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!
Don’t you hate it when software refuses to uninstall? I sure do. So, today’s issue begins with help in rooting out recalcitrant software.
Don’t you hate it when software refuses to uninstall?
I sure do. So, today’s issue begins with help in rooting out recalcitrant
software. I then cover a free utility, an IE 7 speed-up, and lots more!
Wow! What a hot button! My Jan. 4 article on "Easier
but safer passwords" generated a veritable flood of reader mail.
sampling of a few of the best comments. Also, I have some info you need to
know about “Windows Live Toolbar" and installing the new Windows Vista.
Just as in 2006, one of 2007’s top themes is likely to be online security.
So, let’s begin the New Year with some very useful password security tips and
tools, and then look at an "update aggregator" service — and more!
There’s an easy way and a hard way to replace missing or corrupted DLLs.
As you can probably guess, I’ll show you the fast and easy way! Then I’ll
discuss a free "ultra-high security password generator," continue our
coverage of AOL’s antivirus tool, and more.
Frustrated with a broken Windows boot sequence? Before you give your
PC the heave-ho, try some alternative methods of recovering a PC that
won’t boot up.
This week, we present two more ways to deal with particular Windows
boot issues. One tip helps you correct potentially bad data on your disk.
The other helps you build an alternative boot device, just in case
your Windows installation CD isn’t available.
Are you ready to trust products from the “new” AOL? I’m not.
A careful reading of an AOL software license reveals all-too-familiar patterns
that set off my alarm bells.
Outlook has improved over the years but still has some rough edges.
Here are some ways to smooth out your Outlook application and make it work the
way you want it to.
Software and hardware are supposed to help us. But sometimes our tools turn against us, causing more problems than they solve and leading to
frustration, delays, and costly failures.
Today, I look at some normally docile, usually helpful tools — such as Windows’
Recovery Console, which is software, and laptop batteries, which are hardware —
to see how they can run amok, and what you can do about it.