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Single-Click Access To VirusTotal To Improve Your Security 1 year 3 months ago Anablephobia

Nice, thank you!

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Best Free Firewall Protection 1 year 3 months ago t i m Hi Camile, thanks for your comment. The security wizard has been discontinued from our site at this time. I invite you to visit our forum for any questions or comments you may have on selecting the appropriate security software view
AxCrypt. It's Good And Bad News. 1 year 3 months ago flugenblar

WAIT! The solution to the OpenCandy issue is simple. Download the .exe. Open the file with 7-zip. Just extract the .msi file - none of the other files. MSI is Microsoft's built-in package installer technology. Right click on the .msi, chose Install, and you're fine. You will not be prompted for the optional installs like OpenCandy, because they are not in the .msi package. The are embedded in the setup.exe (archive) separately. Upload the .msi to VirusTotal and see for yourself. you do not need to run the setup.exe to install AxCrypt. Just use the .msi.

BTW, AxCrypt is awesome. And you can encrypt many files or even a folder all at once.

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Best Free File-Based Backup Program 1 year 3 months ago AndyR Hmm I have not heard of that happening before, just a thought do you have cookies disabled in those browsers or even location tracking enabled with IE11 ? that could cause said error... it also depends on what part of the world you are in they may have registrations blocked from where you are if so I would suggest to use a "proxy" in order to bypass it... another thought is some people "hijack" / "Spoof" your email address without you knowing for various purposes so it might be blocked / blacklisted try a different email address maybe ? Please let me know how you get on with this I would be interested to know, Thank You. view
Best Free Bible Study Software 1 year 3 months ago shnbwmn

Wow, this section is bare! Here's some more good study software:

Bible Analyser (https://www.bibleanalyzer.com/) ... installer and portable versions
TheWord (http://www.theword.net/) ... installer, with option to install to USB
BPBible (http://bpbible.com/) ... installer and portable versions (from PortableApps.com)

All of these are high-quality, actively-developed and have extra packages one can download.

Also an update: Davar4 comes in a zipped package now. Extras can still be added separately.

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Best Free File-Based Backup Program 1 year 3 months ago Wendell

Comodo Backup Registration problem

I was unable to Register for the "FREE 10 GB Online Storage account". I repeatedly received "Oops! An error occured. Please try again later." just to the right of the Register button on the page.

I have tried for days, with Chrome and IE, with the same result.

Suggestions?

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Google Accepts Wildcards? Who Knew? 1 year 3 months ago crosseyedlemon

I entered "what Google doesn't reveal about *" and got no results. Guess I should have expected that...lol.

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600 Free Online Streaming Music Channels 1 year 3 months ago Groovy Guy

I found a delightful radio stream with an assortment of music genres. It's called RMF Radio from Poland, yes Poland !

I'm a big Beatles fan so while on my computer I listen to RMF Beatlemania. After an initial short commercial the rest is commercial free ! And If you love 50's music (as I do also) they have a fine selection from that era. RMF 50s.

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Best Free Game Sites 1 year 3 months ago strec

I play free games at this website. it is very good...There are many good sites with Flash games. I use http://2playergamesx.com and http://www.playtemplerun2gameonline.com
Now I play free flash games in these websites
http://www.2kisilikoyunlarioyna.com

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An Addictive Browser-Based Strategy Game 1 year 3 months ago Sgluber

"Try it out. It's fun and free, and very simple to play."

You said all, rob. Just a few more words: great pastime, cool simple game!

Thank you! :-)

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Single-Click Access To VirusTotal To Improve Your Security 1 year 3 months ago crosseyedlemon

No need to apologize. I'm embarrassed that most twelve year olds have tech knowledge far superior to my own. At least you didn't use the word "dude"....I hate when they do that.

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Best Free File-Based Backup Program 1 year 3 months ago AndyR Thanks for the heads up on that. view
Single-Click Access To VirusTotal To Improve Your Security 1 year 3 months ago Zenegog

Sounds excellent. I'll definitely be adding this to my security set-up.

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600 Free Online Streaming Music Channels 1 year 3 months ago Groovy Guy

I found a delightful stream with many music choices available. It's from Poland ! Yes, Poland.
I'm a big Beatles fan 24/7 so this was a big find. Try googlng RMF Radio and go from there!

