April Fool’s Day Statistics – Infographic

All around the world people are playing pranks with each other on April 1st. Some people enjoy these pranks, while other get annoyed or gets angry . Check out below statistics of 2011 brought to you by lab42 about the April fool pranks. The statistics are made after a survey being conducted in USA. Read the details at below infographic and then share your comments and suggestions at below page commenting section.

Source Ref: Lab42

Alternate Way To Watch YouTube Videos Without Going To YouTube Website

We all love YouTube, but it’s getting messy day by day. By using the word messy I mean that it’s interface is getting full of clutter which includes suggestions, comments, advertisements and some other stuff. If you try to open any YouTube video, these all things makes the page loading process long and fill up the page space with unnecessary stuff, providing not a clean interface.

Alternate Way To Browse YouTube Videos Without Going To YouTube

Toogles is a website which provides you one of the best alternative ways to browse and enjoy YouTube videos. This website will give you a roller coaster kind of experience. It’s super fast (and I really mean it), with no other crappy stuff on the page, giving you are very neat and tidy video watching experience.
As soon you open the website, it will show the thumbnail preview of all the popular / trending videos on its very first page. The page loading time is very fast because Toogles pages has nothing else than the video iteself. On the left side of the page, you will find filters which you can use to browse category specific videos. You can make searches at Toogles using the search box at the Top left side of it, which will quickly bring the results from YouTube.
Clicking any video thumbnail will open it within a few seconds. Again, the page loading time is very fast because there are no comments section, no suggestions, no related videos which can delay the loading of the page. The page is as simple as it can be as shown below.
On the left side of the page, you will find details of the video under Info tab. In order to see Related videos, click the Related Tab.
You can also maximize the video in the browser itself by clicking the X icon just beside the search button.
Clicking it will open the video in a complete browser page. This is an excellent way to watch videos in the browser without acutally maximizing it on the complete screen.
If you want to watch the same video in the YouTube, just click the Title of the video and than you will be redirected to the YouTube page.
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There is nothing much to tell you about Toogles website, else than the fact that it’s really a Very Fast way to browse and watch videos from YouTube.
Visit the Toogles website and than leave your comments / feedback below.

Website: Toogles

Send Emails With Fake Email Address To Anyone Anonymously

Did you ever wish to send an email to someone you know personally, from someone else’s email ID, with the intention to prank or to be EVIL. Well guess what, I recently discovered a web service from where you can send emails to anyone with any email ID you want. You can send emails using your Boss Email ID to your co-workers, from your friends email ID to any other friend’s girlfriend etc. That sounds EVILISH isn’t it, lolz.

There are tons of websites which offers their service to send anonymous emails to anyone, but there are quite few which also allows you to use someone else’s email ID to send the emails from. The website which I found easy, simple and authentic is anonymousemail. Using this website, you can send emails to anyone with any email ID without any trouble. Not only that, it also allows you to attach files as well (if you want to).

Once an email is sent, the receiver will not be able to recognize it as a fake one, because he will only see the authentic email address of the person which you have used to send the email from. But if the person is smart enough or have some info about internet world, then he can check it out whether the email is genuine or not from the message header. But as I said, for a normal guy, it’s almost impossible to identify the fakeness of an email.

Important Note

1. Please do not use this web service for any Illegal purpose, harassment, threats or spam.
2. If the receiver replies to the email, it will neither come to you, nor the actual person whose email address you have used.
3. Don’t put any email address in the Reply To box, because if the receiver tries to reply to your email, then he can discover that it was a fake email.
4. Nothing is untraceable, so don’t do anything illegal.

How To Send Email With Fake Email Address To Anyone

Click Here to open the anonymousemail website.

I don’t think there is much explanation required to guide you through each step. It’s a pretty simple website, just fill the boxes with the required details, click I’m not a robotcheckbox, wait for few seconds, and once the green tick mark appears then click the Send button. If you want to attach a file with the email, then click the Choose file button.Once it’s sent, you can see how receiver will see that email (in below pic). At the Tosection, it’s exactly the same email address which I used to send the email, and there is no way you can consider it as a spam email (ofcourse this is just an example email, if you have used your Boss email ID, then it’s hard to identify it as a fake one).

