For some, Windows Registry cleaning is a waste of time. For others, it’s
Here’s how to tell if your PC might benefit from a thorough cleaning of its
Log files can be useful, but they mainly just take up space.
Trim away your useless log files to gain space and make your backups and
restores smaller and faster!
Firewalls are great tools, but some people find them a bit frustrating.
This week I explain a bit about firewall technologies, firewall performance, how to
extract and use information from firewall logs, and how to remove a certain firewall
if the need should arise.
Usually a major hardware change causes endless software hassles. It doesn’t
have to be this way.
If your current PC doesn’t have "PCI Express" technology, your next one most
likely will. Here’s the scoop on PCI Express and what it means for Windows
Sometimes you want to permanently erase data from your systems, and other
times you want to recover data.
This week, I bring you more information about what does and doesn’t work when
erasing data from your systems. I’ll also discuss your options when your hard
drive fails and you need to recover data.
There are currently 265 different "top level domains" (.com, .edu, .org,
etc.) to choose from when registering your domain. What’s best?
First, let’s help a reader who’s wondering if he got ripped off in buying a
.name domain name.
Group Policy is a fantastic tool that can help you gain control
over your computer. But what if it isn’t available in your version
of Windows XP?
This week, I present a few tips for Windows XP Home users on taking advantage of
Group Policy — even without the tools that come with XP Professional.
One tool says your PC is infected. Another says you’re clean. Which do you
No need to flip a coin! With a little sleuthing, you can get to the bottom of
just about any malware confusion.
Protecting your privacy isn’t always easy — or cheap.
This week, I give you tips on how to recover files encrypted with EFS, how to
get rid of malware, how to avoid nosy search engines, how to erase data so
it can’t be recovered, and much more!
The CPU wars won’t be over any time soon. In the meantime, which CPU chip —
Intel or AMD — is best for Windows?
Benchmarks can help, but the full answer lies elsewhere. I’ll cover that, plus
crash sleuthing and lots more in today’s issue!