Posts Tagged ‘freeware’

Monday, July 27th, 2009

Whether you’ve lost data after a system failure or deleted a bunch of files, it’s natural to wish your data back. The data recovery market is full of various offers from local services that can recover data from physically damaged hard drives to software packages advertising at-home recovery for many types of data. Some of these software tools are free. It is in human nature to wish something for nothing. In this article, we’ll see how these free tools fare against each other.


Thursday, April 2nd, 2009

16 popular recovery tools which will cost you nothing.

Your data is trapped on a dead computer. You lost your login password or your Windows product key. The computer won’t start. It is not always necessary to spend over $500 at the repair shop to get your data back or start up your dead computer; you can get powerful recovery programs online for free. As long as the HD crash doesn’t mean that the HD stops working mechanically, these tools work flawlessly. Which one of the listed products is best for you depends on your skill level, operating system and particular problem.

Wednesday, February 18th, 2009

In this post we put eight data recovery apps to the brief review.

PC Inspector File Recovery screenshot

PC Inspector File Recovery

PC Inspector File Recovery
PC Inspector has rather advanced functionality typically reserved for paid programs. Instead of being limited to scanning partitions, you can also sweep through an entire HDD. Furthermore, PC Inspector will also attempt to find lost partitions or hard drives, which can come in handy if the drive was formatted, or Windows is unable to detect it. An instant scan normally finds all of recently deleted files (deep scan, in which you can designate a beginning and end cluster, takes just a bit longer than quick scan). However, the program has trouble coming up with non-cryptic file names when searching on a non-OS partition for deleted entries. Another disadvantage of the program is the incapability to automate restoration of files to their original folder structure.

Saturday, November 8th, 2008

Five best recovery tools for Mac

Even such notoriously reliable computers as Macs sometimes have problems: be it a hard drive crash, Mac OS X problem, or a more extensive hardware failure. Most Mac users rely on Disk Utility and the tools that come with Mac OS X. Disk Utility, however, doesn’t provide extensive hard drive repair, diagnostic tools, etc. Furthermore, Mac OS X’s Utilities don’t include extensive diagnostic tools.


Monday, September 15th, 2008

A new Trojan program Trojan.Encoder.21 (quite similar to the previous Encoder.19 version) has been detected by Doctor Web. Encoder.19’s principle of functioning is similar to Gpcode that was recently discovered by Kaspersky’s lab. The virus encrypts user files (.jpg, .psd, .cdr, .mov, .doc, .xls, .ppt, .rar, .zip, .mp3, .pdf, etc) stored on the hard drives, and the files become inaccessible. After encryption is performed, the virus creates the “crypted.txt” file that demands the user to pay $89 for a decoder, using a specific payment system. The previous versions of the virus used temporary links, while the new version is constantly stored on some websites (already known as Trojan-“distributing”). This can enable the virus to spread more quickly than before. Experts do not recommend paying the bleeders. Doctor Web created a free utility te19decrypt.exe that decodes the encrypted files and creates new versions without “.crypt” ending. The utility has a graphic interface module that makes the program very handy.