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Best Free Registry Cleaner 1 year 3 months ago Remah SPAM - I reported this post because as far as I can see, Swift Optimizer is not a free product. It is trialware that allows one month of free use. Check it out. The download from the link here is the same as those from CNet and Softonic and other download sites. At none of those sites does it have even a high rate of downloads. view
Best Free Registry Cleaner 1 year 3 months ago akash0001

`Nice Article but it seems like a guest post behalf of explained registry cleaners. considering any best registry cleaner is always hard thing to do. I have personally used many registry cleaner but the best one I've is Swift pc optimizer. You can have a look by going through this link http://swiftpcoptimizer.com/registry-cleaner.php . Although it's new but in a short time period it has huge amount of download because of relevancy of results.

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Single-Click Access To VirusTotal To Improve Your Security 1 year 3 months ago Sid in Extremis

Did you know that Virus Total can be integrated into Sysinternals' Process Explorer and Autoruns? It's utterly brill!

Sorry, twelve years old there for a moment.

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Single-Click Access To VirusTotal To Improve Your Security 1 year 3 months ago bernardz Good find, it can be very useful. It seems to have a bug when you try and do 8 or more exe's at once but I can live with that. view
Best Free File-Based Backup Program 1 year 3 months ago AJNorth

FBackup has been updated to version 6.0.129 (version 6.0, released on 2016.01.25, was a major update to version 5; full changelog at http://www.fbackup.com/forum/fbackup-6-t8540.html).

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600 Free Online Streaming Music Channels 1 year 3 months ago RecklessMaverick

I like several genres, decades and artists all of which are on separate channel. Does any streaming service support selecting multiple channels and get random play from all of them?

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Manage Your Customers Or Contacts For Free 1 year 3 months ago Geekomatic

No worries. My negs are here to guide.

The issue is that this service is VERY specific as to who it fits. (Who?)

Maybe a post of where it MOST fits? No one wants to plop clients where it might fail/end.

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600 Free Online Streaming Music Channels 1 year 3 months ago kpoff

To clarify - Pandora says it has Southern Gospel, but it is really Christian Country. Southern Gospel would be artists like Gold City, Greater Vision, The Hoppers, The Crabb Family, The Cathedrals, Promised Land Quartet, etc.

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600 Free Online Streaming Music Channels 1 year 3 months ago kpoff

Unfortunately, they don't have Southern Gospel (not regular Gospel, but Southern). Anyone know of a site that does?

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600 Free Online Streaming Music Channels 1 year 3 months ago eikelein

@crosseyedlemon:

You write "you can't prevent notifications...".

Every email service, program, provider web site or the like I have seen so far had some option to block sending addresses. Even clunky Yahoo Mail and thus AT&T email has it.

You know if the web site does not allow me to turn off their annoying email junk then I send the emails directly to the virtual garbage bin and they loose the chance to ever again talk to me from that email address. Ever heard an ad for Constant Contact? I despise that just as much as you do.

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Manage Your Customers Or Contacts For Free 1 year 3 months ago crosseyedlemon

Rob and the rest of the staff are usually pretty good at doing the research before they recommend any software so unless there is additional negative feedback I won't place a flag against this product.

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Best Free Desktop Publishing Program 1 year 3 months ago Larin

I have downloaded PagePlus and it is very good. Unfortunately the upgrade cost is $124.99 not $9.95 as quoted in the article. On a Wednesday or Thursday however it is 50% off.

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Finds of the Week: The Malware Museum, USB-C Cables Frying Laptops, 20 Useful and Fun Google Search Tricks, 100+ Free Adult Coloring Pages 1 year 3 months ago cressean

Thank you for the warning about USB C cables. I have a concern.
Although cables should be rated and labeled for the service they are intended for, protecting power supply outputs is easily accomplished with a variety of inexpensive components (high speed fuse if nothing else). If an overdrawing device can damage an expensive laptop, what about shorting due to accidental cable damage? These things happen, and the manufacturer could easily protect the USB or any other outputs. Not having protected outputs may even violate the various standards certifications labeled on the underside of the laptop.

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Wallpaper of the Week: Fractal Pattern With Captivating Blue Swirls 1 year 3 months ago MidnightCowboy Your response has left me feeling pretty flushed. view
Manage Your Customers Or Contacts For Free 1 year 3 months ago Geekomatic

Not the most eloquent rant, but it's a neg & no one has been so happy they wrote a good review, even a disjointed one.

