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Entries from October 2008

AV2009 the fake anti-virus

October 30th, 2008 · 4 Comments

Just a quick “blog” to let you all know to watch out for a fake program called AV 2009 that is popping up and appears to be a Windows Security warning. It is a fake and clicking on it installs several pieces of fraud-ware, mal-ware and crap-ware. This particular program and attempt to get on […]

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Tags: Internet · Malware · Security · Trojans · Virus

Removing Duplicate files Part 3

October 27th, 2008 · No Comments

In the previous two editions I wrote about Sync Toy by Microsoft and CloneSpy. In this issue I want to take a look at Duplicate Cleaner by Digital Volcano. I used version 1.2. This first thing that was apparent was a much nicer interface than previous programs I have been using. Once you set the […]

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Tags: Backing up · Software

XP SP-3, HP/Compaq and AMD processor issues

October 20th, 2008 · 1 Comment

I have been getting more than a few emails and phone calls asking if I recommend installing XP’s Service Pack 3. Well, the truth is “sure, maybe!” I have installed it on all machines for my “Home” customers for the last several months with no issues and since the middle of September on most of […]

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Tags: Hardware · Software

More about removing duplicate files

October 13th, 2008 · 1 Comment

In the last edition I told you of how I use SyncToy by Microsoft to keep my data backed up and files coordinated in multiple computers. This however does not help when you have multiple copies of the same file on one computer. In my backing up and reinstalls this past Holiday season I literally […]

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Tags: Backing up

Sycronizing and backing up your data

October 10th, 2008 · No Comments

Over the last Christmas season The Weekly Geek formatted and reinstalled several of his home systems. Of course backing up is a large part of that, unfortunately this meant that many files were duplicated onto the main system used for backing up. I have been using Microsoft’s SyncToy to sync my data from the laptop […]

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Tags: Backing up