Thursday, 16 July 2020

Here Is A Quick Guide For You To Remove Shortcut Virus

The most common problem that many of us get to experience in common all the time is the shortcut virus. When we find our files, folders turned into shortcut virus we may obviously be annoyed that we can’t think of any solution immediately to get rid of that situation. Using an anti-virus is obviously not the solution for this as it can be found in anti-virus protected devices as well. So here we provide you an easy and simple procedure using command prompt, just follow these steps

  • As a first step, you obviously need to open the command prompt and to do that you can just click on the start button and then choose command prompt or just click Windows + R and then type cmd and press enter
  • Now you need to go to the location of your pen drive, so enter the drive it may be e, g or f. so enter the letter in your case and then press enter
  • Then type the command ‘del *.Ink’ and then press enter to remove all the link files in the directory
  • Now enter the command ‘attrib -h -r -s /s /d drive letter:*.*’, and then press enter ( replace the words drive letter with the letter of your drive
  • This shortcut allows you to get rid of the virus and when you open the drive and find your files, all you have to do is just copy and paste them somewhere else and do the formatting of your drive once, after the completion of formatting, you can get the files copied back to your pen drive.

Or you can also choose to use other third-party applications like USBFIX to remove the shortcut virus. But getting rid of that virus using any process is needed, so choose this simple process without any other downloads and all.

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Here Are The Steps To Activate Hidden Mode On WhatsApp

Do you have the feeling of being stalked by someone else online? Do you wish to protect your privacy? There are a number of ways to protect your privacy in this chat application. You can either choose to stay offline, remove your WhatsApp ‘Last Seen’, or even avoid the blue ticks by not letting your contacts know that you have read their messages.  There is actually no such hidden mode available on WhatsApp official application at least as of now. But here are a few things that you can consider to opt and set up if you are very much protective and concerned about your privacy.

Make Sure Your Last Seen Has Been Set To Nobody 

  • First of all, in the WhatsApp application, you can go into your WhatsApp’s Settings, and then click on Privacy.
  • Here, you can find the option Last seen which you can change to Nobody for a start.
  • Then you can choose to turn off the Read Receipts as well – although this will mean you can’t see the Read Receipts for other people.
  • The only true way to stop appearing “online” or “typing” is to activate Airplane Mode.

That means your phone won’t be connected to the internet, and so WhatsApp can’t tell the other person what you’re doing.

Of course, if you read a text, they’ll know as soon as you reconnect to the internet.

So, do try these simple things if you don’t want others to peep into life and get into the game of guessing what you are doing.

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Facebook Avatar – How To Create Your Own Avatar Using Simple Steps

It is very well known that Facebook has introduced lots of features like stickers, GIFs, video status, etc over the past few years. now, it has come up with another really attractive feature. Facebook has come up with a cartoon-like creation that would represent a look like a user himself. The feature is known as ‘Facebook Avatars’.

We all might be very much familiar with bitmoji stickers that we use in Snapchat. The ultimate role of avatar is to give a personal touch to the users’ own character. Now, here are the few simple steps, that you need to follow to get your own Facebook avatar done.

Creating Your Very Own Facebook Avatar

  • First of all, make sure you have the latest updated version of the Facebook app.
  • If you have the latest update downloaded, then you can open the app and tap on the ‘Menu’ button.
  • Then scroll down and tap on the ‘See More’ option found there.
  • Now here you need to tap on the ‘Avatars’
  • Now, you will be taken to the Avatar Panel where you can create your own avatar. You need to select the Skin tone in the very first step.
  • Now, select the ‘Hair Style’
  • Then, select the ‘Hair colour’
  • As a next step, you need to select the ‘Face Shape’
  • It even allows you to set the Skin complexion.
  • Next, you can select the Skin lines, ‘Eye Shape’
  • It has a lot of avatar customization options available. Just go through the options. You will even be asked to select the outfit in the final steps.
  • If you are done with all the above steps, just tap on the ‘Done’ button.
  • In the next page, tap on the ‘Next’ button.
  • Under the ‘Use your avatar in comments’ box, tap on the ‘Next’ button.
  • Now open any Facebook chat, and under the ‘Stickers’ you will find your avatar.

