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Be careful where you get your free software or free software updates

Q: Be careful where you get your free software or free software updates

Be careful where your get your free software or free software updates from. Some programs on certain download sites can get malware,viruses, or have pups even if the program provided was originally clean. One site I recommend is MajorGeeks they do a really good job.

A: Be careful where you get your free software or free software updates

Ninite is another very clean site. Plus it is a very handy site.

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I thought it would be a good idea in keeping with the overall goal of this site to start a thread to give people a list of legal and secure sites for downloading free or dirt-cheap movies, music and software/games.
I believe this would helpful in terms of not just telling people not to visit/support pirating websites,
but to also give them other alternatives so that there wouldn't be a temptation to go there anyway
(And also for people like me that Don't want to steal, but also don't want to pay more than I have to)
Master list of sites for free/dirt cheap movies, music and free/free to try software:
Open Music Archive
Contains music with expired copyright according to UK copyright law, which states that the copyright expires 70 years after the author's death.
As such, some of the music may be considered "pirated" in countries with longer copyright periods.
For example, The longest copyright period I know of is Mexico (100 years after the author's death).
This guy composes his own music and gives it away for free!
Movies and/or TV
Movies and tv free with ads, or (for cost of membership) watchable without ads. 
Free for Dishnetwork users?
Not completely free, but VERY low price!
WARNING! As stated by Quietman, Many free Software Sites contain ads  or link to sites containing ads with misleading down... Read more

A:Good source sites for secure & legal free movies and free/free to try software?

That is a good question.
When I think about it Hulu does have movies.
I use Netflix.
I can use as I have Dishnetwork and can use that to be able to watch. Yup, just tested works good.
Many of the Movies channels can be watched that way.

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Can you recommend a free on demand scanner to identify software on my PC that is outdated...?

Even better if it also could update it.


A:Free program to check for software updates

Yes there is. Use Update Checker -

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My eset 1 year key just expired, thinking of installing Avast free av for my home pc.,is it a good choice ?

A:Avast Free - Are Free antivirus software good ?

Avast free antivirus is an excellent choice in hardened mode! just make sure you deselect all the crap that you do not need during install ( secureline - browsercleaner - avast cleaner - software updater and so on. )

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Hi there

Why can't people be more honest on their websites -- as well as making it harder and harder to find REAL downloads without confusing extra offers / links to other programs with the real link buried deep down in an easy to miss website - I really hate the following that seems to be commonplace now -- FREE DOWNLOAD which implies FREE -- but the SOFTWARE most certainly Isn't but totally no mention of BUY / PAY on the site.

We should BOYCOTT those sites and make our feelings known --nothing wrong about people wanting to make a few bucks - especially these days with good jobs getting harder to find -but we can still be OPEN.


A:Why so much dishonesty - Free download is NOT free software

Did you not know that the world is primarily run on the basis of greed, dishonesty, deception, and BIG GREEN BUTTONS?

Unfortunately I've had reason to come to conclude it's too often true.

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Which Is the Best Free Anti-Virus Software? Other Security Software?

Win7 x64

Which is the best free-for-home-users anti-virus software?

What other free-for-home-users security software do you recommend using in conjunction with Windows 7 x64 these days?

If I'm not mistaken, this version of Windows has a built in Firewall. Does that make Zone Alarm redundant or problematic?

A:Which Is the Best Free Anti-Virus Software? Other Security Software?

Visit the System Security board - this has been asked and answered quite a few times.

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Dear all

May I know is there any free software inventory software with features below?

1. Free
2. No installation required, simply run
3. Collect installed software on all WinXP on the network automatically



A:Free Software Inventory Software

Lots of great Free software here that is small and no install is needed.

MyUninstaller list all that is installed. You have to run it so it will show up in the list

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The issue I ran across is apparently the same as in:

Macrium Reflect (Free 5.0.4118): need help on "recover partition"

So I had to restore my system to my SSD drive which I just secure erased. I have many drives on my system. I booted to the Macrium rescue CD, selected the backup image from one of my bacjup drives, went to the next page and selected the target drive - my SSD, drive 4, then went to a confirmation screen. Scrolling down I see it has as the target drive drive 3, one of my data drives! (if I would have went blindly on, you will see, it would have wiped my data drive).

So not knowing which was correct, I shut my PC down and disconnected all drives but the one with the image and the SSD drive, made sure all USB drives were disconnected (my phone had been). I then booted from the rescue CD, choose the image, choose the target (it correctly only gave me a choice of the SSD), then went to the confirmation page and the target was the backup drive with the image! Well, I thought what the heck, they SURELY won't format the disk with the selected image. WRONG! it formatted the backup drive and asked me for an image to restore, since it no longer had one. Sigh.

Well I had the foresight to have made an image with Windows 7 backup and restore as well, so was able to get back in business (after several trails and tribulations with it).

Note that with just an image on a backup disk and a target disk, I would not have been able to restore the Macrium image (I... Read more

A:Careful restoring from free Macrium w/boot CD and counting on backup

OK, the "bad" version of the Macrium Reflect Linux based Rescue CD is 5.0.4076. I made a new rescue CD with the latest Macrium 5.0.4196 and the problem appears to be fixed.

