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  1. Once upon a time when playing around in Windows Explorer, I was delighted to discover that placing my mouse over a file brought up a small, neat, yellow box that told me valuable things about the file: the file name, size, the date it was created, last opened and changed. It was later that I noticed the same little box appeared when the mouse was placed over desktop icons. This morning, however, the desktop icons and/or anything in the system tray pops up a big yellow box with big black bold text. Garish. Ugly. It offends my artistic sensibilities and I would like to return to the small unobt
  2. Thanks guys. I really appreciate the help and I'm so glad it is something I can handle.
  3. Every day, at least twice, Microsoft Automatic Updates announces it wants to download Security Update for Microsoft XML Core Services 4.0 Service Pack 2 (KB936181). I Click the Download button. It starts the install, I even watch the progress bar. When it is through it announces the installation is complete. But sometime later in the day, it goes through the same process again. Can anyone shed some light? I have Windows XP Service Pack 2. Thanks
  4. I've used Ad-Aware SE for years. I found this notice on their web page when I went there to update: Lavasoft will not issue new Definitions File updates or provide technical support after December 31, 2007 for Ad-Aware SE." With the exception of two tracking cookies, this product has not found anything on my computer for months. So after I updated, I started looking elsewhere and downloaded AVG Anti Spyware which immediately found loads of tracking cookies including Downloader.Agent.hym. I have to wonder if Ad-Aware was doing anything besides making the computer whir a little.
  5. I'm curious too. That is why I joined and visit the forum. That's they way forums are. If you have a problem, you post it and hope someone will help. If I can find out how my problems happen I can avoid them in the future. I don't doubt CCleaner's value. Tech's tell you to download it, if you take your computer to them, they download it without even asking you, magazines recommend it, all the download sites suggest it and users give it nothing but praise. I've had it for three years too and have no intention of unloading it, but for three years I've had the same problem. I think it must be
  6. Problem is not limited to Vista users, I have the same issue with my XP SP2 system. CCleaner always lists file extensions to be removed from applications that I use most frequently. This version does it and so did the previous one. The explanation of what "UNUSED" means, given in a response to a post by Oldboy, Feb 4, 2006, only confirms, for me, that it isn't recognized as a bug. I don't have an explanation but I am watching this post because I hope you soon get one soon. In the meantime, I will stick with the only resolution I know, NEVER remove them.
  7. One of the reasons new users press buttons without knowing what will happen is that they've read what a wonderful program this and/or many others is/are. There are rave reviews all over the internet w/oodles of folks saying how safe it is and that they "run it automatically every day". So they download it, install, and press buttons. It is human nature, especially in this day and age to expect instant results. Most of us will skip reading manuals if at all possible. I agree that it is a problem that the manual is online. Unfortunately, more and more applications are using this method. I despi
  8. writeaway

    Safe Fixing

    I found this forum while trying to determine whether it would be safe to remove an MUI Cache from my system. CCleaner regularly lists file extensions that belong w/applications that I use daily--certainly not "UNUSED". Since I can't remember every extension on my computer, I'm afraid to remove any of them. How can I know if an MUI Cache, in this case one that shows the Data field as: C:\DOCUME~1\OWNER\LOCALS~1\Temp\is-PDMJA.tmp\is-DUI4E.tmp, is safe to delete? Windows Explorer crashes more than once a day and the report to Microsoft always shows something in C:\DOCUME~1\OWNER\LOCALS~1\Temp\. M
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