Do you have hundreds of applications installed, with even hundreds of icons spread all over your computer? It is hard sometimes to find the shortcut of a program when they are all cluttered up on ever single place on the computer. This is where Microsoft’s Speed Launch comes in(It requires .Net Framework 3.0). Start menu search in Windows Vista does help sometimes but Speed Launch even lets you assign multiple applications or websites to launch with a single click.Read More
The first thing you are going to wonder is why I wrote Maverick in the title? Some are going to laugh and some are going to take it seriously. I regularly check what my readers are searching for before coming to my blog. And surprisingly “How to use IP to find where you live” was one of the question many people were looking an answer for.
I wondered who will type such a question in Google? Even the dumbest person in the World knows where he is living. Then something else stuck my mind, suppose you get kidnapped or get lost somewhere in a crazy way(don’t know which one), you will surely want to know where the heck are you? So maybe someone typed this question because he could be in this exact situation.
But to know he needs a computer and a internet connection, maybe he searched using his Kidnapper’s laptop (Yeah I am thinking crazy at the moment).Read More
Do you want to encrypt your files without installing a third party application? Windows XP has a native support for file compression and decompression formally known as Compress Files and Folders which is a basic feature that allows us to zip files of any format so that Windows Explorer is able to open these files without any need of third party applications. Besides the compression and decompression, it also allows us to password protect those files. In Windows Explorer the zip files are treated as any other normal folder allowing you to drag and drop new files or copy the content.Read More
Has this ever happened with you that while registering for some website you found that the username has already been taken? This is where UsernameCheck comes in, it is a website that lets you check for your username across almost all famous websites and services. Sadly it misses few great websites, but their support is coming soon.Read More
Are you facing trouble opening Add/Remove Programs from your Control Panel? Does it give you the error saying that it has been disabled by administrator? Some days back we covered a post on How to enable show hidden files and folders when disabled by a virus, the problem of Disabled Add/Remove program is also a registry tweak caused by some virus and is quite frustrating for those who wants to uninstall a software but this dialogue box won’t just open up. This problem has a pretty easy solution.Read More
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