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FixYa Website - problems accessing your database!?

Every time I search FixYa's web site and then click on a resulting link ("Solutions", etc), I get the following message:

  • Sorry, the page you requested was not found. Please check the URL for spelling errors and try again, or go to the FixYa Home Page
Doesn't seem to be my computer, since all other website links / URLs work for me...

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After getting into a couple of websites such as Yahoo,, this problem crops up. Some other sites are not affected. Pls enlighten me how to solve this.

If I understand you correctly you are having issues with unwanted "pop-ups" in your web browser?
Once spyware infects your computer it can create havoc on your system with pop-ups, random website redirecting and more.
I typically use three (free) programs and scan my computer about once a month to keep things running smooth. You should notice an improvement after the scans (which will take some time, be patient)

When installing these be aware of the installation options (sometimes they want to install a new search bar etc, you can disable these options)
Also after installation update each database to ensure you have the latest versions
Run each once separately and reboot after each one for best results.

I hope this helps,

Mar 11, 2011 | PC Desktops


Problem in driver or installer of any type of computer hardware and peripherals

if you are experiencing problem in drivers or installers of your hardwares,
just for example : printers, cameras, scanners, motherboards, sound cards, video cards, lan cards, etc.

this is a tip that sure can help you...

first of all you need to know what si the brand of the hardware..

2nd what model, code, or something specific for that hardware...

after you get the above information you can now go to your pc or laptop that has internet connection... and try to search for it.. be specific first..

for example a4tech camera model PK-635m

type the word "a4tech Pk-635m driver" in google search then click search..

there will be many results as usual but you can choose exactly the right one on that situation..

just take a good look of the website under the highlighted hyperlink text..
if it is the site of the brand you need.. it will surely has your driver..
like for example a4tech their site is

in different situations like you know the brand but you don't know the model,

you can search for the brand site, and inside of it you can search for the products that are advertised by them..
try to look to it if you can see your product..

another situation,

you search for the driver and you don't see any links for your hardware brand.. if you are very sure for what type of product you were searching you can try some of the links that saying they have a driver of your product..but take note you always bare in your mind to search for a direct download link, or a mirror link, or a button that specifying for your product. not the one that is just advertising a new scanning hardware...or new hardware updater...

but if you really don't see anything you can directly ask here in fixya for your problem, and i'm sure many of technician like me will offer a free help for you...

i hope i had added a new technique for searching a hardware driver..

on Feb 08, 2010 | PC Desktops


Hacking Terminology-Guide for Complete Noobs

Bot - A bot is a program that is ran secretly in the background of a customer’s computer. The bot connects to an IRC channel usually where a Bot Herder(its creator) can use a number of commands to control these computers that are now it’s under control. A zombie computer(a pc under control of a bot herder) can be manipulated in a number of ways. Some functions of a bot include stealing customers passwords, Password Recovery Tool, ddosing a server to cause it to crash, turning on the webcam and being able to watch the zombie computer’s users, visiting a website(to gain money + traffic for a bot herder), clicking ads, making ads appear randomly, destroying itself(the pc), and sending spam to email contacts.

serverNET – A bunch of bot’s connected to a server (usually IRC or web) that can be controlled and manipulated by its owner.

RAT (Remote Administration Tool) – Sort of like a serverNET in regards that you can gain acess to the customers computer and do stuff like look at their files, webcam, etc. Only this malware connects back to you, apposed to aserver.

Crypter – A crypter is used to make well known hacker’s viruses (such as keyloggers and botnets) undetectable by anti-virus software by changing the virus program signatures that anti virus programs have in their databases to make them easier to spread.

Binder – A binder is used to bind a virus(such as a Password Recovery Tool,etc) to another program making it undetechtable and able to fool users into thinking its something else. (IE a customer will click an installPhotoshop.exe and it will install photoshop as well as your virus secretly.)
FUD – Term for fully undetectable virus. (made by either coding your own virus or by crypting and binding an existing virus) Use (uncheck distribute sample) to check if your virus is undetectable.
Database – Used by most websites to store things such as User names, Passwords, Email, etc of an entire website or community.

