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Home Automation with SmartThings

I use SmartThings for all my home automation. Everything from closing my garage door automatically if no one is home, to alerting me when the back door has been open for 10 minutes. Home automation isn’t for everyone, but if you’re interested, please use my referral link so I get credit to use for my own purchases with them. Thanks!
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AppCleaner (Mac)

AppCleaner is a small application which allows you to thoroughly uninstall unwanted apps. Installing an application distributes many files throughout your System using space of your Hard Drive unnecessarily. AppCleaner finds all these small files and safely deletes them. Simply drop an application onto the AppCleaner window. It will find for the related files and you can delete them by clicking the delete button.
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AppFresh (Mac)

AppFresh helps you to keep all applications, widgets, preference panes and application plugins installed on your Mac up to date. All from one place, easy to use and fully integrated into Mac OS X. AppFresh works by checking the excellent for new versions and lets you download and install available updates easily.
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ATF Cleaner (Windows)

ATF is a new, freeware, temporary file cleaner for Windows, IE, Firefox and Opera with a simple, easy-to-use interface.
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AVG Free (Windows)

AVG Free provides you with basic antivirus and antispyware protection for Windows and is available to download for free.
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Backblaze Online Backup

I used to run an online backup company, so believe me when I say that Backblaze is the best option out there (I use them myself). Backblaze is packed full of great features. You can back up any attached external hard drive at no extra charge. There are no limits to file size, or network speeds. Backblaze is designed to be secure, encrypted, and high performance – that’s why Backblaze runs natively on your Mac or Windows computer. You can also access your backed up files on your phone with the Backblaze mobile app.
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CCleaner (Windows)

CCleaner is a freeware system optimization, privacy and cleaning tool. It removes unused files from your system – allowing Windows to run faster and freeing up valuable hard disk space. It also cleans traces of your online activities such as your Internet history. Additionally it contains a fully featured registry cleaner. But the best part is that it’s fast (normally taking less than a second to run) and contains NO Spyware or Adware! 🙂
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ComboFix (Windows)

ComboFix is a program, created by sUBs, that scans your computer for known malware, and when found, attempts to clean these infections automatically. In addition to being able to remove a large amount of the most common and current malware, ComboFix also displays a report that can be used by trained helpers to remove malware that is not automatically removed by the program.
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CrossLoop (Mac and Windows)

CrossLoop is a consumer Internet company that empowers everyone to help someone anywhere in the world with its free and easy-to-use software application for desktop sharing. CrossLoop connects computer users with trusted, qualified service providers and friends who can provide the support they need quickly and conveniently.
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Dropbox (Mac and Windows)

Dropbox is a free service that lets you bring all your photos, docs, and videos anywhere. This means that any file you save to your Dropbox will automatically save to all your computers, phones and even the Dropbox website. Dropbox also makes it super easy to share with others, whether you’re a student or professional, parent or grandparent. Even if you accidentally spill a latte on your laptop, have no fear! You can relax knowing that Dropbox always has you covered, and none of your stuff will ever be lost.
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iCanHazIP (Mac and Windows)

Though it has a strange name, this website does one thing and it does it well: it tells you your public IP address. If you are currently behind a router, getting this information can be tricky at best, and this site makes it a breeze.
Click here to find your public IP address

Join.Me (Mac and Windows)

Get everybody on the same page, when they’re not in the same room, instantly. Review documents and designs. Train staff. Demo products or just show off. is a ridiculously simple screen sharing tool for meetings on the fly.
Click here to share your screen

LookInMyPC (Windows)

LookInMyPC generates a complete, comprehensive system profile that includes information on all installed hardware and software. Additionally it provides system diagnostic information such as details on running processes, installed services, startup programs, Windows updates and hot fixes, active network and Internet connections, TCP/IP port usage, event log detail, and much more. All this is provided in an easy to read, formatted report that you can view and print using your web browser.
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Malware Bytes Anti-Malware (Windows)

Malwarebytes is a site dedicated to fighting malware. Malwarebytes has developed a variety of tools that can identify and remove malicious software from your computer. When your computer becomes infected, Malwarebytes can provide the needed assistance to remove the infection and restore the machine back to optimum performance.
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Microsoft Security Essentials (Windows)

MMicrosoft Security Essentials provides real-time protection for your home PC that guards against viruses, spyware, and other malicious software. Microsoft Security Essentials is a free download from Microsoft that is simple to install, easy to use, and always kept up to date so you can be assured your PC is protected by the latest technology. It’s easy to tell if your PC is secure — when you’re green, you’re good.
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SpywareBlaster (Windows)

SpywareBlaster can help keep your system secure, without interfering with the “good side” of the web. And unlike other programs, SpywareBlaster does not have to remain running in the background. It works alongside the programs you have to help secure your system.
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SUPERAntiSpyware (Windows)

Detect and Remove Spyware, Adware and Remove Malware, Trojans, Dialers, Worms, KeyLoggers, HiJackers, Parasites, Rootkits, Rogue Security Products and many other types of threats.
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TDSSKiller (Windows)

Kaspersky distributes a tool used to clean rootkits belonging to the family Rootkit.Win32.TDSS (aka Tidserv, TDSServ, Alureon).
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Windows XP File Association Fixes (Windows)

This page contains a list of the various file associations in Windows that can be broken by some viruses. Each of these fixes needs to be downloaded and “installed” individually. Further instructions are included on the page itself.
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