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Manage User Accounts in Windows Home Server

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-02-03-[23-41-37].png" />Once you have your Windows Home Server set up, you’ll want to add users and control the content they have access to. Here we take a look at how to add a new user, determine their access to shared folders, and how to disable or remove a user.

View and Manage Flash Cookies the Easy Way

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-01-31-[19-19-33].png" />Do you need an easy way to view the Flash Cookies on your computer? See how easy it is not only to view those cookies but manage and/or remove them with Flash Cookies View.

Disable and Remove Suggested Sites From Internet Explorer 8

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-01-25-[17-58-51].png" />If you’re a user of Internet Explorer 8 either by choice or due to work requirements, you might be tired of seeing the annoying Suggested Sites feature in the Favorites Bar. Today we show you how to disable Suggested Sites and remove it from the Toolbar.

Lock Prying Eyes Out of Your Minimized Windows

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-01-19-[22-35-34].png" />If you’ve ever let someone borrow your computer you might not want them to open your active minimized windows. Today we take a look at a free utility that will allow you to lock them down so they can’t be opened.

Protect Your Computer from “Little Hands” with KidSafe

<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.

SUPERAntiSpyware Portable is the Must-Have Spyware Removal Tool You Need

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-01-19-[22-06-35]-[1].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.

Fix the Fake UPS Tracking Number Virus Rebooting Your Machine

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-01-18-[16-02-46]-[1].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.

Use a Web OS to Get Work Done and Store Files In The Cloud

<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.

How To Restrict Access To Drives In My Computer In Windows

<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.

Disable JavaScript in Firefox the Easy Way

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2009-12-18-[23-02-14].png" />Want a quick and easy way to toggle JavaScript on and off in Firefox? Then you will definitely want to take a good look at the JS Switch extension.

Verify the Destinations of Shortened URLs the Easy Way

<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.

Remove or Block Cookies Easily in Firefox

<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.

Rename the Guest Account in Windows 7 for Enhanced Security

<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.

WOT Rankings, the How-To Geek Newsletter, and You

<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...

Delete Flash Cookies to Stop Web Sites from Secretly Tracking You

<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.