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An Introduction and a Quick Guide to Sandboxie 2 years 4 months ago MidnightCowboy As Anupam states below the main reason for these edits is to deter spam which is currently running in excess of 50,000 attempts (yes that's fifty thousand) a day. Most of this is dealt with automatically but still leaves a significant amount for our volunteers to handle manually. The type of commercial software mentioned in your original post is also one of the most spammed categories here. Thank you for your understanding. MC - Site Manager. view
An Introduction and a Quick Guide to Sandboxie 2 years 4 months ago Jaxon

Thanks so very much for the informative and inclusive reply. I've been hanging around Gizmos since I discovered the internet and since I live in a rain forest that just recently got other than dial up service it is still a lot newer to me than most. But I catch on quick and at least half of my software comes from recommendations from this site. I sort of figured out why the names that got 'edited' got the circular file but the Panda reference sort of unbalanced me cause I didn't know it was free. About the only thing you didn't clear up completely though is any difference between Sandboxie and the 'try and decide' feature on one of the biggest names in backup software. The few times I've used it, if I'm remembering correctly, it sounds a lot like the Sandbox, with maybe a couple of extra features and the only reason I don't use it more is because I have to open the program, go to that particular tool and wait a few seconds while it checks all my drives involved, because only my OS runs on my small SSD and everything else goes off to several other drives, both internal and external. I do very little random browsing so most of it involves sites I know well and trust completely to a point where my paid security stuff doesn't have much to do. Or at least I don't think it does, it's set on a sort of autopilot setting where I let it make all the decisions, because I've used it for years and it's got a sterling reputation and has never failed me. But it ain't cheap either and as of late I've been debating ways to not use such high end and totally inclusive software, that although my laptop runs with a QX9300 quad core with more RAM than my old OS can even use I'm trying to modernize without giving up the major stuff I'm comfortable with. I tend to start rambling and I'm doing it now so, thanks very much and I'll save my other list of questions for a later date. And since this is maybe the second time I've commented here in the 5 or 6 years I've been hanging around I'll take note of your suggestions and the rules about naming names. Thanks again and Pura vida, as we say round here.

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An Introduction and a Quick Guide to Sandboxie 2 years 4 months ago Jaxon

Without going off on my long winded style, thanks to you too, Cowboy and if you just go up a few comments to my reply to Anupam, consider it as addressed to you too. I may start spending a bit more time reading the articles and comments here, up till now Gizmo's just been a software grab bag (and a good one)for me. Since I'm only about half smart when it comes to the details maybe I can learn something useful if I hang around enough. Ahh, I see the 'Site Manager' note as I write this, so I'll slip an unrelated (well...everything's 'related' when we're talking computers, no?) question. Is there any section, forum, blog or whatever around here where I can ask questions...like for instance, how would I go about 'secure erasing' my first, and getting a bit old but still very much alive, SLC SSD that sits in a drawer only because I've updated to a newer and much much cheaper MLC SSD (from the same company, begins with an 'S'), but despite it's quality I've used it so much, and mistreated it almost as much, that it needs the erase and I've yet to find something that works. Everything I've tried (all variations of the same thing), I haven't been able to get to work. But I'm ranting on again, so if you're not angry yet maybe you could just point me in the right direction. Thanks and Pura vida to you too. Jaxon

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An Introduction and a Quick Guide to Sandboxie 2 years 4 months ago MidnightCowboy We do indeed have a forum where you can interact with our editors and other members in addition to requesting support on a wide range of topics. MC - Site Manager. http://www.techsupportalert.com/freeware-forum/ view
An Introduction and a Quick Guide to Sandboxie 2 years 4 months ago Anupam Jaxon, I haven't used that software which you are talking about, so I can't say what are the differences between it and Sandboxie. All of the software I use are free ones, so I don't need to go for a commercial software, and therefore, I don't have any idea. But, it sounds like a virtualization based software too, like Sandboxie, so if it works for you, then it's good, and you can keep using it. There are other software like Sandboxie, which work on the principle of virtualization and sandbox, like VirtualBox, ToolWiz Time Freeze, Bufferzone, etc. Sandboxie is lightweight, easy to setup, and easy to use, and that's why many people like Sandboxie. You can read the article, try Sandboxie, and see for yourself how it compares to the other software. Then, you can use the one which you like, and which is easy to use. With Sandboxie, you will not have to wait the extra time that you told about. About antivirus, there are many free excellent antivirus present, and if you are looking for a change, you can try them out. I have been using free antivirus for years now, and haven't been infected, like many others on this site. For longer discussion, please start a thread in the forum (link has been provided by MC in reply to your comment below), and we will have the discussion there. Glad you commented, and it would be good to have more discussion with you. Pura Vida :) view
An Introduction and a Quick Guide to Sandboxie 2 years 4 months ago fandango

Very long time Gizmo fan. Always read items on Sandboxie but shied away from installing because I was uncertain that I had the knowledge/experience to do so. Your clear and detailed article is a terrific help and has prompted me to now finally act. Thanks, thanks, thanks Anupam.