Even if I try to reply the email, you can see the email address remains unchanged and it looks pretty genuine.

Note: As already said above, if I reply to this email, it will not be forwarded to anyone, because it was just a fake email address. Though you will say that you have used a genuine email address, but in actual, behind that genuine email address (which you used) the real identity is hidden in the message header, from where any person who has some info about how to identify spam emails can easily make out.There is also an advance mode, where you can play with some advance settings of it, but I don’t recommend anyone to use until unless you know what you are doing.

Last Thoughts

Anonymousemail is an excellent mail service for various purposes, but let me remind you once again, don’t use it for any illegal activity or else you will find yourself in a big trouble. There is always a limit in Fun, don’t ever cross it.

Give it a try to this web service and then share your comments / suggestions below.


Emails have become important part of our lives and many people take it very seriously if they forget to read any single Email because of any reason. Beside regular correspondences, people share different things in emails and it has become one of the fastest way to communicate with anyone and anytime. Because of this, hackers are targeting more innocent people than before via emails. How? Well let me tell you the story of my own.

How People Make Mistakes By Clicking Infected Links

Recently I received an email from my colleague, which was containing a URL / Link in it. The Email was from an Email ID which is of my colleague and there was nothing to worry about.


I clicked the link and guess what, since I was using my Office PC (which is behind corporate firewalls), I immediately got a warning message that the page which I am trying to open contains a Trojan (virus).
I was shocked to see that message and was thinking wonder what would happen if I was at home and using my Laptop. I then immediately called my colleague and asked her about the email which she sent. To my surprise, she said that her Yahoo account has got hacked and the hacker has sent an email to everyone in her address book (contacts) with the same link.

The moral of this story is, that even a computer geek like me can make a mistake and get trapped by hackers. These hackers are smart guys (of course) and they do invent new methods on daily bases to trap even people like me easily. This thing made me think for a while and I thought to explain in this article what each one of us should do whenever we see a link in an email.

How To Check Links / URL Before Clicking Them

Whenever you see a Link / URL in an email or anywhere, you shouldn’t click it blindly without actually verifying it. I know it may sound stupid and time consuming to verify / check each and every link in an email, but believe me, following such practice will only make you safe from the Internet Attacks (especially from Phishing). Beside having a Best Antivirus and Best Anti-spyware software installed, there are many tools (Malwarebytes, SuperAntiSpyware) which I always recommend to install on Windows whenever I talk about security of a PC.

When it comes to checking of links, WOT – Web Of Trust is an excellent browser add-on which protects your PC from Malicious websites in an Intelligent way.

But, all of us should also know the basics of the URLs / Links and learn how to protect ourselves without the use of any third party tools. Though it sounds difficult, but in actual it’s not. Let me explain you the reality of URLs / Links using some real examples, which should make it easy for you to understand and learn more about Links.

Example – 1 : Complete URL

When we see a complete URL of a website in an Email, for e.g. www.google.com, most of us clicks it, thinking that it would be safe. Behind any URL, there is a piece of CODE which makes it a clickable link. If the hacker changes the CODE, then that URL can take you on any website, regardless of the URL which you actually see in the Email. If you don’t believe me, click www.google.com and see how it will open Bing search web page.

In order to see which website is actually hidden behind such URLs, move your mouse cursor on the URL / Link (don’t click it) and the actual link will appear at the Bottom Left side of the Browser.

Example – 2 : Text Based Link

On the Websites or Emails, nowadays you will often find links which are in Text format. The text is converted into a Link by hiding the actual website URL behind it. Looking at those links you will never be able to identify which website will open after clicking it. Therefore before clicking, it’s recommended to always move mouse cursor on those Text Link (don’t click it) and the actual link will appear at the Bottom Left side of the Browser automatically.

Example -3 : Clickable Buttons

If you receive an email which looks like a genuine one and asks you to click any button to see more details, take my advice, don’t click any kind of buttons until unless you are 100% sure what you are clicking. In such emails, just move your mouse cursor on the Button (where it says click here or whatever) and after 1 or 2 seconds, the real website address will show up (as shown below).

