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Tips and Tricks for Linux Mint after Installation [Mint 18 - Cinnamon Edition] 2 years 9 months ago pretapen

I did Go to "Menu", select "Preferences", then click "System Info
( both before and after your suggestion ) and what it shows is
“Linux Mint 18 Cinnamon 64-bit”.

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Tips and Tricks for Linux Mint after Installation [Mint 18 - Cinnamon Edition] 2 years 9 months ago Jojo Yee

Your version of system should then be Linux Mint 18.0, before the release of 18.1, 18.2 and 18.3

https://www.linuxmint.com/download_all.php

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Tips and Tricks for Linux Mint after Installation [Mint 18 - Cinnamon Edition] 2 years 9 months ago pretapen

Thanks. Can I upgrade to 18.3 without 'starting from scratch' with that huge download ?

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Tips and Tricks for Linux Mint after Installation [Mint 18 - Cinnamon Edition] 2 years 9 months ago Jojo Yee

It is possible pretapen. You may want to follow the steps here: https://blog.linuxmint.com/?p=3462

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Tips and Tricks for Linux Mint after Installation [Mint 18 - Cinnamon Edition] 2 years 9 months ago pretapen

Actually I found that under Administration > Update Manager > Edit there was an option to upgrade to 18.3 Sylvia
and so in terms of the necessary clicking this update was just like any other.

I have now applied that update and on reboot System Info now shows “Linux Mint 18.3 Cinnamon 64-bit”.

Case closed.

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Tips and Tricks for Linux Mint after Installation [Mint 18 - MATE Edition] 3 years 11 months ago eikelein

I am a "Windows man" since Windows 3 and have been a programmer and database administrator from 1964 into the early 2000s. I have access to an older Dell Inspiron 1545 laptop with 2x2.1Ghz cpu, 4GB RAM and a 320GB HDD; the machine was shipped by Dell in November 2009 with Windows Vista 32-bit..

Here and in other places I keep reading that Linux Mint is such a great thing as a Windows replacement so I tried it today on that small 7 years old laptop. I had the interest and took the time to "try" Mint Cinnamon, MATE and XFCE on it, all in 64-bit edition(s).

The following are my admittedly totally un-scientific impressions, they do not represent any judgement on quality, stability or the like and I did not do any time measurements.

I must say I am impressed and at the same time sort of deflated.

Cinnamon and Mate offered me in Driver Update a required proprietary Broadcomm diver for the wireless card in an easy to understand and easy to handle GUI. Nice touch. XFCE needed in Driver Update some more "fiddling" but with a little bit of trial and error I got it to install the driver.

Either Mate or Cinnamon (I did not write it down, sorry) had in their menu two "typical" Linux insider oriented programs names, stuff like Banshee and Corealis(?) withOUT any comment or hint about what these programs are for. BAD style and definitely a turn off for computer illiterate end users.

XFCE seems to come with the Whisker(?) menu, definitely a HUGE plus! IMHO the best menu I have seen in a long time.

Installation for Cinnamon and Mate editions seemed to have taken longer to finish than for XFCE. Not a huge difference but IMHO hard to overlook when you have the comparison within 20 minutes or so.

Mate and especially Cinnamon were quite a bit less reactive than XFCE; the latter just felt more lively, more "tangy".

And here comes the deflationary part: Now Linux Lite (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linux_Lite) is installed on this machine.
- Installation of LL was faster than Mint XFCE, not to talk about Cinnamon or Mate.
- The machine definitely reacts more lively.
- The programs that come with LL are more geared towards the "typical" non-technical Windows user; for example the database module of Libre Office does not get installed.

Why am I taking the time to write this looong comment? Today's experiences confirms to me (again!) that majority votes are suspicious and often suspect to needed correction.

Got to quit, it's late and the eyelids get heavy.

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Tips and Tricks for Linux Mint after Installation [Mint 18 - MATE Edition] 2 years 8 months ago shields1954

Hello. Just an old electronics tech, 63. Switched to linux about 3 years ago and have tried probably 30 distros.. Every glitch you mentioned has happened to me, with the exception of linux lite. I am trying Mint Mate 18.3 as I type on a seperate hdd. Panel icons keep moving after reboot, wifi with broadcom was a mess, expected but had to jump through the usual hoops with Mint, Cinnamon XFCE and Mate. Since 2.0 on linux lite, I can count on 1 hand the problems except for those I caused by experimentation. Oh well, back to the other hdd with lite 3.8. Thanks.

