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Myohana FOXIT READER - Constant Updates but still shows as Security Threat & only 99%
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Hi, Am running Windows XP home. PSI on Start up for past 8 weeks shows Foxit Reader as Cat 4 threat. I have hit solution, downloaded installed & run latest foxit updates 12 times but still showing as a threat. How do I get rid of this showing as unpatched. Sorry, not computer savvy, am old & tired. Is to the stage where I am ignoring it but I do want my 100% back & want to rid myself of the pop up on start up. 1st time I've used a forum so please forgive lack of info etc & Thank you in advance for any help -simplified please - that I may receive. I assume the 'path' is not a 3rd party. Just says Foxit/c/foxit reader or something like that. No C net or anything involved. Ta Heaps

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on 8th Jan, 2010 11:38, Myohana wrote:
Hi, Am running Windows XP home. PSI on Start up for past 8 weeks shows Foxit Reader as Cat 4 threat. I have hit solution, downloaded installed & run latest foxit updates 12 times but still showing as a threat. How do I get rid of this showing as unpatched. Sorry, not computer savvy, am old & tired. Is to the stage where I am ignoring it but I do want my 100% back & want to rid myself of the pop up on start up. 1st time I've used a forum so please forgive lack of info etc & Thank you in advance for any help -simplified please - that I may receive. I assume the 'path' is not a 3rd party. Just says Foxit/c/foxit reader or something like that. No C net or anything involved. Ta Heaps


Hi,
What is the path to the insecure Foxit Reader entry?
Is there any other entries for Foxit reader, potentially patched?
Did you rescan after installing the patch?
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Myohana RE: FOXIT READER - Constant Updates but still shows as Security Threat & only 99%
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Thanks for the reply Emil. I don't quite know what a 'path' is. Info tag Magic?? File: Foxit Reader Software company updated by orbit. I have this set to scan at 3am every morning Australian ES Time so yes, has been scanned for 8 weeks!
Sorry I am so dumb. Kindest regards, Gaye

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Last edited on 8th Jan, 2010 13:09 Hi,
'Path' refers to 'file path', namely the exact location of a file. In windows, the first letter of the path "C:" fx. refers to which specific drive. The rest guides you through the folder hierarchy.

We need the path to determine where the file the PSI detecting is placed. To get the path, please set your PSI to Advanced mode (Click 'Advanced' in the top right corner), then go to the entry for Foxit under "insecure", press the "+" button, and copy the "Installation Path" field here. If there is only an entry for Foxit under "Patched", there is no problem.

Please rescan manually. You can do this by pressing the "scan" button in the PSI interface.

To verify there is only one entry for Foxit, please look in the "Patched", "Insecure" and "End-Of-Life" tabs in the PSI after enabling the advanced interface.
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Myohana RE: FOXIT READER - Constant Updates but still shows as Security Threat & only 99%
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Hi again Emil, Thankyou for your support. There's only one thing I'm frightened of in this world & that is my computer.!! Results - path for Foxit reader = C:\Program Files\Foxit Software\Foxit Reader.exe I'm sorry but I live in remote NSW & don't even know how to copy & paste so I did it the old way.
I am in more trouble though. Under 'Insecure' =5, 'End of Life'= 2, & 'Patched'= 32. The only one coming up when I clicked the balloon was Foxit. I do housekeeping without fail every Sunday & can't believe there's so many. If I have wasted your time I am truly sorry & I thank you enormously. Where I go from here is anyones guess. I have no friends or neighbours to ask.
Kindest Regards, Myohana (Gaye)

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Anthony Wells RE: FOXIT READER - Constant Updates but still shows as Security Threat & only 99%
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Hello Gaye ,

Just to repeat Emil's instructions , using my words :-

As a new member of the forum , to help resolve your problem , here are some instructions to help you first of all get the best out of PSI :-

1)use PSI in "advanced" mode ;
2)in the "settings" tab make sure that the box in the first/upper section is NOT ticked in order to have the maximum info available ;
3)tell us in which "tab(s)" your problem programme is located ;
4)in that tab , click on the + in the box at the left end of the programme , the page will expand ;
5)in the expanded page , tell us what is written in the "installation path" ;
6)in the "toolbox" section , lower down , the link "technical details" should confirm the installation path details ;
7)click on the link "open folder" and you will see more details concerning the location of the "problem" .

Posting these details will help the Forum help you , if/when you have a problem .

Emil works for Secunia and is pretty busy and so several Forum members help out .

In order to help , it is best to cure one problem at a time ; however , it would also be best to list all the problems you have found and their "installation paths" and which version of each programme PSI is telling you is insecure or end of life . Patched programmes are fine for now .

Take your time and post your problems , plenty of people will help you ; Maurice Joyce usually knows what he is talking about :)

Anthony

PS: I ust did a copy and paste of this link by highlighting the address in the bar at the top of the website page and used my mouse to copy and paste ; click this link an the website will show you exactly how to do it yourself :-

http://www.webmasternow.com/copyandpaste.html

I found this by "googling" the words "copy and paste" and this was the first site to show in the "search" results - you can use Google or any other search engine you choose . Just be aware that the search results are not guaranteed that the website is free of "malware" and stuff .

My PC does not frighten me , I worry me , so always ask questions about anything and everything


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Myohana RE: FOXIT READER - Constant Updates but still shows as Security Threat & only 99%
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HI Team, Thank you so much for your assistance. I will attempt to reply to you when I'm feeling a little better. i will follow your instructions to the best of my ability in about 2 hours but will first give it a scan. I can't always bring up what you need. I've never been to advanced before tonight. There was only the one problem before you told me to go there & my reading was 99%. After going to advanced my cylinder is red. I'll do what I can tonight/this morning & have a couple of days off.
Thank You SO, So, much.
Kind Regards, Myohana (Gaye)

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Anthony Wells RE: FOXIT READER - Constant Updates but still shows as Security Threat & only 99%
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Hello Myohana (Gaye) ,

I was editing/adding to my previous post as you posted . It does/did not change the position of my post , so it is always worth (quickly) checking earlier posts to refresh your memory and to see if they are marked with an edit (at the top of each post).

Anthony

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michaelsalis RE: FOXIT READER - Constant Updates but still shows as Security Threat & only 99%
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Hi Gaye

It may be worth what Maurice Joyce says on the matter, I copy it here for ease:

"ALTERNATIVE READERS
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The most popular appears to be Foxit - details here:
http://www.foxitsoftware.com/
If U do decide to use Foxit Reader I would strongly advise U use the CUSTOM install. Using this method gives U the opportunity to prevent the following additional "bits" being installed:

Desktop Shortcut
Quick Launch Bar
Firefox Plug In
Ask.com
Shortcut to Ebay.
Despite your best efforts U may well find a Foxit Toolbar has been installed. This can be checked & removed by a visit to Control Panel>add/remove"

The threat you notice is probably one of the "extras" to Foxit Reader, as far as I remember the Ask Toolbar has never been secure with Foxit since they introduced it and I uninstalled it after installing it in error.

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Myohana RE: FOXIT READER - Constant Updates but still shows as Security Threat & only 99%
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Hi Michael, Thanks heaps for the info. It's 5.40am here downunder & I've been at it all night with still much more to do. Great minds think alike. This time I did custom install so I'll see how it goes after a scan & reboot. I did find after clicking advanced (shudder), that there were a heap more threats too. On simple I am 99% but on advanced I am way in the red. I'll keep plodding until my eyes close. Thanks heaps again. Kindest Regards, Gaye (in 42o centigrade)

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michaelsalis RE: FOXIT READER - Constant Updates but still shows as Security Threat & only 99%
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hi Gaye

Don't worry you are only 1% "insecure".

What you are probably looking at is the list of Patched programs. This is a list of programs which are as secure as you can make them with the latest security patches.

In that list under the heading Patched Threat psi is showing you the danger you would have been in if you did not have the latest patches NOT that you are currently at risk from them. There is nothing more you can do for the programs in this list until a new version/patch appears if it is needed.

In the Advanced Mode you only have to concern yourself with the programs listed in the Insecure and End of Life tabs, I guess you have one program listed in one of those tabs or perhaps one or two, just concentrate on that one/those.

Next to the name of the program there will be a + click on that and psi will help you with solving the problem, however, it seems that most people have an Adobe program/add on listed there and the have their own problems trying to update. If it is an Adobe program or Flash Player you may wish to come back into the forum and find a solution from Maurice Joyce. If you prefer, and it is a Flash program I can find the appropriate post and direct you towards it or paste the solution Maurice advises.

There you'll be 100% then. Easy ;-)

Michael

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Anthony Wells RE: FOXIT READER - Constant Updates but still shows as Security Threat & only 99%
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Hello Michael and Myohana ,

Michael , If you read the the third post , you will see that Myohana is 1% insecure in "simple" mode , but has 5 "insecure" and 2 "end of life" programmes in "advanced" mode , where we may be needed to help .

Myohana , Let us know when/if you need us . 42 sounds good , it's freezing here in the South of France !!

Take care
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Anthony;

Quit picking on Michael, it's late.

I'm in for an Aussie trip, whose bringing the sun tan oil?


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How many times are you supposed to click on the "reply" button anyhow?


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Hi Gaye

Sorry I did misread your post above, however, it changes little of the main point of my post Secunia is easy to use and many people here are very helpful should you run into any problems so there is no need to worry about sorting out your software. The last line of my post was gong to be a little joke based on an UK TV advertisement for car insurance, then I realised it would probably fall on deaf ears given the international nature of the contributors to your thread so I changed it a little.

It is almost -10C where I am living something not really experienced here in my lifetime and has snowed for a couple of weeks so a little sun would be lovely other parts of the uk are a little worse.

Michael

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Myohana RE: FOXIT READER - Constant Updates but still shows as Security Threat & only 99%
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Hi all you very kind helpers around the globe. I apologise for not getting back to you for the past 9 days but we were on evacuate alert. My problems are worse than ever. - probably because I tried to fix them!!
Status now is 92% 'Secure'. 1 x 'browser Insecure' (=4 x cat 4 & 5 threats),4 x 'Insecure', all cat 4 (2 Foxits + 2 Adobe Flashplayer {ActiveX}), + 4 'End of Life'(ACDSee, Adobe ShockwavePlayer - cat 4, Macromedia shockwave -cat 4, & Power DVD). PATCHED = 98, 34 are cat 4. I told you I wasn't comp savvy. I've tried to uninstall, re-install, update, blue solution button etc. Tried to follow PSI's instructions but don't know which of the two Foxits to uninstall.
I made the mistake of letting someone in another state talk me into crossloops & skype & he took my stuff off, put heaps of new programs on & didn't teach me how to use them. No memory retention so I print out everything you give me & try & follow it. Seems too much is wrong now & I've been at it all night every night. Thanks Michael for your link. yes I always custom install Foxit. I'm really sorry folks, I feel I've let you down badly & I just want to smash the living daylights out of this. You all really did give me such a laugh though and I thank you sincerely for that. HELP!! The tired, hate computers, sick, dimwit from downunder. Kindest Regards, Gaye Screen= Myohana

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Anthony Wells RE: FOXIT READER - Constant Updates but still shows as Security Threat & only 99%
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Hello Myohana aka Gaye ,

The "securebrowser" problem will take care of itself as you progress .

98 patched are fine , the Cat threat is if you had NOT "patched" them , so no probs.

You are down to 4 "insecure" which is an improvement on 5 from before ,so well done .

Lets take things one at a time ; first do Adobe ActiveX , this is the only "real" danger you appear to have . There is a set method which I'll go get for you now ; I'll post in a few minutes .

Anthony

EDIT : This is Maurice Joyce's tried and tested method for us non-techies ; you must remember , where/when he tells you , to close all browsers and exit things like PSI which show an icon in the tray , bottom right of the screen ; right click click on the icon and select exit (keep your security running): ask if anything is not clear :-

UPDATING ADOBE FLASH
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Adobe have not fully mastered(unlike many other vendors) the art of stopping elements of a programme (Flash in this instance) from working prior to an install of a new version. The result is that an "in use" flash ocx file will not be uninstalled. Nor, have they widely publicised the fact that they do not support removal of older versions by using Control Panel>Add/Remove or other 3rd party uninstallers.

Advanced users just need to install the new version(s),then find the old OCX file & zap it.

Others may wish to take a longer route to successfully remove a vulnerability from Adobe Flash you should:

1. Download & use the Flash Uninstaller from here:

#####Before actually running the uninstaller it is a good idea to close all browsers,PSI and any other programme U think may be using Flash #####

http://kb2.adobe.com/cps/141/tn_14157.html

2. Reboot to clear out any left over ocx files.

3. Rescan using PSI - if there are any insecure Flash elements left what is the path to them? U should not proceed to stage 4 until all U clear any problems found.(The PSI overview page may look a little odd because it uses Flash for the pictorials)

Note: At this stage,if PSI finds any elements of Flash in the C:\i386 folder or on any drive other than C that is an OEM reinstallation partition (normally D drive) or a drive U use solely to backup your work U can safely create an ignore rule. It may also be in the Recycle Bin.


4. Reinstall the latest Internet Explorer Flash Player from here:

http://www.filehippo.com/download_flashplayer_ie/ (I strongly advise U not to select the Beta version unless an advanced user). The latest stable & secure version is: 10.0.42.34

4A.If U are also using Firefox, Opera and other Gecko-based browsers U need this link as well:

http://www.filehippo.com/download_flashplayer_fire... (Again, I strongly advise U select the stable & secure version: 10.0.42.34)
Security.
Adobe also have a very bad habit of changing your Flash settings each time they plug vulnerabilities. To change the security settings to your liking & regain control of your PC click here:

http://www.macromedia.com/support/documentation/en...

Bloat ware.
If you used the Adobe site, rather than FileHippo to update you will also find they try or have installed an unnecessary Download Manager.

It is bloat ware by a third party Company called NOS. If found I would uninstall it via Add/Remove.

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Myohana RE: FOXIT READER - Constant Updates but still shows as Security Threat & only 99%
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Thank You Anthony, I'll wait for it. My IE 8 keeps asking for ActiveX. I have tried to follow the instuctions but no joy. It is running without add - ons and I've enabled everything there but still can't get active X. That might be the Insecure Browser problem. Ta heaps, going to get your mail now. Catch you in a minute. You must be sick of me! Gaye

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Anthony Wells RE: FOXIT READER - Constant Updates but still shows as Security Threat & only 99%
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No problem Gaye , I have added the clean up method as an edit to my last post, to keep it together for you re Adobe .
Come back when you need us.

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Myohana RE: FOXIT READER - Constant Updates but still shows as Security Threat & only 99%
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Anthony, I'm just about to print out all the instructions. Before I do, You might like to know I have two 'download' folders and another called 'AA' - same use. When File Hippo tells me to update, that's where Is ave them. i was told NOT to delete anything from these folders. Now I'm in a position that I feel like going in & deleting all downloads from said folders so I don't get confused when I have to uninstall & re-install.I don't know what is the latest version with them all stuck in there. What do you think?? Thank you. Gaye

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Anthony Wells RE: FOXIT READER - Constant Updates but still shows as Security Threat & only 99%
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Gaye ,

I use a slightly different method , but keep only the last one installer I downloaded & used .

I would suggest you at least clear out all those you are about to renew .

I would separate those which have a licence or key , so you have them for reference , from those you can get easily off the websites. The latter you can get rid of once you are happy with the "new" installation .

Stick with what you know , understand and makes you "happy" - even if it is a damned computer :))

Anthony

PS: if you mouse over the installer file , it will tell you version and date , so you can find the latest one ; the version may also be in the name itself.


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Oh Anthony thanks just heaps. I'm not promising I'll be able to do it but I'll print out everything now, Study it, get some shut eye and start when I can.
I've never heard of bloat ware - NOS & I never download anything Beta. I don't know the diff between a Key & a License as all the programs here I've not had to pay for, Sent on disk to me. I sort of think I know what you mean. One is the ORIGINAL and you update from it or whatever. Well if I lose something through lack of knowledge I'll have to wear it.
I have a full week again this week, (nurses etc come out to the bush as I am disabled & chronic pain-dims the memory!!) so I'll get to it all when I can. I'll have to print from the beginning again as I don't know any other way but don't worry about that. When I have a free day & night. I'll follow your steps. I do thank you & I think of you ALL. 5.29am Monday 18/1 here now so I'll print & bed.
You keep warm where you are in Sth of France - My grandparents came here from there. - yes I have a beautiful maiden surname but no one can pronounce it. Don't care . I am starting to use it again after 20 years.
Thank you again & you will hear when you hear. I very much appreciate your kind words & assistance. Kindest Regards, ave a great week, Gaye :) :) :)


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Me again Gaye aka Myohana ,

Bloatware is (techie) jargon for stuff computer and programme makers add on to your computer at birth or is added as you download software , but has no proper use or is just advertising/promotional stuff, etc., so is no use to man nor beast and takes up space . NOS is one of those companies.

A key is a code you need to put in in order to run a programme , usually only relates to paid for stuff . A licence is much the same thing and you may get one if you register your name with the programme supplier (free or paid for). The DVD/CD you are sent are important to keep , but free software installers can always be found again on the web .

If you use my instructions I posted here on the 8th of Jan (above) , you should be able to find the version and location of insecure Foxit(s) ; they should show up in the "Add and Remove" bit of your control panel and you should be able to remove them there ; if you have a "secure" version it will be in the "patched" 98 and also show in "Add and Remove" ; or just remove everything and reinstall .

Tell your nurses to take good care of you :)) or they'll be hearing from us :((

It's warming up a bit here in the S of F . Where are/were the GP's from in these parts.

I'm 10 hours behind of you , it's 20.30. (pm)Sunday here and about 10C .

Take lots of care
Anthony

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Hi Gaye & Anthony;

Good to see you're both getting along with it. I have been busy with "real" work in my evenings last week, but have caught up on this thread now.

@Gaye, keep doin' what your doin' it seems to be working!

@Anthony, been 35 deg.F +/- a few last three days, very humid, so foggy Fri. night thought I was in jolly old England. Do they still call it that? GB, Britain, British commonwealth, UK, it's like they can't make up their minds. Sorry, stupid American thinking out loud.

@All, as far as bloatware, I had the "big boy" breakfast after church at the local restaurant and have napped the afternoon away.


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on 18th Jan, 2010 03:29, thedillpickl wrote:
Hi Gaye & Anthony;

Good to see you're both getting along with it. I have been busy with "real" work in my evenings last week, but have caught up on this thread now.

@Gaye, keep doin' what your doin' it seems to be working!

@Anthony, been 35 deg.F +/- a few last three days, very humid, so foggy Fri. night thought I was in jolly old England. Do they still call it that? GB, Britain, British commonwealth, UK, it's like they can't make up their minds. Sorry, stupid American thinking out loud.

@All, as far as bloatware, I had the "big boy" breakfast after church at the local restaurant and have napped the afternoon away.


Carry on;

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Gidday Gang. It's Gaye (myohana) from downunder @ 42o. Thursday 1700hrs after starting @0700. I've been at this day & night for 13 days.Anthony, Ancestors Sault - more to THAT story, Fred, thanks for the laughs, if you put suntan OIL on here you FRY!. Michael freezing in Kent -Shudder!! Gidday Emil if you read this.Well friends I've been here there & every where on this. Found the NOS & Download manager Anthony & removed them but they're back somewhere.Followed Maurices Steps(over & over)GOT RID OF FOXIT THREAT.STATUS in SIMPLE = 100% - means nothing does it??
ADVANCED STATUS is 96% YELLOW.:(,INSECURE = ZERO(0),YES :)!!Browser Insecure(Running without add-ons, needs ActiveX but it's enabled. No File Edit, View tools help or main Browser window. EOL = 4. Nothing I can do as I don't have the license no's. 2 of them are CAT4- Adobe Shockwave Player 10.3.0.24 (had all along since 1st contact so don't no why showing up.(I PSI ignored it today then reversed the decision & the score went up. Am I supposed to do it if there is no PSI solution??). Also Macromedia Shockwave Player 8.5.1.102 - 'Advanced' gave me paths but I was redirected, even though I have Orbit & file Hippo. Other 2 EOL's are ACDSee & PowerDVD. 103 Patched as of now. So CONDENSED UPSHOT IN ADVANCED = 0 INSECURE, 4 EOL, 107 patched, Insecure Browser & 96% score. I want my Green Cylinder back! Luv Yas All, B in Contact. 'Knackered' for the Day now ( 1939). Thank you for all your patience & links especially. 13 days, Boy & God Bee Geezus. you shouldn't have told me about Advanced!! Ha Ha! Adobe Shocwave is worrying me. Rug Up everyone while I have the rooftop A/C on. 87oF inside. I'm thinking of you all & I can't THANK you enough for ALL the patience, Kindness, simple 'me' language, & a million other ways you have helped me.OH DEAR I FORGOT TO TELL YOU: I have a 2nd Drive in this. Main is 'C', ='D' that I use as 'storage'. If I direct something to go to C drive it always seems that it goes to 'D' as well, but only when I don't want it to. I asked a techy 'Why'. He said "Because it CAN". Great! My Kindest Regards to you & yours, Gaye PS: Anthony, my Ancestor in the early 18th century was an Aide to the King - tasting the wine to make sure it was not poisoned. he got lazy one day & tasted it from the Kings chalice & was beheaded! The family fled to Cornwall Eng. Fred We here downunder call the British Pommies or Poms - no offence Michael. the yanks call the Canadian Poms. A question I was asked often when in the States. I need to go back to Hawaii for another 3 months to recharge my batteries. Catch ya's later - Sorry PSI for the long answer & non business stuff :)

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If U really need Shockwave try this:

UPDATING SHOCKWAVE
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1. Uninstall Shockwave for your OS from the clearly marked link here:
http://www.adobe.com/shockwave/download/alternates...

2. Reboot to clear out any left over ocx files.

3. Rescan using PSI. Are there any outstanding files that are insecure? These should be cleared out before proceeding to serial 4.

Note 1: At this stage,if PSI finds any elements of Shockwave in the C:\i386 folder or on any drive other than C that is an OEM reinstallation partition (normally D drive) or a drive U use solely to backup your work U can safely create an ignore rule.

Note 2: The path on the C Drive to any remaining insecurity is important. Does it point to the Shockwave Player or another Adobe product that has a Flash element? If it points to Shockwave right click on the file(s) & delete them. If it points elsewhere reinstalling Shockwave will not necessarily clear the problem.

4. Reinstall Shockwave from here:
http://get.adobe.com/shockwave/

5. If you wish to test your new Shockwave Player the link is here:

http://www.adobe.com/shockwave/welcome/


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Thank You Maurice, Very very much. I AM such a Dunce when it comes to PC's. You really are a doll for doing all that you can to help someone who seems to have NO HOPE. ALL of you. I've been in tears. I hope you have a 'stress ball' to squeeze' before you read on.!
1) "If you really need Shockwave try this". I don't know if I need it or not. I've just always had it. HELP!! NB: I did not purchase ANY of the 4 EOL programs. The discs that were sent were obviously copies. Therefore, if I uninstall, do I need a Key/License to re-install because I don't have them?
2) I don't know what an OEM reinstallation is & I DO have 2 drives & how would I find a C:/i386 folder. Sorry, Dimwit here just wants to come get her mail, make a card, photos & watch ppviewer that folks send + write letters in word! - Plus I always spend Sundays on Comp 'Housekeeping', ie updates etc that's what got me into this mess.
3)If I create an ignore rule, does that mean that PSI ony scans C drive & not my D drive? I always defrag, disc clean up etc., both.
REFERENCE YOUR NOTE 2:The word 'remaining' jumps out at me. Does this mean that if i do the above successfully Ha Ha, I am going to have to LOOK for threats elsewhere. Secunia is the only place that tells me I HAVE threats. I'm SO sorry, please forgive but I have no idea what you mean by if "it points" to shockwave. If what points to shockwave and how does it point??
Is OS Operating System?? Yes I' know I'm dumb.
Also re the 'PATH'. PSI, if I click on the minus in the EOL threats, tells me the path. Is that how I am supposed to find out.
Anthony told me to follow your steps to the absolute letter re ADOBE & I tried to except when this diverted to another site. I uninstalled it - your links are invaluable to me, & it took me to where I had to put a licence no in so I out of there & started again.

If you throw your hands in the air in dismay I wouldn't blame you a bit, any of you. Thanks 2 Anthony for the copy & paste link. Been trying to master it tonight after you replied. NO memory retention so I have to literally READ off paper what to do & write notes.

Being a free service I really don't expect any of you to go any more bald than I've already sent you. there's no hurry as I have been at this for 21 hours now. I have mail to answer too so absolutely no rush. Also, The cricket is on tomorrow (today actually, in 10 hours, just a ODI).

Thank you, thank you, thank you once again and my deepest apologies. Cheers & Kindest Regards to you & yours, Gaye (Myohana) :) :)




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A few answers for U.

ADOBE PRODUCTS.

Because of major security concerns I have not used Adobe Reader or Adobe Shockwave for years.

Many, who have basic PDF reading requirements have replaced Adobe Reader with Foxit & others.

There is such a limited requirement to have Shockwave installed I have never bothered & cannot recall at any stage being asked to install it to "do something".

DRIVES.
An OEM means Original Equipment Manufacturer. Some PC makers create a partition on the C drive (normally with the letter D)and give it a name like Recovery Drive/Reinstallation Drive/Factory Image. It is a complete copy of the original Windows OS installed when U buy the PC. UNLESS ACTUALLY USED TO RESTORE A SYSTEM IT SHOULD BE LEFT ALONE.

Some PC's have 2 hard internal drives fitted - one with the OS on & the other which can be used solely to back up your system.

Some people elect to buy 1 or more external hard drives that are connected to the PC by a USB lead or Firewire.

What I mean is:
If U have an OEM partition,or use any internal or external hard drive to back up your system it is safe to ignore it. The same rule applies if U have a folder called i386 which does a similar function. No need to bother looking for it just create a rule (see below).


