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Best Freeware Download Sites 4 weeks 1 day ago Moonwink

Freewarehome.com is still my favorite site. They've done a great job weeding out the chaff for years and years. Some of the sites mentioned lost their way a while back forcing the use of their downloader/installer on us. I won't use them and haven't been back since. I end up with enough PUPs the way it is. Thank goodness for Malware Bytes.

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Is Your Hard Disk Failing? Find Out Instantly. 4 weeks 1 day ago Cheekyob

Try Hard Disk Sentinel, works really well. It's saved me from losing a couple of hard drives contents.

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Speechnotes - Note Taking with Style and Ease 1 month 5 hours ago LukeSBE

How well does it do with non-English languages, I wonder?

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Best VPN Services for 2016 1 month 6 hours ago alex_norrow

The article is rather informative! Thanks! But I’d like to add something. It is written that only express, vypr and cyberghost vpns are suitable for watching Netflix. Actually it is right. They provide such an opportunity to access to the restricted site, but also I’d like to recommend safervpn for bypassing restrictions on the site https://www.bestvpnrating.com/vpnrating/best-vpns-netflix Using it I have never had any problems to access to the site. Before I tried to use vypr vpn, there were some troubles like watching Netflix the connection was interrupted suddenly, so I couldn’t continue watching. Maybe it was a mistake for one time, but decided to change my mind and chose another one. But now I’m completely satisfied with the result as I’m a big amateur of Netflix.

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Best Free Video Cutter and Joiner 1 month 8 hours ago Grace784

SolveigMM AVI Trimmer + MKV, Machete Video Editor Lite, these tools don't require re-encoding, so you may use them to cut or join videos. As far as I know, without using command line, there are some other tools that allow us to cut videos. Basically, you just need to click corresponding buttons to finish your task.

http://www.videograbber.net/cut-videos-in-vlc.html

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Finds of the Week: 100+ Alternative Search Engines, Disable Animated GIFs in Chrome, Firefox and Opera, Windows 10 Rollback Utility, 5 Free Route Planning Sites 1 month 9 hours ago Yeruzalem

I propose a little corrigendum: Najdi.si is Slovenian search machine. I know that people, also well-known sometimes exchange Slovenia for Slovakia. It happens. I thank you for your good
list of search engines and for adding even Najdi.

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Best Free Hard Drive Health Monitoring and Diagnostic Programs 1 month 10 hours ago crombierob

Do thumb drives have sensors for temperature ?
Do any of the above programs display the temperature ?
The reason I ask is the SanDisk Ultra Fit range (also their OTGs) can get hot enough to burn flesh.
I don't care about the burns, but I am concerned that stored data could be lost (also write/transfer speed suffers when they get very hot)

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Speechnotes - Note Taking with Style and Ease 1 month 11 hours ago bernardz

I gave it a test and its extremely good.

You can use commands like "new line", "comma" or "new paragraph"

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How to get a free legal copy of a Windows 7 installation disk 1 month 19 hours ago bart2201

I've been waiting for over 25 minutes for it verify my Win7 product key. Is this no longer valid?

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Best Free Digital Photo Organizer 1 month 19 hours ago AnthonyR

Have to knock points off Zoner Photo Studio. REQUIRES registration at their site. I thought this was just at the installation but no, if I close the sign-up screen and re-click the icon it won't allow the program to start without registration. Sorry, I'm not registering at your site until I get a chance to take it for a test drive. Too bad. It looks like a good program.

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Best Free Duplicate File Remover 1 month 22 hours ago Abigail Madison

Duplicate Files Deleter is a simple, but effective tool to locate duplicate files in one or more selected search paths. It scans the files and compares them based on Byte for Byte Comparison, which ensures 100% accuracy. You can then choose to delete the selected duplicate or original files. The program is multi-threaded and performs scans quickly.

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Best Free Digital Image Viewer 1 month 23 hours ago Anupam

Don't take my word for it though, as I am just a layman in terms of image editing and the likes. Just stated my personal opinion of the program.

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Best Free Digital Image Viewer 1 month 1 day ago marcdarkin

Thanks for your opinion after having tried the program. I'll try it myself but you've put it quite clear...

