1. kev216

    kev216 Level 18
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    #101 kev216, Jan 7, 2017
    Last edited: Jan 7, 2017
    My list would be:

    AdBlocker: Adguard
    AntiEXE: NVT Exe radar Pro
    AntiVirus: Sophos Home
    AntiMalware: MalwareBytes or herdProtect or Norton Power Eraser
    AntiPUP: Unchecky
    Audio Editor: Audacity
    Burning Software: ImgBurn
    Disk Defrag: Auslogics Disk Defrag Portable
    Disk Image/Backup: Veeam Endpoint Backup
    DVD creator: DVD Flick
    Editor: Notepad++
    File Archiver: 7-Zip
    File Recovery: Recuva
    FTP Client: FileZilla
    Firewall: Comodo Firewall or TinyWall
    Image Editor: Paint.net
    Media Player: MPC-HC
    Office Suite: OpenOffice
    PDF Reader: SumatraPDF
    Remote PC: Teamviewer
    Sandbox: Sandboxie
    ScreenRecorder: Active Presenter (for desktop) or OBS or MSI Afterburner (for games)
    System Monitor: Autoruns or Proces Explorer
    System Specs: Speccy
    Tune Up: Ccleaner
    Torrent Client: QBittorrent or Tixati
    USB Protection: MCShield
    Uninstaller: GeekUninstaller
    Video Converter: Handbrake
    Video Editor: Lightworks
    Virtualization: VMWare Workstation Player
    Virtual Drive: Alcohol 52%
    Web Browser: Vivaldi
     
  2. frogboy

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    Hev Kevadi that is a great list buddy. :)
     
  3. ant_gamal

    ant_gamal Level 4

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    I need best free duplicate file finder for win 10
    I see recommendations in some site
    Duplicate file remover
     
  4. Maliek

    Maliek Level 1

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    Great list, really helpful after a reset tho :)
     
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  5. jackuars

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    #105 jackuars, Jul 5, 2017
    Last edited: Jul 5, 2017
    Newest changes to the list

    Added MCShield in USB Protection (06-07-17)
    Added SHAREit in PC File Transfer (06-07-17)
    Added Open Broadcaster Sofware in Game Recoder (06-07-17)
    Changed Qihoo 360 to Avast in Antivirus (05-07-17)
    Changed Avidemux to DaVinci Resolve in Video Editor (05-07-17)
    Changed Kingsoft to WPS Office in Office Suites (05-07-17)
    Changed XnView to FastStone in Image Viewer (05-07-17)
     
  6. jackuars

    jackuars Level 21

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    #106 jackuars, Jul 5, 2017
    Last edited: Jul 6, 2017
  7. Deletedmessiah

    Deletedmessiah Level 15

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    The beta version is free. Even if its beta, it works like a stable version. No problem here. But I've read it has issues with some Windows 10 version.
    The current version is abandoned because the developer is making new version from the scratch. I think new one won't be free. Might not fit on this thread.
    Systemwide adblocker, check out hostsman. Might trigger some AV but its false alert, some AVs don't like modification of hosts. Don't enable any of hphosts though, screws up internet.
     
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  8. Vasudev

    Vasudev Level 22

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    HWINFO for detailed system info. MSI AB and RTSS beta 7.0 with hotkey based video capturing during gameplay.
     
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  9. jackuars

    jackuars Level 21

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    How does this work as an adblocker? Does the filters come with it or should the filters be manually added? Are there any default filters in the installer for adblocking?
     
  10. jackuars

    jackuars Level 21

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    What do you think of LoiLo Game Recorder? I guess MSI AB includes watermarks which is the reason I didn't include it.
     
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  11. Deletedmessiah

    Deletedmessiah Level 15

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    There are some preloaded adblocking host sources. You can manually add your preferred hosts sources too but for me the default ones are more than enough. You can update hosts file with one click. Hostsman works like adway in android, if you've used it before. You can restore original hosts from backup option if you face any problem. And like I said above, be sure to not enable hphosts(3 of them) and chameleon(not problematic but unnecessary imo). Portable version available too.
     
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  12. jackuars

    jackuars Level 21

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    I see many of them suggesting AdGuard & uBlock. I would like to ask if AdGuard is freeware, because from my knowledge it is a trial software.
    Also uBlock is not desktop application but just an extension, so that's why am not including it.

    Thanks. :)
     
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  13. Glashouse

    Glashouse Level 4

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    @jackuars you have to pay for Adguard, even as it is cheap...
     
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  14. frogboy

    frogboy Level 61
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  15. Glashouse

    Glashouse Level 4

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    @frogboy correct, but we are talking about free software and not browser extensions :D
     
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  16. frogboy

    frogboy Level 61
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    A very good point. :)
     
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  17. jackuars

    jackuars Level 21

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    I tried it. It does seem to block ads, but then the placeholders that the ads used to be, now appears to be like this? Is it not possible to hide it completely?

    [​IMG]
     
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  18. Deletedmessiah

    Deletedmessiah Level 15

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    To my knowledge, not possible to hide placeholders. Unless someone ports easylist in hosts form, if that is possible. The empty placeholders doesn't bother me personally.
     
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  19. BugCode

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    Debugging is at least twice as hard as writing the program in the first place...:rolleyes:
     
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  20. Evjl's Rain

    Evjl's Rain Level 28
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    #120 Evjl's Rain, Jul 7, 2017
    Last edited: Jul 7, 2017
    only element hiding from adblockers can hide the placeholders. Other blocking methods can't
    I current use adaway + peter lowe hosts file (system-wise) with ublock origin for chrome
    I'm satisfied with it. it can block most ads, not all, of course
    definitely much faster than adguard for desktop (paid) and more compatible, no bugs, 0 resource usage
     
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