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Forum: System Security 09 Feb 2012
Replies: 19
Views: 6,396
Posted By AlanDyson
Here's a bit more detail in case it helps. I've...

Here's a bit more detail in case it helps. I've set a scan daily at 10am, because I use the computer around that time fairly frequently. This morning I turned the computer on just before 10 and...
Forum: System Security 09 Feb 2012
Replies: 19
Views: 6,396
Posted By AlanDyson
They're all unchecked. Only checked items are...

They're all unchecked. Only checked items are browser caches and cookies, system temp files and flash player.
Forum: System Security 09 Feb 2012
Replies: 19
Views: 6,396
Posted By AlanDyson
As advised, I've set CCleaner to clear cookies...

As advised, I've set CCleaner to clear cookies and temporary files. It doesn't seem to have any effect on the MSE scan.
Forum: System Security 09 Feb 2012
Replies: 19
Views: 6,396
Posted By AlanDyson
Sorted! My misunderstandings of the role of Task...

Sorted! My misunderstandings of the role of Task Scheduler and scan timings made a mountain out of a molehill. :o

I didn't want to have to take special steps to have the scheduled scan run,...
Forum: System Security 06 Feb 2012
Replies: 19
Views: 6,396
Posted By AlanDyson
Thank you, O Mystical Rose, you have inspired a...

Thank you, O Mystical Rose, you have inspired a big improvement in this old boy's grasp of these issues.

I discovered that with all options checked in the MSE scheduled scan settings, relevant...
Forum: System Security 06 Feb 2012
Replies: 19
Views: 6,396
Posted By AlanDyson
Thanks to Corrine for your continued advice. ...

Thanks to Corrine for your continued advice.

I have at last got the scheduled scan to run. I thought I had achieved this by removing all the conditions in Task Scheduler (the scan has such a light...
Forum: System Security 02 Feb 2012
Replies: 19
Views: 6,396
Posted By AlanDyson
Thanks to JMH and Corrine for your interest. ...

Thanks to JMH and Corrine for your interest.

@JMH
I didn't say that I used the Registry utility in CCleaner. But I do run it occasionally and thank you for your advice, which I will heed....
Forum: System Security 02 Feb 2012
Replies: 19
Views: 6,396
Posted By AlanDyson
Thanks for the responses guys. More twiddling...

Thanks for the responses guys. More twiddling (including adjusting CCleaner which was set to clear Windows log files) has got me no further. I made sure the computer was on for an hour each side of...
Forum: System Security 01 Feb 2012
Replies: 19
Views: 6,396
Posted By AlanDyson
Thanks for that. I was aware that the scan could...

Thanks for that. I was aware that the scan could start either side of the set time, and allowed for that when checking with the computer fully on. But still no scan.
Forum: System Security 01 Feb 2012
Replies: 19
Views: 6,396
Posted By AlanDyson
Cannot Get MSE Scheduled Scan to Run

I know this has been discussed before, but posts tend to be old and a definitive answer has eluded me.

Despite extensive fiddling, I simply cannot get the otherwise excellent Microsoft Security...
Forum: Music, Pictures & Video 22 Oct 2011
Replies: 4
Views: 4,308
Posted By AlanDyson
For anyone interested I've found the answer. The...

For anyone interested I've found the answer. The HTC HD has several video quality settings. Using any of them except the highest produces clips that WMP can handle in either portrait or landscape...
Forum: Music, Pictures & Video 22 Oct 2011
Replies: 4
Views: 4,308
Posted By AlanDyson
Thanks for the suggestion. I have VLC on a...

Thanks for the suggestion. I have VLC on a separate netbook and the .3gp files play OK. (The netbook also runs Win7 but WMP on that machine doesn't recognise any of the .3gp files as videos, just...
Forum: Music, Pictures & Video 22 Oct 2011
Replies: 4
Views: 4,308
Posted By AlanDyson
Problem Playing .3gp Video Files

My HTC HD phone produces video files in .3gp format. Soon after acquiring it I took some clips in portrait mode. When I went to store them on my Windows 7 Vaio I did wonder whether Windows Media...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 24 Sep 2011
Replies: 11
Views: 7,304
Posted By AlanDyson
Thanks BorgX666, I'll have a look at that. But...

