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RE: Are All External Hard Drives Created Equal?

I used both the smaller "passport" drives and the 'MyBook' desktop drives from WD. the 'passport' serves as a travel drive with our laptop as well as our emergency backup drive that is stored in our safe deposit box. I use the 'MyBook' drives for home use. words of caution. the 'passport' drives work well with the supplied USB cord. if you try to use it with a longer cord it may not work at all. and be sure you select a drive to match your USB port. many/most but not all USB drives are backwards compatible. that is a drive that is advertised as USB3 compliant likely will work on a USB2 port...just be sure before you buy.
rk911 04/18/14 07:00am Technology Corner
RE: What's everyone using to remove mal ware?

I had a bout with SweetPacks and, for some reason, Malwarebytes didn't remove it. I finally ran Spyhunter in safe mode to get rid of it. It wouldn't do it in standard run mode. likely because MalwareBytes either didn't "see" SweetPacks because your signature file hadn't been updated, the updated signature file didn't have the signature or 'fingerprint' of SweetPacks or, if it had been detected, the MalwareBytes engine is not engineered to remove that particular nasty. not every A/V, A/S and A/M software package will see all of the current crop of nasties. this is why a layered approach works best. while running more than one A/V program may cause performace programs the same is generally not true for A/S and A/M software. couple that with a decent software AND hardware firewall and good internet habits and you'd have a decent defense.
rk911 04/17/14 06:09pm Technology Corner
RE: Before everyone loved Windows XP, they hated it

I wonder how many people use Windows without any firewall or anti-mal-ware programs. I know I have one computer here which is now virus free... i'll take issue with that statement as there is no way to prove that any system is virus/Trojan/malware free. the best that we can say is that no nasties are discovered by whatever detection software is installed. and that statement really only applies to the latest signature file. we don't know what we don't know but it's the best we can do short of pulling the plug on the internet.
rk911 04/16/14 02:28pm Technology Corner
RE: Win XP and Chrome

Ok, yes, I'm even more confused.... I have Chrome already downloaded on my computer. Can I just open it and use it like I've used IE in the past? I have AVG free virus scan that runs daily and will add Malawarebytes. I've used it in the past but think I deleted it due to it slowing down PC and it never found anything. My DH watches a lot of music videos on youtube so I don't know what to do about that. Can he not access it thru Chrome and it be safe? well, you're safer than if you were not using AVG. be sure that AVG updates itself at least once per day. same for MalwareBytes. I presume that Google (they own YouTube) takes steps to make sure the videos are scrubbed but the same applys to them as it does to you. you don't know what you don't know. if you, or Google, don't update the signature file (AVG in your case and whatever Google may be doing) you'll never detect the nastys that will make it through.
rk911 04/15/14 03:01pm Technology Corner
RE: Win XP and Chrome

there may be the odd website that is configured for IE and which may not look or work right using Chrome but beyond that you shouldn't have any issues...browser wise. but the issue just isn't the browser...it's the OS. just be sure you have a robust A/V, anti-malware suite and keep the signature file up to date. of course, you should be doing that anyway. Showing my ignorance here....what is a signature file?? no worries. anti-virus/anti-spyware/anti-malware programs identify those threats by the signature they leave in your OS, browser or in an HTML encoded e-mail. think of it as a "fingerprint". as the software scans your browser pages, e-mail, etc. it looks for these "fingerprints" or signatures. none of these programs can detect what they can't identify. if the signature file does not contain the signature of the 'oh my God we're all gonna die in our beds' virus then it won't be detected. I don't know of any A/V,A/S,A/M software that doesn't include the ability to keep it's associated signature file up-to-date. and that function can usually be automated. I have my software to automatically check for signature updates daily, usually after midnight. downloading a signature file is very quick and doesn't consume much data.
rk911 04/15/14 01:10pm Technology Corner
RE: Win XP and Chrome

there may be the odd website that is configured for IE and which may not look or work right using Chrome but beyond that you shouldn't have any issues...browser wise. but the issue just isn't the browser...it's the OS. just be sure you have a robust A/V, anti-malware suite and keep the signature file up to date. of course, you should be doing that anyway.
rk911 04/15/14 12:18pm Technology Corner
RE: What's everyone using to remove mal ware?

