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Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #4755 on: December 06, 2017, 07:53:52 AM »
Another useful program will eventually bite the dust.
Bad news, Classic Shell was a must have on all W8+ systems for me.
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Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #4756 on: December 06, 2017, 02:44:00 PM »
Another useful program will eventually bite the dust.
Bad news, Classic Shell was a must have on all W8+ systems for me.
You can still continue to use it. It just isn't going to be updated any more.
That shouldn't cause any problems if you're still using Windows 8.1
It could cause a problem with new updates on Windows 10.


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Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #4757 on: December 07, 2017, 04:55:13 AM »
Another useful program will eventually bite the dust.
Bad news, Classic Shell was a must have on all W8+ systems for me.
You can still continue to use it. It just isn't going to be updated any more.
That shouldn't cause any problems if you're still using Windows 8.1
It could cause a problem with new updates on Windows 10.
Yes, as the code is on GitHub, let's hope it get's forked...
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Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #4758 on: January 08, 2018, 04:12:45 PM »
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Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #4759 on: January 08, 2018, 05:28:24 PM »
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Your thoughts.


What a name NotBot, who would imagine in their wildest dreams that this is purporting to be a security product.

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The NoBot team is comprised of a small group of software engineers working hard to create an application with a small footprint that can remove the latest Spyware and Malware threats.

As soon as I saw they are considering accepting bitcoin for payment (although it isn't mandatory) I have consigned it to the digital dustbin.  Really strange they are peddling a product to supposedly block malware and I would class 'bit mining' as exactly that or worse 'hijacking your system and resources.'

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Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #4760 on: January 09, 2018, 04:21:45 AM »
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Your thoughts.


What a name NotBot, who would imagine in their wildest dreams that this is purporting to be a security product.

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The NoBot team is comprised of a small group of software engineers working hard to create an application with a small footprint that can remove the latest Spyware and Malware threats.

As soon as I saw they are considering accepting bitcoin for payment (although it isn't mandatory) I have consigned it to the digital dustbin.  Really strange they are peddling a product to supposedly block malware and I would class 'bit mining' as exactly that or worse 'hijacking your system and resources.'

EDIT: Typo.
Yes, and related download available at the same site 'Performance Monitor' triggers a weblock from Avast.  Download bob3160 is referring to does not alert.

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Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #4761 on: January 10, 2018, 08:55:08 PM »
Microsoft Says No More Windows Security Updates Unless AVs Set a Registry Key
https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/microsoft-says-no-more-windows-security-updates-unless-avs-set-a-registry-key/

Wonder if there's word from Avast about whether they'll comply.

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Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #4762 on: January 10, 2018, 09:01:07 PM »
Microsoft Says No More Windows Security Updates Unless AVs Set a Registry Key
https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/microsoft-says-no-more-windows-security-updates-unless-avs-set-a-registry-key/

Wonder if there's word from Avast about whether they'll comply.
Avast did this a while ago:
https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=212691.msg1439553#msg1439553
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Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #4765 on: January 25, 2018, 02:01:40 PM »
Protect Your Eyes

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Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #4766 on: January 25, 2018, 05:50:45 PM »
Protect Your Eyes

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I had something like this before and in all honesty it was more hassle than it was worth, screen not as clear.

I'm somewhat baffled by this reduce blue light to help get to sleep easier.  I actually have plug in nite-lights that are Blue rather than white.  I also have a 4W LED Blue lightbulb in my bedroom and I leave that on all night, I feel I get to sleep just fine and have to get up less in the night, go figure :)
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Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #4767 on: February 14, 2018, 03:42:42 PM »
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Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #4768 on: February 21, 2018, 01:23:49 PM »
XTR Toolbox

Worth a look and evaluation. :)
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Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #4769 on: February 26, 2018, 02:03:14 PM »
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