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Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Bitdefender Internet Security - One of the best security suites for Windows

Posted by mohd aamir
Recently, I published an article 5 Best free antivirus to download for Windows PC wherein I suggested to go for Bitdefender Internet Security if looking for a paid antivirus software, as it is rated as the best antivirus by AV-TEST labs. AV-TEST is an independent IT security lab which conducts tests on various security solutions, whose results focus on three parameters: performance, protection and usability. Based on the Experimental results carried out by AV-TEST labs Bitdefender Internet Security 2015 was rated as the best antivirus for Windows 8.1.


Source : AV-TEST labs

Features of Bitdefender Internet Security

  • Active Virus control - Detects known and unknown viruses by monitoring the live processes.
  • Rescue mode - Restarts computer in a trusted environment which is used for restoration and clean up.
  • Virtualized browser - Isolates the browser form operating system to a Bitdefender protected environment where you can work on confidential data.
  • Vulnerability scanner - Checks for unsafe system settings and outdated security software.
  • Anti spam - Stops unwanted e-mail.
  • Two way firewall - Monitors your internet connection and keeps it safe.
  • Parental control - Helps parents remotely monitor their children's online activity and provides options to block inappropriate content.

Why Bitdefender Internet Security stands out among antiviruses?

1. Best Performance

Performance is the main criteria which one looks for when searching for antivirus software. There are many antiviruses which run in background and hamper your computers's performance. However, Bitdefender Internet Security provides the best performance without affecting your computer's speed.

2. Best Protection

Protecting a computer from threats is another important ability of an antivirus software. There are many antiviruses which have higher false detection rate which is not the case with Bitdefender Internet Security. Bitdefender provides the best protection to your computer.

3. Usability

Many antivirus software keep giving annoying notifications and warnings which impacts computer's usability. However, Bitdefender Internet Security tops the usability tests.

4. Best Customer Support

This is one of the best services provided by Bitdefender Antivirus. The company provides 24/7 technical support to their customers, where most of the players do not offer any service to their customers. If you are experiencing any software errors, issues with viruses or bugs, their highly skilled tech geniuses are available 24/7 to resolve your issue.

If you are experiencing any software errors, issues with viruses or bugs, you can reach out to Bitdefender's highly experienced tech support team.

Conclusion

Bitdefender Internet Security is one of the best Internet security suites. It does not hamper your computer's performance while protecting against different malware.
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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

5 Best Smartphones to Buy below 10,000 INR in 2014

Posted by mohd aamir
Well, Are you looking to buy a smartphone which comes with all the best features at an affordable price of less than 10,000 INR, then you are at a correct place. It may be an arduous task for many people to filter out a best smartphone from too many available in the market. So in order to make it easy for you I have sorted out a list of 5 best smartphones that you can buy under a budget of 10,000 INR in 2014.

5 Best Smartphones to Buy below 10,000 INR in 2014

Following is a list of 5 best smartphones that you can buy within a budget of 10,000 INR in 2014.

1. Moto E

  Price Rs. 6999 ( click here to buy at this price )

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Moto E is one of the best smartphones that you can buy within a budget of 10,000 INR. The reason to rank Moto E first among all the 5 smartphones is the availability of 1 GB of RAM which is one of the most required feature which one looks at while buying a smartphone. It also comes with android kitkat 4.4 OS which no other brand is offering at this price. The combination of 1.2 Ghz dual core processor and 1 GB of RAM makes Moto E one of the best smartphone to buy below 10,000 INR. 

Specifications of Moto E :
    • Processor            :      1.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 200, Dual Core.
    • OS                      :       Android v 4.4 (KitKat)
    • Graphics              :      Adreno 302, 400 MHz, Single.
    • RAM                   :      1 GB
    • Internal Memory   :      4GB
    • Camera                :      5 MP
    • Screen Size          :       4.3 inches (corning Gorilla Glass 3)
Click here to Buy Moto E (Black) for Rs. 6999

2. Sony Xperia M


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This device comes with 1 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor and 1 GB of RAM which lets you multitask effortlessly. It is powered with Adreno 305 GPU for high Graphics Visualization. The device comes with Android v4.1 Jelly Bean and can be upgraded to Android v4.3. 

