A recent study named Privacy for Sale: A Study on Data Security in Used Mobile Devices & Hard Drives, by data recovery company Kroll OnTrack, found that most used hard drives, laptops, phones and other equipment that ended up on Continue reading Most People Have No Idea How to Properly Wipe a Disk
Whatever browser you use, adding functionality to it requires that you make use of one of two different possibilities — plug-ins or add-ons. To many people, both terms sound much the same, and they use them interchangeably. Technically, though, these Continue reading What is the Difference Between a Browser Plug-In and a Browser Extension?
No matter what device or operating system you are using, blue screens, hangs, freezes or crashes will happen sometimes. Your device can become unresponsive, and restart spontaneously. What exactly happens when the computer does this, though? What sort of processes Continue reading When Your Computer Crashes or Blue Screens, What Exactly Happens?
Many people are jumping on the SSD bandwagon today simply because they intuitively believe that with no moving parts like on a clunky old hard disk, an SSD with chips in place of platters is far less likely to fail. Continue reading Should You Put Important Data on an SSD?
Running antivirus can be a pain; it can greatly slow down a PC (to know how much your specific antivirus slows your computer down, look at this detailed test: av-test.org/en/news/news-single-view/endurance-test-does-antivirus-software-slow-down-pcs/). The question is, apart from buying the antivirus that is Continue reading Your Antivirus Slows Down Your Computer; What Do You Do About It?
If you run a website for your small business, you want to choose a hosting service that comes with a reputation for safe, hack-resistant servers. What if your website could be compromised in another way, though, with no one touching Continue reading Your Website is Safe from Hacker Attempts; How About Hijack Attempts?
If you’re a hands-on Windows user, you’ve probably been to Task Manager,to take a look at what exactly happens behind the scenes. You’ve probably looked under the Details and Processes tabs and seen a number of running processes with mystifying Continue reading What Do All Those Windows Processes in Task Manager Do?
Windows Update has never been particularly speedy. While you aren’t likely to notice if the update process entirely automatically, you’ll certainly get impatient should you try to do it manually (you might want to do this if the automatic update Continue reading Why is Windows Update as Slow as It Is?
If you have more than one device connected to your home network, you may, on occasion, come up against a problem called an IP address conflict. In Windows, you get a little notification. It goes Network error: Windows has detected Continue reading What is an IP Address Conflict, and What Do You Do About It?
When your computer seems to run slow, your first instinct is usually to restart it. If you’re the curious type, though, you’ll probably want to check for the cause. Going to the Process tab of Task Manager is the way Continue reading When Your PC Seems Sluggish, Task Manager Gives You All Kinds of Options