7 Best Free Tune-Up Utilities for Windows

Have you noticed that your PC is taking longer to start up? Or maybe it’s just not performing as well when you start up resource-intensive programs. Either way, it might be time to optimize your PC – and that’s where tune-up utilities come in.  In this article, we’ll cover 7 of the best free PC …

How to Fix Blank Icons in Windows 10

Do you keep coming across blank icons in Windows 10? The issue could be limited to a handful of shortcuts on the desktop. Or, it may be widespread and affect other areas such as the Start menu and taskbar.  Considering how essential icons are in helping you distinguish between applications and file types, you must …

The 5 Best WinZip Alternatives in 2022

WinZip is the traditional method for extracting .zip files, as well as the brunt of many jokes. Despite its “timed” trial, WinZip works even after the trial expires. Even with its free functionality, there are many users who find WinZip cumbersome to use. There are a lot of free WinZip alternatives out there that function …

How to Fix “An Error Occurred Please Try Again Later” on YouTube

YouTube is immensely popular, with many of us watching a video at least once a day, so we’re bound to encounter some type of error eventually. The most common one is the “an error occurred, please try again later” error message.  Videos don’t play when this error pops up, but there are several ways to …

How to Recover Closed Tabs in Any Web Browser

The number of times I’ve closed my browser or shut off my computer, forgetting that I have dozens of open tabs borders on embarrassing. Sometimes it took hours of research to find all the tabs again.  Most browsers now sport features that allow you to recover closed tabs quickly. If you weren’t aware of this, …

4 Fixes When You Can’t Map a Network Drive in Windows 10

Mapping a network drive has many benefits, especially if you want to transfer files using a network faster. If you can’t map a network drive, Windows 10 has a simple solution we’ll cover in this post.  Creating a shortcut to another folder or drive shared on the network means you are mapping its location. Moreover, …

How to Fix the MBR (Master Boot Record) in Windows 10

The MBR (Master Boot Record) is a set of information in the very first sector of your bootable system hard drive. It tells the computer where it can find the operating system (or systems) and load it in the memory. If something goes wrong with the MBR, you may not be able to boot normally. …

What Is TrustedInstaller and Is It Safe?

While looking through Task Manager for unnecessary processes, you may have noticed a task called TrustedInstaller.exe. It can often show high CPU usage, slowing down your computer at times. You may have also encountered an error message when trying to delete some system files, attributing the ownership of those files to a user called TrustedInstaller. …