Prevent Virus Infections with Sandboxie, The Virtual Environment Without a Virtual Machine

Prevent Virus Infections with Sandboxie, The Virtual Environment Without a Virtual Machine

Prevent Virus Infections with Sandboxie, The Virtual Environment Without a Virtual Machine

Trust No Program, that is Sandboxie’s motto…and we agree when it comes to programs from unknown sources. Which is why we are going to show you how to prevent virus infections with Sandboxie in this tutorial. Best of all, Sandboxie is free and nothing in this tutorial requires anything but a few minutes.

Prevent Virus Infections with Sandboxie, The Virtual Environment Without a Virtual Machine

Prevent Virus Infections with Sandboxie, The Virtual Environment Without a Virtual Machine

 

 

 

 

 

Sandboxie is a very useful security tool that runs on Windows 7 through Windows 10. It is essential to anyone who wants to download files and make sure they aren’t running anything malicious in the background. It is easy to prevent virus infections with Sandboxie with the right knowledge. Some of you may already be testing individual files on Virtual Machines like VMware Workstation or Virtual Box to prevent your host operating system from infection, and with Sandboxie you can do this without the need of a virtual machine that takes up more CPU and RAM than Sandboxie ever could.

So, what is Sandboxie? It is a virtual sandbox environment on your computer than can isolate programs so they cannot make permanent changes to your programs or PC. You can see what is running in the background to make sure the program is not bound with a RAT, Keylogger or other malicious software.

 

How to Use Sandboxie To Prevent Virus Infections with a Virtual Environment

Setting up Sandboxie

  1. Download Sandboxie from their download page and install it. You can find it here: http://www.sandboxie.com/index.php?DownloadSandboxie
  2. Once installed, Open the Sandboxie to configure it. Click on the system tray icon after opening it in your start menu or shortcut to open the control center.

How to Check If a File Is Infected

Step 1: Run a program in Sandboxie. Once you have a file you think is suspicious, you can right click the program and click “Run Sandboxed.”

Prevent Virus Infections with Sandboxie, The Virtual Environment Without a Virtual Machine

Prevent Virus Infections with Sandboxie, The Virtual Environment Without a Virtual Machine

 

 

 

 

Step 2. Choose the default box, wait a few seconds and click the button to continue within Sandboxie.

Step 3. Once you have opened your application in Sandboxie, you will see a yellow border indicating that it is sandboxed. Take a look at your Sandboxie control center to see the programs processes. You will see the default SandboxieRPCSs.exe and SandboxieDcomLaunch.exe and then your program.

How to Check If a File Is Infected

How to Check If a File Is Infected

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If the program has a virus bound with it, the virus will show along with the Exe file. So instead of 143VPN.exe showing up alone you would see 143VPN.exe and underneath that another .exe, such as server.exe.

Step 4. Go to View, and select Files and Folders, then expand them. From here you can see if the program starts to make changes to your folders that are unnecessary for a typical program to run, such as messing with system settings. Keep expanding it to see if it drops anything.

Using Sandboxie to Prevent Virus Infections Is Simple Isn’t It?

Yes, it is a very great program to use to test files for infection and to keep them from changing things you don’t want if they happen to be infected. You can use Sandboxie to open a web browser as well to prevent it from leaking viruses from ads and other files onto your computer. Sandboxie is only one of many ways to protect yourself, and this is not a fail-safe or the only method of safety you should take to prevent virus infections. Remember, always to use a Virus Protection program and keep a firewall up as well, and keep safe when it comes to the internet. Don’t trust everything, or as Sandboxie says: Trust No Program

How To Disable Adblock Users on Your Website

How To Disable Adblock Users on Your Website

How To Disable Adblock Users on Your Website

So, you have ads on your website or blog, and you have put up ads to help fund the website, and you want to make the most of your ads? If so, read on. This article will show you how to disable Adblock on your website. Many people user adblocking software within their web browsers to block ads. With the help of some javascript tweaking, you can deny them access to your site. This will work for both AdBlock and AdBlock Plus.

