Windows 7 Forums Toolbar Available

Mike

Windows Forum Admin
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#21
I use it again.. The old one, as you know, used to crash IE8 but this version is as solid as a rock. If you use our forum then it's a very handy tool... (ok so I'm a little biased but if it was truely terrible I would say)
One of the options we have is to add and remove plugins from the toolbar at any time. So we can add things like free news videos and television channels, radio stations, and so forth. It would be interesting to know if anyone currently using the toolbar would like to see these things pre-added to the toolbar. They most certainly can be, but we also do not want to overwhelm everyone with too many features.

Right now, the toolbar has menus to browse the forums, a feed of the latest posts, weather, a Facebook integrator, a language translator, a dictionary lookup, regional news, and a popup blocker. We can add many more items to the toolbar to make it more appealing, but we need more feedback first.
 


#22
Works on Google Chrome!
 


#23
Well Mike, I would truly love to try this out, but I get this,

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Invalid Attachment specified. If you followed a valid link, please notify the administrator
when clicking on the attachment link.

Am I doing something wrong or did I miss something?

Don
 


Mike

Windows Forum Admin
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#24
We haven't forgotten about the toolbar! The latest iteration of the Windows 7 Forums Toolbar for Google Chrome navigates our forum menus beautifully. As we work to improve the software, be sure to use this thread to comment on your experience and suggest new ideas.

The toolbar is the ultimate solution for our members who want direct access to the forums 24/7/365. With a no catch approach to this utility, its the gift that keeps on giving when it comes to information technology and support!
 


Sonny

Excellent Member
#25
Just installed Windows 7 Forums Toolbar on Google Chrome. Works Great!
 


Mike

Windows Forum Admin
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#26
URGENT NOTICE ABOUT SCAMWARE "Conduit Toolbar"

After years of deceptive business practices, we urge you to completely uninstall this malware program. Explanation:

Please be aware that we no longer support this Conduit Toolbar. It was created in 2009, and has only had minor updates in the years that followed. However, the company, Conduit, gives no direct option for publishers to remove the toolbar from publication. They also appear to make it intentionally difficult for end-users to remove the toolbar, which appears to hijack the homepage and browser search, if not careful. Therefore, it is stuck. We do not support this software because:

This toolbar is now known as malware across the entire Internet.
1) The corporate geniuses, such as Ido Imiat, at Conduit, think that this logo was created by Microsoft Corporation:


It was not. It was created for Windows8Forums.com and variations of it are subsequently used here on WindowsForum.com. Between 2009 - 2010, thousands of people downloaded and were actively using this toolbar. Two years later, Conduit complained. They also laid the same claim, years ago, with a separate icon that was used for W7F (see the composite image below). Because of this, they removed our icon on the toolbar and replaced it with a giant letter "C" for Conduit, nearly three years after the toolbar was already in use.

They even renamed the Windows8Forums.com toolbar to a random string of numbers and letters recently. Even though it has been explained to them that Microsoft is aware of our sites and that we are a member of the Microsoft Partner Program, they do not care. I have been invited to Redmond, WA three years in a row. We have a direct line of contact to the company and I know full well that Microsoft supports their third party communities and have promoted them extensively with programs such as the Microsoft Community Contributor badge. Plus, Microsoft has never created an image similar to this, or the one in my avatar, to represent any of their products:

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This activity is considered a violation of the terms and conditions of the Publisher Agreement that you accepted prior to using the Conduit platform. Therefore, we ask you to change your toolbar name and to remove any content that may violate the Publisher Agreement from your toolbar within 48 hours of receiving this e-mail. (If not, we will remove it).
2) Conduit makes the Conduit Toolbar exceedingly difficult to uninstall for the end-user, as if it is a virus. In fact, it is now referred to as the "Conduit Virus" in many circles. They often hide their own branding to avoid dealing with customer satisfaction problems.

3) They deleted an entire toolbar because the name of it was "Windows 8 Forums", even though they continue to approve the Windows 7 Forums toolbar!

4) In February, one of the Conduit executives, Victor Vlad, has e-mailed us trying to reach Techspot.com. This was the final nail in the coffin for me. He is the team leader of "Qualification Management".

It is my opinion that this software is malware. In 2009, thousands of people were using this toolbar on a regular basis. As part of the publisher agreement and platform, Conduit was supposed to share revenue when certain features of the toolbar were used. We never saw a dime of this money! The only time we ever received a commission for this toolbar was when we lodged a public complaint here. The CFO of the entire company, Roy Gen, had to manually send us a payment via PayPal. Many people complain of these issues, but end-users seem to have even more difficulties. Four months after creating the toolbar, we received a big sum from Roy. It was earned and in the system. Then, after years of thousands of people using this toolbar, and after lodging this complaint, we NEVER received a single commission payment again, even though their system regularly stated it owed us money. It would reset at the end of every month! It never occurred to me that Conduit makes it almost impossible to uninstall this thing for people who are not astute computer users.

Beware of these toolbars!

How to Completely Uninstall Conduit Toolbar
A detailed guide to uninstall what is now known as the "Conduit" virus malware: http://malwaretips.com/blogs/remove-conduit-search-virus/
 


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#27
OK. Call me a dummy.
Where can I install that Windows 7 Forums toolbar?
I clicked on the link and I only saw an article about Conduit Toolbar and How to Uninstall Conduit.
 


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