Friday, June 24, 2011
Photos are the most fascinating possession of any person. When we feel to capture the precious moment of life for a long time then we simply take pictures using our Camera. We generally use to take pictures in some occasions, parties or in those moments when we are happy. In future when we see those pictures and memorize those moments, we feel the same as we felt at the time of taking picture. So a picture is attached with our emotions. Today Digital Camera is in fashion since they have amazing capacities and features that are capable to capture great pictures. Digital cameras are used worldwide by professionals. Problems occur when we accidentally delete photos and pictures or they get corrupted and due to other causes. Since the pictures are not physical till they are not printed on the Paper or other physical thing, the chances of corruption will always with them. So you need a solution that can take back all those lost and deleted photos, pictures to its original condition. But you may not know whether lost, deleted, and formatted pictures, photos, and images can be recovered or not.
It is possible to recover lost/deleted/formatted pictures, photos & images
It is a common misconception among people that pictures, photos, and images once get lost, deleted, and formatted they will be lost forever. Actually, this conception is wrong. Taking deleted pictures for example. When you accidentally deleted pictures from hard drives by emptying trash bin, carelessly press “Delete” button on your digital media, or accidentally delete pictures from USB drives and other storage media, those deleted pictures are not lost permanently. These pictures are still stored on your Mac machine or digital media memory card, etc. They are just not accessible or visible because the file pointer which says where the pictures is got deleted. As long as the pictures are not overwritten, it is definitely possible to recover pictures, photos, and images on Mac withphoto recovery for Mac. The software thoroughly scans the hard drive to trace the lost and deleted pictures, photos and images.
The easy way to recover lost/deleted/formatted pictures, photos & images
Recovering lost/deleted/formatted pictures, photos & images used to be complicated and expensive. We had to turn to recovery specialists or companies for help. Thankfully, now on the market there are many picture recovery tools which can retrieve pictures with ease. Using a third-party photo recovery software makes sense as this kind of software can perform digital photo recovery for almost all picture loss scenarios such as formatting, deleting, file system corruption, virus inflection, inaccessible picture from memory card, SD card, digital camera, USB drive, mobile phone, PC, Mac machine, iPod and other storage media. What you need to do is just following up simple steps provided by the wizard design, no any prior special tech skill needed.
Factors to be considered for a best Mac photo recovery
1. File Types
Make sure that the Mac photo recovery software can recover photos from these entire file extensions such as JPG, JPEG, BMP, PNG, TIF, TIFF, JPG, GIF, etc. as well as RAW format used by most of digital cameras.
2. Storage Devices
The Mac photo recovery software should recover photos from a broad range of storage devices such as Mac hard disk drive, USB hard drive, SD Card, CF Card, XD Card, Memory Stick, external Zip drive, etc.
3. Data Loss Scenarios
Since data loss can happen due to formatting, deleting, virus inflection, system corruption, power failure, resetting factory setting, and other situations. The Mac photo recovery software you selected should be capable of recovering photos from any of these scenarios.
4. Preview Function
Check if the Mac photo recovery software allows you to preview the pictures before recovery. The thumbnail will give you a firsthand experience about the capability of the software, let you evaluate the demo version of the software before buying it and also allow you to recover photos efficiently.
iDisksoft Photo Recovery for Mac is the best Mac photo recovery software
iDisksoft Photo Recovery for Mac is a reliable and comprehensive Mac photo recovery software which can recover lost, deleted, formatted and inaccessible pictures, photos, images, videos and music files. It provides complete Mac photo recovery from Mac based hard drives, iPods (except iPod Touch), USB drives, digital cameras, flash card and other media storage devices. What’s more, it supports various picture formats as well as RAW formats. With easy-to-use interface, users can recover photos on Mac at great ease just by few mouse clicks. Preview thumbnail lets you enjoy Mac photo recovery and evaluate the recovery quality in advance. This photo recovery software is designed to recover photo on Mac to run on the Mac Operating System. It is a all in one software that can recover pictures, photos, images from all the external Drives like Digital camera, USB Cards, Memory sticks, SD/XD Cards, Multimedia chips, and from hard disks. This application was developed since people were facing the problems like photo corruption, deletion or photo lost, due to
1. Accidental formatting of media
2. Accidental deletion of pictures
3. Misuse of memory cards
4. Corruption in memory card or computer’s hard drive
5. Usage of memory drives in different computers
Features of iDisksoft Photo Recovery for Mac
1. It can work with all the latest and standard digital camera, cards & readers
2. An interactive and user friendly interface for better user experience
3. It can recover data from deleted/lost/formatted/corrupted media
4. It provide the complete exhaustive scan for complete photo recovery
5. Many file format support for different digital camera
6. It supports the physical disk & logical drive
7. It can show the preview of the images that are present on the corrupted disk.
8. Easy to use to Recover Mac photos with only simple steps, No any recovery skills needed.
Steps to recover pictures, photos & images on Mac with iDisksoft Photo Recovery for Mac
Step 1: Run and select photo recovery mode.
