‘Computers’ category

Australians face web blackout, remove malware

If sometimes find that you are unable to connect to the internet or to some websites, you might be affected by malware which changes the DNS settings on your computer. Even if your anti-virus tells you your computer is clean, you might still be affected. To check your computer for this specific DNS Changer malware […]

Power Off computer or leave It On?

Why turn it OFF? Save Energy An average PC consumes 200 W of power while on – just like a light bulb. Let’s say electricity costs an average of 20 cents per KWh in Australia. By turning your computer off for 12 hours a night you would save 12 hours x 20 cents x 0.2 […]

Can you trust Firefox? Data loss bug in Firefox 6, bookmarks tags deleted.

Firefox 6 deletes bookmark tags. It took me some time to notice that I had been losing Firefox bookmarks tags. I reported the bug on August 26, 2011. (bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=682512) The status of my report in Firefox Bugzilla (bug tracking site) is marked as verified and fixed (but the fix was not present in Firefox 7 […]

Resolve windows error – Session Homegroup Log failed to start with the following error: 0xC0000035

Solution: Go to Control Panel – Network and Sharing Center. Choose homegroup and sharing options and click ‘Leave the homegroup’. Why did this happen? You probably attempted to disable Microsoft Home Group by changing ‘Home network’ to ‘public network in the ‘Network and Sharing Center’. It is easy to assume that if you press on […]

Windows Vista Service Pack 1 is no longer supported, download update

As of July 12th, Windows Vista Service Pack 1 is no longer supported. Means you wont get any more Microsoft security updates. Update to Vista Service Pack 2 (SP2) or upgrade to Windows 7 which is the fastest selling operating system in history. More about how to ensure your PC is on the latest service […]

High definition audio chips HD realtek intel and creative sound blaster comparison

Onboard audio chips sampling rate introduced Creative Sound Blaster AC’97 from 16-bit/44.1kHz 1997 16-bit/48Khz 2001 Audigy HD ( High Definition Audio,  HD Realtek audio etc) from 24-bit/48kHz from 24-bit/96kHz 2005 X-Fi from 24-bit/192kHz 2002 Audigy 2 Intel HD from 32-bit/192kHz 2004 Sampling frequency most of Mp3 music, CDs is 44.1 kHz. DVD 48kHz

Free Microsoft Antivirus review – download now

It is called Microsoft Security Essentials and it has been around since 2009, succeeding Windows Live One Care. Positives: It is free and easy to use. It is faster than other paid antiviruses. It is good for low-end computers with little memory or slow processors such as netbooks and laptops under $400. Negatives: It does […]

How to speed up internet. Internet slow ? Just remove Skype toolbar!

Your Internet may be up to 300 times slower just because you have Firefox and Skype installed on your PC ….The current shipping version of the Skype Toolbar is one of the top crashers of Mozilla Firefox 3.6.13. To fix it you can unistall Skype Toolbar from Add remove programs in Control Panel or Open […]

Internet Explorer 0day accidentally leaked to Chinese hackers

Details concerning a potentially serious security vulnerability in fully patched versions of Microsoft’s Internet Explorer have been leaked to people in China, a researcher warned over the weekend…..The bug leads to arbitrary crashes in the EIP, or extended instruction pointer, of machines running the Microsoft browser… www.theregister.co.uk/2011/01/03/ie_0day_leaked

MS Word: Get A Patch Or Get A virus

Vulnerability in Microsoft Word 2002, 2003, 2007, 2010 editions could allow remote code execution if a user opens or previews a specially crafted e-mail message in RTF format. An attacker who successfully exploited any of these vulnerabilities could gain the same user rights as the local user. To trigger vulnerability you need to view [malicious] […]