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An Introduction and a Quick Guide to Sandboxie 2 years 4 months ago Anupam Really my pleasure fandango :).. I am glad that the article will help you in trying out Sandboxie :). Good luck, and please post in the forum, if you have any queries. view
An Introduction and a Quick Guide to Sandboxie 2 years 4 months ago Jaxon

Thanks again and yes, it clears the 'issue' up completely and is totally understood. When I first started buying my own computers, which is only 7 years ago, I didn't know squat and only went with the best software I could find after intensive research in each category and when I discovered Gizmos I filled in a lot of empty spaces with the, thus far, wonderful stuff you offer. I'm talking screen capture, uninstall software, and various other hardware monitoring and tweaking programs. I'm not sure if I found 18kFanGUI here or not (I'm a Dell fan), but that might be the only software other than my security and backup and image and photo stuff that I didn't get here. I'm not trying to be a kiss up but you really do have a wonderful service and I'm going to start treating it other than just a catalog when I want a program. Evernote is the last 'find' I picked up from you and gee, it's incredible they just give you stuff like that. Am I allowed to mention software that I picked up as a free version here but ended up going on to upgrade to the paid version? Because Object Dock, free version was so great that I discovered that the paid version is twice as nice and if I blab names like that do I face the editing squad again? Again, I'm not being snarky, I'm just learning the rules, ya know? That last question about the dock software I ask because my first computer came with Panda on it but it was a 'trial' deal that you had to pay for if you wanted to keep it. And I found it not top notch as far as security suite type programs go. Being paranoid has been a good thing for me as far as online security goes and though I'd love to stop paying for it, I'm just too chicken about keeping my machine squeaky clean, and I do prefer one tool that does it all to avoid the conflicts and the work involved getting a firewall to get along with the antivirus to get along with the malware, etc. I'm willing to pay for software with an 'autopilot' setting, when it comes to security. But free stuff sure is nice and wallet friendly.

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An Introduction and a Quick Guide to Sandboxie 2 years 4 months ago Anupam Well, we do not want to be too strict, but yes, it would be good if you avoided mentioning commercial software, even if they were the commercial versions of a free software. After all, the site is about freeware, and we would like to keep it that way :). Also, please post in the forum for longer discussions, or out of topic discussions, since your present comment is not related to the topic. We do appreciate your comment though, and also that you find Gizmo's Freeware useful :). view
An Introduction and a Quick Guide to Sandboxie 2 years 2 weeks ago Mifune

"Quick Guide to Sandboxie"

"Quick" it is not.

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An Introduction and a Quick Guide to Sandboxie 2 years 2 weeks ago Anupam I agree it looks lengthy, but I have tried to make it as short as possible, and have tried to touch all the important concepts of Sandboxie, which a general user will require to understand, to use Sandboxie properly, without problems. I believe it's still quicker than going trying to understand Sandboxie by yourself. view
An Introduction and a Quick Guide to Sandboxie 2 years 2 weeks ago Mike C

Yeah, I learned most of Sandboxie by myself, and yet I'm still very glad I read this article. The shortcut thing was particularly helpful. And I still think this is one of the most outstanding freewares around.

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An Introduction and a Quick Guide to Sandboxie 2 years 2 weeks ago Anupam Yes, it's a great software :). I am glad you found the article helpful :). view
An Introduction and a Quick Guide to Sandboxie 1 year 3 months ago tedshony

I tried Sandboxie and the options and settings feel lik a maze. Too many settings where I'm not even sure what it's doing.

Toolwiz Timefreeze (freeware) is as simple as it gets. One click starts timefreeze and isolates all changes in a virtual sandbox. One click stops timefreeze and you have the option of keeping all the changes OR dropping all the changes (which automatically restarts your computer).
That's it.

I havn't used Timefreeze long enough to give it a 100% endorsement. But used it for a few days downloading files, deleting files, etc. ..Selecting both options to keep or discard changes and everything worked as advertised.

