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Best Free PC Cleaner 1 year 4 months ago wiltshire.expat

Hi Remah

Thanks for a balanced reply because i find that people have their favorites and rule out all others without giving it a chance, I know as I used to be one of them. People also comment on things that they have never used (and this is not a dig at any comments on here), this goes for all sites that I use for downloading and searching for better options this is one reason most of my software comes from Sourceforge.

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Manage Partitions Using Windows Disk Management Tool 1 year 4 months ago rhiannon That's all true. But, if I don't need to perform the tasks that third party software offers (free or not), then I'm happy to use the tools on hand if they work well, and this one does. In my recent experience, my hard drive crashed, I installed a new one, didn't have internet access yet, and I wanted to create a partition. Even if I had internet access at that point, I wouldn't have installed third party software to perform such a simple task - that's the point of the article, being able to use a built in tool to perform a basic task when I needed to, using what was available - no downloads or hunting around for the best free software - just, as a friend says "git 'er done". There are also people who don't want to install additional software if they don't need to and would gladly go through the extra steps required to something additional software software can accomplish in fewer steps. Happily, there is no "one size fits all" when it comes to technology and software in particular. :) view
Best Free Partition Management Software 1 year 4 months ago godel

Correction: Minitool does have a portable, free Linux based version available for download.

http://www.minitool.com/partition-manager/partition-wizard-bootable.html

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Manage Partitions Using Windows Disk Management Tool 1 year 4 months ago Bruce_Fraser

Yes, the Windows Disk Management tool does a fine job.
But any of the softwares in the section "Best Free Partition Management Software" will do better (see URL below). In particular, they enable a user to do multiple steps in one go, which is a real time-saver.
Example: reduce size of C: drive; move D: drive down to occupy that newly-vacant space; extend E: drive to take up the space left vacant by D.
Indeed, the Windows tool cannot do a "move" operation at all. It has to do it in steps: extend size on one end; when that is complete, then shrink size on the other end.
URL: http://www.techsupportalert.com/best-free-partition-management-software.htm

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Best Free Folder Synchronization Utility 1 year 4 months ago AJNorth

FreeFileSync has been updated to version 8.0 (2016.03.15). (The Windows executable downloaded from the developer's site [http://www.freefilesync.org/download.php] received three detections for OpenCandy by VirusTotal.)

According to PortableApps.com, "All versions of FreeFileSync after 6.2 are broken and can't be run from other apps. This prevents packaging, use of the base portable version with the PA.c Platform, use of the local version with a scheduler, use of the local version with an alternative start menu, etc. Details are in this bug report from March 7, 2014" (http://portableapps.com/apps/utilities/freefilesync-portable). VirusTotal scans version 6.2 as clean.

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Best Free Operating System For Kids 1 year 4 months ago Panzer "... Lernstick is a mobile and secure learning and working environment for school and home that is usually installed on removable media ...": http://www.imedias.ch/projekte/lernstick/lernstick_abstract_english.cfm view
Best Free Software for Linux 1 year 4 months ago Panzer "... Hoodie enables you to express yourself through technology by making web application development very fast, easy and accessible ...": http://hood.ie/intro/ view
Best Free PC Games 1 year 4 months ago Panzer "... Team Pacman is a multiplayer version of Namco's classic arcade game, Pacman. Released to celebrate Pacman's 35th anniversary, it brings two entertaining new twists to the game. First, up to eight players can play simultaneously on one PC. Second, while up to four of you can join Pacman's team, the other four can play as the ghosts ...": http://www.nathancross.co.uk/pacman/ view
Best Free PC Cleaner 1 year 4 months ago Remah I applaud the efforts of those critics to prevent users from falling for the blandishments of those over-promoting the benefits and understating the risks of registry cleaners. Newer versions of Windows have dramatically improved registry performance and removed critical bottlenecks. Unless I had a problem, I wouldn't use them, just as the critics recommend. But in their eagerness to save us from gullible ourselves, those critics make obvious errors. First, there are published tests results that do show performance improvements and these are easily verified if they bothered to test registry cleaners themselves. Second, they make generalizations which they universalize. These rules become untrue under specific exceptions. For example, increases in registry size can increase startup times. It makes sense that doubling the registry file sizes will increase the time to read the registry data into memory. And while a larger registry may work just as fast as a smaller registry, it is using memory that could force more memory contents to be swapped out to disk thereby slowing the entire system. view
Best Free PC Cleaner 1 year 4 months ago Remah

