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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?

Where are cookies stored on Android?

Where are cookies stored on Android?

If you own an Android device, you might be wondering where your browser cookies are stored on it. If you’ve arrived here, you probably already know that cookies are small pieces of data that websites send to your browser when you visit them. They can hold data like your navigation preferences, authentication details, items found in your shopping cart, etc. Cookies are designed to make
How to set the proxy settings in Windows 11

How to set the proxy settings in Windows 11

Depending on your network, you may need to use a proxy server to browse the web. When you go online, your traffic goes through the proxy server. This allows you to protect your privacy by covering some of your tracks when surfing the web. That’s because the proxy server, which acts as an intermediary between your Windows 11 device and the internet, is used to
What is a VPN? What do VPNs do?

What is a VPN? What do VPNs do?

You’ve probably heard about VPNs, but do you know what a VPN is and what VPNs do? If you’re not already using a VPN service, maybe you should start doing so as soon as possible. You might not see its real value right now, but over time, you will likely acknowledge that VPNs are just as important as your internet connection. In this article, I’ll
TP-Link Tapo C225 review: Affordable home surveillance!

TP-Link Tapo C225 review: Affordable home surveillance!

Do you have a child that you need to keep an eye on? Or a pet? Or both? Then you may need a surveillance camera for home use. And if you want features like night vision or the ability to have audio conversations remotely, then TP-Link Tapo C225 might just be what you need. Read this review to see if this Wi-Fi home surveillance camera
What is and how to edit the Windows Registry

What is and how to edit the Windows Registry

Have you ever heard of the Windows Registry or the Registry Editor tool? Did a geeky friend of yours tell you that you can do certain things in Windows only from the Registry? Did you wonder what the Windows Registry is and what it does? In this article, I’ll try to shed some light on these notions and explain the basics of the Windows Registry
TP-Link Tapo C500 review: Affordable outdoor surveillance!

TP-Link Tapo C500 review: Affordable outdoor surveillance!

Do you have a home or small company office where you want to install some video surveillance? Would you fancy a wireless camera that can pan and tilt easily to get 360 degrees coverage, with dust and water resistance, as well as infrared vision for night recording? In this case, TP-Link Tapo C500 should be on your shortlist. This camera is affordable, it has a
How to open the Registry Editor in Windows 11 and Windows 10

How to open the Registry Editor in Windows 11 and Windows 10

Most Windows settings are stored in its registry - a database of keys and values that lets Windows know what settings to use for your apps, features, drivers, hardware devices, etc. If you need to access it and change some settings, you must run the regedit command to open the Registry Editor or start it using one of its many shortcuts in Windows. Here are
How to use Netplwiz to login to Windows without a password

How to use Netplwiz to login to Windows without a password

Experienced Windows users may miss the old days, when they could sign into their computers without entering a password and the operating system instantly logged them in. To do that, they used a tool named Netplwiz, which “typed” the user account password for them at each login. This old trick still works in Windows 10 and Windows 11, even though it’s not a great idea
What is a Windows user account?

What is a Windows user account?

Just as with any other operating system, you need a user account to use a Windows computer or device. This is one of those concepts that a lot of us take for granted, and we believe we know what it is and what it does. But do you know everything there is to know? This guide includes a detailed definition of the user account, the
What is a proxy server? What are its benefits & drawbacks?

What is a proxy server? What are its benefits & drawbacks?

If you have worked in a corporate network, you’ve probably encountered the term proxy server, and you know that without one, you cannot access websites and services outside the company’s network. However, what exactly are these proxy servers? Should you use one at home? Read this guide to learn why proxy servers are necessary and when you should use a proxy: NOTE: There are
How to manage local users and groups in Windows with lusrmgr.msc

How to manage local users and groups in Windows with lusrmgr.msc

Most people edit Windows user accounts from the Settings app or the User Accounts section in the Control Panel. However, there’s another way to perform Windows user management, one that gives you access to much more detailed information about the users and groups on your PC and the permissions they have. I’m talking about managing Local Users and Groups using the snap-in console that bears
How to enable Windows Sandbox in Windows 10 & Windows 11

How to enable Windows Sandbox in Windows 10 & Windows 11

Both Windows 10 and Windows 11 include a Windows Sandbox application that works like a free virtual machine in which you can safely execute anything you wish. You can open potentially malicious email attachments you’ve received, visit dodgy websites that may infect your computer with malware, run apps you’re currently developing or testing, and so on. It is an excellent tool for anyone who needs
How to configure Windows Sandbox, share folders, run apps/scripts

How to configure Windows Sandbox, share folders, run apps/scripts

Windows Sandbox is a virtualized environment similar to a virtual machine that’s available in the Pro, Enterprise, and Education editions of Windows 10 and Windows 11. You can use it to test apps you’re not sure are safe, visit untrustworthy websites, and generally do things you fear might compromise your main system. Although personalizing the way Windows Sandbox works is not very friendly, requiring you
What is UAC in Windows? What is the purpose of UAC?

What is UAC in Windows? What is the purpose of UAC?

UAC is a security feature built into Windows since the days of the ill-fated Windows Vista. While its first version was considered rather annoying by most users, it has received lots of fine-tuning in the following Windows iterations. If you want to know what is the meaning of UAC, how it works, and its purpose in Windows 10 and Windows 11, read this article:
What's the best free file deletion software for Windows?

What's the best free file deletion software for Windows?

There are many ways to recover deleted files from hard drives. The deleted files are not necessarily lost forever, and with the appropriate programs, you can restore them. However, what if you want the opposite of that? Maybe you have some files that you want to erase forever. Maybe they contain sensitive information that you don’t want to be recovered. To permanently get rid of
How to change the Administrator account on Windows 11 (6 ways)

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

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. Furthermore, it’s recommended to have a backup Administrator account in case you forget your password
Local account vs. Microsoft account: Which one should I use?

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

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 information with Microsoft and want to use offline local accounts. Let’s explain the differences between
Where are cookies stored in Windows? (Chrome, Firefox, Edge, Opera)

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

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 separate text files in the user’s folder or the browser’s installation directory. However, the cookies’