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An Introduction and a Quick Guide to Sandboxie 6 years 9 months ago fandango

Very long time Gizmo fan. Always read items on Sandboxie but shied away from installing because I was uncertain that I had the knowledge/experience to do so. Your clear and detailed article is a terrific help and has prompted me to now finally act. Thanks, thanks, thanks Anupam.

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An Introduction and a Quick Guide to Sandboxie 6 years 9 months ago Anupam Really my pleasure fandango :).. I am glad that the article will help you in trying out Sandboxie :). Good luck, and please post in the forum, if you have any queries. view
An Introduction and a Quick Guide to Sandboxie 6 years 9 months ago Jaxon

Thanks again and yes, it clears the 'issue' up completely and is totally understood. When I first started buying my own computers, which is only 7 years ago, I didn't know squat and only went with the best software I could find after intensive research in each category and when I discovered Gizmos I filled in a lot of empty spaces with the, thus far, wonderful stuff you offer. I'm talking screen capture, uninstall software, and various other hardware monitoring and tweaking programs. I'm not sure if I found 18kFanGUI here or not (I'm a Dell fan), but that might be the only software other than my security and backup and image and photo stuff that I didn't get here. I'm not trying to be a kiss up but you really do have a wonderful service and I'm going to start treating it other than just a catalog when I want a program. Evernote is the last 'find' I picked up from you and gee, it's incredible they just give you stuff like that. Am I allowed to mention software that I picked up as a free version here but ended up going on to upgrade to the paid version? Because Object Dock, free version was so great that I discovered that the paid version is twice as nice and if I blab names like that do I face the editing squad again? Again, I'm not being snarky, I'm just learning the rules, ya know? That last question about the dock software I ask because my first computer came with Panda on it but it was a 'trial' deal that you had to pay for if you wanted to keep it. And I found it not top notch as far as security suite type programs go. Being paranoid has been a good thing for me as far as online security goes and though I'd love to stop paying for it, I'm just too chicken about keeping my machine squeaky clean, and I do prefer one tool that does it all to avoid the conflicts and the work involved getting a firewall to get along with the antivirus to get along with the malware, etc. I'm willing to pay for software with an 'autopilot' setting, when it comes to security. But free stuff sure is nice and wallet friendly.

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An Introduction and a Quick Guide to Sandboxie 6 years 9 months ago Anupam Well, we do not want to be too strict, but yes, it would be good if you avoided mentioning commercial software, even if they were the commercial versions of a free software. After all, the site is about freeware, and we would like to keep it that way :). Also, please post in the forum for longer discussions, or out of topic discussions, since your present comment is not related to the topic. We do appreciate your comment though, and also that you find Gizmo's Freeware useful :). view
An Introduction and a Quick Guide to Sandboxie 6 years 5 months ago Mifune

"Quick Guide to Sandboxie"

"Quick" it is not.

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An Introduction and a Quick Guide to Sandboxie 6 years 5 months ago Anupam I agree it looks lengthy, but I have tried to make it as short as possible, and have tried to touch all the important concepts of Sandboxie, which a general user will require to understand, to use Sandboxie properly, without problems. I believe it's still quicker than going trying to understand Sandboxie by yourself. view
An Introduction and a Quick Guide to Sandboxie 6 years 5 months ago Mike C

Yeah, I learned most of Sandboxie by myself, and yet I'm still very glad I read this article. The shortcut thing was particularly helpful. And I still think this is one of the most outstanding freewares around.

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An Introduction and a Quick Guide to Sandboxie 6 years 5 months ago Anupam Yes, it's a great software :). I am glad you found the article helpful :). view
An Introduction and a Quick Guide to Sandboxie 5 years 8 months ago tedshony

I tried Sandboxie and the options and settings feel lik a maze. Too many settings where I'm not even sure what it's doing.

Toolwiz Timefreeze (freeware) is as simple as it gets. One click starts timefreeze and isolates all changes in a virtual sandbox. One click stops timefreeze and you have the option of keeping all the changes OR dropping all the changes (which automatically restarts your computer).
That's it.

I havn't used Timefreeze long enough to give it a 100% endorsement. But used it for a few days downloading files, deleting files, etc. ..Selecting both options to keep or discard changes and everything worked as advertised.

