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  1. The Lunarsoft Forums are offline while upgrading to the latest version. We will have updates posted on our Facebook feed as to everything that is happening. Feel free to Like and follow what's happening at the Lunarsoft Facebook page. This post will also be updated once the upgrade has successfully finished. View the full article
  2. Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware is a full-blown anti-malware program that has recently left the labs and can be considered the next step in the detection and removal of malware. Malwarebytes Team put together a host of new technologies that were specially designed to quickly detect, deter and destroy any malware that could reside in your computer. Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware monitors every process and actually stops malicious processes before they even start. It uses an impressive technology that is in fact a completely novel way of heuristic scanning and it is the teams response to the increasingly complex malware threats. And, as they did with Malwarebytes' RogueRemover we also have added a threats center. You can simply check online which pests are removed the most and thus are the most prevalent. Download: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 1.51.1.1800 Screenshot: Image Preview Homepage: Malwarebytes View the full article
  3. Firefox (referred to as Fx) is an open source browser developed by Mozilla. The second most popular browser worldwide, Firefox features a customizable user interface that allows you to enhance it using custom themes and Personas. Personas change the appearance of the user interface without rearranging the elements. Themes however, can completely change the UI ranging from the types of buttons to the color sceme used. Add-ons allow you to customize Firefox to your liking to make a more enjoyable web surfing experience. Some examples of popular add-ons that you can use to customize Firefox are AdBlock Plus, DownThemAll!, TabMixPlus and many more. Firefox has tabbed browsing, bookmarks, a built in session manager, private browsing, personas, themes, add-ons and more. Firefox does not use ActiveX which helps make it a more secure browser. Firefox does make use of many plugins to enhance your web experience. From Shockwave, Flash, Quicktime and more; your browsing experience reaches new levels with the Firefox browser. Downloads: Firefox 5.0.1 | All builds View: Release Notes Homepage: Mozilla Firefox View the full article
  4. VLC (VideoLAN) is a multi-platform multimedia player that is driven by open-source development. It can read DVDs, VCDs, MPEG, and DivX files and from a satellite card. It can also read a stream from a network sent by the VideoLAN Server or another source. The stream can be MPEG 2 TS in UDP or HTTP packets unicasted or multicasted on an IPv4 or IPv6 network. Download: VLC media player 1.1.11 | Other Versions Changes: Changes Homepage: VideoLAN View the full article
  5. Recently Support.com acquired SUPERAntiSpyware for a healthy sum of $8.5 million. The deal is expected to finalize by the end of the year. SUPERAntiSpyware is a free tool that is extremely useful when cleaning up a system. It’s offered in both paid and free versions, but for most the free product delivers as promised. What many people don’t know is that SUPERAntiSpyware, headquartered in Eugene, Oregon, is developed and maintained by a staff of ten. Those ten people, including founder Nick Skrepetos, will join Support.com full-time once the $8.5 million dollar deal is complete. What changes will this mean for the SUPERAntiSpyware software? That much is unclear at this point in time. It's rumored that the free version will remain as such, free for many to use. However, the pay version will be pushed heavily. View the full article
  6. Recently Support.com acquired SUPERAntiSpyware for a healthy sum of $8.5 million. The deal is expected to finalize by the end of the year. SUPERAntiSpyware is a free tool that is extremely useful when cleaning up a system. It's offered in both paid and free versions, but for most the free product delivers as promised. What many people don't know is that SUPERAntiSpyware, headquartered in Eugene, Oregon, is developed and maintained by a staff of ten. Those ten people, including founder Nick Skrepetos, will join Support.com full-time once the $8.5 million dollar deal is complete. What changes will this mean for the SUPERAntiSpyware software? That much is unclear at this point in time. It's rumored that the free version will remain as such, free for many to use. However, the pay version will be pushed heavily. View the full article
