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Upper & Lower filters - Need to replace

Q: Upper & Lower filters - Need to replace

Hello - I removed my upper and lower filters so that my DVD drive would read but now I am unable to burn CD's via iTunes - is there a way I can replace those filters?

A: Upper & Lower filters - Need to replace

Only thing I can think of, would be to reinstall the programs that added them in the first place. (The filters are cd/dvd drivers/driver add-ons that are installed by third party software). In this case, they probably came from iTunes.

Otherwise a system restore would restore the registry to the state before you deleted them. Start > All programs > Accessories > System Tools > System Restore.

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I have a Sony Vaio PCV-RS420 with a Pioneer DVR-106D dvd writer. I was creating a recovery disk when after writing the DVD, it asked for a cd-r. The drive kept having errors, and I checked the media on another pc and they were fine. I saw on several posings that removing the upper and lower filters from the registry (HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Class\{4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318) would fix the problem. Now it wont even recognize the dvd roma at all. The device mgr. says all is OK. I have uninstalled and re-installed the device from there, and the IDE as well, and I have phicically removed the drive, rebooted, and re-connected the drive and re-booted but to no avail. Uh-Oh - i did not back up the registry (makes me a dummy) and the recovery is not functioning due to my c partition being too small.


A:Need to Replace Upper and Lower Filters Removed form registry

try sony site for info or pioneer and see if you can find sofware/firmware update also you could ask a friend for disc to help solve your problem

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problem solved..forgot to change jumper settings

dont know how to delete threads.


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A:upper & lower filters

upper an lower filters are unnecessary and added by 3rd party programs like iTunes, and Nero etc. These are not necessary files. What Are the Upper & Lower Filters in Regedit? | eHow
Please tell us what the problem is so we can try and help you with it.

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.80GHz, x86 Family 15 Model 2 Stepping 9
Processor Count: 1
RAM: 2046 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI Radeon 9550 / X1050 Series, 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 95597 MB, Free - 72333 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Computer Corp., 0F4491
Antivirus: avast! Antivirus, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled

My Win7 computer just died for good, so I had to pull out the old WinXP computer from storage until I can save up enough money to buy a replacement. Unfortunately, for unknown reasons, there is no cd/dvd listed in device manager. I've spent about 3 hours online trying everything I can find to fix the issue (no upper and lower filters, I've found). I've looked at the forums here, but my computer knowledge is limited and I was wondering if anyone could help me fix this problem?

A:no upper and lower filters

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ive read all the forums. ive got registry editor, ive ran regedit, and when i go to delete my upper and lower filters they arent even there to delete I NEED HELP!!!!

A:upper.lower filters NEED HELP!!!!!

What is the problem you are trying to resolve?

Obvioiusly, you went to the web and somewhere it indicated the solution was to delete these filters, which if you do not have them, is most likely not the solution in your case!

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After having months of problems, my girlfriend finally got a replacement PC sent to her, but I've only gone and messed it up and now I'm in big trouble!

Upon arrival, the disk drive was not being recognized and wouldn't even open. I researched this and found it was a common problem, so attemted all the online fixes without success. Then, in another attempt, I STUPIDLY deleted the wrong upper and lower filters and now windows won't start at all.

Being a brand new computer there is no restore point to work from and, like I said, the disk drive won't even open to boot from disk!

So, is there any way I can fix the damage? All I can think of is borrowing and external disk drive and a copy of the CD, but I was hoping there might be a simpler way I can do this before the girlfriend comes home and kills me!

A:Deleted wrong upper and lower filters :-/

The computer very likely has a recovery environment built in, so it's just a matter of using the correct Function key during boot to access it and then do a full restore.

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After having months of problems, my girlfriend finally got a replacement PC sent to her, but I've only gone and messed it up and now I'm in big trouble!

Upon arrival, the disk drive was not being recognized and wouldn't even open. I researched this and found it was a common problem, so attemted all the online fixes without success. Then, in another attempt, I STUPIDLY deleted the wrong upper and lower filters and now windows won't start at all.

Being a brand new computer there is no restore point to work from and, like I said, the disk drive won't even open to boot from disk!

So, is there any way I can fix the damage? All I can think of is borrowing and external disk drive and a copy of the CD, but I was hoping there might be a simpler way I can do this before the girlfriend comes home and kills me!

A:Deleted wrong upper and lower filters :-/

deleted the wrong upper and lower filters

Where did you do the deletion?

If the computer hasn't had much added to it you could do a Factory Restore. How you do that depends upon the brand and model name and number, check that companies Web site.

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I check My Computer and i dont see my E: drive. I checked my BIOS (i think) and i went into system information -> components -> CD-ROM and it was empty. I also checked HK something local and i found the right file some long code like 4Dxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxxxxxxx and i didnt see anything lower filter or upper filter.
I have a Dell 1735 studio laptop running windows 7
heres what happened. I got an ISO of rollercoaster tycoon which i burned onto a disc on my upstarts computer (which runs XP) and i installed fine on that computer and played the game and everything was all good. I take the CD-ROM that i burned with rollercoaster tycoon and I slip it into my aforementioned laptop. some rollercoaster tycoon thing comes up, I click install and think everything is fine. When i click the .exe file to play the game, it asks me for my E: drive. i check my computer and there is no E: drive. I also cannot eject my disk now because the computer isnt detecting an optical drive, let alone a CD to eject. I also have no cd tray on my laptop, the disc just slides in and im pretty sure theres no manual eject button. I looked.
Any Help? I tried to look a bunch of stuff online. I even did one thing relating to disabling integrity checks via the command window? i dont really know what else to do. restarting and system restores didn't work.

I would appreciate any help. Thank You!

A:No Optical Drive Detected - no lower/upper filters

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Hello everyone, I really need your help. My Sony Vaio laptop (model: SVE151G13M) did not recognize my dvd/cd-rom anymore and dumb as I am, I tried to fix this myself. On the website of Microsoft I read a step-by-step guide on how to remove the upper filters and lower filters to fix this problem. However, I may have removed too many, or the wrong filters. Now my laptop does not want to reboot anymore due to missing files. I read that I can recover the system by pushing the ASSIST button, choose troubleshoot/recovery etc. The system asks me to rescue my documents first, and of course that is my main goal.. Save as many files, photos, documents and videos as I can. I attached an external hard disk with plenty of space on there, chose to rescue the files and waited. However, I have tried multiple times but it is not working (error message). Does anyone know how to replace the deleted upper filters and lower filters, without having to reboot or recover the entire system and loose all of my files? I read something about 'Last known good configuration' but I cannot find this in the options when I press ASSIST. Please, I am desperate since I am also in the process of writing my master thesis and really need this computer.. :smileysad:

A:Laptop won't reboot after removing upper/lower filters

can you get to Refresh


and maybe choose No on the rescue documents?

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i deleted the upper and lower filters aiming to fix a problem...only it made it worse because when i rebooted they didn't reappear.

help would be much appreciated

A:Solved: deleted upper and lower filters and rebooted they didn't return

hi what did not appear?

