Hi I have win ultimate on my pc someone program recovery software please a recommend Can and recently purchased a new a-data gb hard drive and put about gb of data on it So probably due to my own fault it crashed and i kept Can someone recommend a software recovery program please getting the 'you must format this drive to use it' error I might have caused it by accidentally unplugging out the drive without safely stopping it Anyway I ran a checkdisk or similar command Can someone recommend a software recovery program please from command prompt as Can someone recommend a software recovery program please found on another forum that repaired it so it is now visible as a drive in my computer Luckily it still knows how much data is on it because in my computer it says gb used blah blah blah But the problem is that when I go into the drive there are no files on it bar one which has no extention program to open it with and has no properties Please can somebody help me out I need to recover the files I have tried numerous data recovery programs but they didint come up with the proper files just portions etc
I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.
I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.
You can download it direct from this link http://downloadreimage.com/directdownload.php. (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)
Recuva - Undelete, Unerase, File and Disk Recovery - Free Downloadhttp://www.sevenforums.com/bsod-help-support/124282-can-someone-recommend-software-recovery-program-please.html
I need it to recover data from corrupt hard drives. Thanks in advance.
Try PC INSPECTOR, it's freeware.http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/102973/can-anyone-recommend-a-data-recovery-program/
I used WinTidy for years but apparently it doesn't work for Windows 7, which I now use. Can someone recommend a good program or applet that will let me save a layout and then restore it if it gets jumbled around by a crash or something?
Do you mean icon positioning? I've had some success with Icon save/restore, even though it hasn't been updated for Vista or 7. Am now using Iconoid save/restore.
looking for a free version of something like this Memory Card Recovery Software to Recover Lost Photos - CardRecovery
that will allow me to recover a bunch of HD video clips that were mistakenly erased
My favourite shot : Try PhotoRec PhotoRec - CGSecurity . Do go through PhotoRec Step by Step here before embarking. ( haven't had an opportunity to try it though.)http://www.sevenforums.com/software/193167-free-card-format-recovery-software-program.html
I?m looking for a Data Recovery company [not a Data Software company] to recover data on my drive that will not spin. Want to spend less than $1000. Please advise.
Best Data Recovery Company
I have visited many data recovery websites and evaluated their product.
But my experience with one data recovery is almost excellent.
Nucleus Data Recovery, the leading data recovery company having biggest range of professional data recovery software.
Their support is also excellent you drop a email for any help they will respond within 5 minutes.
To recover your data try Kernel Recovery for FAT+NTFS.
The DEMO allows you to preview the recoverable contents and you can check whether the file is recovered correctly or not by double clicking on it.
A large part of the company I work for s business is telesales for want of a better word Names are sourced through various means in order to contact them initially via phone I help maintain what we call the database which is an headed column list Since this list is simply a list we use Excel as there are no relationships between lists reqd It also helps in it s simplicity since all levels of pc skills come walking thru the door with program? a you Can recommend staff turnaround I also use Can you recommend a program? ASAP utilities which is an enormous help in standardising the data input I m happy to continue Can you recommend a program? using Excel but the quot user quot problems it gives me I m just so fed up spending hour after hour straightening it out I know get the users straightened out first - in my dreams The sort find filter etc are ok for me but to others they re obviously blind since when checking to see if a name they have sourced is on the list more often than not they don t see it Again I know this is a user problem but it s a consistent one over the last - years that makes me wonder if Excel is the best program Since some staff have walked off amp sold our list I ve placed it on a non-networked pc I try and maintain an a drive password protection via the bios I try and maintain a modify password to stop people saving changes but sometimes time doesn t allow and it maybe a few weeks before a problem is spotted just found all the quot T s quot have been removed from forenames The list is added to at least twice a week and once a month I take it home with me to clean it up So is there a program especially suited to such a list that offers setting up levels of security access easily simple but effective search criteria eg not just by Surname is very portable both OS s and file size has the kind of fix remedies ASAP utilities provides in Excel eg delete all leading trailing spaces make selection Capitals allows formatting of cells eg not but for a date At the moment since the file is not networked it only needs to be viewed by pc s but with the right program it could go back onto the network would need copy amp paste function restricted and copy file I d welcome any ideas or suggestions I did begin to try it with an old Lotus Suite package but that took me back to relational forms etc and the list didn t transport well It also wouldn t import for some reason and so would take a lot of time to enter The look up search was much better offering quot sounds like quot etc options I look forward to your feedback comments amp suggestions Jayburne nbsp
Hello I need some recommendations and advice for running a user-friendly win software for a small business.
Basically, I've got a bunch of suppliers, bunch of customers, bunch of products and a bunch of orders. The latter takes data from the 3 'bunches' before it. New products are added on everyday. I need a computer program that can organise all this data (including photos for the Products list) on a computer network AND be viewable on a smartphone. I'm open to any software and any smartphone.
You should click "Report" and ask that your Thread be transfered to the "Business Applications" Forum, if help doesn't quickly come along here.
I'm wanting to create a movie from clips of my sons rally driving experience, and need some help with software. Can anyone recommend what's best. I have basic movie editors that come with Windows, but I want to add effects and wipes, and be able to edit the sound, and add sound.
Independent reviews of multimedia progs at TechSupportAlert, not sure if these are what you're after but I hope it's of interest?
I very occasionally need to send a fax from home. It would be handy to have a (preferably free) bit of software for that purpose. What would you recommend? I have Xp sp2, 2mb connection and Microsoft Office if that is useful information...
I use the free version of eFax but I think to send faxes they charge a small fee depending on how many pages you send.
Are there any programs out there that will mask or hide your ip address when surfing? I am currently using a cable access...
My yearly subscription to a program called NoAdware is about to expire. Over the year, it did find and remove two or three infections but left a large number of them untouched. I have Spybot and Ad-Aware but they left behind stuff too. Can someone recommend a good adware remover I can use?
