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Tips for Making Windows 8 Easier to Use - Shortcuts to Access the Control Panel 7 years 8 months ago Anupam That's a good point :). view
Tips for Making Windows 8 Easier to Use - Shortcuts to Access the Control Panel 7 years 8 months ago Nodrog

Another tip for getting to the control panel without having to go to the desktop first is to enable the desktop toolbar - right-click on the taskbar, mouse over "toolbars" and click on "desktop" - then you can click on the chevron and have access to a tree display for all desktop icons/shortcuts.

Slightly off-topic, but another useful toolbar to have in the Windows 8 desktop screen is one for all programs (as we had in Win7 start menu). Right-click on the taskbar, mouse over toolbars and click on "new toolbar". In the window that opens, browse to C:/ProgramData/Microsoft/Windows/Start Menu/Programs then click on "select folder" - you now have a tree for all installed program folders/files available when you click on the toolbar chevron.

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Tips for Making Windows 8 Easier to Use - Shortcuts to Access the Control Panel 7 years 8 months ago v.laurie Control Panel is not a "default" shortcut since it has to be enabled. The "Personalize" method was covered in the previous tip "How to put commonly used folders and functions on the Desktop" at http://www.techsupportalert.com/content/three-tricks-make-windows-8-much... and listed in the current tip under "Related tips". Maybe you missed that. view
Tips for Making Windows 8 Easier to Use - Shortcuts to Access the Control Panel 7 years 8 months ago Nodrog

The use of the word default maybe comes down to semantics, but what I meant was why create a shortcut when one is already available (and, in my case, was enabled by default in two 7 and one 8 installations)?

I did see the previous tips when you published them and in fact used the "all settings" one so thank you for that.

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Tips for Making Windows 8 Easier to Use - Shortcuts to Access the Control Panel 7 years 8 months ago v.laurie I understand your point. I was trying to illustrate a general method of creating shortcuts, one that I will be using in other tips. But, in the current context, I can see that it might seem unnecessary. On the other hand, Windows always seems to have multiple ways to do the same thing and I like to show a variety. view
Tips for Making Windows 8 Easier to Use - Shortcuts to Access the Control Panel 7 years 8 months ago Nodrog

"Windows always seems to have multiple ways to do the same thing" - I second that!

I only came across the Alt+F4 keyboard shortcut for getting the shutdown etc. menu on the desktop yesterday, I'd been using Winkey+I to open the Win8 settings bar.

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Tips for Making Windows 8 Easier to Use - Shortcuts to Access the Control Panel 7 years 8 months ago Cuffy

I'm surprised that nobody mentioned "Godmode".
It's one of the first things I install and seems to solve all my control panel problems.

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Tips for Making Windows 8 Easier to Use - Shortcuts to Access the Control Panel 7 years 8 months ago v.laurie That was covered in a previous tip. It is referenced in the current tip as the related tip "How to open a complete list of Windows 8 settings" at http://www.techsupportalert.com/content/three-tricks-make-windows-8-much... view
Tips for Making Windows 8 Easier to Use - Shortcuts to Access the Control Panel 7 years 8 months ago Anupam Vic, in that respect, even the My Computer, Recycle Bin, Network, and My Documents, etc are also not default, since they too have to enabled from the Personalize options, when you install the OS fresh. I can't recall for Windows 8 exactly, but it has to be done in XP to Windows 7. And I think enabling the shortcut this way is easier than the 4th option. Atleast, general users will find it easier. Maybe you can include this one as an option too? view
Tips for Making Windows 8 Easier to Use - Shortcuts to Access the Control Panel 7 years 8 months ago v.laurie Anupam, I had done the previous tip, "How to put commonly used folders and functions on the Desktop", and referenced it. I thought that would cover this method but I guess not. I'll take your advice and add it. view
Tips for Making Windows 8 Easier to Use - Shortcuts to Access the Control Panel 7 years 8 months ago v.laurie I have now added a new reference to the previous article about this method to make it more obvious. view
Tips for Making Windows 8 Easier to Use - Shortcuts to Access the Control Panel 7 years 8 months ago Anupam It's better now :). Actually, since the article is about Control Panel shortcuts, it's good to list all methods here, even if you covered one of them in other article. It's better to see all methods at one place... helps to remember better, and also good for reference :). Keep up the excellent work :). view
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Tixati 3 years 9 months ago bernardz

I am using 2.5.1 now and the proxy section of it is terrible. It leaks info and is only for outgoing

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To-Do Calendar Planner (isoTimer) 4 years 4 months ago movrshakr

I installed it and really like the GUI interface and ease of use--EXCEPT...

