<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-01-19-[19-58-58].png" />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.
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-01-20-[14-03-27]-.png" />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 that allows you to connect to each computer on the network in XP, Vista, and Windows 7.
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-01-19-[22-06-35]-.png" />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.
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-01-18-[16-02-46]-.png" />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.
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-01-05-[17-46-40].png" />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.
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-01-03-[02-26-21]-.png" />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.
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2009-12-26-[02-17-22].png" />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.
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2009-12-10-[21-51-26].png" />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.
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2009-12-10-[21-38-47].png" />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.
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2009-12-07-[00-20-44].png" />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.
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2009-11-26-[03-46-03].png" />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 to your machine.
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2009-12-03-13-11-49.png" />Over the last few days, we've had a bunch of readers email us complaining that WOT (Web of Trust) is rating the How-To Geek Newsletter with a warning message. But it's a lie! And we've resolved it...
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2009-12-01-[22-53-15].png" />If you like to keep your browsing private, you probably already clear your history and cookies after a session, but your tracks are not completely gone. There’s also another type of cookie to get rid of called Flash Cookies or Local Shared Objects (LSOs). Today we take a look at how to get rid of these pesky files and improve your privacy.
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2009-11-22-[00-54-55].png" />Windows 7 has a neat feature where you can create Virtual Hard Drives and even encrypt them. Today we show you how to delete it if you no longer need the drive and regain local hard drive space.
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2009-11-19-[21-56-38].png" />If you have a shared access computer, it can be aggravating when other users make a bunch of changes to the settings. Today we take a look at SteadyState for Windows Vista and XP which lets you return the computer to the original state after a user session.
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2009-11-11-[19-45-45].png" />If you share a computer and don't want other users accessing certain applications, there is a new feature in Windows 7 that allows you to block them. Today we take a quick look at restricting what programs other users can access using AppLocker.
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2009-11-10-23-08-59.png" />Giveaway of the Day is an interesting site and sometimes they offer some decent programs for free. However, there is always a catch, they try to include crapware during the app install. We'll show you how to avoid the extra junk during the install process.
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2009-11-10-16-43-00.png" />Over at Lifehacker, I've written an article of interest to How-To Geek readers, about how well the default Windows security tools work if you just use a little common sense (and install Microsoft Security Essentials).
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2009-11-05-01-31-57.png" />One of the things we hate most is all the free software applications scamming less knowledgeable users by trying to sneak extra toolbars or other software onto their computer. Sadly, the practice is getting even more common, and we're going to rant about it.
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2009-10-20-[02-24-00].png" />If you're a home user who skipped the Windows Vista release and are moving from XP to Windows 7, one thing you might want to do is create new user accounts for other members of the household. Since the interface is laid out quite differently than XP, we will take a look at user accounts in the new OS.
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2009-10-19-[21-11-59].png" />Are you worried about running an application on your machine because you're not sure how it will affect it? Today we take a look at Sandboxie, which lets you run your browser, email, or other apps in a secure sandbox environment without making changes to your Windows system.