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Browse and Get Millions of Wallpapers and Ringtones For Your Device 9 hours 13 min ago pratomorone

I used to use Zedge almost exclusively for ringtones and other sounds for my Android until they started charging for simple sounds.

Not any more. I have found, although with a good deal of searching, a number of sites that will give me the sounds I desire.

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Complete Guide to Open Source Privacy Tools and Online Safety 18 hours 54 min ago Panzer There is a problem with that site: https://lemmy.ml/post/31433 view
Complete Guide to Open Source Privacy Tools and Online Safety 18 hours 57 min ago Panzer You are welcome. view
Complete Guide to Open Source Privacy Tools and Online Safety 1 day 1 hour ago rhiannon

Oddly enough I updated the link to that site in this article yesterday. :)

Finds of the Week: Privacy Tools / Learn to code for free / Graphics for DIY and crafts / Block Windows 10 Creator update | Gizmo's Freeware

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Complete Guide to Open Source Privacy Tools and Online Safety 1 day 1 hour ago rhiannon

Good resources, thanks Panzer.

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Complete Guide to Open Source Privacy Tools and Online Safety 1 day 2 hours ago irwanwr

that site is oddly very similar to this site; https://www.privacytools.io
which has been around for years.

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Best Free Software for Linux 1 day 2 hours ago Panzer Unattach - easily download Gmail attachments in bulk, and optionally remove them: https://unattach.app/ view
Complete Guide to Open Source Privacy Tools and Online Safety 2 days 2 hours ago Panzer Top privacy tools, apps and services 2020: https://privacytoolslist.com/ Which search engine respects privacy: https://digdeeper.neocities.org/ghost/search.html More about privacy stuff you can get here: https://digdeeper.neocities.org/ Which browser respects privacy (a little bit outdated): https://spyware.neocities.org/articles/browsers.html view
Complete Guide to Open Source Privacy Tools and Online Safety 2 days 4 hours ago rhiannon

You're very welcome. :-)

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Complete Guide to Open Source Privacy Tools and Online Safety 2 days 9 hours ago eikelein

Ms. rhiannon,
again a BIG thank you for an excellent find!

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How to Disable the New Copy and Paste Feature in Edge 2 days 10 hours ago rhiannon

Thanks for the details. What stayed with me was the volume of commentary that anyone should have to pay to use a browser. I was puzzled by it. If someone develops a program they can charge for it, or these days sell subscriptions to use it.

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Best Free Technical Support Sites 2 days 12 hours ago muhannad

i created a open vpn on pf sense for a testing purpose give a solution for download exe file. export the certificate is not possible

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Free Windows Desktop Software Security List 2 days 12 hours ago tom4455

The link for "Gizmo's Security Wizard" is no good. Get an "OOPs, This Page Cannot be Located."

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How to Disable the New Copy and Paste Feature in Edge 2 days 20 hours ago Fairportfan

Not at first. And when it did start costing it was $35 for a lifetime license.

And it was the only truly standards-compliant browser at the time.

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How to Disable the New Copy and Paste Feature in Edge 3 days 2 hours ago rhiannon

I remember when Opera first came out, didn't people have to pay to use it at one time? 

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How to Disable the New Copy and Paste Feature in Edge 3 days 5 hours ago Fairportfan

Yeah, there's that.

But i haven't used an MS browser since i discovered Opera - back when it fit on a single floppy.

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How to Disable the New Copy and Paste Feature in Edge 3 days 6 hours ago rhiannon

That may be an option for most people if they don't like or don't want to start using a product. If you work at an organization that allows only certain programs used on their computers, it's not an option. Might as well do what you can to make it work for you within those confines. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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How to Disable the New Copy and Paste Feature in Edge 3 days 7 hours ago Fairportfan

Better method to avoid the problem:

Don't use Edge.

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MPC-HC 3 days 19 hours ago goodbeauty

nice media players

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Best Free Remote Access Software 3 days 20 hours ago ctwist

This requires Windows 10 Pro.

