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2 hours 30 min 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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2 hours 55 min 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 hours 52 min 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 hours 58 min 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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4 hours 53 min 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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5 hours 2 min 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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5 hours 3 min 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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5 hours 4 min 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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5 hours 21 min 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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5 hours 46 min 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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5 hours 56 min 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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8 hours 14 min 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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8 hours 56 min 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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8 hours 58 min ago Windows Web Browser Performance Remah

I really wanted the main focus of the article to be on the relationship between performance and resource usage so I didn't want to publish details about benchmarks and specs. If I do that will go into a more detailed article later on.

To make that clearer I've removed the tables. I've also emphasized the note "You need to be aware that my results are specific to the computer they were tested on. ..." and repeated it in the introduction.

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9 hours 27 min ago Best Free Software for Linux Panzer

Angry IP Scanner (or simply ipscan) is an open-source and cross-platform network scanner designed to be fast and simple to use:
http://angryip.org/

Snorby is a ruby on rails web application for network security monitoring that interfaces with current popular intrusion detection systems (Snort, Suricata and Sagan):
https://snorby.org/
https://github.com/snorby/snorby

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10 hours 38 min ago Best Free PC Games Panzer

Digital Combat Simulator World (DCS World) is a free-to-play digital battlefield game, focusing on a military aircraft simulation:
http://store.steampowered.com/app/223750/

If you don't have a Steam account, you can get the game here:
https://www.digitalcombatsimulator.com/en/world/

The Expendabros:
http://store.steampowered.com/app/312990/

Fistful of Frags - Multiplayer based, first person enabled, action packed and skill demanding shooter set in the Wild West times. A unique combination of non stop action and slow but powerful weaponry:
http://store.steampowered.com/app/265630/

If you don't have a Steam account, you can get the game here:
http://www.fistful-of-frags.com/

Loadout is a multi-player shooter that’s all about the guns (still in beta):
http://store.steampowered.com/app/238590/

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15 hours 51 min ago Windows Web Browser Performance George.J

Thanks for the comparison Remah. Could you please tell the system configuration that you are testing these browsers with. Also I believe the results may vary widely when you're having a low-end system.

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1 day 16 min ago Website of the Week: FACTSlides Fun Random Facts rhiannon

@Frank D
Thanks for the update, I'm sure others can use the tip. :)

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1 day 55 min ago The Simplest Way To Preview All Your Installed Fonts Laylaj

Love this font program...quick easy to use, and takes almost no power away from my other programs.

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1 day 4 hours ago Best Free PC Games George.J

I've kept tab on this game. I didn't know it's got a Steam release. A well made game.

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1 day 9 hours ago Best Free PC Games Panzer

Heroine's Quest: The Herald of Ragnarok is an adventure/RPG hybrid:
http://www.crystalshard.net/hq.htm
http://store.steampowered.com/app/283880

If you don't have a Steam account, you can get the game here:
http://www.indiedb.com/games/heroines-quest/downloads

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1 day 10 hours ago Best Free Antivirus Software MidnightCowboy

Indeed. The trolls enjoy their work however and must be really pleased with the result. Some might even suggest that one or more of the established names in the industry might have been involved. It's well known that some vendors employ legions of fanboys and trolls to post good and bad "reviews" online about competing products.

Thanks for spotting my typo above which is now corrected. :) MC - Site Manager.

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1 day 10 hours ago Best Free Antivirus Software George.J

I guess you meant 'planet'.

I'm surprised that the developer is an 18 year old kid, and was 13 when he first coded Tiranium. Those insults must have hit hard on him. But he did some great work at such a young age.

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1 day 12 hours ago Best Free Antivirus Software MidnightCowboy

One great comment.

"I saw how everything depends on money. The computer security is no longer about security but about money".

You could pretty much extend the first part to everything on the planet. MC - Site Manager.

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1 day 13 hours ago Best Free Antivirus Software George.J

An emotional Paste from DubSeven the developer, and the reactions

Tiranium will be closed in a month.

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1 day 15 hours ago See How Your PC Uses The Internet In Incredible Detail George.J

Confirmed as false positive by BitDefender...

