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How to Tell if Your Account Has Been Hacked

How to Tell if Your Account Has Been Hacked | WinTechSolutions | Scoop.it
How to check if your Gmail, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and other accounts have been hacked.
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How to manage Windows 10 updates to prevent them from ruining your life

How to manage Windows 10 updates to prevent them from ruining your life | WinTechSolutions | Scoop.it
While you shouldn't block Windows 10 updates, you can manage them in Settings. Buying Windows 10 Pro, may be the best solution, though.
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Windows 10 October 2018 Update rereleased to Insiders, data loss blamed on misdirected folders

Windows 10 October 2018 Update rereleased to Insiders, data loss blamed on misdirected folders | WinTechSolutions | Scoop.it
Microsoft has restarted the Windows 10 October 2018 Update to Windows Insiders, ascribing the reports of data loss to folders that had been misdirected between a user's PC and another drive.
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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 Spammers Spoof Your Email Address (and How to Protect Yourself)

How Spammers Spoof Your Email Address (and How to Protect Yourself) | WinTechSolutions | Scoop.it
Most of us know spam when we see it, but seeing a strange email from a friend—or worse, from ourselves—in our inbox is pretty disconcerting. If you've seen an email that looks like it's from a friend, it doesn't mean they've been hacked. Spammers spoof those addresses all the time, and it's not hard to do. Here's how they do it, and how you can protect yourself.
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Microsoft Explains Why Windows 10’s October 2018 Update Was Deleting People’s Files

Microsoft Explains Why Windows 10’s October 2018 Update Was Deleting People’s Files | WinTechSolutions | Scoop.it
Microsoft halted the Windows 10 October 2018 Update because it was deleting some people’s files. Now, Microsoft has fixed the problem and explained what happened.
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After the October Update fiasco, Microsoft needs to warn users about the risks of Windows 10 upgrades

After the October Update fiasco, Microsoft needs to warn users about the risks of Windows 10 upgrades | WinTechSolutions | Scoop.it
Performing a major operating system upgrade can result in disaster, as the Windows 10 October 2018 Update proves. But you wouldn't know it from reading Microsoft's upgrade prompts.
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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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Bye, Chrome: Why I’m switching to Firefox and you should too

Bye, Chrome: Why I’m switching to Firefox and you should too | WinTechSolutions | Scoop.it
The time has come.
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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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