  7. CCleaner - also known as Crap Cleaner - is a disk cleanup utility that goes beyond the scope of the built in Windows Disk Cleanup tool. Featuring the ability to clean up temporary files, browser history and cache, the Recycle Bin, along with Windows applications that you install. There is also a registry cleaner, uninstall helper, startup manager, System Restore manager and disk wiper. You can choose to have your data cleaned with a single pass or range up to the Gutmann 35 pass data cleaning sequence. There's even a cookie manager and free space wiper. One of the great things about CCleaner is that it automates all of these cleanings so you don't have to hunt down these files and generally can take mere seconds to run. Download: CCleaner 3.08.1475 Slim (Recommended) | Standard (Caution: Can offer Google Toolbar and/or Google Chrome) Screenshot: Image Previews View: Version History Homepage: CCleaner View the full article
  8. Pidgin is a multi-protocol instant messaging (IM) client for Linux, BSD, MacOS X, and Windows. It is compatible with AIM and ICQ (Oscar protocol), MSN Messenger, Yahoo!, IRC, Jabber, Gadu-Gadu, SILC, Novell GroupWise Messenger, Lotus Sametime, and Zephyr networks. Pidgin users can log in to multiple accounts on multiple IM networks simultaneously. This means that you can be chatting with friends on AOL Instant Messenger, talking to a friend on Yahoo Messenger, and sitting in an IRC channel all at the same time. Pidgin supports many features of the various networks, such as file transfer, away messages, and typing notification. It also goes beyond that and provides many unique features. A few popular features are Buddy Pounces, which give the ability to notify you, send a message, play a sound, or run a program when a specific buddy goes away, signs online, or returns from idle; and plugins, consisting of text replacement, a buddy ticker, extended message notification, iconify on away, spell checking, tabbed conversations, and more. Pidgin runs on a number of platforms, including Windows, Linux, and Qtopia (Sharp Zaurus and iPaq). Download: Pidgin 2.9.0 Changes: Changelog Homepage: Pidgin.im View the full article
  9. Malwarebytes has certainly been getting a lot of attention from other companies. In 2009, IOBit decided to take advantage of Malwarebytes definition files by implementing them into their own. Malwarebytes quickly caught wind of this and accused Chinese software firm IOBit so reverse engineering it's malware signatures. This of course brought about a lot of commotion and IOBit received a lot of negative press. Thankfully, they finally did the right thing and removed Malwarebytes definitions from their own definitions. Recently, ChronoPay revealed to security researcher and journalist Brian Krebs that they've hired programmers to reverse engineer the free version of Malwarebytes in an attempt to create their own anti virus solution. Upon learning this to the researcher published screenshots from a ChronoPay internal system showing that they deal with distributing scareware, selling pirated music, running illegal online pharmacies and much more. When confronted about this, ChronoPay released an official statement denying any involvement in the distribution of scareware. "We assure both our customers and competitors that we have no involvement at all with scareware or malware and warn anyone attacking our company with likes and rumor that we will put the full weight of our company behind the appropriate legal response." ChronoPay may be attempting to find a way of evading the Malwarebytes product since they deal with distributing scareware. Another possibility, is that they're interested in the code to use for one of their own products that they may release in the future. Either way, attempting to reverse engineer someone elses intellectual property without permission is never good news. View the full article
  10. Malwarebytes has certainly been getting a lot of attention from other companies. In 2009, IOBit decided to take advantage of Malwarebytes definition files by implementing them into their own. Malwarebytes quickly caught wind of this and accused Chinese software firm IOBit so reverse engineering it's malware signatures. This of course brought about a lot of commotion and IOBit received a lot of negative press. Thankfully, they finally did the right thing and removed Malwarebytes definitions from their own definitions. Recently, ChronoPay revealed to security researcher and journalist Brian Krebs that they've hired programmers to reverse engineer the free version of Malwarebytes in an attempt to create their own anti virus solution. Upon learning this to the researcher published screenshots from a ChronoPay internal system showing that they deal with distributing scareware, selling pirated music, running illegal online pharmacies and much more. When confronted about this, ChronoPay released an official statement denying any involvement in the distribution of scareware. "We assure both our customers and competitors that we have no involvement at all with scareware or malware and warn anyone attacking our company with likes and rumor that we will put the full weight of our company behind the appropriate legal response." ChronoPay may be attempting to find a way of evading the Malwarebytes product since they deal with distributing scareware. Another possibility, is that they're interested in the code to use for one of their own products that they may release in the future. Either way, attempting to reverse engineer someone elses intellectual property without permission is never good news. View the full article
