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Avoid the Majority of Viruses by Disabling Autorun [Quick Tip]

Posted by Rich On September - 25 - 2012

Do you disable Autorun on your PC? Many viruses execute malicious code by running automatically on your PC via a thumb drive, network drive etc. If you haven’t yet disabled Autorun, I recommend you do. This guide will show you the easiest way to disable Autorun in just a few minutes and will potentially save you from getting an avoidable PC virus that takes time (or money) to clean.

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Windows Guides’ Rating Compatible with System
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4 out of 5
Windows 8 ARM 64-bit 32-bit
All My Storage ScreenshotPROS: Simple, clean access to your files, providing comparable features to Dropbox and SkyDrive web interfaces. Seamless access to your local and online files provides the advantage of local file storage without filling your Solid State or Hard Disk Drive.

CONS
: Very limited file manipulation functionality leaves you wanting to jump out to Windows Explorer to manage local files.

VERDICT
: I anticipate the inclusion of more features as this application matures; however, if you’re using a Windows 8 laptop or tablet with limited storage space, you’ll be sure to find this application a great tool for tying together your cloud and local files.

PRICE
: Free

DOWNLOADAll My Storage

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ClipCube is Simple, Portable Clipboard Manager

Posted by Rich On July - 2 - 2012
Windows Guides’ Rating Compatible with System
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4.5 out of 5
Windows 7Windows VistaWindows XP
ClipCube ScreenshotPROS: Simple interface and easy to use. Portable. Consumes low memory.

CONS: No minimize option—you can close it to the system tray (or minimize all windows with Winkey+D) but you’ll have to show it in your system tray if you’re using Windows 7 or 8.

VERDICT: This is part of my default toolkit and I highly recommend it if you’re tired of copying, saving, and trying to find snippets of text all the time.

PRICE: Free

VERSION REVIEWED: 0.3 Beta 1

DOWNLOAD: ClipCube

Image by maxumipsum70

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MyKeyFinder: Never Lose Your Serials Again [Freeware]

Posted by Thomas On June - 20 - 2012

We’ve all been there. You need to reinstall your software – but you forgot to write down the serial number or you simply lost the paper where you wrote it down.

What do you do?

As long as you haven’t removed the program or deleted your hard drive – there are several options, one being hacking your registry as in Rich’s recent post: Crack Windows Password [How To]. Here’s another solution.

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Analyze Disk Space in Windows Using SpaceSniffer

Posted by Sudesh On June - 20 - 2012

Sometimes, when you start copying files to your hard disk, Windows throws up an error that hard disk space is low. This makes you wonder where all that hard space went and how it is being used. You cannot go through from one folder to another trying to find out which folder uses more hard disk space because there are thousands of folders in Windows.  You can use SpaceSniffer freeware application to analyze your hard disk space in a few seconds.

SpaceSniffer is a portable Windows application that allows you to analyze how folders and files are structured on your disks and how much hard disk space is being claimed by each one of them. When you first run it in your PC,  it asks you for picking a disk drive or specify folder path. Then it would analyze the selected item for the file and folder structure – dynamically updating the graphical display of how these folders are taking up space on your hard disk. The bigger the rectangle – the larger the file or folder size.

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Burn an ISO to a CD or DVD [How To] [Updated]

Posted by Rich On June - 19 - 2012

An ISO image is an archive file of an optical disc, which contains all of the contents of the optical disc it represents. ISO files are useful because you can archive a bootable disc (see examples below) and distribute it to users to burn and use locally.

Examples of useful ISOs:

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