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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. […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


This week the new version of Windows was announced – Windows 10. I just finished installing the preview, and so far things are looking nice. The start menu is back, front and center: As you can see it is a shrunk version of the Windows 8 start screen mixed with the previous start menu. After […]


By now you should have heard about Shellshock. It is a huge vulnerability in the Bash shell – which is used in many unix based systems. Most of you are running all Windows systems, but I would like you to think for a moment about those black boxes that are running on your network. The […]


Power up computers remotely

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by Steve Wiseman on September 19, 2014 · 3 comments

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This week I received a question from Andrew: “Hi Steve, I just finished going through our network and making sure ‘wake on lan’ is enabled in the BIOS. Do you have any suggestions for a simple and easy to use app for sending out WOL requests?” If you are not familiar with Wake On Lan, […]


Since Microsoft purchased SysInternals, there has not been much activity out of them over the last few years. A few weeks ago that changed and they released SysMon. It is an interesting tool that I think primarily would be used for research and investigations of malware. At the same time, you might find it useful […]

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