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4 weeks 3 days ago Best Free Digital Image Editor Remah

Makro, You clearly did not read the article. Your links add nothing to this topic.

Our moderators would have dealt with this but I got in first because I want people to know that spamming, like trolling, is not tolerated here.

You are welcome to post a more useful comment.

Remah - editor of Best Free Digital Image Editors

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4 weeks 3 days ago Best Free RSS Reader-Aggregator philip

Interesting snakyjake. By "+No problems with Java." do you mean Java is no longer required, or do you mean that Java causes no problems for RSSOwl? I have purged Java from my devices forever because of the endless security holes it reveals.

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4 weeks 3 days ago Best Free RSS Reader-Aggregator snakyjake

QuiteRSS:
+Portable.
+Open source.
-No SOCKS proxy support. This kills it for me.

Thunderbird:
+Like the idea of mail+RSS feeds in one place.
-Managing subscriptions is not well thought out. For example: Can't create a new folder in "Managing Subscriptions". There's also some funk stuff it does when moving folders. There's a lot of steps involved to do other tasks.

RSSOwl:
+Subfolders.
+Excellent feed and folder management.
+Discontinued feeds are displayed with an X.
+Fast.
+No problems with Java.
+Open source.

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4 weeks 3 days ago Increase Your Browsing Speed And Privacy With Ghostery rseiler

Since most are already using Adblock+, why not just add the "EasyPrivacy" subscription?
https://adblockplus.org/en/subscriptions

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4 weeks 3 days ago Best Free RSS Reader-Aggregator philip

Thanks snakyjake. That's a unique feature. I'll make a note in the description.

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4 weeks 3 days ago Best Free Digital Image Editor makro

It's understood that no image editor can beat adobe Photoshop because its a giant program of 3 to 4gb, but here: [link removed as you clearly did not read the article here] i have found some image editing software which i have found useful for beginners and these editors can edit photos easily and almost all are user-friendly and free. Also you can use these software here [reference to paid products removed] too but i can't confirm there compatibility with Windows 8/8.1 in link 1, but the image editors are compatible with Win 8/8.1 which are in link 2.

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4 weeks 3 days ago Best Free RSS Reader-Aggregator snakyjake

A feature that I require are nested folders. Most of the readers I've tried only allow one folder.

RSSOwl allows for nested subfolders.

I'll try some others...

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4 weeks 4 days ago Increase Your Browsing Speed And Privacy With Ghostery snakyjake

"some sites won't show content until some elements are turned off"

I'm giving Adguard a try because the problem mentioned above. Not sure if AdBlocker is working better or solving the problem...but it sounds like it.
"Adguard can handle Anti-AdBlock scripts. You won't have to turn off the AdBlocker anymore to be able to visit the websites that are using such scripts. Just send a complaint to our tech support and we'll handle it."

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4 weeks 4 days ago Ten Top Windows Tips toonpig

Thanks again iknow some people say some of these tips are common sense but to some one like me they are life savers.

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4 weeks 4 days ago Windows 7 Startup Remah

Added two diagrams, 4 & 5, which discuss the components of Windows kernel-mode and user-mode respectively.

Remah - category editor

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4 weeks 4 days ago How to get a free legal copy of a Windows 7 installation disk clas

Seeing this article again is great! when it first came out I did the deal and all worked perfectly. Having this iso as a tool along with regular backups has made win7 almost foolproof.
Thanks for the effort and the updates.

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4 weeks 4 days ago Best Free Drive Cloning Software AndyR

With AOMEI doing an incremental backup seemed to take in the region of two mins longer than a full backup for me at least, however as I am sure you guys are aware this is all subject to many different factors, over all system speed, how much data has actually changed in the incremental backup and so on.

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4 weeks 4 days ago Best Free Software for Linux Panzer

Lynis is an open source security auditing tool. Its main goal is to audit and harden Unix and Linux based systems:
http://rootkit.nl/projects/lynis.html

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4 weeks 4 days ago Best Free Download Manager abdoumahfouz

problem solved, thanks alot.

