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Free Program Displays Your Gaming Frame Rate 6 years 4 months ago SwanKnight (not verified)

Good to know, thanks.

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Increase Your Browsing Speed And Privacy With Ghostery 6 years 3 months ago SwanKnight (not verified)

I used to use "Ghostery" for quite some time, but I got tired of it breaking certain webpages that I visit frequently and I wasn't exactly fond of how they made their money.

In any case, I'm using "DoNotTrackMe" now and so far I haven't had any of the issues I was facing with "Ghostery".

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Want To Develop Android or iPhone Apps? You Can, For Free. 6 years 3 months ago SwanKnight (not verified)

Correct me if I'm wrong, but the free version of Unity doesn't allow to publish to mobile platforms, as I recall, even in the pro version, mobile platforms had extra cost individually.

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The Best Free Screenshot Tool I Have Used 6 years 2 months ago SwanKnight (not verified)

I agree, ever since I started using "Greenshot" I never looked back.

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This Antivirus is the Number-One contender on the block 6 years 1 month ago SwanKnight (not verified)

Seems interesting, but since an integrated "Firewall" is crucial to me, "ZoneAlarm® Free Antivirus + Firewall 2015" seems to be a solid/better option.

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Microsoft Visual Studio Now Free For Non-Commercial Use! 6 years 1 week ago SwanKnight (not verified)

Here are the differences between the "Community" and "Express" editions in case anyone is curious:

http://blogs.msdn.com/b/onecode/archive/2014/11/12/differences-between-v...

Also, more information here:

http://blogs.msdn.com/b/dorischen/archive/2014/11/12/q-amp-a-on-visual-s...

I'm curious though, why is it so large when "Visual Studio 2012 Ultimate" is roughly 3.5GB and "Visual Studio 2013 Premium" is about 2.8GB?

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Click. Capture Screenshot. Upload. Share. 5 years 10 months ago SwanKnight (not verified)

It looks simple, but I prefer "Greenshot" still. It's easy to use and offers a lot of useful features.

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A Reminder: If You Use Windows, Just Get Flux 5 years 10 months ago SwanKnight (not verified)

I tried this a long time ago and I distinctly remember that I hated it at the time. The idea sounds great in theory, but in reality it kept dimming the screen too much, it was never comfortable.

Perhaps it improved over time, I'll give it another shot.

Edit: No, it's still too uncomfortable for eyes, also there's no option to detect games/movies so it can be disabled automatically as far as I could tell.

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Develop Web Sites On Your Own PC Easily And Safely 5 years 10 months ago SwanKnight (not verified)

The title is a bit misleading; the term "Develop" suggest the article is about some sort of web development IDE or suite.

I suggest using "Host" instead of "Develop" (for the title).

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Free Browser Extension that Efficiently Blocks Ads Using Less Memory 5 years 9 months ago SwanKnight (not verified)

I tried it briefly but wasn't fond of it. It was a pain to find in the first place since AFAIK it's not listed among the FF official extensions page. Also, I prefer ABE because it shares ABP convenient (and effective) method of selecting a single element (image) to block which I often need.

I tried the element blocking in uB but didn't like it, it was confusing and often didn't do what I want.

So for the meantime I think I'll stick with ABE.

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Sync Your Files Without The Cloud 5 years 9 months ago SwanKnight (not verified)

It's too bad that the free version is so limited.

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Sync Your Files Without The Cloud 5 years 9 months ago SwanKnight (not verified)

It doesn't seem to support cloud/WebDAV though as far as I can tell. It looks like it's more of a traditional backup application rather a "sync" one, slight difference.

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Automatically Dim Your PC Screen In The Evening 5 years 8 months ago SwanKnight (not verified)

All of these applications share a fatal flaw as far as I'm concerned. None of them could automatically detect full-screen applications (games, movies..etc), so they interfere with their colors. And manually disabling and enabling as a solution is just absurd.

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A New Free Windows Anti-Malware Suite 5 years 8 months ago SwanKnight (not verified)

I tried to download it but I got a warning as well: http://i.imgur.com/nnBwb4z.png

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A New Free Windows Anti-Malware Suite 5 years 8 months ago SwanKnight (not verified)

Yeah, I thought so but I figured I'd report it here and confirm rather than ignore it.

I'll give a try later on my VM, thanks.

