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Get Your Mind Organized In 2018 3 years 4 months ago zepe

I saw the online version, Mindmeister, so where's the Word version?

How to Install Comodo Firewall 7 years 6 months ago Zeronos

Hello Chiron, your articles are always fantastic, thanks very much for them!

Sorry me for my English but can you answer me one doubt, please? In the old article, with Comodo Firewall 5, I remember that there was a configuration that you needed to put something with * and other symbols. I remember that in the article you said that command was for blocking everything and to give 100% of protection. In this new Comodo Firewall 6, there are not more need to put this command? This command was put in the Defense+ tab if I'm not wrong.

Thanks again!

How to Install Comodo Firewall 7 years 6 months ago Zeronos

So with the version 6 that command line that has needed to put in version 5 is "enabled by default", let's say in these terms?

Thanks very much for the quick answer, Chiron!

How to Install Comodo Firewall 7 years 6 months ago Zeronos

Thanks very much for the answers, Chiron! :)

Amazing Site Gets You Up To Speed On Any Subject 8 years 2 months ago zeroseven

Awful site, in 6 months you'll never hear of it again.

Its like throwing darts at a dartboard full of relevant / irrelevant info. Your chances of hitting the info you need are pretty slim.

Google, properly used is INFINITELY more powerful and accurate. Everybody should do the Google power search course.

Amazing Site Gets You Up To Speed On Any Subject 8 years 2 months ago zeroseven

Its really quite easy Ray if you just remember to localise your search by (most important) date to avoid irrelevant pages submitted long ago (most of the web) and to remember to use '+' '-' quote marks etc. Its all very logical. I often use the images section straight off....drag an image into the search box and be amazed. The recommended site, whatever its called(?) when asked "best widescreen tv 2013" earlier, the top article offered was written in 2007! By using the google tools provided at the top of the search page, I can home in on blogs, news, reviews, discussions, best prices, restrict dates, all within a fraction of a second. It fine tunes rather than spins off at tangents.

I'm not a google fan boy, far from it. but its hard to see how the featured site could cause anything but misinformation and frustration. You only get from the web a proportional response to the information you submit



How to Stop Google from Keeping a Record of Every Search You Make 7 years 10 months ago zeroseven

I have turned of history again and again and again. It always turns back on just as opting out of Google ads never seems to last more than a week.

How to Stop Google from Keeping a Record of Every Search You Make 7 years 10 months ago zeroseven

Good point, thank you. I'll check that

Easily and Safely Eject USB Drives and Memory Cards 5 years 1 month ago zevekar

Completely useless! Works only when windows internal standard options also working! When cannot be unmounted for SOME mysterious reason - this program also cannot DO anything! Any more programs?

Optimizing Deluge For Speed 5 years 7 months ago zibiza

Thank you so much! I have no idea at all what these instructions mean, but I copied everything word for word in your section "Input results into Deluge" and my Deluge app started downloading instantly. after performing really erratically. I can't even remember the last time my Deluge app had the same number in the "Downloading" and the "Active" boxes. This instruction page solves everything that was not working with Deluge.

Best Free File-Based Backup Program 8 years 3 weeks ago ZikO

It's a really excellent piece of writing here and explanation. I finally understand what I should be looking for to choose best option. Really thanks for this.

Some people mentioned Areca Backup:

I find this program one of the best free tools. Before, I thought I'd go with Backup Maker, Genie Timeline Free Edition, or Toucan. However, after reading comments a few readers pointed out some issue with Toucan (apparently, it crashes) and Genie Timeline. The others mentioned Areca Backup.
So, Areca Backup is free and very functional. How about its file validation feature, if there is any at all? I don't really understand how validation works to be honest. I'd be grateful if someone would explain that :)
In FAQ, I found some explanation:
"How does Areca detect modified or new files when incremental backups are chosen ?
Areca uses the file's size and last modification time to detect modified files. If one of these attributes is modified (whatever its value is), the file is flagged as modified.
Since v7.2.17, Areca can also inspect the file's content to detect modifications of its content (which is much slower than detection based on attributes) "
but I don't know if this is the same as validation.


Best Free BitTorrent Client 7 years 12 months ago Zima

1. I use qBittorrent. It's really a good torrent client but needs more features. Very efficient, fast, and high performance client for downloading and seeding.

2. You may need to have uTorrent or Vuze, because some trackers, private trackers and private torrent websites still does not support and accept clients like qBittorrent or Tixati.

3. All of these 4 clients (qBittorrent, Tixati, Vuze and uTorrent) are good.

So I suggest:

Use qBittorrent or Tixati as your primary client and Vuze or uTorrent as your secondary client.

I have qBittorrent and Vuze.

