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SHUTUP Windows 10 - Free antispy tool for Windows 10
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Found 6th Nov 2016Found 6th Nov 2016
Makes it easy for everyone to stop all the Windows 10 spyware - thanks O&O. "O&O ShutUp10 means you have full control over which comfort functions under Windows 10 you wis… Read more

there's another free software for getting rid of windows spyware​. it's called Ubuntu.

nipstyler

Until you can completely remove all communication of data to Microsoft … Until you can completely remove all communication of data to Microsoft like you can with Windows 7 I won't be touching Windows 10... Microsoft gold partner.... I wonder what else the software does..


Agreed. No reason to go the Win 10 route, people should steer clear. Microsoft might get the messsage they can't shaft everybody any way they want.
If for whatever strange reason you need/want to move away from Win7, you have Win8.1
But Win7 is still the choice of most professionals who know what they are talking about.

Win10 is not just spyware, but also surprisingly ugly.

amour3k

You may actually be a good person to ask for this, is it possible to/how … You may actually be a good person to ask for this, is it possible to/how do I DISABLE the forced Window's 'Updates' via both Window's 8.1, AND Window's 10 too please?. :-)




Windows 10 in its Professional and Enterprise guises, does allow for configuration of forced updates (contrary to inaccurate publications claiming otherwise) and for the benefit of those who have privacy concerns , disable auto collection of data usage. The settings are in Group Policy (enter gpedit.msc in a command prompt or the start menu). As an example, to disable forced updates within Group Policy, select Computer Configuration -> Policies -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> Windows Updates. These settings are even published by Microsoft themselves.

For Windows 10 Home Users, the settings are not available via Group Policy but the same settings are within the registry or you can disable the Windows Update service (from command or start menu, enter services.msc, search for Windows Update and disable it).
Edited by: "ElliottC" 9th Nov 2016

Predikuesi

Try the last option … Try the last option first:http://www.windowscentral.com/how-permanently-disable-windows-defender-windows-10



You may actually be a good person to ask for this, is it possible to/how do I DISABLE the forced Window's 'Updates' via both Window's 8.1, AND Window's 10 too please?. :-)



Sometimes although I've seen people from free software projects being criticised for having facebook pages for their project and it's something I agree with, the two aren't compatible.

Personally I've never used facebook or any of the "social" media sites and I never will, I find the whole concept creepy and weird. The only time I give my real name on the Internet is when providing payment details.

StevenBrown

most people who whinge about privacy issues are the people who happily … most people who whinge about privacy issues are the people who happily post everything to facebook

dar72

Why would you use an operating system in which you have to install third … Why would you use an operating system in which you have to install third party hacks to get it to function how you want it to?This is before we even get to all the spying and security vulnerabilitiesPeople are crazy



All versions of Windows have been the same, you can hardly customise anything, the user doesn't have much choice and freedom at all. You're also trusting your data and privacy to software that none of us can review and improve, only your corporate overlords at Microsoft get to do that.

You want to put your trust in Microsoft? You do realise that companies only care about their profits? It's not a secret, the objective of business is to make money (while we're at it - political parties are companies too). Sure, you could give token examples of Microsoft and Apple witholding data from law enforcement but they're just publicity stunts - social engineering to make the masses think these companies are decent, caring people and therefore buy more things that they don't need with money that they don't have.

How about not giving them your data in the first place? Set things up yourself and learn about the technology that you're using. If you're too lazy to learn about computers then you shouldn't be using them, that's fine, we don't all need to use them.
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Free antispy tool for Windows 10
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Found 19th Aug 2015Found 19th Aug 2015
O&O ShutUp10 means you have full control over which comfort functions under Windows 10 you wish to use, and you decide when the passing on of your data goes too far. Using a ve… Read more

flimbo73

Suggesting that people should go editing the registry is foolish … Suggesting that people should go editing the registry is foolish advice.Turn off Defender like this.http://cdn5.howtogeek.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/Windows_101-650x371.pngAnd to quote you - "so for example firefox is replaced by edge. kaspersky is replaced by windows firewall."That's rubbish as well.





btw, you turn it off... they turn it on a few days later. also you turn it off they still blinkin update it. and yes, there are patches now to the third party apps.
Edited by: "jonnithomas" 19th Aug 2015

flimbo73

Suggesting that people should go editing the registry is foolish … Suggesting that people should go editing the registry is foolish advice.Turn off Defender like this.http://cdn5.howtogeek.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/Windows_101-650x371.pngAnd to quote you - "so for example firefox is replaced by edge. kaspersky is replaced by windows firewall."That's rubbish as well.