What If The Website Itself Contains A Virus
There is a possibility, that the website link is good and you are confident enough to click the link, but the website which will open after you click, is it safe enough to browse? Take an example of the email which I gave at the beginning of the article. Since I received that email from my colleague and I was not knowing that her account has actually got hacked, I clicked the link. If I was at home, God knows what would have happened once that page opens on my Home PC. It’s a matter of seconds for such websites to download malicious stuff automatically on a PC and then you are at the mercy of the Hacker.

To avoid such thing, I will recommend to check / scan the links which you receive in emails for viruses before you click them. There are tons of websites which scans your link and advice if the website is safe enough to open / browse or not, but I find 2 of them quite useful.

Note: Before visiting below websites, open the emails which contain the link which you want to open, Right click the link and select Copy.

AVG Online Web Page Scanner

1. Open the AVG Online Web Page Scanner website and paste the copied address in the box.

2. Click the Check button to begin the scanning.

Note: If the website shows you an error message, try again by clicking at the Check button at the top of the page or simply remove the text which is written after .com in the URL / Link and then try again.

3. It will advise how safe the website really is. If it shows any kind of Threat warning message, then just avoid visiting the Website.

URL Void

1. Open the URLVoid website, paste the copied address in the box and then click Submit.

2. It will quickly scan the link (website) and will show you the result.
3. URLVoid website scans the link using many antivirus engines and if any of the engines find it suspicious, it’s then recommended not to open / visit that website.

Reality Of Fake URLs / Links In Emails Related To Adult Websites And Free Softwares

Many of us do receive Free Software and Saucy emails as well, and by Saucy I mean those emails which contain Adult / Porn / XXX links. Most of those Adult emails have Adult pictures as well, to make it more attractive, but I highly recommend everyone not to click such links especially when you receive it in your Emails. Clicking these links can redirect you to such websites which are fake or contains a virus. For example, when I clicked the link which I received in such email, it opened a Image hosting website.

People do such things in order to do the Marketing of their own blog / website. Many people send these emails with fake links, clicking it redirects you to their web pages, which will not contain anything which was related to the link. If you move your mouse cursor on such links, you may see that it contains a Short URL. (If you don’t know what are Shorted URLs, Read: What Are Shorten / Redirecting URLs – Things To Be Aware Of).

In order to hide the real identity of the website, people use Short URLs. By looking at those URLs, you will never be able to guess which website will open after clicking it. That’s why it’s necessary to know the real Website link (long URL) which is hidden behind these Shorten URLs before actually clicking on them. To do that, Right Click that Link and select Copy. Now visit any of the website which Reveals Hidden Website Links Behind Such Shorten URLs and then paste the link over there.

Once you get the hidden Long URL, copy it and then check how safe it really is on URLvoid or Avg website (as explained above).

Last Words

This is the reality of Fake Links in emails and it’s recommended not to click such links, until unless you are 100% sure what you are clicking. You never know how a malicious script can easily be installed in your PC without even your knowledge. Most of the time people get infected just because they visited Adult website or such a web pages which offer them Free Software to download. Once you open such a website, it offers their readers to download or install something in the browser, which will give access to the websites premium features. But Remember that, all those promises are fake like the website itself, all what you will get is a virus which screws your PC nicely.

What Are Function Keys – F1, F2, ….., F12 On Keyboard

Recently I accidently spilled some water on my Desktop Keyboard and while cleaning I realized, there are so many keys on Keyboard which not many people are aware of and that’s why simply ignore their presence. That’s how I came up with an idea to explain the features of those keys which not many people are aware of and are not using it.


(Pic Ref : Wikipedia)
To start with, in this article I will explain the functionality of the Function Keys (F1, F2, …., F12) which you may find in all the Desktop and Laptop Keyboards. These keys are present in the top row of your Keyboard and provide some basic but very useful features (they are like Keyboard Shortcuts). On new or advance keyboards, you will find additional functionalities which are added by the manufacturers on these function keys for e.g. Volume Up/Down/Mute etc.

Moreover, each Function Key has a standard function which it performs when you press it, but you can also perform some additional tasks if you use these keys along with CTRL / ALT / SHIFT key. In Laptops, you may perform more additional tasks using these Function keys, if you use it along with Fn key.

Anyhow, in this article I will explain what will happen when you press each of these Function keys in Windows and what other functions it can perform if you use it along with CTRL / ALT / SHIFT keys.