If your Rescue CD has version 5.0.4076, throw it out and make a new rescue CD from Macrium 5.0.4196

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hi, guys
i am using ccleaner and malwarebytes, what other free software do you guys recommend me try/use ????

thanks for your time,

A:other free software

Here's a stickey thread you can cruise through:
FREE Great Programs for Windows 7 [2]

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I was wondering if anyone knows of a free software like Google Earth which I can use as a map and for directions.

I was wanting to download Google Earth itself but from what I understand, it requires internet access. Please correct me if I am wrong there.

I am looking for something that does not require constant internet access to function, except for when downloading updates.

Any suggestions?

A:free map software

What about something like GPS software for laptops? Would that work? Has anyone tried anything like that?

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Does anyone know of a free software program that i can download that will scan , clean and fiz any problems it may find. kind of like a health checkup. I would like a program that is very good at finding any little problems. Any help would be appreciated. Many Thanks Rob.

Oh i run windows xp pro

A:Free software

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Is anyone having any problems installing the "free software of the day" programs "KeriverImage41" and/or "MultistageRecovery40" on a new clean install of win7 final release. Both programs installed and ran ok on the win7 RC but now that I want to install them on the new final released version of Win 7 I get the error "Giveaway period for this software is over, please check our web site for a new give away". I have the registration codes for both programs.

Fyrmn J

A:Regarding Free software of the day

The registration period for GOTD releases is limited to 24 hours

There are workarounds to allow re-installations (google ) but these also need to be performed on day one

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What are you sugguesting that we use when AVG is no longer free? Do we just purchase it to use or is there something else available. I guess that we have all been spoiled. Thanks.

A:Avg Free Software

AVG will still have a free version, the update notice was just worded so badly that everyone thinks they have to go to a paid version. Current free supported version is 7.5

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Nothing to see here!

A:Free Software!

No free software??? Shucks, I was looking for some free stuff!

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Being a FREEWARE junkie, these are the various software's on my PC. The list might be useful when you're re-installing your O.S, or when you want a particular software. What's better than FREE?

This is still a partial list, and more categories will be added soon. Sadly I had to limit to 1 software per category. Do give your recommendations and alternatives and hopefully you like the list.
List Updates:
Added AdFender in Ad-blocker (25-08-15)
Changed FastStone Image Viewer to XnView in Image Viewer (28-04-15)
WPS Office is removed as it's degraded Kingsoft Office Free. Reverting back to last best freeware version (17-02-15)
Changed EaseUS Partition Master to AOMEI Partition Assistant in Disk Partitioning (11-02-15)
Changed HTTrack to Darcy in Website Rippers (03-02-15)
Added Keypass Password Safe (02-01-15)
Added Toolwiz Time Freeze (05-11-14)

Ad-blocker - AdFender
Antivirus - Qihoo 360
Antispyware - Malwarebytes Free
Antikeylogger - Zemana AntiLogger Free
Calender - Vueminder Lite
CD-DVD Burner - BurnAware Free
Copy utility - FastCopy
Desktop Search - Everything
Dictionary - WordWeb Free
Disk/File Cleaner - CCleaner Free
Disk Defrag - Defraggler Free
Disk Imaging - AOMEI Backupper Standard
Disk Partitioning - AOMEI Partiti... Read more

A:Best Free Software's For New PC.

That one very good list you already have there.

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Anyone know of a free DVD player out there that is malware/spyware free that is of some use? I like some of the features with WinDVD and PowerDVD but they seem to be a little costly.

A:Free Dvd Software???

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I'm aware of the winxp built-in fax service but I find it too cumbersome to use. What's a good alternative fax software? I'm not paying for a fax service as I already have a modem.

A:I need a free fax software

I have tried a few, but most I found were not much better than the built in one. So I have decided to stick with that. At one time, Norton systemworks had a fax program in it, but I think that they have long since removed it.

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I am looking for a piece of software that will allow you to send text messages to UK networks, runs on vista and costs nothing, prefferably free texting aswell.

I have looked round the internet and all I can find is software that doesn't work with vista or suspect looking freeware on shady looking sites.

So rather than download some piece of spyware I thought I'd see if anyone on here can reccomend anything.

Also please dont put "just google "sms for free on PC" there's loads of links." That just makes me angry because you think I'm too stupid to try that before posting. Also its lazy, if most people actually bothered looking at the links they would see it just links to mainly advertising sites.

Thanks In Advance

A:Free SMS Software

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Just been asked this, by a friend:

"Do you know how best to apply chapters/scenes to a dvd I am making from music recorded in a club?

I was authorised to do it - but it was a DJ set, so was all mixed. What software is best (pref. free) and for the Mac.

The file is in .asf format and I have succeeded in converting it to .mp4 and .mpg formats too.

I have recorded a dvd that plays ok on my dvd player, but is annoying in not being able to go direct to a track in a 2.25 hour long broadcast."

Any help appreciated.

A:What's the best free software to do this:

nero does what you want

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as the thread title says, i'm looking for a free FTP software thats easy to setup, im currently using one that is a trial and its due to expire, any ideas, or is there something in 2K that can be setup.


A:Looking for Free FTP software

all win systems come with FTP -- I think you're asking for FTPD, the server component.

fyi: SSH will perform both services when properly installed and config'd.

