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   MissouriMan  For the last two weeks I have been getting virus attacks coming from Lucianne when I use Windows Explorer. I switched to Chrome, I Norton stopped another attack on Chrome. What gives?
October 7 at 16:09 EST .

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   MissouriMan  Should be "Today Norton" sorry
October 7 at 16:10 EST .

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   Phooey  I dunno....... do you have a firewall installed ?
October 9 at 16:56 EST .

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   Cincinnati Whig  How about you just ditch Google's Chrome? And I'm sure you meant Internet Explorer, which is even worse. The browser I recommend is IceDragon. It's based on Mozilla Firefox's open source code, but noticeably faster & more secure. And it accepts all the same great add-ons as Firefox.
The standard theme may be kinda hard on the eyes,so you may want to install this alternative:
October 13 at 14:05 EST .

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   MeiDei  I use Firefox (regular ) and it frequently crashes on me, but it does reconnect fairly quick. I'm grateful for the two you referenced.
October 28 at 17:21 EST .

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   Surfhut  I installed Malware Bytes years ago based on a recommendation from Bob. Works like a charm. $24/year.
November 9 at 08:09 EST .

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   M2 has been under attack for years by those who want to shut it down, including the Chinese. I changed from Internet explorer 11 to Firefox and I also changed my virus program from AVG to Avast. It is also important to keep your windows updates current, and if all possible, update to Windows 8. There are many vulnerabilities in older versions of windows.
December 6 at 22:27 EST .

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   StormCnter  I use Chrome for Lucianne and have been fine with it until the last couple of months. After about fifteen minutes of poking around the forum, I lose a lot of the screen, anything printed in red, the text comments on The Connection. I can solve it by logging off Windows and returning. But, what gives? I don't have the problem with any of my other browsers, Dragon, Opera and IE. I can ditch Chrome, of course, but it's a pain to protect and transfer the favorites and saved items.
January 7 at 07:55 EST .

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   Bettijo  Question for you fellow iPad users:

I use Charter for INternet and TV. My computer was so slow I took it in to Gerk Squad. They said it was not my computer, it was my ISP. Charter sent out a technician. As I remember, download speed was 400-something and uplad in 70s, whatever that means. He said that was good.

In the top left hand corner of mt iPad screes are 5 circles. Right now only two are black. Is this like the bars on your cell phone that tells you the signal strength? I am unable to load a Netflick movie. Could this be the treason?

The Charter technician went to a web site to check strength of connection. Does anyone know name of web site so that I can check this myself?

September 13 at 19:50 EST .

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   Phooey  Bettijo, go to this site and run the test. Let us know.
October 12 at 18:15 EST .

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   Alice  This is about, browsers and memory utilization.

I use Windows Internet Explorer (Win IE ) for, because Chrome cannot handle it -- Chrome's memory use just keeps growing and growing. Not sure what the difference is, but I think Adobe Flash runtime comes with Chrome, and so far I have declined it on Win IE for exactly the reason of Chrome's problem. That limits some of my video viewing to Chrome. But it avoids the tedious slowdown when Chrome gets up to a million kb of memory on

Not sure where people's pop-up ads described previously are coming from -- I'm using McAfee to monitor what come over the Internet transom, and maybe that is stopping some of it. I do not think McAfee chooses to address much that is specific to browsers other than Win IE though.
May 17 at 11:55 EST .

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   Gerty  Although this was posted over a month ago, the problem has not only persisted but has reach the 'unbearable' level.

Have you noticed that none of the pop-ups appear here on this wall?
June 28 at 13:09 EST .

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   Alice  Gerty, I do not remember getting any pop-up on either the wall or on the main Lucianne site, though it's likely I have had some on the main site and just forgot. But never on this wall. I do get a few pop-ups on sites linked from Lucianne of course.

If you are not already using a full suite from a paid vendor or open/free -ware that includes a firewall, internet, email and real-time scanning, maybe that is what you need.

Also if you haven't already, you might want to use the browser function that cleans out cookies and cache. Cleaning out cookies can also clean out your stored passwords on various sites, so be warned about that. These actions are included with some internet security/anti-virus software.

