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36 weeks 3 days ago Best Simple Linux Distro [STUB ONLY] steppinrazor

Heya! I'll be your new editor for this article. I'm new to editing for Gizmo's but have been using this site constantly ever since I found it! :)

I'll look into any suggestions but remember its the Best SIMPLE Linux Distro not the BEST Linux Distro.

For more in depth discussion on this topic I started this forum post:

http://www.techsupportalert.com/freeware-forum/linux/12749-best-simple-l...

Otherwise continue to give me suggestions with little blurbs about the distro, and feedback (once I get something up), I love feedback! :)

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36 weeks 3 days ago Search Your PC For A Given Filename In Seconds MidnightCowboy

Your original comment, together with the link is now published. Please appreciate that we are a volunteer driven site so how we operate depends on the resources available at the time. In this particular case it was important to attempt some additional research because the home website of the program has no WOT (Web Of Trust) rating and no reference to TOS or a privacy policy. The site and the program do however scan clean with VirusTotal. MC - Site Manager.

https://www.virustotal.com/en/file/9db7fc26e26add4cf5f2aeb5a04f4f2cc4214...

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36 weeks 3 days ago Best Simple Linux Distro [STUB ONLY] steppinrazor

Only problem with Gentoo is that it isn't exactly simple and it definitely isn't user friendly... I'll look at the Live DVD as I would love to actually run Gentoo for myself and I didn't know they had a Live version, but unless their is a graphical installer from the DVD then Gentoo is far from simple. Sabayon might be a different story; it's Gentoo based but claims to be a "runs out of the box" system. I've wanted to try Sabayon before but it was a little too heavy for my netbook. Now I've got an excuse to try new distros though, so I'm ready to have some fun! :D

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36 weeks 3 days ago Best Free Windows Store Apps v.laurie

If you happen to have a 3-D printer, Windows 8.1 now has an app for that:
http://apps.microsoft.com/windows/en-us/app/3d-builder/75f3f766-13b3-45e...

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36 weeks 3 days ago Search Your PC For A Given Filename In Seconds ockham

Rob,
I expect that you won't allow this on your webpage but I do hope that you will take it to heart.
I registered on Gizmo in order to advise your readers about a find that I had made --- a freeware program that operates in a similar manner to "search everything", with similar (blazing) speed and with a better GUI. I had used "everything" for years and found that, for my needs, this new program was superior.
My post, with the program name and a link to the download site, appeared briefly on your page and was then removed. No explanation was given either on the page or by personal email. Needless to say, I feel somewhat aggrieved and will never again make the mistake of trying to share my discoveries with you or your readers.
By the way, I had tried "ultrasearch" some months ago and found it significantly inferior to "everything".

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36 weeks 3 days ago Best Free Microsoft Downloads jmjsquared

Great article, Vic, and wonderfully informative Comments. Thanks to all.

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36 weeks 3 days ago Best Simple Linux Distro [STUB ONLY] steppinrazor

Linux Mint is definitely on my list. I'm gonna go on a spree of burning install CDs today, and that's definitely a distro I'm going for.

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36 weeks 3 days ago The Best iPad Tips and Tricks [iOS 4 to 6] Ceemee

On ipad, when I open the cover it shows who I have been conversing with and what was being said. How can I turn this feature off?

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36 weeks 3 days ago Best Simple Linux Distro [STUB ONLY] robert.thompson

I have tried many, many distros and fround that Linux Mint to be the easiest distro to use:

- Simple, graphical installer that can automatically install Linux Mint "along side" your Windows operating system thus giving you the choice to start either when you turn on your PC. (Read: you will not trash your Windows system.)

- Great desktop that is quite similar to the Windows desktop.

- It automatically installs LibreOffice which can read & write files in the MS Office format.

- Installs many other excellent "Windows equivalent" software applications.

- Updates the whole system with on click. It tells you when you need to do an update.

- No more virus etc problems.

- According to "Distrowatch.com", Linux Mint has been the most downloaded distro for the last 2 years; try it and you will see why.

- It just works!

Rob.

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36 weeks 3 days ago Best Free Trojan Horse Scanning And Removal Software torres-no-tan-m...

