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26 weeks 3 days ago Make Your Laptop Easier to Use with Windows Mobility Center sicknero

Interesting ... I never use Mobility Centre even on my laptop but just out of curiosity I had a look on my desktop PC (W7 Ultimate x86) and it is absent from my own Control Panel.

Thanks for the article though : ) It prompted me to see if there's a way to disable Mobility Centre on my laptop, which there is via the Group Policy manager.

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26 weeks 3 days ago Make Your Laptop Easier to Use with Windows Mobility Center musicmugger

I would like to update your reference regarding mobility center not being available on desktops.
I have three desktop computers and all have the center in the control panel.
The versions of 7 are from different eras, and one is a retail version.
However, they are all Ultimate, perhaps the higher range of the OS does make it available.
I'm not finding fault with your statement, just thought it worth a mention for those not technically minded enough, and so worry about diving into the registry, and to let them know; look in the control panel first. Select large or small icons from the drop down menu showing category, to expose the whole control panel if you cannot see mobility listed in Hardware and Sound. It is only listed in one of the three OS I have under category.

I don't doubt most of the members here do not need this advice, but there may be one or two who have yet to explore the innards of MS.

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26 weeks 3 days ago Best Free Email Software zdravko

Ok, is there anything that can handle all the correspondence with one person, incoming and outgoing, under the same folder?
I have Evolution. It has filters for incoming mail, but outgoing ignores it. Why?

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26 weeks 3 days ago How to get a free legal copy of a Windows 7 installation disk MidnightCowboy

We cannot provide support here in the comments sections. Please post details about your issue here in our forum. MC - Site Manager.

http://www.techsupportalert.com/freeware-forum/general-computer-support/

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26 weeks 3 days ago How to get a free legal copy of a Windows 7 installation disk osaze88

i used a norton antivirus to scan my hp laptop, after which i reboot it. it boot up to where my password is required and after inputing my password its showing blank.pls help me i use windows 7 operating system

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26 weeks 3 days ago How to Know If Your Computer Is Infected Chiron

Under KillSwitch there should be the option to "Hide Safe Processes". When you say this is unclickable do you mean that you can see the option, but that it is grayed out? If so, does Comodo Autoruns work correctly for you?

Thank you.

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26 weeks 3 days ago LogMeIn No Longer Offering A Free Service [Updated] David Roper

I'm sorry. I thought I was not going to be able to get LoMein anymore at my favorite Chinese Restaurant and I was worried. Whew! I am glad I reRead the article again.

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26 weeks 3 days ago Make Your Laptop Easier to Use with Windows Mobility Center BearPup

Very useful. Thank you.

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26 weeks 3 days ago An Online Office Suite That's A Real Alternative To Microsoft Or Google David Roper

Same as Bywater, I AM a FB user but I want no part of marrying it to whatever I am doing about downloading software. Please lemme know when it's available as a DL the old fashioned way... at 110/150/300 baud.

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26 weeks 3 days ago How to Repair Corrupt or Damaged Windows System Files with System File Checker BryantLisa

Various Windows recovery tools are available into international market to make Windows’ hard drive accessible without losing single property. Hard Drive Data Recovery software is amongst distinct Windows data recovery software applications for instant and accurate recovery of damaged, corrupt, and inaccessible hard drive files. Quick action to revive damaged Windows files makes this tool different from other software applications designed to recover hard drive data. Will suggest you to visit Recover data Tools and download Recover Data For Windows visit : http://www.recoverdatatools.com/Windows-Data-Recovery-Software.html

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26 weeks 3 days ago 50 GB Of Free Online Storage goutham

realy very good

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26 weeks 3 days ago Best Free Remote Access Software Anupam

Why don't TeamViewer and CrossLoop work for you?

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26 weeks 4 days ago Best Free Game Sites rodrigo22

I use this site - http://frivjuegos7.com. Here have a lot a games.

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26 weeks 4 days ago Best Free Firewall Protection freestuffrocks

Some people seem to have had a few problems uninstalling Privatefirewall - how about you? Also, do you know if there's a removal tool that works with Vista?

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26 weeks 4 days ago Best Free Music Player and Organizer Panzer

"... BZR Player is a sound player for Windows with the primary goal being able to play a lot of different file formats, currently over 480 different ones ...":
http://www.softpedia.com/get/Multimedia/Audio/Audio-Players/BZR-Player.s...

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26 weeks 4 days ago How to Know If Your Computer Is Infected nakulsaxena

Hey Chiron,

The articles are very well written and provided me with a lot of help, i am trying to get rid of malware. Thanks for you help.

One question though - while running the CCE or Kill switch you have said to "Without waiting for the analysis to complete you can go to “View” and select “Hide Safe Processes”. This will hide all processes that are verified to be safe by Comodo." but while running both programs the hide safe processes is unclicakble, therefore not being to understand what to do next.

Would help if you could let me know the next steps.

Thanks

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26 weeks 4 days ago Grinning Geckos (Wallpaper of the Week) MidnightCowboy

Thirded. :D

Only been through the nature section. One or two images miscategorized, a few duplicates but overall most of the images I've not seen on other sites. Excellent. MC - Site Manager.