F1 Key

* If you press F1 key in Windows (on Desktop or anywhere in Windows Explorer), it will open a Help and Support Center window, which you can use to learn more about Windows.

* If you press F1 key while using any software, it will open a help window for that particular software.

F2 Key

* This is a very useful key, which you can use to Rename any file / folder / icon in Windows. Just select any File / Folder and then press F2 key.

F3 Key

* Using the F3 key in Windows, you can quickly open a Search Window. Using this search, you can make a search for files / folders in your PC.

In Win XP
In Win 7
* If you press F3 in a browser, then it will open a Search / Find box, using which you can search for a word on that particular page only.
Internet Explorer
F4 Key

* Pressing F4 key in Windows Explorer will open the Address Bar, from where you can quickly navigate to other Folders / Drives in Windows.

* Pressing F4 in Internet Explorer will open the Address Bar, from where you can re-visit your previously / recently opened pages. (This key doesn’t work in any other browser)
* If you hold down ALT Key and then press F4 key (ALT+F4), then it will close the active window or the complete software. Means, whatever you are working on, you can close that window immediately by pressing the ALT+F4 key. For e.g. if you have opened 3 word documents, by pressing the ALT+F4 key in Word will close the Microsoft Word program completely, including all of the three documents.

* But If you have opened 3 word documents, by pressing the CTRL+F4 key will only close that particular document which is currently active, it will not close the complete software.

* In any Web Browser, you can press CTRL+F4 key to close the currently active Tab. The same thing can be achieved by pressing the CTRL+W.

* If none of the window / software is open or you are at the Desktop, then pressing the ALT+F4 key will pop-up the Shutdown / Log Off / Restart message.

F5 Key

* Pressing the F5 key will refresh your screen. Doesn’t matter wherever you are in Windows, pressing this key will quickly refresh it.

* The best use of F5 key is when you are browsing on the Internet. Pressing the F5 key in any browser, will Reload the page. This key is especially helpful when you visit any Sports website to see the live score or to read a live commentary of a match. These websites are set to refresh automatically after every 30 seconds or 1 minute, so that you will get a new score / commentary each time it refreshes. But when thousands of people visit the same websites at a same time, then you will feel some kind of lag on those pages. F5 key helps you to refresh those pages quickly whenever you want.

* But in some cases, F5 key also doesn’t work properly and you still see old updates on those websites. In such situation, you can hold down CTRL key and then press F5 key (CTRL+F5) to forcefully refresh the page without loading the contents from the browser’s Cache, and it works most of the time.

F6 Key

* If you are at Desktop, pressing F6 key will toggle between the Desktop Icons, Taskbar Items, Status Tray Icons and Show Desktop button. Means, without using the mouse, you can open or select any of the item using F6 key.

* If you are in Windows Explorer, pressing F6 key will toggle between the Drives, Menu bar, Address bar and Side bar items. Means, without using the mouse, you can open or select any of the item using F6 key.

* If you press F6 key in any browser, it will highlight the Address bar of it. It means, you can quickly type any website address without using the mouse.

F7 Key

Pressing F7 key in Internet Explorer will enable the Caret Browsing Feature. This feature puts a movable cursor on the webpage and allows you to select the text using the Keyboard. (Quite a useless option).

F8 Key

* When you turn on PC, immediately press this key to bring these options (as shown below)

Note: You press F8 key when you want to boot Windows in Safe mode.

F9 Key

No Feature (at least not in my knowledge)

F10 Key

* Pressing F10 key in Windows Explorer and Browsers will Show / Highlight the Menu bar. The same thing can be achieve if you simply press the ALT key on Keyboard. (The F10 or ALT key works in most of the softwares).

* Select any file / folder, then hold down SHIFT key and Press F10 key (SHIFT+F10), it will open the Right Click Context Menu. It works in the same way if you click Right Click a folder with a Mouse.

Note: New keyboards even have a Right Click button on them, which you can use to perform similar function.