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An Introduction and a Quick Guide to Sandboxie 5 years 8 months ago Anupam I know Sandboxie has many settings, which people find a lot to go through initially. I too had that problem in the beginning. That's why I thought of writing this article, which will help people set up Sandboxie in a quick way, with the necessary settings. You have to spend some time reading the article though. Toolwiz TimeFree is an excellent software no doubt. But, so is Sandboxie. Both are good in their own ways. Toolwiz TimeFreeze has the advantage that it's easy to use with no learning curve at all. It's perfect to test out different software. All you have to do is reboot and the changes are gone. But Sandboxie has it's own advantages too, and is specially good for browsing. With Toolwiz TimeFreeze, you have to apply all the changes into the system at once, or discard them all. Whereas, with Sandboxie, you can just take out a file, or files, and you do not have to commit all the changes to the system. Like, you are browsing, and you downloaded a file.. you can take it out to your real system with Sandboxie easily, but you cannot do that with TimeFreeze. Also, with TimeFreeze you have to reboot the computer. Suppose you tested a software running TimeFreeze... you didn't like it. You have to reboot the computer to get rid of the changes. Whereas with Sandboxie, all you have to do is empty the sandbox and it's gone. Both the software are excellent, and both have their uses. For day to day browsing, I would certainly prefer Sandboxie. For system wide testing and other purposes, I use Toolwiz TimeFreeze. view
An Introduction and a Quick Guide to Sandboxie 5 years 8 months ago sdebo

Different users will need different features. In my case I found the article very useful and will try sandboxie as it matches what I was looking for. Thank you.

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An Introduction and a Quick Guide to Sandboxie 5 years 8 months ago bo.elam

Tedshony, the default settings sandbox is designed so it ll be easy for first time users to start using Sandboxie immediately after installing the program, you really don't have to make changes to settings right away. I believe first time users should use the sandbox with default settings for a while and only make changes when they know what they are changing and the reason for making the changes.

For convenience and security, the only changes in settings that I recommend you do after installing Sandboxie for the first time are the following:

1) Set the sandbox to delete on closing.

2) For convenience, I recommend you allow bookmarks to be saved out of the sandbox.

3) Also for convenience, set the sandbox to allow downloads to be recovered out of the sandbox.

Important: set your browser to recover to one of the folders that are in the Quick recovery window. Otherwise, recovering files might seem like its not something smooth and you ll get frustrated. If you set it up correctly, recovering files works perfectly.

As a new Sandboxie user, you should know how antiviruses interact with Sandboxie.

http://www.sandboxie.com/index.php?FAQ_Virus

Let me finish saying that Sandboxies default sandbox was created with first time users in mind, it is well balanced (security and convenience).

Regarding Toolwiz TimeFreeze. Light virtualization programs are great. I use them as well. I use this kind of programs for testing other programs and Sandboxie (Application sandbox) for security.

I ll give you a piece of advise regarding TTF or any other LV programs. It is safer not to save all changes. It is better to use the program to drop all changes after rebooting. If you try a program under TTF and you like it, install it after rebooting.

Bo

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An Introduction and a Quick Guide to Sandboxie 5 years 8 months ago Anupam I have covered majority of the above points in the article already. The article is directed specifically towards new users... so that they make the minimum changes in settings required in order to run Sandboxie without problems. view
An Introduction and a Quick Guide to Sandboxie 5 years 8 months ago Blitz

Brilliant article !!

Thank you for introducing me to Sandboxie !! What an excellent piece of software !! Have been playing with it now for a few days and all I can say is that it says and does what it promotes..

You can also drag 'n' drop programs from your desktop and start menu straight onto the Sandboxie Control Panel and it isolates that program..

Eg; open the Sandboxie Control Panel, click "start", then drag 'n' drop notepad / calculator..

Tweaked it the Sandboxie settings so I have a fluro-green bar around my web-browser and applications that are sandboxed (green for 'good')

Once again, top stuff and top article and it's so easy to use !!

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An Introduction and a Quick Guide to Sandboxie 5 years 8 months ago Anupam Thank you for the appreciation :). I hope you enjoy using Sandboxie and keep safe. view
An Introduction and a Quick Guide to Sandboxie 5 years 5 months ago Martyn39

Apparently I am a Dummy - I can't get over the first hurdle. When I double click the Sandboxed Web Browser icon , Firefox and a couple of other items appear in the Control window but the Firefox item does not show the Firefox icon (just an empty window like the others) and does not show its name within ##, Firefox also does not show in the list of running programs. If I then try to start Firefox sandboxed from the quick launch area I get another entry called called plugin-container. To get a running Firefox I can only do it outside the the sandbox.

