WYSIWYG Web Watch Pages Review

by Paul Baecker

Safer web searching. Click on the duck image for a brief video of this search engine's benefits.
Not in WWW pages https://duckduckgo.com

Have you investigated any of the 2700+ web page reviews in the WYSIWYG Web Watch section? Do you have a good one to offer?
Not in WWW pages http://sterlingheightscomputerclub.org

Simple configurable egg timer (don't spend all day on the web).
WWW name: Egg timer02/2014http://e.ggtimer.com

Four very useful free utilities to recover lost files and help keep your PC humming along.
Not in WWW pages https://www.piriform.com/products

When asking for PC help, use this free remote access tool, pass-code protected access.
Not in WWW pages http://www.teamviewer.com

Compare relative performance among 1200 CPUs (see 'Search for your CPU Model').
Not in WWW pages http://www.cpubenchmark.net

Free downloadable ebooks in various electronics categories.
Not in WWW pages http://www.makeuseof.com/pages/

Reviews of free and commercial anti-virus products.
Not in WWW pages http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2372364,00.asp

Security product benchmark testing, ranked by installation, load, performance, etc.
WWW name: Pass Mark06/2010http://www.passmark.com

Comparison of anti-virus products vs. the (mediocre) free Microsoft tool. Select 'Home User'.
Not in WWW pages http://www.av-test.org/en/home/

Highly recommended anti-spyware products (consider using two or three anti-spyware products).
WWW name: Malware bytes06/2009http://www.malwarebytes.org
Not in WWW pages http://superantispyware.com

If your PC gets infected, play the following.
Not in WWW pages http://sadtrombone.com

Big box store offers weekly specials, many free after rebates, many with free shipping, no MI sales tax, get your security software here.
Not in WWW pages http://www.frys.com/template/software

Another online retailer with good deals on hardware and security software, occasionally free after rebates (their newsletter offers even more and better values).
Not in WWW pages http://www.newegg.com

Valuable website for troubleshooting Windows problems.
Not in WWW pages http://www.bleepingcomputer.com

Browser add-on to reduce quantity of webpage ads (available for various browsers).
Not in WWW pages https://adblockplus.org

Browser add-on to eliminate beacons, advertising, and gadgets which snoop on your web surfing (available for various browsers).
Not in WWW pages https://www.ghostery.com

Control unwanted cookies with this browser add-on (for Firefox).
Not in WWW pages https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/self-destructing-cookies/?src=api

Do you have a router? A brief discussion about the extreme value of having a router protect your home network, what are you waiting for?? GET ONE!
Not in WWW pages http://www.terryscomputertips.com/computers/why-use-a-router/

MS Office 2010 training videos.
Not in WWW pages http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/excel-help/download-office-2010-training-HA101901726.aspx

Videos for new users of various computer technologies (computer and internet basics, introductions to MS Office products, and more).
WWW name: Learn free02/2014http://www.gcflearnfree.org

Checks to see whether you have the most recent versions of various browser tools.
Not in WWW pages http://www.qualys.com/free-tools-trials/browsercheck/

A great tool collection for troubleshooting ailing PCs (download ISO file and burn to a CD to use).
Not in WWW pages http://www.ultimatebootcd.com

Tutorials for Windows 7 users.
WWW name: Windows 7 videos02/2014http://www.pcsupport.tv/free-windows-7-step-by-step-tutorial-videos/

Colorful disk usage statistics viewer and cleanup tool for various versions of Microsoft Windows. Discover what is taking up your hard drive space.
WWW name: WinDirStat10/2010http://www.windirstat.info

Recent free versions of software from a quality online vendor (enter the posted coupon code and click on 'Get Downloads Now'.
Not in WWW pages http://www.ashampoo.com/en/usd/lpa/gift?c=merryxmas

Large collection of free audio, video, and document conversion tools and utilities.
Not in WWW pages http://www.allfreevideoconverter.com

Free games offered for one day each.
Not in WWW pages http://game.giveawayoftheday.com

Five websites with daily legitimate giveaways of full-featured commercial software (must download and install and activate the product on the day that it is offered). Note: Always turn OFF any option to automatically update any of these offered products and do not manually update; updating may reduce the product to trial version or render product unusable.
WWW name: Giveaways03/2010http://www.giveawayoftheday.com
Not in WWW pages http://www.bitsdujour.com/software/free-giveawayoftheday
Not in WWW pages http://sharewareonsale.com/shop
Not in WWW pages http://giveaway.glarysoft.com
Not in WWW pages http://www.mostiwant.com/blog/

Discover free and commercial software alternatives.
WWW name: Alternate software12/2013http://www.alternativeto.net

Identifies vulnerabilities in non-Microsoft (third-party) programs which can leave your PC open to attacks.
Not in WWW pages https://secunia.com/vulnerability_scanning/personal/

Monitors all devices (even hidden) on your home network. Is a neighbor hijacking your Wi-Fi?
Not in WWW pages http://www.mylanviewer.com/network-ip-scanner.html

Great file search tool; locate files and folders by name instantly.
Not in WWW pages http://www.voidtools.com

Create screenshots of a selected region, window, or full-screen; you can even capture complete (scrolling) web pages from Internet Explorer, highlight or hide selected areas, and more options.
Not in WWW pages http://getgreenshot.org

Rules for safe computing.
Not in WWW pages http://www.techsupportalert.com/safe-hex-safe-computing-practices.htm

Fifteen things to do with an old computer.
Not in WWW pages http://forum.wisecleaner.com/index.php?/topic/3488-things-to-do-with-an-used-old-computer-15-great-ideas-your-old-pc-will-like/

Replace your dangerous (as of April 8, 2014) Windows XP system with a free version of Linux. View alternative Linux products including descriptions and sample screen images.
WWW name: Linux versions05/2006http://www.distrowatch.com

Linux version (free) that (probably) appears and functions most similar to Windows XP; includes access to 67,000+ free and safe downloadable software products: utilities, audio/video, office, graphics, internet, entertainment/games, programming, fonts, accessories, and more.
Not in WWW pages http://linuxmint.com

How to keep your PC secure after MS support of XP, cut the cord!
Not in WWW pages http://www.infoworld.com/d/microsoft-windows/how-keep-your-pc-secure-when-microsoft-endswindows-xp-support-237484?source=rss_microsoft_windows&