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https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=174897 checkbox "Let powerdevil manage screen powersaving" in the general tab. By unchecking it, Powerdevil will bypass dynamic DPMS changes, and you will not experience this kind of problem. Unfortunately there is no other solution, since the problem lies at a very lower level. After working with someone on this issue a user found out that he had two APPs doing system monitoring on his box. Simply shutting one of these down resloved his issue. He shut down the powerdevil CPU monitor widget since it was mentioned in the bug report. He kept System Monitor. System Monitor is a widget that does the same monitoring as powerdevil.
1. Invalid Page Fault.This occurs when the operating system (Windows) fails to actuallyaccess information (data) that was requested by one of yourprograms. solve? Close the offending application that caused the error.2. Fatal Exception Error.This happens when a program or the system itself tries to workwith sickly data, such as a corrupt file. Files get corrupted ifall the ducks aren't lined up just so. Everything has to beabsolutely precise, or wham! Fatal Exception. Nobody was hurt,were they? I hope not!Remedy: Close the offending application. Sometimes it's Windows.3. General Protection Fault (GPF).Your computer has to have enough resources to support everythinggoing on inside. If it runs low, or resources leak into space,you may see a GPF. This may also happen if two applications tryto use the same memory location, like two cars attempting thesame parking place.Remedy: Again close the offending application.4. Runtime Error.These occur while applications are running. The only way to curethem is to restart the application.
Find a gift for him or her that's in your budget range by searching for pages containing price numbers in that given range. Just type two numbers, separated by two periods, with no spaces, into the Google search box along with your other search terms. You can use this to set ranges for everything from prices, dates or any other term involving a number. Try searching: toy $25..$50. The idea is to put your search term in but include the price range also, so you need not be bothered with over priced items.
For dates do the following... somebooknamehere daterange:2008-01-13..2010-01-13 look very carefully. The name of the book, and then a space, the rest has no spaces in it!
The last tip is for omitting certain words in your search. If you put a search in for girls toys... You certainly don't want the word boys showing up in your search results. So. You put Nameoftoy/toytype then you put a space and then -boys the search will look like this nameoftoy/ortoytype -boys if you don't want any bikes in your search results then you put nameoftoy/ortoytype -boys -bikes
You can also put emphasis on certain words. You want these or this word included in the search terms. So you put in the search box dolls -boys -bikes +furniture
According to Symantec, malware's million mark was reached in the latter portion of 2007(1). In 2006 Microsoft released a report stating that for fifteen months their malware removal tool scanned and found 16 million instances of malicious software on 5.7 million unique Windows-based computers.(2) For the month of March 2010 1,456,524 give or take a few computers were infected.(3) Keep in mind this is just one report from a on-access scanner. Which literally means the anti-virus software was downloaded and installed and run a scan for the first time which found the malware. For some time now I have checked the stats on what the malware is up too. How much malware is there? How many computers were infected? How many websites? ...So how many websites were infected? Sophos detected an average of roughly 5,000 infected Web pages a day for 2007.(4) Then in 2008 they detected an average of around 15,000 infected Web pages a day. 79 percent of those 15,000 are legitimate websites. In 2008 Symantec observed an average of 75,158 active bot-infected computers per day.(5) Today Trend Micro reports 26,669 computers were scanned this past 24 hours, and found to be infected after a scan done by HouseCall, on-line virus scanner for PC. In the past thirty days Trend Micro's on-line scanner HouseCall scanned and found 16,488,049 infected computers.(6) That number is rising every second you read this article. Kaspersky noted In 2009, the system for analyzing vulnerabilities identified 404 different vulnerabilities, and a total of 461,828,538 vulnerable files and applications were detected on users’ computers. They analyzed the 20 most common vulnerabilities, which made up 90% (415,608,137) of all vulnerable files and applications identified on computers running their anti-virus software.(7) The number of computers infected with Conficker.A or Conficker.B dropping from a high of around 6.7 million in late October 2009 to around 6.3 million machines in January 2010. The number of Conficker.C infections has declined from 400,000 computers in late October 2009 to roughly 280,000 in January 2010.(8)(9)
