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2 weeks 3 days ago Free Microsoft Windows Security Tool EMET is Upgraded to Version 5.0 AJNorth

It appears from the accompanying documentation that, with the release of version 5.0, Microsoft have ended EMET's official compatibility with XP, though it does appear to install on such systems (successfully replacing EMET 4.1 Update 1, and earlier versions).

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2 weeks 3 days ago Best Free CD-DVD Burning Software Profh0011

I recently had to get a new computer, which has caused the usual nightmares of installing, re-installing, re-registering, and learning some new programs from scratch.

"ImgBurn" was installed. You know, after many years of working with computer programs, you get to know good design from BAD design. Frankly, "ImgBurn" is the worst piece of S*** I've ever run across-- and I've been using "3D Studio Viz" for ages! For the life of me, I could not figure out how to use it, and it was driving me up a wall.

Similarly, the new version of "Windows Media Player" is EVEN WORSE than the earlier ones. That, ALLEGEDLY, is supposed to allow you to burn CDs-- but after many years, I have still not been able to figure out how. (That's not an exaggeration.)

I wanted to thank you for the list of recommended programs. I was looking for something SIMPLE. I downloaded "CDBurnerXP", and figured it out RIGHT, first time, easily. I might never have found it without your help. I give this MY highest recommendation.

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2 weeks 3 days ago Best Free RSS Reader-Aggregator philip

That's an interesting web-app/browser extension Jojo.

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2 weeks 3 days ago Best Free Web Site Ripper Sine

Excuse me, I am looking for something that can schedule automatic download of web page, and it can loop for certain duration, e.g. start copying a web at everyday morning10am and continue downloading every 10 minutes till 16pm, which of these software can meet this requirement?
Thanks

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2 weeks 3 days ago Great Collection of Articles and Aids for Understanding and Explaining Technology Niko

This is awesome....thanks a lot Vic!!!

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2 weeks 4 days ago Best Free RSS Reader-Aggregator Jojo Yee

Currently I'm using InoReader and it serves me quite well.
http://www.inoreader.com/

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2 weeks 4 days ago Best Free Screen Session Recorder Faziri

The completely free Loilo Game Recorder is the one that has finally ended my search for a good game recorder. Before this, I've tried Fraps, Bandicam, Gameclaw, OBS, Camstudio and every other popular one. They all had issues. Loilo is small, its performance is good enough to not affect my game too much, it actually manages to capture the game unlike a lot of others, the video is exactly what you see on the screen (no magically appearing fps drops that weren't there or anything), the image quality is perfect. Of course the output file is huge because of the capture quality (motion-jpeg), so I use Freemake to convert it to h264/aac mp4 at the same resolution, which takes about a minute, reduces the filesize to a fraction and leaves the iamge quality untouched.

I can die happy now :D

Edit: you do need to figure out the proper steps to making it capture the game: start the game, alt-tab to Loilo, select the game, alt-tab back to the game, wait for the image to appear (fullscreen game means Windows needs to surrender the GPU and that takes a second), press the record hotkey. It also installs Loiloscope along with itself, but you can just remove it and it doesn't affect the recorder.

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2 weeks 4 days ago Easily and Safely Eject USB Drives and Memory Cards redstick

On MY win8 system, I absolutely could use this little program. Trying the "right-click, click 'eject'" doesn't work -- I still get a "file/program in use" line. With my ext hard drive, I can go into Task Manager, and shut off the offending processes. With a simple pen drive, no such luck; I don't find any appropriate processes to end. I dunno, maybe I just don't know what I'm looking at. Anyway, I wind up rebooting, which works. but is a pain. We'll see how this does.

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2 weeks 4 days ago Free Microsoft Windows Security Tool EMET is Upgraded to Version 5.0 bnjohanson

EMET also works seamlessly, and arguably in-conjunction with, Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit Free. This seems to be true with EMET 5.0 thus far as well...so far, so good after 3-days.

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2 weeks 4 days ago Probably the Best Free Security List in the World - Part I mrin

12.3 Reviews of ShowIP extension says it has spyware.

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2 weeks 4 days ago Best Free Music Player and Organizer sicknero

Concerning 1by1, I have to say I use this one a lot and rate it very highly.

Where it scores over other minimal players for me, is that it works like a Windows Explorer window, i.e. an explorer tree view on the left and file view on the right, with no need to load files or playlists. It's essentially a file explorer with audio playback.

As such, it's an excellent player for browsing directories and sub-directories full of audio without having to use any open/load dialogue.

The only other player I know of that operates like this, is Resonic (http://resonic.at/) which is also excellent, but 1by1 is a bit quicker and lighter on resources (1by1 @ 1-3% CPU, 15MB RAM vs. Resonic @ 20-25% CPU and 25MB RAM). There's not much in it really ... Resonic has a nice waveform display and VU meter while 1by1 has a native Windows GUI with editable colouring plus some basic fx like EQ and compression and optional VU. They both allow basic file operations via the context menu.