Best Free BitTorrent Client 7 years 12 months ago Zima

I agree with you, Steve. That's the reason why I don't use Tixati. Tixati is a good client but not popular. I compared Tixati to qB (qBittorrent) by downloading same torrents. Some of the trackers does not accept Tixati and reject connections from this client but accept qB. I don't know why they reject Tixati. Not good to see the good Tixati is treated like a bad and poor client.

I was an uT user for years but I don't like it anymore due to its changes. So I've replaced it with qB. qB works well and I don't use uT anymore. uT is good but not as good as old uT in previous years.

Also Vuze is much better than uTorrent. Maybe it's complicated a bit, but if someone use it as her/his main and primary client, I think he/she will like it. Vuze is a feature-rich client. Very good for people who want something more than just downloading and seeding. I use Vuze for creating new torrents and much more.

So using a simple but powerful client like qBittorrent (qB) plus an advanced, popular and well-accepted client like Vuze is my recommendation.

Optimizing qBittorrent For Speed 7 years 12 months ago Zima

Sometimes changing these advanced options maybe helpful:

1. Maximum number of half-open connections

2. Exchange trackers with other peers

3. Always announce to all trackers

Optimizing qBittorrent For Speed 7 years 11 months ago Zima

Good. Thanks.

Best Free Media Player 7 years 11 months ago Zima

1. MPC-BE (Media Player Classic Black Edition):

2. BS.Player:

3. Zoom Player:

I recommend MPC-BE and BS.Player.

Best Free Media Player 7 years 11 months ago Zima

You are welcome.

Best Free Media Player 7 years 11 months ago Zima

My favorite media player is MPC-HC. Specially I love these builds:

1. MPC-HC Lite (Nighty Builds):
Same as MPC-HC but it has no internal filters and codecs. Updated every 4 days.

2. JanWillem32's MPC-HC Builds:
It has better subtitles renderer and internal renderers. Good for watching anime.

To use them, you need to install external filters. I recommend LAV filters.

Vuze Help 7 years 11 months ago Zima

Is there any way to prevent ISPs from BitTorrent bandwidth throttling? Sometimes my ISP limits BT bandwidth.

Any solution to prevent bandwidth throttling?

Vuze Help 7 years 11 months ago Zima

I have only problem with seeding. Downloading/Leeching works without any problem, but when I want to seed a torrent with maximum/unlimited upload speed, it fails. It works with lower speeds but I want to use at least 95% of my maximum upload rate for it. Because it's a big sized torrent and needs good seeding.

I heard using specialized VPNs for BitTorrent communications will solve that. My friend recommended seedboxes to me. Are they useful?

Best Free Online Backup 7 years 5 months ago Zirthiel

SugarSync as of late has changed it's stance about the 5GB free accounts. They are now all on a 90 day trial basis. I think you should update the review as soon as possible.

Also thanks for this review it helped me choose an alternative to SugarSync in the form of SpiderOak. ;)

125 Photo Effects. Normally $99. Free If You're Quick! 7 years 1 week ago zootsocket

This downloaded and installed without fuss - no stealth toolbars or other nasties and a perfectly functional activation procedure.

If you already have photo retouching tools and the know-how to use them, this won't add much to your arsenal. It rather resembles some of the quick editing effects apps available on Android, but on a larger scale.

After about 10 minutes of experimenting with one of the supplied test images the PC (W7 4GB memory) slowed to a crawl and finally stopped, requiring a reboot and suggesting memory issues. The filters did not appear in the filters menu of Photoshop Elements as I expected and I couldn't see any very good reason to invest the time required to find out why not.

The programme uninstalled cleanly with Revo.

Edit Your MP3 Files On Your PC 5 years 12 months ago zootsocket

Agreed. I've never found anything quicker or easier than OcenAudio for simple cuts and splits. No recoding or quality loss and it's cross-platform.

A Lean And Free Windows Music Player 5 years 6 months ago zootsocket

I've used Foobar2000 for years and it would take a major earthquake to get me to change. It does need some setting up and it's a bit quirky in the way it does it, but some spectacular results can be achieved. Once set up, it's definitely not high maintenance.
A few points that may be of interest:
1) As is the case with some other software packages, you may need to tell it where your copy of LAME is installed to play or rip mp3s. Ditto other codecs, such as FLAC.
2) It includes a very effective and fast ripper for any format whose codec you have installed.
3) It does play by directory, as well as by album/artist/genre/year, provided the necessary data is present in tags.
4) There is a huge range of plugins and extensions available from Hydrogenaudio. Some, like lyrics display are very simple to install and use; others are more esoteric.
5) There are a number of good android control apps available (notably FoobarCon). Once foobar is running you can control playlists etc. via your phone or tablet.
6) Windows only, sadly. I'd love a native Linux version.
7) Actively developed and supported - I think I first used it on XP and it's still going strong. Latest version 2 Nov 2015.