  11. Firefox (referred to as Fx) is an open source browser developed by Mozilla. The second most popular browser worldwide, Firefox features a customizable user interface that allows you to enhance it using custom themes and Personas. Personas change the appearance of the user interface without rearranging the elements. Themes however, can completely change the UI ranging from the types of buttons to the color sceme used. Add-ons allow you to customize Firefox to your liking to make a more enjoyable web surfing experience. Some examples of popular add-ons that you can use to customize Firefox are AdBlock Plus, DownThemAll!, TabMixPlus and many more. Firefox has tabbed browsing, bookmarks, a built in session manager, private browsing, personas, themes, add-ons and more. Firefox does not use ActiveX which helps make it a more secure browser. Firefox does make use of many plugins to enhance your web experience. From Shockwave, Flash, Quicktime and more; your browsing experience reaches new levels with the Firefox browser. Downloads: Firefox 5.0 | All builds View: Release Notes Homepage: Mozilla Firefox View the full article
  12. The update to the anti-malware engine will be starting with Microsoft Security Essentials and will also update security solutions such as: Forefront Client Security, Forefront Endpoint Protection, and Windows Intune Endpoint Protection. The new engine version will be in the range of 1.1.700X.0. Aside from the change in the version number no other actual information has been revealed about what changes are being made. However, with the engine receiving an upgrade it is believed that the detection will improve. If this is anything like the last engine upgrade then it may be a little late. Considering the recent studies have shown that the Microsoft Security Essentials is the most used security solution worldwide, many users will benefit from the engine upgrade. Those studies have shown estimates that over 10.6% of users are running Microsoft Security Essentials. More people are using Microsoft Security Essentials than other free and pay anti-virus solutions. While this may be surprising to some, I definitely must say, "Well done, Microsoft." View the full article
  13. The update to the anti-malware engine will be starting with Microsoft Security Essentials and will also update security solutions such as: Forefront Client Security, Forefront Endpoint Protection, and Windows Intune Endpoint Protection. The new engine version will be in the range of 1.1.700X.0. Aside from the change in the version number no other actual information has been revealed about what changes are being made. However, with the engine receiving an upgrade it is believed that the detection will improve. If this is anything like the last engine upgrade then it may be a little late. Considering the recent studies have shown that the Microsoft Security Essentials is the most used security solution worldwide, many users will benefit from the engine upgrade. Those studies have shown estimates that over 10.6% of users are running Microsoft Security Essentials. More people are using Microsoft Security Essentials than other free and pay anti-virus solutions. While this may be surprising to some, I definitely must say, "Well done, Microsoft." View the full article
  14. By now many of you have heard of LulzSec. You may have heard of their recent activities such as launching DDoS attacks against gaming sites to hacking into government affiliated web sites. They have also been using Twitter to talk about what they're doing along with cracking a few jokes. Recently, the group obtained a long list of e-mail addresses and approximately 62,000 passwords. Of these, some of the most common passwords were really to be expected. Some of those common passwords include “123456â€, “11111â€, “0000â€, “1234†and of course “passwordâ€. This should be a good reminder to many people to make sure that they use complex passwords. It's very helpful to make sure you're using a strong password while surfing the Internet. This way hackers will not be able to break into your account as easily if you're using a strong password. If you're concerned about losing your passwords you may want to try a program called KeePass. For those of you that are wondering KeePass is an open source password manager that stores your passwords in a highly encrypted data base I can only be unlocked with one master password or key. View the full article
