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5 weeks 4 days ago The Endless, Free, Online Newspaper seaboyd

Don't like it either. It appears that what you see is what you get for news?? Don't like the sideways! If you want a GOOD FREE page of NEWS from around the globe, sports and whatever tiopic you want it is GOOGLE NEWS! https://news.google.com/ You can set up where you want new from, what subjects etc etc when you get to Google News there is a cogged wheel symbol in top left corner. CLick on that and set whatever your heart desires!

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5 weeks 4 days ago The Endless, Free, Online Newspaper ixan

Didn't like this at all. All I got was news from the UK. I'm in the Caribbean, 5000 miles away. The US is 100 miles.

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5 weeks 4 days ago Best Free Encryption Utility for Cloud Storage DocMelVis

Thanks Philip! Yes I looked at Tresorit but the storage costs about 10 times what dropbox costs right now for 1 TB. And they have a lot of limitations even for the paid pro and business versions (e.g. max 2 GB file size, etc.) Also does not support selective sync of subfolders within a Tresor. I guess the perfect solution doesn't exist :-(! I remember several years ago I used IDrive and Mozy and they both supported "zero-knowledge" encryption with private key known only to the user. But unfortunately these are more for backup than for sync and they both had their own limitations as well.

If anyone in this forum knows about a client-side cloud encryption utility that works with dropbox and other similar clods without doubling my local storage - would still love to hear about it.

Thanks!

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5 weeks 4 days ago This Antivirus is the Number-One contender on the block d_d

Is it possible to make Windows ask when there is an outgoing connection? My Windows 8.1 gives a checkbox only for "Notify me when Windows Firewall blocks a new app"

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5 weeks 4 days ago The Endless, Free, Online Newspaper J2B76UK

I couldn`t agree more. I also found the side scrolling very nicely done.

Nice share Rob

Thanks.

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5 weeks 4 days ago Best Free Antivirus Software MidnightCowboy

Wonder if this is the prelude to 360IS being discontinued? MC - Site Manager.

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5 weeks 4 days ago Best Free Antivirus Software George.J

360TS now has it's own new website, totally for the product: http://www.360totalsecurity.com/

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5 weeks 4 days ago Time To Review Who You've Granted Access To keithclove

Here's the web site I use that pulls a lot of them together:

http://mypermissions.org/

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5 weeks 4 days ago Best Free Windows 64-bit Software Bodisson

Can not find InkScape 64-bit... only 32-bit version available from supplied link...

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5 weeks 4 days ago Some Things are Changing at Gizmo's Freeware Av_Crazy

Hopefully the new look has a flat minimalistic theme

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5 weeks 5 days ago Best Free Antivirus Software Chiron

Thank you for keeping me up-to-date. I have been keeping an eye on it, and I believe the number of false positives it gives is too large. I have therefore updated my information for this article. I now recommend that users untick the option to Enable Comodo Secure DNS during installation.

Thank you very much for bringing this to my attention.

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5 weeks 5 days ago Time To Review Who You've Granted Access To Schmum

Great article. I checked mine and found I had a whole lot of things I had completely forgotten about. Deleted a bunch. Thanks!

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5 weeks 5 days ago Best Free Antivirus Software SwanKnight

I thought you should know that it has gone worse, now Comodo SecureDNS completely blocks access to Qihoo's English website: http://www.360safe.com

Screenshot: http://i.imgur.com/RzL2fTp.png

It's worth noting that this didn't happen before, it was only blocking the download.

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5 weeks 5 days ago The Endless, Free, Online Newspaper Aretas

I love the sideways scrolling. Beautifully done and so easy to read on a desktop machine.

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5 weeks 5 days ago Review: the Cheapest Inkjet Cartridges Sites GraveDigger

Another place worth considering is Monoprice.com - I've purchased replacement toner cartridges for my Samsung laser printer and inkjet cartridges for my Epson Stylus CX8400 printer and have been very pleased with the results.

More than just cheap cables...

