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1 year 12 weeks ago How to Extract Files from Almost Any Kind of Archive v.laurie

The developer's download link says, "Current Version: 1.6.1, Released: 05/12/2010". That is over three and a half years ago. The date you give seems to refer to when the web page was updated. Note that the phrase "Universal Extractor" is all the way on the left side of the page and "Last Modified: Fri, 10/25/2013 - 08:57" is all the way on the right side of the page. The two phrases are not written together as you indicate.

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1 year 11 weeks ago Make Your Windows 8/8.1 Computer Act Like New with the Refresh Feature v.laurie

We are unable to respond to individual support requests here. Please post details of your query in our forum:
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1 year 11 weeks ago How to Check for Hacker Activity in Your Microsoft Account v.laurie

Hackers do not always lock the legitimate owner out of a compromised account. That warns the owner that something is wrong. The hacker may prefer to quietly use the account and keep the legitimate owner unaware.

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1 year 10 weeks ago How to get a free legal copy of a Windows 7 installation disk v.laurie

We are unable to respond to individual support requests here. Please post details of your query in our forum:
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1 year 10 weeks ago Free Offer of a Normally Very Expensive Full-Featured Screen Reader for a PC v.laurie

Thanks for the useful information. It is interesting to hear that Windows 2003 is sufficient.

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1 year 10 weeks ago How to Find Out if a Program or Executable File is 64-bit or 32-bit v.laurie

Just make sure it has the right permissions and all the paths are complete.

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1 year 9 weeks ago Make Your Laptop Easier to Use with Windows Mobility Center v.laurie

Thanks for your advice to look into Control Panel. All I can say is that it is usually thought that Mobility Center is disabled on desktops. It was missing on my Windows 7 Pro 64-bit system and several other desktops that I took a quick look at. Microsoft says "Windows Mobility Center—included on laptops running the Home Premium, Professional, Enterprise, and Ultimate editions of Windows 7—puts commonly used laptop settings in one spot so you can access them easily on the go." (http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/products/features/windows-mo...)

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1 year 9 weeks ago Make Your Laptop Easier to Use with Windows Mobility Center v.laurie

Windows 8.x is not my favorite operating system either but a better place for this type of discussion is in our forum at http://www.techsupportalert.com/freeware-forum/system/11659-windows-8-1-.... If anyone else wants to express an opinion about Windows 8.x, please post it there.

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1 year 8 weeks ago Nifty Free Application Lets You Control Hundreds of Windows System Utilities in One Convenient Place v.laurie

Several of the Nirsoft utilities are known to trigger false positives from antimalware programs. However, these programs are perfectly safe. The ones you mention are password revealers and some antivirus programs see password activity as malware. Just skip the flagged utilities if you prefer.

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1 year 8 weeks ago A Gem of a Free Tool to Check Out a Program Before You Open or Install it v.laurie

I am afraid I am not sure exactly what you are describing. Do you mean that you scanned three different exe files from other programs with this utility and it indicated they were trojans? Or do you mean you sent the files to VirusTotal using PeStudio and got a trojan report? PeStudio itself does not report trojans per se.

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1 year 8 weeks ago A Gem of a Free Tool to Check Out a Program Before You Open or Install it v.laurie

Thanks for the update. I have corrected the version.

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1 year 8 weeks ago A Gem of a Free Tool to Check Out a Program Before You Open or Install it v.laurie

OK, "never run" is perhaps better if you consider reading the contents of an executable file to be opening it.

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1 year 8 weeks ago A Gem of a Free Tool to Check Out a Program Before You Open or Install it v.laurie

As indicated in the article, PeStudio has an option to send files to VirusTotal that can be turned on or off. If a file is flagged by VirusTotal, you have to look further to see if it is a false indication by a few of the many programs that VirusTotal uses or a real indication. See this article for more information: http://www.techsupportalert.com/content/how-tell-if-file-malicious.htm

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1 year 8 weeks ago A Gem of a Free Tool to Check Out a Program Before You Open or Install it v.laurie

You have hit on one of the problems with any malware detection method. All detection schemes have grey areas. This software provides warnings but not decisions. There will always be times when additional information, judgment, and experience is required. This program is only one security tool and has to be used in conjunction with others. I wish there were a black and white procedure but security isn't that simple. Maybe this reference will help:
http://www.techsupportalert.com/content/how-tell-if-file-malicious.htm

You could also go to one of the security forums like Wilder's and ask for help in interpreting the kind of warnings you got: http://www.wilderssecurity.com/index.php

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1 year 7 weeks ago Free Offer of a Normally Very Expensive Full-Featured Screen Reader for a PC v.laurie

You could try downloading and see what happens. The consumer does have to have a licensed copy of Microsoft Office installed.

