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Username: ipl_001
Real Name: Gérard Mélone
Status: Expert
Profession: Retiree after some 36 years in the professional computing arena
Location: Paris, France
Nationality: French
Age: 60 but still young!

Other Forums: Zebulon.fr (Security Admin), Malware Complaints (French Moderator) SpywareInfo (Ambassador), Newbie.org (Ambassador), Gladiator (Security-Expert), Malwarebytes (Expert), Security Cadets, Spyware Warrior, Smokey's, Hijackthis.de, etc.
Other French Forums: Zebulon.fr, Assiste.com, PC-Astuces, CommentCaMarche, telecharger.com (01.Net), etc.
Other Distinctions: ASAP-VIP, UNITE
Microsoft-MVP Consumer Security

Interests: Genealogy, Linguistics, Computing, Sciences, Archeology

BackGround: I am an engineer in chemistry and I've degrees in Math, Physics, Finance, Business Management...
I worked for some years as a researcher in organic chemistry.
As chemistry was in a crisis period, I joined the computing world in 1971 and attended the evolutions/revolutions since then... hence my nickname stating that I was already here in the beginning (I was born with the ENIAC): ipl stands for Initial Program Loading which was the acronym written on a blue button of the IBM Series 1 computers to start or reboot them.
My first steps in the antimalware arena... I was a member of the board Computing.Net in the last century and helped users with their computing issues: system (Windows 9x) and viruses; regarding viruses, there were more and more problems I was unable to cope with as this bloody spyware thingy was still there and I used to send "my users" to SWI... after some months on French boards, I went to the Boot Camp of SpywareInfo to learn their secrets.
Then I went back to French forums as it was more important to clean French computers and not have them in the US!
I organized things teaching and bringing together French Malware Fighters in a kind of private super-forum where we learn, teach and work in a close relationship with the global antimalware community... sure, I was led to Geeks to Go!
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Username: Fredil (if you have eyes, use them :))
Real name: Fred
Status: New trusted helper
Profession: Uhh... high school, I guess?
Location: Massachusetts, USA
Age: 14-year-old male
Nationality: a Chinese Canadian American
Interests: Classical music, computers, good jokes, playing the piano, and literature

How I found GTG: Actively looking for malware training, and this was one of the best sites I found. Looked clean and professional, and friendly as well :)

Anything else? I've always wanted to be a vegetarian but my parents never let me. I religiously drink soymilk instead of regular milk, favorite classical composer is Chopin, and my favorite pianist is Vladimir Ashkenazy.

There's really nothing else remarkable I can tell you (what do you expect from a fourteen year-old?). I could start bragging about stuff, but that isn't necessary :)

Edited by Fredil, 05 May 2008 - 04:33 PM.

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    Trusted Helper

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  • 2,138 posts
Username: Tal. Surprising, eh?
Real Name: Tal. Literally meaning dew in Hebrew, in case you're interested.
Status: Trusted Helper - Malware.
Profession: High School :)
Location: A small city just several miles from Tel Aviv - my favorite city :)
Age: 16 in two months.
Gender: Male.
Nationality: Israeli.
Interests: Motoring, aviation (everything that moves or flies), computers, malware, languages.

How I found G2G: I was Googling for basic instructions on how to get a PC cleaned (to help someone else on another board), and guess what I found - You Must Read This Before Posting A Hijackthis Log. Lurking around the forums, I found the Join Us thread, and yada-yada-yada, I'm here :)

Why G2G?: I stayed here not only because of the training - but also because of the community here. Besides the malware part of the training, I also got some much needed practice on my English.
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    Malware Monger

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  • 2,745 posts
Username: Mike
Real Name: Mike, Michael, Miguel, Michelle - whatever other translation there is for Michael.
Status: Malware Staff
Profession: Student
Location: Changes every year.. at the moment I live in Spain.
Age: 16
Gender: Male.
Nationality: American

Sports and music. I play the guitar and constantly have some kind of music on.
I like the old stuff, The Kinks, Beatles, Eric Clapton, Bob Dylan, Crosby Stills and Nash - but also love the new music - Jack Johnson, Oasis, Arctic Monkeys etc...
I wakeboard, waterski, windsurf, dive and any other sport you can come up with that has to do with water :) I do many other sports as well - tennis, basketball and rugby.
I speak English, German and Spanish and have been traveling from country to country until last year.

How I found G2G: Google.

Why G2G?: Because I love the community here, the staff are like a big family and it's a nice thing to be a part of.

Edited by Mike, 22 June 2008 - 03:50 PM.

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    Trusted Helper

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Username: Jimmy2012
Real name: Jimmy
Status: Malware Staff
Profession: Student
Location: Ohio, USA
Age: 18
Gender: Male
Nationality: American
Interests: Watching/playing sports, video games, chess, computer programing, removing malware and anything else to do with computers.

How I found GTG: Found it looking on Google.
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    Tech Staff

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User Name: Troy

Display Name: Troy

Real Name: Troy

Status: Trusted Tech

Profession: Dad, Husband, IT Admin/Tech (with some sales thrown in)

Location: Gold Coast, QLD, Australia

Age: I was 19, but it changed on me. :)

Moderates: The Tech forums. This includes everything but the discussion/introduction/malware sections of this forum.

