Find Invisible friends : Yahoo Messenger

on Monday, October 26, 2009

Some of your friends may be actually made themselves invisible in the Yahoo Messenger. It will appear as if they are really offline. So do you want to check their real status??.

Faster Shutdown for you Computer!

on Sunday, October 25, 2009

I had long ago heard about a faster shutdown shortcut, but had not experimented with it.

Now I say.... Just try it.. You ll surely like it..

Follow the following lines ..

1. On your desktop, right click and create a new shortcut.

2. In the "Type the location of the item" paste "shutdown.exe -s -t 00" (without quotes) and click next.

SkipScreen : Bypass Waiting Time in Rapidshare/ZShare/Megaupload

Most of the popular downloading sites like the Rapidshare, have this annoying set of timers built in. You'll have to generally wait for a download to start unless you have a Premium Account which costs you money....

So what??? Geniuses are all over the world. Here is a small plugin for Mozilla Firefox. Its actually some 25 KB. Install it and its worth a try!!!

Click here to get the SkipScreen plugin.

Watch Network Cameras online via Google

This may sound surprising for many!! But its a fact.. You can very well watch numerous Network Cameras around the world with Google.....

Watch videos of offices, streets and other private and public cameras in the internet... To watch them, paste any of the following lines in to Google's search box...

Easter Egg : Car game in MS Excel

on Saturday, October 24, 2009

Do you know that there is a hidden car game in MS Excel? To play it follow the following steps:-

1. Open MS Excel.

2. Click on File and Save As Webpage .

3. Check the box saying "Add interactivity with" and then click publish.

4. Exit MS Excel.

Fiama Di Wills : Send free gift hamper to your friends and relatives!!!

on Friday, October 23, 2009

Fiama Di Wills is giving you a great opportunity for sending free gift hamper to your friends and relatives. All you need to do is the following :-

1. Go to (click on the link to get there).

2. Click on the send a hamper tab on the top right hand corner.

3. You ll be asked to enter your friends name, his email address, your name, your email address, etc....

4. Submit the form and your friend gets the link to the gift hamper in his/her inbox...


Lockerz - Another great site!!!

Lockerz is a web site where you can shop, play, earn points and redeem the points into free gifts. The gifts range from wall papers to ipods, laptops and more...

I shall tell you the method to earn those things...

1. You will have to get invited to join Lockerz. Though they also have an option for sending in invitation directly from their site; they have not still activated it.

2. You get 2 Lockerz Points (PTZ) on logging in daily in their site.

3. There will be daily questions which are very simple. Most of them does not have a right or wrong answer. You get PTZ for that too...

3. Invite friends... On every friend of yours, accepting your invitation will fetch you 2 PTZ. Once you have 20 of your friends joined the site, you will be in the Z list, which means you ll double every points you get. For example, you ll get 4 PTZ on logging in once you get in to the Z list. Once you reach the Z list, you ll get a free Tshirt too...

The company is legal, having trademark for the brand.

If you need Lockerz invitation, you can send a request to I shall send it as soon as I receive your request.

How to download videos from Youtube

on Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Youtube is a very popular video hosting site. The easy to search design of Youtube makes it more simple to use...

So what if you see a video in Youtube and you want it to be downloaded into your computer so that you can watch it over and over.

There are many ways of doing it.. I am going to tell you about the simplest way of doing it.

Renaming My Computer!!

Ever tried to rename My Computer? The computer will just wont let you do that... But there is a little Registry hack to do that...

1. Go to start -> Run -> Regedit to open up the Registry editor.

2. Browse to the following key

Freecell - Win Instantly !!

on Sunday, October 11, 2009

I am going to describe a Freecell hack. I guess everyone know what is Freecell.

For those who don't know; Freecell is a card game which is available in Windows OS.

Corrupted Files in Windows XP!!

If any of your Windows XP files have got corrupted, there is a way to make it ok.

You need to have the Windows XP OS CD with you...

1. Put Windows XP OS CD in your CD or DVD drive.

Some Quick Shortcuts!!!

1. To get the System Properties faster.... While holding down the Windows key press the Pause/Break key.

2. To get the Windows Task manager press Ctrl(Control) + Shift + Esc.

3. To get the desktop, while holding down the Windows key press "D".

Scandisk and Improper Shutdown!!

Whenever there is an improper shutdown, the Windows OS is designed is such a way that it starts the Scandisk utility at startup.

Well; sometimes we are not sure whats going on, or what was the reason for an improper shutdown. Then I advise you to continue with the procedure and let Scandisk scan your harddisk.

But when you know the reason for improper shutdown or you have restarted the computer yourself; the scandisk becomes a little inconvenient (We all have lost our patience!!! SpaceAge!!)

Coming back to the topic.. You can disable the scandisk utility being run after an improper shutdown through Registry Editor or the Regedit.

Disable the Low Hard disk space warning!!!

Its indeed annoying to see the low Hard disk space popping up every now and then; especially when you have already decided to buy a new hard disk...

This can be achieved by two registry key manipulations...

