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  1. 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
  2. Avast ye landlubbers!!

    Thanks for the information. Not a good move by avast, imho. Sad.
  3. April Update Desktops

    nice one.
  4. Freeware Rebooted

    Thanks, Hazelnut.
  5. Freeware Rebooted

    Speaking of software issues, the double post just above here is the 2nd or 3rd time I though I had deleted the contents of a post but had not.
  6. Freeware Rebooted

    Thanks, Alan. Picture is gone now, offer expired anyway. It was a big file.
  7. Freeware Rebooted

    Hi, Alan_B. Sorry for the scare. As far as I could tell, nothing in that post would run without asking. Checked that several times before posting. That link now goes to a page saying that the offer expired. That picture is what loaded so slowly, I guess. It is there to show how to save the installer and run it later. I don't know how to attach it as a thumbnail so it will load faster. How does one do that with the new forum software?
  8. what is black box testing

    Is that the digital version of casing the neighborhood or sizing up the mark? I heard some guy I know use those terms.
  9. Change your password !

    Thanks for the alert and the reminder. Not that any of us ever need reminded.
  10. Powerpoint viewer

    Thanks, would have missed it. Will dnld it for family. My office suite is so old that it pops an alarm by Avast. True. Took a screenshot.
  11. Video Driver Stopped Working

    Craig, have you made sure the contacts are clean for the vid card and any other pluggable hardware like RAM? Easily done, usually just unplug them a time or two, but if it the contacts have darkened a pencil eraser will magically brighten them up.
  12. Defraggler take too long

    See these references about default & manual scheduling: https://www.laptopmag.com/articles/defragment-hard-drive-windows ... Windows 10, like Windows 8 and Windows 7 before it, automatically defragments files for you on a schedule (by default, once a week). ... So with SSDs, just let Windows do its thing and don't worry about defragmentation. https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/8963-change-optimize-drives-schedule-settings-windows-10-a.html ... By default, Optimize Drives, previously called Disk Defragmenter, runs automatically on a weekly schedule https://davescomputertips.com/windows-10-quick-tips-scheduled-defrag/ ... Those of you with keen eyes also noticed that Windows is supposed to run this optimization every week. ... Windows 10 cannot be trusted when it comes to scheduling things ... Edit: I didn't notice the date of the original post before I commented. Still though I think it's worth noting that Andavari was correct. Unless of course I have managed to completely miss the point of yet another post. With all that said, a user might still wish to defrag manually, maybe on a schedule. I have used Defraggler off and on for a while, mostly like mta described.
  13. Hosts File Update

    Got it, thanks.
  14. Wonder what those characters are that start of the 1st post? Looks like an apostrophe and 3 periods. These seem harmless but I remember a while back that someone hid some malicious links like that. No offense meant to inteltek2, just wondering.