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How to Change the User Account Control Beep

Windows 7 and Windows Vista ask if you want to Allow or Cancel almost every attempt to do something in Windows. It is called User Account Control (UAC) and is Microsoft’s attempt to ratchet up security [more…]

How to Disable Windows Remote Assistance

Windows comes with an option to allow someone else on the Internet or a local network to access your computer. It can be done to share files, but primarily the feature exists to let someone somewhere help [more…]

How to Access Windows Security Features

The average time an unprotected Windows computer spends on the Internet before malware controls the entire system is about 16 minutes. Therefore, you must take steps to protect your PC from the Bad Guys [more…]

How to Fight Phishing in Internet Explorer

Phishing is a scam. It begins with an email that compels the recipient to provide personal (e.g. Social security number) or financial information (e.g. account numbers) via email or a website. Like most [more…]

How to Block Phishing in Windows E-Mail Programs

Phishing is a scam. It begins with an email that compels the recipient to provide personal (e.g. Social security number) or financial information (e.g. account numbers) via email or a website. Your email [more…]

How to Put Windows Defender on Your PC

If your PC is rapidly slowing down, moving so slow that you have to wait for minutes to see what you have typed on the screen, you may have spyware on your computer. One of the best ways to fight spyware [more…]

How to Put Windows Defender to Work Fighting Spyware

If your PC is rapidly slowing down, moving so slow that you have to wait for minutes to see what you have typed on the screen, you may have spyware on your computer. One of the best ways to fight spyware [more…]

How to Schedule Automatic Spyware Scans in Windows Defender

If your PC is rapidly slowing down, moving so slow that you have to wait for minutes to see what you have typed on the screen, you may have spyware on your computer. One of the best ways to fight spyware [more…]

How a Computer Firewall Works

What the firewall does is monitor both incoming and outgoing Internet traffic. When a firewall is properly configured, only the information you request from the Internet is allowed in. Outgoing information [more…]

How to Use the Windows Firewall

Two types of firewall are available for your computer: hardware and software. A hardware firewall is an electronic gizmo installed between the broadband router and your computer. It’s often included as [more…]

How to Disable Windows Firewall

If you are running Windows Firewall and decide to switch to a hardware firewall, you will want to disable the Windows Firewall so the two don’t conflict. To disable the Windows Firewall, you follow unique [more…]

How to Password Protect a Windows Account

This video shows you how to protect a Windows Vista account and its data with a strong password. Password protection for a user account increases security and helps keep personal and professional information [more…]

How to Enable the Windows Firewall and Windows Defender

You can easily increase Windows Vista security by turning on Windows Firewall and Windows Defender, which come free with Windows Vista. Enabling this free software can give you the relief of knowing that [more…]
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