Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Hardware : USB antivirus

Do you get some virus anywhere you take your USB drive ?

Did my critical data in flash drive get erased by a virus ?

How do you prevent viruses and trojans from a computer and from USB drives ?

Here is the USB solution - USB antivirus.

It is not very useful for me - I don't need hardware to remove viruses. I use software - I'll tell you how in a future article on www.fundazone.com or johndasfundas.blogspot.com

But for those who can afford it and need to keep their data safe from viruses, trojans and spyware, this may be useful.

If you use your pen drive in many different computers it is safe to have the latest antivirus updated definitions. Still some new viruses may escape.

This USB pen drive antivirus removes viruses from your computer

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Today's fortune: My orkut text is reversed

Did any of you have this particular problem ? A webpage showing text in the reverse direction.

In your orkut home page, the Today's Fortune and a few recent visitors are displayed in the reverse direction. Mirrored.

I had this problem too but solved it - for the time being. In my orkut home page

This profile has this problem too !

How to fix the reversed text in orkut home.aspx page ?

In your browser (Internet Explorer or Firefox ),


Internet Explorer
      • Click View > Encoding > Western European (Windows)
Mozilla Firefox

      • Click View > Character Encoding > Western (ISO-8859-1)



Here is the trick to link to your profile page in orkut.

Orkut-script javascript: Best and worst profile , album or scrapbook

Saturday, January 19, 2008

How to block Navigation bar on top on blogspot (next blog link)

The "Next Blog" link on the Navbar makes your blog part of the blogosphere. Someone clicking on "Next Blog" from their blog (or a third party's) randomly lands on your blog. The random nature - never the same blogs twice - makes the "Next Blog" appealing, and provides readers to new blogs.

But the random nature is a double edged sword. You never know where you're going, when you click there. Sometimes, you end up where you don't want to go. If you have a blog targeted to those of impressionable minds (children for instance), you may not want the readers of your blog next blogging from yours.

So you block the Navbar on your blog. Find the 3 lines of code shown below, that are in the template now, and add the first line of code to immediately precede them. This will be at the end of the blog header, just before the blog body. In a normal template, and without "Expand Widget Templates" selected, this will be 4/5 towards the bottom of the template. Backup the template, before, and after, you make this modification!


#navbar-iframe {height:0px;visibility:hidden;display:none} <== Add this line,
]]> <== immediately above
<== these 3 lines,
<== that are already there.


Now, no next blog surfing from your blog (though still possible from others). And now, your blog becomes less of a member of the Blogosphere. You're getting readers (from other Bloggers using "Next Blog" to click to yours), but you're not providing readers to other blogs (from other Bloggers potentially using "Next Blog" to click from yours).

Blogger Support says :
While it's not officially against our TOS, we discourage folks from removing it because we think it's a great feature with more improvements to come.
Follow the above instructions at your own peril, as Blogger controls the TOS and has been known to change it. Their ball, their ball game.

Thinnovation - Why is the MacBook Air so thin ?


Why , or rather how is the MacBook Air so thin ? How can a computer fit into that space ?

Here's the real deal :

This is how it's done.
  • No CD drive
  • Thinnovation
  • A smaller Intel Core 2 duo micro processor

Amazingly thin. Amazingly full-size.

The thinness of MacBook Air is stirring. But perhaps more impressive, there’s a full-size notebook encased in the 0.16 to 0.76 inch of sleek, sturdy anodized aluminum. And at just 3.0 pounds,1 MacBook Air is more than portable — it’s with you everywhere you go.


A no-compromise display.

The glossy 13.3-inch, widescreen LED backlit MacBook Air display is the same viewable size as the screen on MacBook. The 1280-by-800 resolution gives you vibrant images and rich colors at full brightness the moment you open MacBook Air. So you get full-screen performance with all the benefits of a slim design.


Enjoy !!!

  • Keyboard 1
  • Keyboard 2
  • Keyboard 3
  • Keyboard 4
Video !!!
  • Keyboard Illumination QTVR

MacBook Air - see the advertisement

MacBook Air - see the advertisement

It's razor-thin and looks great and of course we all know that Apple is going to sell a gazillion of them. Yet another gadget from Apple - the company that brought us the iPod, iPhone, iMac and such stylish stuff.





Want to buy a Macbook ???

MacBook Air - see the advertisement

MacBook Air - see the advertisement

It's razor-thin and looks great and of course we all know that Apple is going to sell a gazillion of them.

See through, transparent desktop wallpaper - laptop actually


Now this is a wallpaper. Transparent so that you ca see behind your computer - hey that's not possible.

Now, how is this done ???

Firstly, is it possible to just take a photo of what is behind the computer and use it as a wallpaper ?

It is possible, but very difficult to get it right .


