SEARCH

Lowell Heddings

Lowell Heddings, better known online as the How-To Geek, spends all his free time bringing you fresh geekery on a daily basis. You can follow him on if you'd like.

If your PC is infected with the Win 7 Anti-Spyware 2011 malware or something similar, you’ve come to the right place, because we’re going to show you how to get rid of it, and free your PC from the awful clutches of this insidious malware (and many others)

about 4 years ago - by  |  Comments (207)

Everybody loves a good prank… unless you are the one on the receiving end of the fun. It’s time to hone your pranking skills, not just to make sure you are the best, but so you can avoid being pranked by others.

about 4 years ago - by  |  Comments (69)

The upcoming version of OS X, also known as “Lion”, has a new feature that many people hate—scrolling on the trackpad is reversed, just like an iPad or iPhone. If you want this feature in Windows, it’s as simple as can be.

about 4 years ago - by  |  Comments (34)

Everybody always tells you to make sure that you are backing up your PC, but what does that really mean? And what files do you actually need to backup? Today we’ll walk you through the basics of backing up your PC, what you should back up, and why.

about 4 years ago - by  |  Comments (37)

A few months ago, we sent our ubergeeky writer Justin down to a Samsung event to check out their new line of Smart TVs, where he also created a video showing off how their search feature works. It’s worth watching, if for no other reason than to see how well he did.

about 4 years ago - by  |  Comments (1)

If you’re a fan of the great American author H.P. Lovecraft, this is a must-download. And if you’ve never read his work, here’s your chance—there’s versions that should work on almost every e-reader device.

about 4 years ago - by  |  Comments (10)

Firefox 4 has finally been released, and while it looks an awful lot like Opera, there’s no question that it’s faster, better, and an all-around great upgrade from 3.6. Here’s a couple of highlights.

about 4 years ago - by  |  Comments (87)

Hopefully you’ve got some automated backups for your PC. If not, you should really start doing so.

about 4 years ago - by  |  Comments (7)

You might not realize this, but there’s actually another icon hidden inside the Google Chrome executable file—and it’s a high-quality version of the same logo, but golden. Here’s how to use it.

about 4 years ago - by  |  Comments (28)

Everybody’s got that family member… the one that wants to jump in and help fix a PC, but screws it up every time.

about 4 years ago - by  |  Comments (3)

From the “It’s about time” department: Twitter has finally joined Facebook and Gmail with a new “Always Use HTTPS” option in the preferences. If you use the twitter.com site, you should enable it right now.

about 4 years ago - by  |  Comments (3)

Microsoft has released the final version of Internet Explorer 9, and there’s just one question you should be asking yourself: Should I bother installing it? Here’s everything you need to know about the latest release of Microsoft’s infamous browser.

about 4 years ago - by  |  Comments (95)

Clearly they should have switched their servers to Linux.

about 4 years ago - by  |  Comments (5)

Have you ever had to work on a PC from somebody who smokes? Open it up, and it’s just covered in dust. Very important to bring some compressed air with you.

about 4 years ago - by  |  Comments (10)

By the end of the year, this is going to be me.

about 4 years ago - by  |  Comments (3)

There should really be an app for that.

about 4 years ago - by  |  Comments (1)

But… Adobe Flash won’t stop crashing on me!

about 4 years ago - by  |  Comments (5)

Yeah, you wish.

about 4 years ago - by  |  Comments (9)

This is pretty much everybody in my family.

about 4 years ago - by  |  Comments (7)

All hail our spammer-killing overlords.

about 4 years ago - by  |  Comments (7)

Planning on buying the new iPad 2 when it comes out later today?

about 4 years ago - by  |  Comments (6)