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The games selection installed in Dell's Vista is small and not varied. In this boxes Linux guise there's a lot more fun stuff to demo the machine. I don't expect good results with old commercial Win98 games as those, seemed to crash and have issues even when updated with patches running on Win98SE.

Any body running any Free games under Vista? I'm not going to bother buying commercial titles, nor do I want to run stuff of dubious sources.

I'm looking for decent Open Source or Shareware (well maybe) suggestions, that are fun but don't have to have to be state of the art, gameplay more important than film quality graphics.

A:Any Free Fun Software?

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I also purcharsed a new deskjet 3635 printer and it came with this free software to download for Hallmark Print Studio. It will not even let you in the site to download the product.

A:Free software

Although a printer question, I'll answer it here.The link works, I just tested it. Of course, I am using IE as my browser.

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Im looking for a free gps software for my N95, which dosn't require a data conection. ie allows maps to be downloaded and stored using a PC

The N96 comes with Nokia Maps which is greate except the Navigation is not free, they want to charge ~70 for a year. For that price i might as well buy a proper sat nav

So far all the ones i've looked at download the maps on the go.


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Well, its that time of the year again. Just because of the stupid license system that all the companies use when teir product isn't free. Anyway, that really annoying Kapersky window kepts popping up telling me that I have 10, 9, then 8 days left. I'm not saying that Kapersky is bad, which it 100% isn't. I love it! What it is is not free.
So far, a few programs have caught my eyes:
Comodo Internet Security
Microsoft Security Essentials

What are you guys' opinions on these programs in terms of:
Overall protection
Controlability (my dad once tried AVG and it left some really bad s*** behind when we got rid of it. I think my dad had to reformat the drive to completely get rid of it.)
Clean-up ability
Compatability with Win 7 64bit
Overall score/How it compares to Kapersky

I don't think resource usage will be a problem with a core i7 720 processor or 4 gb ram, but if it is, please mention it.
Also, are there others that I should know about?

A:New free IS software

Mse, sandboxie and returnil should keep your father squeeky clean.

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Hello !

I want create a Programs Installation CD. i need to make autoplay menu , See in picture below.
I tried Arafasoft My Autoplay 10.1 pro but it is trial so after i create my project a naglacting srceen pop up on whole autoplay windows.

Any Free Software for this ??

Plzz Reply


A:Software for free

Have a look at - [Compact AutoRunner v1.0 build 100]

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Does anyone know of any good free Spyware programs, or anything like that? Thanks!

A:Free Software

Check out TSG Library of Knowledge

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Hello! I found some new free software the other day called Hamster Soft. It is really good and worth looking at (no premium options or anything such as that). I just thought I'd share it with everyone:

A:Free software

stonarda said:

Hello! I found some new free software the other day called Hamster Soft. It is really good and worth looking at (no premium options or anything such as that). I just thought I'd share it with everyone: to expand...

Have you checked out the free software here

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I'm trying to start a list of free Apps I'm gonna want to download and install on my laptop. Basically anything goes. Utilities are the most important though, I've already got the ones from the security thread in the Tips and Tricks forum on my list. One of the things on my list is a possible substitute for M$ Office Apps, such as Word, Excel, etc. I've already got MM Jukebox MX because it came with my computer, however I don't like the player that much, so I'm gonna need a player to play my WAV and MP3 files etc. I'm thinking Winamp, but I'm open to other suggestions if someone knows of one that is better in their opinion. Maybe something like Game Drive if they make something like that, that would be handy...The list goes on and on...Basically I'm looking for links to useful freeware programs, complete with descriptions of what they do.


~The Servant~

A:Free software...

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Is there a free program that will burn DVD's that will play on a stand alone DVD or portable DVD player?

A:Free DVD software

I am currently using burn aware free works well not missing nero at all

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So, I am building a custom computer for my families new house, and would like to find some (free?) software to control the heating and lighting. The lighting will control lights around the house, as well as some LED strip lights, the heating will be floor heating (hot water pipes circulating aroung the room) and will only have to control servos to release the flow of water, could anyone help me?

A:Need software (hopefully free).


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go to <URL removed> to protect your PC for FREE!

A:every pc needs this free software

No spamming allowed.

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go to [URL removed] to protect your PC for FREE!

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I am looking for a Free map program for my Toshiba Pocket PC e330.
Anyone know of any?

A:Free Map software

I like this Site:

But it depends on what type of maps you are interested in.

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What would be good software to burn cd/dvds with Vista?The one I had downloaded didn't work and they told me to mess with the registry to get it working.I'm just looking for something that works and doesn't freeze.Thanks.

A:Free CD/DVD software

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in your guy's opinion whats the best free software to have?

A:free software

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I used to have power dvd on my computer until windows was re-installed is there any free dvd software out there that I can use that you would recommend?

A:Free DVD software?

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I have a ton of data that was saved to an external - USB, 300 gigabyte drive and also some diskettes which show up as unavailable and the system wants to format the drives. I know that there was free software that I downloaded years ago to obtain some of the info that was originally save to the hardware. Does anyone have recommendations or info on this?