That is it, you are done with the setup, you can now use the Facebook Avatar.

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Some Of The Useful Chrome Flags That You Should Enable

Google Chrome without any doubt is one of the most popularly used web browsers online. We all know that it has so many things to offer its users. We all might be using them directly, but that doesn’t mean we cannot get any more features and uses out of it. So, we can try many other new things, experiment with various other features with the Chrome flags, here is how you can do that.

Chrome flags allow users to enjoy some of the experimental chrome features.

You need to head to the chrome://flags web page and this is like the back door to the list of new options.

Check out these some of the must-try Chrome flags

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omnibox-ui-vertical-layout

This is one such a useful chrome flag extension that lets you get the page titles along with the search suggestions while you type a few characters or letters in the Google search. Enabling this font may want you to sacrifice some space as it will show up the page titles along with the URLs while you start searching for something in the search bar.

#automatic-tab-discarding

This is another simple yet useful Chrome flag that can help you in conserving some part of your RAM if you feel like your computer has low-end specifications. You can enable this Chrome flag and it will just disable all the tabs that you haven’t used in a while and thus maximizing the performance of your computer by reducing the RAM usage.

#enable-tab-audio-muting  

A video that is auto-playing in the background may sound annoying. When you enable this Chrome flag, the usually displayed speaker icon on the tab gets activated and you can simply enable and disable the sound in the tab using that speaker icon and don’t have to worry about switching the tabs and muting the videos. This Chrome flag thus allows you to mute tabs. 

We hope these experiments by Chrome may be useful to you.


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How To Speed Up Your Android Device Without Rooting

The users of the Android operating system has been increasing day by day and it has crossed about 2 billion users. The various customization options and useful features are what makes it so popular among the smartphone users. And one of the main concerns of the Android users is the slowing down of their devices after some time. So, here in the piece of the article, we are putting together some simple and easy things that you can try to speed up your Android device.

Steps To Speed Up Your Device

  • Managing the internal storage is one of the main and first things that one needs to consider if they observe a slow down in the performance of their device. Uninstall unnecessary applications and clean up the system storage and make it free from any unwanted stuff that you haven’t been using for ages
  • If you are using a device that has a RAM less than 2GB, then you should definitely take care of the bloatware in your system and try to get rid of them
  • Don’t ever install an application if someone says it is good and useful, taking other’s suggestions is good, but keep them installed on your device only if you feel them useful to you
  • Widgets are very much popular among the Android users as they give instant access to their favourite and most used applications right from the home screen, but don’t allow these widgets to steal more space in your RAM which slows down your device.
  • Many users have a misunderstanding about updating the firmware to be just a waste of system memory, but that can actually help to speed up your device, so, next time you receive a new update, don’t neglect it, just update it
  • Timely rebooting of your device will keep it fresh and it allows the users to get rid of the apps on their device

Disable auto synchronizing of various apps is another simple thing that the users can try to experience a speed Android device.

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The Programs That Slow Down Your Windows 10 Boot Process

If you have been facing some issue with the boot process of your Windows 10 device and thinking of finding a solution for it. Then don’t think much and don’t go so far. It is, in fact, some kind of programs that make the process of booting up your PC slow.  So, here we present you with some of the applications that are major kind of slow downers to help you out. You can consider these and stop using them to better your boot up.

Programs That Are The Culprits Of Slow Boot Process:

Gaming Clients

If you are using gaming clients like Steam, Origin, GOG Galaxy in your Windows 10 PC, then you must know that these are one of the programs that are slowing down the process of booting in your PC. They actually run and start during the windows startup as it will help you to update the games in the background without actually waiting. Unless you are a hardcore gamer and would like to play games all the time, you don’t need to allow these programs. Disable them and see better and improved booting.

Adobe Programs

It is another bloated and unwanted program that asks the permission to run from the startup. So, consider using its alternatives or at least stop the Adobe programs from running in the startup.

