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Installed it on a WinXP box with some difficulty so can't comment on quality but Glarysoft has decent rep generally.  Hoping it'll record Hulu.

One day only so get it free while you can.

Good one, Curt.  Just installed over old version and copy/pasted new reg code.  Haven't used this often but still nice tool as a backup.

Found Deals and Discounts / Re: Ad Muncher - half off
« on: July 14, 2012, 05:10 AM »
I never got around to using it, any experiences with it these days on recent windows version?

It not working is the exception rather than the rule.  For instance, it still doesn't filter encrypted (https) sites, there's a particular ad on my portal that it can't handle, and a very few scattered others.  Configuring "My Filters" for non-browser applications is a bit tricky but author always seemed committed to help in all support issues I've raised.

Found Deals and Discounts / Ad Muncher - half off
« on: July 13, 2012, 05:05 AM »
July 13, 2012 - We're celebrating! We've been working extremely hard on v4.93, and to celebrate finally making it available we're running our biggest sale ever!  We've halved the price of all Ad Muncher licenses, including renewals for the next seven days. Just use the coupon code "BiggestSaleEver" when purchasing.

I hate ads and have been using this ad killer for years now.  Yeah, I know; Ad blocker for Firefox is free and works well but Ad Muncher works globally (not FF-specific).  What's more, author is unusually responsive answering support questions and that's half the value in software.

General Software Discussion / Re: Fileforum.Betanews alternative
« on: June 29, 2012, 05:03 AM »
Has anyone run across a tool to replace BN yet?

Since March, BN has apparently resumed service fully as previously posted.  Are you reluctant to use them again?  An alternative, though not complete, is  Used them to monitor a vendor site but updates became too frequent so had to cancel change alerts.


Another video converter for the toolbox.

Site also offers free utility programs - or should I call them "apps" now? - daily.  Most just take-up precious disk space but some are genuinely handy. See Windows software of the day under Discoveries of the Day.

Found Deals and Discounts / Norton Identity Safe -- Free Download
« on: April 30, 2012, 09:38 AM »
Norton is offering Norton Identity Safe, a password manager free forever. Just download the software and install. Also warns you about rogue websites.

I used to use Access Manager Free and now use KeePass but free stuff is hard to pass up especially if it's from a reputable company.  Have mostly found Norton products to be bloatware, however.

You guys are probably right.  Maybe he was having temporary personal issues or something.

FWIW, I'm encountering two issues:
1) "Notify me when a new WinPatrol is released" hasn't worked for me.  I never get a new release email even though I signed-up at least of couple of times; and 2) when I install a new version - after checking manually! - the old version still shows under installed programs, so it shows both the old and the newly installed versions.  Have used Revo to delete old version's entry.  New versions of the majority (if not all) programs I have on my systems overwrite old version install entries under installed programs.  Appears WinPatrol requires that I always uninstall the old version before I update it with the new.

Otherwise, WP+ has performed as advertised.

As a WinPatrol Plus user, sent author support questions over a month ago, twice, and still haven't heard back.  In contrast, I ask Mouser a question about ScreenshotCaptor and it's answered five minutes later.   

Found Deals and Discounts / 2012 Digiarty Software Giveaway
« on: April 09, 2012, 11:49 AM »

According to, "From April 11-15 only, the makers of WinX DVD Copy Pro, are giving away free copies of their program that allows you to make backup copies of DVD discs you own for safekeeping."

Downloaded free winx-hd-converter-deluxe today.  Just wonder if this'll expire after a year and how much spam is involved.

137  Hasn't been updated apparently since September, 2006 but functions well anyway, is free and checks GMAIL accounts.

General Software Discussion / Re: Fileforum.Betanews alternative
« on: March 19, 2012, 11:03 AM »
Received multiple software update notices today from "[email protected]"  Couldn't believe it.  They're so darn handy that can't help but hope they're really back.

Godzilla - the biggest, most monstrous of them all.

Sorry to get off topic but my favorite too.  Have four Godzira movies in my collection. 

Needed a .pdf conversion program a while back.  Downloaded trial of another one that didn't work well and was overpriced so used it once and uninstalled it.  PDFZilla offered too much utility to pass up and generally trust Ashraf's reviews so added it to my software hoard.   

Found Deals and Discounts / Re: gaotd - XYplorer 10.80 2/6/12
« on: February 06, 2012, 04:04 PM »
After installing on a flash drive and configuring it, have found this version to be a suitable alternative to Powerdesk 7, a file management utility I've used for a long time.  Kind of glad also to no longer patronize Avanquest, marketer of Powerdesk.  

Thing about these GOTD programs though as I'm sure many of you have found, is that they can't be reinstalled after a system trash.  Have also found that the reg codes on some programs have mysteriously vanished due to over-aggressive registry scrubbing; my fault I guess.  Best action, of coarse, is to just buy the program at a discount which is often offered.

General Software Discussion / Re: Fileforum.Betanews alternative
« on: December 21, 2011, 10:58 AM »
Thanks for the TechTracker tip.  Since it works by scanning the software installed on user's computer and alerts user when updates are available, it seems to be a variant of Secunia PSI which has served me very well.

Beauty of F.B was that nothing needed to be installed.  User simply added programs to wish list on site and was notified of updates.

From the lack of responses so far, there appears to be no real alternative.  Guess F.B business model wasn't profitable.

General Software Discussion / Fileforum.Betanews alternative
« on: December 20, 2011, 11:00 AM »
Depended on automatic email alerts to track software updates on my program watch list but they've apparently discontinued that service.

Can anyone suggest a good alternative?

Found Deals and Discounts / Re: 24-Hours Giveaway - VX Search Pro
« on: October 23, 2011, 12:33 PM »
Unlock key worked okay, thanks for the software.

Will try this out vs. Everything search engine

Found Deals and Discounts / Re: Softmaker Office 2010 discount
« on: October 13, 2011, 10:57 AM »
LibreOffice 3.4 - free.  Why pay?

An alternative would be to use TinyPic where an account isn't required.

Thanks for checking.  Unfortunately, ZUploader's permission needs are a fatal drawback.  Call me paranoid, but don't want to risk anybody messing with my files.

Yikes.  Attempted to configure ZUploader to use my Photobucket account but don't like that it'll be trusted enough to view, delete or modify album files.  Only want to allow uploads.

Great idea.  Never realized that many of the screenshots I take do end-up on photobucket.  Integration into SC saves a step.

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