The best of LangaList Plus 2011

By Fred Langa

Every issue, the LangaList Plus technical Q&A tackles difficult and sometimes esoteric problems sent in by Windows Secrets subscribers.

For this last LangaList Plus of 2011, we've assembled some of the most popular Langa stories of this past year; we cover topics ranging from working around a Windows 7 networking bug to 14 free tools for digging out stubborn malware infections.

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