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  1. 23 hours ago, nukecad said:

    Maybe COP26 should have a blast at Microsofts policy making lots of perfectly usable kit 'obsolete'?

    Lots of kit will be junked as users buy new kit that supports Win 11, and the environmental impact of manufacturing that new kit will not be negligible.
    Perhaps of more concern, lots of the old kit will be burnt on bonfires in India/Africa to extract the copper, aluminium, gold and other metals in there, it already happens.
    https://www.wired.co.uk/article/ghana-ewaste-dump-electronics
    Lots of burning plastic, and 'exotic' materials used in the chips, putting all kinds of toxic fumes into the atmosphere.

    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. 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. 

     

  3. 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.
     

  4. 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. :)

     

  5. On 24/12/2020 at 12:31, trium said:

    Merry Christmas, relaxed, happy and satisfied holidays and a good Christmas dinner 🙂

    Lol, I seem to have gained about a pound a day since this topic started. :)

  6. On 22/12/2020 at 06:45, nukecad said:

    Five minutes ago someone started ringing a handbell on the marketplace ouside my house.

    It's a small, socially distanced, parade with a santa on a reindeer pulled sleigh, they've just headed off down the main shopping street.

    But for a moment there I thought it was a new lockdown measure and was half expecting to hear cries of 'Bring out you dead'.

    Nice image. :)

  7. 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.

  8. 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


     

  9. I did delete those tasks. Maybe no need, but afaik no harm either. Will run it a bit to see what happens.

    On 07/04/2020 at 15:05, Andavari said:

    Seems like all those OEM tools at some point are prone to it. When they stop feeding the system updates they aren't really worth having installed anymore anyway, and some seem more like spyware anyways.

     

    Quite so.  Should be easier to get rid of when they expire. 

  10. 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.

  11. 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

     

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