I have already said I won't have a battle of wits with an unarmed man. bye.... I could quote microsoft forum but won't as they identify me.

they tell you all your apps will work. when they don't they then say that their alternative does and they don't g'tee to transfer third party software.

Banned

Suggesting that people should go editing the registry is foolish advice.
Turn off Defender like this.
cdn5.howtogeek.com/wp-…png

And to quote you - "so for example firefox is replaced by edge. kaspersky is replaced by windows firewall."
That's rubbish as well.



Edited by: "flimbo73" 19th Aug 2015

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Tallywadger

Yea thanks for all the cold markings, but I thought rather than registry … Yea thanks for all the cold markings, but I thought rather than registry entries this free program does it all and doesn't even install on the computer. I thought it would be good freebie for the folks that aren't very computer literate but don't want their keystrokes recorded etc.. I'll shut mah pus in future!



They aren't the same thing. Your app alters privacy settings which can be altered manually within control panel. The two regedit I listed alter settings that you can alter and a day or two later windows reset them back as 'microsoft know best' lol

the wombat that tried to correct me (wrongly) didn't know that microsoft reset them.

Original Poster

Yea thanks for all the cold markings, but I thought rather than registry entries this free program does it all and doesn't even install on the computer. I thought it would be good freebie for the folks that aren't very computer literate but don't want their keystrokes recorded etc.. I'll shut mah pus in future!
O&O Defrag 17.x Pro for FREE
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Found 12th Dec 2014Found 12th Dec 2014
Simple... enter your email and click that button, wait for email. In email you will get serial, download 32 or 64bit product and install it using serial you get from email. www.oo… Read more

Never defrag a SSD.

alencucek

Nothing is wrong, but some software is faster, better...Feel free to read … Nothing is wrong, but some software is faster, better...Feel free to read all about comparison, here.



Taking the promotional bulls*t from the creators of the software should never be used as a comparison report.

Far better to research any software by independent analysis based on actual everyday usage.

Try here for detailed comparison of defragmenting software

And for several years, prior to replacing my HD with an SSD, I used MyDefrag (System Disk Monthly) (free of course) and reaped the benefits. That said any defragmenting software will increase longevity and speed of a HD

alencucek

Nothing is wrong, but some software is faster, better...Feel free to read … Nothing is wrong, but some software is faster, better...Feel free to read all about comparison, here.



Fair enough.... I will give it a go, see how it goes. It is running now. I have had the email but nowhere is there a serial number to enter. (am on a 30 day trial or buy it seems)

I thought it was going to be reasonably quick. I am only using 250gb of 500gb drive. 10% defragmented........ remaining time to finish 10 hours and 8 minutes

Original Poster

Info:
O&O Defrag 17
Manufacturer-independent optimization for SSDs: O&O Defrag makes it possible to optimize SSD drives through TRIM commands regardless of their manufacturer even under Windows XP and Vista. Access times for SSDs are sped up, and early wear and tear effects are prevented.


O&O Defrag 18
O&O Defrag recognizes SSDs and will never subject them to an automatic defragmentation, regardless of the settings. The automatic TRIM command for SSDs will be prevented if automatic optimization is disabled by the user. Consequently, automatic optimization should be enabled all the time

If you are advanced user you will know what you do and if you are not it is better to not to install this just because you really don`t need this software.

Thanks RandomUsername for pointing this out!

Do not use on SSD's btw, it'll knacker them up.
O&O DiskImage 7 Professional Edition!
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Found 27th Oct 2014Found 27th Oct 2014
The giveaway is on German language, please register on their website to get the serial. The key is working on O&O DiskImage 7 Professional Edition in any language. Older versi… Read more

Original Poster

mr_V

So they give it for free? What's the catch?


It`s the old one...
But it`s functional.
So if you like it maybe you will buy newest.

So they give it for free? What's the catch?

thanks
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O&O Defrag v15
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Found 6th Mar 2013Found 6th Mar 2013
Provide your email address on the page and wait for an email with a free license for O&O Defrag v15 pro. The promo is run on the German site but Google translate works well. … Read more

Relievo

I always get my posts 'expired', or marked as 'spam', if they are not … I always get my posts 'expired', or marked as 'spam', if they are not based in the UK! :|What's wrong with the standard windows defrag anyhows?