A couple of other free ones you can try are SuperAntiSpyware and a-squared Free. If you want to spend a little money get Webroot Spy Sweeper or Spyware Doctor.
I'm searching for an email program for my computer.
I have lots of emails. I use Outlook for my computer, and Yahoo! as my personal email.http://www.sevenforums.com/browsers-mail/357999-email-program-if-any-do-you-recommend.html
I have Windows XP SP1, and Roxio CD Creator came bundled with the computer, but it only lets me make audio CD's, so I can't put all varieties of files onto CD-R's unless I have a pre-packaged ISO file. Can someone recommend a good CD-burning / ISO-creating (both would be even better) program that's available for download? I'd prefer FLOSS, but freeware is just as good.
Nero is the best one, but good free one is Deepburner
Is there a program you can install that will automatically update (backup) files you select and copy them onto a CDRW?
I keep most of that sorta stuff on my D drives but I'm always worried about losing my contacts, bookmarks, my documents etc should a virus show up or should I need to reformat (again) for whatever reason.
One is running XP Pro, the other Win 2000, networked together, any advice??
RECOVERY MANAGER INSTALLER PATCH FOR WIN 7/ REINSTALL F-11 HOW DO I FIND AND DO THIS?http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Operating-System-and-Recovery/Recovery-manager-installer-patchy-kit-for-win-7-is/td-p/5854541
Hello Everyone. I am new on this forum.
I just opened up a tech shop in Dominica and I am planning to take on some cases for HDD data recovery. At my previous job we used PC3000 and DeepSpar DDI3 and DDI4. However these are incredibly expensive for my operation. Each one is over 3500 USD :-0.
Software, no matter how well it’s built can’t do recovery right because of PC limitations itself. Does anyone know if there is a hardware solution (Data Recovery Imager of some sort) that doesn’t require to sell a kidney and one of my kids? Any experience that you had in the past?
I would really appreciate your help
Amongst many very good choices are MiniTool Power Data Recovery [with Bootable Media Builder] and Ultimate Restorer Pro [including the Remote Engine]. I recommend having licensed versions, appears more professional and sometimes one gets extra control and extra goodies with the pay-fors.
Recommend you carry along two external HDs for making full images before attempting to recover partitions, folders and files. Warning! If customer HD failure is close at hand -- quickly recover what can be recovered after asking questions determining the places where most of the data files have probably been stored.
Whether in-house or in customer's place, ask questions before jumping in. Close at hand HD failure often calls for differing approaches for data recovery.
Charge fair prices for fair data recovery attempts! Data recovery often is not a clean neat nifty result-oriented process; it is often akin to fighting a house fire -- often the physical things saved [partitions, folders files here] do not appear or end up cleanly, neatly. You may have to build in "walk-away rights" into your written estimates/contracts.
I ned to rip some MP3's to .wav files or some other format.
Anybody suggest any good software for this?
I somehow deleted the partition and Windows assumed I wanted to load in there and proceeded to even though I had selected another drive - I selected drive zero and Windows loaded to drive Is there any software you can recommend that can possibly get my files back I have over files that are lost Just an FYI Windows kept blowing up blue screening me whilst installing Windows The problem was that even though I have XM memory Windows installer couldn't handle it Another thing if you get an x error just delete the partition and reduce the size about meg Now this isn't exact because sometimes Windows like Meg and some times it is different But varying the allocation leaving some free area will give Windows what it needs and the error goes away and you an run the installer If you have an experience with file recovery and would share which software you recommend T H A N K S
This thread should probably have been located in the backup and recovery section.
Maybe a mod will move it there.
You need to hope Jumanji sees this thread.
As I understand it, you've installed Windows in the same partition in which your 110,000 data files were located. If that's true, lower your expectations.
There are several applications that might come into play, but I wouldn't just run off and start using them. You need guidance.
Those tools would include Partition Wizard, Photorec, and Testdisk. You might at least download them.
You might also think about a professional recovery service, at $500 on up, depending on what value you place on these files.
What is the best/easiest to use open source vpn server program? thanks!
Why not use the Windows 7 VPN client.
Virtual Private Network (VPN) - Enable Incoming VPN Connections
Currently trying to use the Retrospect Express HD thatt ships with Maxtor external hard drives. It is failing miserably, hanging on the "Updating Status" message when program is first started. The EMC website (new owners of the Dantz software) is filled with page after page of the same problem and every suggested fix also fails.
Looking for a fairly cheap (under $100.00) that will allow specific folder/file backup and restore. ANy one using anything that REALLY works?
Even though it appears you're having the same problem, please start a new thread when you have a new issue. It's very difficult to keep two problems straight and who's working on what in a single thread.
I've created a new thread for your issue here.
Thanks for your cooperation.
Can I get a recommendation on a scanner software please? I need a good scanner software for scanning pictures. My scanner is a Canon CanoScan LiDE 60 and it uses a TWAiN driver. So the scanner software would need to support TWAiN drivers.
I would primarily use it for scanning pictures. If it can scan and do character recognition of documents as well, that would be a good plus. But I don't mind using a different software for this.
Hello Friends! I need a software that can bind a picture file (may that be JPG, BMP, GIF etc) with an exe file, the resulting file when opened should only show the picture and run the executable file in the background without any notice. Moreover, the resulting file shouldn't be detucted by any anti virus siftware.
Please be sure that I am not going to use this for any illegal use or as a virus. Incase if you have any such binding software, you are requested to kindly send me one or attch the file in this forum.
Please can any recommend a free and safe conversion software to change files (music) from MP4 to MP3, I have got a MP3 / MP4 Player and burned the songs via a Sony software that I usually use for my other Sony Walkman MP3 / MP4 Player. Even though, this MP3 Player plays MP4, it is has messed the songs up and made them to MP4 - so I would have to re-burn all the discs again . A quick look on the web and it shows plenty of conversion software options, and looks like it may be a minefield if you get a dodgy one. Recommendations for a free, safe and reliable software would be great. Wish I still had access to Nero though, it would be great for this
I have sheets of labels in A4 format and need to print on them...anybody know of any good templates to do this?
