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  1. I certainly hope so. Do we return to the bad...

    I certainly hope so.

    Do we return to the bad old days of floppy disks or burning CDs/DVDs to transfer files between PCs?

    Surely not.

    Earlier this week I had to rebuild one of my USB...
  2. Admitted. But do we stop using these devices for...

    Admitted. But do we stop using these devices for that reason alone?

    OP referred to an article that raised the possibility that there is a potential for an exploit against USB devices. Does not...
  3. Exactly. If you plug your USB thumbdrive or hard...

    Exactly. If you plug your USB thumbdrive or hard drive into a different PC and do not pay attention to what might have been changed on your USB drive, then more fool you.

    There is really nothing...
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    Almost insulting. As a professional...

    Almost insulting. As a professional consultant/technician I cannot afford to be "out of touch" with such simple peripherals. I stand by what I previously stated, and what you have said in:
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    It seems you have one of those fairly rare...

    It seems you have one of those fairly rare printers which are able to connect directly via a computer's WLAN connection. So?



    Exactly. Which is why the OP could print via an Ethernet cable even...
  6. Sorry Bruce, but I cannot find any reference to...

    Sorry Bruce, but I cannot find any reference to USB thumbdrives having firmware. If you disagree please supply a reference. I have read the BBC article you linked, but it does not say anything about...
  7. After looking through article linked by...

    After looking through article linked by RetiredGeek I understood that the exploit related mainly to USB HDDs rather than thumbdrives. However, considering what you have presented in your response I...
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    Sorry Sudo15, but you don't seem to understand...

    Sorry Sudo15, but you don't seem to understand Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN or WiFi) technology. A WiFi printer can connect via WLAN to a WiFi (WLAN) router, thereby being available to any other...
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    The connection from your computer to the printer...

    The connection from your computer to the printer is via the router. So whether you use a cable (Ethernet cable) or wireless connection to your router from your computer is irrelevant. Because the...
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    Agreed; should go without saying. Maybe...

    Agreed; should go without saying.



    Maybe you haven't tested Windows Repair. If you had you should be aware that one of the very early steps involves downloading/installing MBAM and running a...
  11. I have been using USB Thumbdrives since they...

    I have been using USB Thumbdrives since they first became available. I soon discovered that there is considerable variation in both quality and efficiency. Kingston and Transcend brands stand apart...
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    Simple test: power off your wireless router but...

    Simple test: power off your wireless router but leave both your computer and printer powered-on.

    Can you print now? No, of course not, because the printer's wireless connection is to the router...
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    It seems clear that your computer is connected to...

    It seems clear that your computer is connected to your router (which must have wireless connection capability) with an Ethernet cable, and your wireless printer is connected to the router via its'...
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    Tweaking.com Repair Windows Firewall:...

    Tweaking.com Repair Windows Firewall: http://www.tweaking.com/content/page/repair_windows_firewall.html

    But you might do better with Tweaking.com Windows Repair (All In One):...
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    I have always had both Flash and Java installed...

    I have always had both Flash and Java installed on all my own PCs, but make sure they are updated as new versions are released.

    Almost all customers' PCs I work on have both Flash and Java and, as...
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    That merely removes the start menu shortcuts to...

    That merely removes the start menu shortcuts to IE. In reality IE is required for Windows to function correctly.

    Several times I have had to reinstall Windows on customers' PCs after they had...
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    Agreed. In my experience there is *nothing* to be...

    Agreed. In my experience there is *nothing* to be gained by running these so-called "fixit" programs, in fact most of the time when I have worked on customers' computers that had such programs...
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    Actually, I found TweakHound's "Bad Tweaks" at...

    Actually, I found TweakHound's "Bad Tweaks" at http://www.tweakhound.com/2011/09/20/bad-tweaks/

    The link in your post returns a page that has this notice at the top: "This is the old section of...
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    U got that rite big time ruirib!

    U got that rite big time ruirib!
  20. [SOLVED] I might also venture to mention that I used...

    I might also venture to mention that I used Powerquest "Partition Magic" and "DriveImage" until about 2006 for imaging/backup of customers' systems but gave up on them after encountering problems...
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    [SOLVED] Seen similar so many times before. Computers......

    Seen similar so many times before. Computers... what could possibly go wrong?:eek:
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    etc. HWMonitor readings look good to me. It...

    etc.

    HWMonitor readings look good to me.

    It would be a good idea to run a chkdsk repair scan on your Windows partition, to check for (and try to repair) any data-corruption. *If* there was a...
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    Gold certainly does tarnish - it just takes...

    Gold certainly does tarnish - it just takes longer than for silver or other metals.

    If you look closely at the contacts on a RAM chip that has been in use for a lengthy period of time (more than 1...
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    Fair enough. Running a memory test certainly...

    Fair enough. Running a memory test certainly won't do any harm, and if it doesn't find any problem then you are streets ahead. Otherwise let us know.
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    Whoa, hang on mate, don't get too excited yet. ...

    Whoa, hang on mate, don't get too excited yet.

    Wait and see what effect the BIOS update has.

    If you still have BSODs then take the next step, but not before.
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