To confirm what U have switch on all the hardware connected by a USB lead then go to START>MY COMPUTER> it will show U all the drives. What have U got under the heading HARD DISK DRIVES? The (C) drive will be your main drive - Are there any more as described above? If so note the drive letter (D etc).
Remember U are only interested in those under the heading HARD DISK DRIVES. If U know for sure U only back up to them or U have confirmed U have an OEM partition create an ignore rule for each one as follows:

CREATING A GLOBAL IGNORE RULE
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1.Click on the PSI SETTINGS tab>scroll to the bottom & click on CREATE IGNORE RULE

2.In the RULE NAME BOX insert something like MY BACKUP DRIVE/MY i386 FOLDER/MY PARTITION

3.In the RULE BOX type C:\Windows\i386 (on any other rules U apply just type in D:\ or the drive letter to ignore)

4.Click SAVE IGNORE RULE>CLOSE

All drives will continue to be scanned by default but the result from the drives ignored will not be published.

Rerun a complete PSI scan.

What problems remain?

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Hi Maurice, Thank you. Yes I have TWO hard disks, BOTH INTERNAL IN TOWER. 'C' being where main apps seem to have to go 1st. I wanted the 2nd drive = 'D' for backing up but even though I direct files to 'C', they often turn up in 'D' also. I just found, under a huge numbered file in 'D', 2 little subfolders. 1) 'amd64' which is the chip I wanted & beneath it another folder 2) i386!! I can't send mail out of Drive 'D' but there is a lot of stuff there that I sent to 'c'. So given that & the fact that I didn't ask for a partition when I ordered 2 drives, it is fairly conclusive to me that both drives are running off the OEM without a partition.
Now this DOES pose a problem. To create or not to create & being all 4 threats are EOL without licenses, I could either go back to simple or just put ignore them in PSI. I need Adobe because my email is Incredimail - Yes I know I just felt the OUCH when you hit me! I know it is slow etc etc but I'm a lady & I like the animations.When I uninstalled today, then hit the mail button, it had to install Adobe as that is what it needs At least that's what it told me.
I'm just wondering why the i386 is in 'D'& I can't find it in 'C'. well I don't know WHAT to do now. I'll thank you and go to bed I think. Been at this since 0700 yesterday & its 0940 now without sleep. PSI only.
Thanks Heaps Maurice. Take Care of you & yours. A million thank you's, Gaye :(


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OK - that does not make a great deal of difference - looks like D drive is a slave. I would create an ignore rule for D.

Adobe - fully understood - people do need it for various reasons.

Any programme that is end of life should really be removed. Doubtful PSI will tell U if they become vulnerable. The vendor has lost all interest so there is no help from them.

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Oh Maurice you poor man. If I create an ignore rule for 'D', wouldn't that stop Secunia from scanning that whole Drive? It's the same size as 'C'.
The Foxit problem was maybe because even though I saved the update to a folder in 'C', it backed itself up in 'D' as well. If it wern't for U & Anthony I wouldn't have rid myself of that problem. BUT, I notice Foxit is back in 'D' again. If I put something in C/mydocs/mysettings/mypics - example, it goes down to 'D' as well. Not all the time.
Even though the Threats are end of life & I don't have keys to update them, they are in fact still in use & still work. At lest 2 do anyway.
Is it a 'No, No', to click the plus sign on each of the 4 EOL's and click 'ignore program'.
There is no solution for them as you know. I have tried over the past 24 hours to go to the vendor (by copying PSI's path) but I don't have a license code. Am I being too simplistic?.
Thank You again & again, Gaye :)


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Hello Gaye ,

I also have a long numbered folder on my "D" partition with the amd and i386 folders inside . I have i386 on my "C" drive as well ; it's in its own folder on C:\ .

To date , all the stuff on "D" is put there by windows whether I like it or not , so as Maurice says it's probably a "slave" and can be ignored ; so you can set an ignore rule for "D" ***. My OEM widows set up is in a third partition , I have it copied on disk in case I need to reinstall windows.

Shockwave is used by some websites and games ; the latest version is 11.5.6.606 , some old games still use version 10.3.0.24 and so if you uninstall Shockwave and only reloaod version 11 a programme may ask for version 10 . It is out of date and so PSI shows it as EOL .

I have PowerDVD 6 on my PC and it is still secure :) IT was preloaded for "free" but as I have never knowingly used it it qualifies as bloatware for me . I cannot update it to the latest version 9 without paying . So when it is EOL it goes .

I don't know ACDSee , but it seems to be a photo organiser ; again it seems you need to pay to update . If you don't use it it can go ; if you need it there are good free alternatives such as Google's "Picasa" which I use .

Hope this helps a bit for now .
Anthony

PS***the "D" drive is scanned but the results are not displayed by PSI and so you get your green back .

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As my post said if U create an ignore rule PSI will continue to scan that drive by default. It will NOT PUBLISH the results of the scan to the ignored drive. An ideal solution from what U have described.

EOL.
End of Life programmes are just that. The vendor will no longer support it. In real terms they want U to buy the latest version where U will be issued with a new key.

EOL programmes will still work but PSI will not monitor them for vulnerabilities. Equally if U ignore them & they become vulnerable U could have a problem.

It is a balanced judgement.
1. Do I continue to use them & hope for the best knowing there is no support!
2. Do I uninstall them.
3. Do I pay & get the latest version from the vendor with a new licence & key.
4. Is there a free version of the same type of programme available that I can use.

Really a matter of personal choice.

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Hello again Gaye ,

My post crossed with your's and Maurice Joyce's last ones , but I think that the info we have given is more or less in agreement .

I use Ian "Gizmo" Richards website to get "unbiased" info on free software , as the site takes getting to know , here is a direct link to their opinoins on photo organisers ; you can always try one and see if it suits you before you decide on the fate of ACDSee :-

http://www.techsupportalert.com/best-free-digital-...

Click on "home" tab for the full site .

I'll check on the Sault's and get back to you . There is a commune of that name near me . I live in the biggest vineyard in the world , but as the French are right out of Kings , I can keep on tasting without losing my head (just my brain) :))

You are almost there :))

Take care
Anthony

PS: don't forget that there is an important MS Windows update for the IE browser , which should "improve" the "secure browsing" situation .

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Bon wee, Anthony & Maurice;

C'tait un spectacle merveilleux, you and Maurice are Remarquable!

I just ate my supper, what are you two doing up at this hour?


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Sleeeepiin

Ps: did you mean Bon(ne) nuit ?? Or does age wake you up during the night ??

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@Anthony;

Hey, just cause I knows how ta Google an find French words & phrases don't means I know hows to use 'em!

If you must know, it's the age of my bladder that gets me up in the night.


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Hi all Ye wonderful, patient helpers. It's Gaye just giving you an update.
I'm sorry I've taken so long but I'm exhausted & you won't be pleased with me. I've had 9 hours sleep since my last contact & none 3 days prior.
Fred don't complain about your bladder, it's the best alarm clock you have! Anthony, Thankyou again for mentioning the microsoft update. It is set at automatic BUT i can't access IE anyway to find out. It need ADOBE ActiveX, is running without addons even though I've enabled them. It keeps saying enable ActiveX. My 'friend' when I went to ADSL 6 months ago, installed Google Chrome as my default. It has no Edit, file tools, View etc but I don't know how to uninstall it & go back to IE.
Maurice, Dear Maurice. I am so sorry but as YET I've not followed your your instructions re 'UPDATING SHOCKWAVE'. I have been trying my little heart out trying to find things as per your Point 4 22/1. "Is there a free version of the same type of programme that I can use". Getting rid of everything seems the most logical way to me too.
Adobe Shockwave - I have no idea what it is for as with Macromedia Shockwave Player. I don't use ACDSee as a photo tool as I am a retired photographer & use the 2/3rds RULE. I did find out however that emails with attachments of Photos that I receive are opened with ACDSee. Incredimail!It won't work without Adobe. Well they used to open OK before it was put on without it.
The Power DVD I don't know what it it for. If it is solely for watching a DVD or copying a DVD on this then I have no use for it. I am uncertain. I apologise, I am only a learner driver. I wish the Amateur 'Skip' was in I could ask one of my friends there instead of hassling you. My time has been spent clicking every + & - in 'C' drive looking for C/i386. It is not there. It is only in the 'Slave' drive 'D'. I did get a shock when +ing & -ing. Adobe is EVERYWHERE. I also found Symantec & McAphee. not supposed to be on my PC. I really thought your advice, rather your OPTION, to get rid of the 4 EOL's was the best but due to lack of knowledge it seems I can't. It's all made me quite ill. I'm only used to old bush dial up so 'surfing the Net' & navigating sites I can do without. Just come & get my mail. print a photo, make a card, put my photos onto disk is about all I want. I'm taking up your precious time & feel very humbled, thankful by it but I'm very frustrated & angry with myself for believing the so called 'friend' who stuck it all on here. Who knows, it may not be his fault but my motto is if you can't afford it, GO WITHOUT. Don't COPY it & purport to have spent $1500 on one programme.(&blame me for not being able to work it out!). I counted 'All programs' & there are 88. Times that by four of what I can't see & I get heart failure. If only I knew what he took off to replace with the new ones. I can't view many of my attachments now either as this asks for me to insert 'Office 2000 professional'. These are attach's I had saved & could previosly view.(ppviewer shows mainly i expect). Last Scan not long ago was 96%, 4 EOL's & 102 patched. Woe my little PSI icon has gone from beside the clock.
Maurice, My OS is my Operating System 9Windows XP Home, to clarify & The OEM- Original Equipment Manufacturer really doesn't exist. I was in Canberra and I asked 'a small business - now out of business, 'PC Therapy' to make me up a computer with this, this this & this. So it is not a 'Brand Name. I have all the original disks - OS, Keyboard, Monitor & the Office Suite 2005 (which is really '02). When they delivered it they didn't even know what a Bcc bar was. I don't send anything except in that bar so had to find it. The other programmes were given to me & installed by my now deceased Priest. (He could out do me with a dirty joke any day). Ok so :
Being as though there is NO C/i386 - my main apps drive, do I still create a partition as per your 'destuctions'. Absolutely NO haste necessary. Too much wrong with this - & ME. I wish there was a tech closer than 800 miles. PLease, NO HASTE. I don't expect a reply for eons. You are all just simply so marvelous & my Heart goes out to you. I really did burst into laughter on the 22nd my time when Fred & Anthony had a couple of words between each other. I am so not racist but I do love my nicknames that are meant with endearment not Malice. The 'Great Dane', The Mighty Poms', the 'Lanky Yank' & the 'Frog in the Vineyard'. I wish you & yours all the best & I thank you all. Live Well, Love Much, Laugh Often. Thank you so much again Cheers until next time, Gaye (Screen name Myohana). PS Is there any way I can warn folk on the net about a company named Badoo - Cyprus owned - glad I didn't open the mail fully.

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Gaye

I'm busy right now and will try to get back later .

If Chrome is working and IE is not , don't delete anything until yo have IE working again .

IN Chrome at the top right is a spanner symbol click on it and select "options" in the drop down menu ; in the window that appears select "basics" tab at the bottom you should be able to "un/deselect" Chrome as your default browser .

Unselect Chrome and see if IE will run .

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Hello Gaye ,

Time for you to relax , you are pretty much secure ; if you only show "patched" and "EOL" tab items and there is nothing in the "insecure" tab then things are looking good ;))

The rest is getting things to work for you , the way you would like them to work .

A recap would help me :-

You have Chrome as your default browser and cannot get IE to work correctly . Without getting into a war on the"best" browser , for your use on bush dial up (Fred is the expert on dial up by the way) and with limited browsing needs Chrome may be adequate for the moment .

1)At the top right of the Chrome browser are two links , a "page" diagram and a "spanner" symbol , they each show a drop down menu when you click them . Click the spaner and select "about" , what is the version number of your Chrome ??

2)What is your version number of IE (look for it in the patched (tab) programmes) ??.

3)Does the "overview" page of PSI show all the pretty graphs and stuff or does it have red writing saying you need to install ActiveX ??

4)Is your Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition showing in the "patched" tab ??

5)Are the 4 EOL's , two Adobe or Macromedia Shockwave PLayer items (Adobe is the same as Macromedia for our purposes and don't worry about understanding the "jargon" for the moment) ,one PowerDVD and one ACDSee ??

6)Is Microsoft/Windows update set to "automatic" - download and install direct ??

Can you answer these questions and not change anything at all for the moment .

You really are almost there , so no worries , eh :))

Take your time , smell the flowers (or whatever is nice in the bush at the mo), come back when you are ready .

Anthony

PS; and get some sleep and/or watch the cricket ODI and tennis .

PPS : regarding the PSI icon , is there a little < sign at the left end of te icons , if you click on it does the PSI icon reappear from "hiding ?? if not , click on the "start" button (at the opposite end of the bottom 'tray" to the clock) , select "all programmes" (near the bottom of the little window) and look for and click the Secunia PSI icon and link , this should launch PSI and the icon should reappear , near the clock

PPPS : don't worry about i386 or partitions or "jargon" for now ; although setting an "ignore rule" for "D" will do no harm . MY "techies" keep me informed on a highly limited need to know basis , that way I can't break things so easily :((

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HELLO you Pumpkin eating Anthony,
Sorry for the late come back but I was trying to get the PSI into the tray but no luck.

I am NO Longer on dial up thank Heavens. Still slow but at least I can get to a page. No worries there.
These next numbers correspond with your questions.

1) Google Chrome is default browser - version 4.0.211.4 (Iknow it is supposed to be faster than IE)

2) Version No of I.E. is * according to PSI -8.0.6.001.18702

3)Overview PSI page page is all 'micky spicky' with coloured cylinders and green 'Biscuit'etc.

4) Windows XP Home I can't find in Patched. BUT: Microsoft Windows Genuine Advantage ActiveX Control 1x WAS There if that's any help.

5) Yes, EOL's are as you stated 2 x ADOBE Cat 4, ACDSee & PowerDVD

6) YES, Microsoft is set to Automatic

RE I.E.: Yellow bar underneath Info bar says 'Running without Add ons. Please correct this by right clicking the Info bar, going to menu & Installing ActiveX from there. The rest of the page is 2 big 'Cogs.

Google Chrome is default but does not have features of I.E. like File, Edit, View,Tools, help or any place to put an address in it up the top. I.E has about 3 or 4. Whatever I've done overnight has minimized it every time I open it. OOOHH GEE!! :(

I just did a Spybot Scan my 'friend' told me not to do because I didn't know what to check. Life in hands, all Insecure browser related & all cookies except one Registry. Don't tear your hair out but I got cranky & clicked 'Remove'. I created a system restore point last night though. Don't know how to use it but I created it!!:(

What? About 2000hrs your way now? O600hrs here. I'll let you mull this over & go get another coffee.

Thank you heaps. No Rush, My Heavens What a mixture you are. As long as you're happy. Chow for a bit, Gaye :)


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Still looking good , Gaye ,

a)The latest (NOT beta) stable version of Chrome is "4.0.249.64 (35722) stable". Run the download in this link and it should reinstall over your old version , use the spanner->about to check you get the correct version :-

http://www.google.com/chrome?hl=en

At the top right of the Chrome browser is a tab , underneath is it own address bar (this is the opposite way round yo IE and Firefox) , next to the "tab" is a little + sign (you love them) , click on it and you have a new tab with a blank address bar ; it is also a search bar . Type something/anything in and you will get suggestions for websites or searches which relate to your typing . Open as many tabs as you like , they are independent .

Having trouble loading my posts , so I'll load tis and continue by EDIT , I'll tell you when I finish .

EDIT: b)I don't have IE8 so you will need to get advice there from Maurice or Fred. I thinl clicking the yellow bar as requested might resolve your problem , but I strongly suggest you wait for superior expertise .

c)As PSI is displaying correctly then you have Adobe Flash PLayer ActiveX loaded and running correctly in IE 8 , so we can ignore Adobe Flash Player for now.

d)response 4 i can't answer for the moment , may be a PSI blip - happens sometimes .

Still editing
Glass of REd to hand/help :)

e)Let's refer to two of the EOL's as (Adobe) Shockwave (Player) , you get rid of them as Maurice Joyce's method says downloading and running the uninstaller ;-

. Uninstall Shockwave for your OS from the clearly marked link here:
http://www.adobe.com/shockwave/download/alternates...

Once you have downloaded it , shut the browsers and any programmes with a tray icon (right click and select exit) and run it .:: ::

Reboot and do a full scan with PSI ; see if they are gone , if anything is still showing you need to tell us where PSI has found it - the"Path" .

Editing

You can probably delete PowerDVD , being prudent
you may want to go to the folder in ProgramFiles , open it and look for the .exe file (it has a pretty icon) and rename it by adding _old directly after exe . This ought to stop it showing in PSI and hide it from the bad guys . IF you don't miss it you can kill it later.

I have PowerPointViewer 2007 free standing version to view pps files , but as I use Open Office that's no problem on my system . you will need Maurice to advise you regards you using MS Office . Using an out of date/EOL viewer for a pps file is not a good idea.

I don't know whether you are happy keeping Incredimail nor if it needs Shockwave , but we can look into that once the above are finished .
Reloading Shockwave is straightforward ;))

There is a "help" link in the Chrome "Spanner" menu which may help you.

Done for now , get back as you like (I'll be off to beddybies in two hours or less).

RB OF RB - with a dash of pumpkin .

PS : As Incredimail has a 3D facility ; you may well need Shockwave for it to function fully.

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Hi Gaye;

First let me remind you that slow and steady wins the race, unless they are shooting at you! In that case run like hell!!!

In regard to IE8, the yellow (some call it gold) bar that drops down is (usually) caused by IE preventing something from automatically downloading a ActiveX or other program onto your computer. The bar (hover over) will generally (but not always) tell the program name and/or who it's from.

In your post above you said, "Yellow bar underneath Info bar says 'Running without Add ons. Please correct this by...". Maurice may know better than I, but IE8 requires no "add ons" to work properly. Although Microsoft itself will try to make you download/install many of their "must haves". I would use caution clicking that yellow bar indiscrminatly.

If you click on "Tools" upper right, then click "Manage Add-ons" to open. The Manage Add-ons window will show you the add ons for IE currently installed and whether they are enabled or disabled. If you don't see the add on you're looking for click on the "show" box on the left towards the bottom. It should say "Currently loaded add-ons". You want to change that by clicking on "All add-ons". This will show all of them, loaded or not.

I apologize for not knowing all of your details as I have only been skimming this thread. If you could give me info about the problems with IE8 in a seperate post from those to Anthony, and the problems he's working on, it would be a great help.

I wouldn't use the term "racist", I think "colorful" is more fitting. As far as 'Lanky Yank' you may want to reconsider. I stopped growing at 5'7" and weigh in at 245 lbs. Sort of built like a fire hydrant.

Also, Anthony likes to pick on me because he understands French & I don't.


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Anthony;

Gaye is 800 miles into the bush and she is off the dial-up!?!

Sometimes life is just not fair!


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Hi Gaye ,

How's it going ; despite Fred being jealous of your "proper" internet connection .

I'll leave IE and Office and any techie stuff in the safe hands/fingers of Maurice and Fred .

I would , however , suggest that next time your Spybot or any other scanner finds something and your not 120% of what has been found , do NOT "delete, remove, or kill" but put the stuff in "Quarantine" and ask for advice .

Hope you are relaxing today :))

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Hi & Gidday you Happy Chappies, You really ARE a mighty lot.
Fred, the 'Yank Tank', do not apologise as we're not finished yet. I am feeling a lot better after having 4 hrs kip, some imported chokolate`, heaps of Danish pastries & some el cheapo 'Cardboard Handbag' wine, (cask).5'10" & 125lb. They say you can't fatten a thoroughbred! I'm more french than anyone I know & can't even google it let alone Speak it so you can get stuck into Anthony. Hey listen, I fought tooth & nail for 4 yrs to get a few ports in this old exchange plus a cell 3G tower that sometimes works & sometimes doesn't!!Thank you indeed for hanging in there Fred. I wonder how many folk know that a Microsoft update or scan takes 27 hrs on dial up!!
Thank you all for bearing with my total lack of knowledge.
RB of RB in FV? Sounds like Kermit Anthony. Ribbit, Ribbit = Frog in the Vineyard! thank you for your encouragement & I'll never know what to remove after a scan. Yes I bit the bullet in frustration with Spybot yesterday. Many thanks to all for the links.

:) :) I HAVE GOOD NEWS! Well I hope so :{~. Maurice, give me time & I will absolutely follow your instructions to the letter re partitioning & shockwave. I'd like to keep my Incredimail & would love to know what runs it other than Adobe. Still looking for something to replace ACDSee. B4 I do any partitioning here's the NEWS. Please bare in mind I work on the basis that FINDING the problem is more difficult than fixing it.

I HAVE TWO MICROSOFT WINDOWS Internet Explorers, not one & both with different paths. 1 works & 1 doesn't. (I would also still like to update & keep Goo Chrome if I can.)After I did Spybot & PSI, I went again to 'Insecure Browser' = Ask Toolbar, No SOL= Cat 4 & IE, no SOL = Cat 2 then decided I'd remove some programs I wasn't using much. I clicked on the Software Informer (sorry Kermit, it's Beta), & found TWO IE ICONS. 1st said "Internet Explorer" & 2nd "Internet Explorer (No Add-ons)". I launched no 1 - all's well. No 2 - "Blip, Install ActiveX" gold bar & nothing much else.
What a relief -HUGE, BUT: I can only launch the working one from Software Informer. This poses the problem of where on earth (& how) is the 'No Add ons' 1. It's the only one on Desktop, Start menu, Revo Uninstaller, My Computer are all the icons of no add ons. I don't know where the one that works is or how I find it or how I get the version no of the good one.

one's path is C:\ProgramFiles\InternetExplorer "Start In %HOMEDRIVE%%HOMEPATH". I can't remember where I found that!!!I'm fairly sure that it is the no add ons one on the desktop.PSI's is 'C\Prog file etc \iexplore.exe'.

Was going to uninstall Software Informer but it is the only place for now that I can launch the working IE from. S. Inf is like a transparent 'sheet' over the desktop with bigger brighter and all icons to make it easier to see them (When you've been on the plonk!). I'ts Beta - OUCH!! I felt that RB.

So that will give you all something more to think about chaps. I wonder if any of you have any hair left at all. I was stress free after i found it. Well I should say THEM!. You are all amazing & you have been wonderful to me. i don't know how you have the patience to hang in there. I guess if you had a sewing machine & it didn't work, it wouldn't matter what, make model age etc it was, I could tell you how to thread it, how to load the cams, how to stop the cotton or needle breaking etc etc.

I was/am stress free after I found that 22 hours ago & I'm off to bed in 30 mins & going to have the day off today watching the cricket. I've hardly seen bat on ball this summer. (You wouldn't understand Fred!).

I'll copy & paste your last posts later tonight or tomorrow.

I'll be in contact in a day or two. Thank you so, so much again. It is Australia day here. Like Independence Day Or Bastille` day but nothing to do with the end of an era.

Bye for now. Take Care, I Care, Have a rest from me & I'll catch you later. Thank you. I Can't say it enough.

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http://www.docu-track.com/home/prod_user/PDF-XChan...

Not to be a smart ___ but the above is alternative viewer. Poss. work around of uninstall Foxit and replace with this. There have been so many attempts to find the premier viewer,that the forum is going nuts. I only hope that this viewer is so new that the vulnerabilities have not been discovered yet. I have not tested at time of reply.

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Looks promising & it has the option of a portable download. I will give it a whirl on my "test bed" PC.

I also like the look of the PDF XChange Pro version. Much cheaper than my current one from Scansoft that costs around 100 ($150) with the virtual printer drivers included.

Thank U for the link.


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Hi Gaye ,

Like the name "cardboard handbag" , the French round here are more poetic and call them "fontaines" and the local stuff is pretty good.

Brilliant effort in finding your two IE's ; I too have a no add-ons version of IE , but for me it is hidden :-

click start button -> "all programmes" -> the second of two "Accessories" -> system tools -> IE (no Add-ons) .

You best wait for Fred or Maurice to help you find the real IE and put a link on the desktop .

As for Betas , I've been using PSI since it was Beta , then RC and at last stable . Some Betas beat others ; lots of Google stuff ,including Chrome , works very well in Beta , other stuff can cause heartache and pain - ask Fred .

Your Software Informer has saved the day and many fevered brows around the world !!

We are about the same size , give or take 60 lb , but as you know I'm no thoroughbred being of mixed blood :))

Take care
Kermit

PS: In "secure browsing" the Ask toolbar is loaded by Foxit , do you want to kill it ?? The IE threat is not very serious .

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WHAAAAAAAAT Are you saying we may have a break through? It would be to cool. While if your game I'm game. Out with the old and in with the new. You know what it's like, to almost be right in the p.c. world, almost (ha ha ha ) If it wasn't for this forum and all who participate,I would have gone nuts long ago.

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Hi Gaye;

The Insecure Browser thing is old hat. The IE at CAT 2 threat is no biggie as long as you don't go to funky sites or respond to unknown e-mail. The Ask Toolbar (for that matter any toolbar) is a waste of space unless you actually need it for some odd reason. I'd kill it.

Now as far as two IE's, are you finding them as two seperate icons on your desktop? If so, delete the icon for the one that dose not work and asks to install ActiveX. If not where are you finding the icons?

The one that works is the only one that you are supposed to "see". The one that dosn't work (and goes blip with a gold bar) you are not supposed to "see". It is "hidden" (Anthony) in system tools so that someone who knows it is there can get your computer on the internet even if the one you normally "see" gets all screwed up. My guess is 95% of all users do not know it's there nor do they care. It runs on the same files* as your regular IE so it is not a seperate version, do not try to uninstall it.

(*edited kernels to files)

As to MS updates taking 27 hours to download, that assumes your stupid ISP dosn't drop you at hour 25 & MS Update having a hiccup to make you start over! One bright note, both machines are laptops so I can haul them to my friends home (40 miles away) or the library (15 miles). The library connection really flies, they have a T1 internet connection. Even though I only have ABG wireless on both, they can suck down Mb's in a hurry! Sorry if this is gibberish to you.

As to 'Cardboard Handbag' wine, I'm not much of a drinker any more. Woke up in the wrong place too many times when I was younger. Figured sooner or later I might not wake up at all if I didn't quit. When I did have a drop of wine back then, it didn't come in a box. Being the discriminating connoisseur that I am, I preferred the screw top to the cork, the screw twists off faster!

As to crickets, we mostly fish for crappie and blue gill with them!

Let me know how you get on with IE8 and what you need to do with Office.


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Fred,
I have got a bit lost with this thread but I note Gaye is using XP Professional. If it is a 64 bit version there will indeed be two quite separate browsers. Both are usable - the 64 bit version just lacks the "whistles & bells".

