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2 weeks 4 days ago How to Report Malware or False Positives to Multiple Antivirus Vendors WZehntner

My false positive sample was detected when I uploaded it to virustotal.
I then submitted it 3 times to virus_research@mcafee.com (leaving at least 7 days interval). My file was never whitelisted there.
The new email adress virus_research_gateway@avertlabs.com works better for samples that are flagged as McAfee-GW-Edition.
If you are interested I can provide the report-links from virustotal.

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2 weeks 4 days ago Best Free CD-DVD Burning Software Anupam

I think you are confusing things. The review is about software required to burn CD/DVD. The review is not for discussion about boot media.

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2 weeks 4 days ago Best Free CD-DVD Burning Software AussieExpat

What's missing from this review, and it's getting pretty crucial these days is any discussion of booting on Windows 8 using Live CD / Live USB -- even in the comments section, there's no discussion of it.

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2 weeks 4 days ago How to Report Malware or False Positives to Multiple Antivirus Vendors Chiron

From what I can tell from the link either email address should work. Did you find that the file was never detected when you used virus_research@mcafee.com, even after a week or so?

Also, did you find that if the file was submitted to virus_research_gateway@avertlabs.com it was actually added to the database faster? What were your findings when you tried it?

Thanks.

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2 weeks 4 days ago Wikipedia, But With A Modern Interface bernardz

The wikipedia has ads.

There are many style sheets, one might work for you. On my notepad, I use this style sheet

https://userstyles.org/styles/95855/wikipedia-simplified

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2 weeks 4 days ago Wikipedia, But With A Modern Interface West Swan

Hello,

Firstly, thank you for this find which will be of use to many people I am sure.

I also think many people (including myself) will prefer the regular style without all the eye candy stuff.

But then again I kicked up a stink when the free fastmail service got taken over by Opera and they tried to 'modernise' the look and feel.

We won. They reverted back to having a 'classic' interface option.

Cheers,

An old bloke who thinks if it aint broke then don't fix it :-)

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2 weeks 5 days ago Best Free Media Player Anupam

Update check for PotPlayer does not seem to be working. I have set the option for PotPlayer to "always" check for updates, and I have seen it work before, but since last 2-3 versions, it hasn't been working.

Even the manual "Check for Updates" button does not work. Even when a new version is available, like the latest one, the "Check for Updates" button showed that no updates were available.

The site showed the update in changelog though.. I downloaded the setup and installed the latest version.

Another problem is that in the installation too, it's not shown which version you are installing. Only after installation, if you look in the "About" section, you know which version it is.

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2 weeks 5 days ago Best Free Tune-up Program For Computer TonyH

Hi Re GLARY, your comment says "This program also adds a lot to the startup process, so I recommend adjusting the options in the settings menu". Sorry, what do you mean?

Is that adds time, complexity, needless options, or handy resources? And what options?

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2 weeks 5 days ago Wikipedia, But With A Modern Interface eikelein

bernard,

If you see ANY ads in your web browser then your browser is not set up safely in the first place or maybe even you use the wrong browser to begin with. But that may be besides the point.

Wikipedia and techsupportalert have worked for me as they are. I will give the add-on a try to see if it really adds informational value and/or enhances ease of use. But that will take time to tell...

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2 weeks 5 days ago CryptoLocker Encryption Cracked. How To Get Your Files Back. Geekomatic

@zdub

I get what you're saying, but if said person can't make a back-up & keep it safe locally-- the odds are worse them doing it via cloud.

In fact, having worked with a LOT of people, various ages, I can tell you truthfully that even automated backups (not even speaking of cloud & that extra level of complexity for most non-techies) are beyond them. I've gone to many, many places to find the "backups" they thought were happening-- well, weren't. I spend a lot of time being incredulous- lol.

So, I record their screen & do a video of an easy backup routine: it's open explorer, plug in external drive, see which drive letter it is (which already has folder we made for year + subs for each month). Go to their user folder, copy the folders they want, paste them into the correct month's folder on the external drive. Unplug drive. Done.

If they have two external drives (which I encourage) copy the backed up folder from one HDD to the other & then unplug both. After three months, you can delete the oldest if you wish to save space- but most of the people only bother backing up photos & documents so not much space is taken. I know you can do incremental- but doing it this way saves them from having to deal with the dialogue boxes which would pop up RE: duplicates & overwriting. Each backup is whole & uncompressed. I do advise they keep a 3rd external HDD offsite- with a friend or relative nearby. That covers fire.

Obviously, there are exceptions to this method-- as well as 100+ ways to do things. All I can say is that this way is well-received because it "makes sense" to the majority. Having the little video to refer to helps, as well.

