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Improve Security by Updating Third-Party Apps

Posted in Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP by Steve Sinchak

Finding security vulnerabilities in Windows has become more difficult with each release.  The significant improvements Microsoft has implemented along with Windows Update has forced most hackers to attack third-party apps that are often considered easier targets.  Affecting just about every OS including OSX and Linux these third-party apps typically fall in two categories: browser plugins and file viewers.  Both suffer from poor updating mechanisms and often poor programming that results in a high probability an outdated and vulnerable version is installed on your computer. 

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How-to Recover Closed Browser Tabs

Posted in Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows XP by Steve Sinchak

If you are a browser tab ninja you can easily have dozens of tabs open at any moment. With that many tabs you can easily close the wrong one. That can be very annoying because sometimes you don’t even know the URL that was open. The good news is just about every modern browser has the ability to recover tabs. This article will show you how to recover closed tabs in Internet Explorer, Chrome, Firefox and Safari.

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Recover Deleted Photos, Pictures and Other Files

Posted in Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP by Steve Sinchak

Have you ever accidentally deleted a photo or other file from your computer or digital camera?  Even if you clear the recycle bin, there is still a chance your pictures can be recovered.

Even though a file was deleted there is a good chance the contents of the file are still around.  When a file is deleted the contents of the file are not removed. Only a pointer to the file in the file system table is deleted.  

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