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36 min 37 sec ago How to Harden Your Browser Against Malware and Privacy Concerns KetchupKid

I use the paid full version of Malwarebytes for the malware side of the issue. Totally satisfied.

The phishing side of things is often a matter of common sense, but I would still be interested should a good anti-phishing add-on be found that identifies known sources of phishing, not necessarily just the phishing itself.

KK

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43 min 10 sec ago How To Block Ads On All The Leading Webmail Systems CyberWolf64

Just installed the Firefox version. Nice. Also, I am not certain without more testing, but it appears to have a side benefit. The ads on right side of screen in Google when using their search engine also seem to have disappeared as well. REAL nice.

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48 min 14 sec ago How to Harden Your Browser Against Malware and Privacy Concerns Chiron

I just skimmed this, and the reviews do not look too bad to me. I advise this entirely for the phishing and malware protection. Thus, any additional protection it provides from trackers is just a plus, but not something I judge it on.

In terms of high CPU usage, I have heard that reported previously. However, I do not know of a suitable replacement which works as well. This has been shown to be very good at protecting users from phishing and malware links, although there will always be some which are not blocked regardless of which extension you are using (hence many of the negative reviews).

What does everyone else think of this extension? Is there a replacement which you would like me to consider for phishing and malware link protection?

Thanks.

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1 hour 44 min ago How to Harden Your Browser Against Malware and Privacy Concerns KetchupKid

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/trafficlight/reviews/

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2 hours 11 min ago How to Harden Your Browser Against Malware and Privacy Concerns Chiron

Thank you very much for explaining this. I have now edited the article.

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2 hours 34 min ago Search For A Specific Word Or Phrase On Your Entire PC R Severance

AstroGrep is a great recommendation. If you search in Windows it only returns documents created in Microsoft software. I do a lot in Adobe InDesign and this works well on these files.
Grep is easy to download, install and run.
Thanks for the tip.

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2 hours 35 min ago How to Harden Your Browser Against Malware and Privacy Concerns Chiron

Perhaps I am wrong, but I believe that the privacy lists included in AdBlockPlus may probably be just as effective as this extension. Has anyone actually used this extension, or can direct me to a good review of it, so that I can better understand it?

Thank you.

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2 hours 37 min ago How to Harden Your Browser Against Malware and Privacy Concerns Chiron

uBlock seems quite interesting. However, as it does work a little differently, does anyone know of a site which has compared the real-world protection offered by both? I know it will be very similar, but I'd still like to see the actual results.

As for uMatrix, I am strongly considering it. I tested it out very briefly, and it seems that it creates a matrix for each page, which is pre-loaded with what it believes should, and should not, be blocked. The user then clicks on the extension, and for each box can choose to leave it as is, click on the bottom to block, or click on the top to allow. Am I correctly understanding this extension? Also, if I am, what are other users experiences on how useful the default rules are?
Also, I do see that there is much more to this extension in terms of what it can do, but I wanted to focus first on the factors which could make it a suitable replacement for Noscript.

Thank you.

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9 hours 11 min ago Best Free Email Software irwanwr

How about POP Peeper?
I have been using it for years and it works fine for me.
Lightweight, not many restriction and many other features.
http://www.poppeeper.com/

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9 hours 55 min ago Best Free Software for Linux Panzer

Skippy-XD is a full-screen task-switcher:
https://code.google.com/p/skippy-xd/

HexChat is an IRC client based on XChat:
https://hexchat.github.io/

"... Bombono DVD - DVD authoring program with nice and clean GUI ...":
http://sourceforge.net/projects/bombono/

mooedit text editor:
http://sourceforge.net/projects/mooedit/

"... Lime Text is a powerful and elegant text editor primarily developed in Go that aims to be a Free and open-source software successor to Sublime Text ...":
http://limetext.org/

"... MonoDevelop enables developers to quickly write desktop and web applications on Linux, Windows and Mac OS X. It also makes it easy for developers to port .NET applications created with Visual Studio to Linux and Mac OS X maintaining a single code base for all platforms ...":
http://www.monodevelop.com/

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12 hours 11 min ago Best Free Media Player Ghost_Archer

Potplayer is somehow very slow in playing HD video. MPC is relatively much faster.

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14 hours 32 min ago How To Block Ads On All The Leading Webmail Systems bernardz

I have used it for awhile now and its very good.

A firefox version can be found here.

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-us/firefox/addon/webmail-ad-blocker/

It maybe worthwhile to add this link to your article here Rob.

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14 hours 41 min ago How to Harden Your Browser Against Malware and Privacy Concerns Chiron

Thank you. In that case would you mind linking to some of these negative reviews so that I can review them?

Thanks.

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16 hours 52 min ago Using Windows 7 And Linux On The Same Computer MidnightCowboy

See these articles. MC - Site Manager.
http://www.techsupportalert.com/content/best-free-ways-learn-programming...
http://www.techsupportalert.com/content/computer-programming-beginners-k...
http://www.techsupportalert.com/content/practice-your-programming-more-3...
http://www.techsupportalert.com/content/free-programming-courses-kids.htm

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17 hours 38 min ago How To Block Ads On All The Leading Webmail Systems mchldpy

Thankfully, disabling Javascript momentarily lets me revert to the basic version of Gmail which I can set as the 'default view' and I never see ads and only revert to 'standard view' for bulk deleting or features in 'Compose Mail'. Thankfully.
michael clyde

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17 hours 40 min ago How to Get Help with Windows 8.1 Upgrade Problems v.laurie

This type of problem requires more detailed discussion than can be given in the comments here. Please post the details of your problem in our forum http://www.techsupportalert.com/freeware-forum/general-computer-support/. Our expert members will be glad to try to help you.