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1 day 16 hours ago Try This Alternative File Manager And Explorer For Windows. It's Free. bernardz

I have used XYPlorer for years, but I decided to take a look at Better Explorer. It's no where near the class of XYPlorer. While running it, I also got an error making me think it is not properly debugged yet although that may be unfair.

As far as the look and feel are concerned, if you download a copy of the latest version XYPlorer, you will see they have updated their look.

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1 day 17 hours ago See How Your PC Uses The Internet In Incredible Detail ChronicChaos

VirusTotal gives all clear and clean for....
* GlassWireSetup.exe
* uninstall.exe
* GlassWire.exe

Also get an all clear from my personal virus scanner, McAfee Total.
GlassWire runs very smooth on my 64-bit Windows 8.1 system.
Thank you for this toolbox addition, Rob.

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1 day 17 hours ago Best Free Registry Cleaner Remah

Most of the "experts" have never bothered to test the benefits of registry cleaning. "Do registry cleaners give me any performance advantage???" Yes, but it's likely to be very small and there are better ways to improve the performance of your system.

See Do we really need Windows registry cleaners?

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1 day 17 hours ago Best Free Registry Cleaner jorgeem1717

I do use Wise Registry Cleaner and have been for over a year. It's a very controversial topic if registry cleaners really provide any performance boost or do they simply remove registry errors. Do registry cleaners give me any performance advantage??? The answer is NO... you read correctly, NO. Unless you got infected with a virus and it wasn't cleaned-up correctly or a program wasn't uninstalled correctly where the registry cleaner can be useful there isn't any benefit in cleaning the registry. I would have to say that, unless you where infected and PC wasn't cleaned out correctly or an uninstall program failure, there really isn't a need to use a registry cleaner. To clean out the registry will give you a smaller registry but that, in itself, doesn't give you any performance advantage. The registry is just data-base so no need to remove anything. The only time corrections need to be made is when external programs force ill-advised changes. If you want to read a review on this subject in detail go to http://pcsupport.about.com/od/registry-cleaner/a/registry-cleaner-faq.htm and get a glimpse at what Tim Fisher from "About.com PC Support" has to say. You can also read what Microsoft has to say about cleaning your registry and if they provide a cleaning tool, just go HERE >>> http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_xp-networking/d... and see the article. I personally have used registry cleaners when I need to remove failed uninstalls or have been infected and had a "not so clean" virus removal but that's about it. When I have had to use a cleaner I use either CCleaner or Wise Registry Cleaner which have been proven to be very safe. One other thing, ALWAYS BACK-UP YOUR FILES... you never know would could happen even if you think you know what you are doing. Accidents do happen so always back-up.....

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1 day 19 hours ago Try This Alternative File Manager And Explorer For Windows. It's Free. pvilan

Thanks Rob!
Excellent Windows Explorer alternative. I will use portable version.
Thanks too for your warnings about Clover and Better Explorer.

Peter

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2 days 3 hours ago See How Your PC Uses The Internet In Incredible Detail Bluesmanuk

Bitdefender flagged up the uninstall.exe as Gen.Trojan.Heur2.FU.amX@aG1D6Ng

Seems to be a false positive but it was successfully disinfected.

Confirmation here by the looks of things.

https://forum.glasswire.com/t/glasswire-uninstall-exe-virus-trojan/392/14

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2 days 3 hours ago Best Free Firewall Protection boristhemoggy

As I said I tried Windows 7 firewall control, then I took that off and tried Tinywall, which blocked my internet and I was not able to find out how to allow access.
So I've deleted them both and guess what? One of my browsers is unable to connect. I disabled windows firewall, still can't connect. So I set up a rule in Windows firewall allowing that program through. Still unable to connect.
I am at the limit of my technical know how so if I can't work out how to allow this program access I'll be forced to take 3 days to completely reinstall my machine.
I'd advise anyone with little knowledge to steer well clear of Windows 7 firewall control and Tinywall.

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2 days 4 hours ago See How Your PC Uses The Internet In Incredible Detail George.J

It's stable for me. No crashes yet :)

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2 days 5 hours ago See How Your PC Uses The Internet In Incredible Detail Sid in Extremis

This looks interesting but, Version 1.0.25 beta

Probably not for everyone, yet.

