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Malwarebytes 2 played nicely with Macrium. Yesterday I pulled mwb3 off of my main machine. That solved quite a number of new issues. [snip]

It was nice to see that Malwarebytes honoured the perpetual licenses.
-cranioscopical (March 09, 2017, 10:50 AM)
Many thanks, cranioscopical, for reporting your experiences with Malwarebytes3. Sounds like I did the right thing to stay with Malwarebytes 2. As you say, it plays very nicely with Macrium. 

And yes, I too was very pleased to see that MBAM has honored its lifetime licenses.  I suspect that moving away from a lifetime license possibility is helping the bottom line, and that's a good thing, but I'm glad that I got lifetime licenses before the change.

Thanks VERY much, MilesAhead, for your very helpful account.  It sounds as if version 7 is ready for prime time.

I updated very recently to Macrium 6 so I could then update for free to Macrium 7. I haven't even used version 6 yet (though I may create an image backup tonight). All I really want to know is whether Macrium 7 is at least as good as Macrium 6.  I've tended to let time go by after a new version is released to give the company time to get rid of the bugs they didn't catch.  After the fiasco with Malwarebytes version 3 (I'm still using v. 2  :( ), I'm even more nervous.  So what sayeth ye about Macrium 7?

Thanks, MilesAhead, for this info.  For some reason, I don't think I received any message from Macrium about this, even though I have a licensed copy of version 5.  I was interested to see that in order to upgrade to version 7, I first have to upgrade to version 6 (at a 50% upgrade discount).  Then, when version 7 is released, it will be free to people who upgraded within a certain timespan to version 6.  Once version 7 is released, there will be no upgrade discount from version 5 to version 7!  I had been thinking that I'd just wait until 7 is released, since it will be so soon, but that apparently would be a foolish move, financially. 

General Software Discussion / Re: Malwarebytes 3.0 out
« on: February 15, 2017, 12:16 PM »
Vienal, welcome to the forum.  I've used and highly recommended Malwarebytes for years.  And I'm still very happy with version 2.  In theory, version 3 sounds like it has a lot going for it, but the feedback on the Malwarebytes forum and elsewhere has made me wary of upgrading.  Although some folks here and on the MBAM forum have said that the newest update seems to have cured the problems they'd been experiencing, others are apparently still having problems.  I tend to be conservative in these matters.  I'm usually in no hurry to install new software until I feel confident that I have more to gain than to lose.   But I'm still very very happy with Malwarebytes version 2.  I know of no similar program I like as well.

General Software Discussion / Re: Malwarebytes 3.0 out
« on: February 14, 2017, 04:10 PM »
I keep checking back on the MBAM site (and here) to see where things stand.  Although version seems to have cured some of the problems, people are still reporting too many as yet unresolved problems, and not just a single individual but multiple people reporting the same problem.  Today, someone posted a message saying "There are rumors of a component update coming on Feb 22 and a new release on Feb 26."  Perhaps that will finally do the trick.  I realize that there will always be someone whose idiosyncratic system can't accommodate a given piece of software, but I haven't yet felt ready to move from MBAM 2 (which I like a lot) to MBAM 3.

Android Apps / Re: WhenLast (Android app) - v2.14 Beta - Dec 31, 2016
« on: December 31, 2016, 10:23 AM »
Mouser, I'm happy to see that WhenLast now has a search function, but I'm a bit puzzled about what I could search for.  If the app had a place where the user could add short notes each time (e.g., noting how far down the battery was each time I charge my phone), then I might have something to search for.  In any event, I've often thought of suggesting a "notes" feature, and the new search feature has finally prompted me to make the suggestion.  I might just add that I continue to love this app!

General Software Discussion / Re: Malwarebytes 3.0 out
« on: December 09, 2016, 05:15 PM »

btw I did announce the problem but not the arrival.  I guess I am by nature a skeptic.

Oops.  I should have thanked Jibz for the announcement. :-[   Thanks, Jibz. :up:

General Software Discussion / Re: Malwarebytes 3.0 out
« on: December 08, 2016, 06:29 PM »
I too want to thank Miles Ahead, both for announcing the arrival of Malwarebytes 3 and, especially, for letting us know that there may be problems with it.  I went to the Malwarebytes forum, and there were LOTS of people with a number of different problems.  It seems like it shouldn't have come out of beta quite so soon.  I'm staying with version 2.2 for now.

