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    I donít want to help wander this thread even...

    I donít want to help wander this thread even further off-topic, but when I commented: ĎSince when was Yahoo safe?í, I was simply referring to Avastís disregard of Yahooís abysmal security record. As...
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    I see a lot of badly infected systems, most of...

    I see a lot of badly infected systems, most of them supposedly protected by paid for proprietary AV such as Norton or McAfee installed:

    As these are mostly home computers, I usually recommend...
  3. Hi JanCee and TheRedBaron, Ah well, someone...

    Hi JanCee and TheRedBaron,

    Ah well, someone else agrees with me at least. Got to be a first in our house!

    I think everyone has got hooked up on the scare stories of the media pundits, who...
  4. Hi JanCee, It sounds to me that the most...

    Hi JanCee,

    It sounds to me that the most obvious suspect is a dinged Windows Update. Just lately I seem to find myself having to unwind more Windows Updates on customers systems than I can ever...
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    Many thanks to all for your very comprehensive...

    Many thanks to all for your very comprehensive advice on DNS. It sounds as if v13 has a lot going for it, particularly for someone with limited computer skills.

    Iím probably making a stick for my...
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    Hi Wayne, Thanks for your response. Last...

    Hi Wayne,

    Thanks for your response.

    Last night I set out to install SpyHunter on a sacrificial system just to see what some of the respected scanners made of it. But I didn't get that far.
    On...
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    I can only agree with Clint, in future get a...

    I can only agree with Clint, in future get a product listed on the link in his post Ė I personally recommend the free version of Malewarebytes for all but the very worst.

    And Iím sorry wdorothy,...
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    Hi, You can usually disable Firefox addons...

    Hi,

    You can usually disable Firefox addons and plugins from the Firefox> Tools> Addons menu.
    On the BeeDictionary install page it says ĎJust click on the icon on toolbar to disable the add-on.í...
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    Thanks to mike21 for the question and Rick...

    Thanks to mike21 for the question and Rick Corbett and HarryH3 for their encouraging responses.

    Only yesterday I was asked by a very partially sighted client if I thought voice recognition...
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    Hi robtlmiller, Not wishing to be the bearer...

    Hi robtlmiller,

    Not wishing to be the bearer of bad news but have you considered that the problem may be caused by overheating?

    Itís been widely reported that Nvidia has had lots of problems...
  11. Hi ChuckKey, If we are talking about a laptop,...

    Hi ChuckKey,

    If we are talking about a laptop, it would be more logical to simply switch off its wireless access via the relevant button or key stroke combination.
    That would allow you the...
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    Hi cosmlou, Iíd be inclined to first try a...

    Hi cosmlou,

    Iíd be inclined to first try a free Malewarebytes (quickscan) Ė it finds most things and is safer than many similar tools. Download, install and update Malwerebytes (but untick the...
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    [SOLVED] Hi chinook1544 Assuming this is not an...

    Hi chinook1544

    Assuming this is not an infection, then it's most likely caused by an obscure function of some legitimate program you have installed. As one of the recurring folders is named...
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    Hi Olleym, How goes it Down Under? Since...

    Hi Olleym, How goes it Down Under?

    Since webpage construction has become more complex, what you can now copy, and how, really depends on just how hard the Website designer intends to thwart you....
  15. Hi Shadow35, Great to hear that youíve managed...

    Hi Shadow35,

    Great to hear that youíve managed to solve the problem. On the HP systems Iíve dealt with it just kept coming back and adding to the Recovery partition until I zapped the HP Updater...
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    Hi, Just a few things worth considering. In...

    Hi,

    Just a few things worth considering.

    In my experience, Western Digital are just about the most reliable drive manufacturer these days so if it has only had 20 hours of actual use then...
  17. Hi, Iíve seen numerous systems, supposedly...

    Hi,

    Iíve seen numerous systems, supposedly protected by Microsoft Security Essentials, full to the gills with maleware.

    My recommendation is to use Avast Free, coupled with weekly Malewarebytes...
  18. HP/Compaq Recovery Partition going into the red?

    Hi,

    Despite the recent thread: Enlarging the D partition? now being closed, no one actually commented on the real cause of the problem. I thought other HP/Compaq owners searching for a solution to...
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    Tricky sounding fault - A few things to consider:...

    Tricky sounding fault - A few things to consider:

    From a cold start, other than in a catastrophic case fan failure that shuts down the PSU, problems with the case fan would be very unlikely to...
  20. I recommend that the easiest way to do it is to...

    I recommend that the easiest way to do it is to use the Merge option in Partition Wizard Ė read how to do it here in their excellent help pages:...
  21. I do a fair amount of graphics work and, even...

    I do a fair amount of graphics work and, even though I have Photoshop CS5 and Paintshop Pro X4 installed, I still find that Paintshop Pro 8 is the easiest and quickest way to get good results on...
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    I agree wholeheartedly with sh10453ís comments. ...

    I agree wholeheartedly with sh10453ís comments.

    I downloaded and burnt the latest version of Hirens Boot CD only a couple of weeks ago Ė itís come a long way and is now much more user friendly Ė...
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    Having tried virtually everything out there, I find the most reliable, comprehensive and easiest to use freeware Burner is the free version of Ashampoo's commercial product. You will be asked for an...
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    Hi, I can only endorse what Clint says about...

    Hi,

    I can only endorse what Clint says about not messing in the Registry unless you really know what youíre doing. Otherwise you will most likely cause many more problems than you solve.
    ...
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    Hi, Whilst I agree with the recommendations...

    Hi,

    Whilst I agree with the recommendations above, for anyone wanting most of the options of a full blown commercial burner, try Ashampoo Burning Studio FREE 2013 11.0.6
    In my opinion, the...
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