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How Do I Open These Links?

Thursday, January 5th, 2017

Whew! That was a close one. We steer a reader clear of some suspicious links. Continue reading

Make staying safe online your New Year’s resolution with these great online safety tips. Continue reading

If you’re changing Internet service providers, we’ve got some things to check about. Continue reading

Would you trick your contacts to unlock your files? A nasty new ransomware gives you the chance. Continue reading

Internet Explorer Privacy Settings

Wednesday, December 14th, 2016

Control cookies, location, pop-ups and more in the Internet Explorer browser. Continue reading

Why Do People Fall For Scams?

Tuesday, December 13th, 2016

Why do people fall for scams? I have a couple of ideas and a tip that could protect you. Continue reading

Exploring Explorer: Security

Tuesday, December 13th, 2016

Safety first! Check out the security options for Internet Explorer. Continue reading

Holiday Scam Reminder

Friday, December 9th, 2016

Scammers are targeting Christmas shoppers. Learn what to look out for. Continue reading

Ransomware Tech Support Scam

Tuesday, December 6th, 2016

There’s a nasty new scam combining ransomware and tech support fraud, but don’t worry, we’ve got a fix. Continue reading

Firewall Protection For Smart TVs

Tuesday, December 6th, 2016

Can you protect a smart TV? We look at the options for staying secure. Continue reading

A Million Google Play Accounts Hit By Fraud

Monday, December 5th, 2016

A nasty malware hits a million Google accounts. We break down how it works, how to find out if you’re infected, and what to do next. Continue reading

Reader Tip: Look Out For This Scam!

Saturday, December 3rd, 2016

Details on a potential scam spotted by one of our readers. Continue reading

Three Sure Signs Of A Scam

Tuesday, November 29th, 2016

Kick your scam detector into high gear with a simple guide to spotting a crook. Continue reading

What Is Real-time Protection?

Tuesday, November 29th, 2016

Learn how real-time protection works and why it may be the best choice for your PC. Continue reading

Is This A Scam?

Monday, November 21st, 2016

A reader wants to know if a notification is legitimate. We look at the signs that point to a scam. Continue reading

Is Once A Day Too Often For A Virus Scan?

Monday, November 21st, 2016

Will running a daily virus scan cause a build-up of files on your PC? Continue reading

Is It Safe To Back Up Files On My PC?

Sunday, November 20th, 2016

Is a separate internal hard drive the best way to back up? We look at why it’s not the safest place. Continue reading

Java With Windows XP

Saturday, November 19th, 2016

Why you should think twice before attempting to use Java with Windows XP. Continue reading

Remove Malware With Malware Bytes

Wednesday, November 16th, 2016

How to scan for and remove threats using the free program Malwarebytes. Continue reading

How to download and install Malwarebytes, the free program that can rescue your PC. Continue reading

Why Not Just Trash My PC?

Saturday, November 12th, 2016

Is it best to toss a PC in the trash after a ransomware attack? Continue reading

FCC Moves To Protect Your Internet Privacy

Wednesday, November 9th, 2016

New FCC rules are meant to protect your privacy. But do they go far enough? Continue reading

Malware Shuts Down Three Hospitals

Tuesday, November 8th, 2016

Find out about the latest hacker attack on a medical facility. Continue reading

Can you get more control over applying updates by switching to Mac? Continue reading

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