Zinio Reader Should I Remove It

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Security Stronghold understands all about badware, removal tools and how buyers should remove Zinio DLM using the manual badware removal process. It is reasonable to remove Zinio DLM before it has scrounged some important information from your machine. Zinio DLM intrusion method. Zinio DLM installs on your PC along with free software. How do I remove Zinio Reader? On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under. Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall a Program. Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs. When you find the program Zinio Reader, click it, and then do. This is a.NET Common Language Runtime (CLR) assembly. During the process's lifecycle, the typical CPU resource utilization is less than 0.01%, the average private memory consumption is about 92.86 MB. Addionally, typically read and write I/O disk operations is about 17.67 KB per minute for reads and 185 Bytes per minute for writes.

HP/Compaq computers come bundled with many trial software and ad-ware. Many are useless and annoying. This page gives you tips on which you can safetly delete.

For the record, the official complete list of the bundled software from HP model “HP Pavilion a6750f” is at hp_bundled_software.txt. (DISCLAIMER: I'm computer software programer since 1995. I give honest advice here, but if you broke your system by deleting software, i'm not responsible for it.)

Software To Delete

The following software you can delete. They are useless. If you want them, you can always go to their websites to download them.


To delete, go to 〖Control Panel ▸ Programs and Features〗.

HP Demo. It displays a marketing video as a screensaver.

NetZero Preloader. NetZero is a internet service provider. The Preloader is a software that gets you started in subscribing their service.

Juno Preloader. Juno is a internet service provider. The Preloader is just a software that gets you started in subscribing their service.

Snapfish PictureMover is some image uploading software for the site Snapfish, which is a photo hosting service run by HP, pretty much like “Yahoo!”'s Flickr or Google'sPicasa.

LightScribe Template Labeler is a CD label printer. See 〔http://www.lightscribe.com/〕. Just use felt pen instead.Buy at amazon

My HP Games. A bunch of low quality games.

MediaSmart DVD is a DVD player from HP.

HP MediaSmart is a suite of software that manage your photos, play music and video.

Muvee Reveal is a home video making software. (see 〔http://www.muvee.com/en/products/〕)

Norton Internet Security 2009. Norton Internet Security. A 90-day trial version of anti-virus software.

For excellent and free anti-virus software, see: Windows: Best Anti-virus Software.

more junkware

Here's junk from a PC bought in 2011 June.

  • PDF complete special edition http://www.pdfcomplete.com/cms/default.aspx
  • Norton internet security
  • Norton Online Backup
  • Bing bar
  • Zinio reader 〔http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zinio〕
  • LabelPrint (CyberLink Corp.)
  • Hulu Desktop 〔http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hulu〕
  • Blio 〔http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blio〕
  • HP MovieStore (Roxio.com)
  • HP Games (support.wildgames.com)

Sidebar Gadgets

WeatherBug. WeatherBug is a weather gadget that runs on Windows Sidebar.The program location is at C:/Program Files/AWS/WeatherBug/GadgetInstaller.To uninstall, first launche Sidebar, by pressing the ❖ Window key, then type “sidebar”. Once launched, right click the Sidebar, choose “Add Gadgets …”. Then, right click on the Weatherbug and choose uninstall.

You can uninstall any sidebar gadgets this way.

To disable Sidebar from running, right click on it, Properties, uncheck the “Start Sidebar when Windows starts”.

Not sure yet

  • HP active support library
  • HP Update
  • HP Total Care Setup
  • HP Total Care Advisor
  • HP Customer Experience

The above are HP's software that are related to managing thecomputer. They are probably just a layer or interface that relies ontop of MS Windows's various apps and services. Windows Vista hasall these functionalities, so you don't need HP's shit. However, thesesoftware by HP might have added gook so that if you simply uninstall them,your system may not start correctly and you may need to tweak someregistry to get your machine to work again. Need more research onthis.

For now, you can safetly remove some hp process that startsup. See: How to Disable Windows Startup Apps.

For my incomplete research notes on these HP apps, see: pc_hp_processes_study.txt

Software to Keep

The following you should keep.

Hardware Diagnostic Tools. This is from PC-Doctor.

CyberLink DVD Suite 6 is several DVD burning and authoring software. They include: LabelPrint (print labels for CD), Power2Go (Disc burner), PowerDirector (video editor). The company is CyberLink. CyberLink is reasonably well known.

