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Best Free Spyware And Adware Remover 10 months 2 weeks ago BootzLeRu3

I have used ADWCleaner on more than a couple of occasions. I haven't kept a physical copy in order to avoid conflicts with Microsoft's latest system protection technology.

It always works for me, so far. Not sure what happens in the registry. Be careful to get from a clean site.

It's also very quick to install and to do what it does for your immediate problems.

I am probably going to add to my s/w folder for a little while. Just used it last 08/19/2014. It fixed my problem removing browser highjacker istart123. That stuff is nasty.

If you haven't already used it by this msg date, I would advise you to try it and report your results.

Bootzee

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Best Free File-Based Backup Program 10 months 2 weeks ago AndyR free file sync now has that ability however it is very basic and does slow down operations slightly when your accessing said folder. view
Best Free Software for Linux 10 months 2 weeks ago Jojo Yee It's coincident Panzer as I was trying out the same application before reading your good suggestion. This app works pretty well and is a good alternative to PDF Shuffler. Now added to the list. view
Best Free Undeletable File Remover 10 months 2 weeks ago MrDog

Chrome also refuses to download it as it claims it is Malware. Sure the developer claims it is all OK but that implies a lot of trust - I am sure all Malware authors would make the same claim.

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Best Free Antivirus Software 10 months 2 weeks ago Chiron Thank you very much for pointing this out to me, and I very much do encourage that any reader who notices an issue brings it to my attention. I do keep track of all issues reported, and, if possible, these will be addressed as soon as possible. For this situation, I have edited the Quick Selection part to now explain this situation. There is an issue where there are significant limitations to Windows XP x64. These are such that if you are running the 64 bit edition I would advise that you use a different AV instead. However, Windows XP x32 should work fine. Please let me know if this answers your question, or if you have noticed any other issues. Anything you can bring to my attention would be appreciated. Thank you. view
How to Report Malware or False Positives to Multiple Antivirus Vendors 10 months 2 weeks ago Chiron Thank you, and I am sorry for the misunderstanding. I have now edited the article. Is it now correct? view
The Fastest Text Editor I've Ever Seen 10 months 2 weeks ago Rick Grunwald

I still use metapad. I tried this one and it isn't really for me
But thanks for offering it!

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Increase Your Browsing Speed And Privacy With Ghostery 10 months 2 weeks ago bernardz Can you confirm that, I am sure I did that and yet I discovered on my machine after I installed some software from cnet a so-called shopping program that embedded itself into my computer! I do not know what it did, but it took ages to get rid of it. Maybe it was the software vendor not cnet but since then I refuse to download anything from cnet. view
Increase Your Browsing Speed And Privacy With Ghostery 10 months 2 weeks ago sicknero

Oh yeah ... I just checked in detail and Ghostery was blocking the ajax search API.

I didn't look properly before because I didn't mind just whitelisting TSA globally if I wanted to do a search.

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Increase Your Browsing Speed And Privacy With Ghostery 10 months 2 weeks ago Joe A.TT

Strange. I allow TSA in NoScript but I don't have to whitelist anything in Ghostery and searching works. I'm on Windows 8.1 but I don't think that should make any difference.

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The Fastest Text Editor I've Ever Seen 10 months 2 weeks ago Jorpho

What exactly are you doing that requires you to load a text file that's hundreds of megabytes in size..? It sounds inherently risky.

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Increase Your Browsing Speed And Privacy With Ghostery 10 months 2 weeks ago sicknero

I've been around the block with all or most of these I think and always come back to Ghostery.

It can require a bit of user input to get it to play nicely with other add-ons such as NoScript or cookie managers, and to be truthful I can't say I've noticed any difference in browsing speed really.

It does break some websites, or portions of them ... for instance I can never make the TSA search option work unless I whitelist the whole site.

I like having it running though and concerns over their business practises are completely groundless imo. For one thing it's a simple tick to opt out but even if you don't they are completely open about what they do, if anyone has the inclination to actually go and read the information provided on the site.

