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  1. Have you tried Dial-a-Fix? http://wiki.lunarsoft.net/wiki/Dial-a-fix It does not work with Vista though.
  2. Oh ye of little faith. I still have my old For Sale XP Home system as I have not had a call about it yet. Maybe I should have have put it in trade for the new Vista system but I want to sell the complete system with its monitor and computer desk as well. I learned a new word today "nullifidian" while looking up "Oh ye of little faith." HAHA!!! said with Nelson Muntz's voice. I don't like software firewalls neither since watching Malwarebytes MBAM developer Bruce Harrison discus software firewalls: http://www.besttechie.net/2008/08/20/malwa...loper-interview <== firewall discussion starts about 8 minutes into the video. I recommend watching the whole video as it has some great information
  3. I just updated my XP Pro system with (KB960225), (KB938464) and (KB958690).
  4. SiteAdvisor is just like other McAfee products that are as nimble as a garden snail and when they leave they deposit stuff that is a bit hard to remove. Unfortunately I paid for SiteAdvisor PLUS a while back when SiteAdvisor was good just after they purchased it but like other companies that borge smaller ones that have a good product it falls into disarray after a while.
  5. I see you have a similar background to me but you seem to have a problem with quoting text. I started in '67 and retired in '98 and I was in Technical Support on Large Systems and Telecommunications and used to read ASCII and BSC line traces like a book. I worked with the first PCs that had 2 5.25in floppies all the way up to the then latest PS/2 models with OS/2 with its Communication Manager. Why would the CCleaner development team want to work on a problem that is probably fixed in SP3 for one user with a problem when there are millions of other happy users without a problem?
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    Visual Basic 6

    Welcome Duke49 What operating system do you use? What is a VB ERASER?
  7. YoKenny

