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Free Online Physics Games 1 month 2 weeks ago abdelhak

awesome games check them out here http://uronlinegames.com/sports/

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How I Grabbed And Stitched Myself A Huge Map 1 month 2 weeks ago ljbartel

Yes, a wonderful, useful idea. Now if I could figure out how to set Google Maps for full screen without the zoom, pan and tilt toolbars then I could just capture full screens with alt>print screen.

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How I Grabbed And Stitched Myself A Huge Map 1 month 2 weeks ago greyman

A wonderful, interesting and totally useful idea, and some great offerings. Thank you Rob.Schifreen!

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Best Free Software for Linux 1 month 2 weeks ago Panzer

Gyazo:

https://gyazo.com/

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Best Free Duplicate File Remover 1 month 2 weeks ago Evely456

The functions of free duplicate remover are limited. Maybe you can try some paid duplicate finder. What they can do is more free duplicate remover. I found an useful article to sahre the best duplicate finder for Mac. This article introduced three duplicate finder for Mac and compared the advantages and disadvantages of them. You can read this article. By the way, it also show users the detailed steps of finding duplicate file and removing it.

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Great Free Program Backs Up Your Gmail To Your PC 1 month 2 weeks ago Phylis Sophical

Apparently it can restore to Gmail. Watch the video on their web site. I haven't tried it but I'm anxious to here from anyone who has. Are they associated with Google? There's no 'About' on the web site.

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Great Free Program Backs Up Your Gmail To Your PC 1 month 2 weeks ago bernardz

I have not tried this one but I did try a similar one. The problems I had was it took ages to backup my gmail accounts and it kept bombing out. With cloud base it is more set and forget.

 

 

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Great Free Program Backs Up Your Gmail To Your PC 1 month 2 weeks ago Realist

Can it restore the backup back to GMail?

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Some Free Browser-Based & Online Proofreading Tools 1 month 2 weeks ago CASD

I found a nice one today..
http://grammark.org/

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The World's Best Collection Of Free Culture And Education Resources 1 month 2 weeks ago stephenvaile

Thanks for the dissemination of "intelligent, meaningful" content.

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How to Make Your PC Safer by Uninstalling Flash Player 1 month 2 weeks ago bernardz

I uninstalled flash, then found I needed to install it so I reinstalled it. Now after reading this article I again uninstalled flash

http://blogs.wsj.com/digits/2015/07/14/google-mozilla-disable-flash-over...

I will see how I go.

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Best Free Audio-Video Format Conversion Program 1 month 2 weeks ago Anupam

Already suggested in comments below.

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Best Free Calculator 1 month 2 weeks ago Panzer

"... Kalkules is an universal scientific freeware calculator with an amount of nontraditional functions, which can be used particularly by high school or university students ...:"
http://www.kalkules.com/index.php

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Best Free Audio-Video Format Conversion Program 1 month 2 weeks ago Panzer

Video to Video converter is a software for converting between various video and audio formats:

http://www.videotovideo.org/

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Best Free PC Games 1 month 2 weeks ago Panzer

Zuma's revenge:

https://www.origin.com/en-ie/store/free-games/on-the-house

 

Super Mario War:

http://games.softpedia.com/get/Freeware-Games/Super-Mario-War.shtml

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Best Free Folder Synchronization Utility 1 month 2 weeks ago Panzer

"... WinDataReflector is a lightweight file synchronization and backup tool that wraps up fast file comparison and transfer algorithms into a simple and clear interface that offers you visual comparison of files and folders before synchronizing and backing them up and support for two way synchronization with fully customizable rules ...":

http://veridium.net/windatareflector/

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Best Free PC Games 1 month 2 weeks ago Panzer

"... Heroes of the Storm is a raucous online team brawler starring your favorite Blizzard characters. Build and customize heroes from across every Blizzard universe to suit your play style. Team up with your friends and engage in fast-paced mayhem across varied battlegrounds that impact strategy and change the way you play the game ...":

http://us.battle.net/heroes/en/

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Browse 210,000 Works Of Art Online For Free 1 month 2 weeks ago beergas

Be nice if they got their js & ks together. Tough enough being an artist in this world as it is so why mess up the best.
Cool deal though.

"One of the latest to embrace the digital age is the Rikjsmuseum in the Netherlands,?