On 64 bit systems the 32 bit IE is programmed to be the default browser because many 3rd party vendors have not produced "bits" that add on to the 64 bit version.

As for the "secret" 2nd 32 bit browser I cannot find it (I must be one of the 95%) in the registry to activate it.

What is the CLSID that links this to Kernel32.dll & Kernelbase.dll - the base kernel components?

As far as I am aware the IE icon in Accessories>System Tools is a shortcut to the main 32 bit IE & can be tweaked to place shortcuts in various parts of the Windows interface.

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For Fred and Maurice ,

A couple of minor points :-

Gaye posted above (eg :opening post/ repeated later) that her OS is Windows XP Home (if that matters ??).

I have a French version of XP home Edition with IE7 and , via "All Programmes" , I have the "normal" IE icon/link an the "No Add-ons" link "hidden" as described - sorry , cannot answer the Tech questions , other than they have the same target .exe file and the no add-ons one has space -extoff added (in properties).

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@puget1

I think U have found a free gem with the PDF Reader link.

Unlike Foxit there are no add on's - it is easy to use & has 32 or 64 bit versions. It also has a portable version if U prefer not to have a PDF Reader permanently installed on your main drive.

I have installed it on 3 "customer" PC's after they read all the detail on the website. I contacted Technical Support & they were quick to respond with my questions on the PDX-XChangePro/PDF Tools combination.

The Pro version is certainly cheaper ($119) than the Nuance(Scansoft) PDF Pro which retails at $160.
If their security record is as good as Scansoft U have pointed me to a bargain buy!!!

I have amended my advice to those wishing to migrate from Adobe & have included your link (with credits to U).


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What can I say as frustrating as these p.c.s can be,I can only hope that this will be the answer for all. The tests then are all conclusive to a secure platform, correct and Secunia is happy? I had problems with a first attempt download put I got rid of the security feature I had and will try again.

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Yup - Secunia picks it up as secure. I have tried 64 & 32 bit versions installed versions & portable.

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Thanks for the 'find'& thanks to Maurice for doing the testing.
I did my thanks here for 2 reasons

1. To properly thank you 2 for finding & testing the product.

2. Also to subscribe to this thread so I won't 'miss anything'.

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on 26th Jan, 2010 12:05, Maurice Joyce wrote:
Fred,

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As for the "secret" 2nd 32 bit browser I cannot find it (I must be one of the 95%) in the registry to activate it.

...

As far as I am aware the IE icon in Accessories>System Tools is a shortcut to the main 32 bit IE & can be tweaked to place shortcuts in various parts of the Windows interface.

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Hi Maurice;

Glad someone is keeping me on my toes! As most know, I sometimes shoot from the hip, you tend to be better informed and take a logical approach. My way works well (for me), usually, as long as I stay pretty close to my experiance.

The "secret" 2nd 32 bit browser you mention, is not too secret (r. http://blogs.msdn.com/ie/archive/2006/07/25/678113... ). This is kind of old (first thing I came across) and refers to IE7, however, it serves as an example of what I was talking about.

It seems you've used the "no add-ons" browser to special effect. To my knowledge, it's only purpose is as a tool to fix the everyday IE when it gets gummed up, quits responding or is otherwise MIA.

As for my saying both "browsers" use the same kernel, they may in fact be two instances of the same program .exe. To be honest, I never looked that close. I've only used the sans add-ons version to fix problems but have never studied the whys & hows. I assumed (I'm bad about that) that two different (not just reiterations of the same) IE's active simultaneously, using two different sets of initialization parameters, would conflict using the same .dll's. Trust me, I gave up trying to figure stuff like this out when they went from .ini & .cfg to .dll files.

===> You are correct that we should ask Gaye if she's using XP Home 64 bit. I don't know if the 64 bit browser is a sticking point, but as much as is going on with this fix, all info is important!

I'll keep an eye out for the bomb tech!


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Gidday Folks & welcome 'wr' Tennessee & 'pugent' in Washington to Gaye's Saga!
Sorry no contact but I've been crook + trying to figure out whats what on this for you all. Still no sleep for 2 days & I want to explain why I'm not concise etc. DIMWITTED is best description. Her's some personal stuff that may explain a little. WARNING: It'l be a bit long-winded.
I'm really just 'checking in' so you'll keep pulling your hair out.
As you know I'm in chronic pain. 1&1/2 pages of medical junk wrong. The only reason the nurses come out is to see if I've 'fallen off my perch' yet. Neuropathy/MS, deadening of peripherals, no feeling in fingers & epilepsy (electricity in my brain is really haywire) + a shot nervous system but to name a couple. Therefore No comprehension or conciseness anymore. God I'm glad I wear so well on the outside!!

I know not how to operate a computer & only ever came for the mail, making cards & photography & the weekly housekeeping ie Security updates etc. (Kermit: I tried Picassa but no 2/3rds rule). Took me 3 hours yesterday to copy & paste 6 pages of this.

I'm only dropping in for an hour so you won't think I don't appreciate what you are all doing. I can't believe it has been 3 weeks.

I've been in tears at my lack of knowledge. I'm so sorry I'm causing you all so much hassle.

I can't think also because I had a house fire - only four rooms- & I have a mammoth task in fighting my Insurance company. I'll wait until this is sorted before I start AGAIN, the 4th time. I live in a 2200sq ft house on an acre block & they insist I live in a motor home!!(I'm 6 months overdue on it).

Maurice & Fred, the Browsers are 'crazy'. Up to poop. If I hadn't downloaded Software Informer from GiveAwayOfTheDay, I wouldn't know I had 2 x I.E's & Google Chrome wasn't installed correctly in the 1st place. Haven't created the Ignore Rule yet in case 1 of the IE can go into it.:(

I've not updated Shockwave yet Maurice, last I did was everything on the 17/1/10. I can't close everything down as this link is in Incredimail that runs on Adobe.

Kermit I didn't yet un/deselect Chrome as default as IE is only working intermittently & I'll lose this link I fear if I try it just now.:( ?

OK everyone. I got my briefcase from the archives with all the original discs etc & the 'book' - written out in word by the guys that put this together. I have Belarc Advisor on this just to check if they lied to me or not. Trusting soul aren't I!!

I ordered an AMD Athlon 64 processor - didn't get it- unavailable in OZ 5 years ago.
SO Here is what i'm running according to Belarc today.
Windows XP HOME edition Service pack 3, AMD Sempron 64 processor, 1.60ghz, 128 Kb primary & 128Kb 2ndary memory. The two drives are identical in specs - Double Layer total 1.64GB, biggest i could get at the time I asked for a gig of RAM, wouldn't have got that I guess.

I do hope that answers the Question of 32 or 64 'bit' stuff.

Well 40 miles to a library is nothing. You're lucky, my closest one is 240 miles. I checked with my server too in case anyone wanted to know and the exchange is giving me a max of 112 even though I'm paying for 536. Good about the plonk & I was always a beer gal. I don't drink more than once every year or 2 anyway. After mowing the yard there's nothing betterererer than a nice cold beer so I got some non-alcoholic stuff. Guess what? I was off my face on it. Purely psychological!!

Kermit, hope you don't get the tray bits with me but I read about killing the Ask toolbar in haste & went to Add/Remove instead of following procedure. it 'Taint in the recycle bin so I might be able to do it properly next time. :)

I hope that's the INFO you needed. If you want more I can always look it up on Belarc if you tell me where to find it - or I can send (I think, belarc to you). Hey what's the edit button on here for & am I supposed to be using it?

I can find a dry joint in a millionth of the time it is taking me to find stuff on this. When it comes to 'bits' & 'kernels'& 'path' & 'i386', well, you just go up highway 'i386' take a left at the first 'path', walk a 'bit' over a mile, & grab yourself a nice fresh corn 'kernel' from the field!!!

Well folks, I'm off to bed now. Not feeling the brightest & there's an ODI - cricket FRED!! on today.

I'll be in contact if & when I'm a bit better. take care you lot & thanks Heaps again. Remember: If you're gonna do it, do it well & if you can't be good, be good at it! Chow and Many Thanks, Gaye :) 1000hrs 29/1/10




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Hi Gaye ,

You are right about Picasa as I was looking for the wrong software , DUUh :(( ; I'm a point , cross fingers , shoot and hope for the best type photographer , so it's fine for me .

This is a Gizmo review of Irfan , Xn and FastStone (plus some others) which may come closer to ACDSee and suit your needs (if you haven't already come across them) :-

http://www.techsupportalert.com/best-free-digital-...

Can't remember if I've mentioned this site before , but the reviews are of FREE software and are unbiased ; they are kept up to date and are always (for me) very reliable .

Love your i386 "techie" route exactly my level ; I even have Belarc as well (just to impress people) .

You can keep Google Chrome as well as IE , no probs , choose your default when both are up and about .

Just got a new 5litre fountain of local Merlot so the weekend looks good from here :))

I'll leave all the difficult stuff to Fred and Maurice .

Sorry to hear about the old MS and stuff , keep a tight(ish) grip on the perch or get nailed on !!

Take good care of yourself
Kermit

PS : Edit reopens any of your posts so that you can correct stuff , like what I've just done to add this PS . It shows at the top of the post as "edited" (streange , I know) , but the time is always the same as your original timing and the post stays in the same position in the thread ; dyslexic typists like me are most grateful for this facility .

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Hello all.
If you are looking for an alternative to foxit PDF reader there is a new program " Perfect PDF Reader" that is FREE & there is much more on the site especially that interest Maurice-Joyce cause the program is made for Win7-64bit and there is some interesting things inside the program.
http://www.soft-expansion.com
when visiting the site, hover on the first line at the left panel and go to free to choose your program.You have to register and they will send to you the download link by E-mail.
Hope that will be for the interest of other members on this site.
Good luck.

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John,
Thank you - I will wait until they launch PDF 6 Premium. Looks interesting.

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Is this a zip file, also do you need a zip program to open, or does it come with a installer. It looks like we're getting close to the alternative secure viewers

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@ Puget1

Yes the perfect pdf Reader comes in zip format when you download it
(pdfqr).Regarding a zip program to decompress the file you can use 7 Zip
http://www.7-zip.org
It's a free program & there is two versions of it: one for 32bit & the other is for 64bit , when you visit the site you can choose a stable version 4.65 or you can download 9.10beta which i use from neerly a month and there is also working very good till now.
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Thanks John, I was hoping for a simpler installation method for people who need one. Ether way it will do. Thanks

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@puget1
I expect that some people,someday will be facing a situation with a zip file.For those who are familiar with winrar, I suggest " ZipGenius "
http://www.zipgenius.com
this one has approximatly the same interface of winrar and winzip.
It's a Free program and it intergrates with the explorer shell.
Hope this will be of some interest for someone.


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Still with us Gaye?;

I understand how it is when the old body dosn't cooperate. I do say a prayer & offer my best wishes.

I would like to focus on the IE8 problem for just a moment. I had hoped that Maurice would have jumped in on the 64bit browser thing, as he is familiar with it. You said, "Windows XP HOME edition Service pack 3, AMD Sempron 64 processor..." is what Belarc reports. You do not say anything about XP Home's version. It is important that you tell me which you have. To determine, for sure, what version you have follow these steps taken from MS Support http://support.microsoft.com/kb/827218 . I've edited step 1) & 2) to save you typing.

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If you have Windows XP, there are two methods to determine whether you are running a 32-bit or a 64-bit version. If one does not work, try the other.

Method 1: View System Properties in Control Panel
1) Click Start, and then right click My Computer.
2) Click on Properties.
3) Click the General tab. The operating system is displayed as follows:

For a 64-bit version operating system:
Windows XP Professional x64 Edition (or not)
Version < Year>* appears under System.

For a 32-bit version operating system:
Windows XP Professional
Version <Year>* appears under System.

*My Note <Year> is unimportant for us.

Method 2: View System Information window

(Let me know if Method 1 dosn't work & I'll tell you then.)

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This info is important so as to finish the IE problem. I know it seems important to try to fix everything. Think of it as a jigsaw puzzle. One piece at a time.


thanks;

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Hi All,

Sorry this is so rushed.
ATT: Fred.

1) Don't be sorry & ta for the prayer - looking good on the outside though!!

Did as requested by you & here are the details.N.B> NOT PRO, I have HOME. Thanks heaps for the easy 'destructions'.
Reads as follows:

"Microsoft XP HOME edition
Version - 2002
Service Pack 3
Computer AMD Sempron(tm) Processor
2600 1.60GHz 960mb RAM
Physical Address extension"

Hope that's what you need ye ole/young 'Yank Tank.'

My deepest apologies. I won't be back on this for at least 2 days.

Be good, :) or :(?, Many thanks & Very Best wishes to All.

Gaye :) :) :)

PS Fred & 'Helpers',
My 'book' from the guys that made this PC for me says XP HOME Edition Service Pack 2 - probably been updated by Microsoft - because Belarc tells me as does the above that it is HOME Service pack 3.

Also I asked them for AMD 64 ATHLON 'Chip'. They told me not available yet in OZ & was causing problems overseas (this was early 2005). Belarc tells me it is an AMD 64 Sempron Processor, as does their 'book'. Sorry, no mention of 64 or 32 when I did your instructions above.

As to uninstalling & re-installing Chrome or I.E., I don't know how!! Even with 'Help' Chrome was never installed correctly or fully, whatever, in the 1st place & if I try & do it, both engines ask me stupid questions that I don't know how to answer!! Told Ya - Dimwit Mya!

Thanks again. Trying to 'chill' & have a rest.

Gaye :)

PPS: I have to try to Copy & paste everything from 27th Jan yet. Having probs as it misses vital paragraphs here & there even though highlighted. Also the margins in 'Word' are extremely difficult to get 'right'. Takes me hours but I need it on paper for the file so I can follow instructions without having to memorize etc. GREAT FUN HERE!!

For all you other folks I thank you for your patience. I have been contacting everyone I know who runs Incredimail to see if they also have ADOBE & if not, what is running THEIR Incred. No-one as yet can tell me.

'Freddie', IE (running without add ons) was asking me to install ActiveX everytime I tried to go to it. So I did click here & there on it trying to find out 'HOW'. Then when I installed Personal Software informer, it is THE ONLY PLACE that the original working one has an icon.

Going this time :) Catch you all later.
Gaye :( ? or :). I think :) :)


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Hi there young Gaye ,

Without interfering with what you are up to with Fred ; next time you are back here , could you post your version number of Chrome , please .

Click on the "spanner" thingy at the top right of the open browser and in the dropdown menu select "About Google Chrome" , a small window with a pretty ball will appear and you can read the version number top left under Google Chrome written in black letters ; at the bottom there will be a message saying if you are up to date or not .

Have a nice rest ; I'm watching the sun go down in brilliant blue sky ; it's about 47F but feels much colder as there is a big Mistral blowing which makes everything very dry . I know I'll humidify things with a glass of Red :))

Take care
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PS: do you use/have 3D in Incredi ??

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@Anthony, about 35deg.F here, late morning sun bright w/ high wispy clouds & calm :). Had 1" Thurs. & 3"+ Fri. afternoon/evening. Was worse SW though.

Hi Gaye;

When you get back, I hope I've caught you in time. Do not do anything to IE (running without add-ons) it's supposed to be that way. This is not the IE you would normally use. More later.

Thanks for checking which version of XP Home you have. The method I gave works the same for Home or Pro. You have a 64bit CPU but the OS is Windows XP Home 32bit (you might make a note in the book for future ref.). Also, you appear to have SP3 (Service Pack 3), that's good. This info lets us know that you do not have a 64bit IE. That leaves us with only two to figure out.

Ignoring IE (running without add-ons) for now. You said, "Then when I installed Personal Software informer, it is THE ONLY PLACE that the original working one has an icon." I assume you mean the original IE. If that is correct, try to drag & drop that icon onto the desktop. Did it work? Check if IE (regular, my note) is also in the "All Programs" list in the "Start" menu. It would be listed as "Internet Explorer". If so to both, then IE (regular) is as it was originally.

Now as to IE (running without add-ons), it should be only found at, click "Start", "All Programs", "Accessories", "System Tools". Mine is listed as "Internet Explorer (No Add-ons), is yours the same?

If IE (regular) is on your desktop & in "All Programs" and you found IE (No Add-ons) in "System Tools" you should right click, delete any other icons of the "No Add-ons" version. It is not needed unless you have problems with the "regular" version.

You also said, "PPS: I have to try to Copy & paste everything from 27th Jan yet. Having probs as it misses vital paragraphs here & there even though highlighted. Also the margins in 'Word' are extremely difficult to get 'right'."

Try using "Note Pad", it's in "Accessories" along with System Tools. Make sure you click on "Format", then click on "Word Wrap" if it's not already "checked". You can make a desktop icon for it if you go to "Accessories" and right click "Note Pad". Then hover on "Send to" and click on "Desktop (create shortcut)". To print simply click on "File" then "Print...". Note Pad won't be perfect either but should be less work than Word with less edits and paragraphs missed.

Enjoy your rest!


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Fred,
Sorry - just looked at this thread & noticed one of your posts was hoping I would explain 64 bit IE. I had switched off the thread - too long & getting involved in all sorts of areas & topics. I believe your approach is correct - one item at a time.

1. I think U have a handle on the 64 bit issue. Sempron is EOL.I suspect Gaye has a Sempron Palerno 64 bit. There is no way the specs quoted will support 64 operations hence it has got a 32 bit OS.

2. From what I can see I think I know what has happened. I will give U the facts & can use them as & when U see fit.

a. We have established that a 32 OS has only got one IE but has 2 "front ends". The default is at Start>All Programs>Internet Explorer. A second is at Start>all programs>accessories>system tools>Internet Explorer (No add-ons).

b. I believe Gaye has activated the second IE from within tools. The DEFAULT URL of this browser is about:NoAdd-ons. She may well have then gone to Tools>Internet Options>and clicked the USE CURRENT button for the home page.

By doing this action it will set IE (both variants) to having a home page of about:NoAdd-ons hence, whatever icon is used to launch the browser in the future the No Add-ons page will appear.

Testing the theory is straightforward.

1. Go to accessories & double check the IE ((No add-ons) icon is still there. It is handy to keep but can be deleted.

2. Delete all IE shortcuts from the desktop. There is no way of telling it is a "regular" or "No Add-On" browsers.

3. Go to Start>All Programs>Internet Explorer & launch it. If my theory on what has happened is correct it will launch what looks like the No Add-Ons browser. If it does launch as suggested:

a. Type MSN in the URL box - hit CTRL+Enter as normal & it will launch to that site.
b. Go to Tools>Internet Options>click USE CURRENT button as the home page. That will make MSN the new home page & regain control of IE.
c. The home page can now be changed back to whatever is normally used.




Hope this helps.


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Hi Maurice;

Thanks for stopping by. Always good to hear from you.

Have seen you've been very busy. I'm sure others on the forum appreciate your help. We will endevor to carry on. BTW, when I see a new thread, with only one reply, by you, I only read if time permits.

Will study & apply your recommendation later as is quitting time here. Hopfully Gaye can button up the IE and start on the Chrome problem. I'm sure with Anthonys help we'll beat that one too!


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OH DEAR, I don't know what just happened but my reply disappeared.

To save typing it all out again, in case you didn't get it, (I had nearly finished), I've been totally incapacitated & wasn't found until 2 .5 days ago. Much frustration in knowing you are helping & you thinking I had given up or ignored everything you are doing for me. I had 2 dead arms & a dead leg. Overdid it by not sleeping for 3 days trying to work this out.

Will answer questions if you let me know you're still there.Details I think you need to know before going further or whatever.

Especially Marice, Freddie & Kermit sitting on his lilly pad having a glass or 2 of red.(combien?)


Status: 98%, 2 x EOLS, Browsers both Google & IE = 3 are still insecure. Total 105 patched. (as at 2345 6-2-10) If I go to SIMPLE, the balloon says "ACDSee & ASUS DVD have been removed", I go back to advanced, it says they are added. I guess it's the ignore rule.

Followed instructions to the letter Thank you so much. They seemed to come up with a couple of more probs.

Kermit: Merci beaucoup. Chrome updated to 4.0.249.78 (36714) - Hope not Beta! Since update tabs are still running & loading at top of page where I last was. Porquoi??? :)

Also je regrette, mais I don't know (je ne sais pas), if Incred is using 3D or not. I only use the hop around turn themselves inside out , emoticons in mail. No wallpapers & don't play games etc. Unhealthy sitting here so mail & photos are enough.

Maurice: Created Ignore Rule in C drive but didn't do D(slave) yet as a result of above. Followed your directions re uninstall & reinstall Adobe Flash & shock players. Lost both but Flashplayer is appearing as patched! Further details are in my notes plus the extra probs created. UGHH!!! (If you want them)

Thankyou & Fred for figuring out I have 32 bit - DULY NOTED :)

Freddie, Followed your destructions & found my REGULAR IE. DELETED ALL other add on I.E icons except one, which is a weird situation.(Will explain). Thank you for your advice re Note pad. Too busy at the moment so will persevere with what I know for time being. Oh YES: Mine is listed in same place as yours. Oh I'm frightened about the insecure browsers as after 5 years I've only just ventured to Internet banking 4 months ago. HELP!!!

3 different 'boxes' of insecure bowsers showing.

1) Google Chrome 4.0.211.4\chrome.dll & Google Chrome 4.0.249.78\chrome.dll
2) Same as above
3) Microsoft IE 8 x C:\program Files\Internet Explorer\i explore.exe

Maurice, I promise I didn't go & do what you were talking about to Freddie re IE. I don't go to that stuff.(Internet Options etc unless I'm walked through it). I haven't done the MSN thingy yet. Awaiting to see if you were sick of me.

More, much more detail for you all but I guess you have given up on me so I will await & see.

Since 21-1-10, COULD BE A COINCIDENCE Maurice, Updated ADOBE Flash. On startup, my desktop has a grey box that I have to press "OK" twice. It reads- "Sistray.exe_Application Error
The Appication failed to initialize properly (Oxc0000005). Click OK to terminate application". I click OK & the same comes up again, lick OK & it goes. Another of Gaye's mysteries.

I really am humbled & indebted to you all. I hope you'll hang in there with me. I know you're getting sick of me & these problems.
Until next time. MANY Thanks & Kindest Regards, Gaye :)

PS I thought you may like to know the other Security & updater programs I have on this in case they are not compatible with Secunia.

Create system restore Point
Avira Antivir Personal Free - looks after itself
Malwarebytes Anti-Malare
Advanced Systems Care Free (I only use the'Maintain Windows'
Spybot Search & Destroy (I only Immunise exept for ever 4 - 6 weeks as I might remove something from the registry or somewhere without knowing what it is)
Disk Cleanup
Auslogics Defrag
Microsoft is set to update automatically
File Hippo for updates once a week before I do the above
& iOrbit downloader.
I don't twitter. The tech put MSN live messenger on this & I can't uninstall it - never used it
Facebook - I used once to one sister, found it wasn't private enough. Never used again but can't seem to uninstall it.
Revo uninstaller.

Also when I was guided through installing Google Chrome I had to make up a Gmail account. I've never used it. A week ago when I was starting to look at the version for Kermit, I clicked on Gmail to have a look see & my SURNAME was there next to my email account. I didn't put it there. I'm frightened of hackers so it's a very rare occasion my surname is ever put on here.

Cheers now & take Care,

Gaye :)) :)




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Gaye ,

Still here ; busy with the 6N Test Rugby today :)).

Will catch up ASAP .

Take better care of those arms and legs or else !

Kermit

PS : the browser probs are minor , just use normal safe surfing techniques ; subject to a few final exam questions your"e about tere (off to Twickers on the TV , see yah !!)

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Salut Kermit, Thank you so much for the response.

I hope your team wins.Enjoy the game.

I'm used to my peripherals having a mind of their own so don't worry.

Prenez garde!
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Dear Gaye;

You need to set your mind at ease. I, for one, plan to monitor this thread until the last problem is solved. If I don't have the answer, I'll find the answer. If I can't find the answer, I'll get someone who can. I'm certain that Anthony feels the same. Maurice has popped in as a courtesy, he is busy elsewhere. Anthony and I don't have the same amount of 'stress' as he, "... For everyone to whom much is given, from him much will be required; and to whom much has been committed, of him they will ask the more.", Luke 12:48 NKJV. I know he will make himself available if necessary.

The first and foremost task at hand is your health. I understand your concern for setting the computer right. It does seem to be a type of lifeline for you. It is 'usable' at the moment and, for what your doing, is reasonably safe. Consider if you had not installed PSI and did not know how vulnerable it was. "Forewarned, forearmed; to be prepared is half the victory.", Miguel de Cervantes. Please, you must take the time to rest. We will get through this, I promise.

As Anthony said, the browser problems are no biggie. The 'boxes' you see in the Insecure Browsers tab will never go away. I have one right now for IE8. That's just Secunia's way of letting us know that there are ways for bad people to infiltrate our browsers. If you read the Secunia Advisory, for the browser in question, it explains known ways of attack and how to avoid them. Forewarned, ehh?

As to your banking on the net: Internet banking sites are always encrypted (coded) connections. Even if someone were to intercept the information, it's highly unlikely they could 'break' the code. If your using IE, to the right in the Address Bar there are a couple of green arrows & a red X. When you connect to a secure site there will be a 'padlock' icon also. I'm unsure how Chrome shows this.

The programs you list shouldn't be a problem with PSI, but I would be careful using Revo. Better to do too little and come back later. Sort of like trimming a bush. You have went too far when you get to the stump!

I've looked at my Gmail and cannot see what you mean about your name being displayed. I doubt that anyone else can see it. When you get back, tell me what screen your at when you see your name. That would be a simple one. We need to start concentrating on one thing at a time, so you do not get tired out. No argument now, one thing at a time. Also Anthony is easily confused!

Another 'hint': I occasionally (humph) take too long in reply to a thread. Secunia must have some time limit on how long your connection is inactive. To keep from losing all the hard work, before clicking "Reply", highlight your text in the "Content" window. Start at the bottom right of the text, left click hold & drag to the top left of your text. It should all be blue highlighted. Then, right click the text and click on "Copy". This is a temporary way to save your work. Then click on the "Reply" button. If for some reason you find yourself back at the logon screen, continue to log in. When the reply screen reappears (and is blank, of course, arghh), right click on the (empty) "Content" window, click on "Paste". Your text should be back and now you can click "Reply" again. Sorry if you already knew about copy/paste.

