ESET Smart Security 5 not recommended

I tried ESET Smart Security 5 and after only a few days I dumped it. I'm not a fan of Personal Firewalls anyway, just virus protection, so it was likely I wasn't going to be happy from the start.  Most users don’t know how to properly use a software firewall and so...

Install AVG Free

I often recommend AVG Free to my clients with computers at home. I find the protection is on par with the most popular virus protection programs while not costing anything. I personally use and pay for...

Protect Your Email From Hackers

I know of more than a dozen email addresses that were hacked into since the beginning of the year. Most of them @bellsouth.net, @yahoo.com, @hotmail.com, @live.com, @gmail.com and @aol.com (since BellSouth uses Yahoo! they are really the same). I wonder if people...

Ticket is ready – Virus Alert

Book a trip recently?

Well don’t assume that all communication in your email is legitimate. An email with the title “Ticket is ready” that appears to come from Delta Airlines, but I’m sure there are version for many carriers, tries to trick the user into opening the attached “ticket” which is really a virus.

“Delivery status has changed” VIRUS

So you see a message from USPS (something similar could come from UPS or FedEx) that looks like this: Subject: Delivery status has changed From: World Wide Web Owner  on behalf of; US Postal Service Attachment: Label_Parcel_USPS_ID7124-184-15.zip (27 KB) Body:...

Avoid PC Matic

I am sure this advertisement didn't fool anyone. The TV commercial promises to completely and magically heal everything that could possibly be wrong with your computer. It even saves the gentleman from going to the store and the lady gets to go to girls night - all...

Secure Passwords

In the last several days two people that I know had their email hacked and everyone in the address book was sent a link which I have no doubt would infect the computer if followed. Please, right now, create a strong password policy for yourself and implement it with...

Scam Alert: MyCleanPC.com

I regularly remove viruses and spyware from Windows PCs. It is unfortunate that there are so many infections for Windows computers, but it is a Windows world for the most part and so we have to protect and clean our computers as best we can. What is worse than the...

Backup, backup, backup!

Why should I backup my computer(s)? Hard drives fail. That is it, plain and simple. They don't need a reason to fail, a certain percentage of hard drives are going to fail at some point in their life and in most cases there is no advanced warning. Everything that you...

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