Find pgp disc with Show Hidden Files solution from AKS-LABS

March 4th, 2010

Nowadays, people have different means of encrypting and protecting information. The new age of technology brought new challenges and risks. Information is very valuable these days. If you lose sensitive information you may suffer serious losses or spoil your business image.

But sometimes it happens that if your employees have protected some files with password they have some illegal intentions. Cheating employees can hand the information over to your competitors or sell it to scammers. There are many frauds on the Internet, so you need to be very careful there. So, if you need to check computers of your employees, the first files and documents you have to pay attention to, are password protected files. Such files and archives are the most suspicious.

As said above, these days, computers contain very valuable information. Some of this information may be crime evidence, especially when it concerns financial online scams. So, police often confiscates computers and laptops. What files are the most interesting to them? Of course, these are password protected files and archives as well as pgp discs.

Using Show Hidden Files you will easily spot password protected files, no matter where they might be located. Moreover, you can scan network computers to check if their users store some password protected files.

You do not need any special IT knowledge to use Show Hidden Files. The program is really simple and effective. All you need to know is the possible location of password protected files. However, even if you do not have such information, you can scan the entire computer, although this will take more time.

Use Show Hidden Files to find find pgp disk

Use Show Hidden Files to find find pgp disk

Find pgp disc with Show Hidden Files utility

Find pgp disc with Show Hidden Files utility

People often use pgp discs which are systems that make it possible to create a virtual encrypted disk within a file. In My computer menu it will look like a virtual disc which you can mount and unmount.  PGP discs contain encrypted information, and thus they may look suspicious to system administrators or police.

In you are interested in pgp discs only (for instance you have information that pgp discs contain valuable information that was going to be sold) you may check the relevant box in Search for tab. There, you can also choose certain file types which you pay a special attention to. These are MS Word and Excel documents, zip and rar archives, Access databases. All these filet ypes may contain sensitive information.

Show Hidden Files is a perfect tool to find important files protected with passwords. Besides, the program even suggests you tools to recover or break passwords.

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How to find hidden files? Ask us now!

March 4th, 2010

The Internet revolution has brought new threats and challenges for PC users. Security has always been an important issue for people. These days security of information is all important. Users refer to different methods to protect information from being used by third parties. There are many scammers on the Internet and companies that steal information from their competitors.

Greed makes people do stupid things. Thus, employees of large companies often access forbidden files and then send information to third parties. To protect these files and documents they use passwords. Indeed, it is really easy to protect files with passwords as you do not need any special knowledge or experience.

Many system security administrators ask a question: “How to find hidden files?” Why hidden? It is because hidden files are most suspicious. If you spot Excel document called balance-2009 then it is supposed to contain some sensitive or compromising information.

With Show Hidden Files utility you will know which employees are cheating on you.  This program focuses on search of password protected files and archives only. Show Hidden Files is very easy to use, especially for network administrators, as it can perform search in remote or network hard drives.

Don't know how to find hidden files? Ask AKS-LABS

Don't know how to find hidden files? Ask AKS-LABS

AKS-LABS will tell you how to find hidden files

AKS-LABS will tell you how to find hidden files

Show Hidden Files has a very simple interface and clear functions. You will probably need very little time to learn to operate the program. Let’s review basic steps you should take to get accurate search results.

Logically, you should select a directory or a hard drive for Show Hidden Files to look for password protected files. There can be more than one location, i.e. you can choose several hard drives or folders. There is also an option Scan sub-folders available.

Having chosen locations, the program is ready to scan them. However, if you have additional information on protected files, you may effectively use it. This concerns date and size. These two search criteria will surely help you narrow search results and find the files you have been looking for.

So, if you are interested in files of a certain or approximate size, set relevant values in the checkboxes. For example, you may be looking for files larger than 3 MB or smaller than 20MB.

Search by date implies that you know or guess when the files were created, accessed or modified. For instance, if you perform regular searches for password protected files, you may be interested only in the files created in the recent two weeks.

