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UltraDefrag 1 min 24 sec ago Gandof_Tx

2017-02-26 VirusTotal shows: Endgame malicious (moderate confidence) 20170222

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Best Free Antivirus Software 3 hours 33 min ago rolou

For Windows 10 users the latest Bitdefender Free AV coupled with their stand alone BD Anti-Ransomware which is also free offers excellent protection.
Same highest rating results as their commercial product but very lightweight, unobtrusive and free. Not configurable which won't please the geeks but a great option for the average user in my opinion.
The latest version of Bitdefender AV Free will only work with Windows 7 Service Pack 1 through to Windows 10.

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Best Free Antivirus Software 11 hours 27 min ago strangevarius

Qihoo 360 was removed from av-comparative, AV-TEST and Virus Bulletin because they were cheating. You can googled for the news. I'm going to share the link, but when trying to post my comment, it was blocked.

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Zoner Photo Studio Free 11 hours 32 min ago Geir

This version is just a bait to pro upgrade.

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Get This $109 Book On Cloud Networks And Security For Free If You're Quick 12 hours 13 min ago DrDoug

The book was published in 2014 and a great deal has changed since then.

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Best Free Video Cutter and Joiner 17 hours 28 min ago Holodeck

SolveigMM AVI Trimmer+ works fine. It supports other video formats too. Recommended!

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The Best Tag-Enabled Note Taking App I Have Found 22 hours 21 min ago Mighty

I've been using Evernote for a few years. Mostly, I like it. I like the syncing between my phone and my PCs.

One UI change I wish they would make is an option to put the tag list in a separate window. I like to open notes in their own windows. When I click on the window with the tag list, that includes the note list. That often obscures the note I want to drag tags to.

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The Site That Makes It Easy To Be A Graphic Designer 22 hours 22 min ago darknesseternal

I doubt this will make me very popular down here in the comment section, but I have to say something. This website (techsupportalert or Gizmo's), is one of the best, if not THE best provider of technical information, and product reviews of free gadgets, software, and innovative ideas, that exists on the internet today. As far as I can tell there are very few if any paid "staff," or "CFO's," or people with the last name of Trump who "work" here. 1) There is someone or a group of someone's who keep the site up and running. 2) There is a handsome sheriff named Midnight Cowboy - Site Manager, who keeps us in line. I think I have just named all of the officials. The rest of the site is user supported, and it's those users who research, compare, and analyze, all the information, and then, they manage to present it to us in an informative, and entertaining way. Oh yes, did i mention that they do all of this for FREE? Frankly, some comments sound like they were written by cantankerous old men, looking for something to complain about. How about being thankful for all the work that goes into creating this wonderful website? I for one am very grateful. I know that Giz, MC, Rob, Rhiannon, and many others whose names escape me right now, would never speak to a site user in this fashion, they are far too dignified. I however, am not. So, if you don't like the information on this site, you are invited to go whine somewhere else. Oh but before you go, please take just a moment, and bite me. Thank you!

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The Site That Makes It Easy To Be A Graphic Designer 22 hours 38 min ago darknesseternal

Oh no, it was entirely my pleasure! You have no idea how long I have been holding that in... : ) de - Site Pest Con-Troll Ninja.

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Get This $109 Book On Cloud Networks And Security For Free If You're Quick 1 day 1 hour ago Australia

Thanks Rob !

I went to the link provided here, and was asked to provide a "work email"
I just provided my usual email address that is reserved for spam company offers, and the download link was found in my inbox
Of course, I chose to provide an email address, instead of registering via LinkedIn, which is another option (that option will compromise my personal details)

They didnt ask one detail from me. Too easy

A free 239 page "Cloud Management and Security" PDF is now mine, but it is quite technical - I have some friends that can use it

Yet another great find Rob !

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Use this Free Utility to Help Make Your Windows Files Easier to Organize and Find 1 day 3 hours ago mrkuramoto

I have been searching for this solution for quite a while with no success. I found some softwares that delivers TAGs capability for any kind of files but I haven't found one that fulfil all my needs and expectations. Fortunately I reached this website, follow the explanation and download File Meta. Everything works fantastic and TAGs running smoothly.
I will try to broadcast as much as possible this tutorial and the File Meta software because I'm sure that many people is facing the same Windows 10 limitation.

