Thursday, February 1, 2018

Best Antivirus Software for Your System

As everyone might have experienced there is great importance of anti-virus software in a system. It is just like an insurance that we are buying for our data and we need to decide which one to opt for and get the best value for money.

If your computer is already infected with a virus, the malware may block any attempts you make to install an antivirus software. In this case, it's best to use a FixMe Stick.

Here is my review of the best two anti virus soft wares in the market that have the best price and also offer complete protection from A to Z ranging from Anti-spyware, anti-malware etc. to a custom internet firewall.

Bit Defender Total Security 

Bit Defender is truly a master piece in the category of anti-virus soft wares in the market. Those people who has a feeling of getting the type of anti-virus software that has a best value for money and also with a mechanism that just needs it to be installed and the rest is taken care by it.

This anti-virus is not just good for its virus detection, but also for its light weight tasks that can run on even on many low configured Personal computers. The auto update feature is also pretty much cool that lets you decide which time that the update files should be downloaded and also how frequently. The features offered by it are so vast that most of the features are not recognized by the people.

They are run in the background the rarely occupies high RAM. This is one All-in-One package that gives you all the protection that is needed for your total PC protection from viruses, Trojans, malware, spyware, adware and also provided its own internet firewall that is way too much better than any other.

There is also a special game edition that is available for download especially for gamers.

Best Features include Occupying of Less Space on your computer and less cost and it works as an install and forget component. 

Price: 24.95$(one user license for one year).

Kaspersky

Kaspersky has been on the top in the list of anti virus software developers for many years. This is still in fight to regain its top position with its new 2018 edition. This Russian software company has produced one of the most effectively defined antivirus packages and it continues to do it until now.

It is popular for its user friendly interface and a one time scan that flusher out all types of anti-system elements out to the trash. It has also got its own file shredder to erase files even with out trail. The anti-spyware component of Kaspersky is where it had failed this time to end up second, else this would have been a lovely product.

They also have special editions for file servers and other stand alone applications that are feasible with it. Its price is another factor that is a bit more than its counter parts but it has some standards and reputation for selling its product with even such a price.

Best Features include Nice controls to maintain the interfaces(User friendliness) and Light weight. 

Price: 39.95$(one user license for one year).

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

WHAT ARE THE KEY FEATURES AND BENEFITS OF THE NET-LINQ USB CONNECTION CABLE?

Net-LinQ USB Connection Cables provide you with the newest, easiest and quickest way to link any two Windows 98/98SE/Me/2000/XP computers. Simply install the software, connect the Net-LinQ cable between the USB ports and begin transferring files, Internet Connection Sharing (ICS), sharing network drives, printers and CD ROM's.