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17 hours 58 min ago How to Get Help with Windows 8.1 Upgrade Problems AmyE

I have a lenovo laptop & I updated over the weekend with a Windows 8 update. It took a while to complete but when it did i was able to use my computer. Now 2 days later i go to use my laptop & there's nothing but blue screen. Nothing I press or try works. Im not a computer person, have no ideas!! Please help?!

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18 hours 2 min ago How To Block Ads On All The Leading Webmail Systems David Roper

What "got my goat" was the recent forced ads on top of one of the tabs at top. Looked like a floating separate email message - always on top of stack

I had to reduce my number of tabs in GMAIL to 4 from 5 to get rid of the ads.

Sad, very sad. I may have to leave GMAIL oneday. they are very unresponsive to users.

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21 hours 26 min ago How To Block Ads On All The Leading Webmail Systems Sid in Extremis

It's not so much the presence of the advertisements I find annoying as their tendency to make some emails unreadable by overlapping content. There is a Firefox add-on by the same name so thanks for making me search.

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21 hours 59 min ago Using Windows 7 And Linux On The Same Computer Genesiz9

how can i start learning a programming language?
I am new to programming....Any help????

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1 day 1 hour ago Print An Image As Tiles With Maximum Clarity ehorwitz1

Any suggestions on what size image (megapixels or megabytes) is big enough for a standard poster-sized print without degrading the final image?

Thanks!

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1 day 3 hours ago Print An Image As Tiles With Maximum Clarity KetchupKid

I'm sure you'll get better answers, but the simplest answer is to print it with whatever margins your printer needs, then just cut the paper.

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1 day 3 hours ago Print An Image As Tiles With Maximum Clarity KetchupKid

Nice article - nice online service. I tried it on a very large world map and the process went quickly and produced my map into 4 nice printable parts. Very easy. I've bookmarked the site.

The only thing I'll note is the same thing can be accomplished in most decent photo editing apps. I use Paint.net. It may be a little more hit & miss, and take a little longer, but it is something most of us already have and we can fine-tune the splits as desired.

That said, I will still use ImageSplitter on occasion. Very convenient. Thanks for the write-up.

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1 day 3 hours ago How to Harden Your Browser Against Malware and Privacy Concerns KetchupKid

The BitDefender Traffic Light mentioned in the Firefox section of the article.

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1 day 7 hours ago How to Harden Your Browser Against Malware and Privacy Concerns Anupam

Yes, it does not appear in Category view, but will appear separate in Large Icons, or Small Icons view, which is the option I have on my system.

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1 day 20 hours ago How to Harden Your Browser Against Malware and Privacy Concerns BillK

Well, I would recommend not using IE. :)
But TrackerBlock for IE may be useful, though I haven't tried it myself.
http://www.privacychoice.org/trackerblock/ie

Best Wishes

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2 days 59 min ago Print An Image As Tiles With Maximum Clarity Yuri P.

Here is much better option:

http://posterazor.sourceforge.net/

This small program not only cuts the image, it provides the option of margins and saves the result in the multipage PDF that can be printed in a single shot.

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2 days 1 hour ago How to Harden Your Browser Against Malware and Privacy Concerns Chiron

Thank you very much for bringing this to my attention. I did use to recommend Ghostery, but a while back changed to recommending DoNotTrackMe. Now that I see the reviews, and have gotten annoyed with it constantly bothering me about passwords I don't want it to save, I have changed my advice back to Ghostery. Thank you very much.

Also, do you, or anyone else, have a recommendation for an alternative for IE. From what I can see Ghostery is not offered for IE, and I'm hoping someone knows of a suitable alternative.

Thanks.

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2 days 2 hours ago Vuze Help: Installing The Mainline DHT Plugin Pontiac1763

Hi, I've installed the mlDHT plugin and it's visible in the status bar. IPv4 shows large numbers of IP's, IPv6 says 'initializing'. The NAT/Firewall test also gives a pass for port 49001. So this probably means that the installation of the plugin is OK.

The thing that I want to bring up is that when I go to the sources tab of an active torrent, the mlDHT plugin is shown in the sources list, but the line for the plugin never shows any seeds, all the peers are placed in the leechers column, and the seeds column always shows the number zero. Is this as it should be? Why does the mlDHT plugin never have (or show) any seeds? My conjecture is that the mlDHT plugin can't differentiate between seeds and leechers, and therefore Vuze will place all the peers in the leechers column, but that is only my hypothesis.

I hope someone can come up with an answer to this question.

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2 days 3 hours ago Print An Image As Tiles With Maximum Clarity ccp

How does this work if your printer doesn't print right to the edges?

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2 days 5 hours ago Print An Image As Tiles With Maximum Clarity MikeR

Cracking good tip, Rob: well done! I'm not entirely sure how well the finished item would look seeing as how the joining together of the separate A4 sheets might be a wee bit tricky, but as an alternative to investing in an A3 printer this is one option that's definitely worth trying. Thanks again.

