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General Software Discussion / Re: CCleaner Or Not?
« on: October 13, 2008, 01:52 AM »
I have been using CCleaner for a few years now. I like it. I have some leftover reg entries from an old LexMark printer and no matter what I do I can't get rid of them.

Also, if anyone has any new wonderful ways to totally erase Adobe Read 8 and 8.1 from my computer I would be most appreciative. I've tried ALL the techie forums and it still won't uninstall - No installer - uninstaller found. I tried going in in safe mode to delete the files..... no go... Did not work.

I've been using FoxIt as a PDF reader and it's leaner and cleaner than Adobe Reader, but I can't get rid of the Adobe Reader Program........ grrrrrrr.  :mad:

Thanks,
Claire
Chemainus, BC Canada

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Another obnoxious "trend" is companies using Web Trends, Media-Click, Double-Click (spyware) to download a text file on your computer so they can mmmmmmm..... see where you browse and co-ordinate advertising based on your browsing history. When I clear my cache using CrapCleaner, my AVG picks up these files as part of the cleaning process, which I immediately put in the Virus Vault.

So, those people who are paying these spies to install this junk on your computer are basically wasting their money because if a program like AVG can pick up these files, then I'm sure that more sophisticated Anti-Virus/Anti-Spyware programs will probably be able to weed them out as well, even better.

Don't y'all just love spyware????

Thanks,
Claire
Chemainus, BC Canada

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Living Room / Re: which operating system you like most....
« on: October 13, 2008, 01:26 AM »
I used a computer for a couple years with win98, and I loved it. I bought a computer in 2002 with XP, and after all the endless patches, fixes, I am now used to it. My roomate has a computer with Vista on it, and it's a Royal PITA........ My computer is almost 7 years old and I know I need a replacement. Using CamStudio requires 100% of my computer resources and causes IE Explorer to crash - more than once.

I'm getting a new computer and will buy the Windows XP Pro System and have some tech format the HD ( I'm not that technically gifted ) and erase Vista and all the other nonsensical programs like Norton Anti-Virus from it and install the XP OS. Vista Sux IMHHO. Helping my friend work with and use new programs is awful..... endless popups about - Do you really want to do this? yeah, no, that's why I'm doing it..... duh oh! Installing programs is a nightmare.

XP is a Microsoft Product, which speaks volumes about their cruddy programs. I have been using Google Chrome as a browser to video record my tutorial videos and is mucho better than FireFox and I never use IE except to check my web designs to see What Hacks I have to implement to make the pages render properly......... IE7 Sux too - from a web designer's point of view.

Thanks,
Claire P.
Chemainus, BC Canada



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General Software Discussion / Re: Magic Jack Phone ?
« on: October 13, 2008, 12:45 AM »
I've had MagicJack since last April. It was recommended to me by a long-time friend who works as an "astronaut-talkie" at NASA. He'd been using Vonage, and after a couple of months using MagicJack, he dumped Vonage. No one is spamming here, merely replying to the post question about Magic Jack. This is NOT an affiliate program, so no one has anything to gain by giving positive feedback.

I'm a senior, and I'm a paid lifetime member of Donation Coder. I don't post very much because I'm real busy creating tutorial videos for my hosting company. I use MJ as my ONLY phone because of the low cost. I don't get, nor do I make a whole lot of phone calls. But being able to call my boss in San Antonio, and my buss. partner in Florida - from Canada, is a huge saving for me. Yes, I had to get a US phone number, but my local friends call me and hang up after two rings. I have the caller ID set up so I know who called, and I call them right back.... no cost to me or them.

I have no complaints, and NO this is not a spam post, just MHHO.... K?

Thanks,
Claire P.
Chemainus, BC Canada

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