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Create Your Own Music Mash-Up From MP3 Files 5 years 10 months ago _izzyyyyy

gotta get this done can't wait

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Possibly The Most Detailed PC Info Viewer I've Yet Seen 2 years 9 months ago Zvikai

Hi All,

The software is clean! the code contains only WMI queries and GUI settings.
I can't control the virus alerts of some sites or browsers or AV software...
There is no installer, it is a portable software, just unzip and run it.
The results are based on WMI queries, and the odd dates comes from the WMI response.
It can run only on WMI supported OS.

Enjoy it,
Zvikai - LeeLu Soft

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Possibly The Most Detailed PC Info Viewer I've Yet Seen 2 years 9 months ago Zvikai

Not nice to call coding a joke or fiasco, it is free and does exactly what it says, providing WMI tables information, and it gives a lot of info on many aspects.
If startup commands are so important for you, here is another free and portable utility by me that will provide you a lot of info on that, wrote it many years ago but it is still relevant:
http://www.softpedia.com/get/System/Launchers-Shutdown-Tools/Startup-Discoverer.shtml

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Best Free Video Cutter and Joiner 3 years 10 months ago Zumwalt

I see SPG Video Splitter is on the list to be reviewed.
I tried it, and it install a ton of cr@pware without permission.

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Create Your Own Custom Windows Hotkeys with this Free Utility 4 years 9 months ago zornestech

Is there anything out there that will hotkey a single key. I have a friend with CP and needs to remap a key on windows 7

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Site Suggestions and Feedback 11 months 2 weeks ago zornestech

I just tried to purchase a t-shirt but the link doesn't work

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125 Photo Effects. Normally $99. Free If You're Quick! 5 years 1 month ago zootsocket

This downloaded and installed without fuss - no stealth toolbars or other nasties and a perfectly functional activation procedure.

If you already have photo retouching tools and the know-how to use them, this won't add much to your arsenal. It rather resembles some of the quick editing effects apps available on Android, but on a larger scale.

After about 10 minutes of experimenting with one of the supplied test images the PC (W7 4GB memory) slowed to a crawl and finally stopped, requiring a reboot and suggesting memory issues. The filters did not appear in the filters menu of Photoshop Elements as I expected and I couldn't see any very good reason to invest the time required to find out why not.

The programme uninstalled cleanly with Revo.

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Edit Your MP3 Files On Your PC 4 years 3 weeks ago zootsocket

Agreed. I've never found anything quicker or easier than OcenAudio for simple cuts and splits. No recoding or quality loss and it's cross-platform.

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A Lean And Free Windows Music Player 3 years 7 months ago zootsocket

I've used Foobar2000 for years and it would take a major earthquake to get me to change. It does need some setting up and it's a bit quirky in the way it does it, but some spectacular results can be achieved. Once set up, it's definitely not high maintenance.
A few points that may be of interest:
1) As is the case with some other software packages, you may need to tell it where your copy of LAME is installed to play or rip mp3s. Ditto other codecs, such as FLAC.
2) It includes a very effective and fast ripper for any format whose codec you have installed.
3) It does play by directory, as well as by album/artist/genre/year, provided the necessary data is present in tags.
4) There is a huge range of plugins and extensions available from Hydrogenaudio. Some, like lyrics display are very simple to install and use; others are more esoteric.
5) There are a number of good android control apps available (notably FoobarCon). Once foobar is running you can control playlists etc. via your phone or tablet.
6) Windows only, sadly. I'd love a native Linux version.
7) Actively developed and supported - I think I first used it on XP and it's still going strong. Latest version 2 Nov 2015.

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The Faster Way To Copy Files 3 years 6 months ago zootsocket

Teracopy can be set as the default handler for move and/or copy operations in FreeCommander. I find this a very useful combination. I haven't tried Fastcopy but as it is FreeCommander that lets you specify an external handler of your choice, I see no reason why FC shouldn't work in the same way.