The reason why CCleaner is so highly rated is because it provides so many useful cleaning options without taking risks with registry cleaning, as you alluded.

Auslogics Registry Cleaner (I'll call it ARC from here on), by comparison, was the most aggressive registry cleaner I tested for the last update of the Best Free Registry Cleaner article (2014 ,Windows 7). I went back to my test data for Windows XP (2010 and 2012) and found a very similar result. It also provides some of the least descriptive information on the registry entries being deleted. It should provide more information. In its favor, it didn't pad out the number of issues reported by including higher keys when it deleted a whole registry branch. The same applied to MRU (most recently used) and history items but that was because that useful option was only available in the paid version.

ARC usually removes a much higher number of entries that relate to the operation of Windows rather than the operation of specific user applications. While the removal of some of those keys may be relatively trivial (e.g. the application path for CMMGR32.EXE which doesn't appear to have been used since Windows 2000) it is difficult for the average user to determine what is safe.

I wouldn't recommend it because of the need to be relatively expert and its less trustworthy business model (bundling, paid features, etc), which others have mentioned here.

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Best Free PC Cleaner 1 year 4 months ago MidnightCowboy

Over time, Auslogics Registry Cleaner has been bundled with Conduit, Ask Toolbar, OpenCandy, BoostSpeed and others. This is why reputable download sites such as Softpedia and MajorGeeks list it as "Ad supported". The nature of bundled components is changed regularly and recycled along with "clean" periods to further confuse users researching product details online.

I have never used a so called registry cleaner in my life nor have I ever seen one make anything faster. What I have seen though is countless Windows machines rendered unbootable by the use of such software and I'm not alone.
https://blog.malwarebytes.org/social-engineering/2015/06/digital-snake-oil/
http://www.howtogeek.com/171633/why-using-a-registry-cleaner-wont-speed-...

You can have tens of thousands of redundant registry entries and their presence will not slow down your computer, neither will removing them make it any faster. If your system has become corrupted to the point that it slows down then professional help is the only way to fix it (possibly). MC - Site Manager.

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Best Free PC Cleaner 1 year 4 months ago wiltshire.expat

The only ads that I have got from Auslogics is the Get it Free on Start up. I run a PC as a home server as well as my own PC, two laptops and several android devices and there has been no crapware, malware or such garbage reported by Avira Pro or Malwarebytes (also checked the installation file with Virus Total) which has not identified any such things as being malicious' It has never attempted to change my system settings.over the years so i don't know where you got that from.

Please list the "Garbage" that users do not require or need. If you are one of those people who just want to click through the installation without reading the installation at each step then you deserve all you get

I certainlydo not want a registry of some 2m plus entries

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Best Free PC Cleaner 1 year 4 months ago MidnightCowboy Potential users should be aware that Auslogics Registry Cleaner is ad supported. It contains all sorts of garbage users do not want or need and will attempt to change your system settings. The main purpose of this program is to induce users to purchase their commercial software, which they also do not need. :) MC - Site Manager. view
Best Free PC Cleaner 1 year 4 months ago wiltshire.expat

Having used CCleaner since 2001 I found it to be very safe, however after installing and then uninstalling Autodesk AutoCAD I decided to do a manual search of the registry and found several mentions of AutoDesk. I found a free program that i have been using for a few years called Auslogics Registry Cleaner and noted a feature that i had never used before where i could enter the program name (or publisher name) and it shows all the keys that contain the search criteria. Autodesk left 13,965 traces, and, by using this function was able to remove the lot very quickly with a couple of clicks

CCleaner is good but it still leaves tons of crap and trash in the registry that you do not need or require especially when I had over 1.6m registry keys that get read before the machine is ready for use.