A:Free Software to Fix

See if any of these help:

Elvandil said:

Free recovery applications:

Dr. Freeware Boot CD (also has partition tool, drive cloner and imager)
DiskDigger & NTFSWalker
Pandora Recovery (Free for personal use)
Smart Data Recovery
Recover Files
Roadkil's Undelete
Free Undelete (NTFS only)
Softperfect File Recovery
ADRC Data Recovery Tools
Undelete Plus
Data Recovery
PCI File Recovery
Ultimate Data Recovery
Disk Investigator


O&O Disk Recovery
Paragon Mount Everything (Mounts any file system, CD/DVD burning, File Manager, Partitioner)
GetDataBack (For FAT or NTFS)
Ontrack EasyRecovery Pro
File Scavenger
Recover My Files
RecoverPlus Pro
Zero Assumption Recovery
[email protected] File Recovery
Final Recovery
Recover4All Professional
Easeus Data Recovery Wizard
NTFS RecoveryClick to expand...

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Greetings, knowers of stuff,
Is there a good freeware program with which you can edit ISO images (such as adding and deleting files)?

A:Free ISO software

See this thread here at CDFreaks :

Read all the way down, as some of the initial suggestions are / were not suitable to the OP.

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I have AGV antivirus, Sygate Personal Firewall (free edition), and Spybot SD, Adaware 6, and Webroot Spy Sweeper. I want to know:

1: which one of my antispyware programs is the best?
2: are there any other antivirus, antispyware, and firewall programs (free) that are better than these?

Simple questions i'm sure... I just want an expert's opinion.

A:Best of the best free software?

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I'm confused by the term "single home user". Will this program, AVG Free anti virus protection, cover my whole pc? My wife has an account, and after using Norton system works, a heck of a learning expierance, I've learned to look before I leap. Seems her account was covered for anti virus protection, but for everything else, we had to log off, reboot, and go to her account. Adaware, is the complete opposite. It covers both sides.
Thanks. I just got my warnings from Norton, and am not planning on going through THAT again.

A:AVG free software

AVG works fine for me. I schedule it to do a full scan at 4am in the morning. I also schedule it to update the virus definitions at 1am if any are available. If you don't like AVG, you can try AVAST.

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I was told about a free program for removing hard to remove viruses or even viruses that MSE or other antiviruses would not detect.

The name of the program I as given is "Hit Pro". I saw something call Hitman but according to my source that is not it.

Help finding this program would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

A:Hit Pro Free Software

It's Hitman Pro HitmanPro Download it's not free but has a 30 day trial.


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I haven't used OCR software for many years. Is there a decent free software that will work with my Canon Lide 220 Scanner? If not what commercial software is recommended?

A:What's the best free OCR Software?

Hello Mitchell mate I know this is a good site but have a hunt around in this site it has a ton of free software of all different sorts. This might be something you can use
Search | Gizmo's Freeware

Sorry best I can do cos I don't really know what it is you are after or doing

Oh it is also good for the best security stuff etc etc

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Does anyone know where I can get a GOOD FREE cd burning software. I had roxio which came with my burner but it's only comaptible with windows 95. I instaleed XP. But I did it from fresh. I DID NOT just upgrade my win95 so now I cna't install the roxio software because it causes problem. SO does anyone know of any really really good CD buring software.

Also does anyone know of any good sites to do faxing over the internet for FREE.


A:Free Software

For free faxes CHECK


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I'm looking for a free program that will rip my burnt dvds back to my computer.

I have a bunch of movies I made by combining several video clips. My external HD that all of these clips were stored on quit working and now the dvds I made are my only backup.
Does anyone know of a good program that can rip them back to an .avi or .mpeg?
I image that I won't be able to rip the clips individually as I made them into a movie when I burnt them.


A:Free DVD ripping software

Try DVDFab HD Decrypter and AutoGK.

DVDFab HD Decrypter to rip the DVD video and AutoGK to encode the video to an XviD AVI video.

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Seven free or open source backup tools

Data backup used to be pretty simple. Both Windows NT and Unix included basic backup utilities that could easily be used to back up the operating system to tape. A simple script would run the backup utility at a given time in the evening, and that was that. However, as technology has evolved, the requirements of a backup system have gone beyond a simple full backup every night. Handling scheduling, particularly without having to edit or write scripts, can be greatly simplified with a GUI interface. Handling open files, backing up to devices other than tape drives, reporting tools, notification of failed backups and easy handling of incremental backups are all reasons to use products other than operating system backup utilities.

More information at source ...

Seven free or open source backup tools ::

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Hi There
Does anyone out there know of any FREE Air brushing software need to do some serious work on some photos, eradicating wrinkles and bumps etc, someone suggested Adobe photoshop but im not sure which edition only there are quite a few and they all look the same.


A:Free software 4 Air brushing

Hi. Adobe photoshop is not free, in fact it is possibly the most expensive programme out there. Free alternatives ... the gimp is probably the best free alternative, but it has a steep learning curve.

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Hi, some how my on board sound with my mother board got deleted! i have a sound card with software but i want it out it causes to many problems. Does any one know of Free Sound software where I dont need a sound card?
-Im not the greatest with computers so bare with me

Thank You

A:Free Sound Software?

The drivers for the onboard sound would be on the cd that came with the board. Or,
a trip to the manufacturer's web site is where to find updated drivers for sound. Do you
know the manufacturer as well as the model number for the board? That will be needed
in order to download the correct version of the software as well as any updates.

