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CCleaner Disregarding Settings and Forcing Update to Latest 5.46 Version

CCleaner Disregarding Settings and Forcing Update to Latest 5.46 Version | WinTechSolutions | Scoop.it
Reports are coming in that Piriform is forcing CCleaner to update to the latest 5.46 version even when users had configured the program to not perform automatic updates. To make matters worse, once the users were upgraded to the latest version, their privacy settings are reset to default, which is to send usage data.
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When your computer reboots itself over and over again

When your computer reboots itself over and over again | WinTechSolutions | Scoop.it
Something is rotten in the state of your Windows PC. Here's how to deal with a computer that keeps rebooting.
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Snoopware installed by 11 million+ iOS, Android, Chrome, and Firefox users

Snoopware installed by 11 million+ iOS, Android, Chrome, and Firefox users | WinTechSolutions | Scoop.it
All of the apps appear to have been recently acquired by a little-known company.
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The best free email client 2018: manage all your accounts

The best free email client 2018: manage all your accounts | WinTechSolutions | Scoop.it
The best free email clients for managing all your email inboxes, calendars and instant messages.
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Do you really need to properly eject a USB drive before yanking it out?

Do you really need to properly eject a USB drive before yanking it out? | WinTechSolutions | Scoop.it
Just don’t do it while it is actively copying, and don’t do it within milliseconds after it has finished.
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How to beef up your Chrome and Firefox security in 2018 | The Download Blog - CNET

How to beef up your Chrome and Firefox security in 2018 | The Download Blog - CNET | WinTechSolutions | Scoop.it
These quick tips will help you plug privacy and security holes in your browser.
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Reboot your router to avoid Russian malware: What you need to know

Reboot your router to avoid Russian malware: What you need to know | WinTechSolutions | Scoop.it
The FBI recommends rebooting or even resetting your router to avoid sophisticated "VPNFilter" malware by a group tied to Russia. Here's what you need to know.
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How to add an SSD to your laptop

How to add an SSD to your laptop | WinTechSolutions | Scoop.it
By adding a solid-state drive to a budget laptop, either as a hard-drive replacement or companion, you can realize noticeable gains and get additional life from your portable PC.
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BBC - Future - It's a myth that most cyber-criminals are 'sophisticated'

BBC - Future - It's a myth that most cyber-criminals are 'sophisticated' | WinTechSolutions | Scoop.it
News reports and pop culture continually suggest cyber-criminals have almost magical computer skills. Is that actually true?
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How to Recover Software Product Keys From Any Computer, Even a Broken One

How to Recover Software Product Keys From Any Computer, Even a Broken One | WinTechSolutions | Scoop.it
Product keys are becoming less and less common these days, but if you have a piece of software on your computer—and can’t find its product key—this simple program can help you extract it.
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Windows 10's April Update is making Chrome and Cortana freeze PCs

Windows 10's April Update is making Chrome and Cortana freeze PCs | WinTechSolutions | Scoop.it
Google Chrome, Cortana, Visual Studio, and other programs are locking up in the Windows 10 April 2018 Update.
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What to do after a data breach: 5 steps to minimize risk

What to do after a data breach: 5 steps to minimize risk | WinTechSolutions | Scoop.it
Website database breaches happen, and while there's little you can do to prevent them you can minimize your exposure. Here's what to do.
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How to Create and Delete User Accounts in Windows 10

Set-up, manage, and delete user accounts in Windows 10 by following our comprehensive step-by-step guide.
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Why some computer viruses refuse to die

Why some computer viruses refuse to die | WinTechSolutions | Scoop.it
Like zombies, malware dating from decades ago is still roaming the net looking for fresh victims.
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Here’s What You Should Use Instead of CCleaner

Here’s What You Should Use Instead of CCleaner | WinTechSolutions | Scoop.it
CCleaner just became worse. The popular system-cleaning tool now always runs in the background, nagging you and reporting anonymous data back to the company’s servers. We don’t recommend you upgrade to CCleaner 5.45. Here’s what you should use instead.
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When your laptop's touchpad stops working

When your laptop's touchpad stops working | WinTechSolutions | Scoop.it
The touchpad built into your laptop no longer responds to your fingers. Here's what to do about it.
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What Chrome's 'Not secure' warning for unencrypted HTTP websites really means

What Chrome's 'Not secure' warning for unencrypted HTTP websites really means | WinTechSolutions | Scoop.it
Google Chrome now labels any sites that lack HTTPS encryption as 'not secure,' but that doesn't mean you've been hacked.
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If you forgot your Windows admin password, try this

If you forgot your Windows admin password, try this | WinTechSolutions | Scoop.it
That Windows admin password is pretty important. If you lose track of it, though, all is not lost. You just have to wiggle in through the virtual back door.
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Windows Patch Fail Hell? Microsoft's Windows 10 Fresh Start Tool To The Rescue

Windows Patch Fail Hell? Microsoft's Windows 10 Fresh Start Tool To The Rescue | WinTechSolutions | Scoop.it
Fresh Start lets you install a fresh copy of Windows 10 while leaving your data intact.
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How to Format Your External Hard Drive: Reviews by Wirecutter | A New York Times Company

How to Format Your External Hard Drive: Reviews by Wirecutter | A New York Times Company | WinTechSolutions | Scoop.it
Learn how to format your external hard drive, and what file systems are best for Windows File History and macOS Time Machine.
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NoScript - JavaScript/Java/Flash blocker for a safer Firefox experience! - what is it? - InformAction

NoScript - JavaScript/Java/Flash blocker for a safer Firefox experience! - what is it? - InformAction | WinTechSolutions | Scoop.it
NoScript for Firefox pre-emptively blocks malicious scripts and allows JavaScript, Java and other potentially dangerous content only from sites you trust. Download it now for free! - what is it?
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Download Windows 7 Disc Images (ISO Files)

Download Windows 7 Disc Images (ISO Files) | WinTechSolutions | Scoop.it
Recover or reinstall Windows 7 purchased through a retailer. Simply download a Windows 7 ISO file or disc image and then create a USB or DVD for installation.
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Best password managers: Reviews of the top products

Best password managers: Reviews of the top products | WinTechSolutions | Scoop.it
The best password is one you probably can't easily remember—that's why a password manager is so crucial to your online security. This guide will help you find the best tool for generating and storing strong passwords to shore up your online defenses.
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