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Best How-To Guides for Protecting Your Data, Computer and Network
A Collection of the Best How-To Articles about Data Privacy and Security For Consumers
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Amazon best seller on this topic

Amazon best seller on this topic | Best How-To Guides for Protecting Your Data, Computer and Network | Scoop.it

This topic includes links to the best available How-to guides for installing and setting up Computer security and privacy apps. These guides are from across the web and are selected for how well they are written and illustrated (often with screen shots).

 

You can and should have a look at the help and guidance offered by the vendor of a product, but sometimes such guidance is better written by users themselves.Try these first, before you spend big bucks for technical support from a vendor (online) or at your local computer store.

 

If you want to learn more in depth about how to protect yourself on the Internet, see this book on Amazon.com:

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The book mentioned above is regularly updated using many of these articles. A bibliography of these sources, organized by book chapter will soon be available at this URL:

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How to quickly unsubscribe from 'liked' Facebook pages

How to quickly unsubscribe from 'liked' Facebook pages | Best How-To Guides for Protecting Your Data, Computer and Network | Scoop.it
Facebook Cleanser can help you scrub your feed clean, but you can accomplish much the same thing in Facebook's settings.
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How to Automatically Remove Unwanted Pre-Installed Software from Your Computer

How to Automatically Remove Unwanted Pre-Installed Software from Your Computer | Best How-To Guides for Protecting Your Data, Computer and Network | Scoop.it
So you just bought a new computer and can't wait to start using it right? So you fire up that bad boy eagerly awaiting the cool new features and instantaneous loading of programs with a single click of the mouse,
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How to prevent and recover from Ransomware Attacks

How to prevent and recover from Ransomware Attacks | Best How-To Guides for Protecting Your Data, Computer and Network | Scoop.it

Ransomware as the name suggests is a piece of malicious software that either encrypts files on or locks screens to shut access to a desktop, tablet or mobile phone until a ransom is paid to obtain a secret key used to decrypt files or to unlock the device.

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How to Check Links for Viruses in Google Chrome

How to Check Links for Viruses in Google Chrome | Best How-To Guides for Protecting Your Data, Computer and Network | Scoop.it
If you frequent links but want to be sure that they are safe and virus-free, Dr. Web Link Checker for Google Chrome can help you check links for viruses.
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Works in Email clients (such as Thunderbird) as well.

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How to uninstall the latest Windows update and why you should

How to uninstall the latest Windows update and why you should | Best How-To Guides for Protecting Your Data, Computer and Network | Scoop.it
Following user reports of system crashes and issues restarting their machines, Microsoft has pulled its August Update for Windows - and it says you should uninstall it now. Here's how to uninstall the latest Windows update.
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How To Auto Lockdown Your PC After Certain Number Of Invalid Logon Attempts

How To Auto Lockdown Your PC After Certain Number Of Invalid Logon Attempts | Best How-To Guides for Protecting Your Data, Computer and Network | Scoop.it
To prevent people from brute forcing your Windows login, you can get your PC to auto lockdown after a certain number of invalid logon attempts. Here's how.
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How to increase security and privacy on your Android or iOS device

How to increase security and privacy on your Android or iOS device | Best How-To Guides for Protecting Your Data, Computer and Network | Scoop.it
If you’re concerned about your privacy and security while using a mobile device, here are a few tips.
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How to prepare for a Mac disaster

How to prepare for a Mac disaster | Best How-To Guides for Protecting Your Data, Computer and Network | Scoop.it
There isn't much you can do about earthquakes, fires, and other misfortunes. But you can do something to minimize the harm they do your Mac and other digital assets.
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How to Securely Reset Your Android Device

How to Securely Reset Your Android Device | Best How-To Guides for Protecting Your Data, Computer and Network | Scoop.it
To wipe your Android phone, doing a factory reset is not enough. Here is how you can securely reset your Android device so your data is beyond recovery.
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How to Remotely Track Any Lost Smartphone, Tablet, or PC

How to Remotely Track Any Lost Smartphone, Tablet, or PC | Best How-To Guides for Protecting Your Data, Computer and Network | Scoop.it
Whether your device was stolen or simply lost, you can remotely track, lock, and wipe it. Don’t wait until you’ve lost your hardware to think about this — these features need to be enabled ahead of time.
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How to Find if a Windows Process Is Virus or Legitimate

How to Find if a Windows Process Is Virus or Legitimate | Best How-To Guides for Protecting Your Data, Computer and Network | Scoop.it
At any time there are tons of Windows processes running in the background. Here is how you can find out if a Windows process is virus or legitimate.
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How to Remotely Wipe a Mac - Make Tech Easier

