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    Coincidentally I was looking at suggesting she...

    Coincidentally I was looking at suggesting she tries a Nokia Lumia, they seem good value.

    I take your point about attaching an IPhone to the computer, but would point out that it is just as easy...
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    The essence of a Password Manager is the Master...

    The essence of a Password Manager is the Master password, so if it is "not terribly hard to discover", what is the point?
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    Thanks all for the help, my Sister is 60 years...

    Thanks all for the help, my Sister is 60 years plus and a technophobe and from the balance of opinions I'll suggest she looks at the Windows phones first.
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    Windows or Android for first smartphone

    I'm an Android user and have no experience of Windows mobile.

    A friend of mine is looking to get her first smartphone and asked me whether a Windows phone may be her best choice, as she uses a...
  5. Thread: 64 bit Chrome

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    That's a relief, thought I'd spoken out of...

    That's a relief, thought I'd spoken out of turn...:cool:
  6. Thread: 64 bit Chrome

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    The attachment link is invalid and won't open for...

    The attachment link is invalid and won't open for me.:(
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    What has always kept me from Chrome is the lack...

    What has always kept me from Chrome is the lack of the "master password" feature that Firefox provides.
    Whilst it is not a substitute for a secure/standalone password manager, it is a very useful...
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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...
  10. 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...
  15. 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
  16. Thread: Voice recognition

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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
  18. 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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