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  1. Please join us in prayer and grief for the loss of Dana Turner to cancer. He will be remembered as a kind hearted soul. Please know. He did not experience pain and went peacefully in his sleep. Party on Dana with all the loud metal rock that one.
  2. I have notified Jeff. Avast Antivirus blocks Access to as URL:Blacklist meaning someone submitted it and they have thrown it into the blackhole. Hopefully he can resolve this.
  3. Not sure how many people from the old days still stop in. Dana Turner AKA Cherokee Chief is in the hospital with brain cancer. His condition is deteriorating and they are moving him to a nursing home for hospice care He will be missed. He was a good friend and fought the good fight. Shannon posted this update " I spoke with Dana today. His hospice ase manager used her phone. He no longer k ows how to work his phone. He was telling me about cookie monster. And that he had been playing dodgeball. I asked him if he was winning and he said no. He was very perky and sounded happy in his own way. He had some chocolate pudding But upchucked it, he said. I said so you barfed? He said yeah, I barfed a lot! He even giggled a bit. Mom was then able to talk to him. He agreed that he does love red or orange jello too. He is not the same Dana, but we played along. And that made him happy. Our goal is for comfort and no pain. Thank you for the prayers and positive thoughts.
  4. Pete_C

    sultan_emerr RIP

    So few from the old days remain; and few of us are remembered. It was a great time. We did a lot of good.
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    Just stopping by to see who is still around. Social media really killed the forums.
  6. Doubt you will see this any time soon. I too stop in only rarely. Howdy Bearskin.
  7. Chuck , sounds like a DNS redirect infection. Spoofed site in place of real one or ransomware.
  8. Insufficient power supply for the graphics card you have or incompatible graphics card for the demands of the game. " This issue may occur because of any software conflict or incompatible / corrupt display or graphic driver " So if you have not done so, download the latest driver for your card and install it. If that does not solve it, you may need to consider replacing your video card to play that game.
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    sultan_emerr RIP

    He was a master of the google search. Now that I am old, I look back on the early days and the friends we made nostalgically. We fought the good fight and despite our differences we worked together. We learned a lot and passed it on to the new guys. Kind of like being in the Army; I look back on those days too with a bit of nostalgia.
  10. Note; often when you install an app on windows X it will change from your computer login to your windows live login. If the windows live had a different password, make sure you know it.
  11. Pete_C

    Happy holidays

    Just passing through. Hi yall.
  12. Did you try booting to safe mode, shutting down and then booting to normal and seeing if the problem resolved? Did you try safe mode with networking? if the above don't work , try this
  13. Thanks, I will add cryptoprevent. Seems to be a good innoculation.
  14. To help protect against ransomware and zero day exploits I used the free version of HitmanPro Alert since it came out. I liked and trusted it and liked that it included Cryptoguard which prevented your drive from being encrypted. But when I upgraded to Windows 10, it caused a crash on reboot and had to be uninstalled. Any attempt to reinstall caused a fatal stop error. I debated trying their new version when it came out, but since it did not appear to have a try before you buy (to make sure it too did not cause a fatal stop error) I have yet to reinstall it. I did however recently learn of Malwarebytes Anti Exploit, designed to protect against such ransom ware. It is lacking in the cryptoguard feature since that is owned by surfright) You choose the free trial download and during install uncheck the "enable free trial of anti exploit premium" and you get the free version. (I prefer this approach to the fourteen day trial of the pro). Not really sure if it is as effective as HitmanPro Alert, but it does work well with minimal resource draw. Also it did not cause any fatal error.
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    sultan_emerr RIP

    It sure has been a long time.