(a) The first one :HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer

In here create a DWORD and name it as "NoLowDiskSpaceChecks" (without quotes) and give it a value 1

(b) The second one : HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer

Again create a DWORD and name it as "NoLowDiskSpaceChecks" (without quotes) and give it a value 1

Enjoy till you buy a new Hard disk....

Hidden User Accounts!

There is a way to hide your user account from the Welcome screen. It is nothing but a small registry hack...

Open Regedit and go to the following location


Create a DWORD and give it the name of the account you want to be hidden.

If you give the DWORD a value of 0, then its hidden; if you give it a value of 1, its visible.

Control the files loading at Windows Startup!!

on Thursday, October 8, 2009

To control the files that Windows load automatically on startup, the System Configuration Utility can be used. This utility can be accessed by typing "msconfig" (without quotes) in the Run box and clicking OK.

Select the Startup tab and you'll find entries of the files that Windows load on startup.
You can enable or disable the files by selecting or deselecting the boxes infront of the files.

Another location you could refer is obviously the registry....

Go to HKEY_LOCAL_ MACHINE/Software/Microsoft/Shared Tools/MSConfig/startupreg

Hiding your Folders : A different approach!!!

on Monday, October 5, 2009

Let me tell you a very different way to hide your folders...
The ordinary way is to set the folder's Hidden tribute. But how about changing your folder to Control Panel and back with a single click???

Suppose you have a folder named GoodFolder and you want to hide it.
1. Open notepad and type the following
ren GoodFolder GoodFolder.{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D}

2. Save the file as a lock.bat file (In the SaveAs form change the Save as type to All Files).

3. Paste the lock.bat file to the same Folder or Directory where the GoodFolder is.

4. Double click lock.bat and notice the icon of GoodFolder changing to the Control Panel's icon. Now if you try to open GoodFolder; all you get is the Control Panel.

5. Now to unlock the folder, open notepad and type the following:-
ren GoodFolder.{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D} GoodFolder

6. Save the file as unlock.bat. Double click the unlock.bat and now you see your folder is back to its original position and you can view its contents.... Enjoy....

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Bypass Windows Login prompt for password!!!

on Sunday, October 4, 2009

The Windows Login prompt for password at startup may be annoying for many; especially when the computer is not used by anyone other than the owner. There is a little trick to bypass this...

Here is how we do it :-
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1. Click Start and then select Run.
2. Type in "control userpasswords2" without quotes and press enter.
3. A user accounts window pops up... Notice the "Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer" line on the top of it...
4. Uncheck it.
5. "Apply" the settings and restart the computer.... Here you go...

Note : Changing Windows setting without having adequate knowledge can crash the system. Use at your own risk...

Show Hidden Files!!!

You have numerous times selected the Show Hidden Files from the Tools -> Folder Options -> View. But you see no changes taking place.... When you reopen the Folder Options, you are surprised to see that the Do not Show Hidden Files have been shown as the checked value!!!

This may be because of certain viruses...

To overcome this problem, there is something which we can do via Registry Editor or the Regedit.

1. Open Regedit and go to HKEY LOCAL MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Current Version\Explorer\Advanced\Folder\Hidden\SHOWALL

2. Change the value of the key named CheckedValue from 1 to 2.

Restart the computer and you ll get to see all the hidden files....

Try scanning your PC with an Antivirus (obviously an updated one!)..

Renaming the Recycle bin!!!

Ever tried of renaming the Recycle bin? You cannot do that unless you change a key value in the Registry...

I shall tell you what to do....

Open up Registry editor by clicking start and selecting run and typing regedit.

In the H_KEY CLASSES_ROOT folder, go to CLSID subfolder and look for the key name -- {645FF040-5081-101B-9F08-00AA002F954E} folder >ShellFolder

Now change the value of Attributes from "40 01 00 20" to "70 01 00 20"

Now close the Registry editor and restart your computer. Now if you right click the Recycle bin, you ll get the Rename option..... Enjoy...

YouTube videos in your Power Point presentations

on Friday, October 2, 2009

Presentations are required to be cool and precise. Have you ever thought if you could insert videos from YouTube directly to your PowerPoint presentations... Isn't that cool?

Here is how you do it...

Download a plugin from

After installing the plugin, go to insert menu and select Insert Youtube videos.

Here you go....

And now if you do not have an internet connection, download the Youtube files (flv format) using Youtube downloader and then convert it into avi or mpg - the extensions that PowerPoint recognises....

Windows Antivirus Pro

Windows Antivirus Pro is a fake one and can trick people into paying them a lot of hard-earned money. I thought of writing this blog because one of my friend's computer also have been infected by it.

The process of Windows Antivirus Pro is as follows :-

It displays a message that your system is infected with viruses and malwares and inorder to delete them you may download Windows Antivirus Pro. The moment you accept their invitation, you have invited trouble... It keeps on annoying you by slowing down your system and by flashing the message to pay them so that they can help you to clean your system.. All's fake that starts fake....

Though it may be possible to remove the Windows Antivirus Pro manually, you may not be able to fully remove the associated files; thereby resulting in its regeneration. The best method is to download a free version of Malwarebytes from

This program can remove the Windows Antivirus Pro from your computer and aaahh,,,, its free as well....

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