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Wednesday, 17 May 2017

Cyber Attack Alert - WannaCry Ransomware and How to Protect Yourself



These days WannaCry ransomware attack is the most ongoing cyber attack of the WannaCry (or WanaCrypt0r 2.0, WannaCrypt, Wanna Decryptor ransomware computer worm) which are focusing on the Microsoft Windows operating system, encrypting data and demanding for the ransom income in the cryptocurrency bitcoin.


This attack came into focus on Friday, 12 May 2017 and has been stated as unprecedented in scale, and its results are seen over more than 230,000 computers in almost 150 countries. The targeted countries according to the latest report are  Russia, Ukraine, India andTaiwan, but parts of Britain's National Health Service(NHS), Spain's Telefónica, FedEx, Deutsche Bahn, and LATAM Airlines were hit along with many others worldwide.


Follow the few steps in order to protect yourself against the latest cyber attack that is named as WannaCry Ransomware includes the following steps:-




1. If you are the user of Windows then you need to install the patch that was introduced by the Microsoft and released in order to block the specific exploit against the WannaCry ransomware. You can read all the instructions that might be required by you on this page in the Microsoft Knowledge Base. Even you can directly download these patches based on your OS from the Microsoft Update Catalog.



2. If in case you are using an unsupported version of Windows like Windows 2008, Windows XP or Server 2003, then also easily get the patches for your OS  which are unsupported from the Update Catalog. It is recommended by the experts that you should update your OS to a supported version of Windows as soon as possible.



3. You should always keep the Update version of  Antivirus software definitions on your system. Usually,  AV vendors have added the feature of detection capability in order to block WannaCry. If you are facing any issue with the antivirus and want experts advice then feel free to contact Antivirus Support in Gurgaon.



4. It was recommended by the experts that you should always enable the option of anti-virus software on your Windows machine. We suggest you enable the option of Windows Defender which is cost free.



5. Remember to keep the Backup of all your data on a regular basis and make sure that you have even offline backups. In that way, if you even get infected with ransomware, it becomes tough to encrypt your backups.



6. For more information, you can even go through Microsoft that has released customer guidance against the WannaCry attacks and apart from that even Troy Hunt has organized with an excellent detailed write-up based on WannaCry ransomware.



7. You should disable the option of SMB on your host's system where it is not required.



8. Give users training against security related to spotting e-mail threats and social engineering techniques.



9. Make sure that networks which are used for hosting are not actually accepting incoming internet traffic over 139/445 (SMB) if it is not needed. If in case it was required to expose a host over incoming INTERNET traffic then try to keep it up to date along with the latest security patches.



10. Check all the possibility that the Remote Desktop Protocol (port 3389) should not expose over the internet. In the case of RDP over the internet which might need for your organization is recommended by the users to connect o the network via a VPN tunnel before utilizing RDP for remote access.











Tuesday, 9 May 2017

12 Computer Tricks That Every computer user should known


As we are living in the 21st century the use of technology has increased so much in almost every field, even the use of a computer which was a previously a part of luxury life once has now become a necessity. In the present scenario of Tech world, it would be no wonder if anyone says that computer is an essential part of a human. You must be using these computers or Laptops from many days, and might be there are many facts that are still unknown to you and while trying these if you get stuck anywhere and don't know what to do then straight away contact the expert's  of Lenovo Service Center in Gurgaon for an instant solution. Here are some of the tips and tricks that every computer user must know includes the following:-



1. You can easily Change windows password without knowing the previous password.
This trick Is only applicable when your PC was logged in. For this you have to follow step by step instruction as mentioned below:-

step1: Firstly. Just right click on the option my computer and then select manage.

step2: Visit to Groups and Local users option and then previously click on users. A  list of users will appear in front of you.

step3: Then you have to right click on the option user whose password you really want to change and after that select set password

step4: Click on proceed on the pop-up window

step5: Enter a new password and then click on Ok.



2. Feature of blocking few Websites from opening.
You might not aware of the fact that some websites can be blocked easily from opening on your computer using these simple tricks.
step1:  Type this syntax %windir%\system32\drivers\etc in your run (WIN + R)

or navigate to C drive and follow this path C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc.

Step2: You can even open notepad option from start menu by directly typing notepad and then running it as an administrator and after that you have to open the hosts file by following this  path C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc.

Step3: In case if you want to block a site. Let’s just take the example of facebook or Google. Then you have to type these lines.

From the next onwards, these above sites will not appear in your browser. If you want to unblock, then you have to simply remove the above mentioned lines from the notepad (Note: This tip will only work if your browser is not open. If in any tab your browser is open then immediately close the browser and again restart it.)