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Working in a local computer store for five years where we developed a system of cleaning up viruses for clients.
We use Avast, Avira, AVG, Malwarebytes, Kaspersy, and Nod32.
I found that Avast finds the most viruses out of the three free AVs, and coupled with malwarebytes pretty much covers my computer.
Now, First questions is: Did any of you find other AVs that are free and have higher detection rate?
What software do you have on your computer?
And aside from these programs what would you put on your computer to protect from misc malware? (spyware, rootkits etc.)

A:Best all around protection from free software?

Avast is a great program, and it can't get much better since it is free.

I personally use Avast, Comodo Firewall; and Malwarebytes & SUPERantispyware as on-demand scanners.
Spywareblaster is another great tool that helps prevent access to malicious sites/content.

I run firefox with AdBlock Plus, WOT, and SiteAdvisor.

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To anyone who may be interested my computer magazine is offering this commercial program on free download until May 24th is worth 20/$40 and in my opinion is worth a look

A:Free software editor

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Does anyone know of free software to use for my Blu-ray 3D playback please assist.


A:Blu-ray & 3D Playback, any free software?

Quote: Originally Posted by SmurofNeves


Does anyone know of free software to use for my Blu-ray 3D playback please assist.


Hello SmurofNeves

Unfortunately I couldn't find an free software for you Blu-ray 3d playback . All of the good software you have to pay for , I tried to research and find a free one but I couldn't , I will keep you updated. Maybe other members will have an idea and list free software.

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Does anyone know of any good sites out there which offers free software (or almost free) and even hardware after sending in a mail in rebate? I used to patronize CyberRebates, but they went down under like so many other dot coms.

I know that CompUSA often offers free software, CD-Rs, and even hardware after a rebate. I bought a digital camera from them for only $10 after the rebate. Many times CD-ROMs for free. But they don't do this all the time.

I was wondering if there's any good & reputable web sites which has such connections to utilize these rebates.

A:Free software after rebate?


have a look at this place:

It has a few sites to check out.



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Anyone! Please kindly advice free software log recording for Active Directory without join domain, I want to know everything then user login to files server.
Thanks you.

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I recenly uninstalled Linux which left me with a huge gap in my hard drive because of the deleted partition. Does anyone know where I can find some free software to make my Windows XP partition span the entire hard drive?

Thanks in advance

A:Looking for free partition software

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I recently bought a HP Photosmart C5280 to replace an older printer. Originally I used the drivers and software that shipped with HP but after about 3 days I realized that it was way to resource hungry on my machine and junked it all. Right now I'm using the bare bones driver package from HP and I need a freeware tool to allow me to use the scan function on my printer.

A:Free Scan Software

I did the same thing with my HP software .
I found this :

It is just OK but for what I scan it is fine

Hope that helps


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Hello all. Is there any free image solution that will allow me to browse the image backup file that I take? Clonezilla is great, but as far as I know, does not offer a way to browse and restore specific files from the image.

I have a customer that is replacing some Windows XP machines. They do not really need the data, so I would like to create an image of their Operating System, and have the ability to restore files from it.

A:Any free image software that will

Acronis would be great for this, but it's not a free application.

Then again XXclone may be to your liking.
XXCLONE, A New Way of Cloning the Windows System Disk
simple interface and free.

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I am looking for some sort of FTP Server Software that is free. Basically, I just need something that I can set up on my Win XP Pro machine where I can have people transfer files to me without having to email them. Especially since some files are too large to email and get bounced. Let me know if you guys have any suggestions. Thanks.

Another thing to note, preferably I'd like some way where people sending me files do not have to install any type of software for themselves. Where they could just go to maybe some sort of GUI and can just log in and dump files.

A:Free FTP Server Software?


Originally Posted by Eclipse2003

I am looking for some sort of FTP Server Software that is free. Basically, I just need something that I can set up on my Win XP Pro machine where I can have people transfer files to me without having to email them. Especially since some files are too large to email and get bounced. Let me know if you guys have any suggestions. Thanks.

Another thing to note, preferably I'd like some way where people sending me files do not have to install any type of software for themselves. Where they could just go to maybe some sort of GUI and can just log in and dump files.

I don't know of any GOOD free FTP clients. When I used to do a lot of FTP transfers I found Cute FTP to be a very user friendly program.

A friend of mine tried Smart FTP and said he liked it but he wasn't a power user. It was just a one time use.

Try googling CuteFTP and/or Smart FTP and/or 'free FTP client'. Tons of crap will come up.


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This anyone know of a free faxing software i could use, using my external epson nx300 fax/scanner/printer to fax with fo windows 7


A:Free Fax Software for Windows 7

Win 7 comes with a Fax and Scanner software built in but I am not sure that is exactly what you are looking for:
Click on your Start Button and type: Fax in the search bar and you will get a window pop up: Windows Fax and Scan, click on that and....

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This site has teamed up with software makers to offer a paid version of their product for one day only commencing at 8am GMT.If you take advantage of an offer, find and use the activate.exe before installing and you will have a fully functioning version.Appears to be safe and genuine and I have seen products retailing at up to $140 there, so could be worth a look.http://www.giveawayoftheday.comEnjoy

A:Paid Software For Free Each Day

I would be leery. Screensavers are notorious for installing "extras".