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Severe Problems with Windows August Updates 10 months 2 weeks ago Gil Mensch

V.laurie, I just wanted to point out that the price for the paid version of that well-known newsletter you refer to is at the discretion of the subscriber. So, if you thought the newsletter was only worth $1/year, according to what they say, you would receive a year's subscription for that price.

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The Fastest Text Editor I've Ever Seen 10 months 2 weeks ago sicknero

Looks nice but the idea of having to download an installer and then downgrade it after installation just turns me off it sorry.

I've used AkelPad portable for two or three years now, it's crammed with features but manages to stay very quick and light imo.

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Increase Your Browsing Speed And Privacy With Ghostery 10 months 2 weeks ago famewolf

I personally prefer Privacy Badger by the electronic frontier foundation (the name in privacy on the web in my opinion..they don't use your data for anything). https://www.eff.org/privacybadger

From their F.A.Q.:

What is Privacy Badger?

Privacy Badger is a browser add-on that stops advertisers and other third-party trackers from secretly tracking where you go and what pages you look at on the web. If an advertiser seems to be tracking you across multiple websites without your permission, Privacy Badger automatically blocks that advertiser from loading any more content in your browser. To the advertiser, it's like you suddenly disappeared.

How is Privacy Badger different to Disconnect, Adblock Plus, Ghostery, and other blocking extensions?

Privacy Badger was born out of our desire to be able to recommend a single extension that would automatically analyze and block any tracker or ad that violated the principle of user consent; which could function well without any settings, knowledge or configuration by the user; which is produced by an organization that is unambiguously working for its users rather than for advertisers; and which uses algorithmic methods to decide what is and isn't tracking.

Although we like Disconnect, Adblock Plus, Ghostery and similar products (in fact Privacy Badger is based on the ABP code!), none of them are exactly what we were looking for. In our testing, all of them required some custom configuration to block non-consensual trackers. Several of these extensions have business models that we weren't entirely comfortable with. And EFF hopes that by developing rigorous algorithmic and policy methods for detecting and preventing non-consensual tracking, we'll produce a codebase that could in fact be adopted by those other extensions, or by mainstream browsers, to give users maximal control over who does and doesn't get to know what they do online.

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The Fastest Text Editor I've Ever Seen 10 months 2 weeks ago Niefer

I'm using EmEditor for about decade. Column mode and TRUE UNICODE support, + tabs and full customization (of almost everything) were the reasons for me to choose this text editor.

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Increase Your Browsing Speed And Privacy With Ghostery 10 months 2 weeks ago illumin8r

When downloading from c|net, you can ALWAYS opt out of downloading anything that you don't want. Whether you download from the software's article location on download.com or using the C|net Download App, if there is anything included in the download other than the program you want, they will always give you the option to decline including the add-on CRAP with the main download. This is not the case with many other aggregate download sites, where you may have to uninstall the "extras" after installing the item you originally wanted.

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The Fastest Text Editor I've Ever Seen 10 months 2 weeks ago runbei

Granted this is personal, but I can't use a text editor that doesn't let me customize the editing shortcut keys extensively. So I'm sticking with NotePad++. First thing I do on installing any text-editing or word-processing apps is create WordStar-like editing keys for max word-juggling speed.

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Best Free Web Browser 10 months 2 weeks ago Aninnymous

It would be useful to inform us all about the cluster of each "mega" browser 'clones'. Perhaps each list could be included after the discussion of the particular browser with a brief description of the main advantage of the alternate.

FireFox has WaterFox, PaleMoon, Sea Monkey, etc.

Chrome has Comodo Dragon, SRWare Iron, RockMelt, Chromium, etc.

And so on.

It's hard to keep track of all the useful alternatives out there now.