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Get This $109 Book On Cloud Networks And Security For Free If You're Quick 1 day 3 hours ago Joe A.TT

I would never download anything from TradePub. The amount of personal information they want from me is too much.

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Web of Trust (WOT) 1 day 5 hours ago Remah

Wow - rehash stuff from last year and miss the discussion in the Forum here. Wow, wow - make factually incorrect claims that "They are no longer operating - their assets have been sold!" Seriously, where did this come from?

Perhaps you read the Wikipedia article which says that the company is liquidated since June 2016? It means the old company rather than the new company. Probably an ESOL wrote that misleading statement. Following the Wikipedia reference to the business registration information you'll see that it is still operating. Alternatively go to their website and see that support is continuing.

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The Site That Makes It Easy To Be A Graphic Designer 1 day 10 hours ago MidnightCowboy Thank you for your support on behalf of all the contributors to this site. :) MC - Site Manager. view
Web of Trust (WOT) 1 day 17 hours ago rolou

Installed WOT Chrome add-on to my Vivaldi browser today and it is working perfectly.
Firefox add-on not yet available.

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Hundreds Of Free Office Document Templates To Download 1 day 17 hours ago Australia

Nice find Rob !
The site includes professional looking resume, questionaire, merit certificate templates
Havent had time to go through all the categories, but they work well with my Word 2003 / 2010
Very useful indeed

Keep up the good work

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How to Disable Your Android Screen Touch 2 days 36 min ago Jojo Yee @Lee, the download or "Get It" link is provided on the app detail page. Check it out from the box "See more of this app with rating and download links" above. view
How to Disable Your Android Screen Touch 2 days 3 hours ago Lee Wilkerson

The least you could do is add a link to D/L the App!

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Hundreds Of Free Office Document Templates To Download 2 days 10 hours ago vandamme

I tried some with LibreOffice, and they're mostly docx which opens up OK, but some type is a different size or font depending on what you have installed. So you may have to adjust to suit. I use Linux so I don't have a lot of Microsoft fonts, but Windows users should be OK.

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Web of Trust (WOT) 2 days 10 hours ago Sea Mac

They are no longer operating - their assets have been sold! Their Browser Plugin is no longer available and is no longer supported.

https://www.mywot.com/en/forum/70818-to-the-wot-community

http://www.pcworld.com/article/3139814/software/web-of-trust-browser-ext...

https://steveshank.com/cgi-bin/article.pl?aid=679

http://www.pcmag.com/news/349328/web-of-trust-browser-extension-cannot-b...

In light of this, is Gizmo's still using this as their #1 choice for filter against "Bad Web Sites"?  C. Mc.

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Best Free Program Launcher 2 days 19 hours ago MidnightCowboy Thank you for pointing this out. These items have now been corrected. MC - Site Manager. view
Best Free Program Launcher 2 days 19 hours ago bernardz

Other software suggestions:

  • Fences

Is no longer free

  • XWindows Dock

Link does not work

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Hundreds Of Free Office Document Templates To Download 2 days 23 hours ago Geekomatic

Are any Libre-compatible, or MS only?

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Keep All Your Passwords Safe With KeePass 2 days 23 hours ago jack_e_alexander

Thank you for your answer to my question about WOT. I had forgotten about the forum. I'm old(er) so sorry....

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No More Ransom: A Step Towards Eliminating Ransomware 3 days 9 hours ago avtar

Thanks for the prompt reply Rhiannon. When/if you test it could you update this page please as I consider a Gizmo's recommendation the Michelin star of the IT world :)

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How To Make Windows 10 Look and Feel Like Windows 7 3 days 19 hours ago balasahu

I think Vmware is the best ever Virtualization Application
http://www.elinuxbook.com/how-to-install-vmware-player-12-on-ubuntu-16-04/

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No More Ransom: A Step Towards Eliminating Ransomware 4 days 3 hours ago rhiannon

It's relatively new and I haven't tried it, but it's getting some good early reviews:

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/ransomfree-is-the-latest-...

http://www.pcworld.com/article/3150748/security/this-free-software-prote...

http://lifehacker.com/ransomfree-proactively-protects-your-computer-agai...

