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Security

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?

Windows Defender Firewall

5 ways to open the Windows Defender Firewall

  • tutorial
  • Tudor Dan
  • 21.01.2022
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...
Permissions in Windows 11

How to set Windows and app permissions in Windows 11

  • tutorial
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 12.01.2022
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...
App permissions Windows 10

How to set app permissions in Windows 10

  • tutorial
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 29.12.2021
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...
User Account Control (UAC)

How to Run as administrator in Windows 11: 11 ways

  • tutorial
  • Diana Ann Roe
  • 20.12.2021
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 software, that require admin rights...
Windows Update

How to block Windows updates (2 ways)

  • tutorial
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 19.11.2021
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...
User accounts

How to install and use Windows 11 with a local account

  • tutorial
  • Ciprian Adrian Rusen
  • 15.11.2021
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...
Windows 11 updates

How to pause Windows 11 updates

  • tutorial
  • Tudor Dan
  • 11.11.2021
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...
Windows 11 updates

5 ways to uninstall Windows 11 updates

  • tutorial
  • Tudor Dan
  • 03.11.2021
Even if Microsoft does test its updates, in recent years, there were many occurrences of buggy updates ruining system stability. Therefore, uninstalling Windows 11 updates can come in handy if your system doesn’t function properly after updating. This article shows you five methods to view...
Windows 11 ads

How to disable ads in Windows 11

  • tutorial
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 27.10.2021
Does Windows 11 have ads? Unfortunately, yes, it does: Windows 11, just like Windows 10, is a victim of Microsoft’s quest for pushing ads directly into the core of the operating system. Like it wasn’t enough that we see ads everywhere on the internet, sometimes...
Sign out Lock option

7 ways to lock a Windows 11 PC

  • tutorial
  • Diana Ann Roe
  • 26.10.2021
If you want to make sure others can’t access your data when you step away from your PC, it’s a good idea to learn how to lock the screen in Windows 11. This also saves battery while keeping your Windows session active in the background,...
VPN

How to add and use a VPN in Windows 11

  • tutorial
  • Ciprian Adrian Rusen
  • 26.10.2021
Windows 11 has a built-in VPN feature that allows you to add as many VPNs as you wish and connect to them. In this guide, you’ll learn what you need in order to add a VPN connection to Windows 11, how to create a VPN...
User accounts

How to remove an account from Windows (7 ways)

  • tutorial
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 20.10.2021
Do you need to delete a user account from your Windows 11 or Windows 10 computer or device? Maybe a specific user became corrupted, or perhaps you want to block someone’s access to your PC. Well, regardless of whether you want to remove a Microsoft...
Windows Hello

How to face unlock Windows 11 with Windows Hello

  • tutorial
  • Tudor Dan
  • 20.10.2021
Unlocking your device using face recognition is a super-easy way of accessing your tablet, laptop, or PC. With Windows Hello Face, Microsoft has refined this type of authentication and has enhanced its security. This article explains what Windows Hello Face is and how to enable...
User accounts

How to switch to a Windows 11 local account from a Microsoft one

  • tutorial
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 15.10.2021
Windows 11, just like Windows 10, wants you to use a Microsoft account on your computers and devices. It’s true that such accounts come with certain advantages like synchronization and built-in support for a wide range of Microsoft services. However, it also means that you...
Microsoft Edge

How to use Tracking prevention in Microsoft Edge

  • tutorial
  • Tudor Dan
  • 06.10.2021
Have you ever searched for a product online, only to have advertisements for similar products follow you around on completely unrelated sites? This happens because websites track your internet activity through advertising cookies and other means. If you are concerned about privacy, tracking prevention can...
Location settings

How to set and configure Location Services in Windows 11

  • tutorial
  • Tudor Dan
  • 22.09.2021
Location Services allow for a more personalized experience in Windows 11 by enabling location-based information to be displayed. Precise location means better weather reporting, more relevant local news, and overall greater functionality for apps and Windows. The downside is that by turning on Location Services,...
Private browsing

Go incognito with a shortcut key in Chrome, Edge, Firefox, and Opera

  • tutorial
  • Ciprian Adrian Rusen
  • 04.08.2021
We all want to browse the web as privately as possible, and using dedicated modes like Google Chrome’s Incognito or Microsoft Edge’s InPrivate helps us with this goal. If you’re sharing a device, it makes sense to want to keep some of your browsing history...
Microsoft

How do I reset my Microsoft account password?

  • tutorial
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 30.07.2021
If you are using Windows 10, Windows 11, Outlook, Microsoft 365, Xbox, Azure, or most of the other products and services offered by Microsoft, it’s almost a given that you also own a Microsoft account for logging in. You might call it your email account,...