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  1. Thanks for the alert and the reminder. Not that any of us ever need reminded.
  2. Thanks, would have missed it. Will dnld it for family. My office suite is so old that it pops an alarm by Avast. True. Took a screenshot.
  3. Craig, have you made sure the contacts are clean for the vid card and any other pluggable hardware like RAM? Easily done, usually just unplug them a time or two, but if it the contacts have darkened a pencil eraser will magically brighten them up.
  4. See these references about default & manual scheduling: https://www.laptopmag.com/articles/defragment-hard-drive-windows ... Windows 10, like Windows 8 and Windows 7 before it, automatically defragments files for you on a schedule (by default, once a week). ... So with SSDs, just let Windows do its thing and don't worry about defragmentation. https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/8963-change-optimize-drives-schedule-settings-windows-10-a.html ... By default, Optimize Drives, previously called Disk Defragmenter, runs automatically on a weekly schedule https://davescomputertips.com/windows-10-quick-tips-scheduled-defrag/ ... Those of you with keen eyes also noticed that Windows is supposed to run this optimization every week. ... Windows 10 cannot be trusted when it comes to scheduling things ... Edit: I didn't notice the date of the original post before I commented. Still though I think it's worth noting that Andavari was correct. Unless of course I have managed to completely miss the point of yet another post. With all that said, a user might still wish to defrag manually, maybe on a schedule. I have used Defraggler off and on for a while, mostly like mta described.
  5. Wonder what those characters are that start of the 1st post? Looks like an apostrophe and 3 periods. These seem harmless but I remember a while back that someone hid some malicious links like that. No offense meant to inteltek2, just wondering.
  6. http://www.ccleaner.com/ccleaner/builds . . . opens builds page all 3 versions show http://www.ccleaner.com/ccleaner/download/slim/downloadfile . . . downloads ccsetup540_slim.exe edit: running win xp, uBlock origin, Avast
  7. The link from hazelnut's post #2 opens the builds page and it shows all 3 versions. Is not true for you, CSGalloway? The link in my signature does too.
  8. Downloaded spsetup131 from filehippo also from Piriform, scanned with Avast AV, submitted to virustotal, got same hashes,same result as Andavari.
  9. It seems that If your CPU is not compatible with SSE2, the last version of CCleaner that will work properly is ver 5.26. You can use Speccy to check if your CPU is compatible. Post back what works, would be helpful to others. Check these 2 links:
  10. BurnAware Premium Ver 11.0 SoS is free for 1 day + 10 hours from now. Notice was posted on another forum by a member here, hayc59 https://sharewareonsale.com/s/burnaware-giveaway-sale Author's description: BurnAware is a full-fledged, easy-to-use burning software ... easy to use interface ...Besides standard options, BurnAware offers many advanced options such as BOOT settings, UDF partition and versions, ISO levels and restrictions, session selection, CD-Text for track and disc, byte by byte verification, direct copying and many more. Supports Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8/8.1, and 10 (32-bit and 64-bit) I installed it here on win xp. Unlike many giveaways the installer hub allows you to save the full installer exe & run it later. I did that and the program showed the registered version. The installer tries to phone home when it finishes but if it can't the program works anyway.
  11. I agree but I don't think that's the central issue. In 2015 Mary Jo Foley and Paul Thurrott had an interview with Chris Capossela of microsoft. It is very informative. It is still available online but it's about 1 hour and 47 minutes. I saved it as an .mp4 file. Plays on win xp with VLC player. https://twit.tv/shows/windows-weekly/episodes/445?autostart=false About 38 or 39 minutes into it, Caposella says, in effect, that the bigger their win 10 install base is the better off their phone will be. That, I think, points to the issue that drives microsoft on this win 10 give-away-free auto-update setup. More customers with unstoppable telemetry means more folks to help them tune up their OS, and more data available to help them target their other" stuff". That has been the windows business model since its debut. Just get the product out and let your users tune it up as they go. Lately a more objectionable imho initiative has begun. The co-opting of hardware manufacturers. For example, Kaby Lake & Ryzen processors for win 10 only, HP changing firmware & not publishing drivers, etc. Not judging here, just sayin'. Personally, I don't want an OS that I can't control, but for many it seems to be OK.
  12. Try right click & start process explorer as administrator. Works here on win 7, not needed on win xp.
  13. Fwiw you can use process explorer to shut down or suspend FF. I run FF 52.6.0 on win xp and sometimes the HDD gets very busy. That stops when FF is suspended or stopped.
  14. Try Process Explorer from Sysinternals, its free, doesn't need installation. Once or twice it has showed FF to be running here when nothing else did. Wild swing, but worth a shot. Listed here. https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/downloads/sysinternals-suite More specifically https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/downloads/process-explorer
  15. I'm buying all the old computers I can find, made before kaby lake & ryzen. <- - - - Just kidding, don't call. Win 10 caught up with win 7 in December 2018, according to these guys. Only took 3 years of giving it away free. Edit: make that December 2017. Duhh. http://gs.statcounter.com/os-version-market-share/windows/desktop/worldwide
  16. Thanks, trium. Fwiw, running 52.6.0 now on win xp, it is running well.
  17. Sure thing. For windows xp I use Powershadow, and for win 7 Shadow Defender. Powershadow is free, Shadow Defender is not. When these softwares are activated, the operating system runs in virtual mode. What that means is that after they are activated, any changes to the OS partition are gone when you restart. So I start the computer, update any software that needs it, disconnect from the net, then activate Powershadow or Shadow Defender, then go about business as usual. So the anti-malware softwares and the OS are up to date (edit: and stay up to date while the OS is running virtualized). Only thing is, if any updates come along while your OS is running virtualized, you'll have to do them again after the next restart. If any software worth saving comes along, it is saved to a different partition on this HDD, or to an external USB HDD, and it can be reinstalled permanently later. For an additional layer of safety, I only run portable browsers inside Sandboxie while the OS is virtualized. Makes it very difficult to infect the OS immediately, and afaik impossible to set something inside C: partition to run on restart. Many malwares do that, set up a file to run on restart and finish the infection process. Some folks have suggested that with such a setup one doesn't need anti-malware software. I want that stuff running in real time so if problems happen I can see them immediately. All that is about a bit more than just ad blockers or hosts files, but it's what will protect you in case all else fails. I imagine some of the moderators cringed when they read "Do you mind elaborating on it a bit ?", but there ya go, no harm done. Everything I know in 5 easy paragraphs.
  18. Thanks for the heads up. Getting ready to make my next coaster now.
  19. uBo is used here only to make the pages load quicker and look neater, not prevent malware. For protection from issues other than ads, I use Avast, Sandboxie, Spywareblaster, and a system virtualization software. If something does go wrong, a reboot and you're back in business. Twice, maybe more, I have clicked on a perfectly harmless looking link on a perfectly benign website and gotten hammered.
  20. Only ublock origin. Tried uMatrix and found it bewildering, may try it later when there's time to dig into it. Keep planning to use a hosts file just never get around to it. For win xp & win 7.
  21. I went back through some old posts and found many links to Rule 10 concerning malware removal to be broken. Like where a member had advised someone to see rule 10 and not give malware advice Some posts as recent as 2017. Didn't check anything before 2015.
  22. OooKaaay then, says login123, hastily tiptoeing into the shadows.
  23. Plus, I personally would be VERY careful of any CCleaner knockoff. Too dangerous.
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