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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?

How to unhide files and folders in Windows

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...

How to hide files and folders in Windows

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...

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

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...

What is a Microsoft account? The pros and cons of Microsoft accounts

Are you using a laptop with Windows 10 or a gaming PC with Windows 11? Are you editing documents with Microsoft 365 or synchronizing your files with OneDrive? Do you own an Xbox Series X console? Are you still video conferencing on Skype? If the answer is yes to any of these...

Review ESET Parental Control: Protecting your children on Android!

The children of today use smartphones and tablets to browse the internet, play games, access all kinds of apps and even chat online. They have access to an entire, albeit virtual, new world. Unfortunately, this also makes them susceptible to stumble upon inappropriate content for...

How to find and lock your lost or stolen Windows device

Both Windows 10 and Windows 11 have a locating feature that makes it easier to find your computers and devices when they get lost. It is called Find My Device and, when it is turned on, it allows Windows to regularly check and store your location and then help you find your...

Review ESET Mobile Security: Excellent protection for Android devices

In today’s world, it’s no longer enough to protect just your computers against viruses, malware, phishing attacks, and whatnot. We’ve all been steadily moving on to our smartphones and other types of mobile devices, and most of us use them not only for phone calls or messaging,...

Review ESET Smart Security Premium: Complete protection for your PCs

Today, we’re going to look at the premium computer protection solution made by ESET. It’s descriptively called ESET Smart Security Premium and, besides the mandatory antivirus engine and web shield, it also includes tools such as a firewall module, parental controls, a...

How to allow BitLocker without a compatible TPM chip on Windows

BitLocker is an encryption tool included in Windows that you can use to secure your data on any drive. Although by default, BitLocker requires the presence of a TPM chip in your computer to be able to encrypt the system drive, you can still use it without one. However, for that, you...

Review ESET NOD32 Antivirus: Efficient and reasonably priced!

Malware is everywhere these days, so protection against it is mandatory for all of us, regardless of what devices we use. If you’re using a Windows computer or laptop, you’re already getting some security from the built-in Microsoft Defender, but there are better choices...

Review ESET Internet Security: Powerful and easy to use!

The world we live in is more connected than ever. Whether you use your computer for remote work, gaming, or simply browsing the web looking for multimedia content, it’s inevitable that, sooner rather than later, you’ll stumble upon malicious websites or even malware. To be...

5 ways to open the Windows Defender Firewall

As part of its built-in security suite, both Windows 11 and Windows 10 offer a powerful firewall application named Windows Defender Firewall. Whether you want to turn off the Windows Firewall or just to make sure it is running to protect your PC, you first need to...

How to set Windows and app permissions in Windows 11

Windows 11 includes many features and settings, and some of them can be looked upon as intrusive by privacy-concerned folks. The good news is that Windows 11 also provides us with plenty of switches and settings that let us control what hardware devices and what features Windows 11...

How to set app permissions in Windows 10

Just like Android and iOS, Windows 10 has a built-in feature called App permissions. Maybe you’ve heard about permissions and have an idea of what they do, but do you know exactly how to get to them and how to set app permissions in Windows 10? This tutorial explains what...

How to Run as administrator in Windows 11: 11 ways

To run as administrator in Windows 11 means launching an application with elevated privileges. To prevent unauthorized changes to the operating system, Windows 11 apps and games start, by default, with standard permissions, but there are certain programs, like security...

How to block Windows updates (2 ways)

Knowing how to stop a Windows update can save you a lot of trouble if an automatic download causes system instability or crashes. In the past, Microsoft developed a tool called “Show or hide updates” that could fix existing issues caused by faulty updates or drivers and...

How to install and use Windows 11 with a local account

Do you have Windows 10 Home, and you want to use it without a Microsoft account? Do you want to install Windows 11 (Home or Pro) using a local account? Luckily, you can do these things, even though Microsoft makes things too complicated. Our guide shares the steps you need to follow...

How to pause Windows 11 updates

Unfortunately, Windows updates are often a hit-and-miss affair, with many users rushing to update their operating system only to find that the process broke built-in apps and features or even made their device unusable. If you’re cautious about updating Windows 11 or you want to...