<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot4cca47ec7c5c7.jpg" />The latest version of system cleaning application CCleaner is out, with a lot of new changes under the hood like 64-bit support, cleaning HTML5 local storage, a drive wiper tool, and better support for Internet Explorer 9 and Google Chrome.
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot4cc8f1aba038e.jpg" />There’s bound to be data on your computer that you want to protect from hackers, nosy friends, or curious colleagues. Encrypting your computer drive protects you from intruders, and here’s a couple of different ways to secure your data.
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot4cc7a29004853.jpg" />Anytime you’re making connections to anything outside of your network, security should be a concern, and this is doubly true for users of BitTorrent, who are getting data from all sorts of unknown sources. Here’s how to protect yourself.
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/wp-content/sguploads/2010/10/sshot4caccb5310a98-server.jpg" />VPN-ing into your server will allow you to connect to every possible service running on it, as if you were sitting next to it on the same network, without individually forwarding every port combination for every service you would like to access remotely.
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot4cb2e8297020d.jpg" />Sometimes you need to use a VPN connection to grant access to remote network resources and for that you use a VPN, but if you don't want all of your client traffic to go through the VPN link, you'll need to setup your VPN to connect in "split tunnel" mode. Here's how to do it on Ubuntu.
Recently a reader asked me why she wasn’t supposed to write down her passwords—which is a very good question. Ignoring all the geeky password manager talk, why can’t a home user write down passwords? Let’s examine thi...
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot4cac47aa6fdf9.jpg" />If you want to manually restore a specific section of the registry from a previous System Restore snapshot, or access some specific keys from an older version of the registry, you can do so by getting access to those files and then exporting sections from them. Here’s how to do it in Windows 7 or Vista.
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot4ca968fcbbcbb.jpg" />With a Windows computer there are several maintenance tasks you should run on a regular basis, though most of us forget. Here’s how to automate the most important maintenance tasks in XP, Vista & Windows 7.
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-09-28-1-00-51-33.jpg" />Here at How-To Geek, we’ve covered many different ways to reset your password for Windows—but what if you can't reset your password? It’s time to crack the password instead.
When you're running production servers, the one thing you don't want to do is upgrade the kernel every time a new update comes out. Why? Because that's the only Linux update operation that requires a reboot once it's done—and in a production environment you often can't have downtime.
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-08-30-[14-54-13].jpg" />Before remote software, helping your friends and family with computer problems often meant hours on the phone trying to remember what a menu looked like or where a file was saved. Here we look at helping them remotely with TeamViewer.
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-08-28-1-03-32-57.jpg" />So you’re about to setup your new Windows 7 PC into your Homegroup when you realized that you have no idea what the password is. How do you find it? It’s actually pretty simple, if you know where to look.
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-08-30-[19-56-33].jpg" class="widepic" />If you’ve moved from XP to Windows 7, this might be the first time you’ve had access to Media Center. Here we’ve created a guide for our best tips, tricks, and tutorials for using Windows 7 Media Center.
By default Outlook will block images in HTML formatted email until you allow them to be downloaded. This is due to possible malicious code that may be included. Here is how to always accept images from trusted senders.
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/Copy of sshot-2010-08-23-[19-53-53].jpg" class="widepic" />If you have a Netbook or Laptop that you would like to use on a Public Wi-Fi hotspot, there are security precautions you need to take. Here we look at keeping your computer secure at public Wi-Fi hotspots.
<img src="http://productivegeek.com/public/thumbnails/sshot-2010-08-18-1-06-02-00.jpg" />The computer is a powerful educational tool for children. Despite the many benefits that computer offers to children, it also has the potential to introduce harmful content for the children. Here's how to make Ubuntu safer for the children.
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/Copy of sshot-2010-08-17-[19-10-39].png" />Banks, libraries, and points programs have the annoying habit of making you use your card number to log in to their web interface. Rather than make the ten foot walk to get your wallet, use LastPass to store those number securely and at your fingertips.
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-08-06-1-02-39-41.jpg" />Everybody’s got that one family member on Facebook that you just don’t want to talk to, but they bug you every time you sign into Facebook chat anyway—here’s how to sign on without them seeing you.
Before selling your Zune HD online or to another individual, you’ll probably want to erase all of its content. Here we show you how to erase all of the content through the Zune Desktop Player.
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/Copy of sshot-2010-08-02-[17-53-31].png" />Are you looking for a way to control your PC from across the room? Today we look at how you can turn your iPhone and iPod Touch into a remote control with HippoRemote Lite.
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/Copy of sshot-2010-08-02-[22-54-25].png" />In case you haven’t heard the news over the past couple of days, there is now an incredibly easy way to jailbreak your iPod Touch or iPhone running iOS 4. Here we will take a look at how easy the process is.
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/Copy of sshot-2010-07-23-[21-55-09].png" />Last week Microsoft announced that MSE 2.0 was available for public beta testing. The cool thing is the new version of MSE installs on Windows Home Server. Here we’ll take a look at running it on WHS “Vail”.
If you have had several different computers over the years that were running iTunes and authorized for your account, you might need to deauthorize them all. In this mini how-to we show you how.
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/Copy of sshot-2010-07-28-[17-07-15].png" />Have you ever wanted to connect your phone or mobile device to a Wi-Fi network at home or your favorite coffee shop but aren’t sure how? Today we’ll take a look at how to connect to Wi-Fi on an iPhone, iPod Touch, and Android devices.