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29 weeks 6 days ago Best Free Security Diet Plan MidnightCowboy

This article is all about using light and uncomplicated solutions so in firewall terms my original suggestion still stands. MC - Site Manger.

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29 weeks 6 days ago Best Free Intrusion Prevention and Detection Utility for Home Use (HIPS) MidnightCowboy

Thank you for pointing this out. The wrong box was ticked when it was entered into our products database. MC - Site Manager.

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29 weeks 6 days ago Best Free Intrusion Prevention and Detection Utility for Home Use (HIPS) Paxmilitaris

About MJ Registry Watcher:

How can you write "Installation is not required, simply run the program from whichever directory you un-zip it to." and then "There is no portable version of this product available."?

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29 weeks 6 days ago Best Free Security Diet Plan Paxmilitaris

Have you tried the other options offered on the Probably the Best Free Security List in the World
http://www.techsupportalert.com/content/probably-best-free-security-list...

Like:
TinyWall (V,7)
Windows Firewall Notifier (V,7)
Windows Firewall Control (V,7)

I saw this article was last updated over a year and a half ago, so i'm wondering if your recommendations would now be different.

I'm getting a new computer with Win 7, so i'm really interested to know if i should stick with what i'm using for XP or use something else.

On XP, i use PrivateFirewall, Avast AV, Mbam and sometimes Emsisoft's Emergency kit scanner.

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29 weeks 6 days ago Inkjet Printer Cartridges: Review of Carrot Ink wordworker

Avoid Carrot Ink at all cost! They were great when they started, but then they sold out and their quality hit the toilet!!

Poor reliability, inconsistent performance, horrid customer service, cartridges that don't last......you get the picture, right?!?!?

Carrot Ink? Nope. Carrot Stink!!

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29 weeks 6 days ago 1,000 Free One-Year Licenses for Bot Revolt Antimalware Connection Program [Expired] Geert

I installed it without any problems on my PC (running Vista - I know...;-) and now it's running fine. Let's see how it behaves within the next weeks and whether or not it slows down my PC.

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29 weeks 6 days ago Best Free Video Editing Program Lsc

I rendered a video and the Video and the Sound do not Sync! in video Pad.... Why is that? Has anyone experienced the same?

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29 weeks 6 days ago 1,000 Free One-Year Licenses for Bot Revolt Antimalware Connection Program [Expired] Amy-H

Hi everyone!
We have received a great response. Thank you so much!
We only have a few keys left...

Please make sure you click "Update Total" after entering the coupon code. =)

Bot Revolt Support

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29 weeks 6 days ago 1,000 Free One-Year Licenses for Bot Revolt Antimalware Connection Program [Expired] melvyn7

PeerBlock must not be running or you get the confusing message that BotRevolt is already running when trying to install.

Visual C++ run time 2008 must be installed. I first installed tha latest run time modules.

There are a number of new IP's being blocked not previously seen in PB. One I have not seen yet is "Sony Taiwan".

Thanks for the freebie.

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29 weeks 6 days ago Best Free Undeletable File Remover Anupam

If a USB drive cannot be safely removed, it means that some Windows process is using it. It used to happen a lot on my older Windows XP system, and somehow the culprit was windows explorer. I didn't had luck with Unlocker. You should try Emco UnlockIT, which worked great for me.

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29 weeks 6 days ago Best Free Undeletable File Remover shrishri

What I am really crazily looking out for is a tool that will help 'safely remove' these USB Flash drives...

Can't understand. I am the boss, the owner of the PC..., and if I want it removed..., I do...

But Windows obstinately sits on it..., refusing to let me, or even to let me know what is happening. Knowing full well, that once exasperated I have to, and will pull out the USB Flash drive and be on my way...

Even Unlocker doesn't help in this... It removes locking handles..., but even after the locking handles are removed..., very often Windows does not allow 'safely remove'.

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29 weeks 6 days ago 1,000 Free One-Year Licenses for Bot Revolt Antimalware Connection Program [Expired] MidnightCowboy

Glad to know everything is working OK. Please provide some feedback here when you get to using the program for the benefit of other users and the developer. MC

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29 weeks 6 days ago 1,000 Free One-Year Licenses for Bot Revolt Antimalware Connection Program [Expired] Geert

The offer has started. I got my free license.
Thanks Gizmo's freeware!

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29 weeks 6 days ago Controversial Advertising Program Now Being Embedded in More Software Ellam88

I've used recent versions, including current one, and for what I know ads were always not mandatory.
http://peazip.sourceforge.net/peazip-partnership.html page says anything preventing unistallation or otherwise tricking the end user should be reported to be banned.
PeaZip homepage anyway still links a package without OpenCandy in the same paragraph talking of the bundle, and of course there is the Portable version that is just a zip file.

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29 weeks 6 days ago 1,000 Free One-Year Licenses for Bot Revolt Antimalware Connection Program [Expired] tap dancing mouse

The base software to run PeerBlock has been laid and bad IP's are still being updated to it so therefore the project and program are still active regardless if it be the developer or another. What makes this software tick is the updated IP's and not the bells and whistles that BotRevolt adds into their program.

