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Re: The Classic Browser... at last!

Postby tsukoui » Tue Aug 01, 2017 7:41 am

Tell me more about these ransom ware attacks, why are they being advertised at all?
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Re: The Classic Browser... at last!

Postby tsukoui » Tue Aug 01, 2017 9:46 am

Still working on my AI, I guess a contract is a contract until it's gone :lol: Is vimeo private now? Prove it!
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Re: The Classic Browser... at last!

Postby tsukoui » Tue Aug 01, 2017 10:53 am

How did you get George's emails?
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Re: The Classic Browser... at last!

Postby Get Real! » Tue Aug 01, 2017 11:33 am

supporttheunderdog wrote:If it was a warning with an option to proceed I would. Unfortunately it seems to be a block. We have lots of them . Sites like youtube, facebook, most to do with cars, online shopping, software, property, forums, bulletin etc, all seem to be stopped on our network. Quite lucky that for some reason CF is not blocked.

We are increasingly cyber security conscious, which is partly linked to GDPR to protect personal data, prevent unauthorised financial transactions, etc, and to otherwise protect against malware, such the recent ransomeware attacks.

That said, there might be a way. Might bring my work beast home.

If it's a company workstation then you won't be the administrator so you should install it on a home computer first and then copy the files from "C:\Program Files (x86)\The Classic Browser" to a USB stick (yes it is portable) and then to a low-privilege directory of the workstation such as "C:\The Classic Browser".

Finally R-click on the executable file "classic.exe" and create a desktop icon.

I don't know if all this is too much for you but I do realize that the CF crowd isn’t the most suitable for this kind of geeky browser so I’m contemplating not advertising here any more.
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Re: The Classic Browser... at last!

Postby supporttheunderdog » Tue Aug 01, 2017 12:28 pm

Get Real! wrote:
supporttheunderdog wrote:If it was a warning with an option to proceed I would. Unfortunately it seems to be a block. We have lots of them . Sites like youtube, facebook, most to do with cars, online shopping, software, property, forums, bulletin etc, all seem to be stopped on our network. Quite lucky that for some reason CF is not blocked.

We are increasingly cyber security conscious, which is partly linked to GDPR to protect personal data, prevent unauthorised financial transactions, etc, and to otherwise protect against malware, such the recent ransomeware attacks.

That said, there might be a way. Might bring my work beast home.

If it's a company workstation then you won't be the administrator so you should install it on a home computer first and then copy the files from "C:\Program Files (x86)\The Classic Browser" to a USB stick (yes it is portable) and then to a low-privilege directory of the workstation such as "C:\The Classic Browser".

Finally R-click on the executable file "classic.exe" and create a desktop icon.

I don't know if all this is too much for you but I do realize that the CF crowd isn’t the most suitable for this kind of geeky browser so I’m contemplating not advertising here any more.


Yes this a company workstation: I looked a pausing protection (Endpoint) but the app is password protected to prevent tinkering: I can otherwise manage a copy op.


( I was at one time an IT coordinator which was a secondary role to my normal job - I was running Novell 286 and then 3("386') , with a multiplicity of servers and comms kit running DOS , IBM OS/2, plus a couple of versions of NT, I think 3.51 and 4: when our 486 based Novell server (a nice Dell tower) was declared redundant I stripped it down and rebuilt it as a home machine running W95 with two then "big" : HDD, 2GB a piece. I was a bit geeky at the time. )

There is BTW a better reason to advertise elsewhere - few readers left here -
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Re: The Classic Browser... at last!

Postby Get Real! » Tue Aug 01, 2017 12:56 pm

supporttheunderdog wrote:Yes this a company workstation: I looked a pausing protection (Endpoint) but the app is password protected to prevent tinkering: I can otherwise manage a copy op.

( I was at one time an IT coordinator which was a secondary role to my normal job - I was running Novell 286 and then 3("386') , with a multiplicity of servers and comms kit running DOS , IBM OS/2, plus a couple of versions of NT, I think 3.51 and 4: when our 486 based Novell server (a nice Dell tower) was declared redundant I stripped it down and rebuilt it as a home machine running W95 with two then "big" : HDD, 2GB a piece. I was a bit geeky at the time. )

Novell eh... that brings back memories :lol:

Well I’ve got an ever growing following of geeks and I’m happy with them.

These are people who are fully versed with Windows, wouldn’t even dream of using a (personal) computer unless they are the administrator. They don’t have problems temporarily disabling an anti-virus just to get something done, have no issues with HTTP/HTTPS quirks, some don’t even use/need an anti-virus, and many have websites of their own. That’s my kind of crowd.

These days I don’t even reply to support calls like… “My anti-virus said…” I just don’t have the time for novice support so I ignore them.

supporttheunderdog wrote:There is BTW a better reason to advertise elsewhere - few readers left here -

It's all about backlinks... :)
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Re: The Classic Browser... at last!

Postby tsukoui » Tue Aug 01, 2017 2:19 pm

I have a desktop router running Linux instead of Cobol, am wondering whether to open another account :lol:
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Re: The Classic Browser... at last!

Postby supporttheunderdog » Wed Aug 02, 2017 11:51 pm

having fun importing favourites from chrome: cannot find a text file. chrome seems to hold them as html.

Edge only exports bing though i imported all my chrome favourites there
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Re: The Classic Browser... at last!

Postby Get Real! » Thu Aug 03, 2017 12:13 am

supporttheunderdog wrote:having fun importing favourites from chrome: cannot find a text file. chrome seems to hold them as html.

Edge only exports bing though i imported all my chrome favourites there

To import Chrome's bookmarks the browser looks for the presence of...

C:\Users\YOUR-USER-NAME\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Bookmarks

Indeed the file "Bookmarks" is a html type of file.

If you want you can delete the file “ChromeFavs.txt” in the browser’s directory and try importing again…
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Re: The Classic Browser... at last!

Postby Get Real! » Thu Aug 03, 2017 12:22 am

The only problem I can think of is that Chrome on your system doesn’t use…

C:\Users\YOUR-USER-NAME\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Bookmarks

…under Windows 10 and instead saves its stuff somewhere else!

I *did* ask you guys to give me feedback if you have Windows 10, but nobody responded so I assumed that Windows10 was importing fine.

Paphits, also never complained about having any problems importing Chrome favorites under Windows 10, plus there are many other Windows 10 users with no complains so I have no idea what the problem is at your end if the Bookmarks file is not being found.
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