Mini-Reviews by Members / Re: PIM-related Mini-Reviews ("also-ran").
« on: November 02, 2016, 06:18 PM »
I know you meant system but Pimlical and attractive in the same sentence?  :o

Yes, I did mean the system, but I also meant Pimlical Android.  I would never describe the calendar in the Pimlical Desktop as attractive, but I would describe the calendar in the Pimlical Android app that way: flexible and attractive.  :up:

Mini-Reviews by Members / Re: PIM-related Mini-Reviews ("also-ran").
« on: November 01, 2016, 05:05 PM »
What I use every day is still my Palm T3, and Pimlical is interesting precisely because it can work with Palm.

Respect! (from a fellow ex-Palm T|X user). While I haven't tried it (these days I'm a Google Calendar user), there is also Pimlical Android, which is supposed to be the Android replacement for the legendary Palm calendar app, Datebk6.
I too was a Palm user up through my beloved TX.  I finally moved several years ago to a Nexus 7 Android tablet, and I tried out a number of calendar/memo/contacts programs before selecting Pimlical.  I chose Pimlical because 1) it would easily import all my calendar/memo/contact info from DateBk 6 on the TX, and 2) it would give me a flexible, attractive system that would let me completely avoid Google Calendar (though many people choose Pimlical because it can work with Google Calendar).  I now have Pimlical Desktop on my computer and Pimlical Android on my tablet and my smartphone.  Syncing between them is easy.  There's also a very active and helpful forum (even though it's on Yahoo Groups), plus very active development by CESD, the guy who created the Datebk series for Palm.  I'm very pleased with Pimlical.  It has a formidable array of features and options, but/and I find that those are the sorts of programs I wind up loving.   :up:

General Software Discussion / Re: What Android Apps Do You Use?
« on: October 19, 2016, 03:44 PM »
I too have been astonished at how often some apps are updated on Android.  Two thoughts have occurred to me: 1) the developers are not very experienced and thus are having to make very frequent corrections, or 2) the developers are amazingly conscientious, much more so than Windows developers, and thus are quick to repair any flaw and are constantly working on making the app better.

Whatever the truth is, it's interesting that the developers are willing to invest so much time and thought into these apps which are often free or extremely inexpensive.   I know that's true of a lot of DC developers, but I thought you guys were a rare breed.  :)

Android Apps / Re: WhenLast (Android app) - v2.01 Beta - Sep 30, 2016
« on: September 30, 2016, 04:12 PM »
Thanks, mouser.  I've just sent you an email with what I hope is the right info.

Android Apps / Re: WhenLast (Android app) - v2.01 Beta - Sep 30, 2016
« on: September 29, 2016, 06:36 PM »
Yes, I really like the changes you've made for displaying on small screens!  And it may be my imagination, but it seemed to me that the syncing went a bit faster.  However, there's one strange thing with the syncing.  Everything synced beautifully and quickly except for one item.  I have an item called Charged Phone which--surprise, surprise--helps me keep track of when I last charged my cell phone.  For some reason, that date should have changed, but it didn't.  I'm not sure why.  The Dropbox sync was said to be complete on both ends.  I tried again, but still the date remained the same.  My tablet's WhenLast says correctly that I last charged the phone on Sep 27, 2016, but WhenLast on the phone says Sep 17, 2016.  Both are using the same version of WhenLast (1.99).

Android Apps / Re: WhenLast (Android app) - v2.01 Beta - Sep 30, 2016
« on: September 27, 2016, 09:55 AM »
OK, got the notification from Play Store and have now installed the beta update.  Many thanks!

Android Apps / Re: WhenLast (Android app) - v2.01 Beta - Sep 30, 2016
« on: September 27, 2016, 09:51 AM »
Thanks, mouser.  Even though I was already enrolled as a beta tester, I clicked on the Become a Tester button and got a screen telling me I am now a tester.  It also said that if I already have the WL app installed (which, of course, I do), I'll get an update with the testing version shortly.  It hasn't happened yet, but I just did all this a couple of minutes ago.   We'll see.  I'll report back.

Android Apps / Re: WhenLast (Android app) - v2.01 Beta - Sep 30, 2016
« on: September 26, 2016, 03:54 PM »
Thanks, mouser!  I think you've probably identified the source of the problem.  I'll just wait until the new version is in the Play Store.

