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Wallpaper of the Week: Stunning Orange Autumn Trees 1 month 1 day ago rhiannon You're welcome. :) I'm glad you like it. view
Best Free PDF Writer Software 1 month 1 day ago Moltke

Hi RMG1999! Thanks for visiting the site and leaving a comment. CutePDF will be soon added to the list as well as others.

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Best Free Non-Adobe PDF Reader 1 month 1 day ago TomSci

I've found that Adobe's standard reader crashes too often on Windows 10, hence my search for an alternative free viewer. Thanks for the info.

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Wallpaper of the Week: Stunning Orange Autumn Trees 1 month 1 day ago Sgluber

Nice, thank you rhiannon! :-)

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Accidentally Closed All Your Browser Tabs? No Problem! 1 month 1 day ago knookie

I second ONE TAB - very useful - you can export and import your URLs (tabs) so easy to move between devices too

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Possibly The Most Detailed PC Info Viewer I've Yet Seen 1 month 1 day ago Angelynn

Can this be used on a Nokia Lumia 920 phone?

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Possibly The Most Detailed PC Info Viewer I've Yet Seen 1 month 1 day ago Remah

WMI doesn't exist under Windows ME so it is no surprise that the program cannot run. WMI was only introduced with Windows NT and the first desktop version was Windows 2000 which came later than Windows ME.

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Possibly The Most Detailed PC Info Viewer I've Yet Seen 1 month 1 day ago MidnightCowboy

Thank you for contributing here Zvikai and providing freeware apps for us all to enjoy.

AV generated false positives are a constant headache for both end users and developers and unfortunately some of the worst offenders are among the most popular. Blind reliance on any sort of security software is never a good idea and this site provides several articles which will hopefully be useful to those users prepared to take a more constructive approach to securing their data. MC - Site Manager.
http://www.techsupportalert.com/content/safe-computing-under-hour.htm
http://www.techsupportalert.com/content/what-else-have-you-just-download...
http://www.techsupportalert.com/content/how-tell-if-website-dangerous.htm
http://www.techsupportalert.com/content/how-tell-if-file-malicious.htm
http://www.techsupportalert.com/content/how-report-malware-or-false-posi...

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Possibly The Most Detailed PC Info Viewer I've Yet Seen 1 month 1 day ago Zvikai

Hi All,

The software is clean! the code contains only WMI queries and GUI settings.
I can't control the virus alerts of some sites or browsers or AV software...
There is no installer, it is a portable software, just unzip and run it.
The results are based on WMI queries, and the odd dates comes from the WMI response.
It can run only on WMI supported OS.

Enjoy it,
Zvikai - LeeLu Soft

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Possibly The Most Detailed PC Info Viewer I've Yet Seen 1 month 1 day ago budhop

360 says it is infected

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Possibly The Most Detailed PC Info Viewer I've Yet Seen 1 month 1 day ago dlorusso

What a mess. It installed winzip which I don't want, 250 mb. no program

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Possibly The Most Detailed PC Info Viewer I've Yet Seen 1 month 1 day ago Lugh

Very nice one Rob, thanks.

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Wallpaper of the Week: Stunning Orange Autumn Trees 1 month 1 day ago Jojo Yee Beautiful. view
Possibly The Most Detailed PC Info Viewer I've Yet Seen 1 month 1 day ago Frank D

Excellent program.

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Best Free Antivirus Software 1 month 1 day ago AJNorth

Avira has not been compatible with XP for more than two years - https://www.avira.com/en/support-for-home-knowledgebase-detail/kbid/1752 .

For those still running XP (and which should be utilizing the Registry hack to enable receiving the WEPOS updates - http://www.ghacks.net/2014/05/24/get-security-updates-windows-xp-april-2019/), Bitdefender Free is a lightweight solution that has demonstrated adequate protection on the several machines that I have had it installed on.

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Best Free Spyware And Adware Remover 1 month 2 days ago AJNorth

SpywareBlaster 5.5 was released on 2016.05.19; here is the changelog:

- Enhanced Windows 10 support
- Enhanced Google Chrome support
- Enhanced Mozilla Firefox support
- Improved Windows 10 Insider builds support
- Improved support for the latest versions of Google Chrome
- Improved support for the latest versions of Mozilla Firefox
- Fixed issue that could have prevented the UI from opening in certain rare cases
- Numerous other bug fixes, optimizations, and tweaks

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Possibly The Most Detailed PC Info Viewer I've Yet Seen 1 month 2 days ago EdgarH

Windows Millenium Edition Protection, doesn't allow VMI Infowiew to run.