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2 days 10 hours ago How to Harden Your Browser Against Malware and Privacy Concerns dogbite

For Chromium based browsers:

Replace the bloated ABP with uBlock
Replace Noscript with uMatrix

Those are the best privacy/anti tracking/anti ads apps out there.

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2 days 10 hours ago How to Harden Your Browser Against Malware and Privacy Concerns BillK

The user reviews for the new Blur addon on Mozilla are terrible!
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/donottrackplus/reviews/

Ghostery (which I use) is recommended instead.
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/ghostery/?src=ss

Best wishes, BillK

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2 days 18 hours ago How to Harden Your Browser Against Malware and Privacy Concerns Chiron

I'm happy to hear that. However, my main concern was whether they cover drastically different privacy protection aspects, and thus whether it is worth the extra system impact to run both.

Do you , or anyone else, know whether they cover drastically different types of threats?

Thanks.

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2 days 21 hours ago How to Harden Your Browser Against Malware and Privacy Concerns MelvilDui

I am running them together with no difficulty.

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2 days 21 hours ago How to Harden Your Browser Against Malware and Privacy Concerns Chiron

Isn't that more of a replacement for Adblock Plus? If so, what I was looking for was a supplementary program to run alongside programs such as Adblock Plus.

Thanks.

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2 days 21 hours ago How to Harden Your Browser Against Malware and Privacy Concerns Chiron

That's very interesting. I am also running Windows 7, and I have to go to system and security to see Flash. How do you have your Control Panel organized. Mine is set to Category View. Did you perhaps make any changes to how these are displayed? If so I'll include that information in the next update.

Thanks.

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2 days 21 hours ago How to Harden Your Browser Against Malware and Privacy Concerns Chiron

Which add-on are you saying is rated poorly by BitDefender?

Also, in terms of the recommendations made on this particular page, the recommendations are technically mine. However, I work very closely with those users who comment on my articles, and look into every recommendation, and complaint, very closely. Thus, I do rely very highly on the advice and information provided by these comments.

Thank you.

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2 days 23 hours ago An Introduction and a Quick Guide to Sandboxie Tomnov

@PeterT
You cannot seriously expect full direct support from a company on a FREE version of their software. And as you posted your comment on a Saturday, how many makers of Expensive, paid versions of their software do you think would provide an instant reply on a weekend?
But as howiem suggests in his reply, you could avail yourself of their help/support forum, and receive help within a few days.
Details of your problem would help too.
My guess is that if your default download folder has a very long name, for example on an XP machine so it looks something like c:\living room computer\users and settings\...\...\my documents\downloaded files....
and the path is too long for the browser and/or the operating system, when adding in the path that Sandboxie adds by default for its own folder hierarchy.

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3 days 4 min ago How to Harden Your Browser Against Malware and Privacy Concerns MelvilDui

You might like to consider AdMuncher now that it has gone free.

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3 days 1 hour ago How to Harden Your Browser Against Malware and Privacy Concerns MikeR

Quote: 'If you are running Windows Vista or Windows 7 do this by going to the control panel on your computer. Then go to the subsection for "System and Security".' Unquote.

Flash Player has its own subsection in my version of Windows 7. There isn't anything labelled 'System & Security'.

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3 days 1 hour ago How to Harden Your Browser Against Malware and Privacy Concerns KetchupKid

On the BitDefender page for this add-on, reviews are poor.

I really enjoy receiving the Gizmo daily email and discover many useful apps, etc. But I'd like to know how much general user opinion is researched before you recommend something. Or are recommendations strictly your own opinion.

Just curious. Keep up the good work!

KK

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3 days 2 hours ago How to Harden Your Browser Against Malware and Privacy Concerns Chiron

Thank you very much for such kind words. If you have any questions please do feel free to ask.

Thanks again.

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3 days 2 hours ago How to Harden Your Browser Against Malware and Privacy Concerns Chiron

Thank you for bringing this to my attention. From what I can tell it does not require registration just for protection from tracking (although I am using Chromium). It can still be downloaded from here:
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/donottrackplus/?src=search

That said, I'm a bit worried that they're pushing registration, and perhaps I'm only not seeing the signing in issue because of something else I've changed in my browser.

What are other people's thoughts about this change, and if you don't like it what recommendations do you have for a replacement?

Thank you.

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3 days 4 hours ago Eighteen Articles to Help Make You a Google Expert toonpig

Thanks these are the sort of tips I love. People say its common sense but for older people like me who are learning from scratch these are great.Keep up the great work really enjoy this site

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3 days 6 hours ago How to Harden Your Browser Against Malware and Privacy Concerns MelvilDui

Dear Chiron,

This article is fantastic! It is comprehensive, well organized and clearly written. I will most certainly read your other articles.

This type of information is very helpful to me because I provide pro bono support to residents of a retirement community and I need to set them up to be as fail-safe as possible and these suggestions do that well. They need a safety net such as you have outlined. This is well timed because they are most vulnerable when the grandchildren visit and wreak havoc with the computer. Or even worse, gift them with a new computer and leave without doing anything but a simple plug-up.

Many thanks for your fine work.

PS Love your choice of avatar. Very appropriate.