Cheers

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2 weeks 5 days ago Best Sites To Read Books Online Without Download or Registration EllenH

In my opinion:

The best site for children's books is:
http://palmm.fcla.edu/juv/

The site with the most regular books:
http://www.gutenberg.org

The best site for interactive books
http://www.rootbook.com

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2 weeks 5 days ago CryptoLocker Encryption Cracked. How To Get Your Files Back. mrmontgom

OK. Here comes my conspiracy theory. The 'authorities' have the keys to unlock your files? How convenient is that????

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2 weeks 5 days ago CryptoLocker Encryption Cracked. How To Get Your Files Back. zdub

If your backup drive is sitting next to your computer it is sufficient if the primary computer HD crashes or has an unrecoverable virus. But it certainly ain't good enough for disasters such as fires. External backups are fine if combined with an offsite plan, but most people don't do this. That's one major advantage of cloud backup

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2 weeks 5 days ago Give Your Gmail Messages a New Look with this HTML Formatting Tip MikeR

No reason for any red face, Vic. Sorry to have lumbered you with extra work!

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2 weeks 5 days ago CryptoLocker Encryption Cracked. How To Get Your Files Back. Geekomatic

I've never been impressed with online back-up: You trust your data to strangers & then hope they don't go belly-up (or are compromised or etc), you must have an internet connection to reach your data, & you must pay to hold any real amount of data. No thanks.

I feel like it's just another sales pitch for something I don't need. While I can appreciate maybe storing a travel itinerary or perhaps passport, licence, etc (zipped & PW-protected), on something like Skydrive...beyond that, I don't see the allure for the average residential user. External storage is just so cheap now.

Anyway, that's imho. Everyone has their own idea.

Cheers

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2 weeks 5 days ago Best Free Software for Linux Panzer

OpenSMTPD is a free implementation of the server-side SMTP protocol as defined by RFC 5321, with some additional standard extensions. It allows ordinary machines to exchange e-mails with other systems speaking the SMTP protocol:
https://www.opensmtpd.org/

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2 weeks 5 days ago Best Free Media Player Panzer

New and stable version of PotPlayer, 1.6.49479, now available.

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2 weeks 5 days ago Download Thousands Of Free MP3 Tracks From Amazon crosseyedlemon

@ godzonekid - We're you so intent on posting a self righteous rant that you failed to notice it has nothing at all to do with the merits of the Amazon service being discussed?

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2 weeks 5 days ago CryptoLocker Encryption Cracked. How To Get Your Files Back. MidnightCowboy

This mimics my approach too, Geekomatic. I now use Linux for everything unless I am testing Windows apps. I trust nothing to the cloud and back up my main machine to an external HDD, a second desktop, and a laptop which spends most of its time in another location. If all this fails and I lose everything, I can cry for a while and then start again. :) MC - Site Manager.

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2 weeks 5 days ago CryptoLocker Encryption Cracked. How To Get Your Files Back. Geekomatic

Well, I figured the best way for me to stay safe is to do all of my "important" work on my Linux Mint desktop & keep my two portable HDD's backed up (then unplugged), plus two additional copies--> one to a local mediahub, the other to a networked, RAID server also running Linux & password protected.

If that all fails, I'd say I wasn't meant to have that data- lol...

Cheers

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2 weeks 5 days ago Wikipedia, But With A Modern Interface dallas7

"I didn't see where you could sign in and edit the content, which is what the 'wiki' part of Wikipedia is all about." -Gil Mensch

No sign in that I can find, too. And a Wikipedia account not only allows editing, but the creation of watchlists and the use of gadgets (navigation, tooltips, etc.) - and that's just the tip of the iceberg of the wiki features available with an account.

IMHO, that skin adds new levels of annoyances to HTML. Cheers.

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2 weeks 6 days ago Give Your Gmail Messages a New Look with this HTML Formatting Tip v.laurie

My face is red. I goofed big time and left out a crucial point. You can't enter HTML into a Gmail message directly but have to copy and paste from a browser or HTML editor. I will correct the tip. Thanks, Mike, for waking me up. Firefox should work then.

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2 weeks 6 days ago Give Your Gmail Messages a New Look with this HTML Formatting Tip MikeR

Helpful info as ever, and appreciated, likewise, as ever. But might I be allowed to add a little caveat here? The HTML tag support referred to seems almost overwhelmingly of relevance to users of Google Chrome only. Folks like me who've had quite enough of Google in their lives and, therefore, would no more use Chrome than they'd use IE, seem unlikely to benefit:the link I went to flashed up an alert to the effect that, "at the moment", the Firefox browser isn't, er, fully supported. Just thought I'd mention this.

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2 weeks 6 days ago CryptoLocker Encryption Cracked. How To Get Your Files Back. zdub

No, that's not the end of it. FireEye and others got lucky in that they were able to grab a copy of the cryptolocker database.