I am possibly over my quote limit for one thread, but if you have the 'time' http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Time .

Now let us see if Anthony has a report of the real football.


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OK you two ,

Too late and celebrating all , everything and anything with several glasses of red :o))

You sign in to Google accounts whith your name and more details , Gmail has your email address and password only .

Chrome shows https in green , the rest of the url in black on a "yellow ochre" background and a padlock at the right end - all in the address bar .

Whirling thingys are probably p****d .

Prenez soin de vous
Dazed and confused.

PS : your security stuff is fine .


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@Gaye, :)

@Ant, Chrome sounds very 'colorful'? Also (Gaye, don't read this) HAL-Jr had a burp today, it picked up a trojan somewhere. I'm a bit more adventurous on it as no personal info on board. I wouldn't call it my 'test bed' as I do have uses for it, but have been testing AVG & IOBit software. Will let you know if smoke ensues.

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Ah Yogi, aka Fred, God Bless your BIG furry, not cotton, socks.
Thank you so much for your ongoing support & reassurance. Poor Maurice, I wore him out. {HI THERE MAURICE :<)}
True I shouldn't stress about everything that's going on with my PC but I didn't have a problem until my friend put all the programs on here. Hey I should (but won't0 just change it to 'SIMPLE' where I've got my green cylinder & 100%!! I wouldn't worry about what I don't know about would I? That's no solution to not being able to get attachments & all the other guff though. attachments I used to get, ppvslideshows & some mail all ask me to put in a MS Office CD-ROM. Never had the problem before & jolly annoying. Some mail too. Can't view them. Only since everything was put on here. Another reason to get rid of what I'm not using - process of elimination.

Re you testing AVG, I used it for 4 yrs. All incoming mail from users of it now, has an attach. Open it & says Certified by AVG instead of at the bottom. Thought you might like to know. Good luck with it. Get the fire blanket ready for HAL-Jr. You won't need it!!!

I'm on a mission today/tonight to back up Incredimail & try & clear empty folders etc. Also programs I don't know how to use (but will await advice before uninstalling). Eg., Revo, Code stuff starter, Cfont Pro, Email Stripper & a heap more stuck on here that I know not how to use.

Download Folders need clearing but I'll have to be careful there. Takes me heaps of time.

Google Chrome Quest: I just clicked 'Public Profile' & my name's there & also 'Create Profile'- it may have been a required field who knows.
Bank is bookmarked in Chrome not IE. I don't know how to get bookmarks (favourites) to IE. I don't know if it's just MY Chrome (faster than IE), BUT: there's no File Edit View Tools Help extra search bars etc on it like IE.

Freddie,(You hate me calling you that don't you :(, Take all the time you need. I'm not the only person on the globe with problems. ie. I'm not the only 'prize dimwit' :) + you DO have a life.

Thanks heaps for the hint on copying & pasting just the contents box. Kermit taught me how to C&P. I'll keep plugging away with it in word. I have no feeling left of my index finger in my left hand so I must be hitting Alt or whatever it is that makes everything disappear. I'm a Serial Killer!!! I'm chopping down trees to print this all out. I can draft a reply then but more importantly, I can take my time & follow each step slowly & carefully & write notes as to the outcome of each one, date & version etc.

OK Yogi, Ta muchly once again for the advice & fortitude you need & the inspiration that both you & Kermit & others here give me to keep on keeping on. They call me Wombat both in Hawaii & Oz. Has stuck & spread. They say I'm a Wally ie wally the wombat.

We need Kermits SOS Health Care System.

Thank You my Friend, Gaye :) :) [Gonna have a day off tomorrow]

Salut Kermit,

Did you get a little dizzy & fall off your lilly pad?? Tut Tut!!It's probably floated away by now in all the excitement. You weren't watching soccer I hope. YUK thats not Footy. Got a Headache??? (Bien sur!)

Thank you so much for hanging in there too. wearing you both to a frazzle.

Oui! My Google Chrome is the same as yours. I don't know if you have the file, edit, tools etc but as above mine doesn't & I've seen a screen with it. A mystery. Don't go looking right now as it's only about 0900 there & the coloured ball of Chrome just might make your head spin.
Merci & bonne journee,
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Hello Gaye ,

No time today : as I said yesterday it looks like everything you have is as it should be or nearly : ust the EOL'S and I don't understand "ignore rule" for "c" !

If you are bored , click the spanner (top rigt any Chrome Tab), select "Help" in the menu and then you can pick you subject (sroll down) , like "settings" :-

http://www.google.com/support/chrome/bin/topic.py?...

Gotta go , if you speak to Fred explain the laws of Rugby to him :))

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Hi Gaye;

I downloaded Belarc & Revo today. Need to play with for awhile. Haven't the nerve to try Chrome yet. I've got a 'does it all' program from IOBit I've been playing with that seems OK. It might get rid of some junk for you.

Will probably be busy for a couple of days (snow coming, 5-6" I've heard). Make work fun when you have to drive! Will be in touch.


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Hello Gaye aka Myohana Wombat ,

I'm around again for a few day so post if or when you feel like it - there's not much to do from my side other than help you get Chrome to work as you wish it with no view , files , etc ; what you see/have is as it should be . If you can explain what , where the whirling dervishes are it would help , but usually it means a difficulty in connecting to a web page . I also use Gmail which has built in smileys :)) If you have a problem viewing pps files maybe I can help there ; but , as Fred said , one step at a time .

I don't use IE as Firefox is my "default" browser with all it'e wondrous add-ons ; so anything IE is for Fred. I use Chrome for a lot of websites where it's blazing speed can save time .

Had a great weekend ; lots of Test Rugby and great weather , as I posted elsewhere :-

Excellent weekend down here on the Med , with absolutely glorious weather** ; still hanging on , but a bit cooler today . Riding my bike along the canals in Nature's winter colours of greens(:)) , browns , yellows and gold , all splashed with white horses , black bulls and so many birds (pink one are very pretty) . Quite sublime :)

**bright sun in blue skies and 55 to 60F with a bit of Mistral wind chill !!

AS Rugby does have Laws and not Rules , enjoy scaring Fred .

Prends soin de toi
Kermit


PS : when you update Chrome the old version folder is always left behind , it is better to go to the ...\Google\Chrome\Application\... folder where you will see two version numbered folders ; just kill (you enjoy it , I know) the older version.

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Hi there Yogi, I hope you are fairing OK in all that snow.
One of the 1st programs that went on my old computer was Belarc Advisor. So handy to know exactly what you've got on there. I forget how, but you can share it with others to problem shoot without your privacy being compromised. It hasn't let me down yet. Somewhere on this I also have IObit. Where I don't know. Belarc just told me!
I have Revo as you know but I don't use it. I just might check something I'm not supposed to - or vice versa.
I was/am set in my ways & didn't want Google Chrome. Finally I was talked into it & gee it's faster. Also for a quick search, google desktop was OK. 2 clicks on Ctrl (I think), brings up a search box when your on any page. I uninstalled it due to poor eyesight. Ask Kermit. The Frog'l know!
Have a go at Chrome, you can always uninstall it. You have the knowledge.
I have a busy day today, been up all night again & is now 0500 but I may not get back to you until tomorrow night/morning after.
My only sporting interests are cricket & Softball & I've been a petrol head for 45yrs & love V8 Supercars. I AM in a scrap between you & Kermy NOW! Please read below re RULES v LAWS!!!- in Football, & get ready to BE AFRAID.
Your quote of inspiration has been nagging at me. Where have I heard that??? Over & over. WONDERFUL, wonderful words.
Well the penny dropped. I thought "No, couldn't be". (my captaincy @ 13yo that led to national semi's). Checked it. Even saw a photo of you. You're a loyal stubborn bull too & my B'day is 2 days after yours. In 3 mths time we'll be a yr older. :))) That's all I'll say!!
I'll leave you to download google Chrome now!!!:) :)-& Kermit wondering!!
With much Admiration & many thanks over what seems a lifetime, both now but the words from all those years ago still ringing,
Gaye
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Hi there young Kermit. Thank you for checking in. I see you found your lily pad. I was in the middle of trying to reply to Fred & felt a bit queezy, hence the delay. Had the first rain here last night in 10 years & not used to humidity.
OK! THE GLOBAL IGNORE RULE. Take a look at Maurice's post 21/1/10. I did get around to doing it in 'C' drive but not in 'Slave D'. Went well.
My apologies but I've not had time to go to 'help' in Chrome yet. My gmail AD now appears on the page in dark black, top right. Sorry. I don't know what I did but I know I don't want anyone finding out I have another email ad. I never use it but that's half the reason.
My Chrome isn't 'the way it was yet' but I'l leave it for another day. I'll get there thanks to you. Being able to view those attachmnets - pps is just as important.
Oui, I figured you were the 'go to guy' for Chrome & Fred for IE. Thank you both most sincerely for the efforts thus far & no doubt in the future.

As far as football goes, I have zero interest whatsoever. If you have to kick a ball instead of hitting it with a piece of timber I don't want to know. Mean aren't I? I am glad that you enjoy it though. I wish I could. I have 4, yes FOUR ONLY, TV stations here, 2 of them Government. All I see from mid Feb until November, is wall to wall football & I refuse to watch it. Replays day & night 5 nights a week. There's Rugby Union, yes you know what that is. There's also AFL- 'aussie rules' (we call it aerial Ping Pong), some skill required not many brains & theres NRL- National Rugby League. All brawn, no brains & both codes have the most appalling off field drunken, criminal behavior. For that behavior, they get paid $4 mil a season salary capped + endorsements. If you have to field or hit a 100mph cricket ball, you have to THINK. Strategy. Bat & ball are very family, charity & community minded. There are a few exceptions. My cousin was a high profile international NRL player, captain coach & now ambassador - with brains & ever so shy. Out of Duty I have his club magnet on my fridge.
Well I've been placed in the middle. YOU & FREDDIE The Yogi are BOTH RIGHT. There are Laws (when the Umpire or Referee doesn't know or in instances of bad weather reducing one sides game time + the itty gritty of the RULES). RULES are what the players know & should abide by- the formula if you like. The Laws are for the hierarchy. SO BE AFRAID, BOTH OF YOU!!!

RE gmail, I have seen the tiny emoticons. Also it has many advantages I hear like being able to block people etc. I've not had the problem. Let me be girly & have my big glittery emoticons. :)
Most folk I know running gmail, do use Firefox I've noted.

We'll have to both get on Yogi's case & get him to install Chrome & try it. :) :) :) 100% faster & when on dial up, any tiny bit of extra speed is a huge bonus.

Oh pumpkin eater Frog I do so need help in regaining the ability to view my pps attachments. I miss them sorely & once again I thank you for your kind offer.

Absolutely super that your weekend was so fantastic, even if it did include kicking a ball with a boot! Thank you SO much for your picturesque description. When reading I felt as if I was there. The breeze in my hair, the dappled sunlight on my shoulders, the smell of the salty air & the crackle of the leaves as MY bike tyres rode over them. Merci. Beautiful.

Now 0630 9-2-10 so must fly away & get a little kip before todays onslaught. SO sorry but every day is precious & they send out nurses who can't do anything(Aust has no money for health), & cleaning ladies I have to pay for who can't clean!!
Bonne journee' & a bientot,
Gaye :) :) :)

PS You are using French that is not in my book!!! I'm like Freddie. I's can Google it but I can't read what I don't have. Nor can I speak it. Dad forbade it in the house!! Such a pity.









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Gaye & Ant;

Don't wish to be rude. It's late, cold and I'm tired. Will try to catch up on this tomorrow. Just wanted you to know I was here!


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HI There 'Young Yogi',
Thanks a million for checking in. Take all the time you need. I've just gone through a few queries I have re IE bar at the top which I will post later. For when you have time & feel free as NOT urgent.

Also a glitch that has arisen re IE on my desktop & in accessories relating to Maurice's last post. Will also explain later.

Thank you immensely for the link on 'time'. Just read it all. Very poignant.

I will go to Chrome now & try & do what Kermit has recommended, if I can. Have to do it first, handwrite a draft reply & then type it here. Poor Kermit, I'm afraid he WILL fall of his lily pad.

Catch you when I catch you, Take Lotsa care,
Gaye :)
PS: I just clicked on to IObit (found it) & it has nothing there but Advanced Systems Care which is compatible with Secunia & I have been using both since July last.
Rest & Keep warm (no $$ for firewood last winter so I still have pneumonia - is chronic with me so DON'T go there!!
I'll tackle Chrome in the mean'time'.
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Gidday from downunder 'Old Kermit',
How have you been?
In short: The 'Laws' are there to ENFORCE the 'Rules' a game is played under.

To 'Business' - ouch!! 1) I hope you have a back up lily pad :)
RE Your last post, 2nd line "help get Chrome working... with NO view, files etc". Was that a typo on your part? I can't get Files, Edit, view, safety etc on my Chrome. Is it available on Chrome?? IE has it all.

2) - Bothering me a lot. Started a 3 weeks ago. If I click a link or go to a site, (Chrome is my default or is it Google - anyway), Click on a link, see what I want to, click close (X) top right, go back to what I was doing or shutdown or whatever, & blow me down when I next click on a link or open Chrome, all the links I've been to are merrily loading in wide tabs at top left.

The only way around it - time consuming & I sometimes forget, is to Create a NEW BLANK TAB, then close the others by their little cross, click the Google icon & I get back to a clear page with the google box in the middle. Not good when I've logged off internet banking & next time I open chrome, there it is loading. Could be days later or minutes later. Not very secure + most annoying. Any ideas on how to fix it 'oh great one'?? :)))

Dimwit here just fixed the prob of my Gmail address being displayed on the homepage. When I went a hunting the other day to answer one of your queries, not knowing anything about Gmail. I didn't sign OUT did I. I have now so that's no problems. All clear. Thank you & I'm so sorry.

Oh 'KermAnt', I went to the help again. I know SILLY ME. I saw everywhere in purple where I've already been, went there again, settings etc but the jargon just confuses me further. Nothing seems to give me the answer. WHY?? Well, HEY, If you don't know what your looking for, you can't find it!!

So only the 2 above to finalise. :)) HELP!!! (I'll send you a care package over!! Some breathing apparatus to start with. You, Fred & Maurice ALL need it with the frustrations I'm causing you.

Before closing - small things amuse small minds but this is huge to me. No rain for years = no frogs & I love them. I'm on an acre block so keep a dish of water down the back so the snakes don't come up here looking for water. I've been nurturing a frog family for years & last week I found daddy frog, spreadeagled in my daughter/canine's water dish, dead as a doornail. Carked it, boiled to death & I was saddened. I went out this morning to take my 'Oney Boney' out & 6 week old offspring frog was there drinking from her dish. How delightful. I'll hear a croak again soon.

Kermy, & all, I am not used to 'TAKING'. I'm so humbled by all your assistance that it's overwhelming. I've realised how very easy it is to 'GIVE', which I've done all my life but Oh so grateful I am to you. Pride can be treacherous - too much of it which obviously applies/applied to me. I found out through you all just how damn difficult it is to 'RECEIVE'. If I've learned nothing else, I've have learned I've had way too much pride. A life long lesson. I thank you all.

Now to have a break & draft a reply/questions to both Maurice & Freddie. (neither is urgent but I'll forget if I don't).

Gonna saw down some more trees & make a bigger hole in the atmosphere by C & Ping this out & finding a larger paper clip for the file.

It's 5pm somewhere so time for your glass of red!!

Merci & prenez garde, A bientot,
Gaye :)


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Hi again Yogi,

I'll get this typed out tonight/this morning BUT THERE IS NO URGENCY on my part to get the numerous things sorted. Take a break. I thank you just for reading my long winded round about way of trying to explain things.

NEW PUZZLE:
I have a folder on my desktop "my Documents'.
When I deleted all the IE without add ons (except one), a second folder appeared on my desktop called 'Windows Explorer'. When I click on it, it goes to 'My Docs', as does the 2nd one, called IE 2, in 'all programs'.

1st one in 'all prog', on 'start menu' & on desktop = blue icon, are 'IE REGULAR'. I'm not game to delete the IE's that go to 'my docs' in case they delete 'my docs' completely. Your thoughts??? Many thans for getting IE regular back.:))

While I think of it IObit is basically Advanced Systems Care which I've been running & is compatible to my knowledge, with Secunia. A bit quicker than others too.

Also, you are 'in the know' so it might be worth signing up for Giveaway of the Day. All free software that normally costs heaps & it comes with LICENSE KEYS!!! Very occasionally it is only a trial one, not often. It is something new everyday & you don't have much time to download it. I don't know enough so I've only ever downloaded a greeting card thingy. All small so good for dial up.

IE REGULAR: I don't know the difference between a tool bar & an information bar so please bare with me Yogi.

Underneath the Very top empty bar (address bar??) I have a bar of icons. I have run the mouse over them & they have what I call 'flagged' (come up with some writing to tell me what they are) the following.
1) Next to the Blue cross, there's a small blue ball, flagged = "CMCMUSIC: MAILING LIST". I clicked on it & it says "Update your Windows XP Drivers". I wasn't game, even though it said Microsoft Gold Certified Partner. Do I need to & do I need it there? If not how do I get rid of it?

2)To the left of the above, another icon flagged 'Browse or Search for news articles'. I can watch the news in 20 languages without uncomfortably sitting here to do it. How Do I Get Rid Of That? From now on: HDIGROT?

3) Next to blue cross also is a 'Share Icon'? What's that for & HDIGROT?

4) Then a funny little icon - flagged = "Click this button to allow pop up's on www.cmcmusic.com.au Press Ctrl key while clicking to allow pop ups from a link" No comprende. if I want music, I'll listen to my sound system that cost more than my house!!

5)Then: an Icon flagged "Current Page is not ranked by google"

6)Then: " " " "Write a sidewiki rank about this page"

I'll go back up & number them so if you get back to me you can tell me what I HAVE to keep if any.I have right clicked on them & in the spare grey area but alas It doesn't say 'remove' or 'delete' or anything.

I don't feel I need them Yogi, except maybe to download that driver for my scanner, but Microsoft Gold sound a bit 'iffy'.

When you get time, because they're not doing any harm I don't think at present, will you please tell me if I have to have them & if not HDIGROT. Thank you.

Just one last thing about IE thus far, (google is my default page), when I launch IE, the Google Chrome page comes over it, up to the first grey area at the top. Kermit can't explain it as he's using firefox & I'm finding it difficult.

The stuff like 'Gmail' is written underneath the grey bit. Chrome has very little written, could be why it's faster too and only one little address bar at the top with the BIG GOOGLE box in the centre as has Chrome when it's working correctly.

Well, that's given you something to think about after the games.

My apologies and my sincere gratitude. Remember NO RUSH.

There's one last thing for tonight FOR ALL OF YOU. DON'T. I HEARD YOU ALL SIGH WITH RELIEF!!!

I am trying & have been for 5 years, to find out how to email a cricket commentator. No contact when I write to the station but he's always saying "I got an email from one viewer....". In the 40's/50's, he played international cricket with my next door neighbour who taught me the game when I was a kid. They lost contact & I have a tale to tell him about what Al, my neighbour, did after he retired. The person I'm trying to find an email address for is RICHIE BENAUD & he's about 80 - 85 now.

Oh well I'm off. I Thank you all once again. They should have devised a word that expands thank you to enormous proportions & is only allowed to be used very rarely. If there were such a word I would use it now.

I Luv yas all. My Very Kindest regards to you and Yours, Always,
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Hello Gay Wombat :)

Very short of time and have no typing skills whatsoever ; will reread your post later , but some answers now .

There are NO view , files etc in Chrome as we know them , it's not designed that way you either work around it or like me use Firefox (it's also my default - Chrome is for zipping around websites where it's speed (blazing) helps !!) when/if you need the options .

You can use the "page" icon (left of spanner icon) menu to copy , cut , paste , save page , print etc . This menu has a zoom option or you can load this extension (I use it all te time) which puts a magnifying glass icon next to the page and let's me at least , see better - I'm 20 years older than you and a Taurean to boot!! :-

https://chrome.google.com/extensions/detail/ocdkpk...


As for your tab loading problem , go to the spanner menu and choose options -> "basics" tab ; you probably have the second button checked , try the first one = "open home page" ; you can select your home page lower down - you can copy and paste the url of your favourite page (I just use my Google check in page - glad you're sorted about signing in & out :)) Anew tab may show recently opened tabs and clicking on history shows them all .You may want to clean out that every so often.

Need to post and edit here , not finished yet

Still in Options , Click the "personal stuff" tab at the bottom click "get themes" and pick one - i relly like yhe one by Yulia Brodskaya , select & it's loaded for you !!

Options ->"under the bonnet" tab -> "change font and language settings" and you can play with print size etc.

Hope that helps a bit , let me know if that solves some things or if problems persist .

Maurice Joyce is on "walkabout" for awhile ; I know what Ignore Rules are and what they are for , but , in his absence , I would like to know exactly the rules you have set as they show in PSI's "settings" tab.

I will have to leave pps files till later .

Prends soin de toi means take care of yourself and your health (Prenez garde = BEWARE oooooh!!

Kermit the Ant

PS : if you see everyting purple you're probably mutating into Jimi Hendrix :))

PPS : the Laws of Rugby are the rules under which tne game is played, the rules are what are agreed amongst the players or teams generally or individually , more or less , maybe :))

PPPS : here's Richie on Facebook (which I NEVER use :-

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Richie-Benaud/512470...

or maybe this info can track him down

http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/national/marvello...

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When I clicked the link for the Firefox version I got an error code, Page not available. When I clicked the link for fixing the macromedia settings I got an error page on Adobe's site. ? I should say that I'm using Win 7 64 bit but I don't think that would prevent me from viewing these pages. Oh, and on Filehippo only the beta versions of Flashplayer and Shockwave were offered. Again, ?
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Hello NANCY F ,

Are you talking about PSI links ??

Which is your default browser ??

What are the "error" messages ??

Have you been to the websites direct using Firefox to get your updates ??

FileHippo allows you to select which versions are shown (op right of webpage) , you probably have all non Beta versions up to date .

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Hi again Gay Wombat ,

I binned M$ office when it needed money , but kept a stand alone version of Power Point Viewer and installed Open Office .

I got the PPTViewer 2007 here ; if you decide to install it , you will probably need to go to Microsoft.updates (not Windows.updates) to update the PPT at least twice and/or until it has nothing further to offer :-


http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?fa...

In Gmail in Chrome (you can have your other non Gmail emails redirected to Gmail) , when I click "view" the pps attachment , it loads into "Google docs" a part of a Google account you can sign up for , and I see the slides , one at a time vertically ; the same happens in Firefox .

If I click "download" in Chrome the files download to your PC - so you must be doubly sure that they are "clean" - by "default" it should load to a "download" folder it has created for you in "My Docs" - you can change this using Spanner->options->under the hood->downloading (I use the let me decide option). I go to the file and double click and the files automatically open in PPT and are full screen etc . In Firefox I am given the option (in a pop up window)to "open with" or "save" and this is now preset to use PPT , I don't know about IE , so you'll need to ask Fred. You "may" need to preset PPT to open pps files in IE first for it to do the same in Chrome (I can't remember presetting Chrome anywhere :((

See how you go on
Ant

PS: I tink PPT sets itself to view the downloaded pps files , you can run thru' them with your mouse wheel and exit using the "escape" key on your key board ; I prefer to "open them" only in Firefox and store them in Gmail on their server (in the clouds , as they say - I am currently allocated 7,500MB (it increases all the time) of storage with 63% used).


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Hi Ya There Kermit,

Not feeling 100% so just checking in to say I'll be back when I can. I ate something I shouldn't have & have a rotten tummy bug.

I'm sorry, I forgot to answer your question re 'What did I 'Ignore Rule'. (I forgot to create in in 'D' Slave drive too. - must do it because I bet it's there somewhere)

ACDSee & ASUSDVDpower whatever. They still show in INSECURE but Insecure reads as 0 (Zero) They were EOL but are still working.

I followed the steps re ADOBE Flash player & Adobe Shockwave but after unstalling shockwave I couldn't get it back again. They were also 'Insecure'.

All other ADOBE is now showing as patched.

As simply as you've put it I haven't had time to explore all the added stuff in Chrome eg the mail so will save that for later. It may take me sometime to come before I get around to your destructions re that!!

As to Microsoft works, I purchased 2005 (which is really 2002). Also I was given without license keys, 2007 or it's updated itself with auto microsoft stuff. But both are installed.

What is trying my patience is one type of powerpoint viewer. Everytime I see the icon since July last year, I know it won't open. Both the saved ones I have & the ones I receive in the mail. Disheartening as they are beautiful.

Gotta go Kermy. I don't think you are 20 years MY senior. I got my dates mixed. It wasn't when I was playing softball, it was when I was coaching, umpiring etc out here. I put a team together.

Also I'm on the 11th, Yogi the 12th so when are you. Be scared because I'm right in the middle!! A day BEFORE Yogi not 3. tut tut. Will be 57.

Somethings changed with this page today.

I was worried I had lost you all. This thread is no longer backed in pale green & the REPLY EDIT ARE in GREY not RED plus the type is pale grey not black. Also There are no cylinders in my PSI overview. Not to worry.*

I just have the browsers that are insecure now but still only sitting at 98%. Might do a scan when I go through all the mail in my inbox!!

*Maybe I'm due for an update. Crook last Sunday so didn't do my pc 'housekeeping'.

Well young Kermit have you seen the snow poor Fred is having to deal with. Bet it's a huge week this week too for him with Winter Olympics & hope he's OK & not snowed in as many are.

My thoughts are with him as are my prayers. He's been speaking to the boss upstairs I'm sure! I received a phone call from my insurance company today.

Boy I don't suffer fools gladly so I let him have it in a nice sort of way - sort of - only because I believe you 'don't shoot the messenger'. The guy told me to take all the time I needed!!!

Thanks a million for the links to Richie. I've tried writing to both channel nine & the Herald - no joy.

No wonder poor Maurice went walk about. I would too with all my probs on this. His post 1-2-10 I did all but 3 a, b, & c.

By the way, my French book is different to yours. Bien sur' means 'of course!'.

You're a treasure helping Nancy out. Good luck with it Nancy, these guys really do know what they are talking about!! :)

Oh Anthony I'm such a slow typist too. It's painful to watch me!!

Prenez garde! (Take Care in my book) & Bonne Journee' - supposed to mean Have a nice Day bit I always thought it was universal for Hello, hi, See you, bye etc.

