The Uninstall button is used to uninstall a device driver. This option is not typically used with Plug and Play devices, as the operating system will automatically re-install the hardware and device drivers on the next power up. However, this option might be used to uninstall a device driver for a non-Plug and Play device. Terminal Services is one more service that you can run under Win2K. As such, you can turn this capability on and off by installing or uninstalling the service. You must reboot after installing or removing support for Terminal Services. In earlier versions of Windows, Registry editing was conducted through two different but similar tools Regedit.exe and Regedt32.exe.
- Again, if you change the configuration of the Windows NT service for error code 0x8004210A Apache, first attempt to start it from the command line to make sure that the service starts with no errors.
- Imagine what would happen if your computer suddenly stopped working.
- For hard disks and networks, special software such as Disk Defender by Director Technologies, Inc., can be used to write protect program files.
If a computer repair tech tells you a virus caused it, take your computer somewhere else. The first one to appear on the Commodore Amiga was a boot sector virus called SCA virus, which was detected in November 1987. The Creeper virus was first detected on ARPANET, the forerunner of the Internet, in the early 1970s. Creeper was an experimental self-replicating program written by Bob Thomas at BBN Technologies in 1971. Creeper used the ARPANET to infect DEC PDP-10 computers running the TENEX operating system. Creeper gained access via the ARPANET and copied itself to the remote system where the message, “I’m the creeper, catch me if you can!” was displayed.
An article that describes “useful virus functionalities” was published by J. B. Gunn under the title “Use of virus functions to provide a virtual APL interpreter under user control” in 1984.
Other software and app updates are important, too, and for similar reasons. If your Microsoft Office software, iPad apps, Adobe programs, etc., ever ask you to update, consider it a requirement.
Sometimes software can get a bug, especially if it has not been updated in awhile. Other explanations could be a computer having a faulty memory, or ironically, an issue with the antivirus software.
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