Yes, you can use the Net-LinQ USB Connection Cable to do a lot more than just transferring files. The USB Connection Cable provides all the features of Windows 98/98SE/
Me/2000/XP networking, including mounting shared network drives and printers, running programs, using OLE links, accessing email, and more.
Simple Hardware: The Net-LinQ USB Connection Cable connects any two Windows 98/98SE/Me/2000/XP computers, anywhere, anytime, through existing USB ports, without opening the computer or installing and configuring adapters. You can connect PCs up to 170 ft ƒ apart using the USB 16' Active Extension Cable.  Powered through the USB port. No external power is required. Includes a one year limited warranty and free technical support.
Complete Software: All the software you need to use for File Transfer and Networking is included with your Net-LinQ USB Connection Cable. In addition, each USB Connection Cable is ready to do simple, yet powerful File Transfer or to take full advantage of Windows 98/98SE/Me/2000/XPnetworking.  Connect a PC with an older Windows version with a new Windows PC
Blazing Speed: The USB Connection Cable transfers data at speeds comparable to typical LAN connections with ethernet like access of up to 750 KBytes/second or 45 MB/minute.  Move all data from an old PC to a new PC without waiting for hours.
Share Internet Connections: The USB Connection Cable allows you to take advantage of Windows Internet Connection Sharing (ICS) with a fast Internet connection or a dial-up modem connection.  It also works with a number of 3rd Party software applications that can enhance the already powerful functions and capabilities of the Net-LinQ USB Connection Cables.
Simple Connections: Establish Net-LinQ USB Connection Cable connections without having to understand typical complications of port addresses, IRQs, chipsets, adapters, and cabling details. True Plug and Play compatibility for auto detection (no reboot necessary).
Small Office / Home Office: You can make a simple office or home LAN network using Net-LinQ USB Connection Cables and accessories. This means you can connect up to 127 Windows 98/98SE/Me/2000/XP computers  and peripherals without complicated hardware and software. Minimize computer hardware expenses and office space by sharing Internet Connections, printer(s), hard drives and CD ROM's. Connects to PCs up to 170 ft ƒ apart by using the USB Active extension cable. Use the USB 4 port Hub and create an instant 3-5 PC network or to share printers, scanners and other USB devices.
Mobile Users: Quickly and simply connect your Windows 98/98SE/Me/2000/XP laptop to any Windows 98/98SE/Me/2000/XP desktop with just a cable. Download and synchronize your road files to your desktop. Leave your printer drivers and portable printer behind; use a Net-LinQ USB Connection Cable to connect to another Windows 98/98SE/Me/2000/XP system and print to its established printer. Access LAN resources without a LAN adapter by using a Net-LinQ USB Connection Cable to connect your laptop to a desktop that is connected to the LAN. Net-LinQ USB Connection Cable software and drivers support standard networking protocols including TCP/IP, NetBUEI, IPX/SPX, etc.
Game Players: Play multi-player games that are supported by Windows peer-to-peer networking.
WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN THE NET-LINQ USB CONNECTION CABLE NETWORKING & DIRECT-LINQ FILE TRANSFER DRIVERS AND SOFTWARE? 
You can use the same Net-LinQ USB Connection Cable for both applications.  You just need to install one set of drivers and software to do simple File Transfer and another set of drivers to set up your Net-LinQ USB Connection Cable for full Networking as well as File Transfer, Internet Connection Sharing (ICS) and sharing of other network resources and peripherals.  The Network Bridge Drivers allow the cable to be capable of full Windows Networking, file transfer, sharing of resources and Internet sharing. You can easily construct a network of up to 127 PCs  via the USB port, and do File Transfer, Internet Connection Sharing (ICS), and share all the network resources such as files, hard disks, CDROMs, printers peripherals, etc... 
WHAT IS THE LONGEST LENGTH THE NET-LINQ USB CONNECTION CABLE CAN BE EXTENDED?
Net-LinQ USB Connection Cable comes in 16 ft length. However, USB Active Extension Cables may be purchased separately to extend the length of your connection. The Parallel Technologies USB Connection Cable may be extended up to 170 ft ƒ with virtually no transfer rate loss.

