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5 weeks 2 days ago The Best Free Screenshot Tool I Have Used Jaex

You mean Metro app? Then it works: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/14076298/ShareX/2014/09/SnZ5B7H7xb.png

Jaex (ShareX developer)

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5 weeks 2 days ago The Best Free Screenshot Tool I Have Used Jaex

Mainly default settings enough for majority of users, who want to just share screenshots using Imgur. So you can just press Ctrl + Printscreen and URL will be in your clipboard. And mainly you just need to change "After capture tasks" for be able to annotate image or disable uploading etc. I can't write full manual because my english not good enough. But if I'm online then you can quickly get support to any questions you have in IRC or you can use website contact form and mainly I answer them instantly if I'm online and available. I don't know what is ESP.

Jaex (ShareX developer)

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5 weeks 2 days ago Best Free Antivirus Software Chiron

As MidnightCowboy said, at this time it is not a good fit for this article. However, I will keep an eye on it and see if it continues to improve, including testing by independent testing agencies.

Thanks.

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5 weeks 2 days ago The Best Free Screenshot Tool I Have Used rtm332

Thank you, Jaex for developing such wonderful app. I've tried out screen recording and it works just perfect to replace the scrolling capture. Good job!

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5 weeks 2 days ago Best Free Download Manager Realist

I am never ever going to use Download Ninja.
First it's size was double that of FDM. 15 MB compared to 7 MB
Second it's a resource eating monster. It consumes 52 MB RAM while idle and 84 MB! while downloading.
I tried to create a new category but it saved the file in 'Programs' category on it's on.
Lousy software.

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5 weeks 2 days ago A New Release Of My Favourite FTP-Enabled Editor atomMan

PSPad has a major shortcoming in that it does not have a true column edit mode - this is a limitation of the edit control that is used

although i like PSPad for it simplicity and UI layout, it has not been the most stable editor in my experience, nor has RJ TextEd

for me, i'll stick with Notepad++ which uses the very capable and stable Scintilla edit control

also, most any capable code editor has an FTP client, whether it be native or through an extension

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5 weeks 2 days ago A New Release Of My Favourite FTP-Enabled Editor zdub

RJ TextEd has integrated FTP as well. I moved to this editor years ago when it surpassed PSPad in terms of features (tho' I don't know how it compares today.) Powerful, customizable, frequent updates for bug fixes (few, if any, these days) & enhancements, no bundling of unwanted junk.

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5 weeks 2 days ago Reclaim Some Of The Disk Space Which Windows Stole sharphawk

Not quite so!! Many, including me, use SSD for C drive to keep windows fast enough and SSD are expensive still while Windows is greedy in DISK space on C drive...

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5 weeks 2 days ago Do we really need Windows registry cleaners? Joe.G

Very informative article. Thanks

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5 weeks 2 days ago The Best Free Screenshot Tool I Have Used George.J

This has become common for any screenshot app these days, and ShareX does this well too :D

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5 weeks 2 days ago The Best Free Screenshot Tool I Have Used George.J

Thanks for your involvement in the article Jaex. I think the screenrecording feature in ShareX is useful enough for capturing scrolling screens.

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5 weeks 2 days ago The Best Free Screenshot Tool I Have Used Jaex

Sorry, I can't manage to add scrolling capture to ShareX. Because even if I add it, it would be unstable like majority of scroll capture apps. I use screen recording for such things because FFmpeg compressing it very good anyway.

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5 weeks 3 days ago Best Free Antivirus Software MidnightCowboy

Tiranium is an interesting project but is just a one man show with a small team of "helpers". We won't be featuring this here (or anything else like it) unless it develops a lot further and begins participating in recognized independent tests. MC - Site Manager.

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5 weeks 3 days ago How to Fix a Malware Infected Computer Remah

A major issue like this is best dealt with in our support forum.

It looks like your Windows install is corrupted. Two main causes of this are disk and memory problems both of which are easier to confirm than malware. Either would explain why a re-install hasn't rectified the problem. So can you confirm what you did:
- Did you do a reinstall or refresh of your Windows 8 system?
- Did you do any reformatting of the disk drive before reinstalling Windows?

