There are many ways to hide your secrets, using encryption, hidden folders, hidden partitions etc. Sometimes the best place to hide something is in plain sight. Here’s an old forgotten trick that might prove to be the best hiding place ever…
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Being infected by virus or malware is something very common these days. Sometimes it’s very hard to remove these infections. Modern forms of malware try to avoid detection by altering the Operating System. Others attack your antivirus so it cannot work properly. This means that if you get infected by a virus newer than your antivirus definitions there is a chance you can’t get rid of it.
In this post I am going to address this problem and show you a way to solve it.
Someone who knows you well may be able to figure out your password, especially if he can try different possibilities before hitting on the right one.
If you’re running Windows 7 Professional, Enterprise or Ultimate edition (or the equivalent edition of Vista), you can set your Windows account to temporary lock if someone enters the wrong password several times in a row.
If you want to test a downloaded program but don’t want it destroying your data and sending your bank passwords to the other side of the world, you should probably test it in a safe environment that’s not connected to the rest of your home network. You can do this a number of ways; here are two suggestions:
- Download the program on a spare computer that’s not connected to the rest of your home network.
- Download the program in a virtual machine that’s isolated from your host machine.
If you don’t have a spare computer or want the convenience of testing without using a separate machine, you should use a virtual machine. In this guide, we’ll show you how to set up a virtual machine and how to isolate it from your home network so you can test software.
If you’re selling your computer, sending a faulty drive back to its manufacturer, donating your PC, or sending it to the curb, you should take precautions to ensure your data is properly erased. This guide explains:
- Why you should properly erase your data.
- What precautions you should take when erasing data.
Then I’ll show you three different techniques you can use to completely erase your hard drives:
- Using Windows Explorer to format your drive.
- Using Darik’s Boot and Nuke (DBAN.)
- Using a drill.
Okay, I won’t show you how to do number three but it’s a perfectly feasible option.