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Donate Now and Help Keep Gizmo's Freeware Independent and Non-commercial 2 months 3 weeks ago Jocoserious

Sometimes I forget how much this site has helped me over the years. On a whim I donated $25. Comes my bank statement, I see:

PAYPAL *SUPPORTALER XXXXXXX733 CA

I admit it took a while to recognize that transaction. Recommendation: let people know in advance how this will appear on your statement. Then even dopes like me won't be surprised.

I am proud to be a supporter. Wish I could donate more.

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Best Free File or Disk Catalog Organizer 2 months 3 weeks ago molimelight

Running Cathy on Windows 7 64 bit. Runs fine with the small amount I've thrown at it. At first I got the message that it could not access the catalog file it wanted to create, but then I ran it as administrator and it worked fine. I'll update if I run into any problems.

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Best Free Desktop Search Utility 2 months 3 weeks ago Regis

Hey kendall.a,

while I was searching for a good free desktop search utility I found this free windows search alternative: http://free.lookeen.com/
Thought to let you know about it.

Best Regards,
Regis

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Best Free App Launcher for Android 2 months 3 weeks ago Ruffin

I want to add another perfect Launcher 8 for Android users to enjoy Windows phone style. It's the best for me.

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Best Free Music Player and Organizer 2 months 3 weeks ago Panzer Resonic Player is now in beta: Release Summary: - This is a maintenence release, it does not introduce new features. - Update only if any of the fixes apply to you. - You can install on top of your existing installation. Improvements: - More visible status bar notices - Improved the way long paths are handled Corrections: - Application crashes during startup with certain system locales -Application does not start on latest Windows 10 Pro Technical Preview -Files in deep folder structures (long paths) will show, but won't play http://resonic.at/ view
Best Free Software for Linux 2 months 3 weeks ago Panzer "... dupeGuru is a tool to find duplicate files on your computer. It can scan either filenames or contents. The filename scan features a fuzzy matching algorithm that can find duplicate filenames even when they are not exactly the same ...": http://www.hardcoded.net/dupeguru/ view
Best Free Web Browser for Android 2 months 3 weeks ago Anupam In the early days of Firefox for Android, it really wasn't usable at all. Then, I had a look at it a few months ago... wow! I now find it as good as the desktop version... great improvements. I now use Firefox on both my phone as well as my PC. I will recommend Firefox. view
Best Free Web Browser for Android 2 months 3 weeks ago Anupam Don't you find your phone being plagued with ads when you are running UC Browser? One of my friend has it installed, and he was running it, and ads were popping up every few seconds. view
Best Free Android Apps -Updated 2015 2 months 3 weeks ago Mason863

Thanks for the valuable information

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Best Free Web Browser for Android 2 months 3 weeks ago RickeeBoy

Thanks all for pointing towards UC Browser - tried Google - It knows exactly what I typed in my Windows machine - Good if you like it's spying - I don't.
- OK a few points - ideally use DuckDuckGo as I cannot abide anything to do with Google as other peoples s/w is about 10mb - Google's can be up to 140mb and it saves everything (seen talk of History files of 5Gb) it's S/W is so bloated that I just want any other s/w BUT Google.

- Dolphin (intrusive and tries as hard as possible to sell stuff and at the end of the day wasn't simple) It may be OK but I gave up. (Couldn't stop it tracking)
- Opera was just a pain (Couldn't stop it tracking)
- Opera mini - seemed ok and better than Opera but still not as good as or as fast as UC (Couldn't stop it tracking)
- UC 13Mb Fast, simple (AdBlock already installed) - still can't find how to use DuckDuckGo (Couldn't stop it tracking)

Other people may find Opera or Opera Mini or Dolphin but I like UC so thanks for the advice.

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Get $440 Worth Of Network Monitoring Software For Free 2 months 3 weeks ago J_L Hmm, wonder how this compares to GlassWire... view
How to Easily Check an Entire Windows Folder Using Many Different Antimalware Programs 2 months 3 weeks ago MrBrian http://skwire.dcmembers.com/fp/?page=sigcheckgui contains a third-party graphical user interface for sigcheck called SigcheckGUI. view
YouCam 5 for Free: CyberLink in association with Gizmo's Freeware 2 months 3 weeks ago Travicane

I followed the Gizmo's link to Cyberlink, signed up, and downloaded the pre-installer.
Ran it, the downloader went throuth a 6-8 min download process, and hung on an MD5 check.
It should have since there was 7MB less downloaded than the size stated. Tried downloading a new instance of the downloader and retrying the download,but it would not run.
The Software sounds really nice. However this is now the least useful Free for a limited time offer I have ever tried.

I now have a bunch of Cyberlink useless .exe crap somewhere on my computer that I need to search out and delete, just To be safe!

So, an attepmt at free has used up a lot of my time, and all I have is an aggravating cleanup.

I read through all of the posts, and this offer seems problematic at worst, and poorly executed (CyberLink, Gizmo) at best.

Regards
Garth

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Pixar Renderman. Was $1300. Now Free. 2 months 3 weeks ago mchldpy

@ Anne,
1) Click on the link up top that goes to the NC RenderMan page.

