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*ordic-knight By *ordic-knight   premium paying member (M)  over a year ago

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My laptop seems to have packed up so I reluctantly took it to the local computer shop this morning. My concern is will they find all the gay stuff on it? Nothing illegal but could be a bit embarrassing as I know two of the guys in the shop socially.

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By (user no longer on site)  over a year ago

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they will find the lot all your porn messageswhat sites youv been on all of it probably sit there having a good laugh

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By (user no longer on site)  over a year ago

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if it had packed in totally the would probably replace the hard drive. i dont think they can see anything but im no expert xx

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By (user no longer on site)  over a year ago

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Lol.

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By (user no longer on site)  over a year ago

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but they are experts they can get into everything even things you thought was deleted years ago

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By *sunamiwarrior   profile verified by photo (M)  over a year ago

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I have had similar thoughts when my laptop has been for repair.

The first time I gave the impression that I wasn't one of the users but I don't care any more lol. It would be too much trouble to delete a lot but I suppose it's easy enough to delete history and cookies etc if it's a big problem.

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By *ollydee  (M)  over a year ago

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If it is on your laptop they can find it, I can assure you of that.

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By (user no longer on site)  over a year ago

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It depends on how hard they look. Deleted files and images may be recoverable. If you use private browsing modes online or at least delete your internet history and cookies, then possibly the websites you visit may not be apparent.

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By (user no longer on site)  over a year ago

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they look just for the fun of it and to catch you out expect a knock on the door very soon

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Depends what caused it to pack up. If it's a non disk related hardware fault then remove the hard drive. If you can still get into the system then put your "stash" of gay porn etc in a safe place and password protect it. If it's just bookmarks and things then export them onto another device, say a memory stick, delete your bookmarks, and then reimport them when you get it back.

It would be a violation of trust for someone to go browsing round your drive without explicit permission, although I am not sure whether they are compelled to by the Police on the quiet to track down pedophiles, drug dealers, and terrorists. While massively illegal people have been caught through this.

Recovering images and the like is very easily done, all most systems do is mark the first character of a file as deleted, you need a secure deletion programme, Eraser is quite good, but they are not foolproof. I worked for an internet security company, when they had important data to delete they used a metalgrinder and physically destroyed the disk and disposed the bits in a number of different locations.

What is the nature of the problem you have?

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By (user no longer on site)  over a year ago

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There is such a thing as confidentiality of the client. And which computer repairer wants the reputation of not being able to keep their mouth shut. You should be fine. But if you are so worried take it to a repairer a bit further away.

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By (user no longer on site)  over a year ago

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or simply take your machine to somewhere else

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By *ntrakota  (M)  over a year ago

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If you cant fix it yourself, smash the shit out of it and the HDD and go buy another - for peace of mind.

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By *sunamiwarrior   profile verified by photo (M)  over a year ago

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"My laptop seems to have packed up so I reluctantly took it to the local computer shop this morning. My concern is will they find all the gay stuff on it? Nothing illegal but could be a bit embarrassing as I know two of the guys in the shop socially."

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qwell you started off with some concerns of embarrassment but having read the posts you must be pulling your hair out in a nuerotic fit of panic ROFL.

I would just take it elsewhere as there are plenty of repairers about and it might be handy for future repairs!

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By (user no longer on site)  over a year ago

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yes I think many of us in the same boat from time to time,good if we had a list of people on here in various area's who cauld help in such matters.

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By (user no longer on site)  over a year ago

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I wouldn't worry too much as i am sure people of all walks of life access some kind of material which may appear to be inappropriate to others! I am sure PC repairers will come across this kind of material all day and everyday!

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By (user no longer on site)  over a year ago

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I took my laptop in to be repaired,not a word was said about stuff on it. Even with the wallpaper being of a bbw getting fisted..

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By *aninwsm   profile verified by photo (TV/TS/CD)  over a year ago

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Get Linux on a USB and boot into that to use for your porn and secret stuff. Linux peppermint is small and works well on USB.

