Author Topic: Interesting Software and System News  (Read 2304310 times)

0 Members and 2 Guests are viewing this topic.

Offline DavidR

  • Avast Überevangelist
  • Certainly Bot
  • *****
  • Posts: 85352
  • No support PMs thanks
Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #2610 on: March 01, 2011, 11:41:35 PM »
Ghostery for Firefox 2.5.2 will rock your world with our new feature: Cookie Blocking.
http://news.ghostery.com/2011/02/24/new-and-improved-ghostery-for-firefox-2-5-2/

I'm waiting to see this new feature comes to Chrome too!

I used to have Ghostery and I can't recall why I removed it, but it would only be removed it weren't doing the job or I really didn't need it or was a pain in the rear.

I suspect the latter, given the action when you simply try to visit that link, things like this make me avoid anyone that tries this type of practice. If I want to subscribe I will do it voluntarily if I feel the content is worth it, but when they try to foist it on you no way.
Windows 10 Home 64bit/ Acer Aspire F15/ Intel Core i5 7200U 2.5GHz, 8GB DDR4 memory, 256GB SSD, 1TB HDD/ avast! free 21.5.2470 (build 21.5.6354.675) UI 1.0.646/ Firefox, uBlock Origin, uMatrix/ MailWasher Pro/ Avast! Mobile Security

Offline Omid Farhang

  • Malware Hunter
  • Avast Evangelist
  • Super Poster
  • ***
  • Posts: 1660
  • I wish I could write longer personal text!!
    • Omid's Site
Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #2611 on: March 01, 2011, 11:52:41 PM »
I used to have Ghostery and I can't recall why I removed it, but it would only be removed it weren't doing the job or I really didn't need it or was a pain in the rear.
You have had said your removed it because it caused something like a shutdown problem or something like that, I don't remember exactly, well, anyone this is just an add-on and working fine in my Chrome and FF, I've not and will not try the IE/Safari addon of that.

I suspect the latter, given the action when you simply try to visit that link, things like this make me avoid anyone that tries this type of practice. If I want to subscribe I will do it voluntarily if I feel the content is worth it, but when they try to foist it on you no way.
???

Offline DavidR

  • Avast Überevangelist
  • Certainly Bot
  • *****
  • Posts: 85352
  • No support PMs thanks
Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #2612 on: March 02, 2011, 12:00:38 AM »
1. yea that would be what I would consider a pain in the rear if it messing with shutdown ;D

2. Don't you get that pop-up wanting to subscribe to a live bookmark ?
If not presumably you already have subscribed at some point.
Windows 10 Home 64bit/ Acer Aspire F15/ Intel Core i5 7200U 2.5GHz, 8GB DDR4 memory, 256GB SSD, 1TB HDD/ avast! free 21.5.2470 (build 21.5.6354.675) UI 1.0.646/ Firefox, uBlock Origin, uMatrix/ MailWasher Pro/ Avast! Mobile Security

Offline Omid Farhang

  • Malware Hunter
  • Avast Evangelist
  • Super Poster
  • ***
  • Posts: 1660
  • I wish I could write longer personal text!!
    • Omid's Site
Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #2613 on: March 02, 2011, 12:18:08 AM »
2. Don't you get that pop-up wanting to subscribe to a live bookmark ?
If not presumably you already have subscribed at some point.
I got no pop-up in Chrome or FF and that blog is not bookmarked or subscribed. I guess I did not get that popup because I've their addon installed.

Offline Omid Farhang

  • Malware Hunter
  • Avast Evangelist
  • Super Poster
  • ***
  • Posts: 1660
  • I wish I could write longer personal text!!
    • Omid's Site
Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #2614 on: March 02, 2011, 11:43:26 AM »
Google acquires Zynamics

http://www.virusbtn.com/news/2011/03_02.xml

Quote
The German company, which was founded in 2004 by CEO Thomas Dullien (aka Halvar Flake) to research the automation of reverse engineering and code analysis, now produces four reverse-engineering tools: BinDiff, VxClass, BinNavi and BinCrowd, which are widely used by researchers in the security community.

