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  1 x Main Assembly [**LIVE**]
Posted by: tregs_beales - 1 hour ago - Forum: Personal Game Giveaways - Replies (2)

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Still have old games so here is one more.
It's some sort of architecture/design sim like game.
You can construct any kind of robot of any shape apparently.
So who want to build own robot army? Then write below to take part.
It will run for a week then I randomise if more than 1 people take part.

Steam page: https://store.steampowered.com/app/10789..._Assembly/

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Disclaimer: I get some of these games from friends & take these in good faith. You can understand that its impossible to check if serial is working or already redeemed, unless you activate it on Steam. So if a key turns out to be a duplicate its unfortunate & hopefully I can offer a different replacement game if I have it. You have to active it on Steam & hope all are ok & you get the game. This is the only term/condition I got for such personal giveaways of mine. Pictures used are from steam pages & internet & only used for fair use. This game code may have regional locks.

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  Bitdefender Antivirus Test & Review 2022
Posted by: mrtrout - 10 hours ago - Forum: Video Reviews - No Replies



Bitdefender Antivirus Test & Review 2022 - Antivirus Security Review - Protection Test
Premiered Jan 17, 2022         
Full Speed Mac & PC
A review of Bitdefender Antivirus Total Security. A test of Bitdefender Antivirus Total Security. Bitdefender Antivirus Total Security 2022.

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  Monkey's Audio 7.25 Freeware New Released
Posted by: mrtrout - 10 hours ago - Forum: Freeware - No Replies

https://monkeysaudio.com/versionhistory.html        Version 7.25 (January 19, 2022)

    Changed: Another Visual Studio update.

Version 7.24 (January 19, 2022)

    Changed: Visual Studio 2022 update.
    Changed: Some code cleanup to improve spacing and the like.
    Changed: Put the info fields in the IAPEDecompress class so they're no longer globals (SDK change).
    Changed: Updated the SDK projects to use VS2022.
    Fixed: Corrected a few compile warnings.       https://monkeysaudio.com/      Features

    Efficient (fast and great compression) — Monkey's Audio is highly optimized and highly efficient
    Perfect sound — absolutely no quality loss, meaning it sounds perfect and decompresses perfect (it's lossless!)
    Media Center™, Foobar™, WMP™, Winamp™, and more support — supported by most popular players and rippers
    Easy — the Windows environment interface is both powerful and easy to use
    Free — Monkey’s Audio is completely free!
    Error detection — Monkey’s Audio incorporates redundant CRC’s to ensure proper decompression of data (errors never go unnoticed)
    Tagging support — Monkey’s Audio uses its own extremely flexible APE Tags so you can easily manage and catalogue your Monkey’s Audio collection
    External coder support — you can use Monkey's Audio as a front-end for all of your encoding needs
    Freely available source code, simple SDK and non-restrictive licensing — other developers can easily use Monkey's Audio in their own programs, and there are no restrictive licensing agreements
Description

Monkey’s Audio is a fast and easy way to compress digital music.  Unlike traditional methods such as mp3, ogg, or wma that permanently discard quality to save space, Monkey’s Audio only makes perfect, bit-for-bit copies of your music.  That means it always sounds perfect – exactly the same as the original.  Even though the sound is perfect, it still saves a lot of space (think of it as a beefed-up Winzip™ your music).  The other great thing is that you can always decompress your Monkey's Audio files back to the exact, original files.  That way, you'll never have to recopy your CD collection to switch formats, and you'll always be able to perfectly recreate the original music CD.    https://monkeysaudio.com/download.html     
Download

To install Monkey's Audio, simply download and run the self-extracting .exe, and the setup program will step you through the rest of the installation.
Monkey's Audio 7.25

Download Monkey's Audio

MAC_725.exe (32-bit, 2.3 MB)

MAC_725_x64.exe (64-bit, 2.8 MB)


Download and run to install.

Supports Windows 11, 10, 8, 7, Vista        Digital Signature ( Matthew T Ashland )  Monkey's Audio 7.25  Freeware 32&64 Bit Were  100% Malware FREE & Clean Of Any Of These Malware Threats - No Backdoors, Virus, Spyware, Adware, Trojans, Worms, Ransomware, Keyloggers, Rootkits, PUPs, Scanned With Bitdefender Total Security 26.0.7.41

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  Vividl 0.6.0 Freeware Video Downloader
Posted by: mrtrout - Today, 02:11 AM - Forum: Freeware - No Replies

https://sourceforge.net/projects/vividl/      Vividl - Video Downloader
Free video downloader for YouTube and hundreds of other websites
Brought to you by: bluegrams
Vividl is a Windows app that lets you download videos from various websites, including YouTube, Soundcloud, Vimeo, Dailymotion and various media channels.
It uses the popular downloader youtube-dl/ yt-dlp to extract videos
from several hundred websites. Just copy a video URL,
paste it in Vividl and download the video in different qualities, convert it to other formats or to an audio track.
You can also manage the parallel download of multiple videos and retrieve additonal meta information using the simple UI. 
Features

