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Automatically Dim Your PC Screen In The Evening 5 years 5 months ago JM

thanks for that! i had no idea....annoying thing though, I'm using Firefox.....and it does state 'opt in' although i never had done so.......which was why it was bugging me! hopefully solved now.......but folk should be aware they are lying there!

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Automatically Dim Your PC Screen In The Evening 5 years 5 months ago Remah If you haven't opted in then Firefox isn't doing it - I just used them as an example of being more open about what happens if you do. Your issue is much more likely to result from something less obvious, like Google. view
Automatically Dim Your PC Screen In The Evening 5 years 5 months ago JM

too many possibilities to be fully sure i think...

but that option was enabled in firefox, and i have now disabled it.....google cdn't have over ridden that surely?

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Automatically Dim Your PC Screen In The Evening 5 years 5 months ago twinbee

Thanks for the feedback. I presume you had SS running by ticking the "Running" checkbox. Anyway, feel free to email me if you would like to get it working, or otherwise enjoy using F.lux instead.

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Automatically Dim Your PC Screen In The Evening 5 years 5 months ago twinbee

Hi too, and thanks for the feedback! -Dan

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Automatically Colorize Black and White Photos Online For Free 1 year 7 months ago Bramy

Had some fun with this. Thanks.

I uploaded a screenshot from an old black & white western movie. The image was a landscape with cattle and cowboys etc. The result was pretty good but as far as getting what I'd guess the correct colours would be but overall a bit washed out.

Next I uploaded an image of another landscape, one which had been in colour but I had used greyscale to make it black & white. The results weren't that great. The original colour image featured a brown car in the foreground, pine trees to the left, a signpost with red paint on it to the right and in the background snow covered hills. The result after colorizing was a grey car, dark coloured sign (can't really detect what colour it is, pine trees okay but green colour bleeding into some of the adjacent area making the snow green there. Not good.

I recall having previously using another colorizing site (or perhaps it was this one) and uploading the image of "The Rifelman" from the old TV series as he walks down the street in the intro. The colours were really good.

Thanks.

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Automatically Colorize Black and White Photos Online For Free 1 year 7 months ago rhiannon

I'm glad you had fun with it.

It was fun running 40+ images through it. I didn't have great results with the color images that were converted to grayscale either.

 

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Automatic Warning If You're About To Install Unwanted Software 6 years 8 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 6 years 8 months ago MidnightCowboy The result for the downloaded application is 0/48. MC - Site Manager. https://www.virustotal.com/en/file/569ce0980b32055dd31e561080d95a7abea97... view
Automatic Warning If You're About To Install Unwanted Software 6 years 8 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 6 years 8 months ago MidnightCowboy I'm happy enough with this product but users should make up their own minds as to what they trust to install on their computer. Softpedia finds it clean, as does Dr.Web which I used to scan the download link in real time. http://imageshack.us/a/img545/9787/p7qg.png There is also this notice posted in their FAQ: My antivirus flags Unchecky as malicious. It's a false positive. Please report about it to your antivirus company. Note that Unchecky was tested thoroughly by Softpedia and was found 100% clean. Nevertheless, it is a beta status product so some bugs should be expected. http://www.softpedia.com/get/System/OS-Enhancements/Unchecky.shtml view
Automatic Warning If You're About To Install Unwanted Software 6 years 8 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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Automatic Warning If You're About To Install Unwanted Software 6 years 8 months ago BearPup

This program was recently reported in one of the other sites that I visit daily and I tried it out. It must have been on my computer for at least 2 weeks when another person mentioned it - and that's when I remembered I had put it on my computer. During that time I had downloaded and installed several programs, and not once had it raised a warning.

The bottom line is that its still in beta testing - check its version number, its less than 1.0! Yes, its a great idea, and no, its not ready for primetime yet! Bottom line, read what you're doing before you blindly click on 'Yes, Install'.

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Automatic Warning If You're About To Install Unwanted Software 6 years 8 months ago MelvilDui

And for those who already have junkware coming out their eyes and ears:

Junkware Removal Tool which can be downloaded from the Bleeping Computer website.

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Automatic Warning If You're About To Install Unwanted Software 6 years 8 months ago Geert

It looks as if Unchecky's website is not ready for the traffic generated by Gizmo's readers :)

When navigating to the provided link I currently get a blank page with in tiny characters this message: "Service unavailable, error 503. Contact service provider"

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Automatic Warning If You're About To Install Unwanted Software 6 years 8 months ago pratomorone

regretfully, it appears that unchecky has used up all of its bandwidth for the period. If anyone has another link besides the website and softpedia, it would be appreciated.

thanx

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Automatic Warning If You're About To Install Unwanted Software 6 years 8 months ago ramerifule

Looks like the website moved to a new hosting, it resolves to a new IP now.
If it doesn't work for you, you can use a proxy, e.g. hidemyass:
(sorry for the ugly link, there's a spam filter here)
7.hidemyass[dot]com/ip-1/encoded/Oi8vdW5jaGVja3kuY29tLw%3D%3D&f=norefer

