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Twelve Things You Need to Know About Internet Privacy 6 years 1 month ago v.laurie If you want to leave a comment or question for chiron, it would be better to place it at one of chiron's articles such as http://www.techsupportalert.com/content/how-protect-your-online-privacy.htm view
Use This Powerful System Tool to Check Windows Hardware 6 years 1 month ago v.laurie @JamesCA: You are right. I see that the links have stopped working. They worked last night and I do not know what has happened. Here is MajorGeeks link for Hwinfo64: http://www.majorgeeks.com/files/details/hwinfo64.html. If you want Hwinfo32: http://www.majorgeeks.com/files/details/hwinfo32.html Update 6 August - links working again view
Use This Powerful System Tool to Check Windows Hardware 6 years 1 month ago v.laurie It would be nice if life were that simple. Hwinfo monitors a lot of different hardware and I don't think we have a category of software that can correct all hardware problems. view
Use This Powerful System Tool to Check Windows Hardware 6 years 1 month ago v.laurie Thanks for the update, irwanwr. view
How to Pin Anything to the Taskbar in Windows 7 and 8 the Easy Way 6 years 1 month ago v.laurie This sounds like a problem that involves more than can be discussed here. A better place to present your problem is in the forum at http://www.techsupportalert.com/freeware-forum/general-computer-support/. view
How to Pin Anything to the Taskbar in Windows 7 and 8 the Easy Way 6 years 1 month ago v.laurie Thanks for pointing that out. view
Five of the Best Computer Tips of the Last Three Years 6 years 3 weeks ago v.laurie Thanks for the suggestion, toktok. It's something to think about. view
How to Create Recovery Discs or USB Keys in Windows 8 5 years 8 months ago v.laurie Actually,there is still something called "System image backup" but it has been moved to a location different from Windows 8. What with travel and the holidays, I haven't gotten around to updating the article. view
How to Create Recovery Discs or USB Keys in Windows 8 5 years 8 months ago v.laurie A section on Windows 8.1 has now been added. view
How to Cancel Online Accounts the Easy Way 6 years 2 weeks ago v.laurie Anupam, I apologize for not mentioning your article. I am afraid I overlooked it. view
How to Allow the Uninstalling of Programs in Windows 7 Safe Mode 6 years 1 week ago v.laurie You may have to start the uninstaller service. See what I have added to the tip. view
How to Allow the Uninstalling of Programs in Windows 7 Safe Mode 6 years 1 week ago v.laurie I am puzzled. I have no trouble with this in Windows 7 Professional 64-bit. I just tried it again. Went into safe mode and uninstalled a program. The msiserver was already running. Here is the REG file exported from my Registry: ---------------------------------------------- Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00 [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\SafeBoot\Minimal\MSIServer] @="Service" ---------------------------------------------- view
How to Allow the Uninstalling of Programs in Windows 7 Safe Mode 6 years 1 week ago v.laurie I don't have an enterprise system to check. Are you in an environment where there might be a policy setting? Or maybe you are using safe mode with network? If you are using the safe mode with network, there is another Registry key: HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\SafeBoot\Network\MSIServer view
How to Allow the Uninstalling of Programs in Windows 7 Safe Mode 6 years 1 week ago v.laurie Great! I am glad we got that solved. view
How to Allow the Uninstalling of Programs in Windows 7 Safe Mode 6 years 1 week ago v.laurie Both keys can coexist in the Registry, Because there seems to be interest in safe mode with networking, I have added the registry edit to the tip. Can't you run SFC in safe mode? Just use the command prompt with elevated privileges. view
How to Allow the Uninstalling of Programs in Windows 7 Safe Mode 6 years 1 week ago v.laurie I just ran sfc /scannow from safe mode in Windows 7 Professional view
How to Restore the Google Chrome Browser New Tab Page to the Previous Appearance 5 years 11 months ago v.laurie There is the obvious suggestion that maybe you accidentally clicked the wrong thing.Take a look at your flags again. If anybody has any other possible ideas, let us know. view
How to Restore the Google Chrome Browser New Tab Page to the Previous Appearance 5 years 11 months ago v.laurie Thanks for letting us know. view
How to Make Managing your Installed Programs Easier in Windows 7, 8, and 8.1 5 years 11 months ago v.laurie Neither do most people. I only ran across this by accident. view
How to Make Managing your Installed Programs Easier in Windows 7, 8, and 8.1 5 years 11 months ago v.laurie Please post your question in the forum (http://www.techsupportalert.com/freeware-forum/system/) which is a better place for this type of inquiry. view
How to Free Up More Space on Your Hard Drive with the Updated Windows 7 Disk Cleanup 5 years 11 months ago v.laurie Thanks, Joe. I have added that a restart may be required. view
How to Free Up More Space on Your Hard Drive with the Updated Windows 7 Disk Cleanup 5 years 11 months ago v.laurie This is part of Windows Update. Are you not able to get the updates? view