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3 days 8 hours ago Best Free Spyware And Adware Remover spaarks

Ah I see, thanks for the explanation.

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3 days 8 hours ago How to Harden Your Browser Against Malware and Privacy Concerns BillK

DoNotTrackMe has changed to Blur.
https://abine.com/index.html?

It appears that I now have to sign in to Blur every time I start Firefox, so I have uninstalled Blur temporarily.
I am interested to see how the community reacts to this new version.

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3 days 10 hours ago Best Free Software for Linux Jojo Yee

Thanks Panzer for the various suggestions.

Phototonic has now been added and this makes it the 150th application selected on this list.

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3 days 16 hours ago Need A HDMI Cable? Tempted To Spend Heavily? Don't. noneleft

You are correct there! I'm new here but had no problem or confusion upon reading your comment.Fuzzy,it was not...succint..yes!
I quite agree that new is not always better,these days.Also,high end technology stores are not always being upfront...money is the business of today!

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3 days 16 hours ago Need A HDMI Cable? Tempted To Spend Heavily? Don't. noneleft

I noticed the same thing here,at our Dollarstore(which is now a $1-2-3$ tops store) that the HDMI was copper,etc.,looked no different and had all the same specs,as a brand name HDMI,at a much higher cost-works great!
Had bought a $3 pair of earphones,there,by Bosch which gives one a sublime experience...whether listening to music or a video on pc.
These days it does not always mean Expensive is better!Some companies actually care about the 'little guy'!

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3 days 17 hours ago Best Free Spyware And Adware Remover MidnightCowboy

Most antimalware programs will not flag tracking cookies because they are neither malware, nor a threat, but a privacy issue. You can control these items with browser extensions such as Ghostery and Privacy Badger. MC - Site Manager.

https://www.ghostery.com/en/
https://www.eff.org/privacybadger

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3 days 22 hours ago Best Free Spyware And Adware Remover spaarks

Malawarebytes Free identifies very few tracking cookies, even on Threat Scan, whereas Spybot identifies lots. I am using the default settings for both programs.

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4 days 31 min ago An Introduction and a Quick Guide to Sandboxie eikelein

@PeterT

I am offering a substantial bet that the computer you used for your tests is infected with some sort of malware.

And when you post such nasty details more information on what browser(s), version(s) ans OS (version?) would lend your words significant credibility.

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4 days 36 min ago Best Free Encrypted Virtual Drive Utility philip

DoxBox is in Beta now. It is based on Sara Dean's work so has an excellent foundation. I was unsuccessful at getting DoxBox started in portable mode on Windows 10 because it needs a signed driver to start. I'll revisit DoxBox an a few months.

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4 days 2 hours ago An Introduction and a Quick Guide to Sandboxie howiem

Rather than set Sandboxie for automatic recovery of downloads, I recommend getting the free VirusTotal Windows Uploader so you can test downloads for malware before recovering from the sandbox by using the right context menu in Windows Explorer | Sendto | VirusTotal
https://www.virustotal.com/en/documentation/desktop-applications/virusto... has the download LINK and a tutorial. Note: The tutorial version shows 2.0, but the download version is 2.2.
https://www.virustotal.com/en/faq/ more details including file upload size limitations:
" What is the maximum file size that can be submitted to VirusTotal?

64MB for the web and email interfaces, 32MB for the API interface by default. Having said this, should you have a strong and justified need to send big files through the API (even larger than 64MB) you can contact us in order to have access to the big files API call. "

There are some other programs similar to VirusTotal at http://www.techsupportalert.com/content/probably-best-free-security-list...
5.1. File scanning with several scanners:

I'm still using VirusTotal 2.0 but will be installing 2.2 shortly.

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4 days 2 hours ago Print An Image As Tiles With Maximum Clarity Sid in Extremis

Nice facility.

It is worth checking whether your printer has this facility built in. For instance there's an Epson utility that will do this which gives overlaps to allow easy pasting the pieces together, much easier than a full bleed version.

Also make sure you have enough ink before starting, posters use an awful lot.

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4 days 2 hours ago An Introduction and a Quick Guide to Sandboxie Anupam

lowndesw, thank you so much for your kind words. Really glad you found the article useful :).

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4 days 2 hours ago An Introduction and a Quick Guide to Sandboxie howiem

I have been using Sandboxie since version 1.x.
I do image searches all the time in my sandboxed browser and I also use a number of browsers. Never encountered this problem in any sandbox or with any browser. The Sandboxie website also has a forum has a forum where issues can be posted.

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4 days 3 hours ago An Introduction and a Quick Guide to Sandboxie lowndesw

As usual, ANOTHER EXCELLENT ARTICLE on a very good, and USEFUL, free software. What is so amazing is that expensive, "Paid for" software do not get this kind of in-depth, unbiased, USEFUL, UNDERSTANDABLE, comparative discussion and evaluation. An added bonus is the Comments. I frequently learn a great deal from them, too!!

I have been using SANDBOXIE for years, ever since it was first discussed on GIZMO'S. It has been used on various XP machines, laptops, desktops, Win7, and now Win8.1, 64 bit, with Chrome, Chrome Canary, Firefox, IE, Opera etc. To my knowledge it has always worked flawlessly. It's one of those "must have", first installed programs.

Anyone who has ever had a nasty downloaded on their machine KNOWS that "an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure".

