Free Apps


Improved Google Tasks Panel

If you use google tasks alot and you have more than on “task account” on it you could use this link:

https://mail.google.com/tasks/canvas

Here you could see all your tasks in different categories.

A mod by that name of (Improved) Google Tasks Panel extension that displays all lists with a larger default sized panel is also available (under Chrome store):
Does only one thing - it loads this page in a panel:

https://mail.google.com/tasks/canvas

Nothing more, nothing less.

 


Easily Add Facebook Chat to Pidgin

 

Want to keep in touch with your Facebook friends throughout the day?  Here we’ll show you how to easily add Facebook chat to the popular multi-protocol chat client Pidgin.

Getting Started

First, make sure you have a username for your Facebook account (link below).  This is a relatively new feature for Facebook, so if you’ve had your account for a while you may need to choose one.

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If you already have one, you should see it listed instead.

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Now, open Pidgin, and click Manage Accounts.

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Click Add…

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Then select XMPP from the Protocol list.

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Now, enter your Facebook username without the facebook.com part (e.gyour.facebook.username, not http://www.facebook.com/your.user.name).  Then, enter chat.facebook.com for the Domain, and enter your standard Facebook password.  You can check the “Remember password” box if you’d like Pidgin to automatically sign in to Facebook chat.

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Now, click on the Advanced tab, and uncheck the “Require SSL/TLS” box.  Also, make sure the Connect port is 5222.  Click Add, and your Facebook account is added to Pidgin.

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Now Facebook will show up in your list of accounts, with the usernameyour.facebook.username@chat.facebook.com.

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Your Facebook friends will show up directly in your Buddy list, complete with their full name and Facebook profile picture.  Any users that are not in a group will show under your standard list, while ones in a Facebook group will be shown in a separate group.  You can move which groups your Facebook friends show up in, just like you can with other chat contacts.

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And no matter if your friend is logged in on the standard Facebook website or through another chat application, it will work the same as always.

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This is a great way to keep in touch with your Facebook friends throughout the day.  If you like Facebook chat and already use Pidgin, now you can keep from switching between programs and just chat with all your friends from a central location.

 

Please refer to link: http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/12527/easily-add-facebook-chat-to-pidgin/


Compress PDF – Reduce the size of your PDF online

 

Today I want to share an free online service for reducing the size of an oversized PDF file.

Just follow the link:

http://smallpdf.com/compress-pdf

Simply drag and drop PDF file into designated area.

This website also offers other online services such as DOC to PDF conversion, split a PDF file, merge PDF files or convert PDF file into JPG fotmat.

Good luck.

 


Great Malware Removal Guide (or How to remove SvcHost.exe malware)

 

This page is a comprehensive guide, which will remove the Svchost.exe infection from your your computer. Please perform all the steps in the correct order. If you have any questions or doubt at any point, STOP and ask for our assistance.
STEP 1: Remove Svchost.exe Master Boot Record infection with Kaspersky TDSSKiller
STEP 2: Run RKill to terminate Svchost.exe malicious processes
STEP 3: Remove Svchost.exe virus with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Free
STEP 4: Remove Svchost.exe malware with RogueKiller
STEP 5:  Remove Svchost.exe infection with HitmanPro
STEP 6: Double check for any left over infections with Emsisoft Emergency Kit
STEP 7: Remove Svchost.exe adware with AdwCleaner
STEP 8: Remove Svchost.exe browser hijacker with Junkware Removal Tool

STEP 1:  Remove Svchost.exe trojan with Kaspersky TDSSKiller

As part of its self defense mechanism, Svchost.exe virus will install a ZeroAccess rootkit on the infected computer.In this first step, we will run a system scan with Kaspersky TDSSKiller to remove this rookit.

  1. Please download the latest official version of Kaspersky TDSSKiller.
    KASPERSKY TDSSKILLER DOWNLOAD LINK(This link will automatically download Kaspersky TDSSKiller on your computer.)
  2. Double-click on tdsskiller.exe to open this utility, then click on Change Parameters.
    Kaspersky TDSSKiller change settings
  3. In the new open window,we will need to enable Detect TDLFS file system, then click on OK.
    Kaspersky TDSSKiller Detect TDLFS file system
  4. Next,we will need to start a scan with Kaspersky, so you’ll need to press the Start Scan button.
    Kaspersky TDSSKiller start scan
  5. Kaspersky TDSSKiller will now scan your computer for Trojan Svchost.exe infection.
    Kaspersky TDSSKiller scan
  6. When the scan has finished it will display a result screen stating whether or not the infection was found on your computer. If it was found it will display a screen similar to the one below.
    Kaspersky TDSSKiller results
  7. To remove the infection simply click on the Continue button and TDSSKiller will attempt to clean the infection.A reboot will be require to completely remove any infection from your system.

