Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Enable the tools disabled by virus

If you got a virus usually it will disable the following things so that you can't be able to delete the virus.

It will disable Folder Options menu item from View menu, disables the Task Manager, and disables the Registry Editor.

You can enable all these from the Group Policy editor by yourself manually.

  • Go to Windows > Run > gpEdit.msc
  • Folder Options: Go to User Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Windows Explorer > Removes the Folder Options menu item from the Tools menu. Disable this option. Now you should be able to see Folder Options in the View menu of your explorer window.
  • Task Manager: Go to User Configuration > Administrative Templates > System > Ctrl+Alt+Del Options > Remove Task Manger. Disable this option.
  • Registry Editor: Go to User Configuration > Administrative Templates > System > Prevent Access to Registry Editing Tools. Disable this option.
But, it is good to have alternatives for these things since viruses usually disables the default tools but not the alternative softwares.

You can use Process Explorer as alternative for Task Manager. Similarly you can use Explorer2 as alternative for default windows explorer. If you don't like Explorer2 many more explorer softwares are available, you can choose from any of those. I don't know alternatives for the Registry Editor. Please feel to share those you know in the comments section below.

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What is this process

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Monday, May 12, 2008

Clean New Folder.exe, RegSvr.exe Virus

Recently I got infected with this virus. This virus just shows a message when windows started, "Rundll.exe is not found.......", and infecting the pen drives for first few days. Not much harm. But after 4 or 5 days it is starting creating copies of virus file in many folders. The copy will be having the same name as the folder name and it also having folder icon, so that we will think it as another folder.

When I have searched Internet, I got the following link useful Am I Works. I have developed a tool for removing this virus.

Download New Folder virus removal tool, unzip it, and double click on RemoveVirus.bat file. Tell me if you get rid of virus in comments section.

Note: If you are not able to open Registry Editor (Win+R, regedit.exe), See Accessing Registry disabled?

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Stop Viruses coming from Pen drives
Task Manager Disabled?
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Sunday, May 4, 2008

Stop viruses coming from pen drives

Now a days pen drives ( or USB drives ) became necessary. But there is a problem with these pen drives. They can be very easily infected by viruses. But we can not live without using pen drives.

You can be a bit more careful and prevent them infecting your system with different types of viruses.

  • First disable auto play in your system. This prevents viruses in the pen drive from running automatically when pen drives are inserted into the system. (Please note that this will disable auto playing of CDs also).
  • After inserting pen drive into the system open it in explorer mode only, don't open it in My Computer.
    • To open Explorer, press Win+E on your keyboard.
    • Or right click on My Computer, and select explorer.
    • If My Computer is already opened, click on 'Folders' in the tool bar (or View menu> Explorer Bar> Folders).
  • Always open pen drive by clicking on the pen drive name from the left pane only. Don't open from right pane.
  • Don't open the files you don't need. If you find any file suspicious, right click on file name and select properties. It will show complete details about that file. Don't rely on icons. Some viruses use folder icon to make us think that they are folders, and most probably we will double click on that to see what is there in that folder which actually executes the virus.
A little careful handling of pen drives will prevent a lot many viruses.

Remove Amvo.exe virus, Funny UST Scandal, Fun.exe DC.exe SVIQ.exe
Task Manager, Registry Accessing disabled?
Disable Autoplay, Messenger Service
Important steps while cleaning virus
What is this process

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Sunday, March 23, 2008

Blogger plugins, widgets

Have a look at the following site. It contains lot of tips and plug-ins for the

HTML Parser
Recent Posts widget for new Blogger
Related Posts Plug-in for Wordpress

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Add recent posts widget in new blogger

If you don't like blog archive or just want to display simply the latest posts you can do that with the following simple (or silly) trick.

  • First get your blog's feed URL. This will be usually
    In my case I am using Feedburner for my feed, so my default feed URL
  • Go to Layout tab in your blogger dashboard, click on Add a page element.
  • Select 'Feed' in the list, give your own feed URL here.
  • Thats it. You can place this widget at the location you like.
You can display the latest comments also using the above tip. To do this use your comments URL instead.
It will be like

BTW blogger provides separate feed for every label also. It will be like

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Parse HTML for new Blogger

If you want to modify the new blogger template, you need to know XML. If you don't know XML or you have done changes in the old blogger template in HTML and want to use them, go to the above link. You need to paste your HTML code in the form at the above link and click on parse button. It will generate XML source which can be used to change new blogger template.

