[triadtechtalk] Re: Portable Program Question

  • From: armando barreiro <armandobarreiro@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: triadtechtalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Fri, 1 Jun 2012 19:27:07 -0700 (PDT)

I install MSE in all the systems that come to me or that I build and MSE is the 
only one that I use in the two Windows boxes that I still have.


--- On Fri, 6/1/12, brian <brian99@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

From: brian <brian99@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: [triadtechtalk] Re: Portable Program Question
To: triadtechtalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Date: Friday, June 1, 2012, 1:01 PM



            I didn't mean to convey that the listing I posted is things
            I have on my computer; it was just a list of programs that
            install tool bars. 

            It could be used by anyone was wondering if a particular
            programs bundled a tool bar with it. 


            Fortunately I did a quick view of the items on the list and
            don't have any of them! 


            I had used AVG for a number of years, but I switched to
            Avira a while ago (I think you recommended it at that time)

            After you had mentioned Microsoft
        Security Essential in a posting a few weeks ago I did installed

        I kept Avira and switch between the two
            deactivation the other while using one of them at a time to

            Then I saw a review of all the free anti virus programs for
            2012 and AVG was on the top again.

            Fondly remembering AVG, I then kept Microsoft Security
            Essentials deactivated, deleted Avira, and started using


            I had since noticed that in the Windows Secrets Newsletter •
            Issue 326 • 2012-02-16, Is your free AV tool a ‘resource

            Fred Langa personally recommends MSE. ( http://tinyurl.com/6wd6wj2

            He said in the posting: 

                    "For me — for now — nothing in these numbers would
                alter my recommendation — and personal use — of
                Microsoft Security Essentials."


              I still have MSE installed, but it is inactive and
        only use if needed.
            Both of them are much easier to use than Avira.

    Since I can only keep AVG inactive until the next boot, I
        don't want to switch MSE
            unless you think there
        is a big difference in the two.


          Your advise would be




    On 6/1/2012 1:55 AM, armando barreiro wrote:
            Re list of installed
              stuff, a quick browse over the list you submitted leads me
              to think that there are things installed that you don't


              In the first place, I use but Microsoft Security
              Essentials only, though I did install McAfee's links
              security advisor toolbar. No need for Zone Alarm, IMO, at


              To check your list of stuff see


              Best wishes,



              --- On Thu, 5/31/12, brian <brian99@xxxxxxxxxxx>


                From: brian <brian99@xxxxxxxxxxx>

                Subject: [triadtechtalk] Re: Portable Program Question

                To: triadtechtalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx

                Date: Thursday, May 31, 2012, 11:01 PM


                   Howard, Chuck, & Armando,


                        Thanks for all the great tips. 


                                "just deleting all the files. If you use
                            a registry cleaner" 

                        Howard, I had stopped using a registry cleaner
                        since I thought W7 runs it periodically.

                        But that is sure good to know I can delete and
                        then scan the registry


                            "unwise.exe "

                        I had wondered for a long time what Unwise.exe
                        was-- it sounded nefarious! 

                        But that sure got rid of Sotonic-Eng7!

                        I had used uninstall but never unwise.exe


                            "If it's listed in your
                            installed programs then it's not portable"

                        Armando, I had been following that line of
                        thinking but Softonic wasn't listed in

                        I think something I may had done back a while
                        ago could have eliminated some installed
                        programs from the 

                         Add/Remove list because they were also not
                        listed in other uninstaller apps I check.



                          "all sorts of
                                        rogue junk that gets added on
                                        when you install lots of

                        Chuck, I spent much of the AM  checking for tool
                        bars; I have a couple that were unwanted and
                        deleted them.

                        I must have been paying attention when
                        installing programs and unchecked nearly tool
                        bar options that had that option before
                        installing the program.

                        I was surprised that I didn't have a problem.


                    It is nice to learn a few more tricks.

                        And although I may not know if a program is
                        portable for sure, I know how to delete it and
                        compensate for left overs with a registry scan.


                        For anyone checking on their tool bars they have
                        I have included a listing below.


                        Thanks for the help again.






                    The list is reproduced here from Calenderof
                      updates forum, with a few edits.

                          4 shared Desktop - Toolbar.

                          Ad-Aware - Google Chrome

                          Adobe Flash Player - Google Toolbar

                          Adobe Reader - eBay Desktop

                          Advanced SystemCare formerly known as Iobit
                      advanced one care - Yahoo Toolbar (selecting    
                      no will still do changes on the system)

                          Aero Fox addon for Firefox - Ask toolbar.

                          Any Video Converter – Google Chrome.

                          AnVir TaskManager - Dealio Toolbar,
                      RegistryCleanerPro and some other third party

                          AOL Instant Messenger - AOL Toolbar

                          Apple’s Software Updater - Safari Browser,
                      QuickTime, iTunes

                          Applian FLV Player - Yahoo Toolbar

                          Auslogics Disk Defrag - Ask Toolbar.

                          Auslogics Duplicate File Finder - Ask Toolbar.

