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  1. It does seem odd that you have to manually go to the Malwarebytes site to download v3, it is not yet being pushed out as an automatic update to v2 users. It's as if they knew it was not ready for general release yet and didn't want to risk upsetting existing users. There seems to be still too many issues with it to be a fully finished application. https://forums.malwarebytes.org/forum/41-malwarebytes-30/ I'll wait till its a bit more polished and the v2 upgrades itself to v3. TBH I'm not sure about this major change. I use MBAM (free) to scan for malware once a week, I don't have it constantly monitoring. I do have MBAE (free) monitoring but believe that this will only be available in the paid for version of MBAM v3. (or as a standalone beta version). Do I need, or even want, MBAM to suddenly become another anti-virus? Llike I say I'm going to wait until it is pushed out as an update, see what resources it uses, and then decide if I still want it installed.
  2. Save and Win10 puts it in the download folder as a .exe Double click the .exe to install. The .exe will delete itself from the download folder so save it somewhere else first if you want to keep it. (I'm talking free version here).
  3. Just to jump in here with a thought, When you say they are 'removed' do you mean that the images are deleted from the folder? Or do you mean that they are still there but Windows stops displaying them? If it's the latter: I've come across the situation with Win 10 aniversary and later where images are not being shown on the lock screen or screensaver. It doesn't affect everyone, just a few machines. (I've seen it reported about a dozen times). The Win10 aniversary update changed a few things with desktop and background screens and it seems to have introduced a 'glitch' somewhere in the registry. Usually changing the screensaver timer settings, saving them, and then changing them back and saving them again clears up the glitch and the images are displayed again.
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    Well fair enough, I do live close to Sellafield. And my online name does come from the fact that I used to be a CAD draughtsman/designer doing work for the nuclear site. BTW- the twin cooling towers at Calder hall came down in September 2007. I have a story about that, I knew the lads working for the Yorkshire demolition company that cleared them out, did all the hole drilling and placed the explosives. After they had done all the hard work they were told to remove the explosives, and an American company came in, re-placed the explosives, pressed the button, and took all the credit.. The Yorkshire lads were not happy.
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    Oops, It's hat eating time. That's Springfield not Sellafield. Just ask for Homer Simpson.
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    I'm still a newbie here, despite what my status says, but hope you all recognise this one.
  7. It's a Windows problem with the insider builds. Insider builds are pre-release 'beta' versions of Windows 10 and so it is expected that they will have some problems. https://forum.piriform.com/index.php?showtopic=47334&p=277955
  8. Firefox just updated itself to v50.0 on my machine. No warning, it didn't even ask if I wanted to. (Always has done in the past). I launched FFx from the taskbar and it flashed up a box saying "Updating FireFox" or something like that and then loaded the release notes in a tab. https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/50.0/releasenotes/ EDIT. Checking the Options>Advanced I found that 'Automaticaly Install Updates' had been selected. (Along with 'Use a background service..' and 'Automatically update search engines'). I certainly had not selected these settings, I always have 'Notify me but let me choose when to update' selected in all my software. (And I did not have the other 2 enabled either). Looking about on the web I see it's not the first time that FFx has changed settings like this on its own without warning users. If you have v49.# installed you might want to check these settings - if you get chance before it updates itself to v50.
  9. Error 0x80041002 is often an indication of a corrupt WMI repository. Speccy reads the WMI to collect data to display. Try the Microsoft hotfix: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/2465990 PS. this thread was 6 years old, it might have been better to start a new one.
  10. You can install the older version without first removing the newer one. I was wondering about this as well last week, so I tried it and just ran the installer for v5.22. It overwrote v5.23 without any problems. (Of course I now get pop-ups telling me a newer version is available) EDIT. For interest I just tried it with v5.09 (the oldest I have saved) and that also overwrote v5.22 and runs OK. (I'll just go and put v5.22 back now).
  11. Those are all system files used by the Win 10 OS. You can clear them https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/instantanswers/8fef4121-711b-4be1-996f-99e02c7301c2/disk-cleanup-in-windows-10 but they will be automatically recreated again by Windows.
