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Best Free File Encryption Utility 7 years 6 months ago sonoffar

I have been reading about a program called "Rubberhose". It doesn't seem to be active but what I read sounded like it would be the perfect tool for safeguarding information on a computer. Anyone have any experience or information on this program?

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Best Free Electronic Book Reader 5 years 7 months ago sonoffar

yBook2 has apparently not been updated since 2012. This particular TSA has not been updated for some time as well.

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Best Free Electronic Book Reader 5 years 7 months ago sonoffar

"yReader2" hasn't been updated for a couple of years, "Reader Library" has been shut down for a year, and this site is falling further and further behind the curve. What did you do to your volunteer editors?

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Qihoo 360 Total Security 3 years 1 month ago sonoffar

Will 360TS work with Win XP?
I failed to find any mention of system requirements in either your evaluation and review or the 360 website.

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Best Free Screen Capture Tool 2 years 7 months ago Sonson

Hi. Nice collection of screen recorders. I often record my screen for tutorials using the Acethinker FRee Screen Recorder Online. It is a web-based application that I can use anytime. I dont need to download or install it. It is very simple and easy to use application. You may include it in your list next time.

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How to get a free legal copy of a Windows 7 installation disk 6 years 7 months ago Sont77

Hello I was wondering I had a copy of window 7 premium that I bought with my
Samsung laptop ...my hard drive crashed and I decided to buy a
intel nuc DN2820FYKH now I lost my copy of windows 7 but I found the box and have the product key will this copy of windows 7 premium work with my nuc and product key

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Best Free Android Apps - Updated 2020 5 years 8 months ago sonystrife

360 Clean Droid
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.qihoo.cleandroid

-cache & junk cleaner (better than 1tap cleaner, BUT BE CAUTIOUS)
-startup manager
-memory booster
-privacy shredder
-nice & sleek ui layout ;)

i stopped using 1tap cleaner since it has quite many intrusive ads

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Moon+ Reader 4 years 1 month ago Sool

I don't know whether this is a recent development, but Moon+ Reader DOES read PDF files, and it makes an excellent job of this.

My work involves regularly consulting a hefty PDF file that consists of several pages of indexes followed by several hundred pages of guidelines.

Moon+ Reader allows me to touch an item within the index, which then takes me directly to the page I want. There is an non-intrusive back button, which I can use to get quickly back to the index if required. Moon+ Reader also enables me to easily bookmark pages that I frequently visit and it also provides a separate clickable index of the various sub-sections of my guidelines. I can therefore navigate my way around my unwieldy tome with astonishing ease.

The advertising is minimal and only appears during background tasks. It does not appear on pages that you are reading.

Having tried all of the other readers mentioned above I found that Moon+ Reader best suited to my particular needs. I would not wish other people to miss out on trying this excellent app in the belief that it doesn't handle PDF files.

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Are Ads Coming to the Windows 10 Start Menu? 5 years 5 days ago Sooty

I just wanted to add my thanks to vic for the article and to vandamme for the detailed linux post above.

Like crosseyedlemon I've been unsure which way to jump into linux but after reading the above I now feel I have the confidence to do so. Thanks.

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Best Free File-Based Backup Program 4 years 8 months ago Sope

As far as I can tell, it looks like Comodo's "free" 10GB online storage is only a 90 day trial.... or am I missing something?

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The Windows 10 Start Menu Explained- How to Customize and Use it 5 years 4 months ago Sope

+1
Good simple advice for those contemplating the free upgrade to Win10

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Something Interesting is Happening at Gizmo's Freeware 5 years 2 months ago Sope

+1 to lesam's comment.

Sounds a good and reasonable decision Gizmo!

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Firefox Extension Improves Web Page Readability 5 years 1 week ago Sope

If you don't want to use an add-on for this, you can just use the "Reader View" button now built in to the address bar in the latest version of Firefox.

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A Lean And Free Windows Music Player 4 years 11 months ago Sope

+1 for 1by1

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Free Online Screen Sharing For Easy Support 4 years 10 months ago Sope

Sad but true!

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This Second-Opinion Malware Scanner Is Free Now 4 years 7 months ago Sope

I've been using HitmanPro for a long time now and find it very useful for identifying potential malware that other scanners sometimes overlook. The more varied the scanners used, the better IMO.
The original SurfRight website still currently offers HitmanPro downloads (without requiring a name and email address)....whereas at present, the Sophos link merely redirects you to that original website after collecting your email address!