Specifications of Sony Xperia M :
    • Processor            :      1 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4, Dual core processor 
    • OS                      :       Android v 4.1 ( upgradable to v4.3)
    • Graphics              :      Adreno 305
    • RAM                   :      1 GB
    • Internal Memory   :      4GB
    • Camera                :      5 MP ( HD video Recording)
    • Screen Size          :       4 inches 
Click here to buy Sony Xperia M Black

3. HTC Desire 210

 Price Rs. 7599 ( Click here to buy at this price )

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Here comes another low budget smartphone from HTC with all the best features bundled in it. HTC Desire 210 comes with 1 GHz dual core processor and android v 4.2 (Jelly Bean). The Best feature of this phone is HD video Recording.

Specifications of HTC Desire 210 :
    • Processor            :      1 GHz Dual Core processor.
    • OS                      :       Android v 4.2 (Jelly Bean)
    • RAM                   :      512 MB
    • Internal Memory   :      4GB
    • Camera                :      5 MP (HD Video Recording)
    • Screen Size          :       4 inches

4. Asus Zenfone 4 A400CG

 Price Rs. 5999 ( click here to buy at this price )

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The phone comes with 1.2 GHz dual core processor which makes it totally responsive and efficient. Also, It comes with 1 GB of RAM which adds to the performance efficiency. It comes with Android v4.3 (Jelly Bean) which can be upgraded to Android v4.4 (KitKat).

Specifications of Asus Zenfone 4 A400CG :
    • Processor            :      1.2 GHz Intel Atom Z2520 Processor with Intel Hyper Threading                                               Technology, Dual Core.
    • OS                      :       Android v 4.3 (Jelly Bean) upgradable to v4.4 (KitKat)
    • RAM                   :      1 GB
    • Internal Memory   :      8 GB
    • Camera                :      5 MP 
    • Screen Size          :      4 inches ( Corning Gorilla Glass 3 )
Click here to buy Asus Zenfone 4 A400CG Black

5. Nokia Lumia 525

Price Rs. 9750 ( click here to buy at this price )

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Here is another Windows Smartphone from Nokia under a budget of 10,000 INR. It comes with 1 GHz dual core processor and 1 GB of RAM. Nokia lumia 525 runs on windows phone 8 OS which has better speed and supports host of applications

Specifications of Nokia Lumia 525 :
    • Processor            :      1 GHz Qualcomm snapdragon S4, Dual Core Procesoor.
    • OS                      :       Windows Phone 8 OS
    • RAM                   :      1 GB
    • Internal Memory   :      8 GB
    • Camera                :      5 MP (HD Recording)
    • Screen Size          :      4 inches 
Click here to buy Nokia Lumia 525 black
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Monday, June 23, 2014

Best Things to do With Your Old Computer

Posted by mohd aamir
Have you bought a new computer and wondering what to do with the older one which is very slow. Well, there are many creative things that you can do with your old computer. Below I have shared some best things that you can do to make good use of your old computer.

Best Things to do With Your Old Computer

1. Install Linux OS

You can make good use of your old computer by installing lightweight Linux OS. There are many free Linux distributions available which can be installed on your old computer with low configuration. For those of you who are not aware about Linux OS, it is an operating system which has almost same features like windows operating system but available for free. Below are some of the free Linux OS which can be installed on computers with low configuration.

1. Puppy Linux
Puppy Linux is one of the best lightweight Linux OS which requires very less memory resources, making it suitable for computers with low configuration. The entire operating system just requires 130 MB of space and can run from RAM , which makes it unusually fast even in old computers. You can live boot Puppy Linux from CD's, DVDs, USB flash drive and other portable media. It includes wide range of applications like word-processors, lightweight internet browsers, multimedia player and many other utilities.