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4 weeks 4 days ago Best Free Ways to Learn Programming Panzer

More useful links:

https://www.bento.io/
https://www.learneroo.com/
http://zetcode.com/
http://www.talentbuddy.co/
http://tutsplus.com/tutorials
https://dash.generalassemb.ly/
http://www.openbookproject.net/thinkcs/python/english2e/

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4 weeks 4 days ago This Best Selling PC Game is now Free (Offer until July 31) stevenhearnn

Thanks

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4 weeks 4 days ago How to Fix a Computer that Keeps Waking Up Naveen D

Thanks a lot.i have also had this problem & this guide help me to fix it. Couldn't find a cure for this until now.

Mine was the mouse that keeps the pc waking everytime.

Thanks again.

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4 weeks 4 days ago Best Free Drive Cloning Software andrew1879

Except that it's slow at doing incremental backups.

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4 weeks 4 days ago Best Free Media Player Anupam

That's quite late. Let's see next time.

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4 weeks 4 days ago Best Free Media Player George.J

I just got the update, but seems like it's a bit late. :D

http://i.imgur.com/CAB5xPj.png

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4 weeks 4 days ago Best Free Download Manager George.J

That's strange, because that's not mentioned in the limitations (for free version) on their website. I'll check that when am reviewing FlareGet

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4 weeks 4 days ago How To Make Your Programs Open Maximized rhiannon

Have a look at this Microsoft site, it might work for you:
How do I make the default window size open to "maximized" - Microsoft Community

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4 weeks 4 days ago Grab this Text Editor with a Grammar Checker and More Robert Daniel

This app will lock up whatever you are doing until you chose to upgrade. Therefore, the only option is to shut down the program you're in and lose all your work.

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4 weeks 4 days ago Ten Top Windows Tips v.laurie

Many thanks, Sgluber.

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4 weeks 4 days ago Ten Top Windows Tips Sgluber

Vic, your contribution is amazing!

I don't know how many times I already read your great tips... many, many times, for sure. And a lot of them were really useful.

CONGRATULATIONS, THANK YOU and KEEP UP THE TOP QUALITY JOB! :-)

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4 weeks 5 days ago Increase Your Browsing Speed And Privacy With Ghostery ehorwitz1

Just to add to Bluesmanuk's post:

I found that if I just blocked everything (seemed like a good starting place) that I couldn't see any of the comments posted on FileHippo. That site uses Discus, so I unblocked Discus and the comments section works fine now.

Unfortunately, there are some websites where it can get challenging to figure out which blocked item is keeping me from using parts of a website (not FileHippo, but other sites) that are apparently blocked. It's easy enough to unblock items one by one until the site works as intended, but sometimes I end up unblocking a major tracker that I believe has nothing to do with the affected section of the website, or so many trackers that it just doesn't make any sense.

I checked with the Ghostery folks. It turns out that some website coders use techniques that are less than thorough. Without going into greater detail, this ends up making it look like we need to allow multiple trackers that really have nothing to do with the blocked part of the website.

Don't let this throw you off, though. Ghostery is a really good piece of work, and I've been using it for several years. I tried DoNotTrackMe for a while but was less than thrilled, and it was considerably slower than using nothing. It's been updated and may be a wonderful tool by now, but I'm satisfied with Ghostery.

Good luck with whatever path you choose.

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4 weeks 5 days ago Best Free Download Manager BrollyLSSJ

I did a small test of FlareGet under linux and the free version is atleast download wise limited. I only was allowed to download 10 files per day. I do not remember, if that limit is general or for batch job as I did add a batch job yesterday.

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4 weeks 5 days ago Grab this Text Editor with a Grammar Checker and More Robert Daniel

Works great on iPhone and PC. Anyone able to get it to run in Firefox/firefox gmail?

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4 weeks 5 days ago Best Free File-Based Backup Program SyDiko

In my opinion, and I'm sad it didn't make the list yet, but Cobian backup is probably the best free backup software available. UNFORTUNATELY, last Novemberish (2013) the developer has stopped releasing updates and sold off the source code, but its still free and the current version is as stable as cement. :)

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4 weeks 5 days ago Severe Problems with Windows August Updates SyDiko

For home use, automatic updates are relatively safe, but if you want peace of mind let me suggest imaging your OS partition. Basically, get yourself a 3TB external HDD (or internal if you have room in your case,)check out the disk tools section of Gizmos for free imaging software, and start taking daily and/or weekly snap shots of your OS! If you do install a bad update and your system becomes unstable, you can always roll back the image. Just make sure that your OS partition is clean (no documents, games, or media files that will drive the snap shop size over 60GBs. At roughly 60Gbs per snap shot, with a 3TB external drive you can store about 45 images.