    Download videos from all important websites with the help of youtube-dl
    Select between all provided download formats
    Convert videos to MP4, AVI, WebM...
    Extract audio track as MP3, M4A...
    Download multiple videos in parallel
    See additional information before downloading a video
    Modern and powerful UI for Windows

Released /v.0.6.0/VividlSetup.msi                1 day ago

Released /v.0.6.0/Vividl-v.0.6.0-Portable.zip    1 day ago     Vividl 0.6.0  Freeware  &  Portable Vividl 0.6.0  Freeware Were  100% Malware FREE & Clean Of Any Of These Malware Threats - No Backdoors, Virus, Spyware, Adware, Trojans, Worms, Ransomware, Keyloggers, Rootkits, PUPs, Scanned With Bitdefender Total Security 26.0.7.41

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  Free Music & Video Downloader 2.68 Freeware Released
Posted by: mrtrout - Today, 01:05 AM - Forum: Freeware - No Replies

https://www.the-sz.com/products/lacey/   
Free Music & Video Downloader
Download mp3 files for free
Free Download Lacey.zip
Download your favorite music and videos for free.

Just enter an artist name or song title and press ‘Search’.

Use vkontakte, mail.ru and baidu to download free MP3 files. Get videos and convert them to MP3 from YouTube and Vimeo. Listen to music mixes from SoundCloud, MixCloud and BandCamp. Watch movies from ARD, ZDF, Arte, Kika and Phoenix. 
Search & download from multiple music/video websites for free
youtube.com
vimeo.com
vkontakte.ru
SoundCloud.com
mixcloud.com
BandCamp.com
kinox.to
KinoFox.net
Movie4k.io
Hypem.com
ardmediathek.de
zdf.de
arte.tv
kika.de
phoenix.de
tvnow.de
Xiami.com
Music.Baidu.com
Hulkshare.com
QQMusic
myfreemp3cc
piratebay.to
mail.ru
myzuka.fm
zaycev.net
one.ard.de
tubi.tv
mp3pn.biz
MP3Music.ru
MP3Clan
HotPleer.ru
LightAudio
Spaces.im
Kiwi6
FreeHits.org
mufm.me
Options
All downloaded files are named like ‘Artist - Title.mp3’. ID3 tags are automatically generated. If you check the ‘Deep folder layout’ option, the files are stored as ‘\Artist\Album\Artist - Title.mp3’.
You can choose whether cover images should be downloaded.     
Free Download :  https://www.the-sz.com/products/lacey/Lacey.zip
Version 2.68 · Today · 20MB ·
New: VKontakte and MP3Clan working again, Arte improved, Menu option "Select My Favorites" added History            Free Music & Video Downloader 2.68 Freeware  Was  100% Malware FREE & Clean Of Any Of These Malware Threats - No Backdoors, Virus, Spyware, Adware, Trojans, Worms, Ransomware, Keyloggers, Rootkits, PUPs, Scanned With Bitdefender Total Security 26.0.7.41

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  Safari 15 bug can leak your recent browsing activity and personal identifiers
Posted by: Imran - Yesterday, 04:28 PM - Forum: Phones & Tablets News - No Replies

Quote:A bug in Safari 15 can leak your browsing activity, and can also reveal some of the personal information attached to your Google account, according to findings from FingerprintJS, a browser fingerprinting and fraud detection service (via 9to5Mac). The vulnerability stems from an issue with Apple’s implementation of IndexedDB, an application programming interface (API) that stores data on your browser.

As explained by FingerprintJS, IndexedDB abides by the same-origin policy, which restricts one origin from interacting with data that was collected on other origins — essentially, only the website that generates data can access it. For example, if you open your email account in one tab and then open a malicious webpage in another, the same-origin policy prevents the malicious page from viewing and meddling with your email.

FingerprintJS found that Apple’s application of the IndexedDB API in Safari 15 actually violates the same-origin policy. When a website interacts with a database in Safari, FingerprintJS says that “a new (empty) database with the same name is created in all other active frames, tabs, and windows within the same browser session.”

This means other websites can see the name of other databases created on other sites, which could contain details specific to your identity. FingerprintJS notes sites that use your Google account, like YouTube, Google Calendar, and Google Keep, all generate databases with your unique Google User ID in its name. Your Google User ID allows Google to access your publicly-available information, such as your profile picture, which the Safari bug can expose to other websites.


https://www.theverge.com/2022/1/16/22886...nformation

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  Quick Tiles [PC Game]
Posted by: ahmed - Yesterday, 03:35 PM - Forum: Game Giveaway of the Day - No Replies

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Quick Tiles is another bright and interesting puzzle game.
Quick Tiles is another bright and interesting puzzle game in which you don't need to drag and drop elements, just swap them by clicking on them with the mouse. The game has 20 levels, each puzzle consists of 45 elements.
In this version, buttons have been added to the panel: sound, mute, hint, next level and exit to the main menu. With the right decision, you will automatically go to the next level, but if the passage of the level caused you difficulty, then you can skip it.
The game has a choice of levels and you can start playing from any level. The difficulty of the game is medium, suitable for both adults and children.


