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9 weeks 3 days ago Best Free Antivirus Software MidnightCowboy

Indeed. The trolls enjoy their work however and must be really pleased with the result. Some might even suggest that one or more of the established names in the industry might have been involved. It's well known that some vendors employ legions of fanboys and trolls to post good and bad "reviews" online about competing products.

Thanks for spotting my typo above which is now corrected. :) MC - Site Manager.

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

I guess you meant 'planet'.

I'm surprised that the developer is an 18 year old kid, and was 13 when he first coded Tiranium. Those insults must have hit hard on him. But he did some great work at such a young age.

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9 weeks 3 days ago Best Free Antivirus Software MidnightCowboy

One great comment.

"I saw how everything depends on money. The computer security is no longer about security but about money".

You could pretty much extend the first part to everything on the planet. MC - Site Manager.

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

An emotional Paste from DubSeven the developer, and the reactions

Tiranium will be closed in a month.

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9 weeks 3 days ago See How Your PC Uses The Internet In Incredible Detail George.J

Confirmed as false positive by BitDefender...

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9 weeks 3 days ago Try This Alternative File Manager And Explorer For Windows. It's Free. bernardz

I have used XYPlorer for years, but I decided to take a look at Better Explorer. It's no where near the class of XYPlorer. While running it, I also got an error making me think it is not properly debugged yet although that may be unfair.

As far as the look and feel are concerned, if you download a copy of the latest version XYPlorer, you will see they have updated their look.

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9 weeks 3 days ago See How Your PC Uses The Internet In Incredible Detail ChronicChaos

VirusTotal gives all clear and clean for....
* GlassWireSetup.exe
* uninstall.exe
* GlassWire.exe

Also get an all clear from my personal virus scanner, McAfee Total.
GlassWire runs very smooth on my 64-bit Windows 8.1 system.
Thank you for this toolbox addition, Rob.

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9 weeks 3 days ago Best Free Registry Cleaner Remah

Most of the "experts" have never bothered to test the benefits of registry cleaning. "Do registry cleaners give me any performance advantage???" Yes, but it's likely to be very small and there are better ways to improve the performance of your system.

See Do we really need Windows registry cleaners?

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9 weeks 3 days ago Best Free Registry Cleaner jorgeem1717

I do use Wise Registry Cleaner and have been for over a year. It's a very controversial topic if registry cleaners really provide any performance boost or do they simply remove registry errors. Do registry cleaners give me any performance advantage??? The answer is NO... you read correctly, NO. Unless you got infected with a virus and it wasn't cleaned-up correctly or a program wasn't uninstalled correctly where the registry cleaner can be useful there isn't any benefit in cleaning the registry. I would have to say that, unless you where infected and PC wasn't cleaned out correctly or an uninstall program failure, there really isn't a need to use a registry cleaner. To clean out the registry will give you a smaller registry but that, in itself, doesn't give you any performance advantage. The registry is just data-base so no need to remove anything. The only time corrections need to be made is when external programs force ill-advised changes. If you want to read a review on this subject in detail go to http://pcsupport.about.com/od/registry-cleaner/a/registry-cleaner-faq.htm and get a glimpse at what Tim Fisher from "About.com PC Support" has to say. You can also read what Microsoft has to say about cleaning your registry and if they provide a cleaning tool, just go HERE >>> http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_xp-networking/d... and see the article. I personally have used registry cleaners when I need to remove failed uninstalls or have been infected and had a "not so clean" virus removal but that's about it. When I have had to use a cleaner I use either CCleaner or Wise Registry Cleaner which have been proven to be very safe. One other thing, ALWAYS BACK-UP YOUR FILES... you never know would could happen even if you think you know what you are doing. Accidents do happen so always back-up.....

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9 weeks 3 days ago Try This Alternative File Manager And Explorer For Windows. It's Free. pvilan

Thanks Rob!
Excellent Windows Explorer alternative. I will use portable version.
Thanks too for your warnings about Clover and Better Explorer.

Peter

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9 weeks 3 days ago See How Your PC Uses The Internet In Incredible Detail Bluesmanuk

Bitdefender flagged up the uninstall.exe as Gen.Trojan.Heur2.FU.amX@aG1D6Ng

Seems to be a false positive but it was successfully disinfected.

