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Fix Windows 10 right click loading problem [solved]

Recently I got a new gaming laptop ASUS FX504 for review. As soon as it booted, my first action was right-click, and it showed me the loading symbol on the pointer which never disappeared. Basically, the desktop screen froze, but the taskbar was working. Does that mean that a gaming laptop hardware can’t handle a simple right click? Well, the answer is obviously no as this is a software issue. So today we will see how to fix Windows 10 right click loading problem. This issue occurs mostly in Windows 10 with some faulty third-party services.

How to Fix Windows 10 right click loading problem?

Windows 10 can still have some issues based on the compatibility with other software. To fix this, I tried disabling startup apps and that didn’t work for me.

The problem:

The exact problem is, whenever I right click on the desktop, it keeps loading. After a few minutes, it shows me the right click options. This causes the desktop and the icons to freeze. So today we will fix windows 10 right click freezing problem.

This solution worked for pretty well, and it should for you too. If your right click is not working properly then this solution will help you too.

Solution:

  1. Download a software called as ShellExView for Windows 10 based on your OS. If you don’t know whether your OS is 32 bit or 64 bit, just right click on “This PC” and click properties.
    ShellExView 32-bit
    ShellExView 64-bit
  2. Unzip the zip file to a folder. You will find the application ShellExView, just right-click on it and choose “Run as Administrator”. Press yes on the next prompt.
    Fix Windows 10 right click loading problem
  3. Click on options -> Filter by extensions.
    Fix Windows 10 right click loading problem
  4. Select only the “context menu” option from the list and press ok.
    Fix Windows 10 right click loading problem
  5. You will see a list of services with a pink background. Those are the third-party services that might cause the issue.
  6. Disable all the third party services by clicking on them and selecting the red dot option.
    Fix Windows 10 right click loading problem
  7. After you are done, go to options and choose restart explorer option. This is a mandatory step or the changes won’t reflect. Or else you can just simply restart the PC/Laptop too.
  8. This will solve the issue.

For me, the only service that was causing the issue was “NVIDIA CPL Context menu extension“. For you, it might be different. You can find that out by disabling one pink service at a time and restarting explorer each time. I hope this solves the issue of right-click freezing on windows 10. If the trick to fix Windows 10 right click loading problem worked for you then do share it with people in need. For any doubts please comment in the section below.

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ASUS Vivobook S14 S406UA full review

ASUS has quite a good line up of laptops with the new series of Vivobook series. One such model ASUS Vivobook S14 S406UA which has balanced features. It is pretty lightweight when compared to normal laptops. Let us check out ASUS Vivobook S14 S406UA full review and find out if its worth the money or not. The model which I received had the i5 processor in it. I used this laptop for roughly around 10-12 days for light gaming, heavy work, watching movies etc.

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ASUS Vivobook S14 S406UA full review:

Design – 7.5/10

The laptop has a brushed aluminum finish plastic body to keep the weight to a minimum. I would not say that this is the best premium design I have ever seen, but it doesn’t look that bad too. The plastic quality is decent enough for the chassis. I am not a fan of the brushed design which is present on the top. Though the matte around the keyboard and the dotted print near the keys looks good. Overall the thickness of the laptop reduces as you go from the top(battery) to bottom(touchpad). There is a slot-like space between hinge bar and laptop base. If you look closely, you will find air vents for cooling. The vent is also present at the bottom and I felt that most of the air escapes from the bottom which might get hot if you keep the machine on the lap. The vent placing could have been improved to avoid heating issues at the bottom. It can be unbearable if it comes in contact with skin or while you are wearing a thin clothing. The touchpad is placed at the center just below the keyboard. It is large enough to operate the laptop properly. Keys are well spaced too and the typing experience was good. The laptop weighs just 1.2 kg and is highly convenient to carry at all times. Overall the design of the laptop is decent enough.

