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Acceptable Ads – What Adblocker Plus Says

Wednesday, February 17th, 2016

What does Adblock Plus consider an acceptable ad? We break down the rules. Continue reading

Adblock Plus says it wants to be friends with advertisers, but it may not be going so well. Find out why. Continue reading

More Info On Windows Updates

Saturday, February 13th, 2016

Microsoft is making it easier to understand just what their updates are all about. Continue reading

Can Pirated Copies Of Windows Upgrade To 10?

Saturday, February 13th, 2016

Is it true that pirated copies of Windows can be upgraded to Windows 10. Continue reading

Will Windows 10 Switch My Anti-Virus?

Tuesday, February 9th, 2016

Will Windows 10 change your preferred anti-virus? We check out what happens when you upgrade. Continue reading

Biometrics On My PC

Sunday, February 7th, 2016

How can you use biometics on your PC. We check out some options. Continue reading

Is It Over For My OS?

Saturday, February 6th, 2016

A long-time reader wants to know what’s up with Windows support. We break it down. Continue reading

Your Best Password Tricks

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016

Readers share their best tricks for creating and remembering secure passwords. Continue reading

Is Microsoft Dumping Me?

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016

A headline has a reader in panic mode. We look for the truth. Continue reading

Password Problems: Has Yahoo Been Hacked?

Thursday, January 28th, 2016

Issues logging in have a reader worried about hackers. How to get a handle on password problems in Yahoo! Mail. Continue reading

How Long Will Windows 7 Last?

Wednesday, January 27th, 2016

How long until Microsoft pulls the security support plug on Windows 7? We look at the support lifecycle and how to extend it. Continue reading

25 Worst Passwords – Is Yours On The List?

Tuesday, January 26th, 2016

Check out the worst passwords out there and find out how to make yours safer. Continue reading

A scary security flaw could affect tens of millions of users. Continue reading

Uninstalling Updates

Monday, January 25th, 2016

When Microsoft installs duplicate versions of an update, here is a quick and easy way to delete them, as well as a link to an article that may help you fix the problem. Continue reading

How a simple security flaw in driver-update software puts everyone at risk. Continue reading

The steps you must take to make sure your data is secure. Continue reading

Let The Vista Countdown Begin

Wednesday, January 20th, 2016

Time is running out for Windows Vista. We look at how long the the OS has left. Continue reading

With Microsoft pulling the plug on Internet Explorer 9 and 10, a surprising number of users are logging on with supported browsers. Continue reading

TurboTax On Windows XP

Tuesday, January 19th, 2016

Will TurboTax run on XP? Why it may work and why you shouldn’t try it. Continue reading

Is This Screen A Scam?

Wednesday, January 6th, 2016

Is Mozilla’s appeal for money some kind of scam? We check it out. Continue reading

Protect Your Microsoft Account Privacy

Tuesday, January 5th, 2016

Has someone compromised your Microsoft Account? We’ll show you how to find out. Continue reading

Backwards Facebook Scam

Tuesday, January 5th, 2016

Check out a spammer who seems to have gotten things backwards. Continue reading

Google Testing New No-Password Log In Method

Thursday, December 31st, 2015

Another sign passwords could soon be on the way out. It looks like Google is testing a no-password log in. Continue reading

What Does Seized Domain Mean?

Wednesday, December 30th, 2015

A pop-up on a video site means bad news for a reader. We check it out. Continue reading

Flaw Makes It Easy To Crack Linux Passwords

Tuesday, December 29th, 2015

A flaw makes it simple to bypass passwords on Linux computers. Learn how it works and how to fix it. Continue reading

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