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Increase Your Browsing Speed And Privacy With Ghostery 10 months 2 weeks ago ShorePatrol

Great info although like most others I have been using Ghostery, ABP, Greasemonkey etc.
The best part of your site are all the comments, I have learned so very much from them too.Thanks to all who comment your knowledge is invaluable. One thing others may like to know is that the images in your emails send back info on your IP address. [Commercial reference removed] There is more to not being tracked that one realizes. How about a post by commenters as to what they have found to be of use so that we may all know. To Quote "The condition upon which God has granted Liberty to man is eternal vigilance; which condition if he break, servitude is at once the consequence of his crime and punishment of his guilt" by John Philpot Curran in 1790. Forgive my pontification.

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Increase Your Browsing Speed And Privacy With Ghostery 10 months 2 weeks ago Aninnymous

I second that link recommendation.

Most important is that various configuration information there helps you to set up each add-ons for maximum effective privacy, which is certainly not intuitive in all cases.

Further, after reading discussions in various forum posts, we all need to be diligent in re-configuring our add-ons after they UPDATE since our previous settings can be changed. OOOPS !!

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Increase Your Browsing Speed And Privacy With Ghostery 10 months 2 weeks ago MidnightCowboy You might find this link of interest. It was posted by a member on another page. MC - Site Manager. http://www.areweprivateyet.com/ view
Best Free Firefox Add-ons 10 months 2 weeks ago Aninnymous

Ghostery, AdBlockEdge & AdBlockPlus (with proper config) are all roughly equal in ability to protect privacy. Disconnect comes in at a distant 4th.

[There is an obvious opt-out choice for anonymous reporting to Ghostery - I don't see any issue unless you don't pay attention and you SHOULD pay attention when installing software.] You need to do your homework when you configure AND UPDATE these add-ons; the default settings are NOT usually the best.

All according to this useful continuous testing site:

http://www.areweprivateyet.com/

which also helps you to configure the add-ons properly.

If you browse widely to 'new' urls on a continuous basis, NoScript is a royal pain in the butt.

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Increase Your Browsing Speed And Privacy With Ghostery 10 months 2 weeks ago SwanKnight

I used to use "Ghostery" for quite some time, but I got tired of it breaking certain webpages that I visit frequently and I wasn't exactly fond of how they made their money.

In any case, I'm using "DoNotTrackMe" now and so far I haven't had any of the issues I was facing with "Ghostery".

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Best Free File-Based Backup Program 10 months 2 weeks ago Lassar

Lets say you have a folder to be backed.

Is there any file backup software that will make backups of any new folders in this folder?

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Best Free Antivirus Software 10 months 2 weeks ago George.J Update: It seems that the company has switched from 360 Internet Security (IS) and is favoring the Total Security (TS) version, as the last IS version dates back to January. So far 360 Total Security has been amazing for me. Works great as an antivirus and as a total security suite. Great performance, high detection, better zero day expolits (registry, files & system protection), keylogger detections, support and frequent updates, makes it awesome. By the way am using only the BitDefender engine, but even with Avira engine enabled it still seems very light. But I don't wanna go around and update Avira engine, so not using it. view
Best Free Software for Linux 10 months 2 weeks ago Panzer PDF Mod is a simple application for modifying PDF documents. You can reorder, rotate, and remove pages, export images from a document, edit the title, subject, author, and keywords, and combine documents via drag and drop: https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/PdfMod view
Ten Top Windows Tips 10 months 2 weeks ago loufa

Which of these can also be used with Windows 8.1?

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Best Free Antivirus Software 10 months 2 weeks ago mrmxyzpltk (not verified)

FYI, I just visited the Comodo site using the link provided in the article. Download page states that Comodo free AV is for "Operating System: Windows 8, Windows 7, Vista", but nothing about WinXP. So I would not put it down to a computer problem - it's the second time this week I've run into this situation (I have a laptop and desktop w/XP, a desktop w/8.1). I'm sure that this will increasingly be the case, and wonder how many of the other AVs listed in the article no longer support XP. (No disrespect meant to the author - things change quickly.)

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How to get a free legal copy of a Windows 7 installation disk 10 months 2 weeks ago glasswitch

Thank you so much for this link. It works really well and I burned it to disc with
CD Burner Xp which is free. I sure feel more secure now that I have an actual disc if anything happens to my installed Windows 7 64. Thanks again - you are wonderful!!