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Best Free Android Apps - Updated 2017 1 year 4 months ago SamanthaJacky

You can try MyAudioStream audio application. A nice music player and audio streamer to playback or beam music that you have stored on PC, MAC any UPnP/DLNA server wirelessly and transfer to any wireless speakers, AV receivers or TVs.

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Finds of the Week: Chrome Cleanup Tool, Windows 10 Help and How To, Free Texture Friday, Threatpost Security News 1 year 4 months ago rhiannon I'm glad to hear you found it useful. :) view
Best Free Audio-Video Format Conversion Program 1 year 4 months ago bo.elam

Thats a good way for using Sandboxie, Mike.

Bo

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Best Free Calculator 1 year 4 months ago fgizmok

I checked out the above, and none of them fit what I wanted- a simple calculator, with some options including a history or tape. Then I finally located one I had used for years, but could not remember where it came from: http://www.moffsoft.com/freecalc.htm

Free and functional with a few options- Great!!! I sent a donation- there is one with more on it (costs), but nothing that I use. This one is just right for me. This is one of the few times I have not found what I needed on Gizmo- thanks for this great site and all the help with software. (I have no connection with Moffsoft except appreciation for this program.)

From the web site:
Moffsoft FreeCalc is a great replacement for your existing Windows® calculator. We took the standard Windows calculator functionality and added the following features:
Adjustable calculator size - Make it any size you want and Moffsoft FreeCalc will remember the size and position next time you use it. (see example)
Tape - Save, print, or clear the simulated paper history tape.
Color schemes - Select a color combination or use your Windows color settings. (see example)
New keys - Clear Tape {CT}, double zero {00}, triple zero {000}, and memory subtract {M-} keys have been added.
Visible memory value - You'll always know what's in memory because it's displayed on the calculator status bar.
Option settings - Flat buttons, always on top, tray icon, run on startup, and hiding the tape are some of the calculator options. (see example)
Digit groupings - Number groupings for easy to read numbers.
International support - Digit grouping and decimal point characters change based on your regional settings. (see example)
Tray icon - Turn on the tray icon for quick and easy access. (see example)
System requirements - Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP/Vista/7

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Windows Desktop Software - Editors Choice Selection 1 year 4 months ago TashaReid

I am totaly agree with people!This is really one of the best website,all antivirus programs here are so cool and,off course, working perfectly after download.New technologies keep coming up and I always try to follow them,information from this site and this one: http://www.advanced-writer.com helps me a lot.

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Finds of the Week: Chrome Cleanup Tool, Windows 10 Help and How To, Free Texture Friday, Threatpost Security News 1 year 4 months ago Elevenwho

Thank you rhiannon. Love Free Texture Friday you find. Very helpful :-).

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Win A Copy Of This Superb Information Manager [Updated] 1 year 4 months ago Xavier Torres

Thanks for contest. The program is very interesting. I would like to test the full version.

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Best Free File-Based Backup Program 1 year 4 months ago AJNorth

FBackup has been updated to version 6.0.133 (2016.03.14).

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Best Free Drive Cloning Software 1 year 4 months ago AndyR Hi Dan, it is great to hear positive feedback, I can not take credit for the design of layout though I am sure to who it may concern will read that and be appreciative of your kind comment, Thank you Sir. view
Best Free Drive Cloning Software 1 year 4 months ago Dan Householder

Really appreciate the article, it definitely helped me decide on which program to use! The content and layout are effective and I like the "Quick Selection Guide!" Being able to simply scroll through the article directly, without having to find an arrow somewhere to go to the next page, is a good feature as is the availability of a printable version. This article motivated me to sign-up for this site. Thanks Dan

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This Second-Opinion Malware Scanner Is Free Now 1 year 4 months ago greyman

Caution: If you have ever had HitmanPro as a paid service on your computer, they will not allow it's installation and they will ask that you pay for it.
That is stated on the site (only after you giving sophos your name and email).
This particular pick is not freeware, or even close to free. it is misrepresented as that, IMHO.
Unusual for Gizmo's, who are usually right on. Not this time.

