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Use this Free Program to Create Great Flowcharts and Diagrams 4 years 3 months ago crombierob

Had a quick browse of this site and could not see an article listing more flow chart programs for Windows (apart from the Vector page).
I am looking for something that would allow me to enter single line captions, and connect them.
The single lines means I can get a lot into the page.
Behind the scene for each caption there would be a paragraph or two of text, that could pop up when I click (or mouse) a caption.
I have a large VB6 program, written when I was less 'brain dead', and I sometimes need to map a flow of logic, to remind myself what was the logic behind some function.
Perhaps being 'brain dead' I am looking for the incorrect category.
Is there some other category of software I should be looking for ?

Rob
PS Selecting the correct installer for 32bit XP Windows, is not easy for the 'brain dead'
It says -
"For installation on Windows XP, you can use the installer without JRE"
But it is not clear if that is a choice when installing that one ?
Or are you meant to choose one of those lower on the page ?

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Use This Free Spybot Utility to Block Microsoft Monitoring in Windows 4 years 3 months ago Joe A.TT

I am glad a well-known company like Spybot has decided to step in. I never really felt comfortable enough to use any of the many similar tools that were release in recent times but I feel I could take a chance with Spybot. I prefer to use portable apps too so I'll wait until they update the portable version. These days I am on Linux 99% of the time, so what's a little wait?

[Edit]
Oh, I see now. The portable version is literally a Portable Apps version. Oh well, John T. Haller is always a little tardy when it comes to keeping the Portable Apps version of programs up to date.

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Use This Free Spybot Utility to Block Microsoft Monitoring in Windows 4 years 3 months ago Yankiwi

Thanks, Vic, for this excellent find. Those of us with more than a little grey hair actually remember a time when personal privacy was both valued and respected, so any reliable program or tip which helps us to maintain what few shreds are left of that privacy is hugely appreciated.

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Use This Free Spybot Utility to Block Microsoft Monitoring in Windows 4 years 3 months ago tom4455

Besides the installer and the PortableApps version, there is also a stand-alone executable which is version 1.5

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Use This Free Spybot Utility to Block Microsoft Monitoring in Windows 4 years 3 months ago v.laurie

The home page for the program says, "Spybot Anti-Beacon comes in two flavours; as a standard installation or as a Portable Edition compatible with PortableApps." Can you give us a link to the stand-alone version 1.5?

Added later: OK, someone has pointed out the section on the home page called "Safer-Networking Download Section", which I overlooked.

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Use This Free Spybot Utility to Block Microsoft Monitoring in Windows 4 years 3 months ago tom4455

Below the 2 links you mentioned, there is a link: "Safer-Networking Download Section" that takes you here:

https://forums.spybot.info/downloads.php

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Use This Free Spybot Utility to Block Microsoft Monitoring in Windows 4 years 3 months ago crosseyedlemon

I find it amusing that an entire new industry has developed which has the purpose of providing computer users with fixes for Microsoft's intrusiveness and other assorted foolish forays. Kudos to Spybot and all the other developers out there for recognizing that most computer users are fed up with Microsoft's arrogance.

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Use This Free Spybot Utility to Block Microsoft Monitoring in Windows 4 years 3 months ago Joe A.TT

Vic, maybe you should mention the stand-alone version in the body of your article?

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Use This Free Spybot Utility to Block Microsoft Monitoring in Windows 4 years 3 months ago v.laurie Yes, it's done. view
Use This Free Spybot Utility to Block Microsoft Monitoring in Windows 4 years 3 months ago ragesoul

never had problems with spybot's software but scanning the standalone https://www.virustotal.com/en/file/9d875df1e621f3ce773383275701af0ad3520047ceae35f2987e3cff040b54d3/analysis/1446794842/

and then the installer (3 reported bad - 2 reported good)
https://www.virustotal.com/en/file/6fd2790363b576a19858b2e67483bb4a578c6b00bda8a9c5ea6e93e789cd71e4/analysis/1446794915/

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Use This Free Spybot Utility to Block Microsoft Monitoring in Windows 4 years 3 months ago MidnightCowboy Zillya has a far from perfect past being associated with scareware and in any case one of the worst detection rates in the industry. You can research this yourself via Google but I won't be posting the links here because most are in Ukrainian. Rising too is hardly worthy of note and only something I would recommend to people I don't like. :D Considering none of the respected names are finding anything wrong, you can safely ignore these two. MC - Site Manager. view
Use This Free Spybot Utility to Block Microsoft Monitoring in Windows 2 years 6 months ago Australia

Read a review that states that Spybot antibeacon is not very customisable nor transparent in what functions it disables
Apparently O&O ShutUp10 is updated more regularly and is preferable

Google bleepingcomputer.com "spybot-anti-beacon-donotspy10-o-o-shutup10/"

I have no affiliation to either software

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Use this Free Utility to Help Make Your Windows Files Easier to Organize and Find 5 years 5 months ago johnvk

Wow, that's hard core. It actually modifies the registry so that files types now have handlers? Hard core. And is FileMeta also the handler, or is the handler already built into windows, and File Meta is just enabling it for other file types.

