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    Hi Jorge, Yes, those articles do seem to...

    Hi Jorge,

    Yes, those articles do seem to indicate a picture of growth for at least the business segment, though my main focus above was on the consumer segment.

    However, if you know the history...
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    Hi Jorge, Though I agree there will continue...

    Hi Jorge,

    Though I agree there will continue to be a lagging market for 'expandable' hardware that allows for such purposes, this is really the 'techie' market that was always the bastion of the...
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    Hi JorgeA, That change in cost was actually...

    Hi JorgeA,

    That change in cost was actually very gradual and is called ASP (Average Selling Price) in the industry and is also why there are so few manufacturers of PC systems remaining. Most of...
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    firefox007, Just like drghughes you apparently...

    firefox007,

    Just like drghughes you apparently can't read, since this entire thread really has nothing to do with Spybot S&D 2.0 itself, it's about the misuse of the beta version by someone who...
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    drghughes, First, the OP who began this thread...

    drghughes,

    First, the OP who began this thread is clearly having basic stability issues with his system, whether these are due to malware or simply some other operating system issues, so this is...
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    drghughes, Note the last post by Donald...

    drghughes,

    Note the last post by Donald Thomson just prior to mine, you'll discover that he was told by Spybot Support to return to Spybot 1.6.2 based on his Bug Report. I was simply trying to...
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    The Beta terminology has been distorted by much...

    The Beta terminology has been distorted by much larger organizations wishing to drive interest in their newest releases. Since they have much larger resources, they typically perform both thier...
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    What those citing cost to upgrade from Windows...

    What those citing cost to upgrade from Windows 2000 (W2K) to a current operating system are ignoring is that the hardware originally used to run W2K will usually be unable to effectively run Spybot...
  9. I'm quite certain these people are intelligent...

    I'm quite certain these people are intelligent enough to think of the option of looking elsewhere for their data if it exists outside the systems where the data was destroyed.

    What you are seeing...
  10. Adding to what shelf life stated about backups...

    Adding to what shelf life stated about backups already, anyone who would expect any online system to be the only repository for such key data is simply a fool. They're wasting their time with the...
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    You're just at the beginning of the 20[,000]...

    You're just at the beginning of the 20[,000] questions that buying such an old video card can create. This is especially true with AGP, since 4x/8x is just the first of many differences that include...
  12. I just started the Bing Toolbar installation and...

    I just started the Bing Toolbar installation and the first thing it does once you launch the installer is display a page with 4 Additional options, all of which are defaulted as checked, but...
  13. Thread: Slow Load....

    by bitman
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    The initial problems with Vista were primarily...

    The initial problems with Vista were primarily due to a lack of support by PC Manufacturers, since as Shelf Life mentioned they often didn't provide drivers for older hardware and when they did, they...
  14. Registry Key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\C07ft5Y...

    Registry Key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\C07ft5Y is related to the Macrovision Secdrv.sys driver which shipped with Windows XP as well as other Windows operating systems.

    The following paragraph...
  15. Thread: Stealth ports

    by bitman
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    venus_n, You are in what we commonly call "20...

    venus_n,

    You are in what we commonly call "20 questions" mode, trying to learn a large amount of very basic information that is well known all over the Internet. Rather than bothering hundreds of...
  16. Though it may simply have been some sort of...

    Though it may simply have been some sort of program or operating system glitch, which seems likely since you've perfectly described a potential collision between two open programs, there are always...
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    This was not really a problem, just a side effect...

    This was not really a problem, just a side effect of a change made to the installation and uninstall processes in Spybot S&D a few versions ago, between something like 1.4 and 1.5 I believe.

    These...
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    Which version of Java should I download for my 64-bit Windows operating system?

    This article applies to:

    Platform(s): Windows 7, Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2003, Windows 2008 Server
    Browser(s): Internet Explorer 8.x, Internet Explorer 7.x
    Java version(s): 6.0, 6u10+
    ...
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    Though the delay to getting the 'new' 2.0 version...

    Though the delay to getting the 'new' 2.0 version of Spybot S&D released has been far too long, the direction has been relatively clear and dicussed in the beta forums here for ages. Just look for...
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    Spybot S&D hasn't been immunizing the hosts file...

    Spybot S&D hasn't been immunizing the hosts file for new installs for some time now. Read the following for more.

    http://forums.spybot.info/showthread.php?p=267330#post267330

    Also, since...
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    I'll put it even more simply. Spybot Search...

    I'll put it even more simply.

    Spybot Search and Destroy appears to maintain their list more frequently than SpywareBlaster, resulting in these usually temporary differences.

    In this case note...
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    Personally, I wouldn't even think of using the...

    Personally, I wouldn't even think of using the Opera browser if I cared about my security. Unlike either Internet Explorer 8 or Firefox it has little built-in protection and what does exist has been...
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    http://www.slickit.ca/2009/11/llmnr-another-reason...

    http://www.slickit.ca/2009/11/llmnr-another-reason-to-upgrade.html

    Bitman
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    OK, I was going to stay out of this one, but that...

    OK, I was going to stay out of this one, but that last post proves that it has gone too far.

    Though the situation used to be one where someone being careful could simply avoid malware by avoiding...
  25. I completely understand the mess and confusion...