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Best Free Audio Editing Software 1 month 2 weeks ago abm22

Many thanks for the quick reply. I've downloaded the program and it's exactly what I've been looking for. It's easy to use as well. As a software junkie, Gizmo's is marvellous. I always read the links every day and there is always a relevant and helpful article. Keep up the good work.

All the best,

Alex

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Browse 210,000 Works Of Art Online For Free 1 month 2 weeks ago Quetzalcoatl

Also a few suggestions :

Museo Del Prado (Madrid, Spain)
https://www.museodelprado.es/en/the-collection/

Musée D'Orsay
http://www.musee-orsay.fr/en/home.html

Musée Du Louvre
http://www.louvre.fr/en/homepage

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Best Free DVD Ripper 1 month 2 weeks ago Chris Alderson

Looking through the topic, i noticed that the author mentioned a pressing question for me... that's why I'd like to share one great (in my opinion) product called WALTR. I know that a lot of people now are facing the problem of importing media to idevices.. And I've found out WALTR to be probably the best solution. I used Converter ultimate, Handbrake.. But yeah.. as the author said Handbrake has "a slow speed in transcoding" That's true!.. As for Converter Ultimate, it doesn't support AVI files:( There are always troubles with the avi, mkv, flac formats. I managed to add avi from Windows to iPad only using WALTR app. It's fast and efficient!.. I'd recommend!! Think, it will help you too:)

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Best Free Audio Editing Software 1 month 2 weeks ago MidnightCowboy Hi Alex. There is a problem with their download link. We have now changed this to the Softpedia source which is working fine. MC - Site Manager. view
How to Make Your PC Safer by Uninstalling Flash Player 1 month 2 weeks ago budchekov

Mozilla have had a project called Shumway for years, rather than instigating a 'Manhattan Project' to get it up and running it appears to be the realm of a couple of bong hitting geeks in a basement,
Had Brendan Eich not been 'set up' it was likely to have been a priority.

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How to Make Your PC Safer by Uninstalling Flash Player 1 month 2 weeks ago eikelein

@JimConsidine:

Jim, If the baker does not stir the ingredients or sets the temp of the oven too high or the power or gas supply fail he won't have cake.

We all accept that people need driver's ed and then experience on the road to become tolerable drivers.

Computers and their software are MUCH more complex than cars and traffic and MUCH more dynamic. But nobody wants to learn the basics. Result? You have a problem.

The problems that users have and add to the mix is that often they don't even know how to update FlashPlayer, browser, you name it! Another part of the problem is that Flash Player is based on age old designs.

AND way too many web sites don't want to spend the money to convert their pages and their content to HTML5.

I bet my sweet hinders that HTML5 will have it's own can of worms; it's only a question of time!

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How to Make Your PC Safer by Uninstalling Flash Player 1 month 2 weeks ago crosseyedlemon

Someone left the cake out in the rain
I don't think that I can take it
Cuz it took so long to bake it
And I'll never have that recipe again
....Oh NOOOOO!

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Speed Up Your Hearing 1 month 2 weeks ago virginiajim

Added one new podcast source, Twooting.com.

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How to Make Your PC Safer by Uninstalling Flash Player 1 month 2 weeks ago v.laurie

If you need to use sites with Flash, then you might want to use a browser that has a plug-in or extension that lets you selectively enable and disable Flash. For example, NoScript for Firefox will let you block Flash except for the specific sites you want to use. There are also a number of general security suggestions in this article that are worth looking at. Also, be sure to update your Flash player every time Adobe releases another security patch.

Added later: Flashblock is another Firefox add-on. 

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Best Free Audio Editing Software 1 month 2 weeks ago abm22

Hi,

I've tried to download Kristal Audio Engine without success. Every time I try to access the download, the page won't load. Anyone know of a way round this as I would like to try this program.. Thanks in advance

Alex

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How to Make Your PC Safer by Uninstalling Flash Player 1 month 2 weeks ago glennbaugh

I only use a Windows 7 laptop. I'd like to be more secure and eliminate Flash, but the web is still eaten up with it. I'm a decent PC user but am certainly not at any geek or expert level. With Flash eliminated, much of the web content is eliminated. If there is a decent alternative I would love to know about it and welcome any suggestions you have.

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How to Make Your PC Safer by Uninstalling Flash Player 1 month 2 weeks ago KetchupKid

All desktop - no mobile. I am trying the Firefox "Ask to Activate" for Shockwave Flash for awhile to see what happens.