Offline Asyn

  • Avast Überevangelist
  • Certainly Bot
  • *****
  • Posts: 71111
    • >>>  Avast Forum - Deutschsprachiger Bereich  <<<
Win 8.1 [x64] - Avast PremSec 21.6.6435.IBC [UI.655] - EEK - Firefox ESR 78.12 [NS/uBO/PB] - TB 78.12
Avast-Tools: Secure Browser 91.1 - Cleanup 21.2 - SecureLine 5.12 - Driver Updater 21.2 - CCleaner 5.83
Avast Wissenswertes (Downloads, Anleitungen & Infos): https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=60523.0

Offline Lisandro

  • Avast team
  • Certainly Bot
  • *
  • Posts: 67250
Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #2616 on: March 04, 2011, 11:26:38 PM »
Please, do not use images hosted in imageshack.us here in forums.
It could be not being displayed in many computers.
See: http://www.spicytricks.com/2011/03/imageshack-error-unregister-domain-in.html
The best things in life are free.

Offline Dch48

  • Massive Poster
  • ****
  • Posts: 3150
Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #2617 on: March 05, 2011, 12:14:46 AM »
Please, do not use images hosted in imageshack.us here in forums.
It could be not being displayed in many computers.
See: http://www.spicytricks.com/2011/03/imageshack-error-unregister-domain-in.html

Wow, that looks like a big mistake being made by whoever runs Imageshack. I certainly wouldn't be uploading anything there any more that I wanted to link somewhere. I use Photobucket for that and it still works---for now---lol
Avatar FX6327X desktop, FX-6300 CPU, RX 470 GPU, 8GB RAM, Windows 10 Home 64 bit
HP dv6-6140us laptop, A8-3500M APU, 8GB RAM, Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
RCA W101 v2 10" tablet, Intel Atom Bay Trail Z3735F processor, 2GB RAM, Windows 10 Home 32 bit

Offline Omid Farhang

  • Malware Hunter
  • Avast Evangelist
  • Super Poster
  • ***
  • Posts: 1660
  • I wish I could write longer personal text!!
    • Omid's Site
Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #2618 on: March 10, 2011, 12:21:53 AM »
New in Gmail Labs: Smart Labels

http://gmailblog.blogspot.com/2011/03/new-in-gmail-labs-smart-labels.html

Quote
Smart Labels automatically categorizes incoming Bulk, Notification and Forum messages, and labels them as such. “Bulk” mail includes any kind of mass mailing (such as newsletters and promotional email) and gets filtered out of your inbox by default (where you can easily read it later), “Notifications” are messages sent to you directly (like account statements and receipts), and email from group mailing lists gets labeled as “Forums”.


« Last Edit: March 10, 2011, 12:24:12 AM by Omid Farhang »

Offline rdmaloyjr

  • Super Poster
  • ***
  • Posts: 1864
  • The beatings will continue until morale improves!
    • The Cross
Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #2619 on: March 13, 2011, 01:47:45 AM »
A tool that you can use to quickly control UAC.

UAC Controller Tool is a most handy and easy to use application specially designed to make UAC managing a lot easier. Use this tool to control and change UAC settings from the tray area when required.

http://www.softpedia.com/get/Tweak/System-Tweak/UAC-Controller-Tool.shtml
"If you want to make a Conservative angry, tell him a lie. If you want to make a Liberal angry, tell him the truth." - Rush Limbaugh

avast! Free    Mbam Pro   Privatefirewll  WinPatrol Plus               Pentium Dual-Core  Windows 7 64bit SP1  8 gigs of RAM

Offline Chris Thomas

  • Avast Evangelist
  • Super Poster
  • ***
  • Posts: 1936
  • Christian Geek - aka 'born again' Geek
Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #2620 on: March 18, 2011, 08:15:58 AM »
New Google Chrome Logo


Offline DavidR

  • Avast Überevangelist
  • Certainly Bot
  • *****
  • Posts: 85352
  • No support PMs thanks
Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #2621 on: March 18, 2011, 04:18:55 PM »
I'm sure you could have found a larger one if you tried ;D

Whilst I don't use Chrome, I think the old one was better.