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Possibly The Most Detailed PC Info Viewer I've Yet Seen 1 month 2 days ago pvilan

torres no tan magnifico:
Same in my laptop!

Peter

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Possibly The Most Detailed PC Info Viewer I've Yet Seen 1 month 2 days ago Gridbald

Get it from here....http://leelusoft.blogspot.co.uk/

Scanned the download with SUPERAntiSpyware and AVG which both reported clean.

Very useful app that - thanks Gizmo!

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Possibly The Most Detailed PC Info Viewer I've Yet Seen 1 month 2 days ago Gridbald

Things were made to last in those days!

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Possibly The Most Detailed PC Info Viewer I've Yet Seen 1 month 2 days ago torres-no-tan-m...

According to WMI InfoView, the battery on my MB was installed on 30/12/1899!

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Finds of the Week: Addictive trivia quizzes, Edge gets extensions, Restart Windows Explorer manually, Blogging for beginners 1 month 2 days ago Anupam

Oh thats good :).

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Best Free Project Manager 1 month 2 days ago Nandinisharma

Great post Philip. I'd like to suggest another tool for project management - ProofHub. ProofHub has got an array of features that simplifies the way you manage your projects and run your teams, no matter how big or small they are. For more information, you can have a look at https://www.proofhub.com/

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Possibly The Most Detailed PC Info Viewer I've Yet Seen 1 month 2 days ago MidnightCowboy

Redirects and dubious external links are a feature of many websites although a properly configured, safe browser will block these and post a warning. http://i.imgur.com/NqOD6q0.png. The download link itself however only pulls in the product which is completely safe. MC - Site Manager.
https://www.virustotal.com/en/file/60c1ef74fdcbd4d185bb4f214d91322ed889f...

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Possibly The Most Detailed PC Info Viewer I've Yet Seen 1 month 2 days ago pvilan

Thanks Rob!
I did not know that site! Going there right now!

David R: Which is that spyware site?

Peter

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Possibly The Most Detailed PC Info Viewer I've Yet Seen 1 month 2 days ago David R

Clicking on their link in Media Fire led to a spyware site. Use caution.

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Finds of the Week: Addictive trivia quizzes, Edge gets extensions, Restart Windows Explorer manually, Blogging for beginners 1 month 3 days ago rhiannon

What's on the front page usually keeps me busy, but overall, probably the "Just for fun" category is where I spend most time. I like the anagram ladders a lot.

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Best Free PDF Writer Software 1 month 3 days ago AJNorth

BullZip PDF Printer has been updated to version 10.25.0.2552. The changelog includes:

Shows an error if you are trying to use the program as a PDF reader.
Shows license type on about page.
Shows printer window in task bar.
Defaults to 300 DPI instead of 600 DPI for smaller output files.
New Merge function in API that supports font embedding.
Updated translations.*

As I have not yet upgraded to the current version, it is unknown to me whether selecting the higher DPI (600) also applies some sort of watermark.

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Accidentally Closed All Your Browser Tabs? No Problem! 1 month 3 days ago Rick Grunwald

For CHrome there is an extension called ONE TAB and it will move all the pages into a One Tab page where the page set can be named, edited and restored at any time in the guture. Hand for Projects and hobby stuff that you want to work on (say) next week

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Accidentally Closed All Your Browser Tabs? No Problem! 1 month 3 days ago MilesAhead

That is a nice tip since I mostly use SlimJet, yet another chrome variation. As for Opera, I stayed with v. 8.52 for years when other browsers got bulky with feature creep. I still have Opera v. 12.14 64 bit for when the up to date browsers cannot seem to do something such as playing a Flash video from a particular site. Opera did some things well but the publishers adhered to bizarre obstinacy in strange places such as objecting to an AutoCopy method or any alternative to carpal tunnel syndrome when copying lines to the clipboard. The same attitude seems to plague Vivaldi.

