TECH TIPS

CNET.com/newsletters has some great tech tip newsletters delivered right to your email inbox. One of our favorites is called “CNET Tech Specials.” Readers pose questions and they’re answered by the whole CNET community of users. One of the greatest thing about the Worldwide Web is its sheer size. With a billion people out there on line, there’s somebody who knows the answer to almost any question.

 Recent newsletter answers dealt with what to do if you’re running out of hard disk space and you don’t want to buy a new drive. One answer suggested using only the free and very compact anti-spyware and antivirus programs, such as Windows Defender, Avast and Spybot Search and Destroy, because they take up much less space than McAfee or Norton. Another responder suggested downloading the free “Ccleaner” from download.com. It cleans up temporary files, duplicates, your Internet browsing history and other such digital flotsam. 

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