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8 weeks 2 days ago Find Out What's In Thousands Of Household Products Bruce_Fraser

Slightly misleading title.
That website doesn't give a "recipe" of ingredients. It simply lists those ingredients which may be harmful. It says nothing at all about the remaining components.

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8 weeks 2 days ago How to Replace Windows XP with Linux for Free d1hu

Thanks a lot for this terrific article. I have a question regarding the bootloader.

If you choose the recommended option to overwrite the Windows bootloader so that both boot options will be displayed, and later decide to no longer use Linux, how is the original bootloader setting restored? Is it done manually in the Bios? Thanks.

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8 weeks 3 days ago Best Free Disk De-fragmenter alease

really need this to try to correct my computer

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8 weeks 3 days ago How to Replace Windows XP with Linux for Free George.J

Wish i could use it full time, if I wasn't testing software and playing games :D

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8 weeks 3 days ago If You're Using Windows XP You Need To Read This MidnightCowboy

Dedoimedo has now published an outstanding step by step guide showing how to replace Windows XP with Linux for free here. MC - Site Manager.

http://www.techsupportalert.com/content/how-replace-windows-xp-linux-fre...

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8 weeks 3 days ago How to Replace Windows XP with Linux for Free MidnightCowboy

Indeed. It has taken a while to produce this and I'm sure all will agree Dedoimedo has done an outstanding job with it. MC - Site Manager.

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8 weeks 3 days ago How to Replace Windows XP with Linux for Free runbei

Dedo has done it again - an excellent, entertaining review. I've used Linux Mint alongside Windows for about 10 years - used it exclusively for 2 1/2 years. It's quite wonderful once you get it installed and tweaked to your liking. Lovely to run a secure operating system...

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8 weeks 3 days ago Best Free Tune-up Program For Computer mehman

MC - Thanks for the update.

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8 weeks 3 days ago Best Free Media Player sicknero

Thanks for sharing Panzer. I liked the look of this as a lightweight MPlayer front-end. The program itself is quick to start and file-load times and subsequent resource usage are pretty good too.

The audio extractor is a nice touch and something I could see myself using quite a lot if it were better implemented... at the moment it's just a bolt-on tool (you load the video separately rather than extract from the one you're watching and it lacks the ability to select just a section of video from which to rip audio). Winamp DSP is always useful to me but Exm crashes every time I try to point it to a DSP folder.

For me it could do with the option of a more minimal interface (hide-able controls and menus etc) and the integrated social sharing buttons aren't something that appeals to me. Given that it's still pretty new though and still in beta, I'll probably keep an eye out to see how it develops.

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8 weeks 3 days ago Best Free Web Site Ripper tom4455

New version of HTTrack: Version 3.48-13 (06/08/2014)

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8 weeks 4 days ago Best Free File or Disk Catalog Organizer sicknero

Yes exactly. DEP3 can be slow precisely because it can extract and store so much information about the data that it catalogues.

Personally I don't need all that so I find it easier to use VVV which has far fewer configuration options.

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8 weeks 4 days ago Free Mail Collector - All Email Accounts in One Place br1anstorm

I have revived this old thread to see if anyone else has found the same problem as me - and in the hope someone will be able to advise.

I have had a GMX account for several years. Soon after setting it up, I used Mail Collector to fetch my emails from another account (with Yahoo). Later on I revised the setting so that it ceased to collect new emails from that account.

Now I want to resume that mail collection. But when I input the relevant details of the Yahoo account, I get a popup in the GMX page saying "that provider is not supported".

My message to GMX help has generated only an irrelevant and unhelpful automated response.

Has anyone else had problems getting GMX Mail Collector to collect from Yahoo (or indeed other) email accounts?

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8 weeks 4 days ago Best Free File or Disk Catalog Organizer DavidFB

Thanks for the notes.
If you want speed and search functions, I'd turn off things like thumbnails. But if you use photos and images a lot, it would be slower but that may be a function you find very useful.

Depends on needs.

