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JustDave

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  1. Ha! Other men are wondering exactly how far back the thumb goes.
  2. In keeping with titou's swine reference, above...
  3. "Make me one with everything" said the errant Buddhist to the hotdog vendor.
  4. Ted - Ha! I tell the same joke about Alabama. (My family's from there so it's okay if I tell Alabama jokes. Actually, I have some relatives that prove many of the jokes aren't really too far-fetched at all. :razz: )
  5. I like escalators because an escalator can never break, it can only become stairs. There would never be an "Escalator Temporarily Out of Order" sign, only an "Escalator Temporarily Stairs" sign. -Mitch Hedberg
  6. The old prospector came out of his mine to see a cowboy sitting on the porch of his shack next to his dog. Prospector: Hey now! What're you doing there! Cowboy: Just talking to your dog. Prospector: : "Ha. That dog don't talk." Cowboy: "Hey dog, how's it going?" Dog: "Doin' all right." Prospector: (Look of shock!) Cowboy: "Is this prospector your owner?", pointing to the Prospector. Dog: "Yep." Cowboy: "How's he treating you?" Dog: "Pretty good. I guard the place and feeds me real good and takes me to the lake once a week to play." Prospector: (Dumbfounded) Cowboy: "Mind if I talk to your horse?" Prospector: "Uhhh...the horse don't talk?" Cowboy: "Hey horse, how's it going?" Horse: "It's cool." Prospector: (Jaw hits the dirt!) Cowboy: "Is this your owner?", pointing to the prospector. Horse: "Yep." Cowboy: "How's he treating you?" Horse: "Darned well, thanks for asking. I work real hard, but he brushes me down often and keeps me in a lean-to to protect me from the weather." Prospector: (Look of total amazement) Cowboy: "Mind if I talk to your sheep?" Prospector: "Hell yes I mind! That damned sheep lies!"
  7. A cowboy walks into a bar and orders a whiskey. When the bartender delivers the drink, the cowboy looks around and said, "Well shoot. This place is empty. Where is everybody?" The bartender replies, "They've gone to the hanging." "Hanging? Who are they hanging?" asks the cowboy. "Brown Paper Pete," the bartender says. "What kind of a name is that?" the cowboy asks. "Well," says the bartender, "he wears a brown paper hat, brown paper shirt, brown paper trousers, brown paper chaps, and brown paper boots." "I have to admit, that's mighty peculiar." muses the cowboy. "What are they hanging him for?" "Rustling," says the bartender.
  8. IObit Security 360 OS:Windows XP Version:0.4.0.20 Define Version:1146 Time Elapsed:08/29/2009 10:48:40 PM Objects Scanned:87834 Threats Found:7 |Name|Type|Description|ID| Worm.Dropper, File, C:\WINDOWS\system32\WanPacket.dll, 9-100077 Backdoor.SpyBouncer, File, C:\WINDOWS\system32\wpcap.dll, 9-78159 Worm.Dropper, File, E:\program files\WMR11\WanPacket.dll, 9-100077 Trojan.Dldr, File, E:\program files\Moyea\FLV Downloader\SockHook.dll, 12-1035 Trojan.Dldr, File, E:\program files\Wondershare\Video to DVD Burner\WS_DVDBurner.dll, 12-1035 Trojan.Drop.Agent, File, E:\program files\Kodak\Printer\Center\KodakSvc.exe, 12-551 Dropper.Autoit.PM, File, H:\zUSB Sync Folders\TrueCrypt Vol T\MY PROGRAMS\AutoIt v3\Aut2Exe\AutoItSC.bin, 12-1945 VirusTotal shows all these as being clean.
  9. Another neat little app (for recovery, not prevention) is UnHackMe. My son ended up with a rootkit and an assortment of trojans when his friend's girlfriend "clicked something stupid." I tried all the standard anti-virus and anti-malware apps, online scanners, free rootkit scanners, etc., and nothing would touch it. Likely as not the machine would just freeze. I finally stumbled onto UnHackMe, and it found the rootkit, (hacker defender) cleaned it, then cleaned the trojans. I was so impressed that I bought the roaming version. Free trial. http://www.greatis.com/unhackme/
  10. If you're running XP you might be able to use System Restore to return your PC to the point before you installed ASC.
  11. Neil, The forums are typically for tech support and are staffed mostly by users (like me). Customer service/billing issues aren't handled here. You need to go ahead and pursue a refund through IObit customer service. The IObit FAQ says... How can I cancel my order? I have already paid. For questions about a cancellation, please contact our customer service in writing (by e-mail) and briefly explain why you would like to cancel the order. Your request will be reviewed within 2 business days. We will notify you of the result by e-mail. Any credit will be refunded to your credit card / debit card, if used when ordering, or you will receive a bank transfer or check (USA / Canada). http://www.iobit.com/contact.html I am curious though, does ASC delete the dlls or just unregister them? Does it happen in registry fix or in system optimization? Sounds like the core issue is that right-click doesn't work, so you can't ignore certain values? Good luck with the refund. Dave edit: You may want to edit your post and muddy your email addresses so spammer scanner bots don't add you to their lists.
  12. JustDave