The number of malware (malicious software) samples that Symantec saw in 2009 was 71% higher than in 2008. In total, Symantec identified almost 2.9 million items of malicious code during that 12 month period. (10) Amazing? I just wanted you to see some numbers here so you could grasp somewhat of a count. Keep in mind that I just gave you stats from just a few websites over a few years. It is no where near the total for all infected computers. It does not give a accurate count on total on-line, and on-access scans for ALL computers active on the Internet today, and a few years past. Plus at any time the number of malware can change. You are just seeing a small percentage of the amount of infected computers online. You need to see these numbers because, just having someone tell you to keep your computer secure is not enough. Today's computer users are vast. You are always a target. Regardless if you are reading e-mail, or visiting a webpage you are at risk. This also is regardless if the e-mail or website you are visiting or reading has a good reputation or not. It does not matter. YOU are a target. YOU need to have a secure computer. Security list links: http://newbies-pc.com/8896/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=91:security-links-a-must-have&catid=47:security Some of these links are pdf files (1)http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/print/9075518/Malware_count_blows_past_1M_mark (2)http://blog.washingtonpost.com/securityfix/2006/06/microsoft_releases_malware_sta.html (3)http://www.securelist.com/en/analysis/204792106/Monthly_Malware_Statistics_March_2010 (4)http://www.toptechnews.com/story.xhtml?story_id=59415 (5)http://eval.symantec.com/mktginfo/enterprise/white_papers/b-whitepaper_internet_security_threat_report_xiv_04-2009.en-us.pdf (6)http://wtc.trendmicro.com/wtc/default.asp (7)http://www.securelist.com/en/analysis/204792101/Kaspersky_Security_Bulletin_2009_Statistics_2009 (8)http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9145018/Conficker_worm_hasn_t_gone_away_Akamai_says? (9)http://www.confickerworkinggroup.org/wiki/pmwiki.php/ANY/InfectionTracking (10)http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/8630160.stm
Ad-aware (Aims at Adware/Spyware.) http://www.lavasoftusa.com/ SpybotSD Aims for the dialers, trojans, hijackers and security/privacy issues. http://www.safer-networking.org/ Spyware Blaster http://www.wilderssecurity.net/spywareblaster.html A-spy For trojans hiding in startup entries. http://vipmeister.com/dl/aspy/aspy.html StartupList, HijackThis and CoolWebShredder http://www.merijn.org/files/hijackthis.zip http://www.merijn.org/files/cwshredder.zip http://www.merijn.org/cwschronicles.html http://www.merijn.org/htlogtutorial.html Info on above and more. http://www.generation.net/~hleboeuf/spyware.htm Parasites: Cookies, Dialers, Keyloggers, Trackers http://www.generation.net/~hleboeuf/bhoindex.htm ~ Spyware Information ~ http://www.mvps.org/inetexplorer/Darnit.htm http://www.cexx.org/adware.htm http://www.mvps.org/winhelp2002/unwanted.htm Online Antivirus scanners: ================ http://housecall.trendmicro.com/housecall/start_corp.asp http://www.kaspersky.com/remoteviruschk.html http://www3.ca.com/virusinfo/virusscan.aspx http://security.symantec.com/sscv6/default.asp http://www.pandasoftware.com/activescan/activescan.asp http://us.mcafee.com/root/mfs/default.asp http://commandondemand.com/eval/index.cfm http://www.ravantivirus.com/scan/ http://www.bitdefender.com/scan/licence.php http://www.drweb-online.com/en/online_check.asp http://www.pcpitstop.com/antivirus/default.asp http://scan.sygatetech.com/prestealthscan.html Anti-virus programs: (not in any type of order) -------------------- KAV (Kaspersky) http://www.kaspersky.com/ eZ Antivirus (Computer Associates) http://www.my-etrust.com/products/Antivirus.cfm Vet (Computer Associates) http://www.vet.com.au/html/products/index.html Sophos http://www.sophos.com/products/software/antivirus/ nod32 http://www.nod32.com/ Norton http://www.symantec.com/nav/
