There’s no fix yet for Tuesday’s remote-code-execution exploit, which has already been found circulating in the wild.
Windows users should switch to a browser other than Internet Explorer until Microsoft releases a patch for this IE security hole.
Bots can wreak havoc on your network and endanger your data, but they’re not difficult to eradicate.
A new tool tracks down bots, intercepts their communications, and produces reports that can aid you in removing them from your systems.
Using a Wi-Fi network in a coffee shop, airport, or hotel is such a serious security risk that I simply never do it without taking additional measures to protect my data and my PC.
These three techniques will keep you safe while using a public network, often without costing you anything but a small bit of time.
Some of the software running in the background on your PC does nothing but unnecessarily bog down your system.
There’s a right way and a wrong way to prevent needless processes from tying up your machine’s resources, so let me show you a method that won’t bring you grief.
It’s no wonder that portable music players have become so popular. With the right song playing in the background, ordinary actions can be transformed into extraordinary experiences. Everyday activities beg for personalized playlists: get in the groove of your daily workout, rock out while cleaning the house … the possibilities are endless, even if we’re not!
People using Windows XP Service Pack 3 may not be offered all the .NET security patches their applications require.
However, if none of your PC’s programs requires a version of .NET Framework, this problem will have no impact on your system.
The Dec. 4
in Windows Secrets described how to make sure your system has the Microsoft .NET that’s needed by various applications, but doing so sometimes requires a brute-force approach.
When it’s time to reinstall vital Windows components — or the entire operating system — you’d best have a plan in mind.
Numerous perplexed Windows users have discovered that attempting to connect their PCs (especially Vista) to their existing networks or Wi-Fi hotspots results in flaky or nonexistent connections.
One reason: a change by Microsoft in Vista’s Dynamic Host Control Protocol (DHCP) is causing conflicts with some networking hardware, which can require a Registry edit to fix.
The new year is a perfect time to throw out old things and start anew. We’ve licensed a copy of the best techniques from Alison Haynes’s new book, Clean Sweep, to help you rid your home and workplace of unseen pollutants and toxins, especially those that can cause allergies.