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29 weeks 6 days ago Create Your Own Version Of The World's Favourite Tech Logos Pivnic

So, I presume this site would then have access to your search strings?
Would this work kind of like a proxy so Google can't keep a record of you (just this site - if they even do), or would they just pass along the requesting DNS?

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29 weeks 6 days ago 1,000 Free One-Year Licenses for Bot Revolt Antimalware Connection Program [Expired] MidnightCowboy

Hi Bill. Thanks for interacting with us here. :) MC

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29 weeks 6 days ago 1,000 Free One-Year Licenses for Bot Revolt Antimalware Connection Program [Expired] javalter

The power is in the list. At Bot Revolt our users get access to unique ip lists which we work hard to obtain, including the same lists peer block runs on.

Bot Revolt is a commercial fork of peer block including further development:

- UI (the major change)

- Run on system startup under Win64

- Multi-platform installer (including Windows XP compatibility)

- List manager extension

We have also included very fast layer that is known as ATL, changed some code that makes string conversion and replaced it by system routines; all of these make running Bot Revolt more efficiently on new platforms such as Windows 7/8.

There are additional developments we plan on releasing in our next build.

-Bill
Bot Revolt Developer

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29 weeks 6 days ago Best Free Windows 64-bit Software shrishri

I use Maxthon, and I find it really so well-designed, fast and with a really neat interface. It also offers a cloud interface and various other well-thought out in-built features like Skynote that are instantly available across multiple devices. Am surprised that it is never reviewed in most of the popular freeware review sites...

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30 weeks 17 min ago 1,000 Free One-Year Licenses for Bot Revolt Antimalware Connection Program [Expired] Roman Shaman

fwiw, there's been slight changes going on...

http://www.peerblock.com/news/139.html

I-Blocklist Subscription: $9.99 a year (still much cheaper)

hope this helps.

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30 weeks 1 hour ago How to Know If Your Computer Is Infected Chiron

That is very strange. Do you have any other security software installed on your computer? If so which is installed?

Also, did TDSSKiller find any issues? If not then please download and perform a scan with HitmanPro and let me know if it finds anything.

Thanks.

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30 weeks 1 hour ago Best Free Portable Applications lascetic

The ClamWinPortableDBUpdate link above leads to a non secure site, so please have a look into it.

Also, I would like to mention that there is a portable version for Superantispyware.

Thank you.

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30 weeks 3 hours ago The Best iPad Tips and Tricks [Updated for iOS 7] Jojo Yee

@Ray, it should be the "Globe" key, as shown on the bottom right of the screenshot.

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30 weeks 3 hours ago 1,000 Free One-Year Licenses for Bot Revolt Antimalware Connection Program [Expired] melen

Hi Friends....

Doesn't Bot Revolt sound a little like Threat Fire. If I'm correct, Threat Fire was acquired by Norton a while back. Just asking......

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30 weeks 4 hours ago Best Free Media Player EdaDorcey

I'd like to add another one - Macgo Blu-ray media player which is also a high-quality media player on Windows operating system.

Successful Blu-ray/DVD Accessibility
Supernormal Media Playback Effect
Perfect Compatibility with Windows OS
All-powerful Media Player Software
Unique Blu-ray Enjoyment on Mobile Device
Instant Share Function Through SNS

You can free download the trial version here http://www.bluray-media-player.com/
I'm sure it won't disappoint you.

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30 weeks 6 hours ago How to Know If Your Computer Is Infected thundersnake

Hello there,
I downloaded Comodo like it was asked in the steps, unzipped it & then opened the file called "CCE".
As soon as it starts to download the updates, the windows suddenly freezes and the computer crashes then restarts, already checked it twice.

I don't know what to do in this case, please help.

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30 weeks 7 hours ago A Cute, Exasperating Browser-Based Game Century22

A fun concept, but way WAY WAY over reactive physics.

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30 weeks 7 hours ago The Best iPad Tips and Tricks [Updated for iOS 7] Ray Trygstad

What is the "international" key and how do I make it appear? I do not see it anywhere on my keyboard.

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30 weeks 8 hours ago Best Free Firewall Protection Paxmilitaris

As Windows Firewall Notifier been tested?
http://wokhan.online.fr/progs.php?sec=WFN

I found it trough How to geek here: http://www.howtogeek.com/113641/how-to-extend-the-windows-firewall-and-e...

It seems to do the same thing as Windows 7 Firewall Control, but it's even smaller and maybe the pop-ups and manuals are better, i don't know.

It's nearly portable.

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30 weeks 9 hours ago Probably the Best Free Security List in the World Paxmilitaris

Exactly! All zeros, then all ones to test and then all zeros to reset the drive.