I'll paste & copy your last post & study it, do the homework on it on this, see what I come up with, & write a reply.

Thank you SO, SO, MUCH. You have no idea what I've been learning through this process. even if I can't remember exactly how or where, I know what I'm looking for when I go through the notes.

Find your lily pad & the red & ENJOY. Kindest Regards,
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Hi there ("Salut" in French) Wombers ,

Sorry to hear about your tummy bug , but don't worry , I've disinfected the page before replying .

There is an important Chrome update today to version 4.0.249.89 (38071) , check using spanner->about Google Chrome . After the update you need to get rid of the old file version manually - there will still be a minor "no solution" showing in "secure browsing" .

Ignore rules seem fine - you need Maurice's method for a drive or a big folder like i 386 but for individual programmes you can also use the + sign at the left end -> toolbox->ignore program icon and click it , it will make the ignore rule for you and you either refuse or accept (as per your mood) and it shows up in the settings tab .

Back in 5 to finish :)

Really p****d off as my update was obliterated and i got locked out :))

Will post iin bits for now .

We have a new website around us , so the pages have changed as you noted ; I could not log in and in restting my profile my log in name was changed and now also my user name which is naughty - now I'm a newbee living in FR , where ever that is !! :(( Maybe someone will post me instructions on how to use PSI in "advanced" mode :)) I can't get back in to rectify things and my log in doesn't seem to last correctly !! :((((

There was a big XP update from windows on Tuesday (maybe 10 files) , take care of it when you are better .

For your Email pps files , try as I said and sign up for Google Docs in your Google Account , it may pick up the "view" option in Incredi as it will do if you use Gmail . For your downloaded pps files you probably need PPTViewer 2007 , if you do install it put it in a separate folder where you can get at it easily .

To get back Shockwave , if you thik it might help , go here and click on "get Adobe Shockwave Player" , agree and install (there is only ONE installer for boyh IE and Chrome) ,close as many programmes as you can and the run the installer :-

http://www.adobe.com/

You are very young and I am only 8 years and 4 days older .

Of course (bien sure) , "Prenez garde" means "Take care" , but in he Watch out/beware sense and is the impersonal form for more than one person or a stranger ; Prends ("take" in the personal "you" form of the verb) soin (good care) de toi (of you/yourself as in friend , family, children).

Allez (let's go) al a prochaine (until/to the next time)

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Gay girl ,

I think I have two user names and they have the same password - weirder and weirder .

Should I play newbee or old timer ??

Send me instructions please :)))

Kermit


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God Bless your little cotton socks Kermit,
1st, thanks for the heads up on the chrome update. I was trying to reply to you to ask you:
How do I get Rid of the old version (.78) after I've updated to .89. Sorry for having to ask :(.

Well, I clicked reply, got the reply page but the 'blinker' was tearing across it at high speed not allowing me to type so I thought it must have been you finishing your post. (I was hoping to get in 1st) Stupid new page. I NO LIKE IT!!

I had no Insecure, just the 2 browsers in 'Insecure Browsers' & was 98% in Advanced.

So while I was a waiting, I went & updated google Chrome, did a PSI scan, rebooted & now I've lost 1% -down to 97% :(, as Chrome, .78 is showing as CAT 4 in 'insecure'.

Can I just click on the + & remove it??? Google says I'm now up to date with the .89 you gave me.

Same as Google "NO SOL" in Insecure Browsing + IE in same.

I'd be well & truly p****d off too losing all that work you did. I know how it feels & none of us like typing.

Me no likey new page. I C&P'd it & yes it was easy but I have to buy new specs to read it. Word said Times new Roman 12. Well it was ruddy well lying. Lucky if it's font 6!!! I'll change it to 18 before I print the next lot out.

Had to happen to US didn't it?? It's 0900 here, no sleep again for 2 days & THIS happens.

I don't know why my location etc never shows up. i checked it under profile & it's all there :( ? :~ !!! I'm dumb. I thought it was because I was the 'Helpee' not the 'HelpER'!! Well I'm all in a huff now!! I need lessons on where to go & how to do it. Have my profile showing that it!

Have you been leading me up the garden path PETAL DEAR & telling ME to be on advanced (where my score is 100%), while YOU are sitting on SIMPLE??? GRR!!

You wouldn't want to have a hangover & come to the page in the morning now. Surrounded by bay dung yellow. I'll be all diplomatic & call it Antique White!

I have both 2005 (which is really only 2002) + 2007 works in this & it asks me to INSERT 2000 professional disk to view the attachment or slideshow or whatever. I had my favourite ones, War Is Over etc saved. Looked at them often & can't view them since mid last year. I still have them.

Oh I haven't cleared all the folders where I save the downloads into because I don't know what to save & what not to.

I also told you a fib inadvertently. The Ignore rule I created was for the i386 folder.

I can't get my head around Google docs yet. Another day but thanks heaps anyway. Also I only want mail going to one place. It takes me too long as it is.

Oh I DID try & find a way to get rid of the old Chrome. I read so much it confused me. :) :) :)

AS to your last post: Now you may want to start your life all over again BUT, I think you should forgo that because you have well 7 truly EARNED YOUR SENIORITY POINTS & THEY SHOULD BE DISPLAYED!!!

So STAY an 'OLDBIE'. I know vanity is pulling you the other way but look at the wisdom we didn't have all those years ago!!

Thanks Again Anthony.

I better not go to bed now. I won't wake up in time to go up & get my mail. (We don't have mail deliveries here). My Gopher - those little 4 wheel SMV's - Special Mobility Vehicles -carked it on Christmas Eve so I've been using my wheelie walker & it takes me 90 minutes hard slogging instead of 5 mins.

You can go find another lily pad to sulk on while I go & pollute my lounge room. Ark, Ark, serial killer again. I smoke 15 cigarettes a day. OOHHH!!

Merci Kermit & Take Care. Thank you SO, So much. You are a GEM!! Catch Ya,
Gaye :)

PS. I know how to get the little emoticons on Skype if you want them It won't take me any time at all.

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Just quickly as it's late , follow the "installation path" to the .78 folder or use the + ->toolbox->"open folder" icon , click on it and find just the old number .78 folder and zap it - don't get carried away , nothing else !!

If you did i386 , maybe you still have something in EOL still causing the 98% - "secure browsing" no solutions don't drop the score , only "insecure" and "eol" ..

2007 viewer may not actually be loaded , if it keeps asking for the disk .Try to use my link and see if it will load and run on its own like mine does .; any problem yhen rename or slay it .:))

Check my last post but two about font settings , I have Chrome and Ff set at font TNR 22 and use the 120% zoom (clear as a bell).

Gotta go and for Heavens sake STOP SMOKING :((((

K the A

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OH THANKYOU KERMIT,

I zapped the 'Insecure' as per destructions - thank you so much, I wouldn't have known where to zap.

Back to 98% :)))))

2% down is caused by 2 x EOL's in 'End Of Life' I think.

I feel like ignoring them somehow until they run out all together.

1) ACDSee &

2) PowerDVD or DVDpower

Absolutely clear in 'insecure'. Nothing there at all now that I zapped .78 chrome

Have tried to get shockwave back at that address but I'm just downloading the same player so I'm not worried about it anymore. It's gone & no injuries because I don't have it. Thank you for the link anyway.

You've only just taught me to copy & paste so I'll keep persevering with word. I extended the margins & took it from font 7.5 to 11 but new site still prints it out as 6-7.

Not making excuses but my Anti Epileptic Drugs (AED's), prevent me from taking ANYTHING for anything else & I don't respond to analgesics. I know everyone is & has a right to be against smoking & my doc is very much against it but even he told me to take it back up, as did two neurologists. I'm very highly strung & i get bored easily & upset easily. I can't even take cough mixture. Epilepsy is the absolute most minor problem I have. it's an inconvenience because I have to take meds for it. I already had COAD in 1989 so well, until they take them off the market, they are a stress & pain relief for me plus settle the old nervous system a bit. I'm lady like, old fashioned & have "NO SMOKING" signs all over my house & front door. the high ceilinged lounge room is the only place I smoke. never in the street, at anyones house, or car - whether THEY smoke or not. I think it's rude. Told the docs to stick their anti cancer drugs. I want to LIVE. That was in '1984. I won't even go to them now. they say "You won't see Xmas 2001", so I say "Good, I'll make an appointment with you for March 2002!" can't pull me down & they're not God.

Thanks an absolute million for solving that 'Insecure' prob for me. Thanks heaps. I think my instinct was to remove it! Yikes. glad I asked first.

Now, I hope THIS means Goodnight. Thanks Kermy. Live Well, Love Much, Laugh Often. Bonsoir, A bient`tot ('see you soon' - i hope thats correct) & merci again,
Gaye ~:))) 1100 12-2-10

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Hello myohana

My family has a history of COAD on my father's side , we both gave up smoking and he lived into his 90's and as only the good die young , I'm hoping to follow suite . I try never to judge people on social skills or otherwise .

Giving up was easy as I only liked the taste of black (brun) tobacco in cigars or French and Turkish ciggies and i don't like the taste of ordinary (blonde) tabac ; which , as a child of the 60's does not mean giving up smoking entirely :)) Sounds like your reasoning is good .

If you keep using ACDSee you can either accept your 98% or create an "ignore rule" , just don't forget it is no longer supported and so has possibly a slight risk to it .

If you don't need Power DVD (like I have never used mine) rather than kill it , follow the installation path to the file PSI has picked and rename the file by adding < _old> to the end of the file name (without the< signs ; so if it is an .exe file it wil show as .exe_old . Neither the bad guys nor PSI will pick it up ; later you can get it back if you find you need it or just kill it if you don't.

Posting & Editing

Did you ever follow up this link I posted for an proper FREE alternative to ACDSee and your 2/3rd's needs :-

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This is a Gizmo review of Irfan , Xn and FastStone (plus some others) which may come closer to ACDSee and suit your needs (if you haven't already come across them) :-

http://www.techsupportalert.com/best-free-digital-...


Can't remember if I've mentioned this site before , but the reviews are of FREE software and are unbiased ; they are kept up to date and are always (for me) very reliable .
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That's me done for now ; ASK before you do anything stupid even if you only have the concentration span of a puppy :))

Oh , if you just sign in to Google Docs -nothing else at all - it may well pick up the mail pps files without being asked ; it did for me , pushy old Google may strike you lucky .

A bientot et prends soin de toi :))

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Hi there Kermit, 0500 14-2-10 Happy St Valentine's Day to you & yours. x :)

Been at this PC for 17 hours. Was going to be out of here by 2100 last night.

Reply to your post was even all written out.

Didn't know where to go to put the _old.exe on the DVD so put in 'IGNORE' for now.

Score was 100%

Downloaded & Installed Open Office 3.2.0. Fine. Did PSI scan & it had installed Sun Java JRE = 5 x cat 4 threats. Finished @ 1930

File Hippo updated Adobe & all hell broke loose. PRENEZ GARDE!!! Adobe have changed their site & File Hippo now has to take you straight to it as does PSI.

Went back to 'destructions' for Adobe from 17th Jan. New version would not download.

Lost everything. Still upset. No mail - Incredimail needs Adobe Shock + Flash for animations- to get to you or anybody.

System Restore wouldn't work. Didn't know WHAT to do.

Kept downloading & installing, scanning & re- booting. Only JUST now back online. Been down for 8 hours. Sorry so upset.

Adobe only just fixed & patched. then No interface. Did again, +scan & reboot.

Am now 99% but that's cheating with not knowing how to do the DVD 'OLD' thingy.

Sun Java JRE 1.6 x /6.x "requires uninstall". CAT 4 Threat in 'insecure'.

How do I do that without uninstalling Open Office & which part of Sun Java (out of 24), do I get rid of.??

Thank you so much & I'm terribly sorry I'm not making sense. Sick in my stomach from it .

I bet Nelson Mandela never owned a computer!!

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Oh ever patient Ant.

I taint used to this. Will take me a few days to settle after the last 17 -18 hours.

Hope you saw the opening of the games. Bet Ya Fred's there! KD Lang's version of Hallelujia I didn't like. That's all I saw.

Will use my drafted response when I can.

I had completed reading & reading & reading Irfan, Xn & FastStart til I was blue in face. Most for Win & or Vista & no 2/3rds. will keep looking. Thank you. If I trial them when I have time it may let me.

I'm waffling -sorry, still upset at what I did.

I have a laptop but with no mail on it & a stolen Operating System. Will explain one day. I didn't send me it & I didn't ask for it & times like the last 18 hours I needed it.

1st part of my housekeeping is to go to File HIPPO so none done yet & a heavy week this week.

Here's a link (if I can do it), to C & P. really easy. In case I can't get the link on this reply It is Ditto.Ink !! CAN'T DO IT!!! Just tried for 15 mins.

New site is way too small for me to read but I copy it to Ditto, you have
it near the clock, then I bring up Word & paste it & blacken it all & change the font size. For some reason the links are still black though. I'll work it out.

WOULD YOU BE A REAL GEM PLEASE & TELL ME HOW WHEN WHERE & WHAT & EVERYTHING ABOUT: How do I Update Windows XP Home. I've never done it before & didn't know you had to so thanks a million.

Sorry so muddled up. No rush on the above. None at all. I'm going to go & take last night's medication & watch a movie to calm down then take this mornings meds & go to bed & get up & watch the cricket!

You & Yours have a Wonderful Romantic Day & I'll say Thank YOU once again & catch you later.

Take Care & DON'T be Good!! Go find a Lily pad!!!

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Hello Gaye :) ,

I have to say your last post is very hard to follow ; like I said before ASK first before you do something and now that means anything .

Things can always wait 24 hours before you attack them , you know :)) The bad guys are not after you and your security is better than most other people on the planet anyway.

So , take a break and we'll start again , either tomorrow or Monday (it's still Saturday here 20.30 hrs) there is nothing difficult to fix , so stop making it hard on yourself .

When you have a problem don't waste 17 hours trying to do something you can't do and someone here on the Forum can advise and fix it for you in a few minutes ; even if you wait 17 hours for the answer , nothing is lost .

For example , If Incredi gets broken again , use Google to come here and c&p a message , then check back in say 12 hours to see if there is a reply .

So do not do ANYTHING until we make contact , if PSI says you only have a Java problem (insecure) then your Windows XP Home Edition has probably updated itself - Belarc is there to confirm that , that's one of the reasons to have it .

If it ain't broke please stop fixing it !! I have to go for now , so

Prends soin de toi , a demain (untill tomorrow)

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OK Wombat , how are you tosay ??

I know you put huge time and effort into your posts and I read everything , but you should know that I really am a very slow typist and do not have that much free time for this Forum . When you go racing around like a crazy kangaroo , I cannot keep up ...

I , we , you need to separate dealing with security problems and fixing other things like viewing pps fles or why you suddenly downloaded Open Office !!

One step at a time , look before you leap , etc. !!

Today , all I can deal with is :-

Tell me if you have the following (just "yes" or "no") in PSI "advanced" mode "patched" - if "yes" what is the version number shown :_

1)Adobe Flash Player 10.x (ActiveX version)
2)Adobe Flash Player 10.x (NPAPI version)
3)Adobe Shockwave Player 11.x (ActiveX version)
4)Adobe Shockwave Player 11.x (NPAPI version)
5)any proramme starting wt the word Java (give name and versio)
6)Sun Java JRE 1.6.x/6.x (it may show more than once)

In the "insecure tab , do the same Y/N and version(s) :-

7) Sun Java JRE 1.6.x/6.x
8)any other programmes .

Java is not a big deal , OK ; as it ties in with Open Office and if you are going to use it , it needs sorting .

Take your time and just answer these questions .

Two Rugby Test Matches yesterday and another this arvo :)))

Prends soin et ciao
AK

Edit :: this :§^$à# site just ate my post and logged me out !!! The webmaster can count his lucky stars I copied my reply before I tried to post (just like Fred suggested (highlight post in blue and left click ->copy) : and was able to paste it back in the reply box :)))

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Hi Gaye, Ant, everybody;

"Its been a long time, been a long time,
Been a long lonely, lonely, lonely, lonely, lonely time." Led Zeppelin http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zbcn5ze9n7g If you were to replace the electric guitar with a tenor sax & electric bass with a stand up...jazzish? Yes, no?

What the heck did they do to the Forum????? Yeck!!! I'm gone for a couple of days & the whole thing turns to ... well let us not go there.

@Gaye, I have been feeling blah this last week. No real complaint, just sleeping alot and being grouchy. Thought it best to not give out advice while not having my full faculties.

Forgive me if this post jumps around alot. I will try to respond to as many points as possible, in order, starting with your post of 8th Feb, 2010 20:54. I will attempt to condense as much as I can.

Belarc/Revo>>> Belarc does put a ton of info in one spot. Handy. Have not 'played' with Revo as yet.

IObit>>> IObit Advanced SystemCare Free seems to be a very useful product. I've been running it on the Acer for about six weeks. I've installed it on the HP this weekend to compare it's registry cleaner to Max Registry Cleaner (a pay for use) that I had settled on for the last two years. Both have a registry defrag which I believe is important, others don't. MS offers a utility called PageDfrag that does this also. If the IObit software does half of what it claims for Advanced SystemCare Free, I will permanently add.

Chrome/Firefox>>> I may be tempted to try Chrome in the near future. Not to replace IE but as an adjunct. Mostly just to see what the fuss is about. Have seen and used FF on a friends machine. Don't have the need for bells & whistles.

Sports>>> Used to love American Pro Football & NASCAR. Rule changes and other interests have changed that. Not so big on Gran Prix but do enjoy road courses to going in a circle. Was always a bit afraid of Rugby. :)

Quote of inspiration>>> Yogi Berra was the manager of the New York Yankees during their heyday. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yogi_Berra Note: quote subject to change if I become bored!

Firewood>>> Lots of cheap firewood here, due to economy. Would UPS some but freight charge would be more than cost of wood there. :(

GMail>>> Glad GMail is OK.

Better to give...>>> A hard lesson to learn for me too. Just remember this, 'If you refuse a gift, offered in love & compassion, you cheat the giver out of a blessing'. In the past I've found it hard to accept even a compliment or a 'thank you'. My parents were charitable people, but wouldn't take anything, unless they could give back more than they received. I have figured out that this attitude makes you appear ungrateful or proud to others and can cause harm to the givers self esteem. As you are not only rejecting the gift, but the giver also. Also, it is sad when someone does not appreciate a gift and only 'takes'. Of course, if someone's motive in giving is to get back, that's wrong also.

New puzzle(s) 10th Feb, 2010 15:49>>> If you can see it clearly, the 'blue' icon for IE is a lower case 'e' with a yellow circle, at an angle, about it. I believe that is what you are seeing, yes? The icon for My Documents is a manila folder with a 'page' falling out/in. Windows Explorer icon is a manila folder w/ magnifying glass.

When you say "My Docs" are you just abbreviating "My Documents" or are they seperate folders? If they are different we should address them as separate issues.

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To keep the files in My Docs safe, let's copy them. Click on the Windows Explorer icon that opens My Docs. Click the "Edit" tab, click "Select All", this highlights all folders/files in My Docs. Click the "Edit" tab again, this time click "Copy To Folder...", this opens "Copy Items". Scroll to the top, click on "Desktop", click on the "Make New Folder" button, click on "Copy" button. This might take awhile, it depends on how much 'stuff' you have in My Docs. When finished, there will be a new folder icon on your desktop called (of course) "New Folder". This is a copy of My Docs. No matter what you do to My Docs, your 'stuff' will still be in New Folder.
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On your desktop, the Windows Explorer icon that goes to 'My Docs' can be deleted. This is just a way for you to see what files/folderd are in 'My Docs". Someone 'opened' that folder with WE and never 'closed' it. WE is in Accessories in All Programs. It is similar to "Search" when you click on the "Folder" tab.

You said, "...it goes to 'My Docs', as does the 2nd one, called IE 2, in 'all programs'.". Does IE2 in All Programs open the same window as WE in the above paragraph? It should not. Please explain further.

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As is getting late, this post is getting long and I have given you enough to do. I'll try to be back tomorrow & at least read the rest of this thread. Please, just copy My Docs, take care of the Windows Explorer icon & explain the IE icon that points to My Docs. Then we can address other issues. Thanks.


night all;

Fred

p.s. @Anthony, just checking this post is OK, read how you enjoyed being logged out. Spend an hour on a hard one & it can disappear in an instant. BTW, you right click/copy. :)

p.p.s. Had to correct errors. Boy am I glad IE has a 'zoom' feature. What size font is this? A '2' perhaps? Sheesh! It's not like they're paying for ink or something.

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Hi Kermit, Hi Yogi,

It's 2030 here now & I've settled down so I will start to go through all the above & answer , as concisely as possible, all your questions as from my last post. at 2240 tonight. (2240 is when I will start to go through it & start drafting my reply).

I have copied, pasted & printed in font 12, so I can read it, all of the above.

Can we take up a partition about the new site!!! It is size 7.5 !!! Yikes. Not for the faint hearted or eyesight poor. = us oldies :))))))

Thank you SO much.
Luv your patience, sorry I have frustrated you. I told you in an early post, you would tear your hair out!!

Catch you early tomorrow morning when I've done everything you have asked.

Rest Freddie. I love Simon & Garf but they only mentioned George & Joe!! Not Happy!!!!! :(

Kermy, you find a spare lily pad & rest for the onslaught!! :)))))))

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Hello Young Kermit,
I 'tis back & I COMPLETELY understand how laborious, painful, slow & time consuming typing is. You are the only males I know that type at all. Usually a 'funny' from a male now & then & that's all. I very, very, much appreciate & identify with you.

1) YES = 10.0.45.2(ActiveX)

2) YES = 10.0.45.2(NPAPI)

3) YES = 11.5.6.606(ActiveX)

4) YES = 11.5.6.606(NPAPI)

5) NO = Nothing STARTING with Java

6) YES = 6.0.180.7 (Yes there are two of them the same)

"Insecure"

7) YES = 6.0.160.1- "requires uninstall".

8) NO

Sorry Kermy, :(
I installed Open Office for 2 reasons:
a) It's been here for ages. I was given it & told it was far better than the usual 'word' & office suite etc as far as creating etc.

b) Main reason. I was told if I installed it, it would probably allow me to open all the attachments that I can no longer get (the ones I now know as ppv).
If you wish, I will uninstall it. If it is ever going to cause PSI problems. [I know you don't have a crystal ball!!:)].

Sorry I don't know the 1st thing about Gmail. Only that I had to create it to be able to install Chrome. No I don't use Firefox either. Simpler the better for me.

Seems as if none of US like the new style of site. So sorry you had problems with it & had to go to all the extra trouble.
I can't 'ark up' about it as I am a free user & I appreciate anything I can get for free legally.

Now to Yogi's homework & perhaps reply.

Thank you SO, SO much. I really am most grateful. Have fun watching the 'bum sniffers' - our nickname for Rugby league & union players because of the ruck/scrum play.

Kindest Regards, Take Lotsa Care,
Gaye :)
PS Neglected to tell you that:
1) A.F.P. 10.x(ActiveX) has ocx on the end of it's installation path.
I can't see that it matters because it is patched but thought I had better tell you :). Wombat




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Hi Wombers ,

The#{^@ù*$$ trashed me again before I could copy , so this will be a shorter reply .

All the Adobe Flash and Shockwave is correct and loaded for Incredi and your browsers .

FileHippo lets me download the Adobe installers no problem at all - checked yesterday. I use the Adobe site and different to MJ's method , remind me to go tru' it with you at another time .

You know i use OOo myself , but as you rely on Word I thought it best (hey , ho) to leave it and suggest Google Docs - they display ppv files in a similar fashion .

I use the freestanding PPTviewer 2007 to see the files in a slideshow , when you are up to speed with OOo , you might want to try it (i gave you a link in an earlier post) .

Your Java in "patched" is aka U 18 (update 18) and is secure as is U 17 - When I updated OOo to v 3.2 a few days ago , it updated me from U17 to U i8 .


The Java in "insecure" is U16 and is/coould be vulnerable and it should be KILLED :))) You should find it in "add/remove" in your control panel or you can use the PSI "opn folder" icon to zap it ; there are probably other old Java files around , but if PSI says 100% after U 16 has gone, DO NOT fix anything else .

Now you can go sort out Fred .

I have mailed Secunia about our vision probs , so let's wait and see :)))

I am slightly dyslexic and ambidextrous , so leftandrright and eastandwest etc. are a mystery to me , in fact best ignore any of my directions :))

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OH!! Kermit, oh, oh, oh,oh!!!

Thank you, thank you, I'M in the green!!! Yay!!

Don't get too excited as there are still some things to do but nothing pressing.

Your lily Pad has a nice fireworks display. Take a look!

I could only find Java in Add/Remove so zapped it there.

Must find out how to add the .exe_old to PowerDVD because I'm cheating having it in 'Ignore' for the momento.

Also will look at PPtviewer '07. It says I have it but I can't get it to open. When I have time I'll play around with it, also with Open office & learn how to use Google Docs.

Heaps of icons on my desktop that I want to remove to somewhere where I'll remember them but all that later. Will go through them one at time withe you as I don't know what is safe & what isn't & what works or 'drives' this or that.

You & Fred are Geniuses!! :) :) :)))))))

Thank you also for spearing off an email to Secunia re site. As soon as I click to highlight to C & P your instructions the jolly thing takes me back to the latest reply. Ughh!!

Yesterday I fixed Chrome so that the tabs didn't stay open. There was a dot in the wrong place. I didn't 'stoof' it up!

You can have a rest now for a couple of days. Thank You SO, SO, MUCH :)

Hey, I wish I was ambidextrous, very right handed & only have half a thumb due to a spider!! Oh dear I am so sorry about the dyslexia. It is so misunderstood. Extremely frustrating for you. What a pain. I'll say a prayer.

You're a gem for hanging in there Kermit. I am so very, very, grateful & what makes me even more appreciative of you & Freddie is that like me, we just can't sit & type constantly. Ah but we have to laugh.

I have no idea how you know what you know. Even if there were computer classes to go to, within 200 miles, they wouldn't be able to help me like you & everyone else here does. Eg Sun - Who would have thought that it would be called U16. I wouldn't. I update once per week through File Hippo & I'm now aware but still at a loss as to how & when to get rid of the old one & how to tell.

Rest Dear Kermit, Rest and Smile & know you are extremely appreciated. You deserve 10 GOLD STARS as does Yogi, out of Five.

