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How to Fix LocalBridge.exe Bad Image Error 0x000012f on Windows 10

December 17, 2019 by Jack Tucker  

Despite being an effective OS, Windows occasionally can prompt popup messages of error and thus create a lot of problems for the users. Several users face LocalBridge.exe Bad image error 0xc000012f that prevents them from visiting several sections of the system, including the taskbar search box. Below we have gathered a proper workaround to fix these issues, so follow these steps carefully and fix the issue.

Through Disk Cleanup

In case you intend to fix the issue via Disk Cleanup, then go through the below-mentioned steps.

  • You should press Window + R key at once on your keyboard to launch the Run dialog section.
  • Thereafter, input ‘cleanmgr’ into the Run dialog section and select the OK button.
  • Go to drop-down section and select the drive whenever the operating system is full, i.e., ‘C: drive’.
  • You have to check the box of Recycle Bin, Setup log files, and Temporary files.
  • Go to the Clean up system files and click on it.
  • Once again choose the same partition of drive and wait for the process to wrap up.
  • Now, restart the device to apply the changes.

Run SFC Scan

If you would like to fix the issue through Run SFC scan, then abide by the given steps.

  • You should get access to the Run dialog section and input ‘cmd’ into it.
  • Thereafter, hold ‘Control + Shift + Enter’ keys at once on your keyboard to launch Command Prompt.
  • Select the Yes option on the UAC pop-up.
  • After that, go to the black screen and press Enter after typing the command: ‘sfc /scannow’.
  • You have to wait for the computer to get needed action, and it will take some time to finish.
  • Now, reboot the system and look for the error.

Through DISM Tool

In case you intend to fix the issue through DISM tool, then go through the below-mentioned steps.

  • Go to the taskbar search section and enter ‘cmd.exe’ into it.
  • On the results, move the cursor Command Prompt and choose the Run as administrator option. 
  • You should choose the Yes option when UAC shows up.
  • Later, copy and paste or enter the provided command line and hit the Enter key to proceed: DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth.
  • Finally, restart the device and check for the error.

Uninstall Defective Windows Update

If you would like to fix the issue through uninstall defective Windows update, then abide by the given steps.

  • Navigate to the taskbar section and enter ‘appwiz.cpl’ into it.
  • You should go to Programs and Features screen, select the ‘View installed updates’ option.
  • Check out the newest installed update and choose it.
  • Later, go to the first ribbon and select the Uninstall option.
  • Finally, pursue the steps and delete the update from the system.
  • Now, restart the PC.

JEANNE E. WINFIELD arrived on the cyber security scene in the early 2000s when virus and malware were still new and slowly evolving. Her longtime affair with writing with an interest in the cybersecurity industry, combined with her IT degree, has contributed to experience several aspects of security suite industry such as blogging at mcafee.com/activate.

Source : LocalBridge.exe Bad Image Error

Deleted Marvel Scenes added in Limited Edition Box of Marvel Infinity Saga

November 28, 2019 by Jack Tucker  

Similar to their content Marvel also delivers the same level of excitement to their fans, this time, they are coming with the project that will showcase the 20 never seen before scenes of their earlier films. The Infinity Saga is an upcoming Marvel film that will come with a box featuring 20 deleted scenes from the previous movies of Marvel Studios.

They released their first project back in 2008 with a consecutive number of films releasing every year worldwide. This will be the end of their 11th year, and they are in planning to say Merry Christmas and New year to everyone by releasing their 23rd film known as Infinity Saga. They have confirmed that they will show a tribute to the end of this saga by a huge box with all the movies created by Marvel. This limited period edition will contain all the 23 movies of Marvel, and it will be available on Blu-ray, Digital, and 4K, including Autographs of all the Six Avengers, a special message from Kevin Feign and much more.

As written above, there are several exclusive scenes available on the box movies that are never shown before. The excitement will take you back to watch all their films again to witness the deleted scenes. A piece of sad news for the Marvels fan is that Marvel has only made 4000 limited edition boxes. If you are eager to buy it, then you need to pay 500$ though the price made it rare. There are a lot of Marvels fans that can’t afford even to think about 500$ sum, and the distribution for them has already started. To cure your excitement, we have already written below the major deleted scenes that are added in the Infinity Saga box.

