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CryptoLocker Encryption Cracked. How To Get Your Files Back. 11 months 3 weeks ago Geekomatic

So? Will this be the end of it? Or will the creators simply come up with a newer, not-yet-broken code? How does it work?

Good news for those hit with it- nasty business, that...

Cheers

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Finds of the Week: What's My Screen Resolution, GeoGuessr, Free Rhyming Dictionary, You're Getting Old 11 months 3 weeks ago MidnightCowboy That's a bit like saying folks don't deserve to have cars unless they know an M6 socket is 10mm and how to change the oil. MC - Site Manager. view
Finds of the Week: What's My Screen Resolution, GeoGuessr, Free Rhyming Dictionary, You're Getting Old 11 months 3 weeks ago MidnightCowboy Works perfectly for me with every browser. MC - Site Manager. http://i.imgur.com/fiYlkAh.png view
Finds of the Week: What's My Screen Resolution, GeoGuessr, Free Rhyming Dictionary, You're Getting Old 11 months 4 weeks ago Sid in Extremis

That screen resolution thing returns a different result in every one of the seven (7) browsers I've tried, none of them correct.

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Best Free Firewall Protection 11 months 4 weeks ago MidnightCowboy Hi darrin71 I doubt the GUI will receive a makeover but I sent a contact to the developers about their plans in general. Will post here as soon as I receive a reply. MC - Site Manager. view
Best Free Firewall Protection 11 months 4 weeks ago darrin71

Hi MC ! Hope all is well! Just wondering if you have heard anything about/from PrivateFirewall as to when the next update or hopefully upgrade to a new GUI is coming? Been like 8 months now...

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Five Windows 8.1 Tips You Need to Know 11 months 4 weeks ago v.laurie I appreciate that you want to be helpful and I don't want to drag this out but your reference to RT is puzzles me. Also. I have no problem starting from either the Desktop or the Start screen. Maybe you could send me an email? view
Finds of the Week: What's My Screen Resolution, GeoGuessr, Free Rhyming Dictionary, You're Getting Old 11 months 4 weeks ago Faziri

Please tell me that resolution website is a gadget and not something people actually need... If anyone actually needs that website, they don't deserve the gift of computers, because clearly they are strangers to the entire thing.

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Five Windows 8.1 Tips You Need to Know 11 months 4 weeks ago Rick Grunwald

Yes, but the tiles selection is not there and from the RT interface it is right there on the top
I am not worried about this - I was just clarifying for other users

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Five Windows 8.1 Tips You Need to Know 11 months 4 weeks ago v.laurie Did you click "Change PC settings" at the bottom of the Charms bar? view
Five Windows 8.1 Tips You Need to Know 11 months 4 weeks ago Rick Grunwald

It didn't for me when doing it from the desktop - no settings / Tiles. From the RT screen all is well
Not complaining just clarifying. Great tip!

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Five Windows 8.1 Tips You Need to Know 11 months 4 weeks ago v.laurie Rick, it is true that the Winkey+I opens a somewhat different Charms bar depending on whether you are on the Desktop or Start screen. However, the procedure described in Tips 1 and 2 works from either the Desktop or the Start screen. Tips 4 and 5 give explicit directions about where to begin. You mention RT. These tips were not tried on Windows RT. view
Five Windows 8.1 Tips You Need to Know 11 months 4 weeks ago Remah Good tips, thanks. I use libraries almost exclusively to get to the folders I normally use. It allows me to standardize folder access across my computers which are configured very differently. view
Five Windows 8.1 Tips You Need to Know 11 months 4 weeks ago Rick Grunwald

The windows key I command brings up a different menu when you do it from the desktop. Your commands should start from the start (RT) screen

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Five Windows 8.1 Tips You Need to Know 11 months 4 weeks ago Joe A.TT

To bring Libraries back just right-click in the left pane of File Explorer. In the context menu that pops up click on "Show libraries". No need to go to View->Options->Folder Options.

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Replace Gmail's Ads With Details Of Your Email Contacts 11 months 4 weeks ago MikeR

Rapportive says of itself that it replaces the ads in Gmail with information about a contact. Question: wot ads? I've never yet been fed an ad when I go server-side to check my gmail account(s). (Obviously, I don't see any ads using my desktop email client, either.)

