Sunday, March 24, 2013

How to Remove Googleupdate.exe completely

remove googleupdate.exe

Most of us use at least one Google software. Be it Google chrome, Gtalk, Google Earth or other.

Yes they are awesome, but it is annoying  to see ‘googleupdate.exe’ whenever  we check Task Manager.

When all other software gets updated in 5-10 minutes, Why Google needs to update all the time?

If you read security articles frequently, some Android(google supported) Apps reported to Upload privacy data via updates

And if you end it, it will again come and irritate you.


How to remove googleupdate.exe completely?

Well you have to take lot of pain to remove it completely. Follow these steps:

1) Block at Firewall

Go to:  Control Panel -> Windows Firewall -> Exception tab
Uncheck ‘googleupdate’  from there if present

2) Block at Task Schedular

Go to: Control Panel -> Schedule Tasks (win xp)
          Control Panel -> System and Security -> Task scheduler (win 7)

Find ‘GoogleUpdateTaskUser’ kind of entry -> Delete it 
Scheduled task
Task Schedular

(if it comes again after reboot, then disable it)

3) End process in Task Manager

Alt+ctrl+Del -> Task Manager -> ‘Process’ tab -> Right click on ‘googleupdate.exe’ -> End processes

Task manager
Task Manager


4) Stop its service

Run -> type ‘Services.msc’ -> Double click ‘googleupdate’ -> select ‘Disabled’ in start up type

5) Remove ‘googleupdate.exe’ completely

Open ‘Run’ type following paths :
%userprofile%\local settings\application data\google\
c:\Program Files\Google\

Open ‘Update’ folder -> delete ‘googleupdate.exe’ from there (can delete everything there)

Go back to 'google' folder -> right click ->properties -> Security tab -> edit
In the new ‘Permission and Update’ window
Select a user -> in Permission section, check ‘Deny’ in Full control
Repeat this for each users(must have Administrator rights) -> Apply -> OK



6) Remove from start up

Run->msconfig->Startup tab
Uncheck ‘Googleupdate’ from there


apply -> ok -> restart


After restart, Check 'Don't show...' thing in the window that will come after start up and click OK.


This will surely remove Googleupdate.exe and do all the changes to prevent it from coming.

still after reboot, check these two paths in registry:

(These part is used by Windows to auto run processes on startup)

(Run->Regedit-> go to specified path by expanding each parent 'Entry name')

if you find the Google Update value, simply delete that one, and the process won't be started again on next Windows reboot.

Does this article helped you removing googleupdate.exe ?

Tell us through comments.

Surf freely !!
:) :)

Friday, March 22, 2013

Skip Youtube video to start at specific time & Embed timestamp to Blogger

Youtube has become part and parcel of our life.
-We watch videos 
-send links through mails and chats
-embed video links in Blogs and websites
-share on social media.

Many a times initial part are useless  and we wish viewers to start at specific time, we say, wish I find same video but it should start skipping initial parts, say skip 1 minute 24 seconds and then start the link.

Here is a simple solution for you, It is called YouTube Time stamping. 


- Copy the URL of your YouTube video
- Paste it in Notepad
- at end of the URL, add #t=XXmYYs (Where XX represents minutes and YY represents seconds, the time at which you wish the video to start).

Ex. - Let us choose a link :      (original link)

I wish it to start at 1 min 14 seconds, so I added #t=01m14s at the end.

Done!! Now Copy and Paste this link 
- in address bar of your browser, 
- share by email or chat,

it will start at the time you wish it to..Now, YouTube will start at your wish!!

You can Even use this trick in many ways: 
-Give your friends Shock( they'll keep thinking how you did it )
-impress someone !!

Coll.. isn't it!!

Now for the Friends, who wish to use Timestamp to their blog or sites. 

How to Embed video with time stamp in Blogger ?
- take time in seconds(in the example, 1 min 14 sec is 74 seconds)
- change the embedding code as:
- Look for your link in the html code, add &start=XXXX at end of the link before " (XXXX-time in seconds, in the example, &start=74 )

 Ex. : Lets see,original html code part(Blogger) :

<object width="320" height="266" class="BLOGGER-youtube-video" classid="clsid:D27CDB6E-AE6D-11cf-96B8-444553540000" codebase=",0,40,0" data-thumbnail-src=""><param name="movie" value="" /><param name="bgcolor" value="#FFFFFF" /><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true" /><embed width="320" height="266"  src="" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowfullscreen="true"></embed></object>

Initially it was difficult for me as no exact link was present in the html code.

What I did, I looked for link with g7_mOdi3O5E and ended up on these two lines :



Then Modified them to get the final html code as :

<object width="320" height="266" class="BLOGGER-youtube-video" classid="clsid:D27CDB6E-AE6D-11cf-96B8-444553540000" codebase=",0,40,0" data-thumbnail-src=""><param name="movie" value="" /><param name="bgcolor" value="#FFFFFF" /><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true" /><embed width="320" height="266"  src="" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowfullscreen="true"></embed></object>

Here is the Video:

Tell me how much do you like this?

