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How To Protect Yourself From The POODLE Bug 5 years 3 weeks ago tlcmd

Is Linux and Firefox on Linux susceptible to the poodle bug?

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Freemake Video Converter 2 years 9 months ago tmak

indeed the splash branding make it a non ideal choice

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WinX DVD Ripper 1 year 3 months ago tmak

the free version, that is the platinum version non paid is pretty much useless as it allows maximum of 5 minutes conversion - so please, not much point including this software as free.

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Optimizing Deluge For Speed 3 years 11 months ago tmwsiy

Thanks: good guide BUT I am still tearing my hair out.

I have tried both manual port forwarding and uPNP. I am selecting a port in the suggested range.
I can test at port checking sites and see a SUCCESS! that the port is properly forwarding.
I have the SAME port selected in Deluge for both incoming and outgoing. And the Test Active Port fails there.
Use Random Ports is unchecked.

Windows Firewall is off.
I am not using any other security software.

What else can I check?

Thank you.

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Best Free Onscreen Keyboard for Accessibility 1 year 10 months ago Tobias Claren

They look all "standard". Like real keayboards.
Im am interested in a really free customizable "Keyboard", a board with keys.
But with free customizable buttons (text and graphic) over the whole Touchscreen.

I would use it as a big comfortable an flexible video exiting keyboard.
Every free customizable button needs a free customizable shortcut.
This touchscreen monitor I would use for video editing, flat on the desktop (in front of the monitor).

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Best Free Antivirus Software 6 years 4 weeks ago Tod

"The fact remains that no one security product will protect users from everything no matter if the vendor calls it "360", "Total" or anything else that sounds like it will."

I'm a little confused now. I was wondering which one would be better, Bitdefender or Avast 2014. Do you think both are so good as each other?

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Best Free Antivirus Software 6 years 4 weeks ago Tod

Thanks, MC. I checked that page. Very informative! It helps me a lot.

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Safe Computing in Under an Hour 6 years 3 weeks ago Tod

Useful info, but I have a few questions.

A. I am not familiar with DNS thingy. Do OpenDNS and Comodo work as proxy servers? If so, are they anonymous proxies? Is there a big difference between those DNS servers and VPN service? (BTW, the site of OpenDNS is safe? When I clicked on *Learn more about OpenDNS solutions for schools and businesses,* I was redirected to Umbrella.com and there was no mention to OpenDNS on the page.)

B. Are TinyWall and Privatefirewall much better than Outpost and ZoneAlarm? In other words, Outpost and ZoneAlarm are no longer topnotch? Currently I use firewall bundled with a certain security suite (commercial one) on my new PC, but I had used Outpost and ZoneAlarm on my old PC before. Outpost and ZoneAlarm were most reputed back then. I have little knowledge on the latest firewall.

C. When you say "antimalware program," does it include not just antivirus but antispy and anti-ad as well? What's the difference between antimalware and antivirus? Also as for anti-spy program, Spybot and Spyware Blaster are no longer topnotch? I had used Avast, ZoneAlarm, Spybot and Spyware Blaster in good old days. (Currently I use a certain security suite and ad-block Plus.)

D. Do you think I better to use some IP address blocking program even when I use messengers such as Yahoo Messenger? I don't use Torrent and such, but I think some software I use are P2P based programs.

E. You recommend Thunderbird. Is it risky to use OutLook even when it's protected by an antivirus program?

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Safe Computing in Under an Hour 6 years 3 weeks ago Tod

Hi, MC. I understood. I just posted these question to the forum. Now could you delete my post #111765? Thanks

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Help Guard Your Online Privacy with this Nifty Firefox Add-On 6 years 3 weeks ago Tod

Seems useful, but does it not eat system resource too much? I have a certain cloud program (Bitdefender 60-Second Virus Scanner) installed, and it eats memory a lot (375MB) though the site says "it has no impact on your system resources." I'd rather avoid memory eaters as much as possible.

