Removing viruses, trojans, and other malware from your Windows computer


These steps are easy when you know exactly when your Windows computer  has been infected (e.g. inserting a USB stick, visiting a website with malicious software on your browser). At the time of infection or shortly after infection, perform the following steps: Immediately turn off your computer and unplug it from the network / internet (remove the… Continue reading Removing viruses, trojans, and other malware from your Windows computer

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Resize and Expand a Virtualbox Hard Drive and Media in 4 Steps

Enlarging a Virtualbox virtual drive

Updated July 31, 2021 Often, people find their virtual machine hard disks are too small for usage needs. Below are steps showing you how to resize and expand an existing VMDK or VDI virtual hard drive in VirtualBox for use with a guest virtual machine (VM). Things to Know Before You Start If you already… Continue reading Resize and Expand a Virtualbox Hard Drive and Media in 4 Steps

Fix Audio Quality Issues in Windows Movie Maker 2.6


If you are experiencing low, degraded, or bad audio quality in the movies you created in Windows Movie Maker 2.6 (MM 2.6), check out possible solutions below. The solutions are aimed at when you are adding audio to a movie such as adding soundtracks with wav and mp3 files. The quality of these input audio… Continue reading Fix Audio Quality Issues in Windows Movie Maker 2.6

Find and match open ports and services in Windows

Computers and Networks

When running Windows, operating system tools allow you to find the mapping of a open TCP/UDP ports to a running service or application. Netstat: Displays protocol statistics and current TCP/IP network connections Use > netstat /? to find information about the options and usage for the command. To find all connections and listening ports, use:… Continue reading Find and match open ports and services in Windows

Network connectivity troubleshooting step by step with commands


Updated January 26, 2021 This post is a detailed version of common practices for troubleshooting firewall rules that have been implemented to allow a server to connect with another server. To help users in troubleshooting problems with network connectivity and firewall rule implementations, included below are step by step commands one can execute on a Windows… Continue reading Network connectivity troubleshooting step by step with commands

System administration 1: Useful Commands and Locations on Windows and Unix/Linux

Command key

This post lists common commands used in Windows and Linux/Unix system administration, server support, and troubleshooting. Linux/Unix The first command indicates the command name (searchable with a man page). The parens indicate useful extensions File Searching, Browsing Command Usage/Function ls (-al) List files and directories find (./ -name or expression ‘in quotes’) -print Find files… Continue reading System administration 1: Useful Commands and Locations on Windows and Unix/Linux