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8 weeks 4 days ago Best Free File or Disk Catalog Organizer sicknero

It's a cataloguer.

http://tjelinek.com/main.php?section=dd

The installer can be extracted and run portably (although it will auto-create a data folder in My Docs and profile settings in AppData).

The program itself is packed with all sorts of functions, it will catalogue the contents of archives, add thumbnails for pictures in the catalogue etc, all of which is configurable.

It's not been updated since 2010 but it's very good, I've used it for years although I find VVV a bit more straightforward and faster on the whole.

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8 weeks 4 days ago This Disk Activity Indicator Has An Incredible Additional Feature Jorpho

Good ol' Sysinternals Process Monitor would be the way I'd go. But this looks nice too.

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8 weeks 4 days ago If You're Using Windows Remote Desktop You Need To Read This rob.schifreen

Thanks SyDiko, that's helpful. However, changing the port won't fool a determined hacker - there are plenty of free tools that will look for RDP services on whatever port they happen to be on. You should certainly change the name of the default administrator account although, from Windows 7 onwards, that account is disabled by default anyway, so no attacker will be able to use it unless you explicitly enable it.

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8 weeks 4 days ago Best Free File or Disk Catalog Organizer DavidFB

Nope.
You have file managers (a different category) and you have off-line disc index/catalogues. These tools are designed to find files in non-attached storage. Even perhaps on a network.

on-line and off-line tools are quite different.

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8 weeks 4 days ago Best Free File or Disk Catalog Organizer DavidFB

Have loaded about 1/4 of my discs into VVV. It works very well. The default (which can be controlled) is to also index metadata in audio files. So discs with a bunch of music will take much longer to index and may even show as "Not Responding". But all the discs have worked if I let it do its thing. Regular files index very quickly. And the search is fast. This is so much better than what I was using.

A couple of quick Startup tips.
First you use New to create a catalogue. Then you click catalogue (the disc icon) to add a volume to the catalogue. Give it a name - I use a number series so the discs are easily browsed in time sequence. These will then list in Physical view.

To Search, click Search and select Contains first.

All can be exported to CSV.
The only thing it doesn't do I'm used to is index ZIP file contents but thats not a biggy for me.

The main key of course with any of these tools is good labelling. You won't be able to find it easily if you don't name folders and files in searchable terms.

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8 weeks 4 days ago Best Free Download Manager naren

You didn't added it to the "to be reviewed" list.

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8 weeks 4 days ago Best Free Download Manager naren

It stopped my internet connection too. I too didn't like that it changes network connection.

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8 weeks 4 days ago This Disk Activity Indicator Has An Incredible Additional Feature rob.schifreen

According to the forum on Sourceforge, this uses 49 MB while DiskLED uses 4. Personally I have 16 GB of RAM on this machine so 49 MB is not a problem. And it's a portable app, so you get the memory back when you've finished using it.

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8 weeks 4 days ago This Disk Activity Indicator Has An Incredible Additional Feature MidnightCowboy

There are a few configurable meters that enable this too, including the big boys, Rainmeter and Samurize (the latter not supporting current systems). A couple of the simpler ones might interest someone. MC - Site Manager.

http://www.softpedia.com/get/System/Hard-Disk-Utils/DriveGLEAM.shtml
http://perso.accelance.net/~pesoft/trm/us_trm.html

... and if you like lots of flashing lights...

http://www.softpedia.com/get/System/System-Info/Glint.shtml

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8 weeks 4 days ago This Disk Activity Indicator Has An Incredible Additional Feature Skrell

I heard that this program uses a TON of resources while DiskLED uses like 4MB of RAM, is that true?

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8 weeks 4 days ago Best Free Tune-up Program For Computer MidnightCowboy

The product is also still available as freeware from Softpedia. I have changed our download link to reflect this although it does look destined to disappear as freeware altogether at some point. MC - Site Manager.

http://www.softpedia.com/get/Tweak/System-Tweak/360Amigo-System-Speedup-...

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8 weeks 4 days ago This Disk Activity Indicator Has An Incredible Additional Feature BearPup

I've been using this program for some time now as I can't see the hard drive light on my computer. But this was a trick that I didn't know existed in the program. Thanks for 'expanding' the capabilities of this tool.

