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Kill The Messenger (Service)
All Windows versions install Messenger Service and turn it on by default. A program freely available from the Internet allows spammers to control the Messenger Service on hundreds of thousands of computers on the Web. More ...

How to Disable Windows 10 OneDrive
Microsoft claims OneDrive is built in to Windows 10, and can't be uninstalled. But they do provide instructions to stop the sync process, so it doesn't send your files to OneDrive. More ...

CompTIA Security+ Made Easy
As computers gain complexity, so do the malicious attacks used to beat the security systems built to guard those systems. Government employees working in IT are expected to complete the Security+ exam. Many non-government companies are also requiring their employees to receive certification. More ...

Video - Microsoft Remote Desktop - Part One
This video by ImpartLabs is a tutorial that talks about Remote Desktop. With Remote Desktop you'll be able to take control over any computer you want to. It's similar to Remote Assistance and Net Meeting, the difference is with Remote Desktop both users will be able to view what's going on. More ...

Tweaks to Speed Up Internet Streaming Video
Although streaming video technology offers instant access to video files, there are many factors that attribute to your computer's ability to effectively play videos. There are a number of tweaks that help speed up your streaming video startup times, eliminate choppy PC video play and stop slow streaming video. More ...

Firewall Rules
Firewall rules allow or block a program through the firewall on your Windows PC. Windows presets a bunch of firewall rules, you create firewall rules, and programs can create rules when they're installed. To view the list of firewall rules, follow these steps. More ...

Script to Identify Your Systems HAL
The HAL is a crucial module that sits between the Windows operating system and the hardware. Having an incorrect HAL can cause your system to work sluggishly or cause unexplained system lockups. The script provide in this article will identify which HAL was installed on your system. More ...

What Are Windows Server Containers?
Containers have had a large impact in IT organizations. You may be wondering why someone would want to use containers in Windows Server 2019. They're just virtual machines (VMs), right? Well, not exactly. Containers don't expose the hardware or the operating system. More ...

Introduction to Windows PowerShell
PowerShell is a more powerful replacement for the command shell. this article explains how to run PowerShell and how to create and run PowerShell scripts. More ...

Server Virtualization - What It's All About
Are you tired of hearing about "virtualization" in meetings, reading about it in magazines, and not knowing what it's all about? The term "virtualization" is refers to an operating system running on a host computer without any dedicated hardware as a "Virtual Machine" (VM). More ...

Introduction to DOS
The first PCs didn't use the Windows Operating System, they used DOS. DOS has an interface where the user types text commands. The DOS interface is still available in Windows Vista, and is still used regularly by the most skilled system administrators. More ...

PC Technician Certifications and Professional Organizations
PC Technician is projected to be among the fastest growing occupations over the 2008 ? 2012 period. Entry Level PC Technicians earn $15 per hour on average, experienced PC Technician's earn $30 per hour on average. Many people work as PC Technicians without any formal training or certification. More ...