Look at CryptoLocker as V1 of a "product" that's only going to get better and better, both in the delivery techniques (which will likely continue to rely on social engineering) and in the encryption process. Decryption (without the DB) is all but impossible without quantum computing, and will become even more "impossibler" with longer keys.

There are enough people with inadequate controls and inadequate backups to keep these crime syndicates rolling in dough for a long time to come...

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2 weeks 6 days ago Download Thousands Of Free MP3 Tracks From Amazon Remah

I'm in New Zealand too and I confirmed that and here's the details for anyone else who is thinking of trying. I resurrected my Amazon account to try it out which took some doing because NZ Post changed our postcodes several years ago.

At Amazon.com I found both 46,021 songs and 512 albums for free. I didn't have any payment method enabled in my account yet I could still find them with my country set to New Zealand:
Department | Movies, Music & Games | Digital Music | Digital Music Deals | More Deals | Songs by Price | Free
Department | Movies, Music & Games | Digital Music | Digital Music Deals | More Deals | Albums by Price | Free

I tried to download an album and track separately. I was requested to enter credit card details and complete address details. Neither attempt worked because Amazon said:
"There was a problem with your address submission. Please fix all the areas below and try again."

My address details were entered to match my account address details and the credit card details were correct. So I gave up on that path and added the credit card to my account.

I then tried to download the files and was told that:
"Sorry, but your Amazon account is registered to a different region than the current marketplace. Your digital music order cannot be completed; we apologize for any inconvenience."

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2 weeks 6 days ago Download Thousands Of Free MP3 Tracks From Amazon boocat

Didn't work for me. I am in the USA, my search for free mp3s turned up about ten, then a list of .89 centers.

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2 weeks 6 days ago Wikipedia, But With A Modern Interface bernardz

I am not so sure that they are effective for most users. If you look up a Wikipedia entry, what you will see is on the left-hand side a column that is for almost all users useless. On the top, you may see an advert and several entries for editing which few people do.

I find that this style sheet works for me
https://userstyles.org/styles/95435/wikipedia-autohiding-left-side

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2 weeks 6 days ago Make Acrobat Reader Open Where You Left Off brotherchuckles

I have marked the assistive technology to open my file to the last page I viewed, however, it is opening always to the first page. What am I doing incorrectly. It is driving me nuts. Am I just supposed to close and exit to activate it. If so, that is what I do, however, it continues to open at the first page.
Thank you,
brotherchuckles

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2 weeks 6 days ago Download Thousands Of Free MP3 Tracks From Amazon godzonekid

ah, but when you say "any music" you are saying free and non-free. But downloading non-free music (and video) is ILLEGAL... yeah yeah, you've always got an excuse... but at the end of the day you are breaking the law when you download payable content without paying. AKA piracy... but then so many of you think that it's quite OK to steal content. Bet you wouldn't like it if your boss stole your money by not paying you, or the local hood did you over for your wallet, would you?

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2 weeks 6 days ago Download Thousands Of Free MP3 Tracks From Amazon godzonekid

Doesn't work for me in NZ... my account is with Amazon.com i.e. USofA because they don't have an NZ domain. But... nada because I am not in the US.

Bummer... why can it not be universal? Does it really matter that I'm in NZ? Is my "free" money not good enough? Wow, they are quite happy to take my unfree money, but not free money... WTF??? Seriously, time everybody got onboard and allowed purchases from any locale... and I'm not just referring to Amazon either... how about Netflix? Hulu etc?

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2 weeks 6 days ago Wikipedia, But With A Modern Interface crosseyedlemon

Good recommendation Bernardz. By using the browse feature at Userstyles you can find new skins for Google, Facebook, Youtube and many other websites plus a section for tweaking Mozilla Firefox browser components. You will need Stylish to implement the changes but that is available as a Firefox add-on.

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2 weeks 6 days ago Download Thousands Of Free MP3 Tracks From Amazon Frank D

The songs I want are from the 1920s and '30s. They're in the public domain and should be free, especially if they're in the "free" section of Amazon. I can download them elsewhere on the Internet for free, but Amazon is selling them for $.89 to $.99 apiece. How do they rationalize this? I can't see how these songs can not be free. :(

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2 weeks 6 days ago Best Free Digital Image Viewer Misty27

I'm asking this under "image viewers," but this is really about importing images from digital cameras into VISTA x64 home premium SP2.

Other than a MS utility, has anyone gotten other apps to import images from digital camera specifically into VISTA? Has anyone gotten XnView to import into VISTA?

Specifically, a Canon Powershot SX100 IS. What works in XP, Win 7 / 8 won't help me.
Windows (Vista) Photo Gallery recognizes the camera by name / imports images OK.

