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The Paranoid's Guide to Facebook

Facebook can be a scary place: It knows who your friends are, what you like, where you live, what you buy, and possibly even where you are right now. Here are 6 tips to help secure your personal information.

How to Avoid Malware

Malware is easier to avoid than it is to remove. Avoiding malware involves a two-part strategy. Follow these guidelines for staying safe.

How to Tell If a File Is Infected Before You Open It

It takes less time to check a suspicious file than it does to clean up the contamination it can cause. This guide shows you the steps to take to protect yourself.

How to Choose Network-Attached Storage for Your Business

Network-attached storage can simplify your business's data management requirements. Here's what to look for when buying a NAS system.

15 Awesome Things You Probably Shouldn't Do

Want to unlock your iPhone, download YouTube videos, or hack a stranger's Facebook account? It's all possible, but it's also all against the rules.


Lock Down Your Android Devices

Learn how to protect the Android phones on your business network--and how to protect your business network from your Android phones.

IT Certifications That Matter

Here’s a quick guide to the meaning of various popular IT certifications and to the hoops they require IT pros to jump through.

Optimize Your PC, Security Apps 101, Find Folders Fast

CCleaner got a must-have update; a reader wants to know if two security apps are better than one; Windows 7's Recent Places feature can save you time.


How Do I Configure Windows Firewall in Windows Vista or Windows 7?

Learn the basics of Windows Firewall and find out how to adjust it to meet your security needs.


Avoid Security Software Overlap

Thinking of running more than one anti-virus program? Here's an important rule: don't.

How Do I Calibrate My Samsung HDTV?

Your home lighting environment may require different settings than the automatic picture settings that are often designed for in-store display.

How to Fix a Windows Infection Using Linux

Even if you haven’t opted to run Linux on your computers, you can still use it to save malware-infected Windows machines.


Flash Drive 101: Protecting Your Drive from Viruses

Flash drives are carriers! Before you bring home something that could seriously infect your PC(s), clean your drive with a free and effective utility.