http://www.infopackets.com/index.xml en 'Greenshot 1.2.4.9', and 'MxNitro 1.0.0.2' http://www.infopackets.com/news/9464/greenshot-1249-and-mxnitro-1002 <div class="google_ads"><script type="text/javascript"> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0008535939683877"; google_ad_slot = "6958691424"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; </script> <!-- 336x280 --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div><!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">Greenshot 1.2.4.9 Greenshot is a completely free and really useful screenshot capture tool. It allows you to easily annotate, highlight, or hide parts of a screenshot once one is taken. You can also export your screenshots to email, Microsoft Office, or photo sites like Picasa or Flickr. http://getgreenshot.org/ MxNitro 1.0.0.2 If you're looking for a unique alternative to popular web browsers like Internet Explorer, Chrome, and Safari, give MxNitro a try. It's built with performance in mind, meaning it's quick to start up and even quicker to load web pages. http://usa.maxthon.com ... (<a href="/news/9464/greenshot-1249-and-mxnitro-1002" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Fri, 23 Jan 2015 14:07:07 +0000 Brandon Dimmel 9464 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9464/greenshot-1249-and-mxnitro-1002#comments Freeware WLDCore.dll missing; Windows Live Mail won't Start? http://www.infopackets.com/news/9488/wldcoredll-missing-windows-live-mail-wont-start <div class="google_ads"><script type="text/javascript"> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0008535939683877"; google_ad_slot = "6958691424"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; </script> <!-- 336x280 --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div><!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">Infopackets Reader 'biggrampa' writes: " Dear Dennis, Regarding Windows Live Essentials: I have an error message stating that wldcore.dll missing or not found. I have tried to reinstall Windows Live Essentials but it says it is already there, and I have latest version. I have also tried uninstalling using revo uninstaller, but it says that the program cannot be found. When I try to run Windows Live Mail, it says wldcore.dll missing. Any ideas? " My Response: Most likely a Windows Registry setting is corrupt and pointing to an invalid location of the wldcore.dll file. To fix the error, you can ... (<a href="/news/9488/wldcoredll-missing-windows-live-mail-wont-start" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Fri, 23 Jan 2015 14:00:33 +0000 Dennis Faas 9488 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9488/wldcoredll-missing-windows-live-mail-wont-start#comments f1 Windows Tips It's Official: Windows 10 Free For Many Users http://www.infopackets.com/news/9487/its-official-windows-10-free-many-users <div class="google_ads"><script type="text/javascript"> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0008535939683877"; google_ad_slot = "6958691424"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; </script> <!-- 336x280 --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div><!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">It's official: Microsoft says that Windows 10 will be free of charge -- but the offer comes with limitations and caveats. The free upgrade offer is part of what could be the biggest change to the Windows business model, ever. Microsoft's comments at a launch event this week have been interpreted by some analysts as meaning Windows 10 may also be the last major release of the operating system. Instead, Windows may receive more frequent, but less substantial updates in the future. The Windows 10 free upgrade deal will only apply to consumer versions of Windows 7 (Service Pack 1) and Windows ... (<a href="/news/9487/its-official-windows-10-free-many-users" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Thu, 22 Jan 2015 13:35:51 +0000 John Lister 9487 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9487/its-official-windows-10-free-many-users#comments f1 Microsoft 'Easy Photo Resize 1.5.3.42', and 'MarkdownPad 2.5' http://www.infopackets.com/news/9465/easy-photo-resize-15342-and-markdownpad-25 <div class="google_ads"><script type="text/javascript"> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0008535939683877"; google_ad_slot = "6958691424"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; </script> <!-- 336x280 --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div><!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">Easy Photo Resize 1.5.3.42 As the name suggests, Easy Photo Resize is designed to help you resize your favorite digital images. It's really handy for resizing many different images at once in an effort to save space on your hard drive (by eliminating unnecessarily large image files). https://minidatatools.com/ MarkdownPad 2.5 MarkdownPad is a feature-rich markdown editor for Microsoft's Windows operating system. It allows users to instantly see their changes with a handy LivePreview feature. MarkdownPad also offers a number of different fonts, color schemes, and layouts. http:// ... (<a href="/news/9465/easy-photo-resize-15342-and-markdownpad-25" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Wed, 21 Jan 2015 13:05:09 +0000 Brandon Dimmel 9465 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9465/easy-photo-resize-15342-and-markdownpad-25#comments Freeware Facebook Adds Option To Report Bogus News http://www.infopackets.com/news/9485/facebook-adds-option-report-bogus-news <div class="google_ads"><script type="text/javascript"> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0008535939683877"; google_ad_slot = "6958691424"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; </script> <!-- 336x280 --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div><!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">Facebook is to implement a new feature to help cut down on the number of fake news stories that appear on the site, but says 'genuine parodies' will be unaffected. The report system won't lead to stories being removed from Facebook altogether; instead, it will make them less likely to appear on user newsfeeds. Links to news stories are becoming increasingly important on Facebook. A 2014 study by the Pew Research Center found that 30 percent of Americans say they get some of their daily news from Facebook, which is more than three times the figure for any other site. (Source: pewresearch. ... (<a href="/news/9485/facebook-adds-option-report-bogus-news" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Wed, 21 Jan 2015 13:03:04 +0000 John Lister 9485 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9485/facebook-adds-option-report-bogus-news#comments f1 Internet Free Windows 10? PCs Could See Big Price Drop http://www.infopackets.com/news/9484/free-windows-10-pcs-could-see-big-price-drop <div class="google_ads"><script type="text/javascript"> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0008535939683877"; google_ad_slot = "6958691424"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; </script> <!-- 336x280 --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div><!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">Early last year, Microsoft released a free version of Windows for manufacturers that produced tablet computers with screen sizes smaller than nine inches. Known as "Windows 8.1 with Bing," the forecast was to make a big difference to the economics for manufacturers weighing up which operating system to use on its devices. Analysts are now speculating whether Microsoft will do the same with Windows 10 and, if so, whether the offer will apply on traditional PCs. It also raises the possibility that Microsoft could face accusations of unfair behavior in promoting its search engine . ... (<a href="/news/9484/free-windows-10-pcs-could-see-big-price-drop" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Tue, 20 Jan 2015 13:40:47 +0000 John Lister 9484 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9484/free-windows-10-pcs-could-see-big-price-drop#comments f1 Microsoft Reset Admin Password? http://www.infopackets.com/news/9483/reset-admin-password <div class="google_ads"><script type="text/javascript"> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0008535939683877"; google_ad_slot = "6958691424"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; </script> <!-- 336x280 --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div><!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">Infopackets Reader 'ltb223' writes: " Dear Dennis, I have a Windows 7 Pro computer which I haven't used for a long time. Now I want to use it, but I cannot remember my password. It has only one user account, so I believe I need to reset the admin password. Is there anyway to recover the lost password or am I stuck with reinstalling Windows and losing all previous data and programs? " My response: It's possible to reset the admin password, or any user password using a special password reset 'trick'. It involves replacing the 'Ease of Access' program at the Windows Logon screen with the command ... (<a href="/news/9483/reset-admin-password" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Mon, 19 Jan 2015 14:08:30 +0000 Dennis Faas 9483 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9483/reset-admin-password#comments f1 Windows Tips Download and Save Emails to USB Drive? http://www.infopackets.com/news/9482/download-and-save-emails-usb-drive <div class="google_ads"><script type="text/javascript"> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0008535939683877"; google_ad_slot = "6958691424"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; </script> <!-- 336x280 --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div><!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">Infopackets Reader 'ltb223' writes: " Dear Dennis, Is it possible to download all my email messages from my computer to a CD or a thumb drive so I can read them later? If so how do I go about it? My email account is with gmail. Thank you. " My response: There are a number of ways to go about downloading and archiving email messages (whether it's gmail, hotmail, aol, or yahoo); in general, there are two main ways to achieve this: you can either export emails via web interface if your email service supports it, or export emails using an email client if you use pop3 or imap to connect and read ... (<a href="/news/9482/download-and-save-emails-usb-drive" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Fri, 16 Jan 2015 14:06:43 +0000 Dennis Faas 9482 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9482/download-and-save-emails-usb-drive#comments f1 Windows Tips Windows 7 Mainstream Support Ends http://www.infopackets.com/news/9481/windows-7-mainstream-support-ends <div class="google_ads"><script type="text/javascript"> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0008535939683877"; google_ad_slot = "6958691424"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; </script> <!-- 336x280 --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div><!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">As expected and according to Microsoft's Windows lifecycle page, Windows 7 mainstream support officially ended on January 13, 2015. It means there will be no more significant updates to the Windows 7 operating system, other than security updates. The end of mainstream support is in line with Microsoft's general policy of offering support for its operating systems five years after being released, followed by extended support for a further five years. The only exception to this policy was Windows XP, where the total support period lasted for 13 years. That was largely because the system ... (<a href="/news/9481/windows-7-mainstream-support-ends" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Thu, 15 Jan 2015 13:21:16 +0000 John Lister 9481 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9481/windows-7-mainstream-support-ends#comments f1 Microsoft AMBER Alert System Coming To Facebook http://www.infopackets.com/news/9480/amber-alert-system-coming-facebook <div class="google_ads"><script type="text/javascript"> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0008535939683877"; google_ad_slot = "6958691424"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; </script> <!-- 336x280 --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div><!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">Facebook is to issue missing child alerts in user news feeds to US citizens. The alerts will be based on the user's location and will tie in with existing alert systems. The updates will be based on the AMBER Alert program that has been run for 20 years in the United States. AMBER Alert updates already go out via a range of media including: radio and television, highway electronic billboards, electronic signs outside participating retailers, and text alerts to users who have chosen to receive such messages. Whether and when to send an alert is the decision of local police, using their own ... (<a href="/news/9480/amber-alert-system-coming-facebook" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Wed, 14 Jan 2015 13:16:50 +0000 John Lister 9480 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9480/amber-alert-system-coming-facebook#comments f1 Internet Google Exposes Severe Windows Flaw Before Fix Due http://www.infopackets.com/news/9479/google-exposes-severe-windows-flaw-fix-due <div class="google_ads"><script type="text/javascript"> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0008535939683877"; google_ad_slot = "6958691424"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; </script> <!-- 336x280 --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div><!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">Microsoft has publicly lashed out at Google for revealing a severe security flaw in Windows 8.1 before it was able to release a fix. The public disclosure has reawakened a longstanding dispute about how to go about reporting security flaws. Comments on Google's website suggest that the same bug also affects Windows 7 Professional 64bit, with Service Pack 1; if true, it's equally likely the bug also affects other earlier versions of the Windows operating system, including Windows XP, which is no longer supported by Microsoft and will therefore remain unpatched. The bug involves the way ... (<a href="/news/9479/google-exposes-severe-windows-flaw-fix-due" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Tue, 13 Jan 2015 13:02:38 +0000 John Lister 9479 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9479/google-exposes-severe-windows-flaw-fix-due#comments f1 Security Share Internet between Two Homes? http://www.infopackets.com/news/9478/share-internet-between-two-homes <div class="google_ads"><script type="text/javascript"> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0008535939683877"; google_ad_slot = "6958691424"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; </script> <!-- 336x280 --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div><!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">Infopackets Reader 'vking' writes: " Dear Dennis, I have a wireless network inside my home and I want to share it with my neighbor, who lives approximately 250 feet away. Is there a WiFi range extender that I can purchase which allows me to share my Internet access and computer network with my neighbor? " My response: Yes, there is, however I need to clarify a few things, first. The purpose of a WiFi range extender is to provide greater coverage in areas with low signal. A WiFi range extender will only work if it is within close proximity to the devices it is broadcasting its signal; that's ... (<a href="/news/9478/share-internet-between-two-homes" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Mon, 12 Jan 2015 14:18:58 +0000 Dennis Faas 9478 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9478/share-internet-between-two-homes#comments f1 Windows Tips Best way to Upgrade old XP PC to Windows 7; Keep Data? http://www.infopackets.com/news/9477/best-way-upgrade-old-xp-pc-windows-7-keep-data <div class="google_ads"><script type="text/javascript"> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0008535939683877"; google_ad_slot = "6958691424"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; </script> <!-- 336x280 --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div><!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">Infopackets Reader Bill C. writes: " Dear Dennis, I run Windows 7 64 bit on my computer and my wife has an old Windows XP 32-bit PC (Dell Inspiron E521). She's a real stickler about [keeping her PC exactly the way it is, so she can still access all her files and programs, but I know it's time for an upgrade and I'd like to upgrade it to Windows 7 64 bit for her] ... I already have on hand all the items I thought I'd need: Windows 7 upgrade CD, more RAM for her PC, two new 1 TB hard drives, a video card, etc. What I'd like to be able to do is make a disk image clone of her old XP hard drive, ... (<a href="/news/9477/best-way-upgrade-old-xp-pc-windows-7-keep-data" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Fri, 09 Jan 2015 13:52:22 +0000 Dennis Faas 9477 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9477/best-way-upgrade-old-xp-pc-windows-7-keep-data#comments f1 Windows Tips Intel Tops HP With Windows 8.1 'Stick PC' http://www.infopackets.com/news/9476/intel-tops-hp-windows-81-stick-pc <div class="google_ads"><script type="text/javascript"> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0008535939683877"; google_ad_slot = "6958691424"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; </script> <!