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Managing IE Browser Performance and Security - 65 Tutorials
A collection of 65 tutorials on everything you need to know about Internet Explorer (IE) browser performance and security: What are Browser Helper Objects (BHO), add-on applications, toolbars, Download Program Files (DPF), extra buttons, browser hijackers, cookies, temporary files; Removing Alexa To...
2007-02-09, 14709👍, 0💬

ssdiag.exe - Diagnostic Traces Sonic Shared Driver Component
Can I remove startup application "ssdiag.exe - Diagnostic Traces Sonic Shared Driver Component" to speedup my computer and reduce security risk? After you started your system, you see a small window shows up with a title of "Diagnostic Traces" and some text like this: SSDIAG activated new _DIAGWINDO...
2007-02-17, 12072👍, 0💬

Understanding security and safe computing - Update Windows automatically
Windows Vista Security basics - Understanding security and safe computing - Update Windows automatically Microsoft regularly offers important updates to Windows that can help protect your computer against new viruses and other security threats. To ensure that you receive these updates as quickly as ...
2009-07-07, 11931👍, 0💬

Removing ssdiag.exe - Diagnostic Traces Sonic Shared Driver Component
How to remove ssdiag.exe from the startup application list to gain performance and reduce security risk? Startup application ssdiag.exe is installed as part of the Sonic Drive Letter Access program offering diagnostic data. More information on ssdiag.exe. If you want to remove ssdiag.exe from the st...
2007-02-17, 11075👍, 0💬

Removing Startup Programs to Speedup Your System and Reduce Risk - 24 Tutorials
A collection of 24 tutorials on removing Windows startup programs to gain performance and reduce security risk: What is a startup program; How to list all startup program; What is the best way to remove a startup program; Removing quickset.exe, bacstray.exe, realsched.exe, googledesktop.exe, exec.ex...
2007-01-27, 10190👍, 0💬

Downloading and Installing HiJackThis
How to download and install HiJackThis? If you want to download and install HiJackThis to your Windows system, you can follow the following tutorial: 1. Go to http://www.merijn.org/programs .php#hijackthis.2. Select one of the download locations from the list to download hijackthis.zip. 3. Open hija...
2006-12-06, 9567👍, 0💬

Windows XP SP2 Process Checklist
How do I know which processes to keep or remove on my Windows XP SP2 systems? When you look at the process list on the Task Manager window, you see some strange process names. But you are not sure if you can remove them. What you need to do is to look at our process checklist below. FYIcenter.com is...
2007-02-17, 8204👍, 0💬

Managing IE Browser Performance and Security - 65 Tutorials - Part II
A collection of 65 tutorials on everything you need to know about Internet Explorer (IE) browser performance and security - Part II Continue from Part I. msdxm.ocx - Windows Media Player 2 ActiveX Control Download Program Files (DPF) for IE Browser Java Runtime Environment 1.4.2 - Download Program F...
2007-02-09, 7587👍, 0💬

What Are Cookies
What are cookies? A cookie is a small amount of information sent by a Web server to a web browser and then sent back unchanged by the browser each time it accesses that server. HTTP cookies are used for authenticating, tracking, and maintaining specific information about users, such as site preferen...
2016-12-29, 7114👍, 0💬

Analyzing HijackThis Log Files
Where to get help on analyzing HijackThis log files? Analyzing HijackThis log files are not easy to do. If you need some help, you can go to: http://www.hijackthis.de/. This Web page offers you a nice online tool to analyze your HijackThis log files automatically. You can simply copy and paste the c...
2006-12-06, 6096👍, 0💬

What Is HijackThis
What is HijackThis? HijackThis is a very popular program tool developed by Merijn to detect and remove Internet Explorer (IE) hijackers. HijackThis allows you to identify any sort of malware (spyware and adware) by checking running processes, and registry settings. The official home page for HijackT...
2006-12-06, 5895👍, 0💬

Spyware FAQ - Can I get spyware without knowing it?
Windows Vista Security basics - Spyware FAQ - Can I get spyware without knowing it? Yes, some spyware can be installed from a website through an embedded script, or program in a webpage. Some unwanted software requires your help to install through web pop-ups or free software that require you to acc...
2009-08-04, 5089👍, 0💬

