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Tame Windows’ unruly Taskbar with ease
Manage your Internet reputation with ease
Making your smartphone part of the act
Mysterious radio signals plague a PC user
Five small and essential apps to armor your PC
Manage your Internet reputation with ease
Have your Windows Mail and Windows 7, too
How much security software do you really need?
Use Windows System Restore with caution
Dunkin’ Donuts is whispering in your ear
Looking to the Lounge for a cheap photo editor
Going green with Win7 is harder than it looks
Manage your Internet reputation with ease
Free utility suite bundles over 100 tools
Use Microsoft Office 2010 free for 180 days
Take charge of Windows’ User Account Control
Manage your Internet reputation with ease
Beware the yellow liquid in the odd sink
Is segregating data and apps worth the effort?
Tighten your Facebook privacy settings
A patch for Microsoft’s e-mail clients
Reassessing and retuning Google’s Chrome
Hard-drive defragmentation is still worthwhile
Fun ways to take revenge on would-be thieves
How many firewalls running together is too many?
New findings update WS Security Baseline
Manage your Internet reputation with ease
Give your flagging WiFi signal a boost
The absolutely safest way to upgrade to Win7
Tuning Windows power settings boosts performance
Dancing baby redefines the shuffle
A snapshot of what’s hot on the WS Lounge
The 120-day Microsoft security suite test drive
Oracle releases Java patch earlier than expected
Custom boot CDs help fix Windows disasters
Two ways to make ‘self-healing’ Windows setups
Here’s one way to get up the mountain
Partitioning’s ongoing role in Windows security
Hotmail’s social networking busts your privacy
Microsoft releases a taxing week of patches
Living without Adobe Flash Reader or Sun’s Java
Run multiple antivirus applications on one PC
Bandleader plays more than symphonic music
Formatting in Word results in major headaches
Run your PC from afar — securely and easily
New admins and mods join us in revealing secrets
Build a community bulletin board in 15 minutes
Three useful but little-known Web applications
When streaming video stutters and stops
Fiberglass never tasted so dog-gone good
Moving to Windows 7 can be a rough transition
Microsoft decision puts public libraries at risk
Microsoft releases an emergency patch for IE
Classic Shell puts XP Retro back into Win7
Tools for managing Win7 and Vista system bootup
All subscribers get a Windows 7 e-book, free
It’s not April 1 without a pranking or two
Winning the battle against obscure malware
Security competition reveals new browser flaws
Over 60,000 Lounge pages are now in Google
All subscribers get a Windows 7 e-book, free
Support clock ticking on XP and Vista versions
Tools for removing blur from digital photos
Tips on working within Windows 7’s Libraries
All subscribers get a Windows 7 e-book, free
The sincerest form of feathery flattery
Running a virtual XP machine in Windows 7
Many browsers patched prior to hacking event
Tools for safely removing rogue anti-malware
New names, new threats from fake security apps
Windows 7 won’t eliminate XP coverage
All subscribers get a Windows 7 e-book, free
Snoring canine companion rattles the windows
The wisdom of running under Windows admin mode
New security tools help protect your PC
New threats to Internet Explorer 6 and 7
Choose the right backup medium for your data
Let’s put your firewall to the test
Print media a favorite amongst hoarders
Loungers help move old data to a new disk
Should your personal computer be quarantined?
All subscribers get a Windows 7 e-book, free
Tailor Windows to work the way you do
What — or who — is using your connection?
More on where Windows 7 puts important files
How to make eating truly mindless
Windows 7 generates many and varied questions
Get help from the Windows Reliability Monitor
MS patch causes BSOD if PC has Alureon malware
Free software sheds light on PC activity
Solving Windows 7 networking problems
From Lucky Charms to … toy charms?
Loungers thinking about upgrades and apps
Windows shortcuts can boost your efficiency
WS has a new technical editor and Lounge admin
Minimize your chances of being a malware victim
Win7 upgrade restrictions make no sense
Wanted: easy desktop-shutdown options
Running stairs: easier with four legs and a toy?
Quick cures for the worst Windows 7 annoyances
Good stuff is being posted in the Lounge
Malicious media files could deliver exploits
Malware may lurk in your browser’s cache
Fine-tune your Registry for faster startups
Office prank busts out more than laughs
Readers are vocal about EULA wording changes
Freeware outdoes Windows’ built-in system tools
Two free photo editors anyone can use
Looking for coursework writing help?
