Dear Fred, With regard to the defrag problem
mentioned in the last newsletter ("Defrag Just Won’t Finish;"
http://langa.com/newsletters/2006/2006-06-05.htm#2 ) I’d suggest
looking into DIRMS (see
http://www.dirms.com/. This is a superb defragging program that runs in
a command window under Windows; it does the best defrag job of any program
I’ve seen. —Jim Allen
Hi Fred, What [about] free firewalls these
Hi Fred: I know it’s early yet, but at some
point when you’ve had a look at the new ZoneAlarm 6.5 family and have heard
feedback from others, I’d be interested in whether you think I should switch
from ZoneAlarm Pro 5.5 to the free version of the new ZoneAlarm 6.5? Do the
improvements — if they really are better — in the free part of the
firewall justify switching to it from the Pro version of ZA 5.5?
Frequent contributor Steven Groginsky has been
trying RSS readers. (Unfamiliar with RSS? See
I’m not a user of MS Works, but this reader is, and he had
some major trouble with a new upgrade to this software.
Last issue, we discussed what seemed to be a problem with
a new version of the "Windows Genuine Advantage" tool. Now, a few days later,
the topic has taken off:
After their site was listed in the last "Load The Code" section, this reader
Fred, I have been getting updates for xp for quite a while now.
So, in windows explorer I have a very long list of files named KB… . Would
it be safe to make a folder and put them all in it and archive it. OR perhaps
just delete them. Some way my AV program doesn’t look at them every time it
runs. Plus subscriber for some time now. Thank you. —David nelson
Dear Fred, I thoroughly enjoy your letter. Now I’m not
particularly geeky. I run a small architectural firm which means I do the
computer fixes for the most part.
Hello Mr. Langa.
I hope you can help me with this problem. My computer will not defrag. This is
the first time I’ve had a problem with it. When I run defrag it gets to about
12 percent and stops with a message saying some files cannot be defragmented.