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  1. what benefit is derived from adding to the length of time before a new def makes its way onto a user's machine?


    All for personal preference myself. That being said. I used to set all machines I sold MBAM to set for realtime updates. Then came  the April 15 bad database update. It was on the server from the info I read for 8 minutes. Need less to say The next  3 days I had over 100 computers in my shop with issues.  The only ones that were not affected are the ones that were powered off or not set on realtime. In my humble opinion hourly gives Malwarebytes a chance to catch any issues before in most cases before the next update.

  2. The manufacturer specifically states that it does not contain any spyware or adware or any other kind of malware .



    Just love when vendors claim this and here comes the extras ;)


    NOT IMPLYING this program has any. It did not...

  3. Anyhow - if, say, I had to re-install Windows (because I mis-followed some malware removal instructions, and now I'm stuck in a windows update feedback loop)


    Is this a problem you have now?


    If not, I recommend Macrium Reflect Free.




    Or you can use the built in to windows tool.




    Personally I like Macrium. You have much more control of your images.

  4. Thanx for that TidBit Porthos.


    Whether planex will need SP1a will depend on what he is using to install Windows XP.  Is it Windows XP Gold or is it Windows XP SP1 ?

    If it is Windows XP Gold (first distribution, no service packs) then planex will need SP1a

     Even with SP! you need 1a to skip 2.



    To make sure that your installation is successful, follow these steps to check the status of your computer:

    1. Windows XP Service Pack 3 (SP3) can be applied only on a 32-bit version of Windows. To determine whether your system is 32-bit or 64-bit, click the following article number to go to the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
      827218 How to determine whether a computer is running a 32-bit version or 64-bit version of the Windows operating system
    2. Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2) or Windows XP Service Pack 1a (SP1a) must already be installed before you install Windows XP Service Pack 3 (SP3). To determine which service pack is currently installed on your computer, click "here". To install previous Windows XP service packs, use one of the following options:
      • Click here to download Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2).
      • Click here to download Windows XP Service Pack 1a (SP1a).
    3. To install Windows XP Service Pack 3 (SP3), use one of the following options:
      • Click here for the steps to fix the problem automatically.
      • Click here to download and install Windows XP SP3 manually.
      • Click here to order Windows XP SP3 on a CD.

  5. This will help you do it with a registry fix.




    Use it all the time.


    Add "Take Ownership" to Explorer Right-Click Menu in Win 7 or Vista

    Taking ownership of system files or folders in Windows 7 or Vista is not a simple task. Whether you use the GUI or the command line, it takes far too many steps.

    Thankfully somebody created a registry hack that will give you a menu item for “Take Ownership” that will handle all the steps for you.  (If you are the person that originally made this script, let me know and I’ll give you credit)

    Here’s what the new right-click menu will look like after installing this registry hack.



    Download and unzip the files contained in the zipfile. Double-click the InstallTakeOwnership.reg file and click through the prompts. No reboot necessary.



    Double-click the RemoveTakeOwnership.reg file and click through the prompts. No reboot necessary.

  6.    DETECTION    C:\Program Files\AntiToolbar\LZMA.EXE    Rogue.AntiToolbar    QUARANTINE
       DETECTION    C:\Program Files\AntiToolbar\ProtectorUpdater.exe    Rogue.AntiToolbar    QUARANTINE






    Wanted to test and MBAM blocked it.




    See Comments

  7. Like it was explained. Ill try it in another way. Ask conduit ect. ARE LEGIT programs. And they can be avoided VERY easily by watching the PRE CHECKED installs BUNDLED with 95% of all programs on the net and UNCKECK them. MBAM CANT Just remove LEGITIMATE Software from a computer that was installed with your consent ( you gave consent when you FAILED to read and UNCHECK those checks) .If a company did that to my legitimate software no matter how I choose to distribute it, They would be in court so fast it would not be funny.

  8. that whomever you took the drive to was rather unscrupulous as well to charge you that much. There was nothing wrong with your data and it was not deleted. Simply slaving the drive to another working computer anyone could have copied the files over to another drive. There was no "data recovery" required, it was due to files from the Operating System that were accidentally flagged and removed.

    I would agree. I would never let those clowns get within 100 miles of my computer again. I would probably call them and get them to make that right with the cost and prove exactly what the did to warrant that kind of cost. I would make them squirm.

  9. Posted Today, 08:38 AM
    I really AM CONFUSED on how this whole help assistance takes place...and I appreciate YOUR HELP to clarify what is going on and what I have to do next....wait ? or do I need to BUMP......OR WHAT ?

    All the fixing will happen with gringo. All the helpers are Volunteers and help different people on sometimes on several different support forums. It can take 24- 48 hours between replies at times.

    told me she got help in a FEW MINUTES and she kept doing what the expert said, and her problems were FIXED in just a day

    Got very lucky considering the workload the helpers have.

  10. I would not use it.

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