I've tried XnView 2.22 Extended - portable (from their site).
It won't recognize the camera, but otherwise works from images, once loaded into Vista (say, using Photo Gallery).

I worked w/ one of the XnView forum mods for a *long* time, trying to find why it can't recognize the camera, when Photo Gallery does. He says it should be able to import from (most) digital cameras.

Don't see that IrfanView has any function to import from cameras.

I don't want to keep installing programs just to see if they can import from cameras in Vista.
And, if a prgm could import, but *isn't* more full featured than some others with this function, then I already have (Photo Gallery) to import, then several to view, sort, rename, etc.

One of the main goals would be to use only one prgm vs. (now)using two.

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2 weeks 6 days ago Download Thousands Of Free MP3 Tracks From Amazon Frank D

Thanks for the link!

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2 weeks 6 days ago Download Thousands Of Free MP3 Tracks From Amazon wbriggs

In US, go to 'More Deals', 'Songs by Price', Free.

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3 weeks 31 min ago Unleash Your GPS With This Great Offline Navigation App ctsurveyor113

I also tried NavFree USA. In the end I decided to go with Map Factor. NavFree made me download maps one State at a time, whereas MapFactor lets me batch download all of the USA Western States and Canada maps at a single go. NavFree seemed to have fewer stability problems than MapFactor, but that wasn't enough incentive to offset the laborious one-map-at-a-time downloading.

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3 weeks 36 min ago Unleash Your GPS With This Great Offline Navigation App ctsurveyor113

Sometimes downloading maps in Navigator is quick and trouble-free, other times it's slow, or doesn't work at all. If the download won't even start, try re-booting your device, restarting Navigator, and restarting the download. If it's still buggy after a full re-boot, the problem lies with the OSM Servers and there's nothing you can do about it except try again later or the next day.

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3 weeks 43 min ago Unleash Your GPS With This Great Offline Navigation App ctsurveyor113

I have been using MapFactor Navigator on a Samsung SM-T310 (8" Android tablet) for about 10 months. When I first installed it, the version current at that time had stability problems; it was prone to freezing, and the only way to get it running again was to force-kill it via the Apps Settings menu or Task Manager. A couple of months ago, it auto-updated to version 1.2.50, which seems to have (mostly) solved the stability problems.

What I like about Navigator:
1. It uses off-line maps, so it runs well on devices that have WiFi only, and the maps are free (if you opt for Open Street Maps).
2. Relatively simple user interface, it isn't too difficult to figure out how to use and configure the app, assuming you have some familiarity with GPS in general.
3. Downloading maps is very easy. The user interface for downloading maps and map updates is the easiest to use of all of the GPS Apps that I've tried. Best of all, you can batch download as many maps as you want: just select them from the menu, start the download, and you can walk away and let the download run unattended. Other GPS Apps that I've tried don't have this Batch capability: you have to d/l maps one state, province, or region at a time. Open Street Maps are totally free, and available for almost every country on Earth where there are roads and motor vehicles to drive on them, whereas if you buy a Garmin Nuvi, it probably only has maps for the country where you purchased it; if you are taking a vacation to somewhere else, you will have to pay Garmin a hefty sum to get maps for that country.
4. The route you are following is clearly delineated on the map with a very thick green line that can't be mistaken for anything else on the map.
5. There are Voice prompts to warn you of upcoming turns; this can be disabled by turning the volume down to zero.
6. There are also speed limit warnings, both visible and audio, if the OSM map you are currently using has speed limit data embedded in it.

What I don't like about Navigator:
7. If you are playing music on your device, there doesn't appear to be any way to disable Navigator's Voice Prompts while still allowing the music to play.
8. The Voice Prompts and turn directions are sometimes flat out wrong: for example, "Left Turn in 500 yards" when your route is to take a Right turn. I don't know if this is a bug in the OSM Map or in the Navigator App. Bottom line is you can't blindly follow this (or any) GPS - you have to review the route it is proposing to take you on and make sure that it's taking you where you actually want to go, on using the routing you want.
9. There are three routing algorithms: Fastest, Shortest Distance, and Cheapest. Again, YOU have to use your own judgement and review the proposed route. This is probably the weakest and most error prone part of the Open Street Map system. A given route may or may not be either the Fastest or Shortest possible, especially if the destination is in a remote area involving long distances on secondary or tertiary road networks.
10. If you are used to using a Garmin GPS, like a Nuvi or Street Pilot, or a TomTom, or Magellan GPS, the user interface of MapFactor Navigator is completely different from those other GPS's, and the learning curve is pretty steep.

