On Malicious Software and Spywares
RecoverySoft / October 21, 2018

There are a lot of malicious software available online that are can be used for sending spam messages, stealing personal information, and committing identity theft fraud. Computer hackers are now using sophisticated measures and strategies like setting up their own bogus website that appeal to internet users so that once they enter the site, they will be enticed to download certain programs which are embedded by these malicious software. Malware is a short-term used to refer to malware software that may include viruses and spywares. Viruses are programs that automatically replicated itself as soon as it detects a new storage device while spywares are programs that embeds itself into your computer without your consent. Often spywares are programs that monitor your computer like a "spy." If your computer does not have any passable security software, then you can be prone to these attacks. However, there are steps that you can take that would allow you to minimize the risks that you can get from these malicious attacks. If you feel that your computer has been infected with malware or spyware: 1. Avoid performing any online transactions that would require you to input your username and passwords like online shopping, banking,…

What Happens To A File Once You Hit Delete
RecoverySoft / October 7, 2018

If you chose not to tinker around with your Windows operating system, then the file automatically goes in the Recycle Bin. If you ever decide you still need the file, you can simply search through the trash (a funny concept Microsoft makes us go through) and you'll find your deleted file intact and easily recoverable. However, if you disable the Recycle Bin, things will go slightly different. Most of us consider deleting a file permanent. After all, you can not see it in the directory structure so it's definitely not there. Unfortunately (or well, fortunately, depending on how you look at the situation) when it comes to computers, seeing is not necessarily a promise for believing. A file does not get permanently destroyed and eradicated from your memory by simply deleting it from the directory structure. Instead, it is kept safe in a free memory area, stored in case you change your mind and need your file back. What gets deleted is the link pointing towards the file, so if you would compare a file to a book page, deleting the file does not tear the page out of the book, but rather deletes the page's index from the table…

Software Cracks
RecoverySoft / September 30, 2018

Software cracking is reverse software engineering. It is the modification of software to remove protection methods. The distribution and use of the copies is illegal in almost every developed country. There have been many lawsuits over the software, but mostly to do with the distribution of the duplicated product rather than the process of defeating the protection, due to the difficulty of proving guilt. The most common software crack is the modification of an application’s binary to cause or prevent a specific key branch in the program’s execution. This is accomplished by reverse engineering the compiled program code using a debugger until the software cracker reaches the subroutine that contains the primary method of protecting the software. The binary is then modified using the debugger or a hex editor in a manner that replaces a prior branching opcode so the key branch will either always execute a specific subroutine or skip over it. Almost all common software cracks are a variation of this type. Proprietary software developers are constantly developing techniques such as code obfuscation, encryption, and self-modifying code to make this modification increasingly difficult. In the United States, the passing of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) legislation made…

Password Recovery on the Cisco ASA Security Appliance
RecoverySoft / September 13, 2018

In this article, I’ll explain how to perform a password “reset” on your Cisco ASA security appliance. The more commonly used term for this procedure is “password recovery” which is left over from the days when you could actually view passwords in configuration files in plain text. Today, such passwords are encrypted and not actually recoverable. Instead, you will gain access to the appliance via the console port and reset the password(s) to known values. This procedure requires physical access to the device. You will power-cycle your appliance by unplugging it at the power strip and plugging it back in. You will then interrupt the boot process and change the configuration register value to prevent the appliance from reading its stored configuration at boot. Since the device ignores its saved configuration on boot, you are able to access its configuration modes without passwords. Once you’re in configuration mode, you will load the saved configuration from flash memory, change the passwords to a known value, change the configuration register value to tell the device to load its saved configuration on boot, and reload the device. Caution: As with all configuration procedures, these procedures should be tested in a laboratory environment prior…

The Car Rental Industry
RecoverySoft / September 12, 2018

Market Overview The car rental industry is a multi-billion dollar sector of the US economy. The US segment of the industry averages about $18.5 billion in revenue a year. Today, there are approximately 1.9 million rental vehicles that service the US segment of the market. In addition, there are many rental agencies besides the industry leaders that subdivide the total revenue, namely Dollar Thrifty, Budget and Vanguard. Unlike other mature service industries, the rental car industry is highly consolidated which naturally puts potential new comers at a cost-disadvantage since they face high input costs with reduced possibility of economies of scale. Moreover, most of the profit is generated by a few firms including Enterprise, Hertz and Avis. For the fiscal year of 2004, Enterprise generated $7.4 billion in total revenue. Hertz came in second position with about $5.2 billion and Avis with $2.97 in revenue. Level of Integration The rental car industry faces a completely different environment than it did five years ago. According to Business Travel News, vehicles are being rented until they have accumulated 20,000 to 30,000 miles until they are relegated to the used car industry whereas the turn-around mileage was 12,000 to 15,000 miles five years…

