Don't-Miss Security Stories

One or Two Anti-Malware Programs?

Jeremy Sutherland asked if it’s really a good idea to supplement your regular antivirus program with another one

When XP is Discontinued

Robert Pepe wants to know if XP will still be safe after Microsoft ends support in 2014

Is It Safe To Work While Scanning?

Danw12321 asked the Answer Line forum if it’s safe to work while scanning for malware

PC Maintenance: What Tasks When?

Ruption18 asked the Answer Line forum what regular chores will keep his PC healthy

Sudden Temporary Slowdowns

Shermlindcastle asked the Answer Line forum why his PC occasionally slows down to a crawl

Backup and Delete

Dwight Schoffer wants to know the downside of backing his data to a flash drive, then deleting it from his hard drive

Control the User Account Control

Alex Diluzio wants a say in when those annoying User Account Control messages pop up

How to Stop 11 Hidden Security Threats

Antivirus software and a firewall alone can't guarantee your safety. Here's how to foil the latest crop of sneaky attacks and nefarious attempts to steal your data.

Make Your New PC Hassle-Free, Part 3: Keep It Secure

Before venturing into the wilds of the Internet, makes sure to lock down your new system. Fortunately, all you need is a router and Microsoft's own tools.

How to Automate Windows 7 Backups

How to set up and automate backups in Windows 7.


Why Can't the Law Get the Crooks?

Victor Rodriguez wants to know why law enforcement agencies can’t stop the criminals infecting our PCs

Is Backing Up Online Safe?

LaTonya Powell asked if online backup is really secure

Protect Your Privacy With the New Facebook Settings

Facebook's updated privacy settings give you more control over your information with less work.