Prevent Unwanted Software Installing On Your Machine

Tired of unchecking unrelated offers while installing software? Have you ever felt, while installing software, that the installer tries to push additional unwanted programs at all cost? Ever missed a checkbox, and spent hours afterwards removing adware? Ever opened your browser after an installation, only to find out that you have a new homepage, a […]

How to format the drive or run a disk check from the command line [windows7/8/8.1] – TechNTrack

External hard drive not available? If you are faced with a situation in which your external hard drive becomes unavailable, this guide will help you to check it for errors / format from the command line (CMD). How to perform disk check, the CMD : Using the menu WinX in Windows 8 (8.1), open a […]

Firefox Trojan Steals User’s Passwords

Patchy Phisher Forces Firefox to Forego Forgetting Passwords By Andrew Brandt The patch adds a few lines of code, and comments-out other portions of code, that dictate whether Firefox prompts the user to save passwords when he or she logs into a secure site. Before the infection, a default installation of Firefox 3.6.10 would prompt […]

Internet Explorer Security Fix & Web Browser Choice

You may be hearing news reports or rumours to the effect that Microsoft Internet Explorer is once again unsafe to use, due to recently discovered and apparently quite severe vulnerabilities. Although a proper patch has yet to appear, there is a temporary fix from Microsoft, as pictured below, and it’s just a single click away. […]

Getting started with Windows 7

New PC for Christmas? Windows 7? What’s all that about? Well, it’s the latest incarnation of Microsoft Windows. Please don’t ask what was wrong with the last one. We haven’t the time. Early reports from users of all levels seem to indicate that Windows 7 is a big improvement over Vista. In fact yours truly […]

Email Scams and Phishing

It ought to go without saying that one should never believe anything at face value. Especially on the internet. However, the internet is also there to help you. Here’s a few useful website links you might wish to bookmark. As Rogues Gallery of Suspicious e-mails says, “It’s important to know that banks do not send […]

Windows Vista Performance and Tuning

Microsoft has produced a simple and useful guide to help you improve the performance of Vista on your computer. Moreover it’s a free download! Windows Vista Performance and Tuning Overview “Windows Vista and SP1 focus on delivering greater performance and overall system responsiveness by striking a balance between speed and responsiveness. This guide looks at […]