For now I find SlimJet Portable 32 bit to be my chrome flavor of choice. :)

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Accidentally Closed All Your Browser Tabs? No Problem! 1 month 3 days ago jlk103144

Or you could use Opera, as I have done for right at 20 years now. The new Opera uses the Chrome source and is almost always on the cutting edge of innovation. One other plus is that it tends not to have hackers trying to screw around with the software, because it is not one of the most used big boys.

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Accidentally Closed All Your Browser Tabs? No Problem! 1 month 3 days ago lowndesw

THANKS!! Sure beats control H (History) and going through all that!!

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Accidentally Closed All Your Browser Tabs? No Problem! 1 month 3 days ago bernardz

Firefox

History > restore previous session

 

 

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Bullzip PDF Printer 1 month 3 days ago MidnightCowboy

From their web site. "This program is FREEWARE with limitations, which means that there is a FREE version for personal and commercial use up to 10 users". http://www.bullzip.com/products/pdf/info.php

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Bullzip PDF Printer 1 month 3 days ago Anupam

There is a community edition which is free, found on this page:

http://www.bullzip.com/products/pdf/download.php

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What's Hiding In Your Windows Logs? 1 month 3 days ago Tingla

Just a thought regarding files too large for VirusTotal. Would it be possible to split such files in half and then upload each section?

Anyone tried this workaround?

Update - Out of curiosity I used 7-zip to split a 160M exe file and had VirusTotal test it. No problems. Don't know if the recombined file would still work though.

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Accidentally Closed All Your Browser Tabs? No Problem! 1 month 3 days ago Gil Mensch

Or you can select "On Startup... Continue where you left off" in Chrome settings. But, if you don't utilize that setting, this is a good tip.

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Best Free DVD Authoring Software 1 month 3 days ago DavidFB

Thanks. I tried it. Building the interface was pretty straightforward. Choose a background, add buttons and tell it which start which video clips and burn.
But then I tried the DVD in a player and it gave me the menu but none of the buttons where active.

Ah - later discovered the remote wasn't working correctly. It works fine.

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Best Free PDF Writer Software 1 month 3 days ago NotSoSure

I am curious, after all the comments above, why CutePDF has not even been added to the list of "non-reviewed" programs? Further, why are there more non-reviewed programs than reviewed programs? Before someone rates a program as "best of the bunch," wouldn't it be smart to test them all or explain why those not tested were excluded?

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Bullzip PDF Printer 1 month 4 days ago budhop

Their site does not offer a freeware version.

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Best Free PDF Writer Software 1 month 4 days ago RMG1999

I am surprised to find that CutePDF is missing from the list
I have used it for many years and find it to be excellent - I do PDFs of all MS-Office packages, AutoCAD, etc and it has worked flawlessly no matter the file size

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Best Free PDF Writer Software 1 month 4 days ago tarstarkas27

I've used Cute PDF writer for years and have never had a problem with it.

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Troubleshooting Tool Monitors File Changes In Real Time 1 month 4 days ago trainman261

Another useful utility from NirSoft which does precisely what it does without getting too complicated, awesome. Been looking for something like this.

Thanks :)

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Finds of the Week: Addictive trivia quizzes, Edge gets extensions, Restart Windows Explorer manually, Blogging for beginners 1 month 5 days ago Anupam

I had thought the movies category would be easy, but it's not so. There are some good quizzes there, which are not that easy to solve.

Which category do you enjoy most?

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Free Ransomware Decryption Utilities 1 month 5 days ago Geekomatic

When shown & explained, I seem to have no issue with the 60-80+ age group in backing up.

If they can do this, what is the issue being reported here?

Maybe you have to do a video showing it & leave that on their desktop? That's what I did. You're welcome.

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Finds of the Week: Addictive trivia quizzes, Edge gets extensions, Restart Windows Explorer manually, Blogging for beginners 1 month 5 days ago rhiannon

I'm glad you're enjoying the site. Movies would not be one of the categories I succeed often in. :)

 

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Finds of the Week: Addictive trivia quizzes, Edge gets extensions, Restart Windows Explorer manually, Blogging for beginners 1 month 5 days ago Anupam

Sporcle has some really addictive quizzes. I have been playing the movies category a lot :D.