EAM is not portable and therefore, will not run from a USB stick. However, Emsisoft Emergency Kit is portable: https://www.emsisoft.com/en/software/eek/
Please read the following article for more info: http://www.techsupportalert.com/content/how-fix-malware-infected-compute...
HTH
Torres

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36 weeks 3 days ago Best Simple Linux Distro [STUB ONLY] Panzer

You can get Gentoo LiveDVD here:

http://www.gentoo.org/news/20121221-livedvd.xml

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36 weeks 3 days ago Best Free File Manager George.J

XYPlorer Free is no longer developed, I'd recommend you to use FreeCommander XE, Unreal Commander, Nomad.Net, Master Commander or MultiCommander which are coming perfect in my latest tests.
This section is undergoing a major update.

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36 weeks 3 days ago Best Free File Manager George.J

You could use "Compare folders" function to find duplicate files, although dedicated duplicate finders are rare in freeware file managers.

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36 weeks 4 days ago Vuze Meta Search: Adding Search Sites mr6n8

Just an FYI that Torfeat did create a 1337x template and it is working and up for download at the template site in the guide here.

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36 weeks 4 days ago Vuze Meta Search: Adding Search Sites mr6n8

Yes. That is the site that Vuze is (or should be) getting results from when you add that template in to Vuze.

Vuze does not really have any content of its own. The meta search just culls results from torrent search sites on the web that have been added in to the meta search through Vuze search templates.

Anyhow, the fact that you can access through the browser makes it very hard to figure what is wrong within Vuze. If you can access a site through the browser, then Vuze should be able to access through the meta search after you have added the template. I know there is nothing rong with the template as it works for both I and your friend.

At this time all I can suggest is to delete the template from Vuze and try to re-add it back in.

Also, you could just search directly at the site - it probably will return even more results than Vuze does as Vuze limits the amount of results from any given site.

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36 weeks 4 days ago Vuze Meta Search: Adding Search Sites Lotus8

Yes I can, it opens up a new browser search engine. would that be right?

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36 weeks 4 days ago Vuze Meta Search: Adding Search Sites mr6n8

That is strange as torrentproject is not on the list of blocked sites for the UK.

Can you access the site in your browser?
http://torrentproject.com/

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36 weeks 4 days ago Best Free File Manager West Swan

That sounds like a good idea.

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36 weeks 4 days ago Vuze Meta Search: Adding Search Sites Lotus8

Yes I'm in the UK. I downloaded 'Torrentproject' posted on 4th November. What I can't understand is a friend of mine says he downloaded the same one and get everything??

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36 weeks 4 days ago Vuze Meta Search: Adding Search Sites mr6n8

The moving of the torrent site listing and advanced search should not have affected any of the search templates.

I have all of the templates from the site linked in this article and they are all working for me (in the USA) in my Vuze.

Are you in the UK? The ISPs there were recently ordered to block many of the torrent sites.

Did you get your templates from the page linked in this article?

Steve

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36 weeks 4 days ago Vuze Meta Search: Adding Search Sites Lotus8

HI I opened up vuze one day and I noticed the layout had changed i.e the advanced search and torrent list was on the top instead of the right hand side. A friend said that some of the torrents had become dnr'd so went to Vuze downloads and downloaded the Torrenze project (4th Nov) but there seems to be no improvement... I'm still getting limited selection of searches.. what am I doing wrong? Please Help!
Thanks

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36 weeks 4 days ago Best Free Desktop Search Utility GJW

The latest version of Copernic Desktop Search is version 4.0. Unfortunately, the free version (Copernic Desktop Search Lite) does not support mails in Outlook, but only files. It also has a limit of 75 thousand files.

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36 weeks 4 days ago Powerful Free Microsoft Security Tool EMET has Been Updated AJNorth

Hello W.C.,

Had a similar experience with one rig running Win XP Pro SP3; after first removing EMET 4.0 (utilizing the Revo Uninstaller), then installing v4.1, the situation was resolved. (Be sure to first close all applications that EMET may be monitoring...)

Cheers,

AJN

P.S. A restart after removing v4.0 may help increase the likelihood of success...

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36 weeks 4 days ago Best Free CD-DVD Burning Software Anupam

Hi tbriggs, you are most welcome.

You should have posted this question in the forum, as this is not actually on the topic of this review. Still, I will reply here, as your query might be satisfied with my reply. If you have further queries though, please post in the forum :).

.vob is a video file. The files which you described are seen in a DVD video structure. So, the software has converted the slideshow into a DVD video. Once that is done, I am afraid you cannot disintegrate it, and take out the individual photos. That cannot be done.

