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Old 11-01-11, 19:14
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Default From today's MajorGeeks Home page--Nov 2011

A new month, and a new column for November, 2011.

For you non-MG members / visitors / guests or lurkers reading this for the first time, welcome.
Check out the "Must Have Free downloads" at http://www.majorgeeks.com/page.php?id=20 for lots of good FREE stuff.

Today's selections are only a portion of those shown at www.majorgeeks.com and only at a particular time of the day.
Some may be added after I review the days listings.
If they have been listed previously, then this listing is the latest upgrade.

For lots more programs and updates, today, goto www.majorgeeks.com Some very interesting programs and updates out today.
Too many for me to list them here. I try to keep my suggestions down to 3-5 selections to keep space to a reasonable size.

Some selections, chosen for your consideration, from the MG Home page, for Tuesday, 1st November, 2011:

Top Process Monitor 3.3
http://www.majorgeeks.com/Top_Proces...tor_d6945.html
Size: 150 KB License: Freeware Requires: Win7/Vista Downloaded: 1636 Times Rating: 4.5 (2 votes)
Quote:
Top Process Monitor is simple Sidebar gadget shows the top processes on your system
- the processes that are consuming the most CPU, Memory (Working Set), IO (Bytes read/written) and others.
It does not require any 3rd party applications.
Resizable! Save settings to file. (File will be created - Path: %APPDATA% Filename: gadgetname_Settings.ini).
Color changeable for all gadget's elements, include background.
x64 Components 3.2.0
http://www.majorgeeks.com/x64_Components_d5535.html
Size: 15.2 MB License: Freeware Requires: Win XP/2003/Vista/Windows7 Downloaded: 1987767 Times Rating: 4.83 (1575 votes)
Quote:
Do you want to watch your favorite video in MediaCenter?
These components are tested on x64. This release is fully compatible with the 32bit codecs installed by the Vista Codec Package.
It is fully uninstallable through the Windows interface.
Windows 64 bit is required. This release will not install on a x86 systems.
This author accepts direct donations.
My note: Nearly 2 million downloads, with an excellent rating of 4.83/5.00

7 Taskbar Tweaker 3.0.1
http://www.majorgeeks.com/7_Taskbar_Tweaker_d6875.html
Size: 290 KB License: Freeware Requires: Win All Downloaded: 5620 Times Rating: 3.4 (5 votes)
Quote:
This programs enables you to tweak your Windows 7 taskbar.
A tool that allows you to:
• Reorder items within a tab group (drag’n'drop).
• Group/ungroup/show label/hide label per Application ID.
• Close/minimize/etc. multiple windows at once.
• Change Application ID of windows (that is, grouping whatever windows you want).
You can open it from the tweaker main window, from it’s tray menu, or optionally by double/middle clicking the empty space of the taskbar.
Auslogics Disk Defrag 3.3.0.0
http://www.majorgeeks.com/Auslogics_...rag_d5266.html
Size: 4.81 MB License: Freeware Requires: Win 2000/03/08/XP/Vista/7
Downloaded: 267199 Times Rating: 4.55 (463 votes)
Quote:
Auslogics Disk Defrag is designed for fast optimization of today's modern hard disks. Get the maximum performance out of your expensive hardware investments. And it's absolutely FREE.
Features:
Improve computer performance and stability
Increase your productivity - no more waiting for files to open
Defragment disks in only a few minutes
Useful disk fragmentation map and detailed fragmentation report
Limitations: Offers to install the Ask toolbar.
Lots of other Auslogics updates released today, also.
Quote:
• Auslogics Task Manager 2.2.0.0
• Auslogics Duplicate File Finder 2.2.0.0
• AusLogics BoostSpeed 5.2.0.0
• Auslogics Registry Cleaner 2.2.0.0
• Auslogics System Information 2.2.0.0
• Auslogics Registry Defrag 6.2.0.0
My note: Go to http://www.majorgeeks.com today, and scroll down.
You can then click on the program/s you are interested in for the MG link/s.

From Off Base today, go to the MG Home page at http://www.majorgeeks.com
Apple fixes security flaws in Windows version of QuickTime
http://www.v3.co.uk/v3-uk/news/21207...sion-quicktime
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The company said in a security advisory that QuickTime 7.7.1 addresses 12 vulnerabilities in the Windows version of the platform,
but does not affect Mac OS X users.
Further reading
• Apple fixes bugs in iTunes and QuickTime
• Apple QuickTime 7.70
• Apple issues QuickTime security updates
Ten of the flaws could be targeted by way of a maliciously crafted PICT or FlashPix movie file to cause an application crash and allow remote code execution.
Apple urged Windows users to install the 7.7.1 update, which can be obtained through the Apple Software Update utility or manually downloaded from the Apple support site. The update supports Windows versions from XP to Windows 7.
That's all for today.

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Default Re: From today's MajorGeeks Home page--Nov 2011

If you want to check out the postings for October 2011, go to:
http://forums.majorgeeks.com/showthread.php?t=245109

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Old 11-02-11, 20:27
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Some selections, chosen for your consideration, from the MG Home page, for Wednesday, 2nd November, 2011:

D7 4.7.6
http://www.majorgeeks.com/D7_d6954.html
Size: 3.49 MB License: Freeware Requires: Win7/Vista/XP Downloaded: 39080 Times Rating: 2.63 (101 votes)
Quote:
D7 is a tool for PC technicians to aid in many tasks and provide a uniform procedure for technicians to follow. It has many capabilities and many uses including but not limited to:
• offline and live malware removal assistance via many internal and 3rd party tools
• repairing Windows after malware removals
• general PC maintenance
• offline and live registry editing with mass search & delete features
• offline and live data backup
• CPU/RAM stress testing
• • and lots more
• • • and a video
SIW (System Info) 2011.10.28
http://www.majorgeeks.com/SIW_System_Info_d4387.html
Size: 3.33 MB License: Freeware Requires: Win XP/2003/08/Vista/Windows7 Downloaded: 180210 Times Rating: 4.76 (247 votes)
Quote:
SIW is a system information tool, that gathers detailed information about your system properties and settings. It includes detailed specs for CPU, Network, TCP/IP, Memory, Hardware, Users, Network Shares, and more.
My note: One I use occasionally

Glary Utilities Slim 2.39.0.1310
http://www.majorgeeks.com/Glary_Util...lim_d6236.html
Size: 6.10 MB License: Freeware Requires: Win XP/2003/Vista/Windows7 Downloaded: 41432 Times Rating: 4.60 (56 votes)
Quote:
Glary Utilities is a freeware with registry and disk cleaning, privacy protection, performance accelerator and amazing multifunctional tools. It can fix dogged registry errors, wipe off clutters, optimize internet speed, safeguard confidential files and maintain maximum performance.
Also available:
►Glary Utilities 2.39.0.1310
►Glary Utilities Portable 2.39.0.1310
My note: Go to http://www.majorgeeks.com and scroll down.
You can then click on the program/s you are interested in for the MG link.

Dropbox 1.3.2 Experimental
http://www.majorgeeks.com/Dropbox_1....tal_d7070.html
Size: 14.3 MB License: Freeware Requires: Win XP/2003/08/Vista/Windows7 Downloaded: 7140 Times Rating: 3.71 (7 votes)
Quote:
Dropbox is a useful tool that will enable you to instantly store your files online and share them. It can also synchronize the files from your offline directories and online storage. Latest beta.
Features:
• Synchronization:
• Backup:
• Sharing:
• Speed:
• Security:
From Off Base today, go to the MG Home page at http://www.majorgeeks.com
Apple iPhone 4S 'drains battery' too quickly complaints
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-15559721
Quote:
The battery life of Apple's new iPhone 4S is under scrutiny after thousands of users reported problems.
In some cases, people claimed that their phone battery was draining by up to 15% every hour, even when the device was not being used.
Users who have installed Apple's new operating system - iOS 5 - on older models have also reported problems.
Apple told the BBC it had no comment on the issue.
The problems have generated a huge amount of discussion on Apple's forums.
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Old 11-03-11, 18:54
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Default Re: From today's MajorGeeks Home page--Nov 2011

A new update to CCleaner Slim out today. Read on.

