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Computer Help Please.

Smudger

master brummie
guilbert53, I am currently making a disk image & so far everything is going fine. I will use another usb to drag & drop personal files. Cheers!
 

oldMohawk

master brummie
Found my mislaid recovery usb then realised it was for an earlier computer so remade it for my Acer. It took an hour with 9.7Gb used. Hope I never have to use it ... ;)
 

Radiorails

master brummie
For anyone using Linux Mint, the latest release of 19.3 Tricia can now be downloaded or 19.2 upgraded. I have Cinnamon and MATE, both updates from 19.2 went very smoothly. Actually Cinnamon, more or less, updated MATE at the same time they way I have them configured.
 

Smudger

master brummie
Norton or McAfee wich is best?... my subs are up next week with norton
I`ve always used Norton 360 deluxe. I believe it`s on special offer at currys, but don`t buy online if you possibly help it. The reason is buying Norton online they sometimes forget to activate it & you end up having to go to Currys in the end.
 

oldMohawk

master brummie
Norton or McAfee wich is best?... my subs are up next week with norton
I wouldn't use either of them. I did have Norton but thought the interface was like something from the early days of computing. I renewed it once online and then noticed it had slipped in an 'auto-renewal' ... it had my card details and could renew each year.
I was not going to allow that and it was not straight forward to block it. Eventually I decided to uninstall it and that was not easy I had to use a 'Norton Removal Tool' to completely get rid of it.

I use the built-in Windows Security, a weekly scan with Malwarebytes, and my own common sense.
 

sospiri

Ex-pat Brummie
I've always found Norton and McAfee rather clunky and greedy of CPU power. Having used Malwarebytes on many occasions to fix other people computer problems, I opted to buy the paid version two years ago and I've found it very good and not intrusive at all. I've no idea how prices compare however, and I leave you to make that comparisons yourself.

Maurice :cool:
 

oldMohawk

master brummie
The update mentioned in #248 went well but on restart the CPU was working hard and Task Manager showed that the 'Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool x64 - Jan 2020' was ploughing through my laptop and using 81% of the cpu. After a minute things quietened down because I presume it did not find anything malicious.
:)
 

mw0njm.

Brummie Dude
thanks for reply all i think i will use my laptop. and do a fresh install on the desk one to .get rid of norton its slowing my machine down,and is too protective
 

Smudger

master brummie
How do i back up my files (w10) Automatically backup my files is switched on & i`ve tried to backup to usb but there`s nothing going to usb so obviously i`m doing something wrong. Usb is my preferred option. I`m also getting a window saying reconnect your drive, your file history drive has been disconnected for too long, reconnect it.?
 

Smudger

master brummie
have you unplugged the usb,waited a moment and plugged it back in.
Pete, yes, the usb is fine. I`ve had stuff on it & i`ve formatted it, so it`s not the usb. It`s probably me not doing something i should be doing. I can move the files to usb manually, but i would prefer to auto do it every day.
 

mw0njm.

Brummie Dude
Pete, yes, the usb is fine. I`ve had stuff on it & i`ve formatted it, so it`s not the usb. It`s probably me not doing something i should be doing. I can move the files to usb manually, but i would prefer to auto do it every day.
i do it manualy...no doubt later the gurus will help you sort it smudge.:D
 
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