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Hacker's Hand

Why haven’t you mentioned CryptoPrevent?

Preventing one type of malware is not going to help you in the long run. And if it does help in the short run… then you may have a bigger problem!

Firewall

If My Anti-virus is Working Properly, Do I Still Need a Firewall?

There is no such thing as perfect anti-virus software, so it’s wise to have another line of defense when online.

External DVD

What Do I Do If I Can’t Boot from a CD or DVD Drive?

Many computers are now built without DVD drives. This can cause big problems when you need to restore your computer.

Ports

What’s an open port?

With one exception, having an open port is not dangerous. But the way that ports work is interesting!

Laptop with External Monitor

How Do I Use My Television Screen with My Laptop?

It is common to use an external screen, or even a projector with a laptop. More than likely you can set up your TV using the same connectors.

WiFi at the Coffee Shop

Why am I getting limited connectivity at my local open wifi hotspot?

When you are connected to a wireless network, but cannot get to the internet, it’s because an IP address has not been assigned to you. So how do you fix that?