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Install Guest Additions to Windows and Linux VMs in VirtualBox

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2009-07-26-[20-07-41].png" />VirtualBox from Sun is a great free virtual machine that lets you run multiple operating systems on your PC. Today we take a look at installing the Guest Additions feature which provides enhanced performance of the guest operating system.

Make Google Chrome & Iron Browser Start in Incognito Mode

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2009-07-13-[18-48-46].png" />Needing or wanting to use Incognito Mode every time you browse the internet, but tired of always having to manually switch over? Now you can start in Incognito Mode automatically every time you open your browser.

Filter Web Content in Firefox with ProCon Latte

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2009-07-16-[02-35-45].png" />Looking for a way to filter web content in Firefox to help keep your family from being exposed to less than desirable content on the Internet? Now you can with the ProCon Latte extension for Firefox.

Beware! Google Reader Notifier for Firefox Is Now Crapware

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2009-07-14-[6].png" />Anybody using the Google Reader Notifier extension for Firefox should probably remove it immediately, as it is now tracking your browsing and displaying ads in your status bar without your consent. Despicable.

Find Out a Website’s Actual Location with Flagfox

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2009-07-06-[14-14-15].png" />Have you visited a website and wondered where it really was located? Now you can know the true location regardless of the address displayed in the Address Bar with Flagfox.

Be Careful Not To Install Junk Software with Digsby

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2009-07-04-[18-33-33].png" />If you are interested in trying out the newest version of Digsby, use caution during installation so you don't end up with a bunch of extra junk software you don't need. Today we will show you what to avoid and also where to download the clean version that doesn't include the extra hassles.

Remove the History for the Website You Just Visited in Firefox

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2009-06-19-[21-54-40].png" />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”.

Our Look at Microsoft Security Essentials Beta

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/Secessenlogo.png" />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.

Stopping Obnoxious MSN / Windows Live Messenger Spammers

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2009-06-21-[15].png" />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.

Deactivate Location-Aware Browsing in Firefox 3.5

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2009-06-17-[1]geo.png" />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.

Watch Streaming TV with StreamTorrent

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2009-06-15-[2].png" />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.

Iron Browser is a Privacy-Conscious Version of Google Chrome

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2009-06-02-[1].png" />If you have not tried Google Chrome's goodness because of the privacy concerns of Google's tracking IDs, worry no more. Now you can enjoy all the goodness of Chrome without sacrificing your privacy with SRWare’s Iron Browser.

BitLocker To Go Encrypts Portable Flash Drives in Windows 7

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2009-05-27-[2].png" />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.

Share Files and Printers between Windows 7 and XP

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sharethumb.png" />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.

Open IE’s Private Browsing Mode the Easy Way

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2009-05-12-[1].png" />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.

Important: How To Scan and Remove Malicious Viruses

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2491.png" />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.

List of Anti-Virus Software Compatible with Windows 7

<img src="/geekers/windows7-antivirus-thumb.png" />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.