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Two awesome freeware programs I just installed

#11SinisterSlayPosted 9/4/2014 6:36:07 PM
Sandboxie. Everyone should have a sandbox program. It's the ultimate in virus and crapware protection.
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#12mrCubePosted 9/4/2014 6:37:17 PM
I just found out about this program a few days ago, and I've been really impressed:

http://www.glasswire.com

It's an excellent network monitoring program that graphs and logs all your network traffic and gives you a really easy and intuitive way to view network usage by program, remote host, and which application layer protocol is being used. It also has great firewall functionality that shows you the active connections at any given time and alerts you when new ones are made for the first time.

Between Event Viewer, Performance Monitor, Task Manager, netstat, and Windows Firewall, Windows probably has all the functionality of this program built in all ready, but Glasswire makes it a million times easier to manage and view it all.

It's free right now but I think they are going to add a paid version when they add features.
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#13MrMonkhousePosted 9/4/2014 7:13:53 PM
arleas posted...
MrMonkhouse posted...
Eh... does flux still help if i keep my brightness settings at its lowest setting anyway?


flux is more about the color shifting from blue to red... so early in the day your whites will be slightly bluish and late in the day your whites will seem sorta reddish. It's not just changing the brightness.



Also for my suggestions, I was looking for a way to randomize my wallpapers between my two monitors, or alternately make a single wide wallpaper work properly. I did some googling and came up with this:

http://windowbox.me/multiwall/

It works nicely, and allows me to either have a different wallpaper on each monitor (randomized from a folder of wallpapers) or I can use their suggested multimonitor wallpapers.

The other program I use frequently is Strobelight (for a better lightboost effect on my 144hz monitor)
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http://www.softarium.com/soundvolumehotkeys/

Which allowed me to add a simple hotkey combination to allow me to change the volume. My keyboard has one built in but it's the Function (Fn) key + F11 and/or F12 which is awkward to hit. I made mine right Ctrl + cursor up or Cursor down. Much easier to get to and works just as well.


So it changes the contrast? How does that help...?
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#14SinisterSlayPosted 9/4/2014 7:17:43 PM
Oh, also Dexpot is awesome, it lets you have Linux like multiple desktops.
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#15Epicness2012Posted 9/4/2014 7:24:36 PM(edited)
*temporarily turns off f.lux at night*

"IT BURNS"

Good times...
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#16deadlyforcemanPosted 9/4/2014 7:26:19 PM
Tag.

I think clover will change my life, and unchecky seems great.
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#17Lemur_HPosted 9/4/2014 7:38:56 PM
TimePharaoh posted...
Lemur_H posted...
CatToy posted...
Unchecky looks like an excellent program to install on other folks computers.


Lemur_H posted...
Reipurei

Googled, saw panties.


Consider this the NSFW tag.

I forgot to tag it.


Are you saying panties aren't safe for work?

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Are we the Goin' Commando squad?

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#18JKatarnPosted 9/4/2014 7:40:48 PM
"Gamesave Manager" (http://www.gamesave-manager.com/)
"Speccy" (https://www.piriform.com/speccy)
"CCleaner" (https://www.piriform.com/CCLEANER)
"Defraggler" (http://www.piriform.com/DEFRAGGLER)
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#19JKatarnPosted 9/4/2014 7:42:15 PM
SinisterSlay posted...
Sandboxie. Everyone should have a sandbox program. It's the ultimate in virus and crapware protection.


That or just be careful what you install/click on/where you surf.
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#20BlackWizardMagusPosted 9/4/2014 8:34:20 PM
I had flux once, lost it, and couldn't remember what it was. Thanks guys. I just wish I could find a way to change it's settings for each monitor, because my TV is substantially brighter than my actual monitor, and I can't find a way to make it less blinding.

I don't have much to contribute sadly. CCleaner is awesome, and Spyware Blaster is nice (it's not AV, it just loads 10000 sites to your blocked sites list).
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