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Best Free Process Viewer 1 month 5 days ago crombierob

I am very keen to browse what is using the Internet connection (in my Windows XP Pro 32bit) at any given time (That Is - when I have the urge to have a peep).
I have just upgraded my System Explorer to the latest version (7-1-0-5359)
There does not appear to be the option I desire (whom is uploading downloading via the internet)
The closest I have found is in the Connections Tab in the status column.
Would I be correct in relying on the list of "ESTABLISHED" ones as being the processes currently 'chatting'.
And would that be the only things communicating with the world
Rob
PS an indication of which is the busiest would be nice (nicer)

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Free Ransomware Decryption Utilities 1 month 5 days ago MidnightCowboy I appreciate this and was not including this group in my post although I should maybe have made this clear. You should see me trying to assemble so called "easy fix" furniture kits :D I've also been living in Brazil for 12 years now but my command of Portuguese still only extends to a few phrases. Everyone has different skill sets and levels of ability but this is a separate issue from the lazy and/or apathetic approach to particular tasks. MC - Site Manager. view
Free Ransomware Decryption Utilities 1 month 5 days ago Stuartmac

Mr Midnight Cowboy. I appreciate your feelings towards some people who 'Could Not be Bothered' Please understand though, there are also people like me who though fairly intelligent, somehow find it difficult to grasp a lot of 'Techy' stuff, and sort of lose track when trying it, mainly because they perhaps - like me - have missed out on simple basic stuff.Believe me, i wish i could, but some of it just 'passes me by'

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Free Ransomware Decryption Utilities 1 month 6 days ago eikelein

@MC:
+1
and agreed, totally!

I don't understand why this comment looked like it was meant to react to geekomatic's useless rant.

@geekomatic:
Naturally I don't know what rankled your feathers but it hardly could have been MC's words. They IMHO just were reporting of facts that all too many people do not want to admit. Are you by chance one of those people?

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Free Ransomware Decryption Utilities 1 month 6 days ago MidnightCowboy

I can only report what I found. In fact we provided an excellent service but were not a charity or volunteer group as in the 8 years + I've been helping out here. Customers were given every encouragement and practical help based on their support plan but the drop off rate thereafter was pretty steep. This data provides something of an insight but bear in mind these are only reported figures. The overall true figures for "never" will be a lot higher. MC - Site Manager.
https://www.backblaze.com/blog/backup-awareness-month-2015/

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Free Ransomware Decryption Utilities 1 month 6 days ago Geekomatic

So, you're here to say, what exactly?

Everyone is f*cked & don't bother?? Nice.

Glad you're not in "active support" now. Good grief. What a lousy "no help, adds to problem" proclamation. Geez. Happy for you to NOT have to help others- & am sure they are, too.

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DrawPlus Starter Edition 1 month 6 days ago karam

I need to try your software if it is good for my work

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Free Ransomware Decryption Utilities 1 month 6 days ago eikelein

Thanks to rob.schifreen and zootsocket.
Good info, hopefully helpful and bookmarked!

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Free Ransomware Decryption Utilities 1 month 6 days ago eikelein

@bernardz
Re. "I do not know what else I should do?"
It may be a loosing battle but how about at least telling them about (my) First Commandment of Safe Computing:
. Read AND THINK before you click!
Quoted from http://eikes-computer-stuff.blogspot.com/2013/07/10-commandments-of-safe-computing.html

Re. Malwarebytes Anti Ransom:
I am in the same boat as you. I just don't ever seem to be at danger of catching that stuff so I have no first person experience with ransomware and thus with MB Anti Ransom. I have it installed on all of our 5 computers.

BUT: Over the years I have learned to "trust" Malwarebytes. So I have (strong!) hope that it might work in case it ever is needed. I believe there is not much more I can do but believe...

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Free Ransomware Decryption Utilities 1 month 6 days ago MidnightCowboy Great aspirations but in my experience a totally lost cause. Although no longer involved with active support, not too long ago I was servicing a whole raft of customers and a good 90% couldn't be bothered to understand backup software or even do it if they did. These same folks were click-happy with everything and screamed like wailing banshees every time they got infected which was regularly. MC - Site Manager. view
Free Ransomware Decryption Utilities 1 month 6 days ago Geekomatic

Agreed, & thank you.

