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Using Thunderbird For Email? There Are Add-Ins And They're Great. 3 years 1 month ago ezrashapiro

This has the potential to be the beginning of a great article. It can be built upon quite a bit. For starters, Thunderbird comes in dozens on languages. Literally everything about is customizable. It's stable, especially where other programs, like Outlook, aren't. It's worth mentioning that the setup can be difficult when using 3rd party extensions, but when done right you can sync your Gmail address book and Google Calendar right into Thunderbird. It fully supports right-to-left languages and spell checking after installing the appropriate extensions.

What might not be easy for some is migrating form Outlook. Veteran Outlook users tend to very loyal to Outlook, if for no other reason than Outlook is what they've become used to. For the rest of the world that doesn't like the Gmail interface, Thunderbird is so great that even the venerable Eudora has moved over to using Thunderbird's code base.

I think a great addition to the article would be a highlight of the top 20 recommended add-ons / extensions to really make it useful.

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Using Thunderbird For Email? There Are Add-Ins And They're Great. 3 years 1 month ago Linden56

I too agree with you that the article has potential & top 20 recommendations would go far to improve it. I use Thunderbird & am aware of the add ons, but was intrigued by the article to investigate what some of the better extension & add ons would be. Then the bottom fell out.

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Using Thunderbird For Email? There Are Add-Ins And They're Great. 3 years 1 month ago eikelein

@drkarasheed
And, please, how are you sure that that is Thunderbird's "fault"?
If I look at the never ending flood of updates that MS needs to release to just keep Outlook working I wonder...

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Using Thunderbird For Email? There Are Add-Ins And They're Great. 3 years 1 month ago ezrashapiro

So let's start a list. First of all, here are some links to the top rated and most popular extensions and add-ons:

Top Rated
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-us/thunderbird/extensions/?sort=rating

Most Popular
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-us/thunderbird/extensions/?sort=users

These are some of the extensions and addons I usually install when setting up Thunderbird for myself or for a client.

1. Lightning - now comes built into Thunderbird. It still requires some technical knowledge to set it up properly

2. Google Calendar Provider - Instead of Lightning some prefer this addon because it shows you the web version of the Google Calendar right inside of Thunderbird and works flawlessly
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-us/thunderbird/addon/provider-for-google-calendar/

3. Theme font and size changer - this is indispensable when installing Thunderbird for someone who needs larger fonts
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-us/thunderbird/addon/theme-font-size-changer

4. GContactSync - Try doing this with Outlook! You'll need to spend some money and even then it's not perfect. This extension allows you to sync your Thunderbird contacts with your Gmail contacts, which subsequently sync with your phone, and vice-verse.
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-us/thunderbird/addon/gcontactsync/

5. Send Later - self-explanatory
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-us/thunderbird/addon/send-later-3

6. Quick Text - this is great for template emails, multiple signatures, quick responses, etc. Here's a link to a great explanatory video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jy85uE50nls
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-us/thunderbird/addon/quicktext/

7. BiDi Mail UI - RTL Language support
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-us/thunderbird/addon/bidi-mail-ui

Ok, that's a start - feel free to add-on!

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Using Thunderbird For Email? There Are Add-Ins And They're Great. 3 years 1 month ago dlibertine

"Use Bcc instead" is one I use it all the time. It permits me to send to a list of unidentified recipients.

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Using Thunderbird For Email? There Are Add-Ins And They're Great. 3 years 1 month ago eikelein

@dlibertine:
If you use an add-on for that you are likely over-extending (looks better than "over-extensioning").
Bcc is natively in Thunderbird.

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Using Thunderbird For Email? There Are Add-Ins And They're Great. 3 years 1 month ago zachw

The extension warns you if you try to send to multiple recipients as a To or CC. Can prevent a disastrous mistake where a CC was used in error.

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Using Thunderbird For Email? There Are Add-Ins And They're Great. 3 years 1 month ago zachw

I use few extensions in Thunderbird, but my fav is QuickFolders: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/thunderbird/addon/quickfolders-tabbed-folders/

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Using Thunderbird For Email? There Are Add-Ins And They're Great. 3 years 1 month ago terrawarra

For me, Thunderbord works just fine "out of the box".

