A software testing blog

Just looking at different programs and services, trying to understand how they work and whether they will be of any use to the average person who does not have special skills.

OPSWAT Security Score - is your PC vulnerable?

OPSWAT Security Score is a free application for detecting vulnerabilities on your computer. It checks for operating system and third-party application updates, firewall and antivirus status, whether disk encryption is enabled and data backup is configured. It also checks if any dangerous or unwanted programs are installed.

system September 26, 2023 by The Layman 113

PureSync - backup and synchronization tool

PureSync is a classic software for automatic backup and synchronization of data. It's the kind of program that everyone seems to need, but few people actually use them.

backup October 3, 2023 by The Layman 169

Byte Recovery - recover deleted files

Recovering accidentally deleted files is a common task that many users have probably faced. Accordingly, there are quite a large number of programs to perform this task. Byte Recovery - is one of them.

system October 10, 2023 by The Layman 156

BWMeter - firewall app with traffic and bandwidth control.

BWMeter is designed to monitor data transmitted over a local network or over the Internet. If you're a gamer or streamer, it can help improve your connection quality, by blocking unwanted applications from accessing the Internet or limiting the speed of the ones you want.

network September 5, 2023 by The Layman 119

mysys - fast file search tool

mysys is a system utility that scans the files on your computer, puts information about them into a database. Then it allows you to perform very fast searches by file name and content. You can view the contents of the files using the built-in VLC player, web browser and text viewer.

system September 12, 2023 by The Layman 109

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