STEP 2: Run RKill to terminate Svchost.exe malicious processes

RKill is a program that will attempt to terminate all malicious processes associated with Svchost.exe infection, so that we will be able to perform the next step without being interrupted by this malicious software.
Because this utility will only stop Svchost.exe running process, and does not delete any files, after running it you should not reboot your computer as any malware processes that are configured to start automatically will just be started again.

  1. While your computer is in Safe Mode with Networking ,please download the latest official version of RKill.Please note that we will use a renamed version of RKILL so that Proven Antivirus Protection won’t block this utility from running.
    RKILL DOWNLOAD LINK (This link will automatically download RKILL renamed as iExplore.exe)
  2. Double click on iExplore.exe to start RKill and stop any processes associated with Svchost.exe.
    [Image: RKILL Program]
  3. RKill will now start working in the background, please be patient while the program looks for Svchost.exe malicious process and tries to end them.
    [Image: RKILL stoping malware]
  4. When the Rkill utility has completed its task, it will generate a log. Do not reboot your computer after running RKill as the malware programs will start again.
    [Image: RKill Report]

STEP 3: Remove Svchost.exe virus with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware FREE

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Free utilizes Malwarebytes powerful technology to detect and remove all traces of malware including worms, trojans, rootkits, rogues, dialers, spyware and more.

  1. You can download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Free from the below link, then double-click on the icon named mbam-setup.exe to install this program.
    MALWAREBYTES ANTI-MALWARE DOWNLOAD LINK(This link will open a download page in a new window from where you can download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Free)
  2. When the installation begins, keep following the prompts in order to continue with the setup process, then at the last screen click on the Finish button.
    [Image: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware final installation screen]
  3. On the Scanner tab, select Perform quick scan, and then click on the Scan button to start searching for the Svchost.exe malicious files.
    [Image: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Quick Scan]
  4. Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware will now start scanning your computer for Svchost.exe virus as shown below.
    [Image: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware scanning for Svchost.exe
  5. When the Malwarebytes Anti-Malware scan has finished, click on the Show Results button.
    [Image: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware scan results]
  6. You will now be presented with a screen showing you the computer infections that Malwarebytes Anti-Malware has detected. Make sure that everything is Checked (ticked), then click on the Remove Selected button.
    [Image: Malwarebytes Anti-Malwar removing Svchost.exe virus]
  7. Once your computer will restart in Windows regular mode, open Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and perform a Full System scan to verify that there are no remaining threats.

STEP 4: Remove Svchost.exe infection with RogueKiller

RogueKiller is a utility that will scan for the Svchost.exe registry keys and any other malicious files on your computer.

  1. You can download the latest official version of RogueKiller from the below link.
    ROGUEKILLER DOWNLOAD LINK (This link will open a new web page from where you can download RogueKiller on your computer)
  2. Double-click on RogueKiller.exe to start this utility and then wait for the Prescan to complete.This should take only a few seconds,  then click on the Scan button to perform a system scan.
    [Image: RogueKiller scaning for Svchost.exe virus]
  3. After the scan has completed, press the Delete button to remove Svchost.exe malicious registry keys or files.
    [Image: RogueKiller Detele button]

STEP 5: Remove Svchost.exe infection with HitmanPro

HitmanPro is a second opinion scanner, designed to rescue your computer from malware (viruses, trojans, rootkits, etc.) that have infected your computer despite all the security measures you have taken (such as anti virus software, firewalls, etc.).