So I'm wondering, if it aint broke, don't fix it ?

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Using Thunderbird For Email? There Are Add-Ins And They're Great. 3 years 1 month ago David Morgan

My Thunderbird is 81% full and I don't know what to do to increase space. I really don't want to delete all my email! Thanks for any suggestions.

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Using Thunderbird For Email? There Are Add-Ins And They're Great. 3 years 1 month ago eikelein

David,
very seriously, what do you mean with "81% full"?

If you have (an) IMAP account(s) then you may run into a storage limit from you ISP.
If you have (a) POP account(s) all your emails are stored locally - unless you leave them on the server - which would negate the so called "advantages" of IMAP!

I have about 17,000 (17 THOUSAND) emails locally stored. That is according to TreeSize over 3.2GB of net emails.

The Thunderbird folder is in total 3.49GB large.

I have all emails since 1998 in there and it works like day 1.5. The decimal here respects that for example searching through 17,000 emails MUST take longer than through maybe only 1,700 emails.

Is your Trash folder empty? Is your Junk folder empty? Have you compacted the folders?

I thought I know Thunderbird a little but your question really baffles me.

I don't know of a Thunderbird specific limitation. Maybe only that Windows limits file sizes on 32-bit systems. But that is Windows' problem, not Thunderbird's.

Looking forward to your reply.

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Using Thunderbird For Email? There Are Add-Ins And They're Great. 3 years 1 month ago David Morgan

Hi eiklein, thanks so much for taking the time to reply. I will try to add a screenshot of the percent figure showing how much of the Thunderbird folder is used. I searched the internet and most replies say Thunderbird can't be increased. So that confused me. On the settings I have, it is imap. That's all I know because I'm not very good at these things. OK, I'll have to forget the screenshot, I don't know how or if it can be added here. Anyway, it shows 81% full. And I understand we can't post links in Comments. One site says this "How to Increase Your Mailbox Limit in Thunderbird" and that's what I've tried to do.
Thank you.

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Using Thunderbird For Email? There Are Add-Ins And They're Great. 3 years 1 month ago eikelein

David,
Thanks for your reply and - you are welcome.

I have heard so much irrelevant or outright false negativity about Thunderbird that I like to cut in and help or clean the air if I can at all. I have no professional, semi-professional, contractual or financial connection with the Mozilla organisation or anybody involved in Thunderbird's maintenance.

Please send the screen shot as an attachment to ejhprivate@gmail.com. Recently I created this account for personal reasons with the express purpose of being able to "throw away" this account at any time. I will begin tomorrow to check daily for an email from you.

Please let me know what version of Windows your computer runs and if your system is a 32-bit or a 64-bit system.
Just in case you need instructions for the 32 or 64 bit question you find them at
https://www.howtogeek.com/howto/21726/how-do-i-know-if-im-running-32-bit-or-64-bit-windows-answers/
Just copy and paste this very long URL into your browser's address bar and hit Enter.

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Using the Windows Hosts File for Security and Privacy 7 years 1 day ago Moonwink

I tried using HOSTMAN a while back. It stuffed 150,000 entries into the HOSTS file. That many entries filled up the memory on my old XP PCs and slowed them to a crawl.

Be careful storing all the sites you want to avoid in the HOSTS file.

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Using the Windows Hosts File for Security and Privacy 6 years 12 months ago mouseissue

I've been downloading host file updates from http://winhelp2002.mvps.org/hosts.htm for MANY years!

It works with both my IE and Firefox browsers.
And doesn't slow either one down noticeably.

Since I started using it, I NEVER find myself losing control of my browser to some nefarious website. It also blocks a LOT of questionable pop-up advertising and cookie tracking.

It has caused a problem with several websites I visit often.
I simply would comment (#) those website lines in the file, and all is good! :->

The only drawback is that every time I download a new host file version, I have to apply those website exceptions. To help with that, I copy those lines to the top of the new file so I remember which ones to reapply. That's a small price to pay to keep control of my web surfing!