File support for 1by1 can be expanded with decoder plug-ins.

There are some great players if you just want to listen to music and have playlists, visualisations and other frills but for browsing large collections of music and samples I think these two beat all of them.

(I forgot there's also Sonic Explorer (http://www.kvraudio.com/product/sonic-explorer-by-proxl) which is pretty good but as far as I know it's been abandoned for some time now and it's hard to find a download location for it.)

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2 weeks 4 days ago Best Free Music Player and Organizer sicknero

Just giving it a test drive right now, I'm really liking it.

Nice minimal but good-looking GUI with no superfluous frills or features, just a simple portable Qt audio player.

I've only found one issue with it really... on normal priority it uses about 10% CPU on my W7 laptop but doing anything else (e.g. scrolling/loading webpages) causes the playback to skip/drop out briefly. Manually setting the process to high priority has fixed this at the cost of upping CPU usage to 25-30%. RAM usage is about 50MB either way.

A basic EQ would be welcome but it's not a deal breaker.

Nice find Panzer, thanks for sharing. I have quite a collection of minimal audio players but I really like this one at first try.

Jojo, I'm not sure what you mean by transition between screen modes?

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2 weeks 4 days ago Best Free Music Player and Organizer for Android trainman261

I did take a look at it recently, and I am considering including it in the review. The interface is beautifully designed, and it also has Shoutcast radio support. It also has an interesting online feature, which lets you listen and even put together playlists with online music. It doesn't have full tag editing support, though, and it doesn't have a way to properly automatically generate playlists based on what you want in the way Rocket does, for example.

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2 weeks 4 days ago Best Free RSS Reader-Aggregator philip

Thanks for the reminder Faziri. It's been a while since I looked at QuiteRSS for inclusion in this category. I discovered that there is a PortableApps.com version, and I have that running on Windows 8, which is a good sign that development is still active. I'll be using it for a while to see what I think.

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2 weeks 4 days ago Free Microsoft Windows Security Tool EMET is Upgraded to Version 5.0 v.laurie

There are some people who might feel EMET is a sufficient defense but the general answer to your question is that it does not replace antivirus programs.

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2 weeks 4 days ago Deeper into the Windows Registry Remah

As discussed earlier, the article on Windows 7 Startup is up. There is more detail and an overview diagram to come but I will be updating this registry article first.

Remah - Editor

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2 weeks 4 days ago Windows 7 Startup Remah

This article will have further detail added including trace details and an overview diagram.

Leave a comment and let me know what works or not for you.

Remah - Editor

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2 weeks 4 days ago Controversial Advertising Program Now Being Embedded in More Software beep54

OpenCandy may be far, far worse than you make out. I had recently downloaded something, I forget offhand what, from CNet. I had thought that one of my protection programs (probably Malewarebytes) had managed to block OpenCandy's installation. It would seem not. I more or less accidentally just found out about the netstat command which revealed the following:

TCP 0.0.0.0:135 tracking.opencandy.com.s3.amazonaws.com:0 LISTENING
RpcSs
[svchost.exe]
TCP 0.0.0.0:445 tracking.opencandy.com.s3.amazonaws.com:0 LISTENING
Can not obtain ownership information
TCP 0.0.0.0:2869 tracking.opencandy.com.s3.amazonaws.com:0 LISTENING
Can not obtain ownership information
TCP 0.0.0.0:5357 tracking.opencandy.com.s3.amazonaws.com:0 LISTENING
Can not obtain ownership information
TCP 0.0.0.0:12025 tracking.opencandy.com.s3.amazonaws.com:0 LISTENING
[AvastSvc.exe]

Plus a bunch of other entries. Perhaps I'm reading that wrong, but it seems that OpenCandy was on the machine and trying to listen. So I attempted to see if I could get rid of it. Absolutely nothing could find OpenCandy. NOTHING. Better, I could not edit the HOSTS file. Even better, web sites about dealing with OpenCandy were blocked! To check, I used another computer to open the same web sites with no problem.

Am hoping at this point that having done a restore I have killed the monster. At any rate, netstat is not showing the same type of activity.

I am one of those people who know just enough to be dangerous to their own machines without necessarily knowing completely what they are doing :) Any thoughts on this situation would be helpful.

BTW, the article that pointed out the netstat command to me was from the How-to -geek site. And even if I have read this whole situation incorrectly, at least I have found some nifty utilities such as HitmanPro and a useful new command :)

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2 weeks 4 days ago Free Microsoft Windows Security Tool EMET is Upgraded to Version 5.0 Bruce_Fraser

OK, I've read the accompanying articles, even Demoimedo's tutorial. I'm still left with one fundamental question:
Does EMET replace my anti-virus? Maybe even my firewall?

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2 weeks 4 days ago The Definitive Guide to the World's Wondrous and Curious Places (Website of the Week) sicknero

Another great find from Rhiannon : )

Thank you.

