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  • #31
    Originally posted by Juke_spin
    Capn, I can't register it because my Yahoo email has denied me access for weeks now. I need to create a new email program and need my POP info for it but don't know how to retireve it.
    get a gmail account or hotmail, ya gotta register it sooner or later
    be SURE and update it also and set the updates to run automaJiKally from there on. It will run w/o registering for a while...

    https://www.facebook.com/john.baxter.1213986

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    • #32
      lemme see if I can get a serial for ya.... back in a jiffy

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      • #33
        W43752528H5000A1106-B65YW953

        there ya go register it

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        • #34
          Originally posted by CapnGimp
          W43752528H5000A1106-B65YW953

          there ya go register it
          It accepted the registration key and is doing scan now w/o the "Demo" it made me use yester.

          Thanks Capn, I'll keep the thread posted. Running the system w/o deleating, fixing or isolating the infected files for the last two days has been making me very nervous.
          "The world will not perish for want of wonders but for want of wonder."
          J.B.S.Haldane

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          • #35
            Many of the virus crap ya get is pretty harmless. I WOULD get excited if you store credit card info or similar onboard.
            I use Opera for a browser, have it set to delete all cookies and temp files upon exit each time. I use it's built in email client and Mailwasher Pro to check/delete email ON THE POP SERVER, before I download it to my computer.
            I have a router/dsl modem that does NAT and do NOT use any firewalls nor mS built in firewall. We have 7 or 8 computers here at the house for fun and work. The fun ones use Avast, the work(Dental office) ones use PC Cillin.
            We have had no trouble except for ONCE years ago. Lightning hit my NAT router and I went without one for a few days. I reloaded my computer because the moboard took a hit and I replaced it. I was hooked to the internet while I downloaded updates and software. When I loaded my AV, I had 2 harmless virii. The ONLY time in 11 years I have let something slip past, lol.
            I NOW have all my software and AV on dvd's and stay disconnected until the AV is up and running.

            If you use MS Internet Explorer and or Outlook for email, understand that a HIGH percentage of trouble is geared specifically to attack/access you through them.
            I have used Opera since 1997. Mailwasher has a free version you can use, that's how I found it, after 2 years, I paid one time fee of about 20 bucks and I now have a lifetime of updates and support. Ya can't beat that with a stick. It simplifies immensely, the drudgery of bouncing, deleting and blacklisting peckerhead spam. Try it, you'll be glad ya did. It just takes a small amount of time to get used to it and become proficient. I now have a SLEW of friends who swear by it also.

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            • #36
              OK, this time it still wouldn't allow any of the "actiions" for the four infected files but I could right click them and select "chest" for all four and - when I opened the virus chest - they were isolated there.

              So far so good.
              "The world will not perish for want of wonders but for want of wonder."
              J.B.S.Haldane

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              • #37
                that will work. the actions are clean and delete. there are MANY you can't clean. That is why it is so important to have an AV solutions that works, ie does not allow them ON in the first place. That is the ever so important item that AVG, Norton and McAfee fail miserably at, lol.
                You put a lock on the door. Wake up one day and a stranger is eatin' yer pb&j sammiches. You take the lock off the door, beat him about the head and shoulders a bit, discover 10 more of his buddies in the house with him and beat THEM about the head and shoulders for a bit also, all but two leave and you shoot them and put them in the woods under some dirt and rocks.
                I ask... did your lock work?
                No.
                Use Avast, don't be forced to bury folks in good dirt that could otherwise be used for growing flowers, lol.
                ok, off to gaming for the day.
                Have fun Jukie

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                • #38
                  Good thread. I'm being forced to switch to a new machine (long story) and wanted AVG or Avast, and someone else recommended AVG, so I went with that, but CapnGimp convinced me to dump AVC and go with Avast. Thanks Captain... on a slightly different note...

                  If you have "slow computer syndrome" and think RAM is the problem, I think I found a great place to buy RAM CHEAP. I got two GB of highspeed RAM delivered to my door for a total of $80.85, and I thought that was a good deal -- BUT I just checked, and the same store (on eBay) is selling the exact same thing for $43.85 delivered!

                  Here's the store:
                  http://stores.ebay.com/www-oempcworld-com

                  Here's what I bought (although you need what is compatible for your system):
                  http://cgi.ebay.com/2-0GB-PC2-5300-6...em140195633620
                  Wheelchair users -- even high-level quads... WANNA BOWL?

                  I'm a C1-2 with a legit 255 high bowling game.