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8 Free Computer Forensics Training Resources for IT Pros (and anyone else) 1 month 1 day ago rhiannon

It fascinates me as well. :)

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Is Your Hard Disk Failing? Find Out Instantly. 1 month 1 day ago crosseyedlemon

Aside from using this, what are some of the more common symptoms to look for, that indicate a hard disk may not be performing at maximum efficiency?

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8 Free Computer Forensics Training Resources for IT Pros (and anyone else) 1 month 1 day ago crosseyedlemon

An excellent find. The fascinating field of computer forensics is certain to grow and provide well paid employment for investigators in the future. Wish this science had been around 45 years ago when I came out of high school.

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Best Free Digital Image Viewer 1 month 1 day ago Anupam

I tried it. Did not like the interface at all. Plus, didn't like the image browser either. Tried to open an image in a folder, and it just won't open. The edit feature doesn't look good too. Uninstalled it.

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Best Free File-Based Backup Program 1 month 1 day ago mkurios

I've been playing around with 'Veeam Endpoint Backup free 1.5', which you might want to test for inclusion on the list. Seems user friendly and easy to use.

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Best Free Partition Management Software 1 month 1 day ago Paxmilitaris

When i try downloading MiniTool, i get an alert about a Badware site, so does anyone have a better download link?

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Best Free Online Applications and Services 1 month 1 day ago dlwatib

I'd like to see DuckDuckGo listed under "Best Free Online Web Search". For those of us who value our privacy and don't want our search terms archived, DuckDuckGo is definitely better than Google. Also, DuckDuckGo gives everybody the same answer to a search query so you are guaranteed a neutral viewpoint.

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Best Free Portable Applications 1 month 1 day ago garyval68

There was this one time I used racing rivals classified, which offered a modded APK for my phone. I guess there was spyware binded to this APK, which I wasn't aware of. ( Neither was RR after contacting them about it )

Needless to say, I can say that Clam Sentinel did the trick for me and might have saved my phone from having to be restored.

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Cybercrime. Watch It Happen In Real Time. 1 month 1 day ago terrawarra

all good now MidniteCowboy.....I just opened the link in IE which is a browser that I never use, and it's working fine.

Now I gotta figure out why it don't work in my default browser, SRWare Iron ?

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Cybercrime. Watch It Happen In Real Time. 1 month 1 day ago kc4cop

I find this dynamic map fascinating. It makes me wonder if similar displays in the "control rooms" of other antivirus vendors show similar patterns?

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Cybercrime. Watch It Happen In Real Time. 1 month 1 day ago terrawarra

Thanks MC.... I'll have another go at it.

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Best Free Partition Management Software 1 month 1 day ago Paxmilitaris

That's not Portable, it's Bootable. Not the same thing.

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Best Free Firewall Protection 1 month 1 day ago weltall

Software always will give problems. That does not make them bad. Definitely Comodo always had and probably still have issues with BSODs and you can see so in their main site too. Obviously a lot of them happen because of conflicts though, rather than just the product. Of course updates do not happen without reason too.

I had a black screen problem with Private Firewall and not only once, but I remember it happened always when I did something specific. But either way, I have been using Comodo Internet Security for many years now and I do not get problems from it. It runs along MalwareBytes Antimalware with no problems and it is fine.

But I agree. Definitely not for someone that wants to start it up and forget it.

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Best Free Firewall Protection 1 month 1 day ago weltall

Although it has been a long time since I installed Comodo, I was sure there is an option to choose what to install, which for me always did not include the annoying GeekBuddy.

I honestly was on with PrivateFirewall, until in messed up a handful of my computers. The computer would start and it would give me a black screen. I looked it up and tried to fix it, but I never found a solution. Had to format my PC for that. Keep in mind I do not say something like "OMG THEIR PROGRAM DESTROYED MY PC! DEFINITELY A VIRUS! DO NOT INSTALL!". I usually laugh at people that exaggerate like that. But it did it 5 times, 3 being on my main PC.

I returned to Comodo mostly cause I am used to it and I know where to go and what to adjust to make it work. Just to check it out I just downloaded the installer of Comodo Internet Security. Seems the option is still there when you install it.