When i click on properties -> details of a .txt file withOUT FileMeta, i see properties like name, type, size, date, owner. None of them are editable. I dont see comments, nor tags.

So does FileMeta also add some new propteries, or just make them editable. I assume it does not make the pre-existing ones editable, like eg size; it just makes new ones that it adds editable. Can you add your own fields? Or does FileMeta add certain, pre-specified fields.

You have great tips. Thanks! Keep them coming!

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Use this Free Utility to Help Make Your Windows Files Easier to Organize and Find 5 years 5 months ago v.laurie File Meta enables a capability for certain metatags already built into Windows. You cannot create new ones with it. However, there are several useful editable fields that will be added to context menu. One is called "Comments" and gives you plenty of flexibility. Other useful ones are "Tags", "Subject", "Categories". Hope that answered your question. view
Use this Free Utility to Help Make Your Windows Files Easier to Organize and Find 5 years 5 months ago johnvk

Yep. Thanks!

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Use this Free Utility to Help Make Your Windows Files Easier to Organize and Find 2 years 8 months ago footpatrol

The TOP link under " Related articles" above does not work. Should be updated with the below one.

Use this Windows Feature to Help Organize Your Personal Files and Pictures
Metadata in Your Files May Reveal Hidden Personal Information You Didn’t Know About

http://www.techsupportalert.com/content/organise-and-search-your-photos-metadata.htm

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Use this Free Utility to Help Make Your Windows Files Easier to Organize and Find 2 years 8 months ago Jojo Yee Thanks footpatrol for pointing out. This has now been updated. view
Use This Keyboard App When Sliding Is Faster Than Typing 5 years 7 months ago jbhq

Or checkout Multiling O keyboard, a fraction of the size at 927k (and more options)

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Use This Keyboard App When Sliding Is Faster Than Typing 5 years 7 months ago niveker

I like TouchPal X better than SwiftKey, but the Android L keyboard comes in a close second. Will check out jbhq's suggestion - under 1MB wow

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Use This Keyboard App When Sliding Is Faster Than Typing 5 years 7 months ago astral_cyborg

Looks promising. Thanks

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Use This Keyboard App When Sliding Is Faster Than Typing 5 years 7 months ago SwanKnight (not verified)

I tried them all, but I couldn't find anything that could replace "Swype Keyboard Free" for me. It's not perfect, but for someone who relies heavily on "swipe to type" it's the best.

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Use This Keyboard App When Sliding Is Faster Than Typing 5 years 7 months ago RickeeBoy

I'm like Swanknight - Tried Swype (comes on Samsung) and other App - Swiftkey - just found Swype easier and not problematical ( I'm not saying that when I get bigger and faster phone things may change ) Tried a multi language Swype keyboard but didn't need the multi part. .......... I try to get single digit friends over to Swype as I read " Goinw home noww wil see u therr " and get so pissed off with their useless typing ............ takes 10min and it's like "FINALLY SOMEONE LOVES TXT" (even though the msg form is archaic and demeaning to humans.)

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Use This Keyboard App When Sliding Is Faster Than Typing 5 years 7 months ago kevinevv

I used Swiftkey for a long time. It had one serious flaw, that it would not always maintain it's status as the default keyboard. You'd have to reset it as the default keyboard after every power-off or restart. (Yeah I tried all the reinstalled and other tricks for months.) When I talked to the developer, he/she gave some excuse about Google not storing programs consistently in the same place. (Blamed Google, oddly while Google kept Swiftkey in "editor's choice" status on Google Play.) When I pointed out that no other keyboard I've used (or continue to use) has ever demonstrated this same problem of loosing it's default keyboard status, he/she kept blaming Google. I even offered to help diagnose the problem, with a very unenthusiastic response.

I do admit that SwiftKey has an uncanny way of predicting the next word, and often remembers a sequence of words from a previously typed sentence (convenient if you forgot to copy in order to paste), by way of next word prediction.
kev

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Use This Keyboard App When Sliding Is Faster Than Typing 5 years 7 months ago kevinevv

To be fair, with a respectful nod to Gizmo and the good stuff they've sent me, I just gave Swiftkey another try.