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Help Guard Your Online Privacy with this Nifty Firefox Add-On 6 years 3 weeks ago Tod

Thanks for the input. I will check my security suite.

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Heartbleed Bug: Time to Check your Android Device 5 years 7 months ago todama

I tried all three suggested apps. Curiously I found a difference between Bluebox Heartbleed Scanner and CMSecurity Heartbleed Detector. heartbat scanner declared that Navfree contains openSSL 1.0.1f with heartbeats enabled and therefore vulnerable. But CMSecurity found no such danger in Navfree.

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Heartbleed Bug: Time to Check your Android Device 5 years 7 months ago todama

Having tried both apps I thought it responsable to report my findings to the community.
Your answer is perfectly logical and corresponds to what I figured out.
Thanks.

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LogMeIn No Longer Offering A Free Service [Updated] 5 years 9 months ago toddias

I, too, enjoy and use Teamviewer; although it is a bit more complicated than LogMeIn free.

A few other free alternatives that are worth looking at and that also offer Android/iOS apps are:

Jumpdesk - This uses your gmail account for syncing. It is fairly robust overall. The smartphone apps are decent and also offer straight-up RDP and VNC connectivity; if you need such features.

and

Pocketcloud by Wyse (formerly Wyse Pocketcloud. I believe Dell bought them in 2012)- Offers free and premium versions. The free version is not as robust as Teamviewer, but it is very easy for newer users to understand.

Just thought I would mention these in case anyone is not feeling the Teamviewer love. :)

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Best Free Windows Driver Backup and Restore 3 years 3 months ago toktok

I had the same problem and have been trying for a couple of days to download from the Dropbox link without success. But the MajorGeeks link worked! Thank you!
PS. The softpedia download link triggered a blocking from some of my antimalware software (Heimdal security). (Only the actual download attempt).

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Best Free Anonymous Surfing Services 4 years 3 months ago toktok

At the comments about Safe-mail it is said you get "a whopping 3 MB of storage".
Surely you mean 3 GB?

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Best Free Anonymous Surfing Services 4 years 1 month ago toktok

Oh, I see - you were being ironic ;-)

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How to Quickly Shut Down a Hung or Unresponsive Application 4 years 1 day ago toktok

Thanks for the tip!
The usual way would be to press Ctrl-Alt-Del (Win7), enter the Task List, and stop the Task that is not responding. Simpler...(?)

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The Easy Way to Check If Your Computer Is Connected to the Internet 4 years 1 day ago toktok

Thanks for the tip! Just tried it.
The icon in your task bar (lower right corner, Win7) that looks like a computer screen - usually shows if there is internet access. Usually that's all you need - or...?

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How to get a free legal copy of a Windows 7 installation disk 3 years 4 months ago toktok

Regarding several of the posts below - there is a very good new article here:
http://windowssecrets.com/best-practices/using-windows-powerful-recovery-environment/
One thing I didn't know is how to access Windows Recovery Environment in Windows 7. It is described here:
http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/11028.how-to-access-windows-recovery-environment-in-windows-7.aspx
Quite useful!

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This Amazing PDF Reader Is Portable And Tiny 6 years 4 months ago toktok

I've used Foxit Reader for a long time, and am satisfied with it, but perhaps I should take a look at the Sumatra...

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Five of the Best Computer Tips of the Last Three Years 6 years 3 months ago toktok

Congratulations with the three year anniversary!

Great idea to bring the top ideas forward again!

Looking forward to more excellent tips!

Why don't you enlarge to the best 10 or 20 tips?

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Free Microsoft Windows Security Tool EMET is Upgraded to Version 5.0 5 years 3 months ago toktok

Test post - to see if I can send a post now.
Well, it seems it works now.
Don't know the reason I couldn't post some time a go - but suspect it was the Chrome add-on Ghostery that blocked something, and they have updated their list.

