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“How can I clear my recent documents?” Guys from AKS-LABS know how!

March 5th, 2010

Nowadays, information stored in computers is exposed to many threats. Of course, people use different software solutions to protect information. But sometimes, it seems to be impossible. Imagine such a situation. You are sharing one computer with three managers. You spend most time in the “field”, i.e. meeting with customers, but from time to time you need office PC with its database and recourses. If you are using computer after your colleague has used it, you can see which files he has accessed. Well, there is nothing bad in this. But who knows… Everybody has the right for privacy.

Or imagine that you are a system administrator who suspects that employees access and open classified files or files and documents that do not concern work. In other words, they are occupied with private things in working time.

The abovementioned situations are different, but they have a common solution. Recent Cleaner from AKS-LABS will make it possible to both erase lists of recent files and view/analyze such logs. The program is very easy in use and it is unlikely to cause any problems to users with different levels of computer literacy. If you have got a question: “How can I clear my recent documents”, AKS-LABS gives you a definite answer with its Recent Cleaner solution.

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There is no need to type "How can I clear my recent documents" in Google. AKS-LABS has the solution

There is no need to type "How can I clear my recent documents" in Google. AKS-LABS has the solution

AS said above, this is a very simple program, so even if you want to mess things up you have no chances to succeed. There is one key menu in which you choose programs in which recent files were opened. It is possible to clear list of all files, documents and programs opened in the recent time. Thus, if you want 100% privacy, this option is exactly what you need.

It is possible to clear all files, as said above, groups of recent files (for instance all MS Office recent files or all Windows files) and individual files which you may select.

Let’s have a look at hypothetic situation. You are an administrator who needs to make sure that employees do not open forbidden Word or Excel files in their office computers. Having installed Recent Cleaner, you simple choose Excel in the left side menu and here we go… you have got 4 recently opened files. Hm…interesting…what is business offer from your competitors doing there?

To the contrary, if you are a PC user who does not want anybody to see which files you have accessed, you may finish each working session with cleaning of recent files lists.

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Clear lists of recent documents with Reacent Cleaner from AKS-LABS

March 5th, 2010

Computers seem to enter our life to stay there forever. We use IT technologies is virtually all business spheres, and most business cannot imagine their existence without reliable IT support. Computers turn our life for the better, but since they contain so much valuable information, this info is exposed to different threats. Sometimes, it happens that you are sharing one computer with colleagues in the office. Sometimes, you do not want your friends to see which files you have recently opened. Sometimes it is necessary to check what files have been accessed at employees’ computers, especially if we are talking about large firms.

Sometimes it is not very good if strangers can see what files have been opened in your PC. If you do not have the right to set a password to the entire operating system, you can clean records of recently accessed files. In order to do that, you need simple software from AKS-LABS. The program called Recent Cleaner will do all the “cleaning” job. The thing is that your operating system stores information on recently opened files. The same is true for most programs, including the most popular MS Office software family. If you open MS Word and go to file menu you will see below list of 3 or 4 recently accessed files. If you want to get rid of then, use Recent Cleaner.

The program is easy to use for people with different experience in computers and IT spheres. Perhaps, even those reading PC for dummies will be able to successfully operate Recent Cleaners and delete files from the list of recent documents.

Keep your PC private and clear list of recent documents

Keep your PC private and clear list of recent documents

Delete a list of recent documents

Delete a list of recent documents

You should pay all your attention to the left side menu. There are three program types which you can choose. These are MS Office programs (Word, Excel, Access, Front Page and Powerpoint), Utilities (Win Rar and Win Zip) and System (ALL files and programs run in the operating system). Thus, if you are interested in Word files, select MS Word, pick up files you want to delete or delete them all.

By the way, if you want to delete all records you can press Clear all button, and entries in all lists of recent files will be deleted. This will help you get rid of evidence of any recent activity in the PC.