Many people use ad blocking software within their web browsers to block ads. Even I use the software Adblock, and sometimes I am enticed to disable it within reason under certain circumstances. With the help of some javascript tweaking, you can deny them access to your site. This will work for both AdBlock and AdBlock Plus.

 

The Redirect Method To Disable Adblock

To disable AdBlock you can use a few methods, this method will redirect users who have Adblock installed to another page. First, you need to create advertisement.js file on your hosting server where your website is, in the root directory. Adblocking software will be triggered by it due to the name, so do not change the name. Then one you have done this, add this code into the file:

document.write('<div id="tester">an advertisement</div>');

Now add this code right under <body> tag:

<script type="text/javascript" src="/advertisement.js"></script>

<script type="text/javascript">
if (document.getElementById("tester") == undefined){
    window.location = "http://yourlandingpage/adblock.html";
    }
</script>

With this code, you will redirect users to your landing page where you can ask them to disable adblocking software in order to approach your page.

The Request Method of Blocking Adblock

If a user likes your content, chances are they will be willing to support your website. That is, as long as you don’t have disruptive or malicous ads. The best way to accomplish asking is to add an HTML code snippet to your website. The code:

<style>
#IFobOXDmeghc {
display: none;
margin-bottom: 50px;
padding: 30px 15px;
background: #143;
text-align: center;
font-weight: bold;
color: #ccc;
border-radius: 10px;
}
</style>

<div id=”IFobOXDmeghc”>
Our Website uses Ads to make revenue to keep the site running.<br>
Please consider supporting us by disabling your ad blocker for this website.
</div>

<script src=”/ads.js” type=”text/javascript”></script>
<script type=”text/javascript”>

if(!document.getElementById(‘xfzvSiCjtqgE’)){
document.getElementById(‘IFobOXDmeghc’).style.display=’block’;
}

</script>

An example of what it will look like:

 

Our Website uses Ads to make revenue to keep the site running.
Please consider supporting us by disabling your ad blocker for this website.

You can also use the Anti Adblock plugin for WordPress on your blog, provided you use WordPress. You can find several plugins here that do just that:

https://wordpress.org/plugins/tags/adblock

Historical DynDNS DDoS Attack Effects Paypal Twitter Reddit and More

Historical DynDNS DDoS Attack Effects Paypal Twitter Reddit and More

Historical DynDns DDos Attack Affects Paypal, Twitter, Reddit and More

Yesterdays DynDns DDos Attack was an unprecedented DDoS attack which affected a large portion of the internet, especially on the east coast. Some of the websites that were taken offline as a result of the attack were Paypal, Twitter, Reddit, Spotify, Github, Etsy and there were plenty more affected. DynDNS  started to notice the attack at 4:10 PM PST. There was a total of 3 large attacks. The first attack targeting data centers in Chicago, Washington, D.C., and New York. On 10/23/2016 at roughly 12 pm, there was a second assault. The third hit at 2 AM PST on Saturday morning, the East Coast, Texas and California were affected by the attacks. Over 20 data centers were taken down. Reports say it was due to successful TCP SYN DDoS floods targeted at Dyn’s port 53.

Yesterday was a historical day for the technology industry as well as the internet community as a whole. The DynDns DDoS Attack Affected Paypal, Twitter, Reddit and more.

The technology sector and security researchers will have a hard time securing systems to these types of attacks. This historical DynDNS DDoS attack marks of the advances in the hacker community for DDoS attack tools. The power, capability of attacks and hardware available for infection just keeps growing. The tools used keep getting more sophisticated, and more easily accessible such as Mirai.

Mirai source code leaked

The primary tool used to attack Dyn DNS servers is a program called Mirai. Mirai is a program that is relatively easy to use, even for beginners. So much so that even complete beginners to the hacking scene can pick it up quickly. The source code was recently leaked for all to find and use. It infected insecure routers first, then everything on their networks they could infect. This includes, but isn’t limited to:

  • DVRs
  • Cable Boxes
  • Webcams and security DDTV cameras.

IoT devices or the Internet of Things were one of the primary targets of Mirai used in the DDoS attack on Dyn DNS. IoT devices are devices which are connected to the network. For example. speakers, DVRs, webcams, smart TVs and more. Anything that is connected to your network really, and what people don’t realize is, they are susceptible to attack.

