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Recommendation on virtualization software to run XP?

Q: Recommendation on virtualization software to run XP?

Most of my work applications don't work on Windows 7 or 8, and when I connect to my office VPN it takes me off the Internet so we use virtualization right now to run Windows separately.

XP is fine as I have licences for it but does anyone have any recommendations on which the best virtualization software tends to be? I'm using Hyper-V right now but I hate it. The resolution for XP is terrible, but the thing I really hate is that when you are inside of Hyper-V it captures the keyboard, so pressing ALT-TAB while in XP tabs between windows in XP versus tabbing out of Hyper-V to Windows 8 applications. I also can't CTRL-V to paste or copy, I have to choose the menu option and select to type clipboard etc.

I've used VMware before but I seem to remember it doing the same thing where it doesn't let you ALT-TAB out of the virtual machine. I guess there's just VirtualBox or whatever that Oracle one is but are there any other options? I know I can do VMware and use Unity or whatever it is but I prefer them in a separate window. Thanks!

Preferred Solution: Recommendation on virtualization software to run XP?

I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloadreimage.com/download.php. (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)

A: Recommendation on virtualization software to run XP?

VMWare (not free), and Virtual (free) are the two best out there. VMWare is probably the best, however, it depends whether you willing to spend the money.

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Before they close the door the end of the month, I wasted $40 and got a Windows 8 .iso and key. I want to install it in a virtual system - just to keep up with you guys,

In the past I have always used Virtual Box which served me well. But recently I had a lot of problems with the networking in the host system because vBox always seemed to monopolize the IP address.

So I am looking for the best alternative. My system has an i7, 8GB of RAM and a SSD that is half empty. So there should not be any problem from the hardware side. What is important to me is that I can run the virtual system and the host seemlessly side by side.

If you are running Windows 8 in virtual, let me know what you recommend.

Note: I posted this also on the Windows 7 forum.

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As far as I know there are two great players on the VM ware market. Virtual Box and VMWare. Considering the fact that you have had some issues with Virtual Box why don't you give VMWare a chance?

VMware - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

VMware Virtualization Software for Desktops, Servers & Virtual Machines for Public and Private Cloud Solutions

Since I'm running Windows 8 I use MS Hyper-V as virtualization tool. Works fine for me

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Hi everyone,I try to learn Google Flutter, I need use virtual device on Android Studio. But my processor is not support Virtualization Technology eror.My laptop is Lenovo ideapad y550, processor is Intel® Core?2 Duo P7350 2 Ghz pop. Motherboard is Lenovo KIWB1Could you tell me a processor which support VT-X and support on my motherboard?sorry if I wrong type, my english is not good.p1p2p3 

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Hello all, I have an AMD 8150 not OC'd, 8gb ram DDR3, and I run Windows 7 64bit and Ubuntu 64 bit on seperate drives. I do this due to past experience that if Ubuntu somehow becomes corrupt it seems to make booting into Windows difficult. I know I should learn to just prevent/fix that when it happens but it is easier for me to do it this way. I have run Window OS-VM's before using Ubuntu as a host, and liked the set up I just don't want to live in Ubuntu fulltime. I have Windows 8 and I want to move onto it....but...I have 7 set up just perfectly, it works flawlessly (my opinion of course), and am not ready to completely give it up. Toss on Ubuntu and now it becomes very cluttered. I would like to install 8 64 bit as the host on a 320gb hdd, install 7 and Ubuntu as VM's, give Win7 80-100gb and Ubuntu 50-70gb statically. I would enable the Virtualization within the bios so I could use more than just 1 core for the VM's.. Is this going to affect the performance of the host when I am not running a VM or only when I run the VM?? Oh I would use VirtualBox for the VM software.


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Hi Scott,
This should not affect the performance of your host. Windows 8 runs well with VirtualBox; it doesn't use many resources and I haven't noticed any host slowdown (win7 x64). In fact in my experience Windows 8 runs a lot smoother on VM than its predecessors.

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Just looking for suggestions on virtualization software? It's been a while since i ran my vmware workstation and am just wondering how people feel about microsofts and swsoft virtualization software....and the rest im sure im leaving out.

A:Best all around virtualization software?

