Computers

How to Run Windows Software on a Chromebook

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by Chris Hoffman on February 3rd, 2018 Chromebooks don’t normally run Windows software—that’s the best and worst thing about them. You don’t need antivirus or other Windows junk…but you also can’t install Photoshop, the full version of Microsoft Office, or other Windows desktop applications. Luckily, there are ways to use Windows desktop programs on a Chromebook: either running them remotely […]

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Is There a Way to See Who Has Viewed Your Facebook Profile?

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by Harry Guinness on November 10th, 2017 There are plenty of browser extensions, apps, and websites that claim to be able to tell you which of your Facebook Friends have recently visited your profile, and how much time they spent there. Unfortunately, none of these extensions or apps do what they claim. These Browser Extensions Can’t Do What […]

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What is a Computer Virus? A Quick Guide

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16 million US households have experienced the negative impact of computer viruses in the past two years. Moreover, amongst the many malicious tools on the internet, viruses are by far the top threats. Computer viruses have been around for quite some time. These viruses are built to damage not only household systems but corporate IT infrastructures […]

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Search.cal-cmf.com virus. How to remove? (Uninstall guide)

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Search.cal-cmf.com browser hijacker offers using a search engine available on cal-cmf.com site. Unfortunately, search services provided by it cannot be trusted. Cybersecurity experts report that this search page is being promoted via software bundles and tends to install itself on users’ computers silently; therefore it has been added to the potentially unwanted programs (PUP) list.[1] […]

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Protecting Your Computer with Free Software

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Q. Are those free PC antivirus programs safe to use? A. The web is full of choices, but if you are looking for free protection for your computer, go with a program from an established security software company. You can find roundups and reviews online and the AV-Test.orgsite has a list of well-known software creators. Programs that pepper […]

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CCleaner Was Hacked: What You Need to Know

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by Whitson Gordon on September 18th, 2017 CCleaner, the incredibly popular PC maintenance utility, has been hacked to include malware. Here’s how to tell if you were affected, and what you should do. The attack was described thusly by researchers at Cisco Talos: “the legitimate signed version of CCleaner 5.33. . .also contained a multi-stage malware payload that rode on top […]

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Got A Computer Virus? Let A Laptop Repair Shop Help You Out Before Your Data Is Compromised

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You’re typing up the rest of your essay or finishing up a project. You’re about to send it to your professor, perhaps your client, after hours of grueling study and endless editing…only to have your laptop suddenly freeze. Even worse, you try to restart it and have endless pop-ups making even casual browsing a chore. What happened? […]

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How to Properly Scan Your Computer for Malware

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by Tim Fisher Updated September 08, 2017 Completely and correctly scanning your computer for viruses and other malware like Trojan horses, rootkits, spyware, adware, worms, etc. is often a very important troubleshooting step. A “simple” virus scan will no longer do. Many forms of malware cause or masquerade as seemingly unrelated Windows and PC issues like Blue Screens of […]