You can download latest version of Puppy Linux from the following link

To know how to install puppy Linux go to the following link

2. Lubuntu
Lubuntu is another fast and light weight operating system from Linux. Same like puppy Linux, Lubuntu is intended to support Computers with low configuration. It can be installed from pendrive or CD. Lubuntu also comes with wide range of applications like mp3 player, PDF reader, Word processor and many other utilities.



You can download latest version of Lubuntu from the following link
Download Lubuntu

To know how to install Lubuntu go to the following link
Installation instructions for Lubuntu

2. Use it as a Home Server

You can also use your old computer as a home server that can can keep your data safe. To Setup your old computer as a home server you need to install a network operating system like Windows Home Server which costs 100$. If you are looking for a free alternative you can go for FreeNAS which is an open source network attached storage system. It turns your PC into network attached storage device.



Hardware Requirements for FreeNAS:
Bootable Drive or USB key
RAM: 128MB
Free Disc space: 32MB
Motherboard with 32 bit processor
A keyboard and a monitor during installation of FreeNAS, You won't need them after installation.

Steps to download and install FreeNAS:
1. Download the FreeNAS iso disc image from freenas.org .
2. After Downloading FreeNAS iso disc image burn the disc image into a CD.
3. Now boot your PC from the CD and follow the quick installation steps. After installation configure the network and set the box's IP address.
4. Now you can access the FreeNAS box via web browser from another PC on the same network .
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Saturday, April 5, 2014

10 Must-Have free Software Programs for Windows PC

Posted by mohd aamir
This article deals with the most useful and much needed software programs for Windows PC. It may be difficult for you to pick the best software program from innumerable software programs available on the internet. To make it easy for you I have compiled a list of best free software programs for windows PC. It is better to install a single media player with all the best features bundled in it rather than installing two different media players with limited features.
So, if you have purchased a new PC or re-installed Windows OS on an old one, consider installing the following list of the Best and Must-Have free software programs for Windows PC. It is a list of free software programs that I install and run as soon as I format my PC.
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All the free software programs mentioned below support all versions of Windows including Windows XP, Windows 7 and Windows 8.

Must-Have free Software Programs for Windows PC

1. Antivirus - Avast Free Antivirus

If you have purchased a new PC or freshly installed Windows OS on an old one, Antivirus software will be the first software program that must be installed on your computer. Antivirus software helps you in removing various threats like Spyware, Malware, etc. and it also helps you to stay safe online.
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There are many best antivirus programs available on the internet.  If you are not aware of  best free antivirus programs read my previous article on 5 best free antivirus programs for windows PC. Among them Avast free antivirus is recommended as one of the best free antivirus software by different sources. It provides effective protection against various computer threats.

2. Web Browser - Google Chrome

When it comes to web browsing on your PC, there are many web browsers available to browse the internet. But installing the best Web Browser will enhance your Browsing experience with fast speeds. Google Chrome is considered as one of the best web browsers which loads complex web pages at lightning speeds. Google chrome uses less memory resources and also has an easy to use interface which helps users to navigate easily and quickly.
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3. CCleaner

CCleaner is one of the best system maintenance tool for windows. It keeps your computer faster and secure by cleaning potentially unwanted programs and invalid Windows Registry entries. It also cleans Browsing History, Cookies, log files and other unwanted data from your computer.

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4. VLC media player

VLC media player is a must-have for those who constantly watch movies. It is one of the best media player which supports almost all video and audio file formats.  VLC media player comes bundled with every feature you'd ever want. You can also stream online videos using VLC media player. Moreover, the best part is that you can also Edit videos (convert, cut and re-size) in VLC media player. It also has a feature to Download subtitles automatically when watching movies. All these features make VLC a must-have media player for windows PC.
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5. 7-Zip

7-Zip is one of the best and must-have application to compress and extract files. It supports a number of compression and non-compression archive formats both for packing and unpacking the files which include ZIP, RAR, 7z, XAR and many more. It also has an ability to unpack archives with corrupted file names.