When the installer starts, on the bottom left there is a customize option. You click that and you can enable and disable what you want. I used to disabled only GeekBuddy in the past, but now I disable Chromodo too, since I use Comodo Dragon instead. But the option is still there to disable what you want.

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Best Free Digital Image Viewer 1 month 1 day ago marcdarkin

Thanks as well, Anupam. It's in my list now :)

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Best Free Media Player for Android 1 month 1 day ago jbhq

I've tried a lot of apps and for me Dice Player's user interface is #1. I liked the scrollable brightness and sound. But in particular it scores best for the impressive accuracy of its finger "jump to" ... 10/10.

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Best Free Digital Image Viewer 1 month 1 day ago Panzer

CSlide image viewer: http://indeepsoft.blogspot.si/p/cslide.html

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Best Free Digital Image Viewer 1 month 1 day ago Anupam

Photo Browser: http://www.programming.de/index.php/photo-browser

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Cybercrime. Watch It Happen In Real Time. 1 month 2 days ago MidnightCowboy

Is working fine for me. Needs Javascript enabled. Possibly browser extensions or security software will interfere with this. MC - Site Manager.
http://i.imgur.com/erCSxZP.png

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Cybercrime. Watch It Happen In Real Time. 1 month 2 days ago terrawarra

All I get is a black screen with nothing happening.
Am I doing something wrong ?

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Wallpaper of the Week: Colorful Crystal Skyscrapers on Black 1 month 3 days ago rhiannon

Thanks for the comment, I'm very glad to hear the wallpaper works for you. :)

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Best Free Digital Image Viewer 1 month 3 days ago marcdarkin

Thanks. Will have a look.

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Best Free PC Cleaner 1 month 3 days ago Darine White

Nice Post, very informative, Thanks for uploading.

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Best Free PC Games 1 month 4 days ago George.J

It requires you to own Portal 2

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Best Free Music Player and Organizer 1 month 4 days ago Panzer

Mcool Music Player:
http://mcool.appinn.me/index_en.html

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Wallpaper of the Week: Colorful Crystal Skyscrapers on Black 1 month 4 days ago Deb-IT

I have macular degeneration and have so many problems seeing certain thing on the computer screen. Anything with a black background really helps. It's nice to get a wallpaper with the black background that is also beautiful. I simply keep the icons away from the colored section. Thanks.

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Best Free PC Games 1 month 4 days ago Panzer

Life Is Strange Episode 1 now free:
http://www.lifeisstrange.com/free

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Best Free Software for Linux 1 month 4 days ago Panzer

"... Wmail - the missing desktop client for Gmail & Google Inbox ...":
https://github.com/Thomas101/Wmail

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Freemake Video Converter 1 month 4 days ago Joe A.TT

You can also try Handbrake and Video to Video Converter.

https://handbrake.fr

http://www.videotovideo.org

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VirtualDub 1 month 4 days ago Joe A.TT

Yes, you can merge the individual AVIs into a single one with VirtualDub. If you have any further questions, please ask in the forum.

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VirtualDub 1 month 5 days ago syspklc53

I'm new to the video editing world. I'm downloading the software because I have six .AVI files that I would like to merge into one file.
Am I in the the right place?

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Get Free Ebooks During The Annual Free Microsoft Book Giveaway Extravaganza 1 month 5 days ago rhiannon

You're more than welcome Rob, I'm glad you found them useful.

 

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Get Free Ebooks During The Annual Free Microsoft Book Giveaway Extravaganza 1 month 5 days ago crombierob

Hi rhiannon,
Thanks for the links, I will check them out.
I did a quick perusal of your 'Remote Desktop Connection' link.
He provides related articles, and one of them informed me that there is also 'Windows Remote Assistance'
He goes on to explain (to me) the difference between the two.
Probably most of the people I help, would prefer to see what I am doing, on their screen (which 'Remote Desktop Connection' does not). So I reckon my friends would opt for 'Windows Remote Assistance' .
I did not know that was possible (with W7, etc), which was why I mentioned "Quick Assist" on Page 111 in my first post about that W10 PDF.
It would appear that W10 "Quick Assist", and 'Windows Remote Assistance' are the same (or similar), so I will definitely be looking into those.

