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  1. I install many of my programs (D:\) on a separate drive from my OS drive(C:\) does CCleaner still automatically detect and clean the programs correctly? What about if I have the folder it is installed into named in a non-default way?

    If I install MalwareBytes' Anti-Malware in the following location will the program be cleaned correctly by CCleaner: E:\Programs\Securty\Scanners\MB Anti-Malware

    I am running CCleaner portable 3.11 on Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64.

  2. My computer was running fine.

     

    I ran the beta version of Speccy beta 108 portable. The program seemed to be running slowly. I would complete getting info on my system. I think the only thing missing was my harddrive info. So I pressed control-alt-del and nothing happened. I clicked around a little but the computer was locked up. I left the room for a couple of minutes and came back to "Verifying DMI Pool Data..." message on a black and white boot screen.

     

    I checked the boot order in my bios, and tried restarting several times.

     

    I put in a windows xp sp3 cd intending to do a repair. BUT it shows my entire c drive as "Unpartitioned space". My other drives all appear correctly. But not the C drive.

     

    Any ideas?

     

    DFI LP NF3250GB motherboard

    74 gb raptor boot drive

  3. http://www.modernlifeisrubbish.co.uk/artic...ommon-passwords

    Top 10 Most Common Passwords

    26 May, 2006 — Stuart Brown

    Users: Strong passwords? No thanks!

     

     

    Life these days has become largely dependent on passwords - whether we're checking our emails, transferring funds or shopping online, passwords have their part to play. We're constantly bombarded with horror stories of security breaches, fraud, and phishing sites. Users are consistently told that a strong password is essential these days to protect private data. Why is it, then, that users on websites opt for the same, consistent, insecure passwords time after time?

     

    Taking an aggregate sample of passwords (primarily from the UK), we take a look at the most commonly occurring. If you spot your own password listed - it might just be time for a change!

     

    10. 'thomas' (0.99‰)

    First off, at number 10, is the most common format of passwords - the name. Thomas is a perennially popular name in the UK (2nd most popular in 2000), so it is perhaps no surprise that it makes the top 10, with nearly 1 in 1,000 people opting for this ubiquitous forename as their password.

    We can only guess that there are a lot of fans of Thomas Jefferson or Thomas Edison out there! The high prevalence of Christian names only further reinforces the fact that loved ones are a common choice when it comes to passwords.

     

    9. 'arsenal' (1.11‰)

    Football teams tend to be another popular choice, and the gunners fall in 9th place. This may or may not be reflective of the fact that the word 'arsenal' starts with a 4-letter swear word - another popular choice when it comes to passwords.

    Arsenal are ranked 6th overall in average attendance rankings, and are the 2nd most popular football-related password.

     

    8. 'monkey' (1.33‰)

    Quite why the monkey makes it into 8th place is beyond me, but the fact that it's a 6-letter word (6 letters is a typical minimum length for passwords), is easily typed and is memorable probably helps cement its position as ideal password material.

    Still, it's quite worrying that there's such a trend - perhaps the internet and monkeys are inextricably linked?

     

    7. 'charlie' (1.39‰)

    Another name - nowhere near as common a name as No. 10, Thomas, but it's our most popular name-based password overall.

    Could of course, be a homage to a number of famous Charlies - Chaplin, Sheen, or those of a Chocolate Factory persuasion. Or, of course, it could just be the case that they're referring to it's slang usage.

     

    6. 'qwerty' (1.41‰)

    I wonder where the inspiration for this one came from? Perhaps when faced with a blinking cursor and an instruction to choose a password people will tend to look to the things closest to them - which would explain why 1 in 700 people choose 'qwerty' as their password.

     

    5. '123456' (1.63‰)

    Can you count to 6? It's the most common minimum required length of password - and the 5th most common password.

     

    4. 'letmein' (1.76‰)

    A modern-day version of 'open sesame' - and 1 person in 560 will type 'letmein' as their password. Quite why is beyond me.

    I could be mistaken, but I have a hunch that 'letmein' has been featured in a movie or TV series - Fox Mulder's password from the X Files - 'trustno1' - also ranked quite highly.

     

    3. 'liverpool' (1.82‰)

    The most popular football team by some margin, Liverpool was the third most popular password overall. Does this mean that 1 in 550 people is such a devout Liverpool fan that they would be willing to entrust private data to the team they love?

    Liverpool ranked 3rd in the average attendance ratings - leaving the 2 most popular teams, Manchester United and Newcastle United, out of the top 10 list - perhaps because they're too long and difficult to type.

     

    2. 'password' (3.780‰)

    Akin to pressing the 'any' key, when told to enter a 'password', it would seem that users aren't the sharpest tool in the box - with almost 1 in 250 people choosing the word 'password'.

     

    1. '123' (3.784‰)

    With nearly 4 people in 1,000 opting for a simple numerical sequence as their password (it should be noted that there was no lower length limit specified), '123' must be the first thing a lot of people think of when asked to specify a password. One dreads to think what their PIN number might be!

     

    Conclusion

    The above figures mean that 1.8% of people use one of the above passwords - and 6.5% of people share a password from the top 100 list. Although the remaining 90+% have less common (or even unique) passwords, the trends towards simplistic and guessable show that the average user cares less about choosing a strong password and more about memorability. Or in some cases, their football team.

     

    I won't go in-depth about how to make sure you have a strong password - there are plenty of guides out there - but the above list should certainly prove a useful guide as to what sort of password to avoid.

     

    In a day when all our private data and banking information is stored behind simple secret words and phrases, it makes sense to narrow the probability of guesswork as slim as possible.

  4. I installed the 1.34.405 slim. Is there any reason for me to update to 1.34.407?

     

    "(Updated from build .405 to fix some foreign language issues.)"