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4 weeks 5 days ago Grab this Text Editor with a Grammar Checker and More smugbill

this editor looks terrific. is there anything like it for my email account?

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4 weeks 5 days ago Best Free Video Editing Program Anupam

A new open source video editor.

Vidiot: http://sourceforge.net/projects/vidiot/

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4 weeks 5 days ago Increase Your Browsing Speed And Privacy With Ghostery kashu

I used to use Ghostery, until Donottrackme came along, which according to reviews outranks Ghostery. Would it be safe to use both add-ons at the same time?

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4 weeks 5 days ago Optimizing BitComet for Speed pravin007techno

awesome post! so much helpful to me!
thanks...!!

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4 weeks 5 days ago Create 3D Models And Animations Completely Free crosseyedlemon

The Clara site looks very professional and they have a large library of public scenes in addition to thorough user guides. This is a good find worth exploring.

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4 weeks 5 days ago Best Free PC Games Panzer

Open Hexagon:
http://vittorioromeo.info/projects.html

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4 weeks 5 days ago How To Make Your Programs Open Maximized fred here

there is more to the story though. when I rt clk and ask to open in a new window??? I want ALL windows (iexplorer) to open in maximized window. there used to be a utility that is now obsolete that maximized or opened to preset size. thanks

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4 weeks 5 days ago Best Free Digital Image Editor Remah

Added reviews of:
Basic editor: NCH Photopad and Visions
Advanced Editor: Image Analyzer and Digikam

Remah - Editor of this category

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4 weeks 5 days ago Increase Your Browsing Speed And Privacy With Ghostery Bluesmanuk

Out of curiosity I also tried Privdog but the extension doesn't install in Chrome which I am guessing is due to Google not allowing them unless installed through the Chrome store.

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4 weeks 6 days ago Increase Your Browsing Speed And Privacy With Ghostery Collier

Noted considerable increase in browsing speed a good add on!

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4 weeks 6 days ago Severe Problems with Windows August Updates v.laurie

The only place I know of that routinely and systematically reports on the updates to avoid is in the paid version of a well-known newsletter. Maybe some of our members know of a free one.

However, there are numerous forums and blogs where problems with updates are often reported. This is not done in a systematic way but here are some suggestions:
http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us
http://www.infoworld.com/blogs/infoworld-tech-watch
http://www.zdnet.com/blog/security/

There are many others and readers may have other suggestions.

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4 weeks 6 days ago Increase Your Browsing Speed And Privacy With Ghostery Bluesmanuk

I've been using ghostery for a long time now and it's a great little add on.

As with many tools of this kind, some sites won't show content until some elements are turned off but this can be done easily.

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4 weeks 6 days ago Severe Problems with Windows August Updates bertie44

Thanks for this Vic.

I think that I'll follow Phylis Sophical's example and do my Windows Update on the first of the month from now on. But how can an ordinary user routinely find out about which are the updates to avoid?

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4 weeks 6 days ago How to Report Malware or False Positives to Multiple Antivirus Vendors WZehntner

Just to clarify: both email adresses are valid.
Only if a false positiv is marked as "McAfee-GW-Edition" I would recommend the new adress. For other McAfee-findings I would still use the old adress.

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4 weeks 6 days ago Best Free Download Manager George.J

Which Windows O.S are you using?

Try re-downloading Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 SP1 from here [x86] and here [x64]. Install both of them.

If that doesn't work try the solution suggested here and here.

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4 weeks 6 days ago Best Free Download Manager abdoumahfouz

I did that so much times ,the same problem still found

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4 weeks 6 days ago Best Free Spyware And Adware Remover Anupam

It's not a full fledged anti-spyware. It's target is mostly toolbars, adware, etc. You can read that in the description at BleepingComputer itself.

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4 weeks 6 days ago Best Free Spyware And Adware Remover wreckage

Has anybody used ADWCleaner? I'd love to see some efficacy tests on that package.
https://toolslib.net/downloads/viewdownload/1-adwcleaner/

Some good things have been said about it.

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/adwcleaner/

Cheers.

