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    Brilliant, BruceR. Thank you.

    Brilliant, BruceR. Thank you.
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    File history - how to start again

    I had File History running using an external Samsung 500gb drive. I have since replaced that drive with a Seagate 2TB one. But I cannot find a way of cancelling the whole process and starting afresh....
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    I have the paid-for RevoPro version. Anyway, it...

    I have the paid-for RevoPro version. Anyway, it seems to be a file, not a program, that likes to keep on inserting itself. Guess that's why CC sees it and not the other uninstallers.
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    Thanks for the tips. Will try those (when I get...

    Thanks for the tips. Will try those (when I get time!) One thing that's interesting: Add remove programs doesn't see it, Revo uninstaller doesn't list it, but CCleaner does see it (under...
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    SORTED! ....if anyone still looks at this...

    SORTED! ....if anyone still looks at this somewhat eclectic/confusing thread. Today I found (or maybe in old age missed in the first place) the external drive under Disk Management. There, once I...
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    MBAM? I restarted. Nothing popped up but a...

    MBAM?

    I restarted. Nothing popped up but a Malwarebytes scan immediately found the offending file.

    In Windows task manager, Malwarebytes is the only app running, but there is a long list of...
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    Well, after updating Bios, Asus have come up with...

    Well, after updating Bios, Asus have come up with what others have advised - Reset PC.

    I replied:
    "I just do not want to go down that road. I have 21 programs that I have installed since getting...
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    I haven't the first idea what software that might...

    I haven't the first idea what software that might be. Except for those security programs suggested above, I have not installed anything in the last week or so when this first started happening. There...
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    Oh dear! After all that dramatic cleaning by...

    Oh dear! After all that dramatic cleaning by AdwCleaner and HitmanPro yesterday, today Malwarebytes pops up after a few hours to warn me yet again that the Snapdo file has again wormed itself into...
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    Thank you thomasjk. Wow, hope all works ok after...

    Thank you thomasjk. Wow, hope all works ok after AdwCleaner and Hitman deletes! Their logs:

    # AdwCleaner v3.308 - Report created 24/08/2014 at 17:11:41
    # Updated 20/08/2014 by Xplode
    # Operating...
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    Yes. Just done it again now with yet again the...

    Yes. Just done it again now with yet again the same result, given in detail below. As I said, I do not believe Snapdo has been installed - it is not listed in the uninstall programs list and has not...
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    How to stop Snapdo 'cold calling'

    Why do I continually get a potentially unwanted program - PUPOptional.Snapdo.A . It ends up in my AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User\Default\Preferences.

    Malwarebytes finds this on average two or...
  13. And receivers pay the senders. I pay Netflix (my...

    And receivers pay the senders. I pay Netflix (my subscription) to receive my film. If it costs Netflix more to deliver the goods, they must charge me, the consumer, more. I see the ISP like my...
  14. Thank you for those links. The Guardian article...

    Thank you for those links. The Guardian article (written in Queen's English!) does help to make sense of the complex issue for the simple-minded - me!

    In the UK, the Royal Mail some years back...
  15. I wonder what my compatriot, Sir Timothy John...

    I wonder what my compatriot, Sir Timothy John "Tim" Berners-Lee (now director of the World Wide Web Consortium), makes of it.
  16. Does this have any relevancy to the rest of the...

    Does this have any relevancy to the rest of the globe outside the US? If so, how?
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    Which one? Under USB devices I've got 17 entries!...

    Which one? Under USB devices I've got 17 entries!

    Anyway, I tried, as I reported August 8:




    In communication with Asus, got to the stage where they're checking my Bios version, having also...
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    Yes. I have been in touch with Asus, my latest...

    Yes.

    I have been in touch with Asus, my latest email to them:

    Thank you for your email. Answers to your questions:

    Do you get any error message when you connect the external HDD in your...
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    BHarder - a wee bit above my head, but as my...

    BHarder - a wee bit above my head, but as my usb-connected external hard drive was working a few months back on Win 8.1, I can't see MS new 'architecture' being the problem. Unless an update changed...
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    If you really think it's worth it and a problem...

    If you really think it's worth it and a problem for you, go here:
    http://www.registryrecycler.com/blog/2013/12/how-to-fix-usb-drive-issues-after-installing-windows-8-1/
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    This may be interesting / a clue? The usb ports...

    This may be interesting / a clue? The usb ports recognized a 2gb flash drive - but NOT a 32gb flash drive. Maybe it's the size/capacity of the attached drives to blame? If so, a 2tb disk stands no...
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    The suggestion is to make a folder on the...

    The suggestion is to make a folder on the 'forgotten' drive and share it with 'everybody' having permissions & restart the computer.

    Catch 22. I (Windows) can't access the drive to make a folder!...
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    I was trying (and failed) earlier to do a Restore...

    I was trying (and failed) earlier to do a Restore mainly because my mouse wouldn't behave after doing the sfc /scannow. That thankfully was sorted with the DISM routine.

    Since I think my problem...
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    Thanks Sudo15. Did that and after putting in my...

    Thanks Sudo15. Did that and after putting in my model, there was one update, but not I think driver, and didn't resolve problem. Will look further into that.

    One (main) reason for wanting external...
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    Well it turned out to be scary. Got about...

    Well it turned out to be scary. Got about three-quarters way through uninstalling the list (after creating restore point!) and the computer locked up. (The Serial Bus Controllers entry had vanished)....
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