Display – 9/10

Display

When you open the lid you will see that the display has thin bezels on the sides, bit thick on the top and the max on the bottom. The bottom part feels quite thick considering the other sides. As soon as you boot the laptop, you will see that the display is very crisp and clear. ASUS Vivobook S14 S406UA comes with an FHD(1920×1080) 14-inch LED-backlit display. It has an anti-glare coating on the display which does work in sunlight to avoid too much light reflections. The viewing angles on the display are good and the display is bright enough to make it work outdoors. One of the major issues with the display lid is that it wobbles while you keep the machine on the lap by opening it to for more than 90 degrees and start typing. This issue is with the hinge design may be. And the other small factor is the large bezel at the bottom which could have been avoided by making the laptop form factor even small. But that is something you can work with. Overall if we only speak about display then it is pretty good.

Connectivity – 8.5/10

This laptop has pretty much everything if ports are concerned. ASUS Vivobook S14 S406UA has a USB 2.0 port, USB 3.1 type A port, USB type C 3.1 port, micro-HDMI, micro SD card slot, and a 3.5 mm audio jack. It does not have a LAN port given the thickness of the laptop. It has inbuilt Wifi and Bluetooth 4.0 support. The options given for connectivity are sufficient for any normal usage.

Performance – 9/10

ASUS Vivobook is a laptop which is meant for powerful multitasking work and not for gaming as it doesn’t come with a dedicated graphics card from Nvidia or AMD. In terms of processor, it comes in three variants – i3-7100U, i5-8250U, & i7-8550U. I had the i5 processor version which is a quad-core system having a base clock speed of 1.8 GHz and can go up to 3.4 GHz at peak. The machine has 8GB DDR4 RAM and 256/512 GB of SSD storage. Because of the SSD, the performance is quite good along with the operating system boot speed. I tried playing music along with many tabs of Google chrome opened up simultaneously which worked smoothly. It comes with Intel HD/UHD 620 integrated graphics which will help in day to day applications and not particularly meant for heavy gaming. Though I managed to run GTA San Andreas and some other low-graphics game pretty easily. I would say you can try out a few games on this laptop. I had no complaints regarding the laptop performance as such, the only issue was with the heating vents present on the bottom which can get heated up and irritate sometimes. As for the OS, it came with Windows 10 home 64-bit out of the box which worked pretty great.

Below are the results from Geekbench 4 – CPU and Compute Benchmark.

Speaking about the keyboard, the keys are spread out as there is no dedicated numpad. The travel distance is around 1.4mm which gives quite nice typing experience. I enjoyed typing on this chiclet keyboard even at night as it comes with backlit keys which surely does help. The touchpad comes with a fingerprint sensor to unlock the laptop, which works pretty good too. Apart from that, the laptop has an HD 720p webcam for video calling.

Sound – 8/10

ASUS Vivobook S406UA Speaker Grill

ASUS Vivobook S14 S406UA comes with 2W stereo speakers from Harman Kardon along with microphone support. The speakers are placed at the bottom, which is a bad place. If you use it on a flat surface like a desk, then the sound output is maximum. But in case you keep it on lap or bed or on a pillow, the sound will get suppressed. The sound quality is amazing and is very crystal clear. Though I felt that the audio level could have been better to match with something like Macbook. Overall the audio experience for movies and games was decent.

Battery – 8.5/10

ASUS Vivobook S406U rear/bottom

ASUS Vivobook S14 S406UA has a 2 cell 39 Wh battery which lasts for about 6 hrs with normal work usage and 4 hrs with music+power usage. The laptop battery will survive based on your usage. I would say that the battery life is decent and considering that it charges quickly – 60% in 1 hr approx. The power adapter is square in shape and pretty compact to easily carry it along with the laptop.

The laptop is priced at around 46,500 INR for the i3 model, 51,000 INR for the i5 version, and 71,000 INR for the i7 model on Amazon. The machine has 2 years of warranty and is available in Grey and Gold color options.

Verdict

The new ASUS Vivobook S14 S406UA is a laptop that is lightweight, good on performance, has an excellent display and a decent battery life. It is not meant for hardcore gamers but for someone looking to carry it around for multitasking, requiring good performance or to watch movies its a good choice.

