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    Ron, you might want to add an external pop-up...

    Ron, you might want to add an external pop-up blocker program, or, one that's within your favorite browser. My wild guess is that different browsers, along with individualized configurations, rend...
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    EMET 5.1 - simple OPs requested :)

    Over the years, I have installed and soon thereafter uinstalled older versions of MS EMET. I would like to try EMET 5.1. However, my learning curve has "Osteopoorosiss," does anyone have some...
  3. RetiredGeek, if one merely clicks everything...

    RetiredGeek, if one merely clicks everything within ccleaner, one just might miss some configurations, histories, passwords, etc. Inconveniences if unintentional :)
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    What extensions, apps, plugins have been added...

    What extensions, apps, plugins have been added and are being run presently? During the add this stage and/or during its run, X-whatever could be bringing along PUPs [or kitties] as "favors" to you.
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    Task Catcher, from BillP Studios, is what can...

    Task Catcher, from BillP Studios, is what can kill or disable whatever is in its Black watchlist. WinPatrol normally advises of changes being made in the startup/services lineup due to software...
  6. Started with a paid version, one still has to...

    Started with a paid version, one still has to configure to suit OPs, else program may do things that get in one's way.
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    Ground thyself always. And, make an image backup...

    Ground thyself always. And, make an image backup of your C-Drive onto an external device or different partition, also recommend you make a CD\DVD boot to restore said image later. With one or two...
  8. Thread: w7 disconnect

    by RolandJS
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    ...along with sleep or power down settings, also...

    ...along with sleep or power down settings, also ensure your antiviri and malware program settings are not "too severe." My avast will ask if I want to, not automatically, abort connection [usually...
  9. I've also made shortcuts to various temp folders...

    I've also made shortcuts to various temp folders - and manually deleted temp files. Wise Disk Cleaner also does a nice safe job. Again, take care with settings within such programs, as the previous...
  10. Your question is a little open-ended, for nothing...

    Your question is a little open-ended, for nothing is impossible for Microsoft and Windows. However, I tried the BATfile -- and so far, Windows Update has not appeared. I'm off to work, I can read...
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    Do you have a nonBoot USB stick in the laptop...

    Do you have a nonBoot USB stick in the laptop sometimes? If so, remove it. I sometimes forget to remove a nonBoot USB stick - and get exactly what you get :)
  12. Anti-spyware and anti-malware can also successive...

    Anti-spyware and anti-malware can also successive Windows sessions if they flag/quarantine file[s] during previous sessions. Sometimes, current session can be affected. I have to "educate" my...
  13. Invoking above batch ideas! Bundeberra, do you...

    Invoking above batch ideas! Bundeberra, do you run the batch file as a text file within a admin DOS-box?
    Years ago, I ran many many BAT files; however, now, since I have no idea how to get Windows...
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    [SOLVED] Update: Neither .netFramework or MSE was the...

    Update: Neither .netFramework or MSE was the problem, it was the olde MSE Update Utility from a 3rd party. Removed it, all is well. Mods, consider this thread SOLVED.
  15. Zig, I took your advice to another poster and...

    Zig, I took your advice to another poster and also install Crypto Prevent & Finder. I copydNpasted your directions above into a text-file, thanks!
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    [SOLVED] Based on some of the description in Details [the...

    Based on some of the description in Details [the long analysis pulldown in the error block], In msconfig, I unchecked both MSE and MSE update utility. Shofar, the error did not come back into view. ...
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    [SOLVED] ok, I already uninstalled all the Windows Updates...

    ok, I already uninstalled all the Windows Updates concerning netFramework that I found in CTL PNL WU Installed Updates. I have no idea which, if any, of the numerous, I mean numerous, Windows...
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    [SOLVED] lemmie see if i can upload the error jpg...

    lemmie see if i can upload the error jpg...40354

    hey mods! it's 7am CST here, have mercy on the 1-hour clock, thanks :)
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    [SOLVED] netFramework problem

    I rolled back to an October image save.
    I'm getting a netFramework error during startup/services load.
    I'll try to attach a tiny jpg of the error...standby...
  20. I'm sure the motherboard supports UEFI, however,...

    I'm sure the motherboard supports UEFI, however, the rollback from W8 to W7 left me with BIOS.
    BIOS it is. We go from there. Onward to the prevention and/or minimization of viri and malware from...
  21. Clint, Bruce, when my laptop was returned from...

    Clint, Bruce, when my laptop was returned from Altex, after they rolled Windows 8 back to Windows 7, in place of UEFI, I found only BIOS. Unless my laptop has a hidden switch during cold-boot, F2 or...
  22. I'm surprised that Mel Brooks in his "The History...

    I'm surprised that Mel Brooks in his "The History of the World, Part 1," [there is no part 2], did not do a skit concerning the first "computer," a thing that computes.
  23. Thread: LastPass tip

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    Anyway, I tried KeePass within FF, and ended up...

    Anyway, I tried KeePass within FF, and ended up removing it.
    Maybe I should try LastPass, it seems to be in the top 5 choices.
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    Zig, your word like others here is gold, I've...

    Zig, your word like others here is gold, I've added Crypto Prevent & Crypto Finder to my "RollerStoller Norad."
    Do you have any advice concerning fine-tuning and operating Prevent & Finder?
  25. Clint, thanks for the info! That's good stuff...

    Clint, thanks for the info! That's good stuff for Windows 8. I do not want any of it for my Windows 7 Pro.
    Previously, Windows 8 was so secure -- I could not boot my repair/replace USB stick.
    I...
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