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Apple Products and Virus Protection

Just wondering if I should be doing more to protect my Apple Products for viruses and malware, etc. Should I be more proactive? [more inside]
posted by dbirchum on Jul 2, 2014 - 17 answers

What documentation do I need to protect myself in a buyout?

I'm going to be bought out of a business of which I own a part. What documents should I copy and take with me to ensure my interests during a valuation and payout? [more inside]
posted by sockless on Jan 15, 2014 - 7 answers

Hearing Protection for Musicians, or, It's Too Loud and I'm Too Old

I am a bass player, and I have recently returned to playing loud, noisy rock and roll after a 4-year hiatus from the stage. I have always eschewed earplugs on stage, on the grounds that they keep me from hearing all of the nuance I need to hear to play effectively with a group. But I ain't no spring chicken anymore, and now I recognize that the real reason I never wore earplugs before, even in mind-bendingly loud bands, was mostly out of misplaced machismo. I can tell that I have lost some hearing over the years, especially in the ear that usually faces the drums, and I want to avoid losing more. I have tried using cheap, disposable foam ear plugs, but I am not satisfied with the sound quality I am getting with them. Are there better ear protection alternatives out there? [more inside]
posted by vibrotronica on Sep 9, 2013 - 14 answers

Selling my car without getting any money.. How to protect myself?

For reasons that were mutually beneficial at face value, I sold my car to my SO's parent. However, therein lies the problem.. any way to get myself in a better situation than the one I've inadvertently gotten myself into without realizing the full ramifications of my decision? [more inside]
posted by lunastellasol on Sep 5, 2013 - 23 answers

Protecting a cell phone while working outdoors

What is the best way to protect a cell phone while working an outdoor job? [more inside]
posted by zainsubani on Jul 18, 2013 - 15 answers

Portable face masks for sub-1-micron materials?

Face masks: the smallest/lightest option that's effective against sub-1-micron materials? [more inside]
posted by kalapierson on Oct 23, 2012 - 6 answers

How do I stop a company from billing me for services I didn't ask for?

How do I stop a company from billing me for services I didn't ask for? [more inside]
posted by platosadvocate on Sep 16, 2012 - 6 answers

Protecting my iphone photos

How can I protect my iPhone photos from being downloaded via USB? [more inside]
posted by eas98 on Aug 13, 2012 - 5 answers

Help Me Not Break My iPad

"New" iPad(3) case with the sole purpose of preventing screen shattering body flex? [more inside]
posted by imjustsaying on Aug 3, 2012 - 8 answers

Is Scotchgard worth it, and if not, how do I keep white sofa clean?

White cotton-upholstered couch -- help me keep it clean. Pros and cons of using Scotchgard or similar product? Health risks for people and pets? Other methods? [more inside]
posted by LobsterMitten on Jul 24, 2012 - 3 answers

A run of ID thefts

Help me fend off the cyber brigands (and persuade my family that they need help)! [more inside]
posted by bad grammar on Apr 6, 2012 - 7 answers

Help me not make another $425 mistake

Please recommend an iPad 2 case. [more inside]
posted by jacquilynne on Mar 12, 2012 - 14 answers

I love you, so I must bury you alive?

My wife thought Last of the Mohicans had a scene where the heroine was buried alive to protect her from an Indian raid, with only a reed to breathe through. I just watched the movie, and didn't see anything like that. Is she thinking of another movie, or a (very) different cut of the film?
posted by bullitt 5 on Feb 13, 2012 - 12 answers

Protection From Abuse againdt a Blogspot Writer.

I am a woman. A man I have a court-ordered PFA (Protection From Abuse) against started a blogspot.com page about me using MYNAME.blogspot.com to write viscous lies about me and my underage son. The blogspot page is, of course, the #1 result on google when googling my name. He is not impersonating me, but he is harassing me and my family. What can I do now? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 26, 2011 - 25 answers

Questions about Staples' 2 yr Protection Plan

How difficult is it to get a replacement from Staples using their protection plan? There's nothing wrong with the item in question, but I'd like to sell it and if I can replace it for a new one I imagine I could get more for it. Also, is there any way to transfer the plan to a buyer since there's still over a year on it? [more inside]
posted by blunt_eastwood on Sep 19, 2011 - 16 answers

Visa debit card consumer protections

Who pays the fees on a Visa debit card (when used as a Visa); and when used as a Visa, do standard credit card consumer protection laws apply, or the much weaker debit card protections? [more inside]
posted by pla on Aug 23, 2011 - 8 answers

How do I increase my chances of filing an order of protection?

