Linda Rosencrance is a freelance writer with more than a dozen years' experience covering IT. Her work has appeared on many sites, including Computerworld, TechNewsDaily, Tom's Guide, and more. She has also worked as an investigative journalist, and has written and published five true-crime books. She lives and works in Boston.
From remote-impersonation scams and sextortion to fake antivirus and tech support, here are the threats you need to be aware of.
CCleaner is a tremendously useful free application that can remove digital clutter and unwanted adware. Here's how to install and use it.
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware is a powerful, free tool that gets rid of adware and other unwanted programs. Here's how to install and use it.
Synthetic identity theft combines real and fake data to create a Frankenstein profile. Here's how it hurts you, and how to protect yourself.
The browser hijacker V9 may have snuck its way onto your computer and changed your Web settings. Here's how to remove it.
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RegClean Pro, a system optimizer, often appears as a potentially unwanted program and can damage a PC. Here's how to get rid of it.
The light and free AdwCleaner can quickly get rid of adware and other potentially unwanted programs. Here's how to install and use it.
Users of mobile banking apps have to protect themselves from cyberthieves. Here are eight tips to keep you safe while you bank on the fly.
Identity thieves are zeroing in on affluent people. If you're a wealthy individual, here's how to protect yourself and your money.
After April 8, Microsoft is yanking support for Windows XP. But what if you can't upgrade? Here's what to do.
The latest version of Android adds many useful security features, but it doesn't address the mobile platform's underlying problem.
Windows 8.1 added significant security enhancements, but how much difference will they make for the average end user?
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