Windows 10: Do you think about what applications you install on your computer? We are not talking about applications like Word or Photoshop, which have millions of users and are completely safe to use. We mean other third-party apps that, according to their manufacturers, are necessary…
For example, how confident are you that Windows 10 Start menu replacement software does not spy on you? Are you sure that the software that will clean up your computer registry does more harm than good? And are you sure that your favorite free game does not come with some malware?
Of course, most Windows applications are not going to cause problems. But there are some, which are popular, but you should not install for any reason.
Here are some Windows 10 applications that you should be avoiding.
If you do not know, CCleaner is an improved version of Windows's native Windows cleanup tool.
The application serves two functions. First, it can act as a privacy protection tool by deleting information such as history browsing or recently opened apps. Second, it can remove old features, logs, and unused applications from your system.
This includes the archives Windows logs, old installation files and temporary internet files.
None of these characteristics it is not inherently bad. However, part of the disk cleanup tool also offers a registry cleaner. Applications that clean the computer's registry may promise a lot, but they often do more harm than good, especially if you don't know how to interpret the results.
Anyway, you do not need the application to keep your system running smoothly.
A good antivirus should completely protect you from all threats and be so discreet that you do not notice it running in the background. Threat detection by Norton is good, but the point where it suffers is at the second point.
If you google problems that slow down a Windows computer, you'll notice that the top results are from Norton's website. You will also find hundreds publications in forums on the same topic. Many of these date back to the last 12 months.
Save money. Use one of the free antivirus apps.
Did you know WhatsApp offers a version of the desktop application? It was released in May of 2016, but its adoption was sluggish.
You will not find any practical difference between this computer version and the Web version. Unlike Telegram, you need to connect your mobile phone and be on the same Wi-Fi network to work.
If there is an app on this list, which you should avoid in any way and at any cost, it is Flash Player. The omnipresent application is over age 20 years and has often led to a disaster in security systems.
Each calendar year, it offers attackers eight in 10 the top vulnerabilities used by exploit kits.
In the midst of 2017, Adobe announced it would withdraw Flash, though we will continue to see it until 2020.
Windows 10 and Internet Explorer
O Edge μπορεί να μην το πρόγραμμα browsing που προτιμά ο καθένας, αλλά σε σύγκριση με τον Internet Explorer, μοιάζει πολύ καλύτερο λογισμικό.
Despite the presence of Edge, Microsoft continues to have available for download Internet Explorer.
Officially, the application is now dead, as Microsoft has said it will no longer add new features to it. However, the latest update was released in December of 2017, indicating that Redmond is not ready to accept the withdrawal of the browser. Old habits die hard.
Of course, Microsoft will keep the application updated for several years as part of its policy, but it is difficult to understand why the application is still available for downloading to the general public.
If you think there are other applications that should be included in this list, leave your comment…