How to view passwords that are in asterisks

This is normal security feature that when you type a password in designated area then it is converted into asterisks and even if you are typing your password in front of a person who is viewing your computer screen , he can't guess the password.

But if you want to view password letters which were converted into asteriks then you have to use a software for this purpose Revelation is a free utility that can be used to reveal passwords which are behind the asterisks.

All you have to do is run the software and drag the crosshair to the password field. The password will then be visible in the English form. is a that free utility which can be used to reveal passwords which are behind the asterisks. All you have to do is run the software and drag the crosshair to the password field. The password will then be visible in the English form.

This freeware utility is quite effective in internet explorer while it disappoint in the case of mozilla firefox.It is very small, just 218 kb in size.

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Cut Cable Kills The Internet To India, The Middle East

A breakdown in an international undersea cable network badly disrupted Internet links to India and Egypt on Wednesday.

Egypt's Telecommunications Ministry said a communications cable in the Mediterranean was cut, disrupting 70 percent of the country's Internet network.

The ministry said in a statement it was not known how the cable was cut but that services would probably take several days to return to normal.

India reported serious disruptions to its services and one Indian Internet service provider linked the problem to the Egyptian outage.

"There has been a cable cut on several cable systems in Alexandria, Egypt which has impacted internet connectivity in India," Videsh Sanchar Nigam Ltd (VSNL), an internet service provider, said in a statement........[Read the full story here ]

This article is the part of that news post on that site.

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Know your windows error by their error codes.

Whenever we face error in our windows operating systems then system just displays the number of that error and for a general user its almost impossible to understand that exactly what was the error ?

There is a small freeware utility Error Messages for Windows that will make it easy to understand your error by just entering your error code number. It is a small utility that will allow you to look up MS Windows error code numbers and display a descriptive message explaining what the numeric code actually means. If you have software programs that produce numeric error codes now you can find out what they really mean.

Error Messages for Windows also provides a facility to display and print all of the error codes and messages defined for your version of MS Windows.

Error Messages for Windows will run on MS Windows XP, Millennium Edition and 98 as well as MS Windows 2000 and 95/NT systems.

Download error message for windows [ here ]

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PDF, ODF & DOCX Documents Creator/Writer for Java based Mobile phones

'All-Format Writer' is a freeware Java J2ME-based application for the mobile/cellular phone. It allows you to create and send out short and simple documents on the mobile phone in various competing 'next-generation' electronic document formats. These include OpenDocument Format (ODT), Microsoft's Office Open XML (DOCX), China's national electronic document format Unified Office Format (UOF ) and the popular Portable Document Format (PDF).

You can write short notes and save it on the removable SD Card/Memory Stick in any of the supported document formats. These files can then be emailed or transferred via MMS, Bluetooth, Infrared & Wi-Fi to your PC or another cellphone and read with the respective viewer. If you create a PDF document, the name & model of the mobile device (e.g. Nokia n95) used to create the PDF file is also recorded in the document’s properties

As this application writes files to the removable storage, user permission is required. On Nokia phones, the messages prompted will be “Allow application All-Format Writer to read user data?”, followed by “Allow application All-Format Writer to write user data?”.On Sony Ericsson devices, the messages prompted will be “Allow application to read user data?” and then “Allow application to write user data?”.Make sure you select “Yes” on all the prompts. Also, this application requires JSR 75 API (FileConnection) J2ME profile support on the mobile device.

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Tips and tricks : video series

Firefox Tips & Tricks: Preset Keyword / Quick Searches

Speed up Firefox

Speed YouTube Trick

The Best Firefox Addons Ever - Themes, addons & plugins

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Firefox Tips & Tricks: Using Keyword Searches

This is video about using keyword searches.

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How to create a restore point in one click

If you want to create a restore point with just one click in your windows xp or windows vista then you just download this utility which will enable you to create a system restore point in your system with just one click.

Download the appropriate file and extract the contents to your hard drive. Create a shortcut to the EXE that you extracted. This shortcut can be placed in your Start Menu, on your Desktop or even your Quick Launch bar. To run this utility every time the system starts, simply place a shortcut in Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Startup folder. Restore Points are listed in the System Restore Calendar as "Automatic Restore Point" along with the time it was created.

According to the developer site "If run on Windows 2000, it simply won't do anything. It may crash if the VB 6 runtimes are not installed, but it will NOT create a Restore Point, regardless."

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How to add subtitles to youtube videos

It is almost impossible to know each and every language presently used in the world and this is also true for the languages on Youtube.You may like a video on YouTube but unable to understand its language because it might be different from that of yours or you simply don't understand that. Though Internet has reduced the distances but language are still very far but Overstream does not think so.

