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    LilFlag So, the program is broken and it won't uninstall. No need to freak out, you can remove it manually using regedit and system restore. Determine which folder in the program files the program is installed in. This is the target folder that you want to delete. Next, open regedit, and press F3 to search for that folder. Be sure to include proceeding ... [965 views]

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    LilFlag It's not very often that I am concerned about a virus or malware that is out there, however, having seen the damage that can be done, We are now offering a prevention utility that will help to stop cryptolocker from encrypting your data files. However, please keep in mind that once your system has been compromised, there isn't much you ... [2360 views]

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    OH NO! My CD-DVD Drive has disappeared!!

    LilFlag We see this kind of problem fairly frequently, usually after someone has installed additional CD/DVD burning software to the system, when it already has some. The first symptom people notice is that, suddenly, CD/DVDs won't play when inserted into the drive like they used to, OR, the new CD-burning software can't find the optical drive. When that happens, Confirm that ... [2312 views]

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    LilFlag This page was getting large so was recently converted to a collapsible version with indices to help you find what you're looking for. Please, if you find a link is not working, let us know. These sites have been recommended mostly due to the high quality of the info, interesting handling/nature of the subject matter, and being secure and malware free. ... [3353 views]

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    Computer Systems: Custom-Built Vs. Brand-Name

    LilFlag The Time to decide is now. Can I afford to spend money now and get the best system I can, or do I want save money NOW, and repair my system down the road. Repeatedly. Because, if you knew what was inside that case, you would understand how the price can be so low at Wally-world. The fact is, that ... [1819 views]

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    Troubleshooting Basic Internet Connectivity

    LilFlag To find out where the problem is occurring, one must take a few steps as follows: First - Check basics: Power on, for all connecting equipment? How about the lights on modem and/or router - are they on and showing connected? If the modem is not showing connection lights, call your ISP (Internet Service Provider). As the diagram below shows, ... [1129 views]

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    How to handle Malware

    LilFlag There are 2 Main Methods of attacking the attackers: The first and obvious choice will be discussed at length, Cleaning the system of its infected programs and related files,preserving the data and configuration as much as possible (sometimes additional steps are required, such as correcting issues stemming from the malware removal). The second choice is more extreme, and involves backing up ... [3032 views]

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    Change the way windows lets you logon (ctrl-alt-del).

    LilFlag Tired of the same old logon, click your icon and type a password? Would you like to make windows a little more secure and 'corporate-like'? For Windows XP, follow these steps: Log on to the computer as an administrator. Click Start, click Control Panel, and then double-click User Accounts. Click Change the way users log on or off. Click to select the Use ... [3935 views]


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Updating Cloud Care Plus 2016

The files and procedure you need to update the AVG Cloud Care Plus product. Download the Cloud Care update file from AVG - Click Here. Install the update - Find where you Downloaded the file to your system, then double. . .

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Handling GPT Partitions

What to do when you encounter a HD with GPT partitions. This problem occurs sometimes when a used drive has been installed and the partition happens to be set to GPT (Protected). Windows won't let you. . .

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A form filler saves time typing, and includes encryption of your critical login data. When cruising the web, you are frequently requested to type in some personal information, like login info, your mailing address, or even your credit card. . .

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Thinking about passwords in terms of sets, with a core that varies with the requirements of the site. Are you thinking about creating sets of New passwords or personally upgrading your online security? An old locksmith once informed me, "Locks only keep your. . .

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Troubleshooting Basic Internet Connectivity

Cannot connect to the web? Fix your own network trouble! To find out where the problem is occurring, one must take a few steps as follows: First - Check basics: Power on, for all connecting. . .

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Using CCleaner to check your computer for malware

CCleaner can tune up your PC and help clean it of junkware, malware and viruses. If you haven't seen our tech tip on CCleaner, Click here. That article shows the basics of where to DL the software and initial configuration. . .

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How to reset your BROKEN vista or Win7 Firewall

How to fix MS Windows firewall service. (Cribbed from Microsoft forums) This firewall issue is commonly found on vista and windows 7 (64 BIT OS) NOTE: This FIX requires modifying your registry, replacing. . .

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