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hello mates, I'm a newcomer here, I have an ASUS laptop whose CD player has a hard time reading CDs, at the attempt to fix this issue following an online guide I accidentally deleted from the registry both upper and lower filters, now not only is the DVD player unable to read disks, both the pointer and the keyboard are irremediably stuck! it's the same problem as the following:

this user said to have fixed it but didn't quite explain what he exactly did, my boot sequence is set to start from the CD player but since it has trouble to read disks I'm unable to boot the xp CD, the only working things are USB ports, can anybody help me please? I'm desperate and need the data in my laptop

A:Solved: upper and lower filters deleted, keyboard and mouse frozen help

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I dont know how it happened but one day my cd drive was not working. the tray will open fine and it even lights up however it will not read anything. When i go to my computer the drive that usually says (:e) or whatever for it, is missing. Ive been looking online on how to fix this and nothing worked, then i read to delete the upper and lower filters but my lower and upper filters are missing. How can i get them back? I read that deleting them solved the problem for some people

A:cd drive missing from MY COMPUTER. Lower upper filters missing??

It could be a hardware problem ie. seized motor in your drive.

Quick way to test this. Insert a a disc in the tray, make a note of any writing or picture you can see on the disc, push the tray in. Wait for a minute or so, then eject the disc. If the picture/writing is in the same position as when you first put it in, then your drive motor is most likely knackered.

If this is the case, only real fix is a new drive.

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A:Upper/Lower case swaps


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is there any way to make excel know the difference between uppercase and lowercase letters? for example, as far as i know, A=a, B=b, etc.

i want to know if it can tell that A=A, a=a, and A<>a

thanks to anyone who knows

A:upper-/lower-case differentiation in excel

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I have a Compaq Presario F700 Notebook with Vista Home Premium 32 bit for my operating system. I have not had a CD/DVD drive forever and am just getting around to it. When I first got the computer it worked and it worked for a while after that. I tried to use the

[Start] [Run] [Regedit]
Registry Key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Class
Key Name: {4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}
Value Data: [Delete All Value Data from UpperFilters and LowerFilters]
Note: Do not delete the Key or the Multi-String Values. Delete only the data values.
Exit Registry and Reboot

but I did not have the LowerFilters and now I am at a loss of what to do. Please help.

A:No CD/DVD Driver Detected, No Lower Filters

Compaq Presario F700 Notebook PC series*-* Download drivers and software - specify product name - HP Business Support Center
first- try to download and reinstall the cd/dvd drive driver..
also make sure the cd/dvd drive is well plugged inside/.. if you know a bit of hard ware..
can't be a greater problem than that i reakon

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I'm searching across thirty-some Word documents in one folder. How can I specify a search for words with specific case requirements? I'm looking for the word "lesson," not "Lesson," and I want to see what files it occurs in and where those occurrences are.

Thanks for any help.

PS: Bonus points to anyone who can tell me how to use Word itself to search across multiple Word files. Word's search is a lot easier to use.

Again, thanks.

A:Searching for upper- or lower-case words in files.

The only program that I'm aware of and am 100% certain can do case sensitive searches is GREP... but that requires doing it at the C:\ prompt.

But then again... I don't use Word for anything but term papers.

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Everyday I upload some files to my website and to simplify my website operations, I use the same filename and just upload a file with new information every day. The case of file extensions is of no consequence to Windows 7, but it matters to my website. I want to standardize on one case and it doesn't matter which as long it's the same all the time. I have one app, the snipping tool, which seems to generally make files using uppercase, but I have some existing files that are lower case. I have tried to get rid of the lower case extensions by deleting the file and then recreating it with the same name. When I do, Windows changes the case from upper to lower. If I simply create a brand new file with no previous instances of that file in existence (as far as I know), then the default case is upper. How does one go about converting all existing files of a particular type to a standard file extension case, be it upper or lower.



A:Change file extension upper/lower case

Not sure you can as Windows is case insensative, but have you tried doing it from a Command prompt, enclosing the filename.ext in double quotes as "filename.ext"?

If that doesn't work, maybe a two step process would.

ren "FileName.EXT" FileName.EX"
ren "FileName.EX" FileName.ext"

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When I try to change the case from upper to lower or vice versa of filenames n windows explorer, the changes are not accepted. Also, adding or deleting of spaces in existing filename words is also not being accepted. I have admin privileges.

Thank you for help.

A:Can we change the upper/lower case of filenames in Windows Explorer?

Hi Seymoria, welcome to the Seven Forums.

Filenames in Windows Explorer are not case sensitive. This means that for Windows, the filenames ThisIsMyDocument.doc, THISISMYDOCUMENT.DOC and tHiSiSmYdOcUmEnT.DoC are all the same, the file would be found and can be referred to using any of these or any other combination of upper and lower case letters, as long as the name itself stays the same.

Therefore, if you have a file document_1.doc but you'd like to change the first letter to upper case D, selecting rename and changing the first d to D does nothing. Windows simply does not understand it, for it there was no change as the first letter did not change.

You need to work around this by renaming the file first to something else, then rename it again to Document_1.doc, this time using the upper case D. I use a neat trick here, changing the first letter from lower to upper case: I select rename, delete just the first letter of the filename, the one with lower case, then rename again this time entering the upper case first letter.


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I cannot get my Dell Inspiron 1420 Laptop running windows vista to recognize my DVD drive, the light on it blinks, makes some noises but nothing ever shows up in "my computer" however they do show up on my device manager under DVD/CD-ROM Drives and both with yellow flags by them. One is called a "Base System Device" and gives a code 31. The second is called "TSSTcorp DVD+-RW TS-L632H ATA Device" and gives a code 10.

I found a thread on here that said to go accessories>run>regedit>HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE......but when it says to change the upper and lower limits is where i get stuck.....I HAVE NONE! they are nowhere to be found! The only thing on the right hand side is under the name column>default under the Type column>REG_SZ and under data (where i assume the upper/lower SHOULD be) all it says is "(value not set)"

If someone could please help me it would be greatly appreciated!! I have searched the web more on how to fix this issue than any research paper and I am at the end of my patience!!

A:Vista DVD Drive is not recognized and Upper and Lower Limits are not found!!

You need to navigate deeper then HKey_L_M, see here:

Or run the Microsoft Fixit from that site and it should resolve it for you.

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I have a weird problem on an XP Home system that was brought in for repair.
When you turn it on, it comes up with a message. The upper and lower case of the message is switched as shown. The periods are shown as music notes! (I have shown them as as %)
If I attempt to go thru safe mode, the options for safe mode, safe with networking, etc, com up - with the same upper/lower case lettering. Choose safe mode option and you get the same message as sbove.

I booted with the XP CD to attempt repair, came up with a different error message.

I am stumped! I would assume a virus, trojan, etc.
I know I can pull the hard drive and format it in another system, then go from there, but trying to avoid that if possible!

Any thoughts on what has caused this issue?


A:Upper And Lower Case Switch - Music Notes As Periods!