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26 weeks 4 days ago Best Free Program Launcher oblivion

Thanks!

I like (and use!) Listary a lot, so I'll be interested to see how that develops.

I used Everything until Listary incorporated similar functionality; because of the requirement for admin privileges, making Everything run reliably at startup is a little too complicated for many users, I think, but Listary seems to have the startup issue cracked.

As far as aliases are concerned, I use FARR's capabilities in that regard -- particularly helpful is its ability to assign multiple targets to a single alias, so -- for instance -- I have an "edit" alias that points to two different plaintext editors and a couple of richtext editors, and FARR just produces a list of the targets so I can pick the one I want. More useful (to me) than a straight one-to-one relationship... :)

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26 weeks 4 days ago Donate Now and Help Keep Gizmo's Freeware Independent and Non-commercial Mighty

You might consider mimicking Jerry Pournelle's approach, and use the Public Radio model. The site is its usual self most of the time. But twice a year, for about a week each time, include a gentle reminder to renew at the bottom of each post. Happy to provide this information for people, completely voluntary, support a site you find useful, choose your own level of value, etc.

And, having just typed that, I see some of the comments are really old. So, it looks like you've revived this post a coupla times. Kind of sounds like you're halfway to the annual-ish pledge drive already?

Drake

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26 weeks 4 days ago Best Free Technical Support Sites judyalert

speaking from lots of experience with such sites, unfortunately (as with so many other things in life) nothing is the quality it used to be when the world was:
"young & gay".

Now many of the original enthusiasts are:
"old & gray" - and world wary

so accordingly, the support venues which used to provide crystal-clear answers, have now degenerated to the Nth degree.

The best litmus test (if you have time) is to search for some common problems which keep cropping up in Windows. Then print the threads from the early 2000's and compare them side by side with the same topics asked in the current decade.

If you analyze them, you'll realize how abysmally the quality of answers have taken a downhill slide.
And no, I don't just mean grammar.
I'm talking about leading people down the wrong path, even for the simplest situations, let alone the majority of those which require a detective to solve.

Basically, it's as if tiny kids are mostly at the helm on some of these forums, with just a sprinkling of mature people, who might actually HELP (if you'd only have the luck to get them) rather than giving lectures about double postings (which you sometimes resort to when you realize you're stuck with the usual imbeciles instead of real guidance). Then most of your psyche is wrung-dry trying to wring out diplomatic courteous explanations - when you really feel like crying & shouting in frustration at their worsening your situation instead of improving it.

I can't begin to say how many times the above scenario has happened to me over the last decade, and snowballing over the latter 1/2 of the decade.

P.S. the same backsliding happened with free hosts (such as freewebs) and with free email (such as gmail & yahoomail). They all used to have clean, basic, EZ interfaces which were glitch-free. Then free-hosts became too slow & needlessly-sophisticated, imposing banners & popups ad nauseum. And free gmail/yahoomail deteriorated their interfaces, and proceeded screwing in the screws, with diabolical privacy invasions. As one guy has posted, Google is now officially GoogEVIL.

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26 weeks 4 days ago Best Free Media Player George.J

Changes since last major update (At a glance)
http://www.dvbsupport.net/

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26 weeks 4 days ago LogMeIn No Longer Offering A Free Service [Updated] rseiler

What is your source? I haven't experienced that, and a bit of searching around didn't turn up anything to confirm. Here's a post concurring with what I've found, that there's no limit:
http://www.neowin.net/forum/topic/1197437-logmein-free-is-going-away/pag...

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26 weeks 4 days ago Donate Now and Help Keep Gizmo's Freeware Independent and Non-commercial pauloz

Happy to help out. Gizmo's has basically taught me how to develop my computer skills (I'm on the wrong side of 60!), but more importantly, to be confident using one. I'm an avid Ubuntu user, which works seamlessly, and I have Gizmo to thank for introducing me to open source. Greetings from Australia - pauloz.

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26 weeks 4 days ago LogMeIn No Longer Offering A Free Service [Updated] grammygeek

I have been using Ammyy (http://www.ammyy.com/en/) for the little jobs I help friends with. There is no installation and it is really easy to use. It might not work for businesses, but for quick help for a friend, it is great!
Fran

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26 weeks 4 days ago Best Free Remote Access Software sdandersonjr

Consider moving to www.join.me. Basically just as usable as LogMeIn Free.

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26 weeks 4 days ago Best Free Video Downloader [Stub] sicknero

A bit late but perhaps other people are reading this section too -

The free version of VSO is still freeware but only for certain types of streaming; RTMP streams require the licensed version so I'd guess that the inability to fully download some Youtube streams is due to some of the changes that Youtube has made over the last year or so.

I'd imagine that VSO will still work fully for some YT streams as the site seems to be a bit of a mixture.

In VSO's defence, this limitation of the free version is explained clearly on their website and it's not uncommon for vendors to include demos of licensed features in freeware versions.

