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So you got caught with your pants down on the Internet (figuratively, folks) and contracted a virus. That sucks. Or maybe you were wearing protection but still fell victim to some nasty bit of code that managed to slip by your antivirus software undetected. That sucks even more. Either way, it's nothing to feel ashamed about. The web is a dangerous place and even the most tech savvy users sometimes slip up. You can even get a virus through no fault of your own simply by visiting a reputable website that, unbeknownst to you, has been compromised by a hacker with malicious intent. The web is a war zone, and even if you're not a target, you can still end up a casualty.
I just bought and installed Windows 7 Pro. Previously, I was dual-booting Windows 7 RC and Windows XP on a 500GB split-partitioned drive. Windows 7 Pro is on a new 320GB HDD.
How do I remove Windows XP and 7 RC from the boot selection screen and just have the computer boot straight into Win7 Pro with no selection screen?
Once I take care of that, I want to remove the partition and use the 500GB HD as data backup. All my data stored on the partitioned drive has been moved over to either the C: drive (7 Pro) or another 320GB HD installed or an external HD.
For some time now, those of us using Gmail have had to gaze upon sponsored ads whenever we use our web mail client. But, thanks to a friendly signature using some vicious key words, that’s no longer the case.
According to his personal blog, Joe McKay was able to prevent the appearance of sponsored ads on Gmail by referencing tragic or catastrophic events (words which Google bans from their ads), as well as words from the late, great, George Carlin’s list of seven words you can’t say on TV.
But, if you’re looking to send an email to someone of importance, and you’re not interested in throwing down some dirty words (but murder still passes through your moral filter), then Mr. McKay has come up with the perfect sentence to add onto the end of each email: “I enjoy the massacre of ads. This sentence will slaughter ads without a messy bloodbath.”
Apparently, after some folks tested it out using emails of differing length and subject matter, ads were completely eradicated. Do you have methods of removing ads in Gmail of your own? Be sure to let us know in the comments.