-- 336x280 --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div><!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">The CES (Consumer Electronics Show) is in full swing, with Hewlett Packard (HP) unveiling its $180 Windows 8.1 PC that's less than six inches square. Now, it appears that Intel is upping the ante with its Windows 8.1 computer that's just slightly larger than a USB thumb drive. Dubbed 'The Compute Stick,' the computer-on-HDMI is just four inches long. While the exact size is not yet confirmed, pictures suggest it's about an inch wide and around half an inch thick. Despite its tiny form factor, the device is as powerful as some entry level PCs seen in the market today. The ... (<a href="/news/9476/intel-tops-hp-windows-81-stick-pc" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Thu, 08 Jan 2015 13:03:55 +0000 John Lister 9476 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9476/intel-tops-hp-windows-81-stick-pc#comments f1 Intel HP's Tiny Windows 8.1 PC Is $180 http://www.infopackets.com/news/9475/hps-tiny-windows-81-pc-180 <div class="google_ads"><script type="text/javascript"> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0008535939683877"; google_ad_slot = "6958691424"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; </script> <!-- 336x280 --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div><!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">HP has unveiled a Windows 8.1 mini desktop computer that's only two inches tall and costs under $200. It's part of an ongoing campaign to battle Google by producing cheap Windows computers. The Stream Mini Desktop is just under six inches square and weighs only 1.6 pounds. It's a small, self-contained box with two USB ports, video outputs for HDMI and DisplayPort, an audio socket, an SD card reader, and an Ethernet port for connecting to a network. At the time of writing, it does not appear to have a wireless (Wi-Fi) connection, though one could easily add a USB Wi-Fi dongle to ... (<a href="/news/9475/hps-tiny-windows-81-pc-180" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Wed, 07 Jan 2015 13:15:44 +0000 John Lister 9475 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9475/hps-tiny-windows-81-pc-180#comments f1 Microsoft Windows 10 Upgrade May Be Cheap, Or Free http://www.infopackets.com/news/9474/windows-10-upgrade-may-be-cheap-or-free <div class="google_ads"><script type="text/javascript"> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0008535939683877"; google_ad_slot = "6958691424"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; </script> <!-- 336x280 --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div><!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">Unconfirmed rumors suggest Windows 10 may be free of charge for people already on Windows 8.1. An announcement may be coming later this month to clarify the pricing structure. Meanwhile, Microsoft has confirmed that only people on Windows 7 or later will be able to upgrade to Windows 10 directly, while those users running Windows XP or Vista will need to carry out a fresh install. The pricing rumors stem from a report by the Softpedia website. It's generally considered credible, but is only citing its source on the pricing structure as "some people close to the matter." ... (<a href="/news/9474/windows-10-upgrade-may-be-cheap-or-free" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Tue, 06 Jan 2015 12:41:27 +0000 John Lister 9474 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9474/windows-10-upgrade-may-be-cheap-or-free#comments f1 Microsoft How to Copy Programs from Windows XP to Windows 8? http://www.infopackets.com/news/9473/how-copy-programs-windows-xp-windows-8 <div class="google_ads"><script type="text/javascript"> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0008535939683877"; google_ad_slot = "6958691424"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; </script> <!-- 336x280 --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div><!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">Infopackets Reader Eric H. writes: " Dear Dennis, I recently purchased a new PC with Windows 8.1. My old PC has Windows XP on it, and I would like to copy over all my programs from Windows XP to Windows 8.1. How can I do that? After I'm done moving over all my programs, I want to wipe the old Windows XP PC clean and give it away. " My response: Unfortunately, migrating from Windows XP to Windows 8.1 is not as easy as 'copying' over files from one PC to another. In this case, I suggest you do one of the following: 1. Reinstall all (or some of) your programs manually on the new Windows 8.1 ... (<a href="/news/9473/how-copy-programs-windows-xp-windows-8" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Mon, 05 Jan 2015 13:45:41 +0000 Dennis Faas 9473 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9473/how-copy-programs-windows-xp-windows-8#comments f1 Windows Tips 'ImBatch 3.4.0', and 'Space Combat 0.9.10581' http://www.infopackets.com/news/9466/imbatch-340-and-space-combat-0910581 <div class="google_ads"><script type="text/javascript"> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0008535939683877"; google_ad_slot = "6958691424"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; </script> <!-- 336x280 --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div><!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">ImBatch 3.4.0 This free image processing tool can help Windows users perform a range of complex image editing tasks while applying their changes to many different images at once. ImBatch is really helpful when resizing, cropping, rotating, and converting images. http://www.highmotionsoftware.com/ Space Combat 0.9.10581 The holidays are all about kicking back and relaxing. If you've got a few minutes and want an escape, try out the completely free Space Combat, which is reminiscent of PC gaming classic TIE Fighter. http://spacecombatgame.sourceforge.net/ ... (<a href="/news/9466/imbatch-340-and-space-combat-0910581" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Fri, 02 Jan 2015 13:06:06 +0000 Brandon Dimmel 9466 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9466/imbatch-340-and-space-combat-0910581#comments Freeware YouTube Sound Stops Working: How to Fix http://www.infopackets.com/news/9472/youtube-sound-stops-working-how-fix <div class="google_ads"><script type="text/javascript"> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0008535939683877"; google_ad_slot = "6958691424"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; </script> <!-- 336x280 --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div><!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">Infopackets Reader Tim G. writes: " Dear Dennis, Sometimes when I try and play a YouTube video, the sound doesn't work. If I try and 'Play Test Sound' on my sound device via Control Panel -&gt; Sound, Windows says 'Windows failed to play test tone'. The only way I know how to fix the sound is to reboot the computer, but that means I need to reload my browser and tabs every time. Do you know how I can fix my sound without rebooting? " My Response: This problem happens to me too every once in a while, and I have a sneaking suspicion it might be related to Adobe ... (<a href="/news/9472/youtube-sound-stops-working-how-fix" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Fri, 02 Jan 2015 13:01:00 +0000 Dennis Faas 9472 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9472/youtube-sound-stops-working-how-fix#comments f1 Windows Tips Report: Online at Work Productive, but Stressful http://www.infopackets.com/news/9471/report-online-work-productive-stressful <div class="google_ads"><script type="text/javascript"> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0008535939683877"; google_ad_slot = "6958691424"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; </script> <!-- 336x280 --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div><!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">Today, most business offices depend on a range of technologies, from desktop and laptop computers to smartphones and even tablets -- most of which are connected to the Internet. Now, a new study suggests that although today's workplace technology helps to increase productivity, it also lengthens the amount of time spent at work. The study, which was carried out by the Pew Research Center, involved surveying 1,000 adults between September 12 and September 18, 2014. The researchers focused most of their attention on just over five hundred participants who said they worked full- or part-time ... (<a href="/news/9471/report-online-work-productive-stressful" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Thu, 01 Jan 2015 17:07:02 +0000 Brandon Dimmel 9471 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9471/report-online-work-productive-stressful#comments f1 IT 'ColorConsole 2.31', and 'Photostage Slideshow Software 3.04' http://www.infopackets.com/news/9446/colorconsole-231-and-photostage-slideshow-software-304 <div class="google_ads"><script type="text/javascript"> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0008535939683877"; google_ad_slot = "6958691424"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; </script> <!-- 336x280 --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div><!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">ColorConsole 2.31 Sick of the boring old black-and-white command prompt? Add some life to cmd.exe with ColorConsole, which allows you to customize the color and font style of the command prompt. This tool is available for most versions of Windows. http://www.softwareok.com Photostage Slideshow Software 3.04 Capture and customize your favorite memories with PhotoStage Slideshow Software. This tool, which boasts a user-friendly interface, allows you to easily create digital slideshows and then share them with your friends and family. http://www.nchsoftware.com/ (<a href="/news/9446/colorconsole-231-and-photostage-slideshow-software-304" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Wed, 31 Dec 2014 15:29:09 +0000 Brandon Dimmel 9446 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9446/colorconsole-231-and-photostage-slideshow-software-304#comments Freeware Report: Microsoft to Unveil New Web Browser http://www.infopackets.com/news/9470/report-microsoft-unveil-new-web-browser <div class="google_ads"><script type="text/javascript"> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0008535939683877"; google_ad_slot = "6958691424"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; </script> <!-- 336x280 --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div><!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">Reports suggest Microsoft is working on a new web browser as an alternative to Internet Explorer. Both the scope and timescale of any changes have not yet been confirmed, but it's suggested the launch will coincide with the release of Windows 10. Most rumors reference two codenames for the project: Trident and Spartan. The two names refer to the same strategy: to make Microsoft's web browser better and easier to use on modern websites, while still being able to run web pages designed for legacy systems. Trident is the web browser engine which already exists and is part of Internet ... (<a href="/news/9470/report-microsoft-unveil-new-web-browser" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Wed, 31 Dec 2014 15:26:35 +0000 John Lister 9470 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9470/report-microsoft-unveil-new-web-browser#comments f1 Microsoft Hacker Exposes Flaw in Fingerprint Security Systems http://www.infopackets.com/news/9468/hacker-exposes-flaw-fingerprint-security-systems <div class="google_ads"><script type="text/javascript"> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0008535939683877"; google_ad_slot = "6958691424"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; </script> <!-- 336x280 --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div><!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">To many, the use of fingerprint readers as a way of password protection may represent the future of high-tech security. But a hacker has recently demonstrated that it's really not that difficult to bypass the security system -- all it takes, in fact, is a high-quality digital image. There's no denying that fingerprint passwords are becoming more and more common. They can be used to access PCs and thumb drives, but are becoming most prevalent in the smartphone world, where a quick dab of the finger gives one access to their mobile device. It seems like the perfect security system; ... (<a href="/news/9468/hacker-exposes-flaw-fingerprint-security-systems" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Tue, 30 Dec 2014 13:29:46 +0000 Brandon Dimmel 9468 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9468/hacker-exposes-flaw-fingerprint-security-systems#comments f1 Security 'ClockAxon 1.9', and 'MultiMonitorTool 1.80' http://www.infopackets.com/news/9456/clockaxon-19-and-multimonitortool-180 <div class="google_ads"><script type="text/javascript"> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0008535939683877"; google_ad_slot = "6958691424"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; </script> <!-- 336x280 --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div><!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">ClockAxon 1.9 ClockAxon is designed to help you synchronize time across a big or small computer network. It polls standard time from a global positioning system (GPS) receiver linked to a PC's serial port, making it available as an SNTP server. http://www.geneosoft.com/ MultiMonitorTool 1.80 As the name suggests, this tool can be used to work with your range of computer monitors. Specifically, it can help disable and enable monitors, set a primary monitor, save and load configuration settings, and move windows from one monitor to another. http://www.nirsoft.net/ ... (<a href="/news/9456/clockaxon-19-and-multimonitortool-180" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Mon, 29 Dec 2014 14:07:14 +0000 Brandon Dimmel 9456 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9456/clockaxon-19-and-multimonitortool-180#comments Freeware How to Remove Encryption Virus? http://www.infopackets.com/news/9467/how-remove-encryption-virus <div class="google_ads"><script type="text/javascript"> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0008535939683877"; google_ad_slot = "6958691424"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; </script> <!-- 336x280 --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div><!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">Infopackets Reader 'Frank' writes: " Dear Dennis, I was wondering if I can hire you to fix a laptop with a ransom virus infection. The reason I'm asking is because as soon as the system boots up, the virus is there [with a message stating the computer has been locked down]. There is no desktop, meaning I can't open anything. What can I do? " My response: Unfortunately, if you cannot boot into the Windows desktop, then I cannot dial into the laptop to fix it via remote desktop support . The virus you have may be repairable depending on what you're infected with, and whether or not the virus is ... (<a href="/news/9467/how-remove-encryption-virus" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Mon, 29 Dec 2014 14:04:12 +0000 Dennis Faas 9467 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9467/how-remove-encryption-virus#comments f1 Windows Tips 'Citrio 39.0.2171.247', and 'Vieas 5.4.1.0' http://www.infopackets.com/news/9457/citrio-3902171247-and-vieas-5410 <div class="google_ads"><script type="text/javascript"> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0008535939683877"; google_ad_slot = "6958691424"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; </script> <!-- 336x280 --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div><!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">Citrio 39.0.2171.247 If you're looking for a fast and free alternative to the more popular web browsers -- like Internet Explorer, Chrome, and Firefox -- check out Citrio. It's a fast and lightweight browser that respects user privacy and offers a rich extension library. http://citrio.com/ Vieas 5.4.1.0 Vieas is a simple and small tool designed to help you view images easily and efficiently. It features an accessible user interface and offers support for multiple file formats, including BMP, PNG, JPEG, TIFF, GIF, and ZIP. Vieas also comes packaged with several editing tools that allow ... (<a href="/news/9457/citrio-3902171247-and-vieas-5410" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Fri, 26 Dec 2014 17:42:57 +0000 Brandon Dimmel 9457 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9457/citrio-3902171247-and-vieas-5410#comments Freeware How to Write Bootable .ISO images to USB drive? http://www.infopackets.com/news/9463/how-write-bootable-iso-images-usb-drive <div class="google_ads"><script type="text/javascript"> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0008535939683877"; google_ad_slot = "6958691424"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; </script> <!-- 336x280 --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div><!