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30 weeks 9 hours ago 1,000 Free One-Year Licenses for Bot Revolt Antimalware Connection Program [Expired] J_L

Then what is this?: http://www.timeanddate.com/library/abbreviations/timezones/asia/bst.html

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30 weeks 9 hours ago 1,000 Free One-Year Licenses for Bot Revolt Antimalware Connection Program [Expired] J_L

The program itself hasn't be updated for years, but the IP blocklists are still maintained be others (PeerBlock didn't create them, they just used them).

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30 weeks 10 hours ago Probably the Best Free Security List in the World J_L

Huh, I wonder why that's the case. It shouldn't be impossible to overwrite everything with one pass, is it always like this? Does it have something to do with writing both 0 and 1 to test what's originally zero as well?

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30 weeks 10 hours ago 1,000 Free One-Year Licenses for Bot Revolt Antimalware Connection Program [Expired] tap dancing mouse

I find that odd. That is not posted at their web site and PeerBlock updates it's bad IP list daily. The same user interface means not that the project is dead. However,if you have supporting documentation I would like to look at it to see if this be fact or opinion.

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30 weeks 11 hours ago 1,000 Free One-Year Licenses for Bot Revolt Antimalware Connection Program [Expired] MidnightCowboy

Thanks for this extra information about time zones. MC - Site Manager.

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30 weeks 12 hours ago Finds of the Week: Burn .ISO in Windows 8, Ways to Use your Webcam, iOS7 Complete Guide, Best and Worst of the Web, Create List of Installed Programs in Windows MidnightCowboy

This is a false positive.

https://www.virustotal.com/en/file/2a57f60165be0a4621598ce73929bfba1edff...

More information here:

http://www.techsupportalert.com/content/what-false-positive-antivirus-de...

Some security products are worse than others for this type of error and it's worth considering a change if yours is in the high list. MC - Site Manager.

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30 weeks 12 hours ago 1,000 Free One-Year Licenses for Bot Revolt Antimalware Connection Program [Expired] MidnightCowboy

PeerBlock is now abandoned and is longer being supported or developed. MC - Site Manager.

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30 weeks 14 hours ago Finds of the Week: Burn .ISO in Windows 8, Ways to Use your Webcam, iOS7 Complete Guide, Best and Worst of the Web, Create List of Installed Programs in Windows pshadden

Question: My security software has warned me off of the Yawcam download. Any idea why I should not take it seriously? What do we know about Yawcam and and it's associated programs? Really don't need an Malware.

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30 weeks 15 hours ago 1,000 Free One-Year Licenses for Bot Revolt Antimalware Connection Program [Expired] wildweaselkeeper

Sorry! No, there are not two BST time zones. I know it can be confusing. While Greenwich is a district of South East London (The Royal Burough of Greenwich) what we refer to as Greenwich Time never changes although the time in Greenwich Burough does.

There has to be a focal point and Greenwich is it; more precisely the Royal Observatory in Greenwich, London. And because of this confusion the scienticic community uses UTC (Coordindated Universal Time), but the term GMT has stuck throughout the world. UTC and GMT are the same. It is merely a focal point and the time for that focal point never changes even though the time for it's location does.

So currently London and Greenwich Burorough are on BST (British Summer Time). There are other time zones that share this time, but I won't get into that.

GMT or UTC (either way) is always + 0:00. BST is +1:00. But on 27 October Greenwich and London will fall back one hour and will be the same as GMT or UTC till 31 March at which time spring forward one hour and are in BST again. When London and Greenwich are the same as GMT or UTC they are in Western European Standard Time.

With this in mind PST is - 7:00, EST is -4:00, GMT or UTC is +0:00, and BST is + 1:00 this time of year. And so for the date of the giveaway, 26 September 2014, as it states on the Bot Revolt Giveaway site the giveaway begins in PST at 8:00 AM (0800), EST 1100 AM (1100), BST 4:00 PM (1600), or GMT 3:00 PM (1500).

Here is a good site to figure out what time it is in your local compared to what GMT or UTC is: http://wwp.greenwichmeantime.com. There other sites that I like to use, but some of them don't get it right and display the incorrect time zone; for instance some show London in GMT, this time of year, and that is incorrect. But another one I like that seems to get it right is: http://www.poodwaddle.com/clocks/worldclock.

I hope this helps and makes this confusing issue clearer than mud.

Good Luck on getting your free copy of Bot Revolt.

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30 weeks 15 hours ago Best Free Tune-up Program For Computer joeguru

Category Update: New reviews are in progress for this category. Still testing, results in a week or two.

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30 weeks 15 hours ago Best Free Video Editing Program Phylis Sophical

Avidemux: Awesome program for a beginner. I'm experienced in computers, but just starting with video editing and right out of the box, I was able to cut out portions and get rid of black frames on my home movies.
One of the best wiki's I've seen.
http://tinyurl.com/n4dsv2j
Also a very good forum: http://tinyurl.com/l5ul2kl

Perhaps it will be a bit more challenging as I get into more intricate editing, but just to get my home movies broken down into smaller chunks, it's been a breeze.