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Using OneNote? You Need This Free Add-In. 5 years 4 months ago nowayman

As far as I like Onenote, it's not an ideal platform for tables, even with this add-on. It's much better to use something native, like Excel or Google Sheets for better functionality.

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Using Google Chrome Browser? Update Now 2 years 4 months ago George.J

One of the 3 things I allow to auto-update on my system. 1. Google Chrome, 2. Adobe Flash Player, 3. Windows 10 (includes drivers)

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Using Google Chrome Browser? Update Now 2 years 4 months ago Goomer

Thanks for the heads up, that was absolutely painless.

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Using Google Chrome Browser? Update Now 2 years 4 months ago rhiannon

A new vulnerability was found for Flash yesterday, they are recommending everyone update ASAP.

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Using Google Chrome Browser? Update Now 2 years 4 months ago rhiannon

You're welcome. :)

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Using Google Chrome Browser? Update Now 2 years 4 months ago abrandt

Much appreciate the heads-up!

I updated with latest version:

Google Chrome PORTABLE Offline Installer v. 67.0.3396.79 64-bit
OS 64-bit: Windows 10/8.1/8/7
https://www.chrome-portable.com/index.php/google-chrome-offline-installer

THX. ~ Alan

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Using Google Chrome Browser? Update Now 2 years 4 months ago rhiannon

Thanks for the heads up - when I checked the portable version at several sites yesterday it hadn't been updated to the latest version so I didn't link to it in the article. Good to see it's been updated. :)

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Using Google Chrome Browser? Update Now 2 years 4 months ago J_L

All major OS other than Android, iOS, and Chrome OS... Duly noted.

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Using Foxit Reader? Look Out For Important Patch This Week 3 years 2 months ago arieshifman

Thanks

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Using Foxit Reader? Look Out For Important Patch This Week 3 years 2 months ago godel

I believe in the meantime you can switch it off manually.

Files > Preferences > Trust Manager.

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Using Firefox? Update Now 9 months 2 weeks ago Rick Grunwald

Thanks for this. They were quick to fix this and issue an update

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Using Firefox? Update Now 9 months 2 weeks ago Bobcat 2105

When Firefox went from version 70.0.1 to the next version, it totally trashed itself. Tons of complaints on the Mozilla forum. For me it destroyed my userChrome file by ignoring it altogether and my user interface was completely changed tabs, color, everything. I always have updated with no problems until then. I disabled updates in the registry and will not ever update again until they hire some people that know what they're doing. I now keep all important stuff on an external hard drive and it only gets turned on if I need something and I get it and shut off very quickly.

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Using Firefox? Update Now 9 months 2 weeks ago rhiannon

I'm sorry you had that happen.
I've never had any trouble with updates either, though I usually do a clean install for most of them. I keep things backed up too, external hard drive and USB stick.

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Using Firefox? Update Now 9 months 2 weeks ago rhiannon

It was a quick update, though that might be because it was discovered so quickly. Mozilla is usually good at patching vulnerabilities pretty quickly.

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Using Firefox? Update Now 9 months 2 weeks ago gruff

From my perspective, Firefox started trashing and thrashing things after Ver. 56.0. I'm still unable to get to authenticated website I've been going to for years. Now I use 3-4 different browsers every day to be able to access site I've been accessing for a long time without problems. FF used to have everything under control but after 56.0 they started to backslide and are still doing it.

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Using Firefox? Update Now 9 months 2 weeks ago gruff

Is anyone keeping Windows 7 past the 14th? Have you discovered any good ways of protecing yourself?

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Using Firefox? Update Now 9 months 2 weeks ago Hopalong

Thanks rhiannon for the tip-off.
I adopt much the same procedure as yourself for updating and have only had problems once.
They were almost identical to those described by Bobcat 2015.
Since then, OK.

