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Has anyone tried to get help on LiveMail issues?

I tried this morning. (Problem**: if I don't use my desktop for, say four weeks, when I then access LiveMail on it I have four weeks of emails that I've already dealt with/deleted on my laptop.)

I followed all the LiveMail prompts, signed in and had to register again on the Help forum. The latest post there said "what shall we do now this forum is closing today?" Answer: go to ... there was a link.

I followed the link to the new place. I used search but couldn't find any post on this problem so I posted a new one.

I've just popped in and now I can't find the 'new place', nor the post in the old one that mentioned it. A thread said the new links will be posted tomorrow.

At least it's easier here! And even more so when Emil & Morten persuade the powers-that-be to implement some of the changes we've suggested!

(** if you have this problem, just post in this thread. I've got the solutions.)

PS I also found by chance that an update to LiveMail will resolve the problem I had not being able to send emails from my desktop. (My server is POP3/SSL which previously caused problems with LiveMail.)

Edit - to correct typo & to mention update/POP3 etc

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www.BlackViper.com: Windows Vista Service Pack 2 Service Configurations


> Home > Articles > OS Guides > Windows Vista > Service Configurations
Introduction
To continue my fine tradition of optimizing MS's latest OS, I have here my findings to date.

Before adjusting your service settings, ensure that your system has already installed all updates by "checking now" for any available updates via Windows Update. At this time, it is best for you to ensure that all services are set to the default values before updating your system. Windows Vista SP2 Default Service Registry Patches are online as well as Windows Vista Retail Default Service Registry Patches and Windows Vista SP1 Default Service Registry Patches.

Breakdown of all changes to date: Vista Information Changelog.

It may be a truism....if I can do it, anybody can.....I used the above site to help me tweak my machine, and hav'nt had any problems since. I did spend a long time having a good read before attempting.
From what I can remember, instructions were available for other OS's.
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getting a NSIS error message?

Here's an excellent tip from wr that helped me and may help you too.
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WR 30th May, 2010 17:07
http://secunia.com/community/forum/thread/show/435...

Hi all - Having a problem with PSI download & getting a NSIS error message?


There are 3 items that usually 'fix' the NSIS problem.

1. Clear Temp Internet files

2. Use another browser to download

3. Use another download source: http://download.cnet.com/Secunia-Personal-Software...

Hope this helps.

Regards, wr
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If this has helped you, please don't score this post as relevant - score the next post from wr. Hoping you don't mind this, wr. ;0)

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several members have posted that they missed the 'bubble' announcing the new version of PSI, Secunia PSI v1.5.0.2 .

Maurice Joyce posted an excellent suggestion in another thread to ensure that you are alerted to changes to this and to other of your programs.

Go to the Change Detection site here: http://www.changedetection.com/

The process is simple - so simple that even I could follow it! Just add the web address of the program(s) with your email address. It works!

If this has helped you, please don't score this post as relevant - score the next post from Maurice.

(Hoping you don't mind this 'workaround' guys.)

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http://googlechromereleases.blogspot.com/

For the latest Stable, Beta and Dev channel versions of Chrome.....news of and info, click on the above link

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Live Mail. I spoke too soon in my post 1st June 18:40.

I have an intermittent problem in being unable to send emails from my desktop. The error ID is 0x800CCC7D and is caused by the server not supporting an SSL connection.

Presumably it's the Live Mail server that doesn't support SSL. But I have the latest version of Live Mail & the latest update was supposed to correct this problem.

I googled for a solution - all the responses were for Vista - my desktop is XP.

There were two solutions: (1) untick the SSL box. I can't do that. My ISP/mail provider demands it. (2) The error is flagged in port 25 - change it to 587. I don't get involved in port changes. I haven't the knowledge and surely it should be simpler than this!

I'll probably inunstall Live Mail & go back to BT Yahoo. That worked for me.

Bah, humbug. :(0

C'est la guerre!

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You're using Windows Live for IMessaging then ? You're shown as available to chat on my Yahoo....don't know if that's a help or a spur to change....they are supposed to be compatible from what I remember.

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HI Taffy & Mogs

Greetings to the UK for the new MSN UK home page.

Very nice looking.


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Hi Donald111 & john (gjjean).