Step 2: Select file location and file type
Step 3: Preview the recoverable photos and select the ones you want to recover.
Step 4: Select a recovery path to save the recoverable photos.
Now, you have got this easy way to recover your lost, deleted, and formatted photos, images, and pictures after following this article. As you know, there will be many possible situations, for which you may lose your memorable photos, pictures, and images from your Mac. No matter what, just try this powerful photo recovery software - iDisksoft Photo Recovery for Mac to make it easy to recover your data. Not only photos but also video and audio files from Mac OS based hard drive, iPod (except iPod Touch), USB drive, digital camera and other storage media can be recovered by iDisksoft Photo Recovery for Mac with the simple step by step wizard even easily to use for beginners.
You may have heard of the ‘Blue Screen of Death’ but haven’t experienced it yourself. It is better to know the reasons behind this crash so that when it happens you are in a position to fix it. If you see on the screen “Fatal error: the system has become unstable or is busy”, “enter to return to Windows or press Control+Alt+Delete to restart your computer. If you do this you will lose any unsaved information in all open applications”. This is the infamous blue screen of death. This could happen due to any of these following reasons:
Hardware Problem: Computer consists of different hardware such as Printer, mouse, flash drive etc. Windows assigns an IRQ number for each of these hardware. When due to some reasons more than one hardware use the same IRQ this will result in a crash. In order to find if you have any hardware conflicts you can goto the ‘Device Manager’ in your computer properties. (Start-Settings->Control Panel –> System->Device manager), an yellow exclamation mark will be placed against the hardware that has a conflict. You can resolve this by selecting the device, uninstalling and reinstalling it again.
RAM memory: When you upgrade RAM memory, if you have two unmatched RAM cards or a RAM card that is not compatible with your motherboard, then a “Fatal Exception Error” will occur when you start the computer. If you are technically savvy then you may try to fix this by going to BIOS settings and editing the ‘Wait state’ of RAM or you can replace the cards with the same speed and capacity.
Hard Disk Drive: After using the computer for a few months or years, the hard disk gets fragmented with temporary files, or fragmented files. This will result in slowness of hard disk and may even result in computer crash eventually. You can maintain your harddisk by defragmenting your hard disk frequently and deleting unwanted files.
Video Card: If you see “Fatal OE exceptions and VXD errors” then it is due to the video card. To solve this reduce the video display resolution. You can do so by going to the control panel and display settings. Choose the correct screen resolution to match your monitor and change the color settings to 16 bit or match it with your monitor.
Virus: Most of the computer crash is due to Virus infection in your computer. You should install or enable windows firewall and install an Anti virus application to prevent unwanted virus applications infecting your computer.
Printer: Sometimes you may notice that the computer crashes whenever you try to print something. This is due to low memory buffer in the printer. Therefore when you send a lot of data to the printer or if you have multiple applications open and you print at the same time, this may happen. Unplug the printer from power outlet for 10 minutes and connect back again. Close other programs and try to print again.
Software: If a particular software is not installed properly or is not complete then it may result in a crash when you try to start that software. You have to uninstall such software properly. Otherwise some entries may still be in the registry referring to that software and result in instability of the computer. You can use registry cleaning software to clean your registries frequently.
Heat: Computers have inbuilt fans to cool down the processors. You can control the CPU speed from your BIOS settings. If the speed is set to higher than the normal CPU speed, this may result in overheating of the CPU which will result in Kernel Error.
Power Supply: Use UPS to regulate the power supply to your computer. This will reduce the chances of your computer crashing.
Many have asked me this question. In every computer key board, you will see this ‘Print Screen’ button. The basic functionality of this ‘KEY’ is to capture the snap shot (screen Shot) of the current screen you are viewing in your monitor and save it as an image file. It is like taking a photo of your monitor screen. Once you click this ‘Print screen’ button the screen image is captured and stored in the clip board (computer memory). Then you can use the ‘Ctrl + V’ buttons together to paste it into any image processing software such as ‘MS Paint’, ‘Adobe Photoshop’ or any other Office applications such as Word, Excel or powerpoint. Once you paste it into any of these applications you can save it and then use the image later for any purpose. Here are the steps to use print screen feature.
- To capture the entire screen image from your monitor exactly as it looks, then in your key board look for the ‘Prt Sc’ button and click it once.
- Then as mentioned above, open any applications such as MS Paint etc and paste it. You can paste by pressing ‘Ctrl + V’ button together or using the ‘Edit->paste’ menu option.
- You will see the exact screen image inside the MS Paint application as an image.
- You can now, re-size it, modify it if required and save it under any name you want for later retrieval.
