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The New Look Gizmo's Freeware Website is now Online 1 year 5 days ago Tom Wilson

Very nice thanks.
I sometimes think it would be useful if the search box offered a platform specific search option - just a thought.

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The New Look Gizmo's Freeware Website is now Online 1 year 5 days ago blazer

Great! Easy to navigate, very clean and streamlined. Love the Gizmo site!

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The New Look Gizmo's Freeware Website is now Online 1 year 5 days ago Hobo

Great Job I like it.!

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The New Look Gizmo's Freeware Website is now Online 1 year 5 days ago keithr386

Love the new look! Very clean! Well done!

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The New Look Gizmo's Freeware Website is now Online 1 year 5 days ago Ennovy

Well done

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The New Look Gizmo's Freeware Website is now Online 1 year 5 days ago Blackbird

In the upper left,... just click on... "Home".

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The New Look Gizmo's Freeware Website is now Online 1 year 6 days ago kkanalz

Well, where is the LINK to get to your "new and improved" web site? I didn't see that in your article, guys.

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The New Look Gizmo's Freeware Website is now Online 1 year 6 days ago lewiek

Love It!!

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Best Free iPad Apps 1 year 6 days ago snowbound999

Regarding Wi-Fi Finder. It was developed by a company who changed their name back in June 2014 and is strictly a marketing company. The app has not been updated for almost 2 years. It has some wifi hotspots but is missing several national chains here. Also there are some errors in the current database and no way of correcting the locations of the incorrect HotSpots

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Get A $20 DVD Ripper For Free If You're Quick 1 year 6 days ago snowbound999

From the License Code.txt file in the download "Please note the license code should be activated before April.30, 2015. It doesn't support upgrade.". Guess that means the software will also no longer work if you format and reinstall Windows.

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Best Free CD Ripper 1 year 6 days ago MidnightCowboy

Thank you. The product details have now been updated. MC - Site Manager.

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Best Free CD Ripper 1 year 6 days ago Joe A.TT

CDex is at version 1.77 now. Also, perhaps there was no portable version at the time of writing but there is one now. See http://cdex.mu/?q=download

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Best Free CD-DVD Burning Software 1 year 6 days ago pctyson

ImgBurn is now heavily bundled with other programs during the installation process. You must be very careful to chose custom installation in all screens and to then deselect the additional software installation attempts. Be very careful as the "express versus "custom" option will appear several times in an attempt to install the crapware.

PCTyson

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Best Free Drive Cloning Software 1 year 1 week ago DavidFB

Windows Secrets has recently reviewed Imaging software and puts EaseUS Todo Backups (free) at the top, mentioning the only disadvantage is that it doesn't notify you if the backup drive is unplugged.

They also looked at AOMEI, noting it does notify you but doesn't purge old backups so will keep working until it fills your drive. And they mentioned Paragon.

The EaseUS web site now has a clear "Download Freeware" button. They then ask for your email address but allow you to uncheck being sent email. We'll see how polite they are about that.

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Best Free PDF Writer Software 1 year 1 week ago bawldiggle

I am using both Bullzip and PDFCreator for testing.. They both return *identical* results of this Gizmos web-page.
None of the web-links in the authors introduction are recreated as links by Bullzip or PDFCreator -- but -- links in each "product" outline do translate into web links.

Bullzip is faster than PDFCreator -- I found the long lag after using PDFCreator confusing. It left me wondering if I had to find the PDF file in a folder or was I going to be offered the SaveAs dialog. Bullzip is the simplest process where as PDFCreator offers more "features" but they require PDFArchitect.

For several weeks I have been testing every virtual printer I can find.
Unfortunately none so far will print forms and they all "miss" some web-page components.
My solution so far is to use free DuckLinkCapture in Scrolling-Window mode but obviously the PNG result does not capture any web-links.

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Best Free PDF Writer Software 1 year 1 week ago calias69

Hello everyone.
I am amazed with Bullzip !!! It worked fist time every time converting to PDF. I converted from NoteMaid and MS Word. Both converted to PDF and Adobe opened exactly as the instructions say.
FYI….I am just a typical guy with average computer know how. I am using the Bullzip to convert MS Word for my resume’ / job hunt applications. It works perfect exactly as you guys have stated. I appreciate very much this forum and will recommend Gizmo's to all my friends.
Also reading through this forum some have mentioned uninstall programs I never knew existed. Only uninstal Ive know are CCcleaner and the program that comes with Windows XP Much appreciated also is pointing out other download sites that cater to the companies that want "add on" included with "free" downloads. I will use Gismo's mow for all my download needs.
The dialogue you guys use is very understandable. For a person like myself without much computer savvy talk I understand most everything with a very few exceptions.
Thank you very much for a great website and forum
Calias69

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Best Free Online Applications and Services 1 year 1 week ago MikeR

Mammoth task, excellent reference resource. Due to the sheer size of it though there'll always be the odd problem with some services -- most notably in the field of song lyrics, where time and again the issue of copyright crops up.

