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Andavari

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  1. Another Microsoft critical update for XP

    No, no, no! If you do that registry "hack/tweak" that was on some websites a few years ago the problem it causes with Windows Updates, and Automatic Updates is it lists updates that have absolutely nothing whatsoever to do with your computer. Then your stuck with going through a myriad of updates that have a good chance of causing issues on your system. Also after that "hack/tweak" is applied you can NOT undo it, to get rid of it would mean you'd need to restore the computer (disk image or manufacturer restore partition), or format+reinstall if you have the original install CD to have a new fresh copy of Windows.
  2. New free version

    +1
  3. Another Microsoft critical update for XP

    I installed it days ago, it installs without any issue. It simply replaces what used to be called the Terminal Services (called something else nowadays) in the System32 folder to protect against another WannaCry (2017) type of malware outbreak.
  4. It's your robot overlord, well that's what it sounds like. Reminds me of what was said not too long ago on the news where if someone signs up for particular services they essentially have no privacy, especially with smart devices in the home that can listen to everything.
  5. CCleaner Pro+ Outdated Licensing Model

    I'm not a software vendor, just a regular user of the software that volunteers as a moderator. All I did was point out the that most software is a 1 year subscription nowadays, as that obviously allows companies to keep money flowing in versus one-time life-time subscriptions that could essentially bankrupt them in short order.
  6. request of a driver updater

    Good luck because even PC manufacturers don't keep up with the drivers (display drivers, etc.,) with their own built-in "updater(s)".
  7. need to recover a word file

    Some charge which seems like a very high amount if they can for instance write new file headers into files. Not defending the one the OP tried, but I've seen at least an two occasions over the years where the price was claimed to cover the licensing the developer has to pay for the ability to write particular file headers.
  8. Microsoft Edge holding up Ccleaner

    You can probably change that mail client to be the default. Type in Default into the Cortana/Search bar, then click upon Default App Settings.
  9. I don't know, however going by the Defraggler screenshot in the background it states all your disks are SSDs. If they are SSDs hopefully you are not defragmenting them.
  10. Firefox Extensions REBOOTED

    We don't have to use that about:config "tweak" in old versions! Disabled Add-On Fix For Firefox 47 - 56: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/disabled-add-on-fix-52-56/ It installs an add-on, with the description in it stating: Inject intermediate certificate to fix bug 1548973. Works back to 47.
  11. Microsoft Edge holding up Ccleaner

    That's just some random info you've found unfortunately, and not necessarily something I'd follow or do.
  12. request of a driver updater

    Acer has the built-in Acer Care Center, albeit it very rarely updates on my 2018 Acer laptop.
  13. request of a driver updater

    Built in PC manufacturer software does that (if left installed), and sometimes Automatic Updates. But then again some of it has to be manually downloaded because it seems an update is never offered.
  14. Microsoft Edge holding up Ccleaner

    It's really annoying that it automatically starts like that with the system, although there could be some logic behind it such as the UI loading significantly faster since after all if you click upon any Help sections of Windows it will often open a Microsoft Help page on their website. Since I'm on an older build of Win10 what I do as soon as my laptop starts is to open Edge, and then immediately close it, and that gets rid of it, and CCleaner can clean it without issue.
  15. You don't necessarily have to destroy the hard disks, and since they will likely both be using legacy hard disk interfaces it could be very difficult to find replacements. You could try DBAN (open source / free) and run it on those computers, it will nuke the hard disks of all data. Read the DBAN documentation, because it will nuke any attached/installed hard disk! If it doesn't work you could even boot those old systems via a Linux Distro (probably will require being burned onto a CD for the old Win98 system) and wipe the disks using what's built into the Linux Distro.
  16. Easy Clean

    May want to have the bug fixers look into this bug report done yesterday that claims otherwise, even though it's the only report of it that I've seen: https://forum.piriform.com/topic/53944-easy-clean-ignoring-exclusion-list/
  17. Perhaps time for major software corporations to stop having source code, etc., living on a web connected server or whatever. Pull the plug comes to mind, and any theft would require someone physically having to enter buildings.
  18. CCleaner Pro+ Outdated Licensing Model

    Most software nowadays is like that, a 1 year subscription.
  19. Trojan ccleaner

    Instead try the Slim build installer which contains no 3rd party software, it's available at: https://www.ccleaner.com/ccleaner/builds
  20. CCleaner not starting

    To me this sounds as if you "may have an old version" installed, and Windows 10 if you use that OS won't allow you to use some old versions of CCleaner.
  21. Programs not starting

    CCleaner registry backups will have a naming format that starts with CC followed by a bunch of numbers which include date/time and end with the .reg extension. I would by default save into the Documents folder unless you've previously told it to backup elsewhere in the past, then it would use that non-default location.
  22. I'm surprised nobody ever complains about Trend Micro being embedded inside Sony PlayStation for basic "security", has been since PS3.
  23. Hosts File Update

    Long overdue answer. HostsXpert cannot do the downloading, however it can do all the merging, but only after you've already manually downloaded the separate HOSTS files. 1. In HostsXpert tick the Make Writable button to make your installed HOSTS file writable, otherwise what's detailed below won't work. 2. Click Import Options, and then choose Merge. Now browse to a single HOSTS file you wish to merge. You need to repeat this step for each separate HOSTS file. 3. Click Editing, and then click Sort. Scroll to the top of the HOSTS file in HostsXpert as many have those loopback headers, and you can end up with a myriad of them that need to be manually pruned/removed. 4. Click File Handling, and then click Make ReadOnly. Done. If you use Windows Defender as the default antivirus look in the Winapp2.ini file for the cleaner [Windows Defender *] since it will allow CCleaner to remove backup copies to the HOSTS file that Defender makes every time you change/modify the HOSTS file. Or, for a more targeted cleaner for it without unnecessarily touching the rest of Defender, this is what I use just to clean the backup copies of HOSTS that Defender makes on Windows 10: [Windows Defender (HOSTS Backups) *] DetectOS=10.0| LangSecRef=3024 Default=False Detect=HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows Defender FileKey1=%CommonAppData%\Microsoft\Windows Defender\Scans\BackupStore|*.*
  24. Look at the date of the original post, the topic is 6 years old. Topic closed!
  25. Firefox Extensions REBOOTED

    Good to know! I'll still be able to use an old last WinXP version of Firefox ESR on my old XP system with that tweak.
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