Sysinternals unveils Sysmon 6.0
February 17, 2017 – 08:29 by Mike Williams in News | Comments Off on Sysinternals unveils Sysmon 6.0

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 | Comments Off on Transform photos into arty masterpieces with Painnt

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 | Comments Off on Hyper is a JavaScript, HTML and CSS-based terminal

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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Calendarscope 9.0 brings Outlook import
February 16, 2017 – 06:30 by Mike Williams in News | Comments Off on Calendarscope 9.0 brings Outlook import

CalendarscopeDuality Software has released Calendarscope 9.0, a major update for its flagship scheduling application.

New Outlook support enables importing calendars and tasks directly from an Outlook .pst file.

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MiniTool Partition Wizard 10 extends GPT, exFAT support
February 15, 2017 – 16:24 by Mike Williams in News | Comments Off on MiniTool Partition Wizard 10 extends GPT, exFAT support

MiniTool Partition WizardFree-for-personal-use partition manager MiniTool Partition Wizard 10 has shipped with extended GPT and exFAT support.

The new build adds handy migration features, including the ability to convert system disks from MBR to GPT, or copy an MBR disk to GPT.

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Safely eject almost any drive type with HotSwap!
February 15, 2017 – 06:05 by Mike Williams in Tips | Comments Off on Safely eject almost any drive type with HotSwap!

HotSwap!200.175Finished with that USB key? Unplugging it risks losing data, so in theory you should click the Windows “Safely remove hardware” icon, choose the drive, and wait to be told it’s safe to unplug.

Unfortunately, the “Safely remove hardware” system is very strict about the drive types it supports. SATA or eSATA drives, fixed drives with a USB connections, even some USB keys won’t appear on the list, and the only guaranteed safe way to swap them out is to grind your way through Device Manager.

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View, hash, split, join and wipe files with PeaUtils
February 14, 2017 – 11:35 by Mike Williams in Tips | Comments Off on View, hash, split, join and wipe files with PeaUtils

PeaUtilsPeaUtils is a simple suite of file processing tools from Giorgio Tani, the developer of PeaZip.

The program can create hashes, process checksums, analyze and report on files, split and join files, display files in a hex view, securely delete confidential data, wipe drive free space, and more.

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Goodbye, Lavasoft: hello adaware and adware antivirus 12
February 14, 2017 – 07:16 by Mike Williams in News | Comments Off on Goodbye, Lavasoft: hello adaware and adware antivirus 12

adaware antivirusVeteran security vendor Lavasoft has announced that it is rebranding to adaware.

The flagship adaware antivirus has been updated to version 12 with a redesigned interface, enhanced protection and faster scans.

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Why you need extra layers of security for your PC – and how to get them for up to 55% off
February 13, 2017 – 11:56 by Nick Peers in Featured, News, Promos | Comments Off on Why you need extra layers of security for your PC – and how to get them for up to 55% off

malwarebytes3-200-175These days, the threats posed to your PC have never been greater. It’s no longer enough to rely on simple basic anti-malware protection and the built-in Windows firewall. If you want to really close the door to hackers, Trojans and other threats, you need to add multiple layers of security to your computer.

That’s the bad news. Here’s the good news: thanks to the Downloadcrew Software Store, there’s never been a better time to beef up your protection, with great deals for the latest software, from Malwarebytes 3 to Emsisoft Anti-Malware 2017.

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Quickly find Unicode symbols with SymbSearch
February 13, 2017 – 09:41 by Mike Williams in Tips | Comments Off on Quickly find Unicode symbols with SymbSearch

SymbSearchNeed to enter a Unicode symbol on your PC? Then launch the Character Map, find what you need to the clipboard and copy it to the clipboard. Sounds easy, right? Until you try it.

The reality is the Character Map gives you hundreds of characters to examine, organised in a way which doesn’t always match their purpose, and displayed in such a small font that you’ll barely be able to see some of them at all.

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TCP Monitor Plus is a portable network toolkit
February 13, 2017 – 07:43 by Mike Williams in Tips | Comments Off on TCP Monitor Plus is a portable network toolkit

TCP-Monitor-PlusPortable network toolkit TCP Monitor Plus has had its first update since 2015, adding a snapshot feature and some handy display tweaks.

The program opens with a scrolling graph of network traffic, and assorted low-level stats on bandwidth, speeds, and packets sent and received.

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