I was very interested in what you said, "I really was impressed at ... how the app synchronized with Google calendar by itself without me having to anything." Except nothing I do will get mine to sync with my Google calendar. I checked to be sure both are associated with the same account, but I cannot find a 'sync now' command in it, and it sure isn't doing it on its own. wifi is connected, cell data is on, ????

ADDED further observations...while installing, everything refers to To-Do Calendar Planner, and that is what I commanded to install. It does not appear in installed items...what shows up is isoTimer, with a completely different icon. I also found a screen that shows calendars to display
-My Calendar [checked]
-one named with "my gmail address (Google)" [not checked and not checkable]
-one named with "my gmail address" (no parens) [checked]
-US Holidays [checked]

This is very confusing.

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ToolWiz Care 4 years 6 months ago Freeware Fanatic

I was interested in trying the "ToolWiz Care" utility, but when I went to the website Malwarebytes Antimalware warned me it was a malicious site. So, I guess I'll pass on trying it.

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ToolWiz Care 4 years 6 months ago Joe A.TT

According to the Wayback Machine, Toolwiz Care hasn't been listed on the home site since August 2014...

http://web.archive.org/web/20140808032434/http://www.toolwiz.com/en/products/

If the developer themselves dumped the product, I wouldn't recommend your using it.

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ToolWiz Care 4 years 2 months ago LemMotlow

I've been using this app for 3 or 4 years with Windows 7 and have nothing but superlatives to say about it. Although it's no longer updated or on the developer's site, it is fast, thorough, safe and without bugs. The package also contains ten other apps, including a "sandbox" [called Time Freeze] Photo editor and password manager.

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ToolWiz Care 2 years 10 months ago chessdave

Not at Archive org - Found it here - http://www.majorgeeks.com/files/details/toolwiz_care.html

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Top Commercial Antivirus Product Free For Home Use 4 years 6 months ago MidnightCowboy If like me there are any users of D-Link remote monitored cameras reading this, they won't function with this AV installed. Can't answer for all of them but they will work with AVG Free, Panda Free and Forticlient. MC - Site Manager. view
Top Commercial Antivirus Product Free For Home Use 4 years 6 months ago crosseyedlemon

I may be getting senile but wasn't this posted not too long ago? The product seems to have some glitches of note and I'm sure some readers like myself have a preferred browser that is not Internet Explorer. I can't speak about this product specifically, but in some cases the services only remain free until the next version is developed requiring an upgrade.

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Top Commercial Antivirus Product Free For Home Use 4 years 6 months ago grimbles

Yes, it was.

What glitches of note? Please clarify. I've been using Sophos Home on 3 different machines for a little over 3 months with zero issues.

Sophos Home does NOT require Internet Explorer, and the article doesn't say it does, it just says to use something other than Edge. I use Firefox and Chrome with no problems.

Sophos AV (engine) has been around for ages (previously only available to the corporate sector). It is not 'new' as in brand new, never been seen before - it's just recently been made available for home users as well.

Sophos Home is lightweight, comes with a proven engine, and includes a very good online content filter for family situations.

(I am in no way connected or associated with Sophos - just a satisfied user).

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Top Commercial Antivirus Product Free For Home Use 4 years 6 months ago MidnightCowboy

In what independent tests there are available, it performs pretty badly. MC - Site Manager.
http://chart.av-comparatives.org/chart1.php

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Top Commercial Antivirus Product Free For Home Use 4 years 6 months ago terrawarra

thanks rob,
hmm,.... 192 mb download !

I'll stick to quio 369 TS essentials.... absolutely free, no adds and it works well as noted on this site.

...... and it's a paltry 30 mb download.

