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General Software News, Updates & Discussions / Re: CCleaner Updates
« on: October 20, 2021, 01:07:24 PM »
CCleaner v5.86.9258 (20 Oct 2021)

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go for the SLIM build

Security Software Programs / Re: SpywareBlaster Updates
« on: October 01, 2021, 05:39:44 PM »
SpywareBlaster database update 10/1/2021

9 NEW items (IE/ActiveX)

7 NEW items (Edge/Scripts)

for a total of 18,612 items in database

After updating, be sure to manually enable all protection.

While I discovered MyPal when looking for a currently-supported browser that still runs under XP, I don't want to overlook the fact that it runs on newer systems as well, including Win10.   In fact, I recently opted to install MyPal on a new Win10 system, as my secondary browser (EDGE being my primary).   I chose MyPal over Firefox and PaleMoon, because they're both getting too many minor updates... I know I can install them all, as I have on other systems, but I made a decision which simplifies maintenance.   

I have two XP systems at home, and still use them... occasionally... to go online.   (Of course, the bulk of my daily work is done on my Win10 systems).

End of MyPal ?

Just when I was so happy with MyPal that I made it my (only) "secondary" browser on a new computer system, it appears that MyPal may be coming to an end, due to an ongoing license fight with PaleMoon :-(  I sure hope they can resolve the bad blood...

Meet & Greet! / Re: Happy Birthday Corrine!
« on: August 05, 2021, 10:07:35 AM »
Wishes for a most happy birthday!  :D

MyPal 29.3.0 (released this Jul 24, 2021)

The update corresponds [to PaleMoon] version 29.3.0

Differences: Applied "prefers-color-scheme" stuff. Not applied poking with newtab and about:home for win10 - placing search icon inside the search box, i think this not needed and they did not complete that for this version. Let we see that when it will be complete.

My current add-ons are:
     uBlock Origin
     HTTPS Always 5.2.25
     NoSquint 2.2.2
     Lazarus: Form Recovery 2.3.1

Available via the internal updater:   Help / Check for Updates ;

or full download from

Web News / Re: Windows 11 is What's Next for Windows!
« on: June 26, 2021, 07:53:57 PM »
Here are my updated results from WhyNotWin11 version 2.2

Web News / Re: Windows 11 is What's Next for Windows!
« on: June 25, 2021, 03:19:14 PM »
There's a program called WhyNotWin11 available from MajorGeeks

I just ran it, and have included my results as an attachment.

CAVEAT:   Because this is an essentially "unknown" program,  I had to "go through contortions" to run it.   Windows attempted to block it --- both from downloading AND from running --- which I had to explicitly override.   And my antivirus also blocked it, until I set-up an exclusion.   I did so because I trust MajorGeeks as a reliable site.   There is no indication that the program performed any actions other than those it indicated it would be doing.

Web News / Re: Windows 11 is What's Next for Windows!
« on: June 25, 2021, 12:44:45 AM »
I only have a 3rd-Generation Intel "Ivy Bridge" [purchased 2012], so that won't meet the TPM 2.0 requirement.
The system was originally purchased with Win7 (that I upgraded to Win10)... so as far as I know, it's still booting from BIOS rather than UEFI, and so I believe it's not using Secure Boot either.

Web News / Re: Windows 11 is What's Next for Windows!
« on: June 24, 2021, 06:34:30 PM »
Unfortunately, the app is advising me that my PC will NOT run Win11... but there doesn't appear to be any elaboration as to which requirements it doesn't meet.   So I don't know whether it's merely a software/bios setting that can be updated/tweaked... or a perhaps a minor hardware upgrade... or if there's some "essential" flaw that's limiting my system.

Web News / Re: Windows 10 End of Support Date 14 October 2025!
« on: June 14, 2021, 05:08:31 PM »
Interesting.   My understanding had been Windows 10 would be an ongoing "Windows as a service", without formally "advancing" to a newer version. Whether the next generation is known as Win 11 or SunValley, I wonder if Microsoft will allow (dare I say, encourage) then-existing Win10 users to freely upgrade?

I found the following article after posting:

Apparently, this new "feature" applies to Chrome (and Chromium-based browsers, such as Edge-Chromium) [but I am NOT seeing it in Firefox].

I noticed/received that prompt today as well.

I believe the concern is that people using both MalwareBytes Browser Guard (browser extension) in addition to MalwareBytes Premium were receiving duplicate/redundant warnings from both when a website was blocked.

By allowing BrowserGuard to "manage" blocked website warnings for Premium, it will hide/suppress the (duplicative) blocking warnings generated by Premium.
By declining, one may see (duplicative) warnings, one generated by BrowserGuard, and another generated by Premium.

As I rarely get any warnings (I try to practice safe-surfing), I'd rather get an occasional warning in duplicate than possibly risk having one copy suppressed.  If it ever reaches the point where I experience and get fed-up with duplicative warnings, I might reconsider this decision.

I didn't see any mention of a May 2021 Win10 update... but I noticed yesterday that my hard drive was chugging "uncontrollably", with 100% utilization --- to the point that everything else on my computer became unresponsive.   I waited it out, for quite a few minutes, until I was finally able to gain access to my system.   I rebooted... it was a rather long boot sequence... and I immediately noticed the "Weather icon" displaying news and interests on the taskbar.   I was able to find the "turn off" option on my own.

Is this the 21H1 update that you've mentioned elsewhere?  Because in my Windows Update history, it's showing the last "feature update" installed was 20H2 (on 10/25/20).

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