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Category archive: Windows Tips

Popular DVD Ripping Tools

Popular DVD Ripping Tools

Take your movies on the go. There are many great utilities in existence to rip, encode, duplicate or play movies. Here are five popular utilities to get the job done.   Handbrake (Win/OS X/Linux)     Handbrake is a free, very simple program, with many great features. It will select recommended settings for whatever device…

Introducing Windows 8

Introducing Windows 8

A Free eBook from Microsoft The Windows 8 operating system is the newest member of the Microsoft Windows family. It differs from earlier Windows releases as much for what it does not change as for what it does change. That is, the features that IT pros loved about Windows 7 are still there in Windows…

FBI Internet Scam

FBI Internet Scam

‘Ransomware’ Locks Computers, Demands Payment There is a new “drive-by” virus on the Internet, and it often carries a fake message—and fine—purportedly from the FBI. “We’re getting inundated with complaints,” said Donna Gregory of the Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3), referring to the virus known as Reveton ransomware, which is designed to extort money from its victims. Reveton is described…

Free Microsoft eBooks

Learn Windows 8, Office, or programming with these free eBooks from Microsoft. Free eBooks for several different Microsoft services. These are for IT specialists, developers and some beginners. Enjoy. Microsoft eBooks

SyncToy 2.1 – Free File and Folder Syncing App From Microsoft

SyncToy 2.1 is a free application that synchronizes files and folders between locations. Typical uses include sharing files, such as photos, with other computers and creating backup copies of files and folders. Overview There are files from all kinds of sources that we want to store and manage. Files are created by our digital cameras,…

Watch out for fake virus alerts

Watch out for fake virus alerts Rogue security software, also known as “scareware,” is software that appears to be beneficial from a security perspective but provides limited or no security, generates erroneous or misleading alerts, or attempts to lure users into participating in fraudulent transactions. How does rogue security software get on my computer? Rogue…

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