I've downloaded the Rapportive add-on for use with my Firefox browser but there's no sign of its presence and nothing at all happens when I open my gmail account -- any of my gmail accounts -- online.

So maybe it's not working with Firefox 31.0 at all, or not with my Gmail set-up (from which all personal information for the purpose of targeting ads at is systematically excluded anyway). Or maybe it's just me and my computer in a parallel world to Rapportive.

Thanks for the effort, Rob, but on the basis of my experience today I can't actually be that, er, supportive of, um, Rapportive.

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Replace Gmail's Ads With Details Of Your Email Contacts 11 months 4 weeks ago Frank D

The People Widget pane covers most of the details of the Rapportive column. It's useless unless I can get rid of that pane. I tried turning off (hiding) the People Widge, but all that changed was that the names were hidden, not the column, which is now blank. Is there a fix for this?

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Windows 7 Startup 11 months 4 weeks ago George.J Yup, am pretty slow reading stuff. :D I'm gonna read one sub-section every day. view
Finds of the Week: XP Facts, 4 Ways To Factory Reset Your Computer, Check User Name Availability At Multiple Sites, Big Emoticon List, 15 Inspirational Sites, Camouflaged Animal Photos 11 months 4 weeks ago highflying

Your software had been invaluable. Why pay for paid stuff when this works!

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Windows 7 Startup 11 months 4 weeks ago AndyR An awesome article Remah that filled in the blanks on a few things I was not certain of, nice one mate. view
Best Free PC Games 11 months 4 weeks ago Panzer "... Saira is a puzzle platformer with non-linear gameplay and a whole universe for you to explore. The game is heavily influenced by classic puzzle adventure games and uses a new unique graphical style combining high resolution photography into a lush and mysterious world ...": http://store.steampowered.com/app/48900/ view
Windows 7 Startup 11 months 4 weeks ago Remah Oops! Thanks for picking that up for me. It is now fixed plus I've added Diagram 1 as an overview on the main startup sequence. view
Best Free Download Manager 11 months 4 weeks ago Naveen D

Ok Thanks

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Best Free Download Manager 11 months 4 weeks ago George.J Sure I will, once 2.0 stable is out, and which is in beta stage now. This is because I'd have to review EagleGet again when 2.0 is out. There's a lot of new features in the next major version. view
Windows 7 Startup 11 months 4 weeks ago Stephen A Meigs

Excellent article, but the text explaining UserInit, which prefixes table 13, is a repeat of the text that explains LSM--an incorrect copy and paste, I guess.

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Windows 7 Startup 11 months 4 weeks ago fandango

You have a remarkable facility for explaining things with a clarity and in a manner that even someone like me who is not an advanced user, can understand. That is quite a gift. Thanks for sharing it.

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Replace Gmail's Ads With Details Of Your Email Contacts 11 months 4 weeks ago BillK

Doesn't work on Firefox 31 and probably not since FF28
See reviews
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/rapportive/reviews/

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Amazing! Create A Windows Font From Your Own Handwriting 11 months 4 weeks ago simplen

A very simple process. Outcome was junk.

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Windows 7 Startup 11 months 4 weeks ago Cuffy

Beautiful piece of work!
I'm looking forward to the charts so I can follow along with my finger and talk to myself while tracing the whole process from start to finish!
Great work!

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Best Free Download Manager 11 months 4 weeks ago Naveen D

Please review eagleget download manager. Thanks.

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How to Report Malware or False Positives to Multiple Antivirus Vendors 11 months 4 weeks ago WZehntner

I suggest an additional link to submit false-positive samples for McAfee-GW-Edition:

virus_research_gateway@avertlabs.com

The correct procedure to submit is explained here:
https://kc.mcafee.com/corporate/index?page=content&id=KB62662&actp=null&...

Background-story: in the past 4 weeks I submitted 3 times the same sample file to virus_research@mcafee.com and each time I got the reply:
"Automated analysis was not able to determine that this file is malware. This file is
being sent for further processing and the DAT files will potentially be updated if
detection of this sample is warranted"

Finally I registered with the McAfee-community and explained my case.
Today I submitted my sample again to the new submission adress.
Hopefully they will now handle this case.