I can't for the life of me see why I shouldn't be able to pick up on all the words of some of my favourite songs -- all the words, because very often the lyrics get lost. Major so-called "lyric finders" like LyricWikia, mentioned on here, repeatedly stumble in their searches, reporting that "unfortunately, we are not licensed to display the full lyrics for this song at the moment. Hopefully, we will be able to in the future. Until then. . . how about a random page?"

Er, well, thanks but no thanks. I'm looking to singalong to the The Last Resort by The Eagles, and very much doubt I'm going to be arrested as I drive along because my voice is in breach of copyright. LyricWikia's offer of "a random page" ain't exactly what I had in mind. Good thing, then, that azlyrics.com is still around.

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250 Best Free Online PC Games In One Place 1 year 1 week ago Diva53d

Thanks for the list I have been looking for free games for my 12 yr old! I love hidden object/adventure games. Hard to find those. :)

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Best Free Software for Linux 1 year 1 week ago Panzer

Lutris is an open gaming platform for Linux. It helps you install and manage your games in a unified interface:

https://lutris.net/

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More Free Backup Software Recommendations & Reviews 1 year 1 week ago MidnightCowboy

Thank you. The link has now been updated. MC - Site Manager.

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Best Free Android Apps -Updated 2016 1 year 1 week ago AndrewK

The best free ebook reader for Android is Aldiko - I've tried them all and this is the only one that handles Adobe DRM, renders accented Greek and Hebrew with the default font, and can handle a 56Mb epub file.

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More Free Backup Software Recommendations & Reviews 1 year 1 week ago MrBrian

DataSafe Backup isn't available at the provided link.

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Best Free Digital Image Viewer 1 year 1 week ago marcdarkin

Thanks, Panzer. Will have a look.

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Best Free PC Games 1 year 1 week ago Panzer

Potawomi - use your wits and divine power over the element of fire to solve puzzles and defeat malevolent enemies. Retrieve the sacred flame before the world collapses:

http://games.digipen.edu/games/potawatomi#.VTdluCkWC5t

 

Void - explore the crumbling ruins of an ancient manor by manipulating portals into the past in this first-person puzzle game with a unique time-traveling mechanic:

http://games.digipen.edu/games/void#.VTdluCkWC5t

 

Twisted - play through 10 epic levels in this colorful, 2D platformer - devouring dragonflies, dodging killer bees, and using your color-changing ability to adapt to the hostile alien environment:

http://games.digipen.edu/games/twisted#.VTdluSkWC5u

 

Arc is a competitive multi-player racing game set in a mythic SciFi world. Players race through deserts and alien constructs on a distant planet under the blue glow of an alien sky, attempting to out-maneuver their opponents and complete the race. Your driving and shooting skills will be challenged in this beautiful, alien environment:

http://games.digipen.edu/games/arc#.VTdnApNIG1k

 

Flickers is an abstract, atmospheric, timing-based 2D platformer following the journey of the player from the heart of a dying flower through a world blanketed in perpetual twilight. Jump between hovering sparks called "flickers" as you make your way through painterly environments to reach the moon and transform the world around you:

http://games.digipen.edu/games/flickers#.VTdnY5NIG1k

 

Leshy is a 3D platformer in which you control a sphere with size-changing powers. Shrink and discover worlds within worlds:

http://games.digipen.edu/games/leshy#.VTdoKZNIG1k

 

Blockhead - overcome a series of increasingly difficult and dangerous trials by manipulating your environment one block at a time:

http://games.digipen.edu/games/blockhead#.VTdoIpNIG1k

 

Base Invaders - use traps to protect your tower from hordes of dim-witted invaders in this cartoony, action-oriented strategy game:

http://games.digipen.edu/games/base-invaders#.VTdo8pNIG1k

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Best Free Software for Linux 1 year 1 week ago Panzer

O-Inari Origami is a game about a paper fox in a paper world:

http://ludumdare.com/compo/ludum-dare-31/?action=preview&uid=22357

 

Iris is a 2D side-scrolling adventure platformer that tells a story about Iris traveling to an exquisite world, Chromaland to save her sister:

http://irisjourneygame.wix.com/iris

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Best Free PC Games 1 year 1 week ago Panzer

Unturned is a sandbox game in the emerging multiplayer apocalypse survival genre:

http://store.steampowered.com/app/304930?

