Category Archives: Technology

Control your mouse with your head, voice or hand

Want to control your mouse with just your hand or voice commands? NPointer by neurotechnology is freeware You can also use Camera Mouse which is freeware where you can use just your head. Camera Mouse

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Virus and Malware removal tools

Often we remember Malwarebytes, Adwcleaner, ComboFix, RKill , Junkware Removal Tool (JRT) or Adware Removal Tool/TSA and forget about tools offered by Anti-virus software manufacturers.  Here’s a few links. Kaspersky – Tools McAfee – Tools AVG – Tools BitDefender – Tools Panda Tools/Online Scan … Continue reading

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WhySoSlow Beta fow Windows

Want to know what resources are being consumed by Windows and ‘see’ why your computer is so slow? WhySoSlow by Resplendence is in Beta and is an excellent program that can guide you to why your computer may be slow. … Continue reading

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Default services in Windows

Need a quick reference for the default services in Windows? Visit Service Defaults.

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Need the ISO for Windows 10?

Microsoft’s Techbench program  offers scripts and other tools including the ISOs for Windows 10. Includes: 2 Tech Bench Scripts Steps for Creating an installation USB stick Installation Guide for Existing PCs Installation Guide for New PCs User Quick Start Guide … Continue reading

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Different ways to optimize your internet

Want an optimal connection to the internet?  Speedguide has an excellent analyzer.  Remember don’t just use a benchmark to analyzer your connection.   It is good to look at all aspects of your connection. You can run their analyzer and … Continue reading

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Best Malware/Spyware Removal Tools

Have a Windows computer with malware or spyware?  Here’s three of the best malware and spyware removal tools that are free. Adwcleaner is light weight and removes browser redirects, malware and spyware. Webpage – https://toolslib.net/downloads/finish/1/ Approximate size- 1.7 mb TSA … Continue reading

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Drivers and Firmware for the Microsoft Surface

Need to get the latest firmware and drivers for the Microsoft Surface series?  Here’s the link on where to get the drivers and firmware and how to install them through PowerShell. While the Surface will get its drivers and firmware … Continue reading

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Realtek High Definition Audio Problems

Have issues with Realtek’s High Definition Audio?  Over the break I fixed three computers that showed the sound as working correctly in Windows 10 yet there was no sound. First go to the Realtek website and download the latest drivers. … Continue reading

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Setting up a wireless repeater with DD-WRT and Tomato firmware

So you can’t cover your home or business with an adequate wireless signal. Here’s what you can do. You can purchase a wireless router at local thrift stores for under $10.  When shopping for routers, look for Wireless N routers … Continue reading

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FastCGI error – PHP and IIS

If you have recently upgraded to PHP 7.0 or any version of PHP, you may need to reinstall your C++ Redistributables.    If you have moved your PHP.ini and restarted IIS, try to install these and rebooting.  Make sure you register … Continue reading

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A few freeware picks from an excellent source

First, go visit Rick over at What’s On My PC.  An excellent blogger I have followed for years, Rick can find some of the best freeware out there. Here’s just a few picks of some really good software that he’s … Continue reading

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Tomato firmware themes

Want to make your router’s theme where it is easier to read?  Tomato has the ability to download themes under  Administration and TTB ID. You can view a gallery of different themes you can download by clicking on the themes … Continue reading

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Wireless Dropping? Change your Scan Valid Interval

Is your Wireless dropping?  Update your driver of course and then try changing your Scan Valid Interval.   By default, most wireless cards are set to 60.   This is the amount of time before your wireless ‘looks’ for other … Continue reading

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Check for suspicious certificates

After the recent certificate incident, you may want to check your certificates. RCC is an excellent program to check for those certificates. “Scans and audits the trusted root CA stores in Microsoft Windows and Mozilla Firefox. Highlights potentially rogue root … Continue reading

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Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit 5.2

“The Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit (EMET) helps raise the bar against attackers gaining access to computer systems. EMET anticipates the most common actions and techniques adversaries might use in compromising a computer, and helps protect by diverting, terminating, blocking, and … Continue reading

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Remove Viruses with Boot Utility

If you work on computers, you need to be aware of SARDU and its ability to download recovery ISOs.   This utility can create a boot DVD or USB to remove viruses, recover Windows or break passwords (legally if the … Continue reading

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Remove default Apps with PowerShell – Windows 10

Want to remove some of the default apps in Windows 10?  You could take the time to right click the app and uninstall.   You can also copy the script below and paste into PowerShell. Note:  Remove any line for … Continue reading

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Tomato Cache Optimization with DNSMasq and DNS Benchmark

Want to speed up your internet’s resolution of websites?  One way is to flash your router with Tomato (Tomato is Linux core firmware for many routers that provides advanced features.) or other open source firmware.  Below is an example of … Continue reading

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Monitor your Hyper-V machines with this monitoring app

Want to monitor your Hyper-V machine’s resources?  TMurgent Technologies has an app that does just that. HyperV_Mon monitors physical, logical, virtual performance and more.

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