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[*] posted on 5-8-2018 at 07:00
Give Windoze the flick and you'll be pleasantly surprised.

[*] posted on 4-8-2018 at 13:53
Originally posted by Katzy
CCleaner is a BIG no-no, now.

I am not experiencing any issues with CCleaner at all--ever. And I use it multiple times each and every day, and have used it for decades.

The FREE Avast is also my primary anti-virus on all my backup machines and I ignore their frequent pop ups to add non-free "solutions" to what it sees are "problems" on my PC which I presume it gets a hold of by 'under the hood/background' scanning of a given machine. But then again I go out of my way to keep anything "incriminating" on a given machine re what a hacker could ever hope to 'learn' by a penetration--as long as you keep a machine 'pure' from a long arm of the law confiscation of a machine via a warrant, it's all a bluff/scare tactics as far I'm concerned.

[*] posted on 4-8-2018 at 08:49
CCleaner is a BIG no-no, now.


[*] posted on 3-8-2018 at 23:08
Actually I recall reading somewhere, (if I find it , I'll post a link) that Avast has become somewhat problematic recently, I think that they were merged with cCleaner, and both suffered as a result. Can't remember who bought whom.

[*] posted on 3-8-2018 at 19:13
I tried that, for about ten minutes. It was extremely slow and incredibly irritating to use.

Might be OK, for you, though. You don't know until you try. But, as I mentioned, my trust in Avast is zero.

[*] posted on 3-8-2018 at 16:51
I'm considering switching. I used to like Opera, and remembered your Otter post, so that is one I'm considering.

I inadvertently picked up the Avast secure browser (probably in an Avast update), and have wondered if I should use it.

[*] posted on 26-9-2017 at 07:59
Looks inneresting, however, I'm stuck in Firefox, tried Opera and went back. Occasionally I play with TOR but that does not seem as good as FF, even though it may well be more secure. So far, I've not had any nasties, so FF works for me.

[*] posted on 25-9-2017 at 12:40
There's only one weirdy that I've found, thus far. But, that's of little consequence, really. very few people will notice it, if they visit a certain newspaper group's sites (The Independent has a "Please disable your ad-blocker" popup that won't close).

Apart from that, it's become my browser of choice, with Vivalldi coming a close second.

I'm giving few new browsers road tests, at the moment.

Dooble seems pretty, well, boring, to be honest.

Internet Surfboard, is just dire.

Cliqz seems to be based on Firefox, but it seems to concentrate, a lot, on security. I'm quite liking it, thus far. But, any browser which won't allow me to have the tabs at the bottom won't stay on my machine for long. Why have them at the top? Most people have their Windoze taskbar at the bottom and it seems more natural to have browser tabs, there, too. Cliqz are looking into putting that into a near-future release, for me. :) They seem a friendly bunch! I've been nattering to the team at Otter, too, as they use the software, for their forum, that I used to be the support lead for.

They seem pleasantly mad, which is always a bonus, for me! :)

[*] posted on 21-8-2017 at 01:09
A report on the site mentions 5 known bugs. Is it ready for someone like me to use?

I used Opera, not Firefox, for several years. Then, the Opera on one of my computers somehow got infected (I think), doing things and opening windows against my wishes. I feared that I might delete something I needed (shared dll s, for example) if I tinkered, trying to fix the problem, and jumping to Firefox seemed a quick work-around.

I'd be happy to go with Otter. Or, perhaps, the Pale Moon browser you've mentioned.greengrin

[*] posted on 21-8-2017 at 01:00
I like when you share such things with us, Katzy, especially with the actual link.

One of my fears is, that I might download a program that has malware added to it, from a bogus site with a believably similar name, found by a search engine. You, I trust.

[*] posted on 20-8-2017 at 17:58

It's still quite new, but it has the right feel, even though there's no option to have the tabs at the bottom...


Edit: Ha! There IS a way! (Not an obvious one, though).