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  1. MVPS Host File has been updated. https://mvpshostsnews.blogspot.com/2019/02/mvps-hosts-file-update-february-08-2019.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+HostsNews+(Hosts+News) Update via HostXpert worked perfectly.
  2. I tried v5.42 and had the same issue so I downloaded v5.40 and the issue was resolved. Thanks again for your help!
  3. Ahh, good 'ole FileHippo. I was searching for a previous versions download source. Thanks again mta. Take care mate.
  4. I am having exactly the same issue; however, I have Windows 10.
  5. My point seems to have been missed. What I am saying is this: in this particular case, me posting on two forums asking for recommendations on uninstallers, should not be an issue - i.e. it should not be frowned upon. I just wanted to know if anyone is using (or have used) a good alternative to Revo Uninstaller. Like I said, I (or anyone) should be able to do this on any number of forums. In this case, I believe it's totally ethical. The idea is to get as many opinions as possible. What possible difference does it make that I asked the same question on another forum (or 200 forums). If you and others still think this is not ethical, in your opinion how long a period of time must pass before you would consider it's OK to post elsewhere - 2 weeks, 2 months or 2 years or never? You must agree, there MUST BE a certain length of time that it will not be frowned upon by those that would be frowning in the first place. Hazel, you said "Anyone finding them might wonder why you don't let folk know you are also asking elsewhere (with a link) It then stops them spending their valuable time searching for info for you and giving you answers that you have already received on another forum." In this case, your thinking is flawed. It should make absolutely no difference what people replied on other forums. Again, it should be clear that in this case, no research is required. Just the name of an uninstaller program that they use or have used that they consider good, It should be noted that if I was worried about posting a duplicate question on more than one forum, I would have used a totally different username. I would be interested in knowing if there is any member on this forum that agrees with me. In this particular case, I really think that you need to think hard about the points I've made. You may find that in this case, my point is quite logical.
  6. I would like to clarify something and I sincerely hope you will take the time to read this. I received a message that stated I should not have posted my uninstaller topic (https://forum.piriform.com/index.php?showtopic=48545) on another forum ( https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/651205/what-uninstallers-would-be-on-the-top-2-or-top-3-list/ ). In the past, on another topic, I had done so and was informed that I was wrong in doing so. At that time with that particular topic I understood the points made about posting on another forum and I agreed that I should not have done so. Because I was wrong, I apologized at that time. In this particular case, I do not agree that it was a problem and thus I did not think it was wrong. My reasons are as follows: (1) This topic is asking Piriform members for their opinion on uninstallers. The key here is "their opinion". In other words, I'm certainly not expecting anyone to spend time on researching anything in order to gather information. All I wanted to know is if anyone is using a good uninstaller (or had used one in the past), other than Revo, to just tell me the name of that particular uninstaller. (2) I posted this topic on Piriform in the evening on July 7th. I had one reply from Andavari. With no other posts, 3 days later I decided to post on Bleeping Computer (the evening of July 10th.). Especially being 3 days later, I posted with a clear conscience because I did not see this as an insult to Piriform, nor an insult to Andavar, nor a violation of any unwritten forum rule. Andavari had posted one reply with the name of an uninstaller and thankfully pointed out that I may not wish to use it due to the company history. I just wanted more uninstaller recommendations, thus my decision to post elsewhere. (3) In this particular case, I strongly feel the recommendations on one forum has nothing to do with recommendations on another. I could have posted on 20 forums in this case, just asking for a name of an uninstaller that they would recommend. What is the harm in posting this on 20 forums? Again, no research to be done, just a name of an uninstaller that they are using or have used. I seriously hope that you can see my point in this case. If the consensus on this forum is that I am no longer wanted as a member on Piriform, I will pack my bags and leave. I hope this will not be the consensus, but I will certainly not stay where I am not wanted. Thank you for your time.
  7. Given what you pointed out regarding IObit in your first post and also the fact that some people just simply don't like any IObit product, I think I'll skip it in my program. So within my program I'm leaning towards using Geek Uninstaller as the alternative to Revo Uninstaller.
  8. Our laptops don't have a CD drive, thus I'll backup onto a USB drive (i.e. not a stick). Dennis, thank you so very much for your great post. I so very much appreciate the time and effort you have spent helping me with this. To be sure I will never lose the info you've provided, I copy & pasted your post into my word processor and took a snip image of your image. You never know if this post gets lost in cyberspace someday. I'll be trying the image backup, according to your guide, tomorrow. It'll be great to finally get this done. Thanks again mate!