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2 days 5 hours ago A New Release Of My Favourite FTP-Enabled Editor zdub

Sorry, my other comment was not added as a reply. But please let me know what you scanned that flagged RJ as problematic & I'll notify the author.

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2 days 8 hours ago A New Release Of My Favourite FTP-Enabled Editor rob.schifreen

Unfortunately, RJ TextEd triggers the VirusTotal scanners so I am not able to recommend it.

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2 days 8 hours ago Try This Alternative File Manager And Explorer For Windows. It's Free. rob.schifreen

A lot of us like the old-school design.

I note that the author of Clover, on his web site, says that he will not be making the program open-source because the code is "hastily written" and has "a lot of problems". For this reason, I would not recommend it.

As for Better Explorer, my antivirus program blocks its website because of suspected malware. Again, I therefore don't recommend using it.

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2 days 10 hours ago Try This Alternative File Manager And Explorer For Windows. It's Free. Crapton

XYPlorer has been out there for years and is hardly new, in fact it is old school interface design.

On Windows 8.1 use Clover and for Windows 7 try BetterExplorer for more up to date file managers.

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2 days 12 hours ago Best Free BitTorrent Client Realist

I tried to use Tixati 64 bit version on my Win7 (64) but it won't even add a torrent file.just hanged.

I tried Halite. It's small but not smallest. It's RAM uses are more than that of 'utorrent'. I also displayed a small window saying it will shutdown 'in a while'. Didn't shutdown in 10 min. so I had to 'End Process' it.

I have yet to try qBittorrent but I don't think it will be any better than 'utorrent'.
I am using an older version of uTorrent and happy with it. I don't think I need to switch to any other client.

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2 days 18 hours ago Website of the Week: FACTSlides Fun Random Facts Frank D

OK, after a bit of exploring, I found that in Firefox I had to turn off AdBlock on the page to see the Source link, and I had to set the animation timer (in the upper right-hand corner) to 3 seconds before any animation would take place.

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2 days 18 hours ago The Best Free Screenshot Tool I Have Used budchekov

+1 It's a little gem.

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2 days 19 hours ago How to Bring Back the Windows Experience Index to Windows 8.1 beergas

Handy, easy. Thanks, will be useful for future upgrades. Assume Win 9 will work same way.

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2 days 21 hours ago Website of the Week: FACTSlides Fun Random Facts rhiannon

I didn't have any trouble with Firefox using Ghostery, but there have been times its blocked something I wanted to see.
AdBlock will do the same thing though I haven't used it for a while. :)
There may be others but those are the two I know of.

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2 days 22 hours ago Reclaim Some Of The Disk Space Which Windows Stole rob.schifreen

A perfectly valid question. Let me give you one possible answer.

At the place where I work, we run enterprise-level virtualized fault-tolerant servers. The hard disks are top-quality and very fast. Everything in the datacentre is mirrored, and also synced to another backup datacentre down the road. And the virtualization software steals 20% of everything for its own use. Which means that, although I can buy a terabyte of usable disk space for my home PC for around $100, our stuff at work is more like $5000.

If I can save 3 GB of space on each of my 14 servers with 10 minutes of effort, that's a real saving. Add in the 400+ other servers that we have, and it becomes even more so.

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2 days 22 hours ago Website of the Week: FACTSlides Fun Random Facts eikelein

@rhiannon
I am such a klutz. I apologize.
Turned Adblock Plus off and voila, there were the source links.
And THEN came the surprise: Ghostery blocks redirections to some site in Japan - and for good reasons imho at least.

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3 days 35 min ago Website of the Week: FACTSlides Fun Random Facts Frank D

Thank you. I'll try again. :-)

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3 days 53 min ago Website of the Week: FACTSlides Fun Random Facts MidnightCowboy

Some browser extensions and/or security program settings can interfere with the operation of this site. MC - Site Manager.

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3 days 1 hour ago Website of the Week: FACTSlides Fun Random Facts rhiannon

I had no trouble with the four browsers I used to check the site so I'm not sure what's up with that. As for lists of facts, if you scroll down the main page a bit there are 75+ categories you can choose from. There isn't a way to search within the categories as far as I can tell.