However, something which can be done is, that you can get photos from it, like you get a screenshot. That is capture a frame of the video, which is like an image. One such free software for doing that is Video to JPG Converter, available here:

http://www.dvdvideosoft.com/products/dvd/Free-Video-to-JPG-Converter.htm

There is also a tutorial on the page, to teach how to use the software.

Do post in the forum for further queries please, as this is out of topic here, and I will remove it once you see the reply :).

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36 weeks 4 days ago Memrise a new Language Jero

Hey, NicNeely, thanks for the reference to the cool new language learning tool. It's Ichiban! So are you. Thanks for volunteering the time and effort to make the WWW a BBBetter place!

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36 weeks 4 days ago Best Free Spyware And Adware Remover joeguru

Thank you for your comments. I respectfully disagree. The article you quoted was a year old and based on other information at PCMag seemed bias. They don't consider free anti-malware programs effective anymore, so Spybot isn't the only one they have a problem with. Also according to CNET and Softpedia users it's ranked 4/5. Techspot ranked it 4.5/5 in a review dated Nov 2013. There are others. One reason I ranked it so well was in my testing it was the only program that provided real-time protection for free and did a comparable job of removing malware.

If you wish to continue the discussion regarding the effectiveness of Spybot or other free anti-malware products, please post a thread in the Freeware Forum.

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36 weeks 4 days ago Best Free CD-DVD Burning Software tbriggs

Hi Anupam,

Thanks again for your help on 04/01/2013. Have a different question now. My sister has given me some DVD-Rs that she has added photos that automatically play in a sequence with music and stupid special effects (exploding stars, shrinking imagery, ect.). I wish to copy the photos from this DVD she's authored, and get the captions she's associated with these photos as well, without all the special effects and musics-Just photos and captions. Is there a free software product that will do this? If not, what software would you recommend?

It would appear that she created it with a software called Roxioplasma (2005) and there are .bup, .vob, and .ifo files that this application creates. I need something to open these files so I can pull the photos out with.

Thanks,

Tom

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36 weeks 4 days ago How to Really Speed up File Copying in Windows ASAD19945

NICE

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36 weeks 4 days ago Search Your PC For A Given Filename In Seconds Collier

Impressive!

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36 weeks 4 days ago Search Your PC For A Given Filename In Seconds Jorpho

I also enjoy Everything Search, though it has a few drawbacks – it usually takes a minute to re-index when it first starts up, and sometimes its wildcard matching is just nuts. Sometimes I resort to locate32, a Windows port of a *nix utility which maintains a single static database.

So if this is at least as fast as Everything, I might check it out.

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36 weeks 4 days ago Powerful Free Microsoft Security Tool EMET has Been Updated windyctyprog

Will do - thanks...

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36 weeks 4 days ago Powerful Free Microsoft Security Tool EMET has Been Updated v.laurie

If you are using Sandboxie, there could be a conflict. Try posting in the forum where one of our members who is a Sandboxie expert can help you.

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36 weeks 4 days ago Powerful Free Microsoft Security Tool EMET has Been Updated windyctyprog

One comment and one question...

I have been using EMET for a long time...

Downloaded and installed 4.1, and it just slowed my system to a crawl, never happened before.

I uninstalled and reinstalled twice this morning and nothing changed.

I have now uninstalled it.

Question: is there an alternative to EMET?

I run FF25 sandboxed (Sandboxie), MSE and Winpatrol in real time, run a number of on-demand scanners weekly; as I said, used to run EMET.

What might I try in lieu of EMET?

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36 weeks 4 days ago Best Free Trojan Horse Scanning And Removal Software RaySachsen

How do I open my virus locked laptop to run the Emsisoft from a USB? I have AVG on my computer but it didn't stop this one.

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36 weeks 4 days ago Powerful Free Microsoft Security Tool EMET has Been Updated v.laurie

Not that I know of.

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36 weeks 4 days ago Powerful Free Microsoft Security Tool EMET has Been Updated windyctyprog

Vic,

I do have a question about updates.

I am a long time user of EMET and unless I have missed something all this time, is there an automatic update feature of EMET buried somewhere?

Thanks.

