Don't-Miss Security Stories
Readers ask if they can access Webmail without an Internet connection, and whether using multiple security apps is a problem--the answers are yes and yes.
Too many security programs can slow down your PC and actually cause security problems. A better bet: stick with a minimal set of utilities.
Keith Stanley wants to know if he should logout of Web sites that require a login
Readers ask for help on managing Gmail messages and speeding up antivirus scans--plus offer a quick way to pin folders to the Windows taskbar.
Melissa has her doubts about backing up online. Could her data be stolen?
Zip files can be huge, wreaking havoc with your virus scanner--and potentially your PC as well. Here are two ways to work around the problem.
Talk about convenient! With this open-source gem on your flash drive, you can quickly and easily download all the latest versions of your favorite rescue utilities.
Kent asked the Antivirus & Security Software for the safest way to scan and clean an infected PC's hard drive
What's in a name? When it comes to keeping cheapskate neighbors from pilfering your Wi-Fi, everything.
Only an alphanumeric string stands between a hacker and your bank account. Here's how to make sure your passwords are safe.
Samantha asked about the likelihood of a web site infecting her PC, and whether certain types of web sites are more dangerous than others
We show you the lazy way to protect your PC from viruses.