                          Auslogics Registry Defrag - Ask Toolbar

                          Auslogics System Information - Ask Toolbar

                          Avast - Google Chrome but not pre-selected.

                          AVG LinkScanner, AVG Free, AVG 9 - Yahoo

                          BitComet - Google Toolbar

                          BitTorrent 6.1.2/6.3 - Ask Toolbar

                          BurnAware Free - Ask Toolbar.

                          CCleaner (standard installer) - Yahoo Toolbar

                          CDBurnerXP - Ask toolbar, SpywareTerminator
                      and Uniblue Registry Booster.

                          ChrisTV Lite - ChrisTV Toolbar/Relevant
                      Knowledge adware.

                          ClamWin - Ask Toolbar

                          Corel Paint Shop Pro X - Yahoo! Toolbar but
                      not pre-checked.

                          CPU-Z - Ask Toolbar

                          CSmenu - Ask Toolbar.

                          Cyberlink BD Advisor - Google Toolbar.

                          Cyberlink PowerDVD 8 - Google Toolbar and BETA
                      of Moovielive

                          Daemon Tools - Search tool and sponsor ad

                          Defraggler - Yahoo Toolbar

                          DexTop - RegistryBooster.

                          Digsby instant messenger – Yahoo Toolbar,
                      MyFreeze NetAssistant for Firefox, Smart Shopper,
                      WeatherBug, Regsitry Power Cleaner, Relevant
                      Knowledge Toolbar, changes     browser homepgae to
                      My Freeze. Additionally, if uses your bandwidth to
                      crawl         the web for stock market research.

                          DivX - Yahoo Toolbar/Norton Security Scan

                          Driver Sweeper - Open Candy.

                          Duplicate Cleaner - Bing Toolbar and Search
                      Helper Extension in Firefox.

                          DVDx - Ask Toolbar

                          FLV Player - Yahoo! Toolbar.

                          FormatFactory - ebay shorcut and/or Ask

                          Foxit Pdf Reader - Ask Toolbar and ebay
                      shortcut in desktop

                          Freecommander - ebay shortcuts.

                          Free Download Manager - prechecked and bundles
                      Software Informer

                          Free YouTube to MP3 Converter - DVDSoft
                      Toolbar, search engine.

                          Game House Installers - Google Desktop Search
                      and/or Google Toolbar for IE.

                          GameVance Installer - Ask Toolbar and Weather
                      Channel Desktop

                          GetGo Download Manager - Ask Toolbar.

                          Glary Utilities - Ask Toolbar

                          GOM Player - Ask Toolbar.

                          Google Earth - Pre checked Google Toolbar
                      installation or Chrome browser.

                          Google Talk - no addon but will change default
                      search setting of IE

                          Hotspot Shield - Hotspot Shield Community
                      Toolbar (by default) from Conduit.

                          ICQ - ICQ Toolbar

                          IE7Pro - Offering ProgSense. Installed Grab
                      Pro Toolbar (using Ask search).

                          IM ToolPack - Crawler toolbar.

                          ImgBurn - Ask Toolbar and Uniblue Desktop

                          IMMUNET - Ask Toolbar.

                          Incredimail - MyStart Homepage and Search Page

                          IOBit Security 360 - IObit Toolbar.

                          IOBit Smart Defrag - Yahoo Toolbar/Search

                          IObit Advanced SystemCare - Yahoo Toolbar.

                          IrfanView - Google Toolbar for IE and Google
                      Desktop Search

                          Isobuster - Ask Toolbar

                          IZArc - RegistryBooster.

                          Logitech Setpoint - Logitech Yahoo! Toolbar

                          ManyCam Virtual Webcam - Ask Toolbar and
                      Norton Security Scan.

                          Maxathon 2 - Facebook Sidebar Plugin

                          McAfee Site Advisor update - Yahoo! default
                      browser search

                          MediaCoder - Registry Reviver.

                          MessengerPlus! Live - Ask Toolbar.

                          Miro - Ask Toolbar.

                          MP3 WMA Converter - Yahoo Search and Delio
                      Comparsion Shopping Toolbar

                          MooO Connection Watcher - AutoComplete Pro

                          MyPhoneExplorer - offering ebay shortcuts

                          Nero Free, Nero Burning Rom or Nero 9
                      Essentials and Nero BurnLite 10 - Ask Toolbar

                          Norton products - Ask Search in Norton
                      toolbar. No option to remove and it was pushed by
                      including in a Norton patch.

                          Office Live add-in - includes Silverlight as

                          OpenCandy - offering third party software.
                      Report says that even if you do not install the
                      3rd party software, there is modification in the
                      registry, files and will add tracking cookies.
                      There's also Conduit Toolbar in the page

                          PalTalk - Ask Toolbar. There's a nag screen
                      prompting to upgrade from free to paid edition. No
                      way to turn off the nag.

                          Panda Cloud AV - Yahoo Search Assistant and a
                      pre-checked toolbar.

                          PC Tools Spyware Doctor - Google Toolbar

                          PC Tools Firewall Plus - Google Toolbar and

                          PC Tools ThreatFire - Google Toolbar.