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3 days 2 hours ago Website of the Week: FACTSlides Fun Random Facts Rick Grunwald

There is a "source" button on the lower left - of course you then have to check that source :))

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3 days 3 hours ago Website of the Week: FACTSlides Fun Random Facts Frank D

1. Using Firefox the page was so badly formatted I couldn't read it.
2. Using Internet Explorer, there was no animation.
3. The facts were in random order and most were not of interest to me. It would have been better, IMO, to present them as a list of links, and I could choose the ones I wanted to know. Otherwise, it's a grab-bag.

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3 days 4 hours ago Best Free Onscreen Keyboard for Accessibility Steven Avery

Hi,

Also when you are short of USBs.
e.g. A laptop with 3, one is busted, the 4-in-1 units don't work.

You need to use the 2nd USB for a backup unit, or anything.

Replace the keyboard with onscreen, and you can function pretty much normally.

Steven

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3 days 5 hours ago Website of the Week: FACTSlides Fun Random Facts eikelein

Very nice find, thank you.

I have a problem though: "Best of all, all facts are sourced, with the link at the bottom left of each page" does not show on my system. (Win7, FF32.0.1).
But it's informative to amusing anyway.
Thanks again

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3 days 7 hours ago Website of the Week: FACTSlides Fun Random Facts Sid in Extremis

Nice site, well worth checking the accuracy of the facts though.

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3 days 14 hours ago Best Free Firewall Protection boristhemoggy

Windows 7 Firewall Control portable version needs some user account control permissions set before it can autorun at startup and work properly once started.
I don't pretend to even begin to understand the things you have to do to elevate it's permissions, and I've spent 2 hours trying.
So this is just a heads up, if like me you're not familiar with advanced techniques of permissions and user account control in Windows 7, give this programme a miss, it IS rocket science :)

All I want is something like this which allows me to allow/disallow anything from contacting/accessing through the internet, without having to go on some in depth learning curve about advanced windows scripting.
If anyone has any suggestions I'd be happy to listen.

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3 days 19 hours ago Optimizing µTorrent (or BitTorrent) For Speed coolspyguy

Error: I could not see your service on "ip adress" on port (53528)
Reason: Connection timed out
how to fix? but other than that everything else seems to be running fine. utorrent is downloading although the highest seems to be 270 kb/s while i usually reach speeds of 350-400kb/s

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3 days 22 hours ago How to Protect Your Online Privacy Quick Brown Fox

The Peerblock product may be blocking obsolete or redundant IP addresses, in which case the product itself is of limited value.

I checked the source of its IP blocks from http://ipblocklist.com/ and attempted to access at least three dozen of the listed IP addresses. In almost every case, a message was returned: "The connection to [xx.xx.xx.xx] was interrupted" followed by a stock list of suggestions.

Try it yourself and see if you don't get the same result.

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3 days 23 hours ago Best Free Tune-up Program For Computer spaarks

Yes indeed, I should have heeded the warning - and will probably do so in future!
Even so I have used the CCleaner registry cleaner for years and never had a single problem.

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4 days 1 hour ago A New Release Of My Favourite FTP-Enabled Editor MidnightCowboy

We indicate the bundled installer plainly in the article text. MC - Site Manager.

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4 days 2 hours ago A New Release Of My Favourite FTP-Enabled Editor ExFiler

During the install using the RAR file, this app tried to install Conduit.

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4 days 5 hours ago Best Free Download Manager Realist

I like EagleGet. better than DownloadNinja

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4 days 5 hours ago Best Free Download Manager George.J

Since the category 'Programs' has .exe defined inside that category, and you are trying to create a new category with the same file extension, it wouldn't work.

You will have to delete the extension, '.exe' defined in Programs, so that only the new category 'Softwares' has that extension defined.

Download Ninja is using graphical download indicators while downloading, which could be the reason of higher memory usage.

EagleGet is good, but the 2.x series is still not stable, even though they've mentioned it stable. It still has a lot of bugs to be corrected, because of the numerous features they've implemented in the new version.

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4 days 5 hours ago Best Free Download Manager Realist

I am comparing DN to others. I have 4GB RAM which is more than enough.