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2 weeks 4 days ago Best Free Program Uninstaller Remah

I'll be really disappointed if it's not as I was hoping to try it out for the best free Windows 64-bit uninstaller. Comodo Programs Manager is no longer being developed. :(

Anyway, I will be testing it in a couple of weeks.

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2 weeks 5 days ago Best Free Program Uninstaller MidnightCowboy

I remain convinced that Geek is not fully x64 bit compatible, at least in the free version. See this from their own developer:

http://forums.crystalidea.com/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=464

It was always the case that the program (free version) would "run" in x64 bit systems but would only support the clean removal of x32 bit programs installed in it.

There is no mention of any changes to x64 bit related performance in their log for the free version:

http://www.geekuninstaller.com/download

Only for the pro version:

http://www.crystalidea.com/uninstall-tool-version-history?ref=geek

What it says is "Compatible with Windows 7/8/8.1/XP/Vista/2003/2008", without specifying if this relates to x64 as well as x32.

IMO this whole issue is a fudge on behalf of the developers who also chose not to respond to a contact I sent regarding this ages ago. Until they make the information on their site more clear, we will still be listing it as is.

MC - Site Manager.

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2 weeks 5 days ago Best Free Antivirus Software George.J

Honestly I expected Panda to be lightweight considering it being cloud antivirus. But the results just mirrored the lab tests at AV-Test with Panda rated lowest in performance, and lower than other Free antiviruses at AV-Comparatives for performance.

But like you said, it also depends from system to system.

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2 weeks 5 days ago Best Free RSS Reader-Aggregator Faziri

QuiteRSS has matured a lot since it was last considered (from what I can see) and I've been using it with great satisfaction for the last year and a bit. Could it be reconsidered? I tried a lot of different clients of all kinds and eventually settled on QuiteRSS because it's the only one with all the features I wanted: desktop program, lightweight, no skinning, folder structures, default settings + feed+specific settings, filters, notifications and a tray icon with a counter. All other clients lack something, usually folders, or they have a non-native appearance.

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2 weeks 5 days ago Great Collection of Articles and Aids for Understanding and Explaining Technology eikelein

Vic, WOW!
Thanks a BIG bunch!

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2 weeks 5 days ago Best Free Program Uninstaller Faziri

Please update the review for Geek: everyone saying it's incompatible with 64 bit is *wrong*. I've been using it on a 64 bit system for over a year.

I used Revo before that and to be fair I'd never go back to it: Geek finds as many leftovers as Revo, is less heavy on unnecessary stuff and is much faster.

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2 weeks 5 days ago Best Free Antivirus Software Chiron

Qihoo is not a bad choice at all. I'm also happy to hear it's light on your system. From what I have heard Panda is generally light as well. However, the heaviness of an AV is always, to an extent, system specific. Thus, you may find that when you get a new computer it is Panda that is lighter and Qihoo which is heavier.

Thank you.

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2 weeks 5 days ago Controversial Advertising Program Now Being Embedded in More Software beep54

Thank you for the Unchecky post. I've recently been running across OpenCandy with a few things and have wondered about it. Fortunately, something (Malwarebytes?, I forget) has been blocking it while allowing the rest of the installation to continue. Or at least, that's what I'm hoping is happening. Regardless, will be downloading Unchecky to check out.

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2 weeks 5 days ago Best Free Antivirus Software George.J

Am back to using Qihoo 360 IS, and it's been excellent. Excellent independent lab test results, very light on resources and clean installer (which is not the case with most free antiviruses). The Total security version is too much for me, as it also includes Avira engine excluding the BitDefender engine, which is not needed for me. But overall, a perfect suite.

Moreover, it's good to see that Avira is offering a clean installer, which was not the case in the past. And also it's lab results are among the best.

Had to switch from Panda as it was slowing down my system to a crawl :(

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2 weeks 6 days ago Get Reminders By Email On A Schedule You Specify MidnightCowboy

This may well be the case but we need to bear in mind that a significant number of people do not want anything at all to do with Google, hence the popularity of other services such as DuckDuckGo and Startpage. MC - Site manager.

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2 weeks 6 days ago Get Reminders By Email On A Schedule You Specify bernardz

Although it's nice and thanks, I think you will find Google's calendar will do this and much more on more devices too.

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2 weeks 6 days ago Best Free CAD Computer Aided Design Programs bill0507

I currently have 30 inventions that I need to put to cad drawing. I have no experience with cad I need advice as to what programs to use. also have limited funds.
thank you

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2 weeks 6 days ago Best Free Hard Drive Health Monitoring and Diagnostic Programs Philo Vance

HDDScan would not run at all on my Vista Business machine. To add insult to injury, I had to reboot in order to erase it. If you look at the user forum for the product, it's full of spam. Clearly, no one is watching. Looks like abandonware to me.

I just hope it wasn't a virus.

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2 weeks 6 days ago Best Free Screen Session Recorder mrin

Thanks a lot for explaining this.