I need to do some research for a client who wants to purchase a new software package to streamline their current processes. What sort of questions should I ask the client about their requirements? So far I have:-
What system do you use now? (paper-based or electronic)
What do you want this software to be able to do?
What budget have you set to purchase this new software including licensing?
What operating system does it have to run on?
What are your PC hardware specifications?
What else should I ask to make sure all bases are covered before I recommend anything?
I need to do some research for a client who wants to purchase a new software package to streamline their current processes.
It would help to to know what processes they're wanting to streamline...
I need a fax software with some features that are not in XP:
- control over the speed at which the touch-tone dialing is sent, including tone length and spaces between tones. I need it slower and with pauses; XP goes too fast for the long-distance carrier I use and attempts frequently fail.
- good recognition of a busy signal. XP sits on a busy way too long before time-out.
- fax forwarding based on the caller ID, so certain faxes can get automatically sent to a different machine. Feature not in XP.
Have a look at snappy fax and winfax for the points 1 and 2, but fax forwarding based on the caller ID, I not come across that yet.
I am sure symantec has stopped selling and support for winfax, but you can still get it in place like staples/ office world and online, but you will need 10.2 and upwards to work on xp, and don't think there be any vista support, I am not to keen on symantec software but i have used winfax for years, best fax software I have come across.
To make sure you get right one
You may some better advice here
My fiance subscribed to a Norton Antivirus service a couple of years ago, paid up front for a year and the service was withdrawn after two months, with no refund. I'm not sure of the exact details, but my point is that she hasn't got any antivirus protection on either of her computers!!
Now, I've been directed to both the Trend Micro and Pandasoftware sites by the security experts here, and I'd imagine there are many other similar places that offer both a free online scan, as well as full, paid-for, antirus protection. And I'm sure opinions differ on which is the best lol.
Having just been helped by people here to clean up both computers, I'm now going to spend some money on antivirus software in order to help keep them clean. Any recommendations
I am a believer in Norton. I recommend Norton Internet Security 2005. It offers add block, awesome virus protection for both incoming and outgoing email, excel files, etc., SPAM filtering, and even has some Parental controls. Others that I spoke to have had minimal if any issues since they have installed one of Symatec's packages. Auto update of virus definitions makes updates easy.
Paste the link to your browser and check it out.
There are other good ones as well.
I was wondering if you could Recommend Back Up Software. That can do incremental backups. Something that's good and fast.
Acronis makes some excellent products - check them out.http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f217/recommend-back-up-software-418318.html
Please please can you recommend a decent burning software that I can burn avi files & mpegs directly to DVD so they will play in a home DVD player.
I am going round in circles round the net, but anyway I will cry no more. I dont want this for free either I will pay if its decent although If its cheap then thats a good bonus :
So Burning software that will burn avi to dvd and be watchable on home player.
Good value if possible.
I am running Vista 64.
Thanks very much, any help will be much appreciated
OUCH! Vista 64...I was going to recommend either Pinnacle Studio or Premiere Elements until I saw the 64.
You need to know what codec was used to make the avi and see if a program you are interested in will handle that avi. For instance, most if not all will handle the DV avi but only certain ones will handle (import) a divx avi.
If you ever go back to 32 bit OS then Premiere Elements. I can't make a recommendation other than from my posterior as to function on Vista 64.
This isn't specific to Windows 8. It's more of a hardware issue in that my new computer won't run an Acronis rescue CD. It generated a "Cannot load Linux kernel" error so I burned a new boot CD. It won't run that one either but my other computer boots from both of them.
The new computer also boots from my Linux Mint DVD and my GParted CD so it seems to just have a beef with Acronis rescue CD.
It would be great if I could fix this but after two tries it seems hopeless.
I have seen a lot of other (free!) disk imagers since I got Acronis but I never needed to try any of them.
Can you recommend one that does basically what Acronis does? Free would be a big factor in my decision. Thanks.
Here are 3 examples of disk imaging software:
1. Macrium Reflect - http://www.macrium.com/
2. R-Drive Image - http://www.drive-image.com/
3. Norton Ghost - http://download.cnet.com/Norton-Ghost/3000-2242_4-10798.html
Currently using Macrium Reflect and prefer to use a flash drive to boot into the imaging software but I've heard good reviews about all three of them.
Firstly, I fully appreciate the illegality of sharing certain files. But there is also a legitimate purpose to P2P in terms of sharing files or music you've written yourself, freeware and certain copyright free items such as teaching aids/ some music/ some spoken word files/ emulators etc etc. If you wish to do this using P2P, what is a suitable spyware free P2P program?
are there any P2Ps which don't load spyware onto your PC? I have heard Kazaa Lite doesn't have any spyware but.... given Kazaa is full of it I'm mildly dubious.
http://forums.techguy.org/t147219.html Take a look at this.
Could some one please recommend a good program to find all duplications in photos and other sites please?
As the topic states, what free firewall program do you reccomend? Other than the one built into windows 7. Really all I need it to do is have it make a popup when a program tries to access the net in anyway and allow me to block or allow it, kinda like zone alarm does. Someone told me zone alarm isin't any good really, or that its bad for some reason so I got rid of it.
Thanks all for any suggestions.
I personally prefer the Comodo Firewall
Firewall Download, Windows 7 Firewall Security, Firewall Protection for Windows 7
Any one have good recommendation for speaker testing? Such as testing for problems in speaker?
hey,just use windows media player,just have the sound very low,when playing a song,http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/58815/any-program-to-recommend-for-speaker-test/
Is there any good program to manage TV series, movies, etc in divx format? Something like iTunes, but for videos?http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f10/recommend-me-a-program-like-itunes-but-for-divx-258229.html
My best friend recently lost her husband and she is wanting to put together a nice slide show with music, text, images etc.
Any suggestion for an easy to use program to put together this type of tribute?