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No More Ransom: A Step Towards Eliminating Ransomware 4 days 6 hours ago avtar

Thanks for your excellent work Rhiannon. May I ask your opinion of RansomFree?

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Best Sites To Read Books Online Without Download or Registration 4 days 9 hours ago Ludo

Great list!
May I suggest also readinenglish.com, it is easy to read on it, well designed. Plus, translations are possible for people learning english.

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Best Free Windows Apps 4 days 10 hours ago Morty

Send Anywhere doesn't work in Windows 7. Any alternative suggestions?
Thanks

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Best Free Encryption Utility for Cloud Storage 4 days 13 hours ago philip

Thanks for reporting their demise AEIO. I'll remove them from the category.

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Best Free File Encryption Utility 4 days 16 hours ago Luscombe

I prefer to use Lock My Folders to encrypt my files. It works flawlessly on my Windows 10 computer.

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Best Free Encryption Utility for Cloud Storage 4 days 17 hours ago AEIO_

Hey, just FYI: cloudifile.com and cloudfogger.com are now both dead. Looks like maybe odrive.com (See: https://www.odrive.com/features/encryption) might be one to add but haven't tried it out yet.

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The Site That Makes It Easy To Be A Graphic Designer 4 days 21 hours ago budchekov

Site WFM on Win 7 with the latest stable Vivaldi, video plays fine, as for Pale Moon, wouldn't know, after numerous problems accessing sites, lack of extension compatibility and security concerns I gave up and uninstalled it a couple of updates ago.

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Keep All Your Passwords Safe With KeePass 4 days 23 hours ago Sea Mac

Yeah, my bad. I removed "Android" from the list of platforms supported after I saw this: https://github.com/zdia/gorilla/wiki/Gorilla-for-Android

https://github.com/zdia/gorilla/wiki/Gorilla-for-Android-(GUI) (It is still a work in progress.)

It is one of the better 'free password safe' offerings for Mac OS X users, though. (If not the Best.)

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Keep All Your Passwords Safe With KeePass 4 days 23 hours ago Jojo Yee Regrettably it doesn't seem to support Android and I can't use it on the move. My current choice Keepass and Lastpass, the former includes banking passwords and the latter doesn't. view
Keep All Your Passwords Safe With KeePass 4 days 23 hours ago Sea Mac

I used to use KeePass Safe, but now I use Password Gorilla ( http://www.zdia.de/downloads/gorilla/ ). It is cross-platform for Linux/Windows/and Mac OS X - Source Code available.

I find it to be more useful. You can organize passwords into groups (For Instance: "Web Sites" / "Mobile devices Logins" / "Network Logins" / "MySQL Database passwords" / "Desktop APPs") - and sort on the groups, generate passwords with several options, edit, and add comments to passwords. You can even merge two databases together, which function I use to quickly update older databases, with the latest passwords in the newest database. The Database Merge function also has a comprehensive Conflict Resolving scheme.

The built in help is very detailed. Please, do check it out! I hope you find it as useful as I have found it.   C. Mc.

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Convert To or From PDF Quickly And Online 5 days 4 hours ago pvilan

Thanks Rob.
I am presently using PDF Candy, but I will try your advice.
Regards
Peter

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The Site That Makes It Easy To Be A Graphic Designer 5 days 7 hours ago sirpaul2

Perhaps, but I'm not going to circumvent my security for any website that I don't have a pressing need for. I was checking my work email and this looked 'interesting', but if the site developers don't want to support certain configurations, then so be it.

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The Site That Makes It Easy To Be A Graphic Designer 5 days 7 hours ago MidnightCowboy Works fine for me using Vivaldi Linux. Maybe you have Windows security software or another local issue interfering with it? MC - Site Manager. view
The Site That Makes It Easy To Be A Graphic Designer 5 days 8 hours ago sirpaul2

Snappa's website doesn't seem to fully support Pale Moon or Vivaldi (with or without ad blocking) - video won't play on either browser, so it's unlikely that I'll revisit the website. I'll stick with software that's currently working OK.

