software

Mon
25
Oct
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Microsoft Stops XP Shipments; Win8 Details Emerge

The death knell tolls for Windows XP. The decade-old operating system is no longer being shipped to PC makers -- otherwise known as original equipment manufacturers, or "OEMs". The kill date came officially on October 22nd, which was Windows 7's ... first birthday. The news comes as little surprise to most, given that Microsoft had already cut off options to pre-install Windows XP back in 2008 . (Source: pcmag.com ) Windows 7, Vista Can Be Downgraded to XP Some fans have continued to enjoy access to the uber-popular Windows XP -- particularly users of low-end PCs like netbooks, and ... (view more)

Thu
21
Oct
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Bill Gates Successor Quits Microsoft

High-profile executive and software visionary Ray Ozzie has announced he is leaving Microsoft. It's a move that has prompted great speculation in the tech industry, including whether or not the company will remain effective in its plans for online ... computing. Ray Ozzie a Key Figure of Microsoft Ozzie was Microsoft's Chief Software Architect. That's not a precisely defined term, but one could draw conceptual parallels with the work of a traditional architect: a software architect makes the key design decisions about how software should be built and how it will operate. Given Microsoft's line of ... (view more)

Wed
20
Oct
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Microsoft Toolkit Removes Zeus Trojan from 275k PCs

After weeks of wreaking financial havoc on web users around the world, the dreaded Zeus Trojan is finally showing signs of weakness. Microsoft this week announced that their free malware cleaning tool has targeted the virus, going so far as to ... report the removal of Zeus from 275,000 Windows computers in less than 7 days. Zeus, also referred to as Zbot, is a devious collection of software (a " crimeware kit") that allows hackers to create customized malware that can be used to infect PCs. Zeus is most commonly programmed to target usernames, passwords and other information needed to ... (view more)

Thu
07
Oct
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'PicaJet Free - Photo Manager Software 2.6.0.637', and 'Dexpot 1.5.671394'

PicaJet Free - Photo Manager Software 2.6.0.637 PicaJet Free is a powerful, feature-rich, but highly customizable and convenient digital photo management and image database software that will efficiently organize your fast-growing digital image ... collection. PicaJet is an award-winning digital photo and video management software with multi-user access, supporting (among others), XMP, IPTC, EXIF formats. Note that the Free version is listed second from the top using the link below. http://www.picajet.com Dexpot 1.5.671394 Dexpot 1.5 gives you 20 desktops to use by creating additional workspaces ... (view more)

Tue
21
Sep
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'Cddoc 0.42', and 'Cryptainer LE Encryption Software'

Cddoc 0.42 CDDoc is a program that performs benchmarks on your optical drivers, including your compact disc driver, digital versatile disc driver, and more. It logs useful information about these drives, which can be viewed directly or as a log file ... in your favorite text viewer. http://www.blackoutlamp.com Cryptainer LE Encryption Software Cryptainer LE, free disk encryption software, creates multiple 100 MB files of encrypted and password protected drives and containers. The Cryptainer drive can be loaded and unloaded. Not only can you encrypt files and folders but you can also install ... (view more)

Tue
21
Sep
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iPhone App Runs MS Windows on a Mac, by Remote

A new application allows owners of the iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch to run Windows on their portable devices. The catch is that they'll need a Mac computer running an $80 program to do so, though users of previous editions can upgrade for a smaller ... fee. The program in question is the recently released Parallels Desktop version 6. It's virtualization software, which means that users can set their Mac up to act as if it were a PC. This then allows them to install and run a copy of Windows XP, Vista or Windows 7, though technically they'll need the appropriate Microsoft license to do so: for ... (view more)

Fri
17
Sep
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Reimage Review

Have you ever considered how much of your work and your life is captured and dependent on your computer? That's why it's foolish, generally expensive, and sometimes just plain crazy to continue relying on your computer without some sort of disaster ... recovery plan -- in case the inevitable happens, and your computer becomes unusable. How disruptive would it be, then, if you were without your computer for a day, a week, or even a month? Registry / System Cleaners / Disk Imagers versus Reimage Repair There are many recovery products on the market designed to improve upon your system's speed and ... (view more)

Wed
15
Sep
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'Microsoft Malicious Software Removal Tool 3.11', and 'EssentialPIM 3.7.3'

Microsoft Malicious Software Removal Tool 3.11 This tool checks your computer for infection by specific, prevalent malicious software (including Blaster, Sasser, and Mydoom) and helps to remove the infection if it is found. Microsoft releases an ... updated version of this tool on the second Tuesday of each month, also known as Patch Tuesday . http://www.microsoft.com EssentialPIM 3.7.3 EssentialPIM is a program that manages personal information. It allows you to keep all your information in electronic form; for example: all your appointments, tasks, to do lists, notes, contacts and email ... (view more)

Wed
08
Sep
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Scareware

Scareware comprises several classes of scam software with malicious payloads, or of limited or no benefit, that are sold to consumers via certain unethical marketing practices. The selling approach uses social engineering to cause shock, anxiety, or ... the perception of a threat, generally directed at an unsuspecting user. Some forms of spyware and adware also use scareware tactics. Scareware and Fake Antivirus A tactic frequently used by criminals involves convincing users that a virus has infected their computer, then suggesting that they download (and pay for) fake antivirus software to ... (view more)

Fri
20
Aug
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Fake Antivirus Forces User Uninstall of Legit A/V

Hackers are running a new social engineering scheme that tricks users into uninstalling their legitimate anti-virus program protecting their computer, and using a rogue product instead. Those behind the duping scheme have leveraged a clone of the ... CoreGuard (fake) Antivirus product and relabeled it as AnVi Antivirus. Both products are rogue. Rogue antivirus products have become a reoccurring problem for security companies, though one particular security software firm, Symantec, noted that this method of attack differs from rogue antivirus products of the past. Symantec, AVG, Microsoft ... (view more)

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