SQL Injection
– A way of manipulating a website’s forms as a way of retrieving it’s databases. This can be used to find users and passwords as well as obtaining admin on a website in order to deface it.
XSS (Cross Site Scripting) – a type of computer security vulnerability typically found in web applications which allow code injection by malicious web users into the web pages viewed by other users. An exploited cross-site scripting vulnerability can be used by attackers to bypass access controls such as the same origin policy. Vulnerabilities of this kind have been exploited to craft powerful phishing attacks and browser exploits.

Password Recovery Tool – A Password Recovery Tool is a program, usualy ran secretly in the background that records what users type, then the typed output is usually sent via email or uploaded by thePassword Recovery Tool somewhere to the web in secret. These can be attached to other executables so you never even know you ran them in the first place, once you click it once it often is started at startup from their on.

Cookie Stealing/Spoofing – Used to fool a customer into clicking a link that will steal their cookies to websites which you can then use to have their privileges to various parts of a website or forum.
BruteForcer – Program used to crack passwords by trying every password/password list on various forms.

Hashes - How passwords are usually stored, this is a way of crypting a password so it is not plain text, harder passwords are very hard to crack but simple ones have often been cracked and can be found on online databases. Some common password hashes include MD5 and SHA.

Social Engineering – Tricking a customer into doing something you want them to do by disguising or enticing them into doing what you want.

Phishing - Creating a fake login page to a well known website (IE Facebook) and then fooling a customer into entering their information on the fake login page through social engineering.

on Jan 15, 2010 | PC Desktops

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Everytime I want to access or read their mails it says service unavailable

Hi, sorry to hear you have some problems. They may genuinally be unavailable for a short time. Try clicking on this link now If you still cannot access it, can you try goijg to another website that you have never gone to before. If you cannot get onto any web sites please respond and I will help you.
Many thanks

Dec 04, 2010 | PC Desktops

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Hey, do you no how to unblock facebook on a school...

Its hard to tell how but i searched an answer over the net and all you have to do is to reverse the step by step guide to block a site. Good luck. Remember to just reverse the direction.
1. Load your Internet explorer
2. Click Tools
3. Click Internet Options
4. Click the Privacy tab
5. Under the Privacy window, Click Sites
6. Type in the site address that you want to Block and Click OK. Remember this technique only blocks on one site at a time. Parental control software will allow you to block multiple sites and categories.
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Here are alternate instructions to block a website using Internet Explorer.
Tools ->Internet Options->Security->Restricted sites->Sites->Type in the site address and Click ADD then click OK

How to Restrict a Website using Firefox
Firefox requires an add-on to restrict sites. You can find many good ones at

How to block a Website using Google Chrome

1. Open your Chrome Web Browser
2. Click the wrench symbol in he upper right corner.
3. Choose Tools
4. Click Under the Hood tab.
5. Choose Change Proxy Settings.
6. Click Security, click Restricted Sites
7. Double click Sites and add the site you want block


How to Block A Website in All Web Browsers

This action will require you to edit your Host file. Your host file is a computer file used to store information on where to find a node on a computer network. For more a more detailed description. Check out this link Host File Description Link
In Windows XP
1. Click Start->All Programs->Accessories->Command Prompt.
2. Click Command Prompt This will open a DOS command window.
3. Type: notepad C:/Windows/System32/drivers/etc/hosts
4. Locate the line localhost
5. To block the website for example, just add this text under localhost:
You can add as many sites any site, However you will need to prefix it with "".

6. Save the file
Google will now be blocked in all web browser. This is an advanced but easy method on how to blow a website.



May 20, 2010 | PC Desktops


Build your own Internet Search Connector Windows 7 has a very useful new feature...

Build your own Internet Search Connector
Windows 7 has a very useful new feature called a Search Connectorthat lets you search through a Web site from right inside WindowsExplorer. With it, you type in a search term and select the SearchConnector for the site you want to search; Explorer searches the Website without having to open Internet Explorer, and the results appearinside Windows Explorer. Click any of the results to head there usingyour default Web browser.

