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Microsoft Access not responding

YMMV, but I recently had a large database and relationships drawing in Microsoft Access 2003. I was working on a deadline and even though I had a backup just a couple of hours old, I could not afford to lose the work. I looked on web for a solution and came upon this one: Go to task manager and set the priority to high. It worked for me. It does not fix the MS Access bug, but it does cause it to return life after a few minutes as opposed to never. Saved my data!

Virtus Designs Malware Controversy

Virtus Designs Malware Here is one definition of Malware. It is, as of this writing, the first paragraph in an article entitled 'Malware' at Wikipedia: "Malware, short for malicious software, is software designed to secretly access a computer system without the owner's informed consent. The expression is a general term used by computer professionals to mean a variety of forms of hostile, intrusive, or annoying software or program code. " The invasive junk attempting to insinuate itself deeper into my system from Virtus Designs is, by any reasonable definition of the term, Malware. Certainly, for my purposes it is and since I have been a paid computer professional since 1982, I feel qualified to make that statement. There is no question in my mind that it is Malware with a capital 'M'. There is no ambiguity here, no gray area. The fact that the perpetrator of this deed lacks a moral compass and a sense of shame for his misdeeds does not make it any be