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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.

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Preferred Solution: Be careful where you get your free software or free software updates

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 (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)

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 secure free try free/free source software? and sites & Good movies legal to for goal of this site to Good source sites for secure & legal free movies and free/free to try software? 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 Music Open Music Archive LEGAL NOTICE Contains music with expired copyright according Good source sites for secure & legal free movies and free/free to try software? to UK copyright law which states that the copyright expires 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 years after the author's death INCOMPETECH This guy composes his own music and gives it away for free Movies and or TV Hulu Movies and tv free with ads or for cost of membership watchable without ads http www epixhd com Free for Dishnetwork users Netflix Not completely free but VERY low price Software WARNING As stated by Quietman Many free Software Sites contain ads or link to sites containing ads with misleading download links to potentially dangerous software Be sure to click the correct download link which is usually smaller than the false link and it's usually a good Idea to avoid clicking on links with the words Reccomended or Important next to the link Even if the correct download link is selected Potentially unwanted programs PUPs May be installed if you click through without opting out Bleeping Computer Cnet Download Wide variety of software including games Game demos video and audio players editors etc Cnet installs PUPS practically as a rule unless you opt out MajorGeeks SnapFiles FileHippo Also has a utility for keeping programs up to date A list of unsafe legally questionable for free sites would probably be helpful as well

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

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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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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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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.

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A:Best Free Software's For New PC.

That one very good list you already have there.
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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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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 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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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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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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go to <URL removed> to protect your PC for FREE!

A:every pc needs this free software

No spamming allowed.
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A:Free DVD software

I am currently using burn aware free works well not missing nero at all
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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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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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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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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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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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Oh i run windows xp pro

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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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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

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

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A:New free IS software

Mse, sandboxie and returnil should keep your father squeeky clean.
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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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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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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
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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
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Zero Assumption Recovery
[email protected] File Recovery
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Recover4All Professional
Easeus Data Recovery Wizard
NTFS RecoveryClick to expand...
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A:What's the best free software to do this:

nero does what you want
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A:Free Software

Check out TSG Library of Knowledge
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A:Free software to convert WMA to MP3

musicmatch jukebox
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Hi there,
I'm looking for watermark software that's free for both pics & video.S
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Thank you

A:Free Watermark Software

You can add watermarks to image easily with GIMP, start with the main image open in GIMP, copy in the watermark image, give the watermark image some transparency, position it in palce, then save the whole thing out as a jpg or png, watermarking done. For videos it's tricker, to add a watermark you need to go through the same sort of processes and software which is reauired for any compositing or greenscreen like task. You could do this with blender, but it would be a very tricky way to do it, blender can do video editing but it's main function is 3d modelling and animation. Another program which might be able to do video editing of the form which involves adding a watermark is wax 2.0, it might not even exist any more but back in 2012 I used it for greenscreen, layering and compositing effects. GIMP, blender are free, wax 2.0 is probably still free if it exists any more, it was free back in 2012.
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A:Free IP Camera Software / App

Good luck finding anything free that has cloud storage. Here is free software, there is one paid IP version listed that has ftp storage: IP Camera Viewer - Free IP Camera Monitoring Software - DeskShare
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A:What is the best utility software for free?

Im glad that you came to us. The short version is that most maintenance software will cause more problems than worth with Vista. Vista does not need much to work properly and too much will slow up and possibly even damage the registry.
Follow these quick to have a great running system.
This is for Visat, too
To maintain your computer

10 Tips on How to Properly Maintain Your Computer

Steps that I did not notice on the guide include:

Running a scan disc before doing a defrag

Using Microsoft Security Essentials and Malwarebytes.

Making System Restore points, at least once a week

Makaing a system Image once a month (varies by user)

Not relying on your A/V common sense, should prevail. You know of many sites can cause a problem.

Do not use any reg cleaning or optimizing software.

Download and use Ccleaner about once every two months. Untick any registry entries.

If you follow these instructions, you will be trouble free for a long time to come.

Be sure to back up your hard drive about once a month (varies by user) and to keeep system restore points up to date.

Speed Up the Performance of Vista

If you have additional questions, just post.
We will be here for help even after you follow the instructions given.

If you want to know what is at startup try winpatrol, its awesome.
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A:Free web design software

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A:Free Software? Is it piracy?

OH ChrisMN,Thank you for posting this question here. I would like to reply unequivocally that YES, this is indeed piracy. Torrenting is a way for anyone, even if they have small bandwidth, to participate in the peer to peer downloading and uploading of huge data transfers. The data is hosted and you just download or upload from the torrent site. It is not in and of itself bad. It can be very useful and there are legitimate reasons to use, or participate in torrenting. The problem begins when people upload copyrighted versions of applications, music, or what-have-you. Malwarebytes, the full paid version is indeed copyrighted and it IS piracy to download this program. A keygen is a generated key developed by way of "cracking" the software application and then making a key to operate the software program. This is completely illegal.Bleeping Computer does NOT condone the discussion or use of KeyGens or the torrenting of copyrighted materials. It is stated in the forum rules that you will find here. As quoted from the rules... No subject matter will be allowed whose purpose is to defeat existing copyright or security measures. If a user persists and/or the activity is obviously illegal the staff reserves the right to remove such content and/or ban the user. This would also mean encouraging the use or continued use of pirated software is not permitted, and subject to the same consequences.Thank you for bringing this to the staff's attention ChrisMN
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Thank You

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The drivers for the onboard sound would be on the cd that came with the board. Or,
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dont think so but open office is free open source
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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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A:Free backup software?

You should consider an external drive. Backups made to your main drive will be of no use if it fails. CD/DVD backups are possible, too, but much less convenient than scheduled backups to an external drive.

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Karen's Replicator
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Allway Sync

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EaseUs Disk Copy (Copies disks or partitions)
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Partition Saving
PCI CloneMaxx
Drive Image XML
copyr.dma (Copies disk with bad sectors for recovery)

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Acronis True Image Home
EAZ-FIX Professional and Easy Image
Drive Snapshot
Keriver Image
Avanquest Copy Commander
Paragon Drive Backup
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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).
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A:Something Cool ! (Best Free Software !)

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[email protected] ISO Burner
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Users Guide---

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

Either open or download it.
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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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