    I couldn't care less about foreign language issues since I am using the english only slim build.

  5. Yup!

    I downloaded the Lite version and it still does not work for me.

    c963dae09784deeec97c85c794542aeb

     

     

    As you undoubtably noticed you are running the wrong file. The MD5 you posted does NOT match the MD5 I posted.

     

    The word "lite" is not involved in this process. None of the files you are downloading / extracting / running have the word lite in their name.

     

    Here are even simpler instructions:

     

    1. Here is a DIRECT LINK TO THE EXE file you should be downloading: ftp://download.intel.com/design/motherbd/...DU_2.1.9.66.exe

    2. Unzip the File (DO NOT DOUBLE CLICK ON IT)

    3. Navigate your way here: IDU_2.1.9.66\3rdparty\Diskeeper

    4. Double click on "setup.exe"

  6. :blink:

    Emphasis by me :P

     

    Downloading it now to check it out :mellow:

     

    Update: It won't work on my ASUSTeK Computer INC. P4S8X-MX motherboard :rolleyes:

     

     

    I think that you are doing something wrong. It works for me (DFI motherboard). You are downloading the large 88.9 MB file? NOT the file labeled "Intel Desktop Utilities v2.1.9.66 [EXE 14.6 MB]".

     

    Can you post the MD5 of the setup.exe file you are launching? It should be: 3a13bf2233a55a84fe0bf0dd04ad34ee

     

    Please double check you are downloading the correct file.

  7. Windows uses a scaled down version of Disk Keeper.

    As Andavari notes XP has a scaled down version of Diskeeper. But I think that during the almost 5 years that XP was released Diskeeper must have made some improvements.

     

    To get your own copy of Diskeeper lite 9.0.528.0 (free) you need to:

     

    Go here: http://www.intel.com/design/motherbd/software/idu/

    Download: "Full Version - Intel Desktop Utilities v2.1.9.66 [EXE 88.9 MB]"

    Unzip the File.

    Navigate your way here: IDU_2.1.9.66\3rdparty\Diskeeper

    Double click on "setup.exe"

     

    Here is the md5 of the file you will be running:

    3a13bf2233a55a84fe0bf0dd04ad34ee setup.exe

  8. If your NEC came with a manual, check what it has to say first. I think you probably should uninstall the old drive, and then install the drivers for the new drive, which should have come with a form of alternate media, a floppy disk, ie. Again, check to see what the manual says to be sure.

     

     

    The drive is OEM. So it is a bare drive. I have looked at the instructions from the NEC website. I am going ot just do it and figure it all out.

  9. I have a fully patched and updated windows xp pro install. I am upgrading to a new dvd burner. I will uninstall my old Pioneer-DVR105 and install in its place a NEC-3550a.

     

    The hardware switching is easy, but is there something with the drivers I will need to change?

    When I go into Device Manager I see the Pioneer listed and i have the option to uninstall it. Should I uninstall it before in plug in the NEC?

  10. I'm getting out of this Diskeeper Lite thing. Just now I opened PWILLENER'S Post, saw what he was mentioning, selected the 14MB+ download rather than the 84MB+.

    PWILLENER - Not to blame you. It was just probably a glitch in my PC.

     

     

    You are correct not to blame pwillener. This was a case of user error. You downloaded the one that says "Hardware Monitor Only Version." Which is ONLY for monitoring some Intel motherboards (as you might guess from the title of the download and being on the "intel desktop" website).

     

    Download "IDU_2.1.9.66.exe" it is the the 88.9MB file. Extract the file (it is a .zip).

    Navigate your way here: IDU_2.1.9.66\3rdparty\Diskeeper

    Double click on "setup.exe"

  11. Antivir doesent have auto updates.(you have to pay.)

     

     

    Fortunately, rridgely is incorrect. AntiVir has a highly customizable free autoupdate; you can set it for any amount of time that you choose (every minute if you want it too). Additionally, it has the best detection rate of any free antivirus (better than AVG and Avast).

     

    People may speak FUD about the update process, but I have never had any problems with the incremental updates.

     

    However, the best antivirus is whichever runs best on your machine. Many of the antivirus companies offer a free trial. You should definitely trial Kaspersky and NOD32.

     

     

    **edit: I was planning on posting a screenshot of the autoupdate wizard/menu; but I keep getting this error:

    "The total filespace required to upload all the attached files is greater than your per post or global limit. Please reduce the number of attachments or the size of the attachments."

    The file is only 81.1 KB....

  12. There is an error in the winapp2 file posted here for antivir. I think that AntiVir changed something recently with an update.

     

    Currently it is set as (this doesn't detect it):

    Detect=HKLM\Software\H+BEDV\AVPersonal

     

    For me it has to be set as:

    Detect=HKLM\Software\H+BEDV\AVWin/NT

     

     

     

    PS. Please, bring back the "exit" botton.

  13. I am impressed that you made the spell check botton appear on the main standard botton line. i did not know that was possible. I would have assumed you had an extra toolbar.

     

    Why didn't you use one of those fancy FF extensions we are always hearing about?

  14. I use BitDefemder 9, and it doesn't store anything in Doc/Settings, what is the full path for 2 and 3?

     

     

     

    These files are appearing in the same folder where the bitdefender shortcut is. In my case that is: C:\Documents and Settings\bob\Desktop\Security

     

    If i move the bitdefender shortcut to the desktop then the 2 files will be created to my desktop.

     

    I am trying to attach a screen shot of my security folder but it keeps saying "The total filespace required to upload all the attached files is greater than your per post or global limit. Please reduce the number of attachments or the size of the attachments." The screen shot is only 47.5KB.

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