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avast!™ Free Antivirus 6

Free security suites for a long time have been extending protection for computers. avast! Free Antivirus 6 has the new WebRep browser sandbox environment and add-on. It has the feature of Sandbox to distinguish malicious programs when they run. The security suite is available in three versions, avast! Free Antivirus, avast! Pro Antivirus and avast! Internet Security.

The AutoSandbox feature identifies suspicious programs, which pose a security risk to computers. The Sandbox option permits a program to be executed, while keeping a track of the types of files that are created, opened, or renamed and the kind of things it writes and reads from the Registry. These changes of permanent nature are virtualized, and when the termination of process takes place itself, the changes in the system it made will be reversed if the program is detected as malicious. It asks from the users whether a program may be sandboxed by default, though one may opt for the automatic option. There is an option for the programs which one always wishes to keep away from the sandbox, and one can prevent it from fully activating the feature. The settings of AutoSandbox are reachable from the option of new Additional Protection option of the left navigation.

avast! Antivirus 6 will have an optional browser plug-in for Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer which is termed as WebRep. Same sort of add-ons are common types of tool which are available in a majority of antivirus suites; therefore it is good to find avast! joining them.

Google™ to Test IPv6 in June 2011

TCP/IP (Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol) as we all know is the basic communication language or protocol of the Internet. Many years ago the IANA or the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority was formed and was made responsible for the global co-ordination of the Internet Protocol Addressing system. Towards globalizing the IP address system, various research studies were already underway and as we know in development parlance, many versions find their way before a final, usable version is announced and launched. The most commonly known version in our generation happens to be the IPv4 or the Internet Protocol Version 4. IPv1, IPv2 and IPv3 are the three versions that were phased out when IPv4 was universally accepted and launched.

As IPv4 came into the running, both IPv5 and IPv6 developments were on. In the process of IPv5 design, developers and designers realized various difficulties in the introduction of the new version of the IP with the growth of internet usage mushrooming to levels unbelievable. With this, IPv5 was shelved and all efforts were focused towards IPv6. In mid 2010, the American Registry for Internet Numbers announced that the Internet will run out of Internet numbers in about one year’s time on the present protocol. The explosion of data, occurring, mainly due to various applications, equipment, sensors, smart-grids, RFID, bio-metric devices and a horde of such developments connecting to the Internet as well as the phenomenal user generated content growth, is seen as the key factors leading to this situation.

As some archives and articles show, with Internet growing of age and technologies hitherto unimagined, even though the IPv6 is a much, much larger platform than the IPv4, fears of the Y2K episode will have to be shelved and we will have to move on.

It is very interesting to see forces like Google, Facebook, Twitter and others with a vision, convincing market forces and organizations to start using the IPv6 platform. Google took the lead in June 2010 by holding the Google IPv6 implementer’s conference with good participation from one and all. Companies are all getting set to whole heartedly participate in the trial of the IPv6 to begin in June 2011. Google is already taking steps to educate users worldwide regarding the World IPv6 Day towards large scale adoption of the IPv6.

An estimate of IPv4 reaching the limit with technology explosion is anticipated not later than November 2011. With Google and the Android community bringing Internet TV on the convergence platform, you are the best judge, to imagine how far this could be true.

How to Set up Outlook on Windows 7

Setting up Outlook on your new Windows 7, is not as mind boggling as some might say. In few easy steps you are all set to go. Hence the idea of Windows 7 is to have a whole new operating system with no backlogs and ensuring highest performance; therefore a clean Windows 7 upgrade will clear out all previous settings and you would have to manually set all program.

Get cracking

Once you have your Windows 7 installed, you have to set each application settings manually, but do not fret, if you have done a backup of your files before upgrading on a disk, all your settings should be saved and its only a matter of drag and drop. However, if you have not backed, Windows 7 upgrade would have created a folder named Windows.old (in most cases in you C:/ drive), access the folder by running a search and once you find the file recover content. Your Outlook’s email setting information is stored in a registry.

Importing files from Registry

If you have not yet upgraded the Windows 7 and still running either Windows Vista and/or Windows XP, you can save the Outlook profiles copied from the Registry. To find the Registry link, run the command “regedit” in the run command (Start and then run command). Inwindow’s left hand panel, look for ‘HKEY_CURRENT_USER/Software/Microsoft/Windows NT/CurrentVersion/Windows Messaging Subsystem/Profiles’. Once you find the Profiles folder right click and choose export; there will be “.reg “file and should be saved to a disk or an external drive so you can access it after the Windows 7 upgrade.

