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Remote access from Smartphones.




There may have been several occasions when you were at home, on holiday or travelling and urgently needed to access your office PC for some important documents. Or you may have kept some files to be downloaded on your home PC and now you need to shut down the PC from a remote area (office or outstation). What
do you do? How do you gain access to your PC? You have the option of asking a colleague or family member to help you out, but what if you have some confidential data on your PC and would not want to compromise on privacy? Well,there is a way to gain access to your PC via the Internet using the Remote Desktop Protocol or RDP. But this involves setting up a live IP address, which is visible all around the world. You can possibly do this for home, but what about your office PC, which is behind a firewall or a proxy server? You would not be able to gain access as easily. In this workshop, we shall show you how simple it is to gain access to your PC at home or office from your Android smartphone or tablet as well as the iPhone or the iPad. All you need is an internet-enabled device with a free-to-use app called TeamViewer.
Configuring TeamViewer is a child’s play and you can get working on it in a matter of minutes. At the same time, the utility is very safe and secure. Once you have your setup working, you can also connect to your desktop PC from any Internet cybercaf√© using the Web login.
TeamViewer is an all-in-one solution for remote access over the Internet. It is free for personal use and is compatible with desktop operating systems such as Windows, Mac, Linux and also with mobile operating systems such as Android and iOS. Download TeamViewer for your desktop PC from www.teamviewer.com. We recommend the portable version which can be run from a USB drive or a CD. The app for the smartphone and tablets can be downloaded from their respective online app stores. Once downloaded, you'll have to configure it at both ends once, but before you do this, you might need to register with TeamViewer for a free user account.
You can do so by signing up at https://login.teamviewer.com/ and creating a free account.
 
The Desktop PC Configuration
Start TeamViewer, agree with terms and conditions and proceed with the installation as you would usually do with any other software. Once the installation is done, start TeamViewer and it will sync with its online servers and allocate a unique ID and password for your computer. Note down these details and keep them safe. Every time you restart the application, you will receive a new password, while the ID will remain static for your PC. This ID and password is a one-time security pass to give the invitation for a remote login to your PC. You can use this ID and password to connect to your desktop PC from a remote location. But if you restart your PC very often, it will be difficult to keep track of the changing passwords. For this reason, you need to setup an unattended access to TeamViewer. Click on ‘Connection’ and then on ‘Setup unattended access’. This will bring up a wizard wherein details such as the PC name and password needs to be specified. Give the desktop PC a name and password of your choice. The next screen will then ask you to enter the details that you registered online. If you did not do it earlier, you can create one now too. After entering the details, your system will now be available to you online with the same password every time. Your desktop PC is now available for remote access. You can now choose to lock the desktop or turn off the monitor.
 
The Client Side
After installing TeamViewer on your handheld, start the app. You will be welcomed by an initial introduction screen, which can be skipped by pressing the back button. The next screen will be ready on the ‘Connection’ tab, where you can type in the details of the ID and the password of the computer you would like to connect to. Simply skip this and click on the ‘Partner list’ tab. Here you can log in using your username and password you created on the TeamViewer website.
Once you do this, you will see a button called ‘My Partners’. Click on this button and you will now see the desktop PC available online. Click on the PC name and you can gain access to your desktop PC. And you’re done! Simple, isn’t it?
Once in it, you can investigate the number of features TeamViewer has to offer. You can change resolutions, switch monitors, tweak the performance by optimizing for quality or speed, remove wallpapers for better speeds, disable remote cursor, use the keyboard, use the mouse right-clicks, enable function buttons, and the list goes on. Well, enjoy your remote access.

