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By , winhelp.us logo. Last updated: 2020-10-07

Who we are

This website - https://www.winhelp.us - is maintained by a small Estonian company called OÜ Margus Saluste.

This site exists because many people do not know much about Microsoft Windows operating systems. They often know even less about computer and online security.
We try to give them some idea about what and how to use to stay safe.

Cookies, privacy, and personally identifiable information while visiting www.winhelp.us

www.winhelp.us uses cookies - small text files that are placed on your machine to help the site provide a better user experience. In general, cookies are used to retain user preferences and to provide anonymized tracking data to third party applications like Google Analytics. As a rule, cookies will make your browsing experience better.

www.winhelp.us respects the privacy of all visitors. A list of cookies added to your device follows:

  1. Your cookie consent preference is stored in a cookie by www.winhelp.us. This cookie allows storing and changing your cookie consent. It uniquely identifies your web browser but does not send any personal information.
  2. Statistical data for site enhancing (finding broken links, optimizing search capabilities, site contents, and speed) is gathered using Google Analytics and this puts one cookie on your computer or device you use for visiting this site. This cookie contains a string of characters that uniquely identifies your web browser.
    Your device's full IP-address is never sent to Google Analytics - the last octet is removed for privacy requirements.
    You can opt-out of Google Analytics tracking with this Google's browser add-on, available for Microsoft Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari, and Opera.
  3. Additional cookies are put to your computer or device by advertisement provider Google AdSense / Doubleclick and its third-party vendors. These cookies help serve ads based on your prior visits to www.winhelp.us, and the cookies are able to uniquely identify your web browser.
    Additional anonymous behavior tracking might be performed by Google and its third-party vendors.
    Google's use of the DoubleClick cookie enables it and its partners to serve ads to you based on their visit to www.winhelp.us and/or other sites on the Internet.
    You can opt out of the use of the DoubleClick cookie for interest-based advertising by visiting Ads Settings. To opt out of a third-party vendor's use of cookies for interest-based advertising, visit aboutads.info.
    If you accept cookies on www.winhelp.us, personalized advertisements are displayed.
    If you reject cookies on www.winhelp.us, only non-personalized advertisements are shown.
  4. Web site performance and security service CloudFlare adds a cookie to your web browser. This is a session cookie that uniquely identifies your web browser and it will be deleted after you leave www.winhelp.us.

Cookies are not used by www.winhelp.us for any other purposes than statistics, and no other information about www.winhelp.us visitors is shared with or sold to other companies or individuals.

You can visit aboutcookies.org for information on how to control or remove cookies in all modern web browsers.

www.winhelp.us does not have user accounts and therefore does not store or share personally identifiable information about its visitors.

www.winhelp.us wishes you a safe web browsing experience!

What is this CloudFlare test before accessing pages at www.winhelp.us?

Sometimes, a 5-second JavaScript (not Java!) test or a CAPTCHA test might appear before accessing a page at www.winhelp.us for the first time on a device. This test is repeated every 45 minutes unless you use a VPN service that changes your device's IP-address more often.

This CloudFlare test protects our winhelp.us server from malicious bots (there really are hundreds of thousands of these) and therefore speeds up your browsing experience. It does not gather information and it does not install anything to your device.

Please do note that attempts to bypass CloudFlare reverse proxy result in an automatic ban of your device's IP-address.

Who is www.winhelp.us meant for?

The target audience is home users who feel they want or need to know a little more about computers, Windows, and free programs. We will not go into every little detail of every program, but you will still find sufficient information about the most useful features.

The site is in no way a complete guide in the world of Windows - and it never will be. I try to shed some light on the basics only.

For home users, not business users!

Articles here focus on home users and not business users. Do not expect all covered software to be free for commercial purposes. Several articles are still applicable to business users, but your IT administrators might have created policies that prevent configuring and/or installing software.

Why advertisements?

Advertisements are sometimes a complete nuisance, I know. But for me, they provide a small income to cover my time spent on building the site, writing and updating the articles, and paying hosting fees. Believe me, it is not easy - I also have a full-time job to do. I try to keep ads under control by not accepting any automatic pop-ups or other possibly disturbing content. So please click on an interesting link and support this site. Your clicks are voluntary, but very much needed.

 

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