See Best Free Memory Testing Utility and Best Free Hard Drive Health Monitoring and Diagnostic Programs for diagnostic tools.

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5 weeks 3 days ago Best Free Antivirus Software George.J

Take a look at Tiranium Internet Security. A splendid antivirus with firewall. Seems to be getting rave reviews..

Certain community video review tests
Review 1
Comparitive review 2
Review 3

If you aren't interested there's also a Cloud Scanner that you can work with your current antivirus and a KeyLogger provided by the developers

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5 weeks 3 days ago The Best Free Screenshot Tool I Have Used astral_cyborg

I prefer it more that PicPick. Keeping PicPick for auto-scrolling feature though.
Thanks for the info!

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5 weeks 3 days ago How to Fix a Malware Infected Computer Chiron

Please follow the advice I provide here and see if it does confirm that your computer is infected:
http://www.techsupportalert.com/content/how-know-if-your-computer-infect...

If it is not infected, and the advice in this article was not able to solve the BSOD issues, then I would advise creating a new topic in the Malwaretips forum I link to in this article, or in another forum. This sort of issue is best solved in a forum. The comment section is not a very good place to provide assistance of this sort.

Thanks.

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5 weeks 3 days ago How to Fix a Malware Infected Computer patty1wahm

Thank you for all these well detailed steps. They were easy to follow. Unfortunately I am still getting multiple BSOD per day and this is after re-installing windows 8 on my computer.
I contacted Microsoft tech support and the last person said I had some kind malware or virus on my computer and they could quickly remove it for 99$. Funny thing is, when I first re-installed windows 8 on my computer I did not get any BSOD. Until I started downloading all the updates for windows 8.
I am beyond frustrated because I've lost over a week of work at home time on this issue.

Some of the BSOD errors that have been happening since re-installing windows and all its updates:
SYSTEM_SERVICE_EXCEPTION (MULTIPLE TIMES)
KERNAL_SECURITY_(DIDN'T SEE THE REST)
KMODE_EXECEPTION_NOT_HANDLED
ATTEMPTED_EXECUTE_OF_NOEXECUTE_MEMORY
SYSTEM_THREAD_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED
KERNAL_DATA_ _ERROR 0X00021A
ADBUPDATE.EXE
SYSTEM_PTE_MISUSE
IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL

Long story short, does anyone have any knowledge of this so called virus or malware? CAn anyone point me in a direction to stop these BSOD issues?

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5 weeks 3 days ago The Best Free Screenshot Tool I Have Used br1anstorm

I reckon FastStone Capture is hard to beat. Earlier versions, but not the most recent, are free. It is lightweight, versatile and user-friendly, and there is a portable version. No adware or other unwelcome extras.

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5 weeks 3 days ago The Best Free Screenshot Tool I Have Used Halvit

I like MWSnap. It is a very small program and allows you to draw a rectangle around whatever you want to screen print. It was made for Win XP but it works fine for me in Win 7. It is Free at:
http://www.mirekw.com/

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5 weeks 3 days ago The Best Free Screenshot Tool I Have Used audit2

As usual there is very little info on how to use this "PROGRAM". I guess everyone has to be a nerd to
or use ESP!

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5 weeks 3 days ago Do we really need Windows registry cleaners? Remah

Brian
I removed the link because SuperAntiSpyware, which you use, has it listed as malware:
DELETER0.8.EXE Trojan.Agent/Gen-Chifrax.

Although the download link you recommended has a different MD5 hash I'd rather be safe than sorry. This site prefers not to have software recommended if it has not been "widely distributed" as that means it has avoided many checks to confirm its efficacy and safety on our systems.

Remah - Editor

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5 weeks 3 days ago Do we really need Windows registry cleaners? Remah

Thanks for the info. I am interested in your experience and that you've had no problems. We normally only hear about problems.

I don't know of anyone who does what you have done because running so many cleaners is quite extreme. That will always be an issue for our moderators who want to ensure the safety of users who may read this - as readers can see, they check every link and download. More so, when some of the software you recommend would not be recommended at this site because of issues that we have had with these products in the past.

