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  1. New version allows for Windows Defender updates to install automatically. http://wun.codeplex.com Features- Is shown as a icon in the system tray - Inform about updates via a popup - Search for new updates every hour (by default) - Open the windows update dialog by clicking the popup (or via the context menu) - Disabling popup-notification temporarily (updates will be searched but no popup will be shown). Can be useful for disabling notifications during presentations. - If connection to the update-service can not be established, retry every 30 seconds. for 10 times. - Four icons states: "searching", "updates found", "no updates available", "not connected" - Settings dialog for changing update interval and configuring the app as auto startup. - Select between two popup-styles: The Windows 7 Style and the Metro Style. - Support for automatically installing Windows Defender updates
  2. Found this on the blog at The Windows Club. Full blog post and instructions at The Windows Club. Super Mode in Windows 8
  3. The Add-on Compatibility Reporter (ACR) has been redesigned and rewritten from the ground up to make it easier to use! Add-on Compatibility Reporter 2.0
  4. Get the classic Start Menu back in Windows 8. http://majorgeeks.com/StartMenu8_d7934.html I'm not sure why but it does not run at startup for me like it's supposed to so I just put the .exe in my startup folder to solve that problem. It is v1.0.0 so maybe future updates will show some improvements but I like it as it is so far. Go to: C:Users{User Name}AppDataRoamingMicrosoftWindowsStart MenuProgramsStartup Copy/Paste this file into the Startup folder: C:Program Files (x86)IObitStartMenu8StartMenu8.exe
  5. If you are using the built-in malware protection with Windows 8, Windows 8 Update Notifier alerts you to new antivirus updates as they are released. By default Microsoft now uses Windows Defender as built-in malware protection.
  6. Among other things Windows Updates address security, performance and compatability issues. They are not all critical but some should be installed as soon as they become available. They are normally released on Patch Tuesday which is the second Tuesday of each month. Some (very few) are released "out-of-band". Those are uncommon though and are reserved for very severe vulnerabilities being released at any time of the month.
  7. Windows 8 does not alert users to new Windows Updates like previous versions of Windows. Some people like Windows to "be quiet" and not alert them to updates for various reasons. For those of us who do rely on notifications to important Windows Updates this is a good free solution. Once I ran this software I was informed that I did indeed have 6 Windows Updates waiting to be downloaded and installed. Be sure to look at the see the documentation page for install instructions and Screenshots.
  8. A new feature beginning with Firefox 17 is the ability to integrate Facebook into the browser allowing users to stay up to date with Facebook activities through a side bar in the Firefox web browser. You must be using Firefox 17 or above. To enable the plug-in visit the Messenger for Firefox web page. Click on the green 'Turn on' button. Agree to Messenger for Firefox at the prompt. If you are not logged into Facebook you will need to do so. You should not only see the side bar but also notice 4 new buttons in the upper right corner of the browser with various function including turning off the messenger. More details and help topics can be found on the Messenger for Firefox help page.
  9. Before installing an app it's good to know just how much of your personal information it has access to and what it may do with it. App Advisor from Secure.me lets you search a wide variety of Facebook apps to see just how safe they are. Just visit the App Advisor Homepage, enter the apps name in the search box and then search for it's information page. There you will find information on the apps Permissions, App Behavior and User Ratings including detailed information on how the app has to access your personal data, the apps behavior after connecting and what users think about the app. An example of when an app reportedly has too much control can be seen on the FarmVille app reputation page. If you find an app that has too many permissions for your taste you can remove it in your Facebook App Settings page. Other App Advisor tools from Secure.me: App Advisor Extension for Chrome App Advisor Firefox add-on secure.me for iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad Secure.me also has other Facebook privacy controls including:Privacy Control Reputation Guard Child Safety
  10. Chat Undetected By Crossrider Disable the Facebook Messenger’s read receipt feature. Chat Undetected works with Internet Explorer, Chrome, Firefox and Safari.
  11. Chrome Privacy Manager for the Google Chrome Web Browser Manage privacy settings, data deletion, quickly access page in incognito mode, manage cookies and monitor network traffic. Full Description and download in the Chrome Web Store
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    PrivacyFix - Your online privacy, simplified PrivacyFix keeps your Internet browsing private. Privacyfix Homepage
  13. The built in Windows Search, formerly known as Windows Desktop Search (WDS), is a nice feature on Windows computers for easily locating files and folders that you may not know the exact location of. However the built in search can be slow and doesn't always find what you know is there. Third party Windows search tools offer more robust features, are faster, and some even have add-ons. Everything Search Engine Everything Search Engine FAQ Find and Run Robot (FARR) Homepage and features FARR Features You Should Know About FARR Add-ons Wise JetSearch Wise JetSearch Help Center DocFetcher searches inside your document files! Find yourself looking through tons of documents? Try DocFetcher, a search tool that only searches for documents and text inside of documents saving you time.DocFetcher Downloads (also a portable version) DocFetcher Homepage and usage Extra note: If you have forgotten the name of the file or folder you are looking for, using the above search tools, you can type in a partial search term and search. Doing so will still list all of the files and folders containing those letters or numbers.
  14. Many times a programs built in uninstaller will leave behind unwanted and unneeded files, folders and registry keys. Unlike softwares built in uninstallers third party uninstallers will also scan for leftovers and remove the stuff you do not need once a software program is removed. They can also help you remove programs that have become corrupted and the built in uninstaller will not run. Some advantages of third party uninstallers: Force uninstall corrupted software Safely clean leftover files and folders Safely clean leftover registry entries Find details about unknown software My personal preference has always been Revo Uninstaller Free but I have tried all of these and they work well. All free for home use Absolute Uninstaller Advanced Uninstaller Pro Iobit Uninstaller Mirekusoft Install Monitor Revo Uninstaller (free) Windows Installer CleanUp Utility Wise Program Uninstaller Paid versions you must buy Ashampoo Magical UnInstall Revo Uninstaller (paid) Smarty Uninstaller Your Uninstaller!
  15. When taking digital pictures the information stored in the EXIF data can contain a lot of personal information like GPS location, time/date, owner name, camera make and model plus more. If you share pictures on the Internet you may want to remove certain information stored in the images to protect your personally identifiable information. Here are a few free software solutions to view, edit and remove EXIF data. Metability Software FileMind QuickFix Microsoft Pro Photo Tools Microsoft Windows users also have the ability to view, edit and remove EXIF data without using any additional software. Just right click on an Image and choose "Properties". Next select the "Options" tab. From there you can manually view, edit and remove EXIF data. Optionally, in Windows, you can click the "Remove Properties and Personal Information" option. A "Remove Properties" window will pop up. You then have the options to: - "Create a copy with all possible properties removed" or - "Remove the following properties from this file" that gives you multiple options of what EXIF data you want to keep or remove from the image. Make your selections and click "OK". Note: You can also use the right click option on other documents and files to view, edit and remove personal data you may not want to share with others.
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