Thank you both for making me laugh - any mention of MSN or Live Mail always makes me laugh at the moment!

But please also post in "Relax & Chat" as well, from now on.
We need new blood (Mogs is a vampire - no, he's not.He's a proud Welsh dragon!)

Thank you, too, "this member no longer exists". I know that I look good - for my age (112 years old.) A stress-free life, no alcohol and living in Yorkshire (UK) makes anyone look young/good.

If you meant it - great.

If you were being sarcastic - that's why you are no longer a member.

(Only joking!!!!! Do come back - in Relax & Chat.)

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Norton: We detected World of Warcraft as malware
Security firm admits to recent "false positive" error, but says safeguards prevent it from more serious mistakes such as that recently experienced by rival McAfee
Written by Tom Royal, Computeractive
04 Jun 2010
Security firm Symantec has admitted that a human error recently caused its Norton internet security products to delete a part of the popular game World of Warcraft.

Product Manager Kevin Haley said that its software suffers from around "ten to forty" such incorrect detections, known as false positives, per month, but that most files affected are not widely used. These errors are reviewed monthly "at a vice-presidential level" in the company.

"We had a false positive on World of Warcraft", he said, speaking to press at the company's headquarters on Thursday. "A human analyst looked at it ... they made a mistake, they looked at it in isolation."



Read more: http://www.computeractive.co.uk/computeractive/new...

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Symantec unveiled the results at its Mountain View headquarters
Symantec: One in Three Top Search Results Dangerous
Company's research into search engine poisoning shows that on some days over 80% of top searches are dangerous
Written by Tom Royal in Mountain View, CA, Computeractive
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Security company Symantec claims that its research has shown that an average of one-third of top search engine results on any given day contain harmful content.

Its investigation into so-called SEO Poisoning, where criminals attempt to trick search engines so that users searching for current trends are redirected to their own pages, found that of the 30,000 pages checked each day at least 10,000 were poisoned.

Symantec's Khanh Tran said that the single most poisoned search term during the period produced results where over 90% had been poisoned. Of the 300 terms checked daily, over 250 would sometimes return results where 10% or more were poisoned.

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Thanks for the second one, in particular, Mogs. I feel it confirms my viewpoint in the Cain & Abel thread:

http://secunia.com/community/forum/thread/show/441...

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donald111: looking forward to "seeing" you in the new Relax 'n Chat section.

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Smart clothes offer emotional aid
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Smart clothes could soon be helping their wearers cope with the stresses of modern life.

The prototype garments monitor physiological states including temperature and heart rate.

The clothes are connected to a database that analyses the data to work out a person's emotional state.

See BBC NEWS.....Technology.....forget Paris: Springtime is over !!!!

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will they be making a "smart skin" version for nudists? ("Chip & skin"?)

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Chip andskin ?!!!!!!!!
The emotional state of a serrated potato ?!!!

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http://www.getsafeonline.org/nqcontent.cfm?a_id=10...

Government website with all kinds of advice/tips etc.,etc..

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Adobe acknowledges critical flaw
Adobe is rushing to fix a bug in its popular programs that, if exploited, could hand control of a computer to hackers.
Adobe Apple row escalates
Apple boss explains Flash ban

See BBC News.........Technology....to read more.

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hello taffy078 ...thanks for advise ...for relax n chat...i think like that.

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thanks for the Adobe tip, Mogs. Probably no-one here will be surprised by the newflash.

And I bet that Maurice & others here will still be helping to resolve Adobe issues next month, the month after, ad ifin.

(Wasn't it Maurice who used the term "chocolate teapot" & similar about some aspects of Adobe downloads?)

Here's the link:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/10257411.stm

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You're probably right to some extent taffy: but some newbies may not have gravitated to reading SA's yet.....the forum they may not have found their way around....or they may still be confused by somebody's wording.
I thought the BBC article would act as a kind of moderator....

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hi again Mogs. I think you may have beaten the Secunia tech team to this issue? Which is why I posted the link. A good shout, worth lots of +1s!

Hi Donald. Glad to see you've been to the Relax 'n Chat!

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Taffy ,

As of now , if you go to the Secunia "Home" page , top left of that page you will see two Secunia Advisories forAdobe products - click on them to see the actual SA's 40026 and 40034 .