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Thursday, March 13, 2008

How to delete Facebook Account?

You can deactivate your account, if you want to delete your account only temporarily. When you deactivate your account, you are like deleted from Facebook - no one can find your profile. Except all your data (friends, networks, etc...) will be saved, so that you can reactivate later.

To deactivate, click on 'account' at the top right corner. There will be 'deactivate' link at the bottom right. It will ask a reason when you clicked on the link. Select an option, and click on Deactivate button. If you want to reactivate, just login as usual. When you do that, Facebook sends a confirmation email to you. You can start using Facebook again by clicking on the confirmation link in the email.

If you want to permanently delete Facebook account, click on the following link and fill the form.
Delete Facebook Account


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Sunday, March 9, 2008

Removed Fun.exe, dc.exe, SVIQ.exe virus

I have got a virus, which automatically opening the Yahoo messenger. So, when I have looked the processes in the task manager, I have found the following processes Fun.exe, dc.exe, SVIQ.exe.

I killed those processes, by right clicking the process and select "End Process Tree". After I have killed all those processes, I searched Internet and found the following link W32.Imaut.AS (also called Dung Coi). Then I have deleted all the virus files and cleaned the registry.

I am describing the exact steps below:

  • First go to the task manager (right click on the task bar > task manager) and select the processes tab.
  • Right click on the Fun.exe, dc.exe, SVIQ.exe and select "End Process Tree". This stops the viruses from interrupting in the cleanup process.
  • Go to the MSConfig (Win+R, type MSConfig and press enter). Go to the startup tab. Uncheck the dc.exe, fun.exe, SVIQ.exe, Other.exe, Win.exe. This stop the virus processes from starting with the windows.
  • Next go to the Registry Editor (Win+R, type RegEdit and press enter). Remove the following keys
    • dc, dc2k5, fun under the key HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
    • load, run under the key HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Windows
    • Go to the key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon and Modify Shell's value to "Explorer.exe".
    • Remove HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Shared Tools\MSConfig\startupreg\dc
    • Remove HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Shared Tools\MSConfig\startupreg\dc2k5
    • Remove HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Shared Tools\MSConfig\startupreg\Fun
    • Remove HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Shared Tools\MSConfig\startupreg\Load
    • Remove HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Shared Tools\MSConfig\startupreg\Run
  • Delete the following files.
    • %Windir%\Help\Other.exe
    • %Windir%\inf\Other.exe
    • %Windir%\system\Fun.exe
    • %Windir%\System32\config\Win.exe
    • %Windir%\System32\WinSit.exe
    • %Windir%\dc.exe
    • %Windir%\SVIQ.exe
    • %Windir%\System32\NWB.dat
    • c:\PNga.txt
    • %Windir%\wininit.ini
I have created two files to automate the process of deleting the Registry keys, and the virus files. Download Fun Virus Removal, unzip it. Double click on the RemoveVirus.bat file.

Thats it. I got rid from the virus. I read in the net that this virus will create a copy of virus file in directories with the same name and uses a folder icon, so that users will click on it thinking it was a folder. But, I dint get any files like that, if you got any files like that, don't click on them, delete them immediately. If you have any doubt, right click on that and select properties, then you can know whether it is a file or folder.

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Task Manager Disabled?
Registry access disabled?
What is this Process?

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Registry Accessing disabled?

Many viruses disable the access to the registry so that we can't remove the virus entries in the registry. In these cases you can download the following file UnHookExec.inf. After downloaded, right click on the file, and select Install.

You can enable it manually by editing the group policy editor. Go to Windows > Run > gpEdit.msc
Go to User Configuration > Administrative Templates > System > Prevent Access to Registry Editing Tools. Disable it. You should be able to open regedit now.

