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  1. Log in to the computer Then press and hold the Ctrl and Alt keys while pressing the Left, Right, or Down arrow to rotate the screen a different direction. Method 2: Right-click on your computer desktop screen. Click on Screen Resolution in (Windows 7 and 8/8.1) or Display settings in Windows 10.
  2. So I have been hijacked about 3 weeks ago through steam witch was used to take all of my inventory items after that I ran a scan with avg and it found a trojan and a worm I thought that ok thats done them but then I hear form a friend who got hijacked by the same person got re hijacked and said he did scanns with malwarebytes and all the usual anti-virus and malware stuff so I was scared luckily my acount is steam guarded until march the 6th I have downloaded loads of anti virus and malware software and the came up clean then i downloaded avast and it found a win32:malware-gen but that could h
  3. My computer has been acting very slow lately, especially in opening the browser. Most of the time the icon spins for a long while before opening up the page, if it opens at all. Also, the computer is very sluggish in opening up new windows. For example, even opening the control panel can take a minute or so. I have run the following scans: AVG: no issues found PC Exterminator2: Did not find any medium or high threats Trend Micro HouseCall: found 1 threat and fixed it. Ad aware completed scan: found 7 threats and removed them. PCPitstop Overdrive: followed directions to f
  4. The built in Windows Search, formerly known as Windows Desktop Search (WDS), is a nice feature on Windows computers for easily locating files and folders that you may not know the exact location of. However the built in search can be slow and doesn't always find what you know is there. Third party Windows search tools offer more robust features, are faster, and some even have add-ons. Everything Search Engine Everything Search Engine FAQ Find and Run Robot (FARR) Homepage and features FARR Features You Should Know About FARR Add-ons Wise JetSearch Wise JetSearch Help Center DocFetcher se
  5. Many times a programs built in uninstaller will leave behind unwanted and unneeded files, folders and registry keys. Unlike softwares built in uninstallers third party uninstallers will also scan for leftovers and remove the stuff you do not need once a software program is removed. They can also help you remove programs that have become corrupted and the built in uninstaller will not run. Some advantages of third party uninstallers: Force uninstall corrupted software Safely clean leftover files and folders Safely clean leftover registry entries Find details about unknown software My perso
  6. In a situation that you tried to restore your system, but it won't launch System Restore (viruses can corrupt it) and tried booting in Safe mode to try System Restore, but still won't launch there is an easy solution, First create a system repair disc by selecting Start, type system restore disc and press Enter and follow the prompts. Only one CD-R will be needed and an optical drive is required. Then boot from the CD (press key when "press any key" shows up), then follow the prompts until you get "Choose a recovery tool" page, then select system restore. Tha
  7. Maybe you need to take medicine at a certain time every day. Maybe you just want to be reminded to get up and move around so you won’t “grow to the desk.” Whatever the reason, you can use the task scheduler in Windows 7 to create a recurring alarm. Here’s how: Click the Start button and in the Search box, type task scheduler and press Enter In the right Actions panel, click Create Task On the General tab, type a name for the task, such as Take medicine Click the Triggers tab. Click the New button Select On a schedule for the “Begin the task” field Select Weekly and check the days of the
  8. NirLauncher by Nir Sofer has recently updated to include some useful tools to an lready stellar lineup. Download NirLauncher Package http://launcher.nirs...t/download.html Utilities List The following utilities are included in NirLauncher package. This list is automatically updated when a new NirLauncher package is released. Utility Name AlternateStreamView AltStreamDump AppCrashView Asterisk Logger AdapterWatch ActiveXHelper BatteryInfoView BulkFileChanger BulletsPassView ChromeCacheView ChromeCookiesView C
  9. If you are annoyed with the message that you updates will be installed when after you click "Shutdown", this is for you. The simple way to do it is 1.Press Alt+F4 2. Change the pull-down menu from Install Updates and shutdown to shutdown only 3. Click OK Now Windows will shutdown without waiting for the updates to install. things to remember: The steps are not permanent, you need to do it every time updates for Windows are downloaded