Is Map Factor Navigator a fully capable replacement for a dedicated Auto-Routing GPS like a Garmin Nuvi or TomTom? Probably not, but if you already own a 7"~10" Android Tablet, or even a Smartphone, the software and the maps are totally free, so even if Navigator isn't "perfect" and you decide to un-install it, at least it's no money lost for you. There is also a Windows version that you could run on a Laptop with a GPS dongle, like in an RV.

Also note that MapFactor Navigator is ONLY good for routing on established paved roads that are in the OSM Maps. If you are planning a hike or backpacking trip, there are other Android GPS apps better suited for those activities, but good off-pavement trail maps that work with them are much harder to come by. When I am hiking, I use a Garmin 60CX or Oregon 600. I have not yet found an Android GPS mapping app that has good enough USA/Canada trail maps for wilderness hiking.

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3 weeks 1 hour ago Download Thousands Of Free MP3 Tracks From Amazon Frank D

I'm sorry, I'm signed into Amazon, but I can't find anything resembling your links to free music on Amazon's site. You say: "just select digital music from the main menu and then, in the left hand menus, look for free music." Well, that isn't happening for me. There's no such link. Maybe you can supply an actual, live link I can click on? Thanks!

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It didn't work at all for me on Win 7 Home Premium.

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3 weeks 5 hours ago Best Free File Manager George.J

Unreal Commander by default has right-click file selection.

You can set other file managers to have right-click file selection.

For instance in FreeCommander XE, go to Settings->Select items(on left-side bar)->NC-Mode(tab)->Tick the checkbox 'Select items in NC Mode'->Select with right mouse button.

About MultiCommander problem, why don't you try refreshing the pane (F5), after you insert a flash drive.

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3 weeks 6 hours ago Best Free File Manager JTAlsman

Do any of these other than MultiCommander have right-click file selection? Been using MultiCommander, and once you get used to using this feature, it's hard to go back to traditional selection methods. The only reason I ask is I'm having issues with MC seeing external/flash drives sometimes, even though Windows file explorer shows them.

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3 weeks 6 hours ago Best Free Windows 64-bit Software Remah

Yes, you're correct. :)

Thanks for pointing that out. I'll reinsert it soon.

Edit: Now done

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3 weeks 6 hours ago Best Free Windows 64-bit Software mehman

Isnt PDF-XChange Viewer 64 bit. On the site for PDF-XChange Viewer there are options to download 32 bit and 64 bit.

You have cancelled it from Non Adobe PDF reader.

correct me if I am wrong.

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3 weeks 6 hours ago Download Thousands Of Free MP3 Tracks From Amazon HipposRule

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Not sure about the music side however I'm UK based and, on top of a .co.uk account, have .com,.de and .fr accounts with Amazon. Not only that but they all share my various card details, billing and shipping addresses.

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3 weeks 6 hours ago Best Free Vector Graphics Editor Remah

This article has been rewritten. The bad news is that there are very few free vector graphics editors for Windows - there are more for Linux and I may get around to reviewing them at a much later date. In the years since the last major update there has been no change to the two recommended products. The good news is that the top pick, Inkscape, has got better and more stable plus there is now a 64-bit option.

Remah - Editor

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3 weeks 8 hours ago Wikipedia, But With A Modern Interface Australia

I agree with crosseyedlemon

The format of both Wikipedia and Techsupportalert are established, and they are effective

Nothing worse than change for change sake, including reducing the amount of information on a web page

Increasing font size is unnecessary for the majority of users - simply press the "CTRL" key while using the middle wheel of the mouse. I hope most TechSupportUsers know this basic function

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3 weeks 10 hours ago Best Free Audio-Video Format Conversion Program Panzer

Combine an FFmpeg powered back-end with VLC rendered previews, then add in file size estimation, a gorgeous user interface and make it entirely free. That is Adapter - the ultimate converter app for Mac and PC:
http://www.macroplant.com/adapter/

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3 weeks 11 hours ago Best Free Software for Linux Panzer

Serman is a simple dialog-based systemd service manager. It provides an easy way to manage services with an overview of what is currently enabled, running, etc.:
http://xyne.archlinux.ca/projects/serman/

Tomb generates encrypted storage files to be opened and closed using their associated keyfiles, which are also protected with a password chosen by the user:
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3 weeks 13 hours ago Wikipedia, But With A Modern Interface Gil Mensch

This is just my opinion, but I prefer the Wikipedia format over Wikiwand's. In comparing the respective pages for Sergey Brin, I notice immediately that the Wikiwand font is much bigger and the main text column is narrower, meaning that you get less information per screen and you will have to scroll more in Wikiwand. The top of the Wikiwand page is a really large photo of Brin. You have to scroll almost immediately to get any information at all. The speed difference for me isn't a factor (a 2 second load time vs 4, approximately). I contribute to Wikipedia occasionally, usually just small edits, but sometimes more. I didn't install the browser plug-in, but in accessing the site directly, I didn't see where you could sign in and edit the content, which is what the "wiki" part of Wikipedia is all about. For me, that's a non-starter.

