Carl

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  1. Carl

    O&O Defrag 10 Pro - FREE!!

    Has anybody tried to uninstall this! No way. I used REVO and also Spybot's Shredder to no avail. I have used this defragger and never really understood what I was doing. I lost an external drive not knowing that OO was defragging it. I just want to get rid of it as i am not technical or geeky enough to utilize it properly . I am sure i have caused more damage to my HD than what i am aware of . I also want these annoying advertisements to stop that i keep on receiving in my e-mail from OO . Please help.
  2. http://www.spywareremove.com/removemainexe.html I was checking processes in my task master and googled it. The above link was found when I googled main.exe. They claim that this is a malicious spy-ware and that I should remove it. I use McAfee and Super Antispyware. So far been lucky and no viruses ect. I am just interested to speed up my machine and to get rid of processes and applications that is not needed. A bit worried now about this main.exe. Any advice please will be appreciated.
  3. Carl

    Kill Malware

    Hi Mr. GrooveI have picked up some malware and the guy who cleaned it says i got it through Adobe. He suggested i try a different PDF reader and uninstall Adobe Acrobat reader. I use the Revo to uninstall and installed Flipping PDF reader. It is great and uses very little resource in comparison to Adobe.http://webstunning.com/pdf-reader/download/ Cheers
  4. Model: LG External HDD HXG1 1TB Properties: Can not get it from "My Computer" just hangs when clicking it. I use this to store all my photos etc. I have some very important docs that i backed up and occasionally access. I tried to access a PDF doc today and got an error massage I then immediately realized something is wrong and tried to access some photos. I got them open in PICASA but not when I try to open them with Microsoft Picture Manager. I get the following error message Questions: 1) I need to retrieve all documents /backups/photos from this device back to my computer. 2) I know i can use Recuva software to get all the photos but the documents are my problem as well as the back up. 3)Can this be resolved/technically/i am proficient with screw drivers/hammers/and rocks! 4)If i can get all the data back can reformatting of the HD repair it. 5) If it is a throw away whet HDD is recommended. Thank you. C
  5. Here is the spec: It uses a SATA II interface
  6. I think it is a SATA. The external drive as its own power adapter.. It is a standalone devise. Plug and play. I have not connected it to another computer..(in the bush in West Africa)...only have my laptop here.
  7. Any body..does this work or are there better alternatives http://ptf.com/download/hdd_regenerator/3183/ I am asking in relation to my earlier CRISIS post..http://www.groovypost.com/forum/hardware-software/external-hard-drive-problem-t97285.html
  8. I used Recuva to try and recover the User Manual (Pdf) that comes with the drive and that can not be done now Please help
  9. I use "BlockSite" (Add on) for FireFox. Works well for mehttps://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/blocksite/
  10. BTW it is a Hitachi i believe
  11. Hi Mr. Groove and all others familiar with Picasa. I have used Picasa before... the 2. something version but a lack of understanding and insistent duplicating of pictures drove me crazy. I then deleted it swearing never to use it again. I just read your article on Picasa and Gmail security.http://www.groovypost.com/howto/security/how-to-lose-face-with-google-picasa-literally/. I am essentially paranoid about any of our pictures on the net (TO MANY SICKO"S OUT THERE LOOKING UP KIDS) so have always steered cleared of Facebook and the likes and will decline using web based albums. I decided to give PICASA 3 a go again as i had so many duplicate pictures etc on my HD and recently got me a new External HD. I need to sort and get rid of duplicates ETC. I created a "Picture folder" in my external HD. I then did a WINDOWS EXPLORER search for all pictures in all drives, copied all and place it in my newly created "Picture Folder". I sorted the lot and created dated folders etc. Then i installed PICASA and MAHEM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Old memories rushed in. keep on updating/creating duplicate folders never stopping. Went on the net for advice..had to uninstall making sure that my internet connection is off?? I never had it on!. Blah blah it just went on and on... man i am just to busy to read and to make sense of all of that BLAH BLAH... so asking is there not a simple Groovy type tutorial out there You getting the HINT.... SIR's MR GROOVE , DEXTER, Shockresh Any ways the end of it is that 3 GIG worth of pictures disappeared from my external drive (YES I DID BACK IT UP WITH THE PICASA BACK UP TOOL) (That by the way caused Picasa to also make duplicate folders!) I got very scared then and decided to do a System Restore to a earlier date.. still no pictures in my folders! Did System Restore back to current date .. still no pictures in my folders. I downloaded RECUVA Same guys that made CCleaner here is the link...http://www.piriform.com/recuva/download/standard and Hey Presto find all the pictures in my External drive stating it was not deleted but recoverable! The path was never completed...? Ok now i am still sitting with a huge amount of images..uninstalled Picasa using REVO UNINSTALLER but it still have little data files in every image folder. Did a W.E. search for .Picasa and found thousands. Deleted the lot. Please anybody have a tutorial on Picasa for us.... not so nimble two finger tap computer users ? It will help so much. Thanks for taking the time to read my rant.
  12. Hey Beyond Life. Thanks for the comments. I am busy sorting the ext, HDD and had move most of all my pictures there. My camera has a specific way of dating all my pictures and automatically store it in a folder. That makes it a lot easier. I just have to now move all the "loose" pictures from earlier years into folders dated the same. Right by the way i found this software for sorting out duplicate pictures ( I had 11000!)http://www.auslogics.com/en/software/duplicate-file-finder/ I really worked well and it has a backup feature for deleted files in case you made mistakes and want to retrieve the files. By the way which version of Picasa do you use? Cheers
  13. I have been asked how one can remove the "irritating" "Sent from my BlackBerry® wireless device" message that comes with e-mail sent from a BlackBerry. Any one knows
  14. The way to do it has been described in Groovy Tips before just found it this morning http://www.groovypost.com/howto/groovytip/remove-sent-via-blackberry-signature-from-email/
  15. Carl

