SOLVED: How To Send Encrypted Email & Block Forwarding or Copying With Office 365 Email

If you have Office 365 email (a.k.a. hosted Exchange), you can now block recipients from forwarding your email and you can encrypt your email.   In fact all Office365 to Office365 email is already encrypted, but email that leaves Microsoft’s Office365 is not… until now. Today you can easily encrypt your email or block someone from copying the text, taking a screen grab, printing or forwarding the message as long as they are using one of…

SOLVED: Control What Programs Are Starting Up Automatically Using New Free Program From Microsoft

Over time you will have a bunch of garbage apps automatically starting up.  Things like Adobe Acrobat icons in your system tray, Google updates, printer software for a printer you don’t own anymore and more can really slow down your PC and make things a visual mess.  There used to be two easy ways to manage these programs: Use TASK MANAGER > STARTUP press CNTL+ALT+DEL and select TASK MANAGER click the STARTUP tab right click…

VPN 101: VPNs Demystified in 10 Simple To Understand Points

VPN’s have become a topic of debate for governments, hackers, and citizens all over the globe but many people do not understand what they are, how they work and why they might want one. To demystify the topic we have laid out the top ten things everyone should know about VPN’s: 1: What Does VPN Stand For? VPN is an acronym for Virtual Private Network. If you have ever connected to your office from your…

SOLVED: How To Control What is Starting Up Automatically In Windows

There are four places that programs startup automatically from: 1: STARTUP FOLDERS AUTOMATIC STARTUP Both of these are in hidden folders so you need to change your view to show Hidden Folders as shown in the screen shot to the right Per User Startup Folder: C:\Users\<USER NAME>\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup Startup Folder for All Users C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\StartUp 2: REGISTRY RUN & RUNONCE KEYS HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\RUN and RUNONCE HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\RUN and RUNONCE HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\WOW6432NODE\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\RUN and RUNONCE Typically we see very little…

SOLVED: How To Stop Skype From Starting Up Automatically

You may have noticed that Skype starts automatically and runs the icon runs in your system tray/notification area.  This is just annoying advertising if you are not using it. As you can see in the screen shot, Microsoft’s official instructions on how to disable Skype are outdated as the AUTOMATICALLY START SKYPE WHEN YOU SIGN IN option is not an option if you have not already logged into Skype. Most consumers would try to disable…

SOLVED: How To Change Your Yahoo.com Email Signature

If you have a yahoo email address you may want to set a signature: login to mail.yahoo.com click the settings cog (top right corner) click the MORE SETTINGS ellipse (bottom right) click WRITING EMAIL menu set a signature as you see fit There is no SAVE requirement, just close the window and your new signature will be in place.

SOLVED: Command Line To Uninstall Software EXE’s or .MSI’s

There are five ready ways to uninstall software: Using the GUI – Right click on the START BUTTON > APPS AND FEATURES > click the app in question > UNINSTALL Using a build in uninstaller – Go to the folder where the product is installed, look for something like UNINSTALL.EXE then create a shortcut to it, edit the shortcut and add /? to the end.  Double click the shortcut to see the uninstallation switches WMIC…

How to Start Selling on WordPress

Turning your WordPress site into an e-commerce platform is a great way to find new customers and earn money. However, there are a few steps you need to take before you’re ready to open your online store. The first step, of course, is choosing a product or service to sell. What are you offering customers, and how are you going to get it to them? If it’s something relatively unique, why is it something people…

7 Reasons Why You Need to Get a Fake IP and Hide Your Real One

The IP address is like the passport of every device that you use to connect to the internet. Whether you’re watching a video online or just reading forums and news articles, the webmaster can view that address to track your online activities back to you. To see how this works in practice, google “what is my IP,” and you’ll see your IP address right away (more on NordVPN website). As it goes without saying, protecting…

SOLVED: iPersistfile Save Failed Code 0x8007002 the system cannot find the file specified

Microsoft has stopped development on File History and Windows Backup.  Awesome services in Windows 7, like Shadow Copy which made “Previous Versions” of files available have been fully deprecated.  These services have been replaced with OneDrive functions.  OneDrive provides point in time file restores and backup of most files on the Desktop, Documents and Photo’s folder.  However there are two problems that result from this situation: Not everyone has or uses OneDrive (we do and…

Cloud-Based Anti-Phishing Solutions: Stay Safe Online Without Installing a Thing

Information is one of the most valuable things in the world. But a lot of it can be found and stolen online. Whether it’s photos, documents, login credentials, or something else entirely, it’s important to take every step necessary to prevent it. Cybersecurity tools like firewalls, antivirus scanners, password managers, and VPN solutions have become crucial components of our online safety. But before being able to see their true value, people need to understand phishing…

SOLVED: Everything You Need To Know About the New Windows Subsystem For Linux Version 2

If you are new to Linux or you are serious Linux power user, the new Windows Subsystem For Linux v2 (WSL2) is for you. WSL1 vs WSL2 The original Windows Subsystem For Linux (version 1) was effectively an emulator.  When you made a command in Linux, it was translated in Windows, executed and then the results were translated back into Linux.  While this worked, it was relatively slow and caused some compatibility issues. WSL2 was…

How Energy Company’s Apps For Alexa or Google Home Can Save You Money on Heating and Smart Appliances

Most households try to contain the costs of energy used to power lights and appliances. Getting a great rate from Direct Energy is a step in the right direction, but you can add to these savings by incorporating the use of smart technology in your home. Create a Centralized Smart Hub for Your Appliances at Less Than $4.00 Per Year The Amazon Echo and Google Home devices provide a way to bring out the best…