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LOL! I just saw this article about how Microsoft is advising customers using Windows XP to not press the F1 key. I can’t help but make a comment on this one.

Talk about the perfect way to spread a virus! You get some poor person to a website that doesn’t make any sense and then tell them to press F1 for help. When they do… BAM! Virus. The good news is that this only works on XP computers that are running internet explorer.

Hmm… Yet another reason to use Firefox. How many reasons is that? Like 5 million?

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2 Responses to “Don’t Press F1 !!!”

  1. Chuck says:

    I use Firefox only part time because I use outlook for my e-mail and haven’t found a way to use Firefox to read and send Outlook e-mail. Besides I am using W7 so I don’t worry what happens in XP. XP has been around to long and in a few years Microsoft will no longer support XP anyway.

  2. Kicknbak says:

    I have both, a PC with XP and one with Vista (sorry to say). I have never concerned myself with the use of the F-1 key and see no reason to start now. Is that the only way to get help? I haven’t even been aware of it before now, and can’t really see any reason to start using it now that I am. I love my XP and have heard from Win7 users that it isn’t much different, just more involved. I look here to upgrade.
    As far as the F-1 key usage… if one looks hard enough and long enough at anything, they are bound to find something wrong with it, whether or not it is really causing any problems of real concern. Onward and upward, as they say.

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