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5 weeks 5 days ago Best Free Antivirus Software Chiron

I have thought about including False Positive information, but still have to find some tests which I believe are decidedly real-world enough in terms of how likely users are to actually run across false positives of the type they are being tested against. I will look into including information like this in the next rewrite, assuming I can find some tests I am happy with.

Thank you.

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5 weeks 5 days ago Best Free Antivirus Software George.J

Thanks but Avast faired poorly in file detection mainly because of the 140 false positives!! :|

Anyway these results change from time to time.

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5 weeks 5 days ago Best Free Antivirus Software Chiron

As per my methodology I only use the results from Real World Protection Tests. In those Avast has consistently been doing quite well. The issue with File Detection Tests is that they really only test what has become just one part of the job of an antivirus. These days what matters is how all of the protection layers add together to protect a system. Thus, focusing on just one, such as File Detection, doesn't really give a good picture of the protection capabilities. That is why I leave out any descriptions of file detection statistics, even though historically that used to be what was most important in terms of protection.

Let me know if you have any questions, or concerns, about this methodology. I am always looking for issues with it so that this advice can be improved.

Thank you.

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5 weeks 5 days ago Best Free PC Games Panzer

Robocraft - Free-To-Play MMO Robot vehicle shooter:
http://gamejolt.com/games/shooter/robocraft/26957/

"... Javel-ein is a retro-style platformer with a difficulty curve that never stops going up. Fight your way through 60 diverse levels split across four chapters, each with a unique boss. The only thing keeping you alive is your trusty javelin. You'll need to throw it to take out the various creatures attacking you, but you're completely defenseless until it's back in your hands, so think before you throw ...":
http://gamejolt.com/games/platformer/javel-ein/27576/

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5 weeks 5 days ago Best Free PC Games Panzer

Roguelight:
http://gamejolt.com/games/platformer/roguelight/31467/

"... Town of Salem is a fresh innovation on the classic party games Mafia and Werewolf. It is a game of murder, accusations, deceit and mob hysteria. Town of Salem takes place in the era of the Salem witch trials in an alternate universe version of Salem, MA. ...":
http://gamejolt.com/games/strategy-sim/town-of-salem/23303/
Game can be played here:
http://www.blankmediagames.com/

Candlelight:
http://gamejolt.com/games/platformer/candlelight/34548/

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5 weeks 5 days ago Best Free PC Games Panzer

Path of Shadows is a 3rd person stealth game where you control a reborn assassin capable of manipulating the shadows. The player can blink between the scenario shadows, and create new shadows when there are none:
http://gamejolt.com/games/adventure/path-of-shadows/26419/

Super Puzzle Platformer is an action/puzzle mashup featuring puzzle and platforming game mechanics:
http://gamejolt.com/games/arcade/super-puzzle-platformer/5480/

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5 weeks 5 days ago Best Free PC Games Panzer

"... Super Adventure Pals is a lovable action RPG platformer in which you travel the land and battle monsters-a-plenty in an epic quest to track down the evil Mr B who has stolen your pet rock ...":
http://gamejolt.com/games/platformer/super-adventure-pals/22257/

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5 weeks 6 days ago Easy Way to Open Safe Mode in Windows 7 and Windows 8/8.1 v.laurie

It's a useful trick and worth knowing about.

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5 weeks 6 days ago Website of the Week: The Story of the Web rhiannon

@EldonW:
You're welcome. The site isn't an extensive history, though I think it does a great job of highlighting important points.

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5 weeks 6 days ago Time To Review Who You've Granted Access To txeng

Hi,
Great idea to publish this article. I'm sure that many folks like myself forgot all these permissions. Now we realize what's going.
Thanks, DM

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5 weeks 6 days ago A Worthy Competitor To Dropbox? rob.schifreen

If the directory tree is a standard Windows folder, then Dropbox will work just fine. However, the structure of a directory tree in Bb only exists within Bb itself. So unless Dropbox makes a special add-on to integrate with Bb, I think the answer is unfortunately no.

