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I recently reported that MS is giving Win8.1pro like me free Defender since last July. The Update on 23rd February crashed my screen resolution. Can...
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"...end the offending process, make a copy or the file, or just release..." Probably should be "...end the offending process, make a copy of the file...
Comment by Ryan James on 10 Free Windows Troubleshooting Tools (March 1, 2024 05:54 PM)
I am amending my above comment. I tried downloading Unlocker through FileHippo and received another security warning. I then tried Major Geeks and was...
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When I tried your link for unlocker, I first had a "suspicious" alert by Bitdefender. I clicked continue anyway and then received an error page. I Goo...
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When I go to the "Unlocker" link, it seems to be only available via a donation - the other download links are all broken....
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WARNING: Especially as Bob's article deals with physical problems with our desktops, etc. Half way through last year I was surprised to see MS Defen...
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Comment by Randi Byrd on Computer Problem? Test and Fix it Yourself (February 27, 2024 06:32 PM)
I have been a fan for ages but with multiple sclerosis with vision difficulties(tip of the ice berg) (All the movement also sparks migraine); it is ex...
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The comments about SSD failures are spot on. Of course I did not mean to imply that backups will no longer be necessary....

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