Archive for August, 2012

How to Find or Recover Outlook Express Password

August 22nd, 2012 by Admin

Forgot Outlook Express email password or identity password? Can’t remember the email password saved in Outlook Express? Is it possible to retrieve the saved password from Outlook Express? Here we’ll show you an easy way to find/recover email account password and identity password in Outlook Express.

How to Find or Recover Outlook Express Password?

  1. Launch the Outlook Express Password Recovery program.
  2. Click the Start Recoverybutton, the program will instantly find and recover passwords for identities, mail, news and LDAP accounts in Outlook Express.Outlook Express Password Recovery

With Outlook Express Password Recovery software you can easily find and backup your forgotten email passwords in Outlook Express before reinstalling or upgrading the operating system. Even a computer novice can recover Outlook Express password in just one click!

How to Disable Autorun in Windows 8/7/Vista/XP

August 22nd, 2012 by Admin

Autorun is a feature in Windows that is meant as a convenience. A lot of times it is, but more often than not it become a hassle, as users do not always want to launch a CD or thumbdrive just because they put it in the computer. Aside from that, it is a fast way for viruses to spread. If a thumbdrive contains a virus, all it needs to launch itself is for autorun to initiate.

Keep in mind that just because autorun is disabled you can still get to your CD or USB drive by going to My Computer and launching the CD ROM or USB drive.

How to Disable Autorun in Windows 8/7/Vista/XP:

  1. Launch the Run dialogue box by pressing Win + R, then type Gpedit.msc and press Enter.
  2. The Group Policy window should open. In the left pane, double-click Administrative Templates.
  3. In the right pane, double-click System.
  4. Scroll down and double-click Turn Off Autoplay.
  5. In the Turn Off Autoplay Properties window, select Enabled. Then from the dropdown next to Turn Off Autoplay on, select All drives and then click OK.
  6. Exit Group Policy by selecting File, then choosing Exit from the menu.

So disable the autorun option in Windows to help keep your computer safe from USB transmitted viruses.

Top 25 Most-Hacked Passwords Revealed

August 22nd, 2012 by Admin

Think your password is fine? You’d better check this list to be sure.

Password management app maker SplashData has released their list of the 25 worst passwords of 2011. These are the passwords that get hacked the most frequently, based on SplashData’s study of millions of stolen passwords that have been posted online by hackers.

Many of the worst offenders are sequential numbers (“123456”) or sequential keyboard keys (“qwerty”) or password-related words like “password” or “letmein”.

According to SplashData CEO Morgan Slain, who was quoted on Mashable, “Even though people are encouraged to select secure, strong passwords, many people continue to choose weak, easy-to-guess ones, placing themselves at risk from fraud and identity theft.”

People’s hesitance to make complicated passwords is understandable considering the sheer number of passwords the average person has–but that doesn’t make it alright. A 2007 study found that the average person had 25 passwords and used 8 of them per day. That number has almost certainly increased. However, what’s more annoying than having to remember Qw!cK@sAbunN!3 is having your identity stolen. In 2010, the FTC received 1.3 million complaints of fraud or identity theft.

So how can you make your passwords better? Use a variety of letters, numbers and symbols. Change them every six months. Don’t use the same one for every account, and know that even a slight variation makes a difference. Avoid using real words. According to Daily Finance, hackers use “dictionary attacks” that make it easy for them to crack passwords that are words or sequential numbers. And finally, don’t use any of these–SlashData’s 25 worst passwords of the year:

1. password
2. 123456
3. 12345678
4. qwerty
5. abc123
6. monkey
7. 1234567
8. letmein
9. trustno1
10. dragon
11. baseball
12. 111111
13. iloveyou
14. master
15. sunshine
16. ashley
17. bailey
18. passw0rd
19. shadow
20. 123123
21. 654321
22. superman
23. qazwsx
24. michael
25. football

Check out the top 25 most-hacked passwords to see if your password is in the list. Try to create unique and strong passwords you’ll never forget.

How to View or Recover Passwords Saved in Internet Explorer

August 21st, 2012 by Admin

I am not sure if this is even possible but I have an employee who recently got a new PC and was wondering if its possible to transfer the saved password off their old PC. The thing is not sure if can be done, also this was from XP to Win 7 Pro. Any thoughts?

