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Best Free Adware-Spyware-Scumware Remover 6 years 3 months ago Miss Souza

All four of the suggested software tools for removal of adware/spyware in your selection guide require installation on your computer "Runs as a stand-alone program on a user's computer". I am travelling, have picked up an adware infection that keeps popping up on my computer but I don't have my admin password & ID with me. Is there a tool that I can connect to on-line that scans & will remove it without me needing to install anything as I cant at the moment?

thanks

THis is what Sophos says about the threat

Virus Name: McAfeeGW: Heuristic.BehavesLike.VBS.Exploit.A
File Name: set_inf2.php
Filter Name: HTML Filter

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Best Free Adware-Spyware-Scumware Remover 6 years 3 months ago bo.elam

Hi Miss Souza, you can try ESET Online virus scan. If you run it using Internet Explorer, it will run in the browser. The spam filter in this site blocks the link for it when I post it. Search for the webpage using Google and click the link on the left side. Good luck.

You can also try this tool. Try it first.
http://www.majorgeeks.com/files/details/adwcleaner.html

Bo

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Best Free Adware-Spyware-Scumware Remover 6 years 3 months ago Miss Souza

Thanks Bo for your swift response.

Unfortunately the adwcleaner requires me to download & I need administrator priveleges - so can't use it.

Even the ESET virus scan (though on-line) initially requires that I have administrator priveleges to download an active-x control - as stated in the help below:

"Need assistance with ESET Online Scanner?
ActiveX controls are programs that use Microsoft's architecture for running applications through Internet Explorer. The ESET Online Scanner is implemented as an ActiveX control, which means you must first download and install it before the program can be run through the web browser. To install or uninstall the ESET Online Scanner ActiveX control, you must have Administrator privileges"

Any other ideas? - I really appreciate your help

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Best Free Adware-Spyware-Scumware Remover 6 years 1 month ago fred here

USE THE OLDER SPYBOT FREE VERSION 1.6.2.0 WITH TEA TIMER. must have tea timer to have REAL-TIME protection. it downloads up to date definitions in the main spybot window as well as immunizes and scans and fixes (deletes) any found ads. also use adwcleaner. it found a lot that no other software found. thanks for that gizmo. i hadn't heard of it (or just havent used in years and forgot). tea timer is the real deal. i use scotty winpatrol but it is spotty performance. tea timer works every time.

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Best Free Adware-Spyware-Scumware Remover 5 years 9 months ago biggerabalone

i think the reviewer was indicating that the immunization feature was the real time protection. and i guess, it kinda is (but not in the traditional way you'd usually think of it - as real time scanning with the engine, etc).

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Best Free Adware-Spyware-Scumware Remover 5 years 4 months ago bili_39

SpywareBlaster 5.4 has been released!
Changelog:

-Enhanced Google Chrome support
-Enhanced Mozilla Firefox detection & support
-Enhanced Windows 10 support
-Improved detection of Google Chrome.
-Improved support for the latest versions of Google Chrome.
-Improved handling of Google Chrome on Windows XP.
-Improved detection of Mozilla Firefox profiles.
-Improved support for the latest versions of Mozilla Firefox.
-Improved support for the latest versions of Pale Moon.
-Numerous other bug fixes, optimizations, and tweaks.

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Best Free Adware-Spyware-Scumware Remover 5 years 1 month ago ektorbarajas

I used Spybot and noticed that it marked several registry entries (mainly from DBpoweramp music converter) as malware (?), but they are not. and also flagged some bookmarks as malware and they are not.

The software even in the basic mode (not advanced) is very complex to use for the average user.

So I guess that Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Free and SuperAntySpyware are still the best ones

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Best Free Adware-Spyware-Scumware Remover 4 years 8 months ago AJNorth

SpywareBlaster 5.5 was released on 2016.05.19; here is the changelog:

- Enhanced Windows 10 support
- Enhanced Google Chrome support
- Enhanced Mozilla Firefox support
- Improved Windows 10 Insider builds support
- Improved support for the latest versions of Google Chrome
- Improved support for the latest versions of Mozilla Firefox
- Fixed issue that could have prevented the UI from opening in certain rare cases
- Numerous other bug fixes, optimizations, and tweaks

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Best Free "Second Opinion" Malware Scanner 1 year 10 months ago yrralrellim

Excellent review but you say to use weekly and to use only on demand -- what about a free REAL-TIME PROTECTION as opposed to just scanning on demand, IF the user remembers to do the scanning?

