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1 hour 52 min ago Best Free PDF Reader for Android tamxir

Hi there

I've just taken on this category as well as ebook readers. I'll be checking out the existing apps for any updates needed as well as those mentioned in comments suggestions. This may take me a little while, but I'm on it. Coming soon!

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5 hours 24 min ago The Definitive Guide to the World's Wondrous and Curious Places (Website of the Week) budchekov

Hi rhiannon,

That is a great site, thanks, :)

Came up with one of my old 'haunts', Highgate Cemetery !

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8 hours 16 min ago My Favoured Youtube Downloader Of The Moment Tomnov

iLivid is total crap scumware. Spyware in it's own right, and then brings in ads that look like legitimate windows warnings to download even more dangerous stuff. STAY AWAY FROM IT.

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13 hours 38 min ago Best Free Screen Session Recorder MidnightCowboy

Trusted download sites such as Softpedia will state in the product description if it is "ad-supported" and then give the type of unwanted components being included.

You should also read the product EULA in full before deciding to install it or not.

Another good option is to Google the product name plus "bundled software" in the query string which should throw up some useful results. This is just one of them for oCam:

"This review is part of our Best Free Windows Software section. .... to modify this; Comes with a lot of bundled crapware; Has no offline installer. .... I have to withdraw my comment about oCam- version 21 is ads-ridden trash ..."

MC - Site Manager

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13 hours 59 min ago Best Free Screen Session Recorder mrin

Thanks for the caution. How can one find out things like this?

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14 hours 30 min ago Best Free Programming Editor mrin

I was using notepad++. Then I tried PSPad after seeing it here. Found it is much more user friendly, the settings and highlighter editing are much easier than notpad++. The menus are also quite nice. I got used to it instantly. So, it's my new favourite piece of software.

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22 hours 43 min ago Best Free Notes Organizer DutchPete

I don't know where you get your info, but Evernote is NOT bundled with OpenCandy. If you download Evernote from the Evernote site it is free of crapware, spyware and anything else you can think of.

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23 hours 36 min ago Best Free Web Browser MidnightCowboy

I sympathize with your feelings. I encounter similar stuff frequently with Linux systems and apps. A bit of searching usually brings up a solution in one forum or another. My attitude though, is for the solution to exist there is obviously a problem, so why isn't the solution already built into the product? MC - Site Manager.

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23 hours 56 min ago Best Free Web Browser crombierob

I tried Maxthon
There are some people in the world that don't mind all their open tabs, being discarded (like used co.....s ) when the browser closes.
Personally I would vote them out of the gene pool, but I must learn to be tolerant.
Users have written to Maxthon complaining that they discard all open Tabs, and Maxthon has replied (many times) that the solution they provide is just as good.
Their solution is they give you a single Tab with a list of your previously open Tabs.
You then have to tell Maxthon to re-open them (like it should have done in the first place)
I tolerated that for a few sessions, and the last time I opened Maxthon and requested a re-opening of all Tabs (like it should have) it discarded all but a couple.
On reflection, perhaps I am meant to study that flippin list, and tick/untick some lines.
Instead - I will never use Maxthon again.

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1 day 20 min ago Best Free Web Browser dave316

Sleipnir has a portable version for download. It's with the .zip extension.

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1 day 4 hours ago This Best Selling PC Game is now Free (Offer until July 31) George.J

Thank you for bringing this into light.

SecuROM is a digital rights management (DRM) solution , and is used to stop piracy in commercial games by limiting duplication and reverse engineering.

Usually SecuROM comes with discs or retail versions, but if you're using online game clients like Steam it's not included, because they contain Steam DRM.

Here's a list of games that include SecuROM: http://www.giantbomb.com/securom/3015-2720/games/

Although, it's undesirable, mostly because it doesn't remove itself completely upon uninstallation, the reasons are mentioned here:

"SecuROM limits the number of PCs activated at the same time from the same key. SecuROM 7.x was the first version to include the SecuROM Removal Tool, which is intended to help users remove SecuROM after the software with which it was installed has been removed.[4] Most titles now also include a revoke tool to deactivate the license; revoking all licenses would restore the original activation limit.[5] As with Windows activation, a hardware change may appear as a change of computer, and force another activation of the software.[6] Reformatting the computer may not consume an activation, if the Product Activation servers successfully detect it as a re-installation on the same set of hardware.[7] The activation limit may be increased, on a case-by-case basis, if the user is shown to have reached this limit due to several hardware-triggered re-activations on the same PC." Source: Wikipedia

Also thank you for posting the link to Reclaim your Game, as it contains steps to remove SecuROM completely from your PC. Although there's nothing to be worried about, because these kind of DRM's have been there for years.

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1 day 7 hours ago Best Free Digital Image Viewer marcdarkin

Thanks, mrin. I'm pretty sure I reviewed Pictus in late 2010 or early 2011 and it clearly didn't perform well enough for me if I didn't include it in my article. Unfortunately, I can't find my notes about it right now.

Anyway, I've seen a new release is out after a long time so I'll probably review it again.