Make music on the cheap with soda bottles
Even well-guarded PCs may get infected
The EULA you click may not be the one in effect
Easy ways to resize digital photos for e-mail
Security updates for Internet Explorer, Firefox
Many free alternatives to Microsoft Office
Pac-Man has now invaded your living space
The long wait for 64-bit PC software continues
Browser forensic tools find malware entry points
Five productivity-enhancing Registry tweaks
Extend the life of your laptop’s battery
This vending machine gives and gives and gives
Patch arrives for IE hole targeted by Chinese
Update repairs font glitch in Word and Web sites
‘Samy worm’ author now targets your router
Upgrade from Windows 7 RC to the retail version
Super Mario gets the hand-drawn treatment
Ask vendors to honor your rebate up front
Why the need to reboot after updating Windows?
Microsoft licensing portal offline for weeks
Install Windows 7 many times from one USB drive
Highly efficient mouse tricks and ‘gestures’
Windows, solid-state disks, and ‘trim’
Stuck between a rock and a … couch?
Make tech rebates work for you, not against you
Post your tips in the Windows Secrets Lounge
XP users will soon need SP3, but be wary of IE 8
Do you really need a quad-core processor?
New virtual-PC software outshines Microsoft’s
How to make Windows 7 uniquely yours
Apple partners with … Tom Cruise?
Inexpensive alternatives to a secure flash drive
Obscure Win7 tools can save you time and trouble
How to make Windows 7 uniquely yours
Our new resource is now ready for you
ATL flaw makes IE vulnerable to attack
Windows 7 suffers from Server Message Block flaw
How to correct Msconfig ghost entries
Tetris may not be so random after all
Credit-card extended warranties come in handy
Secure flash drives keep you safe on the road
Free subscribers: watch for an invite next week
How to make Windows 7 uniquely yours
Beware of tech vendors’ dirty tricks
My productivity-enhancing keyboard shortcuts
Using Windows’ built-in disk-imaging utility
May the whoopee cushion be with you
Users of defective HP notebooks get no love
Microsoft mucks up Windows 7 licensing
Today’s the day to try out our new resource
Watch for a special notice in your inbox
XP update conflicts with popular video adapters
Should you move to 64-bit Windows 7?
Windows utility repairs corrupted system files
New ‘Twilight’ movie gives a howl to cotton
Dumping Java cache improves browser performance
Your Windows 7 migration problems solved
How to get the most from your Windows 7 upgrade
XP patch removes threat of malicious Web fonts
SSL authentication flaw puts browsers at risk
Wanted: a free, novice-proof disk wiper
Invisible rope trips up unsuspecting passers-by
Readers offer more ways to enhance Windows 7
Clean-install Windows 7 from the upgrade disc
How to get the most from Windows 7
How to get the most from Windows 7
Add Windows 7 PCs to Vista and XP networks
Two free removal utilities go head to head
Step by step: reload apps after clean install
The greatest Halloween prank ever
Early adopter of Windows 7 shares his secrets
Find safe-browser technologies that really work
Mozilla blocks, then unblocks Microsoft add-ons
More on router upgrades, settings, and passwords
Automatic driver updates may spell trouble
Behind the lens of Google street view
The pros and cons of switching to Windows 7
Windows GDI+ update prevents Web-image attacks
How to find out whether a file is infected
Remove a persistent Trojan once and for all
Finally! An effective way to reduce traffic
Tips for avoiding bogus ads in search results
Press delete: the risk of outsourcing your data
Public deprived of WS site for two boring days
Migrating to Windows 7 has never been so easy
Take steps to secure your home network’s router
Free MS Security Essentials are worth trying
Make sure your private data’s snoop-proof
Migrating to Windows 7 has never been so easy
Almost all spam traced to a single country
More tips for avoiding Windows 7 upgrade bumps
Sponsored search results lead to malware
Sharing is easy with Windows 7’s homegroups
Manually remove programs that lack uninstallers
Restore a hard drive’s lost boot sector
Google’s invisible city is an identity saver
Netbook news on Windows 7 is hype, Woody finds
Get your system ready for a Windows 7 upgrade
Important security patches available for Firefox
Can Windows Mobile catch iPhone and BlackBerry?
