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  1. krazy1

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    Re: Norton Ghost


    PQDI 7 will let you put the image on a DVD if you like and that is really nice and works great. We use Ghost here at work and I tell you I like PQDI MUCH better......
     
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    WyreTheWolf Wolfish Bastard

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    Well, star downloader is back up after a long time away... and they have a new version! still free, still has no banners, and no spyware! new feature added... something called the star basket... just drag links into the icon... and the download is added to the queue. :)
     
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    I second that Wyre! star downloader is great, thanks for turning me on to it a few months back. So easy and simple and best of all free!
     
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    Muchly agree!. Get reg version to avoid dodgy virused up versions that can be found especially on KAZAA.
     
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    Re: did anyone mention


    If you mean NORTON INTERNET and VIRUS I agree!.. If you set it to autoupdate and use thier site (Symantec) to run periodical security checks (Ports, tracking etc) you'll be surfing tighter than a clam. Oddly enough I'm running without it on this PC at the moment as I'm trying out XP Pros own firewall and security features (well why not?) However my other two PCs which come into contact (are used by) clients and teenage son have NORTON firmly in-place. Norton has mangaed to catch all sorts of nasties creeping down the wires into my PCs. Only exception was one unamed hack attack trojan but even those will manifest as errors on a scan ( always scan and update weekly ). Combine this with Mirosoft critical updates and you'll feel safe and secure.

    However always check that you have: Turned off XP firewall if using NORTON
    Upadte, update and update.
    Never turn off firewall online unless you know you are 100% stealthed
     
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    Does any know where I can get partition manger for free:)? that easy used no hassel with the system setting
     
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    Optimummind Banned

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    Here is my long list of very useful programs!!

    The following programs are the ones I install before I make an image of my boot drive partition.

    1. WinRAR: A good compression utility.

    2. NoAds: It's similar to Analog X's POW pop-up killer.

    3. Analog X Cookiewall: Cookie manager.

    4. NAV 2003: Antivirus

    5. ZoneAlarm Pro 4: Very good firewall

    6. WinStyles, WindowBlinds, Icon Packager, and CursorXP. These programs together allow you to change your Desktop theme completely. Everything from Taskbar, menus, control panel, IE bar, icons, cursors, etc. It's very easy to switch back and forth among different themes and is stable.

    7. Aida32: A great system diagnostic utility.

    8. Acronis TrueImage 6.0: This is what I use now to create an image backup of my hard drive. I tried DriveImage and Ghost before. DriveImage was a POS and Ghost was very good. Once I tried TrueImage, I've never looked back. You can even create an image while running Windows! No more boot to DOS mode. :D

    9. Alcohol 120%: Creates images from CDs and DVDs. Also, creates virtual CD/DVD drivers for emulation purposes.

    10. DivX Pro: A MPEG-4 player that's better than WMA 9.0 or others, IMHO.

    11. Fraps 2.0: You can capture screenshots of games or capture game motion at up to 30fps.

    12. Lavasoft AdAware 6.1: Adware and spyware catcher.

    13. Spybot Search and Destroy v1.2: Adware and spyware catcher.

    14. Nero Burning ROM Ultra Edition v6.0.0.15

    15. Norton Ghost 2003: Creates an image backup of your hard drive and/or partition. Ever since I discovered TrueImage, I haven't used this. ;)

    16. Offline Commander: Save any web page for later viewing. Very, very easy to use.

    17. Pest Patrol v4: Spyware and adware removal program.

    18. TweakUI: Configure your Windows installation.

    19. Diskeeper Server Edition: It works better than the home/personal version. Defragments your hard drives very quickly and thoroughly.

    20. CopyURL

    21. ChangeEXT

    22. File-Ex

    These are lots of programs installed on my computer (not counting games and office suites!) but they all play nicely with each other and have never crashed my computer.
     
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    Re: Here is my long list of very useful programs!!


    where did you get no-adds from?
     
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    Re: Re: Here is my long list of very useful programs!!

    You can find No Ads here: http://www.southbaypc.com/NoAds/
     
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    Re: Re: Re: Here is my long list of very useful programs!!


    thanks.
     
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    Automate V5

    Do you do the same sequence everytime you start your PC?? Turn on the PC, Log in, Start your e-mail, turn on the audio player, browse to your favorite website....


    Well with Automate just turn on your PC, log in and walk away and all the above will be done for you. This app has literaly TONS of options. I have it set at work so when I log in it automatically logs me into my e-mail prog and then starts my audio player and starts the music. It is a fun and cool prog to use. I even set it up so that when I hit alt+D it takes my browser right to Driver Heaven. :D
     
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    www.gpure.tk is my site with the freeware I consider most useful.

