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Check Your PC For Signs Of A Dangerous Password Stealer 2 months 5 days ago toktok

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

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Check Your PC For Signs Of A Dangerous Password Stealer 2 months 5 days ago delehanty293

first copy sigcheck64 to C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32. THEN USE sigcheck64 -t[v] that should do it.

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Check Your PC For Signs Of A Dangerous Password Stealer 2 months 5 days ago rubinontheroad

Yes I just put it on the "Fix" forum, it sounds like I'm not the only person having problems with it.....

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Check Your PC For Signs Of A Dangerous Password Stealer 2 months 5 days ago rubinontheroad

Thanks bjm, things are so screwed up now I can't even figure it out, each time I try to sign in I can't and have to request a new PW so posting my email is not a problem, if it attracts junk it's OK it's just a response email and judging from the past few minutes I'll have to create a new PW anyway. Sorry you're have the same trouble with "sigcheck". Maybe Gizmo will have one of his troops answer and try something, who know it's been a messed up morning here.....

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Check Your PC For Signs Of A Dangerous Password Stealer 2 months 5 days ago rubinontheroad

I tried this, downloaded, unzipped, open it, a flash of black (Maybe Com Prompt) then nothing. Repeated three times same result. Trued to contact Gizmo's none of my signins worked had to re-establish new still don't know what has happened, used gismo for years, first time experienced difficulties. Would appreciate a response if my name and PW work now and then what is happening with this recommendation for "sigcheck" thanks. s rubin [email address removed as per site rules]

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Check Your PC For Signs Of A Dangerous Password Stealer 2 months 5 days ago bjm_-_

I get same flash of black trying to direct launch application. rubin are you sure you want to publish your email for all to see.

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Check Your PC For Signs Of A Dangerous Password Stealer 2 months 5 days ago Syzygy1

Same problem with sigcheck64

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Check Your PC For Signs Of A Dangerous Password Stealer 2 months 5 days ago bjm_-_

I'm doing something wrong >

C:\WINDOWS\system32>sigcheck64 -tv
'sigcheck64' is not recognized as an internal or external command,
operable program or batch file.

I saved zip download to desktop. Extract. I see sigcheck and sigcheck64 applications. Command line prompt sigcheck64 -tv = 'sigcheck64' is not recognized

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Extract The Licence Keys From Your Installed Software 2 months 6 days ago crombierob

I downloaded my copy from Softpedia
Ver 1.81 (Build 1502)
I have had no problems with it

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Extract The Licence Keys From Your Installed Software 2 months 6 days ago darkhours

I've installed from two of them now and both were different version numbers - First one was 171.something. Got a message it was out of date - downloaded a second and it said the exact same thing: It's out of date. But it's correct. It and the website say 1.81 build-1502 is the current release. More fun with mystery software. Now I will see if it works or acts like it has with other posters.

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Grab The Best Price On Amazon, With The Camel 2 months 6 days ago jkauffman03

Or on to Firefox to see everything you've been missing there! Actually I've started using Waterfox, which is based off of Firefox code, but optimized for 64 bit.

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Grab The Best Price On Amazon, With The Camel 2 months 6 days ago HisSon

Price Blink looks really good but when I looked for IE as a browser option it's not available. :-( On to Camel Camel Camel to see what's available there.

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Grab The Best Price On Amazon, With The Camel 2 months 6 days ago jkauffman03

I've used the PriceBlink add on for a couple years and it sounds like it does everything camel does and maybe more. It tells you where other stores prices are and also gives links to them.

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Grab The Best Price On Amazon, With The Camel 2 months 6 days ago eikelein

I am/buy relatively often on Amazon. Installed the extension in my Firefox.
What I miss is that there are no links available from the graph to see what retailer had (a) low price(s).

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Extract The Licence Keys From Your Installed Software 2 months 6 days ago Hobblelong

Doesn't work for me. After extracting files I get out of memory errors when I try to run it.

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Extract The Licence Keys From Your Installed Software 2 months 1 week ago eikelein

Rob,
Thank you as always for your diligence in finding software.

BUT: This is a find I would rather recommend to stay away from.