I created a category Software and mentioned .exe files to download in a specified location.
Instead DN downloaded the file (CCleaner latest download) in 'Programs' category which is default.

I have tried EagleGet. It's much better. Low RAM uses, small setup size and ...pleasing to eyes.

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4 days 16 hours ago Best Free Download Manager George.J

Yes, Download Ninja is a little heavy on the system. But if you are having enough RAM on your system then it shouldn't be a problem. The download size varies according to different software's.

Did you check whether the extensions you defined in the new category weren't the same as the one defined in the Programs category? What's the new category you created, and what extensions did you define in it?

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5 days 1 hour ago Best Free Download Manager Naveen D

Thanks for testing it.There seems to be a problem in the resume algorithm too.

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5 days 2 hours ago Best Free Download Manager George.J

The test results didn't come great. This seems to be a release that's been rushed. There are still bugs to be resolved and the download speed is not that great. We'll wait :(

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5 days 2 hours ago Best Free Antivirus Software MidnightCowboy

I honestly wouldn't bother. After a bit more research I came up with these: MC - Site Manager.

http://securitywatch.pcmag.com/security-software/327316-do-you-trust-you...
http://www.wilderssecurity.com/threads/do-you-trust-your-antivirus.368257/
http://www.wilderssecurity.com/threads/tiranium-antivirus-tiranium-antiv...

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5 days 2 hours ago The Best Free Screenshot Tool I Have Used Jaex

ShareX have too much settings because I wanted to give most customizability as possible to users. Because there is so many screen capture apps but none of them allow to use it how users want it to be. But having that much settings not big deal for many people because already default settings + changing "After capture tasks" enough for majority of people.

Jaex (ShareX developer)

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5 days 2 hours ago The Best Free Screenshot Tool I Have Used Jaex

I forget to tell there is one more method which involving using "Watch folder" feature + browser extension for be able to capture web pages. How it gonna work is browser extension can capture full page and save it as image file and ShareX can watch that folder where this extension saving its images and automatically upload it. That way capturing long web pages is possible.

Another workaround: https://github.com/ShareX/ShareX/wiki/Capture-webpage-using-Firefox

Jaex (ShareX developer)

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5 days 2 hours ago The Best Free Screenshot Tool I Have Used Jaex

You mean Metro app? Then it works: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/14076298/ShareX/2014/09/SnZ5B7H7xb.png

Jaex (ShareX developer)

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5 days 2 hours ago The Best Free Screenshot Tool I Have Used Jaex

Mainly default settings enough for majority of users, who want to just share screenshots using Imgur. So you can just press Ctrl + Printscreen and URL will be in your clipboard. And mainly you just need to change "After capture tasks" for be able to annotate image or disable uploading etc. I can't write full manual because my english not good enough. But if I'm online then you can quickly get support to any questions you have in IRC or you can use website contact form and mainly I answer them instantly if I'm online and available. I don't know what is ESP.

Jaex (ShareX developer)

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5 days 3 hours ago Best Free Antivirus Software Chiron

As MidnightCowboy said, at this time it is not a good fit for this article. However, I will keep an eye on it and see if it continues to improve, including testing by independent testing agencies.

Thanks.

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5 days 3 hours ago The Best Free Screenshot Tool I Have Used rtm332

Thank you, Jaex for developing such wonderful app. I've tried out screen recording and it works just perfect to replace the scrolling capture. Good job!

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5 days 3 hours ago Best Free Download Manager Realist

I am never ever going to use Download Ninja.
First it's size was double that of FDM. 15 MB compared to 7 MB
Second it's a resource eating monster. It consumes 52 MB RAM while idle and 84 MB! while downloading.
I tried to create a new category but it saved the file in 'Programs' category on it's on.
Lousy software.

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5 days 4 hours ago A New Release Of My Favourite FTP-Enabled Editor atomMan

PSPad has a major shortcoming in that it does not have a true column edit mode - this is a limitation of the edit control that is used

although i like PSPad for it simplicity and UI layout, it has not been the most stable editor in my experience, nor has RJ TextEd

for me, i'll stick with Notepad++ which uses the very capable and stable Scintilla edit control

also, most any capable code editor has an FTP client, whether it be native or through an extension

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5 days 5 hours ago A New Release Of My Favourite FTP-Enabled Editor zdub

RJ TextEd has integrated FTP as well. I moved to this editor years ago when it surpassed PSPad in terms of features (tho' I don't know how it compares today.) Powerful, customizable, frequent updates for bug fixes (few, if any, these days) & enhancements, no bundling of unwanted junk.