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30 weeks 17 hours ago 1,000 Free One-Year Licenses for Bot Revolt Antimalware Connection Program [Expired] tap dancing mouse

A free license for 1 year? Naw. PeerBlock doesn't make you jump through hoops for their program that blocks well over 1 billion bad IP'S too.This BotRevolt software is based on the same program but with a different user interface,nothing to get excited about here.

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30 weeks 17 hours ago Probably the Best Free Security List in the World Paxmilitaris

I would have liked a 3 pass solution, one pass all zeroes, one pass all ones and then another all zeroes.
It's not for theoretical data recovery, it's to find all bad sectors.

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30 weeks 18 hours ago Best Free Encryption Utility for Cloud Storage philip

To wrap up what I've learned about Bitcasa: 1) They use what is known as Convergent Encryption, which may not be secure against determined snooping (see the Wikipedia article on the technology). 2) Their focus is on storing all your data in the cloud (so you never run out of space, and can access your files from anywhere), not highly secure storage. 3) In a video pitch that I watched, the key founder was brilliant, but he is young, and seemed overconfident. So it's not for me. ;)

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30 weeks 19 hours ago How To Fit Loads More Windows On Your Desktop Sid in Extremis

Good grief, haven't they heard of jumplists or tiles or cascading or any of the other methods? I can foresee minor disasters happening with a slightly misplaced mouse click. What happens if you want to work with two of those windows when one has disappeared off the top of the screen and the other is right at the bottom? You're going to have to minimise one and re-maximise it again where you need it, sort of defeating the whole object.

Oh dear, bit negative there, I'm sure some people will find it useful.

Probably the same people who like animated screensavers. Sorry!

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30 weeks 19 hours ago 6 Great Alternatives to iGoogle rhiannon

I haven't found a start page that works for me either. :(

I came across this page http://backstit.ch/ a few days ago. I'll check into it further but it looks interesting. It's not a traditional start page but some might find it useful. :)

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30 weeks 20 hours ago BleepingComputer.com (Website of the Week) rhiannon

You're welcome. :)

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30 weeks 21 hours ago How To Fit Loads More Windows On Your Desktop DrBaker

Originally after reading this post, I started chuckling at the assumption that I would drag my windows off the screen to make more room. After reading the comments, I was really grinning and couldn't wait to get to work so I could log on and post my own sarcastic comment.

Then I watched the video.

In all honesty, this program looks like it could work! I absolutely can't stand minimizing my windows (WinKey +D or +M), and then trying to drag files/folders from one window onto the taskbar button, wait for it to recognize what I'm doing and restore the target window, then dragging it up and dropping it in the empty space. I find this is a buggy approach, and sometimes it doesn't work the way I intend.

I think I might give this a try and see if it's unobtrusive and lightweight enough to run in the background and just use it on those occasions where it'll actually make life easier.

I can't see it replacing the WinKey +D function though.. Gotta love the instant Desktop.

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30 weeks 22 hours ago How To Fit Loads More Windows On Your Desktop Sgluber

One more here: I use Alt + Tab and (almost) all the other keyboards shortcuts since... always! :-)

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30 weeks 23 hours ago Best Free Firewall Protection boogiepop

There is now way to block a range of IP's with PrivateFirewall, such a shame.

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30 weeks 1 day ago 1,000 Free One-Year Licenses for Bot Revolt Antimalware Connection Program [Expired] MidnightCowboy

Glad you got it sorted. This is why it is important to consult a time zone converter and then apply that to your own locality because there can be inconsistencies. In the country where I live for example not all regions adhere to the official country time zone they are in, and the adoption of daylight savings also varies. MC - Site Manager.

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30 weeks 1 day ago 1,000 Free One-Year Licenses for Bot Revolt Antimalware Connection Program [Expired] toktok

Thanks - just now found out that BST means British Summer Time ;-)
So offer starts there at 16:00
and in Central Europe Summer Time 17:00

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30 weeks 1 day ago 1,000 Free One-Year Licenses for Bot Revolt Antimalware Connection Program [Expired] J_L

The offer pages states this, which is why I mentioned it earlier: "It will start on Thursday September 26, 2013 4:00 PM BST (11:00 EST and 08:00 PST)"

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30 weeks 1 day ago 1,000 Free One-Year Licenses for Bot Revolt Antimalware Connection Program [Expired] MidnightCowboy

Please use one of the time zone converter links provided or one of your own choice to check the BST time against your own location.

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30 weeks 1 day ago 1,000 Free One-Year Licenses for Bot Revolt Antimalware Connection Program [Expired] toktok

Still a little confused as to time zones - as the above time converter says:
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Only some locations are currently on EST, because most places there are currently on Daylight Saving Time.

Locations that are on EST part of the year are currently on EDT (Eastern Daylight Time).
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Can you give the time compared to GMT also, please?
Then you know that Central European Time is GMT-2 at the moment - if Daylight Saving Time is still in effect in your country. ;-)

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30 weeks 1 day ago 6 Great Alternatives to iGoogle GSPVX

Thank you for these recommendations, Rhiannon.
I have been using iGoogle for as long as I can remember, and have a home page set up that provides all I need and has tabs for business or personal info and feeds. It all works beautifully.
I have been testing many alternatives and now have a multiple home page set up that opens iGoogle, NetVibes, igHome Protopage and uStart as 5 tabs.

