How to Use File Shredder to Permanently Delete Files

In the article "How to Securely Delete a File" we saw that using Windows to delete a file is not the way to do so securely. To completely delete a … [Read more...]

What Do Those 404 and Other HTTP Return Codes Mean?

You try to access a web page but all you get is a mysterious code number. What do they mean? This page attempts to address that topic. Governing … [Read more...]

How Do I Remove Add/Remove Programs Entries?

Generally, you would use the Control Panel's Add/Remove Programs tool or Vista's Default Programs | Programs and Features page to uninstall programs … [Read more...]

How Do I Find Autostarting Applications?

Frequently when Windows starts a number of other programs start with it. Some of these you will see as small icons in the System Notification Area at … [Read more...]

How Do I Find Out What a DLL File Does?

Sometimes, you might want to know about a particular file; not a data file, but a particular .DLL or .EXE file. While this can be a daunting process … [Read more...]

How Do I Run Older Programs Under Windows?

Many older computer programs may not run correctly if you just click on the program's executable file in Windows; this is particularly true of older … [Read more...]

How Do I Read an Internet Product Page

First, and foremost, keep in mind that the sole purpose of a product page found on the Internet at a product site is to sell you something. Free stuff … [Read more...]

Why Can’t I Copy a Large File Despite Having Larger Free Space?

In these days of extra large hard disks many try to copy large files from a DVD but find that can't even though there is plenty of free space on the … [Read more...]


Now and again the controlling DLL file(s) for MSN becomes unregistered and MSN users receive MAILHOST and/or DOWNLOADHOST problem messages and can't … [Read more...]

What is a Country Code and Top Level Domain?

The last characters on a domain name are usually either a country code (e.g., .ac, .br, etc.) or a top level domain (e.g., .com, .org, etc.). This … [Read more...]