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Free Microsoft Windows Security Tool EMET is Upgraded to Version 5.0 11 months 4 weeks ago v.laurie The article referred to is about an earlier preview version of EMET 5 that was released months ago, not the latest version. view
Best Free Software for Linux 11 months 4 weeks ago Jojo Yee A good suggestion Panzer. After a quick try, I note that it's quite a decent note-taking app for Linux with some great features that other software does not have. Unless I've missed out something, it however seems to be lacking a basic operation to undo and redo edits in multiple levels. Undo editing is provided but it functions as abandoning changes and going back to the note last saved. view
Free Microsoft Windows Security Tool EMET is Upgraded to Version 5.0 11 months 4 weeks ago MidnightCowboy In the recent newsletter (2 August) an update of EMET to version 5.0 was mentioned. This version is apparently bugged: http://0xdabbad00.com/2014/02/27/emet-5.0-review/ Posted on behalf of member toktok. MC - Site Manager. view
Best Free Software for Linux 12 months 4 min ago Panzer MyNotex - a free note-taking, document file and activity manager: https://sites.google.com/site/mynotex/ view
Windows 7 Startup 12 months 5 hours ago Remah Thanks. There's more work to come as there's more startup detail to go into the tables, an example of startup timings for a default user, a diagram to make the startup flow easier to visualize, and further optimization of the layout and content. view
Windows 7 Startup 12 months 12 hours ago jmjsquared

Thanks for a great, clearly written and nicely illustrated primer. Can't wait to digest it... slowly. :)

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Windows 7 Startup 12 months 12 hours ago MikeR

Ye Gods: the amount of effort, time, care and thoughtfulness that went into this particular article is. . . astonishing. Very, very VERY well done, Remah. As George J has already said, definitely a 5-star contribution -- and one that sets a whole new standard in this kind of comprehensive and informative reportage. MANY THANKS!!

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Best Free Drive Cloning Software 12 months 18 hours ago AndyR Ok, rather than duplicate the content I shall make a reference to it in the other section outlining the basics, they actually have another imaging product out now that is in essence a very simplified recovery solution for the novice user that I shall be reviewing once all the beta bugs are ironed out. view
Windows 7 Startup 12 months 19 hours ago George.J Thanks for a great article. Worth 5 stars :) view
Best Free Tune-up Program For Computer 12 months 19 hours ago TairikuOkami

Wise Care 365 Free still not included? I have been using it for years and it works flawlessly on Windows 8.1 x64. I have had only one problem and when I reported it, they fixed it and released the new version the next day. Version 3.0 has nice Windows 8 looking GUI, but I do not like, that they included a pointless tray icon with it. I regularly test the best soft in this category and so far I keep Wise + CCleaner. SlimCleaner suite should also be mentioned. Privazer seems nice too, but it does not really clean that much more, but its scan takes hours stressing HDD too much. Glary Utilities could use better GUI. IOBit with its 300% speed improvement's joke is obviously out of question. :/

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Best Free Drive Cloning Software 12 months 1 day ago MidnightCowboy I'm with Jojo. Some duplication between categories is inevitable, and indded desirable, to ensure visitors can find what they are searching for. MC - Site Manager. view
Best Free Drive Cloning Software 12 months 1 day ago Jojo Yee I think it would then be good for this product to appear in both categories with appropriate descriptions. view
Donate Now and Help Keep Gizmo's Freeware Independent and Non-commercial 12 months 1 day ago jakgeoffsub

Hi Gizmo. Finally shelled out and feel good about it.You guys and gals do an outstanding job of reassuring us all that there are well intentioned ppl on the net.

It's like we are actually part of we well meaning "community"...what an odd thing in this day and age (ha ha).

Thank you all for your goodwill.

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Best Free Download Manager 12 months 1 day ago George.J All issues related to Xtreme Download Manager has been moved to this thread at our forum. Please subscribe to the thread. view
How To Change The Windows 8 Background Colour 12 months 1 day ago wbmorrow

Thank you. That is extremely helpful.

