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Get Your Priorities Right with Free Prio Software

Microsoft likes to describe Windows Task Manager as a tool which allows a user to start programs, to start or to end processes, and to view a dynamic display of a computer’s performance. Additional selective information on running applications, performance, local area connections, and on users, is also available.

While it’s true that Task Manager can handle these tasks, in my view, it still remains a barely adequate tool. It does provide the user with some usable information, but it falls far short of providing you with the information that you really need.

Recognizing the limitations imposed by Task Manager, independent developers have developed a host of add-ons to improve its functionality. A number that we have reviewed and recommended on this site include, ProcessQuickLink 2, a small application, from Uniblue Systems, Security Process Explorer from Glarysoft, the developer of the powerful, free system tool Glary Utilities, and System Explorer from the Mister Group.

One that escaped my attention to this point however, is Prio, a free add-on developed by O&K. Kudos to fellow geek TechPaul over at Tech for Everyone, for recommending this useful application.

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Fast facts:

Save the priority of each process.

Obtain detailed information about the process in the list of running processes.

View services hosted by processes.

Quick access to system services control.

Detect the full path to an executable file.

Analyze the current TCP/IP connections.

Identifies processes without a valid digital signature.

Operating System requirements:

NT/2000/XP/2003 Server/Vista

Hardware requirements:

Processor: 500 MHz

Memory: 128 MB

Download at: Softonic

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Make Your Personal Files Vanish – My Lockbox Freeware

Why would you need to conceal files on your computer; after all you have nothing to hide do you? Well if you’re like the rest of us, it’s almost certain that you do have something to hide.

At a minimum, it would be sensible to conceal files that contain financial data and other confidential information that can easily be subject to intrusive viewing by others not authorized to do so.

Confidentially of course may not be the only reason you may have to conceal files. On a shared computer for example, it may be prudent to conceal particular files to ensure that they are not subject to accidental erasure. In fact, you may have lots of personal reasons to mask special files on your machine.

My Lockbox is a freeware software application that allows you to do just that, and then password protect those files on your computer. Other users will not have access to these files, nor will they be able to accidentally, or otherwise, view them or manipulate them in any way.

The protected folder (lockbox) is hidden from all other users and applications on your computer; including the Administrator and the System. The lockbox (protected folder), is impossible to access not only from the local computer, but also from the Internet.

Files that contain financial data and other confidential information continue to be targeted by hackers/information thieves, for the purpose of identity theft. The reality is; there is no such thing as a totally secured internet connected computer; all internet connected computers are subject to attack. Masking these files then, seems like a sensible precaution.

Following the on-screen instructions makes this program extremely easy to setup and use. The lockbox location, password, and parameters are configured during the easy setup procedure.

After the setup is completed, the lockbox will be hidden and locked until you, as the user, enter the valid password. My Lockbox Control Panel allows you easily change basic lockbox parameters: lockbox location, protection status, and password.

The program is effective, easy to use and best of all – it’s free.

Quick facts:

  • Very easy to use
  • Almost any folder on your computer can be password protected
  • Instant protection – no file scrambling
  • Lockbox folder is inaccessible even by the system administrators
  • Lockbox folder is inaccessible both locally and remotely
  • Lockbox folder can be protected in Windows safe mode
  • Hotkeys support – you can popup the Control Panel with a keystroke
  • Skinned user interface
  • Freeware

System Requirements Windows 2000, XP, 2003 Server, Vista

Download at: CNET Download.com.

Elsewhere in this Blog there is a review, and file download, for a similar type of program that encrypts as well as conceals your files. The following is part of the review for this open source free program…”T r u e C r y p t is a free open-source disk encryption program for Windows and Linux, which creates a virtual encrypted disk within a file and mounts it as a real disk. The program automatically and transparently encrypts in real time”.

Go here for the full review and file download.

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Conceal Your Personal Files – My Lockbox Freeware

lockbox.jpgAlmost everyone has files or folders on their computer that they do not want to share with others.

My Lockbox is a freeware software application that allows you to conceal, and password protect files on your computer.

Other users will not know where your personal files are, nor will they be able to accidentally view them.

The protected folder (lockbox) is hidden from all users and applications on your computer; including the Administrator and the System.

It is impossible to access the lockbox, not only from the local computer, but also from the Internet. The program is extremely easy to setup and use, by following the on-screen instructions. The lockbox location, password, and parameters are configured during the easy setup procedure.

After the setup is completed, the lockbox will be hidden and locked until you, as the user, enter the valid password. My Lockbox Control Panel allows you easily change basic lockbox parameters: lockbox location, protection status, and password.

The program is effective, easy to use and best of all – it’s free.

Features

  • Very easy to use
  • Almost any folder on your computer can be password protected
  • Instant protection – no file scrambling
  • Lockbox folder is inaccessible even by the system administrators
  • Lockbox folder is inaccessible both locally and remotely
  • Lockbox folder can be protected in Windows safe mode
  • Hotkeys support – you can popup the Control Panel with a keystroke
  • Skinned user interface
  • Freeware

Supported OS: Windows 2000, XP, 2003 Server, Vista

Download at: CNET Download.com.

Elsewhere in this Blog there is a review, and file download, for a similar type of program that encrypts as well as conceals your files.  The following is part of the review for this open source free program….T r u e C r y p t is a free open-source disk encryption program for Windows and Linux, which creates a virtual encrypted disk within a file and mounts it as a real disk. The program automatically and transparently encrypts in real time.

Go here for the full review and file download.

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