What am I missing?

I am running Windows XP

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An Introduction and a Quick Guide to Sandboxie 5 years 5 months ago bo.elam

Hi Martyn, is your XP, 32 or 64 bits? XP 64 bits is not supported by Sandboxie.

If it is 32 bits, Can you run another browser sandboxed? If you haven't tried, try,

Are you getting any Sandboxie messages? If yes, what are the numbers?

Does Firefox opens up when you click on the Sandboxed Web Browser icon or nothing happens?

What antivirus, other security software are you using?

Bo

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An Introduction and a Quick Guide to Sandboxie 5 years 2 months ago clas

i just went thru this article again for a refresher on sandboxie. you are spot on. sandboxie is a must-use for me and as i download a lot, the ability to take stuff out of the sandbox and into my files is very important. since i have been using sandboxie i have had zero problems with any nasties that the jerks of this digital world constantly throw at honest people. thanks again.

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An Introduction and a Quick Guide to Sandboxie 5 years 1 month ago roochie

An excellent article, both informative and easy to understand - many thanks!

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An Introduction and a Quick Guide to Sandboxie 5 years 1 month ago Anupam Many thanks for your appreciation :). view
An Introduction and a Quick Guide to Sandboxie 5 years 3 weeks ago PeterT

Be aware that this is not as easy to use stated. Investigating programme for use by elderly I proceeded to two image searches. One for a picture of a Jaguar cat and one for a picture of a Rolls Royce. On both instances the browser performed exactly as expected until it came to the 'save image as' context menu item. Immediately upon choosing this menu item the browser crashed - this happened in all browsers. Many elderly people like to view/download images from various places like Facebook or Wikipedia so this function is vital. Upon investigation there appears to be no way to contact the company to make enquiry.

I will not be recommending this to any persons in my classes/groups!

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An Introduction and a Quick Guide to Sandboxie 5 years 3 weeks ago Anupam You are talking about Sandboxie, right? Which version? Which browsers did you use it with? This will require discussion, so please post about it in the forum here, with all possible details about the problem.. like installation, usage, etc. http://www.techsupportalert.com/freeware-forum/freeware-installation-and... view
An Introduction and a Quick Guide to Sandboxie 5 years 3 weeks ago lowndesw

As usual, ANOTHER EXCELLENT ARTICLE on a very good, and USEFUL, free software. What is so amazing is that expensive, "Paid for" software do not get this kind of in-depth, unbiased, USEFUL, UNDERSTANDABLE, comparative discussion and evaluation. An added bonus is the Comments. I frequently learn a great deal from them, too!!

I have been using SANDBOXIE for years, ever since it was first discussed on GIZMO'S. It has been used on various XP machines, laptops, desktops, Win7, and now Win8.1, 64 bit, with Chrome, Chrome Canary, Firefox, IE, Opera etc. To my knowledge it has always worked flawlessly. It's one of those "must have", first installed programs.

Anyone who has ever had a nasty downloaded on their machine KNOWS that "an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure".

THANK YOU, Anupam, for another excellent article!!

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An Introduction and a Quick Guide to Sandboxie 5 years 3 weeks ago howiem

I have been using Sandboxie since version 1.x.
I do image searches all the time in my sandboxed browser and I also use a number of browsers. Never encountered this problem in any sandbox or with any browser. The Sandboxie website also has a forum has a forum where issues can be posted.

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An Introduction and a Quick Guide to Sandboxie 5 years 3 weeks ago Anupam lowndesw, thank you so much for your kind words. Really glad you found the article useful :). view
An Introduction and a Quick Guide to Sandboxie 5 years 3 weeks ago howiem

Rather than set Sandboxie for automatic recovery of downloads, I recommend getting the free VirusTotal Windows Uploader so you can test downloads for malware before recovering from the sandbox by using the right context menu in Windows Explorer | Sendto | VirusTotal
https://www.virustotal.com/en/documentation/desktop-applications/virusto... has the download LINK and a tutorial. Note: The tutorial version shows 2.0, but the download version is 2.2.
https://www.virustotal.com/en/faq/ more details including file upload size limitations:
" What is the maximum file size that can be submitted to VirusTotal?

