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Old 06-23-2007, 11:04 PM   #1
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Default Maybe not such a good idea?

I thought about taking my computer to a PC repair store, but I'm not sure that would be the best idea for the follow reasons:

1. I use azurues. Enough said
2. I have multiple ISOs of "certain programs and games"
3. I have limewire and a bunch of downloaded music.
4. I have some other stuff I don't want them finding.

If they find this stuff, will I get in troube?

Yes.. shame me all you want, but I would buy all the software if I had the money and if it wasn't outrageously priced. I'm poor, and I don't have hundreds to spend on something that cost microsoft a penny to make and in return they get 150.00 for it.
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Old 06-23-2007, 11:07 PM   #2
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Default Re: Maybe not such a good idea?

dont worry we all do it too.

what is wrong with your pc if it is hardware then as long as it works there not going to search your files.

if it is software related then then will more than likely have you and them sign a data privacy documents where if they do revile your findings and you do go to court(unlikely) the information is invalid.

if they dont then go to the next place maybe they do.
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Old 06-23-2007, 11:18 PM   #3
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Yes, I work at such a said place doing that stuff and part of the service contract we have people sign when we check in their computers is a data privacy act. Bascially, as long as you are not planning a big murder or something we cannot turn you in.

Prime example: In the US if you are under 18 (or 21 in some areas) you cannot legally look at porn. However, I had the pleasure of working on a computer owned by a 15 year old (His parents claim to have never touched his computer for any reason) that was loaded with porn downloaded from torrents. I could not turn him in to his parents, or the law because of the privacy contract.
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Old 06-24-2007, 12:03 AM   #4
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Default Re: Maybe not such a good idea?

I fully expected celegorm to be like: and his name was John H. Brown at the end of his post. Also, had the pleasure?

@ BF2: Listen man, as Rudster said it, we all do it. We cannot be expected to empty out our wallets anytime something new comes out. I would, as Ruster said, first ask for a contract and if they do not have one draft one with them and make them sign.

If they won't do that, do not bother and look for another place.

Also, what are the problems? We might be able to fix them on this forum unless it is actually broken hardware in which case the people at the repair place should not need to actually access your files.
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Old 06-24-2007, 12:40 AM   #5
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I fully expected celegorm to be like: and his name was John H. Brown at the end of his post. Also, had the pleasure?
How did you know his name?! Lol I just noticed I said plesure... kinda fits doesn't it??

But yes, what kind of problems are you having?
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Old 06-24-2007, 12:43 AM   #6
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Make those folders hidden and put them in the program files for AIM or something.
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Or make a folder and name it like: Syndication Data for the Analysis of the 1990 fiscal year in New Zealand.

NOBODY would EVER open that.
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Old 06-24-2007, 12:48 AM   #8
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I like cabbspapp's suggestion, they wouldn't bother looking in there.

If you do that though, split it up between programs just to make sure they don't check AIM properties and try to figure out why it's taking up 23GB of space.
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hmmm or u could just get a file lock

Try the free trial http://www.snapfiles.com/get/folderlock.html

or this one http://www.softpedia.com/progDownloa...nload-447.html
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You could go that route, but that just proves you have something to hide if they see that in the programs list. I can tell you that is one of the first places I look when I think a computer has a virus. If that's what his problem is then there was really no point in getting those programs.
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