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Showing posts with label internet_tricks. Show all posts

Thursday, 17 May 2018

How to find the contact details of employees of any company

How to find the contact details of employees of any company
Suppose you want to send an email to a responsible person of any company but you don't have their email address and even after searching on Google, you still couldn't find the email address of that particular person or his colleague. Well, in this post, I'll tell you a way to access the contact details (emails, social media profiles and phone numbers too, if available) of employees of multinational companies like Microsoft, Facebook, LinkedIn etc just in a few seconds. Doesn't it sound cool? Follow the steps mentioned below:

1. Open your chrome browser and open clearbit connect from THIS LINK.
clearbit connect

2. After opening the link, click "INSTALL FOR GMAIL" and a new tab will open which will open chrome webstore where you will be asked to install clearbit extension. Click "ADD TO CHROME" and install the extension in your browser.
add clearbit connect to chrome

3. After the extension gets installed, open gmail and compose an email. In the email compose box, you should see the clearbit connect icon, click on it.
clearbit connect icon in gmail

4. If you are asked to select a plan, select the free plan. After that, authorize the extension to access gmail contacts.
choose free plan

5. Now when you click the clearbit connect icon in the gmail compose box, your should see a search bar. Suppose you want to know the email address of Microsoft's CEO Satya Nadella, search for Microsoft in the search bar and there you would see the list of the employees of Microsoft. Look for Satya Nadella and click on his name. That's it, you would see his email address and social media profile links.
search for email of Satya Nadella
6. In the same way, you can check the emails of employees from any company.

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Sunday, 16 July 2017

Get refund for your Amazon order without returning the product : Scam Alert

Get refund for your Amazon order without returning the product : Exposing the Scam
In facebook or in some forums, you might have seen some guys offering refund for your amazon products without returning the product, even after delivery of the product. Sounds interesting, right? I also went through a post in a facebook group where a guy posted that he will provide refund for Amazon products. He was asking for 30% of the amount as his commission once you get the refund in your account. The only condition was that the product must be delivered within 30 days of making the deal with the guy.
I knew that he would definitely do any kind of scam to get the refund because earlier also, people were fooling amazon saying that their order status shows delivered in the amazon account but they never got the product delivered to them and amazon was providing refunds to them without any investigation from their side.
I thought I should play prank on the scammer to know exactly what he is going to do with amazon to get the refund. So I contacted the guy and told him that I want to get the refund. He asked my user id and password. I gave him my amazon login id and password (I changed the password temporarily before providing it to him) and after a few minutes, I got an email from amazon support that the conversation was ended in between and I reported that the ordered item was missing in the box. After a few minutes, I got another mail from amazon that the refund for my order has been started and the amount will be sent to my credit card.
The guy who asked for the refund on behalf of me tried to convince me that he is going to provide me the refund, not amazon. But I got the "Trick" he was using to scam amazon and I told him that I'm going to report amazon about this fraud. (I told him that I'm a government employee and I can't be involved in this scam as it would ruin my career, lol, but later I told him that the whole process was actually a trap to expose the illegal practice he had been doing from long time). He tried threatening me that he is going to file a complaint against me in Amazon and then he deactivated his facebook account.
Well, the whole thing was funny for me but it is actually a serious issue for Amazon. These guys are causing loss to amazon and this is not a right thing according to me. I'm a customer of Amazon and it never disappointed me with its services so I thought I should be good for Amazon too. And yes, I sent the mail to amazon and sent a tweet to amazon to cancel the refund request for my order which they did before the payment was credited to my account, thank God! I'm uploading the single screenshot of the whole conversation with the scammer and the refund mail from Amazon.

