Tuesday, May 21, 2013

How To Repair The Hosts File In Windows Vista

The browser-hijacking software like the spywares and malwares, target the Windows host files. These malware files override the web browser settings,8 and will reroute your browser to some other locations. This can increase the chances of your system getting compromised. Windows Vista offers malware and spyware protection by default. However, it does not offer cent percent file protection from the constantly evolving software codes.
You can either get high security third-party virus protection software, or seek support from the Windows Vista help desk.


Switch on the computer that you intend to repair. Wait for the Log On screen to be displayed.
Make sure that you log in as the system administrator. It is very important to login as the administrator as host files are protected from other user accounts. So, if you want to bring any changes in the host files, log in as the user account.
Type your password and account name in the fields next to the labels Username and Password to log in.
Open your browser or select a new tab. Hit the search space with the keywords Microsoft Support Center. Check out the support centre website entries, and download the utility file that will serve your need.
Initiate the download process by clicking on the Fix It icon. Save the downloaded file into your system’s hard drive. Open the downloaded file and continue to repair the utility setup. Check in the box to acknowledge the software provider about your agreement, with the terms and conditions. Proceed to the next step of installation by clicking next. Wait for the installation process to finish. Click OK to provide administrative permissions.
Make sure that the utility repair pack finishes the repair process. If the restoration process was successful, the utility wizard will display the message This Microsoft Fix it has been processed. Click OK to exit the restoration process.
Check whether the file has been successfully restored. Launch the Notepad and click on the option File in the Tools menu and select Open from the drop down menu. Steer to the location C:\Windows\System32\Drivers\etc\. Open the Hosts file and check for the text file that reads: localhost
::1 localhost
Follow the above-mentioned steps to perform the repair work on your Windows Vista computer. For more assistance, contact Windows Vista help.

Monday, May 6, 2013

How To Transfer My Firefox Settings To A New Account

Each account on your computer has a unique Firefox profile directory with its own Firefox settings. Firefox allows its users to transfer their Firefox data including the directories and the custom Firefox settings when the users are switching to a new computer or when they want to transfer the file details to a new system. Follow the simple guidelines briefed below to transfer Mozilla Firefox settings to a new account.

Instructions to transfer Mozilla Firefox settings to a new account

·         Switch on your device and log on to the account with administrative rights.
·         Launch Mozilla Firefox browser on your device. You may either double click the Mozilla Firefox label on the desktop screen or the Mozilla Firefox plug in, plugged on to the taskbar. Alternatively, you can launch the Mozilla Firefox browser from the Start menu. For this, launch the Start menu. Click on the Windows orb placed on the bottom left corner of the start screen. From the Start pop up, select the label that reads All Programs. From the All Programs submenu, select the label that reads Mozilla Firefox.
·         Wait for the application to load. From the home page of the application select the label Help from the menu-bar placed on the top right corner of the home page. If you do not find the menu-bar, press the Alt key. The Alt key will make the hidden menu bar appear on your screen. From the menu, select the label that reads Troubleshooting Information.
·         Click the button labeled Open Containing Folder placed next to the Profile Directory on the Troubleshooting Information page.
·         Close all the open Firefox windows.
·         Navigate into the Roaming directory. To log into the navigate directory, click the up arrow button on the toolbar three times.
·         Right-click the folder labeled Mozilla in the Roaming directory page.
·         From the dropdown, select the label that reads Copy.
·         Navigate into new user account's Roaming directory or Application Data directory. Right lick the Windows Explorer search space and type “C:\Users\Example\AppData\Roaming”. Press Enter to search. Double click the account's Roaming directory or Application Data directory folder to open it.
·         Right click on the directory page. From the menu, select the paste option to transfer your Firefox profile. Alternatively, you may use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl +V to paste the folder.

Keep up with the above instructions to transfer Mozilla Firefox settings files into a new account.   For more assistance and support on the same, feel free to buzz us online or on our tech support number. Drop into our Mozilla Firefox troubleshoot blogs and forums for updates and support.

Thursday, May 2, 2013

How To Customize Outlook Web Access

If your Enterprise or Office hosts a Microsoft Exchange Server, Outlook web access feature allows you to read or send email messages, manage your contacts, address books and calendar entries online. The Outlook online access also allows the user to customize their Outlook application, including setting up out-of-office messages, junk mail filters and message signatures. Follow the simple steps below  to customize Outlook web access to suit your preferences and tastes.
Outlook settings instructions to customize Outlook web access
·         Switch on your device and log on to your administrator account.
·         Use your exchange server details, username and password to log into your Outlook Web Access website. Launch the browser application installed on your computer.
·         To open the browser application, double click the shortcut link on the desktop home screen. Alternatively, launch the same from the Start menu pop up. Click on the Start orb placed in the bottom left corner of the home screen. From the Start menu instant pop up; select the label that reads All Programs. From the All programs sub menu, select the browser application that you want to launch.
·         Move the mouse pointer and right click the address bar field. Enter your Exchange Server address into the text field, and press the Enter key to initiate the search. Alternatively, you may use the green arrow placed next to the address bar to initiate the search. If you do not know the details of your exchange server, contact your system administrator, or the individual who knows the details of the same.
·         From the exchange server window, find the label that reads Options. You will find the label placed on the far left end of the screen.
·         Select the label that reads I’m currently out of the office, to make the application display an out-of-office message. The Outlook application will automatically send this as the reply to any new message, or to the contacts that fall under this category.
·         Check the box next to the field Filter Junk E-Mail to enable the junk mail filtering feature on your Outlook Web Access mailbox.
For more on customizing Outlook web access, drop into our Outlook settings blogs and open discussion forums. For further assistance, ping us online, or on our toll free 24/7 helpline number.