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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....
March 8, 2017 by Uvah
Recently updated Flash player for Chrome because the plugins would not load and that temporarily fixed the problem. Now its doing the same thing. Using TinyPic for image hosting instead of photobucket (too much of a hassle getting it work right). Installed FireFox and it loads the plugin on TinyPic but not here. Chrome won't load any plugins at all. Both the browse for preview and file are blank, no plugin loaded. What the blank can I do to correct this. No sense making skins if I can't ...
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...
November 12, 2016 by Uvah
While organizing files and stuff, clearing space on my hard drive and sending some stuff to my backup HD, my system began to slow down to nearly a crawl. I thought perhaps it was ASC as I recently upgraded to the latest version. Turns out that was not the case. Opening explorer became a pain, almost a full minute to open. So...long story longer...I did a system restore from a backup system image. An hour goes by. System restore completes and restarts...and restarts again after claiming it had en...
June 9, 2016 by Uvah
Lately, more like several months, I've been using Win 10. Despite the fact that I had, past tense, Win 8.1 on my laptop. I no longer do. I have been doing everything on Win 10 now and completely forgot about 8.1 so...I 86'd it. Gained almost 400 gb in the process too. All the proggies I used on Win 8.1 I have on 10 plus I have multiple backups, all external. I guess you could say I succumbed to the inevitable...kinda sorta. Lol
May 4, 2016 by Uvah
I have God Mode and this could be trouble.
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.
March 29, 2016 by Uvah
The article said it does not install any software on its own and it has a just minted Digi-Cert SHA256 certificate MS hasn't seen before. Also it can be used easily by non experienced users to prevent the upgrade. YMMV
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.
October 6, 2015 by Uvah
After a couple of months saving up I finally got a 1TB Seagate backup for my laptop. Right now I'm doing a full system backup, a little over two hours to complete. It wasn't expensive, 74.00(USD), but its a lot on a fixed income. Fortunately all my bills are current, up to date, no arrears. I make sure all of that happens before anything else. So now no more worries. I'm using EaseUS ToDo for the backup. To me that's one big relief. 
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?