For security use Linux tails its for the paranoid.

Its easy to boot to USB and as the OS is not on the HDD there is no footprint.

Also if putting a PC in the shop remove the HDD and replace with a clean install of your chosen OS on a second HDD.

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By (user no longer on site)  over a year ago

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You should always install CCleaner freeware on a computer, and run the cleaner as often as you like. It will remove your browsing history, cookies and all manner of other sh1t (you can set it to keep the cookies you want, like for your mail etc.) One computer I use is a shared pc so I clean up every time I leave the room, even if it's only to go to the loo, because you never know what is going to happen, I might trip and fall down the stairs or something. Another thing you can do with CCleaner is erase the free space on a drive, so all those nasty sites you've been visiting will have their names scrambled to a load of xxxxxxx's if any geek pokes about looking for old stuff.

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By (user no longer on site)  over a year ago

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There are also numerous gay computer geeks in the business of repairing faulty machinery.

Might be an idea to Google for gay computer repairers.

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By (user no longer on site)  over a year ago

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dont worry mate they will have seen it all before and if they are any good they won't have time to be checking your stuff out and if anything is said just call them voyeristic perverts and refuse to pay lol xxx

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By *ickyboy  (M)  over a year ago

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i had to take mine in a while back i did wonder but i needed it repaired so i just went in and was nice to them and asked please repair it nothing was said same as other have said . i was treated with repect kist like anyone when they gave it back im sure they saw some of my pics and things but there was nothing realy bad on it so i would not worry . its 2015 im sure they have seen more than i few cocks on some computers

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By (user no longer on site)  over a year ago

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Had to have the screen on my phone screen replaced some of the txt's and emails I have on here would probably get me some strange looks, but I think most people wouldn't shout from the roof tops about as someone else said they wouldn't be open for long if they did

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By *ollydee  (M)  over a year ago

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I cant pm. you NK but I wouldn't worry about it believe me.

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By *H23   profile verified by photo (M)  over a year ago

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" dont worry mate they will have seen it all before and if they are any good they won't have time to be checking your stuff out and if anything is said just call them voyeristic perverts and refuse to pay lol xxx"

Just reading through, and this is the best advice, they really won't be too bothered.

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By (user no longer on site)  over a year ago

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If you can get reconditioned laptops for £60 its hardly worth getting stuff repaired. There are a lot if repair cafe with computer geeks who will diagnose your problem on the spot and tell you how much it will cost and even do it for free or for a small donation

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*ordic-knight By *ordic-knight   premium paying member (M)  over a year ago

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Thank you for all the advice. I'm amazingly calm. Took the laptop in this morning so too late to do anything about it now. Could not get a screen up at all so could not apply CCleaner before taking it in. In remote rural areas very few computer repairers and no internet cafes. Suspect the thing is knackered and I will have to fork out for a new one.

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By *H23   profile verified by photo (M)  over a year ago

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Well look on the bright side, you may get a date out of it

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*ordic-knight By *ordic-knight   premium paying member (M)  over a year ago

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"Well look on the bright side, you may get a date out of it "

Well there's a nice looking young lad who works there but that's probably being too optimistic.

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By (user no longer on site)  over a year ago

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One can always try or dream!!

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By *oe Browne  (M)  over a year ago

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Pleaser tell us what happens

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*ordic-knight By *ordic-knight   premium paying member (M)  over a year ago

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"Pleaser tell us what happens"

Due to pick it up on Monday. Will report then on the outcome.

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By (user no longer on site)  over a year ago

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Another precaution I just thought of, if you open an webmail account with Outlook.com (not to be confused with Outlook, that's an email client) you get OneDrive with it with 15 GB of free storage for your personal photos, so they're not on your computer, they're in the cloud where only you can access them by logging in with user name and password.