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5 weeks 6 days ago A Free Utility that Creates Bootable USB Drives MidnightCowboy

We are unable to provide individual support here in the comments. Please post details about your issue here in our forum. MC - Site manager.
http://www.techsupportalert.com/freeware-forum/general-computer-support/

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5 weeks 6 days ago Some Things are Changing at Gizmo's Freeware BearPup

A request for your 'new look' site, please make sure its visually accessible to readers / viewers with visual impairments who use large text. My netbook, with it's 1024x576 screen, cannot fit some programs because my screen size is too small. An example is the Disk Defragmentation from Auslogics, which won't even install.

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5 weeks 6 days ago Easy Way to Open Safe Mode in Windows 7 and Windows 8/8.1 Nodrog

Thanks for the clarification - I never tried it in 7, but knew it opened the recovery options in 8.x.

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5 weeks 6 days ago Easy Way to Open Safe Mode in Windows 7 and Windows 8/8.1 Frank D

Thanks for this neat shortcut!

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5 weeks 6 days ago Easy Way to Open Safe Mode in Windows 7 and Windows 8/8.1 v.laurie

Doesn't work in Windows 7 and does not boot directly to Safe Mode in 8.1 but opens a screen where you can choose some troubleshooting options.

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5 weeks 6 days ago Best Free Antivirus Software George.J

File Detection Tests

Real World Protection Tests

Avast does extremely poor in File detection tests and came last.

Excellent results for Avira (Pro) and Qihoo. Panda does a fair job.

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5 weeks 6 days ago A Free Utility that Creates Bootable USB Drives evans627

What if you have followed all of these instructions and your USB still shows a boot error? Or rather, the USB is already set to "Active" but still doesn't boot?

And I understand there are other variables, however, what should I try after all else fails?

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5 weeks 6 days ago Some Things are Changing at Gizmo's Freeware booleanboy

Great! Hope you keep the nice clean design. I like the existing colours too 8^)

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5 weeks 6 days ago Easy Way to Open Safe Mode in Windows 7 and Windows 8/8.1 Nodrog

You can also simply hold down the Shift key while clicking on Restart (in any of the menus where it is found) to boot into Safe Mode.

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5 weeks 6 days ago Website of the Week: The Story of the Web EldonW

Thanks rhiannon. Yesterday a user on another forum asked for books on the history of the internet. I'm going to pass on the link provided by you.

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5 weeks 6 days ago Easy Way to Open Safe Mode in Windows 7 and Windows 8/8.1 Sid in Extremis

Interesting, I can't say I'd need it though.

Another way to force Safe Mode if you're not good at hitting the right key (in W7 and earlier at least) is to open System Configuration (press the Win key and type System Configuration or msconfig Same result) select the Boot tab then the Safe Boot check box and (probably) the Network radio button.

I can't remember when I last needed Safe Mode, not like W9x days.

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5 weeks 6 days ago An Online Office Suite That's A Real Alternative To Microsoft Or Google Nina_Gorbunova

Hello Bywater!
Just wanted to give you an update - we have rebranded Teamlab Office to ONLYOFFICE and implemented sign up via email - hope there are no obstacles anymore! ;-)
personal.onlyoffice.com

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5 weeks 6 days ago Best Free File Archiver-Zip Utility Panzer

CoffeeZip:

Features:

* Free to use at both home and in the office
* Support for 64-bit Windows.
* ALZ, EGG formats are supported.
* 7-Zip LZMA SDK is based.
* Multi-core compression support.
* You can extract the compressed file selected in Explorer with one click.
* Integration with Windows Shell
* Simple & Powerful GUI Manager(Drag and Drop)
* Strong AES-256 encryption in 7z and ZIP formats
* Supported formats:
Packing / unpacking: Zip, 7z, wim, tar
Unpacking only: ARJ, ALZ, CAB, CHM, CPIO, CramFS, DEB, DMG, EGG,
FAT, HFS, ISO, LZH, LZMA, MBR, MSI, NSIS, NTFS, RAR, RPM, SquashFS,
UDF, VHD, WIM, XAR, Z
* Unpack and then you have to open the folder.(Default Option)
* Run Command Prompt menu added to the shell context menu:

http://ohsoft.net/en/product_coffeezip.php

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5 weeks 6 days ago An Online Office Suite That's A Real Alternative To Microsoft Or Google Nina_Gorbunova

