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Do You Want to Continue Receiving Information from Gizmo's Freeware? 2 weeks 3 days ago kashu

Absolutely YES! I've been a Gizmo fan for years--and Gizmo, I haven't heard from you in many, many years! Glad to hear from you again! I go to techsupportalert.com about twice every day. Keep me in your family!

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Do You Want to Continue Receiving Information from Gizmo's Freeware? 2 weeks 3 days ago ank42

Please, keep me on board, or -if dropped - provide Valium for the ensuing withdrawal symptoms. ;-)

Joke aside, thank you for a superb service and dedicated commitment. (You're better than all the Prozac in the World)

Thanks again. Take care.

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How To Delete Your Digital Assistant Conversations (Alexa, Google Assistant, etc.) 2 weeks 3 days ago Australia

Thanks for this guide Rhiannon
I dont understand why our devices need to be recording at all !

Even better if you can switch off the voice recording function entirely. Is this possible ?

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Do You Want to Continue Receiving Information from Gizmo's Freeware? 2 weeks 3 days ago Mode1

Yes, Yes, YeS!! Please keep me on the list. I have learned more here than any place else:>) My computer and my skills are far better receiving tips and tricks here. Keep them coming. Two thumbs up.

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Do You Want to Continue Receiving Information from Gizmo's Freeware? 2 weeks 3 days ago Raveton

Informations très judicieuses Très bon site

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Free eBooks And Audiobooks To Read Online Or Download 2 weeks 4 days ago Panzer

Free programming books:

https://goalkicker.com

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Download 92 Actual Size Printable Rulers For Free 2 weeks 4 days ago rhiannon

They are an image from Pixabay (my favorite free image site).
Since there were several sites listed in the article, I used a generic image. All the sites are good and I don't want to give one precendence over another.
https://pixabay.com/en/measure-yardstick-tape-ruler-1509707/

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Download 92 Actual Size Printable Rulers For Free 2 weeks 4 days ago A2Bob2

Where are the rulers shown in your graphic?
thanks

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Do You Want to Continue Receiving Information from Gizmo's Freeware? 2 weeks 4 days ago phltrnr

Yes please, keep 'em coming.

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Do You Want to Continue Receiving Information from Gizmo's Freeware? 2 weeks 4 days ago mauries

A great service I'm with you all the way!

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This Chrome/Firefox Add-on Lets You Leave Almost No Trace Browsing Online 2 weeks 4 days ago Dirigo

Hi,
I installed this on Firefox and it doesn't seem to cause any problems. The question I have is related to when I first start my browser a Browser Console appears. Is this normal? Most of the time this Browser Console is blank, but a few times there have been informational comments made and displayed in this console.

I've tried going to the creator's web page for more informational ... basically looking for a user guides to learn more about this extension, but never did get connected. On the surface it looks pretty good, but I'm not familiar with all the things it is purportedly doing.

Thanks in advance.

Bo Dirigo

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Do You Want to Continue Receiving Information from Gizmo's Freeware? 2 weeks 5 days ago Webguy52

Keep doing what you are doing. I look forward to your messages. I'm all in.
Jack

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Do You Want to Continue Receiving Information from Gizmo's Freeware? 2 weeks 5 days ago windyctyprog

Absolutely continue, you are indispensable.

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Windows Desktop Software - Editors Choice Selection 2 weeks 5 days ago MidnightCowboy Thanks for letting us know. This was due to an internal change on the Comodo website. The link has now been changed. MC - Site Manager. view
Do You Want to Continue Receiving Information from Gizmo's Freeware? 2 weeks 5 days ago Dbelly

please keep on informing me and keeping me geek aware

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Do You Want to Continue Receiving Information from Gizmo's Freeware? 2 weeks 5 days ago Gandolfwzrd

How do you respond with a "Yes"?

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Windows Desktop Software - Editors Choice Selection 2 weeks 5 days ago NotSoSure

Your link to Comodo Backup, at the top of this page, seems to have been hijacked. Both times I clicked that link, it took me to a browser warning about app.cloud.XXX instead of to a Comodo website.

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Do You Want to Continue Receiving Information from Gizmo's Freeware? 2 weeks 5 days ago Fairmont423

Excellent information

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This Chrome/Firefox Add-on Lets You Leave Almost No Trace Browsing Online 2 weeks 5 days ago rhiannon

You're more than welcome. :)

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This Chrome/Firefox Add-on Lets You Leave Almost No Trace Browsing Online 2 weeks 5 days ago rhiannon

Here's what I heard back from the developer, hope this fixes it:

"I wasn't able to recreate this error but I have had some issues with Google Docs in the past which have been fixed by disabling "JS plugin hide".

