Make sure you do this before downloading iOS 7 tomorrow


imageEveryone who owns an Apple device is excited for iOS 7 becoming available tomorrow for download. You will be able to upgrade your device for free, without having to actually buy the new iPhone 5S or 5C, yet get the same software the new devices will have. But if there is one thing that users have learned over the years, if you download the latest iOS version as soon as it comes out, you may end up being upset instead of happy.

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Kaspersky Internet Security 2014 (v14.0.0.4651)

Kaspersky Internet Security 201 delivers premium protection from viruses, Trojans, spam, hackers, and more. Its cutting-edge, hybrid approach to digital security combines innovative, cloud-based technologies with advanced antivirus protection to deliver a faster, more effective response to today’s complex, ever-evolving threats. You, your private data and PC are completely protected as you work, bank, shop and play online.

Kaspersky Internet Security 201 warns you about potential phishing attacks and malicious websites and secures your sensitive personal information such as login credentials, credit card details, etc. Enjoy complete peace of mind when you shop and bank online!

Keep your computer protected against the latest malware threats with the help of cloud-based technologies that leverage information from the Kaspersky Security Network [KSN] - Kaspersky Lab’s globally-distributed threat monitoring network which gathers information regarding new threats from millions of users’ computers around the globe.

You manage when and how often your children access the PC and Internet and which games, websites and applications they use. Plus, you choose who your children communicate with via Instant Messaging and social networks and what their messages contain using predefined rules.

The most important thing you need to know about a VPN

 It secures your computer’s internet connection to guarantee that all of the data you’re sending and receiving is encrypted and secured from prying eyes.

BitTorrent isn’t the quiet haven it once was. These days, everyone’s looking to throttle your connection, spy on what you’re downloading, or even send you an ominous letter. If you use BitTorrent, you absolutely need to take precautions to hide your identity. Here’s how to do that with a simple VPN.

Whether the VPNs you’re familiar with are the ones offered by your school or business to help you work or stay connected when you’re traveling or the ones you pay to get you watch your favorite shows in another country as they air, they’re all doing the same thing.

VPN Watcher – monitor your VPN connection

Today, I would like to review an application that will “keep an eye” on your VPN connection. For example if you are using a P2P or torrent download app through a specific VPN service and the connection fails, your real IP address will be revealed. And this aspect might put you in problematic situations.

Considering the case presented above, you will need an application that will prevent controlled applications from sending any data to network while established VPN connection is down. This application is VPN Watcher and is developed by UGD Software development firm.

VPN Watcher monitors any VPN connection, configured through Windows control panel (the connections are usually registered in the system as “Dial-Up VPN Connections”), and also is able to monitor any network connection, specified by user (these types are used when OpenVPN creates an additional virtual network adapter (TUN/TAP interface). Most VPN providers offer one of these connection types.

There is a free version of the application and a paid version (only $4.98). The full registered version SUSPENDS controlled applications instead of closing and enables to run them with command line arguments. This can be useful with many applications like MetaTrader, Poker, Remote Desktop, online games etc.

The “Advanced checking” feature adds additional checking if VPN server is online after every 1 second. This allows the program to detect the connection loss more accurately.

The installation is very easy: download and run the setup, click next, next and that’s all : ) 

System requirements:

Operating system: Windows XP/Vista/7

Network adapter with VPN connection set up

I would really appreciate if you will let me know your opinion regarding VPN Watcher or any other similar software.