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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
First, a news update, now a special newsletter
Readers can now download TWO helpful e-books
Microsoft posts emergency defense for new attack
News update responds to threat of Web worm
Sandboxie works with 32-bit Vista but not 64-bit
The best sites for identifying suspicious files
Flash cookies are putting your privacy at risk
How to update Windows without Windows Update
Hush … Google knows what’s best for you
XP beats Vista? Could be the OS or poor drivers
The best way to merge your contacts with iPhone
Free PC advice for geeks and goddesses alike
Patch knocks out Net for XP PCs with ZoneAlarm
Put these file locations on your backup radar
Use a sandbox to improve your PC security
Repair XP’s ability to format floppy disks
‘Chicken or fish?’ may max out your credit card
Are criticisms of Vista bogus or legitimate?
All browsers are vulnerable to clickjacking
Yay, Fred’s back! Readers give a big thumbs-up
All subscribers can get free PC buying advice
Free troubleshooting tool adds network tracking
Slimmed-down Windows XP delivers big benefits
Find the perfect Web/e-mail hosting service
Forget Freddy, it’s a nightmare on Windows Street!
Find out who’s doing what on your computer
Bugs and lack of apps plague 64-bit users
Fred Langa ‘un-retires’ to fix your problems
Tips for taking the 64-bit Vista plunge
Improve security by running apps in isolation
Locate the important files hidden on your PC
A parody that’s as American as apple pie
Just how much RAM does 32-bit Windows support?
DVD rippers let you watch movies anywhere
Does Vista already have Windows 7’s new kernel?
Subscribers in London debate discussion forums
Long live audio! Free e-book for subscribers
Free utility displays all your PC’s passwords
Now you can get your Wi-Fi on wheels
Universal IM clients link you to many systems
Finally! Your Windows error messages decoded
Balancing health-data accessibility, security
Converters maximize your video-file options
Don’t go from XP to Vista unless you go 64-bit
London readers: meet with me on Sept. 27
All subscribers get Cory Doctorow’s new book free
Antivirus 2008/2009 is the scum of the earth
Services let you offload your file downloads
Find the backup technique that works for you
It beats (ahem) ice-cold showers
Password managers keep your login data handy
Cloud computing puts your health data at risk
Say ‘hi’ to award-winning writer Stuart Johnston
Megapatch plugs image-file vulnerabilities
Is Google’s Chrome browser a Windows killer?
Three top Windows cleaners boost performance
These guys are a bunch of characters!
Another XP SP3 approach: burn it to a CD
Don’t let XP Service Pack 3 hose your system
Free Windows security checker is flawed
Put Windows’ built-in spyware catcher to use
Low-cost online backup beats free alternatives
This guy couldn’t spell ‘IQ’ with a dictionary
Problems with Windows XP SP3 persist
Don’t fall for bogus antivirus downloads
Windows Secrets & Support Alert using a shorter name
IE security holes lead Microsoft’s patch parade
Bootable rescue CDs can fix your damaged Windows
Best alternatives to Microsoft Outlook, part II
Groove is in the history books
The true tech challenge: keeping it simple
You’ll get a new Windows Update, like it or not
Time for a summer break — see you on Sept. 4
Get an exclusive excerpt by Fake Steve Jobs
‘Tis the season for emerging PC threats
E-mail form letters save you time and trouble
The two most useful utilities on my PC
There’s nothing subliminal about this message
Product reviews are a change for the better
Free tools deactivate unsafe ActiveX controls
Find any Support Alert article from your browser
There’s always gotta be a way out!
Best alternatives to Microsoft Outlook, part I
Get the best firewall, then scan your PC — free
Don’t get burned by driver-update scams
Get the most out of your subscription
Ill effects of Microsoft’s DNS patch linger on
New tactics to keep mail servers spam-free
Reduce spam using free software
Schwinn Lake? Gears-elle? Ballet on a bicycle
Yes, there is life after e-mail newsletters
Yahoo Mail’s makeover gives it the webmail edge
New ways to access all Support Alert information
Support Alert has merged with Windows Secrets
Look for Windows Secrets and Support Alert Newsletter
A farewell note from Gizmo
Commercial defragger for free
A full commercial version of top malware detector for free
How to print a folder file list from Windows Explorer
Dislike Vista? Then Have Your Say Here
Turn your PC keyboard into the real thing
Scrub your keyboard spotless
A special thanks to Robert Schifreen, the founding editor of Support Alert
Thirty sites where you can legally download music
Locate free online books fast
Free stationery for FiloFax, DayRunner and other planners
A Terabyte USB drive for $129.99
Cheap USB flash drives: the final word
Hidden trap with USB keyboards
Bundle of Firefox security extensions
Are security products a security risk?
