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This download has issues. It constantly asks for an upgrade. You may want to wait until the company has resolved that. Last year when I used it it was cool as heck. I still have it installed but just to monitor for awhile and write a review-as this company does take user input seriously.

Fire fox users can download this add-on to scramble keystrokes. encrypts your keystrokes at the kernel driver level to protect what you type from keyloggers.


clicking this link will start the downloadKeyScramblerclicking this link will start the download


protects everything you type into Firefox, including:

All login forms and dialogs, online shopping, webmail, forums, and more
The Firefox master password dialog
URL and search bar
Other Firefox add-ons and toolbars like RoboForm, Chatzilla, and Sxipper.

Read more at the Firefox add-ons site

hummmm sound familiar............. It will as it is being installed (you have to uncheck it) also do IE as a add on.
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Just to be informed. From my XP newsletter..........

Editor's Corner

Will the Web Browser Become the Operating System?

For many years now, government anti-trust agencies have been complaining about Microsoft "bundling" the Internet Explorer web browser with the Windows operating system. Microsoft argued that the browser was an integral part of the OS, and it was no coincidence that both the web browser and file manager were named "Explorer" and could be used more or less interchangeably. Microsoft recognized at that time that local and Internet resources would become more and more intertwined, and gave users a way to access both through the same interface.

But software companies that made competing web browsers cried "foul" and pressed authorities to stop Microsoft from including its web browser with the OS, protesting that this gave IE an unfair advantage in the browser market. Now it's come to the point where the European version of Windows 7 (called Windows 7 E) won't include IE at all. It will be up to OEMs to provide one or more browsers, and consumers who buy the boxed version will have to figure out how to deal with the conundrum of not having a browser built-in when you install the operating system. Just as I need my glasses to find my glasses when I misplace them, you need a web browser - or some other means of accessing downloadable files across the Internet - to get a web browser.

At the same time all this is going on, open source advocates are making a pitch for using Linux instead of Windows based on the idea that "the operating system doesn't matter anymore" because everything is done in the ... web browser! In other words, the web browser is the interface.
Think-About-Tech - Why Windows 7 Doesn't Matter

Even Apple fans are embracing this philosophy that the Internet is - or in the future will be - the operating system:
The Operating System Is Dead - AppleMatters

Now comes the announcement that Google is getting into the desktop operating system business. Their first effort at this is rumored to be due out sometime in the second part of 2010 and it's going to be called (you saw this coming, right?) Chrome OS. That's right, same name as their web browser.
http://www.wxpnews.com/9B5XD9/090714-Google-OS

Of course, the company has already tried its hand at an open source (sort of) operating system for mobile phones, Android, which is currently available on some T-Mobile phones:
Android | Official Website

At this point, no one in the tech press is sure about the details surrounding Chrome OS, and those who do know aren't talking much. The story is that it will be a separate OS from Android, a "web-based" or "cloud" operating system with a Linux kernel and a "new windowing system," designed to shift much of the interface from the local computer to the web. Google announced that Acer, ASUS, HP and Lenovo had formed partnerships with them, so it's likely we'll see computers from some or all of those vendors sold with the Chrome OS.

Everything I've read about Chrome OS stresses its "simplicity" and "minimalism" and the fact that it's "web based." Sounds a lot like a Linux thin client to me. If so, its success is going to be dependent on popular acceptance of the whole cloud computing concept. And despite the fact that netbooks are selling like hotcakes, most of the people I talk to and readers I hear from - both from the consumer and IT pro categories - still have serious reservations about trusting the cloud with their data and applications.

Now here's a question to consider: if the EU requires Microsoft not to bundle its web browser with its operating system, will it require Google to provide a version of Chrome OS that doesn't include the Chrome web browser? Could this "web based operating system" even exist without its web browser?

Some will argue that they can do everything they need to do with web based applications right now, and I suppose that's true if you only do limited tasks on your computer. Sure, you can get your mail via Gmail or Hotmail, or even if you have an Exchange account, you can use Outlook Web Access (OWA) if your mail server supports it. But it's not the same as a full featured email client like Outlook 2007 (and Outlook 2010 is even better). There have been times when I was traveling and had to use OWA and it works - but it's not nearly as efficient and flexible as using "real" Outlook. Likewise, you can use Google Docs for word processing but if you're used to Word, you're probably going to feel as if you're settling for less. And while there are several online photo editing applications, having to upload your pictures to a server somewhere in order to manipulate them is a pain.