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Paragon has offered virtualization software but I do not understand what that is? I have only used Paragon to backup my system to dvd's.

Will someone explain the difference, and does it have something to do with a external flash drive?



A:Virtualization software

If it is a virtual drive software program it will allow you to make a drive like your CD-ROM to mount .ISO image files so you don't need the DVD or CD in your computer to play it
I use Daemon Tools for mine.
Some people have had problems with the driver.
It could also be the software to make the .ISO file with I don't know enough about what you have.

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Hello Mr.quietman7,
I want your advice and opinion on system virtualization applications (Returnil system safe-free and Toolwiz time freeze). i have already used Returnil for 15 days (by disabling built in anti-virus and only using the system vitualization) but due to some other problem, i needed to do full restore of my system and now before doing anything, wanted to take your advice and opinion on these 2 apps. thankyou in advance.

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Hey guys.

I work with a company who designs hardware for the Windows OS.

We are trying to see if virtualization can port our hardware to work in Mac and Linux.

Here is how our hardware works and what the problem is-

Our hardware is considered under Windows as an USB Microphone. Our devices ONLY work with our software. If the hardware device is not detected, our software will fail upon startup and close immediately.

Ok, so I plug in a device, then bootup MAC OS X Snow Leopard.
I go to tools and import USB Microphone.

The USB microphone shows up in MAC settings as being present...

I then use WINE to open our Windows based software in the MAC environment. Every time I do this, our software states there is no device detected.

Now, I know there has to be a way to do this and i'm sure it's advanced too, but I really need any type of advanced help in figuring out what is restricting this to work.

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I need help desk software, preferably free. I need to have a simple ticket system. Needs to run on my system, not a server or network. Any ideas?

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Pinki if you mean an office type program then this is no slouch and is free

Download Kingsoft Office Suite Free 2013 Free

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hello i'd like a software recommendation, we're looking for a cost-effective enterprise antivirus solution, I've read about Symantec AntiVirus Corporate Edition

i'd like to read some comments/opinions,


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I have experience in several of these programs and still have to recommend the Symantec AntiVirus as the least intrusive and least anoying program that is available. What I mean by this is that the process of protecting your computer does not interfere with normal operation while staying up to date and effective. If you have the autoupdate on and the scanner set for a specific scan time, you will be well pleased.

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I would like to find a good software product that permits me to backup my operating system.

However, everything I've looked at requires that a diskette be used; or when backup is completed, the CD is only good for a full system restore (i.e. drive format, OS reload; and done).

Since I have many products on my system that have been provided by my company, I would like to find something that will:

1) Create a bootable CD at the time a backup is initiated.
2) Backup the OS (WinXP Pro) AND the software that has been installed.
3) Initiate a seperate backup for the data.
4) Should a restore be required, allow me to reinstall all or part of the software products that were backed up (their configuration and feature settings - including the OS and any/all features/configuration of the OS.)

Is there anything like that out there. While I consider myself at an intermediate level (certainly not expert) when it comes to PC knowledge; I am really confused when trying to read the abilities of the software as stated on the box.

Any help is appreciated.

- Jim

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I've been getting some BSD and errors for a few weeks. Not been able to get the message.

I did see you have a BSD area - but I've still got tech support with DHell and so will try them first (although, so far they're saying it's not hardware and wanting me to reformat).

Anyway, someone suggested a program called system mechanic - is it any good?

If it's good, is there any comparable free-ware programs that do what it does?

A:recommendation on software

There are not any magic programs that do everything, as much as you might see advertised occasionally. Problem solving software is generally targeted at specific problems, such as anti-malware software for killing a virus or something like MemTest86 for testing RAM.

Does your BSD provide an error code or any sort of wording that might (usually cryptically or broadly) describe the problem?

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A friend of mine does karoke parties as a side job. He is wanting to tranfer all his songs from CD+G discs to his laptop so he wont have to tote around the discs and player. Can anyone recommend any software other than MS media player?

I see all kinds of CDG and CD+G software online. But I think those are for burning discs. He just needs something that will copy to a hardrive for playback. Being able to play the songs back from a laptop would be nice.

Or does anyone have any other suggestions?


A:CD+G software recommendation

You need a CDRW than can read CD+G, such as some Plextor drives. Then get hold od MP3TOOLZ, but to make that work, you also need to install M$ .NET stuff.

