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Startfrom is aimed at computer novices and families. Therefore to help out with some of the basic problems and questions beginners or new internet users face we've put together some simple and straight forward guides which should help you get the most from your computer.

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How to detect and remove Spyware

Spyware: What is it, and how do I get rid of it?

An introductory article on spyware, the dangers it poses and how to detect and remove it.

Keyboard Shortcuts

Keyboard Shortcuts

Sometimes the mouse isn't the only or best way. Try these keyboard shortcuts.

Phishing guide

Phishing: The high tech con

Phishing is a relatively new threat and just like with viruses and spyware being aware of the threat is first step to protecting yourself.

This brief guide will introduce the threat and give some basic pointers to prevent you being caught!


Monthly Maintenance

Monthly tasks to keep your PC in top form.


Disposing of your computer

Protecting data when disposing of your old computer

How to ensure your private data doesn't go with your computer.

What and how to remove data when disposing of your PC.


Email Etiquette: How To Send Emails People Will Read

Tips and good practice for email usage



Choosing a Password

What makes a password secure and how to choose one that's easy to remember.


Searching the Internet

How to make the search engines find what you want!