They are both visible in PSI "secure browsing" for Ff and IE as "insecure , no solution" if you happen to use Flash or Reader .

The Dev channel version of Chrome has the workaround version of Flash embedded .

The SA's date to 05/06/2010 (3 days ago) and the vulnerabilities are actually being exploited now ; so it is important to do the update workarounds as soon as possible .

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Hi Anthony. Thank you for that.

This highlights my PC-inadequacies because:
(1) I scanned this morning and got 100% - so I didn't look at the "Secure Browsing" tag.
(2) The 'Advisories' entries were there three days ago, as you say, updated today.
But to be honest, I've never checked there before because major issues have always (I think!) appeared in Vulnerabilities and then sometimes in Programs too.

I emailed Support this morning at about 06.30 quoting the BBC link and saying

"Hi - I'm sure your technical guys*** are working on this at the moment.

For me, the most interesting part will be whether or not they refer to the advice that "Adobe Reader and Acrobat users could delete or rename the 'authplay.dll' file on their system". Or perhaps this is not within their remit?

Perhaps experienced users would do this but for users such as myself? No way!

Just one point of caution though - if their*** advice appears in Vulnerabilities and then in programs, it will inevitably generate many responses, in my view, especially from new posters. If I'm right, I do hope that the infamous "red zapping pen" will be locked away."

So I concentrated on (a) what should "basic-users" do next and (b) zapping.

It never occurred to me that I should look at Advisories. Woe is me!

But it really is a serious issue - so should I post a new thread asking for advice for basic users?

EDIT: typo

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Hi taffy ,

Difficult know how to reply ; I'll start at the top and move down .

Your 1), seeing a clear scan does not mean insecurities/vulnerabilities are not around - just nothing to "patch" ; you see "secure browsing" in red as it has information about "insecurities" for you and you need this info to ensure you use safe browsing practices . Check it regularly :eg: whenever PSI is open .

You have just posted here :-

http://secunia.com/community/forum/thread/show/434...

I you reread the full threaed :((( this tells you how , when , etc. , the Secunia Official headed threads are initiated and it is not by Secunia themselves but any poster who appears at any time . Try rereading the thread ; if you understand the process you will have excelled :))). Two points:-

1) do not rely on them for anything , unless they wake you up to a problem - that would be lucky and useful , but could be late in the day .

2)if someone is in there and they are not an established user , you could warn them of future problems from the "red marker" but do not assume tat their comments are in the wrong place (they could be pertinent to te SA or the Vulnerability Report .


Re "authplay.dll" in Reader and also Flash RC7 , see John's Adobe links in this thread :-

http://secunia.com/community/forum/thread/show/443...

If you do not know how to "rename" a file you should ; this is the first link Google gave me - check it with Norton :-

http://www.ehow.com/how_5548_rename-file-folder.ht...

Keep a copy written down somewhere of the changes you make , you may want to change/go back .

Why should you want to start a new thread ?? There are one or two running already !! There is no one simple answer and everybody's system is idiosyncratic and you cannot judge their needs by your own . They need to study what is out there and ask what they don't understand . Same for us all .

I have only just enuff time to finish this , so you'll have to excuse me .

Take care
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1:08pm UK, Saturday May 29, 2010
Tim Hewage, Sky News Online
A South Korean couple have been jailed after their baby starved to death while they raised a virtual child online.


Internet cafe gaming is big business in South Korea with over 2m 'internet addicts'
The husband, a 41-year-old taxi driver, and his 25-year-old wife were sentenced to two years in prison, but the woman's term was suspended because she is pregnant.
The couple were addicted to the game, which saw them act as virtual parents, spending an average of 10 hours a day at internet cafes while only feeding their daughter once a day.
The baby girl was severly neglected and was beaten for crying.

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9:58pm UK, Wednesday May 26, 2010
Thomas Moore, health correspondent
A British scientist has become the first human to be infected with a computer virus.


Dr Mark Gasson, a cybernetics expert at the University of Reading, has had a computer chip implanted in his hand.
The chip is programmed to open security doors to his lab - and ensure only he is able to switch on and use his mobile phone.
But Dr Gasson deliberately infected the chip with a computer virus, which was then automatically transmitted to affect to the lab security system.
"Once the system is infected, anybody accessing the building with their passcard would be infected too," he told Sky News.
The virus on his chip is benign. But malicious computer code could give criminals access to a building.

