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Fri
16
Apr
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'ASCII Scan', and 'Eraser'

ASCII SCAN ASCII Scan is a special filter that extracts text from files that are not otherwise human-readable. Uses include: Viewing hidden text in EXE, DLL, PDF, and salvaging information from corrupt data. Once a file is processed with ASCII Scan, ... you can copy/paste the results into any word processor or text editor, including Notepad. http://topcat.hypermart.net Eraser Eraser is an advanced security tool for Windows which allows you to completely remove sensitive data from your hard drive by overwriting it several times with carefully selected patterns. Eraser works with Windows 98, ME, NT ... (view more)

Mon
05
Apr
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'Disk Wipe', and 'Scan Port'

Disk Wipe Disk Wipe securely erases the contents of a disk, replacing it with random data or leaving the drive completely blank. Numerous passes can be performed to ensure data is totally unrecoverable. This program works on hard and floppy disks as ... well as USB/Flash drives. http://www.roadkil.net Scan Port Scan Port scans a selected computer for open ports. It then reports which service the port is related to and if it is open, closed or filtered via a firewall. This is a particular useful utility to help ensure your computer is secure from hacking attempts. http://www.roadkil.net Today's ... (view more)

Mon
12
Oct
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'Console', and 'End Point Scan'

Console Console is a Windows console enhancement. Features include: multiple tabs, text editor-like text selection, different background types, alpha and color-key transparency, configurable font, different window styles http://sourceforge.net End ... Point Scan Are you aware of all the devices such as USB sticks, CDs, floppies, smartphones, MP3 players, handhelds, iPods, etc that have been connected to your network? Monitoring your network for these devices is not only time-consuming but nearly impossible to do manually. With GFI's free web utility EndPointScan you can actually check within ... (view more)

Tue
15
Sep
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Registry Mechanic 8 Review

Excellent news for anyone who uses MS Windows -- Registry Mechanic version 9 has just been released! Registry Mechanic is the long-standing market leader among Windows Registry Cleaners -- and it's not because of great marketing or a massive ... corporation behind it -- no, Registry Mechanic has the #1 slot simply because it works! Subscribers to the Infopackets email newsletter will have read Dennis Faas raving about this product for years; now I've tried it for myself, I can only agree with his praise. And with this very special release, we've arranged an exclusive offer just for you! Why do ... (view more)

Tue
19
May
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Help! My PC Is Infected and being used to Spam!

Infopackets Reader 'Mule63' writes: " Dear Dennis, I would like to know how to get rid of Tracking Cookies. They seem to be using my email to send inappropriate messages to people and my Internet Service Provider (ISP) has threatened to cut my ... Internet service. Could this cause the computer to go slower? Thank you for any information you can give me. " My response: The short and sweet answer is that tracking cookies probably aren't the issue here. The more likely answer is that your computer is infected with Spyware, is part of a botnet, and is being used to proliferate spam. Allow me to ... (view more)

Mon
23
Feb
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Spyware Doctor With Antivirus Review

If you're lucky, spyware will slow down your computer and make your daily use a frustrating experience. That is *NOT* a typo. If you are lucky, that's what will happen ... but if you are unlucky, spyware will leave your computer as good as useless, ... steal your personal data, banking information, credit card numbers, and passwords -- and make your life a living hell. What is the Difference between Spyware, Malware, and a Virus? There are distinct classifications for rogue software: all of which cause harm to your PC in some way or another. The terms spyware and malware generally refer to ... (view more)

Tue
27
Jan
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'Online Malware Scan', and 'Kiwi Application Monitor'

Online Malware Scan This great online tool scans a selected file with numerous antivirus programs in order to maximize your computer's security. It's like hiring fifteen big, burly bodyguards to protect you and your PC instead of just one! ... http://virusscan.jotti.org Kiwi Application Monitor Kiwi application monitor is a small program that lets you monitor your apps, processes, Windows and User activity. All you need to do is select an application or process from the built-in process viewer or enter an application name. The program can be set to start with Windows and run in the background. ... (view more)

Fri
11
May
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'End Point Scan', and 'Net Stumbler'

End Point Scan Scan for devices connected to your network. Are you aware of all the devices that have been connected to your network, such as: USB sticks, CDs, floppies, smartphones, MP3 players, handhelds, iPods, digital cameras? As an ... administrator, do you know how many employees have been using or are using portable storage devices at the moment? Monitoring your network for these devices is not only time-consuming but nearly impossible to do manually. With GFI's free web utility EndPointScan you can actually check within minutes what devices are or have been connected to computers in your ... (view more)

Thu
10
May
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RegistryBooster Review

If you know me personally, then you might say that I'm a creature of habit. The clothes in my closet all look similar (except they're different colors); my entire house is painted the same color, and on the weekends, I go to the same local pub to ... meet up with the same friends -- week in, and week out. So you might say I live a simple life, and things are pretty habitual. Well, the same can be said about the type of software I choose to review and recommend to our readers. I typically look for stuff that does what it says, is competitive in the marketplace, and adds value to the overall PC ... (view more)

Wed
04
Oct
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Advanced WindowsCare: One Stop System Maintenance

One of the things I dislike about Windows is the need for software utilities to take care of system settings and conditions. Battling such things as Spyware, viruses, registry hacks, and other things that directly impact the usage of our systems ... just doesn't make a lot of sense to me. I've been involved with Information Technology for over 37 years on any number of systems, both large and small, and needing something to 'stick a thumb in the dike' seems wasteful of my time when there are other things I want and need to do. Don't get me wrong: some of the utilities have become highly respected ... (view more)

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