 

AdVenture Capitalist:

http://store.steampowered.com/app/346900/

 

Iris is a 2D side-scrolling adventure platformer that tells a story about Iris traveling to an exquisite world, Chromaland to save her sister:

http://irisjourneygame.wix.com/iris

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Best Free Sandbox Game 1 year 1 week ago Panzer

Unturned is a sandbox game in the emerging multiplayer apocalypse survival genre:

http://store.steampowered.com/app/304930?

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Best Free PC Games 1 year 1 week ago Panzer

"... Set in the 16th century, Pioneers is an atmospheric turn-based exploration/adventure RPG where you lead a party of travellers in search of treasure-rich temples, new tribes and ways to go down in history - ways to go beyond the horizon. To achieve all that you complete quests building up your reputation to become a sought out explorer by kings and commoners alike ...":

http://eigen.itch.io/pioneers

 

O-Inari Origami is a game about a paper fox in a paper world:

http://ludumdare.com/compo/ludum-dare-31/?action=preview&uid=22357

 

Dungelot:

http://dungelot.com/

 

CrossCode - A retro-inspired 2D Action RPG set in the distant future:

http://gamejolt.com/games/rpg/crosscode/47920/

 

Corrypt:

http://mightyvision.blogspot.com/2012/12/corrypt.html

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Best Free Digital Image Viewer 1 year 1 week ago Panzer

Little Image Viewer:

http://www.inntalsoftware.de/en/little-image-viewer.html

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Free eBooks And Audiobooks To Read Online Or Download 1 year 1 week ago richardlatu

Wonderful provision. Thank you dear team for the hard work and for making this available to us. warm regards, Richard

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Best Free Android Apps -Updated 2016 1 year 1 week ago LukeSBE

What, no Hearthstone? Finally available on Android phones as well...

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Three More Quick Tricks for Better Use of Windows 8.1 1 year 1 week ago Alan Wade

Also in Windows 10 :)

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Best Free Antivirus Software 1 year 1 week ago George.J

I dont' use Avast anymore but while I used it in the past, I don't think I had the pop-up troubles that you experience. The way you say it, it's what I feel about Avira in the past, but Avira has stopped with it's ads and stuff, and is a clean product today.

I have switched to Qihoo 360 since an year or two, and one thing I feel great about a totally freeware product like this is that, not only you get all the features for free, you don't get reminders to switch to the commercial version. 

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Best Free PC Games 1 year 1 week ago Panzer

Red Crucible  - first person shooter:

http://rocketeergames.com/site/rcf

 

The Knobbly Crook: Chapter I  - The Horse You Sailed In:

http://gamejolt.com/games/adventure/the-knobbly-crook-chapter-i-the-hors...

 

Spacejacked (Endless Mode):

http://gamejolt.com/games/arcade/spacejacked-endless-mode/50894/

 

WizardWizard is a challenging and addicting platformer with tight controls and simple mechanics:

http://crateboy.itch.io/wizardwizard

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Best Free Search Engine 1 year 1 week ago Panzer

Instya - search multiple search engines, shopping sites, dictionaries, answer sites, news, images, videos and much more with just a click:

http://www.instya.com/

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Best Free File Archiver-Zip Utility 1 year 1 week ago Panzer

"...AZip -  zip archive manager with a portable user interface and unique content search and smart archive update features ...":

http://sourceforge.net/projects/azip/

 

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Best Free Software for Linux 1 year 1 week ago Panzer

Nomacs for Linux:

http://nomacs.org/

http://nomacs.org/download/

 

Mednafen is a portable, utilizing OpenGL and SDL, argument(command-line)-driven multi-system emulator:

http://mednafen.sourceforge.net/

 

Kanboard is a simple visual task board software:

http://kanboard.net/

http://kanboard.net/documentation (installation instructions)

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Best Free Ways to Learn Programming 1 year 1 week ago Panzer

Code Kingdoms wants to inspire kids to learn one of the essential creative skills of the 21st Century - coding:

http://codekingdoms.com/

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Best Free PC Games 1 year 1 week ago Panzer

404Sight is a free game made in support of net neutrality. It’s a 3D playground runner influenced by parkour running with the addition of a special ping ability that reveals areas that can speed the player up or slow them down:

http://store.steampowered.com/app/361630/

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Best Free Antivirus Software 1 year 1 week ago terrawarra

G'day Anupam,

When I first installed Avast about 3 years ago, everything was good.... it was quite unobtrusive and yet quick to strike on any bad guys.

