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#1 Texas Deere and Horse OFFLINE  

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Posted January 19, 2014 - 04:11 PM

About 3 hours ago, I was searching for a good free photo editor and found one recommended by one of the PC mags online. I did the direct download and must have missed an ADD-ON, because I also downloaded a program called "MySearchDial" .. It has taken my since then to get my default browser home page back. Not only does this program download onto your computer, but it changes all you default home pages on every browser you have installed on your computer. I had to delete the program from my program files but also remove and reset the home page on FF, Chrome and IE .. I now have less hair and more of a headache, but it's gone.

 

 

PLEASE BE CAREFUL!!

 

 

PS, Still don't have a good free photo editor!

 

 


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Posted January 19, 2014 - 04:15 PM

This is what I use. Here is what all it will do.


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Posted January 19, 2014 - 04:24 PM

Kenny, that is exactly what I was downloading when I got this BUG!! I am afraid to download it now.


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Posted January 19, 2014 - 04:45 PM

Kenny, that is exactly what I was downloading when I got this BUG!! I am afraid to download it now.

OOPS! Now what?



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Posted January 19, 2014 - 04:49 PM

I use photo explosion,i have had no problems with it.



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Posted January 19, 2014 - 04:51 PM

Brian, Try Gimp They have a version for M$ Windows.  You may have to click on the "view more downloads" link to see the windows version.  It's an opensource project so you will not get the crap as you just did.  The versions towards the top are Linux versions.


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Posted January 19, 2014 - 04:55 PM

Brian, I may need to e-mail you my .exe I downloaded some time back.

 

 


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Posted January 19, 2014 - 04:58 PM

This is what I use. Here is what all it will do.

 

I got Photoscape downloaded clean this time, I must have missed one of the ADD-ONs  check mark boxes in the Users Agreement, got it right this time. Thanks guys and be careful!!


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Posted January 19, 2014 - 05:08 PM

I preach to my kids never to do the automatic installation. That's where they often hide that crap.
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Posted January 19, 2014 - 05:08 PM

Got it sent to your e-mail. Guess you can delete it now!


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Posted January 19, 2014 - 05:16 PM

I preach to my kids never to do the automatic installation. That's where they often hide that crap.

 

I think I missed one of the express buttons, there were several to change and un-check. :wallbanging:



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Posted January 19, 2014 - 05:49 PM

Even microsoft updates puts crap in your computer these days, so set the auto-update to prompt you before installing so you can drop the crap they try to shove on you.  Some were hard to un-install too.


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Posted January 19, 2014 - 06:29 PM

Thanks for the heads up. I had no idea, that even MS was allowing hidden crap

in the auto updates. That's just all so wrong. I guess I'm computer naïve.

 

And the worst of it, is that for those of us, that aren't so

computer savy , it's a darn nightmare. Afraid to try to fix it

because of the fear of messing that up, and losing everything. So we tolerate substandard

performance. :wallbanging:

 

Why can't we all just hold hands, and sing kumbaya. Nah, that's scary too.


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Posted January 19, 2014 - 07:48 PM

You get what you pay for. Free is free


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Posted January 19, 2014 - 07:56 PM

I have a computer whiz that I call every so often to come over and clean both my computers. He is good at what he does and  doesn't charge very  much. If I get a problem program that locks me up he usually comes right over. Guy is nice to have around. :thumbs:






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