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    How to shrink huge File History backups


    How to shrink huge File History backups

    By Fred Langa

    Win8's always-on, automatic backup system File History can consume huge amounts of disk space; but it's easy to control, once you know the tricks. Plus: How to disable the constant background operation of Chrome, and a new, free app that combines 68 different anti-malware engines into one scanner.

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    I never got a chance to compare this Cloud AV's results with anything else. It tried to upload over 2 GB of files from my Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits SP1 computer. I have DSL Internet Service. After an hour of flailing, I aborted the scan and removed HerdProtect from my laptop.

    This is the fourth or fifth Cloud AV product I have had to remove or abort for slowness or interfering with legitimate programs. Not a good omen for the entire class.
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