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The Easiest Photo Collage Creator For Great, Quick Results 1 year 4 months ago Linda Williams

Photo Joiner is a cool collage maker. Another one is PhotoVideoCollage, which allows you to also create video collages in addition to photo collages.
Also free, so whoever's interested can check it out on photovideocollage.com.

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Restore Show/Hide Updates Feature In Windows 10 1 year 4 months ago Rick Grunwald

It seems it will take 3rd party tools to disable their spyware. Is this the first time an entire operating system could be classified as malware?

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Wallpaper of the Week: Delightful Spring Tulips 1 year 4 months ago rhiannon I read the article before I replied to your comment, you're right on target with the name of the color. Thanks again for the name and the resource. :) view
Wallpaper of the Week: Delightful Spring Tulips 1 year 4 months ago Fairportfan

If you read the article, you'll see that the name derives from the French for "cherry", but that it's more the clour of cooked cherries than fresh ones...

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Wallpaper of the Week: Delightful Spring Tulips 1 year 4 months ago rhiannon Sure, I'll send my best friend right over, he does creative and awe inspiring things inside and out.........he could charge for visits to his house, it's that amazing. If I can convince him to cook for you, you may never let him leave. view
Wallpaper of the Week: Delightful Spring Tulips 1 year 4 months ago rhiannon Actually MC, you were one of the people I had in mind when I made the comment. I love the outdoor area of your home, and I've long known of your cooking skills. Plus you look good in all kinds of colors. Add knives, guns, fishing......it's all good. :) view
Wallpaper of the Week: Delightful Spring Tulips 1 year 4 months ago rhiannon Perfect! Thank you! I shall send this along to my collection of artist friends who can now name that color. :) view
Win A Copy Of This Superb Information Manager [Updated] 1 year 4 months ago ehorwitz1

Looks like a fascinating and very flexible, useful product for planners. Unfortunately, not something I need. Thanks for showing it off!

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Wallpaper of the Week: Delightful Spring Tulips 1 year 4 months ago Fairportfan

Perhaps "cerise"? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cerise_%28color%29

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Wallpaper of the Week: Delightful Spring Tulips 1 year 4 months ago ehorwitz1

Hmmmm... I've got all of those covered except for creating awesome gardens and landscapes. In fact, it's time to redo the front yard. Rhiannon, do you think you could send over some of your buddies? Beautiful picture. As usual, you've got great taste. (BTW, fresh cut daffodils are the dinner table centerpiece right now.)

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Best Free Software for Linux 1 year 4 months ago Panzer "...PileMd is really beautiful Markdown Editor, looks like Preview ...": https://pilemd.com view
Wallpaper of the Week: Delightful Spring Tulips 1 year 4 months ago MidnightCowboy

I agree with Rhiannon. Either find some more respectful buddies or stop caring what they think. :)
This is my current wallpaper.
http://i.imgur.com/gH3zcpE.jpg
I also cook everything in our house, spend ages in the garden growing stuff and love to shop. If my wife spends the whole day looking for shoes but can't find any she likes, I'm still pleased to have been there. Conversely, I fish, drink beer at weekends until it comes out of my ears and I'm very effective with a 9mm handgun and 30 cal rifle. Folks therefore find it hard to categorize me as a person and I should worry about that why? :D MC - Site Manager.