Since you're familiar with yanking the hard drive - how's about yanking it, installing it in another system, and doing an antivirus scan of it from the "clean" system?

Depending on the virus, you may need to do a repair install - do you have the original XP installation CD?

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Hi, I have been having a problem on and off on my Inspiron 1520. The problem is that when Itunes updates it screws up the CD-DVD drive so it wont read a CD or DVD and I need to go into the registry and delete the filters. Unfortuantly yesterday I attempted to rectify this problems once again and when I went into the registry, there was no upper or lower filters. Microsoft has a program that detects and fixes CD/DVD drive problems and that could not fix it either. Any Help? Im running Windows Vista 32-bit

A:DVD drive trouble with Upper Filter & Lower Filter Registry entries

Are all Windows Updates in, including Vista SP2?


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Using EXCEL, I have a need to copy the cell contents from upper cells in col. A down a few rows in col A. There are various changes in data in col A as you will see below. The periods in the following info are used as placeholders only. B1, A2, A3, A4, etc. are blank. I need a formula because I have 60,000 records in the spreadsheet. Thanks in advance.

Here is how the data looks now.


Here is how I want the data to look

...A ...........B

A:[Excel] Copy And Paste Upper Cell To Lower Cell

With the workbook open press ALT + F11 to bring up the Visual Basic Editor. Once the VB editor opens, click INSERT --> MODULE and paste the code below into the blank module. Close the VB editor and select the first cell in column A containing your data you want to copy down. Click TOOLS --> MACRO --> MACROS and select the macro from the list and run it. This macro will copy all your data except for the last value in column A because without actually seeing your workbook, I have no way knowing which line to stop at. Therefore, the code will end when it reaches the last value in column A.


Public Sub CopyData()

Do Until ActiveCell.Row = Cells(Rows.Count, "A").End(xlUp).Row

ActiveCell.Offset(1, 0).Select

Do Until ActiveCell.Value <> ""
ActiveCell.Offset(1, 0).Select


End Sub


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I created a list of companies & phone #'s etc. in access 2000. The letters are upper case. How do I change upper case listings to lower case?

A:Access 2000- Change upper case to lower case

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I would like to know if it is possible to configure outlook 2003 to automatically change lower case i to auto upper case I whilst typing my emails

It does it on my pc at work (could be cos its a better version of outlook)but I would love to know if I can have the same facility on my home pc

I'm using Vista and windows 7

Thanks in advance

A:Solved: Auto change lower case to upper case

Look at the Auto Correct options.

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so basically, i'm learning how to build a new image with Windows Embedded Standard 2011. you get to decide which kind of write filters you're gonna use when you are setting up your image.... i need to figure these "write filters" out before i continue learning and reading through the lab manual. this is all so confusing to me, im a beginner at all this

any ideas? or at least a shove in the right direction?

A:Solved: File Based Write Filters v.s. Enhanced Write Filters?

40 views. no answers. fml

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About 1-2 weeks ago, I had 15GB of space left on my SSD that is solely committed to OS and drivers. Today, I have 2.9GB left. I have downloaded nothing, and I have changed nothing. What is going on? Any programs to help me take a closer look at why my SSD space is disappearing? I've had this OS for 2 months now and it wasn't a problem until recently.

SpaceSniffer Details:


C:\ [35.2Gb]
[ 6.3Gb] hiberfil.sys
[ 4.3Gb] pagefile.sys
[ 256Mb] swapfile.sys
[ 392Kb] bootmgr
C:\Windows [18.7Gb]
[ 2.2Mb] explorer.exe
[ 1.9Mb] RtlExUpd.dll
[ 864Kb] HelpPane.exe
[ 544Kb] WindowsUpdate.log
[ 312Kb] WMSysPr9.prx
[ 240Kb] notepad.exe
[ 156Kb] regedit.exe
[ 124Kb] splwow64.exe
[ 76Kb] bfsvc.exe
[ 68Kb] bootstat.dat
[ 56Kb] mvtcpui.ini
[ 52Kb] twain_32.dll
[ 44Kb] mib.bin
[ 44Kb] avastSS.scr
[ 32Kb] Starter.xml
[ 32Kb] Professional.xml
[ 20Kb] hh.exe
[ 12Kb] write.exe
[ 12Kb] winhlp32.exe
[ 4Kb] WindowsShell.Manifest
[ 4Kb] win.ini
[ 4Kb] system.ini
C:\Windows\WinSxS [10.2Gb]
[ 4Kb] poqexec.log
C:\Windows\WinSxS\Backup [385.2Mb]
[ 20.5Mb] amd64_microsoft-windows-f..type-microsoftyahei_31bf3856ad364e35_6.2.9200.16384_none_939ce994b9dd8090_msyh.ttc_e9e03d20
[ 20.3Mb] amd64_microsoft-windows-f..e-microsoftjhenghei_31bf3856ad364e35_6.2.9200.16384_none_be0a5fe769d9282a_msjh.ttc_ea675e59
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A:Hard drive just keeps running lower and lower on space

I don't know if you have tried Disk Cleanup or not.
It's worth a try.

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A game i was playing's website got infected with some type of malware, and ever since that happened and i was on it, I've been getting popup ads in the lower left and the lower right corners of my screen, no sound or anything. Occasionally i get redirects as well. I ran a malwarebytes quick and full scan and got nothing, a Microsoft security essentials scan and got nothing, and a adwcleaner scan and got nothing. I saw some other people had this problem, even on this website but they used combofix, which i'm not suppose to use unless told to. So yeah, hope you guys can help :3. 'Quick edit, the ads were from ad.yieldmanager, and ad.xtendmedia, if it matters.

DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64
Internet Explorer: 9.0.8112.16457 BrowserJavaVersion: 10.7.2
Run by Matthew at 23:48:09 on 2013-02-03
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.12286.9563 [GMT -5:00]
AV: Microsoft Security Essentials *Enabled/Updated* {B140BF4E-23BB-4198-90AB-A51A4C60A69C}
SP: Microsoft Security Essentials *Enabled/Updated* {0A215EAA-0581-4E16-AA1B-9E6837E7EC21}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
============== Running Processes ===============
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\MsMpEng.exe
C... Read more

A:Popups in lower left and lower right corners

Hello Vashal , Welcome to Bleeping Computer.
My name is fireman4it and I will be helping you with your Malware problem.

Please take note of some guidelines for this fix:
Refrain from making any changes to your computer including installing/uninstall programs, deleting files, modifying the registry, and running scanners or tools.
If you do not understand any step(s) provided, please do not hesitate to ask before continuing.
Even if things appear to be better, it might not mean we are finished. Please continue to follow my instructions and reply back until I give you the "all clean".
In the upper right hand corner of the topic you will see a button called Watch Topic.I suggest you click it and select Immediate E-Mail notification and click on Proceed. This way you will be advised when we respond to your topic and facilitate the cleaning of your machine.

