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How to Remove Old & Dangerous Versions of Java

Sun Java has become a popular attack target for hackers and criminals as it can be found on almost every PC.

Sun have responded by regularly releasing new versions that patch newly discovered vulnerabilities.

Unfortunately when you install a new version of Java the old one is not deleted. Sun does this just in case some old applications won't work with the latest Java version. In my experience, this is a rarity.

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A Free Password Manager that's Just as Good as Roboform

I never thought I'd see it happen; a free password manager as good as Roboform and maybe even better.

Unlike Roboform which is a utility that runs on your PC, LastPass uses a web service that works in combination with a program that runs on your PC.

It's a smart approach: 

The webservice means your passwords are accessible from different computers: PCs, Macs or Linux boxes.

The stand-alone program that runs on your computer means that you can access and use your passwords even when you are offline.

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Free Firefox Add-in Let's you Know Who's Tracking You

Ghostery is a small Firefox plug that scans any web pages you visit and alert you if the page contains any web bugs.

And what are web bugs?

"A Web Bug is a graphics on a Web page or in an Email message that is designed to monitor who is reading the Web page or Email message. Web Bugs are often invisible because they are typically only 1-by-1 pixel in size"

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Open Source Windows Grep


dnGREP is a new Open Source GREP utility written in .NET 2.0 (testing so far only on Windows).

A GREP is "a program which selects lines in a file which match a given pattern". dnGREP was designed to provide a fast and stable regular-expression based search/replace functionality to Windows users.

This utility currently supports:

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Premium Virtualization Security Program Free Until Jan 2

Returnil is offering the Premium $24.95 version of their virtualization package for free until January 2, 2009.

This is a great way of beefing up the level of protection on your computer. Basically it's another form of sandboxing so if you already use Sandboxie you don't need this. However Sandboxie is troublesome on some PCs and Returnil is an alternative that's well worth trying.

And if you don't use currently any form of sandboxing then you should, so go get this while it's free.

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Windows Grep


Windows Grep is a great utility for programmers working with thousands of files and searching for a text string or regular expression recursively. It is an evaluation version but does not time-expire.

Shows an extra screen while exiting but didn't matter much to me because of the utility factor. Also use Expert View for many options. Tweak it from Options->Preferences.

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One of the best free music players out there

In my opinion, Foobar2000 is the greatest free music player out there. It combines the ease of use, its power to use very little memory, and its many options into one package making it the best. Foobar2000 has the power to play audio formats like: MP3, MP4, AAC, CD Audio, WMA, Vorbis, FLAC, WavPack, WAV, AIFF, Musepack, Speex, AU, SND.

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Free File Search Utility is the Best Yet

I've been looking for a program like this for years.

"EVERYTHING" is a free search utility that will locate a file or folder by name located on any of your hard drives in less than a second. 

"Ho-hum" you say, "there are several programs that do that."

Quite so, but this one does it without creating massive indexes. That saves your disk space and more importantly, doesn't slow down your PC by needing to maintain such indexes.

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