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    Many thanks. Makes more sense, but this is with...

    Many thanks. Makes more sense, but this is with WiFi? Does it matter this laptop never leaves the house and uses CAT5, no wireless? [I will still remove it]
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    That might answer my question. Yes, I tested and...

    That might answer my question. Yes, I tested and I have it and will remove it. Dumb Q: how would an outsider use this? I'm obsessive about security but don't quite understand how it could be used.
  3. I have always read one should never use the...

    I have always read one should never use the unsubscribe link. It tells the sender you are a real person so might invite lots more mail.

    Best to either block or use the filter and divert it to junk.
  4. When I plug in a USB drive, the file manager...

    When I plug in a USB drive, the file manager opens to show the contents. Not really auto run, but it does something.
  5. Ugly, but it clarifies the danger of plugging an...

    Ugly, but it clarifies the danger of plugging an unknown flash drive into your computer. Recently, there was a TV show demonstrating how simple it was to tour some company and leave a USB drive in...
  6. Good information, but like most all recovery...

    Good information, but like most all recovery instructions for Windows/7-10, one must boot to Windows and then click here and there for various steps. If one can boot to Windows, then recovery is...
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    Wow-talk about timely! I began getting those...

    Wow-talk about timely! I began getting those blazer deals just recently. Thanks!
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    I'm pleased there is so much information on how...

    I'm pleased there is so much information on how to disable those privacy options, but annoyed MS buried them so deeply in the settings.
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    Visitors here so will try this Monday. It's been...

    Visitors here so will try this Monday. It's been months since trying, but seems I could not change SecureBoot from F12. Had to be changed inside Windows for next boot. But will try.



    I don't...
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    Thanks. I was so frustrated with my two previous...

    Thanks. I was so frustrated with my two previous Dell's inability to boot to ext drive, called Dell on this question. They suggested a Dell with four USB 3.0 ports and using an external USB3 drive....
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    I have one time CCN's at the BofA which sounds...

    I have one time CCN's at the BofA which sounds like VAN's. The BofA system works fine, except it's so badly buried in their menu choices one really has to dig for it. Discover Bank CC has one but...
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    Many thanks, all. I was using a known 'good' use...

    Many thanks, all. I was using a known 'good' use bootable, but then tried it on another computer. Did not work, so made a new one. Now with F12 can get to that usb bootable. Still cannot boot to...
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    Many times. That's the point of my thread: I...

    Many times. That's the point of my thread: I cannot change anything in setup/bios/cmos.
    I can change the boot order but it does not work. The only way to boot to usd/or dvd, is by booting to...
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    How to boot to external USB drive?

    Win8/8.1 won't let me to second drive or safemode. I have DVD recovery disks, bootable USB image discs, and fully cloned/copies on ext drives.

    But the old F8 method to change boot options is...
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    I have never been able to answer their stupid...

    I have never been able to answer their stupid security questions. One asked the name of a bank where wife applied for home equity credit twenty years ago. Huh?
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    True enough, and I should have qualified my...

    True enough, and I should have qualified my comment. CC does not seem to gobble up the reg with hundreds of changes. It's relatively mild and appears to focus on low hanging fruit. I think the best...
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    Some time back when bored, I ran various...

    Some time back when bored, I ran various performance tests before and after using reg cleaners. There was no difference, at least not enough to risk the possible 'scorched earth' problems with some...
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    I was pleasantly surprised a year ago when I...

    I was pleasantly surprised a year ago when I drove from California to Seattle, about 850 miles. I checked into a motel and my CC was denied. Took a couple of phone calls to straighten it out, but the...
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    From my very novice approach, here is what I...

    From my very novice approach, here is what I think might work with a sudden ransom-ware attack. First, do not touch a single key. Hold down the power button until computer shuts down. Second, attach...
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    We've all heard horrendous stories about ransom...

    We've all heard horrendous stories about ransom sites. Never happened to me or family, but stuff happens. What exactly does one do if this ransom thing ever appears?
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    I followed this thread and looked up "syskey" but...

    I followed this thread and looked up "syskey" but don't understand how the OP was infected in the first place. It began with that scam call and syskey was then used to disable everything?
  22. I would use 2 factor ID but many financial...

    I would use 2 factor ID but many financial institutions don't offer it.
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    I use one feature CC cleaner and that is tools >...

    I use one feature CC cleaner and that is tools > start up. I can disable all the auto startups I choose without uninstalling them. They can be enabled later if wanted. A great feature that does...
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    Why bother with guest account?

    I must be naive. i thought a guest account would provide some kind of safety or security, or blocking, or something from primary account. Just created one in Win 8.1, and switched user to guest. The...
  25. Paul, thanks. I have no intention of installing...

    Paul, thanks.
    I have no intention of installing it.
    What annoys me is their apparent refusal to list "what" software they remove.
    Very arrogant, and yes, beta is even more a concern.
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