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Security for everyone – Review Avast Premier

The world of free antivirus products is dominated by a few companies, one of them being the popular Avast. They develop and distribute one of the best free antivirus applications you can find, but that is not the only security product they have in their portfolio. The premium security solution …

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How to view and clear your off-Facebook activity

Facebook is renowned for its Big Brother way of doing things. No matter what you’re doing on the internet, this company seems to know it all, and it seems there’s no way of hiding from its long arm that doesn’t care about our privacy. Although it’s hard for us to …

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Windows 7 vs. Windows Vista: the UAC Benchmark

One of the most hated features of Windows Vista is the User Account Control, or UAC in short. Many people found it annoying and chose to disable it right away, even if this meant exposing their system to additional security threats. In Windows 7, Microsoft has seriously changed this feature. …

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How to Work with the Action Center in Windows 7

Windows 7 comes with a convenient way to help you review the state of your system and find solutions to security and maintenance issues. The feature which facilitates this is called Action Center and it is built upon the foundation set by the Windows Security Center, which was first introduced …

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How to Create or Delete User Accounts in Windows 7

Building on our article about how to edit user accounts, I will try to complete this subject with a tutorial about creating and deleting user accounts and how to turn on or off the guest account in Windows 7. I’ll also explain what is the difference between the available account …

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Windows Defender – How it Works in Windows 7

Windows Defender is a software built to detect and remove spyware and other similar harmful programs. However, it does not provide any antivirus protection. It is included by default in all versions of Windows 7 and Windows Vista. In this article I will show you how to access Windows Defender …

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Security for everyone – Reviewing Sophos Home

Sophos is a company that focuses mostly on developing and selling business security products. However, they are also offering a home security product for free, which any home user can download and use. We were curious to see what Sophos Home is all about and whether it is efficient at …

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How to Set Up an Nginx Ingress with Cert-Manager on DigitalOcean Kubernetes

Introduction Kubernetes Ingresses allow you to flexibly route traffic from outside your Kubernetes cluster to Services inside of your cluster. This is accomplished using Ingress Resources, which define rules for routing HTTP and HTTPS traffic to Kubernetes Services, and Ingress Controllers, which implement the rules by load balancing traffic and …

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How to enable DNS over HTTPS in Firefox

DNS over HTTPS is one of the best new internet protocols designed to improve our security when browsing the web. It encrypts DNS lookups and helps in stopping third parties from snooping on your activities on the web. In the future, all the respectable browsers are probably going to enable …

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Managing Your BitLocker To Go Encrypted Flash Drive

Now that you’ve taken the time to protect your data using BitLocker To Go, you’ll need to understand your options for managing the device. Basic usage includes nothing more than entering your password, but you’ll need to know more for special circumstances. Perhaps you’ll wish to change your password, add …

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How To Report Malicious Websites in Internet Explorer

Another less known feature of Internet Explorer is that, not only it checks the websites you visit against a list of known malicious sites, but it also allows users to report malicious websites they encounter. In this tutorial, I will show how to report such websites and why it is …

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How to Backup and Restore Windows Vault Passwords

One way to use the Credential Manager is to export your Windows credentials to another Windows computer, or to back them up and import them after you reinstall Windows, so that you don’t have to manually type them again. This can be useful in some scenarios and we would like …

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How to Remove Crapware/Bloatware & Optimize Windows

In a previous article we’ve shown how tools that should help with removing crapware from your new Windows computer, don’t help much. That’s why we decided to come back with a guide that shares the most effective way to remove crapware and optimize your Windows installation. Step 1: Create a …

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How to Use Windows Defender in Windows 8 & Windows 8.1

Guess what Windows 8 & Windows 8.1 users: when you’re using Microsoft’s newest operating system you don’t need to install virus protection… Oh god, we sound like those Mac elitists, don’t we? Well, we aren’t saying this due to an over-confidence in virus coders lack of interest in a comparatively …

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How to Use Windows Update from Windows 8.1’s PC Settings

In Windows 8.1 there are two Windows Update tools: one available from the Desktop (which hasn’t changed since Windows 7) and one in PC Settings, that’s optimized for users with touch devices. When using the PC Settings version, you can view information about available updates, check for new updates manually, …

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How To Manage Your Installed & Hidden Windows Updates

Windows Update is an essential part of Windows that is permanently improving the operating system and the quality of your user experience. After using your computer for a long time, you will end up with plenty of updates installed. If you want to find information about them, when they were …

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The Best Tools To Check For Software Updates

During the early days of Windows, the operating system was usually the direct target of most malware creators. Along the way, Microsoft has worked a lot on hardening the operating system by creating and delivering security patches to its users in as timely a manner they possibly could. Today, Windows …

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