How to Remotely Wipe a Mac - Make Tech Easier | Best How-To Guides for Protecting Your Data, Computer and Network | Scoop.it
In very unfortunate cases when your Mac is stolen or lost, you can make use of the remote actions to remotely wipe your Mac so others can't access your data
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Toss Routers With Hardcoded Passwords, Expert Says

Toss Routers With Hardcoded Passwords, Expert Says | Best How-To Guides for Protecting Your Data, Computer and Network | Scoop.it

Trend Micro reported this week that routers sold under the brand name of Netcore in China and Netis outside of the country contained a "backdoor" that could be easily accessed by a hacker to monitor Internet traffic. Andrew Ginter, vice president of industrial security at Waterfall Security, said "it looks like replacing the router is the only option to deal with this vulnerability." Sometimes it is best to toss security-challenged technology than take a risk.

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How to improve your Twitter security and privacy

How to improve your Twitter security and privacy | Best How-To Guides for Protecting Your Data, Computer and Network | Scoop.it
We don't lump Twitter in the same privacy bracket as, say, Facebook. But like any social network, Twitter is vulnerable to oversharing, data leakage and unintended consequences. We take a look at T...
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How to Recover Accidentally Deleted Files

How to Recover Accidentally Deleted Files | Best How-To Guides for Protecting Your Data, Computer and Network | Scoop.it
If you're reading this article, you've probably deleted something important on your computer that you need to recover ASAP! Hopefully, the files or folders that are now gone were deleted only a short while ago because the more data that
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How To - Tips to stay safe on public Wi-Fi

http://cnet.com/how-to When you're away from home or work, free public Wi-Fi is incredibly convenient. But you do need to protect yourself -- here are some pointers on what you need to know.

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How to password protect a Microsoft Excel document

How to password protect a Microsoft Excel document | Best How-To Guides for Protecting Your Data, Computer and Network | Scoop.it
Excel documents are used by people and businesses all over the world. Thankfully, it's easy to secure them with a password. Here's how.
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Stop Firefox from Sending Downloaded File Information To Google

Stop Firefox from Sending Downloaded File Information To Google | Best How-To Guides for Protecting Your Data, Computer and Network | Scoop.it
Firefox version 31 comes with a feature that checks your downloaded file with Google for malware. You can disable it if you are concerned about your privacy
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How to get rid of the Cryptolocker malware and decrypt your files for free

How to get rid of the Cryptolocker malware and decrypt your files for free | Best How-To Guides for Protecting Your Data, Computer and Network | Scoop.it
Has Cryptolocker taken hold on your computer and kept some of your files from you? Have no fear! There's a way to decrypt those documents for free now.
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How to Disable or Configure System Restore in Windows 8/8.1

How to Disable or Configure System Restore in Windows 8/8.1 | Best How-To Guides for Protecting Your Data, Computer and Network | Scoop.it
System Restore is useful and allows you to recover from PC corruption. Here is how you can configure system restore in Windows 8.
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How To Stop Facebook From Selling Your Browsing Data

How To Stop Facebook From Selling Your Browsing Data | Best How-To Guides for Protecting Your Data, Computer and Network | Scoop.it

Did you plan on sharing your browser history with advertisers? Because if you have been sharing your browsing history with Facebook - and basically everyone who stays logged in has been sharing this with Facebook - then that's exactly what's going to happen. Facebook has never really been big on keeping your data private, but this time they may have gone too far. They plan to sell your browsing history to advertisers. However, this is an opt-out feature, not an opt-in feature. And you need to opt-out on a completely different site, not on Facebook itself. Could they be more difficult?

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Crime Watch: How to protect your children online

Crime Watch: How to protect your children online | Best How-To Guides for Protecting Your Data, Computer and Network | Scoop.it

As a parent, you can teach your children how to safely use social networking websites. Read this article to learn about some ways that you can protect your children and their personal information online.

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How to Stop Windows 8 Apps and IE Browser from Snooping Your Location

How to Stop Windows 8 Apps and IE Browser from Snooping Your Location | Best How-To Guides for Protecting Your Data, Computer and Network | Scoop.it
Windows 8 comes with a built-in location-based function. If you don't want to be tracked, here are the instructions to turn off location request on Windows 8.
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Remotely Access Windows 8 From Android Tablet

Remotely Access Windows 8 From Android Tablet | Best How-To Guides for Protecting Your Data, Computer and Network | Scoop.it
There are tons of things that you can do with your mobile device, and one of them is to remotely access Windows PC and work remotely. Here's how it works.
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Privacy Tools: How to Block Online Tracking

Privacy Tools: How to Block Online Tracking | Best How-To Guides for Protecting Your Data, Computer and Network | Scoop.it
Many companies track your behavior and request information about you without explicitly asking for your permission. Here’s how to combat the trackers.
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