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Using Firefox? Update Now 9 months 2 weeks ago Hopalong

@Gruff 12 January 2020 - 14.01
Have a look at this site:
https://www.computerworld.com/article/3513657/the-december-2019-microsoft-patches-get-the-all-clear.html?mc_cid=9756dd9441&mc_eid=c32bb8c1b3

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Using Firefox? Update Now 9 months 2 weeks ago rhiannon

That sounds frustrating, I'm sorry your experiencing that across different browsers.

A friend that's running Windows 7 is having similar issues with programs, though not Firefox. Email and a some others.

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Using Firefox? Update Now 9 months 2 weeks ago mahtanw

Thank you!

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Using Firefox? Update Now 9 months 2 weeks ago gruff

I'm still running Firefox out of habit. I've been with it since god knows when but I'm using it less and less. That I'm using FF at all is due to add-ons I have that I can't find for other browsers. The other browsers I use are Opera, Pale Moon, Epic, and on occassion, Chrome and IE.

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Using Firefox? Update Now 9 months 2 weeks ago subtext

I don't understand. Firefox updates regularly. Why are you suggesting I DOWNLOAD FF, to my PC? What is that? Benefit? Is it malware/virus free? Why a DL, rather than UPDATE as usual from Mozilla?
Thanks! (I think the editor can hear you well enough without the unnecessary use of capital letters. MC - Site Manager).

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Using Firefox? Update Now 9 months 2 weeks ago rhiannon

I use a handful of browsers as well. I'm liking Edge Chromium quite a bit. Stable version should be released soon. Firefox is still my go-to day in day out get things done browser.

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Using Firefox? Update Now 9 months 2 weeks ago rhiannon

You're quite welcome.

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Using Firefox? Update Now 9 months 2 weeks ago rhiannon

You're more than welcome. A clean install seems to make Firefox run faster too. I haven't had many issues over time. I export my bookmarks and copy the .xpi (add-ons) files to a folder though my Firefox account will restore preferences and add-ons etc. if I log in. It appears to keep the about:config changes I make as well, but I have them in a text file if I need them.

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Using Firefox? Update Now 9 months 2 weeks ago gruff

I just downloaded Edge Chromium Beta for Win 7 and will give it a try. In any case, I'll keep it installed for one of my growing handful of browsers. Another good one is Pale Moon. It's just like Firefox and is built on their framework but without the problems. Thanks for your help.

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Using Firefox? Update Now 9 months 2 weeks ago rhiannon

I prefer Waterfox over Pale Moon. They've just branched out - keeping a classic version and releasing a current, more up to date version.

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Using Firefox? Update Now 9 months 2 weeks ago rhiannon

There is a vulnerability in Firefox. Mozilla has released a patched version. If you use Firefox, it’s a good idea to update or download a new version, according to how you prefer to update Firefox.
Both update and download are mentioned in the article because people use both ways to update.
I’m not suggesting any options for anyone. I'm suggesting get the patched version, however you prefer to do that.
Whether it's through an update (automatically or manually inside the browser while it's running), downloading and installing the new version over the old version, or performing a clean install, it's a good idea to get the patched version in whatever way works for you. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

I supplied the link to the official Firefox site for downloading all languages/platforms so people don't have to search for it, if they prefer to download Firefox.

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Using Firefox? Update Now 9 months 2 weeks ago gruff

Thanks for that. I just downloaded and installed Waterfox Ver.2019.12 and it automatically copied all my settings and add-ons from Firefox. I think I'll make it my default browser. Is there much difference between the 2019 and the 2020 version? I've downloaded both.

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Using Firefox? Update Now 9 months 2 weeks ago warra

Thanks rhiannon,
I do use Firefox sometimes but my default browser is Brave mainly for privacy.
Will update the Firefox now.

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Using Firefox? Update Now 9 months 2 weeks ago rhiannon

Brave is a good browser, I use it and like it. At the moment, I'm using Firefox, Brave, Edge Chromium, Waterfox Classic and Current, and Chrome (portable). I also use Opera and Vivaldi on a regular basis.

