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How to Selectively Disable USB Ports (Save Power)

Infopackets Reader Bob C. writes: " Dear Dennis, I just read your CryptoPrevent Review in regard to the CryptoLocker virus. Good job! You are so right with your comment 'If you do become infected [with CryptoLocker], the only 100% fail safe way to ... undo the damage is to restore your files from a backup -- but only if you backed up your files in the first place.' I have a question regarding my USB hard drive which I use for backups. Can you recommend a program that will allow me to disable and enable USB ports that my USB hard drive is plugged into, but still allow my USB keyboard, mouse and ... (view more)

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Windows 10 Technical Preview: Download, Overview

There's been much talk about Windows 10 beta, otherwise known as the "Technical Preview." The good news is that Windows 10 Technical Preview is now available for download to the general public, and it's absolutely free. But before you rush off to ... download Microsoft's latest offering, please take a few moments to consider some important details. Things to Consider before Downloading Windows 10 Technical Preview First, the Windows 10 Technical Preview is still in early development. That means the software is inherently buggy and prone to crashing, and can result in data ... (view more)

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Browsers Not Protecting Your Privacy: Report

A prominent security firm says browser vendors like Mozilla, Microsoft, and Google aren't doing enough to protect your privacy. In a recent report, NSS Labs suggested that features like "Do Not Track" represent half-hearted efforts to keep users' ... personal data safe. Do Not Track is designed to protect browser users' privacy by requesting that websites avoid tracking them through cookies, the small pieces of data sent from a website and stored in a user's web browser. Microsoft's Internet Explorer (IE), Mozilla's Firefox, Google's Chrome, and Safari currently offer some form of Do Not Track. ... (view more)

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'Crypt Edit', and 'Enable Chromes Best Features In Firefox'

Crypt Edit Crypt Edit is one of the most powerful freeware word processors, a nice replacement for the standard Windows NotePad and WordPad. Crypt Edit requires Windows 95 OSR2, Windows 98/2000 or Windows NT 4.0 or later to run. No additional DLLs ... are required. It can easily create, protect, modify, post and print your documents http://cryptedit.chat.ru Enable Chromes Best Features In Firefox Many of Chrome's best features are already available in Firefox 3, proving yet again the power of extensibility. From incognito browsing and the streamlined download manager to URL highlighting and ... (view more)

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'Enable Vista Hidden Administrator', and 'Fine Recovery'

Enable Vista Hidden Administrator This back-up administrator account can come in handy if you encounter some problems logging into or otherwise using Vista. http://www.cnet.com/ Fine Recovery Fine Recovery is a data recovery tool that allows users ... to undelete files, recover a deleted hard drive, and restore folders. Fine Recovery is a free and powerful utility to restore deleted files from hard disk. The typical hard drive can be scanned for recoverable files within minutes. http://www.finerecovery.com/ (view more)

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'Avidemux', and 'Enable Disable'

Avidemux Avidemux is a free video editor designed for simple cutting, filtering and encoding tasks. It supports many file types, including AVI, DVD compatible MPEG files, MP4 and ASF by using a variety of codecs. Tasks can be automated using ... projects, job queue and powerful scripting capabilities. Avidemux is available for Linux, BSD, Mac OS X and Microsoft Windows. http://avidemux.berlios.de/index.html Enable Disable Topalt Enable Disable is a simple and easy to use tool for enabling and disabling Office add-ins. http://www.topalt.com/enabledisable (view more)

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