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  1. Glad to have finally released Anti-Malware Toolkit 2!

  2. It’s been a long time in the making. Finally, I’ve released the Anti-Malware Toolkit 2! Check it out! It has a lot of quality software to help users get their PCs in good working condition. The Anti-Malware Toolkit 2 has been released! Lunarsoft has always had the goal of helping users rid their computers of malware by suggesting a variety of tools. The search for the right program can be daunting for some users, and takes valuable time. It’s already stressful enough when your computer gets infected by malicious software. Rather than have those users suffer by searching several websites for the right software, there was a better goal. To give users a program that would eliminate the search, providing direct downloads to the files to help get them back to a clean, operational state. Read more on Lunarsoft
  3. Something to keep in mind is that if you distribute this. It will take you a long time to compress. However, it will also take a very long time for anyone to decompress, especially on older computers.
  4. I'd recommend avoiding Comodo products entirely. Especially after they've issued SSL certificates to known malicious websites.
  5. Give the computer a scan with Malwarebytes, and also upgrade them to Windows 10 for the security improvements, etc.
  6. Please ignore the Windows 10 haters. Sadly you see way too much bashing on Windows 10 on this forum. You have several options to access Disk Management. Click on the Windows symbol and type "Disk Management". This will show "Create and format hard disk partitions", which once clicked will open Disk Management. This is most likely the easiest way to access it. If you have the Cortana search bar (seen in the image below) you can simply type "Disk Management" there, too. Other ways include: Pressing Windows key + R and typing diskmgmt.msc, If you have This PC showing on the desktop or in the Windows Start menu, you can right click and select Manage... There's also third party software that can do it as well, but Disk Management works perfectly fine. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask me.
  7. That's your only solution, or using Visual Studio Community. Per Microsoft Answers, Visual Studio 2003 is only compatible with: Windows 2000 Windows NT Windows Server 2003 Windows XP And support ended back in 2013. I would definitely upgrade to Visual Studio Community at the very least and be sure to keep your OS fully up-to-date.
  8. https://support.microsoft.com/en-ca/help/12384/windows-10-upgrading-home-to-pro
  9. I still am not using any anti-virus. Never had any such need. Have the built in Windows Defender with my Windows 10 install. If I need be, I have my lifetime license for Malwarebytes. As stated, Comodo is worthless for any of their so called products. They had too many issues in the past and frankly, I'd recommend Norton over them any day. For antivirus, Malwarebytes. They're not a full on av, but they cover the entire spectrum. If someone truly wants a good anti-virus that's free, Avira is nice overall. I will say, I miss Outpost Pro firewall. GlassWire is decent but not as comprehensive. It uses the Windows Firewall so it still does just fine. I'm waiting for Malwarebytes to have a firewall, and hoping it will be of the same quality that Outpost was.
  10. Lots of posts but no direct answer was given to you. You don't need to use the recovery partition if it still exists. It will most likely reinstall your Windows 8 installation. You clearly state that you really just want to clean up your Windows 10 install. It's easy to do this! Open Settings Click Update & Security On the left side, click Recovery in the left pane. In the right pane, under the Reset this PC section at the top, it will say "If your PC isn't running well, resetting it might help. This lets you choose to keep your personal files or remove them, and then reinstalls Windows." Just below Reset this PC, click the Get Started button. Windows will walk you through the rest. You won't need your Windows key either. Hope this helps you out.
  11. Note that Palemoon is not an official Mozilla browser, it's a fork of Firefox. I personally prefer Firefox, with a few good addons.
  12. Per https://www.malwarebytes.com/premium/ Software requirements Windows 10 (32/64-bit) Windows 8.1 (32/64-bit) Windows 8 (32/64-bit) Windows 7 (32/64-bit) Windows Vista (Service Pack 1 or later, 32/64-bit)* Windows XP (Service Pack 3 or later, 32-bit only)* Active Internet connection Hardware Requirements 800MHz CPU or faster, with SSE2 technology 2048 MB (64-bit OS), 1024 MB (32-bit OS, except 512 MB for Windows XP) 250 MB of free hard disk space 1024x768 or higher screen resolution
  13. No, that's wrong. It's not a software quirk. He was notified of responses that were posted. The forum software is behaving as it should. @mike13 I was using a test account and deleted the posts within a minute of making them. You're supposed to receive notifications as soon as posts are made to any topic you follow.
