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Windows Software Reviews.

USB Network Gate Review - Share USB Drives Remotely
USB Network Gate is a professional application that facilitates server and client components for sharing and accessing USB devices over LAN, WAN and Internet, in order to perform file operations on the remote storage drives as if they're actually plugged into your computer. For example, you can copy important files from a friend's external hard drive instead of going through the trouble of uploading data online just to be able to download it, which is ideal when talking about large amounts of information. The beauty of this tool is that any two or more machines can be linked together through the public IP address, host name (for LAN) and a preferred port. It requires minimal configuration, making it accessible for casual users who prefer simplicity over customization. License type, setup, and interface The trial version can be tested for 14 days, after which you can either uninstall the product or purchase the full package for $95.88 / €86.38 (ex...

Windows Update MiniTool Review: Take Control of Windows Updates and Install, Uninstall, or Hide Them
How come there’s never a right time to install Windows updates? You keep putting them on hold for various reasons. Inevitably, when automatic updates occur, you end up exercising your patience until they are fully configured. Windows Update MiniTool is a nifty program that offers you control of Microsoft’s Windows updates by allowing you to check for, download, install, uninstall, schedule, and hide updates using quick and effortless actions.  The application is compatible with Windows XP, Vista, 7,

ESET NOD32 Antivirus 9 Review - Close, but No Cigar
ESET NOD32 Antivirus just got updated to version 9 a couple of days ago. Since we can't contain our excitement any longer, we're just going to dive into the application to explore the new and improved features. Developed to protect computers from all popular types of malware, this program features preset and custom scan profiles, advanced heuristics and configuration settings, web access, email client and anti-phishing protection, along with extra security tools. What's new As in the previous edition, you can enable or disable PUP (potentially unwanted programs) detection during setup. Installation is faster than before and an initial scan is auto-triggered 20 minutes after setup completion or reboot. The interface got redesigned. The developer keeps the neatly organized structure that it has already familiarized us with, while trying to make ESET NOD32 Antivirus friendlier than before. We think it succeeded. Thi...

SendTo-Convert Review: Convert Photos Right from Your Context Menu
Converting images to various file formats is supposed to be a simple-to-handle process. However, not all the programs available on the market seem to take this task seriously and they simplify the practice to a few clicks. SendTo-Convert changes the rules and allows you to convert photos from your right-click menu without other additional tweaks. The application is delivered in a lightweight and free package. It is compatible with Windows XP, Vista, 7, and

WHDownloader Review - Selectively Download Windows 10 Updates
Updating Windows with the latest hotfixes and security patches is (or should be) the first step when reinstalling the operating system. According to Microsoft, it's such an important part of the OS that it made it unavoidable in Windows 10. However, not all updates are mandatory. Instead of running Windows Update, you can resort to WHDownloader to get a clearer idea of all downloads available online, as well as get only the ones you're interested in after thorough documentation. Formerly known as Windows Hotfix Downloader, this tool is compatible with Windows 10, 8.1, and 7, both 32-bit and 64-bit architecture types. Apart from the fact that it lists general updates, hotfixes, baseline, security and optional updates, it also provides the online source for reading more details about specific updates on Microsoft's KB Articles. Portable tool for creating update backups The application's not wrapped in a setup package, so you can copy the downloade...



Mac Software Reviews.

Camera Guard Pro Review - Block Unattended Access to Your Camera and Microphone - GIVEAWAY
In collaboration with ProtectStar Inc, Softpedia is giving away 20 Camera Guard Pro licenses. To get one, all you have to do is post a comment below. iMacs and MacBooks come with a built-in camera and microphone that might end up being a serious security risk if they fall into the wrong hands. Camera Guard Pro helps you take a proactive approach by automatically blocking all processes that try to use the devices. The Apple-vetted operating system has not been left out by malware developers, even though the amount of malicious software created for the Mac is considerably lower when compared to other platforms. Most recently, after infecting a Mac, the Backdoor.MAC.Eleanor malware installed a backdoor that granted full access to the machine to a third party, and that included the webcam device. Naturally, this raises serious concerns over one's privacy. ...

Paste Review - Clipboard Manager Focused on Improving Productivity
The copy and paste feature is an intrinsic part of any operating system, but the one-item-at-a-time approach might seem too time-consuming to users who juggle with a lot of the same assets on a daily basis. Paste aims to reduce the number of repetitive actions by transforming the clipboard history into an unlimited resource. Like any other clipboard manager, once launched, Paste starts recording everything you put on your clipboard and makes the database navigable and searchable. What makes the Paste application stand out are the design choices and the simple control: a separate card is created for each clipping, and you get to browse through them via a large panel placed in the bottom area of your screen. The Paste utility can deal with text content, images, links, files, or folders, but keep in mind that it will only store references so that it won’t take up too much storage space. The Paste cards...