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Wallpaper of the Week: Delightful Spring Tulips 1 year 4 months ago rhiannon Oh dear...maybe you could just real real quick turn off your monitor if one of them happens to appear. Many of the macho guys I know create awesome gardens and landscapes, including flowers. They cook (and some wear manly type aprons). They wear pink and other colors with no fear. Maybe your buddies need to expand their horizons? Or, just blame it all on me because I'm tired of cold weather. And I simply adore flowers, possibly more than I love computers. :) view
Best Free Drive Cloning Software 1 year 4 months ago bili_39

You're welcome, and keep up the good work.

As regarding to v. 6 beeing free or not - your link is pointing to ver 6.
I've also downloaded and install it, and it says ver 6.and something.
Regards!

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Wallpaper of the Week: Delightful Spring Tulips 1 year 4 months ago crosseyedlemon

I like nature themed wallpapers but this one might leave me open to some serious ribbing from my more macho buddies.

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Best Free Drive Cloning Software 1 year 4 months ago AndyR The link on this very page to the free version still works (I checked that also) hence the reason why I have not updated the review since a 30 day trial is not exactly free software... I am just guessing but maybe when it gets to a few more versions down the line the initial V6 might become free, I don't know don't hold me to that I am just going from what was said initially wherever it was that I read it. V.5.x still works very well but I have no idea if it is compatible with Win10 or not. Thank you for the heads up on the version update anyway, appreciated. view
Best Free Drive Cloning Software 1 year 4 months ago bili_39

Hi! I added link in the answer above.
There is no link to the free version on the Macrium main page (strange, but have seen it before). One have to manually find the link in google or similar search page. I've found it on Softpedia (or somewhere).

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Best Free Drive Cloning Software 1 year 4 months ago AndyR Well I did check the new download page and the info page etc and it all says 30 day trail... I do recall reading somewhere when V6 was first released that the last truly free version would be V5.x and they may consider at some stage to do the same with V6.x or words to that effect. view
Best Free Drive Cloning Software 1 year 4 months ago bili_39

Strange, why does it have "free" in the name?
Check here:
http://www.macrium.com/reflectfree.aspx

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Win A Copy Of This Superb Information Manager [Updated] 1 year 4 months ago crombierob

I sent mine

Beware the Ides of March,
Rob

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Best Free Notes Organizer 1 year 4 months ago Realist

ZuluPad is similar to Tomboy. What is the difference and why it is not here?

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Best Free Drive Cloning Software 1 year 4 months ago AndyR V6.x is just a 30 day trial though is it not ? Support for V5.x has ended now but you can still download it without it being a trial edition. view
Wallpaper of the Week: Delightful Spring Tulips 1 year 4 months ago rhiannon I'm happy you like them. I'm ready for warm weather and flowers here in the Northern Hemisphere. :) view
Best Free Drive Cloning Software 1 year 4 months ago bili_39

Macrium reflect free is now at version 6.1 (for some time...) :-)

New in version 6.1 Build 1196
March 9th, 2016

WHAT'S NEW:
Windows PE 10 Intel Matrix RAID Drivers
The Windows PE rescue media creation process now allows Windows 10 Intel Matrix RAID drivers to be updated.

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Wallpaper of the Week: Delightful Spring Tulips 1 year 4 months ago bili_39

Thank you rhiannon. Spring is coming and my wife loves tulips :-).
These are wonderful.

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Fancy A New Windows Start Menu For Free? 1 year 4 months ago bili_39

Well this is surely something new and extraordinary. I agree with almost everybody here ;-), except the article itself.

I have been using Classic shell until Windows 10 came out and it is fantastic. But then I've settled for new start menu (and it is acceptable now).
Never seen such unanimous support for an application before.

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Try This Brilliant Free Photo Editor 1 year 4 months ago M.Wryter

SMACKS MY HEAD..............DOH!!!!. So i buy 2 other photo photo programs that task my wee brain and the air is filled with blue smoke of cuss words....then today i log into Gizmo and find ...." be funky ".and try it out and its another one of them wonderful WTF moments we all have.....thanks Gizmo....gotta say this is one class act..sweet...30

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Try This Brilliant Free Photo Editor 1 year 4 months ago eikelein

Well, actually they pull the plug on Picasa Web Albums primarily; they want to integrate it with Google Photos.
Google explicitly states that you can keep the current version of Picasa, there just will be no more development and if you discover a bug you will have to live with it.
For what I use it for I haven't found a bug yet.

