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mySB allows you to customize your computer’s Start Button. The Start Button is one of the most commonly used tools in Windows, so why not personalize it to suit yourself? You can customize your Start Button through the use of “Themes”. Themes are a set of images plus other options used to personalize your computer’s Start Button with just one click. mySB allows you to change the “up”, “hover”, and “down” images of the Start Button, and also the tool tip “Click here to begin”. These images can be animated, so you can have an animated cartoon, a scrolling marquee, fading images, what ever your imagination can think of!
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Here I am listing all of the free online scans for your computer, spyware, virus, registry, process and some great utilities at the end. I’m also listing some of the free tools, like SpyBot, Ad-Aware, etc.
Windows Live OneCare works quietly in the background on your computer, so you don’t have to worry about nasty interruptions from viruses, spyware, hackers, and other unwanted intruders. It also goes beyond security, regularly backing up all your important files and cleaning up and tuning up your computer to help keep it running at top speed. Because you have better things to do with your PC. Download the free trial.
Free Online Spyware Scan This scan is free and will remove what it finds, although, it doesn’t try to find the more complicated stuff as it could not remove it without installing software on your computer.
Housecall Free Online Virus Scanner from Trend Micro.
CSShredder CoolWebSearch is notorious for keeping you from removing their crap from your computer, download this special tool just for removing all of the 100′s of different versions of CoolWebSearch.
CoolWebSearch installs dozens of bookmarks, mostly to porn Web sites, on your desktop, changes your home page without asking, and continually changes it back if you attempt to correct it. Furthermore, it significantly slows down the performance of your PC, and introduces modifications which cause Microsoft Windows to freeze, crash or randomly reboot.
Spybot Search and destroy This is not an online scanner, but it is free and it does remove almost everything. You should always have a couple tools you scan with because none of these tools can remove everything.
Ad-Aware This is also a tool and not a free online scan, but the software is free and it is one of the top spyware and adware removers.
Registry Booster – FREE Registry Scan This registry scanner will clean and optimise your system, free it from registry errors and fragmented entries.
SpyEraser – FREE Spyware Scan Does not remove any spyware, requires you to purchase the program to remove the spyware.
ProcessLibrary.com – FREE Process Directory – Free Process Directory, resources and tools for anyone who immediately wants to know the exact nature and purpose of any process running on your PC.
WinTasks 5 Pro – Increase System Security & Performance WinTasks 5.0 Professional provides you with a wealth of information and a powerful set of tools that will help you enhance the protection against system security threats while dramatically increasing computer performance. The award-winning WinTasks 5.0 Professional is the most reliable and intuitive software that enables you to fully take charge of your computer.
WinBackup 2.0 – Secure Your Data Today! Awarded Best Backup Software by Computer Shopper and termed “exceptionally simple to use” by PC World, WinBackup 2.0 Standard is now the obvious choice for home and small office users. Being one of the most efficient and reliable backup solutions available WinBackup 2.0 Standard will help you save both time and money.
With my interest in Compute forensics, I can’t help but be interested in Steganography Software Tools, which allow you to hide things in files, such as hiding a zip file at the end of a gif file. The article even gives you some valid reasons to use such a tool, although, most likely, they won’t be one you actually use.
Remember those invisible ink kits from when you were a kid? You’d write a secret message that no one could see unless they had a black light or the decoder marker. The digital equivalent of invisible ink is steganography software, apps that embed files and data inside other files, hidden from everyone who doesn’t know any better.
You don’t have to be a trained spy plotting international espionage to put steganography to good use. With some free tools for both the Mac and PC, you can embed secret information in image, PDF, HTML and MP3 files for fun or profit
- You suspect someone’s illegally distributing your copyrighted PDF’s or images, so you add hidden copyright information in them using stego tools to double-check.
- You want to exchange information like passwords or sensitive images over an insecure transmission protocol, like email.
- You want to embed secret files available only to a select few in a public forum.
- You want to impress your friends and co-workers with your sneaky ways
Well, maybe not just yet, as the BackupBluray utility is just in Alpha stage, it will only decrypt Blu-ray discs whose CPS unit key known, but one user, at least, has confirmed he has successfully ripped an entire movie, or has posted that he has, I didn’t see any proof, but I haven’t finished reading the whole thread yet. Muslix64, the same guy who created BackupHDDVD to allow people to backup their HD DVD’s, has once again developed a program to copy the supposedly unbreakable DRM, this time on Blu-ray DVD’s, BackupBluray is it’s name, and while it can only copy discs whose key’s are known, he said full decryption will be added soon.
A new utility has just been released in a very early Alpha stage, aptly dubbed “BackupBluray”. This BackupBluray tool is designed to help backup Blu-ray (BD-ROM) movies. The early version of this utility only supports the decryption of Blu-ray discs whose CPS unit key is known. Support for decryption via a Volume Unique key will most likely be added in the near future as development continues. At this point, a stable version of the tool is not yet available for mass distribution. The initial tool has already proven successful though, as there has already been one confirmed report of a successful Blu-ray Disc backup. If the BackupHDDVD tool history is any indication as to where BackupBluray will end up, we can expect to see the source code released to the public along with a SourceForge.net project opened. Source: BackupBluray rip utility released
So, the supposedly unbreakable DRM’s used on both of the new standards have been bypassed by the same guy, they are not technically being cracked, what he is doing is grabbing the encryption keys from a disc and decrypting the movies. He has been using a “powerful crypto attack” to analyze a memory dump from a Blu-ray disc. The movie companies spent a lot of money on these DRM’s, well, I should probably say, consumers are going to spend a lot of money on these discs because of the money it cost them to develop these standards.