Finally, please reply using the ADD REPLY button in the lower right hand corner of your screen. Do not start a new topic. The logs that you post should be pasted directly into the reply, unless they do not fit into the post.
I will be analyzing your log. I will get back to you with instructions.1.Do you have a Usb Flash Drive you can use?2.Is this happening in every browser or just one of them? Firefox? Internet Explorer? Google Chrome?3.Download RogueKiller on the desktop Close all the running processesUnder Vista/Seven, right click -> Run as AdministratorOtherwise just double-click on RogueKille... Read more

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I've been having popups in the lower left and right of my pc.  I ran malwarebytes and the popups still persist.  I thought I needed to remove the 5 things that it quaranitned so I did as was still getting these things.  Now the internet explorer screens look different.  mostly white.  It is hiding areas that can be clicked but I knwo they are there because the pointer goes from an arrow to the hand when I acroll over.  the worst thing is that the popups are still there.  Not sure where to go or what to do. Your site helped me on another issue I had in the past.  Oh I tried system restore and it didnt help the screen..I think the only system restore point was after all the above.
thanksMod Edit: Moved topic from Windows 7 to a more appropriate forum. ~bloopie

A:malwarebytes,speed test popup in lower left, and another popup in lower right of

Please download TDSSKiller from here and save it to your Desktop
Doubleclick on TDSSKiller.exe to run the application, then click on Change parameters
Check Loaded Modules and Detect TDLFS file system. Do not check Verify file digital signatures (even though it is checked in the example)
If you are asked to reboot because an "Extended Monitoring Driver is required" please click Reboot now
Click Start Scan and allow the scan process to run
If threats are detected select Skip for all of them unless I instruct you otherwise
Click Continue
Click Reboot computer
Please post the contents of TDSSKiller.[Version]_[Date]_[Time]_log.txt found in your root directory (typically c:\)in your reply
Due to forum upgrade you may face issues posting the TDSSkiller log.Just last few lines of log is sufficient
Please download Rkill by Grinler from one of the 4 links below (if one of them does not work try another.) and save it to your desktop:
Link 1
Link 2
Link 3
Link 4
In order for Rkill to run properly you must disable your anti-malware software. Please refer to this page if you are not sure how.
Double-click on Rkill. (If you are using Windows Vista, please right-click on it and select Run As Administrator)
Note: You may have to run Rkill a few times before it is successful. You may also have to download Rkill from a different link which will save it as a different file name.
A black screen will appear and then disappear. Please do not... Read more

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Hi all,

The laptop in question is a Toshiba Satellite A105-S4334. A few weeks ago, it got dropped right on its corner with the power plug still in it; the little metal plug of the AC adapter is now slightly crooked, and the power jack has a little chip off the plastic part of it.

Anyway, after this mishap, it worked fine for another 3, 4 weeks, and then suddenly this week, it's refusing to power up. Its battery has been shot for a while (can't hold a charge), and I've been using it with the battery out. Why the sudden refusal to boot?

I took the whole thing apart---minus the little chip, the power jack looks totally fine and cosmetically sound. Put the whole thing back together, taking care to check that plugs were snug---still no power.

Stuck in the crappy battery; booted just fine (and then shut itself down after like 2 minutes).

How likely is it that it's the power jack which is broken? And why did it take this long to crap out, if it IS broken?

A new one of those silly jacks costs over $20 on eBay, so I want to make sure that it's the jack before I just up and buy one. Of course, if it's the AC adapter that's broken, that would cost even more! Bah.


A:Replace the power jack or replace the adapter?

AND/OR inside the case the the jack is soldered directly to the motherboard. Is also possible that
1) It's already cracked
2) If not yet, it's gonna crack

So look to see what connection looks like between power jack and motherboard, If you feel u wanna/can re-solder yourself or the typically price to redo the whole power thing seems to run $125 parts/labor/warranty if you take it somewhere. So how much is it all worth to you?

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While working on an MS Access problem someone recommended I increase the MaxLocksPerFile value from the 9500 default to 200,000 shown in the example from MS Support. It didn't solve my problem but my users other queries ran faster. This is generally considered a good thing.

So here is my question... what is the upper limit for the MaxLocksPerFile value? Reasoning that if 200K is good 500K must be better right?

A:Upper End For MaxLocksPerFile Value

What's the problem?

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I have a list of people numbering in the 100's that I want to send a message to. Does Outlook have upper limits after which they will penalize me? This is not spam in that the members are, indeed, awaiting my messages. Howie

A:Upper Limits

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Hi to all!

is there a way to have the notification pop up on the upper right corner of the monitor ?

i googled and i found this

i tried to the regedit

and create a DisplayToastAtBottom set to 1 without luck


A:is there a way to have the notification pop up on the upper right ?

Hello drugo,

I'm afraid that no longer works in Windows 10.

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I am running excel 2000. is there a way that I can make everything enter into a cell automatically turn to upper case.


A:upper case

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Im wondering if its possible to put a fan in the upper 5 inch bay. This is the only slot open, its only one, so im not sure if a fan can fit into it. Can anyone help me with this or point me another way to cool my computer?

A:Upper 5 inch bay fan

You can put a fan anywhere you want...but the real question is..will it actually do anything? For that, i doubt it. THere are many different types of coolers around, things like slot blowers, HDD fans.

Really what im trying to get at is, what are you trying to cool? A certian part, or just your rig in general?


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hi gang!

just recently, my toolbar decided to just...delete...a whole line..the *back*forward*home*full screen* icons have just....disappeared. i click on VIEW->TOOLBARS->CUSTOMIZE, redo it, just goes right back. it can't seem to remember those, or program those, whatever. any ideas???



A:upper toolbar

One you make those change right click on the tool bar and select Lock toolbars

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For some reason W7 has decided to change 'Copy and Replace' with 'Move and Replace' when picking a file up with the left mouse and dragging it to another folder where an old version of the file exists.

My Excel SS is in two places: My desktop and USB which I use for backup. I would simply open the folder on the USB pick up the file on the desktop with the left mouse and drag it to the USB folder. Then I would get the message 'Copy and Replace'.. But not anymore it's become 'Move and Replace'.

I know I can 'Copy and Replace' by holding down the Ctrl key but I dont want to.

It looks like there should be a simple answer

Can anyone help? I swear I didnt change anything.

A:How can I 'Copy and Replace' not 'Move and Replace'.

Have you ever tried right click drag and drop ?
There will be a list option after you drop,

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[I need to know if there is a function...perhaps a Macro or Query...or a more complex 'Find & Replace'...that can accomplish the following...'cause my database is huge; & I'm hoping not to do this manually]:

I keep an Access database for my homeowners' association on the condition & conformity of 24 different exterior attributes, for about 2400 townhomes. The Board of Directors wants to move away from using the term "Grandfathered", which is distinguished by the acronym "GF" in the database column that shows conformity (labeled IAW). We use this database to generate annual architectural reports for our 10,000 residents.

Our board wants the entry "GF" replaced with a "Y"...they want the GF entry removed from the report completely; & they're serious about it.