  15. By now many of you have heard of LulzSec. You may have heard of their recent activities such as launching DDoS attacks against gaming sites to hacking into government affiliated web sites. They have also been using Twitter to talk about what they’re doing along with cracking a few jokes. Recently, the group obtained a long list of e-mail addresses and approximately 62,000 passwords. Of these, some of the most common passwords were really to be expected. Some of those common passwords include “123456”, “11111”, “0000”, “1234” and of course “password”. This should be a good reminder to many people to make sure that they use complex passwords. It’s very helpful to make sure you’re using a strong password while surfing the Internet. This way hackers will not be able to break into your account as easily if you’re using a strong password. If you’re concerned about losing your passwords you may want to try a program called KeePass. For those of you that are wondering KeePass is an open source password manager that stores your passwords in a highly encrypted data base I can only be unlocked with one master password or key. View the full article
  16. The royalty free cross platform API for browser based 3D graphics known as WebGL has been found to be insecure and potentially harmful to machines. Apparently WebGL allows other web pages to exploit the browser. WebGL utilizes hardware acceleration and because of more of the user system can be exposed. The reason for that is that WebGL access is the graphics card drivers. So, if there are vulnerabilities that are discovered in graphics cards there isn’t a simple security update the can be run. The driver rules differ from one piece of hardware to the next. Microsoft Security Response Center Engineering has issued an announcement and support of evidence stating that they cannot endorse the use of WebGL in its current form. They believe that WebGL exposes much more of a user's system than previously and could result in remote compromise. Hopefully in the near future WebGL we'll be able to get these issues sorted out. It would be nice to see something of this nature implemented into browsers. In fact, the stable release is just over three months old. WebGL made its debut March 3, 2011 so it is still very young. View the full article
  17. The royalty free cross platform API for browser based 3D graphics known as WebGL has been found to be insecure and potentially harmful to machines. Apparently WebGL allows other web pages to exploit the browser. WebGL utilizes hardware acceleration and because of more of the user system can be exposed. The reason for that is that WebGL access is the graphics card drivers. So, if there are vulnerabilities that are discovered in graphics cards there isn’t a simple security update the can be run. The driver rules differ from one piece of hardware to the next. Microsoft Security Response Center Engineering has issued an announcement and support of evidence stating that they cannot endorse the use of WebGL in its current form. They believe that WebGL exposes much more of a user’s system than previously and could result in remote compromise. Hopefully in the near future WebGL we’ll be able to get these issues sorted out. It would be nice to see something of this nature implemented into browsers. In fact, the stable release is just over three months old. WebGL made its debut March 3, 2011 so it is still very young. View the full article
  18. Twitter has become the owner of the domain name re-tweet.com. The article says Twitter bought the domain from an individual named David Quinlan on June 13, 2011. The domain Re-tweet.com was sold through a Flippa auction a few months ago, but Twitter finally got it for only $150. Twitter has long been trying to acquire a U.S. trademark for 'retweet', which is a way for users to easily spread other people's public messages on Twitter, but the company still hasn't made it its own. Source: Brothersoft View the full article
  19. Twitter has become the owner of the domain name re-tweet.com. The article says Twitter bought the domain from an individual named David Quinlan on June 13, 2011. The domain Re-tweet.com was sold through a Flippa auction a few months ago, but Twitter finally got it for only $150. Twitter has long been trying to acquire a U.S. trademark for 'retweet', which is a way for users to easily spread other people's public messages on Twitter, but the company still hasn't made it its own. Source: Brothersoft View the full article