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Top Commercial Antivirus Product Free For Home Use 4 years 6 months ago grimbles

I guess it depends on whose lab results you are looking at: https://www.av-test.org/en/antivirus/business-windows-client/windows-8/

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Top Commercial Antivirus Product Free For Home Use 4 years 6 months ago MidnightCowboy But this test relates to Sophos Endpoint Security and Control 10.3 and not the free Home version. The free version description states: "It uses the same award-winning technology from Sophos that protects millions of business people worldwide", but I don't buy into this unless the exact specifications for things like antivirus engine number etc are listed, which I can't find anywhere, except for the commercial version. Fiat after all uses the same technology as BMW. MC - Site Manager. view
Top Commercial Antivirus Product Free For Home Use 4 years 6 months ago grimbles

Yes, exactly the same product as in the test result chart that you referenced: http://www.av-comparatives.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/avc_factsheet2016_03.pdf

As you rightly point out, Sophos claims that its Home AV utilizes the same engine as the enterprise counterpart, and I have no reason to doubt that. I guess there is always a choice - we can either choose to believe unless proven otherwise or choose to disbelieve until proven true. :)

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Top Commercial Antivirus Product Free For Home Use 4 years 6 months ago lmac

I only use an anti virus that allows me to choose what I want done to anything it finds. I've lost data using those that misread legit software and delete it without my knowledge. How about Sophos??

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Top Commercial Antivirus Product Free For Home Use 4 years 6 months ago eikelein

Hi all;

I am going to "stoke the flames" so to speak, please be warned.
I do NOT run any testing lab.
I do NOT have any numbers or statistics to show off.
But over the last 10 to 12 years I have conservatively estimated about 6,000 to 7,000 home users as customers of which 99% call themselves "computer illiterate" and honestly, most are.

You are welcome to dismiss what follows and stop reading right here - but please, I don't need or read or hear your reasons, I respect them whatever they are. Here I go:

For a long time I am suspicious of AV-Comparatives [AVC] "test results". Some of the reasons are:

#1: The worst malware infested computers I encounter often, way too often, run AVG or Avast; and those two have almost perfect scores on AVC?

#2: Slightly older machines with for example Turion dual-core, Sempron, Athlon II or older Pentium cpu, many with around or less than 2Ghz cpu and 32-bit systems (vista, W7, W8) running excruciatingly sluggish:
I remove the obvious malware and the machine is still slow.

#3: THEN I remove AVG/Avast/McAfee/Trend Micro or whatever and the machine "takes a leap" into what I consider normal operation for this class of computer. That is something AVC (and others!) never talk about, AFAIK at least.

#4: The subsequent scan with Malwarebytes Free with corrected settings finds anything from half a dozen to many hundreds of leftover malware traces and sometimes even a rootkit that other "miss".
Yep, Malwarebytes Free has it's rootkit detection turned OFF in the default install; go figure.

#5: Literally ALL of my customers do very well with Microsoft Security Essentials (or Defender on W8/W10) and occasional additional manually started scans with Malwarebytes Free.

#6: Occasionally I have used the bootable Sophos Virus Removal Tool. It loads it's virus definitions much slower than others and it runs FOREVER. Admittedly very subjective but that's what I experience.

Nothing against Sophos, I believe they offer very reasonable solution(s) for businesses and companies - and now maybe for home users? More power to them.

Disclaimer: I have absolutely NO business or any other relationships with any company or product mentioned before. Only real life experiences in very typical home user environments.

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Top Commercial Antivirus Product Free For Home Use 4 years 6 months ago Fairportfan

Question - "Site Manager" here, or somewhere else?

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Top Commercial Antivirus Product Free For Home Use 4 years 6 months ago MidnightCowboy It relates to here. I apply the tag to all my posts at the request of the site owner. MC - Site Manager. view
Top Commercial Antivirus Product Free For Home Use 4 years 6 months ago Fairportfan

Cool. I sometimes see people putting all sorts of things after their names. Strictly for further curiosity - overall site manager ("webmaster", whatever) or a category?

(I'm just nosy}

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Top Commercial Antivirus Product Free For Home Use 4 years 6 months ago MidnightCowboy It's an overall status although "overall" there are others here contributing more than me. :) MC - Site Manager. view
Top Commercial Antivirus Product Free For Home Use 4 years 6 months ago Fairportfan

Thanx. I like to know how things work.

