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Restrict Programs From Accessing The Internet In Windows

Windows Firewall is a handy tool to control the Internet traffic to and from Windows. Windows Firewall lets the user to allow or disallow programs from accessing the Internet. This dialog box usually comes when we open a program for the first time. Windows Firewall was introduced in Windows XP SP1 and it is still continued in Windows 7 and Windows 8.

Although Windows Firewall is good, it is not easy to operate and configure the Firewall. There are third party tools that can be used to configure Windows Firewall. You can also use Microsoft Management Console in order to configure Firewall related policies or ease you can go to Windows Firewall configuration in the Control Panel.

Firewall App Blocker is one such third party tool which has a very simple graphical user interface and is very easy to use as well. Using Firewall App Blocker, you can easily restrict specific programs from accessing the Internet. Firewall App Blocker makes use of the built in Windows Firewall to implement its rules through registry.

The functionality of Firewall App Blocker is as simple as it gets and digs down to only two buttons which can be used to add a program to the block list and remove the selected program from the block list.

Since Firewall App Blocker is portable, it can easily be carried in a USB Flash drive.

Download Firewall App Blocker to restrict programs from accessing the Internet.

Key Features of Windows 8 That You Should Know

Last month, Microsoft released a consumer preview of next generation Windows 8 OS. The company announced scores of features in the recent Build Conference held in Anaheim. In a nutshell, the features which are largely discussed and debated in various forms of media include Touch-screens support, Metro interface, enhanced performance and countless of features. Here, we are bringing some of the most attractive features in windows 8.

1. It is compatible with desktops to tablets

Among the many enhancements found in this OS, the major difference in windows 8 is the compatibility factor. This operating system can be easily installed in any system including desktop, laptop and tablets. The company has introduced a very striking interface known as Metro, which will help the users to get a metro view or any other accustomed desktop view with some clicks or tap. To make things easy for the tablets, this OS comes with a design of touch-screen. Above all, they can function on ARM based processors which are usually discovered in smartphone and tablet devices. These are termed as energy filled processors which make smaller devices magical with great speed.

2. Metro and touch-screen feature promise a great future

The Windows 8 is designed keeping in mind the Touchscreen devices. But it works smoothly with the help of a keyboard and mouse. The company is now seen flaunting with Metro UI by calling it as a main element of windows 8 with a promising future. This means that you can use windows 8 at any system you please including desktop to tablets, however, the its real charm can be experienced when you move around the tile interface by playing games, launching the charms bar in any touch-screen based devices.

3. Everything becomes fast with windows 8

Talking about the performance feature of this firebrand operating system, it seems to be way ahead than its predecessors. The memory has decreased as you can see the booting happening in just eight seconds flashing the metro UI instantly. The Hyper-V and USB 3.0 gets a support from windows 8, which makes this OS pretty sleek unlike what you see in the operating systems iOS and Mac OS X Lion. Certainly, the features like lightning speed and quick loading of applications is an important element of Windows 8.

4. The Windows App Store

Windows 8 would encompass App Store, the same feature which you see in the Apple’s devices better known to rock the tech ecosystem making the users crazy about it. This gives enough room for the developers and app programmers to write interesting programs for windows 8. Hence with App Store, Microsoft is likely to hit Apple’s unique area of expertise.

With Windows 8, Microsoft is seen giving a bold and clear message that it is known for innovation and does not stick to any Stone Age technology. In the coming future the idea of mobile computing is going to dominate the world. The desktops and laptops would soon become obsolete or will have a limited use. At such point of time, when users are looking out for smaller devices like tablets and smartphones, Windows 8 with these key features are going to rule these smaller machines.

Kate is a writer & blogger by profession. So far, she has written on cellphones, décor, locks, kitchen appliances, radio, weather clock and lamps. These days she is busy in writing an article on Wedding décor for her blog.

How To Permanently Delete Files From Computer

There are a few methods to delete files from the computer. In Windows, we can hit the delete button or right click any folder or file and select delete to delete the file or folder. By default, this will take the file to the recycle bin and then we can empty the recycle bin to delete the file permanently. But this will not completely delete the file from the computer. It remains on the hard drive until it is re-written by some other data.

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Portable Virtual Operating System Creator – Prayaya Review And Giveaway [5 Licenses]

For a mobile user, portable applications are an absolute must. This is because we have all our settings and our data in one portable location. I usually keep all my data in a portable drive for backup. We have already written about portable apps suite for taking the whole suite of apps in the pen drive. If you have a U3 drive, then you can make portable apps with Package factory for U3. Keeping the portable apps up to date is also very easy.

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Ultimate Portable Tools Suite For USB LiberKey

LiberKey is a suite of Open Source and Free Portable applications that can be stored and run directly from a USB device.

The LiberKey is available in three forms Basic, Standard and Ultimate editions.

New software can also be added in the any suite.

LiberKey has it’s own portable application launcher that resides in the taskbar for easy access.

On Liberkey.com 290 applications available that can be added to the launcher.

The applications range in all areas : Audio, Video, Graphics, Internet, Games, Security, Education, System, etc.

Liberkey is free, Portable,option to updates applications, can synchronize with online catalogimage

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Portable Antiviruses For USB

Portable Antiviruses can be used without installing. So they can be taken into the USB drives or CD/DVD Drives. This can be useful if you want to clean a infected computer with no Antivirus.

These antivirus can be updated to include the latest signature. But the only problem with them is that they can be use for real time protection.

Note: These antivirus can not be used as complete protection for your computer. Since they assist professionals to clean infected computers only. The reason behind this is they do not provide real time protection

I am listing some of the Portable Antivirus which are free.

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Password Protect USB Mass Storage Ports With PenyuUsb

Keeping track of the USB usage on a network is really very difficult. The biggest challenge comes in when an administrator has disabled a USB port across the network and he wants to allow some of the users to use the USB devices.

Till now the solution to the USB problem has been to disable it through registry or through group policy but there was no way to password protect the USB ports so that the password could be given to the authorized persons only and they could use the USB ports by entering their passwords.

PenyuUSB is the answer to this. PenyuUSB can enable or disable the USB mass storage and password protect them. The administrator can change the password regularly. In this way only authorized users can use the USB mass storage devices.

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Portable System Information Tool

As a systems administrator, I have to hop from one system to another and I have to keep an eye on the system information and configuration while I’m working on that system to better understand the way it is configured and troubleshooting also gets easier. In this mobile environment I need to have a portable System Information tool which gives a detailed overview of the system software as well as hardware. Windows built-in tools are not good enough to rely on.

SIW comes handy in this situation. SIW is an advanced System Information for Windows tool that gathers detailed information about your system properties and settings and displays it in an extremely comprehensible manner.

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Take Your Application and Settings Everywhere with USB(Mojo Pac)

MojoPac is portable application that installs on USB or Ipod and takes your all your documents, applications, passwords and settings.
Just plug it on any PC using Windows XP and login in it and you will have all your PC configuration available.
It will be no problem if you are using a public PC because all settings including passwords are saved on MojoPac flash drive and nothing is left over, when u unplug the it

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