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YoKenny

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  1. I did notice a bit of a slowdown on IE8 on my my new 4GB Vista Home Premium system but after I Goggled about IE8 issues I find it works fine after I applied the fixes I found but it does use more memory though and each tab has its own address space so that whatever happens in one tab does not affect the other from what I read.

    I have given up on Spybot S&D as it has not kept up with the times but it still is OK for some people so I prefer Malwarebytes Anti-Malware in conjunction with my avast! anti virus application and WinPatrol PLUS.

  2. I Like Monty Python's Mr. Gumby and my brain hurts occasionally but my back hurts when its going to rain and I need headcover due to being an Aquarius.

    Which reminds me of my favorite slogan that is an adaption of a phrase from Apocalypse Now:

    I love the smell of burning malware in the morning.

    Its the smell of Victory.

  3. Anti-Spyware: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware, Spyware Blaster and HijackThis

    Anti-Viral Software: avast! anti virus and Windows Defender updated daily through its portal

    Browser: IE8 with Web of Trust (WoT)

    CD/DVD Management: CyberLink DVD Suite that came with the DVD and Windows Media Player 11 (Included in Windows)

    Calendar: LClock on XP and Vista's Calendar

    Disk Management: CCleaner

    Firewall: XP SP3's firewall and Vista Firewall Control Free

    General Utilities: Event Log Explorerâ„¢, Foxit Reader, SpeedFan, System Explorer and TweakNow WinSecret

    Graphics: Paint.NET

    HOSTS file: hpHosts and MVPS HOSTS file managed with HostsMan and its local proxy HostsServer to speed up browsing

    Instant Messenger: Windows Live Messenger

    General Utilities: PC Pitstop Optimize 2.0 and WinPatrolPLUS

    Media playback: Windows Media Player 11

  4. I have noticed that the forums that I visit now have a no hatespam.png policy that reduces new member's ability to use PM, post live links and to modify their profile contents until they have about 20 posts.

    One bad apple spoils the barrel applies here.

  5. I used SUPERAntiSpyware a while back but I did not like it and I can't remember why I didn't like it.

    i agree SPYBOT is good.
    As long as you don't include its poorly maintained HOSTS file.

    I prefer WinPatrol to Spybot S&D's TeaTimer. ( Woof )

    In fact I like WinPatrol so much I purchased the PLUS update and even have its Flash Drive:

    http://winpatrol.stores.yahoo.net/winpatro...-wristband.html

    A-squared has had horrible detection and false positives.
    With a 33MB download makes it only a Norton ( Symantec ) lover would want.

    I like MBAM:

    http://www.malwarebytes.org/mbam.php

    Update its definitions then run a Quick scan.

  6. A corrupt driver would not cause physical damage to a keyboard though. :)

    If the keyboard was fried, it would have had to endure an electrical surge or lightning strike. If that happened, the motherboard may also be suffering.

    From what I understand laserjet resides in the lightning capital of the US which is Florida.

    I have been in Florida when a storm rolled over and left me as drenched as if I had just come out of a swimming pool because I could not find suitable cover away from the trees on the golf course and the Club house was far away.

  7. My experience with Ubunto.

    I have an old 500MHZ PIII, 256MB RAM 2 x 80GB SCSI hard drives, Soundblaster Live! and a CD reader running WinME quite happily and real fast.

    Anyhow I downloaded and burned the latest non-beta Ubunto image to a CD-RW and loaded it up and it ran fine from the CD but real slow.

    So I decided to install it which took over an hour then it asked me to reboot which I did only to be greeted with the dreaded:

    Non system disk

    Replace and strike any key when ready

    I had to use FDISK to remove the partition then added it back after a reboot then installed WinME and the updates from Microsoft but now I can't get the Soundblaster Live! adapter to work and I can not find a driver anywhere.

    I got fed up because now whenever I try to change the NVIDIA video adapter to higher than 640x400 the system powers down.

    I took it to the local PC shop I deal with and asked if they can fix it and if they can to install XP Home on it.

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