Memory Clean 2 Review - Free Up Unnecessarily Blocked Memory
Mac OS X comes with a built-in memory management system and helps you analyze the RAM usage via the Activity Monitor. Memory Clean 2 makes the statistical information more easily accessible and helps you take control of the optimization process. Random-access memory (RAM) is a crucial part of any operating system, and the lack of it or its poor management can take a serious toll on your Mac’s overall performance. As a result, making sure that the memory is not needlessly blocked can improve the system’s responsiveness. However, the use of memory cleaners is put under question especially when Mac OS X is concerned, considering that the operating system already comes with an above-average memory management system that will automatically allocate the necessary resources to the apps in need. Memory cleaner that shifts the control over to the user Even though this is generally the...

Grammarly Review - Improve the Quality of Your Writing
The Grammarly online platform features, among other writing resources, an editor that automatically scans your text for spelling errors or common grammatical mistakes and suggests various language improvements. The Grammarly desktop client enables you to access this editor outside the browser. Most text processors include spell-checking capabilities while some advanced word processing solutions can also keep a lookout for grammatical mistakes. Nevertheless, highlighting repetitive words, offering synonyms suitable to the context, or pointing out sentences that lack clarity is out of the question. Grammarly is an online solution designed to filter your writing through a text editor that can recognize around 250 types of language errors that range from spelling and grammar to punctuation. ...

Telegram Review - Secure Instant Messaging and File Sharing Solution
Online privacy is a serious concern for various reasons, even if you are not an activist that lives under an oppressive regime. Telegram is an instant messaging service that works in the cloud and brings easy-to-use yet powerful encryption tools to the average user. Telegram has clients for the major desktop platforms (Mac, Windows, and Linux) and companion mobile apps for iOS, Android, WP, and Firefox OS. You can also access the Telegram service in any Internet browser by using the web version. You do get to go online and learn more about how Telegram works, but as there are no detailed user manuals for each client, you are mostly left to your own devices as far as interacting with the apps goes. Cloud-based instant messaging solution that uses server to client encryption



PC Games Reviews.

Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition Review (PC)
Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition makes some good tweaks to an already solid video game, with most of the additions clearly based on the feedback that the player community has offered since the title was first delivered on the Xbox One. The platformer mechanics are not tweaked in any significant ways, but the presence of the new Easy difficulty means that the game is more accessible than it ever was, which is a great thing given the subtle plot and the great graphics that it offers. There are still moments when the difficulty ramps up a little too fast, and it's hard to balance the need to create a new save point with the fact that energy might be required for progress in a coming section, but the Definitive Edition for Ori and the Blind Forest is a great way to experience the game for those who have only heard about it from friends until now. The title is developed by Moon Studios and is published by Microsoft, with the game offered on the Xbox One hom...

The Banner Saga 2 Review (PC)
The Banner Saga 2 is a game about loss, desperate last stands, impressive victories against the odds and, above all, the impossible task of trying to save as many lifes as possible in the face of an almost impossible enemy force. The Dredge have not been slowed down, and the alliance between the Varl and the humans is under new strain, but there's hope still for this world as new leaders learn how to distribute limited resources and when to enter battles to keep their followers alive. There's no final victory over evil to be secured in The Banner Saga 2, but the game offers a story that shows how powerful hope can be and has a set of core mechanics that allow the player to show his tactical skills in a variety of interesting situations. The game is created by Stoic Games and published by Versus Evil, with the game currently offered on the PC and set to arrive later on the PlayStation 4 from Sony and the Xbox One from Microsoft. Story The Banner ...

Ratchet & Clank Review (Playstation 4)
Ratchet & Clank is a title that exists because Sony Interactive Entertainment and its partners decided to invest in a movie based on the video game franchise and then discovered that the coming entertainment product would benefit from the existence of a video game tie-in. The events of the big-screen adventure are based on the first title in the franchise and benefit from voice work from a range of Hollywood stars, including Paul Giamatti, John Goodman, Rosario Dawson, and Sylvester Stallone. The new Ratchet & Clank video game is linked to the movie regarding narrative, but it takes the core mechanics and the environments of the PlayStation 2 title and updates them to appeal to modern players. There's a lot of fun gameplay in the new Ratchet & Clank, but the game really shines in the graphics department, offering some beautifully animated cutscenes and a world that's a pleasure to explore. The almost remake concept works well, and the title will appeal both to th...