  1. You can download HitmanPro from the below link:
    HITMANPRO DOWNLOAD LINK (This link will open a web page from where you can download HitmanPro)
  2. Double-click on the file named HitmanPro.exe (for 32-bit versions of Windows) orHitmanPro_x64.exe (for 64-bit versions of Windows). When the program starts you will be presented with the start screen as shown below.
    HitmanPro scanner
    Click on the Next button, to install HitmanPro on your computer.
    HitmanPro installation
  3. HitmanPro will now begin to scan your computer for Svchost.exe malware.
    HitmanPro detecting for Svchost.exe virus
  4. When it has finished it will display a list of all the malware that the program found as shown in the image below. Click on the Next button, to remove Svchost.exe virus.
    HitmanPro scan results
  5. Click on the Activate free license button to begin the free 30 days trial, and remove all the malicious files from your computer.
    [Image: HitmanPro 30 days activation button]

STEP 6: Double check for any left over infections with Emsisoft Emergency Kit

The Emsisoft Emergency Kit Scanner includes the powerful Emsisoft Scanner complete with graphical user interface. Scan the infected PC for Viruses, Trojans, Spyware, Adware, Worms, Dialers, Keyloggers and other malicious programs.

  1. You can download Emsisoft Emergency Kit from the below link,then extract it to a folder in a convenient location.
    EMSISOFT EMERGENCY KIT DOWNLOAD LINK ((This link will open a new web page from where you can download Emsisoft Emergency Kit)
  2. Open the Emsisoft Emergency Kit folder and double click EmergencyKitScanner.bat, then allow this program to update itself.
    EmergencyKitScanner.bat file
  3. After the Emsisoft Emergency Kit has update has completed,click on the Menu tab,then selectScan PC.
    Emsisoft Emergency Kit scan tab
  4. Select Smart scan and click on the SCAN button to search for “Antivirus Security 2013″ malicious files.
    Emsisoft Emergency Kit smart scan
  5. When the scan will be completed,you will be presented with a screen reporting which malicious files has Emsisoft detected on your computer, and you’ll need to click onQuarantine selected objects to remove them.
    Emsisoft Emergency Kit removing malware

STEP 7: Remove Svchost.exe adware with AdwCleaner

The AdwCleaner utility will scan your computer and web browser for the Svchost.exe malicious files, browser extensions and registry keys, that may have been installed on your computer without your knowledge.

  1. You can download AdwCleaner utility from the below link.
    ADWCLEANER DOWNLOAD LINK (This link will automatically download AdwCleaner on your computer)
  2. Before starting AdwCleaner, close all open programs and internet browsers, thendouble-click on the AdwCleaner icon.
    Picture of AdwCleaner Icon
    If Windows prompts you as to whether or not you wish to run AdwCleaner, please allow it to run.
  3. When the AdwCleaner program will open, click on the Scan button as shown below.
    Picture of AdwCleaner Scan button
    AdwCleaner will now start to search for the Svchost.exe malicious files that may be installed on your computer.
  4. To remove the Svchost.exe malicious files that were detected in the previous step, please click on the Clean button.
    Picture of AdwCleaner Clean button
  5. AdwCleaner will now prompt you to save any open files or data as the program will need to reboot the computer. Please do so and then click on the OK button. AdwCleaner will now delete all detected adware from your computer. When it is done it will display an alert that explains what PUPs (Potentially Unwanted Programs) and Adware are. Please read through this information and then press the OK button. You will now be presented with an alert that states AdwCleaner needs to reboot your computer.
    Please click on the OK button to allow AdwCleaner reboot your computer.

STEP 8: Remove Svchost.exe browser hijack with Junkware Removal Tool

Junkware Removal Tool is a powerful utility, which will remove Svchost.exe virus from Internet Explorer, Firefox or Google Chrome.

  1. You can download the Junkware Removal Tool utility from the below link:
    JUNKWARE REMOVAL TOOL DOWNLOAD LINK (This link will automatically download the Junkware Removal Tool utility on your computer)
  2. Once Junkware Removal Tool has finished downloading, please double-click on the JRT.exe icon as seen below.
    [Image: Junkware Removal Tool]
    If Windows prompts you as to whether or not you wish to run Junkware Removal Tool, please allow it to run.
  3. Junkware Removal Tool will now start, and at the Command Prompt, you’ll need to press any key to perform a scan for the Svchost.exe.
    [Image: Junkware Removal Tool scanning for Svchost.exe virus]
    Please be patient as this can take a while to complete (up to 10 minutes) depending on your system’s specifications.
  4. When the scan Junkware Removal Tool will be completed, this utility will display a log with the malicious files and registry keys that were removed from your computer.
    [Image: Junkware Removal Tool final log]

Your computer should now be free of the Svchost.exe infection.

