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How do I go back to Internet Explorer 8 from IE9?

Q: I recently upgraded to Internet Explorer 9. My bank’s website doesn’t work very well with Internet Explorer 9. How do I uninstall Internet Explorer 9 and go back to Internet Explorer 8? A: Microsoft began offering Internet Explorer 9 on March 14, 2011. Like any new piece of software, some people love it and […]

Preserving your privacy in Windows

Q: I sometimes visit sites that I don’t want others to know about. How can I hide these from other people who may visit my computer? A: The more you work with your computer, the more your computer knows about you. In fact, Windows probably knows a lot more things about you than you suspect. […]

Turning off the popup: Do you want to view only the webpage content that was delivered securely?

Q: On Internet Explorer, I keep seeing the security warning “Do you want to view only the webpage content that was delivered securely?” This happens when I’m on sites I visit daily. And it drives me crazy, because it appears on every page of the site. How do I eliminate it? A: Many webpages are […]

How does my neighbor know my favorite Walmart store?

Q: While on Walmart’s website, I recently picked the closest store location. I share my neighbor’s wireless Internet signal. And now my neighbor sees the same Walmart store that I picked. When I change the closest Walmart on my computer, it changes on his computer; when he changes the closest Walmart on his computer, it’s […]

My Firefox toolbars all disappeared!

Q: I attempted to eliminate an unwanted Yahoo toolbar on my Firefox browser. Now, I’ve lost my browser bar, menu bar, and the standard buttons toolbar. I can’t do anything with Firefox. I tried System Restore. I also tried to drag the screen down, but nothing will move. How do I put the normal toolbars […]