10 Top Health Forums Online For Expert Support

November 20, 2014

From: MakeUseOf.

A strange rash on the side of your face. A scary lump on your chest. These are the kinds of everyday health concerns that people deal with, but thankfully there are places online where you can get help.
Here at MakeUseOf, we’ve offered resources for animal healthcare, websites where you can check medical symptoms, and even mobile apps that let you look up medical advice. But, what if you want to ask a medical professional about your specific health concern?
Usually, when medical concerns first crop up, they are minor. Whether it’s a skin issue, a small pain in your stomach, or a chronic cough, it isn’t always the physical ailment that is hard to tolerate — it’s the idea that it could be an early symptom of something serious. How do you know?
The answer might be as simple as visiting one of the following forums and asking a certified medical professional for their medical opinion.

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The User Profile Service failed the logon error

September 7, 2014


I have had several friends and family call me about their computers giving them a “The User Profile Service failed the logon” error and their computer will not boot up. Before we talk about how to fix this let’s take a look at what you should do before you get this error. The first thing to do is to have more than one logon name with administrator privileges. This way if you can not logon with your main one you can logon with the extra one and then fix your main one. It’s a little bit of a pain when you turn on your computer because now you will have to click on a logon name but it will make fixing it later a lot easier. And if you have kids playing on your computer you should have a 3rd logon without administrator privileges for them to use. The next thing you should do is make regular system restore points. This way you’ll be able to go back in the system to a point before the user profile became corrupted.

So, on to how to fix.
The easy way is to logon with your extra logon name and then do a system restore. If you don’t have another logon account with administrator privileges you could restart in safe mode to log on with the built-in administrator account and then do the system restore.  This is what I did to fix TJ’s computer.  After I logged on in safe mode with the built in administrator account I created a new user with admin rights.  Then I rebooted to the new user and did a system restore to a couple of days before the problem.  After I rebooted the computer it was back to where it was before the error so I re-added the new user with admin rights so it would be easier if it happens again. Which it did a couple of weeks later.

Other ways are not as easy. There is a lot of help online with this problem. You should start with a google search of The User Profile Service failed the logon

So remember, (1) have another user logon with admin rights and (2) do regular system restore points. If you don’t do it now, your computer may not be able to get to the internet to read this post later.

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13 top best free rootkit removal (anti-rootkit) programs

September 29, 2013

From http://dottech.org/
Malware is bad. No one likes malware. Rootkit is one of the worst forms of malware because rootkits hide themselves “under” or “within” the Windows operating system, making harder to detect and remove than other types of malware. Because of this, rootkit is one of the only forms of malware that has specialized removal software, known as anti-rootkit programs.

Now that doesn’t mean security suites and anti-virus programs don’t have anti-rootkit capabilities built in; in fact, most security suites and anti-virus programs do indeed have anti-rootkit protection built into them. Rather, what I mean to say is there is a special class of software out there that specialize in removal of rootkits, aka anti-rootkit programs. And we have compiled a list of nine free anti-rootkit programs for you to pick from. Enjoy!
Read more at http://dottech.org/129897/13-top-best-free-rootkit-removal-anti-rootkit-programs-windows-xp-vista-7-8/#IBdG4Je6VdbBJxVl.99

By popular demand here’s a list of sites with old pictures of Detroit

August 19, 2012

By popular demand here’s a list of sites with old pictures of Detroit (and some other places too)


HistoricDetroit.org is Detroit’s place to learn the stories behind the city’s historic places and for photographers, historians and others to share their love, images, memories and more about its landmarks. You can also find them on Facebook at facebook.com/HistoricDetroit

Detroiturbex.com the point of this site is to raise awareness of the social and economic challenges the city of Detroit faces through photography. You can also find them on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Detroiturbexcom/109210839112636. Facebook photos at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Detroiturbexcom/109210839112636?sk=photos.

Forgotten Detroit. Histories and photo essays of many of Detroit’s abandoned or demolished landmarks. You can also find them on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Forgotten-Detroit/121468454578957 Go to their links page for a lot of other sites with even more photos.

Detroit Pictures is a small site but it has a Hamtramck section.

Shorpy Historical Photo Archive History in HD is a vintage photo blog featuring thousands of high-definition images from the 1850s to 1950s. Lots of black-and-white historical streetscape and skyline photographs of major American cities from the 1900s, 1910s, 1920s and 1930s are on their Cities page. You can find the Detroit pictures here. Right now there is about 180 pictures in there. You can find more picture by searching like this for Detroit + Michigan.

A great documentary of Detroit at www.palladiumboots.com/exploration/detroit.

Yves Marchand & Romain Meffre Photography – The Ruins of Detroit. Press the < & > keys to scroll through the pictures.

picturesofdetroit.blogspot.com/. Their photo sets.

New York City Municipal Archives Online Gallery has a new gallery of over 870,000 pictures. For a peak at a few of the pictures take a look at this article.

And you can always search Google for old pictures of Detroit.

If I find any more good sites I’ll add them to this post.