Most widgets / gadgets on my page are news & sports feeds, bookmarks and links to sites I use daily.

I'm leaning towards igHome as it has a look & feel most similar to iGoogle, but the maps and weather widgets are clunky.
Protopage has a whacking great advertising banner that costs $2.50 a month to get rid of, and its Google maps can not show traffic (crucial in Sydney to decide which of several routes to take to drive home). Nor can I seem to find Google news on Protopage.
NetVibes has the best weather app (but still not as good as Google's) and uStart has no Google maps/traffic and is great for the weather, but only if you live in Paris France!

So, as a combination they all work to replicate my iGoogle set up, but individually not one of them is as comprehensive as iGoogle.

Just my 2 cents worth. Have a great day!

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30 weeks 1 day ago BleepingComputer.com (Website of the Week) dynamite00401

A very great reference site. Thanks again Rhiannon.

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30 weeks 1 day ago Probably the Best Free Security List in the World J_L

Thanks. I'm not sure if we should include another key for crippleware, because of extra work and its tendency to be subjective.

For example, I find one pass zero perfectly fine for virtually all real-life scenarios. The only non-theoretical purpose of extra writes is the illusion of data still there in my opinion.

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30 weeks 1 day ago Probably the Best Free Security List in the World Paxmilitaris

Secure Erase - HDDErase link 404

Active@ KillDisk is a feature very restricted freeware. The free version only allows a one pass zero.

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30 weeks 1 day ago Get Yourself Published on This Site surmur

Hi!
I sent the following message to site.editor, who made the article below and you can read and comment it.

Hello!
I would like to mention that I am perhaps one of the many who are frustrated at searching free video stream downloader program. From Google I found "Best Free Streaming Media Recorder"- article on that techsupportalert- site.

Jing with 4/5 stars was at top of the list like the best could be. When you described Jing you told in the first sentence that Jing is your favourite, and at start you told nothing bad but that it uses 30-60MB RAM which described as a minus I think is quite odd even for many if not for the most 10 year old computers. Because you described it being as your favourite I did not care about the rest of your review presuming that "finally this might at least work fine" and so I clicked "In hurry?"- link for a quick guide. There at the quick guide was however no mention about the 5 min limit that I later found out after the installation and in the last sentence of your Jing's review.

As I write this I somehow manage to sustain my forbearance. Further, I really can't come up any other but with next questions. As being a site that voluntarily advices and moreover in fact tries to help people to choose between free programs conversely your description especially about Jing seems to have little or nothing to do with the interests of this site's users or with the whole purpose of the site. As your description about Jing seems somehow hard to be considered frank then more less I hope it includes an commercial agenda. On your behalf you could personally tell what makes Jing's freeware version your favourite. I assume that you perhaps still use it and the 5 minute limit does not bother you too much? It might make sense at the users prospective if you at least add the informaton about 5 minute limit to Jing's quick guide and also not forget to mention others' programs schemes that ruin their idea of being free.

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30 weeks 1 day ago Best Free Program Uninstaller Paxmilitaris

Have IObit Uninstaller and Wise Program Uninstaller been evaluated?
http://www.iobit.com/advanceduninstaller.html
http://wisecleaner.com/wiseuninstallerfree.html

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30 weeks 1 day ago Best Free Program Launcher oblivion

Launchy creates and -- presumably -- constantly maintains an index. Try, as a similar but non-indexing alternative, FindAndRunRobot. Although it doesn't use an index, its default settings -- basically, to look first in the places your program shortcuts are likely to be and work down a list (that you can, but don't have to, tweak to fit your own specific needs -- are very effective and usually as fast as you need.

One small caveat: under some circumstances, Microsoft Security Essentials can cause FARR to run much more slowly than it otherwise would. I haven't seen any issues with other security software, though, and it is possible to persuade MSE to leave FARR alone.

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30 weeks 1 day ago 1,000 Free One-Year Licenses for Bot Revolt Antimalware Connection Program [Expired] blk_gallagher

Cool, I can't wait to try it out

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30 weeks 1 day ago Best Free Drive Cloning Software crank

Thank you for the info, it's an interesting product. And Anupam, this isn't directed, as near as I can tell, at solely virtualized environments. It seems more akin to sandboxing, or even running with a LiveCD, you may think you are on a regular system, but reboot, and it's as if you were never there. It's aimed at too specialized an audience for this category. Without extensive testing, I don't know how easily you could make it work as an imager/cloner, other than re-baselining before every reboot/shut down, and that doesn't sound very practical to me. I do like the idea, it's just not a good fit here. I don't think we need to delete this comment, it's informative and helps broaden our visitors knowledge base about other technologies out there. I most definitely concur with your closing sentence, that is a good mind-set, but we do need to keep to not mentioning non-free products in general, that is who we are.

