Privacy and security are two sweet words, especially for those who want it in their lives. Since the Internet came along, you need to become aware of a whole lot of things you’d once have thought useless. If you’re someone who owns multiple computers on which people come to surf the web, do research and stuff, you really could do with some monitoring software so you can keep the entire network, and the computers they connect, safe from viruses and wrongful copying of files that don’t belong to certain people. What you’re going to read about here is a software called WhoIsConnected, and it doesn’t get simpler than that. It helps you keep track of a network and all the users who are on it at any given time. You’ll read something about the benefits and all that you receive in terms of personal power over a situation. No longer can you be ignorant of a viral attack on your network or worry about people doing illegal stuff on it. Everything is noticed, giving you time to act. Besides, the fun part shouldn’t be forgotten. Imagine what you can do with this software to connect gamers and see what each one is up to as well. The possibilities with this simple online tool are huge. And it’s free too!
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Initially, iTunes started out as a program called SoundJam MP, which after being purchased by Apple, became the base for the popular iTunes as we know it today. As Apple has grown and expanded into other markets and innovative platforms, they have brought iTunes along with them to include TV, Movies and even Games. Each new product line from Apple brings further amendments to iTunes, and sometimes even hints as to what future products Apple might release.
Apple lovers would definitely stick to iTunes but Windows users would think that iTunes is one big bloat for a media player. If for some reason iTunes cannot be uninstalled properly on Windows computer, you can do it with iTunes Removal Tool called ByeTunes. All you need to do is run the tool and click Yes asked to confirm on removing iTunes. Explorer.exe process will be terminate and clicking the I Agree button will start the removal of iTunes. It removes services from the registry, terminate process, unregister and remove DLLs, remove registry traces, program from startup, files, uninstall information, quick launch shortcut, start menu shortcut, desktop shortcut and directories.
ByeTunes is a portable single executable file which can be ran without any dependencies. ByeTunes was last updated on Sep 5, 2007 but it worked on our computer during testing. By the way this tool is called ByeTunes and not Bye iTunes.
ASK is one of the top search engine but it is not as famous as Google, Yahoo or Bing. It was previously known as Ask Jeeves but now has been renamed to ASK. One annoying thing about ASK.com is the bundled toolbar with many software such as Nero, ZoneAlarm, SkyDownloader, VDownloader and many more. If a user did not read the agreements carefully during software installation and simply click on the Agree button, they will end up with an ASK toolbar replacing the browser’s home page and also search bar.
Fortunately ASK.com toolbar is not a spyware and it can be easily uninstalled from Add or Remove Programs in Windows XP or Programs and Features in Windows 7. If for some reason that you facing problems with the uninstallation, you can use ASK Toolbar Remover.
ASK Toolbar Remover has been designed specifically to remove every last trace of the entries of the Ask Toolbar. This portable free ask.com toolbar removal tool is used to facilitate its removal but not to advice you to remove it. All you need to do is run the executable file and click Execute Removal button. Do note that this remover only works on ASK Toolbar version 4.0.x, 4.1.x and OEM 1000. The current ASK Toolbar is at 5.6 and this tool doesn’t support removing this latest version of ASK toolbar.
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Vinyl and cassette tapes are the things in the past and now has been replaced by CD, DVD and even probably blu-ray. Many old school DJs that were using vinyl many years ago has also started to scratch on discs rather than vinyls. If you have many vinyls or cassette tapes, you can create a backup by recording them to MP3 on your computer. One of such software that can easily help you achieve that is LP Recorder.
LP Recorder is a shareware that normally cost $39.95. All you need to do to record vinyl is connect the tape or line output from your stereo to the line input of your soundcard, select the recording input, enter a filename and press the record button. For a time limited, you can download the full version of LP Recorder for free and this promo expires on 11 June 2010.
Do note that when you try to run LRSetup.exe in Windows 7, you will get the error “Version 10.0 LP Recorder or later is required for Windows 7” This can easily be bypassed by right clicking on LRSetup.exe file, select Properties, go to Compatibility tab and check “Run this program in compatibility mode for: Windows XP (Service Pack 3)”.
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There is a recent virus that has been circulating around the Internet via email. You will see that the email is sent from iTunes Online Products (firstname.lastname@example.org) with the subject “Thank you for buying iTunes Gift Certificate!”. As for the body, below is the exact message that you will see.
You have received an iTunes Gift Certificate in the amount of $50.00
You can find your certificate code in attachment below.
Then you need to open iTunes. Once you verify your account, $50.00 will be credited to your account, so you can start buying music, games, video right away.
The attachment on the email received is Gift_Certificate_151.exe with an icon that looks exactly the same as Microsoft Word document. The good thing is 31 out of 41 antivirus engine has detected it as a threat. This attachment is a trojan that secretly downloads a file called tulb.exe from a russian domain and the tulb.exe file tries to establish a connection to an IP address at Netherlands.
If you have received such email, delete the email immediately and DO NOT open the attachment. If you have accidentally ran the attachment, run a full scan using your antivirus to remove the trojan.