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An Introduction and a Quick Guide to Sandboxie 1 year 3 months ago Anupam I know Sandboxie has many settings, which people find a lot to go through initially. I too had that problem in the beginning. That's why I thought of writing this article, which will help people set up Sandboxie in a quick way, with the necessary settings. You have to spend some time reading the article though. Toolwiz TimeFree is an excellent software no doubt. But, so is Sandboxie. Both are good in their own ways. Toolwiz TimeFreeze has the advantage that it's easy to use with no learning curve at all. It's perfect to test out different software. All you have to do is reboot and the changes are gone. But Sandboxie has it's own advantages too, and is specially good for browsing. With Toolwiz TimeFreeze, you have to apply all the changes into the system at once, or discard them all. Whereas, with Sandboxie, you can just take out a file, or files, and you do not have to commit all the changes to the system. Like, you are browsing, and you downloaded a file.. you can take it out to your real system with Sandboxie easily, but you cannot do that with TimeFreeze. Also, with TimeFreeze you have to reboot the computer. Suppose you tested a software running TimeFreeze... you didn't like it. You have to reboot the computer to get rid of the changes. Whereas with Sandboxie, all you have to do is empty the sandbox and it's gone. Both the software are excellent, and both have their uses. For day to day browsing, I would certainly prefer Sandboxie. For system wide testing and other purposes, I use Toolwiz TimeFreeze. view
An Introduction and a Quick Guide to Sandboxie 1 year 3 months ago sdebo

Different users will need different features. In my case I found the article very useful and will try sandboxie as it matches what I was looking for. Thank you.

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An Introduction and a Quick Guide to Sandboxie 1 year 3 months ago bo.elam

Tedshony, the default settings sandbox is designed so it ll be easy for first time users to start using Sandboxie immediately after installing the program, you really don't have to make changes to settings right away. I believe first time users should use the sandbox with default settings for a while and only make changes when they know what they are changing and the reason for making the changes.

For convenience and security, the only changes in settings that I recommend you do after installing Sandboxie for the first time are the following:

1) Set the sandbox to delete on closing.

2) For convenience, I recommend you allow bookmarks to be saved out of the sandbox.

3) Also for convenience, set the sandbox to allow downloads to be recovered out of the sandbox.

Important: set your browser to recover to one of the folders that are in the Quick recovery window. Otherwise, recovering files might seem like its not something smooth and you ll get frustrated. If you set it up correctly, recovering files works perfectly.

As a new Sandboxie user, you should know how antiviruses interact with Sandboxie.

http://www.sandboxie.com/index.php?FAQ_Virus

Let me finish saying that Sandboxies default sandbox was created with first time users in mind, it is well balanced (security and convenience).

Regarding Toolwiz TimeFreeze. Light virtualization programs are great. I use them as well. I use this kind of programs for testing other programs and Sandboxie (Application sandbox) for security.

I ll give you a piece of advise regarding TTF or any other LV programs. It is safer not to save all changes. It is better to use the program to drop all changes after rebooting. If you try a program under TTF and you like it, install it after rebooting.

Bo

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An Introduction and a Quick Guide to Sandboxie 1 year 3 months ago Anupam I have covered majority of the above points in the article already. The article is directed specifically towards new users... so that they make the minimum changes in settings required in order to run Sandboxie without problems. view
An Introduction and a Quick Guide to Sandboxie 1 year 3 months ago Blitz

Brilliant article !!

Thank you for introducing me to Sandboxie !! What an excellent piece of software !! Have been playing with it now for a few days and all I can say is that it says and does what it promotes..

You can also drag 'n' drop programs from your desktop and start menu straight onto the Sandboxie Control Panel and it isolates that program..

Eg; open the Sandboxie Control Panel, click "start", then drag 'n' drop notepad / calculator..

Tweaked it the Sandboxie settings so I have a fluro-green bar around my web-browser and applications that are sandboxed (green for 'good')

Once again, top stuff and top article and it's so easy to use !!

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An Introduction and a Quick Guide to Sandboxie 1 year 3 months ago Anupam Thank you for the appreciation :). I hope you enjoy using Sandboxie and keep safe. view
An Introduction and a Quick Guide to Sandboxie 1 year 1 week ago Martyn39

Apparently I am a Dummy - I can't get over the first hurdle. When I double click the Sandboxed Web Browser icon , Firefox and a couple of other items appear in the Control window but the Firefox item does not show the Firefox icon (just an empty window like the others) and does not show its name within ##, Firefox also does not show in the list of running programs. If I then try to start Firefox sandboxed from the quick launch area I get another entry called called plugin-container. To get a running Firefox I can only do it outside the the sandbox.

What am I missing?

I am running Windows XP

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An Introduction and a Quick Guide to Sandboxie 1 year 1 week ago bo.elam

Hi Martyn, is your XP, 32 or 64 bits? XP 64 bits is not supported by Sandboxie.

If it is 32 bits, Can you run another browser sandboxed? If you haven't tried, try,

Are you getting any Sandboxie messages? If yes, what are the numbers?

Does Firefox opens up when you click on the Sandboxed Web Browser icon or nothing happens?

What antivirus, other security software are you using?