Refer to link: http://malwaretips.com/blogs/svchost-exe-virus-removal/


Synergy – share your mouse and keyboard between multiple computers on your desk

 

Synergy lets you easily share your mouse and keyboard between multiple computers on your desk, and it’s Free and Open Source. Just move your mouse off the edge of one computer’s screen on to another. You can even share all of your clipboards. All you need is a network connection. Synergy is cross-platform (works on Windows, Mac OS X and Linux).

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Windows

To install Synergy on Windows, follow these steps:

  1. Double click the downloaded installer.
  2. Click “I Agree” to agree to the license.
  3. You can choose an install location, but we recommend you use the default.
  4. Click “Install” to begin the installation.
  5. Once finished, click “Close” to finish the installation.

If this is your first installation, the setup wizard should appear when you first run Synergy. The wizard may also appear if we’ve changed something or added a new feature. Note that on Windows the wizard may have started behind another window. Once you have installed Synergy on all of your machines, skip to the “Configure” section of this guide.

Mac OS X

To install Synergy on Mac OS X, follow these steps:

  1. Open the .dmg file you downloaded.
  2. Drag the Synergy app into the Applications shortcut in the same window.
  3. If prompted, click “Replace”.
  4. Open your Applications folder
  5. Find the new Synergy app and double click.

If this is your first installation, the setup wizard should appear when you first run Synergy. The wizard may also appear if we’ve changed something or added a new feature. Once you have installed Synergy on all of your machines, skip to the “Configure” section of this guide.

Linux

To install Synergy on Linux, follow these steps:

  1. Double click the .deb or .rpm file.
  2. Follow any on-screen install instructions for your distro.
  3. Once complete, you can find the Synergy program in Accessories.

If this is your first installation, the setup wizard should appear when you first run Synergy. The wizard may also appear if we’ve changed something or added a new feature. Once you have installed Synergy on all of your machines, skip to the “Configure” section of this guide.

Configure

The Wizard

The wizard is designed to be easy enough to understand without reading a user guide.

The wizard will not fully configure Synergy. You can learn how to configure Synergy by reading the remainder of this section.

Configure a Server

The server computer will share its keyboard and mouse with clients. It needs to know about all clients that will connect to it. To tell the server about these clients, click “Configure Server”.

  1. To add a new client, drag a new screen onto the grid from the spare at the upper right.
  2. To remove a client, drag the screen to the trash can in the upper left.
  3. To move a client, drag the existing screen to another cell.
  4. If you drag a screen on top of another screen, the screens will switch places.

Configure a Client

Once you’ve configured your Server, you need to connect each Client to the server. Assuming you selected “Client” during the wizard, the Client option should be checked on the main window. In the “Server IP” field, enter the IP address of the server. Note: This field will also accept a hostname if you have DNS configured on your local network (most users do not).

Click Apply or Start.

Note: The port number on the Synergy client must be set to the same number as the port number on the Synergy server. You may check this by going to Edit –> Settings (Win/Linux) or Synergy –> Preferences to display what port numbers each are set.

Troubleshooting

  • My Client and Server both state they are “connected” but my mouse does not leave the screen

Is your Scroll Lock key activated? This is useful for when playing video games or other full screen applications. The Scroll Lock key can be used to prevent the mouse switching input to another screen. Users that don’t have a Scroll Lock key can re-assign the lock key by clicking “Configure Server” and selecting the “Hotkeys” tab.

  • Why is the mouse over sensitive in games on the client?

To solve this you need to do two things. First enable relative mouse movements on the server:

  1. Click “Configure Server”,
  2. Click the “Advanced server settings” tab,
  3. Tick the “Use relative mouse moves” checkbox
  4. Click “OK”

Finally lock the mouse to your client screen (see: How do I lock the mouse on one screen?).

  • Why do certain programs stop me from moving the mouse off screen?

This usually occurs in Vista and above, and is due to UAC in Windows. The solution to this is to run Synergy in “Elevated” mode (this can be selected at the bottom of the main Synergy window). You can also try launching Synergy as an administrator.

  • How do I send developers the debug output?

Click the “Edit” menu and select “Settings”. Then change the “Logging level” drop-down to “Debug” or higher. The debug output should appear in the “Log” area of the main window (if not, try restarting the program). You are able to copy text from this area by right clicking.