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26 weeks 4 days ago Best Free Program Launcher sicknero

Keep an eye out for Listary (http://www.listary.com/)

The latest beta now incorprates an application launcher (along the same lines as Launchy) but because Listary scans MFTs and is a search-as-you-type engine, it's very quick about it.

The launcher component in the beta is not excellently implemented yet but I'm expecting good things when it has been refined for the next stable release.

Similarly, another MFT scanning search-as-you-type engine, Everything (http://www.voidtools.com/), now has a dropdown menu to filter results by filetype which makes it a viable option for application launching. E.g. type "iced" ... select "exe" in the filter to launch IceDragon. Or vice versa - leave the filter set to "exe" and just use it as a program finder and launcher. Very usable anyway if you have a large collection of software.

Note that MFT scanners only work on NTFS drives and require UAC permissions.

Lastly Win+R Alias Manager from WinAero (http://winaero.com/comment.php?comment.news.76) is pretty neat although you have to add your own shortcuts.

The advantage with this one is that it uses the search box in Windows Start Menu and the existing Windows capability for exec aliases, so there's no extra autorun. For instance I might set "id" as my alias for IceDragon and then to run it just key WIN+R for the search box then type "id". Very nice program but time consuming to set up if you have a lot of software. I use it just to set aliases for programs that I use very frequently.

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26 weeks 4 days ago Best Free Program Launcher deemadeep

You fellas seem to be confusing "working" in a 64-bit architecture and actually BEING a 64-bit app. Way different meanings.

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26 weeks 4 days ago Grinning Geckos (Wallpaper of the Week) rhiannon

It's one of my favorite wallpaper sites. I found out about it from fellow editor Robert Schifreen in one of his Hot Finds columns. :)

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26 weeks 4 days ago Best Free Program Launcher MidnightCowboy

Caution! sTabLauncher is bundled with unwanted components. MC - Site Manager.

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26 weeks 4 days ago Best Free Program Launcher namurxxi

I have used and still use RocketDock daily without any problem on my laptop with operating system "Windows VISTA Home Premium x64".
Similarly and SIMULTANEOSLY job - successfully - the dock called sTabLauncher, in this 64-bit system.

sTabLauncher:
http://stablauncher.com/skins.htm

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26 weeks 4 days ago Best Free Program Launcher Joe A.TT

It's true RocketDock's documentation says it does not support 64-bit, however, I've used it successfully on W7x64. What's more, you can make it portable by following the instructions here: http://www.portablefreeware.com/index.php?q=rocketdock&m=

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26 weeks 4 days ago Site Suggestions and Feedback Sickboy009

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26 weeks 4 days ago Donate Now and Help Keep Gizmo's Freeware Independent and Non-commercial Ronnie145

PayPal offers multiple payment methods (Bank Account, Bank Transfer, and Credit Cards). You simply have to create an account which is free. PayPal NEVER divulges any of your information (they make the payment and recoup the money from whichever method you have chosen. Nothing could be simpler or safer.

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26 weeks 4 days ago Donate Now and Help Keep Gizmo's Freeware Independent and Non-commercial Ronnie145

I like, assume others, are curious if you are still short of your goal (ie. 15%). In addition, considering the efforts of all the contributors and I know it's against your mandate, why don't you charge a nominal fee ($1.00 or so) to all your members so that this crisis would be avoided in the future. Another consideration would be a paid service which would provide recommendations of the best paid software available. I, for one, don't trust recommendations of software found on the internet. If anyone out there knows of such a service I would appreciate some feedback. Thanks to all for the efforts in maintaining this UNIQUE site.

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26 weeks 4 days ago LogMeIn No Longer Offering A Free Service [Updated] sb1023

It is my understanding that with the last update of TeamViewer that the free version now imposes a time limit on a remote sessions. Additionally, it doesn't something with your TeamViewer account so that you are no longer able to use the prior version.

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26 weeks 4 days ago LogMeIn No Longer Offering A Free Service [Updated] HA

Have both computers go to join.me to easily temporarily control the other person's computer in order to put Teamviewer on it.

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26 weeks 4 days ago Best Free Program Launcher Jacal

RocketDock is still not available for 64-bit operating systems. That should probably be mentioned under system requirements.

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26 weeks 4 days ago LogMeIn No Longer Offering A Free Service [Updated] Kumar_Shah

We are all thankful for the myriad reasons companies provide valuable software for free and happy that Gizmo exists to guide us to the best among them. But come on, be happy as long as the free ride lasts and stop bitching when the ride is over.

I know many of us believe we deserve the fruits of others' labors for free, but be reasonable.

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26 weeks 4 days ago Best Free Remote Access Software JD_Hupp

Join.me is still a "freemium" product according to the 1/21 post at http://blog.logmein.com/it-management/logmein-changes

For those interested in making some business use of remote control, it's worth noting that AMMYY and Supremo - both among the more-mentioned as Logmein Free replacements - are NOT licensed for free business use.

I have found no constraint against business use of Crossloop, but I have not tested it to see how it stacks up. It uses a proprietary package in conjunction with TightVNC, probably to secure it and to add a solution that does not involve configuring the firewall.