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Tips and Tricks for Linux Mint after Installation [Mint 18 - MATE Edition] 2 years 8 months ago MidnightCowboy

Obviously it depends on what you expect from a distro but in preference to Mint (Cinnamon DE) I would recommend giving Makulu LinDoz version a try. Although the 2018 build is a development release, I've not managed to break anything with it yet. It's fast to use and highly tweaked out of the box.
http://www.makululinux.com/wp/lindoz/
Alternatively, my everyday system is MX-17 which runs flawlessly including Compiz, Emerald and Cairo Dock for lovers of the best eye candy Linux has to offer, plus it's unbreakable.
https://mxlinux.org/
https://www.dedoimedo.com/computers/mx-17-lenovo.html
Regards - MC - Site Manager.

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Tips and Tricks for Ubuntu after Installation [Ubuntu 12.04 to 13.10] 7 years 3 months ago Karna

The Article is really awesome. It provides glipmse of very essential tools in a very nice way. Good work.

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Tips and Tricks for Ubuntu after Installation [Ubuntu 12.04 to 13.10] 7 years 2 weeks ago Ivtec

how to remove apps from the desktop

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Tips and Tricks for Ubuntu after Installation [Ubuntu 12.04 to 13.10] 7 years 2 weeks ago Jojo Yee If you mean hiding app icons from the desktop Ivtec, then try Ubuntu Tweak which has a toggle to switch it on and off easily. You can get it from here: http://ubuntu-tweak.com/ view
Tips and Tricks for Ubuntu after Installation [Ubuntu 12.04 to 13.10] 6 years 10 months ago Jojo Yee Update: This update covers Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander. view
Tips and Tricks for Ubuntu after Installation [Ubuntu 14.04 - 15.04] 6 years 5 months ago ldmpub

Upgrade to Ubuntu 14.04 done and thanks for this article: some tips were very usefull.

Thanks again for all the quality work done here ... for free!

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Tips and Tricks for Ubuntu after Installation [Ubuntu 14.04 - 15.04] 6 years 3 months ago adoptapet

Excellent and helpful tips for Ubuntu 14.04; saved me loads of time and energy. And at 72, that means a lot. Been using Linux since RedHat, Mandriva, and Suse first hit the store shelves, and this Ubuntu 14.04 is a real winner; runs perfectly on my old Dell Latitude E6400 laptop (about 2006 vintage). Thank you very, very much!!!

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Tips and Tricks for Ubuntu after Installation [Ubuntu 14.04 - 15.04] 5 years 10 months ago Jojo Yee This article has now been updated with tips and tricks that work well with Ubuntu 14.10. view
Tips and Tricks for Ubuntu after Installation [Ubuntu 14.04 - 15.04] 5 years 3 months ago dvhirst

Note; this list seems focused on the desktop version of Ubuntu 14.04; a server focused list of the same sort would be helpful, as well.

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Tips and Tricks for Ubuntu after Installation [Ubuntu 18.04 LTS] 1 year 6 months ago joy-c

Check the link for the 'GetDeb Repository' - It's broken. Plus, the web site is really weird - It looks like they transferred a lot of old entries to make it look like a well established blog. There's a recent entry about a new browser called Flock. Flock was a Firefox fork that died a very long time ago.

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Tips and Tricks for Ubuntu after Installation [Ubuntu 18.04 LTS] 1 year 6 months ago Jojo Yee Thanks for your feedback joy-c. GetDeb doesn't work the way as it was before. The link has now been removed from this page. view
Tips and Tricks for Ubuntu after Installation [Ubuntu 18.04 LTS] 1 year 6 months ago joy-c

Thanks! I'm always on the prowl for nifty little tools and tweaks. You guys have been awesome for so long!

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Tips and Tricks for Ubuntu after Installation [Ubuntu 18.04 LTS] 1 year 6 months ago Jojo Yee You're welcome joy-c. view
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Tips for Making Windows 8 Easier to Use - Shortcuts to Access the Control Panel 7 years 8 months ago Anupam Nice tips Vic. I liked the first two methods, and didn't new about them before. Thanks! :) view
Tips for Making Windows 8 Easier to Use - Shortcuts to Access the Control Panel 7 years 8 months ago Nodrog

What on earth is method four about? The control panel shortcut is a default desktop icon so there is no need to create another one.