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30 weeks 1 day ago 1,000 Free One-Year Licenses for Bot Revolt Antimalware Connection Program [Expired] jzadmt

Awesome! I've been a pb user and been waiting for an upgrade for a while.
Can't wait to try this out! Thanks for the freebie

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30 weeks 1 day ago Best Free Program Launcher plasticpig72

I am sorry but with CPU usage at 45 - 100%, however much I like Launchy, I need to find an alternative. No matter what I change in the settings I cannot get the usage to drop below 45% and that is unacceptable.

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30 weeks 1 day ago 1,000 Free One-Year Licenses for Bot Revolt Antimalware Connection Program [Expired] MidnightCowboy

12 months is the standard for offers like this which is genuine and not a specially doctored or crippled effort as regularly available on other sites. :) MC - Site Manager.

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30 weeks 1 day ago 1,000 Free One-Year Licenses for Bot Revolt Antimalware Connection Program [Expired] terrawarra

Nice freebie (if you can get it) but the licence is only for 1 year.

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30 weeks 2 days ago Best Free Drive Cloning Software Anupam

Thanks for your comment.

But, I am afraid, it's not in the right section. You are talking about virtualization software, whereas this review is about disk imaging, and drive cloning software. Both are essentially different.

Disk imaging/cloning software allow you to keep an image/copy of your system stored somewhere, which you can install that image later on anytime. On the other hand, virtualization software do not keep any copy, and so you cannot restore your system on demand. The only common thing you can say is that they both return system to a previous state, but otherwise, they are very different.

So, I am afraid, your comment will be deleted from here in due time. Sorry.

Also, we have strict rules that do not allow mention/suggestion/posting about commercial software, this being a freeware site. Please don't post about them, however good they might be.

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30 weeks 2 days ago Best Free Drive Cloning Software Ray Sondetra

As a replacement for Microsoft SteadyState I prefer a reboot and restore to pristine each time approach to drive imaging so I don't have to do tons of security hoop jumping or bother with AV etc. My data is encrypted on another drive and I save anything I download to a USB stick and that badboy gets scanned before anything goes on my data partition. They can throw what the like at me (metaphorically) a quick reboot and I'm back to perfect. Of course you need to protect your MBR as there is a slight chance some cad or bounder will sneak in when you unfreeze to do updates).

So useful when the FBI come knocking at the door.

I now use Reboot Restore RX from Horizon DataSys, a leading developer of instant restore applications for Windows-based PCs. In March they released a fully-functional freeware version called Reboot Restore Rx. Using their patented RollBack technology, Reboot Restore Rx reduces PC maintenance costs and complexities associated with managing public access computers. Apologies I copy pasta'd that. But It's good news as it's slick and intuitive; I detest software from history and non intuitive GUIs. My first love was about 12 years ago and it was fantastic. Again it hardly took any longer than a normal boot time. It was called [edited out] I think but they have loads of different ones now but DriveClone is the only free one.

Another very well reviewed prog is ToolWiz Time Freeze, basically the same.

I do realize the lines are still very blurred between disc imaging, reboot and restore and virtual systems but they effectively achieve exactly the same thing. And one could, of course, use a reboot and restore in exactly the same way as disc imaging, just as and when one wanted. I think it's worth knowing what's out there and looking at the different features as we all want something different from our computer.

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30 weeks 2 days ago Best Free Download Manager Anupam

Free Download Manager updated to 3.9.3.1358

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30 weeks 2 days ago Best Free Tune-up Program For Computer joeguru

Thank you for the recommendation. I did review PC Faster and found in my opinion the features did not measure up in performance to the other programs already reviewed so a written review won't be provided. However we always appreciate sincere recommendations.

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30 weeks 2 days ago 1,000 Free One-Year Licenses for Bot Revolt Antimalware Connection Program [Expired] J_L

Do note (11:00 EST and 08:00 PST) from http://www.botrevolt.com/limited-offer/, because there are two BST time zones.

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30 weeks 2 days ago Probably the Best Free Security List in the World Adrastos

Hi all how are things? I just happened to be checking out the Wilders Security Forum and I came across another basic firewall that is based on the built in firewall from Windows7 and up I believe. http://www.binisoft.org/wfc.php should be mentioned in the free firewall list due to its easy of use. I have tried all the free ones that plug into the windows 7 firewall built in and I like this one and tinywall the best. I guess http://wokhan.online.fr/progs.php?sec=WFN would work well along with WCF4. I am going to be trying Windows Firewall Notifier with Windows Firewall Control should be a good combo making it easier to add new rules although it works similar to tinywall with the click to add exceptions for windows and the ability to search and manually add files. Hope you guys take a look at that. I have Bitdefender free Antivirus and was looking for a simple firewall to add to it. I have tried Online armor free and Privatefirewall and they tend to conflict with Bitdefender due to having similar protection features. Antivirus' are including behaviour based detection and other things like HIPS so to find a firewall that is just a firewall is hard that's why I'm going back to the built in windows firewall in windows7 its not bad.