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Homepage:
https://gamerea.itch.io/quick-tiles

GP:
https://game.giveawayoftheday.com/quick-tiles/

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  SOS Click for Microsoft Word [for Windows & MS Office]
Posted by: ahmed - Yesterday, 03:26 PM - Forum: Giveaway of the day - No Replies

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SOS Click for Microsoft Word - The new way to save your work!
With SOS Click, you can now save your Word document to multiple places in just one click. Working on an important contract, your PhD, your next bestseller or anything else?

This add-in for Microsoft Word will allow you to save to many places in just one click without having to save to each place separately.
Places can be both local on your computer like several local hard drives, local folders and your thumb drive as well as remote places like network shares, e-mail addresses as well as cloud services like Dropbox and Google Drive.

The add-in also features several auto-save options depending on the scenario preferred by the user. For instance, the add-in can auto-save to your mailbox at fixed intervals so you always have extra and up-to-date copies of your work. The add-in also features adding timestamps to the files for easy navigations between different versions based on their time of creation.
The add-in save button is easily accessed via the icon group from the Office ribbon interface or via the quick access toolbar to which the button can be added.

To recap - SOS Click offers a unique solution to save work to many places in one click, customized auto-save actions and integration with cloud services to ensure your work is always available when you need it. Turn an unsaved Word document or any other unsaved Office file into history!


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System Requirements:
Windows 7/ 10 (x32/x64); Microsoft Office versions 2007-2019 (no Office 365 support at the moment).

Homepage:
https://www.sos-click.com/

Licence details: 
Lifetime !

GP:
https://www.giveawayoftheday.com/sos-cli...ft-word-2/

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  LastPass Premium
Posted by: Mike - Yesterday, 03:08 AM - Forum: Hot Deals & Discounts - No Replies

StackSocial is offering a year subscription to LastPass Premium for just $25, down $11 from the usual price. Plus, when you use the promo code JAN15 at checkout, you can save an additional 15%.

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  Nordic Choice Hotels Turns Ransomware Attack into Success Story
Posted by: mrtrout - 01-18-2022 , 11:18 PM - Forum: Security News - No Replies

https://www.bitdefender.com/blog/hotfors...7Ctw%7CH4S      Nordic Choice Hotels Turns Ransomware Attack into Success Story
Filip TRUȚĂ
January 14, 2022      Nordic Choice Hotels is turning a cyber-incident into a success story, announcing that a ransomware attack it suffered in December prompted the hotel chain to wipe its computers clean and switch from Windows to Chrome OS.

One of the largest hotel companies in Scandinavia, Nordic Choice Hotels suffered a ransomware attack in December that affected its guest reservation and key card systems. The hotel chain confirmed the incident a week after it discovered “a virus” infection on its IT systems infrastructure, leaving staff unable to manage reservations, check-in, check-out, payments and bookings.

‘An agile approach’

This week, the lodging giant announced that it decided to take a novel approach to the problem. Instead of paying ransom, buying new hardware or trying to return systems to their original configuration, the IT department deployed an all-new operating system on existing hardware.

“The attack was by an aggressive ransomware virus, which meant all the affected computers were encrypted and effectively unusable,” Nordic Choice said in a press release this week.

“But with guests both staying and arriving at the hotels, the company needed an agile approach and in less than 24 hours, the first hotel was operating in the Chrome OS ecosystem from Google. And in the following two days, 2000 computers were converted all over the company consisting of 212 hotels in five different countries.”

An easy decision

While most companies would probably not consider Chrome OS a viable solution moving forward, for Nordic’s business model the decision made recovery way faster and less costly than it would have normally been after such a serious incident.

By changing software instead of hardware, Nordic says it is on track to save more than 60 million NOK (6.91 million USD) and avoid 1,750 tons of CO2 emissions.

“Around 4,000 computers in total will be converted, and in addition to saving the planet climate gas emissions from producing and transporting new hardware, the company also avoids 4 tons of electronics waste,” according to the announcement. “The computers are estimated to get an extended lifespan of around 60 percent from the conversion.”

Kari Anna Fiskvik, VP Technology at Nordic Choice Hotels, says the hotel company already had an ongoing pilot project testing the feasibility of switching to CloudReady, an open-source distribution of Google's Chrome OS.

“We wanted to upgrade a large part of our computer fleet, but by converting them we could save both cost and greenhouse gas emissions, as well as increase the security level in the company,” Fiskvik says. “So when we suddenly had to deal with the cyberattack, the decision to go all in and fast-track the project was made in seconds.”

Torgeir Silseth, CEO at Nordic Choice Hotels, called it “the perfect project” for his company, given the circumstances.

Leaked data

The Conti ransomware group, which claimed responsibility for the hit, is known to have leaked files stolen in the attack as a double-extortion response to the hotel chain’s refusal to pay ransom.

According to Nordic, that data may include names, email addresses, telephone numbers, dates of the visit and any information the guests may have provided in connection with their visit.

There is currently no indication that credit card or payment information was stolen, according to the hotel chain. But, since this isn’t a certainty, both customers and hotel staff are advised to watch out for phishing attempts via text messages, phone calls or emails.