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Automatic Warning If You're About To Install Unwanted Software 6 years 8 months ago Juxxize MC is this the page you use for checking links with Dr Web -->> http://vms.drweb.com/online/?lng=en ? I had the Dr Web browser extension installed but it slowed down my browsing so using this site would be a good alternative ( as well as using the virus total site which I use ) WOT showed Unchecky as OK but McAfee SiteAdvisor throws up an orange warning . view
Automatic Warning If You're About To Install Unwanted Software 6 years 8 months ago MidnightCowboy I use the Dr. Web extension with Chromium (Linux) and for me it works fine. IMO, McAfee SiteAdvisor is not worth the space it takes up, being riddled with false positives as it has been from day one. Regards, MC view
Automatic Warning If You're About To Install Unwanted Software 6 years 8 months ago Billingstad

I recommend WinPatrol, formerly Scotty, for this purpose. WinPatrol is a Windows guard dog and much more.

http://www.winpatrol.com/download.html

It's a FREE program, but I bought it to show my gratitude to the developer. It is very helpful, and sits silently in the tray until something installs, even if you didn't start the installation. It is watching all installations, and warns if something extraordinary happens. I'm using the old Scotty (a Terrier) sound, and have fun by setting it to bark as a warning.
I have used it, and use it on XP, 7, 8 and 8.1. WinPatrol is HIGHLY recommended!

[Moderator's note: Link to direct download of file edited out. Not allowed.]

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Automatic Warning If You're About To Install Unwanted Software 5 years 1 week ago biggerabalone

it's running perfect on my win 10 too.

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Automatic Warning If You're About To Install Unwanted Software 5 years 1 week ago biggerabalone

to anyone who has used this: if download is grouped with something (ex. open candy), will it selectively remove open candy and allow download to commence cleanly without it? or will it just kill entire download. curious, because many antivirus (ex. avg) also will detect unwanted software (such as open candy) during download and kill download with warning. so this maybe redundant depending on your antivirus(?).

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Automatic Face Recognition Helps Tag Your Photo Collection 2 years 7 months ago Reddwarf4ever

Need to say if face recognition software adds the tag info to the EXIF data on the image or if on
Y stored within the app, not so good thanks

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Automatic Backups To Folder Or FTP 5 years 3 months ago Joe A.TT

"Autover can run as a portable program, active only when you choose it to be."

While it is possible to extract the files from the installer and make it portable, I think you really meant to say it can be used on-demand.

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Automatic Backups To Folder Or FTP 5 years 3 months ago mchldpy

On the website the author says it "CAN" be 100% portable. He then states in parenthesis that, "it can be installed on removable media". That doesn't tell you whether or not the app will write to the registry. I see he is Australian, perhaps portable means putting a removable drive in your pocket when your that far south.

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Automate Your Typing With Phrase Express 2 years 10 months ago br1anstorm

I used this for a couple of years when I was doing stuff that required the creation of documents with a lot of standard "boilerplate" text. I found it very useful, user-friendly and certainly a real time-saver. A pretty good program.

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Automate Your Typing With Phrase Express 2 years 10 months ago ldmpub

Very useful program and free for personal use ... I recommend it even if you use only (like I do) the "clipboard history" feature!
It's already a big big time-saver.

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Audacity - Still The Best Free Audio Editor 3 years 9 months ago David R

For Windows, Mac and Linux too !
Also available as a Portable App : http://portableapps.com/apps/music_video/audacity_portable

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Audacity - Still The Best Free Audio Editor 3 years 9 months ago King Tobbe

The biggest problem I have with Audacity is the UI, functionalitywise it often outperforms ie. Audition.
Luckily many things are addressed here while also explaining how to further customize the UI to your liking: http://www.darkaudacity.com

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Audacity - Still The Best Free Audio Editor 3 years 9 months ago sicknero

Nice software but ultimately beaten by Wavosaur imho, not least because the latter supports realtime VST processing.

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Audacity - Still The Best Free Audio Editor 3 years 9 months ago pstein

Audacity is very bad. It lacks some important features e.g.
- No volume change by % (only in db)
- No 'Fit-to-selection'
- vertical and horizontal sliders not auto-hideable
- No support for AC3
- No zoom in to original level after a some zoom outs
- 'Save changes before closing' at exit cannot be (optional) suppressed (=auto-answered by NO)
... many more

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Assign Text To Hotkeys With This Tiny Freeware Program 6 years 8 months ago JamesCA

I use Texter from http://lifehacker.com/238306/lifehacker-code-texter-windows

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Assign Text To Hotkeys With This Tiny Freeware Program 6 years 8 months ago majzero

Some great tiny apps can be found at vtaskstudio including TyperTask.

http://www.softpedia.com/get/Office-tools/Other-Office-Tools/TyperTask.s...

IMHO, TyperTask slays Quick Text Paste in feature set. However, one very annoying aspect of TyperTask is you have to remember to minimize the configuration window. Closing the config window closes the app.

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Assign Text To Hotkeys With This Tiny Freeware Program 6 years 8 months ago BearPup

I also use Texter and love it. It allows for instant text replacement via self-generated shortcuts. It has a 3k footprint, and placed in my Start Menu folder it starts with Windows - set at startup and it does the rest.

