Category Archives: Windows Vista

A review of Norton Internet Security 2010

n-2010-nis-img-USI still remember there was one time that Norton Anti Virus had became the most favorite anti-virus software among computer users, with high detection rate and fast performance. It was during 2002 if not mistaken when I am still using Windows 98 as my primary operating system. As time goes on, with the advent of many different new companies (Kaspersky, Eset etc.) for computer protection software, it doesn’t seems that Norton have it’s own protection software improved, but it is getting bulkier and bulkier, and of course, it is always blamed for the slowed-down computer performance. It was the time that I totally give up with Norton products and whenever my friend asking for my opinion for AV software, I’d tell them to say no to Norton’s. 

How to remove MSN/Windows Live Messenger virus?


Is your friend telling you that you keep sending them links (website, image links etc.) that contain viruses? Or you accidentally clicked the virus link sent by your friend and afraid your MSN Messenger/Windows Live Messenger has been infected by the virus? Uninstalling of the software doesn’t seems to solve the problem?

Don’t worry. You doesn’t require to format your whole computer in order to kill the viruses. There are several free software out there is available for you to kill those nasty viruses for you.

eve_signCodeMaster MSN Virus Cleaner


MSN Virus Removal Software

Both software work well under Windows XP and Vista. Both should be working on Windows 7 as well (not tested thoroughly though). Hope they are able to help you in removing the nasty MSN/WLM viruses. And a piece of advise, don’t click on the links or similar if the links look suspicious to you. Always check with the sender whether the link was sent intentionally.

Cannot access to Microsoft and any anti-virus website. How to solve?


I had one client that keep complaining that his computer is very slow, plus it cannot access any Microsoft or anti-virus website. A quick search on the internet suggested that his computer has already been infected by a virus called Conficker, once a very serious virus in computer network, and of course still infecting numerous of computer around the world.  My previous experience with Conficker virus seems to be a little bit different, with registry editor and folder option in Windows disabled by the virus. But it doesn’t seems to be the case for my client computer. Of course, ideally, formatting the computer will be the best solution, since the computer has been badly infected (I am pretty sure it is not only the conficker viruses inside), as the anti-virus software installed was disabled by the virus as well. But he insist that the computer is best not to get formatted, as it has some very important networking and printer sharing. So to make him happy, I try to solve the viruses instead of doing a clean install of Windows.

Left 4 Dead 2 demo is out for public!

Left 4 Dead 2 Retail Box Cover

Just few days after the Left 4 Dead 2 demo released to those had pre-ordered it, the demo is finally released to public to download and play.

About the game

The Left 4 Dead 2 demo features gameplay taken from “The Parish” campaign, set in the New Orleans French Quarter. Playable by 1 to 4 players over local or Internet connections, the demo features new melee weapons and all the new boss infected zombies included in the full product.

Minimum requirement

Supported OS: Windows® 7 / Vista / Vista64 / XP

Processor: Pentium 4 3.0GHz

Memory: 1 GB for XP / 2GB for Vista

Graphics: DirectX 9 compatible video card with 128 MB, Shader model 2.0. ATI X800, NVidia 6600 or better

Hard Drive: At least 7.5 GB of free space

Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c compatible sound card

Download Link

Please be aware that you need to have Valve Steam application installed to download and install the demo. It takes around 3GB+ hard disk space after installation.

Editor’s note

Left 4 Dead was one of my favourite game to play with my friend during gaming time. It really needs a lot of co-operation from all players in order to survive from all the zombies’ attacks. However, it easily get bored as it doesn’t have much weapons to choose (although sometimes less weapon choice is more challenging), and it only has a few special zombie characters. I had downloaded and played it for first round, which consist only two levels in one chapter. First impression for me is it is like almost the same as L4D, but it has better graphic and it is brighter of course (the demo stage is set in evening time if not mistaken). Weapons has more choice and melee weapons are finally available in L4D2. More special zombies, such as charger, jockey and some other which I can’t remember their name at the moment, with all the legend zombies from L4D. Overall it seems to me L4D2 is just merely an upgrade for L4D as the engine used is the same I presumed, but I shall give my own review after a few rounds more with it. If you can’t wait to try, go ahead and download and install it. Enjoy!