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Finding hidden files is not a problem for AKS-LABS Software

March 2nd, 2010

Finding hidden files is not easy. How can you spot files protected with password? The traditional way is opening file by file until you are asked to enter password. This process may take from several hours to several days, depending on the size of a hard drive. Besides, there can be hidden folders or folders in which you would never look, for instance, for financial files.

Password protected files are always suspicious since if a person does not want others to open the file, then he has reasons to do so. It means that this file contains some important or compromising information.

It sometimes happens that cheating employees at big companies access and copy classified files containing sensitive information and share them with third parties or competitors. This can seriously harm business performance of such company. As a rule such employees stored forbidden files in archives protected with passwords. From time to time system administrators scan computers to find password protected files.

Show Hidden Files is a program that searches for files and archives protected with password. Why waste time by opening random files if the software can do everything for you.  Show Hidden Files is often used by police, especially departments of cyber and finance crimes. Policemen often confiscate computers and laptops to look for important information and evidence there which can help to advance in the investigation process. As said above, password protected files are the most suspicious, and thus, the most interesting for police.

Finding hidden files is not a problem

Finding hidden files is not a problem

Finding hidden files is easy with AKS-LABS software

Finding hidden files is easy with AKS-LABS software

Show Hidden Files can scan folders, directories and hard drives, including network hard drives. First, you need to select a folder or a hard drive in which Show Hidden Files will look for password protected files. Keep in mind that you can select several folders to be scanned.

If you are interested in files and archives of particular size, search by size option will be extremely helpful for you (for instance, you may search for files less than 2MB). The same concerns the date on which files were created. If you are interested in the most recent hidden files, then set relevant values in the date tab.

Show Hidden Files can recognize different file types, which mean you can set file extensions which are most important to you. Thus, if you want to find archives or Excel documents, check a relevant box in Search for tab.

When you are done with the search the program can create a list of found files or copy them to a previously specified folder.

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Find password protected files to keep information safe

March 2nd, 2010

With the rapid development of the Internet and software technologies our computers became very vulnerable to different cyber threats and attacks. The Internet is full of threats. If you do not use any tools to protect your computer and information, you are risking to lose it. However, sometimes it happens that own employees put your business in jeopardy. Some of them may access confidential files and sell them to competitors.

As a rule cheating employees try to protect such files with passwords. Thus, password protected files are among the most suspicious files. Why would anyone want to protect a file? Right! He or she has something to conceal, which is not good in terms of corporate culture.

With the help of Show Hidden Files utility from AKS-LABS you will be able to find ALL files, documents and archives protected with passwords. This program is very easy to use for people with various levels of computer literacy. In fact, there is nothing there that an ordinary PC user cannot understand. All menus and features are clear and their names speak for themselves. To make it easier for users to get desirable search results.

Use an effective tool to find password protected files

Use an effective tool to find password protected files

Find password protected files to prevent information leakage

Find password protected files to prevent information leakage

So, imagine you are a police officer who has just confiscated a computer that might contain valuable information and crime evidence. Or imagine you are a system administrator who needs to check computers in the network to find out if employees are cheating on the company. The first thing you need to do is to run Show Hidden Files. Then follow these steps:

  1. Specify directory/hard drive disk in which you want to look for password protected files. Keep in mind that if you have access to remote computers, it is possible to search in the network hard drives. You can choose several locations at a time and scan sub-folders.
  2. Search by size. If you suspect that password protected files are particularly large or small, then search by date option is a perfect choice for you. It is possible to set limits and narrow search results (for example, files larger than 2 MB or smaller than 5 MB). However, if you want to have a full picture, look for all files irrespectively of the size.
  3. Search by date. If you perform a regular check up, you are not interested in the files found 2 weeks ago. So, you may adjust the program which will search for files which have been recently created, modified or even accessed.

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Search for hidden files to protect your information

March 2nd, 2010

Security of information is very important in the modern age of technology. Those who possess information possess the world. This is entirely true. Nowadays, companies use sophisticated methods to protect commercial and other sensitive information. Indeed, losing information may cost millions.

