remote

Fri
27
Jan
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Explained: How to Defrag a Network Drive (NAS or Remote PC)

Infopackets Reader Ron C. writes: " Dear Dennis, I have several drives on my network that I'd like to defrag, but none of the defrag software programs I've tried allow me to defrag a network drive. Any suggestions on how to defrag a network drive, ... or a program that can provide this functionality? " My response: The reason you can't find a program to defrag a network drive is because this is not possible - the easiest way to explain "why" is that the remote drives are owned by another operating system. Simply put: your system does not have permission to move these files around. With ... (view more)

Mon
19
Dec
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How to Fix: Sort and Archive Emails with Thunderbird Locally (or Remote)

This article will explain how to keep your email inbox clean, and how to sort and store your email messages locally (or by remote) using Mozilla Thunderbird. This article is the 6th article in a series of articles I've recently written on ... Thunderbird, including: How to Fix: Thunderbird: One Inbox, Multiple Accounts How to Fix: Minimize Thunderbird to Tray Bar (Not Task Bar) How to Fix: Thunderbird Paragraph Mode (Press Enter Twice) How to Fix: Disable Thunderbird Popup Notifications How to Fix: Disable Thunderbird Attachment Reminder How to Fix: Sort and Archive Emails with Thunderbird ... (view more)

Wed
08
Jun
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TeamViewer Remote Access Customers Hacked

Management at TeamViewer, a remote access computer tool, have confirmed that a "significant number" of users have fallen prey to hackers. However, the company insists that all evidence suggests that there is no flaw in the system, but is instead ... pointing fingers at its users. TeamViewer allows users to login to a remote computer (even their own) from anywhere with an Internet connection. Once connected, users can operate the computer just as if they had physical access to the machine. The security for the system works in two ways: first, users get a reference number that identifies ... (view more)

Wed
30
Mar
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Ransomware Takes Nasty New Twist

The FBI has asked businesses for urgent help dealing with a new form of ransomware. The attack is designed to compromise an entire network, rather than just a single computer. Ransomware is a form of malware that damages a computer in a way that's ... usually reversible - but only by the malware creators. Commonly it involves encrypting files or even an entire hard drive so that they can't be accessed without a key, which is only provided when the victim hands over a fee. Last month the FBI put out a warning of a form of ransomware dubbed MSIL/Samas.A. It targets a security vulnerability ... (view more)

Thu
09
Oct
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How Can You Fix My Computer Over the Internet?

Infopackets Reader 'Nurse Lynda' writes: " Dear Dennis, Thanks so much for fixing my computer [over the Internet] - it's amazing to see you work ... you sure know your stuff! ... [I have a question]: I have recommended your 'Remote Desktop Support' ... services to my friends on Facebook, but they don't understand how [you can fix my computer over the Internet]? Specifically, they are asking what is the meaning of 'Remote' Desktop Support? I've tried to explain, but they just don't understand it. Do you have a page explaining this? " My response: ... (view more)

Tue
20
Nov
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'Free Internet Window Washer 3.1', and 'Remote Memory Info 1.0'

Free Internet Window Washer 3.1 Free Internet Window Washer is a privacy software utility for your Windows computer. As you work on your computer and browse the Internet, you accumulate traces of your visits and activity in hidden files on your ... computer. Windows makes no provision for protecting this personal information. Now, by using Free Internet Window Washer, you can securely erase your Internet tracks from your PC with a single click of your mouse. http://www.eusing.com Remote Memory Info 1.0 Remote Memory Info is a free utility that displays a remote network computer's memory usage and ... (view more)

Mon
13
Aug
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Microsoft, Adobe Fix 'Critical' Security Flaws

It will be a busy week for IT administrators as Microsoft rolls out fixes for five critical vulnerabilities in its products -- including both Windows and Internet Explorer -- and as Adobe issues patches for similar flaws in its Reader and Acrobat ... programs. As part of its monthly Patch Tuesday update, Microsoft plans to release nine security bulletins on August 14, 2012. Five of those nine bulletins have been designated "critical", the Redmond, Washington-based firm's highest security rating. Windows, Internet Explorer Receive Updates Those five critical bulletins address serious ... (view more)

Wed
24
Feb
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'SSD Drive Tweaker', and 'Remote Process Explorer'

SSD Drive Tweaker With this application, you can help speed up your Solid State Disk (SSD) drive access by disabling / enabling specific Windows Services, including: Indexing Service, System Restore, Windows Defrag, Use Large System Cache, and more. ... http://www.ocztechnologyforum.com Remote Process Explorer Remote Process Explorer is a powerful tool for managing, monitoring and analyzing processes on a local or remote computer. You can also use Remote Process Explorer to run a new process, kill a process or change its priority on remote PC's. Free for non-commercial use. http://lizardsystems. ... (view more)

Fri
09
Oct
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'Remote Desktop Manager', and 'KeePass Password Safe'

Remote Desktop Manager Remote Desktop Manager is a small application used to manage all your remote connections and virtual machine. Add, edit, delete, share, organize and find your remote connection quickly. Remote Desktop Manager is compatible ... with Microsoft Remote Desktop, Terminal Services, VNC, LogMeIn, Team Viewer, Ftp, SSH, Telnet, Dameware, X Window, VMWare, Virtual PC, PC Anywhere, Hyper-V, Citrix, Radmin, Microsoft Remote Assistance, Sun Virtual Box and more. http://remotedesktopmanager.com KeePass Password Safe KeePass is a free open source password manager that helps you to manage ... (view more)

Wed
09
Sep
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'Chrome Plus', and 'Zero Remote'

Chrome Plus ChromePlus is an offshoot of the original Google Chrome web browser. It has all the functionalities that Google Chrome has and more, including: mouse gestures, a new 'super' drag, and an Internet Explorer tab. http://www.chromeplus.org ... Zero Remote ZeroRemote is a free, tiny, portable, single-executable remote desktop application for Windows. Features include: file transfer, audio playback, out-of-the-box Aero and alpha blending support, and minimal resource usage. http://www.freewarepharmacy.com Today's fresh software picks were provided courtesy of Bob Helmer at Shell Extension ... (view more)

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