Have a look here:

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Can anyone recommend me a good program that shows a detailed information of a person in a new folder when I clicked on the name?
Thx a lot..

A:Need a software recommendation..


can you please give some more detail on what you are asking for?

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I need to find a different AV program.  I am currently using WebRoot and it is interfering with a few of my programs.  I have a music notation system and it totally screws up the functions, special menu item toolbars.  I've tested it and the functions work properly when I disable the Identity Protection feature.  I've traded many emails with the technical people at Finale and we've determined it is Webroot that is causing the problem.  He has had issues with other customers using WebRoot.  I am also having issues with a program that calculates math.
I have been in touch with WebRoot and they said they will work with me to resolve the issue.  However, I have A LOT of work to do (and to catch up with due to these issues) and just want to migrate to a different program that will be hassle free.  I've asked the software people what exactly is causing this issue but they won't share that information.  I want to know so I can make sure the next program won't have the same problem.
I used to use AVG free version and had quite a few instances of my email/flickr accounts being compromised.  I have had no problem of this nature with WebRoot.
Can someone suggest another AV program that won't interfere with my software?
Much thanks.

A:Need AV Software Recommendation

Emsisoft Anti-Malware which is also an anti-virus program, not free after 30 days trial.  To me, it is a little more assertive than Malwarebytes Anti-Malware [another good program].  Emsisoft set up automatically creates rules for many known-good applications and utilities; for those that it didn't:  after I created "Allow All" within my Rules [for some of my known-good applications and utilities], I had no more problems with "alert!" concerning same.  Also, Quietman7 has a couple of real informative really in depth boilerplate posts that you will find useful!

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We are wanting to set up our printer at work so that all the students printing comes to one printer. They need to be able to use their student number to print, and we need to keep track of how much they print. We would like a set up where they can pay credit and we can keep track of it thru the printer.

Does anyone know of a program that is capapble of this?

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When I was in high school I recall that the computers we used had software installed that would prevent any changes to the hard drive, if I remember correctly it would revert to a set state each time the machine was rebooted. I'm looking for software that will serve a similar function for the computer I'm using, in my living room, to play ROMs on my television. As this computer is constantly in use by guest, wanting to check their Facebook or show me a video on You Tube, I want some software to put this machine on lockdown. I don't want any users to be able to even so much as save a text file on the partition I put my OS on. Any advice of what software to try will be greatly appreciated.

A:Software Recommendation

Have a look at this recent thread http://forums.techguy.org/all-other-software/932358-protect-your-pc-free.html

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Can anyone recommend some word processing software that will enable me to place text with precision?

For example if I type a date ("04/27/02") and I want to place that field EXACTLY 3 centimeters from the top of the page and 4 cm from the right hand side, is there a program that will let me do it (do it easily that is, not having to calculate "leading" and page margins, and font sizes and all that junk). Ideally, I would just like to type various fields anywhere on the page, then select them with a mouse and have a pop-up box that allows me to specify where they should go in relation to a fixed reference point.

As a second choice, is there a program that will allow me to scan in a pre-printed form and then show that form in a "WYSIWYG" format, so I can over-type the entries where they belong, then load the pre-printed forms into my printer and get all the fields going exactly where they should?

Lastly, what are people using for encryption these days? Are people mostly using "PGP" or "Blowfish" or is there something new?

[Thanking everyone in advance for their input!]

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Need recommendation for a file transfer product to use for transferring certain files from XP to Win 7
thanks in advance

A:Solved: Software Recommendation Please

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I provide tech support for a 10 PC lab.

Peer to peer.
Windows XP Pro SP2
Symantec AV Corp [ SAVC ] 8.x
9 PCs have Celeron 800's, 512 MB RAM & 20 GB HDDs. 1 per student.
1 PC has Athlon 64, 2800; 512 MB RAM & one 80 GB HDD. Used by Instructor.

Each of the 10 PCs has an Administrator account & 5 user accounts. 1 user account per class.

Previously, the system ran ME & used a program called Clean Slate http://www.fortres.com/ that would wipe out the work performed / saved to local HDD, following re-boot.

