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  1. We've all heard horrendous stories about ransom...

    We've all heard horrendous stories about ransom sites. Never happened to me or family, but stuff happens. What exactly does one do if this ransom thing ever appears?
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    I followed this thread and looked up "syskey" but...

    I followed this thread and looked up "syskey" but don't understand how the OP was infected in the first place. It began with that scam call and syskey was then used to disable everything?
  3. I would use 2 factor ID but many financial...

    I would use 2 factor ID but many financial institutions don't offer it.
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    I use one feature CC cleaner and that is tools >...

    I use one feature CC cleaner and that is tools > start up. I can disable all the auto startups I choose without uninstalling them. They can be enabled later if wanted. A great feature that does...
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    Why bother with guest account?

    I must be naive. i thought a guest account would provide some kind of safety or security, or blocking, or something from primary account. Just created one in Win 8.1, and switched user to guest. The...
  6. Paul, thanks. I have no intention of installing...

    Paul, thanks.
    I have no intention of installing it.
    What annoys me is their apparent refusal to list "what" software they remove.
    Very arrogant, and yes, beta is even more a concern.
  7. Mystery Google "software removal tool' downloads

    Within a few minutes of opening google chrome, I get notice of a download:

    "software_removal_tool." That might not be the exact title because i keep deleting it and it reappears. I have not...
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    I would forget to run MBAM so bought the pro...

    I would forget to run MBAM so bought the pro version and glad I did. Runs in the background and blocked a lot of junk.
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    In FF, I get script errors ALL the time, and...

    In FF, I get script errors ALL the time, and finally discovered they most occur on the same site. It's an extremely popular news sites with endless ads and commercials. I like the site but hated the...
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    Update Windows Bit Defender?

    Two years ago, downloaded WBD and installed to USB just in case a virus cannot be cleaned by onboard virus program.
    Got to thinking: should WBD be updated on a regular basis to include the latest...
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    CNET used to be my 'go to' site, but now it adds...

    CNET used to be my 'go to' site, but now it adds so much crapware to every download, I avoid the site.
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    I have backed up encrypted files [truecrypt]...

    I have backed up encrypted files [truecrypt] 100's of times and never had a problem. I know because I can open 'decrypt' them on the back up drive.
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    Onedrive is perhaps the most confusing feature...

    Onedrive is perhaps the most confusing feature I've ever encountered, and MS certainly has made little effort to clarify it.
    The Langa article helped a bit--thanks.
    Here's one issue I have. In...
  14. I don't get it. I have the free version and so...

    I don't get it. I have the free version and so does family member. She complains that it starts all by itself, and so does mine.

    In "Advanced Setting" the auto run option is grayed out--but it...
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    I get these 2-3 times a month and have never had...

    I get these 2-3 times a month and have never had a PP account. It's addressed to my email.
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    With Casper open, click to Explore in the left...

    With Casper open, click to Explore in the left column. From there, click History and highlight the recent attempt that failed. Then click File > Send Reports > and you can click to send to Casper...
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    Skysurfer86, yes, that's an unfair comparison on...

    Skysurfer86, yes, that's an unfair comparison on my part. I have an ESATA ext drive which would be faster than USB2. I've not tried this on a USB drive for a while, and cannot recall how long it took...
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    I agree with everything you say, but not sure why...

    I agree with everything you say, but not sure why a backup should take "all night". My C to E takes about five to ten minutes, depending on how much new stuff has been added to C. I write a lot, so...
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    Good to know. We all have our preferences. When I...

    Good to know. We all have our preferences. When I first began installing backup systems for various small businesses here in town, I tried several trial versions and selected Casper. That was a few...
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    But that is precisely what I don't want. I do not...

    But that is precisely what I don't want. I do not want to be required to make a boot disk in order to make the backup work.
    I want the backup to boot without help.

    If you make such a backup that...
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    If you click to the link to Macrium Free and look...

    If you click to the link to Macrium Free and look at the various versions, you see the free version does not do as much as Casper. The standard version does, and they are about the same price. The...
  22. Did that. Many thanks

    Did that. Many thanks
  23. Thanks,CLiNT, but I have no idea which is 32 or...

    Thanks,CLiNT, but I have no idea which is 32 or 64. Fire Fox v15 installed the Java.
    I have
    Java Deployment Toolkit 7.0.60.24; 10.6.2.24; NPRunTime Script for Library Java
    and
    Jave (TM)...
  24. This is really discouraging for me. I'm a...

    This is really discouraging for me. I'm a retired, widowed senior living alone, and I know all about exercising the brain. [heh, about the only exercise I get]

    So I belong to several user groups...
  25. This is not an exact explanation, but for what...

    This is not an exact explanation, but for what it's worth. I have five TrueCrypted folders totally about 40gb. My Casper 7 copies them to an internal and ext drives with no problem. I know because I...
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