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Computer Problems, Questions and Solutions! / "Server Not Found"
« on: May 18, 2012, 12:18:21 AM »
I keep getting the message "Server Not Found" ~ how do I fix it.
I use Firefox and IE8, have Vista Home Premium on a Compac Presario. Thank you  :sad:

Computer Problems, Questions and Solutions! / Re: Lost email password
« on: December 06, 2011, 04:17:46 PM »
P.S. ~ Sorry, I know that little happy dancer is annoying but that's how I feel having struggled with this problem for the last several weeks ~

Computer Problems, Questions and Solutions! / Re: Lost email password
« on: December 06, 2011, 04:14:37 PM »
Thanks SOOOO much winchester73!

Wonderful links which I will keep but hope to not have to use them again. Just so you'll know the first one got me thru fairly fast and although speaking with someone in India (sounded like) the CSR was very sweet and patient when I asked her to repeat instructions. Best of all........she re-set my password!  :D

Thank you again for your help. I should have know to come here first. Yeah! :dance:

Computer Problems, Questions and Solutions! / Lost email password
« on: December 05, 2011, 01:14:37 AM »
I have Windows Vista, a Compaq Presario laptop and use Windows Mail. I have others, but I've used this as my primary email for several years and the others are more private.

A week or so ago, the box popped up requesting user name & password. I have no idea why this happened so suddenly but I cannot remember my password. Worse, this happened once before a few months ago. I don't remember how it was resolved or by whom, but the username and password I had written down don't work currently.  I've wasted enough time trying to figure this out and am asking for help. I don't want to "contact your mail server" which is all MS will suggest, because I have AT&T. Besides spending hours on the phone (mostly robo menus) when I finally spoke to someone in Taiwan or India, they informed me they could give me my password for a $55. charge. I said no thanks.  Can someone help?

Uh oh...........
What's a "Hosts File program"?

It just asks again ~ user name and password - user name space blank - password still there. I've tried uppercase, lowercase, new password and every combination you can think of and the irony is I'm logged in on other forums. It's really maddening.

Oh, sorry, forgot - I have Windows Vista Home Premium 2007, use Firefox 6.0.2 & IE 8 (I think) and using a Compaq Presario laptop.

Computer Problems, Questions and Solutions! / Can't log on to Computer Forum
« on: September 12, 2011, 10:41:36 PM »
I have used GardenWeb for years & in the last 6 mos or so, I can log on but can't access ALL forums, particularly the one I need most - the Computer Forum. I've had the same User Name and have tried new passwords. I've talked to their customer serv. adviser, sent emails, etc. They will think the problem is fixed when it isn't. If I go to the Orchid or Pond forums for example, everything works - go to the Computer forum and it doesn't no matter what I try. Any ideas how this could happen? Thanks.

Hi Corrine - thanks for the comprehensive response ~
You said "Although your topic at G-W indicated you were able to scan with MBAM in Safe Mode, your topic here indicates otherwise"
That's because I was really stressed last night and even this morning - there was no activity on this board & I went back to GW again and someone suggested opening 'restore' after going to safe mode which I did. The attack happened Monday evening so I restored back to last Thursday when everything was working O.K. Then I downloaded Spybot-Search & Destroy & Malwarebytes Anti-Malware & CCleaner - all this evening. Then I went back to GW to tell them what I did. Still don't know where such a horrible virus or whatever it was came from but I suspect StumbleUpon (maybe) or even FaceBook though I try to be careful with both. I told everyone at GW that when I started to stay with FireFox & not IE, I was changing my bookmarks and updating them. Some folders with many w/sites or photos or blogs were expired or otherwise gone. A few opened instead to something else ~ so I'm suspecting that could have caused an opening (for some dirty rat!) to hijack. I really don't know, wish I did.

My question now is: since I have done the above (running MBAM & Spybot & CCleaner) and everything seems O.K. - do I still need to go back over your previous instructions? I see you're not online so I'm going to be VERY  :confused: careful tonight and look for your instructions tomorrow. Also, please let me know if there are any more safeguards I can install to keep vermin like that away as much as possible. Thanks so much.

~ Ruth

Please help ~ I somehow got infected with AntiMalware Go and it's preventing me from running anything. I'm surprised I can even get on here. I was referred by GW Computer Forum (Zep - God bless him) but it's really got me over a barrel. Please help, I'm really afraid the longer it's on here the more damage it will do. I can't even use the initial instructions on this site I can down load but not run applications. Thanks ~

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