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Free Microsoft Windows Security Tool EMET is Upgraded to Version 5.0 5 years 3 months ago toktok

Have updated to EMET 5.0, and there seems to be no problems now. Microsoft writes in the documentation that there can sometimes be compatibility problems with a few programs, and how to resolve this.

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Some Notes On Trying Out Metapad 5 years 2 months ago toktok

I've also used EditPad Lite for years - excellent and recommendable - and for the last years I have used EditPad Pro.

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The Ultimate Guide To Your PC's CPU And What It Can Do 4 years 9 months ago toktok

If you just type coreinfo it may run very shortly in a DOS window, then disappear.
yrralrellim's advice may lead to the same.
But if you open a cmd line window (DOS window), you can run it.
To do so, click Start, type cmd (in the Search field), click cmd.exe, go to the directory where you have the coreinfo file (e.g. C:\ as yrralrellim suggests). You may have to type cd \ or cd c:\ to go to C:\
Then type coreinfo.

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Watch The World Get DDoSed In Real Time 4 years 5 months ago toktok

There is also this presentation:
http://map.ipviking.com/

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Great Free Program Backs Up Your Gmail To Your PC 4 years 4 months ago toktok

Another solution is to run Mozilla Thunderbird regularly and let it store your Gmails on your computer automatically.

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Stream and Listen to the Music You Love 4 years 4 months ago toktok

Why do you mention Windows 8, but not Windows 7 - it works fine in Win7.

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Stream and Listen to the Music You Love 4 years 4 months ago toktok

Fine, thanks. But still the heading should include Windows 7, don't you think?

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This Privacy-Oriented Browser Blocks Ads Too 4 years 2 months ago toktok

When I try to install the browser, I get this message, or rather, I get a longer error message, and it says it is on the clipboard - this is what was on the clipboard:
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C:\Users\[user]\AppData\Local\Epic Privacy Browser\Installer\EpicUpdate.exe (pid=5016)
common\goopdate_utils.cc:445

!register_server
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After the error message, it was suggested to press Ignore and send a message to Epic. I pressed Ignore, and perhaps a message was sent automatically to Epic(?).

Further, at the end of the failed installation, a message from Epic comes that installation failed, with an error code. There is also a link which says: Get further help on this issue. When clicking this, it says the page is not available.

Perhaps it is just a temporary failure at the server....

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This Privacy-Oriented Browser Blocks Ads Too 4 years 2 months ago toktok

I'd like to add to my previous post:
When installing from an Admin account (I usually run from a Standard account for security reasons), it works ok.
I've sent messages on their forum and direct mail, but not received an answer yet.

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Print Job Stuck? Clear Your Printer Queue With This Free Utility 4 years 1 month ago toktok

Thanks!!
In the instructions, you are asked to right-click the icon, then to select "Run as Administrator".
You could also right-click the icon, select Properties, Advanced and check “Run as Administrator”, I suppose (Win7). Then it would work at once when you need it. (Easier to use for non-geeks).
Does it work with Windows 10? (It says it works with Vista, Windows 7 and 8 - but perhaps someone could test it?).

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Print Job Stuck? Clear Your Printer Queue With This Free Utility 4 years 1 month ago toktok

Thanks a lot!
It would be interesting to learn if it works on a stuck print job in Win10.

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Easy Access To Your Startup Folder And Many Others 3 years 10 months ago toktok

Thanks! Do you have a similar full list of shell commands for Windows 7?

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Easy Access To Your Startup Folder And Many Others 3 years 10 months ago toktok

haha - I am NOT going to upgrade to Win10 now - perhaps never ;-)
It seems if you buy a new computer, you'll have to get Win 10 (the new processors necessitate this) - unless you migrate to e.g. Linux ;-)

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Easy Access To Your Startup Folder And Many Others 3 years 10 months ago toktok

Thanks - but the link didn't work when I tried (twice) ...

