Jul 21, 2014
Jul 20, 2014
Kaspersky is well known for their antivirus and internet security software which effectively protects the computer from cyber threats such as malware in real time. It is not unusual for Kaspersky to be rated as one of the best if not the best by independent antivirus testing groups such as AV-TEST, Dennis Technology Labs and Virus Bulletin’s VB100. As good as it is, unfortunately Kaspersky does not offer a free version of their antivirus software unlike AVG, Avast and Avira for personal and non-commercial use.
They do however offer a free on-demand scanner called Kaspersky Virus Removal Tool, also known as AVPTool that can scan system memory, hidden startup objects, disk boot sectors, email, and hard drives for malware. Since it is an on-demand scanner, it does not automatically protect your computer in real time but you can use it to run a full scan whenever you want without fearing that it will conflict with a different antivirus software that is installed in Windows.
The only annoyance that we find in Kaspersky Virus Removal Tool is it does not come with an auto updater to download the latest virus definitions which means you are advised to download the new installer at 137MB in size whenever you want to run a scan with the latest signature database. An updated installer with the latest virus definitions is created every 2 hours.
In this article we’ll show you how to manually perform an incremental update for the Kaspersky Virus Removal Tool virus definitions to prevent redownloading the huge installer, saving both time and bandwidth.
First of all, you need to download Kaspersky Virus Removal Tool from the official website. It would be best to download the latest version 11 instead of the previous version 10. Select the language and click the Download button.
Copying Kaspersky Virus Removal Tool To Another Location
When you run the downloaded Kaspersky Virus Removal Tool setup file, it will extract the program to a new directory that is randomly named with 7 digits in the Temp folder. Closing the program will automatically uninstall and completely remove any trace of Kaspersky Virus Removal Tool from your computer. To keep an extracted copy of Kaspersky Virus Removal Tool in your computer or an external USB flash drive, you will need to copy the folder from the Temp directory before it is being erased.
1. Run the Kaspersky Virus Removal setup file (setup_220.127.116.11.x01_2014_07_19_07_57.exe) and wait until the program runs.
2. Press Ctrl+Shift+Esc to run Windows Task Manager and go to Processes tab. Look for two identical file name process with 7 digits, right click on the first one and select “Open File Location“. You are looking for the directory with 7 digits and not the one as RarSFX0 in Temp folder. You need to copy the folder of the 7 digits to another location such as your Desktop. You can now close the running Kaspersky Virus Removal Tool program after finished copying.
Disable Kaspersky Virus Removal Tool Self-Defense
Now that you have the extracted “portable” Kaspersky Virus Removal Tool on your Desktop, you will need to disable the program’s self-defense before you can update any of the files such as the virus definitions in the protected folder.
1. Go to Desktop and open the 7 digit folder that you’ve copied. Look for a 7 digit executable file with a Kaspersky icon and run it. That should launch the Kaspersky Virus Removal Tool program.
2. Accept the license agreement and click the Start button on the program.
3. Click on the Settings icon located at the top right of the program, go to Security Level and uncheck “Enable Self-Defense“
4. Close Kaspersky Virus Removal Tool. Note that you only need to do this once. When the self-defense is disabled, it will remain disabled until you manually turn it back on.
Update Kaspersky Virus Removal Tool Antivirus Database
The Kaspersky Virus Removal Tool antivirus database is stored in the “bases” folder and Kaspersky’s latest official database can be found at their public FTP which is http://ift.tt/1oYSteb. You can simply download the changed files from FTP to the bases folder to keep the antivirus database up to date but there are over 1,700 files to keep track off and if the files don’t tally, you will easily get the error message “Databases are corrupted“.
An easy way to sync the latest antivirus database from Kaspersky FTP to the local bases folder is by using WinSCP, a free SFTP and FTP client for Windows which has the capability to synchronize between remote and local directories.
1. Download WinSCP from the official website, a portable version is available as well.
2. Run WinSCP, at the login window, enter the following information below and click Login.
File protocol: FTP
Encryption: No Encryption
Host name: downloads1.kaspersky-labs.com
Port number: 21
Anonymous login checkbox: Checked (This will automatically fill up the user name and password box)
You can optionally click on the Save button to save the login information so that you can easily login in future without filling up the information.