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OFFICE XP / 2002 PRODUCTS.

I feel that the following extract from "Secunia News - Microsoft Patch Tuesday Prioritisation" (Top Right - end column) merits highlighting, don't you?

"It is also worth noting that Microsoft will not be releasing MS10-036 patches for Office XP / 2002 products because this would require a major re-architecture effort.
In our opinion, this essentially means that Office XP / 2002 products have reached End-of-Life now as a critical, exploitable vulnerability will remain unpatched."


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Facebook users are being warned to resist temptation and avoid clicking on a message promising "without doubt the sexiest video ever".


The Facebook message promises a path to the sexiest ever video
The link appears in your newsfeed together with a picture of a pneumatic model or a woman on an exercise bike wearing a miniskirt.
But as is often the case the message delivers something far nastier than promised - in this case clicking the video link leads to a download of a programme that fills your computer with unwanted junk.
The malware installs 'adware' called Hotbar, which makes the creator money and will pop up adverts when you use Internet Explorer and Windows Explorer, reports Wired.co.uk.


Extract from Sky News....Technology

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welcome Brenda! You may well be our first lady so you'll be able to bring some wit, class & intelligence to this very quiet & genteel section!

You'd be even more welcome to visit the Relax 'n Chat thread. Mogs is probably there making the cyber-coffee for us at the moment

By the way, as the site you refer to hasn't yet been tested by Norton, I'm reluctant to visit it, especially at the moment.

Perhaps one of our teccy guys could comment please?

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Hi taffy ,

I'm not a teccy , but I can tell you that your new BFF (brendar !!) is rated red by WOT as a website that spams forums :o((((((((

Such a website that lets you view the latest movies for free should be ringing warning bells of the loudest kind ; file sharing , P2P , etc.

Watch who you invite in for coffee and count the silver afterwards .

How are getting on with Adobe , you have not said since my last post ??

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Thank you Anthony re Brendar. I'll feedback to Norton about WOT! I never click on Norton grey/untested even though they may be OK - but you can't tell, can you - as WOT shows!

I've uninstalled Adobe Reader! Got Foxit instead. I'll check out the rest of the Adobe issues soon. We've had two long electicity failures today so I've been (forced) off-line!

There I was thinking we'd have our first lady in Relax 'n Chat. ;0((

Perhaps barbareska will wander in!

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Hi All;

As I noted on R&C (which I was told about), what's up with Adobe & M$? Everything is all 'red' in PSI. Microsludge had 73Mb's for Jr. & 86Mb's for big Hal. My phone wire caught fire and had to be replaced!

While I'm on a 'what's up with that, kick', why are people putting links to funky sites in their signature lines?


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@Antony;

Saw your post to another thread about the MS .NET issue. Is it still a concern?

Will be out this afternoon, but will check later today.


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hiya Fred.You OK? Yeah - I seemed to have wasted all day yesterday on MS downloads. And then when I shut down my desktop (XP) it said "do NOT switch off - updates being installed or similar. That's what my laptop (Win 7) does but that's a first for my desktop.

If by your "links in signatures" comment, you mean "Brendar", I thought "her"post was strange - not quite sounding OK. But having lost ten points by previously(correctly) spotting a spammer & then being "nice" instead of sarcastic, I sent out an SOS which Anthony kindly replied to.

[That "WOT" tip you posted, Anthony, is great. But again, bl**dy PCs: Norton Safe Search in my desktop (XP) recognised "WOT" but it didn't in my laptop (Win7). Why not?].

I liked your link Fred. Naturally I put it in Norton Safe Search. It said "did not match with any Web results" but above that were links to "VisitCalifornia", "Hot and Sexy Singles" and "Naughty Local Girls"! I really am an innocent when it comes to PCs!!

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I don't mind some wit, class and intelligence taffy.....not necessarily looks before books nor vicky verker tho' !! I think I'd need more than one sentence with the magic word "movies" contained therein to discern . Feminine manners are'nt always pushy nor in a hell of a rush.....I can't remember the last time I stood up on a bus.....we hav'nt got to open the door to a barn ?! I might prefer jam on it to honey ?! I don't know if a proper introduction is possible on here....it's not a matter of setting the alarm ?! Ha!

