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I still use little Scottie but I have other security stuff as well. But I still hear its cute little bark when a program gets updated or added and I might not be sure what it is.

After all these years, it may be time for an end eventually of this fine program, I use the free one, by the way. I have checked other programs on the net and have yet to find any quite like Win Patrol. the only one I can think of is Autoruns but it just isn't the same.

Like this forum, I liked Freedomlist but all things, even our lives, must come to an end.

I'm not ready to give an RIP to Win Patrol--not yet.  ;D

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Belarc Advisor is excellent, A good detailed report about my computers. I highly recommend it and this is for the free version. 8)

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I find that ignoring this COVID-19 is all but impossible. Looking for a la-la land just isn't in the cards now. Once the vaccine or serum is found and distributed, maybe the world can go back into a "back to business as usual" world (which I hope we don't). There are issues about the future of this planet which must be resolved--i.e. climate crisis, nuclear war, poverty, starvation, bigotry, etc. Or at least try to find solutions to these problems. ::)

In the midst of pandemics and plagues, there is nothing more than the corporate media wants than go back Hollywood, scandals, terrorism. The good old standbys--remember Harvey Weinstein, Me too, etc. etc.  :o

Once this COVID-19 is resolved, and it will, like September 11th "goodwill," things will go back to "normal."  Forget "new normal." People will be in the bars, restaurants, stadiums, festivals, parades, New Year's celebrations, state fairs, etc.they'll be hugging and kissing,  family gatherings, all sorts of socializing around the earth. How wonderful, how magical, how necessary.

Right now, people have got to patient (what a concept) and vigilant. Money assistance to the millions of workers who still can't go back will definitely be needed.  :'(

I guess we gotta keep hope alive, in the words of Jesse Jackson.

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Some interesting and disturbing things are being revealed by the onset of COVID-19. One, three in ten Americans believe that this virus was created in a lab.
Nearly three-in-ten Americans believe COVID-19 was made in a lab | Pew Research Center

Besides the gluttonous toilet paper purchases, a whole lot of misinformation is coming not only from social media, but from the corporate media, about this pandemic. As fear comes down like mighty waters, any little fake factoid about "cures" and "remedies" come from everywhere. Or so it seems.

Another unfortunate result of this COVID-19 is the fact that more African-Americans are falling victim to this disease. I am not really surprised by this.  ::) :(
If COVID-19 Doesn’t Discriminate, Then Why Are Black People Dying at Higher Rates?

There will have to be many issues addressed after the "cure," meaning vaccine for this disease, and things get back to "normal." Not any more hand wringing, and pretending that this won't happen again because it will--and it will be much worse. I am not speaking doomsday. although the clock has moved closer to midnight. >:(
How Will the Coronavirus End? - The Atlantic

I hear on the big media machine that we are all one in this "war" against COVID-19. Sounds faintly like post September 11th words, almost 19 years ago. And look what happened since then. Standing together--can that be said of the poor, homeless, those in jails and prisons, the children in cages at the Mexican border, and other unfortunate folk. Am I being controversial for saying what I see, and not living in some Peter Cottontail fantasy world?

How do I feel--calm on one minute, watchful on the next, wondering what situation will happen next.


Links edited by Corrine to use BBCode.

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Well, it looks like the economy takes another hit in the USA with another 6.6 million people aded to the unemployment rolls (now this is the official numbers, not counting those who stopped looking, ineligible for unemployment for a while, etc.), so the estimated count of unemployed in actuality could be  20 to 30 million.

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/09/business/stock-market-today-coronavirus.html?action=click&module=Spotlight&pgtype=Homepage

If this isn't a recession heading into a depression, I cannot say, at bottom, what one is. :( >:( :o :'(

I, along with others, predicted a recession, in spite of rosy forecasts of Wall Street from the corporate media but this pandemic has pushed everything over.

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/31/business/coronavirus-economy-trump.html
https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2020/04/09/66-million-americans-filed-unemployed-last-week-bringing-pandemic-total-over-17-million/?tid=mr_business_1&itid=mr_business_1

I want to be positive but I must be in reality, and I don't know if Tiger King will solve America's doldrums and anxiety. :-[ ::)

https://www.silive.com/news/2020/03/si-coronavirus-diary-tiger-king-cant-save-me-from-mounting-fear-isolation-opinion.html

Does this Tiger King or anything else answer all your COVID-19 fears and uncertainties--or is just something to keep up busy while we're indoors trying not to get bored and angrier and more anxious.