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30 weeks 2 days ago Best Free Genealogy or Family Tree Software okrick

I had noticed that they were no longer supporting PAF but it was still available as a download at the time of my last revision.

Thank you for letting me know. I'll remove this program from my recommendations.

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30 weeks 2 days ago Help Discover Why Windows Blue-Screened Bluesmanuk

Love this.

It's a must have for any tech.

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30 weeks 2 days ago Create Your Own Version Of The World's Favourite Tech Logos Bluesmanuk

This is very good indeed :-)

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30 weeks 2 days ago Best Free Firefox Add-ons Faziri

#2 actually, it is. :)
"However, this script is not a universal remedy for all anti-adblock protection. this is why I am counting on all user for my report."
There's also the "Supported Sites" section.

Yes, it does target 4 particular, popular anti-AB scripts websites use. But that does not make it specific to all websites blocking adblock, only to the specific sites that have been reported so far + the sites that use those 4 particular scripts. It's kind of the same problem as with ABP's EasyList: 9 bazillion filters of which you'll only use 5, and those 5 will only be 1% of your browsing habits.

Either way, this article really isn't for GM scripts. Supporting a section for those would make this article far too large to maintain.

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30 weeks 2 days ago Best Free Firefox Add-ons vin100

For #1 you'll find information for example here https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=5995140

For #2 It's not site specific. It's specific to all website tracking adblock users

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30 weeks 2 days ago Best Free Antivirus Software Anupam

Any of the AVs suggested in the review will work fine. You can also read the comments to look for suggestions which are not covered in the review.

I personally use Avast, and it's working great with Windows 8.

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30 weeks 2 days ago Best Free Antivirus Software whycue

My new PC came with Windows 8 - are there any recommended free antivirus/antispyware programs I can use with it?

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30 weeks 2 days ago Best Free Duplicate File Remover AlphaTron

DupliateMyFiles by Nirsoft.net works really well. It may be more geared for PC experts than for novice PC users because it doesn't give enough detail for some of the fields. It could use some better instructions but it's free. Maybe some technical writer will improve the instructions for free. I suck at writing or I would.

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30 weeks 3 days ago Best Free Firefox Add-ons Faziri

Do you have anything to back up your claim in #1? I've compared ABP to ABE and don't notice any improvement or other advantage. I can hardly imagine there being any bias in ABP if you use custom filters either, what's a deal with an ad company supposed to impact? It's also a fork of the original, which to me is a caution bell signaling reduced app quality.

I'm a bit reluctant to post that script from #2 because it's not an add-on and it's only site-specific... It'll never be a comprehensive solution.

Thanks for the reply though.

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30 weeks 3 days ago Best Free Software for Linux Panzer

Haroopad is a markdown enabled document processor for creating web-friendly documents. You can author various formats of documents such as blog article, slide, presentation, report, and e-mail as if experts did (still in beta):
http://pad.haroopress.com/user.html

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30 weeks 3 days ago Best Free Programming Editor Panzer

Zeus Lite editor:

Features:

* Seamless FTP file editing
* Syntax highlighting for C\C++, Clipper, Cobol, Fortran, Java, Pascal, Perl, Python, PHP, SQL etc
* Compilers and builders run as background tasks allowing you to keep typing
* Fully Scriptable using the Lua, Python, SmallC, VB Script, Java Script languages
* Column, block and stream marking modes using both keyboard or mouse
* Search and replace, including support for regular expressions
* Brief, WordStar, Epsilon and Emacs keyboard maps provided
* Keyboard mappings are fully configurable
* Syntax highlighting is based on file extension and is fully configurable
* Code templates
* Keyboard macros recording, saving and playback
* Support for third party tools
* Unlimited undo/redo
* In-editor, in-line error location and correction
* Quick Help searches any number of help files for a specific keyword
* Standard status bar, tool bar, tab bar and navigation bar features
* Fast load time and small disk space requirements
* File Manager associations and drag and drop
* Supports both MS-DOS and UNIX file formats
* Supports for UNC and long file names
* MS-DOS OEM text translation is also supported
* Built in spell checker
* Split window allows you to create two views of the same document
* Line number and bookmarks navigation
* Perfect Notepad replacement

http://www.zeusedit.com/lite/index.html

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30 weeks 3 days ago Best Free Hard Drive Eraser Paxmilitaris

I came here hoping to find a low-level format freeware that can be used in windows XP.
I know linux has such a tool, as explained by Demoidemo, but i'm not really comfortable enough yet in linux to start low-level formating an old ide drive that i want to give.

From what i saw in diagonal reading here, it's secure file deletion freeware, not zeroing the drive, just writing random stuff. I'm guessing the partitions and mbr stay untouched.

I'd prefer to give a drive with all zeros and all bad sectors found.

