Security

Everything You Need to Know About Rootkits and How to Protect Yourself

Hidden deep in the OS, rootkits let hackers control your device without your consent. Learn how to root out the rootkits with AVG's anti-malware tools here.

How to Get Rid of a Virus & Other Malware on Your Computer

Is your PC, Mac, or laptop infected with a computer virus? Follow these steps to detect and get rid of viruses & malware like Trojans, spyware, and adware.

What is Smishing and How to Avoid it

A simple explanation of sms phishing (smishing) and how it might occur on your mobile phone. Find out some simple tips to guard yourself against it.

5 Common Security & Privacy Misconceptions Busted

We’re debunking the 5 most common misconceptions about the devices you use everyday. From Macs and viruses to how incognito mode really works.

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Performance

How to Clear Your Search and Browser History

Everything you need to clear your search and browsing history everywhere, including your computer, phone, Chrome, Firefox, and more.

How to Clear Browser Cookies Completely

Browser cookies can track you and your computer online. Learn how to delete them and stop snoops on Chrome, Safari, Firefox, and other popular browsers.

How to Physically Clean Your Computer

Get rid of germs and gunk! You touch your computer all the time, so learn how to clean and disinfect your laptop or desktop, inside and out.

Bloatware: What it is and How to Get Rid of it

Bloatware is unneeded software included on a device by the manufacturer. Learn how to remove bloatware from your PC with our quick guide.

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