                          PC Wizard 2010 - Ask Toolbar.

                          PDFCreator - Yahoo Toolbar. Also offers
                      PDFforger Toolbar and Widgi Toolbar (mybrowser

                          PDF-XChangeViewer - Ask Toolbar.

                          Perfect Utilities - Relevant Knowledge (RK)

                          PhotoFiltre - Ask Toolbar.

                          Picpick - Ask Toolbar.

                          Quick Media Converter HD - Ask Toolbar, Ask
                      Search, Ask Homepage (by default).

                          Quicksys RegDefrag - Ask Toolbar.

                          RapidTyping - Bing Toolbar.

                          Recuva - Yahoo toolbar

                          RealPlayer - Google Chrome pre-checked.

                          Risingware Fast Start Genie - installs Fast
                      Start Genie and Risingware i-Desktop.

                          Shockwave Player - Norton Security Scan or
                      Google Toolbar

                          SIW (System Information for Windows) - Crawler
                      Toolbar. The installer of SIW (free version) will
                      offer SnagIt (report here)or PC Tools Registry
                      Mechanic (report here) but not pre-checked.

                          Skype - Google Toolbar and Browser Highlighter

                          Spiderplayer - Bing Toolbar.

                          Spyware Terminator - Web security guard,

                          StarBurn - installs StarPort DVD-ROM Emulator
                      and SaveTubeVideo tools

                          Sun Java RE (online installer) - Google
                      Toolbar / Live Search for Windows Toolbar. There's
                      report too that Carbonite Backup is being offered
                      (depends on your location)

                          Sun Java - OpenOffice.org

                          Thoosje Sidebar - Amazon or eBay toolbar.

                          Trillian - Ask Toolbar, Weather Channel
                      Desktop and RegistryBooster

                          Unlocker 1.90 - eBay Desktop shortcuts and
                      Bing Toolbar (with 30 seconds waiting for
                      proceeding to install if you'll uncheck Bing
                      Toolbar install).

                          uTorrent - Ask Toolbar.

                          Vdownloader Plus - Ask Toolbar and eBay

                          Veoh media player - Yahoo toolbar, search
                      engine change & search protection

                          VSO Image Resizer - Ask Toolbar.

                          WeatherBug - Ask Toolbar.

                          Webroot SpySweeper - Ask Toolbar

                          Wildfire CD Ripper - Download Energy Torrent

                          Winamp - Winamp Toolbar

                          Windows Live Installer - Windows Live Toolbar
                      and Sign-in Assistant

                          Windows SteadyState - Windows Live Toolbar

                          Winzip - RegistryBooster and Google Toolbar

                          xplorer2Lite - Conduit toolbar

                          XP-Antispy - eBay Shortcuts.

                          YaHoo! Instant Messenger - YaHoo! toolbar,
                      with ‘YaHoo! Search Protection’ and homepage
                      change to YaHoo!

                          ZoneAlarm - Conduit toolbar. Search powered by



                    On 5/31/2012 9:01 AM, Howard wrote:
                                From: ChasM49@xxxxxxx
                                Sent: Thursday, May 31, 2012
                                  9:41 AM
                                To: triadtechtalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
                                Subject: [triadtechtalk] Re:
                                  Portable Program Question
                                ... I agree totally with Chuck in OK!!!
                                If a computer comes to me for repair, I
                                go through the add/remove programs and
                                remove ALL toolbars.
                                there are any tool bars on the computer
                                that are not in the add/remove, I simply
                                delete them and run my registry cleaner
                                to remove the stuff left in the
                                registry. Many of them read your
                                keystrokes and send the info back! They
                                also eventually add a lot of bars across
                                your browser and take up a lot of
                                viewing area on your monitor. They cause
                                more problems than some viruses. 
                                to stay away from installing as a lot of
                                them piggyback on other installs and
                                need to be unchecked to avoid installing
                                Brian keep in mind there
                                    are all sorts of rogue junk that
                                    gets added on when you install lots
                                    of programs.... most of them are
                                    near useless and when comes to toll
                                    bar helpers I dump them totally have
                                    no use nor want any jerk outfit
                                    taking my control for their advert
                                    trash bag junk. And if after
                                    deleting the toolbar trash a
                                    particular program wont work to me
                                    it simply means came form the
                                    garbage can since needs trash to
                                    make money for the company.Keeo\p it
                                    simple stupid still is my game plan
                                    and I will not allow or keep any of
                                    the rash drive by add-ons that get
                                    stuck in with lots of programs.....
                                    and near all the big outfits sucker
                                    you into it...... ask your self...
                                    how many times have you seen the
                                    Google junk added in when installing
                                    programs? to me way too many and I
                                    do use Google but not as a toolbar
                                    and the rest of the junk it wants to
                                    add so they can make money.To me
                                    seems you have been out searching
                                    the dumpster's and finding so called
                                    needed programs that have dumped
                                    stuff on you unknowingly. keep in
                                    mind there are no more free
                                    lunches...... its all advert trash
                                    generally.......... chuck in Ok

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