The standard Windows defrag does not got to the depth of dedicated programs, it is a very much limited version based on old Executive Software/Diskeeper code. Dedicated programs can tidy up in the background, can re-organise files based on usage (eg moving often read system files to the faster part of the disk), and they also are more aware of Solid State Disks.

Original Poster

mutley1

Hey guys. What do you use this for?I am not very techy.



This is used to de-fragment your hard drive(s). Defragmentation is in simple terms organizing the hard disk on ur pc. You can read more about it on the wiki link below.

en.wikipedia.org/wik…ion

I always get my posts 'expired', or marked as 'spam', if they are not based in the UK!

What's wrong with the standard windows defrag anyhows?
Edited by: "Relievo" 6th Mar 2013

Hey guys. What do you use this for?
I am not very techy.

Wunderbar! Vielen Dank OP

edit- you can register at both the english and the german link. I didn't get a serial via the english link though, only got a serial through the german registration
Edited by: "JimboSnails" 6th Mar 2013
O&O AutoBackUp License Key for Free
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Found 3rd Feb 2012Found 3rd Feb 2012
O&O AutoBackup is software that automatically synchronizes selected files and folders with an external backup device (USB Stick, external USB hard disk, FireWire volume). As an… Read more

software wasnt tht gd anyway, got this last time.

As far as I know you have missed the boat on this it was free until the end of January I think.

It's also not good for lots and lots fo files as I was testing it and found it way too slow.

I now decided to use MS SyncToy to do on deman syncing. Works great and is free.

So where is the FREE key

Can you do it the other way around? I.e. every time I plug my USB stick in it backs it up to my dropbox folder on my laptop?

so how do you get the free license key?
O&O AutoBackup 1.0.106 - FREE for the month of January
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Found 12th Jan 2012Found 12th Jan 2012
O&O AutoBackup automatically synchronizes selected files and folders with an external backup device (USB Stick, external USB hard disk, FireWire volume). As an example, you can… Read more

I've got Allway Sync but the interface is bloody awful and even though I've paid for it and said no splash screen it always blots out my screen for ages.

Toucan from portable apps is free and is great as it can equalise between two sources, keeping the latest version. I have used it for a few years and no problems. I use it to back up data from 2 laptops and a work desktop (that I write straight to the usb pen with Toucan on it) Then I can sync it with the other machines when I am next at them.

portableapps.com/app…can

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Milkfloat

Use SyncToy, also free and backs up to network drives.


or Karens Replicator. Used loads of free backup software over the years and always come back to this old favourite. Simple to use but very powerful and it works 100%

mjdennison

Shame it won't backup to a network drive but for free you can't compalin



Crashplan is free to use with your own storage; you only pay for their online space. (And it works with Windows, Mac and Linux.)


Edited by: "rogerh" 15th Jan 2012

mjdennison

Shame it won't backup to a network drive but for free you can't … Shame it won't backup to a network drive but for free you can't compalin :8)


Use SyncToy, also free and backs up to network drives.
Free O&O UnErase 6
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Found 18th Aug 2010Found 18th Aug 2010
Received a mail from them just now!! Simply fill their small registration form and you will receive your license by email Just one wrong click and your valuable personal data is … Read more

Just spent the morning trying this out and all I can say in its favour is that it's free.
It is complicated to use and results were less than useless. I wrote, then deleted a works document and even though I gave the exact location O&O Erase couldn't find it. Nor could it find a file I had deleted earlier then cleared from the recycle bin. It may be my system is very good at hiding deleted files as Recuva isn't a lot better. I think I will continue to rely on regular and frequent backups. However this has set me a task to find a better free file recovery program, if I do I shall post it on HotUKDeals.

Will be interesting to see what it can recover and how good my erasing program actually Is lol thanks

Something for nothing Always a good deal
O&O DiskImage 4 Professional, Free Download. Ends tonight.
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Found 11th Apr 2010Found 11th Apr 2010
If you register at V3.co.uk you can download O&O DiskImage 4 Professional from either http://store.v3.co.uk/?act=details&id=4737 for the 32 bit version or http://store.v3.c… Read more

Original Poster

When I got the license for this, it seems that you get a free copy of the program for creating backups, but to restore them, you need a £6 recovery tools program. A free write-only backup program isn't really free!