She uses windows machine and she has ulead photo impact as well.
Also don't have a lot of money to spend on any fancy program.
She can make the slideshow online or download a free pc tool to finish her work.
Free desktop tools
Photo story for windows, Magix Slideshow Maker..
Download them from CNET Download Center
Unbelievably I cannot find a reliable synchronization program. All programs I have tried (most of them freeware), somehow have some inconvenient behavior, e.g. if an error occurs the synch-process is stopped, instead of done to the end and then display the errors occurred. Or when a file is in use by another process they synchronization is stopped, also etc.
So which (paid or freeware) programs are recommended?
Nice greetings, Dirk
I have been using Privacy Eraser Pro and it works well, but is there something better out their that is recommended from some experts ?
Delete History & Delete Internet History
CCleaner - PC Optimization and Cleaning - Free Downloadhttp://www.pchelpforum.com/internet-and-email/123805-program-recommend-clearing-history.html
Guys, what have you all used that really does recover a PST password?
Doesn't matter if it costs money, but wanted to make sure it really works before buying something.
Norton has just stopped support, including virus definition updates, for the 2003 anti-virus edition and I am expecting a refund for the rest of my subscription which was supposed to be good until June 2005. Before I go ahead and purchase the 2005 edition, I was wondering if anyone had any recommendations concerning other products on the market. I'm only familiar with Norton.
Can anyone recommend good burning software besides Nero?
I currently use Nero and find that movies burned on a 99 minutes disk are displayed in upside down mirror image, only after burning though.
please let me know your thoughts.
Can you please recommend me some free CD/DVD burning software because I am tired of errors which the default burner gives me.(no it's not from my hardware)
I searched in google but I come across is free trials and really bad free programs.
The Official ImgBurn Website
I have a MIDI capable keyboard. I would need to know what connections are necessary to interface from the keyboard to the computer. I also need software. I don't need anything very high-end or geared towards digital audio -- I'm just looking to sequence, edit and notate general MIDI (GM and/or XM).
I've moved this to the Multimedia forum, as you may get more response here
I'm looking for a free ZIP program. Aren't there programs that let you 'view' the contents of a ZIP file before you actually unpack the file?
Recently I needed to find a particular file to restore and it was a real pain to locate the needed file because of the naming convention used by my backup program. There were over 50 ZIP files with names like "Backup 1.zip" etc. Ugh.
(I'm also starting with a new backup program, but I don't know if the file naming will be any better yet...)
Thanks for any suggestions
I was using--or shall I say, trying to use--Audacity. It's free, but you get what you pay for. Like others have posted here, it's clunky and difficult.
What other Audio Recording and Editing programs, paid or unpaid, do folks suggest?
Thank you in advance.
Audacity is generally the freebie version used. It's a solid application. Aside from that, there is ProTools, but it's pretty expensive.http://www.sevenforums.com/sound-audio/237925-recommend-audio-editing-software.html
Hey, im looking for some software that will let me lock the my workstation and will ask me for a USB Key to unlock it. So i pop in my USB pen and it will unlock.
Any Suggestions? Preferably Free if possible
Thanks in advance
please recommend me some software i could use to create a screensaver. i want to create one (or several) for christmas for my parents, friends, etc. the free ones i find online are only capable of making a slideshow of pictures and i want to make something more interesting. so, basically, i need a recommendation for software which would allow me to create animated screensaver. i would prefer free one i got some programing skills and i'm familiar (just a little) with tools for animation like macromedia director so i think i could figure out how to make a screensaver if i had a tool.
thank you in advance for your help
aahh.. well ok, i'll make some flying pictures pps instead of screensaver.. :/ but, i still got some time left till christmas, so if anyone knows a software for screensaver making, please please please tell me its name. i'll be eternally grateful!
I'm going to contradict myself right away here Odd way to start a thread I know let me explain I just started a new job this past August It's not many hours per week do software enhancing you recommend? performance What and not the greatest pay Something I need to do something about This is where I run into a 'which to do first the chicken or the egg ' Here's my goal My laptop came pre-loaded with Office pro I have an average typing speed of wpm If I were to get MS Office certified I could hypothetically work freelance from home while not at my quot day job quot The issue s are this I'm currently using Windows defender as firewall and virus protection Norton came preloaded but I've NEVER liked it in the some odd years of having What performance enhancing software do you recommend? computers at home Uses too many resources for what it does I feel What I need is some fairly good programs that will optimize my system protect me better then Windows defender ever could malware spyware virus root kits ect The problem is I don't have the to invest in quot the best quot software I know the What performance enhancing software do you recommend? old saying you get what you pay for And I would happily pay for the best if I had the cash to do so The problem with getting freeware or shareware from Cnet or Tucows is either it works like I think Malware bytes did this tells you a long list of issues but won't fix them until you pay for it Again I would be happy to do so but can't right now In the meantime you end up with a whole heck of a lot of What performance enhancing software do you recommend? crap on your system that sometimes is worse then getting a virus Once I start making a few bucks freelancing then I'll come back and ask for a list of quot the best of quot the various programs I seek As a sidebar does anyone know of any good online schools that teach Officehttp://www.eightforums.com/performance-maintenance/73557-what-performance-enhancing-software-do-you-recommend.html
Hi everyone please recommend me the Best Virtual Drive Software that mounts Image/ISO/mdf etc. for Windows 7 and dont have any kind of problems/issues like system hang, restarting windows or BSOD's....
Quote: Originally Posted by boogieboy
Hi everyone please recommend me the Best Virtual Drive Software that mounts Image/ISO/mdf etc. for Windows 7 and dont have any kind of problems/issues like system hang, restarting windows or BSOD's....
Dont use programs such as Daemon Tools and Alcohol 120%. They use a driver, sptd.sys, that is notorious for causing BSODs.
You can use MagicDisc as an alternative.
