No disrepect for your recommendation. Nothing personal I assure you. But I received a strong recommendation for another 'free' app.: "xplorer2 through 3 versions of windows now. I like it very much, enough to buy the paid version but the free version is here: http://zabkat.com/x2lite.htm "
I needed this because my Windows Explorer had gone corrupt.
When I installed xplorer2 it also installed the Conduit search engine and toolbar and changed all my favourite search engine settings to use Conduit - on *all* of my browsers. I was given no option - it just did it. It took me a wasted day to sort the mess out. So I am cautious about other so-called free apps. which may come loaded with adware or unwanted add-ons.
--- On Tue, 5/6/12, Matthew Snyder <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> From: Matthew Snyder <[log in to unmask]>
> Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Mp3 batch tagging programs and importing a CSV file
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Date: Tuesday, 5 June, 2012, 14:46
> Chris J Brady <[log in to unmask]>
> >But this app. comes from Russian - and I don't trust the
> Russians. Does it =
> >come with embedded trojan / virus? And does it install
> yet another damned t=
> >oolbar like Conduit - the latter of which is a pain to
> get rid of?
> I've been using TagScanner (which is in English, you don't
> need to
> know Russian) for about two years, and my computer has yet
> 1) come down with a virus
> 2) install any unwanted toolbars
> 3) go trojan
> 4) explode
> Do you honestly think I would have referred people to this
> software if
> anything like this had happened to me? And don't you think
> Cnet would
> have caught on if there were something fishy about it?
> Their job,
> after all, is to review software. There IS an issue with
> people having
> a problem when they download the software from anywhere
> besides Cnet
> or the publisher's site, but this can be true for any
> software. From
> the point of view of security, where you download from is as
> as the item you are downloading. Also, when installing
> software, PAY
> ATTENTION. The install options will often ask you
> point blank to opt
> in or out of toolbars or other unwanted options.
> Matt Snyder
> Manuscripts & Archives Division
> The New York Public Library
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> Tel: 917-229-9582