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2 weeks 6 days ago If You Can Type, You Can Make A Movie Temprea

so glad to able to do some thing like this

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2 weeks 6 days ago Best Free Music Player and Organizer Jojo Yee

Thanks for the good suggestion Panzer. A quick try of the features in Ubuntu looks quite impressive even in its current alpha version. Transitions between screen modes are found not smooth enough on my PC though.

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2 weeks 6 days ago Best Free Music Player and Organizer Panzer

Nulloy:

Features:

- Waveform progress bar
- Skins
- Most audio formats supported: MP3, FLAC, OGG, WMA, AIFF and many others
- Tags reading
- Showing Cover Art
- Cross-platform

http://nulloy.com/

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3 weeks 44 min ago Best Free PDF Reader for Android tamxir

Hi there

I've just taken on this category as well as ebook readers. I'll be checking out the existing apps for any updates needed as well as those mentioned in comments suggestions. This may take me a little while, but I'm on it. Coming soon!

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3 weeks 4 hours ago The Definitive Guide to the World's Wondrous and Curious Places (Website of the Week) budchekov

Hi rhiannon,

That is a great site, thanks, :)

Came up with one of my old 'haunts', Highgate Cemetery !

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3 weeks 7 hours ago My Favoured Youtube Downloader Of The Moment Tomnov

iLivid is total crap scumware. Spyware in it's own right, and then brings in ads that look like legitimate windows warnings to download even more dangerous stuff. STAY AWAY FROM IT.

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3 weeks 12 hours ago Best Free Screen Session Recorder MidnightCowboy

Trusted download sites such as Softpedia will state in the product description if it is "ad-supported" and then give the type of unwanted components being included.

You should also read the product EULA in full before deciding to install it or not.

Another good option is to Google the product name plus "bundled software" in the query string which should throw up some useful results. This is just one of them for oCam:

"This review is part of our Best Free Windows Software section. .... to modify this; Comes with a lot of bundled crapware; Has no offline installer. .... I have to withdraw my comment about oCam- version 21 is ads-ridden trash ..."

MC - Site Manager

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3 weeks 12 hours ago Best Free Screen Session Recorder mrin

Thanks for the caution. How can one find out things like this?

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3 weeks 13 hours ago Best Free Programming Editor mrin

I was using notepad++. Then I tried PSPad after seeing it here. Found it is much more user friendly, the settings and highlighter editing are much easier than notpad++. The menus are also quite nice. I got used to it instantly. So, it's my new favourite piece of software.

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3 weeks 21 hours ago Best Free Notes Organizer DutchPete

I don't know where you get your info, but Evernote is NOT bundled with OpenCandy. If you download Evernote from the Evernote site it is free of crapware, spyware and anything else you can think of.

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3 weeks 22 hours ago Best Free Web Browser MidnightCowboy

I sympathize with your feelings. I encounter similar stuff frequently with Linux systems and apps. A bit of searching usually brings up a solution in one forum or another. My attitude though, is for the solution to exist there is obviously a problem, so why isn't the solution already built into the product? MC - Site Manager.

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3 weeks 22 hours ago Best Free Web Browser crombierob

I tried Maxthon
There are some people in the world that don't mind all their open tabs, being discarded (like used co.....s ) when the browser closes.
Personally I would vote them out of the gene pool, but I must learn to be tolerant.
Users have written to Maxthon complaining that they discard all open Tabs, and Maxthon has replied (many times) that the solution they provide is just as good.
Their solution is they give you a single Tab with a list of your previously open Tabs.
You then have to tell Maxthon to re-open them (like it should have done in the first place)
I tolerated that for a few sessions, and the last time I opened Maxthon and requested a re-opening of all Tabs (like it should have) it discarded all but a couple.
On reflection, perhaps I am meant to study that flippin list, and tick/untick some lines.
Instead - I will never use Maxthon again.

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3 weeks 23 hours ago Best Free Web Browser dave316

Sleipnir has a portable version for download. It's with the .zip extension.

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3 weeks 1 day ago This Best Selling PC Game is now Free (Offer until July 31) George.J

Thank you for bringing this into light.

SecuROM is a digital rights management (DRM) solution , and is used to stop piracy in commercial games by limiting duplication and reverse engineering.

Usually SecuROM comes with discs or retail versions, but if you're using online game clients like Steam it's not included, because they contain Steam DRM.

Here's a list of games that include SecuROM: http://www.giantbomb.com/securom/3015-2720/games/

Although, it's undesirable, mostly because it doesn't remove itself completely upon uninstallation, the reasons are mentioned here:

"SecuROM limits the number of PCs activated at the same time from the same key. SecuROM 7.x was the first version to include the SecuROM Removal Tool, which is intended to help users remove SecuROM after the software with which it was installed has been removed.[4] Most titles now also include a revoke tool to deactivate the license; revoking all licenses would restore the original activation limit.[5] As with Windows activation, a hardware change may appear as a change of computer, and force another activation of the software.[6] Reformatting the computer may not consume an activation, if the Product Activation servers successfully detect it as a re-installation on the same set of hardware.[7] The activation limit may be increased, on a case-by-case basis, if the user is shown to have reached this limit due to several hardware-triggered re-activations on the same PC." Source: Wikipedia

Also thank you for posting the link to Reclaim your Game, as it contains steps to remove SecuROM completely from your PC. Although there's nothing to be worried about, because these kind of DRM's have been there for years.

