Conficker (aka Downup, Downadup and Kido) is a computer virus disables system services like Windows Automatic Update, Windows Error Reporting, etc. and then connects to a web server to spread itself further.
The lesser known but immensely useful features of Software that you are not using.
This tutorial shows how to create a time lapse video from digital photographs or screenshot images using software that's already on your computer. The completed movies looks just like a flipbook.
Always-on-top is the feature that allows any program window to stay on top of all other windows even when it does not have focus. This lets you watch movies in VLC media player while browsing websites in IE.
This simple keyboard shortcut allows you to jump over words while editing text in almost any Windows application.
This is a simple AutoHotKey script that can be invoked by pressing a keyboard shortcut and it lets you capture thoughts and ideas from any other Windows Application.
Windows Explorer in Windows 7 and Vista makes it very easy for you to manage large folders that have hundreds of files and sub-folders (e.g.
When you right-click on the Windows desktop, there's an option to change the default size of desktop icons - you could either choose medium, large or the default Classic size.
One of the most frustrating times for a user can be waiting for a computer to start. You wait for the computer to boot up, wait for Windows to load, log in, and then finish waiting for all the background programs and services to load.
From US-Cert: Because there are certain characters that may appear to be the same but have different ASCII codes (for example, the Cyrillic "a" and the Latin "a"), an attacker may be able to "spoof" a web page URL.
Stop hunting blogs and web forums for solutions and contact Microsoft directly over phone, email or web chat as they now offer free and unlimited tech support to all Windows Vista customers worldwide who are using Vista Service Pack 1.
Microsoft has long offered desktop tools to help you check compatibility of existing software programs and hardware devices with Windows Vista.
This tip will come very handy if you are editing a document inside Microsoft Word that spans more than a couple of pages.
When you don't have the patience to listen to talkshows and MP3 podcast interviews that are either too long or too slow.
Download Windows XP SP3 installation CD on your computer from the Internet but if you are on a slow connection, Microsoft will ship the XP SP3 CD to your home for free.
Windows Reliability and Performance Monitor is a useful utility inside Windows Vista that helps you analyze the performance of your Vista machine over time.
Panic for Firefox will prevent you from getting into an embarrassing situation but may even leave your boss totally impressed.
Flash Drive Reminder is a handy utility for people who work across different computers and carry their data on a USB memory stick. This will display a desktop reminder saying that the USB drive is still in the computer if you try to log off without unplugging the stick.
Xerox Mobile Express Driver is a free software for Windows that helps you print documents to any network printer. It supports both Xerox and non-Xerox printers.