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Cryptainer LE is the freeware version of Cypherix’s Cryptainer product.  The software is very handy for encrypting sensitive data to send via email. You can also create a 25mb encrypted partition on your PC to store private documents like spreadsheets and .PDF’s . Cryptainer is very easy to use and I use it as a quick and […]

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Internet and network connectivity in Windows XP is notorious for being easily disabled and corrupted from minor tweaks to the registry and winsock settings. Removing software, scanning for and deleting spyware can cause these registry corruptions which prevent Windows XP from accessing the network. It seems that the frequencies of corruption have declined since the […]

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Windows Defender is a free program that helps you stay productive by protecting your computer against pop-ups, slow performance and security threats caused by spyware and other potentially unwanted software. Windows Defender no longer supports Windows 2000 as mainstream support ended in June 2005. The above passage is from the Microsoft website.  In a nutshell, Windows […]

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I have been reluctant to post Lavasoft’s legendary application Ad-Aware, because of the aggressive shareware route Lavasoft has been pushing lately. Lavasoft does offer Ad-Aware 2007 has a completely freeware version for download. I had to use Ad-Aware for the first time in a year today on a friends PC and I must say that the application is still as […]

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Avant is a next generation tabbed web browser based on the Microsoft Internet Explorer (IE) core. Avant acts and feels much like IE except it is has many more security features than IE’s traditional offering. Avant has a built-in popup blocker. Nothing new you say? Well Avant’s popup blocker will block various Active X controls […]

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