Some selections, chosen for your consideration, from the MG Home page, for Thursday, 3rd November, 2011:

NEWT 2.5.212
http://www.majorgeeks.com/NEWT_d3181.html
Size: 4.34 MB License: Freeware Requires: Win XP/2003/08/Vista/Windows7 Downloaded: 52500 Times Rating: 4.77 (18 votes)
Quote:
An invaluable freeware administrator tool, N.E.W.T. scans all remote networked machines on single or all domains and attempts to retrieve a wealth of detailed information.
N.E.W.T. was not made to run on Windows 98 or ME. NetBIOS must be enabled and you must have privileges on local and network machines for many functions to work. NetBIOS is enabled by default during most Windows installations.
Also available:
►NEWT Professional 2.5.212, Shareware $195+
CCleaner Slim 3.12.1572
Size: 2.45 MB License: Freeware Requires: Win XP/2003/08/Vista/Windows7 Downloaded: 1975910 Times Rating: 4.77 (2353 votes)
Quote:
CCleaner is the number-one tool for cleaning your Windows PC. It protects your privacy online and makes your computer faster and more secure. Easy to use and a small, fast download. Slim version is released later and has no toolbar
Features:
Cleans the following:
• Internet Explorer
• Firefox
• Google Chrome
• Opera
• Safari
• Windows
• Registry Cleaner
• Third-party applications
• 100% Spyware FREE
Editor's Note: Slim is released a week after the standard and portable builds which include an opt-out toolbar. The Slim version does not contain the toolbar.
Also available:
►CCleaner Standard
►CCleaner portable (Take it on a USB stick with you)
►CCEnhancer (Adds support for over 270 new programs to CCleaner
My note: An MG favourite. Excellent rating out of 5.00

SpeedFan 4.45 Final
http://www.majorgeeks.com/SpeedFan_d337.html
Size: 2.00 MB License: Freeware Requires: Win XP/2003/08/Vista/Windows7 Downloaded: 904158 Times Rating: 4.74 (1107 votes)
SpeedFan is a program that monitors voltages, fan speeds and temperatures
Quote:
in computers with hardware monitor chips. SpeedFan can even access S.M.A.R.T. info and show hard disk temperatures.
Features:
• handle almost any number of South Bridges
• handle almost any number of hardware monitor chips
• handle almost any number of temperature readings
• handle almost any number of voltage readings
• handle almost any number of fan speed readings
• handle almost any number of PWMs
My note: Excellent rating out of 5.00

From Off Base today, go to the MG Home page at http://www.majorgeeks.com
ASUS: 'We run out of hard disks at the end of the month'
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/10...ofit_for_asus/
Quote:
Part of the reason for the reduction in Q4 is down to the flooding in Thailand, as the company has said it only has hard disk drive (HDD) inventory until the end of November.

"Substitutes for HDD are very few, so if the situation persists, not only notebook production will be affected but also desktops, and other component shipments will also drop," Asustek CFO David Chang told Reuters.
He added that the prices of HDDs are very mixed at the moment with some prices surging 20 to 40 per cent
My note: Buy your additional hard drives now. It may already too late to beat the price rise. One plus is that SSD's may become more available.

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Default Re: From today's MajorGeeks Home page--Nov 2011

Lots of AntiVirus Definition File Updates out today. Go to the MG Home page at http://www.majorgeeks.com for details.

Some selections, chosen for your consideration, from the MG Home page, for Friday, 4th November, 2011:

Driver Magician Lite 3.81
http://www.majorgeeks.com/Driver_Mag...ite_d5591.html
Quote:
Driver Magician offers a professional solution for device drivers backup, restoration, update and removal in Windows operating system
Size: 1.55 MB License: Freeware Requires: Win XP/2003/08/Vista/Windows7 Downloaded: 61540 Times Rating: 3.95 (42 votes)
Features:
• Back up device drivers of your computer in four modes.
• Restore device drivers from backup in one mouse click.
• Update device drivers of your PC to improve system performance and stability.
• Uninstall device drivers
• Live Update device identifier database and driver update database.
• Detect unknown devices.
• Back up more items such as My Documents and Registry.
• • • and much more
SIW (System Info) 2011.10.29
http://www.majorgeeks.com/SIW_System_Info_d4387.html
Size: 3.52 MB License: Freeware Requires: Win XP/2003/08/Vista/Windows7 Downloaded: 181430 Times Rating: 4.75 (248 votes)
Quote:
SIW is a system information tool, that gathers detailed information about your system properties and settings. It includes detailed specs for CPU, Network, TCP/IP, Memory, Hardware, Users, Network Shares, and more
McAfee Fake Alert Stinger 10.2.0.360
http://www.majorgeeks.com/McAfee_Fak...ger_d7040.html
Size: 7.02 MB License: Freeware Requires: Win XP/2003/08/Vista/Windows7 Downloaded: 29466 Times Rating: 2.7 (10 votes)
Quote:
Fake-Alert software, also called fake AV or rogue anti-virus software, is malware that masquerades as a legitimate security application. The Fake Alert Stinger uses “Super Scan” mode for detection and remediation targeted specifically at fake-alert threats. Thanks "noesckey"
Super Scan achieves the following:
• Terminates malicious processes that hinder anti-virus software from running properly
• Restarts the Windows Explorer process to remove any hooks created by malware to prevent re-infections
• Fixes file associations and other registry-based policies that are typically altered by fake-alert threats to remain active or to prevent normal use of system tools
My note: Pretty poor rating, so far. Maybe this version is better.

From Site News today, go to the MG Home page at http://www.majorgeeks.com
Got Geek? Our forums do!
http://forums.majorgeeks.com/index.php?
Currently Active Users: 2261 (37 members and 2224 guests)
My note: Guests, please join MajorGeeks. It's free and you won't regret it.

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Old 11-05-11, 17:27
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Some selections, chosen for your consideration, from the MG Home page, for Saturday, 5th November, 2011:

Fresh Diagnose 8.59
http://www.majorgeeks.com/Fresh_Diagnose_d440.html
Size: 2.11 MB License: Freeware Requires: Win XP/2003/08/Vista/Windows7 Downloaded: 144576 Times Rating: 3.89 (67 votes)
Quote:
Fresh Diagnose is an utility designed to analyze and benchmark your computer system. It can analyze and benchmark many kinds of hardware, such as CPU performance, hard disk performance, video system information, mainboard information, and many more
Features:
• System Information
• System Benchmarks
Use this free software to learn more about your computer and its components, detect/diagnose any problems in your computer, and increase your computer's performance!
AMD Overdrive 4.0.5.0534
http://www.majorgeeks.com/AMD_Overdrive_d5988.html
Size: 10 MB License: Freeware Requires: Win7/Vista/XP Downloaded: 24318 Times Rating: 3.83 (12 votes)
Quote:
The critically acclaimed AMD OverDrive™ utility gives users advanced control of system performance. This utility can be used to fine tune your performance settings in real time with easy-to-use screens designed for novice to expert users.
Notepad++ 5.9.6.1
http://www.majorgeeks.com/Notepad_d4910.html
Size: 5.33 MB License: Freeware (GPL) Requires: Win 2000/03/08/XP/Vista/7 Downloaded: 93697 Times Rating: 4.74 (177 votes)
Quote:
Notepad++ is a free source code editor which supports several programming languages running under the MS Windows environment.
Features:
• WYSIWYG
• User Defined Syntax Highlighting
• Multi-Document Tabs
• Regular Expression Search/Replace supported
• Full Drag N' Drop supported
• Dynamic position of Views
• File Status Auto-detection
• • • and lots more
From Off Base today, go to the MG Home page at http://www.majorgeeks.com
Wine 1.3.32 released
http://www.linuxcompatible.org/news/..._released.html
Quote:
Wine 1.3.32 released
Posted by Philipp Esselbach on: 11/05/2011 08:44 AM
The Wine development release 1.3.32 is now available.
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Some selections, chosen for your consideration, from the MG Home page, for Sunday, 6th November, 2011:

WinContig 1.00
http://www.majorgeeks.com/WinContig_d5614.html
Size: 788 KB License: Freeware Requires: Win7/Vista/2K/XP Downloaded: 10099 Times Rating: 4.61 (26 votes)
Quote:
WinContig is an easy-to-use stand-alone defragmentation tool that doesn't create any installation directories or Registry entries on your computer. Its purpose is to quick defrag files without the need to defrag the whole disk. In addition, WinContig allows you to group files into profiles, and also it accepts a number of optional command-line switches that you can use to control how the program operates.
Mozilla Firefox 8.0 Final
http://www.majorgeeks.com/Mozilla_Fi...nal_d7198.html
Size: 14.0 MB License: Freeware Requires: Win XP/2003/08/Vista/Windows7 Downloaded: 6858 Times Rating: 4 (21 votes)
Quote:
Mozilla Firefox is a free and open source Web browser descended from the Mozilla Application Suite and managed by Mozilla Corporation. Firefox is the second most widely used browser.
To display web pages, Firefox uses the Gecko layout engine, which implements most current web standards in addition to several features that are intended to anticipate likely additions to the standards.
Yadis! 1.10.5
http://www.majorgeeks.com/Yadis_d5441.html
Size: 1.08 MB License: Freeware Requires: Win7/Vista/2K/XP Downloaded: 14336 Times Rating: 3.8 (15 votes)
Quote:
Yadis! is a free and simple backup application that protects your private information within minutes. It's intuitive design will guide you through a few steps, and before you know it, your personal data is brought in safety.
Take a look around and discover all of it's advantages...
• It's FREE
• It's small
• It's easy to use
• You can fully decide what to backup
• It copies one on one your files to almost any destination you want
In minutes, it's intuitive design will guide you through a few steps, and before you know it, your personal data is brought in safety
This Weeks Top 10 Major Geeks Downloads
Quote:
1. IObit Malware Fighter
2. Win7codecs
3. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware
4. x64 Components
5. Mozilla Firefox 8.0 Final
6. Advanced SystemCare Free
7. PC De-Crapifier
8. SpywareBlaster
9. Advanced SystemCare 5 Beta 3.0 Build 1025
10. ImgBurn
My note: Go to http://www.majorgeeks.com and scroll down until you see the heading in the left hand side column. You can then click on the program/s you are interested in for the MG link.

From Off Base today, go to the MG Home page at http://www.majorgeeks.com
Windows 8 Pre-Beta Build Screenshots Leaked
http://www.ntcompatible.com/news/sto...ts_leaked.html
Windows 8 Pre-Beta Build Screenshots Leaked
Quote:
Posted by Philipp Esselbach on: 11/06/2011 09:56 AM
The Windows 8 Beta blog posted a story that new Windows 8 Pre-Beta Build screenshot has been leaked on the Internet
This is the first time that the Windows 8 Pre Beta Build Screenshots have been leaked over the web.As we all know that the beta release is still months away but according to Winunleaked which leaked screenshots of the Pre Beta Build of Windows 8 featuring Start Screen Color Customization in the upcoming windows offering.
This feature will allow the users to change the Color of the Start Screen slider so that people can choose Custom Color for their Start Screens courtesy the instant color picker,however it will not allow to check the background picture of the Start Screen.
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Default Re: From today's MajorGeeks Home page--Nov 2011

Lots of AntiVirus Definition File Updates out today.
Go to the MG Home page at http://www.majorgeeks.com for links.

Some very interesting programs and updates today. Too many for me to list them here. Make sure you visit the MG Home page for the links.

I try to keep my suggestions down to 3-5 selections to keep space to a reasonable size. Today's selections are only a portion of those shown at www.majorgeeks.com and only at a particular time of the day.
Some may be added after I review the days listings. If they have been listed previously, then this listing is the latest upgrade.

Some selections, chosen for your consideration, from the MG Home page, for Monday, 7th November, 2011:

TED Notepad 6.0.1
http://www.majorgeeks.com/TED_Notepad_d5331.html
Size: 163 KB License: Freeware Requires: Win XP/2003/Vista/Windows7 Downloaded: 8329 Times Rating: 4.23 (17 votes)
Quote:
TED Notepad is a chrome-less text editor. There are no toolbars, no sidebars, no fancy-looking gadgets. However, there is a large variety of features, settings and text-processing tools that could bring your typing, text-working or coding to the next level.
• Several innovative auto-completions
• Advanced and automated clipboarding
• Enhanced searching/replacing
• Swiss army knife for text processing
• Even more features and settings
As it is, TED Notepad is particularly targeted to advanced users with non-trivial demands and tasks. To discover its true power, you might need to learn a thing or two. Once you do, you won't type, you'll ted-it...
Picture Resizer 6.0
http://www.majorgeeks.com/Picture_Resizer_d5594.html
Size: 3.88 KB License: Freeware Requires: Win XP/2003/08/Vista/Windows7 Downloaded: 7168 Times Rating: 4.75 (4 votes)
Quote:
Picture Resizer is an easy-to-use utility for batch resizing of JPG pictures and photos. Drag and drop JPG files or folders with JPG files on the application icon and they will be resized and saved next to the originals
lastpass 1.80.0
http://www.majorgeeks.com/lastpass_d6185.html
Size: 9.46 MB License: Freeware Requires: Win XP/2003/Vista/Windows7 Downloaded: 9540 Times Rating: 4.52 (19 votes)
Quote:
The Last Password You'll Have To Remember.
lastpass is a freeware password manager that will surely make your browsing a lot easier and much more secure.
• Generate strong passwords, knowing you'll only have to remember one.
• Log into your favorite websites with just one click
• Access and manage your important data from multiple workstations seamlessly
Core Temp 1.0 RC2
http://www.majorgeeks.com/Core_Temp_1.0_RC2_d7258.html
Size: 155 KB License: Freeware Requires: Win XP/2003/08/Vista/Windows7 Downloaded: 357 Times Rating: 3.66 (3 votes)
Quote:
Core Temp is a compact, no fuss, small footprint program to monitor CPU temperature. You can see in real time how the CPU temperature varies when you load your CPU. This is the latest beta for testing.
Core Temp also has a logging feature, allowing a user to easily record the temperature of his processor(s) over any period of time, then the data can be easily transfered into an excel datasheet for easy graphing.
From Site News today, go to the MG Home page at http://www.majorgeeks.com
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Got a malware problem? Our malware removal guide has helped over 4.3 million people!
My note: chaslang has one thread with 4,388,533 reads/views alone.

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Some selections, chosen for your consideration, from the MG Home page, for Tuesday, 8th November, 2011:

GPU Monitor 5.3
http://www.majorgeeks.com/GPU_Monitor_d6910.html
Size: 553 KB License: Freeware Requires: Win7/Vista Downloaded: 8943 Times Rating: 4.66 (18 votes)
Quote:
GPU Monitor lets you monitor the most recent stats of your NVIDIA or AMD/ATI Desktop Graphic Card. It does not require any 3rd party applications.
Supported GPU's:
• NVIDIA Desktop Cards (Generation: 7,8,9,200,300,400)
• ATI Desktop Card (Generation HD 2,3,4,5 [Catalyst 9.3 or above])
• Several NVIDIA Mobile Cards
HWiNFO64 3.90
http://www.majorgeeks.com/HWiNFO64_d7005.html
Size: 2.72 MB License: Freeware Requires: Win XP/2003/08/Vista/Windows7 Downloaded: 6564 Times Rating: 5 (4 votes)
Quote:
Features:
• Comprehensive hardware information
• System health monitoring (Thermal, Voltage, Fan, Power)
• Table, Logfile, Graph, Tray, Gadget, LG LCD reporting
• Full 64-bit Application
• Text, CSV, XML, HTML, MHTML report formats
• Periodical updates
• Windows XP/Vista/Server 2003/2008/Windows 7
• Platform: 64-bit (x64 / AMD64)
• Available as HWiNFO64 SDK (Custom Client) !
• • • Also available HWiNFO32 3.90
Maxthon 3 - 3.2.1.2000
http://www.majorgeeks.com/Maxthon_3_d6286.html
Size: 21.4 MB License: Freeware Requires: Win XP/2003/08/Vista/Windows7 Downloaded: 24888 Times Rating: 4.03 (64 votes)
Quote:
Maxthon Browser is a powerful tabbed browser built for all users. Besides basic browsing functionality, Maxthon Browser provides a rich set of features to improve your surfing experience. It can open multiple Web pages in just one window.
Features:
• Online Favorites Service:
• Tabbed Browsing:
• Mouse Gestures
• Super Drag&Drop:
• Ad Hunter:
• Fully Customizable:
From Off Base today, go to the MG Home page at http://www.majorgeeks.com
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• Enable, Use, and Disable Safe Mode in Windows 8
• Analyst predicts Windows 8 running 'Ultrabook Touch
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Lots of AntiVirus Definition File Updates for November 9, 2011.
Go to the MG Home page for the listings.

Some selections, chosen for your consideration, from the MG Home page, for Wednesday, 9th November, 2011:

MRUClear 1.6
http://www.majorgeeks.com/MRUClear_d4650.html
Date: 2011-11-09 Size: 1.08 MB License: Freeware Requires: Win XP/2003/Vista/Windows7 Downloaded: 12498 Times Rating: 4.37 (8 votes)
Quote:
You view and clear the Windows MRU Lists. Windows saves the last used files and carried out functions of every user. These lists are not saved in a file but in the registry. Every User can view the lists.
You delete the traces in windows system.
My note: An up-to-date replacement program for MRU-Blaster?

Screenshot Captor 2.102.01
http://www.majorgeeks.com/Screenshot_Captor_d5600.html
Size: 8.89 MB License: Freeware Requires: Win XP/2003/Vista/Windows7 Downloaded: 14140 Times Rating: 4 (21 votes)
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Screenshot Captor was designed for grabbing screenshots with minimal intervention. Supports tons of image capture methods, including full screen, multimon workspace, arbitrary regions, fixed sized areas, or gdi objects. Suppors gif, png, jpg, tiff and others. Easily embeds user coments in any image type.
Features:
• Optimized for taking lots of screenshots with minimal intervention - super efficient workflow.
• Smart autonaming of files, and ability to embed textual comments in files; automatic image file versioning - with tons of options for automatically naming the file and inserting comments.
• Great multi-monitor support.
• Highly configurable to make it work the way you want it to; stays out of your way in the system tray.
• Lots of capture modes: Multimon, Desktop, Active Window, Region, Windows Object. Each mode has a hotkey for quick access.
• • • and lots more
Microsoft Security Releases ISO Image November, 2011
http://www.majorgeeks.com/Microsoft_...ge__d5726.html
Size: 3.70 GB License: Freeware Requires: Win 2000/03/08/XP/Vista/7 Downloaded: 53052 Times Rating: 3.61 (18 votes)
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This DVD5 ISO image file contains the security updates for Windows released on Windows Update on November 8, 2011. The image does not contain security updates for other Microsoft products.
This DVD5 image contains the following updates:
•Windows 7
•Windows 7 for x64-based Systems
•Windows Embedded Standard 7
•Windows Embedded Standard 7 for x64-based Systems
• • • and lots more
From Site News today, go to the MG Home page at http://www.majorgeeks.com
Microsoft Office 2010: Tips and Tricks - Limited Time Offer - Free for the next week
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Some selections, chosen for your consideration, from the MG Home page, for Thursday, 10th November, 2011:

Freemake Video Downloader 2.2.0.4a
http://www.majorgeeks.com/Freemake_V...der_d6554.html
Size: 1.68 MB License: Freeware Requires: Win7/Vista/2K/XP Downloaded: 44563 Times Rating: 4.34 (58 votes)
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Download videos from YouTube, Hulu, Vevo, Facebook, MTV, ComedyCentral, Vimeo and 40+ sites, extract lossless audio, convert online videos to AVI, MKV, MP3, iPod, iPhone, PSP, Android with our free video downloader!
• This is Free Video Downloader.
• 30+ Sites Support
• Youtube Downloader & Converter
• Facebook Video Downloader
• Get MP3 from YouTube, Facebook & MTV Videos
• Conversion to AVI
• HD & 4K Video Downloader
• Friends' Private Videos Access
Also out today:
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►Tweaking.com - Repair Windows Sidebar/Gadgets 1.5.0
►Tweaking.com - Repair Volume Shadow Copy Service 1.5.0
►Tweaking.com - Repair CD/DVD Missing/Not Working 1.5.0
►Tweaking.com - Kill Frozen Programs 1.0.0
My note: Go to http://www.majorgeeks.com and scroll down until you see the headings. You can then click on the program/s you are interested in for the MG link/s.

Microsoft Download Manager 1.2.1 Build 2044
http://www.majorgeeks.com/Microsoft_...ger_d7270.html
Size: 1.33 MB License: Freeware Requires: Win XP/2003/08/Vista/Windows7 Downloaded: 635 Times Rating: 5 (1 votes)
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The Microsoft Download Manager will enable you to download files from the Internet in a more reliable and faster way than using a browser alone.
The Download Manager has been specifically designed to manage file downloads from supporting Microsoft Web sites in a secure and reliable way.

Once started, the Download Manager displays an easy-to-use interface that shows the status of downloads and enables you to resume downloads if they have failed. The Microsoft Download Manager currently supports downloads from Web addresses starting with http://.
System Explorer 3.6.0
http://www.majorgeeks.com/System_Explorer_d6381.html
Size: 1.75 MB License: Freeware Requires: Win7/Vista/XP Downloaded: 63511 Times Rating: 4.89 (99 votes)
Quote:
Detailed informations about Tasks, Processes, Modules, Startups, IE Addons, [B]Uninstallers, Windows, Services, Drivers, Connections and Opened Files
Features:
• Detailed information about Tasks, Processes, Modules,
• Startups, IE Addons, Uninstallers, Windows, Services,
• Drivers, Connections and Opened Files.
• Easy check of suspicious files via VirusTotal, Jotti
• service or our File Database.
• Easy monitoring of processes activities and System changes.
• • • and lots more
My note: Almost perfect rating, out of 5.00

From News today, go to the MG Home page at http://www.majorgeeks.com
Feds: Cyber Criminals Hijacked 4 Million Computers
http://www.majorgeeks.com/story.php?id=31560
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According to Yahoo:
"An Eastern European pack of cyber thieves known as the Rove group hijacked at least four million computers in over 100 countries, including at least half a million computers in the U.S., to make off with $14 million in "illegitimate income" before they were caught, federal officials announced today.