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">Infopackets Reader 'Craig F.' writes: " Dear Dennis, [Further to your discussion on how to download and reinstall legitimate Microsoft Windows on USB or DVD for free ], I just wanted to be sure you were aware of [a freeware utility program that can take an .ISO file and create a bootable USB disk in place of CD or DVD ROM drives. The name of the program is called Rufus ] ... It is by far the simplest, most foolproof method I've found for installing Windows, Office, or whatever on computers that [require an .ISO to install something, but] lack a working optical CD / DVD drive. I have no ... (<a href="/news/9463/how-write-bootable-iso-images-usb-drive" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Fri, 26 Dec 2014 17:41:02 +0000 Dennis Faas 9463 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9463/how-write-bootable-iso-images-usb-drive#comments f1 Windows Tips Report: Most WiFi Routers Very Poorly Protected http://www.infopackets.com/news/9462/report-most-wifi-routers-very-poorly-protected <div class="google_ads"><script type="text/javascript"> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0008535939683877"; google_ad_slot = "6958691424"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; </script> <!-- 336x280 --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div><!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">A survey of 2,000 households in the United Kingdom has revealed that few people take their WiFi network's security seriously enough. In fact, the security software firm behind the study, Avast, says our approach to home WiFi security is comparable to attitudes towards PC security in the 1990s -- which is not very good at all. Weak WiFi Passwords a Serious Problem Avast's survey revealed a number of alarming issues. First, the company found that more than 50 per cent of all home routers have little or no protection, making them easy to hack. In far too many cases, Avast found people ... (<a href="/news/9462/report-most-wifi-routers-very-poorly-protected" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Thu, 25 Dec 2014 16:13:50 +0000 Brandon Dimmel 9462 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9462/report-most-wifi-routers-very-poorly-protected#comments f1 Security 'CryptoPrevent 7.4.8', and 'The Passguard 1.2' http://www.infopackets.com/news/9442/cryptoprevent-748-and-passguard-12 <div class="google_ads"><script type="text/javascript"> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0008535939683877"; google_ad_slot = "6958691424"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; </script> <!-- 336x280 --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div><!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">CryptoPrevent 7.4.8 Worried about the CryptoLocker ransomware and its many variants (CryptoDefense, CryptoWall, etc.)? Then try out CryptoPrevent; according to the author, the tool helps to prevent such infections from taking over your computer and preventing you from accessing your files. https://www.foolishit.com/ The Passguard 1.2 It's crucial that you have strong passwords for all of your online accounts. The Passguard can help by creating powerful passwords and then protecting those passwords from prying eyes. It is compatible with most versions of Windows. http://www.mysecuritywin. ... (<a href="/news/9442/cryptoprevent-748-and-passguard-12" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Wed, 24 Dec 2014 14:28:29 +0000 Brandon Dimmel 9442 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9442/cryptoprevent-748-and-passguard-12#comments Freeware Microsoft Unveils Windows 10 Preparation Tool http://www.infopackets.com/news/9461/microsoft-unveils-windows-10-preparation-tool <div class="google_ads"><script type="text/javascript"> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0008535939683877"; google_ad_slot = "6958691424"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; </script> <!-- 336x280 --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div><!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">Microsoft has released a Windows 10 Preparation Tool designed to integrate Windows 7 and 8 computers for testing Windows 10 more easily. The tool also coincides with a big update to Windows 10 Technical Preview which is due January next year, and will include many features that are most important to home computer users. (Source: winbeta.org ) Currently, Windows 10 is in its Technical Preview stage. That means many features are new and being tested by thousands of people, and the operating system itself is not fully functional. In all likelihood, the Technical Preview is full of bugs and has ... (<a href="/news/9461/microsoft-unveils-windows-10-preparation-tool" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Wed, 24 Dec 2014 14:18:14 +0000 John Lister 9461 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9461/microsoft-unveils-windows-10-preparation-tool#comments f1 Microsoft Microsoft Sues Fake Tech Support Scammers http://www.infopackets.com/news/9460/microsoft-sues-fake-tech-support-scammers <div class="google_ads"><script type="text/javascript"> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0008535939683877"; google_ad_slot = "6958691424"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; </script> <!-- 336x280 --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div><!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">Have you ever received a suspicious phone call from someone claiming to work for Microsoft's technical support department ? Late last week Microsoft announced that it had sued two technical support companies alleged to have infringed on several Microsoft trademarks. According to the firm, these companies called people at home offering support for non-existent problems with the Windows operating system. Microsoft says many people were tricked by the scheme and paid the scammers money for their assistance. Scammers Claim to Represent Microsoft "Defendants have utilized the Microsoft ... (<a href="/news/9460/microsoft-sues-fake-tech-support-scammers" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Tue, 23 Dec 2014 13:07:05 +0000 Brandon Dimmel 9460 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9460/microsoft-sues-fake-tech-support-scammers#comments f1 Security Missing Windows DVD? How to Download and Reinstall http://www.infopackets.com/news/9459/missing-windows-dvd-how-download-and-reinstall <div class="google_ads"><script type="text/javascript"> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0008535939683877"; google_ad_slot = "6958691424"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; </script> <!-- 336x280 --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div><!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">Infopackets Reader 'Bob T.' writes: " Dear Dennis, I am trying to reinstall Windows on my computer but I can't seem to find my Windows DVD anywhere. In fact, I'm not even sure if my computer came with an install disc. Should I download Windows from a torrent website? Can I use a DVD or USB drive to reinstall Windows? What do you suggest? " My Response: You can download a copy of MS Windows and install it from DVD or USB, though the steps for installing from USB are a little more involved for Windows 7. I do not recommend you download a copy of Windows from a torrent ... (<a href="/news/9459/missing-windows-dvd-how-download-and-reinstall" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Mon, 22 Dec 2014 14:34:28 +0000 Dennis Faas 9459 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9459/missing-windows-dvd-how-download-and-reinstall#comments f1 Windows Tips Why you Should Not Rely on a Disk Clone as a Backup http://www.infopackets.com/news/9458/why-you-should-not-rely-disk-clone-backup <div class="google_ads"><script type="text/javascript"> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0008535939683877"; google_ad_slot = "6958691424"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; </script> <!-- 336x280 --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div><!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">Infopackets Reader 'Mike' writes: " Dear Dennis, [Regarding your post about the TorrentLocker Ransomware virus , I would like to hire you to help me set up a backup on my system to help keep me protected against such threats. As for my question, I have a Windows 7 Lenovo desktop with a 1 TB internal hard drive] ... I want to clone my internal hard drive to an external hard drive , maybe once a week. I then want to reverse clone the hard drives [in case I get hit with a virus like TorrentLocker] ... It seems intuitive that [when I clone the hard drive for backup, that] both hard drives should ... (<a href="/news/9458/why-you-should-not-rely-disk-clone-backup" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Fri, 19 Dec 2014 14:27:38 +0000 Dennis Faas 9458 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9458/why-you-should-not-rely-disk-clone-backup#comments f1 Windows Tips 'GuardAxon 2.7', and 'Foxmail 7.2.6' http://www.infopackets.com/news/9455/guardaxon-27-and-foxmail-726 <div class="google_ads"><script type="text/javascript"> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0008535939683877"; google_ad_slot = "6958691424"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; </script> <!-- 336x280 --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div><!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">GuardAxon 2.7 This program can help you encrypt and decrypt files, making it safer to transmit those files via email or removable thumb drive. GuardAxon employs many encryption algorithms, including BlowFish, TwoFish, DES, and AES-256. UPDATE 20141219: some users have complained that this file is being flagged with their antivirus (malwarebytes). Please note that according to the VirusTotal web site, this program scores a 5/52 in threat - that is, out of 52 antivirus products, only 5 anvirus programs identify this as a threat. Please keep in mind that the nature of this program is to encrypt ... (<a href="/news/9455/guardaxon-27-and-foxmail-726" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Thu, 18 Dec 2014 12:52:31 +0000 Brandon Dimmel 9455 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9455/guardaxon-27-and-foxmail-726#comments Freeware TorrentLocker Ransomware Spreading Fast: Report http://www.infopackets.com/news/9454/torrentlocker-ransomware-spreading-fast-report <div class="google_ads"><script type="text/javascript"> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0008535939683877"; google_ad_slot = "6958691424"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; </script> <!-- 336x280 --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div><!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">A new report from security firm ESET finds that the TorrentLocker ransomware scam has now encrypted an estimated 285 million files. Unfortunately, ESET security experts don't see the rate of infections dropping off any time soon. A TorrentLocker infection, like other ransomware schemes (such as CryptoWall or CryptoLocker ), usually takes place when a victim downloads a malicious file. Although the name TorrentLocker might suggest infections come through the way of torrents (a file typically used for file sharing), it does not; in fact, most TorrentLocker infections come through email. ... (<a href="/news/9454/torrentlocker-ransomware-spreading-fast-report" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Thu, 18 Dec 2014 12:46:49 +0000 Brandon Dimmel 9454 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9454/torrentlocker-ransomware-spreading-fast-report#comments f1 Security 'WinLogOnView 1.10', and 'Pixelitor 2.2.1' http://www.infopackets.com/news/9447/winlogonview-110-and-pixelitor-221 <div class="google_ads"><script type="text/javascript"> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0008535939683877"; google_ad_slot = "6958691424"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; </script> <!-- 336x280 --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div><!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">WinLogOnView 1.10 This simple tool for Windows Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8 shows you important information about your system's log on / off activity. Every time a user logs on or off this utility tracks the activity and makes it viewable to the system administrator. http://www.nirsoft.net/ Pixelitor 2.2.1 This free and open source image editing program allows you to add unique visual effects to all of your favorite digital images. Pixelitor currently features more than eighty image filters and color adjustments, some of which you won't be able to find anywhere else. http:// ... (<a href="/news/9447/winlogonview-110-and-pixelitor-221" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Wed, 17 Dec 2014 14:32:35 +0000 Brandon Dimmel 9447 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9447/winlogonview-110-and-pixelitor-221#comments Freeware Windows 10 Consumer Preview to Debut January 2015 http://www.infopackets.com/news/9453/windows-10-consumer-preview-debut-january-2015 <div class="google_ads"><script type="text/javascript"> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0008535939683877"; google_ad_slot = "6958691424"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; </script> <!-- 336x280 --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div><!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">The first consumer features of Windows 10 -- albeit very much still in test mode -- may be just a few weeks away from public unveiling. Recent leaks suggest that the virtual assistant Cortana may be extremely prominent in the new system. Cortana is a voice recognition feature already present in Windows Phones and works somewhat similar to Apple's Siri and Google Now. The Windows 10 Consumer Edition Preview is expected to officially roll out to public testers in late January, 2015; some analysts suggest it will likely be on January 21st, as that is the date of Microsoft's next press event. ( ... (<a href="/news/9453/windows-10-consumer-preview-debut-january-2015" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Wed, 17 Dec 2014 14:30:48 +0000 John Lister 9453 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9453/windows-10-consumer-preview-debut-january-2015#comments f1 Microsoft Study: Checking Email in Spurts Reduces Stress http://www.infopackets.com/news/9452/study-checking-email-spurts-reduces-stress <div class="google_ads"><script type="text/javascript"> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0008535939683877"; google_ad_slot = "6958691424"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; </script> <!-- 336x280 --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div><!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">How often do you check your email each day? A new study suggests that consulting your inbox more than three times a day could significantly increase your stress levels. The study, which comes from researchers at the University of British Columbia, involved asking 124 adults to restrict their inbox-checking to just three times a day for a one-week period. Once that week was over, study participants were allowed to check their email as much as they liked. Less Email, Less Stress, Study Suggests Throughout the process participants were asked to fill out daily 10-minute questionnaires about their ... (<a href="/news/9452/study-checking-email-spurts-reduces-stress" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Tue, 16 Dec 2014 13:04:18 +0000 Brandon Dimmel 9452 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9452/study-checking-email-spurts-reduces-stress#comments f1 Internet 'Spamihilator 1.6.0', and 'PC Image Editor 5.6' http://www.infopackets.com/news/9441/spamihilator-160-and-pc-image-editor-56 <div class="google_ads"><script type="text/javascript"> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0008535939683877"; google_ad_slot = "6958691424"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; </script> <!-- 336x280 --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div><!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">Spamihilator 1.6.0 There's nothing more annoying than potentially dangerous unsolicited email (spam) making its way into your home or business email inbox. Spamihilator can help by removing most spam emails before they ever reach your inbox. It works similar to a program called 'mailwasher' which allows you to download email message headers, preview emails, and filter emails before actually downloading the messages to your inbox. http://www.spamihilator.com/ PC Image Editor 5.6 As the name suggests, this PC Image Editor is designed to help you edit digital images on your PC. It features a ... (<a href="/news/9441/spamihilator-160-and-pc-image-editor-56" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Mon, 15 Dec 2014 13:15:23 +0000 Brandon Dimmel 9441 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9441/spamihilator-160-and-pc-image-editor-56#comments Freeware Laptop cursor jumps around screen as I type? http://www.infopackets.com/news/9451/laptop-cursor-jumps-around-screen-i-type <div class="google_ads"><script type="text/javascript"> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0008535939683877"; google_ad_slot = "6958691424"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; </script> <!-- 336x280 --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div><!