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How to Make Your PC Safer by Uninstalling Flash Player 1 month 2 weeks ago v.laurie Usage patterns vary. I know many people who almost never need Flash. Your figure of 60% Flash reflects your particular interests. Also, anyone who uses mobile platforms will see far less Flash. Almost any web site that is designed these days is using HTML5. It is the current standard. view
How to Make Your PC Safer by Uninstalling Flash Player 1 month 2 weeks ago KetchupKid

While the information is good, it is very premature. HTML5 is the way to go, but I would estimate 60% of the sites I visit require Flash. I hope that dwindles quickly so we can dump the annoying Flash - but not now.

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How to Make Your PC Safer by Uninstalling Flash Player 1 month 2 weeks ago v.laurie

Several of the comments ask questions about HTML5. HTML5 is the current standard markup language for web sites. Among other improvements, it contains support for multimedia. All modern browsers support it although Internet Explorer is not fully compliant. That means, for example, that video can be displayed seamlessly on web pages without any need for plug-ins or special APIs. The browser does the work of display. The PC user does not have to install anything extra. Many sites, including YouTube, are using HTML5. For more information, there is a Wikipedia article here:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HTML5

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How to Make Your PC Safer by Uninstalling Flash Player 1 month 2 weeks ago v.laurie The article is clear that removing or keeping Flash is up to the individual user. It says, "It is time to assess whether you should keep it." If you need it, that's your choice. It's clear that systems without Flash are more secure and the article gives ways to uninstall Flash for those PC owners who decide that they do not need Flash. If you want to keep Flash, that's your decision. view
How to Make Your PC Safer by Uninstalling Flash Player 1 month 2 weeks ago JimConsidine

Two months ago, I followed instructions to remove Flash based on the recommendations from another website informing the world of it's vulnerabilities. They claimed at the time that the consumer really does not need Flash in today's environment. I followed their advice and found myself driven to distraction trying to find a suitable way to ingest information that is only viewed or heard with Flash.I finally gave up and reinstalled Flash.
I find your warning to be at least as disturbing as the first (whose name escapes me). First - what is the downside of using Flash? Please don't tell me that lions, tigers and bears are going to get me (on my). Second - What is the alternative to Flash? HTML5 ... what, where, and who is that? Is it on Google Chrome. i recently found another confusing article about Chrome not being able to play some items until they release a new version ... It's all gobbledygook for the average consumer trying to stay abreast.
Make is simple ... just like a cake recipe. Do X, Y., and Z and you get a cake.

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How to Make Your PC Safer by Uninstalling Flash Player 1 month 2 weeks ago howiem

Re HTML5, browsers can be tested for how well they support HTML5 at https://html5test.com/
Firefox 39 only got 467 out of 555 points
IE11 only got 341 out of 555 points
Pale Moon 25.5 got 412 out of 555 points
Chrome with a SCORE OF 526 AND Opera with 519 top the desktop browsers.
The test also has results for mobile and tablet browsers as well as for gaming and other functions

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How to Make Your PC Safer by Uninstalling Flash Player 1 month 2 weeks ago howiem

MikeR 's points are right on. In addition flash seems to be a major culprit in causing Firefox crashes, and the plug-in lingers when FF is closed down.

Firefox crashes are less frequent if Flash is prevented from automatically running. In Firefox (39), go to Tools | Add-ons and click Plugins on the left. Then you can set programs like Flash to ask before you allow them to run. Some sites, like the Internet Archives offer the alternative of flash or HTML5, but as posters above have noted, there are still too many sites using flash to uninstall it, excerpt for people who only read information.

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How to Make Your PC Safer by Uninstalling Flash Player 1 month 2 weeks ago eikelein

+1

I second that request!

Although I know that we would have to change a huge number of web sites. Radio stations, TV stations, news sites and likely thousands others REQUIRE it - or the user can not listen to or watch anything...

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How to Make Your PC Safer by Uninstalling Flash Player 1 month 2 weeks ago eikelein

Yes, it's a pain.

But IMHO to quite some extent because the hare brained update process seems to be too much or too intimidating, for many of my customers at least. I can't count how often I got called to update Adobe Flash.

And then, this a good example that Adobe's monopoly on Flash is not good for anybody: It rattles Adobe's reputation, it annoys users and, and...

