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  1. This may be the biggest push yet for folks to move to Linux. Certainly it is for me. It will be interesting to watch the sites that track such things. This is one of my favorites: https://gs.statcounter.com/os-market-share
  2. Uninstalled it yesterday. Thanks for the information.
  3. Thanks to both for the reassurances. :) I've always been a big fan of CCleaner and I am still. I just wanted to get info about the current situation. As to the question of "How would they install anyway portable you unzip and place files, this does not work for bundles ...", The short answer is you just click on an exe file or the Zip file. See here about the Zip files: hxxps: //www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/specially-crafted-zip-files-used-to-bypass-secure-email-gateways/ and hxxps: //www.trustwave.com/en-us/resources/blogs/spiderlabs-blog/double-loaded-zip-file-delivers-nanocore/ Duckduckgo can be our friend on this.
  4. Will the latest verson, 584, of CCleaner portable (zip file) or CCleaner slim install anything else if I use them on win 10? Such as a toolbar, a browser, an antivirus, etc? Not judging, just asking. Thanks.
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    Windows 11 ?

    The tail is wagging the dog. Again. To render obsolete PCs which fall below a "median" standard invented by microsoft? Does that mean half of them? I'm very glad that I kept my old computers. If this turns out like I think it will, they're all going over to Linux.
  6. I have used LibreOffice and Apache OpenOffice. Liked them both. Both offer recent versions. Both offer a portable version if one wanted to try them out. I've only used them personally, not in a work environment. Haven't used Apache OpenOffice for a long time. No doubt there are members here who are more knowledgeable than I who may wish to chime in.
  7. Hi, 1984 Good to see you again. It's been a while.
  8. Lol, I seem to have gained about a pound a day since this topic started.
  9. My wish for you in these troubled times. Merry Christmas and may God bless.
  10. Very nice. One little issue, it's a bit harder to tell which threads in a topic have not been read yet. The bold type is not as obvious here on firefox 82.0.2 on puppy linux. A nit-pick, but there it is fwiw.
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    Hunh. Didn't know that. He was really something, wasn't he?
  12. SpywareBlaster still works for Windows 2000 thru Windows 10. You can update through the program or by running the installer exe. Just did it both ways here on xp. Information and download link here: https://www.brightfort.com/sbupdate.html support for Microsoft Edge (Chromium) support Brave support Vivaldi support Enhanced Google Chrome support Improved Mozilla Firefox support Enhanced Windows 10 support Enhanced support for high-DPI displays
  13. Thanks for finding that. Do people really believe such statements as that from Brave? How can one "accidentally" write such code? Fool me once, your fault, fool me twice, my fault. (Not you, Hazelnut, of course, but BrendanEich.)
  14. Just now got a "504 Gateway Time-out" message a couple of times. isup me showed the forum to be up but I couldn't log in. All is well now, just an FYI.
  15. I did delete those tasks. Maybe no need, but afaik no harm either. Will run it a bit to see what happens. Quite so. Should be easier to get rid of when they expire.
  16. Hi, Ishan. Great to see you again. How time does fly. Stay safe.
  17. Thanks again, nukecad. ADW cleaner did indeed work just as you said. I was afraid it would run before I was ready, but it waits for you to "say go". Still, fwiw, I make a trial run with software like that just in case. Macrium reflect images make that easy. As I recall, Hazelnut recommended Macrium. What would I do wihout you guys? This computer runs much better without all that stuff.
  18. AdwCleaner from Malwarebytes . . .running it, thanks. It's done. Fast. It found the ebay link and hp sotware, including one which I thought was gone. Says it found 41 items but only lists 9. Is 41 the number of registry entries, you suppose? Will run it again when SD is off and see what happens. Thanks again.
  19. Well, that was a chore! I remember now that those softwares were useful at first, helped to check & troubleshoot. No use now, of course. There might be a quicker way, but I investigated each software separately before uninstalling it. They are indeed tightly bundled. Many odd glitches during the removal process, but nothing crashed and all seems well now. I tried it w/ shadow defender on at first, to save me from my own mistakes, but eventually just gave that up and made a macrium differential image at each critical stage. Five or six minutes for each. Fwiw, using the control panel with shadow defender on increases the time required to remove each software from 2 or 3 minutes to over 30 minutes. During that time the uninstall popup just sits there. Everything else works, but it won't budge & won't cancel. It always did eventually finish. Anyway, thanks for the heads up. This win 7 box now boots and shuts down faster. The registry is a mess, but I'll get to that later. lol
  20. Update. I am going to wait a bit before removing that HP software. On this win 7 computer that software seems to be tightly integrated with some funcions I want to keep. Not sure exactly how much stuff will be disabled. Just don't know enough about the issue to proceed yet. Might be a bit over my head.
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