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36 weeks 4 days ago Best Free Spyware And Adware Remover sbwhiteman

As far as I've seen, independent testing of Spybot has been abysmal. As just one example, PC Magazine concluded, "In testing, it proved almost 100 percent ineffective."

http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2412372,00.asp

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36 weeks 5 days ago Best Free Antivirus Software West Swan

Hello,

It is interesting that you recommend Microsoft Security Essentials for average users.

Windows Secrets, the website that Gizmo used to be a senior editor of, says that it is really only suitable for 'geeks' and those who use safe surfing practices. For average users they recommend other antivirus.

http://windowssecrets.com/langalist-plus/questions-about-ms-security-ess...

Oh yeah, I'm not saying you or they are wrong, just pointing out that even experts differ in their opinions :-)

I for one use Avast. I make sure to change all the settings so that it asks me first before deleting or repairing or quarantining infected files etc.

Cheers,

Paul

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36 weeks 5 days ago Best Free Spyware And Adware Remover joeguru

Yes that was a typo, and thank you for pointing it out. I always appreciate comments and feedback.

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36 weeks 5 days ago Best Free Music Player and Organizer for Android trainman261

In case you still are subscribed to replies to your comment, Android 4.3 has support for AVRCP 1.3, and I am 95% sure that MixZing supports it. As I don't have access to a car with AVRCP 1.3 Bluetooth support, I can't test it like that, but when I connect my device to my computer (windows) via bluetooth to play music through it, music information pops up, and I am 95% sure that this is going through the AVRCP 1.3 protocol.

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36 weeks 5 days ago Best Free Text Editors ChocolateChip

Of the various notepad replacements I've tried, I like Notepad++ and Akelpad the best. At the time of writing this, Notepad++ has the most features of the two and is one of the most popular replacements around. However, Akelpad is more customizable. It starts off very basic, but plug-ins can be enabled or disabled, increasing or decreasing functionality and loading times respectively.

I tested the loading times of both of them using AppTimer on different machines. After enabling the features I needed, such as Code Folding, Syntax Highlighting, etc, I found that Akelpad loaded 40-50% faster than Notepad++. That being said, the loading times of Notepad++ aren't particularly slow when compared to other text editors.

I use Akelpad because I want something that loads at a speed similar to that of the operating systems Notepad and lets me make quick edits or write small code. I prefer using a complete IDE instead for medium to large projects. Notepad++ is still an excellent application if you need the extra features though.

Note: I prefer to set the file associations myself, rather than choosing to have Akelpad replace the default windows notepad during the installation.

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36 weeks 5 days ago How to Fix a Very Slow Windows 7 Downloads Folder DesertRat

I've never noticed this slowness, but perhaps this is because I always disable thumbnails. To do this, in any normal folder, tap "Alt", select "Tools" from the menu bar, then "Options". Put a check mark next to "always show icons, never show thumbnails".

I also recommend UNchecking "Hide extensions for known file types".

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36 weeks 5 days ago Best Free Android Apps Jojo Yee

Thanks for the info boygnius. The link has now been updated.

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36 weeks 5 days ago Best Free File Manager ichabod

I would be interested in seeing future reviews cover each file manager's ability to identify and aid in the removal of duplicate files. I don't expect these comprehensive file managers to match all the duplicate-file functions of dedicated programs, but I've really benefited over the years from even the limited ability of xplorer2 Lite in that area, and I've just installed MultiCommander especially to see what it offers.

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36 weeks 5 days ago Create Your Own Printable Photo Calendar For Free! Kittylover

this is fun and easy!4

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36 weeks 6 days ago Best Free Android Apps boygnius

Looks like the dialer link has changed to https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=me.dialer.DialerOne

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36 weeks 6 days ago Search Your PC For A Given Filename In Seconds ockham

Thanks, but no thanks.
Masterseeker ( http://www.master-seeker.com/ ) is the new king of file searchers.
I have used everything for years but recently dumped it in favor of masterseeker which is just as fast and somewhat more user friendly.

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36 weeks 6 days ago Best Free Spyware And Adware Remover BringBackDOS

Good Day! I hope you're enjoying a pleasant one. I like your article. It's concise, clear, and helpful except for one small sentance. Is the following a typo, or reference to a program I should also evaluate: In the text about Spywareblaster -> "Spywareblock is the only program reviewed to recommend this step." ...did you mean to write "Spywareblaster" rather than "Spywareblock"?

