Windows Defender Offline Beta

virus_alertsWindows Defender Offline Beta, is an application you can add to USB, CD, DVD to allow you to boot to the USB, Disk and see if the application can remove any malware that is causing your PC not to start. While this is a beta and beta’s are programs in development its a great option to the fight against malware for any PC tech.

“Sometimes, malicious and other potentially unwanted software, including rootkits, try to install themselves on your PC. This can happen when you connect to the Internet or install some programs from a CD, DVD, or other media. Once on your PC, this software might run immediately, or it might run at unexpected times.Windows Defender Offline Beta can help remove such hard to find malicious and potentially unwanted programs using definitions that recognize threats”

Download from HERE (both 32bit and 64bit versions available) and FAQ HERE

Home Dash for Firefox 4.0 beta



Home Dash is the newest Prospector experiment to improve search and content discovery in Firefox. It removes all the standard web browser interface like the location bar, search bar and tabs; and leaves behind just a Firefox logo that is used to bring up a dashboard. Here on the right-hand side, Home Dash has found my top 24 sites and organized them based on my browsing behavior. While still far from it’s end goal, this was the original idea of making a browse-based browser (as opposed to a search-based one).

In the top left corner, there’s a search box where I can type “mo”, and like Speak Words, the rest of “mozilla” has been filled in. The top sites on the right now only show those that match “mozilla” and above them are my filtered open tabs. By pointing at a site, I get an Instant Preview of the page, which now is ready for me to use and gives me feedback that I’m going to the right place. Similarly, I can also preview the matching tabs by pointing at them.

Pages from my history show up along the left, but if I feel like I want web results as well, I can click on a search icon just under the input box to get data from Google. And if that still isn’t enough, I can activate a second search to get side-by-side results with Bing. Additionally, if I keep typing, both searches will instantly update.”

Download the Add-on HERE

Do note that you need to be running Firefox 4.0 beta and you can download it from HERE