Malware PUP that can replace a web browser

Follow Us Malware PUP that can replace  a web browser with a fake copy The users of Windows computers should be aware that malware exists that can replace a web browser with a functioning imposter that looks and behaves like the real thing. Since Windows Vista, a feature called User Account Control (UAC) requires user…

Windows 10 Backup and Restore always fails to complete

Follow Us Windows 10 Backup and Restore always fails to complete after upgrade from Windows 7 External hard disk drive problem If you have recently upgraded from Windows 7 SP1 or 8.1 to Windows 10, you might find that although Win10 backs up File History properly, using Backup and Restore – provided by all of…

Use Windows 10/8.1/7 ISO image to create install DVD or flash drive

Follow Us Where to get an ISO image used to create a Windows 10, 8.1 and 7 installation DVD or flash drive If Windows 10, 8.1 and 7 gets irrecoverably hosed somehow and you are unable to restore a recent system backup or system image, Microsoft provides the installation files for every version in the…

How to get Windows 10 free any time after the July 29 2016 deadline

Follow Us The only way to get Windows 10 free any time after the July 29 2016 deadline The deadline to obtain Windows 10 free – the Home or Pro edition – is July 29, 2016. Windows Update upgrades Windows 7 SP1 and Windows 8.1 when the computer owners give it permission by clicking on…

Turn separate printer and scanner into a photocopier

Follow Us Turn separate printer and scanner into a photocopier & how to scan several PDF documents into a single PDF document Printer and scanner problem Is it possible to make a printer and separate scanner make copies of documents like an MFP? Answer A printer and scanner can be made to work together to…

Clear new PC of crapware, unneeded software, startup programs, services

Follow Us How to clear a new PC of crapware, unneeded software, apps, startup programs and disable unnecessary Windows services Most new desktop, laptop and tablet PCs come preloaded with crapware or unnecessary software put on it by the manufacturer, some of which can compromise the machine’s security. Lenovo is a major Chinese-owned desktop, laptop…

Edit sound files – e.g. remove the vocals or music from music files

Follow Us Edit sound files – e.g. remove the vocals or music from music files Question I have some music files that I’d like to remove the vocals from so I can have karaoke versions to sing along to with my friends. Can it be done? Answer It is possible but the results can be…

Use Linux to breathe new life into an old computer

Follow Us Use a distribution of Linux to breathe new life into an old computer Distributions of Linux, most of them free to download and use, have come on in leaps and bounds in recent years in their user-friendliness. They can be used on the most up-to-date PC hardware and work very well indeed on…

Disk Management in Windows 7/8.1/10

Follow Us Hard Disk, SSD and USB flash drive Disk Management in Windows 7/8.1/10 In Windows 7/8.1/10, you can access all of the installed drives – hard disk, SSD, flash drive(s) and CD/DVD drives – via Computer and Disk Management. Both of those areas of Windows provide options that allow you to format (delete all…

What you need to know about system-image backups to restore them to a different computer from the one used to create them

Follow Us Backups are broadly divided into standard backups of an entire drive or drives from which individual files or folders can be restored or system images that make a restorable copy or clone of the entire system or drive from which individual files or folders cannot be selected for restoration. Standard backups allow full…