I believe I'm going to try Spywareblaster first. I hate bulging, intrusive, resource hogging applications that slow down my system and/or annoy me with various notifications and/or sales pitches. My second evaluation will be Malwarebytes.

Let me just add that I don't run any anti-virus software or any other malware, spyware software. I don't have malware protection clicked "on" in my browser (Chrome)... I haven't used any of that junk for as long as I can remember... many years... over a decade... or at least as long as I've been using WinPatrol Plus. I'm a heavy internet user... but No Gaming or anything like that...

WinPatrolPlus by design, blocks and notifies me regarding anything that tries to make Any "system" changes without my permission. I've had no invasions of any kind. Maybe it's just that I'm Lucky... but I don't even use a Firewall. I have had No Issues Whatsoever. I'm now networking my girlfriends Acer Netbook with mine and thought that maybe a little extra protection would be warranted. Although, like I said, if it eats resources of any kind, or annoys me in any way, I'm kickin' it outta here! I believe the secret to a healthy computer, and one that lasts and doesn't get rapidly Downgraded, is to keep one's system Clean and Lean. Enjoy Everything! ~ John B. Owego, NY

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36 weeks 6 days ago Put Photos And Music Together To Create An Online Slideshow kytesarah

Im just new and I want to make my own slide...I wish this site help me creat one...thank you...more power,!!

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36 weeks 6 days ago How to Get Help with Windows 8.1 Upgrade Problems Anupam

Gave up. The OEM builder key doesn't work.. only retail :(.

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36 weeks 6 days ago How to Recover Files from Windows XP Backups (BKF Files) in a Windows 7 System MidnightCowboy

Sorry but we are unable to respond to individual support requests here in the comments. Please post full details of your problem here in our forum. MC - Site Manager.

http://www.techsupportalert.com/freeware-forum/general-computer-support/

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36 weeks 6 days ago How to Recover Files from Windows XP Backups (BKF Files) in a Windows 7 System Stphn-Stanl

I have tried to follow your suggestion but it just not worked & I have ended up with the error which says The Backup File Contains Unrecognized Data and Cannot Be Used....can you please help me in proceedings....

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36 weeks 6 days ago Best Free Billiards and Pool Game shnbwmn

After trying Foobilliard I really wasn't impressed ... the game just didn't feel or look right. Will definitely be trying these other suggestions.

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36 weeks 6 days ago Best Free Media Player MidnightCowboy

Many thanks for letting us know. The review content has now been updated to reflect the inclusion of OpenCandy in GOM Player. MC - Site Manager.

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36 weeks 6 days ago Best Free File Manager ichabod

XYplorerFree seems to be showing its age, although that might be an advantage for anyone who shares the preferences expressed by Snowman123. Using it on a Win8 box, it didn't recognize the Library "folders" and gave me a tedious hourglass when I connected a camera to a USB port. Has anyone else had that experience?

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36 weeks 6 days ago Search Your PC For A Given Filename In Seconds mauries

I'm with the above
"Search Everything" is the fastest most comprehensive available. I have not found anything that comes even close and all ad-free!

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37 weeks 29 min ago Search Your PC For A Given Filename In Seconds wildweaselkeeper

Thank you, Rob, but I think I will stick with "Everything"; indexes in seconds and search results are instantaneous. Not Ad supported and also Freeware.

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37 weeks 2 hours ago Best Free File Manager ichabod

For xplorer2 lite, you say:
Version: 2.1.0.2
Runs as a stand-alone program on a user's computer
This product is portable.

zabkat.com/x2lite.htm says v2.3.0.1, and says nothing about its being portable; running the downloaded exe opens the setup wizard to install the program.

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37 weeks 5 hours ago Best Free PDF Writer Software rjord343

CutePDF is an excellent free PDF "printer". It uses ghostscript gpl to write the files and creates a clean clear pdf in seconds. We install it on all the computers in my company. www.cutepdf.com

-R

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37 weeks 6 hours ago How to Install Comodo Firewall Chiron

You're welcome. Let me know if you have any other questions or suggestions.

Thanks.

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37 weeks 6 hours ago How to Install Comodo Firewall Zeronos

Thanks very much for the answers, Chiron! :)

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37 weeks 7 hours ago How to Install Comodo Firewall Chiron

Not quite. However, the protection is now configured in such a way that ransomware can be properly blocked without making the change which was necessary for V5. Making that change for V5 made it more chatty. Now it's possible to get the same level of protection with V6, but with less alerts.