64MB for the web and email interfaces, 32MB for the API interface by default. Having said this, should you have a strong and justified need to send big files through the API (even larger than 64MB) you can contact us in order to have access to the big files API call. "

There are some other programs similar to VirusTotal at http://www.techsupportalert.com/content/probably-best-free-security-list...
5.1. File scanning with several scanners:

I'm still using VirusTotal 2.0 but will be installing 2.2 shortly.

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An Introduction and a Quick Guide to Sandboxie 5 years 3 weeks ago eikelein

@PeterT

I am offering a substantial bet that the computer you used for your tests is infected with some sort of malware.

And when you post such nasty details more information on what browser(s), version(s) ans OS (version?) would lend your words significant credibility.

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An Introduction and a Quick Guide to Sandboxie 5 years 3 weeks ago Tomnov

@PeterT
You cannot seriously expect full direct support from a company on a FREE version of their software. And as you posted your comment on a Saturday, how many makers of Expensive, paid versions of their software do you think would provide an instant reply on a weekend?
But as howiem suggests in his reply, you could avail yourself of their help/support forum, and receive help within a few days.
Details of your problem would help too.
My guess is that if your default download folder has a very long name, for example on an XP machine so it looks something like c:\living room computer\users and settings\...\...\my documents\downloaded files....
and the path is too long for the browser and/or the operating system, when adding in the path that Sandboxie adds by default for its own folder hierarchy.

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An Introduction and a Quick Guide to Sandboxie 4 years 5 months ago Fairportfan

As of a month or so ago Sandboxie didn't work with Windows 10. (Its driver didn't work.) I haven't tried it now that MS has released what is apparently the RTM version to preview testers.

I think i will try right now, as i have nothing better to do at the moment.

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An Introduction and a Quick Guide to Sandboxie 4 years 5 months ago Fairportfan

Okay - works now. Originally there was an issue with Sandboxie's driver, which must have been resolved.

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An Introduction and a Quick Guide to Sandboxie 4 years 5 months ago Anupam

Thank you for the feedback :). The Sandboxie site does not post about Windows 10 compatability though. On the download page, only XP to Windows 8.1 are mentioned. Anyways, I don't expect any software to be compatible with an OS whose final version hasn't been out yet. Still, development might be going on for compatiblity with Windows 10 for sure. It's a good thing if Sandboxie is working with Windows 10.

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An Introduction and a Quick Guide to Sandboxie 4 years 4 months ago bo.elam

The installer you get at the Downloads webpage at the Sandboxie website is for version 4.20. That version doesn't work in Windows 10. Sandboxies beta version 5.01 is designed to work in Windows 10. The spam filter don't allow me to post the link to the beta installer. You can get it at the Sandboxie forum, look for Subforum Beta Version 5.01.

Bo

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An Incredible YouTube Downloader with More Capabilities 4 years 1 month ago mchldpy

Incredible "if you can pay" YouTube ...

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An Incredible YouTube Downloader with More Capabilities 4 years 1 month ago bernardz

I have been using it for a  day now thanks to this article and its quite good. What it also has which is good is SoundCloud as well as youtube.

I suggest anyone intending to use it check the options first, in particular WiFI and advertisements and the search engines.

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An Incredible YouTube Downloader with More Capabilities 4 years 1 month ago mchldpy

Score: Test-1, Myself-0

My apologies to Jojo Yee. While reading faster than my comprehension levels intake speed, I suffered a buffer overrun and ASS-U-ME-d that the free version did not do GooTube downloads and immediately started mumbling under my breath and thinking other than "happy camper" thoughts.

michael

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An Incredible YouTube Downloader with More Capabilities 4 years 1 month ago mchldpy

Either the very fabric of the Universe has a tear or the space-time-continuum needs to be re-synced. There was a test, then deux, then another test. I got (3) emails dated Friday 10/30/15 1727hrs, 1728hrs, 1729hrs. Mysteriously, the one that was is no longer. No proof of the other 2 except for some post-script.

Joe Jackson said it best - there's somethin goin on around here, round here.

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An Incredible YouTube Downloader with More Capabilities 4 years 1 month ago Anupam

What are you talking about?

