<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-07-06-[18-21-30].png" />If you run a minimal UI and hide the status bar then you do not have access to the security level lock icon. View the security level using colors in the address bar with the Glassy Urlbar extension for Firefox.
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/Copy of sshot-2010-06-28-[21-46-54].png" />Google offers many helpful web tools that make our lives easier, but it also collects an enormous amount of data about its users. Here’s how you can opt-out of some automatic data collection and preserve a bit more privacy.
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-06-24-1-21-27-02.png" />Do you need a quick way to change the user agent string in Firefox for a specific website? Here is the easy way to do it in Firefox.
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-06-23-[16-07-02].png" />We have covered TrueCrypt for on the fly encryption on other Operating Systems in the past. Now it is time to look at installing and using TrueCrypt on Apple Macintosh OS X (specifically 10.6.4).
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-06-20-[17-56-48].png" />Do you want more than just tags and a few notes to go with your bookmarks? With Diigo you can add tags, personal & sticky notes, snapshots, comments, and share your new bookmarks with ease.
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-06-06-[22-09-40].jpg" />If you are an IT Professional, a new education tool introduced by Microsoft is the MS Desktop Player. Today we take a look at what it has to offer, from Webcasts, White Papers, Training Videos, and more.
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-06-04-[22-01-30].png" />To help avoid getting your computer infected by malicious software, it’s a good idea to scan files before executing them. Today we take a look at a couple of options that will let you scan files easily from your desktop.
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-05-31-[22-25-37].png" />No matter how diligently you clear your cache and erase your history, web browsing leaves traces on your computer. If you need keep your browsing private, then an Ubuntu Live CD is the answer.
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-05-25-[17-30-18].png" />Sysinternals and NirSoft both provide helpful utilities for your Windows system but may not be very convenient to access. Using the Windows System Control Center you can easily access everything through a single UI front end.
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-05-24-[21-35-33].png" />It’s always a good idea to scan someone’s flash drive for viruses when you use it on your PC. Today we look at how to use Microsoft Security Essentials to scan thumb drives via the AutoPlay dialog.
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-04-26-[22-29-10]-.png" />Giving a computer to somebody else? Maybe you're putting it out on Craigslist to sell to a stranger—either way, you'll want to make sure that your drive is completely wiped, scrubbed, and clean of any personal data. Here's the easy way to do it.
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-04-22-[15-38-16].jpg" />If you are worried about the websites that your children could accidentally visit while browsing, then you may want to have a look at the Kid Safe - LinkExtend extension for Google Chrome.
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-04-16-[17-17-58].jpg" />Have you ever given or sold a PC to somebody else, but really wanted to completely wipe the hard drive first? Today we'll show you how to use an Ubuntu Live CD to get your personal information off your PC.
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-04-05-[16-36-29].jpg" />Getting a virus is bad. Getting a virus that causes your computer to crash when you reboot is even worse. We’ll show you how to clean viruses from your computer even if you can’t boot into Windows by using a virus scanner in a Ubuntu Live CD.
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-03-30-[02-19-46].jpg" />One of the many awesome features of Windows Home Server, is the ability to access your server and other computers on your network remotely. Today we show you the first steps to enable Remote Access to your home server from anywhere you have an Internet connection.
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-04-04-[15-15-41].png" />If you can’t log in even after trying your twelve passwords, or you’ve inherited a computer complete with password-protected profiles, worry not – you don’t have to do a fresh install of Windows. We’ll show you how to change or reset your Windows password from a Ubuntu Live CD.
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-03-24-[16-40-20].png" />With the continued increase in malware knowing when a website is trouble can save you from a painful experience. If you are looking to add a bit more security to your Chromium-based Browser then join us as we look at the SiteAdvisor for Chrome extension.
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-03-18-[15-22-02].png" />We’ve received a lot of questions about mapping a drive from XP to Windows 7 to access data easily. Today we look at how to map a drive in Windows 7, and how to map to an XP drive from Windows 7.
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-03-14-[18-22-19].png" />There are many anti-malware programs out there that will clean your system of nasties, but what happens if you’re not able to use such a program? Autoruns, from SysInternals (recently acquired by Microsoft), is indispensable when removing malware manually.
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-03-11-[18-26-11].png" />Do you want to make Internet Explorer safer and more helpful for you and family? Then join us as we look at the CEOP (Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre) enhanced version of Internet Explorer 8.
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-03-06-[01-03-57].png" />Since Microsoft has three operating systems in use, chances are you’ll find yourself needing to share files between XP, Vista, Windows 7, or some combination of the three. Here we take a look at sharing between a Vista and XP on your home network.
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-03-02-[22-34-05].png" />GPS enabled smartphones make it easy to get directions, weather, and many more location based services since they automatically know where you are. With Geosense, you can bring this functionality to any Windows 7 computer even if it doesn’t have a GPS chip.
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-02-28-[20-52-24].jpg" />If your family uses Windows 7 Media Center to watch a lot of Movies and TV, you might want to block certain programming from your younger ones. Today we take a look at the Parental Controls feature in Windows 7 Media Player which will let you block certain TV and movie ratings.
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-02-28-[18-32-38].png" />User Account Control, otherwise known as UAC, was regularly cited as one of Vista’s problems and was even the subject of an Apple advertisement. However, this feature has greatly increased the security of Vista computers, and today we’ll see how it’s been improved in Windows 7.
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-02-24-[18-52-31].jpg" />Windows Home Server comes with some shared folders in different categories by default, and chances are you’ll want to create your own as well. Today we show you how to create your own shared folders, manage permissions, enable folder duplication, and more.