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Windows 10 has just been released – many of you have been asking me how to remove the annoying notification to upgrade in Windows 7 and Windows 8. It is actually not too hard. There is a registry key that you can set, and after a reboot it will no longer nag you to upgrade […]

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Back in 2011 we created a tool called IdleLogoff. It was designed to automatically logoff users that no longer moved the keyboard or mouse for a set amount of time. This is usually needed for compliance reasons or in some cases public kiosks. How it works is you run the program from the startup folder […]

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We just released an update to our Enterprise Remote Control. It updates OpenSSL to address this denial of service vulnerability: https://www.openssl.org/news/secadv_20150319.txt The issue would allow someone to send a special crafted back to crash the openssl library, and deny access until you restart the service. Due to the number of problems found in OpenSSL, we […]

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I have an older server with a few virtual machines under Hyper-V. I wanted to run them on my laptop using VMWare Workstation. While looking for an easy way to switch I found a free tool that allows you to easily convert. It is called StarWind V2V Converter. What it does is convert the virtual […]

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This week I found a utility that can clean up temp files from your system. It is called BleachBit, and can find and clean temp files created by Windows, Chrome, Firefox and IE: Just so nothing important is deleted, you can get a preview of what it is going to clear out: In addition to […]

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I am almost positive you have run into this error before. Recently I have had 1000s of files like this. Where did they come from? Both times it was a hidden cache folder for DropBox and AeroFS. I had been playing with both to see if I wanted to use them to sync my files. […]

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I know you are busy, so I did not want you to miss this one. Microsoft has just released a patch for a serious vulnerability in Windows. The official patch and description: MS14-066: Vulnerability in SChannel could allow remote code execution: November 11, 2014 In short, if you have a windows machine that is exposed […]

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Some time ago we released a free utility to burn files to DVD/CD from the command line. It has been quite popular, but one issue has been found. The utility did not close the burn session – which is fine in most situations. If you burned to a disk a second time and it had […]

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If you purchased Enterprise Remote Control, or are running the trial – you will want to get this update. A new vulnerability has been found in SSL used for secure web communications. It is called the POODLE attack It can be mitigated by upgrading your browser, but the best solution is to fix it on […]

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Many years ago we released a free utility to shutdown, or reboot a system remotely. Eventually that got rolled into our Network Administrator application. Many times it would be great to have this type of functionality built into Windows (Nothing to install). Sure there is the command line ‘shutdown’ command, but what about a simple […]

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