View and manage Windows permissions with SetACL Studio
January 12, 2017 – 07:00 | No Comment
View and manage Windows permissions with SetACL Studio

SetACL Studio is an industrial-strength free tool for managing all your Windows security permissions: files, folders, registry keys, printers, drives, network shares, services and more.
The program is aimed at sysadmins and other Windows experts, but …

Kaspersky System Checker scans your PC for problems
January 7, 2017 – 07:42 | No Comment
Kaspersky System Checker scans your PC for problems

Kaspersky System Checker is a free portable tool which scans your PC for a wide range of problems: malware, missing updates, poorly configured Windows or application settings, and more.
The program is just a checker, and …

Task Manager Deluxe is a powerful process monitor
January 4, 2017 – 18:09 | No Comment
Task Manager Deluxe is a powerful process monitor

MiTeC has released an updated edition of its freeware Task Manager DeLuxe with new disk and I/O charts, extra CPU stats and a memory map.
Sounds good, but does the program really have the power to …

IObit Advanced SystemCare Ultimate 10 strengthens protection, tweaks optimization tools
December 21, 2016 – 09:39 | No Comment
IObit Advanced SystemCare Ultimate 10 strengthens protection, tweaks optimization tools

IObit has released Advanced SystemCare Ultimate 10, a major new release of its flagship system security and optimisation product for Windows. The new release centres around offering a larger anti-virus database through the integration of …

Monitor file and Registry activity with MultiMon 3.0
December 12, 2016 – 13:40 | No Comment
Monitor file and Registry activity with MultiMon 3.0

Resplendence Software has released MultiMon 3.0, the latest edition of its Process Monitor-like troubleshooting tool.
The program displays real-time reports on a host of system activities, including file system actions, Registry reads/ writes, application launches, thread …

TidyTabs 1.2.0 brings order to your chaotic desktop
December 12, 2016 – 12:42 | No Comment
TidyTabs 1.2.0 brings order to your chaotic desktop

What’s the collective noun for all those windows cluttering up your desktop? A clutter of windows, maybe, or perhaps even a chaos of windows? If you’re wondering how to bring some semblance of logical organisation …

Windows Update Blocker disables OS updates on demand
December 9, 2016 – 06:12 | No Comment
Windows Update Blocker disables OS updates on demand

Freeware developer Sordum has unveiled Windows Update Blocker, a free tool for disabling Windows Updates.
At first glance, the program doesn’t seem very interesting. Launch it, select “Enable” or “Disable” and click “Apply Now” to make …

Sure, it’s easy to criticize software – but can I write it?
November 24, 2016 – 10:18 | No Comment
Sure, it’s easy to criticize software – but can I write it?

It’s easy for me to poke holes in other people’s software, at least some of the time: oddball interfaces, missing functions, horrible performance, whatever it might be. But does that mean I have enough understanding …

Sysinternals ships Sysmon 5.0, Process Explorer 16.20
November 19, 2016 – 12:33 | Comments Off on Sysinternals ships Sysmon 5.0, Process Explorer 16.20
Sysinternals ships Sysmon 5.0, Process Explorer 16.20

Microsoft Sysinternals has released updates for some of its best tools, including Sysmon 5.0 and Process Explorer 16.20.
Sysmon gets a major update, with new support for recording file creations, Registry create and delete options, value …

NirSoft releases FullEventLogView, EventLogChannelsView
September 8, 2016 – 09:07 | Comments Off on NirSoft releases FullEventLogView, EventLogChannelsView
NirSoft releases FullEventLogView, EventLogChannelsView

Freeware supremo NirSoft has released two new tools, FullEventLogView and EventLogChannelsView.
FullEventLogView lists all events from your local event logs, the events of a remote system or the contents of a .evtx file.

Restrict and limit Windows user accounts with FrontFace Lockdown Tool
August 27, 2016 – 10:36 | Comments Off on Restrict and limit Windows user accounts with FrontFace Lockdown Tool
Restrict and limit Windows user accounts with FrontFace Lockdown Tool

If you’re setting up a PC for others to use then you’ll often want to limit their actions, prevent them running other applications or tweaking system settings.
Windows has many security and user settings that can …