Now...I have already created a Query that has located all the GF entries in their various columns of various records...which our Board wants me to use in an internal "in-office" database (in order to keep track of what attributes actually were grandfathered a reference for our field inspector when he inspects the townhomes).

But we also want to create an unassuming symbol on the report...perhaps an ~ or a *...something that will alert the inspector to an attribute that once was grandfathered, on his field report. [This is to be done so that he will not
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A:Find & Replace (but Replace in a different Column)

see attached. But actually getting that data back to the table, if that is what you want, is a bit trickier.

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Hi! My system keeps slowing down every once in a while and it's driving me nuts. I opened up Task Manager and it's showing the CPU usage will go from the single digits to 70% and beyond to the occasional 100%. Sometimes I'll have Firefox open when this happens, but I've noticed it already with nothing open and a fresh restart. I scan regularly with AVG, use CCleaner and Glary Utilities to keep the registry looking good and defrag often. I have my log ready and I hope it can help us figure out what may be going on. Thanks in advance for looking at this! Log follows...

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 1:13:43 PM, on 10/5/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16705)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\aawservice.exe
C:\Program Files\Creative\Shared Files\CTDevSrv.exe
C:\Program Files\Razer\Diamondback\razerhid.exe
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A:CPU Spikes from close to 0% to upper 70's

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I have a series of Cells that are lower case text. They need to be Upper Case? How do you do that in Excel? (Also UC to LC)



A:Text to Upper Case

Use the UPPER and LOWER functions, e.g.


then copy the results & Edit > Paste Special > Values.

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Iam looking to build a custom button in a tool bar that will allow me to pick a range of cells then click on it and it will make the text upper case. Is this a hard thing to build? Can some one give a some guidance on how to do this or if they know where one exists already that would be better yet.


A:upper case button

Assuming you're talking Excel, ASAP has this --

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Can I Transparent Upper Right Firefox Windows ? [Remove Blue Colour]

A:Firefox Upper Right Window

That's Windows background color, changing that will change in all programs.

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Q: Filters

Where can i get the complete set of filters and codec.. to open/ display Ogm files?


Try this...

ogm means the movie file has ogg vorbis audio, although the video codec used isn't specified. The matroska codec is a favored among people useing ogg. If you wish to play the file in a player that doesn't offer ogm support, try renaming the .ogm to .avi and playing it.

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Don't know if I am in the right spot but...

Just done a build and bought some of those fantastic fan filters from PCCG (Australia) - but a bit pricey @ $9.50!

DEMCi Flex Fan Filter 120mm Black [DEMCI-FF120B] - $9.50 : PC Case Gear
These fit obviously on the outside but my idea is for the nside of the case/ing.

So came up with using bridal tulle (the fine veil stuff they have around their head going into church for anyone not in Oz) . Bought 2.7M (standard width) x 600mm - enough to make about 40 - 200x200mm filters - cost? $5! (Australia)

Just cut the tulle (black or white) to 200mm squares (or smaller if need be - see below) fit them over the fan before you mount them into the fan before installation. As an after thought white might give a better indication of the state of the filter "catchment" - hmmmmm.. but not so attractive eh?

You might need to make a small start to a hole (small leather punch) where the fixing screws go through for ease of fitting, but I'm sure no-one will struggle with doing that lol!!

After fitting the fan in the case trim the material to cover the edge of the venting hole - top, bottom, sides - whatever, you can be as neat or untidy as youlike no-ons going to seethe result - uless yuo are like me and fussy re neatness.

If the fan is a 120 then cut to say a 125mm square. A 120 over a 140 venting aperture you can custom cut the tulle to the vent hole size say 145mm for that slight overlap although the retaining material may... Read more

A:Fan filters

Stocking / Tights over one side of a case fan held with strong tape also works, but don't chop up your lady's latest

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Q: Filters

Is there anyway to get past URL and IP based filters. Also if proxy sites have been banned.

Any Ideas?

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Ok, this year my highschool got laptops for everyone and at first they didnt block anything at all, now they have them blocked by forti guard, And we have tried i swear 100's of proxy sites to try to get by the darn thing but no matter what we try and proxy we try the proxy sites are either blocked or they just dont work.

If anyone could tell me a VERY good site or a Very good way to get by it would be cool.


A:Web Filters

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Q: Filters

a few years ago i heard something about basing filters useing another computer to filter all the data that comes in and out of your network im not eveing sure if im spelling it wright. basling filter, i have an extra computer its doing nothing but keeping my feet off the ground hehe i was wonding if it is still a viable option. i have alot of free tiem on my hands so i can grind and try to figure it out but im not sure were to get started. does it work for virus too?


Hello,Would I be right in saying that you want to turn a spare computer into a firewall or similar? If this is the case, I would recommend smoothwall Will it stop viruses? that depends on a number of factors. But it would certainly increase your security.

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I would like to know how i can set the filter on a report from a list of criteria. I have created a report which is executed from a form where a user can select different criteria. I would like to use the criteria selected as the filter or maybe the source for the report. How can i past this info from the form to the report's filter/source.

Thank you.


A:filters on the fly...

Yes you can, but it is much better to filter it in the Query that supplies the report with it's data.
Report filters do not like multiple options very much, but you can have dozens in a query.
If you "Advance Search" this forum for posts by me you will find a couple of copies of my Search Form database that I posted in the recent past which shows how to link the Form, Query and Report.

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need help with my upper and lower filters in registry editor when i go to delete them they are not there

A:Need Help With Filters!!

jayro said:

need help with my upper and lower filters in registry editor when i go to delete them they are not thereClick to expand...

Then there is no need to delete them.
Why are you trying to delete them? Are you having CDROM/DVD drive problems?

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In SQL is it possible to set a field that It will only allow you to enter values of a certain field? eg. only upper case values.

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Hello everyone.

I have always thought the windows upper stripes are a bit useless because it's a waste of screen space just for the maximize, minimize and close buttons and program names. This issue is even more annoying (at least for me) nowadays with the current 16:9? screen proportion, which is, on the other hand, very good for other purposes.

Add to it the fact that menus bars are located right beneath it and the result is a very horizontal proportion of screen effective area. This becomes not very advisable running some programs in which a more vertical one would suit better.

It's possible to set menu bars vertically at the sides of a window in some programs, as Autocad, and actually it's so easy as to click on them and drag them towards the side you want to.

I don't remember seeing them vertically at the right or left of a Window's window. I'm browsing the internet looking for something to do it but I have found nothing thus far, neither in Windows help.

Well, I know F11 and the a sliding task bar partially solves this issue but I think that not in case you have two windows at the same time.

Is there a way to set either the window upper stripe and menu bars at the side of a window?

Thanks in advance.

A:Is it possible to set sidewards windows upper stripes?


If the white stripes you are referring to is the title bar (with the menus underneath( there is no way in Windows to change this.

Sure some programs allow you to drag things around, but not Windows 7.

The only program in Windows 7 that I can think of that you can move toolbars around is Internet Explorer if you choose unlock the toolbars, but it does not allow vertical alignment.

