Add a second layer of security using the new Malware Fighter 7
May 8, 2019 – 10:15 by Chris Wiles in Featured, News | Comments Off on Add a second layer of security using the new Malware Fighter 7

Can you ever have enough security? We often wonder after being told what our users have installed. It’s not unknown for people to have a full security suite alongside a second on-demand scanner and additional browser plugins warning them of potentially malicious websites.

As individuals tend to stick with a security suite which has worked for them in the past and, as long as their system isn’t compromised, continue to pay for a yearly subscription. With this in mind, developers are adding functionality to enable their security tools to run alongside and not interfere with your daily use. These are on-demand scanners where you’d need to schedule a scan or manually run a scan when required.

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TechSmith releases Camtasia 2019 with automatic audio levelling
May 1, 2019 – 10:13 by Chris Wiles in Featured, News | Comments Off on TechSmith releases Camtasia 2019 with automatic audio levelling

We’ve given up on people reading through instructions supplied with their order. You can write important points in bold and people still ignore what’s supplied. Rather than replying to everyone individually, we’ve found it easier simply record a live demonstration of how to solve a particular issue and send them a video of the results.

You need a quality screen recording tool to produce a video which is professional enough to reflect your business. We recently wrote about Captura 8, which is an excellent freeware screen recording tool, but you’ll want to step up a level or two if you’re recording for paying customers.

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Mountain Duck 3.0 adds offline support with smart synchronization
April 30, 2019 – 09:48 by Nick Peers in News | Comments Off on Mountain Duck 3.0 adds offline support with smart synchronization

Bern software developer iterate GmbH has released Mountain Duck 3.0 for Windows and Mac, a major new version of its paid-for tool offering users the ability to access server and cloud storage directly through File Explorer and Finder.

Version 3.0’s headline new feature is “smart synchronization”. This basically adds offline support, allowing users to access storage even when not connected. Any changes are then uploaded when the connection is re-established.

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COMODO Internet Security 2019 adds Secure Shopping, manual unblocking features
April 24, 2019 – 12:27 by Nick Peers in News | Comments Off on COMODO Internet Security 2019 adds Secure Shopping, manual unblocking features

Comodo has unveiled its 2019 security line-up with the release of Comodo Internet Security 2019 Free, Pro and Premium. Also released are Comodo Antivirus Free 2019 and Comodo Firewall Free 2019 .

All editions are compatible with PCs running Windows 7 or later, but the new release debuts a brand new component exclusive to the full Internet Security Suite: Secure Shopping, a sandboxed environment inside which applications can be run invisible to – and beyond the reach of – malware.

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Avast releases ‘Aspen’, it’s most Secure Browser to date
April 16, 2019 – 09:55 by Chris Wiles in Featured, Freebies, News | Comments Off on Avast releases ‘Aspen’, it’s most Secure Browser to date

People tell us they are becoming increasingly wary of using third-party browsers such as those from Opera, Chrome and Firefox. It might come as a surprise, but your average punter will stick with their OS browser, Edge, and a powerful security suite to keep themselves secure.

The question is, is this the most secure way of surfing the internet in 2019? Could your connection between your computer and the internet be made more rock solid. Well, Avast certainly thinks so.

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Try Microsoft’s new Chromium Edge before anyone else
April 11, 2019 – 06:30 by Chris Wiles in Featured, News | Comments Off on Try Microsoft’s new Chromium Edge before anyone else

Microsoft has a rather chequered history developing web browsers, having stuck with Internet Explorer for so long, then switching to the brand new Edge which initially lacked support required by a basic browser, such as third-party extensions.

As an example, after Edge was launched, people who had been used to deploying a secure keyboard for their internet banking, found it wouldn’t work with the browser and came back to us demanding a refund, thinking the security software didn’t support their browser of choice. Little did they realise the fault was with the browser, such was their trust in Microsoft.

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Opera 60 Reborn 3 promises to be Web3-ready with Crypto Wallet and revamped VPN
April 9, 2019 – 04:55 by Nick Peers in News | Comments Off on Opera 60 Reborn 3 promises to be Web3-ready with Crypto Wallet and revamped VPN

Opera Software has released Opera 60.0, a major new version of its web browser dubbed Reborn 3. The ‘3’ is a partial reference to the browser’s support for Web3, the so-called decentralised “block-chain based internet of the future”.

The new browser’s support for Web3 comes with a new Crypto Wallet to facilitate secure online identification and transactions. The browser’s free VPN service has also been overhauled along with a design refresh.

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FinalCrypt 4.0.3 adds uncrackable encryption to your most sensitive files
April 2, 2019 – 07:38 by Nick Peers in News, Tips | Comments Off on FinalCrypt 4.0.3 adds uncrackable encryption to your most sensitive files

The battle to encrypt data securely rages on, with developments in quantum computing mirrored by hackers’ ever more creative attempts to break encryption. Ironically, one form of encryption resistant to all forms of hacking – One Time Pad (OTP) – dates from the 19th century.

Symmetric OTP works by generating encryption from a key file – the larger the better – which renders all attempts to decrypt the data useless without access to said key file. And FinalCrypt, available for Windows, Mac and Linux – indeed any Java-capable computer can run the tool, brings the technology to any computer user.

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Vivaldi 2.4 expands customisability, introduces support for multiple user profiles
March 27, 2019 – 07:09 by Nick Peers in News | Comments Off on Vivaldi 2.4 expands customisability, introduces support for multiple user profiles

Opera R3 may be on the horizon, but the company’s ex-founder Jon von Tetzchner continues to reinvent the web browser for real with Vivaldi 2.4 for Windows, Mac and Linux.

Version 2.4’s main highlight is widened customisation support for its toolbars in the form of being able to drag and drop selected buttons between Address and Status bars. Version 2.4 also introduces multi-user profile support to the GUI, improves its bookmark management tools and adds a calculator to the Quick Command tool.

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Firefox Quantum 66 blocks audio autoplay, improves scrolling behaviour and adds option to search all tabs
March 19, 2019 – 06:31 by Nick Peers in News | Comments Off on Firefox Quantum 66 blocks audio autoplay, improves scrolling behaviour and adds option to search all tabs

Mozilla has rolled out Firefox 66.0 has just for Windows, Mac and Linux, along with Firefox for Android 66.0.

The new release is light on new features, but heavy on delivering significant improvements across the browser. The big new addition is that websites will now automatically be blocked from playing sound – however, the customisable feature won’t be immediately available to all users

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CCleaner 5.55 adds a software updater (but only in Professional)
March 13, 2019 – 07:58 by Chris Wiles in Featured, News | Comments Off on CCleaner 5.55 adds a software updater (but only in Professional)

Install software on your computer and you’ll be forgiven for not having the spare time to search for updates. Most applications do not have a software update facility, so unless you go checking, you’ll often never know it’s been updated.

With this in mind, and software developers running out of key ideas to add to future revisions to encourage paid upgrades, we’re seeing ‘Software Updater’ tools being released to the market or added to system maintenance applications. IObit recently released a standalone Software Updater tool this year which we wrote about this month.

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