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Easy Access To Your Startup Folder And Many Others 3 years 10 months ago toktok

Thanks - it still can't connect:

ERR_CONNECTION_TIMED_OUT

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The Free Text Editor That's Still Ahead Of The Others 3 years 8 months ago toktok

I've been using EditPad for many years and it also has a lot of features.

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More Free Books From Microsoft. Download Yours Now. 3 years 6 months ago toktok

MS say they will support Windows 7 until 2020. Perhaps they will extend it after that (as they did with WinXP). Whether you want to change of course depends on a lot of things. Personally, I'll stay on Windows 7 as long as possible (perhaps if or when it becomes necessary to buy a new computer), or perhaps choose Linux instead.

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Get Your Free Windows 10 Upgrade and Keep Using Your Current Windows Version 3 years 5 months ago toktok

Simplest probably is
- either upgrade before July 29th
- or wait till you absolutely need a new computer (or 2020 when support for Windows 7 ends
- if they don't extend the support - as they did with XP)
- and then you automatically will get Windows 10
- if you don't choose Linux instead ;-)

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Get Your Free Windows 10 Upgrade and Keep Using Your Current Windows Version 3 years 5 months ago toktok

- and, I suppose, also make a system image of the new Win10 before restoring your old Win7 image?

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Get Your Free Windows 10 Upgrade and Keep Using Your Current Windows Version 3 years 5 months ago toktok

Yes - I didn't mean you get Win10 freely but only that you probably have to change to Win10 if you buy a new computer (and still want Windows).

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Are You Getting The Most From Your Browser With HTTP/2? 3 years 5 months ago toktok

Opera is also supported.

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How To: Sorting and Finding Emails in Your Gmail Account 3 years 2 months ago toktok

Thank you for that.
I think it should be mentioned that many of the search operations can be done from the dropdown box "Show settings for search" (click arrow to the right of the search field in Gmail) - this is probably easier for the non-tech people.
It includes types of mails (dropdown list), fields for
From, To,
Subject,
Contains words:..., Does not contain words:....,
Has attachments,
Does not have chats,
Is greater (smaller) than ... (Mb, Kb, B),
Date: go back 1 day ... (various options up to 1 year), or From date (a calendar popup window is supplied).

You can input in several fields at once, and even create a filter using your criteria.

See also e.g.
https://support.google.com/mail/answer/6593?co=GENIE.Platform%3DDesktop&hl=en

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The Search Engine That Doesn't Track You 3 years 1 month ago toktok

You can also use
Startpage.com
which fetches results from the Google search engine. This is done without saving the users' IP addresses or giving any personal user information to Google's servers.
By the way, Opera has recently released a free VPN service integrated into the browser, very easily "installed" (when you have installed Opera - in its settings).
Edit: Ixquick uses several engines, whereas Startpage (also from Ixquick) only uses Google searches, but in both cases they hide the personal user info and IP addresses from Google and other servers.

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The Search Engine That Doesn't Track You 3 years 1 month ago toktok

That's interesting. Thanks for the info. I'm in Europe and don't have similar problems. It did come with a question once about my whereabouts but didn't insist on the answer.

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This Brilliant File Security Product Is Now Free 3 years 2 weeks ago toktok

I have problems with connecting. In the place of localhost I put my IP address (as indicated in the help) and a newly invented password (I am not aware that my connection has a password - it's a broadband connection, not wifi. I have also tried without password - but it gives an error message anyway. By the way, why is it necessary to connect if the program only monitors files on the computer?
Any help will be appreciated.

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This Brilliant File Security Product Is Now Free 3 years 2 weeks ago toktok

Thanks, Remah. It worked - entering 127..0.0.1 as 'localhost', without password.
The program opens. Now I have another problem - I don't see any way to restart the program (after having closed it). In the Start search box there is no link to File Access Monitor, and no icon on the desktop, etc.
I can restart the program by running the setup file again but that doesn't seem like the right way.
Thanks for any help.

