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How to Backup Registry in Windows 7/Vista/XP

Thursday, March 22nd, 2012

step-by-step guide on how to backup registry in Windows XP, Vista and Windows 7The most important Windows system information is usually stored in the registry. It is also one of the main factors affecting system stability. A lot of software failures are related to the registry; therefore registry backup has become a solution to many problems. Here we’ll explain a step-by-step guide on how to back up the Windows registry in Windows 9x/Me/XP/Vista/7.

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Best Free Software to Backup and Restore Windows Device Drivers

Wednesday, March 14th, 2012

This article will show you how to choose the best free software to backup every device drivers that your computer uses, and then restore them quickly if needed.

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Enjoy Online Games, Keep Safe

Wednesday, February 1st, 2012

Online game funs always ignore a big problem when they are addicted to the wonderful gaming world: their PC security. They may think they do not worry about the computer security when playing online games. As a matter of fact, they are wrong. Too many data show that they are vulnerable, especially when they are at play.

Today, we will share some basic and easy to do safeguards to keep your computer data more secure.

1. Strong passwords.

This method is known by everyone, while it also very easy to be missed. In fact, the password is always your first security line when some one is trying to access your data. Thus, to set a strong password is a very good habit in your daily use of computers.

2. Never type your credit information if possible.

Every gaming lover will experience the same thing. You are asked to enter your credit information to buy the games in some gaming websites. They also give you choice to save your credit information for next purchase more easily. If you have such choice, please do not hesitate to click No. To do this can reduce the possibility for credit information being stolen in some accidents.

3. Play with prepaid gift cards if possible.

You are allowed to buy some prepaid cards or gift cards in some gaming websites like PlayStation Network and Xbox Live, thus you can play games with these cards instead of online purchase via credit cards. It is a good option to avoid offering your credit card details. Also, you can get these prepaid cards in your local supermarket or drugstores.

4. Set a designated email address during gaming.

That is to say, when you create your gaming accounts, please use a specified email account. Of course, please do forget to set a strong password for your email account. Then if your email account with gaming account is compromised, the risk of having other accounts also hijacked will be greatly reduced.

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How to Make Your Privacy in Google Safe

Monday, January 30th, 2012

People may realize a fact day by day during their use of computers: any personal or business information may have the risk of being stolen or data abused, for example, Google.

As one of the most common used search engine in the world, Google seems to be used by everyone everywhere. In Google, you are allowed to be send email, receive news feeds, online shopping, save your loved pages as favorite websites. Google records everything you have done online by tracing your surfing activities and even showing the trends you will do next which you may not be aware of by yourself.

With its rapid development technologies, Google has become more and more powerful. It can even do everything people want to do online like email, instant message, VoIP calls, pictures, maps, finance and investment portfolios, home and office addresses, reading preferences, video or music interests and assessments, online purchases, most frequent searches, recent views, favorite search results, etc. The more you learn what Google does for you, the more you will realize how important it is to make your Google safe for your computer data protection.

Then what we should do to prevent our data from being stolen?

If you really want to discard of Google, you must stop using all of its services such as Gmail, iGoogle, and your Google account.

The following will show you how to change Google as default search engine in Firefox:

If you want to change another search engine as the default in Firefox, please select your preferred search engine in the drop-down list:

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How to Safely Enjoy Online Games on Windows

Sunday, January 29th, 2012

Online game funs always ignore a big problem when they are addicted to the wonderful gaming world: their PC security. They may think they do not worry about the computer security when playing online games. As a matter of fact, they are wrong. Too many data show that they are vulnerable, especially when they are at play.

Today, we will share some basic and easy to do safeguards to keep your computer data more secure.

  1. 1. Strong passwords.

This method is known by everyone, while it also very easy to be missed. In fact, the password is always your first security line when some one is trying to access your data. Thus, to set a strong password is a very good habit in your daily use of computers.

  1. 2. Never type your credit information if possible.

Every gaming lover will experience the same thing. You are asked to enter your credit information to buy the games in some gaming websites. They also give you choice to save your credit information for next purchase more easily. If you have such choice, please do not hesitate to click No. To do this can reduce the possibility for credit information being stolen in some accidents.

  1. 3. Play with prepaid gift cards if possible.

You are allowed to buy some prepaid cards or gift cards in some gaming websites like PlayStation Network and Xbox Live, thus you can play games with these cards instead of online purchase via credit cards. It is a good option to avoid offering your credit card details. Also, you can get these prepaid cards in your local supermarket or drugstores.

  1. 4. Set a designated email address during gaming.

That is to say, when you create your gaming accounts, please use a specified email account. Of course, please do forget to set a strong password for your email account. Then if your email account with gaming account is compromised, the risk of having other accounts also hijacked will be greatly reduced.

 

 

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How to Prevent Dangerous Web Surfing on Computer

Thursday, January 26th, 2012

People love surfing on Internet because they can even find everything they need on Internet. But, not every one pays attention to a fact that some websites can make your computer dangerous by virus infection, for example, adult sites. You may think the famous and respectable websites are safe. That is not the truth. Once these respectable sites have been hijacked, they will get you in trouble too. Then, you may ask: how to prevent dangerous web surfing on computer?