The USB Active Extension Cable is a 16 ft active extension cable. It has a patent pending ASIC chip inside that buffers the ingoing and outgoing USB signals. Passive cables are not recommended for USB because of the risk of data loss and they cannot pass the signals efficiently. The USB Active Extension Cable acts as a single port hub, which means that multiple cables can be cascaded (up to 5 USB Active Extension Cables on each end of the Net-LinQ USB Connection Cable - for a total of 
170 ft ƒ) to increase the distance between your computers. This USB Active Extension Cable can also extend the connection to your other USB devices up to 80 ft (up to 5 USB Active Extension Cables). The cable meets USB specifications and works with low-speed and high-speed devices.
WHAT ARE THE COMMON USB CONNECTION CABLE TROUBLESHOOTING STEPS?
    DIRECT-LINQ FILE TRANSFER APPLICATION SOFTWARE TROUBLESHOOTING STEPS
      DEVICE MANAGER SHOWS THAT MY WINDOWS 2000 USB DIRECT-LINQ DEVICE DRIVER IS NOT WORKING PROPERLY?
      You may have installed the incorrect driver. Please follow the installation instructions in the User's Guide. During the installation and driver file search, there is a check box in the lower left hand corner ("Install a different driver") that must be selected.   A list of drivers will then appear and you need to select the Windows 2000 device. 
      WHAT DO I DO IF DIRECT-LINQ WAS NOT COMPLETELY UNINSTALLED BEFORE INSTALLING THE NETWORK BRIDGE DRIVERS?
      You will have to completely uninstall both programs and then reinstall the Network Bridge Application.  Follow the uninstall instructions that are included in each separate user manual. 
      WHY IS THE DIRECT-LINQ DEVICE DRIVER STILL SHOWING AS INSTALLED IN MY DEVICE MANAGER AFTER I UNINSTALLED THE DIRECT-LINQ PROGRAM?
      The cable must be plugged in when you begin the uninstall process. 
      WHY DOES ONLY THE LOCAL MACHINE SHOW IN THE DIRECT-LINQ FILE MANAGER?
      Check to be sure the program is running on the remote machine and that the cable is properly plugged in. You may have close and restart the program on the remote machine. Be sure the cable is plugged in before Direct-LinQ is started.
      THE CONNECTION INDICATOR LIGHTS ARE BOTH RED?
      These indicators show the connection status of the remote and local machine. The left LED is for the local machine, while the right LED is for the remote machine. A green LED indicates that the connection is good while a red LED indicates that connection is not found. Both LEDs need to be in green color for a proper link and operation.   If one LED is red, either the USB cable is not properly connected, or the software is not properly installed, or the PC is in suspend mode.
      I DO NOT SEE ANY FOLDERS OR FILES ON MY REMOTE COMPUTER?
      Check to see that you have File and Printer Sharing Enabled on the remote computer.  You need to enable sharing on the folders and files that you wish to share on both computers. 
    NETWORK BRIDGE DRIVERS (FULL NETWORKING) SOFTWARE TROUBLESHOOTING STEPS
      NETWORK NEIGHBORHOOD - NETWORK PLACES DOESN'T SHOW THE NAMES OF EITHER OF THE NETWORKED COMPUTERS?
      If you have successfully installed the driver, but can't see either your or the other computers' names in Window's Network Neighborhood, please check the following points.
      1. Make sure both ends of the Net-LinQ USB Connection Cable are firmly connected to the USB ports of your computers or if you are using USB hubs, make sure it is connected to the USB Hubs and the USB Hubs are connected to the PC's USB ports.
      2. Click the Start menu, point to Settings\Control Panel. Double click Network icon. In the Identification tab, ensure each computer has been given a unique name, not to conflict with each other.  Make sure the Workgroup name is the same for all the computers in the network.
      3. In the Configuration tab, check that the USB-USB Network Bridge Adapter and the following network components are installed as follows:
         Client for Microsoft Networks
         USB-USB Network Bridge Adapter
         TCP/IP
         NetBEUI
         File and Printer Sharing for Microsoft Networks
      4. In Configuration tab, click File and Print Sharing button. Make sure both I want to be able to give others access to my files and I want to be able to allow others to print to my printer(s) functions are selected.
      5. You will have to reboot your computer if you have made any of the above changes to your configuration.  If all of the above points were checked and properly installed, you may have to refresh your Network Neighborhood Windows to view the shared resources.  It can take several minutes or you can simply reboot your computer.  
      WHY DOES MY NET-LINQ USB CONNECTION SHOW UP AS AN UNKNOWN DEVICE IN DEVICE MANAGER?
      Make sure you follow the Net-LinQ USB Connection Cable setup and installation instructions for the operating system that you have. If you have already installed the driver software, follow the uninstall instructions that came with your Net-LinQ USB Connection Cable and reinstall the application.
      HOW SHOULD I INSTALL MY NET-LINQ USB CONNECTION CABLE?
      Installation of the Net-LinQ USB Connection Cable is easy and fast.  Simply follow the step-by-step instructions from your installation manual that came with your cable.
      WHAT IS THE USB-USB BRIDGE PROTOCOL?
      This is a routing protocol.  You can use it to bridge between an USB LAN and an Ethernet LAN.  Once it is installed it will show as one more protocol in your Network Configuration. 
HOW DO I TRANSFER FILES WITH MY NET-LINQ USB CONNECTION CABLE?
There are two ways of doing File Transfer using the Net-LinQ USB Connection Cable 
1. You can install and use the simple Direct-LinQ File Transfer drivers and software 
2. You can install and use the Network Bridge Application drivers and software for full networking.
    FILE TRANSFER USING THE DIRECT-LINQ DRIVERS AND APPLICATION SOFTWARE
    After installing the Direct-LinQ file transfer program as instructed in the installation manual, follow the steps below on how to run the program and begin to transfer files:
    1. Plug in both ends of the Direct-LinQ USB cable to the two computers.

