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Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Premium configuration guide

There seem to be two camps of users when it comes to Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware application for the Windows operating system. Some users swear on it and believe it is one of the […]

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Fixing Java update did not complete Error Code: 1603

I have received the error message "Java update did not complete. Error Code: 1603" for months whenever I tried to update the Java installation on a PC running Windows 7 Professional 64-bit. […]


How to test Windows software in a secure environment

As a Windows user, it is always good to be extra cautious when it comes to running programs on Windows PCs as a single-click may cause all kinds of troubles. While malware […]

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How to burn data across multiple discs

Some burning programs support the burning of data across multiple discs. This can be useful if you want to burn data that does not fit on a single optical disc as it […]

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How to burn mkv video files to DVD

The following guide provides you with a simple straightforward way to burn one or multiple mkv video files to DVD. Most solutions that you find on the Internet that describe how to […]

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Supercharge Q-Dir with custom commands and administrative privileges

I work in IT Support in a company where our users don't have administrator rights. As per my job, I have to constantly access part of the operative system that require Administrator […]

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Blank DVD needs formatting error when trying to burn data

Find out why some blank DVDs need formatting apparently when you are trying to burn data on them even though they are not rewritable or recordable discs. I bought a new batch […]

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How to use PhotoRec GUI to recover lost digital photos and files

The popular data recovery software TestDisk and its photo recovery pendant PhotoRec have both been released as version 7 yesterday. TestDisk, available for Windows, Linux and Mac systems, is a powerful tool […]

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How to remove Windows 10 upgrade updates in Windows 7 and 8

Microsoft will ship Windows 10 later this year and with it comes an offer to upgrade existing versions of Windows to the operating system for free. Since the majority of Windows users […]


How to block wisptis.exe from running on Windows PCs

Wisptis.exe, the Microsoft Pen and Touch input component, is a process that may be running on your system even if it is not connected to a touch screen or has no pen […]

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How to verify that system drivers are digitally signed

Device drivers are important files as they allow you and the operating system to interact with hardware connected to the system. Drivers, just like executable files, can be digitally signed to improve […]

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Use Audacity to generate and save white noise audio files

White noise can be quite useful at times, for instance as a sleep or relaxation aid to mask other noises that may keep you awake or on edge. Solutions vary a lot […]

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Find out which RAM your computer supports

Depending on how much RAM is installed in your computer, it may benefit greatly from increasing it. This is especially true if less than 4 Gigabyte of RAM is installed in the […]

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Terminate multiple programs from the command line with Taskkill

Not all program termination options work all the time. If a program is not responding, you may not be able to use the window close button to terminate it. The same may […]


Detect and Remove EpicScale from your Windows PC

EpicScale is a Bitcoin mining application for Windows. It can be installed as a separate application but comes bundled with programs as third-party offers as well. The program has come to some […]

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How to turn off birthday notifications on Google and Facebook

If you are on Facebook or on Google+ and have at least one friend or contact on the site, chance is that you receive birthday notifications. Birthday notifications are enabled on both […]

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Create custom bookmarks for individual videos in VLC

One of the few things that is still lacking in the popular media player VLC is support for playback resume. While there are some extensions available that add it to the player, […]

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Interesting information about Audio CD .cda files

Have you ever opened a music CD on your computer to play it using the computer's optical disc drive? This may be an automatic process depending on how you have configured your […]