Most cherished soft's ?

Discussion in 'polls' started by crockett, Oct 19, 2003.

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Which pieces of software did you love most ?

  1. I've been delighted by this firewall..., 'cause...

    6 vote(s)
    21.4%
  2. Spellbound when I discovered this AV, 'cause...

    3 vote(s)
    10.7%
  3. This particular filter was amazing, 'cause...

    1 vote(s)
    3.6%
  4. A browser fan, I've never forgotten... 'cause...

    5 vote(s)
    17.9%
  5. Let me tell u about this anti spyware...

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  6. Anti-Trojans fascinate me, especially...

    1 vote(s)
    3.6%
  7. Without OS's one is nothing, and to me the best is...

    2 vote(s)
    7.1%
  8. Can't choose, but my 7 most cherished soft's were/are...

    10 vote(s)
    35.7%
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  1. crockett

    crockett Registered Member

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    Hello guys and girls... :D

    Hope everyone is doing good !

    The first software that amazed me was ATGuard... One day I finally got the chance to come accross an old but complete version of it... I couldn't believe someone actually had had the idea and skills to build this multifunction firewall/filter... In fact, still use it on some configurations, firewall option disabled, just for the fun and nostalgia... but still functional on old OS's!

    Another filter I loved very much and still do, i.e. WebWasher... While many people choose the excellent Proxo, I never could forget the powerful and complete simplicity of WW... Still taking care of my privacy to day.

    Riding on an old W98SE bike, 98Lite (www.litepc.com) simply revolutionized my system, bringing stability, smoothness and quickness to it... Can't recall how I ever could do without it on W98SE.

    Next revolution came when I understood the possibility and recognized the value of a good backup program... Completely changed my philosophy, because fears of any computer-related problems just disappeard overnight when I mastered the tools to create systematic and complete backup images of my system and files.

    Good firewalls I couldn't do without, and OutPost Pro 2 in my eyes simply surpasses any other FW I have come across, even Kerio 2.14... At least I now have a FW which consistently survives the pcFlank's Exploits Test (www.pcflank.com), whatever the OS I use it on.

    And of course, almost last but surely not least, Opera just has become a part of me on the web... Seems to me to be so fast and intelligent and reliable, always to be counted on, ever-evolving yet so perfect already... What a treat...

    And now I can even use MwSnap to capture and share screenshots with the Wilders's members... A tool I now almost can't do without.

    Ain't life great ?! :)

    Rgds, Crockett :cool:
     

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  2. pin

    pin Registered Member

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    either winamp2 or trillian.. although i also cherish this old pc game called shogun based on clavell's novel.
     
  3. bigc73542

    bigc73542 Retired Moderator

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    Over the last (more years than I care to remember) I have probably tried every antivirus program available for windows. But I keep coming back to mcafee. except for version 5 or 5.1 it has always worked well for me. I know there are people out there that don't like it but it has always kept my computer secure with the least amount of problems. I guess that is all you can expect. So I guess I will always use it as long as they don't screw it up. ;)
     
  4. Acadia

    Acadia Registered Member

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    This one is easy: GoBack. I don't know what my second favorite software is, nothing else even comes close.

    Acadia
     
  5. beetlejuice

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    :D GoBack is my #1 also. :D
     
  6. LowWaterMark

    LowWaterMark Administrator

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    Well, I can't seem to fit mine into your poll choices, but it is without any doubt the single best and most powerful piece of security software I have ever seen... Tiny Trojan Trap.

    I've written about it a few times here and other places including this large thread that's packed with images and descriptions of its capabilities.

    Like others have said above, for me nothing even comes close to TTT.
     
  7. Pieter_Arntz

    Pieter_Arntz Spyware Veteran

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    No outspoken favorite like in nothing comes close, but I'll never forget the first time I surfed the internet after installing AdShield. :cool:
     
  8. FukenFooser 007.5

    FukenFooser 007.5 Registered Member

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    Thats a tuff one?? o_O
    Lovin "ZONE"
    So many anti's hard to pick, eScan and tds-3 would get votes!
    But I Always do, Put my best and worst pic's into "Webshots" also. The ease of working with it to show off in backgrouind or the three finger salute to change or start screen-saver, (also does link to site).
    And all the "never-tech's",I always help out love it when I show it to them.

    Althou, I do miss "GoBACK", and wish I could find a place to dl it again, or might have gotten off A Maximum PC disc but Bro to busy with 3D ("TrackWorks"), to look for it for me. Might have to just look myself next time I beat him home from work.
    Lets see where is that yellow sticky pado_O?

    :cool:
     
  9. TAG97

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    'Drive Image' Never leave home without it. ;)
     
  10. crockett

    crockett Registered Member

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    Hi guys :)

    Sorry to sound ridiculous, but what's this GoBack soft Acadia and Beetlejuice are talking about ? Kind of a rollback program as embedded in some OS's ?!

