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Forum: General Discussion 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 33
Views: 5,386
Posted By ian50
> " ... Try Duckduckgo and Startpage ..." ...

> " ... Try Duckduckgo and Startpage ..."


That's not my point. Google found Softpedia's Sledgehammer listing but Softpedia itself will not. The inference I draw from this curious fact is that...
Forum: General Discussion 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 33
Views: 5,386
Posted By ian50
> "If you google MS-DEFCON the very first hit...

> "If you google MS-DEFCON the very first hit takes you to an internet website called askwoody, where in the first paragraph the site author says he has developed a system he calls "MS-DEFCON"...
Forum: General Discussion 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 33
Views: 5,386
Posted By ian50
win10 like win7

There's a plethora of bewildering jargon. For example, I have no idea at all what "defcon 1, 3 ... whatever" means or its' relevance.


All sorts of caveats suddenly appear on the horizon. As I...
Forum: General Discussion 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 33
Views: 5,386
Posted By ian50
Thanks - now I don't feel so dumb. Your...

Thanks - now I don't feel so dumb.


Your post, apart from minor (!) glitches, is very helpful.
Forum: General Discussion 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 33
Views: 5,386
Posted By ian50
Win10 control

I'm clearly being dumb, but I cannot find this program. I do suspect Google is deliberately "losing" links to it, but nonetheless ...


It's so critical. The strongest dealbreaker for Win10 is the...
Forum: News 10 May 2019
Replies: 39
Views: 2,345
Posted By ian50
Firefox extensions

Installed years ago. That non-upfront page didn't exist.


No, I didn't bother to do upgrade. On installation, It then blocked the ads, which is all I wanted. Adding "features" after installation...
Forum: News 09 May 2019
Replies: 39
Views: 2,345
Posted By ian50
Firefox extensions

For Chrome - this browser is exactly what we are assiduously avoiding by using FF.



Adblock Plus and its' "non-annoying" ads: I object strongly to the slyness of opt-out without upfront choice....
Forum: News 08 May 2019
Replies: 39
Views: 2,345
Posted By ian50
Adblock Plus

Sorry, doesn't work. I just installed FF66.0.5 and Adblock Plus fell over again. Additionally, Adblock Plus now has a new category of "non-annoying ads" that it allows by default. Truly pathetic.

...
Forum: General Discussion 05 Mar 2019
Replies: 12
Views: 1,856
Posted By ian50
SIW2 Thanks for the reply. With...

SIW2


Thanks for the reply.


With bootice, I was concerned that it may do something straight off the bat when opened but I've found it's tutorial page so that concern is resolved. I've kept...
Forum: General Discussion 05 Mar 2019
Replies: 12
Views: 1,856
Posted By ian50
SIW2 Your comments are always worth...

SIW2


Your comments are always worth understanding.


What is "pbr", please ?


What does bootice64.exe do exactly, please ?
Forum: Installation & Setup 17 Jan 2019
Replies: 8
Views: 441
Posted By ian50
SIW2 Yes, except that function is not...

SIW2


Yes, except that function is not operable in the freeware version.


Nonetheless, it is an option, I agree.
Forum: Installation & Setup 17 Jan 2019
Replies: 8
Views: 441
Posted By ian50
trolltk Yes, as Paul Black commented,...

trolltk


Yes, as Paul Black commented, after you have organised your installation as you wish (all security updates, programs, tweaks, passwords etc blah and so on), make an image file of your...
Forum: General Discussion 27 Dec 2018
Replies: 45
Views: 4,777
Posted By ian50
Of course not. How does that absolve MS and Win10...

Of course not. How does that absolve MS and Win10 ?


Lucky Zucky and his InYourFace Book is probably even more corrupt in leveraging privacy. That too does not absolve MS and Win10.
Forum: General Discussion 27 Dec 2018
Replies: 45
Views: 4,777
Posted By ian50
Win10 privacy trash

Thank you for this information.


It is beyond terrifying.
Forum: Browsers & Mail 15 Oct 2018
Replies: 8
Views: 1,107
Posted By ian50
Yes, freeware Speedyfox.exe, according to its'...

Yes, freeware Speedyfox.exe, according to its' blurb, recompacts the various SQL databases that Firefox uses. I'm now on Firefox 63 beta14 and have used Speedyfox for about 3 weeks now. I did this...
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 04 Oct 2018
Replies: 13
Views: 883
Posted By ian50
SIW2 Yes thanks - I've done the ABR...

SIW2



Yes thanks - I've done the ABR route, very helpful.
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 04 Oct 2018
Replies: 13
Views: 883
Posted By ian50
SIW2 Sorry, but the link you gave for...

SIW2


Sorry, but the link you gave for slic table:


403 Forbidden
Forum: News 19 Sep 2018
Replies: 20
Views: 1,018
Posted By ian50
Thank you Lady F. My only interaction (so...

Thank you Lady F.


My only interaction (so far) was 6 months ago, so based on your very helpful reply, I see no need to organise a new credit card.
Forum: News 19 Sep 2018
Replies: 20
Views: 1,018
Posted By ian50
> "A report by security researchers from RiskIQ,...

> "A report by security researchers from RiskIQ, who worked together with cybersecurity firm Volexity, says that a hacking group known as Magecart recently targeted the company's customers ..."

...
Forum: Software 27 Aug 2018
Replies: 5
Views: 797
Posted By ian50
Thanks Paul Black I've been using...

Thanks Paul Black


I've been using Absolute Uninstaller but I'll certainly give Revo a go
Forum: Software 27 Aug 2018
Replies: 5
Views: 797
Posted By ian50
Thanks SIW2 Unhappily, the answer to...

Thanks SIW2



Unhappily, the answer to both your questions is "Yes".



Particularly the reboot - quite a few times. No joy.
Forum: Software 27 Aug 2018
Replies: 5
Views: 797
Posted By ian50
AOMEI Partition Assistant Uninstall

Perhaps this question is already answered but I haven't been able to find it, either here or on the AOMEI FAQ's.


While AOMEI programs are useful, and both the Partition Assistant and Backupper...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 19 Aug 2018
Replies: 32
Views: 1,872
Posted By ian50
> "But you only need one if you have the...

> "But you only need one if you have the following chipsets:
Intel H370, B360 and H310 chipsets"


Very helpful. Thanks
Forum: Hardware & Devices 19 Aug 2018
Replies: 32
Views: 1,872
Posted By ian50
Snick Thanks, but we already knew that.

Snick


Thanks, but we already knew that.
Forum: Hardware & Devices 19 Aug 2018
Replies: 32
Views: 1,872
Posted By ian50
Thanks for the prompt reply :-) But -...

Thanks for the prompt reply :-)


But - won't work for notebook machines ?
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