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This Brilliant File Security Product Is Now Free 3 years 2 weeks ago toktok

Yes, of course! Thank you! Problem solved!

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Check Your PC For Signs Of A Dangerous Password Stealer 3 years 1 week ago toktok

To be able to see the results you have to open a command line window (as administrator).
To do so (Win7, probably similar in Win10):
- type cmd in the Start --> Search box
- right-click cmd.exe and choose Run as administrator
- in the box navigate to the place where sigcheck.exe (or sigcheck64.exe) file is located. (You could *beforehand* copy the sigcheck.exe or sigcheck64.exe to an easy-to-find place, e.g. c:\ and then in the command line window navigate to c:\ by typing cd \ (or cd c:\). Another way to do it (then you don't have to navigate anywhere) is *beforehand* to copy the sigcheck.exe or sigcheck64.exe file to a folder in your path. To see folders in your path, type path in the command line window.
- type sigcheck or sigcheck64 followed by for instance -v -tv (probably not just -tv as given). See the options in the help file at the download site, or at the command prompt by just typing sigcheck or sigcheck64 without anything following.

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Check Your PC For Signs Of A Dangerous Password Stealer 3 years 1 week ago toktok

Did you copy the sigcheck.exe file to C:\ first? - Otherwise it won't work.
Alternatively, you could first copy the sigcheck.exe file to C:\windows\system32 which is in your path. Then you don't have to change folder. You can just type sigcheck (+ options).

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Check Your PC For Signs Of A Dangerous Password Stealer 3 years 1 week ago toktok

This is a much better choice! And easier to use for most people. Friendly interface and you don't have to learn all those options, etc. Thanks!

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Check Your PC For Signs Of A Dangerous Password Stealer 3 years 1 week ago toktok

Thanks for that. The problem here may be that often you'll want to open the command prompt as an administrator, and you may not be able to do that using that method.

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Explore The Sky With This Stunning Planetarium Suite 2 years 11 months ago toktok

Great program! Thanks! - I had a problem - the mouse was invisible. Reading in the forum a suggestion to disable mouse trails worked!

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Finds of the Week: Backup and migrate browser bookmarks / 41 essential Windows skills / View Windows 10 update history / Download free weather posters 2 years 11 months ago toktok

Thanks!
I couldn't see the bookmarks extension for Opera - there were 4 extensions with the name "Bookmarks" in them - but apparently none of them were able to export/import. Some of them had cloud storage.
The Chrome extension worked fine.

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Finds of the Week: Backup and migrate browser bookmarks / 41 essential Windows skills / View Windows 10 update history / Download free weather posters 2 years 11 months ago toktok

Thanks, rhiannon!

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A New Browser To Rival The Best Of Them 2 years 9 months ago toktok

Thanks!
Another browser which now has free VPN is Opera

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A Really Nice, Powerful Clipboard Manager 2 years 8 months ago toktok

Clipboard Help+Spell is very good too:

http://www.donationcoder.com/Software/Mouser/clipboardhelpandspell/index.html

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Two Free Encrypted Email Services You Might Want to Use 2 years 5 months ago toktok

You write:
No ISP does not have access to your email
Do you mean:
No ISP has any access to your email
?

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A Really Easy Way To Jump To Folders 2 years 5 months ago toktok

Anyone remember the CP/M?
According to Wikipedia: "(Control Program / Monitor), microcomputer operating system; a precursor to the IBM PC-compatible disk operating systems (DOS)."
It had commands like COPY A:FILE.TXT B: (B: the second floppy drive!)
It could be used on many different types of computers before the DOS arrived but many of the commands were the same.

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Thank You for Donating 5 years 10 months ago toktok

Glad to support a wonderful site

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Thank You for Donating 4 years 4 weeks ago toktok

Excellent site! Thanks!
Have donated.

