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How to Create a Direct Download Link For Older Versions Of Google Chrome Web Browser?

Google Chrome is one of the most popular web browsers now. The faster software update is one of the reasons for this success. If you go to the direct download link, you will always get the latest version of the browser. However, by a simple trick, we can download any version of Chrome browser. This tutorial teaches you how to download the older versions of the Chrome browser on your computer.

Let us check how to create a direct download link for the older version of Chrome browser.

We will get an offline installer of it by simply specifying the version number of the required version of Chrome.

We can create a direct download link to it using the last two sessions of the required Chrome version.

The format of the direct download link of any version of the Chrome browser is:
[] + [last two sessions of Chrome version] + [/chrome_installer.exe]
Before using this equation to create a download link for any version, you must check all the available ve…

How to Change the Default TTL Value Set On Ping Packets?

While troubleshooting connectivity issues, we may need to change the default TTL value set on the Ping packets. It is because the TTL value (Time To Live) tells the life span of the ping packets. In simple words, it is the number of hops they can cross. When it reaches the hop count set by TTL, it expires. This tutorial explains how to assign a new Time To Live value to a Ping packet and the after effects of this process.

When Should I Assign a New TTL Value
When you ping an address from the Command Prompt, your computer automatically assigns a default Time To Live value (a number greater than the hop count between the destination and your computer).

Sometimes it may not be enough for the packets to reach the address. In those cases, we need to set a different Time To Live value on them.

We can change this value from the command prompt, but the manually configured value must be between 0 to 255.

If the TTL set is 0, ping packets won't go further from your computer. If it is 1,…

Can't Access Control Panel - Unlock & Block From Start Menu in Computer

Sometimes you may witness blocked Control Panel (CP) on your computer mostly after a malware attack. Some malicious programs lock this window to prevent you from accessing Control Panel items. Most of the times they use Group Policy or Windows Registry to lock it and it may remain locked even if you remove malware from your computer. This tutorial tells how to unlock disabled Control Panel on your computer with Group Policy and Registry. Even if you are unable to find CP and Control Panel items on the Windows Start menu, from Group Policy we can fix it. You can also use the same instructions to lock it on your computer to prevent others from accessing this feature on your computer. Steps to lock and unlock the control panel on your computer are provided below.

1. Use Group Policy to Lock and Unlock Access to Control Panel Type gpedit.msc on Run (Press [Windows] and [R] to open Run window)

On Local Group Policy Editor click on User Configuration

Click on Administrative Template and selec…

How to Backup and Restore Windows Registry On Your Computer

It is important to take backup of Windows registry on your computer before making any changes in registry keys. If you have done anything wrong with it, those mistakes may prevent your computer from normal working. If you have a backup file of its current settings, you can simply restore it and recover your PC from issues by wrong editing. It is the support tutorial for our other windows troubleshooting articles which touch registry editing. So be sure you have a backup of current registry settings before editing it on your PC. Steps to export registry backup and restore registry on a computer are discussed below.

How to Take Backup Of Windows Registry Type regedit on Run and click ok.

Press [Windows] [R] to open the Run window.

Click on File in Edit Editor

Click on Export to backup Windows Registry. It is better to save the exported file on the desktop or My Documents and the file saved is in reg extension.
How to Restore Registry in Windows Laptop To restore the previous version of reg …

Can Guest Blogging Attract Google Penalty ?

Guest blog posting was one of the important method adopted by many link builders to get backlinks to their websites. It has been working fine since the evolution of the idea but the situation is about to change. From the latest responses by Google officials, we can conclude that they are going to check the growing trend of guest blogging to get backlinks. According to Google guidelines, any link building process with the intention to improve the search rank of a website is not allowed. The same principle applies here. When someone posts an article, he has to put nofollow to the links in the article pointing back to his website. If he fails to add nofollow attribute, it falls in the category of link building with the intention to manipulate search engine ranking. In this article let us check how does guest blogging affect the Google guidelines and possible penalties.

