Recoverit: Recover Deleted Files Simply, Safely and Completely

Many netizens have unwittingly lost files through crashes, accidental deletion, and wipeouts by viruses or malware programs. A lot of free and paid software exist but Recoverit and upgraded Data Recovery Program from Wondershare seems a cut over the rest because it is very easy to use and can recover a variety of files safely and completely from a lot of media and devices. Thus far Recoverit has had over 5.5M downloads but it’s hard to entrust the recovery of your precious data to just any company.

But Wondershare is not a Johnny-come-lately; this company has also launched (among other software) Filmora, a very reliable film-editing software that’s a mere fraction of the cost of Adobe Premiere. And the bottom line is that Wondershare is a company that, “Bring simple to life”. From its operations in Japan as Hitech, to its multi-awarded history in Hong Kong and China, and its establishment of Wondershare in Canada, Wondershare has created apps for Mac and has created easy-to-use software to the satisfaction of its more than 5,000,000 users. Recoverit has versions for Mac and Windows.

     “Our drive to create a simpler world through better technology starts at the top.” – Tobee Wu, Founder and CEO Wondershare Technology

Things to Do Before Using Recoverit and Data Recovery Program:

If you had stood panicky as files were erased, know that deleted files can be retrieved your media card, hard drive, camera storage, or phone with Recoverit. Thing is, the files you erased are still present on your drive – like sitting ducks just waiting to be overwritten. To prevent the files from becoming permanently irretrievable, do not save to the same drive space. In short, they will occupy the same physical space. This also means that while you are in the process, don’t install programs or do stuff that requires a lot of memory like video-editing or media streaming. In this case, an ounce of prevention is truly worth a pound of cure. The Recycle Bin might yet become your best friend because you can recover those files completely without needing any additional software. However, files you delete from external drives including flash drives can’t be retrieved from the Recycle Bin. Ditto with very large files that skip this.

One of the first things you notice about Recoverit is that it is universally understood with Software Interface in 8 languages. It can recover files from many scenarios including accidental deletion without back-up, emptying the recycle bin, formatting media drive when prompted, and disk initialization when the card is not ready. A lot of accidents also occur when the camera is turned off when writing to the drive, pulling out of the SD card when the camera is on, reading the same memory card in different devices. And there are cases equivalent to a force majeure like viral infection, unexpected power-off, and other horrible scenarios.

      100% Safe & Complete Recovery Process

Deleted, Formatted, or Inaccessible? No Need to Panic! – Wondershare Recoverit

According to Wondershare, both Recoverit and Data Recovery support many types of files that can be recovered from drives, cards, recycle bins, smartphones, and cameras/camcorder (practically all brands):

  2. Video – AVI, MOV, MP4, M4V, 3GP, 3G2, WMV, ASF, FLV, SWF, MPG, RM/RMVB, etc.
  3. Message and Emails – PST, DBX, EMLX, etc.
  5. Audio – AIF/AIFF, M4A, MP3, WAV, WMA, MID/MIDI, OGG, AAC, etc.
  6. Archive -ZIP, RAR, SIT, etc.

Unlike some anti-virus programs, it won’t attempt to fix the drive so you can be sure that it won’t further delete any data. Better yet, you can preview the files before recovering. You can also easily search by file name, size, and date. Recovery can be through files or partitioned sectors. Files recovered will be reinstated in their original path and names. Data from corrupted drives previously considered irrecoverable can be reclaimed. Some users have retrieved 1T of data safely and completely!

All it takes is 3 easy steps:

  • Select file types
  • Scan device or computer
  • Preview and recover lost files

So if you are among the 96%  whose systems are not backed up, and among the 37% whose work had been adversely affected,  it’s time to entrust your data to Recoverit. After all, it’s ranked among the top ten data recovery software for 2017 for an extremely good reason: it delivers on its promise.



Malware detected! Cyber-war lunges forward

Now may be a good time to click the update button to your anti-virus software. A couple of weeks ago, while trying to locate and identify a very illusive viper/wiper program that has been infecting Iranian computers, Kaspersky Lab has detected something even larger and more threatening than described. The malware, currently dubbed as “Flame”, is speculated to be another step towards cyber-war.

