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I'm lucky...I don't have to check mine. They are wired in on their own separate circuit with a battery backup in case the power goes out, and if the battery in one is low...they all go off. I personally think that is how they should be put in every house...but I imagine the cost of doing that to older houses that aren't already like that can be rather prohibitive.


How many do you have?

Yes the older buildings can be a real pain to do anything with. It's triply so when you have a Grade 2 listed building. The Council love to keep adding things to the list of stuff to do before they'll sign the work off as being within the building regulations. You really have to step down on that otherwise you'll never finish.

Ours is just on battery anyway. I've never heard of one that ran on mains power.


I've got 4 smoke alarms, one in each bedroom(3) and another in the living room. On top of those there is also a carbon monoxide detector.
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Also: I got one of the highest scores on my physics final, and I appear to have nicked by with the lowest possible A in the class. Hooray for working less than the top of the class for the same recognition! xd
That's essentially my approach to school. I played legend of zelda: a link to the past during my nutrition course for my pre-nursing studies, got a B.


Well, usually, I'm in the top 2 of the class. But this semester was 18 credits of pain. Never. Again.
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So, those of you interested in learning a foreign language, google put out a chrome extension that randomly translates phrases on the page you're viewing into a foreign language.
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So, those of you interested in learning a foreign language, google put out a chrome extension that randomly translates phrases on the page you're viewing into a foreign language.
Polyglot? That's not from Google.
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So, those of you interested in learning a foreign language, google put out a chrome extension that randomly translates phrases on the page you're viewing into a foreign language.
Polyglot? That's not from Google.
Google Translate's immersion plugin
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Too bad it doesn't support japanese, setting it to german is relevant to my interests though.

Edit: also, I've started playing the market again, if there's something you're looking to buy let me know.
I know we're not supposed to advertise, but I'm messing with this free VPN/antivirus software, and I don't notice it doing much. My IP shows up in maryland now though.....tried to get infected and don't know if it's working or if it's just the whole "techies can't infect themselves easily" thing.

care to give it a go?
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Redoing guides and sticky. here's the prevention one, did some minor rewording and added mac software for protection.
http://www.gaiaonline.com/forum/test-forum/infection-prevention-guide/t.79576461/
and http://www.gaiaonline.com/forum/test-forum/infection-removal-guide/t.79577741_1/
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Redoing guides and sticky. here's the prevention one, did some minor rewording and added mac software for protection.
http://www.gaiaonline.com/forum/test-forum/infection-prevention-guide/t.79576461/
and http://www.gaiaonline.com/forum/test-forum/infection-removal-guide/t.79577741_1/

To make life easier:
http://www.gaiaonline.com/forum/c-t-tech-talk/infection-removal-guide/t.71939023/
http://www.gaiaonline.com/forum/c-t-tech-talk/infection-prevention-guide/t.72292663/

They have been in C&TT since March.
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Redoing guides and sticky. here's the prevention one, did some minor rewording and added mac software for protection.
http://www.gaiaonline.com/forum/test-forum/infection-prevention-guide/t.79576461/
and http://www.gaiaonline.com/forum/test-forum/infection-removal-guide/t.79577741_1/

To make life easier:
http://www.gaiaonline.com/forum/c-t-tech-talk/infection-removal-guide/t.71939023/
http://www.gaiaonline.com/forum/c-t-tech-talk/infection-prevention-guide/t.72292663/

They have been in C&TT since March.
Yep, which is what I based these on.
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Redoing guides and sticky. here's the prevention one, did some minor rewording and added mac software for protection.
http://www.gaiaonline.com/forum/test-forum/infection-prevention-guide/t.79576461/
and http://www.gaiaonline.com/forum/test-forum/infection-removal-guide/t.79577741_1/

To make life easier:
http://www.gaiaonline.com/forum/c-t-tech-talk/infection-removal-guide/t.71939023/
http://www.gaiaonline.com/forum/c-t-tech-talk/infection-prevention-guide/t.72292663/

They have been in C&TT since March.
Yep, which is what I based these on.

Oh, coo'. Good to know. Give me a PM when ever they are good so we can talk.
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Bento the spazcat
Rgoodermote
Bento the spazcat
Redoing guides and sticky. here's the prevention one, did some minor rewording and added mac software for protection.
http://www.gaiaonline.com/forum/test-forum/infection-prevention-guide/t.79576461/
and http://www.gaiaonline.com/forum/test-forum/infection-removal-guide/t.79577741_1/

To make life easier:
http://www.gaiaonline.com/forum/c-t-tech-talk/infection-removal-guide/t.71939023/
http://www.gaiaonline.com/forum/c-t-tech-talk/infection-prevention-guide/t.72292663/

They have been in C&TT since March.
Yep, which is what I based these on.

Oh, coo'. Good to know. Give me a PM when ever they are good so we can talk.
*nodnod* going to give it a bit, see if anyone here wants to proofread and make sure I didn't goof it up smile
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Your graphically sparse help threads pains me.



Edit: prevention headers up
Edit: prevention bullet points up
Edit: visually engaging Mark II versions of the removal images are up, filenames start with IRGmarkII

Like this:

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There's different types of viruses, and also different programs to remove them. There's no specific "best" one, just some which are better than others at specific things.

There's two main common types of infections. The first is "viruses", this generally includes viruses, worms, trojans, and malicious modifications to core system files.
The second is "malware", which generally includes spware, adware, rogue software, and malicious system settings changes.

The best way I know to keep them straight is to remember, viruses harm your computer where as spyware tries to harm you.

Often a scanner for one category won't aim for the other category due to the major differences, so it's recommended to have two programs. One antivirus and one antimalware, so they don't step on eachother's toes.

It's important to only keep one anti-virus program installed at a time. Antivirus programs aren't normal programs, they hook into core parts of the system; and expect to be the only things doing so. Having multi antivirus programs can actually cause them to perform worse, or actually damage your system under rare circumstances. Think of it as trying to fit two fat people through one door at the same time. It won't work.

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  • Free
    Avast! - Has a boot-time scanner which can be really helpful to remove infections, it will scan before windows even turns on.
    Microsoft Security essentials - Good at staying out of your way unless there's an issue. Updates definitions along with Windows Update, but on older systems it can lag.
    Avira - Standard antivirus, but the free version displays an ad when it updates. GREAT detection of unknown viruses.
    AVG - Decent, but in recent years has started to lag and miss some infections.

  • Paid
    Kaspersky - Big focus on Heuristics, so it can often catch infections before other AV programs can. Slow on updating though.
    NOD32 - Low amount of false positives. Popular back in the 90s butnot the top dog anymore.
    Bitdefender - Big focus on phishing protection, includes various other things such as parental controls.
    F-Secure - Very fast and lightweight, but weak anti-malware protection.
    Trend Micro - Website blocker, modern firewall, and a spam filter. Not the best malware protection.


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  • Free
    MalwareBytes - The measuring stick of malware removal. If you don't have it, get it.
    SUPERAntiSpyware - Light on resources when scanning.
    Spybot S&D - And old standby, but can be considered deprecated. The TeaTimer component should not be installed or used. Eats ram like a fat kid eats cake, so if you use it SAFE MODE ONLY.


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    MacKeeper - Uses Avira's technology, great protection software and includes a large number of other tools.
    ClamXAV - a free virus protection software, what it lacks in fancy graphics it makes up in detection.
    Sophos for Mac - free decent mac antivirus
    Dr Web Light - Made by the company that discovered the Flashback infection, it's a great lightweight free software.
gracias smile
Will add them tomorrow.
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Bento the spazcat
gracias smile
Will add them tomorrow.

Cool.

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