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How can I Find Wireless Password

August 28th, 2012 by Admin

How do I find out my wireless network password? It’s stored on one computer and automatically logs me in when I turn it on, but I can’t remember what it is and someone at my house wants to connect.

When connecting to a wireless network or Wi-Fi connection which is encrypted with WEP, WPA or WPA2, Windows will offer to save and remember the wireless password so that Windows can automatically authenticate with the router or gateway to login and connect to the wireless network in future.

Chance are even the wireless password is automatically stored by Windows, some users may not even bother to remember the password, until when users reformat or reinstall Windows, or add a new PC to your wireless network.

In any case where you can’t remember or lost the wireless password for a wireless connection, and unable to get the wireless password from the router or gateway, the freeware utility, WirelessKeyView can help to find wireless key or password used in WEP, WPA or WPA2 encryption protocol stored in local computer by the ‘Wireless Zero Configuration’ service of Windows XP and by the ‘WLAN AutoConfig’ service of Windows Vista.

Download WirelessKeyView

Although the wireless password is saved and stored in local Windows computer, Windows OS does not provide an easy way to recover, find or display the wireless password on screen, in plain text and not hidden as asterisk, until Windows 7. In Windows 8 and Windows 7, you can easily find wireless password without using any third-party software.

How to Recover Wireless Password on Windows 8, 7

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 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';
FLUSH PRIVILEGES;

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"
         --init-file=C:\mysql-init.txt

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 Use Parental Controls in Windows 7

August 16th, 2012 by Admin

Windows 7 has built-in parental controls that allows you to control certain aspects of your computer. This is ideal if you don’t want your children accessing certain programs or more importantly don’t want them to access to computer as certain times, such as at night when the computer is in their room.

Windows 7 Parental Controls is easy to setup and you can use it to limit how much computer time children have, as well as which programs and games they can use. So let’s look at how you can setup Windows 7 Parental Controls.

How To Use Parental Controls in Windows 7?

To access Parental Controls open the Start Menu and type parental controls into the Search box and hit Enter.

Next select the account that you want to setup parental controls on. In our screenshot we have selected Test. Remember that the account has to be a standard account and not an administrator account.

Under Parental Controls mark the radio button next to On, enforce current settings. Then you can go through and control their computer time, games, and programs.

Option 1: Set Time Limits

Once you have clicked on time limits you are presented with a grid with days and times as in the image below. This grid allows you to select when access will be allowed or blocked to the account.

Option 2:Control Games
Click on Games to control the type of access your child has to games on the computer. You can completely block all games or select games by ratings and game names. These game ratings are based on the Entertainment Software Rating Board.

Option 3:Control Programs

If you want to restrict certain programs on the machine, click on Allow and block specified programs then scroll through the list of installed programs and block them.

That’s it. The user account is now configured to use Windows 7 Parental Controls. To modify or change these settings the user will need to know the administrator password to change settings. So you need to make sure to password protect your administrator account, otherwise anyone can turn off Parental Controls and use the computer with no restrictions.

How to Reset Admin Password on Virtual Machine

August 13th, 2012 by Admin

I have presently created a Windows XP virtual machine as well as have been making use of it with no troubles. Today when I start my computer, it asked me for an administrator password. I suppose that I did not set up since I have not at all asked for it prior to. How can I reset the password or else do I require to rebuild a new machine? Can I make use of a password reset utility? Thanks in advance for any assist.

I was given a Virtual PC file which belongs to a worker who left our business. The Virtual PC has vital files and data. I started up the request in Microsoft Virtual PC 2007, however cannot logon for the reason that we do not be acquainted with any user names or passwords for the machine. How be I able to reset the Administrator password on the virtual machine?

Actually, resetting admin password on a virtual machine is the same process as resetting one from a physical machine, if you have created a Windows password reset CD. Most virtual machine software like VirtualBox, MS Virtual PC, Parallels, VMware etc, provides the feature of booting virtual machine from physical CD and ISO image. So you can let your virtual machine boot from Windows password reset CD and reset your forgotten admin password easily. It’s more convenient that you can also boot from ISO image to reset Windows password, without having to physically burn a password reset CD.

To reset admin password on virtual machine running inside VMware Workstation, please refer to this guide:
How to Reset VMware Administrator Password

To reset admin password on virtual machine running inside Microsoft Virtual PC, please refer to this guide:
How to Reset Virtual PC Password

To reset admin password for virtual machine in VirtualBox, please refer to this guide:
How to Reset VirtualBox Password

To reset admin password for Parallels virtual machine, please refer to this guide:
How to Reset Lost Windows 8/7/Vista/XP Password for Parallels Virtual Machine

To reset Windows domain admin password on virtual machine, please refer to this guide:
How to Reset Windows Domain Password

Backup and Restore Hardware Drivers in Windows

August 12th, 2012 by Admin

Drivers are an important part of the system. They act as intermediaries between the system, and the hardware devices. They interpret the signals, and facilitate communication between the system and the devices. Without drivers, the devices won’t work at all, or won’t work properly.