    Dishwashing

    Hi solbjerg, I saw your title, "Dishwashing," and expected some sort of metaphorical essay on the value of the proper rinsing, loading and washing of PCs. Imagine my surprise. :lol: (I'm buying a new dishwasher myself in the next couple of months so I'll have to come back to your post for a reference.) :wink: Dave
  13. Good idea enoskype. I just upgraded to PD2008 and I never thought to test it against AWC2 Pro 2.7. Sheesh. So I figured I'd go ahead and be the guinea pig for the group. I removed the PD2008 registry entries from the ignore file, and then ran AWC2 Pro 2.7 through a scan/repair cycle. PD2008 lived through it. I've run several scan/repair cycles since then with no apparent effect on PD2008. Looks like a "fix" was indeed included in the latest release. Pretty cool. Thanks for the suggestion.
  14. The ignore list is the way to handle it for now. Tim says they'll be tightening that up. See serendipiti's thread here...http://forums.iobit.com/showthread.php?t=714
  15. Hey! I've been stickied! I've never been stickied before...I'm giddy. :-P Guess I'll have to get on the stick and post a revision to include MacPeter's use of a sand-boxed environment for testing. Thanks MacPeter. I'm trying to get up to speed with SandBoxie...pretty cool.
  16. Hey! I've been stickied! I've never been stickied before...I'm giddy. :-P Guess I'll have to get on the stick and post a revision to include MacPeter's use of a sand-boxed environment for testing. Thanks MacPeter. I'm trying to get up to speed with SandBoxie...pretty cool.
  17. Doh! Yeah...Pro version. Sorry. Tim posted the beta version of the standalone registry cleaner in upcoming AWC3 here. It is a beta but has never caused me any problems. Might want to set a restore point first anyway. It gives a little more info as it's scanning...might point to a particular area.
  18. There's a standalone registry cleaner in AWC2 at Tools->Registry Cleaner; that's the one that shows as RegistryCleaner.exe in task manager. You may want to try that one to see what kind of results you get. If it hangs you'll at least be able to see where it hangs.
  19. Does it always hang at the same place? If so, which item? Open Task Manager and run the cleaner, you'll see a process called RegistryCleaner.exe. Does RegistryCleaner.exe still show CPU activity even while it's hung up?
  20. Hi Tros. Glad you got it worked out. Merry Christmas to you and I hope you have a safe holiday.
  21. If you don't find a an obvious culprit in your troubleshooting take enoskype's advice; Dial-a-fix is a pretty nifty little tool. It solved a Windows update problem for me a couple of months ago, and I fixed a friend's machine with it last week. Basically it re-installs standard Windows apps, re-registers dlls, flushes caches, etc. I was wary about it at first, but I've come to trust it.
  22. Tros - You might want to check the dependencies for the system restore service as well to be sure something else isn't turned off. Have you tried restore in safe mode? Press F8 during the boot process, select safe mode, then select restore when given the option. Windows update relies on the background intelligent transfer service...see if that's on. Also...have a look at your event viewer. Start->Run->"eventvwr.msc"->OK. Look for red or yellow splats in the System Tools/Event Viewer/System log. For what it's worth, I'm with solbjerg in that I don't think AWC actually caused all your problems. I personally have AWC Pro running on three machines, and I've recommended it to ten or twelve people and they installed with with nary a hiccup. AWC did appear to cause some problems on my son's machine, but when I dug into the problem I found he'd made some questionable registry tweaks from one of of those "1337" game tweaking support sites. Once I got the registry back to a known good state I had no more problems. I always suspected that one or more of the funky tweaks he had made probably conflicted one of the tweaks AWC made...sort of tipped the boat don't you know. Mind you, I don't know that for sure, and I'm not saying you've done the same thing, or that it's all your fault, just that AWC may be tripping on up already existing, just-below-the-surface type problems.
  23. Tros - Regarding the system restore failure...did you check to see if the system restore service is still running? Click Start, then Run. Enter "services.msc" (without the "") and click OK. Scroll down until you see System Restore Service. Its Status should be "Started" and its Startup Type should be "Automatic." What does yours show?
  24. solbjerg, samr & enoskype: Thanks guys. It's just that so many people really don't understand the risk they're taking when they run a beta. People really need to think twice about it and then take precautions. MacPeter: For what it's worth, I wasn't talking about your specific post. I thought you made reasonable points. If a developer is going to release a beta in order to improve the final product, then that developer must be committed to communicating with and working actively with the community in order to make the whole process bearable. Frankly, with all the major issues with 4.01 I'm surprised Newton, or at least someone from IOBit hasn't been more active. But, just because they don't respond doesn't mean your input is useless; the more data they get the better. I've run 4.01 a couple of times with no problems, but I'm thinking I'm gonna hold off until we hear more about what's going on. By the way...how do you like Sandboxie? I've been thinking about trying it but just haven't gotten around to it.
  25. solbjerg, samr & enoskype: Thanks guys. It's just that so many people really don't understand the risk they're taking when they run a beta. People really need to think twice about it and then take precautions. MacPeter: For what it's worth, I wasn't talking about your specific post. I thought you made reasonable points. If a developer is going to release a beta in order to improve the final product, then that developer must be committed to communicating with and working actively with the community in order to make the whole process bearable. Frankly, with all the major issues with 4.01 I'm surprised Newton, or at least someone from IOBit hasn't been more active. But, just because they don't respond doesn't mean your input is useless; the more data they get the better. I've run 4.01 a couple of times with no problems, but I'm thinking I'm gonna hold off until we hear more about what's going on. By the way...how do you like Sandboxie? I've been thinking about trying it but just haven't gotten around to it.
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