Thanks again for taking the time to provide those links,
Rob

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Is Moving From Windows to Linux The Right Choice For You? 1 month 5 days ago eikelein

In direct response to talkback:

I don't have much Linux experience but Linux Lite looks really good out of the box.
https://www.linuxliteos.com/

It comes with everything you'd need for the activities you mentioned and you can try it from the live distro before you commit to install.

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Tails. For The Ultimate In Online Privacy. 1 month 5 days ago Harry Harddrive

As an alternative (when using Tails in those nasty surroundings) I would just remove the harddrive entirely, and only use the USB or DVD boot.
This way - any writes can be prevented.

:o)

Whoooops - wasn't there some talk, that BIOS is Swiss cheese too - an easy victim to intelligence agencies to exploit?

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Freemake Video Converter 1 month 6 days ago txtechie

When converting from DVD format to MP4, I get A/V sync issues every time. Does not matter if acceleration is turned off, or if sourcing the DVD files directly from the DVD or after they have been copied to my hard drive. Will try Format Factor.

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Is Moving From Windows to Linux The Right Choice For You? 1 month 6 days ago MidnightCowboy A lot of distros are designed specifically to run on legacy hardware but that doesn't mean others won't. With AMD, it's really a question of try and see before you make a full install, but this isn't any real problem because most provide a live DVD or USB system you can try out first, just to make sure everything works. You can either download a few blind or Google your system specs + " best Linux" as a query but then you'll likely get a hundred different recommendations. :) MC - Site Manager. view
Finds of the Week: 100+ Alternative Search Engines, Disable Animated GIFs in Chrome, Firefox and Opera, Windows 10 Rollback Utility, 5 Free Route Planning Sites 1 month 6 days ago rhiannon

You're welcome, I'm glad you like it. :)

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Finds of the Week: 100+ Alternative Search Engines, Disable Animated GIFs in Chrome, Firefox and Opera, Windows 10 Rollback Utility, 5 Free Route Planning Sites 1 month 6 days ago rhiannon

Good site, nice layout, thanks. :)

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Is Moving From Windows to Linux The Right Choice For You? 1 month 6 days ago talkback10

I have an old E Machine T6532 desktop that currently has the original Windows XP. It has been in a closet for years but works fine. It has an 2.2GHz Athlon 64 3500+ processor. I prefer to keep the machine just for nostalgia purposes as it was the first PC I bought.Would any of the Linux distros work well on this desktop? My activities would be limited to net browsing, YouTube, email and word processing.Thank you

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Updates To My Favourite Disk Space Finder 1 month 6 days ago jms319

Hi,

Thanks for the update of TreeSize. I have used TreeSize in the past but switched to WizTree for the previous years and also tried out some other programs to achieve the same. I found that for me, the two next programs are most valuable. So, I have two other recommendations that are about similar (view where you can gain most space by finding the largest files). I like these two gems because they clearly show where your space has gone.

WizTree 2.01, which is a portable gem, small in size but very fast in finding the biggest files on your PC. It has been reviewed here in 2013 but has recently updated (June 2016, from version 1.07 to version 2.01). It is freeware (as expected on this site) and can be downloaded from: http://antibody-software.com. If I need to know where my disk space has gone, I use this portable gem to find the top 1000 largest sized files.

Folder Size 2.6 (from Sourceforge.net) is another option but it is integrated in Windows Explorer. In XP it worked much better than on 7+ since it showed an extra (optional) column in Explorer (like the columns for filename, time, file size, date, etc.), but with the sizes of the folders in the directory you're browsing. Great to be able sort the size of your folders! Folder Size is not portable. In Windows 7+, Folder Size is also added to Windows but now opens an extra window (on Windows 7+) that displays the size of the folders and files in the folder you explore. This is a good option to implement Folder Size after Windows XP! You can download this gem and try if it works for you from: http://foldersize.sourceforge.net

I'm sure these programs are well worth investigating if they work for you (I guess they certainly do!).

Best regards,

jms319

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Thousands Of Sounds, Downloadable For Free 1 month 6 days ago crosseyedlemon

I've been familiar with Freesounds for several years now and it's one of the better sites for locating music and sound loops. One of my favorites there is called imaginary number.