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Wallpaper of the Week: Fractal Pattern With Captivating Blue Swirls 1 year 3 months ago crosseyedlemon

Guess that would make it the perfect wallpaper to display when your having a 'shitty' day.

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Manage Your Customers Or Contacts For Free 1 year 3 months ago crosseyedlemon

Your reference is to a single review from 3 years ago that seems disjointed while making little sense. Regardless, with any free software of this type you have to wonder how secure your data will actually be. I wouldn't use this for anything financially based but for managing club activities and things of that nature I think it could be useful.

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Best Free Windows Apps 1 year 3 months ago deya

Noticed Penteract got updated. It's a good image viewer - and also, the zoom function is better than Photo Moto.

123 Image Viewer's zoom function works in a kind of mirror image way, ie, you have to move your finger in the opposite direction on the screen to where you want the image to go. Odd.

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Best Free Search Engine 1 year 3 months ago Panzer Kiddle - search engine for children: http://www.kiddle.co/ view
Best Free PC Games 1 year 3 months ago Panzer GearHead - Roguelike Mecha RPG: http://www.gearheadrpg.com/ https://github.com/jwvhewitt/gearhead-1/releases/tag/v1.200 view
Best Free Software for Linux 1 year 3 months ago Panzer GearHead - Roguelike Mecha RPG: http://www.gearheadrpg.com/ https://github.com/jwvhewitt/gearhead-1/releases/tag/v1.200 view
Wallpaper of the Week: Fractal Pattern With Captivating Blue Swirls 1 year 3 months ago MidnightCowboy Looks like an image taken during a colonoscopy. :D MC - Site Manager. view
Manage Your Customers Or Contacts For Free 1 year 3 months ago Geekomatic

My only problem with free, web-based stuff like this is when they suddenly "end", w/o warning & the info is not transferable to another CRM.

There's also this big, "uh-oh":

http://resellerratings.com/store/Hubspot_com

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Best VPN Services for 2017 1 year 3 months ago colleenbrennan999

PureVPN so far is the best VPN service, I am using PC windows and uTorrent for Torrenting. There is minor drop in speed about 6%, no problem with connecting uTorrent and setup is very easy. Check DNS leak test and new IP, all working fine.

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600 Free Online Streaming Music Channels 1 year 3 months ago Bluesmanuk

An excellent site that seems to work wonderfully.

Thanks for sharing.

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Stop Ads On Your Windows 10 Lockscreen 1 year 3 months ago Remah I rely on this site for most of my computing news so I'm glad Rhiannon picked this up because I had no idea the issue existed even though I only run Windows 10. I had planned to keep Windows XP, 7 and 8.1 systems running for testing but I soon trashed them because there are so many excellent features and products that I can only get with Windows 10. I haven't seen an ad yet, probably because Microsoft haven't yet rolled the ads out to all Windows 10 users. AFAIK, all Windows 10 users have got the ability to like or dislike the Spotlight images which includes the ads. view
Stop Ads On Your Windows 10 Lockscreen 1 year 3 months ago Remah How-To Geek has a better article which also describes what you can do if you want to keep using Spotlight. The article also has more complete screenshots and a link to a good article on buying high-end games from the Microsoft Store: http://www.howtogeek.com/243263/how-to-disable-ads-on-your-windows-10-lo... view
Stop Ads On Your Windows 10 Lockscreen 1 year 3 months ago bili_39

What are you talking about? I'm using Windows 10 on few computers, and have never seen an add on Lock screen. Actually I find it useful.

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Memory Usage Troubleshooter Gets An Update 1 year 3 months ago pvilan

Thanks Rob.
I have in my tool box many of the MS Sysinternal portable programs. Most of then first class.
But I have never heard of RAM Map!
I am downloading it right now.
Regards
Peter

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Best Free File-Based Backup Program 1 year 3 months ago AndyR That basically is it yes... I have used all of these over the years and others for various periods of time depending on which one suits my needs. view
Stop Ads On Your Windows 10 Lockscreen 1 year 3 months ago MidnightCowboy

Our editors contribute whatever they feel will be useful and interesting for our readers. Inevitably there will be some issues, myself included, as most of my time is spent using Linux and the rest Windows 7. We are after all a community though and that includes you lot out there as well as us minions in here. Between us, feedback gratefully appreciated, we can usually manage to iron out most things. MC - Site Manager.