Whitelisting was recently improved in an update I pushed, so if they make sure they're on the latest version that may fix the issue. The latest version at the moment is 1.8.15."
 
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Do You Want to Continue Receiving Information from Gizmo's Freeware? 2 weeks 5 days ago mmmike

This is the best newsletter that I receive! Keep 'em coming!

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Do You Want to Continue Receiving Information from Gizmo's Freeware? 2 weeks 5 days ago brchrys

Yes, please continue sending your notices to me

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Do You Want to Continue Receiving Information from Gizmo's Freeware? 2 weeks 5 days ago aakhurshid

Thanks for the information you provide and please continue to do the same for me.

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Do You Want to Continue Receiving Information from Gizmo's Freeware? 2 weeks 5 days ago jamesw770

Thanks, keep those e-mails coming.

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Getting Bunches Of Privacy Policy Updates? Happy GDPR Day 2 weeks 5 days ago Australia

Thanks Rhiannon for informing us about the best utilities to protect Windows 10 users

Can we please have a specific section of TechSupportalert for these anti Windows 10 spying utilities ?

It will be very popular section

The more we can inform people of these safety utilities the better

Tech companies like Microsoft have all now joined the race to spy on our browsing habits, and gosh knows what else they want from our computers. I wouldnt put it past them wanting to know what ages are the people using the computer, and spying through our webcams. Cortana is probably sending our voice recordings back to Microsoft. Its all too much.
Microsoft etc will try and be a step ahead and will want to block these anti spying utilities. So we need to be a step ahead, and keep our eyes out to see which is the most effective and uptodate freeware solutions to this issue

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Do You Want to Continue Receiving Information from Gizmo's Freeware? 2 weeks 5 days ago dadndave

Please don't stop I like it. Makes feel so good when I get it. Love every word of it.

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Do You Want to Continue Receiving Information from Gizmo's Freeware? 2 weeks 5 days ago focu

yes please

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Do You Want to Continue Receiving Information from Gizmo's Freeware? 2 weeks 5 days ago particolor

Yes Please !! :-) :-)

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This Chrome/Firefox Add-on Lets You Leave Almost No Trace Browsing Online 2 weeks 5 days ago AJNorth

Thank you so much, rhiannon! This is exactly the information I was hoping for (and includes some which I could not find at the developer's site).

Cheers,

AJN

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Do You Want to Continue Receiving Information from Gizmo's Freeware? 2 weeks 5 days ago gizmofan1248

Thanks for the info.
Small typo towards the end: ...if you what... --> if you want (I suppose)

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Do You Want to Continue Receiving Information from Gizmo's Freeware? 2 weeks 5 days ago jbones42

I would be hurt deeply if I didn't get my emails from Gizmo. I am a loyal reader of your emails. And have been helping as best as I can with my donations. MC - You are a great Site Manager. Please keep up the Good Work
Jimmy (jbones42)

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Do You Want to Continue Receiving Information from Gizmo's Freeware? 2 weeks 5 days ago Tyronekay

Been with you for ages, want to continue, great site, awesome content.

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Do You Want to Continue Receiving Information from Gizmo's Freeware? 2 weeks 5 days ago SayLor77

Long time user and pass along informationto others

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Do You Want to Continue Receiving Information from Gizmo's Freeware? 2 weeks 5 days ago stevemiller54

Tetra-dittos. I very much appreciate not only the email newsletters, but also the GF website. Many thanks from a grateful yank. :-)

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Getting Bunches Of Privacy Policy Updates? Happy GDPR Day 2 weeks 5 days ago rhiannon

That kind of activity is what created the need for the GDPR.

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Do You Want to Continue Receiving Information from Gizmo's Freeware? 2 weeks 5 days ago fred64

Yes, I want to keep getting email from Gizmos. Been a fan for many years, thanks so much for what you and your pals do.

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Getting Bunches Of Privacy Policy Updates? Happy GDPR Day 2 weeks 5 days ago Australia

Beware the argument, that because something is free, that the providers of a free service can violate your basic human rights to privacy and identity safety

Its like the public restrooms at the beach. None has a right to provide free restrooms - and then install peepholes in the walls, so that the public can be spied upon

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Do You Want to Continue Receiving Information from Gizmo's Freeware? 2 weeks 6 days ago MikeM23

Thank you for having me. Great site to find just about anything.

