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Best Free Audio-Video Format Conversion Program 4 hours 22 min ago Arata

Thanks arieshfman for your suggestion. I will download and test it myself and may include it in the review list if it's good enough.

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Best Free Rootkit Scanner and Remover 6 hours 11 min ago MidnightCowboy Thank you for the additional information but as I am only acting as custodian for this review, any substantial updates including the evaluation of new products will only happen when someone volunteers to take it over full time. For the sake of consistency however, I have changed the current Sophos link to the MajorGeeks source kindly supplied by yourself. :) MC - Site Manager. view
Best Free Rootkit Scanner and Remover 7 hours 28 min ago MrBrian

Right, but I believe they are different products. Sophos Virus Removal Tool seems to be a more general purpose tool (and a much larger download), and I don't know if its anti-rootkit technology is comparable to that of Sophos Anti-Rootkit. Sophos Anti-Rootkit is available at http://www.majorgeeks.com/files/details/sophos_anti_rootkit.html.

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Replace Gmail's Ads With Details Of Your Email Contacts 13 hours 39 min ago bernardz

It now works in firefox, another option now for Chrome users is https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/fullcontact-for-gmail/cnaibneh... which some people think is better.

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How to Fix a Computer that Keeps Waking Up 14 hours 15 min ago dabney

Windows 8.1 Pro w/WMC: Woke me at 3:00 AM daily. Followed your advice. Had to check command line at instant it happened to get useful result. Found WMC intruding for "maintenance". Reset Notifications, both WMC times to 9:00 AM. After years, problem solved.

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How to Fix a Computer that Keeps Waking Up 14 hours 47 min ago Fairportfan

Keep the kitten off the keys. {grin}

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Free Up Space On Your PC By Detecting Duplicate Photos 14 hours 56 min ago stevo642

***ALERT*** Installed latest version. Tried to skip ad-ware, etc. but it installed software that redirected browser to Bing

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Best Free File Manager 17 hours 39 min ago George.J

xyplorer2lite is a restrictive freeware, many features are only available in the pro version. I've reviewed it in this article. 

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Best Free Rootkit Scanner and Remover 20 hours 24 min ago MidnightCowboy This link is opening fine for me to: "Remove rootkits with our free Virus Removal Tool". MC - Site Manager. view
Best Free Rootkit Scanner and Remover 20 hours 42 min ago MrBrian

Sophos Anti-Rootkit is not available at the link provided.

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Best Free Software for Linux 22 hours 42 min ago Panzer Cube server: https://launchpad.net/cube-server/ view
Best Free File Manager 23 hours 44 min ago crombierob

Have you tried XYPlorerFree ?
If you give that a try, I will update my Xplorer2lite, and give it a fresh look at

Rob

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Best Free Torrent Search Engines 1 day 3 hours ago Michiel

new in town: www.xpexplorer.com , it can search at thepiratebay and kickass without any ads, popups, fake download buttons, and other stupid methods. Check out the 'Features'

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Security Attack Called Logjam makes Browsers Vulnerable 1 day 5 hours ago Joe A.TT

Okay, thanks.

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Best Free File Manager 1 day 6 hours ago Hondoe1950

I just tested your two top picks: Unreal Commander and FreeCommander XE and they don't even come close to the power of Xplorer2lite.

I've used it for years and it is by far the best file manager I've ever tested (and I've tested dozens).

This article needs more rigor.

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Security Attack Called Logjam makes Browsers Vulnerable 1 day 7 hours ago v.laurie Joe, I don't know if if an add-on is interfering with the test or may actually be protecting you. Maybe somebody who knows more can tell us. As for the settings in about:config, I am not sure exactly what they do but it seems reasonable to change them. If the change causes trouble, they can be reset. view
Security Attack Called Logjam makes Browsers Vulnerable 1 day 7 hours ago Joe A.TT

If I do the test in Safe Mode it then tells me I'm vulnerable. I suppose one of my addons is interfering the test. Do you think I should disable the 2 SSL settings in about:config as mentioned in the link provided by budchekov?