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1 year 7 weeks ago Automatically Make Continuous Backups of Personal Files with Windows 8/8.1 File History v.laurie

There are several ways to make use of File History. On all my laptops I have a slot for an SD flash card. There are 32 GB SD flash cards for sale for less than $20. If you aren't backing up videos or thousands of pictures, an inexpensive SD card or USB flash drive can be used. Also, you don't have to always have the backup device connected. The File History function detects when you attach a drive.

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1 year 6 weeks ago How to Repair a Windows 7 System with an Installation Disc v.laurie

We are unable to respond to individual support requests here. Please post details of your query in our forum:
http://www.techsupportalert.com/freeware-forum/general-computer-support/

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1 year 5 weeks ago Make Your Windows 8/8.1 Computer Act Like New with the Refresh Feature v.laurie

The image can be pretty big, depending on what you have on your computer. I do not recommend placing the new image on your main hard drive. Put it on an external drive. As the tip says, create a folder to hold it. Also, as the tip says, make sure you have room on the drive where you are putting it. The recovery partition on most PCs is really only big enough to hold the original image. Once you start adding your own programs and files it is going to be too small.

The command is "recimg" whch I presume comes from "recovery image".

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1 year 5 weeks ago How to Zoom the Entire Screen on Your Smartphone or Tablet v.laurie

Take a look at this great collection of free iPhone apps:
http://www.techsupportalert.com/best-free-iphone-apps.htm

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1 year 5 weeks ago Three Little-Known Windows Accessories that Will Surprise You v.laurie

Do you have Home Premium?

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1 year 4 weeks ago Three Little-Known Windows Accessories that Will Surprise You v.laurie

According to Microsoft, Math Input Panel is in Windows 7 Home Premium,Professional, Ultimate, and Enterprise:
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/use-math-input-panel-to-writ...

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1 year 4 weeks ago Three Little-Known Windows Accessories that Will Surprise You v.laurie

Maybe you have the Home edition.

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1 year 3 weeks ago Changing from Windows XP? Free Help with Migrating Files and Settings v.laurie

If you mean doing a clean install of Windows 7 on an existing Windows XP setup, that is not what this tool is for. It is for transferring settings and files from an XP machine to a separate Windows 7 machine.

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1 year 3 weeks ago Best Free Technical Support Sites v.laurie

We are unable to respond to individual support requests here. Please post details of your query in our forum:
http://www.techsupportalert.com/freeware-forum/general-computer-support/

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1 year 3 weeks ago The Free Tool RKill Can Help Clean a Malware Infected Computer v.laurie

I prefer that too but many people don't have backups. They should, but they don't.

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1 year 2 weeks ago What will be New in the Upcoming Windows 8.1 Update 1 v.laurie

If you check our site, you'll find: http://www.techsupportalert.com/content/best-free-windows-8-start-menu-r...

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1 year 2 weeks ago How to get a free legal copy of a Windows 7 installation disk v.laurie

If you have an OEM license, it is only valid for the original equipment.

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1 year 2 weeks ago How to get a free legal copy of a Windows 7 installation disk v.laurie

No

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1 year 2 weeks ago Changing from Windows XP? Free Help with Migrating Files and Settings v.laurie

Try posting your Linux questions in our very active forum: http://www.techsupportalert.com/freeware-forum/linux/

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1 year 1 week ago Why You Have Less Space on Your Hard Drive Than You Thought v.laurie

What hard links are you referring to? As far as I know, none of the items in the article involves hard links. Windows uses "junctions" for some things but these are not hard links and anyway are not involved in this article's discussion. See http://windows7tips.com/symlinks-definition.html

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1 year 1 week ago Why You Have Less Space on Your Hard Drive Than You Thought v.laurie

You are right that Windows does not always report hard links correctly. Perhaps you are thinking about the WinSxS directory, which does use hard links.