But living without Flash? Not for my customers!

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How to Make Your PC Safer by Uninstalling Flash Player 1 month 2 weeks ago MikeR

Agreed. Adobe Flash is a pain and a threat but at the moment there are far, far too many web sites which still use it, including several of my online shopping accounts and even one relating to personal finance. Firefox is a frequent irritation -- albeit for the best possible reasons -- in blocking Flash and saying it's out of date, whilst Adobe is really cheap in attempting to flog extra software from McAfee which isn't needed (seriously, is Adobe that short of money that it needs to resort to such hucksterism?) I have no love for Adobe nor of Flash but until the websites I depend upon stop using Flash then for me at any rate it's still too premature to uninstall, much as I'd dearly like to.

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How to Make Your PC Safer by Uninstalling Flash Player 1 month 2 weeks ago danielson

A list of viable alternatives would be helpful.

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How to Make Your PC Safer by Uninstalling Flash Player 1 month 2 weeks ago Geert

Uninstall?
And no longer being able to listen to Deezer?
No, thanks.

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How to Make Your PC Safer by Uninstalling Flash Player 1 month 2 weeks ago crosseyedlemon

I have pretty much given up trying to get flash to work properly with Firefox (although IE still seems functional with it). An article about the HTML 5 format might be a good idea as there may be others besides myself who would like to know more about it.

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How to Make Your PC Safer by Uninstalling Flash Player 1 month 2 weeks ago nowayman

Thank you for posting about such a burning issue.
Flash is horrible, but some sites still require it. Uninstalling Flash is a bit of an overkill at the moment. I'd say it's better to prevent it from autorunning and launch it manually by clicking on the elements that require it.

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Best Free PDF Writer Software 1 month 2 weeks ago Sanpo

If you are looking for printer - you can use PDF-XChange Lite /or Standard. Viewer (and Editor) is not printer

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Speed Up Your Hearing 1 month 2 weeks ago virginiajim

Added 16 more podcast sources and adjusted upwards the number of podcasts to 7000, from 6500, available from a link in the narrative.

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A Free Password Manager that's Just as Good as Roboform 1 month 2 weeks ago greyman

Last Pass has been wonderful to use, since I figured it out. The information that you enter does not come from the cloud, it is generated on your computer. One could tweak how many hashes the passwords used, some time ago, but I don't know if that is still the case.

LastPass is great. it is Free, and, for free, it is a super good deal!

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Keep Track Of How Much Time You Spend At Your PC 1 month 2 weeks ago jim8161

I prefer toggl : http://www.toggl.com/, Web based or desktop. Pretty flexible and customisable, Reasonable built in reports. Basic version (which satisfies all my needs) is free.

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Best Free Software for Linux 1 month 2 weeks ago Panzer

"... Oh-My-Zsh is an open source, community-driven framework for managing your ZSH configuration ...":

http://ohmyz.sh/

 

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Best Free Online Applications and Services 1 month 2 weeks ago Jojo Yee Thanks HmS-PA for pointing out. "TOMA - Internet TV" is now removed from the list as it's a browser-based version of JLC's internet TV viewer and the latter is no more maintained. view
Best Free Online Applications and Services 1 month 2 weeks ago nowayman

Tried to like Flipboard multiple times, but always failed. Guess it doesn't work for everyone.

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The Easy Way To Experiment With Colour Schemes 1 month 2 weeks ago nowayman

Wow! This is very unusual palette tool.

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Best Free Web-Based Image Editor 1 month 2 weeks ago katiegray

There are a lot of free web based image editor tools today. I would like to suggest this helpful list below:
http://www.picmonkey.com
http://www.befunky.com
http://https://pixlr.com
http://www.proweb365.com
https://www.pizap.com
http://www.websitebuilderexpert.com
http://www.fotor.com/

all these tools is free, and easy to use.

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Browse 210,000 Works Of Art Online For Free 1 month 2 weeks ago pvilan

Thanks Rob for this link to an excelent web site!

Regards, Peter.

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Best Free Drive Cloning Software 1 month 2 weeks ago AndyR

I could only provide a link here that was to the original source not a 3rd party so to speak... having to register in order to try a product you don't know if your going to like or even use will deter people, if it was a much needed driver for your system then that is a different matter because it would be something you would need and be left without an option hypothetically.

