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  1. I have Macrium Free, version 5.3.7220, and if I...

    I have Macrium Free, version 5.3.7220, and if I go into Other Tasks > Edit Defaults > Verify File System, I see a check box to "Verify file system before backup", with some text explaining what it...
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    In addition to disabling items in Autoruns, you...

    In addition to disabling items in Autoruns, you could also look at Services (as mentioned previously). I have not used Easeus, but in my experience some programs install services which run all the...
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    You could try Emsisoft's Online Armo...

    You could try Emsisoft's Online Armor, a type of firewall which will alert you whenever an installer tries to run, or if a program you have previously trusted has changed, or if something wants to...
  4. Windows Update can only run if the service is...

    Windows Update can only run if the service is running. On my Windows 7 system, the service is called "Windows Update" and has the service name "wuauserv". To put Windows Update completely under...
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    There is a free utility available which will...

    There is a free utility available which will remove selected $NTUninstall folders, AND their corresponding registry entries, from Windows XP. I used it for years, when I had XP, and it worked as...
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    As Susan Bradley mentions, browsers can also be...

    As Susan Bradley mentions, browsers can also be affected by their add-ons. In the case of Firefox, there is an element called Plugin-container.exe, which must also be defined to Emet 5 - sorry, I...
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    Are we missing the point here? The original post...

    Are we missing the point here? The original post said: "the photos were viewable in Windows Photo Viewer. now the same photos are not viewable. what he gets is a small white box with a red cross in...
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    I have found that EMET 5 is very sensitive to the...

    I have found that EMET 5 is very sensitive to the settings on the "Application Configuration" screen. If you get these wrong, sometimes you get an error message (e.g. application has detected...
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    Something weird is going on here. I use...

    Something weird is going on here. I use KeyScrambler and have the spacebar encrypted, and it works fine. In earlier versions I sometimes saw characters in search boxes etc. appearing in their...
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    Can you see the old drive in Windows Explorer? ...

    Can you see the old drive in Windows Explorer? If so, search it looking for *.doc, *.pst, *.xls, any other file types you want to recover. The search will show you where the files are located, then...
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    I had a similar problem where Flash would not...

    I had a similar problem where Flash would not work in Firefox, causing Plugincontainer to crash, and eventually I found a solution - which is to do with Flash using something called "Protected Mode"....
  12. I would recommend creating a separate dedicated...

    I would recommend creating a separate dedicated partition on the external HDD (I call mine drive I: Image Bkup) which only contains backup images and is big enough to hold at least three of them, but...
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    "if FF is closed, and I click a link elsewhere,...

    "if FF is closed, and I click a link elsewhere, say Outlook, FF opens but crashes before the page is opened."

    Why would FF start when you open Outlook? What page is it trying to open - is there...
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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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  17. 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...
  19. 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,...
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    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...
  25. 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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