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A New Free Windows Anti-Malware Suite 5 years 7 months ago SwanKnight (not verified)

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

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Comprehensive Free PHP Programming Environment Gets Update 5 years 7 months ago SwanKnight (not verified)

Sadly, the free version doesn't support JQuery which pretty much makes it useless for me.

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The New Look Gizmo's Freeware Website is now Online 5 years 7 months ago SwanKnight (not verified)

Personally, I'm not fond of the new design, especially the new front-page. I prefer the simplicity of the old one.

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Be Where You're Not. Fool The Web. 5 years 6 months ago SwanKnight (not verified)

So, how is this different from any run-of-the-mill VPN/Proxy service?

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Get The Professional Version of MiniTool Partition Wizard for Free! [Expired] 4 years 11 months ago SwanKnight (not verified)

I'm getting an error even though I'm using a real email address (not an disposable one) and only tried once.

"Too many subscribe attempts for this email address. Please try again in about 5 minutes. (#8587)"

Edit: nvm, managed to register after a while.

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Finds of the Week: Disable ads in Windows 10 File Explorer / Delete windows.old folder / Make colorful quotes / Recycle old phones 3 years 8 months ago SwanKnight (not verified)

Regarding deleting "Windows.old" using CCleaner, I tried it a while ago and it rendered my OS (Windows 10) completely unbootable. So I'd be careful with that.

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Get This $30 Music Making Suite For Free 3 years 8 months ago SwanKnight (not verified)

I downloaded and installed it but it doesn't work for me. It keeps freezing on launch. I tried several times and the result was always the same, in the end I gave up and removed it.

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An Update For The Freeware Program I Use Every Day 3 years 7 months ago SwanKnight (not verified)

I used to use "GreenShot" until I came across "LightShot", then I switched. It's not as verastile as the former but it has all I that I need and feels less cluttered. I suggest you give it a try.

https://app.prntscr.com/en/index.html

Edit: It's worth nothing that "LightShot" is missing the option to censor/blur parts of the screenshot.

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Best Free OCR Software 3 years 8 months ago Swannie

I downloaded FreeOCR5.4.1 for Windows 10.

When trying to install program, Avast Antivirus blocked installation due to "IDP: Generic Virus"

What gives ????????

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Best Free Torrent Search Engines 6 years 11 months ago swan_pr

Kickass Torrents (kickass.to) picked up some speed after Demonoid went down and when H33t fell I just started using it regularly. They have a great community, comment system, ratings, bookmarks, etc. Lots of wellknown releases (ETTV, YIFY, etc) too. Great list however, thank you!

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Best Free Torrent Search Engines 6 years 11 months ago swan_pr

Oh my, I'm sorry (*blush*), I didn't see KAT, I just jumped right over it!

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Best Free BitTorrent Client 5 years 11 months ago Swarup

I am using Tixati from more than two years.From my point of view it is the best free BitTorrent client.
It's ads free,Run faster,less ram needed.
It's amazing. 5/5

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Best Free App Launcher for Android 2 years 9 months ago swatqag

I'm not good at English. So i will write my app suggestion shortly. Below is a great app organizer i have found and tested recently:

Glextor App & Folder Organizer:
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.glextor.appmanager.free

By the way, "Apps Organizer"(submitted by site editor) is dead. Please remove it!
I'm glad to contribute something to Gizmo Freeware!

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Get A 288-Page Book About Windows 10 For Free 4 years 11 months ago swede

I don't see where you can get this book free. The only place I found the book is on the Amazon site and they require one to register for $9.99/month to get books, some of which are free to download. I don't consider having to pay a monthly fee to get a 'free' book as getting a free book.

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Get A 288-Page Book About Windows 10 For Free 4 years 11 months ago swede

It did occur to me that I had to actually place an order by clicking 1-click to get the book for free. I was looking at the link under the button that says "Kindle". That link says "subscribers read for free". When I go there I see the sign up requirement. Anyhow, at your suggestion, I went to 1-click and now the book is on my cloud for free. I'm not sure what I'm going to do from here (probably give up), since I really want the book on my iPad and haven't figured out how to get the entire book on it; all I have at the moment is a free sample. I can download the book, but have to pay for it.

