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Windows 7: Why does crapware still exist?


13 Feb 2013   #71

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Most websites are now full of crapware links, so it makes it difficult to find the real link most of the time.

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13 Feb 2013   #72
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If it's hard for us to find the actual download link amidst all the crapware links, imagine what the average consumer ends up with on their PC.
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13 Feb 2013   #73

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Sometimes the average user is drawn into these crap links, since they believe they are installing a helpful program, which in reality is just spyware or some program which consumes so much of the system's resources, it begins to corrupt and slow down Windows.
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13 Feb 2013   #74

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Does anyone have the new Adobe Reader and how do you like it? I have stuck with 9 to avoid the bloat and it's being updated regularly so it seems secure. But I don't want to be unnecessarily stubborn.
Greg i know this is kind of late but i recently installed the reader on another rig or updated persay and it went through fine scan came up negative

I think Adobe is the safest you'll get at the moment and it works just as good as anything else
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13 Feb 2013   #75
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Yeah I do use Adobe Reader and it's updates for v.9 are clean. But I was wondering if there are any advantages or drawbacks to moving up to v.11. I think of v.9 as the Slim Reader and apparently they and others do too since it's still supported.
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13 Feb 2013   #76

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Solarstarshines View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Does anyone have the new Adobe Reader and how do you like it? I have stuck with 9 to avoid the bloat and it's being updated regularly so it seems secure. But I don't want to be unnecessarily stubborn.
Greg i know this is kind of late but i recently installed the reader on another rig or updated persay and it went through fine scan came up negative

I think Adobe is the safest you'll get at the moment and it works just as good as anything else
I love the irony. Especially since Java had long been marketed as a "safe" cross platform environment while Flash was known to be unsafe.
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13 Feb 2013   #77

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And now you see a reverse role for Java and Flash apparently! As for getting to the actual download amidst a ton of crudwares I've been running into that one for a long, long time now! I may have to go through several sites when not being filtered out just to find a clean one to download or to refer someone else to!

That's like trying to wade through the sewers in order to find one gold coin! You can get hit from all angles trying to figure which is what on too many sites. Then your system protection filters out the download pages as well when trying to get a certain download from different sites. You know those other pages are likely bugged!
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14 Feb 2013   #78

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Yeah I do use Adobe Reader and it's updates for v.9 are clean. But I was wondering if there are any advantages or drawbacks to moving up to v.11. I think of v.9 as the Slim Reader and apparently they and others do too since it's still supported.

well what i thought to be as safe is unsafe i just replyed on a thread about the reader zero i uninstalled it and went with nitro pdf im not sure as of why there is a security breech but im not taking any chances
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14 Feb 2013   #79
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Can you link the thread?
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14 Feb 2013   #80

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Adobe Reader Zero Day

crazy just after i got it too
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