How To Use Windows Default Software To Take Screenshot


You might have gone through some situation where you needed to take the screenshot of what we have done.Consider an example.You are the representative of a company helping people to solve problems on computer working totally online.And just consider that you had a situation in which a sequence of actions is to be done.Your clent doesnot understand you by words and he asks for screenshot explanation.Then only you came to know that there is no software to take screenshot or video of the activities you have to do.So what to do?Your client is also waiting..But there is a solution “Problem Steps Recorder”.Which is a default function in windows 7(might be available in lower or upper versions)But the joke is that this facility is not really meant for taking screen shot but is meant for the purpose for remote assistance for troubleshooting purpose if you have any problem in your pc.It will automatically takes the snapshot of the activities.the main advantage is that the screenshots will be having the correct steps in wordsuch as “click left mouse button””click start” etc….so it can be send to any person who have only basic knowledge so that he can just read,see and understand the whole sequence.Also the file is saved as MHTML and as a ZIP file.So space is saved. Also a complete review of what is done will be also added at the end.(you need a browser to view this .mhtml file)
To use the “Problem Steps Recorder”
1)Go to “control panel”
2)Expand “all control panel items”
3)Click on “Troubleshooting” menu
4)Then “Get help from a friend” on the left side of the screen
5)At the bottom select “Problem Steps Recorder”
6)Then you can see a popup window having options for “start record”,”stop record” etc…..
7)When you stop record a popup window will open asking you to save that recorded piece of file
8)Save the file in any name anywhere
The recorded item will be saved as MHTML with a name starting with problem followed by a serial number inside a ZIP file.so totally the space is saved and you can have recording of as many actions as you want at a strectch.
You will also get brief description of every action you did above each image (including time,date etc)and a additional summary at last.

Task Manager, Regedit and Folder Options Disabled by Virus?

All must be aware of this problem caused by a virus called “Brontok”. Sometimes after removing the virus completely from our system, you’ll still face some problems such as you can no longer bring up Windows Task Manager from CTRL+ALT+DEL. You get the error message saying “Task Manager has been disabled by your administrator....




If You think that it’s easy to fix this problem by going to Registry Editor, you can’t! You'll get a error message “Registry editing has been disabled by your administrator”.








Folder Options and even Show Hidden Files & Folder is disabled! How frustrating! Don’t worry, here’s how to restore your Windows Task Manager, Registry Editor, Folder Options and Show hidden files & folders.

Brontok virus will make some changes to the system restrictions in order to hide itself from easy detection and also from easy cleaning.

Here’s a free tool called Remove Restrictions Tool (RRT) which is able to re-enables all what the virus had previously disabled, and gives you back the control over your own computer.


Remove Restrictions Tool is able to re-enable:
- Registry Tools (regedit)
- Ctrl+Alt+Del
- Folder Options
- Show Hidden Files

Small and easy to use. Make sure you boot in to Safe Mode to use Remove Restrictions Tool (RRT).





AVG Internet Security 2012 CD KEYS

AVG Internet Security 2012 speeds your PC up, by accelerating the download of content-rich files. Faster system start-up and support for Flash and HD video means you can enjoy online video like YouTube faster than ever before. AVG Internet Security protects you when shopping and banking, keeping your identity safe. The AVG Firewall prevents inbound and outbound attacks, while Identity Protection secures personal content you enter online. 
In This post I've posted CD-KEYS to Activate AVG-Internet Security.
Hope this will help you guys.. :)

Activation Keys:


  • 8MEH-RNZLL-2Y4QX-79PPA-MRVQG-AEMBR-ACED
  • 8MEH-RFR8J-PTS8Q-92ATA-ORC6Q-JEMBR-ACED
  • 8MEH-RBG6H-9C2PW-G499A-LA9PK-8EMBR-ACED
  • 8MEH-RF4BZ-FHATO-VRV3A-49KBM-DEMBR-ACED
  • 8MEH-RS47Y-82HT8-GONVA-BVED7-DEMBR-ACED
  • 8MEH-R2CML-SS7FW-MOXFR-TVC9T-3EMBR-ACED
  • 8MEH-RFR8J-PTS8Q-92ATA-O4WHO-JEMBR-ACED
  • 8MEH-RPDWL-THRLY-O8Z3R-4H3OA-4EMBR-ACED
  • 8MEH-RCB97-4HRT9-P4RRR-RRFOP-2EMBR-ACED
  • 8MEH-RW2ZU-29S4F-26QCR-WFZV4-BEMBR-ACED
  • 8MEH-RREY3-L2LQA-LUMOR-UHNK2-6EMBR-ACED
  • 8MEH-RPDWL-THRLY-O8Z3R-474SC-4EMBR-ACED
  • 8MEH-RPTGT-KMOL7-EEEVR-KORKD-LEMBR-ACED
  • 8MEH-RMXLW-HN44A-BABPA-SBK3B-PEMBR-ACED
  • 8MEH-RCKOP-BP9KK-YW8EA-6K8TK-SEMBR-ACED
  • 8MEH-RFR8J-PTS8Q-92ATA-OTV8K-JEMBR-ACED
  • 8MEH-RCKOP-BP9KK-YW8EA-6XSTN-SEMBR-ACED
  • 8MEH-RNZLL-2Y4QX-79PPA-MRVQG-AEMBR-ACED
  • 8MEH-R6633-YP39H-YCNSR-HCPKV-EEMBR-ACED
  • 8MEH-RGHD3-SUKUO-SXPWA-PWQVP-9EMBR-ACED
  • 8MEH-RGHD3-SUKUO-SXPWA-PDNML-9EMBR-ACED