I downloaded it okay to my Win10 (64-bit) machine and after some fiddling with an non-intuitive UI it actually ran.

It showed that it found 2 entries - ha, I have MANY, many licensed programs installed, I don't run or use bootlegged software.

For me there seems to be no way to get anything even vaguely like what is shown in your picture (screen shot?) or on their web pages.

I have deleted this piece.

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Extract The Licence Keys From Your Installed Software 2 months 1 week ago Shula

I ran searches for both full registry and file based licences. The disappointing result was that many licenses were not found. I am looking at the licenses this moment because fortunately I saved them in a WordPad file at the time of installation -- not because LicenseCrawler located these licenses for me. As stated, there are many licenses LicenceCrawler did not find for me.

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Extract The Licence Keys From Your Installed Software 2 months 1 week ago Pushmataha

HMM.

First, I saw one pop-up, I selected "hide this" (or whatever the heck it said that's equivalent), that solved that issue. It actually looked like it might have been a useful program (in the pop-up), but I didn't want to play with that right now.

Second, it doesn't say it requires a remote computer and admin rights, it says "Remote networked computer and some local keys need admin rights", in other words, a remote network computer needs admin rights, some local keys need admin rights. Two statements, one sentence fragment. The latter shouldn't be in issue since you need to run it with admin rights anyway.

Really, it's not that hard to figure out.

P

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Extract The Licence Keys From Your Installed Software 2 months 1 week ago Anupam

Something wrong at your end most probably, because I can open both the sites here at my end.

There might be several reasons... something with your internet connection, or the DNS, or your security software, or extensions on the browser.

Perhaps someone with more knowledge than me can pin point on the issue.

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Extract The Licence Keys From Your Installed Software 2 months 1 week ago LFAN

The last 2 items I tried to download could not get to the sight:
November 3rd's on What's Connected To Your USB Ports? and
November 10th's on Extract The Licence Keys From Your Installed Software
Both kept giving the following messages:

This site can’t be reached

www.uwe-sieber.de took too long to respond.
Search Google for uwe sieber de usbtreeview
ERR_CONNECTION_TIMED_OUT

and

This site can’t be reached

www.klinzmann.name took too long to respond.
Search Google for klinzmann name licensecrawler download
ERR_CONNECTION_TIMED_OUT

Any idea what's going on???

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Extract The Licence Keys From Your Installed Software 2 months 1 week ago swreynolds

I may be a quitter, but I gave up trying to find the download amidst all the ads.

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Extract The Licence Keys From Your Installed Software 2 months 1 week ago Grandad

Requirements: Remote networked computer and some local keys need admin rights.

I read that as admin rights are necessary to scan a remote networked computer, NOT that the latter is a requirement.

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Extract The Licence Keys From Your Installed Software 2 months 1 week ago Alan Wade

Unfortunately "Virus free according to Web Of Trust" dosnt hold water anymore - does it?

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This Digital Binder Is A Real Challenger For Microsoft OneNote 2 months 1 week ago kgkwilts

Thanks so much for this Rob. I downloaded the free version when you posted it and was pleasantly surprised to get a free upgrade to the full version because I already had a key from the free version. I have visited here for over 10 years and am constantly amazed by the wonderful work you all do. Ever so grateful for this site!

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Download Gorgeous Mouse Cursors for Free 2 months 1 week ago rhiannon

I haven't tried them on Windows 10 yet. Maybe someone else has?

Update: they work fine on Windows 10. :)

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The New York Times Is Free For The Next Few Days 2 months 1 week ago panamapatrick

Who reads that piece of crap these days. They won't be in business much longer that's why they are giving away a FREE look, Big Deal!!!

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Grab The Best Price On Amazon, With The Camel 2 months 1 week ago Philo Vance

There is also a Firefox extension for Camel which allows you to display the price history chart while you're on the Amazon page for the product. Been using it for the last year or two and I would now be lost without it. It's also fascinating to see just how much and how frequently prices for certain products fluctuate.

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Best Free Software for Linux 2 months 1 week ago vandamme

Unfortunately FileZilla Secure is "under development" for Linux. The question I have is, is the original FileZilla in Linux susceptible to hacking?