Check the screenshot of conversation: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B1WpxeCQzpcPTk5FRHdESUxmSlk (Zoom the image to see the text clearly)

This is the mail which let me know what did that guy do to request for refund. That's why I came to know that he said that he got the product delivered but the box was empty. Check the screenshot here : https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B1WpxeCQzpcPUWJsN3RfSENjUE0

In the previous mail, the immediate refund request was cancelled and the case was escalated to accounts or refund team, and surprisingly they processed the refund. See the screenshot of  the Refund Mail: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B1WpxeCQzpcPYVVhQU9jYThMVEE

I've seen some proofs that people got full refund for iPhones too using this scam. Just one request to amazon, please check the things before providing the refunds for the cases that claim "My ordered item was missing from the box" because it is very rare and there are 99% chances that the person who is reporting this kind of situation to get refund is a SCAMMER.
I hope amazon will improve their policies for the refund and will do the full investigation for these kind of fraud in future and will minimize the loss to their sellers and their own company.

***UPDATE***
I had a conversation with Amazon India team on twitter and on their chat support link and reported this issue and got the assurance that Amazon will work internally to look for this matter and will take action against the scammers. Today, some random guys shared the screenshots of mails they received from amazon. Looks like Amazon has started taking action agains the culprits.
amazon mail
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Monday, 15 May 2017

What is a Ransomware and how to prevent it

Ransomware is a kind of malicious software which encrypts the files of infected PC upon execution and it's designed to block the access of files in a computer until a sum of money is paid to the hacker. Once the money is paid, the hacker sends a decryption key to the victim which can be used to decrypt the files and get the access back. Most of the times, even if you pay the amount, the victim doesn't get any decryption key and it is almost impossible to track the attacker because they accept the money through bitcoin in encrypted form that is very difficult to track.

What exactly happens when a pc gets infected by a Ransomware?
Well, earlier, ransomware software were too easy to get rid of for a little techie people who knew about windows task manager and startup items. I have personally analyzed some old ransomwares and what they did was just executed themselves and created a startup entry for their main application to show that scary screen which says that your computer or files have been locked and you need to pay some money to the attacker to get back the access to the pc. It could be easily closed by ending the ransomware process from task manager and the malicious file could easily be stopped from auto executing by running msconfig command through RUN and deleting the startup entry of the ransomware software. Some ransomware create events in windows to auto download and execute themselves even after deleting the ransomware software and these kind of ransomwares are bundled with software cracks which are actually malwares. But that too could be stopped by deleting the particular event or task from the computer.
But these days, ransomware are being coded in a much complicated way that are FUD (fully undetectable) for so many anti-virus software and the encryption technology used by the ransomware is very difficult to crack so they are getting more dangerous as they are not detectable and non-removable by any antivirus. Although some antivirus vendors like KasperSky and Malwarebytes are providing decrypting tools to recovered the locked files, there are still so many ransomware available online which decryption algorithm is still not available.

Recently "WCry", referred as "WannaCry" ransomware infected about more than 57000 computers worldwide this friday (12th May 2017) and created a panic among the computer users. It affected hospitals, schools, offices and government agencies. After infecting the computer, it's asking to pay $300 to unlock the files and I'm not sure whether the attacker really sent any decryption key to decrypt the files for anyone who paid the amount.
wannacry ransomware screen
Well, this ransomware was accidently stopped by a cybersecurity researcher which is tweeting with the user name @MalwareTechBlog. The researcher bought the domain name used by the ransomware on a website called NameCheap.com for $10.69, and set it up on a server in Los Angeles which stopped the Ransomware as the domain name used by the ransomware was never booked and setting up the domain on the server stopped the ransomware to spread.