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Try This Brilliant Free Photo Editor 1 year 4 months ago eikelein

@pvilan:
It would be really nice if you would please let us know what you find out, wouldn't it?
TIA
Eike

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Fancy A New Windows Start Menu For Free? 1 year 4 months ago grammygeek

Start Menu 10 Pro is available free today (March 12, 2016) at the Giveawaoftheday site - https://www.giveawayoftheday.com.

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This Second-Opinion Malware Scanner Is Free Now 1 year 4 months ago zep321

Signed up for the 30 day free trial. Very impressed wiih this software, Using it on 2 desktops with win 10 home 64 bit.
This program detects tracking cookies where mbam displays or deletes all cookies unless you go through a laborious sorting process
or uncheck the "cookie" box for each browser.
Is there any other freeware that isolates the tracking cookies for removal?

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This Second-Opinion Malware Scanner Is Free Now 1 year 4 months ago George.J Most trial products offer this feature, the real free product doesn't clean up the infections. view
Try This Brilliant Free Photo Editor 1 year 4 months ago pvilan

Thanks Rob for your advice.
I am presently (and increasingly) using web based Pixlr Editor but, of course, I am going to try this alternative.
Regards
Peter

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Best Free File Manager 1 year 4 months ago George.J It's not free. view
Best Free File Manager 1 year 4 months ago andwan0

what about Total Commander?

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Try This Brilliant Free Photo Editor 1 year 4 months ago ektorbarajas

I also have used IrfanView for several years, and still use it as the viewer.

For organizing I use another Gizmo's recommendation: Zoner Photo Studio

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This Second-Opinion Malware Scanner Is Free Now 1 year 4 months ago click-click

It's always been free. Please research before picking your titles.

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This Second-Opinion Malware Scanner Is Free Now 1 year 4 months ago dallas7

I've been using HMP for ages and the 30-day free trial upon first install has been so all along; upon day 31 the UI displays a note indicating the free-clean has expired, buy it. I had a license but let it expire and now have a license expired, can no longer clean, renew it message in my UI. (I know all that wording is not exact.)

This article describes the way HMP has always worked: unlimited use (full system scan, detection & report) and one-time 30-day trial or pay for clean up. What is the point of this "Is Now Free" article?? And what "additional Surfright product" for clean-up? HMP is one product, free or licensed.

Thanks.

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Best Free RSS Reader-Aggregator 1 year 4 months ago nory

Hi, do you know a RSS Reader for check +5000 feeds (more or less they make 60.000 RSS) and filter keyword?

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I just had my best win yet against the computer, 42 to 16!

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Best Free Desktop Search Utility 1 year 4 months ago sororke

Hi Kendall,

Thanks for the ghacks link :) I used a lot of his tips when I upgraded my laptop. I wanted to ask if you still update your list - I'd like to suggest Lookeen Free, a software reviewed by Rob last year (http://www.techsupportalert.com/content/index-and-search-your-pc-simplicity.htm) to be added. It fits your criteria & could at least be considered a related product.
In the interest of full disclosure, yes, I do work for the developers, but the product is definitely relevant to the list and I intend only to help :)

Thanks again,
Siobhan

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This Second-Opinion Malware Scanner Is Free Now 1 year 4 months ago howiem

The trial version will clean if you provide name and email address in the interface, which is like registering for the 30 day free trial of the full version.

