AutoComplete not only makes it easier for you to automatically fill in forms and logon to secure sites – it also makes it easier for Trojans and hackers to gain access to your personal data and logon credentials. Here’s how to clear the sensitive data stored by AutoComplete and how to disable the feature to protect yourself from compromise.

1. Open the Firefox browser.

2. From the Firefox menu, select ‘Tools’

3. Select ‘Options’

4. Click ‘Privacy’

5. Click ‘Saved Forms’
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Windows start up sound is some thing which you may not want to hear every time, specially when you are booting your computer in room and it may disturb others, or in some cases there are people who are annoyed by the sound everytime windows boots up.

For all those who would like to remove the start up sound and make windows silent

1. Once windows is started, press Window Key+R or locate Start Menu >> Run and type mmsys.cpl and press Enter key or clock ok button.

2. This will open windows sound dialogue window, click Sound tab then locate the checkbox which says Play Windows start up sound at the bottom of the dialogue window and uncheck the checkbox as shown in the image below. More »

Windows 7 default games are not that bad, but there could be different reasons for any one to disable or remove them for example you may not want your kids to kids to waste time on computers due to these games or you may not want your employees at your office to keep playing these games and kill precious office time.

Here is how you can disable the default games which comes preloaded with windows 7

1. Open Windows 7 Start Menu >> Programs and Features

2. Now click the link in the left tab in under programs and features which says Turn Windows Features On or Off

3. Scroll up in the newly opened small sized window which displays the currents features in windows which are on or off to find Games

4. Uncheck specific games you want to remove or uncheck the Games check box to remove all the games and then click OK button, it will now show you the small progress window which make changes as per your selection done.

5. Above window will close automatically once all the changes has been applied and that’s it done – all games removed

Despite all its quirks, Windows does do some things for a good reason. Some files need to be locked down when they are in use, otherwise you risk damaging the file or harming the Operating System. Unfortunately Windows XP seems to be plagued by files that cannot be deleted. These are frequently simple files like videos (AVI), MP3s or other seemingly harmless files. You try to delete the file, Windows waits a few seconds before announcing that access is denied, the file is currently in use and cannot be deleted. However, you know it’s not in use and you just want it deleted.

If you have encountered this problem, here is a step-by-step process for trying to purge the files you can’t delete. It starts with the basics for Windows XP and moves on to more involved tricks. The process will work for all recent Windows releases, but Windows XP has been causing the most the problems, so we will focus on it. Please note: we are assuming that the file is not crucial to the operation of Windows – deleting important system files can cause havoc. More »

I’ve just seen your video Optimize Your ISP’s Slow Internet Connection, and I’m kind of an expert on this subject because I have been using dial-up and slow speed connections for all my life and I have only recently updated to a wireless HUAWEI 2G and 3G connection. Anyway, during my time using dial-up I came up with different ways to speed up my connection and here are some of them. By the way, these can also be used for any slow connection speed. I used these techniques when I “upgraded” from dial-up to GPRS via cellular Bluetooth, which was 1KB faster than dial up. Anyway, here we go.

1. Firewalls:
Blocking some programs from connecting to the Internet (like WinAmp player, which automatically tries to check for updates). You’d be surprised how many applications try connecting to the Internet behind your back. I’ve caught my Windows Explorer connecting to the Internet; after looking up the IP thinking it was some Trojan, It turned out to be windows.com. Many people have complained about this, claiming it’s spyware. This is one reason I think Open Source operating systems are much better! More »