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Site Suggestions and Feedback 4 days 4 hours ago rbt55

There is a problem in the Free Windows Desktop Software Security List - System Hardening and Protection section. I was looking for an antilogger and in the Key scrambling subsection when clicking on the "NextGen Antikeylogger (FF,IE,OB)" link it redirects to [sex site link removed]

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Site Suggestions and Feedback 4 days 4 hours ago MidnightCowboy Many thanks for pointing this out. Unfortunately it does happen since there are hundreds of links to keep track of. This one has now been removed. MC - Site Manager. view
Wallpaper of the Week: Forest Snow 4 days 6 hours ago rhiannon

You're very welcome. :-)

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Wallpaper of the Week: Forest Snow 4 days 10 hours ago jiligahi

Very nice as always, many thanks

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Best Free PC Games 5 days 11 hours ago George.J

Thanks, links fixed

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Best Free PC Games 5 days 20 hours ago Sea Mac

Golden Axe myth is gone ...

so is Blue Lacuna.

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Wallpaper of the Week: Forest Snow 6 days 7 hours ago rhiannon

My pleasure, and thank you for the kind words. :-)

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Wallpaper of the Week: Forest Snow 6 days 7 hours ago rhiannon

You're welcome, I'm glad you like it. :-)

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Best Free Animated GIF Maker 6 days 11 hours ago Shamim Shaikh

Woow that I looking for. Great article. It very easy. if anyone edit photo in online please check it out
Photo Editing Point

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Watch YouTube Videos Without Being Tracked by Google 6 days 17 hours ago Panzer youtube-local is a browser-based client for watching Youtube anonymously and without the lag of the slow page used by Youtube: https://github.com/user234683/youtube-local view
Best Free Software for Linux 6 days 18 hours ago Panzer youtube-local is a browser-based client for watching Youtube anonymously and without the lag of the slow page used by Youtube: https://github.com/user234683/youtube-local view
This Windows Font Creator is Free and Online 6 days 20 hours ago Fairportfan

So i went there.

I created an account.

Nowhere did i see anything that resembled a way to create a font...

What am i missing?"

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Wallpaper of the Week: Forest Snow 1 week 3 hours ago Sgluber

How beautiful is the nature... why some people look and see nothing? And so, give no value?
Thank you, rhiannon! For bring us the beauty and the great value... always! :-)

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Wallpaper of the Week: Forest Snow 1 week 7 hours ago Rick Grunwald

Nice find. Thanks

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Best Free SMS App for Android 1 week 1 day ago steveorg

Did you look at the latest Messages app from Google? A separate app is needed for backup, but it supports the latest SMS standards and has a ton of other great features.

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An Introduction and a Quick Guide to Sandboxie 1 week 1 day ago TexasVet

Appreciate the feed back Mike C. I'm not going to assume that the Sandboxie/Firefox difficulty I'm having will be cured but I will try the newer version of Sandboxie.
Thanks again

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An Introduction and a Quick Guide to Sandboxie 1 week 1 day ago Mike C

I am currently using 5.43.6 64-bit with Win10. https://www.wilderssecurity.com/threads/sandboxie-technologies-sbie-open-source.428156/page-24#post-2956457 At about six blocks down you can see the different versions as stated at that time. There's a bunch of stuff going on; technically a bit difficult for me to deal with. Since I always keep an array of portable browsers handy, I just use whichever works with whatever version seems to be doing well at the moment. Firefox is always sort of my main goto. Bo Elam is shepherding one fork and David Xantos is doing another. I admit I've never tried the plus fork. Added bells and whistles are usually not for me. Hope this helps in some small way

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An Introduction and a Quick Guide to Sandboxie 1 week 1 day ago TexasVet

This article update shows 25 Nov 2020. Thanks and great article. The comments are pretty old but I'll post anyway.
Ive.been using Sandboxie 5.33.3 for some time on windows 10 and all has been ok until recently. With a recent Firefox update to v83 Sandboxie doesn't run with this error: "The procedure entry point ?CreateAndStoreEarlyBlankWindow@mozilla@@YAXPEAUHINSTANCE_@@@Z could not be located in the dynamic link library C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe.

From the comments below the real question is, where do I go to get the latest stable version of Sandboxie that works with Firefox and I guess Win10, tho' I don't see Win10 as part of my problem.

Thanks and happy Thanksgiving

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Best Free PC Games 1 week 1 day ago George.J

Little Fighter 2 requires MS VC 2005 SP1 to work, I will try it out in the coming days.

There's an open source version of Lugaru that I have updated in the links, will check out if it's fully free.

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Best Free PC Games 1 week 1 day ago George.J

I have updated the link for SORR. Let me check for the other two.