Confirmation here by the looks of things.

https://forum.glasswire.com/t/glasswire-uninstall-exe-virus-trojan/392/14

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9 weeks 3 days ago Best Free Firewall Protection boristhemoggy

As I said I tried Windows 7 firewall control, then I took that off and tried Tinywall, which blocked my internet and I was not able to find out how to allow access.
So I've deleted them both and guess what? One of my browsers is unable to connect. I disabled windows firewall, still can't connect. So I set up a rule in Windows firewall allowing that program through. Still unable to connect.
I am at the limit of my technical know how so if I can't work out how to allow this program access I'll be forced to take 3 days to completely reinstall my machine.
I'd advise anyone with little knowledge to steer well clear of Windows 7 firewall control and Tinywall.

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9 weeks 3 days ago See How Your PC Uses The Internet In Incredible Detail George.J

It's stable for me. No crashes yet :)

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9 weeks 3 days ago See How Your PC Uses The Internet In Incredible Detail Sid in Extremis

This looks interesting but, Version 1.0.25 beta

Probably not for everyone, yet.

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9 weeks 3 days ago A New Release Of My Favourite FTP-Enabled Editor zdub

Sorry, my other comment was not added as a reply. But please let me know what you scanned that flagged RJ as problematic & I'll notify the author.

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9 weeks 3 days ago A New Release Of My Favourite FTP-Enabled Editor rob.schifreen

Unfortunately, RJ TextEd triggers the VirusTotal scanners so I am not able to recommend it.

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9 weeks 3 days ago Try This Alternative File Manager And Explorer For Windows. It's Free. rob.schifreen

A lot of us like the old-school design.

I note that the author of Clover, on his web site, says that he will not be making the program open-source because the code is "hastily written" and has "a lot of problems". For this reason, I would not recommend it.

As for Better Explorer, my antivirus program blocks its website because of suspected malware. Again, I therefore don't recommend using it.

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9 weeks 4 days ago Try This Alternative File Manager And Explorer For Windows. It's Free. Crapton

XYPlorer has been out there for years and is hardly new, in fact it is old school interface design.

On Windows 8.1 use Clover and for Windows 7 try BetterExplorer for more up to date file managers.

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9 weeks 4 days ago Best Free BitTorrent Client Realist

I tried to use Tixati 64 bit version on my Win7 (64) but it won't even add a torrent file.just hanged.

I tried Halite. It's small but not smallest. It's RAM uses are more than that of 'utorrent'. I also displayed a small window saying it will shutdown 'in a while'. Didn't shutdown in 10 min. so I had to 'End Process' it.

I have yet to try qBittorrent but I don't think it will be any better than 'utorrent'.
I am using an older version of uTorrent and happy with it. I don't think I need to switch to any other client.

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9 weeks 4 days ago Website of the Week: FACTSlides Fun Random Facts Frank D

OK, after a bit of exploring, I found that in Firefox I had to turn off AdBlock on the page to see the Source link, and I had to set the animation timer (in the upper right-hand corner) to 3 seconds before any animation would take place.

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9 weeks 4 days ago The Best Free Screenshot Tool I Have Used budchekov

+1 It's a little gem.

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9 weeks 4 days ago How to Bring Back the Windows Experience Index to Windows 8.1 beergas

Handy, easy. Thanks, will be useful for future upgrades. Assume Win 9 will work same way.

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9 weeks 4 days ago Website of the Week: FACTSlides Fun Random Facts rhiannon

I didn't have any trouble with Firefox using Ghostery, but there have been times its blocked something I wanted to see.
AdBlock will do the same thing though I haven't used it for a while. :)
There may be others but those are the two I know of.

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9 weeks 4 days ago Reclaim Some Of The Disk Space Which Windows Stole rob.schifreen

A perfectly valid question. Let me give you one possible answer.

At the place where I work, we run enterprise-level virtualized fault-tolerant servers. The hard disks are top-quality and very fast. Everything in the datacentre is mirrored, and also synced to another backup datacentre down the road. And the virtualization software steals 20% of everything for its own use. Which means that, although I can buy a terabyte of usable disk space for my home PC for around $100, our stuff at work is more like $5000.

If I can save 3 GB of space on each of my 14 servers with 10 minutes of effort, that's a real saving. Add in the 400+ other servers that we have, and it becomes even more so.

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9 weeks 4 days ago Website of the Week: FACTSlides Fun Random Facts eikelein

@rhiannon
I am such a klutz. I apologize.
Turned Adblock Plus off and voila, there were the source links.
And THEN came the surprise: Ghostery blocks redirections to some site in Japan - and for good reasons imho at least.