Cloud Storage

Other most commonly considered culprits of this slowed down Windows 10 PC include the cloud storage applications like Google Drive, OneDrive, Dropbox. They automatically synchronize the files during the startup and that is the reason they ask permission to run during the startup. But it is advised to do the sync thing whenever you need and disable these from running in the startup. This will also improve the boot process.

Chat Applications

Yes, you may not have an idea how destructive the chat applications are for the boot process of your device. Especially Skype is one of the big culprits, so it is better to disable the program from the startup.

Do try these simple things and you will definitely find an improved boot.

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Things To Check When System Restore Is Not Working

System restore is considered as our immediate solution when we found or caught with an issue on our computer. This thing solves our issues on many occasions. But we may be facing issues running system restore at times, then here are some things that you can consider trying these following tips and bring back the system restore to life.

Things To Check When System Restore Isn’t Working

It happens many times that we are in a deep need to restore our PC or laptop, but that doesn’t seem to work sometimes. What you do in such situations, just stand still obliged? But, you don’t have to be in such a situation anymore as here we present you to some of the things that you can check in case this restore option in your PC doesn’t work.

  • You can try running system restore in safe mode. You can enter safe mode by pressing F8 while your Windows PC is booting up, then open advanced recovery tools where you can find the system recovery option. This may solve your problem at times
  • If the above step doesn’t work, try configuring the disk space usage. It is very much required to check the disk space on your PC and do clear and make out some free space if it is 300 MB or below
  • And as the next step, if the above two steps don’t work for you, you should ensure whether the system restore points are being created. This step is not solving your current problem but can prevent you the next time. You can check the current points by just searching for rstrui in the search bar and then selecting the corresponding entry, pressing next will show you the list of restore points created

Thus you can check up with these simple steps and get back the system recovery options work in your Windows PC.

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Here Are The Steps To Activate The New Start Menu In Windows 10

We all know that Windows 10 is the most used operating system around the world. More than three fourth of the PCs in the world are run on the Windows operating system. But however, the Mac operating system always overrules Windows with its decent and attractive appearance. To back its features with appearance Microsoft recently rolled out a feature that it has been working on for the past few years. The company rolled out the new Windows 10 start menu feature to all the Windows 10 Insiders in the Dev Channel. Many of the people are still unable to enjoy the new menu as they are still stuck with the old one. So, if you are one of them, here are the steps needed to activate the new start menu.

Steps To Follow To Activate New Start Menu In Windows 10 With ViveTool

Vive is an open-source tool created to enable hidden features in the Windows operating system.  It can actually activate a feature that exists in the OS. So, now to activate this new start menu, let us use this tool.

  • To begin with, you should have the ViveTool downloaded and installed on your PC.
  • Next, you need to extract the file into a folder.
  • Then right-click on the Start button and then choose the option ‘Command Prompt (Administrator)’ from the pop-up menu.
  • Now, in the command window, enter the patch where you have unpacked the tool.
  • Then, type the following command – ViVeTool.exe addconfig 23615618 2.
  • Finally, just restart your PC.
  • Once the restart is complete, you will find the new start menu.
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Instagram Rolls Out A Feature Called “Reels” That Is Similar To TikTok

Instagram, a popular social media platform among teenage especially has now come up with a new feature that seems to be imitating the recently banned Chinese app Tiktok. This recently launched feature on Instagram allows its users to shoot short videos and add filters or music from Instagram’s catalog and share it. It is known that India is the fourth country, after Brazil, Germany, and France, where the format is being tested. So, if you don’t get this feature yet, don’t worry it will take a while, but you will get it.

The company has partnered with various music labels to provide a variety of songs and music to create content. The feature is called ‘Reels’.

Where to find Instagram reels?

  • This option is now available on Instagram camera similar to Boomerang and Instagram live.
  • Open the Instagram camera for Instagram stories.
  • You can find the ‘Reels’ option at the bottom of the screen alongside ‘story’ and ‘live’.

How to use Instagram reels?

