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How do you tell if your computer has a virus

How do you tell if your computer has a virus

How do you tell if your Windows computer has a virus and infected? Seriously! You have an antivirus software installed, and you go about using the computer with the feeling that it is well-protected and hence malware-free. But maybe, just maybe, […]

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Exit Explorer using Taskbar Context Menu in Windows 10

There may be times when you may want to terminate explorer.exe. Maybe your explorer hangs or freezes frequently, and you need to exit or restart explorer. To do this, you will normally start the Task Manager. Select explorer.exe from the processes, […]

Add Dropbox as a Cloud Service to Office 2013/2016

It was quite a relief to see the Cloud integration feature rolled out in the current version of Office – Microsoft Office 2013. What disappointed users, however, was the fact that apart from OneDrive, there was no support for other […]

Change Function key behavior

Change Function key behavior in Dell laptops

One thing I did not like about my Dell Inspiron 15 7537 Windows 8.1 laptop keyboard was the behavior of the Function and Multimedia keys – that is, the top most row in the keyboard. On my earlier Dell XPS, I […]

Protect and secure your USB Flash Drive from Virus

USB plug and play devices are the easiest to use. They are also the easiest method to infect computers. There are plenty of tools available in the market that claim protection against USB infections. In this article on how to […]

Minimize Outlook to System Tray

How to minimize Outlook to System Tray in Windows 10/8.1

If you use Microsoft Outlook on Windows 10/8.1, as your default email client, then you may have noticed that, when you minimize Outlook, it minimizes to the taskbar and continues to occupy space. This can create a problem if you […]

Turn off or Disable Spell Checker & Auto-Correct in Windows 10

In Windows 10/8 and later editions, there is a built-in spell checker that is embedded in your system. The spell checker and auto-correct features are supposed to work over different sections of Windows uniformly. In many scenarios, you might find […]

Configure default search engine in Microsoft Office Word

By default, Microsoft Word uses Bing as the default search engine to search for a word in Word documents. But if you wish, you can configure or change the default search engine in Microsoft Office 2013 from Bing to any […]

10 Most Useful Microsoft Word Tips & Tricks

Microsoft Word is one of our favorite text editors. With such a big array of features, Microsoft Office Word can look complicated. There are many hidden tricks and shortcuts that make text editing easier. Here are some tips I think […]

Drag and Drop in Windows 10/8/7 explained

Have you noticed that sometimes, when you drag and drop files or folders from one location to another, on your Windows 10/8/7 computer, they get copied – and sometimes they get moved? Although this has been the default behavior of Windows […]