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About phaolo

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  1. It's a bad separator, because filenames contain spaces too. If I import the file in Excel, I have to replace it every time. Anyway, as I said, it's a minor issue.
  2. Ok, "Checksum Compare" is not very convenient if you have to check multiple backup copies. I'm trying the command line version of Exactfile and it seems good, even if.. it's still in Beta since years. Thank you jaclaz. --- Some minor annoyances are that: - it doesn't have an option to output a duration\end time or a % progress. - it uses a space as a separator between hash and path, instead of "tab".
  3. Thanks for the replies. - I'm likely to get ransomware from anything: programs, attachments, vulnerabilities, etc.. It's 1+ year than I don't have an antivirus, but now I'm paranoid (yes, I make backups). I'd need some program that could act as a "watchdog", because mistakes can happen. - I wanted to use a VM to test crap, but it seems that I'd need to buy a new key for a Win7 installed there.. or am I wrong? - thanks. But I need to know if MalwareBytes can block&recognize new ransomware (and not just block executables in some known paths). No love for Nod32, instead? - I remember that the old Spybot on XP used blacklists for the hosts file too. It was nice, BUT at a certain point started causing recurring slowdowns to my entire pc. It took me forever to identify it as the source of the issues, so I'm a bit scared of touching hosts again.. O_o' - I use Ublock and NoScript in Firefox x64, so I'm usually safe enough when browsing. Another point for MB then. Avira didn't impress me much, instead. Never heard of GlassWire. I'll check it, ty. Thanks.
  4. Hello, do you know which antiviruses offer a good protection against ransomware? I've already added SRP whitelisting (Win7 Pro here), so I need some other kind of active protection. Malwarebytes, Nod32 or others? And what about a firewall to replace my free-but-clunky Zone Alarm?
  5. Hello jaclaz. Thanks for the suggestions, even if.. I'm not sure they're much more convenient.. CC already allows to manually save the results, but I wanted something more automatic. Oh well, maybe I could just diff the CC ones.
  6. Hello, can you suggested me some freeware program to calculate+compare+store&reuse hashes of 2 folders? (plus subfolders) I need this to check multiple backups on various HDDs. For now I found "Checksum Compare" (even if the official website seems ko). It's very good, but a bit clunky and doesn't allow to automatically store&reuse the correct hashes.
  7. Oh well, I'll se how it goes for next months. Hopefully you're right. Thanks for the comments.
  8. Well, it didn't sound much like an example. It seemed like standard low usage for a few hours a day. Anyway, amen.
  9. I'm using it for work, games and everything else. I use it all day and keep it on a lot, so I can't compare its stability with basically an idle pc (if I understood it correctly). Anyway I still appreciate the replies, so thanks.
  10. Wait, do you mean you're using it mostly to see reminders? O_o I guess it's not exactly useful for a comparison with my pc then. I'm not one of those that reinstalls at the minimum problem and I try to fix errors when possible. I'm not exactly a noob either. 5 restores (not reinstalls) in a year aren't even that bad, but.. I expected a better performance than Xp.
  11. Weird. How long since the last install then? Is it your main machine? Do you keep it on more than 1 day? (also, did you mean Win7 x64 like your profile says?)
  12. Dear anime friend, I thank you for the reply, but.. I didn't mention Vista, because it was worse than both Win XP and 7 Win7 isn't slow anymore on new PCs, but I'm simply baffled by how often it seems to corrupt without apparent reason. Maybe it's just a Windows intrinsic problem, as these cases aren't so rare even with new versions. I recently saw it on a Win8.1: new laptop kept offline, no usb sticks, no new installations, no hw errors, and occasionally used only for Libreoffice.. system suddenly messed up.. how!? And Win10? Thanks for the "hidden" fast startup (silly) feature, it ends up staying on for weeks, until it starts behaving really crazy. (and this is only one of its problems)
  13. Win7 SP1 isn't bad and I certainly prefer it to Win8-10, but.. it overall less stable than WinXP SP3 or what? I have it on a new pc since a year (yeah..) and it's like the 5th time I had to restore the system to a previous SR point, because of some sudden weird problem (sadly, only Sfc and no Dism for it). The old XP ran on a single poor hdd, in furnace-case with crappy hardware, with only 1.5Gb RAM, with hundreds of programs & s**t and still managed to last years without issues. My hardware seems good, so.. WTF? P.s: Win8-10 aren't certainly immune from such errors, but I haven't tested them as much as the others (and won't).
  14. Woa! I don't like Win10, but.. a full reinstallation has never been so easy! (I was able to chose option B)
  15. Yeah, I usually prefer to fix errors, than to reinstall everything, but I don't have much choice here. Btw, the guy now wants the apps, so I'm probably stuck to option A. Thanks.