How To Enable Avast Active Scan Protection

Late last night, while trying to tweak the hard drive partitioning on my notebook, I turned off Avast’s On-Access Scanner, the  program’s active scan protections against viruses, malware, and hack attempts.  Turning it back on turned out to be a much harder task than anticipated and it took me a while to figure it out.  However, let me first give you the answer for those who are looking for the quick answer.

This is what you need to do:

Try a repair of Avast = Start/Control Panel/Add Remove Programs/ Select Avast /Change Remove/ scroll down to repair and select Repair.
You must be online for repair to work/ Reboot
You could also check if your OS is windows XP that the Avast Services are running

My little quest to find the solution

Starting the Avast program did not do the trick.  Once the Avast program started, there were no options to restart, or turn back on, the active-scan protection.  Searching for how to restart it proved not so easy as well.

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Robotic Future a Reality, Today?

Image Borrowed from DailyGalaxy.com
Image Borrowed from DailyGalaxy.com

We have all seen movies like The Matrix, Star Wars, I Robot, and Short Circuit that feature robots that can think and feel like humans or having robotic arms and legs.  These movies generally go in the Sci-Fi categories, but should they?

We used to think these were things that were going to happen in the future, but it is already happening.

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PC Security Tips – Best Computer Protection Software Against Viruses, Malware, & Hack Attempts

I am going to share a little secret with you: how to completely secure & protect your pc and do it for free.

In this post, I will cover pc security & protection software that you can use to protect your computer from viruses, trojans, keyloggers, spyware, malware, and even hack attempts.  All of these software programs are often considered the best in their class.  And best of all, they are all completely FREE.

So, if you ever had any issue with viruses, trojans, spyware/malware programs or if you never want to have computer protection issues again, this PC security & protection post on best software tips is just for you.

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The Most BS SPAM to Ever Appear in My Yahoo Messenger

This is just plain BS.  It should be illegal to send SPAM like this.  Most SPAM’s I can just ignore without even giving it a second thought…. Why the (*&# would someone send me a SPAM that said something like this?

highlyregardedsalmon: Hey, I know this is weird, but I don’t know who else to turn to.  I’m thinking about. . .you know. . .ending it all.  Can we talk?

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My Sidebar Widgets Disappeared from My WordPress Blog – How To Fix It

Just this morning, I noticed that my sidebar had disappeared from my WordPress blog.  My research yielded solutions that were, in my mind, not the easiest for most people to understand and easily follow.  As such, I thought I would write something that is very easy to follow for vast majority of us bloggers who are not programmers or web designers.  The solution turns out is very easy.   And, hopefully this post will save you a couple of minutes or half an hour or so.

Sidebar widgets not visible
Sidebar widgets not visible

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Move over, Quicken & MS Money! There is a New Best (free) Personal Finance Software in Town

Mint - Personal Finance Software
Mint - Personal Finance Software

While browsing Business Week, I ran across what I now think as the best personal finance software.  It actually is an online money management tool.  The product is great: it is easy to use and has all the necessary functionality.  And, the best thing is that it is FREE. Continue reading Move over, Quicken & MS Money! There is a New Best (free) Personal Finance Software in Town