If it is not currently displayed right-click on the desktop, click on "personalise" then "change desktop icons" and check the box for control panel and click on OK.

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Tips for Making Windows 8 Easier to Use - Shortcuts to Access the Control Panel 7 years 8 months ago Anupam That's a good point :). view
Tips for Making Windows 8 Easier to Use - Shortcuts to Access the Control Panel 7 years 8 months ago Nodrog

Another tip for getting to the control panel without having to go to the desktop first is to enable the desktop toolbar - right-click on the taskbar, mouse over "toolbars" and click on "desktop" - then you can click on the chevron and have access to a tree display for all desktop icons/shortcuts.

Slightly off-topic, but another useful toolbar to have in the Windows 8 desktop screen is one for all programs (as we had in Win7 start menu). Right-click on the taskbar, mouse over toolbars and click on "new toolbar". In the window that opens, browse to C:/ProgramData/Microsoft/Windows/Start Menu/Programs then click on "select folder" - you now have a tree for all installed program folders/files available when you click on the toolbar chevron.

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Tips for Making Windows 8 Easier to Use - Shortcuts to Access the Control Panel 7 years 8 months ago v.laurie Control Panel is not a "default" shortcut since it has to be enabled. The "Personalize" method was covered in the previous tip "How to put commonly used folders and functions on the Desktop" at http://www.techsupportalert.com/content/three-tricks-make-windows-8-much... and listed in the current tip under "Related tips". Maybe you missed that. view
Tips for Making Windows 8 Easier to Use - Shortcuts to Access the Control Panel 7 years 8 months ago Nodrog

The use of the word default maybe comes down to semantics, but what I meant was why create a shortcut when one is already available (and, in my case, was enabled by default in two 7 and one 8 installations)?

I did see the previous tips when you published them and in fact used the "all settings" one so thank you for that.

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Tips for Making Windows 8 Easier to Use - Shortcuts to Access the Control Panel 7 years 8 months ago v.laurie I understand your point. I was trying to illustrate a general method of creating shortcuts, one that I will be using in other tips. But, in the current context, I can see that it might seem unnecessary. On the other hand, Windows always seems to have multiple ways to do the same thing and I like to show a variety. view
Tips for Making Windows 8 Easier to Use - Shortcuts to Access the Control Panel 7 years 8 months ago Nodrog

"Windows always seems to have multiple ways to do the same thing" - I second that!

I only came across the Alt+F4 keyboard shortcut for getting the shutdown etc. menu on the desktop yesterday, I'd been using Winkey+I to open the Win8 settings bar.

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Tips for Making Windows 8 Easier to Use - Shortcuts to Access the Control Panel 7 years 8 months ago Cuffy

I'm surprised that nobody mentioned "Godmode".
It's one of the first things I install and seems to solve all my control panel problems.

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Tips for Making Windows 8 Easier to Use - Shortcuts to Access the Control Panel 7 years 8 months ago v.laurie That was covered in a previous tip. It is referenced in the current tip as the related tip "How to open a complete list of Windows 8 settings" at http://www.techsupportalert.com/content/three-tricks-make-windows-8-much... view
Tips for Making Windows 8 Easier to Use - Shortcuts to Access the Control Panel 7 years 8 months ago Anupam Vic, in that respect, even the My Computer, Recycle Bin, Network, and My Documents, etc are also not default, since they too have to enabled from the Personalize options, when you install the OS fresh. I can't recall for Windows 8 exactly, but it has to be done in XP to Windows 7. And I think enabling the shortcut this way is easier than the 4th option. Atleast, general users will find it easier. Maybe you can include this one as an option too? view
Tips for Making Windows 8 Easier to Use - Shortcuts to Access the Control Panel 7 years 8 months ago v.laurie Anupam, I had done the previous tip, "How to put commonly used folders and functions on the Desktop", and referenced it. I thought that would cover this method but I guess not. I'll take your advice and add it. view
Tips for Making Windows 8 Easier to Use - Shortcuts to Access the Control Panel 7 years 8 months ago v.laurie I have now added a new reference to the previous article about this method to make it more obvious. view
Tips for Making Windows 8 Easier to Use - Shortcuts to Access the Control Panel 7 years 8 months ago Anupam It's better now :). Actually, since the article is about Control Panel shortcuts, it's good to list all methods here, even if you covered one of them in other article. It's better to see all methods at one place... helps to remember better, and also good for reference :). Keep up the excellent work :). view
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Tixati 3 years 9 months ago bernardz

I am using 2.5.1 now and the proxy section of it is terrible. It leaks info and is only for outgoing

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To-Do Calendar Planner (isoTimer) 4 years 3 months ago movrshakr

I installed it and really like the GUI interface and ease of use--EXCEPT...

