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Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #4395 on: May 21, 2015, 12:26:53 PM »
Nice find thank you bob.
Are you using this yourself in chrome.?

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Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #4396 on: May 21, 2015, 02:22:38 PM »
Nice find thank you bob.
Are you using this yourself in chrome.?
Thanks. :)
The short answer is yes.
Just remember that there are limits in the free version:
 
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Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #4397 on: May 21, 2015, 02:48:33 PM »
If you're using the Chrome Browser, you might want to check this out:
https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/tunnelbear-beta/omdakjcmkglenbhjadbccaookpfjihpa?hl=en
As this is an open forum, I just want to say the obvious (for us): any VPN is as safe and as private as the confidence you can put in the company and the technology you take. Recently, readings of mine made me drop completely of a backup and VPN solution due to confidence failure in the 3rd party company. Take care :)
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Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #4398 on: May 21, 2015, 02:58:23 PM »
If you're using the Chrome Browser, you might want to check this out:
https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/tunnelbear-beta/omdakjcmkglenbhjadbccaookpfjihpa?hl=en
As this is an open forum, I just want to say the obvious (for us): any VPN is as safe and as private as the confidence you can put in the company and the technology you take. Recently, readings of mine made me drop completely of a backup and VPN solution due to confidence failure in the 3rd party company. Take care :)
@Lisandro,
When I really need a reliable VPN, the only one I depend on is Avast Secureline.
I certainly would never spend any money on the browser add-on discussed in my post. :)
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Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #4399 on: May 23, 2015, 03:40:36 PM »
                             Reason Core Security


It combines Reason Software's top products in one convenient pack:
Should I Remove It? to cull the bloatware that comes with a new computer;
HerdProtect, a cloud-based malware scanner; Boost, a performance utility; and
the popular Unchecky, which deselects third-party software offers to stop them
from tagging along when you're installing an app you do want.
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Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #4400 on: May 26, 2015, 10:18:02 PM »
If you're using the Chrome Browser, you might want to check this out:
https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/tunnelbear-beta/omdakjcmkglenbhjadbccaookpfjihpa?hl=en
As this is an open forum, I just want to say the obvious (for us): any VPN is as safe and as private as the confidence you can put in the company and the technology you take. Recently, readings of mine made me drop completely of a backup and VPN solution due to confidence failure in the 3rd party company. Take care :)
@Lisandro,
When I really need a reliable VPN, the only one I depend on is Avast Secureline.
I certainly would never spend any money on the browser add-on discussed in my post. :)
Sure :)
By the way, your next post, are you using Reason Core Security? Does it worth side by side with Avast?
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Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #4401 on: May 26, 2015, 11:16:07 PM »
If you're using the Chrome Browser, you might want to check this out:
https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/tunnelbear-beta/omdakjcmkglenbhjadbccaookpfjihpa?hl=en
As this is an open forum, I just want to say the obvious (for us): any VPN is as safe and as private as the confidence you can put in the company and the technology you take. Recently, readings of mine made me drop completely of a backup and VPN solution due to confidence failure in the 3rd party company. Take care :)
@Lisandro,
When I really need a reliable VPN, the only one I depend on is Avast Secureline.
I certainly would never spend any money on the browser add-on discussed in my post. :)
Sure :)
By the way, your next post, are you using Reason Core Security? Does it worth side by side with Avast?
No conflict but, I'm happy with just using their Unchecky product.
Unfortunately uninstalling Core Security, makes re-installing just Unchecky impossible.
I'm still waiting for an answer from their support how to totally remove the Reason Core Security.
(This is still the best support forum. :))
I used a restore point which I created just before installing the product to get things back to a point where
I was able to re-install Unchecky.
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Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #4402 on: May 28, 2015, 10:56:39 PM »
A new toy for a grownup boy!

The first thing I did after receiving this Lenovo Z50 was to verify that Superfish wasn't installed. :)
Step two, download Avast and the removal tool for McAfee AV. A trial version was installed on this system.
Step three, remove McAfee and Install Avast. I also installed ClassicShell since this system came with Windows 8.1
I removed virtually every pre-install software except the OneKey Recovery program provided by Lenovo.
Today I put OneKey Recovery through it's paces:

The backup took less than 20 minutes. Once completed, I tested the restore function:






The restore function took less than 10 minutes. The picture of the system
was taken after the system had been restored from the image OneKey Recover media.
If you own a Lenovo, this is an excellent feature to keep and use on a regular basis. :)
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Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #4403 on: May 29, 2015, 05:05:35 PM »
@ Bob

If you turn off "secure boot" before "one key restore" you could install a completely different Windows OS.
Only if your system supports UEFI.
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"Look before you leap!" Use online scanners before you click on any link.

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Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #4404 on: May 29, 2015, 08:06:15 PM »
A new toy for a grownup boy!

The first thing I did after receiving this Lenovo Z50 was to verify that Superfish wasn't installed. :)
Step two, download Avast and the removal tool for McAfee AV. A trial version was installed on this system.
Step three, remove McAfee and Install Avast. I also installed ClassicShell since this system came with Windows 8.1
I removed virtually every pre-install software except the OneKey Recovery program provided by Lenovo.
Today I put OneKey Recovery through it's paces:

The backup took less than 20 minutes. Once completed, I tested the restore function:






The restore function took less than 10 minutes. The picture of the system
was taken after the system had been restored from the image OneKey Recover media.
If you own a Lenovo, this is an excellent feature to keep and use on a regular basis. :)
Bob, I see there are a few different models of the Z50 with different CPU's and graphics. Which one did you get?

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Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #4405 on: May 29, 2015, 09:57:57 PM »
@ Dch48
Here's the one I bought:



The big difference is the price I paid:



@ Para-Noid,
Sorry but don't know what you're talking about. ???
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Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #4406 on: May 30, 2015, 05:43:11 AM »
Good buy on that laptop. It's like almost the top end z50 and is selling for $595 on Amazon.
« Last Edit: May 30, 2015, 06:04:29 AM by Dch48 »

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Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #4407 on: May 30, 2015, 03:01:32 PM »
Good buy on that laptop. It's like almost the top end z50 and is selling for $595 on Amazon.
Exactly why I now own it. I really didn't need another computer. One of my granddaughters will be happy to
receive my oldest laptop. She currently doesn't have a laptop. :)
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Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #4408 on: May 30, 2015, 03:24:12 PM »
DELL Inspiron 15" 7000 Gaming, Windows 10 Home Version 21H1 (OS Build 19043.1237), Trend Micro Maximum Security 2021 (17.0.1333), Avast SecureLine VPN (5.12.5655), Windows Firewall, Unchecky 1.2

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Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #4409 on: May 30, 2015, 03:29:51 PM »
ASUS Selects Avast Mobile Security to Bring Secure Experience to Consumers

http://www.virtual-strategy.com/2015/05/20/asus-selects-avast-mobile-security-bring-secure-experience-consumers#axzz3bcyzj8g9
Old news and already posted on the Forum in the Avast Blog Posts Topic
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