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1 day 7 hours ago My Favoured Youtube Downloader Of The Moment pvilan

Thanks MidnightCowboy.
I strongly agree with you. specially when you say: "When computer users choose to surf blindly they will end up with an infected or otherwise compromised machine"
If we surf with a candid attitude, as you say: "most of what we have published on the site would be eliminated".
Thanks again and regards.
Peter

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1 day 10 hours ago This Best Selling PC Game is now Free (Offer until July 31) GizJohn178

On July 29 Reclaim Your Game reported that this download contains SecuROM, a very intrusive DRM scheme.

The article also shares instructions on how to remove SecuROM. Unintstalling the program does not remove SecuROM entirely. System Restore might be effective.

http://www.reclaimyourgame.com/content.php/387-Sims-2-Ultimate-Collectio...

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1 day 13 hours ago Best Free Antivirus Software Chiron

I will be considering them for my next major revision.

Thanks.

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1 day 14 hours ago My Favoured Youtube Downloader Of The Moment retiredWolf

I have often used FullRip.net for Youtube audio downloads from music videos. No software to download; no logins. Is fast and quality is excellent. They also have option for various formats of video.

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1 day 15 hours ago Best Free BitTorrent Client snakyjake

This feature of qBittorrent interest me: "Tracker Exchange"
http://www.bittorrent.org/beps/bep_0028.html

However, the anti-leech system concerns me. I'm not sure if qBittorrent offers an intuitive method to inform me that my uploads/seeds are throttling my downloads.

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1 day 15 hours ago Best Free Antivirus Software TiagoDM

Please consider Qihoo 360 internet security: http://www.360safe.com/internet-security.html

Very well reviews product in av-test.org.

Thanks for doing this.

Tiago

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1 day 16 hours ago My Favoured Youtube Downloader Of The Moment zdub

Also have never had a problem with Freemake Video Downloader (or indeed with any of their other offerings). Works great with lots of download options. You just need to take care during the install not to allow the "extras" to install also.

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1 day 18 hours ago My Favoured Youtube Downloader Of The Moment maynak00

I prefer savefrom.net (ssyoutube.com/watch?v=VIDEOID) and JDownloader. for dash stream demux and muxing use ffcoder (or ffmpeg) and mkvmerge (or any muxer).for unwanted ads use adblockplus(free)/ad muncher/adfender(free)/adguard etc. also I prefer offline installers.

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1 day 20 hours ago Best Free Music Player and Organizer for Android mrin

I like your review criteria. Would like to hear your views on Fusion:
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.lava.music

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1 day 20 hours ago Best Free Digital Image Viewer mrin

If you want speed, definitely check Pictus:
https://poppeman.se/pictus/

It fast, free, does simple editing and shows even PSD thumbnails in Windows explorer. Also name sorting is similar to Windows explorer, which can't be said for other fast viewers.

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2 days 1 hour ago Best Free Undeletable File Remover HypoTrain

Wow, I tried FileAssassin and it worked, thanks for putting it up!

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2 days 1 hour ago Site Suggestions and Feedback ichabod

At my account page, I should be able to find links to all comments and forum posts that I made. Is that feature here and I just haven't found it?

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2 days 2 hours ago My Favoured Youtube Downloader Of The Moment MidnightCowboy

This is only an issue is Javascript is enabled and addblocking extensions are not being used, so it is a matter of general user education and not the fault of published content such as this. Under the same circumstances, "download" links to unwanted material will be presented by sites all over the internet.

We try our best to advise on this in general terms and have published information pages here.

http://www.techsupportalert.com/content/cnet-downloadcom-wrapped-install...
http://www.techsupportalert.com/content/what-else-have-you-just-download...
http://www.techsupportalert.com/content/controversial-advertising-progra...

When computer users however choose to surf blindly they will end up with an infected or otherwise compromised machine. This is inevitable and it is unfair to suggest we should withhold content from our readers because these links appear on the source pages. In fact if we did this, most of what we have published on the site would be eliminated. MC - Site Manager.

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2 days 5 hours ago Best Free Download Manager George.J

Make use of this sub-forum, Software Suggestions at Gizmo's Freeware Forum. Provide a brief description of the software, link to your site and introduce yourself as the developer there..

However great a software may be, it requires a certain degree of promotion to achieve success and gain a wider audience.

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2 days 5 hours ago My Favoured Youtube Downloader Of The Moment sbruce45

As catester stated, an install is required. Why isn't this mentioned in the review of keepvid. I am not familiar with iLivid, but no way to I blindly accept an installer when one is led to believe you just download the file. They provide a regular method and a faster method. I assumed the faster method was with the install. Also no description of the difference between the methods. Why is keepvid recommended, and without any description of this install. I'm disappointed in this recommendation being on Gizmo's site.

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2 days 8 hours ago My Favoured Youtube Downloader Of The Moment catester

Following that link and clicking on Download offered me a downloader from the scum at iLivid. I make a living cleaning up people's computers, and I know from bitter experience that iLivid will litter people's browsers with pop-ups, invite all its rude little friends in, and that it is impossible for most non-tech-savvy users to remove on their own.