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VirtualDub 2 months 1 week ago wildweaselkeeper

The only problem I see with "DaVinci Resolve" is that it's not compatible with "XP" or "7"; only "8" and "10". I currently use "XP" and plan on upgrading to "7" at the earliest opportunity. I am not a fan of "8" or "10" and so I will have to default to "VirtualDub" and use "Davinci Resolve" on my wife's Windows 10 machine. She had "7", but let it upgrade to "10" against my advice.

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The New York Times Is Free For The Next Few Days 2 months 1 week ago Rick Grunwald

And to you and your birds ...
It is nice to know that the NYT has retained some relevance it today's world :))

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The New York Times Is Free For The Next Few Days 2 months 1 week ago mmmike

Yeah, Rick.....I really knew that but nevertheless felt compelled to comment anyway.

I wish you and your cats a good day. :)

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The New York Times Is Free For The Next Few Days 2 months 1 week ago vandamme

Free Democratic propaganda? No thanks.

I get the headlines from the NYT for free, but GMail clips it off right about at the editorials, fortunately.

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The New York Times Is Free For The Next Few Days 2 months 1 week ago Rick Grunwald

Sadly it is just the email edition. My cats sit in dismay with your birds We could have used it for the litter box

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The New York Times Is Free For The Next Few Days 2 months 1 week ago mmmike

Re: free NY Times - - Talk about perfect timing! My wife needed some "cheap, useless" paper for the bottom of the bird cage.

Count me in!

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Best Free Software for Linux 2 months 1 week ago Panzer

"... FileZilla Secure is a free FTP client that has all the features of the original FileZilla plus it encrypts your FTP passwords to help protect from hackers stealing them ...":

http://www.filezillasecure.com/

 

"... git-secret is a bash tool to store your private data inside a git repo ...":

https://sobolevn.github.io/git-secret/

 

"... LosslessCut - simple, cross platform video editor for lossless trimming/cutting of videos ...":
https://github.com/mifi/lossless-cut

 

"... Gopass is a Chrome & Firefox extension for pass, a UNIX based password manager ...":

https://github.com/dannyvankooten/chrome-gopass

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Increase Your Privacy by Turning off the Diagnostics Tracking Service in Windows 7 2 months 1 week ago Jay-El

Can't you just block the MS update server traffic via your firewall? The right firewall rule will make MS think you are permanently offline.

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Want Free Pics? Here's 21 Sites That You Can Get Them From. 2 months 1 week ago Chirpy

@KRT - Is it possible for you to share some of your recommended list of free images?
Thanks, Chirpy

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What's Connected To Your USB Ports? 2 months 1 week ago FJL

What about the great Nirsoft product?
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/usb_devices_view.html

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Want Free Pics? Here's 21 Sites That You Can Get Them From. 2 months 1 week ago MidnightCowboy @KRT One reason would be "This means you can copy, modify, distribute and perform the work, even for commercial purposes, all without asking permission" which applies to the majority of images listed whereas RGB Stock for instance requires registration to download anything and has a ton of small print restrictions for all the images on their site. MC - Site Manager. view
Want Free Pics? Here's 21 Sites That You Can Get Them From. 2 months 1 week ago BobW

Dear @KRT,
Please be so kind as to share your list of almost 200 sites with the rest of us. I know Pixabay and a few others but nowhere near 100 let alone 200.
Thanks, Bob W

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Want Free Pics? Here's 21 Sites That You Can Get Them From. 2 months 1 week ago KRT

Sorry, but I'm not at all impressed by this list. I don't deny that some of the sites are very good. That's not the point. What's astonishing is that the author has completely missed the two biggest and best sites - RGB Stock and Pixabay. Between them, they have well over 800,000 free images, all of excellent quality. In contrast, some of the sites listed by the author are very small or limited in scope. This suggests that either the author hasn't done his homework or has particular reasons for mentioning only the ones that he does. Okay, he does list 21 sites. But I know of nearly 200.

