Nov 28, 2009

A Simple PDF Viewer

Courtesy of What's On My PC :: A Super Fast and Portable PDF Viewer

Looking for a  PDF Viewer to replace Adobe?  Read Rick's review about the Sumatra PDF Viewer. I've never really cared for Adobe due to the size, and Sumatra even has a portable version for flash drives. Read more about Sumatra at What's On My PC. . . | WOT Reputation Scorecard | WOT Web of Trust

Nov 27, 2009

Decode Short URL Services

Shortened URLs | ESET ThreatBlog

ESET ThreatBlog posted an article about a new decode short URL service,
This particular service is very nice, you get a thumbnail screen shot of the website. You can visit itself or you can install it as either a Firefox extension or Greasemonkey script.

TechnixUpdate blogged about decoding short URLs to reveal long URLs back in October as well. My favorite from that article is UnTiny.

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How's Your Password?

Microsoft Malware Protection Center : Do and don’ts for p@$w0rd$

Ever wonder about the strength of your password? :strong: rvmp I get on my soap box when talking to my daughter about her poor choices in passwords. Microsoft Malware Protection Blog gives us some warnings and tips. Plus a very handy password checker, see how yours will rate.

Microsoft's password checker

Nov 26, 2009

CCleaner Updated

Download CCleaner 2.26.1050

CCleaner is a freeware system optimization, privacy and cleaning tool. It removes unused files from your system - allowing Windows to run faster and freeing up valuable hard disk space. It also cleans traces of your online activities such as your Internet history.

CCleaner - Freeware Windows Optimization

Nov 25, 2009

Health Check?

How long has it’s been since you gave your computer a Health Check? Too long? Head over to F-Secure to give your computer a online Health Check. It’s quick, easy and free. No installation is required.

Health Check 2.0  features:
  • Windows 7 support
  • Firefox and Internet Explorer 8 support
  • Automatic backup solution detection
  • Simplified user experience with 3 steps and a solutions page
  • Optimized for Mini laptops
  • New Java base launch (no more ActiveX)

Read more at F-Secure News . . .

Nov 23, 2009

Universe Firefox

On the Universe Firefox blog Giovanni Panasiti  writes an article showing a list of the best Add-on’s to help improve your security using the Firefox Web Browser. There are seven items in the list, I have all of these except the one for PhishTank. Read more about these great Add-on’s at Universe Firefox and add to your browsing security.


is updated to add 42 new items in the latest database.

Nov 3, 2009


How to Add Favicon to Blogger (blogspot) | Tips Blogger

Head over to TipsBlogger and learn how to add your own Favicon to your blog. TipsBlogger also gives a excellent list of websites to generate your Favicon. I went to The FavIcon Labs, they host your Favicon for you free, no signing up or anything. So I now have a bluerose for the AbbeyRose.

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