I can't possibly recommend this, because most people who would use it would simply click on OK OK OK OK and end up with iLivid. Please rethink the recommendation, or at the very least warn people about this.

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2 days 9 hours ago Make Acrobat Reader Open Where You Left Off HemalAdani

Worked for me. thanks.

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2 days 9 hours ago My Favoured Youtube Downloader Of The Moment runbei

I'm sorta-kinda partial to ClipConverter, the add-on for Firefox. I like it 'cause it's so convenient - when I watch a video, the CC icons are right there under the frame. Click and it automatically copies the video's URL and opens the page where you can start choosing options. I find that direct download doesn't work for me (why? dunno.), but .avi downloads are flawless and excellent quality.

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2 days 12 hours ago How to Report Malware or False Positives to Multiple Antivirus Vendors Chiron

You are not the only one to receive this error. I received it as well. I have contacted their support and asked whether that email address is still in use, or if not which to use. I will let you know if they respond.

If I don't respond to this comment within a week please feel free to respond and ask me what I found. It's always possible I'll forget to respond if Emco doesn't send me an email.

Thanks.

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2 days 12 hours ago Best Free Download Manager naren

Subhra,

Plzz open threads at malwaretips & wilders as suggested earlier.
We cannot have lengthy discussions here.

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2 days 13 hours ago How to Report Malware or False Positives to Multiple Antivirus Vendors Chiron

Thank you. I have updated this information in the article. Let me know if you find any other issues.

Thanks again.

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2 days 13 hours ago How to Report Malware or False Positives to Multiple Antivirus Vendors Chiron

Thank you DanielRuf and qwerty12345, it seems that Norman may have changed their email address to support@norman.com.

I have added this to the article. Please let me know if you continue to have issues with submissions for Norman.

Thanks again.

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2 days 15 hours ago This Best Selling PC Game is now Free (Offer until July 31) Spy

Thanks :)

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2 days 17 hours ago How to Report Malware or False Positives to Multiple Antivirus Vendors qwerty12345

Mails to Emco were failing yesterday. Not sure if this is a temporary thing.

Undelivered Mail Returned to Sender

This is the mail system at host zim-mta-01.simnet.is.

I'm sorry to have to inform you that your message could not
be delivered to one or more recipients. It's attached below.

For further assistance, please send mail to postmaster.

If you do so, please include this problem report. You can
delete your own text from the attached returned message.

The mail system : host zim-mbox-05.simnet.is[194.105.232.108] said:
552 5.2.2 Over quota (in reply to end of DATA command)

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2 days 17 hours ago How to Report Malware or False Positives to Multiple Antivirus Vendors qwerty12345

I do not believe Webroot is accepting submissions for virus samples via email. I received this email from them:

Hello,

Thank you for contacting Webroot Support.

All files being scanned by Webroot SecureAnywhere are broken down into hash
signatures and behavioral data. These data points are sent to the Webroot Intelligence Network to determine if the original file is good, bad, or undetermined. The file itself is not sent to Webroot, so no personal data is leaving your computer.

If you wish to submit a file to our Threat Research team for analysis, please visit
"http://snup.webrootcloudav.com/SkyStoreFileUploader/upload.aspx"Webroot File Submission and follow the instructions. Please note this is currently limited to 10mb per file

If you are concerned about the safety of a specific file on your computer, you
can right-click on a file to “Scan with Webroot.” This scan should typically complete within seconds.

However, if the scan results are inconclusive, you can submit a file to our
Threat Research team for further analysis. The Submit a File option only supports files or .zip folders up to 10MB. Please follow the steps below.

1. Open SecureAnywhere on your computer.
2. Click the gear icon next to “Utilities.”
3. Click the “Reports” tab, and then select “Submit a File.”
4. In the window that opens, click “Browse” to find the file you wish to submit.
5. Once the file is selected, click “Open.”
6. Select a reason for submission from the list provided.
7. Insert the CAPTCHA and click “Submit a File.”

Our Threat Research team will investigate the file submitted and update our determinations if
necessary.

Regards,
The Webroot Support Team

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2 days 17 hours ago How to Report Malware or False Positives to Multiple Antivirus Vendors qwerty12345

Received the error yesterday for Norman:

Delivery has failed to these recipients or groups:

analysis@norman.no
The email address you specified couldn't be found or is invalid. It may be due to a bad entry in your Outlook or Outlook Web App recipient AutoComplete cache. Use the steps below to delete the entry from the cache:

Click New mail.
In the To field start typing the recipient's name or email address until the recipient appears in the drop-down list.
Use the DOWN ARROW and UP ARROW keys to select the recipient, and then press the DELETE key.
Then resend your message – delete and retype the recipient’s name or e-mail address before sending it.

For more tips on how to resolve this issue see DSN code 5.1.1 in Exchange Online.

