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Need a safe encrypted Password ?

Posted by Thomas On October - 6 - 2010

We all need different passwords now and then. Thinking up new and secure passwords can give anyone a headache. It’s hard enough to think of a 8 digit pass code, but what about a 160-bit, 256-bit or a 504-bit even ?

I did a piece on creating safer passwords (Read here), but if you need something more secure than that – then I have just the online tool you need.

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If you want to tighten security on your webcam enabled laptop/PC with a webcam, you should give Blink! by Luxand a try. Learn, in this guide, where to get Blink! and how to use it to both protect your PC and track unauthorized login attempts.

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Windows Live Family Safety Protects Your Children on Your PC

Posted by Rich On September - 6 - 2010

Previously, we showed you how to restrict logon hours, programs, and games with Windows Vista or Windows 7 Parental Controls. In this guide, we’ll show you how to do the following with Windows Live Family Safety:

  • Download Windows Life Family Safety.
  • Set up a Windows account for your child.
  • Set up Windows Life Family Safety.
  • Customize Windows Live Family Safety settings:
    • Restrict specific websites with web filtering.
    • Monitor online usage with activity reporting.
    • Manage contact lists to restrict/allow communication with contact management.
    • Approve/deny requests from users.
    • Set time limits for computer access.
    • Set Game restrictions by game/content.
    • Set program restrictions.

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Advice on Getting Yourself Anti-virus Software

Posted by Spazz On August - 25 - 2010

A colleague of mine recently asked me to have a look at his personal Notebook. He has a virus infection on the PC and doesn’t know how to get rid of it.

He dropped the Notebook off at my house after work one evening and I had a look. Immediately several screens popped-up at me screaming about all the infections on the machine. I found this strange as I didn’t know the program spewing out these warnings.

After a bit of research on Google I found that this was one of those programs enticing the user to download for free. Once installed, it produces false-positives so the user will be scared into purchasing it. I removed the offending program, and updated the perfectly good antivirus and firewall software on the machine, scanned the entire notebook to find no major threats.

All the user needs to do now is to purchase a new annual license and he is good to go.

My advice is to ensure you have one of the major anti-virus programs installed, preferably with a firewall built-in. It is quite easy to read-up on different antivirus software programs online by simply asking Google.

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List of the Best Free Security & Privacy Software

Posted by Rich On August - 18 - 2010

Recently, I chose my top five anti-malware applications and there are many more that didn’t make the cut. Here on Windows Guides, we have a section dedicated to security and anti-malware application reviews. But, if you want a list of a bunch of security programs, look no further than Gizmo’s freeware.

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Best Free Backup Programs

Posted by Rich On August - 2 - 2010

Backup is essential and you should have a backup solution in place. If, however, you do not, this guide is for you. This guide covers the top five free backup programs available, for Windows, to help protect your data.

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