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Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 14-10-2014, 21:18
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Posted By amyawake
I'm glad it's not just me who found that post not...

I'm glad it's not just me who found that post not exactly easy to understand. I guess the mistake made is that what is clear to someone advanced is NOT to a novice so this needs to be borne in mind...
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 14-10-2014, 00:18
Replies: 30
Views: 1,278
Posted By amyawake
Thanks for this reply - appreciated. :)

Thanks for this reply - appreciated. :)
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 13-10-2014, 13:47
Replies: 30
Views: 1,278
Posted By amyawake
Right...so I'm guessing that to transfer these...

Right...so I'm guessing that to transfer these updates to ext HD you do not follow the standard backup and restore instructions e.g. "set up back up"? Do you know how these updates are set up to...
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 13-10-2014, 13:39
Replies: 30
Views: 1,278
Posted By amyawake
Yes I understand that. I was asking how do I...

Yes I understand that. I was asking how do I check what has been transferred to the repair disc (someone suggested doing this) - is it 'back up and restore'? I don't know the procedure for this. ...
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 13-10-2014, 13:32
Replies: 30
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Posted By amyawake
Stig - first I have to make sense of the advice...

Stig - first I have to make sense of the advice before I can follow it... You seem not to understand the situation with us novices - for me it is like driving blind so I need to ensure I understand...
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 13-10-2014, 13:29
Replies: 30
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Posted By amyawake
I understand about the regular updates but not...

I understand about the regular updates but not how this affects updating the ext HD. Do I need to keep inserting the ext HD to laptop and getting the updates transferred regularly?
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 13-10-2014, 13:25
Replies: 30
Views: 1,278
Posted By amyawake
Thanks - that's what I needed to know. You have...

Thanks - that's what I needed to know. You have said it clearly enough for me to understand.
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 12-10-2014, 20:35
Replies: 30
Views: 1,278
Posted By amyawake
Sorry for sounding dumb but can this be spelt out...

Sorry for sounding dumb but can this be spelt out more simply please? I create the disc and THEN rerun the backup system onto the external HD? Not use them both together simultaneously?
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 12-10-2014, 20:11
Replies: 30
Views: 1,278
Posted By amyawake
I can't see how an external HD fits into these...

I can't see how an external HD fits into these replies. I was told it is better than a disc. It cost me almost 40 - is it not used in this back up procedure? Do you use both ext. HD and the...
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 12-10-2014, 18:58
Replies: 30
Views: 1,278
Posted By amyawake
A friend made 4 recovery discs for my laptop when...

A friend made 4 recovery discs for my laptop when I first got it - almost 3 years ago. I guess I can't use these?

Do I then need to buy a blank DVD "with an operating system" on it? What is it...
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 12-10-2014, 17:59
Replies: 30
Views: 1,278
Posted By amyawake
Back Up for Windows 7

I am a bit of a novice but thought it would be relatively simple to do a back up for windows 7. I have written down the online instructions for this. However, as I started to proceed (i.e. plugged...
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 12-10-2014, 16:04
Replies: 58
Views: 2,974
Posted By amyawake
Several here have recommended Avast home edition,...

Several here have recommended Avast home edition, none have mentioned Avira. So Avast is not user-friendly i.e. can see what sites it goes to that are dubious?

I will take your advice then and do...
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 12-10-2014, 15:00
Replies: 58
Views: 2,974
Posted By amyawake
I would still like to know the advantage of...

I would still like to know the advantage of having Avast home edition AV over McAfee which I currently have. As mentioned, I like the green tick system whereby you can see dubious sites by the tick...
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 12-10-2014, 14:56
Replies: 58
Views: 2,974
Posted By amyawake
Thanks spiney2 - you say you are unclear as to...

Thanks spiney2 - you say you are unclear as to what the mod has done. It is mentioned in the OP....and no, I am far from being in panic mode. Just wanted to cover my back in case, that's all (since...
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 12-10-2014, 10:44
Replies: 58
Views: 2,974
Posted By amyawake
Thanks for your reply chrisjr. Another thing...

Thanks for your reply chrisjr. Another thing that was said about the mod is that he placed a bot to track the hacker. Is that legal?
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 12-10-2014, 00:49
Replies: 58
Views: 2,974
Posted By amyawake
Just had a response from the computer person who...

Just had a response from the computer person who knows the mod (supposed hacker of someone's HD by leaving a symbol on it to detect the troll on his chat room).

He says that adobeflash officially...
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 12-10-2014, 00:48
Replies: 58
Views: 2,974
Posted By amyawake
Re. ditching McAfee for Avast home edition (said...

Re. ditching McAfee for Avast home edition (said to be better by some of you here). Thing is, I can see at a glance with McAfee if a site is kosher or not by whether or not the green tick remains...
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 12-10-2014, 00:45
Replies: 58
Views: 2,974
Posted By amyawake
spiney2 - you say the drive sentry prevents...

spiney2 - you say the drive sentry prevents accessing programmes on HD (unless on "whitelist") but I thought disabling remote assistance does this - which I have done.

Thanks for your info. Some of...
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 07-10-2014, 19:14
Replies: 58
Views: 2,974
Posted By amyawake
Thanks gother...so avast home edition is also...

Thanks gother...so avast home edition is also compatible with malwarebytes I assume? Installing malwarebytes was a nightmare, i.e. avoiding the premium version etc. I managed to finally get the...
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 07-10-2014, 16:58
Replies: 58
Views: 2,974
Posted By amyawake
Thanks for these further posts. So it seems this...

Thanks for these further posts. So it seems this computer person was misinformed by the mod as to what he did then. Bit surprising that the computer person didn't sus it was BS then.

I have...
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 07-10-2014, 12:06
Replies: 58
Views: 2,974
Posted By amyawake
Re: odd behaviour denoting possibly being hacked....

Re: odd behaviour denoting possibly being hacked. Lately I have noticed that sometimes when I use my hotmail email account, when I click on something it will occasionally go to iplayer (BBC).... -...
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 07-10-2014, 11:52
Replies: 58
Views: 2,974
Posted By amyawake
Thanks for this post. Yes I do scan regularly...

Thanks for this post. Yes I do scan regularly with Malwarebytes - about once a week, sometimes once a fortnight. Is that often enough? Am online a lot, i.e. daily for quite a bit. Avast has been...
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 07-10-2014, 11:49
Replies: 58
Views: 2,974
Posted By amyawake
I was given the info that this mod left a symbol...

I was given the info that this mod left a symbol on the troll's hard disc (in order to trace him). It was relayed by someone who knows him who works with computers. So....not paranoid then, huh??? ...
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 07-10-2014, 11:15
Replies: 58
Views: 2,974
Posted By amyawake
Thanks for all your...

Thanks for all your replies...appreciated.

Gother - thanks for the anti viral info. I have adblock and DNT. (Also, as mentioned, McAfee and Malware Bytes). Not sure how much anti viral software I...
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 07-10-2014, 00:30
Replies: 58
Views: 2,974
Posted By amyawake
You say it's unlikely that the mod has accessed...

You say it's unlikely that the mod has accessed my hard drive but, I gave an example of how he did just that to catch a troll.
Yeah, I get that he would not go that far maybe but would like to know...
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