Thursday, September 30, 2010

Antivirus Removal Tool

For those of you who no longer want to use Panda Cloud or are having problems with any antivirus program for that matter you will need this removal tool to get rid of all the files in the registry.  Add/Remove programs does not uninstall everything sometimes which can be a real nuisance!

Get AppRemover HERE
It is free and works just great to remove any antivirus program from your computer.

Linksys Router Setup Info-How to

If you have a linksys wireless router here is the easy way ....
You don't need to install the software that comes with is how to do it...

Once you get the modem up and running then plug in the router- with power plug....wait till all lights come on and are blinking...

then open up your browser window- type in the address bar "" and hit enter...put in "admin" and "admin" which is the default entry to get into the router...
then go into basic wireless settings and set your SSID name (whatever you want to call it), wireless security and set it to WPA Personal- TKIP and put in your are internet secure.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Firefox toolbars gone missin'..get 'em back this way

While you have the browser open hit the "Alt" key and they will appear again...then go into "view" and
click which bars you wish to have open-navigation, menu etc.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Firefox Sync...good alternative for Xmarks

Get it HERE

Here is the scoop right from the Sync page:

Stay in Sync With Your Firefox

Why Sync Up?

Get Up and Go

Doing online research from the office, only to see itʼs time to head home? Now you can go back to your opened tabs and search history in an instant from any PC. Your Firefox is as you left it, no matter where you log in.

Backup Your Info

All your settings, passwords, bookmarks, and other customizations are saved in a more universal way, not tethered to a single machine. If you replace a device, you donʼt lose your Firefox.


Your information is encrypted so only you can access it when you enter a Secret Phrase. Firefox puts security as a top priority and syncing is no exception.

* Note: The initial sync after you create an account may take some time to complete. Upon the initial sync completion, you will be able to access your data from other computers and devices.

End of the Road for Xmarks

Sorry to say the fabulous Xmarks is going to be out of service by January 2011 due to lack of funding....
It has been a great feature in Firefox....

Saturday, September 25, 2010

PDF Converter...if you need it here it is and its free

free PDF converter

for Windows 7, Vista, XP, 2008/2003/2000 Server (32 and 64-bit)
3.97 MB

Freeware. Lightweight. No nags.

doPDF is a free PDF converter for both personal and commercial use. Using doPDF you can create PDF files by selecting the "Print" command from virtually any application. With one click you can convert your Microsoft Excel, Word or PowerPoint documents or your emails and favorite web sites to PDF files.

Here is the page with the whole "how to" if you are interested......

Easy BCD...just what it says .....easy.....

Next question...what in the world is BCD anyhow......"boot configuration data" is what makes the operating system boot into the system files...without it your computer is just dead in the water.....this program just helps it along and you can "tweak" the entries to your liking....very handy tool!

  • Boot into XP/Vista/7/Ubuntu/OS X and more!
  • Boot from USB, Network, ISO images, Virtual Harddisks (VHD), WinPE, and more!
  • Repair the Windows bootloader, change your boot drive, create a bootable USB, and more!
  • Rename entries, set default boot target, change BCD timeout, hide the boot menu, and more!
  • Create your own custom boot sequence, hide drives on boot, backup and restore configurations, and more!
EasyBCD is used and recommended by Microsoft, PC-World, PC-Magazine, Softpedia, PC-Welt, and hundreds more! Don't get left out – download it today, it's free!!  (courtesy NEOSMART technologies)

Friday, September 17, 2010

Internet Explorer 9 Beta is out for you to try.

I am using it now and then and it seems fast for sure.  Am just giving it a whirl while it is beta version to
see what modifications they come up with.....

If you want to try it here's the link
Get it Now

Windows Media Player Plugin for Firefox- Latest Version

In order to play some video files in Firefox which are Windows related you must have this plugin installed
in the browser....

Download HERE

Close all browser windows so it can completely install.

Lookout Mobile Security for your Smartphone

Another has a GPS feature....just in case you misplace your phone?  How many have done that?