How do I increase my chances of filing an order of protection? [more inside]
posted by kopi on Aug 9, 2011 - 7 answers

Where can I find information on government expenditure? Middle East!

Expert googler help needed! [more inside]
posted by theJigsawLady on Jul 27, 2011 - 8 answers

Sandals are wearing already!

My new sandals are already wearing at the toe and I know why -- so how do I stop it? [more inside]
posted by hayvac on Jul 12, 2011 - 2 answers

Has your dog protected you from harm?

Has your dog ever protected you when you were in serious danger or attacked by someone else? What was it like? [more inside]
posted by LittleFuzzy on Jun 10, 2011 - 53 answers

Bike Helmet v. Skater Helmet?

Do skater helmets provide better protection for bike riders than vented bike helmets? [more inside]
posted by musofire on May 31, 2011 - 9 answers

Fan friendly mac protective case?

What kind of protection cover can I get for my new macbook pro that will prevent wear but also not affect fan power? [more inside]
posted by JJkiss on May 6, 2011 - 5 answers

Dining room carpet protection from my little slobs?

My dining area is carpeted and I have two young children who are experts at landing their food on the floor. We've been using plastic sheeting/vinyl table cloths under the kids, but I'm looking for a more elegant solution that wipes up easily. [more inside]
posted by Bushmiller on Feb 14, 2011 - 13 answers

What is the best Anti-virus and firewall apps for a Win 7 PC in 2011?

What is the best Anti-virus and firewall apps for a Win 7 PC in 2011? I just purchased a new Dell PC, and I'd like to set it up with a good anti-virus and firewall program. The general consensus seems to be that McAfee and Norton are bloated, resource-hoggy, and ineffective. Google turns up plenty of free programs, but credible, CURRENT reviews are hard to find. Many of the big programs offer "security centers" - huge programs that combine anti-virus, firewall, malware removers, and phishing protection. Some of this seems necessary, others not-so-much. Also, Win 7 has a firewall built-in; since I'm not remotely a security expert - I have no idea if this is sufficient, or I need a 3rd party app on top (or instead of it). So, what's a conscientious but non-expert Windows user to do? (I know, I know - get a Mac. Which I've done - I LOVE my iMac. But I ALSO need a PC for work...)
posted by stuehler on Jan 3, 2011 - 22 answers

If I only wiped 10% of a hard drive before selling it, am I 90% screwed?

What damage control measures can I do for selling my PC on eBay which was only partially wiped? Yes, I know how stupid this was. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 15, 2010 - 8 answers

"What are you writing?" "NOTHING"

Should I write porn? What are the risks involved? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 1, 2010 - 9 answers

How to get my iPhone to read a password protected RSS feed?

Anyone know of a way to read password protected RSS feeds on the iPhone or iPad? [more inside]
posted by metamush on Jul 26, 2010 - 3 answers

Oral sex - how risky is low-risk?

Unprotected oral sex outside my relationship: is this risky enough to warrant a confession? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 22, 2010 - 26 answers

"You see this ring? Leave me the **** alone!"

How can you enjoy the bar scene when you're married (with or without your spouse)? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 7, 2010 - 36 answers

clothing to stay cool & sun safe

sun-protection filter: after several summers mostly indoors, I've been outside quite a bit lately, and it's definitely feeling like that hole in the ozone has got *a lot* bigger - so, clothing-wise, what to wear? [more inside]
posted by 5Q7 on Jun 3, 2010 - 9 answers

computer virus protection and removal program?

Can anyone recommend an affordable, effective computer virus protection and removal program?
posted by tangyraspberry on Apr 13, 2010 - 17 answers

I want a clean computer for once.

I'm buying a new MacBook soon. Help me keep this one clean. [more inside]
posted by timory on Apr 4, 2010 - 13 answers

banking:filter:What, if anything, should I do about BofA closing/cancelling my credit cards ....because I paid them off?

