Welcome to Volume 3! It has been a busy week, but we wanted to be sure we got the newsletter to you. Enjoy!
August 28th, 2006
- Brandon Doyle
DoyleSoft Tech Alert
The term rootkit is used to describe the mechanisms and techniques whereby malware, including viruses, spyware, and trojans, attempt to hide their presence from spyware blockers, antivirus, and system management utilities. There are several rootkit classifications. Sysinternals.com offers a free RootKit Revealer. Check it out if you suspect your system needs a scan.
IrfanView 3.98: What Image Viewing Should Be
When you first run IrfanView, you simply get a black viewing window that lets you open and edit the picture of your choosing. The viewing window auto adjusts to the picture youíve selected in the thumbnail view. IrfanView has incredible loading time of pictures. This viewerís got speed and some. The picture load time feels almost instantaneous. Itís also quite adaptable with the many plug-ins youíre able to add onto it (video, music and more image plug-ins).
Overall, it loads pretty quick, it has a decent thumbnails system, a nice screen capture mode, basic image enhancement functions and, of course, it's totally free.
You have good options when it comes to IrfanView and cool features. For example, it allows you to save image files as icon files. IrfanView supports almost any format, it resizes, converts, crops, or formats. Many effects are built in like edge detection, blur, pixelize, emboss, oil paint, explosion and many more. You also get your pick of sharpening and resolution adjustments.
For something free, fast, and small:
we give it 5 out of 5 coffee cups!
Stop Windows XP from asking if you want to send a report to Microsoft whenever a program crashes:
Whenever a program crashes, whether itís a Microsoft application, a component of Windows, or a third-party application, a window appears, prompting you to send a "report" to Microsoft.
Here's how to disable this feature:
* Right-click on the My Computer icon and select Properties.
* Choose the Advanced tab, and click Error Reporting.
* You can disable error reporting entirely here, or enable it selectively for certain programs. Click OK when you're done.
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