home folder – Can I delete avast in programdata?

I have a avast software folder in my programdata and I’m pretty sure it’s junk, I already uninstalled avast through control panel/deleting so should I delete the avast folder in programdata? I do have admin permissions but my issue is if it is safe and should I do it, my programdata folder has a lot of gigabytes so I should probably delete unneeded junk.

samsung – Home button reopens the app instead of showing the launcher

I am using a Samsung Galaxy A41 (Android 10, One UI 2.5) , and I am experiencing a strange behaviour: sometimes when I press the home button, instead of going to the launcher, the current app reopens itself.

As far as I remember, the problem started after installing Niagara Launcher and Sesame; I was actually convinced that the problem was in the launcher itself, but after uninstalling both the launcher (moving back to Nova Launcher) and Sesame, the problem still happens.

I have not found any pattern for it: it happens with different apps, and randomly. I’ve tried to change the navbar (buttons vs gestures), remove accessibility permissions to apps.

networking – Home network including Mac mini as DNS and DHCP server

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As the sketch suggests, I’m trying to design a home network using a Mac mini as a DNS and DHCP server. My idea is to have the ISP router only act as Gateway to the internet. Since the Mac mini only has one ethernet connection, I was thinking to put a switch between the ISP router and Mac + Ubiquiti AP.

My question is, could a configuration like the above work? Or would I require some other configuration? I do not want the wireless devices to get IPs from the ISP router. I have disabled the Wifi on that one as well. How can I make sure that the AP hands out IPs on the Mac’s subnet and not on the ISP router’s subnet?

Thanks in advance!

home screen shortcuts – Add Maps-URL to homescreen

How can I add a shortcut with this url to my Homescreen?


When I open this URL in Chrome, the Maps Application starts and shows the desired page/activity. But because of this instant redirect from Chrome to Maps it’s impossible to use chrome’s builtin add-to-homescreen feature for this type of URL.

The final Shortcut should open the Maps-App as Chrome already does. The final shortcut may open my browser just for the redirect into Maps, so a simple URL-Shortcut should be fine.

I tried QuickshortcutMaker but it does not offer to add URLs.

home screen – Get homescreen icons back to normal size

My dads phone (google pixel 4a, latest android version) seems to have changed the size of the icons on the homescreen while in his pocket. Is it somehow possible to get this back to normal?

We have so far tried the following things:

  • check display & font size in the accessibility menu is set to default
  • there is no option to customize the icon size by holding an empty spot in the screen
  • we werent able to find an option to change the grid layout on the homescreen

There is no custom theme/homescreen/launcher installed

Large icons on homescreen

malware – Help! My home PC has been infected by a virus! What do I do now?

I’m sorry to hear you’ve got a computer virus. Fortunately, thousands of people deal with virus infections daily, and in most cases, the computer and all data can be restored. By following good online practice you can avoid future infections.

There are two main approaches for removing a virus:

  • Use anti-virus software to perform a “deep scan and clean”.
  • Wipe and reinstall the computer – colloquially known as “nuke from orbit”.

Using anti-virus software is quicker and easier, but has a greater risk that the virus will silently remain and cause problems later. Wiping and reinstalling is recommended for knowledgeable users. It is normally possible to keep all your data while doing this.

Using anti-virus software

If you do not have anti-virus software already there are various free options (e.g. Windows Defender, AVG Free) and many paid options (e.g. Symantec Endpoint Protection, Kaspersky Internet Security).

Make sure the anti-virus software is up-to-date.

You can then run a full scan of your computer. Some AV software calls this a deep scan. If any viruses are found, you will get the option to quarantine the affected file.

Some advanced viruses have the ability to hide from anti-virus software. To cope with this, some AV software has the ability to “scan on boot”. The AV runs before Windows starts, and in this mode, the virus is crippled, allowing the AV software to more effectively remove it. Once complete you can boot into Windows as normal. Other AV software allows you to create a boot disk instead of “scan on boot”.

The precise instructions for all this depend on your anti-virus software. Consult the manual for further information.

Wipe and reinstall

The basic idea is to copy all your data onto an external hard drive, then reinstall Windows. This will give you a blank – and hopefully uninfected – Windows installation. You will then need to reinstall all your software, restore all your data, and customise the settings you had before.

Before you start, make sure you have installation media and license codes for all your commercial software. If necessary, you can extract a Windows and Office product key from your installation. You can also download disk images from Microsoft – provided you have a product key.

You need to carefully backup all your data onto an external hard drive. It can be difficult to get everything. People often forget their address book and bookmarks. This is a stressful point, because once you start reinstalling Windows, you lose the ability to recover further data. As an alternative, you can buy a new hard disk, and put the old hard disk in a USB enclosure like this.

You then need to reinstall Windows, all your other software, then restore your data and settings.

Avoiding reinfection

You must follow basic security practice:

  • Keep all software up-to-date. Secunia PSI helps you check software is up-to-date.
  • Run anti-virus software, and keep it up-to-date.
  • Enable the firewall (this is on by default in recent Windows versions)

Beyond this, you need to exercise care. It is difficult to explain precisely how to do this, but here is some basic guidance:

  • Be careful where you click.
  • Be especially careful when downloading software. Every exe file you download gets full access to your computer.
  • Take care with removable media. Some viruses have executable files that look like folder icons. But if you click them, you will be infected.
  • Take care with shared drives, which may be on a NAS, or in cloud storage like DropBox.

While your computer had a virus, it is possible that all your passwords have been captured. You should at least change your passwords for online accounts that are important to you, e.g. web mail, social media, online banking. It usually isn’t necessary to change low value passwords for forums and e-commerce sites.

It’s also possible that credit card numbers have been compromised if you have used them on this computer. I believe this is fairly rare, and changing your cards is a (modest) hassle. Instead, hold on to your cards, keep a close eye on your statements and change the cards if fraud occurs.

If you’ve followed this through to the end, well done! It is not an easy process, and you will hopefully have recovered from the infection. Take care online – but don’t be afraid of your computer.

home button – How to reenable the old android google translate feature to translate everything on screen?

Few years ago on my android was possible keeping pressed the home button, to activate a feature that would allow to translate everything on screen. Unfortunately in a subsequent update google decided to replace that awesome functionality with the useless google assistant. Do you know how I can do to get that back? I know it is possible to update screenshots but that it is a way more cumbersome process.

macos – iPad as Mac Display: How to return to Mac desktop from iPad home screen?

I’m using my iPad as a secondary display. The menu bar icon on my Mac is blue (active), my Mac desktop is on the iPad.

I press the iPad’s home button. I’m now on the iPad’s home screen. The Mac is still connected, the menu bar icon is still blue.

How can I quickly return to viewing my Mac desktop on the iPad?


$70 App Home page design, 48 Hrs

Hello Guys

I want to change the home of my App called Cowema Annonce. This App is a plateform where people come to buy and sell used and new stuffs (cloth, choes, computers, houses, etc.). I need a nice design, clean and unique.

Our Current home page looks like this https://i.imgur.com/yBmkHkw.png

Here is the mockup of the new home page https://i.imgur.com/cpz1AbF.png. As you see, the new home page is like a 3 in 1 style: Petite Annonce (classify Ads), Vendre (SELL), Acheter (BUY)… each show different containt but the look and feel is the same.

Here is the logo of the comapny https://i.imgur.com/EJ1qq9d.jpg

We want the new home page to look different
Search bar has to look clean and attrack users to search for items
Color: no more than three colors, use logo green color as primary color
Size: normal smartphone screen size
Please post in the threads, no PM.

The Winner of this Contest will design 2 additional pages for an extra $100

Good luck