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@Taff, I have seen another thread (can't find it) recently, with the link in the signature line. I don't think the fellow meant any harm, it was supposed to be a link to his music (a musician perhaps).

A link to some funny picture or thing in an "Open Discussions" thread is OK to me. A link to some pertinent info while helping on other threads is smart, keeps you from copying it. A link to something unwanted is not OK. So, hence my little 'attempt' is tagged on to my signature. I checked to make sure the DNS (address) didn't work before I used it.

Please don't do any 'searches' with certain words in them, such as; shorts, bum, meow, bite or melon. You'll not appreciate the results. :)

@Mogs, A femme fatale in the hand is worth two in the bush? On movie night I'll stick with spaghetti westerns & sci-fi.


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could hairguy258 be another Brendar? A Norton search found nothing but Bing shows lots of forums that hairguy258 has just joined. Emailed to Support.

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A team of U.S. scientists has designed some new men's briefs that may be comfortable, durable and even stylish but, unlike most underpants, may be able to save lives. Skip related content

Printed on the waistband and in constant contact with the skin is an electronic biosensor, designed to measure blood pressure, heart rate and other vital signs.

The technology, developed by nano-engineering professor Joseph Wang of University of California San Diego and his team, breaks new ground in the field of intelligent textiles and is part of shift in focus in healthcare from hospital-based treatment to home-based management.

The method is similar to conventional screen-printing although the ink contains carbon electrodes.

The project is being funded by the U.S. military with American troops likely to be the first recipients.


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11 June, 2010, by James Cullimore
Microsoft has released a free online version of its Office 2010 productivity suite.

The suite, Office Web Apps, will offer slimmed down versions of Word, Excel, OneNote and Powerpoint for use online, reports The Financial Times.

Microsoft hopes that Office Web Apps can grab some of the market in cloud-based productivity suites currently held by Google Docs, Adobe Buzzword, Zoho Office and others.

Like rival services, Office Web Apps will allow users to view, share and edit documents online.

Office Web Apps will not provide all of the features included in Microsoft's Office 2010 desktop version, lacking such things as the ability to edit video on PowerPoint. Instead, Web Apps will concentrate on more web-friendly features such as the ability to embed tags into documents and post them on blogs.



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@Mogs;

My drawers have no business knowing my blood pressure. Did the report say if my vitals would be reported to the Department of Defense or directly to the Pentagon?


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No, I did'nt notice any comments of that sort Fred ! It's very doubtful that those briefs or shorts caught up in the tests, trials and intelligent textile analysis will ever find their way into a good washer,spinner, drier ? Much too delicate or too much to read on them ?!!! Fred's threads are on a different program ?! Ha!

How are you......is the AC still on ? Sun's just about on the horizon here.

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That MS Office Online (free) was interesting, Mogs. Could another motive for its release be that the problems with Office XP/2002, as reported by Secunia in their "Microsoft Patch Tuesday" item above, right?***

My old desktop (XP) came bundled with MS Works, which I then upgraded using the Student Version. I've since upgraded Word & Excel to the 2007 "off the shelf" versions, so I'm not affected by this problem.

But does "web-based" mean that all your files are stored off your PC?

***"In our opinion, this essentially means that Office XP / 2002 products have reached End-of-Life now as a critical, exploitable vulnerability will remain unpatched.


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Don't know much 'bout Microsoft's reasoning and marketing strategy, apart from that included in the extract taffy..but reading thro the available description of the product it does very much seem to suggest that all is kept on-line....as no download is required. Very much as referred to in another post earlier about on-line applications.
As it is free, and of interest....I would presume the best thing is to give it a try. The extent of the control you are able to exercise you'd soon be able to determine, I'd imagine.
I posted it only because I thought it may have been found useful by some: as is true of other notices posted from my browsings.

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"zevera86" is another forum spammer, inho.

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Hi Mogs. I think your MS Office On-line post is just what is needed to keep we basic PC users in touch with what is happening.
Regarding off-PC storing, everyone seems to be offering this now. Yahoo, Bing, Norton and others. I personally don't fancy relying on a Third Party's security and staff for my stuff, but "you pays your money, you takes your choice" as the saying goes" (Except in this case it's free!)


