Windows XP scan and clean computer from Malware with Free tools

a-squared Free Scanner

Malware is software program damage a computer system (or use computer system network resources to send spam and other illegal stuff), without the owner’s informed consent.

So how I am going to find (scan) and clean Windows XP computer from Malware and other stuff such as Trojans, Backdoors, Worms, Dialers, Keyloggers etc. Use the a-squared Free Scanner to scan your hard disk, remove all infections and restore your PC to maximum performance.

This program can be downloaded from Internet, which is free for private use. This is an excellent program.

a-squared removes following nasty stuff reliably:

  • Trojans, Backdoors, Keyloggers, Rootkits
  • Worms, Bots
  • Dialers
  • Spyware, Adware

Regardless of whether you are a computer expert or a beginner, you will quickly become familiar with a-squared Anti-Malware. You do not have to be a specialist to free yourself from Malware.

Download a-squared free version

Ubuntu Linux shutdown the X server

Recently someone asked me a question – “How do I shutdown the X server, so that I have a command line prompt on the console?

Well answer is very simple use script located at /etc/init.d/ directory. If you are using KDE desktop type the command (make sure you save all the work as following command does not ask confirmation):

sudo /etc/init.d/kdm stop

Within few seconds you should be dropped to a command line prompt on the console. To start GUI type command:

sudo /etc/init.d/kdm start

If you are using GNOME:

sudo /etc/init.d/gdm stop

Again to start GNOME desktop:

sudo /etc/init.d/gdm start

Another way – You can change the current runlevel

From a command line, you can use the init command to go immediately into runlevel 1, which is also known as single user text mode. Open terminal and type the following command:

sudo init 1

Again get back to GUI with init 2 command:

sudo init 2

When you type init 1 command your session will then begin to shut down and bring you into single user text mode. When you type init 2 command your session will then begin to shut down and bring you into GUI mode :)

Pretty easy ahh?

So what are GDM and KDM?

  • GDM (the GNOME Display Manager) provides an alternate display manager for the X Window System.
  • KDM (the KDE Display Manger) provides an alternate display manager for the X Window System.
  • In short, both of them are a graphical login interface for computers using Linux or Unix-like operating systems.

Free math web site and book (PDF)

This is free math site. You can learn
=> Operations with real number
=> Solving equations and inequalities
=> Polynomials and Exponents
=> Factoring and Solution of Quadratic Equations by Factoring
=> And much more

From the site, “…We are a group of authors who have had a long and successful career in education and publishing. We feel it is time to give something back to the educational community for its commitment to using our textbooks for over 20 years. Several million students have purchased at least one of our textbooks, but you will now be able to start using those same textbooks along with the teacher’s resource material for free…”

Visit site online.

How do I burn ISO images to a CD using Windows XP/2000?

If you have downloaded Linux ISO cds or other ISO format software and would like to burn ISO images to a CD using Windows XP, you must get special CD burning software.

Windows does not provide any in build software to burn ISO images to a CD.

When you purchase a CD Writer, you get burning software with your product. For example Nero CD burning software. You can order the same software or download trial version from Internet

Download Nero Burn (I am dam sure you will love to purchase software after trial)

Install Nero Burn, double click on ISO image, and just click on Burn.

Mobile phone sms/text message turns off Dell computer

Chris found an interesting bug that turns off Dell computer by mobile text (sms) message.

Video is here

According to dell, “

Communication devices do sometimes cause interference with other communication devices. The level of interference created may depend in part on the model and condition of the phone…

Dell systems are designed to operate in line with industry standards for power and electro-magnetic shielding. We recommend to customers who are experiencing interference to avoid using mobile phones within one foot of the system. We encourage customers to contact Dell directly if they have other concerns.

Lage Raho Munnabhai movie trailers

Update:Read Lage Raho Munnabhai movie review :D

Lage Raho Munnabhai movie trailers

Finally, I found trailer for Lage Raho Munnabhai movie.

Lage Raho Munna Bhai movie to be released in 2006. The film is the sequel to the 2004 film Munnabhai M.B.B.S.. The cast include Munna bhai (Sanjay Dutt) and Circuit (Arshad Warsi). Vidya Balan (Simran) and Dia Mirza also star in the film.

I hope we will see some good comedy as first part was amazing. The plot is as follows this time…

“…One fine day our Munnabhai is arrested and sent to court, he decides to conduct his own defense. Now he needs to study law, so he go to a law school – and fun starts just like it was in the first part…

Update # 1:
According to Wikipedia…The plot is as follows:
Munna “Bhai” (Sanjay Dutt) falls in love with voice of the Radio Jockey Jahnvi (Vidya Balan). However, due to some misunderstanding, Jahnvi thinks Munna is a history professor and invites Munna to see her family and give them a lecture on history. What should Munna do …?

So far I got two different plots… :) I will keep updating all of you…

More trailers at offical Lage Raho Munnabhai website.

Download Intel Processor or CPU Identification Utility

Intel Processor or CPU Identification Utility

I had already written about find out CPU speed and type in Windows or Linux system. Now Intel has released an updated version of its Processor or CPU Identification Utility. This utility can be used to verify that you have purchased correct CPU.

The Intel Processor Identification Utility was developed by Intel Corporation to identify the processor inside a system, assuring the processor contains intended technologies and is operating at the tested and rated frequency intended by Intel Corporation.

There are two versions of the utility available. The Windows version of the utility can be used with systems that support the Windows operating system environment. The “Bootable” version of the utility does not require an operating system. You can boot from computer floppy disk.


Visit Intel website to download this utility

Download MSDN Library on your computer

MSDN one of the best resources for Windows programming is now available for download :D

This library is an essential resource of information for developers using Microsoft tools, products, and technologies. A must have download for any Microsoft developer. You can browser or search everything offline.

Download MSDN Library

Download MSDN Library from Microsoft website. – MSDN Library provides access to essential programming information, including technical white papers, software development kits and code samples necessary to develop web services and applications. This is an updated version of the MSDN Library for Visual Studio 2005.

More info at MSDN blog

Firefox Available for download

Firefox logo Thunderbird logo

Just friendly remainder to all Firefox is available for download.

This release of Firefox fixes 12 security holes including ability to execute malicious code. Therefore, you must upgrade your FireFox version. See the list of vulnerabilities fixed in this version

You can see live demo of one of such execute malicious code security hole here (it may crash your browser).

Firefox download link.

On a related note Thunderbird 2.0 Alpha 1 is available for download.