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Best Free "Second Opinion" Malware Scanner 1 year 10 months ago VetteZr

You constantly show these programs, but it is nearly impossible to find the link and this particular "freeware" has no link at all.

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Best Free "Second Opinion" Malware Scanner 1 year 10 months ago MidnightCowboy All the program download links are visible and working for me, what exactly are you referring to? MC - Site Manager. view
Best Free "Second Opinion" Malware Scanner 1 year 10 months ago MidnightCowboy

Please read the article text. "Second opinion scanners are neither meant to replace traditional antivirus suites nor to be used in real-time on your system". Real-time protection software is reviewed here. MC - Site Manager.
https://www.techsupportalert.com/best-free-anti-virus-software.htm

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Best Free "Second Opinion" Malware Scanner 1 year 10 months ago George.J

You need to click on the name of the Software (eg. Zemana Antimalware) to view the download link or in the "Full review" section. 

 

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Best Free "Second Opinion" Malware Scanner 1 year 10 months ago zep321

I may be missing something, but after going to multiple websites ,including the link in your article,I cannot find a free version of this app. Only a 30 day trial version appears to be available. I did find the portable version but that too is a 30 day trial.

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Best Free "Second Opinion" Malware Scanner 1 year 10 months ago MidnightCowboy Which 'app' are you referring to? MC - Site Manager. view
Best Free "Second Opinion" Malware Scanner 1 year 10 months ago zep321

Oops, sorry MC. Thought I was posting to the specific review. I'm referring to the Zemana Anti malware

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Best Free "Second Opinion" Malware Scanner 1 year 10 months ago MidnightCowboy

As far as I can make out this is the freeware link and I've also changed this in the product details. MC - Site Manager https://www.softpedia.com/get/Antivirus/Zemana-AntiMalware.shtml
"The free version of Zemana AntiMalware isn't exactly packed with features, but the upside is that new users should have no problems figuring out how everything works. A scan can be launched in just a few seconds, and it will be over almost as quickly. No scanning options need to be configured, as one click is all it takes."

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Best Free "Second Opinion" Malware Scanner 1 year 10 months ago George.J

Zemana has a portable version for v2.74 and an installer version for v3.0. I have reviewed v2.74 in this article because it's better than v3.0 which removed some cool features of v2.74, and their creator has left the company, I believe. 

Zemana like other Second opinion scanners here doesn't have real-time protection, which is why it's listed as trial version in download page with an option to upgrade. However scanning and removal of malware is totally free. 

 

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Best Free "Second Opinion" Malware Scanner 1 year 10 months ago MidnightCowboy Thanks for the explanation George.J. MC - Site Manager. view
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Best Computer Security Sites 8 years 1 month ago JoeRS

Very useful tools. Thanks for sharing.

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Behold The Privacy Badger! 5 years 9 months ago MidnightCowboy

Was also featured by Vic here. MC - Site Manager.
http://www.techsupportalert.com/content/protect-your-online-privacy-and-...

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Behold The Privacy Badger! 5 years 9 months ago crosseyedlemon

I like that the Badger site offers a FAQ. I'm currently using ABP and Ghostery which it mentions in it's FAQ. I usually shy away from version 1.0 of anything but I will keep an eye on this to see how things develop with future iterations.

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Behold The Privacy Badger! 5 years 9 months ago BillK

As I understand it, Badger is intended to block 'non-consensual' trackers and adverts only. If you want to block ALL trackers and ads then you should stay with ABP and Ghostery and customise the filters to your preferences.

