How Insecure Is Your Computer? Ask Secunia PSI

We hear about Windows security exploitations almost every day. Most of these exploitations are on computers which haven’t been updated with the latest security fixes through Online Update. We don’t though hear enough about exploitations through any other software we might have installed in our system.

In today’s world of freeware craze, we install tons of programs and some of us are even diligent about removing unused programs frequently. But, how often do we take the time to see if they are updated? Unless the program offers an automatic update check and you had enabled that option, you might have a year old software for all you know.

SecuniaSecunia offers a Personal Software Inspector (PSI) tool to analyze your computer’s software and provides you with list of software that needs updated. Next time someone asks me to clean up their computer, I am going to run this first to see what needs to be updated.

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The best free defragmentation software for Windows

Your computer is too sluggish, and doesn’t open your files quickly? May be it’s time you defragment your hard drive, but ironically the default Windows Defragmentation tool is even more slow. Here’s where these free defragmentation software can come to the rescue:

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Tips to keep your computer secure and safe

A year has gone and the next is coming. Chances are you had enough of all virus threats this year, and can’t bear any more. Fed up with annoyances and programs that do nothing other than monitoring your activities and causing harm? Here are some tips and habits you can adopt to keep your computer and your valuable data secure the coming year.

May be you can take them as New Year’s Resolutions!

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Copy files faster, and more efficiently

Are you the kind of a person who always keeps working on data across different drives and disks – moving them and copying them over and over. Then, most probably, the inbuilt Windows file copier is very inefficient to you.

You can’t pause copying files, and if you’re in the middle of copying 100 files or so, and just that 51st file proves problematic, the entire copying process abruptly stops. If you’ve encountered such situations before, TeraCopy is what you really need to have.

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Edit and add custom locations in the Open/Save Dialog

Ever wondered whether you could add your favourite folders to the Open/Save Dialog in Windows? There’s a way to do that. Here’s a little tool that can help you add custom locations to the open/save dialog in Windows.

Places Bar Editor is a tweaking tool that does the job for you. It can help you add your favourite, custom locations to the Windows Open/Save dialog.

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Tools to check memory usage

Applications these days eat up large resources and memory. Checking memory usage is important and is only good for your computer. I’m presenting you with details on four nifty tools that just serve the purpose of checking memory usage in Windows:

SysTrayMeter – Download

Requiring no installation, this little tool sits in the system tray and continuously checks and displays memory usage and CPU usage neatly. Memory usage is better conveyed with colour codes.


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