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By *deviantx-   profile verified by photo (M)  over a year ago

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If your monitor's jacked it'd cost almost if not more the price of a new lappy to have it replaced with a new one, in which case do what I did - buy a new lappy, get the old one back and remove the hard drive then simply wire it up to the new machine with a simple plug'n'play external casing and USB cable - they cost around 3 squids at PC world. That way you get to keep all your porn or whatever on a ready-made back up drive on a new machine.

If it's not the monitor, then they'll most likely wire the thing as an external periphery to their own machines simply so they can get into the recovery module...hardly gonna be looking at persoanl data file or browsing history stuff (which will probably all get deleted on recovery anyway on anything earlier than Win 8.0) when their concern will be the system files only?

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By *irral27   profile verified by photo (TV/TS/CD)  over a year ago

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I have my own business fixing PC 's and have seen all sorts over the years. But customer confidentially is paramount as long as it's legal.

However, although I have fixed mates machines and joked over straight porn etc - I have never stumbled across someone I know being bi secretly. Not sure how I would react, but of a secret, why take it somewhere you know?

Did you want to get court!

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*ordic-knight By *ordic-knight   premium paying member (M)  over a year ago

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In answer to Wirral27. Not much choice of where to take it short of long round trips to take it in then collect it from anonymous pc repairers miles away. Also thought I would be able to clear most stuff off the laptop but,because I could not get a screen up, I couldn't.

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By *ong tall mart   profile verified by photo (M)  over a year ago

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Seen it all, used to be in the business full time and still do it part time, also look after almost all my mates computers.

Not much point blabbing about what you see on them but depending on the problem you often have to have a good look round to make sure you have backed up any personal files.

I'm not sure if my mates (both male and female) know or suspect that I have seen a lot of their personal stuff, I don't mention it and they never ask.

Simple fact is if you can't do the time, don't do the crime, and that doesn't just apply to illegal activities. if you are keeping secrets from someone it's your own fault if bad things happen.

otherwise don't live your life woryying about what other people think, most people are to busy with theri own lives to care anyway.

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*ordic-knight By *ordic-knight   premium paying member (M)  over a year ago

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Interim Update.

They've had it a week. Went to the shop this afternoon. Main man not there and laptop not fixed. Not happy.

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By *hegoons  (M)  over a year ago

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i know a bit about it.when you think you have deleted stuff.you ain't.everything is still there

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By *H23   profile verified by photo (M)  over a year ago

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Is it a good laptop? Would it not be best to get another and tell the guys to leave it?

After all NK, it's not good for you sitting up that tree with your antique mobile struggling for a signal. You'll be the laughing stock of all you slaves, sorry, staff.

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By (user no longer on site)  over a year ago

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They must be copying all your fetish /bondage porn vids lol.

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By (user no longer on site)  over a year ago

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"Interim Update.

They've had it a week. Went to the shop this afternoon. Main man not there and laptop not fixed. Not happy."

How about meeting a local gay guy that knows about computer invite him in for coffee n cake n ask him to repair it u can pay him in kind

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By *ewcocol  (M)  over a year ago

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I've repaired or restored loads of computers for people, and if I've asked them is there things that they need or are not replaceable then I usually just copy over the personal folders to a dvd, My documents, My Pictures etc, and burn it off without looking. 99% of people lead mundane lives so why go peeping at it. I just give them the disc without putting any of their previous files back on to a clean system. I would bet a majority of repairers do something similar, especially in a more commercial concern where time is money.

If someone tells me there's nothing on they need saving I will simply format and put a new operating system on most times. However your problem doesn't really point to whether it is a software or hardware problem with the limited info so it is difficult to be more specific.

As for Ccleaner - ask yourself why it is free. BEcause it is so basic as to be just a cosmetic skim over the things that matter. It's a long time since I have seen it on a machine (probably back in Win2000 or WinME days) but as a general rule if a company throws it out free then it will often have a bundle of other bloatware, or crapware as I call it, that will be installed by default if you choose the express installation options. If it's not good enough to sell with a price on it then it's not good. There is another thing out there on the internet (if still available) called Advanced System Care, and my recommendation for that is to not go anywhere near it. I spent a long time working out the problems on a few machines from the same family, and all were hampered by this program that was supposed to be doing just the opposite.

