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  1. Are you letting out personal secrets there? PS. All spiders are called Boris, and they do a good job of catching/eating other bugs so you might want to leave them to it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JWpz2OYf1QU
  2. I got intrigued and installed the FF add on (without registering). I'm not sure, it seems to be picking up speeling mistooks, but underlining different sections of text from the misspelled ones. Could be because I wouldn't sign up just to try it out? (Doesn't look anything like the above screenshot either).
  3. Of course once it's bagged in plastic you could spray the bug killer of your choice in there and give it a day or so before opening again. It wouldn't always be needed, but it's only a small on cost that can be passed on to the customer.
  4. Well I booted today and no MB tray icon. TBH it doesn't bother me personally at all if it's there or not, (and it's easy enough to dismiss if it did bother me). I was just reporting what it was doing. @Maurice Naggar I may try the uninstall/reinstall tomorrow while I'm doing my weekly maintenance tasks.
  5. An update to my above post regarding shutdown vs restart. I've noticed that since the June Patch Tuesday updates the MB tray icon is now appearing everytime regardless of whether it's a shutdown/reboot with fast startup enabled, or a restart. I'm not sure if it's Windows fast startup or Malwarebytes that has changed?
  6. Is your Chrome synced, and so it's being restored by the syncing? If you are synced then try turning sync off to see if it stops coming back. If it is being synced then you'll have to remove it from the Google sync server from within Chrome itself. ADW can clear your computer, but it can't touch the Google servers for obvious reasons.
  7. With Win 7 coming to end of support some will be looking to upgrade their OS. How would you like to get a FREE upgrade to Windows 10? (Latest version, 1903). But they stopped doing that a few years back didn't they? Well apparently not. You can still easily upgrade to Windows 10 for free as long as your older Windows has a valid registered licence, see this article for how to do it: https://www.zdnet.com/article/heres-how-you-can-still-get-a-free-windows-10-upgrade/ This is still working, almost 3 years now since the offer ended, that article was updated last week. Of course Microsoft aren't exactly advertising this, why should they if people will pay for a new Win 10 license?
  8. As said in that other thread I mentioned; the new network profile creation seems to be somehow tied in with Defender definition updates, it doesn't always happen everytime you tether. It should be simple enough to schedule a cleaning routine to check for tethering profiles on startup, and remove any that are there. Windows will then just create a new Network 2 profile next time you tether. There again as I aways clear the browser stuff once I've finished a session it should also be easy enough to add it to my cleaning batch file. My cleaner already does that for some other stuff that is not browser related - clear some recent lists, logfiles, solitaire scores, empty the recycle bin, etc. I started writing my own, personalised, cleaner because I got disgruntled with the way CCleaner has turned into dumbed-down nagware. Being targeted at just what I want to clean on my particular laptop means it's finished the cleaning faster than CC would have loaded it's GUI.
  9. I don't think that would work. When you tether the phone to USB Win 10 sometimes creates a new network profile. (We had a previous thread about why it does this). If you denied the system access to create a new reg key for the profile then I suspect that the tethering would simply fail. For the moment, now that I've got what was going on with that syntax, and the unintended escaping, sorted out I'm happy to continue with it in the command window. I've sucessfully got it listing only the tethered network profiles, so just have to carry on extracting the profile designations and deleting the profiles. There are probably easier ways to do it, but it gives me something to play at, plus practice writing batch files. It should be pretty simple once I've written it. If I run the cleaner at the end of each session, as I normally do, then there will (should) only be the one tethered network to remove. (Or none if I've been using wifi). Windows will just create Network 2 each time I tether, and then if it has I'll remove it again when I shut down. (Now if the key was called Network 2 rather than a hex string that would be even easier). Doing that it should never get above Network 2
  10. Thanks David. That does make sense to me now. Exile360, Yes there is usually more than one way to skin cat. Pay your money (or DIY) and take a choice. Some of my browser junk cleaner works on the simple basis of delete the whole cache/history/db/whatever and let the browser recreate it when opened again It could be fancier but often simple works well enough.
  11. What I'm doing is removing old "Network #" profiles. I tether to my phone quite a bit and Win 10 keeps insisting on creating new network profiles when you do that. Currently I manually clear them down now and again using regedit. It's not realy needed but I like to keep things tidy. TBH it would probably be easier to do in Powershell, as most things are, but I eventually want to add it to an existing junk cleaning batch file. I've looked at converting the existing batch to PS and calling it from a batch so it can be double clicked, but that would then mean a UAC warning to elevate it.
  12. Cheers exile, I don't do much programming or scripting these days and when I did it was usually not on Windows. I was aware of the other switches and syntax but was just keeping the above simple. I had tried with wildcards after the trailing \ (which didn't work) but hadn't thought to leave it off altogether. I guess that the parser was seeing it as an alternative closing quote mark. That still seems odd to me. I'll have another play later.
  13. I came across a syntax oddity today in the Command Line that I can't explain/understand. I'm intending to write a batch file to do some registry manipulation so as a start I wanted to query some keys/entries. (Eventually I'll want to remove certain entire keys depending on the contents of a particular entry). Reg Query is the first command for the job; but here is where the oddity showed up. I was running an elevated command window. First attempt was: reg query "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\NetworkList\Profiles\" Which gave an error - 'The system was unable to find the specified registry key or value'. I just couldn't get it to work until (by mistake) I entered: reg query "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\NetworkList\Profiles\ Which sucessfully listed the 16 currently defined profile keys. Note the oddity? There is an opening quotation mark but no closing quotation mark enclosing that path. Normally I would expect to see an error if the quotes were mismatched, not the other way round. All other variations on reg query that I tried do need the closing quotation mark. eg. reg query "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\NetworkList\Profiles\{DA79D4DD-2ADF-4019-9EE8-833B012E44BF}" /v ProfileName Will list the entry 'ProfileName' in the specified key, along with it's type and data. However if I attempt to do a - reg query "HKML\..." /f "search_pattern" on the parent path then it gives an 'error key or value not found' again, with or without mismatching quotes enclosing the path. (and yes the search pattern does exist). Can anyone point me to an explanation for this odd (to me) syntax that might help me understand what is going on? BTW, This is Windows 10 1903.
  14. Looks like Google are still planning to cripple Ad blockers after all: https://www.forbes.com/sites/kateoflahertyuk/2019/05/30/google-just-gave-2-billion-chrome-users-a-reason-to-switch-to-firefox/ https://bgr.com/2019/05/31/google-chrome-update-ad-blockers-dont-work/
  15. If you are using an Ad blocker with Chrome then you need to be aware of this: https://www.forbes.com/sites/kateoflahertyuk/2019/05/30/google-just-gave-2-billion-chrome-users-a-reason-to-switch-to-firefox/ I'm not sure just how this will affect the Malwarebytes extension, I wouldn't think it should affect the malicious site blocking but it may affect the Ads/Clickbait blocking?
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