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The Site That Makes It Easy To Be A Graphic Designer 5 days 8 hours ago Fairportfan

This is why i have Serif PagePlus (just updated to X9, which will be the last version as they are rolling out new design and graphics lines).

Output in professional-grade PDF is i need it.

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The Site That Makes It Easy To Be A Graphic Designer 5 days 10 hours ago Jim Foster

Absolutely incorrect in how this site is described. Christopher Gimmer site co-founder in an email to me says this: Snappa outputs at 192 DPI.
That is USELESS for any print work. So Snappa might be useful -- and likely IS useful -- for certain web design tasks. But GIZMO describes it as useful for brochures and similar. It is not. In short, the review starts with this: Ever looked at a newspaper ad, flyer, product leaflet, poster or glossy brochure and wished that you could produce work that looked as good? Well do not expect to get that by using Snappa.

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Convert To or From PDF Quickly And Online 5 days 11 hours ago TheHubster

I use desktop app from http://www.pdfill.com/ called PDFill. Installs as a 30mb file so not a big footprint and it has just been updated to version 13. Would not be without it.

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Keep All Your Passwords Safe With KeePass 5 days 15 hours ago lethal42

Luv this site and the advise of better app and software...but LastPass was the 'ants pantz' (best of the best including Keepass) 6 months ago. What has changed should be stated.

I am remaining with Lastpass (Premium)...yes I have invested.

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Best Free Project Manager 5 days 16 hours ago oliviacote

Asana and Zoha are really good but now I am shifted to new project management tools or apps that are affordable plus easy to use. Task Ray and Leankor Both are efficiently handles all threads.

https://goo.gl/dqgwlK

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Best Free Media Player 5 days 19 hours ago Anupam

Strange.. the update is being offered via the internal update in the player... but the new version does not show up on the official site. And on another PotPlayer site, the 1.7 version is still being said as beta.

I performed the internal update on my laptop, and I am fine with the new look.. the icons etc are a little bigger now. I understand why some people might not be too happy with it.

Update: The new version is available for download from the PotPlayer site. The new version just does not show up in the Update section of the site. I downloaded the installer and updated PotPlayer on my desktop too.

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FastCopy 5 days 21 hours ago BkAngel

It's horrible!! FastCopy couldn't be any slower if it tried. Windows 10 is 10 times faster. So is growing grass.
I better be able to uninstall this without problem... =/

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Best Free Reminder and To-do List for Android 6 days 7 hours ago justme99

Maybe give ShareNOTZ a try ... it lets you share lists, notes, reminders, and more with true multi-user collaboration features:

It's in the play store. ShareNOTZ

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A New Browser To Rival The Best Of Them 6 days 10 hours ago budchekov

Hmm, WFM, all sites display the same with a nice dark skin, maybe ask at the Vivaldi Forum, https://forum.vivaldi.net/
You should get an answer from the helpful folks there.

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A New Browser To Rival The Best Of Them 6 days 10 hours ago CASD

THanks... But it still changes color for each web site..I want it to stay the same 24/7

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A New Browser To Rival The Best Of Them 6 days 10 hours ago budchekov

Tools/ Settings/Themes + - buttons..you can create a new theme, color it any way you want and save it.
Not as fully skinned as a Firefox 'Full Theme' but a pretty neat fun feature.

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Best Free Trojan Horse Scanning And Removal Software 6 days 11 hours ago Kasiourasg

I've been using MalwareFox and I'm pretty darn pleased with it, it also came a bit cheaper than Malwarebytes which is nice.

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A New Browser To Rival The Best Of Them 6 days 11 hours ago CASD

Anyone know how to keep one theme/color instead of changing colors for each web site.....Sometimes Vivaldi is too pretty and distracting :)

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Spam Blocker Reviews: Firetrust's MailWasher 6 days 12 hours ago chrisabc

Article dated 2011 is now out of date.
I've used MailWasher Pro for years but now you have to pay for it annually. I did not mind paying for it once, but don't like the change to yearly fee. Also it is not good if you have several devices and mixture of POP3 and IMAP access (as the MailWasher help agrees). I have not yet found a perfect alternative but am looking at free software.

