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Discover how to protect your PC or Mac from online threats and how to respond if your computer is compromised. Boost performance for work and gaming, and enhance your privacy with a VPN.

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Malware

What Is a Rootkit and How to Remove It?

A rootkit is a stealthy and dangerous type of malware that lets hackers access your computer without your knowledge. Thankfully, even these nearly-invisible bits of software can be found and removed. Learn about the different types of rootkits, how ...

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Malware

What Is a Rootkit and How to Remove It?

A rootkit is a stealthy and dangerous type of malware that lets hackers access your computer without your knowledge. ...

VPN

How to Check If Your VPN Is Working

Is your new VPN leaking your data or giving an unreliable connection? We’ll show you how to perform a VPN test and check if your VPN is working properly to hide your IP address and protect your info. Then, find out why it’s important to protect ...

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VPN

How to Check If Your VPN Is Working

Is your new VPN leaking your data or giving an unreliable connection? We’ll show you how to perform a VPN test and check ...

Cleaning

How to Free Up Disk Space

Insufficient disk space can stop you from saving files, slow down your device, and prevent you from installing updates essential to your security. Here, we’ll show you how to find out what’s taking up space on your hard drive, how to free up disk ...

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Cleaning

How to Free Up Disk Space

Insufficient disk space can stop you from saving files, slow down your device, and prevent you from installing updates ...

Cleaning

How to Defrag Your Mac Hard Drive

The spinning wheel of death on your Mac is never a welcome sight. But can you defrag a Mac to fix performance issues? Not necessarily. Keep reading to learn why defragging a MacBook isn’t common practice, why it nevertheless can still make a ...

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Cleaning

How to Defrag Your Mac Hard Drive

The spinning wheel of death on your Mac is never a welcome sight. But can you defrag a Mac to fix performance issues? ...

Gaming

How to Increase FPS and Optimize Your Gaming PC

Console gaming has its advantages — turn it on and everything works perfectly. Gaming on PC isn’t as easy, since you also have to ...

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Gaming

How to Increase FPS and Optimize Your Gaming PC

Console gaming has its advantages — turn it on and everything works perfectly. Gaming on PC isn’t as easy, since you ...

Malware

How to Remove Spigot From Your Mac

Malware is lurking all over the web, looking to hitchhike its way into your computer. Spigot is a type of adware that’s particularly disruptive to macOS and Mac computers. Learn how to detect and remove Spigot manually, or get rid of Spigot ...

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Malware

How to Remove Spigot From Your Mac

Malware is lurking all over the web, looking to hitchhike its way into your computer. Spigot is a type of adware that’s ...

Malware

What Is Malvertising and How Do I Stop it?

Malvertising attacks use infected ads to spread malware or send you to malicious websites — often, you don’t even need to click on the ...

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Malware

What Is Malvertising and How Do I Stop it?

Malvertising attacks use infected ads to spread malware or send you to malicious websites — often, you don’t even need ...

VPN

Data Encryption: What Is It?

Data encryption is the act of encoding sensitive data and personal information to protect it against access by unauthorized parties — like cybercriminals. Here, we’ll explore what encryption is, how it works, and how it can protect you against ...

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VPN

Data Encryption: What Is It?

Data encryption is the act of encoding sensitive data and personal information to protect it against access by ...

Malware

What Is a Logic Bomb? How to Prevent Logic Bomb Attacks

Logic bombs are subtle, sophisticated cybersecurity attacks — but the damage can be explosive. This article will define logic bombs, ...

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Malware

What Is a Logic Bomb? How to Prevent Logic Bomb Attacks

Logic bombs are subtle, sophisticated cybersecurity attacks — but the damage can be explosive. This article will define ...

IP Address

Public vs. Private IP Addresses: What’s the Difference?

Public and private IP addresses are two crucial parts of your device’s identity that most people rarely think about. But with a huge ...

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IP Address

Public vs. Private IP Addresses: What’s the Difference?

Public and private IP addresses are two crucial parts of your device’s identity that most people rarely think about. But ...