The Faster Way To Copy Files 5 years 5 months ago zootsocket

Teracopy can be set as the default handler for move and/or copy operations in FreeCommander. I find this a very useful combination. I haven't tried Fastcopy but as it is FreeCommander that lets you specify an external handler of your choice, I see no reason why FC shouldn't work in the same way.

A Really Nice Office Suite For Free 4 years 9 months ago zootsocket

It seems to write .xls and .doc but not .xlsx and .docx. Maybe that's a full version 'feature'.

The Easy Way To Disable Windows 10 Telemetry 4 years 9 months ago zootsocket

The contents of the portable zip file are a little unfriendly - make sure you run the right executable. NOT the one at the root level of the archive - which gives an error - but the one at App/SpyBotAntiBeacon/SDAntiBeacon.exe.

Got A Blurred Photo? Here's How To Sharpen It Up. 4 years 9 months ago zootsocket

Definitely a work in progress. Sharp doesn't work and the rapid version saves a thumbnail - didn't try the others. I can't see the point of this.
There are any number of free image editors for any OS you happen to use that will do this sort of job in an instant.

Free Ransomware Decryption Utilities 4 years 8 months ago zootsocket

The No More Ransom project was set up in response to the number of these attacks suffered by users in Belgium and the Netherlands. They have also produced a number of decryption tools in conjunction with Europol, Kaspersky and Intel. Details here: Fortunately I haven't needed to resort to these measures, but if the worst happens it's useful to know what help is available.

Gizmo's Exclusive: Get This $29.95 Sync Tool Free If You're Quick! 4 years 8 months ago zootsocket

I've been using SyncBack Free for years. It works both ways via FTP.

I haven't used EverySync but recent problematic upgrades to Easeus Partition Master, which I had also been using for years, have made me very suspicious that Easeus have migrated to the dark side(!) and I have abandoned it in favour of Minitool Partition Master.

I would wholeheartedly recommend SyncBack Free which does a first-class job without nags or unwanted intrusions into the user's privacy.

Let The Badger Help Maintain Your Online Privacy 4 years 4 months ago zootsocket

I've tried all the well-known ad-blockers and HOSTS replacements and sooner or later they all seem to run into this problem. I don't want to waste time endlessly tweaking extensions. I've now turned all blockers off except Disconnect (Chrome/Opera). This is an anti-tracker plugin and is not promoted primarily as an ad-blocker: nevertheless it's the most effective blocker I've tried and causes minimal interference with sites. It is also zero-maintenance.

The Best Tag-Enabled Note Taking App I Have Found 4 years 3 months ago zootsocket

I keep a complete portable installation of this inside a small Veracrypt container. Keeps all my confidential information, account details etc and is a practical alternative to a password manager. Easy to back up the whole container.
If only there was a linux version...

How To Stop Desktop Notifications In Firefox, Chrome, and Opera 2 years 9 months ago zootsocket

Totally agree. In fact I was just about to post the same comment when I saw etim had got there before me. The pop-up serves no purpose except to cause exasperation.

Create Your Own Custom Windows Hotkeys with this Free Utility 6 years 8 months ago zornestech

Is there anything out there that will hotkey a single key. I have a friend with CP and needs to remap a key on windows 7

Site Suggestions and Feedback 2 years 10 months ago zornestech

I just tried to purchase a t-shirt but the link doesn't work

Best Free Video Cutter and Joiner 5 years 9 months ago Zumwalt

I see SPG Video Splitter is on the list to be reviewed.
I tried it, and it install a ton of cr@pware without permission.

Possibly The Most Detailed PC Info Viewer I've Yet Seen 4 years 8 months ago Zvikai

Hi All,

The software is clean! the code contains only WMI queries and GUI settings.
I can't control the virus alerts of some sites or browsers or AV software...
There is no installer, it is a portable software, just unzip and run it.
The results are based on WMI queries, and the odd dates comes from the WMI response.
It can run only on WMI supported OS.

Enjoy it,
Zvikai - LeeLu Soft

Possibly The Most Detailed PC Info Viewer I've Yet Seen 4 years 8 months ago Zvikai

Not nice to call coding a joke or fiasco, it is free and does exactly what it says, providing WMI tables information, and it gives a lot of info on many aspects.
If startup commands are so important for you, here is another free and portable utility by me that will provide you a lot of info on that, wrote it many years ago but it is still relevant:

Create Your Own Music Mash-Up From MP3 Files 7 years 9 months ago _izzyyyyy

gotta get this done can't wait