Normally, you'll need to get each Search Connector from the Web sitethrough which you want to search, and very few Connectors areavailable. Sites normally need to adhere to OpenSearch standards in order for their Connectors to work.

However, there's a work-around that will let you easily build yourown Search Connector for any site, using Windows Live Search as a kindof go-between. Don't worry, you don't need to know any code to write aConnector. Just follow these steps:

1. Copy the following text and paste it into Notepad. The text you'll need to change is in bold, all-caps text:
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<ShortName>NAME YOUR SEARCH</ShortName>
<Description>DESCRIPTION OF SEARCH</Description>
<Url type="application/rss+xml" template="{searchTerms} site:SITENAME.COM&web.count=50"/>
<Url type="text/html" template="{searchTerms}+site:SITENAME.COM"/>

2. In place of NAME YOUR SEARCH, type in the name of the search as you want it to appear. In our case, we're going to build a Search Connector for Computerworld, so we'll just type in Computerworld.

3. In place of DESCRIPTION OF SEARCH, type in a longer description of the search. In our instance, it will be Search through Computerworld.

4. In the two SITENAME.COM entries, enter the Web site's domain. Don't use the http:// or www -- just the domain name. In our instance it will be

5. To the right of "count=", type in the number or results you want to appear. In our instance, we'll keep it at 50.

6. In our example, here's what the code should look like (no bold necessary):
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<Description>Search through Computerworld</Description>
<Url type="application/rss+xml" template="{searchTerms}"/>
<Url type="text/html" template="{searchTerms}"/>
Adding a new Search Connector.

7. Save the file in Notepad, choose UTF-8 from the Encodingdrop-down box near the bottom of the Save As screen, and give it an.osdx extension. In our instance, we'll call the fileComputerworld.osdx.

8. In Windows Explorer, right-click the .osdx file and select Create Search Connector. The Search Connector will be created.

9. You can now use the Search Connector. To get to it, in Windows Explorer go to YourName --> Searches --> Connector, where YourName is your account name, and Connector is the name of the Connector.

on Jan 12, 2010 | PC Desktops



12/2009 - What to do on the Internet when bored
Related Tips: Internet tips

We often get requests for people looking for things to do on the Internet or claim they're bored on the Internet. This month we'd like to mention document CH000721, which has several dozen links of the best places on the Internet. Simply visiting each of the links on this page is sure to give anyone plenty of things to do and will likely introduce you to the best places to visit on the Internet.

11/2009 - Favorite Windows 7 tips
Related Tips: Microsoft Windows

With Windows 7 officially being released to the public we thought we'd list our top favorite Windows 7 tip pages.

10/2009 - Firefox tabs
Related Tips: Firefox tips

Have all your favorite pages open in tabs each time you open the browser by following the below steps.

  1. Open Firefox and all the tabs you wish to have open each time you open the browser.
  2. Click Tools and then Options.
  3. Within Options click the Main option and then click the "Use Current Pages" button, this will separate each URL with a pipe and will then open each of these tabs each time you open the browser.
  4. Click Ok and the next time you open your browser each tab should also open.

9/2009 - iGoogle
Related Tips: Internet tips

Set your default homepage to iGoogle. A fantastic service from Google that enables users to have all relevant information they're interested in on their home page. Customizing this page you can set such settings as displaying your local weather, stocks, news, Facebook page, Twitter page, RSS feeds from your most popular pages, movies, and much more all on one page. To access this feature follow the below steps.

  1. Open the main Google page.
  2. In the top right portion of the Windows click the iGoogle link. Note: This link will not be visible unless you're logged into Google.
  3. Once you've customized your own personalized iGoogle page simply set your home page as the iGoogle link or if you like the service but don't want it as your home page bookmark it. Information about changing your browser home page can be found on document CH000577.

8/2009 - Windows Vista
Related Tips: Microsoft Windows

Quickly see past problems encountered by Windows Vista and any solutions to those problems by clicking start and typing problem reports and solutions and press enter. In addition to finding solutions to problems this will also allow you to see a complete history of problems reported on the computer. See our Problem Reports and Solutions definition for an example of this screen and related links.

