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Virus in a Picture?

Can I get malware from a picture?

Typically there’s no need to be terrified of clicking on images… as long as you know what to look for and how to manage your protection.

Fraud

Is the internet just full of scams?

Many advertisements of computer products include promises that they can’t keep, or know that they won’t keep. By making things seem much worse than they actually are they attempt to entice – or even scare – you into purchase tools you simply don’t need.

Why do people I don’t know email me?

Of course it might be spam, but sometimes things like this are just bad luck.

I Spy

How Do I Erase Traces of a File I Moved to an External Disk?

Moving a file almost always leaves traces behind. So deleting any file securely is only the first step.

If External Hard Drives Can Fail, Should I Bother with One?

Certainly any hard drive can fail. Failure is a fact of life – data loss does not need to be.

Why do Youtube videos start and stop when they didn’t used to?

Fast really isn’t what it used to be, but there are ways that you may be able to keep from upgrading all your equipment just to enjoy online video.