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You've Been Hacked!

How to Tell if Your Email, Computer, or Facebook Has Been Hacked

Unless a password’s been changed, it’s difficult for a typical user to tell if their computer or account is being hacked.

Should I Be Worried about the “Open in Other Locations” Message from Gmail?

This is an interesting feature in Gmail. When you’re traveling, it’s kind of fun to see where Gmail thinks you’ve been accessing it from.

I Run No Anti-virus Software and Now Have Viruses. What Should I Do?

It’s very possible that your machine has become so infected that recovery really isn’t a possibility. If this is the case, the only practical solution is to wipe the slate clean and start over from scratch.

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

If your anti-malware tools removed the malware but this browser hijack keeps coming back, then you might be doing something to invite it back on to your system.

Does Windows Support Drives Larger than Two Terabytes?

Windows certainly does support large drives, at the worst you may have to overcome some formatting issues.

Why is a website telling me I need IE8 when I already run IE8?

It might be the website’s fault. It might be the browser’s fault. Either way, start by trying a different browser.

Why is Norton preventing me from installing Classic Shell?

The problem is that some third-party download sites (not all) actually add software to your download. It could be possible that Norton is correctly preventing you from downloading viruses.

Should I Defrag the D Drive on My Windows XP?

If you have a heavily used drive, make sure that it’s getting defragged on a regular basis. If it’s not getting used that heavily, there’s no harm in defragging it, but I wouldn’t go out of my way.

Why do I get script error messages in Windows 8 and not prior versions of Windows?

The tiled browser seems to be a different version of Internet Explorer. From what I can tell, it has reduced features and is less functional when compared with the normal Internet Explorer.