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5 days 5 hours ago Reclaim Some Of The Disk Space Which Windows Stole sharphawk

Not quite so!! Many, including me, use SSD for C drive to keep windows fast enough and SSD are expensive still while Windows is greedy in DISK space on C drive...

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5 days 5 hours ago Do we really need Windows registry cleaners? Joe.G

Very informative article. Thanks

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5 days 6 hours ago The Best Free Screenshot Tool I Have Used George.J

This has become common for any screenshot app these days, and ShareX does this well too :D

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5 days 6 hours ago The Best Free Screenshot Tool I Have Used George.J

Thanks for your involvement in the article Jaex. I think the screenrecording feature in ShareX is useful enough for capturing scrolling screens.

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5 days 7 hours ago The Best Free Screenshot Tool I Have Used Jaex

Sorry, I can't manage to add scrolling capture to ShareX. Because even if I add it, it would be unstable like majority of scroll capture apps. I use screen recording for such things because FFmpeg compressing it very good anyway.

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5 days 10 hours ago Best Free Antivirus Software MidnightCowboy

Tiranium is an interesting project but is just a one man show with a small team of "helpers". We won't be featuring this here (or anything else like it) unless it develops a lot further and begins participating in recognized independent tests. MC - Site Manager.

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5 days 11 hours ago How to Fix a Malware Infected Computer Remah

A major issue like this is best dealt with in our support forum.

It looks like your Windows install is corrupted. Two main causes of this are disk and memory problems both of which are easier to confirm than malware. Either would explain why a re-install hasn't rectified the problem. So can you confirm what you did:
- Did you do a reinstall or refresh of your Windows 8 system?
- Did you do any reformatting of the disk drive before reinstalling Windows?

See Best Free Memory Testing Utility and Best Free Hard Drive Health Monitoring and Diagnostic Programs for diagnostic tools.

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5 days 11 hours ago Best Free Antivirus Software George.J

Take a look at Tiranium Internet Security. A splendid antivirus with firewall. Seems to be getting rave reviews..

Certain community video review tests
Review 1
Comparitive review 2
Review 3

If you aren't interested there's also a Cloud Scanner that you can work with your current antivirus and a KeyLogger provided by the developers

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5 days 13 hours ago The Best Free Screenshot Tool I Have Used astral_cyborg

I prefer it more that PicPick. Keeping PicPick for auto-scrolling feature though.
Thanks for the info!

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5 days 14 hours ago How to Fix a Malware Infected Computer Chiron

Please follow the advice I provide here and see if it does confirm that your computer is infected:
http://www.techsupportalert.com/content/how-know-if-your-computer-infect...

If it is not infected, and the advice in this article was not able to solve the BSOD issues, then I would advise creating a new topic in the Malwaretips forum I link to in this article, or in another forum. This sort of issue is best solved in a forum. The comment section is not a very good place to provide assistance of this sort.

Thanks.

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5 days 14 hours ago How to Fix a Malware Infected Computer patty1wahm

Thank you for all these well detailed steps. They were easy to follow. Unfortunately I am still getting multiple BSOD per day and this is after re-installing windows 8 on my computer.
I contacted Microsoft tech support and the last person said I had some kind malware or virus on my computer and they could quickly remove it for 99$. Funny thing is, when I first re-installed windows 8 on my computer I did not get any BSOD. Until I started downloading all the updates for windows 8.
I am beyond frustrated because I've lost over a week of work at home time on this issue.

Some of the BSOD errors that have been happening since re-installing windows and all its updates:
SYSTEM_SERVICE_EXCEPTION (MULTIPLE TIMES)
KERNAL_SECURITY_(DIDN'T SEE THE REST)
KMODE_EXECEPTION_NOT_HANDLED
ATTEMPTED_EXECUTE_OF_NOEXECUTE_MEMORY
SYSTEM_THREAD_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED
KERNAL_DATA_ _ERROR 0X00021A
ADBUPDATE.EXE
SYSTEM_PTE_MISUSE
IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL

Long story short, does anyone have any knowledge of this so called virus or malware? CAn anyone point me in a direction to stop these BSOD issues?

