Turn Any File into an EXE with Convert to EXE

converttoexe_logoIf you’re a geek like me, you may on occasion have run into a situation where you had a file that you needed to convert to exe. I had read a few forum posts and tutorials on how to do this with self-extracting installers, and I even managed to do it with a 7-zip tool called 7zSD. It then dawned on me that I could use 7zSD and some VBScript to create a tool to automate it. Thus, my Convert to EXE tool was born.

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How to Remove Antivirus 2009, Spyware Guard 2008 and Other Malware

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My wife, kids, and I spent this past Christmas at my parents’ house. It wasn’t long after we arrived before I gravitated to their computer to check my email, read the news, check the stock market, etc.

Much to my dismay, I found a barrage of malware, spyware, and rogue software had made its way onto their machine. I searched around a bit, and found the perfect solution: Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware.

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Useful Applications on the Go

If you’re a geek like me and you carry around a USB drive on your keychain, you might be looking for some useful utilities to keep on your drive.  First and foremost you need to protect your portable drive with encryption.  Information can fall into the wrong hands if the drive is lost or stolen.  Your data can even be stolen if you hand your keys over when you get your car serviced or parked by a valet, so it is absolutely essential you keep data on your portable drive protected.
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Encryption: Never Leave Home Without It

As portable drives have gotten physically smaller and larger in storage capacity, they’ve become an indespensible gadget for many.  If you use yours to store vital and sensitive information, you need to secure that information with encryption.  I should not need to tell you about the long list of problems that would arise, were you to ever misplace the drive or have it stolen.
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Recover Lost Windows Keys

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Magical Jelly Bean Finder Screenshot

It’s frustrating to lose your keys, particularly if it is your Product Registration Key for Windows or other software products.  Karl Gechlik over at makeuseof.com has a nice little write-up about a product called the Magic Jelly Bean Finder that helps you to recover lost product codes.  I’ve used this little jewel in the past and it can really make life a lot easier when performing Windows reinstallations.