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I am in need of a program so I can make labels for beer bottles. Any suggestions?


A:Free graphic software?

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I made a recording of myself singing, quite a while ago and when i listen to it now it has strange hissing noises as well as a scratch or two. So is there a free recording software that might be able to eliminate these noises and i can re record it. thanks.

A:free recording software

Audacity is probably the most widely used open source audio recording and editing application:

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i'm trying to make a vcd but i don't have a good vcd burning program, i have used VCD imager but it does not work right in my computer, anybody know of any good FREE vcd burning software?

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Lately I've been downloading and trying out all sorts of free software, and since I build systems on the side of normal work, I thought it would be cool if I could give a customer a CD or 2 of free apps for Windows.

So, I'd like to know what applications you've used and felt could replace retail software. So far I've been impressed by these titles:

AVG Anti-Virus

A:Your Favorite FREE Software


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Hi guys

Just read the following research from Global Graphics and thought it's interesting how many companies are turning to freeware alternatives instead of using Microsoft and Adobe....


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Hello people,

I have read that mozilla firefox is totally free and open source. I have downloaded it and I'm very pleased.
However, I don't understand how it is possible that good software be free especially when there is user support? Who is paying for this?
I doubt there are good developers and programmers who use their spare time working for nothing in order to create free software.
Since there is no ads in firefox, I wonder how they finance it.


A:Firefox as free software



Why is Firefox free?

Because the Mozilla foundation, the makers of Firefox, are a non-profit organisation, funded by public donations, and by some of the biggest computer companies in the world, including AOL and IBM.



Why is Firefox free?

Firefox is an ?open source? project. What this means is that anyone world-wide - me or you or anyone - can download the interworkings of the program (the "source code") and alter the browser to our liking. We can add our own features or get rid of the ones we don?t like, as long as we know the programming langauge that the browser was written in. Okay, so that excludes most of us, but still, you get the picture: you can do whatever you want with this browser. It is 100% free forever.

The open source concept is the reason Firefox is so secure - with a virtually limitless number of people avaliable to test the product for bugs and errors, more get weeded out.

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I use a program called PhraseExpress. What it does is assign predefined blocks of text to hotkeys or keywords. For example, typing 'email3' would generate 'thank you for your email....'
This is a freeware application but they ask you not to use it for business purposes. But my question is more general. Whenever you see software that says free for personal use not for commercial use... does that mean you cannot use it on your work computer at all? Like AVG? Or is this more of an ethical issue and not a legal issue? I mean honestly I would not mind donating a little something to use it on a work computer just because I care. But is it illegal to use freeware (built for personal use only) on work computers?

A:Free Software for Business Use?

abcdjzmcbt said:

....This is a freeware application but they ask you not to use it for business purposes. But my question is more general. Whenever you see software that says free for personal use not for commercial use... does that mean you cannot use it on your work computer at all? Like AVG? Or is this more of an ethical issue and not a legal issue? I mean honestly I would not mind donating a little something to use it on a work computer just because I care. But is it illegal to use freeware (built for personal use only) on work computers?Click to expand...

what does the eula state? did you read it? thing of it is - if you are using it in a business, making money with it - don't you think it fair for the author to make something?

does the program work well? do you realize how much time it takes to write the coding for a decent app without a lot of 'bugs'

and yes, it is both a legal AND an ethical issue, IF you are CAUGHT - the thing of it is, when someone 'gives something back' by letting it be freeware for personal use - i doubt the 'business-use-police' are going to show up and arrest you - more will depend upon your moral / ethical up-bringing.....

i had written a number of small apps that were posted on my website as pictue-postcard-ware - now think about it - how much does a postcard cost? even the picture variety? with postage even?
my site gave me the feed-back from the downloads, do you know what the response rate was... Read more

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can anyone tell me exaclty how to get dvd ripper software so i can turn a dvd into an mp4 or somthing like that, that doesnt cost anything thanks,

A:Free DVD ripper software?

mirage, there is "dvd2ipod" if you google that, it might be of use. I think the quality is a little on the low side and i dont know how long the trial will last for before they ask you to buy it. But you can give it a go. I use "1 click dvd to ipod", which i paid for and the quality is great and is simple to use. Avs video converter6 works well also, but is a paid program.Regards Grassy

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I'm looking for some good free podcasting software that lets you create a show with all the bells and whistles.. you know.. intro's and fillers like sound effects etc. Software should have the ability to upload your completed file to a hosting service.

I did find one called WildVoice but even though the software works, I cant find a working link to the user guide. See it here.. and the broken link to the user guide. This website used to host files but they do not any longer. They just keep a few pages up with links to the software. WildVoice - Podcasting from the makers of WildVoice? Podcast Studio: How can I get WildVoice Studio?

Any ideas on software like this or can anyone help find me a copy of the user guide?

A:Free podcast software?

Users Guide---

Microsoft Word - WildVoice Studio User's Guide v1.0 - Final 0605.doc

Either open or download it.
You'll probably want to download it.

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A long time ago I burnt a DVD using Nero. It had a menu as well as chapters. Well, Nero isn't on my computer now (it wasn't my program before either) and I have no idea what I'm doing.