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A Better Hard Disk Health Diagnostic 4 years 2 months ago Sope

@ hpearce
Look at the detailed info below where diskinfo says "remaining life" for your SSD, it should be matching that figure. For SSD's this is like a wear indicator rather than state of health. It's not telling you it's 1% failed but rather that it's used up 1% of its estimated life expectancy.

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LastPass Is Now Free Across Multiple Devices 3 years 11 months ago Sope

Slightly confusing....

Wording in an email I received (as an existing free version user) says :-
"Try LastPass Premium for Free! Thank you for using LastPass. LastPass is always free, but as a thank you, we've unlocked our Premium features for 60 days."

Nothing to suggest that the mobile version is now also free, until you look at the features comparison list on the LastPass website where you find that the section "Unlimited sync across all mobile & desktop devices" is now ticked in the free version list. Hope this is not an error. Would be a shame if this tick disappears after 60 days too! Just seems odd they're not shouting louder about it?

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LastPass Is Now Free Across Multiple Devices 3 years 11 months ago Sope

As a free version user it's certainly a very welcome upgrade and a significant premium feature to give away... good news!

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Download A Youtube Video As An Audio MP3 File 3 years 10 months ago Sope

Personally I like this this website - http://convert2mp3.net

Alternatively I use this Firefox Add-on - https://addons.mozilla.org/en-GB/firefox/addon/download-youtube/ to download the whole video so that I can choose to extract the audio in the format/compression I prefer using my preferred software.

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Multi Commander 3 years 2 months ago sososo

Configuration > Explorer Panel Settings > Display > Fonts

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Download Music From Soundcloud for Free 6 months 3 days ago SoundCloud Down...

Download SoundCloud songs from https://soundclouddownloading.org it's free, no registration required even tho download only 1 click away and listen to the song right on the website. it's awesome.

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Download Music From Soundcloud for Free 6 months 3 days ago SoundCloud Down...

soundclouddownloader.org is the best website to download songs from SoundCloud its a free website and only 1 click to download the song even tho you can listen to the music online right on the page.

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A Freebie that Integrates Gmail, Yahoo Mail into Windows 7 years 2 months ago Soundfx4

"If you right click on any file and select "Send to mail recipient" then Affixa automatically creates an email in your webmail account drafts folder with the file attached. You can then open that mail and send it whoever you want."

While this is better, it certainly is not the solution I'm looking for. When I right click a file > send to, Ideally a Gmail compose window would open up with the file attached and uploading. That's what I'd really like :\ does anyone know of a solution that can do it this way?

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Two Excellent Free Mind Map Programs 5 years 11 months ago souzarm

Thanks Rob Schifreen...

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Best Free Lightweight Web Browser 6 years 9 months ago souzarm

Thanks!
Vote in K-Meleon...

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Make Charts, Diagrams, Flowcharts, Mindmaps And More Online. 3 years 5 months ago souzarm

Thank you Rob Schifreen!

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A Welcome Update To My Favourite Text Editor 3 years 4 months ago souzarm

Thanks Rob Schifreen!

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Wallpaper of the Week: Red Forest Path 3 years 1 week ago souzarm

Very beautiful @RHianNon!
Thanks!

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Create And Manage Your Perfect Browser Home Page 7 years 1 month ago sp00nk

I've been using STARTME for over 4 months (I switched over from Zeadoo when my links just magically disappeared for the second time) and I've found it's the fastest (I hate waiting for a website to load) and cleanest of all the other alternatives. And trust me, I've tried most of them.

I was using Zeadoo (full of bugs, slow), tried symbaloo (a close runner to STARTME, but I ran out of space for my links and I hated switching tabs, also - images make it slow.), speeddial (very fast just like STARTME, but ridiculously little space for my links... navigating through them made me crazy), and ighome (too complex, heavy, and filled with a gazillion widgets I don't need. I just couldn't get it to work the way I needed.)

So I'm with Rob; my verdict: STARTME. Fastest, cleanest, and has ample space to fill with links. You'll be surprised just how many websites you use on a regular basis. (I have over 100...)
I also regularly backup all my stuff via export (just in case).

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Best Free File Archiver Or Zip Utility 5 years 7 months ago sp80

Hello.
Could you please indicate which of the reviewed ZIP file utilities if any allow to get a preview of ZIP attachments in Outlook 2010 ?
Thank you in advance for your help.
Best regards.

