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Parlay Your Photos Into Holiday Cards and Calendars

Use image-editing software and Websites to turn your digital photos into handcrafted greeting cards and other holiday gifts.


Protect Your PCs from Windows 7's Zero-Day Exploit

A new zero-day bug has hit Windows 7. Here's how to keep it from harming your PCs.

A Guide to Windows 7 Security

Lock down your PC, protect your data, and safeguard your network with Windows 7's security tools.

Protect Your Privacy on Facebook and Twitter

Here's how to safeguard your identity and your personal data in the age of the social Web.

Disaster! How to Retrieve a Deleted File

What you've accidentally erased isn't necessarily gone forever.


Is Your PC Bot-Infested? Here's How to Tell

Botnets are big, bad, and widespread -- but if your system is infected, you can take several simple steps to clean it and stay safe.

How to Resurrect a Crashed Hard Drive

Recover data using the freezer and Frisbee tricks and more.

Better Business Endpoint Security Solutions

Integrated security suites make endpoint security simpler and more effective.

How to Tame Vista's User Account Control

In this screencast, senior editor Robert Strohmeyer walks through the steps you'll need to take to tame one of Vista's most annoying features: user account control.


Master the Software Updating Process to Keep Your PC Safe and Stable

Running the latest versions of software helps keep your computer secure from malicious software. Here's how to manage software updates for all your major apps.

Security Software: Protection or Extortion?

Two PC World contributors square off to debate the necessity or nuisance of antimalware apps.

Three Free, Easy Ways To Protect Your Network

Locking down your business data doesn't have to cost a fortune. These security basics lay the foundation for network security.

Fight Malware on the Smartphone

As smartphones become more common, the threat of mobile malware is becoming real.