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37 weeks 7 hours ago How to Install Comodo Firewall Zeronos

So with the version 6 that command line that has needed to put in version 5 is "enabled by default", let's say in these terms?

Thanks very much for the quick answer, Chiron!

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37 weeks 7 hours ago Search Things Using this Amazing App with a Smartphone Camera Fairportfan

Tried it. Deleted it. Two years or so ago.

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37 weeks 7 hours ago Five Really Simple Tricks and Tips that Solve a Lot of PC Problems beergas

Still want to see fix for IE 11 in Win 8.1 to work right w/ Flash Player. Can't play videos on lot sites w/ the newest Flash Player. Chrome ok for most sites (built in Flash) so why the IE 11 grief. Had to swap out the flash.ocx file in the x64 folder just to get a few problem programs to play. Oh well in time MS gets around to it.

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37 weeks 7 hours ago How to Install Comodo Firewall Chiron

Version 6 has been improved such that it is no longer necessary to make that change. Don't worry, you're just as safe with V6 as V5.

Thank you and let me know if you have any other questions.

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37 weeks 8 hours ago How to Install Comodo Firewall Zeronos

Hello Chiron, your articles are always fantastic, thanks very much for them!

Sorry me for my English but can you answer me one doubt, please? In the old article, with Comodo Firewall 5, I remember that there was a configuration that you needed to put something with * and other symbols. I remember that in the article you said that command was for blocking everything and to give 100% of protection. In this new Comodo Firewall 6, there are not more need to put this command? This command was put in the Defense+ tab if I'm not wrong.

Thanks again!

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37 weeks 8 hours ago Best Free Torrent Search Engines mr6n8

Yes they do give a good amount of information and screens.
Right now extratorrent is not loading (along with the take and coda bad gateway), so I will wait until tomorrow to update as I may have to put notes on those 3 if they do not comeback.

Thanks

Steve

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37 weeks 8 hours ago Five Really Simple Tricks and Tips that Solve a Lot of PC Problems Fairportfan

Right. When i worked phone support, i occasionally would remark that we had to wait thirty seconds for the used electrons to trickle out...

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37 weeks 8 hours ago Best Free Torrent Search Engines ChaosReigns

Take.fm & Coda.fm both give 502 Bad Gateway errors.

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37 weeks 8 hours ago Best Free Torrent Search Engines ChaosReigns

Something not mentioned about ExtraTorrent is the extremely abundant use of images. Very helpful with things like movies (ie: screenshots) when trying to judge quality.

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37 weeks 9 hours ago Five Really Simple Tricks and Tips that Solve a Lot of PC Problems pjpw

From my experience over many years I have found that a simple restart will not necessarily fix a problem but a cold start will. So I always tell people to shut the computer down, wait 30 seconds then switch it back on. If that doesn't work then I know that further troubleshooting is required.

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37 weeks 10 hours ago Best Free Antivirus Software AJNorth

MS have updated their Microsoft Security Essentials to version 4.4.304.0 (digitally signed 2013.10.23); not able to locate a changelog at the time of this posting.

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37 weeks 12 hours ago Get The Release Version of Internet Explorer 11 For Windows 7 NorthPole

Updated (Windows 7 x64 Home Premium) without any initial issues (I noticed and unchecked the Bing/MSN options); BUT I very soon became aware that right-click context menu selections in both IE11 and other applications were 'sticking' on the desktop as 'ghost' images after clicking on them. Nothing short of re-starting the Desktop Window Manager (dwm.exe) service or a re-boot would get rid of them. In addition, the IE11 Developer Tools (selected with the F12 key) were unusable for me - they seemed to have no logic to them at all as compared with those in IE10 and earlier.

Uninstalled (fortunately successfully) after about 15 minutes and won't be trying IE11 again - a step too far for Windows 7 and an unpleasant foretaste of Windows 8, it seemed to me.

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37 weeks 13 hours ago 224 Places For Free Audio Books Online mr6n8

November 11, 2013, 38 new sites added, 6 dead sites removed and 4 links fixed.

All links here checked and working.

I use LinkChecker to check page links and no longer visit each site individually to reconfirm. So, if you find a site that is not as it should be, then please post here in the comments.

