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Forum: Tech-to-Tech Computer Help 06-16-2014, 02:40 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,307
Posted By RedFoxComp
Just to add, I've also seen bad front USB ports...

Just to add, I've also seen bad front USB ports cause this issue. When something is plugged in there is enough pressure to trigger a short and it will not boot, boot intermittently or reset on it's...
Forum: Tech-to-Tech Computer Help 06-13-2014, 04:45 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,756
Posted By RedFoxComp
Ixnay on the low icepray!

Ixnay on the low icepray!
Forum: Tech-to-Tech Computer Help 06-13-2014, 04:41 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,307
Posted By RedFoxComp
I assume you've tried connected directly to the...

I assume you've tried connected directly to the wall? I've dealt with Dells that use PSUs that just plain don't like simulated sine wave UPS's. I assume if you've gone through this much trouble...
Forum: General Computer Chit-Chat 06-11-2014, 08:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 473
Posted By RedFoxComp
Define graphic design. Will this be for print...

Define graphic design. Will this be for print work possibly with giant files (demanding on hardware and requires a good quality LCD that can be calibrated.) or are they mainly designing for the...
Forum: Security, Viruses and Trojans 05-29-2014, 03:06 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 28,919
Posted By RedFoxComp
Yes, some people only learn with a really hard...

Yes, some people only learn with a really hard lesson. I always document what I recommended and make a note that it was 'declined by customer'. Got to cover your ass.
Forum: Security, Viruses and Trojans 05-28-2014, 10:00 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 28,919
Posted By RedFoxComp
Had a bigger client get infected today. It came...

Had a bigger client get infected today. It came in by e-mail and encrypted all documents on the workstation as well as some stuff on network drives. Had them pull the network cable on the machine...
Forum: Buy, Sell or Trade 05-12-2014, 06:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,011
Posted By RedFoxComp
All higher end AMD? You sure these weren't...

All higher end AMD? You sure these weren't cooked 24/7 mining bitcoin? ;)
Forum: Tech-to-Tech Computer Help 02-13-2014, 11:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 351
Posted By RedFoxComp
Scan with HDDSCAN and check the map. Some...

Scan with HDDSCAN and check the map. Some laptops have terrible drive cooling and I've seen them that high before.

http://cdn.ghacks.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/hddscan.jpg

If you have a...
Forum: Tech-to-Tech Computer Help 01-30-2014, 07:19 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,853
Posted By RedFoxComp
That's awesome! You don't even have to give them...

That's awesome! You don't even have to give them a discount, I don't see what the issue is or why you would want to change anything. (assuming you're not under charging.)

Think of it this way, his...
Forum: Tech-to-Tech Computer Help 12-15-2013, 04:23 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,140
Posted By RedFoxComp
Kaspersky is one of the best for performance. It...

Kaspersky is one of the best for performance. It slows down a system less than MSSE does.

http://www.av-comparatives.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/avc_per_201311_en.pdf
Forum: Security, Viruses and Trojans 12-13-2013, 02:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,321
Posted By RedFoxComp
They're inconsistent though, if you look at...

They're inconsistent though, if you look at previous months they jump in and out of bottom 50%.
Forum: General Chat 12-10-2013, 06:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,695
Posted By RedFoxComp
I would bet it can be done but I can't imagine it...

I would bet it can be done but I can't imagine it being less than $1k and likely quite a bit more than that. Sounds like a whole lot of research and custom work.

Make sure you let her know that...
Forum: Business and Legal Issues 12-05-2013, 05:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 509
Posted By RedFoxComp
IMO, these are the best. ...

IMO, these are the best.

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16816215243
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16816215345

They're all metal, the backplanes...
Forum: General Chat 11-29-2013, 07:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 603
Posted By RedFoxComp
x2 on Plantronics. I went through lots of...

x2 on Plantronics. I went through lots of headsets and then settled on the 975. I have very 'rubbery' ears so over the ear headsets never quite work for me. The 975 fits in your ear and won't come...
Forum: General Computer Chit-Chat 11-18-2013, 04:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,175
Posted By RedFoxComp
I just noticed the one I use is no longer...

I just noticed the one I use is no longer available on the market. It was by WEBIS (the guys that make pocket informant). It actually compresses and e-mails the audio file rather than trying to...
Forum: General Computer Chit-Chat 11-16-2013, 04:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,175
Posted By RedFoxComp
Foldersync Keepass - for passwords and info. ...

Foldersync
Keepass - for passwords and info. Synced to my tablets and PCs with FolderSync.
Fing
Egg Timer
Note2Self - single click voice recording that sends an audio file to my inbox.
...
Forum: Advertising, Marketing & Sales 10-07-2013, 07:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,006
Posted By RedFoxComp
:D I needed a good laugh, thanks.

:D I needed a good laugh, thanks.
Forum: Security, Viruses and Trojans 10-04-2013, 07:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 688
Posted By RedFoxComp
The problem is that Vipre's detection and removal...

The problem is that Vipre's detection and removal is and has been abysmal. I can't use it in good conscience no matter how much I can make off it.
Forum: Advertising, Marketing & Sales 10-04-2013, 04:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 601
Posted By RedFoxComp
Online backup is a hard sell because it's like...

Online backup is a hard sell because it's like insurance, there's nothing they can use that's 'fun'. It's one of those things everyone knows they should do, just not right now.

With livedrive,...
Forum: Tech-to-Tech Computer Help 09-27-2013, 02:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 444
Posted By RedFoxComp
They do go bad, especially if they're from around...

They do go bad, especially if they're from around the 2002-2006 vintage where capacitor plague was common because of bad chemistry in a few big factories.

I saw an XFX 6600GT with so many bad caps...
Forum: Security, Viruses and Trojans 09-26-2013, 09:53 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,271
Posted By RedFoxComp
Vipre. Their detection and removal is abysmal. ...

Vipre. Their detection and removal is abysmal. I've never installed a single license for a customer but I'm disappointed because it would be so handy for MSP since I use GFI Max.

I loved Avira...
Forum: General Computer Chit-Chat 09-24-2013, 06:43 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,365
Posted By RedFoxComp
That's the other thing that was mentioned and I...

That's the other thing that was mentioned and I agree, Joe cell phone user won't bother with a password or gesture unlock, this will definitely get more people securing their phones if it works well.
Forum: General Computer Chit-Chat 09-24-2013, 01:54 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,365
Posted By RedFoxComp
I never called anything an epic fail. I'd have...

I never called anything an epic fail. I'd have to try it first to know if it was useful. It really depends on the lag and reliability of the scan. If it's faster for me to punch in a password or...
Forum: Remote Support 09-24-2013, 04:39 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,400
Posted By RedFoxComp
I haven't had the problem yet but I only have 16...

I haven't had the problem yet but I only have 16 installs so far.
Forum: General Computer Chit-Chat 09-23-2013, 03:18 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,365
Posted By RedFoxComp
Ok......

Ok... (http://www.apple.com/ca/letter-from-tim-cook-on-maps/)

... (http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4389)

I don't get this "Apple knows what's best and can do no wrong" kind of attitude. All...
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