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3 weeks 18 hours ago Terrific Program Lets You Automate Tasks On Your PC stevelindsey

There are 3 versions; commercial, personal & free

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3 weeks 21 hours ago Lightweight Web Browsers Panzer

K-Meleon 74 is out:
http://kmeleon.sourceforge.net/
http://kmeleon.sourceforge.net/forum/read.php?8,129657

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3 weeks 23 hours ago The Best Free Screenshot Tool I Have Used Jaex

In ShareX IRC channel (you can find web chat link in getsharex.com) title I put link to beta version if you wanna try it before release.

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3 weeks 23 hours ago Windows Web Browser Performance Remah

I have updated the price-performance section and added a section comparing the three main 32-bit web browsers (Chrome, IE, Firefox) with their 64-bit counterparts (Chrome, IE, Waterfox).

Remah - Editor

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3 weeks 1 day ago Best Free Hash Utility CryptoSurfer

I've been evaluating HashCat, and it seems that its previous glitches have been corrected. I know this product has been reviewed and mentioned on several occasions here (e.g., best free security software list, and so on) but it properly belongs here to take note. It will be interesting to see how the emergence of 'One-Way Accumulators' (I'm also reviewing) will affect the hash landscape. Radically so -- I suspect.
Here is the write-up of HashCat (they won the DefCon competition, again this year)from Wikepedia, if anyone has tested this utility, I'd appreciate your input.

HASHCAT:

Hashcat / oclHashcat
Developer(s)
atom
Stable release
0.47 / 1.30
Development status Active
Operating system
Cross-platform

Type
Password cracking

License
Proprietary EULA
Website www.hashcat.net

Hashcat is the self-proclaimed world’s fastest CPU-based password recovery tool. It is available free of charge, although it has a proprietary codebase. Versions are available for Linux, OSX, and Windows and can come in CPU-based or GPU-based variants. Hashcat currently supports a large range of hashing algorithms, including: Microsoft LM Hashes, MD4,MD5, SHA-family, Unix Crypt formats, MySQL, Cisco PIX, and many others.
Hashcat has made its way into the news many times for the optimizations and flaws discovered by its creator, which become exploited in subsequent hashcat releases. (For example, the flaw in 1Password's hashing scheme.)[1]
Variants
Hashcat comes in two main variants:
• Hashcat - A CPU-based password recovery tool
• oclHashcat - A GPU-accelerated tool
Many of the algorithms supported by Hashcat can be cracked in a shorter time by using the well-documented GPU-acceleration[2] leveraged in oclHashcat (such as MD5, SHA1, and others). However, not all algorithms can be accelerated by leveraging GPUs. Bcrypt is a good example of this. Due to factors such as data dependant branching, serialization, and Memory (to name just a few), oclHashcat is not a catchall replacement for Hashcat.
Hashcat is available for Linux, OSX and Windows. oclHashcat is only available for Linux and Windows due to improper implementations in OpenCL on OSX[citation needed].
Sample output
$ ./hashcat-cli64.bin examples/A0.M0.hash examples/A0.M0.word
Initializing hashcat v0.47 by atom with 8 threads and 32mb segment-size...

Added hashes from file examples/A0.M0.hash: 102 (1 salts)

NOTE: press enter for status-screen

--- Output Omitted ---

All hashes have been recovered

Input.Mode: Dict (examples/A0.M0.word)
Index.....: 1/1 (segment), 102 (words), 2769 (bytes)
Recovered.: 102/102 hashes, 1/1 salts
Speed/sec.: - plains, - words
Progress..: 102/102 (100.00%)
Running...: --:--:--:--
Estimated.: --:--:--:--

Started: Tue Dec 10 18:07:54 2013
Stopped: Tue Dec 10 18:07:54 2013
Attack types
Hashcat offers multiple attack modes for obtaining effective and complex coverage over a hash's keyspace. These modes are:
• Brute-Force attack
• Combinator attack
• Dictionary attack
• Fingerprint attack
• Hybrid attack
• Mask attack
• Permutation attack
• Rule-based attack
• Table-Lookup attack
• Toggle-Case attack
The traditional bruteforce attack is considered outdated, and the Hashcat core team recommends the Mask-Attack as a full replacement.
Competitions
Team Hashcat (the official team of the Hashcat software composed of core Hashcat members) won first place in the KoreLogic "Crack Me If you Can" Competitions at DefCon in 2010, 2012 and 2014.

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3 weeks 1 day ago The Best Free Screenshot Tool I Have Used wreckage

Hello, Jaex.