Update 4-2-13: Through a generous donation from DTE, Wayne State is able to provide researchers with access to digitized copies of aerial photos of Detroit and area for the period 1949 to 1997. The collection consists of a series of low resoloution (72 dpi) and high resolution (600 dpi) pdf files. http://www.clas.wayne.edu/photos/ap_index.htm

Web could vanish for hordes of people in July, FBI warns

April 21, 2012

From CNET News

If your computer is infected with the DNSChanger virus, your summertime Internet activities will be seriously curtailed — as in buh-bye. But a special Web site can help you fix the problem.

The FBI is warning that hundreds of thousands of people could lose their Internet connections come July 9th, unless they take steps to diagnose and disinfect their computers. The problem is related to malware called DNSChanger that was first discovered way back in 2007 and that has infected millions of computers worldwide.

In simple terms, when you type a Web address into your browser, your computer contacts DNS (or Domain Name System) servers to find out the numerical Internet Protocol (IP) address of the site you’re trying to reach, and then it takes you there. DNSChanger fiddled with an infected machine’s settings and directed it to rogue servers set up by a crime ring — servers that handed out addresses to whatever sites the ring chose.

The DNSChanger Working Group (DCWG), the body set up to oversee the servers, has created a Web site to help you diagnose your machine and, if necessary, remove DNSChanger. You can check it out at www.dcwg.org. And it’s probably not a bad idea to do so sometime before, say, July 8.

Go to http://www.dns-ok.us/ for a quick check.

Read the rest at http://news.cnet.com/8301-1009_3-57418276-83/web-could-vanish-for-hordes-of-people-in-july-fbi-warns/

Finding and making Facebook Timeline cover images

March 4, 2012

Here is a list of sites to find and/or make your own new Facebook Timeline cover images.

Timeline pic

Create a Professionally Designed Facebook Timeline Banner the Easy Way A how-to using a template and Photoshop or Gimp.

2 Cool Tools To Design Amazing Facebook Cover Photos Here are two of the best online tools that will help you to design amazing cover images for your Facebook profile.

Find Cool Facebook Timeline Cover Images at FacebookProfileCovers.com which talks about using the site FacebookProfileCovers.com

Customize your Facebook Timeline Cover Photo Timeline Cover Banner is one of the easiest and most powerful free graphic tools for creating a cool and custom new Facebook Timeline cover/banner.

7 Sites to Look for Awesome Facebook Timeline Cover Images

Or you can do this Google Image Search which will search for “timeline cover photo” images that are 850 px x 315 px.

Malware Removal Guide for Windows

December 29, 2011

From Select Real Security.

This guide will help you clean your computer of malware. If you think your computer is infected with a virus or some other malicious software, you may want to use this guide. It contains instructions that, if done correctly and in order, will remove most malware infections on a Windows operating system. It highlights the tools and resources that are necessary to clean your system. Malware is a general term for any malicious software, including viruses, trojans, rootkits, spyware and adware.

Read the rest at www.selectrealsecurity.com/malware-removal-guide.

60 Open Source Replacements for Audio/Video Tools

September 16, 2011

From Datamation

Most computer users are spending much more time these days viewing and creating multimedia content. According to comScore, 85.6 percent of online Americans (178 million people) watched video online in June 2011, and they spent an average of 16.8 hours each watching those videos during the month. In addition, Nielsen reports that the number of people watching video on their smartphones and tablets has increased 41 percent since last year.

But it isn’t just video viewing that’s growing—more people are also using their PCs and mobile devices to listen to music. Earlier this year, Steve Jobs announced that 200 million people have iTunes accounts.

In keeping with this trend, the open source community has created dozens of projects to help you create, find, edit, organize and manage your audio and video files. Here are 60 of the best open source tools that can replace commercial audio/video software.

Read the rest at http://www.datamation.com/open-source/60-open-source-replacements-for-audiovideo-tools-1.html

Also see these related articles:
67 Open Source Replacements for Really Expensive Applications
63 Open Source Replacements for Popular Financial Software
60 Open Source Tools for Protecting Your Privacy
50 Must-Have Open Source Apps for Your Home Office

Or other articles on my blog for free software or at my web site http://jerry620.shorturl.com/

Google warning users of malware infection

July 23, 2011

From ZDNet.com

If you see a notification above your Google search results that your computer is infected with malware, it’s probably best to take it seriously – the search giant has identified traffic patterns consistent with infection, and it’s letting users know that they need to take action.

The malware in question routes Google traffic through a small number of proxies, according to the official blog entry. If Google’s search engine detects that you’re coming to them through these intermediaries, it’ll display a banner notification (pictured above) in hopes that you’ll fix the problem.

Read the rest at http://www.zdnet.com/blog/google/google-warning-users-of-malware-infection/3145

Probably the Best Free Security List in the World

June 15, 2011

From Gizmos Freeware Reviews

The products are almost exclusively free with some exceptions: products where there is no free alternative, good products that offer a lifelong license, and exceptional products. In some cases the links point to executables. In such cases replace [dot] with . and the link will work.





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