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Get This Full-Fledged Universal Email App for Free 1 week 1 day ago George.J

I like BlueMail and is probably one of the best email apps out there along with Edison mail. However, none of the free eMail apps gives me a good mobile view and I find myself regularly zooming in to view eMails as mail contents look extremely small in 1080p screen for 60% of eMails. Increasing font size doesn't help, most of the times I have to do it for individual eMails or if I keep it as universal font size it doesn't look good for most eMails. I feel that it's mostly because they utilize the webview of GMails or even Outlook and doesn't have a dedicated mobile view. So I'm stuck with one of the 2 commercial apps that gets mobile view right.

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Best Sites To Read Books Online Without Download or Registration 1 week 3 days ago MidnightCowboy Thanks for letting us know. I've taken out a total of 28 links which either return a 404 or where the link still exists but no longer has ebooks listed. MC - Site Manager. view
Best Free File or Disk Catalog Organizer 1 week 3 days ago spaarks

Is there a cataloguer specifically designed for music collections. MAC (MP3 Audio Collection) was great but no longer seems to work with large collections. When I last used it a couple of years ago it handled 120GB OK but now it just hangs after many hours. It was last updated in 2003, so the problem may be with current Windows versions.

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Get This Full-Fledged Universal Email App for Free 1 week 3 days ago not recognized

I've been using this for a few years. It's excellent except that support has lately fallen right off in quality: people answering questions you didn't ask and not answering the ones you did. Latest annoyance; an account stopped accessing server. Support didn't consider possibility of smtp settings changing. The problem existed for a few weeks and I only discovered it by accident on, in despair, deleting the account and reconfiguring it from scratch. The right settings had to be input manually even though the provider was on the list of auto-configure providers. Apropos of which that provider, disroot, seems to be getting dodgy too. Why arbitrarily, without notifiying people, change smtp settings. They're also currently blocked by microsoft to my intense irritation.

One other tiny bugbear about Bluemail- text doesn't reflow, so it can be quite hard reading mail.

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Best Sites To Read Books Online Without Download or Registration 1 week 3 days ago jrfreivalds

As of 11/20 MANY of these links are dead (generate 404 error message). Some good sites, but it's a lot to wade through to find them. Thanks for the effort in compiling the list--but removing dead links would make site more usable.

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Best Free PC Games 1 week 5 days ago George.J WHAT!! No way. These two are probably my top 5 games of all time. They are both critically acclaimed and a classic FPS that focuses a lot on story, humor and gameplay. Sadly, they are not as popular as they should be. I could possibly write a big review on these games if time permits. I will be updating this list soon to include these FPS in a category where story based freeware FPS are limited. view
Best Free PC Games 1 week 6 days ago Panzer No One Lives Forever 1 and 2 are free: http://nolfrevival.tk/ view
Best Free Software for Linux 1 week 6 days ago Panzer Douane - a personal firewall for Linux: https://douaneapp.com/ view
This Lightweight Image Viewer for Windows is Fast and Versatile 1 week 6 days ago rhiannon Nice features, it sure supports a bunch of formats.:) view
Best Free Software for Linux 2 weeks 6 hours ago Panzer GamingOnLinux - 442 free Linux games: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/free-games/ view
This Lightweight Image Viewer for Windows is Fast and Versatile 2 weeks 20 hours ago Australia

As always thanks Rhiannon for another great Windows freeware option. I like the Slideshow function
My preference is Universal Viewer, also reviewed on TechSupportAlert
- the advantages include a portable version, no reliance on NET Framework, and option to remove the menu bar and status bar

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Instantly Add Color to Black and White Photos with Image Colorizer 2 weeks 1 day ago rhiannon

That's wonderful! I was impressed by the results across a lot of subjects. Definitely a keeper.

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Instantly Add Color to Black and White Photos with Image Colorizer 2 weeks 2 days ago pvilan

Thanks! Excellent results. I made a few colorizations with very good results.
Peter

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LastPass Not Working in Firefox? It's Not Just You 2 weeks 2 days ago mysafuga

Should there be another persuasive post you can share next time, I’ll be surely waiting for it. facebook

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Reduce The Size Of Image Files 2 weeks 3 days ago Fairportfan

Years ago i had a tool that ran from the context menu, It ran on your machine, not online.

It did one thing and it did that very well - resize JPG files without significant quality loss.

