Windows 7 includes a very good firewall which is much better than its predecessor, Windows XP firewall. But the problem with Windows 7 firewall is that it is not easy to use. It uses a very complex UI which a normal person can’t use without knowing much about firewalls.
Up until now I have been using the group policy editor for restricting some of the applications that I don’t want others to use in my network and on my own computers. The problem with the group policy editor is that if you have only one computer account that is used by you and your family members then blocking one application means blocking it for all.
As an IT Professional I have to deal with a lot of computers having security issues everyday. The biggest problem I face in my assessments is that there is no anti-virus and anti-spyware installed in the system while the owner thinks that he’s protected. Most of the people do install a free anti-virus but don’t think of installing an anti-spyware app which is a must if you use internet regularly.
I have used a few anti-spywares in the past and SUPERAntispyware is one of them. SUPERAntispyware has two versions, a free version and a paid professional version. When I installed SUPERAntispyware, it was quite easy to use interface. First of all it asked me to update the definitions during the installation which I did quite comfortable.
Modern malware and viruses tend to change the system settings in order to restrict the user from reverting the settings that those malware and viruses have changed. For example, hiding the folder options so that the user may not be able to see the hidden files easily or disabling the registry editor and the task manager. This is done by almost all the malwares out there today.
Safe Returner is a great anti-malware tool which not only removes the malware but also their after effects so that the user does not have to do all the hard work manually. According to the author’s site, Safe Returner is a smart version of Microsoft Sysinternals which shows all the items which load at boot time. Safe Returner goes one step further and scans for malware among those items and removes any detected infections.
BullGuard Internet Security 9.0 is a security suite provided by BullGuard. It includes almost all the tools and features of a standard security suite. Before going to the technical details, let me tell you my experience about downloading and installing BullGuard Internet Security 9.0. I went to the Bullguard site for downloading the suite and the 60 day trial was easily available on the front page. To my surprise, the download size was only 98 KB but when I double clicked the downloaded file, it started downloading the actual BullGuard Internet Security suite from the internet. It was about 109MB.
Basically Windows password-cracking tools are usually Linux boot disks that have NT file system (NTFS) drivers and software that will read the registry and rewrite the password hashes for any account including the Administrators. This process requires physical access to the console and an available CD.
Stellar Phoenix Password Recovery Tool
Stellar Phoenix Password Recovery is a password and software’s key recovery software. It can reset all accounts’s password that are used to login in a Windows Operating System (OS). It can recover passwords that are typed in forms provided in various Web Browsers such as Internet Explorer, Mozilla, Netscape Navigator. It can recover passwords used to login in Web sites.
Now a days its general query how to protect file and folders on the system , it is difficult specially when you have to protect files which are present in USB flash drive and need to take protected file with you to reuse on some other system
That’s why I am going to tell you about the Portable software which not only encrypt your file and folders but also you can take software in your USB flash drive which you can use on other system to decrypt the file again .
There are many software which do the needful but the best which suites me is Toucan
What is fake antivirus?
This is a type of virus/malwares which disguises itself to be an antivirus. It infects your computer when you accidentally click a link in a website which will download the malware into your computer and run automatically when your windows boot. It scan the infected computer and produces fake alert warnings. It convinces you that your computer is in danger and urge you to purchase a useless copy of the fake antivirus. These fake antiviruses must be removed immediately.