Thanks for bringing this site to our attention. I won't use it, but I'm sure some people will really like it.

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3 weeks 13 hours ago Wikipedia, But With A Modern Interface crosseyedlemon

Somehow I doubt the Gizmo page would score many style points as it appears to be even more dated than Wikipedia. Both sites are favorites of mine because of the incredibly useful content and the esthetics are less important.

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Looks good can't wait to get into it more

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3 weeks 18 hours ago Wikipedia, But With A Modern Interface bernardz

There are a few alternatives

A good place to start is
https://userstyles.org/styles/browse/wikipedia

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Greetings,

Sphinx now call their firewall application "Windows 8 Firewall Control" (Windows 8/7/Vista/2008/2012/XP/2003).

Regards,

AJN

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I added Privacy Badger to 14.29.

Mitro was already in 14.11.

Thank you for the information :).

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I quit using keepvid the day they insisted on having java installed. For a long time I have refused to install java and I try to avoid anything and everything that requires it.

I find youtubedownloader hd works good http://www.youtubedownloaderhd.com/download.html get the portable version though as the regular one might contain open candy

Also a number of firefox addons such as complete youtubedownloader seem to get the job done

As with any video downloader service or program what works today may not work tomorrow and it is all a matter of keeping things uptodate, because services change methods and the cat and mouse game continues

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I've got a new message from Markus Diem regarding this:

Nomacs 2.0.2 portable does now what your reader expected. so the settings are written to a local file in the nomacs folder & plugins are downloaded to the same folder. so you can run nomacs from a USB device with the same settings on different computers. (there is one last issue, that you might need to run the Plugin Manager if the device is mounted with different letters so that nomacs can find them again).

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3 weeks 1 day ago How to Work With Audio CD .CDA Files wmn

When converting vinyl to .wav then converting .wav to .cda, why is the original sequence of songs/music never kept?

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Mitro password manager...

https://www.mitro.co/

Privacy Badger (beta)

https://www.eff.org/privacybadger

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3 weeks 1 day ago CryptoLocker Encryption Cracked. How To Get Your Files Back. jmjsquared

The fact that a "cure" for this evil malware is available is really good news, whether or not any particular individual was affected. Now, we can discuss how, when, where, etc., at our leisure. Thanks for sharing this CRITICAL bit of info, Rob.

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Eldon:
Thanks for the tip. It worked.

I didn't spot that bit of info when I initially went to yo window website.

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I have the same problem. I tried several Port but all results to failed.I can see my there's already 80 in port to check box,in www.canyouseeme.org. My current Port is 58127 in utorrent. My router is TP- Link ( TD-W8951ND). Is there anything I need to do before this? Please help me..

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3 weeks 1 day ago Best Free Windows Desktop Software AussieExpat

This is not a comment on any other person's submissions, but a point of information -- even if one takes special care not to install any of the "free software" via the "obvious options" in custom installs, several antimalware programs - Malwarebytes, herdProtect, AdwCleaner, for example, will still identify many of these apps as having adware "in them" --- in particular, some of the "editor's choices" -- like Freemake converter, Pazera free audio extractor, not to mention the "huge" problem with Freecorder -- good program, but it comes with adware in the browser extensions, possibly even in the main program -- NOTHING is ever free, and software makers aren't interested in restricting their advertising revenues -- even if one purchases the Freecorder "ad-free" version, rather than just the free version. Clearly, we've reached the stage where such adware checkers are "compulsory" utilities.

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3 weeks 1 day ago Best Free Personal Finance Software Jojo Yee

Thanks Freecycler for your kind comments. The major improvement has now been updated in the article.

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3 weeks 1 day ago Best Free Download Manager George.J

FDM 5.0 is still in alpha stage, so there's nothing to be worried about. New features are just being added...

I'll test FlareGet soon..

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3 weeks 1 day ago Download Thousands Of Free MP3 Tracks From Amazon Grim107

Any time you download and convert a video, you lose sound quality. The same goes for using screen recorders. Therefore, it should only be ever done as a last resort. In that case, it is best to open the file in Audacity, and extract as 320kbps MP3 or similar. If you can only find your specific song available on YouTube, it is best practice to use a digital sound card (I'm not aware of any good, free ones, unfortunately) to record the music into Audacity. Doing so will make a 1:1 copy. Many computers offer the ability to record from the computer's built-in sound card, but doing so typically results in serious quality loss. My understanding is that you can buy a very cheap (~$3) external sound card off of eBay, and that will allow a much higher quality recording. My point still stands, though. It's best to simply avoid YouTube as a source altogether, if possible.

