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Tool to Delete Zero Length Files for Windows

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As people use there computer more and more every day, the computer will gather "junk" files, be it temporary files, zero length files, or whatever.  As someone that pratically lives in front of his PC, I know that I have a lot of zero length files.

Zero Length Files can be a very annoying thing, as how they have no real use at all.  Here is a tool for you to use to clean up your computer from zero length files.

The Easy way...    Just unzip the file to the root of your c: drive, and double-click it to start it.

The DOS way... Unzip the file to c:\windows\system32.  Now start up (run) cmd.exe.  Type in dzlf when your in the folder that you want to clean up.

Doing the app the easy way will clean your whole hard drive.  It might take a while, and you may see a message or such stating "Could Not Find...", but it is ok, just ignore those messages.

If you happen to have another hard drive you want cleaned, you can either do it the easy way again, just copy the app to the root of your next hard drive (say, D: or E:) and double click it again, or if your doing it the DOS way, from cmd.exe, change to the drive that you want changed, and then type in dzlf again.



Windows 8 Plans Leaked

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Microsoft Looks to Apple

Included in these presentations is a rather telling (but obvious) slide which shows that Microsoft is clearly paying attention to Apple while planning Windows 8. Titled, “How Apple does it: A virtuous cycle,” Microsoft has broken down Apple’s UX/Brand Loyalty cycle and cited its value. Though it’s fairly obvious, the takeaway here is that Microsoft is aiming to give Windows the very same “it just works” status that Apple’s products are known for:

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Microsoft to Fix 34 Vulnerabilities in Windows, Office and IE

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Today Microsoft published their advance notification for the June security bulletin release, scheduled for release next Tuesday, June 8. This month's release includes ten bulletins addressing 34 vulnerabilities.

  • Six of the bulletins affect Windows; of those, two carry a Critical severity rating and four are rated Important.
  • Two bulletins, both with a severity rating of Important, affect Microsoft Office.
  • One bulletin, again with a severity rating of Important, affects both Windows and Office.
  • One bulletin, with a severity rating of Critical, affects Internet Explorer.

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Free Microsoft Malicious Software Removal Tool

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Microsoft has a free tool you may want to use if you use Windows as your primary OS.

The Microsoft Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool checks computers running Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2000, and Windows Server 2003 for infections by specific, prevalent malicious software—including Blaster, Sasser, and Mydoom—and helps remove any infection found.

When the detection and removal process is complete, the tool displays a report describing the outcome, including which, if any, malicious software was detected and removed.

Microsoft releases an updated version of this tool on the second Tuesday of each month, and as needed to respond to security incidents. The tool is available from Microsoft Update, Windows Update and the Microsoft Download Center.

The version of the tool delivered by Microsoft Update and Windows Update runs in the background and then reports if an infection is found. To run this tool more than once a month, use the version on this Web page or install the version that is available in the Download Center. If you want extra protection you sould give it a try.



Portal is free until May 24 (4 days left)

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You heard that right you can get Portal for free until may 24. That gives you just 4 more days to get it for free.

"Portal is a single player game from Valve. Set in the mysterious Aperture Science Laboratories, Portal has been called one of the most innovative new games on the horizon and will offer gamers hours of unique game play.

For celebrating the launch of Steam for Mac, Valve has decided to give away free copies of Portal to PC and Mac gamers until May 24."


If you haven't played Portal yet then I'm sure after watching this video you will install it now!

All you have to do is install Steam and then install game from here.

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