Good luck getting out from under pop-ups!! What a irritation they are. (I'll remind myself to check back here more often... )
July 7 at 13:43 EST .

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   M Stuart  Lucianne is the slowest site I use, eventually grinding to a halt. I use Firefox, IE, and Chrome. Firefox seems best.
September 3 at 15:13 EST .

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   Gram77  Firefox works great for me.
September 5 at 17:29 EST .

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   Cincinnati Whig  Comodo IceDragon is based on Mozilla Firefox's open source code, but noticeably faster & more secure. And it accepts all the same add-ons as Firefox.
The standard theme may be kinda hard on the eyes,so you may want to install this alternative:
October 13 at 14:34 EST .

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   Jubal  I'd like to save an online video (so that I can send it later )that I believe may be taken down or deleted soon.

How can I do this?

Thank you much.
April 27 at 23:21 EST .

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   Phooey  I've used this in the past:
April 29 at 12:41 EST .

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   Coy860  I use WIN 7 and IE.
I did download Adblock, which helped, but I still have a lot of problems with the error message "out of memory at line 1" It repeats and repeats and cascades down my screen and then it freezes. This happens only at
I have Bomgar (remote computer service ) and they did a check and clean up, and everything was ok for a few days, now the problem is back again.
April 23 at 13:16 EST .

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   Mildred  I found AdBlock Plus does not work with IE 10 or 11 so I now use AdFender. It doesn't get everything but it is so much better. I'm still having a few problems with the program especially with Adobe Flash Player and I can't access the program from Start or the taskbar anymore so I can't check the settings. Overall it is still a lot better than nothing at all. I'll keep working on it and if I solve any of the problems, I'll let you know. Good luck.
If you use any other browser, especially Google Chrome, I had to uninstall it before anything would work.
April 23 at 19:05 EST .

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   Coy860  For the past few weeks, it has been almost impossible to read anything on
I get numerous pop ups (message from website ) "out of memory at line one" My computer freezes and I must shut down to get rid of it. Any suggestions? Thanks in advance.
April 22 at 11:47 EST .

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   Balogreene  I can't answer your question, but, to answer it, we all need to know what system you are on (MAC or Windows ), which system (Windows 98, XP, etc. ), which browser you are using, and, what kind of security settings you are using.
April 22 at 21:27 EST .

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   StormCnter  I use three browsers, Opera, IE and Chrome. I got rid of Firefox after the CEO brouha. With each browser, I have AdBlock for that browser (they are free but not the same ). Do a Google search for AdBlock and your browser to download the appropriate version.

I never get popup ads any more, on Lucianne or anywhere else.
April 23 at 09:22 EST .

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   M Stuart  Mine is Windows7 and Vipre malware program.
September 3 at 15:15 EST .

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   Cincinnati Whig  Comodo IceDragon is based on Mozilla Firefox's open source code, but noticeably faster & more secure. And it accepts all the same great add-ons as Firefox. And, it isn't a Mozilla product, so you can continue your boycott!
The standard theme may be kinda hard on the eyes,so you may want to install this alternative:
October 13 at 14:32 EST .

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   Mildred  Back in February I commented that AdBlock Plus was great for blocking those pesky ads, the ones that bob and weave and play loud music. I used it for Internet Explorer. I had a few problems recently and about that time Internet Explorer installed their latest version, Explorer 11. Today ads started to appear in great numbers on all sites. I checked with the Geek Squad and they say these are embedded ads and nothing can be done about it. I then searched on the internet and some are saying that AdBlock Plus does not work with Explorer 11. Does anyone have more information? It worked before, why is it not working now? Does anyone use another ad blocker? Thanks.
April 17 at 21:15 EST .

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   Mildred  This morning Lucianne has almost stopped working because of all the ads--I never saw them before. Anyone know where I can go to get more information on how to use AdBlock Plus or something else to rid my computer of all these ads?
April 18 at 10:42 EST .

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   Mildred  Update: I could never get AdBlock Plus to work with Explorer even after uninstalling the update to Explorer 11. I now use Explorer 10. However, I found another ad blocker, AdFender, and it works almost as well. I think I can change some of the settings to rid the Flash Player pop up but I want to be sure this is working the way it should. Has anyone used AdFender?
April 20 at 18:46 EST .