Driver update triggers Vista reactivation
Get Gizmo’s updated e-book of the 9 best apps
Oh, the sweet, sweet power of temptation
More tricks to evade keyloggers on public PCs
Success in digging malware from my own back yard
What to do when a program installation fails
Best way to clean a PC with multiple accounts
Humans will eat almost anything … if it’s pizza
Some keyloggers can read the Clipboard, too
Control ill-behaved apps with DEP in IE
Learn Windows 7 by pictures, not words
New Web-based attacks target Windows Media holes
Hackers exploit FTP flaw in Microsoft’s IIS
Reset your BIOS so USB keyboards work on boot-up
Trade in your hops for grapes … fun will follow
Keep your computer beyond the reach of hackers
Prevent keyloggers from grabbing your passwords
IE 8 is being pushed to systems that blocked it
ISPs block some outgoing e-mail unexpectedly
Security Baseline provides basic PC protection
New info leads to today’s unscheduled newsletter
Bolster your security with top-notch free tools
New browser combines best of three worlds
Delete files that Windows labels ‘undeletable’
Everything Windows 7 available at your fingertips
Annoying tweeters meet their zombie demise
Add Adobe to the list of update opportunists
Use any version of Windows 7 free for 120 days
Everything Windows 7 available at your fingertips
Heavy patch week to block Web-based attacks
Laptop rootkit is widespread but likely harmless
Free utilities make Windows smaller, faster
Everything Windows 7 available at your fingertips
Water fights that will make you cry uncle
Gmail activity log helps you detect hijacking
Sun, Apple, Microsoft install chaff with patches
Time to dump Outlook Express and Windows Mail
Give Vista the best features of Windows 7
Diagnose and repair network-connection glitches
Go really green with Taco Bell’s artificial food
Navigating the maze of Microsoft patches
Gmail flaw shows value of strong passwords
Install MS’s out-of-cycle patches for IE, apps
Special report: anti-malware killbits are broken
Last chance to get money-saving tips for free
No need to undo pre-patch ActiveX killbit
Important Windows 7 questions remain unanswered
How to correct Device Manager hardware errors
Free ways to save money and energy with your PC
The transforming of the greatest ‘blanket’ ever
Learn to read the obscure WindowsUpdate.log file
Free ways to save money and energy with your PC
Killbit update requires Fix-it undo for XP PCs
Zero-day vulnerability in Office Web Components
How to fix ‘slow script’ errors in your browser
Too busy to eat? Try this bag on for size
Readers suggest ways to improve OpenDNS
Free ways to save money and energy with your PC
Some versions of Windows 7 worth it, others not
New IE zero-day exploit targets XP, Server 2003
Microsoft Security Essentials: a privacy risk
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Free ways to save money and energy with your PC
Can Microsoft make a name for itself in search?
Use OpenDNS to surf safely with these tricks
Fire at Web host affected Windows Secrets
Avoid early Windows 7 upgrade surprises
Efficiently organize your portable applications
Test-drive Windows 7 in a virtual machine
The cure for the office cheerleader is here!
Fake e-mails to patch Outlook lead to malware
Forced updates plague Windows users worldwide
It’s confirmed: Windows may update unexpectedly
The correct way to install Vista Service Pack 2
Utilities help clear temp files, stymie Trojans
Use ReadyBoost and pagefiles on flash drives?
Antispam e-book is our free bonus to you
Saving the world, one surprise ending at a time
More good reasons to leave Office on the shelf
Windows may install updates without asking
Antispam e-book is our free bonus to you
Microsoft lets you remove IE from Windows 7
Speed up your PC by using portable software
Find the cause of ‘bad pool header’ errors
People are strange, when you’re on Craigslist
Simple fixes for problems related to IE 8
Break from MS Office with free alternatives
Antispam e-book is our free bonus to you
Critical patches for Internet Explorer 7 and 8
Microsoft still has no patch for DirectShow hole
Will moving the pagefile improve performance?
‘Dude, I totally meant to do that …’
IE 8 causes big problems on some PCs
Big-name sites spread latest malware infections
Stop your ISP from tracking your Net usage
Why you need to validate your downloads
Yes or no to firewall request to act as server?
