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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 - Review Kaspersky Free Antivirus

Security for everyone - Review Kaspersky Free Antivirus

The market for free antivirus solutions includes many choices, but not many of them genuinely offer what they promise. Kaspersky is a newcomer on this market, and since last year, they have offered their antivirus engine for free, to anyone who wants to use it. It is distributed under the name of Kaspersky Free Antivirus, and you can download and start using right away, without
Security for everyone - Review Webroot Internet Security Complete

Security for everyone - Review Webroot Internet Security Complete

Webroot is an IT company which specializes in creating and delivering security products that rely on cloud-based intelligence. That means that their security products are minimal, with little regarding system requirements, and rely on your internet connection to protect you. But do their antivirus products manage to efficiently protect you against malware, phishing attempts, and network attacks? In this review, we assess the company's premium
How to work with custom views in Event Viewer (all Windows versions)

How to work with custom views in Event Viewer (all Windows versions)

Event Viewer is one of those tools in Windows that are hidden treasures. It can show logs about pretty much everything that happened on your computer, and it can help you troubleshoot any problems your computer might have. However, the information it shows can often be overwhelming in amount and details. Fortunately, it also offers ways of sorting and filtering all that information so that
Set up two-step verification for your Microsoft account with Google Authenticator

Set up two-step verification for your Microsoft account with Google Authenticator

Microsoft offers two-step verification for your Microsoft account. However, when you try to enable it, the company tries to force you into using their Microsoft Authenticator app. While using this app has some benefits, some users might prefer using another two-step verification app, like Google Authenticator. Here is how to enable two-step verification for your Microsoft account and use any third-party authenticator app you prefer
Security for everyone - Review Bitdefender Total Security

Security for everyone - Review Bitdefender Total Security

Bitdefender is one of the best antivirus developers in the world, and their security products have consistently offered users a great level of protection against all kinds of security threats. Their latest top security product for consumers - Bitdefender Total Security 2018 - has been out for quite some time now and we wanted to see for ourselves what it has to offer and how
How to work with the Event Viewer in Windows

How to work with the Event Viewer in Windows

Some of our readers have asked themselves "What on Earth is the Event Viewer, and why would I want to work with it?" Windows starts to keep track of what it is doing as soon as you start it up, and continuously saves log files that can provide a wealth of information when something goes wrong, and even when everything is fine. The Event Viewer
Simple questions: What is NTFS and why is it useful?

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

If you have ever formatted a drive, be it removable or internal to your computer, then you have seen the term NTFS displayed as an option for formatting. You may have asked yourself what NTFS meant and, if you landed on this article, you are looking for the answer. If you want to know what the NTFS file system is and why you should format
Security for everyone - Review 360 Total Security

Security for everyone - Review 360 Total Security

360 Total Security is a security suite that is developed by a Chinese company called Qihoo 360. The company was founded in 2005, and its business is doing very well, as more than 496 million users worldwide were using its security products in 2014. Nowadays, that number could be even more significant. The company's top free antivirus product is called 360 Total Security and promises
Security for everyone - Review Panda Gold Protection

Security for everyone - Review Panda Gold Protection

Panda Security is an IT security company headquartered in Spain, which focuses on developing and selling specialized antivirus software for home users and businesses alike. It has been around since the dawn of the internet, 1990 to be more exact. The company is well-known for its security innovations based on cloud technologies and, generally, for preventing cybercrime. The most "complete" security solution that is developed
Security for everyone - Reviewing Sophos Home

Security for everyone - Reviewing Sophos Home

Sophos is a company that focuses mostly on developing and selling business security products. However, they are also offering a home security product for free, which any home user can download and use. We were curious to see what Sophos Home is all about and whether it is efficient at protecting our Windows computers. Therefore, we have taken it for a test drive, and now
Security for everyone - Review Bullguard Premium Protection

Security for everyone - Review Bullguard Premium Protection

BullGuard is a Danish IT security company established in 2002 with the purpose of developing antivirus products that are easy to use by anyone, but also include all the advanced tools an experienced user desires. Their top security product is called BullGuard Premium Protection, and it includes an antivirus engine, a firewall module, and other tools that should improve your security, both online and offline.
Security for everyone - Review VIPRE Advanced Security

Security for everyone - Review VIPRE Advanced Security

VIPRE develops security products which promise to deliver above-average malware protection, which are easy to manage and do not slow down your computer. The latest version of the company's only security solution for home users is called VIPRE Advanced Security and, besides the usual security layers and modules, it also bundles a series of additional tools that could offer extra value for your money. We
Analysis: Quick desktop app installations ruin computer performance!

Analysis: Quick desktop app installations ruin computer performance!

A while back, we published an article about risks to watch for when downloading and installing free software. While we had an idea of how damaging it can be to perform quick (or typical) application installations, without carefully reading what you are about to install, what we wanted was to have some numbers, and do some testing to evaluate the full impact. We decided to
Security for everyone - Review Emsisoft Anti-Malware

Security for everyone - Review Emsisoft Anti-Malware

Emsisoft is an IT company based in New Zealand which develops security products that are said to be highly effective in protecting from malware, while at the same time keeping a low profile regarding system resources. The company also brags about its security products as being bloat-free, which does sound appealing. Their antivirus for Windows is called Emsisoft Anti-Malware. We have used and tested it
Security for everyone - Review G DATA Total Security

Security for everyone - Review G DATA Total Security

G DATA is the short name of a German software company that specializes in developing security software. The company was founded back in 1985 and it is known for being the creator of the first antivirus software in the world. Nowadays, their most complete security solution - G DATA Total Security - offers an antivirus module, a firewall module, and also a range of other
Security for everyone - Review Avast Premier

Security for everyone - Review Avast Premier

The world of free antivirus products is dominated by a few companies, one of them being the popular Avast. They develop and distribute one of the best free antivirus applications you can find, but that is not the only security product they have in their portfolio. The premium security solution they sell is called Avast Premier, and it offers users an antivirus engine, a firewall
Security for everyone - Review Trend Micro Maximum Security

Security for everyone - Review Trend Micro Maximum Security

Trend Micro is a company with a solid reputation in the computer security market. Their products usually offer reliable protection, while at the same time keeping a low profile regarding system requirements. They are also popular among users who want security products that are simple and easy to use. Their most complete security product for consumers is called Trend Micro Maximum Security, and it promises
Security for everyone - Reviewing PureVPN

Security for everyone - Reviewing PureVPN

No matter what are you using the internet for, safety is essential. Today there are an increasing number of risks, ranging from malware to hackers, spyware, identity theft and so on. While using a good antivirus is essential, using a VPN service to protect your privacy on the internet is highly recommended. There are many services to choose from, PureVPN being one of them. Read