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Best Free CD Ripper 5 years 11 months ago spaarks

Audiograbber used to be my favourite, in particular the audio input (vinyl) facility. However it is now HIGHLY INFECTIOUS - in spite of me 'declining' several offers to include various junk it managed to dump SearchProtect, Trovi and ClientConnect. (Malawarebytes got rid of them, I hope).

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Best Free Digital Image Viewer 2 years 10 months ago spaarks

Zoner now has a 30 day free trial only. Older versions are available but it doesn't say if they are free.

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Best Free Mega Web Browser 5 years 12 months ago spaarks

Good work.
Browsers seem to be getting increasingly problematical - firefox with flash and and nagging to synchronise, chrome with it's continual nagging to use chrome feature. Only IE supports active-x.

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Best Free Email Software 7 years 5 months ago spaarks

Thunderbird provides no privacy for your mailboxes. Anyone with access to your computer can open Thunderbird and read all your emails. There is an add on to password your Thunderbird profile, but it is easily circumvented.

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Best Free Video Editing Program 9 months 2 weeks ago spaarks

Videopad Video Editor free version is not very good, as you can't save edited files.

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Best Free CD-DVD Burning Software 6 years 10 months ago spaarks

11 Dec 2013 Imgburn update installed several invasive programs on my machine - even though I unticked all the extras.

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Best Free Firewall Protection 6 years 8 months ago spaarks

Zonealarm installed itself on my computer, accompanied by Zonealarm search installing itself on each of my browsers as the default search engine.
I got rid of both, but it has reappeared.
This spyware is not detected by Spybot or Malawarebytes.

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Best Free Adware-Spyware-Scumware Remover 5 years 11 months ago spaarks

Malawarebytes Free identifies very few tracking cookies, even on Threat Scan, whereas Spybot identifies lots. I am using the default settings for both programs.

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Best Free Adware-Spyware-Scumware Remover 5 years 11 months ago spaarks

Ah I see, thanks for the explanation.

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Best Free Adware-Spyware-Scumware Remover 5 years 11 months ago spaarks

It seems I was wrong about Spybot, on one hand it is too aggressive in that it appears to delete a lot of saved user names and such like.
On the other hand it missed OpenCandy, SearchProtect, Trovi and Clientconnect - all of which were detected and quarantined by Malawarebytes free edition.

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Best Free Tune-up Program For Computer 6 years 1 month ago spaarks

Toolwiz Care. This procuct is dangerous. After using the default cleanup I got "Resource file C_PsdRsDll" error appears when I start the computer.

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Best Free Tune-up Program For Computer 6 years 1 month ago spaarks

Yes indeed, I should have heeded the warning - and will probably do so in future!
Even so I have used the CCleaner registry cleaner for years and never had a single problem.

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Best Free File or Disk Catalog Organizer 2 years 22 hours ago spaarks

Whatever happened to MP3 Audio Collection? Can't find it on Google search.

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Best Free Genealogy or Family Tree Software 7 years 1 month ago spaarks

Sadly Personal Ancestral File is no longer available from the LDS Familysearch site. It is still available elsewhere as is the (essential) PAF Companion, but the latter no longer seems to accept the security PIN.

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Best Free Bookmark Synchronizer 2 years 1 month ago spaarks

Xmarks is gone. It always had problems synching between firefox and chrome.

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Best Free Online Backup 1 year 3 months ago spaarks

Dropbox is now limited to three devices.
There is no indication that your files have NOT been backed up - for whatever reason.

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Best Free Software for Linux 1 year 9 months ago spaarks

Font Manager appears to be unstable. When trying to disable many fonts it freezes for several minutes every 10 or so selections. You have to select each individual font separately - cannot select a whole family at once.
There are far to many fonts loaded during installation (most for non-western keyboards), leading to a bloated font box in office apps.

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Best Free Software for Linux 1 year 9 months ago spaarks

FONTMATRIX
This has been removed from the Ubuntu repositories and is reported to be dysfunctional.

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How to Find Out How Fast Your USB Flash Drives Are 1 year 8 months ago spaarks

Win 10. Program would not recognise usb2 flashdrive. Only showed Hard drives.

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How to Find Out How Fast Your USB Flash Drives Are 1 year 8 months ago spaarks

I tested a16GB Kingston Datatraveller 3.0. - R/W 130/28
Later tested same again - R/W 34/27

Drive was empty.

Kinda useless.