If you know of a site to be added to this listing, please post here in the comments.

If you are the owner of a site that you would like added to this listing, it is better to contact me through the site (click on mr6n8).

Also, no site that has an orange or red rating from WOT (Web of Trust) may be added to this listing, per site rules. So please check the WOT rating before posting.

Thanks

Steve

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37 weeks 13 hours ago Five Really Simple Tricks and Tips that Solve a Lot of PC Problems tweetiepooh

Yup, a good old reboot oft works wonders. Sometimes just restarting the application can do the trick. Shame Windows needs this, remembering the 14 years up time on some of our non-MS servers. And when the technology to patch running kernels becomes more widespread, even less down time.

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37 weeks 13 hours ago Compress A Large File With A Single Right-Click katangelkisses

Thank you so much... My daughter has a zillion photos on my computer and everything else I have tried has been too time consuming. (She rarely looks at them after posting her favorites on facebook but doesn't want to delete them. )

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37 weeks 18 hours ago Best Free Setup Builder chrislong23

Have you given consideration to SSE Setup? It has been around a long time and is extremely easy to use while also being very powerful. It's free for all non-commercial use or a very small fee for commercial use. See 10 Ways It Differs from Other Installers at: http://ssesetup.com/difference.html

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37 weeks 19 hours ago How to Fix a Very Slow Windows 7 Downloads Folder Hopalong

>>I've found that it does appear in the Downloads folder itself.>>
I agree. I navigated thus (in Win7 Pro x64):

My Documents\Downloads - then right mouse click on the Downloads Folder for "Properties", and then to: "Customize"

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37 weeks 21 hours ago Learn How to Use the Windows Registry Editor (Regedit) in One Easy Lesson gizmosatha

Suppose that I want to save the part of the registry
that contains the key "Topaz Labs".
I need it, because I am reformatting my Windows 7
drive and I want to reuse "Topaz Labs" in Adobe Photoshop
in my newly installed Windows 7.
What part of the registry should I save in
a the, e.g., Topaz_Labs.reg, file?
Thank you!

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37 weeks 1 day ago How to Fix a Very Slow Windows 7 Downloads Folder ssoundman

Awesome! I've wondered why this folder was unbearably slow. I generally use the folder I added to a Library since it was much, much faster, but will make this change immediately.

Thanks, Vic!

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37 weeks 1 day ago How to Fix a Very Slow Windows 7 Downloads Folder howiem

1. Open the Start menu
2. Click the user account name in the upper part of the right pane
What is the "Start Menu? If I click Start in Win 7 Pro I get no user account name that I can see.

But I do not have the problem addressed here, because I never use the Windows Download folder for downloads. I set up a downloads folder on another drive and use that. It works fine.

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37 weeks 1 day ago Best Free Program Launcher Rydeck

it definitely belongs in the category of programlaunchers, imho.
I use it since several years and i tried many.
did you take a closer look?

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37 weeks 1 day ago Five Really Simple Tricks and Tips that Solve a Lot of PC Problems bernardz

6.Switch the machine off for awhile.

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37 weeks 1 day ago Best Free System Information Utility TairikuOkami

SIV is a great replacement for SIW, actually the only freeware I could find. :P

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37 weeks 1 day ago Five Really Simple Tricks and Tips that Solve a Lot of PC Problems kastaldi

I agree 100% with rebooting and I would add that I've done phone technical assistance for a few years and I found out that many users lie about that, telling me that they restarted their PC before calling the helpdesk but they didn't and doing this fixed their problems. Don't ask me why.

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37 weeks 1 day ago Website of the Week (OurAmazingPlanet.com) dynamite00401

A beautiful site and still completely current and up to date with articles from this month listed.

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37 weeks 2 days ago Best Free Text Editors poemmuse

Poet has been released already. You can try it.
There are many smart and powerful features.
Also editor has a beautiful interface.

http://poet.of.by/
http://poet.of.by/download

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37 weeks 2 days ago 5 Best Free Video Streaming Sites Juxxize

I love You-tube it's full of varied videos lot's of different content but it seems google are trying to upset 90% of it's you tube users by forcing them to have a google plus pages , I can no longer comment on you tube videos until I accept the T&C's of having a google plus page which I don't even want , it's seems not enough people were using google plus so they decided to MAKE people use it ( not really the way to go )

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37 weeks 2 days ago Get The Release Version of Internet Explorer 11 For Windows 7 glofp

I've just installed IE11 with NO problems.
All my settings are still there, and I have no either Bing or Ask toolbar.
Don't understand all your problems, but as far as I can see, you are not "a lot of unsatisfied peoble".
Good Luck with this new IE as I can say I have no problems with, and it is working just fine.