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Best Free Drive Cloning Software 12 months 1 day ago George.J Yes with version 2, AOMEI does allow you to select files/folders for backup. view
Best Free Drive Cloning Software 12 months 1 day ago AndyR Hi Remah, I was thinking that also, however said review is quite dated as Aomei does allow you to select files and folders now for backup, though it is primary an imaging program. I am in the process of rewriting some of the reviews and will more than likely move aforementioned program to the appropriate category, Thank you for pointing this out. view
Best Free Drive Cloning Software 12 months 1 day ago Remah AndyR Aomei appears to be in the wrong category here. It's in the file-based backup article when it is a drive imaging/cloning application which would fit in this category. Even the review says so: This program does not allow the user to choose files and folders. It's the only program in this category that isn't a file based backup program. Instead Backupper offers fast methods to backup or clone hard drives and partitions with a couple of easy clicks of the mouse. view
Best Free Drive Cloning Software 12 months 1 day ago AndyR Hi Faziri, There is already a review for Aomei you can find it here http://www.techsupportalert.com/best-free-hard-drive-backup-program.htm view
How To Change The Windows 8 Background Colour 12 months 1 day ago Remah If you have a theme where the colors are not "Automatic" then you can customize the background color. It is far better way to change the Window Background color because it changes all backgrounds, you can save your settings, it doesn't require a logon to see most of the changes, etc. The biggest issue, for example, is that the registry edit in the article only changes the document colors in Microsoft Office whereas the theme change modifies all backgrounds. That is much easier on the eye. Unfortunately, the only default schemes without automatic colors are the high-contrast themes. As there are downloadable themes you may be able to find one that suits. if not, it is not a difficult task to get the colors how you want them editing a high-contrast theme. If you want to use registry editing then you need to change two values not just the one mentioned in the article. That should fix the problem with lock/screen saver resetting the color. You have changed the Window value at: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Colors You should also change the Window value at: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop\Colors. P.S. If some theme colors are changed then Microsoft Office programs may need to be restarted to get them. For example, the Word styles don't always take the new colors until Word is restarted. view
Best Free Drive Cloning Software 12 months 1 day ago Faziri

Please add Aomei to the list, possibly as the top-ranking one. It outdoes Macrium in every way, offering incremental and differential backups, image mounting, encryption, partition or file selective backups, scheduling and no nagging. :)

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How To Change The Windows 8 Background Colour 12 months 1 day ago wbmorrow

I just registered because this is the only thread that I have found that actually addresses this problem. Simple searches return something entirely different.

That said, it is a good work around with no decent UI (I join the chorus of "I want my XP SP3"). However, I have encountered a new and confusing problem:

I have the color set at 196 196 196 and when I restart my computer, all the office programs use this accordingly. If the computer "locks" or goes to sleep, however, it returns to the bright white of 255 255 255. When I check the registry, it is still 196 196 196 and I have to restart to get the colors to turn back.

Does anyone have a thought on why this is happening?

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Check Windows Processes For Viruses Easily 12 months 1 day ago mrin

Check http://answers.microsoft.com, if there is any BSOD issue similar to yours. If not ask a question, give as much detail as possible like what program was running when it happened, when did it start etc.. Also upload your minidumps and complete system information and provide a link in the question to download.

Minidump files location: C:\Windows\Minidump
To get sys info run msinfo32, from menu > file > export to a text file.

I was surprised when I got a long detailed answer for my issue.

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Check Windows Processes For Viruses Easily 12 months 1 day ago audit2

I right click on a file in Process Explorer and click on Virus Total AND NOTHING HAPPENS!

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Download Apps To Your Android Phone From Your PC 12 months 1 day ago venu.raog

i like

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Check Windows Processes For Viruses Easily 12 months 1 day ago HisSon

I get the "Blue Screen of Yikes" :-) several times a week. Would either of these programs be helpful in determining the cause? I have tried "What Crashed etc." types of programs but am unable to understand the results. I'm not as good with this stuff as most subscribers to Gizmo's are in discerning the results from these types of diagnostic applications.

