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This tip explains how to prevent Firefox from displaying a list of your previously typed web addresses when you use the address bar. Continue reading

Tis The Season… To Be Scammed.

Tuesday, November 6th, 2012

Tis the season, they say, but what they don’t say is it’s also the season to be scammed. Holiday shopping time is the perfect time for unscrupulous people to exploit peoples holiday cheer to gain access to accounts, steal identities and do other things that should earn them a lump of coal in their stocking. Continue reading

f you’ve heard it once you’ve heard it a million times: “use a secure password.” Let’s be honest, though – can anyone remember 8gh4LnGpO? What about Hccf9GR2? So what do you do? You write it down or you forget it, right? Not anymore… Continue reading

Credit or Check Online: Which Is Safer?

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012

In today’s world the internet has made electronic billing and online ordering a fact of life. Most merchants will offer a host of payment options, and usually included in them is the ability to use a credit/debit card and the ability to pay via check or direct debit from your checking account Continue reading

VLC Player DLL Missing, Where To Download?

Tuesday, October 16th, 2012

A reader writes in this week about vlc player.dll missing and what vlc player is anyway? Well we’ve got the answer for him and some info about what VLC Media Player is and why you may want to download it. Continue reading

If you are using Internet Explorer and you are on a HTTPS(Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure) page that contains nonsecure HTTP content, you will face a security warning dialog box stating: “This page contains both secure and nonsecure items. Do you want to display the nonsecure items”. You may choose “Yes” to get both type of contents and continue your web browsing session but the story does not end here. You will have to face the same message box every time you visit those kind of web pages stated above regardless the number of times you hit “Yes” on that message box because IE will not remember your choice to automatically bypass it. Continue reading

How To Password Protect A Flash Drive

Tuesday, September 18th, 2012

Do you want to password protect your USB flash drive? Read this article to find out how. Continue reading

Critical Java Security Update

Tuesday, September 4th, 2012

Have you heard about the new zero-day security exploit in the popular Java software? Chances are if you have a desktop or laptop computer you have Java installed, either by default or the first time you tried to access a site that required it. Continue reading

Windows XP: The End of an Era

Wednesday, August 1st, 2012

As of April 2014, Windows will discontinue support for XP. To ensure a safer technological environment, it may be time to prepare for the inevitable and upgrade. Continue reading

The Anti-Virus Story

Tuesday, July 31st, 2012

Should I have several anti-virus programs installed on my machine? Can I run an anti-virus program from a removable drive? Which anti-malware program has the coolest name? If you’ve ever found yourself asking any of these questions, you’ll find the answers here. Continue reading

In The News 06-29-2012

Thursday, June 28th, 2012

Typically the In The News article brings you the latest tech news from the week, and this week really isn’t an exception, but there was a small shake-up on Facebook that should affect all Facebook users and should be passed along. The good part is that you can actually do something about it this time. Continue reading

Are you getting a message that your copy of Windows 7 is not genuine? Read this article to find out how to fix it. Continue reading

Are Windows Updates Necessary?

Tuesday, June 5th, 2012

Are Windows updates as important as the company leads you to believe? Read on to find out! Continue reading

The Case of Rapport

Friday, May 25th, 2012

The Rapport program is here to help you with your most secure transactions. Continue reading

The Case of the Shredded Files

Monday, May 7th, 2012

Did you ever hear the term “shredding” and wonder what it meant aside from doing awesome tricks on your skateboard? Well, here is file shredding – what it does and how it works. Continue reading

Is your computer sending out random messages to people in your address book? You may be infected with a virus. Read more to find out why and how to fix it. Continue reading

Anvi Smart Defender

Thursday, April 26th, 2012

Anvi Smart Defender is an anti-malware program that can add an extra layer of malware and virus protection, when run in conjunction with an effective antivirus. Continue reading

Resetting A Wireless Router Password

Thursday, April 19th, 2012

Discover how to change the administrative security password on your Wi-Fi router. Continue reading

Scams and Spams – Watch Out!

Friday, April 13th, 2012

This tip describes the difference between Spam and Scam. It provides examples of different types of popular spams and tips on how to avoid getting spam. Continue reading

HTTP: and HTTPS: – This is quite an important question when considering how to keep your sensitive information secure. Continue reading

Discover how to change security settings on your computer to match a nearby wireless network. Continue reading

avast! Free Mobile Security

Friday, March 30th, 2012

Highlights of this mobile security suite from avast! include Antivirus, Privacy report, Web shield, Call/SMS filtering, Anti-Theft, and Application Manager. Continue reading

No matter what you use the Internet for, you want to make sure you’re using it safely. Welcome to safe Internet browsing 101! Continue reading

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