  12. Build 14951 is the latest Win10 build on the insider "fast-ring", released 2 days ago. These fast-ring builds are essentially beta test versions and always have some known bugs, and others that are not known. That's the whole point, to get the fast-ring insiders to test them and find the bugs. I'm not saying that this is your problem here, but bear in mind that as long as you are using fast-ring builds you can expect some things not to work properly. If its a work computer, or it's important that it works correctly, then you should use the fully RTM version of Windows 10 and not the fast-ring beta builds. If you still want to stay ahead of the market and get new features first , then consider switching to the slow-ring. This get's the builds a couple of weeks later, by which time some of the bugs will have been corrected. More about insider rings: http://www.windowscentral.com/all-you-need-know-about-windows-insider-rings Known issues with build 14951 include clashes with some AV's, sketchpad will crash randomly, and some Windows Apps will not let you sign in. There will be other issues that have not been found yet. http://www.windowscentral.com/heres-whats-been-fixed-and-whats-broken-windows-10-build-14951
  13. But when someone is getting one to one help to clean their PC of malware both JRT and ADW are usually involved in the process.
  14. Ah, but you want them to come back with "0 threats". If they keep finding things then you are doing something wrong when browsing/downloading. (Or you previous AV was no good). It's like home insurance, you hope it's never needed, and wonder why you have it when you never seem to need to claim, but you would be daft not to have it.
  15. I have heard of gemsys; it's a geophys equipment manufacturer/supplier for doing ground surveys. Used by developers to survey building sites, and also by archaeologists. As hazelnut says it's specialist stuff, the software will be bespoke, contact the company. (You might get some help on using it at some of the dedicated CAD forums. Try cadtutor.com there's lots of members there who do groundwork stuff, the ones who use gemsys are probably in the USA so as you are in Canada it will most llikely be the same version) .
  16. Sounds dangerous to me. 100% faster to delete the duplicate file from which location? Usually programmes that make you go slowly are written like that for a reason - to make you think what you are/may be doing before you make a mistake. (And in this case delete the wrong copy).
  17. You could try closing the browser and running a nifty little program called CCleaner to clear out all the cookies and stuff that have accumulated during your browsing session, that usually speeds things up again. LOL.
  18. Because Windows is creating temporary files all the time. You clean/delete them and Windows just recreates them again as empty files waiting to be filled.
  19. I don't use Chrome, I use Firefox but the solution is the same. On the 'Applications' tab of Ccleaner uncheck the 'Saved Passwords' option.
  20. I recall that this was noticed when this forum announced the change from http to https and asked us all to change our bookmarks if necessary. I reported at the time that even though my bookmark still said http, Firefox automatically changed this to https when I clicked the bookmark. I tried this with various other bookmarks and they all did the same. Others, including mta, confirmed that they were seeing the same with FFx when using bookmarks. Maybe the ones that are not changing automatically are not configured correctly? (or don't have a https version yet?). Or it could be that if you are following a link, or typing directly into the address bar, then FFx does not make the substitution?
  21. It's their 'instant ink' thing. The cartridge tells the printer it's running out, and the printer phones home to order a new one. So even if you are not signed up to it they know your cartridge is empty.
  22. Is the answer to make manufactures of IoT devices more responsible for the security of the 'things' that they put out there? They wouldn't get away with selling something that was electrically unsafe, there are laws in (almost) every country against that. So why should they be able to provide stuff that is internet unsafe? Looks like a case for adding internet safety into existing product safety legislation? Probably be a nightmare to legislate for and enforce though. PS Do you realy need your fridge to be able to 'talk' to your washing machine?
  23. Do you have a link to where you saw this?
  24. If you know that there are only a few fragmented files then- Analyse View files Select all Defrag selected Takes minutes to do. OK you have defragged the files not the full drive. so what, you won't notice any performance difference.
  25. If you don't have backups of the files then depending on just what ransomware/malware has been used to encrypt the files then you may be able to get them back, with help. I suggest that you go to one of the specialist FREE malware removal sites, such as the MalwareByres forum, There are other malware removal sites as well; see item 10 here for a list: https://forum.piriform.com/index.php?showannouncement=15&f=4 If you go to that Malwarebytes link the read the 4th post down " I'm infected - What do I do now?" to get you going. If/when you post tell them about the encrypted files. If you register at one of those they may be able to unencrypt the files for you, and more importantly they can give FREE one-to-one help with cleaning any and all malware from your computer. You will get one-to-one help from one of their malware removal experts who will ask you to run a couple of programmes to see what is infecting you PC, and then customise one or more removal programmes to get rid of just what it is you have been infected with. (You can look at some of the other threads there to see how it works, but don't use any of the removal programmes in them. They have been written for that specific user/problem).
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