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Archive for the ‘Security Help’ Category



Microsoft has been working hard to clean up Lenovo’s Superfish adware mess. Continue reading

Yahoo! Wants You To Forget Your Password

Saturday, March 21st, 2015

Yahoo! wants you to forget your e-mail password and switch to an on-demand system. We show you how to set it up. Continue reading

Turn Off WiFi In XP

Sunday, March 15th, 2015

How to shut off wireless access to your XP computer. Continue reading

Stop Adware Now!

Thursday, March 12th, 2015

How to stop adware from taking hold in Internet Explorer. Continue reading

Remove Desktop Temperature Monitor

Tuesday, March 10th, 2015

How to remove the adware Desktop Temperature Monitor. Continue reading

A PC manufacturer apologizes for pre-installing potentially dangerous adware on laptops. Continue reading

A reader has an excellent suggestion for making life easier for those you leave behind. Continue reading

Are Windows Updates Automatic?

Wednesday, February 25th, 2015

Lynn wants to know if Windows updates are automatic. We explain where to find them and how to choose automatic updates. Continue reading

Did Microsoft Resume XP Security Updates?

Tuesday, February 24th, 2015

Maynard wonders if Microsoft has resumed security support for Windows XP. Continue reading

Viruses love to hide on your computer. How to track them down! Continue reading

5 Things You Must Not Lose

Thursday, February 19th, 2015

The 5 things you must not lose and why it could be a tech disaster if you do. Continue reading

How Do I Protect Against Ransomware?

Tuesday, February 17th, 2015

Ernie’s been hearing a lot about ransomware and wants to know how it works. We look at how to fight it. Continue reading

Beware This Facebook Friend Scam

Sunday, February 15th, 2015

Beware of this Facebook friend scam. How scammers target you on social media. Continue reading

Watch Out For This Ransomware!

Saturday, February 14th, 2015

Linda has been hit with the CTB locker malware. We show her how to fight back. Continue reading

Is Your Smart TV Eavesdropping?

Saturday, February 14th, 2015

Samsung is warning smart TV users that their sets could be listening in on conversations. We look at what caused the fuss. Continue reading

What Is Spoofing?

Tuesday, February 10th, 2015

Terry got a phone call from his own phone number? So what’s going on? Continue reading

Help! I’m Afraid To Update

Monday, February 9th, 2015

Kim is so concerned about app permissions, she’s afraid to update her phone. Continue reading

Do I Need Virus Protection?

Monday, February 9th, 2015

Dianna has multiple tablets and wants to know if she needs virus protection. Continue reading

Delete This Game Now!

Sunday, February 8th, 2015

The game app that could be flooding your phone with pop-up ads. Continue reading

Did Google Put Windows Users At Risk?

Tuesday, January 27th, 2015

Google & Microsoft are fighting over security practices. Did Google put Windows users at risk? Continue reading

Bug Targets VLC Player On XP

Tuesday, January 27th, 2015

VLC Player users beware! A new bug targets the player on Windows XP systems. Continue reading

How Do I Turn Off Private Browsing?

Tuesday, January 20th, 2015

Lyn needs to turn off private browsing to access Yahoo! Mail. We explain how it is done. Continue reading

Help! Windows Update Won’t Install

Monday, January 19th, 2015

Jill has a Windows update that won’t install. We look at some solutions. Continue reading

Is It Security Overkill On My Computer?

Monday, January 12th, 2015

Too much virus and malware protection? Joe wonders if he has too much security on his PC. We explain why more than one program is a necessity. Continue reading

Virus Protection For My Fire Tablet

Monday, January 12th, 2015

Kelly wants to know what her virus protection options are for her new Fire tablet. Continue reading

Banks Bail On Windows XP

Tuesday, January 6th, 2015

Banks are bailing on XP users. Why more and more businesses are avoiding XP. Continue reading

Where Do I Get Internet Security?

Tuesday, December 30th, 2014

Anni has a lot of questions about Internet Security programs. We go over the basics. Continue reading

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