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Rapoo K2600 Wireless Touch Keyboard review

The reason why iMac looks clean to use is because of the wireless keyboard and mouse. Most of us will agree that the accessories that comes with a PC/laptop should be wireless as it is convenient to use and looks neat. Rapoo K2600 is a wireless touch keyboard which solves our purpose for a Windows PC. Though I personally like a mouse for high precision use, K2600 is something I needed to get my hands on. So let us check out Rapoo K2600 Wireless Touch Keyboard review. This opinion is being published after using the K2600 Wireless touch keyboard for 1 month.

Rapoo K2600 Wireless Touch Keyboard review:

Design:

The Rapoo K2600 has a good design with proper spacing between the keys. There is a dedicated key for left click present on the top left corner of the keyboard. There is no separate numpad on the Rapoo K2600. Instead you get a touchpad in place of the numpad on the extreme right. The size of the touchpad is decent to operate any laptop with ease. There are no physical left, right click button present on the touchpad. They are just touch based and you don’t need to press the touchpad like a physical butoon like in normal laptops. This again may take a while to adjust with. On the top-left corner one also has some quick-access shortcut keys like search, reload/refresh, settings, lock and power off. Below that is the usual set of keys with numbers, alphabets, and special keys. There is a dedicated Windows key too. This just shows that the keyboard was made to use with mostly Windows operating system. The top part is a bit thick to maintain better position while typing and has the space for batteries and USB receiver(from the back). The receiver is quite small in size and the keyboard is light-weight in case you decide to use it over your lap. Overall the design of keyboard is all matte and looks quite decent to operate with.

Usage:

Using Rapoo K2600 was a bit different experience for me as I shifted from the latest Macbook Pro with butterfly keyboard which has very less key travel. In Rapoo K2600 the key travel was nice and therefore I was kind of enjoying typing on the keyboard just like the good old days. The voice of keys pressing was kind of flat and not too loud. Ofcouse it depends on the force that you apply while typing. Due to the matte finish, there were no sign of smudges while typing with a bit of sticky or dirty hands. The feel of the keys pressed was nice with the key texture. The keys are spaced properly, but they wobble a bit because of which you might press the neighboring key by mistake. It might take time to get used to this keyboard, if you want to retain your writing speed if compared to your regular keyboard. But after a while the typing experience was good. Speaking about the touchpad, I would rate it around 7.7 out of 10. It would have been 8 or 8.2, but as I come from using a Mac keyboard the expectations might be a little higher on my end. What I liked was the proper use of gestures in Windows 10 while using Rapoo K2600 which makes Windows a great OS for multi-tasking. The absence of physical button for left and right click does take a while to adjust with. As I told earlier, if you can manage using the right hand for touchpad and simultaneously the left one to control special left click button on top left, the usage might speed up. The touch was nice, but I managed to accidentally single tap the touchpad many times while moving the cursor which should not have been the case. They might need to give an update to sort this issue out. This was the only problem which bugged me till the end, rest all I got accustomed with during regular usage. You are reading: Rapoo K2600 Wireless Touch Keyboard review One of the shocking thing was that this keyboard didn’t work properly with Mac. I really would have hoped that they launched some kind of driver for Mac too making it universal for all the operating systems. Though on Windows it did work properly without any issue. The link to driver is broken, but seems like I didn’t require any. It would have helped if they had put a tutorial for Windows touchpad gestures. The price of Rapoo K2600 is around 2200-2400 INR on Amazon.

Verdict:

For people who want Rapoo K2600 to be used on a Windows machine, it can be a good choice. Though it might take sometime for you to get the usual typing speed without errors. The only thing that bugged me was the accidental left click with touchpad while moving cursor around. It didn’t happen too often, but not to less to just ignore it without mentioning. Apart from that the design and typing experience was great with Rapoo K2600. Hoped you liked Rapoo K2600 Wireless Touch Keyboard review. If you have any questions please mention them in the comment section below. I would be happy to help with any queries.  
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How to Reset Windows 10 Password if Password is lost?

No wonder you must have come across the situation when you suddenly lose your Windows computers password once in your life. We all do come across this situation, especially when a particular account is not used for a while or you have not saved your password somewhere from where you can check out the forgotten password. But no worries, the help is at your desk. The article here would provide few simple methods which would not only help you Reset Windows Password without the password, but would also save a lot of your valuable time.

Continue reading to know the methods in details.