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8 weeks 4 days ago This Disk Activity Indicator Has An Incredible Additional Feature Faziri

I use DiskLED, a tiny systray light that can be set to measure any WMI event (disk read/write, network traffic, ram usage, pagefile hits, etc)

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8 weeks 4 days ago Best Free Tune-up Program For Computer mehman

360Amigo System Speedup is no longer freeware. It has now become Avira System Speedup, since Avira bought it out.

On Majorgeeks site, the software is no longer available. However it is still available on Cnet.

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8 weeks 4 days ago Best Free File Manager OptometristPrime

Actually, while yes it is mostly for those things, it is also a file manager. It has great capabilities, plus file ratings. The image viewing capabilities make it best for managing photos, but it can be used for regular file management. It's only flaw is the lack of tabs or panes. It's highly customizable & lets you manage all of your files like all the other file managers.

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8 weeks 4 days ago Best Free File Archiver-Zip Utility Home User

*Easy 7-Zip*

An improved version of 7-Zip based on the latest 7-Zip version!

[http://www.e7z.org/]

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8 weeks 4 days ago Best Free Desktop Search Utility Panzer

JVP-Voyager:
http://www.go2jvp.com/jvp-voyager-desktop.html

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8 weeks 4 days ago Best Free Screen Session Recorder George.J

Active Presenter 4.0 released :)

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8 weeks 4 days ago Best Free Screen Session Recorder George.J

Go to this link: http://atomisystems.com/activepresenter/recording-features/ and then to Audio Narration and click the video. It'll guide you how to set up the audio device.

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8 weeks 4 days ago Best Free File Manager Anupam

This category is about file managers, whereas XNView is a graphics viewer and image manager, and therefore does not belong in this category.

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8 weeks 4 days ago Best Free File Manager OptometristPrime

XYplorer is nice, but another great one is XNView. It doesn't have too much capability for tabbed or pane folder navigation, but everything else it does is awesome & it has great customization!

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8 weeks 4 days ago If You're Using Windows Remote Desktop You Need To Read This vandamme

I use Remmina on Linux to RDP into Windows or Linux PCs.

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8 weeks 4 days ago Best Free Antivirus Software andrew1879

I don't know, sorry. I couldn't see it on their website. You could try asking at the Fortinet forums.

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8 weeks 4 days ago Best Free File or Disk Catalog Organizer DavidFB

Probably looking for Windows components that are no longer present. They mention fixing a bug like this but that was long before your comment so evidently they didn't. No longer being developed.

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8 weeks 4 days ago Best Free File or Disk Catalog Organizer DavidFB

Sorry - is this a disc cataloguer or virtual drive software?

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8 weeks 4 days ago Best Free File or Disk Catalog Organizer DavidFB

Cathy doesn't support Win8.

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8 weeks 4 days ago Best Free File or Disk Catalog Organizer DavidFB

Thanks for the tips.
I've been using DiscCat for years but it's no longer giving decent search results with nearly 200 catalogues. Really annoying when I know its there but its not finding the disc#.

With Cathy not supporting 64 bit properly, thats off the table. I need a database, not Gentibus's extras. Visual CD has not been updated in years. Several people pointed to issues with proprietary formats. No desire to re-catalogue repeatedly.

Virtual Volumes View looks like a great choice - thanks for the review James. The site mentions a prior issue with corrupt MP3 files thats fixed - that may address Geerts issue.

Doesn't appear to search inside Zip files like DiscCat or Visual CD.

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8 weeks 5 days ago Put A Bing Search Box On Your Desktop. Stunning Wallpapers Optional. Aretas

Thanks, Rob. I am sticking to my silence.

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

Thanks, looks interesting. I'll add it to the list.

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

I did install XDM before, and it changed my proxy config upon uninstallation, and I had to reset it to get back internet connection. I might not review this product after all, but it held great promise. :(

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

Allright, do they provide offline database definitions updates like Avast, Avira, AVG? Also I couldn't find a way to pause/stop definition updates...

