Automatically Backup your Data into your USB Drive

Do you always need to take backup of your important data in your USB Drives so that you can take it to meetings, clients or at home and your forget it. Then I am going to share a handy tool with you by which you can schedule the backup of your important data according to your requirements.

To Schedule Automatic Backup of your Data, you need to download a free tool SyncBack Freeware V3.2.19.0.

Now Install the tool and Launch it. It will ask you to create your Backup Profile as shown in following figure.

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How to mount ISO files in Windows Vista

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There are several problems I’ve found  while  mounting .ISO/.IMG/.BIN etc  CD/DVD image files in windows vista. Well know Daemon Tools claims to be working on windows vista 32 bit and 64 bit versions but it’s not entirely correct because some of the CD/DVD image files appear to be corrupted after loading. Also it is risky to install daemon tools now because they are installing few search bar tools.  Alternatively I’ve tried out SlySoft’s Virtual Clone Drive, which also have the similar problems, it can mount the images but some of the files appears to be corrupted. At last I’ve Installed MagicISO Virtual CD/DVD-ROM(MagicDisc), a freeware multiple CD/DVD emulation utility and it worked on all the CD/DVD Images I’ve tried on. I didn’t try PowerISO or UltraISO yet.

Supported CD/DVD image files in MagicDisc:

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Hosts file configuration – Windows, Linux and Mac

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The Hosts file contains the mappings of IP addresses to host names. This file is loaded into memory (cache) at startup, then Windows checks the Hosts file before it queries any DNS servers, which enables it to override addresses in the DNS. This prevents access to the listed sites by redirecting any connection attempts back to the local machine. Another feature of the HOSTS file is its ability to block other applications from connecting to the Internet, providing the entry exists. It’s a general practice of web developers to test any site locally by emulating the original web address pointing to a local or development server by modifying the hosts file. Here is a brief explanation on how to set it up properly.

Common Locations:

The host file is located in different locations in different operating systems and even in different Windows versions:

  • Windows NT/2000/XP/Vista: %SystemRoot%system32driversetc is the default location, which may be changed. The actual directory is determined by the Registry key HKLMSYSTEMCurrentControlSetServicesTcpipParametersDataBasePath.
  • Windows 95/98/Me: %WinDir%
  • Linux and other Unix-like operating systems: /etc
  • Mac OS 9 and earlier: System Folder: Preferences or System folder (format of the file may vary from Windows and Linux counterparts)
  • Mac OS X: /private/etc (uses BSD-style Hosts file)
  • OS/2 and eComStation: "bootdrive":mptnetc

Setting it up:

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Get back the control of your registry from Trojans

windowsFew days before i was copying some files from my friends SONY M2 memory card and bam i've been hit by a Trojan, it was silently sitting on the memory card. the file name is Flash.exe and it creates a autorun.inf file in your memory card and any usb disk you put into your computer will be infected by it. It keeps running on the memory and it will disable your Task Manager, Command Prompt and Registry Editor. Well these are the tools you need to use to get rid of the trojan virus. I've cleaned my system with Kaspersky Antivirus Pro 7 and still i was not able to use command prompt or regedit. Here are the things you need to do after cleaning the Trojan Virus.

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JkDefrag – Optimize you harddisk for free

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Free (released under the GNU General Public License) disk defragment and optimize utility for Windows 2000/2003/XP/Vista/X64. Completely automatic and very easy to use, fast, low overhead, with two optimization strategies, and can handle floppies and USB disks/sticks. Included are a Windows version, a command line version (for scheduling by the task scheduler or for use from administrator scripts), a screensaver version, a DLL library (for use from programming languages), and versions for Windows X64.

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