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Autoruns

How do I change the Start sequence?

I believe the people who designed anti-malware software understand when it needs to load during the Startup sequence. If they didn’t put it first, there is probably a reason why.

Windows

What is WAIK that Macrium seems to want me to download?

The Windows Automated Installation Kit (WAIK) allows programs like Macrium Reflect to create bootable rescue media. If you don’t have this, you have two options.

Email envelope

Can I Access One Email Account from Another?

It is often quite simple to set up one email address as your main address that picks up all your other email – depending on the services you use on various accounts. The trick is deciding which way you want to go.

Why Did this Site Go Away? And How Do I Contact the Owner?

The site you’re used to visiting has simply gone away. Tracking down the owner might not be easy to do.

Disk Drive

How hard is it to change a laptop hard disk?

It ‘s impossible to say how hard it may be for any one person,┬ábut, let me go down a list of things that you need to think about it when it’s time to replace a hard drive in a laptop.

Email Envelope

What if the forwarding service goes away?

There is little that you or I can do when a website goes away except to use online tools to try to trace it, or find some other way to replicate the service.

Java

Why is Java telling me it’s not installed when it is?

Java in your browser, and Java on your computer, are actually two different, related, things. If you install it in the browser, then it won’t work elsewhere. Confused? I don’t blame you!

Webcam

How do webcams get hacked?

The bottom line is – avoid malware. Do all of the things you know to do to keep your machine safe and malware-free and you will also keep your webcam secure.

How Do I Tell If My Email has Been Hacked?

It can be surprisingly hard to tell if an email account has been hacked, especially when the hackers are covering their tracks. I’ll show you a few possible signs.

Tethered Smartphone

Can my PC get a virus from my smartphone?

Your computer is safe from any virus using the phone’s operating system. But if you are using your smartphone as a USB device… that’s another story.