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Yes there is a threat even if you only visit ‘safe’ places. You could get a virus through emails, which redirects your links from what you thought was a reputable site to a phony site. Banner ads on a reputable … Continue reading
A PDF (Adobe Acrobat Portable Document Format) file should be openable and printable on any machine with PDF reader software, regardless of operating system. It is possible that your PDF file was created with a NO PRINT option or a … Continue reading
You have a Google Redirect Virus. It is a type of virus called a Rootkit, and can be missed by antivirus programs. Restart your machine in Safe Mode with networking (hit F8 at start time) Disable SpyBot TeaTimer if you … Continue reading
Q. I have an antivirus message popping up on my machine and it is not letting me use programs or download antivirus tools.
Antivirus 2012, Win 7 Antivirus 2011, Win 7 Total Security 2011, XP Security 2011, BitDefender 2011 Antivirus (some of these viruses use the same names as legitimate programs) and many other variants of these names are fake antivirus scanners that … Continue reading
RAR is a compression format, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RAR, and the files you have are compressed archives of one or more original files. First, you have to decompress the RAR archives. Here are some utilities that can do that 7-Zip (Free, Windows) http://download.cnet.com/7-Zip/3000-2250_4-10045185.html?tag=mncol;1 … Continue reading
Audacity is a great open source audio editor program, available for Windows and Macintosh http://audacity.sourceforge.net/ Here are some learning resources for it Audacity Tutorials http://audacity.sourceforge.net/manual-1.2/tutorials.html Wiki http://wiki.audacityteam.org/wiki/Category:Tutorial Tutorial Videos on YouTube Removing vocals with Audacity http://wiki.audacityteam.org/index.php?title=Vocal_Removal Mixing two songs together … Continue reading
Q. How can I tell which computer on the network is downloading huge amounts of stuff through my company’s router?
Excessive bandwidth use could indicate a user who is downloading or uploading movies, torrents of pirated software or streaming video, or it could be malware on the machine. Either way it can impact network performance for everyone, could result in … Continue reading
Photoshop (as well as other high-end graphic and video production software) is a heavy user of hard drive access. The speed of the hard drive in a machine and the way that hard drive use is organized can have a … Continue reading
Connecting two networks through the air at long distances (100’s of meters to several km) is possible with low power WiFi equipment as long as you have line of sight between the two locations. It requires choosing the correct antennas … Continue reading
Go to your manufacturer’s website, support, drivers and downloads section, and download all the latest drivers for your specific model and install them. Run all the Windows (or other OS) updates. When you do a restore, you are resetting the … Continue reading
The questions you always have to ask when installing a new video card in a desktop or tower machine are: Is there an available PCI-e x16 slot with space beside it for the video card’s fans? Is there physical room … Continue reading
Q. My iBook or Powerbook battery is not charging or being recognized, yet it works fine in another machine
First you need to to a Power Manager reset PMU reset) on your machine http://support.apple.com/kb/ht1431 Then recalibrate the battery http://support.apple.com/kb/ht1490 Keep in mind that batteries last from one to three years and they steadily lose capacity. Apple’s criteria is the … Continue reading
You can’t know when the actual web pages were created, but you can look up in the WHOIS domain records when the domain was originally registered. Go to http://whois.domaintools.com/ and enter the domain name of the site.
If you suspect that your disk is having trouble, make sure you back up your data files to another drive or to DVD-R as soon as possible. One symptom of a failing drive is long pauses to do anything. Another … Continue reading
Your new router will have a different WPA password and SSID (network name) compared to your old router. Have you set the new router up? Each WiFi machine will need to reconnect to the new router and have its settings … Continue reading