  9. Thanks Andavari. I gather GeekUninstaller is very good also.
  10. IMO, Revo Uninstaller should be the top of any Uninstaller list. What Uninstaller would you rate as being second best (or perhaps even equally as good)? The reason I'm asking is because in my program I would like to provide an alternative uninstaller to Revo Uninstaller and I want the alternative to be a good one.
  11. Hi Tasgandy, glad to be of service When you've checked them out, let me know what you think. More info regarding ZAM can be found in this post: https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/648740/zemana-anti-malware/
  12. Are you kidding! You have put my concerns at rest! Thank you so very much Dennis. What you said in the above was my biggest concerns. I had no intention of using a USB stick for backup, but I'll be honest, I did not realize that they can go t**s up (as you said). I have a 1TB USB drive and with my C drive having 68GB of data, that 1TB should do me for quite sometime. Now I just have to make sure I do the Macrium backups correctly.
  13. @Andavari Are you saying that it's best not to save system image (using Macrium) directly onto a USB drive? BTW, our laptops don't have a CD drive.
  14. To be very honest, I've been a bad boy. I have still not performed an image backup on my laptop or my wife's laptop. One holdup has been in trying to decide on the USB to use - i.e. it's my understanding that any data you have on the USB will get wiped out when it gets formatted by Macrium - I assume this only happens prior to the initial backup and not on subsequent backups - is this correct? So anyway, I need to buy another USB. The following specs from my laptop, as per Speccy, indicates I need to buy a USB drive (I guess a 1TB USB drive would be a good choice): Partition 0 Partition ID Disk #0, Partition #0 Size 100 MB Partition 1 Partition ID Disk #0, Partition #1 Disk Letter C: File System NTFS Volume Serial Number 90EC960C Size 930 GB Used Space 57 GB (6%) Free Space 872 GB (94%) Partition 2 Partition ID Disk #0, Partition #2 File System NTFS Volume Serial Number A2EE43BC Size 1023 MB Used Space 379 MB (37%) Free Space 644 MB (63%) What do you guys & gals think? Also, do you know what would be on Partition 0 and Partition 2?
  15. Hi Tasgandy. You certainly seem well protected. I know zero about Webroot Secure, I guess it's very good or I'm sure you would have replaced it. I use Kaspersky Total Security 2017 and I'm very satisfied. One thing you may want to consider is running a weekly on-demand malware scan with something other than Malwarebytes. I personally have Zemana AntiMalware (ZAM) running real-time protection and then I use Malwarebytes 3 and SUPERAntiSpyware (SAS) for on-demand malware scans once a week. In your case, consider using ZAM or perhaps both ZAM & SAS, for on-demand scans. As you likely know, SAS has been around for a long time and IMO, ZAM is excellent (which is why I chose it for my real-time protection).
  16. I agree mta - hopefully Piriform will pursue this.
  17. It's interesting to note that the URL is "http://www. ccleaner.online/", but on the website it reads "CC Cleaner" - i.e. note the three Cs.
  18. I can see opinions vary quite a bit in regards to defragging. In my program, I've decided to include defrag as part of monthly tasks. I'm guessing that for the average user this frequency is probably about right. In my program I currently only recommend Defraggler. Do you think it would be a good idea to offer a second option for defragging - i.e. is it beneficial to use two defraggers? If so, for a novice, do you recommend Puran Defrag or Auslogics Defrag?
  19. Andavari, I missed this portion of your post when I read it in May. Just wanted to say that this in itself speaks so well for SAS. I hope SAS never disappears.
  20. Off topic, but interesting - Operating System market share as of May 2017: https://www.netmarketshare.com/operating-system-market-share.aspx?qprid=10&qpcustomd=0 Windows 7 makes up say 50% of the market and Windows 7 comes with .NET Framework 3.5 installed (assuming 7 with SP 2). .NET 3.5 can run on 85% of Windows without additional Framework install (10, 8.1, 8 & 7). Looks like I should have targeted 3.5 instead of 4.0 It's too bad that .NET Framework is such a major hassle for XP users. The problem I have is that in 2008 when I asked programmers what programming language is a good choice for window applications and for novices, VB.NET was recommended to me. It's the only code I know a little about - not much, but a little Andavari, I guess I can't ask your opinion on my program when it's ready. That really is too bad. Seriously. I would have liked that.
  21. I do believe you're right Willy2. A long time ago I did install .NET Framework on my XP system and if my memory serves me right, it did take a long time.
  22. I believe it's .NET Framework 3.5
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