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A Really Nice Office Suite For Free 2 years 10 months ago zootsocket

It seems to write .xls and .doc but not .xlsx and .docx. Maybe that's a full version 'feature'.

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The Easy Way To Disable Windows 10 Telemetry 2 years 10 months ago zootsocket

The contents of the portable zip file are a little unfriendly - make sure you run the right executable. NOT the one at the root level of the archive - which gives an error - but the one at App/SpyBotAntiBeacon/SDAntiBeacon.exe.

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Got A Blurred Photo? Here's How To Sharpen It Up. 2 years 10 months ago zootsocket

Definitely a work in progress. Sharp doesn't work and the rapid version saves a thumbnail - didn't try the others. I can't see the point of this.
There are any number of free image editors for any OS you happen to use that will do this sort of job in an instant.

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Free Ransomware Decryption Utilities 2 years 9 months ago zootsocket

The No More Ransom project was set up in response to the number of these attacks suffered by users in Belgium and the Netherlands. They have also produced a number of decryption tools in conjunction with Europol, Kaspersky and Intel. Details here: https://www.nomoreransom.org/decryption-tools.html. Fortunately I haven't needed to resort to these measures, but if the worst happens it's useful to know what help is available.

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Gizmo's Exclusive: Get This $29.95 Sync Tool Free If You're Quick! 2 years 9 months ago zootsocket

I've been using SyncBack Free for years. It works both ways via FTP.

I haven't used EverySync but recent problematic upgrades to Easeus Partition Master, which I had also been using for years, have made me very suspicious that Easeus have migrated to the dark side(!) and I have abandoned it in favour of Minitool Partition Master.

I would wholeheartedly recommend SyncBack Free which does a first-class job without nags or unwanted intrusions into the user's privacy.

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Let The Badger Help Maintain Your Online Privacy 2 years 5 months ago zootsocket

I've tried all the well-known ad-blockers and HOSTS replacements and sooner or later they all seem to run into this problem. I don't want to waste time endlessly tweaking extensions. I've now turned all blockers off except Disconnect (Chrome/Opera). This is an anti-tracker plugin and is not promoted primarily as an ad-blocker: nevertheless it's the most effective blocker I've tried and causes minimal interference with sites. It is also zero-maintenance.

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The Best Tag-Enabled Note Taking App I Have Found 2 years 4 months ago zootsocket

I keep a complete portable installation of this inside a small Veracrypt container. Keeps all my confidential information, account details etc and is a practical alternative to a password manager. Easy to back up the whole container.
If only there was a linux version...

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Easily Convert YouTube Videos To MP3's For Free 1 year 1 week ago zootsocket

Agreed. 4K Video Downloader does it all. I use it in both Windows and Linux.

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How To Stop Desktop Notifications In Firefox, Chrome, and Opera 10 months 3 weeks ago zootsocket

Totally agree. In fact I was just about to post the same comment when I saw etim had got there before me. The pop-up serves no purpose except to cause exasperation.

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Best Free PC Games 5 months 2 weeks ago zk

I have found this website (https://quickshortcutmakerapk.com) from which I can download any game totally for free using this shortcut key

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Best Free Online Backup 5 years 6 months ago Zirthiel

SugarSync as of late has changed it's stance about the 5GB free accounts. They are now all on a 90 day trial basis. I think you should update the review as soon as possible.

Also thanks for this review it helped me choose an alternative to SugarSync in the form of SpiderOak. ;)

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Best Free BitTorrent Client 6 years 3 weeks ago Zima

1. I use qBittorrent. It's really a good torrent client but needs more features. Very efficient, fast, and high performance client for downloading and seeding.

2. You may need to have uTorrent or Vuze, because some trackers, private trackers and private torrent websites still does not support and accept clients like qBittorrent or Tixati.

3. All of these 4 clients (qBittorrent, Tixati, Vuze and uTorrent) are good.

So I suggest:

Use qBittorrent or Tixati as your primary client and Vuze or uTorrent as your secondary client.

I have qBittorrent and Vuze.