Diagnostic information for administrators:

Generating server: DB4PR03MB507.eurprd03.prod.outlook.com
analysis@norman.no
Remote Server returned '550 5.1.1 RESOLVER.ADR.RecipNotFound; not found'

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2 days 18 hours ago Wonderful Browser Addon Lets You Search Text Of All Visited Pages danielson

Not quite.

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2 days 20 hours ago Four Ways to Make Windows XP Systems More Secure Acheron

I haven't had any problems with XP exploits forever, since I set my system up with a blank, write protected C drive - my system/boot drive is F. Presumably exploiters are lazy/focused on the mindless majority and don't bother using environment variables - just like any number of goofheads at supposedly more careful developers, such as Google, Microsoft and Adobe to name a few that make hardcoded assumptions about file locations. Oh, and I don't bother with MS security, just the freeware stuff, since it is quicker to confirm my "belts and braces" paranoia is misplaced.

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2 days 21 hours ago Wonderful Browser Addon Lets You Search Text Of All Visited Pages anandcoral

Similar addon in FireFox is "ScrapBook". It is manual save and so do not need the delete option most are wanting in Chrome Eye.
You can delete a save site of "ScrapBook".

Well our need may vary.

Regards,

Anand

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2 days 22 hours ago Best Free Digital Image Viewer Panzer

I wonder if they are working on 2000/XP version or they have decided to support only Vista/7/8 from now on ...

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2 days 23 hours ago Live Salmon-Fishing Bear Cam! tamxir

Fabulous Rob. At last a legal and environmentally friendly way to use up the enormous caps ISP'S give us without getting a DMCA notice from Momma Bear.It will replace the carp (Deliberate miss spelling) the grand kids watch on TV. Keep up the great finds - from a fellow editor who is on sabbitical atm but coming back soon.

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2 days 23 hours ago Best Free Download Manager Anupam

Dear naren and subhra, as requested by the editor of this category before, I will kindly remind you both to please open a thread in the freeware forum, either in the Software Suggestions forum, or Freeware Installation & Usage forum... for a thorough and lengthy discussion. The comments section here is not the right place for such lengthy discussions, and your long comments are taking up precious space, by which other comments and content will suffer.

Kindly carry on the discussion in the forum please. If this continues, we might have to either unpublish the comments, or delete them, which we do not want.

Sorry for this, and thank you in advance for your co-operation :).

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3 days 33 min ago Other Browsers crombierob

Thank you for mentioning that Avant and Lunascape are based on IE
I have a friend in a small business that must use IE to display a web page based interface of a product they use (That product/program uses it's web page, instead of a normal program interface)
That page only works properly in IE
Now that IE is not safe, could Avant or Lunascape be used instead ?
Would both of those browsers be vulnerable to the current IE exploits ?

Rob

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3 days 3 hours ago Best Free Download Manager subhra74

Please confirm if this is the scenario:
before starting XDM "Automatically detect settings" was checked and IE was working fine.
Start XDM. IE working fine.
On Exiting XDM, "Automatically detect settings" is getting unchecked and IE search problem is is comming back.

Will check the link for "http://www.add-anime.net/".

BTW can other download managers IDM, FDM ie. able to capture full video from "http://www.add-anime.net/"?

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3 days 8 hours ago Best Free Download Manager naren

Subhra,
You released new version XDM 4.7

I tested it under Shadow Defender & the login prob I was facing is solved now.

Previous version I tested under Toolwiz Time Freeze.
Dont know if you fixed something in version 4.7 or login prob was due to Toolwiz Time Freeze.

No login prob with XDM 4.7 under Shadow Defender.

But Internet Explorer prob remains i.e search through address bar is not possible as every input in address bar is automatically changing to .com & the result is blank page.

In version 4.7, the grabber window, when small icons is selected, you can see the type i.e mp4, webm, etc.. but when large icons is selected, you cannot make out the type by looking at the video.
I think would be good if those blue icons have type written on them i.e mp4, webm, etc...

If Internet Explorer prob I meantioned above is solved then I would try XDM on production system.

Is it possible that Internet Explorer prob may be due to XDM running under light virtualization i.e Shadow Defender?

How to download video from the site below?
http://www.add-anime.net/
Grabber grabs the video but shows many small size files for single video.
Clip Converter online video downloading site shows 1 file for the video.

UPDATE
I found the solution for Internet Explorer search prob.
My internet connection is PPPOE. I have a ISP dialer on the system. To connect to the internet I have to use the username & password in the dialer & connect.
Internet Explorer - Internet Options - Connections - If I highlight my ISP Dialer, then settings & check "Automatically detect settings", this solves the Internet Explorer prob.
Now if I uncheck "Automatically detect settings" again then too Internet Explorer works fine.
Exiting XDM brings the prob back.
So I wonder if system restart too would bring the prob back?

I cannot check with system restart as I am testing under light virtualization & after system restart everything is removed by the virtualization.

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3 days 10 hours ago This Best Selling PC Game is now Free (Offer until July 31) Sgluber

Thank you very much, George! :-)

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3 days 12 hours ago This Best Selling PC Game is now Free (Offer until July 31) Rick Grunwald

Thanks - the process has several steps, but there were no problems

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3 days 18 hours ago This Best Selling PC Game is now Free (Offer until July 31) astral_cyborg

Thanks!