Hi David! Just wanted to let you know, that we have added registration via email. personal.onlyoffice.com
Would be great to hear your thoughts :-)

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5 weeks 6 days ago Best Free Data Recovery and File Un-delete Utility Anupam

Considering that it came out of beta only a few months ago, it can be called as new. Also came into notice now, and not before.

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5 weeks 6 days ago Best Free Data Recovery and File Un-delete Utility Panzer

You probably meant new here and not new ... it has been around for more than 3 years ...

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5 weeks 6 days ago Best Free PC Games Panzer

Sigils of Elohim - solve dozens of formidable sigil puzzles under the watchful eye of Elohim:
http://store.steampowered.com/app/321480/

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5 weeks 6 days ago How to Clean An Infected Computer Chiron

The pop-up ads are not necessarily a sign that your computer is infected. Many sites display those type of ads. Making sure that popup blocking is enabled in your browser should be able to get rid of most of them. Other than that, using a good adblocker, like Adblock Plus, should be able to get rid of most of the rest.

Also, please check your version of Firefox against this page:
https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/33.0/releasenotes/
and make sure that you do have the most recent version. If you don't please update to the most recent version as that may be the cause of some of these issues.

Thanks.

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5 weeks 6 days ago Time To Review Who You've Granted Access To David Roper

Awesome article. I needed that.

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5 weeks 6 days ago Best Free Encryption Utility for Cloud Storage philip

Tresorit avoids the problem you mention. The only files on your hard drive are the plain-text ones. The cloud data is dynamically encrypted or decrypted during transfer, depending on the direction of data flow.

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5 weeks 6 days ago This Antivirus is the Number-One contender on the block garth

You make some good points but your reasoning, while perfectly sound, cannot be applied to most people.
Sadly we are now living in a world of kamikaze Facebookers where common sense seems to be, at best, in short supply. It think it's a bit unrealistic to expect the majority of computer users to have the same level of experience, knowledge and as you say, common sense as a veteran user such as yourself....or myself.
Generally speaking, most people who get their machines infected deserve it because they can't be bothered to spend a couple of hours gaining some knowledge. They are too busy re-tweeting vacuous garbage or validating their own existence through the medium of posting found content on some NSA/GCHQ proxy surveillance site like Facebook. You don't seriously expect these people to have a common sense approach to using the web? Really?:D

Peace out, g.

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6 weeks 5 hours ago Best Free BitTorrent Client swreynolds

I just dumped BitTorrent. For the last 2 days it has been spouting political ads while it's running. Either they've sold out, or the program has been infected. My system tests clean, though.

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6 weeks 6 hours ago ...And Relax Rick Grunwald

I am all ready to NOT like this kind of site. But I bookmarked this one :))
Thanks

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6 weeks 6 hours ago Best Free Encryption Utility for Cloud Storage DocMelVis

Hi Folks,

Wondering if anyone has given any thought to the local storage space requirements of these encryption utilities. From what I have seen most of them store both cleartext and encrypted copies of the same data locally. Putting aside compression for the moment, this essentially doubles the space requirement. So if I want cloud security, I need to double the size of my hard drive? Is that the best that's out there right now? Besides, this model does not exactly match the "on-the-fly" concept. I see it more as slowly crawl from cleartext to encrypted, and then more slow crawl from encrypted to cloud.

The compression helps save a bit of space but you still need almost double, and it comes at a pretty big price in performance. Using Viivo right now and I am seeing it does not give you a choice to turn compression off - seems pretty ridiculous. User should be able to choose if they wnat the files faster or smaller.

Would love to hear thoughts on this.

Thanks!

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6 weeks 11 hours ago Best Free Media Center Software Jethro321

Best answer I've heard so far!

