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Sandboxie

SandBoxie: Run Programs in a secured environment on Windows

Sandboxie is great program designed for the Windows operating system for protecting the computer from any malicious program and prevent them from making changes to the system files. The application allows user to run programs like browser, PDF, Word, Excel [...]

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ScanNow UPnP: Check for vulnerable Networks for Devices

A recent research revealed security flaws in the UPnP Protocol, used by the devices like Routers, Printers, etc. Of course the flaws put the user data at a risk of getting stolen or spying. ScanNow is a free tool that [...]

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Free software to lock Windows using USB Pen Drive

Protecting your computer with a USB has always been an additional feature for securing your Windows computer. If you leave your PC alone for short intervals, then using a USB for locking your Windows PC is recommended for you, as [...]

How to secure your WiFi

Tips To Secure Your WiFi Network – Who Is On My WiFi Review

Though routers come with their own security features, it is not impossible to hack into others’ routers. Once someone gains access to someone else’s wireless router, he or she can not only use their bandwidth but also gain access to [...]

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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 [...]

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