Europa Universalis IV - Mare Nostrum Review (PC)
Europa Universalis IV - Mare Nostrum, as the name implies, is an expansion for the grand strategy title that aims to make the naval aspect of the game feel more engaging while also improving other mechanics, including trade and espionage. Much of the impact of the new ideas depends on the nation that players tend to play as, but even for those who tend to lead land-focused factions with limited interest in trade, the way core claims and other covert operations are now conducted will change strategies and goals. Mare Nostrum increases the points of interest that players have to deal with, and at certain moments, there are so many things that require constant attention that the game becomes a bit of a chore. Europa Universalis IV is both more difficult and more open with this expansion, and it's a pleasure to see how different alternate histories evolve when one nation that historically succeeded fails to win a crucial war or crumbles because of internal divisions. ...

Starcraft 2 - Nova Covert Ops Mission Pack 1 Review (PC)
Starcraft 2 - Nova Covert Ops Mission Pack 1 needs to do something very difficult for a video game: to convince gamers to care about a universe after the stars of the saga, which spawned five core installments and numerous spin-offs, have defeated the ultimate villain and have said their goodbyes to fans. After playing through the three missions offered, I must say that, as it stands now, the DLC will only appeal to the most dedicated fans of the universe and even they will be disappointed with the limited amount of new content and with the lack of imagination associated with the three missions. Nova, as a character, has the potential to be the center of a good story and there are suggestions about potential interesting development in the first mission pack, but the developers really need to step up their game in the future. It might be a good idea to deliver the rest of the Starcraft 2 DLC as quickly as possible and to then move to another full installment in the...




Latest News.

Spamhaus Warns of a Rise in IPv4 Network Hijacks
Spamhaus, the organization that runs one of the Internet's largest, accurate, and up-to-date spam list, is warning against a spike in network hijacking events. Network or BGP hijacking occurs when an ISP fraudulently announces to other service providers that an IP range is found on its network, when it is not. That ISP can then receive traffic destined for that range of IPs, but it can also send traffic in the name of the hijacked network. Spammers guilty for most network hijacks While receiving hijacked traffic might be of interest for nation-state actors, as Bruce Schneier warned last week, sending traffic from a hijacked network is a spammer's dream. Spamhaus says that in the past three years, BGP hijacks have grown in number, with most of these events occurring because of spammers, and not...

New Mac Komplex Trojan Used for Cyber-Espionage
Security researchers have discovered Komplex, a new Mac OS X trojan, which they say is tied to the activities of a cyber-espionage group named Sofacy, operating out of Russia. Researchers say they've only spotted the malware payloads until now and haven't tied it to any infected victims. Nevertheless, they say that based on the document lures used during its operation, the trojan samples seem to have been customized to target individuals in the aerospace industry. Palo Alto Networks, the company that detected the trojan, says there are three versions of this trojan known to date. There's a version that can target x64 architectures, one for x86 architectures, and another for both. Komplex uses MacKeeper vulnerability to compromise targets Security experts say the infection occurs when the trojan's first-stage component leverages a vulnerability in the MacKeeper Mac antivirus application to get a foothold on a Mac computer. From the samples they a...

Canonical Patches OpenSSL Regression in Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, 14.04 LTS & 12.04 LTS
After announcing a few days ago that a new, important OpenSSL update is available for all supported Ubuntu Linux operating systems, Canonical's Marc Deslauriers now informs the community about another patch to address a regression. The new security advisory (USN-3087-2) talks about a regression that was accidentally introduced along with the previous OpenSSL update (as detailed on USN-3087-1), which addressed no less than eleven (11) security vulnerabilities discovered upstream by the OpenSSL team. Users were urged to upgrade to the following new OpenSSL packages: libssl1.0.0 1.0.2g-1ubuntu4.4 on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, libssl1.0.0 1.0.1f-1ubuntu2.20 on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, and libssl1.0.0 1.0.1-4ubuntu5.37 on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. However, new ver...

Mozilla Ready to Ban WoSign Certificates for One Year After Shady Behavior
Mozilla is pondering applying a one-year-long ban on all newly issued SSL certificates from Chinese CA (Certificate Authority) WoSign, and Israeli CA StartCom, which WoSign appears to have secretly bought last year. Mozilla's engineers announced the potential ban following an investigation into a series of suspicious SSL SHA-1 certificates issued by both companies. The full investigation report can be read below this article. Both CAs have tried to avoid the SHA-1 ban The issues revolve around a common decision that browser makers took last year, to stop accepting SSL certificates signed via the ancient SHA-1 algorithm starting with January 1, 2016. Mozilla is accusing WoSign that they've been issuing SHA-1-signed certificates and back-dating them to December 2015. While Mozilla has allowed other CAs to issue SHA-1 certificates after January 1, 2016,

Black Lab Linux 8 Beta 3 Is Out with Full EFI Support, Based on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
Softpedia was informed today, September 26, 2016, by Black Lab Software's CEO Robert J. Dohnert about the availability of the third Beta development snapshot of the upcoming Black Lab Linux 8 GNU/Linux operating system. Black Lab Linux 8 "Onyx" Beta 3 is here approximately three weeks after the second Beta pre-release and it comes with a major change. It is no longer based on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr), as the development team decided to switch base and move to the next Ubuntu LTS version, namely Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus). "The development team is pleased to announce the new Beta release of Black Lab Linux 8 – our latest OS offering to bring the best Linux desktop distribution currently on the market. This release moves the kernel and application set away from the prior LTS 14.04 base to the new 16.04 LTS ...

