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  1. I think so, it's never messed up either of my two systems (Win98, WinXP). The only thing to avoid in it is the duplicate files finder.
  2. Andavari

    CCleaner v1.21

    Another idea would be to perhaps implement mouse-over help/descriptions for the icons located on the left for people new to CCleaner. Example (Issues): "Issues will locate obsolete entries in the registry giving you the option to remove them."
  3. A "hard" configuration I've never had a problem with since I had some pretty strong blocking rules when I used Tiny, Kerio, and Sygate, and I understood very early on which protocols and ports to block so the difficulty of configuration is a moot invalid point for me. I was only pointing out the difference of Outpost Personal Firewall, which at first glance seemed alien in configuration when compared to Tiny, Kerio, Sygate. What I was getting at is manually configuring a firewall is a royal pain in the bullocks, hence there's a much higher probability of making input errors (user error) that will leave a system vulnerable. Having had and used some custom rule sets as long as my arm I know how much goes into making sure everything is correctly inputted especially when blocking some pesky ultra annoying IP addresses, and IP ranges I deemed unsafe.
  4. Scrubbing the registry won't work if you don't know where it stored the trial over entry, neither will any registry cleaner. There's usually always a free, or open source alternative that works on par or better than a trial/commercial version.
  5. Yes, however what I'm purposing probably won't respect the 48 hour safety margin. 1. Start CCleaner make sure Custom Folders is check marked under Advanced. 2. Click Options->Custom Folders->Add Folder. Browse to your temp folder. Notice the pop-up warning.
  6. Since I only allow System Restore to maintain approximately 5 backups at any given time I've never ran into it removing old restore points to comply with the space setting it's configured for. Since using CCleaner I've never seen a restore point added from it's installation, I've noticed this behaviour from different types of installers, for instance Inno Setup doesn't trigger the automatic creation of a restore point at least it doesn't with the installation packages I create. A question: Does System Restore automatically remove old restore points once the maximum allowed disk space is used without notifying the user, or does it notify the user?
  7. Thanks, learnt something new! I was wondering why the file when copied would automatically get a filesize, now I know why. Updated script (added xcopy without prompting, and archive attribute since the original file created by ZoneAlarm has the archive attribute set): cd "%windir%\Internet Logs" xcopy /y "tvDebug.1" "tvDebug.log" attrib +a "tvDebug.log" exit
  8. Those cleaning discs are known to kill CD and DVD disc drives, it doesn't matter if it's on a PC, or a beloved gaming console.
  9. Depending upon how much a floppy drive is used they may only last two years. They are at least cheap to replace! Lol.
  10. I also never entered the competition. And it would probably be fun to dabble with for a few moments, say for instance doing a few laps in a Need For Speed racing game. The reason I don't want one is because I'm getting older, and along with it I'm noticing my eyesight is going bad even with glasses, the last thing I want is to look at some tiny screen.
  11. The real stumper is why would someone want to install something on someone elses system without their knowledge that blocks content, regardless of our thoughts about it. Almost sounds like what adware, spyware does. Just telling him what it (porn) does to his system may be the best blocker available!
  12. Having CCleaner clean the RegSeeker backups could very easily spell catastrophe for your system, especially if you don't carefully look at the backups! In RegSeeker you can right click a backup it lists and delete it from within the program.
  13. I tried Outpost Personal Firewall for a very short time a few weeks ago. The configuration first looked much different than any other firewall I had ever used, however after reading the guides (some of the best ever for a firewall) I understood it a little more, but ultimately it is rather old. That's the reason I went with ZoneAlarm (free edition) since there's not too much hassle configuring it, and after rridgely pointed out that the pop-up alerts that really annoyed me could be disabled I started to like it even more. Even though Zone Labs states it works with Win98 SE and above, I installed it on my Win98 system and runs fine. To me ZoneAlarm is perfect regardless of it's ram usage for the fact I don't have to fiddle with it by adding custom rules which got old and became rather unappealing over the past few years (Tiny, Kerio, Sygate). I won't use Sygate Personal Firewall ever again since it has the tendency to start messing up after it's been installed for awhile, which could be days, weeks, months, it just depends. I had thought the problem with it was just my WinXP system, however when I dusted off my Win98 system to update it I was confronted with the same exact problems. If you want to know just how problematic it really is look on the Sygate Forums.
  14. I also like eTrust EZAV. It's one of the few av's I've seen that automatically scans all hard disks not just the C:\ drive. Plus there's essentially no configuration to mess with since it scans everything by default, components have to be disabled for it not to scan everything. Also the 2005 v7 edition seems as if it's using a different more thorough scan routine compared to the older v6 since the scan time takes twice as long on my system.
  15. If you want to learn more with some of the best documentation I've ever seen come with a firewall look at Outpost PDF guides listed on the right hand side of http://www.agnitum.com/products/outpost even if you don't use Outpost there's some good info in those guides.
  16. @ DjLizard We're not worthy, we're not worthy! You did it again!
  17. @ Dheeraj I stated before I may say this to you, here it is in beeping language. Decipher this from the letter number in the alphabet: 16 beeps, 9 beeps, 19 beeps, 19 beeps 15 beeps, 15 beeps, 6 beeps
  18. I don't know if you use MS AntiSpyware or not but yesterday after I ran its update program no other security update program I tried would work, e.g.; Ad-Aware, eTrust EZ Antivirus, Spybot SD. Had to reboot to fix the issue.
  19. Along with filtering software blocking sites via the browser, and the HOSTS file will also work and I'd recommend it, hence filtering software can be easily shutdown. In the meantime tell your friend to get a girlfriend, or hook him up then he won't need to visit such sites.
  20. @ pudelein Very cool, it works perfectly. And a nice first post to Here's a .bat script to do it: 1. Open Notepad, save an empty file as (use the quotes): "%windir%\Internet Logs\tvDebug.1" 2. Now copy these switches into the empty Notepad window (use the quotes): cd "%windir%\Internet Logs" copy "tvDebug.1" "tvDebug.log" exit 3. Save the Notepad file where you wish, as for example (use the quotes): "ZoneAlarm tvDebug.log Emptier.bat"
  21. Yes, and to give you access to your CD or DVD drive. You may want to copy the file(s) (unpacked) onto a CD-RW disc using your working system that way you won't have to fiddle with too many command line tools.
  22. I'm surprised eBay allows that to happen.
  23. A dog and a shotgun are effect security. If the dog don't get 'em the shotgun surely will.
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