How is this picture done ???

very simple. Just take a photo of the place and take a separate picture of the laptop. Then using a photo editing software, cut out the laptop without the actual background and put it over the other image . Confusing ?


Just cut and paste buddy, CUT and PASTE.

Friday, January 18, 2008

Scam Spam - You won a lottery - oh no , not again !!

Here is some scam spam I received !!!!


#15 Oxford Street Liverpool L2 5QQ
United Kingdom





This is to inform you that you have won a prize money of Two Hundred and Fifty Five Thousand Great Britain Pounds (GBP255,000) for the Month of January, 2008 Prize Promotion which is Organized by YAHOO,and MSN/HOTMAIL

YAHOO! MSN/HOTMAIL! collects all the email addresses of the people that are active online, among the millions that subscribed to Yahoo and Msn/Hotmail. Six people are selected monthly to benefit from this promotion and you are one of the Selected Winners.

PAYMENT OF PRIZE AND CLAIM

Winners shall be paid in accordance with his/her Settlement Center. Yahoo Award must be claimed no later than 15 days from date of Draw Notification. Any prize not claimed within this period will be forfeited.

Stated below are your identification numbers:

BATCH NUMBER: YM 09102XN
REFERENCE NUMBER: YM35447XN
PIN: YM09788

These numbers fall within the England Location file, you are requested to contact our fiduciary agent in Liverpool and send your winning identification numbers to him;

Agent Name: Rev. James Frank White
E-Mail: rev.jameswhite011@yahoo.co.uk
Tel: +44 702 4028186

You are advised to send your winning numbers to your claims agent immediately for the neccessary guidelines on how to get your prize.


Congratulations!! once again.
Yours in service,


Prof. (Mrs) Rosemary Clark
...................................................................................................................................................


WARNING!

Do not tell people about your Prize Award until your money is successfully handed over to you to avoid disqualification that may arise from double claim.

You may also receive similar e-mails from people portraying to be other Organizations or Yahoo Inc. This is solely to collect your personal information from you and lay claim over your winning. In event that you receive any e-mail similar to the notification letter that was sent to you, Kindly forward a copy to us and delete it from your mail box and give no further correspondence to such person or body.
Yahoo shall not be held responsible for any loss of fund arising from the above mentioned

Monday, January 07, 2008

Google Adsense pays with Western Union Money Transfer

Google Adsense now pays with Western Union Money Transfer ! Get your money faster.

But they don't have India. Pakistan is included, but why is India not there ???? Boo hoo ..

Is Western Union available in my country?

Payment by Western Union Quick Cash is currently available in the following countries and areas:

  • China (Mainland)
  • Malaysia
  • Pakistan
  • Romania
  • Philippines
  • Argentina
  • Chile
  • Peru
  • Colombia

Though we may offer Western Union to a wider set of publishers in the future, we do not have a date for when this may become available. We appreciate your patience as we expand this payment option.



What is payment by Western Union Quick Cash?

Western Union Quick Cash is a payment method that allows you to receive your AdSense payments in cash using the worldwide Western Union money transfer service. Payments will be available for pick up at your local Western Union Agent the day after they are sent according to our normal payment schedule.

This means that you won't have to wait for a check to arrive in the mail. Choosing to receive your payments by Western Union can also cut down on the bank fees and long clearing times associated with depositing checks.

Your Western Union Quick Cash payment will be made in US dollars. However, at most Western Union Agent locations, you may have the option to receive your payment in your local currency. Conversion rates will be calculated according to the rate used by the Western Union Agent on the day you pick up your payment.

To begin receiving your AdSense payments by Western Union Quick Cash, simply follow our instructions.



What are the Western Union payout limitations?

Western Union has payout limitations depending on location. To find the maximum payment amount, please follow these steps:

  1. Log into your account at www.google.com/adsense
  2. Click the My Account tab
  3. In the Payment Details section, click 'edit'
  4. Select Western Union Quick Cash'
  5. If there is a payout limitation, the amount will be listed on this page

Please note that if your payment is above that amount, we will automatically send it to you via secured express delivery check and not Western Union Quick Cash. There is a fee associated with this service. This charge is visible in your publisher account - simply click the edit link under Payment details, on the My Account tab. If we update your form of payment to secured express delivery check, you'll continue to receive payments in this manner unless you change it back to Western Union Quick Cash within your account.

If you prefer to have a payment in any particular month that is over the maximum payout sent to you via standard delivery at no cost, please select that payment type in your account before the 15th of that month.



How do I pick up my Western Union Quick Cash payment?

