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Saturday, March 12, 2011

Game Booster

If you`re a true gamer then you`ll understand why we always want our PCs have to perform at 97% of it`s capability. We overclock processors, change or improve the chassis cooling system, among many other tweaks. A couple of months ago i read on some forum about a software called Game booster from IObit. I downloaded it and it  allowed me to shut down unnecessary system processes and a couple of programs. This enabled a couple FPS to be squeezed in on prototype. Back then it was free and had a few features. the latest Game booster has all the features available in the previous version but enhanced, can defragment game files, and tweak the system.
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To download a copy of game booster Click Here 
For more information about Game booster Click Here

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Re- Enable

Recently my PC got infected by the Trojan that infects Autorun.inf file. Basically this Trojan has a habit of disabling the task manager, device manager, registry editor, system restore among many other administrative functions. The first time i got infected with this a similar Trojan, it had not gone as far as disabling the registry, so i cleaned it with an anti-virus then had to re-enable the other administrative functions in the registry. Trust me, if you don`t know your way around the registry you will have trouble doing this. Tangosoft.co.uk came up with Re-Enable which simplifies the whole process of re enabling administrative function by a simple click. It is so simple and straight forward to use.
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The software has the capability to restore functionality to these Windows features
1. Windows Registry
2. Command Line Tool
3. Windows Task Manager
4. System Restore Config
5. Folder Options
6. Run command
7. My Computer
8. Task Scheduler
9. Right Click Context menu
10. Ms-Config (Xp only)
11. Control Panel

The major requirement is that it requires a .Net framework
It`s good to have this app stored somewhere just in case you or your friend falls victim to one of those viruses or Trojans that disables administrative functionality.
To download Re-Enable Click Here

For more information Click Here

Monday, March 7, 2011

Wireshark -Network Protocol analyzer

This post goes to anyone who`s interested in networking. am currently doing a certification course on networking and i stumbled on this application called Wireshark. Wireshark in network protocol analyzer that can read/write many different capture file formats: tcpdump (libpcap), Catapult DCT2000, Cisco Secure IDS iplog, Microsoft Network Monitor, NAI Sniffer (compressed and uncompressed), Sniffer Pro, and NetXray, Network Instruments Observer, Novell LANalyzer, RADCOM WAN/LAN Analyzer, Shomiti/Finisar Surveyor, Tektronix K12xx, Visual Networks Visual UpTime, and WildPackets EtherPeek/TokenPeek/AiroPeek among many others. It has alot of features that i am currently still learning to use, they claim to be "The World's Most Popular Network Protocol Analyzer" and i can`t depute that. 


Wireshark is great protocol analyzer and packet sniffer but the downside is that it requires basic understanding of networking and TCP/IP. To download a copy click here.
For more information on wireshark Click here 

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Optimize your memory with MINIMEM

We all have been in a situation whereby you run a certain program, then the PC really slows down. Since am a developer i run mozilla firefox and Netbeans IDE simultaneously most of the time when working on a project, Mozilla alone used to consume up to 400MB of physical memory and when you add Netbeans in the mix, life became less interesting. that was until i discovered Minimem. Minimen is a freeware from Kerkia that optimizes memory usage to improve performance and response rate. It enables the user to choose a program and limit the max physical memory it can use. Minimem did help me sought out the issues such as Mozilla memory footprint and allowed me to run other applications simultaneously. it unfortunately it is available on windows only
For more information on Minimem Click Here. Download your copy 32 bit Minimem or 64 bit Minimem