Category Archives: Geek Software of the Week

Geek Software of the Week: SuperAntiSpware!

SuperAntyiSpyware!And, speaking of malware!

SuperAntiSpware – Malware Search and Removal Tool for Your System

This one has spotted and fixed more malware than other malware attack systems that I have used. It is nice!

“SUPERAntiSpyware 6.0 will give customers a superior user experience, with improved scan times and enhanced real-time protection,” said Support.com president and CEO Elizabeth Cholawsky. “Over the last decade we have helped millions of loyal customers keep their computers safe. Their trust underscores that SUPERAntiSpyware 6.0 is among the industry’s best and most powerful defenses against spyware and malware.”

New Features

  • New User Interface – Simplified interface for easier navigation to the most commonly used features, and touch screen capable.
  • System Investigator – Shows what’s running on your PC in a new and exciting way. Customers and technicians can use this tool to quickly determine if a file on the system is potentially malware.
  • Faster scan speeds, smaller foot print, enhanced program stability and an expanded Help Menu to improve ease of use.
  • Receive scheduled scan results through the new e-mail alert system.

Advanced Detection and Removal

  • Detect and Remove Spyware, Adware and Remove Malware, Trojans, Dialers, Worms, KeyLoggers, HiJackers, Parasites, Rootkits, Rogue Security Products and many other types of threats.
  • Light on System Resources and designed not to slow down your computer like many other anti-spyware products. Designed not to conflict with your existing anti-spyware or anti-virus solution!
  • Repair broken Internet Connections, Desktops, Registry Editing and more with our unique Repair System!

Real-Time Protection

  • Real-Time Blocking of threats! Prevent potentially harmful software from installing or re-installing!
  • E-mail Notifications: Configure SUPERAntiSpyware to send you an e-mail with the results from specific actions. Monitor the health of PCs remotely (family members, computers in a small office, etc.)
  • Schedule either Quick, Complete or Custom Scans Daily or Weekly to ensure your computer is free from harmful software. Remove spyware automatically.

Geek Software of the Week: ChromePass!

Nirsoft ChromepassDo you need to recover passwords that you have saved in your Chrome Browser? Now, you can with Chromepass!

Nirsoft Chromepass

“ChromePass is a small password recovery tool that allows you to view the user names and passwords stored by Google Chrome Web browser. For each password entry, the following information is displayed: Origin URL, Action URL, User Name Field, Password Field, User Name, Password, and Created Time.

You can select one or more items and then save them into text/html/xml file or copy them to the clipboard.”

Geek Software of the Week: ZBack!

ZBackDo you need to make simple, straight-forward backups?

ZBack – Backup Utility

Zback – backup and synchronize tool for Windows 2000, XP, Vista, Win7, Win7 64bit, Win8, Linux (Wine).

PURPOSE

1) Synchronize files and folders, for example between hard drive and USB drive or synchronize two computers via USB drive or LAN

2) General purpose backup and restore utility with many options

FEATURES

– portable – no installation needed – just unzip to any directory on a fixed or removable drive
– there is also version with installer available from homepage
– works from USB stick, does not write to the registry
– backup/ synchronize to local drives or network computers (LAN)
– can be used as front-end for cloud backup/ synchronize/ mirror (Google Drive)
– Unicode support for foreign characters in file names
– support for files larger then 4 GB
– allows more then 260 chars in pathnames
– copy modes: update files, refresh existing files, mirror source to target, synchronize, dated backup and restore
– filter files based on extension, size, date, subdirectories, only new or existing files
– keep multiple versions of backup files
– include/ exclude specific directories
– preview and execute operation
– automatic generation of batch scripts for routine backups
– simple, manual, batch or command line operation
– single batch script may contain many backup and sync jobs
– using scripting you may backup to multiple locations or backup from multiple locations to single backup location
– scheduling for batch operation – you may set job repetition interval and auto-run when overdue
– verify copied files
– drag and drop support from Windows Explorer or third party file explorers
– small size
– personal freeware

Geek Software of the Week: FNR! (Update)

FNRThis is an old favorite, that I “re-discovered” this week when I needed to update a lot of exact match text in a whole BUNCH of text files. Man, this thing is awesome!

FNR – Find and Replace Tool

“An open source tool to find and replace text in multiple files.

Features

  • Single file download – fnr.exe (181kb)
  • Replace text in multiple files using windows application or through command line
  • Find Only to see where matches are found
  • Case-sensitive searching
  • Searching for files in one directory or recursing sub-directories
  • Regular expressions
  • Find and replace multi-line text
  • Generate command line button to create command line text to put in batch file
  • Command line help
  • Unit tests of Find/Replace engine”

Geek Software of the Week: BatteryInfoView

BatteryInfoViewThis is a handy little indicator of your battery state on your laptop!

