Archive for the ‘Internet’ Category
My computer that runs Windows slowed down, and the CPU cycles went up, and the internet activity increased. It appears that the computer had a virus. Here is a summary of what happened and how the computer was fixed using a Live CD.
Continue reading ‘Unwanted Internet Connections by svchost.exe’ »
If you use the Firefox browser, you might have noticed that sometimes you are redirected to Google.
How to stop your queries from being sent to Google.
Here is one policy where I agree with Obama: Kids should not be set loose on Facebook. Apparently, the president and the First Lady do not let their children on Facebook…
Social media could be used more for good and is an under-used tool for spreading peace and truth. Websites like Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube are used by people all over the world. Imagine if people around the world would try harder to be friends, how our world would be a happier, safer place.
Avoid: hate, lies, rumors, fear.
Try to spread: Truth, courage, and love. (That’s what Jesus Christ taught us.)
I used to try to encourage people to garden, to grow healthy fruits and veggies at home, to capture clean, renewable energy like solar and wind. Now that I know more about what is really going on, I am trying to use social media to spread the gospel, as Jesus commanded.
“Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.”
My mother forwarded a suspicious email to me for me to take a look at. It appeared to be a clever hacking attempt. I looked into the issue and decided to take a few actions.
I will share some steps with you that might help.
I caught my computer making unwanted connections to a server with the IP 188.8.131.52.
What data is being sent and how to stop this? I share my results and tips with you.
I accidentally deleted an entire folder of videos from my Nokia N810. To make matters worse, there is no “undo” and no recycle bin. So how did I recover the erased folder?
I’ve been watching the packets of data fly in and out of my computer’s network card and I’m surprised how much unsolicited traffic there is. From my observation, the biggest consumer of those packets is Google.
Here are some things you can do to keep Firefox from sending too much information to Google. Break the tie between Firefox and Google.
Using the network monitoring program, CurrPorts, we can see which websites we visit send data to Google’s servers. I’m talking about websites that are neither owned or operated by Google. It might be surprising that data is being sent to Google as we visit other websites along the web. For example, going to truveo.com causes many unwanted internet connections…
Above, Currports tells us that we are connecting to not only Google’s servers, but Facebook’s servers as well. (1e100.net is one of Google’s servers.) We can block both of them and more.
How to Block Google Analytics, Google ads, Facebook, etc…
Why does wmplayer.exe access the internet without our permission?
This machine’s software was a monster to remove from my computer.
The machine by itself is harmless, but when I installed the optional software that came with it, I had trouble.
While reviewing Youtube user pages, I noticed a pattern of some users being listed as subscribers over and over on many different channels. This post shows how to identify these subscription spammers and block them.
While watching my computer and how it connects to the internet, I have noticed that my computer is usually connected to a Google server. I don’t want my computer connected to anything unless I direct it to. So, I am blocking Google from accessing the web with my computer. Here is how I did it using Vista’s firewall:
I am in the process of cleaning out programs from my computer that have been accessing the internet without my knowledge.
Google has installed its code in many places on my computer and I don’t want it. Continue reading ‘Uninstall Google Add-on from Firefox’ »
On my Vista machine, I checked out my task scheduler and was surprised by all the Google activity. Why is Google so active on my computer?
Google is Clogging Up My Task Scheduler
I have been watching my computer lately to see what it’s doing on the internet. I want to make sure I haven’t been hacked. I’m surprised how many different IP addresses my computer connects to without my consent. GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe is one of them.
What is this IP that always appears connected to my computer?
There is an alternative to RSSOwl – read on for another choice.
Why would you want to know your latitude? If you have solar panels, you can use your latitude to know how much to tilt your solar panel to absorb the most direct sunlight.
Vista backup to Drobo Fails
Vista says: The backup did not complete successfully. The latest backup set can not be found.
Here’s a way to make Vista start over.
Open Office: How to add more colors to the pallete
If you accidentally reset your game…
This article might help you find your saved games in Vista’s Virtualstore. Read
How to get a $50 rebate on a Drobo
When I ordered a Drobo unit from BuyDig.com, I was encouraged by a $50 cash rebate. But is the rebate a real deal?
Want to know how to set up your router for surfing secure websites and sending SMTP email? Tips
This tutorial is for map designers, using Hammer. I show the simple, but necessary step to convert audio to work in speakers, using Audacity, a free audio editing tool. Tutorial.
Getting an error with your Juice Podcast Receiver like the one below?
It might be time for a reinstall. Here’s how I did it without losing my settings. Tutorial
Online videos showing how to do a few things in Nvu, like how to resize tables.
Has your doctor been good to you?
Visit DoctorScorecard.com and share the experiences you have had with doctors, good or bad. Does your doctor meet your medical needs? Give your doctor a score! See what other people have said about their doctors.
What’s the best-tasting tomato? Some people say it’s the Cherokee Purple.