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1 year 1 week ago How to Move Windows 7 Personal Folders Like My Documents to Another Drive v.laurie

I don't know why the tab is missing. Perhaps a group policy setting? This question is best asked in the forum http://www.techsupportalert.com/freeware-forum/general-computer-support/

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1 year 1 week ago Metadata in Your Files May Reveal Hidden Personal Information You Didn’t Know About v.laurie

Thanks, Jojo. That is a useful utility to know about.

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1 year 5 days ago Best Free Disk Space Analyzer v.laurie

There is a Trojanized version of WinDirStat out on the Internet. http://blog.windirstat.info/20130717/windirstat-detected-as-trojan-right...
Be very careful which download site you use and check with VirusTotal.

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1 year 3 days ago Metadata in Your Files May Reveal Hidden Personal Information You Didn’t Know About v.laurie

Metadata in photographs is mentioned in the second paragraph of the article.

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1 year 17 hours ago How to get a free legal copy of a Windows 7 installation disk v.laurie

Microsoft seems to be playing games with the Digital River download links for Windows 7 SP1 ISO files.They are back up. This is the second time Microsoft has disabled the links and then restored them. How long the links will continue to work this time, I don't know.

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51 weeks 4 days ago Three Ways to Easily Access Your Most Recent Documents and Files in Windows 8.x v.laurie

Windows 7 has "Recent Items" in the Start Menu. Also, the first two methods given for Windows 8 work for Windows 7.

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50 weeks 5 days ago Heartbleed Effect: Passwords You Need to Change Now v.laurie

You can check if sites are updated as described in links given in the preceding tip -http://www.techsupportalert.com/content/how-check-if-website-has-been-affected-heartbleed.htm.

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50 weeks 5 days ago Heartbleed Effect: Passwords You Need to Change Now v.laurie

I am sorry but there has been a misunderstanding. I have not "advocated" changing passwords at infected sites. Let that be plain. With that made clear, let us call an end to this thread.

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50 weeks 5 days ago Heartbleed Effect: Passwords You Need to Change Now v.laurie

I did not miss your point. The problem with unpatched sites is discussed in references given in my first reply above. Also, if you read the referenced Mashable article that is the basis for the present article, you would see that the sites that are listed as needing a password change are sites that have patches for the bug already in place.

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50 weeks 4 days ago Heartbleed Effect: Passwords You Need to Change Now v.laurie

True discussion is always welcome. Incorrect statements, however, are a different issue. My way of responding to your original point about unpatched sites was to provide information by means of some references. To my way of thinking, that answered your comment. However, if you feel an explicit acknowledgement of your point is necessary, I am happy to say that you had a valid point about those sites that are still unfixed. However, the article's focus was specifically about changing passwords for sites that had patched the problem, as a reading of the Mashable article that was cited would have made clear. You responded with the unfair statement, "Your article advocates updating passwords at infected sites". This is simply not true.

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50 weeks 4 days ago Best Free Technical Support Sites v.laurie

Tom's Hardware is a well known site but, as you indicate, it is hardware oriented so not really in the same category as those reviewed here.

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50 weeks 2 days ago Heartbleed Effect: Passwords You Need to Change Now v.laurie

Yes, it would be good if everybody had some idea what OpenSSL was and what the bug entails but I wonder if it might not be rather too technical for many people. In any event, I hoped that the FAQ http://heartbleed.com/ given in the previous tip http://www.techsupportalert.com/content/how-check-if-website-has-been-af... might be helpful to those wishing to know more about the problem.

If you would like to write an article about what you think people should know, we always welcome new material.

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50 weeks 2 days ago Heartbleed Effect: Passwords You Need to Change Now v.laurie

Tony, there are people here who will be glad to help you. We have a forum for just that purpose. Go to http://www.techsupportalert.com/freeware-forum/general-computer-support/, log in and describe your problem there. Also, check your bank account right away by phone to make sure nothing is going on there. These articles can help you: http://www.techsupportalert.com/content/how-know-if-your-computer-infect... and http://www.techsupportalert.com/content/how-clean-infected-computer.htm
Don't use your computer for banking or other sensitive business until you have made sure it is secure. You are right to be concerned about getting messages about the Group Policy Editor.