If you do not understand something about the program there is a Help menu and AKS-LABS support which will surely email you back with explanations and solutions to your problems.

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Asking youself: “How can I clear my recent files?” Aks AKS-LABS How!

March 5th, 2010

Privacy is a privilege in the modern age of technology. The Internet is everywhere and computers are used in all spheres of our life. But with development of web technologies information became accessible for millions of people all over the world. Besides, every office employee uses computers. Some office clerks share PCs. Of course, you may not want other people to see which files you opened. As said above, privacy is very important. These may be the files which you want to conceal from them. These may be the files that do not concern them at all, and if they have a look at them you may have problems.

Thus, you think to yourself: “I need to clear my recent files somehow.” Having trouble doing this? Purchase Recent Cleaner from AKS-LABS and you will always keep your PC private. You can open dozens of files, but there will be no records of this if you use Recent Cleaner.

As a system administrator you may want to have a look at the files and programs opened at network computers. Thus, having installed Recent Cleaner to all computers (so that their users do not suspect it) you may view the log of all operations performed. This is very easy, since the program has a user friendly interface and clear functions.

Use clear my recent files function

Use clear my recent files function

Recent Cleaner has a "clear my recent files" function

Recent Cleaner has a "clear my recent files" function

Recent Cleaner deletes records from lists recent files opened in MS Office programs, Win Rar and Win Zip. It is also possible to delete all Windows recent files. It does not matter on what side you are: administrator or a user. You can either destroy all evidence of your work with computer, or just to the contrary, see what has been done with a particular computer.

It is possible to delete all recent files, or choose separate documents. As to the file types, Recent Cleaner supports MS Office documents (Word, Excel, Power Point, Access, Front Page), utilities such as Win Rar and Win Zip.

If you want to summarize results, you can generate a report which will include the overall number of files, as well as files deleted from the recent files list. The report is made in HTML extension.

As said above, Recent Cleaner will be a helpful tool for ordinary users, system administrators and freaky users who are afraid that other people may see what files have been opened in their PCs.

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File leak prevention is a challenging task for system administrators

March 4th, 2010

With a rapid development of the Internet sharing of information has turned from a miracle into reality. It is possible to transfer files and huge archives via the Internet. There is no problem in uploading a 5GB file for your friends or partners to download it.

But at the same time modern technologies made it possible to steal information and use it with criminal purposes. Thus, computers need to be protected from intruders. However, it sometimes happens that employees of large companies cheat on the management by accessing and sharing sensitive information with third parties or criminals. Such actions may result in serious monetary losses or problems with competitors or even tax government authorities. As a rule, cheating employees protect forbidden files with passwords, so that no one can access them.

Progressive network security administrators use special automated system to find password protected files, as such files and archives are among the most suspicious. Show Hidden Files utility from AKS-LABS is a program that helps you find password protected files, create a list of them and copy them to one folder.

With Show Hidden Files is a perfect tool for file leak prevention. If an employee decided to protect file or archive with password, then he has something conceal. The program will scan folders and hard drives to compile a list of files and archives that are protected with passwords.

Show Hidden Files is an effective tool for file leak prevention

Show Hidden Files is an effective tool for file leak prevention

File leak prevention is a challenging task

File leak prevention is a challenging task

Show Hidden Files is widely used in police when officers confiscate computers to find crime evidence there. There is a 99,9% probability that password protected files contain important information.

Show Hidden Files can be used in the network of computers. Thus, if you are s system administrator whose goal is file leak prevention, Show Hidden Files is a very helpful solution. This search system works fast and it does not require user’s special knowledge. The program is easy and understood for users with different levels of computer literacy.

It is possible to select several folders/directories or hard drives where Show Hidden Files will search for password protected files. Once the search is complete the program can compile a list of found files, or copy the files to a selected folder.

If you possess additional information on the files, you can use search by size and date options. This will make it possible to narrow search results. For example you might be interested only in the files older than January 2, 2009.

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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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