After upgrading [ format, fresh install to XP Pro ] & installing the most recent version of Clean Slate, Fortres tech support could not get Clean Slate to peacefully co-exits with SAVC.

1. Can you recommend a product that will do that which we want it to do?
I have read about "Deep Freeze". http://www.faronics.com/html/deepfreeze.asp

2. Alternatively, how do I map the "my documents" folder, or entire C: drive if possible of each student computer to a unique folder on the Instructor's computer. My thought is that there is probably some way of preventing the students from saving data locally.

If this thread should be in a different forum, I apologize for my mistake.


A:software recommendation sought

Here's a Microsoft article that shows how to redirect My Documents to a network share.

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I need to get my girlfriend some decent anti virus software. Shes not extremely computer savy, so it would have to be relatively easy to use. At the same time i would prefer to set her up with something that is good. She runs windows 98 , what would everyone recommend ?

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AVG comes highly recommeded on these forums.

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I have three PCs running Windows seven professional 64 bit. Each machine has an external USB hard drive connected as a back up drive. Would someone please give me their recommendation for a good backup software package. I would like the back ups to be continuous, when a file changes the file will be backed up instead of backing up the entire machine once a day.

Thanks Bill

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We have two different Windows servers with 3 different tape drives and all have had similar failures during the backups. The only common denominator has been the backup software (whose name I do not recall). IBM (who has supplied all the hardware) suggested using a different backup application that is supported by IBM.

IBM's suggestion was to make our choice of one of the following.

Veritas NetBackup 4.5
Veritas Backup Exec. NT 8.6
BrightStor ARCserve Backup v9 (formerly ArServe 2000)

Do any of you have some experience with these particular programs? If so,
what do you recommend.

Our System Administrator has just bailed, so ease of use is an issue.



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I've used all three and just tended to prefer the Veritas software.

However, since a lot of customers were also experiencing a high level of tape drive failures (one company had three fail within a year), I've been using alternatives like backing up to removable IDE or USB drives.

You typically don't need any software at all, it is much faster and more reliable than tape and much easier to recover from (which is the whole point it backing up in the first place).

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I have windows XP 2002 with SP2. I am not very computer savvy. Computer was running very slow, so I downloaded (and paid for) the StopZilla spyware thing for 39.99 just a few days ago. Then I deleted the McAfee virus protection that I had installed in 2006 because their software always made me mad with popups that said I need to download new stuff, then the downloads never seemed to work right.... I am guessing that deleting McAfee was a mistake, because now when I am browsing the internet the Windows Internet Explorer keeps shutting down. I also have my windows telling me it is unhappy because there is no virus protection going on. So I guess I am asking for your recommendation of a good anti virus software, and it is possible I can somehow run a scan of my computer and send you the results so you can help assess my problem? BTW, I am not at the computer that has these problems, that computer is at home. Thanks, Tim Eckert

A:Need recommendation for antivirus software

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I am new to recording TV on my PC.

I have Windows Media Center and wtv files are created. I do not like using WMC to burn DVD's (takes too long) and Windows DVD Maker is very flaky.

Can I get a recommendation for good, basic software to put my recorded (.wtv) shows onto DVDs? I am not looking for some high-end prof software. Just something that is reliable and reasonably priced (under $100-150 preferably).

Also, what kind of DVD recording software do I need to capture the Closed Captioning on the recorded DVD? Or would I be looking at a high-end program to do that?

On a semi-side note, I have the Hauppauge WinTV HVR-1250 tuner. Would I be better off purchasing the WinTV 7 software to record shows (instead of using WMC, which I hate). And can I use the WinTV software to create DVDs from my recorded shows?

Any opinions/advice would be greatly appreciated!! Thanks.

A:Need DVD burning software recommendation

kam24 said:

I have the Hauppauge WinTV HVR-1250 tuner. Would I be better off purchasing the WinTV 7 software to record showsClick to expand...

Yes, that would be the best way to go. When you bought the TV card didn't it come with WinTV 7? If not, you might be able to get a free version here: http://www.hauppauge.com/site/support/support_hvr1250.html. Even if you do have to buy it, $9.95 is pretty cheap.

kam24 said:

And can I use the WinTV software to create DVDs from my recorded shows?Click to expand...

