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Test Strength and Effectiveness of your Anti Virus Software Using EICAR Test File

Check The Effectiveness of Your Anti-Virus Software using EICAR Test FileMany People have different opinions regarding the best anti virus software, Many say Symantec, the others swear by Kaspersky and the rest by Avast, But Here is a simple but very effective Test by which you can check the effectiveness of your Anti Virus Software irrespective of any particular Anti Virus Software that you might be using, If your Anti-Virus software passes this test successfully than you can be sure its a good Anti Virus Software and will do it’s best to protect your PC from Viruses and Malware.

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How To Convert Docx to Doc, PPTx to PPT Without Installing or Using MS Office 2007

Convert DocX into Doc without Installing MS Office 2007 or Microsoft Office 2010With the launch of Office 2007 Microsoft changed the file extensions of Word, Excel and PowerPoint. The New Extensions added an “x” to the earlier Office File Extensions, thus an MS Word 2003 document which earlier had .doc extension, became .docx in the Newer versions of Microsoft Office namely Office 2007 and Office 2010.

Now If You are still using Office 2003 and receive a new Office 2007 or Office 2010 Word or Powerpoint or Excel File then MS Office 2003 will give you an error and you will not be able to open these new Office files.

What to do now? especially since you cannot simply log on to Microsoft’s Website to buy Office 2010 just to read 1 attachment or 1 presentation.

Here is a simple solution by which you can convert Microsoft Office 2007 Word, (docx), Powerpoint (pptx) and Excel files easily to older Office Versions so that you can open them in your MS Office software.

Just Log on to Zoho Viewer and convert MS Office 2007 files easily to Older formats, the best part about Zoho Viewer is that No Sign Up is Required and you can convert many file formats like Microsoft Office: doc, docx, xls, xlsx, ppt, pptx, pps; OpenDocument: odt, ods, odp; OpenOffice:sxw, sxc, sxi; Other Formats: rtf, txt, html, csv, tsv easily online.

Alternatively you can also try & Convert Docx File to Doc and PPTx to PPT without Installing MS Office 2007 or MS Office 2010.

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How To Use GMail To Call USA and Canada For Free From India or Anywhere in the World

Free Calls From Gmail To USA and Canada From Outside USAGoogle gave a Nice Christmas Gift for the US Citizens by announcing Free Voice Calls to USA and Canada throughout the year 2011.

But What if you live outside USA let’s say in India or UK or Australia and want to call your friends & relatives who are living in USA and Canada for free!! then how do you use this excellent service from Gmail  to make Free Calls From Gmail To USA and Canada From Outside USA.

Here is a simple tip which will help you in using GMail to make Free Unlimited Calls to USA & Canada From anywhere in the World.

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How To Disable Firefox From Going Into Work Offline Mode

Work Offline is a mode of the Firefox web browser, and the Mozilla Thunderbird email client as well, which prevents the browser from using a computer’s or network’s Internet connection. Users can switch to work offline in the File menu of the Firefox Web browser. A click on File > Work Offline changes the mode so that no Internet connections are made by the browser.

But Firefox has an irritating habit of switching into “Work Offline” mode if it detects that the Internet connection drops. If you’re working somewhere with dodgy Wi-Fi, it can mean constantly having to go the “File” menu to disable it. The good news is that there’s a new option available in Firefox 3.6 and above that you can use to prevent the browser from automatically switching into “Work Offline” mode.

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