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Offline YLAP

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The best applications you've tested...
« on: March 16, 2006, 07:26:41 PM »
As we already have The worst applications tested... topic, I thought it might be usefull to open this topic. Post here your comments and opinions about worth-to-have freeware (or even shareware if you want) apps. I can be not only security-related apps  ;) Just opinions, and NO COMMERCIAL  ;D And Tech, I hope your idea was not copyrighted  ;D

All my best votes goes to avast! antivirus. It is software you most-to-have!  ;D

Another program I found usefull is AlfaClock Freeware.
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Re: The best applications you've tested...
« Reply #2 on: March 16, 2006, 07:47:25 PM »
Oh... But more is not less  ;D Sorry.  ;)

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Re: The best applications you've tested...
« Reply #3 on: March 16, 2006, 07:48:05 PM »
Well let me think about it  ::)

Of course the best is avast!  8)

And also one very usefulltool:
IzArc -> www.izarc.org ;)
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Re: The best applications you've tested...
« Reply #4 on: March 16, 2006, 09:09:40 PM »
Hello my forum friends,

The best I have tested is actually a plug-in, a tiny little add-on in IE, FF, and Flock browsers. For me it is the DrWeb hyperlink pre-scanner plug-in. A lot of free service in-browser protection.
It gave me the secure feeling back of knowing what I would find after clicking a hyperlink, second to that siteadvisor plug-in that tells me of millions of sites what amount of spam I could expect on sending an e-mail there, what kind of ad- or spyware links a site have, and why reviewers want me to go there or want me to shun a particular site. In-browser security has a future for me.

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Re: The best applications you've tested...
« Reply #5 on: March 16, 2006, 09:15:19 PM »
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No doubt, number one on my list is Avast!    :D

But also, my other security software has saved my computers many times. See below ... and recently Ewido since this computer is XP ... plus DrWeb and SiteAdvisor browser plug-ins.    :)


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Re: The best applications you've tested...
« Reply #6 on: March 16, 2006, 10:58:20 PM »
Cat and pigeons spring to mind IE7

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Re: The best applications you've tested...
« Reply #7 on: March 17, 2006, 09:38:56 PM »
Best of choice in my books....

Broswer: Could it be... Maxthon  ;)

Anti-Spyware: Would have to be... Lavasoft  ::)

Anti-Virus: Of course Avast  :-*

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Re: The best applications you've tested...
« Reply #8 on: March 18, 2006, 07:52:17 AM »
One nice little app I like is the free scientific calculator Calc98.

Another is NetMeter. It not only shows you graphically how speedy your download/upload is, but helps you pick which server to use for your downloads when you have a choice. Some are faster than others. 

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Re: The best applications you've tested...
« Reply #9 on: March 18, 2006, 08:56:22 AM »
No 1 is a no brainer = Avast
No 2 = xplorer² Tabbed win Explorer replacement on steroids
No 3= Firefox+Dr Web+ Scrapbook
No 4 = Spywareblaster
No 5 =IfranView

Funny about that they're all free
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Re: The best applications you've tested...
« Reply #10 on: March 18, 2006, 04:17:53 PM »
AutoIt, a free, open-source, BASIC-like scripting language for Windows (all versions). AutoIt scripts are my start-up manager, system monitor, hotkeys utility, auto-login utility, and 50 other uses.
http://www.hiddensoft.com/autoit3/

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Re: The best applications you've tested...
« Reply #11 on: March 18, 2006, 07:13:16 PM »
AutoIt, a free, open-source, BASIC-like scripting language for Windows (all versions). AutoIt scripts are my start-up manager, system monitor, hotkeys utility, auto-login utility, and 50 other uses.
http://www.hiddensoft.com/autoit3/
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Re: The best applications you've tested...
« Reply #12 on: March 18, 2006, 08:01:16 PM »
http://bob3160.googlepages.com/highlyrecommended
http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=16849.0

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Re: The best applications you've tested...
« Reply #13 on: March 18, 2006, 10:15:25 PM »
Avast is my all time favourite, closely followed by Kerio firewall. I really like Ewido and Spybot Search and Destroy too. If I could just get Dr Web to work with Opera I'd be a happy camper. (But I'm happy anyway ;>) - the contract's finished)

I'm about to try the latest version of Open Office on my laptop. If anyone has any tips, hints or cautions, please advise.

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Re: The best applications you've tested...
« Reply #14 on: March 19, 2006, 08:12:11 PM »
Well.  ;D
Open Office is rather cool. Still finding all its features but the word processor works as well as  MS Word. Totally free too.

I also forgot to add that Opera browser is another of the best apps I have tried. 
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