Windows 10: Looking for 'must have' programs - All suggestions welcome!!

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    Windows 10 Professional
       20 Aug 2016 #21

    Nisko said: View Post
    Thank you - and I'll heed your advice about studying it first. I know my limits!
    Good on ya!

    Remember: Backup, Backup, Backup!!!

    Create a Restore Point before attempting any modifications; better yet, it's a good idea to create a full, clean System Image Backup.
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  2.    20 Aug 2016 #22

    Totally agree! I create full images almost every day - on two different backup drives. So I backup my backup.......... One of those two drives might go bad some day - but not probable that both will go bad at the same time.
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  3.    20 Aug 2016 #23

    Nisko said: View Post
    Totally agree! I create full images almost every day - on two different backup drives. So I backup my backup.......... One of those two drives might go bad some day - but not probable that both will go bad at the same time.
    Like Scotty with Enterprise NCC-1705 engines, I really am close to my dedicated usb ext backup HDs! We think and do alike, me Lad! Those usb ext HDs have come in handy many times, have had to restore OS partition many times, Data partition - I think twice or thrice.
    Last edited by RolandJS; 21 Aug 2016 at 08:38.
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  4.    21 Aug 2016 #24

    Dropbox for the back-up of pictures.
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    Win10/64 Pro 1511 (and 2 Win 7/64 Ult & Pro systems)
       21 Aug 2016 #25

    Mailwasher Pro from Firetrust.

    I get precious little spam that makes it past my ISP or webmail or Exchange servers, but it's a TERRIFIC program for viewing, sorting, quick-replying, and quick-forwarding emails from multiple ISP, web and exchange accounts in one handy, customizable grid.

    For the rare spam message that does make it through to an inbox, I can safely delete it from the mail server before it ever gets near my local computer. (There are also built-in mechanisms to report the spam.)

    There is a free Windows version (I think limited to 1 email account), a paid Windows version that allows unlimited accounts (I have lifetime legacy licenses, but I think it is now an "up to 3 PC" subscription), and a free, cross-platform, mobile version (which permits syncing across multiple devices).

    Probably the #1 productivity app for me for many years on many Windows versions. The fact that there is not a full Mac version (and nothing else comparable) has been one of the only reasons I have not moved to fruit-flavored computing.

    Excellent support, as well, when it is (rarely) needed.

    MM
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  6.    21 Aug 2016 #26

    The tweaking information in this thread really got my attention!
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    Windows 10 Pro 64bit
       21 Aug 2016 #27

    Ones I find invaluable are Malwarebytes anti malware, Eset online scanner as a backup on-demand scanner to my Norton AV, Unchecky for those pesky tick-boxes for unwanted bundled software in downloads & CCleaner.
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  8.    21 Aug 2016 #28

    Mailwasher Pro


    Thank you for reminding me. I used to use Mailwasher but, somewhere along the line, I stopped. I do like the program and plan to reinstall it



    MoxieMomma said: View Post
    Mailwasher Pro from Firetrust.

    I get precious little spam that makes it past my ISP or webmail or Exchange servers, but it's a TERRIFIC program for viewing, sorting, quick-replying, and quick-forwarding emails from multiple ISP, web and exchange accounts in one handy, customizable grid.

    For the rare spam message that does make it through to an inbox, I can safely delete it from the mail server before it ever gets near my local computer. (There are also built-in mechanisms to report the spam.)

    There is a free Windows version (I think limited to 1 email account), a paid Windows version that allows unlimited accounts (I have lifetime legacy licenses, but I think it is now an "up to 3 PC" subscription), and a free, cross-platform, mobile version (which permits syncing across multiple devices).

    Probably the #1 productivity app for me for many years on many Windows versions. The fact that there is not a full Mac version (and nothing else comparable) has been one of the only reasons I have not moved to fruit-flavored computing.

    Excellent support, as well, when it is (rarely) needed.

    MM
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  9.    21 Aug 2016 #29

    Seems like a lot of people like Malwarebytes anti-malware. I use it on demand but have never had it run in the background. Is that what you do?


    Doctor9fan said: View Post
    Ones I find invaluable are Malwarebytes anti malware, Eset online scanner as a backup on-demand scanner to my Norton AV, Unchecky for those pesky tick-boxes for unwanted bundled software in downloads & CCleaner.
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  10.    21 Aug 2016 #30

    Thank you. I now have unchecky on my list.


    Doctor9fan said: View Post
    Ones I find invaluable are Malwarebytes anti malware, Eset online scanner as a backup on-demand scanner to my Norton AV, Unchecky for those pesky tick-boxes for unwanted bundled software in downloads & CCleaner.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


 
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