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Security Attack Called Logjam makes Browsers Vulnerable 1 day 8 hours ago satrow

Pale Moon Commander enables you to change these settings: http://www.palemoon.org/commander.shtml

Several other threads on this topic in the forums there: https://forum.palemoon.org/index.php

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Security Attack Called Logjam makes Browsers Vulnerable 1 day 10 hours ago v.laurie What happens if you run the test using FF in safe mode? view
Security Attack Called Logjam makes Browsers Vulnerable 1 day 13 hours ago Joe A.TT

Then something is wrong with the test.

[Edit]
I just tried weakdh.org again and the result is the same. On trying Qualys SSL Labs it tells me everything is safe except Logjam which is experimental and labeled as that. In the end, I still think something is wrong with both tests.

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Security Attack Called Logjam makes Browsers Vulnerable 1 day 15 hours ago budchekov

Go to the PM forum and ask why?

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Security Attack Called Logjam makes Browsers Vulnerable 1 day 16 hours ago v.laurie Thanks for the link, budchekov. One of the posts there gives an alternate test site that I am adding to the article. view
Security Attack Called Logjam makes Browsers Vulnerable 1 day 16 hours ago bernardz

budchekov changing ssl3 worked for firefox but not palemoon

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Security Attack Called Logjam makes Browsers Vulnerable 1 day 16 hours ago v.laurie Joe, I tried the test in both Windows 7 64-bit and Windows 8.1 64-bit. Both said my FF 38.0.1 was unsafe. I also have add-ons and had to disable NoScript since the test uses JavaScript. view
Security Attack Called Logjam makes Browsers Vulnerable 1 day 16 hours ago budchekov

See here folks, either an Extension....or changing the two about:config preferences mentioned WFM on latest release and Beta.

http://forums.mozillazine.org/viewtopic.php?f=38&t=2935955

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Security Attack Called Logjam makes Browsers Vulnerable 1 day 18 hours ago bernardz

Weird, I believe you Joe. I am on firefox 38.01 too but vista 32bit and my result is reporting I am unsafe too like Vic. It must be one

of the addons you are using and/or  this test is not good enough.

 

 

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Security Attack Called Logjam makes Browsers Vulnerable 1 day 19 hours ago Joe A.TT

So how come I am on Firefox 38.01 (same as you) and it tells me I am safe? I am on W8.1 x64 Update and I am using uBlock Origin with NoScript (but I had to temporarily allow the site to do the test). Still, why should my test results be different to yours?

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Best Free BitTorrent Client 2 days 57 min ago weltall

I have lost 20+ giga of a download only because qbittorrent kept seeing it as "files missing when it either went idle or I stopped it manually. It would continue from where it left off after it started again but after I restarted my computer the file was gone. Quite buggy, but still good because of the lack of ads that makes μttorent feel bulky to me nowadays.

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Edit Your MP3 Files On Your PC 2 days 3 hours ago eremite

Yes, it didn't make sense when I read "mp3DirectCut is a fast and extensive audio editor and recorder for compressed mp3" Why would they even use the term "compressed mp3?" I guess it has something to do with not being native English speakers. I'll just have to download and try it. Audacity is kind of intimidating.

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Edit Your MP3 Files On Your PC 2 days 5 hours ago vandamme

Well, it uses 48 MB on Linux Mint 64 bit. If I open up a 45 minute, 495 MB wav file, it takes 331 MB and goes to anywhere instantly.

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Edit Your MP3 Files On Your PC 2 days 5 hours ago budchekov

Hmm..how much memory are you seeing it using ?
I just installed 32 and 64 bit versions, one at a time, on Win7 64 and noticed when started, doing nothing, both use between 50,000 and 60,000 K, is this normal?
@Thanks, other than that it looks real nice..I play.

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Edit Your MP3 Files On Your PC 2 days 6 hours ago doug-jensen

There is no such thing as an uncompressed mp3.

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Edit Your MP3 Files On Your PC 2 days 7 hours ago eremite

Not quite sure how this works. Is it only for creating new MP3 files? As for compressed vs. ?, I've been using WMP to copy CDs and save in MP3 format (or sometimes WAV). The result is, I believe, an uncompressed MP3. Can I use mp3 Direct Cut to work with these files?

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Edit Your MP3 Files On Your PC 2 days 17 hours ago Jojo Yee Maybe he means no loss in recording or quality. view
Site Suggestions and Feedback 2 days 17 hours ago Bruce_Fraser

Re: Unsubscribing.