    From that list I definately recommend :
    -Rampage to manage and free up ram (a must in win9x)
    -F-Prot DOS , Antivirus , I love how small and useful it is. It's blazing fast
    - Foxmail , I love the free mail program , it's very secure and easy to use
    -Qtracker , to browse the gameservers and streaming music servers
    -Mplayer , I love that Mediaplayer , it doesn't require any codecs to be installed. Works with most videofiles.
    -Burnatonce
    -.... I lov all those apps :)

    The not freeware program that I really recommend as well is http://www.astonshell.com , it makes windows so much easier :)
     
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    XXCOPY, a Versatile File Management Utility
    http://www.xxcopy.com/index.html#download

    Summary of the XXCOPY Features
    http://www.xxcopy.com/index.html#summary

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    Core FTP Liteâ„¢ - a free FTP client http://www.coreftp.com/
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    CWShredder (Cool Web Shredder) http://www.spywareinfo.com/~merijn/downloads.html
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    SplashKiller - http://www.digitallis.co.uk/pc/SplashKiller/index.html
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    WMI Scriptomatic. (The Scriptomatic Tool)

    More info and D/L - http://www.microsoft.com/technet/treeview/default.asp?url=/technet/scriptcenter/tools/wmimatic.asp

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    Registry Compactor ($19.95) - http://www.elrise.com/registrycompactor.htm
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    PureText - http://stevemiller.net/PureText/
    (D/L - http://stevemiller.net/downloads/puretext20_x86.zip)
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    Agent Ransack - http://www.mythicsoft.com/agentransack/default.aspx
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    Restoration - http://hccweb1.bai.ne.jp/~hcj58401/
    (D/L - 193 KB - http://hccweb1.bai.ne.jp/~hcj58401/REST2514.EXE)
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    Info...

    Speed up your internet connection with DNS caching
    http://www.webattack.com/dns.html

    To configure Windows to use the local DNS server in Windows XP
    http://www.webattack.com/dns_setupxp.html

    DNS Frequently Asked Questions
    http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=291382

    Domain Name System
    http://lists.gpick.com/pages/Domain_Name_System.htm

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    Program...

    TreeWalk DNS (BIND-PE) - http://www.ntcanuck.com/
    (D/L - http://www.ntcanuck.com/downloads.htm)
    Or...

    FastCache v1.01 -
    http://www.analogx.com/contents/download/network/fc.htm
    Or...

    ExtraDNS 3.0.4 - http://www.extratools.com/
    ** Not Free - Fully operational for 30 days
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    Once you've the program installed and configured, check your firewall again..
    http://grc.com/port_53.htm - Click Probe This Port(Probe Port 53).
     
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    Online port lookup or D/L for offline use. - http://lists.gpick.com/portlist/lookup.asp
    Example..

    Port Lookup: 666

    Type: TCP
    Keyword: doom
    Description: doom Id Software
    Trojans: Attack FTP, lpdw0rm, Shadow Phyre, ServU, Satans Back Door - SBD, NokNok, Cain & Abel, Back Construction, BLA trojan, th3r1pp3rz (= Therippers), BackConstruction

    Type: UDP
    Keyword: doom
    Description: doom Id Software
    Trojans: Bla, Noknok

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    Online look up...
    The Giant Port List - http://www.keir.net/portlist.html

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    We have a very good guide for how to Remove/Clean up the spywares -
    Removing Spyware - By Zerodamage
    http://www.driverheaven.net/guides/spyware/index.htm

    Here's some info for you to Block or Shield it,
    by using Windows Uility - Hosts file,
    at first you cannot block all of them but it'll be lesser or even no more,
    just have to keep the file updating.

    Blocking Unwanted Parasites with a Hosts File..
    Dealing with Unwanted Spyware and Parasites..
    Dealing with Unwanted Pop-ups..
    and more..
    http://www.mvps.org/winhelp2002/unwanted.htm

    Blocking ads on the Internet with a list of ad server hostnames and IP addresses
    http://pgl.yoyo.org/adservers/
     
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    Intrusion Analyser for ZoneAlarm/ZoneAlarmPRO and BlackICE Defender

    VisualZone - http://www.visualizesoftware.com/
    http://visualize.phenominet.com/visualzone/visualzone.htm
    (D/L - http://visualize.phenominet.com/visualzone/visualzone_download.htm)
    VisualICE Report Utility - http://www.visualizesoftware.com/visualice/visualice.htm
     
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    pr0digal jenius Delete Me

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