Source: Tool to reset shell\open\command registry keys

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Saturday, February 23, 2008

Firefox: Open search results in new tab

In Firefox, if you type a query and hit enter in the search box, you will get results in the current tab by replacing the open page. You can open search results page in new tab by hitting alt+enter instead of enter. If you want to open search results page in new tab always, you can do so by changing config entries.

Type about:config, and go to the key and change its value to true.

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Thursday, February 21, 2008

Firefox: Spell Check Single line text boxes also

Firefox comes with spell checker which checks for spelling errors in the multi line text boxes. You can make Firefox to spell check single line text boxes also like email subject lines, etc by changing config entry.

Type about:config in a new tab, then go to the key layout.spellcheckDefault. It's value is 1 by default, which means spell check multi line text boxes only.

0 - Disable Spell check.
1 - Check multi line text boxes only.
2 - Check all text boxes, including single line text boxes.

Change the key value to 2. No more spelling errors in the email subject lines.

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Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Earn money through announces new type of document viewer, iPaper. Now it allows you to earn money through your documents. If you own a document, you can use iPaper to display them on your site or blog, and if you choose to display advertisements in the documents you will get some percentage of money earned by the ads.

Read more at scribd FAQs.

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Firefox: Open Page Source in Notepad

If you want to view page source of a website, Firefox opens it in the internal viewer. Though this viewer is great with the color coding, you might want to edit the document or want to open it in an external viewer like dreamsweaver, frontpage, etc. For this you have to change the config entries.

Open about:config, go to the key
view_source.editor.external, set it to true.

Next go to the key view_source.editor.path, give your program path there. For notepad, it is C:\Windows\Notepad.exe.

From now it will be opened in your favorite editor.

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Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Firefox: Search from Address bar

In firefox, you can search from address bar. When you type your search terms and hit enter, Google's I am Feeling Lucky search will be performed, and it will directly goes to the first site in the search results.

If you are not feeling lucky, you can change it to perform normal search by changing config entries.

Open Configuration editor by typing about:config in a new tab. Go to the key keyword.URL, and change its value to the following

Or you can change it to completely different search engine als. For example if you want Yahoo search, change it to

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Sunday, February 17, 2008

Scheduled posts in blogger

Blogger introduced Scheduled posts feature in the draft version. You can login to instead of to use draft feature. Soon this will be available in the regular blogger version too.

Now you can write a lot of posts and schedule them to be published in the future. For doing this, expand 'Post Options' in compose window, change the date and time to a future date and publish the post. It will be automatically posted at the specified date. This feature is already available in the wordpress.

Scheduled Posts in Blogger

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Download free eBooks

I have found the following two websites very useful for downloading e-books for free. This site has very good collection of books, which include tech books, fiction, non-fiction, and magazines too. It's search engine is giving good results too. This site also contains large collection of books. This site is organised in a blog format. You can see particular category by using labels. Every contains introduction to a book, and there is a cover page picture for almost every book.

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Friday, February 15, 2008

Firefox: Open bookmarks in new tabs

In Firefox, you can open a folder of bookmarks at a time by selecting "Open All in Tabs" option. But, then these sites be opened in the existing tabs by replacing the opened sites. If you want to open all bookmarks in a folder at a time and want your opened sites to remain opened, you can achieve that by changing a Firefox option using about:config.

The process is simple. Type "about:config" in a tab, it will show a lot of options you can play with. Search for browser.tabs.loadFolderAndReplace key and change it to false by double clicking on it (or right click>toggle).

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Thursday, February 14, 2008

Firefox: Get your old quick find bar back

One of the good features in Firefox is the quick find feature. As soon as you start typing, Firefox will start searching for the word. But, if you want to go to the next occurrence of the search term, you have to first press Ctrl+F, then either Ctrl+G or Alt+N.

By adding a small code snippet to the userChrome.css file (What is userChrome.css?), you can get the full featured find bar. So, you don't need to press extra Ctrl+F before pressing Alt+N. It will save some time.

/* Restore quick find bar */
#FindToolbar > * {display: -moz-box; }

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Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Firefox: view status bar in full screen

Whenever I am browsing in the full screen mode in Firefox, I miss the status bar. I use status bar extensively, to know page loading status, to know the actual URLs of the links. Whenever I hovered over a link, the URL will be shown on the status bar. But, in full screen mode, the status bar is not available. I have to right click on the link and select properties to view the actual URL.
By changing the userChrome.css file, I now get status bar in full screen mode also.