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8 weeks 5 days ago How to Search Tweets Without Being Signed Up on Twitter Kahomono

Whoops. The last time I used it you could do so anonymously.

Not that signing into Twitter is anything because you can create and delete Twitter accounts like using and discarding Kleenex. So the only reason to do it this way is Because You Can.

But Twitterfall is a richer set of features.

Whatever

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8 weeks 5 days ago Best Free Antivirus Software Chiron

This seems to be just an assertion. This does not necessarily mean it is true. Have you found any other sources which back this up. I found many which linked back to this same article, but are there any which have reached the same conclusion through analysis of the product itself?

Thanks.

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8 weeks 5 days ago How to Search Tweets Without Being Signed Up on Twitter Geert

>> Welcome to Twitterfall
>> To get started you must sign in with Twitter
So, this is no real alternative since the title of the article was "How to search tweets WITHOUT being signed up on twitter"

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8 weeks 5 days ago Memrise a new Language Sudhakar_Jha

A very usefull APP.

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8 weeks 5 days ago How to Search Tweets Without Being Signed Up on Twitter Kahomono

Also have a look at Twitterfall.com - A very visually compelling way of watching your search targets in real time

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8 weeks 5 days ago Best Free Media Player Panzer

ExMplayer:

Features:

- 3D video playback support
- Volume booster
- Seekview
- Audio extractor
- Audio converter
- Media cutter
- 10 band audio equalizer
- video equalizer
- Winamp dsp plugins support
- 8 Audio effect filters
- 17 Video effect filters
- Configurable keyboard shortcuts and mouse:

http://exmplayer.sourceforge.net/index.html

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8 weeks 5 days ago Best Free Download Manager naren

Hey Reviewer
When you test Xtreme Download Manager, it changes network connection, is this good? Why it changes network connection? Can you plzz tell me what are those changes?
XDM is detected as malware at VT.
Previously 6-7 scanners detected it as malware.
Latest report 1 scanner detects it as malware.
https://www.virustotal.com/en/file/e6f223b502de73331c8920cd4f283d5dc92d4...

http://xdman.sourceforge.net/

[Moderator's note: Link to software page added. Please include a link when suggesting software.]

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8 weeks 5 days ago Best Free Antivirus Software MidnightCowboy

Your other post was deleted because of the racist content. Implying that something Chinese, or from any other source for that matter, must be bad will not be tolerated here. MC - Site Manager.

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8 weeks 5 days ago Best Free PC Games Panzer

Star wars:
http://www.minionsoft.com/wordpress/?page_id=160

Mega Rankin Quest:
http://gamejolt.com/games/rpg/mega-rankin-quest/22203/

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8 weeks 5 days ago Best Free Antivirus Software Oldspice68

Seeing as my last post was deleted, because I dared to mention SERIOUS privacy issues with 360, check out this link.

http://www.ibtimes.com/privacy-issues-chinas-qihoo-360-technology-which-...

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8 weeks 5 days ago Best Free CD-DVD Burning Software jrlandau

After installing ImgBurn I have a lot of unwanted popups (Firefox). I uninstalled ImgBurn but the popups remain, and I don't know how to get rid of them, but I sure would like to.

I recommend against installing this program.

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8 weeks 5 days ago Best Free Text Editors muhammad.ahmad....

Hello everyone! My name is Muhammad Ahmad Mujtaba and I am the new section manager of the site and I will be controlling the "Best Free Text Editors" section.

But first,how a text editor software is created and used, highly depends upon what and how a user wants from it besides everyone has one's own taste regarding how one uses it's text editor.
If someone is normal user, he might just accept only the builtin platform plain text editor, notepad[Windows], gedit[Ubuntu, Debian = Linux] or SimpleText [Mac OS X].
But if there is an author who is interested in create free writing who will likely to have his hands on gedit, leafpad, notepad -neat, clean & easy to use- text editors.
If anyone of you is either a programmer or a designer, he will definitely look for more than a simple text editor, may be a semi-IDE[Integrated Development Environment], or syntax higlighting and coloring text editors.
There are a lot of uses and lots of users, but there's one thing is common. They all need be single focused and easy to use text editors.No one appreciate complexity for just a simple task of writing.