Dyn DNS Mitigated the DDoS attack, and things are back to normal…for now

Dyn DNS is back to normal for now according to their site. Everything can be taken down of course with the right tools and power. The tech industry will continue to try to find more elaborate ways to stop DDoS attacks and other malicious threats. Hackers will always be right there with them. Their methods will become more elaborate as the tech industries methods do. The tech industry is shaken, as is the whole internet community. Conspiracies of it being an inside job have surfaced, as well as it being done by internet hacktivist collective Anonymous in support of Wikileaks being shut down.

 

Whatever started this attack, it is apparent that it was one of many battles to come in the War of the Internet.

How to Get Grammarly Premium Free

How to Get Grammarly Premium Free

Get Grammarly Premium Free

Get Grammarly Premium Free

How to Get Grammarly Premium Free

This guide will show you how to get Grammarly premium free. Don’t know what Grammarly is? It is a grammar and spell checker for Windows and Mac that integrates with various things such as your browser and Microsoft office.

You want to get Grammarly premium, but you don’t wish to pay an arm and a leg? Here is a small tutorial on how to get Grammarly Premium for free. In this guide we will not only show you how to get Grammarly for free, but we will show you how to get Grammarly for free and fast.

First you will navigate to Grammarly’s old sign up page here: https://ed.grammarly.com/register/signup/features/?edu=true

Fill out the signup information on the side.

The very last option you will get an Access Code box that will say optional. Copy and paste one of these codes into the “Access Code” box to get Grammarly premium free.

  1. FFeV6oSnRuE8pVxi
  2. RmKvZghXPpnxL9J2
  3. sEFgS39UvL9FECRr
  4. u5cjCJ6KbHabg9Q8
  5. Kvmh6r7RhonaZSac
  6. w84oyGF6QZ9aBb22
  7. n9bkZv9JYW5aUqWB
  8. BCSzJNf7facYann6
  9. RfsvdpL6gyUBoKrw
  10. G3ZAkz6v3JAVSck3
  11. 2gZ4ZF74xKUF8toB
  12. J3XhbKTUax7chWTc

 

Now, open your account on Grammarly and if it’s not asking you to upgrade your account, then that means your account has is upgraded to from a free account to premium for free.

If you have any problems using the one of the codes above then try one of the below methods:

  • Clear your browser’s history and cookies, and try again with another email address.
  • Use another browser entirely.
  • Make sure to install the browser plugin, if you don’t do that the method will not work correctly.

You will notice that it does not say premium in the beginning to get it to say premium just install the plugin to your browser.

Chrome Plugin:

https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/grammarly-spell-checker-g/kbfnbcaeplbcioakkpcpgfkobkghlhen

For this method you will need to create a new account, this will not work with a previous account that you may have already owned unfortunately.

How to setup XMPP Off The Record

How to setup XMPP Off The Record

So you want to setup XMPP Off The Record and don’t know where to start, or don’t really know what it is? That’s fine, this tutorial will explain to you in simple details how to setup XMPP with a chat client called Pidgin, and a plugin for Pidgin called off the record.

Step 1. How to setup XMPP Off The Record – Using Pidgin

Download Pidgin by clicking the picture below.

How to setup XMPP Off The Record

Pidgin is a all around great chat program, you can use it for more than just XMPP such as for AIM, ICQ and Facebook Messenger. It is extremely popular and has a lot of plugins.

Step 2. Create a XMPP Account

I recommend blah.im because they are easy to sign up with and it doesn’t matter about their security due to the nature of XXPP’s Off The Record setting and encryption.

How to setup XMPP Off The Record

3. Download the plugin “Off The Record” by clicking the image below.

How to setup XMPP Off The Record

4. Setup your account in the Pidgin Client

Username and Password are self explanatory, for Domain add your host, in this case it is “Blah.im” once all are filled in, click add.

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5. Install and configure Off The Record.

Click on Tools inside of Pidgin, then click Plugins. Scroll down until you see Off The Record. Once you see it, click the enable box.

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Now you have completed what steps are needed to use XMPP with Off The Record messaging!