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Make Managing Windows Easier with This Very Useful Free Tool 6 years 1 month ago Tom Whyte

Microsoft has a downloadable registry edit that works great with Win 8x64 (works with Win 7 too, both for 32 and 64 bit). Adds "Copy to.." and/or "Move to.." to a right click and you pick your destination.

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Three Tricks to Make Windows 8 Much Easier and Quicker to Use 6 years 1 month ago Tom Whyte

Very much liked the "God Mode" on my Win 8 machine - still have to experiment though!

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Snapshot Your Files And Registry To Discover What Changed 5 years 8 months ago Tom Whyte

Windows System State Analyzer from the MICROSOFT SOFTWARE CERTIFICATION TOOLKIT VERSION 3.5 - just get the Analyzer part - it does a great job!

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The New Look Gizmo's Freeware Website is now Online 4 years 7 months ago Tom Wilson

Very nice thanks.
I sometimes think it would be useful if the search box offered a platform specific search option - just a thought.

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Donate Now and Help Keep Gizmo's Freeware Independent and Non-commercial 1 year 4 months ago tom1

Best site around, first stop when looking for software. More than happy to contribute. We all take something out, now it's time to put something back.

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Qihoo 360 Total Security 1 year 5 months ago Tom12

******************************THE UGLY REALITY OF 360 TOTAL SECURITY***************************************************************************************
1.) https://www.av-test.org/en/antivirus/home-windows/windows-10/october-2017/qihoo-360-total-security-default-engine-9.2-174068/
2.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Jc2asYcMSQ
3.) https://www.digitalcitizen.life/review-360-total-security
4.) https://www.techradar.com/reviews/360-total-security
5.) https://antivirusprotection.reviews/review/360-total-security/

Qihoo must have poured millions of dollars in developing this product but it is quite BAD.

1.) Poor Realtime Protection
2.) Poor phishing Detection
3.) Performance Impact
4.) Too much advertisements and Privacy issues
5.) Extra tools are overemphasized and underpowered
6.) Intrusive and interface layout stressing non-essentials.
7.) Too many false positives by 360 Cloud Engine
8.) Poor Documentation

I know that its protection can be improves by enabling those 3rd party Bitdefender and Avira engines, but tests shoes in spite of that protection is not remarkable and performance impact goes very high.
Lots of negatives, like those Extra tools when seen from view point of a PC professional are bloatware and not absolutely essential.

Recommend Improvements:
1.) Have a crystal clear privacy policy
2.) Just use Bitdefender Engine by default and ditch 360 cloud engine forever.
3.) Non-intrusive and quality advertisements
4.) Improve real-time protection, program should immediately react to the presence of malware without executing them.
5.) Improve Phishing protection.
6.) Remove nonessential tools and do not emphasize them, like frequent cache cleaning and aggressive startup management.

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Qihoo 360 Total Security 1 year 5 months ago Tom12

******************************THE UGLY REALITY OF 360 TOTAL SECURITY***************************************************************************************
1.) https://www.av-test.org/en/antivirus/home-windows/windows-10/october-2017/qihoo-360-total-security-default-engine-9.2-174068/
2.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Jc2asYcMSQ
3.) https://www.digitalcitizen.life/review-360-total-security
4.) https://www.techradar.com/reviews/360-total-security
5.) https://antivirusprotection.reviews/review/360-total-security/

Qihoo must have poured millions of dollars in developing this product but it is quite BAD.

1.) Poor Realtime Protection
2.) Poor phishing Detection
3.) Performance Impact
4.) Too much advertisements and Privacy issues
5.) Extra tools are overemphasized and underpowered
6.) Intrusive and interface layout stressing non-essentials.
7.) Too many false positives by 360 Cloud Engine
8.) Poor Documentation

I know that its protection can be improves by enabling those 3rd party Bitdefender and Avira engines, but tests shoes in spite of that protection is not remarkable and performance impact goes very high.
Lots of negatives, like those Extra tools when seen from view point of a PC professional are bloatware and not absolutely essential.

