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  1. Cats-4_Owners-2

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    #221 Cats-4_Owners-2, May 20, 2016
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    My wife would happily *clink* pints with you as she has also felt quite annoyed:mad: with those nagging alerts:confused: appearing upon her lap top too!:rolleyes: Ironically, I've not seen one to this day.o_O
    Thank you, @jamescv7!
    I was, for a time, fearfully hesitant of :eek:the change; but as of now I am embracing a mysterious-ness:cool: that works!:D


    • Deactivated Opera's native adblocking.
    • Added Adguard extension.
     
  2. _CyberGhosT_

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    Welcome to the MS W10 family :)
    Its never too late to step up to Awesomeness. lol :)
    PeAcE
     
  3. Cats-4_Owners-2

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    #223 Cats-4_Owners-2, May 21, 2016
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    Thank you @_CyberGhosT_, and (Thank Goodness) it comes as a great relief I didn't wait until it really was too late as I do like sharing in the Awesomeness.:D
     
  4. jadequest99

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    Wow! I also noticed a significant difference in performance when I uninstalled the highly popular and recommended second opinion Anit-Malware programs, Malwarebytes and Hitman Pro (not to be confused with HitmanPro.Alert 3.1.7.357 ) both which eat away at valuable system resources, so glad to hear your satisfied without having these installed and continued success with Windows 10...BTW, I also decided after a long battle whether to keep Windows 8.1 and not upgrade but I been reading so many forums with positive reactions , it seems Microsoft have been consistent in fixing and tweaking out the kinks in the earlier versions and I can say confidently that Windows 10 has been a nice addition. So congrats and thanks for keeping us informed. ;)
     
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    Welcome to the light side. Windows 10, in spite of Microsoft's questionable process of getting people to switch, is amazing in every way. It even still maintains that Windows 7 feel that Windows 8 lacked, it just has more functionality.
     
  6. Cats-4_Owners-2

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    I'm gladdened to hear you are confidently pleased with Windows 10 too. Congratulations to you too, jadequest99!:)
    As with the previous (3) Windows OSs, I'd found it hard to let go of the (2) first on demand scanners I'd ever learned of. Malwarebytes Antimalware, for some inexplicable reason I've still not discovered, Malwarebytes Anti-Malware used a great deal of CPU resources on Windows 8.1, but this didn't happpen on 7.o_O I can't recall how it behaved on XP which was ever through the roof on it's resources!:p

    Thanks, O revered Obi @Noxx Kenobi!:D Yes, it's similar to how Darth @Umbra had a questionable process trying to get Luke to switch too... to the :eek:Dark side!:cool:
     
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    #227 Cats-4_Owners-2, May 28, 2016
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    Installed - VMware Workstation Pro 12.1.1 (latest version) & replaced Zemana Antimalware Free with Zemana Antimalware Premium.:)

    I thought I'd save a step by using the same installer for VMware I'd used when on Windows 8.1, a crime of laziness I've committed with browser installation (Firefox, I think) updating it once it was installed ;)
    ..but VMware kept me honest by alerting me "You cannot downgrade, & must install the current version".:confused:
    Edit: Additionally, VMware was intuitive which surprised me since I'd <clicked> the trial route thinking I'd enter the license key later.:rolleyes: I think it recognized my computero_O which further surprised me!:D
     
  8. jadequest99

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    I've noticed more and more pc, laptop users leaning towards Zemana Antimalware
    rather than Malwarebytes / Hitman Pro products whether the free or premium versions...I remember when Zemana was in its beta
    stages and obviously some kinks & tweaking needed resolved. I've found using any of them uses resource space extensively, but
    for the extra protection its way worth it. I recommend any of them they are all equally have pro's & con's so good to hear you've really
    expanded your system on a higher scale, :D
     
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    @jadequest99, I agree; and thank you for the words of encouragement!:):) Zemana Antimalware has proven itself compatible, quick scanning, and certainly among the top "go-to" anti-malware software available. As you'd mentioned here (& specifically about Malwarebytes Anti-Malware on a previous post)
    they utilize resources. Using 8.1 this was more evident, but on 10 this hasn't been the case (*crosses fingers* while gazing Heavenward:rolleyes:).