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6. Apache OpenOffice

OpenOffice is a free and must-have office suite, which can be installed as an alternative to Microsoft office. It comes with everything that you expect from a world class office package. OpenOffice is available in many different languages. The packages that come with OpenOffice include Word Processor, Spreadsheet, Presentation Package, Groupware Client, Database Management System and Drawing. OpenOffice comes with a host of special features which makes it a strong competitor with the market leaders. In OpenOffice you can read and Write Microsoft office files. Users can open and save Word, Excel and PowerPoint files in Openoffice.
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Click Here to Download Apache OpenOffice for Windows

7. doPDF

doPDF is a freeware program that can convert any type of printable document to PDF file. It comes bundled with many good features. In this application you can select the predefined page size for resulting PDF such as A4, A5, A6. It also allows the custom page size and custom graphic resolution settings from 72 to 2400 dpi. You can also set the page orientation to be landscape or portrait.

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8. IrfanView

It is a must-have freeware image viewer program for Microsoft Windows. Using this program you can edit, view and convert image files and you can also play audio/video files. This software program is easy to use and also supports a wide variety of graphic file formats. The program is compact (basic installation occupies just 1.6 MB) and does not require high memory resources. It supports viewing and saving of numerous file formats. Moreover, the best feature of IrfanView is that you can create slideshows and screensavers from collection of images with accompanying mp3 audio.

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9. ImgBurn

ImgBurn is a must-have free software program which allows recording of CD, DVD and Blu-ray images  to recordable media. It supports a wide range of file formats which include ISO, DVD, IMG, MDS and many more. ImgBurn is a lightweight program occupying only 1.8 MB for all its installed features.

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Free Download Manager is a must-have download manager for Microsoft Windows. It is one of the best free download accelerator and manager. It helps you in increasing speed of your downloads and resuming the broken downloads. It also has a BitTorrent support which enables you to download torrents.

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Saturday, March 15, 2014

Automatically Download Movie Subtitles in VLC media player

Posted by mohd aamir 2 Comments
VLC media player is one of the best media player which supports almost all audio and video file types. Many people use VLC media player for watching movies because of its support for multiple audio/video file formats. You may need movie subtitles when watching movies in a language which you are not familiar with. Anyhow, there are many websites like moviesubtitles, opensubtitles to manually download subtitles for movies. But it will be simpler Downloading movie subtitles automatically when watching movies. In this article, I will show How to Automatically Download Movie Subtitles in VLC media player.

How to automatically download movie subtitles in VLC media Player


Follow the Steps given below  to Automatically Download Movie Subtitles in VLC media player

How to Automatically Download Movie Subtitles in VLC media player

You need to install an extension called VLSub to automatically download subtitles in VLC media player.
  1. You can download the VLSub extension from following link for free.                             Download VLSub extension for VLC Media player
  2. Extract the downloaded zip file of VLSub extension.
  3. Now create a folder with name extensions in following directory                                              C:\Program Files\VideoLAN\VLC\lua\
  4. After creating the folder, copy the extracted vlsub.lua file to the folder extensions which was created in previous step. (vlsub.lua file should be copied to  C:\Program Files\VideoLAN\VLC\lua\extensions)
  5. Now play any video in VLC media player and then open VLSub from View->VLSub.                    
    VLSub to automatically download movie subtitles in VLC media player
          