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Best Free BitTorrent Client 6 years 3 weeks ago Zima

I agree with you, Steve. That's the reason why I don't use Tixati. Tixati is a good client but not popular. I compared Tixati to qB (qBittorrent) by downloading same torrents. Some of the trackers does not accept Tixati and reject connections from this client but accept qB. I don't know why they reject Tixati. Not good to see the good Tixati is treated like a bad and poor client.

I was an uT user for years but I don't like it anymore due to its changes. So I've replaced it with qB. qB works well and I don't use uT anymore. uT is good but not as good as old uT in previous years.

Also Vuze is much better than uTorrent. Maybe it's complicated a bit, but if someone use it as her/his main and primary client, I think he/she will like it. Vuze is a feature-rich client. Very good for people who want something more than just downloading and seeding. I use Vuze for creating new torrents and much more.

So using a simple but powerful client like qBittorrent (qB) plus an advanced, popular and well-accepted client like Vuze is my recommendation.

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Optimizing qBittorrent For Speed 6 years 3 weeks ago Zima

Sometimes changing these advanced options maybe helpful:

1. Maximum number of half-open connections

2. Exchange trackers with other peers

3. Always announce to all trackers

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Optimizing qBittorrent For Speed 6 years 3 weeks ago Zima

Good. Thanks.

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Best Free Media Player 6 years 3 weeks ago Zima

1. MPC-BE (Media Player Classic Black Edition):
http://forum.doom9.org/showthread.php?t=165890
http://sourceforge.net/projects/mpcbe/

2. BS.Player:
http://www.bsplayer.com/

3. Zoom Player:
http://www.inmatrix.com/

I recommend MPC-BE and BS.Player.

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Best Free Media Player 6 years 3 weeks ago Zima

You are welcome.

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Best Free Media Player 6 years 3 weeks ago Zima

My favorite media player is MPC-HC. Specially I love these builds:

1. MPC-HC Lite (Nighty Builds):
http://nightly.mpc-hc.org/lite/
Same as MPC-HC but it has no internal filters and codecs. Updated every 4 days.

2. JanWillem32's MPC-HC Builds:
http://forum.doom9.org/showthread.php?t=161047
It has better subtitles renderer and internal renderers. Good for watching anime.

To use them, you need to install external filters. I recommend LAV filters.

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Vuze Help 6 years 3 weeks ago Zima

Is there any way to prevent ISPs from BitTorrent bandwidth throttling? Sometimes my ISP limits BT bandwidth.

Any solution to prevent bandwidth throttling?

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Vuze Help 6 years 3 weeks ago Zima

I have only problem with seeding. Downloading/Leeching works without any problem, but when I want to seed a torrent with maximum/unlimited upload speed, it fails. It works with lower speeds but I want to use at least 95% of my maximum upload rate for it. Because it's a big sized torrent and needs good seeding.

I heard using specialized VPNs for BitTorrent communications will solve that. My friend recommended seedboxes to me. Are they useful?

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Best Free File-Based Backup Program 6 years 1 month ago ZikO

Hi,
It's a really excellent piece of writing here and explanation. I finally understand what I should be looking for to choose best option. Really thanks for this.

Some people mentioned Areca Backup:
http://www.areca-backup.org/features.php

I find this program one of the best free tools. Before, I thought I'd go with Backup Maker, Genie Timeline Free Edition, or Toucan. However, after reading comments a few readers pointed out some issue with Toucan (apparently, it crashes) and Genie Timeline. The others mentioned Areca Backup.
So, Areca Backup is free and very functional. How about its file validation feature, if there is any at all? I don't really understand how validation works to be honest. I'd be grateful if someone would explain that :)
In FAQ, I found some explanation:
"How does Areca detect modified or new files when incremental backups are chosen ?
Areca uses the file's size and last modification time to detect modified files. If one of these attributes is modified (whatever its value is), the file is flagged as modified.
Since v7.2.17, Areca can also inspect the file's content to detect modifications of its content (which is much slower than detection based on attributes) "
but I don't know if this is the same as validation.

