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Some free online av/security scanners and other misc tools and tweaks:)

Discussion in 'Bits & Bytes' started by Violet1966, May 9, 2004.

  1. ditch

    ditch Downunder Member

    No.......not in this PC.
     
  2. Violet1966

    Violet1966 Stand and Deliver Staff Member

  3. ditch

    ditch Downunder Member

    Thanks Danna, you're a champion. I installed Backup from the XP CD.:)
     
  4. jimeez

    jimeez Thread Killer

  5. Violet1966

    Violet1966 Stand and Deliver Staff Member

  6. Violet1966

    Violet1966 Stand and Deliver Staff Member

  7. Violet1966

    Violet1966 Stand and Deliver Staff Member

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    Violet1966 Stand and Deliver Staff Member

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    Violet1966 Stand and Deliver Staff Member

  10. Pyrion

    Pyrion Liquid Metal Nanomorph

    File this under "misc tools":

    SysInternals Process Explorer - Task Manager replacement.
    FoxIt Reader - Adobe Acrobat Reader replacement.

    (Sorry for the double post, but the threaded iframe showed this being linked to the bottommost post, which isn't where I wanted it.)
     
  11. Violet1966

    Violet1966 Stand and Deliver Staff Member

    ie7 settings

    If you are like me and have multiple pages open at the same time...each instance of ie hogs resources. With tabbed browsing you avoid that. I'm liking it so far but not liking having to have the menu bar open in order to use the "open" command. I don't like leaving my locations in the address bar so for me this is very annoying. I also was getting annoyed with the search box there so I found a registry key that you can enter in xp home to remove it. Here's the file to run to remove the search box. Double click and say yes when asked to add to registry in xp home.

    If using XP Pro:

    Start, Run, gpedit.msc

    User Configuration
    \Administrative Templates
    \Windows Components
    \Internet Explorer

    "Prevent the Internet Explorer search box from displaying"
    Set to ENABLED

    next need to find out how to move the menu bar next to the command bar somehow to save screen space. For now just took away the status bar to give me more space.
     
  12. Violet1966

    Violet1966 Stand and Deliver Staff Member

    ie7 settings

    this registry fix will make the menu bar go to the top when it's enabled.
     
  13. Violet1966

    Violet1966 Stand and Deliver Staff Member

    ie7

    This is how my layout looks now. You can just ditch the command bar things by customizing and removing them...to make it just go away. The links feature is very nice for most used sites to be easily accessible. I actually love this new ie :) Just get rid of the status bar to make up for the extra bar you might have due to the not being able to move address bar up to the menu bar.

    edit: correction you have to leave only tools up on command bar or when you restart browser they will all be there again. leave setting there and it only will show next time you start ie.
     
  14. Violet1966

    Violet1966 Stand and Deliver Staff Member

  15. Andrey

    Andrey A man who sold the world

  16. ethics

    ethics Pomp-Dumpster Staff Member

    Gonna try these when I get home. Thanks.
     
  17. ditch

    ditch Downunder Member

    Andrey, so can you direct me to the English language link for the Positive Technologies page?
     
  18. Andrey

    Andrey A man who sold the world

    http://www.ptsecurity.com

    It's strange that they use there, another name of the product MaxPatrol.
    I've not used MaxPatrol, but it seems that it's the same as XSpider in Russia.
     
  19. Violet1966

    Violet1966 Stand and Deliver Staff Member

  20. Pyrion

    Pyrion Liquid Metal Nanomorph

    Don't think I've seen this mentioned yet:

    http://www.mvps.org/winhelp2002/hosts.htm

    Stick that in your \windows\system32\drivers\etc directory and most malware won't ever have a chance of being loaded.

    And update it every month at least.
     

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