3. Website redirecting
When you want to redirect any particular website to another website at that time website redirecting feature is used. For example, if you want someone to visit the facebook but you want them to be relocate to google. Then in that case you have to follow these simple tricks.

step1: Firstly you need to know the exact IP address of the site on which you want to redirect the actual website like in above case you need to know the IP of Google by typing the text tracert google.com in cmd.

step2: Then open the host option from notepad and then type the google address along with facebook.com

This syntax will directly redirect you to google.com if in case you try to open facebook.com. If you want to remove redirection then you need to  remove the above lines from the notepad.

4. If you want to Boost Your Broadband Speed

You might not aware of the fact that the broadband speed is directly or indirectly dependent on different external factors, which can lead you to better and improved internal factors by this simple trick.

step1: open the cmd prompt in your administrator mode and then type netsh int tcp show global and then press the enter option.

step2: Now you have to change the TCP parameters. Go to  notepad option and then type these commands

cd\

netsh int tcp show global
netsh int tcp set global chimney=enabled
netsh int tcp set heuristics disabled
netsh int tcp set global autotuninglevel=normal
netsh int tcp set global congestionprovider=ctcp


step3: Now you have to save the file as Speedbooster.bat

step4: After that run speedbooster.bat in the administrator mode. Soon you will notice 30-35% increase in the performance speed

In case you want to reset theTCP global parameters with the  default values you have to type these instructions in notepad

cd\
netsh int tcp show global
netsh int tcp set global chimney=default
netsh int tcp set heuristics enabled
netsh int tcp set global congestionprovider=none

and after that just save it as say Reset.bat in order to reset the TCP global parameters along with their respective default values.
Then Run it as an administrator.

5. Experiencing Faster Internet speed by merging two different networks

In case you have two different network providers, for example, let’s take the example of an ethernet along with an USB dongle, then you will get the additional benefit by using network bridge.

step1: Firstly, just Press WIN + R keys and type “ncpa.cpl”.

step2: After that you have to select the two network drivers from the window.

step3: Then right click and select the BRIDGE CONNECTIONS option.

step4: After this you will have an impressive  speed of these connections.

6. Shortcut keys to open directly Task manager

You can directly open the Task manager option by pressing the combination of these keys ctrl+shift+Esc or  ctrl+alt+del.

7. Encrypting files and folders

step1: Just Right click on the file/folder option and after that you have to click the properties option which is available at the bottom.

step2: Then click on the advanced.

step3: Now click on the Encrypt contents option in order to secure your data.

step4: then you have to click ok and apply
You can easily access it and even can modify it anytime you want. Apart from you no other users can access it. You have this option to copy these files to a USB drive but you cannot open these files  in other PC. If you know the encryption password of your PC then only You can viewthose files.


8. Develop  Undeletable and Unrenamable Folders

You should always create a folder with the use of  keywords like con, aux, lpt1, lpt2, lpt3, lpt4, lpt5, lpt6, lpt7, lpt8 and lpt9 as the name. But you might be unaware of the fact that you directly cannot create or rename with the keyword as the name. So, for that you have to follow this simple trick.

step1: Initial go to run and then type cmd

step2: Then in the Command Prompt , you have to type the name of all the drivers that you wanted to include and create in your folder in the format  <drive-name>: and then press Enter. e.g. If you want  to create an undeletable folder in  the D drive, then type “D:” without any quotes. Remember that Folder can’t  be created in the root place of C: drive (if in case  C: is your system drive).

step3: After that type this command- “md con\” or “md lpt1\” without the use of quotes and then press Enter option.

If you want to delete the Folder then remember it cannot be  deleted manually, you can only delete the folder just by typing “rd con\” or “rd lpt1\” in Step 3 in place  of “md con\” or “md lpt1\”.

9. You can simply disable the history of all the recent Document

step1: Visit the run option and type the syntax regedit and then directly press the enter in order to open registry editor

step2: Follow the path “HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer”


step3: Then you have to create a NoRecentDocsHistory folder D_WORD key [then Right Click® New ®DWORD (32- Bit) Value] .
step4: Now Set the Value of Data to 1 in order to enable the restriction with hexadecimal and then you have to click ok. Restart the computer.


If you want to enable recent document history, then follow the path  “HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer”. And then you have to  delete “NoRecentDocsHistory” file that recently you have created and again restart your computer.

10. You can even Add Mouse Friendly Checkboxes to icons.

There is no need of holding the control button if you want to select multiple files just simply select the checkboxes just by directly selecting icon check boxes from view.