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5 weeks 3 days ago The Best Free Screenshot Tool I Have Used oblivion

I like ScreenShotCaptor better -- maybe just because I've been using it for a few years, now, but it does most or all of this stuff, comes in a portable flavour too, and has terrific support from the nice guys at DonationCoder.

http://www.donationcoder.com/Software/Mouser/screenshotcaptor/index.html

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5 weeks 3 days ago The Best Free Screenshot Tool I Have Used Tomnov

does this or any other free screenshot tools work in the native Windows 8 full screen "app" environment?

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5 weeks 3 days ago The Best Free Screenshot Tool I Have Used beergas

Thanks looks quite useful. Saving the comments ones too.

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5 weeks 3 days ago The Best Free Screenshot Tool I Have Used rtm332

Can it capture scrolling screen which PicPic can do? I did not find it. thanks.

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5 weeks 3 days ago The Best Free Screenshot Tool I Have Used SwanKnight

I agree, ever since I started using "Greenshot" I never looked back.

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5 weeks 3 days ago How to Clean An Infected Computer Chiron

I agree with you. In the last section of this article I link to my article about How to Stay Safe While Online. In the first section of that article I do suggest making images of your hard-drive. In fact, I even suggest Macrium Reflect Free.

For others reading this comment, the article about the Best Free Drive Cloning Software can be found here:
https://www.techsupportalert.com/best-free-drive-imaging-program.htm

Thank you.

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5 weeks 3 days ago Best Free Software for Linux Panzer

Xiki - a shell console with GUI features:
http://xiki.org/
https://github.com/trogdoro/xiki

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5 weeks 4 days ago Do we really need Windows registry cleaners? bnjohanson

I totally misspoke and I apologize:

I did not mean to recommend Jet Clean and instead meant, "DiskMax" that can be acquired free of unwanted components at, " www.koshyjohn.com " and System Ninja can indeed be acquired FREE of unwanted components** via direct at, " http://singularlabs.com/software/system-ninja/ ".

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This only applies to the portable version. The install version at that link is still ad-supported with bundled components. See also our information page about OpenCandy.

VirusTotal analysis of DiskMax.exe

Open Candy: Controversial Advertising Program Now Being Embedded in More Software

MC - Site Manager
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~ B

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5 weeks 4 days ago Do we really need Windows registry cleaners? bnjohanson

Of course it is and I require my volunteer tech support people to read disclosures that read like an aspirin bottle as well. The last thing I would ever want are volunteer recommending anything including a place to have lunch.

...that doesn't make your "warning label" accurate however.

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5 weeks 4 days ago Do we really need Windows registry cleaners? bnjohanson

In response to my previous and specifically as it applies to my, " Deleter08" recommendation.

Good morning:

The Link to the executable for Deleter08 is, [Link removed - Remah, Editor] This software isn't widely distributed, was written by a private individual, and as suspicious as this may sound, is totally legitimate, free of virus/malware (per Virus Total [link added - Remah, Editor] as well and the "malicious" result by Sophos is inaccurate whereas the next 100 results confirm, "safe site"), etc. and works exactly as illustrated by the developer that can be found here:

​https://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20110527221110AAymLlT

Please let me know if you continue to have questions or concerns.

Thanks,

Brian J.

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5 weeks 4 days ago Best Free Software for Linux Panzer

PredictionIO is an open source machine learning server for software developers to create predictive features, such as personalization, recommendation and content discovery:
http://prediction.io/

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5 weeks 4 days ago How to Bring Back the Windows Experience Index to Windows 8.1 Jojo Yee

A good find Vic.

I also follow these two steps to get the scores in Windows 8.1:

1. Type winsat prepop in Command Prompt (Admin) to assess and save the scores in the XML files (under the folder C:\Windows\Performance\WinSAT\DataStore)
2. Type get-wmiobject -class win32_winsat in Windows PowerShell to retrieve the scores. The scores or the properties are explained here.

