General computer tips and How-to's

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How to do a system restore using command prompt?

How to perform a System Restore using Command Prompt? (ransomware or virus is blocking Safe Mode)

The System Restore function restores operating system files to an earlier point in time. System Restore is useful when malicious software infiltrates a computer and damages the system files. Moreover, this function important when dealing with variants of ransomware infections that block computer screens. This tutorial describes the process of performing a System Restore using Command Prompt. In some cases, especially when dealing with ransomware infections, performing a System Restore is a complicated task, since modern fake antivirus programs and ransomware infections are capable of blocking an operating system's Safe Mode and Safe Mode with networking. This leaves one solution: performing a System Restore using Command Prompt.

 
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How to remove a Google Chrome extension "Installed by enterprise policy"?

Google Chrome extension "Installed by enterprise policy" - how to remove?

This removal guide shows how to remove a Google Chrome extension that was "Installed by enterprise policy". Note that recently, there is a rise in adware infections, and in many cases, these potentially unwanted programs (PUPs) install on users' Internet browsers disguised as legitimate extensions. Commonly, potentially unwanted applications are bundled with free software downloaded from the Internet, the installation of which, is often a consequence of not paying close attention to the installation steps.

 
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Virus is blocking Internet access, how to eliminate it?

Internet access is blocked due to malware infection, how to eliminate it?

This tutorial describes how to re-establish Internet access if blocked by malware. Some malware variants modify Internet browser settings by adding a Proxy Server. In these cases, you will be unable to visit any websites, and thus not able to download the required software to eliminate the security infections. Other types of malware change the computer's DNS settings or add various entries to your operating system's Hosts file. By altering these settings, computer viruses can cause redirect issues or completely block the Internet connection. If you cannot access the Internet, and suspect that this is caused by a virus infection, check the settings below.

 
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Useful Microsoft Windows 8.1 Tips & Tricks Part 5

Useful Microsoft Windows 8.1 Tips & Tricks Part 5

Welcome to the fifth and final part of Windows 8.1 tips & tricks. The following tutorials explain how to create desktop shortcuts, change the Start screen into application view, expand the amount of applications within the Start menu, and how to turn off Windows Updates and the firewall on this operating system. Follow these instructions to easily accomplish these tasks.

 
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Useful Microsoft Windows 8.1 Tips & Tricks Part 4

Useful Microsoft Windows 8.1 Tips & Tricks Part 4

Welcome to the forth part of Windows 8.1 tips & tricks. In this part, we will learn how to change the password and type of a local account, disable the Charm menu, use Sticky Notes, and switch between programs within this operating system. Read the following tutorials and you will find the easiest way to use these functions.

 
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Useful Microsoft Windows 8.1 Tips & Tricks Part 3

Useful Microsoft Windows 8.1 Tips & Tricks Part 3

Welcome to the third part of Windows 8.1 tips & tricks. This time, we will see how to disable Bing as your search engine, remove folders from My Computer, set your proxy settings, and turn off location services and notifications in this operating system. Follow the instructions below to easily achieve these goals.

 

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