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Disable and Remove Ask Toolbar IE

Disable and Remove Ask Toolbar IE

In this video I demonstrate how to remove Ask Toolbar in IE (Internet Explorer). This method is for users that don’t have the option to remove the Ask Toolbar from the Control Panel. … Read entire article »

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Computers for the Whole Family

Computers for the Whole Family

Choosing family computers can present a challenge to those who do not know what to look for. Before committing to a specific brand and design, know what each person in your family expects out of their machine and do some preliminary research to accommodate their needs. Does your son like to play a lot of video games? If so, make sure … Read entire article »

Download Comodo Firewall | Install Comodo Firewall

How to Install the Free Version of Comodo Firewall Comodo firewall is a piece of software that runs on your computer to prevent malicious internet or network traffic that may do damage.  There are times when programs on other computers need to talk with your personal computer.  A firewall helps control what has access and what should be blocked. A firewall is the first line of defense to prevent unauthorized access to your computer.  Antivirus software is also used to detect files that may do damage to the computer that came in through an authorized path, such as when downloading a game from the Internet. Firewall software is often bundled with antivirus software, but firewalls can also be … Read entire article »

How to change the Firefox home page

How to change the Firefox home page

Want to change the Firefox home page? Has a recent spyware attack changed the Firefox home page? Not to worry, I can help you change it back. Just follow these simple steps or watch the video tutorial below. Open Firefox Click Tools Click Options Click the General Tab Change the text in the “Home Page” field to your desired home page. Example: http://www.google.com Click OK and you … Read entire article »

How to change your home page in Internet Explorer

How to change your home page in Internet Explorer

From time to time an application you’ve installed changes your homepage without you knowing it. I’ve created a short video tutorial demonstrating how to change it back. You can also follow these simple instructions. Click the “Start Button” Open “Internet Explorer“ Click “Tools” Click “Internet Options” Click the “General” tab Clear the home page text field and enter your preferred home page. EXAMPLE: http://www.google.com // // // … Read entire article »

Antivirus subscription expired, what do I do???

Antivirus subscription expired, what do I do???

Has your antivirus subscription expired? With antivirus vendors such as Symantec, McAfee or AVG you have a paid annual subscription.  Often with a new PC the antivirus subscription is free for 90 days.  Has your antivirus subscription expired? Your PC may be unprotected!  It’s nearly the same as having no antivirus at all. Should I pay for another antivirus subscription and be … Read entire article »

Finishing up the Toolbar Removal Videos

It took me a little bit, but i finally finished up the last video for removing Toolbars from Internet Explorer.  Its unfortunate the toolbars in Internet Explorer and other browsers became the place for companies to bush their brand to the point that it is always in your face.  As I’ve mentioned in the other blog posts these toolbars often wind up dragging down your browser experience to the point where you simply cannot use it.  As such, I’m a big proponent for getting rid of all toolbars.  The only toolbar I would consider keeping is the Google Toolbar; however, even there it is not as useful as it once was.  To make it easy … Read entire article »

Removing the Yahoo Toolbar from Internet Explorer

The Yahoo Toolbar while somewhat useful it does slow down internet explorer like the other toolbars.  The Yahoo Toolbar comes with a nasty side effect in that it is often installed with other Yahoo applications such as Yahoo Messenger.  Even if you go and disable the toolbar it will re-enable itself automatically.  I find this an extremely annoying tactic to keep the toolbar enabled and running in your browser. // // // ]]> In addition the toolbar also installs another program which runs in the background to check for updates.  In the end I highly recommend removing the toolbar and the accompanying applications.  In the video below, I will show the process of removing the toolbar from … Read entire article »

Removing the MyWebSearch Toolbar from Internet Explorer

Next up is the to show you how to remove the MyWebSearch Toolbar from Internet Explorer.  Now, the MyWebSearch toolbar is without a doubt junk!  Most often when I find a computer where the user’s web browser has issues it almost always means MyWebSearch is installed.  The company who produces MyWebSearch claims that their toolbar is not malware or spyware.  That may or may not be true, but the toolbar is usually installed without the users approval.  What I mean by this is that when you are intentionally installing some other application, a free game for instance, you find out that without your knowledge you now have the toolbar. // // // ]]>The toolbar itself does … Read entire article »

Removing the Bing Toolbar from Internet Explorer

The next video in my series explaining how to remove the Toolbars from Internet Explorer is for the Bing Toolbar.  The video below provides a simple walk through on cleaning removing the Bing Toolbar from IE.  While the Bing Toolbar is not malicious, it does take up resources, but does eat up screen real estate.  For those reasons, I do recommend going ahead and removing the Bing Toolbar.  The process is fairly simple to remove it by simply Uninstalling it under Programs and Features in the Control Panel.  The following video provides a brief walk through if you are not sure how to remove it. … Read entire article »