Windows Security

  • How to Schedule Regular Updates in Windows Defender

    If you don't have Windows automatic updates enabled, you may be missing out on important updates for Windows Defender. Learn how to schedule updates for Defender without the need to do so for your entire system.
    By C. Taylor December 1, 2014 

  • Is Windows or Linux More Secure? A Look at Known Vulnerabilities in Today’s Top Operating Systems

    Wondering whether Linux is really more secure than Windows? This comparison of the two operating systems will give you some food for thought that can help you decide for yourself.
    By Ryan Tetzlaff November 10, 2014 

  • How to Use Microsoft Safety Scanner for Windows

    This free virus scanner from Microsoft will help to determine if your Windows computer is infected with malware. Learn more about why you should try scanning Windows using Microsoft Safety Scanner and how to use it.
    By Donna Buenaventura November 17, 2011 

  • Spybot Search & Destroy for Windows 7 and Earlier

    A must-have for any user of Windows 7 and earlier: Not only can Spybot S&D search and destroy tons of poorly written malicious software but it also prevents pests and potentially unwanted programs from entering your computer. Thus, Spybot Search...
    By Mark Muller August 1, 2011 

  • How to Check for Windows Updates

    For the lot of us who have automatic updates, it’s still useful to log into the Windows Update page that Microsoft offers on occasion. They can offer optional updates and even some recommended programs that you can install on your computer.
    By Finn Orfano July 7, 2011 

  • Assess and Act Upon Microsoft Security Advisories

    There are many Microsoft Security Advisory messages released each month, and these are intended to provide advice on hotfixes and how to deal with newly discovered threats. Acting on these advisories requires some risk assessment before deciding on installing...
    By Christian Cawley June 29, 2011 

  • The Difference between Windows7 X64 and X86

    While Windows7 comes in different flavors such as Enterprise, or Ultimate, or Professional, and Home Premium, there is another difference: the x64 and x86 versions. These versions correspond to the type of processor or CPU that is in the computer...
    By George Garza June 9, 2011 

  • What Are Hard Faults per Second?

    Are high CPU and hard drive utilization slowing your Windows PC to a crawl? You've started up "Resource Monitor" and are surprised at the number of "hard faults/sec" ticking by. Is this the bottleneck? What are hard faults...
    By Lamar Stonecypher May 31, 2011 

  • How to Enable or Disable Windows Registry Editor

    Ever come across a situation where you needed to make changes to the Windows Registry Editor but you couldn't open it? Read on to find out how to enable or disable the Windows Registry Editor with just a few easy steps.
    By unsel May 26, 2011 

  • Sick of Office 2007 Service Pack 2 Problems?

    There were 10+ bugs reported on the Office 2007 SP2 right after its release. Ever since then Microsoft has been busy in fixing them. The latest update on MS Office 2007 SP2 can be downloaded free, and it is expected to fix major flaws and improve...
    By Om Thoke May 25, 2011 
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