O&O AutoBackup 6.0 implements advanced job management, restructures user interface
February 23, 2017 – 07:17 by Nick Peers in News | No Comment

O&O AutoBackup 6.0O&O Software GmbH has unveiled O&O AutoBackup 6.0, a major new version of its file-based backup and sync tool for Windows.

Version 6.0 adds support for advanced job management, restructures the user interface and backup process, plus includes further minor improvements to make backing up data easier and safer.

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Scan running processes for malware with CrowdInspect 1.5
February 22, 2017 – 11:49 by Mike Williams in Tips | No Comment

CrowdInspectCrowdStrike 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.

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Instantly block internet access with NetDisabler
February 22, 2017 – 06:00 by Mike Williams in Tips | No Comment

NetDisablerFreeware 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 via DNS or using the Windows Firewall.

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Windows 10 Virtual Desktop Enhancer: a first look
February 21, 2017 – 17:06 by Mike Williams in Tips | No Comment

Windows 10 Virtual Desktop EnhancerWindows 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 which extends Task View with some small but welcome extras.

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ForkLift 3.0 released for macOS, unveils complete redesign and rebuild
February 21, 2017 – 11:11 by Nick Peers in News | No Comment

ForkLift 3.0Binary Nights has released ForkLift 3.0 for macOS. The dual-pane file manager and file transfer client has been two years (and six months of beta testing) in the making, and has been completely rewritten from the ground up in Swift.

The app is designed to be used as an alternative to Finder for specific operations – it’s not a direct Finder replacement (although can be set as the default file viewer); instead, open the app from the Applications menu to open its main window.

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

Map PuzzleMap 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 variations: satellite images, regular maps (with or without labels), transport maps, artistic maps and more.

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Detect and block Mac ransomware with Little Flocker
February 19, 2017 – 04:32 by Mike Williams in Tips | No Comment

Little FlockerWindows 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) protects your Mac with a firewall-like file system monitor, enabling you to decide which apps have access to confidential files and system resources.

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Sysinternals updates Autoruns, Process Explorer, Process Monitor, more
February 18, 2017 – 09:33 by Mike Williams in News | No Comment

SysinternalsFollowing 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 spooler to the kernel mode print driver. We tried this on a Windows 10 laptop and found 10 installed monitors, mostly relating to PDF and other virtual printers.

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Sysinternals unveils Sysmon 6.0
February 17, 2017 – 08:29 by Mike Williams in News | No Comment

SysmonMicrosoft 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.

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Transform photos into arty masterpieces with Painnt
February 17, 2017 – 06:47 by Mike Williams in Tips | No Comment

Painnt.200.175Painnt 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 it worth your time.

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

HyperHyper 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 looks like a regular command prompt with a slightly different font and window style. But wait: Hyper is powered by Chromium, and some familiar Chrome-type features are just a tap or two away.

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