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Best Free Firewall Protection 1 year 9 months ago sweetwater

Hi MidnightCowboy, here's the AV Comparatives Firewall Test 2014 link: https://www.av-comparatives.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/avc_fw_201403_en.pdf

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Best Free Firewall Protection 1 year 9 months ago sweetwater

https://www.majorgeeks.com/files/details/privatefirewall.html

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Best Free Firewall Protection 1 year 9 months ago sweetwater

https://www.av-comparatives.org/testmethod/firewall-reviews/

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Best Free OCR Software 5 years 4 days ago swethaganji

Hi team ,

We need to convert the scanned pdf/tiff files into OCR enabled and searchable files for text recognition and field recognition.We found the software of free ocr like (freeocr541.exe) in your website (http://www.paperfile.net/) but We have not found any library, samples & api documentation of (free ocr)in your site .Please provide us the sdk and Api Documentation ?
is it possilble to extract the text from the pdf/tiff files to XML

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Control Two PCs From One Mouse With This Freebie From Microsoft 6 years 5 months ago swfan1963

Very nice find. Thanks for letting us know. This utility is spectacular.

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The Fastest Text Editor I've Ever Seen 6 years 3 months ago swfan1963

I've been using TextPad for many years, and even though there are more powerful editors, it does well for the type of work I do (reviewing application/server/FIX protocol/etc. logs a LOT). But...with Window 7, it started display the NULL character in a bizarre way, sometimes screwing up the display of characters near it. EmEditor seems like it might work better for me. It has a similar "feel" to TextPad....I'm going to give it a serious try.

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Updates To My Favourite Text Finder 5 years 4 months ago swfan1963

Using the regex below I did a comparison of AstroGrep and Agent Ransack against the same folder tree / number of files, and Agent Ransack is dramatically faster. AstroGrep's results presentation is much nicer, and it saves unprintable characters when saving all result lines to a file. I do lots of FIX log searching, and that's a nice feature. However, for complex searches AstroGrep is so slow it's essentially not usable. Sigh. On that note, jko, have you figured out how to get Agent Ransack to use boolean operators? I've never been able to get it to work (short of using a regex similar to below).

(?=.*sfe)(?=.*mapper)

Finds lines that contain both "sfe" and "mapper"

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Sell Your Stuff By Simply Taking A Picture 5 years 3 months ago swfan1963

I agree with MikeR. I don't sell frequently on eBay, and have only run into a couple of problem buyers. My insistence that we communicate only through eBay's system ended the problems after a short while. I find eBay just for my needs buying and selling.

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Gizmo's Freeware's Independence is Under Threat: Here's How You Can Help 2 years 4 months ago swfan1963

Disabled my ad blocker - I didn't realize it was on for Gizmo's - and I'm making a donation. Thanks for the great work!

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Best Free Office Suite 4 years 3 months ago swoprofessor

I found this sight yesterday because I was looking for a 64 bit replacement for Open Office which is only 32 bit, and intend to keep it so. I just got a new PC with WIN10PRO and thought I would be as 64 bit as possible.

SO wow I thought I found gold when I found this list of "the Best Free Windows 64-bit Software"

But alas it was only Fools Gold...

Ok so I guess its really unfair to judge the list (and the webpage) on one experience, but then it is equally unfair to HIGHLY rate CRIPPLEWARE that is NOT 64 BIT SOFTWARE like the list says. I mean we are not talking some ho hum "yea its ok" review, but "EDITORS CHOICE"...

So I DL WPS, only to find out from task manager that is is not 64 bit at all, but a 32 bit program.
And then when I come here to express my disappointment, I find out that printing is disabled. I know you say it prints, but any program that watermarks a feature is making that feature useless -- would you print your resume on that, ya know that BIG JOB you were aiming at. Really? Would you ? Turn in a resume with a huge KINGSOFT across it. Go right ahead but don't be supprised when they DONT CALL YOU! :-D

So my first experience here has been HORRID at best - I didn't get a 64 bit office suite, I didn't get freeware, and the whole review is so much hoowee. But then it seems such doesn't exist -it anyone finds one please inform.

But that doesn't mean the rest are all bad ... I will keep an open mind. BUT I really really hope you learn that FREEWARE and CRIPPLEWARE are not the same - VLC is freeware - WPS is not.

You could have something really big here going forward as 32 bit dies and everything goes 64 bit. You could be the definitive sourse for 64 bit Freeware. BUT ONLY IF YOU DRAW THE LINE AND HOLD FAST TO IT -
No crippleware and no 32 bit software belong on this list.

If you do that it will be golden, if you don't it will be 'the fool'.

nuff said
Jim

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Best Free BitTorrent Client 6 years 1 month ago swreynolds

I just dumped BitTorrent. For the last 2 days it has been spouting political ads while it's running. Either they've sold out, or the program has been infected. My system tests clean, though.

