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How do I remove VirusHeal?

Thursday, June 28th, 2007
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Over the past week I've had a few questions along the lines of:

Question: How do I remove something called VirusHeal from my PC?

Here's how ...
The deal with VirusHeal is that it's a rebranded version of a rogue antispyware apps - specifically SpyHeal and SpywareQuake.  What VirusHeal does is offer a free antispyware scanner and then [...]

Speed up Windows Vista’s Flip3D

Wednesday, June 6th, 2007

Question:  Is there a way to make the Windows Vista Flip3D feature less sluggish?  On my desktop PC I’m finding that it’s nice and smooth but things are different on my notebook.

If you have access to Windows Vista and you’ve not yet tried the Flip3D ALT+TAB replacement, you really should.  Go on, press Windows Key [...]

Can sticking a dead hard drive in the freezer help bring it back to life?

Monday, May 28th, 2007

Question: I've heard a rumor that sticking a dead hard drive in the freezer for a few hours might bring the drive back to life.  Any truth in this?

It can, temporarily.  It also depends what's wrong with the drive in the first place.  See, it's a bit like saying that you can start a dead [...]

Help me get my Internet Explorer 7 menu bar back!!!

Thursday, May 24th, 2007

Question: I've shifted from Windows XP to Windows Vista and one thing that really annoys me is the fact that IE7 doesn't have the menu bar displayed.  How do I get it back?

There are two ways to get the menu bar back - a temporary way and a permanent way.
The temporary way
The temporary way is [...]

Are my hard drives running hot?

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2007

Question: How can I tell, without opening my PC up, if my hard drives are running hot?

The best hard drive monitor that I’ve tried is from a company called PassMark Software and it’s called DiskCheckup . 

PassMark DiskCheckup™ allows the user to monitor the SMART attributes of a particular hard disk drive. SMART ( Self Monitoring [...]

How do you know that Internet Explorer 7 is running under Protected Mode?

Monday, May 21st, 2007

Question:  I'm kinda paranoid about security.  How can I tell that Internet Explorer 7 is running under Protected Mode?

Good question!
First off, to be protected by Protected Mode (which is a mode where Internet Explorer's access to the file system is restricted) you must be running Internet Explorer 7 on Windows Vista.  Other browsers on Vista [...]

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