I'm pretty sure i found it somewhere on this site; can't remember its name.

It used an image of {i think} a Hindu god for demo purposes.

Can anyone suggest what it was?

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Identify Fonts Online with These Free Tools 2 weeks 3 days ago rhiannon

That's the one that worked best for me too.

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Identify Fonts Online with These Free Tools 2 weeks 3 days ago Fairportfan

I had tried all of these except "What Font Is" - which seems the most flexible and has other free tools as well - like a webfont generator.

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Best Free Software for Linux 2 weeks 3 days ago Panzer NxFilter is a light-weight DNS filter: http://www.nxfilter.org/ view
Thank You for Donating 2 weeks 3 days ago Sea Mac

Glad to chip in a few more bucks! We WOULD Like to know what your fundraising target is, though.

This site is worthy, and beloved. You'll get it: whatever you need. A 'march of dimes' heads your way.

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An Amazing Act of Generosity 2 weeks 3 days ago Sea Mac

Glad to chip in a few more bucks! What Ronnie said goes for me also.

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Wallpaper of the Week: Horizon Sunset 2 weeks 4 days ago rhiannon

Glad you like it. :)

Hopefully between the two there's something people will like.

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This Lightweight Image Viewer for Windows is Fast and Versatile 2 weeks 4 days ago rhiannon

Thanks for the thorough description, it's good to see other's experiences.

I may be wrong, but last I checked Smart Screen flags anything it doesn't recognize. What it recognizes as safe seems to be very narrow. It will trigger even on digitally signed apps.
It's hurting a lot of developers whose apps are safe. Most people think whatever Smart Screen flags is malware of some sort, instead of something it doesn't recognize - they don't differentiate between "I've never seen this before" and "This looks like it contains malware".   

There is no absolute safety on the internet. I test software to the extent that I can to determine if it's safe before it shows up here.
VirusTotal regularly throws up false positives, where no other sources I've used see any issues. I include that in the article so you can use your own judgement. I urge everyone to test for yourself using a few different sources whether something is safe or not.
I take it as a given that a percentage of the time, VirusTotal will throw false positives on something I know is safe. It uses many vendors whose methods and products are unknown or questionable. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

 

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This Lightweight Image Viewer for Windows is Fast and Versatile 2 weeks 4 days ago rhiannon

Files in Explorer use the orientation in the image itself. It's not unusual for images to show different rotations in Windows File Explorer. It's enough of an annoyance that I found and use this program:

Rotate JPEG Pictures Automatically With This Windows Utility | Gizmo's Freeware

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Best Free Software for Linux 2 weeks 4 days ago Panzer Arkime is a large scale, open source, indexed packet capture and search tool: https://arkime.com/ Brim - browse, store and archive your logs: https://www.brimsecurity.com/ view
This Lightweight Image Viewer for Windows is Fast and Versatile 2 weeks 4 days ago rhiannon

That's a really good overview of your experience, and yes it's a good idea to contact the developer and let them know. Their email is at the bottom of the page, scroll to the bottom: module.art.team@gmail.com

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Best Free PC Games 2 weeks 4 days ago Panzer Forest's Secret is a cozy, nonviolent adventure game: https://bynine.itch.io/forestssecret Terra Nil is a reverse city builder about ecosystem reconstruction: https://vfqd.itch.io/terra-nil view
Best Free Software for Linux 2 weeks 4 days ago Panzer Forest's Secret is a cozy, nonviolent adventure game: https://bynine.itch.io/forestssecret Terra Nil is a reverse city builder about ecosystem reconstruction: https://vfqd.itch.io/terra-nil view
Wallpaper of the Week: Horizon Sunset 2 weeks 4 days ago Rick Grunwald

Great Rhiannon but your desktop is better :}}

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This Lightweight Image Viewer for Windows is Fast and Versatile 2 weeks 4 days ago Poshbird56

I can't open QPV now, so how can I contact the developers for help?

My first use of Quick Picture Viewer (QPV) was a little difficult.
I wanted to view 2 files which needed rotating to read the text which had been photographed.
The Edit/Rotate Counterclockwise turned it 90degrees OK, but when I saved the image, it looked in File Explorer to have been rotated the opposite way.
So I rotated it 180degrees, and saved it again. OK.