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Best Free File-Based Backup Program 1 year 3 months ago ole

Bottom line is that all of the programs work and it is just a matter of personal preference as to which one appeals. Users should try everything and kick the tires. Then they will be in a good position to decide what works best for them.

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Stop Ads On Your Windows 10 Lockscreen 1 year 3 months ago crosseyedlemon

I can't blame Rhiannon for having reservations about Windows 10 but it seems odd that she would be tasked with writing an article about an operating system she doesn't even use. I understand this was Vic's area of expertise and with his retirement a void has resulted but still....

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Best Free Firewall Protection 1 year 3 months ago freestuffrocks

I think the 3 star rating for Comodo is about right. Excellent protection but a nightmare to uninstall. Even if you follow Chiron's lengthy clean install guide (and how many average users are prepared to do all that?) there is still a good chance you will have serious issues, as I found, eventually having to ditch Comodo after numerous BSOD's and failure of V8 to install properly. Until Comodo rectifies this I don't think it can be recommended. Sure, there are other security products that don't always uninstall cleanly, but none I've used have been anywhere near as problematic as Comodo.

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Best Free File-Based Backup Program 1 year 3 months ago AndyR I generally don't care much for programs where you have to register but then again I guess that is in order to get access to the free 30 day on-line backup they have... From the first page of user reviews on their site I read they were positive, though I usually don't take much notice of comments on the actual site as I know of some companies in other areas who write the comments themselves, I am not saying they do just saying that I know it happens at times... I shall download it in the next few days and take a look at it anyway and see about doing a review here. view
Best Free File-Based Backup Program 1 year 3 months ago AndyR As far as I recall the paid for version does have that feature... what I actually did to get round that was to make a batch file and schedule it to run once a week and it would automatically delete the oldest backup to make more space. view
600 Free Online Streaming Music Channels 1 year 3 months ago Geekomatic

I love somafm.com. The site is set by genre. I pretty much listen to trance or jazz and there's no commercials (listener supported). Try Lush and see what you think?

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Best Free File-Based Backup Program 1 year 3 months ago Remah

It might be a good idea to have CrashPlan reviewed here. What I can't understand is why Code42's own features comparison makes it look worse than you say. See http://www.code42.com/crashplan/features/compare/.

Free CrashPlan also gets a high proportion of dissatisfied users.

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Best Free File-Based Backup Program 1 year 3 months ago jnewmarch

I suggest that CrashPlan should be included in this review. I have used many backup programs, and have found CrashPlan to be by far the best.

With the free version you can backup to multiple different destinations - External Hard drive, another computer on your home network, Network Attached Storage, a friends computer. The latter gives you OFFSITE BACKUP FOR FREE!. Once the initial backup has been made, subsequent backups are extremely fast as the program used block de-duplication in addition to incrementals. It can be configured never to delete backed up files and you can restore from a large number of previous versions (also configurable). It is very light on system resources - I am totally unaware of it running and I have backups to triggered every 15 minutes! It uses Shadow Copy to copy open files

This is strictly a file backup program - it does not do image backups

The only downside is the rather unusual user interface.

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Stop Ads On Your Windows 10 Lockscreen 1 year 3 months ago rhiannon Thanks for the tip Joe. I bypass the lockscreen and boot directly to the desktop in Windows 8.1. It seems odd that an Operating System throws out ads.......... view
Best Free File-Based Backup Program 1 year 3 months ago ole

Does CrashPlan offer versioning or is only the last version saved?

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Best Free File-Based Backup Program 1 year 3 months ago ole

One thing that I do not care for in AOMEI is the absence (at least I have not found it) of the ability to automatically delete backup files as the disk fills up. Very useful feature which has kept me in the Macrium Reflect camp as it also has the other AOMEI features. Agree, however, that AOMEI is more user friendly.

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Stop Ads On Your Windows 10 Lockscreen 1 year 3 months ago Joe A.TT

I am sure a lot of users have no use for the lock screen. Instead of bothering with finding a way to turn off ads, just disable the lock screen. See... http://news.softpedia.com/news/How-to-Disable-the-Lock-Screen-in-Windows-8-1-426958.shtml. Works on Windows 10 too.

