Monday, January 20, 2014

How To Create A Backup Of Outlook Address Book

The major email clients from Microsoft, Outlook and Outlook Express have many features loaded in them. These features have helped them to be listed among the top email clients in the world. While you can find Outlook with Microsoft’s Office Suite program, Outlook Express is available as a default email client in Microsoft operating systems like Windows XP.
Both Outlook and Outlook Express have an address book in it. You can save your contacts and addresses in it, which you can view even if you are offline. Another advantage of saving the addresses in the address book is that you can take a backup of it at any point of time. In this post, we will help you to take a backup of Outlook address book. You have two options available to take the backup. Either backing up from the registry of your computer or exporting the Address book from the email program.

Backup from Registry
  • Open the Start menu by clicking the Windows logo on your desktop.
  • Choose the option Run, which you will find in the right pane of the Start menu.
  • In the Run window, enter regedit and click OK.
  • The above step will open the Registry Editor window. 
  • In the Registry Editor window, go to the location HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\WAB\WAB4\Wab File Name.
  • When you find the address book file, right click on it and choose the option Copy.
  • Go to another location in your computer and right click. 
  • Select the option Paste and this will create a backup of the address book in your computer. 
From Outlook program
  • Select the option Start and go to All Programs.
  • Choose Microsoft Office and select Microsoft Outlook.
  • Once the program comes up, press the keys Ctrl + Shift + B together.
  • The above step will open the window for Address Book: Contacts. 
  • Select the option File and then Export.
  • Choose Address Book WAB. 
  • Select a location to save the file in your computer. 
You may follow any of the above methods to backup Outlook address book file. Keep in mind that Outlook Address book is regularly updated as and when you add a new contact to it. Therefore, it is advised that you repeat the backup process regularly. If you have any queries regarding the above mentioned steps, you may contact Outlook support center or our technical support team.

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Procedure To Remove WhiteSmoke Virus

Viruses are probably the most annoying creations of sadistic minds. They’re purely intended to create problems and irritate people. A virus is actually an executable malware. When you accidently click on it or when the virus is executed through one of many available means, it generally shows a tendency to replicate by inserting copies of itself. The copies can probably be present as modified versions. These copies then spread into other computer programs, data files, or even the boot sector of your hard disk.

WhiteSmoke virus is one such annoying virus that has been created to PC users all around the world.

Actually, it is quite similar to or related to WhiteSmoke translator, which is a presented as translation software enabling you to take any text, from any text-based application. Then this text is automatically translated into a destination language. Though it might be highly capable of returning high quality translations, it has also been reported to install Trojans on the victim's computer, and cause annoying redirections to unwanted websites. This is probably not the only unwanted activity of this ostensibly harmless software. After installing it, you may see that a WhiteSmoke toolbar has made an unsolicited entry in your PC.

How is WhiteSmoke virus infecting your PC?

There are many websites which are legitimate, that do the work of promoting WhiteSmoke translator. The problem here is that most of them do not know that WhiteSmoke virus is present along with the WhiteSmoke translator, bundled with the freeware. Once this virus gets inside your computer system, then it starts its annoying activities immediately. There are various icons like are named as Improve Your PC. When you click on this icon, they redirect users to questionable websites having been found to promote other malicious applications. Apart from that, WhiteSmoke virus replaces user's default start page to WhiteSmoke in Internet Explorer, and then it manipulates search results and cause various pop up advertisements to appear. That is the reason why many security experts have started to list this software as 'Potentially Unwanted and Undesirable'. Here are some instructions for WhiteSmoke toolbar removal.

WhiteSmoke toolbar removal procedure

For uninstalling WhiteSmoke toolbar manually, you can take the following steps.

For Internet Explorer

You need to open IE.
Go to Internet Options.
After that, you need to choose Programs and click on Extensions.

Mozilla Firefox

You need to launch the Firefox browser.
After that, go to Add-ons menu, for deleting the WhiteSmoke virus.

Follow this procedure through and you’ll be able to discard the WhiteSmoke toolbar without any problems.

Monday, January 6, 2014

Touch Interface Not Good For Computers

While developing the Windows 8 operating system, Microsoft has made a big bet that the introduction of touch capabilities to personal computers will surely help to revive an industry that was being eaten away by tablet PCs and smartphones. The Creative Strategies president Tim Bajarin said that his research has revealed that making touch an important part of the personal computers was a big strategic issue on the part of Microsoft. This decision has resulted in many Windows 8 problems.

The reason is that computer users are very much used to using the mouse and keyboard and they see no advantage in touching the screen to get the work done. The touch interface makes sense for smaller portable devices like tablets and smartphones but does not make much sense for personal computers with larger displays that already have track pads or mouse.

Bajarin said, “While adding touch input to screens is not a bad thing, people being able to adapt quickly to touch as a primary form of user interface input on larger PCs does not happen overnight.” “Early on, Apple’s scientists studied the kinesiology of arm movements in relationship to keyboards and mice, and concluded that implementing any gestures into the user interface worked best through a trackpad. The company also determined that picking the hand up from the keyboard area and moving it to touch the screen was unnatural, and factored that into the final decision to add gestures to the Magic Trackpad instead,” he added.

There are numerous Windows 8 problems, which have made Microsoft to do a reroll on its latest experiment. Most of the issues with the Windows 8 operating system have been due to a poor hands-on experience or just because the tile interface does not fit the existing definition of how a PC should work. The huge number of user complaints and comments has made the Microsoft team to do a bit of rebranding. The plan for the Windows 8 OS was that the this single operating system would be equally used on home PCs, tablets, flip and fold hybrids, non-touch laptops, and anything in between. However, the operating system did not serve the cause as Microsoft expected.

Another issue was the missing Start button. Many of the users were not satisfied with the touch interface and the missing Start button, which made Microsoft to reintroduce the Start button with the Windows 8.1 update. If you would like to know more on the problems with the Windows 8 OS, you can visit the Microsoft support center.