licensing question

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licensing question

Postby TMM » Sat Feb 19, 2011 1:33 am

I generallyreformat on a regular basis and I know nbp will only let you enter the key three times before that it my big concern is I get I get a virus three months down the road. Not that I am prone to viruses. In fact I have never infected myself with one but guess is an example say I did
and I had already used activated my key three times I do not want to bother you every time I reformat my computer so can I pay extra for a licence that would give me an unlimited number of uses in my IP range to prevent piracy. Keep up the good work. Please note that I have not reached my three use limit but I am conscious of the fact that one day I will need to reformat my computer
and I won't be able to install nbp
I do apologise for the spelling and grammar mistakes. I am disabled and use speech recognition to type which is not always accurate
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Re: licensing question

Postby Quade » Sat Feb 19, 2011 1:38 am

Wait till it's a problem then contact us over email. As long as you haven't shared your key with the world, we'll likely unlock it for you.
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Re: licensing question

Postby TMM » Sat Feb 19, 2011 1:41 am

Quade wrote:Wait till it's a problem then contact us over email. As long as you haven't shared your key with the world, we'll likely unlock it for you.

Thank you for the really quick reply. I apologise for my really bad spelling and all grammar. It is my speech recognition software as I am disabled
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Re: licensing question

Postby Quade » Sat Feb 19, 2011 1:56 am

I didn't even notice.
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Re: licensing question

Postby dmcomputerguy » Thu Mar 10, 2011 12:22 pm

I do computer support for a living so I am somewhat of an expert on general computer issues, but NOT Newsbin.

This kind of question comes up often with my clients. What I tell every one of them is to:

1. get a good anti-virus program. Keep it up to date with updates. Run a full scan once a week or more often.
2. get a good anti-malware program. Keep it up to date with updates. Run a full scan twice a week or more often.
3. get a good backup imaging program. Create an image once every couple of months or so. More often if you are making a lot of changes to your machine. Much more often if you have critical data on the machine.
4. practice safe computing. Don't visit sites that offer porn and/or warez since most are loaded with viruses. Don't download warez unless you know how to do it safely since most warez are loaded with viruses. The porn and virus warnings have nothing to do with my moral standards, they are only because of the danger of viruses, scams, identity theft, etc.
5. never, ever, take anything that is free unless you are enough of an expert to know it is safe and it will not slow down your machine. Many, many free things are bad for your machine. Examples are browser add on's, coupon gathering programs, instant weather access buttons, etc. Not all of these are bad, but many are.
6. (WARNING...start of sarcasm) please ask your friends and relatives to make "improvements" to your computer (END of sarcasm). I love them helping you because it generates more income for me in fixing the mess they make.

Find a good computer support professional who can help you with problems and questions. My clients don't need that advice because they have me, LOL. The kid next door is nice to have because he is cheap and convenient, but a good professional has a different point of view. They should, for example, be more concerned with you not loosing data than with the speed or color of your machine :-)
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