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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, 4609👍, 0💬

Understanding security and safe computing - Use a standard user account
Windows Vista Security basics - Understanding security and safe computing - Use a standard user account When you log on to your computer, Windows grants you a certain level of rights and privileges depending on what kind of user account you have. There are three different types of user accounts: sta...
2009-07-14, 4574👍, 0💬

Using Windows Security Center - Malicious software protection
Windows Vista Security basics - Using Windows Security Center - Malicious software protection Malicious software (malware) protection can help protect your computer against viruses, spyware, and other security threats. Security Center checks if your computer is using up-to-date antispyware and antiv...
2009-06-02, 4468👍, 0💬

Using anti-malware software to help protect your computer - Which edition of Windows Vista am I using?
Windows Vista Security basics - Using anti-malware software to help protect your computer - Which edition of Windows Vista am I using? Malicious software, also known as malware, is software designed to deliberately harm your computer. For example, viruses, worms, and Trojan horses are malicious soft...
2009-07-21, 4467👍, 0💬

Understanding security and safe computing - Which edition of Windows Vista am I using?
Windows Vista Security basics - Understanding security and safe computing - Which edition of Windows Vista am I using? If you connect to the Internet, allow other people to use your computer, or share files with others, you should take steps to protect your computer from harm. Why? Because there are...
2009-06-09, 4395👍, 0💬

What is phishing and how can Internet Explorer help protect me from it?
Windows Vista Security basics - Online privacy FAQ - What is phishing and how can Internet Explorer help protect me from it? Online phishing (pronounced like the word fishing) is a way to trick computer users into revealing personal or financial information through an e-mail message or website. This...
2009-10-13, 4388👍, 0💬

Understanding security and safe computing - Check your security status with Windows Security Center
Windows Vista Security basics - Understanding security and safe computing - Check your security status with Windows Security Center Windows Security Center is your headquarters for computer security. It shows your computer's current security status and recommends anything that you should do to help ...
2009-06-16, 4346👍, 0💬

Understanding security and safe computing - What are security alerts?
Windows Vista Security basics - Understanding security and safe computing - What are security alerts? If Windows detects that your computer might need enhanced security in any one of the security areas—firewall, automatic updating, malware protection, or other security settings—you will see a notifi...
2009-06-16, 4344👍, 0💬

Using Windows Security Center - Other security settings
Windows Vista Security basics - Using Windows Security Center - Other security settings Windows checks your Internet security settings and User Account Control settings to make sure they are set at the recommended levels. If your Internet or User Account Control settings are changed to a security le...
2009-06-09, 4303👍, 0💬

Understanding security and safe computing - Use spyware protection
Windows Vista Security basics - Understanding security and safe computing - Use spyware protection Spyware is software that can display advertisements, collect information about you, or change settings on your computer, generally without appropriately obtaining your consent. For example, spyware can...
2009-07-07, 4266👍, 0💬

Understanding security and safe computing - Use a firewall
Windows Vista Security basics - Understanding security and safe computing - Use a firewall A firewall is software or hardware that checks information coming from the Internet or a network and then either turns it away or allows it to pass through to your computer, depending on your firewall settings...
2009-06-30, 4220👍, 0💬

Using Windows Security Center - Other security settings
Windows Vista Security basics - Using Windows Security Center - Other security settings Windows checks your Internet security settings and User Account Control settings to make sure they are set at the recommended levels. If your Internet or User Account Control settings are changed to a security le...
2009-06-09, 4200👍, 0💬

'Your device isn't fully protected' on Windows 7?
Why am I getting the "Your device isn't fully protected" message on Windows 7? Few months after bought your new computer, you will probably get a surprising popup window displaying the following message: Your device isn't fully protected Get the most from our mcAfee protection by keeping your subscr...
2017-04-13, 3223👍, 2💬

💬 2017-04-13 FYIcenter.com: @Vicky, Thanks for sharing the uninstall steps!

💬 2017-04-12 Vicky: Uninstall McAfee LiveSafe: =============================== From Start, click the down arrow in the lower left of your screen to ...

