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Tag: microsoft security essentials

Downloading and installing Microsoft’s free antivirus program

Most people hate their antivirus program for many reasons. Once you buy an antivirus program, for example, you’re stuck paying an annual fee. If you ever stop, the program stops working. And when most antivirus programs do their job, they often slow down your PC by overloading it with an overblown security “suite,” which duplicates […]

Returning to happier times with System Restore

Ever dragged yourself into bed after a particularly disastrous day, wishing you could wake up the next morning and find everything back to normal? Although things usually remain the same when we wake up, that doesn’t have to be the case with Windows and its built-in System Restore feature. System Restore (built into Windows Me, […]