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3 weeks 1 day ago CryptoLocker Encryption Cracked. How To Get Your Files Back. iun

How does one get infected, dodgy email attachment or dodgy web link?

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3 weeks 2 days ago Best Free Download Manager BrollyLSSJ

Thank you for the reviews. I am waiting for a test for FlareGet as I want to have a replacement for Free Download Manager which is cross platform also, as I do not like the new version (version 5) of FDM.

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3 weeks 2 days ago Best Free BitTorrent Client BrollyLSSJ

Thank you for the review. I like qTorrent so far. I was using Free Download Manager before, but I do not like the new version (version 5 alpha). I a was searching for a cross platform client to switch to Fedora or arch someday. It works really good.

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3 weeks 2 days ago CryptoLocker Encryption Cracked. How To Get Your Files Back. richtea

So far, so good. Still, the question stands, why get infected in the first place? Do not the folks who lack judgment simply ask for being blackmailed? "Lucky" does not quite cut it, methinks.

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3 weeks 2 days ago Best Free Personal Finance Software Freecycler

Thanks for a good list Jojo.
I have used Money Manager as a replacement for Quicken over the past few years, and it is gradually maturing.
A major improvement in the latest update, is encryption, so that is no longer a minus point.
It has always been portable as well, so it might be worth changing the info in the listing. They give the option to make it portable in the install program.
It is very fast and small. I think I'll stay with it :)
For anyone considering it - have a look at their changelog.
Best wishes

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3 weeks 2 days ago Finds of the Week: What's My Screen Resolution, GeoGuessr, Free Rhyming Dictionary, You're Getting Old toonpig

The your getting old site is so interesting some great facts on the site.Will be sending the link to others for sure thanks again for your work in bringing us interesting sites to browse

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3 weeks 2 days ago This Weather App Has Had A Million Downloads EldonW

Scroll down to 'Download problems? Try to download YoWindow directly'. Click on 'download YoWindow directly'.

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3 weeks 2 days ago This Weather App Has Had A Million Downloads zep321

Looks neat but when you click on download button on yo window website it redirects to cnet website which we all know is notorious for bundling open candy,etc with the program. Any alternative download sites?

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3 weeks 2 days ago Download Thousands Of Free MP3 Tracks From Amazon crosseyedlemon

I don't think there is any value in creating an Amazon account for free music when download plugins and screen recorders allow any music on You-tube to be acquired. Amazon does offer excellent book freebies though and it's worth having an account for that service.

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All current (last 12 months) reviews on the Chrome webstore site say that since LinkedIn acquired the app, it's down virtually all the time.

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3 weeks 3 days ago Finds of the Week: What's My Screen Resolution, GeoGuessr, Free Rhyming Dictionary, You're Getting Old Anupam

We should try to understand things from the point of view of other people too. All people are not the same. Some are tech savvy, some aren't at all. Some people are not technical oriented at all. They just want to do the work they intend to, and just want things to work. Some are also even afraid to explore around in case they break anything. I remember that when we had our first computer in my house, I was also like that... I was too afraid to even explore around, because I knew nothing about computers at all. Ultimately, I did learn though, but then I had a technical orientation. Not everyone has that. While we may be leaning towards technology, and towards learning, but the other person might not. We should be appreciative of this, and if there are some facilities for such people, then what's the harm? The presence of such facilities is not harming us, is it?

And you cannot compare the kids of today with the people who are older. It's because kids today are more exposed to all this technology, and we all know kids grasp a lot more than the older people.. and therefore if a kid today knows how to operate a mobile, or a tablet, it shouldn't be surprising at all.

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3 weeks 3 days ago Finds of the Week: What's My Screen Resolution, GeoGuessr, Free Rhyming Dictionary, You're Getting Old eikelein

Hey, hey, guys. I can quite a bit relate to Faziri's remark.

There is something about those people that not only choose but all too often insist to be part of the "Some of us stay there" crowd - as Rhiannon eloquently remarked.

Cars, computers, most everything in life gets "better" with at least a bit of creative curiosity. In the case of computers that would mean for me to click around, not changing anything but just to explore - and learn in the process.

Our six year old granddaughter just demostrated a "new" feature on the cell phone to my wife . Kids learn playfully; why do us grown ups so often forget or resist doing just that?

Only my $0.02 worth

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3 weeks 3 days ago Finds of the Week: What's My Screen Resolution, GeoGuessr, Free Rhyming Dictionary, You're Getting Old BearPup

Got the resolution wrong on mine as well. Didn't bother to check other browsers (1 wrong answer is enough).