Great work! Adding the 'print' button is a great help. Now, who needs PicPick? ;-)

I have downloaded the latest version but your print button is not present. Can you please advise when this version will be available?
Thanks.

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3 weeks 1 day ago This "Linguistic Portal" Is An Incredibly Useful Resource Frank D

I think its most valuable feature is the automatic back-translation, so if the Google engine's output doesn't sound right to you, you can try the other three. One of them is pretty sure to be satisfactory. I use the Firefox add-on version, but there's a stand-alone also. Another good feature is the voice output, which you can adjust for speed.

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3 weeks 1 day ago What Else Have You Just Downloaded? EldonW

Excellent article. Another tip is to not be connected to the internet while installing a program, unless absolutely necessary. Often the bundled junk is not included in the installer, and has to be downloaded. An example is the extra programs offered while installing programs from NCH Software. Also, one doesn't have to be connected to the internet while using an installed program to convert a video, edit an audio file, type a document, etc.

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3 weeks 1 day ago This "Linguistic Portal" Is An Incredibly Useful Resource eikelein

@Frank D:

THANK YOU!

Will definitely try it one of these days; bookmarked!

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3 weeks 1 day ago This "Linguistic Portal" Is An Incredibly Useful Resource Frank D

I've been using the free imTranslator (http://freetranslation.imtranslator.net/) with automatic back translation for a long time. Uses up to four translation engines: Google, Microsoft, Babylon, and PROMT. Many languages:
English Español Français Português Deutsch Русский Italiano العربية 中文 Nederlands 日本語 한국어 Čeština Dansk Ελληνικά हिंदी עברית Lietuvių Polski Română Svenska Türkçe Українська

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3 weeks 1 day ago Rotate A Video Easily With A Free Online Service rescymadz

nice

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3 weeks 1 day ago This "Linguistic Portal" Is An Incredibly Useful Resource eikelein

@Bruce Fraser:
Well, it's a "linguistic portal" not a "translation portal".

But if you know of a "translation portal" please let us know about it - or even better, let Robert Schifren know about it!

And BTW and slightly off topic, as an ex-pat in a country that does not speak my mother tongue I often grapple with how to correctly translate words in a given context.

Mind you words, not phrases... and there is, to my limited knowledge, no Hindi and no Japanese either.

If that would help you try "dict[dot]leo[dot]org", a web site/service originally of the Maximilian University in Munich, Germany. Now it is run by Leo GmbH, a commercial venture.

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3 weeks 1 day ago This Amazing Game is Unbelievably FREE need3

I installed STALKER LOST ALPHA after reading your post and I have been playing quite often and enjoying it.
It runs quite well on my windows 7 except some occasional crash.
It is truly a great find.

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3 weeks 2 days ago What Else Have You Just Downloaded? MidnightCowboy

Many thanks for your suggestions. These have now been incorporated into the article. MC - Site Manager.

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3 weeks 2 days ago This "Linguistic Portal" Is An Incredibly Useful Resource Bruce_Fraser

The hilarious thing about computer translators is taking a simple sentence, like "Good afternoon, how are you today?" and moving it through a cycle, say: English to Chinese to Portugese to Hindi to Russian to English. Always good for a laugh.
Unfortunately, this site translates only to or from English. Oh well...

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3 weeks 2 days ago Three Timesaving Tricks for Faster Use of Windows ShorePatrol

Always liked the shake option, not a lot of people know this one, the grand children think it is great fun.

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3 weeks 2 days ago The Best Free Screenshot Tool I Have Used Jaex

Print image setting is here: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/14076298/ShareX/2014/09/gOlPq8luSz.png
So after press "Save & close" button in annotate window it will open Print dialog automatically.
Also you can set separate hotkey for this task like this: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/14076298/ShareX/2014/09/R5GcTJxEtQ.png
And print settings in here: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/14076298/ShareX/2014/09/FSPoSW2QT8.png
Are these not what you want?

Jaex (ShareX developer)

Edit: Now I added Print image button to annotate window too: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/14076298/ShareX/2014/09/1t5p8B9ar5.png

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3 weeks 2 days ago Finds of the Week: Was Your Gmail Hacked?, Create & Publish eBooks For Free, Science Dictionary rhiannon

When you entered your username and it came up breached there should be a message directly under the box where you entered your user name. It should say:
Oh no — pwned!
Pwned on X breached sites

Under this there should be a list of the sites you were pwned on that starts out with:
Breaches you were pwned in
A "breach" is an incident where a site's data has been illegally accessed by hackers and then released publicly. Review the types of data that were compromised (email addresses, passwords, credit cards etc.) and take appropriate action, such as changing passwords.