Method #1: Reset Windows 10   Password using OphCrack

Ophcrack is a powerful and well-known old password recovery tool available on the internet market. Instead of resetting the password it actually recovers the lost password. Simply go through the steps listed below to know the method in detail:

Step 1. Download the program file from its official website and burn the ISO image files into the bootable USB or CD/DVD.

Step 2. Now insert your bootable disk into your locked computer and boot from it.

Step 3. The program file will be loaded on the home screen. Choose “Ophcrack Graphic Mode-Automatic” and hit “Enter”.

Step 4. Since Ophcrack uses brute force mechanism to retrieve your password, so it might take several hours before it can actually recover your forgotten password, so kindly be patient. Once the password is recovered, it will be shown on the display screen.

CONS:

  • It is an outdated software and cannot crack strong passwords.
  • It does not work with Windows 8 and 10. 

Method #2: Reset Windows 10 Login Password with TunesBro WinGeeker

Tuensbro WinGeeker Ultimate is one of the powerful and genuine Windows Password Reset tool which can actually reset your Windows 10 login or admin password by manipulating the registry keys responsible for the password protection. As a result, it does not re-install the operating system and no data is lost during the process.

Characteristics of TunesBro WinGeekerUltimate:

  • It supports all Windows OS that are Vista/ XP/ 10 / 8/ 10.
  • It supports both USB or CD/DVD as bootable disks.
  • It is compatible with all types of hard disks.
  • No special technical knowledge is needed.
  • No additional ISO burning tool is required.
  • No network connection is required.
  • Lifetime upgrade facilities are available.
  • 24×10 technical support is available.

Pre-requisites to use TunesBro WinGeeker :

  • The TunesBro WinGeeker  Program file.
  • A spare working computer.
  • A bootable disk with at least 512 MB storage capacity.

Manual to use TunesBro WinGeeker Ultimate

Step 1. Download the program from its official website and install it properly on a separate computer.

Step 2. Launch it with admin privileges, and make sure you purchase it to make it full version

Step 3. Insert your bootable disk into the computer and select “USB or CD/DVD” as the media type and click on “Burn USB”.

Step 4. Click “Ok” upon receiving a notification “Burning Successfully!”.

Step 5. Eject the USB stick and re-insert it into the locked computer and boot from it. Go to the BIOS utility settings and set the bootable disk as the priority disk to load the program files into the locked computer.

Step 6. Once the files are loaded click on “Reset Password” and “Reboot” buttons one after another to finish the process.

The system would automatically reboot but it would not ask you any password when it turns on denoting that the password inquiry has been bypassed.

Method #3: Reset Windows 10  Password using Command Prompt

Command prompt has always been helpful when difficult tasks are at stake. Here also we would use the command line interpreter tool to reset your Windows password if forgotten. Read the contents to know the method in elaboration:

Step 1. Firstly insert your Windows operating system disk and reboot it.

Step 2. Once the login screen appears, tap the Shift key 5 times in a row to enable the command prompt screen.

Step 3. Type the following command line to reset your computer password –

NET USER ADMINISTRATOR “123456”

Replace 123456 with any password of your choice and change ADMINISTRATOR to your computer username.

Step 4. Press enter to execute the command and your password will be successfully saved.

Restart your PC and use the new password to access your PC.

CONS :

  • Not a 100% working method in some cases
  • Execution of the wrong command can cause data corruption 

Conclusion:

Forgetting your password to your account is a very common issue nowadays so if you have forgotten one, there is no need to panic at all. Simply follow the methods mentioned in this article. They are very simple to use so you can easily pull off the job even if you are a beginner. But make sure once you get an entry to your locked out computer, set a new password and note down the password to a safer place from where you can retrieve again and again in case of emergency.

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4 Ways to Reset Your Windows 7 Password without Re-installing System

Things being what they are, you overlooked your Windows 7 secret word? Hello, it happens. Should make extremely entangled passwords so they’re hard to figure yet at times we make them so confused that we overlook them ourselves. 

Fortunately, there are a few approaches to discover a Windows 7 secret word that you overlooked. If there are other individuals that have accounts on your PC, one of them might be setup with executive level get to. Since those with manager benefits can deal with the passwords of the considerable number of clients in Windows 7, this individual would have the capacity to change your Windows 7 secret word for you from inside his or her record. 