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Increase Your Browsing Speed And Privacy With Ghostery 10 months 2 weeks ago crip

Been using Ghostery and Adblocker for years from recommendations from sites like Gizmo. I do also whitelist worthy sites that have good information, or I just like. Both addons do their job well.

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Best Free Digital Image Editor 10 months 2 weeks ago Remah Makro, You clearly did not read the article. Your links add nothing to this topic. Our moderators would have dealt with this but I got in first because I want people to know that spamming, like trolling, is not tolerated here. You are welcome to post a more useful comment. Remah - editor of Best Free Digital Image Editors view
Best Free RSS Reader-Aggregator 10 months 2 weeks ago philip Interesting snakyjake. By "+No problems with Java." do you mean Java is no longer required, or do you mean that Java causes no problems for RSSOwl? I have purged Java from my devices forever because of the endless security holes it reveals. view
Best Free RSS Reader-Aggregator 10 months 2 weeks ago snakyjake

QuiteRSS:
+Portable.
+Open source.
-No SOCKS proxy support. This kills it for me.

Thunderbird:
+Like the idea of mail+RSS feeds in one place.
-Managing subscriptions is not well thought out. For example: Can't create a new folder in "Managing Subscriptions". There's also some funk stuff it does when moving folders. There's a lot of steps involved to do other tasks.

RSSOwl:
+Subfolders.
+Excellent feed and folder management.
+Discontinued feeds are displayed with an X.
+Fast.
+No problems with Java.
+Open source.

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Increase Your Browsing Speed And Privacy With Ghostery 10 months 2 weeks ago rseiler

Since most are already using Adblock+, why not just add the "EasyPrivacy" subscription?
https://adblockplus.org/en/subscriptions

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Best Free RSS Reader-Aggregator 10 months 2 weeks ago philip Thanks snakyjake. That's a unique feature. I'll make a note in the description. view
Best Free Digital Image Editor 10 months 2 weeks ago makro

It's understood that no image editor can beat adobe Photoshop because its a giant program of 3 to 4gb, but here: [link removed as you clearly did not read the article here] i have found some image editing software which i have found useful for beginners and these editors can edit photos easily and almost all are user-friendly and free. Also you can use these software here [reference to paid products removed] too but i can't confirm there compatibility with Windows 8/8.1 in link 1, but the image editors are compatible with Win 8/8.1 which are in link 2.

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Best Free RSS Reader-Aggregator 10 months 2 weeks ago snakyjake

A feature that I require are nested folders. Most of the readers I've tried only allow one folder.

RSSOwl allows for nested subfolders.

I'll try some others...

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Increase Your Browsing Speed And Privacy With Ghostery 10 months 2 weeks ago snakyjake

"some sites won't show content until some elements are turned off"

I'm giving Adguard a try because the problem mentioned above. Not sure if AdBlocker is working better or solving the problem...but it sounds like it.
"Adguard can handle Anti-AdBlock scripts. You won't have to turn off the AdBlocker anymore to be able to visit the websites that are using such scripts. Just send a complaint to our tech support and we'll handle it."

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Ten Top Windows Tips 10 months 2 weeks ago toonpig

Thanks again iknow some people say some of these tips are common sense but to some one like me they are life savers.

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Windows 7 Startup 10 months 2 weeks ago Remah Added two diagrams, 4 & 5, which discuss the components of Windows kernel-mode and user-mode respectively. Remah - category editor view
How to get a free legal copy of a Windows 7 installation disk 10 months 2 weeks ago clas

Seeing this article again is great! when it first came out I did the deal and all worked perfectly. Having this iso as a tool along with regular backups has made win7 almost foolproof.
Thanks for the effort and the updates.