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Enterprise-Grade Security Software. For Free. 1 year 3 months ago Gil Mensch

The first thing you see when you click on the home.sophos.com link is a choice to either create an account or log in with your existing account. Personally, I'd rather look around without creating an account first. Second, below the form to create your account is tiny grey text that you can't copy/paste, an agreement that Sophos will collect and process unspecified personal data. Why do they make this so hard to see? It doesn't sound like a company I want to deal with, even for a free product. Thanks but no thanks.

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Best Free File-Based Backup Program 1 year 3 months ago classicggma65

Thank you ole, crombierob, and Andy R...All good info and I will go to techsupport link within the next few days. Do have a WD My Passport external drive, and also a Buffalo Mini Station hard drive (forgot about that one).

ole...have found old geezers, and ladies, usually have a lot of info if one takes the time to ask and then listen.
Thanx Andy R for explaining the difference...it actually makes sense now.

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Best Free PC Games 1 year 3 months ago Beev

Can anyone recommend a Joypad that will play these games? Im new to PC Gaming.

Thanks,
Neil

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Best Free Context Menu Extensions list 1 year 3 months ago bklampfl

If you want to remove some items from context menu like "scan with Windows Defender" for example or add some things to context menu you can look into "Easy Context Menu" by Sordum. Can't add link so try googling.

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Best Free Firewall Protection 1 year 3 months ago bklampfl

Used PrivateFirewall for a long time (on my Win XP), but now with Win 10 I gave up on 3rd party options. One thing that annoys me with Windows built in firewall is user unfriendly interface when you want to block connection for some specific file. Found one simple program that allows you to do that. The whole program has about 600 KB. You can even add option to explorer contex menu to block specific files from there. Program doesn't install, it's portable. You can start it from anywhere, but then it does copy itself with ini file to Windows Program Files section.

Can't add link, so try googling "Firewall App Blocker" by Sordum.

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Best Free File Archiver Or Zip Utility 1 year 3 months ago bklampfl

I was using 7-Zip for a long time. I could live with spartan interface because I mostly used it through explorer context menu. Then once I had to add a file to exting archive and there was a problem. Opened archive, clicked add button and it said action is unsupported?! After a while I found that you can drag and drop a file from exploer onto 7-Zip with exisitng archive opened and then it will ask if you want to add a new file to exisitng archive. But even using it that way, 7-Zip crashed on me sometimes.

Dicided to find something else and tried Bandizip (listed to be reviewed). I found it far more user friendly and add button works as expected (compared to 7-Zip). There is less options to choose from in archive crating dialog which is less confusing for novice users. But if you really want, you can open 7-Zip's own dialog for creating a 7-Zip archive with Bandizip. Curiously you can't do it from the main Bandizip interface, but you can add option to open 7-Zip's dialog to explorer context menu. When creating self-extracting file Bandizip offers an option to add a title and some custom text if you want to (compared to 7-Zip). Also an option to open a chosen file after self-extraction is completed. But as I said you can get to 7-Zip's native dialog if you really want to make a self-extracting file with 7-Zip's dialog.

Also tried Peazip. Gave up because I mostly use archive operations from explorer context menu and with smaller files. Compared to 7-Zip and Bandizip, Peazip take much longer time to start up and begin operation. So if you handle smaller files it takes Peazip more time to start up than actually do to archive operations.

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Best Free Windows Apps 1 year 3 months ago Alex02

Penteract Picture Viewer has been updated since. For touch, use the bottom of the screen - swipe to navigate, and pinch to exit fullscreen.

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Best Free File-Based Backup Program 1 year 3 months ago ole

classic, it sounds like you need more than a backup of data, documents and such but rather a full backup to your external drive. Any of the disk imaging programs (http://www.techsupportalert.com/best-free-drive-cloning-software.htm#Quick_Selection_Guide) will do the job. After that you may or may not find that you need a file backup program and if needed this article can help you choose. But first things first. Just another old geezer's opinion.

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An Update For The Best Free Windows Cleanup Tool 1 year 3 months ago MidnightCowboy I only install stuff I really need rather than what some vendor website tells me I must have. Anything I am not totally sure about gets trialed first using ToolWiz Time Freeze. I also use portable programs wherever possible to minimize what gets written to the registry. I don't even use a third party defrag because I find the built-in Windows tool perfectly adequate. MC - Site Manager. view
Finds of the Week: The Malware Museum, USB-C Cables Frying Laptops, 20 Useful and Fun Google Search Tricks, 100+ Free Adult Coloring Pages 1 year 3 months ago crosseyedlemon

The concept of a malware museum is interesting but at the same time a bit weird. It would be pretty ironic if a malware museum itself was targeted by malware.