If you are surfing some infected or dangerous web sites, the Private option in some browsers like InPrivate in IE, Private Browsing in Firefox, or Incognito Mode in Chrome can do nothing for you to prevent your computer from danger. Because in Private mode, the browser will never record the history of sites you have visited, but your visited sites will do harm on your computer during your browsing. What’s worse, it may make your computer slow or crash.

The following tips will help you to reduce the possibility of being infected by dangerous sites:

  1. Install some security software or antivirus software on your computer, and keep them update regularly.
  2. Update your browser to the latest version
  3. If there is a warm message from your browser that the page you are trying to open is dangerous, stop visiting it, even though the site is known as a trustable one.
  4. Scan your hard disk by computer security software regularly, for example, weekly.

Just take several minutes and few clicks on your mouse, and then you can keep your computer safe and running smoothly by preventing dangerous web surfing on compute!

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How to Avoid Your Credit Card Exposure during Online Purchase

Wednesday, January 25th, 2012

Why we should pay attention to credit card safety online?

There are more and more universal online sale websites in the world, which makes it very convenient for our daily life. Just some clicks online, people can almost purchase everything they need without leaving house. But this convenience is not also so convenient.

 

Have you ever got such message in your mail Inbox or Trash? Someone said they are from a large online retailer or store and notify you that your order you’ve placed recently is ready to ship for you, and you can click some specified link to complete the order. When you follow the instruction to click the link contained in the message, it may turn to a website homepage to ask you to log in first. And you can also find some wrong credit card number and shipment address for your account and need you to correct it by typing in the correct credit card information.

If you do so, absolutely you will be cheated. All your credit card information like your card number, its expiration date, billing address, card verification value (CVV) number which is printed on the back of your credit card, your birth date, your question and answer to correct the mistake will be delivered to the hands of savvy phishers. Finally, your trouble is coming. Lots of fraudulent credit card charges will reach you for payment.

What should I do to keep your credit card information safe and private?

In fact, to avoid online payment by credit card too frequently is a good choice. Or, you need to pay attention to clear your web histories regularly to keep your data safe on computer.

By the way, some big banks also take actions. They offer single-use and disposable credit card numbers to customers. Thus you can log in your credit card bank’s official website and check the total amount of your payment for the relevant online store, and the banking site will response by spitting out a credit card number which is allowed to be used for the payment amount and to the specified online store only.

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Complete Computer Security and Repair Tips

Monday, January 23rd, 2012


There are many common problems may occur on computers and people usually can find lots of solutions online on the Internet by various PC troubleshooting websites or computer technician suggestions. The followings are some essential computer safety tips for your reference to make your computer secure and fast.

Turn off your computer in time

Whenever you are encountering some problem that makes your computer in trouble, the first and necessary thing you must do is to turn off your computer. If it is impossible to turn off computer normally, please do not hesitate to make the power off to force turn off your computer. It is very important for your computer safety precaution. Do not forget to pull the plug from the electricity source.

Put off any jewellery before repairing computer

As we know most jewellery like rings, bracelets, wristwatches and so on are made of mental, which is good conductor of heat or electricity. To protect yourself, please be sure to remove all jewellery before getting started on repairing your computer. The operation is very simple, but it can save you from electrocution during repairing computer.

Take care of the stored electric charges

In fact, there are some capacitors inside a computer. These capacitors are mainly used to store electrical charge. The main parts of a capacitor include two conductors which are separated by a nonconductive substance. After unpluging your computer from an electricity source, please wait for a while before you begin to repair your computer. It is very important. Because you are sill possible to be electrocuted within 8 minutes after you unplug your computer.

Pay attention to the boundaries on computer

There are often warning signs on some parts of the computer, which are not serviceable computer components. Please immediately unplug the computer and open it after 10 minutes, if you find smoke coming out of your PC. For the smoking components in computer, just remove and place it. Never try to repair it and do not try to use your computer until this component has been fixed.

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Top 5 Free Tools to Remove Malicious Software in Windows

Saturday, January 7th, 2012

When we bring a new laptop home, the first thing we need do is to give our loved laptop a protection from malicious software like viruses, rootkits, worms, Trojans or malware, etc. All computer users must realize a fact that the malicious software has already become so prevalent no matter how hard we try to protect, clean and remove such software. Thus people may choose to pay a lot of money on the software you need to protect your laptops.

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Tips on How to Secure Computer in Simple Ways (4)

Tuesday, December 13th, 2011

As we mentioned in previous articles, to keep your computer safe, you do not need to be a computer expert. We have shared several smart ways including “set Windows Security Center as a Starting Point on Your Computer”, “Take Windows Defender as a Diagnostic Tool on PC” and “Turn On Two-Way Firewall Protection”, “Deactivate the Startup Menu on Your Computer”, “Forbid Unwanted Guests to Your Computer”, and “Audit Attackers to Your PC”, “Use Your Internet Explorer Settings” and “Use OpenDNS”, today we will introduce another 2 simple ways to keep your computer secure and safe.

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