I downloaded malware bytes but they only give you a 'trial' program that expires after a week or two. Does anyone know of any other free malware removal programs that do a good job? I have Kapersky installed but not sure if that does malware removal. Thanks - Microsoft security essentials: PC is auto-scanned daily and real time protection is ON - SuperAntiSpyware: PC is auto-scanned twice daily and real time protection is ON. - SpywareBlaster: resides in memory and helps prevent spyware from infecting systems. - MalwareBytes: PC is auto-scanned daily and real time protection is ON.
rk911 04/15/14 11:35am Technology Corner
RE: Took this last night

Took this picture last night of the "blood moon" with Mars to the right side of the moon. Just wanted to share it. Oops, picture is too large to show Mars. http://i918.photobucket.com/albums/ad24/bcsdguy/BloodMoon041514_zps04c8f245.jpg camera settings?
rk911 04/15/14 11:23am Technology Corner
RE: Question for those who store their RV in a storage lot

Anybody keep their fridge running with the RV parked in a storage lot? Do these places have electric that you can plug into, or do they have prohibitions on keeping a fridge running on propane while parked there? I realize each place will have their own rules but I have no experience at all with these types of businesses so am trying to get an idea of what is normal and/or possible. We are considering downsizing our home and there is a good chance that our next place won't have room to park an RV. Somewhat spoiled always having the RV at home and keeping the fridge plugged in, stocked with staples and ready to go at a moment's notice. Here is what I am considering: Option #1: Storage lot allows me to plug in, fridge runs on electric, no issues. Option #2: Install 140W solar panel to keep the batteries fresh and run the fridge on propane. Burner in the fridge is 1500 BTU, a gallon of propane is 91,500 BTU, and a 30 lb tank hold 6.5 gallons of propane. So even if the fridge runs 18 hrs/day I can get about a month on one tank (TT has 2). Issue here may be storage yard has rules about flames, etc. associated with propane appliances. Option #3: Install 400W solar panel kit. Heating element in the fridge is 325W, so I should be able to run the fridge on the inverter with the solar supplying the power. Not sure about running the inverter for long periods of time. Not sure if any of these are viable or practical right now....what does everyone else do? our storage lot does not have electric but even if it did I wouldn't run the fridge. we bring it home a few days before we leave for packing perishables, etc.
rk911 04/15/14 11:22am General RVing Issues
RE: Before everyone loved Windows XP, they hated it

I remember using Workgroups for Windows v 3.11. that's my earliest recollection of windows. then 95, 98, XP and now 7. 95 to 98 was the only time I upgraded the OS on the same machine. 3.11 to 95, 98 to XP and XP to 7 all involved new PCs.
rk911 04/15/14 06:08am Technology Corner
RE: Email List Problems Caused by Yahoo

wow. well, i'm a heavy Yahoo user. I post to this forum with a yahoo address. I belong to around 35-40 yahoo lists and post to all of them with a yahoo address. I shop online using a yahoo address. all of my posts seem to get thru.
rk911 04/15/14 06:06am General RVing Issues
RE: Not given site reserved

This is the first time we have visited this particular campground but 2 weeks before our visit we drove through and stopped at the office and made reservations and paid for 1 night. We reserved a nice looking site with the creek running behind us and were looking forward to camping on it. Upon arrival they had us moved to another site that was not as nice and no where near the creek. It was explained to me that a group of campers had come in and they gave the site to one of them. I was wondering if this had ever happened to anyone else and how they handled it? We will be back here since our daughter is in college near this campground so we don't want to upset the owners. as jerry Seinfeld said, and I paraphrase..."they know HOW to make a reservation, they just don't know how to KEEP a reservation".
rk911 04/12/14 03:11pm General RVing Issues
RE: Before everyone loved Windows XP, they hated it