Part 1. Attempt to Guess the Windows 7 Password You Forgot 

Try not to snicker! You’d be shocked how frequently this function. Before we bounce into some cutting-edge secret word recuperation strategy, make instructed surmises in the matter of what your Windows 7 watchword may have been. Since most passwords, even profoundly convoluted ones, are frequently propelled by the spots, individuals and things in our own and expert lives, you may have the capacity to goad your memory with a little exertion. 

Could your Windows 7 secret key have had anything to do with: 

1. a most loved nourishment? 

2. your home or office address? 

3. as much of the time dialed phone number? 

4. something from your adolescence? 

5. a most loved number or set of numbers? 

6. your name? 

7. the name of a companion, relative, or pet? 

8. a friend or family member’s birthday? 

9. a mix of any of the above? 

Trust it or not, there’s an approach to reset your Windows 7 secret word with only the devices and programming you as of now have available to you. This is a clever little trap that anybody can pull off. The most noticeably bad you’ll need to do is boot from a circle or glimmer drive and utilize Command Prompt a couple of times. 

Perceive How to Reset a Windows 7 Password for an entire instructional exercise. Considering the way that you likely don’t generally have a secret word reset plate or a moment executive on you PC, and you presumably as of now have a cerebral pain attempting to recall what you set your watchword as, this trap will be the answer for the clear majority of you 

Part 2. Reset Windows 7 Password with iSeePassword Windows Password Recovery Pro 

iSeePassword Windows Password Recovery is an utilitarian utility utilized for recuperating your lost Windows 7 secret word and include new client. It was developed by iSeepassword company. With this product, you can break your framework login secret word rapidly and effortlessly with a few snaps, regardless of which form your Windows 7 operational framework is. With it, you can: 

Key features: iSeePassword Windows Password Recovery

* Remove Windows 7 secret word without information misfortune. 

* Add new record to Windows 7 without logon. 

* Reset Windows secret word for all Windows 7 PCs including desktop and tablet.

* Work Perfectly with CD/DVD and USB Flash Drive/Pen Drive 

* Upheld OS: Windows 2000/2003/2008/2012/2016/XP/Vista/Win7/Win8/Win10(32 bit and 64 bit) 

* Any issues about Windows 7 secret word recuperation programming can be explained auspicious and professionally. 

Steps on How to Reset Windows 7 Login Password with iSeePassword Windows Password Recovery Pro

Step 1. First of all, you need to download and install the iSeePassword Windows Password Recovery pro on another working computer. Then insert a blank CD or a USB flash drive with a capacity of at least 1GB into your computer, it will take seconds to burn a USB or DVD password reset disk.

Step 2. Insert the bootable CD or USB flash drive you just burned into your your locked computer, then turn on or reboot your computer. And set your computer BIOS to let the computer boot from USB drive or DVD. Then once the program loaded, it will detect all accounts in your computer, just select the one you need and click Reset password button.

After resetting password, reboot your computer, then this time, you can directly enter your Windows system without typing password. If users didn’t clear the steps here, of course you can go to the office site to learn how to bypass Windows 7/8/10 password.

Part 3. Using a different User to Reset Your Windows 7 Password

You can use any administrator user to reset a password for other users (even other directors). First, you should make sure your user is the administrator. Therefore click on start -> type “CMD” -> right click on CMD and press “a” on your keyboard. This will try to run the program as an administrator. If the Windows opened up a new Window with “yes” or “no” options, click on “yes”. If you were denied access to this task, please follow the second option.

Now type the following:

· “Net user”: Shows you the list of users.

· “Net user [targeted username] *”: This command will allow you to change the targeted username password. Remember that the capitalization of the usernames matter. Also do not, include the brackets.

· Now type your password. Remember everything you type will be inputted but nothing is visible. Do not worry about it.

· Retype password and then you are done. You can login into the targeted user with new password.

Part 4. Hack Your Windows 7 Account with a Password Recovery Program 

If you’ve taken a stab at speculating, there are no different clients on your PC, the last trap didn’t work for reasons unknown, and you are certain you don’t have a Windows 7 watchword reset plate lying around, at that point it’s an ideal opportunity to take a stab at something more confounded. 

