28 October 2009

How to recover corrupted PowerPoint file using TEMP folder?

Normally PowerPoint open files can become corrupted when you are trying to save it or if you were working on it and your PowerPoint application or windows crashed due to power failure. Windows saves a duplicate copy of working file as a temporary version. There is no need to use any third party software to manage these types of corrupted files, because you can recover them from TEMP folder.

Follow the given steps to recover the corrupted files in MS PowerPoint:

First click on Start button then click on Search option to start your search process.

Here type the *.TMP in "All or part of the file name" box then choose the "Local Hard Drives" option in "Look in" box.

Now click on Search button to start the search process of temporary files on your system local drives.

After some time, windows locate the list to temporary files. Here arrange the all temp files as Date modified.

Now open the PowerPoint and try to open these temp files or double click on that file to run in PowerPoint.


14 October 2009

Avira's Antivir Personal Tops among Free Antivirus Programs

Lots of companies offer software that's supposed to stop worms, viruses and other malware for free. Based on the October 2009 issue of PCWorld magazine, they tested nine such security programs to find the ones you can really depend on.

According to PCWorld, free antivirus programs vary just as much as their paid counterparts do in the quality of their protection. And frugal PC users on the hunt for no-cost antivirus software - already faces with tons of options - will have even more to choose from when new free offerings from Microsoft and Panda join the programs currently available from Alwil(Avast), AVG, Avira, Comodo, and PC Tools.

Among the above mentioned antivirus software programs, Avira's Antivir Personal claimes the top spot. It excelled in malware detection tests and boasted the top scan speed. Its interfacve could be better, though, and you have to put up with daily pop-up ads.

In AV-Test-org tests, AntiVir's 98.9 percent overall malware detection rate was the best among the software on the chart (Panda's unranked program outperformed it). AntiVir was also tops in proactive-protection tests that use two-and-four week-old signatures to simulate detection of new, unknown malware, with rates of 52.7 percent and 45.5 percent, respectively.

The strong performance of continued in disinfection. AntiVir found and disarmed all of the rootkits and other infections tossed at it, but (like all the free software here) it tended to leave remnants, such as relatively harmless Registry chances, in place.

Avira's program was not just the most thorough tool, but also the fasted. It led in speed tests for both on-demand scans (which you schedule or start) and on-access scans(which occur automatically during tasks such as copying files).

Such less-than-friendly default behaviors make Avira's AntiVir a better choice for tech-savvy users who know how to muck about in the settings. If you're willing to put up with a some what clumsy interface and the recurring pop-up ads, in return you'll enjoy topnotch, free protection against malware. It's not a bad trade-off by any means.


08 October 2009

How to eliminate the needless visual effects for better windows performance?

Today's tip will help you increase the performance of your computer by eliminating the needless visual effects. By default windows XP gives you many options in the graphics fields to enjoy maximum graphics. For example, you can add pictures on folders and drop shadow on icon to give you better look but it will affect on the performance of your computer, especially on an older computer. Window XP has many default graphics which is not so useful for a common user, if you re-adjust these graphics then there is less effect on the user activities but the performance of computer will be increase tremendously.

Here I will tell you how to choose:

To edit these settings, first you should log onto your computer with administrative rights.

Click Start button and type sysdm.cpl in Run box then press Ok button for next.

Here a dialog box will appear with the title "System Properties", select "Advanced" tab.

Here click on Settings button under Performance area.

When you are done, "Performance Options" dialog box will appear with different options.

Here select the Visual Effects tab and choose the settings you want to use for the appearance and performance of windows on this computer.

Turns off all the visual effects in the option of "Adjust for best performance" and when you select the option "Adjust for best appearance" it will give you opposite effect , everything will turn on. Selecting "Let Windows choose what's best for my computer" triggers, as you might guess, different choices on different computers. And to pick and choose individual effects yourself, choose "custom" then decide which one you want.


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