I was very interested in what you said, "I really was impressed at ... how the app synchronized with Google calendar by itself without me having to anything." Except nothing I do will get mine to sync with my Google calendar. I checked to be sure both are associated with the same account, but I cannot find a 'sync now' command in it, and it sure isn't doing it on its own. wifi is connected, cell data is on, ????

ADDED further observations...while installing, everything refers to To-Do Calendar Planner, and that is what I commanded to install. It does not appear in installed items...what shows up is isoTimer, with a completely different icon. I also found a screen that shows calendars to display
-My Calendar [checked]
-one named with "my gmail address (Google)" [not checked and not checkable]
-one named with "my gmail address" (no parens) [checked]
-US Holidays [checked]

This is very confusing.

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ToolWiz Care 4 years 5 months ago Freeware Fanatic

I was interested in trying the "ToolWiz Care" utility, but when I went to the website Malwarebytes Antimalware warned me it was a malicious site. So, I guess I'll pass on trying it.

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ToolWiz Care 4 years 5 months ago Joe A.TT

According to the Wayback Machine, Toolwiz Care hasn't been listed on the home site since August 2014...

http://web.archive.org/web/20140808032434/http://www.toolwiz.com/en/products/

If the developer themselves dumped the product, I wouldn't recommend your using it.

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ToolWiz Care 4 years 1 month ago LemMotlow

I've been using this app for 3 or 4 years with Windows 7 and have nothing but superlatives to say about it. Although it's no longer updated or on the developer's site, it is fast, thorough, safe and without bugs. The package also contains ten other apps, including a "sandbox" [called Time Freeze] Photo editor and password manager.

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ToolWiz Care 2 years 10 months ago chessdave

Not at Archive org - Found it here - http://www.majorgeeks.com/files/details/toolwiz_care.html

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Top Commercial Antivirus Product Free For Home Use 4 years 5 months ago MidnightCowboy If like me there are any users of D-Link remote monitored cameras reading this, they won't function with this AV installed. Can't answer for all of them but they will work with AVG Free, Panda Free and Forticlient. MC - Site Manager. view
Top Commercial Antivirus Product Free For Home Use 4 years 5 months ago crosseyedlemon

I may be getting senile but wasn't this posted not too long ago? The product seems to have some glitches of note and I'm sure some readers like myself have a preferred browser that is not Internet Explorer. I can't speak about this product specifically, but in some cases the services only remain free until the next version is developed requiring an upgrade.

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Top Commercial Antivirus Product Free For Home Use 4 years 5 months ago grimbles

Yes, it was.

What glitches of note? Please clarify. I've been using Sophos Home on 3 different machines for a little over 3 months with zero issues.

Sophos Home does NOT require Internet Explorer, and the article doesn't say it does, it just says to use something other than Edge. I use Firefox and Chrome with no problems.

Sophos AV (engine) has been around for ages (previously only available to the corporate sector). It is not 'new' as in brand new, never been seen before - it's just recently been made available for home users as well.

Sophos Home is lightweight, comes with a proven engine, and includes a very good online content filter for family situations.

(I am in no way connected or associated with Sophos - just a satisfied user).

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Top Commercial Antivirus Product Free For Home Use 4 years 5 months ago MidnightCowboy

In what independent tests there are available, it performs pretty badly. MC - Site Manager.
http://chart.av-comparatives.org/chart1.php

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Top Commercial Antivirus Product Free For Home Use 4 years 5 months ago terrawarra

thanks rob,
hmm,.... 192 mb download !

I'll stick to quio 369 TS essentials.... absolutely free, no adds and it works well as noted on this site.

...... and it's a paltry 30 mb download.