In often happens that employees of big companies illegally store and share classified and secret information. And the best way to protect files from being viewed is to protect them with password. This is easy and does not require special knowledge. So any employee may copy a document with commercial information and archive it with password protection.

Of course, security departments of big companies have to keep a watchful eye on computers in the network. AKS-LABS offers a great solution to search for password protected files stored in network computers – Show Hidden Files. This program will easily spot password protected documents and archives. As known, such files are the most suspicious, as there should be a reason why a user protected the file with a password.

Show Hidden Files is very easy to use since all features and major functions are located on the main panel. First and foremost, you need to choose location where Show Hidden Files will look for password protected files. As said above this may be a network hard drive or a local computer.

With Show Hidden Files you may look for certain file types. Thus, the program may search for such file types as zip and rar archives, MS Word documents, Excel spreadsheets, Access databases and PGP discs. As you can see, these are very popular extensions widely used in offices. Excel files, for instance, often contain financial information, budgets, accounting reports etc.

Search for hidden files to protect your network

Search for hidden files to protect your network

Use trusted software to search for hidden files

Use trusted software to search for hidden files

The next two tabs concern size of files and dates they were created, modified or accessed. Of course, possessing this information makes it possible to narrow search results. Thus, if you are looking for files larger than 5 MB, you may enter this info in the relevant checkbox, so that Show Hidden Files should ignore smaller files, archives and documents.

In case you know when files were created, modified or accessed then search by date option is the right choice for you (for example you can perform scheduled check-ups every two weeks, so you need only files created, modified or accessed during the recent 14 days).

It is possible to create a txt files with the list of found files, as well as copy all files to a separate folder to further work with them.

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Wipe files deleted in your computer to prevent data leakage

March 2nd, 2010

Using computer can be dangerous. Well, if your PC is not connected to the Internet and you are the only one who uses your personal computer, then you have nothing to be afraid of. But it is really difficult to find a computer that has never been connected to the Internet. In the modern age of technologies cyber attacks became too frequent. Of course, users and system administrators tend to protect computers, but hackers become shrewder and more aggressive.

One of the ways to attack computer is not restore files previously deleted in computer. If you think that you deleted a files and it can be never restored, you are mistaken. If you think that if you have deleted a file from the trash bin, this file cannot be restored, you are mistaken again. This data can be easily recovered with the help of numerous tools available on the Internet.

Data protection is very important if you computer contains some sensitive information that can be useful for your business competitors or scammers. If your company network consists of 200 and more computers it is very difficult to make sure that all files are properly deleted and they cannot be recovered by criminals.

AKS-LABS has designed a special program which protects data from being recovered. Shred Agent is the software that replaced space of the deleted files with random data. Thus, deleted files are completely wiped and cannot be recovered at all. It is possible to install Shred Agent on a server, so it is capable of working via network.

You may say that it is possible to use encryption software. But in many cases such programs are useless if hackers can recover original plaintext files. Shred Agent works on the hardware level. So, it physically replaced space, where deleted files were located, with random data. With Shred Agent you can feel sure that if you deleted the file you have deleted it forever, and no software can help ill-wishers to restore it.

Shred Agent has many advantages over similar programs, as wiping options can be adjusted, so you can decide which files need to be wiped and in what particular instances. So, let’s make a review of the program for potential users to fully understand benefits of Shred Agent.

Shred Agent will wipe deleted files

Shred Agent will wipe deleted files

Once you install Shed Agent you will see an icon in the system tray. It needs saying that Shed Agent has two modes: active and passive. In active mode it detects all the files that were deleted. Consequently, in passive mode the program has no effect. You can also hide the icon in the system tray. To activate passive mode, select Stop driver.

There is another very interesting menu – Options. This is what makes Shed Agent different from other similar utilities. By adjusting options, you can set files extensions in which you have no interest, or vice versa in which you have a particular interest. Let’s see what you can do.

Filter menu has two sub-menus: Include and Exclude. Logically, Exclude options sets file extensions which must not be wiped by the program. It may happen that all Word files used in your company contain no sensitive information, while Excel files are extremely informative and vulnerable to threats.