Bo

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An Introduction and a Quick Guide to Sandboxie 9 months 4 days ago clas

i just went thru this article again for a refresher on sandboxie. you are spot on. sandboxie is a must-use for me and as i download a lot, the ability to take stuff out of the sandbox and into my files is very important. since i have been using sandboxie i have had zero problems with any nasties that the jerks of this digital world constantly throw at honest people. thanks again.

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An Introduction and a Quick Guide to Sandboxie 7 months 3 weeks ago roochie

An excellent article, both informative and easy to understand - many thanks!

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An Introduction and a Quick Guide to Sandboxie 7 months 3 weeks ago Anupam Many thanks for your appreciation :). view
An Introduction and a Quick Guide to Sandboxie 7 months 2 weeks ago PeterT

Be aware that this is not as easy to use stated. Investigating programme for use by elderly I proceeded to two image searches. One for a picture of a Jaguar cat and one for a picture of a Rolls Royce. On both instances the browser performed exactly as expected until it came to the 'save image as' context menu item. Immediately upon choosing this menu item the browser crashed - this happened in all browsers. Many elderly people like to view/download images from various places like Facebook or Wikipedia so this function is vital. Upon investigation there appears to be no way to contact the company to make enquiry.

I will not be recommending this to any persons in my classes/groups!

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An Introduction and a Quick Guide to Sandboxie 7 months 2 weeks ago Anupam You are talking about Sandboxie, right? Which version? Which browsers did you use it with? This will require discussion, so please post about it in the forum here, with all possible details about the problem.. like installation, usage, etc. http://www.techsupportalert.com/freeware-forum/freeware-installation-and... view
An Introduction and a Quick Guide to Sandboxie 7 months 2 weeks ago lowndesw

As usual, ANOTHER EXCELLENT ARTICLE on a very good, and USEFUL, free software. What is so amazing is that expensive, "Paid for" software do not get this kind of in-depth, unbiased, USEFUL, UNDERSTANDABLE, comparative discussion and evaluation. An added bonus is the Comments. I frequently learn a great deal from them, too!!

I have been using SANDBOXIE for years, ever since it was first discussed on GIZMO'S. It has been used on various XP machines, laptops, desktops, Win7, and now Win8.1, 64 bit, with Chrome, Chrome Canary, Firefox, IE, Opera etc. To my knowledge it has always worked flawlessly. It's one of those "must have", first installed programs.

Anyone who has ever had a nasty downloaded on their machine KNOWS that "an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure".

THANK YOU, Anupam, for another excellent article!!

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An Introduction and a Quick Guide to Sandboxie 7 months 2 weeks ago howiem

I have been using Sandboxie since version 1.x.
I do image searches all the time in my sandboxed browser and I also use a number of browsers. Never encountered this problem in any sandbox or with any browser. The Sandboxie website also has a forum has a forum where issues can be posted.

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An Introduction and a Quick Guide to Sandboxie 7 months 2 weeks ago Anupam lowndesw, thank you so much for your kind words. Really glad you found the article useful :). view
An Introduction and a Quick Guide to Sandboxie 7 months 2 weeks ago howiem

Rather than set Sandboxie for automatic recovery of downloads, I recommend getting the free VirusTotal Windows Uploader so you can test downloads for malware before recovering from the sandbox by using the right context menu in Windows Explorer | Sendto | VirusTotal
https://www.virustotal.com/en/documentation/desktop-applications/virusto... has the download LINK and a tutorial. Note: The tutorial version shows 2.0, but the download version is 2.2.
https://www.virustotal.com/en/faq/ more details including file upload size limitations:
" What is the maximum file size that can be submitted to VirusTotal?

64MB for the web and email interfaces, 32MB for the API interface by default. Having said this, should you have a strong and justified need to send big files through the API (even larger than 64MB) you can contact us in order to have access to the big files API call. "

There are some other programs similar to VirusTotal at http://www.techsupportalert.com/content/probably-best-free-security-list...
5.1. File scanning with several scanners:

I'm still using VirusTotal 2.0 but will be installing 2.2 shortly.

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An Introduction and a Quick Guide to Sandboxie 7 months 2 weeks ago bnjohanson

...and this will be why your "classes and groups" will be looking elsewhere just as soon as they realize your alarming level of incompetence.

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An Introduction and a Quick Guide to Sandboxie 7 months 2 weeks ago bnjohanson

...this is as quick as it gets for the amount of control and safety this provides. Maybe you should strongly consider a crayon, notepad, and a library card instead of something so "complex" as a computer.

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An Introduction and a Quick Guide to Sandboxie 7 months 2 weeks ago eikelein

@PeterT

I am offering a substantial bet that the computer you used for your tests is infected with some sort of malware.

And when you post such nasty details more information on what browser(s), version(s) ans OS (version?) would lend your words significant credibility.

