Archive for January, 2009

Win32.Conficker.A Worm

January 28th, 2009

I had a very tiring day today — thanks to this win32:conficker worm. I had to scan all 20 computers in my network, including the server, four hours before the café opened. I woke up 5:00 AM — quite a remarkable feat for me, who usually wakes 9:30 in the morning.

It wasn’t until yesterday that I noticed I had been infected by this notorious Worm. It spreads through flash drives by infecting autorun.inf and targets an entire network.

Here’s a step by step guide on how to remove this virus on your network. Read more…

Software and Programs

The Much Awaited GDrive

January 26th, 2009

It’s been years since the speculation about GDrive spread on the internet, but lately more compelling evidence about Google really digging into Online Storage surfaced. As we all know, Microsoft has SkyDrive and Apple has Mobile Me and Google has been reportedly eyeing for the same service with a twist that Gdrive will act as any other hard drive attached to your computer. GDrive service may also provide anyone (who trusts Google) a universally accessible network share that spans across operating systems. Read more…

Tech News

Youtube Begins Experimenting With Downloadable Videos

January 19th, 2009

Red ball bouncing
Software that can download videos from Youtube has been around for quite some time now. Some records poorly, others being plain fake. I remember using one that doesn’t work. But news about Youtube experimenting on downloadable videos is a welcome development for this company that evolved from a mere site for goofing around on camera, to being an effective platform for activism and in public communication furthering the careers of creative people and popularity seekers. Read more…

Tech News

Taking Care of your Laptop

January 10th, 2009

With the integration of Linux Operating System in the market, laptops are becoming so reasonably priced that owning one is available to just about everyone. However they are not toys and need some thoughtful care. Here are some tips on how to keep your beloved machine in tip-top shape. Read more…

PC Troubleshooting and Basic Repair

DIY: Reformatting Your PC

January 2nd, 2009

For most computer users, “format” is a scary word. Yet, there are times that this option can prove helpful. For example, you should consider reformatting your hard drive and starting over if the MBR or Master Boor Record is damaged or if a virus has decimated a great deal of data on your drive. It can also be of great help when you’re experiencing System Distress, Data Loss or Corruption, Incorrect Settings, and Software or Hardware Failure. It is also the easiest and simplest way to restore your beloved machine to its brand new state. Read more…

Software and Programs