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Wed
11
Jan
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'Microsoft Shared Computer Toolkit For Windows Xp', and 'Free Undelete'

Microsoft Shared Computer Toolkit For Windows Xp Some nice tools: Windows Disk Protection - Protects the Windows partition (typically drive C) that contains the Windows operating system and other programs from being modified without administrator ... approval. Disk changes made are cleared with each restart unless the administrator chooses to save them. User Restrictions - Restricts user access to programs, settings, and Start menu items. The tool also allows you to lock shared local user profiles to prevent permanent changes. (This tool is specifically for use in workgroup environments that do ... (view more)

Wed
02
Nov
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'Sensive Guard', and 'Best Free Portable Software For Windows'

Sensive Guard Powerful network firewall and a real-time file-guard to protect your PC against viruses, spyware, Trojans, and hackers. It protects both inbound and outbound network, guards critical system and personal files. It intelligently detects ... malicious operations from user operations with inputs from local keyboard or mouse and take appropriate security actions. It can reliably block access to any files that occurs without your manual initiation locally. It is also very easy to use. No user configuration is required. The built-in policies allow most common accesses without bothering ... (view more)

Sun
18
Sep
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Display Modem Lights for Dialup Connection in Tray bar?, Part 2

Recall -- Yesterday, Andy P. asked if there was a freeware program that could display the send and receive activity of his internal modem: " I use a dialup Internet connection from AOL. Before I upgraded to Windows XP, I ran a wonderful utility ... called 'FMLights' which allowed me to view the Send and Receive activity internal modem. Unfortunately, FMLights is not compatible with Windows XP, and I can no longer view my network traffic when I'm connected to the Internet ... If you can recommend a freeware application that displays my modem lights and is compatible with Windows XP, that ... (view more)

Sun
11
Sep
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'10 Real Pc Games You Can Download For Free', and ' Primo Pdf'

10 Real Pc Games You Can Download For Free Presented here are 10 games you can have for free. For one reason or another--often to promote upcoming sequels, for instance, or simply out of karmic generosity--these games have been released as free ... downloads by their respective publisher, developer, or creator. And each title listed is a complete game--there's not a demo, an expansion pack, or a browser-based Flash game among them. So what's the catch? Many of these titles are old (some are downright ancient), some lack a single-player component, and others are notoriously buggy! http://reviews. ... (view more)

Fri
26
Aug
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'Free Commander', and 'Cam Thief'

Free Commander freeCommander is an easy-to-use dual panel alternative to the standard windows file manager. The program helps you with daily work in Windows. Here you can find all the necessary functions to manage your data stock. You can take ... freeCommander anywhere - just copy the installation directory on a CD, USB-Stick or even a floppy disk - and you can even work with this program on a foreign computer. http://www.freecommander.com/index_en.htm Cam Thief This tool 'records' output from a static-but-updated webcam by downloading a picture on a regular interval. http://www.bmeworld.com/ ... (view more)

Wed
23
Feb
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Registry Mechanic Frequently Asked Questions

Continuing on with our Feature Article on Registry Mechanic, here are some top Frequently Asked Questions about the Windows Registry, courtesy of PCTools.com: Q: " Do I really need to fix registry problems? " A: In short, yes. If you don't fix ... registry problems when they arise or try and prevent them from even happening at all, then you may soon find yourself faced with sudden crashes, system stalls, or a severe degradation in operating speed. Working to fix registry issues and prevent system crashes should be a top priority whether you use your computer for business or pleasure, ... (view more)

Tue
15
Feb
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Reclaim lost data on CD?, Part 2

Recall - - Last week I talked about a utility called ISOBuster, which is able to retrieve data from stubborn DVD and CDs. Unfortunately I wasn't 100% correct when I reported that ISOBuster is freeware. To better explain ISOBuster's 'freeware' ... functionality, the author of ISOBuster (Peter Van Hove) emailed me the following message: " Dear Dennis, I saw in today's newsletter that you mentioned ISOBuster which is GREAT! And you're right, ISOBuster is ideal for data recovery from CD and DVD -- especially for getting data back from CDs created with DirectCD, Drag 2 Disc, InCD, DLA and other ... (view more)

Wed
29
Dec
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0Spam.com -- the ultimate free anti-spam solution?, Part 2

Last week, I wrote about a free anti-spam solution called 0Spam.com. Recall -- " I recently stumbled across a web site that offers a free, seamless anti-spam solution: all without the need to install special, third-party software or to configure ... complex mail filter rules ... The free 0Spam.com service can be used for 1 email account and is compatible with any computer (Linux, Mac, or Windows) ... works with POP3 email, Hotmail, Yahoo, and Gmail accounts ... 0Spam operates silently and works by standing in-between your email server(s) and the Internet, and scans your incoming email for ... (view more)

Wed
22
Dec
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0Spam.com -- the ultimate free anti-spam solution?

I'm swamped this time of year, and so is my inbox -- full of spam (unsolicited email) offers, that is. RE: the ultimate free anti-spam solution? I recently stumbled across a web site that offers a free, seamless anti-spam solution: all without the ... need to install special, third-party software or to configure complex mail filter rules. Because there the client computer does not require a software integration, this makes 0Spam platform independent and perfect for home or corporate use, whether it's for a Linux, Mac, or Windows machine. From the 0Spam.com web site: " 0Spam works with POP3 ... (view more)

Tue
14
Sep
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FreshDevices.com (freeware goodies)

Infopackets Reader 'WT Dusty2u' writes: " Dear Dennis, Kudos to you for providing a most useful resource, and especially for welcoming the expertise and suggestions of your readers. I really enjoy the freeware mentions in your newsletter and keep ... expecting to see you or your Readers mention the handy programs that are available at freshdevices.com. All are free for personal use and they are constantly updated. I am particularly fond of Fresh Diagnose and Fresh UI. You may want to check them out if you haven't already, and at least, pass on the word to your subscribers. " My response ... (view more)

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