THANK YOU, Anupam, for another excellent article!!

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4 days 3 hours ago Best Free Antivirus Software Chiron

Thank you for your detailed response. It was very helpful. I've updated the link for Dennis Technology Labs. I also added a note about the auto-quarantine in Panda.

As for Comodo Firewall, in case you weren't aware, a new version has been released to the Comodo forums. It can be downloaded from here:
https://forums.comodo.com/news-announcements-feedback-cis/comodo-interne...

Please let me know if you have any questions, or if you find out anything else.

Thanks.

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4 days 7 hours ago An Introduction and a Quick Guide to Sandboxie Anupam

You are talking about Sandboxie, right? Which version? Which browsers did you use it with?

This will require discussion, so please post about it in the forum here, with all possible details about the problem.. like installation, usage, etc.

http://www.techsupportalert.com/freeware-forum/freeware-installation-and...

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4 days 10 hours ago An Introduction and a Quick Guide to Sandboxie PeterT

Be aware that this is not as easy to use stated. Investigating programme for use by elderly I proceeded to two image searches. One for a picture of a Jaguar cat and one for a picture of a Rolls Royce. On both instances the browser performed exactly as expected until it came to the 'save image as' context menu item. Immediately upon choosing this menu item the browser crashed - this happened in all browsers. Many elderly people like to view/download images from various places like Facebook or Wikipedia so this function is vital. Upon investigation there appears to be no way to contact the company to make enquiry.

I will not be recommending this to any persons in my classes/groups!

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5 days 4 hours ago Best Free Antivirus Software sicknero

I tried 360 for the first time this week, and I'm really liking it.

Unusually for a "suite" I'm actually finding all of the different modules useful as well.

It took me a little while to realise that activating the Avira and Bitdefender modules seems to be a two-step process. I ticked boxes that I thought had activated them and only later found other activation switches in the actual scan dialogue.

It is a little bit buggy I think ... some of the pop-up notices appear a bit erratic as to whether they decide to show themselves or not and it also seems to fall prey to the common W7 issue of disappearing systray icons. Installing it into a clean W7 seems to have helped with that though for now.

Some of it is a little confusing to a first-time user ... for instance I ran the Cleanup module which broke ClassicShell for me, until I realised that it had quarantined the toolbar components of ClassicShell.

All in all I like it a lot though, especially the alternative Windows updater. It seems to run happily with Comodo Firewall too and performance is still good even on my elderly 2Ghz/2Gb desktop machine.

By the way Chiron, your Dennis Technology link goes to the 2013 test results.

Thanks for a great article anyway. I've been using Comodo CIS for a couple of years or so now but I was finding that the AV component was a bit demanding on my low-end hardware, so this week I've tried out most of the alternatives on this page.

Panda I liked quite a lot ... I've used their portable on-demand scanner for a while now so I thought their free AV would probably be pretty good. Which it is, although for me it lacked some configurability and I didn't really like the auto-quarantine behaviour either. I tried 360 just out of interest really but I think I'll stick with it for a while. I seem to recall some concern about their privacy practises a while back but I've not heard that mentioned since.

I noticed this week that none of these AVs seem to flag the Nirsoft suite as malware ... I don't know if this is due to Nirsoft finally getting the message through, or some other factor such as heuristic scanning.

I'll still be using Emsisoft and MBAM as on-demand scanners as these two between them seem to pick up everything.

I see by the by the way that Comodo has received its first update in some time. I really happy to find that the awful process of unblocking blocked executables and adding them to the trusted list has been changed and is much easier now. But again, a bit erratic ... some blocked files can now be trusted via a small screen pop-up, while others still require the tedious process of opening the main program and adding to trusted, etc etc. I noticed also that some execs continue to run even though they get added to the "unknown" list and I have everything set to "block".

I see the settings dialogue has changed too though, so maybe there's something there which might explain that.

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5 days 10 hours ago Best Free Software for Linux Panzer

"... Photobomb - Hello, Media Peace Officer #S1493. As you know by now, a bomb was detonated in the city square only minutes ago. Our algorithms have been scraping social media to collect photos leading up to the event. We have narrowed the list of suspects to 6 in the vicinity who weren't wearing their ID trackers.

Scour the social media timeline and place the photos in the scene to paint the suspects. Determine the location of the bomb and identify the guilty suspect. Time is of the essence, #S1493. The people want justice. You have 2 minutes ...":
http://milkbaggames.itch.io/photobomb

amarok-1.4 - an attempt to maintain the classic amarok, based on 1.4.10:
http://sourceforge.net/projects/amarok-14/

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5 days 10 hours ago Best Free PC Games Panzer

Jet/lag - A Hyper Minimal Rogue-like-like-like that features unforgiving tactical gameplay in the noisiest environment possible:
http://svblm.itch.io/jet-lag

"... Photobomb - Hello, Media Peace Officer #S1493. As you know by now, a bomb was detonated in the city square only minutes ago. Our algorithms have been scraping social media to collect photos leading up to the event. We have narrowed the list of suspects to 6 in the vicinity who weren't wearing their ID trackers.

