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Work-Arounds for Failed Extension & Theme Installs in Firefox

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2009-07-31-[20-47-20].png" />Have you ever tried to install an extension or theme in Firefox and received the irritating “Invalid file hash (possible download corruption)” error message? Now you can work on resolving that problem with the following work-arounds.

Exterminate Malware Efficiently with Spybot Search & Destroy

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2009-08-03-[23-20-26].png" />First we showed you how easily your computer can become infected with spyware, crapware, and other unwanted software—and today we’ll show you how to clean your system with Spybot Search & Destroy.

Customize Tab Behavior in Firefox with Tab Kit

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2009-07-24-[21-07-18].png" />Looking for an easy way to specialize the tab behavior in Firefox? With the Tab Kit extension, you can personalize the tab experience to suit your heart’s desires.

How Does Spyware, Malware or Crapware Get on My Computer?

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2009-08-03-[1].png" />Have you ever wondered how malware, spyware, scareware, crapware, or other undesirable software might get on a computer? First we'll illustrate how easily your system can be infected, and then we'll show you how to clean it up.

Help Troubleshoot Your PC with ESET’s SysInspector

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/20090725htgthmb.png" />When your troubleshooting a computer it is always nice to have a systems diagnostic tool at the ready. Today we take a look at ESET's SysInspector, which is an extremely detailed diagnostic tool for Windows that helps technicians diagnose problems.

Get the Close Button Back on the Last Open Tab in Firefox

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2009-07-24-[21-15-25].png" />Frustrated and missing the Close Button on the last open tab in the newer releases of Firefox? Now you can have that wonderful Close Button back with the Last Tab Close Button extension.

Quickly Save Photos to Your Picasa Web Albums with AddToPicasa

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2009-07-17-[20-32-17].png" />In the middle of browsing on the Internet and suddenly find a photo that you would love to add to your Picasa Web Albums? Now you can do so easily and quickly with the AddToPicasa extension for Firefox.

Remove Text Formatting the Easy Way with PureText

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2009-07-14-[19-45-34].png" />Wishing that there was an easier way than using Notepad as a “middleman” to remove formatting from text that you are copying and pasting? With PureText you can easily remove that formatting with a simple Windows hot-key combination.

Burn Almost Anything to Disc with ImgBurn

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2009-07-14-[15-06-56].png" />Windows 7 has a lot of extra features for handling your optical media like DVD Movie Maker and ISO Burner. However if you need something with a lot more power and options today we take a look at the free and well known burning utility ImgBurn

Search and View Multiple Video Websites with ClipFinder HD

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2009-07-27-[15-40-10].png" />If you're looking for an easy way to search through several video websites at once from your desktop, today we take a look at an app that does an excellent job. Ashampoo's ClipFinder HD allows you to search and download videos from popular video sites from your desktop.

Play Almost Any Video Format with GOM Player

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2009-07-18-[22-45-03].png" />It can be hugely annoying when you cannot watch a video because WMP or another default player cannot find an appropriate codec. GOM Player is a free media player that has the most common video codec support built in. If a rare codec is required it's Codec Finder Service will find what you need and show you were to download it.

Install Guest Additions to Windows and Linux VMs in VirtualBox

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2009-07-26-[20-07-41].png" />VirtualBox from Sun is a great free virtual machine that lets you run multiple operating systems on your PC. Today we take a look at installing the Guest Additions feature which provides enhanced performance of the guest operating system.

Watch TV On Your PC with FreeZ Online TV

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2009-07-13-[17-16-06].png" />You don't have to wait until you're home on the couch to to stare blankly at a television screen and channel surf. FreeZ Online TV is a free application that allows you to surf over 500 online channels and live broadcasts from around the world.

How To Convert Video Files to MP3 with VLC

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2009-07-21-[00-22-36].png" />Sometimes you might want to convert a video file to an mp3 to take with on an iPod or to just listen to the audio without the video. Today we take a look at how to use the free program VLC to convert almost any video format to an mp3.

Make Google Chrome & Iron Browser Start in Incognito Mode

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2009-07-13-[18-48-46].png" />Needing or wanting to use Incognito Mode every time you browse the internet, but tired of always having to manually switch over? Now you can start in Incognito Mode automatically every time you open your browser.

OffiSync Combines Google Doc Features with MS Office

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2009-07-18-[15-36-03].png" />If you like the convenience of easily sharing documents with Google Docs and also love the powerful functionality of Microsoft Office you can now have the best of both worlds. Today we look at the OffiSync Beta office plug-in that brings the power of Google to your MS Office Documents.

Filter Web Content in Firefox with ProCon Latte

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2009-07-16-[02-35-45].png" />Looking for a way to filter web content in Firefox to help keep your family from being exposed to less than desirable content on the Internet? Now you can with the ProCon Latte extension for Firefox.

Miranda Instant Messenger – Multi-Protocol IM Client

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2009-07-13-[19-08-41].png" />Looking for a good multi-protocol instant messenger that is light on system resources and very customizable? With Miranda Instant Messenger you can enjoy instant messenger goodness in a small package.
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