I had two Bank of America credit cards. Both were of the high interest types (21% and 25% interest). I owed in the area of 5 thousand dollars total and I knew that it was time to bite the bullet and take the money out of my savings to pay them off. I may have been late in payments a few times (not often) and usually I only paid the minimum payment due. I naively thought paying them off completely would be viewed as a positive thing. I paid them both off just days ago. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 26, 2010 - 22 answers

Protection from whom, exactly?

Is the payment protection plan on my credit card something worth keeping, or is it just an unnecessary $30-40 a month? [more inside]
posted by andrewcilento on Jan 25, 2010 - 13 answers

You can do almost anything with a Pelican...

Pelican-question: I need to transport some heavy equipment in medium-sized Pelican cases. The default soft gray pick-and-pluck foam is too soft and compressible for this purpose. I'm looking for a source to buy sheets or blocks of a very dense black foam that can be cut to my custom shapes with a hot wire knife. [more inside]
posted by thewalrus on Jan 23, 2010 - 3 answers

Is Guardsman furniture protection worth it?

Is the Guardsman furniture protection insurance worth it? [more inside]
posted by Thorzdad on Jan 17, 2010 - 9 answers

Stuck in Adware Hall of Mirrors, Please Help

Another malware/adware problem - and this one is blocking me from getting to sites that might help. [more inside]
posted by Miko on Jan 10, 2010 - 15 answers

How do I remove password protection for logged in users?

How can I make password protected posts visible to logged in users, but still require a password from guests, in Wordpress 2.9? [more inside]
posted by Solomon on Dec 28, 2009 - 3 answers

Can any RSS reader read private Blogger blogs?

How can I view private Blogger blogs in any RSS reader? [more inside]
posted by freddymungo on Dec 9, 2009 - 4 answers

Best place to find protective book covers

I ordered several used books online recently, and a few came with protective mylar (?) covers. I thought, "Neat!". And am considering doing that to a few other books I have. [more inside]
posted by ObscureReferenceMan on Sep 1, 2009 - 5 answers

Free/low-cost virus protection for Windows?

I just got a raging beast of a new laptop. Runs Left 4 Dead like a dream. Problem: I've been in Mac-world for 7 years. Now that I'm back in Windows Land, I gotta be careful. What's the best free/low-cost/open-source spyware/malware/virus protection around? [more inside]
posted by GilloD on Aug 19, 2009 - 24 answers

I'm floored that I'm writing the HiveMind about THIS.

How best to protect hardwood floors from chairs? [more inside]
posted by canine epigram on Aug 29, 2008 - 8 answers

Lost security dongle

I've lost my security dongle! How can I get another one? [more inside]
posted by TigerCrane on Jul 20, 2008 - 34 answers

Best protective gloves for delicate repairs?

What are the best gloves to provide protection from molten stick shellac, while still allowing for extremely delicate repair work? [more inside]
posted by alhadro on Apr 18, 2008 - 4 answers

What protections does a state trademark provide that a federal trademark does not?

What protections does a state trademark provide that a federal trademark does not? [more inside]
posted by Mr_Crazyhorse on Mar 24, 2008 - 2 answers

Whats the best hard case for a Macbook?

I'm about to go backpacking for a while and need to take my MacBook 13". Can anyone recommend the best hard shell case you can get for it? [more inside]
posted by 6am on Feb 24, 2008 - 14 answers

Turn off Instiki spam/flood protection

Is there any way to stop spam protection on Instiki? [more inside]
posted by djgh on Feb 10, 2008 - 4 answers

How can I automatically protect a Firefox tab?

How can I set Firefox up so that it will load a tab from a bookmark, and then automatically protect/lock it? [more inside]
posted by Rabulah on Feb 1, 2008 - 8 answers

How to best protect electrical equipment in a underground utility room?

How to best protect electrical equipment in a underground utility room? [more inside]
posted by colecovizion on Jan 14, 2008 - 5 answers

What do I do to track my stalker?

My husband recently recieved a death-threat via email from a former coworker. We want to know what we can do to track his home address, car, and other stuff, so we don't run into him. [more inside]
posted by beezy on Oct 31, 2007 - 26 answers

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