Here’s looking at you, Steven Seagal
Problems confirmed with Vista Service Pack 2
Windows 7 Starter Edition limits netbook designs
I can’t believe we’ve put out 200 newsletters
It’s our 200th issue! Get our bonus to celebrate
Microsoft calls IE 8 an important security patch
Three free programs improve your PC’s security
Undo accidental reformats of external drives
Thanks to Amazon, reading is fun again
Free program from Microsoft stops WGA
Shavlik, Secunia top Windows Update alternatives
Microsoft improves AutoRun and AutoPlay features
Software improves lighting on digital photos
Fix power-management glitches in XP and Vista
This food’s out to attack more than your heart
WGA affects legitimate MS customers differently
Get all security patches without WGA nightmares
Find a great company whether you need it or not
Find a great company whether you need it or not
Finally! An Office service pack you can remove
Top remote-access tools are fast and safe
Leave Windows’ space-hogging WinSxS folder alone
Find a great company whether you need it or not
Run for the border and sing for your supper!
Pros and cons: When ISPs boot file sharers
Two big reasons why you’ll like Windows 7
Learn how to avoid big mistakes by instinct
How to make Twitter work for your business
Find the cause of spontaneous reboots
Never put in an honest day’s work again!
Google silently corrects Gmail CSRF hole
ISPs assist in cutting off file-sharing users
Last chance to get ‘The Final Chapter’ by May 6
Knock out problematic autostart programs
Simple way to disable or reassign keyboard keys
What to do when Chkdsk won’t finish the job
‘Not by the hair on my chinny chin chin!’
All subscribers can get the Final Chapter — free
Gmail accounts hacked via unpatched hole
All subscribers can get the Final Chapter — free
Critical patches released for Internet Explorer
There’ll be no easy upgrade from XP to Windows 7
Solving ‘me first’ software startup conflicts
Feeling twitterpated? You’re not the only one!
Call to learn whether your Dell or HP is covered
Windows Genuine Advantage is still genuinely bad
Update services are a vital security component
Multiple tools required to disinfect a PC
Recover lost passwords in Word and other apps
Don’t be sheepish, they’re a shear delight!
WGA blocks some updates on legit Windows PCs
Dell and HP balk at replacing bad Nvidia chip
Windows 7 developers heed beta-tester feedback
Using valid characters in your e-mail address
Sync your e-mail among different systems
No more sitting through long-winded epics!
Microsoft responds on patches to Windows users
No reason to rush your upgrade to IE 8
Run a Conficker removal tool before April 1
Old versions of Adobe PDF apps finally patched
Free info manager shows promise but needs work
Clean up the mess left by incomplete uninstalls
Putting the ‘art’ back into your arteries!
Readers share their Security Baseline nominees
Just seven more days to get free brain lessons
Many gdiplus.dll files, but only one needs fixing
Multi-boot madness: Match the drive to the OS
Test and improve your Internet speed for free
Nothing friendly about this ‘friend’ request
WS ‘contribution model’ lauded by biz journal
‘Viral inviters’ want your e-mail contact list
Get a bonus on blogging as an alternative job
Service packs undo vital XP, Server 2003 patches
New rating service verifies sites in real time
Sorting out Windows setup-disc mixups
Hell hath no fury like a lunchbox scorned
Readers dubious of suites, want to mix and match
Microsoft flubs a way to disable AutoRun in XP
Downgrade Vista to XP in seven easy steps
Save on PCs by using Win7’s Experience Index
New Firefox extension beats McAfee SiteAdvisor
For backups, RAID mirroring is not the answer
New laptop does away with extraneous features!
Norton security suite’s top rating questioned
AutoRun patch a long time coming for XP users
Articles lead to scintillating conversations
New viruses target recently patched IE holes
Sync services let you update files from anywhere
Tame Windows’ Volume Shadow Copy Service
My smartphone is smarter than your smartphone!
Site owners stung by SiteAdvisor rating errors
Reviewers rate Norton the No. 1 security suite
All readers get brain-fitness secrets for free
Windows 7 moves Live Essentials to the cloud
Two freebies that will knock your socks off
Why am I locked out of the Registry?
