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Obviousman Donating Member (927 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 05:55 PM
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For any Computer nerds
I'm wondering if anyone knows of any good windows emulators that will run on a windows operating system
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RawMaterials Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 05:58 PM
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1. dont quite understand what you whant but how about vmware? n/m
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Obviousman Donating Member (927 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 06:03 PM
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2. Here's my crazy scheme
I want to get a p2p program, but not have to worry about the spyware. So, if I can get a windows emulator, only the emulator file will be corrupted
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SlackJawedYokel Donating Member (446 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 06:09 PM
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4. Boot manager, 2nd install of Windows.
Will take care of that issue.

If you're worried about spyware get Spybot/Ad Aware, keep your AV up-to-date and stop using IE and you'll be fine.
I recommend eMule.
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RawMaterials Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 06:23 PM
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6. spy boot search and distroy is my faviorate spyware remover
I also like symatec, for anti virus

the best thing you can do with the p2p program is change the default locations for all you downloaded programs, then any virus or spyware wont look for your computer.

instead of share or download or data as a name, use something else like sh*t i download.
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Kellanved Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 06:29 PM
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8. so you're looking for a sandbox?
The most secure way would probably be a cd-bootable OS (either Windows or Linux) working with a ramdisk and small partition (or an USB storage stick).

here:
http://www.heise.de/ct/english/99/11/206 /

or

http://www.knoppix.org/
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EmperorHasNoClothes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 06:03 PM
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3. You mean an x-windows emulator maybe?
Hummingbird had a good one. May be pricey though.
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kranich Donating Member (219 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 06:21 PM
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5. Several solutions come
to mind.

The easiest is to use WinXP. It is p2p and spyware free unless someone is mean enough to put them in the files you download (hasn't happened yet).

Also, Kazaa Lite (no longer available) is still on a mirror site called oldversions.com. It does not contain spyware.

My solutions are for guys who are not so tech aware. Ther are others including dual boot systems.
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short bus president Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 06:24 PM
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7. I used to run a slim windows98 inside a virtual machine
in windows 2000 to accomodate winmx without much risk to the host machine. Now, I don't know if I trust VMware to protect the host machine anymore. I use linux now, and I can install and run VMware to run any flavor of windows under my linux system, but haven't found any reason to do so. ;-)

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Obviousman Donating Member (927 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 06:36 PM
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9. thanks everybody
ive got tons of options now
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