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">Infopackets Reader 'Mary' writes: " Dear Dennis, In regard to your previous article ' How can I find the Cursor Position on my Screen? ' -- my cursor often wanders around the screen when I'm typing text on my laptop. Sometimes, I end up typing in a new word in the middle of another word somewhere else on the screen. Oftentimes I can't find where my cursor went; once I do find it, I need to make corrections, then point it back to where it needs to be, then resume typing. It's incredibly vexing! Do you have any suggestions on how to avoid this from happening? " My response: This is a very ... (<a href="/news/9451/laptop-cursor-jumps-around-screen-i-type" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Mon, 15 Dec 2014 13:09:46 +0000 Dennis Faas 9451 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9451/laptop-cursor-jumps-around-screen-i-type#comments f1 Windows Tips 'Perfect Keyboard Free 7.6.6', and 'WebCacheImageInfo 1.16' http://www.infopackets.com/news/9422/perfect-keyboard-free-766-and-webcacheimageinfo-116 <div class="google_ads"><script type="text/javascript"> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0008535939683877"; google_ad_slot = "6958691424"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; </script> <!-- 336x280 --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div><!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">Perfect Keyboard Free 7.6.6 This program is designed to help you create cleaner, more coherent messages, from reports to emails. It allows users to formulate keyboard shortcuts, hotkeys, and use a handy auto-complete feature to save time and energy. http://www.macrotoolworks.com WebCacheImageInfo 1.16 This simple but useful tool from NirSoft helps you search for JPEG images stores in your web browser's cache. It then displays all relevant information in an accessible chart. This tool is compatible with Internet Explorer, Firefox, and Chrome. http://www.nirsoft.net/ ... (<a href="/news/9422/perfect-keyboard-free-766-and-webcacheimageinfo-116" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Fri, 12 Dec 2014 13:30:15 +0000 Brandon Dimmel 9422 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9422/perfect-keyboard-free-766-and-webcacheimageinfo-116#comments Freeware How can I find the Cursor Position on my Screen? http://www.infopackets.com/news/9450/how-can-i-find-cursor-position-my-screen <div class="google_ads"><script type="text/javascript"> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0008535939683877"; google_ad_slot = "6958691424"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; </script> <!-- 336x280 --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div><!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">Infopackets Reader 'lewfrazier' writes: " Dear Dennis, Sometimes I when I'm viewing a page on my web browser (or MS Word, for that matter), I can't find the cursor on the screen. Is there a freeware program I can download that will help me locate the cursor on my screen? " My Response: That's a great question -- thanks for asking. You can locate your cursor by tapping the CTRL key on your keyboard, but you first need to enable this feature in Windows (no download is required). The 'cursor location' feature works with Windows XP, 7, and 8; here are the ... (<a href="/news/9450/how-can-i-find-cursor-position-my-screen" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Fri, 12 Dec 2014 13:27:22 +0000 Dennis Faas 9450 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9450/how-can-i-find-cursor-position-my-screen#comments f1 Windows Tips Cyber Attacks on Businesses Doubled in 2014: Report http://www.infopackets.com/news/9449/cyber-attacks-businesses-doubled-2014-report <div class="google_ads"><script type="text/javascript"> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0008535939683877"; google_ad_slot = "6958691424"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; </script> <!-- 336x280 --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div><!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">A new report suggests that hackers took aim at twice as many businesses in 2014 when compared to the previous year. The report comes from Russian security company Kaspersky Lab; its Global Research and Analysis Team says it detected seven major advanced persistent threats (or APTs) over the past twelve months, resulting in approximately 4,400 attacks targeting private sector organizations in an estimated 55 countries. Kaspersky researchers say that's more than double the roughly 1,800 corporations targeted by cybercriminals in 2013 . Sophisticated Attacks May Be Supported by National ... (<a href="/news/9449/cyber-attacks-businesses-doubled-2014-report" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Thu, 11 Dec 2014 13:14:07 +0000 Brandon Dimmel 9449 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9449/cyber-attacks-businesses-doubled-2014-report#comments f1 Security 'ProduKey 1.70', and 'Challenger 2.4.9' http://www.infopackets.com/news/9445/produkey-170-and-challenger-249 <div class="google_ads"><script type="text/javascript"> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0008535939683877"; google_ad_slot = "6958691424"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; </script> <!-- 336x280 --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div><!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">ProduKey 1.70 This simple and easy-to-use utility shows you the product ID and CD key for the version of Microsoft Office, Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Exchange Server and SQL Server installed on your computer. This utility will be particularly useful if you lost this information and want to reinstall these programs on your PC. http://www.nirsoft.net/ Challenger 2.4.9 Challenger is state-of-the-art but completely free-to-use encryption software. Challenger is available to anyone but is optimized for people working in patent development, journalism, law, and upper level management. http://www. ... (<a href="/news/9445/produkey-170-and-challenger-249" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Wed, 10 Dec 2014 14:23:06 +0000 Brandon Dimmel 9445 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9445/produkey-170-and-challenger-249#comments Freeware Windows 10 Update May Require MS Office Uninstall http://www.infopackets.com/news/9448/windows-10-update-may-require-ms-office-uninstall <div class="google_ads"><script type="text/javascript"> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0008535939683877"; google_ad_slot = "6958691424"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; </script> <!-- 336x280 --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div><!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">Microsoft has warned that a recently released security update may be incompatible with test editions of Windows 10 and MS Office . The advice came from Gabe Aul, who is general manager of engineering for Windows. He posted a series of four messages on his Twitter account, rather than posting it onto Microsoft's official news blog. The messages read: "We just made a tough call after working through the night that I thought I should share with you. We have a security update going out today, and the installer fails on [Windows 10 build 9879 if Microsoft Office] is installed. Rather than ... (<a href="/news/9448/windows-10-update-may-require-ms-office-uninstall" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Wed, 10 Dec 2014 14:20:03 +0000 John Lister 9448 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9448/windows-10-update-may-require-ms-office-uninstall#comments f1 Microsoft Shop Online? Watch out for Fake Email Order Scam http://www.infopackets.com/news/9444/shop-online-watch-out-fake-email-order-scam <div class="google_ads"><script type="text/javascript"> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0008535939683877"; google_ad_slot = "6958691424"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; </script> <!-- 336x280 --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div><!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">A new report suggests that hackers are using fake email orders with malicious links to fool victims into installing malware onto their machines. Security experts are therefore warning all Internet shoppers to take extra care when opening their emails this holiday season. According to Brian Krebs, a former Washington Post writer who covers cyber crime, the problem is becoming more and more prevalent. "If you receive an email this holiday season asking you to 'confirm' an online e-commerce order or package shipment, please resist the urge to click the included link or attachment, ... (<a href="/news/9444/shop-online-watch-out-fake-email-order-scam" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Tue, 09 Dec 2014 13:26:49 +0000 Brandon Dimmel 9444 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9444/shop-online-watch-out-fake-email-order-scam#comments f1 Security 'Vim 7.4', and 'TaskLayout 0.2.0' http://www.infopackets.com/news/9440/vim-74-and-tasklayout-020 <div class="google_ads"><script type="text/javascript"> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0008535939683877"; google_ad_slot = "6958691424"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; </script> <!-- 336x280 --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div><!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">Vim 7.4 If you're looking for a highly customizable text editor, Vim is a great choice. It's essentially an enhanced version of the 'vi' editor that comes with most UNIX-based systems. Vim is considered charityware, meaning any donations go to a good cause, such as helping to feed impoverished families. http://www.vim.org/ TaskLayout 0.2.0 TaskLayout is a Windows utility designed to help you save and restore the desktop layout of specified applications and windows. This software runs in the background and places a small icon in the system tray, making it easy to access. Please ... (<a href="/news/9440/vim-74-and-tasklayout-020" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Mon, 08 Dec 2014 14:05:06 +0000 Brandon Dimmel 9440 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9440/vim-74-and-tasklayout-020#comments Freeware Recovery Disk is Full; Can I Delete Files? http://www.infopackets.com/news/9443/recovery-disk-full-can-i-delete-files <div class="google_ads"><script type="text/javascript"> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0008535939683877"; google_ad_slot = "6958691424"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; </script> <!-- 336x280 --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div><!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">Infopackets Reader 'pthamilton' writes: " Dear Dennis, I have a Dell XPS M1330 laptop computer. I get frequently recurring messages that my D drive (recovery drive) is full. Can I delete files on my recovery drive? Also, if I upgrade to Windows 7 or Windows 8, will it stop the 'disk is full' error messages? Thank You. " My Response: In general, it is not recommended that you delete any files from the recovery drive, as it contains disk image files used to restore your system to default configuration when you first purchased the computer. If you downloaded or copied files onto the D drive, you ... (<a href="/news/9443/recovery-disk-full-can-i-delete-files" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Mon, 08 Dec 2014 13:57:52 +0000 Dennis Faas 9443 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9443/recovery-disk-full-can-i-delete-files#comments f1 Windows Tips 'BowPad 2.0.9', and 'WinScan2PDF 2.77' http://www.infopackets.com/news/9425/bowpad-209-and-winscan2pdf-277 <div class="google_ads"><script type="text/javascript"> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0008535939683877"; google_ad_slot = "6958691424"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; </script> <!-- 336x280 --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div><!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">BowPad 2.0.9 Looking for an alternative to Windows' NotePad tool? Then check out BowPad, a small but very efficient text editor. It features an accessible ribbon interface, syntax highlighting, navigation hints, and tab coloring. http://stefanstools.sourceforge.net/ WinScan2PDF 2.77 As the name suggests, WinScan2PDF is designed to help you scan documents and save them to your system in the PDF format. This simple and highly accessible program features low CPU usage, can translate text, and is compatible with multiple languages. http://www.softwareok.com ... (<a href="/news/9425/bowpad-209-and-winscan2pdf-277" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Fri, 05 Dec 2014 14:31:30 +0000 Brandon Dimmel 9425 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9425/bowpad-209-and-winscan2pdf-277#comments Freeware Experts: Avoid Windows XP Update 'Trick' http://www.infopackets.com/news/9438/experts-avoid-windows-xp-update-trick <div class="google_ads"><script type="text/javascript"> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0008535939683877"; google_ad_slot = "6958691424"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; </script> <!-- 336x280 --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div><!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">Earlier this year, a hack was discovered that would allow Windows XP users to continue receiving security updates , despite Microsoft no longer officially supporting the system . However, experts are now warning users that the hack guarantees neither security, nor stable computing. Windows XP: No More Security Updates Microsoft finally pulled the plug on Windows XP in April this year , including all future security updates. The problem is that many people still continue to use the operating system, despite significant security risks . The Windows Embedded hack essentially tricks Windows XP ... (<a href="/news/9438/experts-avoid-windows-xp-update-trick" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Fri, 05 Dec 2014 14:28:39 +0000 John Lister 9438 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9438/experts-avoid-windows-xp-update-trick#comments f1 Security Windows 10 Could Bolster 600 Million PC Upgrades http://www.infopackets.com/news/9439/windows-10-could-bolster-600-million-pc-upgrades <div class="google_ads"><script type="text/javascript"> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0008535939683877"; google_ad_slot = "6958691424"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; </script> <!-- 336x280 --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div><!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">Dell President Renee James says Windows 10's impact on the struggling PC market will be huge, with the release of Microsoft's next operating system (OS) leading to an estimated 600 million PC upgrades. James, who recently spoke at the Credit Suisse Technology Conference in Scottsdale, Arizona, says there are hundreds of millions of PCs out there that are four years old or older. James says that many of the owners of these aging PCs have been putting off an upgrade because they simply weren't wowed by Microsoft's last operating system, Windows 8. Microsoft Being " ... (<a href="/news/9439/windows-10-could-bolster-600-million-pc-upgrades" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Thu, 04 Dec 2014 14:21:14 +0000 Brandon Dimmel 9439 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9439/windows-10-could-bolster-600-million-pc-upgrades#comments f1 Microsoft 'ImageMagick 6.9.0', and 'TrackMeNot 0.8.13' http://www.infopackets.com/news/9424/imagemagick-690-and-trackmenot-0813 <div class="google_ads"><script type="text/javascript"> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0008535939683877"; google_ad_slot = "6958691424"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; </script> <!-- 336x280 --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div><!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">ImageMagick 6.9.0 ImageMagick is designed to help you convert, edit, compose, and create bitmap images. Features include resize, flip, rotate, mirror, distort, shear, and transform. You can also use ImageMagick to adjust image colors and apply special effects. http://www.imagemagick.org/ TrackMeNot 0.8.13 Hate the idea that someone, somewhere might be tracking your every online activity? Then try out TrackMeNot, a small browser extension designed to help protect your web history from snoopers. It's compatible with Firefox and Chrome. http://www.cs.nyu.edu/ ... (<a href="/news/9424/imagemagick-690-and-trackmenot-0813" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Wed, 03 Dec 2014 13:53:54 +0000 Brandon Dimmel 9424 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9424/imagemagick-690-and-trackmenot-0813#comments Freeware Adobe Photoshop freeware alternative? http://www.infopackets.com/news/9437/adobe-photoshop-freeware-alternative <div class="google_ads"><script type="text/javascript"> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0008535939683877"; google_ad_slot = "6958691424"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; </script> <!-- 336x280 --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div><!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">Infopackets Reader Helen M. writes: " Dear Dennis, I need your advice once again. I am 80 years old and have gone back to work as a volunteer; one of my jobs is to make up posters. I only have Microsoft Word, which is not [exactly] ideal for making posters, and I don't want to invest in an expensive software such as Adobe Photoshop. The price to learn it at The Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) in New York City is $275! Can you recommend [an Adobe Photoshop freeware alternative] that is inexpensive and easy to use? I am computer literate. I thank you for all you do. " My Response: Off the ... (<a href="/news/9437/adobe-photoshop-freeware-alternative" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Wed, 03 Dec 2014 13:51:29 +0000 Dennis Faas 9437 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9437/adobe-photoshop-freeware-alternative#comments f1 Windows Tips Could the 'Internet of Things' Kill Someone? http://www.infopackets.com/news/9436/could-internet-things-kill-someone <div class="google_ads"><script type="text/javascript"> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0008535939683877"; google_ad_slot = "6958691424"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; </script> <!