Recommend Improvements:
1.) Have a crystal clear privacy policy
2.) Just use Bitdefender Engine by default and ditch 360 cloud engine forever.
3.) Non-intrusive and quality advertisements
4.) Improve real-time protection, program should immediately react to the presence of malware without executing them.
5.) Improve Phishing protection.
6.) Remove nonessential tools and do not emphasize them, like frequent cache cleaning and aggressive startup management.

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Windows 10’s Fall Update Removes User Installed Applications Without Asking 3 years 11 months ago Tom38740

This is my 4th time trying to make Win 10 acceptable. It has back stabbed me once to many times, ripping Apps away, freezing up, to many things. Microsoft has ask me to leave them by trying to force it on me. I am junking it and going to another OS. I don't know which one yet, maybe one more people friendly and not so corporate.

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Best Free Digital Image Viewer 2 years 11 months ago tom4455

Just an FYI. Zoner free version is at 19. Just downloaded it and haven't had a chance to do much with it.

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Best Free Mega Web Browser 6 years 3 months ago tom4455

1/ Why are you reviewing Firefox 13 when it is now at 22?

2/ Chrome seems attractive, but I am concerned about their stated policy of obtaining all the data on a person and make it for sale. Have you looked into this aspect of Google, and if so, what are your conclusions.

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Best Free Website Ripper 5 years 4 months ago tom4455

New version of HTTrack: Version 3.48-13 (06/08/2014)

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Best Free Online TV Viewer 6 years 8 months ago tom4455

From their website: "NOTICE:TVU Networks shut down service to the TVU Player on February 25,2013."

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Best Free Media Player 6 years 5 months ago tom4455

Doom9 does not require registration! They have rempved any reference to PotPlayer because they claim it is violating the GPL license. The source code PotPlayer provides does not match the actual product.

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Free Windows Desktop Software Security List 8 months 3 weeks ago tom4455

The link you give for I2P takes you to a different link: https://geti2p.net/index.html Firefox blocks it as an insecure site and if I enter the https://geti2p.net/index.html link on WOT website, it says it has no information on this site.

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Use This Free Spybot Utility to Block Microsoft Monitoring in Windows 4 years 2 weeks ago tom4455

Besides the installer and the PortableApps version, there is also a stand-alone executable which is version 1.5

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Use This Free Spybot Utility to Block Microsoft Monitoring in Windows 4 years 2 weeks ago tom4455

Below the 2 links you mentioned, there is a link: "Safer-Networking Download Section" that takes you here:

https://forums.spybot.info/downloads.php

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Is 2018 the Year the Internet Finally Died? 1 year 10 months ago tom4455

As Bob Dylan's lyrics go: "And when will we ever learn"

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How To Use Cloudflare's New DNS Service 1 year 7 months ago tom4455

Gibson shows 1.1.1.1 as Megapath Networks

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Wallpaper of the Week: Smoke on the Water 7 months 3 weeks ago tom4455

No fire in the sky?

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Wallpaper of the Week: Smoke on the Water 7 months 3 weeks ago tom4455

Did you know that was an actual indecent?

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PC Wizard 2 years 8 months ago tom4455

Followed your link but hitting any of the download buttons gives a 404 error

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This Privacy-Oriented Browser Blocks Ads Too 4 years 2 months ago Tom80232

I rarely reply to comments but I am impressed with this Epic Browser. I hope it gains respect. As much as I enjoy Epic I really enjoy Gizmo's and their news letter.

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

For me DVDVideoSoft apps are the best. This developer provides its users with really good, free, very easy to use applications. To my mind its Free Studio contains all programs that one may need for simple video and audio editing.

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How to Harden Your Browser Against Malware and Privacy Concerns 6 years 6 months ago Tomato

So much very useful information, thank you!