3. Once you’re logged in to Kaspersky FTP using WinSCP, press Ctrl+S to launch the Synchronize function.
4. Click the Browse button and select the bases folder located in the Kaspersky Virus Removal Tool directory.
5. For remote directory, enter /bases/av/kdb/i386
6. Select “Local” for Direction/Target directory.
7. Select “Synchronize files” for Mode.
8. Select “File size” for Comparison criteria.
9. Click the OK button and WinSCP will start to compare the local and remote directory.
10. Once finished comparing, WinSCP will automatically start downloading the necessary updated files. The first download may take a longer time to complete and much faster with only a few minutes the next time.
WinSCP remembers the information that you entered in the Synchronize window, making it so much easier to update the Kaspersky Virus Removal Tool antivirus signature database with only a few mouse clicks.
The screenshot below is a simple test to prove that the method of updating the Kaspersky Virus Removal Tool antivirus signature shared above is working.
The first automated scan result which is highlighted in yellow shows that the malware file (or.exe) is detected as OK by the antivirus signature but the second line shows detected as UDS:DangerousObject.Multi.Generic by KSN service. KSN is actually Kaspersky’s cloud scanner called Kaspersky Security Network. After the first scan, we updated the antivirus signature using the method above, ran a scan again and this time Kaspersky Virus Removal Tool instantly detected the same malware (or.exe) as Trojan.Win32.Yakes.fize.
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Jul 19, 2014
I have written a new web app that should make it extremely easy for you to embed the new version of Google Maps in your website or blog. Available at ctrlq.org, the apps lets you add basic road maps, satellite imagery or even maps with Street View Panoramas to your website (see video demo).
Getting started is easy. Search for a place and pan or zoom to make sure that the Google Maps area you’d like to embed is visible inside the browser window. The embed code, available in the lower left corner, updates automatically as you move around the map.
You may be wondering why would anyone need another code generator when the map embedding options are available on the Google Maps website itself. Well, there are two reasons.
One, Google Maps does not offer an option to embed Street View panoramas. You could do that in the old (classic) version of Google Maps but that feature is no longer available. With the ctrlq generator, you can add interactive street views panoramas just like regular Google Maps in one easy step.
The other reason is that the new embeddable Google Maps are personalized and thus look very cluttered to users who are signed-in to Google. If all you want to do is add a minimalistic Google Map in your web pages without any personalization features, you’ll find my app handy.
This story, Add the new Google Maps to your Website with Street View, was originally published at Digital Inspiration on 19/07/2014 under Embed, Google Maps, Internet
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Jul 17, 2014
|A playlist in Atraci|
- play more than 60 million tracks / videos
- top tracks, featured artist sections
- supports playlists with shuffle and repeat options
- track search autocomplete
- 2 views which support sorting by track or artist
- history of recently played tracks
Install Atraci in Ubuntu / Linux Mint
Ubuntu (and derivatives) / Linux Mint users can install Atraci by using the WebUpd8 Atraci PPA. To add the PPA and install the application, use the following commands:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/atraci
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install atraci
For a somewhat similar application, but for the command line, see: New Command Line YouTube Player And Downloader With Local Playlists Support: mps-youtube
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Jul 16, 2014
- OAuth support: you no longer have to login to the Pushbullet website, copy the APi key and introduce it into the app, etc. You simply log in when prompted by the AppIndicator and that's it;
- notification mirroring: receive notifications from your Android (doesn't support iOS!) device on your desktop for phone calls, messages, notifications from third-party apps, etc;
- you can now send pushes (files, links, notes, etc.) from your mobile device to the desktop, feature which wasn't available in the previous Pushbullet Indicator release. Furthermore, you can send pushes between any connected device (so even from one desktop to another). To see the pushes sent to the desktop, you need to select "Show last push" from the Pushbullet AppIndicator menu.
Here are a few screenshots with some of the changes mentioned above:
For more information about Pushbullet Indicator, see our initial article: Pushbullet Indicator: Send Files, Links And Notes To Your Android or iOS Device From Your Ubuntu Desktop
Install Pushbullet Indicator in Ubuntu 14.04 or Linux Mint 17 CInnamon
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:atareao/atareao
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install pushbullet-indicator
sudo apt-get install nautilus-pushbullet
- Pushbullet Indicator and the Pushbullet Nautilus extension must be authenticated separately;
- after adding a new device, you may need to restart the indicator (select "Quit" and then start it again from the menu / Dash) and Nautilus (to restart Nautilus, type "nautilus -q" in a terminal).
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