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By *ewcocol  (M)  over a year ago

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BTW this is a bit from a site called Tom's Hardware, which is a pretty decent site for giving straight answers. Had to remove the link that was in the post so I don't end up sitting on the naughty step freezing my arse off.

PC World Mag. recently tested a variety of cleaner type utilities on a variety of computer types (lappys, gamers, jack of all trades) and they found that there was no benifit to them it terms of system speed up.

CC is a convenient way to clear cached data from browsers, temp files and similar items. No one should use a reg. cleaner unless they are knowledgeable and review each trace being flagged.

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By *untime169   profile verified by photo (M)  over a year ago

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I had a friend fix my laptop and he found my pics of me dressed up in my wife's things

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*ordic-knight By *ordic-knight   premium paying member (M)  over a year ago

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Thank you all for the advice. Basically see what happens on Friday IF I manage to see the main man at the computer shop who is supposed to be doing the repair for me. I have used CCleaner but have my doubts about it's effectiveness. I know very few gays in this 'gay desert' and the ones I do probably know less about computers than I do if that's possible. So still either using my mobile phone or a silly thing called a netbook.

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By *om44  (M)  over a year ago

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They really are not that interested in the content. They have the same on their machine unless they are members of the westbro church.

If it is legal there is no problem !

You say its a laptop most problems are caused by overheating use a laptop support with fan. This keeps the machine at optimal operating temprature. So many people think its just dandy sat on their lap or in bed enveloped in the duvet. Your machine will last much longer!

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*ordic-knight By *ordic-knight   premium paying member (M)  over a year ago

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Interesting comment by _om44. My laptop normally lives on a desk rather like a ordinary desktop one would. Just lately the fan does seem to have been churning out more got air than usual so that could be the cause. As the time goes on i am getting less concerned about the repair shop guys knowing what I have on there. Would not be in their interest to gossip about me. Embarrassing for me yes but detrimental to their business if they are indiscreet.

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By *ewcocol  (M)  over a year ago

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The fan being more prominent than usual is an indication of more heat being produced by the CPU or GPU (central/graphics processing unit). This extra heat can be caused by a build up of household dust etc collecting in the fan airways, or by a breakdown of the thermal pads that sit on top of the units, between them and the cooling assembly. I have found HP and Acer machines to be quite prone to the latter cause, I actually have an Acer sat on my desk in bits for that very fault right now. Renewing the thermal pad cures the problem and, after cleaning, the machine will be shit hot again (technical term)

If that fails to correct the fan issue, which is by far the more usual cause, then it is likely to be a process running that is causing high CPU usage, and that will go hand in hand with things like very much slower response times when running programs or the pc freezing for periods of time. Microsoft's Process Explorer is probably the best free tool for identifying those processes.

If it is something that is not part of the operating system, maybe a third party program then uninstalling it will very likely leave behind lots of fragments in various places. Use something like Revo Uninstaller Pro, it's not free* but is very very good.

*unless of course you get software from torrent sites

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By (user no longer on site)  over a year ago

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Today my wife said that while I was in hospital she got a phone call and a woman's voice started to ask questions about did we use a computer. yes she replied, the woman then started to ask her to switch it on. ( Now thank fuck my wife is a computer Idiot ). she told the woman she did not know how too. then the woman started to explain she would talk her through the process and would need to do exactly what she said. because she had no idea what this woman was saying to her, she became angry and said she would ring back and hung up. OH how I cant wait for that phone call back !!! anyone got any idea what was happening. Scam Y/N.