2 restarts and 1 power-off with NO FAILURES to maintain default status. Now, this is my first run with Swiftkey on a phone that's less than a month old. It wouldn't be the first time two Android programs didn't get along in my experience, so it's a pity the developer didn't enthusiastically accept my offer to help diagnose the problem. Or, maybe the developer finally stomped the bug. We may never know for sure.

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Use This Keyboard App When Sliding Is Faster Than Typing 5 years 7 months ago Jojo Yee Good to hear that it now works for you Kevinevv and thanks for sharing your experience in using this app. view
Use This Keyboard App When Sliding Is Faster Than Typing 5 years 7 months ago UserError

YEAH! The Android L keyboard works perfectly. Couple it with the 'material' skin and it's a winner. The swipe input method works great and there are lots of customization options.

A much better option than AOSP Keyboard or Google Keyboard. And it's free! FY!

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Use This Keyboard App When Sliding Is Faster Than Typing 5 years 2 months ago RickeeBoy

Now have a 4.3 Jellybean on 2Gb / 1.7Mhz / 8 core and Swype still Good but Limited / Swiftkey I found just didn't get get the words right without precise finger control plus I didn't like only 3 options / Niveker suggested below TouchPal X Keyboard & I find it the nicest (miss a line of just number keys.) Android or Google Keyboard Themes are poor so prefer Touchpal..... Keep trying things but best keyboard is the Voice Recognition button .. It does really well and typing is becoming a thing of the past as it should be :)

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Use This Nifty Utility to Find Out What is Accessing Your Hard Drive Anonymous (not verified) view
Use This Powerful Microsoft Tool to Provide Better Security for Windows Programs 6 years 8 months ago KenA

The MS description is somewhat confusing. Where is the PDF guide you mentioned?

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Use This Powerful Microsoft Tool to Provide Better Security for Windows Programs 6 years 8 months ago v.laurie If you click the download link at the reference given in the tip (http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=39273) you have a choice of both the EMET installation file and a PDF user guide. view
Use This Powerful System Tool to Check Windows Hardware 6 years 6 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 6 years 6 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 6 years 6 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 6 years 6 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 6 years 6 months ago MidnightCowboy Thanks Vitor. :) MC view
Use This Powerful System Tool to Check Windows Hardware 6 years 6 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 6 years 6 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 6 years 6 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 6 years 6 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 6 years 6 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 6 years 6 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
Use This Powerful System Tool to Check Windows Hardware 6 years 6 months ago irwanwr

Just downloaded both of them. Installer and Portable version.
Both from the link provided (Primary Backup US).
Succeed.

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Use This Powerful System Tool to Check Windows Hardware 6 years 6 months ago v.laurie Thanks for the update, irwanwr. view
Use This Powerful System Tool to Check Windows Hardware 3 years 6 months ago fred64

I have used the portable versions of HWinfo for years. Folks should note that only the 32 bit version includes the benchmark function. It benchmarks your hardware and allows you to compare results to other models to see where your devices fit. For some reason that capability is not available in the 64 bit versions.

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Use This Undocumented Keyboard Shortcut for Faster Text Editing in Windows Anonymous (not verified) view
Use Two-Factor Authentication To Enhance Your Account Security 2 months 3 weeks 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 2 months 2 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 Your Webcam as a Security Camera and Motion Detector Anonymous (not verified) view
Useful List of Default Router Passwords For Setup Tasks Anonymous (not verified) view
User-Friendly Bandwidth Detective Gets A Welcome Update 5 years 3 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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
Using An IE Version Less Than 11? Delete It! 4 years 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month ago darrin71

I thought Microsoft already did that...

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Using An IE Version Less Than 11? Delete It! 4 years 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month 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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Using Firefox? Update Now 1 month 6 days ago Rick Grunwald

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

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Using Firefox? Update Now 1 month 6 days 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 1 month 6 days 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 1 month 6 days 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 1 month 6 days 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 1 month 6 days 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 1 month 5 days 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 1 month 5 days 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 1 month 5 days 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 1 month 5 days ago mahtanw

Thank you!

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Using Firefox? Update Now 1 month 5 days 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 1 month 5 days 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 1 month 5 days 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 1 month 5 days ago rhiannon

You're quite welcome.

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Using Firefox? Update Now 1 month 5 days 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 1 month 5 days 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 1 month 5 days 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 1 month 5 days 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 1 month 5 days 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 1 month 5 days 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 1 month 5 days 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 1 month 5 days 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 1 month 4 days ago rhiannon

Thanks! I like Woody.

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Using Firefox? Update Now 1 month 4 days 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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