usb

Mon
24
Nov
Dennis Faas's picture

How to Remove Malware that Keeps Coming Back?

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 ... (view more)

Mon
03
Nov
Dennis Faas's picture

How to Build an External HD?

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 ... (view more)

Mon
12
May
Brandon Dimmel's picture

'TraceRouteOK 1.02', and 'USB Drive Letter Manager (USBDLM) 4.8.6.0'

TraceRouteOK 1.02 This small and highly accessible program allows you to trace your data's travels across the Internet and a local area network. It creates a listing showing data route. This tool is compatible with most versions of the Windows ... operating system. http://www.softwareok.com USB Drive Letter Manager (USBDLM) 4.8.6.0 USB Drive Letter Manager allows a user to change the drive letter assignment for their USB drives. This tool can be used to solve conflicts between USB and network drives. http://www.uwe-sieber.de ... (view more)

Tue
08
Oct
Dennis Faas's picture

Netgear 'Nighthawk' the Fastest Home Router Yet

Not willing to compromise when it comes to your home router? For those of us who stream a lot of music and video content or play demanding video games online, reliable and fast networking equipment is a necessity. That's why it's hard not to be ... impressed with Netgear's new Nighthawk AC1900 Smart WiFi Router (Model R7000), which appears to be the fastest router on the market right now. Serious Hardware for Serious Streamers The Nighthawk is part of Netgear's attempt to establish an in-demand piece of hardware using the new 802.11ac wireless networking standard. This device is powered by ... (view more)

Tue
11
Jun
Dennis Faas's picture

Intel Shows Off World's Fastest Thumb Drive

Do you find the process of accessing content stored on USB sticks a tad too slow? Then you may be interested in what Intel is calling the "world's fastest thumb drive." The chip maker recently showed off the 128 gigabyte (GB) device -- which hasn't ... yet been given a formal name and remains in prototype form -- at the Computex trade show in Taipei, Taiwan. The device uses Thunderbolt technology, which allows it to provide unprecedented data transfer speeds. Intel says this is the first data stick to use the Thunderbolt tech. (Source: pcworld.com ) Thunderbolt Thumb Drive: 2X the Speed of USB 3. ... (view more)

Fri
24
May
Dennis Faas's picture

'Free USB Guard 1.4', and 'CookieSpy 4.3'

Free USB Guard 1.4 Free USB Guard is designed to alert you in case the computer starts to shut down and you've forgotten to safely disconnect the USB flash drive you had previously plugged in. This program can also alert you if a DVD is in the DVD ... drive. http://www.myportablesoftware.com CookieSpy 4.3 Want to get a better idea of the kinds of websites that are being visited on your computer? Want to know what kind of information websites are accessing when you visit them? You can do all of this by using CookieSpy, a new program that supports all of the popular browsers. http://www.cookiespy. ... (view more)

Wed
27
Feb
Dennis Faas's picture

'USB Image Tool 1.6', and 'LazPaint 5.1'

USB Image Tool 1.6 This program allows you to quickly and easily back up your USB drives by creating separate images of those drives. USB Image Tool isn't only compatible with USB sticks, however -- it will also work with digital media players, SD ... cards, smartphones, and even digital cameras. http://www.alexpage.de LazPaint 5.1 LazPaint is a unique image editor that gives users access to a number of exciting features, including alpha blending, antialiasing, rotation, filters, and multiple undo. Make sure to click the dark green button in the middle of the page in order to begin the download ... (view more)

Fri
07
Dec
Dennis Faas's picture

Windows 8: How to Backup Recovery Tools

We have received several technical inquiries much like this one from a long-time Infopackets subscriber: "Dear Infopackets: I have converted to Windows 8 and am getting along OK. But I'm worried about losing my data if this new operating system ... should contain a bad bug that hasn't yet been discovered. I knew what to do for data recovery in Windows 7, now I'm lost. You offered me lots of good information in the past, so I'm hoping now you can tell me how to do data recovery in Windows 8. Thanks, Charlene F." My Response: Few people have reported major problems with Windows 8 so far ( ... (view more)

Thu
29
Nov
Dennis Faas's picture

'DivX for Windows 9.0', and 'USB Oblivion 1.9'

DivX for Windows 9.0 DivX for Windows will play every type of DivX video right on your computer. It includes many exciting and useful features that allow users to add menus, subtitles, and more. You can also use this program to create DVDs that you ... can play on DivX-supported DVD and Blu-ray players. http://www.divx.com USB Oblivion 1.9 USB Oblivion is designed to protect your personal digitized information by removing all traces of USB devices and CD-ROMs from the Windows registry in your computer. It can be set to perform this function automatically and is compatible with all versions of ... (view more)

Fri
26
Oct
Dennis Faas's picture

'Universal USB Installer 1.9.1.3', and 'Fort Digital Identity Manager 5.5'

Universal USB Installer 1.9.1.3 Universal USB Installer is a Linux USB creator that allows you to choose from a selection of Linux distributions to put on your USB flash drive. Universal USB Installer is easy to use. Simply choose any combination of ... a Live Linux distribution, the ISO file, and your flash, then click install. http://www.pendrivelinux.com Fort Digital Identity Manager 5.5 Fort is a secure, easy to use password manager and file encryption software tool for Windows. Fort protects your digital identity by encrypting passwords, credit card numbers and notes using a secure algorithm ... (view more)

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