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    Resolved [RESOLVED] FastStone Image Viewer

    I have FastStone Image Viewer 6.2. When I click on an image and FastStone opens the file, I can see the image, but it seems to freeze the program with the not responding message. It has been doing this for quite some time. Why does this occur?

    Also, I downloaded the most current version of the program (ver 7.8) and checked for viruses, and it found a threat (PUABundler:Win32/PiriformBundler). I suppose that I shouldn't be converned about this found threat, since I am downloading the program from Faststone.org website?

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    that PUABundler is a possibly unwanted addon included with the software you downloaded. Not a great thing for any software company to do although it wouldn't strictly be classified as malware or a virus.. just something you may not want. This describes the issue with another popular program.. CCcleaner which many of us here use....

    https://www.tenforums.com/antivirus-...m-bundler.html

    If you're still concerned it would be worth trying to re-install the older version that you had instead of the new one. Older versions incl the one you had can be found here:

    https://filehippo.com/download_fasts...iewer/history/


    Also FWIW I use and did try the new version of FastStone about six months ago but it did not run very well on my older computer for some reason so I went back to 6.8

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    Hi, Fink. Thanks for the reply. I downloaded and tried a few earlier versions of FastStone with same results. I get the not responding and freezes up the program. Is there another good image viewer that may be worth trying?

    Also, I just scanned a few other files using Microsoft Defender and they give the same result in finding that PUABUndler threat. I never received this before when scanning files. It must have started after I just recently updated ccleaner. Is there a way to remove that add-on and prevent this threat from occuring?

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    Is there a way to remove that add-on and prevent this threat from occuring?
    I have not seen one. But my a/v does not see it nor does Malwarebytes which I trust even more... so I'll keep it for the time being.

    As far as other image viewers Irfanview is very good and free...

    https://www.irfanview.com/

    I used it for a few years at work and really liked it.

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    Which version of Irfanview works best (32- or 64-bit)?

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    If your Windows operating system is 64bit then I'd install the 64bit version... & vice/versa.

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    Fink, I downloaded, installed, and tried Irfanview. I clicked one of my image files and it opened in 1 second, where FastStoneimage would take a few seconds to open. And, Irfanview did not freeze with the "not responding" message, either. It is the best image viewer that I have ever used. Thanks so much for recommending it. Thanks for the help. Much appreciated.

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    No problem

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