After spending a bunch of money on my current collection of DVD’s, I’ll be dammed if I will upgrade to either of these standards and replace my entire collection again. Devices are already available that will show your current DVD’s in high definition, and I am sure there will be more solutions available, I will buy one of those players and keep purchasing the regular DVD’s, if none of us buy these players and discs, then the movie companies will be stuck with them, and I can tell them where they can stick them.
This post is about some of the bloatware, or crapware, installed by computer manufacturers like Dell, Sony, etc.
The next patch Tuesday will include at least 8 patches, 4 security patches, with one being critical, the usual Malicious Software Removal Tool update and three non-critical patches. From the bulletin,
One Microsoft Security Bulletin affecting Microsoft Windows. The highest Maximum Severity rating for this is Critical. This update will be detectable using the Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer and the Enterprise Scan Tool. This update will require a restart.
Three Microsoft Security Bulletins affecting Microsoft Office. The highest Maximum Severity rating for these is Critical. These updates will be detectable using the Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer. These updates may require a restart.
Microsoft Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool
Microsoft will release an updated version of the Microsoft Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool on Windows Update, Microsoft Update, Windows Server Update Services and the Download Center.
Note that this tool will NOT be distributed using Software Update Services (SUS).
Non-security High Priority updates on MU, WU, WSUS and SUS
Microsoft will release no NON-SECURITY High-Priority Updates for Windows on Windows Update (WU) and Software Update Services (SUS).
Microsoft will release two NON-SECURITY High-Priority Updates on Microsoft Update (MU) and Windows Server Update Services (WSUS). Source: Microsoft Security Bulletin Advance notification via Microsoft Security Response Center Blog!
There will be a web cast, go here to register online.
On January 9, Microsoft releases its monthly security bulletins. Join us for a brief overview of the technical details of the January security bulletins. The intent of this web cast is to address your concerns. Therefore, most of the web cast is devoted to attendees asking questions about the bulletins and getting answers from our security experts.
Presenter: Christopher Budd, CISA, CISM, CISSP, ISSMP Security Program Manager, PSS Security, Microsoft Corporation and Mike Reavey, Lead Security Program Manager, Microsoft Corporation.
Muslix has released his tool to allow you to copy HDDVD movies, it is called BackupHDDVD, he didn’t actually crack the DRM, like I said here, but, because the players are insecure, he can extract the keys to allow him to copy the movies using his program.
The attack I describe in “Affirmation 4″, is not here yet, but its coming. So I give MPAA and AACSLA a head start. Start to think what you can do about that.
To totally block this attack, they need to put different keys on every disk! Now, they only have different keys for different movies. I don’t know about the manufacturing process of the disk. This solution may not be possible.
The best they can do, is doing shorter manufacturing run of a particular movie, so it would be difficult to get your hand on every “pressing” of a movie.
When they design AACS, they assume people will look for the device keys. I don’t care about device keys. I do care about volume key. Having the device keys mean that you have to re-implements all the complex crypto and do the full AACS process.
I leave all this dirty job to the player and recover only the volume key.
There is 3 important things in cryptography:
1-Private key protection
2-Private key protection
3-Private key protection
Did I break AACS? I don’t know. What do you think? Source: BackupHDDVD, a tool to decrypt AACS protected movies
He posted download links here, with the hash to verify.
If you are looking for some software that will make it harder for someone to see what you do on your computer, or even your work computer, then you should check out the free trial of WinVac, which will remove all of the stuff you don’t want seen while keeping some stuff to make it look like you’re not cleaning your system. We all know how obvious it is when you click the address bar and there are no addresses listed, WinVac will erase your history and then re-populate it with some good url’s for you, to make it look like you are just using some business related, or search engines, etc, such as Google, Yahoo, MSN, Wikipedia, or Tipsdr.com. That’s the key, cleaning your system, without making it look like you are cleaning your system and protecting your privacy. Here are some of the better features of WinVac:
- Keep sites that should not be removed from Internet Explorer’s History and Drop Down URL List
- Keep cookies that store important login information
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- Populate history lists in Windows Media Player with fake files
- Deletes Cookies
- Deletes Typed URLs
- Deletes Temporary Internet Files
- Deletes Recent Document List
- Deletes Media Player History
- Deletes Temp Files
- Deletes Internet Explorer History
- Empties the recycle bin
- Deletes Run/Search History
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- Provides a comprehensive log each time the software is run, so that you can see exactly what the program is doing!
- Password Protection to keep your information safe
- Saved settings can be encrypted for extra security!
It also allows you to keep certain cookies, because if you have ever deleted all your cookies, history, etc, you know you have to remember every password you told your system to remember, forums, blogs, news sites, social networking sites like Myspace, YouTube, Facebook and others. WinVac helps you with all of that and more download the 7 day free trial and see for yourself, or buy it now for only $19.95! It is well worth it.
Now, don’t get the idea that it will all go away and you won’t be able to find it, the way the file systems work on most machines is it will still have all of the deleted stuff on the drive, it just removes the pointers to it, so if you clean your machine, I could still come in and find everything, and I mean everything, maybe some stuff you forgot about, and it will remain there until other files overwrite the sectors those files were in and even then, some of it may still be recoverable. So, don’t do anything on your work machine that will get you fired, because they could bring someone like me in and I could tell them exactly where you’ve been and what you’ve typed.
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