In the past year or so, with the regular updates from Avast, it seems to have become bloated and whilst I was still very happy with the protection it provided, it did become intrusive , the constant pop ups telling me that there were X amount of problems/issues with my PC seemed like a ploy offered by many shonky software programs that diagnose your PC, find many problems and then offer to fix them for a fee of course !
The Avast pop up invited me to click on a button to fix the issues with my PC and instantly I was greeted with a new message advising me that it would cost for the premium features to carry out this task.
Doesn't matter how many times I declined, the pop ups kept coming.
Bottom line ?..... yes, the pop ups did start to annoy me.
I know that Gizmos site does not endorse any paid-for commercial product and I believe that the free version of Avast is pushing the boundaries here with its constant nagging to upgrade to the premium version.
Meanwhile, I have Bitdefender free version running..... it's so unobtrusive and sometimes I wonder if it's doing anything but it has detected and quarantined 6 items since I installed it about a week ago. The only thing missing from it is email scanning but that doesn't bother me.

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Best Free DVD Ripper 1 year 1 week ago Viola4u

Congrats Techsupportalert! The new design of your website is awesome! heartwinkdevil

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Best Free Children's eBooks Online 1 year 1 week ago markwfcondon

www.UniteforLiteracy.com is a free online library of over 150 narrated picture books for children from birth through about age 8. The books are narrated in English and up to 30 other languages. Supported by local businesses and professionals dedicated to world literacy, the library has as its goal to create picture book abundance for those new to reading. With abundant picture books we hope to grow avid, lifelong readers. These books are also particularly valuable for those learning English.
Read. Talk about the books. Relax and have fun.

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Play The Murder Detective In This Superb Game 1 year 1 week ago classicggma65

I understand Only Part 1 is free...we have to pay for each part after that...Don't want to invest time in a game only to have to wait, or find out the next part may have small cost, but the whole will be more that I want to pay for any game.
When I sit down to play a game I want to have all the parts together. That way I don't have to wait to move on. While it looks interesting, think I'll pass.

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Free Science Fiction & Fantasy eBooks Online 1 year 1 week ago KetchupKid

Book Glutton and a sister site are gone ... twilight zone!

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Free Science Fiction & Fantasy eBooks Online 1 year 1 week ago KetchupKid

The Amazon ebooks are ALL books in various series' and designed to entice you into buying the rest of the series.

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Edit PDF Files Online, For Free. No Download Required. 1 year 1 week ago eidebra

Many thanks for great effort

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Best Free Income Tax Filing Software and Service 1 year 2 weeks ago okrick Reviewed their web site. Corrected my comments. Have no idea where I got this from--probably wording changed since I first looked. Thanks for pointing this out. Rick view
Best Free Income Tax Filing Software and Service 1 year 2 weeks ago Ron999

State returns with TaxHawk are NOT free, regardless of income.

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Best Free Desktop Search Utility 1 year 2 weeks ago damobert

Did somebody already try the new free lookeen version? I did not find any review online... (free.lookeen.com)

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Best Free Antivirus Software 1 year 2 weeks ago Anupam Were you that annoyed with the pop-ups? I have Avast on my system, and I think the pop-ups occur only when the definitions are updated. Although their size has increased, still, I do not find them annoying. It's something I can do with, considering the fact that the antivirus is great, and free. view
Best Free Antivirus Software 1 year 2 weeks ago tberty

I think here is three of the best free antivirus software for multi-platform, including Windows, Mac OS X, Android and iOS.