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This Second-Opinion Malware Scanner Is Free Now 1 year 4 months ago George.J Hitman Pro is only a malware scanner not a cleaner. This is what I've been informed. But it's really good at what it does. view
This Second-Opinion Malware Scanner Is Free Now 1 year 4 months ago howiem

It took about 50 minutes for the full scan to complete. Detected and cleaned 18 tacking cookies. The quick scan took only 1 min 39 secs. Resource use was low - about 29MB average. Detected an error in Hosts File and repaired it. Scan will be faster if user cleans out sandboxes (if using Sandboxie) before scanning.
However, I then ran a quick scan using Super Anti-Spyware, and it detected 13 tracking cookies ( could not compare the two as I had already deleted the tracking cookies found by Hitman Pro
Then I ran the MalwareBytes threat scan and it detected nothing.
I'll keep them all

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This Second-Opinion Malware Scanner Is Free Now 1 year 4 months ago Sope

I've been using HitmanPro for a long time now and find it very useful for identifying potential malware that other scanners sometimes overlook. The more varied the scanners used, the better IMO.
The original SurfRight website still currently offers HitmanPro downloads (without requiring a name and email address)....whereas at present, the Sophos link merely redirects you to that original website after collecting your email address!

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This Second-Opinion Malware Scanner Is Free Now 1 year 4 months ago windyctyprog

I use both Hitman and MBAM as second opinion scanners, Panda as my primary, eventhough I have Firefox sandboxed with SBIE.

You never know...

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Single-Click Access To VirusTotal To Improve Your Security 1 year 4 months ago Brian Boru

Excellent find Rob, the right-click functionality is great.

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Single-Click Access To VirusTotal To Improve Your Security 1 year 4 months ago Brian Boru

@bernardz "a bug when you try and do 8 or more exe's at once"

Their site says "any file under 32MB", so just a guess that you exceeded that limit.

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Try This Brilliant Free Photo Editor 1 year 4 months ago lotsamosi

Wow, this is really very good. Tons of options!

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Try This Brilliant Free Photo Editor 1 year 4 months ago crosseyedlemon

Irfanview was the best free photo editor when I first started using it 15 years ago and I'm convinced it always will be the best.

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Fancy A New Windows Start Menu For Free? 1 year 4 months ago Chaturanger

Useless...just put program icons on your desk!

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Try This Brilliant Free Photo Editor 1 year 4 months ago wildweaselkeeper

Yeah, too bad. I didn't know that, but that's why I like Gizmo's so much; I learn something every time I visit the site.

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Try This Brilliant Free Photo Editor 1 year 4 months ago snowbound999

So you have disabled Chrome's built in Flash applet and this app still works?

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Best Free Media Player 1 year 4 months ago Treva

Wow, this is a really helpful article, introducing so many free media players. But I think you can consider to include another good player into this list, namely 5KPlayer. I know it when I come across a post focusing on 2016 best free media players. This post says that 5KPlayer is a player that can fight against VLC as well as other popular players you listed in your article. So, I tried it. It is a really good Windows Media Player replacement!

http://goo.gl/cFjijq

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Try This Brilliant Free Photo Editor 1 year 4 months ago rob.tillotson

Too bad Google is pulling the plug on Picasa at the end of the month.

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Fancy A New Windows Start Menu For Free? 1 year 4 months ago crombierob

I would like to join the horde of people loving Classic Shell

I have mine set to be like the original XP Classic start menu (and I use small icons)
That then allows you to create your own high level menu categories (that appear in the hard left column)
I could have full blown Alzheimer's and I could still find any program with one eye closed

(I am about 30% there already in brain and left eye),
Rob

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Try This Brilliant Free Photo Editor 1 year 4 months ago wildweaselkeeper

I don't usually care for cloud applications, but this doesn't require any personal information and unlike Picasa and Chrome, this is not a Google program. The only other company I trust less than Google is Microsoft. And I don't have to install it and use up drive space.

I kinda like this befunky program.

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Try This Brilliant Free Photo Editor 1 year 4 months ago mauries

I think Picasa does pretty well everything that this program offers and is easier to use.
Might be fine for someone who does not have any software of this type.
I'll stick with Picasa!

