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Collaborate on a Document in Real Time using Sync.in

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Ever wanted to quickly get a couple of people together looking at the same document online and being able to make edits and collaborate on it? Maybe you want a family member to check out your resume and make edits in real time while you chat about it? Or maybe you are having a meeting […]

Benchmark Hard Drive Performance with HD Tune

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Looking for a quick and easy way to check the performance of your hard drive? Maybe you just swapped out an old SATA drive for a new SSD? Want to make sure that the SSD actually is giving you some real performance benefits? Well, you can use a program called HD Tune to monitor your […]

Download Free Troubleshooting Toolkit for Windows and Networking

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For those of you who don’t remember, Sysinternals was a Windows troubleshooting website that had a bunch of free tools to help you manage and troubleshoot problems with Windows. Microsoft purchased the company and it’s still called Sysinternals and it’s list of free tools has been growing ever since. If you’re a technical support person […]

How to Block Windows Processes and Programs

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Looking for a Windows process blocker? Want to make sure your kids never run that silly game that they keep downloading over and over again? Or don’t want someone to be able to run a sensitive application installed on your PC? One way to fix these problems is to simply block the process. Well, you’ve […]

Easily Secure Your Data Without Administrative Privileges Using SafeHouse Explorer – Part II

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Welcome to the second part of this two-part article about using SafeHouse Explorer to securely store and transport your important, private files. The first part of this article covered installing and running SafeHouse Explorer and creating your first SafeHouse volume. In this part, we discuss creating a portable version of SafeHouse Explorer you can carry […]

Easily Secure Your Data Without Administrative Privileges Using SafeHouse Explorer – Part I

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We have previously written about creating and using a portable version of the free, open source encryption tool, TrueCrypt. This allows you to create encrypted file stores so you can securely carry around your data on USB flash drives. However, to use the portable version of TrueCrypt, you must have administrator privileges on the computer […]

Find Useful Tools Online using iTools

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Looking for some cool online tools? As an IT Pro, tools are what makes us tick. You really can’t do anything without a “tool” of some sort. Whether it’s a disk utility, a network scanner, or a website monitor, tools are essential to getting things done quicker. Today I found a cool site called iTools.com, […]

Tweak, Customize and Optimize Windows 7 with EnhanceMySe7en

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Windows 7 has a lot of great built-in tools, but they are not always very easy to use. For example, you can optimize system for better security and faster performance via the registry, but who is going to ever do that manually? That’s where nice liked tweaker/optimizer programs come in handy. They give you easy […]

5 Free Programs to Completely Wipe a Hard Drive

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Looking to sell an old computer and want to wipe the hard drive clean before you sell it? Whatever your reason may be, there are lots of programs out there that can help you to not only erase the data on a hard drive, but erase it in such a way that it can never […]

Top 10 Virus Protection Software

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Everyone is always looking for a good anti-virus program these days with all the malicious software floating around in our email, websites, etc. You’ve probably read hundreds of “Best Anti-Virus” posts in your life, but in this post I’ll try to give you a little more meat to why you should pick one anti-virus program […]