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How To Find Out What Programs Are Using The Internet?

How To Find Out What Programs Or Apps Are Using The Internet Using Resource Monitor In Windows 10

If you are experiencing a slow Internet connection, are not able to download or upload, and there does not seem to be any particular reason, you might want to check for activity in the system background, specifically in the networking area. Despite the possibility of background processes causing a problem, a change in Internet performance can be caused by a number of different factors.

How to reset or change admin password on a Mac?

How to recover or reset administrator account password on a Mac computer?

Nowadays, most of the systems we use require a password to login. macOS operating system is not an exception. When you're setting up your new Mac, you will be asked to create an administrator account protected with a password whichever you choose. Despite the fact, that you're creating a hints together when signing up, often users set them randomly, and when they should help to remember the password, it won't. Forgotten password is just one example, why you would want to recover or reset the Mac's administrator password.

How To Limit Windows Update Bandwidth?

How To Easily Limit Windows Update Download And Upload Bandwidth In Windows 10

The Windows 10 Fall Creators Update allows you to take control of Windows Update downloads and uploads. By default, Windows dynamically optimizes the amount of bandwidth your device uses to both download and upload Windows and app updates or other Microsoft products. If you are not satisfied with how Windows optimizes bandwidth and are concerned about data usage on the system, you can set a specific limit.

What is Other in Mac storage and how to remove it?

What is "Other" on your Mac's storage and how to remove or clear it?

Computer storage or disk space is the amount of data (measured in 'bytes') that a drive is capable of holding. Mac computer users can check how much disk space is available on their systems by clicking the Apple menu () at the top left of the screen and selecting "About this Mac", and then selecting the "Storage" tab. Despite this, even basic information can seem confusing at first, especially with regard to Mac hard drive categories. Mac users often become aware of disk space when a message stating that 'there is not enough free space' appears when downloading files from the Internet. When checking the status of storage on your system, you may notice the category "Other" occupies a great deal of space.

Some settings are managed by your organization. How to fix?

How To Fix The "Some settings are managed by your organization" Notification When Trying To Open Windows Defender

"Some settings are managed by your organization" is a Windows 10 notification and usually not an operating system bug, etc. The notification does not explain how to solve the problem (for example, if you wish to change Windows settings). "Some settings are managed by your organization" appears when a Windows user tries to adjust settings to which they have limited access. Windows often includes packages that are configured by organisations to limit users' access to important settings. By displaying the "Some settings are managed by your organization" notification, Windows blocks modification of these settings to prevent possible damage to the Windows operating system or corruption of associated data.

Windows Defender Turned Off By Group Policy

How To Fix "Windows Defender is turned off by group policy" Error In Windows 10

Windows Defender (also known as Windows Defender Antivirus and, formerly, Microsoft Security Essentials) is a built-in Microsoft component within Windows operating systems. It has been part of Windows since Windows 8 and its main purpose is to protect Windows users from malware attacks. It also helps to identify and remove viruses, spyware, and other malicious software.

File Explorer Is Working Slow. How To Fix It?

File Explorer Is Working Slow In Windows 10. How To Fix It?

File Explorer (formerly known as Windows Explorer) is a component of Microsoft Windows that was first introduced with Windows 95. File Explorer is a Graphical User Interface (GUI) component, a file manager that allows Windows operating system users to edit and manage data, files, and other content stored on their computers. It is essentially the same as Windows Explorer but with added features and functionality.

Safari can't establish a secure connection - how to fix?

How to troubleshoot the Safari can't establish a secure connection to server issue?

After browsing the Internet for some time, the Safari browser might stop loading certain websites. We receive many reports from Mac users stating that they encounter the "a secure connection could not be established" error message when using Safari and Chrome Internet browsers. Experienced Mac users often attempt to solve the issue, but are unsuccessful. Cleaning browsing data, cache, permissions, and resetting network settings usually  resolves various browser related issues, but these methods do not eliminate the "a secure connection could not be established" error message.


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