Windows watchword recuperation programs are programming apparatuses intended to recoup or reset/erase your Windows 7 secret word. They can in some cases be hard to utilize however if you genuinely have overlooked your Windows 7 watchword and you can likewise take after some straightforward headings, there’s a fantastic possibility that one of these projects will get you once again into Windows. 

Still Can’t Find Your Windows 7 Password? 

On the off chance that you’ve taken a stab at everything above, and that overlooked Windows 7 watchword is away for good, at that point you should play out a clean introduce of Windows 7 – a procedure which will wipe everything on your PC. It’s extraordinary and clearly dangerous yet in the event that you need your PC back, you’ll have to consider this choice.

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Norton Security Premium: Is it worth it?

Security software are used by people to protect their devices from the various malicious threats out there in the digital world. The threats come in different forms like virus, worms, trojans, rats, ransomware etc. These malicious files can affect your system in different ways. Some of the programs like the virus can actually corrupt your files and make the system crash. Others like trojans, rats can actually give access of your system to the intruders. Some new type of threats like ransomware will actually lock down all your data and ask for ransom(money) to unlock the data. But everybody is living in with this assumption that nobody will target their system or harm their data. So people are just waiting for the attacks to happen. And then when their systems actually are affected, they are ready to pay to recover their files or system which may or may not be possible. So it is better to stay protected. One such very famous company that is Norton has a program called Norton Security which can work across all your devices. So today we are reviewing Norton Security Premium to find out if it is worth buying.

Also Read: Norton Security Solution – All in one subscription

In the past, people considered security programs of Norton to be very effective but at the same time to be resource hungry too. Their antivirus programs actually slowed down the system in the past. As these programs establish their own layer of security on the operating system level, it may slow down the system. But now this is not the case anymore. Norton security is now a light-weight program that can actually work in the background without letting you know. I am not saying it is not eating up any resources, but the consumption is quite low. They don’t have different products for different types of devices. It all comes up bundled in one license depending on the devices you want to use let it be laptop, PC, smartphone, tablet etc. The product that we are reviewing today is Norton Security Premium which is the topmost and has every feature. Though I will also tell you about their other plans so you can choose wisely according to your needs. First let us start off with the basic requirements needed to install Norton Security.

Requirements:

Operating System:

  • Windows XP SP3 and above (Edge Browser not supported)
  • Mac OS X current version and previous two versions (Some premiere features not supported)
  • Android 4.0.3 or above. Google play must be installed
  • iPhone iOS 8 & later

So these are the basic operating system requirements to install Norton Security. It will work across all your devices depending on the package you choose. You can download the free 30-days trial from this link – Norton Security

After installing the software in your PC, the first window you will see is of Security. It includes Scans, LiveUpdate, scan history and advanced settings. In the Scans menu you can perform actions like quick scan, full scan, custom scan, determining which files to scan, uncovering hard to find problem, and check information about your device.

 

The LiveUpdate option is to update the software from Norton servers. The history has all the logs of update, scans, and any detection that happened during the scan reports. There are many options in advanced settings like Auto-Protect, SONAR(Symantec Online Network for Advanced Response), Smart Firewall, Intrusion Prevention, Email Protection, Identity Safe, Browser Protection, Safe Surfing, and Download Intelligence. The SONAR protection actually detects the behavior of applications running on your machine to detect suspicious actions and take proper measures. The next item on the list is Identity and has everything to do with your online security. The first option is the identity safe which is a vault to store your passwords, form data, notes and credit/debit card details safely. So this can also be used directly in the browser when the vault is open. You need to install browser extension for that. ID settings include Anti-phishing, Norton Safe web, blocking malicious page, site rating icon in search result, and scam insight. Apart from that it also has option to create strong passwords online that will help you to secure your online accounts.

Apart from being an Antivirus program, Norton Security Premium also offers you up to 25 GB of cloud space for storing important backups. In this option you can run backup, or restore one. You can also form backup sets and buy more storage if you wish to.

You are Reading: Norton Security Premium: Is it worth it?

