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Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #705 on: May 10, 2008, 12:06:08 AM »
ZDNet's headlines are overblown: take them with a pinch of salt.
Does that also apply when the subject matter is Microsoft ???   ;D ;D ;D
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Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #706 on: May 10, 2008, 12:57:37 AM »
I would say yes. Regardless of who is it on their plate, they will always find something to complain about, even when there is little or nothing worth to complain about.
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Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #707 on: May 11, 2008, 12:59:45 AM »

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Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #708 on: May 11, 2008, 01:38:33 PM »
Nice review of avast! from Download.com in their DownloadBlog.
Some of the comments received to this post are a little off the wall but, that's only my opinion....  ;D
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Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #709 on: May 11, 2008, 02:32:29 PM »
Well it certainly provided some laughs, with one poster espousing the virtues of Norton and he got a good virtual kicking for his troubles ;D
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Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #711 on: May 14, 2008, 06:35:35 PM »
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Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #712 on: May 15, 2008, 03:53:03 PM »
Defrag your Hard Drive to Speed Up your Anti Virus Program
I'll take into account when people ask about 'on-demand scannings speed'. Thanks Bob.
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Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #713 on: May 15, 2008, 05:17:38 PM »
Defrag your Hard Drive to Speed Up your Anti Virus Program
I'll take into account when people ask about 'on-demand scannings speed'. Thanks Bob.
A good habit to get into is to schedule your full virus scans after you've completed a full defrag.  :)
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Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #714 on: May 15, 2008, 05:25:49 PM »
I do a regular defrag once a month so it shouldn't get to fragmented I normally only do a Standard scan without archives so it isn't a big task anyway.
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Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #715 on: May 15, 2008, 05:38:35 PM »
David,
I have well over 500 Gig to scan including many archives so for me,
it's a pretty time consuming task. :)

MySharedFiles alone is almost 20 gig
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Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #716 on: May 15, 2008, 05:49:28 PM »
I though you were running Disk-Keeper or some other resident defrag program ?
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Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #717 on: May 15, 2008, 11:31:54 PM »
No, haven't done that for quite some time. Didn't really notice much of a difference.
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Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #718 on: May 16, 2008, 02:08:41 PM »
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Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #719 on: May 17, 2008, 05:14:13 AM »
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