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Introducing Our Newest Security Freeware: SecurAble
Quickly determine which state-of-the-art security features are being offered by your system's processor chip.
Recent AMD and Intel processors contain three features which can be extremely beneficial to the system's overall security. SecurAble probes the system's processor to determine the presence, absence and operational status of each of these three modern processor features.
|The DCOMbobulator||1,862,075 downloads.|
|DCOMbobulator allows any Windows user to easily verify the effectiveness of Microsoft's recent critical DCOM patch. Confirmed reports have demonstrated that the patch is not always effective in eliminating DCOM's remote exploit vulnerability. But more importantly, since DCOM is a virtually unused and unneeded facility, the DCOMbobulator allows any Windows user to easily disable DCOM for significantly greater security.|
|Shoot The Messenger||2,397,173 downloads.|
|Even before the latest DCOM/RPC vulnerability (see above), many Windows users were being annoyed by "pop-up spam" notices appearing on their desktops. This intrusion is also facilitated by an exploitation of port 135. Our free "Shoot The Messenger" utility furthers the security of Windows by quickly and easily shutting down the "Windows Messenger" server that should never have been running by default in the first place.|
|UnPlug n' Pray||3,850,189 downloads|
|As originally urged by the FBI, and still urged by prominent security experts, our UnPnP utility easily disables the dangerous, and almost always unnecessary, Universal Plug and Play service. If you don't need it, turn it off. (For ALL versions of Windows.)|
|A Critical Security Vulnerability Exists in Windows XP. (Surprise) Actually, as we know, there are many, but we'll handle them one at a time. This particular vulnerability allows the files contained in any specified directory on your system to be deleted if you click on a specially formed URL. This URL could appear anywhere: sent in malicious eMail, in a chat room, in a newsgroup posting, on a malicious web page, or even executed when your computer merely visits a malicious web page. It is already being exploited on the Internet.|
|GRC "Perfect Passwords" Generator||22,801,934 uses|
|Our server generates maximum entropy, ultra high quality, guaranteed unique custom password material for your use when securing and keying your WEP, WPA, VPN, or other network systems.|
|ID Serve||958,614 downloads|
|Since not all Internet servers are equally secure, knowing which server software a web site is using can be important to your security. Ultimately, the security of your personal data is your responsibility. This free utility can help.|
|Wizmo is a lightweight "Windows Gizmo" offering a wide array of handy Windows commands. With a single click it can power down monitors, trigger a screen saver, set audio volume, and much more. Wizmo also includes an intriguing highly customizable "Graviton" screen saver.|
|SpinRite 6.0||rated #1 since 1988|
|The most trusted and widely used utility ever written for mass storage data recovery and long-term maintenance. SpinRite is my masterpiece. If you don't already own or know about SpinRite, check out these pages. The future of your data could depend upon it. Here is an independent review of SpinRite 5.0, and here is Maximum PC's Feb. 2002 review.|
|ShieldsUP!||96,016,545 system tests|
|The Internet's quickest, most popular, reliable and trusted, free Internet security checkup and information service. And now in its Port Authority Edition, it's also the most powerful and complete. Check your system here, and begin learning about using the Internet safely.|
|Ensure that your PC's personal firewall can not be easily fooled by malicious "Trojan" programs or viruses. Thanks to this first version of LeakTest, most personal firewalls are now safe from such simple exploitation.|
|GRC.COM contains a great deal of content, to which my work continuously adds. Therefore, finding one's way around here can be a chore in itself. I maintain several comprehensive pages to help direct and acquaint visitors with this site's content, and to help them determine what's been updated or added since their last visit.|
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|My Projects Page||140 accesses per day|
|This page contains a chronological listing of the various projects I have completed, and those that are planned for the future. Most entries contain links to the section of this site where that work is described in detail. By browsing through what I have accomplished, both in the past and more recently, and where I am headed in the future, you can quickly develop a good feel for this entire web site.|
|Freeware Listing||307 accesses per day|
|Everybody likes free software, especially when it's useful, small, and of the highest quality. Our freeware page assembles everything in one place, sorted by current popularity, historical popularity, or age since last update. Each entry contains a link to that program's section of this site, so it's a great way to view this site from the perspective of our free utilities.|
|If you are seeking some specific work, or if you prefer to browse a list of completed material not already mentioned above, the following section contains a short description with a link to everything else here:|
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