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50 weeks 2 days ago Heartbleed Effect: Passwords You Need to Change Now v.laurie

What to do about sites that have not yet been patched is a dilemma. I do not personally see a clear-cut solution or easy answers. I think your suggestions are as good as any but it's a personal choice.

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50 weeks 16 hours ago Firefox and Chrome Browser Extensions that Check for Heartbleed v.laurie

I looked at some sites with the Firefox extension and got no red. I don't know why you are seeing all these red ones. Anybody else have this result?

At this time, I do not have a link for a test site. Anybody have one to suggest?

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50 weeks 16 hours ago Firefox and Chrome Browser Extensions that Check for Heartbleed v.laurie

You can go to https://gist.github.com/dberkholz/10169691 and find sites that test as vulnerable in the list given there. However, I do not know what else is on these sites so you are on your own if you want to try them. I tried one in Firefox and the extension duly turned red.

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49 weeks 6 days ago Firefox and Chrome Browser Extensions that Check for Heartbleed v.laurie

Thanks for telling us your experience. Others have also found that you have to reload. I haven't seen this problem in my own tests and I don't know what particular browser configuration or combination of add-ons causes what you experience.

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49 weeks 5 days ago Firefox and Chrome Browser Extensions that Check for Heartbleed v.laurie

You are right that there is considerable confusion about http vs. https sites.

As to the Akamai patch, I am no expert in this area, but I believe they have said that the original bug has been rectified and they have reissued SSL certificates. Whether the update has been applied by everybody I don't know. Also, while Akamai is a major service in this area, there are others.

Whether the various tests for the Heartbleed bug are 100% effective, I don't know. This whole situation continues to be a big mess.

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49 weeks 5 days ago Firefox and Chrome Browser Extensions that Check for Heartbleed v.laurie

I have added a sentence to the article about having to refresh.

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49 weeks 4 days ago How to get a free legal copy of a Windows 7 installation disk v.laurie

There are a variety of things that could have gone wrong with a download this big. The ISO may be corrupted. The big download can be a pain but did you try downloading another copy of the ISO? As to alternate DVD burning software, many PCs with a DVD drive come with some third-party software and you could try that if you have if you have it.

If you continue to have trouble, please post the details of your problem in our forum: http://www.techsupportalert.com/freeware-forum/general-computer-support/.

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48 weeks 23 hours ago Six Useful Keyboard Shortcuts for Windows 8.1 Update v.laurie

Yes, "Home" takes you to the first icon in the top row. My icons are not always arranged all that orderly and I can get "End" to take me to different icons with slightly different arrangements. People who are tidier than I am probably don't have this problem.

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47 weeks 6 days ago Six Useful Keyboard Shortcuts for Windows 8.1 Update v.laurie

Crombierob, you aren't the only one confused by the way Microsoft has decided to name things. There are two versions of Windows 8.1 - the original Windows 8.1 and the newer Windows 8.1 Update. It would certainly have been clearer if Windows 8.1 Update had been called Windows 8.2 or 8.1.1 or something like that. In any event, Windows 8.1 Update is different from Windows 8.1.

Another unusual thing Microsoft is doing is to give only a limited time for Windows 8.1 to be upgraded to Windows 8.1 Update. For example, see this link: http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9247520/Microsoft_requires_migrat...

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47 weeks 3 days ago Powerful Free Microsoft Security Tool EMET Now in Version 4.1 Update v.laurie

EMET can certainly cause conflicts with other programs. Do you have anti-malware programs that might be conflicting? Have you checked out the information in http://www.dedoimedo.com/computers/windows-emet-v4.html or http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/security/jj653751 or http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2458544

If you continue to have problems, try posting the details at the forum http://www.techsupportalert.com/freeware-forum/general-computer-support/ or you could try Wilder's Security Forum http://www.wilderssecurity.com/

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47 weeks 3 days ago Powerful Free Microsoft Security Tool EMET Now in Version 4.1 Update v.laurie

Thanks for pointing out this link.

