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Thanks BleepingComputer.com!

Thanks to Lawrence Abrams (a.k.a. Grinler) for adding a direct link to Calendar of Updates. Thanks also to people who gave this idea to Grinler! (CoU hopes that other security forums will do the same <grin>). Members and visitors of BleepingComputer...
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Thanks Princeton PC Users Group (PPUG)!

Thank you! Better late than never ;-) Princeton PC Users Group (PPUG) mentioned Calendar of Updates (CoU) as “Web Link of the Month” on their October 2004 newsletter (PDF format) . (Nice! FYI, October 2004 is Calendar of Updates 1st year anniversary...
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Windows Genuine Advantage Offers

Users of genuine Windows XP operating systems are invited to take advantage of the following special offers. Free Offers Photo Story 3 for Windows Bring life into your favorite memories with Photo Story 3 for Windows® by adding motion, effects, music...
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Hey Gmail Users...

If you like Gmail or still new with Gmail service, read their Gmail Privacy Policy and Help Center from time to time. I'm using the Gmail Notifier that will alert me whether I have Gmail message. I like it because it can be configured to be your default...
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Spamologist using different tactic in fighting spam.

Spam... spam.. spam.. how to get rid of spam? There are different tactics in fighting spam: Some use an anti-spam program Others create mail rules to automatically delete spam from the server for unknown senders Most users moved to an Internet Service...
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MakeMeAdmin - temporary admin for your Limited User account

http://blogs.msdn.com/aaron_margosis/archive/2004/07/24/193721.aspx Common scenario: you log on with your Windows domain account, which you have removed from the Administrators group (as well as from Power Users, Backup Operators, etc.). When you need...
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Computer Security: a handbook for the ordinary user

It may seem a little self-referential to review a book by a colleague but Thomas C. Greene's Computer Security for the Home and Small Office is a well-written manual on computer security and online-privacy that's well worthy of your attention. Written...
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Free SQL-Based Bug Tracker for Web, Windows & Host

Axosoft today released the 4th major release of this popular .NET and SQL-based defect tracking software. New for V4 is custom user defined fields, project-based security, audit trails (history of changes), simplified workflow and a totally redesigned...
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Yahoo! Toolbar 5.5.3.0 Beta (with Antispyware) released

Yahoo! Toolbar features a popup blocker, search box, bookmark utility, and spyware removal. http://beta.toolbar.yahoo.com/ Note from me :o) : If you will install the above toolbar and you have WinPatrol or SpywareGuard and/or Spybot Search & Destroy...
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WinUpdateList

Verify you have installed all Windows Updates service pack and hotfixes. WinUpdatesList displays the list of all Windows updates (Service Packs and Hotfixes) installed on your local computer. For hotfix updates, this utility also displays the list of...
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SpoofStick (Anti-Phishing Tool)

What is SpoofStick? SpoofStick is a simple browser extension that helps users detect spoofed (fake) websites. A spoofed website is typically made to look like a well known, branded site (like ebay.com or citibank.com) with a slightly different or confusing...
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Webroot Spyaudit (free spyware scanner)

SpyAudit is a small tool that quickly scans your system registry and hard drive space for thousands of known spyware programs. The results are launched in your browser with detailed descriptions on the findings. The program only provides the scan, it...
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Upgrade Search Tool

Do you need an up-to-date IT infrastructure that meets the challenges of today and tomorrow? Do you want to upgrade your servers and desktops to get more from your IT investment and increase security? If so, the Upgrade Search Tool can provide you with...
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Keyword Pagerank Finder (Beta)

SEO-GUY.com launched an online tool Pagerank Finder. From his page: “ How does it work? You enter a keyword that your interested in VIA the "Keywords" section. You then enter the amount of pages your want to Check in Google and finally you enter the Pagerank...
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No need to uninstall MS Java (yiipee!)

I'm happy because I don't have to uninstall MS Java Virtual Machine that works well in IE. Microsoft Support for Java : The companies have agreed that Microsoft may continue to provide product support for the Microsoft Java Virtual Machine that customers...
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Google launches Gmail with huge storage space

Google Gets the Message, Launches Gmail; User Complaint About Existing Services Leads Google to Create Search-Based Webmail Search is Number Two Online Activity -- Email is Number One; "Heck, Yeah," Say Google Founders Today, a handful of users will begin...
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WinAudit v1.2.3 - The Free Windows Audit Program

WinAudit is a software program that performs an exhaustive audit of the hardware and software configuration of your computer. The audit report contains details on installed software, license information, peripherals, memory usage, processor model, network...
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AutoMate

I think this Automate is cool! “ AutoMate is a complete platform, allowing IT Professionals to build automated tasks. These tasks can interact with multiple applications, the Internet, and/or data simultaneously. AutoMate breaks down common user actions...
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