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Do You Want to Continue Receiving Information from Gizmo's Freeware? 2 weeks 6 days ago classicggma65

Thanx much for the info...and keep doing what you are doing. Without Gizmo I would not understand so many things and I would not have found all of the neat sites/software that I now have. My computer is safer because of you and I can say after several years I can actually understand at least half, if not a little more, of the comments. So much still to learn...

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Site Suggestions and Feedback 2 weeks 6 days ago capefred

YES, I want to continue receiving your eMails.

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Getting Bunches Of Privacy Policy Updates? Happy GDPR Day 2 weeks 6 days ago rhiannon

That's a good suggestion. I'll pass it along to the site moderators. :)

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This Chrome/Firefox Add-on Lets You Leave Almost No Trace Browsing Online 2 weeks 6 days ago rhiannon

You're welcome. :)

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Do You Want to Continue Receiving Information from Gizmo's Freeware? 2 weeks 6 days ago MidnightCowboy Thanks for pointing this out - now fixed. MC - Site Manager. view
Getting Bunches Of Privacy Policy Updates? Happy GDPR Day 2 weeks 6 days ago Australia

We would never have known about the extent of Facebooks intrusion. We were just fortunate that an insider from Cambridge Analytica revealed the truth. We then found over 89 million accounts had been hacked, including Mark Zuckerbergs !
Keep discussing the truths and avoid being reassured that your data is safe. Do not trust tech companies, they do not have your best interests at heart.

Watch carefully as operating systems like Windows 10 try to connect you even more closely to Microsoft servers (aka the Cloud).
Microsoft are planning in a short time, to even link your Clipboard to their cloud ! Do not let them do this

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Qihoo 360 Total Security 2 weeks 6 days 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 2 weeks 6 days 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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This Chrome/Firefox Add-on Lets You Leave Almost No Trace Browsing Online 2 weeks 6 days ago gizmofan1248

Thanks! I had forgotten that ;-)

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This Chrome/Firefox Add-on Lets You Leave Almost No Trace Browsing Online 2 weeks 6 days ago rhiannon

Thanks for mentioning it, I'll pass it along to the developer. :)

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This Chrome/Firefox Add-on Lets You Leave Almost No Trace Browsing Online 3 weeks 9 min ago Photo Addict

Thank you for reviewing this product.

I am having problems with Trace and Google Docs.  I whitelisted the site, and even whitelisted I get redirected to an error page saying I need to change my browser.  I had to disable the Trace plugin to get to my spreadsheets.

 

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Best Free Memory Optimizer 3 weeks 3 hours ago ssybesma

This seems to work on my Dell Latitude E6400 which is already maxed out at 8GB RAM (chipset limit - no way to add more) and running Windows 10 Pro 64-bit.

If you are able to add more physical RAM, that is always going to be a lot better than using something like this. Memory is not that expensive.

But if you're up against the physical memory limit already, this can definitely help make the most of what you have.

It really seems to do a better job of squeezing out the optimal usage of memory than Windows does.

It can also help make up for poorly programmed apps that are memory leakers (keep increasing use of but don't release memory back to Windows).

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Getting Bunches Of Privacy Policy Updates? Happy GDPR Day 3 weeks 6 hours ago rhiannon

It looks like it's going to be ongoing issue as long as some tech platforms consider their users as an income stream from collecting personal data in exchange for using the platform for free.

Microsoft - you can try either of these to cut back Microsoft's ability to collect data on you:

Get Blackbird - Windows privacy, security and performance

O&O ShutUp10: download free antispy tool for Windows 10

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This Chrome/Firefox Add-on Lets You Leave Almost No Trace Browsing Online 3 weeks 7 hours ago rhiannon

It's not in Opera extensions as yet. I installed it from the Chrome Web Store. You can use Chrome extensions in Opera, directions are here:
How to Install Chrome Extensions in Opera | Gizmo's Freeware

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Best Free Antivirus Software 3 weeks 12 hours ago Ayushman

******************************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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Best Free Antivirus Software 3 weeks 12 hours ago Ayushman

******************************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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Best Free Antivirus Software 3 weeks 12 hours ago Ayushman

******************************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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Best Free Antivirus Software 3 weeks 12 hours ago Ayushman

******************************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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Best Free Antivirus Software 3 weeks 12 hours ago Ayushman

******************************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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Best Free Antivirus Software 3 weeks 12 hours ago Ayushman