Freeware MagicISO Virtual CD/DVD-ROM(MagicDisc) Overview
I have a friend that owns a small business lending loaner type computers to people. Is there a program that will help track down the computer if it get lost or stolen. he doesnt mind paying for software if it protects his business. Thanks
Hi, I'm Running a Macbook Pro Retina 13' with 8gb RAM and 712gb SSD with i7. I have Windows 7 sp1 running under bootcamp and OSX 10.8.5. I also have a desktop pc running windows 7 sp1 with BR Writer installed but the software that came with it doesn't seem to work.
I've just bought:
And notice there is no burning software so I'm looking for ideally something that will be able to burn all types of video file to BR, DVD etc so it's watchable on br player,dvd player etc with maybe some video editing.
Is there a software solution that runs on mac and windows or will I have to buy two seperate programmes or is there any freeware out there?
I appreciate your help guys, thanks.
I have a 2 desktop's and a laptop, all connected to eachother via LAN. I want a simple software using which I can sync certain specified files in all my computers, so that if I change one in any one, the others also gets updated along with.
Hi I Have a quot tiny quot problem I don t know what anti-virus software I should use I have tried meny but ever program that I have used there have been some you What software would recommend? anti-virus issue with I need a program that works is really lightweight dsn t uppdate or What anti-virus software would you recommend? dsn t say quot updates are read for download quot and then quot download later quot and then mins later again quot updates are read for download quot and sh t like that AVG - Blocks files and stuff without asking Panda Cloud - Laggs and makes the cpu go VIPRE - current Good but it reminds to update every min so when I play games everything just freezes and CTD There is no way to stop VIPRES winding Microsoft Essentials - Updates and when it dsnt update it says quot Your computer What anti-virus software would you recommend? is unprotected quot and then it s Microsofts software Norton - no way it s not quot lightweight quot it s the opposit F-Secure - What anti-virus software would you recommend? same as Norton Avast - same as Panda Avira - lets trough Nod - Good but not free nbsp
Avira is the best anti virus software from the given list. It is user-friendly and advanced options help. It is very fast but sometime I have to face some problems at update time. Overall, its the perfect anti virus software.
I currently have a trial for bitdefender internet security 2012. Should I buy that?
Are there better anti-virus software?
What about kaspersky, ESET, VIPRE, panda?
I have an HDD that appears to have died. Windows no longer recognises it when I open my computer. I have googled for help and theres just too many different 'solutions' none of which seem to work. I've tried CHKDSK and my Windows7 cant even run that.
Can anybody recommend a program I can download or any process to run
If Windows won't see the drive then the next option is to try linux and see if it sees the drive.http://www.pchelpforum.com/pc-hardware/127234-please-recommend-software-query-dead-hdd.html
Could someone recommend free scan to pdf software? I would not to buy it because I don't need it regularly and will be happy with very simple set of functionality.
To clarify what I need: I have Canon scanner and would like to scan batch of documents into multipage PDF file with just several clicks without complex configuration etc. No need in advanced functionality.
I a looking for an anti virus software that will suite a client/server architecture for a small to medium sized business. I am trialing
Trend Micro Worry-free Business Security Advanced, McAfee Total Protection for Small Business, Symantec Multi-tier Protection Small Business Edition, avast! Small Business Server Suite, F-Secure Internet Security 2009 and Sophos Anti-Virus SBE 2.0.
I need a central management and automated update solution, so I was wondering what do companies use for their solutions? Anyone here can recommend one (even if its not on the list) and tell me about your experiences with the software it would be greatly appreciated.
Hey and welcome, oki i dont know anything about business software but i know that ESET has some excellent Antivirus software, ill just leave a link
http://www.eset.com/solutions/smb.php they have a 30 trial.
i just traveled back from europe,where i took many photos.now i want to make a photo slideshow,anyone can reccoment one to me?many thanks!
romance in europe
Could you recommend a System Repair Software that I
could use for my computer. I am running Win. 7 64x.
You dont need any extra software,your Windows ultimate have everything
If you had\have problems with your system then,
In this order,
You can try first to "fix" the problems using the SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker
If SFC didnt help then try System Restore
If system restore didnt help then you go to the next step,the Repair Install
If none of the above help then you have to make a Clean Install Windows 7
For full system system back and restore read these,
Full system backup Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup
Full system restore System Image Recovery
can anybody recommend a FREE digital photo editing program that works pretty well and is minimally invasive on my computer. i just removed adobe photo album starter addition (not photoshop) it is the free one that comes with acrobat reader when you download that. i just didn't like it.
i was thinking about picasa, or the one from kodak that you get when you get your digital pics back... but i've heard that that one is kind of like spyware because they developed it to use online to "share" your photos. when you use it, does it automatically "phone home" to the mother-ship and store a copy.
any suggestions that you could give me... what you like about the program , what you don't like about the program, any tips...
ok i was messing around with ftp programs and i got bulletftp program to work and my friend using cuteftp was able to connect and we shared files. im on dsl and he is on cable. bad thing is that the fastest we could get steady was about 30k a second. is this normal? is there better software for speed and one that allows both of us to edit eachother's hard drives? im new to this ftp thing any feedback would be cool thanks
Can you recommend a good, free antivirus/antimalware program that doesn't occupy too much space and therefore slow my pc down? Thank you!
You ask a question we get quite often. With that in mind our very own quietman7 has written up a very good overview and provided valuable information. There is no one size fits all choice when it comes to antivirus or malware protection tools and resources.Please take a look here: Choosing an Anti-Virus ProgramThe entire topic has good information and should be read as well.http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/517479/recommend-a-good-free-antivirus-program/
I have a broken laptop that has everything on it. I did back up to an
external hard drive Segate using the Bounce Back Express. When I get
my laptop fixed, I would like to transfer application/programs from laptop
to desktop, both have XP Professional. I know I will need program with
this data cable, but which one. My last questions would be can I transfer
programs/files with that program from a laptop with XP Professional to
Windows 7. Buying a new laptop within 10 days.