Overstream is a site that enables you to add or edit any video with subtitles.Apart from language barrier it is also use full for those people who does not have facility of speaker at their systems ( like i does not have this facility in my college).

In the words of Overstrem itself :
“Have you ever wanted to customize an online video by adding your own comments or subtitles in any language, or wanted to send a custom video postcard?

All of this is possible with Overstream: using our online Overstream Editor, you can easily create and synchronize your subtitles to any online video*, store them on the Overstream server, and send the link to the subtitled video overstream to your friends.”

For doing all this stuff you need to register to this site.If don't want to register with your own email address then here is how to get a disposable email address.Then only you can edit or add subtitles to online videos.At this moment this site supports YouTube, Google Video, MySpace Video and Dailymotion.

Overstream provides an online tutorial for here to see this online tutorial.

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Macworld: Best of Show

Take a look at the best products from Macworld 2008 as selected by the editors of Macworld magazine.

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How to recognize unknown file extensions

When we use computer then there are certain files that can't be opened bydefault (i.e. by double click on them) then you just right click on that file and try to use OPEN WITH application that shows you number of application or programs by the help of which you can open that file by just looking at the file extension.

But there are certain files that have an unusual file extension and you are not familiar with them and you have no idea how to open these files or which application should be used to open that file.

Now no need to worry about these kind of files.Just go to File extensions site.This site has almost each file extension and it can guide you to right program which can be used to open that file or edit that file .It deals with almost all operating systems like MS-DOS,Windows 95/98/ME/ 2000 ,Windows XP, Windows Vista, Unix, Linux, MAC OS etc. Simply use the search box in the top-left corner of each page tosearch for a specific file extension. You may also view an alphabetical list of extensions using the starting letters above, or browse by file type using the links on sub menu at the left side of the page.

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How to add No to All button while copying data

If you are a computer user then you must have faced this thing before, whenever you try to copy some files or folders from one location to another then there are chances that some of the files might be present there already, for that windows will ask you to either replace them or keep the original files or replace them all.

The user has the option to say Yes, Yes to all, No or Cancel. There is one option missing and that is No to all. If you do not want to replace files in the destination folder you have to click on No for every duplicate file. If you copy thousands of files this could be a lot. Is there another option ? Yes there is.

It would have been much easier if the button No to all would be available also. To select the option you have to press the SHIFT key and then click on No. This has the effect that future duplicate files will not be copied to the destination folder and will not replace the files that are already in that folder.

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My system engulfed my memory ! Really

Few days ago one of my friends told me that he has a 160 GB hard drive but his system is showing only 148 GB memory space in windows xp.He asked me was this because of the virus? Most of us knows that this was not because of the virus.

After installation of windows xp/vista when we calculate the hard drive partition space then we found this is some what less than the actual hard drive memory space.This is not a less in amount this is usually in GBs and increases as the size of your hard drive increases.

The mystery of the missing gigabytes will continue to baffle computer users until hard drive makers get in sync with the rest of the computer world. You're not missing any gigabytes—it's just a mix-up in units of measurement. Disk capacity is measured using decimal kilobytes, megabytes, and gigabytes.

In decimal units, 1KB = 1,000 bytes, 1MB = 1,000,000 bytes, and 1GB = 1,000,000,000 bytes. But for file sizes, memory, and just about everything else, we use binary kilobytes, megabytes, and gigabytes. In binary units 1KB = 1,024 bytes, 1MB = 1,048,576 bytes, and 1GB = 1,073,741,824 bytes. Looking at it another way, the decimal values are 103, 106, and 109 bytes, whereas the binary values are 210, 220, and 230 bytes.

To convert your disk's 160 decimal GB to the units used by the rest of Windows, you have to divide by 1.073741824. The result is about 149GB—close enough to what you calculated. Sorry, there's no missing 10GB for you to recover!

As for the extra partitions, they're part of a system recovery solution installed by Dell. If your system becomes damaged and won't boot Windows, you can invoke system recovery by pressing a keystroke while the system is booting. Be warned, though, that doing so will blow your system back to its just-out-of-box condition, minus any updates, programs, photos, documents, and so on that you may have added.

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How to find out which sites links to your site/blog

If you are a blogger or maintains a site which is relatively new.So you must be curios about the users and would like know that how many bloggers or sites provides your website links on their blog or site.

This is very simple to find out by the use of search engine.Not specifically Google,you can do this by using Yahoo search engine also.For doing this just type in Google and If you want to do this in Yahoo then type just replace yoursite with the name of your website or blog.

And if you don't want to do this again and again and want to remain updated as any one provides the link for your site.Then follow these steps

1. Go to Google Alerts (
2. In the search term field, give (
3. In the type field, select “Web”
4. In the “How often” field, select “As it happens”
5. In the email field, give in your email.

