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How To Hide and unhide files in Windows 10

There are various methods to hide and unhide files in Windows 10. Some have been available since earlier Windows versions and rely on the Properties dialog and console commands among others. Nevertheless, Windows 10 offers an easier solution thanks to File Explorer's options. How to hide and unhide files in Windows...

How To Disable password protected sharing in Windows 10

Windows 10 has password protected sharing enabled by default. In this case, access to the shared files, folders and printers on your PC is limited to those who have a password protected user account. If you want to allow anyone to access these resources ( including those without an...

How To Clear Activity History in Windows 10

In Windows 10, Cortana collects your activity history and uses it for the feature called "let you pick up where you left off". If you're a privacy-conscious user, you can clear Activity History in Windows 10, starting with "Redstone 4" version 1803. For the sake of privacy and security, it's...

How To Automatically Log in after Restarting Windows 10

After most updates, Windows 10 will need to restart in order to finalize the process. Normally, you would need to log back into your user account after a reboot but recent Windows 10 builds allow us to eliminate this step. Starting with Fall Creators Update version 1709, we can automatically sign...

How To Set Up a VPN Connection in Windows 10

There are various reasons why you'd need to set up a VPN connection in Windows 10. However, the most important one is probably security-related. A VPN will ensure all sent and received data is encrypted, making it safe again malware, hackers, and other unauthorized third-parties that might try to...

How To Remove Ransomware for Free from your PC

Ransomware is one of the scariest types of malware because it will either lock computer access or encrypt your files asking you to pay a fee if you want to get back your files and/or PC access. As intimidating as this may sound, it is possible to remove ransomware...

Open apps from unidentified developers on Mac OS X

Starting with Mac OS X Lion, Apple added a security feature called Gatekeeper that only lets us install apps from the Mac App Store. Obviously, the same feature doesn't let you open apps from unidentified developers on Mac OS X. While apps available in the Mac App Store adhere to...

Check who logged into your computer (and when)

Windows makes it easy to check who logged into a computer and when thanks to a feature called logon auditing. It tracks local and network logon events, and also shows which user account has logged on and at what time. Furthermore, logon auditing also monitors and displays logoff events. How to check...

6 Windows maintenance mistakes and how to fix them

Regardless how careful you are, you still need to perform some maintenance tasks for your Windows operating system at least once in a while. However, you might unknowingly make some common Windows maintenance mistakes. Things have changed with Windows 10, and other recent versions, so here's what you need to...

How To Remove ESET NOD 32 and Smart Security from Windows 10

These days having antivirus and antispyware protection on your computer is not optional. With Windows being such a popular operating system, it's also the number one target for malware, exploits and other types of attacks. ESET NOD 32 and Smart Security are among the well-known security products and they do...

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Best Bitcoin mining software for Windows

Cryptocurrencies are all the rage right now, and Bitcoin remains the most popular one. If you own a PC, there's nothing stopping you from...

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How To: Add subtitles to Windows Media Player

Since loads of people refuse to abandon Windows Media Player but are still having problems with their subtitles, I figured I would make this guide...