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Salesman with an agenda

Why does this malware keep coming back?

There are tools out there that can remove malware completely so that it does not come back. But it’s worth taking a look at your own internet habits.

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How can I tell what is being downloaded to my computer?

Are you finding mysterious downloads coming into your computer? It may be nothing sinister. But on the other hand… we’d better check the source.

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Windows Explorer seems to have been removed, what do I do?

Is it really gone? Or just hidden? Either way we’ll work through the solution to get Windows Explorer back.

Does visiting a search-engine cached page prevent the original site from noting my visit?

Even a cached version of a website could send information about you back to the original server. The thing is that we just don’t (and can’t) know.

Giving a Thief Your Password?

How Do I Find Out Who’s Trying to Change My Password?

If your account has not actually been hacked, there’s little you can do to find out who’s trying to log in as you. But there are steps you can take to protect yourself from would-be hackers and phishing scams.

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Why Am I Getting the “USB Inserted” Sound When I Haven’t Inserted Anything?

This is a system sound that could even be indicating an internal event. We’ll try to track down its source.