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  1. Binkiland? OH MY!

    @georgelee:
    Oh my, your computer has a bad malware flu. Did nobody ever mention to you that before any major updates, transfers, upgrades and/or new OS versions you need to make certain that your...
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    @CEScott: If your computer is free of malware...

    @CEScott:
    If your computer is free of malware NOTHING will "happen". It will just keep working.
    Gleaned from the experiences with my thousands of in their own words mostly "computer illiterate"...
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    Well kids, grandpa has seen so much junk...

    Well kids,
    grandpa has seen so much junk together with IObit *anything* that IObit is on his REMOVE list.

    He likens IObit to a BAR for malware seeding.

    Wonder what BAR is? Think M1918!
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    @georgelee: Besides all the incredible...

    @georgelee:

    Besides all the incredible fiddling around Thunderbird backup why don't you get your wife's computer finally cleaned up? That is REMOVE the malware that makes it unusable and repair...
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    donrc, I agree almost totally with you. Only...

    donrc,

    I agree almost totally with you. Only installing software is the worst example for command line bashing. Take a look at Linux Lite; you can install over 13,000 pieces of software from the...
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    You are soooo correct! Everybody wants to make a...

    You are soooo correct!
    Everybody wants to make a buck and show me the CEO that refuses to pad the bottom line with 10s or 100s of thousands of dollars if his organisation has next to nothing to do...
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    A did (some of) the testing...

    I just got to chime in, sorry.

    First I deliberately ignore Heyitstrick's diatribe (#4), it IMHO is condemning itself.

    Suggestion to WindowSecrets: Create an area for discussion of "other"...
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    Are your folder options set to show hidden files...

    Are your folder options set to show hidden files and NOT To hide protected system files?
    That's often the reason things don't show in DIR listings.
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    Wow!

    Thank you Clint! I never dared to voice this opinion and feel better now after reading your post.

    I do well remember times when the storage space required for backups was so expensive that...
  10. Bravo!

    I can't agree more and second that motion!

    IMHO it is way better to keep the burglar out of the warehouse rather than to fight him inside.
  11. oh my, oh my

    OP, maybe you want to read this.
    Only my $0.02 though.
  12. They are NOT The same. Windows Defender in Win7...

    They are NOT The same. Windows Defender in Win7 and Vista was MS's first attempt at spyware blocking. MSE is a classic anti virus program; if you install/activate MSE it turns off Defender...
  13. Sorry, the email I got from WindowsSecrets DID...

    Sorry, the email I got from WindowsSecrets DID CONTAIN A LINK.
    I do not keep these forum notifications so I can't produce proof.
  14. Warning To All

    Above post #37 does not contain any link.

    The email that announced it DOES contain a link.

    The link leads to an Iobit page advertising their products.

    !. How did they do this? (No link,...
  15. Thank you Roland; what a nice Christmas present!

    Thank you Roland; what a nice Christmas present!
  16. Speed

    Coochin,

    Over the last two years I witness a trend in laptop/notebook computer manufacture and sales to home users/consumers that is somewhat unsettling to me.

    More and more laptops are being...
  17. Melissa, I offer a bet that your computer is...

    Melissa,
    I offer a bet that your computer is infected with PuPs.
    Remove them with AdwCleaner (ONLY from here!)
    I see similar effects every week...
    Good luck.
  18. All good an true advice but on a 1.6Ghz laptop...

    All good an true advice but on a 1.6Ghz laptop with only 2GB of memory this could take many hours.
    During some of the required Restarts you will have only a black screen with NO progress indicator...
  19. PuPs?

    @epzcaw:

    From what I gather here your computer is likely full of PuPs. And since you use it always the same way it gets regularly re-infected (shocked? please keep reading).

    An all too common...
  20. [SOLVED] Surprised...

    :confused:

    DrWho, I am really surprised that you did not go and read up here.

    Blessed Christmas to all.
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    BruceR, I appreciate the immense amount of...

    BruceR,

    I appreciate the immense amount of time and the effort all the moderators voluntarily do to keep this forum running.

    Let's leave it at that and just in case and it being past...
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    @Zig The topic was and is "Best program for...

    @Zig
    The topic was and is "Best program for stopping system changes?".

    CryptoPrevent IMHO did not, never has and never will prevent 'system changes'; it claims to stop programs from encrypting...
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    Allow me to remind you that You are off topic...

    Allow me to remind you that

    You are off topic and
    You should discuss that with the author(s) of CryptoPrevent


    Only my $0.02
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    I strongly want to second Bob's recommendation. I...

    I strongly want to second Bob's recommendation. I did some such changes and with Samsung EVO drives it was simple and straightforward. But I did read their instructions BEFORE I began the process and...
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    sjr, Windows 8 and 8.1 can easily and free (of...

    sjr,
    Windows 8 and 8.1 can easily and free (of charge) be set up to run in desktop mode. You would be in a familiar environment and could use all the software you are used to.

    IMHO much more...
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