How can I tell if I have spyware or unwanted software on my computer?
Windows Vista Security basics - Spyware FAQ - How can I tell if I have spyware or unwanted software on my computer? You probably have some form of spyware on your computer if: You notice new toolbars, links, or favorites that you did not intentionally add to your web browser. Your default home p...
2009-07-28, 5012👍, 0💬

Spyware FAQ - Where does spyware and potentially unwanted software come from?
Windows Vista Security basics - Spyware FAQ - Where does spyware and potentially unwanted software come from? Unwanted software can be installed by websites, downloaded programs, or a program you might install from a CD, DVD, external hard disk, or other removable media. Spyware is most commonly ins...
2009-07-28, 4861👍, 0💬

Spyware FAQ - How do I remove spyware and other unwanted software?
Windows Vista Security basics - Spyware FAQ - How do I remove spyware and other unwanted software? The best way to remove spyware is to run up-to-date antispyware software that can monitor software that is trying to install itself on your computer, and also scan for and remove potentially unwanted s...
2009-08-11, 4822👍, 0💬

Removing my MSN messenger from the Internet
I need to know how to delete my messenger file & profile and all related information off of the Internet, not just off of my computer. Please help! May be these steps will help you: 1. Go to the MSN homepage. You're going to need to log in with your email address and password prior to closing yo...
2010-09-20, 4770👍, 0💬

Using Windows Security Center - What's Firewall ?
Windows Vista Security basics - Using Windows Security Center - What's Firewall ? A firewall can help prevent hackers or malicious software (such as worms) from gaining access to your computer through a network or the Internet. A firewall can also help stop your computer from sending malicious softw...
2009-05-26, 4757👍, 0💬

Advanced SystemCare 3
I use my computer primarily for e mail, some online banking and informational searches. This is an older computer given to me. it came up in a security ck through advance system care3. I was wondering what it is and if I actually need it, sounds like something an IT person would need? can I select i...
2010-09-17, 4687👍, 0💬

Spyware FAQ - What do I do when a pop-up won't close until I agree to install a program or change my home page?
Windows Vista Security basics - Spyware FAQ - What do I do when a pop-up won't close until I agree to install a program or change my home page? Some websites will repeatedly display pop-ups asking you to install a toolbar or change your home page. When this happens, try closing the browser window. I...
2009-08-04, 4624👍, 0💬

Windows Vista Security basics - Spyware FAQ - How can I prevent spyware from infecting my computer?
Windows Vista Security basics - Spyware FAQ - How can I prevent spyware from infecting my computer? Run up-to-date antispyware software. Windows Defender, which ships with this version of Windows, helps prevent malicious software, spyware, and other potentially unwanted software or adware from insta...
2009-08-11, 4589👍, 0💬

Online privacy FAQ - How can I protect my privacy when shopping online?
Windows Vista Security basics - Online privacy FAQ - How can I protect my privacy when shopping online? Most online merchants use secure connections to provide an encrypted connection between Internet Explorer and the website. Encrypted connections make it difficult for a hacker to intercept your pe...
2009-10-14, 4562👍, 0💬

Understanding security and safe computing - Use virus protection
Windows Vista Security basics - Understanding security and safe computing - Use virus protection Viruses, worms, and Trojan horses are programs created by hackers that use the Internet to infect vulnerable computers. Viruses and worms can replicate themselves from computer to computer, while Trojan ...
2009-06-30, 4440👍, 0💬

Spyware FAQ - What is spyware?
Windows Vista Security basics - Spyware FAQ - What is spyware? Spyware is software that can install itself or run on your computer without providing you with adequate notice, consent, or control. Spyware might not display symptoms after it infects your computer, but many types of malicious software ...
2009-07-21, 4327👍, 0💬

YInstStarter - What does it do?
What, exactly, does YInstStarter do? I've had problems before with one or another of Windows updates interfering with some program or application, and I suspect that YInstStarter is another one of these Microsoft things that may be a good idea, but isn't well enough thought out that it doesn't cause...
2010-01-08, 4272👍, 0💬

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