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Skype - The Forgotten Free Desktop Sharing App 6 years 6 months ago Tomato

It is a necessary option, thank you! Still prefer to use Team Viewer, at least got used to it ;)

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Understanding the Windows 8 user interfaces 6 years 6 months ago Tomato

The article is logical and detailed enough, thank you for the good review! It can be suraly of great help for the Windows 8 users.

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Jovial Notepad Gets An Update 5 years 1 month ago tomchicago

jarte for me too. nice interface, lots more options than I ever use...but they are nice to have...and only 743 bytes,

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Best Free Antivirus Software 5 years 10 months ago TomeWyrm

I've noticed a few issues with Avast lately that have caused me to jump ship back to Avira (whose major downside of annoying nag screens I can mitigate).

Issue number 1 has something to do with startup protection. Basically I can't mess with my startup entries with any of my centralized tools, like CCleaner.

Issue number 2: It recently had an annoying false-positive with my VoIP client ( RaidCall ), and then proceeded to not let me whitelist the program without going on the internet, doing research, and changing the settings on ENTIRELY too many things, instead of simply letting me say "Your last detection was a false positive".

The first one I was willing to work around until Avast updated to fix the issue, which might have taken many months (not that big of a deal. I check my startup entries once or twice a month). The second one cuts me off from effective performance in my cooperative games (group coordination is much more difficult without VoIP). That I'm not putting up with for even a week, because it's an implementation flaw as far as I'm concerned. False positives happen, and without a simple/easy way to unblock/undo those, this program is a loaded handgun being waved around by someone that isn't quite stable. What happens if it gets a false-positive on Windows Explorer next (probably signature/hash based whitelist for important OS files... but still, I'm not dealing with it), or maybe my browsers get targeted?

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A Fond Farewell From Me 1 year 7 months ago tomgee8853

Rob, thanks and you will be missed. May God continue to watch over you in your new ventures.

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Thank You for Donating 5 years 10 months ago tomgee8853

Keep up the great work!!! Donation sent.

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Thank You for Donating 1 year 4 months ago tomgee8853

Thanks for all you have done over the years.

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How to Repair Corrupt or Damaged Windows System Files with System File Checker 3 years 8 months ago tomhobber

I also used the sfc/scannow and it found corrupt files but could not repair them, what do we do next? please help.

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Get 60+ Utilities For The Price Of None. 3 years 3 months ago tomklin

I've been using WSCC for years with great success as my go-to fix-it toolkit for most problems. The only glitch
is that my antivirus (Avast) kicks out some of the NirSoft tools as spyware, but that can be easily overridden.

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Xmarks 1 year 4 months ago tomklin

I was equally distressed to learn of the demise of xmarks, but found an alternative in Bookmarkos. It is not free, but it does handle transferring the files from xmarks without a hitch across most browsers in Windows 10.

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How to Create a System Image with Windows 8.1 File History 5 years 6 months ago toml_12953

When I try to backup to DVD DLs it stops with an error that there isn't enough space. The prompt says "On one or more DVDs" so it should be able to handle a multiple DVD backup, no?

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Best Free PDF Tools 5 years 2 months ago TommyBoy

Two oversights:
1) either a PDF printer is not addressed or I missed it? This is a mission critical function for me
2) Was PDF xChange omitted because they have not kept their free package completely up-to-date with modern OS versions?

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Best Free Antivirus Software 4 years 3 months ago tommyzulu

I am puzzled by your comment about bloatware/opencandy with Avast. I have installed it on three laptops and there's no trace of Opencandy on any of them. I have found it very easy to avoid installing Chrome if I don't want it.
I find an increasing number of nag screens in Avast, and it does try to get you to upgrade - always at an alleged discount: does anyone ever pay the so called full price?
But the free version has been very effective in blocking all sorts of invasions... so I'm relucatant to abandon it for the reasons you give.

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