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The History of Microsoft – 1999: The Series Finale!

I’ve been watching most of the The History of Microsoft episodes. It’s very interesting to watch, but the series is now come to an end. The year is 1999.

1999 was the year Internet Explorer 5.0 got released. It’s amazing that it took a whole 10 year to get to version 8 of IE. We got Office 2000, which I still use and it works perfect for my needs. We also got Windows 98 Second Edition, I still have an old computer running on it. ’99 was also the year of The Matrix, one of the best movies ever made. It was also the first movie I bought on DVD.

If you haven’t watch all the episodes of The History of Microsoft, go to channel9.msdn.com and download them, it’s well worth a look.

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I got I-Worm/Brontok.LG, maybe

Two days ago AVG Anti-Virus Free v8 reported that I had a I-Worm/Brontok.LG virus on my SanDisk Cruzer Micro 4 GB U3 flash drive. It’s the LaunchU3.exe file one the CDFS partition that is reported to be a virus. The virus is detected on both my Vista and XP computers.

Since it’s on the CD part on the flash drive, it can’t be removed. But this file have never been reported a virus before, so I guess that there is a fault in the latetest update for AVG Free.

I’ve made some internet searches and have only found other people which can report the same problem, but no solutions.

UPDATE: You can now update AVG Anti-Virus and LaunchU3.exe will not be detected as a virus.