I did Fred's work & have drafted a letter so will send this & reply to his. He has to have Chrome as he doesn't like 'Bells & Whistles'!!

Thank you Oh so much.

Merci, bonne Journee & a bientot,

Gaye :) :)

PS. I tried to Install Microsoft Office Power Point Viewer 2007 at the weekend from your link. I even printed the screen so I could follow the steps. It downloaded but only part installed. I didn't think I had to type in the command as I'm not a network administrator. In the end I got a dialogue box up that said this computer & I clicked 'OK'. Said was installed. If I click on the icon in all programs (or the start menu0 a yellow box flashes up for .5 of a second & then it takes me to my documents. That's all I can get it to do. Next week or te week after, Not just yet!!! Thank you. thought I had better let you know.
Gaye :))

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Well Hello there Young Yogi,

No worries Dear Sir, Thank you so much for your astounding effort. I'll say a prayer for both healing & thanks for you. Nothing worse than feeling 'out of it' & I empathize. The 'Thank you prayer is two fold. Your caring & support & for not coming near this 'thread' because you might have 'blown me to smitherines' - can't spell it. Makes me feel better to know someone else get's grouchy when feeling yukky! By the way, you have more faculties blindfolded, ear plugged & arms & legs tied up than I ever will!

The lyrics are good. I call that 'head bashing music'!Yes maybe a little jazz or some lead, rhythm & bass like a 'Shadows' version.

The Forum?? I think the designer was a very young comp geek with 40/40 vision. YUK! Kermit has written to PSI. Font size is less than 7.5. Also I was trying to type to
Kkermit when he was trying to type to me & the blinker kept racing across the page without a letter being able to be typed on my end. WOE

Thank you for the link you sent. I was a step ahead & it is in 'my favourites' along with a couple of others. The Penny dropped, it ain't over till it's over so I went looking!! :)

Belarc - I found it handy when I went looking for a question one of you wanted. Everyone asks me what it is & why I have it or want it.

Revo Uninstaller I like because it shows me in big Icons what's there & does the job so quickly. Sun Java wasn't there though ~; If I. me, mya can manage Revo, anyone can. Mine was Free.

I noticed Adobe Download Manager in there last night so must ask whether to zap it or not. I seem to remember Kermit when he told me what NOS & Bloatware was & that DM was one. I'll check 1st before I do anything.

IObit (Advanced Systems Care) I like. is compatible with PSI & is easy. I only click the top circle "Diagnose Windows' scan & repair. Quick & easy. I don't know anything about the Registry to do anything else. Registry is all 'Gobbeldy Gook' for me Once a month I take my life in my hands & scan with Spybot Search & Destroy.

Weekly I just Check Updates , File Hippo, Update Malaware, Do Advanced Systems Care, Immunise with Spybot S&D, Disk Cleanup & Defrag.

Google Chrome: Oh C'mon, you have to try it. So few bell & whistles (unless you want them), has a zoom too if you want it, just the search box in the middle if you want it & one little address bar at the top. No layer upon layer of information bars so is so much faster. I didn't want another email AD. internode.on.net does me fine but to set up Chrome you HAVE to create a Gmail account. I've never used mine but I hear there are many advantages.

Not many use it or have heard of it here & those that have all use Firefox. I noted when updating or downloading SOME programs, that you have to close Firefox & a couple of others. I know very little except that Chrome is faster so be a devil. TRY IT. I DARE YOU!!

I'll get Kermit onto you if you don't.

Do you just KNOW heaps about dial up because you were on it or are you on it still?? My server sent me an email today reducing the cost & upping the speed. Guess what. The old exchange here won't take it so I guess I'm stuck on 112 & paying for 512. June last year I got ADSL. 5 long years of dial up! :)

Gmail. I didn't say it was OK. I don't use mine. Others love it that's all. One AD is enough for me to cope with.

Can't stand Nascars for the very reason you stated. You get a sore neck turning in circles constantly. I used to follow Football in the 60's when the players were from your own town/suburb. They go where the money is now & too many $$ too young so too much off field criminal trouble.

If you can remember, Tune in, if only once, to the Bathurst 1000 @ Mount Panorama N.S.W. V8 Supercars 500 mile enduro circuit race in Nov each year, 2nd Sunday for main race. All supercar races are now circuits. Twists, turns, Uphill, downhill. Next day they are back to being roads in out of the way places.
B4 I became an epileptic, I had 2 cars up there 9th & 16th in their class. I had many platonic male friends. We worked on cars every night nearly. A million bucks an engine nowadays.

The poor old UPS!!. Well Fedex is gone now too so even they're out! When I was in Hawaii (Big Isle - Kamuela) for 3 months, I had to buy wood from the supermarket & it wasn't REAL wood. Was like Paper mache & compressed coal. Not warm so I borrowed the neighbors chainsaw, trailer & wife & every 2nd weekend we went wood carting. I knew the care taker at the Parker ranch too so that WAS handy.

INTERNET EXPLORER : NEW PUZZLE!

YES all as per your Para on blue icons & manilla folders etc. The one with the magnifying glass took me to 'My Documents'.

In 'All programs', I had two blue "e's". One = Internet Explorer & the other Internet Explorer 2. The latter launched 'My documents' as per desktop.

Well whatever 'fell apart over the weekend fixed it. They both launch Internet explorer in 'all programs' now & THANK YOU SO MUCH for the time you took to step out what to do with the one with the magnifying glass on it on the desktop. ALL DONE.

SUCH THOROUGH & EASY STEPS TO FOLLOW. :) :)

NOW: - AFTER A FEW DAYS REST ON ALL SIDES!!, I have to move the 'New Folder' (containing the copied documents) that's on the desktop to 'slave' Drive 'D' . There are too many Icons on the desktop.

Very hard for me to take in Comparison to giving for such a long, long time. I wouldn't be here today if the post war Immigrants didn't take me in. They fed me, clothed me & housed me for months on end. There were Greeks, Italians, Germans, you name it. I lived with the 'I ties' in a suburb called Cringilla but everyone called it 'Little Italy'. Mum & dad 'couldn't afford to feed me' so whoever offered is where I went. I had an authentic Italian Easter, even if the carpet snake did scare the living daylights out of Mrs Dimitrieardis, A beautiful German Christmas with the Kornbergers. St Nicholas came on Christmas Eve. I learnt a few swear words!! None spoke English, so I taught them, their husbands worked their guts out while lazy Australians looked on. They saved their money & after a long while had beautiful homes. I was called a wog & a dagoe & I didn't care. I was the one eating beautiful food, in a beautiful house - sometimes a tin shed- sleeping under a lovely eiderdown with beautiful generous people who were struggling to feed themselves. They gave me the 'Travel Bug'. Unintentionally. I was off out of Australia on my own with my own money, living morally by the time I was 16.

Memories, wonderful memories.

Well Yogi, it's 0800 16th Tuesday so I'll leave you alone now to have a rest. I have the nurses coming today & after them the Home Care lady & back again Tomorrow. By the time I struggle to print this out, the nurse will be here. I don't want my time wasted. I was asleep last week when she came & I just will be again today. They can't do anything but get me to sign a paper, eat my chocolate & candy & go. What's worse is that they have known for a year where my Gopher was. I've only just found out. I just might be more than a little grouchy over that so best if I AM asleep.

I am indebted hugely to both you & Kermit (He's game to come out from under his lily pad now).
I can't thank you enough. I should do a PSI scan but I'm afraid it will pick up something. I'll savour the green cylinder for at least a day.

You keep warm PLEASE & keep well. I'll say it again, HAVE A REST! :( - ----:) :)

So much appreciation & thoughts for you & yours.

Live Well, Love Much, Laugh Often. Kindest & most sincere regards, Catch you Soon,

Gaye x



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Hello Gaye :),

Just quickly :-

To blue highlight , you can :_

1) In the adress bar , one left (?) click on the url or drag the mouse tip from one end to the other
2) In text either "drag" the mouse tip or , for big text or several files or folders , place the mouse tip and one left (?) click at the start of your highlighting and then go to the end and hold down the key you use to make a capital letter (I'm sure it has a name - not the capital lock key) and then left (?) click the mouse , everything in between should go blue (and not just with Fred's cold :)) then you can right click copy ,etc.

3) To name change , best copy the name you want to change lest you make a mistake and need to go back , you slow once left click on the name of a file or folder and it goes blue - be careful not to press any keys like space or return as you will delete the name Place the mouse cursor on the blue and left ckick again and the vertical line should appear , place it at the end of the file name , left click , and add <_old> without the brackets .
You can also "blue" the file name with one right click and select "rename" from the menu , etc,

As for my dyslexia , it is minor and I'm a slow reader anyway ; it can have +ses and be more fun as i see "crinimals" rather than "criminals" and you only need the letters at the start and end of words to actually read them those in the middle can be coplmtely jublmed and you see the word . Making 'phone calls can be a lottery if the number is not pre-set and I'm rushing , very funny at times .

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Hi Kermit,

Thank you SO much for the instructions on Copy & Paste.

I tried a little but don't know which button for a capital other than Caps/Lock the usual one is shift.

I will practice the highlighting & dragging & dropping of the URL. I really wanted to get the 'Ditto' (Ditto Ink) one to you. As I say, It's free, takes no space. 2 seconds to download and it's FREE - legally.

Before I replied, I DID try but I haven't been able to get to this since my last reply.

I will try & follow your instructions on getting the _old in. Just didn't know if I had to do it in PSI's interface or find it somewhere else on the computer & do it.

I don't know what you mean by 'copy the name you want to paste'. I just went to 'Rename', after right clicking & it said " Unable to Rename this file". (probably because it was the Internet Explorer one that was bringing up my documents & instead of 'New Folder' - which I WILL forget, I wanted it named "IE MY DOCS')

When time permits I will practice, practice, get computer rage & practice some more.

Had an acquaintance who was very dyslexic & she had a program where she just spoke to the PC & it typed it for her & also READ out mail. She had spare cash so she may have had to pay for it I don't know.

I've had a very busy time over the last 48 hours. I haven't even done my banking yet.

I took in a very disturbed 12 year old 4 years ago after her parents were killed in a car accident - drugs. Her grandmother has care of her. Adds a very negative meaning to the word CARE, I tell you. Anyway, my place is a safe haven for her. She is a great kid with a big heart but won't show it. She's 16 next Wednesday & I'm trying to put a party together for her. I Was dumbfounded enough at Christmas when her Grand ma told her there would be NO Christmas, (so I had a big Christmas for her) & now there's not even going to be a cup cake for her 16th.) A kid who's mother was never set one boundary, so neither has Georgia - EXCEPT HERE In MY Home. She accepts it & I think feels grateful that someone cares. Oh boy the language of todays teenagers. Enough to make your eyes water.

Anyway, if you don't hear from me, it's because I'm trying to organise a little party for her.

I lost my two children & 2 granddaughters in 1993. No they didn't die, just were loving one day & walked out the next without even an argument. I've never seen either of my 2 grandkids & I'm huge on family. I grieved for 14 years or more & got a 'disabled persons dog'. She's getting me out of the missing part of my heart.

I guess I know what young Georgia needs (I try to) & she is, with her huge amount of faults, the sparkle of my life. her grandmother doesn't even do a ring around to see if she's here or there. Doesn't care. The kid NEEDS to know she is cared about & thought of.

Sorry for the long post re personal stuff. Just letting you know why if I'm missing for a few days.

In the meantime dear Kermit, IF YOU HAVE THE TIME!!!

1) I seem to remember someone saying they didn't need or use ADOBE - or was it Acrobat, but when I lost the interface on this, PSI said "download & install ADOBE" - Flash & Shockwave!! So what other program does PSI use to get the interface???

2) IF YOU HAVE TIME - could you please step out YOUR way of uninstalling & installing it. I followed MJ's to the letter last weekend & got myself into strife. Worked OK a month ago.

3) And when your'e in the mood, I was telling you in earlier post, I had created folders called Download & 'AA' & when I saved downloads to install the updates, YOU SAID you did it a DIFFERENT WAY.
How do you do it Kermy.

4) DO I have to have Google Desktop to have Google as my home page in both Chrome & Internet Explorer.

I don't use the Desktop anymore, uninstalled it & lost The big Google box from Chrome so I had to re-install it. I did find a 'DOT' though since then on chrome that was blank "Make Google my Home page". So I checked it & all is fine.

I hope you know how much you & Yogi mean to me. I was trying this morning to think of SOMETHING I couldn't if turned on & didn't work. A light etc. I could NOT come up with one thing except my PC.!!

You are so supportive & generous & caring that I can't imagine what it will be like when my problems are solved. I'll miss you both terribly.

We'll have to find a way to keep in contact somehow.

Anyway, I have my homework and WHEN TIME PERMITS, I have given you some.

Look up that Ditto too. Might come in handy for you.

I have business to organize too so I'll check in but must do it before winter starts.

Thank you so much Kermit. Gidday Fred if your reading! KEEP RESTING & STAY WARM :)))

To you & Yours, take Care , I care, & if your Gonna do it, Do it well.
Gaye x

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PS. What's This thread doing. I thought I lost the reply (above). It wouldn't go through so I started copy & pasting , lost everything and Zit I was at the beginning of The thread. Scrolled down & the reply was there thankfully.
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Yeeees Gaye , Shift key it is . Hold it down and keep it down until you mouse (left ?) click the end of your chosen thing to highlight .

Don't worry , I found Ditto , will check it out .

The file to rename is shown in PSI , but you gotta go find the actual file on your computer . Some main/key files won't let you in , saves yu from killing your computer.

Georgia sounds lovely , I send her a Grandfatherly kiss for her Birthday and MANY HAPPY RETURNS or Bon Anniversaire ***from Frogland :))))

1)PSI only uses Adobe Flash Player ActiveX to see the pretty graphs , don't worry if it goes wwalkabout , PSI does not need it for anything else at all .

2)I'll do the Adobe up date when the next up date or patch is needed - see how things work at that time . Don't break anything just to get it , or else !!!

3)If your way is good for you , just stay with it ; mine is no better or worse .

4)No ! Google Desktop started to eat up time and space so I killed it last year ; it did not affect my home page , but then your computer has weird icons ; if you have it properly set on Chrome you can copy the url to IE and use the same in both browsers :)) ASK FRED FIRST before you fiddle with IE . Just kiil Google Desktop .

A plus (later as in " plus tard").

K the A

*** bold highlight not working ; use your imagination.

PS : OK Wombers

This is for your eyes only , don't let Fred see it , whatever you do .

I noticed you trying to sell Chrome to Fred ; well even if you explain that it is a really cut down browser which is blindingly fast , don't forget he's on dial up which is good for slow ole IE , but we know the magic of high speed broadband , so it would probably make him dizzy :(( And if you tell him there are already thousands of extensions to add , he may not recover .

He thinks Firefox is just bells and whistles not a cut down browser you build from the ground up like in DOS days , takes ability - i should know , i have none . I admit it's not as fast as Chrome but it 's a nippy little fox , when all is said and done .

Ff has an add on that allows you to change websites background colours , infinitely zoom pege and/or text and customise and memorise each , every wbsite , it would be worth it's weight in gold , if it weren't so feather light . .Of course , I 've still got my glass bottle bottom reading glasses and magnifying glass - if I could just remember where I put them . And research with Coolpreviews means you don't need to keep popping out to hte Reference Library every few seconds.

And certainly don't talk about colourful tabs and themes , a whole incredible palette of beautiful colours , I think he feels safer with M$ knows best drap wallpaper :((

Oh there's a bell , it means my carrier pigeon has flown in , his name is ActiveX and he links me to an old hermit ; trying to get him to use one of Harry Potter's owls called The Future , but he won't have anything of it ; says he's worried it may eat his mouse !!

BBye , got to feed the pigeon


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HAPPY BIRTHDAY GEORGIA *** :))


When is the Bathurst ?? used to follow it avidly when it was shown on UK TV - days of Holden and BMW . The big dropdown curves always remind me of the corkscrew at Laguna Seca race track .

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Late PS: when you rename , I meant for you to make a note of or write down the name of the original file name before you change ; it so you can always go back (shouldn't have said "copy" should I :((

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Hi Gaye;

I plan on doing a little tonight, more tomorrow.

The IObit is safe to click on the big blue 'Care' button in the middle. That will run both the Maintain Windows & Diagnose System features.

I'll take the risk of offending someone out there and say Spybot is not one of my favorite programs. Use it carefully.

Even if you do not plan on useing Gmail, be sure to keep track of how to get to your account & the password. Google will more than likely send any info regarding Chrome there. You can redirect incoming Gmail to your regular account. Let me know if you want to.

Unfortunately I am very famillar with the pains of Dial-up. Fortunately both machines are laptops, so any 'serious' work can be done somewhere high speed is available. I've mentioned the libray in Camdenton before. As best as I can tell (no one would give me a straight answer) they have a T1 connection. That means they possibly have an internet server node on site or a direct connetion (through special phone line) to a node. All I know is it freakin' flies. I'm limited by how fast the upload server will let me have it. Most websites simply 'appear' when I click on 'go'. My wireless LAN card can receive up to 54MBs. If they would let me plug into the Ethernet (I haven't ever asked) I could down load at 1GBs.

Now about the IE 2 My Docs thing. If you succesfully crated the New Folder back up of My Docs, then delete the IE 2 thing. After you delete it, see if your 'stuff' is still where you expect it to be. Start button, My Documents, should open a window with all of your stuff. If it does, you can delete New Folder also, unless it is handy for you to have it on your desktop. In that case, right click on "New Folder", left ckick "Rename", press "backspace" key, enter the name you wish, left click on desktop.

I'm not dyslexic. But times some backwards speak I. (Sorry Anthony, no disrespect intended)

Georgia sounds delightful, may you plans come true and make the day special for her & you! Give her my best birthday wishes. Try not to be critical of the speech, I can barely remember when I thought it 'cool' to use four letter words. Of course now I find it hard to properly use words with five or more letters. :)

Why'd they call it Chrome, why not Beige or Teal? Chrome is too shiny & it hurts my eyes!


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Hi There my two faithful boys, :)

Sorry but the heat got to me today + humidity with my pneumonia.

Not to mention two days of V8's in Abu Dhabi yesterday & today & in a fortnight they are in Behrain, then back to Adelaide South Australia. I wish I could copy & Paste the link I have for you you. You could have a squiz, a bo peep, a look whenever you wanted. it's in my favourites so I'll try & write it out then type it.

Kermy the BIG RACE - 1000 kms - BATHURST, Mt Panorama is on 2nd Sunday in November. The Great Race they call it. Was always between Holdens & Fords. still is but some idiots don't realise they are all Chevy engines!!

Thank You both So much for your generous & kind & most welcome Birthday wishes for Georgia. I have a fridge full of food, her cake almost done & she's been sick with what is best described as potential blood poisoning since Friday. She's staying with friends 100k away but she managed to text me. Took me 3 hours to do one back but we are keeping in contact. Hospital won't treat her because of past language etc so I told her they HAVE to. They took a Hypocratic Oath & can't refuse her treatment. She'll bob up, hopefully in time for Wed 24th. She NEVER complains so she must be really CROOK. I make her X rated cards in HER language & she loves them. Her words "OH AWESOME". She's a year younger than my granddaughter would be. I get all the goings on from her & she respects my house rule of "Whatever is said here, STAYS here".

What have I done?? Not much!! Too scared to as I may get into trouble from my two mentors!

1) Couldn't find if Windows XP home was up to date. Yep Yogi I went to Belarc but too many numbers starting with KB. (That's a brand of beer here! :)).
6 only numbers out of two columns are marked 10-2-2010.

2) Trying to rid desktop of icons. Foxit Reader was one. I went to all programs 1st & Foxit there was EMPTY, so I didn't delete the desktop one. Can I still delete it off the desktop somehow or 'send it to all programs'?? - It will launch from desktop icon. No hurry on it. There's a lot more I want to get rid of & I'll have to list them all one day. Things like 'mbam' & 'SASDEFIN' & this & that 'Configuration'. I know not what they are for.

3)OH WOE IS ME. Before coming to the thread, I had a look in File Hippo for updates. One of them was:
'Quicktime Alternative.'(to 3.1.1). I updated it FROM File H & the rotten stupid mongrel of a thing went to EOL & now my score is down to the yellow again. I want GREEN, I want GREEN. Was good while it lasted !! C:\Program Files\Quicktime Alternative\media Player Classic\mplayerc.exe GRRRRR :((

4) HOW DO YOU GET BOLD IN YOUR REPLIES??? I bet you write in in 'Word' then C & P it!! I tried, still no joy.

5) Still Hopeless at copying & pasting a URL. I can copy it, just cant paste it to where I want!! will keep at it. Using the old way you taught me to print this all out. Quicker than trying to learn another just yet. Will REMEMBER the SHIFT KEY. OOh Wah!! Just as well I proof read that because I forgot the F in SHIFT!!

6)Google Toolbar is due for an update according to File Hippo but I won't do it until I find out how to get rid of it.
I just clicked on 'disable' & it said 'If you disable Google Quick search box for Toolbar, the Google button in in Windows will be removed'. So I cancelled it & it's still there.

7) Updated Malwarebytes no problems.
Freddie if you want me to Uninstall Spybot I will.

KERMY THE FROGLET:

8) Remember the ASUS DVD PLAYER that you told me to add ' _old' to? Well I didn't have time so shoved it in 'Ignore'. Well tonight, I got it out, put the _old on it & got ANOTHER EOL. So I reversed it & put it BACK in 'Ignore'. It as with ACDSee are still working away & that DVD player creates slideshows just by transferring from my lil camera to this then disc.!! I think I'll have to find it somewhere in the bowels of the PC. Just not up to colonoscopies just yet.

9) I REMEMBERED - Hey 100 points for THAT, to look for 'Download Manager'. Found it last place I looked (1st place I should have looked) - Add/Remove & zapped it. (As per your destructions 7-1-10 on Bloatware & NOS).

I'm trying, VERY TRYING he he he:))

Hope you find Ditto OK.

Found out the hard way that PSI uses Adobe for the graphs. I Like the pretty graphs so I want them. On;y in GREEN though.

Just giving you warning about stepping out the adobe stuff that's all. Not a rush in the world. I used MJ's way & the link is old now since adobe updated their site. File Hippo goes straight to the Adobe site now. That's what caused me all the problems last weekend. GRRR!! :( .

While I'm at it. Before downloading & Updating or doing any security scans other than PSI, I THOUGHT I had a 'System Restore'. The icon is a RED Swiss Army Knife. I click on it, it says "Creating Restore Point", 5,4,3,2,1. I wondered when I got into strife why it wouldn't work.

WELL!! I right clicked on it & it's damn well empty. Nothing ticked in it,zilch. nien, nothing = USELESS.
Could you please advise if you have a System Restore & what I tick in it when I download it & what to leave blank & how do you go back to 'yesterday' if you DO lose stuff.

Giving you a lot aren't I but you'll have a week or more to work it all out. Your pace not mine.

I have too many Little icons slowing down 'log on' in the 'Systems's tray' ??? & near the Start button - THE GREY BIT AT THE BOTTOM. I don't need them on my desktop as well as there, + in the vertical 'start' -well only a couple. I can go to all programs for a lot. Yes I know, I should be able to go there for nearly all but you know this poor old PC. It's all confused like Mya.!!

Hey Kermit, Freddie won't be reading this so I'll tell you that I didn't know IE was faster on dial -up than Chrome is. If that's what you're trying to say. I can't see it. I was on dial up for 5.5. L O N G Years. I could launch IE but by the time it got to where I wanted to find out anything, I got "This page has Expired"!!

Wouldn't have a clue about the magic of FAST ADSL as my exchange will only cope with 112. That's why I don't go searching. The ole back doesn't like it either.

Isn't Firefox one of those dreadful things like fruit bats that fly around & squawk
& attack you. Wouldn't know what it does or looks like.

Instead of using the bottom of your wine glass to magnify, try downloading the free 'Virtual Magnifyer' OR (& this only SOMETIMES works for me), Hold down the LEFT click - if your mouse has a scroller in the middle & just scroll what you're reading & it will get bigger & bigger. Something like Viagra!!

Dear lord I'm with Fred on the wallpapers. I don't want a whole lot of different pictures flying at me . just the classic plain desktop with backlighting behind the writing for greater contrast, will do me thank you very much. My eyes are too bad.

By your 'Carrier pigeon' I bet your lovely lady just was letting you know supper was ready & the ActiveX was a bottle of RED with a glass. I can't stand any of that geeky futurististic stuff like Harry Potter but I have heard something about a hermit. So it must be Kermit the Hermit hearing the bell in the dell & chasing the mouse out of the house.

Speaking of mice. very humid here today. It's NEVER humid. I caught 2 mice. You really wanted to know that didn't you!!! Field mice from the wheat silos.

Now what makes you think I'm trying to talk Yogi into Chrome???? Just because I DISLIKE CHANGE with a vengeance, doesn't mean to say Fred isn't willing.

Maybe if I send the 20 ft of Ethernet cable I have here over to him, you can get Harry Potter to change it into 40 miles & he can get Google at Home on a Desktop that he can SEE.!!

Look, he turned himself into a chocolate bar (Hope he got the royalties!! cause he owes me some money, I used to live on them), SO he WILL INSTALL GOOGLE CHROME.

Why don't you be kinder to poor Yogi, install Skype & Crossloops & help him Install Google BEIGE. (He's quite capable himself. He just WON'T). Like me & YOU - all Taurus & centre Taurus too so stubborn as all get out.

Thank You a zillion Kermit. For all you've done & for all you do. Not just for me but for others too. Between you & Fred, you are both so mightily generous of heart & time & sore backs & fingers from typing.

So, Bonsoir my dear friend 7 I will catch you when I catch you. Many, Many Thanks again.
Ye ole Wombers - Gaye :)

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OKey dokey Yogi,

Do hope you are keeping warm. All that snow & soon the tornadoes. Oh I guess you're not in that line of USUAL path being in St Louis. But you're a ways out of St L because you are on Dial up. What a Royal pain in the Butt. Isn't there wireless or satellite or something that will get you more than a mere 54mb.??

Folk who have forgotten what dial up is like just DON'T UNDERSTAND. No Comprende. you ask them not to send photos, you tell them you can't do it, you say no I didn't have the phone off the hook for 2 days to avoid you, I was downloading my mail & they don't believe you. This speed I have now, is the max I can get & NO-ONE understands.

