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  1. Hmmm thanks. It's a few builds on from that review, but it doesn't exactly fill you with confidence does it. Yet the article that I linked from seems to suggest it wasn't shy in sussing out malware. As you say it's a good concept ... think I'll keep an eye out for further reviews.
  2. Some of you may like to try the scanning software discussed here ... http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/02/08/se...r_shortcomings/. As a 'second opinion' from several AV providers it does what it says on the tin. It's very light weight, cloud based and the scan is extremely quick. Scanning is always free, and there's a 30 day free removal period, but thereafter if you at least get a positive identified you can always find something else to remove it. The two machines I scanned came up clean so I don't think it's something that's going to throw loads of false positives at you.
  3. I think the idea is just to save real-estate - you can fit the same display details into (an admittedly only slightly!) smaller window area. I'm with Corona; mine's 'replaced' by Process Explorer Although I do have a shortcut to a copy of taskmgr.exe in case I want to see the original view.
  4. marmite

    Serious Problems

    If you haven't rebooted after the merge try doing that.
  5. Article on where it might be going ... http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/02/20/open_source_decade/
  6. Agree; I've never had any problems with any version (AFAIK!). Haven't moved onto 6 yet.
  7. Too true. Definitely one case where more is better.
  8. Fair point. I read "all the boxes in the cleaner" to mean the normal cleaner part ... not "all the boxes in the reg integrity checker". Maybe the OP even meant both!
  9. If you use the paid-for version of Reflect it gives you a Reflect recovery boot option using WinPE ... http://www.macrium.com/webhelp/Windows_Boot_Menu.asp ... http://support.macrium.com/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=2155 My desktop PC is configured in this way - something I'd completely forgotten about since I've not had access to that desktop for a while!
  10. It is not Defraggler's job to be aware of every file created by other software that is sensitive to defragmenation. It is an issue with Acronis, not Defraggler. You have the option to exclude the file from Defraggler run for just this sort of scenario.
  11. http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/02/18/fi...ero_day_report/
  12. ANOTHER problem ... download manager itself this time ... http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/02/18/ad...download_peril/
  13. If you search the forums for "empty folder" (with the quotes) you'll see quite a few discussions on this topic
  14. I think the OP is talking about ability to (un)hide entries in the Tools / Uninstall panel.
  15. Hi David, welcome to the forums. Firstly, there's nothing here that tells me CCleaner caused your problem. I say this just as an experienced user, not as a CCleaner fan. Your son used CCleaner. The subsequent reboot failed. But there's no evidence in your post to suggest one caused the other. There's isn't really anything that CCleaner does that might cause such a failure. What exactly makes you think CCleaner might be responsible? As to your boot problem, here's one post where someone has resolved this issue ... http://www.windowsbbs.com/windows-xp/33801..._boot_disk.html How old is the laptop ... could it just be a hard disk failure?
  16. Nice link Dennis. I had a problem once when repartitioning, and I managed to leave the boot record in an inconsistent state. Lost all visibility of the partition but I knew the data was intact. I ended up repairing it with TestDisk, but this utility looks simpler to use. Having sorted out the boot record everything was fine and it looked like new.
  17. ANOTHER update ... http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/02/17/adobe_reader_update/
  18. marmite

    The Buzz

    And another one ... buzzer where art thou? ... http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/02/16/go...z_security_bug/
  19. Not this time. Though I used to have an emergency supply in my desk drawer
  20. Lunch today: mature cheddar cheese sandwiches on fresh Sainsbury's multi-grain bread with pomodorino tomatoes
  21. You could be famous in 2000 years time ... I'm sure they'll have figured out how to get the data off by then
  22. Firstly Tigerllc74 (in case you carry on reading ) I echo Tasgandy's comment in the previous post to this one. I'm still posting because login123 would like to try this, so really in that sense the thread has moved on also. So my subsequent comments are for login123's benefit ... And with sincere respect to the OP's experience, that doesn't mean "it doesn't work". It doesn't mean "it won't work". It just means "it failed for the OP". We still do not know why this failed, which is why it would be a bonus were anyone to demonstrate this isn't always the case - i.e. that potentially it was a one off (because we don't know why it failed). I actually can't find a reference in the thread to a back-up and restore immediately before the nuke. This is important because it pertains to the state and integrity of the hard drive / partitions / MBR immediately before the nuke. So login123 ... I'd be really interested to see the outcome if you were to follow this through!
  23. When I was doing my flash USB test the other day, I didn't overwrite the MBR because I did the restore immediately after the back-up, so I was confident that the existing MBR was fine. But ordinarily I'd probably agree; though it is something I would consider, rather than just doing it habitually.
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