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Mike's 'unwanted additions' warning service..

Foxit Reader (good) is currently attaching Search Protect by Conduit (not good). Uncheck the option because it is a pest.

Java (marginal, but a necessary evil for far too many things) is attaching the Ask Toolbar and associated junk. Uncheck it if you value decent Internet searches.. . 

ImgBurn (Good), but you have to be on your toes to stop the unwanted stuff. Basically, uncheck anything that isn't for ImgBurn, and go for the custom install each time that it is offered to you to ensure that you get to uncheck and skip the junk.. 

A commonly held 'view.. '

 "Well, it worked in Windows 95!"

MVP Award years

2005 - 2006 - 2007

2008 - 2009 - 2010

2011 - 2012 - 2013


The original MVP logo

My Favourite Utilities

Speedfan is a great hardware monitor which can automatically control fan speeds, warn when temperatures are rising in the case, and do a SMART scan of your hard drives. A 'must have'.. 

Piriform Speccy tells you what is inside the box and with great accuracy..

Networx shows download/upload bandwidth used..

Piriform Recuva is probably the best file recovery utility around and is free too.. 

Treesize shows you what you have got, where it is, and how much space it is all using..

Windows 8 alternative start menus.. Classic Shell..

Stardock Start8..

Aomei Partition Assistant is the best free utility of its type..


And just in time for the holiday season. The subject: PC Matic..

  • Author: PC Pitstop LLC (the same company which offers PC Tune-up 4.0 through major PC stores)
  • Availability: On line from the PC Matic website or “As Seen On TV’ and ‘Showtime’ stores (neither store is generally associated with computers)
  • What does it do?: It makes your PC faster and lots more besides.

You can only click on this next link if you promise NOT to start the FREE download..

Please do not buy this product, not for yourself, not for family and friends, and not even for your worst enemy. Regardless of who gets it, eventually the PC on which it is installed will end up in the hands of a PC repair tech who then has the job of sorting out what went wrong.

Have a merry, ‘PC Matic less’ time and don’t forget the New Years resolution where you promise yourself not to install anything which makes any wild ‘one click’ claims..


Posted Wed, Dec 4 2013 9:31 by Mike Hall
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