Thank you for the comparison on the imaging times, time is always a factor for consideration however in my opinion if you know for a fact the software you are using is 100% reliable even if it takes 6x longer than anything else it would be worth the extra time just for peace of mind. Veeam does seem to be very slow though in comparison to the others and also when you consider you can do a 3 pass low level format on a 500gb HDD in around 4 hours.

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Keep Track Of How Much Time You Spend At Your PC 1 month 2 weeks ago bernardz

crosseyedlemon: Its one of those programs that depending upon your requirements will be either a direct hit or a total miss.  Having said that if someone has this sort of requirement, I doubt  that Networx is much of an alternative.

I agree with you too that the desktop requirement is a big problem; many people now bring their laptop to work and use that. The other problem is what about people like me that tend to set up and run our big SEO and data mining jobs at night after hours.

The other issue is if I am at home, and I have to do  work; I tend to do it, read news sites and play chess all together and sometimes my kid can be on the other screen of my computer watching a movie. That is why at home I use TimeTracker.

 

 

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Best Free Online Applications and Services 1 month 2 weeks ago HmS-PA

The TOMA - free internet TV link has a REALLY scary warning pop up. Just hope I didn't get zinged. I exited the site without clicking on anything.

First time in a long time that I got into one of those areas.

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How to Check an Internet Link without Actually Clicking It 1 month 2 weeks ago budchekov

"Let me close my discussion"

No one's stopping you....But of course you'll be back. ;)

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How to Check an Internet Link without Actually Clicking It 1 month 2 weeks ago bernardz

Do you not see the irony MidnightCowboy when you criticise people for being anonymous? There are over four hundreds of these so-called  trolls basically saying that WOT is no good and/or a scam.  M if you read more you will find some you like better.

Anyway, I have said my piece and you yours so lets move on.


Let me close my discussion by asking anyone who intends to use WOT give it a fair test like I did.

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Browse 210,000 Works Of Art Online For Free 1 month 2 weeks ago crosseyedlemon

Hopefully making collections available online will draw more visits to these museums. The museums generous enough to adopt this approach should at the very least receive some kind of financial support from their government.

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How to Check an Internet Link without Actually Clicking It 1 month 3 weeks ago bernardz

Correct I should not have had too for the point you stated. I only did it to show again that WOT despite WOT's claims can and does manipulate people reputations.

 

 

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Best Free Drive Cloning Software 1 month 3 weeks ago BrollyLSSJ

I got it from the German Chip Magazine website. They are hosting it themselves. Though I don't think registering for them to download the product is not that bad.

Though for my QuadCore (about 450GB of Data) it takes way longer than Acronis / Seagate DiscWizard to backup. It has been running for an hour now and only backupped like 62GB. With Acronis the whole backup takes about 2 hours (+- some Minutes). I am using old HDDs though. On a laptop with an SSD both Seagate Disc Wizard and Veeam are on paar (Veeam takes about 1 or 2 Minutes longer to back the data up).

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How to Check an Internet Link without Actually Clicking It 1 month 3 weeks ago beergas

Chrome has Avira at store. Puts a tiny green or red bar just below address bar to indicate safety of site. Accurate. Just be sure to uncheck the default slider that will pop up Offers for Avira deals now then. Haven't really hit any red sites yet but I actually forget thing is even there. Wish had it for IE11 so stuck with AdBlock for it.

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The Easy Way To Experiment With Colour Schemes 1 month 3 weeks ago magherafelt1943

Great selection of free sites. The new homepage is more attractive and easier on the eye. 10/10

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How to Check an Internet Link without Actually Clicking It 1 month 3 weeks ago MidnightCowboy

The negative comments referred to are mostly and obviously from (of course) anonymous trolls such as this one.
"A cheap website just intended to harvest user data and blackmail innocent bloggers. A company who never displays its on contact details.. Guess Why??? Because they are CRIMINALS... ". Seriously, folks must have some sort of deficiency to ever attach credence to this type of post.
Where you can tie a comment to a "real" source, such as this one.
"Put me out of business Rated
by Thomas Prendergast on July 2, 2015 · permalink · translate
In used to own Veretekk, a free marketing automated social network for people that could not afford to pay for autoresponders, web hosting, webinar rooms, etc. Even with 100s of positive reviews, Superman and his cadre of buddies destroyed our reputation, business dropped, and I lost the company from financial ruin after 20 years of running it. 1000s of people that depended on Veretekk lost there accounts as well. I made a Youtube recording about the attacks too and they managed to get one of those videos terminated and laughed and high fived over at the MyWot forum over their success."
Just a little research throws up this:
http://www.scam.com/showthread.php?11365-Inetekk-AKA-Veretekk&s=f734da30...
It is no wonder WOT users rated down such a service, and IMO the world is better off without it.:) MC - Site Manager.

