Sunday, August 18, 2013
Wednesday, August 14, 2013
How to use Windows Task Manager Effectively
I installed a volunteer program that actually uses my bandwidth whenever my PC is idle. After some months and being informed my small netbook bandwidth wasn't helping, I decided to uninstall it. But whenever I run my defragmenter, the program's name was still flashing and for some reason, I found it hard to locate the program file to delete it. But thanks to the problem I finally learned how to use Task Manager to the full.
Here is how to find and delete stubborn CPU hoggers:
1. Open Task Manager: ctrl+shift+esc
2. Click on 'Processes'
3. If you don't find the file you need, click 'Show processes from all users'
4. When your target file name appears, right-click on it then click 'Open file location'
5. When your file appears, you can delete it by clicking on 'Organize' (top left corner) then choosing delete. Or you can use your deleting or uninstalling app too.
Finally, my CPU isn't running 100% all the time! I have no idea how my netbook withstood that.
Sunday, August 4, 2013
Developing and stuff: Is www.apple.com discriminating through your User ...: Left: Safari, version 6.0.5 (8536.30.1) Right: Chrome,version 29.0.1547.32 beta Both pages loaded at more or less the same time. Tried...
Saturday, August 3, 2013
Did you know that all your deleted files could still be hacked unless you overwrite them?
This tutorial will show you how to securely wipe or overwrite free disk space on any partition or disk using the inbuilt cipher command in Windows
1. Open (an elevated) command prompt or press Windows icon + R
2. Type the command below, and press Enter
The syntax required is: Code:
where [drive] = drive letter, [folder] = folder name
If you want to wipe ALL free disk space on a particular drive, use this simpler syntax:
Saturday, July 27, 2013
I think this PC problem was solved with a prayer. Read first before you say 'corny'.I was normally surfing online when I noticed my battery monitor -- I was running on it, not with electric power. I tried to fix that then my PC suddenly shut down. When I tried turning it on, it would shut down again at Windows load. This happened about 10 times before Windows gave me the option of checking Startup. I allowed that and after the check, Windows said my 'registry is corrupt'. I thought how could that be when I stopped tweaking my registry a long time ago knowing it's a no-no. Windows allowed me to restart, did that, and the PC shut down again.
I tried turning it on again and again but it was no use. I gave up and assumed that my registry is indeed corrupted. I rested then tried blowing dust inside the PC away to make sure overheating is not the cause. I was taking a bath when it occurred to me that since the problem started with power malfunction, maybe the problem is my outlet socket.
My power adapter is connected to an octopus outlet. I took away the multiple outlet and inserted my adapter directly. My Pc turned on and worked again. That simple. It was just another 'false positive' from Windows -- again.
My analysis: either my socket malfunctioned or a hacker used the socket. Hackers could do that -- especially when you’re on power smartmeter.
The Importance of Dusting Inside of PC
You're working on an important manuscript you haven't saved. Then suddenly your computer screen blanks out. There is no possibility of recovering any file you haven't saved when that happens.
I was lucky when it happened to me. I just tried to restart five times then my netbook went normal again. I researched how and why it occurred and the answer I found was so simple it surprised me: Dust stopped the fan inside netbook and overheating crashed or blanked it out.
So if ever this happens to you, don't panic and call your techie at once. Try first the tutorial below which is the most probable answer.
You can use the SpeedFan app which monitors voltages, fan speeds, and temperatures in computers
Put dust-trapping cloth mats around your computer
Saturday, July 13, 2013
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Sunday, May 5, 2013
How to increase system performance of Netbooks
All these tips are applicable to laptops and desktops too
~Avoid brightness of screen
That is not only eye-straining but also damaging to screen
~Update OS Service Packs regularly
~Update all programs and apps regularly
Same reason for both: if not done, entry of malwares would be easier
~Customize all start-up programs, as minimum as possible
The more start-ups, the slower your system (same with the next 3)
~Show minimum folders on desktop
~Delete temporary files stored in .tmp folder of system
~Clear browser cache and cookies
~Empty your recycle-bin regularly
At least when trash files reaches 50MB
~Run system cleaner on regular basis
~Defragment your system at least once a week
~Scan system for Virus or Malware regularly
~Do not store data in OS(Operating System) drive
We can never be sure if a virus is hiding inside a file
~Do not run external drives without scan
To be sure that those drives are not infected
~Drain your battery after eliminating virus or malware
One way of making sure a virus is dead
Computer Safety and Infection Prevention
Malwarebytes (MBAM) Portable
The importance of having a portable AV
This app might have saved my PC from virus twice. In both cases, MBAM caught a deadly virus that eluded both Microsoft Security Essentials and SuperAntispyware. The last time, it caught a nasty Trojan that prevented me from connecting to the Net and gave me trouble for more than 48 hours straight. And the probable reason why MBAM was successful is that it isn’t installed (local) in my PC. It’s in your portable flashdrive which makes it hidden to viruses. You’re taking a great risk if you don’t have MBAM Portable.
Problems a Trojan Virus Bring
1. Will interfere with everything you do with your PC and slow it down
2. Will prevent you from connecting on-line
3. Will even interfere with your online games while you are playing