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Behold The Privacy Badger! 5 years 9 months ago MikeR

One of the problems of getting relatives and friends to make their online existence more bearable and less expensive is the innate hesitation so many of 'em have towards anything to do with blocking / filtering / screening / monitoring etc. It's all a bit, well. . . Technical. High praise, then, to The Electronic Frontier Foundation which has obviously worked so very, very hard to legislate for techno-fear by presenting Badger in such a way that it will immediately enamour itself to the user. Thanks to both Rob and Vic for the heads-up. Badger is now installed in my FF browser. Not only is the Badger FAQ a model of simple, friendly, effective communication, so, too, is the walk-through on which new users are invited after installing. Superb.

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Behold The Privacy Badger! 5 years 9 months ago caktus

Hearing about badger here I figure it may be worth looking into. But it's site seems second rate for such basic design, as every time I click on one of the FAQ's, instead of loading down the page it loads "up" the page and I have to scroll down to get to the the text. Not a very promising first impression. I have to figure it's not me as the problem occurs with my IE11, FF 39 and K-Meleon 74. Very rarely do see this problem with other sites with all or any of these three browsers.

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Behold The Privacy Badger! 5 years 9 months ago dabney

How does Privacy Badger compare to, or work with, UBlock?

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Behold The Privacy Badger! 5 years 9 months ago BillK

I have just installed uBlock Origin instead of AdBlock Plus. So far Firefox seems a bit faster. (uBlock Origin claims to use less resources than ABP). uBlock Origin seems to block everything that AdBlock Plus did and uses the same filters. I don't think Badger blocks as much as the more aggressive addons, but that may be an advantage for less experienced users who might panic if a website behaves strangely. I think I'll run with uBlock Origin and Ghostery for a while.

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Beginners Guide to Google Search (Website of the Week) 7 years 3 months ago Sid in Extremis

Sorry to be negative but that's not exactly brilliant. Some of the stuff is out of date or has been changed by Google so you access it in a different way and there's a load of stuff not covered. Also the font they are using makes it very easy to misread commands such as the required colons after several operators. There are better sites, google's included.

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Beginners Guide to Google Search (Website of the Week) 7 years 3 months ago eikelein

@Sid:

It would be nice and helpful if you had given any link to what you consider "better".

The way you wrote your comment makes it just negative only.

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Beginners Guide to Google Search (Website of the Week) 7 years 3 months ago jimf

I just tried what I learned, the google phonebook. It didn't work, and further looking showed they ended it in 2010.

It would be a very helpful page if it were up-to-date.

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Beginners Guide to Google Search (Website of the Week) 7 years 3 months ago terrawarra

Thanks rhiannon... your tips are always welcome & sometimes they vary in importance. Some are diamonds & some are pearls !

For some of the "experts" on this forum, this one may seem ho-hum but to someone like me, who is 70 years old and learning something new everyday... it's indeed welcome.

another variation of "Google" is "Google Scholar".

http://scholar.google.com.au/

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Beginners Guide to Google Search (Website of the Week) 7 years 1 month ago Jero

It sure would be great if people offered useful info and positive critiques instead of whining. Whatever you get at this site is more than you paid for, and it is provided by the kindness of the sysops, who volunteer their time and efforts.

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Become A Graphic Designer In Seconds 3 years 10 months ago Bruce_Fraser

Another excellent find, Rob. Thanks!
My first thought was that the reaction any genuine graphic designer, upon reading the title, would be insulted/amused/scornful (pick one or all three). Still, I don't see any serious marketer wanting a professional-looking design would use one of these template-driven sites. They are more for the cheap (like me) DIY crowd. So graphic designers are still safe... for now.

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Be Where You're Not. Fool The Web. 5 years 11 months ago lowndesw

"hidemyass", huh?? Is this an April 1 article??

Seriously, THANK YOU for this and ALL the very helpful, interesting, educational, and exceptional articles!!

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Be Where You're Not. Fool The Web. 5 years 11 months ago SwanKnight (not verified)

So, how is this different from any run-of-the-mill VPN/Proxy service?

