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Question for the Techies

So I’m trying to watch something on netflix.

Netflix tells me I have a “silverlight installation problem” error code:2105

It tells me some steps to uninstall. Is this legit or do I have a virus?

I would say just code error, uninstall and reinstall. Otherwise post this in the geek thread I am sure a couple of the tech guys in there will tell you.

another HG thread! who woulda thought? lol

I’d reinstall silver light…I am surprised it uses that, but I guess it works. You should be able to got to Microsoft’s download section and find it quickly. Or if you go to windowsupdate.microsoft.com it will identify if you have it or it may auto update it.

[quote]gregron wrote:
another HG thread! who woulda thought? lol[/quote]

whoa whoa whoa i didnt know HG even made threads…

[quote]HoustonGuy wrote:
So I’m trying to watch something on netflix.

Netflix tells me I have a “silverlight installation problem” error code:2105

It tells me some steps to uninstall. Is this legit or do I have a virus?[/quote]

Do what Microsoft says or you are FUCKED.

Thanks fellas. Don’t even know what silverlight is but will re-download.

[quote]gregron wrote:
another HG thread! who woulda thought? lol[/quote]
NTWAT!!!

^ I DON"T EVEN KNOW WHAT THAT MEANS!!!

I suppose I need some real life IT friends. Like grits need cheese.

Wait…

So, you have a very common virus that is very easy to get rid of.

It is called sys32 virus.

It creates a folder under your windows directory called “system 32”.

Just delete that folder, and boom, you’re all set.

And if that doesn’t work, take out your hard drive, and rub it on a large magnet, like 45-50 times.

[quote]countingbeans wrote:
So, you have a very common virus that is very easy to get rid of.

It is called sys32 virus.

It creates a folder under your windows directory called “system 32”.

Just delete that folder, and boom, you’re all set.[/quote]
Funny stuff!!!

On a serious note, Silverlight is just a “front end” technology that gives browsers a certain look and feel (ie. the “user experience”). Widgets, tools, fades, etc. A lot of applications are written to push that functionality to the client (that is, your browser) instead of processing it on the server then pushing the page to your browser. You’re installing the “Silverlight Client”.

Make sense?

If you hit Alt+F4, you’ll get more information about your browser.

[quote]SteelyD wrote:
On a serious note, Silverlight is just a “front end” technology that gives browsers a certain look and feel (ie. the “user experience”). Widgets, tools, fades, etc. A lot of applications are written to push that functionality to the client (that is, your browser) instead of processing it on the server then pushing the page to your browser. You’re installing the “Silverlight Client”.

Make sense?

If you hit Alt+F4, you’ll get more information about your browser.[/quote]
This does not make sense. But I will hit alt F4, for real so please tell me if you are joking.

Mostly, I think I will just uninstall silverlight and re-install. Just wanted to make sure this was a real prompt and not a virus.

[quote]HoustonGuy wrote:

[quote]countingbeans wrote:
So, you have a very common virus that is very easy to get rid of.

It is called sys32 virus.

It creates a folder under your windows directory called “system 32”.

Just delete that folder, and boom, you’re all set.[/quote]
Funny stuff!!![/quote]

Oldest joke on the internet man, sorry. Couldn’t help myself.

The magnet works wonders though

[quote]HoustonGuy wrote:

This does not make sense. [/quote]

OK.

Silverlight makes your Interwebs site look cool and do cool things.

[quote]SteelyD wrote:

[quote]HoustonGuy wrote:

This does not make sense. [/quote]

OK.

Silverlight makes your Interwebs site look cool and do cool things.[/quote]
Well then I definitely want that son of a bitch to work!

[quote]countingbeans wrote:

[quote]HoustonGuy wrote:

[quote]countingbeans wrote:
So, you have a very common virus that is very easy to get rid of.

It is called sys32 virus.

It creates a folder under your windows directory called “system 32”.

Just delete that folder, and boom, you’re all set.[/quote]
Funny stuff!!![/quote]
It’s cool. I almost fell for it too but googled win 32 to be safe and though to myself “SUCKER!!”

Oldest joke on the internet man, sorry. Couldn’t help myself.

The magnet works wonders though[/quote]