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5 weeks 4 days ago Do we really need Windows registry cleaners? bnjohanson

Through over 10-years of trial and error via a myriad of software, as I am sure many of you here have your own experience as well, I have found a totally full-proof method that has literally maintained my Windows 7 to operate as crisp as brand spanking new, day after day, going on 5-years now without a single OS refresh:

Daily just prior to Windows Shutdown I run the following:

1. [removed as unacceptable content]
2. CCleaner w/ CCEnhancer add-on,Registry Clean and Scan Clean;
3. System Ninja w/Registry module add-on, Registry Clean and Scan for Junk;
4. Jet Clean "Detailed" scan.

Once a week I run the following:

1. Spybot Free;
2. SUPERAntispyware Free;
3. Malwarebytes Free.

The aforementioned package contains no bs** spyware/adware, cleans everything to maintain maximum storage and keep the OS operating crisply, and locates and purges superfluous cookies, adware/spyware, trojans, etc.

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This statement is incorrect as both System Ninja and JetClean are bundled with unwanted components. See this page for more information:
What else have you just downloaded

MC - Site Manager
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Finally, despite my observations that the mainstream view is that cleaning the registry does nothing to override the supposed inherent risks, I have absolutely resolved that view as BS. Cleaning the registry per the aforementioned methods have totally contributed to keeping my OS running smooth, snappy, and like-new-crisp year-after-year-after-year.

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5 weeks 4 days ago Do we really need Windows registry cleaners? Remah

Registry cleaners certainly have that potential particularly the more aggressive ones. That's why we encourage users to pursue other options first and always have good backups.

See Best Free Registry Cleaner:
- Windows users do not usually need to use a registry cleaner.
- If your Windows system is running slow then there other things you should try first.
- Many actions can improve your systems performance ten to one hundred times more than registry cleaning.
- If you do use a registry cleaner then always have good backups.

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5 weeks 4 days ago How to Clean An Infected Computer PjDemmitt

Once you have a known clean system, download Macrium Reflect Free edition and install it. Create a bootable disk (ISO, CD or USB). Using Macrium, create a disk image of the partitions needed to boot your computer to another drive (external). Every month create a new image. Keep at least the last three images. If you ever need to re-image your system, just boot from the disk you created and restore your system from a known-good image no more than a month old. If you keep your data on a different partition and sync that to either OneDrive or similar, as well as another computer on your network (if you have one) or a NAS or external drive, you've always got up-to-date data.
I've left many of the explanatory details out. I think that there have been tutorials on using Macrium right here on the Gizmo's site.

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5 weeks 4 days ago Do we really need Windows registry cleaners? jhvance

CCleaner does a good job in cleaning out orphan registry entries left behind by programs that have been uninstalled without screwing up anything, but as always a user should carefully examine whatever it finds to delete before actually clicking the button to do so.

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5 weeks 4 days ago The Best Free Screenshot Tool I Have Used navmed

Awesome tool, thank you!

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5 weeks 4 days ago Control Two PCs From One Mouse With This Freebie From Microsoft Remah

The program allows you to prevent the mouse automatically sliding into the next display by checking "Disable Easy Mouse". But you can't disable the ability to move the mouse to any display while you hold the Ctrl key down. It's a useful feature but real annoying when you do text selection using the keyboard and inadvertantly bump the mouse which moves into the other display.

While editing documents on my tiny area of desk space I have to switch the mouse back about 5 times an hour which very quickly becomes tedious.

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5 weeks 4 days ago Do we really need Windows registry cleaners? Remah

Cool. :)

I nearly have my original Windows 7 install on what is now my test PC. Except that I've tested registry backup and restore tools. It would be interesting to know what proportion of Windows 7 installs are in similar condition.

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5 weeks 4 days ago Do we really need Windows registry cleaners? Deadbob

Never use them, but always like to run all these new fangled ideas
just for fun -- after of course doing a restore point first. Think
I'm still using the original registry from my first W7 pro install!!

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5 weeks 4 days ago The Best Free Screenshot Tool I Have Used Joe A.TT

I prefer to use Greenshot (which is actually incorporated into ShareX). YMMV, but I find ShareX is overkill.

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5 weeks 4 days ago Do we really need Windows registry cleaners? BearPup

I do volunteer tech support @ microsoft.com, and our universal recommendation on Registry cleaners: don't use them.The Registry they screw-up could well be your own.