 

 

143VPN Facebook Deal

143VPN Facebook Deal

Another 143VPN Facebook Deal

We have posted about 143VPN’s deals in the past, and here is a great 143VPN Facebook Deal.

143VPN Facebook Deal

143VPN Facebook Deal

We messaged them on Facebook and they gave us a discount code that was $20 for a lifetime account, which is as good as the last Black Friday deal we posted. We believe it is due to them wanting more Facebook activity, but it is still a great deal. If you want the code go ahead and message 143VPN on Facebook and ask for the code. You can do so here: https://www.facebook.com/143VPN

We highly recommend you check out 143VPN due to their no log VPN service and their array of locations around the world.

143VPN Facebook Deal

143VPN Facebook Deal

Tor Guard Black Friday Deal – 50% Off Reoccuring!

Tor Guard Black Friday Deal – 50% Off Reoccuring!

Hello fellow readers, I just wanted to inform you that the best Torrent proxy and Torrent VPN service Torguard has a black friday special for 50% off.  As title says TORGUARD vpn has 50% off Lifetime Recurring Discount promotion ( valid until 12/31/2015 )
so what you have to do is :
1. Sign up HERE
2. When checking out put the promotion code: “BlackFriday”

Free Spotify Method – Free for 2 Months

Free Spotify Method – Free for 2 Months

Free Spotify Method – Get Spotify Premium Free for 2 Months

Here is a simple and free Spotify method to get 2 months free on Spotify.

Prerequisites:

  • PSN account (You can make one – https://www.playstationnetwork.com)
  • Spotify account without premium

Once you meet the prerequisites go to: https://www.playstationnetwork.com/music?countrySupported=true&spPremium=true

Look for where it says “Link accounts to get started”

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Log into Spotify through the Playstation website, and link your accounts and Spotify will give you 2 months of premium for free.

 

Free Dyndns: Create Free Dynamic DNS with a Free Domain

Free Dyndns: Create Free Dynamic DNS with a Free Domain

 

Free DynDNS: Create Free Dynamic DNS with a Free Domain

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Need a dynamic IP for a Plex server for media streaming, a personal cloud storage server, NAS box, Remote Desktop or something else but you have a static IP? Then you will need Dynamic DNS, which will route your service through DNS to your IP, even if it changes.

There are a lot of options, free and paid, that will give you a dynamic DNS to use to be fair to the folks at DynDNS, $25/yr isn’t a lot to ask if you have something set up at home that you like to access on the go, like a Plex server for streaming media, a personal cloud with all of your important files, or maybe a small web server you have running in your house.o secure your IP settings even if your IP address changes. Over the years, these services have become more and more commercialized. Something so simple can cost you a lot of money, for what? And address? Some companies will charge you more for a dynamic DNS than an IP address. That is pure insanity. As of the time of writing this, noip.com charges $32.95/yr* for their service. Well, there are some benefits to that, like support and not having to really think about it. But if you want free DynDNS, and have some technical knowledge and can follow directions, this article is for you. This will show you another alternative to No-IP and DuckDNS, the first alternative we wrote about here: 

Step 1: Go to Freenom – Freenom lets you register free domains under the TLDs: .tk, .ml, .ga, .cf and .gq and manage the DNS or add the free domain as a pointer to another site like so:

Type in the domain name you want:

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Step 2: Choose your TLD on the next page:

Free DynDNS No-IP Alternative

Free DynDNS No-IP Alternative

Step 3: Click checkout, then you will be able to choose your period (Choose 12 months) and DNS. Add your IP that you want your free DynDNS to be forwarded to.

Free DynDNS No-IP Alternative

Free DynDNS No-IP Alternative

Make sure to add under hostname a subdomain like so:

Free DynDNS No-IP Alternative

Free DynDNS No-IP Alternative

 

There you have it, that is all you need to do to get free dynDNS, without paying a single penny. When you go through all of these steps you will need to add an email address and create an account. Once you have done that I recommend you edit the default TTL time to a lower value than the default so the DNS records update more frequently. If your IP does change, just log back into Freenom and change the IP address in your settings.