services

Fri
21
Jul
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Microsoft and Yahoo Messengers Join Forces

After nearly a year of delays, Microsoft and Yahoo are finally ready to release a combined Instant Messenger (IM) service. As of July 13th, 2006, the two companies have begun to offer a limited beta test to the general public. The new IM service ... connects Microsoft's Windows Live Messenger (the newest version of MSN Messenger) with Yahoo Messenger, using a single user ID. The service is merely an added capability to the Microsoft and Yahoo messengers; all that is needed is to download the latest beta update to either messenger to begin using the new service. The merge will spawn a worldwide ... (view more)

Tue
11
Jul
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Flock: A New Type of Web Browser

Flock is a free Internet browser based on Mozilla Firefox that is tweaked to let you socialize with the rest of the planet more easily. Last week, I received an email from Flock asking me to try the newest beta version. I tried it out for awhile and ... now you'll know what I think of it. Flock: Setup After downloading Flock and installing it, I was presented with a wizard that tried to walk me through the setup. Flock uses several free services that allow it to do some unique things. I had a few problems getting through its Wizard, mainly because I wasn't signed up for all the services Flock ... (view more)

Tue
20
Jun
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'Win Services', and 'Hw Virtual Serial Port'

Win Services WinServices is an enhanced Windows Service Manager. You can start/stop services, but also you can view and change all service data such as state, description or name. WinServices allows you to create a snapshot of the current services, ... and later compare it with a new configuration, to see which services have been changed, added or removed. http://www.dominetrix.org/winservices.php?lang=en&item=0 Hw Virtual Serial Port Serial port emulation. This software tool adds a virtual COM port, (COM 5 for example) and redirects the data from this port through the TCP/IP network to ... (view more)

Thu
04
May
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'Folder2mypc', and 'Services Guide For Windows Xp'

Folder2mypc With this utility you can add any folders and programs to the namespaces, such as My computer and Control panel. http://www.shedko.by.ru/en/soft/f2mpc.htm Services Guide For Windows XP Services Guide For Windows XP is a wide ranging list ... of services running in XP and what they do, and whether they're necessary. http://www.theeldergeek.com/services_guide.htm (view more)

Wed
20
Jul
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'Win Services', and 'Jetable'

Win Services WinServices is an enhanced Windows Service Manager. You can start/stop services, but also you can view and change all service data such as state, description or name. WinServices allows you to create a snapshot of the current services, ... and later compare it with a new configuration, to see which services have been changed, added or removed. http://www.dominetrix.org/home.htm Jetable Jetable.org provides you with a temporary email address. As soon as it is created, all the emails sent to this address are forwarded to your actual email address. This address will be deactivated after ... (view more)

Thu
10
Apr
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Disable Windows Messenger pop-ups?, Part 2

Yesterday, I wrote about a new spam problem associated with Windows Messenger. Recall: Messenger pop-ups are a new form of spam that exploit a feature of the Microsoft Windows operating system intended for use by network administrators. These ... pop-ups can appear even if you aren't surfing the web (ie: a web browser), and are not related to MSN Messenger. The remedy: Yesterday I detailed instructions I used when searched Google for a solution. Unfortunately, the instructions for Windows XP were not complete and I received a few emails from folks who were not able to complete the "fix ... (view more)

Wed
18
Dec
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SVCHOST.EXE in task manager?

Dustin S. from Texas asks: " I purchased Windows XP home edition some time back, and have always had a question about some of the programs that it executes. The program that I am speaking of is scvhost.exe. I have tried to stop it from running but ... this just has the nice reaction of crashing my system. Any help would be appreciated! " My Response: The Pac's Portal web site says that there is a legit version of svchost.exe, which runs on Windows 2000 and XP; however, there is also a malicious program called svchost.exe floating around the 'net. The nasty version of the program is also ... (view more)

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