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Whats your Favorite Program??

Discussion in 'Random Discussion' started by Toddles18, Dec 10, 2001.

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  1. Toddles18

    Toddles18 Thread Starter

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    Ok, I know everyone after searching the internet has run across a program that they downloaded and now couldn't do without. I thought it would be great to share what your one favorite program is so that other people can try them out as well. So I'll start. The program I have found that has been most useful to me is Analog X proxy, I've used it on a couple different networks for sharing the internet and it has performed superbly, the other night I even heard it mentioned on TechTV. So that's my Favorite, what's yours?
     
  2. angel

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    There's the standard ones that everyone really needs at one time or another (winzip, acrobat reader, tweakui, etc) but I think the best would be ZoneAlarm. I have a disk of utilities that I immediately install on new systems and that's one of them.
     
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    By far, Ghost.

    Makes backing up your PC as easy as pie (especially if you have 2 hard drives installed).
     
  5. hewee

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    Will have to say ZoneAlarm right now but before that ACDsee. Not the new version.
     
  6. littlemar

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    I really don't have a favorite since everytime I get one it causes me problems and it's off that list faster then you can imagine and called all sorts of names.:D :D
     
  7. RandyG

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    Well, since some of theothers have been taken, I can safely say that Irfan View is a great graphics viewer.

    Free makes it all the better!
     
  8. Dark Star

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    I'd have to say Guidescope is a favorite of mine. I like having better control over my web surfing and this IMO is the best ad bloking software available.

    http://www.guidescope.com/home/

    Z/A is a must have, or at least a should have there is no need to be stupid and be out there without a firewall and Z/A is arguably the best out there, yes I like Tiny Personal, but it is not user friendly and I do not mind saying that I cannot figure out just how to configure the thing.

    I've got the GRC "batch of URLs" loaded into my restricted sites so whenever I've run adaware since then I come up clean.

    I used to have Lavasoft and Inoculate it PE, call me crazy or whatever but I am without any A/V protection at this time........I just won't open attachments and roll dice for a while.......Living on the edge of disaster I know.

    The one other program I like is EasyUninstall by OnTrac

    http://www.ontrack.com/easyuninstall/

    Saved my bacon a time or two and worth it's weight in gold.

    BTW, I think Angel has the right approach.......

    "I have a disk of utilities that I immediately install on new systems".........

    DS
     
  9. marioh

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    I haven't used any AV protection in about 3 years and I wouldn't consider myself living on the edge of disaster.
    If you know what you're doing, you won't get a virus, bottom line.
     
  10. Dark Star

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    marioh,

    "If you know what you're doing, you won't get a virus, bottom line."

    I agree 100%........I say "living on the edge" because I for one can have "blonde moments" haven't had one where potential disaster may have ocurred.

    I did let someone use my PC to play freecell, and when I walked by the mouse cursor was on the "Download to Disk......open the attachment" and about ready to click when I heard.......

    "Oh cool my sister sent you an e-mail can I open this?" NOOOOOOOOOOO DO NOT DO THAT PLEASE!!!!!!!!

    "Why not?" ................never mind I'm sure you have a copy at home on your PC open it there Okay?.......

    Turns out this attachment was an .exe file called heat .exe .......It is harmless I checked it out later actually pretty cool because it melts every thing on your screen in a scary fashion looks like paint not dry yet being washed down the screen.

    Like you say know what you are doing and you are fine.....:D

    DS
     
  11. littlemar

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    EXCUSE ME!!!!
     
  12. AZ

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    I wouldn't be without this Jewel.

    http://www.atomica.com/solutions_products_pc.html

    (Alt-Click a Word <u>anywhere</u> and up comes a separate window w/ tons of info on that Word, PLUS).

    I love it and learn from it's resources.

    AZ that's me.:D
     
  13. Dark Star

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    littlemar.......

    See what I mean? Not a blonde but senior moment that is. ;)

    DS
     
  14. littlemar

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    That's not any better. Now who's in hot water.;)
     
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    I'll have to try your site. I like that sort of thing.:cool:
     
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