******************************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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Best Free Antivirus Software 3 weeks 12 hours ago Ayushman

******************************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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Best Free Antivirus Software 3 weeks 12 hours ago Ayushman

******************************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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Best Free Antivirus Software 3 weeks 12 hours ago Ayushman

******************************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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Best Free Antivirus Software 3 weeks 12 hours ago Ayushman

******************************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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Best Free Antivirus Software 3 weeks 12 hours ago Ayushman

******************************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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Best Free Antivirus Software 3 weeks 14 hours ago Third Eye

Actually I am also very much eager to use Bitdefender Free Antivirus on my computer.
The only thing keeping me away from using this antivirus is that I will have to uninstall my existing antivirus which I do not want to do.
I am proud to tell everyone that traditionally I have been a long term user of Bitdefender free antivirus (during its previous years). I dropped it because of compatibility issues with windows 10. But now the picture has changed. In those days I felt sad that no one seemed to recognise such a great antivirus. It was highly underrated But hopefully now the things are turning in its favour.

Download its free antivirus which works on autopilot along with its small anti-ransomware software and you are good to go. As a matter of fact it provides most power protection against phishing also by directly scanning all http traffic. And all this for a free product where paid ones fail to match even the inbuilt protection of most popular browsers. Its zero day protection is also best in class.

Also it is worth mentioning that 360 total security lies at the opposite pole when compared to Bitdefender free antivirus. How............................

1.) 360 Total Security requires lots and lots of user input due to highly aggressive heuristics ( with all its features it is certainly a tool for experts ) while Bitdefender free antivirus uses highly advance detection techniques like "B-HAVE" (more on it later) and works without much user input.

2.) BITDEFENDER FREE = FREE.................NO DATA SHARED TO ANY THIRD PARTY........NOTHING.....A TRULY FREE PRODUCT.
360 TOTAL SECURITY IS FREE..........................MY DEAR BECAUSE YOU ARE A PRODUCT NOW. QIHOO IS AN ADVERTISING COMPANY LIKE GOOGLE. But worry not............Qihoo really cares for your privacy and you can trust it.

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This Chrome/Firefox Add-on Lets You Leave Almost No Trace Browsing Online 3 weeks 15 hours ago gizmofan1248

Thanks! I've installed it in Chrome.
One little thing: You write you installed it in Opera - but I can't find it in the Opera extensions....

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This Chrome/Firefox Add-on Lets You Leave Almost No Trace Browsing Online 3 weeks 21 hours ago rhiannon

Is it videos (HTML5 or Flash) or animated GIF's or both?
I hope changing the WebRequest Controller works. If not let me know and I'll let the developer know or you can drop them a line if you like. Contact information is in the add-on/extension.

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Stickies 3 weeks 23 hours ago fudgeman

You saved me tons of time looking for a good sticky program. I have been a subscriber for years. Plainly put: you Gizmo's RULES!!!! Just donated. Thank you!

Alex

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This Chrome/Firefox Add-on Lets You Leave Almost No Trace Browsing Online 3 weeks 1 day ago Aninnymous

The only issue I have observed was videos (flash? & Twitter) at certain sites not playing or loading. White listing the entire site sometimes resolves and sometimes does not.

YouTube and it's embeds run fine. I do have both uBlock & Priv Badger as well as FlashStop running as well. Will investigate changing the WebRequest Controller in Trace, and see if that has any impact.

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Getting Bunches Of Privacy Policy Updates? Happy GDPR Day 3 weeks 1 day ago rhiannon

I've gotten emails from companies I haven't heard from in years, about 50 total as of a little while ago.

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Getting Bunches Of Privacy Policy Updates? Happy GDPR Day 3 weeks 1 day ago J_L

21 emails, and probably still counting. I mean, I haven't received Amazon's or Microsoft's yet...

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This Chrome/Firefox Add-on Lets You Leave Almost No Trace Browsing Online 3 weeks 1 day ago rhiannon

I heard back from the developer, if this doesn't answer all the questions let me know - they are very open to answering anything else. And of course you can contact them as well. Here's their response:
 

"Firstly, I personally use HTTPS Everywhere, find it very useful and necessary; Trace works well with it and although the two may conflict in some rare instances, it's never caused any problems whilst browsing the web for me.
 