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Top Commercial Antivirus Product Free For Home Use 4 years 5 months ago grimbles

I guess it depends on whose lab results you are looking at: https://www.av-test.org/en/antivirus/business-windows-client/windows-8/

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Top Commercial Antivirus Product Free For Home Use 4 years 5 months ago MidnightCowboy But this test relates to Sophos Endpoint Security and Control 10.3 and not the free Home version. The free version description states: "It uses the same award-winning technology from Sophos that protects millions of business people worldwide", but I don't buy into this unless the exact specifications for things like antivirus engine number etc are listed, which I can't find anywhere, except for the commercial version. Fiat after all uses the same technology as BMW. MC - Site Manager. view
Top Commercial Antivirus Product Free For Home Use 4 years 5 months ago grimbles

Yes, exactly the same product as in the test result chart that you referenced: http://www.av-comparatives.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/avc_factsheet2016_03.pdf

As you rightly point out, Sophos claims that its Home AV utilizes the same engine as the enterprise counterpart, and I have no reason to doubt that. I guess there is always a choice - we can either choose to believe unless proven otherwise or choose to disbelieve until proven true. :)

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Top Commercial Antivirus Product Free For Home Use 4 years 5 months ago lmac

I only use an anti virus that allows me to choose what I want done to anything it finds. I've lost data using those that misread legit software and delete it without my knowledge. How about Sophos??

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Top Commercial Antivirus Product Free For Home Use 4 years 5 months ago eikelein

Hi all;

I am going to "stoke the flames" so to speak, please be warned.
I do NOT run any testing lab.
I do NOT have any numbers or statistics to show off.
But over the last 10 to 12 years I have conservatively estimated about 6,000 to 7,000 home users as customers of which 99% call themselves "computer illiterate" and honestly, most are.

You are welcome to dismiss what follows and stop reading right here - but please, I don't need or read or hear your reasons, I respect them whatever they are. Here I go:

For a long time I am suspicious of AV-Comparatives [AVC] "test results". Some of the reasons are:

#1: The worst malware infested computers I encounter often, way too often, run AVG or Avast; and those two have almost perfect scores on AVC?

#2: Slightly older machines with for example Turion dual-core, Sempron, Athlon II or older Pentium cpu, many with around or less than 2Ghz cpu and 32-bit systems (vista, W7, W8) running excruciatingly sluggish:
I remove the obvious malware and the machine is still slow.

#3: THEN I remove AVG/Avast/McAfee/Trend Micro or whatever and the machine "takes a leap" into what I consider normal operation for this class of computer. That is something AVC (and others!) never talk about, AFAIK at least.

#4: The subsequent scan with Malwarebytes Free with corrected settings finds anything from half a dozen to many hundreds of leftover malware traces and sometimes even a rootkit that other "miss".
Yep, Malwarebytes Free has it's rootkit detection turned OFF in the default install; go figure.

#5: Literally ALL of my customers do very well with Microsoft Security Essentials (or Defender on W8/W10) and occasional additional manually started scans with Malwarebytes Free.

#6: Occasionally I have used the bootable Sophos Virus Removal Tool. It loads it's virus definitions much slower than others and it runs FOREVER. Admittedly very subjective but that's what I experience.

Nothing against Sophos, I believe they offer very reasonable solution(s) for businesses and companies - and now maybe for home users? More power to them.

Disclaimer: I have absolutely NO business or any other relationships with any company or product mentioned before. Only real life experiences in very typical home user environments.

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Top Commercial Antivirus Product Free For Home Use 4 years 5 months ago Fairportfan

Question - "Site Manager" here, or somewhere else?

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Top Commercial Antivirus Product Free For Home Use 4 years 5 months ago MidnightCowboy It relates to here. I apply the tag to all my posts at the request of the site owner. MC - Site Manager. view
Top Commercial Antivirus Product Free For Home Use 4 years 5 months ago Fairportfan

Cool. I sometimes see people putting all sorts of things after their names. Strictly for further curiosity - overall site manager ("webmaster", whatever) or a category?

(I'm just nosy}

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Top Commercial Antivirus Product Free For Home Use 4 years 5 months ago MidnightCowboy It's an overall status although "overall" there are others here contributing more than me. :) MC - Site Manager. view
Top Commercial Antivirus Product Free For Home Use 4 years 5 months ago Fairportfan

Thanx. I like to know how things work.