F11 Key

As already explained in my previous article, with the help of F11 key you can hide your browser’s Address Bar, Toolbars, Tabs and Windows Taskbar, which will give you a Full Screen view mode. (for details read : Browse Websites In Full Screen View Mode)

F12 Key

No Feature (at least not in my knowledge)

Last Words

As you can see, some of the Function Keys are quite useful (e.g. F2, F3, F5, F8 & F11), while some Function Keys offer interesting feature only when you use them along with ALT / CTRL / SHIFT key (e.g. F4, F5 and F10) and some of them do nothing or are almost useless (F6, F7, F9, F10 & F12). I tried my best to explain the functionality of these keys in Windows, if you know some other feature of these keys in Windows or in any other software, then do share with us at below page commenting section.

Try these Function Keys on your PC and then share your Comments / Feedback below.

Best Websites To Play Free Online Games

During a hectic work schedule whenever I need a break, the best thing which I love to do is to read some Interesting blogs or spend some time playing Online Games. Though most of us have Smartphones which contain games as well, but playing games online is a totally different feeling for me at least (especially on a computer). Doesn’t matter how young or old you are, once you start playing games, it just grabs your attention and makes you totally involved in it within a second. Well that’s why I avoid playing games in Office at least, because I get too much excited and then I get lots of attention from my Manager 🙂

Anyhow, I thought to share with all of you some famous / well known websites from where you can find and play good online games free of cost. I did my research well, but there are thousands of websites which offer you free online games and of course I cannot name all of them. Beside these, if you know some other interesting websites which offer a good collection of Free Online Games, then do share it at below page commenting section. Let’s make this list useful for everyone by sharing what you also know is the best.
List Of Best Websites Which Offer Free Online Games

2. TIGdb

3. Pogo

8. Zynga
10. nickmom
11. BGames
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This list will never end if I try to list down the name of many other websites which I thought are not that much important. If you think that I have missed a very interesting online gaming website which should be included in this list, then do share it below.

Visit these websites and then share your Comments / Feedback below.

How To Search And Download Torrent Files

By this time I believe that most of you would be familiar with Torrent / BitTorrent and at least know the basics as explained in the previous article. Now it’s time for action, we will see how actually you can use a BitTorrent client software to download the files (software, movies, music, books etc.). This is a quick guide for everyone to learn the basics of the BitTorrent client software, Torrent websites, how to search for good Torrent files and how to download using the BitTorrent client software.

It’s not a big science which you have to learn, after reading this article you will see how quickly you can start downloading the stuff you want without going into the advance settings. And I promise, from now onwards most of you will download hell of stuff using BitTorrent client software only. So without wasting more time, lets begin.

First Thing First — BitTorrent Client Software

Before doing anything, you need a BitTorrent client software to download Torrent files. For that purpose, there are two very famous software and you can use either of them without any worries, BitTorrent or uTorrent.

Note: I know this thing confuses most of the people. First of all BitTorrent is a method (Protocol — a set of rules and description of how to do things) which you use to download files shared by other people using a peer-to-peer (P2P) distributed file system. Secondly, there is also a software name BitTorrent which you can use to download Bittorent files, just like uTorrent software.

Now it’s upto you which software you want to you. Since uTorrent is more recognized and famous, I will also use that software for the purpose of this article.

1. Visit the uTorrent website from Here.

2. Click Get uTorrent button.


3. Click the Free Download link to begin the downloading.
4. The file size is approx. 1.2 MB and will not take much time for downloading.

5. Once the downloading is finished, click the downloaded file to begin installation.

6. During installation it will ask you to make it Auto Start (when you turn on PC) and to add an exception in the Firewall software.

7. I will recommend to Uncheck only the Start uTorrent when Windows starts up option and then click Next.

8. On the next step it will offer you some free stuff. Just Uncheck the option and click Next.

9. This step is a very tricky one, it confuses me as well. It will ask you to Install the Toolbarand it looks like without enabling the option you can’t proceed with the Installation. Just DISABLE / UNCHECK all the options and then click Next.
10. The last step will ask you to Install WinZip software, make sure you select Declineoption and then click Finish button. (Phewww.. that’s one hell of a task)
11. It will take a minute or two and immediately uTorrent main screen will popup.
12. The interface is clean and simple, but don’t click the advertisements which you will find at the top.