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  The State of Ransomware in the US: Report and Statistics 2021 (Emsisoft)
Posted by: mrtrout - 01-18-2022 , 10:59 PM - Forum: Security News - No Replies

https://blog.emsisoft.com/en/40813/the-s...tics-2021/          The State of Ransomware in the US: Report and Statistics 2021
EMSISOFT MALWARE LAB
JANUARY 18, 2022
4 MIN READ
Yet another banner year for cybercriminals
Predictably, 2021 was largely a replay of the previous two years, with the US public sector again experiencing a barrage of financially-motivated ransomware attacks. The attacks impacted a total of 2,323 local governments, schools and healthcare providers.

77 state and municipal governments and agencies.
1,043 schools.
1,203 healthcare providers.
The attacks were disruptive, costly and were the cause of at least 118 data breaches, most of which resulted in sensitive information being posted online.

State and municipal governments and agencies
As noted above, 77 local governments and agencies were impacted by ransomware in 2021. While it is hard to see this as a win, the fact is that it is an improvement on the 113 governments which were hit in both 2019 and 2020.

Additionally, while major cities such as Baltimore and Atlanta had been hit in previous years, that was not the case in 2021 and the victims were generally smaller municipalities and counties. This could be an indication that larger governments have used their larger budgets wisely and shored-up their defences.

The cost of these incidents is difficult to calculate. Perhaps the best estimate of the potential cost comes from Gus Genter, the CIO of Winnebago County, who in 2019 stated, “Statistics let us know that the average ransomware incident costs $8.1 million and 287 days to recover.” Using that same figure puts the cost of 2021’s year 77 incidents at $623,700,000.

Genter’s statistics also suggest that the incidents would have caused a total of 22,099 days of disruption – and, in some cases, that disruption was significant and even life threatening. For example, dispatch services were impacted in at least one case.

At least 36 of the 77 incidents resulted in data breaches, including incidents involving police departments and a state attorney general, and saw extremely sensitive information being released online.

Education
A total of 88 education sector organizations were impacted by ransomware in 2021: 62 school districts and the campuses of 26 colleges and universities. The attacks disrupted learning at 1,043 individual schools.

The numbers were almost identical in 2020: 84 incidents impacting 58 districts, and 26 colleges and universities. The number of schools impacted was, however, significantly greater at 1,681. This means that the average number of schools impacted by each incident decreased from 20 in 2020 to only 12 in 2021 – perhaps signalling that, as with governments, larger organizations are using their larger budgets wisely.

While the cost of these incidents is impossible to estimate, it is undoubtedly significant. Baltimore County Public Schools, for example, spent more than $8.1 million on recovery after an attack at the end of 2019.

Data was stolen in at least 44 of the 88 incidents, resulting in sensitive information relating to both employees and students being released online.

Healthcare
At least 68 healthcare providers were impacted by ransomware in 2021, including multiple hospitals and multi-hospital health systems. The impacted organizations operated a total of 1,203 sites between them.

In 2020, 80 providers operating 560 sites were impacted.

The providers hit in 2021 included Sanford Health which operates more than 600 locations, including 46 hospitals, and Scripps Health which operates 24 locations, including 5 hospitals.

The cost of the incidents will be significant. Scripps Health, for example, put the cost of its attack at $112.7 million.

Summing up
While last year’s numbers are not significantly different to 2020’s, there is nonetheless reason to be hopeful.

The May attacks on Colonial Pipeline and JBS – which is responsible for around 20% of the global meat supply – seemed to finally focus governments’ attention on the ransomware problem and there has since been multiple initiatives and actions aimed at both bolstering security domestically and at putting more risk in the risk-reward ratio. Ransom payments have been recovered, gangs have been disrupted and arrests have been made. Perhaps most significantly, Russia arrested multiple members of REvil, one of the most active operations, in January 2022 at the request of the US, possibly indicating that the country may now be less of a safe haven for cybercriminals.

While it is too to say what impact these actions will have, they are certainly a step in the right direction. Ransomware became so much of a problem because the cybercriminals were able to operate with almost complete impunity. That is finally starting to change.

Finally, it’s worth noting that the numbers are minimums, as not all incidents will have been counted. Some incidents will not have been disclosed, others will have been referred to in the press as “cyberattacks” rather than “ransomware attacks,” and others will simply have been missed. The numbers also do not take account of attacks on third party service and solution providers which impacted the public sector. The attack on payroll provider Kronos, for example, resulted in multiple public sector organizations needing to scramble to put alternative solutions in place in order to pay their employees.


Emsisoft Malware Lab
The Lab team is a group of cybersecurity researchers whose mission is to enhance protection in Emsisoft products, help organizations respond to security incidents and create analysis that helps decision-makers understand the threat landscape.

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  Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics app bursting with privacy risks
Posted by: mrtrout - 01-18-2022 , 07:47 PM - Forum: Security News - No Replies

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/se...acy-risks/    Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics app bursting with privacy risks
By Bill Toulas
January 18, 2022 09:50 AM        The official app for Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics, 'My 2022,' was found to be insecure when it comes to protecting the sensitive data of its users.