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Using Firefox? Update Now 9 months 2 weeks ago rhiannon

You're more than welcome. Waterfox branched into two versions in October, the Classic is a legacy version that will support older standards and will be actively maintained. The Current branch is focusing on keeping up to date with the modern web and a fully customisable web browser to go with it. Naming and versioning are also mentioned, hopefully that will answer your question about the versions.
Both can be downloaded here:
https://www.waterfox.net/releases/
You can read more at the site blog: Waterfox 2019.10 Release | Waterfox Web Browser
Waterfox does import your Firefox data on install if Firefox is installed on your system, but it doesn't update anything after initial import.

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Using Firefox? Update Now 9 months 2 weeks ago rhiannon

Thanks! I like Woody.

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Using Firefox? Update Now 9 months 2 weeks ago gruff

Good results. I just competed my first full day of work using Waterfox and only had to resort to another browser once. WF saved me a great deal of time today. Thanks for the tip. It is now my default browser. The one failure was on a page where I wanted to save an image, which I usually do by getting the correct URL from resorting to "View page source", only to find for that particular page it was greyed out. Not a problem. I opened FF and was able to retrieve the image. But Waterfox is delightful. Thanks again.

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Using Firefox? Update Now 9 months 2 weeks ago gruff

Thanks. Some good info. I plan on blowing through January 14th and staying with Win 7. However, until I feel safe, I'll be making a backup image of my root drive every night.

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Using Firefox? Update Now 9 months 2 weeks ago rhiannon

I'm glad to hear it's working so well for you. :)

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Using An IE Version Less Than 11? Delete It! 4 years 9 months ago Sid in Extremis

Delete it? Surely you mean update to IE11 using Windows Update?

If anyone simply deletes IE they can wreck their system.

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Using An IE Version Less Than 11? Delete It! 4 years 9 months ago BajaDave

Will it work-run on a machine running Windows 7?
I am reading conflicting reports
Please Advise & Thanks
BajaDave

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Using An IE Version Less Than 11? Delete It! 4 years 9 months ago darrin71

I thought Microsoft already did that...

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Using An IE Version Less Than 11? Delete It! 4 years 9 months ago NorthPole

Not quite true - MS are going to continue updates to only the most current version of IE for still-supported Windows operating systems. Hence Vista SP2 users will still get updates to IE9 (and Vista itself) for a while yet; as older versions of Windows are now past their life-cycle, the older versions of IE they use will hence not be updated either.

Also, I think uninstalling any version of IE (from Control Panel/Programs and Features) will just revert Windows to using the version originally supplied with the operating system, rather than break Windows altogether. As Sid in Extremis has posted, just update from IE 10 to 11.

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Using An IE Version Less Than 11? Delete It! 4 years 9 months ago torres-no-tan-m...

I use XP and IE is version 8 and I need IE to provide security updates for important software.

If you can't update to version 11, it's far better to disable IE and re-enable when required, rather than uninstalling and risking destabilizing your system.

For more info on how to acheive this:

http://www.techsupportalert.com/how_to_disable_internet_explorer.htm

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Using An IE Version Less Than 11? Delete It! 4 years 9 months ago classicggma65

Run Win7 with IE9...also have Firefox and Opera. Is IE11 free? Is it true if I uninstall rather than update that I can screw up Win7? Won't use Win8, 8.1 or 10 since there's no choice in updating and don't trust MS not to mess with my homepage, other add-ons....as they've done before.

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Using An IE Version Less Than 11? Delete It! 4 years 9 months ago blipnitz

This proxy work around will also prevent Chrome-based browsers from connecting to the internet (at least on Win XP).

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Using An IE Version Less Than 11? Delete It! 4 years 9 months ago jayebee

I Like how the e-mail I got says "....Update it", but when I went to article it says "...Delete it". I tried updating my IE for Vista using Update in IE on my older laptop because it's older - version 9 I believe, but Microsoft will not update it because it says I have the most current version for my OS. Hmmmm is this a way to try and make people update the OS?

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Using An IE Version Less Than 11? Delete It! 4 years 9 months ago Jojo Yee

According to Microsoft Support Lifecycle, it says:

(a) "Beginning January 12, 2016, only the most current version of Internet Explorer available for a supported operating system will receive technical support and security updates."