IRON MAN: Scene where Nick Fury talks about Mutants

The scene is added into the IRON MAN film in which Fury mentioned about Mutants directly to Tony started. In its previous version, he mentioned radioactive bug bites, “gamma accidents, and assorted mutants. This deleted scene is a quite humorous one as it disrespects the Spider-Man and the X-men, but now Marvel has changed this scene to sort of paying respect.

IRON MAN 2: Tony Stark’s father Howard Stark recorded message being played

After watching this scene you would wonder why Marvel removed this scene as it is entirely emotional and needed support for our hero. In the final version of the film, Marvel showed Howard Stark, a father, recording a message for Tony to show him in future, but eventually, the scene never showed. They just proceeded with the story to showcase his father holding Tony as a child in his arms. The scene is a must add up and now you can see it as well.

THOR: WARRIORS 3 first time on Earth

This scene is from the Thor movie when lady Sif and Warrior’s arrive in Mexico and Volstagg lifts a car to help a kid in bringing back his baseball. Then Volstagg said to his native Asgardians about the changes that Earth has been through for the last 1000 years and about his hungriness, which sniff out the kindness. After that, Volstagg witnessed two agents spying on them, then he climbs to the roof of a nearby building and knocks the agents out.

AVENGERS 2: CAPTAIN MARVEL appearing in the end

This is one of the most discussed scenes that has been deleted by the Marvels Studio, as they wanted to hide their original plan for Avengers: Age of Ultron’s ending. The scene is quite similar to that one as Captain America, and Black Widow entering Avenger’s headquarters to meet their new team. Everything remains the same till Scarlet Witch and Vision have a joint entrance rather than solo entrances. Captain Marvel appeared to mark her addition to the new Avengers team.

ANT-MAN: Deleted Bathroom scene

Several scenes can be an alternative to Scott Lang putting an Ant-Man suit in the bathroom. The scene shows Ant-Man going to his bathtub wearing the Ant-Man suit and deforming into the size of an ant. In the newly added scene, they have featured Scott’s impression of Travis Bickle from Taxi Driver movie. He acts like he is riding a bike or doing a C-3PO, playing guitar, and a bit of dancing in his bathroom. The scene is definitely funnier than the previous one.

JEANNE E. WINFIELD arrived on the cyber security scene in the early 2000s when virus and malware were still new and slowly evolving. Her longtime affair with writing with an interest in the cybersecurity industry, combined with her IT degree, has contributed to experience several aspects of security suite industry such as blogging at mcafee.com/activate.

Source : Deleted Marvel Scenes

Netflix Confirm “Anne With an E” Season 3 will be the Final Season

November 28, 2019 by Jack Tucker  

The final season of Moira Walley-Beckett‘s “Anne With an E” will premier on January 3, 2020, on Netflix. The famous series will end with the final season being season 3 as confirmed by Netflix through its Twitter account. The show is primarily based on Anne of Green Gables, a classic novel from 1908 by Lucy Maud Montgomery, which was later adapted by famous Emmy Award-winning writer and producer Moira Walley-Beckett. The first season of this show was telecast on CBC Television on 19, March 2017 and later, it was released worldwide on Netflix on May 12, 2017. 

The title character of the story is Anne Shirley, who is an orphan and is being portrayed by Amybeth McNulty in the show. The series revolves around the life adventures of Anne alongside her friends on the Green Gables farm. The show has gained a huge critical acclamation through the world, and Metacritic gave the show a score of 79, although the first season of the show was enough to intrigue fans’ towards it.

The fans are really shattered after the Netflix announcement for the series ending with the third season, which will be premier on January 3, 2020, worldwide. Netflix announced this news from its “See what’s Next” Twitter account. Although the final episode of the series was telecast on CBC Television on November 24. The worldwide final season will premier on January 3 on Netflix. However, no one knows the reason behind the shows quick ending, but the reason can mainly be a result of some sort of mess.

Although the fans of the series are burning the Twitter handle with a hashtag “#renewannewithane.” They are requesting other streaming services other than Netflix to stream the 4th season of the show. After seeing all this, the show creator Walley-Beckett in an interview thanked all the series fans for their love and support and further stated that she would forever miss the show. She went on to state pondering about writing a feature film for the finale of the show.