Do Not Delete

RAIDXpert is AMD's software for configuring RAID drives. See: AMD 700 chipset series#RAIDXpert.

Realtek High Definition Audio, fromRealtek. This is your audio driver, which is a high quality one.

Do not delete anything from ATI. For example, “ATI Catalyst Install Manager”. ATI stuff are for your built-in graphics chip that's soldiered onto your motherboard. Even if you have installed a graphics card, it's probably wise not do delete the ATI driver.

If you have installed a NVidea graphics card, you can disable the defaultATI CatalystControl Center from starting up at OS start. The ATI CatalystControl Center is a utility that lets you adjust graphics settings.See: How to Disable Windows Startup Apps.

Do not delete anything from AMD. AMD is the company that makes the CPU used in many if not all PCs built by HP/Compaq.

Best not to delete anything from Microsoft. If some software you don't use, just leave them there.

Great Free Windows Software

There are many excellent software that are also free. See: List of Great Windows Software.

If you have a question, put $5 at patreon and message me.

(Frequently Asked Questions)

Q: I just subscribed, now what?

A: You will be receiving an email with a link to your first issue. The link will direct you to the Zinio site where you’ll create an account and set up your Zinio library. We suggest downloading Zinio Reader 4 - it will automatically download future issues to your desktop as they become available.

Q: I am a new subscriber who does not have an account with Zinio and I have not received an email with a link to my first issue.


A: If you have not received an email from Zinio in your inbox, please make sure to check your junkmail or spam folder. If it is not in your spam folder, please follow these instructions:

• Go to zinio.com
• Click on the 'log in' text in the upper right-hand corner
• Set up your new account using this email address you placed your

order with
• Choose a password
• Your account will be set up and you should be good to go.

We suggest downloading Zinio Reader 4 - it will automatically download future issues to your desktop Zinio library as they become available.

Q: What are my viewing and downloading options?

A: Zinio gives you two great ways to view your magazines on a computer: online using a web browser or offline using the Zinio Reader software.

The Online Reader gives you the ability to access your magazines from any web browser with Adobe Flash installed. To access your magazine, simply go to Zinio.com and click on My Library. Once you're in the My Library area you can click on the thumbnail image of your magazine to have it open in a new browser window. Note: a high speed internet connection is required.

The Offline Reader allows you to download your magazines onto your computer. Once downloaded, your magazines can be viewed without an internet connection. To get started, you need to install the Zinio Reader (compatible with Windows Vista/XP/2000 and Mac OS). You can download it by clicking here. Once the Zinio Reader is installed, any magazines that are available to you will download automatically. One benefit of the Offline Reader is that pages load more quickly because the magazine file is being read directly from your computer and not over an internet connection. (This is similar to downloading Adobe Acrobat Reader in order to view PDFs.)

It's completely your choice which version of the Reader you use. We encourage you to use either or both, depending on how you like to read.

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Q: How do I read my magazine once I have it open?

A: The two most basic things you will need to know are how to move from page to page and how to zoom.

To move from page to page, use the left and right arrow keys at the top of the toolbar. Alternatively, you can use the left and right arrow keys on your keyboard or click on the lower corners of a magazine to flip through pages.

You can zoom on a page to view text more clearly. You can zoom by clicking anywhere on the page of the magazine or by clicking on the magnifying glass button (with the plus symbol) on the toolbar. While in zoom mode, you can click on the space bar to read a page and be taken to the top of the next page when you've reached the end of the current page. To zoom back to the standard two-page view, simply click anywhere on the magazine or click on the magnifying glass (with the minus symbol).

Once you get the hang of moving forward and back and zooming, you can explore other great navigational features such as the scrollbar and table of contents button. If you have the Offline Reader installed, you can click on the help button on your toolbar for more tips.

Q: How will I be able to access new issues?

A: You will receive an email notification as soon as a new issue becomes available. It will direct you to the My Library section on the Zinio website where you can view your magazine online or trigger it to download for offline viewing. If you have the Offline Reader installed and don't do anything, your magazine will download automatically at some point in the course of the day. By default, the Offline Reader periodically checks to see if there is anything new to download and automatically downloads it for you if there is!

Those are the basics! If you need further help, please take a look at this help section for quick answers to your questions. If you need further assistance, please contact us at [email protected]

Q: How can I view my magazines on an iPhone or iTouch?