Restore Outlook

Open you Outlook, it will like setting up your Outlook for the very first time. Therefore, when the wizard starts, choose NO to say you do not want to setup an email, instead choose Continue with no e-mail support; once you done so you will be opened to the outlook window and then close/quit the application.  Now get the .reg file that you had saved and drop it back into your computer, it will ask you twice before copying it into your computer, say YES. Once that’s done, reopen Outlook and select Tools, and then Account Settings here you should see your email account and try and send a test mail to see if it works.  To get your calender, contacts and past email back in your Outlook, open windows explorer and the select Organize and then Folder and Search options, click on View Tab and select Show hidden files and folders; click OK. Once done search for Outlook Folder under Windows.old; and rename the file Outlook.pst to any name and drag and drop it into Users One folder in your C drive. This should have got all your old stuff back into Outlook.

If none of the above works your only solution, if you haven’t backed up is recreate the email account from scratch.

How to Work with Windows 7 Registry Repair

Windows 7 is the operating system to many people around the world now and it is widely becoming popular with more and more people every day. The operating system is certainly an excellent product from Microsoft. The operating system is the perfect fusion of security and features on the overall basis. Windows 7 registry is the key to the whole operating system like all the products that have been brought to you by Microsoft so far so whoever has a grip on the registry repair means that he can get all the Windows 7 related problems sorted out quite easily. All the system wide changes that are done on the application level of the computer are registered with the Registry. In addition, it records for all the changes that are being brought by the different viruses on your computer and anyone who is good with the registry can remove them.

Repair Registry Manually

In most of the cases, this is not suggested but if you still consider yourself to be an expert in the registry editing, you can continue to edit your registry files manually using the normal state of your machine. You need to go to the registry editor to create or remove entries. Go to the Start Menu and write regedit in the search box provided; you will see a link to the Registry Editor. Press ENTER and enter into the editor. In the left pane, you can see links to all the registry entries in your computer. You can click and expand them on the right window. From there you can delete or add any entry of your choice knowing the association of the entry deleted or added.

It is always advised that you take back up of the registry of your Windows 7 before making any serious changes so that you have a restoration option with you. You can restore the original registry once the repair goes wrong.

How to Use a Registry Repair

The convenient option of repairing your registry is to use a software application instead. This is better and convenient as an option so that you can rely on the software without taking the risk all on your shoulders. There are a number of them available on the internet but you need to make sure that you use the best one amongst them. The Windows 7 registry repair software helps you clear your registry from all fake entries that do not come from a credible source. This is an excellent tool to use in case your system is responding slowly or it responds in an alien way. The registry repair tools are helpful to set your registry on the safe state removing the registry edits that are involved by the invasion of viruses.

The application of registry repair for viruses can be used by users of all type, irrespective of their skill set. Anyone from amongst the computer users can use the application easily. Both the expert and novice users can easily use the application setting the registry to a safe status.

How to Back Up the Registry in Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1

Windows registry is a database which stores crucial information regarding everything on a computer. It stores information regarding the devices connected, the drivers, the software, the dll files, the custom settings, some passwords, and everything you can think off. Windows would not function properly if something goes wrong in the registry. The registry is not one single file but is made up of several files and they work in accordance with each other. Some files store software related information and some store system specific information. Individual files are present for every user account and this load whenever a particular user logs in. This is how window displays custom settings and themes for different users. The entire information present in the registry can be edited, exported and imported. The registry can backed up for safety reasons and can be restored in case of failure. Windows itself creates a registry backup whenever it is installed and this backup contains the registry settings which were there when you installed windows. If we restore this registry backup your system settings will revert to the first day and your system will be as good as new.

We ourselves can take regular registry backups and keep them safe. These backups can be restored by just double clicking the backup file and allowing it to merge in the current registry. Let us see how we can take a backup of the Windows Registry in Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1.

