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  1. As usual, a very good article :) I just wanted...

    As usual, a very good article :) I just wanted to mention another free tool to protect from ransomware (including CryptoLocker, CryptoDefense and others). SurfRight offering...
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    When we were advised to stop using Desktop...

    When we were advised to stop using Desktop Gadgets (because of the security issues), I started using Rainmeter instead - highly customizable and versatile.

    I was already using Rainlendar as my...
  3. You guys might remember I suggested CryptoPrevent...

    You guys might remember I suggested CryptoPrevent in response to Susan's opening post. Well here's another tool that claims to stop CryptoLocker (and other ransomware) in its tracks. A free prog from...
  4. That would be an ironic end for a Windows...

    That would be an ironic end for a Windows machine. But don't do it. Sell it to me instead for $10 - I can use it as my zip opening PC ;)
  5. I'm only talking about the desktop version of...

    I'm only talking about the desktop version of Roboform here - I've never used the 'Everywhere' version, but I suspect the same is true.

    1) You can print a list of all Roboform data so, if you...
  6. I was thinking about ways to back up files on...

    I was thinking about ways to back up files on connected hardware. Given that CryptoLocker looks for files with certain extensions, what if we changed those extensions on backups, to something...
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    Hi SOB. If we're going by the book, then AFAIK...

    Hi SOB. If we're going by the book, then AFAIK you would need a valid code.
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    It's a protected file - which explains the access...

    It's a protected file - which explains the access denied message. You or your grandson will need to:

    1) Click on the start orb and type cmd

    2) When you see cmd.exe in the list, right-click on...
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    Oops - sorry about that Fred. Thanks for posting...

    Oops - sorry about that Fred. Thanks for posting the correct link Jerry.
  10. I was happy to use it as Lawrence Abrams at...

    I was happy to use it as Lawrence Abrams at bleepingcomputer recommends it.



    I think that's a very real danger. I guess the only way to protect against that is to keep X number of backups...
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    I know the OP is now sorted, but I just thought...

    I know the OP is now sorted, but I just thought I'd add this for anybody else with similar requirements.

    'Belvedere' - a small program which "keeps your desktop or any other folder on your hard...
  12. Not sure exactly what you mean by this: ...

    Not sure exactly what you mean by this:



    Could you paste an example file name. Are they not just album artwork to display in media player?

    As regards the crashing, I'd suggest making a note...
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    Hi Mike, If you pop over to the Sysnative...

    Hi Mike,

    If you pop over to the Sysnative forums: http://www.sysnative.com/forums/forum.php the guys there will give you step-by-step instructions on how to get the SFC log file (cbs.log) to...
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    Just to add to what Jerry says - the guys over at...

    Just to add to what Jerry says - the guys over at http://www.sysnative.com will not only check the CBS log file for you, but will also produce for you little scripts to correct any errors.
  15. Exactly - though gregwh's post would seem to...

    Exactly - though gregwh's post would seem to suggest that there's a point in time where CryptoLocker announces its presence, but has not at that point encrypted any files:



    One would think it...
  16. gregwh -I don't really see what there is to be...

    gregwh -I don't really see what there is to be astounded about. Many readers don't work "in the trenches" and so wouldn't have your knowledge/expertise. They wouldn't know, for example, about the...
  17. There's also "CryptoPrevent" which automates...

    There's also "CryptoPrevent" which automates these policy changes and also works for non-pro/business editions of Windows, available at FoolishIT:
    ...
  18. Hi and thanks for your reply. I'm pretty sure...

    Hi and thanks for your reply. I'm pretty sure the docs page setup is correct, but I'll double check when I'm in the office again tomorrow. The 4100's settings were changed quite a while ago to...
  19. Word 2007 manual duplex to HP 4100TN - tray selection issue

    Hi. I'm trying to print a handbook from Word 2007 to an HP4100TN using manual duplex. The problem is that the prints go to tray 1 regardless of my specifying tray 4 prior to printing.

    As...
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    Ok.. I didn't get anywhere trying to find a later...

    Ok.. I didn't get anywhere trying to find a later service on which mine could depend. So, Paul, I took your advice and changed my code. There's now a small delay before my code starts looking for...
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    Hi Paul. and thanks for your reply. If what I'm...

    Hi Paul. and thanks for your reply. If what I'm trying at the moment doesn't work, I'll give your suggestion a try and let you know how I get on.

    As things stand, I've found a registry entry...
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    Hi Ron.. and thanks for your reply. Yep..it's...

    Hi Ron.. and thanks for your reply.

    Yep..it's set to automatic.. and it does actually start (you can see the process in task manager). It's just that, following a reboot, it doesn't actually do...
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    I've written a VB prog and set it up to run as a...

    I've written a VB prog and set it up to run as a service on XP using srvany. I've set its startup type to automatic, and I have it depending upon the spooler service (as I understand this is usually...
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