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26 weeks 4 days ago LogMeIn No Longer Offering A Free Service [Updated] Festeron

Thanks for the heads up, Rob. I could see this day coming when they restricted the number of supported computers to 10.

Ironically, I've started using LogMeIn to install TeamViewer everywhere.

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26 weeks 4 days ago Best Free Firewall Protection sicknero

I gave Private Firewall a test drive the other week, for a few days.

The GUI is ugly as anything but aside from that I liked it quite a lot. I found it quite easy to set up and use, the volume of pop ups is nothing too fazing if you're a long-term Comodo user and I found the whitelisting procedure somewhat quicker and smoother. The program as a whole seemed a lot lighter on resources than CIS.

The reason I went back to CIS was that I couldn't work out how to get PF working with proxies ... when I tried to use a PAC it seemed to confuse PF to the point of a system-hanging volume of log entries and the program I was trying to use not connecting.

Before that I tried TinyWall ... I really really like this one. It's so unobtrusive and simple that it's bordering on charming : )

I like the approach very much - refuse internet access to positively everything unless I say otherwise (it does have an included whitelist of Windows processes). I kept it for a week or so but on the whole I think it still needs some work - for instance whitelisting while it's pretty well implemented (the option to just click on an open window is great), doesn't allow multi-selection so if you whitelist by browsing files/running processes it can be a bit of a pain to do them all individually. For instance whitelisting all the execs that Avast needs to have net access means selecting one, closing the dialog, selecting the next, closing the dialog, etc etc. It can also be a time consuming process of trial and error working out exactly what processes a program does need access for in order to work. The promised ability to recognise child execs as belonging to a parent program didn't work for me either.

Drag and drop functionality would be a good addition, as would resizable dialogues.

Lastly it crashed on me several times while I was trying it out, which while it doesn't leave you "unfirewalled" (as TW is just a front-end GUI and hardener for the native Windows FW) is still not a great selling point.

I'll definitely be keeping my eye on any future development though. Meanwhile, back to CIS : )

Thanks for the write-ups Tim.

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26 weeks 4 days ago How to Tell if a File is Malicious Chiron

That's strange. Do you mean that the Comodo Autoruns scan never completes? How long did you wait?

Either way, this is certainly not common, but I think it's safe to assume that the files are unknown and analyze them. That's the approach I would take.

Thank you.

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26 weeks 4 days ago How to Tell if a File is Malicious Chiron

Recently Comodo Valkyrie has been having problems where sometimes the page will not load, or if it does the analysis will never finish. It also works fine other times. Therefore, if this service does not work properly for you I would advise that you continue on to the next step in this article and continue the analysis. I've also added this explanation about the problem into the article.

Let me know if you have any other questions or if there is anything else I can do to help.

Thank you.

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26 weeks 4 days ago LogMeIn No Longer Offering A Free Service [Updated] dwainwood

Another alternative is Gbridge, but I don't think they are supporting Windows 8
http://www.gbridge.com/

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26 weeks 4 days ago Best Free Remote Access Software Pentagon

Yeah,
Just like a drug dealer!

They get you hooked/used to their product for free, and then decide that they're going to charge for it. I think they'll lose a lot of business. I understand that they couldn't do it for free forever, but they could have made it a paid version for commercial and continued the free for the private individual. That would have been fair, rather than pi**ing everybody off like this.

My logmein dashboard said I had free until year 2020. Therefore, have they lied??

I am so upset with them as are everyone I know. And just like me, they'll vote with their feet by going elsewhere too.

Bye-bye logmein and raspberries to you.

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26 weeks 4 days ago LogMeIn No Longer Offering A Free Service [Updated] ektorbarajas

I used LogMeIn for several years, and I'm really upset by how greedy and unloyal they have become. In the past I used TeamViewer also, and really liked, but I was used to logmein.

Now I've turned 100% TeamViewer and I'm really satisfied. I can accomplish more than the free version of LogMeIn.

Just hope that TeamViewer never make the LogMeIn way

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26 weeks 4 days ago Best Free Antivirus Software Chiron

Thank you very much for this link. I will take a look at this when revising the advice in this article. Also, AV-Test is one of the testing companies whose results I will be drawing on to compare the products.

Thanks.

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26 weeks 4 days ago Best Free Firewall Protection freestuffrocks

As long time number one Comodo has been beaten by Privatefirewall for the top spot, would it be possible to do an installation and setup guide for Privatefirewall along similar lines to Chiron's excellent guide for Comodo Firewall?

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26 weeks 4 days ago Best Free Remote Access Software BrollyLSSJ

I also saw that yesterday. As I used it on my work computer, I need a new alternative. TeamViewer did not work (and I do not want to use it), CrossLoop does not work also. InPcRemote does also not work. Now I am in contact with the creators from PcRemote ( https://www.remotepc.net/download.htm ), as they offer a free version for 1 computer, to get the information if I can also use it on my work computer. That would be enough for me as I can connect with VNC to my private computers. If they allow that, maybe that is an alternative to LogMeIn (except if LogMeIn is cheap, but I doubt that).