I believe that people must catch up with the tech out there. In Win 98, the entire drive was 2GB (including Windows, programs, AND your data). But, we had yet to have digital media. For that time-frame, you had no choice BUT, to keep it all on the PC. t was also the very beginning of the net, & not as full of bad guys as it is now.

We HAVE TO instruct people to keep their data backed up to two sources, or it may be lost forever.

Thank you for that link- I'll def have a look!

:)

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Free Ransomware Decryption Utilities 1 month 6 days ago zootsocket

The No More Ransom project was set up in response to the number of these attacks suffered by users in Belgium and the Netherlands. They have also produced a number of decryption tools in conjunction with Europol, Kaspersky and Intel. Details here: https://www.nomoreransom.org/decryption-tools.html. Fortunately I haven't needed to resort to these measures, but if the worst happens it's useful to know what help is available.

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Free Ransomware Decryption Utilities 1 month 6 days ago Geekomatic

@bernardz

Well, you're obviously dealing with people a lot more on the ball where these things are concerned than I am. I doubt I could get anyone to upload a file, let alone set-up/use a separate account to examine files- lol. My main user-base is middle-to older aged residential clients. I stress backups, which are unplugged when not in use. I also specify portables- as we have power issues in our area which could surge & kill a powered HDD.

I like people to understand their files & file structure. So, I ask their backups are done once a month (usually). I have them create a year folder & then copy/paste into the corresponding month folder within that. Every fourth month, delete the oldest, so you only have three backups at one time. It also helps if they accidentally delete something they didn't mean to- they still have three copies of it left in their backups.

Obviously, I'm dealing with folks with very little data to backup-- you, need a different solution.

I wish you luck!

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Free Ransomware Decryption Utilities 1 month 6 days ago bernardz

I am part of a team that supports about 1,600 sites. We were getting one ransomware attack a day. Now it's slowed down a bit. What is interesting is that of the few that have paid, the majority were not given the rights to unlock their data, and so they have paid for nothing.

What I have also done is tell our clients that if they are suspecting of a file use virus total which when I experiment gives reasonable accuracy. The other trick I tell them is if they are suspicious and use a gmail account wait a day before examining the file because gmail scanners seem to need some time to pick up on new ransomware software.

I am also loading on computers Malwarebytes anti-ransomware; I have no idea how well it is as I have been unable to test it, but it does have some good comments by people.

I am also using AOMEI to get an image copy on a removable harddrive so if a ransomware attack takes place, we have a copy.

I do not know what else I should do?

 

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Best Free Sticky Notes Utility 1 month 6 days ago ItsNotaPebcacError

@marni
Such a thing does exist. I don't know how long it took me to find the combination initially because in breaking the file path after an SSD install it took me forever to get it back to the way it was.

Install Stickies (version 8 or higher) and create these settings;

Opacity: 40%

Colour setting -
Red: 30
Green: 30
Blue: 30

Font settings -
Font: Century Gothic
Font colour: White
Font size: 14 (larger font option selected)
Style: None selected
Case: Title case

Font is a personal choice but I think this fits well.

You then need to install the "Glossy Black" theme to get the title bar in black. Save the setting as default and email the full process to yourself in case you need to do it again.

Not sure if the pic will populate - [IMG]http://i1257.photobucket.com/albums/ii502/Numbnut0/Minimal%20Desktop/Desktop%20layout%20settings%201.1%20PNG_zpsgy3bcnik.png[/IMG]

http://s1257.photobucket.com/user/Numbnut0/library/Minimal%20Desktop?sort=3&page=1

It's not without its own issues, In the pic you can see I've highlighted the link as it's too hard to see with the default blue font. I don't paste complete links anymore and in the pic I've changed the highlighter colour to grey from the default fluro colours..
I like how you can tuck it away like a Winamp sliver allowing you to see the title.

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Free Ransomware Decryption Utilities 1 month 6 days ago Geekomatic

I've run across about half a dozen ransomware attacks. No one knew anything was wrong until their "pop-up-timer" appeared on their screen with the instructions for "payment or else". Fortunately, all had a fairly recent backup of their data on external media (USB drives: flash or hard disk). You can possibly mitigate an attack by only ever logging in under a limited account (vs. admin)-- but that still allows you to "okay" the dialogue box which would be presented to you to "allow" it to run. It would be a "warning", but still one which you might inadvertently click, "yes" to.