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AbiWord 2 years 1 month ago spaarks

Excellent program, but no longer available for Windows.

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UltraDefrag 1 year 9 months ago spaarks

This is very slow indeed. Took 7 hours for a full drfrag, and now in Full Optimisation and after 7 hours only 68% optimised.
Defender and Super Antispyware real-time protection are turned OFF.
Trash and temp files deleted before starting.
Is there something I have missed?

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GO Launcher 1 year 7 months ago spaarks

No longer free. Quite expensive.

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Zoner Photo Studio Free 5 months 6 days ago spaarks

Quite 'clunky' to use and hard to find the "free" version. Too many functions missing in "Free" version. Too much pressure to move to the paid version.
I think this one should be taken off the list altogether.

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Xmarks 1 year 8 months ago spaarks

xMarks is no longer available. Please remove it.

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Best Free Tune-up Program For Computer 7 years 7 months ago SpaceCowboy I'll take a look at that, thank you for your input! SC view
Best Free Tune-up Program For Computer 7 years 7 months ago SpaceCowboy I am testing it now. However, I believe the registry optimizing may be too aggressive for the average home user. SC view
Best Free File Archiver Or Zip Utility 7 years 2 months ago SpaceOctopus

Well firstly, peazip just sucks. I mean aside from the fact it is infected with opencandy, there are just too many things that render it a pain in the ass to use, especially if you like downloading a lot of stuff and they're always in archives, which you want to easily right click on and either choose "extract to____" so that you can select multiple different archives to each extract into separate folders for each one, with the same name, in that directory, which takes less than 2 seconds and requires no further input, and also the fact it was a pain in the ass trying to extract multiple archives in general, no matter how I wanted to do it, but especially if I wanted to name the folder myself from the UI. I can't remember what else, but I do remember I hated peazip within the first week of using it and went on to find 7zip, which I find absolutely perfect for what it's supposed to do. Honestly, the "boring" or "old" damn UI shouldn't factor into the rating or whatever, especially considering there are quite a lot of us who LIKE that kind of user interface, especially people with Windowsblinds or at least a classic theme, not to mention the fact people have been building unbelievably HIDEOUS and completely unusable user interfaces for all kinds of good software as of late and completely DESTROYING them and all of their functionality. Regardless, it needs to WORK for everyone. I found 7zip to be the most awesome utility I've ever had, in fact. I really appreciate the work done on it, and they've kept it simple & effective.

Still, any software, no matter how free, that installs crap like adware, babylon toolbar and more nonsense, does NOT deserve to be on a list like this, nor to get anything above a 1-star rating. If they really need to do advertising to get paid for their free software, they should put actual ads in their software. Don't infect our computers and change shit around to screw us over. It's just despicable, infuriating, disgusting and stupid.

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How to Report Spam 7 years 7 months ago Spamfighter

To forward an email as an attachment in Yahoo:
Click its box so there is a checkmark in the box in your list of emails (the particular email is not open at this point, you see your spambox or inbox in your screen). Hold down simultaneously Alt-Shift-F. You now have a new email with the checked email as the attachment.

Here is one other place I forward my spam to, as an attachment - cybertopcops. They do research and help to educate the public about the frauds, I think.

Thank you to everyone who fights these harrassing, insidious parasites we know only as spammers but are really dangerous Internet crime rings.

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Best Free Windows 64-bit Software 1 year 11 months ago Spanish Talk

Hi Guys, I'm looking for a free basic sound enhancer for pc/laptob sound generator. Just a basic equalizer will suffice..

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Best Free Media Player 4 years 9 months ago speakandlisten

Some media players have the ability to boost the audio volume through the computer's built in speaker above the 100% maximum level which the computer's settings would normally allow. I believe that VLC is one of those which can do this.
Of all of the players on this list (and also of any other free media players which you may know of ) which ones can increase the speaker volume above the normal maximum level, and how much percentage wise does each player claim that it can increase the volume? I have read for instance, that VLC may be able to boost the maximum volume setting by either 200%, or possibly as much as 400%.

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AOMEI Backupper 2 years 9 months ago speedlever

I grabbed the free copy and took a look at it. Seems pretty straightforward with the exception that if you want to make a bootable clone, you have to buy the Pro version.

