Category Archives: Software

App review: Windows 10 Firewall Control to fully control network access of programs

App review: Windows 10 Firewall Control to fully control network access of programs

With Windows 10, there have been increased concerns about privacy because of the entire OS collecting telemetry and sending that data to Microsoft where they inspect it to take future design decisions. Also, new types of malware are always being found to which blocking network access is essential. Allowing network access to only trusted programs is a fundamental step in increasing your security and privacy. Windows 10 Firewall Control is a simple free third party program to control and monitor the network activity of applications. It prevents undesired information leaks for incoming and outgoing connections for applications running locally or remotely on Windows.

OneClickFirewall 1.0.0.2 is out

OneClickFirewall 1.0.0.2 is out

I just released OneClickFirewall 1.0.0.2. For those of you who don't know, it's a little app I coded to block an app from accessing the Internet (both inbound and outbound connections) because the Windows Firewall UI involves too many steps. This version does not come with new functionality or fixes. I just tried to reduce the amount of false positive reports by antivirus software. Here is why it happens.

Block any app from accessing Internet with one click in Windows 10, Windows 8 and Windows 7

Block any app from accessing Internet with one click in Windows 10, Windows 8 and Windows 7

I would like to share with you a little app I coded which gives you the ability to block any app from accessing the Internet. This is done with just one click and uses the built-in Windows Firewall to block or allow it. OneClickFirewall is a small program I made which integrates with the Explorer context menu. All you need to do is right click the application you want to block and select "Block Internet Access".

How to find only 32-bit or 64-bit files in a folder

How to find only 32-bit or 64-bit files in a folder

Sometimes, developers or power users may need to separate 32-bit files from 64-bit files in a specific folder if they are mixed up. The average end user might not need this but it can be time consuming trying to determine this. So I decided to share with you the method I use to save your time.

Telegram for Desktop and mobile got Edit message feature

Telegram for Desktop and mobile got Edit message feature

Telegram is a fast growing mobile and desktop messaging app. It got an interesting new feature recently - the ability to edit sent messages. This new feature is available for both mobile and desktop versions of the app.

How to hide contacts from left side in Telegram Desktop

How to hide contacts from left side in Telegram Desktop

Telegram is a fast-growing app which competes with WhatsApp and Viber in the mobile messaging market. Like these apps, it also has a desktop version for Windows, Linux and Mac. There is an issue with the official Telegram Desktop app - it does not give you a clear option to hide the contact list on the left side of its window. Here is a little trick you can use to bypass this limitation.

How to resize a VirtualBox HDD image (VDI)

How to resize a VirtualBox HDD image (VDI)

When creating a virtual machine with VirtualBox, it is easy to choose the wrong size for the virtual HDD. Some day, you might face the issue that there is not enough free disk space left in the virtual machine. Here is how you can resize a VirtualBox HDD image (VDI) without data loss or without reinstalling the guest operating system.

Keyboard shortcuts in WhatsApp for Desktop

Keyboard shortcuts in WhatsApp for Desktop

WhatsApp developers have released the long awaited desktop version of the popular messenger. If you installed and used it, you might be interested in learning its keyboard shortcuts. These hotkeys can help you save time and increase productivity. Here we go.