Firefox 3 incompatible with Live Hotmail
Comparing changes in Word documents
Free Web service offers instant online classes
A smarter way to run command line programs using a hotkey
Free program launcher also works on USB drives
New version of top free PC inventory/monitoring program
Free utility remove line breaks from text
More free remote access options
A free reminder program that’s also a PC scheduler
Gizmo’s desert island utilities report
Random password generator
Free service for creating permanent online notes and lists
New Gmail feature helps protect privacy
USB flash drive freebies
New search engine shows hits in 3D
Techie heaven
Spammers can crack CAPTCHA images
Bill Gates savaged by Windows
How to continue getting Gizmo’s latest freeware finds
Your questions about the Support Alert/Windows Secrets merger answered
Block a serious threat to your DNS servers
Microsoft presents: Attack of the Killer Updates
The top Firefox security and privacy add-ons
So that’s why they’re called flip-flops!
SAN + WS = the info Windows users need
Protect yourself from software-vendor ‘snarketing’
New readers join us from Support Alert on July 24
Support Alert is merging with Windows Secrets
Useless waste of time department
Microsoft security news
Latest security patch knocks out ZoneAlarm
Weave a more powerful Web experience
The best browser for safe and speedy surfing
Even Death Stars can’t find good kitchen help
AVG antivirus program garbles HTML e-mails
TechSpot battles Google for best PC support info
Say ‘hi’ to 150,000 new Support Alert readers
A bigger, better newsletter with Support Alert
Free tool identifies unsecure ActiveX controls
Seven uncommon keyboard shortcuts you’ll love
From paper to searchable PDF on the cheap
A suit you can recycle for spare change
Outlook corrupts HTML to text for some readers
The DIY guide to PC troubleshooting and repair
The clock is ticking for service-pack testers
Strengthen your privacy in Firefox 3
Get top-flight antivirus without spending a dime
The only thing I think about more often than beer
Readers reach out to help other readers
Save time by creating folders in bunches
Six days left to get secret Internet history
Gizmo and his 60 volunteer freeware editors need your help
New way to discover the latest freebies
Free utility compares two Microsoft Word documents
Free remote access software offers simplicity
How to strip unwanted formatting from text
How to make your PC run faster
Free utility reveals the truth about your video card
Zero charge directory calls from your cell phone
Vista’s main competitor: Windows XP
Edit and share your photos online
Best Vista tweaks
USB flash drives at ridiculous prices
Firefox 3 released
Infected Web sites replace email as main source of infection
The limitations of AV certification
The latest news on AVG Free vs. Avast!
Apple plugs more flaws in QuickTime
A solution to XP SP3 trashing your visual styles
Add Vista flash drive ReadyBoost to Windows XP
Free auto refresh add-ins for your browser
Free personal task management software impresses
Another free option for resizing digital photos
Alternatives to Evernote for Web note taking
A free gift from Gizmo: a $40 backup program
How to solve DVI problems
How to send an email using any “From:” address
Learn how to solve elusive Windows problems
800,000 user guides
Great Internet Explorer v7/v8 site
New free file sharing site offers free faxing
More malware scanning options
Easy way to detect infections
How Gizmo protects his PCs
The WS Security Baseline: your hardware firewall
Help shape the future of the Windows interface
The best deals for sending faxes online
These chocolate eggs are definitely on a roll
There’s more than one way to transfer big files
Dig deeper to reveal the secrets of Firefox 3
Get the secret history of the Internet
More free online storage options
Windows XP Service Pack 3 gets official fixes
How reliable are antivirus lab tests?
Two top defraggers speed your disk accesses
‘Hi, I’m popping corn — can I call you back?’
Free add-ons teach Windows Explorer new tricks
Get our free search add-ins for Firefox and IE 7
Take the mystery out of network-traffic analysis
The hardware way to boost your productivity
Transfer mammoth files reliably for free
You want me to spell what?
