What is 'private browsing' and does it offer full protection?

Private, anonymous or incognito browsing is a mode offered by most browsers that disables several standard features that track your browsing habits and store your browsing data. Enabling private browsing blocks websites from placing cookies on your computer. Private browsing can help you with
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Dangers of using pirated software

As software prices increase, many users turn to installing bootleg copies, or pirated ones. We’ll tell you what dangers you may come upon if you’re using pirated copies.
The first risk that you run is infecting your PC. The crack might actually be a poorly disguised malware. I know that some of you think that’s just an Antivirus False Positive, but that’s not 100% true. We all know what damage malware does – slowing your PC down, sending out your information, bringing in friends, damaging your files and so on. This includes credit card and bank account numbers, passwords and address books, all of which can be immediately exploited by identity thieves.
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Multiple security solutions on your PC

Most users feel that the more security solutions on their PC, the more protected they are. Well, this isn’t true. In reality, the more security solutions on your machine, the less protected you are. You can find below a detailed explanation on why that is.
Any security solution has an interface where you can adjust different settings. Behind this user interface there are processes and drivers, which are active components of that security solution that are loaded at all times on the PC. Even if you disable all modules from the interface, the processes and most important, the drivers, remain loaded on your PC.
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How to set-up your wireless connection

Today is all about the Internet. Staying connected has proved to be a part of everyday life. And when your connection’s down, you’d love to have a handy guide on how to get it back up as soon as possible. So go ahead and print this article and store it on your desk.
The first step would be to check that all the cables are in the right place, and that the modem or router is displaying the correct number of lights in the correct state (some should be blinking green; others are solid green, depending on the ISP and the manufacturer). [ Read more ]

How to install the Windows updates

Ever wondered why it’s important to install the Windows Updates?
Most of them include security updates. Security issues are the worst possible errors – as they may be exploited by malware or hackers. These types of situations are regularly identified in various parts of Windows – ActiveX, Internet Explorer and .Net Framework are just examples.
Other updates address other bugs and issues in Windows. Even though they are not responsible for security vulnerabilities, they might impact the stability of your Operating System, or just be annoying.
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How to get to the familiar places in Windows 8

Starting with October 2012, Microsoft released their latest operating system – Windows 8. This operating system offers significant improvement as far as user-experience goes, as well as layout and performance. Windows 8 is not a different from other Windows versions as you might think. Indeed, Windows 8 has been modified to be more compatible with touch devices, but most of us run it on computers no touch capabilities. [ Read more ]

How to remove the Search Protect from Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox

Over time, we’ve told you how to remove a couple of toolbars that hijack your search engine or your homepage and cause a lot of browsing slowdown, not to mention directing you to malicious websites. Since most of our targeted audience has learned how to deal with these pesky toolbars, the potentially unwanted applications have moved on to a stealthier level. Instead of a toolbar, you might end up with a program that modifies your search engine and your homepage, but sounds entirely legitimate and... is nowhere to be found. Where is the worst part? It comes with an End User’s License Agreement, which makes it hard (legally speaking) for security solutions to remove it.
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Windows XP - Why it is very old news and why you should move on

Microsoft has started a countdown on their official website until the operating system XP will reach the end of support, on April, 8th.

After being the main operating system in many households for more than a decade, Microsoft has decided that they should focus all their energy in bringing new products and features to their users to experiment rather than keep alive the ones that are long outdated.

But how does this impact you as an end user?

Well, first of all, end of support means that Microsoft will no longer investigate, solve or help in any issues regarding the Windows XP system. This means that computers operating XP will no longer receive updates that are meant to solve issues or vulnerabilities in the system.[ Read more ]

What malware is lurking around the corner?

Microsoft has started a countdown on their official website until the operating system XP will reach the end of support, on April, 8th.

After being the main operating system in many households for more than a decade, Microsoft has decided that they should focus all their energy in bringing new products and features to their users to experiment rather than keep alive the ones that are long outdated. [ Read more ]

Top 10 tips & tricks you should know about your PC performance

Each of us use the computer in a personal matter, from rearranging the programs and different visual effects to using the computer so effectively that in a matter of seconds a program is uninstalled.
However, there are some simple guidelines that you should know about your PC performance. We present you our top 10 recommendations when using the computer: [ Read more ]

Stay connected on-the-go without putting your privacy at risk!