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How to Check an Internet Link without Actually Clicking It 1 month 3 weeks ago budchekov

That's the second time you've posted that Political link on a Tech forum..I Imagine we all saw it the first..

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How to Check an Internet Link without Actually Clicking It 1 month 3 weeks ago Lee Wilkerson

I have been using WOT for several years with very good success. Although it sometimes displays a cautionary warning on websites I know to be okay, I trust it very much.Kudos to WOT.
~/Lee the Geek

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How to Check an Internet Link without Actually Clicking It 1 month 3 weeks ago grimbles

Nice little debate. As with most of these types of discussions, the truth probably lies somewhere in the middle. Over the years I've come across many negative site ratings by WOT that appear to be totally unsubstantiated and unjustified. As Midnight Cowboy has already pointed out, WOT's ratings are to be taken as a guideline only, common sense also needs to be part of the equation.

That said, I recommend WOT to all my clients simply because they are safer with it than without. It's the only site rating service I am aware of that, when the user clicks on a link, intercepts the connection to a potentially bad site with a prompt, which can only be a good thing.

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How to Check an Internet Link without Actually Clicking It 1 month 3 weeks ago bernardz

Those are teh sites, I go to mostly. I found WOT on their ratings on these sites misleading. Sites listed in red were fine and green sites were bad. It was more trouble then its worth.

If you intend to use it, I suggest you read the comments here.

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/wot-safe-browsing-tool/

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How to Check an Internet Link without Actually Clicking It 1 month 3 weeks ago KetchupKid

Amen to that!

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How to Tell If A Website Is Dangerous 1 month 3 weeks ago KetchupKid

Just an FYI about the Comodo URL checker. It says: "This free service will scan only a single page at a time." Not a big deal, it is still worthy of having it check the actual page you would potentially enter.

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How to Check an Internet Link without Actually Clicking It 1 month 3 weeks ago focu25

malwarebytes anti exploit, is also good

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How to Check an Internet Link without Actually Clicking It 1 month 3 weeks ago bernardz

I never said that the ratings were motived by people trying to rate down their competitors.

It certainly however as the example I quoted shows that they do manipulate reputations.

Read the discussion here

https://www.mywot.com/en/scorecard/www.debbieschlussel.com

But please read my comments on their business model.

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How to Check an Internet Link without Actually Clicking It 1 month 3 weeks ago Anupam

Will say it again... we are only concerned with sites related to software, and other such technical material, and for this purpose, WOT works really well.. is easy to use, and is light on browser.. as compared to other similar extensions.

How WOT ratings can be manipulated for other non-technical sites is not our concern. Let's not drag this on please.

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Keep Track Of How Much Time You Spend At Your PC 1 month 3 weeks ago crosseyedlemon

This tool only works with desktop PCs and won't be of much use if an irregular schedule is the norm. I think Networx offers a monitoring tool that would probably be of more value to most computer users.

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How to Check an Internet Link without Actually Clicking It 1 month 3 weeks ago MidnightCowboy

This is yet another assumed state that is totally wrong. As has been said many times before, WOT, or any other ratings service is not infallible but their internal process does provide the most accurate data possible from that submitted. I would recommend users read their FAQ before jumping to conclusions, including.
"When someone first hears about the concept behind WOT, their first objection is that someone could easily spam the system with tons of ratings and rate down their competitors or otherwise manipulate reputations, but that's not true. In order to keep ratings more reliable, the system tracks each user's rating behavior before deciding how much it trusts the user. WOT applies sophisticated algorithms to detect and eliminate any manipulation of reputation".
https://www.mywot.com/en/faq/website/rating-websites
There is also a Help Centre for site owners.
https://www.mywot.com/en/faq/site-owners-support/reputation
MC - Site Manager.

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How to Check an Internet Link without Actually Clicking It 1 month 3 weeks ago bernardz

Its not politics and its certainly not mine. WOT do not care which sites they falsely label as bad left, right or whatever what these bad ratings do is drive their business model which is to sell their MyWot "seal of trust". In this they are very successful.