The next option is the performance tab which has everything to do with the performance of your machine. The first option is to optimize your disk and defragment it to help speed it up. So if you have an old laptop, then you probably must run this optimize feature and experience the difference in booting times, search times etc. Next option is to do file cleanup which basically deletes all unnecessary temporary files that are taking up space on your disk. Startup Manager is the third option on the list. This will open up a list of programs that launch once you boot in your operating system. Too many startup programs may lead to longer boot time. So you can manually disable the programs which you don’t require on startup. The last option is the graph of the performance and the resource usage by the system and Norton based on the time. It will give you a rough idea of the programs that are using the resources too much.

 

Apart from all this, you have option to open up the Norton Web portal where you can manage all your devices at one place. They also have a Family Premiere feature where in you can keep an eye out for your kids activity on the internet and you can restrict the time too. So Norton Security provides an all in one solution in an all in one pack. Other packs apart from Premium are the Standard and Deluxe packs. Below is a comparison table based on the features and number of devices each pack supports.

The price for the standard, deluxe and premium is Rs. 849, Rs. 1,399 and Rs. 2,999 for the first year. As of for the mobile and other devices, Norton Security App provides some features like Anti-Theft, locking other apps, and scans for the suspicious permissions taken by various apps. It also trace backs the location to which the data is sent to, which is a very cool feature. So if there are some apps that don’t require some sensitive information like location then Norton will inform you.

Verdict:

Overall Norton Security does offer a whole lot of features both online and offline. Almost all the new latest threats are covered by Norton including ransomware which is the latest trending of all. I had no issues using the software and the interface is quite simple with a light-weight security package. If we compare it with other security programs, Norton comes on the higher budget end. Though it is one of the most renowned security company. So it all depends on how much you want to spend on the security. If you have some seriously important data to protect then no compromises on the security end. But if you are a normal user with not much data then you can go for some cheaper alternatives. So I hope now you know the answer to the question if Norton Security is worth buying or not. Though I believe that Security is just a myth, and no solution is foolproof. You can always take necessary measures to ensure maximum protection and avoid attacks as much as possible. But when it is your turn, then nobody can save you except the backup which is kept offline locked up somewhere safe. Post all your doubts and queries in the comment section below.

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How to recover data from formatted hard drive?

Keeping all your data offline is one of the best things to do when security is the concern. But offline data has location access restriction. Plus if the only copy of data gets corrupted or deleted then you are in some serious trouble. Many times it may happen that your most trusted personal machine might fail you. Because of some reason the data might get deleted or corrupted. Accidentally you may format the whole hard drive or a single partition. In such case, the data is not really gone. So today we will see how to recover data from formatted hard drive using EaseUS Data recovery wizard software. Before that let us understand a few basic.

What happens when you format hard drive?

Now this seems like a crazy thought that someone would actually format his/her hard drive accidentally. But trust me, for people doing some real experiments like dual booting, they might end up with formatted hard drive or a partition. I once deleted a partition accidentally and they didn’t even ask for confirmation before deleting every inch of data. So when you actually delete partition or format hard drive, the data is present but the address pointer is removed. So we cannot see the data. Unless and until you replace the old data with new one, hard drive recovery is very much possible. You can use various tools and software but in this tutorial we will use  EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard which is a free software and works great.

Quick tip: As soon as you lose some data, don’t paste any data in the same location. There is a chance that you might replace the old data making it unrecoverable. 

How to recover data from formatted hard drive?

  1.  Download data recovery software free from this link. EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard is available for free.
  2. Next install the software depending on the operating system you have – windows or mac.
  3. The steps to install it are pretty much simple and won’t take much time.
  4.  After successfully installing the software, launch EaseUS data recovery wizard.
  5. When you first open the software, you will find a screen asking you to choose a location to recover data from.
    How to recover data from formatted hard drive?
  6. If you have formatted the whole hard drive, then connect it to some other PC and install the software in that PC.
  7. You can recover data from formatted partition or USB drives or SD cards too.
  8. After choosing the location of data to search in, click ‘Scan’.
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  9. Depending on the size of partition it will take some time. After scan is complete, results will be shown with files that can be recovered.
  10. If the results are according to what you were expecting then you can go ahead and recover the data.
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  11. Remember one thing that the destination of recovery files should be different from where it was lost. If you recover the data in the same location then you might overwrite the remaining lost data and create a big mess.
  12. Many times you may not get expected results with quick scan. So this time you can use the ‘Deep Scan’ option to search in depth. This will surely take much more time than quick scan.
  13. Deep scan will actually perform good and recover almost all your data. The time is worth the wait.
  14. After that remember to press recover and choose different location to recover files.