Protect your computer with Shred Agent

Protect your computer with Shred Agent

Include option sets masks (extensions) of files in which you have a particular interest. For instance, as said above, Excel spreadsheets as a rule contain financial information. Thus, by setting *.xls mask you order Shed Agent to completely wipe all deleted Excel files. Basically, you can do that for any file type. Masks can be added, edited and deleted.

Shred agent can locate temporary MS Office files. As known, when we create a document in any of MS Office programs a temporary file is also being created. When the doc is closed and save the temp file disappears. However, it is deleted in the way all files are deleted. Thus, if can be recovered. Shred Agent can also wipe temporary files, so nobody will be able to spot any tracks of your documents.

Thus, you may decide which files are important to you, and which ones contain no sensitive information. Shred Agent will take your preferences into account. So, having once adjusted the program you may forget that it even exists.

Shred Agent can also wipe free space in your hard drive, i.e. previously deleted files. Thus, you can feel sure that no one will access files deleted before you installed Shed Agent.

It is possible to view logs which contain information on deletion time, full path to deleted files, total size of deleted files, number of wiped files, their total size etc. In such a way you will have full information on what Shed Agent has done.

Who will make the most effective use of Shed Agent? As said above, the program protects information and files so that no one can ever recover them after being deleted. Sure, this is a must have tools for all PC users whose computers may be exposed to cyber threat. Of course, if your PC does not contain any sensitive or compromising info, you have nothing to hide. But what if information on your business may give advantage to you competitors?

Shed Agent is helpful for system and network administrator. By installing Shed Agent on a server or all PCs in the network, such an administrator makes sure that no one will have access to files that have been deleted.

This is also a good tool for security departments of banks, major corporations, financial institutions, police etc. Shed Agent makes you invulnerable to hackers wishing to restore deleted files. Loss or leakage of data can cost you much money or your reputation. With Shred Agent you can feel 100% confident.

It goes without saying that by purchasing software products from AKS-LABS you are entitled to get a high quality tech support. Thus, if you have any questions or offers as to improvement of this software, feel free to contact AKS-LABS support.

Shred Agent wipes files after being deleted

Shred Agent wipes files after being deleted

Shred Agent is a must for every system administrator

Shred Agent is a must for every system administrator

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Find password protected files with Show Hidden Files utility

March 1st, 2010

Security and confidentiality of information is all important in the modern age of technology. We use computers which make our life easier. But these days a computer has value if it is connected to the Internet. However, connection to the Internet bears many dangers. When connected to the Internet your computer is exposed to numerous cyber threats.  For this reason information is often protected with passwords and different security systems.

In large corporations computers are linked into one network which is managed by system administrator. One of the duties of system administrator is to make sure that all network computers are using proper anti virus software, and computers are protected from spyware attacks. Also, system administrators should check from time to time that employees do not share confidential information with other people outside the company.

What are the most suspicious and potentially interesting files? Of course, these are files and archives protected with passwords. If the file is password protected then the user does not want anybody to access it. So, this file might contain sensitive information. In order to spot all files in PC protected with passwords one may use Show Hidden Files utility from AKS-LABS. This program will find password protected files which you can then copy to a previously specified folder.

Let’s review basic features of Show Hidden Files for you to better understand how this program works and how you can use it to your benefit.

The program itself is very simple. You are unlikely to have any problems when using it. Menus and tabs are very easy to understand, so, even if you are a PC dummy you can still operate Show Hidden Files.

First and foremost you need to choose where Show Hidden Files should look for password protected files. One of the advantages of this program is that you can scan network hard drives, i.e. network computers. So, in case you need to check if company employees store password protected files in their computers, Show Hidden Files will help you do that.

Show Hidden Files takes into account popularity rate of the files, and thus, it can look for different files types, which are most widely used. So, the program can recognize zip and rar archives, PGP discs, Word documents, Excel workbooks and Access databases.

Having chosen what files types you are looking for, you may proceed to additional search criteria such as side and date.