Cheers.

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Optimizing Deluge For Speed 3 years 8 months ago zibiza

Thank you so much! I have no idea at all what these instructions mean, but I copied everything word for word in your section "Input results into Deluge" and my Deluge app started downloading instantly. after performing really erratically. I can't even remember the last time my Deluge app had the same number in the "Downloading" and the "Active" boxes. This instruction page solves everything that was not working with Deluge.

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Easily and Safely Eject USB Drives and Memory Cards 3 years 2 months ago zevekar

Completely useless! Works only when windows internal standard options also working! When cannot be unmounted for SOME mysterious reason - this program also cannot DO anything! Any more programs?

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Amazing Site Gets You Up To Speed On Any Subject 6 years 3 months ago zeroseven

Awful site, in 6 months you'll never hear of it again.

Its like throwing darts at a dartboard full of relevant / irrelevant info. Your chances of hitting the info you need are pretty slim.

Google, properly used is INFINITELY more powerful and accurate. Everybody should do the Google power search course.

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Amazing Site Gets You Up To Speed On Any Subject 6 years 3 months ago zeroseven

Its really quite easy Ray if you just remember to localise your search by (most important) date to avoid irrelevant pages submitted long ago (most of the web) and to remember to use '+' '-' quote marks etc. Its all very logical. I often use the images section straight off....drag an image into the search box and be amazed. The recommended site, whatever its called(?) when asked "best widescreen tv 2013" earlier, the top article offered was written in 2007! By using the google tools provided at the top of the search page, I can home in on blogs, news, reviews, discussions, best prices, restrict dates, all within a fraction of a second. It fine tunes rather than spins off at tangents.

I'm not a google fan boy, far from it. but its hard to see how the featured site could cause anything but misinformation and frustration. You only get from the web a proportional response to the information you submit

IMHO

:)

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How to Stop Google from Keeping a Record of Every Search You Make 5 years 11 months ago zeroseven

I have turned of history again and again and again. It always turns back on just as opting out of Google ads never seems to last more than a week.

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How to Stop Google from Keeping a Record of Every Search You Make 5 years 11 months ago zeroseven

Good point, thank you. I'll check that

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How to Install Comodo Firewall 5 years 7 months ago Zeronos

Hello Chiron, your articles are always fantastic, thanks very much for them!

Sorry me for my English but can you answer me one doubt, please? In the old article, with Comodo Firewall 5, I remember that there was a configuration that you needed to put something with * and other symbols. I remember that in the article you said that command was for blocking everything and to give 100% of protection. In this new Comodo Firewall 6, there are not more need to put this command? This command was put in the Defense+ tab if I'm not wrong.

Thanks again!

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How to Install Comodo Firewall 5 years 7 months ago Zeronos

So with the version 6 that command line that has needed to put in version 5 is "enabled by default", let's say in these terms?

Thanks very much for the quick answer, Chiron!

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How to Install Comodo Firewall 5 years 7 months ago Zeronos

Thanks very much for the answers, Chiron! :)

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Finds of the Week (One Click Windows 8 Restore Point, Mars News, Magic Tricks, Futurism) 4 years 4 months ago zepe

I feel this is probably the best find you guys have ever found!!!

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Control Google Tracking With This New Privacy Tool 2 years 11 months ago zepe

Are you guy in cahoots with Google? You are praising this software that states one can delete ones personal data, but it is so deeply hidden I cannot find it. If you are interest in doing a service to you readers, then provide inks to where one can delete th stuff we don't want. If you don't want to be of service then continue to support Google and I for one am going elsewhere.

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Get 60+ Utilities For The Price Of None. 2 years 10 months ago zepe

Is there any app in sysinternals that will show the cvurrent version of windows 10 I have?

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A Great Way Of Organising Your Firefox Tabs 1 year 8 months ago zepe

Personally I like and use Tree Style Tabs extension in Firefox. Te version oin Chrome sucks.

