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  1. How well do any of these backup-synching services...

    How well do any of these backup-synching services protect against cryptolocker type viruses that actually encrypt files on your hard disk?
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    Great ! Thanks - works like a charm.

    Great ! Thanks - works like a charm.
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    Fred Langa suggested a screen shot program called...

    Fred Langa suggested a screen shot program called Greenshot. So I downloaded it, installed it, and started it up on my Windows 7 system, and pressed PrntScr. Now there is a something that looks...
  4. Thanks to all who replied. For some reason, the...

    Thanks to all who replied. For some reason, the automatic email notification didn't work this time so I didn't know anybody had responded. Yes, my question was about the "Restore Previous Version"...
  5. Do "Restore Previous Versions" options repair Cryptolocker infections?

    Do "Restore Previous Versions" options repair Cryptolocker infections, or at least enable recovery of files?

    I've been reading about the horrors of Cryptolocker infections. But Windows 7,...
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    I recently installed an Ubuntu based distribution...

    I recently installed an Ubuntu based distribution called LXLE alongside Windows XP on my old desktop. Installation worked like a charm and now I can boot to either one. In addition, my wireless...
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    Well, I spoke too soon. After moving both PC's...

    Well, I spoke too soon. After moving both PC's to within 6 feet of the router, the problem returned. Then I turned off wireless access and attached network cables and the problem went away. With...
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    Thanks to scaisson and your suggestion to check...

    Thanks to scaisson and your suggestion to check the PING status. I am hopeful that the problem may be solved !!!!

    Both PC's are wireless. I checked the PING times from both PC's to the other...
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    Thanks to F.U.N and Scaisson for your helpful...

    Thanks to F.U.N and Scaisson for your helpful suggestions. However, although intermittent hardware failure is always possible, there is no other evidence of it besides the current problem that I...
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    Thanks for all of your responses. However, here...

    Thanks for all of your responses. However, here is a clearer description of the problem, which just occurred this morning:

    I brought up both of my home PC's, each of which has a folder shared...
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    RG: I'm using Work Groups, not HOme Groups. I...

    RG:
    I'm using Work Groups, not HOme Groups. I have also found the Home Groups seemed to be less reliable than Work Groups. I'm not sure I understand what you are suggesting: the PC's have...
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    Can network sharing problems be understood?

    Can network sharing problems be understood?

    I'm trying to diagnose occasional network sharing problems between my two home Windows 7 PC's. I realize that there are lots and lots of problems on...
  13. How can I find the PC/device that's using all the bandwidth to access the internet?

    How can I find the PC/device that's using all the bandwidth to access the internet?

    I am trying to find out why a small network that I support often experiences drastic slowdown in its access...
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    The simplest thing to do is to buy a new laptop...

    The simplest thing to do is to buy a new laptop with Windows 7. I'm 66 years old and have the same concerns as the original poster. Three days ago (late January 2014) I helped a friend buy a new...
  15. Thanks for all the suggestions. I ended up...

    Thanks for all the suggestions. I ended up buying a Kyocera Hydro on ebay for $26. It works like a charm, has Android 4.0.4, along with Bluetooth, Wifi, touchscreen, and auxiliary storage. So I am...
  16. What's the easiest safe way to use an old PC? Ubuntu?

    What's the easiest safe way to use an old PC?

    I have an old PC that has XP Pro, but MS support is about to end along with MSE (security) updates. I'm not interested in spending a lot of time...
  17. Thanks for your response, Cyberdiva. I have also...

    Thanks for your response, Cyberdiva. I have also discovered a number of forums related to Android, so I will ask there. thanks also for the hint about upgradeability!
  18. What's the cheapest Android device useful for experimentation?

    What's the cheapest Android device useful for experimentation?

    I'd like to try writing apps for Android devices. I'm aware that I can download an emulator for my PC that will allow me to both...
  19. Can Dropbox, Google Drive, Skydrive and/or Barracuda Copy run at the SAME Time on the SAME PC?

    Can Dropbox, Google Drive, Skydrive and/or Barracuda Copy run at the SAME Time on the SAME PC?

    Lately, I've been reading comparisons of the file syncing services, including dropbox, Google...
  20. 2013 11 28 Well, I FINALLY found the solution...

    2013 11 28

    Well, I FINALLY found the solution to the problem, quite by accident, with the "Manage Audio Devices" screen which can be accessed from
    Control Panel=>Hardware and Sound=>Manage...
  21. Well, I've been experimenting for three days and...

    Well, I've been experimenting for three days and the Bluetooth speaker hasn't worked again after the first time. The symptoms are the same: the Bluetooth control screen appears briefly and then...
  22. How can I transmit my PC headphone output via WiFi to a speaker?

    How can I transmit my PC headphone output via WiFi to a speaker?

    I bought a bluetooth speaker to use with my PC and finally got it to work when the bluetooth speaker is near my PC. But I also...
  23. Thanks to everybody for your comments. I learned...

    Thanks to everybody for your comments. I learned a lot. All I did was remove the old surge protectors and everything has been working fine now. I do have a UPS protecting my important pieces of...
  24. Well, I don't know what happened, but the speaker...

    Well, I don't know what happened, but the speaker suddenly started working. I literally do not know what I did, but now that I know it works, I will try to find what I did to make it work. ...
  25. I tried the Bluetooth speaker again just now. ...

    I tried the Bluetooth speaker again just now. When I turn it on, a blue light flashes quickly on the back of the speaker for about five minutes, then flashes slowly for a few minutes, then turns...
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