I like my web browser and it figures prominently in my everyday computing. But I certainly don't want to use it for everything. In fact, I'm trying to get more things out of the browser. For example, I recently installed a cool little Outlook add-on called Twinbox that integrates my Twitter account into Outlook, so that I can read tweets and compose my own from within Outlook, without ever having to go to the Twitter web site. There's one for Facebook, too, that lets you update your FB status from Outlook. Both of these are made by TechHit and you can download them free at
Microsoft Outlook Add-ins and Utilities - TechHit.com

Is it just me, or do others think an operating system needs to be much more than just a platform for a web browser? Has the tide changed since our last discussion of cloud computing? Are more of you warming up to the idea of having your applications and data reside on a remote server? Could you get along fine with a single local application - the web browser? Tell us what you think. Discuss this topic with other readers in our interactive forums at
WXPNews - Will the Web Browser Become the Operating System?

I have to think on this B-4 I answer. But if anyone else has thoughts please express them.
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Oops salty I meant to put this B-4 the above.
You know I installed the key logger thingy last evening on the lap top. So once I was ready to update the lap top,.

I first must re-set the clock to get my Kaspersky Internet Security to update or I have to do it manually. Then I clicked on IE.. Not the home page but this page came up.. C:\KeyScrambler\getting_started.html .. so what do I need to do with it?

Seeing there is no verfied company name I fear this could be putting a key logger on my machine.
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M$ had several updates for XP and Vista today. Plus I ge tthis newsletter from M$. and you can to if you would like to subscribe to it or any other newsletters, just check the boxes.

Security for Home Computer Users: Get the latest computer security newsTuesday, July 14, 2009 7:56 PM
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Oops salty I meant to put this B-4 the above.
You know I installed the key logger thingy last evening on the lap top. So once I was ready to update the lap top,.

I first must re-set the clock to get my Kaspersky Internet Security to update or I have to do it manually. Then I clicked on IE.. Not the home page but this page came up.. C:\KeyScrambler\getting_started.html .. so what do I need to do with it?

Seeing there is no verfied company name I fear this could be putting a key logger on my machine.
I worry about security believe me.
Go to add or remove programs in the Control panel and just uninstall it.
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Go to add or remove programs in the Control panel and just uninstall it.
I haven't just said that, I asked a question about it popping up and what might I choose to do. Haven't you gone through this before? Click the link and see the page that popped up. I have a key logger detector if I need to run it to check after all is installed. Thanks
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The last one sits on the toolbar and runs in the background once a week. It can tell you which software needs updating, has the site to do so, and if it can't be fixed it shows you where the item is to be removed. It also has a help site you can join.
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I haven't just said that, I asked a question about it popping up and what might I choose to do. Haven't you gone through this before? Click the link and see the page that popped up. I have a key logger detector if I need to run it to check after all is installed. Thanks
The newest version has that glitch in it. the pop up, and it means nothing. Just very flucking annoying. You can go on there forums/feedback site and tell them about it or just delete it. I am sure when the new upgrade comes out they are going to be aware of it though.
I use it when I go to a game or music site cause they're so bad about spamming and stuff. Used to have a temporary password too, but you can only download so much crup on these things.
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For those of you who are interested in downloading an easy spell checker here is one ADD Spellbound to FireFox
OK, I completely misread that. I thought you were offering a spell check for people with Attention Deficit Disorder.
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The newest version has that glitch in it. the pop up, and it means nothing. Just very flucking annoying. You can go on there forums/feedback site and tell them about it or just delete it. I am sure when the new upgrade comes out they are going to be aware of it though.
I use it when I go to a game or music site cause they're so bad about spamming and stuff. Used to have a temporary password too, but you can only download so much crup on these things.
It did it once. Now just a thingy on the top left that flashes get update. I turned it off but it still flashes, th8is is on th eXP Laptop. On the Vista, Desk top I had to remove F.F. as it became a security risk. Secunia (above) found it. Plus 3 Adobe items.
You guys ought to D/L it and give it a try.... I bet about everyone here is running
a lot of unsafe programs.. And don't know it... The image above of Secunia was right after I fixed the unsecure programs. I haven't bothered to run a printer wire to the lap top yet. lazy thats all...

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OK, I completely misread that. I thought you were offering a spell check for people with Attention Deficit Disorder.
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