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Remove Advertising Without Ad Blocking Addons

Posted on April 3, 2017 at 9:10 AM

Never again be told by websites to turn off your ad blockers. You don't actually need to use ad blocking addons.

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I've been continuously online, every day for more than 17 years. My computers have never once been infected by a virus nor worm. I tried to warn the security community back in 2006 about the dangers of malware via advertising but they wouldn't listen. Now, more than 10 years later, they are getting the message. The best...

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MyLockbox is NOT Locked

Posted on March 10, 2015 at 11:10 PM

Hello readers. I have been unable to change nor delete my references to My Lockbox in my other articles so this post will have to do. I discovered by accident while using a file recovery utility that My Lockbox merely pretends to hide itself and the files. It does NOT encrypt them either. I was easily able to read/view, copy and save my files to other locations. At the moment I'm checking out Safe...

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New WSC Volume 1: Addons Means AdsOff

Posted on March 19, 2014 at 3:25 PM

I've been continuously online from 2000 up to present, using Windows computers. Over the years, I used a number of different antivirus and antispyware programs. In all that time I never had a virus nor a worm, nor any warnings of them. I have antivirus, antispyware and antitrojan applications that are free to individual home use.

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So, just what am I doing, or not doing that has prevented me from encountering any form of v...

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Windows Security Checklist - Part 8: IM Insecure

Posted on July 8, 2011 at 4:02 PM

by Larry Stevenson, aka Prince_Serendip, (former) CastleCops Staff Writer

Revised and republished: June 8, 2011

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This article was first published on January 16, 2005. It's been six years, and not that much has changed in the instant messaging game. It's still insecure, and many of the tips and techniques provided then are just as useful now.

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IM Insecure

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Windows Security Checklist - Part 7: HOSTS: Blocking Unwanted Web Sites, Malware and Ads

Posted on December 24, 2010 at 6:27 AM

by Larry Stevenson, aka Prince_Serendip

First published at CastleCops: January 9, 2005

Revised and Updated: December 24, 2010

(Preamble skipped. You can read it below in previous articles.)


HOSTS: What It Does


To remove and block w...

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Windows Security Checklist - Part 6: Invisible Internet Browsing or Talk to the Proxy

Posted on June 20, 2010 at 6:37 PM

by Larry Stevenson, aka Prince_Serendip

First published at CastleCops: January 2, 2005

Revised and Updated: June 20, 2010


No one application nor technique can protect you at 100%, but you can still get pretty close to that. When these guidelines are followed by Windows users, it can bring their chances of being infected by malware almost to zero. Now we begin ou...

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Windows Security Checklist, Part 5: Are Cookies Really GUID for You?

Posted on May 29, 2010 at 1:29 PM

by Larry Stevenson, aka Prince_Serendip

First published at CastleCops: December 26, 2004

Revised and updated: May 29, 2010


No one application nor technique can protect you at 100%, but you can still get pretty close to that. When these guidelines are followed by Windows users, it can bring their chances of being infected by malware almost to zero. Now we begin our next installment of...

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Windows Security Checklist - Part 4: Securing Your Network Configuration or Home LAN Security

Posted on May 23, 2010 at 12:10 PM

First Published by Larry Stevenson, aka Prince_Serendip, CastleCops Staff Writer: December 19, 2004

Revised and updated: May 23, 2010


No one application nor technique can protect you at 100%, but you can still get pretty close to that. When these guidelines are followed by Windows users, it can bring their chance...

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Windows Security Checklist Part 3: Safe at Any Speed Online

Posted on April 25, 2010 at 3:11 PM

First published at CastleCops by Larry Stevenson, aka Prince_Serendip, CastleCops Staff Writer, December 12, 2004.


Edited, updated, and republished: April 25, 2010.


This article was originally written for Internet Explorer 6, but most of the information is still current and useful. Updates have been added for IE 7 & 8, Vista and Windows 7.

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Error Message: Display Driver nvlddmkm stopped responding and has recovered

Posted on February 7, 2010 at 5:46 AM

First the display hangs or freezes for a few seconds, then the entire display shuts down. Not a black screen, but one without any power running to it. The display then powers up and the above error message appears as a balloon down by the System Tray (lower-right corner). Running Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit (OEM) on a Toshiba Qosmio laptop (15 months old).


I started getting these problems back at the beginning of January, 2010 while...

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