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.
If you have a home network and are running Windows 7 and have XP on other PC(s) you might want to share files between them. Today we will look at the steps to share files and hardware devices like a printer.
Internet Explorer’s “private browsing” mode is an excellent way to hide what you’re looking at from prying eyes, but it’s normally hidden under a menu… but we can make it easier to access.
Sometimes you have a document with private information that needs to stay confidential but the rest of the document needs to be seen. Today we will take a look at ScrambleOnClick which encrypts selected parts of a document.
Every so often, we hear about a new and horrible virus spreading across the internet, infecting millions of Windows computers. Today we’ll show you the steps to remove those threats and (hopefully) prevent them from happening in the future.
A great tool to help you keep your kids safe online is KidZui, a kid-themed browser that boasts over 1 million kid friendly websites, photos, and videos. Today we’ll take a tour through how it works.
Protecting children from inappropriate web content can be a daunting task. On one hand you want the children to gain computer technology skills for this modern age, and on the other hand you don’t want them to be exposed to things they shouldn’t.
If you are one of the many people testing the beta release of Windows 7, you should still make sure to keep your computer safe and secure. The other day we created a list of Anti-Virus software compatible with Windows 7, and today we’ll be covering a list of compatible Spyware protection utilities.
Within a few hours of Windows 7 being released my inbox started filling up with readers asking what Anti-Virus software they should install in Windows 7. Since this seems like such an important topic, I decided to make a list of packages that work.
When Windows Live OneCare first came out and was in its early stages, many thought it left a lot to be desired, but it has come a long way in its development, offering better and more useful features. This all-in-one security suite offered from Microsoft includes basic security features and more.
When installing software one of the first things you need to do is agree to the EULA (End-User License Agreement)… you know, that 12,000 word small print included with virtually every software program you install. I am as guilty as the other 98% of PC users out there who do not read them, and just click “I Agree” and continue along. For all I know I might be agreeing to give away my first born!
As we have been going through the Secure Computing Series we’ve found Comodo to have some great products. So far we have taken a look at their Anti-Virus and spoke praise for the Comodo Firewall. Today we will take a look at Comodo BOClean, a nice “set it and forget it” Anti-Malware utility.
If you work in IT at a small or medium sized business you understand the importance of easily sharing files, both large and small, with customers or other members of the organization. The problem is that FTP is insecure and managing it can be painful.
Forgetting your password can be an extremely frustrating situation, and we’ve already shared how to reset your password with the Ultimate Boot CD as well as the System Rescue CD, but you can prevent the situation entirely by creating a password reset disk.
No matter what firewall you are using, if you are connecting to services online without using encryption there’s a chance for your data to be hijacked, especially if you are connecting over a wireless network. Today we’ll show you how to turn on SSL for Gmail while still allowing the Gmail Notifier to work properly.
Over the past few weeks we have been covering different free utilities to help in keeping your computing experience secure and bug free. Continuing with our Secure Computing series, today we will take a look at the Anti-Spyware utility Spyware Terminator.
If you are using Vista and have an HP printer, especially of the All-In-One variety, you’ve probably noticed that once a week or so you get this obnoxious User Account Control popup dialog out of the blue asking for permission to run some Hewlett Packard update process called hprbupdate.exe.
We’ve written previously about how to create your own Ultimate Boot CD for Windows, which is based on XP but can still be of use for repairing Vista computers as well. Today we’ll show you how to reset your password easily using that CD.