For non proxy stuff, maybe Chrome Remote Desktop (Browser Extension for google Chrome) is an alternative. CroosLoop also seems to work. Maybe InPcRemote is also usable, haven't tested it yet.

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26 weeks 4 days ago LogMeIn No Longer Offering A Free Service [Updated] skbryan

Teamviewer is a lifesaver, and they have good customer support. We have several licences, and there is never a day that goes by that it is not used quite a bit.

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26 weeks 4 days ago LogMeIn No Longer Offering A Free Service [Updated] BallyIrish

The PrivaZer Support Team had occasion to have my screen before them, to find out what was causing a problem with Microsoft Extensible Storage that had stopped working due to an anomaly in PrivaZer - 1% of Windows 7 PCs were affected by this.

Using TeamViewer they spent two or more weeks, coming and going, until they found out why, tested their updated program on my PC and PrivaZer, along with TeamViewer, passed with flying colours. The latest version of PrivaZer now works without fault or problem, and is a unique and excellent cleaner, free, but accepts donations. (Speaking of donations I am so glad Gizmo's TSP received a really excellent show of support, showing how much we need this fantastic service!)

TeamViewer performed without a hitch, proving its worth and one of the best of its kind.

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26 weeks 4 days ago LogMeIn No Longer Offering A Free Service [Updated] jinksnyou

Have used Teamviewer free for years "Great Program" would not want to be without it.

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26 weeks 4 days ago LogMeIn No Longer Offering A Free Service [Updated] Wollongong_Geoff

I have been a user of Teamviewer for a few years and for me it is a "must have". Prior to discovering Teamviewer I used VNC and Windows Remote Desktop before that.

I use it mainly to help maintain the computers of many friends and family on both sides of the world, and as a simple way to transfer large files. There is an Android version that allows me to run it from my tablet, so I can view my home computer (or anyone else's) from anywhere. Brilliant! It adjusts the screen resolution to a viewable (or custom size) then changes it back when the session is done.

The only hiccup I have ever had was a few months ago the when programme started warning me that it suspected I had been using it for commercial purposes. I emailed Teamviewer assuring them that I never had. The warning hung around for a few weeks then disappeared.

For regular users I recommend setting up an account (free) and adding to it the computers you regularly connect to, then connecting to another computer can be as easy as one click.

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26 weeks 4 days ago LogMeIn No Longer Offering A Free Service [Updated] jgm005

I am another one that uses TeamViewer. And with a 88 year old mother in the States who has constant I forget computer problems and I live in Thailand it has been a god send for her.

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26 weeks 4 days ago LogMeIn No Longer Offering A Free Service [Updated] Wollongong_Geoff

Hi lrthames. No, the remote computer can be set up with a permanent password which allows access to an unattended computer (provided Teamviewer is running on the remote side and you know the password of course ..lol..)

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26 weeks 4 days ago LogMeIn No Longer Offering A Free Service [Updated] eikelein

TeamViewer is okay for a free offering, for years I have been using a (paid) subscription of their version 5.

What I hate about TV is that almost every second year they wanted me to buy an upgrade just to stay compatible with newer versions.

Thanks to a recent special offer I could buy a lifetime subscription to Instant Housecall for a reasonable price (I know, it's not free) but for the professionals here:

IH is MUCH nicer to handle and seems to be faster as well. So far at least it covered everything I ever used in TV, including remote reboot and file transfer.

For what it's worth: I am in absolutely NO WAY whatsoever associated with IH, I am only a customer/user.

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26 weeks 4 days ago LogMeIn No Longer Offering A Free Service [Updated] AJNorth

Allow me to second cdntinpusher's enthusiastic recommendation.

I, too, have been using TeamViewer for several years (to take care of family & friends' computers on three continents). It is feature-rich, stable and is regularly updated. One of its most useful attributes is its ability to perform a remote reboot -- including into Safe Mode; there is also a remote update option, but unless one has a permanent password for the slave machine, the connection is often lost (which a future update should address). My only quibble (a minor one) is that file transfer speeds tend to be on the low side when using it for remote control (though it's a tad faster when using the VPN function).

Overall rating: 4.5/5 -- and indispensable.

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26 weeks 4 days ago An Online Office Suite That's A Real Alternative To Microsoft Or Google Nina_Gorbunova

Hello Jandbrare! We've checked the issue. Most probably there can be some blocking plugin. However you can register in Chrome using this link https://personal.teamlab.com/auth.aspx?from=facebook
Hope it helps!

Best,
Nina

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26 weeks 4 days ago Grinning Geckos (Wallpaper of the Week) sicknero

Seconded : )

Some very nice wallpapers on that site, thanks Rhiannon.

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26 weeks 4 days ago LogMeIn No Longer Offering A Free Service [Updated] lrthames

Please correct me if I'm wrong but doesn't the remote computer's owner have to be there to give you a password? Or is there a way to connect without the other person being there?

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However, I will be back after that, so any new sites like this site http://theexamcollection.com/. This site provides ccna cisco ccip etc.I hope this site helpful for you.

