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How to Do an Instant Site Search with a Keyword in Firefox

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Mozilla Firefox lets you trigger bookmarks with a custom keyword in the address bar. With this feature and a custom bookmarklet, you can quickly search a site using Google, Bing, or DuckDuckGo. Here’s how.

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Source: https://www.howtogeek.com/722801/how-to-do-an-instant-site-search-with-a-keyword-in-firefox/
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The Article Was Written/Published By: Benj Edwards

Should You Disable “Antimalware Service Executable” Process in Windows?

should-you-disable-antimalware-service-e If your computer is sluggish, you may notice the antimalware service executable, or MsMpEng.exe, process in Task Manager hogging your resources. While you can disable it, it’s a good idea to understand the purpose of this process and how disabling it may affect the security of your PC. What Is Antimalware Service Executable? As the name implies, the antimalware service executable helps to defend your computer against malware and other virus threats. It appears in Task Manager as MsMpEng.exe and is the background process for the built-in Microsoft Defender antivirus tool. Microsoft Defender was formerly known as… Read more14459584.gif

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The Article Was Written/Published By: Crystal Crowder

What Is a “Command and Control Server” for Malware?

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Whether it’s data breaches at Facebook or global ransomware attacks, cybercrime is a big problem. Malware and ransomware are increasingly being used by bad actors to exploit people’s machines without their knowledge for a variety of reasons.

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Source: https://www.howtogeek.com/726136/what-is-a-command-and-control-server-for-malware/
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The Article Was Written/Published By: John Bogna

Researchers checked bugs into the Linux kernel to see if they’d get noticed. The bugs got through. Their uni got banned.

Researchers at the University of Minnesota checked deliberately bugulent code to the Linux kernel [PDF] to demonstrate how a malicious actor might slip past the open-source review process. They were successful, but at what cost: the extraordinarily hostile and impersonal research humiliated volunteers in person and the Linux Foundation in toto. — Read the rest

Source: https://boingboing.net/2021/05/03/researchers-checked-bugs-into-the-linux-kernel-to-see-if-theyd-get-noticed-the-bugs-got-through-their-uni-got-banned.html?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=researchers-checked-bugs-into-the-linux-kernel-to-see-if-theyd-get-noticed-the-bugs-got-through-their-uni-got-banned
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The Article Was Written/Published By: Rob Beschizza

What VRAM Is and How to Increase It

vram-film-roll.png Modern computing requires high power from devices. Regardless of whether you’re working on a YouTube edit or watching a movie on your smartphone, your video memory needs to be high. Your Video Random Access Memory (VRAM) gives you the ability to stream, view, and work on video. In this post, we discuss what VRAM is and why you’d want to increase it. To finish off, we show you how to increase your VRAM and the times where you won’t be able to do this. What VRAM Is (Why You’d Want to Increase It) As noted,… Read more14449486.gif

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The Article Was Written/Published By: Tom Rankin

Toyota built an internal combustion engine that sips hydrogen, and it sounds awesome

Japanese auto giant Toyota is working on a new-age hydrogen vehicle. When the words Toyota and Hydrogen are in the same sentence, the hydrogen-powered Toyota Mirai comes to mind. Still, the Mirai is a hydrogen-electric car or FCEV (fuel-cell electric vehicle). It uses hydrogen fuel to convert electricity and power an onboard electric motor. This time, Toyota came up with … Continue reading

Source: https://www.slashgear.com/toyota-built-an-internal-combustion-engine-that-sips-hydrogen-and-it-sounds-awesome-30671055/
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The Article Was Written/Published By: Alvin Reyes

How to Read a REG File and Check If It’s Safe

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On Windows, a .reg file contains a list of changes to the Windows Registry. These files are a quick way to make simple changes—but they can also be dangerous. Here’s how to see what a REG file does before you run it.

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Source: https://www.howtogeek.com/724600/how-to-read-a-reg-file-and-check-if-its-safe/
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The Article Was Written/Published By: Chris Hoffman

How to Factory Reset Your Windows 10 PC Using Command Prompt

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If your Windows 10 PC is running slow or acting abnormally, or if you just want to sell it, you’ll want to perform a factory reset. Here’s how to use Command Prompt to factory reset your computer.

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Source: https://www.howtogeek.com/722827/how-to-factory-reset-your-windows-10-pc-using-command-prompt/
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The Article Was Written/Published By: Marshall Gunnell

How to Download and Install Multiple Apps Quickly on Mac

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While setting up a new Mac, you’ll want to download all your favorite apps, but it can be a tedious process. Thanks to a free service called Macapps.link, it’s easy to automatically download and install many apps at once. Here’s how.

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Source: https://www.howtogeek.com/720910/how-to-download-and-install-multiple-apps-quickly-on-mac/
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The Article Was Written/Published By: Khamosh Pathak

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