The realism that the series intended to show is often discussed by its fans and most like the children who relate their story with it. The show had addressed several real-life issues, such as the suffering of LGBTQ people and women in the real world, the power of an individualbullying, and prejudice. These issues were originally written by Lucy Maud Montgomery in 20 century though Moira Walley-Beckett helped to travel them to the minds of the 21st century. If we talk about the cast, all of them are quite fit into the life of characters they are portraying, specially Amybeth McNulty, who has extended her boundaries to match the experience of Anne. Maybe the show life ends in only three seasons, but all its fans will remember all its breathe for the rest of their life.

Source : Anne With an E

How to Move Dock from One Mac OS X Monitor to Another

November 19, 2019 by Jack Tucker  

Moving Dock from one Mac device to another Mac monitor seems like a difficult task; however, it is not. This feature is available on Mac devices running on Mac OS X’s various versions like Mavericks and EI Capitan. A lot of features have vanished as they are much older in their variants, but Mac OS X provides many new features like shifting the Dock from one display to the other. 

Mac and other multiple desktops

After the release of the Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks, the Mac Dock could be viewed on other plugged displays in which the Mac is connected via the cord. The primary bar will be visible on your currently active monitor only; all the rest will show the inactive mode, looks gray.

Shifting the Dock to other Monitors

Follow these steps to know how we can manage and shift the Dock to other displays:

  1. First of all, shift your mouse or the trackpad to the non-primary monitor. Move your mouse cursor to your desired monitor.
  2. Then navigate your mouse cursor to the lowermost portion of your screen, most probably on that place where Mac’s Dock should show on the Mac screen.
  3. Wait for some time until the Dock appears on your display just below the cursor.
  4. Now your Dock is prepared fully to run on the new display. 

Modifying the main screen 

The procedures of changing the primary display might have changed slightly over time, as various editions of Mac OS X has released. However, the basic procedures remain as it is. Follow these steps to know how we can modify the primary display over your Mac OS X:

  1. Firstly, hit the “Apple” icon.
  2. Then you have to tap the “System Preferences” tab.
  3. Next, you have to tap on the “Displays” option.
  4. Once the Displays window expands, hit the “Arrangement” option.
  5. Press the white-colored panel located at the uppermost portion of your primary display’s logo.
  6. Then press it and drag it to the display section.
  7. In case you wish to arrange and adjust your displays, you may press and then drag it’s icon around till they match your physical display left to right modification, adjustment, and arrangements.
  8. The menu bar is available in all the versions of the monitors since the release of Mavericks OS used to identify the primary display of the monitor.

Extending the Primary Screen Display

The Mac OS X enables you to maximize the primary screen to your external display. Follow these steps to know its process:

  1. Tap on the “Apple” icon.
  2. Then choose the “System Preferences” option.
  3. Hit on the “Displays” tab.
  4. Look for the box of mirror display. If you found it checked, then uncheck it.

Mathew Anderson is a Microsoft Office expert and has been working in the technical industry since 2002. As a technical expert, Mathew has written technical blogs, manuals, white papers, and reviews for many websites such as office.com/setup.

Source : Mac OS

5 Best Android Anti-Theft Apps To Find Your Lost Phone

June 24, 2019 by Jack Tucker  

The thought of losing your phone might give you shudders. To ease that stress, it is better to take some precautions. For instance, you can get an anti-theft app for your Android phone. So let’s check out the 5 best anti-theft apps for Android.

1. Find My Device

This is one Google’s best apps. It helps you find your phone remotely. You can find your lost device by tracking, ringing a loud alarm, locking or freezing it remotely.

To use the “Find My Device” app follow the below steps:

  1. Download the Find My Device app from Google Play Store.
  2. Open the app and then sign in with your Google account.
  3. Always keep the mobile data and location on (Antitheft mostly works when the location and data is turned on).
  4. Follow the onscreen instructions if there are any, and then you are safe.

Now you can use your other phone to track it. If you don’t have another smartphone, then you can also use your PC, to see the current location of your device.

