Windows Essencials Codec Pack for All Your Multimedia Needs

Get Codecs Pack
Get Codecs Pack

Ever been disappointed when you weren’t able to play your favorite movie on your PC or listen to the latest album of your favorite artist?

That was the case with me when I tried to play a movie which was in .mkv(matroska video) format. I hadn’t had any introduction with this format before, and whatever movies that I watched were in my favorite – XviD Codec :) (more…)

Yahoo Messenger 10 Beta is out!

Do more than just IM with Yahoo! Messenger 10 BETA

The latest Yahoo! Messenger of now, Yahoo! Messenger 10 BETA is available for download. YM 10 has a lot of new features including friend’s Updates, enhanced Video Chat, improved language support & much more.

Click Here to get the latest Yahoo! Messenger.

And yeah, forgot to mention that it is faster than Yahoo! Messenger 9 :)

Here’s a snap…

Yahoo 10 Beta
Yahoo 10 Beta

In-Built Scientific Calculator in Windows

The classic Calculator that you get with Windows has a “scientific” mode in it, which allows you to easily do scientific and complex calculations on your computer.
Here are the steps to get your Windows Calculator into scientific mode:

  1. Open Calculator (Windows Key + R, and then type “calc” and hit Enter).

    Opening Calculator
    Opening Calculator
  2. Go to “View” and choose the option “Scientific” from? the menu.
  3. Switching to Scientific Mode
    Switching to Scientific Mode

  4. Then you’ll see a calculator that has got a lot of things to get you going through your calculations.

    Scientific Calculator
    Scientific Calculator

BackTrack Linux – The Penetration Tool

According to Remote-Exploit.org:

“BackTrack is the most top rated linux live distribution focused on penetration testing. With no installation whatsoever, the analysis platform is started directly from the CD-Rom and is fully accessible within minutes.”

BackTrack Logo
BackTrack Logo

The BackTrack Project was created by Mati Aharoni & Max Moser. The first n0n-beta version of BackTrack was released on May 26, 2006. The latest version of BackTrack is 4 Beta, the major change in this version is that, BackTrack is now Debian-based.

BackTrack is bundled with 300+ Security Tools, it has what all a security expert needs. BackTrack is also the favorite tool of security testers worldwide.

BackTrack has many added apps. to its default suite. The notable additions are:

  • Metasploit integration
  • RFMON Injection capable wireless drivers
  • Kismet
  • Autoscan-Network (AutoScan-Network is a network discovering and managing application)
  • NMap
  • Ettercap
  • Wireshark (formerly known as Ethereal)

Get BackTrack to get these features +a lot more :)

Download:

Password Viewers

Saving Passwords on IE, Firefox, Yahoo Messenger, etc helps you to easily access your account next time, without inserting your password, but this idea is no-good. Why? Read further to know the reason.

If someone has physical access to your computer, he can easily see your passwords using the softwares mentioned below, and there are other ways of password-theft online.

What these softwares basically does is it finds the file in which the passwords are saved, decrypts them and makes them visible to the user. You can carry these softwares in your Flash Drive and use them on your victims.

Some good password viewers:

  1. MSPass: Displays saved passwords of Messengers. Works for Yahoo Messenger, Google Talk, Windows Live/MSN, Skype and many others.
    Download:http://www.easy-share.com/1904610098/mspass.zip
  2. IE PassViewer: Displays saved passwords of Internet Explorer.
    Download:http://www.easy-share.com/1904610097/iepv.zip
  3. Password Fox: Displays saved passwords of Mozilla Firefox.
    Download:http://www.easy-share.com/1904610099/passwordfox.zip

TrueCrypt- For All Your Encryption Needs

TrueCrypt is a free, open-source, disk encryption software which protects your disks/files from unauthorized access. It is a software with bundles of features, simple and advanced. Its main features are:

  • Creation of virtual encrypted disks (&) mounting them as real disks.
  • Encrypting the entire HDD or a partition of HDD.
  • Encrypting a whole removable drive, such as USB Flash Disk.
  • Encrypted Disks can contain Hidden OS.
  • Encrypted disks can be made hidden, so that you’re not forced by anyone to reveal the password and view your files.
  • TrueCrypt Volumes cannot be identified, it will appear as an unknown file. (Unless you have the TrueCrypt Software directly installed on your PC, and the format of your volumes is shifted to .tc instead of anyfiles( .*).
  • TrueCrypt supports the following algorithms:
  1. AES-256
  2. Serpent
  3. Twofish

I myself have tried TrueCrypt on my USB and found it super!
You can get more information of TrueCrypt from its official site: http://www.truecrypt.org

Download TrueCrypt:

  1. From Easy Share: Click Here!
  2. From Easy Share: Portable Version– Click here!

Executable Viruses

I’ve downloaded a lot of stuff from net.And experienced that most of the fullversions/cracks have viruses attached to their exe files or executables and in cabs or cabinets.
 This hack was done by me by “mistake”. I had chosen the option “Don’t show known file Extentions” so I got the Winrar’s Logo on the cab file and thought that I had to extract it. I did that and messed up the cabinet. Then I thought of whether .exe file can also be extracted using WinRar and went Well!
This hack is very useful, as some antiviruses don’t allow a specific application to install if it has a virus in it.

(I recommend you to have the Avast Home Edition (It’s Free), its the Best Antivirus!)

So it goes this way:

  1. To do this, you need to have Winrar or any other such software, a fullversion software/game that has virus in it.
  2. Right-click on the specific file(.exe/.cab) which has the virus, if you have Winrar, there will be “Extraxt to ‘(Folder)'” or “Extract Here”.
  3. Choose any one of it, then goto the folder where the file was extracted.
  4. According to me, there will be to files, one is the real software’s installer and the other will be a virus, which was attached to the installer.
  5. Open the one that you think might be the installer, don’t worry if you have opened the virus your antivirus will detect it and prevent you from opening it.

Convert a Trial into Fullversion

I am always searching the net for good softwares and when I find them, they all are Trial Versions.

So a Trial? Means 30 Days or less. I started thinking….I found out that a trial software records its date of installation in a file in its folder and counts days.

So if after the trial is over, and when you delete its folder in which the date was recorded, the software would probably think that you have installed just now and then it creates a new date-recording-file.
And your trial starts over again…And if you want the Again..and Again!

Enough of writing, let’s come to the point.
Follow these 8 simple steps below:

  1. Get a trial and wait for it to be over, come back to this post after it is over :P LOL
  2. Uninstall the trial and restart your computer (if it is required).
  3. Then…The software’s settings folder is located in? C:\Documents and Settings\(Username)\Application Data (in Windows XP), in Windows Vista, it will be in C:\Users\(Username)\Application Data (doesn’t work in Vista if UAC is on)
  4. Look for your trial software’s name or company name in that folder. If you are having difficulty in getting that then check each of the folders content.Or search it.
  5. After you get that folder, just delete it.
  6. Now its time for some Registry work.Open Run (Windows Logo Key+R) and type ‘regedit’ in the registry editor, browse to My Computer\HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software and then search for your software’s folder and delete it. Do the same in?My Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE ,leave it if you don’t find the software there.
  7. Install the trial again and then it works from the starting.
  8. Repeat the same directions when your trial is over again!

Enjoy Fullversions!

Note: This is the legal way of doing it. Otherwise a crack or keygen can be used to convert it to full version forever, but illegally :D