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Mon
26
Jun
Dennis Faas's picture

How to Fix: Remove Update_Windows.exe / Update.exe Virus (100% CPU Usage)

Infopackets Reader Mike B. writes: " Dear Dennis, I run a Windows Server 2003 box that has been fine until two days ago. Now, my CPU usage is 100% with multiple 'Update_Windows.exe' processes running. I've deleted the Update_Windows.exe tasks in ... Task Manager, but it keeps propagating. I did a virus scan, but it did not find anything; Malwarebytes antimalware also is not reporting anything. Prior to the infection, I installed the emergency May 2017 update to avoid the Windows SMB exploit / WannaCry ransomware infection . I understand Windows Server 2003 is no longer supported by Microsoft and ... (view more)

Fri
19
May
Dennis Faas's picture

How to Fix: Disable Taskbar Thumbnail Previews in Windows 7, 8, 10

Infopackets Reader Vema H. writes: " Dear Dennis I just upgraded to Windows 10 and one thing that really bothers me is the taskbar thumbnail previews. For example, if I place my mouse over top of a task on the taskbar, a preview will show up. The ... problem is that most of the time I don't mean to do this, so part of the screen is being taken away by some task preview that I don't care about. Is there any way to disable the taskbar thumbnail previews? It's driving me nuts! " My response: I completely agree with you - I have never had any use for this feature which I believe started some time ... (view more)

Fri
16
Sep
Dennis Faas's picture

How to Fix: File or Folder in Use (and Can't be Deleted)

Infopackets Shelly R. writes: " Dear Dennis, Every once in a while, when I try and delete a folder on my network share, Windows tells me that 'This action can't be completed because the folder or file in it is open in another program'. I click the ... 'Try again' button multiple times but that rarely ever works. Can you please tell me why this keeps happening and what I can do to delete the file / folder? " My response: The reason why you receive the 'File in use' error (or 'Folder in use' error) is exactly that - the file or folder is in use by some other program, however, Windows isn't saying ... (view more)

Tue
26
Jan
John Lister's picture

Malicious Website Crashes Smartphones, Slows PCs

Computer and mobile device owners have been warned to carefully review links before clicking on them, after the creation of a website that can either slow down or crash smart phones completely. The site in question uses a simple but effective ... technique to cause the problem. The site's web address is simply the words "crash" and "safari" next to one another (with no space in between), and is a "dot com" domain name. Trouble-makers online have been spreading links to the problematic site through email and social media. It's worth checking links carefully as ... (view more)

Mon
28
Sep
Dennis Faas's picture

How to Fix: Your Computer is Infected, Call This Number (Scam)

Infopackets Reader John P. writes: " I just upgraded to Windows 10. Yesterday I went to go use the Edge browser, but it immediately opened with window stating that my computer has a serious virus and then asked me to call 866-628-4936 to remove the ... virus. The whole time the window was open, there was a computer-generated voice speaking to me. I realize this is a scam, but there is no close button to shut it off. I have tried using ccleaner to clear my browser history, ran virus scans, and even used malwarebytes antimalware - but nothing was found out of the ordinary. I have checked ... (view more)

Fri
12
Jun
Dennis Faas's picture

Which Processor is Better: Intel or AMD? - Explained

Infopackets Reader Bob C. writes: " Dear Dennis, Which processor is better: Intel or AMD? The reason I ask is that my laptop is roughly 6 years old and it's time for me to purchase a new one. That said, I can't seem to find the definitive answer as ... to which processor I should get for my next laptop. AMD seems to have cheaper processors, whereas Intel processors are usually always much more expensive. Can you shed light on which processor is better? " My Response: I've been asked this question probably no less than a thousand times and the answer is quite simply: it ... (view more)

Mon
11
Nov
Dennis Faas's picture

'Google Helpouts', and 'Task List Guru 3.061'

Google Helpouts Google Helpouts lets you chat with all kinds of experts! Yoga instructors, repairmen, music teachers -- they're all here. The software is free but you'll need to work out a payment system with each expert you consult. To read our ... coverage of this service, click here https://helpouts.google.com Task List Guru 3.061 Keep yourself focused on your most important tasks with Task List Guru. This effective task management program will bring order and stability to your life by helping you create handy task lists, notes, and reminders. It can even make organizing your tasks fun! http ... (view more)

Fri
19
Jul
Dennis Faas's picture

'Android Advanced Task Killer 1.9.7B103', and 'Microsoft Silverlight 5.1.20513.0'

Android Advanced Task Killer 1.9.7B103 Kill locked or slow programs using Advanced Task Killer for the Android mobile operating system. You can also use this program to find and uninstall apps and programs you don't like. This program is great for ... keeping your favorite Android device clean and quick. http://www.rechild.mobi Microsoft Silverlight 5.1.20513.0 Microsoft's Silverlight is a powerful development tool designed to help users create engaging and interactive user experiences for the web. It can also be used for designing mobile applications. Silverlight uses the .NET framework and is ... (view more)

Thu
20
Oct
Dennis Faas's picture

'MycView 1.2.82', and 'Task ForceQuit Pro 1.0'

MycView 1.2.82 MycView was developed to automatically present a slide show of all the pictures in a given folder / directory using full screen mode. The program's interface is minimal, making it a quick and accessible tool for viewing thousands of ... digital photographs. http://myc01.free.fr Task ForceQuit Pro 1.0 Task ForceQuit Pro is an easy-to-use process management tool. Unlike the Windows built-in task manager, this one just gives you quick access to all your running applications. With just a single click, you can force them to terminate. It's that easy! http://softorino.com This freeware ... (view more)

Thu
02
Jun
Dennis Faas's picture

'Auslogics Task Manager 2.1', and 'tinySpell 1.9.4'

Auslogics Task Manager 2.1 Auslogics Task Manager is a Windows Task Manager replacement. It features a simple, streamlined task manager that will give you all the information you need about what's going on on your computer. The Auslogics Task ... Manager layout is attractive and easy to navigate. The program features are divided into Applications, Processes, Services and Locked Files. Applications will give you full information about what is currently happening on your system, providing you with details on resource usage, Auslogics Task Manager's security rating and whether or not the application ... (view more)

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