File Advisor Search Engine

Bit9 File Advisor Search Engine – Searches for unknown files on your PC to help identify evil unwanted software

Hello friendly search engines,

I just found this great on-line search engine, File Advisor, which you use to search for unknown files on your PC to help identify evil unwanted software.

File Advisor is a free service provided by Bit9, Inc. that enables you to identify unknown files quickly by searching an index of known commercial applications (malware is currently not indexed). Enter an MD-5 hash, SHA-1 hash, or file name, and FileAdvisor returns information about the origin of the file. It’s that simple.

This prevents spyware and/or virus from pretending to be valid software. At the moment this amazing search engine has an index of over 258,202,658 files in its database.

Incredibility they even offer an application on their home page which allows you to simply right-click on unknown files to identify them from their on-line database. I find this tool an absolutely critical application in my every day needs. I’m always finding unknown and/or unwarranted files on clients computers.

The File Advisor client utility is a lightweight (164 KB) shell extension to Windows File Explorer that enables you to right-click on any file on your computer and, with a single request, hash the file and submit it for analysis. You can select and submit up to four files at a time. The program installs in seconds in your default Program Files directory and works immediately, without rebooting.

I highly recommend this awesome free tool, be sure and download a free copy today from their web site. :D

Enjoy,

Will

Windows Vista Build 5342 Released

Microsoft has released Windows Vista Build 5342! :)

Hello Vista Lovers,

Microsoft has released Windows Vista Build 5342 to Microsoft Connect. :D

I’ll be sure to post some screen shots. :)

Take Care,

Will

Update:

Well, maybe I will not be. :(

This build will not install correctly.

It just sets at a blank black screen forever.

Safe mode does not work either. You can not even see the boot menu. :(

Windows Vista Has Failed To Install

If anyone else runs into this please vote on this bug at Microsoft Connect . Thanks!

Windows Live Messenger Goes Live

Windows Live Messenger Goes Live

Hello,

The new Windows Live Messenger Beta is the next-generation MSN Messenger and, as always, it is free to download.

It has everything you already love about Messenger – your contact list, emoticons, and plenty of ways to access to your friends via text, voice and video – plus new ways to connect and share documents with magical ease.

When you move to the new Windows Live Messenger, it will be like upgrading from one MSN Messenger version to the next. All your contacts will move with you, as will all your personalized elements (emoticons, winks, user tiles, themes, etc…).

Download Windows Live Messenger

Windows Live Messenger Screen Shot

Your on-line world gets better when everything works simply and effortlessly together. That’s the basic idea behind Windows Live. So the things you care about – your friends, the latest information, your e-mails, powerful search, your PC files, everything – comes together in one place.

This is a brand new Internet experience designed to put you in control. And this is just the beginning – you’ll see many more new services in the coming months.

Enjoy,

Will