Windows

  • SOLVED: Internet Explorer 11 Not Responding

    Internet Explorer is the resident internet browser for all versions of the Windows Operating System that came before Windows 10. Internet Explorer is the browser that came with Windows computers out of the box until it was replaced with Microsoft Edge when Windows 10 hit the shelves. While IE may…

  • Fix: Remove Ask Toolbar

    Ask is usually installed without your input/knowledge because that is the way it is designed to function, hence it is classed as a PUP a “Potentially Unwanted Program” and a browser hijacker. Technically, ask! is not a virus, but a sort of malware it is not detected by the anti-virus…

  • SOLVED: Current Security Settings Do Not Allow This File to Be Downloaded

    Sometimes, when trying to download a file while using Internet Explorer, you may receive the following error message: “Your current security settings do not allow this file to be downloaded”. In most cases, affected users see this error message while trying to download files from websites that aren’t trusted, but this error…

  • Fix: Powershell has stopped working

    The error “Powershell has stopped working” is caused by a virus (poweliks) on your computer. You are likely experiencing the computer at it’s peak levels of slowness. Unlike other sites, i test my solutions very carefully before posting them so i’ll come straight to the solution now. Before you begin,…

  • How to Edit The Hosts File On Windows 7/8 and 10

    The hosts file in Windows is used to map the IP address to a domain. It can be used to block access to domains, by mapping the host name to an incorrect ip address or a local ip address. If a host is mapped in the host file, Windows will not…

  • Fix: Couldn’t Load XPCOM

    The error “Couldn’t load XPCOM” is usually caused by Windows Updates. Though there are several methods on the internet to fix the issue the one in this guide is by far the easiest I’ve found. In order to proceed with this method, you  will need to use Internet Explorer (that…

  • Fix: Links Won’t Open in Windows Live Mail

    If you cannot open links in windows live mail, that is probably due to program associations being messed up. You can change the default programs associations back by following the steps listed below. 1. Click on the Start button and type Default Programs in the search. 2. From the list…

  • Answered – How do subnetting and CIDR addresses work?

    CIDR stands for Classless Inter-Domain Routing. CIDR was developed in the 1990s as a standard scheme for routing network traffic across the Internet. Why Use CIDR? Before CIDR technology was developed, Internet routers managed network traffic based on the class of IP addresses. In this system, the value of an…

  • Fix: Errors 0x80070643 and 0x8004ff82

    This error is usually a result of left-overs files, registry entries and firewall settings from a previous anti-virus protection software. Unfortunately, it is a bit difficult for a new bie to trace the left-overs of anti-virus softwares, which is the reason why “i am writing” this guide – it will…

  • Step By Step Guide to Adjust Brightness after Upgrading to Windows 8.1

    It has been reported by some that after upgrading to Windows 8.1, the ability to adjust the brightness stops working. Pressing the brightness keys on the keyboard would show that the brightness level was going up or down, but nothing actually changed on the screen. If you are experiencing this issue,…

  • Fixing The Blue Screen Of Death

    The Blue Screen Of Death is commonly known as BSoD, bluescreen and stop error which occurs after the system encounters a fatal error and is not able to recover itself. This  screen can occur due to a number of reasons and needs to be diagnosed to pin down the exact cause which is what you’d need to do…

  • How to Setup Dual Monitors

    In need of extra screen space? Having two monitors or multiple monitors increases productivity by expanding the amount of on-screen space. In this guide, we will walk you through all the required steps that will get you started with your dual monitor setup. First, let’s take a look at what…

  • Fix: Remove Trovi Browser Hijacker

    Removing Trovi From Your Computer When you install free ad-supported applications from the internet they usually come bundled with free programs, containing toolbars, browser hijackers which infects your system with PUPs (Potentially Unwanted Programs) such as Trovi. Once your system is infected with with a browser hijacker like “trovi”, you’ll not…

  • Step By Step Guide To Fix Limited Connectivity In Windows XP/Vista/7/8

    This error is a common indication of problems arising from the Wi-Fi adapter or the router. It does not means that your wireless adapter is disabled, it means that the device cannot communicate the way it needs to with the router. If your other wirelesss devices are already connected to…

  • Step By Step Guide To Install Microsoft Teredo Tunneling Adapter

    To understand what the Teredo Tunneling is, you first need to know what an IPv4 and IPv6 is. IPv4 is an IP Protocol that assigns our computers with a unique address which is our identity to communicate with the world over the internet. Most of us, are on the IPv4…

  • How To Remove the USB Shortcut Virus

    USB Shortcut Virus is a virus that attaches itself to a file on USB devices such as Memory Card, and Pen-Drives. It uses windows VBScript. These are scripts that can be run on any windows platform to automate certain tasks. It works by turning files in your (Removable media) to…

  • Fix: Restore Files on a Flash Drive Hidden by Virus

    When a virus infects a Flash Drive it some times hides the files you had in there. What these viruses usually do is modify the attributes and parameters of the folders which hides the files. It is very simple to revert the attributes to view the hidden files. However, if…

  • How to Restore Your AOL Profile

    It is quiet common for your AOL desktop to get corrupted and as a result you reinstall without knowing that you will end up losting your favorites, signature, saved passwords and other settings. Luckily, AOL keeps a copy of your PFC (Personal Filing Cabinet) which would help you restore everything…

  • Share Folders Between Windows 7/8 and Windows 10 (Step by Step)

    In Windows 10, the option of File and Folder Settings has changed. The reason behind it is the removal of the HomeGroup Icon. This HomeGroup Icon was available in Windows 7 and Windows 8. Therefore, it is difficult for users to navigate the correct options of sharing Files and Folders…

  • Fix: Remove Zeus Trojan From Your Computer

    Zeus referred as “Zbot” is a trojan which makes your computer part of the BOTnet thereby allowing hackers to access any thing from your PC, use your PC to launch execute malicious activities and access your private information. If infected by this trojan, you may also start noticing problems with your…

  • Fix: Your Laptop Will Not Turn On

    This is one of the most common problems that occurs with Laptops. There are several reasons but to rule out specific cause it has to be checked and all of the following methods must be attempted. You can stop at the method that works for you. In this  guide, I…

  • Fix: Apps In Windows 8 Are Offline

    Many people have encountered this issue OR will encounter at some point during their use of Windows 8/8.1. Unfortunately, there is no fixed reason anyone has come up yet with why your apps would suddenly go offline possibly because there isn’t a single fix for this issue. However, it is…

  • How To Register A Domain Name

    Domain name  is like a unique address and a representation of your presence on the web with which people identify your business. In the ever-changing era of technology many of us and the rest of the world have become so used to the internet that we want everything to be available…

  • Changing Auto-Save Interval In Word 2013

    Word 2013’s default auto-save interval is set to 5 minutes. For some, this is not helpful and for  some it is very helpful. Depending on your requirements you may adjust these settings to either turn it off completely OR change it’s interval. Follow the steps below to begin: 1. Click…

  • How to Configure Any Linksys Router

    In this guide we take a look at configuring any Linksys router. Your router will need to be connected to your existing broadband modem/router/device. Connecting your Linksys Router To The Modem Ensure that the power adapter is plugged into the Linksys Router and the power outlet. Once this is done, power up the…