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What is svchost.exe? Is it a virus? Can I uninstall it?

This question popped in our heads many times in the past and for some, it's still an enigma. So, I will try to clarify what is svchost.exe, what's used for and why in some occasions it eats your CPU. What is svchost.exe? According to Microsoft, "svchost.exe is a generic host process...

Block SQL Injection Attacks: Microsoft Urlscan filter

Microsoft developed this tool specifically to deal with the increased number of SQL Injection attacks towards websites hosted on Windows server platforms. While the 3.0 version of Urlscan managed to deal with the SQL injection attacks, it also allowed attackers to diversify and it become a threat to the...

A Shaking Clean OS: Windows 7 Aero Shake feature

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0JdV0sG6sFI This hidden feature in Windows 7 seems it got away from the eyes of many for some strange reason. And when I say strange is because I consider this feature a very useful and neat idea. If you didn't watch the Aero Shake demo, this feature allows the users...

How To: Disable favicons in Mozilla Firefox

I didn't met any person that hates favicons yet, but doing a quick search on the internet, it seems not every Firefox user loves the little site icons. For those unfamiliar with the term, favicons are those small site specific icons, that appear on the left of the URL...

Analyze software Eulas with ease, almost without reading

As computer users, we were faced at least once to manually install at least one software program into our home/work computers. The funny part is that most of us, didn't ever read the software's EULA (End-User License Agreement), clicking the "I agree" button faster than lightning. I don't blame...

Handshake for iPhone/iPod Touch: Easy contact sharing

Handshake for the iPhone/iPod Touch is an application that helps you share your contact information or any contact information stored on your iPhone or iPod Touch, with anyone having Handshake installed. The application can send data using Wi-Fi, 3G or Edge with no problem and it uses the Apple's...

How To: Disable Windows Messenger

I'm sure many of you know how to do that, but we have received emails from different people asking how to disable Windows Messenger. There are 2 ways to get rid of Windows Messenger, either by disabling it or by uninstalling it. For those who want to keep things intact...

How To: Disable Flip 3D in Windows Vista

I personally find the Flip 3D feature in Windows Vista pretty useless in every aspect, but I found some individuals that loved this feature. The Flip 3D is much slower than...everything and in my opinion, it's very ugly. If you don't know what Flip 3D is, you can use...

Realtek cards: No sound in Vista problem fix

Many users, including myself, had problems with the Realtek sound card's drivers on Windows Vista. The most often problem is that you have no sound in Vista, no matter what. There are many sound cards based on the Realtek Ac'97 chipset and this may become a nightmare for fresh...

How To: Disable Mac OSX firmware password

For managing the Mac OS X firmware password, you can use the Open Firmware Password application. This works with Mac OS X 10.1 and later. For further details regarding managing Mac OSX firmware protection, read Apple's online documentation. There are several easy steps to disable the mac's firmware password: 1. Launch...

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Best Bitcoin mining software for Windows

Cryptocurrencies are all the rage right now, and Bitcoin remains the most popular one. If you own a PC, there's nothing stopping you from...

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How To: Add subtitles to Windows Media Player

Since loads of people refuse to abandon Windows Media Player but are still having problems with their subtitles, I figured I would make this guide...