Reviews of some file synchronizers

The followings are the reviews of several open source file synchronizers which I tried.

WebSynchronizer – Can work with network, FTP, etc. Delete the files to recycle bin, does not have backup. Use the synchronisation in order to delete the destionation file, but the source folder will download the newest file. Not very easy to use.

JFileSync – Interface is not good, cannot copy the hidden file as hidden file at the target, do not delete the file in recycle bin.

DirSync Pro – Cannot synchronise the hidden file in the destination.

FreeFileSync – The interface can only create one task. It can also create batch job, but run in commandline.

Synkron – Can only sync, but not one way synchronisation.

How do you treat a chain letter?

Do you receive chain letter frequently? When you receive the mail (chain letter), and read the contents, the mail always describes how eager they need your help. And ask you to forward the mail so that others will know their situation. Or forwarding the mail will help them to earn some money.

Then, what will you do? I am not sure my action is right or wrong. But normally I will ignore the mail. This is because I don’t know the authenticity of the mail. Mail is written by a person and distributed to others. Besides that, the contents of the mail is also a personal issue. No one knows the truth behind the mail.

Next, by forwarding the mail to others, does this really help? In my opinion, saying a prayer even works better than forwarding these types of mail.

Besides that, why do we need the email as a channel to ask for help? Is there no other way? No more newspapers to publish your problem? Is everyone so evil that doesn’t want to help you, and you can only seek the help through email? Is forwarding the email really provides advantages? Or you are just forwarding the email, and think that it is a good deed?

If the world is so righteous, no cheating, then for sure, forwarding these chain letter is one of good channels.

Dealing with isi32.exe

About “isi32.exe”, if a PC is infected, when we insert the USB pendrive, the pendrive will automatically be written with an “autorun.inf” and a “RECYCLER\S-1-5-21-1482476501-1644491937-682003330-1013“. However we delete the “autorun.inf” and “RECYCLER”, they will be written again and again.

And the “isi32.exe” is duplicated inside the “RECYCLER\S-1-5-21-1482476501-1644491937-682003330-1013”. Thus, the antivirus like AVG cannot detect the file, since it is in the recycle bin.

When the pendrive plug into other PC, and when the pendrive is run with “Autoplay”, the virus will be duplicated in C: drive again. So that another PC will be infected.

Therefore, to remove the virus is easy. First, we need Unlocker. Then, in the C: drive, “unlock” the “RECYCLER\S-1-5-21-1482476501-1644491937-682003330-1013”, so that we can delete the folder. After deleting the recycle, we need to restart the computer. This is because “isi32.exe” is still running. The incoming pendrive will still be infected. Finally, the PC is cleaned.

To clean the pendrive, remember not to “autoplay” the pendrive. Because it will run with “autorun.inf” that calls the isi32.exe in RECYCLER. Therefore, right-click the drive in Windows Explorer, and “open” the drive, then remove the “RECYCLER” and “autorun.inf”.