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An Introduction and a Quick Guide to Sandboxie 7 months 2 weeks ago eikelein

@Martyn39

Your words
"What am I missing?
I am running Windows XP"
tell me that you possibly and IMHO are missing a bit more than only Sandboxie. It's next to impossible for me to take a question seriously from a person still running XP; sorry!

If the 39 in your handle is your year of birth the I can understand; we would have that year in common.

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An Introduction and a Quick Guide to Sandboxie 7 months 1 week ago Tomnov

@PeterT
You cannot seriously expect full direct support from a company on a FREE version of their software. And as you posted your comment on a Saturday, how many makers of Expensive, paid versions of their software do you think would provide an instant reply on a weekend?
But as howiem suggests in his reply, you could avail yourself of their help/support forum, and receive help within a few days.
Details of your problem would help too.
My guess is that if your default download folder has a very long name, for example on an XP machine so it looks something like c:\living room computer\users and settings\...\...\my documents\downloaded files....
and the path is too long for the browser and/or the operating system, when adding in the path that Sandboxie adds by default for its own folder hierarchy.

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An Office Suite That's Especially Designed For Kids 2 years 1 month ago joeguru Writer's D'Lite (aka Writer's Delight) by Van Loo software, makers of SSuite Office I think is good for kids or novice adults. view
An Office Suite That's Especially Designed For Kids 2 years 1 month ago Anupam It's not actually targeted towards kids. More towards writers. It's one of those distraction free writers. view
An Online Office Suite That's A Real Alternative To Microsoft Or Google 1 year 5 months ago eikelein

Wow!

Just did a mini-micro test and WOW!

Only thing I miss is ability to save locally on the computer or flash drive. I want a backup don't I?

I will talk about that on my next radio show. Sure hope that this or similar services one day will give Micro$oft a run for their money. Well, dreaming is allowed, isn't it?

UPDATE about ten minutes later:

Yes, even in the free version you CAN "download" the file in various formats. My LibreOffice loaded and showed the demo.docx file just fine.

I am majorly impressed. Thanks a big bunch to rob.schifreen.

This the sort of thing that makes me regret I could not donate more than I did.

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An Online Office Suite That's A Real Alternative To Microsoft Or Google 1 year 5 months ago Nina_Gorbunova

Rob thank you so much for the review!
We're so happy Teamlab is mentioned with such warm words ))
Thanks a lot, we'll try to keep the quality as high as possible.
Nina, Teamlab Office Marketing Manager

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An Online Office Suite That's A Real Alternative To Microsoft Or Google 1 year 5 months ago Nina_Gorbunova

Eikelein, wow! This is the type of comments we really love to receive! Thank you for the interest)
And yes, as you already mentioned it's possible to download your document in any format with no limitations.
Again, thanks for trying and evaluating.
Please, feel free to get in touch if you have any questions

Best,
Nina, Teamlab Office Marketing Manager

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An Online Office Suite That's A Real Alternative To Microsoft Or Google 1 year 5 months ago jandbrare

Not a good start: I can't register. Nothing happens when I click on the icons to register.

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An Online Office Suite That's A Real Alternative To Microsoft Or Google 1 year 5 months ago Nina_Gorbunova

Dear jandbrare, sorry for the inconvenience. Please, let us help you and send more details to nina.gorbunova(at)teamlab.com
Our technical specialists confirm that everything works fine at the moment, so there's probably an unknown mistake.

Thanks in advance,
Best regards,
Nina

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An Online Office Suite That's A Real Alternative To Microsoft Or Google 1 year 5 months ago stratos

Reminds me of how I didn't manage to try Microsoft Office 360. When I went through all the pain of registration and sumbitting and agreeing and what else, I couldn't start Word. And I couldn't start Excel, either. Both gave me server errors. When I contacted support, they told me that I hadn't turned something on. So I gave up.

Hope this one is easier to try.

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An Online Office Suite That's A Real Alternative To Microsoft Or Google 1 year 5 months ago jandbrare

I couldn't login with Chrome. IE worked fine. There was no pop-up blocker indicated in Chrome, however. Watch this the see my effort with Chrome: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6bHrMJWJT-s

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An Online Office Suite That's A Real Alternative To Microsoft Or Google 1 year 5 months ago Bywater

Checked out the demos. Terrific!

Would love to use this office suite, but want no part of Facebook or Google+. Fingers crossed the TeamLab clan can come up with a way to accommodate refuseniks like me.

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An Online Office Suite That's A Real Alternative To Microsoft Or Google 1 year 5 months ago Nina_Gorbunova

Will forward this idea to the developers - thank you! We're glad you like the demos)

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An Online Office Suite That's A Real Alternative To Microsoft Or Google 1 year 5 months ago Nina_Gorbunova

Dear Stratos, we did our best to make it as easy as possible to try Teamlab processors. Hope, you already had a chance to check) Looking forward to hearing your thoughts!

