More than that. Every one is responsible for his(her) actions.
If I ever did make this dumb mistake coughing up 179.00, I'd just
tick it off as a learned lesson and move on rather than crying
out LOUD to the world; all the people around the world can read the
OP, some laughing, some feeling sorry, some wondering about her IQ
level. I wonder if there is an invoice and payment receipt?
On Friday, August 22, 2014 11:14:20 PM UTC-4, Nil wrote:
No, I'd say you're an example of lib denial. Do you deny that conservatives
believe more in self reliance, responsibility for one's own actions, while
libs believe that more govt agencies, more govt programs, more govt spending
will fix everything? How's that working with say, welfare and the war on
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but it sounds to me like you got what you paid for. You've apparently taken
hours of their time
WhAAATTT!!! They (incompetents) took hours of MY TIME
and they were able to do a system restore for you.
Did you miss where I said SEVERAL time in this thread that I can do a System
I did see where you said that, but that's still their job:
To do what they can. If not a fix then a system restore.
I don't know what transpired, of course, but from the
company point of view you took up several hours of
employee time. Whether or not they were incompetent,
they did fulfill their part of the bargain by providing a
tech person for you to talk to. None of us can judge
who was at fault there.
Maybe the whole thing is not a loss, though. You
should have backup sufficient that you can afford
to lose your system. Given that you wanted to avoid
a system restore I'm guessing you had data to lose
and therefore didn't have adequate backup.
Unfortunately, it requires a lot of information to really
manage a PC and do adequate backup. The first thing
I would do in your case now would be to create disk
images -- compressed copies of your C drive that can
be stored on DVDs and reinstalled if necessary. Then
create two external copies of your important data to
store elsewhere in the house and at another location.
Otherwise, next time you run into trouble System Restore
might not work and then you could be faced with buying
a new copy of Windows... and losing all of your data.
But it sounds like you really need to find someone handy
to set that up for you.
I don't see any value in blame, but I do think you might
have unrealistic expectations. Just like with home repair, it's
not always easy to tell whether a contractor is being honest.
But in computers as in home repair, there are limits to what
can be done.
Rather than blaming them or yourself, I think you should
use the opportunity to figure out a repair and backup plan
for the future. You should be able to lose your computer
tomorrow and not lose family photos, tax records, or anything
else of value that you have on it.
On Saturday, August 23, 2014 10:04:13 AM UTC-4, Mayayana wrote:
Read the other thread that DaddiOh started. It sounds like there is a
scamming company behind this.....
You have to be careful to define what you mean by system restore.
There is Windows system restore, which uses restore points it creates
that you can try to use to return you system to the state the system
software was in anywhere from a few days to months ago. And then
there is restoring the system in the sense of using the backup image
that is typically provided which will wipe out everything and return
the system to the as-shipped state.
If it's returning the system to it's originaly state, that can
be accomplished by using the image that almost every system comes
with today that's on a separate drive partition. And they also
typically tell you and bug you for a long time to make a further
copy on DVDs, in case the drive fails too. And even if you don't
have that, you don't have to buy a new copy of Windows. The major
PC manufacturers will sell you a copy of the as-shipped software
for some reasonable fee, eg $40. For that you get not only Windows,
but also any other software that was bundled in, eg MSFT Office, etc.
Yes, that's what I suggested days ago. Figure out how to save what
needs to be saved, then restore the PC to the as-shipped state. Given
that this also now does appear to be an actual fraud by a third party
company, HB could also file a complaint with AVAST and the FTC.
On Saturday, August 23, 2014 2:00:56 PM UTC-7, John wrote:
Avast sells various anti-virus programs. Mine is a paid one.
My problem is not with the anti-virus; it's with a separate "support" program that I bought, which turns out to be very possibly fraudulent.
I'd say that the fact that you brought this irrelevant screed up in
this discussion and in response to my post says that you're paranoid,
close-minded, obsessed, and looking for someone else ("libs") to blame.
On Sunday, August 24, 2014 7:17:38 PM UTC-4, Nil wrote:
It wasn't a rant, just a brief observation. It does have something to do
with it. HB is a classic lib. She's looking for some "ombudsman" or govt a
gency to solve her problem. She refuses all help from the many folks here
that have offered to help her solve her PC problem if she would just tell
them what's wrong. And then it turns out, she's being dishonest herself, c
laiming in her first post that Avast was ignoring her, then the next day, t
elling us that Avast had responded both in writing and with a phone call.
Then, in typical fashion, not telling us what they said.
The basic claim that it's fraud sounds like a stretch too. They sold her a
service, she admits they provided phone support for a previous problem and
helped her restore her PC. But she says that resulted in some lost data.
Any bets that the lost data was because HB didn't have stuff properly back
Or didn't back it up properly before doing the restore? And in this
incident, she says they spent several hours trying to help her. Anyone wan
to bet that after trying the obvious, they suggested that she restore the P
to the as-shipped software load, but she refused? I know if I was providin
g software phone support and guaranteeing to fix *anything*, that
would be one of my suggestions, because it not only works, it's a CYA to
meet the alleged claim that you can fix anything.
for some "ombudsman" or govt agency to solve her
One time when I'd been declined for a job, I
mentioned that in passing to my sister, the
lib. Just like the rest of you libs (like Sara),
she suggested that I contact some govt agency,
and see if I could force them to give me a job.
I figured heck with that, if they were forced,
the company would find a thousand ways to make
this here government forced hire miserable.
Affirmative action hires are for you libs.
No, pulled pork is usually made from a Boston Butt or a
picnic/shoulder and the only way to get it to "pull" is to
smoke it at 225 degrees until it hits at least 195 degrees
internal temps. Usually at least 10 hrs, YMMV depending on
the size. Anything less and it will slice but not pull. Of
course it *HAS TO BE* que'd or otherwise its just pork
Right, Ed !!!
On Monday, August 25, 2014 11:23:43 AM UTC-4, dadiOH wrote:
Yes I have. IDK what they specifically did with the ribs, but I guess they
could shred it too. But then they don't call it pulled pork either.
My point was that in most of the USA, pulled pork is not
typically made from ribs. It doesn't make sense because the ribs are worth more
sold as ribs and other cuts of meat, eg butt is cheaper and better suited to shredding for pulled pork.
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