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  1. ublock users

    Thanks, Trium.
  2. My sincere condolences to a trusted old friend.

    +1 with Hazel.
  3. Hosts File Update

    Thank you hazelnut. Got it.
  4. The Firefox/Mozilla Thread

    Fwiw. Just ran the paf.exe file Hazelnut pointed to, it is indeed the portable version 52.9.0 ESR, has the 32 and 64 bit folders, runs fine here on xp 32. No smoke or strange noises, so now to go about setting it up permanently.
  5. The Firefox/Mozilla Thread

    Yes, Hazelnut, it is. Thank you. I wondered about that because the naming convention is different. That file name is FirefoxPortableLegacy52_52.9.0_English.paf. . . Earlier files saved here are named like : FirefoxPortableESR_52.7.4_English.paf FirefoxPortableESR_52.8.1_English.paf, etc Also, thanks patrickdrd, but ffox here runs sandboxed so I can't update it "on the fly". Upside is that if anything goes blooey it is easily fixed. Downside is the time required to make changes, updates, etc,
  6. Intrusive CCleaner pop-up.

    CCleaner version 5.22 Pro, updates now expired. Also ms office 97 and windows xp. All OK so far. Seriously, I think CCleaner is among the best trash removers, good balance of effective vs overkill. Still though, if the time comes when its behavior can't be controlled, into the abyss it goes. Along with soooo many other softwares that got too big for their britches.
  7. The Firefox/Mozilla Thread

    This version, 52.8.1, suggests to update to 52.9.0. Is the portableapps com version up yet? There are little firefoxes all over the place, but not portable version 52.9.0 esr, only installers?
  8. The Firefox/Mozilla Thread

    Thank you, trium.
  9. The Firefox/Mozilla Thread

    GASP!! Another one bites the dust. Serious question. What is the latest ESR version you guys can run on xp, assuming it has the necessary processor capabilities? I have had success up to 52.8.0, will try 52.8.1 when time permits.
  10. What is it doing?

    Fwiw, I have used a number of defrag, recovery, and drive wiping softwares that require a long time to complete. Oddly, none that I remember can predict time to completion very well. They all seem to jump around like you describe. No idea why.
  11. Google Shuts Down Goo.gl URL Shortening Service

    Works here using ff 52.8.0 ESR on win xp.
  12. Firewall Nag - Back to v5.40.6411

    Must say I agree with Tr3bg0D's main points. What matters is how the software behaves, not what you call it . . . spyware, malware, analytics, whatever. Agree with Andavari also, the data collecting trend is a steamroller. Its probably more trouble than it's worth to stop it nowadays, at least for mere mortal user like me. However, any suggestion that such collection is inevitable, or harmless, or necessary for the software to function is questionable.
  13. Our old friend Tasgandy

    Tas sort of kept his light under a bushel, as the saying goes. Knew more than he let on, as they say. Gonna miss him here. Au revoir, Tas.
  14. The Firefox/Mozilla Thread

  15. Avast ye landlubbers!!

    Thanks, trium, for the encouragement. I should explain a bit, I guess. I like the idea that the antivirus has a sort of emergency backup that is tough. Don't like when the firewall starts warning about my AV software without any explanation or prior notice. Posted that on the avast forum. No reply yet. Don't really expect one. And it may be that the real reason for this change was something entirely different. https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=210028.30