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

User accounts

How to change the Administrator account on Windows 11 (6 ways)

  • tutorial
  • Ciprian Adrian Rusen
  • 30.01.2023
If you want to grant a Standard user complete control over the operating system, its apps, and its settings, there are several ways to set it as Administrator on Windows 11. An Administrator account can install software and hardware, access any files (including system-protected ones), and manage other user accounts....
User accounts

Local account vs. Microsoft account: Which one should I use?

  • tutorial
  • Ciprian Adrian Rusen
  • 20.01.2023
Both Windows 10 and Windows 11 heavily promote the use of a Microsoft account that has an associated email address and password. If you want to take advantage of what these new operating systems offer, Microsoft accounts make your life easier. However, many people are concerned with sharing their personal...
Web browsers

Where are cookies stored in Windows? (Chrome, Firefox, Edge, Opera)

  • tutorial
  • Ciprian Adrian Rusen
  • 19.01.2023
Cookies are tiny files stored on your PC or device, which can be used by websites or web apps to tailor your online experience. That’s all nice and dandy, but where are cookies stored in Windows 10 and Windows 11? In the past, web browsers used to keep cookies in...
Opera

How to see and clear cookies in Opera and Opera GX

  • tutorial
  • Ciprian Adrian Rusen
  • 17.01.2023
Most websites use cookies to store information about your visits and preferences. For example, cookies may be used for tracking purposes or for personalizing the ads displayed to match your interests. Do you use Opera or Opera GX? Do you want to view the cookies found in Opera or Opera...
User accounts

5 ways to create and add a new user in Windows 11

  • tutorial
  • Ciprian Adrian Rusen
  • 12.01.2023
Do you have a new Windows 11 PC, or did you just install the operating system yourself? You may need to share your computer with others, so you must add a new user to Windows 11. If that’s the case, you are in the right place. In this guide, I’ll...
Windows SmartScreen

How to turn off SmartScreen in Windows

  • tutorial
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 27.12.2022
The SmartScreen filter, Windows SmartScreen, or the Windows Defender SmartScreen are the same protection feature, with different names, depending on the Windows version you’re using. While it helps protect your computer from malicious files, apps, and websites, some users consider it annoying and want to disable it. If you want...
Windows SmartScreen

What is the SmartScreen filter, and how does it work?

  • tutorial
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 20.12.2022
If you use Microsoft Edge in Windows 11 or Windows 10, you may have encountered the SmartScreen filter or the Windows Defender SmartScreen. This is a feature found in all modern Windows operating systems. Its purpose is to steer you away from malicious and dangerous websites and files that you...
Web browsers

What are cookies, and what do they do?

  • misc
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 28.11.2022
When browsing the internet, you often encounter the term “cookies.” Many websites inform you about using cookies and ask for your approval. Web browsers have many settings for managing cookies, and even browser add-ons mention blocking cookies of all kinds. Even though you know that these “cookies” are not exactly...
Google Chrome

How to clear cookies from Google Chrome

  • tutorial
  • Ciprian Adrian Rusen
  • 04.11.2022
Cookies are a vital part of the internet. Without them, websites wouldn’t let you create accounts, log in, or remember your interests. Ads would also be less relevant and even more annoying. However, cookies may also generate problems from time to time, so you should clear them out every now...
Antivirus rescue disk

3 free antivirus rescue disks for Windows PCs (2022)

  • misc
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 19.08.2022
All computer viruses are bad, but some are nastier than others. When an evil one infects your system and takes control of your PC, you might find yourself “in prison”: you can’t use your infected computer for anything, including removing the viruses from it. When something like this happens, a...
Microsoft Defender

What is Microsoft Defender? Is this app worth installing?

  • misc
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 05.07.2022
Microsoft recently released a new app called Microsoft Defender. It’s not a new version of the company’s anti-malware software, and it’s probably something completely different from what you might expect. You’ll be able to get it on Windows, Android, and iOS, and it will theoretically help you manage the security...
Hidden files

How to unhide files and folders in Windows

  • tutorial
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 09.06.2022
Hiding important files or folders on your Windows PC can be useful if you want to keep them relatively safe. However, there comes a point when you’ll probably want to unhide those files and/or folders. Fortunately, you can do it just as easily as hiding them. Whatever your reasons are,...
Hidden files

How to hide files and folders in Windows

  • tutorial
  • Ciprian Adrian Rusen
  • 30.05.2022
If you have some files and folders that you want to keep safe from prying eyes, you might want to hide them so others can’t access them easily. Luckily, Windows allows you to hide all kinds of items, using only built-in tools like File Explorer or commands run in PowerShell...
System Repair disc

6 ultimate boot CDs (system rescue) for troubleshooting Windows PCs

  • misc
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 19.05.2022
Each and every Windows user should have a rescue disc nearby, stored in a glass box that says: “Break if your computer breaks!”. They are a very efficient way of troubleshooting the problems and issues your computer is having when it doesn’t want to start, when it starts but does...