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  1. The firmware in the HD controller installs other...

    The firmware in the HD controller installs other software that execute on the PC. I think Steve Gibson does a good job of explaining the process in this video (Security Now - episode 495):...
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    I had a similar need for a better File Search,...

    I had a similar need for a better File Search, which was based on searching for "all word forms" in MS Word 2000:...
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    Andrew, the example project from the Word Hacks...

    Andrew, the example project from the Word Hacks book already has the user form, plus the logic for reading and writing the INI file (which has the file names). My intention is to modify the existing...
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    I will add a drop-down list on the initial user...

    I will add a drop-down list on the initial user form, so she can select which "work project" to start. Then the form will show the MRU list for that project. I'll add a command button so she can open...
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    I'm helping out a friend who normally edits 15+...

    I'm helping out a friend who normally edits 15+ related Word documents for a given project. And they work on multiple projects each day.

    We are both users of Word 2003, with no plans to upgrade to...
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    The other problem is the assumption there are 25...

    The other problem is the assumption there are 25 documents in the MRU list. I start with only two files in my INI, similar to the example in the book. But there is no mechanism to instantiate a new...
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    Word Hacks not working

    I'm trying to enhance the Most Recently Used (MRU) list in Microsoft Word 2003. I want to have multiple MRU lists, each with more than the limit of 14 entries. I bought the Word Hacks book a few days...
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    No, I pay for registration separately through...

    No, I pay for registration separately through Dotster, which costs $38 for for two years. Still only about $13.50 per month in total.
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    Thanks for the suggestion. I did a Google search...

    Thanks for the suggestion. I did a Google search on "windows 2008 vps hosting", and started with this thread:
    http://www.webhostingtalk.com/showthread.php?t=1078375

    My web site currently has...
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    MS FrontPage Server Extensions now unsupported

    I still use MS FrontPage for my web site. When I tried to update my web site last week, it failed at the server end. After researching the problem for three days, my web hosting company says they...
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    I reviewed that older thread, but didn't see...

    I reviewed that older thread, but didn't see anything applicable to my situation. I already looked at File / File Search / Advanced File Search. There are no "new" options there - it is identical to...
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    After trying most of these Grep programs, we only...

    After trying most of these Grep programs, we only found one that actually searches MS Word documents, which is BareGrep. This program has not been updated since 2006, and it kinda sorta works. I...
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    Word 2003 File search "all word forms"

    I just helped a friend upgrade to MS Office 2003 last week. Everything went pretty smoothly, but one issue remains.

    It appears that Microsoft made major changes in the File Search feature between...
  14. Thread: Latest scam

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    I get these periodically. My favorite variation...

    I get these periodically. My favorite variation has a password-protected ZIP file as the attachment, so it can't be scanned / flagged by your AV software. Even if you incautiously open the ZIP file...
  15. Thread: Microsoft Call

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    I recently subscribed to the youtube channel for...

    I recently subscribed to the youtube channel for MalWareBytes. They have some great educational videos, including this one where they record the ENTIRE process (26 minutes) of the "Microsoft Support...
  16. Thread: Microsoft Call

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    This is pretty funny. A guy calls in to Leo...

    This is pretty funny. A guy calls in to Leo Laporte's radio show and tells his story of the "caller from Microsoft".

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QGdkWc7czfM
  17. +1 I hate running browsers on computers without...

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    I hate running browsers on computers without Adblock Plus.
  18. Thread: Gmail hacked?

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    I always exercise EXTREME caution with links in...

    I always exercise EXTREME caution with links in emails. Should have clarified that I checked the mail content and headers VERY CAREFULLY before I did anything.
  19. Thread: Gmail hacked?

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    I've attached a screen capture of the original...

    I've attached a screen capture of the original email. I checked it very carefully - it was sent from Google / gmail.

    I have now changed my gmail password and enabled two step authentication.
  20. Thread: Gmail hacked?

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    Yes, I am sure it was from gmail - I verify the...

    Yes, I am sure it was from gmail - I verify the validity of any links before I click on them.


    No, it was a minor variation of my actual gmail. I'm still not sure how "someone else" could create...
  21. Thread: Gmail hacked?

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    Gmail hacked?

    I got a notification last night:
    Your Gmail address, XXXXXX@gmail.com, has been created

    It included a link to disallow the new email address, which I used. This sounds like someone hacked my...
  22. I actually finished both of these projects a few...

    I actually finished both of these projects a few weeks ago. I combined the code to handle both the Dymo hyperlinks and the Mastercook hyperlinks. The simplest solution to the weird problems I...
  23. I update my Acronis True Image files every Sunday...

    I update my Acronis True Image files every Sunday at 3 AM on all the networked computers. Then I drag my 2 TB e-SATA drive around to capture all that goodness for extra security (and off-site...
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    +1 on the value of FEBE. I started using FEBE a...

    +1 on the value of FEBE. I started using FEBE a few years ago to easily transfer my Firefox settings between 4 different computers. Since then, I have used it once or twice to eradicate Firefox...
  25. My friend decided this wasn't important enough to...

    My friend decided this wasn't important enough to pursue, so this project has been set aside temporarily. In the meantime, her computer started acting up, and had to be replaced. We just finished...
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