Download Free HIPS Malware Defender to Protect Against Malware

May 1, 2010

Malware Defender is a HIPS (Host Intrusion Prevention System) with firewall. It is effective to protect your computer system from all forms of malware (viruses, worms, Trojans, adware, spyware, keyloggers, rootkits, etc.). Malware Defender is also an advanced rootkit detector. It provides many useful tools that can be used to detect and remove already installed malware. Since Malware Defender is a HIPS which provides rule and behavior-based system monitoring to guard against unwanted changes, it can be used alongside traditional antivirus software to add an extra layer of security.

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Malware Defender is able to provide file, registry, network and application protection. There are a few tabs on the program which is Rules, Processes, Kernel Modules, Network Ports, Hooks, Autostarts, File and Registry. Most of anti malware program has all that feature but what make this program special is the logs window at the bottom that shows every process and action is being performed on your computer.

According to latest Matousec’s Proactive Security Challenge report, Malware Defender got number 2 when tested against the suite with 148 tests. Malware Defender is compatible with Windows 2000, XP, 2003, Vista, 2008 and 7 only 32-bit.

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Download Windows 7 Installation Setup DVD ISO Original and Untouched

April 29, 2010

Most if not all software are being sold online where the user can pay using their credit card or paypal and when the transaction is completed, they will be able to download the full version or being provided with the license key to convert the trial into an activated full version. As for Windows 7 operating system, Microsoft doesn’t sell it online and the only reason why there are original and official Windows 7 installation ISO that can be downloaded on the Internet is because of some web-based online storefronts and retailers such as Digital River sell Windows 7 licenses.

Here is a compiled list of Windows 7 direct download links which are in ISO format that can be either extracted, burned to a DVD or loaded into a virtual machine. Do note that you will need a genuine product key to activate Windows 7 or else it will run in a time limited trial.

Windows 7 Professional x64 (64-bit)
English: http://msft-dnl.digitalrivercontent.net/msvista/pub/X15-65805/X15-65805.iso
German: http://msft-dnl.digitalrivercontent.net/msvista/pub/X15-65813/X15-65813.iso
French: http://msft-dnl.digitalrivercontent.net/msvista/pub/X15-65811/X15-65811.iso
Spanish: http://msft-dnl.digitalrivercontent.net/msvista/pub/X15-65843/X15-65843.iso

Windows 7 Professional x86 (32-bit)
English: http://msft-dnl.digitalrivercontent.net/msvista/pub/X15-65804/X15-65804.iso
German: http://msft-dnl.digitalrivercontent.net/msvista/pub/X15-65812/X15-65812.iso
French: http://msft-dnl.digitalrivercontent.net/msvista/pub/X15-65810/X15-65810.iso
Spanish: http://msft-dnl.digitalrivercontent.net/msvista/pub/X15-65842/X15-65842.iso

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 (64-bit)
English: http://msft-dnl.digitalrivercontent.net/msvista/pub/X15-65733/X15-65733.iso
German: http://msft-dnl.digitalrivercontent.net/msvista/pub/X15-65741/X15-65741.iso
French: http://msft-dnl.digitalrivercontent.net/msvista/pub/X15-65738/X15-65739.iso
Spanish: http://msft-dnl.digitalrivercontent.net/msvista/pub/X15-65771/X15-65771.iso

Windows 7 Home Premium x86 (32-bit)
English: http://msft-dnl.digitalrivercontent.net/msvista/pub/X15-65732/X15-65732.iso
German: http://msft-dnl.digitalrivercontent.net/msvista/pub/X15-65740/X15-65740.iso
French: http://msft-dnl.digitalrivercontent.net/msvista/pub/X15-65738/X15-65738.iso
Spanish: http://msft-dnl.digitalrivercontent.net/msvista/pub/X15-65770/X15-65770.iso

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (64-bit)
English: http://91.121.99.184/paolo/win7-64bit.iso

Windows 7 Ultimate x86 (32-bit)
English: http://91.121.99.184/paolo/win7.iso

Windows 7 Home Premium N x86 (32-bit)
English: http://msft-dnl.digitalrivercontent.net/msvista/pub/X16-13457/X16-13457.iso

Windows 7 Home Premium N x64 (64-bit)
English: http://msft-dnl.digitalrivercontent.net/msvista/pub/X16-13459/X16-13459.iso

Windows 7 Professional N x86 (32-bit)
English: http://msft-dnl.digitalrivercontent.net/msvista/pub/X16-13548/X16-13548.iso

Windows 7 Professional N x64 (64-bit)
English: http://msft-dnl.digitalrivercontent.net/msvista/pub/X16-13550/X16-13550.iso

The Digital River’s file servers are really fast and should easily maxed out your download speed.