How to Free Up More Space on Your Hard Drive with the Updated Windows 7 Disk Cleanup 5 years 11 months ago v.laurie If you have an SSD or one of the common setups on laptops with a rather small C: partition, this is a worthwhile gain in space. view
How to Free Up More Space on Your Hard Drive with the Updated Windows 7 Disk Cleanup 5 years 11 months ago v.laurie Disk cleanup is not supposed to remove files you might need. As I understand it, only older update files that have been superseded by newer update files are removed. Updates from the most recent batch should still be there. If you go into Control Panel you can find a list of updates that have been installed together with an option to uninstall them. view
How to Free Up More Space on Your Hard Drive with the Updated Windows 7 Disk Cleanup 5 years 11 months ago v.laurie This isn't new in Windows 8. view
How to Free Up More Space on Your Hard Drive with the Updated Windows 7 Disk Cleanup 5 years 10 months ago v.laurie It's not a bad idea to run Disk Cleanup every few months. view
How to Keep Google from Putting Your Name and Picture in Their Ads 5 years 11 months ago v.laurie Leave it unchecked. You should take another look after Nov 11. view
How to Keep Google from Putting Your Name and Picture in Their Ads 5 years 11 months ago v.laurie One way or the other, I think everyone with any Google account should check their account settings after Nov. 11 to make sure what it is they are agreeing to. view
How to Keep Google from Putting Your Name and Picture in Their Ads 5 years 11 months ago v.laurie It looks like anytime you are logged in to any Google account, Gmail or otherwise, your +1 endorsements can be used unless you follow the opt-out procedure given in the tip. Be sure to check the settings in your account on November 11. view
An Important Disk Cleanup Job after Upgrading to Windows 8.1 5 years 10 months ago v.laurie There are several points to make. First, before any upgrade, you should always make a backup of the whole system. So I would hope you already have a backup. However, if you have plenty of disk space, there is no particular need to delete the file. People with an SSD or a small C: partition are the ones most likely to need the space. As to copying the file to another location, it is a hidden system file and copying such files and then reading them, if necessary, can be tricky. I have not tried doing that. If anybody has experience with that, let us know. view
An Important Disk Cleanup Job after Upgrading to Windows 8.1 5 years 10 months ago v.laurie Have you actually tried to do that? The file is a protected system file. view
An Important Disk Cleanup Job after Upgrading to Windows 8.1 5 years 10 months ago v.laurie Well, that is not what happened on my system. view
An Important Disk Cleanup Job after Upgrading to Windows 8.1 5 years 10 months ago v.laurie Thanks for the information about a tablet, Jojo. I added a note to the tip. view
Help Guard Your Online Privacy with this Nifty Firefox Add-On 5 years 10 months ago v.laurie In effect, Lightbeam is an upgrade of Collusion. view
Help Guard Your Online Privacy with this Nifty Firefox Add-On 5 years 10 months ago v.laurie The link https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/lightbeam/ given in the tip has a discussion of the evolution of Lightbeam from Collusion. view
How to Fix an Annoying Windows USB Problem 5 years 10 months ago v.laurie I have Windows 7 Pro 64-bit and it does have "Hardware and Sound" in Control Panel. view
How to Fix an Annoying Windows USB Problem 5 years 10 months ago v.laurie Or restart. The type of problem described in the tip is annoying but not permanent. view
How to Fix an Annoying Windows USB Problem 5 years 10 months ago v.laurie I have also had times when a non-responsive mouse or keyboard could be fixed by disconnecting and reconnecting but this has not always worked. Then I had to restart to get it to work. view
How to Get Help with Windows 8.1 Upgrade Problems 5 years 10 months ago v.laurie I will be curious to hear about your experience. view
How to Get Help with Windows 8.1 Upgrade Problems 5 years 8 months ago v.laurie http://www.thewindowsclub.com/disable-windows-8-1-help-sticker-notificat... view
How to Get Help with Windows 8.1 Upgrade Problems 4 years 9 months ago v.laurie This type of problem requires more detailed discussion than can be given in the comments here. Please post the details of your problem in our forum http://www.techsupportalert.com/freeware-forum/general-computer-support/. Our expert members will be glad to try to help you. view
Powerful Free Microsoft Security Tool EMET has Been Updated 5 years 10 months ago v.laurie Not that I know of. view
Powerful Free Microsoft Security Tool EMET has Been Updated 5 years 10 months ago v.laurie If you are using Sandboxie, there could be a conflict. Try posting in the forum where one of our members who is a Sandboxie expert can help you. view
Powerful Free Microsoft Security Tool EMET has Been Updated 5 years 9 months ago v.laurie I guess you'll have to balance the possibility that .NET might have security problems unknown to Microsoft against the protection that EMET provides. There are, of course, a variety of approaches to security. For example, many alternatives are discussed at http://www.techsupportalert.com/content/how-stay-safe-while-online.htm-0 view