  20. Pidgin is a multi-protocol instant messaging (IM) client for Linux, BSD, MacOS X, and Windows. It is compatible with AIM and ICQ (Oscar protocol), MSN Messenger, Yahoo!, IRC, Jabber, Gadu-Gadu, SILC, Novell GroupWise Messenger, Lotus Sametime, and Zephyr networks. Gaim users can log in to multiple accounts on multiple IM networks simultaneously. This means that you can be chatting with friends on AOL Instant Messenger, talking to a friend on Yahoo Messenger, and sitting in an IRC channel all at the same time. Pidgin supports many features of the various networks, such as file transfer, away messages, and typing notification. It also goes beyond that and provides many unique features. A few popular features are Buddy Pounces, which give the ability to notify you, send a message, play a sound, or run a program when a specific buddy goes away, signs online, or returns from idle; and plugins, consisting of text replacement, a buddy ticker, extended message notification, iconify on away, spell checking, tabbed conversations, and more. Pidgin runs on a number of platforms, including Windows, Linux, and Qtopia (Sharp Zaurus and iPaq). Download: Pidgin 2.8.0 Changes: Changelog Homepage: Pidgin.im View the full article
  21. VLC (VideoLAN) is a multi-platform multimedia player that is driven by open-source development. It can read DVDs, VCDs, MPEG, and DivX files and from a satellite card. It can also read a stream from a network sent by the VideoLAN Server or another source. The stream can be MPEG 2 TS in UDP or HTTP packets unicasted or multicasted on an IPv4 or IPv6 network. Download: VLC media player 1.1.10 | Other Versions Changes: Changes Homepage: VideoLAN View the full article
  22. Notepad++ is a free source code editor (and Notepad replacement), which supports several programming languages, running under the MS Windows environment. This project, based on the Scintilla edit component, written in C++ with pure win32 api and STL that ensures the higher execution speed and smaller size of the program. Notepad++ supports the following languages: C, C++, Java, C#, XML, HTML, PHP, javascript, RC resource file, makefile, ASCII art file, doxygen, ini file, batch file, ASP, VB/VBS source files, SQL, Objective-C, CSS, Pascal, Perl, Python and Lua. Download: Notepad++ 5.9.2 Homepage: Notepad++ View the full article
  23. foobar2000 is a comprehensive, easy to use audio player for Windows. Featuring full Unicode support, advanced tagging capabilities, customizable hotkeys, ReplayGain to help correct your audio and many more useful utilities to assist your media library. There are multiple ways to configure and customize your user interface. foobar's developer also includes an open component architecture allowing third-party developers to extend functionality of the player. foobar2000 allows you to easily use multiple playlists and utilize features to remove both duplicates and dead items. foobar handles multiple popular audio formats, including: MP1, MP2, MP3, MP4, MPC, AAC, Ogg Vorbis, FLAC, Ogg FLAC, WavPack, WAV, AIFF, AU, SND, and CDDA without the need for plugins to play all of those formats.There are also features to support viewing album art, browing your media library, having visualizations and configuring the equalizer. Download: foobar2000 1.1.7 (3.10MB, *.exe) Information: Changes | Release Notes Homepage: foobar2000 View the full article
  24. Notepad++ is a free source code editor (and Notepad replacement), which supports several programming languages, running under the MS Windows environment. This project, based on the Scintilla edit component, written in C++ with pure win32 api and STL that ensures the higher execution speed and smaller size of the program. Notepad++ supports the following languages: C, C++, Java, C#, XML, HTML, PHP, javascript, RC resource file, makefile, ASCII art file, doxygen, ini file, batch file, ASP, VB/VBS source files, SQL, Objective-C, CSS, Pascal, Perl, Python and Lua. Download: Notepad++ 5.9.1 Homepage: Notepad++ View the full article
  25. Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware is a full-blown anti-malware program that has recently left the labs and can be considered the next step in the detection and removal of malware. Malwarebytes Team put together a host of new technologies that were specially designed to quickly detect, deter and destroy any malware that could reside in your computer. Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware monitors every process and actually stops malicious processes before they even start. It uses an impressive technology that is in fact a completely novel way of heuristic scanning and it is the teams response to the increasingly complex malware threats. And, as they did with Malwarebytes' RogueRemover we also have added a threats center. You can simply check online which pests are removed the most and thus are the most prevalent. Download: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 1.51 Screenshot: Image Preview Homepage: Malwarebytes View the full article
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