11.  If you want to know all the details of your Internet Connection

Firstly Open the command prompt from the run and then type  ipconfig/ in order to see all the  details like IP address, DNS server address etc. which are related to  your Internet connection.
You can also Know the details of your WiFi connection if your neighbors are using it.
step1: Firstly open  your browser window and type http://192.168.1.1 or http://192.168.0.1
step2: Then clock on the  “Attached Devices” tab
step3: After that you can easily find the IP address and, computer name and MAC Address of your computer using the previous trick.
step4:Now Compare all these address and names  with those displayed by your router.

12. You can Access blocked websites by using different IP address

If the website you want to open was already blocked in the browser, then simply visit the required site by searching the site directly with an IP address.

If you want to know the exact IP address of a site, then you have to  ping the website domain name in the Command Prompt in Window.

Try these activities in your daily life it will make your data more secure and manageable and while trying these tips on your laptop if you encounter any issue then feel free to contact the experts of Laptop Repair in Gurgaon.

Friday, 24 March 2017

16 Unique Tips For Better Organizing Gmail

I don't know about you, but my Gmail account is a bit damn mess, and more or less a regular source of anxiety so if you are dealing with the same issues then apply some of the gmail organization tips for a better experience. Google is basically a search engine that will help you to sell advertising and deliver that to it's to targeted users.
These are some of the tips that can help you to manage your Gmail account in a better way include the following steps:-



• One should know properly how to create a Gmail Account

• The process of deleting your Gmail account. If in case you are not happy with your Gmail account and don't want to use it further then instead of expiring it just delete your Gmail account right now.

• Follow the instruction to recover a Forgotten Gmail Password. Especially when you are unable to access your account because all the password that you think might work or you remember were not right.

• Use the feature of move or Copy Mail from One Gmail Account to another (Using Only Gmail)

• Different ways to set up and Use Email Templates in Gmail

• In case if you might have faced any problem then you can use the option of Contact Gmail Support in order to sort that issue. Basically, it's a place where you can file your issues and get instant help directly from the Google through email or sometimes through a public forum.

• Through the feature iPhone's Safari, you can easily access Gmail in iPhone Mail.
• Some images are precious that you even don't want to share it with anyone, in that case, you can add your personal Image to Your Gmail Signature

• In order to remember about the different and important occasions of your life, you can use the feature of Google Calendar Event from a Message in Gmail.

• You are allowed to send Messages and Attachment Size Limits in Gmail.

• For the better analysis of your Gmail account, you need to have certain Email Statistics in Gmail.

• If you are having doubt that you left your Gmail account open left somewhere then it's better to change your Gmail Password and set a strong strength password in order to make sure that your account remains secure from hackers.

• If you are feeling irritated with niches email that is coming on your account and if you want to ignore them just simply use  the option of Block a Sender in Gmail.

• Do you want to get rid of a contact erroneously entered in your contacts?  Then simply use the feature of Delete a Contact from Gmail.

• In case if you want to forward your incoming messages to any email address then you can use the Forward Gmail to Another Email Address. In order to read them at your old email account in your old email program.

• If you will going to add Yahoo! Mail account in Gmail. Then it will act as Yahoo! Mail Plus account.

• Create Gmail Your Email Hub
As far as possible, you don't want to be messed up between different email accounts on regular basis. In order to do the heavy lifting on your main Gmail account for  — sending, receiving, and sorting emails. You can simply click the setting option then accounts Settings > Accounts.

After the signing process completes start looking for the send mail option then  Check your mail from other accounts options and then start following the instructions that are mentioned in the guided setup process to authorize your primary email to send and receive (via POP3) messages on the basis of another account you own. This process you will have to repeat continuously for every account that you need to add, and that's is the place where these mail server settings will come in handy.



After reading all these points if you are still confused and left with any queries then don't hesitate simply contact the experts of 24tech support for better advice and instant solution. We even provide support for laptop repair services and we are available 24*7*365 round the clock.

Wednesday, 28 December 2016

Laptop Common Hardware Problems and solutions - A How to Fix Guide!

Being a complicated machine with a multiple of devices interlined and working in perfect coordination, your laptop is just like the human body. The machine can disrupt at any moment. The centers for laptop repair Gurgaon handles tons of such laptop hardware problems every week.They have come with a list of laptop common hardware problems and solutions.