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   Nugoddess  Support for Windows XP ends today. If you are looking for some tips, here's a link you might find useful:
April 8 at 15:32 EST .

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   Cincinnati Whig  Support for Windows XP continues another 5 years... if you're sneaky!

1 ) Copy & paste the following code into Notepad, exactly as it appears , then save to your Desktop as XPHack.txt

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

2 ) Change (rename ) the file's extension from .txt to .reg

3 ) Double-click the XPHack.reg file. You'll get warning messages. Go ahead.

4 ) You'll now be able to receive Windows Updates until 2019.
October 13 at 14:21 EST .

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   Cincinnati Whig  The trick is: It makes your Windows XP operating system look like Windows Embedded POSReady 2009 which is essentially an iteration of XP mostly used by networked cash registers and ATMs, and to which Microsoft is committed to supporting until April 2019. POS is an acronym for Point Of Sale , not Piece Of ****.
October 13 at 14:28 EST .

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   John C  Help, If I drop Foxfire, what is a good substitute?
April 3 at 16:44 EST .

   38 people like this.

   Rake King  Safari.
April 9 at 05:48 EST .

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   Cincinnati Whig  Comodo IceDragon - based on Mozilla Firefox's open source code, but noticeably faster & more secure. And it accepts all the same great add-ons as Firefox.
The standard theme may be kinda hard on the eyes,so you may want to install this alternative:
October 13 at 14:09 EST .

  26 people like this.

   Cincinnati Whig  oops posted that last link incorrectly
October 13 at 14:11 EST .

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   Seminolesecure  Hello friends. I have a slideshow I need to get together for my son's rehearsal dinner. I have all the photos and have tried Movie Maker (found it cumbersome and confusing and saved photos keep being lost ) and Smilebox, which is a lot easier, but I'm not thrilled with the product. Does anybody have any suggestions? I am not too great with technology. I also want to add music of my choice. The stuff that comes with Smilebox could be used at Gitmo.
March 17 at 19:51 EST .

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   Seminolesecure  Ok. Gonna answer my own question. Try Animoto for your movies and slideshows. Add your own music selection - you will like it a lot better. Their music is still better than Smilebox, but you'd have to listen to 5 million before you happened on something appropriate for your project. The "Simple" design/backdrop for the slides worked best for me.
March 20 at 09:33 EST .

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   Seminolesecure  I might add that my rehearsal dinner slideshow is award winning with Bill Withers' Lovely Day playing in the background.
March 20 at 09:36 EST .

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   Bettijo  Does anyone know anything about the program MaskMe? I have not tried it yet (afraid to ) but this is what I have read about it.

"The more I use MaskMe, the more impressed I am with it. It’s a really good password manager, but it does something that password manager don’t do: Whenever you’re signing up for something that requires your email address, MaskMe will generate a disposable email address which you can use to sign-up for something without giving anyone your real email address. If and when the site you signed up for sends you email, MaskMe will forward it to you. If you don’t want email from that site, just have MaskMe block all future emails from them by clicking “This is spam”. That’s cool. No more spammy emails, no one has your real address (except MaskMe, and even then no one from MaskMe can see it because it’s stored encrypted — and only your password can un-encrypt it.

What I like about MaskMe is that whenever a site asks for my email address, MaskMe pops up and asks if I want to Mask My Email or use my real address. It takes zero extra time and MaskMe will create an infinite number of masked email address for you — and all emails sent to your masked addressed can be tagged as spam and you will never get another mail from that sender.

MaskMe does other great things too — it’s a decent password manager, which keeps getting better and better and better. And if you want to spend $45 a year, you can mask your credit cards, phone numbers and more. If you’re happy just masking your emails and having a good password manager, then the free version will work for you just fine.

MaskMe is an extension for Chrome and Firefox browsers, and it works on Windows, Android and Apple — so you can use it on just about any internet-connected device you own. Unfortunately, Internet Explorer users, there’s no MaskMe extension for you."
March 17 at 08:10 EST .

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