Correction: FEB 2017. The MailWasher website now lists a FREE version of MailWasher available. This has a cut down list of features (only 1 email address, no preview of the emails, no sync to mobile device, etc) but this may be useful for some people. However when I clicked on a link to download it said this was a Trial version that works for 30 days. Maybe the website is confused.

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Keep All Your Passwords Safe With KeePass 6 days 13 hours ago tweetiepooh

What we did was create LastPass accounts for each family member. I can then share passwords with them and even not allow them to see the password so it can fill in login screens for them but not disclose the actual value. I can also then revoke that share if needed.

LastPass can be a pain sometimes filling in values where not needed, trying to be helpful.

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300,000 Free Lectures From The World's Top Universities 6 days 13 hours ago Miss Honey

Can I access the I Tunes courses (at TSA) with a Windows OS?

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Freemake Video Converter 6 days 14 hours ago salemsims

I am using freeware since years. Recently it has become more troublesome. It asks yo to update frequently and when updating creates some changes that are suspicious.. I uninstalled and reinstalled. The notice to update comes almost from the next date. If you do update the process is repeated. Probably till you buy a non freeware.

This site needs to probe and alter the priority of recommendations.

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Best Free iPhone Apps 6 days 18 hours ago tutu18

Thank you, admin, For sharing the best free iPhone games list. I am currently using tutu helper to download paid apps for free. I suggest these page visitors try tutu helper app once, you will surely love it.

Ref: http://tutuhelperappdownload.com

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Best Free Games for your iPhone, iPad and iPod touch 6 days 18 hours ago tutu18

Thank you, admin, For sharing the best free iPhone games list. I am currently using tutu helper to download paid apps for free. I suggest these page visitors try tutu helper app once, you will surely love it.

Ref: http://tutuhelperappdownload.com

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Keep All Your Passwords Safe With KeePass 6 days 23 hours ago Remah

There are better places to ask this question:

  • In an article that relates to WOT.
  • In the site forum.
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A New Browser To Rival The Best Of Them 1 week 9 min ago budchekov

Which the author has given up on..

http://fasezero.com/lastnotice.html

Won't be the last come Fx 57,

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Keep All Your Passwords Safe With KeePass 1 week 3 hours ago OllieJones

KeePass is really good stuff. It's local, rather than a web app controlled by somebody other than me.

With KeePass you can use a different password on every site reasonably easily. Back when Adobe was cracked, all I had to do was change that one password.

Its container file is protected by strong crypto, so use a good passphrase.

I use it with a free Dropbox subscription, so the container file shows up on the various computers I use.

There's also a plugin for syncing the encrypted container file to AWS S3, which I use to back it up.
Highly recommended!

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Keep All Your Passwords Safe With KeePass 1 week 6 hours ago jack_e_alexander

I have a problem with Web of Trust. Firefox stopped using it and I have to use an old version, but that is not why I am writing this. I see lots of sites use it to test software. How is this done? I use VirusTotal all of the time but I am flabbergasted about software sites using WOT to test software. I thought, up til now that they just rated web pages. So, what's up with this?

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A New Browser To Rival The Best Of Them 1 week 11 hours ago CASD

They do...Add-on "Tab groups"

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Best Free Media Player 1 week 15 hours ago Anupam

Any idea when the new stable version will be out? I had a look at the beta page, and it seems like many people are not happy with the new skin, and demanding the old one.

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Best Free Software for Mac OS 1 week 16 hours ago Just

Great list! Thank you for sharing :) I would like to add just one more tool that changed the way I used to work :) Droplr (www.droplr.com) - a powerful tool to share files in a few seconds :)

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Best Free Media Player 1 week 22 hours ago Remah

The following links in the article need to be updated:

Why Codec Packs Are Bad might now be Beware: Never Download “Codecs” or “Players” To Watch Videos Online

Codec Packs Are Evil should now be linked to http://blogs.msmvps.com/chrisl/2004/07/04/codec-packs-are-evil-dont-install-them/

Microsoft's Caution in the Codec FAQs has moved to https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/15070/windows-media-player-codecs-frequently-asked-questions  (as Microsoft seem to rejig their help sites for every new versiono of Windows).