Happy Surfing.. Enjoy!!
:) :)

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

How to Prevent from virus - Learn safe habits

"Prevention is Better than cure"

PC with Virus
Imagining the world without Computer is impossible and so is 'A virus free world'!
If we have to live in the same world then why not Learn and Prepare ourselves so as to Prevent Virus infection as long as we can.

'Antivirus' is the word must be coming in your mind by now.
Okay.. Let me Divide this computer world in Three Categories: 

I.   Computers having No Antivirus
II.  Computers having Good Antivirus
III. Computers having Antivirus & Virus (living together happily)

You might be thinking Second Category must be virus free.

As per I see it,even a Mid-Low level Virus can enter and infect all the three Categories if the User handling them are unaware of Safe habits.

Safe System = Secure computer+(security)Informed user

Who is (security)Informed user ?
-User who Learn and practice safe habits to use computer.
-Keeps updating his knowledge time to time

Safe Habits - to prevent virus

- Have a Good Updated Antivirus installed
   Some Good Free Antiviruses:
          - 'Microsoft Security Essentials' if you have Genuine Windows else
          - 'AVG' or 'Avast' (free versions)
- Update your Window Regularly
- Keep Pop up Blocker ON
- Have a File catching Download Manager installed(idm, orbit downloader) and set it to catch all virus extensions
(unsafe websites download virus in your PC in back-end)  
- Prohibit going to illegal website (including keygen, torrent) even if you do, scan everything you get.
- scan everything you get from outside world before using whether you downloaded it, email attachment, from LAN network, External drives
- Using external drives(pendrive, memory card, external HDD) safely:
  - Always close the AutoPlay window which comes after inserting:
  - Don't double click it from My computer also
  - Open it either from address bar or explore(my computer-right click drive-explore)
  - Always keep 'show hidden files' ON while using External drives.
  - Don't click anything suspicious, NEVER click shortcut or .exe extension you don't know about
  - In each of your drive(local, pendrive, MMC, HDD)
     - Make a New folder->name it as ' Autorun.inf ' 
     - Open command prompt-> go to your drive-> type this code:
       attrib +r +s +h Autorun.inf
I will try to keep updating you here, If you have any doubt or query regarding above, Feel free to ask.

Tell me how much you like it.
Any suggestion to improve is always welcome!!

Happy Safe Computing!!

:) :)             

Monday, March 18, 2013

How to Shutdown PC Automatically

Many a times, we feel need of something that can shutdown our PC after sometime, say after 30 minutes.

-while continuing any download, it needs to go outside, then even if Download is 80% over, we have to shut it down.
-while converting a file if any emergency comes in between, then we think, wish someone shut down my PC after 40 minutes!
-while using PC/ Laptop in night, many a times, we sleep without shutting it down and it is ON for entire Night.
auto shut down pc

In many such cases, either we left our PC open for too long time without any use(wasting Power)  or we have to shut it down unwillingly.

I have a solution for you that too without need of installing any software(installing too much software also slows down your system).


Here is a VbScript Program written specially to solve this Problem. 

To enable you Automatically Shutdown your PC at your own wish after the time specified by you.

How to achieve it?

Option 1:

-Download this Zipped file: Autoshut
-Extract the file: right click on zipped file->Extract here->Give password: techsoln
-Now you have the file 'Auto shutdown_Tech-Soln.vbs' . Use when you need 'Automatic shut down your PC' with simple procedure as discussed below.

Option 2:

 -Create the Vbscript yourself:

Let us see the script first:

Dim Ans
Dim Time

set oShell = createobject("")
Set Sapi = Wscript.CreateObject("SAPI.SpVoice")

Ans = InputBox(" Do You Wish to Auto Shutdown this PC ?       Press Y/N  ","  AutoShut  by Tech-Soln")

if Ans = "Y" then
Time = InputBox("After how many minutes Should this PC Shutdown Automatically ? ","  Time in Minutes  by Tech-Soln")
Sapi.speak Time + "minutes left for pc to shutdown Automatically, You can relax without tension  Brought to you by "
oShell.Run "shutdown.exe -s -t " & (Time * 60) & " -f -c ""This PC is set for Automatic Shutdown, Finish and save current work. To Cancel Auto Shutdown, Reopen this File And Press N"""

end if
if Ans = "N" then
Sapi.speak " Have a nice day ahead! Keep Smiling! " "shutdown.exe -a"
end if

What you have to do?
- Copy entire script from above(with precaution)
- Open Notepad
   Click 'Start'-> Type 'Notepad' in search box->open (Win vista & Win 7)
   Click 'Start'->Run-> Type 'Notepad'-> enter (Win XP)

- Paste
- Go to 'File'->'Save as'
- In save as Window, in save as type, select 'All Files' , In File Name, give any name but put '.vbs' in the end. For example, 'AutoShut.vbs'
-Save it preferably in Desktop(for easy access)

Save As

Saturday, March 16, 2013

How to Know PC's Gender

Do you know whether your PC or Laptop is Male or Female?

