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 Remove Crapware/Bloatware & Optimize Windows

In a previous article we've shown how tools that should help with removing crapware from your new Windows computer, don't help much. That's why we decided to come back with a guide that shares the most effective way to remove crapware and optimize your Windows...

How Security Products Are Made - A Discussion with Bitdefender

One of the topics of interest at 7 Tutorials is security. Not only we write articles and tutorials about how to have a safe computing experience but we also review security products on a regular basis. One of the things we wanted to learn more about, is how security products...

How to Backup and Restore Windows Vault Passwords

One way to use the Credential Manager is to export your Windows credentials to another Windows computer, or to back them up and import them after you reinstall Windows, so that you don't have to manually type them again. This can be useful in some scenarios and we would like...

How To Report Malicious Websites in Internet Explorer

Another less known feature of Internet Explorer is that, not only it checks the websites you visit against a list of known malicious sites, but it also allows users to report malicious websites they encounter. In this tutorial, I will show how to report such websites and...

Password Security - Turn Your Dumb Habits Into Geek Habits

When it comes to computing habits, people are always bad at security and passwords. We keep reusing the same password(s) over and over again and we don't realize how easy we make it for the bad guys to steal our credit card details and other important information. Even after the...

How to Create or Delete User Accounts in Windows 7

Building on our article about how to edit user accounts, I will try to complete this subject with a tutorial about creating and deleting user accounts and how to turn on or off the guest account in Windows 7. I'll also explain what is the difference between the available account...

How to Work with the Action Center in Windows 7

Windows 7 comes with a convenient way to help you review the state of your system and find solutions to security and maintenance issues. The feature which facilitates this is called Action Center and it is built upon the foundation set by the Windows Security...

Windows 7 vs. Windows Vista: the UAC Benchmark

One of the most hated features of Windows Vista is the User Account Control, or UAC in short. Many people found it annoying and chose to disable it right away, even if this meant exposing their system to additional security threats. In Windows 7, Microsoft has seriously...