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Sat
08
Jul
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Purge Your Most Recently Used (MRU) Files List: MS Word

Word includes a Most Recently Used (MRU) Files List that displays the documents you have previously opened. The default number of files displayed is four but you can increase it to a maximum of nine files. There may be plenty of reasons why you may ... want to clear your MRU list. For example: If a document file is no longer available, but still appears on the list of recently used files, you may want to clear your MRU. To clear the MRU File List, you have to disable the recently used files list and then re-enable it. To do so: Within MS Word, click Options from the Tools menu. From the General ... (view more)

Fri
07
Jul
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Avoiding Spyware and Virus Infected Files via P2P

Infopackets Reader Rosalind H. writes: " Dear Infopackets Team, My teenager recently downloaded Limewire onto our computer. As I am very wary of shareware programs, I would like to know whatever you can tell me about this and similar popular ... programs. Is it safe? Thanks for your response. " Doug's Response: Limewire is a peer-to-peer ("P2P") application that permits the user to download files from a server community. The general usage is to download music files to be played on iPods (or other MPEG3 players) or computer systems. If misused by copying/downloading copyrighted material ... (view more)

Tue
27
Jun
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This Stolen Laptop Will Self Destruct in 5 Seconds

The crusade to combat data theft has produced a recent technology which was only previously seen in movies. Those interested in protecting sensitive data can now turn to software which erases files from a remote location, or by using a chemical that ... physically destroys a hard drive. Absolute Software's "Computrace LoJack for Laptops" can ask the company to wipe out files from a hard drive the next time a computer connects to the Internet. In a process which takes anywhere from ten to thirty minutes, random information overwrites the computer's data several times, rendering the original files ... (view more)

Sat
27
May
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7-Zip: Handle Compressed Files With Ease

File compression is a method used to make files smaller. Most often file compression (sometimes referred to as "archiving") is used to take a collection of files and pack them into a single, smaller file. For a good analogy: compressing a series of ... files would be similar to packing a suit case of clothing before a vacation trip: it's smaller, easier to transport, and when you arrive at your destination, you can unpack it. Compressed files are often used to save storage and for sending files over email because they take up less space and travel faster when they are "packed. ... (view more)

Wed
17
May
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WinOptimizer Platinum Suite 3 Review

One of my all-time favorite multi-purpose optimization utility programs just got a major update. Of course, I'm talking about the release of WinOptimizer Platinum version 3: and there's plenty to talk about. To recap: What is WinOptimizer Platinum? ... For years, millions of users have depended on Ashampoo's award-winning WinOptimizer series to keep their PCs clean and running smoothly and efficiently. As one user put it, "[WinOptimizer Platinum 3] gives you all the maintenance tools that should have been included with Windows in the first place. And it's all so easy to use, you don't need a ... (view more)

Fri
12
May
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'Rocket Dock', and 'Index Your Files'

Rocket Dock RocketDock is a smoothly animated, alpha-blended application launcher that is similar to ObjectDock. RocketDock renders quickly like MobyDock, has the visual sharpness of Y'z Dock, and stability. It is compatible with every dock skin ... format we are aware of. http://www.punksoftware.com/ Index Your Files Search Windows with database index files and advanced features. http://www.indexyourfiles.com/ (view more)

Thu
02
Mar
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Ashampoo Burning Studio 6 Review

Ashampoo delivers once again with the highly anticipated Burning Studio 6! Known for maintaining functionality and without compromising ease-of-use, Ashampoo CD / DVD Burning Studio 6 incorporates many new and exciting features, including: NEW: ... Support for over 1,700 CD, DVD and Blu-ray burners (with up to 25GB of storage *per* layer)! NEW: Feature-rich file backup utility for CDs, DVDs and Blu-Ray discs, including: password protection, compression, spanning and restoration to original file locations! NEW: Integrated Audio CD ripper: extract CD audio tracks to WMA or WAV file format. NEW: ... (view more)

Sat
11
Feb
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Remove SpyFalcon (Removal Instructions)

SpyFalcon is the latest rogue anti-spyware program that dupes unsuspecting users into registering (paying) for a full version of the program in order to remove a supposed Spyware infection. SpyFalcon operates in the same manner as SpyAxe and ... SpywareStrike by issuing fake warning messages similar (and almost identical to) Windows Update Notification balloons. Click here for an example. Like SpyAxe and SpywareStrike, SpyFalcon infects the host computer due to an exploit in MS Windows. The exploit can be resolved after infection is removed and after visiting Windows Update Web site. Both steps ... (view more)

Thu
12
Jan
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Ftp

FTP or File Transfer Protocol is a commonly used protocol for exchanging files over any network that supports the TCP/IP protocol (such as the Internet or an intranet). There are two computers involved in an FTP transfer. The first computer is an ... FTP server. This computer listens on the network for connection requests from other computers. Another computer (called the client) can make a connection to the FTP server by using FTP client software. Once connected, the client can do a number of file manipulation operations such as uploading files to the server, download files from the server, ... (view more)

Wed
11
Jan
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Power AutoPlay Menu Creator Review

Synopsis: Create your very own AutoPlay CD in less than 10 simple steps! Power AutoPlay Menu Creator Professional is a powerful, easy to use tool for creating an interactive CD Menu whenever you insert a disc into a Windows PC. With Power AutoPlay ... Menu Creator, you can create menus, launch applications, open documents, play movies, open web site, send an email, run built-in slide shows, and much more! No programming experience is necessary because Power AutoPlay Menu Creator runs on 'drag and drop' technology! What is AutoPlay? From Windows 95 and later, Microsoft Windows offers a CD AutoPlay ... (view more)

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