Windows 7 Updates Searching For Updates Forever

Windows 7 Updates Searching For Updates Forever

It seems that all fresh installs of Microsoft Windows 7 fail to successfully update using the built-in Windows Update. Some manual intervention is needed. The issues are not always the same and this fix won’t work for all such issues, but I have had success with...
Avoid Socially Engineered Infections

Avoid Socially Engineered Infections

These days computer users have to think suspiciously to avoid infecting their computers. Especially if you use Social Media sites like Facebook. Even if you take precautions on Facebook by only “Friending” people you know personally anyone of your friends...
Reset Local Account Password in Windows 8(.1)

Reset Local Account Password in Windows 8(.1)

A long used tool for recovering client computers when they lose their passwords has been the ntpassword tool. Windows 8, including 8.1, causes a problem with the use of this tool. There is a fast boot setting that causes the partition not to mount in a Linux...
Browser Zoom Shortcuts

Browser Zoom Shortcuts

Have you ever been using the Internet and all of a sudden everything got minuscule or huge? Every page you go to is the same – either too small or too large. How did that happen? Even more importantly, how can you fix it? Most of the time a user on the computer...
I Do not recommend AVG Free.

I Do not recommend AVG Free.

Originally posted on PCMag.com (http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2424175,00.asp#comment-1633904157) I have been using AVG Free for home computers for more than a decade. Reasonably good anti-virus, but as with all the others in this lot, save for MalwareBytes, not...