Eric GeierContributor, PCWorld

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Eric Geier is a freelance tech writer as well as the founder of NoWiresSecurity, a cloud-based Wi-Fi security service, and On Spot Techs, an on-site computer services company.

Five steps to ultimate Firefox security

Fend off malware, phishers, and their ilk by exercising Firefox's built-in security features and picking some useful add-ons.

8 essential features you need in a business router

It's not enough to offer the latest wireless standard. Make sure the router that will support your office is up to snuff with these core features.

How to set up public Wi-Fi at your business

Offering free Wi-Fi can increase foot traffic and earn goodwill for your small business. Here's how to get started.

Make your website stand out in Windows 8

New features in Windows 8 and Internet Explorer 10 help you integrate your website and attract visitors to it.

How (and why) to set up a VPN today

Investing in a good VPN is one of the smartest steps you can take toward improving your online privacy. We'll show you how to do it right.

Google Chrome: Best security tips for safer browsing

The browser's built-in security features are good but not perfect. Here's how to work around Chrome's shortcomings and protect yourself from attack.

Kaspersky PURE 3.0 Total Security adds online shopping protection

Kaspersky's new PURE 3.0 Total security package includes a number of improvements, plus a few new features.

Avast's all-new antivirus lineup packs in new features, a redesigned interface

On Thursday, Avast released version 8 of its antivirus software line, which includes major user-interface changes and new and improved features for both free and paid users.

Windows 8: Put its hidden security features to work!

Lost among Windows 8's many controversies is a raft of useful security tools. Here's how to leverage them to the max.

Set up Windows 8 as a home server

Set up your PC as a home or small business server to save time, money and storage space while sharing your data across multiple PCs and mobile devices.

11 Security Resolutions for 2013

From Wi-Fi to mobile security, here are 11 things you should commit to doing this year to keep hackers and malware at bay.

Beyond antivirus software: Eclectic PC security tools for system-wide audits

Are you doing everything necessary to keep your PC safe? These utilities can fill in the gaps left by traditional antivirus software.

PC security: Your essential software toolbox

Don't fall victim! With these tools, services and tips, you can protect yourself against malware, phishing and theft.

Lock down your social media with essential security add-ons

Are you doing everything you can to protect your kids and yourself on social networks? These apps and services can keep an eye on their and your accounts and alert you to any dangerous activity.

Payroll services in the cloud: Intuit vs. ADP

When running a small business, you want to keep your staff happy with timely, accurate paychecks. Which cloud-based payroll service does the better job: Intuit Online Payroll or RUN by ADP?