ky331
1 Copper

BillP: Legal Software More Annoying than Viruses

includes a list of the "top 25" unnecessary [**] files typically thrust onto a user's system

http://billpstudios.blogspot.com/2010/06/legal-software-more-annoying-then-most.html

 

 

 

[**]  I'm saying UNnecessary, based on the ones I recognize and have used WinPatrol to disable.     But I can't vouch for them all.   Caveat Emptor.

 

 

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joe53
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Re: BillP: Legal Software More Annoying than Viruses

I note with some satisfaction the #1 "legitimate" annoyance on BillP's list.

I'm biting my tongue to avoid saying it, but ...

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Seriously, though, I allow no software to auto-update, other than my AV. It is a practice that has stood me in good stead over the years.

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msgale
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Re: BillP: Legal Software More Annoying than Viruses

A tempest in a tea pot I don't have the Google Toolbar, its been offered - I just say NO!  By the way MSASCUI.EXE is Windows Defender, do you really not want it to be kept updated?  If I have the base product, I have absolute no problem allowing automatic updates.  I have, in the past ten year’s only one automatic update issue, a NVIDIA driver update from Microsoft.  Actually I find Winpatrol, and most other programs, designed to improve performance either useless or worst.

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joe53
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Re: BillP: Legal Software More Annoying than Viruses

Michael;

1) You'll get no argument out of me about avoiding the Google Toolbar, or any of their software. I've been preaching this for years!

2) As for auto-updating Windows Defender, my understanding is that (at least with XP) you must first enable Windows Automatic Updates. This I will never do. Don't trust MS. (It's not WD updates I worry about, but some of the other questionable downloads from them I've had to avoid over the years). In any event, WD only auto-updates about weekly. I prefer to manually download the WD daily updates, from https://www.microsoft.com/security/portal/Definitions/HowToWD.aspx

3) As for WinPatrol, I find it most useful. But I can agree to disagree.

 

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ky331
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Re: BillP: Legal Software More Annoying than Viruses

MSASCUI is Windows Defender's User Interface... so for people using that program (in particular, for whatever realtime protection it offers), I would not consider this unnecessary.   So i correct my above initial statement that all the processes on the list are unnecessary.

Like Joe, I am a big fan of WinPatrol... for its many aspects (not about to discuss them all here).   For me, it's a "must have" program, and one of the first programs I install on any new machine under my control.

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