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Best Free Drive Cloning Software 10 months 2 weeks ago AndyR With AOMEI doing an incremental backup seemed to take in the region of two mins longer than a full backup for me at least, however as I am sure you guys are aware this is all subject to many different factors, over all system speed, how much data has actually changed in the incremental backup and so on. view
Best Free Software for Linux 10 months 2 weeks ago Panzer Lynis is an open source security auditing tool. Its main goal is to audit and harden Unix and Linux based systems: http://rootkit.nl/projects/lynis.html view
Best Free Download Manager 10 months 2 weeks ago abdoumahfouz

problem solved, thanks alot.

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Best Free Ways to Learn Programming 10 months 2 weeks ago Panzer More useful links: https://www.bento.io/ https://www.learneroo.com/ http://zetcode.com/ http://www.talentbuddy.co/ http://tutsplus.com/tutorials https://dash.generalassemb.ly/ http://www.openbookproject.net/thinkcs/python/english2e/ view
How to Fix a Computer that Keeps Waking Up 10 months 2 weeks ago Naveen D

Thanks a lot.i have also had this problem & this guide help me to fix it. Couldn't find a cure for this until now.

Mine was the mouse that keeps the pc waking everytime.

Thanks again.

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Best Free Drive Cloning Software 10 months 2 weeks ago andrew1879

Except that it's slow at doing incremental backups.

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Best Free Media Player 10 months 2 weeks ago Anupam That's quite late. Let's see next time. view
Best Free Media Player 10 months 2 weeks ago George.J I just got the update, but seems like it's a bit late. :D http://i.imgur.com/CAB5xPj.png view
Best Free Download Manager 10 months 2 weeks ago George.J That's strange, because that's not mentioned in the limitations (for free version) on their website. I'll check that when am reviewing FlareGet view
How To Make Your Programs Open Maximized 10 months 2 weeks ago rhiannon Have a look at this Microsoft site, it might work for you: How do I make the default window size open to "maximized" - Microsoft Community view
Grab this Text Editor with a Grammar Checker and More 10 months 2 weeks ago Robert Daniel

This app will lock up whatever you are doing until you chose to upgrade. Therefore, the only option is to shut down the program you're in and lose all your work.

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Ten Top Windows Tips 10 months 2 weeks ago v.laurie Many thanks, Sgluber. view
Ten Top Windows Tips 10 months 3 weeks ago Sgluber

Vic, your contribution is amazing!

I don't know how many times I already read your great tips... many, many times, for sure. And a lot of them were really useful.

CONGRATULATIONS, THANK YOU and KEEP UP THE TOP QUALITY JOB! :-)

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Increase Your Browsing Speed And Privacy With Ghostery 10 months 3 weeks ago ehorwitz1

Just to add to Bluesmanuk's post:

I found that if I just blocked everything (seemed like a good starting place) that I couldn't see any of the comments posted on FileHippo. That site uses Discus, so I unblocked Discus and the comments section works fine now.

Unfortunately, there are some websites where it can get challenging to figure out which blocked item is keeping me from using parts of a website (not FileHippo, but other sites) that are apparently blocked. It's easy enough to unblock items one by one until the site works as intended, but sometimes I end up unblocking a major tracker that I believe has nothing to do with the affected section of the website, or so many trackers that it just doesn't make any sense.

I checked with the Ghostery folks. It turns out that some website coders use techniques that are less than thorough. Without going into greater detail, this ends up making it look like we need to allow multiple trackers that really have nothing to do with the blocked part of the website.

Don't let this throw you off, though. Ghostery is a really good piece of work, and I've been using it for several years. I tried DoNotTrackMe for a while but was less than thrilled, and it was considerably slower than using nothing. It's been updated and may be a wonderful tool by now, but I'm satisfied with Ghostery.

Good luck with whatever path you choose.

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Best Free Download Manager 10 months 3 weeks ago BrollyLSSJ

I did a small test of FlareGet under linux and the free version is atleast download wise limited. I only was allowed to download 10 files per day. I do not remember, if that limit is general or for batch job as I did add a batch job yesterday.

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Grab this Text Editor with a Grammar Checker and More 10 months 3 weeks ago Robert Daniel

Works great on iPhone and PC. Anyone able to get it to run in Firefox/firefox gmail?