How to prevent from getting infected with ransomware?
But still the risk is not over and the attacker might spread the ransomware again by changing the code of it and by making it more difficult to decrypt. So what can be actually done to stop the ransomware to infect your PC? Well, there is no any 100% working solution available for it yet but yes, with the few precautions, you can prevent it. I'm listing a few tips which you can follow to be safe from the ransomware:
1. Don't open any file which you receive through mail from unknown people. The file might be of any extension so don't think that you are opening a safe file and get trapped.
2. Use sandbox before opening any suspicious file which you think might not be any virus. Using a sandbox creates a virtual space in your computer and keeps your computer safe in case if you encounter any virus in your sandbox.
3. Install any good antivirus and anti-malware in your computer and keep it up to date. You may use Malwarebytes, Kaspersky, AVG Internet Security etc.
4. Apart from antivirus, you can use Anti-Ransomware tools too such as Bitdefender AntiRansomware, Malwarebytes Anti-Ransomware, EMET, Kaspersky Anti-Ransomware tool etc.
5. Disable SMB service in windows services to prevent the ransomware to be executed. To do so, open appwiz.cpl from RUN and click Turn Windows Features ON or OFF. Now look for SMB 1.0 and uncheck it and click OK. Usually you can find this option in Windows Server Edition OS.
program and features
turn windows features ON or Off
Alternatively you can run the powershell command too which is given below:
"Disable-WindowsOptionalFeature -Online -FeatureName smb1protocol"

Note: If you are sharing files among different computers, then don't turn off SMB feature. File sharing won't work after disabling this feature.

6. Install all the security patches and updates from Microsoft to keep your PC safe. TO install the important security patches, use the following links:
http://www.catalog.update.microsoft.com/Search.aspx?q=KB4012598
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/security/ms17-010.aspx

Since these too are not sufficient to prevent a user from getting infected from a ransomware so the only thing which can prevent your computer from being infected is using strong firewalls and use of common sense.

That's all for today. Keep visiting PC Tricks Guru for more tips and tricks.
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Wednesday, 18 January 2017

How to search details of any person online

How to search details of any person online
Searching details of any person online is not an easy task and generally what people do is google the name of the person but internet is an infinite ocean where finding the exact details of any person is not so easy. But today I'll let you know about a search engines that is actually made to search people on the internet. Let's start.

Note: These search engines use data from different social media and government servers to look for the criminal records, personal details, work details, qualifications etc. I don't assure that you will always find the correct information of any person you've been searching for. 

This website looks like a normal search engine with two fields. In the first field, you can type the name, email, phone number or social media username and in the second field you can type the location where that person lives (that is optional, but it gives more accurate results). After entering the details, you can begin your search and it will show the person results from which you can find the person you are looking for.

I tried searching for my details and I was amazed that how perfectly it collects that data from the internet and displays the results. Below is the list of some of the other search engines which you find useful to search the details of any person online.

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Saturday, 31 December 2016

How to download untouched ISO of Windows 7 with SP1

How to download untouched ISO of Windows 7 with SP1
Finding untouched and original ISO of Windows 7 is very difficult these days as microsoft has stopped selling the product and the download links are available only to those who purchased it through microsoft techbench or MSDN website. If you purchased Windows 7 from any physical store like BestBuy or Walmart then also you can download the ISO file from microsoft software download page by entering the product key.
A few days ago, I was searching for fresh ISO of Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 to install it as a trial in my test machine and it was really difficult to find the ISO because microsoft has removed all the download links from its official website. DigitalRiver download links are also dead.  I tried downloading ISO from some mirror sites too but those ISOs were either modified/cracked or corrupt. The only thing which I needed was a clean ISO for Windows 7 from microsoft website only. So, at the end I had to use a javascript hack on the microsoft windows 10 download page to reveal the hidden links for Windows 7/8.1/10. If you want to know how can you download the untouched ISO of Windows 7 or any other version of Windows OS, I'll show you how can you hack the microsoft webpage and get the direct download links for Windows OS download.

IMPORTANT UPDATE:
As the download links have been removed from the Microsoft page, I am providing you the latest direct download links for Windows 7:

The below-mentioned trick has been patched and is not working anymore. So use the links I provided above to download the latest ISOs of Windows 7