iSCSI Software
RecoverySoft / September 9, 2018

iSCSI software is the type of software used in network storage where iSCSI protocol is used. The basic storage network which deploys iSCSI is storage area network (SAN). iSCSI software enables the devices to become connected to the network, share storage space and have access to the data stored on storage servers. There can be two sets of devices which are in the network. The first are iSCSI initiators – the appliances which send SCSI commands and initiate the contact. The other are iSCSI targets – the devices which receive the commands sent by the iSCSI initiator. Therefore, depending on the status of the device, it will require special iSCSI software – for initiators, for targets or both, since one device can sometimes perform both roles. In the case of iSCSI software for initiators we can have the system initiator. It is a special service running in the operation system. Windows Vista and Windows 2008 are already equipped with iSCSI software for initiator, you only have to select it. In Windows XP and Windows 2003 you can download iSCSI initiator from Microsoft pages and install it. As far as targets are concerned there are also two possibilities. Many of the…

"I Can Only Wear Gold Jewelry" – The Truth About Jewelry Allergies
RecoverySoft / September 8, 2018

I can only wear gold jewelry, everything else breaks me out.” How many times did I hear that exact phrase from my mother when I was a child? Every time I would give her jewelry that was her response. Why does everything but gold break my mother out? Is that statement even true? When I started designing jewelry over ten years ago I decided to find out. I wanted to design jewelry for my mom that she could wear without fear of a breakout. Now I am going to let you in on what I have discovered. My mother, like many people, develops contact dermatitis when her skin comes in contact with some types of jewelry. Her dermatitis is a result of an allergic reaction to the nickel found in many types of jewelry. Nickel allergies are very common, in fact one out of every seven people are likely to suffer from a nickel allergy. More often, women tend to suffer from nickel allergies than men. Allergy treatment can help with the symptoms of a nickel allergy. Unfortunately once the allergy has developed, a person will remain sensitive to nickel for the rest of their life. Nickel is found in…

Data Recovery – The Ultimate Solution to Your Hard Drive
RecoverySoft / September 1, 2018

Data loss due to computer crashes or virus attacks are common problems, occurring at random points in life, but still we take it as an unpleasant surprise and all because we are ignorant to the fact that data loss happens. You now need Data Recovery. Data recovery is a complicated process of salvaging data from a malfunctioning secondary storage device due to the occurrence of any physical or logical damage in the storage media. The process involves a scientific approach to recover all the data and information that was lost from such a computer crash, virus attack or hard disk malfunction. Today, it has become an important part of every operating system that depends upon the storage media and has become a basic requirement for huge business enterprises, entity and every such individual who is connected with the IT world. Although, data recovery severities vary depending on your type of storage device but the key goal is to recover every single byte of information and shield you and your business from every possible loss. Thus, data recovery has given a whole new perception to the theme of data transfer via: USB pen drives, USB memory sticks, USB thumb drives, multimedia…

How to Fix Windows Server 2008 Boot Loader
RecoverySoft / August 29, 2018

If the boot loader to your Windows Server 2008 machine gets corrupted or deleted for whatever reason, it really is a painstaking process to get it fixed. The boot loader to my machine got deleted somehow while I was resizing partitions. After scouring the web, I could not find anything on rebuilding the boot loader for Windows Server 2008. All I could find were instructions to restore a Windows Vista boot loader but luckily, the process for Server 2008 is similar. Due to the lack of recovery tools on the Server 2008 installation CD, the boot loader must be rebuilt manually. For this guide, I’m going to assume your installation has a drive letter of C:. Insert the Server 2008 installation CD into your DVD-ROM. Restart your computer and boot from the CD. Choose to repair your computer, then open the command prompt. At the command prompt, use the following commands: c: cd boot bootsect /nt60 c: /force /mbr bootrec /rebuildbcd After using the “bootrec /rebuldbcd” command, you will be prompted to accept a Windows installation. Accept the installation, then wait for the process to finish. Once it’s done, reboot your comptuer and you should have a boot loader ready…

The Importance of a Backup Recovery System
RecoverySoft / August 29, 2018

When a business has serious computer issues, it can result in a serious loss of money and time, unless you have a backup recovery system. Computers have become the core instrument for storing business data. If the computer system that is being used breaks down, then that business can come to a virtual standstill. This is why it is important for a system to be in place to recover deleted files. No one likes having to recreate information and work that has been previously done. Unfortunately, unless a recovery method is implemented, most times this is what has to happen. In the event that information has been deleted and there is no backup recovery system in place, there may be other options. Many companies have found that data recovery software can help them retrieve the lost data and save them precious time in having to recreate the information. If the data has been previously backed up, then the recovery process is relatively simple, but this is not always the case. There are also companies that specialize in recovering lost data from damaged computers and hard drives. The techniques for recovering lost data vary. It really depends on the type of…