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  1. Have a look at Zemana. I use the paid version on XP and Win 7.


    It works on Win 10 too.




    That's my current preference over Malwarebytes. In a YouTube malware test I looked at maybe 1 or 2 months ago both HitMan Pro and Zemana detected more than Malwarebytes 3 with Zemana winning the test. Malwarebytes 3 detection in various YouTube videos doesn't give me confidence with it.


    Even though MalwareFox is the same program as Zemana, I uninstalled MalwareFox because of extremely poor support - in fact, no response to any questions I submitted.  I have since installed Zemana and currently running their trial (which incidentally is a 30-day trial period.  MalwareFox I believe only had a 15-day trial period).  When the trial expires I will likely only keep it for on-demand scans - i.e. the free version.  Just not sure real-time protection from any anti-malware software is worth the annual cost.  I do  however agree that Zemana seems excellent.  BTW, I submitted a question to Zemana support and had a promt reply.

  2. they used to be good but now it's an adware minefield so I would completely avoid them.


    :o   That can't be good, so no Freemake for me!


    Actually, the reason I was wondering is I've been trying to figure out an easy way to download videos and music from YouTube.  As far as MP3s is concerned, I found an easy option ( http://www.youtube-mp3.org/ ). You just copy the URL into the field and it converts the video to MP3 in about 1 second and then you download, which takes about 3 seconds.  Now I just need to find an easy way to download videos.

  3. I have begun the process of migrating to win 7 because it won't be too long until xp won't work on any hardware, and the available browsers for it won't connect to many sites. 


    Not sure if you have used Windows 7 much, but I've had Windows 7 on two PCs for many years and find nothing wrong with it.  Our laptops have WIndows 10 and we actually like it.  We've had no problems with it at all, compared to some people who seem to be having some ssues.  I tried to upgrade our PCs to Windows 10 but was not able to do so, apparently because of not having the proper hardware to do so.


    Anyway login, I guess where I was going with this is: have you considered going to Windows 10 instead of 7?

  4. Yes, there's always a reason specifically performance related or bug related issues, while Panda has bugs they're less of a problem than I've had with other free av's.


    In that case, going with Panda certainly makes sense.



    * Avast - incompatible with the Sentinel HASP License Manager which is required to run an expensive software on my machine. Install Avast with Sentinel HASP License Manager also installed and enjoy an unbootable into normal mode system (safe mode works to uninstall Avast however), been that way since 2007 I think.


    I didn't know Avast had that problem because I've never run expensive software so I never encountered this problem.  You would think the company would rectify this issue.


    I'm actually tempted to give Norton Antivirus Basic a trial run (oh I must be very ill to even think of going that route, but it's true). :wacko:


    LOL  -  I gather you had tried Norton at some point in the past and was not too pleased.

  5. If you take notice of all these different "experts", usually with differing opinions, then take your computer, mothball it or sell it, and give up on the internet.

    Oh woe is me!!!!!   pulling-my-hair-out.gif


    pulling-my-hair-out.gif How did you get this image of me?  I thought I had my laptop camera turned off.  Oh wait, not quite, I have grey hair.


    I ignore a lot of so-called "expert" opinions.  I decided to post the link to the article because I had never seen anything so exact opposite to anything I've read.  I certainly don't agree with his comments.  Who on this planet would agree?


    still surfing anywhere and everywhere with my still clean, humble and unsupported "free of MS" XP system.


    "free of MS" - YAY!   

  6. Installing Windows was never difficult.


    Now comes the absolute chore of reinstalling all of your user software and configuring the system the way you like it. That takes significantly longer than installing Windows.


    Doing the reinstall via the Media Creation Tool, it saved all my programs.  If I have any problem in the future, I will do a complete clean install.  What's taking some time now is installing a bunch of Windows Updates.

  7. I thought we all have been (me definitely) helping out @razz with his legitimate issue.


    If the advice from all of us has varied


    -- Yes!  All the help from everyone involved was GREATLY appreciated.


    -- I didn't really think the advice on here varied much.  For one thing, all of you agree that I should now do a reinstall.  AND now, I finally agree.  Thanks to all.   :)

  8. it's always a pain to reconfigure stuff exactly how you have Windows Explorer configured, etc., the looks and how the layout was configured is difficult to remember, which is why taking some screenshots of how you have stuff is very time-saving and screenshots are also time-saving if you decide to format or restore the system.


    I  did exactly that last night, took a bunch of screen shots.  I figured it would come in handy!   :)

  9. If it was my PC @razz, I'd be agreeing with @hazelnut, I'd be taking the time to get my backups in order, my imaging process sorted and doing a reinstall.

    Especially if you haven't done one, a reinstall that is, in a while (maybe never!) - it's a great way to trim the unused software and get Windows back to its top state.

    The whole exercise is a great experience to have under your belt as PC's always tend to give you the most grief when you can least afford them to.


    I agree it would be a great experience to have under my belt because I have never done a reinstall of Windows (our computer guru did it for us a couple of times).  So when I'm up to it, I'll probably give it a go.  :wacko:


    mta, within this topic you once wrote: "also don't forget Advanced Recovery Mode in Win10, you can tell it to Reset your PC keeping personal files or starting from scratch".  If I decide to reinstall, is this the best way to do it?  Also, should I select the keeping of personal files or start from scratch (assuming I have my stuff backed up)?

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