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Control Google Tracking With This New Privacy Tool 1 month 6 days ago rhiannon

I completely agree that the "ask me three times" before you get to delete something is, um, shall we say, a little overdone. :)

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Control Google Tracking With This New Privacy Tool 1 month 6 days ago rhiannon

You can bulk delete items..........as I mentioned in the article, go the the 3 dot menu in the upper right corner (not the one next to individual items) and click on that. You'll get a drop down menu that has options to delete items by date range, by topic, and by product. I used it to clean out my history.

You can also turn off (Google calls it pause) tracking for all the services like YouTube that are listed. I've tested it, and if you turn it off, items don't appear like if you watch a video.

I have a slow satellite internet connection, not as fast as the dial up broadband provided by the phone company of friends in the town closest to me. It's quite frustrating, especially since web pages require more and more bandwidth to load things. YouTube videos stop and stutter, so I rarely try and watch one.
I use an add-on on all my browsers called Disconnect, it does help with the amount of bandwidth sites use. I make sure to Whitelist sites I support. uBlock Origin is another good one.

Hope that helps.
 

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Finds of the Week: 100+ Alternative Search Engines, Disable Animated GIFs in Chrome, Firefox and Opera, Windows 10 Rollback Utility, 5 Free Route Planning Sites 1 month 6 days ago baja463

Those route planning suggestions are good -- thanks!

If I may ... Here's another helpful site that will do the math for you: www.travelmath.com

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Get Free Ebooks During The Annual Free Microsoft Book Giveaway Extravaganza 1 month 6 days ago rhiannon

Hi Rob,

I know several people who like to use Windows built-in Remote Desktop, here are a few sites you might find useful:

Article here on Gizmo's:
Favourite Windows Remote Desktop Manager Gets A Refresh | Gizmo's Freeware</a>
Best Free Remote Access Software | Gizmo's Freeware You might want to try Mikogo.

Off-site:
Microsoft Remote Desktop Clients:
Microsoft Remote Desktop Clients
This is a list of Windows Remote Desktop Clients for Android, iOS, Mac and Windows (7, 8, 8.1, and 10)

This tutorial should get you started:
How to use Remote Desktop Connection to connect to a Windows device (Windows 7, 8.1 and 10)

One of my favorite sites, alternativeTo, lists some good remote desktop programs here:
http://alternativeto.net/software/remote-desktop-connection/

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Tails. For The Ultimate In Online Privacy. 1 month 6 days ago zep321

Thanks, MC

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Tails. For The Ultimate In Online Privacy. 1 month 6 days ago MidnightCowboy

The installation guide is on their website. MC - Site Manager.
https://tails.boum.org/install/index.en.html

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Tails. For The Ultimate In Online Privacy. 1 month 6 days ago zep321

I want to give this a try. I'm a little confused about the process. Can I just burn this file directly to my flash drive without using a program such as "Rufus" to create a bootable drive? That seems to be the implication. Thanks in advance for any help

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Get Free Ebooks During The Annual Free Microsoft Book Giveaway Extravaganza 1 month 6 days ago crombierob

I came across one of these yesterday. Some web page was 'offering' this title -
Microsoft_Press_ebook_Windows_10_Support_Secrets_PDF.pdf
I downloaded it and gave it a quick scan.
I help family, neighbors friends with their PCs (no charge), and have to be careful not to use up the free quota that Teamviewer provides.
I had been hoping that some kind site would offer instructions on perhaps using Windows built in mstsc Remote Desktop (hint, hint)
When perusing the PDF mentioned above, I came across "Quick Assist" on Page 111
That may be something I could use when helping friends who have W10

For those who do not have W10, I would appreciate from anyone, a 'heads up' on how to set up 'Remote Desktop'

Rob
PS I really like your song video clips

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Control Google Tracking With This New Privacy Tool 1 month 6 days ago bawldiggle

By the way, there are absolutely no instructions.

Just various "three-vertical-dots" that eventually (dialup speed) open a drop-down, second option is delete (more waiting), then G. assumes we don't know what we are doing ... a v.quick message, including "Delete" ... (more waiting) ... message to opt-out of deleting (more waiting) ... and its gone. The single item you looked at during the Jurassic period.

If you have a hair trigger G. will ignore you and dump you back at the item you wanted to delete. Amazing how they can deliver junk ads in a nano second ... but try and clean up your "MyActivity" account. ?