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An Online Office Suite That's A Real Alternative To Microsoft Or Google 1 year 5 months ago Nina_Gorbunova

Jandbrare, thanks a lot for the video, I'll forward it to our technical specialists to figure out what happened.

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An Online Office Suite That's A Real Alternative To Microsoft Or Google 1 year 5 months ago David Morgan

Same request here, I'm a FB and Google denier.

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An Online Office Suite That's A Real Alternative To Microsoft Or Google 1 year 5 months ago Nina_Gorbunova

Hello Jandbrare! We've checked the issue. Most probably there can be some blocking plugin. However you can register in Chrome using this link https://personal.teamlab.com/auth.aspx?from=facebook
Hope it helps!

Best,
Nina

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An Online Office Suite That's A Real Alternative To Microsoft Or Google 1 year 5 months ago David Roper

Same as Bywater, I AM a FB user but I want no part of marrying it to whatever I am doing about downloading software. Please lemme know when it's available as a DL the old fashioned way... at 110/150/300 baud.

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An Online Office Suite That's A Real Alternative To Microsoft Or Google 1 year 4 months ago brunetu

I like it more than the web alternatives, but it still doesn't offer the basic ability of editing the formatting styles. The spreadsheet I haven't tried but I'm also expecting it to probably miss some important feature like sorting. Maybe web apps still need time. Great that it is available as a download to use at home on the network for the whole family though. Thanks for the tip. I'm giving this find 5 stars.

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An Online Office Suite That's A Real Alternative To Microsoft Or Google 9 months 2 weeks ago AWS

it is asking for Localhost?

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An Online Office Suite That's A Real Alternative To Microsoft Or Google 8 months 3 weeks ago Nina_Gorbunova

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

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An Online Office Suite That's A Real Alternative To Microsoft Or Google 8 months 3 weeks ago Nina_Gorbunova

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

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Another 60+ Free Books from Microsoft 2 years 1 week ago Anupam These are really for advanced and serious programmers. Still thanks Robert :). view
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Thanks, Rob. Definitely not coffee table books. :)

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the link seems to take forever .....wasn't able to get anything out of it ......not working !

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Another Easy Way to Make Dozens of Tweaks to Windows 3 months 3 weeks ago Aninnymous

Poorly error trapped. Crashes to desktop - I assume because .NET 4.5 Framework not installed but it could be anything else as well.

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Another Easy Way to Make Dozens of Tweaks to Windows 3 months 3 weeks ago v.laurie The tip says explicitly that.NET Framework 4.5 is required. view
Another Easy Way to Make Dozens of Tweaks to Windows 3 months 2 weeks ago Aninnymous

Yep, I DID notice Vic. But it does not mean that the dev need not check for it's absence and either notify the user (error trap gracefully) or install it when needed (a proactive bonus)that many others do automatically. CTD ?

If that is not checked, what other 'shortcuts' has the dev made ? I am not reassured.

Personally, I find it quite annoying that we must install something like half dozen apparently mutually incompatible versions of .Net Framework and leave them all there. MS is incapable of releasing native code compilers these days or just does not like the idea of efficiency ? The least they could do is backward compatibility for each release.

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Another Easy Way to Make Dozens of Tweaks to Windows 3 months 2 weeks ago Grandad

Ninny (apt pseudonym) you complain about developer shortcuts when you have completely ignored an explicitly specified requirement? Stop wasting everyone's time!

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Another Easy Way to Make Dozens of Tweaks to Windows 3 months 2 weeks ago Aninnymous

I can tell you don't program or if you do are simply inept. Also quick to draw conclusions from facts not presented since I never determined what actually caused the CTD instead only suggested possibilities.

You obviously need better manners & logic lessons (which I am happy to give & waste your time). Failing to note Vic's mention of another dev shortcut annoyance indicates problems with reading comprehension and issues with consistency.

We are here to discuss & review new software; point out strengths & weaknesses. Perhaps you normally ignore this and fly into rages & flights of fantasy at the slightest perceived insult. Perhaps your faulty logic is congenital; in any case you have my sympathy.

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Another Great Youtube MP3 Converter 5 months 3 weeks ago barkerrd

YouTube mp3 pops up in French (which I can read). After converting and downloading the mp3 file I cannot find it anywhere on my PC. YouTube mp3 FAQ says "the download destination is completely out of our control.". This program does not work for me.Don

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Another Program To Check For Software That Needs Updating 1 year 1 month ago JohnBurns

This is a great program. Just be sure to download the "lite" version which is free of any adware. There will be several choices for download, but make certain "lite" is one you download. I have used it for quite some time and never had a problem....plus it's very reliable for update info.

