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    Arrow XP update question


    i updated XP the other day and i had an alert on my firewall (ZA), i blocked it by mistake but checked out the extra info ZA was willing to give me. it mentioned something about windows installed does this somtimes bla bla.

    a few secs later i got a login pop up on my screen askingfor a user and pass to connect to marlin.softtech.net or marlin.softech.net

    i presume it was soemthing to do with me blocking the access, but what is marlin.softech.net ?

  2. #2
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    If you dont know what it is dont sign into it. Get Ad-Aware from http://www.lavasoftusa.com/ and scan your computer. I doubt zone alarm has any relevence to it.
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  3. #3
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    also get spybot too http://security.kolla.de/
    make sure your doing the xp updates from they website and not by email since lots of people have been getting infected with that virus which goes around in an email saying its an microsoft patch
    The only way to make your PC go faster is to throw it out the window
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    ty for tips.
    i run spybot search and destroy every couple of days

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