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Windows Startup Terminology 12 months 1 day ago Remah Added two diagrams on how programs run in Windows. Remah - Editor view
Check Windows Processes For Viruses Easily 12 months 1 day ago bernardz Process Hacker is extremely good too. Some of the benefits it claims over Process Explorer is: Process Hacker allows you to copy data by simply pressing Ctrl+C. Process Hacker is open source and can be modified or redistributed. Process Hacker does not have several year old bugs that still remain unfixed. Process Hacker is more customizable. Process Hacker shows symbolic access masks (e.g. Read, Write), rather than just numbers (e.g. 0x12019f). Note: I use both as I have not yet decided view
Great Collection of Articles and Aids for Understanding and Explaining Technology 12 months 1 day ago Yankiwi

Even "stunning" doesn't begin to do this justice. Thanks so much for sharing this profoundly useful site!

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Best Free Color Picker 12 months 1 day ago Jaex

ShareX (http://getsharex.com) have color picker tool: http://i.imgur.com/R00sgoC.png

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Best Free Software for Linux 12 months 1 day ago Panzer wallabag (formerly poche) is a self hostable application for saving web pages: https://www.wallabag.org/ view
Best Free Music Player and Organizer 12 months 1 day ago sicknero

Oh yeah, I'd forgotten it's an alpha sorry (used it for ages with no problems). I don't know what's happening with it at the moment, there were quite a few updates in a fairly short space of time, then a major update to final alpha 0.999 in January but nothing since then.

Perhaps Jojo's not seen my comment yet : ) Too late to edit myself now.

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Best Free Software for Linux 12 months 1 day ago Panzer Toxic is a Tox-based instant messenging client which formerly resided in the Tox core repository, and is now available as a standalone application: https://github.com/Tox/toxic cool-old-term is a terminal emulator which tries to mimic the look and feel of the old cathode tube screens. It has been designed to be eye-candy, customizable, and reasonably lightweight: https://github.com/Swordifish90/cool-old-term http://swordfishslabs.wordpress.com/2014/07/29/brace-yourself-cool-old-t... view
Best Free Digital Image Viewer 12 months 1 day ago Panzer "... First of all we want to thank those users who provided feedback for the shiny new 2.0 version of nomacs. at the same time, the feedback kept us busy with fixing known issues. the 2.0.2 release fixes particularly these issues: - portable version always keeps settings (settings are not written to the registry anymore) - plugin download for nomacs portable - AppData is not written to home directory (sorry for that, you can delete this folder without any side effects) - layout fixes in recent folders/files - translation updates fixed - thumbnail saving fixed ...": http://www.nomacs.org/ view
Best Free Download Manager 12 months 1 day ago Home User

*ghacks Comparative*

[http://www.ghacks.net/2014/08/03/download-large-files/]

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Best Free Software for Linux 12 months 1 day ago Jojo Yee A good suggestion Vandamme. It's now added to the list. view
Best Free Music Player and Organizer 12 months 2 days ago Panzer Hmmm ... I have posted Resonic a while ago and it was deleted (by unknown entity :) ) since it is still in alpha stage ... Looks like as superviser likes you more (or you are just better with bribing than me) ... :) view
Check Windows Processes For Viruses Easily 12 months 2 days ago OptometristPrime

Dude, Process Hacker is WAY more awesome than that. It also has that feature, plus the ability to send to two other virus-checking sites. It has so much more that it can do, it also manages/displays your services, network and disk usage. I also have mine set up so that it displays three dynamic meters in my system tray for GPU, CPU & RAM usage. Then I know why my computer is lagging sometimes or what is using what the most. It's the best process manager out there & I don't think enough people know about it or what it can do.

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Check Windows Processes For Viruses Easily 12 months 2 days ago Sid in Extremis

This is an excellent new feature of an already excellent program.

The Virus Total integration is not enabled by default though and the first time you use it you will have to agree to Virus Total's ToS. Well worth the small effort.

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Best Free Software for Linux 12 months 2 days ago vandamme

Variety is a newer wallpaper changer that I like better than Wally, Wallch and others. It also can show quotes, clock, and is highly configurable and tweakable. It wasn't in the Mint repository (the non-functioning Wallch was, though); you have to search for it, add the ppa, then install. Three lines in the terminal, but worth it. Runs on all Linuxes. Written by Peter Levi, so find his page.

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Best Free Music Player and Organizer for Android 12 months 2 days ago mrin

I installed it after seeing the interface. Thanks for your input.

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Best Free CD-DVD Burning Software 12 months 2 days ago sicknero

You don't have this?

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/10260027/ShareX/2014/08/2014-08-03_1...