Guidelines for keeping cyber prying eyes away from your personal documents

It's no secret that sometimes, most of your private data goes out on the Internet without you knowing about it. For example, we're sure that not only once your email has been filled with junk mail that you received from complete strangers. But how did you email address get out there without your knowledge?
Well, most threats come from your computer directly. Different types of malware fish this information from your computer and put it out there. This is why, the best and first step you need to do is have an antivirus on your computer. [ Read more ]

How to restart the system in Safe Mode

Safe mode starts Windows with a limited set of files and drivers. Startup programs don't run in safe mode, and only the basic drivers needed to start Windows are installed. Rebooting your PC in Safe mode can be very useful for troubleshooting problems with programs, drivers that might not start correctly or infections that might prevent Windows from starting or functioning properly. [ Read more ]

How to remove the “Police-themed” Ransomware malware

The “Police-themed” ransomware has started making a lot of victims among computer users. When you are infected with this virus, the screen will display a “warning message” about illegal activities that have been undertaken on your computer. The message is of course fake and only shows you that the PC is infected. [ Read more ]

Why upgrade to Windows 8

Starting with October, 2012, Microsoft released their latest operating system – Windows 8. This operating system offers significant improvement as far as user-experience goes, as well as layout and performance. [ Read more ]

How to upgrade to Win 8

Now that you have established that your computer is suitable and that you want to upgrade to Windows 8 as per our recommendation, where do you start? [ Read more ]

Optimize Windows for better performance

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Modern computers are built for speed. But at some point you may notice that your machine is slow to fire up and operate programs. This may happen for a few reasons, and in many cases you should be able to fix things yourself if you follow the tips and tricks below. [ Read more ]

How to improve your internet browsing speed and performance when using Internet Explorer

The web browser, the software allowing you to browse the web, may wear out and start misbehaving without proper maintenance. For example, you may see your Web pages taking too long to load.

Here are a great video tutorial to keep your Internet Explorer browser up to speed [ Read more ]

How to optimize your internet browsing speed and performance when using Chrome or Mozilla Firefox

Most browser are packed with many plugins, extensions, toolbars that you don`t really need. Often times, they slow down your internet browsing speed and performance.

Let me present you great useful tips to keep your Chrome and Mozilla Firefox browsers up to speed. [ Read more ]

Optimize Windows for better performance

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Why should I clean my PC?

The costs of a new machine may be dropping, but a few small steps towards good PC maintenance can extend your computer's life so you can save your money for now. Even a brand new computer can still greatly benefit from optimization. Just because your PC is new, it doesn’t mean it’s running at its best. Many computers come installed with excessive software and startup programs that can quickly be removed for better performance. [ Read more ]

How to improve your internet browser speed and performance when using Internet Explorer

If your browser is slow, don't necessarily blame it on your connection. Third party toolbars, certain extensions, cookies or settings may also impede on your browser's performance.

Here are some simple tips and tricks to optimize your Internet Explorer browser:

  1. Uninstall toolbars
  2. Disable toolbars and extensions directly from your browser
  3. Clear browsing cache and cookies
  4. Reset your browser settings

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How to remove a Fake Antivirus infection

Rogue security software designers create legitimate looking pop-up windows that advertise security update software. Such windows might appear on your screen while you surf the web. They may appear as a “warning message” displayed on a web page, notifying the user that their system is “infected”.

Here are some examples of Fake Antiviruses: [ Read more ]

How to remove Babylon toolbar

Over the time we’ve had a large number of customers complain about toolbars appearing in their browser. The toolbars modify the browser’s default settings: they change the homepage, the designated search engine and so on. After tracking and identifying the most common toolbars that we found on our users’ computers, we have designed a set of removal procedures. One of the most widely spread toolbars is Babylon. Some security solutions categorize it as malware, although technically it isn’t. [ Read more ]

How to remove Delta Search

Many users complain they have been tricked into installing third party toolbars that may overwrite default settings in their browsers such as the home page or the preferred search engine. We have tracked and identified the toolbars most commonly found on our users' computers and have devised a set of removal procedures.

Delta Search Toolbar is one of the most commonly found and aggressive toolbars. It comes bundled with other software that you might never use or find useful, such as MixiDJ and Browser Protect.
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