There are options which allow you to chose to include "Beta" if you wish. Check out the "Tools" tab and make sure you chose the ones which will accomplish what you wish to do. You can "ignore" programs if you feel they don't need to be updated -or you can "skip" updates for a week, month, etc. There is also an "Options" tab which can help you set the program up as you wish - like start with Windows, etc.

Also, if you feel an item is reported in error, you can right click it and report "error" or "Beta" if you wish. I recommend it - Kyle Katlin is very responsive to notifications of errors, etc. Thumbs up!

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Another Program To Check For Software That Needs Updating 1 year 1 month ago original_steve

The lite version of Sumo is not free of adware as previously stated. If you extract the "sumo_lite.exe" file without installing the program, there's a file called "itdownload.dll" in the package. This file usually downloads a toolbar of some sort or other adware. Sometimes there's an opt out feature in the program before installing. In the "install_script.iss" file (this file is like a bat file that tells the program installer what files to install where as well as what registry strings to put in the registry), there's the following (it appears as if there's an opt out selection for the Relevant Knowledge adware but unless you use a good uninstaller to monitor the install, you never know what's being installed):

en_1.RKDescription=includes RelevantKnowledge
en_1.RKDescription2=Active participants in RelevantKnowledge are recognized with a tree donation. RelevantKnowledge.com/trees
en_1.RKDisclosure=In order to provide this free download, RelevantKnowledge software, provided by TMRG, Inc., a comScore, Inc. company, is included in this download. This software allows millions of participants in an online market research community to voice their opinions by allowing their online browsing and purchasing behavior to be monitored, collected, aggregated, and once anonymized, used to generate market reports which our clients use to understand Internet trends and patterns and other market research purposes. The information which is monitored and collected includes internet usage information, basic demographic information, certain hardware, software, computer configuration and application usage information about the computer on which you install RelevantKnowledge. We may use the information that we monitor, such as name and address, to better understand your household demographics; for example, we may combine the information that you provide us with additional information from consumer data brokers and other data sources in accordance with our privacy policy. We make commercially viable efforts to automatically filter confidential personally identifiable information and to purge our databases of such information about our panelists when inadvertently collected. By clicking Accept you acknowledge that you are 18 years of age or older, an authorized user of the computer on which you are installing this application, and that you have read, agreed to, and have obtained the consent of all computer and TV users to the terms and conditions of the Privacy Statement, User License Agreement (ULA), and Patent Notice.
en_1.RKOptionYes=Accept
en_1.RKOptionNo=Decline
en_1.RKPrivacy=Privacy Statement, ULA, and Patent Notice
en_1.RKPrivacyURL=http://www.relevantknowledge.com/RKPrivacy.aspx
en_1.RKRequireCheck=Please select an option before clicking next.
en_1.RKSurveyCaption=Short Survey
en_1.RKSurveyDescription=Please answer these questions.
en_1.RKMessageCancel1=Please complete this short survey.
en_1.RKMessageCancel2=This survey does not ask you any personal questions and should not take more than 5 seconds. Are you sure?
en_1.RKMessageVerify18=You must be able to certify that you are 18 or over to be eligible for the incentive associated with this offer.
en_1.RKSCR1=Are you a male or female?
en_1.RKSCR2=What is your age?
fr_2.NameAndVersion=%1 version %2

The portable zip file of the Sumo doesn't appear to include the Relevant Knowledge adware, but there's alwsys the possibility that some code has been written to the main exe program file that might initiate a download of something in the future.

Emisoft had classified Sumo as adware:

http://www.emsisoft.com/en/malware/Adware.Win32.SUMo-remove.aspx

Wilder Security comments about Sumo and Relevant Knowledge from last year:

http://www.wilderssecurity.com/threads/sumo-malware-or-not.340269/

Description of Relevant Knowledge from several years ago:

http://www.ghacks.net/2009/05/18/about-relevant-knowledge/

To the credit of KC Software, on the download page that mention that Relevant Knowledge or Somoto adware is included but they state that the lite installer is free of this stuff, when clearly it isn't if it's written in the install script.

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Another Program To Check For Software That Needs Updating 1 year 1 month ago JohnBurns

I believe you are incorrect. The "lite" version as opposed to the "RK" version which your are discussing above.

From the KC Softwares Site:
Download Regular installer. May contain sponsors like Relevant Knowledge and/or Somoto.
NoRK NoRK installer. Does not contain RelevantKnowledge but may contain Somoto .
Lite Lite installer. Does not contain any sponsor.
Zip Portable (Zip). Does not contain any sponsor.

I run Windows Defender, MalwareBytes Pro, HitmanPro and never have had any malware indicated from the site (in over 3 years now - Windows 7 and Windows 8). There is NO opt out in the "Lite" nor are any toolbars installed.

