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    Let's be honest here. IObit and Revo go about...

    Let's be honest here. IObit and Revo go about getting paid differently. IObit uses the bundled software as a way to generate revenue. Revo uses the restricting of 64-bit uninstalls to its paid...
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    Even though I have purchased Revo Pro for its...

    Even though I have purchased Revo Pro for its ability to uninstall both 32- and 64-bit apps, I like IObit for its ability to do that for free; a handy attribute when dealing with friends' 64-bit...
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    FWIW-Firefox has always updated every 6 weeks or...

    FWIW-Firefox has always updated every 6 weeks or thereabouts. THE change Mozilla was getting away from sub-versions like 35.0.1, 35.0.2 or 35.1, 35.2, and going to 34.0, 35.0, 36.0, etc. when...
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    @bluebird2, Are you seeing this when using a...

    @bluebird2,

    Are you seeing this when using a brand new profile, too? Sometimes, a corruption may creep into your regular profile that even "resetting" does not correct.
  5. Rereading what Woody wrote, I take it as MS is...

    Rereading what Woody wrote, I take it as MS is running mandatory automatic updating up the flag pole to see who salutes and who doesn't. Users of Win10TP should make every effort to provide feedback...
  6. It is goo info to know.:cool:

    It is goo info to know.:cool:
  7. I am curious. Are any Win7 users on older...

    I am curious. Are any Win7 users on older hardware, circa 2010-2011 finding any driver issues with Win10? (I have not yet had the time to install and try the Tech Preview.)
  8. At this point, it seems resolved. Only time will...

    At this point, it seems resolved. Only time will tell.
  9. Windows Firewall was on and remained on. The only...

    Windows Firewall was on and remained on. The only Action Center messages I received MSE or other AV program was not running.
  10. That is the thing. I cannot get it to reinstall....

    That is the thing. I cannot get it to reinstall. That is when the error 0x80070643 comes up.
  11. Windows 7 & Microsoft Security Essentials, Unable to Install/Uninstall

    This odyssey began when I connected a little-used Windows 7 laptop to the internet to get the January updates. The laptop is a Toshiba Satellite C50-A running factory-installed 64-bit Windows 7. It...
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    It looks like among the free ones, Avira is tops.

    It looks like among the free ones, Avira is tops.
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    Here is another link to testing & comparing...

    Here is another link to testing & comparing antivirus programs: http://www.av-comparatives.org/dynamic-tests/

    It appears they publish updated results every 4 months or so.
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    I use Revo Uninstaller Pro because my systems are...

    I use Revo Uninstaller Pro because my systems are 64-bit. It does a very good job of uninstalling and removing programs. It should be considered a viable option when trying to uninstall most programs.
  15. I would turn Windows Defender off and see if...

    I would turn Windows Defender off and see if things improve. (My suspicion is, Yes, system performance will improve because, as I understand it what Defender does is included in MSE. If you turned...
  16. I could be wrong, but Windows Defender in Win7 is...

    I could be wrong, but Windows Defender in Win7 is turned off when MSE is installed and turned back on when MSE is uninstalled. Also, Win7 Windows Defender may not even be a basic AV, rather it may...
  17. Not intending to confuse the matter, but there is...

    Not intending to confuse the matter, but there is a "Windows Defender" included in Windows 7, but IIRC, it is an antimalware tool and not a full antivirus. If you have installed MSE or other...
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    I have some questions regarding this: What is...

    I have some questions regarding this:

    What is MSRT? (Malicious Software Removal Tool?)

    Is the Avast being referred the antivirus, antimalware or both?

    My current items are Avast Antivirus,...
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    The best answer is probably the old one: Have all...

    The best answer is probably the old one: Have all the big names--Malwarebytes, Spywareblaster, Spybot, SuperAntiSpyware, etc.--handy and run scans regularly to keep our computers clean and running...
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    Drew, Thank for your answer, but I was asking...

    Drew,

    Thank for your answer, but I was asking a simple question seeking a simple answer. Is Malwarebytes Pro a better alternative than Windows Defender (free but nags to be updated if Windows...
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    I have Avast in place of Windows Defender which I...

    I have Avast in place of Windows Defender which I neglected to mention previously. Given that, how does your answer change?
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    Do you turn Windows Defender off? (I have Win7 on...

    Do you turn Windows Defender off? (I have Win7 on my systems.)

    When I uninstalled Microsoft Security Essentials, Windows Defender switched on. Because I have my systems set to notify, but not...
  23. Actually, you can use "File>Save As..." in Office...

    Actually, you can use "File>Save As..." in Office 2007 to create PDF files from Word, Excel, et al files.
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    Thanks for the links. They have pointed me to the...

    Thanks for the links. They have pointed me to the information I am seeking.
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    Your preferred web browser's "start" page is OK,...

    Your preferred web browser's "start" page is OK, but, for me, never the "new" tab page. I don't need to be shown what sites I frequent as I already know what they are.
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