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2. Don't install anything- ANYTHING- from the internet unless you know exactly what it is. Even then, you might want to run a quick scan on it. Most virus scanners add an option to the right-click context menu to make this simple.
3. If you see anything saying "your computer may be infected" or something along those lines while browsing the internet, ignore it. It's a downright lie. Even if it looks legit. When in doubt, call a tech.
4. In the event that you get infected, call a tech, or if you're brave enough, follow the steps I outlined in my previous post here.
Thankfully, we've found a fairly nice remedy that doesn't force us to wipe the hard drive. Don't bother with Ad-Aware or Spybot S&D anymore- they've become very ineffective as of late.
First we hit it with a scan from Malwarebytes Anti-Malware, a free scanner you can download here: http://download.cnet.com/Malwarebytes-Anti-Malware/3000-8022_4-10804572.html?tag=mncol
Then, on the infected computer, we download and run (in safe mode) a somewhat obscure free program called Combofix, which is available here: http://www.combofix.org/
After that, we run one more follow-up scan with Malwarebytes to ensure that the computer is clean.
So far, this combination of steps has eliminated the infections that we've come across.
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By raising the rates, they're practically ensuring that they're not only pissing a lot of people off (almost everyone I know uses Pandora, for instance), but they're taking their revenue stream and choking it to death. Tons of net radio broadcasters are going to be forced to shut down over this, and I wouldn't be at all surprised if it means that, despite the increased royalty rates, they actually make far less in fees in the long run. And that goes doubly so for Pandora, which is one of the best ways I've seen for music fans to find new artists and new styles of music they may never have considered before. So much for that revenue-boosting avenue.