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3 days 18 hours ago Best Free Programming Editor hlamer

Windows installer is already available. (And also installers for Debian, Ubuntu, Fedora, openSUSE)

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4 days 6 min ago Best Free Firewall Protection MidnightCowboy

It is still there but now in a separate location for some reason. I have amended our product links accordingly. Thanks for drawing this to our attention. MC - Site Manager.

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4 days 48 min ago Best Free Firewall Protection joy90976

AVS firewall is no longer on the AVS website. Mostly audio/video software.

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4 days 1 hour ago Best Free Web Browser crombierob

I am trying your 360 browser.
I assume that Webkit means Chrome ?
It in nearly all respects looks to be Chrome based (even the irritating minimalistic approach that is spreading like a disease)
I decided to check it out in case it was the answer to the question I posted above (Safe IE based alternative)
I can only find one hint that IE mode is possible, in the Settings, where it says -
Browsing Engine - Pick the right engine for me

If I am correct, and hackers are now targeting IE, does that mean - that exploits they discover for IE, will also exploit 360 Secure Browser, when it is in IE mode ?

Thanks,
Rob

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4 days 2 hours ago Best Free Web Browser crombierob

I have a question, which perhaps should be on everyone's lips (everyone using XP)
Which browser is so much based on IE, that web pages designed to only run on IE, will run on that browser ?
The reason that question should be on many lips is, the cessation of XP security updates, means hackers are targeting IE.
For users out there that need the ability to open web pages designed for IE, which browser will allow that SAFELY ?

Rob

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4 days 2 hours ago Best Free Web Browser George.J

It runs on Webkit and IE engines, but the interface looks like that of Opera to me :D

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4 days 5 hours ago My Favoured Youtube Downloader Of The Moment OhZone

I like the video download helper addon to firefox! ;)

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4 days 7 hours ago Best Free Digital Image Viewer marcdarkin

My article has been updated to include Nomacs in the top list (kudos, Nomacs!!). Apart from that, product thumbnails are larger now and show their latest versions (some of them customized by my preferences).

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4 days 9 hours ago Best Free Web Browser Zeaxan

Has anyone heard any good reviews for 360 Browser from the makers of 360safe antivirus? I know the antivirus is one of the best free available with great detection rates, but I'm curious about their web browser. Its suppose to be similar to IE only safer.

Link: http://www.360safe.com/browser.html

In case anyone wants to check it out. Thanks!

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4 days 11 hours ago Best Free Download Manager naren

Subhra,
XDM GUI is simple & nice. Works good. Further improvements & polishing will definitely make it a tough contender for FDM, IDM, free/paid, etc...

But I find not many people know XDM.
If many people know it & try it, the amount of feedback you will get will help a lot in enhancing XDM.

I would suggest you to start a thread in Malwaretips & Wilders about XDM with infos & screenshots & introduce yourself.
http://www.wilderssecurity.com/
http://malwaretips.com/

Actually sometime back I had posted about XDM in both the sites but no response was there as guess no one knew XDM.
But if you, developer will post, I am sure everybody would like to test XDM & give feedback.

Guess you are an Indian
1. Just try Kick movie official (T Series) songs from Youtube. Internet Download Manager, Internet Download Accelerator & Download Ninja can download these songs.

2. No need of urls. As I mentioned I can open any site but cannot login in any site. And IE search through address bar is not possible as any input is converted into .com.

4. Download folder means default download folder for XDM. For info, I change the default download folder location to desktop i.e I have a folder named Download on the desktop & set this folder as default download folder in XDM.

5. I meant video download infos looks little cluttered & make it little clear. Like instead of 1280*720, you can mention 720p & instead of mp4.............(the long link), you can mention just mp4, etc...
Why mp3, mp4 audio is not there in the video downloads?

Why you dont update this site?
http://xdman.sourceforge.net/download.html

Is XDM beta or stable?

Download progress window shows connection info. Would be good if show/hide info tab is there.

When download through XDM is cancelled, allow the browser to show download i.e when you dont want to download with XDM & hit cancel on XDM download window then browser should show the download. This option in the GUI would be good.

Reviewer is right. This is not the place for lengthy discussions.
Open your thread in any forums as that would be good to get good amount of feedback for XDM in my opinion.
I suggested wilders & malwaretips as I find these forums good & I am registered there.

By the way hope you noticed I had mentioned in my previous post that I tested XDM under Toolwiz Time Freeze. Its light virtualization. I dont test on production system directly & dont install virtual machines. I like Time Freeze as it simple & any product I have tested worked correctly.
So I guess XDM too works under Time Freeze & all those probs were not due to XDM running under Time Freeze, what you say?

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4 days 16 hours ago Wonderful Browser Addon Lets You Search Text Of All Visited Pages danielson

You almost make me want to set up Google Chrome!
But wait! No, i can't, Firefox is still the best (even with Australis).