Most importantly, the app's encryption system carries a significant flaw that enables middle-men to access documents, audio, and files in cleartext form.

'My 2022' is also subject to censorship based on a list of keywords and has an unclear privacy policy that doesn't determine who exactly receives and processes all the sensitive data users have to upload to it.

As such, it is violating Google's software policy and Apple's App Store guidelines, yet it is available in both stores. Finally, the app violates China's own laws regarding privacy protection.    Requesting everything
In a detailed report by Citizen Lab, researchers analyzed the 'My 2022' app for potential privacy and security issues and found that the app collects the following sensitive information:

Device identifiers and model
Cellular service provider information
Installed apps on the device
WLAN status
Real-time location
Audio information
Device storage access
Location access
This data collection is disclosed in the privacy policy and is required for COVID-19 protection controls, translation services, Weibo integration, and tourism recommendations and navigation.

However, using 'My 2022' isn’t optional. All athletes, members of the press, and the audience have to install the app and add their personal information to it.

For domestic users, 'My 2022' collects names, national identification numbers, phone numbers, email addresses, profile pictures, and employment information and shares it with the Beijing Organizing Committee for the 2022 Olympics.

For foreigners, 'My 2022' collects complete passport information, daily health status, COVID-19 vaccination status, demographic data, and which organization they work for.

Insecure communications
Even more concerning are flaws in the app's SSL-based encryption that allows rogue connections due to certification validation issues.

According to the findings of Citizen Lab, an attacker may spoof at least five servers and intercept data sent from the app, tricking it into seeing a malicious host as trusted.

As such, all of the sensitive data described in the previous section can be collected by third parties that are out of the Chinese government's control.

In addition to the server spoofing problem, the analysts found transmitted data is not always encrypted, so some transmissions containing sensitive metadata could be intercepted and read in plaintext form via simple network packet eavesdropping.

Disclosure and response
The severe privacy and security risks discovered by Citizen Labs were reported to the Beijing Organizing Committee for the 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games on December 3, 2021.

As of today (January 18, 2022), nobody has responded, so the researchers publicly disclosed the flaws.

Yesterday, the app developers released the 'My 2022' version 2.0.5, and upon a new round of analysis, it was determined that the reported issues still remain unresolved.

On the question of whether China placed the flaws in the app intentionally, Citizen Labs finds that highly unlikely, considering that the recipient of the data is the Chinese state, and there's no incentive to create additional backdoors for anyone else.

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  Village RPG [PC Game]
Posted by: ahmed - 01-18-2022 , 01:39 PM - Forum: Game Giveaway of the Day - No Replies

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Are you looking for Old School, Action Role Playing Game, or Action RPG Game?
If yes, you just got the right spot!! We developed a free old school action RPG game  Village RPG

Game Features:
* Two Heroes 
* Beautiful graphic
* Amazing music
* Many enemies, quests and missions


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Homepage:
https://bd-games.itch.io/village-rpg

GP:
https://game.giveawayoftheday.com/village-rpg/

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  COMODO VALKYRIE VERDICT Know what is safe, and what is malware
Posted by: mrtrout - 01-18-2022 , 06:37 AM - Forum: Security News - No Replies

https://verdict.valkyrie.comodo.com/  VALKYRIE VERDICT    Know what is safe, and what is malware with Valkyrie Verdict - your free analysis service for files and websites.        Latest Threats

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  Frankenstein "It's Alive" Scene
Posted by: mrtrout - 01-18-2022 , 06:05 AM - Forum: Photo Albums, Images, & Videos - No Replies

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QuoKNZjr8_U      Frankenstein "It's Alive" Scene

621,090 views • Jun 21, 2011 • Frankenstein "It's Alive" Scene

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  Comodo Internet Security Software 2022
Posted by: mrtrout - 01-18-2022 , 06:04 AM - Forum: Security News - No Replies

https://www.comodo.com/home/internet-sec...curity.php          Download Comodo Internet Security Software 2022

The only cyber security software that protects against all new
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  Are You Cool With Your Antivirus Software Bundling A Crypto Miner?
Posted by: mrtrout - 01-18-2022 , 02:45 AM - Forum: Security News - No Replies

https://hothardware.com/news/are-you-coo...ypto-miner        by Tim Sweezy — Tuesday, January 11, 2022, 12:26 PM EDT
Are You Cool With Your Antivirus Software Bundling A Crypto Miner? Because Now It's A Thing        It seems as though antivirus software companies don't only want to secure your computers nowadays, but your crypto mining efforts on those PCs as well. Customers of two antivirus software products have the ability to opt-in to crypto mining on their protected PCs.

The world of cryptocurrency and NFTs has been booming as more companies begin to embrace them. GameStop recently announced that it will be attempting to utilize NFTs as it continues to try and turn things around. Blockchain Ethereum is looking to change how it doles out rewards in order to massively reduce energy consumption by 99.95 percent. It also seems that at least two companies in the business of keeping your PC safe from viruses wants to get its piece of crypto-pie as well.