2) Scroll down just pass halfway (directly across from the gold teapot on the right) to the download the Autodesk Maya free trial link.

3) When you click on the link it takes you to a page where there is a blue/turquoise bar in the middle of the page that says "Download Trial"

4) When you click on the link it will open a page where you have to click and check the 2 boxes at the bottom left of the page that opened. If you don't agree with the terms and conditions by checking the 2 boxes, click on the "No Thanks" button to the right and your through. If you do agree, then click on the blue"Continue" button.

5) After clicking continue, a new page will briefly open and your d/l should start.

PLEASE READ THE INFO BELOW
it is from their download page about the install wizard and how it works.

[QUOTE]

Before you begin

Turn off all active applications, including virus checking software, before starting installation.
When you click DOWNLOAD TRIAL, download and installation to your computer begins immediately.

Installation and licensing
Installing your trial software

Simply click Install and a wizard will take you through the software installation.
There is no need to enter a serial number. Just select “I want to try this product.”

Access your trial with sign in
Completing the installation

Restart your computer before launching the trial. If you are not prompted to start the trial, you can launch the program from the icon on your desktop.
You also must register for an Autodesk ID to use your trial.

[END QUOTE]

michael clyde

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Best Free Non-Adobe PDF Reader 2 months 3 weeks ago bo.elam

Snowbound, if you still like Foxit, I suggest you try the portable version from portable apps. I haven't seen anything about a cloud service in it. I just googled Foxit cloud service and saw a link that saids that you sign up for it. Anyway, the Foxit portable version works great. Nothing gets bundled.

Bo

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Pixar Renderman. Was $1300. Now Free. 2 months 3 weeks ago anne-ology

Thanks for responding.
Now could you - or someone - please explain how to download the Maya first -

???(confused)

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Running A Small Business? Free CRM Software. 2 months 3 weeks ago bura_tech

I've explored both those options, 1CRM and SugarCRM. It seems SugarCRM is moving away from their open source version by not updating it or supporting it anymore.

Meanwhile, 1CRM Startup Edition is their newest version and has a lot more features to offer. So I went with 1CRM. If I reach 750 targets, then I can just upgrade for 10 bucks. Thanks for telling me about them!

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Running A Small Business? Free CRM Software. 2 months 3 weeks ago abrandt

Thank you for this CRM article. Would like to see some in depth articles, hopefully in the near future!

Another potentially attractive option based on customizability and user-friendliness is:

Apptivo.com | 762-333-2777 | www.apptivo.com | blog: http://runapptivo.apptivo.com | CRM |

FREE TRIAL | Premium | $10user/mo |
- 3 Users
- 40+ Standard Apps
- Simple Contact Sharing
- Unlimited Customization
- Email & Payments Integration
- Google Apps Integration
- All Mobile Apps

click on "ALL FEATURES" link (bottom of page) for full description:
http://www.apptivo.com/app-pricing/#

Reviews:
www.crunchbase.com/company/apptivo |
http://sellmorenow.com/crm-review/apptivo/# |
www.crmidol.com/search/node/Apptivo |

Demos:
www.apptivo.com/business-software-demos |

DISCLOSURE: The above info has been been archived in my Evernote CRM notes. I am not yet using a CRM... although the need is likely eminent... so I have been looking at the many options available.
IN July 2013, I personally spoke with the Founder & CEO, Bastin Gerard, who was courteous and helpful.

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Best Free Photo Slideshow Software 2 months 3 weeks ago motorguy

I think that slideshow software is still relevant. I am on the board of a local photography club and many of our members are asking for workshops on how to create slideshows of their photos to share with friends and family. Granted this is not a 20 something group so phone/tablet photography is not the focus of our members, pretty much either point and shoot or DSLR's.

Many folks want to do something with their images beyond just letting them sit on their computer which is where slideshow software comes in.

I hope you continue to keep this category going.

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Best Free Software Update Monitor 2 months 3 weeks ago erajeni15

to many software find this site

Free Most Software Updates

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Running A Small Business? Free CRM Software. 2 months 3 weeks ago abrandt

Thank you for this CRM article. Would like to see some in depth articles, hopefully in the near future!
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Another potentially attractive option based on customizability and user-friendliness is:
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Apptivo.com | 762-333-2777 | www.apptivo.com | blog: http://runapptivo.apptivo.com | CRM |
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FREE TRIAL | Premium | $10user/mo |
- 3 Users
- 40+ Standard Apps
- Simple Contact Sharing
- Unlimited Customization
- Email & Payments Integration
- Google Apps Integration
- All Mobile Apps
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click on "ALL FEATURES" link (bottom of page) for full description:
http://www.apptivo.com/app-pricing/#
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Reviews:
www.crunchbase.com/company/apptivo |
http://sellmorenow.com/crm-review/apptivo/# |
www.crmidol.com/search/node/Apptivo |
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Demos:
www.apptivo.com/business-software-demos |
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DISCLOSURE: The above info has been been archived in my Evernote CRM notes. I am not yet using a CRM... although the need is likely eminent... so I have been looking at the many options available. In July 2013, I personally spoke with the Founder & CEO, Bastin Gerard, who was courteous and helpful.