XP Service Pack 3: not yet ready for prime time
Outlook Web Access corrupts HTML attachments
Hong Kong readers: meet with me on June 15
A numbers game set to a catchy tune
Norton software conflicts with Windows XP SP3
XP Service Pack 3 problems require a news update
HP recommends against installing Windows XP SP3
Testing the effectiveness of rootkit removers
Top free tools for rooting out rootkit spies
Mobile phones have come a long, long way
Readers offer more ways to keep XP fresh
XP SP3 triggers false positives in security apps
All readers are eligible for our bonus download
Zero effort way to shrink photos for emailing
Get Kaspersky AV, WinRar, Avira Premium for free
The next generation of browsers
Encrypted USB drive works on limited rights PCs
Free fax for Windows Vista
Free helpdesk utility allows bulk password resets
Get Fix-It Utilities v7 for free
Free electronic research assistant
Microsoft offers lifeline for Office 2007 users
Best free notes organizer gets even better
What to do if you think your PC is infected
Another way to share files with friends
The quick way to safely remove USB drives
Free legal information on the Web
The 46 Best Freeware list now in Chinese
Free utility lets you play old DOS games
Windows XP SP3 finally released
A security trap you may have never thought about
AVG version 8 Free released – Gizmo’s recommendations
Utility removes old Java versions and checks for updates
Briard’s take on the latest version of Ubuntu
Free archiving program offers ease of use
Seven commercial PDF to doc converters tested
How to create custom keyboards
The last word on text to voice utilities
Make your screen colors more accurate
More free abandoned software
Free online service removes line breaks from text and more
Microsoft and Google move toward cloud computing
Convert your browser to 3D
Find out if your PC is part of a botnet
XP Service Pack 3 crashes HP’s AMD-based PCs
More vulnerabilities found in Internet Explorer
One online notetaker outshines the competition
Windows rocks! The OS plays a Who classic
Keep XP fresh until Windows 7 arrives
Steal our links — no, really, we mean it
Free tool roots out software vulnerabilities
Rearrange your keyboard the free and easy way
A Japanese take on full-body massages
Fred’s departure triggers a torrent of ‘thanks’
Make your PC difficult to steal, easy to recover
Over 12,000 readers got a bonus — did you?
What you need to know before you install XP SP3
Five antivirus programs ace the PC-defense test
Another reason to keep both hands on the wheel
All good things come to an end as Fred reboots
Checking IE7Pro’s background gives a reader pause
Thwart malware attacks by locking out bad sites
Tune in May 6 for debate on Microsoft licensing
Windows Secrets readers get a free e-book bonus
Finally, here comes XP Service Pack 3
Detect zombie PCs by sniffing your network
How Firefox 3 blocks bad sites better
A new twist on table manners
Keep malvertisements from infecting your PC
Nine must-have freeware apps rise to the top
Microsoft exec loses his cool on Vista upgrades
How to get exactly what you want
How to generate .htaccess files the easy way
Learn to touch type for free
Free utility converts normal programs to portable versions
The best free folder hiding utility
Convert camcorder videos to DVD widescreen using freeware
USB flash drives reviewed
Open DNS explained
Get directory assistance for free
A free program that identifies problems with your pc
How to convert PDF files to word doc files for free
How to make booklets from PDF files
Free HDR alignment tool
Good tech blog
Support Alert subscribers sniff out best USB deals
Fixing defective software may be “theft”
Critical update to Adobe Flash player
Vista SP1 finally released, XP SP3 to follow
Briard’s brief history of the PC
How to identify and fix dead pixels
Free text-to-speech plug-ins
Text to speech revisited
Free utility recovers deleted photos
The best free portable applications
Why Vista still sucks
FolderShare reborn
How to sync Gmail with Outlook
Free online whiteboard
Great list of free “abandoned” software
Do you really need a spyware scanner?
.NET Service Pack 1 creates a tax-season .MESS
The best — and worst — personal firewalls
Three fast, thorough, easy-to-use disk cleaners
The U.S. election process, in a nutshell
Flash ads bearing malware plague popular sites
Two search engines help you find Windows info
Is your ISP selling your browsing history?
Best free audio editing software
Patches for IE should be top priority this week
Disabling AutoRun still leaves you open to attack
Beware disk cleaners that can make things worse
A new approach for handling telemarketers
Article on Vista upgrade trick rattles the cages
Outages cast doubts on MS online services
Powerful net monitoring: learn the whys and hows
Use Vista’s superior system font in XP
Video shows top 10 ways to break your server
VirtualBox is an impressive VM contender
It’s official: upgrade hack included in Vista SP1
QuickTime, iTunes install Safari — like it or not
Make a bootable thumb drive that runs XP
Get better results deep-cleaning Windows drives
Is that a good spot over there?
Reader tips on portable computing flow in
XP virtual computing avoids dual-boot complexity
No Windows XP setup disk? Here’s how to create one
Another outstanding free program launcher
How to copy DVDs using freeware
Automate tasks in Firefox and Internet Explorer
How to protect your PC from security threats
Online service converts bitmap images to vector graphics
Ten killer Firefox extensions
Which movie download site is best?
Share PC games and applications between other PCs, PS3s, Linux boxes
The top 10 Web sites you’ve never heard of
How to tell if you are secretly connected to the Internet
How to record streaming media
Free alternatives to expensive software
What extension is that?
