I was in class today at Bellingham Technical College and heard about what Comcast is doing behind the scenes – if you mistype an url they use their “domain helper” to send you to their search page. More revenue for them. I use OpenDns for speed and as a parental control for my kids. As my teacher said today – I am paying Comcast for plumbing to the Internet, not what Comcast thinks I should see.
Here is a way to opt out – http://dns-opt-out.comcast.net
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Setup CCleaner to Automatically Run Each Night in Windows 7, Vista or XP – the How-To Geek
You might well ask – what the heck is CCleaner
? It is one of the greatest utilities for Windows systems ever. Think of it as Drano for your sluggish computer. It cleans out all the gunk and does a great job of it. I recommend you download it and install it and then automate it to run daily or weekly (see the link above)
I discovered this little trick: right click the Start button, Customize, Advanced – then you can click the radio buttons to make your Start menu items like control panel, documents, pictures show menus of their contents. Works really well for getting to a particular item buried in a folder. All the years I have worked with XP and I did not know this and I love it. This little tweak is set up on all my machines now.
This is a great link to a page and software that is a great thing for taking care of grandma’s computer.
http://alefalletti.wordpress.com/2010/0 … ifehacker/
This software will tell you what that weird process is that is sucking the life out of your machine.
I use this page for each new install – turn off all the unnecessary services.