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Friday, October 24, 2008

This weeks TOP PC games chart 24October 2008

Here is this weeks top PC games chart from CUSTOMPC

01 Pro Evolution Soccer 2009 (New entry)
02 Spore (No change)
03 Brothers in Arms: Hell's Highway (Last week: 1)
04 X3: Terran Conflict (New entry)
05 The Sims 2: Apartment Life (Last week: 4)
06 Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning (Last week: 3)
07 Civilization IV: Colonization (Last week: 5)
08 Crysis Warhead (Last week: 6)
09 The Sims 2: Double Deluxe (Last week: 8)
10 World of Warcraft: Battle Chest (Last week: 9)

How to remove VirusResponse Alert / VirusResponse lab 2009 popup message in Windows Vista

A user got infected with a virus /spyware that installed this annoying program called VirusResponse Alert (which may also be installed as VirusResponse lab 2009)and it would load on startup to scan the system and showing fake results , in some cases a pop up can appear on the taskbar saying that the computer is infected and click here to protect yourself.

The following method worked for me to remove this program ;
I updated Windows Defender ,my Antivirus program and downloaded Combofix.
I then rebooted into Safe-Mode and ran my Antivirus program ,Windows Defender and then Combofix and followed the onscreen instructions when finished Combofix rebooted back into normal windows to finish the removal.
Behold no more VirusResponse Alert problem.

Note: if you don't have Windows Defender you can use a program like Spybot search and destroy.
Try to stay away from the ones that ask you to purchase the product in order to remove the infections ,why pay when there are good ones for free :)

Thursday, October 16, 2008

how to remove the startup sound in windows 98

If you want to remove the startup sound when windows 98 loads ,here is how to do it.
Click Start ,Settings ,Control Panel and then go to the Sounds Applet.
Now scroll down and select the Start Windows option in the Program Events box ,and change its sound to None.
Click Apply and then OK.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

How to remove the Internet Explorer content advisor password

If the Internet Explorer Content Advisor has been enabled and you want to disable it but you have forgotten the password here is how to reset it.

Click on Start ,Run then type regedit.
Once in regedit navigate to the following key;
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\Curr entVersion\policies\Ratings
With Ratings selected look in the right pane for the value called Key ,select and delete it ,close regedit.
To disable the Content Advisor go to Internet Options and click on the Content tab then click on the option to disable ,enter a new password when prompted.

Friday, October 10, 2008

This weeks TOP PC games chart 10 October 2008

Here is this weeks top PC games chart from CUSTOMPC

01 Spore (Last week: 2)
02 Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning (Last week: 1)
03 Civilization IV: Colonization (Last week: 4)
04 Crysis Warhead (Last week: 3)
05 The Sims 2: Apartment Life (No change)
06 FIFA 09 (New entry)
07 The Sims 2: Double Deluxe (Last week: 6)
08 Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare (No change)
09 World of Warcraft: Battle Chest (Last week: 7)
10 S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Clear Sky (Last week: 9)

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

How to install the Fax Service for Windows XP

Windows XP comes with a Fax Service but it is not installed by default.
You can use the Fax Service to send, receive, track, and monitor faxes.
Here is how to install it.
Click Start, then Control Panel, and then open Add or Remove Programs ,once open click on the option Add/Remove Windows Components .
In the Add/Remove Windows Components window scroll down and check the Fax Services option ,click next and windows will install it.(you might need your Windows XP CD)

To access the Fax Service go to Start, All Programs, Accessories, Communications, Fax, and then click Fax Console ,configure it as you wish and you are done.