 

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How to Check an Internet Link without Actually Clicking It 1 month 3 weeks ago budchekov

Why don't you take your politics elsewhere, plenty of other places for Left and Right wing nuts to sling mud at each other.
@ Nice job getting the link in. Where do you get your daily talking points and assignments from....Sigh.

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Best Free Radio Broadcasting for Android 1 month 3 weeks ago jim7fl

What is really great about Tunein is that it is also available for Linux, Windows, and Mac in VLC. I never knew that until I was searching Tunein info for android and found some links to setting it up. It runs under VLC as an add-on or plug-in. In some of the links specifically for Linux, you will find info about copying the downloaded files into a hidden folder in your home folder, (.local/share/vlc etc...) this is NOT correct. The files are the same for all distributions of Linux, but different distros store the file in other location. the primary on being, ( /usr/lib/vlc/lua/sd and the same base with playlist for the playlist folder items. Everything worked very well and I am currently listening to local radio talk shows as I write.

Here's a link to the tunein radio discovery script but remember to read the comments below which is what I had to do after following the authors instructions which may have worked fine for him, but not my particular installation.

https://forum.videolan.org/viewtopic.php?t=103587

Best Regards,

Jim Smith on the banks of the Suwannee River Down here in North Florida.

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Edit PDF Files For Free In Your Browser 1 month 3 weeks ago KrankyMax

Ok will give it another try.

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Edit PDF Files For Free In Your Browser 1 month 3 weeks ago lesam

Sorry about last comment, just put glasses on and brain in gear and found the rest of the sentence.

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Edit PDF Files For Free In Your Browser 1 month 3 weeks ago lesam

" The only caveat is that you are best not to upload " Why is it so??
Seems not to be a problem.

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Tips and Tricks for Ubuntu after Installation [Ubuntu 14.04 - 15.04] 1 month 3 weeks ago dvhirst

Note; this list seems focused on the desktop version of Ubuntu 14.04; a server focused list of the same sort would be helpful, as well.

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Tips and Tricks for Linux Mint after Installation [Mint 17 to 17.2 - Cinnamon Edition] 1 month 3 weeks ago jim7fl

Over a year later, I cannot resist. This is an excellently written clear and concise set of easily understood instructions which make the arcane and esoteric understandable to us common folks. :)

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Tips and Tricks for Linux Mint after Installation [Mint 17 to 17.2 - Cinnamon Edition] 1 month 3 weeks ago jim7fl

my personal favorite when i'm in the terminal is "sudo shutdown now" You had better be prepared after you enter the password, you will NOT get a chance to save any open files.... However it is a great command for when you have to leave right now and do not want to wait for suspend of hibernate before you head out the door.

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Tips and Tricks for Linux Mint after Installation [Mint 17 to 17.2 - Cinnamon Edition] 1 month 3 weeks ago jim7fl

Great consolidation of tips and tricks in a very concise but clear series of steps with suggestions. My only suggestion would be to yell at the mint designers/changers who change the menu choices regularly. For instance, the menu choice referred to often is "system settings", but that is nowhere to be found. it has been changed to "preferences". I like the change, but the tips need some editing to show the new choice names for the newcomers who cannot figure it out... :)

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How to Check an Internet Link without Actually Clicking It 1 month 3 weeks ago Anupam

Sorry, did not get you.

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How to Check an Internet Link without Actually Clicking It 1 month 3 weeks ago bernardz

What are you doing in the sites that have such advertisements if WOT  was so good, and you are using it?

 

 

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Best Free Program Uninstaller 1 month 3 weeks ago acz

Geek.exe works just fine for me over about the last two years. The current version is 1.3.3.46

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Best Free Non-Adobe PDF Reader 1 month 3 weeks ago Jojo Yee Thanks mehman for pointing out. This has now been corrected. view
Edit PDF Files For Free In Your Browser 1 month 3 weeks ago MidnightCowboy

Worked fine for me using Chrome, result below.
http://i.imgur.com/vqdSzIN.png
Best guesses - either you did not wait long enough for the service to load or you have a browser extension or security program interfering with the process. MC - Site Manager.

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Edit PDF Files For Free In Your Browser 1 month 3 weeks ago KrankyMax

I just tried editing a PDF file made by Chrome, and it turned up a blank page. So this won't work for me.