Windows has one registry editing tool called as Regedit and this is the same in all the editions and versions of Windows operating system. This tool is located in the system32 folder in Windows and so the executable file for this tool can be run from the command prompt or from the Run box. To open the Registry editor click on the Start button in Windows Server 2003 service pack 1 and then click on Run. When the Run box opens, type REGEDIT and press Enter. This will open the Registry editor and it will open in the state in which you closed it the last time. Registry Editor has two panes; left and right. The left pane shows all the registry folders and keys in a tree view and the Right pane show the Values contained in each selected key. To take a back up of the Registry click on the File menu in Registry Editor and select Export. When you get the “Export Registry File” box, type a name for the backup. It is preferred if you type current date in the file name for easily identifying the correct backup at the time of restore. After giving any name to the backup file and selecting the backup location click on the radio button named “All” at the bottom of this box. This will take the backup of entire registry and not just the currently selected key. Once done click on Save. This will take a few seconds because the entire registry will be saved in a text format and the extension of the file will be .reg. these .reg files can be edited in Notepad but this should only be done if you are very familiar with the registry. Double clicking on the .Reg file merges the registry backup in the current registry. Keys changes in the current user gets applied instantly but for any other change you need to restart the computer.

How to Work with Registry Sub-Keys in Windows 7

Windows Registry is a central hierarchical database used to store information that is necessary to configure the system for one or more users, applications and hardware devices.
The Registry contains crucial information which Windows continually references during operation, such as profiles for each user, applications installed on the computer and the types of documents that each can create, property sheet settings for and application icons, what hardware exists on the system, and the ports that are being used.
The Registry folders has replaced most of the text-based .ini files that were used in Windows 3.x, and other MS-DOS configuration files like the Autoexec.bat, and Config.sys. Though the Windows Registry is almost same in several Windows operating systems there are some differences among them.
A registry hive is a group of keys, subkeys, and the values in the registry that has a set of supporting files that contain backups of its data. The supporting files for all hives except HKEY_CURRENT_USER are in the %SystemRoot%\System32\Config folder on Windows XP. The supporting files for HKEY_CURRENT_USER are in the %SystemRoot%\Profiles\Username folder. The file extensions of files in these folders tells the type of data that they contain. No extension can also indicate the type of data that they contain.

Supporting files are as follows:
• HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SAM  Sam, Sam.log, Sam.sav
• HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Security Security, Security.log, Security.sav
• HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software Software, Software.log, Software.sav
• HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System System, System.alt, System.log, System.sav
• HKEY_CURRENT_CONFIG  System, System.alt, System.log, System.sav, Ntuser.dat, Ntuser.dat.log
• HKEY_USERS\DEFAULT   Default, Default.log, Default.sav


Adding Registry Subkeys
To add a registry subkey or to add/change a registry value, make the appropriate changes in the registry and export the appropriate subkey or subkeys. Exported subkeys gets saved in
1. Click Start -> Run and type RegEdit in the Open box and then click on OK.
2. Locate and then select the subkey that holds the registry item or items that you want to change.
3. Click File -> Export.
Exporting backs up the subkey before you make any changes. In the File name box, type the file name to use to save the .reg file with the original registry items, and click on Save.
4. In the right pane you can add or modify the registry items you want.
5. Repeat step 3 and step 4, to export the subkey once again, but make sure you use a different file name for the .reg file. You can use this .reg file to make your registry changes on another computer.

Deleting Registry Keys and Values
To delete a registry key using a .reg file just put a hyphen “-“ in front of the RegistryPath in the .reg file.
For example to delete Test subkey from HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software put a hyphen in front of the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Test
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Test]
To delete a registry value with a .reg file, put a hyphen “-“ after the equals “=” sign, following the DataItemName in the .reg file. For example to delete the TestValue registry value put a hyphen after the “TestValue”= in the .reg file.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Test
“TestValue”=-

Renaming Registry Keys and Values
To rename a key/value, delete the key/value, and then create a new key or value with the new name.

How to Distribute Registry Changes
.reg file can be sent to users via email message. You can put the .reg file on a shared location on a network, and ask the users to the network share to run it. On double clicking the .reg file users will receive the following messages:
Registry Editor
“Are you sure you want to add the information in path of .reg file to the registry?”
If the user clicks on “Yes” then he/she will receive the following message:
Registry Editor
“Information in path of .reg file has been successfully entered into the registry.”

Note: Serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly. Therefore ensure that you follow these steps carefully. For added protection, back up the registry before you modify it. If registry modification leads to any problems restore the registry backup.

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