RogueKiller 11 ships with rewritten kernel driver, ADS detection
November 30, 2015 – 13:39 by Mike Williams in News | Comments Off on RogueKiller 11 ships with rewritten kernel driver, ADS detection

RoguekillerFrench developer Adlice Software has released RogueKiller 11, the latest edition of its powerful malware detection tool.

The new build comes with a completely rewritten kernel driver, delivering more efficient scans and improved reliability for the latest versions of Windows.

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FSS ePub Reader silently installs adware?
November 27, 2015 – 08:22 by Mike Williams in News | Comments Off on FSS ePub Reader silently installs adware?

FreeSmartSoftFreeSmartSoft is the developer of a range of popular Windows freeware, including FSS Video Downloader, FSS Google Books Downloader, FSS ePub Reader and more.

You’ve installed one of their packages before? Then beware: we’ve discovered they have a mechanism that can silently install adware on a user’s PC.

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NirSoft releases MMCSnapInsView 1.0
November 26, 2015 – 15:21 by Mike Williams in News | Comments Off on NirSoft releases MMCSnapInsView 1.0

MMCSnapInsViewNirSoft has released MMCSnapInsView, a free portable tool which provides details on all the Microsoft Management Console (MMC) snap-ins installed on your PC.

Snap-ins are the Windows components behind many system administration tools – Event Viewer, Device Manager, Task Scheduler and more – although they’re also included with some third-party applications.

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ImBatch 4.4.0 adds PDF processing support
November 26, 2015 – 12:17 by Mike Williams in News | Comments Off on ImBatch 4.4.0 adds PDF processing support

PDFHigh Motion Software has shipped ImBatch 4.4.0, a major update to its free-for-personal-use image batch processing tool.

New PDF input support means the program can now process multi-page PDFs just as easily as image files.

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Share from PowerPoint to Facebook and Twitter with Microsoft’s Social Share
November 26, 2015 – 05:47 by Mike Williams in Tips | Comments Off on Share from PowerPoint to Facebook and Twitter with Microsoft’s Social Share

Social ShareBuild a great presentation and PowerPoint gives you various ways to share it with the world: by email, as a OneDrive link, individual slides, an online presentation, and more.

Social Share is a free Office add-in which also enables PowerPoint to directly share presentations via Facebook and Twitter.

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Freemake Video Converter 4.1.9 adds drag and drop support
November 25, 2015 – 06:06 by Mike Williams in News | Comments Off on Freemake Video Converter 4.1.9 adds drag and drop support

Freemake Video ConverterFreemake Video Converter is a great media conversion tool with a pile of features, and just one small but annoying omission.

No drag and drop support meant you had to click the Add button and manually select your target files.

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Malwarebytes exposes adware that disables antivirus
November 25, 2015 – 05:18 by Mike Williams in News | Comments Off on Malwarebytes exposes adware that disables antivirus

MalwarebytesMalwarebytes has issued a detailed report explaining the various tricks Vonteera adware uses to compromise your PC – and it makes for uncomfortable reading.

Unwanted adverts, unknown Windows services, modified shortcuts, forced installation of uninstallable Chrome extensions, even a way to prevent you running antivirus software – it’s all here.

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Monitor what’s running on your PC with apps tracker
November 24, 2015 – 10:37 by Mike Williams in Tips | Comments Off on Monitor what’s running on your PC with apps tracker

apps trackerApps tracker is an open source tool that logs which programs are being run on your PC, and for how long.

The program is portable, so there are no intrusive drivers or Windows services to worry about. Just launch it, click the window close button and it minimises to your system tray.

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Automatically set your PC’s volume levels with SoundVolumeView
November 24, 2015 – 04:49 by Mike Williams in Tips | Comments Off on Automatically set your PC’s volume levels with SoundVolumeView

SoundVolumeViewChanging your baseline volume level in Windows is easy – click the speaker icon, spin the mouse wheel – but if you want to adjust the volume of some other device then it quickly gets more complicated.

You might click the “Mixer” link, for instance. Or maybe the speaker icon. And then the levels tab. And then you adjust the various levels for that device, but what if you want to tweak something else…?

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8 not-so-obvious reasons to try Ultra Virus Killer
November 23, 2015 – 16:39 by Mike Williams in Tips | Comments Off on 8 not-so-obvious reasons to try Ultra Virus Killer

Ultra Virus KillerIf you’re running a great security suite, with an accurate “second opinion” scanner on hand, then installing a program called “Ultra Virus Killer” might not seem a high priority.

But wait: despite its name, UVK isn’t just about malware hunting. It has a pile of other PC maintenance and management tools to explore.

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Windows 10 finally adds a new Path editor
November 23, 2015 – 11:32 by Mike Williams in Tips | Comments Off on Windows 10 finally adds a new Path editor

Environment EditorThe Path environment variable is an important setting which has been around since the days of DOS, yet for some reason Windows has always made it awkward to view and edit.

Fortunately that’s changed with Windows 10’s November update (1511), which finally offers an interface you might actually want to use.

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