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4 weeks 6 days ago Severe Problems with Windows August Updates Aninnymous

erm...everything I see says various iterations of SAS versions 9.1, 9.2, 9.3, 9.4 NOW work with Win 8.1, according to SAS, blogs, & Microsoft pages. I see no recent chatter on forums either when I search, altho there were a few when 8.1 was released. A company as big as SAS is not going to leave any OS problem unresolved for long either.

Sounds like you need to update...heh.

Not patching your OS whatever it is leaves you more vulnerable to exploits...good luck with the script kiddies and rus. I update MANUALLY after a wait of a week or two and verify...updates can always be rolled back but I never have had a problem in the last decade or so.

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4 weeks 6 days ago Severe Problems with Windows August Updates Phylis Sophical

I do my updates the 1st of each month. That way they are almost a month old and sure to be tested in the wild.
btw, Thanks for the heads up on this. Valuable info.

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4 weeks 6 days ago Increase Your Browsing Speed And Privacy With Ghostery bernardz

Privdog looks a good option. The trouble is it is available only though cnet using their install wrapper, and I doubt many people here want the rubbish what comes with that cnet wrapper.

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4 weeks 6 days ago Best Free Download Manager George.J

Restart your PC and try installing Visual C++ again.

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4 weeks 6 days ago Severe Problems with Windows August Updates v.laurie

There are several ways to get to the settings. Here is one:
Control Panel--System and Security--Windows Update--Change Settings

Also see http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/turn-automatic-updating-on-of...

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4 weeks 6 days ago Severe Problems with Windows August Updates David Roper

How does one disable Auto Windows 7 Updates? Maybe I need to do this.

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4 weeks 6 days ago Severe Problems with Windows August Updates Australia

Thank you for the information Vic
I disabled Windows updates in 2012

I have never trusted Windows updates
Automatic updates put you at the mercy of Microsoft and their well intentioned but sometimes unforeseen disastrous changes to the operating system
Since 2012 I have changed my internet browser, from Internet Explorer to Firefox portable version, avoided dodgy websites, used a sandbox, and havent had a security or malware problem since

Not everyone will agree with my approach and thats fine. My computer mainly runs legacy Windows software from 2002-2014, and I dont want to risk the compatibility with new risky Microsoft updates. My choice

An important statistical program, SAS, used in many colleges, was compatible with Windows 7 and Windows 8.0, is now incompatible with Windows 8.1
I dont think users can easily roll back from Windows 8.1 to Windows 8, so its a major problem
As a result, colleagues with Windows 8.1 have no choice but to either fail the course, or completely factory reset their laptop (not pleasant)

My belief is - dont put your computer at the mercy of Microsoft, whose updates have good intentions but often unforeseen problems

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4 weeks 6 days ago Wikipedia, But With A Modern Interface bernardz

Wikipedia have their appeals on a banner on top

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4 weeks 6 days ago Best Free Download Manager abdoumahfouz

I can't setup download ninja cuz it needs visual c++ ,everytime I'm trying to setup visual c++ I have an error "error 1935", what should I do?

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4 weeks 6 days ago Increase Your Browsing Speed And Privacy With Ghostery joeguru

Not taking away from Ghostery, but Privdog is another good tool and works with IE plus the other browsers.

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4 weeks 6 days ago Increase Your Browsing Speed And Privacy With Ghostery EldonW

Thank you Rob. I got the following from Ghostery's website: "We call this data donation feature “Ghostrank”. Ghostrank is off by default. If you don’t specifically say we can, we won’t collect anything from you, ever."

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5 weeks 53 min ago Severe Problems with Windows August Updates Joe A.TT

Thanks for the heads-up Vic.

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5 weeks 1 hour ago How to Ask a Question When You Want Technical Help v.laurie

Welcome back. Unfortunately we do not provide individual support in the comments. Please post your question in our forum. There is a lot of help there.
http://www.techsupportalert.com/freeware-forum/general-computer-support/

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5 weeks 1 hour ago How to Ask a Question When You Want Technical Help safefounder

Hello everyone, I think many years ago I signed up but just did so again, and I don't see another place to enter MY OWN question...so if there is another more appropriate place please tell me. With that said here is my questions:

1) I don't not use Internet Explorer! [Firefox 31 now].
I have a desktop computer & seperate laptop (both w/ a ver. of Win7). I manually run Windows update. I do NOT connect remotely. I don't even have a home network set up. Why would I need SERVER software they keep pushing???? I also use Apache Office 4...not Microsoft.