    Full Moon

    mabe that's why the weirdos come out and systems do weird things?
  8. I see Web of Trust (WoT) flags one and hpHosts file blocks experts-exchange.com
  9. I don't know Humpty as I would never use ZoneAlarm nor Semantic anti virus products. There is lots of interesting things that are coming up in Google: http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qi...09204126AAGTEsK http://www.buckeyeplanet.com/forum/compute...-pifts-exe.html
  10. Every once in a while I will go to the hard drive Properties then Disk cleanup then More Options then Clean up... to remove old Restore Points. On my Vista system when I shut it down then it is definitely off. Have you set the system to either go into Sleep or Suspended state?
  11. Be careful to un-select the Toolbar, Ask.com and eBay pre-selects.
  12. How about one from me. The Microsoft.public.windowupdate newsgroup is comprised of a few Microsoft haters, computer n00bs that would have difficulty with an electronic calculator and the few of the 90+ million Windows users that have a problem following directions plus the people that are angry that Microsoft wont permit updates for their pirated Windows. Which one are you? Top Desktop Threats 1. Trojan:JS/Agent.FA 2. Worm:Win32/Roron.AA@mm 3. Worm:Win32/Conficker.B 4. TrojanDownloader:ASX/Wimad.T 5. Virus:Win32/Sality.AM 6. TrojanDownloader:ASX/Wimad.AT 7. Virus:Win32/Mabezat.B 8. TrojanDownloader:Win32/Swif.M 9. TrojanDropper:Win32/Alureon.J 10 TrojanDownloader:ASX/Wimad.AE
  13. That is a False positive because it downloads fine with avast! and is not malware according to Malwarebytes MBAM. Send in a False positive report to Avira AntiVir. When I fire up my XP Pro system with Avira AntiVir I'll check it out. Added info: It is a false positive and I tried to report it but I had a problem: http://forum.avira.com/wbb/index.php?page=...;threadID=84707
  14. What I think it is: se⋅cu⋅ri⋅ty   /sɪˈkyʊərɪti/ Show Spelled Pronunciation [si-kyoor-i-tee] Show IPA noun, plural -ties, adjective ?noun 1. freedom from danger, risk, etc.; safety. 2. freedom from care, anxiety, or doubt; well-founded confidence. 3. something that secures or makes safe; protection; defense. 4. freedom from financial cares or from want: The insurance policy gave the family security. 5. precautions taken to guard against crime, attack, sabotage, espionage, etc.: The senator claimed security was lax and potential enemies know our plans. 6. a department or organization responsible for protection or safety: He called security when he spotted the intruder. 7. protection or precautions taken against escape; custody: The dangerous criminal was placed under maximum security. 8. an assurance; guarantee. 9. Law. a. something given or deposited as surety for the fulfillment of a promise or an obligation, the payment of a debt, etc. b. one who becomes surety for another. 10. an evidence of debt or of property, as a bond or a certificate of stock. 11. Usually, securities. stocks and bonds. 12. Archaic. overconfidence; cockiness. ?adjective 13. of, pertaining to, or serving as security: The company has instituted stricter security measures. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Origin: 1400?50; late ME securytye, securite(e) < L sēcūritās. See secure, -ity Synonyms: 2. assurance, certainty, positiveness. 3. safeguard, safety. Google is your friend: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Security http://www.microsoft.com/security/default.mspx http://books.google.ca/books?q=security&am...bottom-3results I believe in Layered Security which is having multiple applications that protect different aspects of a system such as keeping Windows up to date and a firewall, HOSTS file and security applications. I have Windows set to Automatically update but others prefer to wait 3-5 days to update so then setting Windows to notify about available updates is the minimum security for Windows. The Windows firewall is quite adequate if accompanied with a hardware firewall. My ISP supplied modem has a built in firewall so I do not use a software firewall. See: http://forum.piriform.com/index.php?showtopic=17629 The HOSTS files I use I use are hpHosts and MVPS: Blocking Unwanted Parasites with a Hosts File http://www.mvps.org/winhelp2002/hosts.htm http://www.hosts-file.net/?s=Download The security applications I use : avast! anti virus, Windows Defender updated daily from its portal and WinPatrol: http://www.avast.com/eng/download-avast-home.html http://www.microsoft.com/security/portal <== current update v1.53.292.0 http://www.winpatrol.com <== current version V15.9.2008.5 http://forum.piriform.com/index.php?showtopic=17628
  15. Are you running as Administrator or with a Limited User Account?
  16. I'm glad you are still with us and I know how devastating being in a car accident can be as I was in an accident ages ago and I still have lingering problems with a sore neck and hips that ache especially when the forecast is for rain or snow. It is due to whiplash that left me with Sciatica in my lower back.
  17. Welcome Denise Are the Temp Internet Files in the default location? What is the location they are in?
  18. I'm using V8.02.00.107 on my XP Pro system with Avira Premium which is the latest non-beta release. I do not like software based firewalls as they seem to mess up too much. Have a look at the Avira forum in the Suite area to see all the problems the firewall is causing: http://forum.avira.com/wbb/index.php?page=...amp;boardID=131
  19. On my XP Pro system with Avira I looked in WINDOWS\TEMP folder and I do not see any files of those names there and in fact I do not see any file nor Folder called WEBGUARD on the hard drive. The Internet connection works great as well or I would be real upset if CCleaner messed with that.
  20. I hope that avast! and Avira AntiVir pick up on these mutants as well. I guess things are just as bad in the malware creation world as in the financial world and they are looking for any handout they can gather.
  21. http://www.pcworld.com/article/160872/arti...ml?tk=nl_dnxnws
  22. I tried the Panda USB protection application on one of my Flash drives already protected by Flash_Disinfector on my Vista system and it complained that it could not protect it. This is interesting: Drive Tools for Windows http://www.uwe-sieber.de/drivetools_e.html#autorun
  23. YoKenny

    The Dog Thread

    Fags are popular in San Francisco but there's not much call for duvets though.
  24. I like MemInfo: http://www.carthagosoft.net/meminfo.htm Force Windows to Unload DLLs from Memory http://www.pctools.com/guides/registry/detail/667
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    User Info

    That's better and gets the point across. I'm not jealous because I am in a way self-employed but retired at the same time with a great pension and plenty of time on my hands but I have to be careful that The Devil makes work for idle hands does not creep into my daily life. http://www.cartoonstock.com/directory/t/th..._idle_hands.asp
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