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30 weeks 3 days ago How To Fit Loads More Windows On Your Desktop glofp

I took my time to see the video for the app.
My Good, is this really 2013 or?
WHO on earth are using a PC this way instead of just using the taskbar to get the app I want to at a specific time, or else - as another user write, I use Winkey + m, and to get it all back Winkey+shift+m - and in my daily use, I use Alt+Tab all the time - no problem at all.
Can't see why installing an app with "no use" - my point of view ☺

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30 weeks 3 days ago How to Manage Windows File Associations the Really Easy Way Michael Bitelse

Also quite useful: http://defaultprogramseditor.com/

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30 weeks 3 days ago Help Discover Why Windows Blue-Screened satrow

Thanks, Rob.

Generally, software (usually old/incompatible/bad 3rd party drivers) rather than hardware is responsible for the majority of blue screens. If BlueScreenView's upper pane (scroll across to see the details) flags a 3rd party driver (xxxxxxxx.sys), there's a high chance it's correct or closely related to the problem.

In the BSV lower pane, list drivers by date; anything 3rd party pre-dating the last Service Pack could be problematic, as could anything very recent, including a Windows Update!

If you don't have a 3rd party driver named, have no pattern to the crashes, cleaning out the fluff/lint/dust from the hardware makes no difference, etc. don't thrash around with random fixes, better to consult with specialists.

A huge amount of self help data here: http://www.carrona.org/ and a specialist forum here: http://www.sysnative.com/forums/forum.php

Common BSOD related drivers: http://carrona.org/drivers/bsod_drivers.php

BSOD methods and tips (mostly advanced/technical DIY): http://www.sysnative.com/forums/bsod-kernel-dump-analysis-debugging-info...

BSOD posting instructions (these tools are used by, or the resulting data should be acceptable to, all forums that analyse BSODs): http://www.sysnative.com/forums/bsod-crashes-kernel-debugging/68-blue-sc...

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30 weeks 3 days ago Best Free Torrent Search Engines Hackman

I don't know who exactly is in charge of "Demonoid" anymore, but the new site d2.vu accepts my old Demon login, and seems to have all of the same great stuff.

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30 weeks 3 days ago Best Free Antivirus Software mrinmoyjk

On their website ( http://www.comodo.com/products/free-products.php ), it says Comodo Internet Security is free. I've no idea as I've never used it. It also scored well: http://www.av-test.org/en/tests/home-user/windows-7/julaug-2013/ .

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30 weeks 3 days ago Best Free Genealogy or Family Tree Software spaarks

Sadly Personal Ancestral File is no longer available from the LDS Familysearch site. It is still available elsewhere as is the (essential) PAF Companion, but the latter no longer seems to accept the security PIN.

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30 weeks 3 days ago A Brilliant Cross-Browser History Searcher rob.schifreen

That's why I have up using browser-specific bookmarks a long time ago, and keep my own personal home page on Dropbox.

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30 weeks 3 days ago A Brilliant Cross-Browser History Searcher rob.schifreen

People use different browsers, or they don't, for all sorts of reasons. Personally, I use Chrome almost all of the time. But Microsoft SharePoint, which I look after as part of the day job, doesn't support Chrome properly for a couple of things, so I have to switch to IE for those.

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30 weeks 3 days ago How To Fit Loads More Windows On Your Desktop Century22

Right DaGeek! I have not done that since Windows 3.1 !!! I use Alt+Tab to switch windows.

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30 weeks 3 days ago Create And Manage Your Perfect Browser Home Page gmac13

startme is indeed a great starting page for your browser. There is a small bug. If you mix cases for your email address it will have problems logging you back in. Use all lower case (for your email address) during the registration process and you will be fine. I was having problem with this issue and left feedback. I got a response a few hours later and it fixed my problem.

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30 weeks 3 days ago Best Free Clipboard Replacement Utility rhittzer

i do not recommend DITTO. for some reason i get spikes in the performance tab and the sound gets all choppy. not to mention anything video slows down. what in the world is it doing?

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30 weeks 4 days ago Best Free Antivirus Software George.J

Exactly it's just that these users are too paranoid about privacy, when most of the information collected are non-personally identifiable. Also FAQ section of good software's covers what information they collect.

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30 weeks 4 days ago Best Free Antivirus Software MidnightCowboy

The majority of software vendors collect user data for either marketing or product improvement purposes. Exactly what they do collect is detailed in their FAQ and EULA which users should read before installing the software. Additional information that may be of concern to some users can be found in their own support forums, and in the case of security software, in the Wilders forum.

http://www.wilderssecurity.com/

Gizmo's Freeware will not be including this type of information in reviews unless there is a major concern about any one product which would likely be removed anyway. MC - Site Manager.

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30 weeks 4 days ago Best Free Antivirus Software dnr

I ended on this site looking for review that might address the fact that, as you mentioned for AVAST, these guys are collecting data on us and passing it around to there friends and [of coarse] making money on it some how. I decided not to stay with AVG because of there personal data collection policies, "email, web sites" and more. That was enough for me. Soooooo...... what to do.

That would be a real help to the masses [like us] if techsupportalert could include in there reviews if the AV software collects personal data and if it does, what data and how much.

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