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Best Free Media Player 1 week 23 hours ago seeker108

George.J: Thanks for your good work. I like PotPlayer very much, especially the easy to use key controls for playback. But you say under Pros & Cons that 'default 'automatic' video renderer not the best.' For the benefit of those of us who aren't super video geeks, it would be helpful to know what is the best renderer to use?

I'm currently using the instructions from the SVP Wiki [Smooth Video Project] to configure video playback on PotPlayer. I'd appreciate input from those with some video expertise as to whether that is a good way to go? Here's the link to the PotPlayer configuration page on their Wiki, which is more than 2 years old so the configuration pages don't match exactly with the current version:
https://www.svp-team.com/wiki/SVP:Daum_PotPlayer

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Keep All Your Passwords Safe With KeePass 1 week 1 day ago TAK

KeePass+Firefox+KeeFox
Absolutely fantastic!!

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Keep All Your Passwords Safe With KeePass 1 week 1 day ago jhvance

I'm the only user, as I have no kids or spouse with whom the master password must be shared (and I don't reuse the LastPass master password for anything else).

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Keep All Your Passwords Safe With KeePass 1 week 1 day ago MrDog

I have used KeePass for quite a while and recently switched to LastPass and am now in the process of switching back. Main reason for me is that I typically have a large number of tabs open and many of them will contain forms which do not have passwords (I am a web developer) - I found LastPass to be very slow as it seems to look at fields on every page and insert code to enable itself when it is not needed. But for more general use it is I guess fine. The other slight drawback is that we like to give our children the password to our password "safe" - with KeePass anyone who manages to get the password from them (not sure how securely they would keep the "safe" pass) would then need to get access to our devices which for anyone except the children would involve theft. With LastPass all our passwords would be available to anyone who obtained the LastPass username/password.

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Keep All Your Passwords Safe With KeePass 1 week 1 day ago SimpleMikey

Additional cross-platform info regarding Keepass: There is a very good implementation of Keepass for Android called KeepassDroid. I store my Keepass database in Dropbox, which makes my passwords available to me on all my platforms: desktop, laptops, tablets, and phone. And now that Android apps run on ChromeOS, I have my passwords with me on my Acer R13 Chromebook, too. Problem solved.

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Keep All Your Passwords Safe With KeePass 1 week 1 day ago jhvance

I'm satisfied with LastPass, which is secure, viable and synchonized across all the different platforms (desktop, laptop, cellphone) that I use, so why is KeePass better?

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Keep All Your Passwords Safe With KeePass 1 week 1 day ago phoneguy

I have used KeePass for years. I do use LastPass however I keep a backup of it in KeePass. I also do not keep financial logons in LastPass. I keep those in KeePass for added security since it remains local. Also, KeePass can be used on both Windows and Linux which works for me. The KeePass team continues to work on improvements as well. Also, it is portable so you can keep it with you on a USB drive.

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Keep All Your Passwords Safe With KeePass 1 week 1 day ago HatchetEgg

I did use this a fair amount at one point. But I decided to move to lastpass about 3 - 4 years ago. I even used keepass along with lastpass once because, lastpass was only free to use on the desktop, but now it;s available to use on all platforms for free. So now I had ditched keepass altogether.

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Keep All Your Passwords Safe With KeePass 1 week 1 day ago tarstarkas27

I personally prefer Roboform and Last Pass which let me access my passwords anywhere.

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Best Free Media Player 1 week 1 day ago George.J

PotPlayer has had a major update with v1.7 being rolled out. The interface and logo has now changed.  

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Best Free Browser-based File Transfer Software 1 week 1 day ago KRT

Tried to download the HFS standalone executable file today, only to be notified by my anti-malware software that it contains a trojan! It was immediately quarantined and I have proceeded no further.

