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Removing Viruses at 2017

Times have changed, in days past, a virus was a small program which would infect the memory when run and then it would infect other files it came in touch with.
Nowdays, viruses come in many flavors, there are the traditional viruses (do they even still exist?), worms, malware, spyware, ransomware among other types of unwanted small programs infecting your computer without you inviting them.
The distinction between those types of bad software is non relevant IMHO, all of those shouldn't exist and ideally I should have one tool to scrap them all.
But the reality is different, if you find some bad behaviour infecting your browser for example (a sticky not needed homepage or search engine etc) which tool do you need to start in order to eradicate it ?  maybe you will even end by googling it out and doing some manual labor in order to remove it (ridiculous as it is prone to error and to other hazards).
So, I hereby declare here my dissatisfaction of the current state of things and de…

Best Free Video Editing Tools in 2017

Video editing is a large subject and there are many tools for this trade.
That is the crux of the problem, when having too many tools, one doesn't find what he needs, thus might make stupid decisions like buying a tool even though he has all of the tools for free, or as what  most commonly happens - he installs a set of tools while unknowingly installing 3rd party unneeded spam or even spyware and malware, as many tools are disguised as free in order to make the user unknowingly install their spyware on his computer.
Thus have I decided to try and mini-map these charted grounds.
I won't write about paid applications here as I want to focus on the free ones.
I prefer opensourced applications and constantly updated ones.

Basic video cut/delete/merge/split functionality For the basic video cut/delete/merge/split functionality, I searched for a very simple application which would do only that, without any transcoding (which leads to really slower work and loss of quality), prefer…

Uncover your Neighbours Passwords Over his Wifi (MITM)

In this article I will show you how simple it is to uncover passwords which are sent over your wifi network.
In a nutshell When you connect to a network, you are sending all of your data as packets to the router which in turn sends it on to your ISP and from there to the WWW, so if you are connected to a network in which others are connected to, there are very simple ways to see all of the data they are sending to the router (as you yourself are also connected to it).
This technique is called Man in the middle attack or in short MITM, it is using APR messages spoofing and other uninteresting tech methods behind the scenes to uncover all traffic going through the same network.
I will show you how to do it using the Windows operating system, with an application having a good-enough gui (cain & abel).
Most hacking tools are created for the linux OS and the windows hacking tools are mediocre at best, that being said, Cain & Abel is an exception as it is a very powerful tool, writ…

Free DVD Ripping at 2017 take 2

After I chose my main tool of the trade for ripping DVDs at my previous post, I want to write down about my whole suite of tools for perfect DVD ripping and basic editing.
Before I begin I want to be clear that I don't want to talk about heavy duty video editing tools, where one has a video and audio timelines where he can edit every aspect of the video as well as add text etc.
In this post I intend to talk about the light video editing which will consist of the following functionality:
Ripping Process Ripping the DVD to the local disk - 1:1 quality rip (no transcoding done) (and all security measures on the dvd will be broken on this stage) - this stage is important as it causes the dvd to work for the shortest time, thus decreasing the wear and tear of the dvd.Authoring the DVD, which means removing unneeded sections of the dvd like languages which are not needed (removing whole audio streams from the dvd container), removing trailers etc.Now that I have only the needed video, a…

RIP your DVDs for free at 2017

I used to rip my DVDs several years back, so I had my slew of free software which did the job, and did it well.
I used DVD Shrink to grab what I wanted from the DVD, while using DVDDecrypter and DVD43 to overcome the DRM and other dvd security measures.
Then I would transcode the dvd which then resided in my harddrive using virtualdub, ususally to Xvid format, while embedding the subtitles in the video.

Well, dvds are not so popular anymore (I don't even have a normal dvd drive in my current computers around the house, so I connected an external dvd drive to my computer), and I haven't ripped a dvd for at least five years now, which is light years in computers and technology time.
So, I went out there, to see what is new and what should I use today to do the the same job.
My requirements are simple:

Requirements Nice GUISimple GUIOne software to do the whole job (rip, compress, select only the wanted streams etc)(Optional) Software which will be able to use hardware accelerati…

FTP with Remote archive handling

Is FTP Enough ? FTP is the way one usually goes when he wants to upload/download files to his server, but pure uploading and downloading is not enough, as there is a simple yet very important feature which is still absent and it is some archive handling.
When I say "Archive handling" I refer to packing and extracting files to/from an archive (eg: tar or zip file).
Why Archive handling Because transferring many files (thousands) to/from my server is very very slow, so when I want to start a new site and upload all files for my wordpress site, I prefer uploading a single zip file (less than one minute) then extracting it remotely on my server which will take several seconds, rather than upload thousands of files which might take several hours (assuming nothing fails in the way). (same goes for backing up my site, where zipping the whole site then downloading a single file is much preferred over downloading all files from the server)
The usual way I did it in the past was to u…