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"Today my wife said that while I was in hospital she got a phone call and a woman's voice started to ask questions about did we use a computer. yes she replied, the woman then started to ask her to switch it on. ( Now thank fuck my wife is a computer Idiot ). she told the woman she did not know how too. then the woman started to explain she would talk her through the process and would need to do exactly what she said. because she had no idea what this woman was saying to her, she became angry and said she would ring back and hung up. OH how I cant wait for that phone call back !!! anyone got any idea what was happening. Scam Y/N."

yes thats a scam. do not do what they say. also, be careful they can get aggressive. I had one guy phone up and threaten me and my brother that he would, and I quote 'come to our house and eat our breakfasts'

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By (user no longer on site)  over a year ago

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its an old scam doing the rounds again just to get accsess to your computer last time i got one i managed to keep the caller on the line for a whole half hour before saying that i forgot i dont have a windows computer its a Mac she was not a happy bunny

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By *aul vercobrix  (TV/TS/CD)  over a year ago

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I used to get a few calls a bit like this, generally purporting to be from Microsoft and telling me they could see my PC and that it had a virus on it. I used to play along a bit for fun, especially when they would ask me if my PC was switched on at which point I would sound surprised and say "but you're telling me you can analyse my PC, so surely you can tell whether it is on or not?" This is when I'd start to laugh and say "50-50 chance, mate" at which point they would usually hang up. What fun!

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By (user no longer on site)  over a year ago

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Scam dude - fake "service desk" call - don't worry about the threats - they are usually calling from India and can't follow up on them. Best thing to do is just hang up.

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By *awman   profile verified by photo (M)  over a year ago

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I've had these calls too... scammers thats all they are!

Like Lee i kept them talking and dropping hits that i was interested. She was about to go in for the pitch for payment details when i asked.... 'i forgot to tell you that i dont own a pc tablet so how could i be on their database?'

She was none too happy and went off on one calling me a time waster.... i shot back at her and said that she called me and she was most likely getting paid well for this scam. I cut her off before she had a chance to reply. Never had a call since lol

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*racy_tights By *racy_tights  (TV/TS/CD)  over a year ago

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They get rather upset when you tell them that you have a Macbook

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"Scam dude - fake "service desk" call - don't worry about the threats - they are usually calling from India and can't follow up on them. Best thing to do is just hang up."

Yes. she said she sounded Indian. but could hardly understand what she was telling her to do. thanks guys, much appreciated.

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By *ewcocol  (M)  over a year ago

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My bank had occasion to call me back over a DD they cocked up once, and when he said the usual let me just ask you a few security questions I replied that I should be asking them the question because they had phoned me. I think his head exploded at the logic of that, even though it is correct when you think for a second.

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By *atinesque  (M)  over a year ago

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Full drive encryption recommended, every time - and, make them do the security dance if they've phoned you. They've been trying it with me for around 17 years and they've failed miserably, so far. Wouldn't you think they'd give up, given how bad they are, at it?

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By *VESPANDEX   profile verified by photo (TV/TS/CD)  over a year ago

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if we all keep the scammers chatting for as long as possible, it'll eventually make it uneconomical to continue.. my record is around 20 mins..

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By *sunamiwarrior   profile verified by photo (M)  over a year ago

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Any unsolicited calls I receive I request the same information and will answer nothing until then.

The full name of the person I am speaking to.

The name of the company he works for and what their business is.

The landline telephone number of that company and the person I need to speak to should I have any complaints at a future date.

The precise purpose of what I am being 'sold'

I then tell them that I'm legally obliged to inform them the call will be recorded so i can refer back to it should I need to do so.

I dont do it sarcastically but try to sound sincere in case the call is genuine. Most do hang up fairly quickly but the genuine ones do provide information ...and why shouldn't they!

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By *irral27   profile verified by photo (TV/TS/CD)  over a year ago

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"Interim Update.

They've had it a week. Went to the shop this afternoon. Main man not there and laptop not fixed. Not happy. How about meeting a local gay guy that knows about computer invite him in for coffee n cake n ask him to repair it u can pay him in kind "

I would totally take payment in kind

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By (user no longer on site)  over a year ago

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Store anything you want kept private on an external hard drive in future.

