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# 251470 26-Jun-2019 21:19
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Does anyone here use WEBSHOTS ?

 

In summary, its a website/service that downloads pictures regularly & updates your PC background / screen saver with new pictures.

 

Summary: i used to have this a few years ago & it was great, I could get 1-2 new pictures a day.

 

Ive had a few PC's since then & Ive recently re-joined it again. However they've changed their processes now.

 

Now, you've got to install their software (you did this in the old version i remember - anyway). & apparently it processes lots of data & "charges" your account. When you get a full charge, you can download a picture.

https://webshots.supportbee.com/1813-webshots-help/3713-faq/10279-charging

 

PROBLEM: Ive installed this a few days ago, & its charging. However its VERY slow.. i never get to a full charge when i turn off my PC for the night. The next day, i re-start from the beginning.

 

Does anyone use this, and how fast does your PC need to go ? (the webshots programme doesn't give me many stats (or any) to tell how fast i'm processing.

 

The above FAQ / website does not advise us what exactly the webshots system is processing, or a percentage / countdown-timer to tell us when its finished processing "1 unit" of whatever its processing.

 


Does anyone use this & how fast of a PC do you need to use webshots ?

 

Also - any recommended tools that i can download to get basic stats on my PC - eg processors / speed / RAM etc


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  # 2265308 26-Jun-2019 21:25
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From their FAQ: "When charging is on, the app uses part of your computer's processing power which helps us fund our licensing fees for the professional pictures available in our gallery."

 

They are not clear on what is being processed. My guess? It's mining cryptocurrency.

 

My suggestion? Get away from this service and find something else. And uninstall the app.

 

sarahfoxnz:

 

PROBLEM: Ive installed this a few days ago, & its charging. However its VERY slow.. i never get to a full charge when i turn off my PC for the night. The next day, i re-start from the beginning.

 

 

The FAQ answers it: if you want to speed up, pay the subscription. My other guess is the charging is slow depending on compute resources on your machine - but they certainly want to upsell.





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