By: Nikhil Malankar
I was just going to write the code for Trojan virus but then found out that there was already a code for Trojan Virus on Computersight.com. So, I decided to explain the working and removal of the code from the computer to help the better half of the world. The code for Trojan Space Eater Program can be found on:
Now, let’s see how it works.
The main purpose of this code is to ‘Eat Space’ and makes the hard disk virtually impossible to fill in more data. It follows 5 simple steps.
- Searches for the root drive where your copy of Windows is installed
- Goes to the folder ‘C:\Windows\System32\’
- Creates a file ‘spceshot.dll’ in that folder
- Fills that file with junk till your disk is full
- After your disk is full it stops the process
That’s it. It works on the above 5 steps and the removal of the code is also damn easy!
Removing the defects:
As I said that the program works in 5 steps and so the solution of the problem also lies in those 5 steps itself.
It is easy. Just have a look at these 5 steps and your computer will be free of this ‘so-called’ Trojan Space Eater.
- Go to ‘C:\Windows\System32\’ or in Run type %systemroot%\system32
- Search for the file ‘spceshot.dll’
- Delete that file!
But someone who does not know about this will keep on banging his head on his computer! 😀
And then he has no option other than to format his computer.
Hope this helped!
By: Nikhil Malankar
The Internet has defeated the SOPA and PIPA but do you know about something known as the ACTA? Well, in case you don’t know, ACTA stands for ‘Anti-Counterfieting Trade Agreement’. Let us take a look on what it is about and how it is misused by the Government to curtail our freedom of speech and expression.
What is ACTA about?
The ACTA is about protecting Trademark companies and intellectual properties. For example, you cannot start a company with the registered name of ‘Google Inc.’ or the likes. This offers a healthy protection of copyrights and provides a legally safe environment for both small and large corporations by protecting their trademarks. It is supposed to protect products against selling fake copies of branded products. For example, you cannot sell a Cola under the registered name of ‘Coca Cola’ or, say, ‘Pepsi’ because that damages the reputation of the respective companies. ACTA is supposed to protect patents and support artists to churn out high quality content. So, whats the problem? Its actually a great law. If you think about it this way then think again..
The Problem With ACTA:
Alrighty, sure ACTA is a great act for protecting copyrighted content and patents. But what will happen when the ACTA will be imposed on the Internet? Before giving the answer let me define counterfieting from the Oxford English Dictionary. Counterfieting is defined as the fraudulent imitation of something else. And when the ACTA will be imposed on the Internet you won’t be able to download files. Well, when you download a file you just download the exact copy of the original. In fact the file you downloaded is exactly the same and you have not stolen the original copy. The original copy is intact. Let me give you a more simple example. If you go to a computer class and learn some basics of computing. Now you want to share your knowledge with, say, your brother or sister. Now you are sharing your understanding of the knowledge gained from the classes with your siblings for free. But the twist here is that you are a criminal in terms of the ACTA. Since you just shared the information
that you learned from the computer classes. And also the ACTA criminalises your siblings for taking the knowledge from you.
But then this surely will help artists, right? WRONG!
An artiste will gain recognition for his/her work only when people watch them. If the act is imposed on the Internet then you would never be able to download movies for free.
Social networking sites like Twitter and the likes and the video sharing giant YouTube will be the ones that will get most affected by ACTA since you would not be able to share your thoughts or upload a video expressing your views and stuff.
Its totally wrong!
Nowadays we use the Internet for almost everything. After ACTA you won’t be able to share photos, post status updates, upload/download videos. In short, the Internet will become a vast Wild West wherein you won’t be able to do anything. Sites like Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and even the Big G(Google) will have to shut down for the same reasons mentioned above. It violates freedom of speech and freedom of expression. If I don’t like, say ‘X’ Politician, then I have the full right to express my views on the same. The ACTA or no other act has the right to curb that.
Here is a prime example of how the author of SOPA Mr. Lamar Smith himself has violated his own act:
So, a personal request from GeneticWriters to all its readers: Please Google ‘ACTA’ and spread awareness among your friends to protest against this shit act which will snatch away our freedom of speech and expression.
By: Nikhil Malankar
One of the greatest innovations of all time is undoubtedly the computer and because of the same many further things were made possible. Right from knowing how the child in the mother’s womb is to the launch of a satellite. Nowadays everything is done on the computer. The computer has advanced a lot since it was first invented. At first it was a big idiot box. Then after that because of semiconducting devices it was possible to have smaller computers. Due to further advancements the size went on decreasing whereas the capabilities went on increasing. (Moore’s Law) And now finally! The desktop is approaching its death! Let’s see how!
