No software this time as the reply got quite large…
[QUOTE=beef barley;2772694]Now I understood that, you do not go all the way back, like I thought. I do not know if there is an answer to this question, but here goes. Is there a place in the code where these people like to place there code?[/QUOTE]
It will depend on the size of the code, something simple can be hidden in free space within the file and so not even increase file size. If it is bigger, it may hook itself on as an overlay… Whatever, you grab the entry point to make sure the malicious program gets called. some lame attempts bakes both programs into a cab-archive which is what you start and so starts both programs within. Lots of possibilities, only scepticism can stop
[QUOTE=beef barley;2772694]Also thank you for the above mentioned program.
The jury is still out on whether the following program works properly in Windows 10 as far as I’m concerned. I have had thoughts about kicking it into touch a few times, but for some reason I have not so far.
Nah, I think I’ll skip. Here’s why:
Installs a PSI driver “C:\Windows\System32\Drivers\psi_mf_amd64.sys” which for the most is OK… but then:
So unless this program is firmly connected to the net, you do not get to use it. I thought I read something about you needed a registered ID to use the web-support, not any about requiring the download of an ID. Add to it a systemtray-application that started regardless if I had unchecked “Launch the program…”, and the fact that even exiting the system tray application does not stop the program and the test stopped there
[QUOTE=beef barley;2772700]Did I miss the original name and do you know it?[/QUOTE]
You missed nothing, I simply do not know - I mention that there is a forum thread which says that the program was renamed to ‘Smart Duplicate Finder’ for a short while while hosted on 12oclocker.com. Could it be that it was renamed after the other ‘stole’ the name and then changed the name back? My website-find seem to vote in that direction. Then again, could mean absolutely nothing.
Its strength is in handling crazy numbers of files and so it deletes the oldest (or was it newest?) duplicates by date (only ever tested the oldest version on the RAID) and is not very flexible.
[QUOTE=beef barley;2772700]I would be really interested on your thoughts on this one?
I know this does not mean better, but the only reason I bring it up is the fact that it is current and looks like they still update it.[/QUOTE]
I find nothing wrong with it. Phones home on startup, probably to check for updates.
Works as it should in my three tests done now, more flexible than 'Simple duplicate finder (which does not say much ).
Clean install too, no exessive registry writes, does not even need the installer:
You may want to go for ‘Custom Install (Advanced)’ to avoid installing ‘BoostSpeed’ or to avoid getting yet another icon on the desktop.
I can not stand the bullshit of routing me to their homepage after install - I am perfectly able to find the help menu, thank you!
Just before that browser opens ‘gasender.exe’ (Google Analytics Sender) contacts a remote server at port 80 (22.214.171.124). The communication is signed by ‘Auslogics Labs Pty Ltd’.
[QUOTE=beef barley;2772700]I did not want to post this out of context, so I found this at the end of this.
I found the number interesting and regarding the name question I found this interesting.[/QUOTE]
[B]DupeGuru![/B] [B]Now that is what I call non-bragging software[/B]
Hehe, years ago, I surfed by his site and read a rather good piece of text about shareware and donationware. I thought why not support this guy, and so bought all his programs
Dupeguru has always been slow, but very accurate… And it fails on my RAID. I have used it on my picture collection and other isolated stuff frequently as it is not only accurate, but fleksible too.
[B]Now about Windows 10, he writes on November 1st, 2015[/B]:
"[I]The last time I used Windows “for real” was more than 10 years ago, in 2005. Since then, the only times I’ve ever used Windows was for building executables or for testing purposes. With time, it grew more and more foreign to me and I came to hate it.
I hate Windows with passion now. It seems to get everything backwards. I came to dread having to launch my Windows VM.
So, why bother with Windows at all? Because many dupeGuru and moneyGuru users are also Windows users and I don’t want to abandon them.
But now, we’re in a situation where Windows 10 was released and I haven’t tried it yet. I see reports of dupeGuru not working well on it and I really, really don’t want to start debugging dupeGuru on Windows 10.[/I]
There is no news update after this message and so the situation seem to be the same. I have not looked into it, but maybe it can be mended by adding a Manifest to get it to run as administrator and/or by saying don’t trigger the compatibility assistant?