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Tutorials / How-tos

Easy Way to Securely Erase a Drive

Sometimes just deleting files from your computer or a USB flash drive isn’t enough. There are times when you want to really erase them. There are various programs available to wipe everything off a drive and Gizmo’s has a selection of free ones at this link. But Windows also has a feature for securely erasing drives built right in with no need for anything extra.

How to Harden Your Browser Against Malware and Privacy Concerns

 

Nifty Way to Safely Move Folders or Programs to Another Drive or Partition in Windows 7

Would you like to move some folders or programs off the C:\ drive to free up space or to reduce wear and tear on an expensive SSD? Unfortunately, moving folders or files off the C:\ drive to another drive or partition is not always as simple as it seems. The folder or file may be referenced in the Registry or in some script or application. If it is an installed program you are moving, you would have to uninstall it and then re-install it in the new location. Making an ordinary shortcut file won’t do because shortcuts look like separate files to programs and the Registry.

How to Fix a Malware Infected Computer

 

How to Move Windows 7 Personal Folders Like My Documents to Another Drive

Is your C:\ drive getting crowded? Would you like to move some things to another drive or partition to free up space? Maybe it’s one of the personal system folders like My Documents, My Pictures, My Videos or the Download folder that is taking up a lot of space. If you have another partition or hard drive, consider moving some system folders to a second volume.

How to Report Dangerous Websites

 

How to Create an Audio CD from MP3 Files Using Free Software

Vuze Help: Installing The Mainline DHT Plugin

Introduction

This is a guide to installing the Mainline DHT plugin in your Vuze.  For most users this will help your download speed, particularly on smaller torrent swarms. 

For those of you who do not know what DHT is, I will give the simple explanation that it is a way of connecting to more seed and peers active on the content you are downloading.  Vuze made the decision to use their own version of DHT, while the vast majority of users utilize the Mainline DHT created by µTorrent. 

How to Report Malware or False Positives to Multiple Antivirus Vendors

 

The Best Android Tips and Tricks

 

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