- Avast
- AVG
- Avira

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Best Free File Manager 1 year 2 weeks ago Panzer "... Konvertor is a fast and reliable two-panel, multi-tabs file manager for Windows. It has an intuitive interface, offers viewers for all popular file formats as well as uncommon and very rare ones ..." (now free): http://www.konvertor.net/index.html view
Best Free Software for Linux 1 year 2 weeks ago Panzer "... KMediaTorrent allows you to stream bittorrent magnet links right from XBMC/KODI, without having to wait for the whole file to download, thanks to sequential download ...": https://github.com/jmarth/plugin.video.kmediatorrent view
Best Free Software for Mac OS 1 year 2 weeks ago Sea Mac Hey, Hey! Only a Year Late ... Thank you for the GREAT Suggestion! view
Best Free PDF Writer Software 1 year 2 weeks ago rogdias

I've been using BullZIP for less than a month, and it was working OK.
But then, after a while, my network actual printer stopped being seen. Furthermore I could not install it again, in fact not any printer, it gave a message saying that the local spooler wasn't running. But there was no way to make it function. I've tried do restore a checkpoint and even that failed. I began uninstalling recent software tryng to solve that. I used Revo Uninstaller to uninstall some recent softwares to no avail. BullZIP did not appear in the list of installed softwares. It was only when I used the Windows uninstall that it did appear. I uninstalled it and voilà everything went well after that.
I am telling this to help somebody who could have the same problem, probably not common, but it was making me mad seeking a solution.

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Best Free PDF Writer Software 1 year 2 weeks ago rogdias

CutePDF now offers option NOT to install Ask Toolbar.

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Best Free Antivirus Software 1 year 2 weeks ago MojoSweets

ESET Smart Security 8 is the only product that found an infection I long suspected. I selected it based on how it performed in recent AV-Comparatives testing, and because of their 30-day free trial. Thirty days was not quite long enough for me to see how well ESET removed the quarantined Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.H and other Win32 variants.

ESET really impressed me. I think you should check it out.

MojoSweets

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Comprehensive Free PHP Programming Environment Gets Update 1 year 2 weeks ago SwanKnight

Sadly, the free version doesn't support JQuery which pretty much makes it useless for me.

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Best Free Antivirus Software 1 year 2 weeks ago terrawarra

Thanks George and MC.... it's obvious that we don't live in a perfect world so I can cop the odd glitch from software that's free.
cheers

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Best Free Antivirus Software 1 year 2 weeks ago Remah The RogueKiller website has a well structured and comprehensive article that goes into a lot more detail but is relatively easy to read if you bypass the programming examples: Making an antivirus engine : the guidelines. view
Best Free Antivirus Software 1 year 2 weeks ago MidnightCowboy I downloaded the installer today from the link on our page. The file was: cav_installer_3272_7b.exe (204.1 MB). I selected the language and unticked the options for cloud based behavioural analysis and anonymous usage statistics. I then chose "customize installation" and unticked the options for GeekBuddy and the Comodo browser (Comodo Dragon was already installed on my system which is why it appears in the program list) Proceeding with the installation I also unchecked the options for using Comodo DNS and the search engine change. The result was a clean install with nothing else added or changed. http://i.imgur.com/1meMBnK.png If you research this properly you will find that GeekBuddy can also be included with a third party wrapped installer, so if you obtain the program from a different source, it is still possible for this to be installed even though this option in the Comodo install process was denied. MC - Site Manager. http://malwaretips.com/blogs/comodo-geekbuddy-removal/ view
Best Free Antivirus Software 1 year 2 weeks ago George.J This happened to me once in the past, even after choosing custom options, GeekBuddy still got installed. view
Best Free Antivirus Software 1 year 2 weeks ago George.J Why Antivirus software may use Kernel Mode Drivers? Something to think about. view
Best Free Parental Filter 1 year 2 weeks ago MidnightCowboy Is working fine for me. MC - Site Manager. view
Best Free Antivirus Software 1 year 2 weeks ago terrawarra

I recently dumped Avast after many years simply because of the annoying advertising pop-ups. After reading the recommendations by Chiron for Comodo, I installed it and have had it running for a few days now. No problems with it except for the deceiving tactics by Comodo during the install process.
Despite selecting "custom install" and unchecking the boxes that I didn't want, Comodo ignored that and installed everything.... I had to manually get rid of geek buddy and the Comodo browser.
How can this forum recommend software that continually breaks the rules ?

