Explore malicious executables with Adlice PEViewer
November 2, 2016 – 09:00 by Mike Williams in Tips | No Comment

Adlice PEViewerAdlice PEViewer – aka RogueKillerPE – is a free tool for analysing and exploring Windows executables.

The results can help you troubleshoot programs, find out more about what they’re doing, and perhaps identify malware that your regular antivirus tool has missed.

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RealVNC rebrands as VNC Connect 6.0, switches to subscription-based model
November 1, 2016 – 15:28 by Nick Peers in News | No Comment

RealVNC VNC ConnectRealVNC Ltd has unveiled RealVNC VNC Connect 6.0, the newly rebadged and updated version of its VNC server and client package for Windows, Mac and Linux.

There’s a shift from a perpetual license keys to a subscription-based model, plus a large number of new features, including cloud connections, team-based remote access and sharing, and support for improving remote access.

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Analyze and compare video quality with QCTools
November 1, 2016 – 10:14 by Mike Williams in Tips | No Comment

QCToolsQCTools is an open-source cross-platform tool for analysing and objectively measuring video quality.

The program is aimed at helping professional users identify problems with digitized footage, but it could also help to compare video codecs, conversion tools and more.

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Prevent malware changing your DNS with DNS Lock
October 31, 2016 – 09:14 by Mike Williams in Tips | No Comment

DNS LockFreeware developer Sordum has released DNS Lock, a free tool which prevents malware (or anything else) changing your IPv4 DNS addresses.

Launch the program’s single executable and it prompts you to enter your primary and secondary DNS IP’s.

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AllDup 4.0 finds visually similar images
October 31, 2016 – 07:12 by Mike Williams in News | No Comment

AllDupFreeware duplicate file finder AllDup has hit version 4.0 with some major additions and updates.

The program can now detect visually similar pictures in the image formats BMP, JPG, GIF, PNG and TIF, even if they’ve been flipped, rotated, reduced in quality or colours, or marginally cropped.

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Automatically clear your clipboard with ClipTTL
October 29, 2016 – 10:03 by Mike Williams in Tips | No Comment

ClipTTLYou’re working away in one app, but realise you need data from another. So what? That’s what the clipboard is for: copy here, paste there and it’s sorted in seconds.

But the story isn’t over. The information you copied will remain in the clipboard until it’s replaced, visible to others, consuming RAM (maybe a lot, if it’s an HD image), and annoyingly appearing in other documents if you accidentally hit “paste”.

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Screen recorders for Chrome: ViewedIt vs Openvid
October 28, 2016 – 11:39 by Mike Williams in Tips | No Comment

Openvid Screen RecorderRecording what’s happening on your desktop can help you create presentations, share ideas, troubleshoot problems, or just impress others with your gaming skills.

Getting started is surprisingly easy. There’s no need for complex native clients, just installing a free Chrome extension like ViewedIt or OpenVid Screen Recorder could give you everything you need.

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SoftPerfect File Access Monitor now freeware
October 27, 2016 – 09:37 by Mike Williams in News | No Comment

SoftPerfect File Access MonitorThe comprehensive hard drive activity tracker SoftPerfect File Access Monitor is now freeware.

The program enables logging and filtering all the file system activity on a PC, including file creations, reads, writes and deletions.

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jpeg-recompress cuts image file sizes by 50%-80%
October 27, 2016 – 06:40 by Mike Williams in Tips | No Comment

jpeg-recompressJpeg-recompress is an unusual open-source tool which can cut JPEG file sizes by 50% or more.

The program works by intelligently selecting the lowest possible quality setting for your JPEG, which also has the minimum effect on its perceived visual quality.

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ESET unveils ESET Internet Security 10, ESET Smart Security Premium
October 26, 2016 – 08:13 by Mike Williams in News | No Comment

ESETESET has released two new products for home users, ESET Internet Security 10 ($59.99) and ESET Smart Security Premium 10 ($79.99).

ESET Internet Security 10 is essentially a revamped version of Smart Security, and extends ESET’s NOD32 Antivirus with a firewall, antispam, parental controls and more.

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IObit Advanced SystemCare 10 recognises intruders with new FaceID
October 26, 2016 – 05:29 by Mike Williams in Featured, News | No Comment

advanced-systemcare-10-logoIObit has released IObit Advanced SystemCare 10, its hugely comprehensive all-in-one PC optimisation suite.

Top of the new feature list is FaceID, a clever tool which uses facial recognition to identify unauthorised users of your system, store their image and raise alerts.

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