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Windows 7: WMC is truly great, yet to find something else that even functions

27 Mar 2014   #11
AvatarOfTheShip

Windows 7 Ult x64
 
 

Have you tried XBMC? It's pretty good - perhaps not quite as user-friendly as WMC, but a lot more accomplished once you get it up and running. WMC is like a lot of ms software; it gives you the feeling that it was started with enthusiasm and high hopes, and just as it was really about to blossom into something terrific, the suits stepped in, took away the kids' toys, and made them do something else. I have taken to protecting my system from windows update because, as someone put it recently, it almost qualifies as malware in its own right. 'Updates' have broken my network, stopped outlook connecting (twice! ms at least acknowledged this one, but have done jack-shit about it as far as I can see. Maybe it's all part of the increasingly desperate attempt to get people to buy windows 8!)


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27 Mar 2014   #12
AvatarOfTheShip

Windows 7 Ult x64
 
 

Sorry! Off-topic rant mode terminated
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27 Mar 2014   #13
3D Jed

Windows 7 pro x64 SP1
 
 

@AvatarOfTheShip -

Microsoft, as viewed from xkcd (my fav comic)

xkcd: Microsoft

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28 Mar 2014   #14
sdowney717

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Yikes, I played around installing some things and picked up 3 PUP malwares!
ATT tool, ATI tools, something else.

Anyway cause the glitch to come back badly.

So ran Malware bytes, it removed them reboot and everything is good again.

I think on slower older hardware, the PUP programs will show up quicker since the hardware is not powerful enough to keep you from noticing.

I also have not put an AV program like Avast on here yet.
But have never seen Avast prevent PUP installs.
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