(screenshot by the way in case you wondered :-) )

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Best Free CD-DVD Burning Software 12 months 2 days ago sicknero

I really don't get the problem with ImgBurn, especially why it should prompt such vitriolic feelings. I find it a breeze to use and it's easy to create a non-install version to avoid any bundling, or just download the PAF version.

I'm with you on Media Player though, I've never liked it and would disable it completely if it wasn't needed as the engine for a couple of third-party programs I use. Media Player Classic is excellent though.

I agree about CDBurnerXP too, it is very very good. Ususally my first choice for anything other than simple tasks with disk images. The integrated audio previewer is a nice touch.

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Best Free CD-DVD Burning Software 12 months 2 days ago Profh0011

Thanks. It's nice to know I'm not alone in my opinions of certain programs. Also good to get recommendations.

The one thing that seems to be missing from "CDBurnerXP" is, it doesn't tell you the total length for a CD before you run it off (something "RecordNow!" did). Unless I can't find that option yet...

I often assemble custom CDs, and more than once have gotten something down to JUST under 80 minutes.

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Free Windows Desktop Software Security List 12 months 2 days ago MrBrian Thanks for the feedback! I looked into it, and posted my findings at http://www.wilderssecurity.com/threads/showip-extension-for-firefox-gone... . view
Best Free CD-DVD Burning Software 12 months 2 days ago Anupam I agree about interface of ImgBurn. That's one reason why I don't use it. You will find BurnAware free to be good and easy to use too, with a simple interface. I used to use CDBurnerXP before, but I use BurnAware free now. view
Free Microsoft Windows Security Tool EMET is Upgraded to Version 5.0 12 months 2 days ago v.laurie Thanks for noting that. You are right that Microsoft does not include XP in the list of supported systems. However,EMET 4.1 is still available for download. view
Free Microsoft Windows Security Tool EMET is Upgraded to Version 5.0 12 months 2 days ago AJNorth

It appears from the accompanying documentation that, with the release of version 5.0, Microsoft have ended EMET's official compatibility with XP, though it does appear to install on such systems (successfully replacing EMET 4.1 Update 1, and earlier versions).

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Best Free CD-DVD Burning Software 12 months 2 days ago Profh0011

I recently had to get a new computer, which has caused the usual nightmares of installing, re-installing, re-registering, and learning some new programs from scratch.

"ImgBurn" was installed. You know, after many years of working with computer programs, you get to know good design from BAD design. Frankly, "ImgBurn" is the worst piece of S*** I've ever run across-- and I've been using "3D Studio Viz" for ages! For the life of me, I could not figure out how to use it, and it was driving me up a wall.

Similarly, the new version of "Windows Media Player" is EVEN WORSE than the earlier ones. That, ALLEGEDLY, is supposed to allow you to burn CDs-- but after many years, I have still not been able to figure out how. (That's not an exaggeration.)

I wanted to thank you for the list of recommended programs. I was looking for something SIMPLE. I downloaded "CDBurnerXP", and figured it out RIGHT, first time, easily. I might never have found it without your help. I give this MY highest recommendation.

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Best Free RSS Reader-Aggregator 12 months 2 days ago philip That's an interesting web-app/browser extension Jojo. view
Best Free Web Site Ripper 12 months 2 days ago Sine

Excuse me, I am looking for something that can schedule automatic download of web page, and it can loop for certain duration, e.g. start copying a web at everyday morning10am and continue downloading every 10 minutes till 16pm, which of these software can meet this requirement?
Thanks

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Great Collection of Articles and Aids for Understanding and Explaining Technology 12 months 2 days ago Niko

This is awesome....thanks a lot Vic!!!

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Best Free RSS Reader-Aggregator 12 months 3 days ago Jojo Yee Currently I'm using InoReader and it serves me quite well. http://www.inoreader.com/ view
Best Free Screen Session Recorder 12 months 3 days ago Faziri

The completely free Loilo Game Recorder is the one that has finally ended my search for a good game recorder. Before this, I've tried Fraps, Bandicam, Gameclaw, OBS, Camstudio and every other popular one. They all had issues. Loilo is small, its performance is good enough to not affect my game too much, it actually manages to capture the game unlike a lot of others, the video is exactly what you see on the screen (no magically appearing fps drops that weren't there or anything), the image quality is perfect. Of course the output file is huge because of the capture quality (motion-jpeg), so I use Freemake to convert it to h264/aac mp4 at the same resolution, which takes about a minute, reduces the filesize to a fraction and leaves the iamge quality untouched.