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600 Free Online Streaming Music Channels 1 year 3 months ago crosseyedlemon

AccuRadio is one of about a dozen music streaming sites I have bookmarked. My only real complaint regarding it is that you can't prevent notifications from arriving in your e-mail account. Pandora, Spotify and Deezer are the most popular alternatives although my personal favorite is still Tune-in Radio.

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An Update For The Best Free Windows Cleanup Tool 1 year 3 months ago Zenegog

MC - How do you personally keep a system optimized (assuming you keep away from registry cleaning)?

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Best Free File-Based Backup Program 1 year 3 months ago AndyR Thank you for participating and offering your advice... The Segate and Western Digital Disk Wizards are very good software I agree however it is not exactly " Freeware" as you have to at least purchase or own aforementioned drives in the first place... view
Best Free File-Based Backup Program 1 year 3 months ago AndyR I think probably the easiest to use is AOMEI they have extensive help sections also... the best for you would be to just go with full backups and retain at least two versions... Differential means it will compare changed files and update the image, Incremental means it will do the same but store X number of changes also that can get rather messy if you don't fully understand or the system is used for work on a daily basis... like I say your best course of action is to just do a full backup. view
Best Free File-Based Backup Program 1 year 3 months ago crombierob

Purchase another external drive, and alternate which drive you image into.
Don't bother with File Backups, and remove incremental from the English language.
Use a Backup program such as the free Seagate DiskWizard (it must see at least one Seagate drive connected, or it won't run)
They also have a free version for WD, if that is your brand of drives.
Make a bootable CD, and use that 'version' of the DiskWizard
If you post on this web page, I can provide more help there (as this web page is solely for file based backing up) -
http://www.techsupportalert.com/best-free-drive-cloning-software.htm

Rob
PS I am older than both of you

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Best Free Color Picker 1 year 3 months ago metalgear

ColorBug seems to be much better than the rest. Wonderful interface and you can define your own color palettes (or color lists) and save them in an XML files. Haven't tried all color pickers around but never found one that allows you to save your color palette. The link is this: http://www.martinstoeckli.ch/colorbug

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Best Free Drive Cloning Software 1 year 3 months ago crombierob

The Seagate DiskWizard bootable CD, has about 4 options on the left -
- Backup
- Recover
- etc
You just click Recover.
Unfortunately it then scours your connected drives, and lists every backup (image) that it can find.
I have learned to live with that, by using an idiot proof (for my sake) naming convention like -
20160227-18
Year month day - 6PM
That way I can choose the image I wish to use for recovery.
You can right click to choose 'Recover', or just select the image, and click a large button top leftish
You then choose where the restored image is to go.

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Free Horror, Ghost & Gothic eBooks Online 1 year 3 months ago MidnightCowboy Thank you for pointing this out Quasimodo, the link has now been removed. MC - Site Manager. view
Free Horror, Ghost & Gothic eBooks Online 1 year 3 months ago Quasimodo

Arthur's Bookshelf appears to be gone 20160227.1810

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Best Free Drive Cloning Software 1 year 3 months ago audit2

I found that restoring the backup was complicated. Are any easy to restore by a neophyte?
Thanks
Robin

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Best Free File-Based Backup Program 1 year 3 months ago Chaturanger

Would like to try Comodo but install always fail on windows 8.1

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Finds of the Week: The Malware Museum, USB-C Cables Frying Laptops, 20 Useful and Fun Google Search Tricks, 100+ Free Adult Coloring Pages 1 year 3 months ago rhiannon Pinterest is a good place to find Adult Coloring Book pages if you're interested. Searching Adult Coloring Book Pages seems to bring back the most results. You'll can sign up for an account if you don't have one, and the sites does things I find annoying, like forcing you to click on a button that checks for anyone you know on social media to see what they are pinning before you can navigate the site. If you don't want to sign up for an account, there's a Firefox add-on that let's you browse Pinterest without the content being cut off - there may be one for Chrome too but I haven't looked. Here's the URL for the Firefox add-on: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/pinterest-guest/ view
Finds of the Week: The Malware Museum, USB-C Cables Frying Laptops, 20 Useful and Fun Google Search Tricks, 100+ Free Adult Coloring Pages 1 year 3 months ago rhiannon Some of the sites have a lot of good pages, some of the sites have a fewer pages, some of them pretty good, some not as good. You have to click through the links to find the ones you like. :) view
Best Free File-Based Backup Program 1 year 3 months ago antcj

been running it for 2 + years and no adware

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Best Free File-Based Backup Program 1 year 3 months ago antcj

http://www.freefilesync.org/ cant be ignored. been using it past 2 years to backup my files to a networked pc set for that purpose,ext to main house.
Its cross platform.
It works well

