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  1. Recover Files from Password Protected PC I...

    Recover Files from Password Protected PC

    I volunteer at a local thrift shop and bring home donated PCs to see if they can be cleaned up enough to sell. Brought home a Vista that had one...
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    Well, after the restore point, I carefully...

    Well, after the restore point, I carefully removed what I could to gain as much space as possible, let the system do a cleanup and defrag, then installed Avast. I've never seen so many trojans,...
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    Well, after the restore point, I carefully...

    Well, after the restore point, I carefully removed what I could to gain as much space as possible, let the system do a cleanup and defrag, then installed Avast. I've never seen so many trojans,...
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    Well, after the restore point, I carefully...

    Well, after the restore point, I carefully removed what I could to gain as much space as possible, let the system do a cleanup and defrag, then installed Avast. I've never seen so many trojans,...
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    Well, after the restore point, I carefully...

    Well, after the restore point, I carefully removed what I could to gain as much space as possible, let the system do a cleanup and defrag, then installed Avast. I've never seen so many trojans,...
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    Well, after the restore point, I carefully...

    Well, after the restore point, I carefully removed what I could to gain as much space as possible, let the system do a cleanup and defrag, then installed Avast. I've never seen so many trojans,...
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    Well, after the restore point, I carefully...

    Well, after the restore point, I carefully removed what I could to gain as much space as possible, let the system do a cleanup and defrag, then installed Avast. I've never seen so many trojans,...
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    Well, after the restore point, I carefully...

    Well, after the restore point, I carefully removed what I could to gain as much space as possible, let the system do a cleanup and defrag, then installed Avast. I've never seen so many trojans,...
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    Well, after the restore point, I carefully...

    Well, after the restore point, I carefully removed what I could to gain as much space as possible, let the system do a cleanup and defrag, then installed Avast. I've never seen so many trojans,...
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    Many thanks, Doc Watson, for the DOS instructions...

    Many thanks, Doc Watson, for the DOS instructions and explanations. I know these commands but not well enough, and the combination of the old FAT32 Win98 and the "new" XP made me wary. Since I was at...
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    Yes, I did look at System Restore, but the last...

    Yes, I did look at System Restore, but the last one was too long ago and I had not set one. Guess I will from now on!

    And yes, XP was a poor choice for a system this old and small. When I analyzed...
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    It is looking more and more like you are correct....

    It is looking more and more like you are correct. Some of the systems that are donated come with a box or bag full of disks and paperwork. Others, like this one, just the hardware. This is the third...
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    Hello and Help! I volunteer at a thrift shop...

    Hello and Help!

    I volunteer at a thrift shop and brought home a donated system to see if I could get it working so it could be sold. It is an old Compaq Presario (FAT32) that ran Win98 and was...
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    All done! Used Spybot's uninstall (instead of...

    All done! Used Spybot's uninstall (instead of Add/Remove), but there were a ton of files to delete manually. Malwarebytes found 2 objects Spybot missed. Had to remove TeaTimer a long time ago. It...
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    Hello everyone in this thread, Am in the...

    Hello everyone in this thread,

    Am in the process of replacing SpyBot with MalwareBytes. Argus says to remove the Spybot immunization before removing the program. How do I remove the immunization?...
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    When you get time, please make some skins with...

    When you get time, please make some skins with darker background for those of us with visual issues. All that white and light blue really hurts. Can't stay on for long. Already squinting and...
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    Thanks, Joe. It was Secunia. Avast, ZA, and the...

    Thanks, Joe. It was Secunia. Avast, ZA, and the printer have been around for years, but recently I let Secunia into startup because it seemed to provide valuable warning information. Using Mike Lin's...
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    No, Lief. The box is unchecked. I turned that off...

    No, Lief. The box is unchecked. I turned that off when I loaded IE8.
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    Here they are. Do you suppose it's IE? I've...

    Here they are. Do you suppose it's IE? I've loaded IE8 and keep it updated but never use it except when manually downloading updates.

    Sorry, I'm fighting this interface. This is my first post...
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    Using XP sp3, Firefox 3.5.3 Hello everybody, ...

    Using XP sp3, Firefox 3.5.3

    Hello everybody,

    Here's what's happening. When I boot, the system does an autoconnect/autodial. No programs are open, nothing's in startup which would prompt this....
  21. Re: Windows Update Error 0x80072EE2 (XP Home SP2)

    Good. I feel better! Thanks, Hans.
  22. Windows Update Error 0x80072EE2 (XP Home SP2)

    Hi Everyone,

    Since Woody says it's OK, I attempted to download the latest updates and received this error. They suggested adding three MS sites to the Trusted Sites and unchecking the box beside...
  23. Thread: Zone Alarm

    by kris love
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    Re: Zone Alarm

    Thanks, Hans!
  24. Thread: Zone Alarm

    by kris love
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    Re: Zone Alarm

    Hans, with the recent ZA/KB951748 issue, I noticed on Woody's site that he does not recommend ZA. He was pretty strong about it, too. Do you know what he does recommend? I'm using the free version...
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    ZA 7.0.462.000

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