Harmless new game, or ‘Bambi: First Blood’?
CNN/Octoshape, SiteAdvisor stories make waves
McAfee reveals SiteAdvisor’s retesting policy
Your remote-access software may be vulnerable
ActiveX kill-bit patch zaps Visual Basic apps
More fallout from Patch Tuesday updates
Critical update for Internet Explorer 7 and 8
What you should do about Windows Vista
Recover lost disk space by dumping dump files
More fun than reporting on stock-market carnage’s use of Octoshape puts readers on edge
SiteAdvisor ratings may be 1 year out-of-date
Microsoft blinks, and users of Windows 7 UAC win
Fixing a problem generates our news update
Conficker/Downadup woes may not be over
Microsoft claims Windows 7 UAC flaw is by design
Make sure your PC’s BIOS supports USB
Giving up on society? Get one of these!
If NoAutoRun.reg doesn’t work, you may need space
Watch a live video, share your PC with CNN
How you can end a rootkit infection (as I had to)
Sites let you fix photos for free from anywhere
Fix the dreaded ‘Run DLL as an App’ error
The Force is not strong with this one
Keep the latest worm infestation off your PC
A free bonus download for accidental admins
Critical patch for Windows file-sharing bug
Google search results lead to browser hijackers
Prevent your system from becoming infected
Determine your PC’s true memory ceiling
I’d eat an apple a day to keep this doctor away!
Downgrading Vista to XP is possible … maybe
Has your PC become a spammer’s botnet zombie?
Fast and free way to recover deleted photos
Make Windows PCs safer by dual-booting Ubuntu
Reinstall Windows with one click of your mouse
More exciting than circling classified ads!
XP deadline extended toward launch of Windows 7
Learn the tricks Google uses to stay on top
Free software-update service spots risky apps
Keep your Net activities away from prying eyes
Slipstreaming simplifies Windows reinstalls
Even Santa can go a little holiday crazy
More on troubleshooting Windows network glitches
Microsoft’s out-of-cycle patch plugs hole in IE
Access more memory, even on a 32-bit system
Did you miss the best stories of 2008?
Microsoft patches IE, but Firefox is still safer
Give your friends secrets as free holiday gifts
Internet Explorer is target of zero-day attack
Freeware helps to boot the bots off your network
Connect safely over open Wi-Fi networks
Boost performance by killing unneeded processes
Hang on, I’ve got the perfect song for this!
Does the glitch in .NET patching put you at risk?
A manual approach to reinstalling .NET Framework
Microsoft DHCP bugs make Windows lose networking
Get some great tricks for a healthy space
Tools let parents control their kids’ PC use
Foxit patches PDF weakness months before Adobe
Give the boot to files that refuse to delete
Too bad there’s no do-over for this ‘I do’
The warning signs of a PC infected with malware
XP Service Pack 3 blocks .NET security patches
Holiday greetings are coming to all
Antivirus tools try to remove Sinowal/Mebroot
A news update to bring you rootkit solutions
Last week to get a free excerpt of ‘Pleasure’
Great system tools that don’t cost a dime
A favorite tool gets an easier-to-use update
How to solve ‘delayed write failed’ errors
I’ll call you back, I’m about to hit a dead zone
A freebie really does streamline Windows startup
Don’t be a victim of Sinowal, the super-Trojan
No Thanksgiving content, but look for news updates
Use these techniques to ease holiday stress
Critical Windows hole patched after seven years
Wireless networks at risk from WPA breach
Can keyloggers go undetected by security apps?
Keanu has encountered an error and must restart
How to maintain XP after Microsoft ends support
All readers get a free excerpt of ‘Pleasure’
Some sites break without Flash cookies enabled
Like Flash, Silverlight poses a privacy risk
Windows’ Registry explained in plain English
XP’s ‘other’ Explorer can be a real CPU hog
Nothing’s lost in this 80s-video translation!
Sync your Outlook and mobile-phone contacts
These speedup utilities aren’t worth your money
Free ‘job insecurity’ download still available
Two great tools help manage small networks
Free productivity suite challenges MS Office
Work around XP SP3 glitches with CmSNXeye.exe
Watch this video … before it’s too late!
Expect attacks via latest Windows security hole
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