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smilingralph

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  1. Sorry I didn't read this thread until after I'd updated. Started getting numerous "site not loading" results from OpenDNS. Disabling Site Advisor fixed the problem. All I can say to McAfee is "Bah Humbug" for destroying such a wonderful program. Merry Christmas to All.
  2. Thanks davey. Yep I'm using Vista Home Premium. WMI tracing logs are turned off, but according to link "The system will create the file for it even if disabled, it just won't write events to it and make it bigger than 16MB." This seems to be how my system works anyway. Even if CCleaner deletes the file it just comes back. Ralph
  3. You're welcome davey. Apparently Windows just recreates this file if you delete it. So I just added it to CCleaner's exclusions. Problem solved. Ralph
  4. I have the same thing happen with files deleted exceeding the analysis by about 16MB. This is the file that does not get analyzed but gets deleted: C:\Windows\system32\wbem\Logs\WMITracing.log 16.0MB. Doesn't seem to cause any problems though. Ralph
  5. You might be remembering some of my old posts. Unfortunately, I'm becoming somewhat of a one-trick-pony on this issue . Although the link doesn't seem to be relevant it does work, at least with XP.
  6. "Heaven goes by favor. If it went by merit, you would stay out and your dog would go in." - Mark Twain, a Biography
  7. Shot in the dark but you might try Display Properties>Settings>Advanced> and make sure DPI=96 (Normal).
  8. Good point. Personally I've tried a number of HIPS and Firewalls with HIPS. As a rule of thumb if I find I'm clicking on the "Allow" button without reading the prompt, then I'm getting too many prompts and the "Protection" afforded by the HIPS is purely illusory. I'd probably automatically click "Allow" if I got any malware. Others may be more conscientious with prompts than I am. Different strokes for different folks.
  9. I take it all back. Lusher was right Defense+ became unbearable pretty fast. TryingOnline Armor Free. Promising.
  10. Hooray, I'm above average. Only HIPS I've used before was Process Guard which generated a prompt if you picked your nose. Comodo HIPS certainly not as quiet as the developers led us to believe. For me uses about half the resources of v2. Still I don't think I would recommend it to someone "average".
  11. Got it to work! Anyone interested in how can find it here:Link to Comodo Forum
  12. If you can get it to work. I couldn't and neither could a lot of other Comodo fans: Comodo Forum
  13. I Think this:SysRestorePoint.exe does the same thing.
  14. Excellent links ishan-rulz! I've been working on the same problem for about a week. The "Headlines" registry tweak did nothing. The hotfix from Microsoft doesn't work if you have XP SP2 (says it's already been fixed). Set the Help and Support Service to manual and ran System File Check (Run: sfc /scannow). Keeping my fingers crossed. smilingralph
  15. Here's a list of 700MB of HP bloatware for my 3-in-one and HP camera: HP Customer Participation Program 7.0 HP Document Viewer 7.0 HP Imaging Device Functions 7.0 HP Photosmart and Deskjet 7.0.A HP Photosmart Cameras 6.0 HP Photosmart Essential HP Photosmart Premier Software 6.5 HP Photosmart, Officejet and Deskjet 7.0.A HP Solution Center 7.0 HP Update hpiCamDrvQFolder HPPhotoSmartExpress HPProductAssistant HPSU306Stub Any suggestions on which programs I can remove without breaking the installation? Thanks
  16. Had the same problem in May. http://kb.mozillazine.org/Windows_error_op..._file_-_Firefox worked for me.
  17. In researching another problem, found that this was not problem with Splash or CCleaner but known bug in Firefox. http://kb.mozillazine.org/Windows_error_op..._file_-_Firefox fixed the problem. Kudos to rridgely who recognized it as Firefox default browser problem.
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