Scour the social media timeline and place the photos in the scene to paint the suspects. Determine the location of the bomb and identify the guilty suspect. Time is of the essence, #S1493. The people want justice. You have 2 minutes ...":
http://milkbaggames.itch.io/photobomb

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5 days 11 hours ago Best Free Software for Linux Panzer

Phototonic is an image viewer and organizer:
http://oferkv.github.io/phototonic/

"... Lyvi is a simple command-line lyrics (and more!) viewer for various audio players ...":
http://ok100.github.io/lyvi/

Voyager is a Image browser in Vala and Gtk+3:
http://alphaos.tuxfamily.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=1022

"Light" is a program to control backlight controllers:
https://github.com/haikarainen/light

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5 days 11 hours ago Best Free Software for Linux Panzer

Snebu is an efficient incremental snapshot style client/server disk-based backup system for Unix/Linux systems:
http://www.snebu.com/

Ayr is a Bash script which lets you manage menus of application launchers, which can be either executables or desktop files:
http://appstogo.mcfadzean.org.uk/linux.html#ayr

Cleps-Video-Player:
https://github.com/yungtrizzle/Cleps-Video-Player

" ... Playalong - A simple, yet useful music player for musicians ...":
https://github.com/hildensia/playalong

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5 days 11 hours ago Best Free Software for Linux Panzer

"... jumanji is a highly customizable and functional web browser based on the libwebkit web content engine and the gtk+ toolkit. The idea behind jumanji is a web browser that provides a minimalistic and space saving interface as well as an easy usage that mainly focuses on keyboard interaction like vimperator does ...":
https://pwmt.org/projects/jumanji/

"... whistle aims to be a very minimalistic and basic audio player ...":
https://github.com/ap0calypse/whistle

"... Demlo organizes your music library automatically and dynamically. It runs a chain of user-defined scripts using variables such as tags and file properties. This way it yields virtually unlimited customization power to the user ...:"
http://ambrevar.bitbucket.org/demlo/

Luminescence - plugin-based minimalistic web browser:
http://www.mg0.fr/luminescence/

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5 days 11 hours ago Best Free Software for Linux Panzer

"... zathura is a highly customizable and functional document viewer. It provides a minimalistic and space saving interface as well as an easy usage that mainly focuses on keyboard interaction ...":
https://pwmt.org/projects/zathura/

sxiv - simple X image viewer:
https://github.com/muennich/sxiv

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5 days 11 hours ago Best Free Digital Image Editor Panzer

"... Vintager is fun, creative and easy-to-use software that provides you with a number of special effects that can be applied to your photos to give them a retro/vintage style ...":
http://www.exeone.com/vintager

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5 days 15 hours ago User-Friendly Bandwidth Detective Gets A Welcome Update bernardz

Oh I know that, what happens is that when I am in an area where I am paying for WIFI, I want to know what programs on my laptop are consuming my bandwidth.

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5 days 17 hours ago Use This Keyboard App When Sliding Is Faster Than Typing RickeeBoy

Now have a 4.3 Jellybean on 2Gb / 1.7Mhz / 8 core and Swype still Good but Limited / Swiftkey I found just didn't get get the words right without precise finger control plus I didn't like only 3 options / Niveker suggested below TouchPal X Keyboard & I find it the nicest (miss a line of just number keys.) Android or Google Keyboard Themes are poor so prefer Touchpal..... Keep trying things but best keyboard is the Voice Recognition button .. It does really well and typing is becoming a thing of the past as it should be :)

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5 days 17 hours ago User-Friendly Bandwidth Detective Gets A Welcome Update cressean

Yes, it came from the official site via Rob Schifreen's links. Maybe a false positive. The bell rang so I reported it.

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5 days 17 hours ago User-Friendly Bandwidth Detective Gets A Welcome Update George.J

You've got the wrong idea my friend. It's not for monitoring the wireless networks around.

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5 days 18 hours ago User-Friendly Bandwidth Detective Gets A Welcome Update George.J

Usage Note:

To block connections in the Firewall section simply click on the Fire icon to the left of the Program name. Not everyone seems to get it in the first look.

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5 days 18 hours ago User-Friendly Bandwidth Detective Gets A Welcome Update George.J

It doesn't seem to show usage by program like GlassWire does?

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5 days 18 hours ago User-Friendly Bandwidth Detective Gets A Welcome Update boristhemoggy

Absolutely love this, it's what I've been waiting for forever!
Now all I need is a similar tool to measure disk activity....

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5 days 18 hours ago User-Friendly Bandwidth Detective Gets A Welcome Update George.J

Adware.Vundo/Variant-Tiny.Process

GlasWire has no adware present in it's installer. Make sure you downloaded the product from the homesite, and not from other sources.

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

Thank you. I updated the email submission address for bkav to say it works for zip files. I also added the email address submission for kingsoft.

However, as far as I know ByteHero does not detect samples by signature, therefore I'm not sure how much it helps to add them to this list. Do you have more information about how they detect files? I had thought it was only through behavior.

Also, thank you for the submission address for zoner antivirus. I have added this. However, I cannot add the one for rising because it does not have a green, or unknown WOT rating, which is a techsupportalert requirement and nothing which I can do about that.

Thank you.

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5 days 18 hours ago Best Free Word Processor kjbaumga

I used PolyEdit Lite for awhile, and it is 17 MB on startup. It's not under development any more, but I recall liking it more than these recommended word processors.