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Keep All Your Passwords Safe With KeePass 1 week 1 day ago malc_b

Ditto. You haven't mentioned all the good features such as the ability to script for the typical bank login, namely, supply username and password, then on next screen pick characters 3,6,9 in drop down boxes. Also there is a chromebook extension that will use the keepass database so you can use the keepass passwords on a chromebook. You still need a real PC to edit the keepass entries but at least it is possible to use a chromebook to login to your banks etc.. Note that the chromebook app is rather limited and just does username and password automatically. More complex logins have to be done by hand after using the app to look up the values needed for a dropdown, or using copy/paste for complete words.

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Keep All Your Passwords Safe With KeePass 1 week 1 day ago Anupam

Great software. Have been using it since years now.

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Best Free Media Player 1 week 1 day ago jack_e_alexander

I've been using K-lite Mega codec pack with MPC x64 for years with absolutely NO problems. Why the fear of Mega codec packs?

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Finds of the Week: Block telemetry in Windows 7 & 8.1 / EPIC NASA satellite images / Gmail now blocks JavaScript / Knowledge Stew 1 week 2 days ago footpatrol

The info on the Telemetry and info gathered is interesting but more guidance is needed to configure this.
Finding the Group Editor policy area to change is not easy after reading the article. It seems like other downloads may be needed to enable this on many systems.

I found more info on this here:

hxxp//technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh147307(v=ws.10).aspx

hxxps://www.itechtics.com/enable-gpedit-windows-10-home/

hxxp/:/www.isunshare.com/windows-10/5-ways-to-access-local-group-policy-editor-on-windows-10.html

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Controversial Advertising Program Now Being Embedded in More Software 1 week 2 days ago Anderton

Has this article recently been updated????

I can't see anything in the first screenshot to indicate that "At the start of the FreeFileSync installation process you are presented with the licensing agreement which clearly flags OpenCandy as a separate agreement." Sorry, but nothing's clear to me from that; OC doesn't appear there at all. Or maybe I need some new glasses????

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Controversial Advertising Program Now Being Embedded in More Software 1 week 2 days ago robartm

This article is the epitome of what consumers look for. Thank you very much.
p.s. There was a time when "news" media primarily had this type of content, which sadly, is no longer the case. Gizmo's wording to delineate specifically to include a time base for taking its own recommendation take committed resources to 'do' what one 'says'. applause, applause.

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Finds of the Week: Block telemetry in Windows 7 & 8.1 / EPIC NASA satellite images / Gmail now blocks JavaScript / Knowledge Stew 1 week 2 days ago anandcoral

What most commentator are missing is that Gmail now forbids .js as like .exe
Yes u can send a renamed file but they are unexecutable by default.

I am a developer and I have to send .exe files to our client and I send them renamed with instruction on how to rename back and run the exe.

Many spammers where sending files like "very good.jpg.exe" and people where falling in seeing the .jpg and clicking on the attachment to open the image file, instead were getting spoofed. These spammers switched to .js for it and most people do not understand what harm a nasty .js can do.

Gmail has now blocked that too, to protect its users.

Regards,

Anand

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Best Free Media Player 1 week 2 days ago man0000

I have tried almost all of them and, right now, the best is the absent.
Though it is very minimalistic, as player has no rival. Open source with extended help and constant update.
It plays all you can hit it with and no other is as fast by far.
Try mpv player at http://www.mpv.io
There is a project called Bomi Player based on mpv for those who want a more graphic GUI. https://bomi-player.github.io/

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Finds of the Week: Block telemetry in Windows 7 & 8.1 / EPIC NASA satellite images / Gmail now blocks JavaScript / Knowledge Stew 1 week 3 days ago rhiannon I'm glad you like it. I would never have guessed how much you'd have to pay for a place to park a hot dog cart, in New York City or anywhere else. I bet you'd need to sell a lot of hot dogs to cover the cost......... :) view
Finds of the Week: Block telemetry in Windows 7 & 8.1 / EPIC NASA satellite images / Gmail now blocks JavaScript / Knowledge Stew 1 week 3 days ago rhiannon

Yes indeed, that is very true, and quite useful for those of us who want or need to do such things for various (non-nefarious) reasons. :)

What I was referring to was Google not letting certain files types through in case people click on them, thus making Gmail safer for most users, and that changing the file extension wouldn't allow a file to execute if sent via email and someone clicked on it. Sorry I didn't make that clearer.

