One of the first things you might notice in Windows 7 is the addition of the new Gadgets and Screen Resolution items to the context menu. The only problem is that you might not really want them there—so we’ll explain how to get rid of them.
One of the more annoying features of Windows Vista was UAC (User Account Control) popping up and asking permission for about everything. Now in Windows 7 it is a lot more manageable and today we take a look at how to manage it or completely disable it too.
During your excitement to try out Windows 7 you might get stuck and need the help of a friend or colleague. Here we will take a look at using Windows Remote Assistance to allow someone you trust to connect to your computer and help troubleshoot the problem.
During our series about how much of a problem Malware can be, we took a look at three of the top utilities that can eliminate it. However, we would be remiss if we didn’t cover another top trusted choice out there called SuperAntiSpyware which can detect and remove over a million threats.
Needing a small but effective app for shredding files on your computer system? Now you can have small and effective with Moo0 File Shredder.
We shown you how careless downloading can infect you with spyware, how to clean it up with Spybot or Ad-Aware, and in the final part of our series we’ll illustrate how to use Malwarebytes to remove all that crapware from your PC.
Earlier this week, we showed you just how much of a problem spyware really is, then we showed you how to clean it up with Spybot—and in today’s lesson we’ll show you how you could have cleaned up the mess with Ad-Aware 2009.
First we showed you how easily your computer can become infected with spyware, crapware, and other unwanted software—and today we’ll show you how to clean your system with Spybot Search & Destroy.
Have you ever wondered how malware, spyware, scareware, crapware, or other undesirable software might get on a computer? First we’ll illustrate how easily your system can be infected, and then we’ll show you how to clean it up.
When your troubleshooting a computer it is always nice to have a systems diagnostic tool at the ready. Today we take a look at ESET’s SysInspector, which is an extremely detailed diagnostic tool for Windows that helps technicians diagnose problems.
VirtualBox from Sun is a great free virtual machine that lets you run multiple operating systems on your PC. Today we take a look at installing the Guest Additions feature which provides enhanced performance of the guest operating system.
Needing or wanting to use Incognito Mode every time you browse the internet, but tired of always having to manually switch over? Now you can start in Incognito Mode automatically every time you open your browser.
Looking for a way to filter web content in Firefox to help keep your family from being exposed to less than desirable content on the Internet? Now you can with the ProCon Latte extension for Firefox.
Looking for an easy way to start and stop Private Browsing Mode in Firefox? With Toggle Private Browsing, you can switch back and forth with a single toolbar button.
Anybody using the very popular Google Reader Notifier extension for Firefox should probably remove it immediately, as it is now tracking your browsing and displaying ads in your status bar without your consent. Despicable.
Have you visited a website and wondered where it really was located? Now you can know the true location regardless of the address displayed in the Address Bar with Flagfox.
If you are interested in trying out the newest version of Digsby, use caution during installation so you don’t end up with a bunch of extra junk software you don’t need. Today we will show you what to avoid and also where to download the clean version that doesn’t include the extra hassles.
You just clicked through to a website and realized that it was one you wish you had not visited. Now the website is in your browser’s history (ouch!) and you need to remove it. Here is how you clean up that “little history problem”.
Microsoft Security Essentials (previously code named Morro) beta was released yesterday and here we are going to take a look at what you can expect. This latest security offering from Redmond is an Antivirus utility meant to run alongside Windows Defender and Firewall to take the place of their discontinued OneCare.
Have you been bombarded with spammers on Live Messenger telling you to check out some Look9683 spammer site? The good news is that you can completely block them, but sadly they won’t actually feel physical pain.
If the new Location-Aware Browsing (a.k.a. Geolocation) feature in Firefox 3.5 makes you worried about your privacy, you can turn the feature off with a simple about:config tweak.
Looking for a way to watch premium sports and entertainment television on your PC? Today we look at StreamTorrent, which is a free tool for streaming to unlimited users with serverless peer to peer technology.
The problem is having two or more PC’s and having to go back and forth between workstation. Input Director solves the problem by allowing you to control multiple Windows systems with only one keyboard and mouse on the Master PC.
This article was written by Asian Angel, the newest member of the How-To Geek writing team.
The BitLocker feature was introduced in Windows Vista and allowed you to encrypt the content of your hard drive. Now in Windows 7 they offer BitLocker To Go which allows you to encrypt portable USB flash drives.