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9 weeks 4 days ago Website of the Week: FACTSlides Fun Random Facts Frank D

Thank you. I'll try again. :-)

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9 weeks 4 days ago Website of the Week: FACTSlides Fun Random Facts MidnightCowboy

Some browser extensions and/or security program settings can interfere with the operation of this site. MC - Site Manager.

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9 weeks 4 days ago Website of the Week: FACTSlides Fun Random Facts rhiannon

I had no trouble with the four browsers I used to check the site so I'm not sure what's up with that. As for lists of facts, if you scroll down the main page a bit there are 75+ categories you can choose from. There isn't a way to search within the categories as far as I can tell.

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9 weeks 4 days ago Website of the Week: FACTSlides Fun Random Facts Rick Grunwald

There is a "source" button on the lower left - of course you then have to check that source :))

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9 weeks 4 days ago Website of the Week: FACTSlides Fun Random Facts Frank D

1. Using Firefox the page was so badly formatted I couldn't read it.
2. Using Internet Explorer, there was no animation.
3. The facts were in random order and most were not of interest to me. It would have been better, IMO, to present them as a list of links, and I could choose the ones I wanted to know. Otherwise, it's a grab-bag.

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9 weeks 4 days ago Best Free Onscreen Keyboard for Accessibility Steven Avery

Hi,

Also when you are short of USBs.
e.g. A laptop with 3, one is busted, the 4-in-1 units don't work.

You need to use the 2nd USB for a backup unit, or anything.

Replace the keyboard with onscreen, and you can function pretty much normally.

Steven

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9 weeks 4 days ago Website of the Week: FACTSlides Fun Random Facts eikelein

Very nice find, thank you.

I have a problem though: "Best of all, all facts are sourced, with the link at the bottom left of each page" does not show on my system. (Win7, FF32.0.1).
But it's informative to amusing anyway.
Thanks again

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9 weeks 4 days ago Website of the Week: FACTSlides Fun Random Facts Sid in Extremis

Nice site, well worth checking the accuracy of the facts though.

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9 weeks 5 days ago Best Free Firewall Protection boristhemoggy

Windows 7 Firewall Control portable version needs some user account control permissions set before it can autorun at startup and work properly once started.
I don't pretend to even begin to understand the things you have to do to elevate it's permissions, and I've spent 2 hours trying.
So this is just a heads up, if like me you're not familiar with advanced techniques of permissions and user account control in Windows 7, give this programme a miss, it IS rocket science :)

All I want is something like this which allows me to allow/disallow anything from contacting/accessing through the internet, without having to go on some in depth learning curve about advanced windows scripting.
If anyone has any suggestions I'd be happy to listen.

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9 weeks 5 days ago Optimizing µTorrent (or BitTorrent) For Speed coolspyguy

Error: I could not see your service on "ip adress" on port (53528)
Reason: Connection timed out
how to fix? but other than that everything else seems to be running fine. utorrent is downloading although the highest seems to be 270 kb/s while i usually reach speeds of 350-400kb/s

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9 weeks 5 days ago How to Protect Your Online Privacy Quick Brown Fox

The Peerblock product may be blocking obsolete or redundant IP addresses, in which case the product itself is of limited value.

I checked the source of its IP blocks from http://ipblocklist.com/ and attempted to access at least three dozen of the listed IP addresses. In almost every case, a message was returned: "The connection to [xx.xx.xx.xx] was interrupted" followed by a stock list of suggestions.

Try it yourself and see if you don't get the same result.

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

Yes indeed, I should have heeded the warning - and will probably do so in future!
Even so I have used the CCleaner registry cleaner for years and never had a single problem.

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9 weeks 5 days ago A New Release Of My Favourite FTP-Enabled Editor MidnightCowboy

We indicate the bundled installer plainly in the article text. MC - Site Manager.

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9 weeks 5 days ago A New Release Of My Favourite FTP-Enabled Editor ExFiler

During the install using the RAR file, this app tried to install Conduit.

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9 weeks 5 days ago Best Free Download Manager Realist

I like EagleGet. better than DownloadNinja

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

Since the category 'Programs' has .exe defined inside that category, and you are trying to create a new category with the same file extension, it wouldn't work.

