Beware of apps bundled with Windows 10

Beware of apps bundled with Windows 10

While you might think that getting free software with your new Windows 10-powered device sounds like a good idea, it’s not. Beyond taking up storage space and diverting processing power, pre-installed software such as trial versions of video games, antivirus programs, and web browser toolbars — collectively called “bloatware” — can make your device vulnerable […]

Get rid of these 5 types of PC clutter

Get rid of these 5 types of PC clutter

Is your PC running slowly? It could be because of all the digital clutter it has to deal with. Clutter can impede your computer’s performance and eat away at its memory. To have your computer performing at top speed again, you need to get rid of these five types of clutter. Here’s how to do […]

Setting up your new laptop with Windows 10

Setting up your new laptop with Windows 10

Got a new laptop? Windows 10 includes some wonderful features along with a revamped interface for Microsoft’s operating system. No matter how experienced you are with Windows, you still may need help getting used to this, so let’s get you started. #1 Check for updates Your new laptop should check for updates automatically, but you […]

5 things to do to your new laptop

5 things to do to your new laptop

Laptops may not be the most powerful computers, but the benefits they provide are undisputable. For one thing, they deliver a similar user experience to your huge desktop PC, but much more conveniently and affordably. But before you reap their many benefits, learn five precautionary steps you should take before using them. 1. Update your […]

Beware Of Apps Bundled With Your Windows 10

Beware Of Apps Bundled With Your Windows 10

Bloatware is generally considered harmless, but what about when these unnecessary apps turn into a security risk? A recent report shows that a pre-installed app in some versions of Windows 10 had an alarming plugin flaw: Tavis Ormandy, a researcher from Google’s Project Zero, recently discovered that a compromised password management app, Keeper, had been […]

Here come crapware-free PCs

Here come crapware-free PCs

A newly bought PC with a heap of unwanted pre-installed trialware is a nightmare for us all. Once it’s on your computer, it will either keep urging you to upgrade to a more expensive version or bombarding you with loads of ads, some of which could compromise security. But thanks to Microsoft Signature Edition PCs, […]

Windows puts bloatware in the crosshairs

Windows puts bloatware in the crosshairs

It started out being called ‘bloatware’ but as consumer’s patience wore thin it was eventually replaced with the title ‘crapware’. In short, it’s the software that manufacturers load onto new hardware before purchases in an attempt to drive customers to new products. And in most cases it’s totally superfluous and burdensome to your system. Since […]