Friday, December 13, 2013

5 Useful free utilities that can make your computer faster.

CCleaner is a freeware system optimization, privacy and cleaning tool. It removes unused files from your system - allowing Windows to run faster and freeing up valuable hard disk space. It also cleans traces of your online activities such as your Internet history. Additionally it contains a fully featured registry cleaner and start up programs management option

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 
Can detect and remove malware that even the most well known anti-virus and anti-malware applications fail to detect. Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware monitors every process and stops malicious processes before they even start.

Autoruns (Handle with care. Experts only)
shows you what programs are configured to run during system bootup or login, and shows you the entries in the order Windows processes them. These programs include ones in your startup folder, Run, RunOnce, and other Registry keys. You can configure Autoruns to show other locations, including Explorer shell extensions, toolbars, browser helper objects, Winlogon notifications, auto-start services, and much more. Autoruns goes way beyond the MSConfig utility bundled with Windows OS

Recuva (pronounced "recover") 
is a freeware Windows utility to restore files that have been accidentally deleted from your computer. This includes files emptied from the Recycle bin as well as images and other files that have been deleted by user error from digital camera memory cards or MP3 players. It will even bring back files that have been deleted from your iPod, or by bugs, crashes and viruses!

Easeus Partition Manager
No need to format your HDD to make more space  or create new partitions

Free partition solution and disk management utility allows you to extend partition, especially for system drive, settle low disk space problem, manage disk space easily on MBR and GUID partition table (GPT) disk.

Ubuntu Server SSH and FTP setup guide

Enable Ubuntu  Desktop GUI
sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop
There are many desktop alternatives which you may install and use, like:
Gnome 3 installation: sudo apt-get install gnome-shell
KDE see Kubuntu installation: sudo apt-get install kubuntu-desktop
XFCE installation: sudo apt-get install xfce4
LXDE installation: sudo apt-get install lxde
Openbox installation: sudo apt-get install openbox
Gnome Classic a Gnome 3 desktop that looks like Gnome 2 installation: sudo apt-get install gnome-session-fallback

Local and or remote administration
Command to find the IP address of Ubuntu server

Enable SSH in Ubuntu 12.04
To get started, press Ctrl – Alt – T on your keyboard to open Terminal. When it opens, run the commands below to install SSH Server.
sudo apt-get install openssh-server

SSH  default port 22. If you wish to change the connection port, run the commands below to open the configuration file.
sudo gedit /etc/ssh/sshd_confi
Then change the port # shown to whatever you want and save the file. But remember to use the new port number every time you want to connect to your system via SSH.


Install FTP server
sudo apt-get install vsftpd

Edit vsftp configuration
            sudo nano /etc/vsftpd.conf

How to Add a User on Ubuntu 12.04
To add a new user in Ubuntu, use the adduser command, replacing the “newuser” with your preferred username.
sudo adduser newuser

As soon as you type this command, Ubuntu will automatically start the process:
Type in and confirm your password

Enter in the user’s information. This is not required, pressing enter will automatically fill in the field with the default information

Press Y (or enter) when Ubuntu asks you if the information is correct
Restart The FTP Server
Type the following command:
sudo  service vsftpd restart

Manually setup IP
Change to a static IP address:
root:/# nano /etc/network/interfaces
This takes you to the interfaces config, which you'll need to alter to reflect your IP schema. For example:
auto eth0
iface eth0 inet static

Within the nano environment, type ctrl + o to write the changes. Then press ENTER to save it to the same file name. Finally press ctrl + x to exit nano.