Articles tagged: pop-ups

Has My Computer Been Hacked? A List of Clues and Steps to Take

When you see the list of possible hacking signs, it’s easy to jump to the conclusion your computer has been hacked. It’s usually not the case. Regardless, prevention is always easier than recovery from an actual hack.

Tip of the Day: Block All Notification Requests in Google Chrome

Why Are There Websites in My Browser History I’ve Never Been To?

Occasionally, sites appear in your browser history that you never visited. I’ll examine some possible causes.

What’s the Best Anti-Malware Tool to Keep Me Safe?

Over the years, your choices when it comes to anti-malware tools have become simpler, yet frustratingly imprecise.

Can We No Longer View Websites without Getting Pop-ups?

Free information on the web isn’t free; there are costs to provide it. Pop-ups: advertising, offers, and social media, are all part of the “cost” of free.

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.

Why Is My New Computer Flooded with Pop-ups and Ads?

Advertisements popping up on a new computer bring several things to mind, including what many call “crapware.”

Why do new windows open underneath others?

Usually a new window will open on top of previous windows. There are several things that may cause a window to “pop under” the window you’re looking at.