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Microsoft Image Composite Editor 2 months 3 weeks ago ljbartel

I've used MS ICE for years and been very pleased with it. The old version would allow a ragged multi-row and multi-column pano (photos with unequal number or columns in each row) but I haven't been able to do that in the new version.

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Microsoft Image Composite Editor 2 months 3 weeks ago mddolson

I would also recommend trying autostich. The free version only works on jpg files. But performance is impressive.

Mike D

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Best Free PDF Tools 2 months 3 weeks ago random5

BTW if anyone interested in editing PDF files, can try "AbleWord" for free. It is small and useful application. Editing PDF file is as simple as editing Word file.

Thanks

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Running A Small Business? Free CRM Software. 2 months 3 weeks ago Free Will

1-3 users is for tiny business as well)) I recommend http://bitrix24.com - it's free for 12 users, has funnels reports, telephony and all that stuff.

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Best Free PC Games 2 months 3 weeks ago Panzer Dust Racing 2D (Dustrac) is a tile-based, cross-platform 2D racing game written in Qt (C++): http://sourceforge.net/projects/dustrac/ view
Best Free Antivirus Software 2 months 3 weeks ago need3

I have been using Panda for some months without issues, but yesterday it updated itself to a new version with a different name. After this, my Privatefirewall could not start anymore, even after a new install (PrivateFirewall Ndis Filter Installer - Install Error 0x80870002).
Looks like the new Panda is incompatible with Privatefirewall.
After removing Panda, Privatefirewall is working fine.
I'm posting this information in case it can be useful to someone else with the same problem.

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Get $440 Worth Of Network Monitoring Software For Free 2 months 3 weeks ago mchldpy

yea, Rob

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Pixar Renderman. Was $1300. Now Free. 2 months 3 weeks ago mchldpy

You say 2nd time you chose the recent Maya one, you should have Maya installed prior to installing RenderMan. At least I did and received no error. If I misunderstood ... sorry.

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Pixar Renderman. Was $1300. Now Free. 2 months 4 weeks ago anne-ology

I have downloaded yet am unable to open -
1st time, I chose just the top one - and it said wasn't there;
2nd time, I chose the top one & the recent Maya one - and it now states it's missing a DLL file ???

What's my third step to be ???;
PLEASE can someone help me here?

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Best Free File Manager 2 months 4 weeks ago emphyrio

I tried Freecommander XE. While its first impression was good, browsing the network is unbearably slow. There are more people on their forum complaining about it. Unreal Commander is faster browsing the network, but for some files it just took about a minute before a network copy action was started (for very small .docx files).

Network browsing does not seems to be the strength of free file managers :(

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How to Check the Size and Reclaim Disk Space from WinSxS in Windows 8.1 2 months 4 weeks ago ..jim..

i think i boneheaded it. i ran the cleanup-image but it seemed to hang at 20% (for around 15 minutes) and couldn't even get into task mgr to end dism, so as boneheads do, i used the power button to just shut down. and of course it screwed things up. now windows updates won't install. i get an error code of 8007371b. and running dism with the restorehealth switch is no help, it errors out also. as a thought i tried system restore to a couple different dates but that didn't help either. i have way too many programs installed so i don't want to do a windows reset if i don't have to. i hope someone here has a better idea

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Best Free Internet Security Suite 2 months 4 weeks ago Sand Boxer

IMHO CIS has become the most dangerous software I have ever encountered, including amongst malware.

The sandbox repeatedly automatically turns itself on after I have repeatedly set it to remain permanently off.

This irritating feature makes Comodo Sandbox potentially the most harmful software I have ever encountered.

It causes loss of data and considerable disruption. As I cannot tell when this software re-enables itself I find important data has been stored in a location called "VTRoot" on a different drive. At best much time is spent trying to locate and manually refile data which this appallingly bad software has scattered in locations which it is not meant to be in. At worst it causes data loss when it switches itself on with part of a file in one location and a later version somewhere on VTRoot but the user has no warning.

Any backup will backup the old version of the file with the users no wiser not realising the main data is where it should not be.

This makes Comodo Sandbox worse than malware. No warning was issued about the Sandbox being introduced so the user is ignorant of it. There is no warning when it automatically turns itself on. And worse is there is no warning when the sandbox turns itself on after the user thinks it is permanently off.

In over 20 years I have never experienced data loss from malware nor interference with data files nor had more than a handful of incidents with malware in that time - all of which were dealt with by anti-malware and anti-virus software.

I have nothing to deal with Comodo Sandbox - not even the options in Sandbox itself as turning it off only works for a limited time with it not being possible to know when the software re-enables itself.

Comodo claim 50,000 pieces of malware are introduced on the web every day. That is nothing compared to this piece of software.

And it is supposed to have a feature to declare programs safe. I have not got time for sorting all of that out.

The first time I found out about the problem was when mirroring several gigabytes of data from one drive to another drive. The computer fell over when VTRoot filled up with all the data which never made it to the drive it should have been on.

What a stupid piece of software.

