17 January, 2012

Cool photo booth effects download for Free

If you are a MAC user then you must be using Photo booth and ichat which comes pre-installed  for Mac OS X and iOS.Photo Booth allow us to take pictures by clicking center red button and add effects to our picture and videos.Photo Booth app is cool and it is really fun to apply different effect which you can use to distort your video and photos. PhotoBooth currently comes with 56 different photo and video effects while iPad 2 additionally includes Thermal,Mirror,X-ray,Kaleidoscope,Normal,Light Tunnel,Squeeze,Twirl and Stretch.

If you already bored from these old effects and are looking for better and more interesing photo booth effects then you can use below download options to install each effect.

How to Install these Photo Booth effects ?
  • Download as many photo booth effects as you want.
  • Unzip if they are zipped.
  • In Finder, navigate to /System/Library/Compositions then use Use command-click to select all the recommended compositions and Copy
  • Again in Finder, navigate to ~/Library/Compositions Then paste
To uninstall, empty the ~/Library/Compositions or /Library/Compositions folder.


More iChat effects


More ichat effects 2.05(updated) comes with a bundle of more than 56 effects for iChat and Photobooth in realtime.It does require to have OS X 10.5 Leopard installed.
These are super funny effects to photos and videos or video conferencing.Featuring more than 32 custom video effects like clown mask,holiday decoration(animated) and some more cut-outs and scene.You can download More ichat effects 2.05 for free from http://ismileys.free.fr



CatEye

From B-L-A-C-K-O-P, you can get CatEye,which has Five sets of eight video effects for Leopard's iChat and Photo Booth .Download CatEye
Each set has its own theme:
  • RetroPixels – memories of 60s and 70s video effects.
  • Love For 80s – bringing back Space Invaders, Pong and VHS (yes, that’s video tape quality, ladies and gentlemen!).
  • Bent Pels – optical image distortion with a twist.
  • BoobToob – a set of TV screen effects.
  • FewTile – tiled-images effect.
To uninstal CatEye
1. Use Finder to open the /Library/Compositions folder.
2. Identify any/all CatEye effects (they have .qtz file extension).
3. Throw the effects into the Trash and empty it.

FreakShow

Freak Show has 16 Apple Photo Booth effects. Freak Show provides free Photo Booth-like effects for all Tiger Macs
Pros: Mimics pretty much all of Photo Booths functionality, Paid version captures video and offers additional effects, brings Photo Booth’s effects to the massesThe effects include stretching, magnifying and swirls, all which have the potential to provide hours of entertainment!
Cons: Not-quite-seamless integration with the iApps, performance is sluggish on even some newer systems, video capture requires a fairly robust system


If you know more Photo Booth effects please share with us ! OR if you have any issues with these effects use below comment system to reach me.

14 January, 2012

Solve irql_not_less_or_equal error in xp and Windows 7



irql_not_less_or_equal in Xp or Windows 7 is mainly due to driver mismatch or incompatible hardware and software - might be video drivers, graphics driver, NIC (Network Interface Card) or any other driver which crashes your system and give you blue screen with some hex decimal codes.Technically it means that some driver has tried to access some protected memory area to which it has no permission.This is not serious - Windows operating system do this to prevent permanent damage to your hardware.You can very easily correct this by finding the recent hardware or software which has caused irql_not_less_or_equal error.



The actual Format of the error is -

IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL
**** STOP 0x0000000A (0x00000010, 0x00000002, 0x00000000, 0x8051AA58)

Possible Reasons

The exact reason will be different for different systems but here are the most probable reasons
  1. Hardware - Damaged Ram(sometimes mismatched ram) or Graphic Card
  2. Drivers - Incompatible or outdated drivers
  3. Antivirus - Two or more antivirus or spyware programs together.
  4. Windows Update
  5. CPU Over heating
Our main task will be to find the problem which let to irql_not_less_or_equal error and will try to revert back by bringing your pc to previous state.

Tip 1 #

If you have recently added a new Hardware like RAM or NIC card printer or sound card remove them - restart and see if the problem exist.If YES the move to Tip 2#
There was a topic is some forum where  guy has the same error due to RAM mismatch because of different clock speed .If you have recently added a new RAM stick make sure that both are of some configuration.

