Added IE9 Features and What They Mean for Users?

Posted by cyber-geek | Posted in Computer Maintenance | Posted on 18-03-2011

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IE9 got released on 14 Mar’ 2011 at the South by Southwest Interactive Festival (SXSW) in Austin, Texas. Microsoft announces that IE9 as not only fastest, most standards-compliant version of IE yet, but also as one that can stand up and compete on features and looks with Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Apple Safari, and the Opera browser. Few interesting features of IE9 stands as follows:

How to Disable Autorun Feature in Windows PC

Posted by cyber-geek | Posted in Computer Maintenance | Posted on 07-02-2011

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Your network might seem well protected with all the security measures you have taken from direct attacks. But a whopping 25 percent of malware today is developed to spread through USB devices. Infection through USB drives spreads undetectable into the network and makes it harder to deal with later.

The autorun feature in Windows will simply make the operating system execute anything it is told to execute by an… Continue reading

Importance of Updating Adobe Flash Player

Posted by cyber-geek | Posted in Computer Maintenance | Posted on 22-10-2010

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Flash has enabled the addition of animation, interactivity and video to web pages. According to a report, Flash as a format is used in around 95% of the PCs worldwide. Adobe Flash Player is very popular among the flash players with Adobe claiming that around 99.3% of the US web users having installed it in their web browsers. However… Continue reading

Ideal NTFS Formatting in Windows

Posted by cyber-geek | Posted in Computer Maintenance | Posted on 10-03-2010

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The advanced features of NTFS (New Technology File System) like recoverability in the event of a system failure, file compression, security controls for files, EFS (Encryption File System), Disk Space Quota management, etc., has made it preferable over FAT file system. Unless in situations like using multiple-boot configuration – NTFS is an ideal file system to use for your hard drive.

Before Formatting an NTFS volume

Why Should We Run Windows Updates Regularly?

Posted by cyber-geek | Posted in Computer Maintenance | Posted on 27-11-2009

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win-updateSecurity updates are delivered on the second Tuesday of each month, which is called “Patch Tuesday”, but security updates can be delivered whenever a software update is required to prevent an exploit targeting Windows users. Windows Update can be configured to install updates automatically, to ensure that a computer is always up-to-date and not vulnerable to computer worms… Continue reading

Should I Migrate to Windows 7?

Posted by cyber-geek | Posted in Computer Maintenance | Posted on 11-09-2009

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Windows 7 OS is scheduled to be available to the public market in just over a month. There are many doubts and apprehensions about the capability of this OS as its earlier version Vista is a failure. It seems Microsoft has given enough weight this time to what the Windows users really wanted – a simpler and friendly OS. Windows 7 has