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Best Free Software for Mac OS 1 year 2 weeks ago Sea Mac Yes, the latest version from the Apple App store DOES cost money .... HOWEVER ... the last free version of Xee - 2.2 - is still freely available, and DOES seem to still work on Mac OS X 10.9.5 ... at least it launched when I tested it, and all of the pieces appeared to be there ... I'm putting it BACK ... it is still of use. "The Last Free Version" is still good enough. view
Best Free Clipboard Replacement Utility 1 year 2 weeks ago fred here

Just found a program called CLIPDIARY. awesome freeware. basically, it stores every single copied item in a list format. stores 50 on one page and just flip through the pages in chronological order. stores 100,000 items. text, http page, etc. searchable, but only with paid version. just what i was looking for. i only found it an hour ago, so more later if something new. ver 1 is freeware, ver 3 updated 2015 is payware. it is awesome. unfortunately, in freeware, you have to highlight in list and then copy to clipboard in order to copy to whereever. i would have thought highlighting it would be enough. dont know about paid version. still nice to have the database though. just found out that you can highlight and go to menu "clip" and paste to active window. can use shortcuts so should be able to do it that way, all this in the freeware version. they do have 30 day trial if you want.

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Best Free Undeletable File Remover 1 year 2 weeks ago rfithen

Anyone Try iObit Unlocker, I've been using it for a couple years.

http://www.iobit.com/iobit-unlocker.php

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Best Free Parental Filter 1 year 2 weeks ago MrBrian Link http://onlinefamily.norton.com/ does not work. view
How to Know If Your Computer Is Infected 1 year 2 weeks ago tacenator

Hi,
I have no reason to believe my system is infected. TDSSKiller ran fine and found no threats. However, CCE does not work on my 64 bit system. It starts to scan and then just vanishes. This happens with any of the scan modes. It appears to be a problem as the forums at Comodo show this, but no fixes. You suggest to use Comodo Internet Security in another article, but I am leery as Comodo CCE fails and the chat failed at their website. I could not find a download page which may contain a more recent version of CCE. Not a great website. I understand you manage forums for Comodo. Can you help?

TIA,

Tom

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Best Free Sticky Notes Utility 1 year 2 weeks ago R.Anderson

I've tried several sticky notes. PNotes is very complicated. 7StickyNotes a good option but I do not like to download such a sized program (5-6 mb). Simple Sticky Notes is very small software (setup file ~900kb) it is very simple (realy simple!) and easy to use software.( http://www.simplestickynotes.com )
GloboNote is very nice software (but i don't like java because java is slow)

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Best Free Parental Filter 1 year 2 weeks ago rfithen

This one seems polished.

http://www.qustodio.com/en/

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Best Free Rootkit Scanner and Remover 1 year 2 weeks ago MidnightCowboy Thank you. The link has now been updated. MC - Site Manager. view
Best Free Rootkit Scanner and Remover 1 year 2 weeks ago MrBrian F-Secure Blacklight is not available at the link provided. view
Concerned About The Demise Of Truecrypt? Try This Freebie Instead. 1 year 2 weeks ago PeterRocket

I thought there would be at least one comment relative to the article ON THIS PAGE that discusses Cryptainer, from a company called Cypherix. I just downloaded the 16.8MB free, fully functional lite version of Cypherix.

Any program that has compatibility with every iteration of Windows from Win95 to Windows 8 has to be something special.

I'm going to try it out and come back on here to give you a user report

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Windows File Name Restrictions – Why a File Name Can be too Long 1 year 2 weeks ago meyecommander

Actually, "...Why a File Name Can be too Long" is the correct phrasing: v.laurie's article briefly explains the limits imposed by Windows and the results (rejection) when a file name exceeds these limits which occurs when a file name IS too long. If you want to get down to semantics, then obviously a file name CAN be too long for use by Windows, but it is not permitted (by Windows) to be too long for use by Windows.

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Windows File Name Restrictions – Why a File Name Can be too Long 1 year 2 weeks ago smweb2.0

Good read, only issue is the title. "Windows File Name Restrictions – Why a File Name Can be too Long" - the title should read "can't".

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Free Windows Desktop Software Security List 1 year 2 weeks ago J_L A new revised list is coming soon! Tell us what you think. view
Best Free Program Launcher 1 year 2 weeks ago kessy26

My personal favorite is GimeSpace Quickmenu:
http://gimespace.com/quickmenu.html

Really the smoothest task launcher and switcher I have used so far.