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3 weeks 1 day ago Best Free Digital Image Viewer marcdarkin

Thanks, mrin. I'm pretty sure I reviewed Pictus in late 2010 or early 2011 and it clearly didn't perform well enough for me if I didn't include it in my article. Unfortunately, I can't find my notes about it right now.

Anyway, I've seen a new release is out after a long time so I'll probably review it again.

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3 weeks 1 day ago My Favoured Youtube Downloader Of The Moment pvilan

Thanks MidnightCowboy.
I strongly agree with you. specially when you say: "When computer users choose to surf blindly they will end up with an infected or otherwise compromised machine"
If we surf with a candid attitude, as you say: "most of what we have published on the site would be eliminated".
Thanks again and regards.
Peter

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3 weeks 1 day ago This Best Selling PC Game is now Free (Offer until July 31) GizJohn178

On July 29 Reclaim Your Game reported that this download contains SecuROM, a very intrusive DRM scheme.

The article also shares instructions on how to remove SecuROM. Unintstalling the program does not remove SecuROM entirely. System Restore might be effective.

http://www.reclaimyourgame.com/content.php/387-Sims-2-Ultimate-Collectio...

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3 weeks 1 day ago Best Free Antivirus Software Chiron

I will be considering them for my next major revision.

Thanks.

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3 weeks 1 day ago My Favoured Youtube Downloader Of The Moment retiredWolf

I have often used FullRip.net for Youtube audio downloads from music videos. No software to download; no logins. Is fast and quality is excellent. They also have option for various formats of video.

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3 weeks 1 day ago Best Free BitTorrent Client snakyjake

This feature of qBittorrent interest me: "Tracker Exchange"
http://www.bittorrent.org/beps/bep_0028.html

However, the anti-leech system concerns me. I'm not sure if qBittorrent offers an intuitive method to inform me that my uploads/seeds are throttling my downloads.

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3 weeks 1 day ago Best Free Antivirus Software TiagoDM

Please consider Qihoo 360 internet security: http://www.360safe.com/internet-security.html

Very well reviews product in av-test.org.

Thanks for doing this.

Tiago

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3 weeks 1 day ago My Favoured Youtube Downloader Of The Moment zdub

Also have never had a problem with Freemake Video Downloader (or indeed with any of their other offerings). Works great with lots of download options. You just need to take care during the install not to allow the "extras" to install also.

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3 weeks 1 day ago My Favoured Youtube Downloader Of The Moment maynak00

I prefer savefrom.net (ssyoutube.com/watch?v=VIDEOID) and JDownloader. for dash stream demux and muxing use ffcoder (or ffmpeg) and mkvmerge (or any muxer).for unwanted ads use adblockplus(free)/ad muncher/adfender(free)/adguard etc. also I prefer offline installers.

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3 weeks 1 day ago Best Free Music Player and Organizer for Android mrin

I like your review criteria. Would like to hear your views on Fusion:
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.lava.music

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3 weeks 1 day ago Best Free Digital Image Viewer mrin

If you want speed, definitely check Pictus:
https://poppeman.se/pictus/

It fast, free, does simple editing and shows even PSD thumbnails in Windows explorer. Also name sorting is similar to Windows explorer, which can't be said for other fast viewers.

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3 weeks 1 day ago Best Free Undeletable File Remover HypoTrain

Wow, I tried FileAssassin and it worked, thanks for putting it up!

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3 weeks 2 days ago Site Suggestions and Feedback ichabod

At my account page, I should be able to find links to all comments and forum posts that I made. Is that feature here and I just haven't found it?

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3 weeks 2 days ago My Favoured Youtube Downloader Of The Moment MidnightCowboy

This is only an issue is Javascript is enabled and addblocking extensions are not being used, so it is a matter of general user education and not the fault of published content such as this. Under the same circumstances, "download" links to unwanted material will be presented by sites all over the internet.

We try our best to advise on this in general terms and have published information pages here.

http://www.techsupportalert.com/content/cnet-downloadcom-wrapped-install...
http://www.techsupportalert.com/content/what-else-have-you-just-download...
http://www.techsupportalert.com/content/controversial-advertising-progra...

When computer users however choose to surf blindly they will end up with an infected or otherwise compromised machine. This is inevitable and it is unfair to suggest we should withhold content from our readers because these links appear on the source pages. In fact if we did this, most of what we have published on the site would be eliminated. MC - Site Manager.