Make An Autorun File For USB Files



When you plug a  USB drive in, you might be interested in making a program, or other things happen as soon as you plug in. The way you accomplish this is through the Autorun.inf file. The autorun.inf file is located in the root of the usb drive and tells Windows what to do automatically.
This autorun can be used to make good, or bad USB’s depending on what you like.


This tutorial covers:


Creating a USB Autorun.inf
Changing label\icon of thumbdrive
Making a new option appear in the autorun menu
Making programs automatically run when plugged in

So Read On...



Creating a USB Autorun.inf :



To create an autorun file, open Notepad and save ‘autorun.inf’’ (with quotes) and save it to the root of the drive. All it needs to have is in the first line;


[autorun]

Done!

Changing label\icon of thumbdrive:

Follow the steps in Creating a USB Autorun.inf. Before you save it, type this in in this order!

[autorun]

icon=myicon.ico


label=MyLabel


And save. Make sure the icon file is in the root of your drive.

Making a new option appear in the autorun menu:

Right, so make your autorun file and type this into Notepad:


[autorun]
icon=default
label=[yourlabelhere]

action=programname.exe
Open Program
 



Save it and exit. Once again, the program has to be in the root. Now, when you plug it in, the option should appear in the menu.

Making programs automatically run when the USB is plugged in:

Follow the same instructions, blah blah blah;


[autorun]
Icon=default
label=YourLabelHere
open=programname.exe




And that’s it for this tutorial!
 
You can also follow these instructions when making a CD. You just have to burn it on the cd.

STEGANOS PRIVACY SUITE 12



If your PC is used by multiple users, you should make sure your sensitive data is secure. Steganos Privacy Suite 12 combines a password manager, tools for creating encrypted drives and emails, and a data shredding tool. Confidential fi les can be stored in password-protected folders (Data safes), which can be created using a simple wizard. These folders can contain up to 1 TB of data, which gets encrypted in real time (default: 256-bit AES) when moved. The safe can be accessed using the password or a key fi le stored on USB fl ash drive. A striking feature is the ability to access the safe using Bluetooth via an ActiveSyncenabled mobile phone. When the phone is out of range, the Data safe closes automatically. Confidential data can also be hidden within images and music (steganography). The new version includes a feature called Traceless Drive. It’s a RAM drive, which the user can create to hold data temporarily in the memory. If you shut down or restart Windows, the data on the Traceless Drive is deleted. This feature is useful for erasing Internet history or files created by portable applications without leaving traces. Existing data on the hard drive can be shredded using Steganos Shredder. The shredded data cannot be recovered using data recovery software. It also integrates itself into Firefox as a menu bar plug-in, and all the existing passwords are encrypted and stored in the Password Manager, which is capable of handling multiple user accounts. When the user accesses a website/webmail account, the autofi ll tool automatically adds the authentication details into the login fields. Steganos Privacy Suite is a good compilation of limited but useful tools to ward off prying eyes. It’s easy to use and does its job very well.
Click here to visit: http://www.steganos.com/us/products/data-security/privacy-suite/overview/

Speed Up Windows 7


With the launch of windows 7 we have witnessed one of the fastest operating system by Microsoft.But still there are people who want more and more!.This article is for all those people who want to increase the performance/speed of their windows 7 operating system. We are giving you tips and tricks to tweak your windows 7 according to your needs and you will certainly get your desired performance from your windows 7 operating system.Here is the step by step tutorial with screenshots on how to increase your windows 7 speed .

