Scan running processes for malware with CrowdInspect 1.5
February 22, 2017 – 11:49 | No Comment
Scan running processes for malware with CrowdInspect 1.5

CrowdStrike has updated its Windows malware hunter CrowdInspect to version 1.5.
The new version now scans all running processes for malware, not just those communicating over the network, quickly displaying a detailed report.

Instantly block internet access with NetDisabler
February 22, 2017 – 06:00 | No Comment
Instantly block internet access with NetDisabler

Freeware developer Sordum has unveiled NetDisabler, a freeware Windows application which can disable and restore internet access on demand.
The program stands out immediately for its use of three web-blocking techniques: disabling the network adapter, blocking …

Windows 10 Virtual Desktop Enhancer: a first look
February 21, 2017 – 17:06 | No Comment
Windows 10 Virtual Desktop Enhancer: a first look

Windows 10 finally brought virtual desktops to the PC with its Task View feature, but although the system is easy to use, it’s a little underpowered.
Windows 10 Virtual Desktop Enhancer is an open-source portable application …

Map Puzzle is a versatile Google and Bing map downloader
February 20, 2017 – 17:47 | No Comment
Map Puzzle is a versatile Google and Bing map downloader

Map Puzzle is a portable freeware map downloader for Windows.
This isn’t just another Google and Bing app. It can also grab data from Arcgis, MapQuest, OSM, ToolServer, various government and specialist sites, and with many …

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) …

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 …

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 …

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 …

TCP Monitor Plus is a portable network toolkit
February 13, 2017 – 07:43 | No Comment
TCP Monitor Plus is a portable network toolkit

Portable network toolkit TCP Monitor Plus has had its first update since 2015, adding a snapshot feature and some handy display tweaks.
The program opens with a scrolling graph of network traffic, and assorted low-level stats …