Would give 5 stars if they had similar addon for Firefox.
The only "All Seeing Eye" addon i could find for Firefox was a Persona theme.

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4 days 16 hours ago My Favoured Youtube Downloader Of The Moment tertuliano

I still stick to Freemake Video Coverter, recommended some time ago:
http://www.techsupportalert.com/content/finally-free-flexible-youtube-do...

For almost all I needed, it has worked flawlessly.

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4 days 19 hours ago Livedrive Users, You Need To Read This. trainman261

Thanks for posting this here, it's very good to know.

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4 days 22 hours ago AxCrypt. It's Good And Bad News. verlando

I've had my own experiences with OC and I think much depends on where you download it from. I've downloaded AxCrypt from sourceforge.net and not had a problem with it wanting to install other crap. I've used it for quite a while and like it very much and my scanners haven't picked up any issues with it (one of which is Malwarebytes as mentioned). That said, I suspect if a person downloaded it from cnet, through yahoo, etc - they'd probably pick up the crap mentioned by others here during the install.

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5 days 13 hours ago Four Ways to Make Windows XP Systems More Secure AJNorth

It turns out that Microsoft are continuing to support a version of XP used in Enterprise (commercially), and there is a procedure by which consumer users of XP can continue to receive most, if not all, updates for nearly five more years: "How to get security updates for Windows XP until April 2019" - http://www.ghacks.net/2014/05/24/get-security-updates-windows-xp-april-2... (there is always the chance that MS may shut this option down, but to date they have not).

In addition, with respect to EMET, in a few cases I have encountered (usually, but not exclusively, with XP), the default (recommended) settings prevent Internet Explorer from loading properly (which, even if one does not use IE as their default browser, is still required to run Windows Updates manually). Should this be experienced, the solution is to open EMET (Start --> All Programs --> Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit --> EMET GUI), click on Apps in the Configuration box at the top, then deselect (un-check) the box under SimExecFlow for iexplore.exe, click OK, then close EMET. If IE still does not load, restart Windows.

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5 days 15 hours ago Four Ways to Make Windows XP Systems More Secure MidnightCowboy

Elementary OS is now at the top of my recommended list, above Zorin, for Windows migrants. Needs a little bit of tweaking but as simple as following this guide:

http://www.elementarynow.com/what-is-elementary-3/customize/

Also, disable Plank and replace with AWN to gain applets and 3D dancing icons if this is what does it for you. :)

http://www.neowin.net/forum/topic/1180735-guide-to-make-elementary-os-lo...

MC - Site Manager.

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5 days 15 hours ago Four Ways to Make Windows XP Systems More Secure vandamme

5. Unplug from the internet. Use XP for the rest of your or your PC's lives, whichever comes first. Good alternative for stand-alone machines; let's face it, you're not getting any more updates.

6. Run XP in a virtual machine with a safe OS such as Linux as host. Bonus: start using more and more cross-platform apps, and soon you will not need XP. If you install Zorin, Mint, LinuxLite, or ElementaryOS, you will soon wonder why you loved XP so much.

7. Use another PC to log into the XP machine over a secure net, using a remote desktop app like Remmina or Teamviewer.

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5 days 17 hours ago How to Report Malware or False Positives to Multiple Antivirus Vendors DanielRuf

When I tried it the last time (22nd of July) I still had these 3 problems.

It can not be caused by me.

email address couldn't be found or is invalid: email address does not exist on the server of the receiver, this is an Exchange error. I do not use any Outlook, I use a completely different email client and I send all mails with SMTP. No Exchange server between me and any receiver if the receiver does not use one.

Over quota: postbox of receiver is full (errorcode 522 5.2.2 http://www.inmotionhosting.com/support/email/bounceback-errors/email-err... / 552 5.2.2 Over quota (in reply to end of DATA command) )

550 error: http://dkim.org/specs/draft-allman-dkim-base-01.html problem with PGP key (my email was not signed at all, so this was very weird)

My email headers just have at least a x-enigmail-version field with the Enigmail version, but are not signed. This just tells the receiver which Enigmail version I use, if the email is signed or encrypted but it was not.

All other email providers and receivers ignored the field and did not misinterpret, that the email is not signed (even if it is) and accepted the email without any problems. So their MTA has a bug or does/did something wrong.

And if it would be signed, it would work because my key is valid.

Which failures exactly did you get?

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5 days 17 hours ago Best Free CD Recovery Utility bobthomson

CD Recovery Toolbox is now compatible with Windows 7 and 8.

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5 days 17 hours ago Four Ways to Make Windows XP Systems More Secure SkiddMarx

I think an overlooked suggestion would be to not to log in to XP as an Administrator.

Create and use a 'User' account, and only use Administrator when required to install a program or run certain programs.

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5 days 18 hours ago Four Ways to Make Windows XP Systems More Secure bepin

A really useful alert.
I need to keep XP for some now unsupported music SW (life of gear is much longer than SW ...) and this is definitely good stuff.

Thank you!

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5 days 18 hours ago Best Free Antivirus Software Chiron

Thanks for pointing this out. I will look into Kingsoft for the next update.