    I completely understand the mess and confusion all of this change can cause, since I've gone through much of the same over the last couple years with both my own parents and myself.

    Fortunately...
  26. You're likely confused, as are the others,...

    You're likely confused, as are the others, because you are talking about serveral different things at the same time. With the recent changes in technology to digital and the effects that is having...
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    When you press the Immunize button and are taken...

    When you press the Immunize button and are taken to the Immunize screen, it simply displays how many items are immunized.

    Once there are you ever clicking the green cross at the upper left of the...
  28. Thread: Non-response

    by bitman
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    Though I haven't bothered to read those...

    Though I haven't bothered to read those instructions for quite a while as I've never really needed them, I believe you should have made your request after 4 days in a special thread made for that...
  29. honda12, Thanks for the defense, but it's not...

    honda12,

    Thanks for the defense, but it's not necessary, since as you also understand it's something else that's driving poolsharkzz direction. In fact, a full read through his own link to a...
  30. poosharkzz, Have fun playing in the dust with...

    poosharkzz,

    Have fun playing in the dust with Windows XP, I and the rest of the world have moved on.

    Bitman
  31. Hi Rosenfeld, One glance at the specs of...

    Hi Rosenfeld,

    One glance at the specs of poolsharkzz system and I doubt he has your issue with hardware, though it really doesn't matter if you have areo or not to use most of the features Windows...
  32. Hi honda12, You've given some of the reasons...

    Hi honda12,

    You've given some of the reasons that I've moved away from the use of block lists, but others include the fact that they require too much maintenance, since most of the tools aren't...
  33. I stopped using most of the blocking features...

    I stopped using most of the blocking features such as Host files and Restricted Sites (Immunize) when IE7 came out, though IE8 has an even better set of protection for both Phishing and Malware in...
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    The reason Chrome is so fast is it has none of...

    The reason Chrome is so fast is it has none of these or other features that other browsers do. It's well known that Immunization adds overhead, just as other features like plug-ins do, it's simply a...
  35. Thread: Sybot Scan Time

    by bitman
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    johnb, I don't see anything in particular that...

    johnb,

    I don't see anything in particular that seems abnormal in those numbers. I don't currently have a PC with that much processing power available, but I'd guess that is relatively normal in...
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    Windows 7 is much more stable than Vista, but a...

    Windows 7 is much more stable than Vista, but a huge part of this is due to driver improvements by PC hardware manufacturers since the core kernel was already fine from what I found. The other large...
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    Helping his cousin choose the new Windows 7 Home...

    Helping his cousin choose the new Windows 7 Home Premium PC that will finally replace that old Windows XP Home thing (originally ME!). In fact, it will have quad-core and 10+ times the...
  38. Thread: Sybot Scan Time

    by bitman
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    Interesting, someone complaining that a scan is...

    Interesting, someone complaining that a scan is too quick, that's a new one!

    However, I wonder if by any chance they have finally found a way for the scan engines to use more than one processor...
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    Just a note about your sequence of events and...

    Just a note about your sequence of events and what might really have happened.

    Several years ago, the event that first got me involved with Spybot S&D and eventually the forums was a similar...
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    Zenobia, Read the first post very closely,...

    Zenobia,

    Read the first post very closely, it's the classic skipping the last step issue.

    Bitman
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    JorgeA, 1. See the following thread for...

    JorgeA,

    1. See the following thread for discussions of Windows 7 compatibility:
    Test Windows 7 compatibility

    2. You should be able to use Spybot S&D as an on demand scanner without incident. ...
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    JorgeA, I will preface this by stating that I...

    JorgeA,

    I will preface this by stating that I am a Moderator and frequent poster on the Answers Forums for Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE). I have been involved with Spybot Search and Destroy...
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    Think as in Forrest Gump... ..it happens. :D:

    Think as in Forrest Gump... ..it happens. :D:
  44. Poll: Yes Matt, I completely agree that the problem...

    Yes Matt, I completely agree that the problem goes much deeper than which browser is chosen, though that is still the most common application in use when something malicious is accepted by the user....
  45. Poll: Matt, Though all of your comments are correct...

    Matt,

    Though all of your comments are correct and make sense for a relatively skilled and technical individual, they tend to break down in the hands of the more typical Internet user. That's why...
  46. Poll: Though for my job I am forced to use additional...

    Though for my job I am forced to use additional browsers on occasion for testing against our own web applications, I normally prefer to have no other browser installed than Internet Explorer 8.
    ...
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    drragostea, As a follow-up to my earlier...

    drragostea,

    As a follow-up to my earlier posts, I've seen a thread in one of the Windows 7 forums where others discussed the question of what is required to install an upgrade copy of Windows 7.
    ...
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    See the pricing for the various versions at the...

    See the pricing for the various versions at the Microsoft Store. Note that the initial page is all Upgrade versions which require that the PC originally have another Windows OS that's approved for...
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    If you're talking about a Windows 7 RTM...

    If you're talking about a Windows 7 RTM installation disk, yes it will.

    However, if you have purchased an upgrade copy it will require some sort of indication that a previous Windows operating...
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    OK, that means you've got a 64MB and a 32MB...

    OK, that means you've got a 64MB and a 32MB module, the 64MB is probably in the 'first' slot so that would be the best to look at.

    Since we've got no real grasp of the system itself, the only way...
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