In order to pick up your payment by Western Union Quick Cash, please complete the following steps:

  1. Visit http://www.payment-solutions.com/agent.asp to locate a Western Union Agent.
  2. Call the Western Union Agent to confirm that they offer the Quick Cash service.
  3. Bring the following information with you:

    - a valid government-issued photo ID (Passport, Driver's license, National ID etc)
    - sender's information: Google Inc. 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, California 94043, USA. Phone Number: 650-253-4000
    - amount of your payment, which you can find on your Payment History page
    - your unique MTCN (Money Transfer Control Number) which you can find by clicking on the 'details' link next to the Payment Issued line on your Payment History page

When you go to the Western Union agent, please let them know that you would like to pick up a Quick Cash payment. Additionally, please remember to pick up your Western Union payment within 35 days of the payment date, or the amount will be credited back to your AdSense account.




Image with a thumbnail that's different

image thumbnail different from actual picture


I just found this picture from the net. Check it out !!

Here is an image which seems to be normal. An ordinary JPG file.

But click the image to open up fully and save the image.

Check out the thumbnail image- cool huh ? (Works in Windows XP, tell me if it works in others too)

To see thumbnails, go to the folder where u saved the file (using My Computer) and then click View - Thumbnails


Thursday, January 03, 2008

Orkut virus removal tool - vulgar video scrap Priscilla p0rn virus

Identifying and removing the pest circulating through orkut:

Let's consider two situations:

1. Let's assume that you clicked on a link malicious, which sent for your profile orkut, from the computer in your home:

In this case it is very likely that your computer is infected and will require that you download the removal tool BankerFix before anything.

With this tool, the process of identification and removal is automatic and easy!

After you download it, follow the step-by-step:

1°. Go to the place where dropped the tool and run it

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2°. The program will offer the option of checking a new update. É recomendável que aceite. It is recommended that accepted.

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3°.If the above option is accepted, the tool will check if there is a new update.

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4°. The tool will tell you if there was any update

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5°. Now, it will be necessary for your Internet browser, is closed. If there is any antivirus program on your computer - or a firewall, for example - that blocks the implementation of the tool, disable it temporarily.

6°. Press any key to continue.

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7°. The tool will automatically search on your computer, to see if there is any pest orkut installed. Then it displays a message with the result of the verification. Read carefully, and then press any key to finalize.

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2. If you clicked on a link from any other malicious computer outside your home:

Assume that if you signed orkut elsewhere, outside your home, your computer is not infected.

In this case, you only need to access your profile orkut profile and change the password for access. Com isso, não conseguirão mais acessar o seu perfil. With this, will not be to access your profile.

Remarks:

1.During the installation process, the tool BankerFix creates a directory on your computer C: \ LinhaDefensiva \ Once we finalize the process of removal, you should delete it manually. Just click on the directory LinhaDefensiva and press the delete key.

2. It is almost inevitable maintain control of these pests in environments Community - the kind lan house, for example. Even if you know the person responsible for the establishment and he remove the scourge, will not prevent other people click on these links malicious. The best would you consider the possibility of preventing access to such sites. Well, the whole procedure above will by the water below after the first access to another computer that is infected.

3. We noticed that, this year, the team orkut has demonstrated a greater interest in the safety of users. Some links are previously disabled, the system, and not leave them hidden in passing sentences sent to the profiles of users.

4. Avoid clicking on suspicious links, especially if they are not expected from your friend

Another virus in orkut !

Orkut.com, the social networking community owned by orkut is being used by hackers to spread another virus which posts a "p0rn" video on your scrapbook and the following message.

Fizeram uma festinha na casa da Priscila, só que ela bebeu demais
perdeu a vergonha e tirou a roupa, ai a galera nao dispensou
tiraram muitas fotos dela e colocaram na internet.
até que ela é bonita, olha ai o novo album dela rsrs..
depois me fale o que achou..

clique na imagem para ver o slide completo



If you get a scrap like this, immediately alert the friend who scrapped you to tell all his/her friends not to click on it and that IT WAS FROM A VIRUS, not from them.

To remove the virus
Download and install this software called BankerFix

Run it and remove the virus.


Warn all your friends who might be infected.
To easily scrap all your friends use this

Orkut-Scrap many or all friends at once


remove the virus using one of the virus removal tools from the next post or the sidebar

Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Want to be on Blogger "Blogs of Note" ?


If you host a blogger blog, on your Blogger dashboard (requires login) on the right side you might have seen some Blogs of Note.

Blogger staff seems to surf around notable and popular Blogger blogs and list them on the Blogs of Note. Just in case you were wondering if you could get you blog listed there and visited by thousands of Blogger users, there is a way. You can suggest a Blog of Note.

For example, if you like reading my blog and would like to suggest it to other readers, you can click the button next to “I want to recommend a blog of note”.

A new form will open where you can enter a url like http://johndafundas.blogspot.com/ in my case and click send.

You can even recommend your own blog as a Blog of note and hope you make it to the list.

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