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  1. Thread: Backups

    by speedball
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    have to? no should you yes!! and use...

    have to?
    no

    should you
    yes!!

    and use several of them that you rotate in case one fails or worse
    it gets infected with some really bad scumware or totally encrypted for ransom

    of course if...
  2. Thread: Windows 9

    by speedball
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    i would expect the vendors would make you buy new...

    i would expect the vendors would make you buy new hardware instead of spending the money and effort to make win 9 work on their old hardware and then giving it to you as an update

    would enough...
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    do not get 8 wait for 9 if you must do...

    do not get 8
    wait for 9

    if you must do something asap then go for 7
    or buy a refurb xp

    i had to get a win8 laptop in an emergency when the main pc was down
    and i hate that version of...
  4. bruce, thanks, but , it totally does not...

    bruce,

    thanks, but ,

    it totally does not work that way at all on my new mbam

    so unless that was fixed with a later update then i cant do that
  5. no all i did was get the new version which is...

    no

    all i did was get the new version which is what seemed logical

    they did not say to remove the old one
    i would hope they would have done that automatically if it was necesssary

    thanks to...
  6. Thread: Latest scam

    by speedball
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    clicking the x box can lead to scumware you dont...

    clicking the x box can lead to scumware
    you dont know what java lies under that x

    delete that with
    ctl alt F4 or whatever your pc needs to kill windows
  7. thanks none of that was viewable from their home...

    thanks
    none of that was viewable from their home page
    which seems to have been as forked like the new mbam version

    i had an account before
    but cant even find the forums now

    thanks for the...
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    my copy seemed to reload a brand new one when it...

    my copy seemed to reload a brand new one when it updated

    not quite as buggy now
    but still a PITA and does not work right
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    me too this new version is buggy at worst ...

    me too

    this new version is buggy at worst
    and annoying at best

    what were they thinking with these changes?

    i want to control what it does again
  10. fixing the new mbam which is having problems

    had a paid copy of the old mbam
    then got the new mbam
    worked okay
    but a lot different

    updated to latest data
    and tried to scan
    but it wanted to reboot first
    and then it did not work when i...
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    i always do ctl alt del to bring up the task...

    i always do ctl alt del to bring up the task manager and park it for future use

    if firefox hangs you may find it there and can tell TM to end it

    i only have that problem when shutting down...
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    nsa kgb mossad et al would disagree with you

    nsa kgb mossad et al would disagree with you
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    drill holes in the hard disk then smash it...

    drill holes in the hard disk

    then smash it with a sledgehammer

    if you are really paranoid
    then disassemble first
    and scrape off the magnetic coating before physically changing them
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    none of those are big on my list well security...

    none of those are big on my list
    well security would be if that were actually true

    reliability

    fewer bugs

    ease of use

    would make me happier
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    of course you can at least until the pc dies ...

    of course you can
    at least until the pc dies

    we are still using two wind98SE boxes
    and have 3 XP pro boxes in use (one downgraded from vista)
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    msdos was great i controlled the pc i...

    msdos was great

    i controlled the pc

    i controlled installs and deleting programs which was a snap

    didnt need no bleeping registry with all the problems it causes

    msdos was so much more...
  17. another update some of the krappush scripts...

    another update

    some of the krappush scripts check for js on and will hang if its turned off
    dont know what they are doing to my pc but i am sure i dont want to let them do it

    so some sites i...
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    you can never be too paranoid only too...

    you can never be too paranoid

    only too gullible or too careless or too naive

    they are out to get you
    you need to protect yourself

    i do not use our banks online services
    as their security...
  19. check reviews get one with a good reputation...

    check reviews
    get one with a good reputation for reliability

    they are all cheap these days
    wait for a sale at MEI

    get a TB under $100. maybe 2TB under $100 now.

    get several. rotate them...
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    i fully expect to find a chinese or east european...

    i fully expect to find a chinese or east european country with a new company offering support for xp at a price

    i also expect to keep xp running for another 25 years or so
    my win98se boxes are...
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    are you sure epson does not require a chip in the...

    are you sure epson does not require a chip in the cartridge that it uses to block non epson inks ?

    some vendors clone the chips that printer makers use
    and some of them have ways to reset a chip...
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    @sudo15 dont remember we had a lot of pcs...

    @sudo15

    dont remember
    we had a lot of pcs
    some come with norton
    others with mcafee

    once i tried to add the other (probably mcafee to norton but not sure)
    and they would not play nice...
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    how did you get dell to ship you a disk ?

    how did you get dell to ship you a disk ?
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    depends some of them play nice with others...

    depends


    some of them play nice with others
    but some dont

    i run winpatrol plus a virus scanner, firewall, registry checker, root kit stopper, plus others to stop spyware ads and spam yada...
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    in the 60s the govt used to physically mangle...

    in the 60s the govt used to
    physically mangle the drives after bulk erasing 3 or more times
    maybe did other things they didnt tell me about

    drilling through will leave some data readable
    ...
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