Don't-Miss Security Stories

Bugs and Fixes: Google Attack Based on Unpatched IE Flaw

Close the hole used by Chinese hackers. Plus: An essential Adobe update.

Digital Thieves Dominate Data Breaches

Theft by hacking is now the top cause of companies’ reported data losses, but a few steps can mitigate the damage.

Protect Data With On-the-Go Drive Encryption

Whether on a USB drive, an external hard drive, or a mobile phone, data is going out the door--but what if the device is lost?

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.