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Thursday, June 30, 2011

How Can You Remove E-mail Virus From PC

E-mail virus is one of the most popular PC viruses. You open the attachment or click on a link that is attached to your friend's email thinking that it is a legitimate attachment, your system will be infected by these virus email virus very fast even before your virus removal software detect it. The most famous E-mail virus is the CIH virus mail attack.

1. As you know this virus comes with attachment in email, you should not download email attachment from strangers. Delete emails from strangers instead of keep them.

2. Always check your e-mail security settings to make sure you have the correct security measures in place to combat these attacks should they ever take place again. If you're security settings are set up to allow JavaScript, Macros or other (possibly malicious) files to execute automatically, then it is vital that you disable these features as soon as possible to ensure that you are not vulnerable to an e-mail based virus attack.

3. Always keep your Firewall turn on. 90% of this virus can be stopped by firewall which can filter out e-mail that may carry a virus attachment.

4. Equip your computer with a professional antivirus program. In fact, no antivirus program can stop all the viruses in email from infecting your computer once the virus is activated. Because e-mail virus can spread at an amazing speed while computer security programs needs some time to update its signature database. However, use your antivirus program to scan the attachment before you open it.

If your computer has already infected by an e-mail virus, a security program is the only helper you can get. Restart your computer in safe mode, update the antivirus program, run an online scan and then full scan.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Simple Ways to Make Windows 7 Run Faster at Startup

Windows 7 might be the newest version of Windows but it’s already extremely popular. There are a lot of great things that you can say about Windows 7 compared to earlier Windows operating systems, but it’s not perfect, and you’ll still need to know how to fix windows 7 run faster at startup. There are unfortunately a number of errors and problems which can affect the operating system .A slow startup problem may be a headache for all computer users. After using Windows 7 for some time, I find that we can make Windows 7 run faster with some rather simple tricks.

1. Increase Windows 7 boot speed

Below are the steps to fix slow Windows 7 boot problem

a. Press "[WIN] +R" to open Run window.

b. Select "Timeout" tab within "Boot".

c. If you have installed Windows operating system, you can set it to 3s from the default 30s; if you install multiple operating systems, set the value to the desired seconds you would like to have at boot time and then check "No GUI Boot" tab.

d. Click "Advanced Options" to set the "Number of processors" according to your computer configuration. After the simple setting here, you will see an improvement on Windows 7 boot speed.

2. Disable Prefetcher to make Windows 7 run faster

Below are the steps to fix slow Windows 7 boot problem

a. Press "[WIN] +R" to open Run window and type "regedit" to open Registry Editor.
b. Locate HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEMCurrentControlSetControlSessionManager Memory ManagementPrefetchParameters and right click "PrefetchParameters" on the left-hand side, change its value data from "3" to "0".

3. Speed up Windows 7 at startup

We know that when booting up computers or run a program, it will call for some related data. If the files are too fragmented, it will take more time for hard disk head to move too much to reach what it needs like finding stuff from a messy warehouse. To ensure a faster startup, a regular disk defragment process is needed. By the way, it is recommended to uninstall the unneeded programs and clear the useless files before.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Remove Antivirus 2011/XP Antivirus 2011

When a virus is located on your computer the first thing you should do is run a full system scan on your computer to see if your internet security software is picking up any virus's.

The top virus removal security software are:-

Microsoft Security Essentials
AVG free edition
Norton Internet Security

If full system scan of your computer have failed to remove the virus from your system then you have definitely got a horrible virus on your computer and you will manually have to delete the infected files.

This example is how to remove antivirus 2011

1) Open task manager (ctrl + Alt + Delete) and "end process" to av2011.exe
2) WARNING!! Open Regedit (Start, type/select "run" and then type 'regedit"
ii) Locate HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run "av2011.exe" and delete all components of "av2011.exe"
iii) Exit out of regedit
3) Remove existing traces of av2011:
ii) Go to programs, right click on av2011 and open file located. Delete ALL files in this folder.
iii) Go to control panel select add or remove program and if you locate av2011 uninstall the program off your system

Finally Restart your machine

Friday, June 24, 2011

How to Manually Install Spyware Doctor Updates

Spyware Doctor is an anti spyware scanner. Spyware Doctor includes a "Smart Update" feature that automatically checks the Internet and downloads the latest database signature files from the Computer Tools website each time you run the program. However, there are people who couldn't update the program due to malware infection, or the computer with Spyware Doctor program is not connected to the Internet. Fortunately you can download the latest database signature files from PC Tools and manually update Spyware Doctor if unable to update the program automatically. Manually installing Spyware Doctor updates can be done with the help of a Signature Database Transfer Setup Wizard provided by PC Tools.

1. Open your Web browser and download the latest PC Tools Signature Databases setup file for your version of Spyware Doctor. Save the file to your desktop.