    Handy ruler Gadget

    I often have to make small accurate technical drawings for my staff in the course of my work. I used Excel for a long time till a friend of mine introduced "Jruler" You have a choice of measuring in Metric, Imperial and Pixels... and it is always available in any window until you exit the program I know there is many advanced programs and i use some of them but for the quick and easy drawing in Word this is the one i found to be the quickest. I uploaded the software here.."http://www.feboshare.com/files/29940/Jruler.zip"i am sure there is no viruses as i scanned the sw before. Putting it in "" just in case some want to check first.
  16. Carl

    Handy ruler Gadget

    dont work for me either. Great Gadget tho Carl! Yes i must admit that i sometimes get the same...i have clicked the help thing and there is this very to geeky explanation for me as to what a flength file is.. i personally think it is on their side..the way i sometimes get it right is two ways1) I ran C cleaner to delete all cookies. 2) I do not use the favorites or history to load the page ..i enter ''www.feboshare.com" and most of the times it is ok then. I am continuously searching for up-loaders that take files. In any case here is the link where you can download the jruler for free http://www.spadixbd.com/freetools/jruler.htm
  17. Carl

    Handy ruler Gadget

    For some time now. Working in Africa with dial up's and slow speed made one look at alternative ways to get large files across to my partners. Lots of up loaders but a lot of them links you to stupid sites and popups. FS so far had not given me that problem. You guys there will have great benifit as your speed is so fast.
  18. Quite a lot of claims made that this will make Firefox utilizes a lot less ram. How ever some says it is malware. Any one knows? http://www.ixibo.com/2009/02/firefox-ul ... izer-2009/
  19. Carl

    O&O Defrag 10 Pro - FREE!!

    Thanks have done so.
  20. Thanks gD great advice. Looking forward to the alternative ways of increasing the performance. One thing that is tsill so confusing is the myriad .exe files running when you open the Task Manager. I have gone on several sites trying to figure out what i can stop and what not. How ever to damn scared or not geeky enough or brave enough. May be a right up exist that i have missed?
  21. Carl

    Free Translater

    yeah but man that French lady gonna get my french improved promto! At least she doesn't hurt the eyes he he
  22. Carl

    Free Translater

    I work in WA and often deal with a large variety of Expatriates from all over the world. Sending SMS to guys here are order of the day due to expensive mobile call costs. I found that sending a SMS in the guys language say Dutch helps a lot. I came across the iamTranslater and found it very useful..studied the Privacy Service Policies and it seems ok..gD to comment pls..remember my fopa with the e-mail client """http://imtranslator.com""" putting the link so that our groovy masters can verify site is ok I have never received any promo or junk..and it even has a voice facility! I find the translations is very accurate dependent on country regions..Germans from the north complained but from the main centers not. Dutch guys are very impressed with my grasp of the language Let me know what you think......
  23. Carl

    O&O Defrag 10 Pro - FREE!!

    Thanks Golfie waiting for the code hope i was not to late.. No Key yet..no mail and did sign up immediately..probably to late...
  24. The first image shows the notification i received on Christmas eve when i tried to open my outlook. (NB The computer was shutdown while Outlook was not closed...battery down..power outage and i was not at home!!) The second image is of search for the scanpst.exe and the third image that it can not be found. I have read through the board and i am not geeky enough to understand all of this. I realized that i have to search for the repairer manually. A step by step guide will be greatly appreciated. Compliments of the season to all. Carl