I see there is a checkbox at the end of the comments section: "Notify me when new comments are posted." I clear the checkbox, and then log out. When I log back in, the box is checked again. So it appears that checkbox works only in conjunction with posting a comment. It almost entices me to write a post just for the purpose of unsubscribing. One can imagine the mess that would cause if everyone started doing that!

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Best Free Antivirus Software 2 days 18 hours ago emilylauren2490

This is what I was looking for a long time.. The article would be really helpful to many who are looking for free antivirus that are best in the market. Huff at last I came to know the Comodo windows 8 antivirus (https://antivirus.comodo.com/antivirus-for-windows-8/) which I was using is the best one. After reading this I don't have to worry about my PC protection anymore. Thank you so much for sharing.

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Edit Your MP3 Files On Your PC 2 days 18 hours ago doug-jensen

Maybe I'm zonked this morning but I don't see on OcenAudio's web site anything about no recoding.

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Edit Your MP3 Files On Your PC 2 days 18 hours ago zootsocket

Agreed. I've never found anything quicker or easier than OcenAudio for simple cuts and splits. No recoding or quality loss and it's cross-platform.

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Stunning Level Of Detail For Network Detectives 2 days 22 hours ago Realist

The software is very huge, and not worth the time.It is only for professionals, not for home users.

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Best Free Portable Applications 3 days 37 min ago Looniest

Might I suggest a frequently updated comprehensive list to go in the same section as The Portable Freeware Collection, i.e. Portable App Suites/Launchers:

http://www.snapfiles.com/features/portable-apps.html

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Best Free Software Update Monitor 3 days 1 hour ago bromberg

PSi used to work on my Vista PC and then suddenly didn't; Pecunia support is aware of the problem and says they cannot re-produce it (version 3 is in a state of forever loading) and says to wait for a new release.

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Stunning Level Of Detail For Network Detectives 3 days 2 hours ago Geekomatic

How does this compare with Nirsoft freeware, Networktrafficview?

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Best Free Antivirus Software 3 days 3 hours ago MidnightCowboy Uses Clam AV engine and signatures so detection rates will be very poor in comparison to other products. Will not be featured here. MC - Site Manager. view
Stunning Level Of Detail For Network Detectives 3 days 4 hours ago David Roper

I feel the same way as RandyN. Too much to do for it. I guess I am spoiled.

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Edit Your MP3 Files On Your PC 3 days 4 hours ago vandamme

I like OcenAudio, which is easy to use yet has a lot of toys and tools. I use it on Linux Mint.

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Stunning Level Of Detail For Network Detectives 3 days 5 hours ago RandyN

Sorry, but the amount of hoops you have to jump through to use this software is ridiculous and not worth it.

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Site Suggestions and Feedback 3 days 7 hours ago Bruce_Fraser

Suggestions/Requests:
1) In the "My account" area, there should be a list of articles which are sending me notifications of replies or new comments. Why? Because right now, the only to get to that place is by clicking the link on one of those notifications, and the link isn't always correct (like today, for instance!). Besides, having a list would make it possible to do multiple unsubscribes.

2) Furthermore, it should be more obvious how to get to "My account" in the first place. Right now, the only way in the website to do that is for a user to click on her or his own name. Not very intuitive. "My account" or some similar name should be one of the top menu items. [Oh, I just discovered it: it's under the "Home" menu item... right where I was NOT looking for it.)

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Edit Your MP3 Files On Your PC 3 days 10 hours ago AJNorth

Agreed; excellent call.

mp3DirectCut is simple, fast, straightforward, low-resource, non-destructive and stable (it is also updated every year or so, and continues to be ad free). For the functions it performs, it's been my go-to application for many years.

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Best Free Antivirus Software 3 days 12 hours ago realdark86

Any comments about Amiti Free Antivirus?

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Be Where You're Not. Fool The Web. 3 days 15 hours ago Quetzalcoatl

I am afraid, there is a technical detail, with the "WebRTC" leak, even with a VPN, it is possible to detect your real IP Address. Chrome and Opera are specially vulnerable to this issue and there is no patch or solution in sight, the current addons for Chrome do not work.
Try it here : http://ipleak.net/
Firefox can be fixed with an addon or by editing the internal settings

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Edit Your MP3 Files On Your PC 3 days 17 hours ago doug-jensen

That goes for audio splitters and joiners too---NEVER use programs like this one that transcode.

