Scroll in any Window without Stealing Focus

Posted by Stu On August - 3 - 2010

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Have you ever used Ubuntu?  Love the way you’re able to scroll inactive windows?  Miss this feature when you use Windows?

If so, look no further. WizMouse is a tiny free application that allows you to scroll any window without stealing focus.  It sits in your notification tray, it’s a tiny 578KB download and uses next to no resources from your system.

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Best Free Anti-malware [2010 Edition]

Posted by Rich On July - 30 - 2010


Update: Here’s the list of Best Free Antivirus Software [2012 Edition]

We’ve reviewed a number of Anti-malware programs on Windows Guides over the years but it seems some programs soon become bloated, include stolen definitions from other products, or just get outshined by new (or improved) competition. In this guide, I share the top five free anti-malware programs for 2010.

Stress-less Storage Salvation (Online Backup Solutions)

Posted by swooper On July - 28 - 2010

In other mintywhite tutorials we’ve seen how to make your USB into a functional power house, installing Ubuntu, encryption, portable applications and backups .  There can be some files which change all the time which are essential, such as password storage (Keypass) that has latest details that you need to access from the office, a meeting or school. One of the best ways to make this work is with online backup  and it won’t take you more than 10 minutes. MintyWhite is here to show you the best and make the choice easy.

In this review we’ll look at the free online storage services: Binfire, SkyDrive, Wuala, iDrive and Mozy

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If you are the one who always helps your friend to reformat/reinstall Microsoft Windows on their PC or laptop, most likely you will have their Windows equipped with at least a free anti-virus software (so they will not bug you anymore to do the reinstallation due to incurable viruses), and a couple of maintenance tools for some advanced users. However, since there are new threats and viruses appearing everyday, and the security software companies always have their product updated every week or so, you can’t really (unless you have too much free time) keep your downloaded security software installer updated. Not only that, I have actually quite a number of friends having different preferences on the anti-virus/anti-malware software, so again you can’t really satisfy them all (again, unless you have too much free time). Read the rest of this entry »

6 Signs Of Malware Infections

Posted by Angel Luis On July - 25 - 2010

Windows 7 ShieldVirus, spyware and other types of malware are here to stay. Our main problem is becoming a little paranoid about the subject. One of the reasons that drives to this situation is that many people–even skilled ones–are not aware of the symptoms of having a malware infection.

This post is just a basic list, I am preparing a more advanced article about the same topic so take this one as an introduction.

The best way to know if your computer is infected by some sort of malware is by using an antivirus to detect infections. So, what is the point in this list? Sometimes, the security utilities have problems detecting some sort of virus, as happens with the more sophisticated viruses out there.

Slow performance could be seen a sign of infection, but as there are so many reasons that can drive to this behaviour is not included in the list.

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Like Windows Vista, Windows 7 comes with a suite of Parental Controls tools to help you protect your children from viewing inappropriate content on your PC or from using a computer during restricted hours. In this guide you’ll learn how to do the following:

  • Create a new user account for your child.
  • Set up Parental Controls for a Windows 7 user account.
    • Set time limits for account access.
    • Control games by rating, content, or title.
    • Allow and block specific programs.
  • Restrict access to specific websites.

If you use Windows Vista, the settings are almost identical; however, a Windows Vista-specific series of guides can be found here: Vista User Accounts and Parental Controls Series.

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