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Create a Virtual Hard Drive in Windows
by Jim Bernstein - September 12, 2017
So what if you want to make separate drive for organizational or testing purposes etc. but have already installed Windows on your existing drive and have it partitioned the way you want it? If that’s the case then you can create a virtual disk using the existing space on your hard drive. A virtual disk will act as a standalone disk that you can format and assign a drive letter to just like you added another physical disk in your computer but will actually use the disk space on...
Creating a VM in Oracle's VirtualBox Virtualization Software
by Jim Bernstein - September 1, 2017
If you have been working in the field of IT even for a short period of time I am sure you have heard the term virtualization and most likely know what it means. What it boils down to is running one or more “virtual” computers on or within a physical server and these virtual machines (or VMs) utilize the physical server’s hardware such as processors and RAM and sometimes its storage unless the storage happens to be located on a SAN (storage area network).If you have a decent...
Mozilla Filezilla FTP Client
by Jim Bernstein - August 1, 2017
In order to download files from an FTP site you need an FTP client. Sure you can use a command prompt and do it that way but you need to know all the commands to do so once you connect to the FTP site. You can also do it via a web browser but that can be difficult to navigate depending on the site and what browser you use so if you download or even upload files to an FTP site on a regular basis you should use a dedicated FTP client like Filezilla. And best of all, Filezilla is completely...
Sophos Home Antivirus Free
by Jim Bernstein - June 1, 2017
When trying to keep your computer safe it seems that there are way too many options to choose from when it comes to antivirus software. Of course there are the big players such as Symantec/Norton and McAfee as well as the better free options such as AVG. You may think that you need to go with one of the big pay for brands to get the best protection but that is not always the case and in...
Finding and Viewing your Saved Web Browser Usernames and Passwords
by David Bernstein - September 05, 2017
Anyone who uses a web browser to browse the internet has been prompted by their browser to save their username and password when they log into a site that requires them. Having your browser save your username and password definitely comes in handy when you want to log in quick and not have to figure out what name and password you used when you signed up for the site. But what if you need to log into one of these sites with a different browser or on a different computer or even your smartphone and you don’t remember the login...
CPU-Z Hardware Information Utility
by Jim Bernstein - August 13, 2017
Unless you are the type that builds your own computers you may have no idea what type of hardware you have inside of yours. Then again you might not really care! Sure you may know that you have an Intel i5 processor and 8GB of RAM for example but do you know the type or speed of your RAM or how much is in each slot or even how many RAM slots you have? Or do you know the make and model of your motherboard or how who makes the BIOS or how old it is when it comes to...
Mac Attacking Malware Could Steal Your Banking Credentials
by David Bernstein - July 20, 2017
If you are an Apple user and thought your computer was immune from viruses and spyware then think again. There is some new malware making the rounds that can infect your Mac OS based computer and do things such as steal your credentials and display fake banking sites and it's really hard to remove. This malware is called...
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