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  • ecureuil 16 Dec 2008 00:52:17 76,485 posts
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    You can do that with Picasa, can't you? I went through a list of things telling it what to check and what not to check. I haven't used it extensively yet but it's been pretty quiet so far.
  • Dirtbox 16 Dec 2008 00:54:17 77,461 posts
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    It's been a long time since I used it. I remember installing it when it forst came out and staring in horror as I realised how myuch porn was on my computer as it shuffled through every corner of my all my drives.

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  • ecureuil 16 Dec 2008 00:55:50 76,485 posts
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    Well yeah, when you first fire it up and it asks if you want it to scan all your drives, it'll go through just about everything. It didn't go through any hidden folders though.
  • Deleted user 16 December 2008 05:17:18
    Great thread! Just a couple I'd think were worth a mention - Spybot S&D, Ccleaner, Utorrent, Daemon tools, Teenspirit and, dare I say it, Steam!
  • Dirtbox 16 Dec 2008 05:19:45 77,461 posts
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    I was just re-writing it (thread is ancient) and it includes most of those, dunno what teenspirit is though. I should point out that Spybot isn't that great anymore.

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  • Deleted user 16 December 2008 05:25:11
    Dirtbox wrote:
    I was just re-writing it (thread is ancient) and it includes most of those, dunno what teenspirit is though. I should point out that Spybot isn't that great anymore.

    Give it a try. It's another media player, but the layout and ease of use, has made me stick with it for all musical needs these days.
    http://www.snapfiles.com/get/teenspirit.html
  • ecureuil 16 Dec 2008 12:31:46 76,485 posts
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    Dirtbox wrote:
    I should point out that Spybot isn't that great anymore.

    Yes, I've noticed that. What's the best one to use now?
  • Dirtbox 16 Dec 2008 12:33:58 77,461 posts
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    Malware Bytes.

    Thanks Bill, all added.

    No FF plugs though, you can make your own thread for that :)

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  • BillMurray 16 Dec 2008 14:16:36 7,605 posts
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    I'm glad i've found this thread as there's a lot of useful apps apps that i could do with.

    /marks interesting.
  • Khanivor 16 Dec 2008 18:03:57 40,359 posts
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    Aye, I'll second Malware Bytes. Kicks the shit out of spyware in safe mode. Spyware Sweeper is also good, especially for getting rid of nasty, deep malware popup shite.

    I still use Spybot for the immunization feature.

    Imgburn is good for ISO, and I still use Daemon for mounting. Mmm.
  • Deleted user 16 December 2008 18:08:09
    calibre is a great piece of software for managing ebooks.

    http://calibre.kovidgoyal.net/
  • Trowel 16 Dec 2008 18:35:42 17,425 posts
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    I'm at this very moment using Testdisk to recover files from a HDD where I destroyed the partitioning. Great relief to get my shit back.

    http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/TestDisk

    At the same time Nod32 (mentioned in your OP) is creaming off a load of viruses/trojans which doubtless caused the initial problems - all missed by McAfee on my old PC (came free with Natwest online banking, yikes).

    And ConvertXtoDVD is the only program I've found useful for burning videos in various formats to be watched on any player.

    http://www.vso-software.fr/products/convert_x_to_dvd/
  • PinkSpider 18 Dec 2008 11:42:35 3,346 posts
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    I used to use Alcohol 120%
  • ecureuil 9 Jan 2009 15:47:12 76,485 posts
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    morriss wrote:
    WinDirStat. What's taking up what space in all purdy colours. Very neat.

    This is useful, because I just ran it and discovered I had a 12.6GB history file for PeerGuardian, just sitting there taking up space! I had no idea about it before I ran this.
  • Pac-man-ate-my-wife 13 May 2010 10:11:19 7,003 posts
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    I've got a new PC and wondering if this list is still relevant?

    I've found the Internet Security thread really useful (http://www.eurogamer.net/forum_thread_posts.php?thread_id=170015) but this one looks a little out-of-date!
  • Bremenacht 13 May 2010 12:35:41 17,600 posts
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    If it's got W7 you can ignore the defrag bit.
  • stephenb 24 May 2010 14:29:45 2,728 posts
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    Can anyone recommend a good DVD to divx ripper that works under Windows 7? Freeware would be a bonus as all the ones I have found so far are trial versions.

    PSN : v--WEDGE--v

  • Tremendosaurus 24 May 2010 15:45:48 1,197 posts
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    stephenb wrote:
    Can anyone recommend a good DVD to divx ripper that works under Windows 7? Freeware would be a bonus as all the ones I have found so far are trial versions.

    AutoGK - haven't used it under Windows 7 yet, but can't see why it wouldn't work.

    Handbrake is good too.
  • Deleted user 24 May 2010 15:54:08
    XenonMKV is great if you want to convert an MKV to MP4 to play it on a 360 or PS3. I was using GOTSent but the audio was out of sync far too often. It's designed for the 360 but works perfectly on PS3.

    http://xenonmkv.ev98.net/
  • Deleted user 24 May 2010 19:53:03
    i use ie on windows 7 and installed avg free edition.

    how does a computer become infected with all kinds of nasty things? in all my years of running a windows pc with just a simple virus program i've never encountered any problems at all. performance has never been an issue so i would assume i'm safe from programs running in the background and slowing things down.
  • Dirtbox 24 May 2010 19:57:51 77,461 posts
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    AVG is useless, if you've always used it that's probably why you've never found anything.

    It is very true to say that the whole virus thing is blown out of proportion, the only viruses I've ever had in all my years were on macs back in the day when zips and syquests were routinely swapped around with repro houses and printers.

    I don't know whether that's down to being more security concious in recent years or there simply aren't as many threats about as people would have you think.

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  • morriss 24 May 2010 19:58:56 70,911 posts
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    You give it an "honourable mention" in the OP?
  • Dirtbox 24 May 2010 19:59:59 77,461 posts
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    The OP is 5 years old.

    And I've updated the security stuff in a more recent thread: http://www.eurogamer.net/forum_thread_posts.php?thread_id=170015

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