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« on: January 20, 2004, 09:48:08 PM »

About a month ago, I downloaded Mozilla and Spybot off of the internet. These downloads are for free.

Mozilla has the most incredible anti-popup software I have ever seen. Nothing has worked for me quite like it. I have not had one popup since I downloaded Mozilla.

Spybot has been an excellent anti-spyware software. I didn't realize how much spyware I had on my computer until I downloaded it. My computer has never run so well since I have been using Spybot.

I was curious if any of you know of any free software products like Mozilla and Spybot.

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« Reply #1 on: January 20, 2004, 09:53:06 PM »

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Several months ago I downloaded the Avant  Browser.  It's a freebie too.  Having gotten use to the tabbed windows available to me here, I tried using Mozilla a while back, and simply didn't feel as comfortable with it.  I think Mozilla offers the same tabbed possibilities, but I just found it easier with Avant.  Avant also has anti-popup elements.

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« Reply #2 on: January 20, 2004, 09:58:36 PM »

Yahoo, google, altavista, Merrium websters have IE tool bars that you can add on to explorer.  The google and altavista toolbars BOTH have built in popup blockers
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« Reply #3 on: January 20, 2004, 10:37:43 PM »

I like using Dave's Quick Search Toolbar.  Have had it for almost two years now, and I am extremely happy with it.

http://www.dqsd.net/

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Dave's Quick Search Deskbar is a tiny textbox that Dave Bau designed for search hounds with weary mouse-fingers.  Unlike the Google Toolbar, this little deskbar lets you launch searches without starting a web browser first, directly from your Windows Explorer Taskbar.




You type your search and hit Enter for a regular Google search.

If you're feeling lucky, tack an exclamation point on to the end of your search - "pow! " - and go directly to the top ranked hit. It is Powered By Google, and Yes it Really Works.

Now you can do searches no matter what you are doing - email, word processing, programming, whatever.

There's more.  You're not a captive to Google. Do Yahoo searches with a "yh question", get Merriam-Webster definitions with a "colon:", get Bloomberg stock quotes like this "msft intc csco$", and find Switchboard phone numbers by saying "Lois Lane#". You can search real "news." search "newsgroups," check "weather*", or "comparison shop$$". There's a built in calculator when you need to know "pow(1.0625, 30) " is 6.1640785.  And so on.

Too much to remember?  Click the button on the search bar or press F1 and a menu shows you all your choices. Not enough space on your deskbar?  It includes a clock so that you can free up some space by turning off the system deskbar clock.

Missing a feature you need? If you know HTML and want to add your own functionality, you can - it is distributed under GPL and is available at SourceForge .

It'll make you super-quick.

You'll be ready to take on the world and surf like never before.

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« Reply #4 on: January 21, 2004, 08:30:55 AM »

Ad-Aware is a good (free as in beer) program that is real good to run after you run Spybot.  It cleans up any other malignant registry entries/files that sometimes Spybot can't fix.

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« Reply #5 on: January 21, 2004, 12:05:55 PM »

I just downloaded Spybot and have Adaware, what a good combo!
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« Reply #6 on: January 21, 2004, 01:44:55 PM »

another great program is karen's cookie viewer. Smiley Lets you see who is putting what cookies on your comp and what webpages they report to . . . .
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