Fred – Just a simple testimonial for "Adware
Away" to remedy very nasty variants of browser hijackers. I have spent hours not
only searching for "geek" sites to get rid of a hijacker, but also additional
hours with all kinds of potential solutions advanced by many experts. I went to
the registry, I went to Windows Services, I went everywhere one might think to
go….trying to figure out what the various "experts" were suggesting. But in
less than 5 minutes after stumbling across "Adware Away" (
http://www.adwareaway.com ). I now have
a fully restored start page, search page, and home page set once again to MY
preference instead of some nasty adware forced-page. I would recommend it HIGHLY
for those suffering from the absolute plague of many different kinds of
hijackers. It really works and it’s quite simple to use. It’s free for as long
as you need it and, of course, "purchasable" thereafter. Although I have solved
my vexing hijacker issue, I will definitely register and forward them the
purchase price, as I am forever grateful for such a wonderful and easy solution.
Keep up your good work with the Newsletter and wizardry you are so well known
for. —Chris G. Echsner
I am a relatively new subscriber to
LangaList. I often get the message "ending the program ShellconHiddenWindow"
when I turn off my computer. I don’t know what this is. I can’t find it
anywhere. Do you have any ideas as to what it
Hi, Fred. Is there a way to configure the
Recycle Bin so that it frees up disk space as needed, rather than waiting until
newer items are deleted (to permanently delete older items)? If it worked that
way, there would be no reason not to use a large Recycle Bin, if I understand it
correctly. Thanks. —Russell A. Dewey, PhD
Well over 4,000 of your fellow readers have "loaded the code." Have you?
Check out http://langa.com/code.htm for
Hi Fred, I just came across this article in
Yahoo-news ("Spyware Researchers Discover ID Theft Ring"
Fred… First, thanks for the Plus newsletter – a “must-read” for this non-techie! Second, a request for help! Here’s the story: Four colleagues and myself regularly exchange documents using email. When I use Outlook (2003 edition) to send them a message and use the “insert file” command to attach a file, some of my colleagues get the file, some don’t. If one of those colleagues that DID receive the file forwards my email to the others, they get the file!
However, if I’m working on a file (in Word or Acrobat, for example) and then use the “email this file” command in that program, then ALL my colleagues get the file!
I realize that there could be a multitude of reasons behind the problem and I may not have given you enough facts to go on, but can you shed any light on this one? —Bob Hogg
Short form: I have to move my office, so the LangaList will be shut down for
a while. Subscriber email will not— cannot— be answered for a while; and
there’ll be no new issues published. There also are other factors at work (see
below), so the
combined downtime will be significant— at least 6-8
weeks. I *will* get to your letters and subscription service requests, but
PLEASE EXPECT A SIGNIFICANT DELAY.
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rebuild, repair or refresh an existing XP installation while leaving
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I’ve looked forward to each issue of Plus for
years. The other day I installed Microsoft Office Professional 2003. The next
day I booted up my PC to check and reply to some emails. I wanted to insert a
picture and found that all the Folders and Files I added to My Documents were
gone, other than I had when I first installed WindowsXP Professional and
Service Pack 2. How can I access everything that was there before installing,
Microsoft Office Professional 2003? —Dwight Stilson
Fred, I have a Logitech Trackman Marble Wheel which
I use for day-to-day work but when I do graphics work it’s not as sensitive as
I need it to be. Is it possible to use two different pointing devices (mice)
without unplugging one to plug in the other? —Riley