HijackThis. How to use

What is HijackThis

HijackThis is a utility developed by Trend Micro which serves for malware detection and removal. Its number one purpose is to detect and remove browser-hijackers (intrusive self-launching web pages and pseudo search engines) from Chrome, Firefox, IE and other web browsers.  Continue reading

How to Set a Static IP-Address for Wi-Fi on Android 10, 9, 8

If you encounter problems while using DHCP (auto IP obtaining) on Android you might need to manually set a static IP-address.  You may also decide to assign a static address to your Android phone if you want to use a specific IP on a Wi-Fi network but don’t want to set up the IP reservation on your access point or if you don’t have access to the router settings. You can easily revert the network setting to its default state at any time and continue using DHCP. Here is how to set a static IP-address on a phone or tablet running Android 4 to 10 version. We will illustrate the article using screenshots from Samsung Galaxy One UI 2.0 (Galaxy S20, S10), One UI 1.1 (S9), Samsung Experience (S7), old Touchwiz (Ace 3) and stock Android 8 to 10 version (Google Pixel).

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How to Block Unknown (Hidden, Private) Numbers on Android

Private Number calling how to block hidden unknown numbers

As you might know, nearly a half of all incoming calls are spam nowadays. Telemarketers use various tricks to get to you: sometimes they change the phone number to a local one, another time they try to hide the number to make you curious about who is calling you from private number and answer. The only goal, as a rule, is to sell you some product or service. In most cases it is reasonable to block anonymous callers, especially on your child’s mobile phone. In the latter case, you should do your best to protect children from the threats and evil jokes that often come from unidentified callers. First of all, you should always remember one simple thing: if you get an incoming call and the number is hidden, the callers have certain reasons to stay anonymous. Personally I never answer calls with “No caller ID” and try to block them if my current phone gives me such an option.

Here is our step-by-step guide on how to block annoying calls from unknown phone numbers on Android. We will show how to do this on various devices running different versions of Google’s OS. The guide will be helpful to get rid of annoying spam calls from unknown callers. Continue reading