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Top Commercial Antivirus Product Free For Home Use 4 years 5 months ago Gewane

Hi, I would just like to add that recently after a lot of issues on my computer running Windows 7 I got rid of Avast which everyone says is so good but in fact creates a great many problems and I turned to Microsoft Security Essentials and it works just fine.

A few days ago, someone using my computer accidentally installed AVG.

What a mess!! It's totally a virus!!!

And I spent an afternoon getting rid of it although you should be aware that AVG Zen will not allow itself to be uninstalled even with Revo Uninstaller and then rooting out all the changes it had made on Firefox using about:config and then using Malwarebytes, Spybot and SuperAntiSpyware.

I don't know about Sophos but personally, I'll be sticking to MSE.

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Top Commercial Antivirus Product Free For Home Use 4 years 5 months ago MidnightCowboy

A good reason why not to let other people have access to your machine. Even so, AVG like most other reputable products provides comprehensive removal instructions and even a dedicated tool for this should the built-in uninstaller fail.
https://support.avg.com/SupportArticleView?l=en_US&urlName=How-to-uninst...
I've never had issues with AVG software except on machines where multiple security programs have been previously installed and then improperly removed as stated in your post. MC - Site Manager.

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Top Commercial Antivirus Product Free For Home Use 4 years 5 months ago Bob F.

I also repair computers in Montreal part time and my customers are also seniors ( like me) who will say they are not good with computers . I think the problem is we expect too much from av programs all they can do and all they claim to do is remove viruses, if the client ever runs a scan . I' ve had clients update for two years with out ever actually running a scan even once. Clients who poorly install free software , never bother to learn to update and only pay for service when its almost too late We can't expect an av program to work miracles. It only does its job I have had horror stories uninstalling avast but blame that on the customer not the product . Security begins behind two ears . Most avs do their job which is all we can reasonably ask of them

Bob part time tech Montreal

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Top Commercial Antivirus Product Free For Home Use 4 years 5 months ago carbotec

I have been using Sophos for some time it has little impact on performance. Since using the program I haven't had any problems and no infections of any kind. The one thing that stands out for me is the only way you can change anything about the operation of the program is if you log in online. This means no infection can interfere with the programs operation on your computer so you are always protected.

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Top Commercial Antivirus Product Free For Home Use 4 years 5 months ago BillK

Sophos system requirements state Win7 and upwards.
So if you want to protect old WinXP installations you need Avast or similar.
(And extra protection software as well for WinXP). :)

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Top Commercial Antivirus Product Free For Home Use 4 years 5 months ago Dr.Gerry

Being used by big companies doesn't make something good. At my work we have a Sophos Email Appliance to scan all incoming and outgoing email, a Sophos Web Appliance to scan all incoming and outgoing web traffic, and Sophos Endpoint Protection on all PCs......despite this fearsome arsenal of Sophos products, we just got hit last week with Cryptolocker......it got through the email filter, then it got through the web filter when a user clicked a bad link, then got through the Endpoint protection on the desktop, where it made it's way to our servers (also protected with Sophos software).......and as if that wasn't bad enough, that was the SECOND time our Sophos defences have been easily evaded by a Cryptolocker variant

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Top Commercial Antivirus Product Free For Home Use 4 years 5 months ago Bob F.

Hi Bob again ,

shouldn't you have been able to use system restore to bring your computer back in minutes. As this is now happening find and old hard drive buy a sata ide to usb cable about $15.00 and run this harddrive like an external, and make a system backup . Then make a windows pe disc . The above souldn't happen if your prepared.. Look at gismo's free backup software its soo easy to use.

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Top Commercial Antivirus Product Free For Home Use 4 years 5 months ago grimbles

Seeing how ransomware is consistently infecting numerous corporate and hospital systems, all of whom I'd imagine would be utilizing strong commercial security solutions, it appears Sophos isn't exactly Robinson Caruso in this department.

Security software cannot always protect people/users from themselves. Perhaps your company needs to review and strengthen its staff training program.