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47 weeks 8 min ago Five Small Free Utilities to Help with Windows Tasks v.laurie

You are welcome BearPup. It's always nice to hear about a good use of a tip.

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46 weeks 4 days ago How to Repair a Windows 7 System with an Installation Disc v.laurie

We are unable to respond to individual support requests here. Please post details of your query in our forum:
http://www.techsupportalert.com/freeware-forum/general-computer-support/

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44 weeks 6 days ago If You Don't Want to Appear in Google Ads, Read This v.laurie

MikeR amd mjt328, you ask a good question. Personally, I think Google has not made it completely clear what the difference is between a plain Gmail account and a Google account. On this page (https://support.google.com/accounts/answer/76194?hl=en&ref_topic=2373943) Google says, "Here's how Gmail and Google Accounts are related.
If you use Gmail, you already have a Google Account, and you can access:
Free Google products, including Calendar, Google Groups, Picasa, Web History, and more."

On the other hand, if you don't set up a public profile, there seems to be no privacy setting available. It appears that you need a Google+ account to get the privacy setting. Presumably, the type of endorsement that Google may use in ads comes from Google+ members actively clicking the G+ button on items or leaving comments.

One reason it is hard to get a handle on what information Google collects and uses is that there are different types of tracking that Google uses. Gmail users have ads that are tailored to them and using Google search may let Google use your search history to tailor ads (discussed in this tip - http://www.techsupportalert.com/content/how-stop-google-keeping-record-e...). But ad-tracking is one thing and quoting you in an ad together with your picture is another.

FWIW, here is the Google privacy policy - http://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/

I stand ready to be corrected but I think users of Gmail alone will not find themselves quoted in Google ads.

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43 weeks 6 days ago Prevent Spam and Theft of Your Email Address with this Browser Extension v.laurie

Thanks for letting us know about this.

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42 weeks 4 days ago How to Deal with the Ransomware Called CryptoLocker v.laurie

Thanks for pointing out the omission.

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41 weeks 4 days ago Three Ways to Find out Which Versions of the .NET Framework are Installed on a PC v.laurie

Various different .NET Framework versions are used by many applications. Usage varies widely from system to system. Unless you have a specific problem with a particular version, it is probably best to just leave things alone.

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41 weeks 3 days ago Three Ways to Find out Which Versions of the .NET Framework are Installed on a PC v.laurie

The listing in Add/Remove Programs is often incomplete.

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40 weeks 6 days ago How to Clean and Protect Your Android Device Against Ransomware v.laurie

As the article says, this is for one-time use to clean an infected system. If it finds ransomware, it removes it and decrypts any encrypted files. If it finds nothing wrong, then it gives a message to uninstall it. As the article says it isn't for preventing infection but for removing an infection and there is another app for prevention. Why you can't just leave it installed, I don't know.

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40 weeks 6 days ago How to Clean and Protect Your Android Device Against Ransomware v.laurie

Depending on the nature of the infection, you may or may not be able to access the play store. For more information, try going to this Avast site where you can leave comments:
https://blog.avast.com/2014/06/17/avast-kills-android-ransomware-with-ne...

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40 weeks 5 days ago How to Clean and Protect Your Android Device Against Ransomware v.laurie

I have seen a clarification of what Avast was referring to as remote log in and will add it to the article.

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40 weeks 5 days ago How to Clean and Protect Your Android Device Against Ransomware v.laurie

I have added to the article to clarify what to do when the mobile device can't be used to access Google Play.

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40 weeks 2 days ago Control Two PCs From One Mouse With This Freebie From Microsoft v.laurie

This app was also the subject of this tip: http://www.techsupportalert.com/content/use-single-mouse-copy-paste-drag...

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36 weeks 6 days ago Best Free Technical Support Sites v.laurie

We are unable to respond to individual support requests here. Please post details of your query in our forum:
http://www.techsupportalert.com/freeware-forum/general-computer-support/

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35 weeks 5 days ago Easy Way to Customize the System Folders “Computer” in Windows 7 and 8 and “This PC” in Windows 8.1 v.laurie

Will the person who gave this article a rating of "1" please tell us why such a poor rating? If a utility that is described is not good or the article is incorrect, it would be a courtesy to us all to have the details. Exchanging information is very important.

