What is a Rootkit Virus?

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What is a rootkit virus? Well those words alone sound scary and they most certainly can be.According to Wikipedia.orgA rootkit is a stealthy type of software, typically malicious, designed to hide the existence of certain processes or programs from normal methods of detection and enable … [Continue reading]

Hardware and Devices Computer Quiz Questions

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These computer quiz questions will test your knowledge about computer hardware and devices. For example, what video card is faster? Or this one, how much faster are 64-bit processors than 32-bit processors when the clock speeds (MHz) are equivalent? You will have to think about the answers to these … [Continue reading]

How To Transfer Files And Photos To A USB Flash Drive

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I know this sounds like a very basic task for some people, but trust me, there are people that need to know how to transfer files and photos to a USB drive.This is a very handy thing to know. This little trick will enable you to move a file from one computer to another,  backup important files, … [Continue reading]

Running Linux on a Windows PC

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Due to the overwhelmingly positive reviews that the Linux operating system has been getting in the recently, you might be curious to know more about this open source operating system offered by Linux. You might have heard that Linux is no longer the preserve of power users and can be easily operated … [Continue reading]

How To Use Pngcrush To Optimize PNG Images

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If you're a web designer or website owner you will know that website loading times are extremely important when a visitors comes to your website. In fact it is also important for search engine rankings as the search engines do not want to display slow websites. Therefore one way to ensure a fast … [Continue reading]

What is ActiveX Controls? How to Deal With Them?

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ActiveX was created by Microsoft in 1996. It provides means for software components to interact via the Object Linking and Embedding (OLE) and Component Object Model (COM) features. ActiveX was developed to allow content that originates from the Internet to afford more functionality by interacting … [Continue reading]

MBR Error Messages

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When you first turn on your computer, most people have no idea about the processes that are running, just to start your computer. there is built in software on your motherboard, commonly known as the BIOS, Basic input operating system. The BIOS will run a power on self test (POST), which will first … [Continue reading]