TextMaker is my word processor of choice right now. It starts up at around 23 MB, so maybe it is not for you. But I would strongly recommend it, certainly over all of the Word Processors here. It is not clear to me whether you can install TextMaker separately from the office suite it comes with, however. (FreeOffice). I didn't want to bother checking, frankly, but I'd be surprised if you couldn't specify that you didn't want the other two office apps.

Those searching for an WordPad replacement should try TextMaker out. I wanted something a bit less bulky than MS Word, but more full-featured than WordPad. I also wanted something that would start quickly but have all of the essential features of normal text editing. Whenever I need really advanced features, I use MS Word. In my case, that means I use MS Word a few times a year, while I use TextMaker every day.

It's vastly superior to WordPad, if only because it has autosave. I went searching for a Wordpad replacement when I lost an hour's work when Wordpad crashed. Even if TextMaker crashes, which is rare, it saves even your unnamed documents and tries to restore them. The program may be more than some people need, in that it has tables, change tracking, spell-check, and so on. (It also saves in MS Word and HTML formats, as well as RTF.) But for my needs, it blows away the apps listed here.

Aesthetics matter to me, also, and I like the clean, attractive interface of TextMaker, as well. Jarte needs a serious overhaul in terms of both aesthetics and usability. I still find it amusing that Jarte uses an icon of a greek temple to represent the idea of "reference bar". Probably 20-30 times, I hovered my mouse over that temple thinking, "What the h*ll is that temple thing?" And the Jarte classic view wastes screen real estate, a basic no-no in interface design. Wasted screen real estate in TextMaker is close to zero.

Another downside of TextMaker, though, is that it appears the latest version is Textmaker 2012, so updates are rare. Apparently, people are still working on it, but rare updates are a downside. But, pleasantly, I can honestly say that's about the only downside I've experienced with it.

Still, to some extent, the right word processor is subjective. Hope you find the right one for you.

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5 days 18 hours ago Essential Updates For Windows - Install Them Now mchldpy

I'd be curious as to how it works. I have batchrun and for some reason never tried to make one for installing these. I copy mine from people who are gracious enough to post them online, after trying to determine if they contain any bad code then I run it in Returnil just to be sure. I just installed 103 updates with a program called Wsus Offline Updates installer. It uses some sysinternals tools to verify the updates it downloads (sig. chk etc...) and the second part of the program will see what updates you need and install accordingly. It makes a package you can put on dvd, flash drive etc... so you can install on any machine without an internet connection. The website is German and English so, when you see something in German, just below it will be the same paragraph in English.
http://wsusoffline.net/
I installed all 103 w/o rebooting till the end.

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5 days 20 hours ago Essential Updates For Windows - Install Them Now sicknero

I've been giving the 360 Total Security software a test drive today, and one of its modules is a Windows updater (something like the one in the old IOBits Toolbox, if you remember it) which seems to work very well indeed.

Furthermore, the module not only downloads Windows updates, but it also has an option to be pointed to a local directory.

I've not tried it out yet, but I will do and post again to report on how it went.

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5 days 20 hours ago How to Report Malware or False Positives to Multiple Antivirus Vendors LucasZ

bkav@bkav.com.vn takes zip files too, so add it to your jumbo mailto link.

Here are email addresses you don't have.
virus@ByteHero.com
huangruimin@kingsoft.com

Submission URLs you don't have:
[Link removed as per site rules](The WOT rating is due to questionable company practices. They're one of the vendors in VirusTotal though, so I think they're worth listing here)
http://www.zonerantivirus.com/zaslani-vzorku-k-overeni

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5 days 21 hours ago User-Friendly Bandwidth Detective Gets A Welcome Update nyoman

NetWorx it's also one of the best network and bandwidth monitoring tools. NetWorx is also freeware software, and provide many function of network tools.
Here is the more website of NetWorx software: https://www.softperfect.com/products/networx/

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5 days 21 hours ago User-Friendly Bandwidth Detective Gets A Welcome Update jhvance

I note that the download is explicitly designated as "Version 1.0.30 beta", so it would seem the developers intend on any number of future fixes, patches and improvements.

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6 days 49 min ago User-Friendly Bandwidth Detective Gets A Welcome Update cressean

Superantispyware Pro finds a Trojan called "Adware.Vundo/Variant-Tiny.Process" during installation. It quarantined a file called Fontname.dll. Glasswire seems to run fine without it.
MS Security Essentials saw nothing.
This is on Win7 Home 64 on a VirtualBox VM. Once Fontname.dll is removed the scan comes up clean. See C:\Windows\Tmp\NSEB981.Tmp\Fontname.dll.

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6 days 1 hour ago Essential Updates For Windows - Install Them Now sicknero

Hi, thanks for the reply.

Sorry that was a bit garbled, re; nLite. I just meant is there any advantage if one doesn't use that.

Anyway I've downloaded a full set of updates so I'll give it a try this evening perhaps. I can imagine it probably is a lot quicker even if running multiple batches ... the native installer does take forever and is prone to failing as well for me when updating from a fresh W7 installation.

For batch files I use a small portable app called Batchrun (http://www.outertech.com/en/batch-file) which automates the whole procedure. It's excellent, if anybody else is following this conversation and like me doesn't know how to create batch files.