[site you were pwned in]

Hope that helps. :)

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3 weeks 2 days ago Best Free iPhone Apps cxs

I have been using your lists (not just this one) for about a year and have found them very useful. Just wandering if an updated list is in the works since ios8 was just released and some of the recommendations appear to parallel its new features?

Keep up the great work.

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3 weeks 2 days ago What Else Have You Just Downloaded? ichabod

MC, you said "Only download from a reputable source ... go to Softpedia or one of the other recognized download sites". That's an important point, and I'd like to add the suggestion that we go only to "a reputable source," rather than any "recognized" one. The latter is simply too broad and vague, especially with Cnet (Download.com) being so widely recognized while having some reputation issues as mentioned in other Gizmo articles. A link to the Gizmo article "Best Freeware Download Sites" would be helpful in the paragraph for step #3 of this article.

Thank you so much for this article. I especially appreciate the recommendations about security tools in the last 5 steps. As websites and SW developers succumb to the siren call of financial benefits in exchange for loosening their ethical standards, it's good to know that we have this site for independent advice.

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3 weeks 2 days ago Finds of the Week: Was Your Gmail Hacked?, Create & Publish eBooks For Free, Science Dictionary rrpberto18

I entered a user name on ...pwned and found out it had been breached.
But I can't find any way to discover which site is involved.
Did I miss something?

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3 weeks 2 days ago Best Free Hotkey or Macro Recorder Utility mmth

When I created a script, following the exact directions in the Help file, it quit with the message "unrecognized command in Line 1." I'm not a dope or a neophyte--I'm a retired professor whose first computer was a TRS-80 bought in 1978. It seems to me that the instructions, followed to the letter, should not result in an error right off the bat.

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3 weeks 2 days ago Powerful Free Microsoft Security Tool EMET Now in Version 4.1 Update v.laurie

I am certainly sorry to hear that you are having problems. From what you say I don't know what went wrong with your system. Removing it should be in Contriol Panel. Did you back up before installing EMET? Try posting your problem at the Microsoft EMET forum at http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/security/en-US/home?forum=emet. You can also try our forum http://www.techsupportalert.com/freeware-forum/general-computer-support/

I am not familiar with this tool http://www.shouldiremoveit.com/EMET-99230-program.aspx but you can take a look at it.

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3 weeks 2 days ago Powerful Free Microsoft Security Tool EMET Now in Version 4.1 Update pavisa77

I installed this program and decided I don't want it. How the heck do I get rid of it? I've searched online and the only sites that have uninstall info are not rated as trustworthy. I don't want to have to read through a dozen articles or anything time consuming. I just want rid of this lousy program. It is messing up my computer and making it unusable. I can't even open up Word 2013!!!! It doesn't show up on either the Windows 7 uninstall in the control panel or in Revo uninstaller. Also, Revo shows me having only 15 programs installed, when I actually have twice that much. Please help me get rid of this crummy program. Thanks.

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3 weeks 2 days ago Best Free Music Player and Organizer MidnightCowboy

Thanks. Your interaction here is very much appreciated. :)

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3 weeks 2 days ago Best Free Music Player and Organizer lqbe

Lead developer here, trying to clarify things :)

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3 weeks 2 days ago Terrific Program Lets You Automate Tasks On Your PC bertie44

I'll get me coat ...

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3 weeks 2 days ago Best Free File Archiver-Zip Utility Realist

Setup Size for B1 archiver is 25.6 MB.
570 KB is the size of online installer.

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3 weeks 2 days ago Terrific Program Lets You Automate Tasks On Your PC Bruce_Fraser

Bertie,
Take it easy. You're coming late to the party.
The comments about it not being free were written before the site URL was fixed: "The download link has now been corrected."

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3 weeks 2 days ago Best Free Music Player and Organizer MidnightCowboy

To ensure openness it would help if you disclosed your association with this product. MC - Site Manager.

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3 weeks 2 days ago Best Free Music Player and Organizer lqbe

999 was the final Alpha and Resonic has been in heavy development all year.

The major move to the Beta is coming up next.

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3 weeks 2 days ago Best Free Music Player and Organizer lqbe

Just a quick note on the 20-25% CPU: Resonic is multi-core optimized, so this kind of CPU usage usually only happens with a large visualization area (analyzer, etc.) on medium-performance processors. For plain playback CPU usually ranges from 1 to 5%.

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3 weeks 2 days ago Terrific Program Lets You Automate Tasks On Your PC bertie44

This page http://www.automationworkshop.org/download/ could not be clearer that the FREE EDITION is free, gratis and for nothing. You pay for a PERSONAL USE or COMMERCIAL licence.