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35 weeks 5 days ago Four Ways to Make Windows XP Systems More Secure v.laurie

In the short format used for Tech Tips, it isn't possible to go into all the details. That is why the link to the tutorial is given. If you read that, you can get the kind of information you are asking about. Here again is the tutorial http://www.dedoimedo.com/computers/windows-emet-v4.html.

Added: There is also a forum at http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/security/en-US/home?forum=emet

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34 weeks 3 days ago Free Microsoft Windows Security Tool EMET is Upgraded to Version 5.0 v.laurie

There are some people who might feel EMET is a sufficient defense but the general answer to your question is that it does not replace antivirus programs.

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34 weeks 2 days ago Free Microsoft Windows Security Tool EMET is Upgraded to Version 5.0 v.laurie

Thanks for noting that. You are right that Microsoft does not include XP in the list of supported systems. However,EMET 4.1 is still available for download.

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34 weeks 1 hour ago Free Microsoft Windows Security Tool EMET is Upgraded to Version 5.0 v.laurie

The article referred to is about an earlier preview version of EMET 5 that was released months ago, not the latest version.

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33 weeks 5 days ago Five Windows 8.1 Tips You Need to Know v.laurie

Rick, it is true that the Winkey+I opens a somewhat different Charms bar depending on whether you are on the Desktop or Start screen. However, the procedure described in Tips 1 and 2 works from either the Desktop or the Start screen. Tips 4 and 5 give explicit directions about where to begin. You mention RT. These tips were not tried on Windows RT.

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33 weeks 5 days ago Five Windows 8.1 Tips You Need to Know v.laurie

Did you click "Change PC settings" at the bottom of the Charms bar?

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33 weeks 5 days ago Five Windows 8.1 Tips You Need to Know v.laurie

I appreciate that you want to be helpful and I don't want to drag this out but your reference to RT is puzzles me. Also. I have no problem starting from either the Desktop or the Start screen. Maybe you could send me an email?

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33 weeks 4 days ago Five Windows 8.1 Tips You Need to Know v.laurie

Yes, that is correct. That is why the first step in Tip 4 says explicitly, "Go to the Start screen".

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32 weeks 6 days ago Give Your Gmail Messages a New Look with this HTML Formatting Tip v.laurie

My face is red. I goofed big time and left out a crucial point. You can't enter HTML into a Gmail message directly but have to copy and paste from a browser or HTML editor. I will correct the tip. Thanks, Mike, for waking me up. Firefox should work then.

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32 weeks 4 days ago Best Free Digital Photo Organizer v.laurie

Misty27, thanks for the information. This category has no editor at the moment and I am just a caretaker. However, I will change the statement about no portable version.

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32 weeks 3 days ago How to Ask a Question When You Want Technical Help v.laurie

Welcome back. Unfortunately we do not provide individual support in the comments. Please post your question in our forum. There is a lot of help there.
http://www.techsupportalert.com/freeware-forum/general-computer-support/

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32 weeks 3 days ago Severe Problems with Windows August Updates v.laurie

There are several ways to get to the settings. Here is one:
Control Panel--System and Security--Windows Update--Change Settings

Also see http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/turn-automatic-updating-on-of...

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32 weeks 2 days ago Severe Problems with Windows August Updates v.laurie

The only place I know of that routinely and systematically reports on the updates to avoid is in the paid version of a well-known newsletter. Maybe some of our members know of a free one.

However, there are numerous forums and blogs where problems with updates are often reported. This is not done in a systematic way but here are some suggestions:
http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us
http://www.infoworld.com/blogs/infoworld-tech-watch
http://www.zdnet.com/blog/security/

There are many others and readers may have other suggestions.

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32 weeks 1 day ago Ten Top Windows Tips v.laurie

Many thanks, Sgluber.

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30 weeks 2 days ago Ten Top Windows Tips v.laurie

The list was not specifically directed at Windows 7. It is based on popularity as measured by number of reads. Windows 7 is considerably more popular than Windows 8. If you are interested in Windows 8 tips, you can find plenty of them by looking at past Tech Tips or doing a site search.

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30 weeks 1 hour ago Best Free Search and Replace Utility v.laurie

Thanks for the information. This category is currently without an editor.