This introduction ends with that I'll try my best to provide you best text editors out of internet and provide you updated information on how they're best and what else you can know new about a text editor.

Please, stay connected :)

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8 weeks 5 days ago Best Free Antivirus Software andrew1879

I don't think that there is unfortunately. At least not for the free FortiClient.

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

Is there any offline installer for Forticlient?

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8 weeks 5 days ago Best Free Antivirus Software andrew1879

In the current version of FortiClient (5.2.0.0519) the UI has been changed so that there is no longer an "Update now" button. Version 5.0 also updated automatically for me though, except when my firewall (Privatefirewall) blocked it and needed some configuration to allow the various FortiClient processes.

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8 weeks 5 days ago Best Free Program Uninstaller Epsilon

Really love your anal ogy. A bit of colour in comments makes them more enjoyable to read.

Cheers.

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8 weeks 5 days ago Best Free Drive Cloning Software movrshakr

The write ups do not much discuss the situation of each program with respect to UEFI, GPT, and secure boot--common on recent machines. I read on other forums that these are real issues with some imaging programs.

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8 weeks 5 days ago If You're Using Windows Remote Desktop You Need To Read This godzonekid

rob.schifreen states: One of the most useful features built into Windows (but not sadly in the home versions) is Remote Desktop.

To which I say HOORAY. Just one less thing we have to worry about.

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8 weeks 5 days ago If You're Using Windows Remote Desktop You Need To Read This godzonekid

..."and now you have a pretty beefy 10-character password that would take any brute-force attempt something like 500 years to complete."

This needs a caveat... while it "could" take 500 years to complete it "could" also fluke it on the very first combination attempted. People seem to forget that.

Brute force attacks brings up a combination, then tries it, if unsuccessful, brings up another combination and so on.

Generally though, brute force attacks start with the usual suspects, you know them, password, 12345, notmypassword, abcdefg etc.

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8 weeks 6 days ago Best Free Download Manager naren

Hey Reviewer

A new free download manager/accelerator. Plzz review this too.
Download Ninja
http://downloadninja.com/

Lot more info here
http://malwaretips.com/threads/download-ninja-new-internet-download-mana...

Regards
Naren

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8 weeks 6 days ago If You're Using Windows Remote Desktop You Need To Read This SyDiko

While Remote Desktop has been around forever, its still one of the best features Windows has to offer. As an IT guy/Developer, I'm not sure how anyone that manages computers/servers could live without it!! :)

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8 weeks 6 days ago If You're Using Windows Remote Desktop You Need To Read This SyDiko

No problem at all. :)

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8 weeks 6 days ago If You're Using Windows Remote Desktop You Need To Read This rob.schifreen

It depends what you want to do. I personally spend around 20 hours a week using Remote Desktop, and have just spent the past 9 hours using it today, to build and configure 5 separate servers from scratch. It does everything I need to do, without requiring any additional software be installed.

It's even better when used with a free RDC Manager, such as the one from Microsoft at http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=21101

Primitive is good sometimes. :)

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8 weeks 6 days ago If You're Using Windows Remote Desktop You Need To Read This rseiler

Even easier: use something like Teamviewer or Remote Utilities--both free--instead. RD might seem primitive by comparison.

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8 weeks 6 days ago Free Downloadable PDF Tech Guides and Tutorials G.R

the best tech guide website ever lol

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8 weeks 6 days ago If You're Using Windows Remote Desktop You Need To Read This eikelein

SyDiko, THANK YOU!

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8 weeks 6 days ago Best Free File Copy Utility sicknero

Thanks for the pointer George : )

I have trouble with TeraCopy on large jobs ... for me it tends to hang my system when left alone to copy files for several hours. I was just DuckDuckGo-ing for an alternative that has a pause option, and your comment here popped up which has made my day. I find FastCopy much more reliable than TeraCopy and the only thing missing for me was a pause function. It hadn't even occured to me try using the speed slider.