- I'll show you how to verify. I am not kidding, you will listen his/her voice yourself.

Still don't believe me!!

Let me show you,

It is just simple code, You have two Options now

Option 1:

-Download the zipped file: PC Gender
-Extract the file: right click on zipped file->Extract here->Give password: techsoln
-Now you have the file 'Auto shutdown_Tech-Soln.vbs' .

Option 2: 

-Create the File yourself
-Open Notepad and write this simple code or just copy & Paste(with precaution) :

CreateObject("SAPI.SpVoice").Speak"I Love You"

Save as this as ' PC_Gender.vbs ' as shown in figure:

Save as ' PC_Gender.vbs '

Now to know Gender of your PC, Keep your PC Speaker ON and double click on ' PC_Gender.vbs ' and Listen its voice, whether it is Male Voice or Female Voice?

My Mom used to say, My Laptop is my girlfriend as I always keep it with me.
And it turned out to be Female. :)

But My Working PC is Male. :(

Check yours and tell me.

Have Fun :) 

Friday, March 15, 2013

Play Incomplete Downloaded Videos in IDM

Many a times, while downloading video from IDM, some of video remains incomplete and don't allow to resume.
If it stops at 99% or 98% it is very irritating for us. We again download it from very beginning, which is time consuming and also entire data is again downloaded.

IDM home screen
If you have also faced above problem, then this blog will bring smile to your face.
Because you can search those incomplete files in your system and even play them(if they more than 90% downloaded).

Let us see how!!


Step I : Open Appdata

->Click 'Start'
(win XP user) -> click 'Run'
(Win 7 user) in search box -> type 'Run' -> open
->Type ' %appdata% '


Step II : Browse Folder where file is

Go to 'IDM' -> 'DwnlData' -> User ->
Now, you have to apply your brain.

Here each folder is for each downloaded files(generally) whether complete(less in size) or incomplete(large in size).

Look for the folder which is large in size, Open it.
Here is screenshot of one such folder, the 'User name' is blackened for anonymity.

A Folder where in incomplete files are saved

 Since, IDM breaks files into multiple files, so it shows multiple files.
If it is single file(some website doesn't allow multiple download) then here you will find one larger file.

Step III : check and Play the files  

Leave the Log file, Drag and drop each large files in multi-format supported Player like- 'VLC player' or 'Media Player Classic'.

Hurray!! Now your incomplete downloads are accessible to you!!

Don't forget to Leave your comments and experiences, I'll be answering if any query is there.


Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Track stolen phone - Best Anti Theft Free Android App - TheftSpy

Smartphone is our best friend and worst enemy.
We store personal Documents, Pictures, videos, Bank details and many more things in it.

What if it gets stolen?

our phone will expose all our contacts, bank credentials, location, personal SMS/Pictures and so much more.
So we must prevent or minimize the risk of such things happening.

We have found out an App for Android Phone users which Registers your device rather than registering the SIM(any thief will first throw away the SIM). It is SS TheftSpy, which is strong enough App to help you in any such situations.

What should you do?
-first register an account on TheftSpy website and then install its android app on your android device. 

What is the System requirement?
-Requires Android 2.3 and higher. WiFi, Edge, or 3G network connection sometimes required.

-can be used to control your device remotely and gather all information which is inside your stolen device.
-TheftSpy usually runs in background and is invisible in app drawer.
-user can remotely reset the device, switch off it, reboot it.
-collect pictures, videos, call logs, and other documents.
-Take Picture using Rear and front camera when Key-guard lock unlock attempt
-User can remotely get current GPS location of the device.
-Enable or disable key-lock
-can get screenshot also

-can record audio for 30 seconds remotely.
-Data Security such as wipe all data, gallery and Whatsapp content.

The fully loaded Android-App offers a bunch of Features which are 100% free and useable for everyone.

There are no restrictions or less features in the "Free-User"-Mode.

TheftSpy offers 3 days of Premium to try all functionality.

Special feature for paid users: The user after becoming premium user will get a chance of uploading 5GB data in TheftSpy account.

You cannot do much to get your stolen mobile back if the thief is a geek or Good techie. But its less likely that the thief is a very good techie. The best thing you can do is to install TheftSpy to your device so that at time you can remotely manage your device data remotely and minimize the effects and impact of theft.  So why to waste time thinking, start downloading TheftSpy and protect your mobile.

TheftSpy website

Play-store link