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6 days 2 hours ago Best Free Web Site Ripper damtac84

I spend a lot time with HTTrack and sometime its take a lot time andI think PageNest have an option better than HTTrack. thats auto-collect what should download. PageNest auto-collect pages are link prefer and do not download it. it save much time!

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6 days 4 hours ago User-Friendly Bandwidth Detective Gets A Welcome Update MoisheP

Excellent forensic tool which complements anti-malware suites.
The authors were quite helpful when I had some installation issues.
Suggestion: add a batch file to start and stop the GlassWire service, e.g.

net start GlassWire
"C:\Program Files (x86)\GlassWire\GlassWire.exe"
net stop GlassWire
pause

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6 days 4 hours ago Best Free Technical Support Sites v.laurie

We are unable to respond to individual support requests here. Please post details of your query in our forum:
http://www.techsupportalert.com/freeware-forum/general-computer-support/

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6 days 4 hours ago Best Free Technical Support Sites larryt

I foolishly let some scammers have access to my desktop.
They added a password which I don't know, so now when XP Pro starts up, it asks for that password. Is this fixable?

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6 days 5 hours ago User-Friendly Bandwidth Detective Gets A Welcome Update theotang

Works on Windows 7 or newer (no Vista, XP, etc)
Does not support Windows server edition but some users in the forums have hacked it in.

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6 days 6 hours ago How to Install Comodo Firewall Chiron

With version 8 the defaults have changed. Under Proactive Security all unknown files will automatically be sanboxed and run in a Fully Virtualized environment. Thus, from what I have seen, this should already be sufficient to protect a computer. It is for this reason that I no longer recommend any additional changes. If I see any evidence of bypasses, or similar problems, I will alter this recommendation. However, I do not believe this will be the case.

Thanks.

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6 days 7 hours ago Essential Updates For Windows - Install Them Now mchldpy

sicknero,
IIRC, when using the batch file, which is 2 or 3 minutes for all since sp1, it keeps going, doesn't install duplicates and just like it somehow handles the updates that have to have a prior update installed and rebooted to finish the install of the latter, it takes care of it.
there are a couple of different kinds of batch files that will install updates and especially with xp you needed the right one so it would handle the updates and only reboot at the end. (IIRC) It's been a couple of years since i google searched for the correct type of batch file BUT as in my answer earlier to you I have the batch file for se7en x64 and your welcome to it.

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6 days 8 hours ago Essential Updates For Windows - Install Them Now mchldpy

@ pratomorone,
IIRC, the second time you use it, if you have not
changed the file you downloaded the updates to it will tell you or ask you if you want to redownload/replace that update, IIRC. I now just look at the release date of the update (on the list of available updates to d/load hit the plus sign to scope out and look @ each update
available with it's release date) or go by the KB # and check-the-box beside the updates I want to download.. At the bottom of that list under the advanced section you can ctbox to enable the release date to be shown beside each update.

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6 days 9 hours ago Essential Updates For Windows - Install Them Now mchldpy

@ sicknero,
If you install the downloaded updates manually one by one you can achieve a rate of 2 to 3 per minute which beats W/U hands down BUT, as stated in my post if you use a batch file, you can put all the updates you want to install with the batch file in a folder called "whatever" in C: or the active drive, start the batch file and it will install all and you can then reboot 1 time, keep the batch file, delete the updates or keep both. I've never seen it take more than a couple (or 3) of minutes. [make sure trusted installer and A/U's are enabled/running.
While I know of and have used Nlite you lost me on that one.
Batch file... I don't have the link to where i d/lded it from, I used google, I do have the batch file I use on my se7en x64 OS's and i'm happy to share with anybody.

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6 days 10 hours ago Best Free Software for Linux Panzer

"... emelFM2 ... It is a file manager for UNIX-like operating systems. It uses a simple and efficient interface pioneered by Norton Commander, in the 1980s. The main window is divided into three parts, described as "panes" or "panels". Two of those (side-by-side or top-to-bottom) show the contents of selected filesystem directories. The third pane, at the bottom of the window, shows the output of commands executed within the program. Those panes can be resized, and any one or two of them can be hidden and unhidden, on request. A built-in command-line, toolbar buttons or assigned keys can be used to initiate commands ...":
http://emelfm2.net/

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6 days 10 hours ago Best Free PC Games Panzer

"... In OMDB you play as Noel Brody, a former scientist for the evil “Mortiga Consolidated” who after protesting the use of her work as a weapon is subjected to it herself. Now as a twice dead creature of the night she must fight her way through the “Mortiga Consolidated” headquarters in order to: find a cure for her affliction, reclaim her experiment, and maybe even have time for a little revenge ...":
http://gamejolt.com/games/action/over-my-dead-body/37219/

Atticus:
http://gamejolt.com/games/puzzle/atticus/37073/

"... Beneath The Crimson Moon, inspired by Edgar Allan Poe's short story Masque of the Red Death, is an exploration puzzle game in which the player must find objects that can be destroyed. When destroyed, the materials gathered, can then be used to navigate obstacles by re-building other objects such as bridges or ladders ...":
http://jib333.itch.io/beneath-the-crimson-moon

"... Music of the Spheres ... It’s a game about patterns. More specifically, it’s about bullets that bounce, and that play glockenspiel notes when they do ..." (now free):
http://www.musicofthespheresgame.com/

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