C: Drive Authorization settings?
What should the C: Drive permission be set to? System, with Admin & users? or Administrator? with System and users added with full privileges? I had an x-employee who thought he was our IT guy and changed the permissions on a desk top. I'm no IT guy either but I Know enough to be very dangerous ...
2013-12-02, 3171👍, 0💬

Disable "Lenovo PowerENGAGE" Scheduled Task on Windows 7
What is the scheduled task "Lenovo PowerENGAGE" doing on my Windows 7 computer? Should I disable it? "Lenovo PowerENGAGE" is a useless scheduled task on Windows 7 system. You will see "Lenovo PowerENGAGE" listed on Task Scheduler with the following information: Name: Lenovo PowerENGAGE Actions: Star...
2017-03-22, 2788👍, 0💬

Disable "Yahoo! Powered fodam" Scheduled Task on Windows 7
What is the scheduled task "Yahoo! Powered fodam" on my Windows 7 computer? "Yahoo! Powered fodam" is a suspicious scheduled task on Windows 7 system. You will see "Yahoo! Powered fodam" listed on Task Scheduler with the following information: Name: Yahoo! Powered fodam Actions: Start a program - C:...
2017-03-22, 2391👍, 0💬

Uninstalling McAfee LiveSafe on Windows 7?
How to uninstall McAfee LiveSafe on Windows 7? I don't like the expired trial version of McAfee LiveSafe displaying the security warning popups. If you bought a new computer, it may come with the trial version of McAfee LiveSafe application. We can enjoy few months of free antivirus protect. But are...
2017-03-11, 1804👍, 0💬

"055BCCAC9FEC" Malware from Yahoo! Mail
What is "055BCCAC9FEC" Malware from Yahoo! Mail? "055BCCAC9FEC" Malware from Yahoo! Mail is a recent variation of the "055BCCAC9FEC" Malware. The earliest report of this variation was on December 13, 2017, see "Ominous screen showed in Chrome" post at malwarebytes.com. Based reported cases, users wi...
2018-02-08, 1728👍, 1💬

💬 2018-02-08 Mike: Thanks for the information. I got the problem today.

Disable 'Adobe Acrobat Update Task' Scheduled Task on Windows 7
What is the scheduled task "Adobe Acrobat Update Task" doing on my Windows 7 computer? Should I disable it? "Adobe Acrobat Update Task" is a scheduled task on Windows 7 system. You will see "Lenovo PowerENGAGE" listed on Task Scheduler with the following information to contact Adobe server and to se...
2017-03-22, 1306👍, 0💬

Domain Account Login Process on Windows 7
How does Windows domain account login work on Windows 7? Users can use a domain account to log on to a local computer running Windows 7 or other Windows system. When you use a Windows domain account to log on to a Windows 7 system, the follow process will be used: 1. Winlogon (winlogon.exe) takes th...
2017-03-11, 1301👍, 0💬

Remove Trojan:Win32/Mywife.E!CME24 Manually
How to Remove Trojan:Win32/Mywife.E!CME24 Manually? To remove Trojan:Win32/Mywife.E!CME24 Manually, you can these instructions given by Microsoft: 1. Reboot your computer. This will force the worm into a known configuration where it can be stopped. 2. Using task manager, look for any of the followin...
2017-12-26, 1257👍, 0💬

Remote Desktop Services Manager Commands
What commands are available on my Windows 7 computer to manage user remote logins? Normally, you should use the Remote Desktop Services Manager tool to manage user remote logins. If the Remote Desktop Services Manager tool is not accessible on your Windows 7 computer, you can use the following comma...
2018-01-13, 1195👍, 0💬

Recommendations on Scheduled Tasks on Windows 7
Can I get recommendations on scheduled tasks for my Window 7 system? Here is a list of commonly seen scheduled tasks on Windows 7 system with recommendations whether to keep, disable to delete them: 1ED570D2-8DDF-3F78-27CD-13850F 70022F- sync.exe - Suspicious program, disable it Adobe Acrobat Update...
2017-03-25, 1105👍, 0💬

What Is Domain Account for Windows 7?
What is Windows Domain Account for Windows 7? A Windows Domain Account is a user authentication profile created on an Windows Domain Controller. A Windows Domain Account for a user usually contains a username and password as the authentication mechanism. You can use your Windows Domain Account to lo...
2017-03-17, 1070👍, 0💬

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