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Love all, havin' a blast! I am savvy with computers and the Internet. I like watching TV/movies and listening to music. Hablo español.

How-To Geek» How to Enable Windows Defender’s Secret Crapware Blocker

This excellent How-To Geek post – link below – describes how to activate Windows Defender’s blocker of adware, PUPs and other junk which tries to piggyback with other software. Only works with Windows Defender and is especially useful for newbies, … Continue reading

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How-To Geek» Disk Cleanup is Going Away in Windows 10…

Microsoft is retiring the Disk Cleanup tool in Windows 10 but don’t despair as it’s only going away in appearance. Free Up Space Now is the newer, more potent but equally functional equivalent – found at Settings>System>Storage>Free Up Space Now. … Continue reading

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Easy fix for Low Disk Space notification after Windows 10 April 2018 update

This solution comes from the Microsoft’s Answers site, involves Command Line use and is very easy to follow. Happy computing. “Click your Start Button, type cmd, then right click Command Prompt and choose ‘Run as Administrator’ Run this command and hit … Continue reading

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Computerworld » InSpectre: See whether your PC’s protected from Meltdown and Spectre

Computerworld » InSpectre: See whether your PC’s protected from Meltdown and Spectre Great post showing how Microsoft’s Meltdown/Spectre checker leaves something to be desired and two alternatives which are lightweight and easy to use. Results of a patched Dell Inspiron … Continue reading

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Free ransomware decryptors/data recovery tools

These are by no means the only ones available but having prior experiences with these companies’ products recommendation integrity is high. Qihoo 360 claims to be the first security vendor to release a data/file recovery tool against WannaCry/WanaCrypt0r. The article is … Continue reading

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WanaCrypt0r 2.0: Worst Ransomware epidemic yet

When Microsoft releases a security update for WindowsXP know that things are bad. Among the best information I’ve read comes from the Avast blog as it’s condensed and concise enough to be downright interesting. What does MS have to say? … Continue reading

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InfoWorld » A free, almost foolproof way to check for malware

InfoWorld » A free, almost foolproof way to check for malware Shout out to Todd for bringing this one to light. A great way to check and clean for malware against over 50 virus databases. Flash is required to watch the … Continue reading

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