Saturday, January 11, 2014

Monitor and Cut the Internet Connection of Others that are Connected to your Wifi Network

There is one powerful application that can do this both. And that is Netcut. You can get it from here.

Netcut's official website is http://www.arcai.com. You can check it out if you want to learn more about the software.

How to use:

After downloading the software, install and run it as Admin. You should see this after,


Wait for the label "Ready" on the Cut-off button. You can see all that are connected to your wifi network in Green texts.

If you wish to cut a device connected to your network, just highlight it and click the Cut-Off button. You can also use the Resume button if you want to get the device's connection back.

There's another application too to protect you from this software, the NetCut Defender. You can get it from here.

Install it and run it as Admin. You just have to click the button Protect and wait for the confirmation.

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Control other Computers Remotely

Can't troubleshoot your computer and want to ask for help from others that are only available on the internet? Let them control your PC!

The easiest way to do that is to install TeamViewer. Get it from here.

Install and run it.


If you want others to control your Pc, give them your ID and Password.

If you're the one who will control other's Pc remotely, ask for his ID and Password.

Enter your Partner's ID, and click "Connect to Partner".

Enter his password.

Wait for it to connect and you should see his desktop right on your Pc.

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Recover storage space of Flash disks or Secure Digital Card (SD)

Bought a 2gb usb flash disk and suddenly it turned 1gb? You can use Diskpart command to recover unallocated space.

For XP users, you must log in to an account with Admin Privileges. Then go to Start. Click run, type cmd. For Win 7/8 users, Go to Start, type cmd in the search bar. Right click the result and choose Run As Admin.

Now you're in cmd. Type:

Diskpart
listdisk
select disk 1 (assuming your fd/sd is in number 1 according to the list)
clean
create partition primary
exit.


It should look like this:

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Diskpart


Microsoft DiskPart version 6.2.9200

Copyright (C) 1999-2012 Microsoft Corporation. 
On computer: COMPUTER

DISKPART> list disk

  Disk ###  Status         Size     Free     Dyn  Gpt 
  --------  -------------  -------  -------  ---  --- 
  Disk 0    Online          160 GB      0 B 
  Disk 1    Online         2 GB          0 MB

DISKPART> select disk 1

Disk 1 is now the selected disk.

DISKPART> clean

DiskPart succeeded in cleaning the disk.

DISKPART> create partition primary

DiskPart succeeded in creating the specified partition.

DISKPART> exit
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Then format your fd/sd in My Computer / Computer window. Right click your fd/sd and choose format. Click Start.

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Saturday, January 4, 2014

Bootable Flash Disk (Usb) for Windows Installer

Requirements:
Windows Installer
Flash Disk 2gb or up depending on your installer.
WintoFlash

There are many free utilities out there to do this like Rufus / Unetbootin / etc. But i will explain on how to do this using WinToFlash. You can get it from here.

Make a New Folder and extract it from there. The program is portable so you don't have to install it.

Open WinToFlash.exe. You should see this


Click Windows Setup Transfer Wizard and then press Next. You should see this after.


Configure Windows files path, just browse for where your Windows Installer is located. If it is an ISO/RAR/ZIp file, tick the box labeled Use ISO, RAR, etc.

Configure USB drive:, choose from drop-down menu and Select the Usb drive you will put the installer in.

Press Next and wait for it to Finish.

Now go to your Bios Setup and Boot from your Usb Flash Disk.

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Friday, January 3, 2014

Show files in flash disks/external hd that are hidden by a virus

There is a possibility that your files have been deleted. So we have to check it first.

Go to "My Computer" for XP or just "Computer" in Windows 7/8. Right click the drive letter assigned to your flash disk or external hd. Choose Properties. Check the "Used Space". If it's not 0, then there are some files using it, even if you can't see it inside the flash disks window. We can then proceed on Unhiding/Showing it.

But first, we have to consider that your flash disk/external hd is infected by a virus. What we want to do is to get rid of the virus first. Update your Antivirus and Run a full scan. Why a full scan? Because since your flash disk/external hd is inserted to your computer, we can then assume that your computer is also infected. Then showing the files would be just for temporary because the virus will hide it again. So we have to remove the virus first.

If you don't have an antivirus installed in your system, i recommend using the free version of Malwarebytes.

After installing the product, you have to manually uncheck the first box that says "Enable Trial Version", we don't need that. We only need the free one. Update it, Run a Full system Scan including the flash disk/external hd.

We can now proceed on showing your files. Go to command prompt. (or Run then type cmd, enter). While on command prompt, type attrib -h -r -s /s /d G:\*.*. Replace the letter G depending on what your flash disk/external hd letter is assigned to. Ex. If it is F: on "My Computer"'s window, it would be attrib -h -r -s /s /d F:\*.*.

Then open your flash disk, You can now see your files.

Another way is to use the Folder Options. For XP, open your flash disk or external hd. Then Click Tools on the upper part of the window. Choose Folder Options > View Tab > Tick Show Hidden files and Folders and Uncheck Hide protected operating system files. You will be prompted with a warning, just choose Yes and Apply. You can now see your files.

For Windows 7/8, open your flash disk or external hd. Click Organize on the top-left corner of the window. 
Choose Folder Options > View Tab > Tick Show Hidden files and Folders and Uncheck Hide protected operating system files. You will be prompted with a warning, just choose Yes and Apply. You can now see your files. 

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How to perform Clean Uninstallation of Programs on Windows

Every time you uninstall a program, there are cases that not all files are removed. That's why sometimes we want to perform a Clean Uninstallation.

I will provide the easiest and fastest way on how to do this.

First, there are a number of free utilities you can use. But these two are the most efficient and effective that are tested by many other users worldwide.

The Free Revo Uninstaller and Iobit Uninstaller

You can choose on what you want to use.

Download Revo Uninstaller (Free)

Donwload Iobit Uninstaller (Free)


How to use Revo

Download the link above. Install it. You can then see all the programs that are installed in your system. Once you have chosen a program to uninstall, Revo will then run the uninstaller bundled in your program's installer. If the program you are removing requires you to restart, it is important to choose No, or Restart Later so Revo can then Scan for leftovers. After the scan, you can check for the registry entries that are found by Revo, or you can just choose Select All then Delete. After the registry entries, it will then continue to scan for leftover files. You can check the files that are found, or just press Select All and  Delete. Some files that are still running in the background will not be deleted. You will have to restart the computer to continue cleaning the files.

Iobit Uninstaller works like Revo. It also has a user-friendly GUI and you can easily understand how it works.

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