If you know someone that works in a computer repair shop why on earth did your take your laptop to them to be repaired?

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By *sunamiwarrior   profile verified by photo (M)  over a year ago

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"Store anything you want kept private on an external hard drive in future.

If you know someone that works in a computer repair shop why on earth did your take your laptop to them to be repaired? "

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I refer the right honourable gentleman to previous posts lol.

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*ordic-knight By *ordic-knight   premium paying member (M)  over a year ago

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"Store anything you want kept private on an external hard drive in future.

If you know someone that works in a computer repair shop why on earth did your take your laptop to them to be repaired? "

Two points here. I confess to being a total technophobe so terms like hard drive mean nothing to me. I can operate one but totally self taught but clueless about so many things. My other point,which I think I have already mentioned,is that the computer shop I have gone to is about 2OO yards down the road whereas the next nearest I could find is about 4O miles away.

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By (user no longer on site)  over a year ago

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with you being such a respected member of this community, I'm surprised that no-one has yet offered to come down and help you out

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*ordic-knight By *ordic-knight   premium paying member (M)  over a year ago

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Now even this weird netbook is being unresponsive and playing up. Ihave serious doubts about my router.

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By *ewcocol  (M)  over a year ago

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On a somewhat related subject, if anyone is concerned to that extent about keeping their activities private Google Chrome has a browser extension called Keyboard Privacy, which prevents keyloggers, or software that identifys you by your typing manner. The reviews on it suggest quite a bit of tinkering with the settings might be worthwhile to get it right but it may be worth keeping an eye on for when further releases are brought out, and when other browsers take it up.

Which still leaves me wondering why anyone would use such a horrible browser like GC anyway.

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*ordic-knight By *ordic-knight   premium paying member (M)  over a year ago

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15 days later I have got my laptop back. They cleared everything off it and reset it on Windows 10. In the end the guy who worked on it was the husband of a former employee of mine so I know he would be discreet if he did find anything 'illuminating'. Now this old technophobe has to negotiate my way around this new system. First time I have been able to open my emails for over a fortnight and only one was of any interest.

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By *inger   profile verified by photo (M)  over a year ago

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Good luck!!

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By *ewcocol  (M)  over a year ago

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"15 days later I have got my laptop back. They cleared everything off it and reset it on Windows 10. In the end the guy who worked on it was the husband of a former employee of mine so I know he would be discreet if he did find anything 'illuminating'. Now this old technophobe has to negotiate my way around this new system. First time I have been able to open my emails for over a fortnight and only one was of any interest."

There has already been a fair amount of chat about W10 in here but I'd remind you that pretty much EVERY setting that can send information back to Microsoft is defaulted to on. Time spent going through and changing it all to off will be time well spent. And the browser, Microsoft Edge, has no extension/add ons capability yet so you will be subjected to advertisements everywhere. Getting Opera or Firefox as a priority will reduce your frustration levels enormously.

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By *obbleaday  (M)  over a year ago

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if you do not delete your history often within a few weeks you will have thousands of pages stored on your h/drive. But even if you delete everything all your browsing history it is still retained by your I.S.P. Every bit of anything and every thing that you do on line is and always will be available and that includes all your phone stuff and every card transaction you make. you are tracked the minute you buy your train ticket and then pay for coffee at starbucks on the way into work. Then your fone shows your exact whereabouts 24 hours etc.... Happy wanking (just watch for cctv`s and it dont take a weatherman to know which way the wind blows)

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By *obbleaday  (M)  over a year ago

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in reply to "Newcool" it is immpossible to hide anything esspecially if Google have anything to do with it and it is hard to find anything that Google has not got a finger in (hang on,wots that up my arse) oh well

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By *ewcocol  (M)  over a year ago

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"in reply to "Newcool" it is immpossible to hide anything esspecially if Google have anything to do with it and it is hard to find anything that Google has not got a finger in (hang on,wots that up my arse) oh well"

One way to guarantee a high level of personal security, but is likely to be going far too much towards paranoia is to use a second computer, without a hard drive in it and run Linux from a DVD as the operating system. On top of that use a portable Tor browser from a USB stick to surf the web. As soon as you switch off there is no trace obviously on your machine. Downside is the 10 minutes or so loading the system every time.

