Tuesday, January 30, 2007

New Yahoo Policy Regarding Privacy

Posted by Shanker Tuesday, January 30, 2007, under | No comments

As you all know, Yahoo! upgraded its features and the capacities of the mail accounts have grown to 250 MB.

That's good for sure, but the "monitoring" methods that we all have been far too familiar with in the last couple of years have been renewed with this move also.

Yahoo! is now keeping track of which sites its members that are getting into groups or using Yahoo! services are visiting and storing this data with a method called "Web Beacons".

The aim is to give these statistics to the partner companies arranged by agreement and to improve the "advertisement guiding" function.However, those who are bothered by this and do not want to be kept track of have still a choice.

Yahoo! has hidden this option way deep inside somewhere

1. Go to the addressCode:http://privacy.yahoo.com/privacyand click the "Cookies" link under the "Special Topics" column.

2. Click the "Web Beacons" link under the "Reference Links" Column.

3. On this page, click the "click here to opt out" link toward the end of the third paragraph under the "Outside the Yahoo! Network" title.

4. After a while, a page that says you have been out of the monitoring program will load. Without doing anything, close that page or continue your usual surfing by typing another address in the address bar.
(Do NOT click the "Cancel Opt-out" button, your action will be cancelled!)

5. You're done! Now Yahoo! will not record what you're doing during surfing.You can let your friends that might be interested know about this; since no matter how "innocent" it may seem, it's still a violation of privacy


Did you know that Yahoo now tracks every LINK or AD that a user MAY HAVE SEEN ON THE PAGE. They now accumulate 1 terrabyte of data every 2 days

Monday, January 29, 2007

20 Things you dont Know In WINDOWS XP.

Posted by Shanker Monday, January 29, 2007, under | No comments

1. It boasts how long it can stay up. Whereas previousversions of Windows were coy about how long they wentbetween boots, XP is positively proud of its stamina.Go to the Command Prompt in the Accessories menu fromthe All Programs start button option, and then type'systeminfo'. The computer will produce a lot ofuseful info, including the uptime. If you want to keepthese, type 'systeminfo > info.txt'. This creates afile called info.txt you can look at later withNotepad. (Professional Edition only).

2. You can delete files immediately, without havingthem move to the Recycle Bin first. Go to the Startmenu, select Run... and type ' gpedit.msc'; then selectUser Configuration, Administrative Templates, WindowsComponents, Windows Explorer and find the Do not movedeleted files to the Recycle Bin setting. Set it.Poking around in gpedit will reveal a great manyinterface and system options, but take care -- somemay stop your computer behaving as you wish.(Professional Edition only).

3. You can lock your XP workstation with two clicks ofthe mouse. Create a new shortcut on your desktop usinga right mouse click, and enter 'rundll32.exeuser32.dll,LockWorkStation' in the location field.Give the shortcut a name you like. That's it -- justdouble click on it and your computer will be locked.And if that's not easy enough, Windows key + L will dothe same.

4. XP hides some system software you might want toremove, such as Windows Messenger, but you can tickleit and make it disgorge everything. Using Notepad orEdit, edit the text file /windows/inf/sysoc.inf,search for the word 'hide' and remove it. You can thengo to the Add or Remove Programs in the Control Panel,select Add/Remove Windows Components and there will beyour prey, exposed and vulnerable.

5. For those skilled in the art of DOS batch files, XPhas a number of interesting new commands. Theseinclude 'eventcreate' and 'eventtriggers' for creatingand watching system events, 'typeperf' for monitoringperformance of various subsystems, and 'schtasks' forhandling scheduled tasks. As usual, typing the commandname followed by /? will give a list of options --they're all far too baroque to go into here.

6. XP has IP version 6 support -- the next generationof IP. Unfortunately this is more than your ISP has,so you can only experiment with this on your LAN. Type'ipv6 install' into Run... (it's OK, it won't ruinyour existing network setup) and then 'ipv6 /?' at thecommand line to find out more. If you don't know whatIPv6 is, don't worry and don't bother.

7. You can at last get rid of tasks on the computerfrom the command line by using 'taskkill /pid' and thetask number, or just 'tskill' and the process number.Find that out by typing 'tasklist', which will alsotell you a lot about what's going on in your system.

8. XP will treat Zip files like folders, which is niceif you've got a fast machine. On slower machines, youcan make XP leave zip files well alone by typing'regsvr32 /u zipfldr.dll' at the command line. If youchange your mind later, you can put things back asthey were by typing 'regsvr32 zipfldr.dll'.

9. XP has ClearType -- M'zoft's anti-aliasing fontdisplay technology -- but doesn't have it enabled bydefault. It's well worth trying, especially if youwere there for DOS and all those years of staring at ascreen have given you the eyes of an astigmatic bat.To enable ClearType, right click on the desktop,select Properties, Appearance, Effects, selectClearType from the second drop-down menu and enablethe selection. Expect best results on laptop displays.If you want to use ClearType on the Welcome loginscreen as well, set the registry entryHKEY_USERS/.DEFAULT/ControlPanel/Desktop/FontSmoothingType to 2.