  6. When you click on VLSub a Dialog box opens like the one shown below from which you can search for subtitles using two options Search by Hash and Search by Name. The option search by hash is recommended because using this you can get more precise results. Whereas by searching using second option search by name you get many subtitles from which you have to select one and download it.                                                                                                                                            
    VLSub Dialog box
  7. VLSub will  automatically recognize the movie name. You can even change it in the title box. Now click on Search by hash or Search by name and select the subtitle which looks precise, then click on download selection.
  8. Now you can see subtitles while playing a movie in VLC media player.
  9. If subtitles are not syncing properly go to Tools -> Track Synchronization and vary the values of subtitles to sync it with the Video and click on refresh.
Also  see : How to edit videos in VLC media player

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Tuesday, March 11, 2014

5 Best apps to find/track stolen Android Phone

Posted by mohd aamir
So are you thinking what to do if you lose your Android Smartphone, Don't panic here are 5 best apps which will let you find or track stolen Android Phone or save your important data. Keep the apps listed below installed on your smart phone so that you can find/track your Android phone in case it is lost. You may have important information like addresses, financial info, important numbers on your phone which you don't want others to see. At the very least you want to recover the important data or want it deleted to be safe. Here are 5 best apps which will help you keep your device safe in case if it is lost . Some applications have the ability to track the device and wipe all the important data from the lost android phone.

5 best apps to find or track lost android phone

5 best apps to find or track stolen Android Phone

Here are 5 best apps to find or track stolen android phone. Keep these apps installed on your phone so that you can track your Android Phone in case it is lost.

1. Avast Anti-theft

It is one of the best cell phone tracker which helps you find/track your stolen Android Phone. Using this app you can find and control your phone remotely. You can also trigger remote features via sms command using a friends phone or web interface.

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Best Features of Avast Anti-theft:
  • Locate or track your lost Android Phone through web based mobile tracking feature.
  • Remotely take photos or listen to audio of phone's surroundings.
  • control your phone remotely via SMS or web based interface.
  • Keep your important data safe by remotely locking/wiping the data.
  • Activate a customizable siren.
  • Have calls and messages forwarded to a different phone.
You can download this app from play store by going to following link

2. AntiDroidTheft

It is one of the best apps which is used to secure your phone using GPS tracking system. It can track the location of your phone and take the pictures through Anti Droid Theft Website. It can also track all the SIM card changes and also has a child tracking feature.

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Best Features of AntiDroidTheft
  • View position of your lost phone using GPS.
  • Track all the SIM card or phone number changes.
  • View picture's taken from phone's camera.
You can download this app from play store by going to following link

PlanB is the only 'find my lost phone' app that helps to find your lost phone without installing it beforehand. So, you can use this app to locate your stolen phone if you have not installed any 'find my phone' app on your device beforehand. You can install this app remotely from Google play web interface. PlanB will automatically send your phone's location to your Gmail Address. To locate again borrow your friends phone and text the word 'locate' to your lost phone.

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You can download PlanB from Play store by going to following link

4. Wheres My Droid

Wheres My Droid is one of the best app to track your lost Android Phone. This app can turn the ringer volume up and make your phone ring. This app can also get a GPS coordinates with a link to Google maps if you are not near enough to your phone to hear the ringer.

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Best Features of Wheres My Droid:
  • Find Phone by making it ring.
  • Find phone by GPS location.
  • pass code protection to prevent unauthorized app changes.
  • GPS-Flare location alert on low battery.
  • Notification of Changed SIM card or phone number.

You can download this app from play store by going to following link


5. Android Lost

Using Android Lost you can remotely control your lost Android phone from the internet or by SMS. It allows the user to remotely wipe the data, get latest call list, Read sent and Received Message.

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Best Features of Android Lost:
  • Read Sent and Received Messages.
  • Remotely Wipe data from SD card.
  • Remotely Start or Stop WiFi and GPS.
  • Take picture with front or rear camera.
  • Start Alarm with flashing screen.
You can download Android Lost from Play Store by going to following link



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Tuesday, March 4, 2014

10 Best free Themes for Windows 8

Posted by mohd aamir
Are you bored of the regular Windows 8 Theme? Try 10 Best free Themes for Windows 8 provided below and refresh the look of your Windows 8 screen. Changing Themes in windows 8 every now and then makes it look good. Anyhow we cannot apply third party Themes in Windows 8 without modifying three Windows 8 system files. Below i have provided a way to enable third party themes in Windows 8.