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Could somebody tell me how to disable those messages that slide out from the upper right corner of the screen please.

I've tried disabling notifications for 3 hours but it doesn't disable the notification that pops out every time that I go to print a document.

It's basically warning me every time that I print a page on my printer that the ink is low. I know it's low, I will probably be able to still print a hundred or more pages before the cartridges actually have to be replaced.

The main problem is that the way that I have to do real life work, I need to print one page documents one after another, so in an afternoon I may end up printing 150 separate pages, so that means I get that message sliding out 150 times and the warning sound playing 150 times, about once every 20 seconds or so as I submit each page for printing.

Anyway, probably more than you wanted to know, so if somebody could tell me how to turn off the notifications that appear in the upper right corner of my screen I'd sure appreciate it.


A:How do I turn off those pesky messages in the upper right?

This may be of help, let us know if it works.
Toast Notifications - Enable or Disable in Windows 8


App Toast Notifications - Turn On or Off in Windows 8

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I cannot boot into my Windows OS, it takes me to an error screen (error code: 0xc000000f) where it states the winload.efi file is missing or contains errors.

So I tried to boot into my Windows 7 installer on USB stick, but I get "Get upper memory..." on a black screen. From there I can't do anything (not even restart by hitting CTRL + ALT + DEL). Please help, no one has been able to figure it out and I can't find anything online.

Note: I do have a OSX running on another partition of the same drive the Win 7 is located. Not sure if this contributes to anything.

A:Get upper memory error, cannot boot! Help!

0xc000000f hmmm...

Was your OS pre-installed onto your computer? How long has this error been going on?

It'd be helpful to run a DSKCHK /r, but if you can't boot up the computer properly, I see how that'd be problematic.

You might have to use a repair or recovery disc (you can create a repair disc using another computer with Windows and following link, but this is for Windows 7: Create a Windows 7 System Repair Disc ? MAXIMUMpcguides ? Windows 7 tips, tricks, help, and how-to guides or contact your computer manufacturer for help with that).

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Problem I WAS having with OE:
Can not read the contents of my emails. Only the hourglass icon appears in the preview pane or in the email body when an email is opened up. This happens in all my email folders.

Current Problem:
I had been using MO had dial up
Went to cable and they said I had to use OE for them to be able to help me with any problems

Last yr I lost MO and had to reinstall in the meantime I downloaded OE 6
Once I got MO back up and running I didnt use OE 6 but it was still on my computer

I put the sever info and was going to use OE now and made it my default email Thats when I had the trouble as stated above with the blank email and hourglass
When I couldnt get OE to work I went back to MO and set as my default when doing so it no longer worked

I get error 0x80040154 if I click send a recv
If it checks the mail by itself error 0x8004210B

I had gone to add and remove programs and removed OE from there then I deleted the shortcut
It is still in my program file folder
I click on the OE folder and it has the msoe.dll folder but I get the open the dialog box asking me with what program I want to open it up with

run command
regsvr32 inetcomm.dll

says: REG SERV32
Load library(inetcomm.dll) failed GetLastError
returns 0x00000485
Will Registry Cleaner fix this?

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Hi I was wondering how I can get rid of icons that show up on every program or file I go to in my Windows 8.1 64-bit PC. Here's some pictures to further explain what I'm talking about:

Is there an option or some type of Regedit I can do to get rid of these icons from showing?


A:How to get rid of upper left icon in programs, etc.

TBarIconBlanker: Remove Program Icons from Windows Titlebar and Taskbar Buttons - AskVG

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This may sound confusing but let me try to explain what happened. I have 2 computers and an A/B switch. The personal computer (Windows Vista) is never on the internet. I was using the personal computer with a wireless mouse and keyboard. I wanted to backspace and the keyboard wouldn't work. I switched to my internet computer (Windows 7) and the keyboard wouldn't work there either. However, the mouse did work on both computers.I thought maybe the batteries were dead in the keyboard and replaced them. No effect. The lights on the wireless base were flashing and it wouldn't synch. I replaced the mouse and keyboard with a wired set with no effect. I think I then rebooted the machine and the mouse got stuck in the upper right hand corner. The cursor would move erratically when I tried to move the mouse but would always end up in the corner. I can't get the mouse to move so I can get to the computer settings or anything. I went back to the wireless as it is now synched but the cursor is in the same pattern. I rebooted the computer in safe mode with no improvement. This just happened in the middle of using my slide-to-digital copier which I've been using for hundreds of slides with no problems like this. Now both computers are messed up by either keyboard and mouse. Whatever happened affects both the internet and non-internet machines alike. Help!!

A:Cursor stuck in upper right corner

Update: When I connected the mouse and keyboard directly into the computer they worked OK. So I guess there must be something wrong with the A/B switch?

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I heard they set Tesla cars to charge only to 80-90% of battery capacity by default to save the battery life.  Is there any HP/ouside software or Win10 setting to make battery stop charging on 80% ?

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Please turn off the cap lock key, makes it hard to read your post

Try this article about memmaker from microsoft How to Increase Conventional Memory

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Could someone please recommend a spam filter that is fairly easy to use. I'm getting so much rubbish. I'm using Outlook Express 6

A:spam filters

here is a free one.

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I need to find some very strong, smart, and Free filters for an office problem. I need to be notified of all internet activity and I need know if someone tries to get through the filter. It is for a police department so I need to be able to choose the sites that can be entered. Any hope?

A:Office Filters

some one might come by with a better one but you could take a look at opendns it will show you a log of every website visited and you can block websites with opendns.

is this what you're looking for?

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I use OE and have a number of folders with rules for moving mail from incoming to other folders to keep organized. This includes several mailing lists. Until a week or so ago I was using Comcast restricted list to get rid of what I didn't want and just download. Afterwhich various senders would be filtered to folders.

Back on 10/2 Comcast started blocking my mailling lists. Turns out that I didn't have all members on the restricted list (limited to 200) and when these members bounced for not being on the lists (hadn't been for a long time but nothing ever happened until now) Comcast put the mailing lists on a SPAM list. Then their new upgrade caused other problems with the restricted list like anyone on it didn't get thru. I guess they are still working on it.

I can set up a whitelist with OE, but I haven't found a way to have incoming mail on the whitelist be moved to specific folders rather then just one folder so I have to manually move everything again after the fact, which is a real pain.

Anyone know how to set OE Mail Rules to allow another layer of mail rules to move from the white list folder? I know in rules when you add the address there is an option button. Is there some combination I can set up that will allow this?

I saw MailWasher was recommended, but unless it allows importing of addresses and email from OE I am not interested nor am I interested in having to decide if friend or foe. I don't want to even see foe mail. Also, I... Read more

A:Whitelist with filters OE

I forgot to use the option "does NOT contain" for my white list. Once I set that the rest of the email comes in and goes to the correct folders and the rest to SPAM Mail.

Sorry for bothering.

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I'm receiving an obscene amount of spam and am considering using a filtering provider such as Has anyone ever used this service?