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How to Copy and Paste in the Windows Command Prompt 6 years 10 months ago swreynolds

This doesn't work when the window fills the screen (ALT+Enter). Obviously Windows XP only. Darn.

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Add Falling Snow To Your Windows Desktop 6 years 11 months ago swreynolds

A bunch of tiny spheres does not make a snowfall. Let me know when he actually produces snow flakes.

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Add Falling Snow To Your Windows Desktop 6 years 11 months ago swreynolds

Thanks Phyllis, much better. I'd still like real appearing snowflakes, but these are good enough for my Christmas party.

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Monitor PC Health Right On The Desktop 4 years 10 months ago swreynolds

I couldn't find https://rainmeter.net/. I just get ERR_SSL_VERSION_OR_CIPHER_MISMATCH (Chrome)
However, Firefox worked fine.

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An Update For The Best Free Windows Cleanup Tool 4 years 9 months ago swreynolds

I tried CCleaner once. It removed so little junk that I didn't use it again. Look at DriveTidy or Find Junk Files if you want junk files removed. Caution, not for the feint of heart.

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Time To Update Your Ultimate Boot CD 3 years 11 months ago swreynolds

What an awful pain navigating different download mirrors to actually find the iso! Even the Stalwart Major Geeks was unusable.

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A Word About Spectre And Meltdown 2 years 10 months ago swreynolds

Boy is that picture of a CPU old! Intel, the processor with the problem hasn't used PGA chips for a decade.

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How To Stop Desktop Notifications In Firefox, Chrome, and Opera 2 years 4 months ago swreynolds

I've known about the Chrome setting. Too bad it doesn't block all notifications.

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This Free Online Tool Enlarges and Enhances Images Automatically 7 months 3 days ago swreynolds

I fed it a couple of pictures and the difference was not
noticeable.

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A Free App to Make Your New PC Cleaner and Faster 7 years 1 week ago syadkikar

Thanks

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Best Free Anonymous Surfing Services 7 years 4 months ago syah

can you help me. I can not play the game online using my college server .. please help me :'(

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Best Free File-Based Backup Program 6 years 3 months ago SyDiko

In my opinion, and I'm sad it didn't make the list yet, but Cobian backup is probably the best free backup software available. UNFORTUNATELY, last Novemberish (2013) the developer has stopped releasing updates and sold off the source code, but its still free and the current version is as stable as cement. :)

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Still Got An XP Machine? Turn It On Now. 6 years 7 months ago SyDiko

I think what people need to realize is security goes far beyond your operating system. A decent antivirus is all you need to lock up your computer from viral. However, your network is what should really be lock-down. No matter how secure your computer may be, what's to stop someone from accessing your machine from a whole in your LAN.

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If You're Using Windows Remote Desktop You Need To Read This 6 years 5 months ago 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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If You're Using Windows Remote Desktop You Need To Read This 6 years 5 months ago SyDiko

No problem at all. :)

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If You're Using Windows Remote Desktop You Need To Read This 6 years 5 months ago 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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If You're Using Windows Remote Desktop You Need To Read This 6 years 4 months ago SyDiko

No problem! :)

and yeah, my solutions are hoping that you have an impatient hacker that couldn't be bothered with such trickery.

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If You're Using Windows Remote Desktop You Need To Read This 6 years 4 months ago SyDiko

Probability is your friend in that sense, and I'm willing to be the odds of that happening are slim to none. What I mean is that most brute-force attacks will use algorithms that sort through lists containing thousands of passwords. You may also have algorithms that try every combination of letter, number, and special characters until it succeeds. Either way, as long as the password isn't common and its greater than 10 alphanumeric + special characters, you should be fine.

Let me also say this, no method is hack proof. However, one can apply deterrents that target patience and hopefully that'll be enough to stop any attack. This is the goal of my little write up. :)

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Severe Problems with Windows August Updates 6 years 3 months ago SyDiko

For home use, automatic updates are relatively safe, but if you want peace of mind let me suggest imaging your OS partition. Basically, get yourself a 3TB external HDD (or internal if you have room in your case,)check out the disk tools section of Gizmos for free imaging software, and start taking daily and/or weekly snap shots of your OS! If you do install a bad update and your system becomes unstable, you can always roll back the image. Just make sure that your OS partition is clean (no documents, games, or media files that will drive the snap shop size over 60GBs. At roughly 60Gbs per snap shot, with a 3TB external drive you can store about 45 images.