While there are two AV programs giving customers the option of opting in to mining crypto on their protected PCs, both are owned by NortonLifeLock. NortonLifelock was acquired by Symantec Corp. in 2017, which changed its name to NortonLifeLock in 2019 after selling the Symantec brand and some enterprise software to Broadcom. Avira was then bought by NortonLifeLock in January 2021. So, NortonLifeLock is the parent company that owns both the Norton product line and Avira (as well as some other products).

In July of last year, NortonLifeLock introduced Norton Crypto to its customers allowing them to mine Ethereum during their PC's idle time. Then in October Avira followed suit allowing its customers to do the same by utilizing Avira Crypto. Both options require the user to opt-in to the feature. If you are a customer of either antivirus program and are not wanting your PC to be used to mine crypto and have not opted in, you can rest easy.

Anyone with a Norton 360 plan should have the option to utilize the Norton Crypto feature if your computer meets the minimum system requirements (namely the GPU) and you live in the U.S. You can also mine on every computer that has Norton 360 installed with an active subscription. The maximum number is only limited to however many computers you have on your plan.

Do be aware that Norton will have control of the settings when it comes to mining, but are looking at ways it could potentially make the settings available to users in the future. Avira customers can tap into this resource as a free feature with Avira Free Security, Avira Antivirus Pro, Avira Internet Security, and Avira Prime for users in the U.S., Canada, and the United Kingdom.


Both Norton and Avira warn that utilizing the mining option is not for every user. The hardware requirements listed for both include having an NVIDIA graphics card with at least 6GB of memory. So, if you have a PC that has an integrated GPU, or have an older gaming PC with a lower end GPU, you may want to steer away from using your PC to mine crypto with this feature. But for gamers who may have an older gaming rig just collecting dust, depending on what GPU you have in it, you may be able to put it to work for you using this method.

If you are wondering if you will need a crypto wallet to take advantage of the feature, both Norton and Avira will create a secure digital Ethereum wallet for each user. The key to the wallet is encrypted and stored securely in the cloud and only you will have access to the wallet. Both support transfers of Ethereum from your digital wallet to Coinbase. You will also want to take note that there are fees associated with coin mining. While the feature is included with your plan, you will incur coin mining fees as well as transaction costs to transfer Ethereum. You can check the FAQs of either software provider to find out more about those fees.

The ability to mine crypto on your PC via your antivirus software may seem to some as an easy avenue for those less tech savvy to be able to dip their toes into the crypto market, while protecting their PC at the same time. Others may view it as a slippery slope that will have those less savvy users calling tech support or friends to figure out why their PC is slow or bogging down in some way. While others may view it as placing a target on their backs for hackers looking to cash in on their crypto ventures. And still others may simply say, "Please stick to protecting my PC, and stay focused on thwarting threats!"

Regardless of anyone's opinion, the fact that there are now multiple antivirus products that allow its customers to mine crypto  is a reality. Time will tell if other antivirus companies follow suit, but until then if you are a customer of either you have the option to make a little crypto on the side.

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  BBC iPlayer Downloads 2.13.6 Freeware Released
Posted by: mrtrout - 01-18-2022 , 01:08 AM - Forum: Freeware - No Replies

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/install      iPlayer Accessibility Help

    A-Z
    TV Guide
    My Programmes

BBC iPlayer Downloads app
Watch your favourite shows anywhere

    Check if you need to uninstall any previous versions of the Downloads app
    Install the Downloads app using the button below
    After installation, visit bbc.co.uk/iplayer
    Find programmes you'd like to download on the iPlayer website, and click the download link for the programme.
    Your download will appear in the Downloads app ready for you to watch.      BBC iPlayer Download:  https://static.files.bbci.co.uk/iplayer-...2.13.6.exe                                                                           Digital Signature ( British Broadcasting Corporation )  BBC iPlayer Downloads 2.13.6  Freeware  Is   100% CLEAN, which means it does not contain any form of malware, including adware, spyware, viruses, trojans and backdoors. Scanned With Kaspersky Internet Security 21.3.10.391  Kaspersky File Advisor  Trusted (Digital Signature )  Global KSN

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  Ashampoo UnInstaller 11.00.14 Trial Released
Posted by: mrtrout - 01-18-2022 , 12:16 AM - Forum: Paid - No Replies

https://www.ashampoo.com/en-us/uninstaller      Ashampoo®  UnInstaller 11
Automatically no chance for unwanted programs
Windows 11
Windows 10
Windows 8
Windows 7        Automatically no chance for unwanted programs
Remove software down to the last byte for a lean and clean Windows     

    Overview
    Details
    Screenshots
    Languages
    Requirements

Automatically no chance for unwanted programs
Remove software down to the last byte for a lean and clean Windows

Screenshot & Box

UnInstaller has not just users but fans! That's why we ran three surveys during its development to learn about your requests–and received thousands of answers! This helped us come up with features like Quick Uninstall (1-click uninstallations), manual log editing, improved cookie management and better tooltips. The community also inspired us to add a widescreen mode for low-res displays, the ability to trigger in-depth cleaning manually and to improve Registry analysis. All of these features were driven by user feedback! We're so grateful for your help and hope you'll enjoy the best Ashampoo® UnInstaller ever! 