ADVANCED does not mean that newbies should not read these pages outlined below. Read them because I say to read them regardless if you know what they are discussing or not. One day you will pick up on this, and you will already have a some what general idea of what the content is, and you will pick up on it very quickly. Far better to read these pages than to keep yourself in the dark. So don't ignore them. Some of these page are geared towards a regular user. Others are geared towards a ADVANCED user, and the Professional. The pages are just some I came across, that I thought others may like to read. Post a comment if you have questions, or a new link to add. Some ideas on a few pages may ruffle a few feathers. I don't expect you to agree with everything they say. But before you get hot under the collar, do some research on it first. Then post your research , along with your reason for disagreeing. Installing the first three anti-spyware software is a personal preferance. I say to do this because just like some anti-virus software can miss some viruses, so can anti-spyware vendors miss a few. Center for Internet Security - Standards http://www.cisecurity.org/ http://www.cert.org/ http://isc.incidents.org/ ANS Top 20 Vulnerabilities - The Experts Consensus http://www.windowsecurity.com/ http://www.sans.org/top20/ http://www.security-forums.com/index.php http://www.securityfocus.com/ http://samspade.org/ http://www.itsecurity.com/ http://www.governmentsecurity.org/ http://www.bbb.org Federal Trade Commission - Consumer Information Security http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/conline/edcams/infosecurity/ Home PC Firewall Guide http://www.firewallguide.com/ Excellent page for everyone Internet Security Tips http://www.mbna.com/netaccess/mbnaspotlight.html LINKS http://www.isr.net/2005/NP01/cert_cybercrime.html http://www.onlyreviews.com/index.html honest opinions on internet oportunities keep in mind that just because they get a review here check with the BBB and get their two cents worth also. Regardless of how good/bad the review looked it still could be biased. http://www.secinf.net/ Network Security Library http://www.bbb.org/wise/index.asp The Wise Consumer: Online Newsletter
Have you ever gone to a forum, or a help board, and among the many post you see a topic or subject that screams help in Caps? Then when you get to the post, and begin to read you just want to slap em? Why you ask? Well, because their post reads as follows....
HELP! My puter is not working right. My (insert software here) is not working. I don't know what is wrong with it.
Ok so you look at the post, and you ask yourself um.... What version? What Operating System? What software were you running when this happened? What was you trying to do with the software? Um... What exactly happened? I mean sheesh, we can't help you much if you don't give us some stats here. We don't need to know where you was born, but we sure need to know a little bit about how you have your computer configured. We can't guess. We are happy, and human just like you are. (you are human right?)
So next time you run into a problem on your computer, type out a brief explanation of what happened (not a novel). What Operating System you use. What version of the software you was using. (Can be found on the tool menu at top under "help" > "about". )
If you have no clue what you have running on your computer. Then visit the link we have on our pages to your left look under Resources, and look for Belarc Advisor. It's free!
A good majority of people will do a search, and click on the first couple links of the search results. Other's may go through two or three pages of search results. Many are unaware that search results are unbiased when it comes to secure content. They only need to contain the "right" search terms. This doesn't mean that you should avoid search engines. But you should pretty much have a idea if the URL you are fixing to click is from a reputable website, or from a website out to do you, or your computer harm.
This is a extensive list of tips to help you protect your computer against viruses. No method is 100% secure, but this should really help you cut back on them, or even have large breaks in-between infections. I follow these rules my self, but most call me a pro, but I consider myself as self taught, and somewhat wise. I have not had a virus in nine years. (knock on wood)
These are just a few tips for the members. :) Occasionally I do post just random tips. They fit in no one type category. Just browse through them, and pick out your favorites.
Everyone wants to know how to decide what software to get. It is not a exact science. Even a seasoned software pro can get burned, or end up with a software that does not work on their computer. Thus I wrote up these tips a while back in order to help the newbies find the best software, and not get burned as often.