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Create Your Own Music Mash-Up From MP3 Files 7 years 8 months ago syedtalha

trying to make a mashup..!!
hope i really working :P :D

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Best Free BitTorrent Client 7 years 8 months ago sysadmin-type

First, thank you all for this wonderful community.

I just switched from uTorrent to Tixati because of the ads now in uTorrent and because I saw Tixati here at Gizmo's and tried it. So far Tixati is great!

I made comments at CNET about both uTorrent and Tixati and cited Gizmo's as one main reason why I switched.

I do want to point out, just to be helpful, uTorrent is still listed as the top pick on this page:
http://www.techsupportalert.com/best-free-portable-programs.htm#bfp-Bitt...

I found that Tixati is the top pick after clicking the "review" link to this page.

Thanks again and all the best.

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VirtualDub 4 years 4 months ago syspklc53

I'm new to the video editing world. I'm downloading the software because I have six .AVI files that I would like to merge into one file.
Am I in the the right place?

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Controversial Advertising Program Now Being Embedded in More Software 1 year 1 month ago system.addict

With many computer users being moderately aware of the way that malware/hacks work, but even more so - worried about the consequences of infection, this article was well worded in terms of highlighting the dangers of exploitation. If the packet were to be retained in a file locally or if the receiving domain could be hacked/spoofed either server side or in the download - this could ramp up the number of initial targets by denoting vulnerable systems per the outdated applications. Even if you're a paranoid bugger, manually deciding on each and every packet that passes through your firewall - if you expected OC to interact with the web or even just explorer - you could have your vulnerabilities in a nice little bundle waiting for someone to figure out how to scoop up.

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Something Interesting is Happening at Gizmo's Freeware 5 years 3 months ago systemcrash

I quite like the idea, as long as its categorized properly. So people dont think there looking in the freeware section.
Or if there is a separate site, Gizmos Paid software or something with an appropriate link on this site

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Check Your PC For Signs Of A Dangerous Password Stealer 4 years 2 weeks ago Syzygy1

Same problem with sigcheck64

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Best Free Anonymous Surfing Services 7 years 5 months ago szsjq

I would suggest adding http://www.VPNBook.com to the list. VPNBook provides free PPTP or OpenVPN service and has servers in three countries. As PPTP client is included in most operating systems and OpenVPN is an open source project, no propriety software is needed.

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Best Free Firewall Protection 7 years 6 months ago t i m Sorry for the delay in replying. If you're still searching for one, TinyWall might be a good one to consider, as it's quite low-resource usage. Of course Private Firewall, as you mentioned, would also be a good light one - and it has behaviour blocking functionality. view
Best Free Firewall Protection 7 years 6 months ago t i m As soon as I get the chance I'll definitely be checking them out again and improving as needed - thank you for the comment view
Best Free Firewall Protection 7 years 5 months ago t i m Also would like to add on that, I too had the problem of Comodo not properly uninstalling; any product that causes such problems upon removal doesn't really sit well in my books. Glad that you were able to eventually uninstall it successfully, and have found another great alternative! view
Best Free Firewall Protection 7 years 4 months ago t i m I believe most of the free ones usually offer support mostly in a community forum. Comodo, for example, has one - but I can't say how good (or not) they are, whether for the commercial or freeware version. Some products offer so-called 'premium support' for their paid versions, where one can get responses from the team themselves, instead of from community forum members. Others do have a contact form where users could contact the developers directly, but other than PrivateFirewall (more on that below), I don't experience to comment in that regard. Perhaps someone else could chime in here. Greg Salvato, CEO of Privacyware, is quick to respond to queries in regards to PrivateFirewall, and is helpful with any issues that arise from the software. So in terms of support, they are probably at the top of the group. view
Best Free Firewall Protection 7 years 4 months ago t i m The detailed review for Comodo was written back when it was the #1 choice, however others have since caught up and so, combined with other issues with Comodo, it's no longer the clear-cut #1 choice (at least for now). The biggest issue with PrivateFirewall, in my opinion, is the user interface is still not too user friendly, so the more beginner users may feel confused and overwhelmed with it. Comodo has a more simplier, user-friendly interface which they may prefer. Of course the advanced users probably won't have any problems with it. Hence why to date there is no "Gizmo's Award" for a top class freeware pick from the list. Of course that may change in the future, but right now seems more of a tie, and I felt it would be unfair to set the award when there is no clear-cut winner. Thanks for pointing that out though - I should re-word those sections to make it more clear. And I agree..free stuff rocks! view
Best Free Firewall Protection 7 years 2 months ago t i m Thanks for letting us know of the program - I'll certainly take a look at it. Although, on first review not sure how detailed any help manuals would be, being that it appears to be a native french site (as stated on the home page). It has also not been updated for over a year. view
Best Free Firewall Protection 6 years 10 months ago t i m That is a good idea, will look into it. Thanks for the suggestion! view
Best Free Firewall Protection 6 years 9 months ago t i m As with virtually all software agreed it certainly has its pros & cons. Depending on the user it just might be fitting for some, while others may require the more advanced-featured ones. Thanks for your comment! view
Best Free Firewall Protection 5 years 6 months ago t i m

