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[Question] Firefox Ultimate Optimizer v1.0

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Post Posted November 12th, 2007, 9:49 am

Hi all.
Is this safe to use?
I post the question at kaspersky forum before.
It is becos KIS detect it as adware.
But i thinks it is quite useful to reduce the firefox usage ram.
Please leave down your feedback and suggestion to me.
TQ

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Post Posted November 12th, 2007, 10:02 am

Never heard. Where did you come by it?

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Post Posted November 12th, 2007, 10:21 am

It doesn't seem to be posted at any of the major download sites but pirate sites show up in a google for it......
http://www.google.com/search?q=firefox+ ... r&ie=UTF-8

And here's a brief discussion at Kaspersky forum about it.........
http://forum.kaspersky.com/lofiversion/ ... 51946.html

Doesn't sound so safe to me!!

edit: @ aHfUi - It looks like you were the one in the Kaspersky thread! Persistent eh?
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Post Posted November 13th, 2007, 12:43 am

Yeah, forget that thing and see this http://kb.mozillazine.org/Reducing_memo ... _-_Firefox

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Post Posted January 16th, 2008, 7:47 pm

this program was featured in gHacks.net recently. i wonder if this program is reliable and how it does what it claims to.

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Post Posted January 16th, 2008, 7:49 pm

hydreux, did you read the two posts above yours?

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Post Posted January 16th, 2008, 7:53 pm

yes, i did. that's why i was wondering aloud and since it was featured on gHacks, i'm afraid that more users might be tempted to try it unless there is a statement stating the danger in one of the KB articles.

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Post Posted January 20th, 2008, 5:02 pm

It's not a virus. It just frees the memory by swapping data and optimizing several things.
Now you can find it at softonic
I'm using it and I've check it on my computer with Avira and Nod32 and it's not a virus.

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Post Posted January 20th, 2008, 5:05 pm

Just snake oil. Like fasterfox more trouble than it's worth.
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Post Posted January 20th, 2008, 5:12 pm

Virus or not, that is the kind of thing that will eventually cause some real problems for (unaware) Firefox users, and in the end Firefox itself.
I know it's not possible, but I would personally like to see every extension for Firefox go through the Mozilla review and clearance process.
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Post Posted January 28th, 2008, 10:04 am

It uses the Win32 API call EmptyWorkingSet() every 5 seconds, according to the author. You can do the same thing with empty.exe (comes with the Windows Resources Kit) in a batch file or Windows Script Host script. No need for his executable. And it is snake oil. There's no such thing as a free lunch.

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