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3 weeks 2 days ago My Favoured Youtube Downloader Of The Moment sbruce45

As catester stated, an install is required. Why isn't this mentioned in the review of keepvid. I am not familiar with iLivid, but no way to I blindly accept an installer when one is led to believe you just download the file. They provide a regular method and a faster method. I assumed the faster method was with the install. Also no description of the difference between the methods. Why is keepvid recommended, and without any description of this install. I'm disappointed in this recommendation being on Gizmo's site.

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3 weeks 2 days ago My Favoured Youtube Downloader Of The Moment catester

Following that link and clicking on Download offered me a downloader from the scum at iLivid. I make a living cleaning up people's computers, and I know from bitter experience that iLivid will litter people's browsers with pop-ups, invite all its rude little friends in, and that it is impossible for most non-tech-savvy users to remove on their own.

I can't possibly recommend this, because most people who would use it would simply click on OK OK OK OK and end up with iLivid. Please rethink the recommendation, or at the very least warn people about this.

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3 weeks 2 days ago Make Acrobat Reader Open Where You Left Off HemalAdani

Worked for me. thanks.

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3 weeks 2 days ago My Favoured Youtube Downloader Of The Moment runbei

I'm sorta-kinda partial to ClipConverter, the add-on for Firefox. I like it 'cause it's so convenient - when I watch a video, the CC icons are right there under the frame. Click and it automatically copies the video's URL and opens the page where you can start choosing options. I find that direct download doesn't work for me (why? dunno.), but .avi downloads are flawless and excellent quality.

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

You are not the only one to receive this error. I received it as well. I have contacted their support and asked whether that email address is still in use, or if not which to use. I will let you know if they respond.

If I don't respond to this comment within a week please feel free to respond and ask me what I found. It's always possible I'll forget to respond if Emco doesn't send me an email.

Thanks.

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

Thank you. I have updated this information in the article. Let me know if you find any other issues.

Thanks again.

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

Thank you DanielRuf and qwerty12345, it seems that Norman may have changed their email address to support@norman.com.

I have added this to the article. Please let me know if you continue to have issues with submissions for Norman.

Thanks again.

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3 weeks 2 days ago This Best Selling PC Game is now Free (Offer until July 31) Spy

Thanks :)

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3 weeks 2 days ago How to Report Malware or False Positives to Multiple Antivirus Vendors qwerty12345

Mails to Emco were failing yesterday. Not sure if this is a temporary thing.

Undelivered Mail Returned to Sender

This is the mail system at host zim-mta-01.simnet.is.

I'm sorry to have to inform you that your message could not
be delivered to one or more recipients. It's attached below.

For further assistance, please send mail to postmaster.

If you do so, please include this problem report. You can
delete your own text from the attached returned message.

The mail system : host zim-mbox-05.simnet.is[194.105.232.108] said:
552 5.2.2 Over quota (in reply to end of DATA command)

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3 weeks 2 days ago How to Report Malware or False Positives to Multiple Antivirus Vendors qwerty12345

I do not believe Webroot is accepting submissions for virus samples via email. I received this email from them:

Hello,

Thank you for contacting Webroot Support.

All files being scanned by Webroot SecureAnywhere are broken down into hash
signatures and behavioral data. These data points are sent to the Webroot Intelligence Network to determine if the original file is good, bad, or undetermined. The file itself is not sent to Webroot, so no personal data is leaving your computer.

If you wish to submit a file to our Threat Research team for analysis, please visit
"http://snup.webrootcloudav.com/SkyStoreFileUploader/upload.aspx"Webroot File Submission and follow the instructions. Please note this is currently limited to 10mb per file

If you are concerned about the safety of a specific file on your computer, you
can right-click on a file to “Scan with Webroot.” This scan should typically complete within seconds.

However, if the scan results are inconclusive, you can submit a file to our
Threat Research team for further analysis. The Submit a File option only supports files or .zip folders up to 10MB. Please follow the steps below.

1. Open SecureAnywhere on your computer.
2. Click the gear icon next to “Utilities.”
3. Click the “Reports” tab, and then select “Submit a File.”
4. In the window that opens, click “Browse” to find the file you wish to submit.
5. Once the file is selected, click “Open.”
6. Select a reason for submission from the list provided.
7. Insert the CAPTCHA and click “Submit a File.”

Our Threat Research team will investigate the file submitted and update our determinations if
necessary.

Regards,
The Webroot Support Team

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3 weeks 2 days ago How to Report Malware or False Positives to Multiple Antivirus Vendors qwerty12345

Received the error yesterday for Norman:

Delivery has failed to these recipients or groups:

analysis@norman.no
The email address you specified couldn't be found or is invalid. It may be due to a bad entry in your Outlook or Outlook Web App recipient AutoComplete cache. Use the steps below to delete the entry from the cache:

Click New mail.
In the To field start typing the recipient's name or email address until the recipient appears in the drop-down list.
Use the DOWN ARROW and UP ARROW keys to select the recipient, and then press the DELETE key.
Then resend your message – delete and retype the recipient’s name or e-mail address before sending it.