Now you will get an email from Google alerts as someone provides a link to your site.

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How to Capture a video of your PC screen and share it online

uTipu is a cool website that allows you to record anything on your computer screen and share it with online for free. uTipu’s name stems from the fact that users can create tutorial videos for instructional purposes and share them with whoever wants to learn.

What is special about TipCam :

It is One-click record, one-click share,Intuitive to use (just like operating a VCR and Camcorder) ,recorded video is ready for review and sharing instantly,One click to upload or email the video,Store for private use or share with friends, coworkers or everyone.

It is also Web and Social network friendly i.e.facebook users can upload for immediate sharing on Facebook .It has de facto web-standard video format i.e. optimized for web delivery,viewable by anyone anywhere with nothing to download,full motion video with audio.

You can use it to record and show how to change your MySpace layout,record a computer error that you have and post a question on Yahoo Answers,record and share an online game you are playing - poker, bridge, Sudoku, you can even record an online video from other video site or TV feed,record and email your comments to a document from a coworker .

It allows you to plan smartly i.e. zooming window can be fixed or follow your mouse cursor ,adjustable zooming window during recording ,free style hand drawing markup during recording and it is also capable of recording screen activities remotely.
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How to search Gmail by using Operators

It might be very difficult to search for an particular email in your inbox one by one.It can be time consuming as well it is frustrating also.For avoiding this usually all email service providers like Gmail,Yahoo etc. provides the search bar.By the help of which you can find the desired email in your account.

But Gmail provides the facility to use the search bar by the help of OPERATORS which makes it very easy to search for an email in your account.Some of them are

1: from: This operator is used to specify the sender Example - from:steve Meaning - Messages from steve

2:to: Used to specify a recipient Example - to:david Meaning - All messages that were sent to David (by you or someone else)

3: subject: Search for words in the subject line Example - subject:dinner Meaning - Messages that have the word "dinner" in the subject

4: OR :Search for messages matching term A or term B (OR must all be in capitals ) Example - from:amy OR from:david Meaning - Messages from Amy or from David

5: - (hyphen): Used to exclude messages from your search Example - dinner -film
Meaning - Messages that contain the word "dinner" but do not contain the word "film"

6:label: Search for messages by label (There is not a search operator for unlabelled messages) Example - from:amy label:friends Meaning - Messages from Amy that have the label "friends"
Example - from:david label:my-family Meaning - Messages from David that have the label "My Family"

7: has:attachment: Search for messages with an attachment Example - from:david has:attachment Meaning - Messages from David that have an attachment

8: filename: Search for an attachment by name or type Example - filename:physicshomework.txt Meaning - Messages with an attachment named "physicshomework.txt" Example - label:work filename:pdf Meaning - Messages labelled "work" that also have a PDF file as an attachment

9: " "(quotes):Used to search for an exact phrase (Capitalisation isn't taken into consideration)
Example - "I'm feeling lucky" Meaning - Messages containing the phrase "I'm feeling lucky" or "I'm feeling lucky" Example - subject:"dinner and a film" Meaning - Messages containing the phrase "dinner and a film" in the subject

10: ( ) :Used to group words,Used to specify terms that shouldn't be excluded Example - from:amy(dinner OR film) Meaning - Messages from Amy that contain either the word "dinner" or the word "film" Example - subject:(dinner film)
Meaning - Messages in which the subject contains both the word "dinner" and the word "film"

11: in: anywhere Search for messages anywhere in your account (Messages in Spam and Trash are excluded from searches by default) Example - in:anywhere subject:film Meaning - Messages in All Mail, Spam, and Trash that contain the word "movie" is:unread is:read :Search for messages that are starred, unread or read Example - is:read is:starred from:David Meaning - Messages from David that have been read and are marked with a star

13: cc: bcc: Used to specify recipients in the cc: or bcc: fields (Search on bcc: cannot retrieve messages on which you were blind carbon copied) Example - cc:david Meaning - Messages that were cc'd to David

14: after: before: Search for messages sent during a certain period of time (Dates must be in mm/dd/yyyy format.) Example - after:2004/04/16 before:2004/04/18
Meaning - Messages sent after April 16 2004, but before April 18 2004. (More precisely: Messages sent on 17th April 2004. )

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How to view PDF files other than Adobe reader

Do you feel yourself in the group of those people that believe that Adobe Reader software is more complex and is relatively slow.It consumes a lot of RAM and yet it is not fast.So you might be interested in the substitutes of this Adobe reader for viewing PDF files.There are lots of options available for Viewing PDF files.

PDF XChange Viewer :The software not only opens faster than Adobe reader, it also allows you to put sticky notes, add text to the PDF documents (which can further be seen with any other reader) and it also remembers the page where you closed the document last time!It’s available as two versions, full and portable. The portable version is not only small in download size, you don’t have to worry about installing any software. I feel portable version is much better.