I have not yet looked at or tried the actual software but thanks to Rob for the find.

Bertie

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3 weeks 3 days ago Windows Web Browser Performance Remah

LOL, I hope I don't disappoint you as I'm not one of the many who use the "shapable" features of web browsers. I've been a longtime user of Firefox but I use it straight out of the box and my only preference is a WOT add-on. That means that very few developer shennanigans impact me and I regularly swap to use other browsers without any issues. In my plain vanilla pattern of use I find that the current browsers are lot more interchangeable than they were five years ago. It's a very different story if you heavily customize your browser.

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3 weeks 3 days ago Windows Web Browser Performance dark matter

> I only left it here because internet safety is such an important issue.

...which is why I invested the time and effort in answering kthtl's inquiry.

My screed may seem oblique. It is actually on topic. The security of all of us depends upon the security of each of us. And without secure practices, the most efficient and effective browsers are worth nothing.

Speaking of which, thank you for this interesting investigation. The follow-on promises to be fascinating. I have been using Firefox since version 0.8. For the last 10+ years it has been a central piece of kit. Along with many others, the search is now on for a shapable, reliable and lovable replacement for the ruins that the mozilla devs have left us. Your methodical and organized explorations are eagerly anticipated.

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3 weeks 3 days ago Windows Web Browser Performance AWS

I simply find Maxthon fast and very easy to use for my want in and out of the cloud. The paste and go feature is also very helpful.

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3 weeks 3 days ago Other Web Browsers Remah

I had a quick look at 360 Browser (and K-Meleon and SeaMonkey) last night and it is impressive. It looks very good both literally, it makes good use of color, and as a good option for users.

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3 weeks 3 days ago Windows Web Browser Performance Remah

dark matter,
For the record, I moderate the comments on my articles. Normally I would delete your comment because it is off the topic of this article, which is the performance of web browsers, and it is quite long. I only left it here because internet safety is such an important issue.

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3 weeks 3 days ago Windows Web Browser Performance rseiler

What about extensions? Is there now a way to use Chrome's with it? Otherwise, living in the minuscule Maxthon extension ghetto won't be pretty.

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3 weeks 3 days ago Windows Web Browser Performance dark matter

You have taken the first and most important step. You are using a powerful and well tested security tool. And, although no defense package is 100% accurate, this time it did its job.

Adware, whether flagged by an AV or not, is never an acceptable risk.

At best it clogs and impedes your system and forfeits your privacy. At worst it provides a major surface of vulnerability, opening your system and your network to significant infestation. When that happens, not only have you been compromised, but you have become a potential vector of compromise for every system your system touches or has the ability to touch, whether through e-mail or directly.

With the recent permitting and/or use of installation wrappers as common practice among sites that have been long trusted as viable sources of freeware downloads, it has become absolutely essential never to opt for Express or Standard installs. Always choose Custom installation. Always watch your installations carefully. Always opt out of any toolbars and/or additional programs. Consider the viability of using the portable (non-installer) version of a program instead. Among the legitimate programs, these are usually free of bundle-ware.

Where possible, try to access your freeware directly from the author/publisher. Be aware that is not a guarantee that the installer will be free of ride-alongs. Learn to consult VirusTotal. There are even extensions, such as VTzilla for Firefox, that can integrate VT into your download process and also give you context menu items and a toggled toolbar with the ability to scan site and file URLs. VT is helpful, but not infallible. Many of the scanners polled by VT detect viruses, trojans and worms within an executable program but not "legitimate" opt-in bundle-ware within the wrapper.

Another useful tool which has become commonplace is the reputational site scanner/immunizer. It can be found in most solid malware defense packages such as AVG, avast!, SuperAntiSpyWare, Malwarebytes, SpyBot Search & Destroy (the Immunizer function of this old standby) and many others. It is also built into many contemporary browsers. There are even free-standing site scanners such as SpyWare Blaster . Of course, in terms of program installation, these are usually going to be detecting the hinky sites you may have been pointed towards by those questionable installs. But you will also be kept away from the worst sites where you might acquire questionable downloads or drive-by infestations in the first place. Another way to help avoid these sites is an add-on such as AdBlock Plus or, my favorite, AdBlock Edge, with a good and frequently updated set of block lists.

So, in answer to your question: What do you consider acceptable? Is the promise of FREE worth the reality of a system compromise? There is no free lunch. I believe in freeware. But I like to know what lunch is going to cost.

There endeth the sermon.

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3 weeks 3 days ago Best Free BitTorrent Client George.J

You need to check if the torrent file has the required seeds (specifically seeds:leech ratio>1) to download.