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Try This Brilliant Free Photo Editor 1 year 4 months ago bernardz Its pretty good, I think you will fine it works fine under chrome without flash. view
Try This Brilliant Free Photo Editor 1 year 4 months ago grimbles

Looks interesting. Shame is requires Flash.

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Fancy A New Windows Start Menu For Free? 1 year 4 months ago eikelein

I'm sure late to the party but all my ten thumbs go WAAYY UP for Classic Shell - but only if you avoid download portals and get it from http://www.classicshell.net/

After beginning to use it I never looked back.

Back then, when Win8 was brand new, I tried most of the alternatives and as far as I recall Start 8 was one of the worst.

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This Second-Opinion Malware Scanner Is Free Now 1 year 4 months ago grimbles

I think there may be some misunderstanding. SuperAntiSpyware (Free) IS a second opinion scanner. The first "opinion" always applies to the resident antivirus. However, if an installed AV program happens to let malware through, there's not much point in scanning with something which has already failed to identify the malware. That's where second opinion scanners, such as MBAM, SAS, and others, come into play.

And it certainly doesn't hurt to have more than one second opinion scanner installed. They are on-demand type programs which, because there is no real time protection involved, do not clash with antivirus and other security software.

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Fancy A New Windows Start Menu For Free? 1 year 4 months ago safariman

I agree with most of the comments for the same reasons stated below. I tried both when they first appeared and have been with Classic Shell ever since.

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10 Free Linux E-books For Beginners 1 year 4 months ago janbask

Best collection of Free Linux E-books For Beginners.

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Best Free Live Wallpapers for Android - Updated 2017 1 year 4 months ago janbask

Excellent collection of live Wallpaper for Android.

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Forgot Your WiFi Password? How to Find It in Windows 1 year 4 months ago janbask

Excellent tips for WiFi Password recover in windows.

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Fancy A New Windows Start Menu For Free? 1 year 4 months ago vandamme

I'm currently running the KDE desktop, and kinda like it. It's also available on Windows.

Some other Linux desktops also have versions for Windows, I'm told.

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Fancy A New Windows Start Menu For Free? 1 year 4 months ago FJL

I'm very happy with Finalbird. Small footprint, some customizing. Nice ratings. Running on my Win 7 and 10 PC and laptop.
http://finalbird.com/

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This Second-Opinion Malware Scanner Is Free Now 1 year 4 months ago torres-no-tan-m... crosseyedlemon, It has nothing to do with trust: your primary scanner will never be able to detect every threat that exists. A second-opinion malware scanner will simply reduce the risk and, as mentioned many times on this site, a layered approach to security is far superior than solely relying on one piece of software. view
Best Free Windows 64-bit Software 1 year 4 months ago teamtech

for maximum security go with Reboot Restore RX.

http://www.printerdriverforwindows.com

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Fancy A New Windows Start Menu For Free? 1 year 4 months ago George.J

It seems that readers have been talking about Start Menu 8 by IOBit which is different to both of the above. But still it confuses me about how the above both are different. 

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Fancy A New Windows Start Menu For Free? 1 year 4 months ago George.J

Just a question, Start Menu 8 and Start Menu X looks extremely similar. How are they different? I have Start Menu X on my system, and unlike most of them mentioned, it doesn't nag me yet

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Fancy A New Windows Start Menu For Free? 1 year 4 months ago ektorbarajas

I totally agree!

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Fancy A New Windows Start Menu For Free? 1 year 4 months ago lowndesw

Have been using Classic Shell on Win 8.1 since I brought the new machine in the door, maybe three years ago. I like it. Zero probs. "If it works.....". Hey Microsoft, I'll finish that famous old quote for you. It applies to a lot of things in this world. "If it works, DON'T FIX IT." Tweek it, improve it, update it, sure. But why start all over?? It makes a lot of people dread going with an all new whatever.

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Fancy A New Windows Start Menu For Free? 1 year 4 months ago yrralrellim

I too agree. Classic Shell is DEFINITELY the way to go. Also no nags like Start Menu 8.

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