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#1 Rov Judicata

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Posted 18 April 2004 - 06:48 PM

Just a thought: Use this thread to list the best free or trial software that people should have on their systems.

One example:

Adaware
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#2 Zanthra

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Posted 18 April 2004 - 06:53 PM

Is this just software that can assist/improve secirity/preformance/userfirendlieness/fixproblems?  Or is this for any software?  And do we link to it as well?

I would like to say here that if you want free software for a specific purpouse, goto Source Forge and search for what you want.  They have thousands of programs there, all open source, and all free for every purpouse imaginable.

AdAware as Rov said.  A good program for finding software that tracks browsing and loads popup windows.

Spybot Search and Destory.  http://www.safer-networking.org/  The best compliment of AdAware, it searches more for keyloggers and password sniffers than popup generators.

Spyware Blaster  http://www.javacools...areblaster.html  A program with a collection of registry keys/hole fillers that prevents software from loading it'self onto your computer without your knowledge.

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#3 iMel

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Posted 18 April 2004 - 06:58 PM

AVG Antivirus
Spybot Search & Destroy
Diskeeper Lite
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Sygate Personal Firewall
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#4 Palisades

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Posted 18 April 2004 - 07:33 PM

Foobar2000
MP3 player with ASIO and kernel streaming output modes. (It plays many other audio formats besides MP3.) It also has a plugin that does decent-quality resampling. This is good for people with Creative cards, which force resampling of 44.1kHz to 48kHz, but do a poor job of it.

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#5 silverwind

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Posted 22 April 2004 - 11:31 AM

One of the guys at work ran AdAware on the computer and cleared off over 147 spyware files.  :blink:  :Oo:   And I cleaned 46 off *this* computer.  So, I'll just add my endorsement :hehe:
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#6 Drew

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Posted 22 April 2004 - 12:01 PM

For Mac Users: www.ambrosiasw.com. Fun and games! Escape Velocity (all variants) is not to be missed.
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#7 Kimmer

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Posted 22 April 2004 - 12:55 PM

For Mac users running OS X: MacJanitor is a must. As the author says, "MacJanitor is freeware (as in free beer)."  :D

http://personalpages...macjanitor.html

#8 ZipperInt

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Posted 22 April 2004 - 06:33 PM

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Escape Velocity (all variants) is not to be missed.

I love that game! I sure wish they made a PC version, my ten year old Mac probably wouldn't survive running the game, never minddownload it.


Err, to add to the discussion, WinAmp is free, is it not?


Side note: Anyone know how to get rid of that pesky overtype mode?
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#9 Anna

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Posted 22 April 2004 - 07:27 PM

ZipperInt, on Apr 22 2004, 05:31 PM, said:

Side note: Anyone know how to get rid of that pesky overtype mode?
On the PC, hit the "insert" key again. I often invoke the overtype when I miss the backspace key...  :whistle:

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#10 Rommie's Ronin

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Posted 22 April 2004 - 09:14 PM

Neozephyrus, on Apr 18 2004, 05:56 PM, said:

You know, I bought McAfee a few months ago and it's caught some viruses.  Lately, I suspected I had a virus, but McAfee couldn't find it.  I saw your post here, and downloaded AVG and ran it...it found 8 viruses.  :D

This is a great scanner, thanks for the tip.  :cool:
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#11 Uncle Sid

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Posted 23 April 2004 - 12:19 PM

ZipperInt, on Apr 22 2004, 07:31 PM, said:

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Escape Velocity (all variants) is not to be missed.

I love that game! I sure wish they made a PC version, my ten year old Mac probably wouldn't survive running the game, never minddownload it.
Uhh, they do have a PC version.  Or at least there's a PC version of EV Nova and I know cause I own it.  :)  

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#12 iMel

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Posted 23 April 2004 - 01:58 PM

Rommie's Ronin, on Apr 22 2004, 09:12 PM, said:

Neozephyrus, on Apr 18 2004, 05:56 PM, said:

You know, I bought McAfee a few months ago and it's caught some viruses.  Lately, I suspected I had a virus, but McAfee couldn't find it.  I saw your post here, and downloaded AVG and ran it...it found 8 viruses.  :D

This is a great scanner, thanks for the tip.  :cool:
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#13 Zanthra

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Posted 23 April 2004 - 03:10 PM

Did you update the Norton Virus Definitions?

#14 cylkoth

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Posted 23 April 2004 - 03:11 PM

Webroot Windows Washer is a great tool for findind and deleting temp files, coookies, and other junk that piles up on your hard drive as you surf around the web. You can set it to save files and cookies you don't want deleted-such as bbs cookies, so you won't have to re-enter them.

Windows Washer

It's free for only a month, then afterwards you won't be able to download another free copy-they've changed it so you can't obtain another download...
It was startling to see how much crap gets put on your pc, even with a firewall in place.
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#15 Shalamar

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Posted 23 April 2004 - 03:41 PM

I'm running AVG right now, and it has found viruses that Norton completely missed, and yes me and the Last Roomie are regular updaters of Norton stuff..it just wasn't seeing there at all..

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#16 silverwind

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Posted 25 April 2004 - 01:50 AM

The same thing happened to me with Norton vs. AVG.  I had noticed some very weird things going on with my "Bytes recieved" and "Bytes sent" numbers, and Norton didn't pick up on *anything*, even with compulsive regular updates.  So, I DLed AVG and it picked up three different virus/trojan things Norton missed.
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#17 EChatty

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Posted 25 April 2004 - 07:13 AM

Mozilla and Firefox

Something's been wrong with my IE since I've had it so my son recommended these other 2 browsers. I really like them and they're free.

#18 Wally

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Posted 25 April 2004 - 09:40 AM

Just seconding the firefox plug. Best browser ever!
http://www.mozilla.o...oducts/firefox/
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#19 ZipperInt

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Posted 26 April 2004 - 02:13 AM

Uncle Sid said:

Or at least there's a PC version of EV Nova and I know cause I own it.

Thanks for the info, Uncle Sid. I've downloaded EV Nova and played up to the part where it tells me I need to register to further the storyline. Did you register, and is the rest of the game worth the $30?
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Posted 29 April 2004 - 08:04 PM

loooooooooooove adware use it all the time

i still need a free or cheap copy of a movie script formatting program if anyone knows where i can get one please let me know
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