So, according to them, following are the most common laptop hardware problems:


1. Laptop is not starting: One morning, you may face this problem. Starting a laptop is as easy as pushing a doorbell. The artificial intelligence put into the machine does the rest. But, if it is not opening even after pushing the start button, you can undertake the following actions:




How to fix this laptop common hardware problems #1
 Attach the charger cable and put on the switch, maybe you’ve not noticed that the battery charge is completely exhausted.
 Press the “start button” a little bit hard, maybe it is disturbed someway.
 If the opening signal is okay, the monitor may require some repair. In such circumstances, you need to call an expert who understands better the laptop hardware problems and solutions.



2. Laptop is turning off and on automatically: In this problem from our list of laptop common hardware problems, the laptop once started, starts to turn off and on without any logical reason. It remains completely out of your control. The problems may be due to overheating of the machines or a motherboard failure. In such circumstance, you may need to change the motherboard, or check whether the internal fan is moving or not.


laptop common hardware problems and solutions
3. Laptop is making unusual noise while running - In older laptops it is a common problem. It constantly makes a rattling or grinding noise at very low pitch, otherwise it is working perfectly. In most of the cases, the noise comes from the cooling fan, as dust piles up onto it with time. Cleaning the fan may resolve the problems. If the sound is due to any damage to the hard drive, then you may require it to replace.

Laptop common hardware problems and solution




4. Laptop freezes or shuts down all of a sudden: This problem is an annoying one, and may hamper your job a lot. You may have noticed that in such situation, the bottom of the laptop heats up unnaturally and the cooling fan may run faster. It is an issue solely related to the heat sink of the machine. As dust stores, up in huge quantities in the heat sink, the processor can’t cool down properly. As a result, the machine is over heated leading to a sudden stoppage of the processor. It is better to contact a repair center like the laptop repair center Gurgaon for solving the issue.


laptop hardware troubleshooting






5. Image is distorted or jumbled: The problem is visible only after the machine is turned on. This problem may be due to the failure of graphic card, poor connection between the monitor and the CPU. The problem can be sorted out by changing the graphic card. If it still persists, then the cables are to be checked thoroughly to fix the issue.


laptop hadware problems and solutions





An experienced technician knows how to fix the hardware problem in the laptop and make it work once again. So, it is always feasible to consult an Laptop Repair Services expert if you don’t have a good idea about the complete hardware system.

Friday, 7 October 2016

How to repair flickering of laptop screen?

How to repair flickering of laptop screen?

Flickering laptop screen is a common problem, particularly, if the laptop is getting older and it is used for a long time at a stretch. Undoubtedly, flickering screen is not good for your eyes, and in many occasions, it severely hampers the work-in-progress. The centers for laptop repair in Gurgaon often get their clients’ calls with flickering laptop screen problem. There are different types of flickers found in the laptops. Some of these flickers appear for a short period, some are for a pretty long period and many others are persisting as long as the laptop remain open.



How to fix flickering laptop screen?

Depending on the problems and sources of those problems, technicians fix flickering of laptop screen. Before contacting a repair center, you can try these following steps to fix the issue or at least to understand the source of the issue –

Step 1 – If the machine is flickering for the first time, shutdown immediately, takeout all the removable external devices and jacks. Take out the battery, clean it, if necessary and then reset it. Now, turn on the laptop. If the problem is still persisting, then follow the next steps.

fix laptop screen flickering

Step 2 – Sometimes flicker may occur due to any device in the vicinity of the laptop. A LCD screen is too sensitive to the magnetic field created by electronics devices. So, move away the speakers, mobile phones, TV and radio to see if the flickering is stopped.


Step 3 – If the above steps have not stopped the flicker, then you may need to update your graphic card drivers. As per the experienced technicians in Gurgaon, this is the most common cause of flickers. You can update the graphic card drivers from the ‘Hardware and Sound’ in the control panel. You may need to download the latest video driver and BIOS from the company’s official website for this purpose. If this step seems complicated; you can contact a popular center for laptop repair in Gurgaon.




Step 4 – To double check, whether the problem is in the LCD or in the hardware, you may connect your laptop with another monitor. If the screen of the external monitor doesn’t flicker, then the problem is solely related to the hardware of the laptop. This problem can be fixed by an expert technician only


Step 5 –If the above mentioned steps couldn’t change the flicker of your laptop, you may need to open up the screen. In such situation, it is feasible to contact an expert laptop repair center in Gurgaon to fix the issue. Expert technicians know how to repair flickering of laptop screen properly so that the problem does not arise in near future.


Other problems behind flickering

Your laptop display may be flickering due to software problems or any permanent hardware damage. The faulty electric supply sometimes creates such issue too. If any hardware is damaged permanently, it needs to be replaced immediately.
In any case, flickering laptop screen is not a complicated issue. It needs timely intervention from an expert, so that the problem may be fixed from its very root.