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An Incredible YouTube Downloader with More Capabilities 4 years 1 month ago mchldpy

After I made post #124140 where I thought the free version did not do Y/T (the free android vs doesn't do Y/T) Someone with the name "site editor" made a post that said "this is a test". After reading that, I reread the article, realizing my mistake, I made post #124189 where I said the score was "test -1, myself -0.
Yesterday I get three (3) 'New Comment' emails spaced 1 minute apart ie ... "1727hrs, 28, 29" the message was "this is a test", "this is a test", "another test" respectively, all from "site editor" So, I'm, thinking Ian, MC or maybe you (I have no idea) is good naturedly messing with me. Because of the first post "this is a test" I reread the article and realized my mistake, hence the score of "test -1, myself -0", I'm thinking "another test" maybe I got something else wrong. When I get here there are no 'test' post, no post from "site editor", Nada, zippo, zilch, just the obvious semi-incoherent mutterings of a man with no proof except 3 pieces of post-script (the emails) that are keeping him from slipping into the abyss known simply as, The Twilight Zone.

I hope this explanation is sufficient.

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An Incredible YouTube Downloader with More Capabilities 4 years 1 month ago Jojo Yee Sorry mchldpy for the confusion. Yes we did a few test posts yesterday and today. The test comments were removed after the test. view
An Incredible YouTube Downloader with More Capabilities 4 years 1 month ago mchldpy

So, the good news is, it really was a test. The bad news is, it had nothing to do with me and I thought I was indirectly interacting with some sort of super user able to make me see clearly the error of my ways. Now it's evident it was preplanned and well aimed jocularity. ha.

It's like I always say,
"if you don't play well with others,
you could end up playing with yourself"

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An Incredible YouTube Downloader with More Capabilities 4 years 1 month ago Anupam

OK, that clears it :D.

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An Important Disk Cleanup Job after Upgrading to Windows 8.1 6 years 1 month ago BBean

Is there a reason not to burn this file I'm deleting to a DVD or save it to a thumb drive first?

Can is it intact? That is, can it be used from the flash drive?

And what if 8.1 does not work correctly? I have no smart devices so I already know that I do not know if win8 is working correctly--I'm just trying to manipulate it to a place where a non-using relative can use it and finding it not so easy. But then, I don't have anything with a touch screen and the entire concept makes no sense to me since I have great keyboard skill.

Even then, I don't even understand partitioning enough to know if this might be a good application for creating a partition and stowing a useless file away in a place never again to see the light of day unless disaster strikes.

I just hate getting old--or maybe it's just getting expensive.

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An Important Disk Cleanup Job after Upgrading to Windows 8.1 6 years 1 month ago v.laurie There are several points to make. First, before any upgrade, you should always make a backup of the whole system. So I would hope you already have a backup. However, if you have plenty of disk space, there is no particular need to delete the file. People with an SSD or a small C: partition are the ones most likely to need the space. As to copying the file to another location, it is a hidden system file and copying such files and then reading them, if necessary, can be tricky. I have not tried doing that. If anybody has experience with that, let us know. view
An Important Disk Cleanup Job after Upgrading to Windows 8.1 6 years 1 month ago sirpaul2

I'll probably stick with 'RD /S /Q %SystemDrive%\windows.old' in an elevated Command Prompt (presuming it's still allowed by 8.1). No waiting for disk scans.
Backup first, of course.

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An Important Disk Cleanup Job after Upgrading to Windows 8.1 6 years 1 month ago v.laurie Have you actually tried to do that? The file is a protected system file. view
An Important Disk Cleanup Job after Upgrading to Windows 8.1 6 years 1 month ago SkiddMarx

My experience was that only the PCs I updated from Windows 8.1 Preview to the final version of Windows 8.1 generated the "Previous Windows Installation(s)" files for cleanup. The PCs updated from Windows 8 to Windows 8.1 did not generate any files for cleanup.

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An Important Disk Cleanup Job after Upgrading to Windows 8.1 6 years 1 month ago v.laurie Well, that is not what happened on my system. view
An Important Disk Cleanup Job after Upgrading to Windows 8.1 6 years 1 month ago Jojo Yee On a tablet, I've upgraded from Windows 8 to 8.1 (Single Language version). It does have a Windows.old folder created. The properties of this folder show that it's not hidden, but ready-only. It contains more than 3,800 files inside the folder and sub-folders at a total size of 532 MB. view
An Important Disk Cleanup Job after Upgrading to Windows 8.1 6 years 1 month ago v.laurie Thanks for the information about a tablet, Jojo. I added a note to the tip. view
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An Essential App for Medical Knowledge and Healthy Living 4 years 6 months ago crosseyedlemon

An app that shows an anatomically flawed male doesn't exactly inspire me with confidence but the website has an excellent reputation so this is worth checking out.

