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  • How do you get rid of System-Guard -09?

    A friend of mine is having a really hard time getting rid of this. I've tried downloading programs that get rid of it, but it's taken over the computer and won't let you use IE. It wouldn't even let me google and kept going back to a yahoo search page. I'm a little tech savvy with computers, but this is really kicking my butt. The computer already had Spyware Dr and Kaspersky, but it still got this malware. Any suggestions?

    4 AnswersSecurity1 decade ago
  • What do you think are the chances of a fascist government emerging in the Ukraine?

    From the Christian Science Monitor:

    http://www.csmonitor.com/2009/0515/p06s01-woeu.htm...

    "Ukraine's economic straits raise worries about radicalism"

    If a neofascist government does take hold in the Ukraine, would it give justification to the Russian government to invade to "stabilize" the country to protect the Russian Naval base that Russia rents from the Ukraine in the Crimea? Especially since the Ukraine has already told Russia they're not going to renew their lease when it ends in 2017, which would leave Russia without a major warm-water port?

    "Ukraine says Russia should prepare to leave Crimea naval base"

    http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/library/new...

    Like many politicial analysts said, first Georgia, then the Ukraine...

    9 AnswersPolitics1 decade ago
  • Last week, the prompt for my Spyware Doctor appeared in Japanese. How do I get it back in English?

    Additionally, whenever a site is blocked, the message appears in Russian. I had a problem with Spyware Doctor a few months ago, and it took their people quite a while to get it fixed. I'd rather not go through them again. And yes, I did purchase it.

    A friend told me it might be that worm going around, but I also have Kaspersky Security, so I don't think it's that.

    If anyone can help me out, I'd appreciate it. Thanks in advance.

    2 AnswersOther - Computers1 decade ago
  • What is the proper way to address someone in a cover letter when you don't know what sex they are?

    I'm sending a cover letter to a company and the person you send your resume to just has the initial of their first name and their last name. So should the greeting on the cover letter say "To Whom It May Concern", or "Mr/Mrs/Ms ______", or something else?

    Thanks in advance.

    18 AnswersOther - Careers & Employment1 decade ago
  • What are my legal options concerning the playing of Xmas music at my work?

    I currently work in a warehouse operated by a well-established international company. Last year, two weeks before Xmas, the company began to play Xmas music on the overhead.

    This part is important, so bear with me.

    The company made a big deal about playing music previously. They would play satellite music stations varying from pop to adult contemporary to rock and country music. A very small number of people who worked in the warehouse claimed they were offended by just about every music genre that was chosen. As a result, the management just turned off the system they had spent a wad of money on for the enjoyment of the rest of the workforce there.

    The music was turned off for a few months, when two weeks before Xmas, the music was turned on to a station that played just Xmas music. Some of the songs were contemporary versions of Xmas classics, and some were the traditional versions. But after a few days of listening to it for 8 hours a day, it really started to get old.

    I discovered the reason for the music was one or two management personnel who thought it'd be great to play the music. The problem was that they spent a large amount of their time in their office, which did not have the music pumped in. The warehouse GM was a big B.A.C. (Born Again Christian) so apparently he thought the idea of playing non-stop Xmas music for hours on end was a great idea as well.

    After the first week, I contacted several legal and religious groups about what my legal options were, and I was told that short of taking the company to court, there wasn't much I could do. Of course I spoke with the GM about the music, and I was told that the majority of the people in the warehouse liked the music, which was the opposite of what I heard. I only knew of one person who liked the music who wasn't in management, and she was one of the few who complained about the non-Xmas music being played previously.

    I found a court case that happened somewhere in Europe where a man had sued his company for the same reason and won. I printed the article and taped it to the GM's door (he wasn't there), along with a note about how the US military used music as a form of torture for Muslim captives and the case when they used it to get Manuel Noriega out of the Vatican. I'm not sure if my note was the reason, but the next day the music was turned off.

    Don't get me wrong, I'm no Scrooge. I wouldn't mind if they played Xmas music the day before we were off for Xmas, or even for two days. But TWO WEEKS?

    The old GM is gone, and the group that liked the music is in control of the management of the warehouse. What can I do to make sure the warehouse isn't subjected to the same thing? Of course I would speak with the management, but I need something heafty in my favor that would back my arguement.

    Thanks in advance.

    6 AnswersLaw & Ethics1 decade ago