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Edit Your MP3 Files On Your PC 3 days 18 hours ago howiem

The email link to this article is invalid. Content is spelled incorrectly: http://www.techsupportalert.com/conttent/edit-your-mp3-files-your-pc.htm"

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Edit Your MP3 Files On Your PC 3 days 18 hours ago Geert

A drop in sound quality is something you a-b-s-o-l-u-t-e-l-y want to avoid.
I'm also very pleased with mp3DirectCut and I think it's the better alternative to choose.

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Edit Your MP3 Files On Your PC 3 days 19 hours ago Bruce_Fraser

Nice find, Rob. But poor download directions. There is no "Basic" listed on that page -- it's hidden under the Acoustica 6 heading, but who would ever know that? The only free thing visible on that page is for something else altogether.
Better to link it to the page for that software, where the Basic version is in plain sight at the top right of the window: http://acondigital.com/products/acoustica-audio-editor.

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Edit Your MP3 Files On Your PC 3 days 19 hours ago Seymour Cat

mp3DirectCut... http://mpesch3.de1.cc/mp3dc.html

Your method will cause a drop in sound quality due to transcoding. MP3 Direct Cut allows editing, fade-outs and so on with no re-coding so no quality loss and it's much faster.

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How To Use Torrents 4 days 3 hours ago skibird

I immediately bookmarked this page! Being new to bit torrents I started searching for info on torrent download software. After sifting through some 15-20 websites I came across SoftwareInsider.com and their Smart Rating system included Gizmo's rating along with CNet and user ratings. When I read the Gizmo's article, it suggested I should read this "How to Torrent" article. Seeing all the links in this article I realized I had hit the Mother Lode and immediately bookmarked this page! I will be using these links over and over and will be coming back to Gizmo's Freeware as a first stop when looking for information and ratings on new software!

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Best Free Audio-Video Format Conversion Program 4 days 3 hours ago arieshifman

Good morning you all.
Just received a note from "FileHippo.com Update News" as follows:
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Video to Video Converter is a great free tool for converting your video content
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It is a freeware and I wonder what is wrong with this converter that it is not on your list of recommended converters.

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Edit Your MP3 Files On Your PC 4 days 7 hours ago Joe A.TT

I prefer Wavosaur. It's already mentioned in this article http://www.techsupportalert.com/best-free-audio-editing-software.htm#Wavosaur It is portable and stealth, and the 64-bit version weighs in at 3.18MB (the 32-bit version is even smaller). You'd be amazed at what this tiny program can do.

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Be Where You're Not. Fool The Web. 4 days 12 hours ago greenmanharper

I tried to use the UK link and was promptly bounced back to the free version. Too bad, it looked promising, but I will have to find another service.

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Be Where You're Not. Fool The Web. 4 days 13 hours ago AJNorth

A while back, I gave a previous version of ChrisPC Free Anonymous Proxy a try and found it useful to be able to listen to geo-restricted BBC and CBC streams from the U.S. -- http://proxy.chris-pc.com/ (as it is ad-supported, be mindful during installation; current version: 6.0, released 2015.04.15).

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Be Where You're Not. Fool The Web. 4 days 13 hours ago jmaloney

I needed this service just a few minutes after I read the article. I tried to use the service in the US to log onto a site from the UK, but as soon as I selected United Kingdom a link appeared that said "Back to free version" and it wouldn't let me use the service. - Jon

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Free Windows Desktop Software Security List 4 days 16 hours ago jax21es

I think it is a great list, though I would prefer to see some description for each tool.

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Be Where You're Not. Fool The Web. 4 days 16 hours ago howiem

No joke. https://www.hidemyass.com/ I've used it in the past. It worked OK as a Firefox add-on, but I prefer to use the TOR browser https://www.torproject.org/projects/torbrowser.html.en (4.5.1 is latest). TOR is free and now built in to Firefox ESR. It is however kind of slow to load (at least on my notebook). TOR does come with a number of security features including NoScript, HTTPS Everywhere. There is more on TOR at http://www.techsupportalert.com/best-free-anonymous-surfing-service.htm

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Be Where You're Not. Fool The Web. 4 days 17 hours ago SwanKnight

So, how is this different from any run-of-the-mill VPN/Proxy service?