Next, I set Windows to open *.jpg files using QPV by default.
A double-click on a file opened QPV, but left it as an icon in the Taskbar. No attempts with left- or right-click could get it to open the app fully.
Using the desktop shortcut produced the same results.

I uninstalled QPV (using its unins000.exe) and re-installed it.
Again, all I could get was the shortcut and the Taskbar icon, but it wouldn't open for use.

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This Lightweight Image Viewer for Windows is Fast and Versatile 2 weeks 4 days ago MidnightCowboy Thank you for sharing the results of your exercise. Something else I've noticed over time is the same scanner(s) on VT corresponding to the AV product(s) you actually have installed on your PC don't flag something the installed system does or vice versa. Maybe we're meant to be confused then we don't challenge the results. MC - Site Manager. view
This Lightweight Image Viewer for Windows is Fast and Versatile 2 weeks 4 days ago Poshbird56

I agree with other comments above about conflicting reports from anti-virus scanners.
I decided to run the setup exe file anyway!
For the record, here's what I found:

I checked the link on Module Art's website to download for Windows,
Dr Web noted that the setup link redirected to a different address on github.com, but said it was Clean.
VirusTotal said of the setup link that 75 engines said "Clean" and 7 said "Unrated".

Then, of the exe file itself,
VirusTotal said of QuickPictureViewer-Setup.exe (v2.2.6):
"4 engines detected this file"
They were:
SecureAgeAPEX
CrowdStrikeFalcon ("Win/malicious_confidence_60% (W)" )
Sangfo Engine Zero, and
Webroot (which reported "W32 Tojan.Gen").

Two engines timed out, and four said they were "Unable to process [that] file type". [really? an .exe file?]

However, the other 60 said "Undetected".
They included Microsoft, but did not include Windows Defender...
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Using Windows 10 Home, v2004 (19041.630) I got this when I tried to run QuickPictureViewer-Setup.exe:

"Windows protected your PC
Microsoft Defender SmartScreen prevented an unrecognised app from starting. Running this app might put your PC at risk.

Application: QuickPictureViewer-Setup.exe
Publisher: Unknown publisher

Run anyway Don't Run"
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I then used Malwarebytes Premium (as installed on my laptop) to scan the .exe file, which reported:
"Scan complete, no threats detected."
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I guess that when self-styled experts disagree, you have to make up your own mind, as rhiannon says.
I ran the setup file with no apparent problems.
I hope to comment on the app, Quick Picture Viewer, itself, later.

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Thank You for Donating 2 weeks 4 days ago molinarm

Didn't know you were in financial trouble. Unfortunately, I'm in the same sort of trouble, but I could happily donate five bucks.
Keep up the good work, take care!

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An Amazing Act of Generosity 2 weeks 4 days ago Australia

Gizmo
Thank you again for your priceless website
Due to my economic circumstances I have donated as much as I could
TechSupportAlert must not be allowed to fade
An oasis of information in a desert of soul-free and biased software sites

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Thank You for Donating 2 weeks 4 days ago Yenamar

I wish I could have donate more, son again maybe...
Thank you for this incredible site

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An Amazing Act of Generosity 2 weeks 4 days ago Ronnie145

Hi Gizmo,

I, and I assume everyone, would like to know the Fund Raiser Target, Numbef Donations Received and the Total Amount of Donation . This information would help us to determine how you did and how much more we have to do in order to fully finance the day to day operation of Gizmo and additional ventures.

I am a fixed income pensioner and not in a position to finance the outstanding amount but would like to know what you need and see If I can help more.

I am not a big user of Gizmo but would hate to see it disappear as it is a perfect example of people working together and sharing.

Long Live Gizmo,
Ronnie

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Thank You for Donating 2 weeks 5 days ago Sea Mac

There is a companion extension to AdNauseum (AN), called TrackMeNot (TMN) - that does the same thing, basically, to Search Engine Tracking. They are made by the same developer - with the same purpose - to give you a way to fight back (Passive-Aggressive ... tweak their nose a bit ... ).

https://adnauseam.io   <---- according to this page they are PROUD that Chrome banned them! (Must have Tweaked their nose pretty hard: to get banned. LOL!!!) Darned 'Ankle Biters' drew Blood ... Ha-ha-ha!!!! It validates the AN extension's idea ... kinda proves it works ... and annoyed Google enough: that it tried to swat them the way We would swat a pesky Fly. (FAIL)

https://github.com/dhowe/AdNauseam/wiki/Install-AdNauseam-on-Chrome-With... <---- and clearly have a way to shove it into Google anyway ... Yeah: Google HATES it!!!!

https://trackmenot.io/index.html <---- I am surprised Chrome has not gotten around to banning this one also: Same Developer!!

https://trackmenot.io/faq.html

My 'search history', and the 'ads I've clicked on' list, are thoroughly poisoned beyond their repairing now ... I'd rather corrupt what they intend to collect - than try to stop them from collecting it in the first place (good luck with THAT).

