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Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #1365 on: May 25, 2009, 12:54:05 AM »
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Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #1366 on: May 25, 2009, 02:38:04 AM »
What works with Win 7, and what doesn't., A list of security apps and tools.
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Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #1367 on: May 25, 2009, 10:09:31 AM »
-= Very useful info.. Thanks..
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Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #1368 on: May 26, 2009, 07:57:18 PM »
Update on Windows 7 Beta Expiration Date

Recently Microsoft sent an e-mail to various Windows 7 Beta users stating that Windows 7 Beta will expire on August 1, 2009. On June 1, 2009, the PC you’re using to test the Beta will begin shutting down every two hours.

http://www.askvg.com/update-on-windows-7-beta-expiration-date/
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Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #1369 on: May 27, 2009, 01:19:12 AM »
Update on Windows 7 Beta Expiration Date

Recently Microsoft sent an e-mail to various Windows 7 Beta users stating that Windows 7 Beta will expire on August 1, 2009. On June 1, 2009, the PC you’re using to test the Beta will begin shutting down every two hours.

http://www.askvg.com/update-on-windows-7-beta-expiration-date/
This is why you should update your Beta version to the RC version.
It will not expire till 2010.
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Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #1370 on: May 27, 2009, 01:22:01 AM »
Ultimate Boot CD for Windows v3.50

WinUBCD is a collection of great freeware Windows utilities. The CD includes many different types of utilities so you will be prepared when disaster strikes. The WinUBCD uses Bart's PE which allows you to create a custom CD that will boot into a CD based Windows environment with network support. Perfect for recovering deleted files on your harddrive without accidentally overwriting them or scanning a virus infected system. This project currently has 40+ utilities included in the download. Utility groups such as Anti-Virus, CMOS password recovery, password finders, file recovery, MBR backup and recovery...

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Feature- Explorer as Shell (by Hilander999 & Joshua)
Feature- Hashcheck received some updates to help speed it up
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Feature- VC++ 2008 Runtime, Avira 9 requires this
Feature- New "cleanup tools" section, noted as CT in added software
Feature- New "dynamic" plugin for Kaspersky, handles versions 7 and 8. Compatible with XP and Vista 32/64
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Added- Autorun Eater
Added- CT: AVG Remover
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Added- Commercial: Kaspersky Internet Security
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Updated- 7-zip 4.65
Updated- aSquared
Updated- AusLogic Defrag 1.6.24.355
Updated- Avira Antivir 9.0.0.386
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Updated- CPU-z 1.5.0
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Updated- Dead Pixel Tester 2.5.0
Updated- Defraggler 1.7.0.124
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Updated- Filezilla
Updated- FireFox 3.0.6
Updated- FreeCommander
Updated- GPU-z 0.3.2
Updated- HWPnP 1.0.24
Updated- IPSniffer
Updated- Keyfinder 2.0.6.75
Updated- MemTest 1.0.0.1
Updated- MB: MemTest86 3.5
Updated- Nero InfoTool 5.3.3
Updated- NotePad++ 5.1.4
Updated- nPOPuk ?
Updated- Opera 9.64.10487
Updated- Paragon HD Manager 8 Commercial plugin fix
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Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #1371 on: May 28, 2009, 11:39:42 AM »
Latest av-comparatives test has been released...

http://www.av-comparatives.org/comparativesreviews/main-tests

see where is avast!, need more works.
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Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #1372 on: May 28, 2009, 02:09:46 PM »
Latest av-comparatives test has been released...

http://www.av-comparatives.org/comparativesreviews/main-tests

see where is avast!, need more works.
Yeah, not that a good test for avast. Room for improvement.
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Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #1373 on: May 28, 2009, 03:59:01 PM »
avast is not alone in taking a hit in these retrospective tests, if you check back through the historical tests, the Retrospective test sets back most AVs in the test to some degree and I guess is weighted (not by av-comparatives) towards those AVs with heuristics.

Despite explanation in these forums by the author and the description in the report I still don't see the real world purpose of this test for those that keep their AV fully up to date, see image.
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Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #1374 on: May 28, 2009, 07:47:20 PM »
Turn On Protected Mode in Windows Vista
Protected Mode is enabled by default in Internet Explorer 8 on Windows Vista for all security zones except the Trusted Sites and Local Intranet zones. As mentioned earlier, this feature is designed to provide enhanced user and system protection by limiting the ability of the application to access areas of the file system and registry.  These limitations are designed to help isolate the Internet Explorer process and limit the ability for a malicious website or other software from utilizing the browser to damage user information or harm the system.  However, users can disable the mode, which reduces overall security. For this reason, Microsoft recommends using Group Policy to ensure that Protected Mode is enabled in all of the Web content zones for the browser, except the Trusted Sites and Local Intranet zones, and prevent users from disabling it.

Turn on Protected Mode: Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\Windows Components\Internet Explorer\Internet Control Panel\Security Page\<zone>   Enabled

* This setting only works in Internet Explorer 8 with Windows Vista.
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Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #1375 on: May 28, 2009, 07:57:44 PM »
Turn on Protected Mode: Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\Windows Components\Internet Explorer\Internet Control Panel\Security Page\<zone>   Enabled

* This setting only works in Internet Explorer 8 with Windows Vista.

Not Windows Vista Home Premium / Home Basic / starter  :'( :'( :'( :'(
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Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #1376 on: May 29, 2009, 02:51:28 AM »
Omid,
You could always install Win 7 RC   that would upgrade you to the top of the class.  :)
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Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #1377 on: May 29, 2009, 02:57:50 AM »
Turn on Protected Mode: Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\Windows Components\Internet Explorer\Internet Control Panel\Security Page\<zone>   Enabled

* This setting only works in Internet Explorer 8 with Windows Vista.

Not Windows Vista Home Premium / Home Basic / starter  :'( :'( :'( :'(

I guess that you need to tell my Vista Home Premium system that it is not supposed to have Protected Mode: On in the Status Bar.  ::)

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Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #1378 on: May 29, 2009, 05:44:06 AM »
Turn on Protected Mode: Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\Windows Components\Internet Explorer\Internet Control Panel\Security Page\<zone>   Enabled

* This setting only works in Internet Explorer 8 with Windows Vista.

Not Windows Vista Home Premium / Home Basic / starter  :'( :'( :'( :'(

I guess that you need to tell my Vista Home Premium system that it is not supposed to have Protected Mode: On in the Status Bar.  ::)

Same here, works fine for me, This also works on IE 7 with Vista.
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Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #1379 on: May 29, 2009, 07:29:32 AM »
You need to have the UAC enabled too
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