Where can I do online virus scan for free?

Various web sites offer free online virus scanner, here we list the three best known:

BitDefender online scanner

Kaspersky online scanner

Active Scan

How do I remove AntivirusTrigger?

AntivirusTrigger is another rogue anti-spyware program just like AntiVirus 2009, and it also displays fake security alerts and prompts the user to purchase the program.

How to remove AntivirusTrigger:

1. Download Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop, close all running programs and browser windows, double click on the installation file to install the program.

2. During the installation leave all the default options, do not change anything.

3. If prompted to update the program click OK, once you see the main window choose “Quick Scan” and press the “Scan” button.

4. Wait for the scan to finish, depending on your hard drive size and number of files you have this might take some time.

5. Once the scan is finished you should see: The scan completed successfully. Click “Show Results” to display all objects found.. Hit OK then click the Show Results button. Click the Remove Selected button. Wait for the program to remove the found malware and then close it.

6. Close the program and restart the computer.

7. Please do not download and install programs from unknown sites, in most cases viruses and trojans are masked as video codecs, use only well known and trusted sites for your downloads.

Parental control software, web filtering software.

Are you looking for a parental control software to block access to adult sites on your kids’ computer?
In this post I will list some of the best programs that are available at this moment.

1. Net Nanny – this is one of the best known commercial products that can be used to protect children from viewing questionable content.

2. CyberSitter – another similar product which can help you filter web content.

3. CyberPatrol can be used for blocking offensive websites and protecting personal information.

4. If you use Windows Vista that you can use the built-in parental control software, if you want to learn how to set it up please visit this link.

How do I run Scandisk in Windows?

1. Double click on the MyComputer icon, once it opens right click on the C drive (or other drive you want to check) and choose Properties.
2. Open the Tools tab.
3. Click the Error-checking Check Now button.

how to run scandisk

4. You are presented with two options, check them both and press Start.

How do I register .dll file? How do I register ocx file?

1. Note where your dll is located sice you’ll need to enter the full path with the name of the dll (for this example C:\Windows\System32\new.dll).
1. Click Start.
2. Click RUn.
3. Type regsvr32 C:\Windows\System32\new.dll.
4. Click OK.
5. A message will pop-up to inform you if the registration was successful.

My task manager is missing?

When you press Ctrl+Alt+Del that shold bring up your task manager. If you get an error message when trying this then it is very likely that your computer has been infected. Please run a complete virus and malware scan and see if that fixes it for you.

One more thing you can try is locate your taskmanager – navigate to C:\Windows\System32 and search for a file named taskmgr.exe, if it is there and gives you errors when double clikcing it then you should try the first step I suggested.

If you on the other hand get a message Task Manager has been disabled by your administrator then you can fix it by editing your registry.

How can I change the “date modified” or “date created” date of a file?

You can download and use FileDate Changer – it works with Windows 95,98,ME,NT,2000,XP and allows you to change the Created/Modified/Accessed dates of one or more files.

change the date created of a file

I have no RECYCLE BIN icon on the desktop?

If you are running Windows XP then do the following:
right click on your desktop-> select Properties -> Desktop -> Customize Desktop -> select Recycle Bin (full) and then click RESTORE DEFAULT

missing recycle bin

If that doesn’t work here’s something else you could try:
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;Q810869

All the best

How do I get sound from youtube video?

If you want to get sound from a youtube video and save it in mp3 format go to http://vixy.net/ , paste the youtube video url, choose the format you want to convert the video to (in this case mp3), and hit the Start button, wait for the conversion to finish, then download the mp3 file.

That’s it, you are done!

Another site you can use for exactly the same purpose is http://www.convertmytube.com/

How do I use Sustem Restore? What is System Restore?

System Restore is a utility (for Windows XP, Windows Me, and Windows Vista) which allows you to restore your data back to a previous date.

How to use System Restore (Windows XP): Click Start -> All Programs -> Accessories -> System Tools -> click System Restore, make sure that Restore my computer to an earlier time is selected and click the Next button. Choose a restore point (the dates ou can choose from are in bold), and then continue with the Wizzard.

System Restore

System Restore will undo any changes made to the sytem but your files and all programs installed will remain intact.

How to watch veoh outside of the US? How to watch hulu outside of the US?

“We’re sorry, currently our video library can only be streamed within the United states. For more information on Hulu’s international availability, click here.”

hulu error

If you see this message when you try to watch a video on hulu.com, then you are out of luck. Well, almost. There is a workaround:

Go to hotspotshield.com and download and install their software. It will give you an US proxy (US IP address) and you will be able to watch movies on hulu.com and veoh.com. Well, it will slow down your connection and the movies might not load as fast as you want them to, but as soon as you are done with the videos, you simply turn HotSpotShiled off and continue browsing with your normal speed.