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 use the Show or hide updates tool to stop a Windows 10 update

Knowing how to stop a Windows 10 update with the “Show or hide updates” tool can save you a lot of trouble if an automatic download causes system instability or crashes Microsoft developed the “Show or hide updates” tool to fix existing issues caused by faulty updates or...

How to change the bandwidth limits for Windows 10 updates

If you have a metered or slow internet connection, you probably hate the fact that a lot of data gets downloaded each month for Windows 10 updates and also how updates make your internet connection slower Fortunately, newer versions of Windows 10 have a built-in feature called...

6 ways to change an account to Administrator and back in Windows 10

If you want to promote a trustworthy user or limit the permissions of a naughty one on your Windows 10 PC, there are several ways to change an account type from Standard to Administrator and the other way around While a Standard account lets you access the device and make changes...

Proxy vs. VPN: When to use a proxy server and when to use a VPN?

Both VPN (Virtual Private Networks) and proxy servers are designed to keep you anonymous on the internet They can also help you access websites and services that are not available to everyone because of censorship or various restrictions Proxies and VPNs each have their advantages...

How to add and use a VPN in Windows 10 (all you need to know)

VPNs, or Virtual Private Networks, have become widely used tools that help people securely access a private network and share sensitive data through public networks The main idea is that VPNs can generate virtual P2P (point-to-point) connections, or so-called encrypted tunnels, that...

6 ways to sign in to Windows 10

Most people sign into Windows 10 using their password or the PIN they’ve created for their user accounts However, there are other ways in which you can log in to Windows 10 You can do it using your face, your fingerprint, or a security key, if your computer offers support for such...

6 ways to add a local (non-Microsoft) user to Windows 10

There are times when you need to know how to add a non-Microsoft account to Windows 10 Microsoft accounts come with the advantage of syncing your settings across multiple devices However, some users prefer giving that up, in exchange for the more secure and private experience of a...

How to switch to a Windows 10 local account from a Microsoft one

If you already gave the Microsoft experience a shot and you're not impressed, switching to a Windows 10 local account from a Microsoft one is a simple process While logging in with Microsoft has the advantage of cross-device synchronization, some users choose the security and privacy...

How to manage BitLocker on a USB memory stick or flash drive

If you've taken the time to protect your data using BitLocker To Go, you might want to understand the options you have for managing your encrypted USB memory stick or flash drive Basic usage includes nothing more than entering your password, but you need to know more for special...

How to add a Microsoft account to Windows 10

When you install Windows 10 or set it up for the first time, the operating system invites you to create a Microsoft account However, during the setup process, you only get to configure one Microsoft account What if you need to use more than one Microsoft account on your Windows 10...

How to remove BitLocker To Go from a USB drive

BitLocker To Go is useful when you want to protect the data on your removable drives (USB memory sticks, external hard disks, etc) Though it can be helpful, it may not appeal to all users, because it asks you for a password each time you want to use the encrypted drive If you...

3 ways to create a restore point in Windows 10

When your Windows 10 machine breaks and refuses to work, System Restore is one of those lifesaving tools that makes you thankful they exist That's because you can use it to repair your PC if you've created a system restore point before it started to misbehave Did you create a system...