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Best Free Non-Adobe PDF Reader 1 month 3 weeks ago mehman

PDF Xchange Viewer has a native 64 bit version. so the line "32 bit but 64 bit compatible" is not correct.

I am personally using the 64 bit version on my laptop since the last few years.

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How to Check an Internet Link without Actually Clicking It 1 month 3 weeks ago Anupam

Did not get what you meant to say. You mean to say that mostly people with knowledge of computers visit here, or that mostly people with little knowledge?

We have found that many people visit the site who have little knowledge about computers. I personally was one of them. Even in my circle of family and friends, I have found them running browsers without an adblock extension, or without WOT. Result... they get infected by malware, by downloading stuff from a bad site.

For them, an adblock extension and WOT reduce the risk by a lot... a real lot. If they don't see ads, they won't click on it. Similarly, WOT is a great service... only tell them to visit green sites, and avoid the red and orange ones.

Apart from reviewing software, purpose of Gizmo's is also to educate people and make them more aware of their safety on the internet, or while downloading/installing software. WOT serves that purpose well.

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How to Check an Internet Link without Actually Clicking It 1 month 3 weeks ago bernardz

I think we can agree that many sites are wrongly rated red for reasons that have nothing to do security.

I dispute that the restriction flow of information whether it be for such reasons as ideological, religious or political viewpoints is of no concern here. I would like to believe all of us here strongly believe in free expression and flow of information, I certainly do. WOT will not help you save your bank account.

As far as phishing sites are concerned they are affected by WOT, they come and go so fast that WOT does not pick them up. I know as I was testing them a short time ago for a client.  A website is stolen, a phish is setup and a few days later is destroyed or stopped.

The other problem is that WOT is so slow in changing their ratings that a site has long since fixed the problem and its ancient history, but it still rates RED in WOT. Sites that are dangerous but have a previous good score takes a long time before a warning comes up.

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How to Check an Internet Link without Actually Clicking It 1 month 3 weeks ago bernardz

Much of this I have answered already Anupam but let me say few users that come here know little about computers.

 

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Best Free Media Player 1 month 3 weeks ago Anupam

PotPlayer seem to be releasing updates quite frequently now. The latest version is 5.6.55123 released yesterday, just after a week of last release. The new version has a slick look.

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Best Free Clipboard Replacement Utility 1 month 3 weeks ago Geert

No, I've never experienced that kind op CPU spikes with Ditto.

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How to Check an Internet Link without Actually Clicking It 1 month 3 weeks ago MidnightCowboy

Searching the web you will find "complaints" about everything from ObamaCare to whether Greece should remain in the Euro but as Anupam states below we are not concerned with ideological or political viewpoints. The WOT ratings of some religious websites are also targeted but we are not concerned with this either.

The fact remains I have never known anyone who had their bank account emptied or their identity stolen from entering a green rated site, but there is plenty of evidence of this happening with red rated sites. This is maybe an oversimplified example as there are always exceptions such as the 90 year old guy who smoked all his life and never went to a doctor but for the purposes of this site WOT remains one of the best tools users can employ for internet safety and we will continue with our policy of publishing green rated links only.

We may possibly make an exception for an orange rated link as per the terms of rule #17. MC - Site Manager.
http://www.techsupportalert.com/freeware-forum/announcements/3617-forum-...

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How to Check an Internet Link without Actually Clicking It 1 month 3 weeks ago Anupam

There might be quite a few cases of WOT abuse like the example you shared above. But, Gizmo's Freeware is about software, and our concern is how to keep users safe on the internet. For software based, or similar websites, or to just know if a website is harmful or not, in terms of spam, or malware... WOT comes as a really good service, and that's what matters for us. WOT is a really good indicator for this purpose.

For general users who know little about computers, WOT is a really good extension, to tell them in simple terms, to avoid the red and orange sites... so that they avoid the malware. Just search for a tool to remove some malware, and you will see red WOT sites turn up in the result... would people know about that without WOT? Without WOT, there would be no indication of sites at all. WOT is atleast an indicator.

This site is not concerned with political based websites, or the likes, and therefore, we are not concerned with WOT abuse in that matter. For the purpose of this site, WOT works well to keep the users safe, and that's what matters, and therefore, we will continue to recommend WOT to the users of this site.

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