tools

Tue
01
Jun
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'Five Best Computer Diagnostic Tools', and 'Ram Map'

Five Best Computer Diagnostic Tools Computers are easier to use and more dependable with each new generation of hardware and operating system update, but that doesn't mean they're problem-free. Here's a look at the five most popular tools for ... troubleshooting your computer problems. http://lifehacker.com Ram Map Ram Map graphs exactly how Windows is assigning physical memory, how much file data is cached in RAM, and how much RAM is used by the kernel and device drivers. A great tool for keeping tabs on how your system is performing. http://technet.microsoft.com Today's fresh software picks ... (view more)

Fri
12
Feb
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MS to Crack Down on Pirated Win7 with Toolkit Release

Microsoft is releasing a set of tools aimed at detecting and undoing attempts to bypass Windows 7 anti-piracy checks. It's mostly meant for corporate networks, but the release is also intended as a security warning. The toolset is an update for ... Windows Activation Technologies, one of the systems which checks that a copy of Windows 7 is legitimate. The update will search for and eliminate 70 known tactics for attempting to bypass these checks. (Source: windowsteamblog.com ) Microsoft Touts Antipiracy Tools Obviously, anyone who is knowingly using a pirated copy of Windows 7 is not going to ... (view more)

Wed
21
Oct
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'Rizone Power Tools', and 'Defrag Drives'

Rizone Power Tools Rizone's Power Tools update has been released and now includes Repair Tools, Registry Backup and Optimization. The tools now only use 1% processing power when idle and Rizone has optimized the Recycle Bin Monitoring code. ... http://www.rizontech.com Defrag Drives If you need to defragment multiple hard drives or partitions try DefragDrives, an alternative to the standard Windows interface. And it works a whole lot better than the standard Windows interface, allowing options Microsoft didn't think to include. English documentation included in link below (further down the page ... (view more)

Wed
27
May
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Rootkit

A rootkit is a set of software tools frequently used by a third party (usually an intruder) after gaining access to a computer system. The tools are are intended to conceal running processes, files or system data, which allows the intruder maintain ... access to a system without the user's knowledge. Rootkits are known to exist for a variety of operating systems such as Linux, Solaris and versions of Microsoft Windows. A computer with a rootkit on it is called a rooted computer. Functions of a Rootkit A rootkit typically hides logins, processes, files, and logs and may include software to ... (view more)

Tue
10
Mar
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'Spy Me Tools', and 'Double Vision'

Spy Me Tools SpyMe Tools is very useful in detecting Windows Registry and disk changes. If any application a) installs spyware, adware, malicious programs, or any other type of file, or b) changes the registry's content, you will be able to see ... exactly where the modification occurred. http://lifehacker.com Double Vision Double Vision lets you watch video and surf the web in a transparent browser. Why transparent? Well, you can click through the browser to your open applications underneath and work seamlessly. It also acts as a heads-up display for the surface of a software project while you ... (view more)

Thu
26
Feb
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'Tweak Xplorer', and 'Microsoft Pro Photo Tools 2'

Tweak Xplorer TweakXPlorer is a program that allows you to enhance the look of Windows Explorer. Some of TweakXPlorer's key features include the ability to give your folders an eye catching background, design thumbnails, and more! ... http://www.d-oneproduction.co.cc Microsoft Pro Photo Tools 2 Microsoft Pro Photo Tools 2 provides a set of tools for photographers hoping to perform various exciting tasks with their images, including RAW captures. The current version enables you to quickly "geotag" your photos, view and edit metadata, and more, leveraging the power of Windows and ... (view more)

Wed
25
Feb
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'Global Game Jam - Game Browser', and 'Monkey Tools'

Global Game Jam - Game Browser Get your game on with Global Game Jam, a brand new game browser for the hundreds of games written during the Global Game Jam, Jan 30 - Feb 1, 2009. Each game was written in under 48 hours! The game browser makes all ... the games available to users. http://globalgamejam.org Monkey Tools Monkey Tools is a set of shell/console/command line utilities, as well as some GUI based applications that can be controlled from command line or DOS script. It's compatible with every Windows OS going back to the 1990s! http://www.mad-monkey.co.uk Today's fresh software picks were ... (view more)

Fri
06
Feb
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'Monkey Tools', and 'Net Check'

Monkey Tools Monkey Tools is a set of utilities designed primarily to aid in the creation of scripts, and includes some GUI tools as well. Some of tools allow a user to retrieve text from a webpage, pause a script for a specific amount of time, or ... customize alert messages. Handy stuff! http://www.mad-monkey.co.uk Net Check DiamondCS NetCheck allows you to quickly and easily test the status of your Internet connection by attempting one (or more) connection tests. The DNS test allows NetCheck to test if your system can currently resolve Internet addresses to their respective numeric IP ... (view more)

Mon
02
Feb
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'Boot Racer', and '57 Useful Google Tools'

Boot Racer BootRacer allows you to check your Windows boot speed and provides you with a 'boot rating'. If your computer boot time is less than one minute you will get an Excellent rating -- otherwise, you need to speed up your Windows boot! ... http://www.greatis.com 57 Useful Google Tools If you're like most people, you use Google's products several times a day to search for information or check email. Most people don't know, however, how many useful tools Google have made research and time management much easier. Here are just a few of the products Google offers that may be worth trying ... (view more)

Tue
06
Jan
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'Macrium Reflect', and '50 Free Internet Tools'

Macrium Reflect Macrium Reflect is the only free Windows XP and Vista compatible disk imaging software with BartPE and Linux based recovery options. Macrium Relfect allows you to create a disk image while running Windows using Microsoft Volume ... Shadow copy Service (VSS). You can also image to Network, USB, FireWire drives, or DVD. http://www.macrium.com 50 Free Internet Tools If your wardrobe includes a shiny tin-foil hat, then you will love these free Internet tools. Whether you want to protect yourself from Internet snoopers, want to spy on those out to get you, or want to be able to track ... (view more)

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