- If you have opened more than one windows in the screen and you want to capture the snap shot of just one window and not the entire screen, then press ‘Alt’ key while pressing the ‘Prt Sc’ button. This will capture the image of the active window.
OK now you have mastered the art of print screen. But why do you need this. The most common use of this feature is to capture ‘Error messages’ in applications for your support engineers to see later.
WHAT IS MALWARE ?
Malware, short for malicious software, is programming (code, scripts, active content, and other software) designed to disrupt or deny operation, gather information that leads to loss of privacy or exploitation, gain unauthorized access to system resources, and other abusive behavior.The expression is a general term used by computer professionals to mean a variety of forms of hostile, intrusive, or annoying software or program code.
Having Safe Digital Life :
[First Step] always update your Os & use Latest Release
For latest Os Releas From microsoft : www.microsoft.com/Windows
You can Use this to Update your Windows : windowsupdate.microsoft.com
Windows Update is a service provided by Microsoft that provides updates for the Microsoft Windows operating system and its installed components, including Internet Explorer. An optional feature disables access to Windows Update, enabling instead access to Microsoft Update, an expanded version of the service which provides updates not just for the operating system and Internet Explorer, but also for other Microsoft software running under Windows, such as Microsoft Office, Windows Live applications, and Microsoft Expression Studio. Updates are normally provided over an Internet connection, although there is provision for updates to be installed on computers without an Internet connection.
Security updates or critical updates eliminate vulnerability to known malware and security exploits. Other updates correct errors and enhance functionality.
Security updates are routinely provided on the second Tuesday of each month, Patch Tuesday, but can be provided whenever a new update is urgently required to prevent a newly discovered or prevalent exploit targeting Windows users. Windows Update can be configured to install critical updates automatically so long as the computer is connected to the Internet, without the user needing to install them manually, or even be aware that an update is required
[Second Step] Use Trusted Firewall - Antivirus
Always use Alternate Firewall/Antivirus instead of windows Firewall or Defender ( Disable Both of them – Windows Firewall & Defender )
Here Is a Small list Antivirus/Firewall that u can use :
avast! Free Antivirus
AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition
Avira AntiVir Personal
BitDefender Antivirus Pro
BullGuard Internet Security
CA Anti-Virus Plus Anti-Spyware
Dr.Web anti-virus for Windows
ESET NOD32 Antivirus
G Data AntiVirus
Immunet Protect Plus
Kaspersky Internet Security
McAfee AntiVirus Plus
McAfee Internet Security
Microsoft Security Essentials
Norman Antivirus & Antispyware
Outpost Antivirus Pro
Panda Antivirus Pro
Panda Cloud Antivirus Pro
Preventon Antivirus Free
Quick Heal AntiVirus
Sophos Endpoint Security and Control (Anti-Virus)
Trend Micro Internet Security
Trend Micro Titanium Antivirus+
Webroot Antivirus with Spy Sweeper
-Always Use Latest Version of Security Apps
-Update your virus definitions regularly
-Don’t run more than one real time Antivirus together.
-Don’t use illegal keys/cracks/serials for antivirus , try to purchase legal version from manufactured sites
-Get immediate protection. Configure your antivirus software to boot automatically on start-up and run at all times. This will provide you back-up protection in case you forget to scan an attachment, or decide not to. And in case you forget to boot up your antivirus software, configuring it to start by itself will ensure you get immediate protection anyway.
-Run a Virus Scan ( quick scan ) once in a week & Run FULL Scan once in a month
[third Step] Use Secure Browser
Mozilla Firefox : http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/
Chrome : www.google.com/chrome
Safari : www.apple.com/safari/
IE9-Internet Explorer 9 ( Not Old Versions ! Only Latest ) : www.microsoft.com/IE9
Have One of Anti-viruses Rescue Disk , it’s a live cd which help you when u need them !
Here is a small list of Rescue Disks , I will complete this list later :
Kaspersky Rescue Disk
Avira AntiVir Rescue System
AVG Rescue CD
F-Secure Rescue CD
BitDefender Rescue CD
norton rescue disk
avast rescue disk
-Start running under a limited user account (XP) or keep UAC enabled (Vista/Win 7)
-Use Your windows in virtual environment to avoid writing data to the hard drive so it prevents malwares from making permanent changes to other programs and data in your computer. You can use Sandbox security software
- Some Antivirus/firewalls have this option like “Safe Run” in Kaspersky
HOW TO REMOVE Malwares When Infected
What if my computer is infected?
Unfortunately, it may happen occasionally that the antivirus installed in your computer with its latest updates is incapable of detecting a new virus, worm or a Trojan. Sadly but true: no antivirus protection software gives you a 100% guarantee of complete security. If your computer does get infected, you need to determine the fact of infection, identify the infected file and send it to the vendor whose product missed the malicious program and failed to protect your computer.