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Control Google Tracking With This New Privacy Tool 1 month 6 days ago bawldiggle

There is no download. Just go to https://myactivity.google.com/myactivity ... log in .... click through the 3 or 4 images (G. marketing messages, how good they are to us. :BS:. They have everything I have looked at (YT, g.searches ... etc) back to 2013, 3 years ago.

There is NO delete all, you have to delete each item one at a time, as slow as dial up, and the usual nags "do you want to delete ?"... are you sure? ... delete again !! Take about 6 months of your life to just delete Googles records. An absolute sham :ANNOYED:

Three years ago I watched a video on how to fix plumbing ... 3 years later G still offers plumbing YTs
Now I am really PO.

The only search engine I use is DuckDuckGo ... they are OK but the minute I watch YT ... a gotcha moment for G.

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WPS Office Free 1 month 6 days ago tony

As much as I love this software the FREE as stated before has a huge problem, it doesn't print! The company is a con to FREE. Its not honest about this; so I suggest you find another software. Because of this lack of detail if I had to buy an office suite it wouoldn't be this one

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Tails. For The Ultimate In Online Privacy. 1 month 6 days ago bernardz

it used to be a simple jumper lead but today few harddrives have a hardware write-protect feature.

I think the best idea is to turn off the harddrives using the CMOS then boot using a DVD and store on a USB key.

After just restore the CMOS.

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Finds of the Week: 100+ Alternative Search Engines, Disable Animated GIFs in Chrome, Firefox and Opera, Windows 10 Rollback Utility, 5 Free Route Planning Sites 1 month 1 week ago torres-no-tan-m...

I'm currently downloading this handy tool and you don't need to even use a disposable email address: simply hit the download button! ;-)

PS Many thanks Rhiannon for the info.

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Best Free Animated GIF Maker 1 month 1 week ago softwarespatch

Thanks for sharing this tool! Its really easy to do animation with it! I love to share its latest and cracked version here you can get @ http://softwarespatch.com

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Best Free Income Tax Filing Software and Service 1 month 1 week ago Dan B

Great article, well written and informative. It is nice to see some of the smaller tax software companies get attention for being one of the best in class. I personally use www.taxwyse.com. I have also used Turbo Tax, TaxAct and HRB Online. I would say that the best online tax preparation software is the one that meets your needs. All of the ones mentioned are great choices and offer excellent customer support.

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Extract Files From An ISO Without Burning To CD or DVD 1 month 1 week ago Anupam

I don't think it will work.

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

If you know something better then TAILS for this please let us know. It is a fantastic piece of software and any software if used by people that do not know can fail. It is not the software's fault but the user.

For us it gives to satisfy our curisoity by allows us to surf in places that only allow you to go in with TOR, however for many people like in Iran where I have friends their online privacy is worth much more then that. Its for these people that TOR was created and it was for these people my interest in TAILS was sparked when I first learnt about it here.

Will TAILS help them? Only to a fashion, as the ISP there is working for the goverment.  

However there is another problem if you face if you use TOR and that is tracking programs. If you read here

http://thenextweb.com/.../mozilla-asks-court-reveal-tor.../

"To bypass Tor’s enhanced security measures, the FBI exploited a vulnerability in the browser and developed its own hack that allowed agents to infect computers with malware and collect unique IP and MAC addresses that could help accurately identify predators."

There is little any rootkit or antivirus can do to stop this, the only solution I can see is:

Get a cheap laptop, boot it up only from a DVD that has TAILS and use its harddrive only to store data like your dirty pictures, watch your dirty pictures only when the internet is OFF and never use this laptop on the net without TAILS. Only use this laptop with TAILS in a place that has public WIFI as the ISP in Iran works for the goverment.

Also update your TAILS regularly as its being improved all the time and unlike a word processor if your software has a bug  you can just restart, if your identity is exposed in Iran you do not get a second chance.

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

I don't beleiev that it is NECESSARY but certainly safer.
Everything stored on a disk drive can be written to unless the drive has a hardware write-protect feature.

And I believe the idea is that you can take a DVD or a USB drive easily with you to boot any computer you run across from your media, use and leave no trace of that on the machine itself.