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37 weeks 2 days ago Best Free CD-DVD Burning Software Forum user 54321

When you install ImageBurn, it recommends installing the AVG toolbar and AVG Secure Search as your homepage. The "Standard Installation (recommended)" and checked by default automatically installs these.

To not install these items, you need to click on Custom Installation and uncheck both items.

Also as mentioned in previous posts, after the AVG installation page, to skip the OpenCandy installation, you need to switch from "Express Installation (recommended)" to "Custom Installation" and uncheck the recommendation given there.

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37 weeks 2 days ago Fancy This $59 PDF Converter For Free? todama

I plugged the offer but could never download the files. Disabled do not follow extensions, etc. It shouldn't be so difficult!

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37 weeks 3 days ago An Update For The World's Best Free Audio Recording Software Jorge Edmundo I...

Hola : Mis distinguidos amigos, estoy muy agradecido de Ustedes, pero necesito que Ustedes me instruyan, me indiquen como hacerlo. Si sigo vuestras instrucciones podré hacer maravillas con los equipos. Sin las instrucciones me declaro ignorante. Además soy adulto mayor, por lo tanto me cuesta más que Ustedes , que nacieron con los sistemas actuales de computación. Les pido paciencia y ayuda y verán que puedo funcionar a las mil maravillas. Toco teclado, piano y necesito grabar. Participo en Cursos y otros. Me interesa lo de fotografía. libros, o me adapto y estoy dispuesto para aprender y ejecutar lo que Ustedes difunden. Les Saluda Atentamente Jorge Ibar.-

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37 weeks 3 days ago Best Free Music Creation Software sicknero

Nice article and a couple (Hydrogen and Temper) that I didn't know about before which I will have a play with over the weekend. Thank you!

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37 weeks 3 days ago Best Free Music Creation Software dildy310

Thank you for the help, much appreciated! :)

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37 weeks 3 days ago How to Get Help with Windows 8.1 Upgrade Problems DrEvel1

I encountered the widely reported block to upgrading my laptop, where the Windows Store simply wouldn't open to download the upgrade. But for some totally incomprehensible reason, when I created an additional new user account under another name and email, the Store opened up fine and I was able to complete the upgrade. If you are encountering problems, try this possible solution.

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37 weeks 3 days ago Get The Release Version of Internet Explorer 11 For Windows 7 tedwest

Warning: The installation seemed to go flawlessly until my desktop came up. I thought MSFT had converted me to the god-awful Windows 8 desktop - but it was far worse.

IE11 completely wiped out my user profile. It wasn't just a matter of going to the control panel and reinstating it, it was gone.

Per usual, I'd done a complete image backup beforehand, so it was merely a matter of a fifteen minute restore. I'm glad that some had no trouble, but use utmost caution. If you're not prepared, the loss of a profile is only slightly less bad than a computer that won't boot.

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37 weeks 3 days ago Get The Release Version of Internet Explorer 11 For Windows 7 Sgluber

Good luck for the ones who still believe and trust in IE. I gave up long ago.

Anyway, tks for the info, rob! :-)

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37 weeks 3 days ago Get The Release Version of Internet Explorer 11 For Windows 7 Lazyboyz

Why is this guy bitching about the Bing and MSN defaults, just uncheck the box, it's that easy! As for hiding certain updates and then they're coming back?? Not sure what's going on there, I hide updates but never get them back when forcing windows to search for updates. Downloaded the new IE and so far so good.

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37 weeks 3 days ago Get The Release Version of Internet Explorer 11 For Windows 7 Fairportfan

You might want to warn people that the download link page has a default option that says:

"I would also like Bing and MSN defaults"

No, i wouldn't like.

They already keep shoving it at me as an "Optional" Windows update - whenever it pops up i click "Hide update". And it does.

Then a week or so later, i check updates ... and there it is again.

I don't want the Ask Toolbar.

I use AVG, but i don't want AVG's toolbar.

...and i don't use IE unless i HAVE to, but i don't want THERI toolbar, either!

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