Download [PDF Xchange viewer] or [PDF-XChange Viewer - Portable]

Foxit Reader:Foxit Reader is also a freeware PDF reader.Foxit Reader is notable for its short load time and small file size, which are sometimes favorable when compared to Adobe Reader. Version 1.x was, however, criticized for excessive memory usage, while version 2 is reported to have solved this problem.

Foxit Reader is available for 32-bit Microsoft Windows (98 up to XP and Vista), Windows Mobile 2003 and 5.0, and Windows CE 4.2 and 5.0. Foxit Reader allows Windows 9x/ME to open Acrobat version 7 files, which the current version of Adobe's Acrobat reader for those operating systems will not.It also supports the Linux operating system, and the U3 smart drive (when used with Windows 2000 or Windows XP).

Download [Foxit Reader]

CutePDF Writer: CutePDF Writer is a free ware program that converts printable documents into the PDF format.It installs itself as a printer, and can be used from any Microsoft Windows 98/ME/2000/XP (x64)/2003 (x64)/Vista (x64) program with printing capabilities. Also, it requires Ghostscript to operate.

Download [CutePDF Writer]

NovaPDF: Nova PDF is a Portable Document Format creator developed by Softland. novaPDF installs itself as a printer driver and can be used to generate PDF files from any Microsoft Windows application that supports printing. There are three editions available: Lite, Standard and Professional. It is distributed as Shareware and a notice is printed on each PDF file created if it is unlicensed.

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Is your site taking too long to download ! make it fast

Is your site or blog is taking too much time to download ? Beware it may distract you users from you.Generally users doesn't wait much for a site.If your site is not downloading within the standard time the there are chances that user will leave the site.Now what is this standard time.
Here is what i found about standard downloading time for a website.

Standard guidelines for ideal web response times are (Nielsen 1999, page 42):

  • 0.1 second (one tenth of a second). Ideal response time. The user doesn't sense any interruption.
  • 1 second. Highest acceptable response time. Download times above 1 second interrupt the user experience.
  • 10 seconds. Unacceptable response time. The user experience is interrupted and the user is likely to leave the site or system.
Those are simple yet effective ways to make sure that your website is running fast. You can click on each point to read the article with comments from the readers.

1. Optimize Images: always use the “Save for the web” feature included on image editing software. Images represent the heavier load on virtually any website so make sure you are optimizing them. Alternatively you can also turn to an online image optimizer.

2. Image Formats: apart from optimizing images it is important that you choose the right format. JPEG format is suitable for photographs or true-color images. The GIF format should be used with flat-color images like logos or buttons. PNG works very similar to GIF but it supports more colors.

3. Optimize Your CSS: most websites are designed with CSS nowadays. Make sure to aggregate and clean your CSS. CleanCSS is an online tool that will merge similar selectors, remove useless properties and remove the whitespace from your code.

4. Use a Slash on Your Links: when a user opens a link on the form “” the server will need to figure what kind of file or page is contained on that address. If you include a slash (/) at the end of the link the server will already know that this is a directory page, reducing the load time of the site.

5. Use the Height and Width Tags: many people forget to add the Height and Width tags on image codes. Those tags will make sure that the browser knows the size of the image before loading it. The result is that it will reserve a spot for the images while loading the rest of the page, speeding up the whole process.

6. Reduce the HTTP Requests: when opening a web page every object (images, scripts and the line) will require a round trip to the server. This latency can add several seconds to the load time of your site. Make sure to reduce the number of objects and to combine CSS files and scripts together.etc.

If your site is taking more time then follow these simple steps to reduce your downloading time.I hope they will help you.

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For better speed try windows vista service pack 1

When Microsoft launched windows vista it was supposed to be a big success but rather than creating landmarks it even remains unable to touch to sale records of windows xp , the previous version of windows.It was a great setback for Microsoft.They do every thing they can do to promote vista, they even announced the closure of windows xp from early 2008 but later they had to extend its date.

What was major reason of failure of Microsoft's windows vista? I would suggest it should be speed as normal users developed a negative approach towards this operating system by getting negative reviews about the slower speed of vista even on high configuration systems.

So now it seems that Microsoft's has got the right nerve and it can be felt by working on windows vista service pack 1.Here are some of the noticeable changes I found in my system after installing Windows Vista SP1 RC :

1. Start-up and shutdown of Vista is now much quicker. My laptop is now shutting down in less than half the time it earlier used.
2. Checking for Windows updates now takes 1/4th the time it earlier used to take.
3. Time taken for moving or copying files across partitions has decreased.
4. Extracting and creating zip files is faster now.
5. On an overall basis, Windows Vista is more responsive now.

