How reliable is your firewall? Atelier Web Firewall Tester finds out
February 27, 2016 – 08:04 by Mike Williams in Tips | Comments Off on How reliable is your firewall? Atelier Web Firewall Tester finds out

Atelier Web Firewall TesterJust about every firewall claims to protect your personal data by checking for illicit web connections – but do they really work?

Atelier Web Firewall Tester (32-bit and 64-bit) is a once commercial, now free Windows product which tries to find out.

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CudaText: a programmer’s editor that everyone can use
February 26, 2016 – 14:44 by Mike Williams in Tips | Comments Off on CudaText: a programmer’s editor that everyone can use

CudaTextYou need a Notepad replacement, but web searches only get you overcomplicated programmer’s editors aimed at people who think in regular expressions and actually want to use line numbers.

CudaText offers another way. It’s a cross-platform coding editor – and a good one – but it’s not just for developers, anyone can see its advantages right away.

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NoVirusThanks PE Capture saves executables as they’re launched
February 26, 2016 – 07:22 by Mike Williams in Tips | Comments Off on NoVirusThanks PE Capture saves executables as they’re launched

PE CaptureMalware analysis normally starts with logging the executables launched on a system: opening this document, launches that application, fires up some scripting tool, which downloads and runs the actual threat (or something like that).

You could use something like Process Monitor to record what happens, but analysing the logs will take time, and the malware might delete key files before you can inspect them.

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View all your Chrome/ Firefox/ IE addons with NirSoft’s BrowserAddonsView
February 25, 2016 – 07:51 by Mike Williams in News | Comments Off on View all your Chrome/ Firefox/ IE addons with NirSoft’s BrowserAddonsView

BrowserAddonsViewFreeware developer NirSoft has released BrowserAddonsView, a free tool which detects and displays all your installed Chrome, Firefox and IE extensions, in all user profile folders.

Every installed addon is displayed in the usual NirSoft table, with details including item ID, status (enabled/ disabled), browser, addon type (extension, plugin, browser helper, ActiveX, more), name, version, description, title and creator.

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Batch print documents, drawings and more with Print Conductor 5.0
February 25, 2016 – 05:51 by Mike Williams in Tips | Comments Off on Batch print documents, drawings and more with Print Conductor 5.0

Print ConductorIf you regularly need to batch print folders of documents then you’ll know it’s a lengthy and tedious process: Ctrl+P+Enter+repeat until you die of boredom, essentially.

Print Conductor is a free-for-personal-use application which automatically lines up and dispatches your targets to their source programs for printing.

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IObit Malware Fighter 4 released
February 24, 2016 – 14:14 by Mike Williams in News | Comments Off on IObit Malware Fighter 4 released

IObit Malware FighterIObit has announced the release of IObit Malware Fighter 4, with what looks like some major improvements in protection.

A new IObit anti-malware engine and a 10x larger database aim to detect and remove even more threats.

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Run a virtual Chromebook on your PC desktop
February 24, 2016 – 11:45 by Mike Williams in Tips | Comments Off on Run a virtual Chromebook on your PC desktop

CloudReadyCloudReady is a custom version of Chromium OS which can transform your old PC into a sort-of Chromebook.

You can run CloudReady standalone, dual boot with Windows in some situations, or use VirtualBox to run it in a window on your desktop.

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Ghostery 6.0 for Firefox redesigns UI, syncs settings with other devices
February 23, 2016 – 08:57 by Mike Williams in News | Comments Off on Ghostery 6.0 for Firefox redesigns UI, syncs settings with other devices

GhosteryAnti-tracking company Ghostery has updated its Firefox add-on to version 6.0 in what the developer is calling “the most significant upgrade to Ghostery since its inception”.

The interface has been redesigned, with a new dashboard giving an immediate view of the trackers on a site, revamped menus and alerts, and assorted beginner-friendly usability tweaks (“Whitelist Site” is now “Trust Site”).

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Picosmos Tools is a quirky image editing suite
February 23, 2016 – 07:48 by Mike Williams in Tips | Comments Off on Picosmos Tools is a quirky image editing suite

Picosmos ToolsPicosmos Tools is a versatile image management suite which includes a viewer, editor, batch processor, capture tool, simple publishing tools and more.

The program stands out immediately with its Windows Start Screen-type launcher, colorful “live tiles” giving you speedy access to each module.

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NetSpot 1.0 Wi-Fi analyser and troubleshooting tool launches on Windows
February 23, 2016 – 06:38 by Nick Peers in News | Comments Off on NetSpot 1.0 Wi-Fi analyser and troubleshooting tool launches on Windows

NetSpotEtwok LLC has launched NetSpot 1.0 on the Windows platform, joining the existing Mac tool. The initial release of the Windows version has been made free for both personal and commercial use, and contains a subset of the features found in the Mac build.

The tool is designed to help troubleshoot problematic Wi-Fi network connections by revealing overall reception strength, and includes a mapping tool to help identify ‘dead’ zones where reception is poor or non-existent.

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Explore, troubleshoot and diagnose your network with PortScan
February 22, 2016 – 12:16 by Mike Williams in Tips | Comments Off on Explore, troubleshoot and diagnose your network with PortScan

PortScanFreeware developer The SZ has shipped a new version of PortScan, its one-stop network toolkit for Windows XP and later.

We last checked out the program way back in 2012, so the new release seems like a good time to look at it again.

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