First read "What is userChrome.css & userContent.css?", if you don't know about them.

It is very simple. Add the following lines into your userChrome.css file.

/* Making status bar visible in full screen */
visibility: visible;

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Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Disable Messenger Service

If you are receiving this type of unwanted messages, take the following steps to disable messenger service.

  • Open Services window (Win+R and type services.msc or you can go to control panel, Performance and Maintenance, Administrative Tools, Services).
  • Select Messenger service, right click and select properties. Change startup type to Disabled.
  • Thats it. You won't get any popups from Internet.
Some spammers use net send utility to send this type of advertisements on the Internet. If you really wants the net send functionality install a firewall or enable the one which comes default with windows. Then you won't get this type of messages.

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Sunday, February 10, 2008

Cleaned amvo.exe virus manually

Today I got one virus in my system. When I try to login to the Yahoo messenger, it is closing without logging in. I have found a virus (don't know name) and cleaned it manually. I have taken the below steps to remove this virus manually.

  • First I have checked in task manager, I didn't find any suspicious processes.
  • Next I opened MSConfig (Go to run, and type msconfig). I have found one process with the name amvo.exe under the startup tab. It is located in Windows\System32 folder.
  • I unchecked the process, and closed the msconfig window.
  • Next I open Registry Editor (go to run, and type regedit). I have searched for "amvo.exe" and found one entry. I have deleted the whole key.
  • Next I have tried to set the option to "show hidden files" (Go to Tools> View in windows explorer), as virus file is hidden. But it is not allowing me. As soon as I set it to show hidden files and clicked on ok, it is changing back to "Don't show hidden files".
  • Then I have used Bullet Proof FTP software to browse the local disk, because it shows all files even hidden files. (I have already installed FTP software in my system. You can get free trial version from the website.)
  • Then I have browsed to Windows\System32 folder, and deleted amvo.exe, amvo0.dll, amvo1.dll.
  • This virus put an Autorun.inf file, and .cmd file in every drive's root. I have removed all those.
Thats it. Virus was cleaned. Now, I am able to use my messenger.

Don't forget to disable system restore before starting the cleaning process, and open windows in safe mode.

Update: I built two files to clean this virus automatically. After downloading the AMVO Cleaner, unzip the file to get a folder. Open that folder, and double click on the file named AMVO_Delete. It should have cleaned the virus. Please let me know whether your problem solved in the comments section below.

If you find this information, please leave a comment below. See the following links for more information:
Important steps when cleaning virus
Disable auto play
Task Manager disabled?
Unable to open Registry?
Know about process?
How I removed Funny UST Scandal virus from my system
Removed fun.exe, dc.exe, SVIQ.exe manually

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Saturday, February 9, 2008

Webpage disabled rightclick?

Some sites will disable right clicking on the page using JavaScript. If you find this annoying there is a solution. In you Firefox, go to Tools > Options > Content. Click on the 'Advanced' button opposite to the 'Enable Java Script'. Then un check the "Disable or replace context menus". Thats it.

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Friday, February 8, 2008

Open multiple Firefox profiles at the same time

Normally you can open one Firefox profile at a time. However you can open multiple profiles at the same time with the following trick.

Go to Run dialog box (Win+R), type
firefox -no-remote. It shows the profile manager dialog box. You select a profile. Thats it, you have done.
Otherwise you can create a bat file ( a file with the extension .bat) on desktop, add the following line in the file

start "" "C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe" -no-remote

Whenever you double click on the file, the profile manager will be opened.

If you are using Firefox 1.5, paste the following code in the bat file (Thanks to
the edmeister).

@echo off
start "" "C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe" -p

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Thursday, February 7, 2008

What are userChrome.css & userConent.css?

userChrome.css is used to change the interface of the Firefox itself, userContent.css used to change the appearance of the web pages.

These files are not exist by default. But, there will be userChrome-example.css, userContent-example.css in the chrome folder of your default profile folder. Remove "-example" from the file name, create chrome folder in your profile, copy those two files there.