AutoComplete is a feature used by Internet Explorer to make your browsing experience more convenient. It enables you to save website passwords  so that you do not have to retype it next time you visit the same website. After a long time, you may have a large number of logins and passwords stored in Internet Explorer. The problem is that Internet Explorer doesn’t allow you to view the saved passwords, so what to do if you forgot your website passwords but have to reinstall Windows?

In this tutorial we’re going to show you how to view or recover all types of passwords saved in Internet Explorer 6, 7, 8, 9. Internet Explorer Password Recovery is the software that can help you recover Internet Explorer saved password in just 3 steps.

How to View or Recover Passwords Saved in Internet Explorer?

  1. Download and install Internet Explorer Password Recovery.
  2. Run Internet Explorer Password Recovery, then click the Start Recovery button.
  3. All website logins and passwords saved in Internet Explorer will be recovered immediately.

After successfully recovering the saved passwords in Internet Explorer, you can then export and save them in a safe place. It also makes it possible for you to transfer the saved passwords in Internet Explorer from an old PC to a new one.

How to Use PDF Password Cracker to Remove PDF Permission

August 21st, 2012 by Admin

Found a precious PDF document, but cannot copy, edit, or even print it? You’ll find out that the PDF file you get is protected with a permission password. Normally, you cannot make most of the PDF file if you do not get the permission to unlock it. To help you solve the problem, we’re going to talk about how to remove PDF permission with PDF password cracker.

Here just use one tool you could have the PDF permission removed. That’s PDF Password Recovery. It enables you to remove PDF permission password in 3 step.

How to Use PDF Password Cracker to Remove PDF Permission?

  1. Download and install PDF Password Recovery software on your computer.
  2. Run PDF Password Recovery program, then click the button to select your password-protected PDF document (*.pdf), then choose the Remove Owner Password option.

    PDF Password Recovery

  3. Click the Next button.
  4. Immediately the tool will remove PDF permission password set on it, and a new non-protected copy will be created. You will then be allowed to print, copy, modify the decrypted PDF document without even knowing the permission password.

    Remove PDF Owner Password

PDF Password Recovery allows you to crack the PDF password that protects the PDF from copying, editing and printing. It is the best PDF password cracker you’ll ever used!

How to Find Lost Outlook Password

August 21st, 2012 by Admin

I have been using Outlook for my Gmail account for years. Now I’m going to reinstall the computer and can’t remember my password. I can still access my Gmail account via Outlook as the password is remembered by Outlook application. Is there any way to find Outlook password?

Office Outlook is widely used in home and office computers. It allows you to save email password that you use to connect with your email server so that you do not have to retype it every time. However, if you forgot Outlook password you’ll lose your email account after reinstalling Windows or Office application. When this happens, make yourself calm down first, then try to find a password recovery solution.

If you don’t have an option, here is my recommendation: Outlook Password Recovery, which allows you to find Outlook password saved in Outlook 2010, 2007, 2003, XP, 2000, 98, 97. It’s the best Outlook password finder utility that enables you to find lost Outlook password in just 3 steps.

How to Find Lost Outlook Password?

  1. Download and install Outlook Password Recovery tool.
  2. Run Outlook Password Recovery, then click the Start Recoverybutton.
    Outlook Password Recovery
  3. The program will automatically search Microsoft Outlook profiles. Instantly find Outlook password and display all the login details: email account, username, password, account type (IMAP, POP3, SMTP,LDAP, HTTP) and server name.

If your email password is not remembered in Outlook, then you are unable to find Outlook password using this method. You need to contact your email service provider to get back your forgotten password.

How to Change Product Key After Installing Windows 7 or Vista

August 18th, 2012 by Admin

Do you need to change Windows product key so you can activate Windows 7 or Windows Vista properly? Sometimes, users are required to change or re-enter the product keys in Windows 7 or Windows Vista to solve and fix activation problems, or after buying a genuine license for Windows operating system, it’s necessary to reactivate Windows. This article shows you 2 methods to change or re-enter product key that already installed in the system.

Method 1: Manual

  1. Right click on My Computer and select Properties.
  2. Wait a second for windows activation details to get populated.

  3. Click on Change Product key link after your Windows activation details are populated.
  4. Enter new product key and click on next to activate your Windows 7 or Vista.

Method 2: Command Prompt

  1. Click on start and type command (cmd) with run as administrator option
  2. Now type following command:
    “slmgr.vbs -ipk <insert your product key here>”
  3. To activate windows after changing the key, run “slmgr.vbs -ato”

If you misplace or lost your Windows product key, you can recover Windows product keys for your local computer using Product Key Finder program.

