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Take care, FileHippo starts offering downloads via Installers!

Among the safest popular download site which users trusted blindly to download software was FileHippo. But this looks about to change! FileHippo.com has started offering software downloads along with their Download Manager, which will offer to install 3rd-party software. With [...]

Windows Phone 8.1 Security Features

New Security Features in Windows Phone 8.1

The Windows Phone operating system is secure. But Windows Phone 8.1 goes several steps further and offers several security features that are useful to the home user as well as the enterprise user. All devices need to be safe and [...]

Heartbleed Bug

What is Heartbleed Bug and How to Protect yourself and Stay Safe?

Nearly 70 percent of traffic on the Internet employs OpenSSL to secure the data transfers. That translates into almost all the major servers (read: websites) use OpenSSL to secure your data such as login credentials. However, someone from Google found [...]

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Script Defender: Security extension for a safer Chrome

Selecting the best and safest Chrome extensions has always been uncertain. I personally select the Chrome extension on the basis of its ratings and number of users but seeing recent reports of Chrome extensions injecting adware into web pages, one [...]

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How to prevent Automatic Sign-in after installing Windows Updates

It is well evident that after installing Windows Updates, Windows may makes a system-initiated automatic restart for the computer. Now if  a Windows 8.1 system makes a restart, the last logged in user, gets automatically logged in. Thus as far as security [...]

Data Execution Prevention DEP

Data Execution Prevention or DEP feature in Windows 7 | 8

Data Execution Prevention or DEP is a security feature that was introduced in Windows Vista onwards, that can help prevent damage to your computer from viruses and other security threats. DEP can help protect your computer by monitoring programs to make [...]

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Securing Windows XP after End Of Support April 2014

Securing Windows XP after Microsoft ends support in April 2014 is not going to be an easy job. In fact its going to be nearly impossible! StatCounter says Windows XP market share is around 19% whereas NetApplication says it is around [...]

Hosts file in Windows 8

Lock, Manage, Edit Hosts File in Windows 8 | 7

The Hosts file in Windows 8 | 7, is used to map host names to IP addresses. This Hosts file is located deep down in the Windows folder. It is basically a plain text file and the size of the [...]

Holiday Season Scams

Avoid Online Shopping Fraud & Holiday Season Scams

The holiday season is synonymous with festivities, cheer, and mirth. It is also that “much-awaited time of the year” when flashy discount signs lure shopaholics with their special festive promotions and offers: the beginning of the “Sale Period”. Holiday Season [...]

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