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Extract The Licence Keys From Your Installed Software 2 months 1 week ago crombierob

It is portable.
Would be nice if it could export to say Excel

Thanks,
Rob
PS Just ran the latest Belarc, and it lays the results out in a readable format.

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Extract The Licence Keys From Your Installed Software 2 months 1 week ago Sid in Extremis

Or create a Belarc Advisor profile, I really don't like that your program requires a "Remote networked computer".

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Best Free Notes Organizer 2 months 1 week ago CASD

So which one do you use ??? that is Free of course

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Best Free File-Based Backup Program 2 months 1 week ago Machiavelli

On November 6, 2016

A long time ago (20 years or more) there were still honest journalists. When they wrote an article saying that there was a free program, it was true.

We went on the program's website that the reporter mentioned and there was actually a free program. That is to say that there were no other versions (Pro, Premium, Ultimate, subscription per month / year, etc.)

Today most of those who write articles (99%) are self-employed and have no social security coverage. In addition, they have no more ethical and it does not bother them at all to advertise (paid of course) for companies.

This is why most internet articles are the same. The word "free" is added everywhere, every sentence because it's very catchy. All these "free" programs are worthless in practice.

And if you find that the site of the article is full of advertisements for professional programs, premium, ultimate, subscription, etc. you can seriously doubt the author of the article.

One trick to see if a program / software really free:
Go to the website that created the program and if you see the same program exists in pro forms, premium, ultimate, subscription per month / year, this kind of marketing, well you are certain that the "free" program worthless.
You're just wasting your time. And be 100% sure that all those "free" programs contain full of "ads" (spam).

Associate the word “free" to the word marketing or what is the same thing to the word lie.

Unfortunately, it does not really exist solution because truly free programs have virtually disappeared. Honesty disappeared in the same time. What exists is marketing and big lies.

Apple with its "Apple Store" and all "free" applications to carry the word free in a top (lies) never unmatched.

The Capitalist works only with money and God of humans is: Money.

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Best Free Notes Organizer 2 months 1 week ago OptometristPrime

I'm not sure an article listing Evernote at the top, and giving it 5 stars is very reliable.... Evernote sucks on so many levels. So do the other 3. None of them offer much. Evernote is a terrible platform, and is just a waste of time.

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VirtualDub 2 months 1 week ago Sprintel

Try windows movie maker. I think it can do what you want and it's easy to use (it has been a while since I used it). You can also try HitFilm. It's a little bit complicated for a novice but there is a tutorial on youtube that you can follow. I'ven done it before.

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Web of Trust (WOT) 2 months 1 week ago Sprintel

If the decision is not to remove the addon, I believe techsupportalert at a minimum has thr obligation to disclose the privacy issues that have been on the news lately. Even chrome and firefox already removed this addon from their sites.

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VirtualDub 2 months 1 week ago bayridge

I see it saves mp4 but doesn't let you edit them. All I want is a simple program to add my own text to mp4 files. Basic stuff. What could be more simple?

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Best Free Internet Safety Check 2 months 1 week ago bili_39

Anybody running WOT (as I was), should be aware, that they are selling user's history now :(

http://www.ghacks.net/2016/11/05/mozilla-and-google-remove-wot-extension/?_m=3n%2e0038%2e1935%2emu0ao04dvu%2e20j4

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LastPass Is Now Free Across Multiple Devices 2 months 1 week ago Sope

As a free version user it's certainly a very welcome upgrade and a significant premium feature to give away... good news!

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LastPass Is Now Free Across Multiple Devices 2 months 1 week ago Jojo Yee Syncing across all mobile and desktop devices will be a free feature Sope and won't be locked even after a 60-day trial period unless they eat their own words, which is unlikely. view
LastPass Is Now Free Across Multiple Devices 2 months 1 week ago Sope

Slightly confusing....

Wording in an email I received (as an existing free version user) says :-
"Try LastPass Premium for Free! Thank you for using LastPass. LastPass is always free, but as a thank you, we've unlocked our Premium features for 60 days."

