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#59550 - 03/18/05 04:26 AM Free Computer Software
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Free program to view PowerPoint files.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/detai...;displaylang=en

Free program to detect Trojan Horses and Ad Linkers (Spybot)
http://www.safer-networking.org/en/download/index.html
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#59551 - 11/12/05 05:12 PM Re: Free Computer Software
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A really good way to improve the performance of your computer is by cleaning up the registry database that is in it.

Here's a story describing how various products were tested. Some were free but most cost money.
http://www.informationweek.com/story/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=171203805

and here's a link to the recommended FREE product.
JV16 Powertool
http://www.321download.com/LastFreeware/

Note: As with all of these computer programs... please don't ask me to help you. Instead post a note in the Open Discussion forum and let the club support ya. Thanks.
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#59552 - 12/05/05 04:58 AM Re: Free Computer Software
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Want to check to see if you computer memory (RAM) is faulty... here is some free software from Microsoft.

http://oca.microsoft.com/en/windiag.asp
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#59553 - 01/04/06 02:28 AM Re: Free Computer Software
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Here's the grand daddy of them all. :love: :cool2:

Have fun --- click below.
http://www.techsupportalert.com/best_46_free_utilities.htm
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#105851 - 08/16/07 03:50 AM Re: Free Computer Software [Re: Bill Barker]
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An update of three good programs from Wayne.

1. Spyware Doctor has teamed up with Google and offers..

http://pack.google.com

2. Trend Micro House... http://housecall.tremdmicro.com

3. Grisoft has expanded its freeware offerings with...

http://free.grisoft.com
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#119320 - 04/14/08 02:53 PM Re: Free Computer Software [Re: Bill Barker]
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And a pretty cool link---

Where to find the cheapest Gasoline in YOUR area (by zip code)!
http://autos.msn.com/everyday/gasstations.aspx?zip=&src=Netx

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#119393 - 04/15/08 04:34 PM Re: Free Computer Software [Re: Bill Barker]
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Hey Bill,

Pretty informative. Not exactly "entertaining" reading being reminded I'm paying about $3.45. But it does "prove" I'm buying at just about the lowest price in my area....

Thanks for the info.

Bill.
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#119397 - 04/15/08 05:16 PM Re: Free Computer Software [Re: 42bill]
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OK to anybody out there. I just lost my virus protection [hit the wrong button]and was wondering if there is a good free one out there some place. Thanks.
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#119426 - 04/16/08 12:52 AM Re: Free Computer Software [Re: jerrygolf]
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Another good website for the lowest gas prices in your area is:

www.gasbuddy.com
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#141715 - 04/23/09 03:01 PM Re: Free Computer Software [Re: Dr David]
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A Good, free Virus scanner is AVG

http://free.avg.com/

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#141772 - 04/24/09 10:05 AM Re: Free Computer Software [Re: shawng]
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Just recently AVG went off the free list and they wont be doing updates for 7.5. I am now using "Avast" which I think is in the free list and it does a update each time the computer is turned on.
Tony
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#141774 - 04/24/09 11:41 AM Re: Free Computer Software [Re: tonyw]
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AVG still has a free version and it is up to 8.5. you just have to snake through their website to find it.
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#181327 - 08/21/10 05:43 PM Re: Free Computer Software [Re: Bill Barker]
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Want to build an AVATAR quick and easily?
Want to add a "watermark" to some of your photos?

Here's a great site to do it... and best of all, it's FREE.

http://cranno.com/
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#241761 - 05/03/12 02:26 AM Re: Free Computer Software [Re: Bill Barker]
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For many years, I've been a fan of the Microsoft "Power Toy" programs that they provide for free. Usually these were only enjoyed by techies.

Recently I was looking for a cheap way to transfer files between two hard drives - but I wanted them to synchronize - not just copy. After nearly getting snookered by some "Free" programs that had massive mandatory advertisement "hooks", I finally found this Microsoft "power toy" that works perfectly - and it's FREE.

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=15155

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#264096 - 12/13/12 11:14 PM Re: Free Computer Software [Re: ED1938]
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A good (Free) program to see what components are inside your computer.
http://www.piriform.com/speccy

And a second one that is also Free:
http://www.cpuid.com/softwares/cpu-z.html

Use these if you are going to add Memory (RAM) to your computer. Or if you want to see the harddrive information or the graphics card info, etc.

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#287887 - 08/29/13 10:12 PM Re: Free Computer Software [Re: Bill Barker]
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Need to DELETE your membership from a service? Here's a place to find out how for hundreds of sites.

http://justdelete.me/
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#294423 - 11/21/13 12:51 PM Re: Free Computer Software [Re: Bill Barker]
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RE Gasoline prices.

Thanks for the posts about prices.

At Murphy (Walmart) if you use their card, you can get 3 cents off the advertised pump price. Which makes it currently 309.9 instead of 312.9 in Fayetteville, NC.

I think there is 10 cents off if you use their credit card. Or buy a couple soft drinks of some kind. I'm not so sure about the details of this part. I just use the Walmart card and keep some money on it.

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