Ransomware almost always comes through a fake/infected email or an infected download (hidden within a "legitimate" program you might download & run on your computer).

Therefore, the best protection is preventative: copy your user data out of the computer periodically & then unplug that backup so that it cannot be accessed in the event of an attack on the PC. Remember that ALL attached storage (local, network, internet) can be encrypted by the ransomware. This, means that even Dropbox will get hit if you're logged into it, at the time.

Think of it another way: your computer is the LEAST safe place to store data. Act accordingly & "back-up, back-up, back-up".

HTH

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Free Ransomware Decryption Utilities 1 month 1 week ago bernardz

What many of us would really appreciate is a step by step page on what to do to stop a ransomware attack.

Then another page on what to do if you get a ransomware attack.

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What's Hiding In Your Windows Logs? 1 month 1 week ago papavonschoen

If you worry about everything in your Event Log that's all you do. Most of them are insignificant and won't hurt a thing. If you find problems with your computer take a look. Nirsoft is very good like chisli said!

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Just Get Flux. Your Eyes Will Thank You. 1 month 1 week ago movrshakr

Uninstalled. As evening approaches, it switches back and forth between day/night mode, causing the screen to flash from night mode to day mode to night mode. I like the differences in day vs.night, but I can't take that flashing back and forth.
EDIT: Correction to above---IT'S NOT F.LUX. I installed Sunset Screen, and it is exhibiting the same thing. So it is something in the computer video? not in the program. Unfortunate, as I like what it does.

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Best Free Office Suite 1 month 1 week ago MidnightCowboy The "site.editor" tag also denotes this review currently has no permanent editor. The content therefore will not be updated until someone volunteers to take it over. MC - Site Manager. view
Best Free Office Suite 1 month 1 week ago Joe A.TT

I am sorry you did not find what you want. However, this site is maintained by volunteers. Nobody gets paid for the reviews and articles which are made available to you for free. Don't you think you are being a bit harsh?

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Best Free Office Suite 1 month 1 week ago swoprofessor

I found this sight yesterday because I was looking for a 64 bit replacement for Open Office which is only 32 bit, and intend to keep it so. I just got a new PC with WIN10PRO and thought I would be as 64 bit as possible.

SO wow I thought I found gold when I found this list of "the Best Free Windows 64-bit Software"

But alas it was only Fools Gold...

Ok so I guess its really unfair to judge the list (and the webpage) on one experience, but then it is equally unfair to HIGHLY rate CRIPPLEWARE that is NOT 64 BIT SOFTWARE like the list says. I mean we are not talking some ho hum "yea its ok" review, but "EDITORS CHOICE"...

So I DL WPS, only to find out from task manager that is is not 64 bit at all, but a 32 bit program.
And then when I come here to express my disappointment, I find out that printing is disabled. I know you say it prints, but any program that watermarks a feature is making that feature useless -- would you print your resume on that, ya know that BIG JOB you were aiming at. Really? Would you ? Turn in a resume with a huge KINGSOFT across it. Go right ahead but don't be supprised when they DONT CALL YOU! :-D

So my first experience here has been HORRID at best - I didn't get a 64 bit office suite, I didn't get freeware, and the whole review is so much hoowee. But then it seems such doesn't exist -it anyone finds one please inform.

But that doesn't mean the rest are all bad ... I will keep an open mind. BUT I really really hope you learn that FREEWARE and CRIPPLEWARE are not the same - VLC is freeware - WPS is not.

You could have something really big here going forward as 32 bit dies and everything goes 64 bit. You could be the definitive sourse for 64 bit Freeware. BUT ONLY IF YOU DRAW THE LINE AND HOLD FAST TO IT -
No crippleware and no 32 bit software belong on this list.

If you do that it will be golden, if you don't it will be 'the fool'.

nuff said
Jim

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ToolWiz Care 1 month 1 week ago LemMotlow

I've been using this app for 3 or 4 years with Windows 7 and have nothing but superlatives to say about it. Although it's no longer updated or on the developer's site, it is fast, thorough, safe and without bugs. The package also contains ten other apps, including a "sandbox" [called Time Freeze] Photo editor and password manager.

