Windows Security

  • Firefox 3 vs. Internet Explorer 8: Which Browser Has Better Security?

    The battle over Firefox or Internet Explorer being the most useful or safest browser goes on ad infinitum. It probably will as long as computers and browsers exist. Since both are equal in bookmarking and toolbar capabilities, security is where the true...
    By Greg Brian January 27, 2010 

  • Backing Up Windows XP Registry

    Looking for ways to retain the information stored in your Windows XP Registry, or researching how to backup Windows XP registry keys? This guide features 3 ways that you might consider
    By Christian Cawley January 20, 2010 

  • Windows XP Tips: Turning off Automatic Updates

    Not interested in receiving automatic updates for your operating system? Wondering how to turn them off? For further instructions, read on.
    By Finn Orfano January 20, 2010 

  • Faster Browsing in Firefox

    Want to surf in Firefox with more information about where you may go next before you click the link? Want shortened commands to rapidly find weather, Google and Wikipedia results, and more, without going to the website first? Here we'll look...
    By Lamar Stonecypher December 31, 2009 

  • Understanding the Ownership Model in Windows 7 and Vista

    Some folders in Windows are virtual folders that one cannot access or take ownership of. Why is this so? A question also arises when one tries to access files on an old hard drive from a prior computer, and one may even wonder if she should "takeown"...
    By Lamar Stonecypher December 29, 2009 

  • How to Disable Windows Security Center

    Windows Security Center is Microsoft's forced offering of protection. Why is it so complex to disable? Shouldn't we, the users, be able to choose whether or not to use Microsoft's Security offerings? Here we look at how to disable...
    By jeff December 10, 2009 

  • Using Microsoft Virtual PC to Run a Virtual Hard Drive with Windows Server 2003

    Want to set up a free Windows 2003 server but don’t have available hardware? Why not run it as a virtual appliance using free software from Microsoft? Read on to find out how.
    By Ryan Tetzlaff December 4, 2009 

  • Malware from Social Networking - Recent Attacks on Facebook, MySpace, and Orkut

    Malware and trojan virus providers are recently directing their efforts at social networking sites such as MySpace, Orkut, and Facebook. Here we’ll look at how some of these attacks take place and offer some suggestions about avoiding getting your...
    By Lamar Stonecypher December 1, 2009 

  • A Tech Savvy User Gets Infected: Troubleshooting Computer Hacker Attacks

    Think only the lazy and naive get infected by computer malware? Think again. Clever enough viruses and other programs can sneak by even the toughest anti-virus defenses. All they need is a tiny crack.
    By Brian Nelson November 25, 2009 

  • How to Tell if You Have Been Hacked

    Have you ever wondered if your computer has been hacked? Would you know what to look for? These days, hacking is subtle. An examination of your computer may yield clues, or better yet, give you some piece of mind.
    By Brian Nelson November 25, 2009 
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