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3 weeks 3 days ago Terrific Program Lets You Automate Tasks On Your PC phoneguy

If you scroll down to the bottom of the main page and under Download click on License Terms you can read the Free Edition terms.
Second Paragraph...
"The SOFTWARE is distributed as Freeware for non-commercial use. You may download and use this SOFTWARE free of charge. That means that SOFTWARE may be used as many times as you like, for as long as you like and may be: copied, backed up, installed / reinstalled on any number of computers or distributed (only in the SOFTWARE's or its update's entirety) to anyone via any media any number of times. You may not charge money or fees for the SOFTWARE or its update to anyone."

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3 weeks 3 days ago Three Timesaving Tricks for Faster Use of Windows Jorpho

I've been using Winkey+D (show the desktop) and Winkey+M (minimize all windows including the active window) for a long time, but these are new to me.

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3 weeks 3 days ago How to Fix a Computer that Keeps Waking Up MidnightCowboy

As Vic states below we are only able to respond to support requests in the forum. There is however a lot of information about this already on the web. This is just a selection of possibilities.

https://communities.intel.com/thread/52119
https://forums.malwarebytes.org/index.php?/topic/111888-warning-processo...
http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/306971-28-processor-thermal-trip

I suggest you research this yourself using Google if none of the above are helpful as the solution for your own issue is pretty much guaranteed to have been posted somewhere already. MC - Site Manager.

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3 weeks 3 days ago How to Fix a Computer that Keeps Waking Up v.laurie

Unfortunately, we can't give this type of individual support in the comments. If you post your problem in the forum at http://www.techsupportalert.com/freeware-forum/general-computer-support/, there will be knowledgeable people to help you.

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3 weeks 3 days ago How to Fix a Computer that Keeps Waking Up goigisanjib

My System Is Showing Processor thermal Trip warning on every Start up. Please tell me how to fix this issue.

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3 weeks 3 days ago Increase Your Browsing Speed And Privacy With Ghostery Gil Mensch

Like a few other people have reported, Ghostery will sometimes cause desired features of some sites not to work. After using it for a year or so, I decided the hassle of dysfunctional web pages wasn't worth the benefits of Ghostery. So long as you are aware of this limitation or don't mind fiddling with Ghostery's settings to make some sites work, Ghostery is worth a try.

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3 weeks 4 days ago Terrific Program Lets You Automate Tasks On Your PC MidnightCowboy

Thanks to everyone for spotting our deliberate mistake. :) The download link has now been corrected. MC - Site Manager.

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3 weeks 4 days ago Best Free Memory Optimizer 10basetom

Be sure to read this article before you install a free memory optimizer:
http://www.howtogeek.com/171424/why-memory-optimizers-and-ram-boosters-a...

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3 weeks 4 days ago Windows Web Browser Performance Remah

Thanks AWS. There will be more info to come.

I'm interested to hear what you like the most about Maxthon as I'm still trying it out.

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3 weeks 4 days ago Windows Web Browser Performance AWS

Thank you Remah for your article I have been using Maxthon for quite a few years now and have always found it easy to use, your comparisons were very interesting thank you for your effort.

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3 weeks 4 days ago How to Clean An Infected Computer rorsandtoe

thanks for getting back to me,

The right hand side that should say "there are no items to show" has a huge list populated. Many of which i know not to be problems such as "libre office".

my problem is only with pop ups and pop unders as far as i can tell. Over the course of an internet session when i am viewing certain websites trying to stream free tv shows etc.

Occasionally my mozilla internet session will crash and fail.When i am using project free.tv the player crashes and tells me that i need to update firefox

That is all.

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3 weeks 4 days ago Best Free BitTorrent Client jacemace

So tired of utorrent - I've been using it for years (an older version off filehippo) - and all it does now is produce errors. Tried qBittorent, and all it does is stay on stalled. Found one not on the list here to replace utorrent.

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3 weeks 4 days ago Best Free Program Uninstaller Realist

Revo takes so much time to load the entire list, not for someone who install/uninstall apps regularly.Use it only if you have a program which you can't remove using any other Uninstaller

ZSoft :- don't know why it is here.it's search functionality is poor.Not at ll user friendly.

Geek uninstaller: I would recommend it to anyone and everyone. It's fast, portable and easy to use. Resource friendly too.

I would recommend Advanced uninstaller, IObit uninstaller and Wise uninstaller also.

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3 weeks 4 days ago Best Free Download Manager Naveen D

Thanks for the info :)
Waiting for fdm to release its new version.Then we can see how they compete with others.
:D :D :D

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3 weeks 4 days ago Windows Web Browser Performance kthtl

Many thanks for advice - I did download it from a third party vendors site so they could indeed have wrapped up malware with it.
I will have another go downloading the file from the Maxathon site directly.