The malware allegedly used in the "massive and sophisticated scheme" also managed to infect computers in U.S. government agencies including NASA and targeted the websites for major institutions like iTunes, Netflix and the IRS -- forcing users attempting to get to those sites to different websites entirely, according to a federal indictment unsealed in New York today.
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2 really big downloads and 2 really small downloads plus lots of AntiVirus Definition File Updates out today, November 11, 2011

Some selections, chosen for your consideration, from the MG Home page, for Friday, 11th November, 2011:

SearchMyFiles 1.81
http://www.majorgeeks.com/SearchMyFiles_d6716.html
Size: 64.4 KB License: Freeware Requires: Win XP/2003/08/Vista/Windows7 Downloaded: 5188 Times Rating: 4.5 (10 votes)
Quote:
SearchMyFiles is an alternative to the standard "Search For Files And Folders" module of Windows. It allows you to easily search files in your system by wildcard, by last modified/created/last accessed time, by file attributes, by file content (text or binary search), and by the file size.
SearchMyFiles is portable, and you can use it from a USB flash drive without leaving traces in the Registry of the scanned computer.
Using SearchMyFiles
SearchMyFiles doesn't require any installation process or additional DLL files. In order to start using it, simply run the executable file - SearchMyFiles.exe
Parted Magic 11.11.11
http://www.majorgeeks.com/Parted_Magic_d6107.html
Size: 180 MB License: Freeware Requires: Win All Downloaded: 38328 Times Rating: 4.80 (47 votes)
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The Parted Magic OS employs core programs of GParted and Parted to handle partitioning tasks with ease, while featuring other useful programs (e.g. Partition Image, TestDisk, fdisk, sfdisk, dd, and ddrescue) and an excellent set of documentation to benefit the user
Features:
• Format internal and external hard drives.
• Format internal and external hard drives.
• Move, copy, create, delete, expand & shrink hard drive partitions.
• Format internal and external hard drives.
• Clone your hard drive, to create a full backup.
• Test hard drives for impending failure.
• Test memory for bad sectors.
• Benchmark your computer for a performace rating.
• Securely erase your entire hard drive, wiping it clean from all data.
• Gives access to non-booting systems allowing you to rescue important data.
• Runs from the CD, no install required.
My note: An excellent rating for this "dangerous" type of program.

ZoneAlarm Free 10.1.065.000
http://www.majorgeeks.com/ZoneAlarm_Free_d388.html
Size: 148 MB License: Freeware Requires: Win7/Vista/XP Downloaded: 601855 Times Rating: 3.46 (1241 votes)
Quote:
For basic, "no frills" firewall protection, ZoneAlarmฎ is the popular first step for many home PC users. And it's still FREE* for individual & non-profit use.
Editors Note:
Be sure to check the box for the free firewall from the installer or you will download the 15 day trial version.
My note: 148 meg download, nowadays.

Don't Sleep 2.44
http://www.majorgeeks.com/Dont_Sleep_d6671.html
Size: 37.6 KB License: Freeware Requires: Win XP/2003/08/Vista/Windows7 Downloaded: 13398 Times Rating: 4.53 (32 votes)
Quote:
Don't Sleep is a small portable program to prevent system shutdown, Standby, Hibernate, Turn Off and Restart. Don't Sleep does not have to be installed and can be executed easily from the desktop, and can be carried on a small usb-stick or other memory device
Don't Sleep does not have to be installed and can be executed easily from the desktop, and can be carried on a small usb-stick or other memory device.
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►Majorgeeks YouTube: Using Tweaking.com - Simple Performance Boost
►677,145 views on YouTube! Thank you!
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Some selections, chosen for your consideration, from the MG Home page, for Saturday, 12th November, 2011:

Right Click Enhancer 2.2.2
http://www.majorgeeks.com/Right_Clic...cer_d7014.html
Size: 2.58 MB License: Freeware Requires: Win7/Vista/XP Downloaded: 8753 Times Rating: 4.15 (19 votes)
Quote:
Right Click Enhancer gives you power to control the ultimate right click menu everyone use every day. Right Click Enhancer allows you to edit your right click menu in the way you want. Now with help of this wonderful tool you can add some good stuffs to your right click context menu.
As name tells this part of a Right Click Enhancer does some tweaks stuff. All of this tweaks are very useful for everyday work. It makes your life easier. All of the tweaks are listed below with there functionality.
(1) Copy To Folder & Move To Folder
(2) Create or Print File List
(3) Encrypt & Decrypt
(4) Open In Notepad
(5) Open file location
(6) Administrator Command Prompt
(7) God Mode & System Configuration Utility
(8) Problem Step Recorder (Windows 7)
Kingsoft Spreadsheets Free 2012 8.1.0.3008
http://www.majorgeeks.com/Kingsoft_S...012_d7187.html
Size: 40.5 MB License: Freeware Requires: Win XP/2003/08/Vista/Windows7 Downloaded: 534 Times Rating: 5 (2 votes)
Quote:
Kingsoft Spreadsheets Free 2012 is a worksheet application alternative to Microsoft Excel that offers a wide range of easy to use features that suits both beginners and advanced users.
Kingsoft Spreadsheets will open and save documents from a wide variety of formats, including the latest version of Microsoft Excel in addition to its own document format. This saves money on software purchases while maintaining compatibility and high performance. These factors ensure that Kingsoft Spreadsheets is ideal for everyone.
Auslogics Disk Defrag 3.3.0.1
http://www.majorgeeks.com/Auslogics_...rag_d5266.html
Size: 4.81 MB License: Freeware Requires: Win 2000/03/08/XP/Vista/7 Downloaded: 270054 Times Rating: 4.55 (467 votes)
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Auslogics Disk Defrag is designed for fast optimization of today's modern hard disks. Get the maximum performance out of your expensive hardware investments. And it's absolutely FREE.
Features:
• Improve computer performance and stability
• Increase your productivity - no more waiting for files to open
• Defragment disks in only a few minutes
• Useful disk fragmentation map and detailed fragmentation report
Limitations: Offers to install the Ask toolbar.
My note: This is the second update in less than 2 weeks. It is probably important to update to this version. I will be.

From Way Off Base today, go to the MG Home page at http://www.majorgeeks.com
The End of Pantyhose?
http://www.slate.com/articles/double...tinction_.html
Quote:
L’eggs has launched its first ad campaign in 15 years—but it may be too late to pull nylons back from the brink of extinction.
Whither pantyhose? For the last 15 years, sales have been going down, down, down, the victim of leg tanner, open-toed shoes, more casual dress codes, and the general fickleness of fashion. But in recent months, pantyhose makers have sighted just the faintest glimmer of hope. If hosiery sales were previously “hemorrhaging,” in the blunt words of independent retail analyst Marshal Cohen, now they have “kind of stabilized.” Buoyed by the news, the hosiery giant L’eggs has launched its first TV ad in nearly 15 years
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Some selections, chosen for your consideration, from the MG Home page, for Sunday, 13th November, 2011:

GPU Caps Viewer 1.14.4
http://www.majorgeeks.com/GPU_Caps_Viewer_d5716.html
Size: 3.42 MB License: Freeware Requires: Win7/Vista/XP Downloaded: 20820 Times Rating: 4.2 (10 votes)
Quote:
GPU Caps Viewer is a free and highly-featured tool that quickly describes the essential capabilities of your graphics card/GPU including GPU type, amount of VRAM , OpenGL API support level, OpenGL API extensions database and general system configuration, as well as a GPU-Stress-Test functionality (GPU-Burner).
Features:

• quick view of the graphics configuration
• display of the main OpenGL capabilities
• display of the OpenGL extensions supported by your graphics card
• display of the system configuration:
• GPU Burner:
• list of links related to your graphics card:
• full report in text and XML format.
GTweak 1.56
http://www.majorgeeks.com/GTweak_d7146.html
Size: 34.8 KB License: Freeware Requires: Win XP/2003/08/Vista/Windows7 Downloaded: 896 Times Rating: 3 (2 votes)
Quote:
GTweak is a command-line script that can be used for tweaking operating systems of Windows family. It has two modes of work: Wizard Mode (for average-skill users) and normal, prompt mode (also called advanced mode)
Features:
• Freeware (100% free)
• Very fast
• Portable
• Supports scripts intended for unattended installation
• Control AutoRun feature (enable/disable/restore default/apply optimal tweak)
• Hide/lock access/disable AutoRun for specific disks/check imposed drive policies
• Hide/rename Start Menu items
• Disable/enable/verify state of many other system features
• Remove Internet Explorer policies
• Imposing of many other policies
Notepad++ 5.9.6.2
http://www.majorgeeks.com/Notepad_d4910.html
Size: 5.33 MB License: Freeware (GPL) Requires: Win 2000/03/08/XP/Vista/7 Downloaded: 94979 Times Rating: 4.74 (178 votes)
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Notepad++ is a free source code editor which supports several programming languages running under the MS Windows environment.
Features:
• WYSIWYG
• User Defined Syntax Highlighting
• Multi-Document Tabs
• Regular Expression Search/Replace supported
• Full Drag N' Drop supported
• Dynamic position of Views
• File Status Auto-detection
• Zoom in and zoom out
• Multi-Language environment supported
• Bookmark
• Brace and Indent guideline Highlighting
• Macro recording and playback
This Weeks Top 10 MajorGeeks Downloads
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1. IObit Malware Fighter
2. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware
3. Win7codecs
4. x64 Components
5. Adobe Flash Player
6. Advanced SystemCare 5 Beta 3.0 Build 1025
7. Windows Installer CleanUp Utility
8. SpywareBlaster
9. PC De-Crapifier
10. Tweaking.com - Windows Repair
My note: Go to http://www.majorgeeks.com and scroll down until you see the heading in the left hand side column. You can then click on the program/s you are interested in for the MG link.

