Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Folder Guard 9.1 – Restrict Access to Your Files, Folders and Windows Resources

Folder Guard 9.1 – Restrict Access to Your Files, Folders and Windows ResourcesA shared computer is more vulnerable to data theft or unauthorized access, especially, when it is shared with your colleagues, friends or family. You have to install a data security program which can lock your files and folders with passwords, to restrict unauthorized access. “Folder Guard” is a potent data security program which uses passwords to block access to files, folders, and other Windows resources. A valid password can only be able to unlock your sensitive information.

With Folder Guard, you can even block access to Control Panel, Start Menu, removable drives, and other sensitive system files from alteration. A single “Master Password” is required to unlock all the files and folders, or set a unique password to each file or folder. The NTFS volumes in Windows XP or Vista do have built-in security to control access, but using Folder Guard, you can get greater security blocking both NTFS and FAT/FAT32 drives.

Installation and User Interface:

When installing, the program creates a restore point backing up everything to the initial state in case the password is forgotten or stored data is affected. After installation, you can configure Folder Guard easily with the intuitive interface.

Folder Guard 9.1 – Unlock Protection

The User Interface offers tree-like folder-view where you can select the desired folder, set the “Access” to Full access, Read-Only, or No access and set the password to that folder. Click Protect -> Apply changes in the file menu. In the Protect menu, you can clear all restrictions, change the master password, and access application settings. In the “Restrict” menu, you can choose the folder visibility or remove all restrictions of the desired folder. You could access Windows tools which include Explorer, Control Panel, Registry Editor, and Policy Editor respectively.

Key Features:

  • Hide your personal folders from friends, family or colleagues.
  • Password-protect and restrict access to file folders.
  • Control access to Windows system tools and files which cause instability while installing applications.
  • Lock access to USB, CD-ROM and other removable drives.
  • Restrict access to Control Panel, Internet Explorer from downloading web content and other computer security tasks.
  • Protect your files without encrypting them.
  • Quickly enable/disable protection of your computer using a specific key combination called “Hotkey” along with your password.
  • Can operate in “Stealth mode
  • Easy recovery in case of emergency
  • Works with drives of both NTFS and FAT/FAT32 drives.
  • Compatible with other disk tools like Folder Lock, etc.
  • The program is enterprise-ready that doesn’t require license validation over the internet.
  • Runs on Windows 8, 7, Vista, XP operating systems.
Folder Guard 9.1 – Choose Protection Method

Overall, Folder Guard is a powerful corporate security program with an efficient set of features, which is recommended to all enterprise users who want their data to be protected.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014 by Unknown · 0

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Free Alarm Clock 3.1 – Multiple Alarms and Custom Sounds

Free Alarm Clock 3.1 – Multiple Alarms and Custom SoundsLike in Smartphone, desktops too have some free alarm softwares that can trigger certain events which you configure with custom sounds. “Free Alarm Clock” is one of those softwares that is especially designed for Windows systems which can manage unlimited number of alarms so that you don’t miss even a single event. This program has customizable options to set up alarm sounds of the user’s choice and also showing a notification message. You can set each alarm volume level to a comfortable level depending on the time.

Free Alarm Clock 3.1 has a clean interface with intuitive layout. You must define the time and create a label, when setting up an alarm. You can schedule alarms on specific date and time. You can even set an alarm-tone for formats like MP3, WAV, and WMA from the available sound files or by browsing the hard disk.

If your computer is in sleep mode, even then the program can wake up and turn on the monitor power. You can adjust the alarm volume, enable snooze button and loop until the alarm is dismissed. The program offers various alarm settings such as Time, Repeat, Label, Sound, Loop, Snooze, Turn on the volume, Turn on the monitor power and Wake up computer from a sleep mode.

Free Alarm Clock 3.1 – Setting Alarm

The new version Free Alarm Clock 3.1 includes features like improved DPI Scaling support, improved Volume controller, and other minor enhancements.