You will have to delete the extension, '.exe' defined in Programs, so that only the new category 'Softwares' has that extension defined.

Download Ninja is using graphical download indicators while downloading, which could be the reason of higher memory usage.

EagleGet is good, but the 2.x series is still not stable, even though they've mentioned it stable. It still has a lot of bugs to be corrected, because of the numerous features they've implemented in the new version.

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9 weeks 5 days ago Best Free Download Manager Realist

I am comparing DN to others. I have 4GB RAM which is more than enough.

I created a category Software and mentioned .exe files to download in a specified location.
Instead DN downloaded the file (CCleaner latest download) in 'Programs' category which is default.

I have tried EagleGet. It's much better. Low RAM uses, small setup size and ...pleasing to eyes.

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

Yes, Download Ninja is a little heavy on the system. But if you are having enough RAM on your system then it shouldn't be a problem. The download size varies according to different software's.

Did you check whether the extensions you defined in the new category weren't the same as the one defined in the Programs category? What's the new category you created, and what extensions did you define in it?

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9 weeks 6 days ago Best Free Download Manager Naveen D

Thanks for testing it.There seems to be a problem in the resume algorithm too.

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

The test results didn't come great. This seems to be a release that's been rushed. There are still bugs to be resolved and the download speed is not that great. We'll wait :(

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9 weeks 6 days ago Best Free Antivirus Software MidnightCowboy

I honestly wouldn't bother. After a bit more research I came up with these: MC - Site Manager.

http://securitywatch.pcmag.com/security-software/327316-do-you-trust-you...
http://www.wilderssecurity.com/threads/do-you-trust-your-antivirus.368257/
http://www.wilderssecurity.com/threads/tiranium-antivirus-tiranium-antiv...

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9 weeks 6 days ago The Best Free Screenshot Tool I Have Used Jaex

ShareX have too much settings because I wanted to give most customizability as possible to users. Because there is so many screen capture apps but none of them allow to use it how users want it to be. But having that much settings not big deal for many people because already default settings + changing "After capture tasks" enough for majority of people.

Jaex (ShareX developer)

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9 weeks 6 days ago The Best Free Screenshot Tool I Have Used Jaex

I forget to tell there is one more method which involving using "Watch folder" feature + browser extension for be able to capture web pages. How it gonna work is browser extension can capture full page and save it as image file and ShareX can watch that folder where this extension saving its images and automatically upload it. That way capturing long web pages is possible.

Another workaround: https://github.com/ShareX/ShareX/wiki/Capture-webpage-using-Firefox

Jaex (ShareX developer)

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9 weeks 6 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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9 weeks 6 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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9 weeks 6 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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9 weeks 6 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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9 weeks 6 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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9 weeks 6 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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9 weeks 6 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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9 weeks 6 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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9 weeks 6 days ago Do we really need Windows registry cleaners? Joe.G

Very informative article. Thanks

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9 weeks 6 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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9 weeks 6 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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9 weeks 6 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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10 weeks 33 min 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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10 weeks 47 min 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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10 weeks 49 min 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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10 weeks 3 hours 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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10 weeks 4 hours 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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10 weeks 4 hours 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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10 weeks 8 hours 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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10 weeks 10 hours 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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10 weeks 11 hours 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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10 weeks 12 hours 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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10 weeks 12 hours 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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10 weeks 13 hours 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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10 weeks 13 hours 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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10 weeks 14 hours ago The Best Free Screenshot Tool I Have Used beergas

Thanks looks quite useful. Saving the comments ones too.

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10 weeks 17 hours 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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10 weeks 18 hours 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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10 weeks 19 hours 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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10 weeks 23 hours 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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10 weeks 1 day 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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10 weeks 1 day 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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10 weeks 1 day 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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10 weeks 1 day 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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10 weeks 1 day 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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10 weeks 1 day 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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10 weeks 1 day 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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10 weeks 1 day 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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10 weeks 1 day 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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10 weeks 1 day ago The Best Free Screenshot Tool I Have Used navmed

Awesome tool, thank you!

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10 weeks 1 day 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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10 weeks 1 day 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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10 weeks 1 day 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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10 weeks 1 day 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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10 weeks 1 day 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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10 weeks 1 day 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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10 weeks 1 day 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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10 weeks 1 day 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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10 weeks 1 day 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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10 weeks 1 day 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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10 weeks 1 day 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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10 weeks 2 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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