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  • How-Tos: How to protect your data when registering online

    I’d like to play computer games such as Assassin's Creed II and Silent Hunter 5, but many require you to set up an online account with the vendor, rather than key in a licence code. I’m reluctant to hand over my details, and I have no interest in being able to download games or play in multiplayer mode online. Can I get around this?

  • How-Tos: How to successfully uninstall security software

    QUESTION My computer runs Windows Vista 64bit SP2. I uninstalled McAfee Security Centre following the instructions provided on its site. After a reboot, the boxes for my Gadgets still appear onscreen but there’s no information shown within. How can I reinstate them? David Rodgers

  • How-Tos: How to secure your smartphone and tablet PC when travelling

    We've become accustomed to having ready access to the internet just about anywhere. The problem is, it's easy to forget how vulnerable that makes us to security threats. We show you what's secure and what's not, and how to make sure your smartphones and tablet PCs don't get hacked the next time you step out of the house.

  • How-Tos: How to choose the right antivirus software

    PC Advisor has updated its chart of the best antivirus programs. Read on for buying advice, and how we test and rank the latest antivirus products.

  • How-Tos: How to secure Windows 7 in five simple steps

    It's too easy to simply assume that your Windows PCs is safe. A computer virus? That's not going to happen to me... until it does. However, Windows 7 has built-in security settings and updates. We look at the five best security features within the OS that help keep the bad guys at bay.

  • How-Tos: How to do an online background check for free

    There are plenty of reasons for doing an online background check - and not all of them are dodgy. So here's how to do a thorough online background check without spending any cash.

  • How-Tos: How to protect yourself against rogue IT staff

    It's a CIO's worst nightmare: you get a call from the Business Software Alliance (BSA), saying that some of the Microsoft www.microsoft.co.uk software your company uses might be pirated.

  • How-Tos: How to: 10 key technology tutorials from 2010

    PC Advisor publishes hundreds of walk-throughs and tutorials every year, and 2010 was no different. Here are the Top 10 most popular technology tutorials we wrote and published in 2010.

  • How-Tos: How to: The Top 10 Tech Tutorials of 2010

    One of the key functions of the PC Advisor website is to help technology users. We offer free tech support in the Helproom Forum, and hundreds of technology tutorials both big and small. Search around on PC Advisor and you'll find advice on everything from ultra-techie niche problems, through simple home entertainment setup to tips on keeping your PC in tip-top condition.

  • How-Tos: How to keep your credit card safe from fraud

    Credit card skimming is a major threat to credit and debit card users. Here's what you need to know about this increasingly common form of financial fraud.

  • How-Tos: How to detect and thwart DDoS attacks

    As the distributed denial-of-service attacks spawned by this week's WikiLeaks events continue, network operators are discussing what progress, if any, has been made over the past decade to detect and thwart DoS attacks.

  • How-Tos: How to find out if malware has infected your PC

    I recently had a brush with the GTScan malware. I closed the GTScan web page when it popped up onscreen and didn't download anything. There's been no sign of it since, but I'd like to be prepared if it rears its ugly head again. Should I run the free version of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware alongside my existing security software? I already use McAfee and Microsoft Security Essentials, but neither have reported any issues.

  • How-Tos: How to keep your emails private and secure

    Email is one of the most widely used forms of communication today. However, your message could be intercepted midstream, and you might never realise it. Here are some steps that will secure and protect your email messages.

  • How-Tos: How to secure Google Android phones against malware and hackers

    In just over two years Google's Android operating system has become ubiquitous among smartphone users, and it's on track to become the most popular mobile operating system in the US.

  • How-Tos: How to get rid of Webtrends Live

    Webtrends Live pops up whenever I bank online. The firm's website claims that it only gathers information and isn't malicious, yet several sites claim to remove it if you download their software. Spybot and Norton seem to ignore it, and banning third-party cookies in Firefox makes no difference.

  • How-Tos: How to respond to an unexpected log on request

    For the past three days I've been getting a 'Windows Security' pop-up that says 'Logon to UKOnline.co.uk' (my ISP). It requests the username and password among other information, but nothing happens.

  • How-Tos: How to clean an infected email address book

    People in my address book are receiving emails from me, but I'm not sending them. Each message contains a link to what I believe is a malicious website. Can you help?

  • How-Tos: How to protect against Firesheep attacks

    Security experts are advising Firefox users on how to protect themselves against Firesheep, the new browser add-on that lets amateurs hijack users' access to Facebook, Twitter and other popular services.

  • How-Tos: How to keep your children safe on Facebook

    Your children are probably spending more time on Facebook than you are. Here's how to protect them from predators, their peers, and themselves.

  • How-Tos: How to secure a new PC

    The excitement of discovering the capabilities of a new PC can lead you to forget the importance of security. Our new PC safety guide offers step-by-step instructions for protecting your machine.


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