Key Features:

  • Full-featured and User-friendly alarm clock
  • Set as many alarms you want
  • Play MP3, WAV and WMV music files to wake up your computer
  • Set an alarm-tone from built-in music library or browsing hard disk
  • Wakes up your system from a Sleep mode
  • Automatically turns on the volume, if you accidentally muted the alarm.
  • Run it directly from your portable USB flash drive
  • Completely free to download and use

Free Alarm Clock 3.1 – Multiple Alarms

All in all, Free Alarm Clock 3.1 is an amazing handy tool for users who are punctual about their work on the computer.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014 by Unknown · 0

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 2.0 Free/Premium – Prevent Malware Infections

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 2.0 FreePremium – Prevent Malware InfectionsTired of ineffective anti-malware tools then fire up Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 2.0, the world’s popular malware removal tools available. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware (MBAM) has got the most complicated anti-malware technologies and industry-leading scanner that detects and removes various malware infections such as Trojans, worms, spyware, rootkits, rogues, etc. According to OPSWAT, MBAM is the most popular security product installed by users.

MBAM is obtainable in two different versions – Free and Premium. If you wish to have better protection, think about Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Premium which instantly checks for malware threats and automatically removes from infecting your PC, thus, preventing hackers from accessing your precious data.

The new version Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 2.0.1 has improved several features and fixed various issues related to system crash and performance.

New Features:

  • More responsive Self-protection feature
  • Blank window flashing on screen is removed during system boot
  • Main program window opens to the Dashboard
  • [Fixed] Crashes and BSOD issues with rootkit scanning
  • [Improved] Rootkit Scanning
  • [Fixed] Compatibility issues with certain VPN client software and much more…
  • [Improved] Database is now updated automatically after installation
  • [Reduced] Size of all tray notifications
  • [Reduced] Intensity of colors used for tray notifications and status banners in the Dashboard.

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 2.0 sports new look that is easier to navigate with fewer tabs, touch-friendly buttons, and adaptive windows. When not in use, MBAM sits in system tray which improves usability. The main interface shows the important details of the program and your system such as Product License, Database Version, Scan Progress, and Real-Time Protection.

You can select three types of scans – Threat, Custom and Hyper (Quick) scan from the user interface.

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 2.0 Free - Scan Types

Key Features:

  • [FREE]Anti-Malware/Anti-Spyware – Detects and eliminates malware from your system.
  • [FREE] Built-in Anti-Rootkit – Removes rootkits and repairs the files they damage.
  • [FREE] Advanced Malware Removal – Uses industry-leading technology to completely remove malware code.
  • [PRO] Blocks Malicious Websites from accessing your computer
  • [PRO] Offers Real-Time Protection which detects malware automatically before they infect
  • [PRO] Hyper Scan Mode – Scans quickly for active threats
  • [PRO] Scan/Database Update Scheduler – Schedule Automatic Scans and Database updates
  • [PRO] Malwarebytes Chameleon Driver – Prevents malware from closing or stopping Malwarebytes tool or modifying its processes.
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 2.0 Free - Main Interface

The Anti-Malware feature has improved 64-bit support which comes with integrated Anti-rookit option. There are many utilities available like access managers, automatic schedulers, exclusion options, etc., which can be managed under “Settings” tab. MBAM offers a forum community to discuss issues related to new and existing malware around the globe.

Overall, Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 2.0 is an excellent malware removal program for both naïve and experienced users. The program is supported in Windows 8, 7, Vista, XP, 2003 and Server 2008 operating systems. The paid version is available for $24.95 or you can try a 14-day trial of the premium and then upgrade if necessary.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014 by Unknown · 0

Monday, May 5, 2014

Driver Booster Free – One-click Driver Update from IObit

Driver Booster is a free for Windows 8.1/8 and 7 systems which identifies outdated drivers on your system and updates them automatically with just one-click. The outdated drivers lead to system instability and hardware failures, so it’s important to install a driver updater to keep device drivers up-to-date. With Driver Booster, you can scan the old drivers and update one or all of them with just a click.

Driver Booster is designed by IObit’s most driver update technology, which downloads and installs the right update for your old drivers that saves a lot of time. You must require an internet connection for updating the old drivers. The best part in Driver Booster is the gaming performance is increased so that you can enjoy playing games without any interruptions. A full system reboot is required to effect the changes.