Oh well.

Thanks for this. Just discovered O&O's defrag tool. If this is up to that standard I'll be more than pleased!
Free Download - O&O DiskStat 2 Professional Edition
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Found 31st Mar 2010Found 31st Mar 2010
Just got an email from O&O saying that this software is available free. Already running their defrag 10 professional, and it works really well so hoping this will be just as g… Read more

Looks nice, but only useful for internal/directly attached drives. For networked drives you will need the Workstation/Server version.

Thanks for sharing!

O&O software can come in very handy. I also had the email for the free Disk Stat software.

Steve
Free O&O Software - Defrag, CleverCache, SafeErase, UnErase & DriveLED
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Found 15th Mar 2010Found 15th Mar 2010
This is my first post so please be gentle. :) O&O Defrag Professional 11 - Unleash the hidden performance of your computer with the minimum effort. O&O Defrag 11 Professi… Read more

that other freebie was for o&o 10, this is for 11
O&O Defrag 11 Professional free license
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Found 27th Feb 2010Found 27th Feb 2010
Unleash the hidden performance of your computer with the minimum effort. O&O Defrag 11 Professional Edition packs file fragments quickly and securely back together to optimize … Read more

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leedale30;7975694

does windows 7 not have a very good system in place now? I though these … does windows 7 not have a very good system in place now? I though these were only useful for xp and older Microsoft OS?


same thought here. not needed for vista onwards

Shadowmancer88;7982952

I've filled them in and sent them off but still havent recieved any … I've filled them in and sent them off but still havent recieved any license codes or emails yet, I tried different email addresses too.



Should work fine, I got all mine come through within a few minutes, and a follow up 'thankyou' email the next day.

Steve

freebiehunter;7971328

Some more freebies from O&O...


Nice posting... And OP as well! :thumbsup:

freebiehunter;7971328

Some more freebies from O&O...O&O Unerase … Some more freebies from O&O...O&O Unerase 2http://www.oo-software.com/home/en/special/unerase/O&O CleverCache 6 Prohttp://www.oo-software.com/home/en/special/clevercachespecial/O&O Safe Erase 2http://www.oo-software.com/home/en/special/safeerase/O&O DriveLEDhttp://www.oo-software.com/home/en/special/driveled/



I've filled them in and sent them off but still havent recieved any license codes or emails yet, I tried different email addresses too.

does windows 7 not have a very good system in place now? I though these were only useful for xp and older Microsoft OS?
Free O&O Defrag 10 Professional Edition Download!
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Found 29th Dec 2009Found 29th Dec 2009
O&O Defrag 10 Professional Edition for Windows-based workstations unlocks your computer's hidden performance. By securely repacking your hard disk's fragmented data back togeth… Read more

O&O Defrag is without doubt one of the heavyweight defraggers. Version 10 is great aswell.

slinkydonkey;7405617

So whats your point this just means your harddisk is fragmented and not … So whats your point this just means your harddisk is fragmented and not optimised



My point's are twofold, 1: I wouldnt pay for software i've never needed and, 2: Your avatar is better than mine.

lemonie17;7399380

have downloaded this, hopefully it'll speed up our computer, my husband … have downloaded this, hopefully it'll speed up our computer, my husband thinks its all my fault that ours is so slow!How do i set it to complete/access so it'll make everything faster? i cant see the button to customise to make it faster that someone mentioned earlier?Sorry i am a complete doughnut when it comes to computers!:oops:will vote hot even if it only slightly speeds it all up!



From within the program If you right click on the drive you want to defragment you should see the options on what defrag method you want to choose.

The STEALTH and SPACE are the fastest ways defragment your files, but the COMPLETE methods provide a more thorough defragmentation but will take a lot longer to complete.

If your computer is running slow you might also want to download ccleaner which is free ]http//ww…oad
to clear out some stuff on your PC and to turn off some unwanted programs that run on startup.

craigstephens;7405566

I've been in IT for nearly 20 years and have never had to defrag a drive … I've been in IT for nearly 20 years and have never had to defrag a drive using windows or 3rd party software.



So whats your point this just means your harddisk is fragmented and not optimised

Smart Defrag is free and offers real time harddisk defragmentation currently has 4 out of 5 stars out of 1447 votes !

download.cnet.com/Sma…tml