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3 weeks 4 days ago Best Free Partition Management Software auntiejack56

I have a C drive and a virtual D drive - the C was small and filling up quickly, the D was large and had plenty of free space.
So I looked for a tool to enlarge the C and reduce the D.
Loaded EASUS (free version) and got interrupted during install by AVG with a warning about a virus - I removed the infected file, and just in case it was part of the download, I uninstalled EASUS.
Then downloaded Paragon (free version), and tried a number of times to modify the partition size. I googled and looked at answers posted by the Paragon team, but the sizes couldn't be changed, either in the 'express' method or running the whole app and selecting the Modify Partitions options. I clicked and double clicked, dragged borders that wouldn't move, entered new sizes that were rejected, and totally got nowhere. So I abandoned it after a while and uninstalled.
Then I installed the free version of Minitool Partition Home edition. How easy was that! Intuitive visual slider to indicate what space was available, I dragged it to where I wanted it and hit the Apply button - all done.
Jack

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3 weeks 4 days ago Windows Web Browser Performance Remah

MC,
that's a very important point.

kthtl,
we check the download links that we provide in the Quick Selection Guide (QSG) at the end of the article. If you are downloading from anywhere else then you need to perform your own checks with your antivirus.

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3 weeks 4 days ago Windows Web Browser Performance MidnightCowboy

The download source can indeed be significant. This is often triggered by a wrapped installer. MC - Site Manager.
http://superuser.com/questions/722205/does-filezilla-contain-a-virus
https://forum.filezilla-project.org/viewtopic.php?t=32672

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3 weeks 4 days ago Windows Web Browser Performance Remah

Virustotal.com didn't find any problems when I scanned the install files recently:
mx4.4.2.2000.exe https://www.virustotal.com/en/file/6eb6531760ac8d9b38e24ccfb5f7fc5544906...
mxsetup.exe https://www.virustotal.com/en/file/31c1dc3eabc5b5f6ebf19afe13ed0ca11702e...

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3 weeks 4 days ago Windows Web Browser Performance BearPup

AVG is a little over-cautious, it even flags programs that have been in my filesystem for years without any problems as threats to be eliminated. As long as your dealing with a reputable site you should be fine. Yiu can temporarily turn off AVG to allow you to install the program. Just remember to turn it back on!

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3 weeks 4 days ago Windows Web Browser Performance kthtl

Have just downloaded Maxathon installation file.
AVG unable to accept saying file contained MalSign InstallCore.B06 Adware.
Is this an acceptable install risk please?

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3 weeks 4 days ago Other Web Browsers Remah

The web browser is at http://www.kidzui.com/

You get the add-on at https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/kidzui-k2/

An older version is at https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/kidzui/

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3 weeks 4 days ago Other Web Browsers vandamme

Kidzui looks like a plugin for Firefox; at least that's what it tells me (I'm running FF on LinuxMint).

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3 weeks 5 days ago Other Web Browsers Remah

I haven't installed it yet but I've been readng the comments and forum posts on the other 360 products you mention.

FYI, I'm updating these articles in five stages:
1. I completed formatting the articles to make them look more consistent by adding images, adding quick selection guides, adding new sub-categories for Other Browsers, etc.
2. Currently I am checking out browser performance mainly for the Mega Browsers. I'm comparing them with all others so I will soon be looking at 360 Browser for the first time.
3. Update Lightweight Browsers.
4. Update Other Browsers including secure/private browsers.
5. Redo all scores and choose top browsers in each category/sub-category.

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3 weeks 5 days ago Other Web Browsers George.J

What do you think about 360 Browser

Their security products are extremely good (360 Internet Security and Total Security)

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3 weeks 5 days ago Terrific Program Lets You Automate Tasks On Your PC David Roper

We have to hear from Rob as to the reason he thought it was free for personal use. C'mon Buddy, tell us.

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3 weeks 5 days ago See How Your PC Uses The Internet In Incredible Detail davescott1553

glasswire claims it's incompatible with my system, Vista Business, which is still supported, as far as I know. The website should indicate which version(s) of Windows it's compatible with. Nothing is said about that either at gizmo or glasswire

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3 weeks 5 days ago Terrific Program Lets You Automate Tasks On Your PC Bruce_Fraser

Darren,
You're right, even without sleep.

The pricing page (http://www.febooti.com/ordering/pricelist/automation-workshop/) says this:
=============
Automation Workshop is offered for home and commercial users. Home users can order Personal use license.
=============

The price for the "personal use" license is $169, so that's certainly not free.