For more tips on how to resolve this issue see DSN code 5.1.1 in Exchange Online.

Diagnostic information for administrators:

Generating server: DB4PR03MB507.eurprd03.prod.outlook.com
analysis@norman.no
Remote Server returned '550 5.1.1 RESOLVER.ADR.RecipNotFound; not found'

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3 weeks 2 days ago Wonderful Browser Addon Lets You Search Text Of All Visited Pages danielson

Not quite.

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3 weeks 2 days ago Four Ways to Make Windows XP Systems More Secure Acheron

I haven't had any problems with XP exploits forever, since I set my system up with a blank, write protected C drive - my system/boot drive is F. Presumably exploiters are lazy/focused on the mindless majority and don't bother using environment variables - just like any number of goofheads at supposedly more careful developers, such as Google, Microsoft and Adobe to name a few that make hardcoded assumptions about file locations. Oh, and I don't bother with MS security, just the freeware stuff, since it is quicker to confirm my "belts and braces" paranoia is misplaced.

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3 weeks 2 days ago Wonderful Browser Addon Lets You Search Text Of All Visited Pages anandcoral

Similar addon in FireFox is "ScrapBook". It is manual save and so do not need the delete option most are wanting in Chrome Eye.
You can delete a save site of "ScrapBook".

Well our need may vary.

Regards,

Anand

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3 weeks 2 days ago Best Free Digital Image Viewer Panzer

I wonder if they are working on 2000/XP version or they have decided to support only Vista/7/8 from now on ...

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3 weeks 2 days ago Live Salmon-Fishing Bear Cam! tamxir

Fabulous Rob. At last a legal and environmentally friendly way to use up the enormous caps ISP'S give us without getting a DMCA notice from Momma Bear.It will replace the carp (Deliberate miss spelling) the grand kids watch on TV. Keep up the great finds - from a fellow editor who is on sabbitical atm but coming back soon.

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3 weeks 2 days ago Other Browsers crombierob

Thank you for mentioning that Avant and Lunascape are based on IE
I have a friend in a small business that must use IE to display a web page based interface of a product they use (That product/program uses it's web page, instead of a normal program interface)
That page only works properly in IE
Now that IE is not safe, could Avant or Lunascape be used instead ?
Would both of those browsers be vulnerable to the current IE exploits ?

Rob

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3 weeks 3 days ago This Best Selling PC Game is now Free (Offer until July 31) Sgluber

Thank you very much, George! :-)

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3 weeks 3 days ago This Best Selling PC Game is now Free (Offer until July 31) Rick Grunwald

Thanks - the process has several steps, but there were no problems

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3 weeks 3 days ago This Best Selling PC Game is now Free (Offer until July 31) astral_cyborg

Thanks!

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3 weeks 3 days ago Best Free Programming Editor hlamer

Windows installer is already available. (And also installers for Debian, Ubuntu, Fedora, openSUSE)

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3 weeks 3 days ago Best Free Firewall Protection MidnightCowboy

It is still there but now in a separate location for some reason. I have amended our product links accordingly. Thanks for drawing this to our attention. MC - Site Manager.

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3 weeks 3 days ago Best Free Firewall Protection joy90976

AVS firewall is no longer on the AVS website. Mostly audio/video software.

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3 weeks 4 days ago Best Free Web Browser crombierob

I am trying your 360 browser.
I assume that Webkit means Chrome ?
It in nearly all respects looks to be Chrome based (even the irritating minimalistic approach that is spreading like a disease)
I decided to check it out in case it was the answer to the question I posted above (Safe IE based alternative)
I can only find one hint that IE mode is possible, in the Settings, where it says -
Browsing Engine - Pick the right engine for me

If I am correct, and hackers are now targeting IE, does that mean - that exploits they discover for IE, will also exploit 360 Secure Browser, when it is in IE mode ?

Thanks,
Rob

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3 weeks 4 days ago Best Free Web Browser crombierob

I have a question, which perhaps should be on everyone's lips (everyone using XP)
Which browser is so much based on IE, that web pages designed to only run on IE, will run on that browser ?
The reason that question should be on many lips is, the cessation of XP security updates, means hackers are targeting IE.
For users out there that need the ability to open web pages designed for IE, which browser will allow that SAFELY ?

Rob

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3 weeks 4 days ago Best Free Web Browser George.J

It runs on Webkit and IE engines, but the interface looks like that of Opera to me :D

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3 weeks 4 days ago My Favoured Youtube Downloader Of The Moment OhZone

I like the video download helper addon to firefox! ;)

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3 weeks 4 days ago Best Free Digital Image Viewer marcdarkin

My article has been updated to include Nomacs in the top list (kudos, Nomacs!!). Apart from that, product thumbnails are larger now and show their latest versions (some of them customized by my preferences).

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3 weeks 4 days ago Best Free Web Browser Zeaxan

Has anyone heard any good reviews for 360 Browser from the makers of 360safe antivirus? I know the antivirus is one of the best free available with great detection rates, but I'm curious about their web browser. Its suppose to be similar to IE only safer.