7/2009 - Free anti-virus
Related Tips: Microsoft Windows

Keep your computer safe and do it freely. Today, with the wide variety of free anti-virus programs there is no need to pay for an anti-virus scanner. Save yourself some money and uninstall the anti-virus program you're using and install one of the below free programs, which are just as good and wont expire on you.

6/2009 - Internet
Related Tips: Internet tips

Concerned about the safety of web pages you or others are visiting on your computer? Consider installing the free browser add-on WOT (Web of Trust), when installed this free add-on will display a large warning across the window of any web page that has been poorly rated, contains adware, been known to fraudulently charge visitors, contains malware, and/or is otherwise unsafe. This add-on can be downloaded from their web page.

5/2009 - Google search options
Related Tips: Internet tips

Take full advantage of Google's new options feature by clicking the Show options... link at the top of the results. Clicking this link will display a bar to the left side of the results allowing you to refine your results to more of what you're looking for. For example, the video link will display only videos related to your search, the reviews link will show any reviews related to your search, and related searches will show similar search results.

4/2009 - Microsoft Windows XP and Vista boot time
Related Tips: Microsoft Windows

If you're running Windows XP or Vista with a computer that has a multiple core processor such as the Intel Core 2 duo you can increase how fast your computer boots up by having it use multiple processors for its boot sequence. Following the below steps to have Windows do this for you.

  1. Click Start and Run (for XP) and type: msconfig and press enter.
  2. Click the BOOT.INI or BOOT tab.
  3. XP users highlight the line beginning with "multi" if not already selected and click the Advanced Options button.
  4. In the Advanced Options Window for /NUMPROC= or Number of Processors change it to 2.
  5. Reboot the computer.

3/2009 - Microsoft Windows Explorer
Related Tips: Microsoft Windows

Speed up the display load time of Microsoft Windows Explorer by disabling the feature to search for network printers and folders. By default each time Windows Explorer is opened it'll attempt to locate any network printer or folder on your computer network. If your computer is not on a network and/or you have no network printers, folders, or shares disable this option by following the below steps.

  1. Open Windows Explorer
  2. Click the Tools drop down menu and then Folder Options
  3. Within the Folder Options tab click the View tab
  4. Uncheck "Automatically search for network folders and printers"

2/2009 - Mozilla Firefox
Related Tips: Firefox tips

Remove that pesky download window that appears after downloading a file by adding the Firefox Download Statusbar Add-on to your browser. Alternatively editing the about:config settings as shown below can also disable this window from being displayed.

  1. Open a new tab in Firefox.
  2. In the address bar type: about:config
  3. Locate by copying and pasting the bold text into the Filter box.
  4. Double-click the name or value to change the value from True to False. Once done close the tab.

If you've hidden your download Window it can still viewed by clicking Tools and then Downloads or pressing Ctrl + J.

1/2009 - Create your own web page icon
Related Tips: Web design tips

Create your own web site or blog icon by creating a favicon.ico file. Additional information about this file including the creation of this file can be found on document CH000410.

on Dec 27, 2009 | PC Desktops

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I cant enter hotmail it says http 400 Bad Request


Cause The 400 Bad Request error is an HTTP status code that means that the request you sent to the website server (i.e. a request to load a web page) was somehow malformed therefore the server was unable to understand or process the request.

  1. Check for errors in the URL. The most common reason for a 400 Bad Request error is because the URL was typed wrong or the link that was clicked on points to a URL with some kind of mistake in it.

  2. Though it's rare, the 400 Bad Request error could be an issue with the web site's server that you are trying to access. You may want to attempt to contact the webmaster or another site contact and inform them of the error message. The webmaster of most Internet sites can be reached via email at, replacing with the actual website name.

Nov 30, 2008 | PC Desktops

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I can't turn on. your Norton will not initialize? I recommend you simply re install it..

May 10, 2008 | PC Desktops


Great Google Secrets

Google is clearly the best general-purpose search engine on the web.