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26 weeks 4 days ago Best Free File Manager sicknero

Not at all, I think you're absolutely right to be cautious especially if you're not able to see what the batch file does exactly. I just thought I'd mention that there is a way to do it in native Windows Explorer.

FreeCommander has been my own favourite for a long time, I use it a lot but I don't know if it supports manual sorting such as you describe as it's not a feature I use. I did just try it but couldn't seem to make it work, perhaps someone else here knows how or uses this feature in one of the other alternative file managers.

Failing that, my own way of renaming files in the way that you describe is to use Kim Jensen's Advanced Renamer (http://www.advancedrenamer.com/)

With this you can open a folder/files, view your pics as file list/details/thumbnails etc and move the files to any order you wish before renaming some or all of them.

It also reads EXIF data which you can use in the renaming rules (ditto with MP3 files/Tag Data) and, you can add it to Windows context menu to open selected files or whole folders directly into the program. There's a preview pane too which is handy when browsing files in list/details mode.

As I mentioned I'm on Windows 7 myself but the dev says that the program is W8 compatible. It's actively developed, the latest update was just two days ago.

Sorry for going a bit off-topic everyone : )

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26 weeks 4 days ago Amazing! Create A Windows Font From Your Own Handwriting Fairportfan

I fixed the link. Arrrgh.

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26 weeks 4 days ago How to Report Malware or False Positives to Multiple Antivirus Vendors jasonlccheng

Rising's File submission web page:
http://mailcenter.rising.com.cn/filecheck_en/Default.aspx

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26 weeks 4 days ago Grinning Geckos (Wallpaper of the Week) zep321

Beautiful wallpaper.

I didn't download the geckos but this site has some of the most beautiful
wallpaper I've ever seen. Downloaded pictures in the "Architecture" category.
Check it out. Thanks. rhiannon

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26 weeks 5 days ago Best Free Software for Linux Panzer

Ktorrent:
http://ktorrent.pwsp.net/

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26 weeks 5 days ago Best Free PDF Tools Jojo Yee

Thanks Geert for a good suggestion. PDF Shaper has now been included in this article, with a note on a bundled component as highlighted by MC.

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26 weeks 5 days ago Best Free Antivirus App for Android Paul777

Just tried TrustGo after reading this. It has decent resource monitors and RAM optimizer, but the anti-theft features are almost non-existent and everything else is way too basic. It did not have a 'photograph the thief' feature, even though my phone has 2 cameras. The SIM-change activation consists of a tick box, no options or mention of how it will send an alert. The 'find my phone' feature could only disable the phone, trigger an alarm or wipe it. It frequently could not find the phone, even with good signals. The browsing privacy and scan features just run with no explanation or options (scan = 1 button, privacy = 1 tick-box), but if the reviews are correct they are reliable. Just far too minimal for something so important and definitely not for me. Found Avast a bit of a resource hog, but it has a lot more to offer.

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26 weeks 5 days ago How to Know If Your Computer Is Infected Chiron

I'm actually not sure how often the virus database needs to be updated in order to avoid that marking of some trusted files as unknown. I just noticed that if I did not do that I often got more unknown files than if I first made sure the database was updated.

Also, in terms of the restart, if you wish you don't have to restart. After the scan you can choose to not immediately restart. Instead, right-click on the CCE icon and close it. This will also stop it from prompting you to restart the computer. It's just a little trick.

Let me know if you have any other questions.

Thank you.

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26 weeks 5 days ago How to Know If Your Computer Is Infected Chiron

Running it in Safe Mode may very well be the reason it does not pop back up after the restart. The purpose of restarting is to scan for rootkit behavior. Therefore, as it scanned in Safe Mode perhaps this is no longer necessary.

As for my conflicting comments about advising you to always check in Normal mode, and then saying that if you strongly suspect the computer is infected you immediately boot into Safe Mode, is because some malware can cause more damage the longer it is allowed to run on your computer. For example, I didn't want people infected with a crypter to slowly follow through my steps even though they strongly believed their files were being encrypted. In those cases it is best to boot into Safe Mode and run whatever scans can be run from there.

I apologize for the confusion. Please let me know if you have any further questions.

Thank you.

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26 weeks 5 days ago Donate Now and Help Keep Gizmo's Freeware Independent and Non-commercial MidnightCowboy

I'm sorry sicknero but being a totally volunteer website without any staff or permanent offices we can't accept checks or bank transfers.

We do appreciate though your offer to donate. MC - Site Manager.

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26 weeks 5 days ago How to Tell if a File is Malicious hvmbc_90

General Question about Comodo Autoruns Analysis. Even after closing and reopening Autoruns multiple times, there are a few files which Autoruns never finishes analyzing. I went ahead and assumed these files were FLS.unknown, and proceeded to check if they were malicious or not. Does this happen frequently?

