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Forum: Software 26 Feb 2015
Replies: 5
Views: 1,963
Posted By PlatypusKnight
Thank you. As always you were spot on. Have...

Thank you. As always you were spot on.

Have some recs!
Forum: Software 26 Feb 2015
Replies: 5
Views: 1,963
Posted By PlatypusKnight
Thanks Callender. As soon as I saw your...

Thanks Callender.

As soon as I saw your reply I realized that I made a very big mistake.

I need to ask this question on 8 Forums. I need this help on Windows 8.1.

My fault.
Forum: Software 26 Feb 2015
Replies: 5
Views: 1,963
Posted By PlatypusKnight
How do I start a program at boot without UAC prompt?

So I followed a tutorial on howtogeek here:

Create Administrator Mode Shortcuts Without UAC Prompts in Windows 7 or Vista...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 29 Jan 2015
Replies: 22
Views: 2,119
Posted By PlatypusKnight
Open Malwarebytes Click [History] on the top...

Open Malwarebytes
Click [History] on the top right
Check both [Quarantine] and [Application Logs]
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 28 Jan 2015
Replies: 22
Views: 2,119
Posted By PlatypusKnight
Which trojan was it?

Which trojan was it?
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 28 Jan 2015
Replies: 22
Views: 2,119
Posted By PlatypusKnight
Most people don't recognize this, but adblock...

Most people don't recognize this, but adblock does sell your advertising preferences to advertisers. It tells advertisers what you block and how frequently. The advertisers can then craft campaigns...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 26 Jan 2015
Replies: 41
Views: 46,188
Posted By PlatypusKnight
cyberghost? As in the VPN? I think you're...

cyberghost?

As in the VPN? I think you're fine @eracet. Not much better you can get it running at this point.
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 26 Jan 2015
Replies: 10
Views: 4,888
Posted By PlatypusKnight
Norton may not be the devil, but it certainly...

Norton may not be the devil, but it certainly lies with Beelzebub.
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 26 Jan 2015
Replies: 10
Views: 4,888
Posted By PlatypusKnight
I like you.

I like you.
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 26 Jan 2015
Replies: 5
Views: 2,501
Posted By PlatypusKnight
Would you be averse to a clean win 7 install? ...

Would you be averse to a clean win 7 install?


I'm sorry I forgot that you said in the OP that you've already done that.

I had an idea when I first started thinking about your problem.
...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 26 Jan 2015
Replies: 10
Views: 4,888
Posted By PlatypusKnight
Also, you run Norton. If I were looking for a...

Also, you run Norton. If I were looking for a "culprit" I would start there. Again, though, let me reiterate. There's nothing wrong with your rig. Windows is operating as intended, and from your...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 26 Jan 2015
Replies: 10
Views: 4,888
Posted By PlatypusKnight
I agree. Nothing to suggest that there's...

I agree. Nothing to suggest that there's anything "wrong" with your memory reporting.

At idle (more or less I have FF and 8 tabs open) my commit is 3 GB.

You may have a problem (unlikely)...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 26 Jan 2015
Replies: 22
Views: 2,119
Posted By PlatypusKnight
I doubt it "stopped". You mentioned a...

I doubt it "stopped".

You mentioned a "trojan".

Please follow the steps here and report back:
How to easily clean an infected computer (Malware Removal Guide)...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 26 Jan 2015
Replies: 2
Views: 2,417
Posted By PlatypusKnight
Hi @anaturelover, Welcome to Seven Forums. ...

Hi @anaturelover,

Welcome to Seven Forums.

I think I understand what you're asking for. Try the steps here and see if they help:
Create Administrator Mode Shortcuts Without UAC Prompts in...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 26 Jan 2015
Replies: 17
Views: 2,437
Posted By PlatypusKnight
I run a dual monitor setup. I installed Start...

I run a dual monitor setup. I installed Start Menu Reviver from Reviversoft.
I set my big monitor as default and Start Menu Reviver places a Start Menu, almost like the Win 7 Start menu right in...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 26 Jan 2015
Replies: 17
Views: 2,437
Posted By PlatypusKnight
I just switched and I'm loving it. Only booted...

I just switched and I'm loving it. Only booted back to 7 once, and only because I can't get one program to run.

Win 8.1 (as I run it with the IDT High Definition Codec) has Stereo Mix.
There's...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 26 Jan 2015
Replies: 17
Views: 2,437
Posted By PlatypusKnight
Just out of curiosity how come you don't run Win...

Just out of curiosity how come you don't run Win 8?
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 26 Jan 2015
Replies: 17
Views: 2,437
Posted By PlatypusKnight
Good job Callender. I would say we can mark this...

Good job Callender. I would say we can mark this as solved if the OP ever shows up again.
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 25 Jan 2015
Replies: 17
Views: 2,437
Posted By PlatypusKnight
I do remember when installing UltraDefrag that it...

I do remember when installing UltraDefrag that it asks whether it is allowed to track usage. Presumably, like me, @amethystina declined to allow UltraDefrag to track usage....
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 25 Jan 2015
Replies: 17
Views: 2,437
Posted By PlatypusKnight
Good call Callender. I run Comodo on Win 7...

Good call Callender.

I run Comodo on Win 7 but not on Win 8.
I ran this little program and it doesn't say what UD_DISABLE_USAGE_TRACKING is linked to but it does say Ultra Defrag has a variable...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 25 Jan 2015
Replies: 24
Views: 7,888
Posted By PlatypusKnight
If it ain't broke don't break it. Let the...

If it ain't broke don't break it.

Let the cloning do it's thing and if that doesn't work then you have alternatives.
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 25 Jan 2015
Replies: 17
Views: 2,437
Posted By PlatypusKnight
I use Comodo. I'll check my Environment...

I use Comodo. I'll check my Environment variables and report back. (On Win 8 as I browse this and still haven't figured out the virtual machine thing).
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 25 Jan 2015
Replies: 10
Views: 3,492
Posted By PlatypusKnight
I just bought a Western Digital 500 GB external...

I just bought a Western Digital 500 GB external drive from eBay for less than $50. YMMV. But skimping on imaging is just begging for disaster. Full disclosure: like Bear and David I am also a...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 24 Jan 2015
Replies: 24
Views: 7,888
Posted By PlatypusKnight
Did you abandon the cloning?

Did you abandon the cloning?
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 22 Jan 2015
Replies: 24
Views: 7,888
Posted By PlatypusKnight
Try mounting the drive and using TeraCopy and...

Try mounting the drive and using TeraCopy and FastCopy in that order.

FastCopy is faster than TeraCopy but TeraCopy has saved my bacon a couple times from failed drives. You want to use it in...
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