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The Best Tools To Check For Software Updates

UpdateDuring the early days of Windows, the operating system was usually the direct target of most malware creators. Along the way, Microsoft has worked a lot on hardening the operating system by creating and delivering security patches to its users in as timely a manner they possibly could. Today, Windows is becoming more and more secure and therefore it forces malware creators to shift their focus on finding and using vulnerabilities for popular Windows applications. As such, it becomes very important to keep all your installed applications up-to-date if you want to have a secure computing experience. So, is there a single app that can automatically search for all the available updates? Our analysis aims to answer this question and show you which tools are good for this particular task.

Top 4 Annoying Practices Of Security Vendors

SecurityDo you remember the good ol' times when security vendors used to sell you exactly what you asked for? When you wanted to buy an antivirus or any kind of complete security solution, the vendor would sell you exactly that: an antivirus or a security suite. But times have changed and more and more companies don't do that anymore. Instead, they charge you for the product you buy, but they also make money off you by bundling all kinds of bloatware that you don't need or want. Unfortunately, this has become a common practice on the security market and fewer and fewer companies still do things the old way. Today, we're set to show you some of the most common annoying practices among security vendors:

How To Download And Install Internet Explorer 11 For Windows 7

Internet ExplorerInternet Explorer 11 is a milestone in Microsoft’s evolution towards a fast and modern web browser that found its force again thanks to improvements in security, performance, privacy and standards support. Windows 8.1 users know it very well as it is the built-in browser of this operating system, but in this tutorial we will talk about the version built for Windows 7. Internet Explorer 11 for Windows 7 is an important Windows update and its installation is recommended for all users. But before we can see what this browser has to offer, let us, first, see how you can download and install it on your Windows 7 computer.

6 Ways To Take Screenshots in Windows 8.1 & 10, Using Built-in Tools

snipping tool, screenshotSome of our readers asked us to talk about all the Windows tools you can use to take quick screenshots of your screen. We've done a bit of testing and experimentation and we've found six different ways for taking all kinds of screenshots, without using third-party programs. Here's how to take screenshots in Windows 8.1 and Windows 10:

The Complete Guide To Pinning Everything To The Windows 8.1 Start Screen

start screenHave you ever wondered what kind of items can you pin on your Start screen? Well, there's a lot of stuff you can pin that you probably didn't know about such as libraries, networks locations, websites, different apps and many others. If you didn't really liked the Start screen or you never saw its usefulness maybe after reading our guide you will. If you haven't figured it out yet, our purpose is to teach you how to pin different items to your Start screen in a short but comprehensive guide. Let's go:

How To Configure The Default Viewing Templates In Windows Explorer/File Explorer

File ExplorerIn our quest to help improve your experience with Windows Explorer in Windows 7 and File Explorer in Windows 8.1, we created this tutorial which should help end all your frustrations about how this application displays the contents of folders on your computer. We are going to show you how to change the default viewing templates so that they include only the details you need. Read on to learn how.

The Best Benchmark Apps For Android Smartphones And Tablets

BenchmarkHere, at 7 Tutorials, we always want to test more and more devices each day. Recently, we asked ourselves… why wouldn't we also get into the Android business? So we did, but the first thing we had to do before being able to measure the performance of many Android devices, was to find which are the best and most reliable benchmark apps available for this platform. After some research and lots of testing, we've come up with a list that we think is pretty complete. Read on to find which are the best Android benchmark apps.

How To Get Rid Of Black Bars In Movie Maker

Movie MakerEver notice those annoying black bars on the sides or along the top and bottom of a video? Oftentimes, the culprit is an incorrectly set aspect ratio. In Movie Maker, it's easy to mistakenly save a movie in the wrong aspect ratio, thus creating these black bars in your final product. This tutorial will explain why these black bars appear and how you can get rid of them in Movie Maker for Windows.

What Are Internet Explorer Add-ons And What Do They Do?

Internet ExplorerIf there's one thing that is likely to confuse you about Internet Explorer, it is add-ons and the different types available. This is the only browser that currently has four types of add-ons, some even with sub-types. Therefore, we decided to help clear the mystery and explain each type and sub-type of add-ons in detail so that you can understand what they do and how you can use them.

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