(b) "Internet Explorer is a component of the Windows operating system and the most current version will continue to follow the specific support lifecycle policy for the operating system for which it is installed."

If you're using Vista, unless I'm mistaken, I'd think that IE9 is the "most current version available for that system" and will be supported until its Extended Support End Date on April 11, 2017.

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Using An IE Version Less Than 11? Delete It! 4 years 9 months ago nahabze

You can definitely download and run IE 11 on Windows 7, both Home and Pro. It's been quite a while since I've installed it on my machines, but I seem to recall it saved all of my links too, You will have to reconfigure how you use it but it closely resembles IE8 or 9 as far as the essential functionality and customizations are concerned. It still has a menu bar, favorites bar, command bar, etc., and can be customized as much as IE 8. It will also be in place when you have to upgrade to WIN10, and will be a seamless upgrade when you have to do it.... I still like it better than Firefox and Chrome, although I have those installed too. I download lots of things and it is more functional than the other offerings without having to go and find add-ons.

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Using An IE Version Less Than 11? Delete It! 4 years 9 months ago rhiannon

Internet Explorer 11(IE11) is free, and will run on Windows 7. If it's not available via Windows Update, you can download it here:

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/internet-explorer/download-ie

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Using An IE Version Less Than 11? Delete It! 4 years 9 months ago rhiannon

Internet Explorer 11 will run on Windows 7 - a quick search will turn up numerous links verifiying the information.
If it isn't available via Windows Update, you can download it here:
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/internet-explorer/download-ie

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Using An IE Version Less Than 11? Delete It! 4 years 9 months ago rhiannon

Indeed, I've had to repair more than one computer when people attempted this. Especially in earlier versions of Windows, Internet Explorer is so entwined with the operating system that deleting it can cause issues. :)

As torres-no-tan-magnifico mentioned, it's best to disable IE if feasible, and directions are here:
http://www.techsupportalert.com/how_to_disable_internet_explorer.htm

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Using An IE Version Less Than 11? Delete It! 4 years 9 months ago rhiannon

I suggest you back up your system before you install a new version of Internet Explorer, at the least, create a restore point to work from. :) These links may be helpful:
http://www.techsupportalert.com/content/types-backup-software-what-s-dif...

http://www.techsupportalert.com/best-free-hard-drive-backup-program.htm

http://www.techsupportalert.com/content/more-free-backup-software-recomm...
 

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User-Friendly Bandwidth Detective Gets A Welcome Update 5 years 11 months ago bernardz Where this program would be useful is on a laptop using a wifi. view
User-Friendly Bandwidth Detective Gets A Welcome Update 5 years 11 months ago theotang

Works on Windows 7 or newer (no Vista, XP, etc)
Does not support Windows server edition but some users in the forums have hacked it in.

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User-Friendly Bandwidth Detective Gets A Welcome Update 5 years 11 months ago MoisheP

Excellent forensic tool which complements anti-malware suites.
The authors were quite helpful when I had some installation issues.
Suggestion: add a batch file to start and stop the GlassWire service, e.g.

net start GlassWire
"C:\Program Files (x86)\GlassWire\GlassWire.exe"
net stop GlassWire
pause

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User-Friendly Bandwidth Detective Gets A Welcome Update 5 years 11 months ago cressean

Superantispyware Pro finds a Trojan called "Adware.Vundo/Variant-Tiny.Process" during installation. It quarantined a file called Fontname.dll. Glasswire seems to run fine without it.
MS Security Essentials saw nothing.
This is on Win7 Home 64 on a VirtualBox VM. Once Fontname.dll is removed the scan comes up clean. See C:\Windows\Tmp\NSEB981.Tmp\Fontname.dll.

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User-Friendly Bandwidth Detective Gets A Welcome Update 5 years 11 months ago jhvance

I note that the download is explicitly designated as "Version 1.0.30 beta", so it would seem the developers intend on any number of future fixes, patches and improvements.