My suggestion is to run the MS Memtest in extended mode or the Memtest 86 overnight and see if they report any errors in the morning.
http://oca.microsoft.com/en/windiag.asp
http://www.memtest86.com/

Tip 2 #

Restart your Windows in the safe mode ( Press F8 durring boot process), safe mode has minimum number of drivers installed.Now Go to device manager ( Right click on 'My Computer' Properties > Click on Hardware tab >Click 'Device manager' button.
Device manager is a list of all drivers installed with in your system.
Now look for Exclamation mark in device manager which generally shows damaged / corrupted or the drivers for the device are not installed properly.
This will be the problem,uninstall and re-install (or update if the update is available) the problematic driver .
Restart Your computer.

Tip 3#

If you are using more than one antivirus or spyware programs uninstall all and keep 1 of your choice because. There may be a possibility that they try to access same work space at the same time which let to irql_not_less_or_equal error (in windows xp or Windows 7).

Tip 4 #

irql_not_less_or_equal in Windows 7 or Xp could be a result of recent windows update.Roll back to previous version by going to Start > 'All Programs' > 'Accessories' > 'System Tools'  > 'System restore' and choose previous backup date to rollback to previous stable condition.

Tip5 #

Overheating CPU can be a silent culprit some times. Reboot your system and go to your BIOS and check your system temperature. Check to see if the SMPS fan is working or if you are using Dedicated graphic card check to see if the temp is in limited range.
Remove your Graphic card, uninstall any driver to see your problem gone.

Tip6 #

If you continue to receive this error message, you may need to flash the BIOS on the computer's motherboard. Please refer to the manufacturer of your computer or the Web site for the motherboard for information about how to do this.

Specific problem to NVIDIA video cards

This problem occurs because your computer has an Nvidia video card using the video driver Nv4.sys.To check if your system uses one of these drivers, do the following:

  • Open Device Manager.
  • Under the Graphics icon, select the graphics card , click on the right mouse button, then click Properties .
  • Tab Driver , click on the details of the driver to display the names of the pilots.
  • If multiple adapters are installed, repeat these steps for each.

To solve this problem, get an updated driver from your video card manufacturer or visit NVIDIA at the following address: http://www.nvidia.com.

Did this Tutorial Solved your problem? If you have any more ideas then please use the comment box to help others like us !! 

11 January, 2012

Google redirect virus removal tool

If you are reading this because your system have been infected by a Google redirect virus or malware. Then let me tell you that you have come to a right place. Google redirect virus or (browser hijacker) is nothing but a malware program which might have entered in to your system through a newly downloaded toolbar or while browsing any malware infected website.Let me tell you that this malware is not harmful but definitely annoying  as it redirect google result to absolute random websites, which might try to download and infect you with more spyware and malware programs.

Below Mentioned are list of things that you should do or check for complete Google Redirect virus removal -
  • Check your DNS setting.
  • Check your Local Area Connection settings.
  • Check windows Host file in C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\etc.
  • Check unwanted add-ons in internet explorer and Firefox or chrome.
  • Scan with malware special programs like malware-bytes or  Spyware Doctor
  • Use online scanner and removal antivirus 
  • Use TDSSKiller tool that is fast in detecting the TDL3 rootkit. 
  • Remove temp files and folders and empty browser cache.
  • Flush and renew your DNS configuration.

1. Check Your DNS setting.

Is is possible that the malicious program might have altered your DNS settings A DNS(domain name System) binds your website address with unique IP of any website.When page requests are made, they are rerouted to specified Domain Name Servers. This allows a remote "administrator" to direct users to the pages of their choosing. Which is our main problem.For example if you navigate to www.google.com or www.yahoo.com you might be redirected to some unknown locations.
a) Go to control panel ( Start - Control panel )
b) Double click on network connections icon to open.
c) Right click on local area connection and select properties.
d) Select “Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)” which is generally last in the list and Double click on it.
e) Make sue that “Obtain DNS server address automatically” is selected not "Use the following DNS server address"
f) Click OK

Sometimes DNS.Changer kind of mawares chnage DNS automatically after every restart in that case you go to control panel > administrative tools > services and look for "dns client" double click on it to get its menu. Switch it to "disabled" and "stop" it and hit apply.