How to Pin Folder or Directory to Start Menu in Windows 7

April 29, 2010

By default Windows 7 allows you to pin shortcuts and programs to start menu and taskbar. We have previously shared with you a tip on how to trick Windows allowing you to pin a folder to taskbar. The same thing goes for pinning in start menu where you can simply right click on any shortcut or the program itself and you will see “Pin to Start Menu”. Fortunately if you want to pin a folder to Start Menu, it is way easier than pinning to taskbar because all you need to do is drag the folder to the Windows 7 orb button and it will be pinned.

There is a registry hack where it enables the right click “Pin to Start Menu” option to any files or folders. The right click will have to be combined with a SHIFT button which will force the Pin to Start Menu to appear on restricted files or folders to pin on start menu. The registry changes is as follow:

1. Click the Windows 7 orb button and type regedit at the Search proigrams and files bar and hit enter.

2. Navigate to HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\ShellEx\ContextMenuHandlers\

3. On the left pane, right click on the ContextMenuHandlers folder and select New > Key

4. Name the key as {a2a9545d-a0c2-42b4-9708-a0b2badd77c8}

5. Now press and hold the SHIFT key while you right click on a folder. You will notice the “Pin to Start Menu” option is available in the right click context menu.

To unpin a folder or item from the Start Menu, right click on it and select “Remove from this list”. If you press SHIFT key while right click, you will get to select “Unpin from Start Menu”.

Make Application Windows 7 Compatible with Online AOK

April 29, 2010

Windows 7 is the latest operating system by Microsoft. It has gotten many praises but for corporate users, there is one big concern which is whether the current application has any compatibility issues or not. If you have a MSI installer package that cannot be installed on Windows 7 because it is built on an older version and for some reason the programmer is not available to update it, you can try AOK4SMB.

Microsoft and ChangeBASE are working together to offer you a simple online solution that assesses and automatically remedy applications for Windows 7 compatibility at the press of a button. This solution uses a subset of the full AOK tool from ChangeBASE, a market leader in automated application compatibility and remediation software. AOK4SMB is an application compatibility tool developed to help small and midsize businesses to get their applications ready for Windows 7.

All you need to do is create a free account and then upload your MSI package to the server which will be analyzed automatically. After a few minutes, a report will be emailed to you and if there is an automated fix available, AOK4SMB will supply a fix for your MSI package as a transform file. The fix will come in a zip file with a .cmd , .mst and .cab file. Just put all of the 3 files together with your MSI file and run the .cmd file which will transform it and apply the Windows 7 compatibility fix. This service will be free until end of July 2010.

AOK4SMB

Virus Effect Remover Repairs Disabled Windows Features Caused by Malware

April 28, 2010

Many windows features can be tweaked (disabled or enabled) via registry and virus makers has used this feature to make it even tougher for a normal Windows user to remove the virus using Windows built-in tools. They can disable registry editor (regedit), windows task manager, system configuration utility (msconfig), command prompt (cmd) and many more. Antivirus are also getting better in combating against these viruses and removing them from your computer. However, it hasn’t come to a stage where it can restore the damages or disabled features in Windows.

To fix the disables Windows features caused by virus, spyware or malwares, you will need a third party application such as Virus Effect Remover. This is a software tool, which removes, deletes, and negates, all of the harmful effects, caused by either Viruses or Trojans. Virus Effect Remover enables users to remove the worst damaging effects, caused by viruses or trojans, to the Windows registry and most Windows file system. Currently it has the ability to repair taskmanager, regeditor, msconfig, folder options and even the Windows Automatic Update, bringing it back to full operation again.

Virus Effect Remover

All you need to do is click the “One Click Registry Heal” button which will detect and fix problems. It also comes with additional tools such as startup and services scanner, block a virus from auto running, module locking which can help users track and kill the virus, and remove the infection from the operating system.

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