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Windows 7: Is installing this a virus?

23 Sep 2012   #1
Nathan02

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 
Is installing this a virus?

How To Install Finder Bar On Windows - YouTube

I'm scared..will anything happen to my laptop if I do this?


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23 Sep 2012   #2
Night Hawk

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, W10 Preview - Second remote tower Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Hello Nathano2 Welcome to the Seven Forums!

Not if found at Softpedia! Download Finderbar Free You won't find any bug laced items there!

The addon for Windows is seen there as well as several other sites being a Mac item. The most you would see is a possible bad install of the addon itself maybe from a bad download.
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23 Sep 2012   #3
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Well it is a Mac/Apple little program. How good it works with Windows 7 is the big question.
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23 Sep 2012   #4
Night Hawk

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, W10 Preview - Second remote tower Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Well they came out with a Windows version the same way you see ITunes or QT as well as other cross platform variations for other programs. How well it was written to start with is another matter entirely!
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22 Oct 2012   #5
Nathan02

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

I can't download it...it said "404 - page not found" when I clicked on Download
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22 Oct 2012   #6
Night Hawk

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, W10 Preview - Second remote tower Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

The Finderbar is a little program for seeing Mac OS X style drop down menus added to the 7 task bar. It probably works much like any other small freebie going on fast and easy to remove if you decide to later. It's a customization option more or less there.

How well it works is something to be found out. As for an alternate download page, Finderbar 1.5 download free - Adds Mac OS X Style drop-down menus

Generally you shouldn't be seeing any 404 error unless you have a problem with your browser like needing to clear out the cache and offline content or the server got timed out too fast on that particular day. I've seen that often enough where you wait for a bit and go back and all is fine.
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22 Oct 2012   #7
Nathan02

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Alright, I got it. Thanks a lot! Clearing out the history, and cache helped. Installed it and worked perfectly. Is there a way to make this run on start-up?
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22 Oct 2012   #8
Night Hawk

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, W10 Preview - Second remote tower Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

That's an option seen during the initial installation itself as you can see in the image attached. Once on you would look over any settings or configuration options to see that chacked off.

Here I ended up with everything but the Finder bar for some reason. A download manager, 7Zip, some unwanted IE toolbar option I unchecked, but no Finder bar option for the task bar.


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22 Oct 2012   #9
Nathan02

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Thanks a lot.
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23 Oct 2012   #10
proudtobegreek

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

What if an application shortcut,is put in startup folder in start menu?
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