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Windows 7: Software to avoid

29 Oct 2009   #271
Charles Kane

Windows 7 Ultimate, Ubuntu
 
 
Don't, just don't defrag your registry!

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Minotar View Post
Not sure if this is in there but uniblue registry booster will give a blank log in screen,i assume it "fixes" a graphics driver or login application,becasue the keyboard did nada once it got to the blank screen.

Dan
And I'm getting a sore brain saying this - but what on earth is a "booster"?

I'll tell you - its a bottle of 21st century SNAKE OIL!!

I'll take bets that its a registry defragger - and maybe a registry cleaner thrown in for good measure.

Don't, please dont use it!


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29 Oct 2009   #272
billyv88

Windows 7
 
 

I would add Webroot Desktop Firewall 5.8. You can't remove it from Windows 7.
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29 Oct 2009   #273
Heyyou

WIN7 x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

May I suggest that as a new OS we should just run 7 for about 6 months and not tweek it extensively until it has had a chance to soak. By then there should be a good number of updates, maybe a sp1 and we will have had a chance to try apps that have been advertized as compliant with 7, and tried out by folks here and reported on. As for defraggers, why are folks defragging already?
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29 Oct 2009   #274
Minotar

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Charles Kane View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Minotar View Post
Not sure if this is in there but uniblue registry booster will give a blank log in screen,i assume it "fixes" a graphics driver or login application,becasue the keyboard did nada once it got to the blank screen.

Dan
And I'm getting a sore brain saying this - but what on earth is a "booster"?

I'll tell you - its a bottle of 21st century SNAKE OIL!!

I'll take bets that its a registry defragger - and maybe a registry cleaner thrown in for good measure.

Don't, please dont use it!
"Booster" is part of the name of the product

Yes,it was a registry cleaner,i now use cc cleaner.
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31 Oct 2009   #275
Thisislaw

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

In the latest version of Superantispyware I do not see any issues on Windows 7 though I have not seen any issues with it originally anyway.
Nor do I see a problem with Advanced System Care Free or Pro versions from Iobit. This is a program I use often as well.
EnhanceMy7 is not good for your installation... at all. So agreed there.
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04 Nov 2009   #276
crimson

Windows 7 Retail
 
 

Please edit the OP with names of each software in bold and listed in alph order. Thanks!
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04 Nov 2009   #277
Airbot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Thisislaw View Post
In the latest version of Superantispyware I do not see any issues on Windows 7 though I have not seen any issues with it originally anyway.
You can use it, but it still has some compatibility problems.
SuperAntiSpyware incompatibilty
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04 Nov 2009   #278
johnwillyums

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Hi. Anybody using Comodo firewall? I've looked here and the other software stickies and can't see it mentioned anywhere.
It has a good reputation but is it necessary?
I'm currently using Avast and have been since W7 beta and I've had no problems.

Cheers, John
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04 Nov 2009   #279
crimson

Windows 7 Retail
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by johnwillyums View Post
Hi. Anybody using Comodo firewall? I've looked here and the other software stickies and can't see it mentioned anywhere.
It has a good reputation but is it necessary?
I'm currently using Avast and have been since W7 beta and I've had no problems.

Cheers, John
Comodo Firewall is awful. I used it for awhile a few years back. It's impossible to figure out how to control outgoing apps/processes. It doesn't even seem to be capable of doing it.

Use Avira Antivir Personal for viruses and malware.
Use PCTools, PrivateFirewall, or ZAP for firewall.

Thanks for asking though.
Software to avoid: Anything by Comodo. Their virus profram caused conflicts with Office )7. Their firewall doesn't have anything to block outbound connections.
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04 Nov 2009   #280
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 
Photoshop, earlier versions, on 64 bit Windows 7

I haven't read all the posts in this thread, so this may be old news:

Earlier versions of Photoshop will not install on 64 bit Windows 7.

This is because the earlier versions have 16 bit installer programs that won't run on a 64 bit operating system.

I know for a fact that Photoshop 4 won't install on 64 bit from personal experience, but it works very well on 32 bit. That's why I am using 32 bit Windows 7.

I think the cutoff is at Photoshop 7--you need a newer version than that, which I think means the CS series. They have 32 bit installers.
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