However, users on their own are typically unable to detect that their computer got infected unless aided by antivirus solutions. Many worms and Trojans typically do not reveal their presence in any way. By way of exception, some Trojans do inform the user directly that their computer has been infected – they may encrypt the user’s personal files so as to demand a ransom for the decryption utility. However, a Trojan typically installs itself secretly in the system, often employs special disguising methods and also covertly does its activity. So, the fact of infection can be detected by indirect evidence only.
Symptoms of infection
An increase in the outgoing web traffic is the general indication of an infection; this applies to both individual computers and corporate networks. If no users are working in the Internet in a specific time period (e.g. at night), but the web traffic continues, this could mean that somebody or someone else is active on the system, and most probably that is a malicious activity. In a firewall is configured in the system, attempts by unknown applications to establish Internet connections may be indicative of an infection. Numerous advertisement windows popping up while visiting web-sites may signal that an adware in present in the system. If a computer freezes or crashes frequently, this may be also related to a malware activity. Such malfunctions are more often accounted for by hardware or software malfunctions rather than a virus activity. However, if similar symptoms simultaneously occur on multiple or numerous computers on the network, accompanied by a dramatic increase in the internal traffic, this is very likely caused by a network worm or a backdoor Trojan spreading across the network.
An infection may be also indirectly evidenced by non-computer related symptoms, such as bills for telephone calls that nobody made or SMS messages that nobody sent. Such facts may indicate that a phone Trojan is active in the computer or the cell phone. If unauthorized access has been gained to your personal bank account or your credit card has bee used without your authorization, this may signal that a spyware has intruded into your system.
Update your computer’s operating system. For Windows operating systems, click the Start Menu button. Select "All programs," and then select "Windows updates." Your computer will automatically detect any important updates you may need to install. Visit microsoft.com to install the latest updates for your computer.
[Tip-First Step] Use an available online scanner. Many of the major AV vendors provide this facility including: BitDefender, Kaspersky Lab, Eset, F-Secure, McAfee, Trend Micro, Avast! and so on. For the evaluation of single files, the online multiscanners VirusTotal and Jotti’s malware scan are available.
[Tip-Second Step] Use of a portable software application which runs as a standalone executable. Check for availability among your preferred tools.
Update your antivirus software and computer firewall. Visit the manufacturer’s website for the latest updates. If you do not currently have antivirus/Firewall software, download or purchase some. You can download both free and paid copies online or purchase it from a retailer.
Open the antivirus software and click "Scan." Choose a full computer scan rather than a quick scan. Allow the software to repair or isolate any viruses it discovers. Some files may need to be completely deleted.
In case you have Infected with a FUD malwares ( full undetected ) :
-Find malware file & compress it ( .zip )
-Password the archive
-Send it to antivirus labs
Eset : http://kb.eset.com/esetkb/index?page=content&id=SOLN141
Frisk : http://www.f-prot.com/virusinfo/submission_form.html
Microsoft : https://www.microsoft.com/security/p...on/Submit.aspx
Dr. Web: http://vms.drweb-av.de/sendvirus/
RemoveIt pro: http://www.incodesolutions.com/reportvirus.php
The Hacker: http://www.hacksoft.com.pe/upload/ubr_file_upload.php
Digital Patrol: http://www.nictasoft.com/new-virus/
PC Tools: http://www.pctools.com/mrc/submit/
Nano Antivirus: http://www.nanoav.ru/index.php?optio...mid=53&lang=en
-Wait for antivirus labs to Release update for database
Friday, January 28, 2011
A common questions when installing Windows XP on your computer is whether or not you should format your hard drives as NTFS or Fat32.
The specifications for both systems are as follows:
• Use it if your hard drive is 32GB or less.
• Is slightly faster than NTFS, but not by much.
• Can be used by other Operating Systems. If you plan on having multiple operating systems on your machine, you want FAT32.
• Should be used if your hard drive is greater than 32GB
• Has better compression allowing you to store more data.
• Has file security.
In generaly, with drive sizes being by default greater than 32GB, you should use NTFS. NTFS also gives you greater security on your hard drive to eliminate possible unauthorized access of your data.
On the other hand, if you are using Windows 95,98, or ME, NTFS is not an option so you must use FAT32. You will also want to use FAT32 when you have multiple operating systems on one computer.
I hope this clears up some of the confusion.
1- open up Start ---> Run
2- type : CMD
3- type : cd/
4- type : tasklist
A tasks list of all your software will open up, choose the process of the task you want to kill
Then type :
taskkill /IM notepad.exe (this is an example)
You can change notepad.exe to any process running and that you want to terminate.
(Remember to open CMD as a "Run as administrator" if your using Windows Vista and/or Windows 7)