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6 weeks 12 hours ago ...And Relax RecklessMaverick

Your recommendation must have driven a lot of traffic to the site. It appears the site got stressed out. All I see is a light blue screen with a darker blue ball pulsing in and out in the middle of the screen.

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6 weeks 12 hours ago Best Free Bookmark Cleaner howiem

Latest version is 4.6. Before downloading this one, note that version 4.6 will no longer delete Firefox deadlinks. See http://aignes.com/deadlink_history.htm
Version 4.6 (25-Sep-2012)
[x] Firefox: Bookmarks are now read-only and can no longer be changed or deleted within AM-DeadLink. This step was required to avoid conflicts due to changes in the Firefox database. AM-DeadLink can however still be used to open and check Firefox bookmarks for dead links.
Firefox Users best hold on to version 4.4 or 4.5. I just tested 4.5 and it does delete deadlinks - at least from AMDeadlink :)

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6 weeks 16 hours ago Two Amazing, Yet Different, Examples Of Computer Graphics Shadouness

Wonderful stuff, thank you.

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6 weeks 17 hours ago Best Free Data Recovery and File Un-delete Utility Anupam

New software. Free and open source.

Kickass Undelete: http://kickassundelete.sourceforge.net/

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6 weeks 1 day ago Best Free Instant Messaging Client Linuxis

I've been using Instantbird lately as my IM client.
Instantbird is based on Mozilla Firefox, while using libpurple as a backend. (Pidgin, Adium)
Instantbird is incredibly user friendly, it walks you through adding accounts. And since it's based on Firefox, it supports addons.

I hope you all give it a try. :)

http://www.instantbird.com

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6 weeks 1 day ago Best Free Android Apps BillK

I use Battery Doctor (Battery Saver) by Cheetah Mobile. It seems pretty good.
I also use Cheetah Mobile antivirus (CM Security) and Clean Master.
They seem to have good apps.

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6 weeks 1 day ago Lightweight Web Browsers MidnightCowboy

This is just one measure our site employs to prevent automatic BOT registrations from posting spam links. MC - Site Manager.

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6 weeks 1 day ago Lightweight Web Browsers gurudev

everytime i try to submit a comment ,i get this message:

"To complete this form, please complete the word verification below."

why do i need to solve captchas' or complete word verification when i am a registered user?

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6 weeks 1 day ago Lightweight Web Browsers gurudev

about 2 years ago ,i had a PC with 256MB RAM and had a lot of difficulty browsing the web as the latest versions of Firefox,chrome and opera would crash due to lack of memory.browsing sites like Facebook was out of the question.at that point of time i installed k-meleon and flashpeak slimboat and used to use them regularly.
use k-meleon for normal browsing and flashpeak slimboat for browsing social networking sites and video sites like Facebook and YouTube.

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6 weeks 1 day ago Find Out Everything That Google Knows About You veekay

Excellent nugget of info. Thanks!

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6 weeks 2 days ago This Antivirus is the Number-One contender on the block George.J

You could make an exclusion in Comodo for 360safe.com, so that you will be able to visit the site.

Read this: http://help.comodo.com/topic-72-1-522-6374-.html

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6 weeks 2 days ago This Antivirus is the Number-One contender on the block craig720

True, but I am unable to proceed. My firewall makes no allowance for me to ignore such warnings. Sigh.

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6 weeks 2 days ago Two Amazing, Yet Different, Examples Of Computer Graphics vandamme

Don't miss the "making of" Animator IV, link at the end of it.

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6 weeks 2 days ago This Antivirus is the Number-One contender on the block eikelein

Well, thank you ichabod.
And for full disclosure: I have never before heard of or have had any contact with ichabod.

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6 weeks 2 days ago How to Report Malware or False Positives to Multiple Antivirus Vendors hunterhunted

Very, very useful. Some email addresses seem to be down for me:
submit@trojanhunter.com
k7viruslab@labs.k7computing.com
trojans@moosoft.com
virus@esafe.com

To further streamline stuff, I have a bat file with the following content in my directory with malware and just drag new samples onto it.

