If you use Windows than it is possible to squeeze extra speed from your internet connection. By default, Windows reserve internet bandwidth up to 20% for various services such as Windows updates and spyware checks by using QoS Packet Scheduler, it is a network bandwidth management tool that can monitor the importance of data packets and depending upon the priority of the packet, give it higher or lower priority or bandwidth levels. It's not very useful unless you're using apps which are QoS-aware or running a server, so you can gain some network overhead back by turning it off.Read More
Note: If you are looking to enable your task manager if it got disabled by your administrator or some virus, then have a look at this post. This tip is for disabling your task manager, not enable it.
Sometimes one needs to disable the task manager to give clients limited access in a network or to prevent other users from doing a specific task. There are multiple software available for this purpose, but the best way is to disable it using Local Group Policy Editor which is build-in your Windows and does not require any software to be installed.Read More
For the past 2 months, I have received many emails asking me about my web hosting company because they found the response time of this blog to be quite fast. This is what prompted me to write a post today. You can check my blog’s hosting company without the need to contact me. Whoishostingthis is a website that makes it possible and I found it to be the most reliable out there.Read More
Does this annoy you that Firefox displays bookmarks in its address bar along with web history? Firefox is certainly the best browser in the market but it doesn’t mean its perfect, the annoying feature of its awesome bar is that it displays the bookmarks in its address bar along with web history and suggestions. Most of the users prefer to display only links from the web history rather than the added bookmarks suggestions. To prevent this annoying feature, follow these simple steps.Read More
Did your browser become unstable due to a recent installation of some add-on? Sometimes when we install an add-on, it may become the root cause of crashing or slowing down of the web browser. In this situation it is better to use your browser without the add-ons. By doing this you can find out if the problem and fix it easily, or just simply remove the add-on that was causing the problem. If you are a security freak like me, you can run your browser without add-ons while making online transactions because any 3rd party add-ons could be tracking your activity.Read More
Have you ever attached a USB to a computer and later found out that the drive is infected by a virus? I have definitely faced this situation many times. If you attach your USB drive to the infected computer the virus is transferred to the drive in no time infecting all the important documents in USB drive too, depending on the nature of the virus you may loose important data from the USB drive and never recover them back. But there is a solution to protect your USB drive from virus infection when it is connected to already infected computer.Read More
If you are a multitasking monster, most of your time may surf on finding the right tab in the taskbar, because when you do multitask a lot you have more tabs in the taskbar which makes it cluttered and unorganized, even with Windows Group Similar taskbar items option, it takes time to find the right tab, there are some applications like utorrent which can be configured to move to tray bar rather than taskbar, the other solution for this is to minimize the applications as thumbnails onto the desktop.Read More
Have you ever faced a problem where your antivirus deleted your important system files? For me this is even worse than the adverse effect of a virus itself. The best method to offset the infection is to Clean, Quarantine and Delete but if your antivirus deletes important system files by itself without asking permission than you must consider to recover those system files to prevent data loss, performance issues and missing system files notification at startup.Read More
HijackThis lists the contents of key areas of the Registry and hard drive--areas that are used by both legitimate programmers and hijackers. The program is continually updated to detect and remove new hijacks. It does not target specific programs and URLs, only the methods used by hijackers to force you onto their sites.Read More
If you are experiencing hard drive errors such as Read / Write errors and noisy sounds, its time to check your hard drive because these errors may effect the overall performance of your computer. Windows comes with built-in utilities to check hard drives, scanning your hard drive using Error Checking can help diagnose and even correct a wide range of hard drive errors. Hard drives that are formatted using the FAT32 file system should be checked for errors about once a month.Read More
Note: This tip is for those who wants to take extra precautions, otherwise if you keep your wordpress up-to-date, you will remain secure as far I know.
I know that the title of this post is a bit comprehensive, but it pretty much explains what I am talking about. Hiding your wordpress version is the first step in keeping your blog secure and I recommend that everyone should do this to keep themselves safe from amateur hackers. Forget Professional hackers, they can hack into anything(even Pentagon). Anyway this is how you can prevent your blog from small hacks.Read More
What is DEP ?In Microsoft’s own words,
Data Execution Prevention (DEP) is a security feature that can help prevent damage to your computer from viruses and other security threats. Harmful programs can try to attack Windows by attempting to run (also known as execute) code from system memory locations reserved for Windows and other authorized programs. These types of attacks can harm your programs and files.DEP can help protect your computer by monitoring your programs to make sure that they use system memory safely. If DEP notices a program on your computer using memory incorrectly, it closes the program and notifies you.
Why disable DEP ?I was running multiple processes on different tabs in Firefox 3, finally my Firefox crashed and Microsoft gave a very beautiful reason for the crash which you have read above. Actually it happened the moment I clicked on a YouTube video, it sounds weird, right? If you are a heavy geek like me, who works on multiple Firefox tabs and also use online services that need to access your system memory, then your Firefox is definitely going to crash unless you don’t disable DEP. Another reason to disable it is when it does not allow you to open Executable files that needs to access your system memory.Read More
There are plenty of people who cannot upgrade to Windows Vista but would love to have cool looking Aero feature in Windows XP. One of the coolest feature in Vista is the thumbnails previews that comes when you roll over your mouse on a particular taskbar element. With a tiny application called Visual Tooltip you can get them in Windows XP too. With a few changes in settings you can make it work just like it does in Vista. Read on to find out how, after the jump.Read More