Interests: Computers and hardware, video games, water skiing (slalom) and inboard V8 ski boats :), spending time with my family, hitting the road for a drive in the country, bush walking, finding a hidden cafe somewhere up the mountains and enjoying a meal, running in the rain, music music music - playing guitar/drums/bass, and of course - Geeks to Go.

Other forums: What the Tech (Tech Staff there as well). No longer active though.

I love the sense of community here at Geeks to Go, it's definitely my favoured forum. Usually you'll find me in the System Building and Upgrading section, although I do occasionally venture to other parts of the forums, usually on a whim.

Don't forget everyone here is a volunteer - yes that includes us as staff! Nobody picks up a paycheck here. So please remember to show your appreciation to your helpers, be it a simple "thank-you" or a donation.

Also, if you aren't being helped in a timely fashion, the Waiting Room caters for people with no replies during the last 3 days. Simply post up a new topic there and you'll be helped in good time.


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    Angel Annihilator of Malware

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Username: Ltangelic (Don't steal my username! :))
Real name: Terene
Status: Malware Staff
Profession: Student
Location: Singapore
Age: 17
Nationality: Chinese (from China)
Interests: Horoscopes, Malware Removal, Music, Anything spiritual

How I found GTG: I was recommended to Geekstogo by Leurgy because I was trying to find a malware removal training school.

Anything else? I'm pretty easy going, and loves to help anyone in need. Not going to reveal too much about myself. You'll know me if you browse the forums more or talk to me in PM. :)
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  • Retired Staff
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Username: SpySentinel
Status: Moderator - Malware Moderator
Profession: Social Media Specialist for Malwarebytes Corporation and Full Time College Student
Location: The United States of America
Age: 21
Gender: Male
Nationality: American
Interests: Sports, martial arts, video games :) , computers, malware removal, and above all ..... Geeks to Go :)

How I found G2G: I was Googling malware removal, and found a whole list of different forums. Coming from another forum, I found Geeks to Go and knew immediately I wanted to be a part of this great community.

Why G2G?: I joined G2G not only because of the top notch training - but also because of the community here.
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    RIP 10/2009

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Probably should have done this ages ago.... :)
Username: sage5
Real Name: Simon
Status: Malware Staff - Trusted Helper
Profession: CAD drafting/IT
Location: Porepunkah, Australia :) (go on, Google Earth that....)
Age: 49 :)
Gender: Male
Nationality: Australian
Interests: fly-fishing, Mt. biking, Computers, Malware removal, 4WD touring
How I found G2G: Started training at SpywareInfo, but thought the training methods here suited me better.
Why G2G: Time limits due to work & family mean I cannot get too far afield. It offers all I need.
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Username: thenotch
Status: Retired Staff
Profession: Systems Support Specialist at a US Army base
Location: Missouri, USA
Age: 43, Male
Moderates: I mostly frequent the Hardware, Network and Web Design areas
Interests: US Civil War history, Playing Guitar, Music, Bible study, Surfing the Internet for anything and everything.
Credentials: CompTIA A+ (IT, Remote & Depot), Network+, Secuity+, LPIC-1, MCTS and currently working on my MCSA.
Why Geeks to Go? I stumbled across the site some years ago and really appreciated the effort the folks that I started interacting with put forth and the knowledge that was available. I also appreciate the friendliness of the people here. I am just glad that I can share what I have learned over the years with others and hope that I sometimes even help them out of a jam!

About Me: I started being interested in computers in the mid-80's while I was in the US Army. We had a IBM XT that had 64K of RAM, two 5.25" drives and initially a green monochrome monitor that was replaced with a EGA CRT. No hard drive. I started learning BASIC programming and spent many hours playing "Rogue" (some of you might remember that DOS game). After the Army I was heavy into the BBS community, running my own BBS and interacting across networks such as FIDOnet and WWIVnet. I also got involved in building PC's and just everyday gained more and more computer knowledge which eventually lead me to move out of the telecommunications field and into IT which is where I am now.

I am a US Army Veteran, VFW Member, active in my church, a happily married husband and father to 3 great kids!
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Username: rshaffer61
Real Name: Ron
Status: Tech Staff\ OS Moderator
Profession: None
Education: High School and Self Taught on computers
Location: Memphis, Tn
Age: 50
Other Forums: GTG and WTT
Interests: Computers, Dabble in woodworking, Horror Movies, Helping others
How did I find Geeks To GO? And how did I get to where I am now?: Needed help for a nasty virus. Was impressed with the professional help and decided I wanted to be part of the site. I then joined the Tech Academy to become a Tech Staff member. Now help where I can.

Edited by rshaffer61, 16 February 2012 - 07:42 AM.

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    Face Burnin' Malware Fighter

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Username: chamber
Status: Malware Staff - Trusted Helper
Profession: Business Support
Location: Northern Ireland
Age: 26
Gender: Male.
Nationality: Human
Interests: Comics, movies, books and computers

How I found G2G: Was looking for a solution to a problem via google

Why G2G?: Heard great things about GeekU and decided to stay because I liked the look of the place.
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    Lord of the Geeks

  • Malware Removal
  • 1,185 posts
Username: Perplexus
Real Name: Kenny
Status: Malware Staff - Trusted Helper
Profession: Software Developer
Location: The United State of Texas
Age: 44
Gender: Male.
Nationality: American.
Interests: Kayaking, geocaching and malware removal

How I found G2G: Received some help for some malware elsewhere so I started searching out schools.

Why G2G?: Initially just because of the great people, but I also received really great training :)
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