I believe XP came before Vista. old timer brain fart. yes, you are correct. Vista is why I STAYED with XP until Win7 and even then I didn't upgrade to 7 until it had been out for quite a while. WinME is why I stayed with Win98. when XP was introduced and our office made the switch I loved it and bought a new WinXP desktop for the house. the point is I found WinXP to be very, very stable. i'm finding Win7 to be the same.
rk911 04/12/14 03:03pm Technology Corner
RE: Before everyone loved Windows XP, they hated it

don't color me with that brush. I was on Win98 and purposely avoided Vista and whatever else came before XP. I never upgrade OS...I always buy a new PC and when XP was delivered and I saw it on my PC and work I fell in deep, deep like with it and the rest is history. I still have a desktop and laptop running XP for very specific applications and likely will keep both up and running until the magic smoke runs out.
rk911 04/11/14 05:08pm Technology Corner
RE: Trucks or Buses Left Lane Only. Does that mean me?

Am I breaking any laws by not moving left? I was driving my motorhome through the construction zone cattle chutes this morning when I saw the sign: "Trucks and Buses Left Lane Only". Since the exit was in a few miles anyway, I stayed in the right lane because, in heavy bumper-to-bumper traffic, it is tough moving from the left lane. My motorhome is not registered as a truck nor a bus, but it is just as big. Has anyone got nabbed for staying right? it may not legally mean you but the reason they have the big rigs move to the left is either because that lane is a bit wider or the right lane pavement cannot support the weight of those rigs. I suspect the right "lane" was either a shoulder or a temporary lane. if it were me and I was not planning a right-turn or taking a right-exit anytime soon I would move left. unless you're going
rk911 04/11/14 12:49pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: What grade of gas does your large gas engine require

ford f53 super duty....87 octane
rk911 04/09/14 03:09pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: exterior outlet is dead, UPDATED PROBLEM FOUND

First of all my knowledge of electricity is very little. :h The DW and i just bought a new left over 2013 Gray Wolf 26BH about 6 weeks ago. Sunday i was working around the trailer getting ready to go on our firt outting with it next weekend. I went to plug something into the outside power outlet and it's dead. I checked all the fuses and breakers and everything is okay. Also i might add that all the other outlets work in the camper except this one exterior outlet right beside the front door. Anything i might have missed would be appreciated. I'll bet you have a GFCI outlet in one of the storage bays that has tripped. check carefully. many times a GFCI outlet will be wired with other outlets. if the GFCI trips all other outlets downstream from there will be dead.
rk911 04/08/14 02:37pm Tech Issues
RE: 2003 Grand Cherokee part time 4x4

We are looking at this model Grand Cherokee. It is a part time 4x4, auto trans. I have searched the internet and can not find any info. Is it towable 4 wheels down? Thanks in advance, Alex it's not enough for the GC to be a 4x4. make certain that the transfer case has a manually selectable neutral position. you don't say what year GC but, depending on year, the selector "switch" can be a lever, button, handle, etc. if you can place the transfer case in a neutral position you should be good to go. you can and should also check the 'Recreational Towing' section in the owner's manual for whatever year GC you're looking at for additional information. if you can't get a look at the owner's manual you can download one here for free.
rk911 04/08/14 08:40am Dinghy Towing
RE: Dinghy front wheels dragging/sliding on a turn

what caused the jeep to lock up? Did the key just rotate enough to lock the column? the couple traveling with us was behind us at the time and reported to us that the wheels locked up after the toad hit a pretty bad pothole. the MH passed over it but the jeep being narrower apparently hit it. no trouble before or since on either jeep.
rk911 04/08/14 06:54am Dinghy Towing
RE: Dinghy front wheels dragging/sliding on a turn

we've been towing our jeeps ('03 wrangler or '10 liberty) behind our 35' class A on the F53 chassis since 2003 and with the sole exception when the steering wheel on the wrangler locked up we've had no problems.
rk911 04/07/14 05:21pm Dinghy Towing
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