Second Step — Search For The File

Once you are done with the Installation, now it’s time to search for the Torrent file you are looking for. There are tons of websites from where you can download Torrent files, but the biggest problem is either the file would be corrupt, contains a virus, downloading will never finish (means it will be an incomplete file) or the file itself contains something else (means the name of the file is different than its contents – a fake file).

Because of these reasons, its recommended to download only from well known websites. In this regard, there are two websites which are very famous :

1. The Pirate Bay
2. IsoHunt

At these websites, use the search box to search for your Torrents. (like you use Google search)

You will get tons of search results, but there are few things which you have to carefully look at before downloading any Torrent file.
1. Check The File Name

Some times the file name looks similar to the one you are looking for, but in actual it could be something else. Mostly it happens when you are searching for movies, the title of the movie matches with your search result, but the movie can be in some other language or different format (CAM, HD, BRIP etc.). So, carefully read the complete torrent file name and then only download it.

2. Download Only Those Which Have High Number Of Seeders

A Seeder is someone who has a complete version of the file you want to download. If there are no seeders, you probably won’t be able to download the file. Means, lesser the Seeder, more time it will take to complete the downloading and Higher the number of Seeders, Quickly the download will be completed.

You can find the number of Seeders for each Torrent file in front of the file name. At some websites, you will find only S or SE at the column header, it means Seeders.

3. Always Read User Comments

This is the best thing if you follow and will always benefit you in order to get an authentic file. Once you find the file with high number of Seeders, then click the file name to open the page and find the user comments on it. Users are always right and you should trust them (most of the time)

4. Check The Images Of The Movie

If you are searching for a Movie, then after finding the Torrent file and reading the user comments, search for any links which can show you the snapshots of the Movie.

Download The File Using uTorrent Software

1. Once you find your Torrent file, click Download button to save the Torrent file in your computer. Torrent file is a very small file and doesn’t take any time for downloading. This Torrent file has some basic information including the details of the Tracker, who is keeping the records like who has downloaded or currently downloading the file (Read : What Is Torrent – Basic Guide to learn the basics related to Torrents).

2. Now open uTorrent software (which we installed in our computer), click File and then select Add Torrent.

3. Locate the downloaded Torrent file and then click Open.
4. It will take a few seconds break and will then show you the details of the Torrent file. From there you can then select where you want to save the file and can change its name (if you want).
5. Click OK and then the Downloading will begin immediately. (Check below picture for more detail)
6. During the downloading process, you can shutdown / restart your computer anytime without worrying about anything. Each time you turn on your computer and starts the uTorrent software, the downloading will begin automatically from the point where you left.

7. Once the downloading is finished (100% completed), you can then open the file where you have saved it locally in your computer.

Important Notes

1. When you are installing BitTorrent client software, carefully follow the steps or else you will install lot of other junks as well.

2. While you are downloading the files using BiTtorrent client software, you will find it difficult to browse on Internet or to watch videos on YouTube. Because these client software by default utilizes your full Internet speed (bandwidth) to download the files as quickly as possible. But you can make the changes in the software settings which we will see in the future article.
3. If you really have a good internet connection, then you can add and download 3 or 4 torrent files at a time. Otherwise I  will recommend to download one file at a time, because downloading more files at a time will effect the Internet speed.

4. If you continue to run BitTorrent client software after your download is completed, then other users (who are using BitTorrent client sotware) can download BitTorrent files / data from your computer (only those files which you have downloaded using BitTorrent software). By doing this your future download rate will improve because you are helping the BitTorrent community. So it means, if you share your downloads then you will be rewarded with a higher download speed and if you won’t , then your download speed will be slowed down.

5. Always run a virus scan on the downloaded files.

Last Words

These are the basic which you can follow in order to search for good Torrent files and to download them using any BitTorrent client software. There are many other things which are related to software settings and BitTorrent files which we will discuss in future article. At least now you can download whatever you want easily using BitTorrent client software.

Do you have any Interesting Tip which you want to share related to Torrents? Which Torrent websites you use to download Torrent files? Don’t forget to leave your Comments / Feedback below.


Making an account at Google, Hotmail, Skype, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and at many other online websites is fairly easy, in fact now a days almost any second website requires you to make an account at their website in order to use their services. But due to any reason if you decide to delete / deactivate your account, some websites are not so user friendly and wont have a direct method to do that. Thats why most of us simply leaves our useless accounts in an idle state and pretend that everything will be ok. However its always recommended to properly deactivate or delete your online account from any website, once you decide not to use any service from them.