2. Check your Local Area Connection setting.

There are chances that the virus is redirecting your browser through some alien proxy.Make sure that the browser proxy is disable or if you use proxy then double check ip address and post number.
To check your LAN settings -
a) Open internet explorer >In internet explorer go to  Tools - Internet options.
b) Click on 5th tab ie.(Connections tab), then click “LAN settings” button.
c) Make sure that “Proxy server” option is Unchecked.
d) For firefox - Open firefox and go to Tools > Options
e) Click on the ‘Advanced’ > ‘Network’ tab, > ‘Settings’
f) Ensure the ‘No Proxy’ radio button is selected and click ‘OK’ and close.
For chrome, safari and other browser you can perform similar steps and Unchecked any proxy server option.

3. Check windows Host file in C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\etc.

In some case virus can edit and modify your system host file which will redirect we pages from one website to any other website.
a) Go to C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\etc and right click on “hosts” file and open with notepad.
An unmodified HOSTS file should only contain the IP address 127.0.0.1 localhost. If there are other entries in the HOSTS file, remove them and then resave the file.
Windows 7 users need to open this file With the administrator privileged else you wont be able to edit them.

4. Check unwanted add-ons in internet explorer and Firefox or chrome

Check with all browser,if it is browser specific issues then chances that your browser is infected, update your browser and check and remove unnecessary add-on and extensions.
a) Search for unwanted add-on or toolbar in your browser and uninstall any suspicious add-on and restart your browser to see if the problem still exist.
b) You can uninstall toolbar from control panel > 'Add and Remove program' option.
c) In Internet Explorer Tools->Manage Add-ons.
d) In Google Chrome Customize  > options > extensions.

5. Scan with malware removal programs like malware-bytes or Spyware Doctor

If your antivirus programs has stopped executing this means malware infection and it is recommended that you scan your PC with anti-virus and anti-malware programs.Spyware Doctor and Malwarebytes Anti-malware are recommended,you can download 30 days full version trial and perform a full scan.
Here are some Spyware/malware removal programs -
Hitman Pro - http://www.surfright.nl/en
Spybot S&D - http://www.safer-networking.org/en/home/index.html
A-Squared - http://www.emsisoft.com/
SuperAntiSpyware - http://www.superantispyware.com/
Update and perform full scan. Such malwares are the very effective will remove any other malwares if present.

6.Use online scanner and virus removal

Sometimes malware and virus attacks your Antivirus and Internet security programs and which does not allow them to work properly in that case you can go for these reputed online scanner and see if they are helpful.
Most recommended and most used online virus scanners are -
Bitdefender online scanner - http://www.bitdefender.com/scanner/online/free.html
Kaspersky virus scanner - http://www.kaspersky.com/virusscanner
Free eset  online scanner - http://go.eset.com/us/download/free-antivirus-utilities.

7.Use TDSSKiller tool that is fast in detecting the TDL3 rootkit.

Google redirect virus belongs to class TDL3 rootkit and kaspersky's TDSSKiller tool is effective Google redirect virus removal tool.
a) You can Download the file TDSSKiller.exe ( http://support.kaspersky.com/downloads/utils/tdsskiller.exe ) and execute.
b) Do a full scan and disinfect any malware or virus.

8.Remove temp files and folders and empty browser cache.

Manually clean you temporary file and folders-
Go to Start and then Run.
Type %Temp% and click OK.
Windows temp folder full of files and other folders will appear.All of the folders and files you see in this Temp folder are no longer being used by Windows XP and can safely be deleted.Select all files and press shift delete.
Use CCleaner to delete your internet cache and missing or corrupt registry keys to remove any remnants of the virus that might be left behind.

These 8 points cover all possible causes and solution to google redirect virus,some things are more difficult than others, if you fell i have missed something or if you have something more to add Do write in comments and i would be happy to answer you.