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Re: Unlocker-Is this a trusted program?
« Reply #30 on: March 31, 2010, 01:49:20 AM »
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Why isnt good that you have marked check for updates?

I'm on dial-up, not to mention I want to be in control over what and when things connect.

Too many programs want to check for updates when you first boot/connect (and I don't know when Unlocker would check, not to mention this isn't such a volatile program which requires regular updates) that there can be a lot of activity going on when you first connect. On dial-up that can completely tie up your connection.
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Re: Unlocker-Is this a trusted program?
« Reply #31 on: March 31, 2010, 03:36:31 AM »
David, I don't remember if I suggested or no, but when I was on dial-up I've used http://www.czarsoft.com/NetRun.html NetRun a lot.
Although it's a abandoned beta, it is very very stable and allow to control what is running, when it load and connects, etc.
It was a must have for me.

I know the developer and he abandon that project to dedicate to Linux tools.
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Re: Unlocker-Is this a trusted program?
« Reply #32 on: March 31, 2010, 04:31:52 AM »
Thanks, though I find it just as easy not to allow check for updates when I install anything (with as I say very few exceptions to that rule), I have worked that way for many years and I don't find it that much of an inconvenience now.
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Re: Unlocker-Is this a trusted program?
« Reply #33 on: March 31, 2010, 04:28:19 PM »
One App that I didn't see mentioned in this thread and was NOT in that comparison list, is MoveOnBoot.  In addition to Unlocker ... MoveOnBoot was suggested / recommended over at Geeks to Go.  Anyone here have any experience using MoveOnBoot?  If so, how does it stack up against Unlocker and File Assassin?

I noticed on that comparison list that File Assassin had an X in the category of File Delete / Rename.
Does that mean it WON'T delete an Undelete-able / Locked File / Folder?  If not, what would be its use?

About 2 weeks ago I had a Folder I couldn't delete or rename.  I had just gotten the suggestion from Geeks to Go to use MoveOnBoot or Unlocker.  Lucky for me, I had a last minute idea and it worked.  I went and checked the Properties of that Folder.  I then simply unchecked the Read Only status of the Folder.  Then I was able to delete the Folder  It's weird cuz that is odd.  I mean, it makes sense that removing Read Only status would allow me to delete the Folder.  But, the Folder then immediately again had Read Only status ... and yet now I can rename it anytime I want.

I don't know why that simply unselecting of the Read Only status on that Folder fixed the problem when the Read Only status is now there again ... yet the Folder Renaming capability now works again.
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Re: Unlocker-Is this a trusted program?
« Reply #34 on: March 31, 2010, 05:19:50 PM »
Move on boot has fewer options and by all accounts not as effective as Unlocker.
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Re: Unlocker-Is this a trusted program?
« Reply #35 on: March 31, 2010, 06:33:29 PM »
Click the red Unsafe Website button in IE tool bar for options.

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Re: Unlocker-Is this a trusted program?
« Reply #36 on: March 31, 2010, 11:21:59 PM »
 :) read only file when you delete it will prompt you that is read only, not the same as kill process,unlock all.

unlocker is not just deleting item but for stopping active function that run on the device when removing it or stop it.


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Re: Unlocker-Is this a trusted program?
« Reply #37 on: April 01, 2010, 09:39:01 AM »
yes i use it to close handels to my devices when i want to remove them
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Re: Unlocker-Is this a trusted program?
« Reply #38 on: April 01, 2010, 02:37:37 PM »
As long as MoveOnBoot can delete and rename Files and Folders, that would probably do.
Or to what options are you referring, David?
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Re: Unlocker-Is this a trusted program?
« Reply #39 on: April 01, 2010, 02:49:48 PM »
Options that does it right now and not only on the next boot, maybe.
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Re: Unlocker-Is this a trusted program?
« Reply #40 on: April 01, 2010, 02:59:50 PM »
Yes, that is what I referred to (not too well written by me) in being able unlock whatever it is blocking the action in the current session, so it can be deleted, etc. without a boot.
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Re: Unlocker-Is this a trusted program?
« Reply #41 on: April 02, 2010, 03:58:29 AM »
Thanks, David ... Tech!  :)
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Re: Unlocker-Is this a trusted program?
« Reply #42 on: September 06, 2015, 02:50:29 AM »
Even though Avast detects Unlocker1.8.7 as Adware (eBayShortcuts, Win32:Yabector-B[Adw], Severity: High), and automatically moves it to the Chest,
my question is: do you think it is OK to use Unlocker as long as you remember to deselect the adware during installation?

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Re: Unlocker-Is this a trusted program?
« Reply #43 on: September 06, 2015, 04:18:38 PM »
Not particularly goo breathing life into a dead topic, over 5 years since the last post.

Not to mention your copy of unlocker is way out of date anyway, so who knows what avast may think of that. There is also a portable version that doesn't need installation.
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Re: Unlocker-Is this a trusted program?
« Reply #44 on: September 07, 2015, 01:31:33 PM »
Not particularly goo breathing life into a dead topic, over 5 years since the last post.

Not to mention your copy of unlocker is way out of date anyway, so who knows what avast may think of that. There is also a portable version that doesn't need installation.

Yes the thread is old, but I haven't found no clear explanation as to the real question, which in my view is: is this piece of software malicious in any other ways, if you don't install the bundled adware/bloatware? If it all comes down to deselecting eBay ads, well, thanks a lot Avast for the heads-up, but I would go custom installation in any case, keep my eyes opened for the somewhat hidden installation settings, and deselect all the bundled crap!

As to the software being "out of date", I have lots of old programs on some backups of mine,  Avast does not generally complain about them, unless there is a specific reason. I mean, just being an "old version" is not seen as a threat, per se.

Thank you David for suggesting the new version and the portable version, anyway. But I still would like to know if the old version, which I used in the past, was a "High severity" threat, like Avast report seems to state, or the only issue with it was some adware bundle that I can deselect.

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Emptyloop's web site is currently blocked by Google Safe Browsing, so I am not sure if I should go there for testing new versions.
"Of the 9 pages we tested on the site over the past 90 days, 3 page(s) resulted in malicious software being downloaded and installed without user consent.".

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Sucuri says: "Your site appears to be hacked"
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Other AV scanners don't see it as harmful, though.
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