AccountKiller is a website which helps you to delete / deactivate your online account from more than 500 well known websites.

Just visit the AccountKiller website, type the web service name (from which you want to deactivate / delete your account) or search the website name from the list and follow the Instructions listed over there. It also contains direct links to the main website from where you can easily delete / deactivate your account.
In order to simplify the process and for better understanding, AccountKiller has used 3 color codes to explain you the complexity of the deletion / deactivation process. At AccountKiller website, you will find that some websites are highlighted with black color, some with grey and some with white.
Websites in “white” means the process is fairly easy and requires only few clicks to delete an account from there. “Grey” means the process is neither very difficult nor so easy. But “Black” means that the process is very difficult or not possible at all.
What more interesting about this AccountKiller website is that it provides you almost complete information related to account deletion / deactivation and including removing of any third party link-ups.
Important Note
Last but not least, once you click any website / service name at the AccountKiller website, carefully read the instructions given, follow the direct links, do read Tips and also the people comments given at the bottom of the page (many times you find very interesting information at the commenting area as well)

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AccountKiller is a pretty straightforward website, which simply offers you the links to the pages which you can use to delete / deactivate your account from many online web services. Just bookmark the website and visit it when you have to do such thing.


I receive tons of emails on weekly basis, asking about windows crashing, hanging problems, blue screen errors and hard disk failure related issues. People who ask such questions are worried more about their data than Windows, because in worst cases we can re-install Windows in the PC but what about the Data / Information saved in it? Before such problem hits your PC, let us see where we can backup our data, what options do we have and what information should be backed up?.


Taking backup of your PC Intelligently is not as easy as you think. Most of the people take full backups of their computers (including all drives), which not only consumes unnecessary space on the device (where you are dumping your data) but also confuses you at the time when you need to restore it back on to your PC. However, taking the full backups will give you a piece of mind that you have the backup of everything.
My Recommendation

You just dont need to backup each and every file/folder available in your computer. There are many useless folders in your computers and are not required to be backed-up. Although External drives are cheap now a days, still its recommended to backup only important files / folders because it will also help you in the restoring process.
Basic Backup Rule / Concept

Many people don’t understand the basic concept of BACKUP. Your Data Is Not Safe If It Doesn’t Exist At Two Places. Considering that, there are two things which you should be aware of:


  1. Once you take the Backup of your files / folders, it doesn’t mean that you should delete your original files from your computer. Many people do this silly thing thinking that now since they have a backup of their data, they can delete the original files from the computer to save the disk space. WHICH IS TOTALLY WRONG


  1. The Backup files / folders should not be touched at any cost. After taking the backup, just leave the backup data and don’t use it for any purpose. I have seen many people messing with their backup data and later find them in difficult position when they need to restore the original files.

Where To Store Backup Data

  1. Buy an external hard disk which connects with your computer via USB and have almost double the space as compared to your Computer’s Hard Disk. Let say if your computer’s built-in hard disk is 500GB, then you should buy an external hard disk of 1 TB space or more.


  1. If for any reason you cannot buy an external hard disk, then take the backup of your Data on a separate partition in your computer, which although is not recommended but at least something is better than nothing. Let say you have C , D and E drives in your computer, I will then recommend to backup your crucial information on E Drive and nothing else on that drive should exist at all.


  1. You can store the backup of your Important files and folders Online as well. I will recommend to store your Documents at Google Drive, Pictures and Other stuff at Dropbox. There are few excellent online services available which stores the backup of your PCs online, I will explain you about those in my future article.

Should I Backup Individual Files Or Complete System Backup

To most of you, I will recommend to take the backup of your important files and folders individually. Why? let’s see

1. Taking the Image of the complete computer seems to be easy, but require some skills to restore it back (when required). Secondly, you need a big external hard disk to keep the complete copy of your full hard disk.

2. Taking the backup of individual files / folders is easy for everyone, because all of us know which files / folders are important for us and need a back up.

What To Backup?