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Best Free File-Based Backup Program 10 months 3 weeks ago SyDiko

In my opinion, and I'm sad it didn't make the list yet, but Cobian backup is probably the best free backup software available. UNFORTUNATELY, last Novemberish (2013) the developer has stopped releasing updates and sold off the source code, but its still free and the current version is as stable as cement. :)

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Severe Problems with Windows August Updates 10 months 3 weeks ago SyDiko

For home use, automatic updates are relatively safe, but if you want peace of mind let me suggest imaging your OS partition. Basically, get yourself a 3TB external HDD (or internal if you have room in your case,)check out the disk tools section of Gizmos for free imaging software, and start taking daily and/or weekly snap shots of your OS! If you do install a bad update and your system becomes unstable, you can always roll back the image. Just make sure that your OS partition is clean (no documents, games, or media files that will drive the snap shop size over 60GBs. At roughly 60Gbs per snap shot, with a 3TB external drive you can store about 45 images.

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Grab this Text Editor with a Grammar Checker and More 10 months 3 weeks ago smugbill

this editor looks terrific. is there anything like it for my email account?

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Best Free Video Editing Program 10 months 3 weeks ago Anupam A new open source video editor. Vidiot: http://sourceforge.net/projects/vidiot/ view
Increase Your Browsing Speed And Privacy With Ghostery 10 months 3 weeks ago kashu

I used to use Ghostery, until Donottrackme came along, which according to reviews outranks Ghostery. Would it be safe to use both add-ons at the same time?

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Optimizing BitComet for Speed 10 months 3 weeks ago pravin007techno

awesome post! so much helpful to me!
thanks...!!

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Create 3D Models And Animations Completely Free 10 months 3 weeks ago crosseyedlemon

The Clara site looks very professional and they have a large library of public scenes in addition to thorough user guides. This is a good find worth exploring.

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Best Free PC Games 10 months 3 weeks ago Panzer Open Hexagon: http://vittorioromeo.info/projects.html view
How To Make Your Programs Open Maximized 10 months 3 weeks ago fred here

there is more to the story though. when I rt clk and ask to open in a new window??? I want ALL windows (iexplorer) to open in maximized window. there used to be a utility that is now obsolete that maximized or opened to preset size. thanks

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Best Free Digital Image Editor 10 months 3 weeks ago Remah Added reviews of: Basic editor: NCH Photopad and Visions Advanced Editor: Image Analyzer and Digikam Remah - Editor of this category view
Increase Your Browsing Speed And Privacy With Ghostery 10 months 3 weeks ago Bluesmanuk

Out of curiosity I also tried Privdog but the extension doesn't install in Chrome which I am guessing is due to Google not allowing them unless installed through the Chrome store.

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Increase Your Browsing Speed And Privacy With Ghostery 10 months 3 weeks ago Collier

Noted considerable increase in browsing speed a good add on!

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Severe Problems with Windows August Updates 10 months 3 weeks ago v.laurie The only place I know of that routinely and systematically reports on the updates to avoid is in the paid version of a well-known newsletter. Maybe some of our members know of a free one. However, there are numerous forums and blogs where problems with updates are often reported. This is not done in a systematic way but here are some suggestions: http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us http://www.infoworld.com/blogs/infoworld-tech-watch http://www.zdnet.com/blog/security/ There are many others and readers may have other suggestions. view
Increase Your Browsing Speed And Privacy With Ghostery 10 months 3 weeks ago Bluesmanuk

I've been using ghostery for a long time now and it's a great little add on.

As with many tools of this kind, some sites won't show content until some elements are turned off but this can be done easily.

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Severe Problems with Windows August Updates 10 months 3 weeks ago bertie44

Thanks for this Vic.

I think that I'll follow Phylis Sophical's example and do my Windows Update on the first of the month from now on. But how can an ordinary user routinely find out about which are the updates to avoid?

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How to Report Malware or False Positives to Multiple Antivirus Vendors 10 months 3 weeks ago WZehntner

Just to clarify: both email adresses are valid.
Only if a false positiv is marked as "McAfee-GW-Edition" I would recommend the new adress. For other McAfee-findings I would still use the old adress.