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User-Friendly Bandwidth Detective Gets A Welcome Update 5 years 11 months ago nyoman

NetWorx it's also one of the best network and bandwidth monitoring tools. NetWorx is also freeware software, and provide many function of network tools.
Here is the more website of NetWorx software: https://www.softperfect.com/products/networx/

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User-Friendly Bandwidth Detective Gets A Welcome Update 5 years 11 months ago George.J Adware.Vundo/Variant-Tiny.Process GlasWire has no adware present in it's installer. Make sure you downloaded the product from the homesite, and not from other sources. view
User-Friendly Bandwidth Detective Gets A Welcome Update 5 years 11 months ago boristhemoggy

Absolutely love this, it's what I've been waiting for forever!
Now all I need is a similar tool to measure disk activity....

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User-Friendly Bandwidth Detective Gets A Welcome Update 5 years 11 months ago George.J It doesn't seem to show usage by program like GlassWire does? view
User-Friendly Bandwidth Detective Gets A Welcome Update 5 years 11 months ago George.J Usage Note: To block connections in the Firewall section simply click on the Fire icon to the left of the Program name. Not everyone seems to get it in the first look. view
User-Friendly Bandwidth Detective Gets A Welcome Update 5 years 11 months ago George.J You've got the wrong idea my friend. It's not for monitoring the wireless networks around. view
User-Friendly Bandwidth Detective Gets A Welcome Update 5 years 11 months ago cressean

Yes, it came from the official site via Rob Schifreen's links. Maybe a false positive. The bell rang so I reported it.

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User-Friendly Bandwidth Detective Gets A Welcome Update 5 years 11 months ago bernardz Oh I know that, what happens is that when I am in an area where I am paying for WIFI, I want to know what programs on my laptop are consuming my bandwidth. view
Useful List of Default Router Passwords For Setup Tasks Anonymous (not verified) view
Useful Dashboards for Tracking the Coronavirus 7 months 1 week ago jhvance

In addition to the Johns Hopkins dashboard and nCoV2019 version, here is another I've found to be worthwhile.

https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/

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Useful Dashboards for Tracking the Coronavirus 7 months 6 days ago Sturgeon General

The textual info at the bottom is nice and the page is loaded with tons of charts and graphs filled with all the same info found on the Johns Hopkins dashboard. Otherwise, even with a basic popup blocker running, the site is riddled with ads. And rather than be convenient and tidy, the informational charts and graphs are spread out on a long scrolling, bright white page. The aesthetics alone are a huge turn off for me. But, the more options we have to find this information, the better in my opinion.

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Useful Dashboards for Tracking the Coronavirus 7 months 6 days ago jhvance

I use several ad/popup blockers, and don't see any of those ads. But, I agree that more options for keeping informed and up-to-date is good.

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Useful Dashboards for Tracking the Coronavirus 7 months 6 days ago rhiannon Which of the dashboards are you referring to? view
Useful Dashboards for Tracking the Coronavirus 7 months 6 days ago rhiannon

I'm asking because I viewed all of the sites in Google Chrome with no extensions other than a password manager (standard practice on my end) and saw no ads on any of the sites. The Bing site has a column of news articles but I see no ads there.
I use Google Chrome to test sites with only a password manager installed, no ad blocker or anything else, because it's the most commonly used browser.
I'm not seeing any ads on the Worldometers site either, if that's the site you're referring to.

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Useful Dashboards for Tracking the Coronavirus 7 months 6 days ago rhiannon

I love that site, I'm glad they put a coronavirus page. Really clean interface with minimal data presented so you can find more if you're interested. Nice.

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Use Two-Factor Authentication To Enhance Your Account Security 11 months 1 day ago snakyjake

What about Yubikey?
What about key files?
What about USB keys formatted to be some sort of hardware key?

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Use Two-Factor Authentication To Enhance Your Account Security 10 months 4 weeks ago rogerms

It is important to use 2FA when possible. I'd suggest using Authy instead of Google Authenticator though. It allows synchronization with Authy on other devices, secured by a password. Most importantly, it makes it easy to setup the authenticator on a new device, no need to update all of the accounts where it is used. And yes, make sure that password is strong and protected.

