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Comment by Peter on Here's How to Make Your Computer Indestructible (November 16, 2019 06:48 PM)
It reminds me of Shadow Defender which returns the computer to its previous state after a reboot. What I do is make regular (daily and intra-day) bac...
Comment by Steve on Is It Time to Replace Your Power Supply? (November 16, 2019 04:14 PM)
I recall a Dell desktop with a whine coming from the power supply fan. After discharging any power left in the supply, I opened the case, removed the...
Comment by BAW30s on Is It Time to Replace Your Power Supply? (November 16, 2019 01:15 PM)
The effects of PSU deterioration can be quite subtle compared to those Bob describes above. One I have come across more than once is that the compute...
Comment by BaliRob on Is It Time to Replace Your Power Supply? (November 16, 2019 08:39 AM)
The original complainant was talking about a 'noisy fan making an awful noise'. As Bob has reminded everyone that HEAT is the enemy of the computer. ...
Comment by RandiO on Is It Time to Replace Your Power Supply? (November 16, 2019 05:08 AM)
@DaveSmart >> The answer is yes and then some more. But the better answer should be either "maybe" or "sometimes"; after factoring in the 'you gets w...
Comment by Brad on Here's How to Sanitize Your PC With PrivaZer (November 16, 2019 05:04 AM)
I've been a happy camper using PriaZer for several years. Running two desktops and one laptop all have Windows 10 I'm wondering if the negative commen...
Comment by Dave Smart on Is It Time to Replace Your Power Supply? (November 16, 2019 12:43 AM)
The article refers to an overloaded power supply as one of the causes of a failure. While I was providing technical support (10 years back) I recall ...
Comment by Robert A. on Is It Time to Replace Your Power Supply? (November 15, 2019 11:32 PM)
Unfortunately, most big-name computers quite often use a proprietary designed power supply in their tower/desktop computers, which means that the owne...
Comment by Butch on Will VoIP Service Replace Your Landline? (November 15, 2019 11:15 PM)
I have severe hearing loss. Until such time as the CaptionCall people can use something other than a landline connection, I *have* to have landline....
Comment by GregC on Is It Time to Replace Your Power Supply? (November 15, 2019 09:27 PM)
Some power supplies have a fuse inside, but don't count on it. If nothing at all happens when you press the start button (ie no fan bump, no beeps etc...

Spyware Articles

 

Geekly Update - 19 February 2014

What would you do if your laptop or smartphone suddenly became 1000 times faster? Why are neighborhood dogs protesting a new technology that improves Internet security? And why are robots generating 60 percent of all Web traffic? Get answers to these burning questions, and the scoop on the latest tech news, in this edition of the Geekly Update. It's guaranteed to make you 146% smarter. Read, think and comment!

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Fake Anti-Spyware Programs

Browsing the web for free anti-spyware programs can get you into more trouble than an accidental spyware infection. Bad guys are actually disguising their malware as beneficial anti-malware utilities, and inducing the gullible to not only install their malware, but even pay them for it! Here's how to tell the difference...

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Top 10 Spyware Blockers

A good spyware blocker program protects you from online marketers who want to know where you go online; identity thieves who want to steal your usernames, passwords, and sensitive personal information; and hackers who want to seize control of your computer and Internet connection to distribute spam and more spyware. Which spyware blocker is best for you?

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Best Spyware Protection

Spyware is a type of malicious software, distinct from viruses, Trojan horses, and other cybernasties. Spyware does no damage to your computer and does not bombard you with annoyances like popup advertisements, generally speaking. Spyware is designed to go totally unnoticed, in fact. But in the background, spyware is spying on you and reporting back to its master. Here's how to protect and defend against spyware...

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Google Toolbar is Spyware?

I just got a new computer at work. On my last one I had downloaded the google toolbar. The tech people here have now blocked it because they say it contains spyware. Is this true? It was so convenient to have the toolbar. Thanks for your help!

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Malware Scanners

There are so many malware scanners to choose from, when trying to protect against adware, spyware and other online threats. Which one(s) do you recommend?

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Removing Winfixer Popups

I've been getting those very annoying Winfixer popups. My popup blocker is set to High. I have Ad-Aware, Spybot Search & Destroy and even Microsoft AntiSpyware. But no matter what I try they keep coming back. I’ve searched for help on removing Winfixer, but all the info I found is too technical for me. Can you help?

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