Microsoft threw its hat in the anti-virus arena in 2009 with Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE), a tool that runs on Windows XP, 7 and 8. The move received early praise, as it seemed strange that the company had gone so long without providing even the most basic anti-virus protection, and early tests showed MSE to […]
You think you’ve found the program you’re looking for, so you click the big, green “Download” button. You end up with something completely unrelated. You’ve fallen victim to one of the most annoying things on the web: ads that look like download buttons. Why do these exist, and how can you avoid them? Here’s a […]
There are people making millions from meddling with your computer. Every click and e-mail can bring you within reach of them. How do you protect yourself? By learning what techniques they use and what you can do about them. Here’s your guide to ransomware and the other threats that you might encounter. Ransomware Ransomware is […]
Surprisingly, some of the best browser extensions are the most simplest. This is the case with FlagFox and Flag for Chrome. Both extensions display the national flag of a website’s server location in the URL bar of their respective browser. This little flag can serve some interesting purposes, for example it can let you know which country a server is located in or help you identify a phishing website. Extensions are a key part of the browser experience. Let’s see which camp scores more points in this comparison!