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4 Ways To Factory Reset Your Windows Computer: Sometimes a computer needs to be restored to factory conditions, whether it's a virus or some other reason. Just remember restoring a computer to factory conditions means that all your programs, documents, windows updates, etc. will disappear. Back up anything that's important to you before restoring a computer.
How to Harden Your Browser Against Malware and Privacy Concerns: This article is meant to help you to harden your browser against all types of problems.
Controversial Advertising Program Now Being Embedded in More Software: OpenCandy (OC) is a relatively new advertising product that more and more software developers are bundling with their programs. It can now be found in the installers of dozens of popular programs. While you are installing one product you get an invitation to install others.