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Top Commercial Antivirus Product Free For Home Use 4 years 6 months ago Gewane

Hi, I would just like to add that recently after a lot of issues on my computer running Windows 7 I got rid of Avast which everyone says is so good but in fact creates a great many problems and I turned to Microsoft Security Essentials and it works just fine.

A few days ago, someone using my computer accidentally installed AVG.

What a mess!! It's totally a virus!!!

And I spent an afternoon getting rid of it although you should be aware that AVG Zen will not allow itself to be uninstalled even with Revo Uninstaller and then rooting out all the changes it had made on Firefox using about:config and then using Malwarebytes, Spybot and SuperAntiSpyware.

I don't know about Sophos but personally, I'll be sticking to MSE.

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Top Commercial Antivirus Product Free For Home Use 4 years 6 months ago MidnightCowboy

A good reason why not to let other people have access to your machine. Even so, AVG like most other reputable products provides comprehensive removal instructions and even a dedicated tool for this should the built-in uninstaller fail.
https://support.avg.com/SupportArticleView?l=en_US&urlName=How-to-uninst...
I've never had issues with AVG software except on machines where multiple security programs have been previously installed and then improperly removed as stated in your post. MC - Site Manager.

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Top Commercial Antivirus Product Free For Home Use 4 years 6 months ago Bob F.

I also repair computers in Montreal part time and my customers are also seniors ( like me) who will say they are not good with computers . I think the problem is we expect too much from av programs all they can do and all they claim to do is remove viruses, if the client ever runs a scan . I' ve had clients update for two years with out ever actually running a scan even once. Clients who poorly install free software , never bother to learn to update and only pay for service when its almost too late We can't expect an av program to work miracles. It only does its job I have had horror stories uninstalling avast but blame that on the customer not the product . Security begins behind two ears . Most avs do their job which is all we can reasonably ask of them

Bob part time tech Montreal

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Top Commercial Antivirus Product Free For Home Use 4 years 6 months ago carbotec

I have been using Sophos for some time it has little impact on performance. Since using the program I haven't had any problems and no infections of any kind. The one thing that stands out for me is the only way you can change anything about the operation of the program is if you log in online. This means no infection can interfere with the programs operation on your computer so you are always protected.

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Top Commercial Antivirus Product Free For Home Use 4 years 6 months ago BillK

Sophos system requirements state Win7 and upwards.
So if you want to protect old WinXP installations you need Avast or similar.
(And extra protection software as well for WinXP). :)

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Top Commercial Antivirus Product Free For Home Use 4 years 5 months ago Dr.Gerry

Being used by big companies doesn't make something good. At my work we have a Sophos Email Appliance to scan all incoming and outgoing email, a Sophos Web Appliance to scan all incoming and outgoing web traffic, and Sophos Endpoint Protection on all PCs......despite this fearsome arsenal of Sophos products, we just got hit last week with Cryptolocker......it got through the email filter, then it got through the web filter when a user clicked a bad link, then got through the Endpoint protection on the desktop, where it made it's way to our servers (also protected with Sophos software).......and as if that wasn't bad enough, that was the SECOND time our Sophos defences have been easily evaded by a Cryptolocker variant

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Top Commercial Antivirus Product Free For Home Use 4 years 5 months ago Bob F.

Hi Bob again ,

shouldn't you have been able to use system restore to bring your computer back in minutes. As this is now happening find and old hard drive buy a sata ide to usb cable about $15.00 and run this harddrive like an external, and make a system backup . Then make a windows pe disc . The above souldn't happen if your prepared.. Look at gismo's free backup software its soo easy to use.

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Top Commercial Antivirus Product Free For Home Use 4 years 5 months ago grimbles

Seeing how ransomware is consistently infecting numerous corporate and hospital systems, all of whom I'd imagine would be utilizing strong commercial security solutions, it appears Sophos isn't exactly Robinson Caruso in this department.

Security software cannot always protect people/users from themselves. Perhaps your company needs to review and strengthen its staff training program.