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By *lhands  (M)  over a year ago

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hi dont use google.. Use duckduckgo as your search engine they dont hold any information

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*etropolis By *etropolis   profile verified by photo (M)  over a year ago

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are you sure?

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By (user no longer on site)  over a year ago

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Doesn't " The Cloud",hold everything,whether you like it or not?

Please correct ne if I'm wrong,as I really have no expert knowledge at all,but I'm led to believe that virtually everything is retrievable,,despite being deleted,by experts digging deep.

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By *erbypoz  (M)  over a year ago

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I am pleased you got your laptop back

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*ordic-knight By *ordic-knight   premium paying member (M)  over a year ago

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Oh the irony of it all. I was just reading the latest comments on this thread, which I started several months ago, when this laptop crashed for some unknown reason. It has behaved itself since I got it back from the repair shop but has recently started to go slow. Perhaps it is time to replace it.

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By (user no longer on site)  over a year ago

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My laptop died, just took out the hard drive and copied it over to the new one.

Can't be arsed to go to a repair shop where more often than not, they can't repair it anyways unless it's something simple.

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By *ornygaylad26  (M)  over a year ago

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"Any unsolicited calls I receive I request the same information and will answer nothing until then.

The full name of the person I am speaking to.

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As someone who used to work in a call-centre (an inbound one dealing with emergency housing repairs), I utterly refused to answer this question. I'd answer the phone with my first name, but completely refused to give me surname - even if they swore at me, put the phone down, demanded to speak to a supervisor (which by the end was me) -

I'd be polite with them, give them the call and job reference numbers - offer the information that I was the only person there with my first name (which was true)...

But there was no need for them to have my surname.

Just like you at home worried about your data security and personal info, I myself, didn't want to give out my full name and run the risk of it being to a nutter with a violent vendetta or some sort of stalker-ish crush.

Also there is zero legal requirement to give a surname or indeed any name. It's good practice to give a first name - but as long as the person is informed the call is recorded and why (if it is) and they are verbally confirmation of the time and date of the call and a means to trace it (a reference, call number, job reference etc...) then that's all that's required.

And to be honest I'd do the same if it was an outbound call centre.

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By *ornygaylad26  (M)  over a year ago

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As I understand it the only completely secure way to be sure information has been removed from a pc/computer equipment is to physically destroyed that equipment.

The FBI, MI5, other government/intelligence/police agencies have big machines to crush and then incinerate hard drives and computer equipment with memory they want removed.

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By (user no longer on site)  over a year ago

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Not making any comparison, but Gary glitter is laying in a cell somewhere, cursing the day that he took his pc into the repair shop!!!

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By *ornygaylad26  (M)  over a year ago

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"Not making any comparison, but Gary glitter is laying in a cell somewhere, cursing the day that he took his pc into the repair shop!!! "

As Kunt and the Gang sang, "PC World grassed me up to the pigs for what they found on my computer" :p :D

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By *hebestrimmer  (M)  over a year ago

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Hahaha, I wouldnt mind if my PC engineer found it on mine, he's gay too and have fancied his ass for ages - and he knows!

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By *r precum   profile verified by photo (M)  over a year ago

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My PC has suddenly started telling me that my windows 7 is not genuine it asks me for the product ID (which I haven't got) I've had this computer about 7 years now. I found on the computer where the product ID is supposed to be but it was not there. It's also gone very slow. Time to buy a new computer ?

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By (user no longer on site)  over a year ago

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Yes, buy a new one. The cost of any repairs to a 7 year old one compared to the cost of a new one doesn't justify the repair. It is also getting more and more difficult to get anything repaired as the small computer shops close.

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