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Best Free Antivirus Software 1 year 2 weeks ago MidnightCowboy It is never advisable to install more than one antivirus program. There are umpteen posts from reputed sources on the web about this, these being just a few. http://www.pcworld.com/article/2034141/one-antivirus-program-is-better-t... http://www.computerhope.com/issues/ch001136.htm http://blogs.microsoft.com/cybertrust/2014/08/05/can-i-run-more-than-one... Secondary scanners that are designed for this purpose are fine, but there are also risks associated with installing a second real-time product and then disabling the active protection. In any case, it is always better to prevent infection rather than trying to clean up after one. The best strategy therefore is to understand how and where from you became infected previously and then tailor your PC usage to avoid further repetition. Having 10 scanners on board still won't help if there is an underlying usage trend to become infected. You might find these articles of interest. MC - Site Manager. http://www.techsupportalert.com/content/what-else-have-you-just-download... http://www.techsupportalert.com/content/safe-computing-under-hour.htm http://www.techsupportalert.com/content/introduction-light-virtualizatio... view
Best Free High Dynamic Range (HDR) Software 1 year 2 weeks ago RickeeBoy

Tried Fusion and worked ok on SUMM (as advised) thought I'd try Luminescence but it doesn't accept PNG files therefore will keep to Fusion - Cheers

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Best Free Web Form Filler and Password Manager 1 year 2 weeks ago AJNorth

Greetings,

KeePass 2.29 (stable) was released today (both the installed & portable versions) - http://keepass.info/news/n150410_2.29.html (they recommend upgrading from any previous 2.x version to 2.29).

Version 2.2.9 introduces fully-signed binaries in the password manager, amongst other improvements (including better Firefox integration using the KeeFox plug-in - https://addons.mozilla.org/en-us/firefox/addon/keefox/).

For a comparison between the "Classic Edition" (version 1.29) and v. 2.29, see the Edition Comparison Table at http://keepass.info/compare.html .

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Best Free Antivirus Software 1 year 2 weeks ago Batchman

About two months ago, I had to wipe my computer and reset to factory specs, after a virus-related issue I just couldn't get rid of. (Happens about once a year for me. Means I'd like to see the death penalty for all virus writers.)

For the last two months I have been letting the built in trial version of one of the companies that doesn't have a free virus option cover my system, while backing it up with Spybot (for the immunization protection), Ad-Aware (just because it has been one of my back-up options for ages) and MalwareBytes because it cleans up almost anything.

Today, the trial software (which still had four days left) turned itself off, and turned off my firewall, too. I did scans with all four products, none finding anything, removed the trial virus program, and installed BitDefender as my 'active' program, with the other three still being regularly used manually to scan for problems.

Considering adding Avira as just another 'try it once a week or so, looking for any problems.'

Since MalwareBytes is almost always my first thing to throw at anything that acts weird, most of the others never get a chance to find anything, but I still lake the extra options to try and make sure everything is good.

Any thoughts or comments?

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Best Free Photo Slideshow Software 1 year 2 weeks ago StahlSS Hi Motorguy I certainly am pleased to hear that there is still interest in slideshow production. Check out some of the free programs reviewed at the beginning of this category. I believe they may be at least a good introduction to the possibilities for adding transitions, narration, music, slide manipulation, titles, etc to make your productions more interesting. You did not indicate the city you live in, but most of the senior centers have computer classes and will allow use of the equipment for classes on slideshow production, if one of your people have had some experience with such programs. Please let me know if I can suggest course content or other help. In addition, most programs will allow the picture content to be stored as data in addition to the video program, so that the viewer can print out chosen pictures from within the video. Keep up your interest, Don Stahl (also a senior citizen !) view
Protect Yourself From Inquisitive Website Operators 1 year 2 weeks ago atomMan

it's a work in progress, but here is a guide i wrote for Firefox/Gecko users...
http://12bytes.org/articles/tech/firefoxgecko-configuration-guide-for-pr...

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Best Free CD-DVD Emulation Software 1 year 2 weeks ago indiankoboy

