Re: Brave browser

Chris Mullins

Hi James
The folders Program Files X86 and Program Files relate to whether an
application is 32 or 64 bit. You get these 2 folders on machines that use a
64-bit operating system. A 64-bit machine can still process 32-bit
applications, such as NVDA for example, which is why you see the NVDA
application under the X86 version of the Program Files folder. If you were
to have a look at a machine that uses a 32-bit operating system, , you would
see only a Program Files folder because it is only capable of running 32-bit


-----Original Message-----
From: [] On Behalf Of James
Sent: 28 February 2019 22:06
Subject: Re: [nvda] Brave browser


I could be wrong about this so please correct me somebody if so, but I think
that the suffix X 86 for program files points to user installed
applications. The original program files points to applications installed
by Windows. However in most installation wizards I have used you can choose
where to install files.

Best wishes
On 28 Feb 2019, at 21:53, Kevin Cussick via Groups.Io
<> wrote:

Hi, I installed the 64 bit butt yet it is in program files x86 and yes I
am sure I have the 64 bit version. at least when I went to the download
page it said 64 bit installer. any ideas anyone else had this?

On 28/02/2019 06:42, Mallard wrote:
Well, I haven't seen any ads at all in Brave, neither in Android nor in
If there are, they are well hidden. And if they're hidden, I don't see
the purpose of having them at all
It's only fair that one should be wary.
Il 28/02/2019 04:45, Shaun Everiss ha scritto:

Well its the latest chromium alternertive.

FFull add blocking and extra security.

review here.

I do caution users, in the article link I pasted above the eventual plan
for brave is to replace all adds from other's websites and tracks with its
own adds and trackers or at least thats what I read.

Some antimalware and security tools detect brave as malware though they
say its false.

Reviews seem generally good now, but I am not sure.

If this brouser is replacing adds with its own, there is no garantee
that eventually you trade a malware free environment with using another
echosystem, with its own adds, trackers, and malware thrown in.

This is a really new project, its not the first chromium sourced brouser
and it will not be the last.

One other thing to note, its not a main stay brouser like chrome,
firefox, ie and edge, so interface wize while it may be good, a supported
brouser that is supported is better than one which may have issues.

Now saying that with nvda that probably doesn't matter as such because
of the fact nvda itself is basically a scripted program built using modern
techniques and using commen os access commands and apis.

But Its probable that if you run something like dolphin stuff you won't
get access and its unlikely that it would be supported by jaws or anything
like that.

The thing I don't care for is trading all the malware I have to deal
with now with eventually another person's adds.

If I am ready to do this, I may as well uninstall my antimalware
software and turn off my firewall.

Users do have glowing reviews right now but its new.

Now if you want to try it you probably won't have any issues doing so
however who knows.

Ports come and go.

It may have some big names developing it but look at piriform.

CCleaner is a good program, it used to be really good till piriform went
with avast.

Now ccleaner is its own malware, and sadly it does do malwareish things,
trying to have quickclean run, and a entire load of other things I have to
modify my ini file every day or so.

Its interface or at least the main interface panel is total crap access

And it comes with avast which is total crap access wize to.

I used to use programs with dvdvideosoftware they used to have google
spyware in them and I don't care about google because I use that but later
it had conduit then opencandy, then a lot of other junk and I had to get rid
of it and reformat my system to get rid of all the extra junkware.

Sadly it seems to be the rage, any software that is bundled with any
software is pritty much malware because most of the time the user has not
requested that software so its malware.

THats another issue with brave, it does not block google adds or google
trackers, so we know who is funding brave now.

Now if brave got cash from doubleclick, yahoo adds and all the other add
makers to have their adds unblocked then we have a problem.

I know that with waterfox I have full control, and I have blocked google
and all sort of extras.

On 28/02/2019 11:12 AM, Gene wrote:
If people do a Google or other search engine search for something like
Brave browser review, they may find knowledgeable assessments of the
----- Original Message -----
*From:* Dan Beaver <>
*Sent:* Wednesday, February 27, 2019 4:09 PM
*To:* <>
*Subject:* Re: [nvda] Brave browser

How do we know this is a safe browser?

Dan Beaver (KC4DOY)

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