I've found some free and easy DVD programs, but I'd like to be able to create a menu and chapters as well. As of now I'm looking for a free program.

If anyone knows of any free program capable of this, I'd appreciate it very much if you could let me know.

A:Free DVD Burning Software

There's Windows DVD Maker:

And DVD Flick:

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Hi, here is the short log that I got after I ran this free program that detects keyloggershow can I tell if I have a keylogger??I have xp; newer; with mcafee firewall and antivirusthanks!! KL-Detector has found some suspicious files:C:\Documents and Settings\owner\Cookies\[email protected][1].txtC:\Documents and Settings\owner\Cookies\[email protected][2].txtPlease check; someone might have installed a keylogger on your computer!You MAY want to take a look at:C:\Documents and Settings\owner\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\C:\Documents and Settings\owner\C:\Documents and Settings\owner\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\X8W3T9KD\C:\Documents and Settings\owner\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\89YFW5Q7\C:\Documents and Settings\owner\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\2RYFMH27\C:\Documents and Settings\owner\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\QL7WLWVU\C:\Documents and Settings\owner\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\OX0DIFOD\C:\WINDOWS\system32\config\C:\Documents and Settings\owner\Cookies\C:\Documents and Settings\owner\Local Settings\Temporary Inter... Read more

A:Kl Detector Free Software

Hi help!I would run through our malware removal guide. I'm not familar with KL Detector, but haven't seen it on a rogue listing either, so I don't know how reliable it is. Run throught the cleaning steps and post an HJT log to make sure all is well. Good luck,rigel

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Hey guys,

I'm getting my new machine tomorrow, and I was looking for a free defragger. It would be nice if it worked like O&O or Diskeeper with automatic scheduling and working silently, while not having a bad interface. Any Suggestions?

A:Best Free Defragmenting Software

If it has Vista, you don't need anything else. If you don't use Vista's automatic one, be sure to disable it. Always use only one defragger. They have different placement strategies and they can work against one another. Pick one and stick with it. They are all good. IOBit has a scheduler. Don't believe percentage of fragmentation reports or compare them from one defragger to another---those are subjective measurements made by subjective criteria and only meant as a guide.

Auslogics Disk Defrag
Defrag GUI (GUI for native defrag.exe.)
DIRMS 1.2.20 Defragger (command-line)
Power Defragmenter
Diskeeper Lite
O&O Defrag 2000 Freeware
IObit Smart Defrag

PageDefrag is good to use with all the above in XP. It does a boot-time defrag of all the major locked files.)

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Hello Everyone,

I hope everyone is having a great weekend.

I just have a quick easy question. I am looking for the best free virus software that I can install on a families computer that will also do virus update definitions. If anyone can refer me on whats best right now I would appreciate all your inputs. Thanks in advance for taking the time to help me out. I hope I can help you all in the near future as well. I do hope to hear from you all soon. Have a wonderful day!

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Does anyone know of any reliable free encryption software?

Occasionally l have to send paper notes to clients, which is really time consuming, costly and not very secure.
I came up with the idea of downloading notes to a CD and sending this instead.
Now all i have to do is find a away of encrypting the CD and decrypting it the other end.

Anyone have any ideas please?

many thanks


A:free encryption software


I recommend you encrypt the files and not the CD.

Put all your files in a ZIP container and encrypt it with AES (that's an encryption option of your compression utility).
The names of your files will still be visible when someone opens the ZIP file, but the content not. The password is needed to view the content.
So don't put confidential information in the filename.

7-zip is a free compression utility with support for the ZIP format and AES encryption.

The advantage of using the ZIP format is that it is widely used, and that the users of your CD might already have an application that supports encrypted ZIP (like WinZIP).

The remaining problem is key management: how to you get the encryption key securely to your users, and changing keys.


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I'm looking for a list of free PC support software, maybe someone has encountered such a list.

One software I tried and liked a lot is :
PCPal ( -
but I would like to get some kind of list so I can compare and choose from.

Thanks - R.

A:Free PC Support software

There are a lot of free programs here
Use the search box if it will help.


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*** What are some of the best, preferably Free..., (or at least inexpensive) easy to use/navigate, CD/DVD burning programs, available??? ***

Thanks for help!

A:Best Free CD burning software

I think these are the 2 most respected. I've used the first - very good.
Not used the second.

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Well I have an acer aspire one running windows 7 and it works great once I figured out the cause of some issues. But the webcam software doesnt work. Its got a built in acer crysta eye cam. Windows installed the drivers so it works on sites like blogtv. However it used to show up in my computer so I could use it to take pictures. It no longer does. I tried Installing the xp software to control this and it did not find the cam. The cam does work, i have tested it on blogtv. Does anyone know a easy software to control this?

A:Need a free webcam software

Hello Herox,

Have you already tried installing and running the XP software using compatibility mode to see if it made any difference?

Hope this helps,

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Hello everyone,

Here at work, I have a desktop with a cd burner, but no burning software. I have WMP which can burn music, but nothing to burn data. I want to burn an ISO of Knoppix and use it 'live'. Are there any good, free programs that can help me burn this data?

A:Free CD burning software?