    Rgds, Crockett :cool:
     
  11. Acadia

    Acadia Registered Member

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    GoBack is System Restore on steroids. Whereas System Restore only restores certain parts of your system, GoBack restores literally every single sector of your hard drive to a previous state; yes, it’s that powerful. Use with caution if you are using a partitioning software, especially if you are doing dual booting.

    Acadia
     
  12. Kathyhl

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    Snagit32 has got to be the best little program I ever got, and that was years ago when it was still free. Especially for all those times when my sister just doesn't believe something I'm looking at, and then I snagit and show it to her. :D
     
  13. JayK

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    Hmm, for me, I dont think any software has ever evoked that sense of awe and respect I seem to read in other posts

    I guess if you must force me to pick it must be the first mozilla 1.0 versions?

    Maybe POPfile for it's intelligent filtering?

    But seriously none took my breath away or made me feel that it completely changed the nature of surfing or my computer experience.

    For those to qualify it would mean stuff like discovering what a browser is after doing telnet only, or discovering POP3 when you have being webmail only...
     
  14. optigrab

    optigrab Registered Member

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    There are so many great little apps, reliable and robust, that are simply worth their weight in gold. To make a decision, I'd have to pick an app that has done more than merely deliver 100% time and time again (like I said, there are a few). So I'd say it's my firewall, Outpost, because it has taught me so much - I'm still learning, too! :D
     
  15. crockett

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    Hello;

    Could you tell us more about Snagit32 ?!

    Rgds, Crockett :cool: (Running on Outpost2 too tonight)
     
  16. snapdragin

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    ahh..i couldn't choose...so i opt'd for the 7 most cherished :D

    PaintShopPro
    winamp
    icq
    SpywareBlaster
    Spybot S&D
    HijackThis
    and Opera

    but if i lost internet connection tomorrow...leave me with my PSP and i'm happy! :D
     
  17. crockett

    crockett Registered Member

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    HI ;)

    Well... All right, Snap'... You can keep your connection :)

    Rgds, Crockett :cool:
     
  18. Uguel707

    Uguel707 Graphic Artist

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    I like Paint Shop Pro 7 a lot! It has many possibilities: such as to correct pictures, create drawings, animations and so on but then comes the time when you want stg bigger so you look at Maya "Alias" the complete or unlimited edition but the pricing is very high:

    Maya Complete™ 5: $1999.00 USD
    Maya Unlimited™ 5 $6999.00 USD :p



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    Another one I like, free and very light :):
    Pixia, version 3:

    http://www.ab.wakwak.com/~knight/

    I like it better than Paint Shop Pro when it's just for drawing with the mouse. My first drawing made with Pixia can be seen below...

    Paint Shop Pro
    IrfanView
    Pixia
    Ad-Aware
    Spybot S&D
    Opera
    winamp

    Uguel
     

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  19. Tinribs

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    I couldn't be without K9 Antispam or my Firebird (or KMeleon)

    Both do a superb job and feel so comfortable.
     
  20. crockett

    crockett Registered Member

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    Hi Tinribs ;)

    It's been a long time since we met in a thread !

    Hope you're doing fine.

    Rgds, Crockett :cool:
     
  21. Daniel SR

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    It's tough to choose only one...but I can say these are progs that I like and install again and again after a disk format or whatever:

    Netscape Browser/Mail
    Download Accelerator
    Winamp
    Trillian
    OpenOffice
    Diskeeper
    WinRar
    Ontrack DataRecovery
    Abobe PhotoShop
    Adobe AcrobatReader
    Nero
    DiscJuggler
    BlindWrite
    PicSecure
    DivX player/plug-in
    e-Mule
    Kazaa Lite
    and NOD32 just joined the list.

    That's without mentioning the games..but that's for another forum :)
     
  22. Weber

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    Opera
    eMule
    foobar2000
     
  23. mvdu

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    KAV
    Weatherbug
    IZArc
    System Safety Monitor
    SpywareBlaster
    Ad-aware
    Spybot S&D
     
  24. DougRees

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    A piece of software that I love is called RagTime Solo. It's freeware made in Germany and really does a bang-up job of desktop publishing. The program is so simple and intuitive that I find myself bypassing PageMaker (which I also have on my system) at least 99% of the time. RagTime is just a hell of a lot faster and easier. And it does just about everything I want done.
     
  25. illukka

    illukka Spyware Fighter

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    trojan hunter.. finally a good at with ease of use and speed...
    opera browser, makes dial up feel like broadband
    mass downloader from meta products
    total uninstall.. makes trialing software better
    pegasus mail
    open office- chance to get rid of m$ chains
    suse linux- same as above
    and last but not least, the software i use the most: civilization I; II; III; and ptw
     
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