(I'm so pleased to see that Google TRIED to keep the AN extension OUT Of Chrome. Thanks for pointing that out ... knowing about it makes my day. You are right ... it is a GOOD Omen - for Us. I'll bet that the TMN extension isn't in the Chrome extension store either.)

I use Firefox: with both the AN, AND The TMN extensions ... and the default Firefox "anti-Fingerprint" protections switched on ... I sleep well at night. ("I'm not the WO-man they think I am, at all, no no ... " [Rocket Man] )

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Best Free Software for Linux 2 weeks 5 days ago Panzer AuthPass - free and Open Source password manager: https://authpass.app view
Best Free PC Games 2 weeks 5 days ago Sea Mac

Streets of rage Remake .... appears to be gone. There is just a graphic left. sad

LittleFighter2 - not Supported past Windows 7 ....

Lugaru - Costs $10 - Only a Free DEMO Game ...

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Thank You for Donating 2 weeks 5 days ago i8spombots

It's (ad nauseam) an interesting idea but after looking around at the thin info on this app I'd prefer the "show 'em a brickwall" approach. Note as a matter of interest - IMO it is a plus that they are banned from the Google store.....anything that G doesn't like may have something going for it where we mere mortals are concerned.

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Thank You for Donating 2 weeks 5 days ago i8spombots

Didn't know you were strapped for dosh, small contribution made.

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Wallpaper of the Week: Horizon Sunset 2 weeks 5 days ago rhiannon

You are so welcome. :)

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Thank You for Donating 2 weeks 6 days ago oblivion

I've just doubled my monthly donation. Hope that helps.

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Donate Now and Help Keep Gizmo's Freeware Independent and Non-commercial 2 weeks 6 days ago mrkip

Hey Gizmo's Freeware crew,
Have you considered using Transferwise as an additional donation method? Their fees are less than Paypal.
I'm involved with another website/forum which relies on donations and the owner tries to encourgage people to use Transferwise due to the better fee structure.
It might also be better option for those who don't like to use Paypal.
If you set yourself an account up let me know. I'll be your first donater;)

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Wallpaper of the Week: Horizon Sunset 2 weeks 6 days ago Sgluber

Wonderful, rhiannon... thank you! :-)

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Thank You for Donating 3 weeks 5 hours ago famewolf

To be honest I switched to Linux many years back but kept the newsfeed because gizmo had provided me some wonderful gems in the past and I often passed the info on to friends and family who still used windows. I contributed $15 as my way of saying Thank you for the work you do.

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Take Control of the Position of Icons on Your Windows 10 Taskbar 3 weeks 9 hours ago rhiannon

Exactly. :)

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Thank You for Donating 3 weeks 10 hours ago michaelthom

Happy to help! Have relied on this site many times over the years.

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Take Control of the Position of Icons on Your Windows 10 Taskbar 3 weeks 20 hours ago Fairportfan

"...though if you're like me and have a taskbar full of icons, centering them doesn't make a large change."

Yep

23 on mine. SOme of which i use every day, some of which i use often enough to like to keep them handy.

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This Lightweight Image Viewer for Windows is Fast and Versatile 3 weeks 1 day ago rhiannon Indeed there were two flags. You saw more today. Another analysis of the file may return one or none or more at another time. The vendors, as MC mentioned, don't use the same methods or standards as the better developed products do. As MC said, one of them uses a 60% positive rate - that's pretty close to maybe there's an issue and maybe there's not. About as much chance of being right as flipping a coin. I'm not aware of a review regarding this. False positives aren't unusual, but they happen less with companies with products that are reliable. You may want to look here for more infrmation: https://www.av-comparatives.org/list-of-av-testing-labs/ view
This Lightweight Image Viewer for Windows is Fast and Versatile 3 weeks 1 day ago rhiannon

Yep checking around to see if a positive is real or false is a good way to get more information.