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Best Free PC Games 1 month 1 week ago Panzer

"... Consume all life as a serpentine demi-god in Ophidia! A decree has been made: all worlds must be purged so life may begin anew. Play as the legendary Norse Ouroboros, sent down from the heavens to cleanse Yggdrasil - the world tree - of all beings ...":
https://montster27.itch.io/ophidia

 

She:

https://grouflon.itch.io/she

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A Complete Publishing Program Online For Free 1 month 1 week ago tacenator

Nice program, however I would need to pay a subscription to get any use out of it. To print or download as a PDF, you are constrained to 72 DPI which does not create a very nice document for any kind of publishing.

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What's Hiding In Your Windows Logs? 1 month 1 week ago chisli

Not suitable for home use.
I also prefer nirsoft event viewer: Fast, easy and mainly no istallation.

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A Complete Publishing Program Online For Free 1 month 1 week ago Fairportfan

If you want to do all your work on your own machine, with more flexibility than this seems to offer, Serif offers a free version of their incredibly powerful (and inexpensive) DTP program PagePlus.

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Best Free Music Player and Organizer for Android 1 month 1 week ago atamagno

Hi there, I think you would like the app I just released a few days ago. It's called Weezzler and it lets you play your phone's music on any browser over wifi. Super easy to use and useful when you want to listen to your music on speakers. You don't need any extra hardware or a user.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.weezzler.android

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What's Hiding In Your Windows Logs? 1 month 1 week ago boristhemoggy

Sometimes it's worth giving up all your data for something, and sometimes it's not. This one forces you into giving a large amount of data and also signing up for their emails.
I favour this event viewer which is also completely free but you don't need to give all your private info out to get it. Plus, it's portable.

http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/my_event_viewer.html

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What's Hiding In Your Windows Logs? 1 month 1 week ago SoftwareDepotCO

Great article.

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Best Free Folder Synchronization Utility 1 month 1 week ago Tingla

FreeFileSync suits my needs. I find it easy enough to use and it has a pretty simple and intuitive GUi. I've used it on and off for years and always keep coming back to it. I like it so much I donated $20 to the developer.

Unfortunately that payment does not include upgrades. If I do upgrade to any future versions it reverts to the bundleware version, so I'm sticking with version 8.3 indefinitely.

It's a pity they don't just provide a "Pro" version that includes all future upgrades.

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Got A Blurred Photo? Here's How To Sharpen It Up. 1 month 1 week ago Joline

You seriously neglect to mention that the site only returns a small thumbnail of the original. Clearer – but essentially useless.
Really bad reporting.

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Foxit Reader 1 month 1 week ago Fairportfan

I used to love Foxit. I hadn't updated in a while ... and when i did, i discovered that there was no longer a way to set it to a usable UI - as opposed to that crappy "ribbon" trash.

Bye Bye Foxit.

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Got A Blurred Photo? Here's How To Sharpen It Up. 1 month 1 week ago crosseyedlemon

After 20 years, IRFANVIEW is still king among image editors as far as I'm concerned.

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Wallpaper of the Week: Volcano Erupting at Night 1 month 1 week ago rhiannon

I looked but didn't see a description at the site....

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Got A Blurred Photo? Here's How To Sharpen It Up. 1 month 1 week ago pvilan

As soon as I received Rob´s comment on lime relight, I tried it.
I uploaded a blurred photo of a person and used "Sharp" option.
After may be 20 seconds the result that appeared was excellent compared with the original.
That resulting image was downloaded with a different name. Something like: limerelight1471570253663.jpeg
Both dimensions were reduced about 30%, but the good result compensates that.
Peter.

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Wallpaper of the Week: Volcano Erupting at Night 1 month 1 week ago Fairportfan

Pretty

Anyone know what volcano it is?

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Best Freeware Download Sites 1 month 1 week ago alexanoid

I was wondering if raritysoft.com is worth adding to the list.

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Got A Blurred Photo? Here's How To Sharpen It Up. 1 month 1 week ago zootsocket

Definitely a work in progress. Sharp doesn't work and the rapid version saves a thumbnail - didn't try the others. I can't see the point of this.
There are any number of free image editors for any OS you happen to use that will do this sort of job in an instant.