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5 weeks 4 days ago The Best Free Screenshot Tool I Have Used George.J

Thank you. ShareX has all these features minus the adware that PicPick is bundled with :D

Additionally ShareX also allows you to take screenshots in various different shapes, and also performs background uploading of screenshots to your favorite hosting site after grabbing the screen.

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5 weeks 4 days ago The Best Free Screenshot Tool I Have Used Bluesmanuk

It looks a good tool with all of it's facilities.

I used to use PicPick for capture but it's scrolling window capture could be rather frustrating at times.

Which I would imagine might be where some may be put off because scrolling window capture is a very useful addition.

However, this has enough about it to make me want to try it out, so thanks George.

Having a github shows a great willingness for other to participate in development too.

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5 weeks 4 days ago The Best Free Screenshot Tool I Have Used Remah

PicPick is the top pick (no pun intended) in Best Free All-in-one Design Tools.

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5 weeks 4 days ago The Best Free Screenshot Tool I Have Used a_quester

The best free screen-grabber I have used is "PicPick." It includes an image editor, color picker, color palette, magnifier, pixel ruler, protractor, cross hair, and whiteboard.

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5 weeks 5 days ago Best Free Software for Linux Panzer

SafeKeep is a centralized and easy to use backup application that combines the best features of a mirror and an incremental backup. It sets up the appropriate environment for compatible backup packages and simplifies the process of running them:
http://safekeep.sourceforge.net/

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5 weeks 5 days ago Best Free PC Games Panzer

Starpiecer - "... You are a trans-galactic ripper assigned on the impossible mission of saving our unique fragile world which has been compromised by the aggressive intrusion of alien forces though the hole in the space-time continuum. That's why you find yourself slipping from one dimension to another either fighting enemies or preserving friendly environment. Beware: destructions in your home world brings only pain and suffering for you while demolition of enemies boosts your energy and helps to carry on your journey ...":
http://www.ludumdare.com/compo/ludum-dare-30/?action=preview&uid=39357

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

This applies to any program of this type and also to registry cleaners which is why we include a warning advisory in the introduction. MC - Site Manager.

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5 weeks 5 days ago Reclaim Some Of The Disk Space Which Windows Stole Remah

There are many reasons why people might need the space and might not be because there is not enough space on the hard disk.

I just had a temporary problem on one of my partitions (logical drives on one hard disk). There was only 2 of 100GB free even after cleaning up all the files. So I did what this article instructs to free up some space. This allowed me to complete the testing I was doing. After I finished I uninstalled all the programs I no longer needed and had about 25 GB free again.

It was easier to delete the files than to repartition the hard disk, which would have affected five partitions just to expand that one logical drive.

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5 weeks 5 days ago Best Free Download Manager George.J

Thanks for the info. I'll review it.

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5 weeks 5 days ago Reclaim Some Of The Disk Space Which Windows Stole sewerurchin

I don't mean to be rude and I understand that some people are working under severe restrictions. But for the most part, I think that if you are so tight on disk space that you are trying to squeeze out an extra few gigs of storage then you would be better off just upgrading your hard disk or adding another. Disk space is cheap and I doubt that this sort of cleanup is going to have any significant positive effect on the system. Maybe you just like to tweak your system - that's fine. Just my two cents...

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5 weeks 5 days ago Best Free Media Center Software ccrocker

Hi George. I'm one of the MeediOS developers. I'd be interested in any feedback you had. Always working to make MeediOS better. You indicated you could not manage your libraries which is actually one of MeediOS strengths compared to other options. Could you provide some more color? Thanks!

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5 weeks 5 days ago Stitch MP3 Files Together Or Extract Audio From Video ehorwitz1

Interesting and something I was looking for. I had some unexpected results and haven't yet checked with the website's people, but here's what I found:

I started with about eleven small-ish MP3 files created with a variable bit rate (VBR), maximum of 128. These are audio book sections. After using the website, the resulting single file was twice the size I expected. Turns out the file had a fixed bit rate of 256. Not sure why, but that's what I got.

I'll post when I have more info, or if anyone prefers to look into it themselves, have at it.

Still, a very good, easy to use site that is quick with good results.