Android Apps / Re: WhenLast (Android app) - v2.01 Beta - Sep 30, 2016
« on: September 26, 2016, 10:50 AM »
Mouser, I downloaded the .apk and tried to install it as an update to my current wonderful When Last.  However, though I was told that my existing data will not be lost, it went on to ask whether the updated app will get access to New or All.  I'm supposed to choose, but I've got no idea what that means.  It was set by default on New, but that seemed to suggest that the app wouldn't have access to everything on the app, just new stuff.  The instructions thus seem contradictory, at least to my feeble brain.

General Software Discussion / Re: how should I roll back java?
« on: July 31, 2016, 09:51 AM »
There is a (free) tool called: JavaRA  which is supposed to be able to cleanup Java installations on a Windows PC.
I strongly second Shades' recommendation.  I was having a lot of problems with Java on my Windows 7 Pro 64-bit computer, including old versions that supposedly had been uninstalled.  I finally used JavaRA, and it did a terrific job of cleaning things up.  I was then able to install the most recent Java version, which I hadn't been able to do until then.  That was months ago, and (knock on wood, salt over my shoulder), I've had no Java problems since then.

Thanks, kunkel321, for this info about a PowerPaste-like feature in CHS.  I'm happy to know about this, but I found from my experience with ClipCache that even the presence of such a feature wasn't enough.  I found I used the ClipBar a lot, even when I wasn't thinking about it.  That feature more than any other brought me back to ClipMate.

I've used ClipMate for almost 20 years.  I love it.  When the developer went AWOL, I tried ClipCache.  I was impressed with how much better it was at handling graphics and unicode, but there were two features I missed so much that I went back to using ClipMate, and I have continued to use it happily.  The two features I use a lot and can't seem to live without are PowerPaste and the ClipBar.  PowerPaste lets me rapidly paste consecutive clips into a document, a form, a website, etc.  ClipCache has a similar feature, but I found it less reliable than ClipMate's.  As for the ClipBar, it sits on the bottom bar or task bar and shows me the most recent clip without my having to move or click on the mouse.  I simply glance at the ClipBar.  This way, I can always tell at a glance what will show up if I paste into something I'm writing. 

If I could find another program that offered these two features and a responsive developer, I might switch.  But for now, ClipMate meets my needs better than any other program I know.

Living Room / Re: Goodbye to my father
« on: May 24, 2016, 09:59 AM »
What a beautiful tribute to an amazing man from his amazing son. 
Please accept my heartfelt condolences.

General Software Discussion / Re: bookmark management tool
« on: March 10, 2016, 03:48 PM »
I haven't used Linkman as a link checker in quite a while, but I was happy with its performance when I did use it that way.  It wasn't perfect, but it was better than anything else I tried.  But what I use Linkman for primarily is as a bookmark organizer and, above all, a bookmark finder, and for that I find it terrific.  I have several thousand bookmarks, and using Linkman I can find any of them in one or two seconds. 

Living Room / Re: "Great Service" Awards for Software
« on: March 01, 2016, 11:49 AM »
At the top of my list would be mouser, who has been both immensely helpful and immensely patient! 

Here are some others, listed alphbetically:
HyperSnap - I haven't had many problems with this excellent screen capture program, but when I have, the developer and the forum have been responsive and helpful.
Linkman - An immensely useful bookmark program, with extraordinarily fast and helpful support.
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware - Available in both free and "premium" versions. I use the latter.  Whenever I have questions, I've received fast and helpful responses from both forum volunteers and paid staff.
Pale Moon - My browser of choice for the past four years, partly because the changes it makes seem more sensible than those of Firefox, and partly because the PM forum offers consistently informed and helpful responses, including many from the Pale Moon developer, who apparently never sleeps. :)
Pimlical - Not sure whether I should include this, since it's primarily calendar software for smartphones and tablets, but it's also available for Windows, Mac, and Linux.  The calendar is exceptionally feature-rich, which means it's also rather complex.  Fortunately, there's an excellent forum and a responsive developer.
SoftMaker Office - a very capable alternative to Microsoft Office at a fraction of the price (and I think there's also a free version).  Anytime I've had questions, responses on the forum have been prompt, informed, and helpful, from both ordinary users and staff members.

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