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Top Commercial Antivirus Product Free For Home Use 4 years 5 months ago MidnightCowboy This is a good point in this case because you can hardly blame the installed antivirus for not preventing socially engineered exploits because the payload and method of distribution for these is constantly changing. Until users become educated not to click on un-checked attachments, this type of exploit will continue to flourish. MC - Site Manager. view
Top Technical Training Online. Get 3 Months For Free. 4 years 9 months ago Anderton

Not sure if I'm being stupid, but what has the link to Microsoft's visual studio website to do with the pluralsight website? As for the free trial, it seems to come with various usage limitations; there are 1 month and 3 month and 6 month "free trials", but to be on the safe side I've only looked at the 1 month one. It does seem a very odd way for an outfit to behave, offering three different types of "trial", and all of them. . . free???? Why? What's the catch? Why offer a 1 month free trial if actually, you're prepared to offer a 3 month free trial? Odd.

EDIT: I wonder if I'm dreaming. The sign-up page at pluralsight seems to have changed. What now appears is simply a "Free Trial" for ONE month only comprising a maximum of 200 minutes. This doesn't seem anything like the offer this article appears to be highlighting???

SECOND EDIT: If "sign up" is used then the website WILL ask you for your credit card details. However. . . if you go to the very small print 'Free Trial' at the bottom of the home screen, then the offer is of a free 200 minutes (no mention of monthly duration, so it;s obviously not relevant) and no financial details are requested at all. Once you've viewed 200 minutesworth of material, that's it.

FINAL FINAL EDIT: credit card details are required, after all. You cannot get even the 200 minutes usage unless you register your cc with pluralsight first. Apologies to Rob if I've misunderstood what's been said here. Reckon I'll pass.

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Top Technical Training Online. Get 3 Months For Free. 4 years 9 months ago miniliq

I didn't hit any of the roadblocks anderton reported -- signed up with Visual Studio, then "activated" the Pluralsight offer -- and it gave me 6 months free, no upgrade or payment nags -- everything seems ok. Try going through the process again.

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Top Technical Training Online. Get 3 Months For Free. 4 years 9 months ago papavonschoen

Had the same problem and am already a member of Visual Studio.

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Top Technical Training Online. Get 3 Months For Free. 4 years 9 months ago Anderton

As I suspected, my own stupidity helped in no way with this, so apologies, again, to Rob. As for the offer, unfortunately it doesn't work for me. I've joined Visual Studio as a member (hey, it looks good!) and so have gone to the 'benefits' section and clicked on 'Activate' for the Pluralsight offer, which on my screen at least says is for six months. The screen then says 'activated' and I'm taken to pluralsight's "Microsoft Offer Redemption" where the first field to fill in asks for "Voucher Code". But I've not been given one, neither on screen nor in any Visual Studio email (all of which have come through to me, so it's not a question of an errant spam filter.) Filling in the redemption form with my name and email address and clicking on the "I agree, activate benefit" achieves nothing - -- or, well, it achieves nothing for me. So I guess I'll have to pass. Big thanks, anyway, to Rob for all his efforts.

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Top Ten Chrome Apps for Windows, Mac OS and Linux 4 years 10 months ago crosseyedlemon

I've never been a fan of Chrome and there are better alternatives to almost everything that's listed there. Potplayer for video, Audacity for music and Irfanview for photo editing just for starters. Until AM is interesting but I prefer both Soundation and Audio Sauna.

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Top Ten Chrome Apps for Windows, Mac OS and Linux 4 years 9 months ago andrews

If you own a chromecast then Videostream is a very interesting app/plugin combo that lets you stream anything on your media server or computer via the chromecast and use your phone as remote.

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TotalMounter - a Free Virtual CD/DVD Burner That's Easy to Use 5 years 10 months ago KrinkleKrunk

Thanks for the "heads-up" alexxx46.

After reading the reviews on cnet I think I will give this software a pass. Although this may be a newer version I've got better things to do than risk a borked install and subsequent repair.

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TotalMounter - a Free Virtual CD/DVD Burner That's Easy to Use 5 years 10 months ago Sgluber

Nice tip, Anupam... thank you! :-)

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TotalMounter - a Free Virtual CD/DVD Burner That's Easy to Use 5 years 10 months ago Anupam You are welcome :). view
TotalMounter - a Free Virtual CD/DVD Burner That's Easy to Use 5 years 9 months ago mj47

Had a problem with this program. I installed on Windows 7 pro 64-bit machine and after installation, computer would not wake up after sleep. Had to restart with power switch. Back to normal after uninstall - pity, I would have liked this to work.