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                  • #39
                    The cost of ram is like gas... All other the map. I bought PC-6400 of 79.99 with $25 mail in rebate.

                    Also, older ram is more expensive.

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                    • #40
                      I switched from AVG and AVAST to BitDefender and it runs nicely on my pooter without slowing it up at all. I also found a cool program called "C Cleaner" that really cleaned up my computer without harming anything and also fixed several registry issues. Made the computer like everything was just installed and as if nobody had ever used it. Really increased my boot-up speed as well. I run that program at the first of every month now. It was also free which is nice.

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                      • #41
                        A bit off topic but...

                        Hi CapnJohn,

                        I bought a cheap USB computer microscope (up to 900x) about a year ago and have rarely used it. My bad. But when I had my BIG housecleaning bonanza here my brother threw out the box that I had the CD and software in. The microscope and accessories are setting in its styrofoam base so everything else is here. Gee, I wonder how my brother overlooked throwing that out?! Anywayyyy.....

                        I was gonna loan it to a neighbor awhile ago when I discovered the CD/software was missing so needless to say he couldn't use it. My main concern is if I want or need to format my HD and clean install XP in the future, is there a way to "recompile" the software that's currently installed.

                        I think the microscope (Micro Science brand... it's now hard to find on the Internet) will work without the software (though I'm not sure) but I won't be able to take any pictures (jpgs) or short video clips (mpgs) of anything. The software that came with the microscope is called PhotoImpression 5 and VideoImpression 2. The software may be used for other purposes... I mean I don't believe it was designed just for this USB microscope.... it may be used or sold for other purposes or other pieces of hardware.

                        Is there anyway that I can put these programs back together as in an .exe format with an installer and then burn them onto a CD or DVD for later installation?

                        Thanks John.... I thought maybe some other people here may have a similar problem so didn't think my topic digression would be too outta line.

                        I used AVG 6xx thru 7xx for years and liked it. I haven't tried Avast since Comcast has their own "free" versions of McAfee's AV and firewall, so I use it.

                        Watch your 6!

                        Bob.
                        "Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a great battle." - Philo of Alexandria

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                        • #42
                          Photoimpression is actually from ArcSoft and appears to be a simple photo editing & management software.

                          http://www.arcsoft.com/products/photoimpression/

                          They have a trial version

                          http://www.arcsoft.com/support/downl...load_trial.asp

                          A shareware version

                          http://www.toggle.com/lv/group/view/...Impression.htm

                          The microscope should be USB plug-and-play.
                          4/6/97, car accident, C5. http://raccoon-kathleen.blogspot.com/

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                          • #43
                            Originally posted by Raccoon
                            Photoimpression is actually from ArcSoft and appears to be a simple photo editing & management software.

                            http://www.arcsoft.com/products/photoimpression/

                            They have a trial version

                            http://www.arcsoft.com/support/downl...load_trial.asp

                            A shareware version

                            http://www.toggle.com/lv/group/view/...Impression.htm

                            The microscope should be USB plug-and-play.
                            Hi Racoon,

                            Thanx for the effort you put forth for me.

                            Maybe I'll be able to burn the 2 folders (PhotoImpression 5 and VideoImpression 2) from ArcSoft onto a CD or DVD or just copy them to another partition or HD and they'll work without an installation program.

                            There isn't an InstallaShield or similar installation program in either folder... maybe they don't need to be installed. I can rename the folder where it resides on my C: partition (HD_0 is C, D & E and HD_1 is H, I, J & K.... funny how my optical drives were assigned F&G... I thought HDs got priority! ) and copy it to a partition on my extra/slave HD and see if it works with the microscope.

                            On second thought, both programs are listed in XP's Control Panel/Add or Remove Programs so must have been installed with registry entries. Hmmmm.

                            I don't want to have to pay for a program(s) that I already bought. And the free demo version(s) is/are lower rez and may have a watermark on the output. Especially since the microscope only cost around 50 bux... those 2 programs bought separately cost more than that!

                            Thanks again.

                            Bob.
                            "Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a great battle." - Philo of Alexandria

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                            • #44
                              Originally posted by CapnGimp
                              W43752528H5000A1106-B65YW953

                              there ya go register it
                              will it hurt if i use this also, cap-ee-tan?

                              if so it's no biggie. but it's yer fault for talkin me into switchin from avg that i've been using for years. i don't have much problems with viruses just spyware but i always thought avast used up more resources than avg. at any rate i'm switchin to avast.

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                              • #45
                                The IT guy at my mothers job suggested Avast and Comodo firewall. Anyone use comodo?

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