Thursday, April 30, 2009

Swine flu email scams circulating

Opportunistic scammers and spammers are actively exploiting the swine flu buzz across the web by spamvertising links to pharmaceutical scams, and bogus ‘Swine Flu Survival Guides’.

The bottom line - don’t bargain with your health, and drive the cybercrime economy in between.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Have a file you don't know how to open? Think you need an expensive piece of software to open it? Chances are there is a great free program that's just as good as the expensive one, and you'll find it here. provides detailed information about most file extension and links to free programs that can open and create each type of file.


WinMerge is an Open Source (free) differencing and merging tool for Windows. WinMerge can compare both folders and files, presenting differences in a visual text format that is easy to understand and handle.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

101 Undiscovered Freebies: The List

We scoured the Internet to come up with 101 innovative, entirely free downloads and services. Here's the whole collection.

Comparison of Security Suites 2009

There is a need for up-to-date security software on every single PC. But what to use? There are an amazing number of options, each featuring its own set of strengths and weaknesses. PCMag’s Neil Rubenking has tested them all, and now those reviews are collected in this massive package. There’s tons of good information in here, and a couple of surprises. Check it out and then get protected. Click on the logo for the entire story.

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What is Twitter and Why Do I Care?

Twitter has grown to become the most talked about web technology since Beanie Babies discovered eBay or Google went public.


Spyware, adware, browser hijackers, and *dialers are some of the most annoying and pervasive threats on the Internet today. By simply browsing a web page, you could find your computer to be the brand-new host of one of these unwanted fiends! The most important step you can take is to secure your system. And SpywareBlaster is the most powerful protection program available.

*Software that gets installed on your computer that has the ability to make phone calls from your computer, if you have a modem, without your knowledge. These programs will connect to other computers, through your phone line, which are usually porn sites. These numbers are pay per call though, so you get charged for the amount of time your computer is connected to it

Monday, April 27, 2009


Lightscreen is a simple tool to automate the tedious process of saving and cataloging screenshots, it operates as a hidden background process that is invoked with one (or multiple) hotkeys and then saves a screenshot file to disk according to the user's preferences.

Main Features

  • Can execute at Windows startup (hidden or displaying the main window).
  • System tray icon for easy access.
  • 5 configurable actions, each with it's own hotkey (screen, window, area, etc).
  • Multiple image formats (PNG, JPEG, etc) and image quality selector.
  • A notification when the screenshot is taken.
  • Screenshot delay.

I am back

I have been absent for a while. I recently had cataract surgery so computing was out. The surgery was very successful. If you live in the Detroit Metropolitan area and you are looking for a really good ophthalmologist, contact me.


Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Spam Blocking Tips

You can prevent spam.

  • Never display your email address online. One of the best ways to spam guard yourself is to avoid displaying your email address in forums, blogs and other public sites. Get a free and disposable email account like

  • Use an anti spam software. An email spam filter can be helpful if your mail program has inefficient spam filter service. How does a spam blocking software work? Basically, a spam filtering software works by blocking junk mails that come from known spammer addresses. A spam filter software also works by identifying and blocking obscene and marketing words that are often used in spam mails. I have been using MailWasher for several years and it works very well.

Twitter Worm Outbreak Over Easter

A cross-site scripting worm was spreading in Twitter profiles for several hours last night. People started reporting that their profile had sent Twitter messages without their knowledge. Messages looked like this: (Click below)

Monday, April 13, 2009


Send a fax for free to anywhere in the U.S. and Canada

Free Fax

  • Free!
  • Ad on the cover page
  • Fax 1 document—maximum 3 pages
  • Maximum 2 free faxes per day

Premium Fax

  • Just $1.99 per fax (Paypal)
  • No ad on the cover page
  • Fax 1 document—maximum 15 pages
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Conficker also installs fake antivirus software

In addition to dropping a mystery payload on infected machines, the Conficker worm installs software that tries to dupe people into paying nearly $50 for fake antivirus software.

Report: Conficker worm bites University of Utah

More than 700 computers at the University of Utah, including those at its three hospitals, have been infected with the worm.

Sunday, April 12, 2009


Cooliris provides a lightning fast, cinematic way to discover the Web. Our plug-in takes you to an expansive “3D Wall” that lets you browse thousands of images, videos, and more with ease and speed.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Save Money on Inkjet Cartridges: The Ultimate Guide

Reduce your printing costs with these 15 strategies for saving.


TweetDeck is your personal browser for staying in touch with what’s happening now, connecting you with your contacts across Twitter, Facebook and more.