The malware has been named after a common name in its modules “flame_props”. This malware has been said to be 20 times larger and more complicated than a previous Cyber-war tool named Stuxnet. Stuxnet and Duqu were two of the cyber-war weapons that were launched around 2009 and 2010. These malware were considered monsters of their time. Stuxnet apparently took at least half a year for Kaspersky Lab to analyze and it may take at least 10 years to bust Flame open. These malware ran rampant in Iranian computers and sought to gather data and destroy infrastructure.

Flame has been recorded to be infecting several countries in the Middle East, with Iran as the leading target. The size and scope of Flame’s targets seem to reflect that this is again another Government-backed cyber assault, with goals of espionage in mind. Flame has been reported to be gathering data and even deleting data from target systems. Even the spread of the malware is well controlled and remained undetected for 2 years and maybe even longer. The scope of attack and similarities to Stuxnet rules out independent acts of cyber criminals.

In Kapsersky’s statement, Flame infects its targets by installing a small compressed file into the drive, then further downloads and deploys up to 20 modules that allow the attacker to perform several tasks, taking virtual control over the affected systems. The total size of the toolkit reaches 20 MB, compared to the 500 KB of Stuxnet. The plug-ins can be deployed and turned off at will by the attacker, including well controlled deployment into USB hosts, making the malware harder to detect. It even has the ability to completely wipe itself from a computer, further making it difficult for large anti-virus firms like Kaspersky Lab to detect and analyze. Someone is definitely in the steering wheel of this ride. Flame is a malware that has grown exceedingly complicated compared to its predecessors. Who knows how many more of these are in the wild, still running undetected?

So what can this malware do? Nearly every recording and data gathering capacities of you computer is at its employ. Kaspersky Lab reports that Flame can effectively use your computer’s microphone to record conversations. It can view your keystrokes. It can browse all your data and communications in the internet. It can even use the Bluetooth device of your computer and access other devices in its coverage, gathering personal information, like names and phone numbers. It can choose who to infect and when is the best time to strike. It has all the makings of an espionage tool. No wonder Kaspersky Lab thinks this may very well be a nation’s attack upon another.

This poses a threat not only to the infected countries, but other countries as well who may one day fall on the attacker’s radar. Some can only cry out for the legality of these attacks, as these are basically Government-approved cyber crimes. For this incredibly powerful malware to fall on the wrong hands would be disastrous to the whole internet community. Privacy has become a very sensitive term in the internet, and this privacy may soon be no longer in our control, if stuff like these can be deployed and run undetected for many years. If the government can get away with attacking industries for their data, what is stopping them from spying on each and every one of us regardless of their reasons?

Do you really need an anti-virus for your Android?

Do Android users really need to invest in a good anti-virus software for their devices?

According to Chet Wisiewski of Sophos, “It is not terribly widespread outside of China, but the number of malicious apps is increasing dramatically.”

He added that, “In 2010 we saw around 40 threats, in 2011 more than 400. Evidence for 2012 suggests that number will continue to increase. To date the majority of threats are on unofficial/pirate markets, but we have seen several apps make it onto the Google Play store, only to later be discovered and deleted.”

One main problem that Google has is the Android Permission notifier. The latter tells you which features on your phone an app will gain access after you install it. Unfortunately, we don’t have time to read these permissions. It’s a long list which we don’t really understand.

Wisniewski also barred, “The other factor that increases the risk for Android users is the lack of patches that fix the vulnerabilities that are discovered. Even if Google fixes the flaws in the core version of Android, most carriers and phone makers lag far behind integrating the fixes, if they bother at all.”

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Scareware hides files and folders, charges $80 for repair

BitDefender developers have recently discovered a new scareware tactic threatens the victims that all their files and folders have disappeared due to hard disk issues and invites them to buy a disk repair utility that will solve the problem priced at $80.

The scareware is installed in the victims computer Win32.Brontok.AP@mm. It is a popular worm that spreads by attaching itself in an email to email addresses. It can also spread through USB drives.

The developers said, “It copies itself in every folder on the infected stick under the name of the folder. It adds an .exe extension that remains hidden from users. This is an indicator that it needs the user to recognize, trust, click and thus install it on the PC.”

The worm has the ability to disable antivirus and security software. The Brontok virus also doesn’t enable users to click on the “visible” settings for folders and files.

If the user’s gets tricked into buying the $80 fix that they are trying to advertise, beware. Even if you pay for it, this will still do nothing to restore the files and folders in their computers.

The best thing to do is watch what you install in your computer and avoid downloading email attachments that are not form trusted emails.

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