Use Google Sky from your browser
USB flash drives get even cheaper
Alternative to AutoPatcher for updating XP SP2
You have more investment in online data than you think
Spammers defeat Gmail
Malware disguised as freeware
Free Web service arranges meetings automatically
Which is the best desktop of them all?
Text-to-voice utilities
Free easy-to-use video editor
Free Picasa add-ons
Simple Web filtering
How to remove the arrow in shortcut icons
Find out where any telephone number is physically located
Outstanding list of free tools
A PC that cannot become infected with malware
Ready or not, he-e-ere’s Vista Service Pack 1
More need-to-know about network monitoring
Install Vista’s fonts on XP — legally
Would you like mental floss with that?
You have another few months to acquire XP
Carry an entire operating system in your pocket
We’ve made our secrets easier to find
Free PDA fits in any pocket
March patches for Office are ‘lambs,’ except…
StartKey makes your desktop portable
Using Windows’ hidden Disk Cleanup options
Hey, buddy, can you cc me on that?
OEM licenses for XP are nontransferable
How to fix that gizmo you dropped in the loo
Use Process Monitor to find hidden information
Hackers broke into my site — yours might be next
The art of water-balloon tossing
Sizing up your boot drive’s pagefile
Get yourself an XP system while you still can
A parade of problem service packs for Windows
The storage landscape times, they are a-changing
Should you trust Windows Update hardware drivers?
I want to ride my bicycle
Ultimate gets less support than XP Media Center
Save space when using two drives or dual-booting
Make XP look like Vista
Never reinstall Windows again, part 2
Understanding codecs
Some light stuff for techies
Make sure you remove old versions of Adobe Flash
New software flaws: More than 80% of PCs affected
Firefox updated to version 2.0.0.12
Neat way to search Web pages with Firefox
How to make Vista run faster
Free disposable phone numbers
Why you shouldn’t trust software awards
New version of the best-ever freeware list
Free software to improve your digital photos
Use Open Office online
A free utility that really does make your PC run faster
The 10 best free downloads for Vista users
How to backup your email for free
Problems with freeware unzippers and PDF readers
Best free digital image processing and design programs
Turn your laptop or PC into a serious alarm clock
Photoshop look-alike for $7.95
Spyware Doctor Starter Edition has smaller signature database
Are new antivirus programs any good?
New version of Secunia Software Inspector released
How to clean up your right-click context menu
Free utility makes opening Winmail.dat attachments easy
More Amazon S3 storage options
Amazon S3 online storage impresses
How to make your mouse scroll wheel work better
Dictate an email reminder on your cell phone
Fifty gigabytes of free online storage
The best online format conversion site
Microsoft pulls buggy Vista ‘prerequisite’ patch
Now is the time for debunking the Mocmex threat
Vista Service Pack 1 — boring but necessary
Roll over, Beethoven
Dual-booting XP deletes Vista restore points
Microsoft cuts Ultimate licenses for volume buyers
Learn to type while playing computer games
Get Acronis True Image for free
The best free program launcher
Instead of roses, send a dozen patches today
A few jolts to increase your desktop performance
Task Scheduler tricks help you save time
Suffering the slings of Cupid’s arrow
Labs provide alternatives in evaluating suites
Make your computer dual-boot Vista and XP
Make use of advanced Process Monitor features
WinBubble is the best free TweakUI replacement
Don’t let social-networking viruses bite you
Nuts — a little dab’ll do ya
Positive reviews for Norton raise readers’ ire
Symantec uninstaller may not finish the job
Server 2003 may have ‘critical’ flaw, MS says
Breaking news rouses us from our slumber
How to run your CDs/DVDs without the disks
How to backup your data online cheaply
Learn how to draw
See the future of computing now
The meaning of Avast!
Corrigenda – HxD binary editor
Recoding industry dirty tricks exposed
Viruses on the decline – social networks the next target
Another set of critical flaws in Adobe Flash Player
Another zero-day exploit for Microsoft Excel
How to copy large folders or drives unattended
Top-rated commercial media player now free
Get top file commercial manager for free
Recreate your Windows desktop on a USB drive
How to slim down Windows
How to read those annoying Outlook .DAT e-mail attachments
Best free portable applications
Best free Windows Media replacement
Top Web radio site
How to move your Outlook mail to Gmail
The best free minimizer
How to create a bootable rescue CD
How to stop Flash movies/ads on Web sites playing automatically
A quality 4GB flash drive for $19.95
Free virus check using Kaspersky
Top spam filter now available for Thunderbird
New sandbox from ZoneAlarm
Free time management and productivity utilities
Another excellent free file manager
Quickly switch between open applications
Make Firefox look like IE 7
Selecting the best AV program/security suite
Top RSS reader is now free
Drive imaging resources
Tools for techies
Free security scan of your running processes
Free browsers galore