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Best Free PC Games 2 months 4 weeks ago Panzer Fortress Forever: http://store.steampowered.com/app/253530/ view
Get Yourself Published on This Site 2 months 4 weeks ago blackprince

Hi, I have been using ZenMate VPN firefox addon and would like to know how secure it really is. I used GRC Shields UP to test ZenMate and it
is very secure, I am using Zorin OS 9.0 Linux. My main concern is this
safe for banking, email, and other Https sites. Are they keeping my
personal data such as passwords and userid's stored on their servers.
If any one has some thoughts about please let me know.

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Tips and Tricks for Linux Mint after Installation [Mint 17 & 17.1 - Cinnamon Edition] 2 months 4 weeks ago bibzgi

Everything was splendid with Cinnamon except getting a dark or black window.

It turns out that it is easy by going to the Themes under System Settings and clicking on "Add/remove desktop themes" and then entering words like "black" "dark" "midnight" etc.

Currently, I'm using "Black Out" for Desktop, and "Zorba-black" for Controls and Window Borders.
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For me to switch from Xubuntu to Mint Cinnamon was like a leap in faith.

For those like me who have the cheap (US $199) Acer Chromebook, you can get the tailored LM Cinnamon ISO from HughGreenBug's website.

Amazingly, Cairo-Dock works just fine in this Chromebook.

Since my screen size is rather small, I find it more comfortable to not use Cairo-Dock.

The AwOken Icon theme is worth testing out if you crave a dark theme.

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Need A HDMI Cable? Tempted To Spend Heavily? Don't. 2 months 4 weeks ago Sgluber

noneleft, just today I returned here I just now I am reading your post... thank you! :-)

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A Free Password Manager that's Just as Good as Roboform 2 months 4 weeks ago jay86us

"Intuitive Password" is a web-based password manager that works on all devices without any installation required. I use it to store my passwords efficiently.

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Best Free CAD Computer Aided Design Programs 2 months 4 weeks ago MidnightCowboy This article currently has no editor. Please post your question here in our forum. MC - Site Manager. http://www.techsupportalert.com/freeware-forum/i-want-freeware-program-t... view
A New Free Windows Anti-Malware Suite 2 months 4 weeks ago MidnightCowboy Try reading the other comments first, in particular #121677, before commenting yourself. :) MC - Site Manager. view
A New Free Windows Anti-Malware Suite 2 months 4 weeks ago LuckyBoy

Regarding FireFox warning to stay away from the 10Cent site, one should know I also get this warning when I access:
My Credit Union
My Bank Login
The United States Post Office (USPS.GOV) and other sites. But whenI tried "known" PUPs site, Firefox did not warn nor complain.

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YouCam 5 for Free: CyberLink in association with Gizmo's Freeware 3 months 2 hours ago Gibbs.Slap

@ George.J and mchldpy,

Yes, I used the link supplied and the license # provided. I am using Zemana Version 1.93 - paid. Yes, I know that Zemana is a multi-use logger, the webcam logger didn't really worry me. I just don't understand why the program would need to install a keylogger (#3).Upon checking your supplied link I noticed this: (Expiration date: Monday, April 13, 2009). I don't understand why "any" program would need to install a keylogger at all, thus the use of Zemana.

As far as #1 why does this program want to inject code that that could take full access of my system? I just find these findings discouraging.

Don't get me wrong George I have downloaded tons of programs from here over the past umpteen years without having a problem. This is probably why I am so concerned about seeing these things popping up.

mxhldpy, I have to believe it was Install to:)

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A New Free Windows Anti-Malware Suite 3 months 4 hours ago SwanKnight

I'm curious about this as well. I've had a lot of false positives with 360TS as of late, it's been getting annoying.

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Best Free CAD Computer Aided Design Programs 3 months 4 hours ago DebsChoice

Hi.....
Complete novice with CAD. Have a SIMPLE design that I want to create.....for purpose of taking to a 3-D printer for a prototype.

I have an I MAC. So need something NOT overly complicate that I can maneuver.

Suggestions welcome

Thanks

Debbie

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A New Free Windows Anti-Malware Suite 3 months 5 hours ago maynak00

WOT result: https://www.mywot.com/en/scorecard/pcmgr-global.com

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A New Free Windows Anti-Malware Suite 3 months 5 hours ago BAITMAN

FIREFOX SAID TO GET THE HELL OUT OF THERE FAST ...
I THOUGHT GIZMO CHECKED THIS STUFF THOROUGHLY BEFORE SUGGESTING THEM TO US???
VERY DISAPPOINTED!!! :-(

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A New Free Windows Anti-Malware Suite 3 months 5 hours ago maynak00

anyone compare with Qihoo 360 Total Security ?
http://www.360totalsecurity.com/en/features/360-total-security/
which is better?

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Best Free Non-Adobe PDF Reader 3 months 5 hours ago snowbound999

I ditched Foxit Reader off all my computers here. Their darn software update shoves their Foxit Cloud service on the computers here. I uninstalled it and it shows up after each update to their PDF reader. There is no way of bypassing the installation of FoxIt Cloud either.