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5 days 18 hours ago How to Report Malware or False Positives to Multiple Antivirus Vendors Chiron

I just tested the mailing list yesterday. I received two failures, but neither was for Norman. I do know that sometimes the vendors have problems, which are often fixed quickly. The issue is that with so many in the list it is difficult to tell which are temporary issues and which are permanent.

Also, some vendors have issues with larger file sizes. How large was the one you tried to submit? Are you still experiencing the same issues, or is everything working correctly for you now as well?

Thank you.

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5 days 18 hours ago How to Report Malware or False Positives to Multiple Antivirus Vendors Chiron

I just tested the mailing list yesterday. I received two failures, but neither was for bluepoint security. I do know that sometimes the vendors have problems, which are often fixed quickly. The issue is that with so many in the list it is difficult to tell which are temporary issues and which are permanent.

Also, some vendors have issues with larger file sizes. How large was the one you tried to submit? Are you still experiencing the same issues, or is everything working correctly for you now as well?

Thank you.

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5 days 19 hours ago Four Ways to Speedier and Better Google Searches disha

That was nice information regarding to filter irrelevant stuff and get the best site regarding to the related topic which we are searching for.

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5 days 22 hours ago Best Free Search Engine Panzer

"... YaCy is a free search engine that anyone can use to build a search portal for their intranet or to help search the public internet. When contributing to the world-wide peer network, the scale of YaCy is limited only by the number of users in the world and can index billions of web pages. It is fully decentralized, all users of the search engine network are equal, the network does not store user search requests and it is not possible for anyone to censor the content of the shared index ...":
http://yacy.net/en/

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5 days 22 hours ago Best Free Software for Linux Panzer

"... YaCy is a free search engine that anyone can use to build a search portal for their intranet or to help search the public internet. When contributing to the world-wide peer network, the scale of YaCy is limited only by the number of users in the world and can index billions of web pages. It is fully decentralized, all users of the search engine network are equal, the network does not store user search requests and it is not possible for anyone to censor the content of the shared index ...":
http://yacy.net/en/

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5 days 22 hours ago My Favoured Youtube Downloader Of The Moment crosseyedlemon

I simply don't want to use a download application like this that expects blind trust. No about page or documentation of any kind. That is a red flag as far as I'm concerned.

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5 days 23 hours ago My Favoured Youtube Downloader Of The Moment crosseyedlemon

I would never have guessed it had been around that long. Most 8 year old programs appear further along in development but I guess the donation requests are being ignored.

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5 days 23 hours ago Best Free Music Player and Organizer Panzer

Miam-Player (beta):

Features:

- Easy to use
- Fully customizable: themes, icons, fonts, colors, size of items, etc
- Read and Edit tags inside the player (including cover). Do it by batch or by single file
- "Jump to" bar to navigate quickly in your library
- Support drag & drop from your filesystem to the player. Also, drag from one playlist to another
- Nice built-in file explorer in case your files are not tagged properly
- Plugin system to extend possibilites of the player: on Windows 7 and 8, support thumbnails buttons to control the player, progress bar, overlay icon
- Cross-platform: Windows, Linux, OS X
- And fast!
- Developers: it's free, open-source, based on Qt, with few depencies, and easy to build & run!:

http://sourceforge.net/projects/miammusicplayer/

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5 days 23 hours ago Best Free PC Games Panzer

Briblo - a screensaver/Flash game that is a Tetris style game using Lego blocks:
http://9031.com/goodies/#briblo

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6 days 43 min ago Livedrive Users, You Need To Read This. Australia

I do question the capacity of cloud services to provide ongoing and consistent service
Much like this example, there are no safeguards we can use to prevent cloud companies from changing their policies at any time
The limited size of the allowed cloud space also makes cloud storage less advantageous than external or server backups IMHO

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6 days 3 hours ago What are Thumbs.db Files and Can I Delete Them? (Windows) vivek14

Thanks.

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6 days 3 hours ago Best Free Download Manager George.J

Sure i'll put up a review in the near future. And please don't stop working on your project cauz I've read somewhere that you were going to.

If you want to get a wider user base, you could promote your project, at Wilders, MalwareTips and other websites that allows you to, as naren mentioned. I'll post a hot find on the same here, as very few know about XDM even though it's been there so long. And with more than 10,000 strong user base here, XDM might get the popularity it needs.

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6 days 3 hours ago Best Free Download Manager subhra74

XDM has this feature.
Any browser or any other application can be added for monitoring.
Thats the whole point of advanced browser integration.

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6 days 8 hours ago Best Free Genealogy or Family Tree Software AWB

I have used MyHeritage Family Tree Builder for years. I HATE the nag "Feature" that I can't seem to turn off. I NEVER want to publish to the web.

I'm looking to replace FTB because now I can no longer create a book report. Not unless I buy a third party software package. What part of FREE doesn't MyHeritage understand. FREE MEANS I DON'T HAVE TO PAY TO USE!!!!!

Looks like I will have to try Legacy Standard. I hope I can export/import my data.

