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  1. How can I tell whether FTP utility is transferring securely?

    I was provided a proprietary utility that is supposed to transfer text data securely using the FTP-S protocol (NOT sFTP). But I am uncertain that the utility is actually transferring the data...
  2. Thanks for all suggestions, but nothing I have...

    Thanks for all suggestions, but nothing I have tried corrects the problem. I don't know whether this problem is a remnant of some malware that had been on this system -- Conduit search was on, but...
  3. Running Norton Internet Security 2013, but this...

    Running Norton Internet Security 2013, but this is also running on other systems that don't have the problem.
  4. On one computer, unable to sign into bank website

    I have a puzzling problem I hope someone can help me with. On one of my Win7 laptops, when I try to sign into my bank account, when I click the Sign On button (see attached screen shot), there is no...
  5. Thanks for all comments -- I will be installing...

    Thanks for all comments -- I will be installing Norton Internet Security on all (two) workstations. I have a second question about another security issue. If the attorney wants to remotely access her...
  6. 2-person law office - do I need more protection than a modem/router?

    I am supporting a two-person law office, which uses a FIOS modem/router to connect to the Internet. I was asked whether they should add a firewall for additional protection. Does this router offer...
  7. Does Windows wallpaper affect Windows performance?

    Almost everyone likes to adorn their desktop screen with some kind of wallpaper; for many, it's a family photo, for me it's astronomy wallpaper. But I have heard that for best performance, don't use...
  8. Receiving emails with infected links -- is there any way to stop these?

    I have been receiving emails fairly regularly allegedly from a friend that I know she has not been sending herself. The name in From is her name, but the email addresses appear to be random...
  9. How can I stop emails I receive from a friend's yahoo account?

    I am regularly receiving emails from a friend (call her Mary) which I know are not really from her. How do I know?
    1. I asked her and she said she is not sending them to me.
    2. The subject of the...
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    Thanks for the responses. Bruce -- the two PCs...

    Thanks for the responses. Bruce -- the two PCs have different IP addresses, both are 192.168.1.xxx static IP addresses, based on the router's subnet. But the external IP for both systems is the same...
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    I prefer RDP to either LogMeIn or TeamViewer,...

    I prefer RDP to either LogMeIn or TeamViewer, primarily because of the screen-handling of RDP. So that answer doesn't help much. And I need some additional assistance rather than a generic article,...
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    Remote desktop to a second system

    I am currently using Remote Desktop (RDC) to connect to a WinXP system in my office; I enter the office IP address and am able to connect without a problem. I have just added a new Win7Pro 64-bit...
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    How to delete folder that contains itself?

    I have a client who is running Windows 2000 Server. On a data partition, he has a folder named "Backup S" which, when opened, appears to contain itself, and opening the second folder shows the same...
  14. Secunia PSI -- what startup apps can it replace?

    Most everyone agrees that Secunia's Personal Software Inspector (PSI) should probably be installed on most Windows systems. But when it is installed, it seems to me that several startups that look...
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    Replacing Outlook Express: what's best?

    A friend asked my advice. He is getting a new Win7 computer and replacing his old XP system. He uses Outlook Express for emails, which of course is not available for Win7. So his question -- what...
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    I see that, and I see that Susan did mention...

    I see that, and I see that Susan did mention MS11-013 in the February Patch Watch column. But Windows Update listed the update as KB2425227, and doing a search of the Windows Secrets site turned up...
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    The chart is very useful as a follow-up, but what...

    The chart is very useful as a follow-up, but what about patches that are not listed and haven't been written about. Specific example -- I just installed Win7 Ultimate SP1 on a brand new system....
  18. Threatfire (from PC Tools) and SpywareBlaster...

    Threatfire (from PC Tools) and SpywareBlaster (from JavaCool Software) are two free anti-malware utilities that each say they can work alongside resident anti-malware products to add protection with...
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    By "extremely slow", I am primarily concerned...

    By "extremely slow", I am primarily concerned about the performance when launching and running applications (though the system is slow to boot up and shut down too). For example, if I launch an...
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    I am trying to determine the cause of extremely...

    I am trying to determine the cause of extremely slow performance from a laptop system running XP Pro SP3 with the following specs:

    Sony VAIO VGN-SZ260P
    Intel Core Duo Processor 1.85Ghz
    1GB RAM...
  21. Thanks to all who replied. I had been staring...

    Thanks to all who replied. I had been staring right at the Customize Start Menu window, but I guess I didn't look close enough. http://windowssecrets.com/forums/images/smilies/dry.gif
  22. I want a quick way to get to my Downloads folder....

    I want a quick way to get to my Downloads folder. I know I can pin a shortcut to the left side of the start menu, but is there any way to add a shortcut (or whatever it might be called) to the RIGHT...
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    What exactly do you mean by "measurable"? If you...

    What exactly do you mean by "measurable"? If you are talking improvement in system speed, then in all likelihood, you won't be able to measure any performance gain by using a registry cleaner. But if...
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