Nothing to suggest that the mobile version is now also free, until you look at the features comparison list on the LastPass website where you find that the section "Unlimited sync across all mobile & desktop devices" is now ticked in the free version list. Hope this is not an error. Would be a shame if this tick disappears after 60 days too! Just seems odd they're not shouting louder about it?

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Download Gorgeous Mouse Cursors for Free 2 months 1 week ago Phylis Sophical

Do you know if they work on Windows 10?

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LastPass Is Now Free Across Multiple Devices 2 months 1 week ago Jojo Yee @Gandof_Tx, yes it does. view
LastPass Is Now Free Across Multiple Devices 2 months 1 week ago Gandof_Tx

When I downloaded Lastpass on my android Samsung Galaxy 5, it said my "... LastPass Premium trial will expire in 59 days". I have not signed up for premium. Does that mean that after 59 days, I will drop back to the free LastPass?

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What's Connected To Your USB Ports? 2 months 1 week ago terrawarra

Good one !..... thanks rob !

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What's Connected To Your USB Ports? 2 months 1 week ago willrun4fun

This is very handy to have when you have unapproved USB devices turned on in group policy. I use it to get the ID of the device to add it to the allow list.

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LastPass Is Now Free Across Multiple Devices 2 months 1 week ago charles.simpson

I just got billed about 2 days ago for an annual subscription of $12. Wonder if they will give me a refund.

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Change Your DNS Settings And Perhaps Speed Up Your Internet Access 2 months 2 weeks ago jealex2

Wow! That sure beats DNS Jumper. I can't wait to give this a try without my VPN and set the fastest!

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LastPass Is Now Free Across Multiple Devices 2 months 2 weeks ago Photo Addict

SWEEET!

I started using Last Pass about a year ago and have grown to love it.  I would highly recommend it to anyone who is considering a password vault.  However, I would also recommend changing the settings so that it logs you out after a certain amount of time of inactivity.  The default setting of always being logged in seems somewhat self-defeating.

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LastPass Is Now Free Across Multiple Devices 2 months 2 weeks ago MidnightCowboy

The promotion of commercial apps, features and services is not permitted as per our site rules. MC - Site Manager.
http://www.techsupportalert.com/freeware-forum/announcements/3617-forum-...

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LastPass Is Now Free Across Multiple Devices 2 months 2 weeks ago blaszta

If you’re already a LastPass Premium subscriber, you’ll still enjoy the additional value that Premium offers, including priority customer support, family password sharing with up to 5 others, and additional two-factor authentication options like YubiKey. You can also safeguard important documents with 1GB of encrypted file storage.

From the blog link.

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LastPass Is Now Free Across Multiple Devices 2 months 2 weeks ago toonpig

Thanks this is something that will be real useful to me

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LastPass Is Now Free Across Multiple Devices 2 months 2 weeks ago WykydWytch

I've been purchasing Last Pass Premium for several years now and it has been one of the best uses of $12 a year that I could imagine.

I'm curious though - with these new changes what will be the advantages of paying for it now? Or will there be none? Thanks in advance for any further light you can shine on this topic.

Jessica

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LastPass Is Now Free Across Multiple Devices 2 months 2 weeks ago astral_cyborg

Great news!

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Best Free Software for Mac OS 2 months 2 weeks ago Panzer

Iris (mini and micro) - software, similar to F.Lux and Redshift:

http://iristech.co/introduction/

http://iristech.co/iris-mini/

http://iristech.co/iris-micro/

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LastPass 2 months 2 weeks ago MidnightCowboy The inability to sync passwords between devices is a major disadvantage that users of free password managers have to put up with. However, starting from today, LastPass has made this a free feature. See... https://blog.lastpass.com/2016/11/get-lastpass-everywhere-multi-device-access-is-now-free.html/ Personally, I use KeePass and KeePassDroid but I can tell you it's a real pain in the butt to juggle usernames and passwords in Android. Although I don't like the idea of storing my passwords in the cloud, I have to admit that this latest concession from LastPass is very attractive. Posted on behalf of member JoeA.TT . MC - Site Manager. view
Change Your DNS Settings And Perhaps Speed Up Your Internet Access 2 months 2 weeks ago Rick Grunwald

You can add DNS servers to DNS Jumper. The pre defined list is just a starting point

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

Yes, of course! Thank you! Problem solved!

