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Download Windows 8 Consumer Preview ISO [32-bit & 64-bit]

Windows 8 Beta has just been launched. I wonder why Microsoft has named it Windows 8 Consumer Preview. I saw all the highlights of the presentation and was really impressed with the new features included in this release. Before saying anything I will have to download Windows 8 Consumer Preview and then install it on my test computer. I will write about it’s features very soon. Stay tuned. What are your thoughts about this?

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How to remove the ntde1ect.com and autorun.inf files

There is a Trojan/virus (either the Win32/Pacex virus or the Win32/PSW.Agent.NDP trojan) that uses the two files ntde1ect and autorun.inf Here is how you can get rid of them:

  • Open Task Manager and in Processes tab end explorer.exe and wscript.exe process
  • Open up File –> New Task (Run) in the Task manager
  • Type cmd and hit Enter
  • Type
    del /a:h /f c:\autorun.*
  • Go to your Windows\System32 directory by typing cd c:\windows\system32
    Type dir /a:h /f avp*.*
     If you see any files names avpo.dll or avpo.exe or avpo.exe, use the     

    Del /a:h /f avpo.exe

  • Open up File –> New Task (Run) in the Task manager, Type regedit
  • Navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
    If there are any entries for avpo.exe, delete them.
    Do a complete search of your registry for ntdelect.com and delete any entries you find.
  • To Restore Folder Options Settings, Navigate to
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\

          Explorer\Advanced\Folder\Hidden\SHOWALL

         Look at the “CheckedValue” key… This should be a DWORD key. If it isn’t,  delete the key.Create a new key called “CheckedValue” as a DWORD (hexadecimal) with a value of 1. The “Show hidden files & folders” check box should now work normally.

Yahoo Messenger 9 Beta

Have you tried Yahoo Messenger 9 yet? It was released last week but still in Beta.

For me, there are not many new features found in the new Yahoo Messenger 9 except the interface. You can choose your favourite skin from 7 skins available. The skins are nice but some people said that this new Yahoo Messenger uses more memory compares to the previous version. This new version also included with 6 new emoticons.

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Avast Antivirus 4.7

Avast Antivirus is one of the best antivirus software which i have ever come across.I have used Norton,Mcafee,Pc-cillin and AVG Antivirus but no one can match the performance of Avast.
It plus points are a very fast boot time(which is not possible in Norton),a regularly updated Virus database and above all it is free for home usage.Its size is about 16 mb and can be downloaded easily on dial up. Continue reading

2038 bug in UNIX

Yesterday, I was discussing with a friend about the 2038 bug in UNIX systems .. I thought why not share it with my valuable readers.

So what is 2038 bug? It is a time wrap bug .. if the time of UNIX machine reaches a certain value, it will restart itself to its initial value. And that certain value will occur in 2038. UNIX uses 31 bits for its time function and the remaining one bit is use as its sign.This means that when the second count reaches 2147483647, it will wrap to -2147483648 and the date will reset to 1901.

The precise date of this occurrence is Continue reading