-- 336x280 --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div><!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">Is there anything scarier than having your computer hacked? Absolutely there is, say security experts who predict that the growing "Internet of Things" could eventually allow hackers to remotely commit violent crimes. For decades we've associated the Internet with computers, from desktops and laptops to tablet devices and smartphones. But as time goes on, more and more devices are being connected to the web in an effort to give consumers more control. Want to lower your refrigerator's freezer temperature or start your car without getting off the couch? Chances are, there ... (<a href="/news/9436/could-internet-things-kill-someone" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Tue, 02 Dec 2014 13:13:27 +0000 Brandon Dimmel 9436 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9436/could-internet-things-kill-someone#comments f1 Security 'CyberGhost VPN 5.0.14.17', and 'AquaSnap 1.9.1' http://www.infopackets.com/news/9427/cyberghost-vpn-501417-and-aquasnap-191 <div class="google_ads"><script type="text/javascript"> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0008535939683877"; google_ad_slot = "6958691424"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; </script> <!-- 336x280 --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div><!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">CyberGhost VPN 5.0.14.17 CyberGhost VPN offers a simple and effective way towards protecting your online privacy. It masks your location, making it easier to surf the web anonymously and access content not regularly available in your home region. Note that the free version of CyberGhost VPN reportedly contains advertisements, including 17 seconds of advertisements when first connected, plus more ads every 2 hours. http://www.cyberghostvpn.com/ AquaSnap 1.9.1 AquaSnap is designed to help you move (and resize) windows around your desktop quickly and efficient. It's intended to replace Aero ... (<a href="/news/9427/cyberghost-vpn-501417-and-aquasnap-191" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Mon, 01 Dec 2014 14:54:51 +0000 Brandon Dimmel 9427 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9427/cyberghost-vpn-501417-and-aquasnap-191#comments Freeware Difference between 32 bit and 64 bit Windows? http://www.infopackets.com/news/9435/difference-between-32-bit-and-64-bit-windows <div class="google_ads"><script type="text/javascript"> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0008535939683877"; google_ad_slot = "6958691424"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; </script> <!-- 336x280 --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div><!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">Infopackets Reader Gord S. writes: " Dear Dennis, I have Windows 8.1 64 bit installed on my PC. When downloading programs I see there are options for 32 bit or 64 bit. My question is: should I download both 32 bit and 64 bit programs? [Also, what is the difference between 32 bit and 64 bit Windows?] Thank you for your comments. " My response: That's a great question; thanks for asking. If you are running 64 bit Windows, you should download and install 64 bit versions of programs -- but only if they are available. If there is no 64 bit version available, then running the 32 bit version will ... (<a href="/news/9435/difference-between-32-bit-and-64-bit-windows" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Mon, 01 Dec 2014 14:53:21 +0000 Dennis Faas 9435 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9435/difference-between-32-bit-and-64-bit-windows#comments f1 Windows Tips 'MailWasher Free 7.4.0', and 'Uplay 4.9.2.3855' http://www.infopackets.com/news/9421/mailwasher-free-740-and-uplay-4923855 <div class="google_ads"><script type="text/javascript"> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0008535939683877"; google_ad_slot = "6958691424"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; </script> <!-- 336x280 --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div><!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">MailWasher Free 7.4.0 Let's face it: emails can be both annoying and dangerous. Limit the danger with Mailwasher, which screens emails and prevents potentially hazardous spam messages from reaching your inbox. Mailwasher is compatible with Outlook, Thunderbird, Windows Mail, Gmail, Hotmail, and most other email programs. http://www.mailwasher.net/ Uplay 4.9.2.3855 Uplay makes it easy to find, download, and play your favorite Ubisoft games. This cross-platform service also allows you to interact with friends and share your virtual accomplishments online. Features include customizable ... (<a href="/news/9421/mailwasher-free-740-and-uplay-4923855" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Fri, 28 Nov 2014 14:48:11 +0000 Brandon Dimmel 9421 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9421/mailwasher-free-740-and-uplay-4923855#comments Freeware How to Search and Remove Duplicate Files (Freeware)? http://www.infopackets.com/news/9434/how-search-and-remove-duplicate-files-freeware <div class="google_ads"><script type="text/javascript"> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0008535939683877"; google_ad_slot = "6958691424"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; </script> <!-- 336x280 --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div><!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">Infopackets Reader Brenda T. writes: " Dear Dennis, I have a lot of duplicate word documents and pictures in my computer. I would like to know what is the best way to find the duplicate files and delete them? Do I need to buy a special program? And if so do you recommend one? " My response: That's a great question -- thanks for asking. You don't need to buy a special program to search for and delete duplicate files, as there are plenty of excellent freeware programs that will do just that. One program in particular that comes to mind is NirSoft's SearchMyFiles . This ... (<a href="/news/9434/how-search-and-remove-duplicate-files-freeware" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Fri, 28 Nov 2014 14:25:18 +0000 Dennis Faas 9434 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9434/how-search-and-remove-duplicate-files-freeware#comments f1 Windows Tips Megaupload Founder Insists He's Broke, Defenseless http://www.infopackets.com/news/9433/megaupload-founder-insists-hes-broke-defenseless <div class="google_ads"><script type="text/javascript"> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0008535939683877"; google_ad_slot = "6958691424"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; </script> <!-- 336x280 --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div><!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">It's been less than a year since Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom appeared on CBS to discuss his controversial file-sharing business and show off a sprawling, 60-acre estate located just outside beautiful Auckland, New Zealand. Now, it appears that after a three-year legal fight, things could be coming to an end. Dotcom says he has lost everything in an attempt to defend himself against accusations of copyright infringement. With over 50 million visitors a day, Megaupload was one of the biggest file-sharing services established on the Internet. It's estimated that Megaupload at one time ... (<a href="/news/9433/megaupload-founder-insists-hes-broke-defenseless" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Thu, 27 Nov 2014 14:17:33 +0000 Brandon Dimmel 9433 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9433/megaupload-founder-insists-hes-broke-defenseless#comments f1 Internet 'PilotEdit Lite 7.4.0', and 'PhotoSun 14 v2.1.1' http://www.infopackets.com/news/9426/pilotedit-lite-740-and-photosun-14-v211 <div class="google_ads"><script type="text/javascript"> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0008535939683877"; google_ad_slot = "6958691424"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; </script> <!-- 336x280 --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div><!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">PilotEdit Lite 7.4.0 PilotEdit Lite is a completely free text editor capable of helping you work on very large files. It provides users with many handy features, including customizable syntax and keyword highlighting, advanced search, and automatic text encoding. Note: scroll down to the bottom of the page to get the Lite (free) version. http://www.pilotedit.com/ PhotoSun 14 v2.1.1 This comprehensive and intuitive program is designed to help users create professional and attractive digital images. Created with amateurs and professionals in mind, PhotoSun can help you optimize your images via ... (<a href="/news/9426/pilotedit-lite-740-and-photosun-14-v211" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Wed, 26 Nov 2014 13:59:36 +0000 Brandon Dimmel 9426 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9426/pilotedit-lite-740-and-photosun-14-v211#comments Freeware Windows 8 Laptops Drop Below $200 http://www.infopackets.com/news/9432/windows-8-laptops-drop-below-200 <div class="google_ads"><script type="text/javascript"> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0008535939683877"; google_ad_slot = "6958691424"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; </script> <!-- 336x280 --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div><!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">Hewlett-Packard (HP) is selling two Windows 8 laptops that are both priced at $199 . It's seen by some analysts as a way to counter the low-cost Google Chromebook range . The two models are the HP Stream 11 and Stream 13 , which model numbers are respective of their screen sizes. The Stream 11 has a permanent price of $199; the Stream 13 is normally $229 but will have $30 off for a limited period as part of the Black Friday sales season. To sweeten the deal, devices purchased directly from Microsoft will also receive a year's subscription to Office 365 Personal (the online edition of ... (<a href="/news/9432/windows-8-laptops-drop-below-200" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Wed, 26 Nov 2014 13:48:50 +0000 John Lister 9432 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9432/windows-8-laptops-drop-below-200#comments f1 Microsoft Symantec: Regin Malware High-Level, Likely State Sponsored http://www.infopackets.com/news/9431/symantec-regin-malware-high-level-likely-state-sponsored <div class="google_ads"><script type="text/javascript"> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0008535939683877"; google_ad_slot = "6958691424"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; </script> <!-- 336x280 --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div><!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">Security firm Symantec says it has found a sinister and highly sophisticated piece of malware, which has somehow managed to evade security experts for more than six years. Dubbed 'Regin', the malware showcases high levels of technical competence, suggesting that it was likely developed by cyber espionage experts. "The development and operation of this malware would have required a significant investment of time and resources, indicating that a nation state is responsible," Symantec said in a recent white paper on the subject. "Its design makes it highly suited for persistent, ... (<a href="/news/9431/symantec-regin-malware-high-level-likely-state-sponsored" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Tue, 25 Nov 2014 13:49:22 +0000 Brandon Dimmel 9431 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9431/symantec-regin-malware-high-level-likely-state-sponsored#comments f1 Security 'Junkware Removal Tool 6.3.9', and 'Wise Memory Optimizer 3.32' http://www.infopackets.com/news/9423/junkware-removal-tool-639-and-wise-memory-optimizer-332 <div class="google_ads"><script type="text/javascript"> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0008535939683877"; google_ad_slot = "6958691424"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; </script> <!-- 336x280 --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div><!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">Junkware Removal Tool 6.3.9 This security utility is designed to help you remove adware, toolbars, and other programs from your system. Junkware Removal Tool is capable of eliminating all traces of undesirable programs, including their services, processes, and registry keys. http://thisisudax.org/ Wise Memory Optimizer 3.32 This freeware program can help you improve your system's performance by maximizing memory efficiency. It provides a real-time chart that shows users their memory status and makes suggestions for enhancing overall performance. http://www.wisecleaner.com/ ... (<a href="/news/9423/junkware-removal-tool-639-and-wise-memory-optimizer-332" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Mon, 24 Nov 2014 15:02:06 +0000 Brandon Dimmel 9423 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9423/junkware-removal-tool-639-and-wise-memory-optimizer-332#comments Freeware How to Remove Malware that Keeps Coming Back? http://www.infopackets.com/news/9430/how-remove-malware-keeps-coming-back <div class="google_ads"><script type="text/javascript"> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0008535939683877"; google_ad_slot = "6958691424"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; </script> <!-- 336x280 --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div><!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">Infopackets Reader Frank P. writes: " Dear Dennis, A friend of mine has a malware (or a virus) on his computer and can't get rid of it. He has tried to download various malware removal utilities online (such as malwarebytes antimalware, etc), but his web browser appears to have been hijacked and subsequently, malwarebytes won't download. What can he do to remove the malware? " My Response: Some malware will purposely block websites (such as malwarebytes) to prevent you from downloading and removing the infection. The easiest way to get rid of pervasive malware is to boot ... (<a href="/news/9430/how-remove-malware-keeps-coming-back" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Mon, 24 Nov 2014 14:58:06 +0000 Dennis Faas 9430 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9430/how-remove-malware-keeps-coming-back#comments f1 Windows Tips 'TagScanner 5.1.657', and 'Tablacus Explorer 14.11.9' http://www.infopackets.com/news/9407/tagscanner-51657-and-tablacus-explorer-14119 <div class="google_ads"><script type="text/javascript"> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0008535939683877"; google_ad_slot = "6958691424"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; </script> <!-- 336x280 --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div><!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">TagScanner 5.1.657 Having trouble organizing your growing digital music collection? Then give TagScanner a try. This tool will help you manage your music collection by allowing you to create and edit tags, rename files, and download album information. http://www.xdlab.ru/ Tablacus Explorer 14.11.9 Tablacus Explorer is a tabbed file manager that features add-on support. This is an extremely useful feature and cuts down on the number of open 'explorer' Windows in the task bar. It's completely portable, meaning you don't have to install it on your system, and it supports many different ... (<a href="/news/9407/tagscanner-51657-and-tablacus-explorer-14119" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Fri, 21 Nov 2014 13:54:51 +0000 Brandon Dimmel 9407 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9407/tagscanner-51657-and-tablacus-explorer-14119#comments Freeware New, Used PC: How Do I Change User Name in C:\Users? http://www.infopackets.com/news/9429/new-used-pc-how-do-i-change-user-name-cusers <div class="google_ads"><script type="text/javascript"> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0008535939683877"; google_ad_slot = "6958691424"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; </script> <!-- 336x280 --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div><!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">Infopackets Reader 'miannone' writes: " Dear Dennis, I recently purchased a new [Windows 8.1] desktop computer (or so I thought) from a big box electronic store. It should be noted that I did not utilize the 'pay-for-setup' process that the sales people attempted to convince me was the only way to go. I took the machine home ... [and booted it up] first time. It went through all the necessary updates; ... [once complete, I started] the customization. It was then I noticed that [my hard drive already had a user named 'Sam' defined on it. For example, even though I am the only user on this ... (<a href="/news/9429/new-used-pc-how-do-i-change-user-name-cusers" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Fri, 21 Nov 2014 13:49:22 +0000 Dennis Faas 9429 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9429/new-used-pc-how-do-i-change-user-name-cusers#comments f1 Windows Tips MS Kills OneDrive 'Placeholders' for 'Selective Sync' http://www.infopackets.com/news/9428/ms-kills-onedrive-placeholders-selective-sync <div class="google_ads"><script type="text/javascript"> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0008535939683877"; google_ad_slot = "6958691424"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; </script> <!