A:spam filters

Nope but there are some free spam filters available depending on your mail client. What mail client do you use?

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So far I have tried Spam Fighter but it conflicts with other software in my computer. I like spambully, but people go to spam that should not, even though it was trained to put emails in inbox. Personally, I would like to trust that all my spam is spam. I am looking for a filter that interfaces with outlook, doesn't change any settings, and is user friendly. I have tried cloudmark and might end up trying it again, but it seems to be so-so.

A:spam filters

I use MailWasher Pro but there is a free version too.

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I have a DL-604 router, everything works perfectly, firmware 3.2, my concern is the filters, in the dl-604 I can add only 5 filters in url blocking and domain blocking, is there any way to increase with more than 5 filters?

I have 1 filter in each line, can I have more filters in the same line, have tried with space in between, but it does not seem to work

Have 6 Pc's in the network connecting to the router through a hubb, seems the easiest way to stop un-authorized use

Thanks in advance

A:add more DL-604 router filters

I think you need to go to a different solution. One such solution may be, they offer fairly extensive site filtering capability, and it's a free service.

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Greetings to all. I would like to ask if anyone can help indicate to me a good free internet filter (porn, mature contents filters). I have been using k9 web protection which is wonderful but when the internet connection is not fast enough k9 completely stops access to the internet. And I have the habit of "losing" my password in order not unblock the software from time to time. It is a discipline on myself to help me avoid porn. Last week, I had to completely format my computer and reinstall because i travelled and could not have access to the internet because k9 was blocking everything. Thanks for any advice.

A:internet filters

This may or may not help in your particular case but check out OpenDNS. I've set this up for a few people and it works great.

The way it works is you sign up for an account at OpenDNS . Once you have your account you can log into OpenDNS and go to your dashboard where you can then set your web filter to Low - Moderate - High or Custom. You can filter or allow only certain websites also instead of picking a category.

You'll then need to log into your router and change the DNS servers to the OpenDNS servers ( and This may be the only tricky part as you'll need to know the username and password to access your router. If you never changed the username / password on your router you may be able to find the default credentials and screenshots of your particular router here at

The great thing about this setup is that it's centralized on your router so anyone that connects to your network either wired or wireless is going to be subject to your web filter rules. So even if your child's friend comes over with their IPod or other device they will not be able to get to any of the sites that you referenced above. This can also reduce your chances of getting malware throughout your network.

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I wonder if someone could recommend a good freeware spam filter, something that is easy to use preferably.I am so fed up with all the 'spam' that comes in with my mail. many thanks. Patti

A:spam filters

patti9 said:

I wonder if someone could recommend a good freeware spam filter, something that is easy to use preferably.I am so fed up with all the 'spam' that comes in with my mail. many thanks. Patti Click to expand...
What program do you use for your email

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I have a client who's environment consists of Outloot 2007/2010 Professional. It's an Exchange environment too. I'm looking for a way to filter emails that may have been read but not yet been responded to. I've done some research but haven't found any solid solutions. There may be a third-party app that would add that functionality but out of the box, Outlook fields don't seem to offer this particular way of filtering emails.

Does anyone out there know of a way to do this or have knowledge of either an add-in or plug-in that might provide this sort of functionality?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.


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What files/folders do you guys usually exclude? Also, would you consider excluding browser profiles and .edb files to be a bad system resource/protection compromize? 

A:Exclusion Filters in AV

Hello surge1223 -
What Antivirus program(s) do you mean specifically ??
Most of these programs only need Exclusions when there is a conflict with another program, usually Firewall or Antimalware.
Do you have a problem, or is this just a "general question", related to a non-specific Antivirus program ??
You would need to list your Operating System (XP, Vista, Win7, Win8) and your Antivirus selection(s) for more information.
I run MSE, with Windows Firewall on XP and Windows 7, and have no exclusions required.
Your Hosts file will often do the work that you seem to refer to -
Thank You -

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I am trying to get a filter to run every time I start Thunderbird. The filter is to delete all TSG messages that are more then a day old. I made the filter but I cant get it to run automaticly. Any Ideas?

A:Thunderbird Filters

No ideas? Someone here must be an expert with Thunderbird...

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running Outlook Express 6

just set network up would like to add spam filters
to 2nd PC running XP Pro and Outlook Express 6 also

is there a file I could use (share) that holds the spam filters for
Outlook Express 6

A:spam filters


Have you solved this yet? If not, take a look at this:

Its for Outlook but it should work for Outlook Express. If not, I'll delve deeper



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I have a qeustion and it might sound stupid, But I was wondering if there is any way to bypass java filters? Like go under them where you can import java?

I have done importing the file has a .CSS and it worked then it got blocked..

If you want to know why I would like to know this, It is for learning only.

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any good spam filters I can download? Every day I get dozens of unwanted email!
driving me nuts!
Does windows have one built in that I can activate? ( XP)

A:spam filters?

here is one i use ,it is free and i have mine set on high. i get maybe 1 spam a week in my inbox. it will take you a few days to train it.

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Hi Tech Guys,

recently my girlfriend went away to university, shes just had the network key put in by the techs and has the internet on her laptop. Although shes able to connect to MSN messenger, we're unable to view each others webcams. I'm not sure myself whether this IS actually a filter problem?

If it is, would there be any way to get round it? If anyone can help me, it would be much appreciated



A:MSN Webcam Filters @ Uni?

The best person to help you would be your girlfriend. She can ask the IT department about the issue and whether it's allowed.

If it is not allowed this forum's policy is to NOT help with "any way to get round it."

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Can someone reccomend a good spam filter for Microsoft Exchange 5.5, need to be an SMTP filter.

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Does this need to startup with Vista on a dell?I've never heard of this startup item before.If this topic was touched on before I opologise.

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Anyone know of any good sites where I can download free filters that I can use with Photoshop?
I just picked up the program, and was advised to download Eye Candy, but are there any other filter collections that I can patch in easily.
I'm primarily after photo manipulation effects. I seem to remember seeing a discussion about filters in the Rambling Discussion thread, but I'm scared of the size of that thread!

(EDIT: I found this site which looks like it has a lot of filters available, but how good each collection is... no idea.)


Cheers guys.


A:Photoshop filters

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Anyone got any ideas on why my Thunderbird email filters don't always run automatically? I can select the account and filter and run it manually, and it works properly. They're all selected to run automatically, and they were working. I don't recall changing anything, and I don't see any settings that might screw them up.

A:Thunderbird filters don't run

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I'm fairly clueless when using excel. I want to take some information, filter out specific words and phrases and have this done over and over. Let me demonstrate... If I don't want cells that have the phrase "Jack Jumps" then the cell Jack Jumps High would be eliminated. Also, I will be inputting new data every day that has to be filtered using the same filters. I paste data into excel constantly, so I will constantly want "Jack Jumps" filtered out.

How would I accomplish this?

I was messing around with autofilter and I noticed I can really only have 2 things filtered out. I want to filter out like 50 phrases.

