How to restore your system

Question

Hi there what it is , every time I click on the Internet Explorer Icon on the desktop to load up the web browser it keeps coming up with buffer overrun & timeout error, is there any idea what could be causing this ?

Many Thanks

Jon

Answer

This question was answered on February 25, 2003. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

Buffer Overrun

An attack in which a malicious user exploits an unchecked buffer in a program and overwrites the program code with their own data If the program code is overwritten with new executable code, the effect is to change the program's operation as dictated by the attacker If overwritten with other data, the likely effect is to cause the program to crash Go to start > run and type "msconfig" you'll come to the configuration utility box and launch system restore and select a date that you know for sure tht your system was working.

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Posted by Eugene of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on February 25, 2003