Worm:Win32/Gamarue.AR

Yesterday I had to move some files from my computer to a public computer (printer center) using my personal usb memory. After I came back home I inserted back the USB and it was no surprise for me to see a strange behavior.

As a general info … All public computers are infected with all kinds of viruses and computer worms. Read More

How to see your WiFi internet password in Windows 8 and Windows 7

Have you forgot your Wi-Fi password?

Yesterday one of my friend gave me a visit and he asked me for my WiFi password. Unfortunately, I changed my password 2 months ago and I forgot it. My router is on the other room and I was not able to press the access button for my friend and I also didn’t wanted to change the password because I have multiple devices connected and I was not in the mood to do it.

Therefore I started looking for the password somewhere into my computer (if it automatically connects, then the password must be stored somewhere). And it was super simple to find it… Read More

Windows 8.1 – How to remove virus?

If you have any suspicious about viruses on your computer you need to use an updated Antivirus program to search and remove viruses.

In case of Windows 8 and 8.1, the antivirus application is already installed and ruining in the background. Usually, if viruses are detected you are noticed. In case of older operating systems like Windows 7, Vista or XP, you need to manually install an antivirus software.

Therefore… to scan for viruses you need to:

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Fixed: HP laptop/computer restart when Wake up (after Sleep of Hibernation)

If you have a HP laptop and if you upgrade your Windows to version 8 or 8.1 then you might got into some problems with Sleep function.

For example, if you set your computer to go into sleep mode after some time of inactivity, then you try to “Wake Up” your computer … it’s not gonna happen. Instead, when is trying to wake up, some sort of errors will occurs and your computer is gonna be automatically reset. Of course, all your opened programs will be close, as well as all your current work.

And this problem was around since Windows 8. On the internet you can find a lot of different and crazy solutions but in my case none of them worked…

But today, I’ve managed it… and it was very simple. All you need is to update your BIOS version to the latest one: “F.50 REV: A PASS: 1Read More

Windows 8 Default Font Download – Repair Kit

A long time ago I’ve offered you a simple solution on how to restore your default fonts in Windows 7. The basic idea is that you can get in real problems if your default system fonts get messed up. For example, when you install too many fonts or even worst, when you allow other software to replace your fonts. In this cases, your explorer, your browser, your games and basically everything on your computer can show strange characters and bad font style.

To repair this error I recommend to restore all your fonts:

1. Go to C:\Windows\Fonts (where C:\ is my Windows drive) and delete as much fonts as you can. (ctrl+a to select all and delete key to delete … skipped where the system couldn’t remove the files)

2. Download the default Font folder  (.zip file, 250MB) :

Download “Windows 8 Default Font Folder” uc – Downloaded 31463 times –

3. Extract the content of that folder.

4. Select all the files in the extracted folder (ctrl+a)

5. Right click and select Install

Enjoy! If you search the default fonts for Windows 7, click here.

L.E.: If you search the default fonts for Windows 10, click here.

How to log off in Windows 8

Have you ever asked yourself how to lock your Windows 8 PC? What about logging off?

log-off-windows-8

If you press the power button in Windows 8, you will get an menu with “Sleep”, “Shut down” and “Restart”. If you are expecting to find an Hibernate or a Log Off option you will be disappointed. About the Hibernate button we already talked in this post. But what about logging off?

Well … this is simple … just click on your name in top right of the start screen. And the log off is now changed in Sign Off while Microsoft is expecting that your Windows 8 device is more likely to be connected to internet. Have fun!

Available memory less than 15MB!!! -285917184

This error is usual on a 64bit OS (Windows 7 or Windows 8) when you need to open an older software/game. For example, if you try to play Counter-Strike 1.6 on a computer with 64 bits Windows 7 you will definitely get this error.

In order to clear the error and get your program/software going you need to make a simple configuration. Right click on your program (executor or .exe file) and choose “Properties”. On the new window click on “Compatibility” tab. Then check “Run this program in compatibility mode for:” and try with Windows XP SP3.

copatibility windows xp sp3

If Windows XP3 option is not working, then choose other version until you find one that works fine with your program. Usually, the above setting will work great.

Have fun!

RalinkCheckBTDev is using a lot of processor resources

RalinkCheckBTDev

A  couple of days ago I’ve updated my Bluetooth driver in order to repair a problem of my “always white wifi button“. Also, I’ve made an update to all my Wi-Fi Adapter drivers. Since then when I’m starting my computer, a lot of processor resources are used by a process called “RalinkCheckBTDev”.

I’m running Windows 8.1 Pro 64bits on a Read More

Automatically “Sleep” issue in Windows 8.1

A lot of withsteps users came to me and ask for help having an issue with turning their computers to sleep automatically. Basically, there is a setting in Windows that will set your computer to sleep automatically when you are idle (let’s say for 15 minutes). But it doesn’t work …. any ideas how to fix this?

You can get some good help following this posts:

  • http://www.eightforums.com/general-support/28226-windows-8-1-refuses-sleep-3.html
  • http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/windows/en-US/238ec268-a2dc-49ab-8a75-c185710e086a/windows-81-sleephibernate-issues?forum=w8itprohardware
  • http://superuser.com/questions/642922/windows-8-1-wont-sleep-when-idle
  • http://techreport.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=89967
  • https://www.google.com/#q=sleep+issues+windows+8.1