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Hi;

Don't know if this is of interest to any of you, but if you use CCleaner it's at least note worthy. http://secunia.com/community/forum/thread/show/450...

It is funny how stuff happens, isn't it?


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Technology milestone heralds a more secure internet

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The system could close the loophole that redirects web users to fake sites
Moves to make the web's address system more secure will take a major step forward next month.

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Gees; in the last ten days there's been 301197 views of 1363 replies given about Adobe products alone......I wonder if a Sticky Thread section on the forum is any nearer reaching fruition ?
My calculator gadget seems to working !!! I'm sure someone will tell me if I'm wrong ! Ha!

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Some universal serial bus (USB) storage devices contain both slow and fast flash memory, and Windows can only use fast flash memory to speed up your computer. So if your device contains both slow and fast memory, keep in mind that you can only use the fast memory portion for this purpose.

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Browser developer Opera has released a beta of Opera 10.60, claiming that it is 50 per cent faster than the previous release.

The company has added a geo-location feature which lets the browser detect and map the user's location, along with WebM support for HTML5 video, according to Opera.

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Our digital footprint should be allowed to fade over time thinks researcher
Privacy could be enhanced if data was allowed to fade, suggests research.

Dutch researcher Dr Harold van Heerde is looking into ways to gradually "degrade" the information that sites gather about visitors.

Slowly swapping details for more general information can help guard against accidental disclosure, he said.

"There are so many weak points in security that you can never be sure that your data is safe," said Dr van Heerde.

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A new beta version of Bitdefender's security software is available to download free of charge.

The security company said version 2 of its Bitdefender Total Security 2011 software has improved basic, intermediate and expert interfaces to suit users' differing security needs and expertise.

Bitdefender has also included parental controls so one PC can be used to remotely manage the settings on all networked computers within the home.

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Google Chrome 5.0.375.86 has been released to the Beta channel on Linux, Mac, and Windows.

The integrated flash player has been re-enabled by default.

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[38105] Medium XSS via application/json response (regression). Credit to Ben Davis for original discovery and Emanuele Gentili for regression discovery.
[43322] Medium Memory error in video handling. Credit to Mark Dowd under contract to Google Chrome Security Team.
[43967] High Subresource displayed in omnibox loading. Credit to Michal Zalewski of Google Security Team.
[45267] High Memory error in video handling. Credit to Google Chrome Security Team (Cris Neckar).
[$500] [46126] High Stale pointer in x509-user-cert response. Credit to Rodrigo Marcos of SECFORCE.
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It used to be that my CHKDSK facility would seem only to run when I'd preset it to: but recently ( in the last couple of months ); it's oft taken to self starting at first boot.
Windows needs to check one of your discs for consistancy....strongly recommended....but with the option to skip.
It then proceeds to verify files, security descriptors and indexes...not necessarily in that order....and very oft finds orphaned files which it "repatriates".
My point is that, the more it is used, the more active it seems to become...on some set-ups it may be going to sleep ?

An observation I thought it might be worth sharing.

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Then U should be slightly concerned. What results are U getting regarding "KB IN BAD SECTORS" after the job is finished?

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Without running again to check....Nil in bad sectors. Most often when it does run of it's own accord; it seems to be that it discovers orphaned files after verifying indexes, and then repatriates them. It does'nt run thro' a complete CHKDSK procedure....completing about three stages instead of the usual five ( I think), in a matter of minutes....whereas it would normally take the best part of an hour approximately. Do you think there's any need for concern Maurice ?

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As I say I would be slightly concerned. The USER drives Windows & all programmes installed on it.

When Windows dictates policy there is something amiss.

The simple question is "Why is Windows doing this"?