 
As for the rest:
 - NoScript should also work fine with Trace although I haven't tested it, the main difference with NoScript and Trace is that NoScript can stop all JS running on a page whereas Trace aims to disable certain functions that can be used for tracking.
 - Privacy badger and Trace are very similar, personally I'd use Trace, but I suppose I am a bit biased.
 - Regarding better privacy, I know nothing about it due to the fact it was removed by its author.
 - Any VPN should work fine with Trace as the two will never interfere.
 
Concerning uBlock, you *can* use Trace and uBlock together, however if you do decide to do that, you should disable the WebRequest Controller in Trace so that they don't interfere. That would mean that uBlock handles all the domain blocking whilst Trace handles other things such as defending against Canvas & Audio Fingerprinting, Google tracking headers etc."
 
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This Chrome/Firefox Add-on Lets You Leave Almost No Trace Browsing Online 3 weeks 1 day ago AJNorth

Thank you, rhiannon; I look forward to learning their response.

Cheers,

AJN

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This Chrome/Firefox Add-on Lets You Leave Almost No Trace Browsing Online 3 weeks 2 days ago rhiannon

It can be enabled and disabled in the browser add-ons/ extensions settings.

If you want Trace turned off for a particulare site, click on icon in the toolbar and whitelist the site.

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This Chrome/Firefox Add-on Lets You Leave Almost No Trace Browsing Online 3 weeks 2 days ago bkaras2

Can I choose to use Trace when I want/need to use it?

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This Chrome/Firefox Add-on Lets You Leave Almost No Trace Browsing Online 3 weeks 2 days ago rhiannon

No problem. I'll update when I hear back. They've been very responsive.

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This Chrome/Firefox Add-on Lets You Leave Almost No Trace Browsing Online 3 weeks 2 days ago AJNorth

You're welcome, liandro — and thank you for your kind comment.

Cheers,

AJN

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This Chrome/Firefox Add-on Lets You Leave Almost No Trace Browsing Online 3 weeks 2 days ago rhiannon

Thanks for adding that information. :)

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This Chrome/Firefox Add-on Lets You Leave Almost No Trace Browsing Online 3 weeks 2 days ago rhiannon

I use them both together with no problems. I haven't tested them separately.

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This Chrome/Firefox Add-on Lets You Leave Almost No Trace Browsing Online 3 weeks 2 days ago rhiannon

It's working fine with uBlock Origin, Disconnect, & Privacy Badger on Firefox, Waterfox, Vivaldi, Opera, and Chrome.

I'll pass your question on to the developer, they've been very responsive and you'll get an accurate answer from them.

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This Chrome/Firefox Add-on Lets You Leave Almost No Trace Browsing Online 3 weeks 2 days ago liandro

Thanks for articulating the question better than i did, AJN.

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This Chrome/Firefox Add-on Lets You Leave Almost No Trace Browsing Online 3 weeks 2 days ago AJNorth

Thank you for your review of Trace, rhiannon!

Question: here are the security / privacy add-ons currently being used on Firefox (ESR 52.8):

— NoScript

— uBlock Origin

— HTTPS Everywhere

— Privacy Badger

— Better Privacy

— Hoxx VPN Proxy

Which, if any, of the above might Trace supersede (and / or would work well in conjunction with)?

Again, thank you!

Cheers,

AJN

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4D Compass - More Than Finding North 3 weeks 2 days ago bernardz

Not there anymore in google play.

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This Chrome/Firefox Add-on Lets You Leave Almost No Trace Browsing Online 3 weeks 2 days ago liandro

I've been using UBlock. Can I continue with UBlock AND Trace? Is Trace better than UBlock?

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This Chrome/Firefox Add-on Lets You Leave Almost No Trace Browsing Online 3 weeks 2 days ago beergas

Thanks, appreciated. Didn't try the Premium$ part though would be nice to add in development. Maybe next time.
Fast install from store. Right away results shown. It also has some anti-bitcoin ability. Been running 2 sep apps that
do that and surprised me with what they do report blocking. No major sites I believe since those rarely if ever triggered
but less used or known ones do pop up now & then. This extra layer should help. Even on a slow cable w/ Win x64 Pro
and high end PC there's no noticeable draw down on webbing & I have a lot of open web connected apps too. Test more.
Trace has been protecting you since 2018-05-25
Trace is currently blocking 2,781 records from the uncached Regular blocklist.

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Download 92 Actual Size Printable Rulers For Free 3 weeks 2 days ago rhiannon

Oh what a great idea - much easier to read than most rules.