It was previously there but on a different page, looks like they have removed it completely now and discontinued the product. Thanks for bringing it to our attention I will make the necessary changes.

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Best Free Firewall Protection 5 years 6 months ago t i m

Apologies for the delay in responding but thanks for the heads up. Will update accordingly

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Best Free Firewall Protection 5 years 5 months ago t i m

Thanks MrBrian, Outpost links have been updated. Seems like Online Armor has now been discontinued though. I'll probably move those to a different discountinued section..might leave the reviews up though, since they're already there as like an 'FYI' for all the ones who want to explore

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Best Free Firewall Protection 5 years 5 months ago t i m

Thanks for the comment. Agree looks like Online Armor has ceased support and development, so while it's still available for download elsewhere I will probably move it to the unsupported section. Likewise for AVS firewall.

PrivateFirewall I believe the developer has not completely stopped development of the firewall; however, as far as I know they haven't been actively developing it either.

The list has been getting a bit outdated lately, over the next while I'll aim to refresh and update the list with some more current software. Stay tuned!

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Best Free Firewall Protection 4 years 8 months ago t i m Hi Camile, thanks for your comment. The security wizard has been discontinued from our site at this time. I invite you to visit our forum for any questions or comments you may have on selecting the appropriate security software view
Site Suggestions and Feedback 6 years 7 months ago t i m Hello there, my name is Tim and I am the editor for the Best Free Firewall list as mentioned. Just wanted to let you know that I will be working on updating the category soon with revised / new content as necessary. Thanks for visiting and posting your comments! view
Best Free Jigsaw Puzzle and Creator 4 years 10 months ago tabletguy

For PicPuz, the new developer link is http://kornelix.net/
BigJig is at version 8.26 and supports Windows 10

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Free Version Of The World's Best Known Mindmap Program 2 years 10 months ago tabletguy

Also, the source code is hosted on Github. Click the "Developers" link at page bottom to see their licensing options.

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A Top-Class Vector Illustration Package For Windows 2 years 10 months ago tabletguy

For some Windows 10 users, the first time starting up will take several minutes. It does NOT show any program window until after it has processed all of the fonts, although it is running in the task view window. (I started several instances when I thought it wasn't running.) Apparently, it's loading and processing all of the system fonts. One forum testor mentioned that the nightly development build didn't have that problem anymore. Hopefully that will be the case for everyone.

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Sun Clock 3 years 10 months ago tabletguy

The current website link is http://www.mapmaker.com/v4/Other%20software.Sun%20Clock.Sun%20Clock%207.htm

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Best Free Web Form Filler and Password Manager 3 years 6 months ago tacenator

Has the site editor or any readers had any experience with Master Password (masterpasswordapp dot com)? Reviews, comments, security issues, ease of use, etc.? It looks very promising. I came across it from the very informative article at privacytools dot io; check it out.

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How to Know If Your Computer Is Infected 5 years 7 months ago tacenator

Hi,
I have no reason to believe my system is infected. TDSSKiller ran fine and found no threats. However, CCE does not work on my 64 bit system. It starts to scan and then just vanishes. This happens with any of the scan modes. It appears to be a problem as the forums at Comodo show this, but no fixes. You suggest to use Comodo Internet Security in another article, but I am leery as Comodo CCE fails and the chat failed at their website. I could not find a download page which may contain a more recent version of CCE. Not a great website. I understand you manage forums for Comodo. Can you help?

