Jump to content

Alpha Mask


Recommended Posts

I recently read a post about the old plugin, Alpha Mask. My computer has Norton 360 and it deleted the plugin because it was dangerous, but I was wondering if there is an updated version. If there is, could you tell me where the files go so I can make them work?

 

Thanks.


To clarify, I wanted to know what files go in what folders in the program folder PAINT.net

Link to comment
Share on other sites

1) Norton 360 is absolutely rubbish. Symantec discontinued Norton 360 about 2 years ago. Just because Norton claims it's dangerous, doesn't mean it is. Get a proper A/V from a reputable vendor.

For fun: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lvDzarJOJNQ#t=28

 

2) There's a verbose guide for install plugins by @BoltBait: http://www.boltbait.com/pdn/InstallingEffects.php

 

3) Make sure you're not using plugins from the Megalo pack.

 

4) The Alpha Mask plugin can be found here: http://forums.getpaint.net/index.php?showtopic=1854

  • Upvote 4
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Since you asked... I'll go a bit off topic.

 

I've never personally used Bitdefender. What do you think of it?

 

Norton has some issues which has made it notorious.

- It gives a ton of false positives.

- It tries to be things that it's not. A anti-malware program should do anti-malware stuff. I don't need it do back-ups, filter web content, ect.

- The whole thing is very bloated, which severally impacts your machine's performance.

- It has huge ads for renewals when the subscription expires. (this how it became widely used. Symantec paid OEMs to install it on new PCs. After 2 months the subscription would expire, and the users were scared into renewing with Symantec)

 

Obviously Norton/Symantec isn't the only one that is terrible. For example, the free version of AVG collects your web browsing history. Spyware built into an anti-malware solution; makes zero sense.

 

In my opinion, an anti-malware solution should just run in the background, and tell me when it thinks it has detected something bad.

 

The good news is that the need for a 3rd-party anti-malware solution is negligible in modern Windows versions; there's UAC, Defender, and hopefully a smart user who knows best-practices in regards to computer safety/security.

  • Upvote 3
Link to comment
Share on other sites

I had Norton 360 and don't like it because of all the false positives and always popping up for some minor reason.

Now I have Bitdefender and I love it. It runs in the background and I don't even know it's there except for the weekly reports it offers me.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

 Share

×
×
  • Create New...