-- 336x280 --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div><!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">Microsoft is facing a storm of protest over its decision to remove a popular feature from its OneDrive cloud storage service. The change is set to take shape when the company's next operating system, Windows 10 , is released next year. In Windows 8.1, OneDrive shows ' smart files ', otherwise known as ' placeholders ' stored on the cloud, but not available on a local device. If a user decides they want to view or edit that file and double click on it, OneDrive begins to download the file to local storage. The advantage of smart files is simple: they let users view the entire contents of ... (<a href="/news/9428/ms-kills-onedrive-placeholders-selective-sync" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Thu, 20 Nov 2014 14:40:45 +0000 Brandon Dimmel 9428 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9428/ms-kills-onedrive-placeholders-selective-sync#comments f1 Microsoft 'Writemonkey 2.7.0.3', and 'ServersCheck 12.0.1' http://www.infopackets.com/news/9408/writemonkey-2703-and-serverscheck-1201 <div class="google_ads"><script type="text/javascript"> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0008535939683877"; google_ad_slot = "6958691424"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; </script> <!-- 336x280 --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div><!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">Writemonkey 2.7.0.3 Writemonkey is a simple, no frills writing application designed to help you focus on your work. It features a slimmed-down user interface, making it fast and efficient. It does come with a number of useful features, though, including quick search and thesaurus. http://writemonkey.com/ ServersCheck 12.0.1 ServersCheck is designed to help you monitor your network traffic, systems and servers, and various applications. When a problem is discovered alerts can be sent instantly via email, instant messaging service, or phone call. http://www.serverscheck.us/ (<a href="/news/9408/writemonkey-2703-and-serverscheck-1201" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Wed, 19 Nov 2014 14:43:31 +0000 Brandon Dimmel 9408 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9408/writemonkey-2703-and-serverscheck-1201#comments Freeware MS Sway Could Replace Powerpoint; Testing on iPhone http://www.infopackets.com/news/9420/ms-sway-could-replace-powerpoint-testing-iphone <div class="google_ads"><script type="text/javascript"> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0008535939683877"; google_ad_slot = "6958691424"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; </script> <!-- 336x280 --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div><!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">Microsoft has begun public testing of a new presentation application that could one day replace its incredibly popular and widely used MS PowerPoint. The main focus of the tool, named Sway, is to remove the barriers between presentations on different computing devices, such as smartphones and PCs. The idea of Sway is that it shouldn't matter what type of content you want to build into a presentation, or what device you want to show it on. That's a major contrast to MS PowerPoint, where it can be difficult to bring together multiple file formats or to create presentations that look the ... (<a href="/news/9420/ms-sway-could-replace-powerpoint-testing-iphone" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Wed, 19 Nov 2014 14:39:19 +0000 John Lister 9420 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9420/ms-sway-could-replace-powerpoint-testing-iphone#comments f1 Microsoft Expert: CoinVault Ransom a Scam; Don't Negotiate http://www.infopackets.com/news/9419/expert-coinvault-ransom-scam-dont-negotiate <div class="google_ads"><script type="text/javascript"> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0008535939683877"; google_ad_slot = "6958691424"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; </script> <!-- 336x280 --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div><!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">Cybercriminals behind a brand new type of ransomware scam have implemented a new strategy they hope will convince more people to pay up. Unlike other ransomware scams, this one offers victims the ability to reclaim some of their files for "free." Ransomware is a type of malware that locks users out of their systems . In most cases, a victim must pay a fee -- usually around several hundred dollars -- to reclaim control of their computers. However, there's no guarantee that a ransomware cybercriminal will follow through on the deal, and most security experts advise against ... (<a href="/news/9419/expert-coinvault-ransom-scam-dont-negotiate" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Tue, 18 Nov 2014 16:18:51 +0000 Brandon Dimmel 9419 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9419/expert-coinvault-ransom-scam-dont-negotiate#comments f1 Security Should I use two antivirus at the same time? http://www.infopackets.com/news/9418/should-i-use-two-antivirus-same-time <div class="google_ads"><script type="text/javascript"> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0008535939683877"; google_ad_slot = "6958691424"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; </script> <!-- 336x280 --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div><!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">Infopackets Reader 'gfaas' writes: " Dear Dennis, What is your opinion of having two antivirus programs installed instead of one? I have Microsoft Security Essentials and Grisoft AVG antivirus. " My response: In my opinion, using two antivirus / antimalware programs is better than one for the same reason you would seek the advice of two independent doctors for a life threatening illness. That said, I suggest that you ensure both antivirus / antimalware programs do not conflict with each other, or you will run into resource issues that will cause your computer to slow to a ... (<a href="/news/9418/should-i-use-two-antivirus-same-time" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Mon, 17 Nov 2014 16:09:03 +0000 Dennis Faas 9418 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9418/should-i-use-two-antivirus-same-time#comments f1 Windows Tips 'UserBenchmark 2.6.0', and 'SpaceSniffer 1.2.0' http://www.infopackets.com/news/9410/userbenchmark-260-and-spacesniffer-120 <div class="google_ads"><script type="text/javascript"> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0008535939683877"; google_ad_slot = "6958691424"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; </script> <!-- 336x280 --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div><!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">UserBenchmark 2.6.0 UserBenchmark helps to test the speed of your PC's components -- including GPU, CPU, HDD, and SSD -- in less than one minute. It can even be used to test the efficiency of your USB drives. http://www.userbenchmark.com/ SpaceSniffer 1.2.0 SpaceSniffer is a completely free tool designed to help you understand the way files and folders stored on your computer are structured. It features a Treemap visualization style that makes it clear where files and folders are stored on your various devices. http://www.uderzo.it/ ... (<a href="/news/9410/userbenchmark-260-and-spacesniffer-120" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Fri, 14 Nov 2014 15:25:58 +0000 Brandon Dimmel 9410 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9410/userbenchmark-260-and-spacesniffer-120#comments Freeware Should I Delete my Web Browser Cookies? http://www.infopackets.com/news/9417/should-i-delete-my-web-browser-cookies <div class="google_ads"><script type="text/javascript"> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0008535939683877"; google_ad_slot = "6958691424"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; </script> <!-- 336x280 --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div><!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">Infopackets Reader 'r clee' writes: " Dear Dennis, Every web browser I've used has the option to 'disable third party cookies'. Most articles I've read on privacy say not to allow third party cookies; however, recently, I visited tripadvisor.com to read a post, but found my comment wouldn't be accepted unless I enabled third-party cookies. Now, Google is telling me that my Firefox is 'outdated'. When I click the link to find out more detail, it says if I don't enable third party cookies, my email interface will switch to the plain vanilla HTML format ... [Is this] a stab at deeper data mining ... (<a href="/news/9417/should-i-delete-my-web-browser-cookies" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Fri, 14 Nov 2014 15:21:07 +0000 Dennis Faas 9417 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9417/should-i-delete-my-web-browser-cookies#comments f1 Windows Tips MS Patches 20 Year Old Exploit; XP Still Vulnerable http://www.infopackets.com/news/9416/ms-patches-20-year-old-exploit-xp-still-vulnerable <div class="google_ads"><script type="text/javascript"> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0008535939683877"; google_ad_slot = "6958691424"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; </script> <!-- 336x280 --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div><!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">Microsoft has patched a security vulnerability that somehow evaded detection for roughly twenty years. The bug has reportedly existed in every single version of the Windows operating system since Windows 95. According to reports, the bug can allow a hacker to execute code remotely when a user visits a malicious website. IBM security expert Robert Freeman says the bug is related to a flaw in VBScript, which first debuted with Internet Explorer 3.0 in the late 1990s. Freeman says that the bug remains invulnerable to Microsoft's anti-exploitation tools, otherwise known as the Enhanced ... (<a href="/news/9416/ms-patches-20-year-old-exploit-xp-still-vulnerable" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Thu, 13 Nov 2014 13:29:03 +0000 Brandon Dimmel 9416 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9416/ms-patches-20-year-old-exploit-xp-still-vulnerable#comments f1 Microsoft 'Exact Duplicate Finder 0.9.7.16', and 'W8 Sidebar 5.0' http://www.infopackets.com/news/9412/exact-duplicate-finder-09716-and-w8-sidebar-50 <div class="google_ads"><script type="text/javascript"> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0008535939683877"; google_ad_slot = "6958691424"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; </script> <!-- 336x280 --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div><!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">Exact Duplicate Finder 0.9.7.16 As the name suggests, Exact Duplicate Finder is designed to help you find and eliminate duplicate files stored on your system. It features a simple and clean interface that groups identical files by location. It's also extremely fast, making it easy to find and delete dupe files. http://indeepsoft.blogspot.ca/ W8 Sidebar 5.0 W8 Sidebar can help you learn more about your critical system components. Its user-friendly interface shows you information about your processor, memory, storage drives, network connections, and more. And while the name suggests ... (<a href="/news/9412/exact-duplicate-finder-09716-and-w8-sidebar-50" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Wed, 12 Nov 2014 13:00:19 +0000 Brandon Dimmel 9412 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9412/exact-duplicate-finder-09716-and-w8-sidebar-50#comments Freeware Is it Spam? MS Outlook Receives 'Bacon' Email Filter http://www.infopackets.com/news/9415/it-spam-ms-outlook-receives-bacon-email-filter <div class="google_ads"><script type="text/javascript"> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0008535939683877"; google_ad_slot = "6958691424"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; </script> <!-- 336x280 --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div><!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">Microsoft has launched a new tool for MS Outlook designed to make it easier to deal with email overload. It will be available for business users at first, but could later be rolled out for home users. The feature will be available as part of Office 365 for business: that's the online edition of the Office suite, which is automatically updated when Microsoft adds new features or makes changes. The name of the feature comes from the problem Microsoft is trying to tackle: Clutter. That's meant to describe the category of emails that are from legitimate senders, but which you don't ... (<a href="/news/9415/it-spam-ms-outlook-receives-bacon-email-filter" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Wed, 12 Nov 2014 12:58:02 +0000 John Lister 9415 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9415/it-spam-ms-outlook-receives-bacon-email-filter#comments f1 Microsoft 'Zer0 0.8', and 'StudioLine Photo Basic 4.0.21' http://www.infopackets.com/news/9409/zer0-08-and-studioline-photo-basic-4021 <div class="google_ads"><script type="text/javascript"> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0008535939683877"; google_ad_slot = "6958691424"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; </script> <!-- 336x280 --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div><!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">Zer0 0.8 Zer0 is designed to help you to find and securely delete files once and for all. Just drag the targeted file into the delete box and it's gone forever. Features include a user-friendly interface and a high-security file deletion algorithm that makes file recovery virtually impossible. http://www.kcsoftwares.com/ StudioLine Photo Basic 4.0.21 With a highly-accessible user interface and features that include image editing and archiving, StudioLine Photo Basic is one of the better freeware image editing programs on the market. This program lets you create unique effects for all of ... (<a href="/news/9409/zer0-08-and-studioline-photo-basic-4021" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Tue, 11 Nov 2014 13:14:32 +0000 Brandon Dimmel 9409 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9409/zer0-08-and-studioline-photo-basic-4021#comments Freeware Windows Blamed for Home Depot Hack; Execs Get Macs http://www.infopackets.com/news/9414/windows-blamed-home-depot-hack-execs-get-macs <div class="google_ads"><script type="text/javascript"> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0008535939683877"; google_ad_slot = "6958691424"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; </script> <!-- 336x280 --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div><!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">The Home Depot recently revealed that its systems had been hacked, leaving approximately 56 million customer credit cards and 53 million email addresses vulnerable to cybercriminals. Now, the retailer is apparently blaming Microsoft's Windows operating system (OS) for its security vulnerabilities, and has reportedly switched many top-ranking employees to Macintosh computers and iPhones. The Home Depot announced additional findings of its security breach on November 6, 2014. In the days that followed, customers whose data was affected received an email from the company, which read: " ... (<a href="/news/9414/windows-blamed-home-depot-hack-execs-get-macs" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Tue, 11 Nov 2014 13:11:31 +0000 Brandon Dimmel 9414 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9414/windows-blamed-home-depot-hack-execs-get-macs#comments f1 Security 'Network Activity Indicator 1.7', and 'RJ TextEd 10.0 Beta 2 / 9.20' http://www.infopackets.com/news/9411/network-activity-indicator-17-and-rj-texted-100-beta-2-920 <div class="google_ads"><script type="text/javascript"> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0008535939683877"; google_ad_slot = "6958691424"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; </script> <!-- 336x280 --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div><!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">Network Activity Indicator 1.7 Learn more about the activity on your network with Network Activity Indicator. This tool uses a highly accessible user interface to show you the outgoing and incoming network packets. Network Activity Indicator is designed for Windows 7 systems. http://www.itsamples.com/ RJ TextEd 10.0 Beta 2 / 9.20 RJ TextEd is a unique source and text editor that boasts Unicode support. In addition, it can be used as a web development editor, allowing you to work on PHP, ASP, JavaScript, HTML, and CSS. Features include auto completion, code folding, and advanced sorting. http ... (<a href="/news/9411/network-activity-indicator-17-and-rj-texted-100-beta-2-920" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Mon, 10 Nov 2014 14:58:52 +0000 Brandon Dimmel 9411 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9411/network-activity-indicator-17-and-rj-texted-100-beta-2-920#comments Freeware How to View Active and Idle Processes in Windows? http://www.infopackets.com/news/9413/how-view-active-and-idle-processes-windows <div class="google_ads"><script type="text/javascript"> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0008535939683877"; google_ad_slot = "6958691424"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; </script> <!