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A New Free Windows Anti-Malware Suite 3 months 6 hours ago alexxx46

Racism is bad, but corruption and hypocrisy are bad as well.

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A New Free Windows Anti-Malware Suite 3 months 7 hours ago SoftwareBabe

Why are you all wasting your precious time with foreign software when you can get great American software FREE for the asking? I don't understand how anyone can trust foreign software, especially in the political climate we are living in with almost all foreign countries hating America. Unbelievable and gullible Americans.

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A New Free Windows Anti-Malware Suite 3 months 7 hours ago SoftwareBabe

As an SE for most of my adult life, GOOD SOFTWARE does not lie. BAD SOFTWARE does.

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A New Free Windows Anti-Malware Suite 3 months 7 hours ago SoftwareBabe

I was always taught, IF IN DOUBT, DON'T. I think that holds particularly true FOR ALL SOFTWARE. Yes, you can go out and check the false-positive, but as a Software Engineer myself, A GOOD ENGINEER will test for those false/positives before offering it to the public. Just saying. So, I finally decided that whenever I get a false-positive, I UNINSTALL IT IMMEDIATELY AND MOVE ON. The software industry is saturated with GREAT FREEWARE that does NOT offer false/positives. And. another rule I have is to NEVER download ANY foreign software.

Just sayin'..........

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A New Free Windows Anti-Malware Suite 3 months 7 hours ago SoftwareBabe

What do you define as RACIST? If we find out that a particular nation offers bad code that will destroy your PC, is that considered RACIST? Just curious as to what your idea of RACISM is.

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A New Free Windows Anti-Malware Suite 3 months 7 hours ago MidnightCowboy Just to remind potential posters here that this article is about "A New Free Windows Anti-Malware Suite", and any comments not related to exactly that will be deleted, as will anything remotely racist. :) MC - Site Manager. view
A New Free Windows Anti-Malware Suite 3 months 7 hours ago SwanKnight

If you're THAT paranoid, then what are you doing on the internet? I mean, then you might as well unplug your PC and throw away your cell phone. (no sarcasm intended)

There's nothing to guarantee that security software made by other countries is any better/safer and if you can't trust "every single techie group", then who can you trust to provide you with relevant information about the products you're interested in?

It's not possible to rely solely on your own judgement, no matter how skilled you are. This is true for anything, not just software.

I realize this off-topic and I'm probably adding fuel to the fire, but it's a good read in my opinion.

https://medium.com/message/everything-is-broken-81e5f33a24e1

I know that your paranoia is probably not entirely unjustified but I think in the end, it does you more harm than good.

Just my two cents.

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Microsoft Image Composite Editor 3 months 7 hours ago Fairportfan

I've been using ICE for quite a while and i like it a lot - i wasn't aware there was an update.

Tanks.

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A New Free Windows Anti-Malware Suite 3 months 7 hours ago Fairportfan

Kroger's iWireless prepaid mobile phone service sells Coolpad phones, made in China - which have been proven to have a backdoor that reports to command & cotrol servers in China.

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A New Free Windows Anti-Malware Suite 3 months 8 hours ago papavonschoen

Thank you sir! These appear to be very useful sites.

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A New Free Windows Anti-Malware Suite 3 months 8 hours ago KetchupKid

Amen to that!

And if my own USA government is secretly behind any other similar software, I wouldn't trust that any more than the Chinese and Ruskies. But we don't really know, do we? Nope. :/

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A New Free Windows Anti-Malware Suite 3 months 9 hours ago pecarroll

Sorry, anything computer-wise, especially in the area of safety, that's made in China or Russia is off limits. Don't care if every single techie group says its okay, I don't trust those countries and their abilities to "backdoor".

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Best Free Drive Cloning Software 3 months 13 hours ago BrollyLSSJ

Just a note: Version 6 of Macrium is the paid version. Version 6 as free version will be released "soon" (whenever that is). The latest free version is 5.3.7299.

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A New Free Windows Anti-Malware Suite 3 months 18 hours ago snakyjake

How much can "security" suites from China be trusted?

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Running A Small Business? Free CRM Software. 3 months 18 hours ago bernardz 750 targets is tiny, I would suggest SugarCRM I think the open source version is 6.x https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SugarCRM http://www.sugarcrm.com/download view
YouCam 5 for Free: CyberLink in association with Gizmo's Freeware 3 months 19 hours ago George.J Are you sure you downloaded the product from the promotional link that I've given in the article. After you input your name and e-mail id, you will get the download link in your mail id. I tried installing Zemana AntiLogger Free, it gave me no alerts during install. Are you using the Free version or Pro version? Moreover the downloaded file appears as YouCam_5.0.4628a.0_HW_STD_DE_Standard_YUC141222-05.exe and not as Setup.exe as shown in your screenshots. About your screenshots 4. It's the error message you got after blocking the requests 3. wingdi.dll means Windows Graphics Device Interface. YouCam is supposed to interact with it because it's supposed to interact with your webcam and show the output on the screen. Here's info about it 2. YouCamservice.exe is the Cyberlink service and it's a signed (verified) digital application. It's a webcam logger, because it's supposed to interact with it 1. Zemana is not just a keylogger app but a screen-logger, webcam-logger and clipboard-logger. If any app is trying to use any of these logging services it will alert the user. Since Youcam is supposed to work with your webcam, it displays that alert. Most of all during these kind of alerts, as you can see in your screenshots you can see this message, "Do not click Allow unless this is a legitimate application". And yes as you can see just below that, its a verified application from Cyberlink, so you are perfectly safe to execute the installer. These kind of problems arise when you set heuristic levels to high. view
YouCam 5 for Free: CyberLink in association with Gizmo's Freeware 3 months 22 hours ago mchldpy