Bazza

NB: For you non-MG members / visitors / guests or lurkers reading this for the first time, welcome. Check out the "Must Have Free downloads" at http://www.majorgeeks.com/page.php?id=20 for lots of good FREE stuff.

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Some very interesting programs and updates out today.
Too many for me to list them here. I try to keep my suggestions down to 3-5 selections to keep space to a reasonable size.
If they have been listed previously, then this listing is the latest upgrade.
For lots more programs and updates, today, goto www.majorgeeks.com)

Lots of AntiVirus Definition File Updates, today, November 14, 2011

Some selections, chosen for your consideration, from the MG Home page, for Monday, 14th November, 2011:

iTunes 10.5.1.42
http://www.majorgeeks.com/iTunes_d5285.html
Size: 67.2 MB License: Freeware Requires: Win XP/2003/08/Vista/Windows7 Downloaded: 91951 Times Rating: 3.39 (157 votes)
Quote:
iTunes is an audio player for playing and organizing digital music files, and purchasing digital music files in the FairPlay digital rights management format. The iTunes Music Store is the component of iTunes through which users can purchase digital music files from within iTunes.
Features:
• Follow your favorite artists:
• Follow your friends. Find new music.
• Stay up to date on who, what, when, and where.
• Where listening, watching, and playing start:
• Apple TV
MusicBee 1.2.4218
http://www.majorgeeks.com/MusicBee_d5962.html
Size: 22.4 MB License: Freeware Requires: Win XP/2003/Vista/Windows7 Downloaded: 31309 Times Rating: 4.74 (43 votes)
Quote:
If you are looking for an application geared toward managing extensive music collections, easy to use and with a comprehensive feature set - MusicBee is that application
CintaNotes 1.5.2
http://www.majorgeeks.com/CintaNotes_d6756.html
Size: 1.23 MB License: Freeware Requires: Win 2000/03/08/XP/Vista/7 Downloaded: 2415 Times Rating: 4.18 (16 votes)
Quote:
CintaNotes is your essential assistant in the daily task of organizing information, such as your own thoughts and ideas, article excerpts, blog postings, quotes from famous people, research data, curious facts, Wikipedia entries, you name it.
Features:
• Can clip text from anywhere.
• Fast as-you-type searching
• No sticky notes clutter
• Run it from your flash drive
SIV (System Information Viewer) 4.23
http://www.majorgeeks.com/SIV_System...wer_d4779.html
Size: 3.67 MB License: Freeware Requires: Win XP/2003/08/Vista/Windows7 Downloaded: 64982 Times Rating: 4.84 (96 votes)
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SIV by Ray Hinchliffe. 'System Information Viewer' is a general Windows utility for displaying lots of useful Windows, Network and hardware info - CPU info, PCI info, PCMCIA info, USB info SMBus info, SPD info, Machine Info, Hardware Sensors, Networked computers, Operating System Information and more.
My note: Almost perfect rating. One I use.

From Off Base today, go to the MG Home page at http://www.majorgeeks.com
Review: Latest Intel Core i7 Gives New Meaning To 'Extreme'
http://www.crn.com/news/components-p...FBA**.ecappj02
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At the Intel Developer Forum, 2011 in San Francisco last September, the chip maker unveiled the DX79SI, its most enthusiast-friendly motherboard to date. And with Monday's release of the Intel (NSDQ:INTC) Core i7 3960X, there's now a processor and liquid cooling system to match.

The six-core 3960X is built around the LGA 2011 (a.k.a. Socket R), a new processor socket that's meant to replace the venerable LGA 1366 (Socket B). With 645 more pins, Socket R allows processors to take on memory management and other northbridge duties, and supports four channels of DDR3 memory at speeds up to 1600 MHz and a supported transfer bandwidth of 43GBps, an increase of about 66 percent from the prior generation. In its eight slots, the DX79SI motherboard's maximum RAM is 64 GB.
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Some selections, chosen for your consideration, from the MG Home page, for Tuesday, 15th November, 2011:

AkelPad 4.7.0
http://www.majorgeeks.com/AkelPad_d5755.html
Size: 803 KB License: Freeware Requires: Win 2000/03/08/XP/Vista/7
Downloaded: 15170 Times Rating: 4.5 (32 votes)
Quote:
AkelPad - is an open source editor for plain text. It is designed to be a small and fast.
Features:
• Single window mode (SDI), multi window mode (MDI);
• Editing of files, which size is more than 64K (generally speaking, size isn't theoretically limited);
• Full support of Unicode strings on Unicode systems
• Support of Unicode codepages (UTF-16 little endian, UTF-16 big endian, UTF-8);
• Support of any code page installed in the system;
• Support of DOS/Windows and Unix newline formats;
• Preview file open;
• Correct pseudographics displaying;
• Editing of files with "Read Only" attribute;
• • and lots more
Free File Wiper 0.8
http://www.majorgeeks.com/Free_File_Wiper_d6913.html
Size: 114 KB License: Freeware Requires: Win7/Vista/XP Downloaded: 5138 Times Rating: 2.07 (14 votes)
Quote:
Delete files securely with this software. Just drag & drop directories and files on the trashcan and the software will erase them completely! The files will be overwritten with standard and random patterns.
Just drag & drop directories and files on the trashcan and the software will erase them completely!
The files will be overwritten with standard and random patterns.
After the wipe, the files cannot be undeleted and restored.
Up to four wipe methods (from 1 pass to 7 passes).
TCC LE 13.01.29
http://www.majorgeeks.com/TCC_LE_d4655.html
Size: 5.50 MB License: Freeware Requires: Win XP/2003/08/Vista/Windows7 Downloaded: 16810 Times Rating: 4.13 (36 votes)
Quote:
If you're frustrated by the limitations of the Windows command prompt, then TCC LE is the one command line tool you need. By adding thousands of features that Microsoft neglected, TCC LE makes the command line easy to use, providing more power and flexibility than you ever imagined.
Key Features:
• Enhanced command line editor with history, filename completion and cut & paste
• Built-in screen scrollback buffer lets you review or print output from past commands at any time
• Enhanced Directory Navigation lets you quickly browse and change directories
• Built-in file viewer includes scrolling, search, and print capabilities
• Core scripting language - large superset of CMD with 111 commands, 140 functions and 97 internal variables
• Upgraded CMD commands (e.g. DIR, COPY etc) with hundreds of additional options
• Complete flow of control structures including IF-Then-Else, DO Loops, Switch, subroutines, batch libraries, etc.
• And More
System Explorer 3.6.1
http://www.majorgeeks.com/System_Explorer_d6381.html
Size: 1.75 MB License: Freeware Requires: Win7/Vista/XP Downloaded: 64187 Times Rating: 4.90 (102 votes)
Quote:
Detailed informations about Tasks, Processes, Modules, Startups, IE Addons, Uninstallers, Windows, Services, Drivers, Connections and Opened Files.
Features:
• Easy monitoring of processes activities and System changes.
• Usage graphs of important System resources.
• Tray Hint with detailed System and Battery status
• WMI Browser and System Additional Info
• Multilanguage Support
• • and lots more
My note: Almost perfect rating, out of 5.00