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Be Where You're Not. Fool The Web. 4 days 18 hours ago lowndesw

"hidemyass", huh?? Is this an April 1 article??

Seriously, THANK YOU for this and ALL the very helpful, interesting, educational, and exceptional articles!!

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Best Free Drive Cloning Software 5 days 4 hours ago AndyR

By "copy" do you mean "clone" ? (sector by sector image) or just an ordinary disk / partition image (data area only) ?

What operating system were you using Win7, Win8 or ?

The additional information would be appreciated so I can test the latest version again if need be, Thanks.

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Best Free Drive Cloning Software 5 days 4 hours ago alexxx46

This guy is an Aomei chirruper. Crowds of them (chirrupers) have been browsing here lately, mostly of Chinese origin.

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Best Free Drive Cloning Software 5 days 4 hours ago jajw98

Downloaded the Paragon, and attempted to use it to make a copy of my hard drive. Found that you had to buy the program to use that feature. Paid the 40 for the program: started the program, and waited...and waited...and waited...2 hours passed and it didn't even get past the integrity test. Eventually I gave up and downloaded the aomei free version and that started up right away! Not every happy with Paragon. Now I need to find out how to get my money back...

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Finds of the Week: Can Your Computer Run That Game?, Test New and Used PC Hardware, Download and Delete What Google Search Knows About You, News That Inspires 5 days 4 hours ago rhiannon

Not as far as I know. :)

 

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Best Free Digital Photo Organizer 5 days 9 hours ago GregR

I need a sorter to help remove duplicate images. Thus the following fields would be useful.

Side by side image display.

Location directory path.

Various sort options but usually by image size and date created.

The ability to specify "trees" and "all subdirectories".

Any of these do that?

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Finds of the Week: Can Your Computer Run That Game?, Test New and Used PC Hardware, Download and Delete What Google Search Knows About You, News That Inspires 5 days 14 hours ago LFAN

Regarding this article "How to Download and Delete What Google Search Knows About You", what if you've NEVER set up a Google account?
Do they still have all this info on your Google use?

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Finds of the Week: Can Your Computer Run That Game?, Test New and Used PC Hardware, Download and Delete What Google Search Knows About You, News That Inspires 5 days 16 hours ago Fairportfan

I've been meaning to say that i really don't care for the new site design.

I don't HATE it, just think it was unnecessary - like most of the tweaks Goggle has inflicted on Android since JellyBean, or Windows 8.

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The Easiest Way To Try Audio Editing 5 days 16 hours ago Fairportfan

"...download and install a dedicated freeware audio editor."

That would be Audacity - http://audacity.sourceforge.net/

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Be Where You're Not. Fool The Web. 5 days 17 hours ago datablitz7

HMA is not ideal, especially for streaming media. Try "Hola Better Internet" extension, available for Chrome, Firefox and IE. You can choose country of origin on the fly, and per site.

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Best Free Audio-Video Format Conversion Program 5 days 20 hours ago Arata

I will try out your suggestion about the editing software later and update this comment. 

Thanks and nice meeting you here, webguy. :)

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Best Free Audio-Video Format Conversion Program 5 days 20 hours ago Arata

Thanks for commenting here, Sir Winston. I also have no idea about this. But I think for such long-time-no-updating programs, I may try to replace them bit by bit. If you're looking for a video converter, you can have a look at other programs. :)

 

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Best Free Technical Support Sites 5 days 21 hours ago Sahil Waste

Like Bleeping Computers, Geekstogo[dot]com/forum is also a great place for tech help....

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Free Software for Aspiring Novelists 6 days 2 hours ago George.J

You could give a PM to Midnight Cowboy and if Rob is willing, you can take over this category :)

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How to get a free legal copy of a Windows 7 installation disk 6 days 7 hours ago v.laurie Your product key is probably an OEM license. Microsoft no longer lets you download Windows 7 unless you can provide a full retail key. view
Best Free Rootkit Scanner and Remover 6 days 11 hours ago AJNorth

TDSSKiller is now at version 3.0.0.44 (2015.01.21) - http://usa.kaspersky.com/downloads/TDSSKiller or http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/tdsskiller/ .

Malwarebytes Anti-Rootkit is now at version 1.09.1.1004 Beta (2015.02.09) - https://www.malwarebytes.org/antirootkit/ .