Are not SERVER 200x-12 etc. access points for malware & virus?! If so can I un-install any already in my computers?

2) Does anyone know a friend geek lol who has posted a concise list of KB updates describing exactamundo needs of each update? ie. remote accessing...online gaming...
networking variables...and/or hardware or specific software needs? This would be invaluable when doing a semi-regular re-install of op-sys. Microsoft bounces you around with unclear rote b.s.

Thanks to anyone who can answer any of these basic initial questions. P.S. Don't forget to let this ol fart know appropriate post links. Cya later, Chuck

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5 weeks 5 hours ago Best Free Drive Cloning Software George.J

Corrected it now.

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5 weeks 6 hours ago Best Free Software for Linux Jojo Yee

In terms of development, the versions of WPS Office for other platforms are leading but currently the Linux version is still at the stage of Alpha.

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5 weeks 7 hours ago Best Free Drive Cloning Software movrshakr

^^^ Link fails.

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5 weeks 8 hours ago Best Free Drive Cloning Software George.J

AOMEI Backupper excels at recent tests at Raymond.cc

Comparing 20 Drive Imaging Software Backup/Restore Speed and Image Size

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5 weeks 9 hours ago Wikipedia, But With A Modern Interface godzonekid

Ads? I see no ads at all. I don't have any ad blocker in my browser... maybe it's because I use Opera 12.x, maybe not. Perhaps ads don't travel to this part of the planet... ; )

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5 weeks 9 hours ago Wikipedia, But With A Modern Interface godzonekid

You're lucky. I brought up Eric Clapton on Wikipedia... page loaded in under 1 second. Tried it on Wikiwand... bloody hell... in excess of 10 seconds.

Pain to scroll down as well.

Aesthetically better? Debatable.

User friendly? Uh uh!

I'll stay with the old tried and true original.

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5 weeks 10 hours ago Download Thousands Of Free MP3 Tracks From Amazon godzonekid

Self righteous? Rant?

Did YOU not notice that the post I commented on, from YOU, had NOTHING to do with the service from Amazon either? It was in fact advocating piracy.

High horse. Off.

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5 weeks 10 hours ago Best Free Software for Linux BrollyLSSJ

WPS Office (formerly known as Kingsoft Office) needs to be added to the office section. I like it much more than LibreOffice / OpenOffice. Also FreeOffice from SoftMaker is also worth mentioning. I like KWPS more, as it is also available for iOS, Android and Windows, while SoftMaker is missing an iOS version.

WPS Office: http://wps-community.org
FreeOffice: http://www.freeoffice.com

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5 weeks 10 hours ago Best Free Media Player BrollyLSSJ

Thank you. I just tried it and like it so far. It only misses DXVA support for my taste. And it is available for Linux. And maybe later being able to lower the subtitle font size (the show more characters of subtitle text on screen per line, like The KMPlayer does).

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5 weeks 10 hours ago Best Free Download Manager BrollyLSSJ

Thank you. I know that it is alpha. The main reason here for me is, that it is available on both Windows and Linux. So if I want to switch to Linux that I have more or less the same programs (if they are sufficient for my needs of course).

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5 weeks 16 hours ago Best Free Spyware And Adware Remover George.J

Guess MBAM's new marketing team is just doing some great stuff out there. :D

http://www.marketwired.com/press-release/malwarebytes-appoints-two-new-s...

Why would Kaspersky's Removal Tool score higher than it's own suite :|

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5 weeks 16 hours ago Best Free Spyware And Adware Remover George.J

MalwareBytes Free and Kaspersky Removal Tool wins The AV-TEST BEST REPAIR 2014 AWARD

The best antivirus software in terms of repair: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Free

The best clean-up tool after an infection: Kaspersky Virus Removal Tool

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5 weeks 1 day ago Stitch MP3 Files Together Or Extract Audio From Video toonpig

Thanks Rob I had been looking for something like this. Great that you don't need to download it Thanks again

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5 weeks 1 day ago Best Free Digital Photo Organizer v.laurie

Misty27, thanks for the information. This category has no editor at the moment and I am just a caretaker. However, I will change the statement about no portable version.

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5 weeks 1 day ago How to Report Spam Chiron

What do you mean when you say that it is a non-existing email address?
Also, is it always from the same email address?

