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horseback
02-07-2005, 12:18 PM
Last night, I was flying a mission in a canned campaign that I had flown before without a problem. It was a long escort, culminating in a clash with 6-8 MiGs over an AAA defended target. Total aircraft in the air was about 18, easily within the capabilities of my video card and RAM.

Everything ran smooth as butter, including the initial pass and engagement of the 'Bandits.' However, shortly after I got my first MiG lined up and started him smoking, things started looking like a slide show, and I ended up colliding with him when I 'jumped' from 120m back to right into him in a matter of seconds.

Thirty minutes of flying close formation was shot to hell.

Naturally, I was very upset. I CTL-ALT-Deleted out of the game, to be greeted by a window from my ISP provider announcing that it was scanning my computer for spyware. From the display, it had been in operation for about three or four minutes, or from about the time the slideshow effect started.

I halted the operation, and checked the program to see if I had scheduled the operation or given permission to have it done without warning. I had not. The program simply noticed that the computer was on and 45 minutes after turnon, while I had another high demand program running, this 'Thing' decided to take a big chunk of my computer resources without notifying me or asking my permission!

I thought I was p!ssed off before. I went through my system with a fine-tooth comb; as I already had a broadband internet access and a good virus/spy protection program in place without this interloper (it was a vestige of my dial-up days, strictly a convenience to avoid changing my email address), I pulled every last vestige of the ISP's programs from my computer. It took over 45 minutes, and I had to go into my Program Files to get the last of it, but it's gone.

I can still go to their website and get my email without invasion of my harddrive, and I have informed them that I no longer need all the bells and whistles they added on my addition of broadband, and that I expect an appropriate reduction in my billing.

This morning, it took almost two minutes less to boot up, log in, get the usual tests and scans done and operational.

cheers

horseback

horseback
02-07-2005, 12:18 PM
Last night, I was flying a mission in a canned campaign that I had flown before without a problem. It was a long escort, culminating in a clash with 6-8 MiGs over an AAA defended target. Total aircraft in the air was about 18, easily within the capabilities of my video card and RAM.

Everything ran smooth as butter, including the initial pass and engagement of the 'Bandits.' However, shortly after I got my first MiG lined up and started him smoking, things started looking like a slide show, and I ended up colliding with him when I 'jumped' from 120m back to right into him in a matter of seconds.

Thirty minutes of flying close formation was shot to hell.

Naturally, I was very upset. I CTL-ALT-Deleted out of the game, to be greeted by a window from my ISP provider announcing that it was scanning my computer for spyware. From the display, it had been in operation for about three or four minutes, or from about the time the slideshow effect started.

I halted the operation, and checked the program to see if I had scheduled the operation or given permission to have it done without warning. I had not. The program simply noticed that the computer was on and 45 minutes after turnon, while I had another high demand program running, this 'Thing' decided to take a big chunk of my computer resources without notifying me or asking my permission!

I thought I was p!ssed off before. I went through my system with a fine-tooth comb; as I already had a broadband internet access and a good virus/spy protection program in place without this interloper (it was a vestige of my dial-up days, strictly a convenience to avoid changing my email address), I pulled every last vestige of the ISP's programs from my computer. It took over 45 minutes, and I had to go into my Program Files to get the last of it, but it's gone.

I can still go to their website and get my email without invasion of my harddrive, and I have informed them that I no longer need all the bells and whistles they added on my addition of broadband, and that I expect an appropriate reduction in my billing.

This morning, it took almost two minutes less to boot up, log in, get the usual tests and scans done and operational.

cheers

horseback

PBNA-Boosher
02-07-2005, 12:22 PM
my new PC doesn't do this, but I had the problem with my old PC. I did the same thing you did. Took a very long time, almost 2 hours to find everything.

My new PC starts up in 45 seconds. I counted. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

mortoma
02-07-2005, 12:50 PM
Well hell, I get stutters and I don't run ANYTHING in the background of my computer, that includes my cable broadband and my wireless USB adaptor program, which connects to my roomies wireless router. I also kill any trace of firewalls and anti-virus programs. I kill any unnecessary services that like to run in the background. Still get stutters with the last two patches. Especially when flying in the old large maps, such as Finland map.

VW-IceFire
02-07-2005, 12:54 PM
These are reasons why I format every 6 months http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

horseback
02-07-2005, 01:57 PM
The thing that I find most offensive about all this is the lack of respect.

It's my computer, I'm paying them for a service, and yet there is always the "Please wait while we download upgrades. Attempting to turn off your computer or close this window may result in permanent damage to your hard drive or this program..." Why can't I say, "No Thank You, I have to do something else now, and I must turn off my computer. Upgrade at some time convenient to me. Now bugger off."

cheers

horseback

SlickStick
02-07-2005, 02:59 PM
horseback, in case you missed the thread, also give SpySweeper a try. It finds things that Ad-Aware, Spybot and others miss.

Just FYI.

flyingscampi
02-07-2005, 04:52 PM
Top Tips:

When installing a program always use the 'Custom' install option to prevent installation of unwanted software. Printer driver CD's are a good example of this, the drivers are 85KB and the other 65MB is ****.

When shot in the chest always lie on the side the bullet entered. This way only one lung fills with blood.

bird_brain
02-07-2005, 07:30 PM
The best anti-stutter solution I have found is to have a 2nd hard drive with nothing but FB on it. It eleminates the stutters when the OS needs to access it's partition.
Since I reinstalled that way, no more stutters! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

WTE_Ibis
02-08-2005, 04:48 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by SlickStick:
_horseback_, in case you missed the thread, also give SpySweeper a try. It finds things that Ad-Aware, Spybot and others miss.

Just FYI. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

I installed and ran Spysweeper and since then my
Winfast TV wont restart after turning off,I have to reboot to get it to work again,wish I hadn't installed it reprograming the TV and tuning in is a pain in the posteria.

fabianfred
02-08-2005, 07:06 AM
my friend once said to me that once you activate windows xp.... then your computer belongs to microsoft....because you can only change things with a struggle.... and cannot transfe the windows to a new machine.....!!?

certainly defrag should be done at least once a week......turn off ram freeing progs and anti virus progs before playing and if you are playing off-line then unplug the router too

WWSensei
02-08-2005, 07:12 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>my friend once said to me that once you activate windows xp.... then your computer belongs to microsoft....because you can only change things with a struggle.... and cannot transfe the windows to a new machine.....!!? <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Your friend is spewing BS through ignorance.

Changing things in XP is at least an order of magnitude easier in XP than previous Windows (yes, including 2000). Seeing as I have transferred my copy of XP to my third machine now over the last 3 years that claim is bogus too. Microsoft even provides a utility for exporting all your settings to be restored on the new box.

carguy_
02-08-2005, 07:15 AM
Great idea of you for posting your stutter maker.Everyone should post if thety find something new about stutters IMO.

SlickStick
02-08-2005, 09:56 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by WTE_Ibis:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by SlickStick:
_horseback_, in case you missed the thread, also give SpySweeper a try. It finds things that Ad-Aware, Spybot and others miss.

Just FYI. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

I installed and ran Spysweeper and since then my
Winfast TV wont restart after turning off,I have to reboot to get it to work again,wish I hadn't installed it reprograming the TV and tuning in is a pain in the posteria. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

The program must be recognizing something about the program as "spyware" or such. Whenever you run spysweeper, it will generate a list for you to select and delete what you wish. See if what you need is in the list before deleting and uncheck it.

Other than that, maybe SpySweeper's website has some help on the issue you are experiencing.