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Best Free Volunteer, Charity, and Donation Technology 2 years 2 weeks ago Spencer

Hello! I know this article is old, but it's a great list. I'd also like to recommend www.beanbeanbean.com to anyone who appreciates this kind of stuff -- it's a lot like freerice, but with beans instead :)

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Best Free Audio-Video Format Conversion Program 4 years 6 months ago Spencman

I can't agree with the Top pick in this catagory. For me all the "Freemake stuff" is pup software! It was already stated that most free software come with some additional pup Software, like adobe acrobat bundles with google chrome and s.o.
but freemake installs opencandy installer and that really is crap! So you are not only getting a McAffee Scanner or the like, but tons of crapware. Some of the Software that comes with opencandy installer can be considered malware.
I find the converted videos i did with freemake are qualitywise behind some other freeware tools - when using the same output video settings.
The article says it took handbrake longer, but you did a completely different conversion! Auto-bitrate single pass against a constant bitrate...that is just like saying an apple tasts better than a pear...
And i don't consider the time it takes to convert a video as important as quality and size of the output.
I tried freemake with cuda feature and it didn't do any good - freemake crashed with my test-file.
My top pick would be "Any Video Converter free", as easy as freemake, tons of presets and better quality than with freemake and no crap-, bloat-, ransom-, whatever-ware installed on your PC, besides the one that can be checked off during install.
Other free tools like MediaCoder, XMediaRecode or Handbrake do a better job - regarding quality and output-size - than freemake!
If you are in a hurry - Don't install freemake! It will just screw your PC and you will end up spending a lot more time getting your PC cleaned of the Software the opencandy installer forced onto your PC, than the time saved upon video conversion.

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Best Free Audio-Video Format Conversion Program 4 years 6 months ago Spencman

You figured that out correctly: If you don't let the Installer access the opencandy webpages it can't be installed and that is the only way not to install opencandy BS!
That's why i can't understand having freemake in this list as the top pick: Many users won't even know how to block the opencandy-page or run freemake in a sandbox. It is not that freemake is malware, but opencandy does install malware. So if you aren't a professional or very experianced user better keep your hands of freemake.

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Best Free Audio-Video Format Conversion Program 4 years 3 months ago Spencman

I guess you picked lossless mp3? Normal mp3 conversion (including quality loss) is free in every vdeo/audio converter i know. Lossless mp3 codec is protected, So it will cost the Software-Provider to have lossless mp3 conversion feature implemented. I don't know of any freeware supporting lossless mp3.

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Best Free Folder Synchronization Utility 6 years 5 months ago SpiderJon

Based on trying them both with sync'ing 500GB of data between two NAS drives via a Win8.1u PC, SyncBackFree V6 seems a lot faster than FreeFileSync (and SyncBackFree doesn't include Open Candy, either).

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Three Ways to Easily Access Your Most Recent Documents and Files in Windows 8.x 6 years 5 months ago SpiderJon

No point trying to find awkward "workarounds" - just get Classic Shell and most Win 8/8.1 problems are fixed.

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Powerful Free Microsoft Security Tool EMET Now in Version 4.1 Update 6 years 5 months ago SpiderJon

It's worth reading "The Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit" at http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2458544 before installing EMET.

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How to Deal with the Ransomware Called CryptoLocker 6 years 4 months ago SpiderJon

The table of contents above doesn't correspond with the one on bleepingcomputer.com - the one above omits the correct part 1. ("The purpose of this guide").

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CCleaner Is Updated, Free And Portable 4 years 6 months ago SpiderJon

> "The most recent update to CCleaner was a couple of weeks ago"

CCleaner is "updated" every two weeks or so because it provides an opportunity for them to sell people a paid-for version. And that's fine - Piriform is a business. But I don't think it's a good reason for a "hot find" sort of item.

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Best Free Mega Web Browser 5 years 8 months ago spiderpig168

There is another great alternative out there called Polarity Browser. It is light on resources and very fast.

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Best Free Personal Finance Software 6 years 9 months ago spilot

The review of Homebank lists 2 items under Cons. I don't know what version the reviewer used, but version 4.5 has both extensive local help in HTML format and exports CSV.

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Best Free Software for Linux 6 years 9 months ago spilot

For my money (so to speak), Homebank is a much better personal banking app than GnuCash and should be included in the banking category.

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Best Free Encryption Utility for Cloud Storage 5 years 4 months ago spirit11

Based on several review sites, we chose Vivo for encryption of corporate files on Dropbox (about 200,000 files with 20 users).

There is no user guide for Vivo and there are 2 versions of the product. Responses by email from the company were minimal.

