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CCleaner (originally Crap Cleaner) is a great program.

I do not use the registry cleaner except for surgical removals and my clients are to leave things alone and just run CCleaner so they don't muck with the settings. And to make it easier to do it daily after they close the browser, I have them right click on the Recycle Bin and choose Run CCleaner from the dropdown menu.

I have CCleaner set to leave the Logs and Memory Dumps alone and special settings to not mess with their browsers personal settings.

CCleaner is worth it's weight in gold. I just wish Piriform would also allow donations from home users and leave the 'add ons' unchecked.

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Definitely! Thanks Corrine!

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Meet & Greet! / Re: Happy Birthday Triple Helix
« on: August 27, 2014, 08:18:33 PM »
 :blowout:

Happy Birthday Daniel!

Enjoy!

 :mitch:

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Jokes / Re: The memory clinic
« on: August 26, 2014, 03:55:14 PM »
 :smash:

 :laughing:

 :hysterical:

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Web News / Re: Tech Support Scammers Lookalike Pages
« on: August 22, 2014, 04:41:08 PM »
Thanks for the heads up!

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Security Software Programs / Re: oddity in the File Types monitor
« on: August 20, 2014, 11:04:34 PM »
Sometimes you really need a removal program to fix whatever went wrong or got corrupted somehow.

Someone recently got Malwarebytes Anti-Malware from an untrusted source. I removed it fine, and tried to install the real one from malwarebytes.org and got errors all over the place. I got the removal tool from Malwarebytes.org (via the link in their forums), and then installed Malwarebytes Anti-Malware fine and it is working great. Between it and the other tools, I was able to clean the computer up and the owner is very happy. But I could not have done it without that uninstaller. Same has been true with many AV programs.

Might want to give it (winpatrolremove.exe ) a try (from Corrine's link).

I did, as reported.

So far in this thread, 3 different computers belonging to 3 different owners are reported to have the same problem. All of them Win7-64 machines. If 3 independent sad sacks were unlucky enough to be hit by the same corruption, that is, if WinPatrol is prone to a particular corruption, then perhaps the developers need to look into that.

LilBambi, please, if you have the use of a Win7-64 PC, I wonder if you would check whether (a) WinPatrol on that PC detects and alerts to changes in file types and (b) new file types can be added via the Add button.

I prefer 64-bit Win7, but my hardware on my 'new to me' laptop needed the 32-bit version for driver support sadly. So I had to install the 32-bit version of my Win7 Ultimate. I am happy with it, as now I have my Windows 7 Ultimate (Retail) alive and well again after the last computer died after a few short months. :(

So, as much I as would love to help out with that on a 64-bit system, my system works fine with it (32-bit). And the few customers I have put the new version on with both 32-bit and 64-bit systems haven't had any problems as yet but they don't worry about customizations on their systems.

I agree it should be looked into.  Not sure why it would do that.

But in the meantime, was what I was talking about. And you did it.

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Security Software Programs / Re: oddity in the File Types monitor
« on: August 20, 2014, 03:54:25 PM »
Sometimes you really need a removal program to fix whatever went wrong or got corrupted somehow.

Someone recently got Malwarebytes Anti-Malware from an untrusted source. I removed it fine, and tried to install the real one from malwarebytes.org and got errors all over the place. I got the removal tool from Malwarebytes.org (via the link in their forums), and then installed Malwarebytes Anti-Malware fine and it is working great. Between it and the other tools, I was able to clean the computer up and the owner is very happy. But I could not have done it without that uninstaller. Same has been true with many AV programs.

Might want to give it (winpatrolremove.exe ) a try (from Corrine's link).

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Web News / Re: Microsoft Shames it's own Browser
« on: August 20, 2014, 03:37:25 PM »
They could call it "The Navigator".

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Analysis and Malware Removal / Re: Cannot system restore in Safe mode!!
« on: August 20, 2014, 03:33:37 PM »
Sorry for your troubles TomNguyen1

You could try using system restore from command prompt:

How To Start System Restore From the Command Prompt

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Meet & Greet! / Re: Happy Birthday Shayne
« on: August 11, 2014, 01:11:04 PM »
Happy Birthday Shayne!

 :Hammys pint:

 :mitch:

 :blowout:

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That is awesome news. Thanks for sharing it!  :mitch:

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The trick, of course, is to have a strong password for your safe. That means alphanumeric, and special characters, preferably at least 8 characters long. No pet, kid, grandkid names, no birthdays or anniversaries, phone numbers or street addresses. And of course, don't write the safe's password down, but don't forget it either. Or if he must at first write it down until burned into memory, don't keep it anywhere near the computer and don't label the note! That sounds like common sense, but for some reason, common sense seems to fly out the window at times. 

BTW, I hope everybody uses a password on their computers so it needs to be entered whenever you boot or wake the computer. It will not keep a pro out, but most burglars are not pros, by any means. They just want quick buck for a quick fix.
 

I am so surprised by how many new clients/friends/family just can't seem to be inconvenienced with with good password for their vault, or any password at all on Windows.

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Meet & Greet! / Re: Happy Birthday Corrine
« on: August 05, 2014, 12:41:49 PM »


that was a Blast from the Past ... 2007;)

I liked it!

Here's a bouquet of real 'virtual' roses to help you celebrate too:



Happy Birthday my friend! Life wouldn't be the same without you!


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That drive does seem to be problematic, eh?

The USB3 drives when plugged into a USB3 port on a computer (native or via a card on a desktop computer) is blazing fast compared to even USB2.

For the type of recordings and copying files you do, particularly video, it would be very nice, but eSATA would be even better under those conditions.

If you do not have USB 3 and or eSATA, and the computer is a Desktop, AND if you have a PCI-E SLOT available you could get something like this:

ORICO PNU3539 PCI-E USB 3.0 + eSATA Expansion Card for Desktop - Amazon

Or just a simple PCI eSATA card.

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Meet & Greet! / Re: Welcome Lost
« on: August 02, 2014, 03:59:09 PM »
 :lzd:

Once you were lost and now you are ... eh, ummm, Lost....

 :welcome2:

 :mitch:

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