@echo off
"C:\Program Files\7-Zip\7z.exe" a -pinfected -t7z "%1.7z" "%1"
"C:\Program Files\7-Zip\7z.exe" a -pinfected -tzip "%1.zip" "%1"

Modify accordingly for wherever you installed 7zip.

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6 weeks 2 days ago Best Free Hotkey or Macro Recorder Utility Stamimail

Hi crombierob,
I think HotkeyP works a little different, but still...
What is the advantage of what you have in mind, on HotkeyP?

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6 weeks 2 days ago This Antivirus is the Number-One contender on the block lebulldog

I will have to try it on my lap top.

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6 weeks 2 days ago Get a New Look on the Windows Desktop with More Interesting and Colorful Cursors Alan Wade

Running Windows 8.1 Update 1 and CursorFX is just fine! Infact all the Stardock products that I have installed run fine.

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6 weeks 2 days ago This Antivirus is the Number-One contender on the block ichabod

lebulldog, please re-read eikelein's post on 11 October 2014 - 16:46 (119135). I hope that you will see that you got the wrong impression at your first reading. There isn't a word of personal attack in eikelein's post as I see it.

However, it's dismaying to see that, in your post on 11 October 2014 - 17:42 (119137), you responded with argumentative, presumptuous, and ad-hominem statements. This website is for discussion of software, not personalities.

Since I am not a member of Gizmo's staff, there is nothing official about this post. I simply enjoy the respectful environment that I've found in this community, and hope that it will stay that way.

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6 weeks 2 days ago This Antivirus is the Number-One contender on the block George.J

Actually 3 of the engines are from Qihoo itself, they've just been separated into Cloud scan, System repair and QVMII AI engines. The other 2 engines by BitDefender and Avira are on-demand, and you may turn them on, only if you want to.

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6 weeks 2 days ago This Antivirus is the Number-One contender on the block George.J

Most likely a false positive.

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6 weeks 2 days ago This Antivirus is the Number-One contender on the block eikelein

lebulldog,

PLEASE enlighten me about what in my post "insulted" you; I am only a 50 year IT veteran that really does not understand how I triggered that.

And YES, I would very much appreciate some links to sources about MSE/Defender going away.

And no, I can not refer to buddies in Redmond.

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6 weeks 2 days ago This Antivirus is the Number-One contender on the block lebulldog

Oct 11

My Information, is not mine, I got my Info from
CNET, ZDNET and the Windows Tech News Letters...
If you want. I will give all the Links. I need many places to get Information,
as I have to keep my finger on the pulse of all
the IT communities, for I work for the Canadian
Government IT Departments. Windows Defender is OK
for tablets and Iphones not very large Government
systems. W.D. is OK but a virulent 2015 Virus will
pass it, your not safe from Crytolocker, or from
Pandora.
I know Oracle too is previewing Windows 10 now, it
is our environment.

[Personal comments edited out - please read the rules before posting]

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6 weeks 2 days ago Best Free Media Center Software c

Watch youtube videos on XBMC, it is definately the way to go. Do a search on xbmc hub wizard....this will completely pre-configure XBMC for you with a lot of popular features until you get comfortable setting it up for yourself. Make sure to get the latest stable release of XBMC! I briefly tried PLEX...simple to set up and has a very clean interface, but seemed very limited on the types of video it supports. If you have a lot of iso, video-ts or bdmv files, they will all need to be converted to play on PLEX. If you want to configure xbmc yourself, on the xbmc website, click the wiki's link on the top of the page. Under general topics, select first time user, then select quick start guide. This will walk you through step by step with pictures.

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6 weeks 3 days ago This Antivirus is the Number-One contender on the block eikelein

lebulldog,
Where did you get the info from that Win 7's Microsoft Security Essentials or Win 8's Windows Defender are "going away"?
That is utter rubbish and you should check the source and be very critical with everything that this source says.
I have Windows 10 Tech Preview on a spare system and all I can say is:
If Windows 10 delivers what the preview promises then

Windows 10 is Windows 8 done right.

