Lounge Life

Why is Skype flagged as a malicious website?

Lounger macko1944 asks for help with a frequent message from Malwarebytes that the app has blocked a malicious website — Skype.

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Rated download speed versus actual speed

Lounger cornfield set up a new router; now he wonders why he’s not getting better download speeds. That sets off a discussion about how to measure the download performance you’re actually getting.

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Can older PCs happily run Windows 10?

One of the most common questions asked about Windows 10 is whether it’ll run on aging machines.

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Is Microsoft Security Essentials effective?

Few things in computing generate more discussion than the effectiveness of anti-malware applications.

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Plan ahead if you want to change your ISP

Lounge member mike21 wants to switch his ISP when his current contract ends. How does he most effectively avoid losing his contacts, any new mail sent to his old email address after he makes the switch, and his old emails, too?

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Payment processing for a small business

Lounge member Drewski runs an IT-support service and needs to be able to accept credit cards.

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How to stop malware-prone employee downloads?

A Lounge member asks how to protect a work computer containing valuable data from an employee who has repeatedly downloaded Trojans and other malware onto it.

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Comparing notes on Office on Windows 10

Lounge member JytteC has three new PCs, all equipped with Windows 10.He bought Office 2016 and installed it on all three machines, with such unhappy results that he took off the new Office and reinstalled the old Office 2003!

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