People tried to get me on to Broadband for years. Well, 1) the ports weren't in the exchange until 3 years ago & 2) I couldn't afford it. They still wouldn't listen.

Just be careful on your way to the Library with all that snow & don't go out in it unless you're feeling OK!! - 1st order!!!

2nd Order!!! PLEASE HUMOUR KERMIT & I & AT LEAST TRY GOOGLE 'BLUE'. (If you have to have Chrome we'll send some 'sunnies' & some 'Chrome Polish' for you.

Gosh you two make me laugh.

As far as them not telling you their set up at Camdenton, they probably don't know!! BE A DEVIL & ASK THEM.!!

OH Yogi. I gotta enough to do without going into all that Gmail stuff & learning it all. Later, a lot later. My account name is the same as my other one =myohana & yes I wrote the password down. If it's not too much trouble after we get my 100% back :))) Then again if you KNOW about it, you must have a Gmail account so YOU ARE HALFWAY THERE TO INSTALLING CHROME. Oh Goodie!! Kermit can have his firefox. Although I must admit I am ignorant about it & therefore should not give an opinion. I wish I was a lot more ignorant. i wouldn't worry about anything then. ignorance is Bliss, so they say.

If I click the big Centre circle in IOBit, it ISN'T safe for ME. I might clean something from the registry I shouldn't!!

As I said earlier I certainly will ininstall Spybot if you think is best. I put down in an earlier post, about a week or so ago, what security measures I have on this. I forgot to mention Zone Alarm as well.

IE: In 'All programs' x2 + the 'start menu' + the 'desktop', the 'blue circled e's"', ALL take me to IE Regular.

I'll go to my Comp & find My Docs in both 'C' & 'D' slave & if they are the same I'll delete the 'New Folder'. Thank you heaps.

No, I'm not dyslexic either, unfortunately. I wish I was though, at least I'd have a good excuse!!

I'm just your local dimwit who's deaf, dumb, blind & "does not compute" when it comes to PC's.

I'm not going out in the cold to go to peoples funerals so they'll come to mine. (That dry humour, you are an absolute scream). I went & bought & paid for mine plus a whopping great plaque so my kids wouldn't bury me in an unmarked pawpers grave. Not having a funeral. Straight to the incinerator to make sure I'm dead, then next to my nana.

It's bad when you don't have anyone to leave your house to!~!!

Got the plaque all done so there wouldn't be any hyprocrites saying 'Sadly Missed'!!!

OH GEE, I'm StArTiNg to Miss Spell werds dredfooly now so I will Love you & leeve U UNtil extn Tmine. Thank you as Always.

Thank you Again for the most warm & generous B'Day wishes for Georgia & for your Continued support.

Kindest regards as Always,

Gaye :)

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This is Firefox - really beautiful :))

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_Panda

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Hi Gaye & Ant;

OK, will try Chrome on HAL-3000, if you promise to click the big blue "Care" button. I swear it won't hurt. Be aware that big HAL is my main computer. As he has a big 17" screen, I use him for E-mails more than Jr. I (almost) never try anything new on big HAL. I think Jr. only has a 8.2" screen, handy to take with, but I have to squint.

If all IE things take you to the same spot why not take out the trash? Leave the one in "All Programs" alone and delete the rest. Unless you want to leave one on the desktop so it is handy.

Speaking of which, to update Windows, start IE, click on "Safety" tab (top right), click on "Windows Update". To check for all updates choose "Custom". I'm suprised you do not have automatic updates turned on. Let me know if you want Windows to do this for you.

Left click, hold & drag the Foxit icon from your desktop to hover over the "Start" button a second or two. When Start window opens, hover over "All Programs" until the All Programs list opens. Drop the Foxit icon at the top of the list. Click on the Foxit icon you just put in All Programs. Does it open Foxit? If so, right click the empty Foxit in All Programs, click on "Delete". On the desktop, right click the Foxit icon, click on "Delete".

Do you even use Quicktime Player to watch videos? Apple might have stuck in on your machine with out your knowledge.

When replying to a thread, look below the Content box you're typing in. See the "Formatting your text" info? Makes sense, yes, no?

Just right click the URL in the address bar, click on "Copy". Right click where you want to place it, click "Paste". You should leave an empty space both before & after for it to show as a link.

When attempting to remove Google toolbar, did it threaten to remove Google search from IE, Chrome or what?

To remove Spybot, or, not to remove Spybot, that is the question. If you feel comfortable using Spybot and are careful, keep it. It is my understanding from those I trust (no personal experiance) that Spybot is more trouble than it's worth. It's totaly up to you, Gaye.

As is late, will try to pick up here tomorrow. Still need to attempt to slow down the 'machine gun' questions. Your system is working and very safe. Doing to much at once makes it hard for Anthony and I to keep track of what's going on.


until later;

Fred

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OK, you two, I installed Chrome last night. Seems to be faster download of this thread after it learned(?) my computer. What's with the little worm chasing its tail in the folder tabs?

Got to run, late for work!


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Gaye , my dear ,

I thought we had agreed , write as much as you wish that is interesting to read , I have time for that ; but one question or maybe subject at a time . Believe me , I have a great memory and a well trained mind , but following your myriad questions over pages of post is hard work and I have absolutely no time to then compose the answers and type them up. What is a pleasure then turns (unnecessarily) into a chore .

First and most important , sorry to hear that Georgia is crook ; but not to worry there's always a reason to celebrate before or after the day , if you put your mind to it - if you try you can party for weeks .

To add to Fred's last posts ; if your XP was not up to date PSI would be warning you in the "insecure" tab ; Belarc should now have a green tick in a greenish box top right of the browser report saying you're good to go ; 6 beers on "patch Tuesday" are there with probably two more just above if you look carefully ; so either you did the download or you are set for Automatic updates from M$ . so you are fine , relax , sorry I mentioned it :))

I keep all my seldom used quick start "icons" in a separate folder on my desktop ; create a folder right(?) click on a clear bit of your desktop , pick "new" pick "folder" and you get a new empty folder on your desktop ;left(?) click and hold down the mouse pointer on and icon and drag it to the folder and release , double left click the folder and you should see the icon in the folder , it will hold as many as you like to put in there. If the icons actually open folders rather than start a programme you might want to move the folder to somewhere else on your drive , as having it load on your desktop when you start your PC will slow things down.

MBAM is part of MalwareBytes'Anti Malware and the SAS thing sounds like SuperAntiSpyware signature updates . Deal with them another time. You can rigt click your new folder and rename it and right click pick "Properties" pick "Personalise " and you can choose a prety icon for your folder .

Your QuickTime Alternative is MediaPlayerClassic and PSI has problems with it , it's easy to fix but the download configuration needs explaining . you probably don't need it , especially if you have Windows Media Player . Leave it for now and don' t use it .

If you dont go on the web withyour ASUS and ACDSee then they are fairly safe also ..

Don't know if it's my keyboard or the site but the b^$@" just blew me away again - lucky I had my copy almost rigth up to date :)

SO i'm out of time .

Your comments that all the engines are Chevvy's is new to me ; in the 70's when I sold "supercars" our De Tomaso Panteras came with a 350 cu in (5.7 litre) Ford Cleveland block and downdraft Holley carbs and ZF transmission ; exactly the same was in the GT 40 and it was in the Aussie XW Falcon ; they then started building the blocks in Oz in the mid 70's . So when did it all become Chevvy V8 ??

Great racing in the old days , I think a mini won once :)) Don' t think it was wearing a V8 .

Send all your news but please , one question at a time !!

Hope Chrome doesn't go to Fred's head , he says it's spinning already , has the worm really turned or will it rnge ( circles turn when pages are still loading and every tab is a separate window - other browsers have revolvers top right - same one for all !!

Ciaou

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The poor, poor little worm! He must be drunk on his @$$. First he backs up, rather slowly. Then, off like a bolt of lightning, he goes round and round in a circle.

I have pity for the worm. I spent my youth like him. Drunk to much & going in circles!


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Hi GTW and YF .

Two quick points :-

I use Google Toolbar and like it (in Firefox) ; you could update it (or let it update itself) and then rather than worrying about it and disabling it , go to the "View" tab and deselect it in the toolbar menu or whatever passes for that in IE - I'm sure Fred will know the correct procedure :) Most of the the links showing sound a bit weird or "iffy" like CMCMusic and stay away from things offering to load drivers - and that means a long , long way awaay !! ; the wiki thing is a "Google" thingy for you to rate sites , i have deleted/disabled it - watse of time .

I was not saying IE was faster than Blue in dial-up , but comparing IE speeds in dial-up to Blue speeds in Super fast ADSL , head spinning to put it mildly .

Gaye "gear" yourself up of having to spend hours telling you know who all about Blue , know what I mean , nudge ,wink :))

Allez , plus .

Ant the Ker .

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Hi Ya Kermy,

Geez this new site's a pain. I selected reply & had to go log in again & try & find this thread etc. Hope I got it right. not used to trying to navigate places.

0500 24-2-10 my time, I guess about 1900 23-2-10 your time.

You wouldn't think a spinning worm would get 'you know who's' togar in a knot would you??? Let alone remind him so much of his youth! At least Big HAL didn't die in the process.
Oui, I must not preach things I know little of to someone who knows a LOT of.

I just dropped in - 9 hours after I intended to get a nights sleep - to let you know that the V8's racing live my time 1330-1630 27th (this Saturday) & same time Sunday 28th in Bahrain.

I don't expect you will be up from 0330 -0630 but if you are, or want to have a look at the drivers, cars etc try this.

http://www.crash.net/v8

Sorry I couldn't copy & paste the link so I just went to the site & wrote it down the old fashioned way.

Must run, will catch you soon.

Have a lovely evening,
Gaye :)

PS. I'm not downloading anything except what File Hippo says I have to update & I won't even do THAT now without your or Yogi's 'say so' = 'go ahead'.

I did have the setup here that I had been putting off & yes I did download Open Office without asking. I'm trying to get rid of all the stuff my 'friend' put on here & back to basics so I can work the thing. So sorry Monsier. G :( - no :)))

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Hi Gaye & Ant;

If you have too many bars in IE (I know some would say, 'can you really have too many bars?') or it just bothers you, it's easy to disable.

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Top right corner of IE window, click on Tools, or...

If Tools is not there, click on the Start button, click on Control Panel, click on Internet Options, click on the Programs tab.

Click on Manage Add-ons, on the left, under Add-on Types, make sure your on Toolbars & Extensions.

Click on the toolbar you wish to work with to highlight it.

Status column shows Disabled/Enabled. To change, click on button, bottom right just above the Close button.

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Hoping Georgia is better. If you speak to her, send my best wishes for a speedy recovery & happy Bday, it is officially Wednesday here.

Seriously, I realize the spinner thing in the tab shows upload = counterclockwise rotation, download = clockwise rotation. It spins slower on upload because my ISP's server doesn't allow uploads as fast as downloads. But what's the fun in all that. It's much more entertaining (to me anyhow) to think of it as a 'drunk little worm' foolishly spinning away in little circles! :)


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HI ALL,

Directed to Anthony Wells & Dillpickle.

Hi Kermit & Fred,

I just spent 3 hours replying to you- Don't worry was just checking in, thanking + four Questions.

I've just gone to the thread & it has disappeared.

I'll be out of action for a week or two.

I thank you Most gratefully, I wish you & yours well & I hope THIS gets through.

All my very best,
Gaye :)) :))

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Hi there Gaye ,

Fred was asking about you yesterday , no idea why .

The new "log-in" with forced "log-out" system is a real pain in the @# ; I'm going to get on to Secunia this coming week . People are getting their posts zapped all the time .

A copy you can paste and repost is vital , everybody is getting upset . Don't waste time on it . Take care and give us your news when you can get back to us .

I thought I said ONE question or small subject at a time NOT FOUR :((

Take care , flower .

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PS: you know who really likes you know what , hah hah :)

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Hi Lily pad froglet Kermit, :))

This flower has wilted.

I just spent ANOTHER 3 hours of typing. It didn't appear in the thread.

I want to thank you & Yogi.

Georgia says Thank you too.

Need sleep, been all day on this so closing down the minute I type this.

Maybe it times out for really slow typers!!

Haven't been well & have to go through Government hoops as from tomorrow as have to have 24/7 carer. AND DON"T WANT ONE. Threatening my Independence.

4 Questions were 'if I kill this will I lose . ....'

& other three were yes or No's basically.

Just a slow typist. Did tell you about Bathurst though.

Will be in contact as soon as I can. Probably another 6 days now.

I'm absolutely spent. bedtime.

I want to not thank you & Fred, but all those who have helped. all very humbling for me & I most Appreciate it.

Sorry, so tired now.

Take care Kermit & to you & yours & Yogi & his I wish you much happiness, Joy & Health and a revamped website that doesn't lose 7 hours of work.

Gaye, Wombers, Myohana, Late for Ruddy Dinner :)) :)) x

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Hello Wombers ,

Don't know when you'll get round to reading this ; but I can answer all your questions :-

1) Yes , if you kill a 24/7 carer , just because you got out of the wrong side of the bed , you will lose your Government allowances .

2) Yes , Fred thinks Chrome has a future and is now laying claim to have come up with the idea for himself for using it .

3) Yes you spend too much time trying to type long involved messages full of complex (at least for Fred) questions , when there are outback smells to be smelt .

4) Yes you'll be fine in a week or so and we'll still be here waiting for you to annoy us again .

Negatives are to be avoided unless they are in the old camera :))

Now relax , kick back , let the 24/7 take the strain (total independence is a painful illusion) and teach Georgia how to type and/or get the Govt. to pay for "Dragon Speaking" or something of it's ilk ; and fro heavens sake learn to Copy and Paste and I won't tell you again .

Now tidy your room before the "help" arrives .

Fait des beaux rves

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on 28th Feb, 2010 14:20, Anthony Wells wrote:
... Fred was asking about you yesterday , no idea why . ...


@Ant, I don't spread gossip, but never said I wasn't nosy.

I was not opposed to Chrome (or FireFox for that matter), just didn't know anything about it. If you must know, I was planning on thanking (the words are choking me, gasp) both of you for prodding me to try it sooner than I had planned.

As to the complexities causing me problems; I'm not as think as you dumb I am.

@Gaye, On my post of 22nd Feb, 2010 06:35, I said, "OK, will try Chrome on HAL-3000, if you promise to click the big blue "Care" button.". I know you never promised, but still...

Went waaaay back in this thread and got this for saving posts off line (without having to use Word and the hassle to edit it):

"Try using "Note Pad", it's in "Accessories" along with System Tools. Make sure you click on "Format", then click on "Word Wrap" if it's not already "checked". You can make a desktop icon for it if you go to "Accessories" and right click "Note Pad". Then hover on "Send to" and click on "Desktop (create shortcut)". To print simply click on "File" then "Print...". Note Pad won't be perfect either but should be less work than Word with less edits and paragraphs missed."

You can also use Note Pad to create a post. Just open Note Pad and type your message. To copy start at the bottom right of the text, left click and hold, drag to the top left of the text, release. This will highlight your message. Now right click the text, click on "Copy". Go to the Secunia thread you wrote the message for and click any "Reply" button, it doesn't have to be the last one. In the "Content" window right click, click on "Paste", click on the "Reply" button.

Please try to learn the Copy/Paste thing and Note Pad, I believe it will be of great benefit to your working in the new forum. Besides, if you learn to do this, we can laugh at Ant when he looses a post! :)

You have to get better, Ant & me won't have anyone to play with!


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TESTING BY MYOHANA

TESTING - Didn't go through a 2nd time. Trying to contact Yogi First. will see if this goes through.

If it does it means the site is not allowing for slow typers.

I only spent 19minutes Typing

Gidday Yogi & Kermy - Will try again Later
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Hi ya Yogi,
Thank you so much for everything hope you are well.

3 weeks behind in your homework you set & no time to look into Note pad. I have it tabbed on my printouts from way back.:)

I am following destructions to first ASK ;)))

1) Quicktime Player:
May I kill it please? Add/REMOVE?
Updated it via File Hippo & it added "123" making it Cat 4 threat & EOL.

Can't remember downloading or ever using it.

Have Windows Media Player.

Yes? No? Grr Growl.

A rehash I know but I want to be sure.

This is timing out I'm sure so my apologies for no extended niceties.

If you or anyone reading this suffers from painful debilitating leg cramps since Quinine was taken off the market, Put a bar/cake or two of ordinary bathroom soap in between your bed sheets & sleep with it/them. Works, I Promise.

If this goes through there will be 2 more to come. PLUS I'll bother Kermit the Froglet! :)

thank you for your patience & generosity & most kind Well Wishes.

Most kindest regards & sincere gratitude,

Gaye :))

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Back Yogi,

2) IOBIT - Advan System Care

I know YOU made a deal with YOU & entangled me re clicking center circle.

I am MOST willing to do so, BUT 1st:

By doing so, will I be asked to check or uncheck anything to do with the 'Registry". "when it comes to 'Registry' "I know NUTTING, NUTTING" as Shultz would say.

Also how do I permanently remove the Tiny icon of AD Syst Care from the grey tray near the clock. If I right click & exit, it starts next time I turn this on. All this delays 'Log on' time.

3) Spybot S & D: I trust your trusted friends.

Will I kill it - Add/REMOVE, if so, should I replace it with something else. If so What?

I have listed early in this thread, my security but forgot to mention Zone Alarm.

Suffering very badly from C R A F T disease.

Thank you for bringing to my attention the worms turning in different ways.

Its a bit like flushing a dunny in the Northern Hemisphere as opposed to the Southern!! :))

Thank you again for your well wishes. 1000 fold back at Ya :)

Gaye :)) 2222hrs

PS I havent put the Foxit reader into it's empty folder in All programs yet. Will get to it ONE day
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Hi Ya Froglet,

Hope you're well. new site is for touch typists only.

Forgive me please for lack of 'extras'.

1) Google Quick Search:

It is prolonging log on as taking up a heap of space in bottom grey bar next to start 'button'.

Don't use it much,

Went to disable it & box came up that read " Disabling removes the Quick Search box and the Google BUTTON in your Windows Taskbar"

I don't know what a 'BUTTON" is!!

YES OR NO, Can I disable it without it affecting Google being my Homepage on Google 'Blue' or IE??

Thank you my Bestus Volunteers. my two young animals.
a Frog & a Bear. Absolutley NO RUSH at all.

Gotta go before this times out.

Nothing free as far as PC's or subsidies for ISP's out in the Bush. The city folk get it all free plus courses to boot.

I have the 30/30 waiting for the carer when she comes - probably mid- end of April. She will SHOW me how to use note pad . Wants me in a wheelchair so I'll shoot her Then.

many, many thanks, for your your gift of time & knowledge to others,

live Well, love Much, Laugh Often,

Gaye :))) 2357hrs 2-3-10

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OK mad wombat ,

Your C R A F T is no excuse for asking Yogi about your 1) QuickTime "Alternative" where PSI is picking up an "EOL" based on the Media Player Classic tied in with it . You have Windows Media Player so you "should" be fine . Yes kill it and if it you have a problem with WMP I can fix it in a jiffy .

A"button" can be in a toolbar of say IE or Blue , it's the little icon or words or arrow or whatever that activate something when you click on them .

The "button" in the task bar is a thing like your "start" button or the "block" which appears when you open a programme like Blue . So the Google button is the thing taking up space you want rid off . So zap it , it will come back if you re-enable it .

It "should" not affect anything else .

See how you go , C R A F T does not allow you to ask more than one question at a post , even if the 24/7 helps . OK !!

Talk to you soon

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Hi Fred, Hi Kermit,

3-2-10 0215hrs
Trying Notepad!!!

Twas easy to find, Thank You.
The most diffficult part will be pasting it into the reply box.

Oh yes Yogi, you have the worm & I have the circle. It's a Deal.(If there's no questions I have to answer regarding the 'Registry'.

A lot of fiddling to get to the thread & I timed myself. Any reply not submitted within 15mins of logging on, I lost. So that might be my problem. Not concise enough although I hand drafted & cut much out. Mainly my inability to touch type. Very slow as can only use two fingers at best.

Kermy, You are a gem floating around so many Lily pads I don't know how you find the time.

I just wanted to ask AGAIN about ACDSee.
Fred said it wouldn't be a problem unless used on the net.

It seems every attachment I can open, opens with it. When I transfer photos from my camera to PC, they all have the ACDSee little orange eye icon.

I was wondering if I dig a hole for it & kill it,will I lose all the photos etc that have it's icon.

I have windows Fax Viewer, I don't know where but I DO have it.

A little box with a list used to appear so I could choose what I opened what with.

That is no longer the case. I get no choice.

Gee I hope this 'untitled -Notepad' works. If it doesn't I'll throw my hands in the air (they will disappear of coarse) & scream.

I don't have bold or anything on this but that's the least of my worries right now.

Will be off now & try this.

I don't want to frustrate either of you any further. I can put up with copying with 'word' but now the new site is losing everything - yep, blame it on the site, I have 0 hours left in a day.(Gee this is el weirdo font)

Goodnight & Goodmorning,

Wish me Luck & Much Appreciation,
Gaye :) 0243hrs 3-2-10
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Gaye :)

I think "I" said you should be safe wit ACDSee if you don't use it to go on the net or open unknown sourced things like a ppv file (hah , hah) , so maybe Fred could add his point of view.

ACDSEE is only "End of Life" so it is just no longer supported , it's not yet a crazed killer . I think to up date it ,with a user discount , is 40$ or so . It's a photo "handler" and presumably you have your photos in one or more selected folders (with "back ups" !!); the "eye" is presumably part of how it organises them for you to see/view them - it would be strange software if it vaporised all your pickies before it went ; but I cannot say for sure as I don't know it .

Picasa is all I need but you want more , so if Irfan and Stone are no use as a free replacement , keep with you know and trust and just be extra careful with your version or invest in the update .

Hokay ??

Time for tea , Ciaou

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Gee Anthony, That was quick!!, 0505hrs 3-2-10

I thought I told you NO rush. Thankyou VERY much but PLEASE, look after you & yours!

Oh, Kermit! How EASY is that Notepad. Yippee, Super terrific. It's fantastic. You should TRY IT SOME TIME. It's Great.
I had to log on 3 times to get to the thread reply but it was sure worth it after the ease of Note Pad.

1) Quicktime - thank you - used add/Remove to get rid of it.
I thought it was 'Apple', which to me shouldn't be on here. Dead Now.

I still have APPLE SOFTWARE UPDATE in Patched + All programs etc. Don't know what that's for. (Just letting you know. It isn't a question!)

2) Google Quick Search -couldn't do it by Add/Remove so disabled it.

3) Did a PSI Scan & rebooted. 100%, 104 patched & as predicted only 1 browser insecure now not 2. YAY!!!!!!!!!!! YIPPEE!!!
Google quick search came back so I clicked around & unchecked a box that said Taskbar & it's gone for now.

4) Now Fred can't take the credit for teaching me how to copy & paste because you did that a LOOOONG time ago. ( I still can't C & P a URL though).

However, he did nag at me until I did it in Notepad so full marks to him too for his persistence & patience.

Now all we have to do is convince YOU to do it. he, he, he. It's SO SIMPLE & QUICK. You should try it sometime! :))) Smarty Pants to you aren't I? we'll nag you to death if you don't. SO EFFORTLESS. No Timing out.

I'm relieved & I'm singing. "I'm Toppin on Sit the of World, Just songn' aling and songin my sing"

5) Thanks heaps for the input on ACDSee. I don't print photos with it. It was put on by the aquaintance of mine. TIS OK, Tis in Ignore. The 'little orange eye' is my description of it's little icon just like a marroon PNG or whatever.

6) As previously stated if it made it to the thread, I have Freddies 'destructions' on the Foxit Desktop Icon to the empty folder all programs oms one to do PLUS I have a nagging feeling I have some homework to do with Windows or whatever to do.

7) Then I must ASK first about how to move some of the Desktop Icons I want to transfer to the 'Start menu' & 'All programs'.

OK Anthony, You can only read sideways & upside down, I can't count so here is a NON URGENT question & that makes us even.

1) Do I need 'Google Toolbar for IE'. I don't know if it is different to (2) above or if it has something to do with Google being my homepage with ease or whatever.???????????????????????????? I CAN'T COUNT REMEMBER - Very non urgent.

Thanks for being such a gem A the K in FL. I certainly did not expect you to reply in return. You are indeed very generous. Hope you had a lovely dinner & are unwinding while Fred is sleeping his head off. (or maybe he can't sleep & is watching the worm instead of counting sheep!

You really must learn how to use Notepad Anthony. Its not as difficult as you think. :))) :)))) :))))

See you Later alligator, Take Care, Live Well. Love Much & Kill yourself Laughing Often!

Gaye :), Wombers:) Crazy Lady :) If I haven't anything to worry about I'll find something :-) 0549 3-2-10

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OK Gaye Wombat ,

I do use Notepad when Open Office isn't open , but I have mastered copying my post in the "content" box I'm using to make this message .

Remember ?? : left mouse click at the start of your message , scroll to end of message hold down the "shift" key and left click the mouse , all the message goes blue ; right mouse click on the blue and select "copy" , if you now click the reply button and you are logged out , log back in reselect your thread , click on any reply button under a post and you get the empty "content" box ; left click the mouse in the box , right click it and select paste and your message you lost is back - very similar to bringing it from the note pad . Stick with the Note Pad , you now know it and it is really safe , if you get zapped by the reply button you just "repaste" or go back to the notepad for a new copy :)

For the URL in your browser , one left mouse click on the URL and it goes blue , immediate right click on the blue and select copy ; take the mouse to where you want to put the url and one left click the mouse to place it and immediate right click and select paste . Sometimes a copy of something you copied earlier apears rather than the url , if so just go to the url and start again , usually works the second time .

I use GoogleToolbar in Firefox , i like it but you need to learn how to "customise" it for yourself and get the "buttons" you want , rather than the CMCmusic or whatever that you mentioned before . If you don't use it at the moment , use Fred's instructions to hide it for now . It is separate from having Google as your home page , so kill it if you must , it is easy to reload if you change your mind ..

Very late for me .

Gotta go

Ant

PS: just got vaporised , had a full copy of my post in the mouse and I'm straight back :))

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Hi all.
@ Myohana.
Don't be afraid to kill ACDsee program and to loose your
pictures, cause when you get rid of it the pictures will
revert to the origin of windows viewer.
And if you are worry about your pictures u can copy them
to an external drive or a USB thumb and after uninstalling
the program you can restore them to the computer.