XnView Full 1.98.4
http://www.majorgeeks.com/XnView_Full_d4974.html
Size: 13.7 MB License: Freeware Requires: Win XP/2003/08/Vista/Windows7 Downloaded: 98170 Times Rating: 4.63 (136 votes)
Quote:
With XnView you can quickly and easily view, process and convert image files. XnView is able to read more than 500 different formats and then convert them to other formats such as GIF, BMP, JPG, PNG, multi page TIFF.
Features:
• Import about 400 graphic file formats
• Export about 50 graphic file formats
• Multipage TIFF, Animated GIF, Animated ICO support
• IPTC, EXIF
• Resize
• Copy/Cut/Crop
• • and lots more
My note: Also available, XnView Standard 1.98.4 @ 4.34 MB

From Site News today, go to the MG Home page at http://www.majorgeeks.com
Majorgeeks YouTube: Using Piriform Defraggler

Download at http://majorgeeks.com/Defraggler_d5777.html

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Default Re: From today's MajorGeeks Home page--Nov 2011

Some selections, chosen for your consideration, from the MG Home page, for Wednesday, 16th November, 2011:

Trillian 5.1.0.15b
http://majorgeeks.com/Trillian_d680.html
Size: 20.2 MB License: Freeware Requires: Win XP/2003/08/Vista/Windows7 Downloaded: 95346 Times Rating: 4.67 (108 votes)
Quote:
Trillian is a multi-network chat client that currently supports IRC, AIM, ICQ, MSN, and Yahoo! Messenger. It supports all of the features you've come to expect from a good IM client.
Trillian is completely free with no nag screens or built-in ads.
Limitations:
This program by default will try to install
► The Weather Channel Desktop
► Ask Toolbar

You have to make sure you uncheck the install of the Weather Channel Desktop Also for Ask Toolbar you have to uncheck to items
1. Enable address bar search feature
2. I accept the license agreement and want to install the free Ask Toolbar
My note: Read all the stuff (technical term) slowly, when installing Trillian.

Freemake Video Downloader 3.0.0.0
http://majorgeeks.com/Freemake_Video...der_d6554.html
Size: 985 KB License: Freeware Requires: Win7/Vista/2K/XP Downloaded: 45403 Times Rating: 4.35 (60 votes)
Quote:
Download videos from YouTube, Hulu, Vevo, Facebook, MTV, ComedyCentral, Vimeo and 40+ sites, extract lossless audio, convert online videos to AVI, MKV, MP3, iPod, iPhone, PSP, Android with our free video downloader!
• This is Free Video Downloader
• 30+ Sites Support
• Youtube Downloader & Converter
• Facebook Video Downloader
• Get MP3 from YouTube, Facebook & MTV Videos
• Conversion to AVI
• HD & 4K Video Downloader
• Friends' Private Videos Access
Kaspersky Rescue Disk 11.13.11
http://majorgeeks.com/Kaspersky_Rescue_Disk_d6501.html
Size: 204 MB License: Freeware Requires: DOS Downloaded: 27438 Times Rating: 4.12 (31 votes)
Quote:
Boot from the Kaspersky Rescue Disk to scan and remove threats from an infected computer without the risk of infecting other files or computers.
Burn this ISO image to a CD, insert it into the infected system's CD-ROM drive, enter the PC's BIOS, set it to boot from the CD and reboot the computer.
Easily remove malicious objects from your computer without the risk of getting infected.
From Site News today, go to the MG Home page at http://www.majorgeeks.com
IOBit Releases the Long Awaited Advanced SystemCare Free 5
http://majorgeeks.com/story.php?id=31677
Quote:
IOBit has released Advanced System Care 5, an all in one utility for maintaining your computer. This newest version boasts an updated interface, compatibility with 32 and 64 bit system and many other updates and bug fixes.

You can do this simply by choosing between Quick Care or Deep Care allowing you to “set it and forget it” or get more involved. The new Active Boost feature can manage resources and monitor in the background and like most new programs can connect to the cloud.

You can grab the free version here from Majorgeeks or upgrade to the professional version for $19.95 and get more features and technical support.
My note: Get it at http://majorgeeks.com/download5927.html?2011-11-15

From Off Base today, go to the MG Home page at http://www.majorgeeks.com
7 reasons the Kindle Fire is better than the iPad
http://www.zdnet.com/blog/diy-it/7-r...n-the-ipad/278
Quote:
By David Gewirtz | November 16, 2011, 5:39am PST
To be fair, I’ve only had a few hours to tinker with the new device, but I can already say that there are a bunch of ways the Kindle Fire is better than the iPad.
Reason 1: Price
Reason 2: Flash
Reason 3: Native USB drive mode
Reason 4: PC-format document viewer
Reason 5: Free Prime video
Reason 6: Amazon integration
Reason 7: Size
Conclusion
So there you go. I’ve only just started using this, but I may actually like the device. Stay tuned for further impressions.
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Some selections, chosen for your consideration, from the MG Home page, for Thursday, 17th November, 2011:

ChrisTV Lite 5.64
http://www.majorgeeks.com/ChrisTV_Lite_d4581.html
Size: 6.05 MB License: Freeware Requires: Win All Downloaded: 95203 Times Rating: 4.6 (390 votes)
Quote:
ChrisTV Lite - The best way to control your TV Card - TV on your PC with High quality image and sound- developed by Chris P.C. srl for TV Tuners with WDM Drivers installed.
Features:
• channel autoScan with fine tuning,
• customize each channel properties,
• support for dscaler deinterlace directshow filter,
• zoom feature,
• teletext,
• winlirc Support,
• image capture,
• slideshow,
• support for more than 25 languages
• also available
►ChrisTV Standard 5.64
►ChrisTV Professional 5.64
Code Lobster PHP Edition 3.10.3
http://www.majorgeeks.com/Code_Lobst...ion_d6326.html
Size: 16.5 MB License: Freeware Requires: Win 2000/03/08/XP/Vista/7 Downloaded: 6575 Times Rating: 4.4 (5 votes)
Quote:
CodeLobster PHP Edition is a free handy editor primarily intended for creating and editing PHP, HTML, CSS, JavaScript files with support Drupal CMS, Joomla CMS, Smarty template engine and WordPress blogging platform.
Features:
• HTML editor
• HTML code inspector
• CSS editor
• JavaScript editor
• PHP editor
• PHP debugger
• SQL autocomplete
Editors Note: Free registration by email is required after 30 days, or get your free code here now
http://www.codelobster.com/scripts/regform.php
Q-Dir Portable 4.85
http://www.majorgeeks.com/Q-Dir_Portable_d6000.html
Size: 410 KB License: Freeware Requires: Win 2000/03/08/XP/Vista/7
Downloaded: 54972 Times Rating: 4.68 (127 votes)
Quote:
Q-Dir makes your files and folder easy to manage. Fast and easy access to your hard disks, network folders, USB-Stiks, floppy disks and other storage devices.
Q-Dir does not have to be installed and can be executed easily from the desktop, and can be carried on a small usb-stick or other memory device.
Features:
• Favorites: Quick access to most often used folders.
• Drag&Drop: Move files by dragging in Q-views, and other programs such as MS Explorer.
• Clipboard: Copy/ Paste between the Q-Dir directory views, and other programs such as MS Explorer.
• Folder-Type: ZIP-, FTP-,cabinet-,network-, system - folders, shortcuts ...
• Views: Large icons, tiles, list, detail, thumbnail (Vista: extra large symbols) .
• Export: to XLS, CSV, TXT, HTML.
• • • and lots more
System Monitor II 11.73
http://www.majorgeeks.com/System_Monitor_II_d6944.html
Size: 490 KB License: Freeware Requires: Win7/Vista Downloaded: 7182 Times Rating: 4.26 (15 votes)
Quote:
System Monitor II is a great gadget for Vista and Windows 7. Mainly because it combines the most important hardware information in one highly configurable interface, and because its option to launch the task manager with a double-click. That’s really helpful to check a peaking value in the task manager. The gadget is compatible with 32-bit and 64-bit editions of Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008
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Some selections, chosen for your consideration, from the MG Home page, for Friday, 18th November, 2011:

TeraCopy 2.27
http://www.majorgeeks.com/TeraCopy_d5674.html
Size: 2.54 MB License: Freeware Requires: Win XP/2003/Vista/Windows7 Downloaded: 44104 Times Rating: 4.74 (91 votes)
Quote:
TeraCopy is a compact program designed to copy and move files at the maximum possible speed, also providing you with a lot of features.
• Copy files faster
• Pause and resume file transfers
• Error recovery
• Interactive file list.
• Shell integration
My note: Excellent rating.