  10. With the introduction of Windows 7, many PC and notebook users may feel more secure than they did using older versions of the Microsoft operating system. Newer OSs have more security features, offer better out-of-the-box security settings and have closed many of the historical security holes. Windows 7, for example, has changed the default User Account Control level so that it's harder for rogue programs to run without first explicitly gaining the user's permission. http://www.pcworld.com/article/254369/10_commandments_of_windows_security.html Thanks to, PCW
  11. Well, my computer suffered severe malware attacks before I received it. I actually received it for free for me to fix. After fixing it I decided to keep it for myself, it was perfectly fine. I also got Microsoft Office 2007 installed on it (legally of course with a CD-Key). No problems occurred whatsoever until one day when running Disk Cleanup a window appeared saying, "Files that are required for Windows to run properly have been replaced by unrecognized versions. To maintain system stability, Windows must restore the original versions of these files. ----Insert your Windows XP Professional
  12. Problems trying to run this games? check this out http://www.pcworld.c..._windows_7.html
  13. You can make the Operating System to "greet" you with a voice message. Here's how: Open Notepad and copy-paste this Dim speaks, speech speaks="your user name here or anything, Welcome to your Computer" Set speech=CreateObject("sapi.spvoice") speech.Speak speaks and the save it as .vbs extension move it to the folder C:Usersyour user name hereAppDataRoamingMicrosoftWindowsStart MenuProgramsStartup source: Akhilesh Sharma, Tweakandtrick.com **example: Charlie, Welcome to your computer
  14. If you are in the need of multiple clocks in the system tray check the following article http://www.thewindowsclub.com/multiple-clocks-windows-7www.thewindowsclub.com/multiple-clocks-windows-7 Thanks to, TWC
  15. I found this page with good information about what are them. http://www.emsisoft.com/en/kb/articles/tec120308/ Thanks to, Emisoft newsletter
  16. Internet tv is something that is desired intensely today. With people getting access to high speed broadband and 3G, Internet TV has become a possibility. Right, so we have Internet TV but what about the drawbacks? Suppose you’re watching a match on ESPN online, and suddenly you feel that you should check out the new ‘Dexter’ episode and then you feel like watching ‘Supernatural’. What do you do then? I am sure you won’t search Google wildly for live streams of these shows with billions of popup ads in the way! We need to find a good solution, and rtmpGUI does look like one. For mo
  17. You already know that Windows can search the contents of your files, but it only searches certain types of files. If you have a proprietary application that creates files with an extension Windows doesn't recognize as being one of the types it normally searches, you can add the file type to the search function. Here's how: In the Start menu's Search box, type "Indexing Options" In the Indexing Options dialog box, click the Advanced button Click the File Types tab At the bottom of the windows, click the Add button to add a new extension to the list If there are file types listed that you d
  18. Do you get tired of clicking through a bunch of folders to get to files you want to upload to Facebook or a cloud storage service or some other location? Here's a way to save a lot of stress and strain on your mousing hand: copy the path and paste it in instead of browsing. Windows 7 makes that easy: In Windows Explorer, hold down the SHIFT key and right-click the file that you want to upload. This displays more choices than a simple shiftless right-click. Now select Copy as path. On the web page where you want to upload the file, press CTRL+V to paste it into the box and you're done. No ne
  19. There will be time when you need to cancel a print job and trying right-click and end the task won't do a thing, don't get frustrated you can try this, 1. Type services.msc in Windows start menu search bar and hit enter to open Services. Navigate down to Print Spooler. Rt click on this services and ‘Stop’ this service. 2. Next navigate to C:\Windows\System32\spool\PRINTERS folder and delete all the CONTENTS of this folder. Now rt click again on the Print Spooler service and restart it. 3. You can copy-paste this commands and save it as prnt_flusher.bat for example and use it
  20. The Briefcase is no activated by default. If you still use this feature and need to make it back, check http://www.thewindowsclub.com/how-to-activate-or-remove-the-briefcase-in-windows-7 TWC
  21. My computer can no longer detect and load into Windows Explorer my USB external hard drives (3 different manufacturers) when I insert the USB cables but can detect my USB flash drives (same manufacturer). These drives have lots of video footage and photographs I have shot. I use them all at this time of year each year and really need to be able to insert and remove them regularly over the next month. Really bad timing for this problem. The safely remove hardware icon appears on the taskbar but the drive does not appear in Windows Explorer. When I press the safely remove hardware b
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