Transfering your files back depends on the method of how you have backed them up.
If you have done it using Bounce Back Express, maybe this application has option for restoring the files?
Also if you want to transfer application files from XP to Win 7 this will not work.
You will need to reinstall all applications on Windows 7 and then transfer your other files such as video,music,pictures etc.
I have been reading on these forums that the pre-installed AV software programs that come wtih Vista such as McAfee and Norton bog down the system use a lot of RAM slow down boot up time hog resources etc I m only on day of the day trial of Norton that came with my new system Which anti-virus programs do you guys recommend I ve used Panda for the last year It was ok but I wasn t happy with it It never alerted me to any viruses Although I don t think I had any I m sure I had malware or adware and it never alerted me to that stuff AVS Norton hp came Which My with do new recommend? and Vista AV Premium, program you either I felt it didn t give me enoug information I used McAfee years ago about or so Not familiar with it Which AVS program do you recommend? My new hp came with Vista Premium, and Norton AV these days Is it good I used eTrust year before last and I thought it was horrible Gues you get what you pay for It was about Any good advice is appreciated nbsp
AVAST runs great on a VISTA machine and is FREE.
I bought a GB usb zip drive for daughter for school I had previously downloaded onto my son s zip drive an anti virus program that would scan whatever he put on it Darn if I can t find my son s zip drive now lost somewhere in the black hole of his room Can t seem to find the program on his computer either probably because I ve had to re-format it twice now Learned the anti-virus for recommend program drive usb hard way when recommend anti-virus program for usb drive he brought something home on his zip drive that I could then not get out of his computer it was a free very easy to use program Anyway long explanation for a short question Any recommendations for a free program to download onto DD s new zip drive She ll be using it to bring work to and from school I see a few programs out there but wondered if there was a quot best one quot Can t remember name of the one I put on son s zip drive but it was really easy to use It stayed on the drive and could be downloaded to any computer and would scan the zip drive s contents Thanks for you help You folks always come through for me nbsp
Was it one of these two?
I have until recently used Sony's Picture Motion Browser software to edit my photos. By edit, all I want to do really is reduce the photos in size from high res to low res so I can email them. I have Adobe Photoshop Elements to edit individual photos but I just want simple software to select all photos in a folder and resize them automatically to a size I want. Can anyone recommend a free software? Sony have tricked me into uninstalling my old software and I don't want to do a System Restore.
Hi, there! I am looking for great and not expensive internet monitoring software for my staff. I need to check their time tracking, internet activities, keylogger, block certain sites and programs, get real-time screenshots and check emails. I 've looked around and found WorkExaminer software. Let me know what you think about it or suggest some alternatives or software! Thanks!
I searched for this but couldn t find anything sorry if check for health anyone Can recommend software Win7 this question is repetitious I have an HP Pavilion Slimline desktop running Win Pro As a rule I don t use Can anyone recommend health check software for Win7 the HP Support Assistant but I did let it run its monthly hardware check and it s already identified a failing hard drive once so the check is useful However recently HP updated the thing and Can anyone recommend health check software for Win7 the new version simply Will Not Run Shortly after I bought the PC a failed upgrade process for HP Support Assistant kept me from using the printer scanner for several Can anyone recommend health check software for Win7 months while I sorted out a peculiar error in HP s install sequence and I just wasn t about to do their debugging for them again So after it went into an quot I ve hit an error and need to close quot loop I uninstalled it and I m now looking for another tool that will do that quot all-in-one quot health check on disk memory etc Any suggestions preferably but not necessarily free
The OEM software utility was designed to be a hardware/software monitoring checker intended for the particular model. There is not one that can replace their complete setup. What you need are tools usually found on the hardware manufacturing site for hard drives, memtest+ for RAMS, stresstest softwares for CPU/GPU, etc. which are individually downloadable and created either by CD/USB or can be run within Windows environment.http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/477217/can-anyone-recommend-health-check-software-for-win7/
i have a reallly big issue here and i hope someone would be kind enough to help me with this. I'm pretty good with computers and all but my Mum wants to learn how to use computers and all like word, excel and browse the internet. I don't have the patience to do it and i'm not very good teaching stuff to people as a result. I have decided to buy her a laptop first of all then install an interactive tutorial software that takes her step by step through the journey of learning computers.
Can anyone please recommend a program or a bunch of programs for her to learn with. Keep in mind that she doesn't have internet at her location. She's pretty much educated and teaches chemistry . Just for a brief background so it should be pretty easy with any program.
Thanks a lot. Much appreciated.
Looking to quick test motherboards
Here are two I know of:http://www.ubcd4win.com/http://www.ultimatebootcd.com/http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/524675/recommend-bootable-hardware-diagnostic-software/
I good packet Recommend writing software? was recently given a TDK CDRW drive for Xmas What a screamer It came with Nero I installed InCD as well as Nero Express because of my writes are Recommend good packet writing software? with InCD formatted disks use them for zipped backups However InCD has a very odd and aggravating habit It seems to check for the presence of a disk in the drive every - minutes and when it does the system is momentarily locked as when the hourglass is on Only lasts for - seconds but drives you nuts Recommend good packet writing software? when you re writing a report and typing fast Only way around it is to unload InCD from the Task Manager Brought this to the attention of Ahead Software tech support and got nowhere So I m considering dumping Nero and going with something else I used to use Adaptec version with an old Plextor and it was OK but I don t like Roxio s update policies which is mostly NOT to update anything for free So can anyone recommend some really good software for mastering and especially packet writing nbsp
If you were happy with DirectCD go back to it. The problem is that you canít get it without the package and it is expensive. Most people consider DirectCD to be the best packet writing software and Nero to be the best all around mastering software.
RecordNow has a packet writing component (DLA) and has a free trial. The damage is only $40 if you like DLA. It has a Prassi engine for the mastering software which I personally like. Iím still using the Prassi software on my old Plextor but will probably try RecordNow when I upgrade. http://www.stompinc.com/recordnowmax/index.phtml?stp
Help.The default windows software sucks....