The latest version is available to download i.e. Driver Booster 1.3.1 which has the following new and improved features.

New Features:
  • [Added] Uninstall feature to easily uninstall any old drivers.
  • [Added] 24x7 Toll Free Phone Support (Pro only)
  • [Improved] Stability in Audio and Video Driver Updating
  • [Optimized] Driver Installation Engine with Higher Driver-Device Matching Accuracy.
  • [Expanded] Database to Support More Devices
  • Other Minor improvements

Installation and Interface:

The installation of Driver Booster is quick and clean which offers to install some ad-supported applications which are optional. It is recommended to pay attention while installing the tool. As of interface, you have a big “SCAN” button which, when you click lists out the outdated drivers on your PC. Click “Update” or “Update All” to update the driver(s). Some of updated drivers need to have a full system reboot to take effect based on the level of performance.

You can also install drivers in background automatically without disturbing your regular work. The interface displays the “Driver Performance” level as Bad/Worse/Worst depending upon the driver performance. You can scan automatically when the program is launched or at fixed frequencies.
You can options to automatically create a restore point before a driver is installed and delete installed driver installers.

Monday, May 5, 2014 by Unknown · 0

Friday, May 2, 2014

KMPlayer 3.8 – Improved Playback and Added Mobile Version

KMPlayer 3.8 - Improved Playback and Added Mobile VersionKMPlayer is a specialized audio and video player for Windows from a Korean streaming video company called Pandora TV. Since its initial release, the tool has brought us many exciting features such as a wide range of playback formats, video preview, DirectShow merit system, completely customizable interface, and many more. KMPlayer’s latest stable version 3.8 was released recently with improved features and support.

KMPlayer is one of the world’s most popular and unique multimedia players that has users in 230+ countries and is supported in 36 languages. This tool has several names, but mostly labeled as KMPlayer or KMP. Because KMP has its own internal codec, the user has no need to install other types of codec. It offers an excellent multimedia playback experience supporting several video and audio formats along with various subtitles.

Improved Features:
  • User Interface
  • Defined player and Content services
  • Support playing J2J (Java-to-Java) method modulated files.
  • Drag & Drop files in Zip
  • Changed extended links at Window 8 & UAC
  • Added right Tab On/Off button
Fixed Issues:
  • Screen Black-out error in EVR C/A
  • SKIP from embedded AVI Reader in KMP
  • Bookmark functions
  • Removed the Grid-network
  • Screen-sizing issue, when skin has changed or shade screen is converted
  • IE problems, when the network is offline
Complete Features:
  • Functions - Image processing and resizing functions, Video and Image capture functions, Wallpaper viewing function, Speech processing function, Input/Output color face function, Frequency analysis & wavy pattern output function when playing music, Skin function, Subtitle function, Real-time Broadcast viewing function and Jog & Shuttle for language studying function/section repetition function.
  • Plugins – Winamp (General Purpose and Visualization), RealMedia and QuickTime
  • Integrated Codec+ information that can play any video and audio format
  • Can play damaged/incomplete AVI files
  • Supports live equipments like TV/Camera
  • Easy to use OSC (On-Screen Control)
  • Requires only 30MB of HDD space
  • Supports Windows 8, 7, Vista, XP and 2000 with DirectX 9.0 or higher
KMPlayer 3.8 - User Interface

Mobile Version:

A free and stable mobile version of KMPlayer is available for Android and Apple devices which can be downloaded from their respective App stores. You can watch high resolution videos that don’t require separate encoding. A simple yet sleek interface with essential features is accessible. You can manage multimedia files on your mobile device easily like you did on your desktop.

KMPlayer 3.8 - Mobile Version

Overall, KMPlayer 3.8 is a decent version which includes the above listed features and you may receive the “Cloud KMP” feature ASAP, by which you can easily manage your media library files that were edited in Album Art and can be synchronized anytime, anywhere.

Friday, May 2, 2014 by Unknown · 0