Thank you!

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8 weeks 6 days ago Put A Bing Search Box On Your Desktop. Stunning Wallpapers Optional. danielson

This Bing desktop is nice, kind of replaces Clickto which has become shareware.

You wonder now why Microsoft can't come up with a decent browser...
If they would only hire the guy who did NetCaptor, then i think Google would have to do more than just fix bugs. Ha!

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8 weeks 6 days ago Best Free File-Based Backup Program AndyR

Hi crombierob, You also have the option to create a Linux based boot CD / ISO though the Win PE CD / ISO is much more comprehensive (as in you have almost all the same options available to you, as you have discovered) what I tend to do is have the Win PE ISO stored in the same location as my current weekly backups and use EasyBCD to create a boot from ISO menu entry for it, so I have two boot options Win7 and also Aomei Win PE, whilst this method has its advantages and disadvantages depending on what it is you wish to do and should not be used as your only emergency recovery method, though for day to day use I find that method is more convenient for me personally.

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8 weeks 6 days ago Best Free Antivirus Software MidnightCowboy

I'll need to take another look at this as soon as I have the time but the updates were certainly not automatic on my machine. Furthermore, the FortiClient 5 documentation (page 69) refers only to the use of the manual "update now" button, unless the software is being used in conjunction with their commercial FortiManager. MC - Site Manager.

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8 weeks 6 days ago Best Free File-Based Backup Program crombierob

I just downloaded all of the free versions from AOMEI
Make sure you'all get the bigger download (does XP and later OS's)
Even if you only need it for Win 7/8 get the other one (XP and Win 7/8)
The reason being with the bigger one, you can create a bootable Win PE CD.
And if you follow my instructions and only image when Windows is closed (ie use a bootable CD), then only the Win PE CD allows that.

Rob

PS I have the latest FF, and CANNOT LOG IN to here to make comments. Had to use an alternate browser (Comodo Dragon)

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8 weeks 6 days ago Best Free Antivirus Software andrew1879

I switched to FortiClient a few weeks ago too. The signature updates are automatic.
By default the software itself will only display an alert when a software update is available, but there is an option in File > Settings "Automatically download and install updates". Note that this option does not refer to the signature updates--which are always automatic in my experience--but to FortiClient itself.
So far I think FortiClient is worth a look - high detection rates, fairly lightweight and needs virtually no user interaction. The web filter is a nice bonus too. But I would like an option to not install its VPN component because it's useless for an average home user and it installs unnecessary virtual network adaptors.

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8 weeks 6 days ago Best Free File-Based Backup Program AndyR

Hi, Thank you for your input and suggestions, you make a valid point regarding if the backup files will still remain or not after uninstalling the software as I do recall one I tested a couple of years ago actually deleted the backed up files though I do not recall exactly what its name was / is offhand.

The general guideline for any form of sensitive backup data is to keep it off the main system as in use a removable HDD for example to store the backups. However in most cases the software will create it's own file type extension that is not compatible with similar software, there are way's and means around this in certain circumstances but that is not for me to advise here as you can get in a very big mess real quickly.

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8 weeks 6 days ago Best Free File-Based Backup Program AndyR

Hi jeffegil, Thanks for the additional information. I plan to update the reviews that need doing so ASAP including AOMEI Backupper, incidentally that is the one I am currently using for a personal backup solution.

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8 weeks 6 days ago How to Search Tweets Without Being Signed Up on Twitter David Roper

I am into Facebook but not Twitter. This is exciting for me. Yeah, I am 71 years old.

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9 weeks 3 min ago Additional µTorrent Settings chinamike

I am troubled that the articles pro and against IP filtering are SEVEN YEARS OLD! I really would hope there would be something much more current on the subject. I personally use IP filters because, hey--how could it hurt NOT TO?
I also use an anonymous proxy (usually out of China or Russia) in my P2P client and I verify it with a torrent IP checker (IPmagnet).
I have never in six years of downloading torrents, received one of those letters from my ISP.

