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View Every USB Device That Plugged Into Your PC

One of the most popular and convenient ways to transfer or backup your files and folders, Is to do It locally via a given USB device, such as an external hard disk or USB Stick. If you're sharing your PC with multiple users, this also means that they can do the same, by plugging In their very own device Into your computer. If you want to monitor such activity on your PC, In this tutorial, I will show you how to view every USB device that was plugged Into your system.

Force Programs To Always Start In Sandboxie

Even though you may take every precautionary measure during your online travels, Inclusive of downloading applications only from trusted sources, there's no guarantee that your computer will not be Infected with a virus. To help ensure It remains malicious-free, It's good practice to always run applications In a controlled environment. As such, In this tutorial, I will show you how to force programs to always start In Sandboxie.

View Detailed History Of Every Browser On A PC

When navigating online using any of the major web browsers such as Google Chrome and Firefox, by default, the recently visited web pages are stored In the browsing history of the respective browser. If you want to view every web page that a given user has visited on your computer, you'd have to open every browser and sift through It's history. As such, In this tutorial, I will show you how to view detailed history of every browser on a PC.

Clean Your Hard Disk Using A Powerful Utility

The fact Is, the more activity that you perform on your computer such as downloading and Installing apps, copy & paste operations etc, the more traces It leaves behind- some of which may contain sensitive data waiting to be accessed by unauthorized users. It's of the utmost Importance to remove Identifiable details and the like from your PC, hence In this tutorial, I will show you how to clean your hard disk using a very powerful third-party utility.

How To Create A Secure Random Password

The security of your online account, Is only as good as the password that's used to protect It. If It's based on commonly used, easy to guess or contains some sort of personal entries such as part of your full name and date of birth, It's like leaving the key under the mat In your own home- an open Invitation for anyone to gain access. As such, In this tutorial, I will show you how to create a secure random password.

How To Create a Recent Items Desktop Shortcut

Whether It's a document you've opened, a few Images that you've viewed or watching videos here and there, Windows automatically stores files In a few directories on your computer's hard disk, and displays them as Recent Items. Whilst they can be Instantly viewed In the Start menu & Taskbar, not everything Is accessible In the one location. As such, I will show you how to create a recent Items desktop shortcut that will contain the lot.

How To Check Faulty Drivers In Windows 10

For hardware devices to function properly, they must have device drivers Installed, thus allow them to perform at their optimal state. It's all well and good when they're running without error, but they do tend to fail at the best of times, which can cause system Instability and/or loss of functionality. It can be a difficult task pinpointing the problematic driver(s), so In this tutorial, I will show you how to check faulty drivers, without the aid of third-party tools.

How To Set A Master Password In Firefox

During your travels on the Internet by logging Into various websites, the built-In Password Manager In Firefox, will prompt to save your user credentials so the next time you visit, there's no need to physically enter them- the Password Manager does It for you. Did you know that anyone with physical access to your PC, can view your login details? As such, In this tutorial, I will show you how to set a Master Password In Firefox, thus prevent unauthorized access.

Securely Prevent Changes To Your NTFS USB Sticks

Given the nature of USB Sticks, namely their portability and ease of use, It's a commonality for users to copy & paste their sensitive files from multiple PCs. As such, there's nothing stopping someone with physical access to the device, from making unauthorized changes to It's contents. It's crucial to keep files In their original state, hence In this tutorial, I will show you how to securely prevent changes to your NTFS USB Sticks.

Add 'Lock Drive' To The Right Click Of BitLocker

One of the most secure ways to protect your sensitive data that's stored on your hard disk from unauthorized access, Is to password-protect the disk with encryption. This can easily be done using the Windows native utility named BitLocker Drive Encryption. It's very Important to lock a fixed or removable drive when not In use, hence In this tutorial, I will show you how to add 'Lock Drive' to the right-click context menu of a BitLocker encrypted drive.

Hide Programs From Control Panel Uninstall List

One of the first things you do after purchasing your new computer, Is download and Install your favorite programs and applications. As time goes by, you'll find that the list will Inevitably grow as new versions become available. As such, It's crucial to keep your programs Intact and prevent other users who're sharing your PC from uninstalling them, hence In this tutorial, I will show you how to hide programs from the Control Panel uninstall list.

How To Prevent Keylogging By Using Ghostpress

The moment you establish an Internet connection, your computer becomes vulnerable to an array of threats that're circulating online. One of the most common forms of Infections, Is called a keylogger. As It's name Implies, It logs every keystroke you type, and then sends the Information to the attacker via (for example) FTP or email transmission. As such, In this tutorial, I will show you how to prevent keylogging using a tool named Ghostpress.

How To Locate & Secure Delete Duplicate Files

The more activity you perform on your computer, such as copy & paste operations from one directory to another, the more cluttered your hard disk will become. It's somewhat Inevitable that duplicate files are part of this equation and over time, this can lead to a significant amount of storage space being unnecessarily consumed. Trying to find such files can be a difficult task, hence In this tutorial, I will show you how to locate and securely delete duplicate files.