No, WinTV will save the video as .mpg files but you need a DVD authoring program to create DVD's. When I bought my Hauppauge TV card it came with a free version of Ulead MovieFactory which is a pretty good authoring program. Did you get anything like that with your card?

If not, you could get DVD Flick which is a good free authoring program. Then to burn the DVD discs get ImgBurn.

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I don't want to delete my import files when uninstall software again.

Any recommendations of good ones? Easy and effective, and free.

Thank you.

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I am looking for a recommendation for a VOIP Software I can use to conference with other people online. I have used Ventrilo when gaming but that cost money I don't want to play. I am looking for some form of open source alternative to that I can stet up really easy and is user friendly.

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I had a pretty nasty virus awhile back and ended up doing a reformat/reinstall. It really surprised me to get a virus since I'd like to think I'm pretty smart about these things, keep everything up to date and had protection software installed (which never even found the virus, btw). I am now using Firefox instead of IE. I just got a notice that my Trend Micro PC-cillan subscription is about to expire. since that service didn't really protect me from the last one, I'm not too likely to renew. Can you please recommend an alternative?EDIT: Moved to a more appropriate forum

A:protection software recommendation

There is a list of resources in the AV, Firewall and Privacy section that is fairly complete, and will eliminate googling av for results. Another good list can be found at gizmo's freeware the address is techsupportalert dot com. I have been using avast home free for over 2 years no major problems.

Good Luck

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I need to open a pdf and black out a column. I need to do this a lot. My current process is convert to jpeg, open in Microsoft Paint use brush and black it out and convert it back. I would like to just open it with an editor black it out and save. Any free downloads you guys know of?

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Can anyone recommend the "best" software or softwares to protect from spyware/adware?

I currently use a variety of programs:

Spyware Guard
SpyBot Search and Destroy
No Adware

Is there a definitive software program or programs that is considered the most effective? I'm trying to help out some computer novices and don't mind spending a few bucks to help cut down on the removal workload I currently experience.

Thanks for the help.

A:Need Recommendation For Spyware Software

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Hello. Can anyone recommend some good file compare software that is free and runs on Windows? What I'm mainly looking for is something that will show the differences between two files line-by-line (or even better, character differences) and allow selective merging of each difference to either file. Compare It and Araxis Merge does these, but they are paid programs. Is there anything out there like this that is free? Thanks.

A:File Compare Software Recommendation

WinMerge will handle line-by-line differences and merging.

I'd doubt if will do character comparison.

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My Uncle Andy is always calling me about his PC...THe guy is almost 80! Still sharp, but gets overwhelmed with adware and spyware...

I was wondering if anyone can recommend a free utility that allows me to control his computer (desktop) remotely. I live almost 50 miles away from him and it would be great if I could do it remotely.

I'm not an IT professional, just a nice nephew that wants to help, so if there is an easy software utility that works, please let me know.


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Would anyone be able to suggest software to enable a remote connection to another terminal over the internet/WAN for support. must offer Windows 7 support, XP would be a bonus.
This will be so that a user can remote connect to a computer to be able to operate system files/ install programs and operate simple editing software, also screen recording software.

I've looked at a few but I was wondering if anyone had one that would be most suitable and fit these needs best.
Many thanks for any help

A:Remote connect software recommendation?

Team Viewer is the industry standard, does everything you could ask of it Free for personal use only various commercial plans available

TeamViewer - Remote Support, Remote Access, Online Collaboration and Meetings

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Hello everyone,

This is my first time posting and what brought me here is my need for advice.
I have not had any infection for a long time and I'm using Kaspersky alongside Malwarebytes.

My Malwarebytes licenses were purchased through Amazon UK a couple of years ago and they were lifetime licenses. Yesterday I formatted my PC just to clean up older stuff and now the license no longer works. I've contacted Malwarebytes to see if they can help with the issue, but I'm starting to suspect they may say since I didn't buy it from them, they can't help. I tried the new Malwarebytes 3.0 when this issue happened and after that I uninstalled it and got the old 2.2.1 version, but with the same results...

In case I've lost my licenses I'll be looking into purchasing new ones and was wondering which Anti Malware software does the community here recommend. I've read somewhere here already people saying Malwarebytes is over-hyped nowadays. I'd prefer to get something I'd only have to pay once and not get a yearly subscription, but I feel I won't get much luck there.