1. The first thing you need to do is open the Windows 10 ISO Download page (Click Here)
Note: Please read the note given at the end of the page.
2. Now wait for a few seconds and let the webpage load completely. Once the webpage is loaded completely, click on "MORE DOWNLOAD OPTIONS"
windows ISO download page
4. Now open the developer tools in your browser (press ctrl+shift+I keys together in chrome browser) and click on the "Console" which will show a console area where you can type codes.
5. Now copy the code given below and paste in the developer console in the browser and press Enter key.
var _0x5c09=["product-edition","getElementById","innerHTML","<option value='' selected='selected'>Select edition</option><option value='28'>Windows 7 Starter SP1 </option><option value='2'>Windows 7 Home Basic SP1 </option><option value='6'>Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 </option><option value='4'>Windows 7 Professional SP1 </option><option value='8'>Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 </option><option value='48'>Windows 8.1 and Pro Single Language (Autumn 2014 update)</option><option value='52'>Windows 8.1 and Pro (Autumn 2014 update) </option><option value='79'>Windows 10 Home and Pro th1</option><option value='82'>Windows 10 Single Language Home and Pro th1</option><option value='178'>Windows 10 Home and Pro (1511 th2 Apr 2016 update) </option><option value='184'>Windows 10 Single Language (1511 th2 Apr 2016 update) </option>","submit-product-edition","Confirm","log"],_0x1d62=[_0x5c09[0] ,_0x5c09[1] ,_0x5c09[2] ,_0x5c09[3] ,_0x5c09[4] ,_0x5c09[5] ,_0x5c09[6]] ,edititonbox=document[_0x1d62[1]](_0x1d62[0]);edititonbox[_0x1d62[2]]=_0x1d62[3] ,document[_0x1d62[1]](_0x1d62[4])[_0x1d62[2]]=_0x1d62[5] ,console[_0x5c09[6]];
If your code worked, the you should see a message function log() { [native code] } in the console area.
apply javascript hack in console
6. Now click on the dropdown menu of Select Edition and that's it, you can see the list of Windows 7/8.1 and 10 editions. Select your desired OS and click CONFIRM.
download for windows 7 untouched iso
7. Now select the language and then click CONFIRM.
8. You will be redirected to another page where you can see the download buttons for 32 bit and 64 bit both.
windows 7 ultimate SP1 ISO download links
9. Click on any of the links as per your requirement and download will begin. ISO files are large in size so you can use Internet Download Manager to download the ISO with resume support.
I'm including a video tutorial for the whole process for better understanding.
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Update (20th Feb 2017): It seems that microsoft has changed the webpage for windows 10 ISO download so if you open the link, it will give you the option to download Media Creation Tool only. But no need to worry, all you need to do is to use this chrome extension https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/mobile-browser-emulator/lbofcampnkjmiomohpbaihdcbjhbfepf?hl=en and open the page in the mobile emulator, the page will show you the options to choose the OS version from dropdown. Rest of the things are same as mentioned in the tutorial.

Update (11th Feb 2019): New links have been updated in the post. Download Windows 7 ISO using the links given in the post.
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Friday, 23 January 2015

How to use WhatsApp web version in your computer?

How to use WhatsApp web version in your computer?

Recently, WhatsApp, I mean Facebook has launched the web version of WhatsApp. Yes! WhatsApp is the most popular instant messenging app and till date, it was used in smartphones. To use WhatsApp in a PC, we had to use emulators. But now it is available in web version also which means you can use WhatsApp web version directly from your computer but there is a small limitation that both the devices, computer and mobile must be connected with the internet otherwise you will not be able to use this service, and one more thing, WhatsApp web version works with Google Chrome browser only. So, lets have a look over the procedure to connect your WhatsApp account with WhatsApp web version and use it in your computer.

1. Open WhatsApp in your mobile and from the menu, tap "WhatsApp Web" option.
2. In the next step, WhatsApp will ask you to scan the QR code available on the WhatsApp web page.

pairing whatsapp from phone to pc

3. Now visit http://web.whatsapp.com/ from your pc using google chrome browser and scan the QR code given on the page using your phone's camera.

scan the qr code

4. After scanning the code your mobile will be paired with WhatsApp web and you will be able to use your WhatsApp account from your computer.