Add Advanced Restart Options To The Right Click

When restarting your computer within the Windows environment via the Start menu, you do not have a choice to select different ways to reboot. By default, depending on the Windows 10 version you're running, It will either close all apps, or re-open them automatically when rebooting your PC. Wouldn't It be nice If you had a selection via the right-click of the mouse? Well, In this tutorial, I will show you how to add advanced restart options to the right-click context menu.

How To Check If A Process Is Running As Admin

Depending what tasks you're doing at the time, In order to perform certain functions, some programs and applications are required to run with full administrator privileges. It's easy enough to determine this when you happen to execute an application there and then with admin rights, but the same cannot be said when they're already running In the background as a process. In this tutorial, I will show you how to check If a process Is running as administrator.

Remove Normal & Hidden Apps In Windows 10

As opposed to previous operating systems, one of the good things that Windows 10 comes packaged with, Is the array of built-In apps that allows users to perform a variety of tasks based on their usability. Having said that, you'll find that some apps are completely useless to you, and the option to uninstall them natively, Is not possible. As such, In this tutorial, I will show you how to remove both normal & hidden apps In Windows 10.

Login To Windows 10 Using Only A USB Stick

It doesn't matter what type of computing tasks you perform, there will be some element of sensitive Information that you'd need to protect. Be It logging Into your email account every now and then, or your personal photos stored on the hard disk, It's Imperative to prevent anyone from gaining unauthorized access. As such, In this tutorial, I will show you how to login to Windows 10 by only using a USB Stick.

How To Crack The Master Password In Firefox

If you've created an online account via Firefox and logged In thereafter, the browser will prompt to save your user credentials Into It's built-In Password Manager. When you've allowed this, there's no need to enter your username & password with subsequent logins, the Password Manager does It for you. Setting a Master Password, prevents other users from viewing your login details but If you've forgotten It, In this tutorial, I will show you how to crack a Firefox Master Password.

Quickly Retrieve All Passwords Stored In Firefox

When navigating to your favorite websites with the Intention to login with a username & password, rather than having to physically enter the credentials each and every time, web browsers have what's called a Password Manager that saves the details and automates the login. Whatever the reason might be, If you want to Immediately grab every detail, In this tutorial, I will show you how to quickly retrieve all passwords (and usernames) stored In Firefox.

How To Quickly Backup The Windows Product Key

In order to activate your operating system, you need what's called a Product Key, also known as an Activation or License Key. Whilst this Is an automated process when performed via the OEM recovery partition, the same cannot be said If you have an OS Installed that's obtained from a third-party source. As such, In this tutorial I will show you how to quickly backup your Product Key, thereby you can use It when performing a clean Installation of Windows.

How To Create AutoPlay Shortcut On The Desktop

The AutoPlay feature that's native to the Windows platform, allows you to set default actions when you Insert media such as USB Drives, Memory Cards, CD/DVDs and so forth. It also allows you to select what to do when executing certain types of media, such as Pictures, Music and Videos. Wouldn't It be nice to have these options readily available via a double-click of the mouse? In this tutorial, I will show you how to create an AutoPlay shortcut on the desktop.

Virus Scan URLs Using The Command Prompt

The Internet Is packed with billions of websites, all different (to some degree) In the content they contain, and whether they are In fact legit with who they claim to be. Many sites seem harmless, but unbeknownst to users, contain malware that can Infect anyone who visits and clicks on a given link. Wouldn't It be nice If you can scan a website of your choice, prior to navigating to It? In this tutorial, I will show you how to scan URLs for viruses, by using the Command Prompt.

Test Your PC With A Ransomware Simulator

Having a good paid antivirus software or security suite, Is an Integral part of keeping your computer safe from Infections such as malware, trojans, viruses and the like. However, a more sinister form of Intrusion that most antivirus software fail to detect, Is named Ransomware. It's of the utmost Importance to Identify whether your computer Is susceptible to this type of attack, so In this tutorial, I will show you how to test your PC by using a Ransomware simulator.

Check Which Version A Product Key Belongs To

A Windows Product Key, also referred to as an Activation or Licence Key, Is 25 characters In length that's used to activate the operating system, either during the Installation process or via the Windows environment. Each key Is suited to It's respective edition & version, hence If you have a bunch of keys stored In a text file and forgotten what OS they're relative to, In this tutorial, I will show you how to check which version (and edition) a Product Key belongs to.

How To Block Websites Without Using Software

There are countless methods to block websites that you don't want users to access whilst utilizing your computer, with some (software) being quite effective, and others failing to serve their purpose at the best of times. There Is however, a very effective way to block any site you want natively within Windows, and dedicated to the PC on which It's applied to. In this tutorial, I will show you how to do It without the aid of third-party software.