-- 336x280 --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div><!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">Infopackets Reader 'mg_barrett' writes: " Dear Dennis, Is there a way to show a list of running processes (programs) in Windows? Also, how do I determine if a process is active or not? " My response: A process is said to be active if there is CPU or memory activity associated with the process. The opposite is also true; if there is no CPU or memory activity reported by a process, then it is considered to be an idle process. Process activity can be determined using various utilities mentioned below. How to View Active and Idle Processes in Windows You can use Windows Task Manager to view all ... (<a href="/news/9413/how-view-active-and-idle-processes-windows" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Mon, 10 Nov 2014 14:56:24 +0000 Dennis Faas 9413 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9413/how-view-active-and-idle-processes-windows#comments f1 Windows Tips 'AsteriskPasswordSpy 3.1', and 'FastStone Image Viewer 5.3' http://www.infopackets.com/news/9394/asteriskpasswordspy-31-and-faststone-image-viewer-53 <div class="google_ads"><script type="text/javascript"> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0008535939683877"; google_ad_slot = "6958691424"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; </script> <!-- 336x280 --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div><!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">AsteriskPasswordSpy 3.1 Hate it when your most important passwords are locked behind asterisks? This tool, which features a user-friendly interface and is compatible with Windows computers, can help make it easy to see the characters behind those asterisks. http://securityxploded.com/ FastStone Image Viewer 5.3 FastStone Image Viewer is a speedy, easy-to-use and highly stable image browser than can also be used to convert and edit digital images. Features include red-eye removal, resizing, cropping, retouching, and color adjustments. http://www.faststone.org/ (<a href="/news/9394/asteriskpasswordspy-31-and-faststone-image-viewer-53" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Fri, 07 Nov 2014 16:00:25 +0000 Brandon Dimmel 9394 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9394/asteriskpasswordspy-31-and-faststone-image-viewer-53#comments Freeware Best Way to Reinstall Windows, User Data, Patches? http://www.infopackets.com/news/9406/best-way-reinstall-windows-user-data-patches <div class="google_ads"><script type="text/javascript"> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0008535939683877"; google_ad_slot = "6958691424"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; </script> <!-- 336x280 --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div><!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">Infopackets Reader 'rseal54' writes: " Dear Dennis, I have a 6 year old Gateway computer with Windows Vista operating system and Service Pack 2 installed. I have a question regarding reinstalling Windows; I want to save all my data and installed programs to an external hard drive, then do a clean reinstall of the operating system. Is it possible to reinstall Vista with all the latest updates [automatically applied during the reinstall without using Windows Update]? Also, how do I get back all the items that were saved on the external hard drive? " My Response: That's an ... (<a href="/news/9406/best-way-reinstall-windows-user-data-patches" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Fri, 07 Nov 2014 15:57:40 +0000 Dennis Faas 9406 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9406/best-way-reinstall-windows-user-data-patches#comments f1 Windows Tips Most Instant Messaging, Chat Apps Not Secure: Report http://www.infopackets.com/news/9405/most-instant-messaging-chat-apps-not-secure-report <div class="google_ads"><script type="text/javascript"> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0008535939683877"; google_ad_slot = "6958691424"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; </script> <!-- 336x280 --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div><!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">Several of the world's most popular messaging applications have failed a security test carried out by the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), a non-profit organization dedicated to helping defend civil liberties in the digital environment. In essence, the EFF found that messaging apps like Facebook Chat and Yahoo Messenger just don't do enough to protect user data. The EFF, which published its findings earlier this week, studied 39 messaging applications. The list included voice and video calling programs, mobile texting applications, and instant messaging services. Only Six ... (<a href="/news/9405/most-instant-messaging-chat-apps-not-secure-report" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Thu, 06 Nov 2014 14:01:43 +0000 Brandon Dimmel 9405 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9405/most-instant-messaging-chat-apps-not-secure-report#comments f1 Security 'GeekUninstaller 1.3.2.41', and 'Q-Dir 6.01' http://www.infopackets.com/news/9404/geekuninstaller-13241-and-q-dir-601 <div class="google_ads"><script type="text/javascript"> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0008535939683877"; google_ad_slot = "6958691424"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; </script> <!-- 336x280 --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div><!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">GeekUninstaller 1.3.2.41 Many programs don't uninstall completely after they've been 'removed' from Windows. GeekUninstaller helps to refine the process by removing leftover junk in the Windows system registry and hard disk. It can even 'force remove' stubborn and broken programs that refuse to uninstall. http://www.geekuninstaller.com Q-Dir 6.01 Q-Dir is a Windows-explorer based file browser that allows you to quickly and easily manage folders and files. It's fast and easy access to your hard disks, network folders, USB Sticks, floppy disks and other storage devices. Note: the download link ... (<a href="/news/9404/geekuninstaller-13241-and-q-dir-601" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Wed, 05 Nov 2014 13:51:58 +0000 Dennis Faas 9404 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9404/geekuninstaller-13241-and-q-dir-601#comments Freeware Skype Calls to offer Live Voice Translation http://www.infopackets.com/news/9403/skype-calls-offer-live-voice-translation <div class="google_ads"><script type="text/javascript"> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0008535939683877"; google_ad_slot = "6958691424"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; </script> <!-- 336x280 --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div><!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">Windows 8.1 users will soon have the opportunity to test a potentially revolutionary feature: live speech translation in Skype. Skype is a software program that allows users to make phone calls or video chat with other Skype users around the world, using the Internet. Skype is one of the most popular applications of its kind, with over 300 million users world-wide using the service. (Source: skype.com ) Skype Live Speech Translation - On the Fly The live speech translation feature has been in the works from some time, stemming back to 2011 when Microsoft bought out Skype for $8.5 billion . It ... (<a href="/news/9403/skype-calls-offer-live-voice-translation" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Wed, 05 Nov 2014 13:25:00 +0000 John Lister 9403 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9403/skype-calls-offer-live-voice-translation#comments f1 Microsoft 'Image Tuner 5 Beta', and 'Display Driver Uninstaller 13.4.2.1' http://www.infopackets.com/news/9393/image-tuner-5-beta-and-display-driver-uninstaller-13421 <div class="google_ads"><script type="text/javascript"> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0008535939683877"; google_ad_slot = "6958691424"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; </script> <!-- 336x280 --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div><!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">Image Tuner 5 Beta This program can help you resize, rename, covert, and place watermarks on your favorite digital images. It features a very intuitive and easy-to-understand user interface and boasts a remarkable powerful image processing engine. Note that there is a free and pro version (which is not free). http://www.glorylogic.com/ Display Driver Uninstaller 13.4.2.1 Uninstall drivers for NVIDIA, ATI, and Intel graphics cards quickly and easily with Display Driver Uninstaller. This handy tool features a simple user interface and is compatible with every version of Windows since Windows XP ... (<a href="/news/9393/image-tuner-5-beta-and-display-driver-uninstaller-13421" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Tue, 04 Nov 2014 14:05:52 +0000 Brandon Dimmel 9393 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9393/image-tuner-5-beta-and-display-driver-uninstaller-13421#comments Freeware Americans Pay Too Much for Slow Internet: Report http://www.infopackets.com/news/9402/americans-pay-too-much-slow-internet-report <div class="google_ads"><script type="text/javascript"> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0008535939683877"; google_ad_slot = "6958691424"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; </script> <!-- 336x280 --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div><!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">A new report suggests that Americans pay more for their Internet plans than residents of most other industrialized nations. Not only that, but Americans also pay more for slower service. The report was produced by the New America Foundation's Open Technology Institute, which compared Internet service in major US cities -- like Kansas City, Missouri, and Bristol, Virginia -- with large European and Asian metropolises, including London, Seoul, Paris, Tokyo, and Copenhagen. Internet Cost Comparisons of USA, Europe and Asia The report found that the estimated monthly cost for a plan featuring ... (<a href="/news/9402/americans-pay-too-much-slow-internet-report" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Tue, 04 Nov 2014 13:58:44 +0000 Brandon Dimmel 9402 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9402/americans-pay-too-much-slow-internet-report#comments f1 Internet 'PhraseExpress 10.5.35', and 'TClean 1.0' http://www.infopackets.com/news/9395/phraseexpress-10535-and-tclean-10 <div class="google_ads"><script type="text/javascript"> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0008535939683877"; google_ad_slot = "6958691424"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; </script> <!-- 336x280 --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div><!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">PhraseExpress 10.5.35 Save time with PhraseExpress, which helps you organize frequently used text snippets, expand abbreviations, automate repetitive tasks, auto-complete frequent phrases, and allow quick access to the Windows clipboard. http://www.phraseexpress.com/ TClean 1.0 TClean is a simple and small utility designed to help you clean out your temporary system files, which are stored in a special folder within the Windows operating system. TClean is compatible with every version of Windows since Windows XP. http://tersoft.ru/index.php/ (<a href="/news/9395/phraseexpress-10535-and-tclean-10" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Mon, 03 Nov 2014 16:13:42 +0000 Brandon Dimmel 9395 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9395/phraseexpress-10535-and-tclean-10#comments Freeware How to Build an External HD? http://www.infopackets.com/news/9401/how-build-external-hd <div class="google_ads"><script type="text/javascript"> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0008535939683877"; google_ad_slot = "6958691424"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; </script> <!-- 336x280 --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div><!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">Infopackets Reader John R. writes: " Dear Dennis, I have a question regarding how to make a custom built external 2.5 inch USB hard drive (similar to the Western Digital My Passport drive). First, can you tell me: do external USB hard drives operate similar to 3.5 inch hard drives found in PCs? Also, are 2.5 inch hard drives just as reliable as the 3.5 inch desktop PC hard drives? Lastly, do you have any recommendations for external 2.5 inch hard drive enclosures? " My Response: For what it's worth, the Western Digital MyPasport hard drive is a solid unit (I own the 2TB model ), but it tends ... (<a href="/news/9401/how-build-external-hd" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Mon, 03 Nov 2014 16:11:13 +0000 Dennis Faas 9401 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9401/how-build-external-hd#comments f1 Windows Tips 'Sync Breeze 6.7.28', and 'MozillaCookiesView 1.50' http://www.infopackets.com/news/9392/sync-breeze-6728-and-mozillacookiesview-150 <div class="google_ads"><script type="text/javascript"> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0008535939683877"; google_ad_slot = "6958691424"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; </script> <!-- 336x280 --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div><!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">Sync Breeze 6.7.28 This fast and easy-to-use synchronization program makes it simple to sync files across multiple devices, including local disks, networks, NAS storage devices, and enterprise storage systems; features include real-time and multi-stream synchronization. Note that there is a freeware version and pro version on the download page. http://www.syncbreeze.com/ MozillaCookiesView 1.50 MozillaCookiesView makes it easy to track the activity in your Netscape and Mozilla web browsers. It conveniently displays information related to all of your cookies, helps you delete unwanted cookies ... (<a href="/news/9392/sync-breeze-6728-and-mozillacookiesview-150" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Fri, 31 Oct 2014 13:36:40 +0000 Brandon Dimmel 9392 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9392/sync-breeze-6728-and-mozillacookiesview-150#comments Freeware Should I remove old .NET Framework? http://www.infopackets.com/news/9400/should-i-remove-old-net-framework <div class="google_ads"><script type="text/javascript"> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0008535939683877"; google_ad_slot = "6958691424"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; </script> <!-- 336x280 --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div><!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">Infopackets Reader Dan F. writes: " Dear Dennis, When I run Windows Update, it tells me there are .NET Framework 3.5 updates available. Should I install these Windows Updates, even though my computer has .NET framework 4.5? Also, should I remove old .NET framework (versions 1, 2, etc) from the Windows Control Panel? Or will it cause problems? " My response: I recommend installing Windows Updates as soon as they are available (for the reasons I outlined in the comments section of yesterday's article), as the latest Windows Updates usually address bug fixes or security-related ... (<a href="/news/9400/should-i-remove-old-net-framework" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Fri, 31 Oct 2014 13:20:27 +0000 Dennis Faas 9400 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9400/should-i-remove-old-net-framework#comments f1 Windows Tips Most Users Don't Use Windows Update Properly: Report http://www.infopackets.com/news/9399/most-users-dont-use-windows-update-properly-report <div class="google_ads"><script type="text/javascript"> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0008535939683877"; google_ad_slot = "6958691424"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; </script> <!-- 336x280 --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div><!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">A new report suggests that many users who use the Windows Update feature to automatically download and install the latest security patches from Microsoft do not have an up-to-date operating system. Windows Update gives users two options: manual and automatic updates. With the manual option, users must initiate security downloads themselves, which can be carried out when it's most convenient. On the other hand, the automatic option alerts users to necessary updates and begins the download and installation process without requiring user input. Most Windows Users Delay Automatic Updates The ... (<a href="/news/9399/most-users-dont-use-windows-update-properly-report" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Thu, 30 Oct 2014 12:26:25 +0000 Brandon Dimmel 9399 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9399/most-users-dont-use-windows-update-properly-report#comments f1 Microsoft 'ImBatch 3.2.0', and 'Privacy Eraser 3.0.0.947' http://www.infopackets.com/news/9384/imbatch-320-and-privacy-eraser-300947 <div class="google_ads"><script type="text/javascript"> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0008535939683877"; google_ad_slot = "6958691424"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; </script> <!