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Comment: Re:I'm on win 7.. (Score 2) 468 468

(Same in Windows 7, 8, and 8.1) Go to Task Scheduler.
In the scheduler library: \Microsoft\Windows\Setup\gwx
Disable task: launchtrayprocess
Disable task: refreshgwxconfig
Then open Task Manager, select gwx.exe, select End Task.

I also disable these tasks in scheduler library:
\Microsoft\Windows\Customer Experience Improvement Program:
Disable task: Consolidator
Disable task: KernelCeipTask
Disable task: UsbCeip

\Microsoft\Windows\Application Experience:
Disable task: AitAgent
Disable task: Microsoft Compatibility Appraiser
Disable task: ProgramDataUpdater

Comment: Re:You Mean...? (Score 5, Interesting) 468 468

people still have optical drives on their computers?

I use my Blu-ray burner all the time. Verbatim 25 GBs for about 30 cents each. Nice backup option compared to thumb drives, plus I don't accidently leave a Blu-ray disc in my pants pocket and have it go through the wash.

Comment: Old is new again (Score 1) 287 287

I had a 1972 Buick with an adjustable indicator needle on the speedometer. You set it to whatever speed and it would set off a buzzer if you reached that speed. I always wondered why this feature wasn't standard in all cars. It's pretty rare that people are going slower than intended but going faster than intended is common. Why slow the car down if a speed is exceeded? So the driver isn't "bothered" to pay attention? No! Make a damn buzzer go off so the driver is alerted that they are not paying attention. They should be "driving", after all. If you want your speed automated, turn on cruise control.

Comment: All I wanted was a Pepsi (Score 2) 317 317

No it's okay, you know I'll figure it out, just leave me alone I'll figure it out. I'm not crazy, you're the one who's crazy. My best interest? How can you know what's my best interest is?

I have found that the people who do not think they will be, and want most not to be confined, are. Society is against you. Don't you forget it.

Comment: Saitek (Score 1) 452 452

I'm very happy with my Saitek. Although a few keys are polished clean of character identifiers and the finish has been rubbed off on the edges, I have never had any mechanical issues over many years. It is heavy with large rubber feet to grip my desk so it stays steady while I slam my head against it.

Comment: EMET (Score 1) 467 467

EMET along with whatever antivirus you choose.

I like ESET, especially the business version with console. I get it for my large customers.
Kaspersky is good. I use it for email gateways and small offices. The firewall breaks some shit, though.
I'm always removing viruses from computers that are running avast!, McAfee, Symantec, and AVG, so I won't be using those anytime soon
Trend Micro seems to be great, but I only have a couple of users running it so I have never used it in a large environment.
Vipre is a bad joke (I tested it).
MalwareBytes is great at removing crap and I use it often, but I have yet to use the paid version.
TDSSKiller for rootkits.

I'm thinking purchasing MalewareBytes for a small office soon (8 users), but I may go with Trend Micro. I'm on the fence.

Work expands to fill the time available. -- Cyril Northcote Parkinson, "The Economist", 1955