10. You can use Remote Assistance to help a friendwho's using network address translation (NAT) on ahome network, but not automatically. Get your pal toemail you a Remote Assistance invitation and edit thefile. Under the RCTICKET attribute will be a NAT IPaddress, like Replace this with yourchum's real IP address -- they can find this out bygoing to
www.whatismyip.com -- and get them to makesure that they've got port 3389 open on their firewalland forwarded to the errant computer.

11. You can run a program as a different user withoutlogging out and back in again. Right click the icon,select Run As... and enter the user name and passwordyou want to use. This only applies for that run. Thetrick is particularly useful if you need to haveadministrative permissions to install a program, whichmany require. Note that you can have some fun byrunning programs multiple times on the same system asdifferent users, but this can have unforeseen effects.

12. Windows XP can be very insistent about youchecking for auto updates, registering a Passport,using Windows Messenger and so on. After a while, thenagging goes away, but if you feel you might slip thebonds of sanity before that point, run Regedit, go toHKEY_CURRENT_USER/Software/M'zoft/Windows/CurrentVersion/Explorer/Advanced and create a DWORD valuecalled EnableBalloonTips with a value of 0.

13. You can start up without needing to enter a username or password. Select Run... from the start menuand type 'control userpasswords2', which will open theuser accounts application. On the Users tab, clear thebox for Users Must Enter A User Name And Password ToUse This Computer, and click on OK. An AutomaticallyLog On dialog box will appear; enter the user name andpassword for the account you want to use.

14. Internet Explorer 6 will automatically deletetemporary files, but only if you tell it to. Start thebrowser, select Tools / Internet Options... andAdvanced, go down to the Security area and check thebox to Empty Temporary Internet Files folder whenbrowser is closed.

15. XP comes with a free Network Activity Light, justin case you can't see the LEDs twinkle on your networkcard. Right click on My Network Places on the desktop,then select Properties. Right click on the descriptionfor your LAN or dial-up connection, select Properties,then check the Show icon in notification area whenconnected box. You'll now see a tiny network icon onthe right of your task bar that glimmers nicely duringnetwork traffic.

16. The Start Menu can be leisurely when it decides toappear, but you can speed things along by changing theregistry entry HKEY_CURRENT_USER/ControlPanel/Desktop/MenuShowDelay from the default 400 tosomething a little snappier. Like 0.

17. You can rename loads of files at once in WindowsExplorer. Highlight a set of files in a window, thenright click on one and rename it. All the other fileswill be renamed to that name, with individual numbersin brackets to distinguish them. Also, in a folder youcan arrange icons in alphabetised groups by View,Arrange Icon By... Show In Groups.

18. Windows Media Player will display the cover artfor albums as it plays the tracks -- if it found thepicture on the Internet when you copied the tracksfrom the CD. If it didn't, or if you have lots ofpre-WMP music files, you can put your own copy of thecover art in the same directory as the tracks. Justcall it folder.jpg and Windows Media Player will pickit up and display it.

19. Windows key + Break brings up the SystemProperties dialogue box; Windows key + D brings up thedesktop; Windows key + Tab moves through the taskbarbuttons.

20. The next release of Windows XP, codenamedLonghorn, is due out late next year or early 2006 andwon't be much to write home about. The next bigrelease is codenamed Blackcomb and will be out in2003/2007.

Windows XP Built in Font Editor

Posted by Shanker Monday, January 29, 2007, under | No comments

Character Editor :

here it is:

1. Click "Start"
2. Click "Run"
3. Type in "eudcedit"
4. The program that pops up is a hidden font editor that lets you create your own fonts and characters to use in other programs like MS Word.

Thursday, January 25, 2007

Unlimited downloads from Megaupload

Posted by Shanker Thursday, January 25, 2007, under | No comments

when you thy to download the files from website like megaupload u will get limited support but it provides unlimited downloads to megaupload toolbar.
but the problem is that it is a spyware.
ALEXA : highrated spyware
so what we are going to do is are going to pretend as we have installed megaupload by adding this line of code to registry

1)open the notepad

2)copy and paste

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\5.0\User Agent\Post Platform]"Alexa Toolbar"=""3)Now set the filetype as allfiles and save the file with .reg extension

4)now rt click on the file and select merge.


Sunday, January 21, 2007

Code your Autorun CD.

Posted by Shanker Sunday, January 21, 2007, under | No comments

Have you ever wondered about the CD that automatically starts running when it is placed in CD Drive.
If you wanna make a autorun file for that CD you are ready to burn just read this...

1) You open notepad
2) now you writ: [autorun]
Now save it but not as a .txt file but as a .inf file.
But remember! The "Setup_filename.EXE" MUST be replaced with the name of the setup file. And you also need to rember that it is not all of the setup files there are called '.exe but some are called '.msi
3) Now burn your CD with the autorun .inf file included.
4) Now set the CD in you CD drive and wait for the autorun to begin or if nothing happens just double-click on the CD drive in "This Computer"

Thursday, January 18, 2007

Increase you System Bandwidth

Posted by Shanker Thursday, January 18, 2007, under | No comments

A nice little tweak for XP Pro. Microsoft reserve 20% of your available bandwidth for their own purposes (suspect for updates and interrogating your machine etc..)