Since taking the backup of Individual files / folders is easy, still you need to know the locations of other important data as well which needs to be backed up. Find below few tips which you should follow in order to take the backup intelligently and making sure that you don’t miss anything.

1. The most important folder in Windows Operating system is the User Profile folder. It contains My Documents folder, Desktop items, My Pictures, Music, Downloads, Browser favorites / bookmarks, Received files, Chrome/Firefox extensions/add-ons, Ms-Outlook saved Emails  (*.pst format), Contacts and Address Book. Beside taking the individual backup of all these folders, simply copy the whole User Profile folder and that’s it.

The location of User Profile folders in Win Xp is : C:\Documents and Settings\  and the location of User Profile folders in Win Vista and 7 is : C:\Users\ . If multiple users with different login names are using your computer, than you would be having multiple user profile folders and Its important to take the backup of all.

Note: Before taking the backup of user profile folder, I will recommend to use CCleaner or Advance System Care software in order to clean the junk files from your computer, because the Temp folder also resides inside the User Profile folder.

2. If you have installed many custom fonts in your computer, then do take the backup of Windows Font folder, which you can find it at : C:\Windows\Font

3. If you have multiple drives (C,D,E etc) and your data is scattered all over, I will recommend you to make one folder in each drive and name it as Backup or Important Files (or whatever you like). After that, put all the important / necessary files/folders of that particular drive in the folder and leave out all the other junk / unnecessary files as it is. Now whenever you have to take the backup, you can easily take it only of that particular folder, without looking at other files/folders in that drive.

4. Also make a search in your computer for these files extension and make sure that you have taken the backup of all those files as well : Pictures (JPG, GIF, BMP, PNG), Videos (AVI, MPG, 3GP, mkv etc), Audio (MP3, WAV, etc), Documents (DOC, XLS, DOCX, XLSX, PPT, etc).

5. Make sure you also have a backup of all your PC drivers, which is required when you re-install a fresh copy of Windows.

6. For Gamers, don’t forget to take the backup of all of your saved games. The location of saved game files can be found at the location where you have installed it.

What Not To Backup?

1. C:\Windows This and all of its subfolders contains the files which are required by the windows operating system to operate. It doesnt contain any of your personal files/folders.

Note: As already said above, if you have installed custom fonts in your PC, then its folder is located under Windows folder.

2. C:\Program Files This folder contains the files of those softwares / applications which are installed in your computer.

Note: Some softwares do keep the copy of databases or saved files under their own installed location folder. If that’s the case, then you need to take the backup of that software folder as well.

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Following above tips will make your backup process smooth and easy. It will also help you to easily restore your files from the backup data, incase anything goes wrong. You can do anything you want but doing the things in a correct way will help you in a long run.


Check Gmail Mails Quickly On Slow Internet Connection

Not all of us have a super fast Internet connection and because of that if you want to check your Gmail emails, the Gmail page sometimes keeps reloading like it will never open the Inbox
Or while checking your Emails, sometimes you are presented with an error message
These messages will appear when you are trying to open Gmail with a slow Internet connection or if Gmail itself has some temporary problems. In that case, I found these two alternative methods quite useful in order to check Gmail mails quickly.

1. Basic HTML view
2. Mobile View

Basic HTML View

The best method to check your mails quickly on Gmail is by using Basic HTML view. This view doesn’t have the dynamic features but fulfills all of your requirement. It’s super fast and has all the necessary things in order to work on your emails.

To check your emails using basic HTML view, just save this link somewhere on your computer or bookmark it : http://mail.google.com/mail/?ui=html

Mobile View

Another method to check your Gmail mails is by using the Mobile version of Gmail page. It’s the strip down version of Gmail, which shows you all of your emails in your Inbox in a very simple and neat view. Though you will find it little bit complicated, because you will not be able to view all of your folders and labels, but still you can read all of your emails and can also send.

To check your emails using Mobile view, just save this link somewhere on your computer or bookmark it : http://mail.google.com/mail/?ui=mobile

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Many of us are dependent on our Emails and cannot tolerate any kind of delays. But their is always a time when the situation is not in our control. Basic HTML and Mobile views are quite useful in those situations especially when your Internet connection doesn’t respond you properly. At least using these views you can quickly check your new emails and respond to them on time.

Give it a try and then leave your comments / feedback below.