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Free Service Protects You From Malware 1 year 6 months ago zepe

If one uses 9.9.9.9 as ones DNS Server, what should one use as the Alternate DNS Server?

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Get Your Mind Organized In 2018 1 year 5 months ago zepe

I saw the online version, Mindmeister, so where's the Word version?

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Best Free Program Uninstaller 5 years 4 months ago zep321

Just a thought:

I've recently switched from revo to geek. As stated by others revo does not support
64 bit in the free version. Geek seems to do a great job in removing the program and the associated entries.
What I do ,and I'm sure many others also do,is run ccleaner after uninstalling, especially a large program with tentacles scattered throughout your hard drive.
It's like those guys that follow the elephants at the circus cleaning up after them with a shovel and dustpan. ccleaner gets the rest of the garbage.

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Best Free Audio-Video Format Conversion Program 4 years 2 months ago zep321

After using Freemake for quite some time,and being pleased with the results, I finally consented to an update that they had been nag screening about for months. Big Mistake. Along with the update came a vicious piece of malware/adware
called "Express Find". It caused a black rectangle to appear at the bottom center of my (FF) browser screen which protruded about 2" from bottom and about 4"wide. There was an "X" in upper right hand corner but it did not close the rectangle. When clicked it redirected my browser to some very shabby websites. (per WOT) . Got rid of it by running avast scan which picked it up and deleted it. Beware

Update:

Just ran an MBAM scan. It found and quarantined 15 items classified as "PUP's" all connected to "Express Find" although previous to this scan browser appeared to be running cleanly.

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Automatic Warning If You're About To Install Unwanted Software 5 years 5 months ago zep321

Hi Rob,

And a happy new year to you.

This "Unchecky" looked interesting and I went to the website to download.
I almost forgot to check with Virus Total but at the last second scanned
it before downloading. Result was 4 of 51 anti-virus engines deemed it as
malicious.

I know you guys always refer to scanning before downloading. Did you get the same results?

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Automatic Warning If You're About To Install Unwanted Software 5 years 5 months ago zep321

MC

I right -clicked on the download button of the website and selected VT scan. You're right in that the app is clean but the URL is dirty. Would you still recommend downloading this
program?

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Automatic Warning If You're About To Install Unwanted Software 5 years 5 months ago zep321

Thanks,MC

After considering all the facts I've decided to download the program.but perhaps in an excess of caution I'll disable the auto updating component.

Again,thanks for all the great work you guys do.

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Grinning Geckos (Wallpaper of the Week) 5 years 4 months ago zep321

Beautiful wallpaper.

I didn't download the geckos but this site has some of the most beautiful
wallpaper I've ever seen. Downloaded pictures in the "Architecture" category.
Check it out. Thanks. rhiannon

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A Free Screen Recorder That's Unbelievably Small 5 years 3 months ago zep321

Love this little app. Simple, uncomplicated. Even a simpleton like me mastered it immediately.
Took note of mrmontgom comment above and will make sure I play back before closing windows or moving anything around although I do not understand his warning and would appreciate some elucidation on it.
Thanks rob.

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A Free Screen Recorder That's Unbelievably Small 5 years 3 months ago zep321

Ah, the light comes on above my head! Yes, I do now understand what you guys are saying. I'll be very careful in using this app but I still love it. Thanks guys

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The Friendliest Network Traffic Monitor Ever 5 years 3 months ago zep321

Re-asking every four months is not a big deal as long as the program remains free. Not a deal breaker.

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This Message Will Self Destruct (Website of the Week) 5 years 2 months ago zep321

I don't get it.

I went to the website and I see that you create a message which is encrypted and protected by a password. Then what? Do you just look at it when you feel like? Can you send it to someone? How do you do that?
Either I'm very dense or I'm missing something. Please help.

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Tips and Tricks for Linux Mint after Installation [Mint 17 to 17.2 - MATE Edition] 4 years 8 months ago zep321

JoJo

Great article.