Hi Jojo Yee,

thanks a lot

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Protect Yourself From Inquisitive Website Operators 1 year 2 weeks ago MidnightCowboy There are just three comments against the current release (0.8.16), one of which is.. "Works as advertised. Light and runs in background, won't slow you browser. A very good idea to install". The comment reporting a bug was responded to by the developer thus: "Dear user. Sorry for the trouble, we 're investigating the issue to address the problem you reported. Be sure that TMN should not be interfering and there is no risk TMN will corrupt files. I tried to reproduce the bug and posted a comment on Reddit but it worked well so we would need additional information to reproduce the bug. Please file a bug report or contact us by email to help us". I'm not sure how this qualifies it to be "buggy as hell from users comments" as all the other comments relate to previous releases. Considering the number of users runs to over 27,000 it is fair to assume it must be working well enough for the majority although this type of addon is always likely to trigger occasional issues depending on the host system specs, how it is configured and what security software is installed. MC - Site Manager. view
Get $440 Worth Of Network Monitoring Software For Free 1 year 2 weeks ago rob.schifreen For the last couple of years I've actually been a fully paid up user of PRTG (the 100 sensor version, at some $400). I chose it to monitor the 15 servers that I look after as part of my day job, and I have to say that it's been very good indeed. So when I heard that the product is now free, I was doubly interested. When the company increased the number of free sensors from 10 to 30, they said that it was because hardly any of their paying customers used such a low number of sensors, and so they wouldn't lose out by increasing the free quota. Presumably it's now the case that the vast majority of their customers use (and pay for) more than 100 sensors. Which, if I had the time and the staff to sit in front of all those red and green blocks all day, I would do too. But when it's merely one part of a job, keeping track of 100 things is plenty. Also, note that PRTG uses 3 sensors to monitor itself so there's actually only 97 available for you. But that's still plenty for a lot of people. view
Cnet (Download.com) Wrapped Installer 1 year 2 weeks ago Donavan M J. Rene'

Hello, Just happy to sign in today, April 10, 2015 at about 2:49 p.m. I am looking forward to using service.

Respectfully,

Donavan M J. Rene'

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Protect Yourself From Inquisitive Website Operators 1 year 2 weeks ago Fairportfan

I suspect this may violate various search engine's ToS - sounds as if it's essentially a small-scale DDOS attack

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Protect Yourself From Inquisitive Website Operators 1 year 2 weeks ago subtext

Gizmo's, the recommended app is buggy as hell from users comments, many reporting identical issues. WHY recommend if it's instability, and buggy nature is in detailed in "comments"? Great ideas only great if not harmful. Seriously.

It diminishes value of your guidance. I want to feel I can track down a Gismo's offering, without discovering it's problematic when I get there. Truly curious.
Thanks.

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Best Free Genealogy or Family Tree Software 1 year 2 weeks ago okrick I did test whether each program supports Unicode characters. Rick view
Best Free Genealogy or Family Tree Software 1 year 2 weeks ago deckie49

lilakinney,
sorry to hear you picked up a virus, but i would seriously doubt it had anything to do with legacy familytree program. did you download from their website? millenium software (makers of legacy) is a very reputable company and legacy is a top genealogy program for serious genealogists. if you liked their program (aside from picking up a virus) you might do well to reconsider once you deal with the virus issues.

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Protect Yourself From Inquisitive Website Operators 1 year 2 weeks ago FJMcNasty

Seems a bit like tempting fate if it allows you to attract the attention of the Security services. I don't really want my front door to be battered down at 04:30.

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Protect Yourself From Inquisitive Website Operators 1 year 2 weeks ago ixan

There is a Chrome one listed on the TrackMeot website
https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/trackmenot/cgllkjmdafllcidaehj...

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Running A Small Business? Free CRM Software. 1 year 2 weeks ago abrandt

Thank you for this CRM article. Would like to see some in depth articles, hopefully in the near future!

Another potentially attractive option based on customizability and user-friendliness is:

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click on "ALL FEATURES" link (bottom of page) for full description:
http://www.apptivo.com/app-pricing/#

Reviews:
www.crunchbase.com/company/apptivo |
http://sellmorenow.com/crm-review/apptivo/# |
www.crmidol.com/search/node/Apptivo |

Demos:
www.apptivo.com/business-software-demos |

DISCLOSURE: The above info has been been archived in my Evernote CRM notes. I am not yet using a CRM... although the need is likely eminent... so I have been looking at the many options available.
IN July 2013, I personally spoke with the Founder & CEO, Bastin Gerard, who was courteous and helpful.

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Protect Yourself From Inquisitive Website Operators 1 year 2 weeks ago JamesCA

Will bandwidth usage increase if using this addon

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Protect Yourself From Inquisitive Website Operators 1 year 3 weeks ago camile

Is there something equivalent with Internet Explorer or Chrome??

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Protect Yourself From Inquisitive Website Operators 1 year 3 weeks ago greyman

It will be interesting to see how this Add-On for FireFox works out.
Seems to have lots of potential. Both to do what is intended,(devaluation of stats) and for abuse, perhaps, by those who would use it to to the end of what my dearly departed mother would call poking their eye out. lol Interesting concept, and a great find!

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Best Free CD-DVD Emulation Software 1 year 3 weeks ago Jojo Yee As provided in a section of this article, ISO is a standard ISO 9660 image, supported by most emulation software. view

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