It will locate it within a few yards and send you an email and you can view the location of your lost phone also on a map....

pretty nifty program....and of course FREE....

Get it HERE

System Recovery Options for Windows 7

These two links will give you the ability to download the system recovery disks for Windows 7
They are torrent files so make sure you have a torrent downloader installed...such as Vuze.
Our friends at NeoSmart have provided these links on their webpage..... get 'em there by clicking on the highlighted link......

Windows 7 - 32 Bit (X86) Recovery ISO

Windows 7 - 64 Bit (X64) Recovery ISO

Burn these files with IMGBURN and then boot from startup to the CD.....

How to start Wireless Zero Configuration using Windows Vista

For those of you who are having a time getting this to work in Vista here is the fix.....
To start Wireless Zero Configuration in Windows Vista you need to log in as an Administrator.

  1. Click on Start and Control Panel
  2. Select Administrative Tools and then Services
  3. In the Services box scroll down the list of Services (Local) until you find the one labelled Wired AutoConfig and double click it.
  4. In the Wired AutoConfig Properties (Local Computer) box change the Startup type to Automatic
  5. Click on Start and once the service has started click on OK
  6. Now find the service labelled WLAN AutoConfig and double click it.
  7. In the WLAN AutoConfig Properties (Local Computer) box change the Startup type to Automatic
  8. Click on Start and once the service has started click on OK
  9. Go to File and Exit to close the Services window

Monday, September 13, 2010

Checkin' out the Ram

One simple way is this
Check the system settings to make sure the RAM is okay. (In Windows, press and hold the Windows button and press the Break/Pause button on the upper-right of the keyboard. The RAM amount should appear in the lower part of the menu.) The system settings will probably say less than the amount you installed, e.g., 0.99 G for 1 G of RAM.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Bynamite....see who knows what about you!

Control Which Advertisements You See in Chrome and Firefox

Find out how Internet advertisers see you, and take back control of your info.
Take the Tour! Try it now!

They're Watching

The Internet is filled with advertisers that constantly collect information about you. What they know about you can get creepy, especially when they use that knowledge to bug you about things you don't like.
*Available for Firefox and Chrome only

Take Control

You should always be in control over what advertisers know about you - you should be able to see it, change it, and delete it. If they won't give you control, they shouldn't use your information.

Get Yours

When you have control over how advertisers view you, you hear about things you're actually interested in - rather than bad guesses based off of that thing you bought for your mom.

Monday, September 6, 2010

An Amazing Clock....check this out!


Click on the link and find out world statistics as they happen...amazing!

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Printing with Peppermint Ice

Well, now here's a trick....since Peppermint Ice is set up for cloud printing can it be done?   Of course, with a little savvy.....

here's how:

Go the "software manager" and install "cups"  (type this in the "search" box)
this will install all the repositories (software) for the printer properties you need....

then go into the search bar again in the software manager and type "system-config-printer-gnome"
this is the GTK interface which allows "Printing" to show up in the "Preferences" tab on the start menu...

now click on "Printing" (once you get this whole mess installed)--click "add" to add the printer (which you will have plugged into the USB and turned on by now)

it will search for the printer driver...likely pull up your on that...let it search some will see the magic happen....gotta love Linux....the driver will appear and just install it...print a test page and off you go.....

and they said it could not be done........

Friday, September 3, 2010

"Sudo" the Linux on....

Best Practices with sudo on Linux
Sep 2, 2010, 20 :04 UTC (0 Talkback[s]) (2863 reads)

(Other stories by Yvo Van Doorn)
"Many Linux users are familiar with sudo these days. Ubuntu has done a lot to popularize sudo by enforcing its use in place of encouraging users to use su to switch to the root account to install software and perform other administrative tasks. But there's much more to sudo that users and admins should know.
"What many users aren't aware of is that sudo can be used to execute commands as any user, not just the root user. In the hands of a skilled admin, sudo can be used to set up fine-grained permissions to provide users with access to perform a few administrative tasks without giving away the keys to the kingdom. Let's look at some of the best practices for controlling system access with sudo while still allowing users to be productive."
Complete Story
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