  14. Regardless of how a well educated user/common sense is the best anti-malware, that is not the answer to the topic at hand. @mike13, Malwarebytes is an anti-malware software that, as of v3, has improved to give protection like an anti-virus (replacing it). It can protect against infections that your common anti-virus software cannot detect or remove. Malwarebytes is a light-weight, efficient anti-malware solution. I've been an Expert on their team since the software was still 0.x alpha stage. While there are many solutions available for anti-virus and anti-malware; none of them work anywhere near as well as Malwarebytes does. The reason Malwarebytes replaced Windows Defender is because it's an alternative anti-malware solution that integrates into Windows. The same thing happens if you install a firewall. For example, I used to run Agnitum's Outpost Pro firewall before the company discontinued the product due to being bought out. It would replace Windows Firewall in the Windows Security Center as the active firewall solution. You're perfectly fine and safe allowing Malwarebytes to act as your anti-malware solution in place of Windows Defender. I hope this helped to address the questions you've had so far, Mike.
  15. Perhaps, but you also mention pages are slower to load instead of faster. I too experienced the speed improvements. A refresh can't hurt anything.
  16. Sounds like you need to refresh your Firefox. Had no problems at all with the upgrade, only one addon disabled due to being Legacy/not WebExtension compatible. Edit: also shouldn't this be in the Software forum rather than Networks and the Internet? I mean, Firefox is software.
  17. Each major version released improves the overall quality and what all it can do. It's even more powerful now with 3.x than it was with 1.x. Honestly I'd go with 3.x.
  18. It all depends upon the hosting plan and how much space is available overall. Then you need to factor in that this all adds up. For my website, Lunarsoft; I need to factor in that the forums, wiki, and frontpage all count. Then you have to factor in that any images for example that can be hosted on the forums and wiki count towards that overall total. Split all of that up between members for each software and it adds up fast. That's why many websites say to use mirrors when possible. Web space is not a cheap thing for many people, whether it's 2017 or not.
  19. Actually, you do have IE11 and can reproduce it there. I see the same as Tommy when I tested this thread with IE11 on Win10x64. Search for Internet Explorer via Start and you'll find it.
  20. No, the forum software doesn't do it. I believe it's a WordPress plugin doing that. Honestly, it's pointless. The EU is also getting rid of that law last I read.
  21. The Windows 10 Media Creation Tool downloads the latest stable Windows 10 that you select, if I remember correctly.
  22. Ah, you made an edit to add this in. Short answer, no. The reason? It their update broke those things, you have to realize it's not intentional. Whereas malware intentionally harms computers. I have Malwarebytes on another machine in my home. Though on my primary I only use a firewall - Agnitum Outpost Pro - which sadly is no longer offered. They were acquired by Yandex and there's only time until the end of the month to convert your license to a Kaspersky license. Most games now push updates/patches. Some you can opt out of, though in doing so it can limit what you can do. An example of this is not being able to play online with others. Client - server compatibility and all of that.
  23. You were definitely quite close. I forgot to mention that Malwarebytes 3 may also be a good alternative to AVG, as they say that with Malwarebytes 3 you no longer need anti-virus. If you have a lifetime license from v1 or v2, it'll work in v3 which is awesome!
  24. What are you trying to say with "phagocytated", it's not a word. Do you mean phagocytize? AVG hasn't been high on my list of quality anti-virus applications for a lot time. There've been too many issues with them causing problems for Windows users which include completely wiping out system32, user32.dll, and other problems. Tracking and selling user history is a big no no. AVG is also known for having a lot of problems with Windows, it's happened for many years: AVG update crashes Windows AVG does it again: Windows 7 users crash with another bad update And let's not forget... AVG can sell your browsing and search history to advertisers Saying something is updating and being forced is not like "malware". Though, with that classification it seems you'd call game patches pushed via Steam or any other content distribution "malware". Perhaps you need to be refreshed on the definition of malware? Malware - noun - software that is intended to damage or disable computers and computer systems. Just because you don't like their methods doesn't mean it's malicious. This also doesn't need to be a pinned topic as there's no reason for it to be; this subforum isn't very active and even without being pinned it's near the very top. You need to think of the average user who will see this and get scared rather easily. Fear-mongering is never a good thing. So please try to remember that this is not malware-like in any way. It's a method of updating that you do not agree with. I don't agree with how AVG is doing this form of updates. Yes, I understand the importance of updating to the latest version, they may also have good reason behind this. Perhaps the version you're on won't get definition updates any longer because they've changed how their definitions are delivered since Avast now owns them. It's hard to say exactly why they're pushing it in this way though it would be better to look into it. Maybe you should look into getting a refund for the licenses you purchased and state your reason as to why you're dissatisfied. A support ticket may be of further assistance. If you're that dissatisfied with how AVG is pushing an important update then do like this user did. Uninstall it, switch products, don't look back. Avira or Sophos are both said to be really good.
  25. The title of "After being phagocytated by Avira, AVG goes the malware way of Win 10." is wrong and extremely misleading, correcting it. Avast bought AVG, not Avira. You also did not post what version of AVG you're using, or which is giving this alert. You really should provide more information as there are key details that were omitted. There may be a good reason for it. Such as how AVG Free 7.1 is discontinued.
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