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    We have a number of very similar windows 8.1...

    We have a number of very similar windows 8.1 machines (some with same basic hardware, some with slight differences). Do I need to create separate Win8 'recovery drives' for each one or can I just...
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    Casper 8.0

    I know this is an old thread but I thought I would mention here that I too am a long-term happy user of Casper (since 3.0) and now use Casper 8.0.

    I make monthly Casper backups to a local disk and...
  3. I agree Landyman about the dangers of backing up...

    I agree Landyman about the dangers of backing up a file, or a system, that is already corrupted. That is why when I backup my data (see my earlier post) I use a versioning backup system so if an...
  4. 2 backups: local system and lan/remote data

    I agree about with Photorer about the interesting article and that it is good to have two different backup strategies. Here is what I do with the machines on our small business lan:


    Each...
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    CryptoPrevent (now at 4.2.4) is much less...

    CryptoPrevent (now at 4.2.4) is much less intrusive than earlier versions, but still of course protects against (current incarnations of) CryptoLocker. It also protects against right-to-left override...
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    There are solutions against CryptoLocker as it is...

    There are solutions against CryptoLocker as it is presently found - such as CryptoPrevent. But malware is continually adapting to get around such defences so by definition it is impossible to find a...
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    I have installed CryptoPrevent...

    I have installed CryptoPrevent on all our machines and feel easier about the CryptoLocker threat now. Kudos to Nick @ FoolishIT for providing this free tool. :clapping:
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    Rhinoceros, I sympathize! I suggest you install...

    Rhinoceros, I sympathize! I suggest you install ModernMix (also from Stardock) to go with Start8, this makes all the Windows 8 apps run in windows on your desktop, not gobble up the whole screen in...
  9. As suggested by bbearren, it sounds like you have...

    As suggested by bbearren, it sounds like you have problems with your DVD or possibly with the drive. I think gentle radial wiping of the DVD is the best way to try to clean it.

    I suggest you use...
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    Susan I remain puzzled as to how opening a '.zip'...

    Susan I remain puzzled as to how opening a '.zip' file (whether from an email attachment or elsewhere) can auto-launch an embedded '.exe' file - supposing that '.zip' is the real extension, not that...
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    Well I have installed PDF-XChange PDF Viewer in...

    Well I have installed PDF-XChange PDF Viewer in some cases, not least because it allows some limited editing of pdf files, but otherwise I just stick with Win8's standard apps for video, imaging etc....
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    But not if they just have a .zip extension,...

    But not if they just have a .zip extension, because then your OS will pass them as a parameter to your installed 'unzip' application. I can't find info about 'self-executing' zip files but plenty...
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    Good point, I don't think it does? However an exe...

    Good point, I don't think it does? However an exe file may be disguised as a zip file i.e. named Mydata.zip.exe and in some email programs or with some Windows setting you may just see Mydata.zip?
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    What reason is there to think that this is a...

    What reason is there to think that this is a CryptoLocker issue? If files had been locked by CryptoLocker you wouldn't be able to open them from anywhere... IMO it is more likely to be something a...
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    I have installed Start8 and ModernMix on almost...

    I have installed Start8 and ModernMix on almost all computers here, now for the users it is just like Windows 7 and they are happy. These programs play happily with Windows 8.1 too. $8 for both per...
  16. Thread: Ubuntu 13.10

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    The latest long-term release of Ubuntu was 12.04...

    The latest long-term release of Ubuntu was 12.04 which is what I use on my 2004 laptop (dual-boot with its original Windows XP). Although I am happy using a terminal window I don't think an ordinary...
  17. You are more likely to have success with this...

    You are more likely to have success with this question over at the UtterAccess forum.

    However I note from MS here that, unlike Access 2010 and earlier version, Access 2013 cannot open Access 97...
  18. I had a similar problem when I upgraded from HDD...

    I had a similar problem when I upgraded from HDD to SSD, though using different software. My notes from that time are that the solution was to disconnect the old drive and boot the system from the...
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    CryptoPrevent claims to work fine with 'Home'...

    CryptoPrevent claims to work fine with 'Home' versions and even with XP, because it bypasses the Group Policy Editor.

    One small example I have found of a non-functioning legitimate program after...
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    Thanks I will probably do the same. Re...

    Thanks I will probably do the same.

    Re backups, at our office we do onsite and then offsite backup of data files using rdiff-backup and rsync (using a wrapper software package/instructions I wrote...
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    CryptoPrevent (currently at v2.2) seems like a...

    CryptoPrevent (currently at v2.2) seems like a very simple (to use) and elegant preventative solution - and free. Has anyone used this with success? Shame that he doesn't provide a md5sum to verify...
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