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March 17, 2017 by Uvah
I run MalwareBytes every other day. Today I updated the data-base then ran the scan. When the scan finished MB said it found 705 pups, potentially unwanted programs, 705! Go to details and every file, registry entry, folder etc. that was Advanced System Care had been quarantined! HUH!! Say what!

I ran MB day before yesterday and it did not touch ASC. Now all of a sudden its on MB's hit list. Now I have to reinstall ASC and wonder...if I run MB again will it do the same thing? Suggestions....
February 28, 2017 by Uvah
Another woe for MS. A bug found in its browsers, IE11 and Edge, gives hackers access to your browser and you're along for the ride. 
November 15, 2016 by Uvah
Yesterday Win 10 updated itself. New feature added plus a cumulative update a d a security update. Hours it took to download. So I put my laptop to sleep for the night figuring the download would proceed. It did. Woke it up and for some time it was stuck on 8% install for the new feature. Finally the install happen. And do did Windows. Working on updates.....from seven am to noon time to finish working on updates. Then rin disk cleanup to remove all...all of the left overs. I gained 19 gigs on t...
April 17, 2016 by Uvah
Apple's QuickTime isn't being patched according to the article. I know its on Win7 but not on 8.1 or 10. The Department of Homeland Security urges those who have it to uninstall it due to security flaws.
December 16, 2015 by Uvah
Just did a successful install of Windows 10 on a separate partition, got the dual boot. Now I'm trying to istall start 10, WB10 and Objectdock, but they keep failing. I'm told the product key is invalid and that through an offline activation. Neither one will activate with email and product key. 
November 22, 2015 by Uvah
I read the article, wasn't too impressed simply because MS continues to pull all kinds of BS without telling anyone. Don't mind the repetition in the article, just scroll down to the last paragraph.
September 17, 2015 by Uvah
So I'm looking for ways to disable the charms bar in 8.1 and I came across a few things. One is a registry hack which I am loath to do because all it does is disable the hot corners. Slide along the edge and it'll come back. That's not a solution. I can disable the two hot corners, top left and right, through task bar properties but again...not a real solution. What I'd like to do is get rid of it, period. Winearo has an app called a charms killer which effectively takes it out b...
August 26, 2015 by Uvah
Auto updates worked fine for a while until today. There were 68 updates and it was stuck on number 41 for over two hours! Hell with that. I forced a shut down, restarted and the updates went through anyway. No fuss no bother. Then I changed the settings. Updates will download but I'll decide if they get installed. Shades of Win 10......
August 15, 2015 by Uvah
Hi folks,

I'm getting back into stuff a little at a time and I was wondering. Does anyone still use SMX?


July 27, 2015 by Uvah
Seems the backlash worked. Remains to be seen though.
May 20, 2014 by Uvah
Went to MalwareBytes website and read some of the forum posts. No help there. Uninstalled Mbam and downloaded a new one for a clean install. After the uninstall using ASC's uninstaller which takes out left over files did a reboot and installed Mbam. Ran it and the same thing happened. Back to the website where another post says to delete rules.ref. So I did that and tried again to run Mbam. No help there either. Did three online scans with TrendMicro, Kaspersky and Bit Defender and all came ...
April 26, 2014 by Uvah
Sitting at CrossRoads I asked a friend why he didn't bring his laptop with him. He told me it froze. I asked what happened and he said "I went to an adult site". Duh......most likely he got nailed with a virus that took out his system. Anyway...he'd like to know what he can do about it and I told him I have no experience with MacBooks. He has no recovery disk nor any backups and hasn't a clue as to how to get it back. Any suggestions? 
April 17, 2014 by Uvah
Bought DVD-RW discs for additional backups. My laptop has a DVD-RW drive and I checked with device manager and it says its working properly. I checked online for a driver update and it came back that the latest driver is already installed. I put a disc in it and first it didn't see it. After several tries it finally saw the disc and I was able to copy the installer packages I saved as backups. Then when I tried to copy other folders it came back saying the drive is a CD-ROM and not re-writab...
October 18, 2013 by Uvah
This just started. On the start screen when apps are clicked nothing will open. Not apps or Netflix or videos...nothing. Please help.
October 4, 2013 by Uvah
I remember some time ago reading an article about how to fix and/or get rid of dead pixels on the screen. I've got a couple, not a big deal as its barely noticable but was wondering if there is still a fix or it.