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Finds of the Week: Block telemetry in Windows 7 & 8.1 / EPIC NASA satellite images / Gmail now blocks JavaScript / Knowledge Stew 1 week 3 days ago Fishingelbow

Rhiannon, all the recipient has to do is rename the extension back to the original (.exe or whatever) and it will now execute. Pukkie's trick has been used as a workaround for many years for IE.

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Finds of the Week: Block telemetry in Windows 7 & 8.1 / EPIC NASA satellite images / Gmail now blocks JavaScript / Knowledge Stew 1 week 3 days ago NeilF784

Thanks very much for the link to Knowledge Stew. I too love finding out diverse facts.
Staggering to read of the cost of running a Hot Dog Stand in New York -Ground Rent only.
Yesterday I was at a Café in Auckland, NZ where a large sum had been spent on Fit Out costs and I was told Monthly Rent was NZ$38000 which seemed horrendous to me.

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Finds of the Week: Block telemetry in Windows 7 & 8.1 / EPIC NASA satellite images / Gmail now blocks JavaScript / Knowledge Stew 1 week 3 days ago rhiannon

Yes, you can surely rename files. If I recall correctly, renaming a file without keeping the original file extension makes it non workable - e.g. if you rename an .exe file to .old then the file, if clicked on, won't execute.

I don't think any program or application is entirely safe. I think this was put in place so that people don't inadvertently or unknowingly click an infected file. :)

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Best Free DVD Authoring Software 1 week 3 days ago mothman

I recommend AVStoDVD.
https://sourceforge.net/projects/avstodvd/

I tried DVD Flick first and the audio was out of sync every time it encoded.

Next I tried DVD Styler, and made a neat custom menu with it. The resulting DVD played fine on one DVD player (a really old one), got stuck on the menu on the second DVD player, and played with a stutter on an Xbox 360.

Then I tried AVStoDVD with no menu. It played fine on all three.

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Finds of the Week: Block telemetry in Windows 7 & 8.1 / EPIC NASA satellite images / Gmail now blocks JavaScript / Knowledge Stew 1 week 3 days ago Pukkie

Gmail safer? Just rename the extension in e.g. ".old", ".eee", and still it is not recognized as unsave.

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Access Your PC Remotely Via Any Web Browser 1 week 3 days ago eikelein

@Geekomatic:
Thank you for your comment. I could have found a gem - if AeroAdmin holds up to the promises; I will try it.

I gained the following by cursory reading on the respective web sites:

AeroAdmin is NOT "totally free for business use" as you state (see: https://www.aeroadmin.com/en/buy.html ).

AeroAdmin is made to enable admin(s) to access/control other computer(s).

Ulterius is made to enable one computer to be accessed from multiple locations via web browser without needing software installed on the remote machine(s).

Maybe you want to look up the meaning of "ulterior"?

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A Free Animation Utility That can be Used by the Non-Artistic 1 week 3 days ago MidnightCowboy Thank you. The link has now been removed. MC - Site Manager. view
A Free Animation Utility That can be Used by the Non-Artistic 1 week 3 days ago Lightbar

I know this is a 5-year-old article, but just a quick FYI in case anyone cares... The link to the J-Walk Blog posted at the end of this article is dead. It leads to the J-Walk home page, but the blog that it was originally a link to must have been removed from the site.

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Best Free Software for Linux 1 week 4 days ago Panzer "... FreeRDP is a free implementation of the Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP), released under the Apache license. Enjoy the freedom of using your software wherever you want, the way you want it, in a world where interoperability can finally liberate your computing experience ...": http://www.freerdp.com/ view
Best Free Software for Linux 1 week 4 days ago Panzer strongSwan - the OpenSource IPsec-based VPN Solution: https://www.strongswan.org/ view
Best Free Web Form Filler and Password Manager 1 week 4 days ago AJNorth

Dashlane has been updated to version 4.6.6.23032 .

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