    I'm enjoying this newfound functionality with satisfaction as I'm re-visiting that familiar name which sounds so much like this community of ours!:D

    Installed - Malwarebytes Anti-Malware (Free) 2.2.1.1043

    On a side note I'll speak of my wife's Windows 7 SP 1, for which I was somewhat hesitant to upgrade to Malwarebytes latest version simply because the previous one worked so well; & to coin the phrase, "If it wasn't broken, why fix it?".:confused: Like Windows 10 itself, I have been surprised again in a very pleased way, but this time with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware!;):D
     
  10. jadequest99

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    Wow, thanks for the update, also just 1 more note regarding another topic, there's been many articles on "Waterfox" lately, not to be confused with Cyberfox , Firefox Nightly, Pale Moon, Light which in your opinion do you consider the safest ,fastest and light? I'm just asking because awhile back you suggested Cyberfox and there's been so many clones ever since?? Confusing actually..:oops: But in either case thanks for your comments always a pleasure.:)
     
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    #231 Cats-4_Owners-2, May 29, 2016
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    Having so many choices can be confusing.:confused: The landscape of software is ever changing, so the most important browser feature to seek out should be the practice of updating security patches frequently. I am typing this from the latest 64 bit Palemoon-portable version. Over a year ago, I'd found Palemoon to be nearly identical to Cyberfox in it's performance (on 8.1) which may no longer be an accurate comparison now. Since coming to 10, I've found Palemoon is currently not opening in Sandboxie,:oops: but Shadow Defender is presently guarding us instead. I would like to try Waterfox, it claims to not add additional features or changes. If you like Firefox, Nightly is said to be less stable/secure, so Firefox beta might be a more balanced choice.
    Most recently I've been browsing with, & like, the simplicity of SeaMonkey.

    SeaMonkey

    They all (all the Firefox-like browsers) use the same open source Gecko engine, although Palemoon is breaking away by developing it's Goanna (rendering, I think..) engine.

    I'd encourage you to try them all (well, most of all of them..) because the browser climate literally changes like our actual climate, and finding what works best on your system is both free, and certainly worth the effort!:D

    PS If you're experiencing slower functions, you can try refreshing your browser which clears everything out including extensions.:)
    Edit: Also syncing saves lots of time & effort when setting up house again with themes & extensions.
     
  12. jadequest99

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    Just FYI here's some browser's I've never heard of, wasn't aware of the vast amount of web browser's out there to try out if interested.;) link: List of Alternative Browsers for Windows 10 / 8 / 7
     
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  14. jadequest99

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    Here's is another one that might interest you also, there's thousands of links but not going to review them all just this one is more than sufficient. Won't bother you again sorry...:oops: Link: Top 10 Best Web Browser in the World 2016
     
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    #235 Cats-4_Owners-2, May 29, 2016
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    Thank you, @jadequest99!:) There is no 'bother' incurred when we're chatting about browsers which is very relevant to the possibility I can improve upon the performance & security of an already exciting new configuration, ..well, there's some of the old mixed with lots of the new here!!:D
    Btw, in addition to looking forward to taking Waterfox for a test drive, I may revisit Cyberfox which our fellow member, frogboy, has pointed out is able to block Web RTC.
    Here's a brief Q & A explanation which answered some of my own questions:
    • "WebRTC relies on JavaScript that can leak your actual IP address even from behind your VPN.

      The members involved in the peer-to-peer communication using this protocol can not see each other's IP but there are two cases where this is possible: you as the owner of the web application, and an attacker who compromises your website."
      Source: Webrtc privacy issues?
     
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    Very Good & as always informative...:)
     
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    Cyberfox or Waterfox of Firefox based Gecko engines, are the products that can really tempting to test; as its been made for good optimization. ;)
     
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    Installed - Palemoon 64 bit & Firefox 64 bit Browsers

    Removed - Norton Internet Security (all good suites eventually expire..)

    Added - Emsisoft Internet Security (trial)

    Thank you @frogboy, my friend,:):) for the opportunity to experience possibly the finest traditional Antivirus/Firewall Suite currently on the market. It's proven to be the best I've tried thus far;:cool: and with an outstanding value for protecting 5 devices, it's quite possible we may return to Norton before too long!
     
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    Norton Internet Security? Really...??:eek:
     
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    #240 Cats-4_Owners-2, Jul 10, 2016
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    Yes!;) @jadequest99, I wouldn't be surprised if you've the dim yet nagging memory & unpleasant impressions (like myself) that delegate Norton, alongside McAffee, as the long suffered;) "pre-installed" AV solutions many still associate with the annoyance:mad: & distress:confused: connected with having to completely uninstall them from our systems to set things right.:oops:
    Norton, now, is happily (& fortunately for all whom use it) among the lightest and most effective traditional Security Suites available for home & Enterprise (business) use. Although I am not involved in our site's malware testing,o_O I've taken in knowledge & the good advice from our fellow vanguard members whom play with malware "fire" that Norton's Firewall is among the most effective at preventing malicious outbound connections, stopping them before they can be executed.
    It is a different world, my friend, and Symantec's Norton I.S. is a far better than it was before solution.:)

    Now, I've only to get more acquainted with the Anti-executable solutions such as AppGuard to be able to "lock down the system"!:cool: :D
    ..but, in the meantime, I can slip into Shadow Defender's "Shadow Mode" to be safe while feeling slightly smarter:rolleyes: than I really am.:p
     
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