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CCleaner Reaches Godly Status After 1 Billionth Download

CCleaner Reaches Godly Status After 1 Billionth Download

Many PC users – even inexperienced ones – have heard about CCleaner. CCleaner is a popular computer cleaning application that wipes out temporary internet data, application information, and other unnecessary stuff in order to create a faster, cleaner, healthier computer. CCleaner works by silently wiping out the data we don’t need. A typical session can delete anywhere from 5GB to 15GB of

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The Story About a Trojan Virus That Stole $46.5 Million in a Heist of Epic Proportions

The Story About a Trojan Virus That Stole $46.5 Million in a Heist of Epic Proportions

Your computer has probably been infected with a virus before. You may have noticed a few annoying pop-up advertisements appear on your screen. Or, your computer may have simply started to slow down. But those problems pale in comparison to the recent case of a Eurograbber Trojan virus that stole 36 million Euros (about $46.5 million) from the bank accounts of thousands of Europeans. How it wor

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How to Access the Internet When Offline

How to Access the Internet When Offline

The title of this article might seem like a paradox. How could you possibly access the internet when offline? Well, instead of just taking pictures of your favorite websites or copying and pasting all of the text on-page into a Word Document, a new program called PageNest allows you to quickly and easily save your favorite webpages and access them offline. How to use PageNest to save webpages Fi

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3 Features You Might Actually Like About Internet Explorer 10

Microsoft has spent over $1 billion advertising Windows 8 and its associated programs – like Internet Explorer 10. But should you pay attention to all of this hoopla? Or should you ignore it like you’ve ignored previous versions of Internet Explorer? Well, as much as people hate to admit, Internet Explorer 10 is actually pretty good. And if that detailed and ringing endorsement doesn’t co

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Which Computer Monitor Is Best for You: Plasma, LCD, or LED?

Which Computer Monitor Is Best for You: Plasma, LCD, or LED?

If you’re like many computer users, then you’ve been forced to make a big decision about monitors at some point in your life. That decision involves whether you should choose a Plasma, LCD, or LED screen. You make this choice when shopping for an HDTV too, and learning the differences from a Best Buy salesperson isn’t always the best way to proceed. Today, we’re going to explain the

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Should You Buy Dell’s New Ubuntu-based PC?

Should You Buy Dell’s New Ubuntu-based PC?

If you’re shopping for a new laptop, then you’re probably trying to wade through pages upon pages of reviews, pricing information, features, and other data. During your research, you may have come across Dell’s Ubuntu-based XPS 13. Although Dell does make a Windows 8 version of the XPS 13, it’s also released A “Developer Edition” that costs slightly less. The Developer Edition featu

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5 Things We Still Don’t Know About Microsoft Surface Pro

5 Things We Still Don’t Know About Microsoft Surface Pro

Microsoft finally announced its Microsoft Surface Pro last week. But for whatever reason, Microsoft chose not to release some key details about its flagship Windows 8 tablet. So far, we know that the Microsoft Surface Pro will cost $900 for the 64GB version and $1000 for the 128GB version. It will also include an Ivy Bridge i5 CPU and include 4GB of RAM, full HD resolution, Windows 8 Pro, as well

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Want to Protect Your Computer From Phishing Attacks? Use Internet Explorer 10 or Chrome

Want to Protect Your Computer From Phishing Attacks? Use Internet Explorer 10 or Chrome

Phishing attacks are bad. Everybody can agree on that (except the hackers who make a living from phishing). But if you want to protect yourself from being exploited, antivirus software generally can’t help. Only a few of today’s antivirus programs offer phishing protection. And even these programs can be frighteningly lax in terms of detecting and warning users about phishing attacks. So

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