  • Start making the video by clicking on the ‘Reels’ option as mentioned in the above steps.
  • You are given an option to switch between the front camera and rear-view camera.
  • You can observe various options on the left-hand side of the screen.
  • Options will be to add music, filters, change recording speed, etc.
  • It allows you to even record a reel with your own voice.
  • You will also be provided with a variety of AR effects to users to enable them to add a unique touch to their videos.
  • You can click on effects and then AR effects to create or add effects to your reel.
  • This feature will allow you to record multiple 15 seconds Reels. These can be recorded at once and different effects can be added to each clip. You can also review, delete, and re-record if needed.

To all those people who are now feeling satisfied with the ban of Tiktok, get ready folks !!!!!


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How To Share Your Location Via Text Message in Your Android

Sharing our exact location has become very easy these days. Our smartphones have given us an easy way to share our current locations with our friends and dear ones and every one of us might be using this option very often these days, but as we all know we should be needing the internet access for this process and what if you don’t have access to the internet but still have to share your present location. Here is how you can do this sharing via text messages on your Android device.

Share Location Via A Text Message

The method is pretty simple and you don’t have to struggle a lot with this, just follow the steps below.

  • And to do this thing, you will be needing the Android messages app installed on your device and many of our devices have this application by default, so you don’t have to worry. If you don’t have just get it downloaded and installed on your device
  • And you need to set this application as your default messaging application on your device
  • Then once you are done with the basic and the beginning setup, then just tap on create new message option, and then select the contact to which you wish to send your location to
  • Then tap on the plus icon and then select the option location from the pop-up menu. It will locate your position on the map and then will show up the thumbnail inside the message. Then you can add the required message that you wish to send along with it and then finalize the text message to send it.

This simple way of sharing your presence on the map via Android messages can thus help you in sharing your presence with your friends and dear ones via text messages easily. Do try this process the next time you need and you will like it.

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Privacy Friendly Android Apps You Should Prefer To Use

There are Android apps available in the Play store for almost everything and anything. But everyone is most concerned about their privacy with increased awareness and all. If you are also one such a person who cares the most about your privacy, then do check out these privacy friendly Android apps that you can use instead of the most used apps on your device.

Privacy Friendly Android Apps

DuckDuckGo:

A browser is definitely one of the most used applications in all our devices and we just can’t survive without the browser on our device. But Chrome is the browser that we all might be dependent on and some may rely on Opera. But they are not privacy-friendly.

You can try DuckDuckGo instead of sticking yourself to Chrome, Opera or UC browser. It doesn’t save any personal information, even hides your IP address from websites. It doesn’t save your searches. So, give it a try.

F-Droid

Google Play store as we all know has been the default store app that we all will be relying on and it is a disaster when you consider its privacy. So, if you are privacy concerned and would like to secure your privacy, then F-Droid. It doesn’t keep track of your device or even your activities. You don’t have to have an account to get apps downloaded from this app store.

OI File Manager

This file manager allows you to save your privacy to the utmost level and you can stay safe while your files are secure all the time. It is ad-free and doesn’t require any internet access. You can do all the various functions that you will need through a file manager through this OI File Manager.

Telegram

WhatsApp has been the popular messaging service that we all have been addicted to. But Telegram is one of the most privacy-friendly android apps.  It works faster and it is also the secure messaging service.

So, we hope you make your life secure by shifting to these privacy friendly Android apps.

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How to enable tracking in your Windows laptop

Many of us know about the tracking feature available in our Android and iOS devices, but very few are aware of the same type of feature available in Windows run desktop PCs and laptops. This may turn you on but this feature doesn’t let you perform actions like remotely wiping or locking your Windows device. So, let us now take a look at the process of enabling that feature in your Windows 10 run laptops or PCs.

One thing to note before you dig into the process is that this method works only with devices that have a GPS chip, a cellular connection, or any other such means that help the device in determining its location.

Steps for enabling laptop tracking in Windows 10

  • As a first step, you should make sure that the location services on your device are on. You can do that by searching for Location privacy settings
  • You can just select the result found and then check whether the location of your device is on. If not turned on just toggle the button
  • Once the location is on, open the start menu and search for Find My Device
  • Select the option from the results found and toggle the switch to turn it on
  • Now, you are done with setting up the things in your device
  • You can simply view your device on Microsoft’s website  and check the location of your device by clicking on the option Find My Device
  • It will show the location of your device on the map

Thus, this laptop tracking feature may come to your rescue at times.