    2. Double-click on the Direct-LinQ (PC-LinQ) shortcut icon on your desktop screen. Do the same for the other computer.

    3. The Direct-LinQ (PC-LinQ) File Manager will appear on your screen and will detect both the local and remote machine. This is very similar with Windows Explorer file manager where you can cut, copy, paste, or drag files and folders. You can also print text or document files from the remote machine to your local printer by clicking on the file and run "File", "Print" command.

    4. There are two LED-like indicators found on the bottom-right corner of the Direct-LinQ (PC-LinQ) File Manager. These indicators show the connection status of the remote and local machine. The left LED is for the local machine, while the right LED is for the remote machine. A green LED indicates that the connection is good while a red LED indicates that connection is not found. Both LEDs need to be in green color for a proper link and operation. If one LED is red, either the USB cable is not properly connected, or the software is not properly installed, or the PC is in suspend mode.

    5. Click on the Help Topics icon for more information how to use the program.
    FILE TRANSFER USING THE NETWORK BRIDGE DRIVERS
    The Network Bridge Application Drivers and Software are for those users who wish to do File Transfer but also want to have the capabilities of full networking. For File Transfer you will conduct all of your transferring using your Network Neighborhood or Explorer windows and using standard Windows networking operations. See Windows Help for more information about Network Neighborhood and transferring files.

    To find a computer on your network and configure for File Transfer:
    1. Click Network Neighborhood from your desktop or a Windows Explore screen, and then click on the remote computer you want to access.   All files and resources that you want to share (and access from the remote PC) must have Sharing enabled.

    2. You can also Map Network Drives for files and resources that are used frequently.  To Map a Network Drive, right click on My Computer, select Map Network Drive, select a drive letter that is not already in use and then enter the path to the drive by typing - \\"the computer name" \drive letter of the computer you want to access.  Example - \\johnspc\c.
HOW FAST WILL I BE ABLE TO TRANSFER MY FILES USING THE USB CONNECTION CABLE?
The USB Connection Cable will achieve much faster transfer rates than traditional file transfer products.  You can get 4 to 8 Mbits per second (up to 45 Mbytes per minute) data transfer rate.  This compares closely to ethernet speed without having to open your computer and go through a difficult network card installation.
ARE USB CONNECTION CABLE CONNECTIONS AND RESOURCES AVAILABLE IN A DOS BOX?
With the Network Bridge Application (full networking), USB utilizes Windows peer to peer networking. This allows the user to utilize programs and or printing from a DOS Box. Resources shared prior to starting the DOS box are available, and new resources may be shared within a DOS box using standard DOS MSNet network commands. 
HOW DO I SETUP MY USB IN MY BIOS AFTER I HAVE INSTALLED MY NEW USB PORT?
(Warning!!! You would be performing changes to your systems BIOS.  If you are unsure how to proceed please contact your computer manufacture for assistance. Making changes in your BIOS can cause your PC to become inoperable and you may no longer be able to successfully boot up your computer.  Be very careful)
You will need to enter your BIOS utility according to your specific vendor's key combination. Please consult your computer manufacturer for more information on entering your BIOS. Once you have entered the BIOS utility, you will need to go to the Advanced setting / Peripherals, or PCI control. Set USB to enable. ***Note Motherboards that were built before 1996 will not support USB. Please see your computer manufacture for more information on updating your BIOS for USB connections.
Usually while booting you can press DEL and that will take you into your BIOS. Once in your BIOS click on PNP or Plug and Play, There you will see a box for USB. Usually Page Up/ Page Down changes the field.
MY NET-LINQ USB CONNECTION CABLE IS CONNECTED BUT I CANNOT SEE IT ON MY TASK BAR?
You may have to initialize your Network Bridge Application or the Direct-LinQ program before the cable will show up.  If this doesn't work check to be sure your cables are securely connected to the USB port.  Then try again.
WHY DOES MY COMPUTER FREEZE WHEN I INSTALL MY NET-LINQ USB CONNECTION CABLE?
Check your device manager for IRQ conflicts with the USB Controller. Pay close attention to your PCI Steering IRQ. Boot into safe mode, go to your Device Manager and resolve any and all IRQ conflicts. USB Controllers cannot share IRQ's with any other devices. This also applies to your PCI Steering. Set one of these devices to another available IRQ. Reboot in to normal mode.
HOW DO I INSTALL MY NET-LINQ USB CONNECTION CABLE AND GET IT TO WORK IF I DON'T HAVE ONBOARD USB PORTS?
There are a number of USB Adapters on the market right now, which you can install on an older PC, which does not have onboard USB ports. Note that you will need to make sure the BIOS in your PC supports USB ports … And you may have to get a BIOS update for your PC that supports USB. 
HOW CAN I CONFIGURE MY USB PORTS FOR MAXIMUM SPEED AND PERFORMANCE?
USB (Universal Serial Bus) is all ready configured for maximum performance. Each vendor will upgrade the products for increased speeds and performance.
IS THERE USB CONNECTION CABLE SUPPORT FOR OPERATING SYSTEMS OTHER THAN WINDOWS 98, 98SE, Me, 2000, and XP SUCH AS NT?
Currently, Windows 98, Windows 98SE, Windows Me, Windows 2000, and Windows XP  are the only PC Operating Systems that support USB and the Net-LinQ USB Connection Cable. You can connect any Windows 98/98SE/Me/2000/XP computers with the Net-LinQ USB Connection Cable.