These are just some of the improvements I have noticed. You can find a more complete list of what is included in Service Pack1 here.Now Microsoft would be hoping for a boost in sale of vista.

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India v/s autralia second test sydney

After watching this test match Australia v/s India,sydney , I feel some rules have to be incorporated by ICC to give the other teams a perfect clarification

(1) Ricky Ponting – (THE TRULY GENUINE CRICKETER OF THE CRICKET ERA AND WHOSE INTEGRITY SHOULD NOT BE DOUBTED) should be considered as the FOURTH UMPIRE. As per the new rules, FOURTH UMPIRE decision is final and will over ride any decisions taken by any other umpires. ON-FIELD umpires can seek the assistance of RICKY PONTING even if he is not on the field. This rule is to be made, so that every team should understand the importance of the FOURTH UMPIRE.

(2) While AUSTRALIAN TEAM is bowling, If the ball flies anywhere close to the AUSTRALIAN FIELDER(WITHIN 5 metre distance), the batsman is to be considered OUT irrelevant of whether the catch was taken cleanly or grassed. Any decision for further clarification should be seeked from the FOURTH UMPIRE. This is made to ensure that the cricket is played with SPORTIVE SPIRIT by all the teams.

(3) While BATTING, AUSTRALIAN players will wait for the ON-FIELD UMPIRE decisions only (even if the catch goes to the FIFTH SLIP as the ball might not have touched the bat). Each AUSTRALIAN batsman has to be out FOUR TIMES (minimum) before he can return to the pavilion. In case of THE CRICKETER WITH INTEGRITY, this can be higher.

(4) UMPIRES should consider a huge bonus if an AUSTRALIAN player scores a century. Any wrong decisions can be ignored as they will be paid huge bonus and will receive the backing of the AUSTRALIAN team and board.

(5) All AUSTRALIAN players are eligible to keep commenting about all players on the field and the OPPONENT TEAM should never comment as they will be spoiling the spirit of the AUSTRALIAN team. Any comments made in any other language are to be considered as RACIALISM only.

(6) MATCH REFREE decisions will be taken purely on the AUSTRALIAN TEAM advices only. Player views from the other teams decisions will not be considered for hearing. MATCH REFREES are to be given huge bonus if this rule is implemented.

(7) NO VISITING TEAM should plan to win in AUSTRALIA. This is to ensure that the sportive spirit of CRICKET is maintained.

(8) THE MOST IMPORTANT RULE: If any bowler gets RICKY PONTING - “THE UNDISPUTED CRICKETER WITH INTEGTIRY IN THE GAME OF CRICKET” more than twice in a series, he will be banned for the REST OF THE SERIES. This is to ensure that the best batsman/Captain will be played to break records and create history in the game of CRICKET.

These rules will clarify better to the all the teams VISITING AUSTRALIA.

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Find out security level of your system with secunia

Secunia offers a Personal Software Inspector (PSI) tool to analyze your computer’s software and provides you with list of software that needs updated. Next time someone asks me to clean up their computer, I am going to run this first to see what needs to be updated.

Secunia Quick Facts :

* Secunia is not a secutiry software - it is a great complement to one though
* It relies on metadata of executables and library files to determine versions and does not check for integrity of software files
* It collects all the metadata information to Secunia’s server to be analyzed to determine the applications installed in your system
* Provides a detailed report of missing security related updates
* Installs easy and runs quick too
* Provides a tabbed report with different sets of information - programs no longer supported, programs with all known patches, insecure programs, etc.
* Provides a useful ‘Toolbox’ offering a set of links related to a problem offering to help you determine a problem and how to resolve it quickly.
* You get an option to ignore an application or folder for future scans if you know it is not in Secunia’s database to avoid unnecessary warnings.
* You get have Secunia running actively (I know I won’t) to get alerted as you run and install programs. Some may find this useful.
* Plus, in the Overview tab you could see how your system security is improving over weeks as you use Secunia as well.
* FREE for personal use
* Web version is free for everyone to use.

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Don't let the suspicious softwares touch your registry editor

If are going to install or run a software or application which seems suspicious to you,Then it will be better that you make sure that this does not harm your registry editor or your system disk.Seems a tough task,Well not.

This is quite simple and no third party application is to be installed for this safety measure.You just follow this for those application which you find suspicious.Right click on that exe file.You will find Run as.Click on it and check the box against "Protect my computer and data from unauthorized program activity".

Your work is done now. You may be surprised what is this and how does it works.Actually this has the following effects

* Group membership: If you were logged in as a member of Administrators, Power Users, or certain powerful domain groups, the app runs without the benefit of those group memberships.
* Registry: The app has read-only access to the registry, including HKEY_CURRENT_USER and HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE. The app has no access to HKCU\Software\Policies.
* File system (assuming NTFS): The app cannot access the user’s profile directory at all. That includes “My Documents”, “Temporary Internet Files”, “Cookies”, etc.
* Privileges: The app has no system-wide privileges other than “Bypass traverse checking”.