To all.
Remembering the thread was how to get rid of an insecurity
caused by Foxit, I've found a new free program as an alternative
to Adobe Reader an it's NUANCE PDF READER 6.0 . Go to:

http://download.cnet.com/nuance-pdf-reader/3000-18...

Very amazing thread with all that informations.

wish you all happiness.

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Hi All;

@John, thanks for the tip about the replacement reader. Foxit works for most situations but not all. Also for input on ACDsee. Didn't think it would disturb the pictures. Very nice to have further conformation.

@Gaye, you silly wombat, I told you Notepad was easy. You can work on your reply whether on line or not, save the file to come back to later and when all done, paste it into the Content box of your reply. Anthony's correct though, If doing a quick reply, just type in the Content box and do C&P trick.

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(Edit: Per my revue of IObit, the following is subject to removal.)
The Care button will ask you no questions, all is handled automatically. It does use a mild registry cleaner. There are some features that require a bit of caution, but if you leave the options & settings alone you'll be fine. System Care does a lot of maintenance with one click.

After saying that, to keep the little blue dot with 'C' from showing up in the Task Bar, open System Care by clicking on it's icon, I believe there is a tab marked "Options" or "Settings" on the top right. There should be a check box for "Load at Windows Start-up" or similar. Just uncheck the box. After this is done, to start System Care, go to the All Programs list and click on System Care.

Sorry to not be very specific, I have changed my little Acer again and am currently testing MS Security Essentials (I positively hate to say it, but it looks pretty good). If you need me to, I would be happy to reinstall IObit System Care.
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I personally would just remove Spybot (please, no hate-mail from Spybot fans). There are many easy to use spyware/malware scanners out there. Do you not have some type of security software beside Zone Alarm? I thought you did. Refresh my memory. What brand(s) and what type(s) do you have?

'Nuff for now, you be good. Do let us know how Georgia is getting on.


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thedillpickl, I would not use anything from IOBit.

Please read:
http://forums.malwarebytes.org/index.php?showtopic...

MS Security Essentials is good as a free anti virus application but avast! V5 is way better.

Even AVG (choke) is better.
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@All;

First, thank you for pointing out the apparent unacceptable practices of IObit (please, do go to the link provided by YoKenny). If this is indeed true (and I have no reason to think it is not) it is a gross violation of integrity, not to mention the illegality.

I do believe that 'open source' & 'free' programs are a good direction to go in. With a 'paid for' version, that has advanced features, being the money maker that pays the bills. This, however, does not give anyone the right to take something that doesn't belong to them.

My approval and use of IObit products is subject to revue of this situation. I will post back soon.


Regards;

Fred

p.s. It seems IObit has a response to Malwarebytes claim http://blog.iobit.com/archives/tag/malwarebytes . This whole situation is distasteful and smacks of a 'he said, she said' argument.

Never fear, still looking! Might take longer than I thought.

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Hi All.
@Yokenny
The debate between MBAM & IOBIT was for a months ago when IOBIT introduced in ASC under the utilities a program IOBIT Security 360 , and I didnt use it and I will never use, but all other included programs are working properly .
I wish that you dont misunderstand me but to resolve some problems in a computer we have to look and to achive our goal in maintaining computers up and running smoothly.
Im not a fan of any company stealing from other companys but Im looking for a solution .

Thanks.


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@YoKenny, thanks for input. I'm currently 'making the rounds' in AV & Antistuff freeware. I am testing on my acer one, which has no personal info or critical data on board. I'm looking at three things; 1) Ease of use v. program control, 2) Program friendliness. (Does it cause problems with the way I work? Does it make me do things that I don't want to? Ultimately, when I uninstall, does it go quietly? and 3) Does it work (protect my system).

Number 3 is hard to check as I am not intentionally trying to infest my machine. I rely on product reviews, my normal every day use and (not so much) manufacturers claims. Input from people like you help a lot. I know everyone has 'favorites' but eventually a trend will appear. I have quite a bit of faith in Gizmo's reviews also.

I'm not necessarily looking at who's 'best', but what works best for different situations.


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From 'Myohana' - Gaye,
So sorry about the delay. Have pleurisy because I held off too long in taking the rotten anti biotics for pneumonia. Been on them for past 5 days, still am & knocking me for a sixer. Another 3-4 coarses to go so not really 'with it'.

My apologies to all. I tried to get back to you all on 5th but ribs kept hitting my spine & could do little. Still crook. Will be OK.
A few 'wif's' of 02 wouldn't go astray at this stage.

THIS WILL BE A LONG POST AS I AM REPLYING TO ALL AT ONCE -BUT INDIVIDUALLY ANSWERING QUESTIONS :( ?
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@jeangeorge
A BIG Hi John from the land downunder,
Thank you for your link to 'nuance'. Checked it out, have a reservations as the 'editing' feature is hugely limited.
On 29th Jan, 'Hannagj' left this link http//www.soft-expansion.com I have looked at it but am unsure if my 32 bit will support it. No reason why it shouldn't.

I'll wait until 'Foxit' gives me problems again (when I have to update it) & my score goes down. Then I WILL spit the dummy & uninstall it & try one of the above. I'll ask Secunia 1st!

RE: ACDSee, I'll kill it too when I get to it. Only logical that Windows Viewer would take over the photo's etc. I had to ask though!! :)) I lost the 'save' function when I installed a newer printer. I just have to have that 2/3rds rule, save or no save, I'm lost without it. Particularly with this rotten widescreen that distorts everthing.

Thank you so very much for your interest. Immensley appreciated. Sorry again for the delay.
Have a Great One, You & Yours,

Gaye :)

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@Anthony

Hi Ya Kermy,

I hope the waves didn't wash your Lily Pad away & you & yours are all OK.

Thank you SO much.
I can now copy & paste a URL. (Gaye was trying to do it by highlighting it like you click & drag!!! :( Well no-one told me otherwise so I gave up).

I've done ALL the homwork you set EXCEPT : I haven't got around to your Power Point Viewer nor tried the shift key way to C & P in 'Content' box. Later.

I managed to do the _old.exe thing. [On the ASUSTekDVDPlayer] AT LAST :))

Je regrette, mais I Can't count remember :} :{ 3 means one & so on.

1)Re: 'Open Office' - I have the pretty icon on my desktop but ALSO on desktop I have TWO FOLDERS
a) Open Office.org 3.1 (en-US) Installation Files 160Mb &

b) " " " 3.2 " " " 143 Mb

Perhaps because I had a power outage when downloading & closed down (I have a UPS so had time) & when I started to download again, I couldn't find the 1st one so started from scratch. :( OOH!! Naughty!!

I don't know which of the above two folders I have to delete

Also I don't know where to send the one I have to save or if I have to save it at all. HELP???

Now for things that slow down 'Log On'. There's 10 things in the Taskbar at present.

2) SKYPE: I rarely use it - have one contact as don't wish to offend & like my privacy.

a) How do I get it out of the taskbar near the clock without quitting it totally??
b) Same as above with Yahoo Instant Messenger???

My apologies for not learning to count. As with everything I ask, PLEASE, honestly, there is absolutley no mad rush. You are helping others who require 'instant answers' & at least KNOW what they are talking about!!

You can hit me later. With a big wooden 4" x 2".

I do thank you & all for hanging in there, some unsure if their advice is taken. I can assure all that it is.

Until next time & I bow my head to you,

Gaye :))

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@dillpickl. - Fred

Gidday Yogi !!!

How are YA goin'? Still shovelling snow? - thought I was gonna say something else didn't you!

Firstly, thank you for asking. I last saw Georgia on her Birthday-Feb 24th. She was simply covered in boils. We had A glass of OJ topped with wine & I cut & layered & styled her hair for her. She's like the wind. Breezes in & out & I never know when. I've been wondering myself though too.

I owe you such a huge thanks, same as Kermy. This notepad is a gem, as are you.

I went right back & caught up with ALL your homework & the way you stepped it out, it was a breeze. I feel like a big drip now as it was so easy. A few things of 'How To' That I'll right up in word & pin on the wall with all the rest behind the PC for the future.

Everything is cleared except my, sorry YOUR, Google 'Blue' little icon from next to the 'start'. Many icons off the desktop & a few to go. I have no clue what they mean as I did not put them there. Lookin Good.

It's not that I be bothered couldn't, Just that i don't know till I ask.

I don't need a 'Dektop' folder on my desktop do I? There's also things like 'SASDEFIN' & 'Read it'. Gobbedly gook stuff. I never knew you could just drop things at the top of the 'Start Window'. You little beauty!! I have cleaned up much. Thank you. :<)))

IOBIT v Mbam. Thank You & others, for doing all the necessary research on them.

Having done Law, I noticed in Malware's response, there were SPELLING ERRORS. It may not mean anything but was something I looked for as a tell tale sign.

Who has been 'up & running' the longest? Also may not mean anything. Just a thought.

I will wait until all you knowledgeable folk know what's what. I have to agree somewhat Yogi. 'He said, she said.'

ie I shall await the Jury's verdict in anticipation. It is against my grain to use anything plagiarized.

You asked Yogi, what security I have on my PC so here it is. I hope I don't forget anything.
1) MS Auto Updates
2) Zone Alarm
3) Avira Anti vir Personal (free version) Looks after itself
4) Malwarebytes Anti malware (I only scan once per month as not a high user of net etc)
5)Disk Clean up
6) Auslogics Disc defrag
7) Advanced Systems care - while the jury is out
8) Spybot Search & Destroy that I am just about to remove after I post this.

ALL the above are free versions so my security I don't consider is all that great. I have no favourites as I know not enough about them. ANY & all advice is most welcome & will be taken on board in due process.

Oh I forgot. Re the IObit in the taskbar: All my security Icons are on the right side on my desktop so I don't forget.

1) If I use your method (until a decision is made) to get it out of the taskbar, will it take the icon off the desktop - or,2) will I do as you say & if the icon goes, go to all programmes & "Create desktop Icon"?? ONLY ASKING AS ORDERED!!

I shall Love you & leave you for the time being - about a week I guess. Coughing & boy it hurts, The old ribs feel like they are coming into contact with my spine & all I can hear is myself breathing - trying to.

I really did try & get back to you on the 3rd &5th.

Thank you enormously once again & have fun UGGH!, with IOBIT v Malware.. Say the word & I'll uninstall.

Take Good Care of yourself & don't do anything I wouldn't do. I just wish there was some way I could repay everyone for the ongoing assistance I am receiving. Are we going for a Secinia Record?? The longest thread in history because gaye doesn't know A from B.

:)) Always. Catch you on the Flipside,
Gaye :{

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@Yokenny

Hi there John,
Hows Sunny CA?

Great going & huge appreciation for your input.

As previously stated I have looked at the links & I send enormous thanks.

I wish I could help but as you have read, I know LITTLE.

I do tend to agree with Fred, 'He said, she said' until the Jury decides. Then I'll do as I'm told/advised.

I can't thank you enough for going to the trouble of supplying everyone with the link & opinions.

I've not looked up V5 free but it looks like I may have to. You're not wrong about AVG CHOKE, Gasp etc. I used it for 5 years & it honestly didn't seem to do a thing, which makes me all the more concerned.

Even though much research will have to go into this, I thank you for taking the time to 'throw the cat amongst the pigeons'.
It's the only way we'll find out.

Thank you again for your input & interest. I'll wait & see!!

Kindest Regards,
Gaye :) 2105 hrs 7th March 2010, N.S.W. Daylight Saving Time

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thedillpickl RE: FOXIT READER - Constant Updates but still shows as Security Threat & only 99%
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Hi Gaye;

Just a quickie if you're still around.

1) Are you using ZoneAlarm free antivirus & free firewall?

2) If not using their firewall, you're using Windows firewall?

3) I agree with both YoKenny & John. Stealing intellectual property is just plain wrong, but for now I can't tell what has occurred. If it's going to help your system (and it will), I would click the big blue 'Care' button. I can not, in good conscience, recommend IObit until I know for sure. The tail wags both ways though. If I find out Malwarebytes made the whole thing up, I won't be recommending them either. It's your decision.

I will install (most) of your AV/Antistuff to see how it all works. This will take awhile. I will look at the rest of your post later, have to get an ox out of the ditch for a friend later today.

Sorry to hear of Georgia's troubles. Kids bounce back well :) , better than us old fogies :( . You take care of yourself and get your breath back. The frog & bear will stand guard until you get back.


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Hi .
@ Myohana
I wish that u are in good health now.
I accept your thank you even it is not necessary cause we are @ this forum to help each other.
As per nuance pdf reader, there is a little help to convert your document in their web site to accommodate your needs, and that is a helpful thing & its free of charge.
About perfect pdf reader you can, Im sure that your computer can handle-it even if it is a 32bit. The difference between 32bit & 64bit is the speed processing of a program installed on a computer.
I dont know what you mean by installing a new printer you lost the save function.
At last if you see the signature and beyond you will know.
Till your return Wish you the best.


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@the dillpickle from Myohana

Hi Ya Yogi,

Just got your questions re Zone Alarm

Z A Firewall ONLY installed.

NO anti-virus, anti spyware, virtual browsing, anti phishing or malware protection from ZA. Is free version.

Firewall ONLY.

Went to IE & noticed a symantec icon (Norton). I didn't knowingly put it there. it's in all programs also. It must have come as an extra when up datting sun or java or something. Will remove if you like.

Have fun with the OX & put the tail in some boiling water & veges. MMMNNNN!

Must Run,

Thanks Heaps & Ta a lot,

catch you soon,
Gaye :)))

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Hi again Myohana
If you are in doubt about Perfect pdf reader, then goto:

http://www.filebuzz.com/fileinfo/.../PDF_Reader_fo...

and then make your choice.

good luck.

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Hi there Wombers .

You are starting to behave yourself , you must be ill :(((

Ref: Open Office "installation files" , the old one to zap is the 3.1. - kill it ;)

3.2 is for keeping (not sure why) , but leaving a big file like that on your desktop will certainly slow up your start time . Blue made me a "Downloads" file in my "My Documents" folder , which was very nice of it and is where I put the OOo installation files .

You could right click the desktop folder select "send to" and you should see "My Documents " listed , left click on My Docs and it's done (it will just be in My Docs folder , not in any special folder) .

Check the folder is installed in My Docs and zap the one on the desktop . You can always C & P the folder wherever else you want .

If you want to you can use Cut and Paste (rather than Copy and Paste) which takes the actual folder and moves it to the new location , rather than making the copy there . It is also handy for moving bits of text around when you edit .

The extra icons next to the clock show what your comp. is loading at boot up , you need all the Windows programmes and one or two others like your ZA firewall and Avira's Antivir if you are running the Active Guard in the latest version 9.x (are you ??) to load at boot .

You need a programme which shows what is loading at start up (quite different from what is in the Start menu in your Start "button") and which let's you disable those you don't need instantly , like Skype or the Yahoo toolbar .

Here's a link :-

http://www.techsupportalert.com/best-free-startup-...

I have experience of ZA Firewal , AntiVir , and MalwareBytes' (free versions) ; what you have at the moment sounds good (being for Free is a bonus in this case :)) provided you are using Version 9.x of AntiVir with it's Guard running , this is important .

All from me for now , the bear can do his worst :)) next :))

All the best to you and Georgia and the 24/7 when she gets there :)) It'll be gud fo ya , y'ull see

Ant :)


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thedillpickl RE: FOXIT READER - Constant Updates but still shows as Security Threat & only 99%
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Hi Gaye;

I agree with Anthony, security sounds fine. ZA Firewall is a bit ~~~. I never did care for a firewall pestering me. I know it's for my own good, but still. After test will probably test Comodo and then go back to plain old Win Firewall. It doesn't test outbound traffic, but I tend to keep an eye on what's going on.

Anyhow, testing software & fixing a friends computer. Will get back soon.


Fred

@Ant, Ccleaner removed 2+Gb of files & PSI found 6 traces of Flash, 4 of Reader, all insecure or EOL. Air & Shockwave were OK(?) but unwanted. Thought about shoving a few prunes in the vent slot to give it a physic. :)

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Hi to all from 'Myohana' (Gaye). 10th March '10
I apologise for replying to everyone in one post. I've just not got my head around Notepad, the new site etc.
I trust you are all well & Happy. I still can't change from bold to italic etc in this yet but it will come.
Thank you all for your Good Health wishes . Right back at you 1000 fold.
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REF :Post 8th Mar x 2
Hi John,
So sorry I am not up with navigating websites. Been on dial up for 5 years & now I'm on ADSL, here out in the bush I get little more than max dial up speed.
Re: 'Nuance'. All I could see was that I needed a 64 bit. Didn't seem logical, as you also have picked up on so I have your link saved for later if 'FOXIT' gives me any more grief. It is fixed for the time being but I have saved your link for 'Ron' (later on).

Re Printers: 1st & trusted one, a Canon, allowed me to crop using the 2/3rds rule & 'Save' edited image.
I purchased an extra, later model similar to 1st one, & since installation, it will 'crop' using 2/3rds rule but must have over ridden the 1st printers ability to save the cropped image. It will only save face brightener etc. Hope that explains it. sorry I wasn't clear in the begining.

Thanks heaps for the 'File Buzz' link. Seems all about Windows 7 & I'm an XP Home Edition. that could be overcome but the catch is that it is not free. A free 30 day trial period only then $39.95. :( I will still save it though just in case.

Cheers & Take Care,
Gaye :)

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Well Yogi, Yogi, Yogi,

I hope you didn't come to grief getting that Ox out & also it might be warming a little for you there, (The weather that is), Just looked at the 'box & it loks like your in for stormy daysy ahead.

1) NO! Using Zone Alarm free Firewall. No other ZA 'stuff' installed. (I agree with you about the 'pop -ups'. I answer allow to them all anyway! I check 'remember this setting' & it never does. Those are the breaks.

2) Sorry, I've not heard of Windows Firewall

3) Clicked the big 'CARE' button when I read you're 'DEAL'!! Weird - Iobit always has the same amount of 'finds' 'Fix problems', yet a FULL malaware scan (3 hours) comes up with '0 (zero) problems found'. I must admit I don't feel like using either until we find out but no choice. It's enough to give a rocking horse the tray bits. :(

You know what I have in mind when I think of a dill pickle? A gherkin we call them. They're short & fat!

Oh Little Bear, I didn't expect you to go downloading all my 'AV/Anti stuff''. I know Big Hal will be safe so I'm blowing him a kiss.

Went into (Dear God I'm having a senior moment), yeah wherever it is you find programs! Anyway I noticed that McAfee site advisor is there, Norton (Symantec GRR) 'Detection only' & IObit.com Toolbar is there. Geez, what puts all this guff on.!!

Never heard of Comodo, will have to look it up some day.

Hey Fred, Don't laugh at me, but you mentioned that I could work offline. How do I do that when the UPS turns the Modem on & there's no on/off switch on my Netgear modem??? Easy when your on dial up. I always did it. Been wondering if I could work offline for 9 months. Oh I'll let Kermit answer that one. Yep, that's a good idea. :<}

Little Bear, What would I do without my two favourite animals to watch over me. Always there for me.

Thank you from my very soul.

Getting cold now. Only 70 F inside, 22 F outside. My wood man hasn't returned my calls.

Gaye :) Cough, Splutter, Ouch!

PS: Women are like phones. They like to be held, talked to & touched often. BUT: Push the wrong button & your ass will be disconnected !!

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@ Anthony Wells

Hello lil' Froglet, How'd ya be??

Yes, I'm crook alright. Even worse after the Community nurse came today & wanted me in hospital far, far away. I want a few whiffs of O2 but the beds hurt my back so as usual I told her to 'shove it'. She should know me better after all these years!! Don't like her, she's two faced. The 24/7 started to dictate to me in a 20 minute phone call so she got the short shift too. She's still coming though, Mon/Tues - Sat to fill in forms etc take them to the quack then back to her home to wait.

1) REF: Open Office Installation Files on Desktop - 3.1 & 3.2. Just Double checking :<) .

You said to zap 3.1 . I went to properties & double checked & it seems (may NOT be) logical to kill the one with the LEAST folders & files.

3.1 : = 160 Mb. 12 files & 4 Folders

3.2 : = 143 Mb. 10 Files & 3 Folders (downloaded 5 hours later than 3.1 because of the lightning)

Just re-checking with you. Kill Smallest 3.2 or largest 3.1. ?????????????????

I already have 3 Folders called 'Downloads' so I'll create another & call it 'Installations To Keep' or something. I can't put it in 'My Docs' as that 'slave' D 2nd drive scatteres themall over the place. 'Twould be gonsky forever. have to now check back on how to create a BIG folder. I'll shove it in D drive if I can.It has heaps of space.

YES: AVIRA Anti - vira is version 9.0.0.20 with guard activated. Updates itself everyday although the last scan was done 12th Oct 2009!!! TELL ME IF I HAVE TO SCAN?? :)

Thank you so much for the link on the icons next to the clock. It will be a 'Ron' job but I'll do it.
yes 'ZA' is there along with 'Indexing Complete', whatevr that is, sometimes a 'SIS' thing a 'Speaker icon, Avira, Mail, PSI, Skype, Yahoo & any program I use in a session goes there. Bug Shooter & Personal Software Informer. I went to Ask.com like you said to many moons ago & I've given up. It never has answers to my questions. SoI ask you or Fred now! And I THANK YOU for your patience.

Well I must apologise again for making 3 posts into one but I'm not with it. (Am I ever??!!)

I have to go & decide where to put the 24/7 - other than the trash can. It's a huge house. 5 big bedrooms. I converted one to a radio shak, another to a scrapbooking/Ancestry room, the computer in this one (the bed is still in here), & that left mine + an extra that I let Geogia have so I guess poor Georgia will have to change to this one. There was empty cupboard space in ecery room. I couldn't have that could I so I've filled it all up over the years. Bursting at the seams.

Well I'm off now to tackle the site & C&P & Print out. (Oh I leave the Cutting & pasting for a later date - the scisssors are blunt!!). Then I'm off to bed. 0400 hrs now & I won't get out of here until at least 0500hrs.

Been meaning to tell you that my father the frenchy was the 4th youngest of 18 kids. His mother died of 'Exhaustion' & 6 months later his father's death certificate is 'Broken Heart'. My maiden name isn't anywhere on this. It is Michell. Pronounced Michelle`. Not Mitchell, or Mchale, or Michael or Mikel or Meehill, Mykell or any of the myriad of other pronounciations I lived with! They were farmers on the plateau.

Thank you Kermy, most enormously for your help & you & Fred for your Support.

Until next time my friend, Be Good & I'll catch you then. Glad you didn't wash away,

Gaye :))))

Myohana : March 10th 2010 0410hrs

P.S. V8 Supercars in Adelaide this Saturday & Sunday 1300 - 1730 my daylight Saving time

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Hi All
@ Myohana
About your Ref. on my post 8th Mar x2, and the link to FileBuzz ,was only to assure you that Perfect PDF Reader from Soft-Expansion can do the job under 32 & 64bit versions of windows.
Your new printer come with a CD. Remove all programs of printers & their drivers from your computer
And reinstall from the new CD, cause I have a Canon printer (pixma-IP3000), to work with my XP Win
And for Win 7 I use an HP-Photosmart wireless printer.
If things wont go right for you, there is some programs (FREE) to resize your pictures before printing .

http://www.lujosoft.net/_content/_utilities/imager...

This is a little and portable program of 140KB.

The other one is Pix Resizer its about 3.3MB zipped file

http://bluefive.pair.com/pixresizer.htm

You have to read in the BuzzLink all about a program and if its forward compatible with the previous versions of Windows even if the file is talking about Win 7.

Hope this help

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Hello Gaye ,

You can't be that crook with all those questions , you are obviously just seeking sympathy !!

Ref OOo : version 3.1 is now old , out of date , not liked and is to be cast out (irrespective of size) while 3.2 is the latest , updated , much loved , for keeping version .

Whether you actually need to keep the "installation files" is not clear to me , I have enough drive storage space , so I keep them . As your download rate is "slow" , keep the 3.2 's for now .

Ref Avira's AntiVir : the "Guard" being active means that any bad files (recognised by the programme) on your PC
will be stopped IF they try to run . Any "sleeping" bad guys will only be found doing a scan .

If both MBAM and IOBIT have found nothing , that is good news ; they all do/look for slightly different things , so you should run an AntiVir scan regularly say once a week , like you do monthly with MBAM (I personally run MBAM weekly , but I use the net more) . You either schedule it (like you do for updates) or remember to run it each week when you do housekeeping .

As I firmly believe there are no "ethics" in business in the first place , I use whatever programme gives me confidence ; as it happens , I don't need/use IOBIT , I use SuperAntiSpyware to back up MBAM .

Some have questioned Comodo in the past , I consider them first rate (and they are free) .

I also like/use Auslogics Disk Defrag , so the only thing not in your armoury is CCleaner ; Fred would be best placed to comment whether you need it if you have IOBIT and I don't know Disc Cleanup .

It's Test Match Rugby and the opening F1 Grand Prix for me this weekend ; enjoy the V8's.

Hi to Georgia and the 24/7 .

A the K

PS: does it make you "Michelle ma belle" ??




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Hi Gaye, Ant, John & whoever;

Whew! I'm pooped. Twas busy, busy (that would be double busy) at work today. Spring has sprung and everyone needed parts.

Anthony is giving good advice, in my opinion, so have little to add. Still intend to look into more 'stuff' with you Gaye.

Haven't downloaded or used Auslogic as of yet, hear good things. Am using Piriform Defraggler on both machines currently. Have uninstalled IObit programs, not because of any thing I've found out. Not much info on Google about it except from Malwarebytes & IObit, hmmm. If any one find something, do let me know. I understand the sentiment that business can be (add your words here). If I'm going to step in poo I'd like to step in as small a pile as possible. :)

Don't be worried Gaye as I am testing a lot of AV & Antistuff anyhow. So I was going to get to MBAM & Avira soon enough. BTW, I am liking Avira. Zone Alarm firewall not so much. Also BTW, Gizmo says something like this, "If you automatically click on allow your defeating the purpose of an advanced firewall". Here's the link if you want to read, also explains Windows firewall (it comes with XP, no need to install): http://www.techsupportalert.com/best-free-firewall...

Hungry & tired, have extracurricular activities (ox still half way in ditch), hope to be back soon.


Yours;

Fred

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