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How to Report Malware or False Positives to Multiple Antivirus Vendors 6 days 12 hours ago Sir_Awsomness

Could you please provide a link for Tencent? They quite often give false positives and it's really hard to find where to go to even ask about this kind of thing, especially when it's all in Chinese.

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Keep Track Of Your Activities On Your PC 1 week 2 hours ago Mighty

I've had ProcrastiTracker running on my machine for years. I don't look at it often enough :-) http://www.procrastitracker.com/

Drake Christensen

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Best Free eBook Reader for Android 1 week 4 hours ago Old Professor

I have a different criteria. I need to read technical publications. I belong to the IEEE Computer Society which has discontinued publishing hardcopy magazines. I was forced to convert to reading electronically.
I own a Motorola DROID4 on which I am using two of the recommended apps for reading books. For my purposes, a book is single column and has few illustrations. All files are downloaded to the DROID. I need PDF text to reflow, but I don't insist that the formatting be perfect. Some of the books are in TXT files. I tried DOC and DOCX and found no advantages. I Use Cool Reader and [commercial app edited out]. Sometimes one is more pleasing to view than the other.
For purposes of this discussion, technical magazines have lots of color illustrations, including ads. Attempting to read these on the DROID was impossible. Text was too small, illustrations were generally too big; reducing their size made them unreadable. I was forced to buy a tablet. I got a Samsung Galaxy TAB S. Then I had to select how to read the magazines.
The Computer Society provided an app for reading Computer Magazine. While useless on the small screen DROID, it is very good on the tablet. It renders full page view, probably of a PDF. The type is small, but readable. It has buttons for Contents, Search, and Library. The view it presents for the library makes me suspect that it is a customized version of EbookDroid, but that bookcase view is very common.
I tried reading using ePub versions that are available on the Computer Society web page to members. I don't like the aesthetics. They are presenting plain text that is not attractive to me for browsing.
I subscribe to ahobby magazine that is published in PDF, so I also tested reading it. I liked reading the PDF in Moon+. It was very readable. Jumping from the TOC to an article didn't work in Cool Reader. So, at the moment, Moon+ is my reader of choice for PDF.
I tried the readers that came preloaded on the Samsung tablet. Drive PDF Viewer only scrolled continuously; I couldn't fins a page view. Jumping from the TOC to an article didn't work. Hancom PDF reader added thumb views of pages at the bottom by squeezing the page. I didn't find these thumbs to be useful. Jumping from the TOC to an article worked some of time.

I recognize that my sampling was incomplete and not very well controlled. I'd love to see Gizmo extend their review to address technical text.

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Best Free Lightweight Web Browser 1 week 8 hours ago XPer

Hi,everyone,
here is my latest find in group of supersmall browsers- '32 bit web Browser', just 1 mb, can be downloaded as .exe and not necessarily 'saved', but just 'run'. And, just like in case with 'B.O.B. Rapid browser', little bit of manual work and tweaking required to create 'bookmarks'.
Sites are opening fast , no glitches, domestic and foreign.
Detail regarding 'B.O.B.Rapid Browser' ( sorry, I didn't mention this in my prior comment ): it doesn't open some sites on its own and resorts to opening those thru Your default browser. But the size ! The speed ! And no glitches. I've tried these two and Polarity, and am keeping them, even if just for fun
( and fun is in variety ). A.Raa.

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How to get a free legal copy of a Windows 7 installation disk 1 week 10 hours ago Dazo52

will this work with the windows 7 code printed on the back of a laptop? need to restore it to factory settings and i dont have the recovery disk so i was wondering if that would work

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Windows 10 Editions and Upgrades Announced 1 week 10 hours ago caktus

I guess I shouldn't be surprised if it does try to force Bing on me again. It was a big pain to get it off my Windows 8, the later 8.1. Even when it was no longer the default search engine it kept haunting me to no end. I guess MS was slipping up since I was eventually able to get rid of it so it would stay gone. If it comes back with the 10 upgrade I hope will be as merciful.

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Windows 10 Editions and Upgrades Announced 1 week 19 hours ago AndyR

I do not know if this counts as being more information or not but rumours say it will more than likely either be subscription based (much like Office 365) either that or you will just have the basic operating system but will need to pay for modules (aka Apps?) such as Media Centre etc...

