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A phone call with a scammer!

Nuisance Caller

No doubt you will have heard of spam, phishing, viruses and trojans by now. After all they are constantly a threat to our security and it is the main reason why we have firewalls and anti-viruses on our computers. Threats are not entirely computer based though you may be also subject to telephone calls from people pretending to be from your ISP or even from Microsoft themselves! Be aware of the scammer!

Comodo Internet Security Installation Error 1603

Security Padlock

I have been using Comodo Internet Security since it’s initial release and it just keeps getting better and better. However whilst trying to install the most recent version 4.0 which was released on March 03 2010 I encountered an installation error 1603. Naturally I cleared all the junk files, disabled unnecessary services, cleared the registry and still couldn’t get it to work until I came across a handy clean up tool which cleans up leftover data from the previous installations.

Synchronise Your Computers and Your Life!

Syncronise

Do you ever find running multiple computers, Operating systems and browsers tedious? Especially now that most people have access to 2 computers or more. Maybe you are using one main computer and need access to certain files from another or you are using portable software or even your mobile phone. Here are a few tips on how to keep organised with a combination of software and web apps. Synchronise your computers and your life!

Mouse Buttons Not Working With Eclipse or Aptana!

Eclipse

I recently updated to latest version of Linux Mint 8 and after installing Aptana, my favourite IDE, I noticed that my mouse buttons would not work when trying to click buttons. I tried re-installing the software and trying eclipse but it still didn’t work. I found a shell script on Google to solve a gtk bug, unfortunately the link is now dead but luckily I added the code below. I have eclipse installed in my home folder under .eclipse. Here is a little tutorial on how you write that script.

Backup Your Firefox Profile Manually

Mozilla Firefox

The browser is one of the most used pieces of software used today and believe me there is nothing worse than losing all of your data if your computer suddenly crashes or your data becomes corrupted. There are tools that will backup your Firefox profiles for you but this can be time consuming. I use a method will backup the entire folder with everything in it from passwords, extensions to favourites and its so simple anyone can do it. I will show you how to do this in Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7 and also Linux Mint.

Open Source Gems

Open Source Details

Everybody has heard of open source and may have used popular software such as Firefox, Thunderbird, Libre office, Eclipse, Filezilla, GIMP and Audacity. Here are some gems that you may or may not heard of that do a good job for free.

Speed Up Vista! Part 2

Microsoft Logo

Welcome to Speed up Vista part 2.  This section is also relevant to those that have XP or Windows 7 & 10. In Speed up Vista Part 1 we have speeded up our system so far by turning off system services that are not needed. In this section, we will look at other ways to speed up your computer by cleaning the registry, temporary files, startup entries and defragmentation.