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Next Generation Malware Attacks PCs Via Firmware in Hardware Devices

At the recent CanSecWest international security conference in Vancouver, French researchers compromised a Linux PC by exploiting a feature in the machine’s network card.  The same technique could be used to take control of any PC including Windows PCs that use Broadcom NetXtreme cards with the remote factory diagnostic mechanism enabled. These cards are in widespread circulation and have been used in a number of Hewlett Packard PCs.

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Free AVG Rescue CD Helps Get Unbootable PCs Working

AVG have just released a free rescue CD that can be used to recover your computer when the system cannot be loaded normally, such as after an extensive or deep-rooted virus infection.

The AVG Rescue CD enables you to fully remove infections from an otherwise inoperable PC and render the system bootable again

This could also be handy for folks who this week were locked out of their PCs by a faulty update installed by BitDefender and Bullguard (which uses the same engine and signatures) which rendered many 64 bit machines useless.

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Popular Science 137 year archive available online for FREE

That's right.  137 years of Popular Science magazine available to download for free.

From the Popular Science web site:

"We've partnered with Google to offer our entire 137-year archive for free browsing. Each issue appears just as it did at its original time of publication, complete with period advertisements. It's an amazing resource that beautifully encapsulates our ongoing fascination with the future, and science and technology's incredible potential to improve our lives. We hope you enjoy it as much as we do."

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Free Screen Recorder


BB FlashBack Express lets you record your screen, sound and webcam for free in its default fbr format. Immediately after recording, you can play back the file with its player that comes together with the recorder as a package.

The player is nicely designed in that you can jump from one frame to another or just skip to a certain time spot to review your recorded file.

If you don't like to keep the recorded file in fbr format, the player does allow you to export it into more common swf or avi format easily.

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New Free Edition of Paragon Backup & Recovery (10.1)

 Paragon have now released Backup & Recovery Free Edition which is not a time-limited offer, as it has been in the past.  It has many new features, including support for Windows 7, cyclic backup - complete infrastructure for establishing a self-acting data protection system, support for the latest hardware and back up and restore of GPT entire disks.  There is also support for the latest hard disk partitioning schemes.

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Windows 7 - All Admin Tools in One Place

If you want to have access to all Windows 7 administrative tools in one place, create a short cut on your desktop that points to : 


Once created, double click, and enjoy.

Grateful thanks to a frequent visitor for providing this information.

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Free Online Webpage Editor - Print What You Like


Do you need to save or print a webpage without unwanted blanks, ads or other junk, but just the stuff you want?

PrintWhatYouLike is a good choice. It's a free online webpage editor complete with several useful buttons. With this editor, you can quickly remove images or the background of a webpage, click and add the boxes or frames you want, isolate and resize them, change the font type and size, fit your selection to a page width, redo or undo an edit and so on.

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Backupify: Online Account Backup "Free Forever For A Limited Time"

Do you use any of the following online Services?  Gmail, Twitter, Google Docs, Flickr, Facebook, Basecamp, Wordpress,, Photobucket, Blogger, FriendFeed.   Have you ever considered the need to back up the information stored there in case you ever lose access?

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Free Music Player, Organizer, Tagger and More

Adding to a crowded audio player market, MusicBee stands out on its own merits. It's a music player, organizer cum tag editor, rich in features, with a plain, simple yet highly configurable user interface, allowing album arts and lyrics to be displayed alongside the music files played or selected.

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SoftMaker Office 2008 for Free

SoftMaker Office 2008 is a small, but capable Office replacement, and is offered for free on the following page:

The package contains TextMaker (word processing), PlanMaker (spreadsheet), Presentations, and BasicMaker (macros for TextMaker and PlanMaker).  

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I've checked this user-submitted item and it is genuine. In fact downloading the file results in a small charitable donation at no cost to you; a nice gesture at this time of year.

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