Updated Dec 9, 2010 4:57 PM EST
Starting now and for the rest of the month, we're going to take the occasional look back at some of our favorite posts of 2010. First up: security.
I know it's not the most exciting subject, but it's definitely one of the most important. This batch of tips and advice should help you keep your system -- and your data -- safe and sound.
Microsoft's free Security Essentials, coupled with common sense and the security tools built into Windows (Vista and 7), should be enough to keep most systems malware-free.
They're everywhere these days, but they're also a huge security risk because you can't determine where they'll take you until you click them. Find out how to peek behind the shortened-link curtain.
Way too many users fall for these realistic-looking warnings. One wrong click and you'll open the malware floodgates. Here's how to spot the fakes -- and rid your system of them.
Every time you click a link in a spam e-mail, you're letting the hackers win. And half of all users do it! Learn why it's so important to think before you click.
Armed with a simple, inexpensive flash drive and a free anti-malware tool, you can clean up even the most heavily infested system. Here's how.
Did we run a particularly good security post that didn't make the list? Hit the comments and tell us which one(s)!
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