Archive for June, 2009

MsnPass.Info Scam Report

Saturday, June 27th, 2009

One of my software users reported me about a scam Web site in french that sells my MessenPass utility in another faked name.
This Web site displays a faked screenshot of MessenPass utility. In this screenshot, the name of the utility is MsnPass.Info and my Web site address in the status bar was removed.
This Web site offers the users to "purchase" this utility for 2.00 EUR, which looks like a good and attractive price for a password-recovery utility , but without specifying that it's a freeware tool that was taken from NirSoft.

This Web site uses the services of allopass.com to get the payments from users. I already send them a message about this scam, but I don't know if they are going to do something about that.

The Web site address is http://www.msnpass.info

128 GB flash drive from Kingston

Wednesday, June 24th, 2009

In my previous post, I said that the largest available flash drive is 64 GB.
So I discovered that I was wrong, Because just a week ago, Kingston announced about the first 128 GB flash drive in the market.

If you are really a millionaire that want to waste your money, you can purchase this flash drive in a special price of $1065 at Amazon.

If you are not a millionaire, wait 2 years, and then you'll be able to purchase the same flash drive in less than 10% of the price that it's sold today.
In that time, we'll probably see the first 512 GB or even 1 TB flash drives in the market.

Compare the speed of USB flash drives

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2009

USBDeview has a new feature that allows you to test the read and write speed of your USB flash drive. But the more interesting feature is the ability the submit the speed test result to http://usbspeed.nirsoft.net, so you and other people will be able to easily compare the speed of many USB flash drives.

In the first 24 hours of this USBDeview release, I already received more than 50
speed test records, which is quite impressive.

However, in this growing speed tests list, there is a lacking of 32 GB and 64 GB flash drives, probably because these flash drives are still quite rare and expensive, and most people simply don't purchase them.
(I must admit that I also have only 16GB flash drive, and I won't purchase the larger flash drives until their price will decrease...)
Just for example: The price of 'Kingston DataTraveler 64 GB' at Amazon is $148, and there are some other 64 GB flash drives that are even more expensive.

If you already have one of these expensive 32GB/64GB flash drives, I'll be glad if you test them with USBDeview and submit the test result to http://usbspeed.nirsoft.net

Also, be aware to the difference between USB Flash Drives and USB external hard disk drives.
Flash Drives are memory devices that stores the data in flash memory, while USB external hard disks are regular hard disks plugged to USB that stores the data in magnetic surfaces, like the hard disk inside your computer.
Currently, the largest available flash drives can store up to 64 GB of data, while external hard disk drives are avialble in much larger sizes, and some of them can store more than 1 TB (1000 GB) of data.

Adding new applications to Windows startup

Saturday, June 20th, 2009

WhatInStartup utility now allows you to add new applications into the list of programs that are executed at Windows startup. You can add your new startup item into the Registry or into the startup folder of Windows.

In order to use this feature, simply select "New Startup Item" from the File menu, or press Ctrl+N, and then choose the desired item type, fill the 'Item Name' and 'Process Path' fields, and click the 'Ok' button.

In addition to this feature WhatInStartup now also has 3 new columns in the main window: 'File Created Time', 'File Modified Time', and 'File Attributes'.

New MAC Address lookup tool – MACAddressView

Tuesday, June 16th, 2009

MACAddressView is a new utility that allows you to easily find the company details (company name, address, and country) according to the MAC address of a product.
It also allows you to find MAC address records according to the company name, company address, or country name.
MACAddressView doesn't send any request to a remote server, it simply uses the internal MAC addresses database stored inside the .exe file.

You can read more about MACAddressView and download it from here.

Whois utility now displays ‘Expires On’, ‘Created On’, and ‘Last Updated On’ columns

Saturday, June 13th, 2009

The new version of WhoisThisDomain utility (v1.40) displays 3 new columns: 'Expires On', 'Created On', and 'Last Updated On'. These columns are automatically filled for .com and .net domains registered with major Registrar, like GoDaddy and Network Solutions.
Unfortunately, there is no standard for displaying the expire/created dates in the WHOIS response, and each WHOIS server send these dates in different format, so I cannot insure that this feature will work for every WHOIS request.

Also, there are many WHOIS servers that don't provide the expire/created datea at all, so in this case, WhoisThisDomain will never be able to display them.

New DLL Information site for Windows 7

Wednesday, June 10th, 2009

I created a new Web site containing information about every DLL in the system32 directory of Windows 7 Release Candidate.

Each DLL page contains the following information:

  • Version information - product name, company, file desctiption, and so on.
  • DLL popularity - Shows you how many DLLs are statically linked to this file.
  • List of files that are statically linked to the specified file. Displayed only when the number of files in the list is 10 or less.
  • Sections information - Shows you the code and data sections in the DLL.
  • Resources information - Displays a summary of resources stored in the DLL (icons, bitmaps, cursors, dialog-boxes, and so on)
  • Icons Thumbnail - A Thumbnail with all icons stored in the DLL.
  • Cursors Thumbnail - A Thumbnail with all cursors stored in the DLL.
  • Strings information - Displays a list of strings stored in this DLL (Currently the list is limited to 100 strings)
  • Diaogbox information - Displays a list of dialog-boxes captions in this DLL (Currently the list is limited to 100 dialog-boxes)
  • Static Linking - Displays the list of DLL files that are statically linked to the DLL. When a DLL is loaded the DLL in this Static Linking list are also loaded with it.
  • Exports/Imports List - A list of all imported and exported functions.

There are also some "Top DLL" statitics tables that shows the DLL files with largest number of icons, DLL files with largest number of cursors, and so on.

DLL File Information for Windows 7

Utilities update for Windows 7 and x64 systems.

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2009

3 of my utilities that stopped working under Windows 7 - RegFromApp, ProcessActivityView, and SocketSniff, are now fixed and works properly with Windows 7.
These utilities failed to work with Windows 7 due to some changes made in Windows 7 kernel, and you can read more about these kernel changes, here.

In addition to the updates for Windows 7, I also added x64 downloads for RegFromApp, ProcessActivityView, and RunAsDate utilities.