My Physics teacher uses ABBBY FineReader and he seems to be quite pleased with it. U can get it here. Its trialware so u'll have to buy it though.
As u can see, its pretty well rated on download.com as well, so it has to be a good product.
this age-ole question is for any moderator:
what internet security and antivirus software(s) do you feel are the best to have? which would you recommend? which do you have for your computer(s)?
**currently, i have norton internet security & norton antivirus (about to expire) & i don't have much faith in them. i'd like to know 'what the pros use.' i'd like to get software(s) that do at least what norton does & more. from what i understand, i need to protect my computer from attacks from anything possible from the internet & i also need to protect incoming & outgoing emails.
your help would be most appreciated! thanks in advance.
i'm sorry, i don't mean to burden anyone with such a trivial question. I did do a search for this topic & did not find any recent information on this forum that answered my question. hopefully, i'm in the right place for this topic. if not, please tell me where i should post. thanks.
I am interested in free software that will allow me to view Wifi networks in a more interesting way. Any idea?
Boingo Wireless | Wireless Internet. Wi-Fi Access. One Click Log Onhttp://www.sevenforums.com/software/108060-can-you-recommend-free-wifi-network-software.html
Seriously what is it with backup software I m tired of looking through my backed up files and finding things missing Here s what I ve tried Argentum backup Nice minus the fact that they make you activate which I htink sucks Doesn t have any quot backup when file is changed quot feature Nero back it up Would be nice if it wasn t so slow and cumbersome Can t automatically back up after file is changed Syncback Way to hard doesn t seem to work backup software suck. doesn't that Recommend me right Iomega Automatic Backup My favorite in the bunch - minus the fact that sometimes it just quot skips quot my outlook Recommend me backup software that doesn't suck. file and actually DELETES the backup file What the hell is up with that Also doesn t always work when the computer restarts What I need in a backup program - Reliable will tell me if there were problems not just be like quot HAY I HOPE YOU ENJOY FINDING OUT THE LAST BACKUP DIDN T WORK WHEN YOUR COMPUTER CRASHES - Can backup AS SOON as a file is changed This is essential right now - Is fairly easy Doesn t have to be super easy but I don t want to spend hours learning it either - Can handle multiple directories with different settings For example not all directories need to be updated right away some can be done like every hour - Doesn t suck nbsp
i have a DVD-R drive. the DVD software that came with my Dell won't re-install properly. i figure there must be free software out there. i don't need bells and whistles, i just want to be able to play DVDs.
ime no genius about computers but i think divx is a good one for playing dvds
can be downloaded on net
hope this helps
Can anyone recommend a monitoring software program for a mobile smart phone. My niece who I care for maybe using her phone inappropriately,its a blackberry. I have the home pc covered but need to monitor and secure the phone too. If I have to pay I will but if possible would prefer freeware. But a good recommendation rather than risking a virus. Thanks
Hi, i'm making a video using Windows movie maker. I would like to add some extra audio sound effects to it, but It doesn't give me that option. It only allows me to add music or a narration, but i specifically want to add some sound effects. Anyway, can someone recommend a video editing software for me that will allow me to add sound effects seperately?
I've also used Zwie Stein 4 but my computer doesn't meet the requirements in order to use it. My system is a Pentium 3 with 730 mhz.
Any suggestions will be much appreciated, thank you.
Not sure what software is available in CANADA but you could try ULEAD MOVIE MAKER. You should be able to down load a trial from the web
Has anyone got any good recommendations on some good quot easy to use quot free internet security software please I help out quite a few Silver Surfers old age pensioners around good Recommend a security internet please program free my area as a sort Recommend a good free internet security program please of help the community kinda thing I do it for nothing as allot of the old folks don't have ha-pennies to rub together and I hate it when they get ripped off by the large IT companies out there that just wanna take them for all that they have Thing is I use a paid for internet security program and I haven't really played with any freeware programs in this field that are out there I'm looking for something that is really basic with minimal user intervention that will keep them fairly Recommend a good free internet security program please safe as lately I've had a spate of malware and adware problems that I've had to help sort out of them are using AVG for normal virus like activity but allot of them are getting duped by fake quot anti virus quot programs like quot Antivirus quot and multiple malware programs etc I've done some research into the following but would like to have your opinions on the best way forward Online Armor ZoneAlarm Free Firewall PC Tools Firewall Plus PrivateFirewall Comodo Firewall Pro Agnitum Outpost Firewall PS quite a few of the PC's are entry level so could you also give an indication on any performance issues as this would also be greatly appreciated Nick
Comodo is a very interactive firewall, but I really enjoy it, and it's very friendly. It also has an anti-virus as well. A lot of my IT friends recommend zonealarm as well.http://www.sevenforums.com/system-security/118032-recommend-good-free-internet-security-program-please.html
I've recently noticed images from my websites appearing on other sites. Wanted to know what program you'd recommend which would enable me to place a logo and/or byline on a batch of photos at a time.
Looking for a relatively inexpensive program that's easy to use.
Would any of you please tell me which quot system utility services? recommend of & Please program removing a capable programs program quot you would use in order to keep track of all of the new files especially exe-files amp dll-files which tend to be inserted into the quot WINDOWS quot folder the folder which holds the system folder amp private files which are essential to operate Windows XP system after you install a new program Is there a Please recommend a program capable of removing programs & services? system utility program which works well even if the system restore service is disabled and Please recommend a program capable of removing programs & services? can track what file s go where amp which files have been placed in the system folder amp other places that are generally infiltrated when you install a shareware-program in quot free-trial mode quot I know some programs like Ashampoo Uninstaller but it doesn t seem to keep track of all of the files that are inserted into my WINDOWS folder especially the system amp other sub-folders And I ve read about quot Returnil Virtual System Premium quot or quot XPLite quot which allow Windows XP-users to remove all traces of a program but I don t know if either of them can work without using the System Restore service If you would suggest an uninstaller that can absolutely remove all unwanted and non-essential programs as well as remove unwanted quot services quot please tell me so Thanks for your time amp patience I would appreciate any advice or links in regards to this topic nbsp
I have a xvid file on my computer and i would like to convert it to svcd format.