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5 days 19 hours ago The Best Free Screenshot Tool I Have Used br1anstorm

I reckon FastStone Capture is hard to beat. Earlier versions, but not the most recent, are free. It is lightweight, versatile and user-friendly, and there is a portable version. No adware or other unwelcome extras.

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5 days 20 hours ago The Best Free Screenshot Tool I Have Used Halvit

I like MWSnap. It is a very small program and allows you to draw a rectangle around whatever you want to screen print. It was made for Win XP but it works fine for me in Win 7. It is Free at:
http://www.mirekw.com/

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5 days 21 hours ago The Best Free Screenshot Tool I Have Used audit2

As usual there is very little info on how to use this "PROGRAM". I guess everyone has to be a nerd to
or use ESP!

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5 days 22 hours ago Do we really need Windows registry cleaners? Remah

Brian
I removed the link because SuperAntiSpyware, which you use, has it listed as malware:
DELETER0.8.EXE Trojan.Agent/Gen-Chifrax.

Although the download link you recommended has a different MD5 hash I'd rather be safe than sorry. This site prefers not to have software recommended if it has not been "widely distributed" as that means it has avoided many checks to confirm its efficacy and safety on our systems.

Remah - Editor

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5 days 23 hours ago Do we really need Windows registry cleaners? Remah

Thanks for the info. I am interested in your experience and that you've had no problems. We normally only hear about problems.

I don't know of anyone who does what you have done because running so many cleaners is quite extreme. That will always be an issue for our moderators who want to ensure the safety of users who may read this - as readers can see, they check every link and download. More so, when some of the software you recommend would not be recommended at this site because of issues that we have had with these products in the past.

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5 days 23 hours ago The Best Free Screenshot Tool I Have Used oblivion

I like ScreenShotCaptor better -- maybe just because I've been using it for a few years, now, but it does most or all of this stuff, comes in a portable flavour too, and has terrific support from the nice guys at DonationCoder.

http://www.donationcoder.com/Software/Mouser/screenshotcaptor/index.html

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6 days 12 min ago The Best Free Screenshot Tool I Have Used Tomnov

does this or any other free screenshot tools work in the native Windows 8 full screen "app" environment?

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6 days 30 min ago The Best Free Screenshot Tool I Have Used beergas

Thanks looks quite useful. Saving the comments ones too.

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6 days 4 hours ago The Best Free Screenshot Tool I Have Used rtm332

Can it capture scrolling screen which PicPic can do? I did not find it. thanks.

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6 days 4 hours ago The Best Free Screenshot Tool I Have Used SwanKnight

I agree, ever since I started using "Greenshot" I never looked back.

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6 days 5 hours ago How to Clean An Infected Computer Chiron

I agree with you. In the last section of this article I link to my article about How to Stay Safe While Online. In the first section of that article I do suggest making images of your hard-drive. In fact, I even suggest Macrium Reflect Free.

For others reading this comment, the article about the Best Free Drive Cloning Software can be found here:
https://www.techsupportalert.com/best-free-drive-imaging-program.htm

Thank you.

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6 days 9 hours ago Best Free Software for Linux Panzer

Xiki - a shell console with GUI features:
http://xiki.org/
https://github.com/trogdoro/xiki

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6 days 10 hours ago Do we really need Windows registry cleaners? bnjohanson

I totally misspoke and I apologize:

I did not mean to recommend Jet Clean and instead meant, "DiskMax" that can be acquired free of unwanted components at, " www.koshyjohn.com " and System Ninja can indeed be acquired FREE of unwanted components** via direct at, " http://singularlabs.com/software/system-ninja/ ".

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This only applies to the portable version. The install version at that link is still ad-supported with bundled components. See also our information page about OpenCandy.

VirusTotal analysis of DiskMax.exe

Open Candy: Controversial Advertising Program Now Being Embedded in More Software

MC - Site Manager
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~ B

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