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TotalMounter - a Free Virtual CD/DVD Burner That's Easy to Use 5 years 8 months ago Farrukh

Yes this is not stable and safe...
Same happened with my Windows 8.1 x64. I simply tried to launch MSDN 2013 iso, and the moment it assigned a drive letter, Windows crashed with a blue screen, collecting log and then restarted.

I was using ImDisk Toolkit and Magic Disk and both are good alternatives.

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TotalMounter - a Free Virtual CD/DVD Burner That's Easy to Use 5 years 8 months ago Anupam Good alternatives if you want to mount ISO images, etc... but both these programs cannot act as virtual burners. view
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Track When A PC Was Being Used 3 years 8 months ago pecarroll

I have LastActivity. It's free, quick and more than effective. Just now started it up (2/28/17 @ 8:00am) and it shows activity dating back to 6/21/14 when I installed it. Columns shown are: Date/time, Description, File name, Full path.

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Track When A PC Was Being Used 3 years 8 months ago jack_e_alexander

I am seriously interested about sites like this says it used VirusTotal and WOT to test software and that they both say it is clean. I have searched everywhere and haven't found a WOT scanner for software.

Can the author explain how this is done?

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Track When A PC Was Being Used 3 years 8 months ago MidnightCowboy

VirusTotal analyzes the product and the hosting site. WOT provides data based on several criteria including user feedback. MC - Site Manager.
https://www.virustotal.com/en/file/54dd1101420fcc36f08e602e73399d26d20a2...
https://www.virustotal.com/en/url/ddc2270961d3d01b775537f8aa79c8b0aa5d6b...
https://www.mywot.com/en/scorecard/nirsoft.net?utm_source=addon&utm_cont...

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Track When A PC Was Being Used 3 years 8 months ago jack_e_alexander

I know how to use VirusTotal and use it on a regular basis.

Years ago I wrote Nir Sofer about all of the false positives he was getting in the anti-malware and virus programs. He wondered why as do I.

Wot is no longer available for Firefox as they were caught selling user information. Now, freeware sites (and others) want me to accept that Green Ring that Wot produces. It's obvious to me that they are getting paid to show that green ring.

Nir and I both know that some of this programs (wonderful programs, that is) are tagged even today as PUPs and out right malware still by the anti-malware community.

Recently, MalwareBytes anti-malware tagged all of the files in Auslogics Free Defragmenter. I sent them my report. At the time I was also in contact with Auslogics who say they have been having a problem with MalwareBytes. MalwayBytes responded that they were not going to un-mark the files as malware. This is a program that is listed on several software sites as having passed VT and that WOT said they were O.K.

How are we, the unsuspecting public, supposed to believe software sites such as this page? I've been reading techsuppostaler/Gizmo Richards for many years as well. (I'm an older man who is interested in test software as a hobby and recently just had to do a reinstall because on of these approved programs was doing things I didn't like to my machine.(It was a pro anti-malware program.) I uninstalled and ended up with a locked disk.) Fortunately I was able to unlock the Hard Drive and reinstall.

I am just worried about those who don't know that this is going on right under their noses.

Note: Do not install Nirsoft's package with 'Zipinstaller and then run a scan with Malwarebytes, Super-Anti Spyware or Emsisoft products. And some if not several anti-virus programs will tag several of his programs a PUPs or worse.

regards....jack

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Track When A PC Was Being Used 3 years 7 months ago alexxx46

Nirsoft's FullEventLogView is also a handy utility.

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Train Your Brain While Playing Games 6 years 3 weeks ago pratomorone

While I think Lumosity is quite interesting, you must have an internet connection (for some reason or another) to play the game. Trying to occupy your time on an airplane with this game is a lesson in frustration.

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Train Your Brain While Playing Games 6 years 2 weeks ago rickybobby

Totally agree. Mobile apps have become an increasingly important part of everyday life and this section used to provide us with good recommendations, but not anymore. Having read every listed app here, the some of the most recent additions are worthless, dull, downright dumb or need an 'always on' data connection. Not cool.
Besides, why is it called 'app of the week' if only 1 or 2 app are reviewed per month? This should be called 'mobile app of the month' from now on.
Come on Gizmo's! You can do better than this.
P.D. ==> Please don't get mad at me ;-).