Could someone recommend me a free program which can do this?
Can someone recommend a free gif animator that runs on windows 7 64 bit?
preferably one that is portable, does not need administrator rights to install.
looking for the best way, after exporting a number of gif files from microsoft picture manager, into an animated gif file that can then be inserted into powerpoint.
I cannot use an online website to do it.
This viewer can run .gif. It has a lot of other nice features.
FastStone Image Viewer - Powerful and Intuitive Photo Viewer, Editor and Batch Converter
I am sick and tired of attempting to figure out Window's faulty file sharing system so I've decided to look elsewhere for a file sharing solution.
What program would you guys recommend? I want to be able to share files between all computers on the network but also watch video files without actually transferring them over.
Please do not recommend any tips on how to fix my Windows file sharing setup, I'm looking for a 3rd party program at this point.
The easiest way is to get a router that has USB ports included. You then put your external hard drive to it and all of the computers connected to that router will be able to stream videos, etc. For a Netgear router which I'm using, the path is \\readyshare\USB_Storage. You can see this path in the network pane of Windows explorer as long as network discovery and file and printer sharing is enabled. You don't need to worry about these settings as long as you choose your connection as "Home" profile and not "public"
I can't help you with 3rd party software since I mainly use the method above to stream videos.
Can anyone recommend a secure file shredding program
Thanks in advance.
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 188.8.131.52
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-2100 CPU @ 3.10GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 42 Stepping 7
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 8173 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 8400GS, 512 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 114442 MB, Free - 30503 MB; D: Total - 953866 MB, Free - 853697 MB;
Motherboard: ASUSTeK Computer INC., P8P67-M PRO
Antivirus: AVG Internet Security 2014, Updated and Enabled
I've seen (free) Eraser recommended for basic tasks like that. It's not for wiping an entire hard drive.
Hope that's of interest?
I'm finishing up rebuilding from a bad hard drive. I got no warning that there was a problem (but I wasn't really looking either).
I think I should have some software installed that monitors my hard drives (reads SMART or tests the drive, or such) and lets me know if something is going bad.
So what do you recommend?
I've seen Gibson SpinRite, Passmark DiskCheckup, And Priiform Speccy mentioned here. Is there any consensus among the IT professionals as to what is the best program or method to keep an eye on my hard drives for pending problems? I have computers with Hitachi, HGST, WD, Seagate, and some SSDs by Corsair, Kingston, and Samsung (and probably a few I've forgotten about) so a single program that works with all drive brands would be nice.
Thanks for your feedback.
Never had any issues with Crucial's SSD's.http://www.eightforums.com/performance-maintenance/67120-can-you-recommend-good-hard-drive-maintenance-program.html
Hello , I just recently purchased a ASUS computer.
But it came with 2 partions
C:/ 75 GB
D:/ 275 GB
The C:/ Has all the windows files.
The D:/ has nothing on it. I want to merge both C:/ and D:/, without losing anything on C:/,
Can anyone recommend me a program to do this?
You'll need to delete the D: partition using the following tutorial...
Partition or Volume - Delete
...and then extend the size of the C: drive using the following tutorial.
Partition or Volume - Extend
This can all be done from Disk Management (a Windows program) so no external software is needed.
EDIT: Before this, follow what Shawn has posted below.
Does anyone have any recommendations for (simple) webcam software, that can record video? Something like Yawcam would be great. It's small and simple, but sadly does not allow recording video. I am not interested in using the webcam for security purposes, like motion activated recording + ftp uploading or whatever. I just want something with a "play" button that will start recording when I click it and to and save the video to my HDD.
Debut Video Capture. Works great. I have the 'trial'. It never expires, no recording time limit, not really sure what makes it a 'trial' but.. Record, Pause, Stop buttons, and some very basic effects.
Just wondered if anyone could recommend some good software for reading linux partitions from within Windows 7?
Linux Reader Works good.http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/228404-anyone-recommend-good-software-reading-linux-partitions.html
I thought about posting in the software or windows forum but as my issue is really hardware related having a dying hard drive I brought it here I have a Maxtor DiamondMAx plus series SATA gb drive that will no longer load windows and will cause windows to crash when connected as a secondary or external drive in a stable system I downloaded the utility Maxtor offers at their sight and ran some diagnostics on the drive outside of windows which tell me software drive? that recommend hard of my someone Can a restore will piece that the drive is dying and I need to copy my data from the drive soon to avoid losing it I am looking for a good piece of software that will enable me to do just this A new hard drive is on the way in the mail and my hope is that when it comes I will be able to plug both drives in and image Can someone recommend a piece of software that will restore my hard drive? the old drive onto the new but I know to pull this off I am going to need a pretty robust Can someone recommend a piece of software that will restore my hard drive? piece of software A friend of mine owns an older copy of Norton Ghost but as the drive is failing and I may only get one shot at this I want to make sure that the image process works I am willing to spend upwards of -maybe on the right piece of software that will do what I am hoping If I cannot do what I am hoping for that then I will resolve to letting the data go as I do not think that it is worth much more than that A few details This drive spins but generates a definate though fairly quiet clicking noise every - seconds while spinning Can someone recommend a piece of software that will restore my hard drive? It is recognized in the bios and with the maxtor utility but it is too unstable to come up in windows As I do not know much about what software is out there and am pretty much flying blind researching with google I am appealing to someone else s experience around here Can anyone suggest a product that can accomplish what I need to accomplish Beyond the suggestion a few words about how to use it would also be very helpful though I can probably figure that out on my own Thanks so much in advance Joel nbsp
Which free antivirus software do you recommend?
360 TS or Avast free...
360 TS free but with more features than avast