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  1. He's talking about layering to detect more malware, when in honesty a great majority of people are already layering their protection and detection by using a multitude of programs. It's been known for years that using one security program (antivirus, antispyware, etc.) can't be fully trusted to be 100% effective all the time, however even using one program (free or pay) is better than nothing at all.
  2. Change it in "Tools->Folder Options->File Types"
  3. DL'd from http://fileforum.betanews.com/detail/ZoneA...ee/1023831973/1 since the Zone Labs website is a damn mess to find anything on. I wasn't aware of the spyware blocker being only in the paid version since it installed the spyware.dat file with the free edition.
  4. Try this: 1. Close Firefox. 2. Run Foxit Reader, and click: Help -> Set to Default PDF Reader 3. Close Foxit Reader. 4. Start Firefox and run a PDF from a website to see if it worked. If it doesn't work you may need to manually set the PDF MIME type in Firefox. Here's some instructions to do just that: MIME Type: application/pdf Description: Adobe Acrobat Document Extension: pdf Open with: The path to FoxitReader.exe, e.g.; C:\Program Files\Foxit Reader\FoxitReader.exe It should something like this (screenshot taken from Mozilla Suite):
  5. It's alright on my end. The only problem I had was trying to use my v5.5 configuration, it caused a load of problems therefore I completely uninstalled it and started fresh. It does have some extra defenses such as built-in spyware protection (even the free edition) via: "C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\ZoneLabs\spyware.dat" which isn't exactly a small file at "546 KB (559,170 bytes)."
  6. Excuse me if this post of mine is stupid! What do you mean by open in a tab, a tab what? "In a browser tab," or "something else."
  7. Andavari

    New Record?

    Now that's a good deal!
  8. Thank you, that'll stop me from having to manually remove it in order to get a clean install when a new version is released. I'm too lazy to make another home-made script to remove it.
  9. For Internet Explorer I know of none since the installation requires Active X, whereas with other browsers an actual setup file is needed therefore one is provided. It can be automatically updated by running (note: the updater may take several minutes to display a dialog): C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\Macromed\Flash\GetFlash.exe
  10. Andavari

    New Record?

    It's easy to tell if a system is well overdue for a cleaning just how it performs, and how the hard disk trashes. I remember a companies computer that had WinXP Pro which was acting really strange and super slow due to the fact it never had any junk files removed, and was never defragmented.
  11. Years ago it went from "download.com" to "download.com.com" and typing in download.com would take you to download.com.com, now they've reversed it. Someone on that site is smoking something.
  12. "C:\Documents and Settings\Your Profile Name\Application Data\Macromedia\Flash Player" Of course this is where it stores stuff from Mozilla, and Opera. I don't use Internet Explorer so I'm not sure if IE's stuff will go there or in the Temporary Internet Files.
  13. I don't know what it's trying to do, however I did have to add the application data folder where it puts its junk into the CCleaner Custom Folders in order for the junk to get deleted.
  14. Andavari


    Along with antivirus software that's easier on the system the slowdown can also be the result of not defragmenting your hard disk often enough, or not at all. You can defrag your hard disk from: Start->All Programs->Accessories->System Tools->Disk Defragmenter
  15. For Internet Explorer it'll be easy to detect from: C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\Macromed\Flash\Flash.ocx For third-party browsers that's where things are going to be tricky, hence any one can change the installation directory. For Mozilla Suite (default install directory): C:\Program Files\mozilla.org\Mozilla\plugins\NPSWF32.dll For Opera (need to detect where it's installed via the registry since Opera Software likes to put version numbers in the install directory name): HKCU\Software\Opera Software C:\Program Files\Opera ###\Program\Plugins\NPSWF32.dll
  16. In the registry it'll be here: FlashPlayer: "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Macromedia" Not sure if this is a part of the installation or not: Shockwave: "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Macromedia" On the hard disk it'll be here, this is the location it stores stuff you've viewed from flash enabled websites: "C:\Documents and Settings\Your Profile Name\Application Data\Macromedia\Flash Player" Note: In CCleaner's winapp.ini file it already detects this stuff, the only way for it to clean Flash is if you actually visit a Flash enabled website that puts stuff in: "C:\Documents and Settings\Your Profile Name\Application Data\Macromedia\Flash Player" Of course if the stuff in the Macromedia\Flash Player folder isn't getting removed you can always add it to CCleaners Custom Folders option.
  17. Good info. I check for a SpywareBlaster update everyday yet I completely forget about it's Tools section. 1. Only download Flash Player from macromedia.com, you may need to invoke the installation by visiting Macromedia's trigger page: http://www.macromedia.com/shockwave/downlo...mcom/flash.html or by visiting a website that requires flash such as the automobile manufacturer Ford: http://www.fordvehicles.com/. For Firefox, Mozilla Suite, and Opera you can download it at: http://www.macromedia.com/shockwave/downlo...=ShockwaveFlash 2. I used to know how to uninstall it many years ago, however I deleted the script. The only thing that's really necessary in making sure you're getting a "clean install" when installing a new version is to delete "C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\Macromed" followed by a reboot, and then install the new version. This will allow you to only have the most recent version installed. 3. The settings can be changed when you're visiting a flash enabled site, just right click mouse click when you're at such a site to change the various settings, etc.
  18. I forgot to mention that some commercial programs also require it, as do some audio CDs that have music videos.
  19. Disabling it with IE won't work. Here we go; get Firefox, Mozilla Suite, or Opera, with those browsers it's easy to disable.
  20. The simple solution is to call Dell support, give them the Service Tag and all other info they need and ask for the OEM CD. I don't know what it would cost, however if the CD is in anyway tailored for the particular system it would be the easiest approach.
  21. It's neither spyware or adware. However that doesn't mean that someone couldn't abuse it by using it for propogating malware. Macromedia is the only "brand", they develope, own, and maintain Flash. You'll quickly find that just about all automobile manufacturers use it on their sites, so much so that if you want to visit an auto manufacturer site you'll most likely have to have Flash Player installed. I personally disable it, and if I stumble upon a site that requires it I enable it. Edit: So to summarize your topic title "Do we need Flash Player?" I'd have to say yes.
  22. Haven't been to download.com "download.com.com" for years since in my views it became crappy years ago, and I certainly won't download anything they host.
  23. In EasyCleaner's registry cleaner input to skip: CCleaner This will stop it from messing with CCleaner. Note: EasyCleaner isn't the only program that will mess with CCleaners settings in the registry.
  24. Only WinRAR for me! If you need a freeware archiving program here's as few links: 7-Zip, ICEOWS, and TUGZip. Don't forget to check the freeware list in the software section.
  25. Not related to what DjLizard is putting up with, however now my signature has been removed. Now I'm pissed off as well. ----- Edit: I see someone changed the "Do you wish to view members signatures when reading topics?" setting in my profile to No when I had it set to Yes.
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