Articles in Category: Instagram

You would defeat the purpose of an SSD by not installing your software on it.

https://askleo.com/3593 #askleo #SSD

If somebody puts your information on their website there’s no way to force them to remove it.

https://askleo.com/3589 #askleo #privacy

Should I worry about the “open in other locations” message from Gmail?

https://askleo.com/3540 #askleo #gmail

Effective website security is difficult, and often an afterthought. Not all sites or services store passwords securely.

https://askleo.com/34891 #askleo #security

Creepy target ads seem to follow you around the web. Here I explore how a few techniques work, and one I can’t explain at all.

https://askleo.com/34702 #askleo #googleads

Windows 10 Home edition gives you little control of Windows Update. I do have a fairly large hammer you can use.

https://askleo.com/33621 #askleo #update

It’s not difficult to shut down a machine if you can’t see it’s screen – as long as you plan ahead.

https://askleo.com/33572 #askleo #shutdown

All technology changes and yes, USB ports will someday disappear. “How quickly” is the real question.

https://askleo.com/33411 #askleo #usbport

Windows 10 makes it easy to make things bigger on the screen.

http://askleo.com/33156 #askleo #resolution #screen

Nothing protects you and your data like a complete, recent backup… and that’s why I harp on it so much.

https://askleo.com/33048 #askleo #backup

Spectre and Meltdown sound scary. Here’s what you need to do, along with an attempt at an analogy.

https://askleo.com/32964 #askleo #spectre #meltdown

Privilege is a fundamental concept in modern operating system design. We’ll explore the privilege given to the CPU as software runs.

https://askleo.com/32898 #askleo #privilege #CPU

My annual review of which articles got the most attention and generated the most commentary in 2017.

http://askleo.com/32505 #askleo #reviews

Video chat is probably not monitored. If that’s a little too vague for you, then be careful what you do on your computer.

https://askleo.com/10960 #askleo #videochat

Using your computer’s Power button improperly, or pulling the plug, can lead to serious data loss.

http://askleo.com/5345 #askleo #shutdown

Hacking a turned-off computer would require a few mistakes on your part. It’s unlikely, but possible.

https://askleo.com/5253 #askleo #hacking

What if the System Idle Process is using 100% CPU on your slow system?

https://askleo.com/4388 #askleo #CPU

Is it possible to bank online securely? Yes, if you’re careful.

https://askleo.com/3690 #askleo #online-banking

Using someone else’s credit card online is identify theft. There’s not a lot you can do – except prevent it.

https://askleo.com/2879 #askleo #identity-theft

POP, POP3, and SMTP are protocols used in configuring email.

https://askleo.com/2143 #askleo #email

Booting your machine takes time, but so does shutting it down. Various issues contribute to a show shutdown.

https://askleo.com/1929 #askleo #shutdown

I’ll review the basic components of a home network and some steps to take as your network grows.

https://askleo.com/1908 #askleo #network

How do I get rid of this advertising popup that keeps coming back?

https://askleo.com/3522 #askleo #popups

How can I be “punished” for something I did not do? I have NEVER sent SPAM to anyone.

https://askleo.com/15427 #askleo #spam

Online harassment is common, and exceptionally prevalent among children. I’ll review some of the issues and steps to be taken.

https://askleo.com/15569 #askleo #harassment

Searching is an art, of sorts. I’ll share what I see are two common mistakes searchers make, and my two-step approach to better search results.

https://askleo.com/16909 #askleo #search

Start broad and refine is typically the best search strategy, unless you have something very specific to look for.

https://askleo.com/16922 #askleo #search

If someone threatens to mark your email as spam, don’t worry about it. Here’s why…

https://askleo.com/20280 #askleo #spam

When it comes to buying hard disks, “best” is a moving target.

https://askleo.com/32343 #askleo #harddrive

Sometimes using a DNS service other than that provided by your ISP makes sense.

https://askleo.com/31172 #askleo #DNS

Installing decades-old software on current operating systems is likely to create problems.

https://askleo.com/31142 #askleo #office

Firefox Quantum claims to be a faster, less memory-hungry web browser. I tried it…

https://askleo.com/31128 #askleo #firefox

Another story of data loss, and what could have been

https://askleo.com/16844 #askleo #backup

Windows 10 makes adjusting size easier….

https://askleo.com/26078 #askleo #screen

PUPs appear when least expected.

https://go.askleo.com/b/24027