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Message 1207992 - Posted: 19 Mar 2012, 19:19:20 UTC - in response to Message 1207962.

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I'd love to find the guy and... He ought to be glad I'm older now, I had some serious military skills at one time w/an M16 rifle, today forget it, too much work to maintain one(rust problems).


I'm pretty sure the guy behind it was a Russian Minister so you might wanna rethink going all John Rambo on his a&&:)

Seriously though, glad it ended with minimal losses.

Yep, Me too. I'm too old and heavy for that now, so no worries, at one time I could hit a moving target w/o prescription glasses at 600M with 1 shot of course.

@ Arkayn, among a few others...
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Message 1208018 - Posted: 19 Mar 2012, 20:21:05 UTC - in response to Message 1207928.
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I made the second account using:

Control panel / user accounts and family safety /add or remove user accounts/create new account.

Name the second account something different than the first.

That's it. !!!!!

Every time you restart you will have to choose which account you want to log into,
but it only slows the start up time by a few seconds(small price to pay).

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Message 1208023 - Posted: 19 Mar 2012, 20:55:12 UTC

get Malawarebytes installed and updated / and whatever the AV you like.
and wont get problems.

i m happy you resolved it, it s a real pain that thing.
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Message 1208085 - Posted: 19 Mar 2012, 23:46:33 UTC - in response to Message 1208023.

get Malawarebytes installed and updated / and whatever the AV you like.
and wont get problems.

i m happy you resolved it, it s a real pain that thing.

Yep, it's a royal pain in the asteroid, corner pocket that 8 ball, who ever made the thing.
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Message 1208096 - Posted: 20 Mar 2012, 0:48:32 UTC - in response to Message 1208085.

get Malawarebytes installed and updated / and whatever the AV you like.
and wont get problems.

i m happy you resolved it, it s a real pain that thing.

Yep, it's a royal pain in the asteroid, corner pocket that 8 ball, who ever made the thing.

ComboFix did wonders for me in the past and it's proven to be a major painkiller for that type of crap. I always gave it a chance before I start reinstall everything from scratch.
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Message 1208103 - Posted: 20 Mar 2012, 1:22:47 UTC

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Message 1208104 - Posted: 20 Mar 2012, 1:23:50 UTC

Sorry if this is obvious, make sure to create the 2nd account as an administrator account.

I had the same problem several weeks back(before I joined S@H). I now have a 2nd administrator account on all my Win7 machines with separate names and passwords.

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Message 1208106 - Posted: 20 Mar 2012, 1:35:51 UTC - in response to Message 1208104.

Sorry if this is obvious, make sure to create the 2nd account as an administrator account.

I had the same problem several weeks back(before I joined S@H). I now have a 2nd administrator account on all my Win7 machines with separate names and passwords.

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Yeah, good point dg6580004.

@ Zeus, good thinking, wish I'd thought of that before.

Yeah I just got iTunes back on the PC as well as gpu-z 0.60, all My Mp3s are still out in the car CD changer of course and the pics are in the camera, but they will wait some and I even installed Paint Shop Pro v4.12(an old 32bit program with a 16bit installer, hey it works, one dll couldn't be registered, but it still runs, copyright on this version expired in 1996, yet it was built in 1997, go figure).
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Message 1208140 - Posted: 20 Mar 2012, 3:59:32 UTC
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I loaded up My browser and I didn't realize that Firefox 12.0a1 had been upgraded to 14.0a1, Nice browser, only problem that I can see in 14 right now? If one bookmarks a page one has NO control over where to put the bookmark, it just goes into the unsorted area as No stinkin dialog box comes up to give one a choice as to where the bookmark were to go...

So I kept 14.0a1 from upgrading from 12.0a1 to 14.0a1 again in the browser, then I proceeded to install 12.0a1 from My PC, I even pressed where It said upgrade, no upgrade happened, so I'm happy, 14.0a1 can wait until Mozilla fixes that problem. :)

Oh and I'm not liking 285.62 WHQL, It runs hotter than 285.38, so sometime on Tuesday I'm going back to 285.38...
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Message 1208356 - Posted: 21 Mar 2012, 3:24:28 UTC - in response to Message 1208140.

Firefox 11 is the current release version, 12 is the beta. 14 is just a gleam in someone's eye. Are you sure it was 14? Was it another trojan?

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Message 1208361 - Posted: 21 Mar 2012, 3:35:22 UTC - in response to Message 1208356.

Firefox 11 is the current release version, 12 is the beta. 14 is just a gleam in someone's eye. Are you sure it was 14? Was it another trojan?


There are 4 release points for FF.

Firefox=11
Beta=12
Aurora=13
Nightly=14

Nightly is bleeding edge, I am also running it currently.

http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/channel/#beta/beta-desktop
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Message 1208366 - Posted: 21 Mar 2012, 4:22:09 UTC - in response to Message 1208356.

Firefox 11 is the current release version, 12 is the beta. 14 is just a gleam in someone's eye. Are you sure it was 14? Was it another trojan?

No, this was after I loaded the OS on to the formatted hdd, there is a Firefox 14.0a1(Nightly), I'm using the slightly older 12.0a1, 12.0a1 is an alpha, a stable one...
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Message 1208367 - Posted: 21 Mar 2012, 4:27:40 UTC - in response to Message 1208361.

