Posts from ‘August, 2008’

How to avoid restarting your computer after a software install

Many a times, a program you just installed refuses to work without a restart. It’s genuinely annoying to restart your computer again just to use the software. Well, there’s a workaround. Most of these programs demands a restart because they want the Windows Registry to be re-read. An actual restart is required only for hardware […]

How to change hosts without any downtime, step by step

A common question asked in the various online discussion forums nowadays is “How do I shift/change hosts without any downtime?”. Well, here’s how to do it, step by step. Step 1 : First, add your domain to the control panel of your new host. This way, you’ll ensure that their name servers are updated with […]

The activities of an “in-the-wild” malware

Today, out of boredom, I decided to check the kind of spam I receive in my Gmail inbox. Since all the spam emails had the the same kind of spammy-attractive titles, I decided to check the first one, succulently titled “Video Paris Hilton Nude !”. The email had a conspicuous hyperlink with an H1 anchor […]