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Be Where You're Not. Fool The Web. 5 years 11 months ago howiem

No joke. https://www.hidemyass.com/ I've used it in the past. It worked OK as a Firefox add-on, but I prefer to use the TOR browser https://www.torproject.org/projects/torbrowser.html.en (4.5.1 is latest). TOR is free and now built in to Firefox ESR. It is however kind of slow to load (at least on my notebook). TOR does come with a number of security features including NoScript, HTTPS Everywhere. There is more on TOR at http://www.techsupportalert.com/best-free-anonymous-surfing-service.htm

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Be Where You're Not. Fool The Web. 5 years 11 months ago jmaloney

I needed this service just a few minutes after I read the article. I tried to use the service in the US to log onto a site from the UK, but as soon as I selected United Kingdom a link appeared that said "Back to free version" and it wouldn't let me use the service. - Jon

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Be Where You're Not. Fool The Web. 5 years 11 months ago AJNorth

A while back, I gave a previous version of ChrisPC Free Anonymous Proxy a try and found it useful to be able to listen to geo-restricted BBC and CBC streams from the U.S. -- http://proxy.chris-pc.com/ (as it is ad-supported, be mindful during installation; current version: 6.0, released 2015.04.15).

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Be Where You're Not. Fool The Web. 5 years 11 months ago greenmanharper

I tried to use the UK link and was promptly bounced back to the free version. Too bad, it looked promising, but I will have to find another service.

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Be Where You're Not. Fool The Web. 5 years 11 months ago Quetzalcoatl

I am afraid, there is a technical detail, with the "WebRTC" leak, even with a VPN, it is possible to detect your real IP Address. Chrome and Opera are specially vulnerable to this issue and there is no patch or solution in sight, the current addons for Chrome do not work.
Try it here : http://ipleak.net/
Firefox can be fixed with an addon or by editing the internal settings

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Be Where You're Not. Fool The Web. 5 years 11 months ago mchldpy

Proxies have been less than bulletproof for awhile. Now with the latest SSL3 exploit it has once again come to light that the NSA has been able to break 1024 for awhile (at least since before 2012) and the DH key exchange exploit made 66% of the VPN servers ripe for de-crypting, if not in real time using precompiled computations then at their leisure since they can/do certainly have more than enough capability to store it now and break it later. At least it appears that regular scumbags can break 512, 768 takes an academic skilled team and 1024 takes a Nation (backed) State of jerkwads to break and the NSA has been capable of this for a minimum of 3 to 5 years so who knows where they are at now you can't REALLY count on any connection being secure, especially when the lag time is 3-5 years or more from when they do something and we start hearing about it or by chance discover it. People feel confident about TOR and VPN's. You know 100% for a fact they are capturing every single packet you send, it can't be very long until they figure out how to break every encryption, after all, we're paying them lots of good tax dollars to do it.

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Be More Efficient and Productive with All the Windows Keyboard Shortcuts You Ever Wanted to Know 5 years 7 months ago Sgluber

I am a big fan and user of keyboard shortcuts since... always!

This list is amazing, surely I will learn more than I already know... many tks, Vic! :-)

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Be Brave. Try This Great New Browser. 4 years 1 month ago danielson

Is Brave browser just as good or better than Epic browser (which i had never heard of before reading a comment on Ghacks) at warding off the prying eyes of those who want to know where we surf and what we search for?
Perhaps they're on an equal on that level, but Epic may have the advantage of being more compatible with Chrome extensions.

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Be Brave. Try This Great New Browser. 4 years 1 month ago Australia

Thanks for the recommendation - I had never heard of Brave before
The speed of webpage browsing is very good, and so the ad blocking feature seems to work very well
However...
I installed it in early April 2017, and with only 3 tabs open, the memory usage on my Windows 7 machine was at least 600MB
I then opened my portable Firefox browser, opened 3 tabs, and the memory usage for Firefox was 300MB

My major desire is a browser that protects my privacy.
Speed of loading is also important, as long as this doesnt mean a large memory footprint
Blocking ads is great, but again as long as this doesnt mean a large memory footprint

At this point I will give Brave a chance, but the moment I find the memory usage is compromising my other PC work, it will find another browser that respects my privacy
If Brave can have a smaller memory footprint, then I would switch for all the advantages described above

The author of the program apparently was the cofounder of the Mozilla project, and it looks like he wants to disrupt the current internet business model. The underlying premise of Brave, is "removing websites of most of their ads and all tracking, and replaces those ads with its own.
I see an inherent issue in the long term, just what ads will instead be displayed, and is it a matter of time before Brave advertisers want to track you as well. We will see.

