Security

What is an antivirus or a security suite? How do I choose a good security product? How to use my computers and devices in a secure manner?

How to encrypt a system partition with BitLocker in Windows 10

BitLocker Drive Encryption is one of the most used encryption solutions for Windows It's a security tool found in Windows 10 Pro and Enterprise editions that helps protect your data from unauthorized access It does that by allowing you to encrypt system partitions, as well as other...

Get access to a BitLocker-encrypted USB drive when you forget its password

You've encrypted your flash drive using BitLocker To Go, and now your data is safe from prying eyes To anyone without your password, your files are garbled beyond comprehension Unfortunately, if you lose your BitLocker password, your data stays just as indecipherable to you as it is...

3 ways to access BitLocker in Windows

BitLocker is one of the most straightforward tools that you can use on Windows computers to encrypt and protect your files and folders from unauthorized access It's available in Windows 10 (Pro and Enterprise editions), as well as Windows 7 (Enterprise and Ultimate editions), but...

How to unlock a BitLocker USB drive or external hard drive

Protecting the data on your external hard drive or USB memory stick with BitLocker To Go is a smart move to ensure that your files are not available to anyone who gets their hands on your drive While it does take a while for BitLocker To Go to encrypt the data, after the initial...

Get ransomware protection with Windows 10’s Controlled folder access

Ransomware is one of the most dangerous forms of malware It takes control of your files and folders and forces you to pay large amounts of money to get them back And even then, you cannot be sure that you can get your data back Microsoft noticed how dangerous these attacks are for...

How to create and use a picture password in Windows 10

Windows 10 aims to be the most secure operating system ever created One of the ways it does that is by letting you use a Microsoft account to authenticate to your computer or device Unfortunately, passwords for such accounts tend to be long and hard to remember That's why Windows 10...

How to make a Windows Defender Offline scan

There are times when your computers and devices may be infected by malware that is difficult to remove with traditional antivirus On other occasions, the malware blocks the installation of any antivirus, and you cannot remove it manually In such delicate situations, you need to boot...

Protect your PC with Windows Security alongside a third-party antivirus

In general, we recommend installing security suites on Windows 10 PCs, from the likes of Bitdefender, ESET, or F-Secure They usually provide more features and better antivirus protection than the built-in Microsoft Defender Antivirus found in Windows Security The thing is that, when...

How to configure Windows Sandbox (run apps/scripts, share folders, etc.)

Windows Sandbox is a virtualized environment similar to a virtual machine that's available in Windows 10 Pro și Enterprise You can use it to test apps that you're not sure are safe, visit untrustworthy websites, and generally do things that you fear might compromise your main...

How to change the User Account Control (UAC) level in Windows 10

Did you know you can modify the User Account Control (UAC) settings to change the security level in Windows 10 Although most users are barely aware of its existence, the Windows 10 User Account Control (UAC) is a core security feature that prevents apps from making unauthorized...

How to clear cookies from Chrome: All you need to know

Clearing the cookies in Google Chrome is a simple process if you want to delete all the cookies stored However, some of these cookies are useful, as they keep you signed in on websites and remember your preferences, so it makes sense to view cookies in Chrome before clearing them...

Encrypt a USB drive with BitLocker To Go in Windows 10

USB memory sticks, as well as external hard disk drives and flash drives, are convenient means of transporting data They allow you to carry anything, including videos, documents, presentations, applications, system recovery tools, and even operating systems Unfortunately, the fact...

4 ways to view and remove the cookies stored in Opera

Most websites use cookies to store information about you and your web browsing preferences Cookies may be used for tracking purposes, and to personalize the ads displayed so that they are according to your web browsing profile Do you use Opera and want to see what cookies are stored...

How to unlock your PC with your face, using Windows Hello Face

Just like Android or iOS on modern smartphones, Windows 10 can also unlock your computer, tablet, or laptop using facial recognition This is done with the help of a feature called Windows Hello Face, that helps users sign-in with their face if their device has support for it Here is...

How to change your user account name in Windows 10

  Changing the name of your user account in Windows 10 can be tricky The process differs depending on your permissions and the type of your user account, but we try to make it crystal-clear for you If you ever asked yourself "How do I rename an account in Windows 10", look no...

How disable the Task Manager in Windows 10

There are some cases in which you might want to disable Task Manager in Windows 10 There are also opposite situations, when you want to enable Task Manager, like when your computer was infected by malware that disabled the Task Manager In such a case, every time you try to launch...