EULA? EULAlyze it using EULAlyzer

I found a new entry of software via CoU the other day.  It’s called EULAlyzer. EULAlyzer can analyze license agreements in seconds, and provide a detailed listing of potentially interesting words and phrases. Discover if the software you’re about to install displays pop-up ads, transmits personally identifiable information, uses unique identifiers to track you, or much much more. The Benefits: Discover potentially hidden behavior about the software you’re going to install Pick up on things you missed when reading license agreements Keep a saved database of the license agreements you view Instant results – super-fast analysis in just a second … Continue reading EULA? EULAlyze it using EULAlyzer

Manage Internet Explorer’s Restricted Sites using ZonedOut released ZonedOut – a utility that will allow you manage Internet Explorer’s restricted sites.  With ZonedOut, you can Add, Delete, Import, Export, Build a WhiteList and More!   The Menus:   Why ZonedOut is useful?  If you are using any program (e.g. SpywareBlaster, Spybot Search & Destroy) or file (e.g. IE-SPYAD) that add list of bad sites in Internet Explorer’s restricted zone, you will find ZonedOut useful!  There are times we want to whitelist a site but the Internet Explorer’s restricted sites’ manager do not have “search utility“.  You will find yourself scrolling or mess with Windows Registry Editor … Continue reading Manage Internet Explorer’s Restricted Sites using ZonedOut

Privacy tool – Office 2003 Add-in: Word Redaction

Microsoft released an Office 2003 Add-in called Word Redaction.  Redaction is the careful editing of a document to remove confidential information.  With the Word 2003 Redaction Add-in, users of Microsoft Office Word 2003 now have an effective, user-friendly tool to help them redact confidential text in Word documents.

One on One with Grinler, site owner

Calendar of Updates (CoU) proudly presents another One on One Interview with a respected and special person in the security community – Lawrence Abrams, also known as Grinler. The owner of the popular site and a Microsoft MVP for Windows Security. Learn more about Grinler by reading CoU’s One on One with Grinler

Microsoft AntiSpyware ‘now’ detects Hotbar

Earlier this month, we published a simple study (test) comparing few antispyware program’s real time protection – Does your antispyware’s real-time protection work? One of the antispyware programs that we studied is Microsoft’s Windows AntiSpyware Beta 1 which failed to protect the system in real time while installing a common threat Hotbar and did not detect Hotbar as adware or spyware. Microsoft released 5729 definitions earlier today so I did another test using Windows AntiSpyware’s real time protection with 5729 definitions and using Hotbar’s installer again: See the result in Calendar of Updates

Local PC vendor loves Microsoft Windows AntiSpyware

I visited a local PC shop here in Macau today to look for new printer.  The tech guy (also the owner of the shop) recognized me as one of Microsoft’s MVP awardee (kewl!…. LOL).  We talked about spyware and his home user costumers.  He said “Every time my customers will ask for tech support, I will find out that there is no problem with the hardware or system itself.  Most problem is caused by spyware only.  When I haven’t discover about Microsoft’s antispyware, I usually have to load 2 to 3 anti-spyware programs to remove the spyware in my customers machine!.  Now whenever my … Continue reading Local PC vendor loves Microsoft Windows AntiSpyware

MVP Program in Computer America

Sean O’Driscoll, Global Director MVP & Technical Communities was interviewed by Craig Crossman – Computer America (A computer talk show) about what is Microsoft Valuable Professional (MVP) Program of Microsoft.  Who are they? What they did to receive the award? Where to find them? How to become an MVP? You can listen by downloading the whooping 18MB from (click 03/24/05 – Hour 1 to start the download.  It’s .mp3 file) Get involved or get help by visiting Microsoft Newsgroup, Home Communities, IT Pro Communities and/or non-Microsoft community sites or forums!

View RSS, RDF and ATOM feeds inside IE

I found a free application that will allow Internet Explorer users to view RSS, RDF and ATOM feeds.  It is Chrysanth NETime Channel.  I gave it a try (Internet Explorer 6 in XP SP2).  See screenshot: Before (Click image for larger view): After (Click image for larger view): After installating this free application, it adds BHO, Toolbar, an entry in HOSTS file, Browser Menu Extension and User’s System Startup: Alert is shown by SpywareGuard for installation of BHO.  Logged by SpywareGuard: NEW BHO DETECTION ALERTOn 05:12:48 02/27/2005 a new BHO installation attempt was detected.BHO: {9323C176-6AA5-4902-B0B9-4D37AA8DFB9A}ProgramID: n/aFile Location: D:WINDOWSsystem32CSNETimeChannelLibrary.dllUser Action Taken: KEEP BHO … Continue reading View RSS, RDF and ATOM feeds inside IE

Microsoft Fingerprint Reader is one of my new friend

“Say goodbye to password hassles.  Now you can log on to your computer and your favorite Web sites with the touch of your finger, without having to remember all those passwords–simply place your finger on the receiver whenever a password or username is required.”  The above is true! Microsoft Fingerprint Reader is one of my new friend 🙂  I love it because I can log-in now with my computer, to any site or favorite instant messenger using my fingerprint. So easy! Just place your finger on the fingerprint reader and viola! you’re “in”.  It works great with any sites using Internet Explorer, Windows or MSN Messenger and … Continue reading Microsoft Fingerprint Reader is one of my new friend