In many cases, it is difficult to tell if your computer is infected with a virus. Computer viruses can look like harmless and useful programs, but actually contain code that can destroy data or install adware or spyware on your computer. Trojan viruses can be embedded in email attachments, programs that have been downloaded, or even through operating system vulnerabilities on your computer.…
Many users of Windows Vista and Windows 7 are familiar with the User Access Control (UAC) feature. You know… that annoying popup that asks for your permission before completing nearly any task that involves modifying system files or installing software.
So many users find it so repetitive and annoying in fact, that there are help articles all across the web detailing how to disable the UAC feature on any Windows system. Even here at the Free Computer Maintenance blog, for its performance benefits.
Well, as it turns out, that feature is there for very good reason, and should be left …
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, Windows 7
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