And Windows Defender runs just fine in Windows 10.

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6 weeks 3 days ago This Antivirus is the Number-One contender on the block lebulldog

Oct 11
alexxx46 wrote an interseting post, as I too see
Qihoo versions coming and going. I don't know why.
Plus 5 Anti-Virus engines at once, seem a little
bit extreme. So after a new OS I needed one AV
quick so I went with Microsoft Anti-virus, as I
looked around. But soon I never looked back. It
Updated my Windows Firewall and it was small and
free. A Full scan takes a while, but no biggie. I
never got one problem for 2 Years, But so sad
it will go away soon. All those Microsoft expire
times really make me mad. Windows 10 is coming. So
I wonder what a Nightmares will come with it ? We
only have a Year.

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6 weeks 3 days ago Get a New Look on the Windows Desktop with More Interesting and Colorful Cursors v.laurie

CursorFX is not compatible with Windows 8 according to the Stardock site.

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6 weeks 3 days ago Get a New Look on the Windows Desktop with More Interesting and Colorful Cursors Alan Wade

CursorFX cuts it for me: http://www.stardock.com/products/cursorfx/

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6 weeks 3 days ago Get a New Look on the Windows Desktop with More Interesting and Colorful Cursors Rick Grunwald

My Malwarebytes doesn't flag it. Sergey is a good guy and makes some awesome treaking software. It is good enough that some companies have inserted some of his code into PAID programs

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6 weeks 3 days ago Get a New Look on the Windows Desktop with More Interesting and Colorful Cursors Skrell1

Please post link? :)

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6 weeks 3 days ago This Antivirus is the Number-One contender on the block craig720

I tried to download 360 Total Security, but my firewall, Comodo, blocked it as unsafe. This rarely happens, and when it does, I am blocked from visiting. Why in the world would my firewall declare the contents of 360safe.com to be "Prohibited Content?"

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6 weeks 3 days ago Forget Windows 10. Try Out Windows 1.01 Instead! ichabod

I liked that old clock.exe program.

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6 weeks 3 days ago Train Your Brain While Playing Games rickybobby

I appreciate the offer Midnightcowboy, but I'm just an average android user and my contributions would be close to none as I'm a newbie in the android world. That's why I relied on lists like this one to find good free stuff because most of the sites I checked enjoy listing paid and fremium apps. Finding 100 % free, good apps nowadays is hard, and your weekly lists filled that gap. My 'rant' was based on the lower quality of some of the latest recommended apps as their real-world utility was close to non-existant. My guess is your previous lists spoiled us a bit :P.

I've seen some interesting apps posted in the forum too, and that could be a good option to find or write about new apps because the way I see it, a lot of people prefer the articles over the forum posts, at least that's what I can infer from the number of reads.

Gizmo's is still great and the volunteers have a tough job, so kudos for them. Just don't lower the bar you've previously set!

Warm regards

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6 weeks 4 days ago Two Amazing, Yet Different, Examples Of Computer Graphics Fairportfan

I haven't checked the link, but i think it's a newer one with more interactions.

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6 weeks 4 days ago Best Free Antivirus Software SwanKnight

Will do and you're welcomed.

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6 weeks 4 days ago See All The Newspaper Front Pages You Want, For Free pecarroll

For front pages try www.newseum.com, then scroll around to find the "Front Pages" link. It doesn't go into the rest of the paper, only the front page.

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6 weeks 4 days ago Best Free Antivirus Software Chiron

That is a false positive from Comodo SecureDNS. I have reported it to them as a false positive. Hopefully the detection will be removed in the next few days.

If detection is not removed within 5 days please let me know. If it takes that long to remove a false detection I would rather advise people to not use the SecureDNS, but disable that particular feature. Thus, please keep me updated about this detection.

Thank you.

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6 weeks 4 days ago Best Free Antivirus Software SwanKnight

I tried it today briefly but it was disappointing. During the initial scan it stated that it found and cleaned 16 infected files which is highly unlikley considering the semi-empty PC I was testing it on, but even when I opened its log, it was empty. Also, the fact it has no options to speak of leaves a lot to be desired.