These are very powerful restrictions, particularly those around the registry and profile folders. It’s probably a safe bet that most apps do not expect “access denied” errors when writing to HKCU or the user’s temp or MyDocs folders, and probably do not handle such errors gracefully. So by selecting this some of your applications might not work properly when executed.But this makes you registry editor and disk more safer for those application which you execute them self, not from viruses and spywares their execution is no always under your control.

via msdn blog

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Make your computer more secure ! List of Top 5 free anti spywares

Spyware is something which is quite different from the virus,the common between them is that none of them are desirable and both causes harm.

"Spyware is computer software that is installed surreptitiously on a personal computer to intercept or take partial control over the user's interaction with the computer, without the user's informed consent." This is what wikipedia says about spywares.Here is the list of top 5 free anti spyware programs that are widely used.

1. Spybot Search & Destroy: Spybot S&D is one of the most popular free wares to remove spywares. The application scans for spyware, adware, hijackers and other malicious software. Spybot-S&D can also clean usage tracks, an interesting function if you share your computer with other users and don’t want them to see what you have been working on. S&D supports Windows Vista also.


2. Ad Aware: Ad-Aware Free remains the most popular anti-spyware product for computer users around the world, with nearly one million downloads every week. The free anti-spyware version provides you with advanced protection against spyware that secretly attaches and takes control of your computer, resulting in aggressive advertising pop-ups, sluggish computer activity, even identity theft through stolen bank details, passwords, and credit card account numbers. Real time protection is not provided in free version.


3. SpywareGuard : SpywareGuard provides a real-time protection solution against spyware that is a great addition to SpywareBlasters protection method. SpywareGuard now also features Download Protection and Browser Hijacking Protection


4. Spyware Terminator: Spyware Terminator is another freeware which provides 100% real time protection. It effectively removes spyware, adware, trojans, keyloggers, home page hijackers and other malware threats. It is very easy to use with manual and scheduled scanning.


5. Windows Defender: Windows Defender is a free program that helps protect your computer against pop-ups, slow performance, and security threats caused by spyware and other unwanted software. It features Real-Time Protection, a monitoring system that recommends actions against spyware when it’s detected and minimizes interruptions and helps you stay productive. This software requires Windows Genuine check before downloading.


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Top 5 free windows third party defragmentation softwares

Sometimes when your PC runs slower then fragmentation of files might be a reason for this because the header of the hard drive took more time to access scattered data rather than accessing closely located data.For this windows provide defragmentation utility which places the corelated data together by this it simply enhances the system speed.

Though windows defragmentation utility is quite good but third party application are also available for this purpose.Here is the list of top 5 windows defragmentor utilities.

Defraggler - Download

Coming from the makers of CCleaner, this new tool on the block is gradually gaining popularity. With such a cute name, Defraggler is just a single .exe file, and hence is portable.

Defraggler can defragment not just an entire drive, but also the tiniest of files. Though 64 bit computers are not supported, this free defragmenter can run on Vista as well. Download Defraggler free defragmentation software from here.

JK Defrag - Download

This open source, free defragmentation software that can do all that a defragmenter should do. Additionally, there’s a command line version available in this free defragmentation software. You can also schedule defragmentation when the screensaver is running, using another customized version of JKDefrag.

Contig - Download

Contig is a command line defragmentation utility that is supposed to defragment a single file. However, new GUI frontends to Contig like the PowerDefragmenter can defragment not just a file, but also a folder and also disk drives.

Auslogics Disk Defrag - Download

This does not replace the default Windows free defragmentation tool, but works along with it to enhance its abilities. For instance, it works along with the default free defragmentation tool to help it defragment ‘locked’ files - files that’re being used currently by the system. It’s not intended to be a replacement, but it’s like an addon.

PageDefrag - Download

PageDefrag free defragmentation software can help in defragmenting registry hives and paging files that are active most of the time. It runs during system boot to defragment such files that cannot be defragmented using the normal defragmenter.

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Download complete setup of Yahoo messenger for Windows vista

When internet users want to download Yahoo!Messenger for Windows Vista then it is available for free download as a small loader or initiator setup file ymsgr_vista_us_setup.exe that just hundreds of KB in size from the public download page,just like any previous version of instant messaging client.When launched,this tinyNullsoft setup executable will only used to check requirement prerequisites and preset options, then goes online to download the full installing files to complete the installation.