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Best Free Download Manager 10 months 3 weeks ago George.J Which Windows O.S are you using? Try re-downloading Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 SP1 from here [x86] and here [x64]. Install both of them. If that doesn't work try the solution suggested here and here. view
Best Free Download Manager 10 months 3 weeks ago abdoumahfouz

I did that so much times ,the same problem still found

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Best Free Spyware And Adware Remover 10 months 3 weeks ago Anupam It's not a full fledged anti-spyware. It's target is mostly toolbars, adware, etc. You can read that in the description at BleepingComputer itself. view
Best Free Spyware And Adware Remover 10 months 3 weeks ago wreckage

Has anybody used ADWCleaner? I'd love to see some efficacy tests on that package.
https://toolslib.net/downloads/viewdownload/1-adwcleaner/

Some good things have been said about it.

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/adwcleaner/

Cheers.

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Severe Problems with Windows August Updates 10 months 3 weeks ago Aninnymous

erm...everything I see says various iterations of SAS versions 9.1, 9.2, 9.3, 9.4 NOW work with Win 8.1, according to SAS, blogs, & Microsoft pages. I see no recent chatter on forums either when I search, altho there were a few when 8.1 was released. A company as big as SAS is not going to leave any OS problem unresolved for long either.

Sounds like you need to update...heh.

Not patching your OS whatever it is leaves you more vulnerable to exploits...good luck with the script kiddies and rus. I update MANUALLY after a wait of a week or two and verify...updates can always be rolled back but I never have had a problem in the last decade or so.

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Severe Problems with Windows August Updates 10 months 3 weeks ago Phylis Sophical

I do my updates the 1st of each month. That way they are almost a month old and sure to be tested in the wild.
btw, Thanks for the heads up on this. Valuable info.

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Increase Your Browsing Speed And Privacy With Ghostery 10 months 3 weeks ago bernardz Privdog looks a good option. The trouble is it is available only though cnet using their install wrapper, and I doubt many people here want the rubbish what comes with that cnet wrapper. view
Best Free Download Manager 10 months 3 weeks ago George.J Restart your PC and try installing Visual C++ again. view
Severe Problems with Windows August Updates 10 months 3 weeks ago v.laurie There are several ways to get to the settings. Here is one: Control Panel--System and Security--Windows Update--Change Settings Also see http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/turn-automatic-updating-on-of... view
Severe Problems with Windows August Updates 10 months 3 weeks ago David Roper

How does one disable Auto Windows 7 Updates? Maybe I need to do this.

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Severe Problems with Windows August Updates 10 months 3 weeks ago Australia

Thank you for the information Vic
I disabled Windows updates in 2012

I have never trusted Windows updates
Automatic updates put you at the mercy of Microsoft and their well intentioned but sometimes unforeseen disastrous changes to the operating system
Since 2012 I have changed my internet browser, from Internet Explorer to Firefox portable version, avoided dodgy websites, used a sandbox, and havent had a security or malware problem since

Not everyone will agree with my approach and thats fine. My computer mainly runs legacy Windows software from 2002-2014, and I dont want to risk the compatibility with new risky Microsoft updates. My choice

An important statistical program, SAS, used in many colleges, was compatible with Windows 7 and Windows 8.0, is now incompatible with Windows 8.1
I dont think users can easily roll back from Windows 8.1 to Windows 8, so its a major problem
As a result, colleagues with Windows 8.1 have no choice but to either fail the course, or completely factory reset their laptop (not pleasant)

My belief is - dont put your computer at the mercy of Microsoft, whose updates have good intentions but often unforeseen problems

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Wikipedia, But With A Modern Interface 10 months 3 weeks ago bernardz Wikipedia have their appeals on a banner on top view
Best Free Download Manager 10 months 3 weeks ago abdoumahfouz

I can't setup download ninja cuz it needs visual c++ ,everytime I'm trying to setup visual c++ I have an error "error 1935", what should I do?