Thanks BorgX666, I'll have a look at that. But I'm happy with things as they are with desktop shortcuts to the folders containing programs whose default icons have the overlay; they are not...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 31 Mar 2011
Replies: 11
Views: 7,304
Posted By AlanDyson
Just for information again, when I turned off UAC...

Just for information again, when I turned off UAC temporarily as part of a recommended procedure for removing the icon overlays, all the entries in my desktop diary were wiped. Twice. I had to wonder...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 31 Mar 2011
Replies: 11
Views: 7,304
Posted By AlanDyson
I agree. More thanks for the new link. I think...

I agree. More thanks for the new link. I think I'll keep the icon names; I'm rapidly approaching the age where I'll need to label my socks L and R.
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 31 Mar 2011
Replies: 11
Views: 7,304
Posted By AlanDyson
Sorry, guys, maybe I didn't make myself clear....

Sorry, guys, maybe I didn't make myself clear. It's purely a cosmetic thing. I'm not bothered by the screen dimming. I was simply looking to get shot of the pesky shield laying on the icon. Perhaps I...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 31 Mar 2011
Replies: 11
Views: 7,304
Posted By AlanDyson
Removing the UAC Overlay from Desktop Icons

If, like me, you're the kind of person who can't pass a picture hanging wonkily without wanting to straighten it, you may find the Win7 icon overlays unappealing. I dealt with the ugly shortcut arrow...
Forum: Tutorials 23 Mar 2011
Replies: 293
Views: 1,080,634
Posted By AlanDyson
I'm up again after completing my night's sleep,...

I'm up again after completing my night's sleep, so it's now "Good Morning Shawn!"

Just for your information, I thought I'd restore my system to the original download and try again with Internet...
Forum: Tutorials 23 Mar 2011
Replies: 293
Views: 1,080,634
Posted By AlanDyson
Thanks for the very prompt reply, Shawn. Running...

Thanks for the very prompt reply, Shawn. Running as administrator produces the same result. I see that the problem cured itself for Autlense - maybe I'll eventually be able to report the same.
...
Forum: Tutorials 23 Mar 2011
Replies: 293
Views: 1,080,634
Posted By AlanDyson
Hi Shawn. I downloaded the FxVisor64 program...

Hi Shawn.

I downloaded the FxVisor64 program to my laptop (Win7 Home Premium 64-bit) with Google Chrome, which puts downloads in a dedicated folder. Running from there launches an installation...
Forum: Music, Pictures & Video 12 Jan 2011
Replies: 10
Views: 1,682
Posted By AlanDyson
Thanks to all for the responses. I tried...

Thanks to all for the responses. I tried copy/paste instead of drag/drop and it was successful. I'm grateful.



Sorry for the confusion, mitchell65. Screen shots would not be for public display,...
Forum: Music, Pictures & Video 12 Jan 2011
Replies: 10
Views: 1,682
Posted By AlanDyson
Thanks, mitchell65. I'm certainly not offended,...

Thanks, mitchell65. I'm certainly not offended, being far from expert and always grateful to learn.

Actually, I did realise that the libraries are essentially a collection of shortcuts but maybe I...
Forum: Music, Pictures & Video 12 Jan 2011
Replies: 10
Views: 1,682
Posted By AlanDyson
New Items Vanish from Pictures Library

I keep my photos in the Windows 7 Pictures Library on my laptop. The library is copied to a portable hard drive.

I recently collected some new photos on the portable drive and later dragged them...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 07 Dec 2010
Replies: 6
Views: 4,438
Posted By AlanDyson
Thanks, Jacee. Why didn't I think of that? I've...

Thanks, Jacee. Why didn't I think of that? I've copied all the shortcuts to a folder and, along with the screenshot, this will let me identify and recreate them easily if the need arises again.
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