Those are just rumours of course but not entirely unfounded when you think that a very high percentage of their operating system sales only come from new pre installed devices with not many people actually buying the operating system by itself these days, couple that with the all the pirated editions out there and Windows Activation tools it would be a good way for MS to recover those losses...

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The Simplest Way To Improve Your Web Browsing Security 1 week 23 hours ago searchlight

Beware when installing and/or purchasing a VPN of the limitations imposed by the software vendor. I purchased [edited], and discovered to my dismay that they block outgoing gmail as their VPN was used by spammers. I tried establishing Gmail as an exclusion within the program but that did not work, either. Could not send any outgoing smtp emails using Thunderbird configured for Gmail unless I turned [edited] off.

This was a hassle, so I uninstalled the program, and received a refund.

I am trying VPN browser extensions as a substitute.

[Moderator's note: Mention of commercial service edited out. We cover only free service here.]

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Windows 10 Editions and Upgrades Announced 1 week 23 hours ago Anupam

It is better to either visit the site of the commercial software, or write to their support in order to satisfy your query. Please do not post here about commercial software.

In general, most of the programs should work with Windows 10.

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Windows 10 Editions and Upgrades Announced 1 week 23 hours ago cloverdavid

Will current software, like [edited], [edited], [edited], and utilities, anti malware work with Windows 10?

[Moderator's note: mention of commercial software edited out]

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How to Clean An Infected Computer 1 week 1 day ago kgm4714

Can I make a HitmanPro.Kickstart from the infected computer? It happens to be the only computer on which I have HMP loaded.

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How to Remove Google Text Ads 1 week 1 day ago RobertP

Thank you for the article. Really have been wanting to stop the ads. I followed the directions, but when I save the .hosts on Notepad file and request to replace the existing file I receive the message "Access is denied". That is where I get stuck.
I am working on Windows 7 and use Firefox.

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Best Free Technical Support Sites 1 week 1 day ago satrow

For complex Microsoft Windows problems, like the dreaded Blue Screens of Death (BSOD), Windows Update failures, SFC scans failing to fix, malware problems and a lot more, the folks at Sysnative go out of their way to dig deep and get things straightened out - that's if they haven't already built a tool to do the job for you!

Highly recommended and probably the most professional team out there.

[Disclosure] I'm listed as a Staff member there.

I know that the active Staff there blow me into the weeds, I leave it to them, they're simply in a different league.

http://www.sysnative.com

"Sysnative.com provides free professional Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) crash analysis and debugging support, expert malware analysis and removal advice, Windows Update help plus hardware and networking support for Windows OS."

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Free Software for Aspiring Novelists 1 week 1 day ago CASD

We need an author here..Storybook isn't even up to par with a lot of other freeware, Web site doesn't work also there is a new site and software called Ostorybook and then you have online novel writing software.. and distraction free online software, like writemonkey

I might consider taken over this, area since I'm a writing software junkie :) always searching for new stuff

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How to Find Out How Fast Your USB Flash Drives Are 1 week 1 day ago v.laurie Offhand I don't know what the problem might be. The utility does read larger drives. view
How to Find Out How Fast Your USB Flash Drives Are 1 week 1 day ago jcpeake

I recently bought a batch of new flash drives and wanted to test them out. So, I tried this utility just now (on a Windows 7 laptop) and it could only detect one of them. Maybe the utility has trouble detecting large capacity drives. (The one it detected was a 4GB drive, and the rest ranged from 16GB to 128GB.)

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Windows 10 Editions and Upgrades Announced 1 week 1 day ago v.laurie Remah, I do not have access to a "Windows with Bing" system. If you are familiar with it, then maybe you can help caktus. view
Windows 10 Editions and Upgrades Announced 1 week 1 day ago Remah

I thought that caktus was talking about having "Windows with Bing" preinstalled. That is a very different issue than having Bing as the default search engine which is very simple to change.

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Windows 10 Editions and Upgrades Announced 1 week 1 day ago v.laurie

This article has more news about phone updates- http://www.pcworld.com/article/2923085/microsoft-will-bypass-carriers-pu...

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Windows 10 Editions and Upgrades Announced 1 week 1 day ago v.laurie I don't know if the Windows 10 upgrade will have Bing as the default search. It wouldn't surprise me if Microsoft made it the default in all upgrades but I don't know. view

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