Regardless, did you follow the advice in the advice on how to manually submit it? If the IP address it originates from is always the same then submitting it should still be helpful, although as noted it would be best to submit it manually as well.

Also, I'm not sure if this will be helpful or not, but there is another article on this site discussing the Best Free Spam Filter for Experienced Users. It can be found here:
http://www.techsupportalert.com/best-free-spam-filter-for-experienced-us...
This may be helpful if you feel that your filter is also not doing a very good job.

Thanks.

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5 weeks 1 day ago Best Free Digital Photo Organizer Misty27

Note to the reviewer, v.laurie.
The summary for XnView says there's no portable version. That's incorrect.
There are portables from the developer for the "classic" version & also the newer XnViewMP.
The new (still beta) "MP" version also has a 64 bit (.

There's also a portable of the classic version available from http://portableapps.com/apps.

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5 weeks 1 day ago How to Report Malware or False Positives to Multiple Antivirus Vendors Chiron

No problem. I just updated the article for the new email address. Your findings seem pretty conclusive.

Thank you very much.

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5 weeks 1 day ago Stitch MP3 Files Together Or Extract Audio From Video Sgluber

Nice tip, rob. Thank you! :-)

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5 weeks 1 day ago Best Free Media Player Anupam

You did not understand my post it seems. I know how to get the latest version from the PotPlayer site. I have the English site bookmarked, and it has the latest version 1.6.49479, and I have downloaded and installed it. However, my point was that there is inbuilt update check built in PotPlayer, which is not working.

As for your problem, it seems to be a local issue. The latest version is working well enough for me.

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5 weeks 1 day ago Best Free Media Player salamander

You can get the latest version 1.6.49479 on the Global Potplayer site. Just google "Global Potplayer" .
However, I've tried this and was unable to get any audio. I played about with it for a bit but then uninstalled and reinstalled I.6.48576 which works perfectly.
Anyone else had the same problem?

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5 weeks 1 day ago Wikipedia, But With A Modern Interface zdub

Thanks for this. The Contents implementation on WikiWand is FAR superior to that of Wikipedia.

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5 weeks 1 day ago Optimizing qBittorrent For Speed bluesjunior

When doing the port forwarding tutorial as shown above in the two links, when using a VPN which Local Area Connection info do I install is it the info in Local area connection 1 my Home Network or LAC2 my VPN into the setting up a static IP address?.

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5 weeks 1 day ago Best Free Media Player George.J

Yup seems to be true. Probably the team has to work better with English version setup.

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5 weeks 1 day ago Best Free Digital Image Editor Remah

This article is being updated over the next few days. The first new product has been added: Chasys Draw IES (Image Editing Suite) is worth a look.

Remah - new Editor

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5 weeks 1 day ago Best Free Music Player and Organizer George.J

I think your system is pretty much messed up. MusicBee being slow, VLC crashing, PotPlayer being slow...

Been using codec packs?

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5 weeks 1 day ago Best Free Music Player and Organizer not recognized

Music Bee was for me interminably slow and heavy. Doum PotPlayer the same. Foobar I don't have enough scipt skills or inclination to learn about that. Jaangle is very buggy and doesn't support playlists, which wouldn't be such a problem except that desired tracks are not easy to find because there aren't good filters for the columns. VLC crashed all the time. iTunes does bugger all; is virtually crippleware if you don't use teh bonjour service or patronise their damned shop.

The only media player I'll ever want, or at least that's done the job best by a country league up 'til now, is [commercial software edited out] which I can't have because you have to have their soundcard to use it, so it's far from free. It did everything I needed [rip, query files, burn, search/filter beautifully]

Maybe I'll give MusicBee another go and see if something in particular is causing it to be so cumbersome and resource-hungry.
Or maybe MediaMonkey.

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5 weeks 1 day ago How to Report Malware or False Positives to Multiple Antivirus Vendors WZehntner

My false positive sample was detected when I uploaded it to virustotal.
I then submitted it 3 times to virus_research@mcafee.com (leaving at least 7 days interval). My file was never whitelisted there.
The new email adress virus_research_gateway@avertlabs.com works better for samples that are flagged as McAfee-GW-Edition.
If you are interested I can provide the report-links from virustotal.