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6 days 8 hours ago Four Ways to Make Windows XP Systems More Secure br1anstorm

Skrell..... I would suggest it is not polite to bite the hand that feeds you.

You have posted two requests seeking additional detail. Vic, the writer of the article, took the trouble to reply - twice - trying to be helpful. Each time you have responded, complaining or criticising IN CAPITAL LETTERS (which is not very polite) that you have not had the answer you wanted.

This forum runs on goodwill and voluntary effort. It would be good if you showed a little more respect for that.

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6 days 10 hours ago Four Ways to Make Windows XP Systems More Secure Remah

There will be additional processing but the performance hit should not be noticeable by a user - that is in a link from the tutorial. The additional processing required will vary by application so there are no blanket guidelines.

Many of the EMET technologies are built into Windows and are available for applications to use. The older the software and the less security-conscious the developer then the more likely it is that those features are not in the applications.

I would say that if you are running XP-era applications then it is very unlikely that any of the features are used by those applications. Therefore they will have the highest risks and the greater benefit from applying EMET to them.

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6 days 10 hours ago Four Ways to Make Windows XP Systems More Secure v.laurie

I am not sure what question you want answered in this short space. I gave a link for a forum where you can post questions. In general, it can be said that any security measure may slow down a system. People's systems vary widely and EMET may affect one system more than another. You can give it a try (first backing up) and see if you have problems. As the tutorial indicates, using EMET requires some configuration.

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6 days 10 hours ago Best Free Time Correction Utility CrashDC

As of (at least) July, 2014, this program has been updated to run on Windows 7 (and, probably W8). This is version 5.3 I had been using 5.0-something and it didn't work. I was also under the impression that this software was no longer going to be updated, and I'm very glad to see that it has been.

Free, accurate, customizable... what's not to like? :)

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6 days 10 hours ago Four Ways to Make Windows XP Systems More Secure v.laurie

In the short format used for Tech Tips, it isn't possible to go into all the details. That is why the link to the tutorial is given. If you read that, you can get the kind of information you are asking about. Here again is the tutorial http://www.dedoimedo.com/computers/windows-emet-v4.html.

Added: There is also a forum at http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/security/en-US/home?forum=emet

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6 days 11 hours ago Four Ways to Make Windows XP Systems More Secure Skrell

Ok, so i have never heard of EMET until this article, my question is are there any downsides to using it? For instance, does it slow down programs? Hog memory? I would think with a tool like this any application that you assign to EMET would have these extra security checks running in the background and hence would take a performance hit. Ideas/thoughts/suggestions?

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6 days 12 hours ago Best Free Non-Adobe PDF Reader Sanpo

Because you compare old PDF-Viewer and new Foxit, yes? If you try Pdf-XChange Editor,you can see that the quality is much better in favour of Editor.

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6 days 13 hours ago Easy Way to Customize the System Folders “Computer” in Windows 7 and 8 and “This PC” in Windows 8.1 v.laurie

Will the person who gave this article a rating of "1" please tell us why such a poor rating? If a utility that is described is not good or the article is incorrect, it would be a courtesy to us all to have the details. Exchanging information is very important.

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6 days 13 hours ago Easy Way to Customize the System Folders “Computer” in Windows 7 and 8 and “This PC” in Windows 8.1 xpclient

Yeah I second this utility. All Winaero tools are fantastic and very safe to use. The developer is a genius.

Any detections at VirusTotal are false positives, I can assure you.

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6 days 15 hours ago Best Free Digital Image Viewer sicknero

Many thanks for doing that Marc, I was just beginning to compose a message to them when a notification of your post popped up.

I did try manually creating the plugins folder inside the Nomacs directory and also putting the plugins in the root directory but the program wouldn't recognise them there. Good to hear that the devs are on the case, I'll keep an eye out for an update as I do like this program.

Thanks again.

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6 days 16 hours ago Best Free Antivirus Software Chiron

I'm sorry to hear about this. It sounds to me like there may be an issue with your computer. Perhaps another program is actively interfering, there is some sort of corruption, or remnants from a previously removed software are interfering in some way. If you make a topic for this in the forum, and send me a link to it, I can try to help.

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6 days 16 hours ago Best Free Antivirus Software Chiron

Thank you for pointing this out to me. I have now added a warning to the article.

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6 days 16 hours ago My Favoured Youtube Downloader Of The Moment Grim107

Keepvid is alright. I've been using it for a number of years along with Freemake Video Downloader. However, I would strongly recommend that no one use the audio-only option. I tried it recently for the first time, and the quality was horrendous. I'm far from being an audiophile, but that didn't stop me from noticing major distortion. Do yourself a favor, and get your audio another way. I ended up downloading the video and opening it's audio stream in Audacity, before exporting it at 320kbps mp3. Much better quality.

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6 days 16 hours ago My Favoured Youtube Downloader Of The Moment Phylis Sophical

Awesome! Just tried 'dirpy'. Nothing to install. Just downloaded right off the bat. Use 'download' in lower right.

Attempted keepvid but even turning Java off, couldn't get it to work.

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