A: The Zinio iPhone app (also compatible with iPhone Touch) is now available as a free download from the Apple iTunes U.S. store. Availability in other countries will be coming soon. The app allows you to download Zinio publications directly to your iPhone when connected to a Wi-Fi network (required). During the initial, limited launch, users will have access to the current issue of several magazines, if available to their account. You can visit https://www.zinio.com/iphone for the most current list.

Access to our entire catalog of thousands of magazines and books will become available over time. We are working diligently to make all titles and past issues viewable. For the most current list of available titles, please open the app and tap the 'Shop' tab at the bottom of the screen. We encourage you to install the app even if your current Zinio subscriptions are not yet available. All iPhone app users will receive a free sample issue of both VIVmag and PC Magazine. For more general information about the iPhone or to see a list of iPhone FAQ's, please click here.

Q: Can I print the magazine’s pages?

A: Yes, you can print any pages you’d like.

Q: I have not received my new password or the one I have received is not working.

A: If you are not receiving an email from Zinio in your inbox, please make sure to check your junkmail or spam folder. If you still cannot locate the password reset email there, please call 888.946.4666 for prompt assistance. Our hours of support are M-F, 7am-6pm Pacific.

If you have received a password reset email but it is not being accepted, please make sure that if you are copying and pasting the password you are not highlighting an extra space after the password. Pasting the password with the extra space will add an extra character when trying to change your password. If you are manually typing the password, please note that the password is case-sensistive, which means that you will need to type upper and lower-case letters, as necessary.

Q: Why did I miss an issue?

A: If you miss an issue, please contact Zinio Customer support at [email protected] or 888-946-4666. Let us know which issue you missed so we can look into the reason why and help you make sure that it doesn’t happen again.

Q: Why am I receiving this magazine? I never ordered it.

A: If you received an email about the digital version of ESPN The Magazine, Cosmopolitan, Seventeen, Popular Mechanics, Jet, Ebony, or Marie Claire but never ordered this magazine, you are receiving a complimentary subscription to the magazine. You may be receiving it as part of a special promotion by the publisher or because you've opted in for promotional offers from a service such as Vista Print. This magazine subscription is free for you to enjoy! Just follow the instructions in the email to get started viewing your subscription. If you are not interested in this free subscription and would like to cancel, please click here with your request: [email protected] Please make sure you email us from the address you want unsubscribed or note that address in your email.

If you are receiving the digital version of a magazine that you thought you purchased recently in print format, you may have accidentily purchased the digital version. If you think that may be the case or are unsure, simply contact us and we'll help get information about your subscription.

Q: How can I download a magazine again?

A: To re-download your magazine, go to Zinio.com and do the following:

1. Click on 'My Library' in the upper right corner (you may be asked to sign in).

2. On the My Library page, scroll down to the very bottom. Just above the footer you'll see 'Using legacy zinio reader 3? turn on zr3 features: Click Here'. Click on that link.

3. Click the 'Edit' button at the top of the page. You'll see buttons appear beneath each magazine cover. To add a magazine to your download queue, simply click 'flag item for download'. [Tip: use the list view to quickly add multiple items to your download queue. To add all items in the list, check the box in the upper left corner of the list, then click on the 'flag item for download' button at the bottom of the list.]

4. Launch the Zinio Reader 3 and Press 'M' to check for New Publications (PC) or click the down arrow in the Zinio toolbar at the top (Mac). Zinio Delivery Manager will open and download your publication.

Q: I have more than one Zinio account and cannot download my magazine.

A: If you have more than one Zinio account, we can merge them into one account. Please let us know what email addresses your accounts are registered to and which email address you prefer as you master Zinio login. Once merged, you will be able to view all your magazines.


Please send your request to [email protected]

Q: How can I view my magazine in a web browser? How can I view it offline?

A: Once you've created a Zinio account, you'll be able to access the magazine in two ways: with the online (web browser) version of the Zinio Reader, or with the downloadable software version of the Zinio Reader.

1. To view your issue online through a web browser, simply login at www.zinio.com and click on My Library in the blue Welcome box in the upper right area of the homepage. Then, click on the cover of the magazine you want to read and it will open in a new browser window.

