Archive for December, 2009

Conficker Worm of 2009

Conficker Worm of 2009

Conficker worm first appeared at the end of 2008, but it was in 2009 that the Conficker worm caused the most problems with users worldwide. The worm affected anything in its path, like a Godzilla of worms. It had no prejudice of who its next victim would be. It crippled small and medium size business, […]

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How to Remove AntiToolbar

How to Remove AntiToolbar

AntiToolbar is a misleading application! This fake application can be downloaded from the publisher’s site and must be manually installed. When a user downloads AntiToolbar and runs a scan, it displays a large number of fake results about infections on the system. In order to remove the fake infections, the user is required to buy […]

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reCaptcha Not Fool Proof

reCaptcha Not Fool Proof

reCaptcha is a technology to stop auto bots from creating email and forum accounts in an attempt to post and send spam. There are tools that use OCR, or optical character recognition techniques and other methods to break reCAPTCHA, a widely used security measure acquired by Google in September. There are a couple of free […]

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How to Configure a Comcast DVR for 1080i

How to Configure a Comcast DVR for 1080i

You just opened up your new HDTV and you are ready to hook it up. After you connect all your cables and power up your new TV, you will need to configure your Comcast DVR. Most Comcast DVR’s are defaulted to 480i resolution and 4:3 aspect ratio. If your TV is rated at 720p or […]

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Best of Tech Support Humor 2009

Best of Tech Support Humor 2009

I searched the internet to find some of the funniest tech support calls posted this year and found these gems. I hope you will find them as funny as I did. IT Support: Men vs Women Credit: http://www.thetechlunch.com/?p=4066 ================================================== Tech support: Click on the ‘my computer’ icon on to the left of the screen. Customer: […]

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Beware of Holiday Phishing Attacks

Beware of Holiday Phishing Attacks

Hackers are armed and ready this holiday season in what could be one of the biggest phishing attacks yet. Hackers will be sending holiday and post holiday spam that will offer huge savings. Hackers will do anything possible to lure in their next victim. Unfortunately, many generous and unknowing victims will end up surrendering their […]

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5 Best Online PowerPoint Alternatives

5 Best Online PowerPoint Alternatives

PowerPoint is paid software and one needs to buy a license to make use of this application. There are several other free alternatives available for Microsoft Office which offers similar features for free. Online applications are always handy, there are various web based applications which let you create presentations just like you do with PowerPoint. […]

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How to Remove SysDefence

How to Remove SysDefence

SysDefence is a misleading application! This fake application can be downloaded from the publisher’s site and must be manually installed. When a user downloads SysDefence and runs a scan, it displays a large number of fake results about security threats on the system. The misleading application forces the user to buy a licensed version in […]

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