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Open Forum 5/4/11

Post by wd » May 4th, 2011, 4:00 pm

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Post by wd » May 4th, 2011, 7:13 pm

Ed
he can use screen saver with password
he also needs to set a password for his user ID
also when he walks away he can lock it up
hold down the windows icon key + hit the L key and it will lock his system and will require a password to get back on and is better than the screen saver password

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Post by wd » May 4th, 2011, 7:21 pm

mack's call sounds infected
if on xp home then he needs to go to control panel and users and check his rights if it says administrator then
he can probably only get to the admin account by booting to safe mode
he shud boot to safe mode
log in as administrator (no password) unless he changed it
then see if he can get to
http://www.eset.com and do an online scan
he is only running malwarre stuff not full AV stuff

worse case he may have to do an xp repair

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Post by wd » May 4th, 2011, 7:26 pm

deniese needs to check ie9 much better but if on xp u can't use 9 and chrome wud be better than firefox
all of them having a learning curve
and all of them still require safe surfing

George on cookies
http://www.macromedia.com/support/docum ... tml#117502 u can use the tabs in there to manage flash to not store stuff

in IE
internet options
privacy
and set cookies to prompt
you can check always allow or block :)
the only cookies u really need are like ur bank /mickeysoft/ sites u know .....going to unknow sites i wud block and if u stop one by accident u can always go back and allow it

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Re: Open Forum 5/4/11

Post by wd » May 4th, 2011, 7:33 pm

JJ
if he is going down during major rain he may need the cable checked from the box to the house
i had that prob and they had to replace it from the road
checking the line does not work if they show up after everything dried up .....guy was here multiple times then it would rain and go down again
took multiple calls for them to realize it only happened when it was raining
turned out ground hogs like cable insulation lol

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Post by wd » May 4th, 2011, 7:41 pm

john
does he have all the latest hp updates for that laptop
there is almost always a program that goes to HP to check for that system
and does he have all the windows updates
and the driver update for the video card
reason for this is if windows did an update that required hp etc to catch up make sure that's not the issue
AND windows power settings for sleep etc HAVE NEVER worked 100%

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Re: Open Forum 5/4/11

Post by Irabbit » May 4th, 2011, 8:16 pm

Chrome vs Firefox
I tried Chrome and did not like it because I could not find a way to keep cookies I wanted and get rid of everything else. When I set Chrome to delete cookies on close it deleted everything not just the new ones that were acquired during that session. In Firefox I can accept the cookies I want and then set it to delete cookies on close which will only delete the ones from the last session. Perhaps I did not have the correct settings for Chrome to be able to keep some and get rid of all others. I have uninstalled Chrome and gone back to Firefox but would like to give Chrome another chance. How do you keep some and get rid of, or block, all others?

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Re: Open Forum 5/4/11

Post by wd » May 4th, 2011, 8:26 pm

the version i am using has an exception list u might want to check it out
To control how cookies should be handled for a few specific sites or domains, click Manage exceptions. To add a rule in the Cookie and Site Data Exceptions dialog that appears, follow these steps:

Click the "Add a new exception pattern" field and enter the domain name for which you want to create an exception.
To create exceptions for an entire domain, insert [*.] before the domain name (e.g. [*.]google.com).
You can also specify an IP address, an IPv6 address, or a non-http URL.
Use the menu to choose whether the site can set cookies. If you select Session only, its cookies are deleted every time you close your browser.
You can also edit or remove exceptions using this dialog.

i use ie9 and it's working great for me

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