10 best free themes for windows 8

Enable third party themes in Windows  8

In order to apply third party themes in windows 8 you need to modify three system files called themeui.dll, UXInit.dll,  and uxtheme.dll. You can modify these files in Windows 8 using a software called UltraUXThemePatcher. Download the software and install it to modify three system files  in Windows 8.
Restart your Computer after installing the Software.

Now you can apply a third party theme by copying the downloaded .theme file and its folder to C:\Windows\Resources\Themes and double clicking copied file to personalize.

location where the theme should be copied


You can Download the Software from following link


Below is a list of 10 Best free Themes for Windows 8 which you can download and apply in Windows 8 using the method shown above.

10 Best free Themes for Windows 8

1. Chromium (by Raymon Visual)

Using this theme you can transform look of your Windows 8 computer to Google chromium OS style.

chromium theme for windows8

You can download this theme from the following link

2. Platinum (by ZEUSosX)

Its a OS X style theme for windows 8. It transforms your computers windows 8 look to OS X style. It comes with a new navigation pane with selected text colours.

OS X theme for windows 8

You can download this theme from following link
Download Platinum theme for Windows 8

3. Base (by link6155)

Base is a theme for windows 8 which offers a nice set of Metro icons and dark style icons. It is a pixel perfect quality Windows 8 dark theme.

base theme for windows 8

You can download this theme from following link

4. Elune (by neiio)

It is one of the best windows 8 theme which has a full support for Windows 8 auto colorization features.

elune theme for windows 8


You can download the Elune theme from following link

5. Aero By Design (by LiveorDieTM)


aero by design theme for windows 8

You can download this theme from following link

6. Simplex (by link6155) 


simplex theme for windows 8

You can download the Simplex theme for windows 8 from following link

7. Space


space theme for windows 8


You can download this theme from following link

8. WhiteDior (by RidKurn)


Whitedior theme for windows 8

You can download the WhiteDior theme for Windows 8 from following link

9. Gray8 new red (by gsw953onDA)



You can download this theme for Windows 8 from following link

10. Vista 8 Modern Mix (by MrGRIM01)


vista 8 modern mix theme for windows 8

You can download this theme for Windows 8 from following link
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Saturday, March 1, 2014

How to remove Toolbars and Adware search Engines from browser

Posted by mohd aamir
You may have many unknown Toolbars and Adware search Engines like Ask toolbar, Babylon toolbar, iLivid , Conduit Search engine, Smart bar installed which keep annoying you whenever you open your browser. You may not even know how these potentially unwanted programs got installed on your PC and It is not even easy to remove these annoying Toolbars and Adware Search Engines manually. But there is a tiny tool called Junkware removal tool which can remove potentially unwanted programs like Toolbars and Adware search engines automatically. This tool searches for and removes common Adwares, Toolbars and other potentially unwanted programs from your computer automatically.

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Junkware removal tool to remove Toolbars and Adwares

Junkware removal tool is available for windows xp, vista, 7, 8  and has the ability to remove following types of potentially unwanted programs
  1. Ask Toolbar
  2. Babylon Toolbar
  3. iLivid
  4. Conduit search engine
  5. MyWebsearch
  6. Web Assistant
  7. Searchqu
  8. IncredibiBar
  9. Delta and many more
When you run this tool, It will remove all the traces of the unwanted programs including registry keys, files and folders.
Junkware removal tool has a simple command line interface where you have to give yes or no confirmation to search and remove the annoying toolbars and adware search engines.

junkware removal tool (JRT)
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