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Best Free File-Based Backup Program 1 year 3 months ago classicggma65

Hello...tech-challenged senior here. Don't everyone groan please, but haven't backed up anything for over a year because the one time I tried something went goofy. By goofy I mean it seemed to fail. All this time later I can't remember exactly what happened but I just let it go and haven't tried again. What would be recommended for someone like me, who doesn't understand half of what you're all saying? Have Win7 64 bit, need something easy to understand and to run. I do have an external hard drive that has been waiting to be used. Not even sure what the difference between differential and incremental...think I understand real time and really do not want zip files, which is another subject as I can't seem to open mine.

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An Update For The Best Free Windows Cleanup Tool 1 year 3 months ago eikelein

MC,
I adore your capability to say nasty truth nicely. WOW!
I don't have the after work bar experience but YEAH, you tell it how it is.

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An Update For The Best Free Windows Cleanup Tool 1 year 3 months ago crosseyedlemon

One of the reasons I'm a huge supporter of Gizmo's Freeware site is that they provide a balanced perspective of software, stating the pros and cons and letting the reader decide what suits their needs best. When you see an article like the one from HTG you immediately see the author has an axe to grind and can assume you will not be getting that important balanced perspective.

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An Update For The Best Free Windows Cleanup Tool 1 year 3 months ago MidnightCowboy

You can see various entries by searching the Piriform forum.

The fact is, no automated registry key deleting tool is guaranteed to be safe. If it was, there would be no need for a backup feature. :)

Fact also, you can have thousands of obsolete entries in your Windows registry and removing them won't make a measurable jot of difference to your computer speed or smoothness which are the two most favorite terms used by vendors of registry tools. The problem is these tools are programmed to work in a clean, functional version of Windows. Over time most systems can have user instigated corruptions that will hardly impair your system enjoyment and likely won't even be noticeable... until you run a registry tool. When said tool mis-identifies keys in these circumstances, deleting them can trash your system completely or make certain operations non functional. Experienced Windows users will edit their registry manually if they feel the need, others should leave it alone and not be influenced by vendor hype. It always used to amaze me how much in denial folks are about this particular subject. They used to rant at us in the shop claiming we just wanted money to do a new Windows install. Also, where we used to operate is quite a small city and we knew and were on friendly terms with most of our competitors. You would not believe how many users would rotate themselves around different PC repair outlets with the same problem. Used to be a standing joke as many of us used to meet up in the same bar after work. MC - Site Manager.

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Best Free File-Based Backup Program 1 year 3 months ago Sope

As far as I can tell, it looks like Comodo's "free" 10GB online storage is only a 90 day trial.... or am I missing something?

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An Update For The Best Free Windows Cleanup Tool 1 year 3 months ago Zenegog

What about CCleaner's registry cleaner? Obviously it's probably the most-used computer maintenance software and I haven't seen anything about it's registry cleaner causing havoc.

I just use CCleaner for registry cleaning, Is Wise Care's registry cleaner in the PC Checkup tool as intense as it's main registry cleaning tool?

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Finds of the Week: The Malware Museum, USB-C Cables Frying Laptops, 20 Useful and Fun Google Search Tricks, 100+ Free Adult Coloring Pages 1 year 3 months ago terrawarra

Thanks rhiannon,

I'm particularly interested in the free colouring pages but I find their site a bit "clunky".

Have to wade through a few links to find the freebie and then there's not a lot of choice.. should be easier or then, maybe it's just me ?

