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Detect and block Mac ransomware with Little Flocker
February 19, 2017 – 04:32 | No Comment
Detect and block Mac ransomware with Little Flocker

Windows ransomware may make all the headlines, but other platforms are vulnerable too. The first Mac ransomware was uncovered last year, and it’s only a matter of time before the next one strikes.
Little Flocker ($19.95) …

Sysinternals updates Autoruns, Process Explorer, Process Monitor, more
February 18, 2017 – 09:33 | No Comment
Sysinternals updates Autoruns, Process Explorer, Process Monitor, more

Following yesterday’s Sysmon 6 release, Microsoft Sysinternals has announced new releases of Autoruns, Process Explorer, Process Monitor, AccessChk, LiveKD and BgInfo.
Autoruns now lists print monitors, the DLLs responsible for sending data from the Windows print …

Sysinternals unveils Sysmon 6.0
February 17, 2017 – 08:29 | No Comment
Sysinternals unveils Sysmon 6.0

Microsoft Sysinternals has shipped Sysmon 6.0, a powerful system monitor for Windows.
The new release can log processes which are accessing other processes, a simple way to detect automated Mimikatz-like credential dumping.

Transform photos into arty masterpieces with Painnt
February 17, 2017 – 06:47 | No Comment
Transform photos into arty masterpieces with Painnt

Painnt is a Prisma-type app for Windows 10, Android and iOS which transforms your favourite photos into works of art.
Yes, yet another one. But wait– the app has some interesting extra touches which could make …

Hyper is a JavaScript, HTML and CSS-based terminal
February 16, 2017 – 09:03 | No Comment
Hyper is a JavaScript, HTML and CSS-based terminal

Hyper is a very configurable open-source Electron-based terminal. On Windows it uses the regular command prompt by default, but can be tweaked to support PowerShell or whatever shell you’d prefer.
Launch the program and it just …

Calendarscope 9.0 brings Outlook import
February 16, 2017 – 06:30 | No Comment
Calendarscope 9.0 brings Outlook import

Duality Software has released Calendarscope 9.0, a major update for its flagship scheduling application.
New Outlook support enables importing calendars and tasks directly from an Outlook .pst file.

MiniTool Partition Wizard 10 extends GPT, exFAT support
February 15, 2017 – 16:24 | No Comment
MiniTool Partition Wizard 10 extends GPT, exFAT support

Free-for-personal-use partition manager MiniTool Partition Wizard 10 has shipped with extended GPT and exFAT support.
The new build adds handy migration features, including the ability to convert system disks from MBR to GPT, or copy an …

Safely eject almost any drive type with HotSwap!
February 15, 2017 – 06:05 | No Comment
Safely eject almost any drive type with HotSwap!

Finished with that USB key? Unplugging it risks losing data, so in theory you should click the Windows “Safely remove hardware” icon, choose the drive, and wait to be told it’s safe to unplug.
Unfortunately, the …

View, hash, split, join and wipe files with PeaUtils
February 14, 2017 – 11:35 | No Comment
View, hash, split, join and wipe files with PeaUtils

PeaUtils is a simple suite of file processing tools from Giorgio Tani, the developer of PeaZip.
The program can create hashes, process checksums, analyze and report on files, split and join files, display files in a …

Goodbye, Lavasoft: hello adaware and adware antivirus 12
February 14, 2017 – 07:16 | No Comment
Goodbye, Lavasoft: hello adaware and adware antivirus 12

Veteran security vendor Lavasoft has announced that it is rebranding to adaware.
The flagship adaware antivirus has been updated to version 12 with a redesigned interface, enhanced protection and faster scans.

Quickly find Unicode symbols with SymbSearch
February 13, 2017 – 09:41 | No Comment
Quickly find Unicode symbols with SymbSearch

Need to enter a Unicode symbol on your PC? Then launch the Character Map, find what you need to the clipboard and copy it to the clipboard. Sounds easy, right? Until you try it.
The reality …