2. To download the Zinio Reader to read your issue offline, please click on the following link and run the program: https://www.zinio.com/getreader. Please use the same email and password you used to create your Zinio account.

Once installed, your magazines will download to your computer. After the initial download, you will be able to read them even if you are not connected to the internet.


Q: Why am I unable to install Zinio Reader 4 from the download page?

A: In some cases, users may need to manually install Zinio Reader 4 in two separate steps Please follow these steps to install Zinio Reader 4:.

1. Download and install Adobe AIR by clicking here.
2. Save the Zinio Reader 4 installation file by clicking here.
3. Run the installation file.

Q: Is the Zinio Reader compatible with Linux, iPhone, Kindle, Blackberry, or any PDA?

A: The online (web browser) version of the Zinio Reader is compatible on systems with Adobe Flash 9 or higher installed. Linux users can use this version. The offline version of the Reader, which you can use whether or not you're connected to the internet, is currently compatible with Windows (2000/XP/Vista) and Mac OS (10.3 or higher). An initial release of the Zinio Reader for Apple iPhone and iTouch is now available and can be downloaded from the iPhone App Store. The Zinio Reader is not compatible with Windows Mobile, Blackberry (or other PDA's) or reading devices such as the Kindle, Nook, or Sony Reader.

Q: How can I change the location where my magazines are stored?

A: The publication files are located in the My Zinio Library on the C: drive. This folder is located in the My Documents folder and has a shortcut on the desktop.

The publication files are downloaded to the following location: C:Documents and SettingsusernameMy DocumentsMy Zinio Library

Depending on what you want, there are two things you can do to move these files: 1. Move individual publications after they've been downloaded, or 2. Change the location of your My Zinio Library where Zinio downloads your publications.

1. MOVING INDIVIDUAL PUBLICATIONS. It is easy to move publication files to a different location on your computer, or to a storage device. The publication files are located in a folder on your C: drive called My Zinio Library, which should have a shortcut on your desktop. Simply open that folder, and copy the files as you would any other files you wish to move or save to disk.

2. CHANGING THE 'My Zinio Library' FOLDER LOCATION. To move the My Zinio Library, you first need to edit your 'registry' so that the Zinio Deliver Manager knows where to find the folder.
a. Click Start --> Run and type 'regedit'.
b. Your registry will open. On the left, click on: HKEY_CURRENT_USER --> Software --> Zinio --> Reader --> Preferences
c. On the right, locate the file called MyMagsDir.
d. Right click on MyMagsDir and choose 'Modify.'
e. Change the value data to the path where you want your My Zinio Library folder.
f. Close the registry and restart your computer.

You can now move the My Zinio Library folder to this location, and any future publications will download to the folder in its new location.

Q: Can I have the Zinio Reader installed on more than one computer?

A: Yes. It is no problem to have your magazine on more than one computer. First, install the Zinio Reader on both computers. Note: when you go to the zinio.com website to install, make sure you log in to the website using the same account (same username and password) from both machines. Once installed, your magazine subscription will be automatically delivered to one computer, and you will need to manually download it on the second computer (which is easy to do). Which computer gets the magazine automatically? The computer that is turned on and happens to ping the zinio.com server first after the magazine becomes available will get it automatically. (Remember that the Zinio Delivery Manager will automatically retrieve the issue only if you leave the auto-delivery option turned on.) For the second computer, to get the issue manually, go to https://www.zinio.com/gncmylibrary and choose the option to download the magazine again.

Q: Is there an expiration or limit to how many times I can view my publications?

A: No. There is no expiration and no limit to how many times you can view your magazines!

Q: Can the magazine be downloaded as a PDF file?

A: No. Your digital edition of PC Magazine can be saved to your computer and viewed using the offline reader. It is saved in Zinio (.zno) format, which is optimized to give you a rich magazine reading experience using the Zinio Reader.

Q: Why am I getting sample issues of other magazines?

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A: Zinio occasionally drops free samples of other magazines in your library to view. If you’re not interested in viewing – simply delete the issue.

Q: I can’t find the answer to my question here – who do I contact?

A: Here’s the Zinio customer service contact information for any additional questions: Zinio Customer support at [email protected] or 888-946-4666.

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While Zinio will most likely be able to answer your question or remedy you problem regarding our digital magazines a bit quicker than we can, CQ Communications is always ready to assist you at [email protected] or 800-853-9797.

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