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3 weeks 5 days ago How To Make Your Programs Open Maximized rhiannon

@paul2607,
I hadn't heard of that one. :)

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3 weeks 5 days ago How to Clean An Infected Computer Chiron

In Comodo Autorun Analyzer the left side should not be grayed out. However, the right side should read "There are no items to show". Do you see that text?

Also, please briefly describe what problems you are encountering with Mozilla which make you believe your system may be infected.

Thanks.

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3 weeks 5 days ago Terrific Program Lets You Automate Tasks On Your PC mrbuckingham

Hi Rob

Looks great, but are you sure it's free for personal, non-commercial use? I'm unable to find that anywhere (I've been awake for 21 hours straight though, so it may just be my eyes are not working as they should!).

Cheers
Darren

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3 weeks 5 days ago How to Clean An Infected Computer rorsandtoe

Hi, great article.

I have reached the final stage with no drama.

After using Comodo to check the registry as you have instructed the list remains even after clicking "hide safe results". A full list, greyed out, with all of the boxes ticked down the left hand side. What does this mean?

I am assuming i am over looking something simple.

On the other hand if it means i have passed all of the tests, and i have also ensured my mozilla is up to date and pop ups are blocked, why am i still getting pop ups/unders?

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3 weeks 5 days ago See How Your PC Uses The Internet In Incredible Detail DrAVirus

XP is history. Not supported by many companies for good reasons.

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3 weeks 5 days ago The Best Free Screenshot Tool I Have Used texastechy

Just tried Sharex but prefer PicPic still. Pic does a better job of editing after capture and navigation and interface are easier to use. sharex does have a ton of features most of which I will never use making it a bit confusing. Do like the circle, triangle, diamond shape captures though but again don't use those often. Video capture is nice too but without the ability to add my own narration I must turn to other apps for that.

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3 weeks 5 days ago See How Your PC Uses The Internet In Incredible Detail Sgluber

And my thanks go to you, rob: for sharing with us the tip you received! :-)

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3 weeks 5 days ago How To Make Your Programs Open Maximized paul2607

drag the window full size (DON'T MAXIMIZE) then close while holding "Alt" key down

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3 weeks 5 days ago See How Your PC Uses The Internet In Incredible Detail TonyF

I got the message that the software is not compatible with my WinXP system.

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3 weeks 5 days ago See How Your PC Uses The Internet In Incredible Detail paulderdash

Looks like a keeper!

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3 weeks 5 days ago Best Free Download Manager George.J

Testing the latest 2.0.1.7, released yesterday, the download speed is constant and good, and many bugs are fixed....Still a few left....But good results :D

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3 weeks 5 days ago Best Free Software for Mac OS Panzer

Homebrew - The missing package manager for OS X:
http://brew.sh/

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3 weeks 5 days ago Best Free Software for Linux Panzer

"... Atraci is an application for Windows, Mac and Linux that lets you listen instantly to more than 60 million songs ...":
http://atraci.github.io/Atraci-website/

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3 weeks 5 days ago Best Free Software for Linux Panzer

pianobar is a free/open-source, console-based client for the personalized online radio Pandora:
http://6xq.net/projects/pianobar/

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3 weeks 6 days ago The Best Free Screenshot Tool I Have Used wreckage

Wow! For a moment there I thought I'd found a replacement for PicPick, but no.
ShareX... I can't print from the 'annotate' (edit) window. What are you thinking??
How the heck do I print an image after I've edited it without saving it then printing from another program? Hoo, boy. Add a 'print' feature and you've got a winner.

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3 weeks 6 days ago What are Thumbs.db Files and Can I Delete Them? (Windows) rhiannon

@JesterTheCat,
I'm glad you found the article helpful. :)
The rest of the site has great content too.

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3 weeks 6 days ago This Tiny RTF Editor Is Worth Keeping Around bigbobt

I have been in IS/IT for over 30 years and I use Jovial Notepad for quick notations at meetings and have my team do the same and it has worked well for us.

Robert Tucker
Retired CGI Technologies (Canada)

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3 weeks 6 days ago How To Change The Windows 8 Background Colour srai

Thank you so much for sharing your advice on this problem!

Do you know what to do when MS Word reflects the changed window background color, but Excel does not?

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3 weeks 6 days ago Try This Alternative File Manager And Explorer For Windows. It's Free. navmed

On the topic of File Explorers, try Q-Dir and Nexus File Manager, each is pretty cool in it's own way.