For example to sign-off with my name I simply type "bp" (without the quotes), hit the tab key, and get the following:

Regards,
BearPup

P.S. Its also available from Softpedia: http://www.softpedia.com/get/System/OS-Enhancements/LH-Texter.shtml.

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Are Your Hacked Details Circulating On The Internet? 4 years 4 months ago bernardz Its too annoying with its security check also it looks too much like a commercial sting. The other site you gave us looks better - haveibeenpwned view
Are Your Hacked Details Circulating On The Internet? 4 years 4 months ago SkiddMarx

at least haveibeenpwned tells you which breach resulted in your data being compromised, so you know which passwords to change...

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Are Your Hacked Details Circulating On The Internet? 4 years 4 months ago redstick

Thanks! Nice and quick. Another arrow in the security quiver. (complaints because it LOOKS funny? Huh!).

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Are Your Hacked Details Circulating On The Internet? 4 years 4 months ago abrandt

Ron: Appreciate this article... have implemented: 1. BreachAlarm... 2. Ultra High Security Password Generator by Steve Gibson... 3. haveibeenpwned.

Thank you.

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Are Your Hacked Details Circulating On The Internet? 4 years 4 months ago pratomorone

Interesting...however, haveibeenpwned notified me today that one of the addresses I have (this site says it had not been hacked) was hacked on Linkedin back in 2012. Best part, I believe, is that I have never been a member of linkedin. Whom are you to believe?

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Are Your Hacked Details Circulating On The Internet? 4 years 4 months ago Geert

>> haveibeenpwned notified me today that one of the addresses I have was hacked on Linkedin back in 2012.
>> Best part, I believe, is that I have never been a member of linkedin.
Whoohahahaha... LOL :-))

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Are Your Hacked Details Circulating On The Internet? 4 years 4 months ago Chris Caven

Only the FREE BreachAlarm Watchdog service does "not include full details of the breach".

Email Watchdog Pricing
https://breachalarm.com/watchdog

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Are Your Hacked Details Circulating On The Internet? 4 years 4 months ago Chris Caven

This Gizmo article hasn't given you any site other than BreachAlarm --- only the comments/replies therein have mentioned alternatives.

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Are Your Hacked Details Circulating On The Internet? 4 years 4 months ago MidnightCowboy

The moderators have removed several comments from this thread relating to pricing. The article is not about tracking potential hacks but checking them which is free as stated. Other than that, their pricing structure for additional services is clear enough.

The only comment I would make is that all of my own passwords/emails have been hacked according to them on the same day which seems a little odd. :) Still, as ever we bring stuff to the masses we hope will be both interesting and useful. If you feel this isn't, there is plenty more to see on other pages without slagging off the editor for features he never promoted in the first place. MC - Site Manager.

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Are Your Hacked Details Circulating On The Internet? 4 years 4 months ago bernardz http://www.techsupportalert.com/content/220-million-hacked-accounts-your... view
Are Your Hacked Details Circulating On The Internet? 4 years 4 months ago Chris Caven

I see you meant this site rather than this article. Thanks for the link.

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Are Your Hacked Details Circulating On The Internet? 4 years 4 months ago Mike C

I checked 3 of my email addresses and my daughter's email and was informed that no hacks had taken place. Nothing was pushed at me. Thanks for giving me just a modicum of comfort. I will say that, in large part, I credit Sandboxie with favorable results with this and other sites that check the varieties of online security. Thanks, Rob

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Are Your Hacked Details Circulating On The Internet? 4 years 3 months ago SoftwareBabe

The site told me that I was a ROBOT, but I think it is because I am behind a VPN and it sees the DNS of the VPN server. THERE IS NO WAY I WILL GIVE MY REAL IP SO EVERYONE CAN TRACK ME. No thanks. The moment you allow them access to your real IP, you are done for.

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Are You Impressed with Google Assistant in Allo? 3 years 12 months ago theunsfvo

Beats WhatsApp hands down, much more feature rich and handy to use in everyday live and while conversing with others WITHOUT leaving you chat screen...

Now it is just a matter of getting all you contacts to start using Allo so you can ditch the old school apps out there.

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Are You Impressed with Google Assistant in Allo? 3 years 12 months ago Panzer

Edward Snowden Warns, Whatever You Do, Don't Use Google Allo:

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-09-25/edward-snowden-warns-whatever-y...

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Are You Impressed with Google Assistant in Allo? 3 years 12 months ago Jojo Yee Thanks for the link Panzer. Allo has an option for incognito chats which may be a good choice, like the way you do in Chrome with incognito browsing. view
Are You Getting The Most From Your Browser With HTTP/2? 4 years 3 months ago pvilan

Thanks Rob!
Glad to know Chrome supports HTTP/2.

Regards
Peter

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Are You Getting The Most From Your Browser With HTTP/2? 4 years 3 months ago Bruce_Fraser

Just tried the current versions of Firefox and Internet Explorer. They both work, too.

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