Thank you for any possible help!

A:Anti Malware software recommendation

Hello, so you're looking to replace Kaspersky ? If not, just keep Kaspersky.
If you plan to remove kaspersky maybe Bitdefender lifetime will get you happy !

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Hi, we currently have Trend Micro PC-cillin Internet Security 2006 with a multi-pc license (we have 3 pcs). Earlier in the year, we were given an opportunity to upgrade to pc-cillin 2007 on one pc for free. We loaded it on our fastest pc and it degraded our PC performance dramatically. It was incredibly slow. We ended up uninstalling 2007 and reinstalling 2006.

It is now time to renew our anti-virus software. We have lost confidence in pc-cillin (2007 is slow and with 2006 we got hit with viruses several times). Can anyone recommend another anti-virus program? We have used Norton and McAfee before. One of them caused extreme slow reboots and the other one had software conflicts. Also, does anyone know if pc-cillin has fixed its 2007 problem and should we give it a try again?

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I am looking for a piece of software that can disable certain applications in Windows. So basically I could block a program like Skype no matter what the user calls it. I need it to be reliable and virus free because it is for a school. I want users to be able to run any program except those listed as banned by the system admin.


- JamesAS

A:Software Recommendation For Disabling Programs

You could make a request in Coding Snacks

Please read the rules and instructions before posting. If anyone there knows of a program already existing, they will suggest it. Or they may offer to write one if they think it feasible. Myself I know of no way to detect a program has been renamed and still identify it. Perhaps someone on that forum will though.

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I am looking for software that will monitor the desktop activity of all users in our office. We haven’t used any tools before and I've been given the task to help with the installation. We have twenty computers running Windows 7. My boss needs to know what programs and websites the employees are using and for how long they use them. It should only monitor and not block, having reports with graphs, have screenshots and keylogger option.
I have heard people to mention Spy Agent and Praetorian Guard. And Spector as well. Have you got any experience with these or with others? Recommendations and advice would be highly appreciated.

A:Recommendation for desktop monitoring software

Sorry but regardless of the type of usage, spyware/keyloggers are malware, and we do not help with such requests.

Closing thread.

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Hello my friends,
Yes I realize this is a "Windows" forum and that I should ask this question in a "Linux" or "Android" forum but I am asking here because I know a few if not many of you are familiar with android and I trust the views of my fellow "techies" on this forum. I have asked this question in several Android and Linux forums but cannot seem to get a true answer. This might be a little winded but please bear with me a moment.

What I am looking for is a recommendation on software for an android tablet. Let me explain.
Our supplier has donated 10 new Asus 7" Tablets running Android 4.1 to a teen center in our little town. We have donated 6 computers ourselves. Now the PC's are using "Live Family Safety" from MS and it seems to work great at keeping the detrimental sites from being loaded on those machines. What we are hoping to find is something similar for the Android tablets. Now I know I can go into the google play store and there are literally hundreds of options. The reviews leave a lot to be desired and seem like they are posted just so they can see their names online or something, or they just flat out hate everything.

What we need is a Web blocker to keep the porn and hate sites to a manageable minimum. These are teens we are talking about here so I hold no illusion that it will be 100% effective. We are able to "Lock" them out of apps and settings so they wont be able to bypass a safe browser... Read more

A:Seeking a recommendation for android software :)

K9 web protection

I find this really good ... it has realtime protection with lots of added features

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Over the past few days I encountered a networking problem that drove me nuts and, of course, turned out to be something obvious, silly and my fault. It would have been easier to troubleshoot things if I had a better way to see devices and examine connectivity. I do have a small mirror next to my monitor that is labeled "look here for the problem", but sometimes even that needs help. Can anyone recommend a simple network "management" tool that would do a few basic things:
1) scan the network for devices and let me know what it found
2) display device name, status, IP address, etc.
3) provide some understanding of throughput or data rate

Together ipconfig and ping do a fair amount, but not quite all of what I want.