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6 weeks 4 days ago Best Free Antivirus Software SwanKnight

I tried to download Qihoo's 360 Total Security to test it but I got this warning message from Comodo SecureDNS:

http://i.imgur.com/EFZh4aa.png

Any idea what's this all about?

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6 weeks 4 days ago See All The Newspaper Front Pages You Want, For Free Quetzalcoatl

An even better one : http://en.kiosko.net/ (in English)

Plus it has the real covers of ALL the newspapers and links to the sites.

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6 weeks 4 days ago This Antivirus is the Number-One contender on the block George.J

The comment being made by the moderator references to pre-dated articles so it's not something that's recent.

Back in China, there is a cut throat competition among the various AV vendors and technological companies. They have been known to run smear campaigns with sometimes false info against each other.

If you simply take a look at every country's Antivirus market, there is indeed tough competition, but that doesn't mean that every company suddenly started offering other software's free of cost. Most top AV products has a paid version, but not Qihoo (and Baidu). Qihoo always believed that their antivirus software should be free for the users. They are just attacking them because they are jealous of their successful business model where nobody thought it would be possible. Now Qihoo is also expanding globally and they hate it that's why.

Time and again representatives at Qihoo has clarified these reports such as these: http://corp.360.cn/news/eng/qihoo360article_c2.html

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6 weeks 4 days ago This Antivirus is the Number-One contender on the block eikelein

Well, but you can turn it on, separate for private and public networks even.
Control Panel > Windows Firewall > Change notification settings > Check mark by "Notify me ... "

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6 weeks 4 days ago This Antivirus is the Number-One contender on the block alexxx46

A more recent opinion, by Bleeping Computer General Moderator:

Qihoo is a Chinese-based provider of free security and Anti-virus software (360 Total Security, 360 Internet Security, 360 Browser, 360 Security, 360 Mobile Safe, 360 Vault, etc). There has been a lot of controversy surrounding Qihoo to include it's reporting other anti-virus software and search tools as being malicious, deceptive marketing practices and various privacy issues. http://bit.ly/ZhTFU6

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6 weeks 4 days ago Best Free Antivirus Software SwanKnight

Thanks for the clarifying that, it's good to know.

What about my second question? It's really crucial for my choice process.

"Also, could you state which antivirus require yearly (free) registration (such as Avast) in order to continue to function? Because the "set-and-forget" is an important factor for me since I tend to install AV on several PCs."

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6 weeks 4 days ago Best Free Digital Image Editor Remah

I won't be reviewing G'MIC or any similar product. G'MIC would only be a "digital image editor" in the broadest sense of the term. Technically it is an "image processor" which we don't have an article for. It could also be more easily compared with "image converters" but we don't have an article for that software either.

The command-line version of G'MIC uses the G'MIC (of the same name) C++ library and it is one of several different interfaces. The command-line interface is a command interpreter where the programmed instructions are executed as they are entered. Another interface is a gmic_gimp plug-in for GIMP which is an "image editor" recommended in this article.

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6 weeks 4 days ago Best Free Software for Linux Panzer

Edit - a relaxing mix of Vi & Acme:
http://c9x.me/edit/

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6 weeks 4 days ago Best Free Software for Linux Panzer

transfer.sh - Command-line file sharing:
https://transfer.sh/

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6 weeks 4 days ago Best Free Software for Linux Panzer

git-sh - a customized bash shell suitable for git work:
https://github.com/rtomayko/git-sh

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6 weeks 4 days ago Best Free Software for Linux Panzer

"... Are you looking for a command that you used recently? Do you want to avoid the need to write long commands over and over again despite you used them recently? Are you looking for a tool that is able to manage your favorite commands?

HSTR is a command line utility that brings improved BASH command completion from the history. It aims to make completion easier and more efficient than Ctrl-r ...":
https://github.com/dvorka/hstr

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