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This Brilliant File Security Product Is Now Free 2 months 2 weeks ago Remah

It appears on your start menu as "Management Console" under the "SoftPerfect File Access Monitor" folder.

On my system File Access Monitor has two components. The connection is between the front-end GUI and the back-end collector:

  • SoftPerfect File Access Monitor Core (32-bit) is a background process to collect the data.
  • SoftPerfect File Access Monitor GUI (64-bit) is an application to present the data.

They appeared as separate components in the install program and were both checked for installation. It is possible to install them separately on different comptuers. You could install the Core module (without the GUI) on a server and then install the GUI application (without Core) on your desktop computer you are using to monitor the server.

By the way, I just noticed that this software is no longer being developed which is a large negative in my opinion. The download page says:

File Access Monitor is now a legacy product: it is no longer developed or updated, but you can download and use the last available version. No support is provided for retired products.

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

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

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Best Free Software for Linux 2 months 2 weeks ago Panzer

"... Praxis LIVE - hybrid visual IDE for creative coding ...":
http://www.praxislive.org/

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Web of Trust (WOT) 2 months 2 weeks ago Remah

The article does not say that WOT provided user IDs. Instead, the user IDs were derivable in the browsing history URLs.

Anonymization cannot work properly unless the browsing history provider knows which labels to remove from the URLs.  WOT doesn't appear to have this level of information so their is little chance that they can fully anonymize the URLs. That is why so many people are against any form of data sharing because there is more than one way to identify individual users.

One important reason that browsing histories are so easily exploited to identify individual users is that too many websites include the user ID or similarly identifiable label in their URLs. This is a convenient way for sites to work but I'd be much happier if they anonymized all their URLs. This site, for example, does use a user number but that resolves to my user name so my browsing history on this site will reveal my user ID, e.g. http://www.techsupportalert.com/user/##### resolves to http://www.techsupportalert.com/users/remah. This means that my user ID can also be determined with very little effort.

Personally, it doesn't bother me that my public user ID on sites like this can be gleaned from my browsing history. But it would bother me if that were the case for my bank or other sites where there is greater financial risk. Thankfully sites like my bank and PayPal are well aware of this security issue and do not reveal any identifiable information in any of the URLs that I use. It is a shame that all other sites don't do the same.

I'm not sure how the PayPal user IDs mentioned in the article were derived but it may be on third-party sites and not PayPal itself.

As for removing WOT from recommendations, I don't support this as I am not bothered by this issue.

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Web of Trust (WOT) 2 months 2 weeks ago Sprintel

If this is true, wot probably needs to be removed from your recommended list.
http://www.ghacks.net/2016/11/01/browsing-history-sold/
"The data that Panorama bought from brokers contained more than ten billion web addresses. The data was not fully anonymized, as the team managed to identify people in various ways.

The web address, URL, for instance revealed user IDs, emails or names for instance. This was the case for PayPal (email), for Skype (user name) or an online check-in of an airline."

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This Brilliant File Security Product Is Now Free 2 months 2 weeks ago Remah

This is nothing to do with your broadband or even your network connection.

If you are monitoring your current computer then you should be using localhost (which is the equivalent of 127.0.0.1).

You only need to enter another computer's IP address if you want to monitor that computer from the computer you are using. As the online manual says:

If you installed the service on another computer, enter its IP address or name to access it.

You only need to have a password on the other computer you are monitoring if you want to ensure that the information is not available to any other user on your network.

 

P.S. Thanks Rob & Panzer. This is a useful tool.