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However this goes, it is important that we continue our vigilance and try to find some pleasure in our daily lives. Inconveniences are everywhere.

I'm not necessarily a praying religious person but some spiritual guidance might help. Take care of tasks that have been ignored. And use the internet. After all, we are One under the Internet sun. Scientists, researchers and many others are working like heck for a vaccine that will end this nightmare, worldwide. ;)





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LandzDown Lounge / COVID-19--how you you doing during this Pandemic
« on: April 07, 2020, 01:29:07 PM »
I big thing going on in the world today is, alas, the Coronavirus, COVID-19, which is affecting everybody, whether we admit it or not.



I am doing my due diligence--mask, gloves, distancing, staying at home as much as possible, etc. It is my understanding that Washington officials--White House, government folk, etc.--knew that this disease was and could be a problem as early as last November. I guess since it apparently started in China , it would be contained there. Well, that didn't happen. It spread and now, as of today, the 7th of April, there are over 11,000 dead in the US, with over     infected, those on record.

The world wide count is even more daunting and growing, each day.

https://who.sprinklr.com/


This dashboard from the World  Health Organization, along with information from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, has much of the necessary information for those that are interested which imagine is just about everyone.

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html


I wish everyone here at Landzdown and everywhere else life, health and strength through these perilous times. With no official vaccines available yet and only possible medicines that might work, not yet confirmed and tested thoroughly, this pandemic could be, and most likely,  a long and painful ride.

Contrary to some, this is not the end of the world. The solutions will be found and life will be back to "normal." until the next crisis comes along.

I am doing alright, so far.  ;)

How are you doing? :-\

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I still use Windows 7, have strengthened my security on my computers, and am thinking of trying Linux. I've read many excellent reviews of Linux and may do a test first  and then, if I install it, I'll keep Windows 7 and do a dual boot where I can choose which operating system to use. Seems interesting enough. ;D ;)

]https://www.lifehacker.com/the-easiest-way-to-switch-from-windows-7-to-linux-1840977860]
https://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2020/01/best-linux-distros-windows-users

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Is there Power Toys for Windows 7. :-\

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Meet & Greet! / Re: Happy New Year!
« on: January 02, 2020, 04:23:01 PM »
Happy New Year, New Decade, Clear vision--2020. 8)



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Internet / Re: SpeedyFox
« on: December 23, 2019, 02:48:46 PM »
I switched to Palemoon as my daily brower (in Windows) because FF is soooo slow.
I saw this program, SpeedyFox, https://www.majorgeeks.com/content/page/how_to_speed_up_your_firefoxchrome_or_safari_browser.html
and I've downloaded it but haven't unzipped it.
Here is the developer's site https://www.crystalidea.com/speedyfox
Has anyone tried it?
I'm one that prefers to do my own manual changes and not have a program do some unknown tweaks therefore I'm hesitant to try it.

I use it and it seems to work well. I use Pale Moon and seems alright.

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LandzDown Lounge / Re: Freedomlist - So long and thanks for all the fish!
« on: November 09, 2019, 02:06:29 PM »
Yeah, good ol' Freedomlist. I missed those sometimes spirited posts I had back and forth which, fortunately, didn't go too far. All in all, for its time, it was a rather enlightening experience being at FL. RIP Freedomlist. ;D :)

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Security Software Programs / Re: Malwarebytes Version 4.0
« on: November 09, 2019, 02:03:38 PM »
I tried it, ky331. It worked. Thanks. 8)

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Security Software Programs / Re: Malwarebytes Version 4.0
« on: November 08, 2019, 01:34:10 PM »
The new version of Malwarebytes free doesn't give as many options for scanning as the previous 3.8.3 version. There used to be three choices, now there is just this one and it tales much longer for it to scan my computer. ::) They really changed their look with the version 4.

 Like Windows 7,  I think I will stick with the version 3--as long as I keep getting updates.  Windows 10 may be good in the long term but Micros$ft removed a lot of features that I like in Windows 7--like their media player. I'll just get more security  for more possible security vulnerabilities. Besides, I understand that there are still Windows XP users out there. :o I wonder how they're able to keep using software updates, etc. with that operating system. ::) ???

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Security Software Programs / Re: Malwarebytes Browser Guard
« on: September 20, 2019, 02:19:41 PM »
Well, Pale Moon is pretty secure anyway, so no need for Malwarebytes extension. ;)

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