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3 weeks 6 days ago Try This Alternative File Manager And Explorer For Windows. It's Free. stechy

For me Free Commander is the best. I use it for years. It has dual pane + tabs and A LOT of other features (bookmarks, folder comparison, etc. and a ton of customization settings). I didn't find anything to beat it. It has an installer and also a portable version, a 64 bit version for donors and is very active developed. http://www.freecommander.com

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3 weeks 6 days ago What are Thumbs.db Files and Can I Delete Them? (Windows) JesterTheCat

Thank you for posting about .Thumbs.db . I have noticed this file for awhile and just haven't taken the time to look it up. Gladly I came across you website and found the answer with some other good guides for new people to OS. Excellent post. I can't wait to check out more on this site. Thank you agahin,
`Jester

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3 weeks 6 days ago Try This Alternative File Manager And Explorer For Windows. It's Free. crombierob

If one browses this site, you will find that I have been the biggest advocate of XYPlorer, for a long time.
I have been known to stop people in the street, and tell them that it is the best in the known universe.

I still believe that, however I recently retried Explorer++ and I am liking that as well.
If they were sending me to Mars, and I was only allowed one File Manager, it would be XYPlorer.
However if you get into the habit of using portable File Managers (different folders for different categories), then ++ is a nice addition. If you leave the grid on (horizontal Lines), then even when 'tired' you can distinguish them from each other (I'll drink to that).

Rob
PS Not a fan of dual panes, but my sensei tells me to be tolerant of those with strange (old) habits.

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3 weeks 6 days ago Windows Web Browser Performance George.J

Thanks for making it clear, although it wasn't necessary to remove the tables.

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3 weeks 6 days ago Try This Alternative File Manager And Explorer For Windows. It's Free. vandamme

Multiple panes is a feature that, after you get to use it, you wonder how you got along without it. I used XYPlorer in my Windows days and it's great. (Now I use Nemo on Linux Mint, or Dolphin on openSuSE.)

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3 weeks 6 days ago Try This Alternative File Manager And Explorer For Windows. It's Free. njrich

I usually try out various file explorer software but I always come back to Xplorer2 Lite (www.zabkat.com) Its very fast, supports dual pane, and even the lite has many features. You will often see offers to get the pro version at very reduced cost if you wanted to upgrade. But even the free lite version really is more than sufficient for everyday use. Its rock solid, and fully documented.

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3 weeks 6 days ago Try This Alternative File Manager And Explorer For Windows. It's Free. richardlatu

Dear rob.schifreen,

Thank you for this wonderful tip and suggestion for an alternative for Explorer. I enjoy using it and it is light enough to be utilised without consuming too much resources on PC.

Warm Regards

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3 weeks 6 days ago Try This Alternative File Manager And Explorer For Windows. It's Free. BearPup

As long as we're posting our file manager preferences, I opt for Xplorer², which also has paid and free versions available. Its highly configurable and the ability to change panel colors for high visibility is a big plus for me, as is the ability to preview live links. The site, including the freeware "lite" version, is located at: http://zabkat.com/. Full disclosure, I have a lifetime license.

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3 weeks 6 days ago Try This Alternative File Manager And Explorer For Windows. It's Free. michaelbeijer

I have tried Clover and BetterExplorer and while they are nice for basic stuff, XYplorer really is in a league of its own. Also, a file manager isn’t really a file manager unless it supports dual-pane mode. Tabs are cool , but not enough.

Re: Geert’s comment about XYplorer’s inability to browse zip/rar files as if they were just another directory: I don’t really mind as I just use WinRAR for that.

In the interest of full disclosure: I own a so-called ‘XYplorer Lifetime Licence’.

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3 weeks 6 days ago Try This Alternative File Manager And Explorer For Windows. It's Free. Geert

XYplorer is a good (two pane) file explorer with all the features you can imagine.
But...
I don't understand at all why the author does NOT want to add the feature to browse zip/rar files as if they were just another directory.
Something that Speedcommander, MultiCommander, FreeCommander, Total Commander,... do so conveniently.
For me, this is the main reason why I decided not to use XYplorer.

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3 weeks 6 days ago Best Free Operating System For Kids Panzer

"... Our operating system is designed for kids as well as teenagers to learn how computers work ...":
http://unitycommunity.wix.com/twdt
http://sourceforge.net/projects/winspee/

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3 weeks 6 days ago Best Free Software for Linux Panzer

Shorewall firewall:
http://www.shorewall.net/

Vuurmuur is a powerful firewall manager for Linux/iptables. Vuurmuur supports traffic shaping and live monitoring. It has an easy to learn configuration that allows both simple and complex configurations, and can be fully configured through the Ncurses GUI:
http://sourceforge.net/projects/vuurmuur/

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