@ Gibbs.Slap,
Sorry about the delay. I installed to a sandbox and then remembered I had excluded the sandbox in Avira (while trying to validate a comment that a certain germ was able to escape sandboxes) and when trying to scan the sandbox manually, noticed the Avira context menu scan item was missing. After jumping through hoops trying to make it re-appear, I installed the newest (offline) version and now, since they've changed something, myself and others now have Avira telling us that Windows F/W is not activated (it nor the Win. Sec. Center has ever been) along with some other weird stuff. The context menu scan item is back so after I get Zamana I'll try again. So i positively understand, you got the (posted below) results how?
(you at first say "their download location" then you say "their install location" my apologies if I'm missing it, which I must be. ha.

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YouCam 5 for Free: CyberLink in association with Gizmo's Freeware 3 months 1 day ago tarryB

"Whenever I encounter instances like this, 95% of the time the main culprits are:..."

Incidences like what?

Best wishes,

tarryB

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YouCam 5 for Free: CyberLink in association with Gizmo's Freeware 3 months 1 day ago tarryB

"So I am pleased by this free offer brought to us by George.J

Thank you,

tarryB"

Guess you missed this bit right at the end of my post!!

Best wishes,

tarryB

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YouCam 5 for Free: CyberLink in association with Gizmo's Freeware 3 months 1 day ago Gibbs.Slap

These are different warnings than I got when I changed the suggested download location to my Programs file when I first downloaded it. I decided to go with their suggested Install file to see if that made a difference which it did. These are the warning I got by using their Install location.

http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb170/kahsr/Zemana%201_zpsjzry8tnn.gif

http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb170/kahsr/Zemana%202_zpsk9wl8wpo.gif

http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb170/kahsr/Zemana%203_zpsgsjnae9u.gif

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I would have to believe I received this "problem" because I blocked the other three requests.

Thanks for responding George.J

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Play The Murder Detective In This Superb Game 3 months 1 day ago KetchupKid

Episode 2 is only $1.10 but there are no other PC episodes. Episode 3 is not available for PC, so we'll assume future episodes will be the same.

I haven't played #1 yet, but it looks like the type of game I enjoy.

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Thank You for Donating 3 months 1 day ago papawdalton

Long time supporter. There's not a place or a person I trust more for the best in free software. I believe Gizmo looks out for our best interest as if it was his own. Every time I donate I don't feel like I gave equal to what I've received, but yet, a real gift doesn't expect anything more than "Thank you" in return.

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Controversial Advertising Program Now Being Embedded in More Software 3 months 1 day ago MidnightCowboy OpenCandy is far from harmless and anything that seeks to hide itself from view and trick users for financial gain has to be controversial, at least amongst honest folk. Users would never encounter some of the products "suggested" by OpenCandy normally, and in doing so open themselves to significant risk, as detailed in one of the comments below. Complaints about wrapped installers form by far the largest mailbox received at Gizmo's Freeware so unless someone wants to suggest our readers are in some way deficient, then I maintain OpenCandy is a problem and we will do all we can to warn folks about it. MC - Site Manager. view
Controversial Advertising Program Now Being Embedded in More Software 3 months 1 day ago SwanKnight

Personally, I never had any issues with OpenCandy nor have I ever considered it "controversial" to begin with. On the contrary, I have discovered some useful applications through it on more than one occasion.

OpenCandy is legitimate way for developers to earn a little money from the applications that they distribute for free. It's perfectly harmless and all its offerings are always optional.

If you have a problem with OpenCandy, then you're free to look for an alternative. But demonizing it doesn't help anyone.

Adware is not perfect but it's not necessarily evil either.

PS: I'm not affiliated with OpenCandy in any way.