So in this way you can recover data from formatted hard drive. If the process of scanning took much time then you can save the results and recover everything any other time. But it is not wise to wait too much to recover the lost data.

Features of EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard:

  • Easy Installation
  • Recover data from multiple sources hard drive, USB drives, memory card, digital devices etc
  • Recovering is possible even if the files were formatted, accidentally deleted, hard drive failed, system crashed, virus attack, partition loss etc
  • Support for Windows and Mac
  • Import export scan results to recover data later
  • Bootable media with Pro+ WinPE version

EaseUS Data recovery wizard has a very clean interface and the software knows what it is mean to do. It has one main goal of recovering which it does very well. Though the deep scan took some time but worked great. You can always go for paid version if you want to recover unlimited data. So this is how to recover data from formatted hard drive. If you have any doubts then post them in the comment section below.

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Should you upgrade to Windows 10 or not?

Windows 10 is currently the latest operating system from Microsoft. The major change that it brought back was the start menu which was missed by many people. There are some other benefits of upgrading to Windows 10. Along with the benefits comes certain issues that you may face after upgrading to Windows 10. So I have included this infographic, which covers all the points that will help you in understanding things in a much better way. These all things will help you to take the decision, should you upgrade to Windows 10 or not.

First thing it starts with are the reasons you should upgrade to Windows 10. Then it mentions certain problems that you might face after upgrading to Windows 10 which can be totally avoided if you know them before. And lastly it ends with certain hidden features of Windows 10.

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I hope that this helped you to know most of the major things you should know about upgrading to Windows 10. Regarding the problems that are stated above, you can always take the backup to avoid data loss. And if you want to have more space in C drive, you can go ahead and delete Windows.old folder if those things are not needed. Personally, I recommend you to use Windows 10 as the UI and everything looks modern and easy to use. If you want to use a previous version then I suggest that Windows 7 as it is quite stable but Microsoft has pulled the support off. If you have any doubts please mention them in the comment section below.

Source: EaseUS

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How to recover lost deleted data ?

In this digital age, most of us use computers to store our most crucial information. But computers are also not foolproof to data loss. Sometimes we may accidentally lose some important data due to some reasons like formatting, partition loss, or improper operation. Though the data once deleted can be recovered till it’s not replaced by any new data. So today we will learn how to recover data using EaseUS free data recovery software. Before that let’s understand what happens when you delete the data.

What happens when you delete data?

Data copied to your hard drive is allotted some specific space and a pointer that points towards the address of the data. This pointer helps computer keep a track on the location of the file on the whole hard drive. Whenever we delete some data (even from recycle bin), the pointer of the data is removed and we cannot see the data on our hard drive. Though all the files are still present on our hard drive. Now we can use some data recovery software like EaseUS data recovery to recover the lost data.

How to recover lost deleted data?

  • First download the free data recovery software according to the operating system installed.
  • Now install the software on your computer.
  • Choose the type of lost data like graphics, audio, document, video, email or other.
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  • Scan the specific location or the whole computer for the lost data. You can also recover data from pen drive or memory cards.
  • Once you start the scan, you will see the data that was found. After the scan has completed, you can recover your data.
  • Just remember one thing, the new found data should be recovered in a different location than the previous location in which it was present.
  • You can also use deep scan option to optimize your search and find very old files. Deep scan will take more time than normal scan depending on the storage size.

Limitations of data recovery

Once you start pasting new data in your hard drive, the old data gets overwritten which makes the recovery process a bit difficult. Data which gets overwritten many times becomes almost impossible to recover using normal software.

So if any of your data gets deleted, do not paste any new data in the same location. If you have any doubts please post them in the comment section below.