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System and Security

How to use Windows, Android, iOS, and other platforms securely. How to deal with system and security updates, how to troubleshoot problems, etc.

Security for everyone - Reviewing TunnelBear 3 VPN for Windows

It is probably no surprise to anyone that our personal information and privacy is never completely and absolutely safe when we use digital devices connected to the internet. No system can ever be made completely impenetrable, but nowadays we have a lot of tools that help us...

Security for everyone - Reviewing ExpressVPN 6 for Windows

If you generally care about your privacy and the protection of your information, then you should also care about your digital life. Nowadays we store an increasing amount of data digitally, and we're sure that you wouldn't like any of that to be compromised. It is well known that...

What is UAC (User Account Control) and why you should never turn it off

When Windows Vista was launched, User Account Control (UAC) was the most criticized and misunderstood feature. Even though it is essential for security, many people have chosen to disable it and expose their systems to security problems. This feature has been improved in the next...

Ten reasons why the Task Manager rocks in Windows 10 (and in Windows 8.1)

The Task Manager has always been one of the most useful tools in Windows, but it has also been one of the most boring ones. Fortunately, that was a thing of the past, as the new Task Manager from Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 went through a major overhaul. Now it looks...

Simple questions: What is exFAT and why is it useful?

Did you hear about exFAT? It is the new kid in town when it comes to file systems that are used on flash drives and mobile devices. If you are both a Windows and a Mac OS user, you are probably familiar with exFAT, but if you are not, chances are you have never used...

Which is the best startup manager for Windows?

Some of our readers asked us to recommend the best programs for managing the Windows startup. We listened to their request, and we did some thorough testing on the subject. Now we are ready to share our recommendations for the best startup managers we have found on the internet....

Simple questions: What is the Windows Firewall and how to turn it on or off?

The Windows Firewall is a silent tool that keeps our systems safe from all kinds of network threats and has been included in each version of Windows for the last decade. Because it is a silent ally, doing most of its work in the background, few users interact with it on a...

Should you use a local or a Microsoft account in Windows 10?

Since Windows 10 is now one of the most used operating systems in the world, we thought it would be useful and informative to take a closer look at how it uses Microsoft accounts. As we all know, when you add a user account to Windows 10, you get to choose between using a local...

The Windows 10 Start Menu is not working? Here are four solutions that work!

When you install Windows 10 or upgrade it to a new version, like the Creators Update, you may encounter issues with the Start Menu. You might not be able to pin new apps or move shortcuts and tiles to a new position. Such problems are very annoying, and the solution is not...

What is Windows 10 Creators Update and why should you install it?

When Windows 10 was released for the first time, Microsoft said that this would be their last operating system. And they have kept their promise up until now: they have developed no new operating systems. However, that doesn't mean that Windows 10 is stalling. Quite the contrary!...

How to use the new Address Bar from the Registry Editor in Windows 10

The Registry Editor is a small, geeky and powerful Windows tool and, for many years, nothing has changed in the way it works. It's more or less the same tool in Windows 10, Windows 8.1 and Windows 7, with only some very minor visual changes in between. In the new Creators...

Simple questions: What is the Windows Registry and what does it do?

Have you ever heard of the Windows Registry or the Registry Editor tool? Did a geeky friend of yours tell you that there are things you can do in Windows only if you do them from the Registry? Did you wonder what the Windows Registry is and what it does?...

5 things you can do with the new Windows Defender Security Center

Windows Defender is Microsoft's in-house antivirus product, and it has been protecting users for a long time now. However, in Microsoft's Windows 8.1 and Windows 10, its interface and usability didn't improve much. Luckily, good times have come to it too, and in Windows 10...

Digital Citizen Awards - The best antivirus product of the year 2017

One of the most asked questions on Google regarding of security is: "What is the best antivirus?". It is a legitimate question as most people are not security experts and need recommendations to identify the best antivirus product for their needs. The time has come for us to name the...

Digital Citizen Awards - The most innovative antivirus product of 2017

Some people regard antivirus products as being rather conservative, software which doesn't evolve very quickly. But that couldn't be more false - cyber criminals don't lose time in creating malware that's the same as last year's. If that were true, we wouldn't have to fight today...