XP Anti-spy, or SafeXP?

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  1. HandsOff

    HandsOff Registered Member

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    I've used XP Anti-Spy for a long time, but I'm wondering if safeXP might be a better choice.

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    personally I believe either is a good choice I have used them both and they are a little different but accomplish about the same thing. Probably comes down to which GUI you like.
     
  3. rdsu

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    I use both...

    They have some different and nice settings... ;)
     
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    If they both work fine for you then either will do.. I've had less problems with SafeXP than XP-AntiSpy, however.. others have had opposite experiences.
     
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    i downloaded and installed safexp to give it a try.

    i decided to put a shortcut icon on the desktop but forgot to create the shortcut and just dragged the icon out of the program folder onto the desktop - realising my mistake i dragged the icon back into the folder.

    at that point windows explorer crashed - followed by dr watson - i was able to terminate the explorer task with task manager which freed things up - but half the icons in my system tray had gone AWOL.

    rebooted to get back to normal then created my shortcut.

    if dragging an icon into a folder can screw the system i really do hope that windows isn't used for anything important in this world like air traffic control or monitoring nuclear reactor cores.

    so far XP anti-spy is in the lead - it creates a desktop short cut automatically :D
     
  6. Mrkvonic

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    Hi,
    Likewise here,
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  7. HandsOff

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    This is an interesting subtopic, and since the door has been opened...

    I know this is a horribly inefficient method, but for piece of mind, I create shortcuts this way: i right click the originating icon and select "Create shortcut Here", then I cut and paste the shortcut (as apposed to dragging and then selecting move, copy, create shortcut)...

    - Have you ever noticed that the are many programs available whose only function is to move files? This hints at the possibility that windows may not be very strong in this area. The reasons? I wish I knew! I keep meaning to find out more about this but part of it is just that xp seems to register locations for things like installation location and downloaded file folder.

    This does not seem to work well for my method which is to install from a folder that I just use to install programs, then delete what is left behind. to do it otherwise would leave me wonder if the install files get deleted. it does seem to leave some bad file associations in the registry.

    But...could this be the answer? XPlorer2 seems to actually update associations to moved and deleted files. We'll see.
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    Back to this topic!

    I don't know if it is true but i read that XP-antispy contains some kind of advertizing link for eBay? It does not sound right, but when I upgraded from v3.92 to v3.94(?) i had problems with the interface. I switched back and everything is fine.

    -HandsOff
     
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