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Transfer Files Between Your PC And Android Device Over WiFi

The highly difficult thing that every one of us might be facing relating the transfer of files between our PCs and Android devices. We don’t have any particular method to do that particular task, actually, they are so many methods, but we don’t usually follow any certain method. So now, here in this article, we are going to tell you the easiest and simplest way of transferring files between your PC and Android device with WiFi File transfer. So just check it out to get rid of your problems right away.

WiFi File Transfer – Transfer Files Between Devices Over WiFi

The WiFi File Transfer is actually a really great web-based interface with lots of features to offer for its users. It has two versions of the application of which one is the free version and the second one is the pro version which you need to purchase. As we know, the free version is very much useful and you can go for it.

For your Android device, you can get this application WiFi File Transfer from the Google play store, so just download and install the application which is available for free. Then open the application on your android device. It will show you an IP address and port that allows you to connect through your desktop browser, and for all this, both your devices should be connected to the same WiFi network.

You can then send the pictures, files from your PC and then download them on your Android device, and at the same time send files, pictures from your Android and download them on your PC.

Why go for other ways of file transfer when you have got to know about such a cool method. Just go for it and get your work or task of transferring files done in a few minutes without any hassles of connecting USBs and all.

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How To Create Subtitles On Your Own For Any Video Easily

Subtitles come in handy many times. We all must be having our own kind of experiences with subtitles. Have you ever thought of creating subtitles of your own for any videos you wish? You must be thinking the process is a difficult and tedious one and must be avoiding it fearing. But don’t worry, here we put together a simple process of how to create subtitles to your videos. Just head to the process and follow the steps below.

How To Create Subtitles For Your Videos

  • For this purpose, you first need to get the application or the program downloaded and installed on your device. It is the VideoPad Get it downloaded and installed in your PC
  • Then just run the program on your PC, and click on the option Clips in the top menu of the application window, and then select add file option
  • Now select the video file to which you would like to include or create subtitles for
  • Then the video will start importing into the program
  • After the importing of the program is completed, right-click on it and then select the option place on sequence
  • Then at the home click on subtitles option which will display a new subtitle window
  • Then you will find an editing screen below the video
  • All you need to do is just add subtitles to the video and apply them to the particular timings of the video
  • You will find the subtitles added by you applied to the video according to the timings that you have set up

This way you can create subtitles for your own captured videos. If you have the habit of uploading YouTube videos, then this thing will help you a lot as it will make your videos reach a number of audiences regardless of their mother tongue.

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How To Get The Network Activity Displayed On The Status Bar In Android

Different device manufacturers implement separate amendments to the Android OS to make it more appealing and useful to the users. One such a tweak that the device manufacturer’s implement is the network status on the top of the device. This lets the users keep track of the data that they have been using and the data that they have remaining to use. But not every Android device comes with this feature of displaying the network activity on the status bar of the device. So, here we bring you the simple and easy steps of enabling the display of the network status on the top of the device screen.

Enabling The Network Activity

  • To begin the process, you first have to download and install the Internet Speed Meter application from the Google play store. It is available to download for free for the users. So, get it installed on your device
  • As soon as the app installation is completed you will start to see the network activity of your data connection on the status bar of your device, but you can also customize it if you wish
  • Just open the Internet Speed Meter app, then head to the settings of the application by clicking on the gear icon
  • Inside the settings you will find various options related to widget, appearance, just customize according to your choice and then you will find the network activity status displayed according to your choice

This is a more stable working app that we have observed and have found that it affects other working tasks. Thus we hope you try this app and get the perfectly right track of the network usage status. Hope you like the Internet Speed Meter app.

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Here Is A Quick Guide For You To Remove Shortcut Virus

The most common problem that many of us get to experience in common all the time is the  shortcut virus . When we find our files, folders tu...