How to Reset MySQL Root Password

August 18th, 2012 by Admin

Forgot your MySQL root user password? Don’t worry. We are here for rescue.

When you tried to login to root without entering a password, you may get ‘Access Denied’ message, as MySQL is expecting a password. This article explains how to reset MySQL root password when you don’t remember your old one.

How to Reset MySQL Root Password:

Step 1: Stop the MySQL service by going to Control Panel, Administrative Tools and Services. Right-click on the service and choose Stop.

Step 2: Create a new text file and copy and paste the following lines into it:

UPDATE mysql.user SET Password=PASSWORD('MyNewPass') WHERE User='root';

Make sure to change the password “MyNewPass” to whatever password you want to replace the current one with. Now save the file and give it a name like C:\mysql-init.txt or whatever you like.

Step 3: Now go to the command prompt and type in the following command:

C:\> C:\mysql\bin\mysqld-nt --init-file=C:\mysql-init.txt

In my case, I had to change the path to something different than C:\mysql\bin. If you installed MySQL using the installation wizard, which I did, you have to use a different command:

C:\> "C:\Program Files\MySQL\MySQL Server 5.0\bin\mysqld-nt.exe"
         --defaults-file="C:\Program Files\MySQL\MySQL Server 5.0\my.ini"

So what is the path for your defaults-file? You can get the exact value by going to the Services dialog again and right-clicking on MySQL and choosing Properties. The box that says “Path to executable” has the value for defaults-file.

At this step, I ran into an error. Every time I would try to execute the command, I would end up getting an error message and the password would not be reset.

InnoDB: Operating system error number 32 in a file operation.
InnoDB: The error means that another program is using InnoDB’s files.
InnoDB: This might be a backup or antivirus software or another instance
InnoDB: of MySQL. Please close it to get rid of this error.

In my case, I have to go to the Task Manager and click on the Processes tab. Here I found that I already had several instances of MySQL running! I don’t know why or how they were started, but even with the service stopped, there were processes running.

I killed off all the processes and ran the command again, which worked perfectly.

Step 4: Go back to the Services window and restart the MySQL service. You should now be able to log into the MySQL database! Enjoy!

How to Reset Windows 7 Admin Password If You Forgot It

August 17th, 2012 by Admin

Forgot Windows 7 admin password and how to reset it? This problems happens more often than we would think! It could be for all sorts of reasons, including:

  • You reset a new password for your Administrator account but you don’t remember it.
  • You don’t use your computer for a long time and forget the password you had set.
  • Someone sneaks into your computer and change your administrator password.

With Microsoft’s improved security over the last few years, it became more difficult to reset Windows 7 administrator password. However, there are still several ways to get around it and I am bringing you one of the easiest ways to reset Windows 7 admin password if you forgot it.

Reset Windows Password is the powerful password recovery software which could help you reset Windows 7 admin password easily. The program runs from a boot CD or USB drive and allows you to reset forgotten administrator password instantly. Let’s get started!

Step 1: Create a Windows Password Reset CD

  1. To prepare for the password-resetting procedure, you need another computer to connect to the Internet, download the Reset Windows Password utility.
  2. Unzip the download file which contains an ISO image file: ResetWindowsPwd.iso.
  3. Next, burn the ISO image to a CD/DVD with any CD burning software such as BurnCDCC. A Windows password reset disk will be ready in one or two minutes.

Step 2: Boot Your Locked PC from the Password Reset CD

  1. Now that you’ve prepared the Windows password reset CD, go to the computer for which you have forgotten the password.
  2. Insert the Windows password reset CD and turn on the computer.
  3. When it is powered on, check the boot-screen for setup key (i.e. DELETE key, F8 key, F2 key) to enter BIOS Setup Utility.
  4. Change its BIOS settings to make it try to boot from the CD first.

Step 3: Reset Windows 7 Admin Password

  1. Once you have configured the BIOS correctly, your computer will boot from the Windows password reset CD.
  2. After a while, the boot CD will launch the Reset Windows Password program.
  3. Choose the SAM registry hive from the list, the program will display a list of Windows user accounts on the computer.
  4. Select the administrator account whose password you forgot, then click Reset Password button.
  5. It will reset your forgotten Windows 7 admin password in no time.

Now take out the password reset CD and reboot your computer. You can then log on Windows 7 as administrator account without be asking for a password.This method is very useful when you forgot Windows 7 admin password and the operating system is inaccessible.