-- 336x280 --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div><!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">ImBatch 3.2.0 This free image processing tool allows users to perform a range of complex image editing tasks, from converting to resizing, and applying a watermark. http://www.highmotionsoftware.com/ Privacy Eraser 3.0.0.947 No one likes the idea of sharing their Internet history with others. Privacy Eraser can help by cleaning away your Internet history tracks and other computing activities. This tool is compatible with the world's most popular web browsers. Note that this program is free but has limited functionality (compared to the 'pro' version, which is not free). http://www ... (<a href="/news/9384/imbatch-320-and-privacy-eraser-300947" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Wed, 29 Oct 2014 13:02:16 +0000 Brandon Dimmel 9384 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9384/imbatch-320-and-privacy-eraser-300947#comments Freeware Windows 10: More Features Announced http://www.infopackets.com/news/9398/windows-10-more-features-announced <div class="google_ads"><script type="text/javascript"> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0008535939683877"; google_ad_slot = "6958691424"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; </script> <!-- 336x280 --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div><!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">Microsoft has unveiled additional features for Windows 10, as well as making previously-announced features available for testing. Most of the changes are aimed at mobile computer users, but there will be a few extra improvements for desktop users . Windows 10 Testing being done in Batches Microsoft is taking a very deliberate approach with its public testing program for the new Windows 10 operating system. Rather than throw out a semi-completed version of Windows 10 for testing and deal with all the feedback at once, Microsoft is slowly adding new features to the test edition of the operating ... (<a href="/news/9398/windows-10-more-features-announced" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Wed, 29 Oct 2014 12:55:32 +0000 John Lister 9398 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9398/windows-10-more-features-announced#comments f1 Microsoft Ends Oct 30: Win7 PCs, Laptops Heavily Discounted http://www.infopackets.com/news/9397/ends-oct-30-win7-pcs-laptops-heavily-discounted <div class="google_ads"><script type="text/javascript"> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0008535939683877"; google_ad_slot = "6958691424"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; </script> <!-- 336x280 --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div><!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">It's the end of the line for Windows 7 -- sort of. After this Friday, October 31, Microsoft will no longer sell Windows 7 licenses to PC manufacturers, otherwise known as OEMs (Original Equipment Manufacturers). That will force most PC makers to turn to Windows 8.1 -- at least, until Windows 10's release next year. For businesses who don't appreciate Windows 8's main features -- like the Start screen, touch integration, and "Modern" (or "Metro") user interface -- there's some good news. Microsoft will continue to allow PC makers to produce Windows 7 ... (<a href="/news/9397/ends-oct-30-win7-pcs-laptops-heavily-discounted" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Tue, 28 Oct 2014 12:37:45 +0000 Brandon Dimmel 9397 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9397/ends-oct-30-win7-pcs-laptops-heavily-discounted#comments f1 Microsoft 'Tor Browser Bundle 4.0', and 'Cherrytree 0.35.2' http://www.infopackets.com/news/9385/tor-browser-bundle-40-and-cherrytree-0352 <div class="google_ads"><script type="text/javascript"> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0008535939683877"; google_ad_slot = "6958691424"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; </script> <!-- 336x280 --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div><!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">Tor Browser Bundle 4.0 The Tor Browser is a program used to protect your privacy while you surf the web. It's been specifically designed to defend against traffic analysis and network surveillance and can help keep your activities hidden from state security. https://www.torproject.org/ Cherrytree 0.35.2 Cherrytree is a unique note-taking application that features rich text and syntax highlighting. Cherrytree allows you to organize your notes into a clear hierarchy, placing the most important items at the top. This tool is compatible with many different languages. http://www.giuspen.com/ ... (<a href="/news/9385/tor-browser-bundle-40-and-cherrytree-0352" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Mon, 27 Oct 2014 13:18:00 +0000 Brandon Dimmel 9385 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9385/tor-browser-bundle-40-and-cherrytree-0352#comments Freeware How can I Recover Pictures, Videos from a Mobile Phone? http://www.infopackets.com/news/9396/how-can-i-recover-pictures-videos-mobile-phone <div class="google_ads"><script type="text/javascript"> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0008535939683877"; google_ad_slot = "6958691424"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; </script> <!-- 336x280 --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div><!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">Infopackets Reader 'Lagrangestacy' writes: " Dear Dennis, How can I recover a video from today that was deleted from my phone? " My response: You didn't mention which phone you have, so I will provide general information on file recovery for mobile phones using a PC. First and foremost: mobile phones use either micro SD memory card to store data, or internal phone memory, or both. Depending on where the deleted video is stored, you can try to use your Windows PC to recover the files. You can either: a) Take out your micro SD card in your mobile phone and attach it to the ... (<a href="/news/9396/how-can-i-recover-pictures-videos-mobile-phone" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Mon, 27 Oct 2014 13:14:13 +0000 Dennis Faas 9396 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9396/how-can-i-recover-pictures-videos-mobile-phone#comments f1 Windows Tips 'USB Flash Drives Control 4.0', and 'CoffeeZip 4.8' http://www.infopackets.com/news/9386/usb-flash-drives-control-40-and-coffeezip-48 <div class="google_ads"><script type="text/javascript"> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0008535939683877"; google_ad_slot = "6958691424"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; </script> <!-- 336x280 --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div><!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">USB Flash Drives Control 4.0 This program gives helps to give you more control over the USB flash drives attached to your computer. It boasts several useful features, including read mode, write mode, and execute mode, all of which help you control how a USB flash drive interacts with your system. http://www.binisoft.org/ CoffeeZip 4.8 This small and simple utility allows you to quickly and easily compress your favorite files. It features support for 64-bit versions of Windows, multi-core compression, integration with Windows Shell, and is free for home and office use. http://ohsoft.net/ (<a href="/news/9386/usb-flash-drives-control-40-and-coffeezip-48" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Fri, 24 Oct 2014 14:11:02 +0000 Brandon Dimmel 9386 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9386/usb-flash-drives-control-40-and-coffeezip-48#comments Freeware Should I disable the Windows Page File or Swap File? http://www.infopackets.com/news/9391/should-i-disable-windows-page-file-or-swap-file <div class="google_ads"><script type="text/javascript"> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0008535939683877"; google_ad_slot = "6958691424"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; </script> <!-- 336x280 --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div><!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">A visitor chatted with me on the web site other day, and he had a question about the Windows Page file. He wrote: " I have a question in regard to optimizing Windows and its 'page file'. I have Windows 7 Professional (64 bit) with a 1 terabyte (TB) hard drive, and 8 gigabytes of RAM. My system uses a newer generation Intel processor (Core i5 or Core i7). My question is: do I really need a page file when I have 8GB of memory? In your opinion, which is better: having Windows manage my page file, or should I define a custom page file, or use no page file? " My Response: The short answer is that ... (<a href="/news/9391/should-i-disable-windows-page-file-or-swap-file" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Fri, 24 Oct 2014 14:03:36 +0000 Dennis Faas 9391 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9391/should-i-disable-windows-page-file-or-swap-file#comments f1 Windows Tips Malware Scam Hits Yahoo, AOL, and Match.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9390/malware-scam-hits-yahoo-aol-and-matchcom <div class="google_ads"><script type="text/javascript"> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0008535939683877"; google_ad_slot = "6958691424"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; </script> <!-- 336x280 --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div><!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">Some of the web's most popular sites, including Yahoo, AOL, and dating portal Match.com, were recently hit by a wave of malicious advertisements linked to ransomware . The attack was carried out using vulnerabilities in web browsers plugins , and if successful, automatically (and silently) installed file-encrypting software CryptoWall on victim's PCs. According to reports, the malicious advertising -- or 'malvertising', as it's being called -- appeared on 22 different websites, including realestate.aol.com, and several Yahoo pages, including Yahoo Finance and Yahoo Sports. Three Million ... (<a href="/news/9390/malware-scam-hits-yahoo-aol-and-matchcom" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Thu, 23 Oct 2014 13:31:44 +0000 Brandon Dimmel 9390 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9390/malware-scam-hits-yahoo-aol-and-matchcom#comments f1 Security 'KeePass Password Safe 2.28', and 'Unchecky Beta 0.3' http://www.infopackets.com/news/9376/keepass-password-safe-228-and-unchecky-beta-03 <div class="google_ads"><script type="text/javascript"> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0008535939683877"; google_ad_slot = "6958691424"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; </script> <!-- 336x280 --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div><!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">KeePass Password Safe 2.28 Security experts recommend you use a different password for every one of your accounts. That's a lot of passwords to remember! KeePass can help you manage all of these passwords by storing all of them in a single, secure place. http://keepass.info/ Unchecky Beta 0.3 It seems like every time you try to download software there are offers to download other programs. In some cases, these programs are presented to you with checkmarks next to them, meaning they'll be installed by default if you don't uncheck them. Unchecky can help with that by keeping those ... (<a href="/news/9376/keepass-password-safe-228-and-unchecky-beta-03" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Wed, 22 Oct 2014 12:26:47 +0000 Brandon Dimmel 9376 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9376/keepass-password-safe-228-and-unchecky-beta-03#comments Freeware Windows Smartwatch Imminent; iOS, Android Compatible http://www.infopackets.com/news/9389/windows-smartwatch-imminent-ios-android-compatible <div class="google_ads"><script type="text/javascript"> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0008535939683877"; google_ad_slot = "6958691424"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; </script> <!-- 336x280 --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div><!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">Rumors suggest that Microsoft is primed to launch its own smartwatch in the next few weeks. Details are still hazy, but it seems it may connect with multiple devices , and not only Windows Phones. Smartwatches have been one of the big tech stories of 2014, becoming a serious mainstream product after years of hype. Apple is launching its own smartwatch running a modified version of the iPhone software, while firms such as Samsung have produced Android-based watches. Check Emails at the Flick of a Wrist Although smartwatches run a mobile operating system, they usually rely on a connection to a ... (<a href="/news/9389/windows-smartwatch-imminent-ios-android-compatible" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Wed, 22 Oct 2014 12:06:22 +0000 John Lister 9389 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9389/windows-smartwatch-imminent-ios-android-compatible#comments f1 Microsoft Windows 10: Most Requested Features http://www.infopackets.com/news/9388/windows-10-most-requested-features <div class="google_ads"><script type="text/javascript"> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0008535939683877"; google_ad_slot = "6958691424"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; </script> <!-- 336x280 --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div><!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">When Microsoft launched the Windows 10 Technical Preview a couple weeks ago, the company offered users the chance to provide feedback through a "Windows Feature Suggestion Box." As expected, feedback is pouring in as to which features should be present in the operating system's final version. Windows Explorer Tabs Top List So far the most requested feature is adding tabs to Windows Explorer. Microsoft says more than 1,600 people have requested a feature that would effectively treat Windows Explorer the same as an Internet browser. As such, users would be able to create new tabs ... (<a href="/news/9388/windows-10-most-requested-features" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Tue, 21 Oct 2014 13:03:08 +0000 Brandon Dimmel 9388 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9388/windows-10-most-requested-features#comments f1 Microsoft 'OpenSaveFilesView 1.0', and 'Spotify 0.9.14.13' http://www.infopackets.com/news/9369/opensavefilesview-10-and-spotify-091413 <div class="google_ads"><script type="text/javascript"> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0008535939683877"; google_ad_slot = "6958691424"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; </script> <!-- 336x280 --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div><!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">OpenSaveFilesView 1.0 This simple tool displays a list of files recently opened by a Windows user. For every file listed, OpenSaveFilesView shows the file name, the order that the files were opened, the time the file was opened, the file size, and more. http://www.nirsoft.net/ Spotify 0.9.14.13 Find the newest and best music with Spotify, which places millions of tunes right at your fingertips. Spotify is free to use and can be downloaded to your mobile device or computer. Not only will it play any song, any time, it'll recommend other, similar songs you may not have heard before. http:// ... (<a href="/news/9369/opensavefilesview-10-and-spotify-091413" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Mon, 20 Oct 2014 14:19:36 +0000 Brandon Dimmel 9369 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9369/opensavefilesview-10-and-spotify-091413#comments Freeware How to Repair Windows Dual Boot, Multi-boot? http://www.infopackets.com/news/9387/how-repair-windows-dual-boot-multi-boot <div class="google_ads"><script type="text/javascript"> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0008535939683877"; google_ad_slot = "6958691424"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; </script> <!-- 336x280 --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div><!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">Infopackets Reader 'Sprenger' writes: " Dear Dennis, I have four hard drives in my PC and four different operating systems. My main hard drive has Windows XP, then my second drive has Vista Ultimate, the third has Windows 7 Ultimate, and the fourth has Windows 8.1. I want to get rid of the Windows XP drive, but if I disconnect it, none of my other hard drives will boot. What should I do? I prefer to have Windows 7 as the default operating system. I want to avoid formatting all my hard drives just to get them working again. Any suggestions? " My Response: It sounds like your Windows XP drive ... (<a href="/news/9387/how-repair-windows-dual-boot-multi-boot" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div> Mon, 20 Oct 2014 14:16:39 +0000 Dennis Faas 9387 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9387/how-repair-windows-dual-boot-multi-boot#comments f1 Windows Tips