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Still messing about with the computer

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Making slow progress. I left a message on the EMC-Dantz Retrospect Forum about needing my license number again. When I had my hard drive replaced, the shop totally deleted all my Retrospect information, possibly as a favor to me, and of course Retrospect now does not recognize the hard drive (different ID). So I need the license number, but the only way to contact support is through their Forum—no email address. Bad show.

In the meantime, using FileHippo I’ve gradually be updating my programs, and when I updated and ran Lavasoft’s Ad-Aware, it found 86 infections (various kinds of spyware, I imagine), and on removing all those, my Firefox’s pause is now gone. In fact, I’ve been able to toggle the browser cache back on, and still it’s working well. So it must have been some spyware thingy, I figure. Knock on wood.

All this takes a lot of time, alas.

Written by Leisureguy

9 January 2009 at 11:42 am

Posted in Daily life, Technology

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  1. That’s good news. You may also want to consider changing any saved, sensitive passwords. If you’re really in a tweaking mood, update your hosts file to avoid spam sites, ad servers, all that nasty pr0n stuff, etc. Your entire internet experience will improve. This is a good source:
    http://www.mvps.org/winhelp2002/hosts.htm

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    EP

    9 January 2009 at 12:49 pm


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