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Let’s face it: your parents don’t look after their PC as well as you do. While home on summer break, now is the perfect time to fix that.

Clandestine Fox is the name of the exploit, and hackers are taking avantage of people running IE. Here’s how to avoid this hack.

Your computer is not as smart as you think it is. In the case of deciding when to go to sleep it can not read your mind and put itself to sleep so that battery life is not wasted. So why should you use sleep mode at all? Sleep mode puts your PC into a low-power state, and resuming from sleep happens very quickly. Sleep mode does draw battery power, but very slowly which makes it the ideal state to leave your computer in if you want to start using […]

How to Stay Safe on Public Wi-Fi Networks

Here are seven tips when accessing Wi-Fi in a public environment. You’ll be safer armed with this knowledge.

How to factory reset your computer

Learning how to factory reset your computer can help you keep your PC running like new. This process will erase whatever existing data and programs you have installed on your hard drive and reinstall Windows to reset your PC to the state it was in when you first opened the box (and sometimes even better since it won’t include all the unwanted programs – crapware – that can come with most new PCs). Some people choose to reset their PC on a regular basis to keep it running at tip […]

Does your screen occasionally turn black? Does the computer then restart on its own? A screen that blacks out and then restarts could be caused by any number of reasons, fortunately one of the most common resolutions is as simple as updating a driver. DRIVER UPDATE The simplest cause, and solution, to a malfunctioning display is related to your computers graphics (also known as video) driver. A graphics driver is a piece of software that allows a computer’s operating system to communicate with the computer’s graphics system. The driver is […]

All is not lost if you’ve deleted a file permanently. Here are steps you can take to recover your lost document or media file.

It’s important to validate your genuine copy of Windows, or it’ll stop working. Here’s how to do that.

Should you use a Windows Registry cleaner?

Keeping your Windows Registry clean is important. Here’s why Registry Reviver does what it says.

The Best Free Anti-Malware Solutions

We compare several free anti-malware suites, from Microsoft Security Essentials onward, to find out which one is right for you.

Retrieving a Lost Wi-Fi Password

If you’ve lost the password to your Wi-Fi, all is not lost. Here are some methods for retrieving the password from the router.

Sometimes your PC will start up and check your hard drive for consistency. Find out what this means and how you can turn it off, if necessary.

The Best Free Antivirus Solutions

The three major free antivirus applications all perform more or less the same. The difference is in whether they’re annoying to use day to day. Here’s a comparison of the three.

Top 5 Hidden Features in Windows 7

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A Restore Point is a saved state in Windows XP, Vista or 7. Think of it like a “save” in your favorite video game. A Restore Point records the current versions of all your drivers and programs, which programs are installed and not installed, the current update of Windows, the specific Windows settings, and so on.

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