Ok. So, as I mentioned earlier that because of semiconductors the size of the computer went on decreasing. The size went on decreasing and a new innovation known as the ‘Laptop’ was introduced. The laptop is classified into 2 main categories. First being notebooks and second net books. Net books are cheap laptops but nowadays they are also becoming a rage for business class people who need a handy book to carry their business with ease. For more updated information let me tell you that these ‘net books’ will soon be getting replaced by something called ‘ultra books’ which would be having the same mobility of net books but with more processing power. The laptops offer everything to everyone. There are gaming laptops, business laptops and also useless time pass laptops! And the biggest advantage is that laptop does not require more space unlike the desktop. Plus a battery charge of 6 hours can make the laptop work for 10 hours or more depending on the assurance given by the company.
Recently the launch of tablet PCs have further contributed to the desktop’s death. The Apple iPad, Blackberry Playbook, Samsung Galaxy Note, Samsung Galaxy Tab and many others are no less than a computer (with a small space of 32 GB or 64 GB but that’s fine!). The real innovation was the iPad but due to its big dimensions it became inconvenient to carry it. The solution to this was Samsung Galaxy Tab which had smaller dimensions and more power. But if the Apple iPad would not have been launched then maybe we would have never known what a tablet is and we would have stuck to medical science for the same 😀 .
And after the launch of tablets we got these amazing range of smart phones with 1GHz processing power like the Xperia series, Samsung Galaxy S II and many more. Plus the Windows-Nokia phone Lumia 800 was a new cocktail of technologies. These smart phones offer a wide variety of features including business features like Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and updates on the go. Social networking experience is also awesome. With all this and much more to come, I think that the Desktop is slowly but steadily breathing its last.
Maybe after some years or even months nobody will use the desktop on a large scale and everyone will work on laptops and tablets. The desktop will be popular only with the people who like to relax and sit at home or only at large corporations. The geek community will always be on the desktop as they love it a lot! Also gamers will prefer desktops over laptops and tablets. But the bitter truth is that the desktop is approaching its death.
Oh and yeah Happy New Year folks! 🙂
By: Nikhil Malankar
We all use the internet for various purposes. We use it for buying, selling, interacting with friends, chatting, playing online games and many more. Almost 100% of internet users have an email id. While signing up on any site we find it boring to fill in all the details. Sometimes we don’t even care to have a secure password on our account. This is a very dangerous situation and anyone can hack your account merely by knowing your username and guessing the password. Yes! One can easily hack your account by guessing the password if you have not selected a secure one. Let us have a look at some safety tips and the most common passwords used by users over the internet and also how to keep a secure password.
Some safety tips:
Well, to start with let me give you some safety tips. Never disclose your password to any website you don’t have sufficient information about. This will enhance the chances of your account getting hacked. Nowadays hacking is not just for fun but has turned into a profession. We, today, have full-time hackers who are ready to steal money from your bank account and turn you into a full-time beggar. Sounds funny but it is true. Never ever disclose your password to anyone. Anyone actually includes anyone including your closest friend, your mom, your father, girlfriend, sister, brother, relatives, etc. You never know who will betray you and will turn your online image into the most bizarre one! So, it is very essential to keep your password to yourself. Always remember to keep a different password on each site. This is very important in case that someone finds out password of one of your email account he/she can actually hack each and every account on other sites if you have the same password on every account. Now, the most common problem is that some of us are unable to recall so many passwords, isn’t it? So, you can do one thing that is you can save a list of your password on a word document and then store that word document in a folder. Then find a program online which password locks your folders. After this password lock the folder in which you have stored your list of passwords. Thus, your passwords are now safe. You should also have a good anti-spyware on your computer. Anti-virus and anti-spyware are two different things. Anti-virus removes harmful viruses from your computer while anti-spyware removes spywares which spy on your computer, adwares which repeatedly disturb you by showing ads. So, it is necessary to have both anti-spyware and anti-virus on your computer. Take a note of all these safety tips while on the internet.
Most common passwords used over the internet:
This list shows how careless some of us are about choosing our passwords. Take a look at the list of the most commonly used password on the internet and if you find your password in the list then change it. The list goes as follows:
4) Your name: Example: John, Trevor, Michael, etc.
5) Your birth date
6) Your telephone or mobile number
So, if you find your password among these then please change it. These are the most insecure passwords and anyone can hack your account merely by guessing it if you have such a password.
How to choose a secure password:
You should take a note of the above passwords and should be creative about your passwords. Your passwords show how creative and secure you are. Use a different password for every website you have an account on. Always keep in mind that if you choose a password which is insecure then you will have to face the consequences in the future. Internet security is the most important security in today’s world. Today, you have internet robbers who are ready to make your life a living hell. So, never compromise on choosing a password.
So next time you make a new account on any website please take a note of this post and then choose a secure password. Please do comment and let me know your views on the same.