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Best Free Tune-up Program For Computer 3 months 1 day ago MidnightCowboy This comment from the interesting article linked below sums up Softpedia's approach to what they host and may help to overcome the confusion. "@geek — Download portals like Softpedia & MajorGeeks do not bundle 3rd-party installers with their own in-house wrappers or offers. You have overlooked the sad reality that some freeware installers are bundled with crapware by their own developers. Or are you expecting Softpedia & MajorGeeks to unbundle such installers as an extra service ? sunglasses Using the article's example of the Unlocker 1.9.2 installer downloaded from Softpedia, the reason why this installer offered Delta Toolbar is because Unlocker's developer himself had bundled the installer with Delta Toolbar. You get the same Delta Toolbar offer alongside Unlocker 1.9.2 even when you download the installer from the official Unlocker site (ie. the developer's Empty Loop website). The only way to avoid this is to choose the portable version which is v 1.9.0. (Accordingly, Unlocker 1.9.0 Portable is also available at Softpedia, w/o any extra wrapper of course.) Unfortunately, not all freeware developers offer crapware-free portable/ non-installer versions, even if users are willing to settle for older versions that might be more buggy & more insecure. Note: A recent UI change saw Softpedia downplaying its advisory about crapware-bundled 3rd-party installers. The advisory is now relegated to a brief mention at the sidebar, eg. "What's new in Unlocker 1.9.2 [...] Promotional feature: Fully optional Delta toolbar". Personally, I prefer Softpedia's previously detailed & explicit advisory about "ad-supported installation", even if it comes at the end of the software's article". https://discuss.howtogeek.com/t/yes-every-freeware-download-site-is-serv... MC - Site Manager. view
Best Free Tune-up Program For Computer 3 months 1 day ago BobC

Yes, it was Softpedia. Not every S/W they make available contains crapware. Also, I did not mean to imply that Softpedia actually inserts the crapware in those offerings that contain it. However, you know a piece of S/W is xxMB and when you get a yyKB download "installer", you can bet it will typically load crapware, hi-jack your browser's home page, etc. Most will give you an option to skip it (too many only give you that option via the "Customize" route).

So when you down some S/W from Softpedia and its yyKB in size and then download the same S/W from a site like Majorgeeks or Filehippo, and its xxMB in size, yu know the smaller one is an installer for crapware.

Along this lines, I also have a beef with Flash Player. I use Firefox and whenever I get a Flash Player alert to download the newest update, you get a checkbox - already checked - to also install McAfee A/V. I do not care for it and do not find it as reliable as other A/V S/W. If you happen to install it, you need a special S/W package (MCPR - McAfee ESD) to uninstall it. BTW, they are not the only A/V S/W hat requires a special package to uninstall. Avast is another (see avastclear).

I understand that some outfits have a business model that depends on ads, installing other S/W (ala FP), etc. I have no problem with it as long as they are up front and open about it and not burying it to catch some unaware user - considering most home users are not that savvy - to them a PC is another home appliance - turn it on like a TV and go!

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Best Free Tune-up Program For Computer 3 months 1 day ago MidnightCowboy Agreed. Sounds more like Softonic to me. MC - Site Manager. view
Best Free Tune-up Program For Computer 3 months 1 day ago George.J "I also used to like Softpedia, but then they started the same thing as CNET and I no longer use them." Are you sure you talking about Softpedia, because it has never went with bundling adware with it's products. view
Best Free Android Apps -Updated 2015 3 months 1 day ago hiccup

Thanks Jojo Yee great post

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Best Free Lightweight Web Browser 3 months 1 day ago viratpatel823

I think Polarity Browser is one of the most efficient browsers out there.

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YouCam 5 for Free: CyberLink in association with Gizmo's Freeware 3 months 1 day ago MidnightCowboy Good point about the updates George.J. Whenever I encounter instances like this, 95% of the time the main culprits are: System not updated Corrupt system (often resulting from use of registry cleaning type tools) Interference from third party firewall/antivirus or other security program. MC - Site manager. view
YouCam 5 for Free: CyberLink in association with Gizmo's Freeware 3 months 1 day ago George.J Tested and working fine for me on Win 8.1. It's a good thing to keep your computer updated with all the latest updates. view
Website of the Week: Culturally Curious? Check out the Google Cultural Institute 3 months 1 day ago budchekov

Another winner, yes, this one can suck you in for hours!

Thanks again rhiannon. :)

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Best Free Folder Synchronization Utility 3 months 1 day ago naren

https://bvckup2.com/

Release version is not free but last beta version is free.
And one of the known & expert member at Wilders forum mention the beta is rock solid stable & only couple new options are missing. He himself uses it & was a beta tester.
I tried it & quite good, easy with nice GUI.

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YouCam 5 for Free: CyberLink in association with Gizmo's Freeware 3 months 2 days ago tarryB

I didn't notice any keylogging information during the install.
I was informed however during the installation that I would have to install Windows Media Player.
I didn't want to install Windows Media Player or windows Media Feature Pack aka Windows6.3-KB2835517-x64.msu (85.0 MB download) but what's a boy to do when logitech can't provide a working driver for his webcam. Worked on Windows 7 and now doesn't on Windows 8.1 despite downloading their latest driver.
It will fire up the webcam OK but fails on recording a video countdown remains on a loop. I visited Logitech's help forum and at at least one other user had the same problem. That user went backwards and forwards downloading the latest driver then the last but one driver and then extra codecs (never a good sign from advice person - sort of like, have you plugged in your webcam? a question of tech desperation). Nothing worked. The brats need to rebuild their driver again.

So I am pleased by this free offer brought to us by George.J

Thank you,

tarryB

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Best Free File-Based Backup Program 3 months 2 days ago AndyR Thank you for posting that additional information DavidFB. view
Best Free File-Based Backup Program 3 months 2 days ago DavidFB

Thanks for the suggestion. This may work better for me for realtime backup. I use Cobain for routine daily backup but files I use all the time can require a higher level of monitoring. This seems more like FileHamster but fully free.