Make Your Windows 8/8.1 Computer Act Like New with the Refresh Feature 5 years 9 months ago v.laurie The system has a record of the path to the refresh image. If you put the image on a removable external drive, be sure that the drive assignment is the same if you plug the drive back in to use the image. Or you can use the command line to reset the default refresh image to a new location. Personally, I maintain a variety of backups with several on external removable drives but I have kept this particular refresh image on a second internal drive with a copy of the image file CustomRefresh.wim on an external drive. view
Make Your Windows 8/8.1 Computer Act Like New with the Refresh Feature 5 years 9 months ago v.laurie I would add that some malware infections will seek out any connected external drives and could possibly infect your backups. That is why I keep a backup drive that I disconnect except when backing up. Some people even keep a backup in a distinct geographical location in case of fire or other disaster. I even have a friend who takes a backup drive to his bank vault. view
Make Your Windows 8/8.1 Computer Act Like New with the Refresh Feature 5 years 9 months ago v.laurie What text is it exactly that you are entering? Are you using the elevated command prompt with administrator privileges? view
Make Your Windows 8/8.1 Computer Act Like New with the Refresh Feature 5 years 9 months ago v.laurie You have to also include the complete pathname of the folder where the image is to be created. view
Make Your Windows 8/8.1 Computer Act Like New with the Refresh Feature 5 years 8 months ago 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/ view
Make Your Windows 8/8.1 Computer Act Like New with the Refresh Feature 5 years 6 months ago 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". view
How to Make a Quick and Easy Online Antivirus Check of a File or App Before Downloading it 5 years 9 months ago v.laurie The VirusTotal site has an option "Go to downloaded file analysis". view
How to Make a Quick and Easy Online Antivirus Check of a File or App Before Downloading it 5 years 9 months ago v.laurie I had no trouble installing the add-on in Windows 7. I was using IE 10. I also had no trouble in FF or Chrome. view
Five Things that Every Windows PC Owner Must Do 5 years 8 months ago v.laurie The same reference contains information about preparing two different kinds of disk. view
What is “Freeware”? 5 years 8 months ago v.laurie The PC users group I went to back in those days had a lending library of shareware on 360 KB 5 1/4" floppy disks. Those were the days when people really knew how to code and you could get a surprising number of programs even in such a small capacity. Of course, DOS itself only had 512 KB of memory to work with. view
What is “Freeware”? 5 years 8 months ago v.laurie Although there is some overlap between the freemium and crippleware categories, they differ in how useful the free software is. The free software in the freemium model provides substantial value and is sometimes almost the same as the paid version. Crippleware is generally not all that useful and often has the best features missing. view
What is “Freeware”? 5 years 8 months ago v.laurie From the ads that you will see. For example, if Ask becomes your search engine, search pages will have ads that bring revenue to Ask. view
What is “Freeware”? 4 years 6 months ago v.laurie Unfortunately, FileHippo has also fallen into the practice of using wrappers on some of its offerings. view
How to Extract Files from Almost Any Kind of Archive 5 years 8 months ago 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. view
How to Check for Hacker Activity in Your Microsoft Account 5 years 8 months ago 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. view
Free Offer of a Normally Very Expensive Full-Featured Screen Reader for a PC 5 years 7 months ago v.laurie Thanks for the useful information. It is interesting to hear that Windows 2003 is sufficient. view
Free Offer of a Normally Very Expensive Full-Featured Screen Reader for a PC 5 years 7 months ago v.laurie You could try downloading and see what happens. The consumer does have to have a licensed copy of Microsoft Office installed. view
How to Find Out if a Program or Executable File is 64-bit or 32-bit 5 years 7 months ago v.laurie Just make sure it has the right permissions and all the paths are complete. view
Make Your Laptop Easier to Use with Windows Mobility Center 5 years 7 months ago 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...) view
Make Your Laptop Easier to Use with Windows Mobility Center 5 years 7 months ago 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. view
Nifty Free Application Lets You Control Hundreds of Windows System Utilities in One Convenient Place 5 years 7 months ago 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. view
A Gem of a Free Tool to Check Out a Program Before You Open or Install it 5 years 7 months ago 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. view