Please check it out and let me know if you find something else. Thanks

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Another Program To Check For Software That Needs Updating 1 year 1 month ago Burn-IT

It is full of malware and viruses according to Avast when I installed it.

Removed immediately and now I have to do a full system scan.

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Another Program To Check For Software That Needs Updating 1 year 1 month ago George.J You shouldn't have downloaded the installer as mentioned in the article which contains adware. Correction: Only download the portable version. http://i.imgur.com/jkjb7CI.png view
Another Program To Check For Software That Needs Updating 1 year 1 month ago original_steve

I'm not sure if you're replying to my post or the one that said Avast flagged it, but if extract the setup file yourself, you'll see that a file called itdownload.dll is included in the lite version and a script for Relevant Knowledge is included in the install script, regardless of what the software vendor states.

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Another Program To Check For Software That Needs Updating 1 year 1 month ago original_steve

Just to correct Rob Schifreen's instructions, the Nork version also includes the Relevant Knowledge script and the itdownload.dll file that's in the lite version as explained here:

http://www.techsupportalert.com/content/another-program-check-software-n...

The only one that doesn't is the portable version and once again, we don't know what code is in the main program exe file that might phone home and download some "goodies" at a later date.

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Another Program To Check For Software That Needs Updating 1 year 1 month ago George.J Sorry, it was me who added the warning. I've updated the screenshot and the warning now. Edit: Thanks for your comment, I've read it now, and will update the article to download only the portable version. view
Another Program To Check For Software That Needs Updating 1 year 1 month ago redstick

I'm surprised to hear about hitch-hikers on the Lite Version of SuMO. I have use it without incident for quite a while -- earlier, I had used the "NoRK" version, watching the install sequence very carefully.

Sumo is good, but takes a bit of getting used to. It updates almost weekly (so the install version is significant). You will get a few false positives, as well as suggested 'updates' for files embedded in other programs that are inaccessible. When I DO find an update, paranoia requires that I go directly to the program's own site.

All that said, it is an excellent program, especially when augmented with Ninite, FileHippo, and PSI.

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Another Program To Check For Software That Needs Updating 1 year 1 month ago MoisheP

The app correctly found about a score of programs needing update, though I thought I had carefully kept my system up-to-date.
Thanks, Gizmo, for the adware warning -- the portable Zip version shows no issue on VirusTotal,MalwareBytes or Avast! BTW, all the .SPK files except your own language may be eliminated.

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Another Program To Check For Software That Needs Updating 1 year 1 month ago JohnBurns

I am only speaking from actual use of this app - and I have not experienced what you stated when using the "Lite" version. I am not arguing with you - just stating my experience over the last 3 years backed up by MalwareBytes scans, HitmanPro Scans and Windows Defender Scans. I agree the other versions contain some undesirable toolbars and files. I will continue to use it - with my selected settings.

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Another Program To Check For Software That Needs Updating 1 year 1 month ago George.J I don't think VirusTotal reports are helpful in this case, because the standard installer and NoRK versions shows clean for me on Virustotal Standard: https://www.virustotal.com/en/file/a30f945e95d23935d2566589aff2de526aed0... NoRK: https://www.virustotal.com/en/file/a7caf79c377d40fc34351dbcfc741bac0c205... Only behavioural blockers will be able to identify such adware, I think. view
Another Program To Check For Software That Needs Updating 1 year 1 month ago original_steve

I didn't intend for you to think that I thought you were arguing. Sorry if I gave you the wrong impression. My opinion of these programs is that if one is going to use them, you're better off getting a good unpacker like Universal Extractor, updating it's individual unpackers, and extracting all programs if you can. In this manner, you can remove the offending ad-ware and run the program as a portable.

My policy is if I can't extract the setup file, I don't use the program (unless it's something I've actually paid for, which is rare these days). Even if buy software, it's always free after rebate.

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Another Program To Check For Software That Needs Updating 1 year 1 month ago JohnBurns

Thanks for review - a good point to remember is just be careful what you select when downloading anything.

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Another Program To Check For Software That Needs Updating 1 year 1 month ago beergas

Thanks. Ran, fast, but nothing needed updating after having used PatchmyPC other day. Also enjoying Dashlane (LastPass type password system).

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Another Program To Check For Software That Needs Updating 1 year 1 month ago Kyle_Katarn

Hi !
Very nice & tricky catch !
it_download.dll was packaged but NOT executed in the LITE version (no sponsor installed nor downloaded).
This has been fixed in all the builds i've just re-uploaded to my website.

Thanks for reporting !!

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Another Program To Check For Software That Needs Updating 1 year 1 month ago vandamme

Thanks for reminding me why I use Linux. It updates all my apps safely and easily.

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