NT 3.5 and 4.0 (including service pack 4) do not support USB … Consider upgrading your current operating system to one that is USB compliant. 
CAN I RUN REMOTE APPLICATIONS WITH THE NET-LINQ USB CONNECTION CABLE?
Yes: Some programs can be remotely accessed and used without installing them on the current computer. All you will need to do is locate the application .exe file and double click on it.  However, some applications require installation on the system on which they will be running.
CAN I SHARE AN INTERNET CONNECTION USING THE NET-LINQ USB CONNECTION CABLE AND MY DIAL UP CONNECTION?
There are (2) ways to share an Internet Connection with the Net-LinQ USB Connection Cable:

   1. Using the built in Internet Connection Sharing (ICS) that comes with Windows 98 Second Edition
       or newer Windows systems.

   2. Using a 3rd party Internet Connection Sharing or Proxy Software.

With the USB Network Bridge Drivers you can share an Internet Connection through the built-in Internet Connection Sharing (ICS) with a modem on a computer that has Windows 98 Second Edition or newer installed.

You can also share a high-speed Internet Connection … These instructions only cover sharing an Internet Connection via a Dial-up Modem and the built-in Internet Connection Sharing (ICS).
1. Make sure your Dial Up Adapter is installed along with NetBEUI and TCP/IP protocols. Have a blank diskette ready.
2. Make a Dial Up Connection and be sure you can connect to the Internet on the Win98SE (Computer A - Internet Sharing computer) that will share the connection
3. If you have not already done so, install the Net-LinQ USB Connection Cable (PTI -USB Network Bridge Application) and verify that it is working properly.
    Note that the computer with the modem/dial-up connection (Computer A - Internet Connection Sharing Server) is the only machine that will have Internet Connection Sharing (ICS) enabled.  ICS must be setup AFTER the Net-LinQ USB Connection Cable (PTI -USB Network Bridge Application) has been setup and running properly … The Device Manager should show "USB Bridge Adapter" listed as working properly in Network Devices.
4. Go to Control Panel / Add Remove Programs / Windows Setup Tab / Internet Tools / Details / check Internet Connection Sharing / Click OK / Click Apply.  Insert Windows 98SE CD if asked.
    Note:  If you do not find Internet Connection Sharing - you are running Windows 98 first edition.  Consider upgrading to Win98SE/2000, purchasing a third party Internet sharing software (a proxy server or NAT software) or check to see if your other computer has the ICS feature included.
5. Create a client diskette when prompted to do so. Follow the Wizard and reboot if prompted to do so. This completes the Internet Connection Sharing (ICS) server PC setup ... Follow the steps below to complete the Internet Connection Sharing (ICS) client setup.
    Note:  You will install this on Computer B that will be using the shared Internet Connection.
6. Next install Internet Connection Sharing client software on Computer B.  Go to Start, select Run and type in A:\icssetup.exe.   This will only take a few seconds … No install Wizard will open.
7. Reboot the Internet Connection Sharing client (Computer B) when prompted. 
8. Make a Dial Up Connection again on the Computer A - Internet Connection Sharing Server, connect to the Internet, and verify that the Internet access is working properly on this computer.
9. Right click on Internet Explorer and select Properties.  Select Connection tab and check that Sharing is enabled and is set up to share the Modem Dial-up Adapter connection through the USB Bridge Adapter (Net-LinQ USB Connection Cable with PTI -USB Network Bridge Application).
