Windows 10: Freebie Software from Kaspersky

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  1.    18 Apr 2016 #1

    Freebie Software from Kaspersky


    I have been using driver booster 3.3 from Advanced system Care for quite a while, it works fine, up to a point but - I bought a mag Web User for £2 and page 26 shows us the freebies from Kaspersky.

    Go to free.kaspersky.com/uk and there is the options:

    1. Cleaner
    2. Software Updater
    3. Password Manager
    4. Safe Kids
    5. Security Scan
    6. Rescue disk
    7. Virus Removal Tool

    I tired 1 and 2 and there was a fair bit of rubbish in there, now gone. ". Updated software drivers that ASC Driver Booser did not pick up on. I checked Driver booster afterwards and it said my sound needed updating - it always says that. I do not believe updates on realtek come out THAT quickly.

    In the mag are also where to get excellent (up to 35 passes) files shredder; and a reCAll, software licence key reminder/discovery. Something else not looked at yet ToView, from bit.ly/toview394 - watch live tv!!

    A few other articles naturally incluing a DONT INSTALL section for software like Andromeda Video Editor (try this instead KineMaster) and Dont inall Directory Report (but try this instead WinDirStat.) etc.

    Next windows is codenamed Redstone possibly spring 2017
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  2.    02 May 2016 #2

    Please explain why I should not install Directory Report
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  3.    03 May 2016 #3

    Thats kaspersky saying that, maybe it explains better on the link, I didnt want it anyway to didnt read it through.
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  4.    03 May 2016 #4

    elbmek said: View Post
    I have been using driver booster 3.3 from Advanced system Care for quite a while, it works fine, up to a point but - I bought a mag Web User for £2 and page 26 shows us the freebies from Kaspersky.

    Go to free.kaspersky.com/uk and there is the options:

    1. Cleaner
    2. Software Updater
    3. Password Manager
    4. Safe Kids
    5. Security Scan
    6. Rescue disk
    7. Virus Removal Tool

    I tired 1 and 2 and there was a fair bit of rubbish in there, now gone. ". Updated software drivers that ASC Driver Booser did not pick up on. I checked Driver booster afterwards and it said my sound needed updating - it always says that. I do not believe updates on realtek come out THAT quickly.

    In the mag are also where to get excellent (up to 35 passes) files shredder; and a reCAll, software licence key reminder/discovery. Something else not looked at yet ToView, from bit.ly/toview394 - watch live tv!!

    A few other articles naturally incluing a DONT INSTALL section for software like Andromeda Video Editor (try this instead KineMaster) and Dont inall Directory Report (but try this instead WinDirStat.) etc.

    Next windows is codenamed Redstone possibly spring 2017
    Hi there
    I wouldn't bother with ANY of that stuff

    For example Virus Removal -- the trouble with Virus Removal is that you are already using an INFECTED computer to run the tool --so it's impossible to say if the OS is doing what you want it to do.

    As I pointed out earlier - it's a bit like asking a Pilot to deliberately fly a defective plane and repair it while it's in the air !!!.
    You'd do it on the ground and use proper (independent) diagnostics to locate and replace / repair the defective equipment.

    Whether you use AV software or not the best method of getting a computer back to a 100% clean state is to always have plenty of CLEAN backups -- there's software (Free) out there which take backups - FREE MACRIUM is a good one for example.

    Registry cleaners, driver scans, uninstallers etc -- I'd keep those well away from a system.

    A decent Bootable FREE MACRIUM restore only takes around 15 Mins on an average W10 installation using relatively modern hardware -- with an SSD it can sometimes take as little as 5 Mins. Keep your OS and applications on a separate partition / Disk and have your DATA on another partition / disk(s) etc.

    I really can't understand why people don't backup their systems regularly --saves so much trouble and for a few minutes work you can save HOURS (and sometimes DAYS) of extra work.

    These 3rd party "Cleaner / driver / booting / uninstaller" etc type stuff might have been worth it at some time in the past - if they ever were but totally not worth it on W10 systems and can cause the OS to malfunction too.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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       03 May 2016 #5

    jimbo45 said: View Post
    Hi there
    I wouldn't bother with ANY of that stuff

    For example Virus Removal -- the trouble with Virus Removal is that you are already using an INFECTED computer to run the tool --so it's impossible to say if the OS is doing what you want it to do.

    As I pointed out earlier - it's a bit like asking a Pilot to deliberately fly a defective plane and repair it while it's in the air !!!.
    You'd do it on the ground and use proper (independent) diagnostics to locate and replace / repair the defective equipment.

    Whether you use AV software or not the best method of getting a computer back to a 100% clean state is to always have plenty of CLEAN backups -- there's software (Free) out there which take backups - FREE MACRIUM is a good one for example.

    Registry cleaners, driver scans, uninstallers etc -- I'd keep those well away from a system.

    A decent Bootable FREE MACRIUM restore only takes around 15 Mins on an average W10 installation using relatively modern hardware -- with an SSD it can sometimes take as little as 5 Mins. Keep your OS and applications on a separate partition / Disk and have your DATA on another partition / disk(s) etc.

    I really can't understand why people don't backup their systems regularly --saves so much trouble and for a few minutes work you can save HOURS (and sometimes DAYS) of extra work.

    These 3rd party "Cleaner / driver / booting / uninstaller" etc type stuff might have been worth it at some time in the past - if they ever were but totally not worth it on W10 systems and can cause the OS to malfunction too.

    Cheers
    jimbo
    I agree.
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  6.    03 May 2016 #6

    jimbo delete the thread. It was only for info, if one person got something out of it, thats all that matters
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       03 May 2016 #7

    elbmek said: View Post
    jimbo delete the thread. It was only for info, if one person got something out of it, thats all that matters
    jimbo's thread is on post #4. It is still there.
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  8.    03 May 2016 #8

    davidhk said: View Post
    jimbo's thread is on post #4. It is still there.
    No, I said delete the thread - not post.
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       03 May 2016 #9

    jimbo does not have the power to delete a thread, especially a thread NOT started by him.

    ONLY the Admin, Forum Owner, and maybe the Moderators have the power to do so, and I do not believe there is any valid reason to delete the thread. After all, it is an useful info, as you said. More the reason it should stay.

    Give one of them a private message and see if your request is granted.
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  10.    04 May 2016 #10

    Hi there.

    I can't see why I should delete my reply -- I haven't posted incorrect or misleading info - and I certainly think MORE people would benefit by taking timely and regular backups than installing bits of 3rd party software which are installed not as basic applications but hook themselves right into the internals of the Windows OS.

    Particularly with the current state of Windows 10 receiving loads of updates quite regularly those programs could render your OS as inoperable.

    (They might not - but these types of programs usually cause problems when Windows release are updated),

    So to use a Latin quote : STET.

    (For our less Classically endowed readers - this means IT STANDS - i.e I'm not altering or deleting it).

    Cheers
    jimbo
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