TIA,

Tom

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How to Fix a Computer that Keeps Waking Up 3 years 9 months ago tacenator

Open Control Panel; type power options in search and open Power Options; change the setting to High Performance (or a setting that will not allow sleep); when done with the process, like Defender, reverse this to Balanced or the Option of choice.

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Stay Safe - Update Your Java Installation Now 7 years 5 months ago tacenator

Try going to Control Panel/Programs/Java. Click on the Security tab and make sure the "Enable Java content in the browser" checkbox is checked. Then you can run the Java checks at the website and download the latest version.

Then I go right back in to this checkbox and uncheck it. My default is to not allow Java. When I need it I go into Control Panel and allow it.

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If You Pay For Dropbox You've Got A Treat Coming 6 years 3 months ago tacenator

When I checked OneDrive, only 15 GB unless you have an Office 365 subscription where it goes to 1TB.
I recently loaded "Box" on my new Android LG Viper and it came with 50 GB for life as a promotion, able to sync with my desktop.

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Free Windows 10 for Mac and Linux Users? 5 years 5 months ago tacenator

Vic, you, I think, have been following the W10 rollout carefully? I am a (relatively) happy W7 user. I have the little "Get Windows 10" icon on my taskbar. The BIG questions here: should people be in a rush to upgrade to 10? Is it a good move? As the free upgrade is good for a year I think, is it better to wait? What, if any, will be the main advantages to upgrading to 10? Downsides?

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Freeware Protection Against Accidental File Deletion 5 years 4 months ago tacenator

Can a program like this recover deleted email from a client like Thunderbird? These files do not end up in the Recycle Bin and I do not know where they go when deleted from the T-bird Trash folder. They must be a file, and they must go somewhere?

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More Free Books From Microsoft. Download Yours Now. 4 years 6 months ago tacenator

Slightly off-topic, but Win 10 free offering will end soon. What is the consensus opinion(s) from the site authors and members of Windows 10? I am pretty happy with Win 7 Pro, but know that soon enough MS will stop supporting the platform. Should we be migrating to Win 10 or stay with what works? My system has the OS on a relatively small SSD with the storage and program files on the large D drive, so migration might be an issue.

TIA

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More Free Books From Microsoft. Download Yours Now. 4 years 6 months ago tacenator

Thank you toktok. I have long considered Linux, but have hesitated because I need some MS Office programs. Now that they can run in a separate setup on a Linux system, I will consider when a new system is warranted. Anyone else want to weigh in on Windows 10?

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A Complete Publishing Program Online For Free 4 years 3 months ago tacenator

Nice program, however I would need to pay a subscription to get any use out of it. To print or download as a PDF, you are constrained to 72 DPI which does not create a very nice document for any kind of publishing.

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Copy Files Between Your PC And Your iPhone or iPad 3 years 11 months ago tacenator

I just tried the install. I did not connect a device after installation, but just clicked the dropdown box and hit register. I was told the registration key is invalid! A copy/paste from their txt file...

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An Update For The Freeware Program I Use Every Day 3 years 7 months ago tacenator

I as sure we all have a fav. Think I found this in Gizmo. I love how this works and the editor is easy and works great. Really like Screenpresso! Give it a whirl:
https://www.screenpresso.com/

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An Advanced Password Manager That Works Online and Offline On Android 3 years 6 months ago tacenator

Jojo or anyone else had any experience with Master Password? It can be found at masterpasswordapp dot com. It looks like a unique and secure method of password generation. It appears to suffer from the clipboard fault highlighted in this article.

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Pale Moon. This New Web Browser Is Far From New! 2 years 9 months ago tacenator

Thanks Rob! I know this thread is about Pale Moon, but I thought I would ask if you (and the community) have any feedback on Vivaldi, a browser that got a lot of buzz a year or so ago? Extensions are important, and it says at the Vivaldi website: "Because Vivaldi is built using the Chromium web browser project, extensions available in the Chrome Web Store can also be installed in Vivaldi. In some instances, extensions built for the Chrome browser will behave differently when installed in Vivaldi, but for the most part your favourite Chrome extensions will work just fine in Vivaldi."

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Convert Files With A Right Click In Windows Explorer 1 year 9 months ago tacenator

Thanks rhiannon! I like compact programs like this one. I love Image Resizer for Windows another Explorer context menu add-in; could no longer find it on Gizmo, but think I originally found it here. Use it all the time. Quick and simple: http://www.bricelam.net/ImageResizer/

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