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[How To] Know What Crashed Your Computer?

[How To] Know What Crashed Your Computer?

BSOD aka Blue Screen of Death is caused by malfunctioning drivers and kernel modules of Windows operating system. In case of a kernel error, most computers running Windows do not show a blue screen unless they are configured to do so. Instead these systems suddenly reboot without any notice leaving the user of the computer puzzled. It would take a […]

     
 
 

Know What Each Svchost.exe Instance is Doing with ScvHost Viewer

Know What Each Svchost.exe Instance is Doing with ScvHost Viewer

Long back I had shown How to Fix svchost.exe Memory Hogging Issue. It is still one of the most viewed posts on Technically Personal! Now, this is a supplementary article to that post which helps you analyze and understand SvcHost.exe process in a much better way. I suggest you to read the parent article (link given above) to understand what […]

     
 
 

Google Launches People Tracker – What It Means To Your Privacy?

Google Launches People Tracker – What It Means To Your Privacy?

Few months back, I had written a post, “Looking for ‘yourself’ on the net” where I had analyzed how Google, even without a customized people tracker is still the best tool to track someone. But now, Google has released a software program which will let just about anybody with a cell phone or other wireless device find out instantly where […]

     
 
 

“This Site May Harm Your Computer” – Google Bug? [Resolved]

“This Site May Harm Your Computer” – Google Bug? [Resolved]

I just observed that whatever we type in Google search, we get an error “This site may harm your computer”. Initially I thought I am bitten by some malware/adware/spyware, but was told it is coming for most of my friends, irrespective of the TLD (.com, .co.in, co.hk etc). So, is Google bitten by a bug or hacked? Watch out this […]

     
 
 

How to be Sure Your PC is Not Infected with Downadup/Conficker Worm?

How to be Sure Your PC is Not Infected with Downadup/Conficker Worm?

Over the past 2 weeks, I have been covering the latest news about Downadup / Conficker worm. I even told How to Fix Downadup worm. But it seems some people are still confused as to how they can be sure that the worm has not affected them. Go to : f-secure.com Select <Disinfecting Tool>and a download of a zip file […]

     
 
 

Find Free Images With Visual Flickr Search

Find Free Images With Visual Flickr Search

Flickr is an image sharing social network with billions of photos shared/stored by people all over the world. A lot of these photos (if not all) can be used for free and many are of high quality. But how to find out which Flickr photos are free and how to sort out the best ones? Multicolor Search Lab tool is […]

     
 
 

[Tiny Tip] Rapidshare Hack – Get Rid of Time Delay

[Tiny Tip] Rapidshare Hack – Get Rid of Time Delay

Disclaimer: This is one of the oldest tricks, but the point is IT STILL WORKS! Rapidshare has established itself to be the leading file-hosting service and quite obviously, a free service. Most of us have used Rapidshare at one time or the other and that too as a ‘free user‘. The annoying thing being a free user is the waiting […]

     
 
 

Grab a Free Copy of Lavasoft Ad-Aware Anniversary Edition

Grab a Free Copy of Lavasoft Ad-Aware Anniversary Edition

Ad-Aware, the popular anti-spyware software that provides real-time protection against spyware, trojans, rootkits, hijackers, keyloggers, malwares etc has released its latest version as part of the 10th year anniversary celebration! Now, download Ad-Aware Anniversary Edition for free! AdAware Anniversary Edition promise to be significantly lighter and faster than previous versions. They use 74% less memory than Ad-Aware 2008, only uses […]

     
 
 

[How to] Fix Downadup Worm

[How to] Fix Downadup Worm

Update: Tools to detect & remove Downadup worm Last week when I asked the question “Is Downadup, one of the deadliest worms ever?” some people in one of the forums I was discussing, made fun of my question and blamed me for giving hype to the news. Well now, ComputerWorld has reported that 1 in every 16 PCs across the […]

     
 
 

Downadup – One of the Deadliest Windows Worms Ever?

Downadup – One of the Deadliest Windows Worms Ever?

Related New Post: How to Fix Downadup? How to escape from it? How it spreads? Finland based firm, F-Secure Corp has estimated that 3.5 million PCs have been compromised by the “Downadup” worm, an increase of more than 1.1 million since Tuesday. This worm, which exploits a months-old Windows bug has infected more than a million PCs in the past […]