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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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How to Increase Your Internet Speed Right Now

Sluggish download speeds, websites loading super slowly (or not at all), lagging online gameplay, videos that won’t stop buffering — ...

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Speed

How to Increase Your Internet Speed Right Now

Sluggish download speeds, websites loading super slowly (or not at all), lagging ...

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Best Duplicate File Finders & Remover Tools for Windows

Duplicate files pile up on your PC as you download, copy, or transfer files, clogging up your disk and slowing you down. When that ...

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Best Duplicate File Finders & Remover Tools for Windows

Duplicate files pile up on your PC as you download, copy, or transfer files, ...

Hardware

How to Check Specs on Windows PC

PC specifications determine which programs, processes, and games your machine can run. And they govern how smoothly and quickly your computer will perform, and how much storage space you have. That’s why it’s important to check your hardware and ...

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How to Check Specs on Windows PC

PC specifications determine which programs, processes, and games your machine can ...

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How to Stress Test Your PC’s CPU

Have you ever wanted to test what your computer can do? Stress testing the CPU is the safest way to discover the true limits of your computer’s capabilities. Keep reading to learn how to stress test your CPU and put your processor through its paces. ...

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How to Stress Test Your PC’s CPU

Have you ever wanted to test what your computer can do? Stress testing the CPU is ...

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How to Defrag Windows 10, Windows 8, and Windows 7 Hard Drives

If your computer’s been running slowly or behaving erratically, or if you’ve been using your machine constantly without giving it ...

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How to Defrag Windows 10, Windows 8, and Windows 7 Hard Drives

If your computer’s been running slowly or behaving erratically, or if you’ve been ...

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What Is svchost.exe and Is It Needed?

Svchost.exe is a service host process that helps Windows services run efficiently. But why are there so many svchost.exe files on your computer, do they slow down your PC, and are they dangerous? Find out how service host processes work, how to shut ...

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What Is svchost.exe and Is It Needed?

Svchost.exe is a service host process that helps Windows services run efficiently. ...

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Step-By-Step Guide to Password Protect a File or Folder in Windows

Your Windows login password isn’t going to last long against a skilled hacker. Go one step further and secure your files and folders ...

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Step-By-Step Guide to Password Protect a File or Folder in Windows

Your Windows login password isn’t going to last long against a skilled hacker. Go ...

Cleaning

Why Is Your Computer Overheating and How to Cool It Down

If your fans are spinning wildly, but your machine’s still hot, computer overheating may soon be the least of your worries. Along with ...

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Why Is Your Computer Overheating and How to Cool It Down

If your fans are spinning wildly, but your machine’s still hot, computer overheating ...

Hardware

How to Use CHKDSK to Repair & Fix Windows Hard Drives

A buggy PC can derail your entire week. Luckily, the built-in Windows CHKDSK (check disk) utility can find and repair bugs and errors ...

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Hardware

How to Use CHKDSK to Repair & Fix Windows Hard Drives

A buggy PC can derail your entire week. Luckily, the built-in Windows CHKDSK (check ...

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Windows Issues — How to Start Your PC in Safe Mode

Launching in Safe Mode may seem like a chore, but sometimes it’s necessary. Troubleshooting is easier when you restart your computer ...

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Windows Issues — How to Start Your PC in Safe Mode

Launching in Safe Mode may seem like a chore, but sometimes it’s necessary. ...