Even careful PC users can fall prey to the sticky fingers of evil malware. Loading an innocent looking file from a USB stick, clicking the wrong link in search results, cancelling a suspect alert box – all these actions could mark the beginning of a malware infection.
And let’s not be coy – if your internet activities include downloading torrents or using pirated software, you’re even more likely to fall prey to worms, spyware and trojans.
In some ways, discovering that your computer is virally infected is worse than realising that it’s been compromised mechanically. [...]
Here is a quick process which once implemented will allow you to start any application automatically on your Windows 7 based computer.
Start an Application Automatically
1. Choose Start All Programs.
2. Right-click the Startup folder and choose Open (see Figure ).
3. Right-click Start and choose Open Windows Explorer. In the window that appears, locate and open the folder where the application you want to start when you start Windows is located. Click to select it.
4. Drag the item to the Startup window you opened in Step 2. The program appears in the Startup folder (see Figure ).
5. When you [...]
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Yammer, the San Francisco startup that offers a solid enterprise-grade microsharing and realtime communications service, is expanding its executive team after successfully closing a Series B funding round to the tune of $10 million earlier this month.
The company made one internal promotion, appointing co-founder and VP of Technology Adam Pisoni to CTO. In addition, Yammer recruited David Satterwhite to lead its sales efforts, while Steve Apfelberg was brought in as VP of Marketing.
Before working at Yammer, Adam Pisoni served in senior engineering roles at Geni and Shopzilla and co-founded and [...]
There’s a certain irony that TechCrunch’s in-house satirist Paul Carr is currently slaving over the sequel to his book about his failure to launch a startup. Fridaycities was to be a site which allowed anyone to swap information in real time about London, and eventually other cities. The site failed, Paul wrote his book (and a few other things, let’s admit) and the rest is history, including our little run in, thankfully.
If only he’d done it in the era of Facebook rise into the mainstream. Because today, two weeks after launching, the Secret London Facebook group has 182,010 [...]
Nsyght is a startup we broke just before the Christmas vacation which focuses on making realtime streams manageable and is similar in scope to Friendfeed and Cliqset.
It currently integrates accounts from Twitter, Facebook, digg, Vimeo, Stumbleupon, Flickr, Delicious, and Last.fm – with other networks planned – and has now introduced a bunch of new features.
SlideShare, the “YouTube for presentations,” has been steadily ramping up its offerings for business users. Last year, the startup unveiled two premium services for businesses, LeadShare and AdShare. SlideShare lets anyone share presentations and also serves as a social discovery platform for users to find relevant content and connect with other members who share similar interests. Today, the startup is launching another business-friendly offering, branded channels.
Rashmi Sinha, SlideShare’s co-founder and CEO, says that much of the startup’s community is composed of businesses [...]
Spotify is no longer invitiation-only in France. The streaming music startup now lets anyone register, but for some reason – probably to make sure you actually live in France – they’ll allow you to register only by verifying your phone number first.
The company says it’s now because they are sure they can “maintain the quality of service for many users.”
Despite scepticism from TechCrunch that Spotify is going to have a tough time launching in the US, it seems to be on its way to rolling out across Europe, at least.
They blogged (Google translation) today that:
The Silicon Valley Association of Startup Entrepreneurs (aka SVASE) has set up a new seed funding program for Silicon Valley entrepreneurs in conjunction with newly established early-stage investment firm Cambridge West Ventures.
On the East Coast, meanwhile, things are in motion too, with the introduction of a new seed startup fund dubbed IA Venture Strategies that was founded by New York angel investor Roger Ehrenberg.
SVASE and Cambridge West Ventures are looking to connect with startups and entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley, and have developed a program apt for very early-stage companies. Selected [...]