I need some help from a linux expert.
While installing linux on my win 8 machine I accidentally wipes my win 8.0 system from the hard drive, Now I can only boot to linux using any media. HDD, dvd drive and usb drive. Nothing else will boot.
I posted this problem on the forum today and thought I would take the liberty of trying to contact you through this article.

Any help will greatly appreciated.

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This Weather App Has Had A Million Downloads 4 years 10 months ago zep321

Looks neat but when you click on download button on yo window website it redirects to cnet website which we all know is notorious for bundling open candy,etc with the program. Any alternative download sites?

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This Weather App Has Had A Million Downloads 4 years 10 months ago zep321

Eldon:
Thanks for the tip. It worked.

I didn't spot that bit of info when I initially went to yo window website.

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This Weather App Has Had A Million Downloads 4 years 9 months ago zep321

Harrym:

Please expand on your comment. Looks pretty harmless to me and it's kind of cool.

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NASA Image of the Day (Website of the Week) 4 years 10 months ago zep321

Beautiful!

Not only that but click on "archive" and see 100's of beautiful pix.

Thanks, rhiannon

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An End-of-year Thank-you from Gizmo 4 years 5 months ago zep321

jorgeem1717 took the words right out of my mouth. Nothing I can add to improve on that.

Best Holiday wishes to all of you.

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The Ultimate Guide To Your PC's CPU And What It Can Do 4 years 4 months ago zep321

I downloaded and unzipped the coreinfo file. I ran the command prompt "coreinfo" as per the instructions,but my system (Win 7x64) does not recognize the command. Help, please

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The Ultimate Guide To Your PC's CPU And What It Can Do 4 years 4 months ago zep321

toktok & yrralrellim:

Thanks for you help. Got it to run after changing .exe file to C directory and following toktok command suggestions.
Of course I forgot which command worked so I have to do it over again and make a note.

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Android Free Game of the Year 2015 4 years 3 months ago zep321

George J

Thanks a million for the tip on Quizup!

I've been a trivia fanatic all my life and this is ,by far, the best trivia game I've
come across regardless of medium.It's quick,exciting, and the rankings by locale are a stroke of genius.

Again, many thanks.

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Create Random Files For Disk And Internet Testing 4 years 3 months ago zep321

Hi Rob,

Downloaded the portable (no installer) version of this app.
Unzipped and attempted to execute. Avast blocked execution and gave
me a message that the file was infected with "DS#DynaGen||algo:"
MBAM however gave it clean bill of health.

What do you think?

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Create Random Files For Disk And Internet Testing 4 years 3 months ago zep321

Thanks,MC

Guess it was a false positive. Puzzling, but it looks safe based on other sources cited.

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Create Random Files For Disk And Internet Testing 4 years 3 months ago zep321

Thanks George.

That sounds rather benign but why would Avast actually block execution of the program and yet give it a clean bill of health per the virus total website? My question is, of course , rhetorical , but it's still a puzzle to me.

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How to Get Your Previous System Back After You Have Upgraded to Windows 10 3 years 10 months ago zep321

If you pass the 30 day limit to revert and wish to downgrade back to win 7 can I use my system image of 7 made just before upgrade? If so
do I use the win 7 or 10 recovery usb or can it be done after booting into win 10?

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How to Get Your Previous System Back After You Have Upgraded to Windows 10 3 years 10 months ago zep321

Thanks, Vic. Right now I have no intention of reverting as I am pleased with with the upgrade. I have 3 pc's and am testing win 10 on the oldest. So far so good.

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Best VPN Services for 2019 2 years 9 months ago zep321

Hey WykydWytch:

thanks for the tip re AirVpn. I had recently purchased a one month sub to ExpressVPN. Express works very well for me but is a little pricey($100 Yr vs $60 for Air). Both perform equally well as my main concern(besides privacy, of course) is download speed as I do a lot of bittorrent downloads. I will keep using both this month but probably decide on Air.
Express is a little more user friendly but I think I'd rather save the $40 per year.
Thanks again,

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Best VPN Services for 2019 9 months 3 weeks ago zep321

No mention anywhere of IP Vanish, After trying a handful of VPN's (Both paid & free), settled on IPVanish. It did not reduce my download sped and has been utterly reliable. It's about $80 a year (paid annually).