    Overview
    Details
    Screenshots
    Languages
    Requirements

Automatically no chance for unwanted programs
Remove software down to the last byte for a lean and clean Windows
Ashampoo UnInstaller 11.00.14 Download: https://cdn1.ashampoo.net/ashampoo/2403/....14_sm.exe
Screenshot & Box

UnInstaller has not just users but fans! That's why we ran three surveys during its development to learn about your requests–and received thousands of answers! This helped us come up with features like Quick Uninstall (1-click uninstallations), manual log editing, improved cookie management and better tooltips. The community also inspired us to add a widescreen mode for low-res displays, the ability to trigger in-depth cleaning manually and to improve Registry analysis. All of these features were driven by user feedback! We're so grateful for your help and hope you'll enjoy the best Ashampoo® UnInstaller ever!



The world's smartest installation guard!

Installation monitoring in previous versions was good but Ashampoo® UnInstaller 11 blows them out of the water! Our latest installation guard detects different installer types and uses per-type optimization to track even the most minute modifications to your system. In most cases, logging will also start and stop automatically so you no longer have to lift a finger! In addition, the program can now tell fresh installations from updates to avoid erroneous logging! This lets UnInstaller monitor what goes on your PC even better!
Review installed programs neatly arranged by category

As systems get older, programs start to pile up making it harder to keep track of your software. UnInstaller 11 comes with a handy categories view that lists all of your installed software by category. The program recognizes your installed software applications automatically and sorts them into their respective categories. You can even categorize (very recent) unknown applications manually. And because the categories view is so useful, you can also set it as your UnInstaller start page!
We heard you

The UnInstaller community had a lot of requests and useful suggestions–and we're more than happy to oblige! Want to trigger the uninstallation directly from the programs list view? You got it! Manually trigger in-depth scans for leftover files after uninstallations? Sure! You can now also edit log files manually, e.g. to exclude objects from removal. Finally, there's a faster route to managing your secure cookies! We've also included tooltips to provide useful information about install folders and added and optimized view for low resolution displays.
Also for Windows 11, naturally!

A freshly set up and clean system guarantees optimal performance, which is why we recommend you use UnInstaller to install any new application. UnInstaller 11 is fully compatible with Windows 11 and guarantees clean program uninstalls without leftovers. Don't let software installations clutter up your fresh new Windows system! Have UnInstaller log your installations and rest easy in the knowledge that you can completely remove anything at the click of a button!The program also comes with an interface optimized for the new Windows 11 design in addition to three classic dark versions.
System launch in full view

What happens in your PC when you press that power button? What programs and tasks are loaded–and is there a way to speed things up? Boot Center will show you what goes on on your PC during booting. Examine running processes and autorun entries and disable unnecessary programs, including system-default apps! The handy task view lists all Windows tasks, even orphaned entries that got left behind during uninstalls. Rid yourself of unneeded items and boost the boot time of your Windows PC!
Review Windows tasks and cast off baggage

Windows task scheduling has never looked more beautiful! Instead of navigating through dull system menus, take the easy route and track down superfluous or orphaned tasks in style. Use the filter for a better overview and disable or delete useless tasks. Not sure what do delete? The built-in online search will help you make that decision!
Simply evolved

UnInstaller 11 is responsive, thorough and fast. The program adapts to your screen resolution and automatically switches to widescreen mode where appropriate. In-depth cleaning now benefits from enhanced Registry scans to track down every last byte–even when the original setup scrips are corrupted! You'll also notice a significant speed increase with many modules, as we've done extensive tweaking under the hood. Paired with new and more efficient cleaners, this is the best Ashampoo® UnInstaller yet!
Perfect uninstalls powered by heuristics and expertise

Different setups behave differently on your Windows machine. That's why UnInstaller 11 recognizes the setup type and relies on an extensive database to track and predicts their behavior–similar to heuristics engines in antivirus programs. No other uninstaller can do this! The result is more detailed install logs and the ability to distinguish between fresh installs and mere updates. This feature also allows UnInstaller to detect the start and beginning of installations reliably and to scan for leftovers. Benefit from cutting-edge technology and rid your system of even the most exotic of programs with Ashampoo® UnInstallers 11!
Detail enhancements with major effects

Ashampoo® Uninstaller 10 was a major success, driving us to push the envelope even further in version 11! The new uninstall algorithm works noticeably more thoroughly and detects more clutter! We're striving for the perfect software removal with not a singly byte left behind, which is why installation monitoring and database-powered software removal have also been enhanced. We've also worked closely with our support staff to incorporate your feedback and make this the most robust and stabile UnInstaller yet! And naturally, the all-time favorite cleaner modules, like Internet Cleaner, have been fully updated!
No mercy for unwanted programs

