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    I installed it on a friends computer after MSE...

    I installed it on a friends computer after MSE showed disappointing test results.
    It seems to be very effective and is unobtrusive with little effect on system resources and a minimalist interface....
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    I never open a new account with any financial...

    I never open a new account with any financial organisation without understanding the relative obligations.

    My earlier post was referring to the Bank's security, not mine; I'm quite capable of...
  3. Thread: Windows updates

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    As a long time ESET user, I just wanted to give...

    As a long time ESET user, I just wanted to give my experiences of them; very good support and customer service when needed (only once in 5 years),completely reliable and, very importantly for me,...
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    The banks I use are responsible for any losses...

    The banks I use are responsible for any losses due to internet fraud, so I'll leave the security details to them.
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    Unfortunately I read the MS14-045 bulletin and...

    Unfortunately I read the MS14-045 bulletin and went ahead and uninstalled the 2 updates I had on my system, rather than waiting for a reply here.:rolleyes:

    I'll see what happens, but thanks for...
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    If the Updates don't appear to be causing a...

    If the Updates don't appear to be causing a problem, is it best to just leave them installed?
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    From personal experience, I can recommend both...

    From personal experience, I can recommend both PrivateInternet Access and Express VPN; I haven't tried Viking, but it seems expensive.

    PIA is the best value and works well for me, but Express has...
  8. It doesn't do very well in the "performance"...

    It doesn't do very well in the "performance" tests though...

    http://www.av-comparatives.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/avc_per_201405_en.pdf
  9. Thread: Voice recognition

    by Trev
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    Pity it can't always spell "have"...:cool:

    Pity it can't always spell "have"...:cool:
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    Poll: Leaving things on can be expensive, apparently......

    Leaving things on can be expensive, apparently...

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/consumertips/household-bills/10920520/The-devices-quietly-running-up-your-energy-bills.html
  11. Thread: Password Managers

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    That's interesting, I've been using KeePass for...

    That's interesting, I've been using KeePass for several years and didn't know about that function.

    Could you explain the process please?
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    I'm sure you're right, I'm just a bit put out...

    I'm sure you're right, I'm just a bit put out about the situation.

    I've been relying on the Windows firewall whilst being behind my router at home, but as I'm about to be travelling extensively,...
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    I have been following your discussions with Mr...

    I have been following your discussions with Mr Wosar on the Emsisoft support forum.

    The technical issues are way above my head, but I got a distinctly poor impression of the current opinion of...
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    The Echo reply option was not allowed by default...

    The Echo reply option was not allowed by default on my set up, so I'm not sure how the testers found a problem...

    File sharing is turned off on my machine, so I assume no port restrictions are...
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    I've just now done that; does it mean the...

    I've just now done that; does it mean the vulnerabilities found by AV-C are now eliminated?

    The test also mentioned Ping tests, are these a factor?

    I appreciate your help, thank you.
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    Thanks for the information, disturbing indeed. ...

    Thanks for the information, disturbing indeed.

    If RDP connections are NOT enabled on my computer, does this eliminate the problem?
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    Online Armor Firewall Test Failure

    Having recently started using OA firewall, I was perturbed to discover that it had failed the basic tests carried out by AV-Comparatives last month.

    Download the PDF from here:-...
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    Thanks for the suggestions so far, but I was...

    Thanks for the suggestions so far, but I was hoping to erase all the data and take it somewhere for disposal.

    I have no access to tools for physical destruction of the drive.
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    Portable Hard Drive Disposal

    I have an Iomega portable hard drive which I need to dispose of.

    It was proving intermittently problematical, so I replaced it with a new one.

    I have tried to format it (to wipe all...
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    Fair enough, but I also remember being told by...

    Fair enough, but I also remember being told by LastPass to change my password, which proved to be a problem due to their systems being unable to cope with the volume.
    All this unnerved me and made...
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    Seems like a rather blasť attitude to me......

    Seems like a rather blasť attitude to me... However, I was specifically referring to sites which store vital data (for example, passwords to financial institutions)on their servers, like LastPass.
    ...
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    I used it for a couple of years, but after the...

    I used it for a couple of years, but after the security breach in mid 2011, I lost confidence and dropped it.

    Once bitten, twice shy for me.
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    I used the built in Windows system and created a...

    I used the built in Windows system and created a back up very easily. I earlier tried Macrium free, but found it confusing so aborted.

    I'll look at Acronis for the future. Thanks for your advice...
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    I want to take this advice and have been...

    I want to take this advice and have been 'googling" to see how to do it.

    I see it can be done through the Windows control panel or by using a third-party program.

    Any advice on the simplest...
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    Only 2 email accounts with the free version...

    Only 2 email accounts with the free version apparently...
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