BatteryInfoView

“BatteryInfoView is a small utility for laptops and netbook computers that displays the current status and information about your battery. The displayed battery information includes the battery name, manufacture name, serial number, manufacture date, power state (charging/discharging), current battery capacity, full charged capacity, voltage, charge/discharge rate, and more…

BatteryInfoView also provides a log window, which adds a new log line containing the battery status every 30 seconds or any other time interval that you choose.

System Requirements And Limitations

This utility works on any version of Windows, starting from windows 2000 and up to Windows 7.
Some information, like serial number and manufacture date is only displayed if the battery provides this information.”

Geek Software of the Week: Driver Toolkit!

DriverToolkitThis one DOES cost you a small fee, but if you have an old PC to rebuild, and you don’t have the driver disk, and don’t even know what motherboard is in the system, this is REALLY worth it! Only $29.90 for a lifetime license, or, you can buy only a month’s worth, just to build one PC for less than $7.00! Definitely worth not having to fool around discovering drivers on your own!

Driver Toolkit 8

  • The Ultimate Solution for PC Drivers
  • Download & Update the latest drivers for your PC
  • Quick fix unknown, outdated or corrupted drivers
  • Features including driver backup, restore & uninstall
  • 8,000,000+ database of hardware & drivers
  • Designed for Windows 8, 7, vista & xp (32 & 64-bit)

“Scan your PC Devices
DriverToolkit scans PC devices and detect the best drivers for your PC with our Superlink Driver-Match Technology.

Download Drivers
You may specify the driver package to download, or download all recommended driver packages with one-click.

Install Devices
When download is finished, just click the ‘Install’ button to start driver installation. Can’t you see? It’s quick and easy!

Download official drivers & fix driver issues.
DriverToolkit automatically delivers the latest official drivers to your PC. Searching drivers on CD or on the website is frustrating and time-consuming; Why not end all frustration right now sit back relax and watch DriverToolkit solve the painful driver issues for you. All drivers we offer are official versions or WHQL versions, you can use them without any security or compatibility concerns.

Keeping installed drivers up-to-date.
Most of the cases when hardware devices is not working or malfunctioning are caused by incorrect driver installations or outdated driver versions. DriverToolkit has more than 8,000,000 driver entities in the database, including Motherboard, Sound card, Video card, Network adaptor, Modem, Mouse, Keyboard, Scanner, Printer, and Digital devices etc. You can easily update all these drivers with DriverToolkit.

Backup your important drivers.
It’s always a wise decision to backup all important documents, emails, photos, etc. But have you ever thought about backing up your PC drivers?
It happens that for some reasons you want to reinstall your operating system and that no driver CD are available or for some devices, it can be very difficult to find the proper drivers. While using DriverToolkit you can easily make a copy of all drivers currently installed on your PC with one click.

Restore your driver backups.
No longer need to install drivers by hand after reinstalling your operating system or under similar circumstances. Just backup all drivers and you can restore all your drivers whenever you want. This feature can be very useful when you need install drivers on multiple PC with the same hardware configuration. With DriverToolkit, you can save a lot of time when installing your operating system.

Remove unwanted drivers.
To avoid unpredictable driver conflicts, old driver files should always be removed before updating to newer drivers or when removing an older hardware and replacing it with a newer one.
DriverToolkit has the ability to find hidden drivers which are no longer in use and help you quickly get rid of them.”

Geek Software of the Week: Antibody Software Wizmouse

Free (but they accept donations,) this software may help you not be frustrated!

Antibody Software Wizmouse

“Makes your mouse wheel behave the way it always should have.
Works on 32 and 64 bit versions of Windows 2000, XP, Vista and Windows 7/8

Features

  • Scrolls windows under the mouse without having to click first
  • Enables the mouse wheel in applications that don’t support mouse wheels
  • Optionally reverse the mouse wheel direction (like OS X Lion “Natural” scrolling)

Mouse Touchpad users take note: WizMouse may not work with your touchpad as most touchpad drivers do not send mouse wheel messages the way a standard mouse does when scrolling. If you have this problem you’ll need to use an external mouse to enable WizMouse functionality.

Logitech Mice users take note: Some users have reported issues when using WizMouse with Logitech mice. This appears to be caused by conflicts between the Logitech mouse driver software and WizMouse. Upgrading your Logitech drivers and/or installing the latest Logitech SetPoint software should solve any such issues.