A Gem of a Free Tool to Check Out a Program Before You Open or Install it 5 years 7 months ago v.laurie Thanks for the update. I have corrected the version. view
A Gem of a Free Tool to Check Out a Program Before You Open or Install it 5 years 7 months ago v.laurie OK, "never run" is perhaps better if you consider reading the contents of an executable file to be opening it. view
A Gem of a Free Tool to Check Out a Program Before You Open or Install it 5 years 7 months ago 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 view
A Gem of a Free Tool to Check Out a Program Before You Open or Install it 5 years 7 months ago 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 view
Automatically Make Continuous Backups of Personal Files with Windows 8/8.1 File History 5 years 7 months ago 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. view
How to Zoom the Entire Screen on Your Smartphone or Tablet 5 years 6 months ago v.laurie Take a look at this great collection of free iPhone apps: http://www.techsupportalert.com/best-free-iphone-apps.htm view
Three Little-Known Windows Accessories that Will Surprise You 5 years 6 months ago v.laurie Do you have Home Premium? view
Three Little-Known Windows Accessories that Will Surprise You 5 years 6 months ago 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... view
Three Little-Known Windows Accessories that Will Surprise You 5 years 6 months ago v.laurie Maybe you have the Home edition. view
Changing from Windows XP? Free Help with Migrating Files and Settings 5 years 6 months ago 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. view
Changing from Windows XP? Free Help with Migrating Files and Settings 5 years 6 months ago v.laurie Try posting your Linux questions in our very active forum: http://www.techsupportalert.com/freeware-forum/linux/ view
The Free Tool RKill Can Help Clean a Malware Infected Computer 5 years 6 months ago v.laurie I prefer that too but many people don't have backups. They should, but they don't. view
Why You Have Less Space on Your Hard Drive Than You Thought 5 years 6 months ago 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 view
Why You Have Less Space on Your Hard Drive Than You Thought 5 years 6 months ago 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. view
Metadata in Your Files May Reveal Hidden Personal Information You Didn’t Know About 5 years 5 months ago v.laurie Thanks, Jojo. That is a useful utility to know about. view
Metadata in Your Files May Reveal Hidden Personal Information You Didn’t Know About 5 years 5 months ago v.laurie Metadata in photographs is mentioned in the second paragraph of the article. view
Three Ways to Easily Access Your Most Recent Documents and Files in Windows 8.x 5 years 5 months ago v.laurie Windows 7 has "Recent Items" in the Start Menu. Also, the first two methods given for Windows 8 work for Windows 7. view
Heartbleed Effect: Passwords You Need to Change Now 5 years 5 months ago 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-af.... view
Heartbleed Effect: Passwords You Need to Change Now 5 years 5 months ago 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. view
Heartbleed Effect: Passwords You Need to Change Now 5 years 5 months ago 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. view
Heartbleed Effect: Passwords You Need to Change Now 5 years 5 months ago 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. view
Heartbleed Effect: Passwords You Need to Change Now 5 years 5 months ago 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. view
Heartbleed Effect: Passwords You Need to Change Now 5 years 5 months ago 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. view
Heartbleed Effect: Passwords You Need to Change Now 5 years 5 months ago 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. view
Firefox and Chrome Browser Extensions that Check for Heartbleed 5 years 5 months ago 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? view
Firefox and Chrome Browser Extensions that Check for Heartbleed 5 years 5 months ago 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. view
Firefox and Chrome Browser Extensions that Check for Heartbleed 5 years 5 months ago 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. view
Firefox and Chrome Browser Extensions that Check for Heartbleed 5 years 5 months ago 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. view
Firefox and Chrome Browser Extensions that Check for Heartbleed 5 years 5 months ago v.laurie I have added a sentence to the article about having to refresh. view
Six Useful Keyboard Shortcuts for Windows 8.1 Update 5 years 4 months ago 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. view
Six Useful Keyboard Shortcuts for Windows 8.1 Update 5 years 4 months ago 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... view
Powerful Free Microsoft Security Tool EMET Now in Version 4.1 Update 5 years 4 months ago 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/ view
Powerful Free Microsoft Security Tool EMET Now in Version 4.1 Update 5 years 4 months ago v.laurie Thanks for pointing out this link. view
Powerful Free Microsoft Security Tool EMET Now in Version 4.1 Update 4 years 11 months ago 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. view

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