PowerPoint OLE Object Vulnerability in Windows & How to Fix It

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If you have been happily using Microsoft PowerPoint (version 2007, 2010 or 2013), then you are exposing yourself to a serious vulnerability (CVE-2014-6352) found in all the versions of Windows operating system (except Windows Server 2003). Since this vulnerability affects almost all the versions of Windows, some of the security researchers are calling it a Windows super-bug. This new vulnerability exists in the way Microsoft Windows handles the OLE objects hidden inside PowerPoint files. If you open a PowerPoint file downloaded from the internet Continue reading

Bitdefender Adware Removal Tool Cleans Adware from Windows

Bitdefender Adware Removal Tool

The premier security software company Bitdefender has released a new free security software called Bitdefender Adware Removal Tool that is able to detect and remove PUPs, adware, toolbars and other unwanted programs from your system. It is specially useful if the antivirus product that you have installed on your Windows PC is not able to protect you from various forms of adware. Although a similar tool was available for the Mac users for some time, Bitdefender has now covered Windows users too with their reputed protection against adware by Continue reading

Quickly Share Pictures, Links & Videos on Google Plus

Google Plus Quick Share

Google Plus has become popular over the past few years among both the smartphone and the personal computer users. While it is very easy to share things like videos, pictures, links and such over the Google plus social network on your smartphone, it is not so easy when you are using a web browser on your desktop computer. But Google has now taken care of this problem and has added a quick share feature on the Google’s homepage. Through this “plus” button it has Continue reading

SecuBrowser : Run Web Browser in Secure Sandbox

SecuBrowser

We have previously written about Sandboxie which is a freeware sandbox utility for running all Windows programs inside it, so that any changes made through these programs stay in the sandbox temporarily and the system files or settings are not affected. This way if you get infected while surfing a website inside the sandboxed browser, the changes are contained inside the sandbox, can be later purged and do not affect your system. The SecuBrowser tool is a similar sandboxing program for Windows but unlike Continue reading

Visual Trace Route Tool Shows Map of Traced Network Route

Visual Trace Route Tool

All the network administrators know about the traceroute command available in Linux and its equivalent command tracert in Windows. These command show you the exact path of network connections taken when connecting to an external IP address. For example, when you connect to google.com in your web browsers, your computer transfer data directly to the google servers, but it takes a series of hops from one network to another to finally connect to the google servers. The traceroute command show you all Continue reading

View List of All Opened Tabs in Opera

View Tabs List in Opera

After Mozilla Firefox pioneered the tabbed browsing almost ten years ago, all the other web browsers sooner or later had to adopt the tabbed browsing due to its increased popularity. Now all the web browsers available feature tabbed browsing and allow you to open multiple websites simultaneously in these different tabs. As the tabbed browsing has become popular with the users, another problem has surfaced – it has become a tedious task to find and switch to one of the tabs when dozens of tabs are open. Usually we Continue reading

MultCloud : Combine Multiple Cloud Drives into One

MultCloud

To the delight of everyone in need of online storage, there are more than a dozen free cloud storage services available today and each of these are offering anywhere between 5 GB to 50 GB of free cloud storage space. It is not surprising that most of us have signed up for these free accounts from more than one cloud providers. I myself use Google Drive, Microsoft OneDrive, Box.net, Dropbox and a few others that I cannot remember at the moment. Continue reading

How to Upgrade Router Firmware Over TFTP Protocol

Upgrade Router Firmware TFTP

We have previously published about how you can upgrade the firmware of your router to the open source DD-WRT through its web interface. But some of the routers also allow the upgrading of the firmware through the TFTP (trivial file transfer protocol) interface. Upgrade of router firmware over TFTP is much more easier than the web interface method and takes much less time. Since TFTP does not support any username or password credentials, you can use the TFTP method of Continue reading

How to Enable TFTP and Telnet Client in Windows 10

Enable TFTP Telnet in Windows 10

The little known utilities Telnet client and TFTP (trivial file transfer protocol) client are very useful when upgrading the firmware of your DSL modem or wireless router (or a combination of these). We have previously published about how to use the Telnet utility to reboot a wireless router. The TFTP client utility can also be used to retrieve and send files to the target device. But these command line utilities are disabled by default in Windows 7, 8 and 10. Fortunately, it does not Continue reading

How to Redeem Google Play Gift Coupons in Android

Google Play Store Gift Cards

Google Play store has very exciting merchandise to offer – books, apps, music, videos, movies and more. This is no surprise that Google Play gift coupons have become so popular. These gift coupons are available in $10, $25 and $50 denominations and can be a great gift to teenagers on various occasions. On the back of these gift coupons is a scratch-to-reveal code that you have to enter in your Google account so that the credits are transferred to your account for later use on Google Play Continue reading