Ashampoo® UnInstaller 11 rids your PC of no longer needed or sub-par applications–but it also gets rid of all the nasty programs that were secretly snuck onto your PC! Especially download portals love to bundle their software with "add-ons" that border on spy or malware. These potentially unwanted programs (PUP), often disguised as toolbars or little helpers, are out of luck when it comes to Ashampoo® UnInstaller 11. We don't like them and we're sure you don't like them either! UnInstaller even detects nested installers and wipes them off your system at your leisure!
Uninstall programs without leftovers

Windows relies completely on uninstall routines provided by the applications themselves–and that just isn't enough! Be it through negligence or intent, uninstalling programs through default means frequently leaves your PC with invalid Registry entries and orphaned files. This clutter not only wastes disk space but also bloats your Registry and degrades the performance of your system. UnInstaller uses sophisticated scan and cleaning methods that go far beyond the capabilities of Windows to detect and eliminate clutter. This is why we're confident in saying Ashampoo® UnInstaller 11 removes software down to the last byte!
Uninstall software like a pro

Even if this is your first time working with Ashampoo® UnInstaller 11, you'll feel right at home. The smartly designed user interface ensures all essential features are never more than one click away. With UnInstaller, even complex technical procedures are self-explanatory. Remove software completely and without leftovers, monitor new installations fully automatically, gain new insights into the inner workings of your PC and say goodbye to clutter–no hassle, no learning curve. It's the UnInstaller for everyone!
Delete software with Deep Cleaning technology

Ashampoo® UnInstaller 11 features end-to-end installation tracking to guarantee complete removals. This includes shandy programs usually hidden from you. But even unmonitored installations are fully removed, thanks to smart algorithms and our Deep Clean technology. This ensures orphaned files and entries that would otherwise remain on your hard disk are completely eliminated!
Comparing snapshots–Why do I care?

Think of Ashampoo® UnInstaller 11 as a logistics expert for your PC. Each snapshot creates an inventory of your system. This list includes all files and Windows Registry settings. Once your system is modified (e.g. through installations), you can create a second list and compare the two to reveal all changes to your system. This includes each and every new or deleted file as well as all Registry modifications. UnInstaller 11 comes with a brand-new snapshot wizard that makes creating and comparing snapshots incredibly easy! It's sophisticated technology made super-accessible!
  https://cdn1.ashampoo.net/ashampoo/2403/....14_sm.exe                                                         Digital Signature ( Ashampoo GmbH & Co. KG  )  Ashampoo UnInstaller 11.00.14 Trial   100% CLEAN, which means it does not contain any form of malware, including adware, spyware, viruses, trojans and backdoors. Scanned With Kaspersky Internet Security 21.3.10.391  Kaspersky File Advisor  Trusted    ( Kaspersky Security Network) Global KSN

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  MiTeC Task Manager Deluxe 4.0.2.0 Freeware Released
Posted by: mrtrout - 01-17-2022 , 11:24 PM - Forum: Freeware - No Replies

https://www.mitec.cz/tmx.html      MiTeC Task Manager DeLuxe
Full-featured task manager replacement.      Overview
Description
Task Manager DeLuxe (TMX) is based on MiTeC System Information Component Suite and offers powerful features available in standard Windows Task Manager in lightweight portable package with many more enhancements. It needs no installation and leaves no traces in system so it can be easily used as portable application everywhere.

TMX provides real-time observing of

    running processes,
    installed services and drivers,
    available network adapters,
    network connections by process,
    network traffic,
    disk and I/O utilization,
    active terminal sessions,
    autostart entries,
    cpu usage, frequency and other advanced stats,
    gpu usage and gpu engines usage,
    memory map and utilization,
    system information
    opened/locked files finder
    machine journal
    user account list
    monitor layout view
    windows available updates


VirusTotal ranking and detailed report for any process or service.

There is powerful process monitor with graphs and detailed process information. You can watch multiple processes simultaneously.

Also there is Window explorer enumerating all windows of given process with their properties.

Session viewer contains automatic session journal which logs every session login, logout, lock and status change. It is useful especially on terminal servers to watch how users connect and disconnect to their desktops.

Desktop Explorer tool provides on-the-fly windows scanning under the cursor. It evaluates window properties and hierarchy.

System Information tool detects installed hardware and reports it in simple format.      Target platforms
Windows XP
Windows 2003
Windows Vista
Windows 7
Windows Server 2008
Windows 8
Windows 8.1
Windows Server 2012
Windows Server 2012 R2
Windows 10
Windows Server 2016
Windows Server 2019
Windows 11      License
Free to use for private, educational and non-commercial purposes.    4.0.2 17.1.2022
* Stability improvements and bug fixes      https://www.mitec.cz/Data/XML/data_downloads.xml        Download:  https://www.mitec.cz/Downloads/TMX.zip       MiTeC Task Manager DeLuxe 32/64 4.0.2 7800 KB                                                       Digital Signature ( Ing. Michal Mutl ) MiTeC Task Manager Deluxe 4.0.2.0  Is  100% CLEAN, which means it does not contain any form of malware, including adware, spyware, viruses, trojans and backdoors. Scanned With Kaspersky Internet Security 21.3.10.391  Kaspersky File Advisor  Trusted (Digital Signature ) ( Kaspersky Security Network) Global KSN

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