Any one else out there tried it?

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Need To Identify A Song? Just Sing It To This Site! 3 years 9 months ago zep321

Try the "Witch Doctor Song"

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The Most Awe-Inspiring Space Pictures of 2015 from National Geographic 3 years 5 months ago zep321

Amen, Brother.

Resistance is futile

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This Second-Opinion Malware Scanner Is Free Now 3 years 3 months ago zep321

Signed up for the 30 day free trial. Very impressed wiih this software, Using it on 2 desktops with win 10 home 64 bit.
This program detects tracking cookies where mbam displays or deletes all cookies unless you go through a laborious sorting process
or uncheck the "cookie" box for each browser.
Is there any other freeware that isolates the tracking cookies for removal?

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Tails. For The Ultimate In Online Privacy. 2 years 11 months ago zep321

I want to give this a try. I'm a little confused about the process. Can I just burn this file directly to my flash drive without using a program such as "Rufus" to create a bootable drive? That seems to be the implication. Thanks in advance for any help

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Tails. For The Ultimate In Online Privacy. 2 years 11 months ago zep321

Thanks, MC

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Scan And Quickly Find Any Music Track On Your PC 2 years 2 days ago zep321

Hey alan:

Thanks for the heads-up re MusicBee. Love it.
Song Director also very good, just that MusicBee has more "bells & whistles".

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Finds of the Week: Turn Off Internet Explorer / Remove Windows.old Manually / Right Click Google Image Search / PureText 1 year 11 months ago zep321

Re the "search google images from win context menu".
I downloaded zip file from git hub. Extracted contents but found no executable (exe.) file.
Any advice on this? Thanks

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Finds of the Week: Turn Off Internet Explorer / Remove Windows.old Manually / Right Click Google Image Search / PureText 1 year 11 months ago zep321

Thanks rhiannon, that did the trick.

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Find Any Word, In Any File, On Your PC. Fast. 1 year 10 months ago zep321

Would this app be similar to "Everything" which I use and find to be a great program for this job?

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Tails 3.5 Released. The Ultimate Free OS For Privacy. 1 year 4 months ago zep321

Rob:
Great little O/S, thanks.
Here's what happened with me. Downloaded Tails ,created bootable USB as instructed. I have 3 computers,all Acer . 2 desktop,1 laptop.
Attempted to boot Tails to my laptop ,got security lockout because the BIOS is UEFI. One of my desktop PC's is older with legacy BIOS,
Booted with no problem.
Changed my laptop BIOS to Legacy and I couldn't even boot to internal Windows 10. I fixed that problem but Tails will not boot to my PC's with UEFI BIOS.
What do you guys think?

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Very Realistic Oil And Watercolour Paint App. Free From Microsoft. 1 year 4 months ago zep321

I haven't tried this yet but I've been using an app called "FotoSketcher" This app is very versatile and produces dozens of special effects applied to photos,
Also is only an 8mb download vs 124mb for "Fresh Paint".

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Automatically Update Over 300 Windows Apps Using This Free Program 1 year 1 month ago zep321

rhiannon,
This sounds great, but how do i guard against PUP's & other unwanted add ins when auto=downloading updates?

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Automatically Update Over 300 Windows Apps Using This Free Program 1 year 1 month ago zep321

hanks, crosseyedlemon:

I do have "Unchecky" and have been using it for quite some time. My concern is ,I guess, the sheer volume of downloads simultaneously and if the program can screen them all. I'll try it out on my oldest pc first and create a restore point.

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This Chrome/Firefox Add-on Lets You Leave Almost No Trace Browsing Online 1 year 4 weeks ago zep321

rhiannon,
You said :
"I've noticed an increase in page load times since I installed Trace, which is more than welcome on this slow internet connection."
I don't understand why an increase in page load times would be welcome. Did you mean a decrease?