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

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

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A Clone Of Windows. Free And Open Source. Seriously. 2 months 2 weeks ago MidnightCowboy

It's difficult to comment constructively because you don't give any details about which Windows programs you need, the printer make or wi-fi card. Suffice to say there is a lot of variation between distros as to which hardware is supported out of the box. Having said that the fix for unsupported stuff is usually only a forum post away. Here for example is the information related to Ubuntu wireless support. MC - Site Manager.
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/WifiDocs/WirelessCardsSupported

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Finds of the Week: 100+ Alternative Search Engines / International Space Station Live Feed / Free Wallpapers from Microsoft / Google 'Speed Test' 2 months 2 weeks ago crombierob

I would like a search engine that only returns hits that exactly match my search criteria.
If I place a string in quotes, that exact string must be present in every hit.
If I place a word in quotes, that word must be present in every hit (Google has Advanced variant on that, but I am sure it pays scant lip service to my instructions)

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A Clone Of Windows. Free And Open Source. Seriously. 2 months 2 weeks ago Broken Biscuits

So near yet so far. I own a laptop that's not fast enough to run Windows well. I've tried various Linux distros on it and they're OK. But I don't love Linux and at this stage I don't think I shall. Wine isn't the cure for everything - it certainly does not run the programs I want it to. Trying to get a printer to work is a pain in the ass and I had to buy a wireless dongle for the laptop to get wi-fi to work. It seems the one in the laptop doesn't work with Linux. So I don't buy the talk that Linux is the solution to every Windows problem out there.

I installed this on the laptop without any problems. That's when my troubles started. It would appear that my 7 year old laptop is too young for React OS so its drivers didn't work. The display was stretched and when I tried to change the resolution the OS crashed. I couldn't get it online either for love or money. So that was the end of my React OS experience. It is a pity because I liked how well it was running on the laptop. I'll keep an eye on the project but sadly I can't see it going anywhere. Back to Lubuntu I go.

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Best Free Screen Session Recorder 2 months 2 weeks ago ifmihai

Maybe you should test sharex.
I say maybe, because i don't know if it covers all requirements,
but from my point of view,
it does everything,
including screen recording, with great quality and small file size.

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Finds of the Week: 100+ Alternative Search Engines / International Space Station Live Feed / Free Wallpapers from Microsoft / Google 'Speed Test' 2 months 2 weeks ago dabney

Windows Free Wallpapers is another Microsoft foul up to capture you! As in other cases, like Restore Point Creator, Microsoft deleted the app My Wallpaper Downloader which provided 60,000+ wallpapers for free download when they pushed theirs. Unlike genuine wallpaper downloaders, Windows photographs the whole screen with task bars, and the pictures do not correspond to screen size. The selection is very limited and not that attractive if you like to make jigsaw puzzles.

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Change Your DNS Settings And Perhaps Speed Up Your Internet Access 2 months 2 weeks ago Remah

It is true that the pre-defined global server list is largely US-based but DNS Benchmark is still useful anywhere in the world. I use it from New Zealand. It has a list of about 5,000 global DNS servers that are open for public use.

See the article How to Find the Best DNS Server for a tutorial. You can also add any number of DNS servers in custom lists.

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Change Your DNS Settings And Perhaps Speed Up Your Internet Access 2 months 2 weeks ago Aninnymous

You can always give DNS Jumper a try. Free and never seen any malware of any sort but you can check it yourself:

http://www.sordum.org/7952/dns-jumper-v2-0/

It gives you a palette of the most common DNS servers checklist worldwide to start with and lets you add your own. You may change your DNS server on the fly with a click of the mouse button.

Been using it for a number of years to find the best termination for VPN choices.

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Best Free File-Based Backup Program 2 months 2 weeks ago Reddwarf4ever

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Backup Maker (Personal Edition), while this is an easy to use program, with a simple or advanced setup mode...with all the options you could ever need, even verifies files backed up, plus a pop up message can be created to advise the backup was successful...would have been amazing if there were an option to make a backup when the PC shuts down ( there is one for PC startup)
Also, although it states free for private use, it does pop up a nag screen occaisonly, which can be very annoying....would be great if this were mentioned.....the forum is difficult to join, as yahoo and some other email addresses are not acceptable....also the caphca is one of the most difficult I have seen.

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Best Free Digital Image Viewer 2 months 2 weeks ago olivias

KrojamSoft PhotoViewerPro is great to view all images within a folder . You can organize and view/edit images. View images on a calendar etc.Try it out

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Tips and Tricks for Linux Mint after Installation [Mint 18 - Cinnamon Edition] 2 months 2 weeks ago etim

Glad to see you're dipping that toe a bit deeper into the Linux world, Mr. Giz, keep up the good work!