1.Disable Startup Services
Windows startup services can be found by clicking on start and the and typing “ msconfig ” and pressing enter.Now click on services tab.Now you can disable the unwanted services by checking them and clicking on disable.While this should be done according to your requirements.Services like “Offline Files,” “Tablet PC Input Services,” Terminal Services,” “Fax” and “Windows Search. “Offline Files,” “Tablet PC Input Services,” Terminal Services,” “Fax” and “Windows Search have a large impact on windows 7 speed/performance.

2.Utilize Readyboast
Microsoft introduced readyboast service with the launch of windows vista and continued the service in windows 7.In ready boast service whenever you plugin your pendrive into your computer you will get an option to use your pendrive to speed up your windows 7 or windows vista.It will increase your windows memory.By using ready boast you can also specify how much memory of the pendrive should be used to speed up your windows 7.


3.Disable Windows transparency
Disabling the windows 7 transparency option will certainty give a good speed to your windows 7 speed/performance.Disabling transparency is very easy in windows 7.Simply right-click on your desktop, select “Personalize,” choose the active theme and then navigate to “Windows Color.” Finally, uncheck the “Enable Transparency” option.

4.Remove Unwanted Programs from Startup
Disabling unwanted programs such as messengers or other programs from startup will not only increase speed of your windows 7 it will also decrease the startup time of windows 7.

5.Disable Unwanted Features Of Windows 7
To disable unwanted features from windows 7 click on “ Start “ then on control panel.Now click on “ Programs “ then on “Turn Windows features on or off”.Now disable the features you think you dont want.We recommend you to disable the “ Indexing Service “ it will have a noticeable effect on the speed.

6.Defragment Your Windows Regularly
Adding and deleting files from drives will make your drives fragmented and it will take longer to access files so defragmenting the drive will decrease file access time.To start defragmentation click on “ Start “ and type “ Disk Defragmenter “ And press enter.Now start the defragmentation.

Read out or Delete the BIOS password successfully .

Your security awareness has become a curse for you.You now want to reconfigure your BIOS but have forgotten the password to it? Well,Here is the solution!
The easiest way to reset BIOS password is just to use the Clear RTC Jumper.This jumper is present on almost all classic motherboards in desktop PCs.Search for 'BIOS Resed',"Clear 
RTC' or 'CMOS Reset'in the manual of your motherboard.(if you don't have the manual,you can download it from the manufacturers website if required).The instructions are often 'Jumpers' chapter.


If your motherboard does not have a suitable jumper,then you can try resetting the BIOS RAM values to default by removing CMOS battery.Always disconnect the computer from the main plug.Remove the lithium button cell and place a coin of similar size in the battery holder(short out the pins).This ensures that any residual voltage holding the content of BIOS memory is done away with.Now wait for at least 10 minutes (15min. If you are in a cooler area) before removing the coin and re-positioning the battery.During the booting process,enter the BIOS and load the default settings.You can re-configure BIOS after restart.This does not usually work for netbooks,laptops and notebooks.In this case,you should seeek help from the manufacturer's help desk or service center.

Visit Sites Which Require Registration WITHOUT Registering!

Nowadays many free websites have registration walls, user can't acesss data without registration. User have to registered themselve first on a free Web site just to read some news or view some information. This registration task is very annoying, it is also a potential source of email.



Now you can get access to protected content without signing up for an account. For this you have to visit Bugmenot.




Bugmenot.com is an internet service that provides usernmes and passwords to let Internet users bypass mandatory free registration on websites.

you just need to type URL of websites website that you’d like to access in the URL box on front page of bugmenot. Click on get Login. BugMeNot then will return a list of user names and passwords along with their accuracy percentage.

you can easily get access to that website by using these logins and passwords.