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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?

Review ESET Mobile Security: Excellent protection for Android devices

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, but also for browsing the internet, running all kinds of apps, and even making payments online. That leads
Review ESET Smart Security Premium: Complete protection for your PCs

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 password manager, and even a data encryption solution. Do you want to know more about it and find out whether it’s worth buying
How to allow BitLocker without a compatible TPM chip on Windows

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 need to explicitly set Windows to allow BitLocker without TPM. In this article,
Review ESET NOD32 Antivirus: Efficient and reasonably priced!

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 out there. And one of the best antivirus programs we’ve tested in the past is ESET NOD32 Antivirus. The question is:
Review ESET Internet Security: Powerful and easy to use!

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 prepared for such moments, and ensure your safety, you’ve got to have a good antimalware solution installed on your PCs.
5 ways to open the Windows Defender Firewall

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 know how to access it. Without further ado, let's see all the methods to open the Windows Defender
How to set Windows and app permissions in Windows 11

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 can access. These are called Windows permissions and App permissions. In this guide, we’re going to show
How to set app permissions in Windows 10

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 app permissions are, what types of app permissions are available in Windows 10, and how
How to Run as administrator in Windows 11: 11 ways

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 software, that require admin rights to run correctly or perform specific tasks. Luckily, the process is easy: all you need are administrator credentials and our
How to block Windows updates (2 ways)

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 give users back control over what gets installed in Windows. Unfortunately, the company took it down from their
How to install and use Windows 11 with a local account

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 both when installing Windows 11 and after you’ve installed it and want to
How to pause Windows 11 updates

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 troubleshoot a buggy update, you can postpone Windows 11 updates for up to five weeks. If you want to know
5 ways to uninstall Windows 11 updates

5 ways to uninstall Windows 11 updates

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 and remove updates in Windows 11, including uninstalling them from Safe Mode if the system fails to boot normally. Without
How to disable ads in Windows 11

How to disable ads in Windows 11

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 to the brink of making websites unreadable, or in apps that cover their interface with huge banners that make it
7 ways to lock a Windows 11 PC

7 ways to lock a Windows 11 PC

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, so you can simply log in to get back to what you were doing. This guide illustrates how to lock
How to add and use a VPN in Windows 11

How to add and use a VPN in Windows 11

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 connection, use it, change its settings, and delete it when you no longer want to use it. There’s plenty of
How to remove an account from Windows (7 ways)

How to remove an account from Windows (7 ways)

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 account from Windows or a local one, this guide shows you seven methods to delete a user account. So keep
How to face unlock Windows 11 with Windows Hello

How to face unlock Windows 11 with Windows Hello

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 or get rid of it, should you choose to. But should you even use Windows Hello Face in Windows 11?