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HTG Explains: When Should You Use Encryption?

More operating systems are including encryption by default, which is fine. But, if your operating system doesn’t, you probably don’t need to start encrypting everything with third-party software.

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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The Beginner’s Guide to Parallels Desktop 10 for OS X

Even if you are a Mac user, there’s a strong chance that you will need to use Windows applications at some point. Luckily there are great virtual machine solutions out there to help you do that easily.

by about 12 hours ago

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How to View the Source Code of a Chrome Extension

Every Chrome extension that you install on your computer is actually constructed out of a special zip file that contains files and folders of Javascript code and other resources. The great thing is that you can actually look into the source code of an extension and see what it is really doing.

by about 1 hour ago

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How to See a List of Your Recently Opened Files in Windows

Whether you need to check what files were recently opened on your computer for backup reasons or if you want to see what someone else was opening on your computer, the OSFV tool comes in handy. Today we will discuss what the tool is and how you can use it to see what files were recently opened in Windows.

by about 3 days ago

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How to Quickly Create a Text File Using the Command Line in Linux

If you’re a keyboard person, a lot of things can be accomplished simply using the command line. For example, there are a few easy-to-use methods for creating text files, should you need to do so.

by about 1 hour ago

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How to Disable Window Transparency in OS X Yosemite

If you don’t like the new transparent window effects in OS X Yosemite, you can easily disable them… or at least tone them down quite a bit.

by about 14 days ago

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How to Easily Hide the Unity Launcher in Ubuntu 14.04

You may like using the Unity Launcher in Ubuntu 14.04, but you may not like it taking up room on your desktop. However, there is a way to have the Unity Launcher automatically hide when you’re not using it.

by about 1 hour ago

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How to Easily Add and Remove Programs in Ubuntu 14.04

If you use Windows, you are probably familiar with the Add/Remove Programs tool in the Windows control panel. It lists the programs currently installed on your system and provides an easy method for uninstalling them with only a few clicks.

by about 1 hour ago

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Running Windows Apps/Games on a Mac using Wineskin

Wine serves as a bridge between Windows and Unix based systems. Though there are numerous ways of getting Windows applications to run on a Mac, this is the classic and most convenient route. It creates a wrapper, allowing you to run apps from within. Here is how you can run Windows apps on a Mac using Wine.

by about 22 days ago

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How to Add Settings Shortcut Widgets to the Home Screen in Android

You probably have some settings that you access on a regular basis. Instead of going into the Settings app on the status bar every time, you can create shortcut widgets to specific locations in the Settings app for one-click access.

by about 22 days ago

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How to Install Python on Windows

If you are looking for a simple application to learn programming or if you are an experienced software author, you can benefit from using the highly versatile and functional programming tool called Python.

by about 23 days ago
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