For further more reading on this visit Laptop Repair Services

Saturday, 17 September 2016

Tips to Install and Play Pokemon Go In India

Tips to Install and Play Pokemon Go In India

Pokémon Go is created by Niantic and has become one of the most admired and widely played games in the recent times. People of all age groups are going gaga over this game and search desperately over the internet to get Pokemon Go Tips. While this game has attained great fame in North America, Europe even in Asian countries, like India its impact is irresistible.



Gradually people are going addictive to this game and look for ways to begin their gaming journey by downloading on their devices. Pokémon Go has received great feedback and is played with eagerness by Indian Mobile Phone users. Steps to Install Pokemon Go in India are quite simple and this game works greatly on varied interfaces. The game can be downloaded online since it isn’t yet available in Google Play Store of India!

Here in this article, we will discuss some useful ways to install and Play Pokemon Go in India.Following these simple steps will help gamers to get this game on their mobile phones in minutes:



Steps to install Pokemon Go on Android Smartphones:
1. Android users have the option to download Pokémon Go APK file. Always ensure that the site from which the file is being downloaded is reliable and transmit no virus in the phone
2. Before you install the APK File, you need to make some alternations in your phone setting panel, which will favor easy installation of Pokémon Go.
3. Enter the Setting, then to Security and Check the option of “installation of apps from unknown sources”. This will help you download the Pokémon Go APK File without problems.

install pokemon go in india

Steps to install Pokemon Go on Apple iOS Phones:

• To begin with, just log out from the Apple ID; now go to play store and reach free apps/games section.
• Here ion you will required to login; opt to create a new ID which will require fresh details
• Go ahead and fill your details along with adding your location in the Address Section, except India
• As soon as you will click on done and sign in with your new created ID to install Pokémon Go.

All these steps are going smoothen your game downloading and using experience. For game lovers, now installing and playing Pokemon Go in India is relatively simpler on both android and Apple IOS platforms. Be assured that these methods will keep your smartphone safe, provided you follow these steps correctly. Enjoy your gaming!

Saturday, 3 September 2016

10 Awesome ways to get yourself a laptop virus and hacked!

Hackers are trying to hack your account and grab your personal information relentlessly. If one process is failing, they are seizing another opportunity with a new innovation to hack your account in some other ways.
This time don’t think from a laptop owner’s perspective, rather look from a hacker’s angle. It will enable you to understand what they actually think and do, so that you could take your stance against it more easily.



Here are 10 awesome ways to get laptop virus and hacked -
1.    Using same password repetitively - It’s the easiest way to get hacked. In fact, if you can use an already hacked password, you will surely entertain the hacker into your laptop.



2.    Using the same password everywhere - There is no harm in accessing scores of social media, digital newspapers, websites of your interest or registering in different e-commerce sites. If you are using the same password everywhere for the sake of your convenience than you are actually welcoming the hackers.
3.    Insecure web searching - many individuals say that my laptop hacked and I don’t know the reason. Maybe they have not done anything wrong apparently but hackers always think differently. In many instances, some unknown software may try to change your browser settings with an intention to push unwanted ads. By allowing them, you are actually welcoming the hackers.


My Laptop Hacked
4.    Updated antivirus - If you are not updating your antivirus software regularly you are paving ways for various viruses.

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5.    Use Facebook Id to register in an unknown site - Many individuals complain, ‘My Facebook account got hacked, but I couldn’t understand how!’, this may be due to using Facebook Id to register in an unpopular and unknown site.

My facebook account got hacked
6.    Inactivated firewall - If your firewall is not active, your laptop may pass many Trojans and malware unhindered.

My facebook account got hacked
7.    Clicking unknown links in emails - Clicking on an unknown links promising some alluring gifts, cash prizes, contacts may give you nicest gifts in form of viruses and malwares.

My Laptop Hacked
8.    Outdated OS - If you say, ‘My laptop hacked’, it may be probably due to outdated OS.



My Laptop Hacked
9.    Use of pirated software - A pirated software is actually hacker-friendly software because these software lack security codes so always susceptible to hacking.

My Laptop Hacked
10.    Downloading illegal contents - It is one of the most obvious reason that your laptop is hacked frequently.

My Laptop Hacked
The popular centers for laptop repair in Gurgaon receives hundreds of calls from clients every week with a problem that is generated due to virus or malware attacks. So, you need to be careful enough and think one step ahead of these hackers to protect your personal and important data.
 
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