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Best Free File-Based Backup Program 3 months 2 days ago ole

Went back to Yadis and finally checked the error log. The warning that I was getting was due to a file associated with a new program that was looked at by Yadis when the program opened. Put the bad actor on the "include" filter list (had *.* on the list so do not know why this file is different) and all is well. Certainly dumb of me not to look at the error log when the warning started but it looks like all is well now and can recommend the program.

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Best Free File-Based Backup Program 3 months 2 days ago DavidFB

Hi Ole
As noted in a followup, it turned out NET3.5 was only required for Cobain if you needed to use the Volume Shadow Copy. This isn't needed for routine file backup - just for system files.

I used File Hamster for years for versioning and back-up-on-save of key files and folders. While not presented as free, it does revert to Basic features after the trial and still works fine. However, when I upgraded to Win8, it wanted older .NET so I put it aside.

I've been experimenting with FreeFileSync which also now comes with RealtimeSync.

But yeah - when you get used to software you really like, it can be frustrating when its not maintained.

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YouCam 5 for Free: CyberLink in association with Gizmo's Freeware 3 months 2 days ago George.J To the readers: I have Qihoo 360 TS installed on my machine with Avira engine enabled. It didn't find any infections for the downloaded .exe file or during program installation. I installed Zemana Anti-keylogger Free and tried to install again, and I didn't get alerts during installation or anytime during Face-Login to Windows. I never got the Face-Login feature for websites to work though. So am completely clueless what you are talking about. I'd like you guys to post the screenshots for the keylogger or virus detections for Qihoo 360 and Zemana Anti-keylogger. Cyberlink is a reputed company with world-class products and Softpedia has given a 100% clean certificate for YouCam download on their download page. view
YouCam 5 for Free: CyberLink in association with Gizmo's Freeware 3 months 2 days ago Gibbs.Slap

mchldpy,

Very good question, I hope George gets back to us on that.

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YouCam 5 for Free: CyberLink in association with Gizmo's Freeware 3 months 2 days ago Gibbs.Slap

Sorry, I wouldn't know how to do either of your suggestions, I am curios for an answer though. I would like to know what you find out when using a sandbox.

I did however install it w/0 allowing the keyloggers but the program will not function w/o them installed.

It also wants to take "control" of your webcam which I did allow because of the nature of the program.

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Best Free File-Based Backup Program 3 months 2 days ago ole

DavidFB, Cobain's need for NET3.5 is problematic for me as new/updated software that I use requires higher versions.

For a long time I used Yadis which was very reliable and backed up in real time with versioning. However, Yadis started throwing errors although the backups were still OK. So, then switched to AutoBak which also supports versioning in real time. It worked OK but recently interacted with hardware or software and crashed the computer. Checking the AutoVer forums, etc. I found that crashes have been an ongoing problem for at least a couple of years.

I like using real time backups but other than Yadis and AutoVer I don't know of any others. So based on this review I think I’ll give Yadis another shot to see if something on my computer might have changed and it works OK now. If not I'll work down through the recommended programs.

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Bring Web Analytics To Your Own Browsing Habits 3 months 2 days ago abrandt

Appreciate your efforts and website. Thank you!

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YouCam 5 for Free: CyberLink in association with Gizmo's Freeware 3 months 2 days ago mchldpy

George J,
Did you notice the keylogger?

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YouCam 5 for Free: CyberLink in association with Gizmo's Freeware 3 months 2 days ago mchldpy

Has anyone tried extracting the keylogger from the install package or getting rid of it after installation? Curious as to what function it performs. Any passwords it supplies when using the "Facial Recognition Log-in on Websites" feature should be able to be supplied in a list manually. Guess I'll try it in a sandbox or in Returnil.

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Website of the Week: Culturally Curious? Check out the Google Cultural Institute 3 months 3 days ago terrawarra

Nice one rhiannon,
so easy to spend a few hours on this one.... some beautiful old black & white pics which I find magnificent.

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YouCam 5 for Free: CyberLink in association with Gizmo's Freeware 3 months 3 days ago SoftwareBabe

Wow. Great giveaway, BUT, it does add a keylogger and Norton 360 stopped it dead in its tracks. 360 Total Security also stopped it, so I guess this one is a NO GO. I already have CyberLink apps on my W7 PRO quad-core PC, so I know they are good products. But, this one seems to want to do more than I will allow it to do.

Sorry.

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YouCam 5 for Free: CyberLink in association with Gizmo's Freeware 3 months 3 days ago Gibbs.Slap

Downloaded fine on Win 7 Pro but tries to ad a keylogger to my machine (twice). I do not allow any app/program to install keyloggers. Zemana is the program I use to check all installs for such actions.

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YouCam 5 for Free: CyberLink in association with Gizmo's Freeware 3 months 3 days ago runbei

Installer crashes on Win7 Pro.

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YouCam 5 for Free: CyberLink in association with Gizmo's Freeware 3 months 3 days ago Schitti

thank you Cyberlink & gizmo's!

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