Two quick questions:
Why does Brave, without many features or plugins, still have to use up so much memory ??
What other browsers do NOT track your details or browsing habits, and dont have a huge memory footprint - I am interested to know
(I will check TechSupportAlert reviews for the answer !)

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Be Brave. Try This Great New Browser. 4 years 1 month ago MidnightCowboy

Take a look at Slimjet. "Fastest web browser that blocks all ads and protects your privacy". It's based on Chromium so Chrome add-ons work. It's also cross platform. I use it on Linux (MX-16 x 64) and the speed is the fastest of anything I've tried. Memory footprint is low too. MC - Site Manager.
http://i.imgur.com/oTfnHE7.jpg
https://www.slimjet.com/

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Be Brave. Try This Great New Browser. 4 years 1 month ago Sid in Extremis

Seems like an "interesting" way to make money, block the ads that a site needs to make money and replace them with ads that provide income for the browser.

I have no idea about the legality of such practices but ethically it's at best dubious.

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Be Brave. Try This Great New Browser. 4 years 1 month ago eikelein

I am asking myself and the community how this might relate to
https://www.howtogeek.com/108384/6-alternative-browsers-based-on-google-chrome/

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Be Brave. Try This Great New Browser. 4 years 1 month ago budchekov

I'll second that, incredibly fast/snappy and memory use is so low, compared to other 'chromish' browsers I use, that initially I couldn't believe it !
There's also a Portable version available at their site..

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Be Brave. Try This Great New Browser. 4 years 1 month ago classicggma65

Epic browser was recommended to me by a friend...thinking of downloading that one. Not too sure about Brave browser though. Will wait to see if others say it's really as good as it says. There's also CLIQZ Browser which I have downloaded, comes with Ghostery and an ad blocker. Doesn't allow add-ons, which they say, and I agree, is safer. Based in Germany...at least the techs I emailed are. They explained why no add-ons, but did say if there are any security add-ons we think we need, then email them and if they haven't already checked them out, they will at that point. Going to be checking it out for a few weeks.

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Be Brave. Try This Great New Browser. 4 years 1 month ago snakyjake

I'm leaning towards Opera or Epic for the VPN. But I assume the VPN is tracking me for advertising purposes, but better than my non-anonymous ISP, with my identity, tracking me.

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Battery Doctor 1 year 7 months ago ldmpub

Hi,

I can not find this app on Google Play with my phone (either location or manufacturer restrictions which are Europe/France and Samsung Galaxy S7) ;-(.

Only "Clean master" app is available in the store for editor "Cheetah Mobile".

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Battery Doctor 1 year 7 months ago cray4

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ijinshan.kbatterydoctor_en&hl=en

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Battery Doctor 1 year 7 months ago Calidore

https://www.theverge.com/2018/11/26/18113415/android-apps-google-play-cheetah-mobile-kika-tech

And FWIW, I've seen more than one write-up claim battery savers in general, as well as RAM savers and etc, are useless on Android.

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Barcode Scanner 2 years 1 month ago Bellingham

Barcode Scanner+ is an enhanced version of the popular, free Barcode Scanner application, which is a product of the ZXing open-source barcode scanning library from Google. Barcode Scanner+ is based on the same code, and has been developed by one of the two primary authors of the original Barcode Scanner, Sean Owen.

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Banish Those Missing .NET Framework Errors Forever 5 years 3 weeks ago George.J This one is useful especially when you are playing games, and also installing software's. Thanks :) view
Banish Those Missing .NET Framework Errors Forever 5 years 3 weeks ago herbc

My question is what net frameworks should i have for a Win 7 64 bit SP1 laptop ? Is there a negative to having all of them , i am not a developer .