For users who want the standalone offline setup installer for Yahoo! Messenger for Vista can directly download with link below. The full version standalone installer not only can be used for offline installation to ensure that no private information is sent, but also can be transferred and distributed to computer system with very slow Internet connection speed so that it can be installed instantly.

Download :ymsgr_vista_setup.2007.11.30.420_us.exe (for 32-bit Windows Vista US English edition only) or ymsgr_vista_setup.2007.12.06.421_us.exe (for 32-bit and 64-bit Windows Vista x32 and x64)

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Crack password protected PDF files by a freeware

If you want to open a PDF file which is password protected then for this purpose you can use a freeware utility PDF crack[Developer site].It is available for download in ZIP format.Download it here .Then extract it.This freeware is a small EXE file after executing it from cmd prompt it will show you some options ,then use that accordingly.

The default command is pdfcrack.exe -f filename OPTIONS. Cracking a file called abc.pdf without options would be possible with the command pdfcrack.exe -f abc.pdf

The options can be used to load a dictionary file, specify a minimum and maximum length for the password, permutating passwords (currently only uppercase for first letter) or use only the characters specified in a given string as chars for the password.

I tried it for my mobile bill PDF file which was password protected.

It provide me the exact password for the PDF file while i was using Adobe reader 7.You can see the snapshot for the commands i performed for retrieving the password of my PDF file.

So it is great password cracking , recovering utility for Adobe PDF files which are password protected.

Related :
How to convert PDF,RTF,DOC,XLS, into HTML and text file online

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Use a freeware to select working proxies automatically

We people generally uses proxy sites [list of proxy sites] to bye pass the internet blocking system for particular sites like myspace,orkut,facebook etc.But generally these proxies are blocked after some time so we had to search for new proxies.This is a bit too tough.What about using a freeware utility that will do that for you automatically.

UltraSurf is a proxy application. It will Bypass All Internet Blocking Systems. By using this software you can access all the sites blocked by national / corporate firewalls. It is a free application. It brake all the access list. This application is nothing but just searching the proxy list which is fast and available. It will automatically change our IE’s proxy server to local proxy. That means this application will work as a web proxy server.

It is a small EXE file. There is no need to install the application. Just run it ..


1. 100% freedom to have 100% information in most secure way.
2, It means no matter where you are you can access 100% of internet I mean no firewalls no restriction nothing….
3. Almost all schools, universities and corporate offices raise firewalls to filter out not work related sites, now those firewalls will be of no use or they have to change their plans.
4. Everybody can access various social networks like Orkut, Youtube, Myspace, Hi5, Facebook, Linkedin etc. which are blocked almost in 99% schools and offices.
5. 100% real time and it’s encryption is better then any online banking system.

If you are using browsers other than IE, You have to manually change the proxy settings .
Proxy settings as follows.
HTTP Proxy : Port : 9666

Download [Ultrasurf]

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Keep your passwords safe and encrypted by Keepass

Today you need to remember many passwords. You need a password for the Windows network logon, your e-mail account, your homepage's ftp password, online passwords (like CodeProject member account), etc. etc. The list is endless. Also, you should use different passwords for each account. Because if you use only one password everywhere and someone gets this password you have a problem... A serious problem. The thief would have access to your e-mail account, homepage, etc. Unimaginable.

KeePass is a free/open-source password manager or safe which helps you to manage your passwords in a secure way. You can put all your passwords in one database, which is locked with one master key or a key-disk. So you only have to remember one single master password or insert the key-disk to unlock the whole database. The databases are encrypted using the best and most secure encryption algorithms currently known (AES and Twofish).

Key features of KeePass password manager utility are:

  • Strong Security - KeePass supports the Advanced Encryption Standard (AES, Rijndael) and the Twofish algorithms to encrypt its password databases. The complete database is encrypted, not only the password fields. So your usernames, notes, etc. are protected, too.
  • Multiple User Keys - One master password decrypts the complete database. Alternatively you can use key files. Key files provide better security than master passwords in most cases. You only have to carry the key file with you.
  • Portable - KeePass is portable; it can be carried on an USB stick and runs on Windows systems without being installed.
  • Export - The password list can be exported to various formats like TXT, HTML, XML and CSV.
  • Password Groups - You can create, modify and delete groups and subgroups, in which passwords can be sorted into.
  • Searching and Sorting - You can search for specific entries in the databases.
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Top torrents sites

Here is the list of top popular torrents sites for the year 2007.The main factor of popularity was based on the traffic site receives (Alexa Ranking has been used to determine it). The second factor for popularity was number of sites that are linking in (Yahoo inbound links has been used to determine it). Also average number of peers has been taken into consideration for tracker sites that made into the list.


Mininova has been simply the best of torrent sites for year. Mininova has crossed its one million torrents listing and three billion torrents download this year. In addition to indexing, Mininova has its own tracker also. Mininova tops our popular torrent sites list this year as usual.