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Tails. For The Ultimate In Online Privacy. 1 month 1 week ago exbioman

This download day, the 5th, Tails updated their OS software to version 5? from the 4? I downloaded. Most likely causing a verification problem. Since verizon dsl is so slow downloading, and I haven't been able to add the Tails extension to Firefox browser in Mint, I haven't pursued this. My intention was to have a secure OS to use on public wifi. Back to live distros.

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Got A Blurred Photo? Here's How To Sharpen It Up. 1 month 1 week ago bobchale

I like the idea of this application.

I can see the difference between the upper-original picture and the processed one on the bottom. Then what? The button “SAVE” creates a long-lasting hourglass but nothing else seems to happen. Does the software overwrite (or attempt to do so) on my computer? If so there needs to be a way to name it as something different from the original filename.

Does anyone know how to save and make use of the modified picture?

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Got A Blurred Photo? Here's How To Sharpen It Up. 1 month 1 week ago etim

Same here, though I'm using Linux/FFox. I tried to download (save) using both Uget and FFox's default dl'er. Uget gave me the error msg:
Message: Unsupported scheme (protocol).

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Got A Blurred Photo? Here's How To Sharpen It Up. 1 month 1 week ago Meridah

When I click on Save nothing happens, so I cannot save the deblurred picture to my laptop. Can anybody solve my problem?
Windows 7,

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Got A Blurred Photo? Here's How To Sharpen It Up. 1 month 1 week ago Marnes

It's called "unsharp mask" in image editors...

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Got A Blurred Photo? Here's How To Sharpen It Up. 1 month 1 week ago Gridbald

If you wish to retain "rights" to your photos, Rick never post them ANYWHERE on the Web.

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Got A Blurred Photo? Here's How To Sharpen It Up. 1 month 1 week ago Gridbald

My uploaded 1.5 Mpixel photo was saved as something a bit larger than a thumbnail!

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Got A Blurred Photo? Here's How To Sharpen It Up. 1 month 1 week ago RickMild

Is the uploaded photo stored on the web? Who has access? What rights do I retain to my photo?

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Got A Blurred Photo? Here's How To Sharpen It Up. 1 month 1 week ago pvilan

Thanks again Rob.
Excellent advise!
I tried with a blurred photo of a person, using "sharp" and the result was astonishing!
Regards
Peter

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Got A Blurred Photo? Here's How To Sharpen It Up. 1 month 1 week ago David Roper

Rob, i enjoy each and every one of your tips. I am sorry that i do not show it often enough in the ratings above.
David

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Just Get Flux. Your Eyes Will Thank You. 1 month 2 weeks ago Sputnik

F.lux vs SunsetScreen

Here are the main differences between these two softwares.

F.lux has the capability to self-adjust to the sunrise and sunset times while you have to enter manually these values in SunsetScreen. All you have to do in F.lux is to indicate your location and F.lux will do the rest.

As I already said in another comment, you will find the exact values of sunrise and sunset times for the place where you are located on this website : http://www.timeanddate.com/sun/

SunsetScreen, on its side, has a capability that F.lux doesn't have : it may adjust not just the tone of color of your monitor for the day and for the night, but also the brightness of your monitor by increments of 1%. That capability is a very handy one because you may define a different brightness for the day and for the night, also, you may change the brightness at any time you want.

Make your choice : do you feel lazy and wants the software to adjust by itself the sunrise and sunset times or do you want more control on the brightness of your monitor ?

I know that every monitor offers means to adjust its brightness, but it is usually a little bit more laborious to do this with these means than to use the simple capability of SunsetScreen.

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Best Free Software for Linux 1 month 2 weeks ago Panzer

Eme - Elegant Markdown Editor:

https://github.com/egoist/eme

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Best Free Video Cutter and Joiner 1 month 2 weeks ago Grace784

Video Grabber is very easy to use and doesn't require re-encoding. Maybe the editor can consider adding the free online service to the list.

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20 Over Places To Look For Free And Beautiful Wallpapers 1 month 2 weeks ago Jojo Yee Good suggestions Rhiannon. The two are now added to the list. I've removed a few outdated links and added a few more places recommended by site visitors. view

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