Now, you can do many customizations of your firefox. You can change appearance of your Firefox. Stay tuned for more posts on this.


What is a Firefox Profile?

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

What is a Firefox Profile?

Firefox allows to create different profiles. Each profile stores its own customizations, bookmarks, extensions. Personally I will use secondary profile to try new extensions before installing it in my primary profile.

Firefox stores default profile at "C:\Documents and Settings\USER_NAME\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles" in windows XP. ( - See the link for other OSes).

You can create new profile in different drive other than the root partition, so that even if your windows crash your profile will be safe.

Open Windows Run (Win + R) and type Firefox -p. Profile manager will be opened. It will allow you to create new profile, to rename, and to delete a profile. To create new profile, it will asks for a name. It usually creates new profile in the root partition. Select different partition by clicking on Change Folder. If you give your existing profile folder name, it will use the existing settings.

Thats it. You can create any number of profiles. If you don't have Firefox already, get Firefox now.

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

4Shared: 5 GB free space is offering 5 GB free space. No Bandwidth limitations. You can pay for more features and storage. You can easily share. Even you can protect with passwords. It offers windows explorer like interface makes it easy to use. You can search for shared files and can download. But, free users are allowed to download one file at a time, that too the file shouldn't be downloaded by any other user at the time. There is affiliate program also.

Check other services also:
Ziddu - Unlimited
eSnips - 5 GB
Scribd - Unlimited
X-Drive - 5 GB
Gmail as hard Drive - 5+ growing

Monday, February 4, 2008

View website source with external JS, CSS files

You can view the source code of the web page in every browser. But, most of the sites will use external CSS files for design, and external JS files for functionality. But, browsers will show the final page. If you want to look at those external files, you have to externally open each external file to view that.

Using JS View Firefox extension, you can do it the easy way. This extension will show all the files linked in the current page. Then you can open the required file by just clicking on that file name. Very useful extension if you are learning web designing.

Download Youtube videos

You can download videos from Youtube, metacafe, Myspace, Google Video, etc using the Download Helper Firefox Extension. Once a page opened, this extension will show the available media files to be downloaded. You can select the file you need to download.

If you don't have Firefox already, get Firefox here. You can download VLC Player to view the FLV (flash video) files.

Friday, February 1, 2008

Related Posts Plugin for Wordpress

Adding related posts section after your blog posts will increase the time spent by visitors on your site by offering them the content they are interested. If you have a wordpress blog, you can install the Contextual Related Posts plug in. It will automatically add a related posts section after your post. It will use current post's title for checking for related posts.


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Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Open IE in Firefox

Even how much you love Firefox, Occasionally you need to use IE for some purposes like to visit Windows Update site. Telugu language rendering in Firefox is also not good. For these types of things you need to use IE. Using the following icon you can open that telugu site in IE in a tab of the current Firefox window. So that you are really opening IE, but you are managing all in a single window on the taskbar.

With this add-on, you can right click on a link and select 'open Link in IE Tab'. Actually you can configure some sites to be automatically opened with IE. You don't need to do anything, when you open one of these sites, rendering engine will automatically change to IE.

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Check your page rank, alexa rank

You can check your site's page rank, alexa traffic rank. You can also know how many pages in your site are indexed by Google, Yahoo, and MSN search engines.

Friday, January 25, 2008

Utility softwares for Windows XP

You can find lot of utility softwares for windows XP, like Process Explorer, AutoRuns, at the following location.

Alternative for Task Manager

Power Toys for Windows XP

Power toys add fun and functionality to the windows, like Tweak UI. See a complete listing of the power toys at the following location.

Write in Telugu

There are lot of tools available on the web to type in Telugu. Some of them are listed below.

You can find more resources at the following link

Type in Telugu

Download Telugu Fonts

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You can download Telugu fonts at the following locations.