TweetDeck shows you everything you want to see at once, so you can stay organized and up to date.

Friday, April 10, 2009

Security Optimization

If your PC is infected with malware, it's running at less than its peak. So if you have a sluggish system that seems to go on the fritz, an infection may be the cause. Use these programs to kill infections and stop them from getting you in the first place. Forget about the products listed under " Sponsored Links".

Remember: a free download does not necessarily mean a free program.

Photo Prints -

The cheapest 4×6 prints around? charges a mere 5 cents per 4×6 print. Compare that to the 14-cent average among online photo finishers and per-print costs that range from 25 cents to 95 cents for inkjet printers (according to a recent Consumer Reports study).

Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Tricks hackers' use you probably never heard about!

Looks like cybercriminals have turned social networking into a mindfield of threats where one wrong move may have very serious consequences. Long gone are the days when you could avoid being scammed simply by using antivirus software. The more aware we are the harder bad guys are working on fooling us. And let me tell you, their techniques are getting more and more sophisticated! Have a look at some examples of the latest cyber criminals’ creations and how to avoid them.

How to Buy an HDTV

Finally ready to chuck that clunky CRT? Even if it's not your first flat-panel set, here's what you need to know before you start shopping for a new HDTV.

How to Delete Accounts from Any Website

Deleting accounts you've created on Facebook, MySpace, AOL, and elsewhere on the Web isn't always easy. Here are the details on leaving 23 services behind.

How to Buy the Right Printer

These basic buying tips—and model recommendations—will help you land the right printer for home or office.

Tuesday, April 07, 2009

reSizer - Manage windows from the keyboard and kill the mouse

reSizer is a system utility that enables keyboard shortcuts to focus, move, resize and change other window properties in a fast and intuitive way without even touching the mouse.
  • Keyboard shortcuts for moving and resizing active windows.
  • Change the opacity and always-on-top properties.
  • Instant window placement to fit specific areas on the screen.
  • Faster-switching between visible applications only.
  • User-definable application shortcut mappings.
  • Multimonitor support.

Monday, April 06, 2009

Survey: Credit card fraud a top concern in U.S.

This should come as no surprise to anyone, but people in the U.S. are worried that as the economy worsens, the chances for identity fraud, particularly with regard to credit card data theft, will increase.

Eye chart can help diagnose Conficker

Joe Stewart from SecureWorks has put together an effective "eye chart" that sources its graphics from sites that Conficker would block. If you can't see one or more of the images, you're either infected, or image loading in your browser has been disabled.

Firefox users can check if image loading has been disabled under Tools/Options and the Content tab. Load Images Automatically should be checked. Internet Explorer users will find it under Tools/Internet Options, then the Advanced tab. Scroll down to Multimedia, and Show Pictures should be checked.

Sunday, April 05, 2009

Track Your Money Using A Single Online Source

If you do not have a program you use to track your accounts and cash flow and are looking to get started, a service you might want to look at is Buxfer. This FREE service combines all your account information into a single view you can use to track your entire finanicial picture without having to log into each different site. Buxfer automatically categories your purchases so you track what is going where.

Friday, April 03, 2009

The Lexicon of Online Evil

Hackers, black hats, cyber-criminals, identity thieves, and spam kings -- these are some of the Bad Guys in the online world. And because of them, we've had to invent a whole new vocabulary to describe the dastardly deeds they do. Here are plain English definitions of twenty words you should know that deal with the darker side of the Internet...

Video 2 MP3

The site enables you to convert any video into an MP3 sound file. This sound file will play in an iPod or similar MP3 player.

YouTube Downloader Also Converts Video--For Free

You just want to download videos from You Tube. That means you want freebie YouTube Downloader. It is exceedingly simple to use. Copy the URL of the YouTube video into it (you'll find the URL on the upper right-hand side of the video page in YouTube), then tell the program to do its work. You'll be able to choose your destination folder and name of the downloaded video.

Thursday, April 02, 2009

Conficker Worm Is Much Ado About Nothing

The Conficker Worm is like the Paris Hilton of computer security: Famous solely for being famous. Neither has actually ever done anything of note. But, at least Paris has a sense of humor about her celebrity. Conficker just wastes people's time.

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Gmail Autopilot Service

The easiest email could possibly be. As more and more everyday communication takes place over email, lots of people have complained about how hard it is to read and respond to every message. This is because they actually read and respond to all their messages.

The Worst Possible Thing That Can Happen With A PC Is…

If posed the question as to what you think the worst possible thing could happen to a PC is, your answer would probably be, "when the hard drive dies".