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Discussion in 'Tech Tips and Reviews' started by Space Cowboy, May 27, 2005.

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  1. Space Cowboy

    Space Cowboy Thread Starter

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    Post your favorite freeware and tell us why you like it. Don't forget the link.

    If we all pitch in this could be a great referance post so come on ..

    just do it ;)

    Me First?

    Startup Control Panel

    All you really need to control what loads when you boot up your computer.

    Very small and works great.

    Free
     
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  2. HenryVI

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    Dunno what the clarifications are for being freeware. But mine is Ad-Aware SE Personal v.1.06

    sorry don't have the link on hand.
     
  3. i hate ram

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    1: Ad-Aware SE (best adware remover ever IMO)
    http://www.download.com/3001-8022_4-10399602.html

    2: spywareblaster (keeps spyware OFF)
    http://www.download.com/3001-8022_4-10396039.html

    3: spywaregaurd (works with spywareblaster)
    http://www.javacoolsoftware.net/dow...eguardsetup.exe

    4: hijack this (good to diagnose browser hijacks)
    http://www.merijn.org/files/hijackthis.zip

    5: XBConnect (the free alternative to XBlive)
    http://www.xbconnect.com/index.php?topic=Downloads

    6: AIM 5.2.3292 (the last virus/spyware free version)
    http://oldversion.com/download.php?idlong=f3686361d3247fc6ab976ee2d9d52861

    7: WindowBlinds (not 'free' but it's an unlimited free trial with a periodic 5 sec. nag screen.
    http://www.download.com/WindowBlinds/3000-2326_4-10026826.html
     
  4. Space Cowboy

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    PDF Reader and Printing Program.

    FOXIT

    Free and fast .. less than a meg. and does everything the casual user needs in a PDF Viewer.
     
  5. Stoner

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    Might be a good idea to only post apps that are used so that members aren't being testers for unknown software...what with all the adware and spyware out there.

    Also, if anyone sees a posted app they know has a 'problem', it would be proper to post the issue.



    That said, I have found the freeware version of Shortkeys very handy.

    This is their site:
    http://www.shortkeys.com/

    This page for download:
    http://www.shortkeys.com/lite.htm




    I use Shortkeys for formatting my posts more than anyhing else.
     
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  7. Space Cowboy

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    Comeon You Hackers .. Lets get Busy :p

    Ok I'll part with one of my favorites .. This one is for you lazy slackers who just wanna kick back in your recliner and control your audio levels without havin to click on anything ;) Just found this one the other day and I love it.
    Here is a screenshot of how I got it set up. This one is a keeper ..

    Anyway .. Check it out .. Volumouse
     

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  8. Deke40

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    Shortkeys looks like an expanded version of the ITAP Mode on my V551 Motorola which is a predicitive text entry mode.

    This mode used to drive me crazy when using it until I learned how to take advantage of it then it made good sense.
     
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    i find myself using this sticky notes thingy alot lately
    ATnotes
     
  11. Space Cowboy

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    Themes Without Windowblind.

    Look around HERE

    There are more by Alienware on this site but ya have to hunt around for them.
     
  12. Guyzer

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    My favorite that I have used for years is called E-Mail Remover. It allows you to check your mail and delete at your ISP's site. No need to retrieve mail you don't want.Get it here
     
  13. josdegr

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    Don't want anybody to know what you were doing on your PC?

    Don't want them to know the web sites you've visited, or the search queries you've made?

    IE Privacy Keeper won't let anybody know that!

    Whether you are using Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox, IE Privacy Keeper automatically cleans up the browser history once you are done surfing the net. The program will correctly clean up all index.dat files without the need for a Windows restart.

    IE Privacy Keeper
     
  14. rameam

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    I've used this for some time now. Protects registry by notifying you when a reg entry is being made.

    Home page:
    www.diamondcs.com
     
  15. safety24

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    Hi All,
    Try this, it's a very small program,but I find it gives a lot of reassurrance, what do you think?

    Bazooka™ Adware and Spyware Scanner detects a multitude of spyware, adware, trojan, keylogger, foistware and trackware components; sources of irritation that antivirus software does not deal with. The scanning process will only take about two seconds and tell you how to uninstall the potentially unwanted applications using simple step-by-step instructions or put you in contact with the vendor for the most up-to-date and safe uninstall instructions.

    http://www.kephyr.com/spywarescanner/index.html?source=appvisit

    Regards
    safety24
     
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