IsoHunt is a popular torrent index and torrent search engine. IsoHunt is one among the few sites that withstood the legal battle on piracy even though it had to take away it own torrent tracking service TorrentBox from US. IsoHunt uses tracker cross-referencing that enables to track across identical trackers across other tracker sites.


ThePirateBay is one of the world’s largest torrent trackers. ThePirateBay also gives clutter free interface for the user. TPB has its own tracker for its torrent index and has top listing of torrents etc. ThePirateBay also has released it own browser toolbar.


TorrentZ has a powerful and advanced search engine that enables you to search for the filenames rather than torrents. TorrentZ is only site that makes into list without featuring its own tracker. TorrentZ only indexes torrents available on another trackers. Another plus point is TorrentZ is ads free!


BTJunkie is one among the largest and more advanced torrent search engines. BTJunkie crawler indexes both the public and private torrents, which put together gives a most comprehensive torrents listing. BTJunkie also know for indexing most number of torrents in total.

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E-counter ! automate your computer by a freeware

Sometimes when you are downloading something from internet which is expected to took some more time and you just want to sleep.Then you wish to have a application which can shutdown your system after completion of your download.I personally already had came across such kind of situation few days ago, Which urged me to search such kind of application.Then i found e-counter.

e-Counter is a digital counter who displays count-downs specified by the user. When time finishes, the program can execute

(1) a sound
(2) a visual effect in the main window
(3) shutdown the system
(4) hang up internet connection
(5) hang up internet connection, wait 30 seconds and then shutdown the system
(6) display an image
(7) hibernate PC
(8) run external file
(9) lock a workstation and
(10) display text message.

It s very easy to translate interface and menus, with an external driver and an integrated language changer (11 languages available in that version). You can switch easily into normal or compact mode. All languages are integrated into EXE-installer!

First you choose an effect, then you set the time that you want to count down from, and finally you can set whether you want to put a password during the countdown and prevent people from stopping it.

This could also be useful for parents who want to control their kids time on the Internet or on the computer. Set it to one hour, to lock the workstation, and put a password for the program!

Download [e-counter]

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Web giants celebrating new year ! have a look at their logos

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1000+ Keyboard short cuts for windows,Mac,web browsers and top web services

I tried to write some important key board shortcuts but i found them very large in comparison to a blog post so i decided to provide their link in this post.enjoy them.

1.This is a list of the most common keyboard shortcuts in Firefox, and the equivalents in Internet Explorer and Opera.

2.List of Mac OS X keyboard shortcuts

3.List of the keyboard shortcuts that are available in Windows XP

4.Powerpoint keyboard tutorials

5.Google calender keyboard short cuts

6.Gmail keyboard short cuts

7.Yahoo mail keyboard short cuts

8.Google Docs & Spreadsheets keyboard short cuts

9.Google reader keyboard short cuts

10.Wikipedia keyboard short cuts

11.Blogger keyboard short cuts

12.Remember the milk keyboard short cuts

13.pandora keyboard short cuts

14.MSN keyboard short cuts

15.AIM Mail keyboard shortcuts

16.Windows vista keyboard short cuts

17.orkut keyboard short cuts

Since the orkut keyboard are very few,so i am mentioning them here also
* Home: Ctrl + Shift + H
* Scrapbook: Ctrl + Shift + S
* Communities: Ctrl + Shift + C
* Friends: Ctrl + Shift + F
* Edit Profile: Ctrl + Shift + E

18.adobe Photoshop keyboard short cuts

19.Google desktop keyboard short cuts

*Ctrl + Alt + G or Windows + G : Focus the cursor in the search box of Google Desktop Deskbar, Sidebar, or Floating Deskbar.

*Shift twice :hide or display undocked gadgets, and to bring any hidden gadget to the front of your screen.

*Ctrl twice :Instantly make the search box appear.

I hope i will continue to update this list as i found new links for key board short cuts.Please provide me some feedback about these sources.

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How to add water mark to picture online for free

There are many sites which allow you to edit your pictures online for free but none of them supports watermarking.Picmarkr is a online tool that will allow you to add watermark to your desired pictures or a group of pictures.

As this site supports batch image processing you can add your watermark to multiple pictures at the same time.You can add text,image watermark in simple or tiles format.

You can upload maximum five image files not more than 25 MB in size at once.It even allow you to select the output size of the image.Flickr users can also upload images from their Flickr accounts directly.

This site can be quite use full when you want to add copyright symbol to your images.

Some Features :

* Upload files from computer or grab them from your Flickr account
* Batch image processing
* Add text watermark, image watermark or tiled watermark
* Easy to use: minimum settings, no need to download or install anything
* And yes, its free

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