whatsapp web version

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Thursday, 1 January 2015

How to open blocked websites in any country

How to open blocked websites in any country

Recently, Indian government has blocked so many sites and most of them were very useful for students and programmers. I don't know what's wrong with them and why they are doing this type of sh*t on the very first day of year. Well, it is a good step to stop piracy but blocking the sites is not a good idea because on these sites, we get educational materials and so many good stuff also. By the way, like other people, I'm also not satisfied with the decision of government to block the access of particular websites. So, here is a solution for all the poor people who want to access these sites without doing any geek thing or any difficult task like DNS Masking or adding proxies to your web browser etc.
You can access any blocked site easily using a tool called "UltraSurf" which was made by Ultrareach Internet Corporation to help people in China to find freedom online and access any website. This tool is now loved by million of people including me and this is because this tool is very easy to use and you can surf blocked sites without making any changes to your browser. So here is a short tutorial for using UltraSurf.

> Download UltraSurf Tool from this link and extract the file and run the exe file.
> Now you will see that your PC will be connected with a proxy automatically with UltraSurf.

open blocked sites with ultrasurf

> Now an internet explorer window will open automatically but you can close it and use your favorite browser.
> Now try to access the blocked site in your country. You will see that after turning ultrasurf on, you will be able to open the blocked site.

blocked site opened

Note: If you use opera browser for web browsing, then you may open blocked sites with Opera Turbo also.
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Thursday, 5 June 2014

Worst Photoshop Fail Images

Worst Photoshop Fail Images
Hi friends. Photoshop is one of the best software to edit photos and enhance them. Using photoshop, you can convert a dull photo into an attractive one. In digital media, photoshop is used widely. But sometimes, small mistakes in editing a photo converts it into a funny or horrible thing. Let's have a look over some photos which are the result of careless editing, and they are turned into worst photoshop fails.

Nice cover page photo, but what's wrong with the fingers of the model...??

Worst Photoshop Fail Images 1

WTF...!! To hands are holding a single drink... 

Worst Photoshop Fail Images 2

Just look at the leg of the lady. Is that made of plastic...??

Worst Photoshop Fail Images 3

OMG, whose hand is there on her shoulder?

Worst Photoshop Fail Images 4

Dude, where is the shadow of the cheque...??

Worst Photoshop Fail Images 5

Looking damn hot! But I know they are not natural, just look at the curved wall.

photoshop fail image

Whose leg is that...??

photoshop fail image

Whose hand is there on her shoulder?

photoshop fail image

Missiles leave same pattern of smoke. Good.

photoshop fail image

I think this T-Shirt got printed after she had wore it.

photoshop fail image

Hey man, who is hiding himself behind your back?

photoshop fail image

Oops...!! What's that. LOL

photoshop fail image

This girl can rotate her head by 240 degrees. Great!

photoshop fail image

RIP law of reflection. Now, reflections will not be opposite.

photoshop fail image

Hey, you ate my 4 GB space... Return it to me.

photoshop fail image

I think this girl is thumbless.

photoshop fail image

Hey, mystique from X Men is here...

photoshop fail image

Blackmole changes its place when she laughs. Wow! Movable mole.

photoshop fail image

Secret of crowd in the roadshows of politicians...

photoshop fail image

This kid has a mysterious hand.

photoshop fail image

This is called exposing without changing the clothes.

photoshop fail image

Hey man, who is holding your hand?

photoshop fail image

Victoria's secret revealed : She has an invisible purse, lol.

photoshop fail image

The transparent cat, wow!

photoshop fail image

Is that really in your arms baby? Or are you a robot?

photoshop fail image

Hey guys, the first guy from the left side has been dropped into the sea.

photoshop fail image

Even clouds also follow a sequence.

photoshop fail image

Notice this man's feet...

photoshop fail image

American Idol has 6 fingers, lol

photoshop fail image

Digital photography...?? A joke for them.

photoshop fail image

Where is the second wing of the plane?

photoshop fail image

6 fingured... Again.

photoshop fail image

I hope you enjoyed these photoshop fail images. Keep visiting for tips and tricks. :)
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