Author Archives: Bryce Whitty

About Bryce Whitty

Bryce is an Australian computer technician and the founder of Technibble. He started his computer repair business when he was 17 years old and is still running it 9 years later. He is an avid traveller and spends at least a month of the year in another country.

Case Study: New Malware Hiding in Task Scheduler

Today I was called out to a clients house because their computer was getting popups even if they weren’t surfing around the internet. This is the type of job I have done hundreds of times before and its usually because someone installed something they shouldn’t have such as a free …

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How to Remove Winstall.exe / SpySheriff

Winstall.exe is part of a program called SpySheriff which is a fake anti-spyware program that is designed to fool users into paying for a full version of the program in order to remove a supposed infection which the ‘free version’ put there in the first place. Here are the removal …

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Repair Tool of the Week: Dial-A-Fix

Dial-A-Fix is a handy user interface to perform tasks which are usually used when repairing computers after Spyware/Adware/Malware damage.

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Hardware Reviews, Dec. 13th 2006.

Gigabyte GA-M59SLI-S5 Mainboard Review @ Technic3D Thermaltake Toughpower 850w Modular Power Supply Review @ Tweaknews.net Foxconn C51XEM2AA-8EKRS2H nForce 590 SLI AMD Socket AM2 Motherboard @ OCInside.de Swedish Performance Championship 2006 @ NordicHardware Nine DDR2 memory kits for Intels Core 2 Duo @ Au-Ja Sempron 3000+ and Celeron D 331 Review …

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Drilling through a Laptop LCD Screen

Today on YouTube, someone has posted a video of someone drilling a hole through the screen of an old laptop while it is switched on (with a painfully slow drill). It is interesting to see how the screen fails.

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What every graduate should know before entering the IT industry

The IT industry looks much different from the outside than it does from the inside. There are secrets and tricks about how it operates that nobody knows except those who are in the industry. Kind of like a weird cult. That is, until now. Here’s my list of what everyone …

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Computer Processor Codenames: What the processors are and the inspiration behind the names.

In the computer industry there are plenty of buzzwords that get slung about when talking about the next generation of computer hardware and CPU codenames are quite possibly the hardest to keep track of due to the sheer amount of them. We have put together this list with the codename …

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Hardware Reviews, Dec. 4th 2006.

Zalman FATAL1TY FC-ZV9 Videocard GPU Cooler Review @ Tweaknews.net Gigabyte GA-M61PM-S2: A Full-Featured Plug-and-Go Motherboard for AM2 @ OCModShop Gigabyte 3D Rocket II CPU Heatsink Review @ Technic3D Fragapalooza 2006 @ The TechZone VIZO Ninja Laptop Cooler Review @ Futurelooks Kinc warming up with 3DMark 03 world record: 84.244 points! …

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Hardware Reviews, Nov. 28th 2006.

Antecs Fusion HTPC Case Fuses Computers with Home Theater @ OCModShop ASRock AM2XLI-eSATA2 PCIe SLI AMD Athlon 64 Socket AM2 Motherboard Review @ OCInside Black Ice GT-Stealth Radiator Review @ Technic3D Cooler Master iGreen-Power 500W Power-Supply @ TweakPC.de NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTS (G80): Just 96 Unified Processors Left in Action …

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Hardware Reviews, Nov. 20th 2006.

Kinc pushes GeForce 8800 GTX over 900MHz GPU! @ NordicHardware Zerotherm VGA Cooler GX810 Review @ Technic3D Seventeam ST-420BKV 420 W Power Supply @ Hardware Secrets Core 2 Extreme vs. Zalman CNPS9700 LED, CNPS9500 AT and Others @ Digit-Life Flexiglow Cyber Snipa Intelliscope Laser Gaming Mouse Review @ Tweaknews.net Blu-ray …

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