"Any computer" only if you can turn Safe Boot in UEFI off...

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Tails. For The Ultimate In Online Privacy. 1 month 1 week ago kc4cop

eikelein :

No idea what stirred you up? I have a pretty good idea because the comment affected me the same way. I found the original article very informative and the disparaging comment pretty much the opposite. Both the original article and the negative post did stimulate a question for me.

My main reason for writing this post is to ask a question to those that have some knowledge of this program. Would it be defeating the purpose if this program if were run as a second boot on a dual-boot hard drive? Is it necessary to run the program from a DVD or thumb drive?

KC4COP

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FastCopy 1 month 1 week ago audit2

Why dos this guy have all of the text on the download page in another language?

How rude!

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Extract Files From An ISO Without Burning To CD or DVD 1 month 1 week ago omgomg

If the ISO file is greater than 4.7 Gb can it be burned to 2 discs, and still function, if I am unable to get a double layer disc??

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

@bernardz:
I fully support MC's reply.
Honestly, your words are quite self-deprecating.

1. You wanted "just to see what the dark side of the web looks like". What itch did you have to scratch?

2. "Its not much": What, the dark side or Tails?

3. Tracking by "someone" modifying your USB stick? If you can't keep your USB stick safe you really don't need Tails - or anything else for that matter.

4. "So the machine that loads tails should not have access to its regular boot up": What? You can not keep rootkits off your computer or keep people from flashing your machine's BIOS/UEFI?

5. "Also update it regularly": Sage advice indeed - but you don't mention that this is true for every piece of software you regularly use.

I don't even know why all that rankled me so much.

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Amazing 3D Text Effects. No Download Required. 1 month 1 week ago dlorusso

This is amazing. Offers tons of enhancements, and it's free!

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

Someone knows if using it in a virtual machine is useless?

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

"Tails really is the ultimate in online privacy, and has been used worldwide by some high-profile activists and campaigners." Huh! How can they be the ultimate in privacy if they allow their client list to be known? If they can't protect that, why should we assume they can protect any other data?

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Create Amazing Effects By Removing Colours From Your Images 1 month 1 week ago Lugh

Nice one Rob, thanks.

People into this should also check out the free Nik filter set from Google, if you missed it first time around.
https://www.google.com/nikcollection/

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

I'm someone who started out their Linux-life by first using Knoppix many years ago. It was intriguing to be able to run an OS from a (then) CD...

I'm now downloading TAILS to give it a spin!

Cheers

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Notepad With Added Encryption Makes A Great Password Saver 1 month 1 week ago AJNorth

For many years, my solution has been to simply zip the file, adding a password. 256-AES encryption should be secure enough for virtually anyone, and the software is trivially easy to find (I use either 7-Zip or PeaZip); an added advantage, of course, is that the file can usually be compressed.

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Tails. For The Ultimate In Online Privacy. 1 month 1 week ago MidnightCowboy It may have been discussed here several times but over 85% of visitors to this site are new and I'm sure plenty of our regular members might not be aware of this software. It would be helpful therefore if you could refrain from disparaging the efforts of other editors, especially those who are making a regular contribution with new content. MC - Site Manager. view
Updates To My Favourite Disk Space Finder 1 month 1 week ago panamapatrick

I think WIZTREE might be better:

http://wiztree.en.lo4d.com/

FREE ALSO

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Updates To My Favourite Disk Space Finder 1 month 1 week ago reikipete7

My Ice Dragon (Mozilla clone) can't download this one due to an invalid security certificate
Error code: SSL_ERROR_BAD_CERT_DOMAIN
I guess I can override it, but do I want / need to do that ?

AHA ! .com is a problem, but .de is OK as: http://www.jam-software.de/treesize_free/ Thanks, reikipete7

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

Hardly a hot find as we have discussed it here several times,

Having said that its a brilliant program which I have used just to see what the dark side of the web looks like. Its not much.

Now a way of tracking someone that is in tails, is to secretly embeds on your drive a program which runs every time you run and it will send a message of your current IP address on it to some location. So the machine that loads tails should not have access to its regular boot up.

I also would suggest that if you are going to run tails either use a DVD or make a fresh copy from your harddrive of the ISO every time before you run it off the USB.  So no one can change its bootup.