Fedora 26 Linux OS to Ship with OpenSSL 1.1.0 by Default for Better Security
Fedora Program Manager Jan Kurik informs the Fedora Linux community about a new system-wide change for the upcoming Fedora 26 operating system, namely to add the OpenSSL 1.1.0 libraries by default. It appears that current Fedora Linux releases ship with OpenSSL 1.0.2h, which has been patched with the latest security fixes, but the team decided that it's time to upgrade the OpenSSL libraries (libssl and libcrypto) to a newer, more advanced branch. Therefore, Fedora 26 Linux will ship with OpenSSL 1.1.0 by default, which will have a massive impact on the overall stability and security of the OS. "Update the OpenSSL library to the 1.1.0 branch in Fedora to bring multiple big improvements, new cryptographic algorithms, and new API that allows for keeping ABI stability in future upgrades. We will also add compat openssl102 package so the applications and other dependencies which are not ported yet to the new API continue to work," reads the

Parsix GNU/Linux 8.15 "Nev" Is in the Works, to Ship with the GNOME 3.22 Desktop
We told you the other day that the Parsix GNU/Linux development team informed the community that new security updates are available for the current stable Parsix GNU/Linux 8.10 "Erik" and Parsix GNU/Linux 8.5 "Atticus" releases. However, they also revealed on the project's official Twitter account that they are currently working on the next major version of the Debian-based operating system, Parsix GNU/Linux 8.15, which will be dubbed "Nev" and built on top of the recently released GNOME 3.22 desktop environment. "We started working on Parsix GNU/Linux 8.15 codename 'Nev' which will be shipped with GNOME Desktop 3.22," said the Parsix GNU/Linux developers. Of course, Parsix GNU/Linux ...

IPFire 2.19 Linux Firewall OS Patched Against the Latest OpenSSL Vulnerabilities
Only three days after announcing the release of IPFire 2.19 Core Update 104, Michael Tremer informs the community about the availability of a new update, Core Update 105, which brings important OpenSSL patches. Therefore, IPFire 2.19 Core Update 105 is now the latest version, which is a recommend update to anyone running IPFire 2.19 Core Update 104 or a previous maintenance release, and it includes OpenSSL 1.0.2i, an important security patch that addresses a total of eleven vulnerabilities discovered by various developers upstream. Additionally, it also fixes a recent security flaw in the libgcrypt library. "Felix Dörre and Vladimir Klebanov from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology found a bug in the mixing functions of Libgcrypt’s random number generator: An attacker who obtains 4640 bits from the RNG can trivially predict the ...

New Open Source Linux Ransomware Shows Infosec Community Divide
UPDATE: Following our investigation into this matter, and seeing the vitriol-filled reaction from some of the infosec community, Zaitsev has told Softpedia that he decided to remove the project from GitHub, shortly after this article's publication. The original, unedited article is below. CryptoTrooper, an open source kit for building Linux ransomware has divided the infosec community right down the middle. The hot potato at the heart of the debate is the same issue that surrounded Utku Sen's EDA2 and Hidden Tear ransomware building kits for Windows. Should security researchers create "ransomware for educational purposes" and should they release them on GitHub? While you may think the clear-cut answer is "Hell NO!!!," surprisingly, the reality is not so. A recent Twitter poll has asked users "Is open source ransomware helping improve ransomware detection/prevention, or making it worse?" The final result...

How to Install the Material Design-Inspired Adapta GTK Theme on Ubuntu Linux
At the request of many of our readers, we provide you today with detailed instructions on how to install the Material Design-inspired Adapta GTK theme in the latest Ubuntu operating systems. Now that most of the GNU/Linux distributions are moving to the Arc GTK theme, as it became very popular in the last year or so, it's time to look at some of the best alternatives out there. And one of our readers suggested to us a while back to have a look at the Adapta theme as it's quite promising. Now that Ubuntu 16.10 is almost here, we decided to upgrade some of our computers to it and, why not, adding a fresh coat of paint by installing the Adapta GTK theme. Yes, we're still sticking to the Moka icons as they are the best looking icon set we've seen so far, just in case you are wondering what are the icons from the screenshots. Here's how to install Adapta theme in Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and 16.10 So, if you live Material Design themes and you are not a fan o...