Quick Erase 0.4.1.416
http://www.majorgeeks.com/Quick_Erase_d7286.html
Size: 0.97 MB License: Freeware Requires: Win XP/2003/Vista/Windows7 Downloaded: 156 Times Rating: 1 (1 votes)
Quote:
Quick Erase is a powerful, reliable and versatile tool that helps you to safely and permanently destroy your sensitive information.
Quick Erase offers twelve different deletion methods that vary from fast 1 step approaches (Quick or British HMG IS5 (Baseline)), up to complex 23 passes mechanisms (Rizonesoft’s own PAYNE-3163H). Furthermore, to make the files completely untraceable, this reliable tool will also rename your overwritten data and reset its date. Using Quick Erase is as easy as pie. Simply run the application and drag the files or folders you want to get rid off over the eraser icon. After you click yes on the confirmation window, your data will “magically” vanish, never to be seen again.
My note: Worst rating I've seen. Maybe this version is better.

Advanced SystemCare Free 5.00.152 Final
http://www.majorgeeks.com/Advanced_S...ree_d5927.html
Size: 28.5 MB License: Freeware Requires: Win XP/2003/Vista/Windows7 Downloaded: 2700135 Times Rating: 4.59 (7293 votes)
Quote:
Advanced SystemCare Free has a one-click approach to help protect, repair, clean, and optimize your PC. With over 20 MILLION downloads since 2006, this fantastic, award-winning, free PC repair software is a "must-have" tool for your computer
Features:
• Scan and remove spyware and adware with the latest definition
• Prevent spyware, hijackers and bad websites from being installed
• Erase the history of all activities in your computer
• Scan and fix invalid and improper registry entries
• Detect and remove invalid startup items
• Search and Clean up unused Windows garbage
• • • and lots more
Startup Delayer 3.0.318
http://www.majorgeeks.com/Startup_Delayer_d6975.html
Size: 6.58 MB License: Freeware Requires: Win7/Vista/XP Downloaded: 9784 Times Rating: 3.38 (36 votes)
Quote:
Startup Delayer gives you the power to optimize your Startup Process by delaying applications from starting up as soon as you log into your computer.

By delaying the applications during start up, your computer becomes usable a lot faster. Startup Delayer will then start launching your delayed applications when your computer is more idle.
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The 25 Worst Passwords of 2011
http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2383890,00.asp
Quote:
Many of the passwords are sequential numbers like "12345" or "654321," while others contained messages like "letmein" and "trustno1". Even if you thought you were being clever with "qazwsx," (look at your keyboard, you'll get it) it's number 23 on the list. "Monkey," "password," and "qwerty" are ALWAYS on these lists. I know I'm preaching to the choir here but, seriously?
The 25 Worst Passwords

1. password 2. 123456 3. 12345678 4. qwerty 5. abc123

6. monkey 7. 1234567 8. letmein 9. trustno1 10. dragon

11. baseball 12. 111111 13. iloveyou 14. master 15. sunshine

16. ashley 17. bailey 18. passw0rd 19. shadow 20. 123123

21. 654321 22. superman 23. qazwsx 24. michael 25. football

Having a tough-to-crack password won't thwart a sophisticated cybercriminal, who can use other methods to breach a server in which passwords are stored. But a solid password will at least deter the lowest common denominator like a nosy partner or a low-level hacker using a dictionary attack that simply tries thousands of passwords.

If you, like me, are rather scatterbrained, perhaps it's time to invest in a password management app which generates unique passwords for you and stores them under one password-protected program. LastPass 1.72 Premium is the choice for password managers. It keeps your encrypted password collection online and works across Windows, Mac, and Linux machines. For more, see security analyst Neil Rubenking's selection of Six Great Password Managers.
Six Great Password Managers
http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2381432,00.asp
Quote:
The number of passwords we modern users must remember isn't getting any smaller. From social media to shopping sites, Web-based mail to online banking, site after site demands a username and password. Using the same password for all of them is a really, really bad idea, since a single data breach would totally wipe out your online privacy. But remembering dozens and dozens of passwords (over 200 in my case) just isn't feasible.
My note: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Passphrase
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Passphrase
Quote:
A passphrase is a sequence of words or other text used to control access to a computer system, program or data. A passphrase is similar to a password in usage, but is generally longer for added security. Passphrases are often used to control both access to, and operation of, cryptographic programs and systems.
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Default Re: From today's MajorGeeks Home page--Nov 2011

Lots of AntiVirus Definition File Updates, out today, November 19, 2011
Also a "64" bit version of Firefox. Read on.

Some selections, chosen for your consideration, from the MG Home page, for Saturday, 19th November, 2011 :-

DVD Slim Free 1.8.0.10
http://www.majorgeeks.com/DVD_Slim_Free_d7219.html
Size: 5.49 MB License: Freeware Requires: Win XP/2003/08/Vista/Windows7 Downloaded: 1304 Times Rating: 3.66 (3 votes)
Quote:
DVD Slim Free is a small and easy to use application that allows you to quickly create and print covers.
It allows you to print traditional covers for CDs, DVD, VHS, Blue Ray, Playstation Portable, PS1, PS2, PS3, PSP, Xbox, Nintendo Wii, Standard Disc Labels, Mini-discs, and something completely new, can transform a standard cover in a 14 mm SLIM 7 or 9 mm and 5 mm even SLIM SOFT, scaling proportionally individual items!
Waterfox 8.0.1
Size: 15.1 MB License: Freeware Requires: Win XP/2003/08/Vista/Windows7 Downloaded: 1662 Times Rating: 4.15 (13 votes)
Quote:
Waterfox is basically a 64-Bit version of Firefox. The Firefox source code is taken and compiled to run specifically for 64-Bit Windows computers. To make Waterfox stand out a bit more, it’s compiled with optimizations so that it will run more efficiently and faster than just compiling Firefox as a 64-Bit program.
May require Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 Redistributable Package installed.
Universal USB Installer 1.8.7.0
http://www.majorgeeks.com/Universal_...ler_d7180.html
Size: 980 KB License: Freeware Requires: Win All Downloaded: 2433 Times Rating: 4.4 (5 votes)
Quote:
Universal USB Installer is a Live Linux USB Creator that allows you to choose from a selection of Linux Distributions to put on your USB Flash Drive. The Universal USB Installer is easy to use.

Simply choose a Live Linux Distribution, the ISO file, your Flash Drive and, Click Install.

Other features include; Persistence (if available), and the ability to format the flash drive (recommended) to ensure a clean install.

When the process is completed, you will have a ready-to-run bootable USB Flash Drive that has your chosen Linux version installed on it
From Off Base today, go to the MG Home page at http://www.majorgeeks.com
Kingston Digital Launches its Fastest USB Flash Drive
http://www.hardocp.com/news/2011/11/...b_flash_drive/
Quote:
Kingston Digital, the independent world leader in memory products, today announced the Kingston DataTravelerฎ HyperXฎ 3.0. The DataTraveler HyperX 3.0 is designed for enthusiasts and gamers, and features the fastest speeds and largest capacities that Kingston has to offer in a USB Flash drive. Its high-speed eight-channel architecture provides USB 3.0 data transfer rates of up to 225MB/s read and 135MB/s write. Users can save time associated with opening, editing and copying large files and applications between devices. The fast write speeds also allow users to work on large files or applications directly from the USB 3.0 drive without performance lag.
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