Also update it regularly.

 

That is how some pedophiles were caught, not that I am sorry that they were.

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Updates To My Favourite Disk Space Finder 1 month 1 week ago Jarius Elliott

I'm also getting the error "Your Connection is Not Private". Tried on Chrome and Firefox.

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Updates To My Favourite Disk Space Finder 1 month 1 week ago MidnightCowboy

It's an error. MC - Site Manager.
http://i.imgur.com/4d4S18O.png

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Updates To My Favourite Disk Space Finder 1 month 1 week ago jonbourne

Weird. Their HTTPS is fine for me. Good cert too.

Sounds like MITM hijack to me.

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How Much Exercise Is Enough? 1 month 1 week ago zdub

Been using this for a while and it's great, although it sometimes gets confused as to the exact activity you are doing. You can also input an activity after the fact in case it misses something. Even though I am mostly a computer guy., I do a lot of walking a work through a warehouse and am pleased to see how much exercise I get just from that. No reason not to have this app! (Though I have talked to at least one person who is paranoid at "Google being able to track them with such detail".)

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Updates To My Favourite Disk Space Finder 1 month 1 week ago eikelein

Thanks Rob.
I might have missed the update of this long time favorite of mine.

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Easy Tool To Help Your Website Rise Up Google's Results 1 month 1 week ago Lugh

"When I come across websites that claim they can help improve the ranking of others the first thing I do is check on their own internet footprint"

Exactly.

The SEO sphere is filled with scams, so due diligence is crucial before parting with any money. Besides, Google has gradually frozen out small operators over the past 5-6 years as they drive more traffic to the big brands who either pay big bucks or have teams specializing in SEO.

That said, if you already know the basics of SEO, a quick visit to a freebie shouldn't hurt--you never know where you'll get a useful idea.

For those interested, some reputable places to read about and discuss SEO and SEM are SearchEngineLand and WebMasterWorld--I've read lots of useful posts from knowledgeable people at these and similar sites over the past decade.

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Easy Tool To Help Your Website Rise Up Google's Results 1 month 1 week ago godwinq8

https://www.zazzlemedia.co.uk/ took my details asked me for email details and after that the site went blank, seems to working for ever, or harvesting keywords for self, another snake oil company.

Google keeps changing keywords based on demand and supply .

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Easy Tool To Help Your Website Rise Up Google's Results 1 month 1 week ago bernardz

It's a good ideaI am convinced most of this is snake oil. Nobody really knows how the goggle algorithms work and they change all the time..The main  method most use is to look at number one now in the keyword they want and then try to duplicate that. I do not see this working.

Still I got a report of the company, I work for website and this is not much of a report. [commercial reference removed as per site rules]

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Easy Tool To Help Your Website Rise Up Google's Results 1 month 1 week ago tarstarkas27

Only seems to work for UK search results.

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

Agree with the top choice of Rocket Player. I installed it a few days ago, and it is just the kind of app I wanted.

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Easy Tool To Help Your Website Rise Up Google's Results 1 month 1 week ago EldonW

Or pay Google...

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PDF-XChange Editor 1 month 1 week ago Sanpo

Impeccable software!
One of the very good features - Redaction. With it you can easy clean part of your document content (e.g., phone number or credit card) if you need to send your document somewhere. No other software has the same ability. Another my favorite work in PDF-XChange - creation and editing Forms and Content. Also I appreciate for very precise Measuring Tools.

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Control Google Tracking With This New Privacy Tool 1 month 1 week ago rhiannon

After re-reading your post, perhaps I should clarify - there is no software involved with the Google Activity Tool. There's nothing to download, nothing to run or install. It's an online tool, created by Google, to be used by people with a Google account. It's part of Google's account settings.
You need a Google account and have to log in to a Google account to use the tool.
If you don't have a Google account, as far as I know, there's no way for Google to track and collect data about you all in one place - that is, Google may track you using cookies, but they don't know who you are and can't collect information on, for example, every YouTube video you may have watched, everything you've searched for using Google Chrome, etc.
You have to be logged into a Google account and using Google products for them to collect information about where you go and what you when you use Google services. I hope that clears things up.

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