I never play games or anything like that . Which ones are required for basic computer internet surfing ?

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Banish Those Missing .NET Framework Errors Forever 5 years 3 weeks ago greyman

This is a great utility. I am not missing any .NET Framework, but I am fairly certain that I have more versions, and I mean like 10 or more versions, that I do not need. Anyone know of a program like this, which works to tell us about un-needed .Net frameworks, and help us get them off our machines? That would be sweet.

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Banish Those Missing .NET Framework Errors Forever 5 years 3 weeks ago Jorpho

You probably shouldn't install them if you don't need them. Security updates for the various versions are constantly being pushed through Windows Update, and in the past the installation of those updates has sometimes been problematic. (I haven't seen any problems with them in a long time, though, so maybe that era is over.)

If you're constantly installing new applications from all over the place, then you'll probably need them sooner or later, but for "basic computer internet surfing" the frameworks serve no purpose whatsoever. Even those who are playing games are probably using Steam, and Steam is generally pretty good about providing these things whenever they are required.

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Banish Those Missing .NET Framework Errors Forever 5 years 3 weeks ago Jorpho

If I'm not mistaken, everything should be listed quite plainly in the "Programs and Features" control panel, so you can uninstall them just as easily as any other program. Keep in mind that they are not backwards-compatible – programs that need version 2 of the the .NET Framework will not work with version 4, and so on.

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Banish Those Missing .NET Framework Errors Forever 5 years 3 weeks ago Bob F.

Windows secrets talked about using process explorer to see if net frame is in use and for which program , but this is not for novices as you would have to activate every important program you have one by one to see what needs what . As said before games need net frame and so does some office suites and many security tools and various maintenance apps . If you have this many versions you must be a heavy user games or not and shouldn't remove a version unless you know what you're doing.

Bob F. part time tech Montreal

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Banish Those Missing .NET Framework Errors Forever 5 years 3 weeks ago herbc

I thought i needed some of them but i guess not .

Thank you very much Sir.

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Banish Those Missing .NET Framework Errors Forever 5 years 3 weeks ago greyman

I agree with what BobF was saying. You never know when some program you wish to run will need .Net Framework #? My machine, and some of its predecessors from which I have upgraded, have been piling them uup for years, like a person who hordes newspapers. I used to build webs, with Microsoft programs and utilities, and .Net is the backbone of those programs, going way back. I am not sure whether MS occasionally removes one when implementing another for the same type of work. probably just as well to leave them. If it works...etc. I just love (mostly Free) utilities that clean unneeded junk off my machines. One of the reasons I originally became addicted to Gizmo's. Windows Secrets.. So much less cool than "BriansBuzz" lol. fairly good forum going there on Windows 10, now. Thanks for the input, everyone. Probably stopped me from doing something really OCD. (( - :

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Banish Those Missing .NET Framework Errors Forever 5 years 3 weeks ago herbc

I would love to have a program that did that as well greyman .

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Banish Those Missing .NET Framework Errors Forever 5 years 3 weeks ago herbc

Is Microsoft Visual C the same as net framework ? There seems to be a lot of those on my computer.

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Banish Those Missing .NET Framework Errors Forever 5 years 3 weeks ago greyman

But that it could be so! lol (( - :

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Banish Those Missing .NET Framework Errors Forever 4 years 11 months ago Mighty

The C Runtime Libraries that you see many programs install perform a similar function to the .Net framework. They are a collection of functions that many C programs routinely use. They are distributed as .DLL files, so that, technically, they could be shared by several programs written in C by different developers.

But, the Microsoft developers didn't think ahead enough when they set this up. They did not change the name of the .DLL from one version to the next. So, when Developer A released their program, they assumed a particular version of the DLL was installed on the user's computer. That was fine. Until six months later, when the user installs Developer B's program, which installs a newer version of the DLL over top of the one being used by Developer A. Ideally, that shouldn't be a problem. But, in real life, it wasn't uncommon for the new version to break Developer A's program. And, maybe Developer B's program won't work with the older version of the DLL.