While many of us are blessed with sight. There are many others that are not so blessed. As a child gets use to a sightless world. They also will be getting use to the Internet as well. It is very important for you to start a child out slow, but steady getting around the internet. There is software that does this. These software are either geared towards Windows, or they are geared towards Mac, or Linux, or all three. Don't let anyone tell you that you have no options. A added note is if the individual regardless of age is now having to get use to a sightless world, please spend time with them also at the keyboard. Some individuals tend to feel overwhelmed, and having a good support system helps them to become independent faster.
In order to save space if you have a small internal hard drive you may want to consider installing software on a external hard drive. This does not always work, you will have to experiment. The problems you may run into are that the software needs to be administrator in order to run. The software may have dll
problems, or it could lock up, or freeze. Not all software needs a strict regiment of required rules when it is installed, and they run fine on the external drive.
The following APP was downloaded using Firefox, and installed on a Toshiba
external hard drive that was located on the F: drive. Your location could be
named different. Named by the manufacturer for the hard drive and
depending on if you have multiple drives. Follow along as you learn with
this picture tutorial on how to install a software and run the software on
the External hard drive. It is not as hard as you may think.
When you buy a computer it is no different than when you purchase a car, or any other big ticket item. You always check the integrity of the car. How well the car does, gas mileage, style, seating, engine, etc. You want the most bang for the buck you spend, and certain options are a must like power breaks and a/c. A computer is no different. With a computer you check the integrity of the parts, (hardware), software, and the Operating System, make sure you will be able to carry out the important aspects of the things that matter to you the most when you log on to your computer, etc. Plus make sure your computer is secure as possible.
There will come a time that you will install a Windows Update, and the update wont play nice with your computer. If it starts to act up on day one of the install, then this is the time to remove it. Some updates just get worse as you restart, or boot your system. So act as soon as you spot trouble.
You open a file, and you know you should be able to see it, the file is sitting on the taskbar, but when you click on it you can't see the file's window. What do you do? Well... You don't need to reinstall the Windows Operating System. Do the following: Click the file in the taskbar.Press ALT + spacebar to summon the window's shortcut menu.Press M to choose the move command.Use the keyboards arrow keys to move the window.When you have it moved to the desired spot press the "enter" key on your keyboard.
For those not knowing . Here is a eye view of one in action. Be sure to visit the link also. They have quite a bit of good information on this topic.
Here is the video on youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zxytdLwDLqg or visit the link below.
Computer maintenance is done every month at least once a month more often if you use office software, graphics software, and add, edit, update, and remove software and files often. Scandisk can be done once a week if necessary. It helps to cut down on some error messages for some computer owners. keep a eye out on the amount of space left on your hard drive. letting it get below 25% of space left can cause problems. Others have said they are good till they get down to the 10% to 12% mark. Disk cleanup is no different than keeping a clean home. Use this as often as you want too. All of this maintenance will help your computer to have a longer life span. It will keep your computer from having to work overtime. A computer that is well maintained will last longer than one that is neglected.
If you accidentally click on a website and you are sure you don't want to go there, just press the "stop" button located under your "favorites" button. It's red, and has a "X" on it. There is a way to get out of launching a program in Windows too. To stop a launch of a icon you have accidentally clicked on, if you haven't let go of the mouse button yet then keep holding the mouse button down, and move the mouse off of the icon to a blank space and release. This stops the action all together. Remember also, it is not the action of "clicking on" a software or file that launches the file or software. It is the "release of" the mouse click that launches the file or software.
Sometimes, and believe me, it's not easy to say this--your IE problems are entirely your fault. After you've made a lot of changes to IE's preferences or customized your home page, add a plugin or two, three, four, IE may start to misbehave. If you have no idea which caused the problem, because you also did not test while you made the changes. Back up to square one and start over. To restore IE's default settings, select Internet Options from the Tools menu, then click the Programs tab and the Reset Web Settings button. It is also a good idea to have that install cd/dvd nearby.
These tips will make things go more smoothly when it comes to storing files, folders, and using online menus. Much needed considering the space included in today's computers. Plus the use of drop down menus online has increased as well.