Bapu Font
Pothana/Vemana Font
Lohit Font

More new fonts (Ponnala Font, Ravi Prakash Font, Lakkireddy Font) are developed and released for free recently. You can download them at below location. 

and there are few more fonts at

Link: eTelugu

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Know meaning by email

There are lot of dictionaries are available. You can go to your favorite site and can know the meaning. But, what if you if you are denied access to the Internet. There is a way, if you have access to email service. You can look for meaning, synonyms, acronyms, and anagrams.

Send an email to with subject line as "define word" (without quotes). Word is the term you want to know the meaning.

Send an email to with subject line as "synonym word".

Send an email to with subject line as "acronym word". Don't put periods in the acronym.

Send an email to with subject line as "anagram word".

A Word for A Day:
You can get a word with its meaning, origin, and pronunciation in your mail by sending an email to with subject line as "subscribe YourName".


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Saturday, January 19, 2008

eSnips: 5 GB free space

Here is another site which provides free online storage.

This site offers 5 GB of free space. You can easily share your files with others. So, give this a try.

Friday, January 18, 2008

Oracle buys Bea, Sun buys MySQL

Oracle is buying Bea Systems Inc, vendor of the application server Weblogic for $8.5 billion. (read more)
Sun buys opensource database provider MySQL for $1 billion. (read more)

Thursday, January 10, 2008

5 GB free online storage

See this site

This site is offering you 5 GB space freely. You can create slide shows by combining pictures and music files. You can set different permissions, so you can easily share your files with your friends or entire world.

By installing Xdrive desktop software, you can treat your xdrive account as a drive in the My computer.

Lost mobile phone?

If you have lost your mobile, you can block the handset with the help of unique number of your mobile. For this, you have to give complaint in the police station, and after that go to your operator. You needed to give your mobile's unique number. Your operator will put this number in a shared list. All the operators which are following the list will block the phone from using. This will work even the thief uses new SIM of another operator as long as that operator following that common list.

You can buy and install some software before you lost mobile so that you can track your mobile.

Lost Mobile Tracking System (LMTS) sends a message to you when somebody inserted new SIM in your mobile. You have to provide alternate number, and email id when registering. When the SIM was changed, LMTS sends a message containing new SIM number, and location to the alternate number, email.

Virtual Mobile Security (VMS) offers more options. This software can hide your data apart from sending message. You can retrieve contacts from address book remotely, play alarm, display a message with your details (or warning message). Even you can lock the phone also.

Know unique number of your mobile.
Lost Mobile Tracking System
Virtual Mobile Security

Your mobile's unique number

Every Mobile contains a number to uniquely identify it. GSM, CDMA uses different types of numbers. It is International Mobile Equipment Identity (IMEI) for GSM phones, Electronic Serial Number (ESN), and Mobile Equipment Identifier (MEID) for CDMA phones.

This number can be found underneath the battery. You can find IMEI number by pressing *#06# in your GSM Mobile also. Note down the number. In case you lost your mobile, you can use this number to block the phone.

You can know Mobile model, etc here by giving IMEI number.

Read more at: IMEI, ESN, MEID

Monday, January 7, 2008

how to delete gmail, Y Mail accounts

You might have created an email address, which you no longer want to use. Here is how to delete Google, and Yahoo mail accounts.

Gmail Account:

  1. Go to Settings (at top right of Gmail page).
  2. Go to Accounts tab.
  3. Click on Google Account Settings.
  4. Click on Edit next to My services.
  5. Now you can delete individual services like Gmail, Orkut, etc. or you can delete the whole Google account.
Yahoo! Mail:
  1. Go to this page.
  2. It will asks you to login.
  3. Then it will show you consequences, and asks for password.
  4. Click on Terminate this Account button. Thats it.
It will delete information in other services like Geocities, MyYahoo, etc. And cancel any paid plans if you have subscribed like Yahoo Mail Plus. Inform your contacts that you are going to delete the account.

Thursday, January 3, 2008

Gmail as virtual hard drive

Turn your gmail account into a free online drive to backup your files, with Gspace firefox add on. It works by storing your files as emails. Even though you can do this yourself, Gspace provides ftp like interface.

As Gspace stores files as email attachments, they are limited to maximum size restriction of Gmail which currently is 20MB. As using this extension might be in violation with Gmail's TOS, you may create a dummy account for this purpose. So, go ahead and try it today.

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