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  1. Good links pondus. I still use a dumb phone/flip phone with an extremely limited minutes plan. I'm able to transact business and family and friend's matters without tethering myself to being constantly available/attached. Smart phones in some cases are attractive, ingenious devices and for some (I suspect very few) essential. I'm sure I could find pleasure from one but for me the cost ($, privacy and being tethered) is too high. I guess I'm an old fuddy duddy.
  2. @1PW -- double *rasberry*. hehee. @Ron -- it's what you get used to I guess. I've lived mostly in colder climates. I spent some time in Kentucky for a bit in the winter and we had a few inches of snow. Natives driving in it -- wow. During the day I walked through the city with a flannel shirt on. It was in the low thirties. The natives were bundled up like they were in CWB territory.
  3. I'm tired of the joys of raking my roof..Hmmm, how do I explain this charge to my better half???
  4. You're right. There is reduced response on the weekend. The following two threads (and the MANUAL) should give you a good start with understanding on how MBAM responds to PUPs/PUMs. https://forums.malwarebytes.org/index.php?/topic/144290-should-mbam-pro-detect-pups-during-downloads/#entry803653 https://forums.malwarebytes.org/index.php?/topic/157895-real-time-protection-ineffective/?hl=%2Brealtime+%2Bprotection+%2Bpups [ Post # 10 , by daledoc1, in particular ]
  5. business/endpoint test... site : http://passmark.com/benchmark-reports/ pdf : http://passmark.com/ftp/totalsecuritysuites-jan2015.pdf i'd like to see current consumer based testing...
  6. I had looked into this in the past. The following thread is oldish but until staff chimes in and gives us a more current answer it should help to allay any worries anyone might have. https://forums.malwarebytes.org/index.php?/topic/97871-why-does-mbam-service-keep-dialing-out/
  7. Cool find Mark. =) Mangini is teaching in clinics worldwide. It'd be fun to see her at one! http://www.rockoverdose.gr/news_details.php?id=35382
  8. Your described reaction to the JB concert tugged the oldie from deep memory. Fletcher Henderson was an interesting guy. Amongst other things, he had a role in developing Swing and also was known for allowing soloists plenty of room to display their talents. Armstrong played with him for a bit.
  9. That kid has a good start and looks to be having a ball. :-) He sure ain't Lazy.
  10. W7 ended mainstream support on 1/13/15. Important to note -- W7 will still receive security updates and remain at its next stage, extended support, through 1/14/2020. http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/lifecycle http://support.microsoft.com/gp/lifepolicy
  11. As posters have mentioned, Microsoft has significantly improved IE's security and performance. I don't use it because it lacks a particular add-on which I depend upon. A couple of reasons 'others' have came to mind. 'Others' hate IE for the same reasons 'others' hate Microsoft. (Hate is the operative word here.) Our interaction with computers and the net is an intimate one whether it be for business or pleasure. Most of how all that transpires is beyond a typical user's comprehension. When problems inevitably arise, whether self-induced or not, 'others' look to find someone or something to blame. Microsoft is a huge, easy to find target. They're still the big dog in town. There's also many 'others' who hate them just because they are big and successful. It's far easier to enviously diminish accomplishment than to exert oneself to achieve. There's an expensive price to pay for that thinking. Despite the many errors Microsoft has committed and will commit, whether with the "hated" IE or something else, as a consequence of its efforts to be profitable it has been a huge plus to humanity's quality of life. They've frustrated me, angered me, and made me pull out what little hair I have left. But hate IE? Nope. I'll leave that to 'others'. I might at some point in the near future go to a different OS, but I still respect the big dog.
  12. Good to hear you worked it out and everyone got to learn a thing or two. :-)
  13. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U5Iv9q9QI1g
  14. Did you try the Flash uninstall instructions before reinstall? http://helpx.adobe.com/flash-player/kb/uninstall-flash-player-windows.html#
  15. Novice computer users are the ones who shouldn't be presented with playful and silly attributes in their security programs. They need to be made clear (without inducing paranoia) how hazardous the net can be even with MBAM combined with an AV. Internal and/or external links in the GUI should point to thorough explanations of the program's workings and to documentation which explain the virtues and strategies of safe hex. Encourage and teach users how to be active participants in their own net well-being. Playful and silly attributes subtly imply a 'don't worry be happy, we've got you covered' assurance from the program. That breeds complacency and dependency.
  16. Browser -- allow mixed content insecure/secure and flash NoScript -- allow thespykiller....
  17. Cheers to all the regulars who get MBAM working, clean infected machines, get broken/limping machines working, advise on all things computer. There's too many of you to individually identify. Your benevolence is inspirational. You've made people's lives better along with your own. Happy Holidays to you and yours.
  18. Released 19 Dec. 2014 : http://www.kb.cert.org/vuls/id/561444
  19. *Some* HP laptops have what they call Minimized Image Recovery: http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c02638587&tmp_task=useCategory&cc=us&dlc=en〈=en&lc=en&product=5051461#N108 http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?cc=us&lc=en&docname=c01867418#N452 I've successfully used it in the past. I'm no expert, just a home user. Check your recovery manager to see if it's available. Also, another thought, you might be able to get disks from HP. If you decide to reinstall (don't know your original OS), whatever the method, add to your prep knowledge at HP and especially at sevenforums.com (you can link from there to different Windows OS). Good Luck.
  20. You can further restrict the standard account(s) by using Windows Parental Controls. http://www.mechbgon.com/srp/
  21. Thank you, pondus. Good to hear there's been some progress.
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