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Browsers: Prevent Your System Being HijackedIf youve ever had a flood of pop-ups appear on your screen while surfing the Web, noticed strange programs on your computer that have been installed without your knowledge, or discovered that your Internet browser homepage has mysteriously changed without your permission, then youve probably been hijacked. Some browser hijacks are relatively harmless and may …

Categories: Internet & Security
Operating Systems: XP
Reference: B21

Backup: Easy Backup with Hard Disk CloningBacking up data can be as simple as copying your important files to another hard disk, or burning them on to CD or DVD. The problem with this is that it is possible to forget to make a copy of a particular file, as well as forgetting to make copies of newly created files. This …

Categories: Basics
Operating Systems: XP
Reference: B27

Browser Optimisation for Faster SurfingRemove Annoying Toolbars, Unwanted Cookies and Unnecessary Add-ons from Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome and Other Browsers Your web browser is your window to the Internet and usually runs quickly and smoothly following installation. However, over time you collect toolbars and addons which slow things down. The installation of add-ons not only slows your browser down, …

Categories: Internet & Security
Operating Systems: XP, Vista, 7, 8
Reference: B310

Browser: Optimise Your ProtectionIf you visit an infected website, your computer can be infected with a malware program that spies on you or uses your computer for criminal purposes. There’s even more bad news: the installation of unwanted browser add-ons and toolbars has become nothing more than a plague. More and more software developers are including hidden add-ons …

Categories: Internet & Security, Optimisation
Operating Systems: 7, 8, 10
Reference: B311

Browser Security for Carefree SurfingThere are many great browsers available for Windows these days, such as Chrome, Edge and Firefox. With all of these options, it is important that you take steps to make sure that your browser is set up safely, since it acts as a direct link between your PC and the dangers lurking on the Internet. …

Categories: Internet & Security
Operating Systems: 7, 8, 10
Reference: B312

BOOTLOG & NTBTLOG TroubleshootingBluetooth is a technology that allows wireless connectivity between devices. Mobile phones, PDAs, mice and keyboards, to name but a few, are all available with Bluetooth capabilities. Using Bluetooth, you can transfer data, synchronise and join networks. It all sounds great, but it doesnt always work perfectly. Despite being correctly configured, your PC will sometimes …

Categories: Troubleshooting
Operating Systems: XP
Reference: B5

Blueborne: Dangerous Security Holes in BluetoothA major security flaw, called Blueborne, has been discovered affecting smartphones, tablets, laptops and PCs – in fact any device that has Bluetooth. Bluetooth devices can be infected with malware through this security flaw, and can then pass the malware on to other machines. What’s worse is that if the infected Bluetooth device has an …

Categories: Internet & Security
Operating Systems: 7, 8, 10
Reference: B505

Bluetooth: Perfect ControlConnect Bluetooth Devices to Your PC, Exchange Data and Resolve the Nastiest Bluetooth Problems Quickly Bluetooth has quickly become a very important wireless technology allowing you to connect two devices, such as your mobile phone and PC, without annoying cables. There are many reasons why you will want to use Bluetooth – either to transfer …

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Operating Systems: XP, Vista, 7, 8
Reference: B510

Bluetooth: Error-free Configuration in WindowsBluetooth is a modern technology standard for wireless data transfer. You can use it to easily connect a Bluetooth compatible device, such as a mobile phone, PDA or printer to your PC without the use of a cable, and then exchange data or synchronise the devices. This sounds great in practice but, unfortunately, the reality …

Categories: Tips & Tricks
Operating Systems: XP, Vista, 7, 8
Reference: B515

Bluetooth Configuration for Error-free Devices Bluetooth is the quickest way to connect a hardware device to your PC. There’s no need to mess around using cables or finding a spare port on your PC. From keyboards and mice to mobile phones and printers, if your PC supports Bluetooth you can connect to a compatible device without wires. Once your …

Categories: Hardware, Installation & Setup
Operating Systems: 7, 8, 10
Reference: B516

Bookmarks & Favourites: Revisit Websites EasilyDo you struggle to find web pages you visited a little while ago and want to return to? Perhaps you try guessing at the address, or use a search engine in the hope that one of the results will ring a bell. If you’d taken a moment to ‘bookmark’ the page, you’d be back to …

Categories: Internet & Security
Operating Systems: 7, 8, 10
Reference: B550

Benchmarking: Boost Your PC’s PerformanceUsing benchmarking software, you can analyse the performance of your PC to identify performance bottlenecks. This article will introduce great freeware tools to find potential problems in your system, pointing you in the right direction to find solutions. Of course, there might be nothing wrong with your PC. You may just want to compare the …

Categories: Optimisation
Operating Systems: XP
Reference: B6

Bluetooth: Troubleshooting Device ConnectionsIf there is one thing that every computer user wants from their machines, it is better performance from their hardware. While this can be easily achieved by upgrading various components such as memory or processor, going down this route can quickly become expensive often prohibitively so. However, a change of hardware is not always necessary, …

Categories: Hardware
Operating Systems: XP
Reference: B7

Backup: Ultimate Guide to Securing Essential DataBacking up your PC is essential, but what if the unthinkable happens and you lost both your original data and your backup, because of a flood, for example. The safest solution is to store your backup drive somewhere else, such as a friend or relatives house, but this is not always an option, and can …

Categories: Basics
Operating Systems: XP
Reference: B8

BIOS: Speed-up Windows via Hardware TweaksIf there is one thing that every computer user wants from their machines, it is better performance from their hardware. While this can be easily achieved by upgrading various components such as memory or processor, going down this route can quickly become expensive often prohibitively so. However, a change of hardware is not always necessary, …

Categories: Hardware
Operating Systems: XP, Vista, 7
Reference: B9

 

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