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Whether you need to secure your operating system from digital threats, boost your PC’s software and hardware performance, or get rid of invasive online tracking, we’ve got you covered.

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What Is a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) Attack and How Does It Work?

Like an unexpected buildup of traffic on the highway that slows cars to a crawl, a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack sends ...

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Other Threats

What Is a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) Attack and How Does It Work?

Like an unexpected buildup of traffic on the highway that slows cars to a crawl, a distributed ...

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What Are Keyloggers and How Do They Work?

Usernames, passwords, bank account numbers, private messages: keyloggers capture all your keystrokes. Keep reading to learn what keyloggers are, how they work, and how to prevent them from spying on and capturing your personal data. Then, get a ...

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What Are Keyloggers and How Do They Work?

Usernames, passwords, bank account numbers, private messages: keyloggers capture all your ...

Cleaning

How to Permanently and Securely Delete Files on Windows 10

Want to be sure the files you’ve deleted on your computer are gone permanently? In this article, we’ll show you how to delete files on ...

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Cleaning

How to Permanently and Securely Delete Files on Windows 10

Want to be sure the files you’ve deleted on your computer are gone permanently? In this ...

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What Is a Botnet?

A botnet is a network of infected computers that can be controlled remotely and forced to send spam, spread malware, or stage DDoS attacks — without the consent of the device owners. Learn how botnets work and how to protect your computer against ...

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What Is a Botnet?

A botnet is a network of infected computers that can be controlled remotely and forced to send ...

Cleaning

What Is Superfetch and How Can You Disable It?

Service Host Superfetch, or Superfetch for short, is a Windows feature designed to speed up your computer, but sometimes it can ...

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Cleaning

What Is Superfetch and How Can You Disable It?

Service Host Superfetch, or Superfetch for short, is a Windows feature designed to speed up ...

Hardware

How to Check if Your Hard Drive Is Failing

Hard drive failure can have catastrophic consequences, but monitoring your hard drive’s health can help you avoid critical data loss. ...

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Hardware

How to Check if Your Hard Drive Is Failing

Hard drive failure can have catastrophic consequences, but monitoring your hard drive’s health ...

Cleaning

The Best PC Cleaner Software for Windows

Is your PC getting sluggish? Cleaning and maintenance software can optimize the performance of PCs, old and new alike. Get your computer back up and running at full speed with a top-rated PC cleaner, then prepare to enjoy performance like never ...

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Cleaning

The Best PC Cleaner Software for Windows

Is your PC getting sluggish? Cleaning and maintenance software can optimize the performance of ...

Cleaning

Fix 100% Disk Usage in Windows 10 Task Manager

Is Windows 10 impossibly slow? Is your Task Manager reporting 100% disk usage? Then your hard drive is likely running at full ...

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Fix 100% Disk Usage in Windows 10 Task Manager

Is Windows 10 impossibly slow? Is your Task Manager reporting 100% disk usage? Then your hard ...

Browser

How to Block and Allow Pop-Ups in Edge and Explorer

On Windows 10, pop-ups — especially intrusive pop-up ads — can run rampant. Thankfully, it’s easy to block them and stay ...

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How to Block and Allow Pop-Ups in Edge and Explorer

On Windows 10, pop-ups — especially intrusive pop-up ads — can run rampant. Thankfully, it’s ...

Browser

How to Remove Extensions From Chrome

Extensions are small pieces of software used to customize your web browser. But too many extensions clog up your browser and cause poor performance. Learn how to uninstall Chrome extensions right here. Or, switch to Avast Secure Browser to use the ...

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How to Remove Extensions From Chrome

Extensions are small pieces of software used to customize your web browser. But too many ...