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Maybe it's my phrasing of the explanation: I should make it plain that I am given the option to skip or over-ride the unscheduled CHKDSK scan....I don't find it dictatorial; the general "health" of the disc being it's reason. I think I'd probably feel I were opposing myself if I were to ignore the OS's advice. Keeping things in order, as it does.....perhaps it pre-empts the development of problems elsewhere ?
For a short while I did cease some Windows indexing....I seem to remember that it was supposed to slow the system down ( somewhere I'd read ): the manifestation of some very minor "hiccoughs" caused me to rethink and revert to the previous position. It's not always a facet of my nature (!); but in that instance I chose less haste and less speed !!
I probably get more concerned to read in posts that CHKDSK has'nt been used for months....I find myself thinking ,"no wonder"! Slight consternation from time to time has'nt done me any harm ?

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Not really the point. Windows should not behave like that. U are receiving a BSOD with an option to scan. Why?

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The reason given always seems to be that " one of your discs needs checking for consistency ". It's rather like it already "knows" that it's misplaced file/s or can't account for them...it seems to "speed to the scene "; rectify, and quickly finish. Might it be something peculiar to Vista ?

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Absolutely not. Windows is Windows. A BSOD is a BSOD.

I would most certainly be investigating why this is happening - as U have indicated it has got more frequent.

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Any suggestions as to the best course the investigative action should follow ?

PS......not much in Problems Reports and Solutions other than the occasional app failing to start....which I always make sure has been reported.

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Mogs ,

On the odd(?) occasion that an unexpected/unannounced Checkdisk has surprised me on my (XP) system , it seemed to link to an incomplete defragmentation operation . I can't remember if "Defraggler" or Auslogics software was involved - it has not happened recently and besides , the programmes update so often .

If you are still using your "screensaver" or have recently changed your "cleaning" methods then this may be an area to consider ; maybe you can retrace your steps ?!

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Not really the Forum or thread for this activity but this may help before I resubscribe to the thread.

Like looking for a "needle in a haystack".

I can only give U the list of questions I ask people prior to fixing their PC's with similar issues. It should give U clues where to look.

1. When did U last complete a full Scan disk? What did the log say particularly about KB IN BAD SECTORS?

2. Do U use Registry Cleaners or Optimisers? If so which ones? What files were removed from the system by this programme prior to this behaviour? Is there a log of this activity? Is there an option to reinstall items deleted?
From my experience in fixing PC's this is normally the root cause as I have published before on the Forum.

3. Have U used a programme that permanently deletes items such as File Erasers or File Assassin from Malwarebytes. Were system files removed?

3. Have U installed any new hardware?

4. Have U installed any new software or had an unsuccessful uninstall around the time this happened.

5. Are U receiving any error messages when using programmes?

6. When was the last full anti viral check of the system? Was the result negative?

7. Have U entered the BIOS & made any changes?

8. Have U checked the Event Log?

In your case only - is it Puran that is causing this?

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Thankyou both...Anthony/Maurice for the input/ suggestions/check list.
I'm just working my way thro' it....negative security scan every week, and not receiving any error messages.
Do use Evidence Remover in Revo to permanently erase items previously deleted by myself.
No new hardware. File back up....auto each week.
No probs with updates nor installs. Belarc okay each week.
Obviously one item "jumps out" Maurice....but generally I've had a noticeable improvement in performance...yes, CHKDSK may coincide with having previously defragged.
Hav'nt meddled with the Bios at all.
Event log.....I'm not very familiar with.
Considering how my computer is performing each day....I'm not at all sure I want to change anything !
I know there's divided opinion regarding the use of a Registry Cleaner....my security cleaner checks out as well.
I'll keep a closer eye on the CHKDSK occurances.
Thankyou very much again.

Edit 1232hrs 28/6/10

Ironically and coincidentally enough...following last night's postings; I tried to Shutdown but got a kind of Restart reaction and the Recover screen appeared.
I decided to allow to start as normal( which it did); and then succeeded in a normal Shutdown.
Upon start-up this morning I was greeted with a panel notification of Blue Screen ! The first time it's ever happened.
Anyrate, went straight to Problems Reports and Solutions where there was the entry for Windows......Unexpected Shutdown. Clicked to report with additional info.
I then ran both a quick and full security scan: without running in the background....result:all clear. Checked Prog. Permissions....okay.
I decided to schedule CHKDSK for C and E separately, necessitating two restarts......5 stages completed...processed and verified.
As defrag was thought maybe suspect...I did an analysis before defragging and Restart yet again.....no problems....no reoccurrances....no additions in Problems Reports and Solutions....everything running okay.


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