Monday, 19 June 2017

Chrome Cleanup Tool

This free application from Google will scan and remove software that may cause problems with Chrome, such as crashes, unusual startup pages or toolbars, unexpected ads you can't get rid of, or otherwise changing your browsing experience. Available for Windows 10/8.1/8/7: https://www.google.com/chrome/cleanup-tool/

Friday, 16 June 2017

Rapid Audit & Inspection Reports

It is not often I post about a paid app, but if any part of your job involves taking photos and creating task reports based on those photos, this is a real time saver. Site Audit Pro lets you quickly generate snagging PDF reports (even without typing) and annotate your photos so everyone is clear about what needs to be done. Available for iOS at £16.99 with all themes and Android for £6.99 + in-app purchases. See: http://www.siteauditpro.com/

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

BgInfo Has Finally Been Updated

An update to BgInfo was released on Windows Sysinternals in February 2017 and is now on v4.21, which correctly reports Windows 10.

For those unfamiliar with BgInfo, it automatically displays relevant information about a Windows computer on the desktop's background, such as the computer name, IP address, service pack version, and more. See: https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bginfo.aspx

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

FREE Phishing Assessment Tool

Duo Insight is a free phishing assessment tool by Duo Security that allows you to identify your vulnerable users. Choose from a preset, and Duo will send a customised phishing email to a chosen group of your users. Users' credentials will not be collected or exposed to Duo.
After the campaign, Duo will send you a customised report that makes the business case for the security investments that keep your users safe.
See: https://duo.com/resources/duo-insight

Friday, 17 February 2017

Freeze Malware Processes

Rkill is a free utility that lets you freeze any malware processes that may be preventing your security software from removing them. Available for Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10, see: https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/rkill/

Saturday, 21 January 2017

Create bootable USB drives in Windows

Rufus is a small free utility that helps quickly format and create bootable USB flash drives, such as USB keys/pendrives, memory sticks, etc. It can be especially useful for cases where you need to create USB installation media from bootable ISOs (Windows, Linux, UEFI, etc.) for machine that do not have a DVD drive.

Available for Windows XP or later, see: https://rufus.akeo.ie/