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9 weeks 1 hour ago Best Free File-Based Backup Program jeffegil

AOMEI Backupper DOES support file and folder backup now.
Download free version 2.0.1 from their site.

http://www.backup-utility.com/help/file-backup.html

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9 weeks 6 hours ago If You're Using Windows Remote Desktop You Need To Read This SyDiko

I'd like to shine some additional light on this topic, because technically any publicly facing computers can suffer from brute-force attacks regardless of the port. And, what I mean by, 'publicly facing' is a computer that can be accessed from the internet or outside of your network.

If you are worried about a brute-force attack on your publicly facing machine then you may want to also look into:

Changing the port of the RDP protocol
- As stated in the article, 3389 is the default RDP port, but this can be changed...GOOGLE IT!

Change the Name of your Administrator account
- Either change the name or disable the account altogether.

Set Complex passwords (10+ combination of upper, lower, and special characters) on your admin account(s)
- Shouldn't have to explain this, but complexity negates brute-force by sheer time constraints. For example, lets say you use the word password, as a password. It's already 8 characters in length, and now lets add some complexity following the above algorithm. I changed password to "p@$sw0rD* and now you have a pretty beefy 10-character password that would take any brute-force attempt something like 500 years to complete. Yeah, I don't think a hacker has the patience to wait that long, but you get my point! :)

Setting up a Home VPN
- Not to be confused with anonymous web surfing services. With a VPN, you wont need your RDP box publicly facing, therefore you are safe from brute-force attacks. However, any computer that you want to use to access your Remote PC will need to be connected to your VPN. If you forget to disconnect or anything like that, you will be subject to attack by your own negligence.

IP/MAC Filtering
- At your router level, only allow access to certain IP and/or mac addresses.

There a few more avenues for additional layers of security, but the above are the easiest to setup.

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9 weeks 8 hours ago Put A Bing Search Box On Your Desktop. Stunning Wallpapers Optional. rob.schifreen

:)

Have a look at Focus At Will. It's a (paid-for) service which is like an online radio station, but scientifically designed to help you concentrate and be productive. I actually find it really helpful. You can listen for free for 60 minutes, to a set of tunes which then repeat, if you want to try it out. I actually pay for this service because I find it very useful (and, it must be said, because they made me a very good offer to tempt me back after I initially cancelled!).

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9 weeks 9 hours ago Best Free Download Manager Spy

I used different download managers in the past, then switched to Free Download Manager since some years, and I fully agree with this article, its one of the best download manager.

It splits the file that is being downloaded in such a way that it makes the download faster than other download managers.

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9 weeks 11 hours ago Put A Bing Search Box On Your Desktop. Stunning Wallpapers Optional. Aretas

And I thought I was the only person left in the world who can't stand pictures as desktops, or pictures on mouse mats. But then I can't work with the radio on either.

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9 weeks 19 hours ago Tips and Tricks for Ubuntu after Installation [Ubuntu 14.04] adoptapet

Excellent and helpful tips for Ubuntu 14.04; saved me loads of time and energy. And at 72, that means a lot. Been using Linux since RedHat, Mandriva, and Suse first hit the store shelves, and this Ubuntu 14.04 is a real winner; runs perfectly on my old Dell Latitude E6400 laptop (about 2006 vintage). Thank you very, very much!!!

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9 weeks 20 hours ago Best Free Download Manager George.J

I'll add a new section for download managers exclusively for downloading from file sharing services.

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9 weeks 20 hours ago Best Free Download Manager George.J

Since am the new editor here, I need some time to test it, but only after completing the review of external download managers.

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9 weeks 20 hours ago Best Free Download Manager George.J

Thank you for your kind words :)

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9 weeks 22 hours ago AxCrypt. It's Good And Bad News. David Roper

I thought Rob down under, and several of us a few months ago starting calling it Crapware. There's Shareware, Freeware, Public Domain, Commercial or Boxware, and Crapware.

There's nothing wrong with a developer offering it as Shareware with a time bomb in it after 90 days from Installing. Jim Button made a good living with PCFile.