So, what the developers quickly learned they needed to do was install their own copy of the runtime libraries with their programs. That defeated the purpose of saving space by reusing those libraries. But, as hard drives have grown, that's really not a concern. Several copies of the libraries are trivial in size, by today's standards.

So, I assume the plethora of .Net versions grew out of the experience gained from dealing with the C Runtime Libraries.

In addition to the runtime libraries, C programs might also use one of the .Net frameworks to perform some functions. They are not mutually exclusive. The C Runtime Libraries tend to be lower-level calls, like how to read from a hard disk, get the date from the OS, etc. .Net has those, plus a boatload of more baroque functions.

For example, the C runtime libraries will help the developer read data from an image file. But, it's up to the developer to decode the format and build the image in memory. Whereas .Net has functions that read any of multiple different image file formats and build up the in-memory copy of the file in a single call. .Net can makes some things easier. But, there are special cases where a developer might want to get at the raw data himself. So, neither is "better."

Drake Christensen

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Backup Maker 1 year 1 week ago AJNorth

BackUp Maker has been updated on 29 APR 2020 to version 7.5.0.1

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Backup Maker 7 months 3 days ago Tomnov

"Free" for non-commercial usage, yet obtrusive nag popups obscure the screen and whatever you are doing every time a scheduled backup occurs, reminding you that business useage is prohibited and offering to stop the popups by paying their fee for business usage.
That, plus when saving versions of files, the only option is to archive them into an individually named timestamped zip file folder, with the hierarchy of the files saved, also in individualized zip folders, making it very tedious if you have to locate one of the prior file versions.
The wizard interface is also very non-intuitive.

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Background Eraser 4 years 4 months ago papavonschoen

(Commercial content removed as per site rules) Both programs will let you remove backgrounds and use layers. It would be nice to have a desktop program, for Windows, to make this easier. Rarely do I edit my photos on my phone or camera. They get transferred to the computer, edited and placed back on my mobile device.

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Back Up Gmail to Your PC for Free 1 year 9 months ago scribbler

Thanks for this..a very handy tool to have. One thing though..it says here up to 5 GB on the free plan, but on their site, it says you only get 3 GB..thought it worth mentioning.

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Back Up Gmail to Your PC for Free 1 year 9 months ago rhiannon

I'm glad you like it, I like to keep data locally on more than one media.

Thanks for the heads up, I got the 5 GB somewhere on their site and didn't see the different number right in front of my face. It's been one of those weeks.

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Back Up Gmail to Your PC for Free 1 year 9 months ago tarachos

Thanks for this, I've been looking for a tool that does this. And BTW I had no problem with 3 or 5 GB: I downloaded 10 GB of emails with no problems (except the time it took!).

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Back Up Gmail to Your PC for Free 1 year 9 months ago rhiannon

You're welcome, and thanks for the heads up on larger data download. :)

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Back Up Gmail to Your PC for Free 1 year 8 months ago zachw

Mailstore Home
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Back Up Gmail to Your PC for Free 1 year 8 months ago rhiannon

Mailstore is a great program, it's been featured on the site - it's quite popular. :)

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Back Up Gmail to Your PC for Free 1 year 2 months ago docarbe

I've been using the Upsafe Gmail Backup Software on my home PC to backup my Gmail and this worked well until recently. I had problems with this software backing up my gmail account. So I logged off from the Upsafe software and reinstalled. When I restarted the app and selected, "Sign in with Google" and I enter my account details, I get the following message from Google via the Upsafe app - "This browser or app may not be secure. Learn more. Try using a different browser. If you’re already using a supported browser, you can refresh your screen and try again to sign in." Has anyone else experienced this problem and identified a solution? Thanks in advance. Steve

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Back Up Gmail to Your PC for Free 1 year 2 months ago tarachos

I received a notification from Google yesterday that they would no longer allow Upsafe to access my Gmail.

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Back Up Gmail to Your PC for Free 1 year 2 months ago rhiannon

I would contact Upsafe, I can't find anything definitive right now about the issue. They have chat and a support page on their site.

I'm assuming you've enabled the allow less secure apps setting in your google account.

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