Spybot – Search and Destroy Portable 2.6 Has Been Released By PortableApps.com

June 25, 2017

Get the new release of Spybot – Search & Destroy, portable version, at PortableApps.com. Great addition to your tech toolbox…

Spybot – Search & Destroy detects and removes spyware, a relatively new kind of threat not yet covered by common anti-virus applications. Spyware silently tracks your surfing behaviour to create a marketing profile for you that is transmitted without your knowledge to the compilers and sold to advertising companies.

SOURCE: PortableApps.com – Spybot – Seach & Destroy


INFOGRAPHIC: How To Spot A Tech Support Scam

June 24, 2017

Some scammers call and claim to be computer techs associated with well-known companies like Microsoft or Apple. Other scammers send pop-up messages that warn about computer problems. They say they’ve detected viruses or other malware on your computer. They claim to be “tech support” and will ask you to give them remote access to your computer. Eventually, they’ll diagnose a non-existent problem and ask you to pay for unnecessary – or even harmful – services.

If you get an unexpected pop-up, call, spam email or other urgent message about problems with your computer, stop. Don’t click on any links, don’t give control of your computer and don’t send any money.

Tech support scams often start with a pop-up that wants you to call now, or else...  If you get an urgent message like this, don’t click, call, send money or give anyone control of your computer.


FREE Advanced Network IP Scanner (claimed to be used by 26 million users)

June 22, 2017

This is a good portable app to scan your home network (and work network) to determine what devices are on the network; and, can also be used to detect intrusions or devices that should not be on your network.

Advanced IP Scanner

Reliable and free network scanner to analyze LAN. The program shows all network devices, gives you access to shared folders, provides remote control of computers (via RDP and Radmin), and can even remotely switch computers off. It is easy to use and runs as a portable edition. It should be the first choice for every network admin.

Key Features:

  • Easy access to network shares
  • Remote control via RDP and Radmin
  • MAC addresses detection
  • Switching on/off computers remotely
  • Export scan results to CSV
  • No installation required

SOURCE: Advanced IP Scanner


Make posters Of Any Size (max 20×20 meters) Using A Regular Printer

June 22, 2017

I first saw this on ghacks.net…  You can make posters of any size, up to 20×20 meters, using a regular printer; AND, software called Easy Poster Printer. When creating a poster, one tip; make sure you use a good quality photo or graphic. If you use a low quality photo, the result will suffer as you increase the size…

Go to the source link below to learn more about Easy Poster Printer and all of its’ features.

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SOURCE: GD Software – Easy Poster Printer


An Open Source Clipboard Manager With A Ton Of Features

June 22, 2017

What a clipboard manager does is capture and archive your “copy / paste” operations. If you are looking for one with a ton of features, then check out ClipAngel (see source link below). If you don’t believe me, check out the feature list below. ClipAngel is an open source program that is a portable app.

Features

  • Supports clipboard formats: text, html, rtf, file, image
  • Captures data of supported types copied to clipboard (clips)
  • Captures sender window title and process name for clip
  • Shows source URL for HTML clip
  • Filter by marks “Used (Pasted)” and “Favorite” with keyboard shortcuts
  • Filter by clip type
  • Hot (as you type) text filter for clip list
  • Stores last used for paste text filters
  • Marking used (pasted) clips
  • Marking filter matches in text
  • Marking hyperlinks in text and Alt+click to open them
  • Marking END of clip text
  • Marking filter matches in list
  • Allows to paste clip as original or plain text selected or all
  • Repeated external copy of any previous clip raises it to top of list
  • Settings “Max clip size KB” and “History depth number”
  • Setting “Hotkey to open window with reset”
  • Searching back and forward filter text in text
  • Ability to delete and move clips in list
  • Text filter and clip list share key presses, no need to change focus
  • History is stored encrypted on disk
  • Setting “Hotkey to incremental paste”
  • Switch “word wrap”
  • Switch “move just pasted clip to top”
  • Switch “show column with short visible size of clip”
  • Command “Edit clip title”
  • Edit clip text mode
  • Commands “Mark/Unmark favorite” for clips
  • Support for format “Clipboard Viewer Ignore” to respect password copy privacy
  • Auto and manual check for new version and one click update
  • Portable mode
  • Auto position window on open near text input
  • Switch “Always on top” for window
  • Command to open clip as file
  • Command to simulate char input (for windows isolated from clipboard)
  • Support for sending paste and input to elevated windows
  • Switch “Monitor clipboard”
  • Switch “Monospaced font”
  • Switch “Clear filters on window close”
  • Filter ON indication in “Clear filter” button
  • Full support for difficult windows in paste command (cmd.exe and non fullscreen RDP)
  • Text position indicator shows offset, column and line number, selection length
  • Clip list shows samples for picture clips
  • Switch “Native formatting” for HTML and RTF clips
  • Switch “Show clip source icon column”
  • Automatic window open after capture text clip from ABBYY Screenshot Reader
  • Command “Text compare” with support for Beyond Compare, ExamDiff Pro, WinMerge, Araxis Merge, DiffMerge and custom application
  • Command “Translate text”
  • Target window title is shown in window title after ” >> “
  • Setting “Default font”
  • Setting “Hotkey to open window with favorites”
  • Command “Clear clipboard”
  • Command “Move to top”
  • Switch “Copy text in any window on Control+F3”
  • Setting “Hotkey to compare last clips”
  • Commands to set type filter values
  • Switch “Autoselect first match”
  • Multiselect clips in list supported by most commands
  • Setting “Hotkey to open window with no changes”
  • Command “Switch focus list/text F10”
  • Series >3 identical chars are cut off in clip autotitle
  • Setting “Folder for clip temp files”
  • Tooltip on clip row in list
  • Switch “Case sensitive search”
  • Switch “Search independent words”
  • Switch “Search ‘%’ as any char sequence”
  • Setting “Database file” to switch clip lists
  • Drag&Drop clips from list

SOURCE: Sourceforge – ClipAngel


How To Remove The Formatting When Copying and Pasting Text Into Gmail

June 20, 2017

Some of the simplest of things is the best to learn… Have you ever pasted text into Gmail that you may have copied from, say a website, and it keeps the original formatting of the text? Below are the steps to take to remove the formatting and convert the text to plain text only.


Keep In Mind CodePlex Is Shutting Down On December 15, 2017

June 19, 2017

CodePlex is (soon to be “was) a Microsoft hosted site for open-source software projects. They will be shutting down completely on December 15, 2017. If you are a developer at CodePlex you are most likely already aware of this matter and have taken the steps to take to migrate your projects. If you are like me, who enjoys using (and testing) some of the software that has been posted there (over the past 11 years), you are going to miss CodePlex.  Appears, if the developers opt to, they can migrate their projects to GitHub.

Almost 11 years after we created CodePlex, it’s time to say goodbye. We launched CodePlex in 2006 because we, like others in the industry, saw a need for a great place to share software. Over the years, we’ve seen a lot of amazing options come and go but at this point, GitHub is the de facto place for open source sharing and most open source projects have migrated there.

SOURCE: Brian Harry’s blog – Shutting down CodePlex