Thanks, Rob!

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

Toolwiz Care. This procuct is dangerous. After using the default cleanup I got "Resource file C_PsdRsDll" error appears when I start the computer.

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5 weeks 5 days ago 600 Free e-Books, Including A Physics Classic AJNorth

For many, the Feynman, Leighton and Sands set (with their bright red covers) is a treasured part of their library.

Some may recall a saying from the 1960s (the halcyon days of science education in the U.S.), "At Caltech, we treat our undergraduates as graduate students, and our graduate students as faculty." One brief shining moment...

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5 weeks 5 days ago Best Free Download Manager Naveen D

EagleGet v2.0.1.6 Stable was released on 13th september

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5 weeks 5 days ago Best Free Desktop Search Utility Baskinghobo

What is faster? windows 8/7 search or locate32?

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5 weeks 6 days ago Reclaim Some Of The Disk Space Which Windows Stole Aninnymous

I would backup your files on the current boot partition and then install a new boot partition & Win 7-64 in the larger 217 Gb partition, wipe the old one / turn it into a non-bootable partition.

Some partition tools may allow you to use non-contiguous media but probably not worth the time messing with it. I quite like the free MiniTool Partition Wizard.

http://www.partitionwizard.com/download.html

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5 weeks 6 days ago Reclaim Some Of The Disk Space Which Windows Stole Aninnymous

Yes. Run the Disk Cleanup program after installing the update as described here:

http://blogs.technet.com/b/askpfeplat/archive/2013/10/07/breaking-news-r...

The "Windows Update Cleanup" line will show you how much ...\winsxs file space will be freed. You checkmark this line to remove the dupes.

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5 weeks 6 days ago Best Free Outliner CASD

No word count...on cherry tree..So doesn't work for me...
When are developers going to learn that writers want a Word Count...

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5 weeks 6 days ago Best Free Antivirus Software Chiron

Were these messages you saw in the lower-right corner of the screen in a small popup window? If so, then I just added advice on how to disable these advertisements to the article. I apologize, I had meant to mention this previously, but forgot to include it in a previous revision.

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5 weeks 6 days ago Best Free Antivirus Software Krieg C

Well, I tried it, I'm sure it's a wonderful program, BUT, even after a careful installation, it nags the devil out of you to sign up for the stuff you didn't want. Have been using Bitdefender for a year, no problems. Before that, was using Avast, my favorite, but Avast changed something in their detection rules and it would not allow me the see my security cameras for remote sites. I have income properties in other states.
So, ran a scan with the Comodo antivirus, O (zero) detection. This tells me that the Bitdefender is doing its job, and I am ALL OVER the internet.
Sorry, I can't for the life of me see why anyone would rate this as their number 1 source for protection. It's intrusive, and it nags the heck out of to sign up for the add ons you didn't want in the first place.

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5 weeks 6 days ago Wallpaper of the Week: Rusted Old Lock with Mystery Background rhiannon

@Nosmo
Thanks for the ID, mystery solved. :)

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5 weeks 6 days ago Grab this Text Editor with a Grammar Checker and More Amanda Hanks

I guess I will be getting this app soon. Not for anything but unintentionally, my grammar must be checked once in awhile. But I need a similar one for my email account as well.

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5 weeks 6 days ago 600 Free e-Books, Including A Physics Classic Former Physicist

The newly released material are not the seven Cornell lectures of 1964, but a two-year series that Feynman delivered over (about) 1963 through 1965 to freshmen and sophomores at CalTech. (For the final year, I was a teaching assistant for the course. We graduate students learned much more than the undergraduates.)

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6 weeks 23 min ago Best Free Homebrew (Beer Recipe) Software headbrewer

Hi, a while back i created my own beer recipe calculator and have been recently putting some trial recipes through it. It isn't as feature rich as the ones mentioned above but it suits me fine.
Anyway you are welcome to try it, it's totally free and can be found at http://www.brewengine.co.uk

Any constructive comments would also be appreciated.

Thanks

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6 weeks 4 hours ago A Travel App Worth Traveling With Jojo Yee

You're welcome kennym and it's great that you find it useful.

