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25 minutes ago, Eindhoven said:

^^

 

No need for shortened links. People like to know on what they are clicking.

 

https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/all/strange-pop-up-notice-after-update/c244e2e1-fe8e-40e4-9c29-d0d224478142

 

Avira indeed. Get rid.

your opinion, sometimes links are 4 lines or more, but i will remember if i add a link for you, which i doubt i will.

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Just now, Eindhoven said:

By the way...you never did say if you were happy with the work done on your apartment.

Hmmmm.......please refresh my memory on that one!! It's not what it used to be!!!

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Just now, steve187 said:

your opinion, sometimes links are 4 lines or more, but i will remember if i add a link for you, which i doubt i will.

 

 

Nope. You can usually just cut out the useless part of the links, which are often just for tracking purpose. Usually everything from the question marks onwards can go.

Yes, it's my opinion that people prefer to know on what they are clicking. Hidden links are usually unnecessary.

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Just now, xylophone said:

Hmmmm.......please refresh my memory on that one!! It's not what it used to be!!!

 

Whoops....I was thinking of something else. I remember now.

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2 hours ago, Eindhoven said:

No need for shortened links. People like to know on what they are clicking.

 

All browsers should have a way to display the full path of a link when hovering over it. If not dump your browser.

 

This link says Google but is that really where it directs to?

https://google.com

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7 minutes ago, KeeTua said:

 

All browsers should have a way to display the full path of a link when hovering over it. If not dump your browser.

 

This link says Google but is that really where it directs to?

https://google.com

 

 

Did you actually hover over the links that steve187 posted before you wrote what you wrote?

 

 

 

Hover over the links that steve187 produced and then come back ...

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i searched google with the image, here are the results - https://bit.ly/3aYHi6s

 

they are talking about the image on reddit here- https://bit.ly/3ajEWA8

 

 

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3 hours ago, Eindhoven said:

Hover over the links that steve187 produced and then come back ...

My post was a response to your statement: "No need for shortened links. People like to know on what they are clicking"

 

Which implies that if its not a shortened link the link will go to the location displayed. That is not always true as I demonstrated above.

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There's all sorts of software similar to Avira which is either a trial version or something downed from a site which is one of those 'grab-all' things . . . and I've learned to NOT let them install automatically.

Not just to always do a custom install, but to check the licence agreement right to the end before you click OK - quite often at the end of it there's a mention of the 'bonus' (haha) it's going to install for FREE!

Only today I broke my rule and was just about to install a wifi driver upgrade from a generic site - then I  noticed it was about to install Firefox as my default  browser as well.

 

I had a problem like this few few years back with a free version of Avira, and have since read that this is common . . . and it's a real problem to uninstall, too; leaves annoying bits behind.

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Avira self-updates, both the virus definitions and the program itself.  It also installs other stuff you didn't ask for when you use the free version.  Try uninstalling all the other Avira stuff except for "Avira Antivirus" and "Avira Security."  You need both of those to run the antivirus.

Avira can be a pain with all the junk they try to foist on you, but once you get past that it seems to do a good job as an AV.  I just posted something about this on another thread. 

 

 

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