Guest Blog Owner and Google Penalties First, let us see this in the point of view of the site owner who publishes articl…

How to Change Link Color On Blog Posts From Blogger Template Designer

The high bounce rate of a blog is due to the bouncing back of visitors coming to a post without visiting other pages. It can happen either due to low-quality content or there is no way or need to visit other pages (fully satisfied with the information and no need to browse more). In case if the visitor got what he was looking for, there is no chance to hold him without offering something else which attracts him. For that, we must project the interesting posts and get the attention of the visitor.

The color of links pointing to other pages on your blog(internal URLs) plays a big role here among other factors. If he cannot find the links in the content (identical colors for both text and link), he will not click them. So it is important to give an attracting difference to the internal links.

We can change the link color on blog posts from Blogger Template Designer. From Blogger Template Designer, we can change the link color, visited link color and hover color.

Use the Blogger Template …

End of Google External Keyword Tool & Free Alternate Keyword Planner

Google is about to stop Free AdWords External Keyword Tool, and it is shocking news for most of the Internet marketers who are using it to fetch keyword ideas for online campaigns. Since we can see the alert by Google about the near stopping of this free Tool, we must find alternate ways to get search phrase ideas for our online campaigns. This feature is helpful not only to get search key ideas but also get the approximate competition and monthly page views of the suggested phrases.

Though Google is going to stop the free External Keyword Tool, we can access a modified form of it in our Google AdWords account under the title Keyword Planner.

See the alert displayed about the expiration of the current feature and the introduction of a new feature.

End Of External Keyword Tool and Alternate Free Keyword Planner From Google
So we can see Google Keyword Planner is going to take over the current attention Google Keyword Tool is getting.

The new feature from AdWords seems more effective th…

Check The Internet Usage on Netgear Router By Traffic Meter

Latest Netgear Routers like R6300 offers tools to check the monthly Internet traffic through the router. The tools offered by Netgear router to monitor, control and set a limit of Internet usage through the Internet port of Netgear wireless router is called Traffic Meter. By using Traffic Meter, you can set the monthly traffic limit through the Netgear router. The limitation with Traffic Meter is that you cannot control the port wise (LAN port) control of Internet consumption by different users connected to the Netgear wireless router.

You can only limit Internet usage as a router but not user wise.

How to Control Internet Data Usage By Netgear Wireless Router
To control Internet usage through Netgear router by Traffic Meter, follow the steps below.
Login to Netgear Router:

To log in to Netgear router follow the instructions provided in the link below.
Login and Setup Netgear Wireless Router

On Setup page click on Advanced button, and select Advanced Setup

Click on Traffic Meter

Check En…

This Domain is Already Assigned to an Account When I Add to Hosting in Godaddy

Two days ago I purchased a new domain name from Godaddy in the same account where I have hosting too. It is very simple to add the domain name to hosting if both features are in the same account. However, I faced a strange issue when I tried to add this new domain name to my web host account. I could not add the name and got an error message this domain is already assigned to an account. For me, it is a brand new name. So I contacted Godaddy technical support.

Technical support team informed me, this domain name already connected to a hosting account in their network. Since it is not my hosting account, someone else added it to his hosting.

I requested the Godaddy team about it. They removed the address from the previously hosted account and informed me to wait 24 hours to add it to my hosting.

I added the domain name to my web host account yesterday. Now it works perfectly.

Now I feel I have purchased an expired domain name which was using Godaddy hosting service. His domain name …

Update Firefox Browser to Latest Version to Avoid Known Vulnerabilities

Mozilla Firefox is one the most popular web browsers today. Everyone tries to find the vulnerabilities of popular products, and Firefox is no exception to it. So it is the duty of a computer user to aware the known bugs and vulnerabilities reported about Mozilla browser and make sure the latest version of it is running on his computer. Firefox responds fast to the reported security vulnerabilities and updates patches for the bugs found.

If you have enabled it to look for the updates automatically, you do not need to worry much since your browser will get the patches for the bugs automatically.

If you have disabled automatic Firefox update, you must update the browser manually.

Where to Find Reported Firefox vulnerabilities They publish the reported vulnerabilities of the Firefox browser for the awareness of users. You can get the list of published vulnerabilities from the link below.

Mozilla Foundation Security Advisories publish a…

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