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This Lightweight Image Viewer for Windows is Fast and Versatile 3 weeks 1 day ago MidnightCowboy

Why do you think new antivirus products keep appearing or the established ones think up fancy new ways to describe what theirs does? The answer of course is always money since enough Windows users will buy this stuff to make them feel better. The OMO you use today for instance is no different to what it was 10 years ago in terms of performance but by tweaking the formula and promoting it through advertising new customers will buy it and existing ones will stay happy. A ‘blue whitener’ must be good right otherwise they wouldn’t put it in there? Your Nike socks will still come out grey like they did 10 years ago but you’ll be ecstatic with the result. This type of marketing tactic works wonders except for people like me who stopped wearing socks 30 years ago. :D

For Windows 10 users nothing additional is needed above what Microsoft ships with the system. People using obsolete systems such as 7 and XP have a risk level no amount of additional software can protect them from.

In broader terms all the antivirus vendors promise a lot and then disclaim it all through a mountain of small print no one bothers to read. In terms of threat assessment considering the high number of ‘generic’ detections often searching the various security forums will give a better indication than VirusTotal but as with everything it’s your mouse finger that controls your threat level. MC - Site Manager.

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This Lightweight Image Viewer for Windows is Fast and Versatile 3 weeks 2 days ago footpatrol

Thanks again for the additional clarification.
In the article it states"VirusTotal displayed two flags from less well known companies. Other sites found no issues". Per my results it found 4 detections (Not two (2) ), which raised an alarm. In any case, glad to better know how to interpret these scanner results. If there is a REVIEW that discusses this further please post sometime.

NOW TO INSTALL THIS!!

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This Lightweight Image Viewer for Windows is Fast and Versatile 3 weeks 2 days ago rhiannon

I do the same thing. :-)

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This Lightweight Image Viewer for Windows is Fast and Versatile 3 weeks 2 days ago rhiannon

Speaking only for myself, I disabled Smart Screen long ago. It flagged too many programs that I had been using for years and some that are widely used as threats.
The program was labeled as being free of malware from the sites and programs I use to test software.
As always, if there's any security concern, check the software using methods and sites you trust.

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This Lightweight Image Viewer for Windows is Fast and Versatile 3 weeks 2 days ago gizmofan1248

Thanks for this!

When trying to run the installer, a message like "Microsoft Defender SmartScreen prevented a non-approved app from starting. If this app is run, it can put your pc in danger" (translated from my local language).

Probably there is no reason to worry?

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This Lightweight Image Viewer for Windows is Fast and Versatile 3 weeks 2 days ago gizmofan1248

Sorry, I didn't read the other comments before submitting the last comment.
They fully answer the question ;-)
Thanks again for another interesting app!

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This Lightweight Image Viewer for Windows is Fast and Versatile 3 weeks 2 days ago rhiannon

VirusTotal is the most well known service, but it produces false positives from certain vendors on a regular basis, as MC mentioned. It's why I test software at sites that are similar to VirusTotal.

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This Lightweight Image Viewer for Windows is Fast and Versatile 3 weeks 2 days ago rhiannon

Yes, I mentioned in the article that VirusTotal flagged it. I also mention that other sites that do the same thing as VirusTotal say it's safe, but as always use your own judgement. I've also run it through my malware program on my system and ones online and it came back safe. Again, use your own judgement.

As MC mentions, not all the companies that VirusTotal sends files to are accurate in their assessments. Anti-virus software is known to produce false positives, and some vendors are less reliable than others. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

FWIW, I *always* test software in different types of online security sites and the malware program installed on my system.

If something is flagged on VirusTotal from obscure vendors, and the software is rated safe in other places and programs, I conclude those are false positives and I mention the flags from VirusTotal in the article in case they are a concern to anyone.

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This Lightweight Image Viewer for Windows is Fast and Versatile 3 weeks 2 days ago footpatrol

Enlightening to know this is safe and to better understand VirusTotal weaknesses. Any further discussion about VirusTotal usage problems please post links. Thank you for find.

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This Lightweight Image Viewer for Windows is Fast and Versatile 3 weeks 2 days ago rhiannon

It doesn't compare to Irfanview, it's an image viewer, not an image editor. It's similar to the Windows Photo Viewer that's been around forever in Windows. View images with very basic editing such as rotating images.

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