After two months of frustration and wasted labor hours, we gave up. The software may indeed be as good as the reviews indicate. Add in the costs of implementation since there is no user manual.

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Heartbleed Effect: Passwords You Need to Change Now 6 years 6 months ago Spitfire

Thank you for letting me

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Is 2018 the Year the Internet Finally Died? 2 years 9 months ago spooky2ooth

Hello, thanks for the sadly true article.

It's a melancholy feeling to know that the internet, like most everything else in the world, has been corrupted beyond redemption by corporations. Of course the writing was clearly on the wall when Google, one of the most powerful entities connected to the internet dropped the 'Don't Be Evil' from their motto and code of conduct. I'm pretty sure it wasn't because they wanted to be a teensy weensy ornery once in a while. Of course things will only get worse with the installation of Verizon mouthpiece and well known liar Ajit Pai as FCC chairman. The decision to end net neutrality was a foregone conclusion the moment he was appointed chairman regardless of what the vast majority of people wanted. The 'vast majority' ain't putting the big bucks into these guys coffers so it's hard to get them to listen. Then if one installs software to maintain some degree of privacy while online they will find many websites that will not work unless they disable their software and allow that site to have a look under the hood. When or if another iteration of the internet fires up it would be none to soon for me. Thanks for being one of the dwindling places I trust online.

Happy New Year!

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This stunning interactive weather map shows real time weather conditions around the world 2 years 1 month ago spooky2ooth

I first discovered these wind current maps in a Play store weather app a little over a year ago and really liked it. I like the larger one on my monitor even better. It's truly mesmerizing to me to watch all the different wind directions and then go to the spot on the globe where they change direction because the currents have met another that forces a change in direction. Thanks for the heads up.

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How To Remove Google+ From Your Gmail Account 6 years 4 months ago spradlig

Thanks for the article. I dislike Google+ and having to see Google's ads for it every time I use one of their services.

Unfortunately, Google+ is necessary if one wants to comment on a YouTube video. I don't care much about that, but I want to be able to "Like" videos and maintain a channel and playlists. I'm not sure if I need Google+ to do so. Google wants to promote Google+, so they don't make it easy to determine this.

So I second (third?) the call for a list of Google services and functionality that require Google+. Since this is bound to change, a date should be provided in the body of the article, with a friendly reminder to the reader that nothing is permanent on the Web.

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How To Remove Google+ From Your Gmail Account 6 years 4 months ago spradlig

Thanks for comment #2. I don't care much about commenting on YouTube videos, but I want to be able to maintain playlists.

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Best Free Download Manager 2 years 8 months ago Sprintel

I need your input.. Which one of these programs can list and download multiple files of a certain type from a website page similar to downthemall?

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Best Free Download Manager 2 years 8 months ago Sprintel

Thanks George for the reply. Unfortunately, most batch download feature that I know cannot crawl a webpage, list all possible download links and allow me to filter certain file types. I might be wrong but eagleget's batch download feature does not seem to be able to do what I'm looking for.

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Best Free Download Manager 2 years 8 months ago Sprintel

Thank you George!!!

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Best Free Video Editing Program 4 years 1 month ago Sprintel

Hitfilm 4 is free and has great capabilities. It also can edit mp4 video.

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VirtualDub 3 years 11 months ago Sprintel

Try windows movie maker. I think it can do what you want and it's easy to use (it has been a while since I used it). You can also try HitFilm. It's a little bit complicated for a novice but there is a tutorial on youtube that you can follow. I'ven done it before.

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Web of Trust (WOT) 3 years 11 months ago Sprintel

If this is true, wot probably needs to be removed from your recommended list.
http://www.ghacks.net/2016/11/01/browsing-history-sold/
"The data that Panorama bought from brokers contained more than ten billion web addresses. The data was not fully anonymized, as the team managed to identify people in various ways.

The web address, URL, for instance revealed user IDs, emails or names for instance. This was the case for PayPal (email), for Skype (user name) or an online check-in of an airline."

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Web of Trust (WOT) 3 years 11 months ago Sprintel

If the decision is not to remove the addon, I believe techsupportalert at a minimum has thr obligation to disclose the privacy issues that have been on the news lately. Even chrome and firefox already removed this addon from their sites.

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Best Free Anonymous Surfing Services 5 years 4 months ago Sputnik

As I am far from being an expert of VPNs, I have a simple question...