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An Essential App for Medical Knowledge and Healthy Living 4 years 6 months ago kkanalz

In the main body of your article, you have this phrase: "Besides heading to wedmd.com that has been a resourceful site to gain medical knowledge ....". Be advised that "wedmd.com" is a TYPO! I believe you meant "weBmd.com", didn't you?

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An Essential App for Medical Knowledge and Healthy Living 4 years 6 months ago MidnightCowboy Thank you for pointing this out kkanalz, it is now fixed. :) MC - Site Manager. view
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An End-of-year Thank-you from Gizmo 2 years 11 months ago Australia

Thank you Gizmo.
You are a visionary
Even with your earlier online newsletters, you had a wonderful insight into the best freeware available
You transformed my life, and those of many other people, by finding free software that enhances our lives

"Finds of the Week' and similar regular news updates are always important to keep your website fresh and interesting - thank you !

Your website is testament to the hard work of your team, so congratulations to you all !!
May your website continue to reign as one of the best on the planet that covers free software !!
Thank you for being ad free, hype free, and spyware free !!

All the best for 2017 !!

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An End-of-year Thank-you from Gizmo 2 years 11 months ago arieshifman

Thank you and a very happy new year to you, to all your staff and, last but not least, all the readers of your website.

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An End-of-year Thank-you from Gizmo 2 years 11 months ago psion739

Thank you from me in Topsham, Devon, UK. It is a windy and sunny Christmas Day. With a glass of vino I toast you and the team for another excellent year of interesting contributions. Happy New Year for 2017.

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An End-of-year Thank-you from Gizmo 2 years 11 months ago PerennialStudent

Merry Christmas to ALL of you! Thank you so much for all the great tips and insights you've given me this year!

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An End-of-year Thank-you from Gizmo 2 years 11 months ago redstick

Many thanks for all the (often unappreciated) good work! Best luck for the new year!

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An End-of-year Thank-you from Gizmo 2 years 11 months ago 4sure5

Another big "Thank you!" from Canada. This site is a wonderful resource and much appreciated.

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An End-of-year Thank-you from Gizmo 2 years 11 months ago Gibbs.Slap

First, I wish you, yours and all involved with Gizmo's a very Blessed Christmas and New Year.

Thank you Rob for all you do for us all year long. I have enjoyed and us very many of your suggestions throughout the years.

From way up on the East side of Upstate NY.

Ken

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An End-of-year Thank-you from Gizmo 2 years 11 months ago bili_39

Very warm thank you, to you, all great editors and moderators, from Slovenia.

And wish you a Merry Christmas and a happy new year :)

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An End-of-year Thank-you from Gizmo 2 years 11 months ago ferco

A Happy New Year to you and to all your editors and moderators.

A very big than you to you all. I read you everyday and it has been a pleasure to do it since so many years ago.

Thank you Bob for the excellent tips you give us daily.

Best wishes from Lisbon, Portugal, with a lovely sunshine.

Fernando

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An End-of-year Thank-you from Gizmo 2 years 11 months ago papavonschoen

Thank you Gizmo and all of the contributors here. Every day it is a surprise, not only your software but articles. Everyone have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Jon
From Stinky Iowa :-)

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An End-of-year Thank-you from Gizmo 2 years 11 months ago Geekomatic

Happy holidays & all the best to Gizmo's Tech Support!

From sunny, breezy, & beautiful Western Australia. ;)

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An End-of-year Thank-you from Gizmo 2 years 11 months ago suruha

Thank you for all you do to help this 'non-tech savvy' granny on a near daily basis. One thing I recognized early on was that you folks can help weed out the bad, offer cool ideas and site links to helpful software and offer help to those of us who don't particularly understand web stuff. You have been in my e-mail for forever and it's because I appreciate what you do!
Here's to another year, 2017! May it be prosperous and bring much happiness to each of you and each and every reader/subscriber!
Blessings,
Su

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An End-of-year Thank-you from Gizmo 2 years 11 months ago budchekov

Happy Hols, Boxing Day , and an absolutely fabulous 2017 to you all,

Thanks to everyone.... and respect.