Here's how to get it back:

Click Start-->Run-->type "gpedit.msc" without the "
This opens the group policy editor. Then go to:
Local Computer Policy-->Computer Configuration-->Administrative Templates-->Network-->QOS Packet Scheduler-->Limit Reservable Bandwidth
Double click on Limit Reservable bandwidth. It will say it is not configured, but the truth is under the 'Explain' tab. I am Quoting it for Reference:
"By default, the Packet Scheduler limits the system to 20 percent of the bandwidth of a connection, but you can use this setting to override the default."
So the trick is to ENABLE reservable bandwidth, then set it to ZERO.
This will allow the system to reserve nothing, rather than the default 20%.
works on XP Pro, and 2000

Do u know Internet

Posted by Shanker Thursday, January 18, 2007, under | No comments

BOOKMARK — an online function that lets you access your favorite websites quickly.

BROWSER — special software that allows you to navigate several areas of the Internet and view a website.

BULLETIN BOARD/NEWSGROUP — places to leave an electronic message or share news that anyone can read and respond to. Marketers or others can get your e-mail address from bulletin boards and newsgroups.

CHAT ROOM — a place for people to converse online by typing messages to each other. (Once you're in a chat room, others can contact you by e-mail. Some online services monitor their chat rooms and encourage children to report offensive chatter. Some allow parents to deny access to chat rooms altogether.)

CHATTING — a way for a group of people to converse online in real-time by typing messages to each other.

COOKIE — when you visit a site, a notation may be fed to a file " known as a "cookie" in your computer for future reference. If you revisit the site, the "cookie" file allows the website to identify you as a "return" guest — and offer you products tailored to your interests or tastes. You can set your online preferences to limit or let you know about "cookies" that a website places on your computer.

CYBERSPACE — another name for the Internet.

DOWNLOAD — the transfer of files or software from a remote computer to your computer.

E-MAIL — computer-to-computer messages between one or more individuals via the Internet.

FILTER — software you can buy that lets you block access to websites and content that you may find unsuitable.

INTERNET — the universal network that allows computers to talk to other computers in words, text, graphics, and sound, anywhere in the world.

ISP (Internet Service Provider) — a service that allows you to connect to the Internet. When you sign up (it takes special software and a modem), you'll be asked to enter a screen name, a secret password and your credit card number. Usually, online charges are billed to your credit card. Most providers allow you to review your monthly expenses online instead of sending you a separate itemized bill. If you note unexpected charges from your ISP, call for an explanation. If you're not satisfied with the explanation, or think you may be the victim of fraud, write a letter to your credit card company and your state Attorney General.

JUNK E-MAIL — unsolicited commercial e-mail; also known as "spam." Usually junk e-mail doesn't contain the recipient's address on the "To" line. Instead, the addressee is a made-up name, such as "friend@public.com." Or the address on the "To" line is identical to the one on the "From' line.

KEYWORD — a word you enter into a search engine to begin the search for specific information or websites.

LINKS — highlighted words on a website that allow you to connect to other parts of the same website or to other websites.

LISTSERV — an online mailing list that allows individuals or organizations to send e"mail to groups of people at one time.

MODEM — an internal or external device that connects your computer to a phone line and, if you wish, to a company that can link you to the Internet.

ONLINE SERVICE — an ISP with added information, entertainment and shopping features.

PASSWORD — a personal code that you use to access your account with your ISP.

PRIVACY POLICY — a statement on a website describing what information about you is collected by the site, and how it is used. Ideally, the policy is posted prominently and offers you options about the use of your personal information. These options are called opt-in and opt-out. An opt-in choice means the website won't use your information unless you specifically say it's okay. An opt-out choice means the website can use the information unless you specifically direct it not to.

SCREEN NAME — the name you call yourself when you communicate online. You may want to abbreviate your name or make up a name. Your ISP may allow you to use several screen names.

SEARCH ENGINE — a function that lets you search for information and websites. Using a search engine is like accessing the main card file in a library, only easier. A few keywords can lead you almost anywhere on the Internet. You can find search engines or a search function on many websites.

URL (Uniform Resource Locator) — the address that lets you locate a particular site. For example, http://www.ftc.gov is the URL for the Federal Trade Commission. All government URLs end in .gov. Non-profit organizations and trade associations end in .org. For example, http://www.naag.org is the URL for the National Association of Attorneys General. Commercial companies now end in .com, although additional suffixes or domains may be used as the number of businesses on the Internet grows. Other countries use different endings.

VIRUS — a file maliciously planted in your computer that can damage files and disrupt your system.

WEBSITE — An Internet destination where you can look at and retrieve data. All the websites in the world, linked together, make up the World Wide Web or the "Web."




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