2. Double-click the downloaded file on your desktop and click "Run."

3. Click "Next" and allow your computer to download the Signature Databases file.

4. Click "Finish" once the download completes. A new folder called "Databases" will appear on your desktop. The Signature Databases file folder downloads to the same location you run the setup file from, which is your desktop in this example.

5. Minimize all open windows and locate the newly added "Databases" folder on your desktop. Open the folder and locate the "DBTransfer.exe" file. Double-click the file to launch the installer.

6. Click "Next" and allow the installer to transfer the signature databases to your computer, updating Spyware Doctor. A progress bar will appear.

7. Click "Finish" once the process finishes.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

How to Make Win 7 Boot Faster

Hardware plays a important part in determining how fast your Computer boots up. When you boot your system, the computer loads operating system files along with programs that are configured to start up automatically. You can disable some of these programs or services for a more efficient start-up.

Steps to Make Windows 7 Boot Faster

1. Disable search indexing. Right-click "My Computer," "Click Services and Applications," and click "Services." Right-click on "Windows Search" and select "Properties." Change the startup type to "Disabled."

2. Reduce graphical features. Right-click your desktop and select "Personalize," then choose the tab labeled "Window Color." Uncheck the "Enable Transparency" option and select a basic color scheme from the box that appears.

3. Disable unwanted Windows 7 services. Because some services are necessary only when the system attempts to access them, it may not be necessary to automatically start them every time your computer boots. Services can be set to start up automatically, to start when Windows calls for them, or they can be disabled entirely. See the resources link for services that are safe to set to manual. Disabling a service entirely may impact functionality if the service is needed at a future point.

4. Disable the Gadgets. Right-click on the sidebar and select "Properties." Uncheck the box labeled "Start sidebar when Windows Starts."

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Windows 7 Crash - How to Fix Windows 7 Crashes

Windows 7 crashes is one of the major problem. The system crashes randomly - right after login, in the middle of playing a game, while working on a file, during web surfing, among others. Some users call this fault the "black screen of death" (BSOD) where the screen of their computer will turn to black and eventually crash. The Windows 7 crash can be very frustrating, but there are ways to fix the problem.

1. Upgrade your memory or RAM. All software installed in your computer requires a certain amount of RAM in order to run properly. Besides these applications, your OS requires resources to run. To let these applications run smoothly without the crashing, free up some space or upgrade your memory.

2. Remove Spyware and Viruses. Make sure to always perform a scan to check for spyware and virus infections. There may be hidden and dormant malware in your computer. Delete these malicious files from your system. Always keep your computer updated with the latest virus definitions and security updates.

3. Fix Windows 7 Registry. The registry is a database which stores records of all your computer's activities. It contains settings and options that Windows continually references during operation. Over time, more and more data are added into the registry making it congested with redundant entries. These entries are no longer valid thus causing crashes especially in newer operating systems like Windows 7.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Steps to Creating a Windows 7 System Recovery Disc

Microsoft latest operating system Windows 7 comes with the built-in ability of being able to create a system Repair Disk that can be used to recover from major issues.

The same recovery features can be found on the Microsoft Windows 7 installation disc, but if you don't have an installation disc, or your was lost or damaged, you'll need this recovery disc to access the Windows 7 recovery features in case your system becomes seriously corrupt or unbootable.

Process of creating a System Repair Disc
  • Click on Start button
  • Then click on Control Panel
  • After that select System and Security then click on Backup and Restore.
  • Then click Create a System Repair Disc
  • If you have multiple optical drives installed in your system, select your preferred CD or DVD burner from the drop down and click Create disc.
  • A progress bar will be displayed on the screen. Creating the disc should only take a few minutes. When the process is done, click OK.
  • You've just created a Windows 7 System Recovery Disc to use in case of a major computer emergency.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Steps to Configure Wi-Fi Netgear Router

Wi-Fi stands for Wireless Fidelity. The Wi-Fi is the body responsible for promoting the term and its connection with a variety of wireless technology standards. In other words Wi-Fi" is a type of wireless networking protocol that allows devices to converse without cords or cables.

Wireless Fidelity is technically an industry term that represents a type of wireless local area network protocol based on the 802.11 IEEE network standards. It's the most popular means of communicating data with out wire, within a fixed location.

Wi-Fi (Wireless Fidelity) works great for networks, and computers. I think more people have a use for Bluetooth access to their computer.

Wi-Fi is meant to provide an OPTION of a closed network. Businesses sometime put a password on their network to prevent non-customers from tapping into and sucking the bandwidth
Passwords keep freeloaders off of private networks.

Simple steps: - How to configure Netgear Router Setup
  • Connect your laptop with wireless connection. The name of the connection will be NETGEAR
  • Now open in your internet browser. It will ask your to enter user name and password. You can get the user name and password from the back of the router.
  • Now go to Basic Settings.
  • Now basic settings page will open in the middle. Under Does your Internet Connection Require A Login ?, Select Yes and move further.
  • Now fill in your Login id and Password that you use to connect to your internet. Do not change the rest of the settings. Click on Apply button.
  • That’s all to setup your wireless router.