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Malwarebytes Anti-Malware PRO Lifetime License – $14.97 40% Off

You can get the Malwarebytes Anti-Malware PRO Lifetime License for a mere $14.97 today. This will keep spyware and malware at bay. The Pro version includes scheduled updates and real-time scanning. Definitely worth the meager $15. I have MalwareBytes and SuperAntiSpyware running on different machines. Couple that with my Norton Internet Security 2012 subscription and I’m pretty protected. This is a really good deal, so don’t miss out.

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Malwarebytes Anti-Malware PRO Lifetime License

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Acronis True Image 2012 for $19.95. That includes the Plus Pack and a Second Copy for Free

Here’s a deal I pretty much couldn’t refuse. For $19.95 you get two copies of True Image 2012, the Plus Pack and a free upgrade to True Image 2013 when it comes out. I assume that will be the end of the months since that’s when the deal ends. There is a deal out there right now where you can get this same bundle for $29.95, but this is the same deal for an additional $10 off.

Considering the hard drive issues I’ve had recently, getting a true backup of all my data seems like a good idea. I’ve also been messing around with O&O DiskImage 6, and while that’s a decent app, it’s not really as feature rich as it should be and it’s too kludgey to build a boot disk for it. In fact, you can’t build a boot disk for it, you can only get one from O&O. It’s not bad, it just could be better.

The deal ends August 22, so if you’re looking to make a backup of your entire drive, want to clone your machine into a VM, or you’re looking to do some serious upgrades/patching and want a safety net, this should help you out.

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Acronis True Image 2012 for $19.95. That includes the Plus Pack and a Second Copy for Free

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Curse you power management!!

Ok, help me understand something. When I go into Control Panel and set the Power Options so that my machine is Always On and to use as much power as possible to keep my machine running at full speed with my drives always spinning and my monitor always on, why do my network cards still go to sleep? And further more, who in the hell decided putting a network card to sleep was a way to save energy? Seriously, in the grand scheme of things, what the hell is that accomplishing?

I kept noticing my Windows 7 machine would drop network connections. I set it to be on full power all the time. When I forced it to connect to a website, everything would "wake up" and all would be well again. Seems the network cards (Wifi and LAN) have a Power Management tab of their own and I had to disable the option of them going to sleep. What the devil? That’s an annoying design to say the least. Why aren’t the two related? If I turn off one, it should turn off the others. And why sleep a network card? Do they really draw enough power to make a difference? And dammit, this is my desktop, I don’t want it going to sleep ever!

I’ll just add this to the list of annoyances I have against Windows 7.

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