Not sure I would call this interesting or system news either.
Windows 10 Home 64bit/ Acer Aspire F15/ Intel Core i5 7200U 2.5GHz, 8GB DDR4 memory, 256GB SSD, 1TB HDD/ avast! free 21.5.2470 (build 21.5.6354.675) UI 1.0.646/ Firefox, uBlock Origin, uMatrix/ MailWasher Pro/ Avast! Mobile Security

Offline bob3160

  • Avast Überevangelist
  • Probably Bot
  • *****
  • Posts: 45663
  • 61 Years of Happiness
    • bob3160 Protecting Yourself, Your Computer and, Your Identity
Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #2622 on: March 18, 2011, 04:57:21 PM »
Quote
author=DavidR link=topic=19387.msg614363#msg614363 date=1300461

Not sure I would call this interesting or system news either.
Now 34000 feet in the air on my way back and have to agree with you.
It's as interesting and as system related as my comment.  ;D
« Last Edit: March 19, 2011, 06:14:00 PM by bob3160 »
Free avast! Security Seminar: http://bit.ly/2N1eaR2  -  Important: http://www.organdonor.gov/ -- My Web Site: http://bob3160.strikingly.com/ - Win 11 Pro v21H2 64bit, 16 Gig Ram, 1TB SSD, AvastOmni 21.6, How to Successfully Install Avast http://goo.gl/VLXdeRepair & Clean Install https://goo.gl/t7aJGq

Offline Confused Computer User

  • Avast Evangelist
  • Advanced Poster
  • ***
  • Posts: 700
  • The answer is 42
Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #2623 on: March 21, 2011, 10:32:59 AM »
Now 34000 feet in the air on my way back and have to agree with you.
It's as interesting and as system related as my comment.  ;D

Not to seem un-initiated/ or silly but if you're 34,000 ft in the air ( or 10,000 m) and you are using the Internet, I find that very interesting. :o

Sorry for diverging from the threads intended purpose.  :-[
Computer Systems:

Intel Pentium 4 641 / 2GB RAM / Vista Home Basic SP2 / avast! 5.0 Home / SAS Free / MBAM Free / Windows Defender / Windows Firewall / Spyware Blaster/ Secunia PSI / Firefox 3.6 / Opera 10.5

Core2Duo T8300 / 4GB RAM / Vista Home Premium SP2 (32 bit version) / Same Software.

Offline bob3160

  • Avast Überevangelist
  • Probably Bot
  • *****
  • Posts: 45663
  • 61 Years of Happiness
    • bob3160 Protecting Yourself, Your Computer and, Your Identity
Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #2624 on: March 21, 2011, 01:13:42 PM »

Free Network Monitoring Software

Capsa Network Analyzer 7.4.1 Features:

Network Traffic Monitor
Advanced Protocol Analysis
In-depth Packet Decoding
Multiple Network Behavior Monitoring
Extensive Statistics of Each Host
Automatic Expert Network Diagnosis
Visualized Connections in Matrix
Powerful Conversation Analysis
Useful & Valuable Built-in Tools
Free avast! Security Seminar: http://bit.ly/2N1eaR2  -  Important: http://www.organdonor.gov/ -- My Web Site: http://bob3160.strikingly.com/ - Win 11 Pro v21H2 64bit, 16 Gig Ram, 1TB SSD, AvastOmni 21.6, How to Successfully Install Avast http://goo.gl/VLXdeRepair & Clean Install https://goo.gl/t7aJGq