- Dec 17, 2014
This is the closest to that and that I know of that is safe. Download Winaero TweakerYes, I would like a alternative that is not 'sketchy' because this program has a lot of great features in my opinion.
Thanks for your interesting input. May I know what good free options for file encryption, besides VeraCrypt, are there ?It's up to each individual to decide what to keep / remove. The developers opinion of each Windows feature doesn't matter a whole lot to be honest, all that matters is his ability to code his software to properly enable/disable those features.
Too many antivirus programs are just so bad about the false positives. More of them should follow Kaspersky's lead and actually put in the effort required to properly categorize things. Most of them really just take the easy way out.
If you read the forums on his website it is pretty obvious the software is coded out of passion and not greed or shady reasoning, if anyone has actual proof showing otherwise then I would be glad to see it.
The free version is extremely non-limited and that says a lot.
I don't trust Microsoft. I only run Windows because I'm acquainted with it and for the most part know my way around it well enough. I personally like to remove/disable as many Microsoft 'features' as possible and use third-party software that I trust.
Sure, Bitdefender is an alright option for some, same with Defender and the default Firewall. Hardening can go a long way if done correctly.
But, with this you are really putting 'all of your eggs in one basket' and on top of that you are putting a lot of faith in Microsoft itself. Jetico is for the most part closed-source, but I rather trust them with my disk encryption than Microsoft, and if I want open-source there are several good options as well.
Eventually I'll probably start running Linux (probably Qubes).
Either way, this software allows you to decide for yourself what to 'tweak' and if you don't agree with the author's opinions on Window's 'features' then there is really no harm done. I have political views, but when it comes to hiring someone to put a new roof on my house I look for someone trustworthy and reliable with a decent price, not for someone that agrees with everything I do.
I totally understand why people get nervous when their antivirus software throws up a flag, but if I wasn't confident they were false positives then I wouldn't of posted it here. AV companies should be held more responsible for their 'detection', but the way things are now they just flag first and ask questions later. It really puts a lot of burden on software developers.
A friend of mine codes and maintains a very popular gaming network and he absolutely dreads updating the client, cause it's such a massive hassle for him to contact all the AV companies to get the false detection removed. A lot of you might not notice such things, but coding is hard enough, especially when it's for free (or next to nothing).
It's for people who ride a motorcycle without wearing a helmet while smoking filterless cigarettes.What I dislike about the devs is that, he/they consider UAC, Windows Defender, SmartScreen useless. Also, according to @Trismer, the dev urges not to use any AV which is nonsense.
Maybe he has a hidden agenda and all those tools (UAC, Windows Defender, SmartScreen) are a nuisance to him when he wants to take over your systemThere's nothing wrong with disabling IP6 as long as you don't use it. I have mine disabled for the Ethernet connection. My ISP doesn't support IP6. The same goes for OneDrive. Feel free to remove it if you don't use it. I have completely removed it from my system using other methods as I don't use OneDrive.
What I dislike about the devs is that, he/they consider UAC, Windows Defender, SmartScreen useless. Also, according to @Trismer, the dev urges not to use any AV which is nonsense.
Don't know how you come to this result.You can get an unlimited number of IPs from a single IPv4.
I don't like PUA either but don't share your opinion about OneDrive.Everyone, who does not like PUA thinks that
Wow. I can't believe you say such things.Onedrive steals files, prevents users from changing settings, etc.
You should visit tenforums sometimes, you would be surprised. After Cortana, OneDrive is the second most annoying app in 10 people look how to get rid of.Wow. I can't believe you say such things.
Don't know why you're spread such but I'm out here. Doesn't make any sense
You can put a router behind a router, indefinitely. Hosting providers have also found a way, thus many webpages have the same IP and CDN flourish. It is "cheating", but it works.Don't know how you come to this result.
IPv4 can only handle 4.294.967.296 addresses.
There is also DiskCryptor: Diskcryptor | Open source drive encryption solutionThanks for your interesting input. May I know what good free options for file encryption, besides VeraCrypt, are there ?