Crapware will never succeed anywhere.

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9 weeks 1 day ago Best Free Download Manager Remah

George.J, good job. I like the new introduction as it points out useful features which provide good reasons for using a download manager.

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9 weeks 1 day ago Best Freeware Download Sites EldonW

MajorGeeks is not 'limited to tech tools and utilities'. There are 20 different categories including apps for Mac and Android. Be aware though, freeware and shareware are lumped together. For freeware only, click on Top Freeware Picks in the left pane.
Another website for continuously updated portable programs (and games) is PortableApps.com. Only freeware and open source programs are listed.
That said, Gizmo's Freeware provides a usefull comparison between programs and a rating system. It's still the website to beat.

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9 weeks 1 day ago Best Free Download Manager rseiler

Re DownThemAll, I'm baffled by this statement: "However, when you need to download a single large file it's much slower than a standalone download manager."

DTA supports threading like the others, and it's extremely good at maxing out your bandwidth limitations, as long as the server is capable of it. I use it all the time, even for large files, when I find that a regular single-thread download without DTA is slow.

Given this, unless a standalone download manager can EXCEED the amount of bandwidth that you have (which is impossible), I don't see how the statement can be true.

I've used DTA for about 3 or 4 years.

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9 weeks 1 day ago Best Free Download Manager Faziri

Vity's Freerapid is quite awesome too. Very fast and light, monitors the clipboard (I find browser integration to be more annoying than helpful), fancy window decoration is optional instead of mandatory (thankfully), recognizes a lot of hosts from the links, batch links and downloads, etc.

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9 weeks 1 day ago AxCrypt. It's Good And Bad News. SkuterB

I'll second that mouse53, with 1 clarification, I do understand that freeware creators need, want or hope to make money on their software and I will help them when I can.

It always seemed simple to me, IF an adware or toolbar developer is truly proud of their software, all they have to do is add a little blurb during the freeware installation telling you it is available and what it does and then have an UNchecked box where I can opt-in if I am interested.
Having a hidden or difficult to find box that is already checked and I HAVE to opt-out to avoid is underhanded no matter how you look at it.
IMHO That includes Adobe w/McAfee.

I also appreciate Gizmos giving me a heads-up when a program is infected with un-necessary and probably unwanted add-ons.

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9 weeks 1 day ago AxCrypt. It's Good And Bad News. mouse53

Any type of adware, Is malware. Developers need to stop including this kind of garbage in their software. It is not needed nor wanted. Gizmos provides a great service and is trying to protect us from the junk. You guys need to stop bashing the staff at Gizmos, they are only trying to help us and many people don't want to go through all the garbage to install something. It should be a straight forward install, not use the Command promp, not opening the file to pick out the adware exe, or anything of that sort. They, ( Devs ) shouldn't be so hungry they resort to adding crap in their programs just to make a buck.

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9 weeks 1 day ago Best Free PDF Writer Software Anupam

Thanks for sharing your experience.

Generally, I am quite good with spotting the bundled software, and opt-out choices. However, I might have missed this one, as you point out. I will try downloading and installing once again. However, I am not interested in the software anymore. I downloaded and installed Bullzip and it seems to work well, with a test file that I printed.

I used to keep PdfCreator in my toolbox as it was open source, but since they began bundling software with it, which made the installation process too slow a few times, I gave up long ago on it. With much lighter options like Bullzip, I don't think I will try it again.

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9 weeks 1 day ago Best Free Partition Management Software MidnightCowboy

Glad you got it sorted. :) MC

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9 weeks 1 day ago Best Free Partition Management Software rearadmiral

Thanks MC. I didn't think to try the forum. (I might have got myself into a bit of a panic. ;~)

I eventually bit the bullet & used HP's option "Refresh your PC" & it worked a charm. Not sure what went wrong but at least I have a working PC again.

Cheers

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9 weeks 1 day ago Best Free Partition Management Software MidnightCowboy

Please post your issue here in our forum where it will receive greater exposure. MC - Site Manager.
http://www.techsupportalert.com/freeware-forum/system/

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