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3 weeks 3 days ago Best Free Memory Testing Utility gazzawazza

Hi Remah

Thanks for the extremely speedy response and action.

Much obliged.

Regards,

Gary

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Hi, maybe you have a suggestion for me. I have a web site and recently I have added a Free Classified section. There is a spam filter that works good, so far, but the problem is the time that I waste to delete the spam. Posting arrives constantly and the system notify me by e-mail and after 10 or 20 I have to log in and delete them even if they are not published and blocked as spam. Of course the sender e-mail is a non existing e-mail address therefore even blocking that e-mail address does not give results.
Any suggestion?

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3 weeks 3 days ago This Weather App Has Had A Million Downloads pctyson

I haven't used a screensaver in years. I really can't understand why people still do. Most computer power saving settings (even the archaic Windows XP) will turn the monitor off after a short time anyway. So what is there to look at? I guess I just don't get it.

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3 weeks 3 days ago This Weather App Has Had A Million Downloads harrym

"screen saver" or "screen waster" ?

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3 weeks 3 days ago Best Free Memory Testing Utility Remah

MemTest86 is now reviewed and in the article.

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3 weeks 3 days ago Best Free Memory Testing Utility Remah

I'm taking over this category so I will be testing MemTest86.

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I give it a 5 star rateing. Use this all the time- Just love it.

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Thanks MC for the update!

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Brilliant thank you!! Any other tips you care to share?

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3 weeks 3 days ago Finds of the Week: What's My Screen Resolution, GeoGuessr, Free Rhyming Dictionary, You're Getting Old Faziri

I'm mostly talking about not knowing the computer you bought and not having the creativity to be able to find the display settings menu... There are people who use computers for years and then still haven't learned the most basic things.

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How does cryptolocker play with VMs? Is it able to bridge between a physical machine and a VM?

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Works in Internet Explorer 9 and Mozilla Firefox 31.

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3 weeks 3 days ago Finds of the Week: What's My Screen Resolution, GeoGuessr, Free Rhyming Dictionary, You're Getting Old rhiannon

Most of us have been beginners with computers. There may be the occasional person who was born knowing all about computers but for the rest of us - we all start at the beginning. Some of us stay there, and others go on to learn more.

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3 weeks 3 days ago Finds of the Week: What's My Screen Resolution, GeoGuessr, Free Rhyming Dictionary, You're Getting Old rhiannon

I used Firefox, Chrome, Opera, White Hat Aviator and Internet Explorer and it in worked in all of them.

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Yes, that is correct. That is why the first step in Tip 4 says explicitly, "Go to the Start screen".

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On my machine, 'Tiles' comes up only from the Start screen, not the Desktop.

TonyL

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My computer has 32 gb memory spanning 4 sticks. About a month ago the computer was rebooting with no apparent relation to specific programs I was running. First thought was: hard drive failure -- couldn't find a problem. I then ran the win7 command line utility for memory problem -- couldn't find a problem. Used Mem Test 86 -- found the bad stick, replaced it, now everything is hunky dory. It's a very good app.

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3 weeks 4 days ago Best Free Memory Testing Utility gazzawazza

hi all

Can I ask why the original Mem Test86 isn't listed here?

The last time I used the above (admittedly before Passmark got involved with it), it detected RAM problems that Mem Test86+ (the branch or port) missed.

The RAM was later diagnosed as faulty by the reseller, so I'm grateful and glad I was able to provide 'proof' for my RMA, and that my testing was corroborated.

Regards,

Gary

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I applaud the time, effort and dedication it took to write this article in such detailed depth. If it were possible I would rate it at 10 stars!
Excellent**********
Walkingdead

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3 weeks 4 days ago Five Windows 8.1 Tips You Need to Know Nodrog

Why do people keep banging on about needing special ways to access admin tools or using third-party start menus to replace the old Windows 7 ways of doing things?

Here are two simple steps that you use in Widows 8/8.1/8.1 Update 1 to get all of this.

1. Right-click on the Taskbar, mouse over Toolbars and click on Desktop - you now have a tree style menu to everything on your desktop.

2. Right-click on the Taskbar, mouse over Toolbars and click on New Toolbar, now in the window that opens navigate to C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs and select this folder - you now have a toolbar that gives you, in tree format, everything on your computer.

(If you don't see the Program Data folder go to View in File Explorer and check the "Show Hidden Folders" option.)

Really people, don't make things any harder than they need to be.

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Greg Salvato the CEO of Privacyware was kind enough to respond in his usual timely manner.

The product is still supported, but it is unknown when Privacyware will allocate the engineering resources necessary to develop the next update. This depends on various business orientated conditions that have yet to be realized. MC - Site Manager.

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