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Easily Convert YouTube Videos To MP3's For Free 1 year 1 week ago zep321

4k Video Downloader (Freeware) does the job for me. Batch downloads, convert to mp3, mp4, include subtitles,etc.

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How To Restore Missing AppData Folder in Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 10 months 3 weeks ago zep321

Hi R,

Another way to access this folder (Win 10) is to type in in cortana search box "%appdata%" (no quotes)

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How to Bypass Paywalls at Popular News Sites 6 days 9 hours ago zep321

rhiannon:

In trying to use this app in firefox on the Washington Post website the following occurs:
I click on a story and immediately get a notification that covers about 1/3 of the screen saying I am using an ad blocker. I am using u-block origin. I turn off u-block on the site and still get same notification and can go no further. Any further actions I can so to remedy this? Thanks.

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How to Bypass Paywalls at Popular News Sites 4 days 7 hours ago zep321

rhiannon:
You nailed it!
I started by disabling any add ons that might conflict one by one. No dice. I then re-enabled Ublock Origin and Bingo! Worked like a charm. Thanks.

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Best Free Desktop Search Utility 8 months 2 weeks ago zeocook

The list is too old since 2017, and the desktop search tools list should be updated. Such as TextSeek, Lookeen, etc. new software should be included, those new ones imposes many new features.

TextSeek can perform search character-by-character with no omission, which is quite different from common indexing technology. Its UI is most like to Google Desktop Search tool, and render results like Google.

Lookeen can perform email content search and support common Mail System like Outlook.

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Best Free Registry Cleaner 5 years 9 months ago Zenegog

I'd just like to say thanks for recommending Wise Registry Cleaner Free, as I have ran the tools provided with this software and have notice a dramatic increase in the speed in which my Windows 7 laptop starts up.

If anyone has slow start-up speeds, I'd recommend you to take full advantage of the tools in the Wise Registry Cleaner Free software before considering anything else.

Thanks again,
David.

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This Antivirus is the Number-One contender on the block 4 years 8 months ago Zenegog

Good day,

Shouldn't the 'Best Free Antivirus' review be updated, accommodating these discussed programs?

Regards,

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An Update For The Best Free Windows Cleanup Tool 3 years 3 months ago Zenegog

Frequently, I run CCleaner's cleaner and its registry cleaner, before running Wise Care 365's Free PC Checkup tool. It keeps my system optimized and smooth. I'd recommend everyone doing the same - brilliant.

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An Update For The Best Free Windows Cleanup Tool 3 years 3 months ago Zenegog

What about CCleaner's registry cleaner? Obviously it's probably the most-used computer maintenance software and I haven't seen anything about it's registry cleaner causing havoc.

I just use CCleaner for registry cleaning, Is Wise Care's registry cleaner in the PC Checkup tool as intense as it's main registry cleaning tool?

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An Update For The Best Free Windows Cleanup Tool 3 years 3 months ago Zenegog

MC - How do you personally keep a system optimized (assuming you keep away from registry cleaning)?

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Single-Click Access To VirusTotal To Improve Your Security 3 years 3 months ago Zenegog

Sounds excellent. I'll definitely be adding this to my security set-up.

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How To Remove Google+ From Your Gmail Account 5 years 1 day ago zemogf

The whole social networking is ruining this society. I joined, ignorantly, I later found out, that this is just another awful spike in f2f human contact. I followed these directions and it asks me if I want to upgrade, not downgrade. I don't do fb, follow me, titters or any of that awful damnation of society and anonymity. Pls. give decent and proper steps to remove this abomination from my google account. Tnank you.

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Free Offer of a Normally Very Expensive Full-Featured Screen Reader for a PC 5 years 5 months ago Zebedeeboss

@ David Roper - ROFL

+1

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Dandy Dozen of Free Windows Programs that I Install on Every New PC 4 years 8 months ago Zebedeeboss

Agreed 100% - Winpatrol has saved me grief untold times

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