It is said that many VPN suppliers collects informations about you. Is that possible to conceal our true IP to a VPN supplier by using, beside the VPN itself, a software which has for unique task to change our IP ?

If these two softwares (VPN and IP hider) may work together, will the IP hider software change my IP between my computer and the VPN supplier or will it change the IP that the VPN supplier creates to hide my real IP ?

Please, I would like that nobody tells me that the VPN is supplying a new IP and that I don't need a IP hider, that is not the question here.

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Best Free Firewall Protection 5 years 7 months ago Sputnik

I have been obliged to uninstall COMODO Firewall recently because I had a problem with the last version of it.

I am using softwares like FreeFileSync or SyncFolders to backup my data with one way only mirroring on external HDs.

I don't want here to discuss if it is a good way of doing backups or not.

The problem is that after doing such a backup, if I immediately make the same backup, the same exact files that were copied in the previous backup will be backupped again, and the same thing happens each time I would immediately do the same thing again. It is as if the files were not backupped at all.

The backup software indicates clearly that everything went OK, that no problem occured at all.

I had not this problem with previous versions of COMODO Firewall which I use since a couple of years.

The backup software has the correct permissions from COMODO Firewall.

Does someone had the same problem or knows something about it ?

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Best Free Firewall Protection 5 years 7 months ago Sputnik

The problem related in my previous comment has been treated in the COMODO's Forum.

It is a problem concerning ADS (Alternate Data Stream) and timestamps.

The problem should be addressed by the month of April.

People having problems with version 8 of COMODO Firewall should revert to version 7 till the next version 8, which will maybe have brought a fix to this problem.

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Just Get Flux. Your Eyes Will Thank You. 4 years 2 months ago Sputnik

Yes, it is a very good software and really very useful, but I really prefer SunsetScreen over it because this one has more options allowing a better fine tuning.

We may find SunsetScreen at this address : http://www.skytopia.com/software/sunsetscreen

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Just Get Flux. Your Eyes Will Thank You. 4 years 2 months ago Sputnik

Hi HisSon.

You will find a portable version of SunsetScreen at this address :
http://www.softpedia.com/get/PORTABLE-SOFTWARE/System/System-Enhancements/Portable-SunsetScreen.shtml

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Just Get Flux. Your Eyes Will Thank You. 4 years 2 months ago Sputnik

Those who will use this kind of software should adjust correctly the sunrise and sunset times.

You will find these exact values for the place where you are located on this website :
http://www.timeanddate.com/sun/

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Just Get Flux. Your Eyes Will Thank You. 4 years 2 months ago Sputnik

Hi HisSon.

Maybe that I misunderstood the meaning of your question.

If your question was to know if the changes brought by this software to your monitor are reversible if you uninstall the software, the answer is "yes". But the changes are also immediately dropped down when you close the software.

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Just Get Flux. Your Eyes Will Thank You. 4 years 2 months ago Sputnik

Hi, HisSon.

Here is what I meant by "But the changes are also immediately dropped down when you close the software." :

When you press the "X" button in the upper right of SunsetScreen's window, the program doesn't really shut down. It is just minimized in the Notification Area in the taskbar, just beside the clock.

What I mean by "closing" the program is to right click on the SunsetScreen's icon of the Notification Area and chosing "Close Program" in the contextual menu. At this moment your monitor will return to its normal settings.

The thing is the same for the installed version and for the portable one.

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Just Get Flux. Your Eyes Will Thank You. 4 years 2 months ago Sputnik

F.lux vs SunsetScreen

Here are the main differences between these two softwares.

F.lux has the capability to self-adjust to the sunrise and sunset times while you have to enter manually these values in SunsetScreen. All you have to do in F.lux is to indicate your location and F.lux will do the rest.

As I already said in another comment, you will find the exact values of sunrise and sunset times for the place where you are located on this website : http://www.timeanddate.com/sun/

SunsetScreen, on its side, has a capability that F.lux doesn't have : it may adjust not just the tone of color of your monitor for the day and for the night, but also the brightness of your monitor by increments of 1%. That capability is a very handy one because you may define a different brightness for the day and for the night, also, you may change the brightness at any time you want.

Make your choice : do you feel lazy and wants the software to adjust by itself the sunrise and sunset times or do you want more control on the brightness of your monitor ?

I know that every monitor offers means to adjust its brightness, but it is usually a little bit more laborious to do this with these means than to use the simple capability of SunsetScreen.

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