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How AutoRun Malware Became a Problem on Windows, and How It Was (Mostly) Fixed

Thanks to bad design decisions, AutoRun was once a huge security problem on Windows. AutoRun helpfully allowed malicious software to launch as soon as you inserted discs and USB drives into your computer.

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Beginner: How to Install Google Chrome in Ubuntu 14.04

If you’ve tried to install Google Chrome in Ubuntu Linux, you may have noticed that it’s not available in the Ubuntu Software Center. However, it’s easy to download a package file for Google Chrome and install it on your system, and we’ll show you how.

by about 16 hours ago

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How to Copy and Paste Text into the Linux Terminal

When you enter a long command into the Terminal window that you found on the web or in a document, you can save yourself some time by easily copying and pasting the command at the prompt.

by about 2 days ago

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How to Convert the Unity Launcher into a Dock-Style Launcher

The Unity Launcher in Ubuntu is locked to the left side of the screen. If you would rather have a launcher at the bottom of the screen, there is a way to convert the Unity Launcher into a dock-style launcher at the bottom of the screen.

by about 8 hours ago

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How to Login to OS X Yosemite Automatically Without a Password

If you have a computer at home and there’s nobody else around, there really isn’t any reason to login every single time you need to use it. Luckily you can easily set OS X to login automatically.

by about 12 days ago

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How to Disable Automatic App Updates in Android

By default, Android apps downloaded from the Google Play Store are automatically updated. If you would rather review the updates and any new or changed permissions associated with the updates, you can choose to disable automatic updates.

by about 14 days ago

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How to Add Another Google Account to Your Android Device

If you’re using an Android phone or tablet, you know that you need to add a Google account to the device to use it. However, you can add more than one Google account to your device.

by about 15 days ago

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How to Quickly Cut a Clip From a Video File with Avidemux

Whether you’re cutting out the boring parts of your vacation video or getting a hilarious scene for an animated GIF, Avidemux provides a quick and easy way to cut clips from any video file.

by about 15 days ago

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How to Reset the Windows Firewall Rules to Default

The built-in Windows firewall is an important part of your system security, but over time, more and more applications end up being allowed through the firewall. Luckily there’s an easy way to reset all the settings to default again.

by about 8 hours ago

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How to Use the Diskpart Utility to Assign and Remove Drive Letters

The Disk Management tool in Windows gives you an easy-to-use graphical interface to dealing with partitions and drive letters, but what if you want to just quickly change a drive letter on the command prompt? The diskpart utility makes it easy.

by about 22 days ago

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How to Lock Screen Orientation in Android

The screen on your Android device switches between portrait and landscape mode in response to the way you hold the device when you run certain apps. Some devices, such as Google Nexus devices, the home screen switches screen orientation automatically by default.

by about 23 days ago

HOW-TO GEEK SCHOOL

This How-To Geek School series will teach you how to use SysInternals tools like a pro, and even the most hard-core geeks will probably learn something new. Join us as we take a deep dive into SysInternals.


  1. What Are the SysInternals Tools and How Do You Use Them?
  2. Understanding Process Explorer
  3. Using Process Explorer to Troubleshoot and Diagnose
  4. Understanding Process Monitor
  5. Using Process Monitor to Troubleshoot and Find Registry Hacks
  6. Using Autoruns to Deal with Startup Processes and Malware
  7. Using BgInfo to Display System Information on the Desktop
  8. Using PsTools to Control Other PCs from the Command Line
  9. Analyzing and Managing Your Files, Folders, and Drives
  10. Wrapping Up and Using the Tools Together
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