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Sven Petersson  Identity Verified
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Feb 3, 2006

http://www.jayloden.com/aimfix.htm

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Roberto Cavalcanti  Identity Verified
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For sure Feb 3, 2006

What an innocence

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Luca Tutino  Identity Verified
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Am I missing something? Feb 4, 2006

Are you beeing ironic or genuinely suggesting the download?

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Graciela Guzman  Identity Verified
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How safe! Feb 4, 2006

Visiting the link I got the joke. Thanks for your sense of humour.

Have a nice weekend.


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Gianni Pastore  Identity Verified
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I still don't get it Feb 4, 2006

Maybe I am just dumb, but can anybody explain me where's the joke?

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Roberta Anderson  Identity Verified
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Italian trait Feb 4, 2006

I guess it must be an Italian trait...
I don't get it either


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Ford Prefect  Identity Verified
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Me neither Feb 4, 2006

Not just Italians...

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Roberta Anderson  Identity Verified
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ITalian connection Feb 4, 2006

James Visanji DipTrans PhD wrote:

Not just Italians...


Ha, but you're in Italy!
There must be a connection...


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xxxMihai Badea  Identity Verified
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No, it’s not an Italy-related trait :-) Feb 4, 2006

I don’t get it either.

Sven’s posting sounds like a recommendation to me, but after reading Roberto’s and Graciela’s postings, I am little puzzled. Is there something wrong with AIMFix? I couldn’t find any negative information about it. Only positive, see for instance http://itweb.providence.edu/helpdesk/docs/antispyware/aimfix.html . This page also includes an explanation of what the AIM virus is.


[Edited at 2006-02-04 14:15]


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mónica alfonso  Identity Verified
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Argentina is also puzzled Feb 4, 2006

What's in it?

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Uldis Liepkalns  Identity Verified
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Latvia guesses Feb 4, 2006

that Roberto must be referring to the :

"*DISCLAIMER*: (snip) ...By downloading them you are agreeing to remove certain files, which may or may not be related to ad-supported spyware/adware software. Your results may vary."

Uldis

[Edited at 2006-02-04 14:14]


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Clarisa Moraña  Identity Verified
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I don't get the joke. Feb 4, 2006

I only see a helpful tool, to fix virus. Am I missing something?

In my opinion the previous posts should have included their point points of view further developed. Single phrases, a single link, lead us to think: What did she/he want to say?

My questions:
1) Is the AIM fix tool a good tool? Why do you recommend it? I don't know anything about AIM viruses.

2) Why it is an innocence? Is there a joke? Could you please explain? I visited the site, it seems created by a young who hates viruses and wants to help others.

I'm completely lost.

Regards

Clarisa

[Edited at 2006-02-04 14:11]


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Rosa Maria Duenas Rios  Identity Verified
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and Mexico wonders... Feb 4, 2006

I thought something was wrong with me, but now I feel "comforted"... hopefully someone will explain...

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Graciela Guzman  Identity Verified
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That's it, Uldis Feb 5, 2006

I was referring to the disclaimer.

[Edited at 2006-02-05 03:38]


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Balaban Cerit  Identity Verified
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I think Sven is recommending this utility Feb 5, 2006

To be honest I haven't used the AIMFix utility (so I can't know if there are better tools for removing AIM viruses or if this utility causes a special problem) but after reading the related links I think that it is genuine and Sven is recommending this utility.

The utility can be also downloaded from Softpedia:
http://www.softpedia.com/get/Antivirus/AIM-Fix.shtml

One can learn more about AIM viruses at:
http://www.aim.com/help_faq/security/faq.adp?aolp=
http://www.siena.edu/antivirus/viruses/AIMviruses.asp

I agree with people who find the mentioned disclaimer funny, the parts where it says "...may not be related to ... software" and "Your results may vary" seems a bit humorous. But I think such disclaimers are to be expected because these freeware utilities generally aren't foolproof and removing adware / spyware can sometimes be tricky. I use Spybot for removing spyware / malware in general (but that isn't a foolproof utility too, I am about to purchase a better software). Spybot too has a legal disclaimer that says if you remove advertising robots / spyware from your computer with the Spybot utility, you may not be able to continue using the host program. (Which generally is the freeware product that you downloaded initially and which installed the adware/spyware on your computer.)


[Edited at 2006-02-05 11:22]


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