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Forum: Drivers 14 Hours Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 284
Posted By carwiz
LOL... I've had that situation before myself. :o

LOL... I've had that situation before myself. :o
Forum: Drivers 1 Day Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 284
Posted By carwiz
Windows is seeing that something is plugged in....

Windows is seeing that something is plugged in. It could be a problem with the adaptor or the drive. Does the drive have an external power supply? Is it turned on? Did you loose power while drive was...
Forum: System Security 1 Day Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 579
Posted By carwiz
Ditto on MSE. I run the free MBAM weekly and...

Ditto on MSE. I run the free MBAM weekly and Emsisoft EK occasionally for a deep check. Nothing ever shows up but I'm not a very active "downloader" and I don't share PCs or click on every link...
Forum: News 1 Day Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 707
Posted By carwiz
My MS VM XP has been idle for several months but...

My MS VM XP has been idle for several months but when I fired it up yesterday, MS had over 100 updates for it along with IE-8. Most of them were security updates. I was actually pretty happy to see...
Forum: Software 3 Days Ago
Replies: 78
Views: 12,407
Posted By carwiz
:huh: ? I am not really sure what you meant. I...

:huh: ? I am not really sure what you meant. I read the privacy policy. All webpages have privacy polices.[/QUOTE]

CBS is a mass media corruption, err, ah, Corporation. How do you think they...
Forum: Software 3 Days Ago
Replies: 78
Views: 12,407
Posted By carwiz
Log in? :haha: You clearly...

Log in?
:haha:

You clearly have not read their Privacy Policy. :)
...
Forum: Software 3 Days Ago
Replies: 78
Views: 12,407
Posted By carwiz
The "opt-outs" are generally hidden or confusing....

The "opt-outs" are generally hidden or confusing. Most don't realize that Malware is included when they select Express Install. The fact that they are there at all turns me off from Cnet. And why do...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 4 Days Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 205
Posted By carwiz
He means interference with the fan blades. Check...

He means interference with the fan blades. Check inside the cabinet for misplaced wires interfering with the fan blades. Since it started after you replaced the drive, it's quite likely you may have...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 4 Days Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 321
Posted By carwiz
Even if you found or made a connector, you would...

Even if you found or made a connector, you would have to have drivers for it. USB devices are controlled via a HUB that lets Windows know when a device is plugged in and carries out various...
Forum: Software 4 Days Ago
Replies: 78
Views: 12,407
Posted By carwiz
I'm curious. Just what is the footprint of...

I'm curious. Just what is the footprint of malware that allows you to claim you've never seen one come through Gadgets? I mean how do you know? What in the malware is a sign that excludes Gadgets?
Forum: Hardware & Devices 5 Days Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 321
Posted By carwiz
USB ports in a laptop are set up differently than...

USB ports in a laptop are set up differently than desktops. There are no "headers" to speak of depending on the brand. All the space is used up or designed to stay thin. Some have USB plug modules...
Forum: Security News 1 Week Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 368
Posted By carwiz
Google Toolbar...

Google Toolbar (http://www.google.com/toolbar/ie/index.html)
It used to come "bundled" with a lot of free software.

Chrome has its own bucket of worms. :)
Forum: Sound & Audio 1 Week Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 520
Posted By carwiz
The model of the laptop may be necessary to...

The model of the laptop may be necessary to research specific hardware included with it. Not all PCs are the same.

For your Stereo Mix problem;
Right click on the speaker in the lower right...
Forum: Security News 1 Week Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 368
Posted By carwiz
The list of "dirty dogs" is getting longer. :) ...

The list of "dirty dogs" is getting longer. :) It wouldn't surprise me to hear Google software added to the list soon. They've been on my "black list" since they issued the toolbar and assistant...
Forum: System Security 1 Week Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 577
Posted By carwiz
I don't like recommending AV software because...

I don't like recommending AV software because it's hard to keep my personal prejudices and paranoia out of the process. It's like asking what is the best oil for a car or who has the best smart phone...
Forum: System Security 1 Week Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 577
Posted By carwiz
BD-Free got the AV of the Year award for 2014;...

BD-Free got the AV of the Year award for 2014; However, it was chosen because Kaspersky couldn't be awarded two years in a row (comparison rules). I don't care for BD because of the "Cloud"...
Forum: System Security 1 Week Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 665
Posted By carwiz
Kaspersky's free version is at the top as far as...

Kaspersky's free version is at the top as far as free AVs go. (The commercial products aren't included in the tests for control reasons.) And the only reason it didn't get the AV of Year award ending...
Forum: Security News 1 Week Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 741
Posted By carwiz
Before IBM sold out, we use to call them...

Before IBM sold out, we use to call them "StinkPads". I don't think they are any better under a new brand. :)
Forum: News 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 2,587
Posted By carwiz
Windows 10 is still in tech preview so it's too...

Windows 10 is still in tech preview so it's too early to tell. WMC, as I understand, is not in that release but nothing is carved in stone. The same goes for hardware and software compatibility. Most...
Forum: News 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 2,587
Posted By carwiz
This sounds a lot like the printer business...

This sounds a lot like the printer business model. Give it away (practically) knowing that the user will have buy something to make it work (ink). In the Microsoft case, the OS is free but it looks...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 18 Nov 2014
Replies: 9
Views: 568
Posted By carwiz
Another option in Windows will slow response...

Another option in Windows will slow response to/from a drive. That is if you have a power option set to turn off the drive after so many minutes. One more is the drive itself. The "Green" drives are...
Forum: Browsers & Mail 09 Nov 2014
Replies: 16
Views: 999
Posted By carwiz
"Infected" is a broad term. Perhaps it's a tool...

"Infected" is a broad term. Perhaps it's a tool bar or extension. Many of the free software and/or tool bars report your activity back to the publisher or a separate collection site. They accumulate...
Forum: News 06 Nov 2014
Replies: 6
Views: 1,046
Posted By carwiz
Nice, but it will only work if you have a really...

Nice, but it will only work if you have a really high speed connection. I have frequent pauses trying to watch 720 videos. I suspect that speeds in the 12Mb/s or above would be needed. Perhaps more. ...
Forum: Browsers & Mail 06 Nov 2014
Replies: 27
Views: 5,103
Posted By carwiz
Thanks for the update but I don't see any...

Thanks for the update but I don't see any reference to that in a "valid" MS site for Windows 7. That same quote shows up on just about every hacker's blog though. :)

It appears to be related...
Forum: Browsers & Mail 05 Nov 2014
Replies: 27
Views: 5,103
Posted By carwiz
If you didn't change it, you might start running...

If you didn't change it, you might start running some malware scans. That 0.0.0.0 IP address will, in effect, negate it from your hosts file and allow the DNS server to re-assign it.
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