Archive for the ‘Maintenance and System Tools’ Category
SUPERAntiSpyware: Scans Your Computer for Malware and Works in Harmony with Your Current Anti-malware Program
A few weeks ago Mike Duncan, Director of Business Development at SUPERAntiSpyware.com asked me to take a peek at their software. Being the Geek that never sleeps and challenge accepted off we go on passage into the world of SUPERAntiSpyware.
Usually people use the Hibernate or the Sleep Function when leaving the computer, to save time when returning to it. Mostly, I think, it’s because people feel the computer takes forever to get “work ready”. It may save you some precious time on the day-to-day basis, but there are occasions where a full Re-Boot is necessary. Especially if you have applied an update or installed a Windows Service Dependent program. – What Then ??
One solution is to reboot when you go to get some coffee (or some other legal “drug”), or when you leave for the day. If you are on a password protected system, this really doesn’t help you any – you still have to wait for that last boot up services to start after typing in your credentials. If this is your case – do I got the perfect solution for you:
Introducing: Boot Snooze
Don’t you just hate it when your printer messes up? I most certainly do. Every once in a while, a document gets stuck in the spooler system and no documents will print. And if you don’t catch it right away you end up with a stack of documents piling up in your print queue.
You may of course unplug the printer, cut power and pray that this will let you to delete the stuck file from the queue. However, Sometimes even that won’t do you any good. What then? Do you reboot the computer?
Well, There might just be one more thing to try, first…
Purge Stalled Print Jobs … manually
Windows Live Photo Gallery is a handy free photo editing program. Some may experience that the application either won’t start at all, or freezes up and stops working after you open it. This happens when the database that’s created by WLPG gets corrupted.