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Finds of the Week: The Malware Museum, USB-C Cables Frying Laptops, 20 Useful and Fun Google Search Tricks, 100+ Free Adult Coloring Pages 1 year 3 months ago rhiannon Thanks for the additions Jojo, very useful. Benson Leung has done a great job with the reviews. :) view
Finds of the Week: The Malware Museum, USB-C Cables Frying Laptops, 20 Useful and Fun Google Search Tricks, 100+ Free Adult Coloring Pages 1 year 3 months ago Jojo Yee

Good finds Rhiannon. It's worth taking heed of some USB-C cables frying laptops. Google engineer Benson Leung shares what cables and adapters to buy and not to buy in his blog posts here: https://plus.google.com/u/0/+BensonLeung/posts

Specifically his review of Surjtech's USB A-to-C cable that violated the spec and damaged his laptop: https://plus.google.com/u/0/+BensonLeung/posts/aFWWeiybe4P

See also his patch of small USB TypeC and Power Delivery accepted into the linux kernel. https://plus.google.com/u/0/+BensonLeung/posts/bsRtGavwszg

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An Update For The Best Free Windows Cleanup Tool 1 year 3 months ago godel

CCleaner's Registry function is one of the mildest and safest ones out there.

It gets rid of less stuff, but it's pretty safe.

I think I've also used the Registry cleaner in Glary Utilities safely, but you shouldn't have to clean your registry often.

Memory comes flooding back; Windows Secrets (pay walled) website did a test on registry cleaners last year, and I'm pretty sure CCleaner actually sped up boot times on a "dirty" OS, and it was the only one tested that did.

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An Update For The Best Free Windows Cleanup Tool 1 year 3 months ago godel

I agree about CCEnhancer but it slows CCleaner's operation significantly, so after you've ticked all the boxes of stuff you want deleted, run CCEnhancer's Trim function (under Advanced tab).

It speeds up things a lot.

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How to Repair Corrupt or Damaged Windows System Files with System File Checker 1 year 3 months ago tomhobber

I also used the sfc/scannow and it found corrupt files but could not repair them, what do we do next? please help.

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An Update For The Best Free Windows Cleanup Tool 1 year 3 months ago texastechy

I have used CCleaner for many years and never had any trouble cleaning old registry keys. In fact it seemed to make things better. By contrast I have found uninstaller programs broke more things than ever and I can still remember the horrors with that. Newer programs or operating systems seemed to have fixed uninstall errors. Have not had one in ages except for MS office problems. I use Revo Pro which works gr8.

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An Update For The Best Free Windows Cleanup Tool 1 year 3 months ago swreynolds

I tried CCleaner once. It removed so little junk that I didn't use it again. Look at DriveTidy or Find Junk Files if you want junk files removed. Caution, not for the feint of heart.

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An Addictive Browser-Based Strategy Game 1 year 3 months ago jmaloney

I'm enjoying this addictive game. Thanks. The computer wins more than I do, but I'm getting better. I won three in a row yesterday. I think my best win was 35 to 23.

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An Update For The Best Free Windows Cleanup Tool 1 year 3 months ago classicggma65

Used the free version for about a year before getting the Pro version. The first few months I used CCleaner I didn't think, or know, what to check or uncheck for cleaning. Learned very fast, especially when had a few problems...asked Microsoft Forum and had my fingers rapped neatly by people there who told me to Never clean my Registry. I am tech-challenged still, but am working on what is good to use and what is bad. Still use CCleaner but have unchecked every box in the registry section. Do like the cleaning it does on temporary files and have not had a bit of trouble since.

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An Update For The Best Free Windows Cleanup Tool 1 year 3 months ago eikelein

Crosseyedlemon,
that only introduces another layer of unnecessary complexity. For years now I use ONLY the portable version of Ccleaner because it's Cleaner (the temp file delete function) is so much faster than Windows' Disk Cleanup.
Even if I did use the installer version I am sufficiently grown-up to detect and uncheck unwanted toolbar installers!

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An Update For The Best Free Windows Cleanup Tool 1 year 3 months ago eikelein

MC, I fully second your motion.
There are posts in this thread that make my spine curl ;-) Like KenA using SlimWare utilities or Zenegog using Wise Care's 365 stuff. I know YMMV but my experience is that I saw way too many messed up systems that were running programs like these.

And I just LOVE cosseyedlemon's remark about the HTG article. He seems not even to have read the article; right up front in that article the HTG says "PC cleaning apps are digital snake oil" and "Windows includes built-in PC cleaning tools that can do almost all of what the average PC cleaning app will do for you". HTG is IMHO one of the best computer "advice" web sites for end users out there and I trust them.

Not only does that all confirm my hands-on experience, it shows too that "opinions" count for some people more than facts repeatedly proven. But then again, that mirrors life, doesn't it? Sigh...

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