A:Filters In Excel

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I volunteered to take pictures of residents at a nursing home. I want to use a diffusing filter to hide some of the imperfection of these elderly people. Anyone have any suggestions on what would be best. I will be using a flash.

A:diffusing filters

You can do it better with an image editor. You get any degree of softening you want. The advantage of using an image editor rather than a filter is that you can layer the softened image over the original and erase eyes, hair etc that you don&#8217;t want to soften. And you can pay special attention to age spots and such. With either Photoshop or Paint Shop Pro (not Elements though) you can decide on an action that will do the whole batch at once. Have the action duplicate the layer and apply something like medium noise reduction. That alone will replicate a filter and you can then tweak individual images if you choose.

If you have the ability to use filters you might also have a hot shoe for an external flash. An external flash with a diffuser or bounced off a low white ceiling gives a much better shot than a built-in flash. That applies to a teen beauty queen as much as a geriatric. An inexpensive automatic unit will do the job fine, although a dedicated TTL unit is easier to set up.

If you don&#8217;t have a good image editor I recommend this as an inexpensive editor: You can find several PSP X versions on Ebay for $20 delivered. Version X has all of the features you need and has none of the instabilities reported in newer versions. I bought the CD-only version last year and it registered fine with Corel. It will be a genuine Corel CD without the box. PSP has an integrated learning... Read more

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I know the basics of how to use filters, on columns, but I was wondering if there is any way to do a similar filtering by columns? My current spreadsheet really displays best in a format that would require filtering by rows; to reorient it to allow filtering by columns requires entirely too many columns and makes it truely unwieldy.


A:Filters in Excel--by row??

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My mom wants to put on a filter on the internet. We have had em in the past, but I just reformatted the computer, and we are gonna reinstall. We had one called We-blocker, and it slowed down browsing tremendously. Do they have any good filters out there (free ones) that don't slow down browsing?


A:Internet Filters

Good program, but lots of rants from people opposed to spying on children, I'm willing to bet alot of the ranters are underage.

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I am using Gmail want to uses filters to apply to incoming mail to forward to another email address not sure which email address I should use in forwarding address can I show you here to see which I should use please

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I installed a DSL to my house. Since then my voice phone have a little hum in them.
I have use At & t 2-wire filters to eiimate the noise but I have had no luck?
I have also tryed Radio Shack with Failure. I went to the main line and hook
up a phone directly and heard the noise. I then used a filter and a phone
and still heard noise with noise with no changes. I daisy chained filters
and that does not work. Are my filters doing anything. If not is there a good
FILTER THAT ACTURALLY WORKS. I guess the noise is low enough I could
live with it but I prefer to get it out. Any suggestions??
thank you,

A:Do DSL Filters really work?

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I am trying to open pictures that were taken with a digital camera(Sony Mavica). The computer (Pentium 100, win95) keeps trying to look for photoshop whenever I try to open the pictures. It is not able to import the file thru MS Word or Paint. How can I get the picture to open?

A:graphics filters

Do you have photoshop installed?

Are you trying to OPEN the photo in Word? Try Insert-Picture-From file instead.

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My new protege has heating issue. upper left corner(power button area) is heating up pretty bad and doesn't cool down easy.
Is this common for everyone, or is there anyway that i can reduce the heat?

I tried to use cooling perfomance maintanace pre-installed application, however, it keeps want me to close all the applications in use, however, I do not any application on. Any solution?

A:Warm upper left corner of the Portege

> My new protege has heating issue. upper left corner(power button area) is heating up pretty bad and doesn't cool down easy. Is this common for everyone, or is there anyway that i can reduce the heat?

I guess this is your first ?small? notebook which supports such big CPU/GPU performance. You will notice this on all small (~13?) notebooks. Why? Because the cooling modules are placed on the left and the whole warm air flows from this direction.
I?ve got U400 series. It?s 13? unit and the left area is warm too because of the cooling modules.

Furthermore the unit supports an overheating protection which means that the notebook would shut down automatically if the temperature is too high.
Does the notebook shut down automatically? No?
Well, in such case the temperature is ok and not too high.

Of course you can change the Win 7 power management settings in order to decrease the CPU and GPU performance which would lead to lower heat dissipation. This keep the temperature at lower level.


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I've been using Win 8 for a while and was frustrated that the "filmstrip" view option was gone. I used WinXP since it came out till this past summer. If that tells you how ingrained I was and am. Win 10 is great over Win 8 or 7 but, that filmstrip isn't there. Most people with cameras take landscape type pictures, some portrait. I think the majority take them in landscape. Well, in Win 8 and 10, you "can" get a preview of images with the preview pane option BUT, it's stuck to the right side of the window. Now, 99% of my pictures are landscape so, viewing an image on the right hand side is restricting and does not allow one to view a landscape image fully. It's annoying as all get out. Is there a way to move the images preview pane to the upper position and the thumbnails to the bottom? Just like the filmstrip in Win XP?

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Hi this toolbar appeared in my file explorer after downloading a theme. anyone know how to disable it?
where it says File, Home, etc.

A:How to Disable Upper File Menu in Explorer?

I was gonna say control panel - folder options - uncheck always show menus..

But mine is already unchecked and the menu is there.. on the far right there is a /\ you can expand the menu

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My Dell Latitude display is fading in the upper third. It works fine with an external monitor. I attached a picture. Is it fixable?
I googled and saw that I can relatively easily replace the inverter ($ 60) or the fluorescent bulb ($10). however, those would cause the screen to be all black or very dark. So it looks like something else is broken. Any ideas?

Obviously replacing the entire screen (if I can even buy one) might be too expensive and not worth it.

I haven't opened it up yet, wanted to research first what repair options I have.

Edit: when the mouse pointer is in the upper third it is almost invisible and leaves traces.


A:Laptop display fade in upper part

That is going to need the screen to be replaced

Same thing happened to my cousins monitor after he cleaned it with Windex...he let the screen dry but the same fading happened to his like yours

Hopefully someone can reccomened something to the contrary (as a new screen is expensive...)

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If I have data in excel that needs to be separated into columns that looks like this:18SampleStreetBIGTOWN18SampleLittleStreetLITTLETOWNWith the data wanting to look like:18 Sample Street BIGTOWN18 Sample Little Street LITTLETOWNIs there a way to separate the town which is all in Capitals?ThanksRobynmessage edited by Robyn69

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Cursor sitting upper left corner of screen...given\go\techcenter\startup... ran F2startup test and F3 run in test both indicated memory good.  Still cannot get it to boot up.  What to do next?

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In IE8, I could see the title of the website in the upper left. In IE9, that space is blank. Please see the attached screenshots. How can I have this information appear in IE9? Thanks.

A:IE9: No Website Title in Upper Left of Window

That's no longer a part of the chrome - the site is shown in the address bar (the dark black portion of the URL, with the rest grayed out). You can also see the website title in the aero peek window if you mouse over the icon in the task bar, but you aren't going to be adding it back to the titlebar, unfortunately.

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