Link: http://www.360safe.com/browser.html

In case anyone wants to check it out. Thanks!

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3 weeks 4 days ago Wonderful Browser Addon Lets You Search Text Of All Visited Pages danielson

You almost make me want to set up Google Chrome!
But wait! No, i can't, Firefox is still the best (even with Australis).

Would give 5 stars if they had similar addon for Firefox.
The only "All Seeing Eye" addon i could find for Firefox was a Persona theme.

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3 weeks 4 days ago My Favoured Youtube Downloader Of The Moment tertuliano

I still stick to Freemake Video Coverter, recommended some time ago:
http://www.techsupportalert.com/content/finally-free-flexible-youtube-do...

For almost all I needed, it has worked flawlessly.

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3 weeks 4 days ago Livedrive Users, You Need To Read This. trainman261

Thanks for posting this here, it's very good to know.

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3 weeks 4 days ago AxCrypt. It's Good And Bad News. verlando

I've had my own experiences with OC and I think much depends on where you download it from. I've downloaded AxCrypt from sourceforge.net and not had a problem with it wanting to install other crap. I've used it for quite a while and like it very much and my scanners haven't picked up any issues with it (one of which is Malwarebytes as mentioned). That said, I suspect if a person downloaded it from cnet, through yahoo, etc - they'd probably pick up the crap mentioned by others here during the install.

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3 weeks 5 days ago Four Ways to Make Windows XP Systems More Secure AJNorth

It turns out that Microsoft are continuing to support a version of XP used in Enterprise (commercially), and there is a procedure by which consumer users of XP can continue to receive most, if not all, updates for nearly five more years: "How to get security updates for Windows XP until April 2019" - http://www.ghacks.net/2014/05/24/get-security-updates-windows-xp-april-2... (there is always the chance that MS may shut this option down, but to date they have not).

In addition, with respect to EMET, in a few cases I have encountered (usually, but not exclusively, with XP), the default (recommended) settings prevent Internet Explorer from loading properly (which, even if one does not use IE as their default browser, is still required to run Windows Updates manually). Should this be experienced, the solution is to open EMET (Start --> All Programs --> Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit --> EMET GUI), click on Apps in the Configuration box at the top, then deselect (un-check) the box under SimExecFlow for iexplore.exe, click OK, then close EMET. If IE still does not load, restart Windows.

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3 weeks 5 days ago Four Ways to Make Windows XP Systems More Secure MidnightCowboy

Elementary OS is now at the top of my recommended list, above Zorin, for Windows migrants. Needs a little bit of tweaking but as simple as following this guide:

http://www.elementarynow.com/what-is-elementary-3/customize/

Also, disable Plank and replace with AWN to gain applets and 3D dancing icons if this is what does it for you. :)

http://www.neowin.net/forum/topic/1180735-guide-to-make-elementary-os-lo...

MC - Site Manager.

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3 weeks 5 days ago Four Ways to Make Windows XP Systems More Secure vandamme

5. Unplug from the internet. Use XP for the rest of your or your PC's lives, whichever comes first. Good alternative for stand-alone machines; let's face it, you're not getting any more updates.

6. Run XP in a virtual machine with a safe OS such as Linux as host. Bonus: start using more and more cross-platform apps, and soon you will not need XP. If you install Zorin, Mint, LinuxLite, or ElementaryOS, you will soon wonder why you loved XP so much.

7. Use another PC to log into the XP machine over a secure net, using a remote desktop app like Remmina or Teamviewer.

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3 weeks 5 days ago How to Report Malware or False Positives to Multiple Antivirus Vendors DanielRuf

When I tried it the last time (22nd of July) I still had these 3 problems.

It can not be caused by me.

email address couldn't be found or is invalid: email address does not exist on the server of the receiver, this is an Exchange error. I do not use any Outlook, I use a completely different email client and I send all mails with SMTP. No Exchange server between me and any receiver if the receiver does not use one.

Over quota: postbox of receiver is full (errorcode 522 5.2.2 http://www.inmotionhosting.com/support/email/bounceback-errors/email-err... / 552 5.2.2 Over quota (in reply to end of DATA command) )

550 error: http://dkim.org/specs/draft-allman-dkim-base-01.html problem with PGP key (my email was not signed at all, so this was very weird)

My email headers just have at least a x-enigmail-version field with the Enigmail version, but are not signed. This just tells the receiver which Enigmail version I use, if the email is signed or encrypted but it was not.

All other email providers and receivers ignored the field and did not misinterpret, that the email is not signed (even if it is) and accepted the email without any problems. So their MTA has a bug or does/did something wrong.

And if it would be signed, it would work because my key is valid.

Which failures exactly did you get?

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3 weeks 5 days ago Best Free CD Recovery Utility bobthomson

CD Recovery Toolbox is now compatible with Windows 7 and 8.

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