Ensure Files are Correctly Ordered in Explorer

Windows generally does a good job of displaying files and folders in the order you would expect them to appear, but sometimes gets things a bit muddled up when you are working with files and folders that have numerical names. In the case of a series of sequentially named fil...

Essential Download: Test Your Hard Drive for Performance Failures

Hard drive crashes spell disaster, since they often mean that you will lose not only your Windows installation, but also all of your data and programs. Hopefully, you'll have a backup which you can use to restore the missing data. But, a hard drive crash needn’t come as a ...

The Case of the Mysterious Missing Updates

I heard from a reader last week who’d run Belarc Advisor on his father’s PC to be told that there were seven available updates that hadn’t been installed. So, the reader ran Windows Update, installed the now nine updates detected, but was still told by Belarc Advisor t...

Security Alert: XM.Mailcab@mm

XM.Mailcab@mm is a virus infection that inserts itself into any open Excel workbook on your system and then mails itself to everyone in your address book. It creates the following file on infected systems:

  • %UserProfile%​App...

Government Plans to Launch a Cyber 'Dad's Army'

If you cast your mind back to the election of 2010, you may remember hearing lots of claims about the 'big society'. The idea seemed to be that the government wants to harness the abilities of local volunteers to provide certain community services. Since the election, not t...

Essential Download: Easily Create More Secure Passwords

For best password security, you should change your passwords regularly (every three months for example). And of course, you should never reuse the same password for different things. The problem is that it is very difficult to think of passwords that are strong (i.e. combina...

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