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26 weeks 5 days ago How to Tell if a File is Malicious hvmbc_90

I'm having trouble with 2 of the 3 files that came up as FLS.unknown in Comodo Autoruns. When uploading these two files to Valkyrie, it either just reloads the file upload page with a blank box, or, if I type the file address into the upload box, it comes up as a file error. I was able to run both files through www.virustotal.com and got the SHA1 text strings, and then searched Comodo file intelligence. One is unknown, the other is not in the database. I sent the latter to Comodo for further analysis as a suspicious file. Could malware be preventing this file from uploading? I used the Anubis analysis and received a report for one of the files, but since I'm not an advanced user, I have no idea what to look for to see if it's malicious or not. Any information would be great.

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26 weeks 5 days ago How to Know If Your Computer Is Infected hvmbc_90

In "How to Know if Your Computer is Infected", section 4B, paragraph 1, you say that in order to reduce the occurrence of the bug in Autoruns where safe files are marked unknown, it is important to update the virus database by running a smart scan. Does this mean that every time I open CCE, I need to run a smart scan? Also, how would I skip past the screen where it asks me to fix system changes, which would then require a restart, and thus make the whole process useless? Do you see my point? How frequently does the virus database need to be updated?

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26 weeks 5 days ago How to Know If Your Computer Is Infected hvmbc_90

It says that after running the CCE scan, to accept the restart prompt, and then after the restart that CCE should pop up again with the final results. I have been running all of these scans in safe mode w/ networking because I feared causing further damage (before I found your article, TrendMicro HouseCall found a Trojan, and I wasn't sure if it was gone or not). I'm assuming that going into safe mode is the reason that CCE does not pop back up after the restart. I assume this means that it does not finish the scan either. Can you explain what to do in this situation?
----Also, I read in the comments that most of these are best run when the computer is in Normal mode. Yet, earlier on in one of your articles you mentioned that if you suspect that your computer has malware, you should immediately boot into safe mode. Again, can you clarify what should be priority in this situation?

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26 weeks 5 days ago Best Free Antivirus Software AJNorth

Larry Seltzer of ZDNET has an article some may find useful, "Antivirus on Windows 8/8.1 compared" - http://www.zdnet.com/antivirus-on-windows-88-1-compared-7000025359/?s_ci... (2014.01.21), which references the new test results from AV-Test (http://www.av-test.org/en/home/).

Though mostly discussing paid applications, a few consumer freeware are mentioned (and yes, Microsoft Windows Defender 4.3 was dead last).

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26 weeks 5 days ago Best Free File Manager GDan

thanks to sicknero for reply,
actually I am nervous about third-party solutions... all the cautions (like from sevenforums) give me fears of making the situation worse. is there any reason I shouldn't just download a program like FreeCommander XE to work alongside Win File Explorer?

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26 weeks 5 days ago Free Offer of a Normally Very Expensive Full-Featured Screen Reader for a PC Billingstad

Yes, it is heavy on resources, and it's 32-bit. Better do as you say, or use a decent install watcher/uninstaller as Revo Uninstaller to install it.
A fully funcianal 30-days evalualuatin can be downloaded at: http://www.revouninstaller.com/revo_uninstaller_free_download.html
There is also an unlimited older portable version at PortableApps.com.
http://portableapps.com/apps/utilities/revo_uninstaller_portable
I have used the paid version for years, and can't live without it

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26 weeks 5 days ago LogMeIn No Longer Offering A Free Service [Updated] kdyer

FYI.. http://alternativeto.net/software/logmein/

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26 weeks 5 days ago LogMeIn No Longer Offering A Free Service [Updated] cdntinpusher

I have used Teamviewer for years now, since version 4. or 5. It's the best thing since sliced bread. Even has a portable standalone version for places where you don't have (ahem, cough, cough) authority to install software, allowing me to provide support from work to others and to my family at home. And it does so much more. It allows file transfer from remote computer to local and vice versa, circumventing attachment size limits of email, as well as online meetings with shared screens and voice (never had use for it, but can see the benefits). My only and biggest complaint is that there isn't a version for ChromeOS. Windows, Mac, and Linux yes, but not my new favorite platform. Sigh.....

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26 weeks 5 days ago An Online Office Suite That's A Real Alternative To Microsoft Or Google David Morgan

Same request here, I'm a FB and Google denier.

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26 weeks 5 days ago Best Free Remote Access Software MidnightCowboy

Good points. Hopefully when a new editor volunteers to take over this category review some research will turn up a few new alternatives. MC - Site Manager.

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26 weeks 5 days ago Best Free Remote Access Software rseiler

I think the trick now is finding a product that allows simple setup (i.e. no tortured sessions trying to get people 1,000 miles away to forward the right ports when they may not even know what a router is), automatic connection (no user intervention once setup), and that is free for more than just personal use.

I immediately thought of something like TightVNC, but it has the port problem. I'm not sure yet if there are any VNC varieties that have conquered this.

Remote Assistance in Windows requires user intervention.

Remote Desktop (host) isn't available across all versions of Windows.

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26 weeks 5 days ago Best Free Remote Access Software MidnightCowboy

Thank you for the above information. Both products have now been removed from the review. join.me was from the same vendor as LogMeIn so it's no surprise this service has gone commercial too. MC - Site Manager.