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i'm trying to make a vcd but i don't have a good vcd burning program, i have used VCD imager but it does not work right in my computer, anybody know of any good FREE vcd burning software?

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I have been trying to copy a few DVDs at home on my PC(nothing illegal i might add). I have used a free download called Burn4free. It gets the job done. Well sort of. I can burn to DVD and watch on my PC. But the disc wont play on my standalone DVD player. I today tried a different disc. Firstly i tried DVD-RW which wouldn't play on the DVD player. Today i bought a few DVD disc and tried again. I have just tried a DVD+R and it stil wont play on my DVD player. So i'm asking for any advice on DVD burning software. I tried Nero on my PC that was already installed. But for some reason it wont let me burn. Maybe its a freeby. Anyway. Any advice guys?

A:Best free DVd burning software

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Does anybody know of any free OCR software as my scanner didn't come with any

A:Solved: Free OCR software

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Is there any Free OCR software that will turn handwriting (on paper) into text?


A:Free OCR Handwriting Software

what scanner are you using..?

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Id like to know what other people think is the best free antivirus software for XP.
I personally use Microsofts one (which was originally giant) but i just dont trust microsoft enough.

Any suggestions anyone???

A:Best FREE Antivirus Software

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Does anyone know of a good (but free) antivirus program? I currently have Norton but as a student I cant really afford to renew it..


A:Free antivirus software?

click the above link to download AVG anti virus version 7, after you download the program, make update. it is free and a very good anti virus program.


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Does anyone have experience with this free backup software? Or can anyone offer some suggestions on decent free software?

A:Free Backup Software

Hello there,A free cloning software for backup commonly used here is Macrium Reflect Free.Alex

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Having done a Factory Reset on my 2008 Dell Studio running Vista OS, I am now getting messages from McAfee stating that my computer is not protected and the only solution being their, quite expensive, packages.
In the past I have been advised by PCHF at various stages over the years to remove certain Antivirus software including AVG and McAfee as they were causing particular problems at the time.

Can anyone suggest good free (or relatively low cost) antivirus software.

A:Best Free Antivirus software

Hi I use McAfee Live Safe and have had no trouble with it at all works fine with everything else I have on laptop it updates its self in the back ground.
you can get a free trial which is what I first had then updated to the paid version which protect my phone as well.
well worth the money

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A:Anyone know where I can download any free Fax Software for Win-XP?

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Can anyone advice a free PC auditing software.


A:Need a free PC audit software

Do you mean something like this?
Belarc Advisor - Free Personal PC Audit, for software, hardware and security configuration information on your computer. Software license management, IT asset management, cyber security audits, and more.
Used by many of our members

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Ive upgraded my office to 2007 - but this doesn't supply any scanning software as 2003 did.

Can anyone recommend any free scanning software - that preferably scan to pdf or maybe tif files. I want to be able to save the files in different locations and specify file names as I save ?

A:Free scanning software

You should be able to get the scanner driver software from the scanner manufacturer's web site. The capability for generating PDFs would be, I think, built into that. Using Canon as an example, Canon supplies updated drivers for newer versions of Windows, and some utilities free at their website as well.

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Which is the best free cloning software?

I keep getting errors using 'Acronus' (the free one for WD drives) (<- which is to say, new drive wont boot).

I have downloaded several = Clonzilla & a few others, which ones are recommended by folks here??


edit = (WinXP 64 sp2)

edit again! just scrolled down & found software posting area, oops.

A:Best ' free' cloning software

Do you mean cloning or disk imaging? I've had experience using AOMEI Backupper Standard (free) on Windows 7 and 8 for disk imaging. I don't know if it's the best but it did the job well. The features say it supports XP too. Since it is free, 'beware of bundled extras (PUPs)' might apply.

Free Data Backup and Restore Software for PC and Server - AOMEI Backupper

If you have the storage space, it can be good to have more than one image made by two different programs. I only say this because I have had a corrupt image in the past and was grateful to have another image to hand that was made by a different program. This saved the day.

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Argh, there are just too many mp3 player devices out there! I'm somewhat particular in what I'm looking for, and it doesn't seem to exist. My only basic requirements are as follows:

I'm looking for a device that doesn't require some annoying software interface to be installed on whatever computer I use to upload files. Ideally, it should be something I can plug into any computer with a USB port and be able to upload or download any type of file (not just mp3s).

I know such things exist, as USB flash pens, or whatnot. Here's my other requirement: I'm looking for a device that has upgradeable memory. Something along the lines of a Smartmedia card reader or any of those sorts. On-board memory is good, but rarely enough, and I really like the idea of having removable media, so I can use flash cards like albums or disks.

Is there such thing as an mp3 player that has both of these features? Of course, cost, sound quality, and a number of other things are important, but these two features are my top priority. Please help.

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I am trying to rid a computer of a bunch of spyware/malware and such and would like to prevent this type of stuff from happening again.

The computer has the CA security suite on it, but apparently that didn't catch anything in the spyware or virus department. Spybot is running right now and so far has found 71 problems and counting. SO I will be using that from now on.

Can you please recommend a good FREE antivirus program.

A:best FREE antivirus software?


This link is from Security here at TSG
Also,well written reviews of free security (and other) progs at this independent site:

Written in ways that help you choose what may suit your experience and needs.


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