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My husband's Symantec Internet Security 2002 edition is no longer providing any update support. I am running Symantec Internet Security 2006 and am not very impressed, so it is time to take another approach for his machine. There are a number of products out there I am familiar with, but we have recently retired and moved to the San Juan Islands, Washington state, and our current Internet connection options are limited to a 28.8kbps dialup (32 on a good day). We may be moving to HughesNet, but not until we finish building our new house which is about a year away. As a result, downloading software is very painful, so I am limited to products which I can obtain on a CD. I run Webroot Spysweeper on both of our machines, and we really are not using the systems very much so I am much less concerned about being hacked or attacked, but I am a former CIO so I am compelled to practice safe hex. I have always been impressed with the advice obtained from this board, so I am looking forward to whatever advice I can get.

Thanks in advance for any suggestions


A:Need recommendation on personal security software

Zone Alarm is good. Its not very big download too. Use a download manager like Flashget to download. So that, u can resume the download when its interrupted by bed network.

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I've been using software called logmein.. and it's NICE. But I'm wondering if there is a cheaper option, (free would be nice). I dont really need all the advanced features, just remote access to a desktop is fine, often the person I'm helping is on the phone with me.

MSN messenger used to do this free, years ago. Desktop sharing, I think it was called. Anyone know someone who offers it free now? Or a cheap program that actually works? I'm just starting to look around, but thought you guys know everything.. so why not ask.

Thanks in advance.

A:Techy Types... need software recommendation

I especially like the SingleClick setup (Add-ons | SingleClick) and PcHelpWare -- User downloads a small exe file. When double clicked it connects to my PC (if I'm currently listening for incoming connections). Since their PC is initiating the connection there are no firewall/NAT issues to resolve. I just have to configure my router/firewall.

Do a general search for VNC and you'll find many flavors, both free and paid.

MSN Messenger/Windows Live Messenger still works; now called Remote Assistance, search Windows Help for Remote Assistance. Haven't used it myself as it doesn't work to well (at least, last time I looked) with XP offering assistance to Vista.


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HI, I've been using MyPC Backup for a year or two, and I have no complaints, really, but I've never needed to use it, so I can't speak for it, really. I just "feel" backed up. For the record: I also have several external backup drives, I use Google Drive and Dropbox, and I'm pretty well backed-up, even without the software. But I want a program that is simple to use, automatic, and would make restoring files and folders a snap in the event of an emergency. I am NOT completely backed up online; I want to be 100% protected, and if my house burned down, I'd lose stuff.

The reason I'm posting this is because MyPC Backup is asking me to re-up for another two years, and I decided to check some reviews first. I originally picked this program because it was "top-rated." However, I've since become aware that supposedly the backup companies pay reviewers and I can't take glowing reviews to the bank. I've also seen a lot of people claim this software is a scam, it's malware, etc, etc.

so I really don't know how to trust; different review sites have wildly different "top ten reviews." Can someone recommend a solid, easy to use ONLINE backup program that I can depend on that will not suspected of being malware, or just not be what it should?


A:Need recommendation for good PC Backup software

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I was wondering if anyone had any recommendations for internet monitoring software. I was looking at something that would hopefully be able to log all internet traffic. I checked with k9 web filtering but you have to install it on all PC's. I would like something that I could install on one PC and it pulls logs from the router specifically. I've seen one called link logger, but it has a 14 day trial. Any suggestions?

A:Recommendation for Internet Monitoring software

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I'm setting up a computer system for a tech support company and they wish to set up a web based e-ticketing system for their company. Does anyone have any recommendations? I've googled up a few links, including a free one (www.troubleticketexpress.com). Does anyone have any experience/recommendations with these software and which particular one to use?

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I am looking for good, free or inexpensive, backup software to allow scheduled backups of data from a laptop to an external hard drive. Again, I need to be able to schedule backups, as well as set up exactly what folders get backed up. And the software must create some sort of place for each backup seperately on the external hard drive, not just overwrite what has already been backed up. Log creation would be a bonus, too.

Please only recommend software if you have first hand knowledge of it. Thanks so much!

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I occasionally get asked to troubleshoot computers for friends and family which always involves a drive to pick up the comuter, etc. It'd be easier if I accessed their systems remotely. What's the best software for this? The cheaper the better.

Thanks in advance!

A:Remote access software recommendation

Hi lpaul626, try Teamviewer highly recommended by some on this forum TeamViewer - Free Remote Access and Remote Desktop Sharing over the Internet

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