I can die happy now :D

Edit: you do need to figure out the proper steps to making it capture the game: start the game, alt-tab to Loilo, select the game, alt-tab back to the game, wait for the image to appear (fullscreen game means Windows needs to surrender the GPU and that takes a second), press the record hotkey. It also installs Loiloscope along with itself, but you can just remove it and it doesn't affect the recorder.

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Easily and Safely Eject USB Drives and Memory Cards 12 months 3 days ago redstick

On MY win8 system, I absolutely could use this little program. Trying the "right-click, click 'eject'" doesn't work -- I still get a "file/program in use" line. With my ext hard drive, I can go into Task Manager, and shut off the offending processes. With a simple pen drive, no such luck; I don't find any appropriate processes to end. I dunno, maybe I just don't know what I'm looking at. Anyway, I wind up rebooting, which works. but is a pain. We'll see how this does.

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Free Microsoft Windows Security Tool EMET is Upgraded to Version 5.0 12 months 3 days ago bnjohanson

EMET also works seamlessly, and arguably in-conjunction with, Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit Free. This seems to be true with EMET 5.0 thus far as well...so far, so good after 3-days.

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Free Windows Desktop Software Security List 12 months 3 days ago mrin

12.3 Reviews of ShowIP extension says it has spyware.

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Best Free Music Player and Organizer 12 months 3 days ago sicknero

Concerning 1by1, I have to say I use this one a lot and rate it very highly.

Where it scores over other minimal players for me, is that it works like a Windows Explorer window, i.e. an explorer tree view on the left and file view on the right, with no need to load files or playlists. It's essentially a file explorer with audio playback.

As such, it's an excellent player for browsing directories and sub-directories full of audio without having to use any open/load dialogue.

The only other player I know of that operates like this, is Resonic (http://resonic.at/) which is also excellent, but 1by1 is a bit quicker and lighter on resources (1by1 @ 1-3% CPU, 15MB RAM vs. Resonic @ 20-25% CPU and 25MB RAM). There's not much in it really ... Resonic has a nice waveform display and VU meter while 1by1 has a native Windows GUI with editable colouring plus some basic fx like EQ and compression and optional VU. They both allow basic file operations via the context menu.

File support for 1by1 can be expanded with decoder plug-ins.

There are some great players if you just want to listen to music and have playlists, visualisations and other frills but for browsing large collections of music and samples I think these two beat all of them.

(I forgot there's also Sonic Explorer (http://www.kvraudio.com/product/sonic-explorer-by-proxl) which is pretty good but as far as I know it's been abandoned for some time now and it's hard to find a download location for it.)

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Best Free Music Player and Organizer 12 months 3 days ago sicknero

Just giving it a test drive right now, I'm really liking it.

Nice minimal but good-looking GUI with no superfluous frills or features, just a simple portable Qt audio player.

I've only found one issue with it really... on normal priority it uses about 10% CPU on my W7 laptop but doing anything else (e.g. scrolling/loading webpages) causes the playback to skip/drop out briefly. Manually setting the process to high priority has fixed this at the cost of upping CPU usage to 25-30%. RAM usage is about 50MB either way.

A basic EQ would be welcome but it's not a deal breaker.

Nice find Panzer, thanks for sharing. I have quite a collection of minimal audio players but I really like this one at first try.

Jojo, I'm not sure what you mean by transition between screen modes?