Generally, the drivers come on a CD/DVD, with the hardware devices. As an alternative, they can also be downloaded from the manufacturer’s site, and that’s the best place to download the drivers, or their newer versions.

But, sometimes, the CDs can get misplaced, or lost, or the drivers might not be available from even the manufacturer’s site, because they might have stopped providing support for the hardware. Instead of going through all that hassle, you can simply use a great utility called Double Driver to help you backup and restore hardware drivers the easy way.

How to Backup and Restore Hardware Drivers in Windows?

Step #1: To start, first download Double Driver, It will be in zip format so just open it and execute the app named dd.exe.

Step #2: Now you can see the home screen and on the home screen just click “Back Up” button.

Step #3: On the next screen click “Scan current system”, by selecting this option Double Driver will scan your system for all the installed drivers and will automatically select all the third-party drivers like sound drivers, graphic drivers etc. You may also select the drivers individually which you want or don’t want. After finishing the selection just click the “back up” button.

Step #4: On the next screen you will see three back up options like “Structured Folder, Compressed Folder & Single file self extract”. You can select any option based on your taste, for this tutorial I’m selecting “Compressed folder” option as it is easy to carry on my pen drive.

Next choose a destination directory to save the back up, then click “OK” to proceed the back up process.

That’s it, here you can see the progress of the back up and you will see the “Operation completed successfully” dialog box.

If you ever want to restore the backed up drivers, just open the Double Driver application and click the restore option on the home screen. It will restore all the backed up drivers and you can use them after restarting the system. This will save you plenty of time and troubles every time you reinstall Windows operating system.

How to Reset SQL Server SA Password if You Forgot it

August 5th, 2012 by Admin

I have a local install of SQL Server Express that I haven’t touched in months. Now I need to use it, and I’ve forgotten the SA password. I have tried using SQL Server Management Studio, I have done Single User Mode with SQL Server and used sqlcmd, they all tell me I don’t have permissions for it. I’m afraid that even reinstalling SQL Server Express isn’t going to fix this for me. Does anyone know of any other method to reset the SA password?

Forgot the password of SA account on your SQL Server? You may lost the SA password on a machine, and when you log in to the machine directly using an account in the admin group, SQL Server Management Studio still doesn’t allow you to log in using Windows authentication. So how to reset forgotten SA password if you can’t connect via Windows Authentication?

In this tutorial we’ll show you an easy way to reset SQL Server SA password with SQL Server Password Changer, if you forgot the password and can’t connect to your SQL Server database. The password resetting procedure is simple and you can reset SA password in just a few mouse clicks!

How to Reset SQL Server SA Password if You Forgot it:

  1. Download SQL Server Password Changer on your local PC, install and launch it.
  2. Click the Open File button. Select the SQL Server master database file (master.mdf). Typically it is located in the folder: C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL.1\MSSQL\Data.Select the SQL Server master database file
  3. The program will automatically decrypt the master database file and display all user accounts in your SQL Server. Select the SA account, click the Change Password button. Type a new password and click OK.SQL Server Password Recovery
  4. The old password will be replaced with your new password. Now you are able to log into the SA account using your new password.

Now you’ve completed the task of resetting SQL Server SA password. No need to worry about forgetting SA password! With SQL Server Password Changer you can reset SQL Server SA password quickly and easily.

PST Password Recovery

August 2nd, 2012 by Admin

Forgot your PST password? Is there any way to recover the password? What to do if you have some very urgent emails in it? If you’re an Outlook user, you should know that Microsoft Outlook automatically stores email messages, contacts, appointments, tasks, notes and journal entries in a personal storage folder, also known as a .PST file. So you’ll get big trouble if you can’t recall the PST password.

This guide will show you how to recover forgotten PST password with PST password recovery software. Outlook password recovery is one of the best PST password recovery tool which can help you easily unlock and open any password-protected PST files. Now, let’s go through the step-by-step PST password recovery guide together.

  1. Install Outlook Password Recovery program on your computer.
  2. Start the program and then click Unlock PST File button. You’ll be prompted to select your Outlook PST file.

  3. After choosing your Outlook PST file, click OK.
  4. The program will analyze the Outlook PST file and recover your forgotten password instantly.

With this guide you can easily recover PST password from Microsoft Outlook 2012, 2007, 2003, 2002, 2000, etc. This PST password recovery tool also works with your old .PST file backed up in your USB flash drive.