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    True, code has to be run. Bear with me, I find...

    True, code has to be run. Bear with me, I find this strange. People are surprised when they hear that pdf files can be carriers of viruses, and how much room in a pdf file is there for code? Hence it...
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    OK. I found it under tools/options and have now...

    OK. I found it under tools/options and have now disactivated most macros as you say. That solves the problem with Macro viruses, but what about Word viruses in general? The standard practice with pdf...
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    Well actually, I started out collecting Repair...

    Well actually, I started out collecting Repair Disks then came across the i386 folder and wondered what it was and if it could be used to make one, and if so, what tools would it have. The topics are...
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    Using Word 2010. For Antivirus I use Emisoft...

    Using Word 2010. For Antivirus I use Emisoft Antimalware, which may be checking the file when opening. I doubt if it is checking on downloading because when I scan the attachments folder it finds...
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    Thanks for the links to the Dell site. Quite a...

    Thanks for the links to the Dell site. Quite a lot to wade through. I have an Optiplex980 so the links work well. The computer has the factory restore partition, which really would be a last resort....
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    I have a Dell desktop, Optiplex. Out here you buy...

    I have a Dell desktop, Optiplex. Out here you buy them from a dealer, and when I asked for an installation disk I was told they were already on my computer. I do not know if this is general Dell...
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    Avoiding MS Word viruses

    OK. For my job, I have to receive Word files, usually docx, read them, and comment on them. In the face of the recent rise in Word viruses I am looking for more protection. I started by making sure...
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    Rescue disks

    Four times in the last year I have been locked out of my computer. Not by viruses, but by windows patches, or conflicts between security software. I have learned the hard way, with Online Armor, to...
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    I use the search within a good file manager. I...

    I use the search within a good file manager. I use PowerDesk Pro Version 7 (later versions are questionable and I have not tested the latest). if you hunt, you can get a free licence for version 7...
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    Two screens utility

    I agree. Non-glare screen.

    For two screens, there is an important utility. Sooner or later a program will mess up your two screens and send icons haywire and if you lose one of the screens, your...
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    I use Casper. Version 8 is now out, which handles...

    I use Casper. Version 8 is now out, which handles Win8 as well as Win7. The family pack is a bargain. I have installed it on other computers with non-savvy users, run a backup, then it asks if I want...
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    I have sometimes found that Casper sometimes...

    I have sometimes found that Casper sometimes terminates before completion. I usually solve that by doing a clean reboot, then cutting the internet, unload antivirus/firewall, and try again. Another...
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    Thanks Rich. That is what I thought but since...

    Thanks Rich. That is what I thought but since this is new territory for me, I appreciate your confirmation. Thanks to all of your for your replies

    Ilowe
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    User account housekeeping

    I made the mistake of setting up a new computer using only one account -- the Original (administrator) account. I have now set up several users and given one of them administrator privileges. I will...
  15. I bought a Dell Desktop (Optiplex 980) with dual...

    I bought a Dell Desktop (Optiplex 980) with dual display card. Fool I was I did not check at delivery that two screens worked. By the time I checked I had customised the machine too much to send it...
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    Loss of update history on clone. Try running...

    Loss of update history on clone. Try running Belarc Advisor and see if this gives the information. If not, run it on the original drive and save the results before cloning.

    Let us know about...
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    Win7 Start Menu-- Classic shell

    If you want the Classic version of Start, for Win 7, check out Classic Shell http://classicshell.sourceforge.net/

    * Drag and drop to let you organize your applications
    * Options to show...
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    I was advised by Casper technical help when I...

    I was advised by Casper technical help when I discussed my backup strategy with them before buying a new computer, for Win7 to backup the whole system drive, because of this hidden drive. That was...
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    I have used Casper, several editions including...

    I have used Casper, several editions including version 7. I can confirm the following:

    1. Technical support is first class. Same day or less (depending on time zones). Replies begin with a simple...
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    Thanks for these tips. I have been using the Free...

    Thanks for these tips. I have been using the Free Classic Menu from addintools.com and it works for Word, Powerpoint, Excel and Onenote, with others you pay for. The free version only works for 2010,...
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    The question of partitions is linked to at least...

    The question of partitions is linked to at least four other variables and much depends on your needs, especially your needs and preferences for backups. The variables are:

    1. One or two Hard...
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    Unless things have changed in the last few...

    Unless things have changed in the last few months, the main security problem at the moment with Skype is the way you cannot turn off the auto-updates. I find the latest versions of Skype to be big...
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