Bud :)

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An End-of-year Thank-you from Gizmo 2 years 11 months ago Anupam

Glad you find the site useful Su, and thank you for the feedback. If you do need any kind of help or have any questions, you can post in the freeware forum of the site, where other users can help you.

http://www.techsupportalert.com/freeware-forum/

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An End-of-year Thank-you from Gizmo 2 years 11 months ago Phylis Sophical

And we love you back Gizmo & Co. Here's a suggestion some others might like to follow: When I get my tax return, I take $100 of it and donate to all the wonderful freeware people I have been so lucky to acquire through this wonderful web site. And that includes this one.
Much Love and Season's best to the whole community.
from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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An End-of-year Thank-you from Gizmo 2 years 11 months ago minimaxi

Happy New year 2017 to all you guys!!!

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An End-of-year Thank-you from Gizmo 2 years 11 months ago terrawarra

Good onya Ian..... well done as usual from you and the team.
cheers from Wally in Bundanoon, Australia

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An End-of-year Thank-you from Gizmo 2 years 11 months ago Naveen D

Wishing you all good things on this New Year!
Happy New Year Guys......

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An End-of-year Thank-you from Gizmo 2 years 11 months ago wildweaselkeeper

"Gizmo's Freeware" has been active for more than a decade; add to that all the years of "Support Alert" and that is certainly a lot of change, not all for the good I might add. But through it all you've been there to help us through it; thank you so much for being there to help us through it and so a Thank You from you? No Gizmo, Thank You!

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An End-of-year Thank-you from Gizmo 2 years 11 months ago DAC49

I "found" Gizmo's many years ago. Through the years, when I want to find software for a particular use, Gizmo's is the first place I look. I have used at least dozens of freeware from this site, fine-tuning the reviews here to lead me to the best programs with the best options for me. About a year ago I added Gizmo's to my list of permanent browser home pages so I could have ready access to it. I'm usually up on Gizmo's several times per week -- and sometimes, per day. The moderator reviews and the comments from users have been very valuable to me. Keep up the great work, and may you all have a super new year!

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An End-of-year Thank-you from Gizmo 2 years 11 months ago Sea Mac

You all are like Family to me: And so I wish you and yours a blessed and Prosperous 2017.

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An End-of-year Thank-you from Gizmo 2 years 11 months ago larchambault

Bonne année 2017 ( Happy New Year ;-)

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An End-of-year Thank-you from Gizmo 4 years 11 months ago greyman

Thanks, Gizmo, for all the holiday cheer, as well as the look into the future of Gizmo's Freeware.
I would like to personally thank all of Gizmo's contributors for the tons of brilliant articles about software to make my (computing) life more interesting, and especially, more secure.
It will be interesting to see security articles and suggestions regarding various mobile OS's.
I am happy to see the change coming. Can't wait!

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An End-of-year Thank-you from Gizmo 4 years 11 months ago jorgeem1717

Greeting Ian Richard .....

I have been a viewer of Gizmo's Freeware for the last 2 years and have enjoyed everyday I visit the site. You have provided me with helpful information and tips that have made my computer experience a pleasant and joyful ride. I'm neither a geek nor a techy so I have learned to appreciate you sharing your knowledge with me which is sincerely and greatly appreciated. I have learned so much here at Gizmo's Freeware that I must thank you from the bottom of my heart. Looking forward for the New Year and what you will be serving for our enjoyment. So THANK YOU VERY MUCH and I wish you and everyone at Gizmo's Freeware a MERRY CHRISTMAS and a PROSPEROUS and HAPPY NEW YEAR..... May Peace and JOY be upon you....

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An End-of-year Thank-you from Gizmo 4 years 11 months ago clas

and thank you gizmo for helping to teach an old dog new tricks. for taking me out of the dark ages and into the light. happy holidays

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An End-of-year Thank-you from Gizmo 4 years 11 months ago Farzad Alipour

Hello,
It was an informative year here in Gizmo like the years before that which is great. shows the quality of the content of this website has not been degraded like many other websites which lose sight of their purpose after few years.
congratz to another successful year here at Gizmo and i wish you all happiness and joy.

