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How To Run A Quick Scan Using Malwarebytes Anti-Malware
I am not a betting man, but if I were, I would put money on the fact that either you or someone you know have been affected by rogue software at some point.  Whether that be a Virus, Worm, Ransomeware, or a Trojan or any other kind of Malware... Read more
How To Restore Deleted Files Using Recuva
When you accidentally delete a file on your computer, it can be really frustrating and you feel like a fool.  But all is not lost when you accidentally delete an important file that you have been working on.  You can recover it with Recuva.  This great application is a... Read more
How To Defragment Your Hard Disk Using Defraggler
When you make changes on your PC, the data is stored on your hard disk.  Anything you are likely to do on your PC, such as using copy, paste, delete and even saving files will result in disk fragmentation.  The files that you modify are stored in a separate segment on the hard... Read more
How To Download Files With uTorrent
uTorrent is what is known as a BitTorrent client. The client is a piece of software that communicates with other computers via a server.  In order to download torrent files, you need a BitTorrent client. There are many different BitTorrent clients available, one of which is uTorrent. This is... Read more
Take Pictures Like A Pro!
No matter what your subject matter is, a serene landscape, a bird nestling in the trees, your toddler covered in chocolate or just the dog sleeping in its basket, we all want to achieve photographs that have that professional looking edge. Here are some tips on how to achieve... Read more
How To Extract Files Using WinRAR
This is a quick guide on how to use WinRAR for extracting/UnRAR files.  WinRAR is a fantastic freeware tool for extracting files from their compressed formats.  One thing that makes WinRAR such a popular application is the easy to use interface. There are several different ways to open an... Read more
How To Install Skins For Winamp
The one thing about playing about with different types of software, is that you kind of get bored with how the interface looks.  Tweaking different settings is all well and good, but if you think the actual ‘look’ of the application is a bit odd, then without the ability... Read more
How To Add Subtitles In VLC Player
VLC player is a great application to play all sorts of your media files.  But what if you want to watch a movie with subtitles, but the file you have acquired has none?  Don’t panic, you can add them yourself!  It really is simple, once you know how to... Read more
How To Convert A PDF To A Word Document Using Adobe Reader
Have you ever created a PDF and then needed to send it to someone who uses Microsoft Word as his or her primary office tool?  It isn’t really an issue for either party, as you can you edit your PDF easily and convert it to a Microsoft Word document.... Read more
How To Share Your Screen With Skype
Have you ever wanted to show a friend, whom you are talking to over the Internet, something on your computer, but just don’t know how? Skype has a great feature that allows you to share your screen on your Windows desktop. Screen sharing lets you share your computer screen... Read more
How To Scan An External Drive For Malware Using Avast!
If your computer becomes infected with malware, it may not just affect your computer’s primary hard drive. They can also find their way into devices such as flash drives or external hard drives as well. Avast! Free Antivirus is able to perform a complete scan of your external hard... Read more
How To Set Browser Startup Preferences in Google Chrome
When you start your computer do you check your email first or navigate to your favourite website? If you do, you are not alone.  We all like things done in a certain way, I like to look at my Google+ page and some work references for instance.   It is... Read more
How to Clean the Windows Registry in CCleaner
The Windows Registry in your PC is the database that stores all of the configuration information and hardware/software settings for your PC to run correctly.  Unfortunately, over periods of time, this database can become bloated with redundant files.  The Windows Registry retains outdated system configuration information, including files that are left... Read more
How To Remove Yourself From Facebook
If you want to delete your Facebook account, it will prove more difficult than you think to erase yourself permanently from the social network.   Facebook has ever-changing privacy policies, so becoming Facebook-free requires a few more steps than just clicking delete my account. You need to remember that account deletion is not... Read more
Use Migration Assistant To Switch From Windows To Mac
To make the jump from Windows to Mac is not one to be taken lightly, but once you have made the decision and you stick with it, you’ll be a happy camper.  I moved from Windows to Mac, as my personal computing choice, approximately 10 years back now and I... Read more
How To Fix Your Broken iPhone Display
Apple builds their flagship devices with great care and makes them able to withstand a lot of wear and tear. But people do treat them like they are made of an indestructible material and throw them around a bit, which of course they aren’t and so the occasional cracked... Read more
How To Locate Your IP Address
Whether you use Mac, Windows, or Linux as your OS, if you have an issue and need to call customer support, they will almost certainly need to know your IP address in order to fix the issue remotely. But how do you find your IP address? How To Find... Read more
How To Use Tabbed Browsing In Safari
Tabbed browsing is a really convenient feature of web browsers. Nowadays you don’t need to have open several browser windows at once. Tabbed browsing allows you to attain a much more sleek and efficient browsing experience.  With tabbed browsing you can open several web pages at once in a single... Read more