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Best Free Music Player and Organizer for Android 12 months 3 days ago trainman261 I did take a look at it recently, and I am considering including it in the review. The interface is beautifully designed, and it also has Shoutcast radio support. It also has an interesting online feature, which lets you listen and even put together playlists with online music. It doesn't have full tag editing support, though, and it doesn't have a way to properly automatically generate playlists based on what you want in the way Rocket does, for example. view
Best Free RSS Reader-Aggregator 12 months 3 days ago philip Thanks for the reminder Faziri. It's been a while since I looked at QuiteRSS for inclusion in this category. I discovered that there is a PortableApps.com version, and I have that running on Windows 8, which is a good sign that development is still active. I'll be using it for a while to see what I think. view
Free Microsoft Windows Security Tool EMET is Upgraded to Version 5.0 12 months 3 days ago v.laurie There are some people who might feel EMET is a sufficient defense but the general answer to your question is that it does not replace antivirus programs. view
Deeper into the Windows Registry 12 months 3 days ago Remah As discussed earlier, the article on Windows 7 Startup is up. There is more detail and an overview diagram to come but I will be updating this registry article first. Remah - Editor view
Windows 7 Startup 12 months 3 days ago Remah This article will have further detail added including trace details and an overview diagram. Leave a comment and let me know what works or not for you. Remah - Editor view
Controversial Advertising Program Now Being Embedded in More Software 12 months 3 days ago beep54

OpenCandy may be far, far worse than you make out. I had recently downloaded something, I forget offhand what, from CNet. I had thought that one of my protection programs (probably Malewarebytes) had managed to block OpenCandy's installation. It would seem not. I more or less accidentally just found out about the netstat command which revealed the following:

TCP 0.0.0.0:135 tracking.opencandy.com.s3.amazonaws.com:0 LISTENING
RpcSs
[svchost.exe]
TCP 0.0.0.0:445 tracking.opencandy.com.s3.amazonaws.com:0 LISTENING
Can not obtain ownership information
TCP 0.0.0.0:2869 tracking.opencandy.com.s3.amazonaws.com:0 LISTENING
Can not obtain ownership information
TCP 0.0.0.0:5357 tracking.opencandy.com.s3.amazonaws.com:0 LISTENING
Can not obtain ownership information
TCP 0.0.0.0:12025 tracking.opencandy.com.s3.amazonaws.com:0 LISTENING
[AvastSvc.exe]

Plus a bunch of other entries. Perhaps I'm reading that wrong, but it seems that OpenCandy was on the machine and trying to listen. So I attempted to see if I could get rid of it. Absolutely nothing could find OpenCandy. NOTHING. Better, I could not edit the HOSTS file. Even better, web sites about dealing with OpenCandy were blocked! To check, I used another computer to open the same web sites with no problem.

Am hoping at this point that having done a restore I have killed the monster. At any rate, netstat is not showing the same type of activity.

I am one of those people who know just enough to be dangerous to their own machines without necessarily knowing completely what they are doing :) Any thoughts on this situation would be helpful.

BTW, the article that pointed out the netstat command to me was from the How-to -geek site. And even if I have read this whole situation incorrectly, at least I have found some nifty utilities such as HitmanPro and a useful new command :)

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Free Microsoft Windows Security Tool EMET is Upgraded to Version 5.0 12 months 3 days ago Bruce_Fraser

OK, I've read the accompanying articles, even Demoimedo's tutorial. I'm still left with one fundamental question:
Does EMET replace my anti-virus? Maybe even my firewall?

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The Definitive Guide to the World's Wondrous and Curious Places (Website of the Week) 12 months 3 days ago sicknero

Another great find from Rhiannon : )

Thank you.

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Best Free Program Uninstaller 12 months 3 days ago Remah I'll be really disappointed if it's not as I was hoping to try it out for the best free Windows 64-bit uninstaller. Comodo Programs Manager is no longer being developed. :( Anyway, I will be testing it in a couple of weeks. view
Best Free Program Uninstaller 12 months 4 days ago MidnightCowboy I remain convinced that Geek is not fully x64 bit compatible, at least in the free version. See this from their own developer: http://forums.crystalidea.com/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=464 It was always the case that the program (free version) would "run" in x64 bit systems but would only support the clean removal of x32 bit programs installed in it. There is no mention of any changes to x64 bit related performance in their log for the free version: http://www.geekuninstaller.com/download Only for the pro version: http://www.crystalidea.com/uninstall-tool-version-history?ref=geek What it says is "Compatible with Windows 7/8/8.1/XP/Vista/2003/2008", without specifying if this relates to x64 as well as x32. IMO this whole issue is a fudge on behalf of the developers who also chose not to respond to a contact I sent regarding this ages ago. Until they make the information on their site more clear, we will still be listing it as is. MC - Site Manager. view

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