The Parental Controls feature is a valuable tool for controlling the amount of time your children spend on the computer and the programs they’re using. Today we take a look at how to setup and use Parental Controls in Windows 7.
Sure seems like you hear the words “IE Security Hole” a lot, doesn’t it? Now there’s yet another security hole, and a malicious website could use it to get access to your files—it’s not a good thing, but here’s some quick tips to protect yourself.
Once you have your Windows Home Server set up, you’ll want to add users and control the content they have access to. Here we take a look at how to add a new user, determine their access to shared folders, and how to disable or remove a user.
Do you need an easy way to view the Flash Cookies on your computer? See how easy it is not only to view those cookies but manage and/or remove them with Flash Cookies View.
How-To Geek reader Kan wrote in with a full guide to getting rid of the nasty wmpscfgs.exe virus, and we figured we should just share it with everybody, just in case anybody else comes across the same problem in the future.
Have you been eager to try out Google’s new URL shortening service and add it into Chrome? Now you can do both very easily with the goo.gl shortener extension.
If you have a PC infected with Security Tool, you’re probably reading this article so you can understand how to get rid of it. Thankfully we’ve got the instructions to help you get rid of this virus.
If you’re a user of Internet Explorer 8 either by choice or due to work requirements, you might be tired of seeing the annoying Suggested Sites feature in the Favorites Bar. Today we show you how to disable Suggested Sites and remove it from the Toolbar.
If you have a PC infected with Internet Security 2010, you’re probably reading this article so you can understand how to get rid of it. Thankfully we’ve got the instructions to help you get rid of this awful thing.
If you’ve ever let someone borrow your computer you might not want them to open your active minimized windows. Today we take a look at a free utility that will allow you to lock them down so they can’t be opened.
Are you looking for a way to keep your computer, settings, and files safe around young children that love to “play” with the keyboard? Then you will want to take a look at KidSafe.
If you have a PC infected with Advanced Virus Remover, you’ll probably find that this is a tough one to get rid of. Thankfully we’ve got the instructions to help you defeat this terrible virus.
If you have a home or small office network with computers in several locations, you may want to work on them all from one machine. Today we take a look at the Remote Desktop feature in Windows that allows you to connect to each computer on the network in XP, Vista, and Windows 7.
If you’ve got a PC infected with malware, spyware, or rogue/fake antivirus applications, the best tool for removing them is the free SUPERAntiSpyware Portable edition. Here at How-To Geek HQ, this is the tool we use to clean nasty infections like Antivirus Live.
If you or somebody you know was recently infected because they were tricked into opening a fake shipping label in an email, there’s a quick and easy way to get rid of it. At least, these are the steps that worked on our test machine.
Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE) is the free anti-malware utility of choice here at How-To Geek because it is light on system resources and effective. Here we have a quick tip which will allow your MSE scans to execute more quickly by excluding certain file types.
There are a lot of services these days that let you store files in “the cloud” and access them from virtually anywhere. These services are extremely handy, but what if you need a mobile operating system as well? Today we take a look at a couple of online operating systems that let you store your files and work on them as well.
If you’ve got a PC infected by the Antivirus Live virus, you’ve got a tough job ahead of you to remove it. And we’ve got the instructions to help.
If you have a shared or public computer that several people use, you might want to restrict access to it’s drives to prevent users from deleting important data. Today we look at restricting access to some or all drives on the machine using Local Group Policy.
Once again, Adobe has confirmed a gigantic security hole in their buggy, bloated, and completely insecure Adobe PDF Reader application. This isn’t the first time, either—it’s like a non-stop barrage of security holes from Adobe products.
Frustrated with never feeling quite certain where a shortened URL is pointing? Now you can see just where those links are directing you with the Verify Redirect extension for Firefox.
Do you want an easy way to see where shortened URLs really lead to in your favorite browser? Then you will want to take a look at the Long URL Please Bookmarklet.
Do you want an easy way to deal with all the cookies in your browser? See how quick and simple it can be with the CookieKiller extension for Firefox.
To help secure your new Windows 7 machine, you might want to take a look at changing the Guest account name. Today we take a look at how to rename the Guest account which will help prevent unauthorized access of your machine.