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Postby Little_Devil on Thu Sep 04, 2008 10:49 pm

http://www.desksave.de/

Desktop Saver.

I use this and save the desktop at different resolutions, very useful for when you install new graphics drivers, which changes your desktop layout back to standard with all the icons crammed over to one side of the screen.

I like to have my desktop ordered in a certain way with different tools grouped together on different parts of the screen.


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Re: Big list of freeware apps!

Postby kidoo on Fri Oct 31, 2008 11:59 am

I would recommend avast, and if you really like it go for premium members, its only about £20 for 3 years protection and its amazing, the virus database is updated daily and VRDB is very good.


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Re: Big list of freeware apps!

Postby Nelsaidi on Fri Oct 31, 2008 2:40 pm

Agree, but even the free/home version is great!

Im using that, and has stopped various virusses that come by.

Also Malware antibytes or something is a great piece of software which protects you against malware, spyware etc.
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Re: Big list of freeware apps!

Postby colossuss on Wed Nov 12, 2008 9:41 am

I've been using Avast! and Comodo (Actually I was using Kerio then switched to Comodo as Kerio isn't 64bit compatible).

Both brilliant pieces of software, if you want absolute control of what programmes access the internet or other files on your PC then get Comodo.
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Re: Big list of freeware apps!

Postby Divine Archangel on Fri Mar 27, 2009 11:39 am

Ooooo pop up blockers! I need one of those cause even though I use firefox I get loads of pop ups from IE. I don't even use IE and AVG is saying that i'm free from viruses!
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Re: Big list of freeware apps!

Postby colossuss on Sat Mar 28, 2009 7:37 pm

^ Dont trust AVG or Panda ;)
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Re: Big list of freeware apps!

Postby En@ on Sat May 02, 2009 12:59 pm

Any suggestions on what anti-virus I should get?
All I have is this windows-defender :?


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Re: Big list of freeware apps!

Postby colossuss on Sun May 03, 2009 2:00 pm

En@ wrote:Any suggestions on what anti-virus I should get?
All I have is this windows-defender :?

Avast, its free, http://lmgtfy.com/?q=avast+home+edition
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Re: Big list of freeware apps!

Postby GazNET on Sun May 10, 2009 3:29 pm

It's not free, but NOD32 Antivirus would be my recommendation:

http://www.eset.co.uk/Products/AntiVirus
Sector Clear!
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Re: Big list of freeware apps!

Postby Athrun_Talan on Mon Jul 13, 2009 9:42 am

colossuss wrote:Avast, its free, http://lmgtfy.com/?q=avast+home+edition


I would recommend Avast also, I migrated to it after using AVG for a couple of years (AVG eventually put me off due to finding false positives in just about everything, including half my games at one point or another). Avast has never been a problem, although I recommend turning the sounds it uses off, unless you'd like to fall out of your chair the first time it finds something :lol:
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Re: Big list of freeware apps!

Postby Deathtaker27 on Wed Jul 15, 2009 10:58 pm

for music i love spotify brilliant free music streaming all you need

and loads of choice

http://www.spotify.com
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Re: Big list of freeware apps!

Postby Conan on Fri Jul 17, 2009 10:21 am

http://www.gomlab.com/eng/GMP_download.html

GOM Player. It's the player I use to play my movies, whether DVD or downloaded. It's excellent, and if you don't have the codec needed it just goes and finds it for you.
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Re: Big list of freeware apps!

Postby Little_Devil on Tue Sep 29, 2009 6:23 pm

http://www.pcdecrapifier.com/home

PC Decrapifier removes unwanted programs, such as that trial stuff you download then can't get rid of :P
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Re: Big list of freeware apps!

Postby SWaG on Tue Sep 29, 2009 7:31 pm

Programming wise you are going to be hard pressed to beat Visual Studio Express when it comes to a free C++, C# or VB.Net system.

And for the love of all thats holy remove Dev-C++; it was barely decent when it was being updated and its been dead for some time now. We spend FAR too much time deprogramming people from using that over on gamedev.net as it is.


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Re: Big list of freeware apps!

Postby Little_Devil on Wed Sep 30, 2009 1:44 pm

I will have to go through the entire list at some point and make a new list up, taking out all the crap ones and replacing with the new links. Dev-CPP was originally written by Intel and was ok at the time, but like all compilers made around that time, it is now well out of date.

MS based compilers are pretty useless for C, which is why you get people still using this compiler. Anyhow it is not only the compiler that most people want it is the IDE.
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Postby cerb on Sun Nov 08, 2009 12:01 am

Microsoft Security Essentials, free antivirus from microsoft for people who run Windows (must be a genuine copy)
http://www.microsoft.com/security_essentials/
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Re: Big list of freeware apps!

Postby Richwarf on Mon Nov 09, 2009 10:34 am

your missing xfire in IM.


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Re: Big list of freeware apps!

Postby bort on Fri Jan 15, 2010 4:15 am

Search Everything.

Great little program to search for anything on your computer. Beats Windows search hands down.

http://www.voidtools.com/
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Re: Big list of freeware apps!

Postby Anon-e-mouse on Sun Mar 25, 2012 3:53 pm

Kerio Personal Firewall is now discontinued.


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Re: Big list of freeware apps!

Postby Deathtaker27 on Sun Mar 25, 2012 6:02 pm

www.ninite.com

Not a freeware app as an easy way to install them
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