February 26, 2018
Last week I shared some of my favourite programs and asked what you liked. I got plenty of feedback. You folks rock! Here’s some of the best stuff.
Mentioned by several readers, Malwarebytes is also one program I’d have a hard time doing without. Long-time reader Rudy wrote:
My favourite program is Malwarebytes. With the new version 3 it has an antivirus and malware all in one. I was able to get rid of my antivirus program and just use it. It is wonderful now just having the one program to look after all my security.
Ron, also a long-time reader mentioned:
FYI, for some strange reason the ” web protection ” on my Malwarebytes Premium wouldn’t turn on (just out of the blue this morning) in desperation I re-installed the program, and all is well. Just a note to your readers if this happens to them.
Yes. There was a glitch with a Malwarebytes update that caused problems with Web Protection. Then there was a glitch with the patch for that problem. It took several updates to get that sorted out. If you have the paid version of Malwarebytes, open the program to the Dashboard and make sure your Web Protection is turned on. If not, click on Update get the newest version.
If that doesn’t work, click on Settings | My Account and make a note of your license. Then uninstall and reinstall Malwarebytes. If it doesn’t already know your license, put that in and you should be good to go.
Austin recommends this utility to replace/supplement built-in Windows program Notepad:
It’s just 1 program but can do it all. From scripting to editing program ini or mostly any type of text files but would preserve the layout of the file.
Its notepad++ portable. I have it with me and make and edit files with it.
Learn more about the program here, and use the safe download link here if you want to try it. I’ve never used it, but it comes highly recommended by many colleagues. I guess I need to give this a try!
Image Resizer for Windows
Yet another wonderful utility I use often. Kieth wrote about it:
I take hundreds of photos work at high res. I use them at this resolution but like to keep a copy in my archive.
I use “image resizer for windows” … Reduces a 3500 kb photo to 100 kb in a flash. FREE
This is the safe download link.
Want to do something good for someone?
Many of you have sponsored me on charity bike rides in past years. This year I’m going to do the 50K Ride Don’t Hide to raise money for the Canadian Mental Health Association.
The Kelowna ride, on June 24, 2018, is one of many rides that day all over Canada. The goal is to raise $1,700,000 for essential programs and services in communities, workplaces and schools, and to end the stigma of mental illness.
I’m excited to be part of Ride Don’t Hide 2018, and I hope that you’ll join me as a rider, fundraise as a virtual rider, volunteer at the event, or sponsor my ride.
Thank you all for your feedback on programs you like, and please keep it coming. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have something you’d like to share with other readers.
Do you need help with your computer? I’m here to help you and your home or business computer get along!
Cate Eales runs Computer Care Kelowna, a mobile service helping home users and businesses get along with their computers. To arrange an appointment phone her at 250-764-7043. Cate also welcomes your comments and suggestions. Send email to email@example.com.
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Notepad ++ https://notepad-plus-plus.org/
Notepad ++ Download https://notepad-plus-plus.org/download/v7.5.4.html
Image Resizer for Windows http://www.bricelam.net/ImageResizer/
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This column also appeared on Castanet.net February 26, 2018