Note that on Computer A (Internet Connection Sharing Server) in the Network Neighborhood / Properties / Configuration the Protocols should have the following added to the TCO/IP Protocol driver entries:
·  TCP/IP Dial-up Adapter (Shared)
·  TCP/IP USB Bridge Adapter (Home)
Notice that the "Home" and "Shared" entries are NOT shown on Computer B (Internet Sharing Client).
10.  On Computer B (Internet Connection Sharing client) open an Internet Connection - you are ready to surf!
    Note that you should see the tiny lights in the Dial-up Connection Icon in the Task Bar on Computer A blinking when you try to access the Internet on either Computer A or Computer B … If this does not occur, you may have a problem with your Internet Connection Sharing installation.
WHAT OTHER SOFTWARE APPLICATIONS TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE NET-LINQ USB CONNECTION CABLE FEATURES?
Most of the popular File Transfer and Remote Control applications allow PC-to-PC connections and communications across a standard Windows or TCP/IP network connection … This means that if you install the Network Bridge Drivers, these 3rd party applications should work.
See your application manuals for specifics and compatibility with networking. The Net-LinQ USB Connection Cable Network Bridge Drivers use standard Windows Peer to Peer networking. This allows applications to take advantage of the USB connection.
CAN I PLAY MULTI-PLAYER GAMES WITH THE USB CABLE?
Yes! If the game allows multiplayer gaming in Windows Peer to Peer networking, it will do so in a USB network over the Net-LinQ USB Connection Cable. Since the USB network provides standard Windows peer to peer networking with the Network Bridge Drivers installed.
WHAT ACCESSORIES ARE AVAILABLE FOR THE NET-LINQ USB CONNECTION CABLE?
    USB 16' ACTIVE EXTENSION CABLE
    This is an active USB extension cable that extends the length of your USB connection by 16 ft ... The Net-LinQ USB Connection Cable can be extended up to a total of 170 ft ƒ using up to 5 USB Active Extension Cables on each end of the Net-LinQ USB Connection Cable to increase the distance between your computers. This USB Active Extension Cable can also extend the connection to your other USB devices up to 80 ft (up to 5 USB Active Extension Cables). Supports 12 Mbit High-Speed USB peripherals and connections. You can use it with all USB products and connections.
    USB 4 PORT HUB
    The USB 4-Port Hub provides up to four downstream ports in conformance with the USB specification, version 1.1.  It supports two power source modes: bus-powered and self-powered.  It also provides over-current protection on all ports.  Each downstream port is rated for both high and low speed USB channel.   The hub topology supports up to 127 physical devices in a tiered star configuration.
 Note that although the USB system and drivers will support a USB Network of up to 127 PCs, the practical limit for a USB Network using Net-LinQ USB Connection Cables is 15 - 20 PCs for data transfer intensive applications ... For low data transfer intensive applications, the practical limit may be higher.
ƒ The Net-LinQ USB Connection Cable can be extended up to a total of 170 ft using up to 5 USB Active Extension Cables on each end of the Net-LinQ USB Connection Cable to increase the distance between your computers.  This USB Active Extension Cable can also extend the connection to your other USB devices up to 80 ft (up to 5 USB Active Extension Cables).