  1. Size. This search criterion makes it possible to narrow search results. Thus, you can look for files of certain size (less than, equal to and larger than…MB or KB). So, if you are interested in particularly large files protected with password Show Hidden Files will offer you a chance to adjust search process.
  2. Date. Having chosen this search criterion you set a certain date or a time period for file. By date we mean date when files were created, modified or accessed. Thus, if you are looking for particularly old or recent files this is a very helpful option.

The last tab in the search options is Search in. here you choose folders/directories in which you want to fool for hidden files. If you check the box Scan sub-folders Show Hidden Files will look for protected files in all sub directories.

Show Hidden Files can save a list of files in a txt document for you to use it in your further work. You can also copy all found files to a separate folder and then try to break passwords. There is also a Forgot password menu which offers you different utilities to recover forgotten passwords.

Now, when we have reviewed the program itself, let’s talk about how this program can be used and who will benefit from using Show Hidden Files?

Use Show Hidden Files program to find pgp disk

Use Show Hidden Files program to find pgp disk

Find password protected files in your PC

Find password protected files in your PC

As said above, Show Hidden Files can be used by security system administrator to monitor network computers. With Show Hidden Files it is possible to find files protected with passwords in order to prevent data leak. For instance, if you have found Excel file titled Budget 2010 and it is protected with a password, then it may be possible that this employee want to provide third parties with this document. All password protected files look suspicious, especially if they concern business.

With Show Hidden Files system administrator will save much time, as there is no need of physical presence at particular PCs. Everything can be done from network administrator’s office.

Show Hidden Files can be also used by policy and security services. Often computers and laptops are confiscated as they may contain very valuable information. Sometimes evidences of crimes, including tax and financial, are often found in hard drives. So, imagine such a situation. Police raid an office, arrests people and confiscates computers. As mentioned above, files protected with passwords are the most suspicious and thus interesting for policemen.

When computer is delivered to police precinct, it is high time to use Show Hidden Files. Within a short period of time the program will compile a list of password protected files. Of course, then IT specialists will find ways to crack passwords. But Show Hidden Files will save so much time.

Normally, it will take much time to open all files in a computer. Why would policemen need to read some unimportant documents if there are password protected files which certainly contain information they have been looking for. If you read testimonials about Show Hidden Files you will see that the program is already used by Australian Federal Police and Criminal Justice Trading Commission which proves that Show Hidden Files is effective and reliable.

This program is a helpful solution for security department of banks and big corporations, as well as private security agencies. Show Hidden Files does not require special knowledge and can be used by people with little experience in computers. This is the best way to make sure that you employees do not cheat on you and your company.

It goes without saying that AKS-LABS offers high quality customer support service and will answer all your questions regarding use of Show Hidden Files.

Search for hidden files with a reliable utility

Search for hidden files with a reliable utility

Finding hidden files is not a problem for Show Hidden Files program

Finding hidden files is not a problem for Show Hidden Files program

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Recent Cleaner is a great privacy tool

March 1st, 2010

The 21st century is called the age of information. Computers and web technologies have changed our life forever. It is true that very few businesses can function properly without IT support, say apart of ordinary people. We are addicted to computers. However, millions of people are using computers for business purposes, not just for fun. Computers are full of different files and folders, with plenty of programs installed. It is not easy to manage all this information, and it is even more difficult to keep it secure.

In fact, security of files and information is a #1 problem for many big companies. Indeed, it is not easy to control hundreds or thousands of employees who use confidential information in their work. On the other hand, some users want to keep confidential what they are doing in their computers.

Most programs show recently opened files. Well, you may be a freak or simply a person who does not want others to see which files were opened in your PC. It does not matter. This is your PC and you may naturally want to conceal something. Maybe from your boos, or administrator. Again, it does not matter.

Most popular programs used in PC usually show recently opened files. The same information in displayed in Start menu (sure, you can hide it if you adjust certain settings). Thus, when you run MS Word and press File menu, in the bottom you will see a list of the recently opened files. How can you clear this list?

Use Recent Cleaner from AKS-LABS and you will always remain “clean” fro whoever uses your computer. This is a very simple program that clears logs of recently opened files. Moreover, the system supports a number of the most popular programs.