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Train Your Brain While Playing Games 6 years 2 weeks ago MidnightCowboy Thank you for your feedback rickybobby. We try to cover as big a variety of apps as possible so naturally not all of them will appeal to everyone. Regarding the frequency we do endeavor to maintain this but as a site driven by volunteers we are dependent totally on the time our editors have available to create content. Maybe you would like to help us out? If so, please see the details here. MC - Site Manager. http://www.techsupportalert.com/we-need-you.htm view
Train Your Brain While Playing Games 6 years 2 weeks ago rickybobby

I appreciate the offer Midnightcowboy, but I'm just an average android user and my contributions would be close to none as I'm a newbie in the android world. That's why I relied on lists like this one to find good free stuff because most of the sites I checked enjoy listing paid and fremium apps. Finding 100 % free, good apps nowadays is hard, and your weekly lists filled that gap. My 'rant' was based on the lower quality of some of the latest recommended apps as their real-world utility was close to non-existant. My guess is your previous lists spoiled us a bit :P.

I've seen some interesting apps posted in the forum too, and that could be a good option to find or write about new apps because the way I see it, a lot of people prefer the articles over the forum posts, at least that's what I can infer from the number of reads.

Gizmo's is still great and the volunteers have a tough job, so kudos for them. Just don't lower the bar you've previously set!

Warm regards

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Transfer Files Between Devices With No Hassle 4 years 8 months ago Jorpho

I'm intrigued if this actually works as well as advertised. Previously I'd resorted to using smallftpd or copssh rather than trying to persuade Windows network shares to cooperate (without opening gaping security holes).

I realized not so long ago that Bluetooth file transfers in Windows are also remarkably expedient, and appropriate USB Bluetooth dongles can be very cheap – but this seems less kludgy.

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Transfer Files Between Devices With No Hassle 4 years 8 months ago gwbm

Sorry - can't get it to work at all (Moto G Android and Windows 10 PC)

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Transfer Files Between Devices With No Hassle 4 years 8 months ago lastsaves

Hi, it definitely works, at least between Win7 and Android.
However, I am trying to resolve one problem. From Android 4.4. Kitkat, apps are not able to access external SD card in general, only the folder they themselves created (and it has to be located in Android/Data/ folder). While Dukto does not create any such folder, it is possible to create it manually. but it has to have specific name. Does anyone know how to name this folder to get it work with external SD card? I tried to contact the developer, but he said he has no idea :(

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Transfer Files Between Devices With No Hassle 4 years 8 months ago Ratzo Couldnt get it to work between win 7 and linux view
Transfer Files Between Devices With No Hassle 2 years 2 months ago not recognized

yeah...nah...
Really need one of those apps that mines the phone for all the user data so you don't have to search for it all through system folders. Would really like to select between images/vids/contact/mssgs/bookmarks etc. All userdata.
There is yet another shifty dishonest programme that you don't see is severely limited in its capabilities in the 'trial version' called something like {commercial app edited out by moderator}. That would have done the trick. haven't so far been able to locate anything free that does the job. Can anyone else?
this is just a connection to pc.

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Transfer Large Files For Free With These 4 Sites 1 year 8 months ago stevemiller54

Wow! Excellent post, Rhiannon! I plan to use these sites. It's great to have options like these for transferring big files and not have to deal with the absurdly low email attachment limits imposed by email service providers like Google, MSN and Yahoo. Rhiannon, I generally enjoy your posts, but I think this one is definitely one of your best. Thanks!!

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Transfer Large Files For Free With These 4 Sites 1 year 8 months ago gizmofan1248

Thanks! Very useful.

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Transfer Large Files For Free With These 4 Sites 1 year 8 months ago rhiannon

I'm glad you like it. :)

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Transfer Large Files For Free With These 4 Sites 1 year 8 months ago rhiannon

Thank you, I'm delighted you like it. :)
 

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Transfer Large Files For Free With These 4 Sites 1 year 8 months ago Krunk

Also, If you have an Outlook/Hotmail account and try to attach a too-large file, you are directed to upload the file to One Drive. The recipient is sent a link very much like an attachment, but it directs them to a page where the file can be downloaded.

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