But most people don't use it to its best advantage. Do you just plug in a keyword or two and hope for the best? That may be the quickest way to search, but with more than 3 billion pages in Google's index, it's still a struggle to pare results to a manageable number.

But Google is an remarkably powerful tool that can ease and enhance your Internet exploration. Google's search options go beyond simple keywords, the Web, and even its lesser-known options.

Syntax Search Tricks
Using a special syntax is a way to tell Google that you want to restrict your searches to certain elements or characteristics of web pages. Google has a fairly complete list of its syntax elements at

Here are some advanced operators that can help narrow down your search results.

Intitle: at the beginning of a query word or phrase (intitle:"Three Blind Mice") restricts your search results to just the titles of web pages.

Intext: does the opposite of intitle:, and so forth.
Intext: is perfect when what you're searching for might commonly appear in URLs. If you're looking for the term HTML, for example, and you don't want to get results such as

Link: lets you see which pages are linking to your web page or to another page you're interested in. For example, try typing in link:

Try using site: (which restricts results to top-level domains) with intitle: to find certain types of pages. For example, get scholarly pages about Mark Twain by searching for intitle:"Mark Twain"site:edu. Experiment with mixing various elements; you'll develop several strategies for finding the stuff you want more effectively. The site: command is very helpful as an alternative to the mediocre search engines built into many sites.

Swiss Army Google
Google has a number of services that can help you accomplish tasks you may never have thought to use Google for. For example, the new calculator feature ( lets you do both math and a variety of conversions from the search box. For extra fun, try the query "Answer to life the universe and everything."

Let Google help you figure out whether you've got the right spelling-and the right word-for your search. Enter a misspelled word or phrase into the query "Answer to life the universe and everything."

Let Google help you figure out whether you've got the right spelling-and the right word-for your search. Enter a misspelled word or phrase into the query box (try"three blind mice") and Google may suggest a proper spelling. This doesn't always succeed; it works best when the word you're searching for can be found in a dictionary. Once you search for a properly spelled word, look at the results page, which repeats your query. (If you're searching for "three blind mice," underneath the search window will appear a statement such as Searched the web for "three blind mice." You'll discover that you can click on each work in your search phrase and get a definition from a dictionary.

Suppose you want to contact someone and don't have his phone number handy. Google can help you withb that, too. Just enter a name, city, and state. If a phone number matches the listing, you'll see it at the top of the search results along with a map link to the address. If you'd rather restrict your results, use phonebook: for residential listing or phonebook: for business listings. If you'd rather use a search form for business phone listings, try Yellow Search (

Extended Googling
Google offers several services that give you a head start in focusing your search. Google Groups (

Indexes literally millions of messages from decades of discussion on Usenet. Google even helps you with your shopping via two tools: Froogle

Which indexes products from online stores, and Google Catalogs

which features products from more 6,000 paper catalogs in a searchable index. And this only scratches the surface. You can get a complete list of Google's tools and services at

You're probably used to using Google in your browser. But have you ever thought of using Google outside your browser?

Google Alert
monitors your search terms and e-mails you information about new additions to Google's web index. (Google Alert is not affiliated with Google; ti uses Google's Web services API to perform its searches.) If you're more interested in news stories than general web content, check out the beta version of Google News Alerts.

More Google API Applications offers three tools based on the Google API. The Google API Web Search by Host (GAWSH) lists the Web hosts of the results for a given query (

when you click on the triangle next to each host, you get a list of results for that host. The Google API Relation Browsing Outliner (GARBO) is a little more complicated: You enter a URL and choose whether you want pages that related to the URL or linked to the URL (

Click on the triangle next to an URL to get a list of pages linked or related to that particular URL. CapeMail is an e-mail search application that allows you to send an e-mail to with the text of your query in the subject line and get the first ten results for that query back. Maybe it's not something you'd do everyday, but if you cell phone does e-mail and doesn't do web browsing, this is a very handy address to know.

Good luck!

on Dec 22, 2009 | PC Desktops

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