WizMouse is a mouse enhancement utility that makes your mouse wheel work on the window currently under the mouse pointer, instead of the currently focused window. This means you no longer have to click on a window before being able to scroll it with the mouse wheel. This is a far more comfortable and practical way to make use of the mouse wheel.

WizMouse can also optionally enable the mouse wheel in applications that don’t support it. It does this by translating mouse wheel commands into scroll bar commands that all applications can understand and process.

Once WizMouse has been installed and is active, configure it by double clicking on the WizMouse icon in the system tray. If the tray icon has been hidden then launch WizMouse from the Windows start menu or desktop shortcut.”

Geek Software of the Week: SendBlaster!

SendBlasterSendBlaster allows you to send email to a list, and does it in style! The regular version is FREE, and the Pro version adds features, and is $129.00 for a lifetime license.

SendBlaster Email Software

“SendBlaster is the best bulk email software to manage your mailing lists and set up email marketing campaigns in few easy steps. SendBlaster combines into one product the practicality of a mass email software with the flexibility of a bulk email web service. On the one hand you create newsletters and manage lists directly on your desktop: on the other you get a cloud email tracking service to handle reporting and improve your email campaigns.

Our brand new release SendBlaster 3, full of amazing features, is available both as a free email sender software download and a professional one with no subscription needed, just a single payment for a lifetime license. Plus, we are proud to offer a 15 days money back guarantee.”

Geek Software of the Week: Spybot 2.4! (Update)

Spybot 2.4This is a first! I am posting an update of SpyBot, which I have mentioned before, because it is a very different, and improved product!

Safer Networking – Spybot 2.4

“Why use the Free Edition?

If all you require is to be able to scan and remove malware and rootkits from your system. Or if you want to protect your PC by immunizing your browser and hosts file, the ‘Free Edition’ is the choice for you. If you are a more experienced user you can also check various ‘autostart’ locations using the ‘Startup Tools’. Spybot 2 can scan single files or specific folders and unlike other software it doesn’t matter if the file is located on your local drives or on a network share. Spybot 2 comes with its own whitelist which helps to identify if files are legitimate or not. This useful addition helps to speed up the scan. Even though this fully functioning product is free of charge you can still get free support by emailing our support team.

For home users who want spyware protection for their own or their families Windows based Personal Computers and do not need additional antivirus protection.

Users manually look after own updating.

Can be upgraded to the ‘Home Edition’ if required.”

Geek Software of the Week: Pandora Recovery!

PandoraThis weeks Geek Software of the Week will help you recover deleted files!

Pandora Recovery

“How does it work?

When you delete a file on FAT32 or NTFS file system, its content is not erased from disk but only reference to file data in File Allocation Table or Master File Table is marked as deleted. It means that you might be able to recover deleted files, or make it visible for file system again.

Search Deleted Files
Search Deleted Files – Click Image to Enlarge
Pandora Recovery allows you to find and recover recoverable deleted files from NTFS and FAT-formatted volumes, regardless of their type – you can recover pictures, songs, movies or documents. Pandora Recovery will scan your hard drive and build an index of existing and deleted files and directories (folders) on any logical drive of your computer with supported file format. Once the scanning is complete you have full control over which files to recover and what destination to recover them to. You can BROWSE the hierarchy of existing and deleted files, or you can use SEARCH functionality to find a deleted file if you remember at least one of the following:
– full or partial file name,
– file size,
– file creation date, or
– file last accessed date

On top of that, Pandora Recovery allows you to preview deleted files of certain type (images and text files) without performing recovery. This feature becomes really important if you are forced to recover deleted files to the same drive. Currently you can preview files having several image file types (BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG, ICO,TIF, TGA, PCX, WBMP, WMF, JP2, J2K, JBG, JPC, PGX, PNM, RAS, CUR) and several text file types (TXT, LOG, INI, BAT, RTF, XML, CSS). Quick Viewer allows you preview file contents as text if it cannot find appropriate viewer for it. To use quick viewer you can select deleted file and or click the Quick Viewer icon or right click on deleted file and select ‘Quick View’. Quick View will then display a preview of deleted file.”

Pandora Recovery Features:

  • Browse, Search, Preview and Recover deleted files
  • Surface (cluster) scan
  • Recover Archived, Hidden, Encrypted, Compressed files
  • Recover Alternate Data Streams (ADS)
  • Recover Images, Documents, Movies, or any other type of files
  • Recovery success estimate
  • Review File properties and Drive properties
  • Recover to Local Hard Drive, Network Drive, or Flash Drive
  • Recognizes FAT16, FAT32, NTFS, NTFS5 and NTFS/EFS
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