Record desktop activity to tiny self-playing EXEs with Screen2SWF
December 2, 2015 – 10:54 by Mike Williams in Tips | Comments Off on Record desktop activity to tiny self-playing EXEs with Screen2SWF

Screen2SWFWindows screen recorder Screen2SWF, once a $49 commercial product, is now available for free.

With so much freeware competition around already you might be thinking, “so what?”, but wait: the program does have some interesting features which help it stand out from the crowd.

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How to extract the contents of a setup file without installing it first
December 1, 2015 – 07:53 by Mike Williams in Tips | Comments Off on How to extract the contents of a setup file without installing it first

Inno Setup UnpackerApplication installers are supposed to save you time, automatically configuring your PC to properly run their host application.

Unfortunately, many setup programs only exist as a way to get adware onto your system, sometimes without you even noticing.

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TeamViewer 11 comes with the promise of better network performance, redesigns toolbar
December 1, 2015 – 07:43 by Nick Peers in News | Comments Off on TeamViewer 11 comes with the promise of better network performance, redesigns toolbar

TeamViewer 11TeamViewer GmbH has released the final version of TeamViewer 11, its remote access tool for Windows, Linux and Mac computers. The new release, also available as a portable build for Windows users, launches with an emphasis on better performance through various networking optimisations.

Version 11 also unveils a redesigned toolbar and client interface, plus adds new options that include unattended access to Android devices as well as a SOS button for those businesses who want to provide it.

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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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