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6 weeks 4 hours ago A Travel App Worth Traveling With Jojo Yee

This app works on Android version 4.0 and up. If your Android version is older, it probably won't show up, Maalaoshy.

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6 weeks 4 hours ago 600 Free e-Books, Including A Physics Classic pvilan

Rob:
Nice to know you are feeling much better and, to proof it, you are back to work!

Many thanks for the excellent two links you shared today.

Peter

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6 weeks 12 hours ago How to Fix a Computer that Keeps Waking Up halfbeing

Yes, it's when I move the mouse. I have a very cramped desk and I'm often accidentally nudging it. The only software available is the Logitech Connection Utility, which isn't relevant.

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6 weeks 12 hours ago Reclaim Some Of The Disk Space Which Windows Stole dlh456

Running Windows 7 Pro. winsxs is over 9g but utility above says nothing to delete. Would using SymMover to move winsxs to another disk break Windows?

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6 weeks 12 hours ago Reclaim Some Of The Disk Space Which Windows Stole rob.schifreen

Fine. This simply means that Windows has been taking care of things, and there's nothing remaining which is safe to delete.

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6 weeks 12 hours ago Reclaim Some Of The Disk Space Which Windows Stole rob.schifreen

In theory, some recent versions of Windows 7 and 8 *should* be running an automatic regular timer job which cleans up some of the worst excesses of the winsxs folder. The DISM command that I wrote about is a way of forcing that job to run. Which is why, in some cases, DISM won't free up any space. It probably just means that Windows has already taken care of it.

Note that you SHOULD NOT delete any files from winsxs yourself. Apart from the ones that DISM may or may not delete, messing with anything else in that folder may result in a PC that doesn't work properly.

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6 weeks 12 hours ago Reclaim Some Of The Disk Space Which Windows Stole rob.schifreen

Indeed. It would seem so.

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6 weeks 16 hours ago How to Fix a Computer that Keeps Waking Up v.laurie

Is it only when you move the mouse that the PC wakes up? I am not sure why that would be a problem unless the PC wakes up when you are not there. Did you check the settings in the Logitech software? Otherwise, I don't have an answer to your problem but maybe another member can help.

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6 weeks 16 hours ago How to Harden Your Browser Against Malware and Privacy Concerns Chiron

I would not say that either browser is insecure. However, as far as security extensions, I would have to say that more are available for Firefox. Thus, I suppose I would have to advise Firefox, although in terms of browser I really think that what's most important is what works best for you. The bulk of your protection layers should reside in your internet security software, with your browser just providing one layer of protection.

Let me know if you have any other questions.

Thank you.

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6 weeks 17 hours ago How to Fix a Computer that Keeps Waking Up halfbeing

I have this problem. It is definitely the mouse that is responsible, but I have disabled waking for all the mice, keyboards and HID devices listed in the Device Manager and it still wakes up when I touch the mouse. I have also made sure that all the wake-by-mouse and wake-by-keyboard options are disabled in my BIOS setup. I have a Logitech wireless mouse and keyboard, if that makes any difference. What else can I do?

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6 weeks 17 hours ago A Travel App Worth Traveling With kennym

Installed on Android via Google Playstore. Visiting Fort William soon and like the look of the place already! Thanks!

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6 weeks 21 hours ago A Travel App Worth Traveling With Maalaoshy

Pity. Doesn't seem to be available on my Android phone-tablet combo.

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6 weeks 23 hours ago How to Harden Your Browser Against Malware and Privacy Concerns RandyDoqa

Dear Chiron,

What do you think is better, Firefox or Opera?
I want to choose one of these browsers and I need your help, (sure I'm asking here about the latest version of both browsers).

Thank you so much.

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6 weeks 23 hours ago Best Free Antivirus Software George.J

Honestly performance matters to me. Here's my findings

360TS is much heavier on the system than IS version.

Idle Memory Usage
360TS - >150MB RAM
360IS - <40MB RAM

Scanning Memory Usage
360TS - 320MB RAM , high CPU usage touching upto 95% at times, Disk Usage is also very high
360IS - <60MB RAM, low CPU usage less than 25%, Disk Usage very low.