They are pretty accurate on my inkjet printer, more so on a laser printer. I printed out a few to test using a Shaedler Precision Rule (accurate to 1/5000th of an inch and photographically printed) and lines were exact to 1/4", were just a hair off on smaller increments. I would guess the printer has a part in that. An old inkjet never printed the same thing the same way twice - there was always 1/16" to 1/8" difference.

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Best Free DVD Ripper 3 weeks 2 days ago cooloneman

Another happy user of Handbrake. Intuitive to use and pretty quick. But it cannot rip audio, hence I use WonderFox DVD Ripper Pro to make it. Double equals win. And @Altnetcoza, you can also use these two to extract a separate file.

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Download 92 Actual Size Printable Rulers For Free 3 weeks 2 days ago crosseyedlemon

Came across this site a while ago but forgot to bookmark it so I'm glad you listed it here. These rulers are perfect for indicating the size of objects you might want to sell online. Sometimes a photo can be misleading but all the guesswork is eliminated when you include one of these rulers along side the object.

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Get A Pro License For Free And Say Goodbye To Long Videos 3 weeks 4 days ago gpc111

I have tried two different email address. No keys in either inbox or spam folders.

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Best Free Music Player and Organizer 3 weeks 4 days ago Panzer "... Nighthawk - a stealthy, simple, unobtrusive music player that stays out of your way in your Menubar/Taskbar...": https://github.com/quantumkv/nighthawk/blob/master/README.md view
Best Free Software for Linux 3 weeks 4 days ago Panzer "... Nighthawk - a stealthy, simple, unobtrusive music player that stays out of your way in your Menubar/Taskbar...": https://github.com/quantumkv/nighthawk/blob/master/README.md view
Best Free RSS Reader-Aggregator 3 weeks 4 days ago Panzer You are welcome. view
Best Free Software for Linux 3 weeks 4 days ago Panzer "... Porg is a program to aid management of software packages installed from source code. After the installation of such packages, one is usually left with having no idea of what it was installed and where it all went, making it difficult to uninstall the package in the future. Porg was written to solve this problem in a quite simple fashion...": http://porg.sourceforge.net view
Get A Pro License For Free And Say Goodbye To Long Videos 3 weeks 4 days ago jmjsquared

Jeffrey, that was my poor attempt at humor but, thanks, anyway. You're a gentleman & scholar.

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Get A Pro License For Free And Say Goodbye To Long Videos 3 weeks 4 days ago JeffGreene

You might try Poe or JustWrite, two distraction-free writing apps.

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Best Free RSS Reader-Aggregator 3 weeks 4 days ago philip

Thanks, Panzer. I've included Winds under Web-based/Web-app RSS readers.

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Microsoft Hyperlapse 3 weeks 5 days ago gkramer

Following the instructions for the desktop app in the article takes one to a Microsoft Forum. Clicking on the "submit a request" takes one to a feedback form asking for an e-mail address and a text box for feedback. After the form is submitted, nothing happened.

EDIT. Licence key arrived as an e-mail. Product activated with no problems.

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Microsoft Hyperlapse 3 weeks 5 days ago tarzanxx

It worked for me. I put my email address in the form and in the "feedback" field I asked about removing the watermark. I got an instant auto-reply email from Microsoft "thanking me for my request". Then about three hours later I got an email with the license key from Microsoft..

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Get A Pro License For Free And Say Goodbye To Long Videos 3 weeks 5 days ago MidnightCowboy Thanks Jeff for your interaction. Registration details confirmed as being legit from Microsoft and not the Albanian Mafia. :) MC - Site Manager. view
Get A Pro License For Free And Say Goodbye To Long Videos 3 weeks 5 days ago jmjsquared

Yup! Not only is Jojo's tip a good one, but the offer and Jeff @ Microsoft are, indeed, legit... and quick: Made my request at 1:38 P.M. and a nice email containing the key was received precisely 22 minutes later.

The software ain't not too bad, neither.

@Jeff - any MS writing/grammar apps available?

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Get A Pro License For Free And Say Goodbye To Long Videos 3 weeks 5 days ago JeffGreene

Greetings,

I am the Community Manager for the Microsoft Hyperlapse Pro Team. Yes, this is legit.
I am happy to provide a free product key as discussed above, but I can only do so if you specifically request it. Some folks are sending one-word messages like "Great", or "Cool". Since I manage several software apps, this can be confusing and will result in several emails before you get your key. Please be specific (and maybe say "please", that's always nice) so I can save us both a lot of time.

Thank you!

-Jeff Greene

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