Of course, MS Office is the most popular product family. MS Word, Excel, Access, Front Page and PowerPoint are among the most widely used programs. And all of them have the list of recently opened files. Using Recent Cleaner you will be able to clear records in all these programs, as well as record of all your actions and operations in your PC. Recent Cleaner also supports WinRar and WinZip. Thus, you may conceal that you have zipped or unzipped files and folders.

Recent Cleaner is very easy to use. The left side menu consists of the menus – Office, System and Utils. Each menu has submenus, i.e. programs in which you want to clear record. One of the greatest advantages of Recent Cleaner is the fact that you can actually see which files were opened, and thus, you can select all of them, or just the files you want to keep secret. If you want to completely destroy evidence of your work with computer select Clear All, and Recent Cleaner will clear logs in the programs and system.

Recent Cleaner is a privacy tool which is very important for those, who think that an intruder might trace programs and important documents in your PC. Of course, the program cannot make it impossible to find certain documents, but it certainly makes this process more painful and challenging for an intruder.

With a reporting feature, users will be able to obtain report which includes the number of recently used files and the number of deleted files from the log. This report can also help users find recently used files without opening relevant programs.

At a first glance, Recent Cleaner may seem a useless program to you. But let’s review some hypothetic situations of how it can save your job or a career. The program can be also used by system administrator to view recently opened files in user’s PCs. At that, a system administrator may use the program both with aims of punishing users or protecting them from punishment (for instance deleting list of recently opened files).

Clear list of recent Word files

Clear list of recent Word files

Clear the list of windows recent files

Clear the list of windows recent files

Situation #1. You are a system administrator who has to find out if employees of the departments are accessing and opening confidential files. Thus, all you have to do is to install Recent Cleaner onto the computer, and view the entire log, or save it to the report. The entire process will take several seconds. Besides, you will have a fill list of files and programs recently accessed. This will help you improve security issues and provide users with real evidence proving their fault.

Situation #2. Just to the contrary, you are an employee who does not want your system administrator to see your recently used files. By running Recent Cleaner you can erase logs of recently used files. Thus, a system administrator will see nothing in such lists, even if he opens MS Word and similar programs. Thus, if you are expecting IT check up, Recent Cleaner is an excellent tool, even if you never accessed secret or confidential files. Why let other people see what you have been doing in your PC? Sure, you have nothing to conceal, but privacy is your privilege. So, take advantage of this privilege and Recent Cleaner from AKS-LABS will help you here.

To sum it up, it needs saying that Recent Cleaner cannot be called a must have tool for an ordinary user. But if you value privacy and security of your information and files stored in your PC, this will be a right utility for you.

The above examples are just a few cases of how this program can be used to the user’s benefit. No matter if you are an employee or a system administrator, Recent Cleaner can do a great job for you by not letting other people see what you have been doing with your PC.

Traditionally AKS-LABS provides their customers with a high quality supports and always keeps improving their software products, and Recent Cleaner is not an exception here. Like all AKS –LABS products, Recent Cleaner has a Help menu which will resolve problems related with usage or installation of the program.

So, enjoy using Recent Cleaner and prove that you are a real “master” of your computer.

Recent Cleaner is the best too to delete recent Windows files

Recent Cleaner is the best too to delete recent Windows files

Use a reliable tool to clear recent documents

Use a reliable tool to clear recent documents

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How to find password protected files

February 24th, 2010

Sometimes it is necessary to search and find password protected files located on your hard disk.

What can you find?

  • Password protected zip (WinZip) archive files;
  • Password protected rar (WinRar) archive files;
  • Password protected PGP disks;
  • Password protected documents of MS Word (doc files);
  • Password protected documents of MS Excel (xls files);
  • Password protected documents of MS Access (mdb files);

Who use this software?

  • People who lost important files. In most cases important files are under the password, so people use our software to find lost password protected files;
  • Security administrators. Security and IT admins need to check that information in company network is kept according to agreed requirements, Find Protected helps in this case;
  • Legal and law enforcement professionals. You are forcing legal actions to find important documents;

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