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26 weeks 5 days ago Donate Now and Help Keep Gizmo's Freeware Independent and Non-commercial sicknero

I would like to contribute and clicking on any part of the "Donate" graphic takes me to a PayPal page which I gather is the method you've chosen.

Your post says we can do it by bank transfer, is this also managed via PayPal without needing an account?

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26 weeks 5 days ago Best Free Remote Access Software rseiler

Neither is a free version of join.me, as far as I can see. Not sure when that happened.

Sure, Teamviewer is great, but its free uses are quite contained. Friends and family gratis support only, no financial gain directly or indirectly. Logmein Free could even be used (legally) by businesses.

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26 weeks 5 days ago An Online Office Suite That's A Real Alternative To Microsoft Or Google Nina_Gorbunova

Jandbrare, thanks a lot for the video, I'll forward it to our technical specialists to figure out what happened.

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26 weeks 5 days ago An Online Office Suite That's A Real Alternative To Microsoft Or Google Nina_Gorbunova

Dear Stratos, we did our best to make it as easy as possible to try Teamlab processors. Hope, you already had a chance to check) Looking forward to hearing your thoughts!

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26 weeks 5 days ago An Online Office Suite That's A Real Alternative To Microsoft Or Google Nina_Gorbunova

Will forward this idea to the developers - thank you! We're glad you like the demos)

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26 weeks 5 days ago Best Free File Manager sicknero

You can in fact have the option to disable autoarrange in Windows 7 and 8, if you're happy to run a third-party batch file.

It is from a reputable source and you can read it about it here with download links for W7 and 8 - http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/windows-and-office/quick-tip-disable-th...

(Separate download links for W7 and W8, so be sure to get the right batch file for your O/S)

The batch file is essentially an automated means of editing quite a lot of registry keys to get the desired result (adds an autoarrange on/off item to your context menu etc), so if you know your way around the registry you could easily unpack the batch and see exactly what it does.

It works well in W7 anyway but I can't speak for W8 sorry.

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26 weeks 5 days ago Thank You for Donating dscape

It is my pleasure to contribute to one of the best resources on the web! Beside reviews and recommendations for free software that oftentimes outperforms the priced competition, you have saved me countless hours of time which would have otherwise been spent "experimenting" and searching for applications.
Thank you and keep up the good work!!!

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26 weeks 5 days ago An Online Office Suite That's A Real Alternative To Microsoft Or Google Bywater

Checked out the demos. Terrific!

Would love to use this office suite, but want no part of Facebook or Google+. Fingers crossed the TeamLab clan can come up with a way to accommodate refuseniks like me.

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26 weeks 5 days ago Best Free File Manager GDan

I'm frustrated with a new Win8 system. I'm scanning a gazillion old photos; scanner automatically assigns an img file no. After putting the pics into folders, XP easily allowed me to arrange the files in the order/sequence that I wanted, and then to group change the file names to that sequence. Win8 File Explorer does not allow disabling "auto arrange". So, your "Free File Manager" review gives me hope. I think my need is pretty basic; of those reviewed, is there a particular program that you'd recommend

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26 weeks 5 days ago An Online Office Suite That's A Real Alternative To Microsoft Or Google jandbrare

I couldn't login with Chrome. IE worked fine. There was no pop-up blocker indicated in Chrome, however. Watch this the see my effort with Chrome: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6bHrMJWJT-s

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26 weeks 5 days ago An Online Office Suite That's A Real Alternative To Microsoft Or Google stratos

Reminds me of how I didn't manage to try Microsoft Office 360. When I went through all the pain of registration and sumbitting and agreeing and what else, I couldn't start Word. And I couldn't start Excel, either. Both gave me server errors. When I contacted support, they told me that I hadn't turned something on. So I gave up.

Hope this one is easier to try.

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26 weeks 5 days ago Firefox Extension of the Week (The Best Startpage to Make Your Browsing Easier!) stratos

Been using FVD Speed Dial quite a lot, also tried Speed Dial 2 with Chrome (I'm using Chrome at work but I prefer Mozilla Firefox at home). I've been keeping an eye on new products emerging, and my current favorite is Favepad - http://favepad.com - it's a simple start page like any other speed dial at first glance, but actually it provides dynamically refreshed widgets. So you get not just a Facebook button to sign in, but also messages and notifications on it, and the latest news feed items. Helps you decide whether you should visit Facebook right now or maybe just wait.:)

Oh, and it also supports Gmail and Yahoo mail, and something else.

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26 weeks 5 days ago An Online Office Suite That's A Real Alternative To Microsoft Or Google Nina_Gorbunova

Dear jandbrare, sorry for the inconvenience. Please, let us help you and send more details to nina.gorbunova(at)teamlab.com
Our technical specialists confirm that everything works fine at the moment, so there's probably an unknown mistake.

Thanks in advance,
Best regards,
Nina

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26 weeks 5 days ago An Online Office Suite That's A Real Alternative To Microsoft Or Google jandbrare

Not a good start: I can't register. Nothing happens when I click on the icons to register.

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