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An End-of-year Thank-you from Gizmo 4 years 11 months ago SayLor77

Thank you for the many, many years of helpful hints and tips. I help other "older" computer users and often guide them to your site. You've made many hesitant users into confident, safe "surfers" here in Canada. Please continue to provide the excellent information we all need. I'm looking forward to learning more "new" things in my seventh decade.

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An End-of-year Thank-you from Gizmo 4 years 11 months ago lion471

Thank you Gizmo for being an awesome site.Keep going!!

Best wishes from India

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An End-of-year Thank-you from Gizmo 4 years 11 months ago jasydee

Thank You Gizmo, I wish you your Family and Friends, Merry Christmas and all the best for the year 2015

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An End-of-year Thank-you from Gizmo 4 years 11 months ago vandamme

Zalig Kerstfeest en Gelukkig Nieuwjaar!

This is the first place I go to for Linux apps. As for the decline of Windows, good that you see the handwriting on the wall and are going with the times.

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An End-of-year Thank-you from Gizmo 4 years 11 months ago CASD

Yea this is my first choice for freeware and info..

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An End-of-year Thank-you from Gizmo 4 years 11 months ago Gibbs.Slap

Thanks to you and your team of volunteers that help make this all happen. I wish you all a very Merry Christmas and ask folks to remember the Reason for the Season.

I have been a PC guy for 40+ years and finally got a smart phone and table it is time to get with the 2000's so seeing some good right ups and reviews on Apps will be a help too. I will always be a PC guy though give me my 24" and 22" monitors side by side any day:)

Looking forward to what 2015 has to bring!

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An End-of-year Thank-you from Gizmo 4 years 11 months ago AJNorth

Thanks once more to Gizmo, M.C. and ALL of the editors and contributors who help maintain this truly essential site -- with warmest best wishes for the holidays and coming year: health, peace, contentment.

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An End-of-year Thank-you from Gizmo 4 years 11 months ago otis_lewd

Before we get too carried away with mobile apps on tiny screens, let's remember that no serious work is done on tiny devices with small screens. I don't consider e-mail, texting, social media, and games serious work.

Thank you for all you do, Gizmo. And all your helpers as well. You are all a blessing to us all.

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An End-of-year Thank-you from Gizmo 4 years 11 months ago budchekov

Happy Holidays Gizmo,

This the gold standard for software research, I never install anything without seeing if it passes the sniff test here, for the past five years me and my computers thank you !

I'm sure the future here is bright,

Thanks again ,

Bud :)

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An End-of-year Thank-you from Gizmo 4 years 11 months ago UserError

Many thanks, Gizmo. Really.
Your site provides top-notch content for free and the security guides and reviews are the best yet most simple to follow I found around.
I wish you and the site all the best for the year 2015.

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An End-of-year Thank-you from Gizmo 4 years 11 months ago AJNorth

Post Script to earlier comment:

Gizmo's Freeware may focus on zero-cost solutions, and the site itself be free (not to mention free of advertising), but it does cost real money to maintain.

Gizmo and his extraordinary collaborators knock themselves out all through the year on our behalf; hopefully, other frequenters of the site will join me in making a contribution to help defray the costs and sustain their worthy, indeed essential, efforts.

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An End-of-year Thank-you from Gizmo 4 years 11 months ago Naveen D

Thanks Gizmo for this awesome Tech knowledge & Rock this coming new year just as how rocking you are.

Cheers to 2015....

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An End-of-year Thank-you from Gizmo 4 years 11 months ago bernardz Great site, the information here is priceless. I wish you, all of you here and your family and friends, all the best over the coming year. view
An End-of-year Thank-you from Gizmo 4 years 11 months ago TexasVet

Many thanks and great successes in the new year to techsupportalert/ Gizmo/Midnight Cowboy and all the software reviewers that enable the rest of us to remain safe and secure on our various platforms. The free stuff is a very nice addition also. :-_))

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An End-of-year Thank-you from Gizmo 4 years 11 months ago zep321

jorgeem1717 took the words right out of my mouth. Nothing I can add to improve on that.

Best Holiday wishes to all of you.

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An End-of-year Thank-you from Gizmo 4 years 11 months ago terrawarra

Good onya Gizmo !

Seasons greetings to you and all the good guys & gals that make up your team.
Whenever I need an honest opinion on any software, I always head straight to Tech Support Alert. I couldn't imagine life without this site.

Best wishes from Bundanoon, Australia.

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