Category: Tech Tip

Tech Tip: How To Remove Spyware & Adware [Windows] 0

Tech Tip: How To Remove Spyware & Adware [Windows]

Adware & Spyware are programs that gather information about you while you use your computer. This could be advertising in a program you downloaded or a malicious program running stealthily in your computer’s background. They can cause many inconveniences to a computer user. Besides using up system resources they also pose a security risk because they transmit potentially private information without user knowledge or intervention. Removal You should first try to remove spyware using Add...

Tech Tip: Beware Of Email Spam And Scams 0

Tech Tip: Beware Of Email Spam And Scams

Email is a convenient form of communication which has been blighted by an abundance of unwanted and unrequested mail messages known as spam. Spam is basically any form of unsolicited mail and it is usually sent to multiple recipients. Besides cluttering your inbox, spam can also be dangerous as many scams use it to lure victims. Nigerian bankers, dead relatives etc… Beware of email scams from “Nigerian bankers” or other people asking you to invest...

Tech Tip: Reading RSS Feeds Using Prism 0

Tech Tip: Reading RSS Feeds Using Prism

I subscribe to a lot of RSS feeds that are frequently updated. To read these I use a web reader (Google Reader) but I prefer to keep my RSS feeds separate from the many websites I usually have open. My email client (Mozilla Thunderbird) supports RSS feeds but it would have to remain open all the time to check for new items or else it would miss some. Futhermore unlike email, there is no IMAP...

Windows Keyboard Shortcuts 0

Windows Keyboard Shortcuts

A good way of increasing productivity is to know your windows keyboard shortcuts. A list of these shortcuts can be found below or at Microsoft’s Site. General Windows keyboard shortcuts Press To CTRL + C Copy CTRL + X Cut CTRL + V Paste CTRL + Z Undo DELETE Delete SHIFT + DELETE Delete selected item permanently without placing the item in the Recycle Bin. CTRL while dragging an item Copy selected item. CTRL +...

Tech Tip: Unfreeze Windows Explorer [Windows] 0

Tech Tip: Unfreeze Windows Explorer [Windows]

Sometimes Windows Explorer freezes and your computer becomes unresponsive. The taskbar may disappear or clicking on an icon may appear to do nothing. This may be caused by an error in Windows Explorer and you may need to restart the explorer.exe process. To restart the explorer.exe process: Press Alt + Ctrl + Del simultaneously to bring up the Task Manager or right click on the taskbar and click Task Manager. Click on the Processes tab...