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Change Your DNS Settings And Perhaps Speed Up Your Internet Access 2 months 2 weeks ago NorthPole

Only useful if you're in the US - all the pre-defined DNS servers are located there, so no point comparing with multi-national services such as Google or OpenDNS, which will be probably have servers nearer to you if you're elsewhere in the world.

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Change Your DNS Settings And Perhaps Speed Up Your Internet Access 2 months 2 weeks ago Pushmataha

Thanks, MC. You're right, I did leave out that important piece of information.

I'll check the MS forums for Windows 10 Version 1607 for x64-based system, latest updates, for the problem.

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A Smart App to Remove Junk and Clean Up Your Android Device 2 months 2 weeks ago LittlestMac

All-In-One Toolbox is my favorite for peaking Android performance and has everything I need. It has a good range of 10 built-in tools: Easy Swipe (don't really use this), CPU cooler (I really don't know what that does); Batch Install, Batch Uninstall, Backup & Restore (for your installed apps), System App Uninstall, App2sd (the one I most use), Boot Speedup, Startup Customize, and File Manager. It also has 13 plugins that you can install: Ad Detect, AppLock (requires an additional password before running selected apps), Auto Tasks, Game Booster, Notification Manager, Permissions, Pro Key (disables unobtrusive ads, which show when exiting the app and don't present themselves when Auto Tasks runs), QR and Barcode Scan, Quick Settings, Sensor Box, Volume Settings, Compass, and Flashlight.

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Change Your DNS Settings And Perhaps Speed Up Your Internet Access 2 months 2 weeks ago MidnightCowboy It would have helped if you told us which version of Windows you have. In any case, you have a system error. There are various posts about this in the Microsoft support forums. If you search in the appropriate forum for your operating system, you should find a fix. MC - Site Manager. view
Change Your DNS Settings And Perhaps Speed Up Your Internet Access 2 months 2 weeks ago Pushmataha

Great idea, but unfortunately when I tried to run it I found that "A required privilege is not held by the client." Same thing if I try to run it as an administrator. Any suggestions?

So 5 stars for a great idea if it works, 3 stars for a great idea but I can't make it work--I'm assuming lots of other people made it work or it wouldn't be listed on this site.

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Best Free Software for Mac OS 2 months 2 weeks ago Panzer

"... Helium - a floating browser window for OS X ...":
http://heliumfloats.com/

 

Lacona lets you control your Mac with natural language commands:

https://www.lacona.io/

 

"... Polymail ... simple, beautiful, powerful email ...":
https://polymail.io/

 

"... WMail ... the missing desktop client for Gmail & Google Inbox ...":

https://thomas101.github.io/wmail/

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Best Free CMS 2 months 2 weeks ago Mr50guy

What are your thoughts on MODx?

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TagScanner 2 months 3 weeks ago jimmyjobindi

This program easily beats out the best paid-for programs with its power and ease of use. Great program.

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A Free Xbox Game, But Only If You're Quick 2 months 3 weeks ago phoneguy

Just to clarify, this is for Xbox One. Some of us still use a 360 and there may also be some Xbox users out there as well.

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Best Free Windows Driver Backup and Restore 2 months 3 weeks ago ummerseed

Driver updater utilities are necessary for our PC. They prevent from slowing of outdated drivers by downloading their new version and edition and install them in your PC. so I think Iobit Driver Booster 4 has the capability to do all the works that I have told.

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Best Free Electronic Book Reader 2 months 3 weeks ago Panzer

"... AlfaReader is a lightweight and fast ebook reader ...":
http://www.alfareader.org/

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Best Free Software for Linux 2 months 3 weeks ago Panzer

Moeditor:

https://moeditor.org/

 

"... Writefull is a light-weight app that provides feedback on your writing by checking your text against databases of correct language ...":
http://writefullapp.com/

 

"... Rambox ... free, Open Source and Cross Platform messaging and emailing app that combines common web applications into one ...":

http://rambox.pro/

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