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Increase Your Browsing Speed And Privacy With Ghostery 10 months 3 weeks ago joeguru

Not taking away from Ghostery, but Privdog is another good tool and works with IE plus the other browsers.

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Increase Your Browsing Speed And Privacy With Ghostery 10 months 3 weeks ago EldonW

Thank you Rob. I got the following from Ghostery's website: "We call this data donation feature “Ghostrank”. Ghostrank is off by default. If you don’t specifically say we can, we won’t collect anything from you, ever."

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Severe Problems with Windows August Updates 10 months 3 weeks ago Joe A.TT

Thanks for the heads-up Vic.

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How to Ask a Question When You Want Technical Help 10 months 3 weeks ago v.laurie Welcome back. Unfortunately we do not provide individual support in the comments. Please post your question in our forum. There is a lot of help there. http://www.techsupportalert.com/freeware-forum/general-computer-support/ view
How to Ask a Question When You Want Technical Help 10 months 3 weeks ago safefounder

Hello everyone, I think many years ago I signed up but just did so again, and I don't see another place to enter MY OWN question...so if there is another more appropriate place please tell me. With that said here is my questions:

1) I don't not use Internet Explorer! [Firefox 31 now].
I have a desktop computer & seperate laptop (both w/ a ver. of Win7). I manually run Windows update. I do NOT connect remotely. I don't even have a home network set up. Why would I need SERVER software they keep pushing???? I also use Apache Office 4...not Microsoft.

Are not SERVER 200x-12 etc. access points for malware & virus?! If so can I un-install any already in my computers?

2) Does anyone know a friend geek lol who has posted a concise list of KB updates describing exactamundo needs of each update? ie. remote accessing...online gaming...
networking variables...and/or hardware or specific software needs? This would be invaluable when doing a semi-regular re-install of op-sys. Microsoft bounces you around with unclear rote b.s.

Thanks to anyone who can answer any of these basic initial questions. P.S. Don't forget to let this ol fart know appropriate post links. Cya later, Chuck

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Best Free Drive Cloning Software 10 months 3 weeks ago George.J Corrected it now. view
Best Free Software for Linux 10 months 3 weeks ago Jojo Yee In terms of development, the versions of WPS Office for other platforms are leading but currently the Linux version is still at the stage of Alpha. view
Best Free Drive Cloning Software 10 months 3 weeks ago movrshakr

^^^ Link fails.

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Best Free Drive Cloning Software 10 months 3 weeks ago George.J AOMEI Backupper excels at recent tests at Raymond.cc Comparing 20 Drive Imaging Software Backup/Restore Speed and Image Size view
Wikipedia, But With A Modern Interface 10 months 3 weeks ago godzonekid

Ads? I see no ads at all. I don't have any ad blocker in my browser... maybe it's because I use Opera 12.x, maybe not. Perhaps ads don't travel to this part of the planet... ; )

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Wikipedia, But With A Modern Interface 10 months 3 weeks ago godzonekid

You're lucky. I brought up Eric Clapton on Wikipedia... page loaded in under 1 second. Tried it on Wikiwand... bloody hell... in excess of 10 seconds.

Pain to scroll down as well.

Aesthetically better? Debatable.

User friendly? Uh uh!

I'll stay with the old tried and true original.

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Download Thousands Of Free MP3 Tracks From Amazon 10 months 3 weeks ago godzonekid

Self righteous? Rant?

Did YOU not notice that the post I commented on, from YOU, had NOTHING to do with the service from Amazon either? It was in fact advocating piracy.

High horse. Off.

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Best Free Software for Linux 10 months 3 weeks ago BrollyLSSJ

WPS Office (formerly known as Kingsoft Office) needs to be added to the office section. I like it much more than LibreOffice / OpenOffice. Also FreeOffice from SoftMaker is also worth mentioning. I like KWPS more, as it is also available for iOS, Android and Windows, while SoftMaker is missing an iOS version.

WPS Office: http://wps-community.org
FreeOffice: http://www.freeoffice.com

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