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Top Commercial Antivirus Product Free For Home Use 4 years 5 months ago MidnightCowboy This is a good point in this case because you can hardly blame the installed antivirus for not preventing socially engineered exploits because the payload and method of distribution for these is constantly changing. Until users become educated not to click on un-checked attachments, this type of exploit will continue to flourish. MC - Site Manager. view
Top Technical Training Online. Get 3 Months For Free. 4 years 9 months ago Anderton

Not sure if I'm being stupid, but what has the link to Microsoft's visual studio website to do with the pluralsight website? As for the free trial, it seems to come with various usage limitations; there are 1 month and 3 month and 6 month "free trials", but to be on the safe side I've only looked at the 1 month one. It does seem a very odd way for an outfit to behave, offering three different types of "trial", and all of them. . . free???? Why? What's the catch? Why offer a 1 month free trial if actually, you're prepared to offer a 3 month free trial? Odd.

EDIT: I wonder if I'm dreaming. The sign-up page at pluralsight seems to have changed. What now appears is simply a "Free Trial" for ONE month only comprising a maximum of 200 minutes. This doesn't seem anything like the offer this article appears to be highlighting???

SECOND EDIT: If "sign up" is used then the website WILL ask you for your credit card details. However. . . if you go to the very small print 'Free Trial' at the bottom of the home screen, then the offer is of a free 200 minutes (no mention of monthly duration, so it;s obviously not relevant) and no financial details are requested at all. Once you've viewed 200 minutesworth of material, that's it.

FINAL FINAL EDIT: credit card details are required, after all. You cannot get even the 200 minutes usage unless you register your cc with pluralsight first. Apologies to Rob if I've misunderstood what's been said here. Reckon I'll pass.

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Top Technical Training Online. Get 3 Months For Free. 4 years 9 months ago miniliq

I didn't hit any of the roadblocks anderton reported -- signed up with Visual Studio, then "activated" the Pluralsight offer -- and it gave me 6 months free, no upgrade or payment nags -- everything seems ok. Try going through the process again.

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Top Technical Training Online. Get 3 Months For Free. 4 years 9 months ago papavonschoen

Had the same problem and am already a member of Visual Studio.

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Top Technical Training Online. Get 3 Months For Free. 4 years 9 months ago Anderton

As I suspected, my own stupidity helped in no way with this, so apologies, again, to Rob. As for the offer, unfortunately it doesn't work for me. I've joined Visual Studio as a member (hey, it looks good!) and so have gone to the 'benefits' section and clicked on 'Activate' for the Pluralsight offer, which on my screen at least says is for six months. The screen then says 'activated' and I'm taken to pluralsight's "Microsoft Offer Redemption" where the first field to fill in asks for "Voucher Code". But I've not been given one, neither on screen nor in any Visual Studio email (all of which have come through to me, so it's not a question of an errant spam filter.) Filling in the redemption form with my name and email address and clicking on the "I agree, activate benefit" achieves nothing - -- or, well, it achieves nothing for me. So I guess I'll have to pass. Big thanks, anyway, to Rob for all his efforts.

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Top Ten Chrome Apps for Windows, Mac OS and Linux 4 years 9 months ago crosseyedlemon

I've never been a fan of Chrome and there are better alternatives to almost everything that's listed there. Potplayer for video, Audacity for music and Irfanview for photo editing just for starters. Until AM is interesting but I prefer both Soundation and Audio Sauna.

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Top Ten Chrome Apps for Windows, Mac OS and Linux 4 years 9 months ago andrews

If you own a chromecast then Videostream is a very interesting app/plugin combo that lets you stream anything on your media server or computer via the chromecast and use your phone as remote.

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TotalMounter - a Free Virtual CD/DVD Burner That's Easy to Use 5 years 9 months ago KrinkleKrunk

Thanks for the "heads-up" alexxx46.

After reading the reviews on cnet I think I will give this software a pass. Although this may be a newer version I've got better things to do than risk a borked install and subsequent repair.

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TotalMounter - a Free Virtual CD/DVD Burner That's Easy to Use 5 years 9 months ago Sgluber

Nice tip, Anupam... thank you! :-)

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TotalMounter - a Free Virtual CD/DVD Burner That's Easy to Use 5 years 9 months ago Anupam You are welcome :). view
TotalMounter - a Free Virtual CD/DVD Burner That's Easy to Use 5 years 9 months ago mj47

Had a problem with this program. I installed on Windows 7 pro 64-bit machine and after installation, computer would not wake up after sleep. Had to restart with power switch. Back to normal after uninstall - pity, I would have liked this to work.

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