BPing – A tiny console-based ping tool with a sound effect…

June 29, 2017

First saw this on the DownloadCrew…  A nice ping tool for the tech toolbox (portable app) where you can detect by sound (like a heartbeat) when things are slowing down.

BPing is a tiny console-based ping tool with an unusual extra: sound. Sounds odd, but double-click the program and you’ll understand immediately.

By default the program immediately pings Google.com and plays a sound (from Space Invaders!) every time a reply arrives.

SOURCE: GizmoWare – BPing


FREE Protection Against 99% Of Ransomware (including new strains such as Petya/NotPetya)

June 28, 2017

Wow, these ransomware events (or attacks) are causing havoc worldwide. The most recent attack is Petya (see below) where it will encrypt the files on your computer and hold your computer for ransom. Very important that you keep your computers patched with current Windows updates and security software updates.

Ransomware is alarmingly quick – Ransomware takes between five and 20 minutes to encrypt every relevant file on the average hard drive (depending on the speed of the machine and the number of files). That means that even the slowest, single-threaded ransomware can encrypt several potentially important files in seconds. Since ransomware works quickly, detection and response time is of the utmost importance, which may be problematic for certain behavioral-detection solutions.

I am seeing many of the leading security software companies coming out with various products to protect against ransomware. Big money in this… If you want something FREE that will add a level of protection to your computer, give Cybereason RansomFree a look. In a nutshell, this software uses a unique behavioral approach in detecting and blocking ransomware at the entry points where ransomware typically initiates the encryption process. When the program detects ransomware activity, it suspends the activity and displays a pop-up message warning you about an imminent attack. You will then have the option to easily stop the attack by making just one mouse click.

SOURCE: Cybereason RansomFree


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


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


WeatherDan – FREE Program To Quickly Retrieve Current Weather Conditions and Radar

June 16, 2017

I love weather apps and WeatherDan is a new one on my plate. What I like about WeatherDan is that it sits in your system tray (bottom right corner where the time is) where you can click on the lightning bolt icon to get the current weather. You get your weather results by entering your zip code.  Right mouse click on the icon and you can get the radar (which can be set for a view up to 192 miles).  Once you have the current weather and/or radar on the screen, simply left mouse click on them and they will disappear. It appears the source for the weather is harvested from Weather.com due to the link option on the menu that will take you to the Weather.com web site (to get the complete weather).

Source: WeatherDan – Dan Oross Consulting