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Avoid the Majority of Viruses by Disabling Autorun [Quick Tip]

Posted by Rich On September - 25 - 2012

Do you disable Autorun on your PC? Many viruses execute malicious code by running automatically on your PC via a thumb drive, network drive etc. If you haven’t yet disabled Autorun, I recommend you do. This guide will show you the easiest way to disable Autorun in just a few minutes and will potentially save you from getting an avoidable PC virus that takes time (or money) to clean.

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Show or Hide Windows Taskbar Icons [How To] [Updated]

Posted by Rich On July - 1 - 2012

After using your computer for some time, you may find you accumulate a lot of taskbar icons. If you’d like to hide some of these icons or show hidden icons for quicker access, you can use this guide learn how to customize the taskbar and display only the icons you want.
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Best Free Online Virus Scanners [2012 Edition]

Posted by Rich On July - 1 - 2012

If you have a file that you suspect is housing a virus but your antivirus software does not detect it, you can submit it for further analysis online. This guide shows you  the best online virus scanners available today. If you’d like to scan one file, follow the instructions under Scan Individual Files for Viruses. If you’d like to scan your entire PC, follow the instructions under Scan Your Entire PC for Viruses.

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If you’ve lost your Windows password, you don’t have to lose access to your files or account; you have three options to get your data back:

  • Access your files without your password
  • Reset your Windows account password
  • Crack your Windows account password to access encrypted files

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If you have a Windows PC that you can’t log in to but you need access to the files, the easiest way is to get to them through a live distribution of Linux. While that might sound a little daunting, this guide will walk you through the process and show you just how easy it can be.

Create a Bootable Linux Disc

1. Download the latest version of Ubuntu Desktop

2. Burn the Ubuntu ISO to a disc (how to burn an ISO to disc)

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Burn an ISO to a CD or DVD [How To] [Updated]

Posted by Rich On June - 19 - 2012

An ISO image is an archive file of an optical disc, which contains all of the contents of the optical disc it represents. ISO files are useful because you can archive a bootable disc (see examples below) and distribute it to users to burn and use locally.

Examples of useful ISOs:

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