I came across this trouble yesterday, after I decided to back up my phone after a really long time. This is not a very common problem, but it’s known to occur on iTunes sometimes. The problem still exists even after common troubleshooting, such as restarting your iPhone.
There’s apparently only one way to overcome this problem, i.e., a full backup and restore.
I didn’t want to perform a full backup and restore, so I used iFunBox, which is sort of an iTunes alternative, it works for non-jailbroken iPhones as well, for backing up some of my larger apps that I didn’t want to download again. Larger apps = GTA Vice City!
If you have installed Avast on your Ubuntu Operating system. Once you have updated it, you will get an error, An error occurred in avast! engine: Invalid argument. In order to solve this error, all you have to do is the following,
- Go to the Terminal and type,
sudo gedit /etc/sysctl.conf
- This should open up sysctl.conf as the root, and you should be able to make and save changes to the file sysctl.conf.
- Once the file sysctl.conf is open. Add the following line to it at the end,
kernel.shmmax = 128000000
- Reboot your computer.
This should get your Avast anti-virus up and working again in Ubuntu.
Alternatively, you can run this command from Terminal as well, but you would have to do it every time you start your computer. So instead, it’s a better idea to make the change in the sysctl.conf file. Here is the Terminal command,
sudo sysctl -w kernel.shmmax=128000000
kernel.shmmax = 128000000
So you have your firewall popping up saying svchost is trying to access the internet? There are many reasons for this.
Read what is svchost?
svchost as the name implies is service host and is running some background services on your Windows operating system. The most common reason for svchost trying to access the internet is automatic time updates. Yes, you must have checked that option when you first installed your windows operating system. Disabling that option, should most probably stop these unneccessary internet accesses being made by svchost. To disable automatic time updates,
- Click on the little clock on your taskbar at the lower left and select Change date and time settings…
- Select the tab Internet Time from the top,
- Click on Change settings…
- Uncheck the box marked Synchronize with an internet time-server
This should stop your svchost trying to access the internet every now and then. If svchost is still trying to access the internet, there probably is some other service running under it that accesses the internet. Go to command prompt and type,
to find out the services running under svchost, and start your troubleshooting from here on.
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Tagged automatic time, automatic time updates, background services, internet accesses, internet time server, scvhost, svchost, Tips and Tricks, Troubleshooting, windows, windows clock settings
I remember I had this issue back in the year 08 when I was getting things done on my laptop. It’s one of those days, when you start afresh and are doing everything with as much attention to the details as possible. It’s as if, you never expect your computer to crash again. But it almost always happens that one day, all your efforts go down the drain, and you realize that changing those registry settings was really not a good idea, or moving that partition was definitely a bad idea! Anyways, this post of mine is for the people who have reached here searching for compatibility issues between Avast anti-virus, and Comodo Firewall.
Checking up a lot of papers on the internet. The conclusion made was, Avast is the best antivirus, where as Comodo is the best Firewall available in the market. How about combining the two and making the ultimate defence for my pc!
Compatibility issues are in the past now…
Avast Antivirus and Comodo Firewall (firewall only) didn’t seem to have liked each other in the past. There were compatibility issues. and one of them had to be eventually removed. So I had to ditch the Avast anti-virus for Comodo Internet Security for quite sometime. However these issues are in the past now, and Avast Antivirus works smooth with Comodo Firewall (Fire wall only). So this is a great news. What you have now, is a combination of one of the best virus scanners and one of the best firewalls, not forgetting to mention, one of the best sandbox out there too! You get the best of both worlds. Yes, the compatibility issue is now resolved.
What is a registry cleaner?
Registry cleaners are third-party softwares designed to clean up the registry and remove redundant entries from the Registry of the Microsoft Windows Operating System.
While the makers of these registry cleaners do claim that they work well, please read the following,
Many of the registry cleaners available on the internet are softwares made to make the quick buck, and are not full-fledged and very thought out programs. They fail to make distinction between what’s critical and what’s not. Unless of course you get the registry cleaner from a reliable source, and a source who has had good comments in the past.
Playing with windows registry is not a very good idea. Deleting a single registry key, a single digit, may lead to system instability in the worst case scenario! And I am assuming when you are using a registry cleaner, you have already been having some issues with your computer. Continue reading
You must be having a couple of your standard rescue disks that you made when you ran your laptop or desktop PC for the first time. PartedMagic is one other software that you should make a disk out of, and keep it for those hardy times. It’s more like a mini operating system, that loads up when you insert the disk and boot your PC. It has some loads of features, that most partition utilities don’t have. It support a lot of common file systems, and is much-much better than the DISKPART of Windows. PartedMagic is open source and comes free of cost. One neat feature is, it allows you to move partitions with data on them. This does take a lot of time however. Continue reading
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Tagged Booting up, Dariks Boot And Nuke, DBAN, Disk Imaging, Free Partition Manager, GParted, hard drive partitions, Live CD, open source software, PartedMagic, Partition Manager, partition utilities, Rescue Disk, software, Troubleshooting