2. Avast Mobile Security

Avast Mobile Security isn’t an ordinary antivirus; it has a robust anti-theft system which has a lot of features that are helpful to find and protect a device which is stolen or lost. A user can remotely ring alarms and sirens, track device, and can control the lost smartphone remotely. You will have to buy a subscription to get this feature.

3. Cerberus 

It is a third party app which is built to access a lost or stolen device remotely. This app has almost every feature that is needed when a phone gets stolen. It can locate, track, lock, sound alarm, upload call logs, and can wipe SD card or internal storage. It can secretly capture photos and record videos of the one who has your device. It can also record audio through the phone’s microphone secretly in the background. Cerberus comes with seven days of a free trial, and you can continue to use it with a paid subscription.

4. Prey

Prey is a cross-device anti-theft software which is installed in various devices. It can track laptops, tablets, and other devices. It allows you to set a geo-fencing area, and whenever it breached, Prey will show you an alert in your another Prey-linked device. You can see the location, take photos of a person who steals your device, and can lock it remotely.

5. Anti-Theft Alarm

As you can know about it by its name, it will ring a loud siren in certain circumstances. You can set some conditions to sound its alarm such as moved from its place, if the sim card is removed or replaced or someone unplugs the phone from charging. The siren can also be started remotely, and it won’t stop unless the thief removes the battery or throws it away.

Tim Cross is from Ohio USA. Before he started writing blogs he went through various occupations such as teaching, programming and travelling. But his favorite job is writing blogs for antivirus technology for McAfee.com/Activate

Source : 5 Best Android Anti-Theft Apps To Find Your Lost Phone

How to Enhance Performance on a Linux Environment

June 24, 2019 by Jack Tucker  

Linux can be a whole different world for the ones who are used to the Windows environment. It is an open-source operating system, which has been loved by a lot of people since this OS was released in 1991. In the early 2000s, Linux was associated with the LAMP web development stack. This operating system is based on the Unix ecosystem. If we consider the critical difference between the Linux operating system and Windows, Linux offers a command line interface rather than a Graphical User Interface.

The experience of using the command line environment is much different than the Windows environment. You usually click on icons on Windows, but you need to operate Linux through various commands. Linux will be no less than a foreign language for those familiar with Windows user-interface.  It is a powerful and versatile platform for using, though it will be hard initially. Once you get used to it, the result will be worth it.

Linux is famous all around the world because it can be ideally be used for various purposes, not only as an operating system. It is ideal for CMS or CRS server, office intranet server or web server, domain or mail server, and more. For using Linux smoothly, you need to follow the tips given below.

1. Disable unwanted components

There are a lot of background services and components that come with Linux. Though not all of them required. They take extra space in CPU and consume RAM and hence the best solution is disable them. Once you disable these services, you can decrease startup time as well as free up memory. You can remove up to 120 MB of RAM after you disable the dedicated software packages.

2. Get the system updates from time to time

Linux also provides a considerable number of distributions, like CentOS, Fedora, Mint, Ubuntu, and more. However, its most renowned version is Ubuntu. With every release, exclusive fixes and security patches are included. And, you must get the recent version of any platform of Linux that you are comfortable with. By doing this, you make sure all the applications, clients, and services run smoothly and securely. Sandbox is highly recommended for testing updates and detecting any potential issues.

3. Disable GUI if you don’t need it

GUI isn’t necessary as everything can be operated smoothly through command-line. It also saves memory and CPU cycles as well when you have no GUI on Linux territory. For the windows users, however, no GUI can be a foreign concept. If you want to disable GUI, you must set “init level” to 3 instead of 5. But still, if required, it can be initiated manually through startx. 

4. Keep the TCP protocol optimized

For improving network among applications that demand constant connectivity, it is essential to keep TCP protocol tuned. Those who access large TCP Linux sizes for connection over wide-area networks especially need to consider this. As this tweak helps improve data transfer rates.

So, these are a few of the best tips for enhancing performance on a Linux environment!

Raven Cross has been writng books and magazine for different book publishers and print media before shifting to digital media in 2007. He writes about Internet, latest changes in Antivirus softwares such as McAfee.com/Activate, Artificial Intelligence and robotics on his different blogs.

Source : How to Enhance Performance on a Linux Environment