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    Support for Office 2003 has ended, but the...

    Support for Office 2003 has ended, but the updates for it, up to the time support ended, are still available. I would guess that your installation of Office 2003 is not up to date as at the time...
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    Download OpenedFilesView from Nirsoft,...

    Download OpenedFilesView from Nirsoft, http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/opened_files_view.html , run it, and look for your spreadsheet file name in the list of files. If found, it will say what program...
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    With XP I always swore by Revo free, it was...

    With XP I always swore by Revo free, it was excellent at its job and there were no problems. There were never any leftover registry entries or files, provided the Advanced uninstall mode was used.
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  4. I ran an update on an XP machine the other day,...

    I ran an update on an XP machine the other day, and in addition to the IE8 fix I also received the May version of the Malicious Software Removal Tool. I believe there will also be updates for MSE...
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    Go into Control Panel > Region and Language, and...

    Go into Control Panel > Region and Language, and check that all is as you want it in there. In particular, look at Formats > Additional Settings, and check the Numbers and Currency tabs. These...
  6. Another option which is quite useful is to set...

    Another option which is quite useful is to set the Autoarchive on the deleted items folder to permanently delete after x days. This makes it like a recycle bin; if you accidently delete something,...
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    You can set autosave for every 2 or 3 minutes,...

    You can set autosave for every 2 or 3 minutes, but the problem is that if you exit Word normally, without saving, the contents of the autosave folder will probably be lost. This is by design,...
  8. You need to be very careful with the DEL command...

    You need to be very careful with the DEL command in batch files. For example, if you want to delete all .tmp files from one folder, then all files from another folder, you might write:

    CD...
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    Problem with Nitro and web based PDFs

    I have been using the Foxit PDF reader, with no problems. Recently I attempted to upgrade it from 6.06.0722 to 6.11.1031, but no luck. It seemed to install OK, but every time I tried to use it, it...
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    So you keep multiple backups - probably at least...

    So you keep multiple backups - probably at least three - so you can revert to a backup which was taken before the infection occurred.
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    I also use Macrium in the way described. It...

    I also use Macrium in the way described. It produces backup files with a .mrimg extension, which in any case is not among the file types which CL is said to act upon. However, I guess this is no...
  12. Do a combination of these measures. Create a...

    Do a combination of these measures. Create a separate partition on your C drive (call it drive P for pagefile) and put ONLY your pagefile on it. You may need to experiment a bit, to see how big the...
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    Secunia has an ongoing issue with VLC, claiming...

    Secunia has an ongoing issue with VLC, claiming that it is not secure. I have just upgraded VLC from 2.0.8 to 2.1, but Secunia is still saying it is insecure. I think it is a red herring, but...
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    "What's my computer doing?" may give you a clue,...

    "What's my computer doing?" may give you a clue, but I would be running Process Explorer - download from http://technet.microsoft.com/en-au/sysinternals/bb896653.aspx

    It will show you at a glance...
  15. Trusteer vs Keyscrambler

    Is Trusteer any more effective than Keyscrambler? See http://www.qfxsoftware.com/ . Free version works with all major browsers, paid version works with most applications.
  16. Download and install "What's My Computer Doing",...

    Download and install "What's My Computer Doing", and have it running in the background. Immediately the mouse frees up, open the WMCD window and click the Freeze button. It might take a few tries,...
  17. I suggest getting MailWasher, which will allow...

    I suggest getting MailWasher, which will allow you to delete spam from your ISP's server, before it ever reaches your PC. It supports filtering, and if you want you can cause known spam to be...
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    In my experience (XP and Word 2003), you have to...

    In my experience (XP and Word 2003), you have to set your default language for use by Word in Control Panel, and in two places:

    Regional & Language Options > Regional Options > In the Customize...
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    This clarifies that the culprit is indeed...

    This clarifies that the culprit is indeed SABKUTIL, which is a component of SuperAdBlocker. That's what you tried to uninstall?

    There's another thing you could try. The error message is saying...
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    Looking at your screenshot, which is a bit...

    Looking at your screenshot, which is a bit indistinct, it appears to be reporting event ID 7026 for a driver called SABKUTIL, which fails to load at startup. Assuing that is correct, and that these...
  21. Another thing you can do is limit the range of IP...

    Another thing you can do is limit the range of IP addresses that your router will give out, and associate these with MAC addresses. For example, if you have two computers on your network, limit the...
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    The problem is a program called blastcln.exe,...

    The problem is a program called blastcln.exe, which apparently is no longer supported. If you just delete it from Windows\System32, it wwill be restored from backup, which is why it keeps coming...
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    If you are still being plagued by leftover...

    If you are still being plagued by leftover references, another option might be to re-install the offending program (same version as before), then use an uninstaller such as Revo to thoroughly...
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    At the risk of stating the obvious, Fred Langa...

    At the risk of stating the obvious, Fred Langa discusses this problem (or at least a similar one) in the WS of 18/10/2012.
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    Both of these programs have their limitations. ...

    Both of these programs have their limitations. FileHippo is fine as far as it goes, but it does not have every program I use in its database, only the most common ones. Secunia PSI will check every...
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