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Topic: Is FinallyFast.com Any Good?
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mensanator

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Re: Is FinallyFast.com Any Good?
Posted: Feb 27, 2009 11:48 PM
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On Feb 27, 9:39?pm, Matt <matt271829-n...@yahoo.co.uk> wrote:
> On Feb 27, 9:32?pm, Mensanator <mensana...@aol.com> wrote:
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> > On Feb 27, 2:24?pm, Jonathan Groves <JGro...@Kaplan.edu> wrote:
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> > > Dear All,
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> > > I have been extremely frustrated with my computer
> > > lately since it's becoming less and less reliable.
> > > It froze up on me a couple of weeks ago, this past weekend,
> > > several days ago, and now twice so far today!
> > > I am about to begin teaching math online for
> > > Kaplan University, and the math courses (and many
> > > others too--not just math) use live seminars,
> > > and I am beginning to get very worried that this
> > > new computer of mine will suddenly freeze up on me
> > > in the middle of a seminar or in the middle of office
> > > hours with a student. ?Kaplan may be willing to
> > > forgive me if it happens once, but they definitely
> > > won't keep me if it continues to happen.
> > > And this computer might threaten other future online
> > > teaching jobs. ?I need some jobs for a while to save
> > > some money so that I can later apply for tenure-track
> > > positions elsewhere; I don't have the money right now
> > > to move anywhere else. ?I don't have a car, and teaching
> > > jobs here in Clarksville, TN, are limited right now since
> > > the only college here has nothing open right now. ?

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> > > And because of these problems with freezing up,
> > > I had to turn off the computer manually (since I cannot get
> > > the thing to respond to my commands to shut down; in some cases
> > > where I could, the computer won't shut off--even after I had
> > > waited for more than an hour!), so that is
> > > another concern: Problems with damaging the computer
> > > permanently. ?If these problems continue to force me
> > > to do so, I might damage this thing for good!

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> > > My old computer is much more reliable, but I don't think
> > > it's fast enough for online teaching. ?So I would like
> > > to try, if possible, to continue using this one.

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> > > I remember seeing that FinallyFast.com offers free
> > > performance tests; though the commercial directly
> > > addresses only those whose computers are slow (mine isn't),
> > > I do remember them saying that the test can detect
> > > adware, spyware, and other junk files that cause even
> > > fast computers to freeze up and crash.

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> > I don't know anything about FindFast, but such malware (all
> > the above plus viruses and Trojans) can do this.

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> > I was plagued by this and symptoms included being locked out
> > of the Task Manager and the Control Panel. Once I cleared
> > these up, most of my problems went away. Note, I aquired
> > these even though I had an anti-virus program running. I have
> > had to implement further security (turning off a lot of
> > Internet Explorer options, the most notable being not allowing
> > ActiveX items to be installed automatically).

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> Jeez ... that's just ASKING for trouble. How was that ever enabled?


Must be the default. Or perhaps something like AOL
turned it on as part of it's install.



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