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29 weeks 5 days ago Best Free Web Form Filler and Password Manager v.laurie

Thanks for the information. This category is currently without an active editor.

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29 weeks 5 days ago Use this Free Utility to Help Make Your Windows Files Easier to Organize and Find v.laurie

File Meta enables a capability for certain metatags already built into Windows. You cannot create new ones with it. However, there are several useful editable fields that will be added to context menu. One is called "Comments" and gives you plenty of flexibility. Other useful ones are "Tags", "Subject", "Categories".

Hope that answered your question.

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28 weeks 3 days ago How to Fix a Computer that Keeps Waking Up v.laurie

Is it only when you move the mouse that the PC wakes up? I am not sure why that would be a problem unless the PC wakes up when you are not there. Did you check the settings in the Logitech software? Otherwise, I don't have an answer to your problem but maybe another member can help.

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26 weeks 5 days ago How to Fix a Computer that Keeps Waking Up v.laurie

Unfortunately, we can't give this type of individual support in the comments. If you post your problem in the forum at http://www.techsupportalert.com/freeware-forum/general-computer-support/, there will be knowledgeable people to help you.

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26 weeks 3 days ago Powerful Free Microsoft Security Tool EMET Now in Version 4.1 Update v.laurie

I am certainly sorry to hear that you are having problems. From what you say I don't know what went wrong with your system. Removing it should be in Contriol Panel. Did you back up before installing EMET? Try posting your problem at the Microsoft EMET forum at http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/security/en-US/home?forum=emet. You can also try our forum http://www.techsupportalert.com/freeware-forum/general-computer-support/

I am not familiar with this tool http://www.shouldiremoveit.com/EMET-99230-program.aspx but you can take a look at it.

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25 weeks 5 days ago Dandy Dozen of Free Windows Programs that I Install on Every New PC v.laurie

I have had no problems installing and using Belarc on several Windows 8.1 systems.

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25 weeks 17 hours ago Get a New Look on the Windows Desktop with More Interesting and Colorful Cursors v.laurie

Malwarebytes on my system says the program is clean. Winaero is a well-known site. VirusTotal does raise one flag out of 54 scans but these false positives happen. Naturally, if you are uneasy about the program, you should skip it.

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24 weeks 3 days ago Get a New Look on the Windows Desktop with More Interesting and Colorful Cursors v.laurie

CursorFX is not compatible with Windows 8 according to the Stardock site.

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23 weeks 6 days ago Easy Way to Open Safe Mode in Windows 7 and Windows 8/8.1 v.laurie

Doesn't work in Windows 7 and does not boot directly to Safe Mode in 8.1 but opens a screen where you can choose some troubleshooting options.

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23 weeks 6 days ago Easy Way to Open Safe Mode in Windows 7 and Windows 8/8.1 v.laurie

It's a useful trick and worth knowing about.

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21 weeks 2 days ago How to Move Windows 7 Personal Folders Like My Documents to Another Drive v.laurie

Cerainly sorry to hear you are having problems. Did you do a system backup before making changes? I don't use Outlook so I don't know the tool in this reference (http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/microsoft-office/fix-your-broken-outlook-...) but you might look into it.

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21 weeks 1 day ago Protect Your Online Privacy and Speed up Browsing with Privacy Badger v.laurie

It works for me.

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21 weeks 1 day ago Protect Your Online Privacy and Speed up Browsing with Privacy Badger v.laurie

Privacy Badger is different. Which of the various add-ons to use is a matter of personal choice. Personally, I still use Adblock Plus.

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21 weeks 22 hours ago How to get a free legal copy of a Windows 7 installation disk v.laurie

Preparing a repair disk is described here:
http://www.techsupportalert.com/content/how-prepare-boot-or-system-probl...

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20 weeks 4 days ago Protect Your Online Privacy and Speed up Browsing with Privacy Badger v.laurie

Offhand, I don't know of conflicts with other add-ons but it is always possible. I have tried it on FF with Ghostery, ABP, and No Script all running without noticing any conflicts. On Chrome, I have it and ABP running together.

On another subject, there are comments at Mozilla that say Privacy Badger breaks Reddit. I haven't personally looked into this.

Privacy Badger is labeled "beta" so problems are always possible.

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