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Use This Undocumented Keyboard Shortcut for Faster Text Editing in Windows Anonymous (not verified) view
Use This Powerful System Tool to Check Windows Hardware 7 years 2 months ago vitor sequeira

I use CrystalDiskInfo - best (free) solution in the market.

Best regards,
Vitor Sequeira

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Use This Powerful System Tool to Check Windows Hardware 7 years 2 months ago MidnightCowboy Beware of the bundled unwanted components in CrystalDiskInfo! MC - Site Manager. http://www.techsupportalert.com/content/what-else-have-you-just-download... view
Use This Powerful System Tool to Check Windows Hardware 7 years 2 months ago vitor sequeira

Yes, CDI offers to install third party programs that are not required for the program to run, but if you pay attention to the unwanted changes or if you have Zemana or WinPatrol, they will block the majority of this garbage.

HitmanPro and MBAM are useless in this situation.

PS - very good article about this subject

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Use This Powerful System Tool to Check Windows Hardware 7 years 2 months ago InquiringMind

Great tool, great post -- like almost all of your efforts. They are appreciated. Thanks.

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Use This Powerful System Tool to Check Windows Hardware 7 years 2 months ago MidnightCowboy Thanks Vitor. :) MC view
Use This Powerful System Tool to Check Windows Hardware 7 years 2 months ago JamesCA

Nothing happens when I click on download link (http://www.hwinfo.com/download.php)for either installer or portable. Help please

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Use This Powerful System Tool to Check Windows Hardware 7 years 2 months ago v.laurie @JamesCA: You are right. I see that the links have stopped working. They worked last night and I do not know what has happened. Here is MajorGeeks link for Hwinfo64: http://www.majorgeeks.com/files/details/hwinfo64.html. If you want Hwinfo32: http://www.majorgeeks.com/files/details/hwinfo32.html Update 6 August - links working again view
Use This Powerful System Tool to Check Windows Hardware 7 years 2 months ago johnvk

So, to be sure, whenever people say things like "Because of their nature, they need administrative rights. They also may trigger anti-malware warnings", we should ALWAYS provide MD5 sums so that people can be sure that they have downloaded the real thing, and not a fake, or an infected version.

In fact, i think it should be a Gizmo rule.

So here are the hashes i got from the first-listed download mirror : http://www.fosshub.com/HWiNFO.html

(this is too wide, sorry. If you cut and paste into an editor it might line up)

Description Size Version Filename MD5 SHA1 CRC32

HWiNFO32 Installer 2.70 MB (2,829,544) 4.20 hw32_420.exe 4171248d562805afe0a496d6f977407c 3b569f6aa4c25f320760490ecba9b8692f180deb 0d43eafd

HWiNFO32 Portable 2.25 MB (2,355,354) 4.20 hw32_420.zip e53c4b6607a07ba8ebc06f8f69ec4dfc eaf42cc4c7e4d4ba1116292d23df7c8ad5439ae4 58a6cf61

HWiNFO64 Installer 2.78 MB (2,918,488) 4.20 hw64_420.exe 608f7a10d3ce4cc955e339579ccc98f3 f1a95f367de13e25a69b812894bd5626a6bfd5d1 24c2f64d

HWiNFO64 Portable 2.34 MB (2,448,659) 4.20 hw64_420.zip 41d488b2f757794d8b66a79908fdaea2 3313499cc67dec67160751fdf9dde38a81794f5c 37d60771

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Use This Powerful System Tool to Check Windows Hardware 7 years 2 months ago George.J I use Hwinfo and it simply gives extensive system info. Great tool :D view
Use This Powerful System Tool to Check Windows Hardware 7 years 2 months ago drchetan5

Ok fine. Once you analyse the result and find the state of hardware, how to correct it if something is wrong? What type of software should be used for that?
Just mention the category of the software which is available in your "Probably the Best Free Security List in the World"

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Use This Powerful System Tool to Check Windows Hardware 7 years 2 months ago v.laurie It would be nice if life were that simple. Hwinfo monitors a lot of different hardware and I don't think we have a category of software that can correct all hardware problems. view

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