Firefox 11 is the current release version, 12 is the beta. 14 is just a gleam in someone's eye. Are you sure it was 14? Was it another trojan?


There are 4 release points for FF.

Firefox=11
Beta=12
Aurora=13
Nightly=14

Nightly is bleeding edge, I am also running it currently.

http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/channel/#beta/beta-desktop

The dialog box for bookmarking a page was missing in 14 x64 when I used it, 14 does save bookmarks though, just not where one wants to put one at, beyond that I liked the browser, if Mozilla were to fix that flaw I'd upgrade to that version. Does this happen on Your end Arkayn?
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Message 1208372 - Posted: 21 Mar 2012, 4:33:56 UTC - in response to Message 1208367.

Firefox 11 is the current release version, 12 is the beta. 14 is just a gleam in someone's eye. Are you sure it was 14? Was it another trojan?


There are 4 release points for FF.

Firefox=11
Beta=12
Aurora=13
Nightly=14

Nightly is bleeding edge, I am also running it currently.

http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/channel/#beta/beta-desktop

The dialog box for bookmarking a page was missing in 14 x64 when I used it, 14 does save bookmarks though, just not where one wants to put one at, beyond that I liked the browser, if Mozilla were to fix that flaw I'd upgrade to that version. Does this happen on Your end Arkayn?


Nope, but I only run the 32-bit version of Nightly. The bookmarks dialog shows up just fine for me.
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Message 1208384 - Posted: 21 Mar 2012, 5:59:54 UTC - in response to Message 1208372.

Firefox 11 is the current release version, 12 is the beta. 14 is just a gleam in someone's eye. Are you sure it was 14? Was it another trojan?


There are 4 release points for FF.

Firefox=11
Beta=12
Aurora=13
Nightly=14

Nightly is bleeding edge, I am also running it currently.

http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/channel/#beta/beta-desktop

The dialog box for bookmarking a page was missing in 14 x64 when I used it, 14 does save bookmarks though, just not where one wants to put one at, beyond that I liked the browser, if Mozilla were to fix that flaw I'd upgrade to that version. Does this happen on Your end Arkayn?


Nope, but I only run the 32-bit version of Nightly. The bookmarks dialog shows up just fine for me.

I use the FT DeepDark theme, He also has one for Thunderbird.

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Message 1208386 - Posted: 21 Mar 2012, 6:27:57 UTC - in response to Message 1208384.

Firefox 11 is the current release version, 12 is the beta. 14 is just a gleam in someone's eye. Are you sure it was 14? Was it another trojan?


There are 4 release points for FF.

Firefox=11
Beta=12
Aurora=13
Nightly=14

Nightly is bleeding edge, I am also running it currently.

http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/channel/#beta/beta-desktop

The dialog box for bookmarking a page was missing in 14 x64 when I used it, 14 does save bookmarks though, just not where one wants to put one at, beyond that I liked the browser, if Mozilla were to fix that flaw I'd upgrade to that version. Does this happen on Your end Arkayn?


Nope, but I only run the 32-bit version of Nightly. The bookmarks dialog shows up just fine for me.

I use the FT DeepDark theme, He also has one for Thunderbird.


I run Litefox Customized along with no Aero on the computer.
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Message 1208502 - Posted: 21 Mar 2012, 17:30:06 UTC

Well except for being able to run Civ4(needs a blank DVD disc, My CDs aren't readable in My DVD+R burner(I'd made a backup iso of the DVD version that I have which is around here somewhere, lost, probably with a music CD), at least 99% of the time), plus I need to load the pics from the camera and load the MP3s from the car CD changer, Most of My Monthly budget text file is remade from memory(saved to a flash stick, along with My bookmarks), I'm pretty much back to where I was when all this started...

275.50 is working good and will be good enough for the EVGA Classified GTX590 and a GTX460.
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Message 1208530 - Posted: 21 Mar 2012, 19:21:46 UTC

Another chance for all of us to review our DR philosophy. One quick option: create a second admin account as previously mentioned.

Make sure passwords are at least 10 letters & as complex & unguessable as possible.

Try not to store anything on the hard-drive. They're just for applications now. Use removable / cloud.

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Message 1208554 - Posted: 21 Mar 2012, 20:07:38 UTC - in response to Message 1208502.
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Well except for being able to run Civ4(needs a blank DVD disc

euh why you need a blank disk for that old game ? i play it extremly often from time to time since 5 years and never need anythng in my dvd drive.


btw, question about something else, what is your motherboard chipset ?
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Message 1208572 - Posted: 21 Mar 2012, 21:24:06 UTC - in response to Message 1208554.

Well except for being able to run Civ4(needs a blank DVD disc

euh why you need a blank disk for that old game ? i play it extremely often from time to time since 5 years and never need anything in my dvd drive.


btw, question about something else, what is your motherboard chipset ?

Why a disc for such an old game? Simple I have Civ4 on CD which is almost unreadable for install purposes here and on DVD which is lost(I do have a backup of that DVD at least), the CD's don't quite follow the rules cause of copy protection.

As to the motherboard chipset, that is Intel P55, on an Asus P7P55D Pro and another on an EVGA P55 Classified 200 motherboard.
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