Unlocking Outlook’s Blocked Content

Outlook has this lovely tendency to lock out certain file types from entering your mailbox. This is a fantastic security feature, providing you aren’t ever planning on receiving executable files (.exe), registry entries (.reg) or Access databases (.mdb) via your mail. If you need a certain file type unblocked, read on! Read the rest of this entry »

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Remove all remnants of the Windows Vista SP1 installation.

When you install Vista SP1, the installation procedure leaves all of the pre-SP1 files on your system in case you need to uninstall it. In fact, you can find SP1 listed in Programs and Features on the Installed Updates page, as shown in Figure A.

Figure A

Having the ability to uninstall SP1 can cost as much as 800 MB of hard disk space.

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10 Tips – Secure Your Laptop

A laptop, more than any other type of computer, is a security hole. If sensitive data is stored or cached (Offline Files) locally, then losing a laptop to theft or negligence is a severe problem for you as well as your clients. Read the rest of this entry »

How to secure your Windows computer and protect your privacy with free software.

Do you know that —
 Windows secretly records all the web sites you’ve ever visited?
 After you delete your Outlook emails and empty the Waste Basket, someone could still read your email?
 After you delete a file and empty the Recycle Bin, the file still exists?
 Your computer might run software that spies on you?
 Your computer might be a bot, a slave computer waiting to perform tasks assigned by a remote master?
 The web sites you visit might be able to compile a complete dossier of your online activities?
 Microsoft Word and Excel documents contain secret keys that uniquely identify you? They also collect
statistics telling anyone how long you spent working on them and when.
This guide explains these – and many other — threats to your security and privacy when you use Windows
computers. It describes these concerns in simple, non-technical terms. The goal is to provide information
anyone can understand. Read the rest of this entry »

The 10 ‘Must Do Tweaks’ for any Windows PC

If any of you are anything like me then not too long after getting a new gadget, you will want to tweak and tune it. Problem is that very often this may cause many a blue screen error message, in the case of a PC. Here are 10 things that you can safely tweak!

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10 Tips To Follow When XP Isn’t Booting

It happens so very often, you switch on your computer and ‘BOOM’ – blue screen of death! Read the rest of this entry »