You can see the difference. :D It doesn't matter if 360IS doesn't get product updates, I think I'll continue to use it. Maybe I'll stick with TS version on my gaming system. Still it's too heavy.

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Puppet, an automated administrative engine for your Linux, Unix, and Windows systems, performs administrative tasks (such as adding users, installing packages, and updating server configurations) based on a centralized specification:
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Mail-in-a-Box turns a fresh cloud computer into a working mail server:
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UnityPDF: http://www.unitypdf.com/

Merge, split, divide, rotate, extract, etc.

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The article format has been updated to match the other articles and a Quick Selection Guide added. I'll be updating the discussion and adding screenshots over the next week.

Remah - Editor

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The updated article was released a little bit early - my own mistake. So I'll be making further changes over the next week.

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6 weeks 1 day ago Reclaim Some Of The Disk Space Which Windows Stole gruff

My winsxs folder is 9.3 gigs and I'd be okay with that except the preinstalled Win 7 Pro (64bit) won't let me expand the partition. My drive C is partitioned into *:System, C:Windows, *:Recovery image and E:New Volume. I want to expand the meager C:Windows (59 GB) to include all of E:New Volume for a total partition space of 217 GB. But that little 15 GB partition called *:Recovery blocks me from doing it because the space I want to include in the expansion is not contiguous.

Any ideas?

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The thing in the picture is an old fashioned mailbox for a dorm or apartment. Each numbered thing is the cover of a mail slot.

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6 weeks 1 day ago Reclaim Some Of The Disk Space Which Windows Stole dlh456

Interested in the forum.

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6 weeks 1 day ago Reclaim Some Of The Disk Space Which Windows Stole cheesemonkeyboy

Nichols - thank you for the info! The trouble is, I'm using Windows 7 64-bit, not Windows 8.1... Is there a way to see what effect the running of "dism" would have on a Windows 7 system WITHOUT making any actual changes?

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6 weeks 1 day ago Best Free Antivirus Software MidnightCowboy

Not yet it's not, but their plan is for TS to replace 360IS, although they haven't said when. MC - Site Manager.

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6 weeks 1 day ago Best Free Antivirus Software George.J

360IS isn't discontinued. It just had an update today :D

It's just that they are concentrating more on the TS version.

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6 weeks 1 day ago Best Free Antivirus Software MidnightCowboy

I agree with your findings although with an i5 and 8G in my dual booted desktop I'm not too bothered about resource use for anything. Unfortunately, 360IS is being discontinued in favor of 360TS so I'd rather use something that is being fully supported. MC - Site Manager.

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6 weeks 1 day ago Best Free Antivirus Software George.J

Well am back to using 360IS again. The reason is 360TS requires more resources on my system. The TS version uses around 150MB RAM while the IS version is very lightweight, using only around 30MB.

Additionally 360TS adds other features like SpeedUp, Junk CleanUp etc, which aren't actually required for me, although it might be useful for others. While 360IS is clean as a whistle, guess it's the best antivirus I've ever used. Sadly the product isn't updated frequently like 360TS version. :(

For a comparison betweeen 360 IS and TS in detection check this video review.

If you want to watch various community video reviews, you've got
360TS MazaiTest
360IS Review
360TS viktik
360TS without BD and Avira engines>
360TS yigido

Overall excellent results from all sides :)

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6 weeks 1 day ago Reclaim Some Of The Disk Space Which Windows Stole Sgluber

Good tip, rob... tks! :-)

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6 weeks 1 day ago Best Free Media Player skan

Hello and thank you for your advises.

I already tried the overlay mixer setting before, and in fact is the best option so far, though not enough for all videos.

I will also try the "reset video" option you suggested. ¿Are you sure that won't need even more resources to make an extra conversion?

It's my girlfriend's laptop, an old Samsung R20, Celeron M dual core 1.7Ghz.
with a Radeon Xpress 1300M.
The dxva setting doesn't make any difference. I guess this card is not powerful enough.

And I don't know why the task manager only shows one core even though the computer is supposed to have 2.

So far the best option I have found is SMPlayer. It allows to skip some frames to allow better synchronization. Does Potplayer (or the LAV filters) have this option too?

regards

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