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Post by Don Berton » Tue, 02 Jan 2001 11:32:32


watch out for the posting with the subject  "Free Antenna Tower"

For some reason when I read it a window popped up stating that I needed to
download a file that would let me read Chinese characters for this ad.

What the heck was it?

 
 
 

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Post by Rob Dun » Tue, 02 Jan 2001 11:53:25


Not a virus.  Just Mother Microsoft taking care of you whether you want it
or not.  If a message contains language specific content (chinese in this
case) it will automatically initiate downloading the special language
support required.  Irritating isn't it?  It can be turned off but I can't
remember how, doesn't' do it on my machine anymore anyway.

Rob


Quote:> watch out for the posting with the subject  "Free Antenna Tower"

> For some reason when I read it a window popped up stating that I needed to
> download a file that would let me read Chinese characters for this ad.

> What the heck was it?

 
 
 

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Post by Bob Lewi » Tue, 02 Jan 2001 13:11:17

Quote:> It can be turned off but I can't  remember how,
>doesn't' do it on my machine anymore anyway.

You can also just click cancel when the message comes up - you will
then see the message without the special characters.
 
 
 

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Post by Jim Foste » Wed, 03 Jan 2001 07:03:52

bought something on e-bay- had the recipt from oriental, and wanted korean
language! nothing to worry about- jim nn7k   p.s. some of the spelling was
accidently using korean characters, that looked english after loading this
file.  have fun

> watch out for the posting with the subject  "Free Antenna Tower"

> download a file that would let me read Chinese characters for this ad.

> What the heck was it?

 
 
 

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Post by isgs.. » Wed, 03 Jan 2001 08:26:55

YOu just chose a poor choice of a program to read your netnews thats
all. Junk the IE for newsreading and you will be all right.



Quote:> watch out for the posting with the subject  "Free Antenna Tower"

> For some reason when I read it a window popped up stating that I
needed to
> download a file that would let me read Chinese characters for this ad.

> What the heck was it?

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Post by B-Square » Wed, 03 Jan 2001 09:08:55

So much for intensive knowledge.  IE itself does NOT have an Email or News
capability.  You apparently MUST mean Outlook or Outlook Express. <sigh>

> YOu just chose a poor choice of a program to read your netnews thats
> all. Junk the IE for newsreading and you will be all right.



> > watch out for the posting with the subject  "Free Antenna Tower"

> > For some reason when I read it a window popped up stating that I
> needed to
> > download a file that would let me read Chinese characters for this ad.

> > What the heck was it?

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> http://www.deja.com/