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3-20-2010 7-30-32 AM

Hide Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware Annoying Popup Balloon Notifications

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Malwarebytes Anti-Malware is a great program for anti-malware protection.  It boasts the ability to thoroughly remove even the most advanced malware using a built in protection monitor that blocks malicious processes before they even start.  With the latest version they included an IP blocking feature that will prevent a user from visiting a potentially dangerous website.  Also, if a Trojan is executed on an infected system and it tries to download a payload, that payload will be BLOCKED by the IP blocking module.

However, the popups get annoying after a while and there is no built in feature to block the balloon notifications.  Here’s a fix to hide the annoying popup balloon notifications.  Right click on the start button and do properties. Make sure you’re on the task bar tab and next to “hide inactive icons” click the customize button. Then find Malwarebytes program and do  “always hide”.  This will prevent the notifications from popping up and annoying you but will still allow the program to run in the background.

3-10-2010 10-46-25 PM

Find Up Time In Windows 7 and Windows XP

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System up time is the amount of time a system has been powered on since the last reboot.  It’s an important figure because it gives the admin an idea of how long a system has been on.  It may not be as important for a deskop user but for a server it can aid in the troubleshooting process.


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In other versions of Windows like Windows XP it was as simple as running a command prompt and typing:


C:\Documents and Settings\admin>systeminfo | find "Up Time"
System Up Time:  9 Days, 4 Hours, 25 Minutes, 18 Seconds

The “| find “Up Time””  just searches the output to display the system up time information.

In Windows 7 however, they changed it.  It’s not called “System Up Time” anymore but “System Boot Time”.  So you would run the systeminfo command with “System Boot Time” after the pipe as follows:

C:\Users\admin>systeminfo | find “System Boot Time”
System Boot Time:          3/11/2010, 5:04:17 PM

Notice when you run it this way it just shows the time and date of when you booted the computer not the actual hours its been on.

There is another way in Windows 7 to have the actual running time.  Right click on the task bar and select “Task Manager”.  Under the “performance” tab under “system” it  now shows you the “Up Time”.   See the pic below.  This shows you the number of days, hours, minutes, and seconds.  As you can see my computer has been on for 7 days, 13 hours, 37 minutes since i rebooted it.  What’s your  up time?

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