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5 weeks 1 day ago How to Report Malware or False Positives to Multiple Antivirus Vendors Chiron

From what I can tell from the link either email address should work. Did you find that the file was never detected when you used virus_research@mcafee.com, even after a week or so?

Also, did you find that if the file was submitted to virus_research_gateway@avertlabs.com it was actually added to the database faster? What were your findings when you tried it?

Thanks.

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5 weeks 1 day ago Wikipedia, But With A Modern Interface bernardz

The wikipedia has ads.

There are many style sheets, one might work for you. On my notepad, I use this style sheet

https://userstyles.org/styles/95855/wikipedia-simplified

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5 weeks 1 day ago Wikipedia, But With A Modern Interface West Swan

Hello,

Firstly, thank you for this find which will be of use to many people I am sure.

I also think many people (including myself) will prefer the regular style without all the eye candy stuff.

But then again I kicked up a stink when the free fastmail service got taken over by Opera and they tried to 'modernise' the look and feel.

We won. They reverted back to having a 'classic' interface option.

Cheers,

An old bloke who thinks if it aint broke then don't fix it :-)

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5 weeks 2 days ago Best Free Media Player Anupam

Update check for PotPlayer does not seem to be working. I have set the option for PotPlayer to "always" check for updates, and I have seen it work before, but since last 2-3 versions, it hasn't been working.

Even the manual "Check for Updates" button does not work. Even when a new version is available, like the latest one, the "Check for Updates" button showed that no updates were available.

The site showed the update in changelog though.. I downloaded the setup and installed the latest version.

Another problem is that in the installation too, it's not shown which version you are installing. Only after installation, if you look in the "About" section, you know which version it is.

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5 weeks 2 days ago Best Free Tune-up Program For Computer TonyH

Hi Re GLARY, your comment says "This program also adds a lot to the startup process, so I recommend adjusting the options in the settings menu". Sorry, what do you mean?

Is that adds time, complexity, needless options, or handy resources? And what options?

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5 weeks 2 days ago Wikipedia, But With A Modern Interface eikelein

bernard,

If you see ANY ads in your web browser then your browser is not set up safely in the first place or maybe even you use the wrong browser to begin with. But that may be besides the point.

Wikipedia and techsupportalert have worked for me as they are. I will give the add-on a try to see if it really adds informational value and/or enhances ease of use. But that will take time to tell...

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@zdub

I get what you're saying, but if said person can't make a back-up & keep it safe locally-- the odds are worse them doing it via cloud.

In fact, having worked with a LOT of people, various ages, I can tell you truthfully that even automated backups (not even speaking of cloud & that extra level of complexity for most non-techies) are beyond them. I've gone to many, many places to find the "backups" they thought were happening-- well, weren't. I spend a lot of time being incredulous- lol.

So, I record their screen & do a video of an easy backup routine: it's open explorer, plug in external drive, see which drive letter it is (which already has folder we made for year + subs for each month). Go to their user folder, copy the folders they want, paste them into the correct month's folder on the external drive. Unplug drive. Done.

If they have two external drives (which I encourage) copy the backed up folder from one HDD to the other & then unplug both. After three months, you can delete the oldest if you wish to save space- but most of the people only bother backing up photos & documents so not much space is taken. I know you can do incremental- but doing it this way saves them from having to deal with the dialogue boxes which would pop up RE: duplicates & overwriting. Each backup is whole & uncompressed. I do advise they keep a 3rd external HDD offsite- with a friend or relative nearby. That covers fire.

Obviously, there are exceptions to this method-- as well as 100+ ways to do things. All I can say is that this way is well-received because it "makes sense" to the majority. Having the little video to refer to helps, as well.

Cheers

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In my opinion:

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http://www.gutenberg.org

The best site for interactive books
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5 weeks 2 days ago CryptoLocker Encryption Cracked. How To Get Your Files Back. mrmontgom

OK. Here comes my conspiracy theory. The 'authorities' have the keys to unlock your files? How convenient is that????

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5 weeks 2 days ago CryptoLocker Encryption Cracked. How To Get Your Files Back. zdub

If your backup drive is sitting next to your computer it is sufficient if the primary computer HD crashes or has an unrecoverable virus. But it certainly ain't good enough for disasters such as fires. External backups are fine if combined with an offsite plan, but most people don't do this. That's one major advantage of cloud backup

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No reason for any red face, Vic. Sorry to have lumbered you with extra work!

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