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Posted by on September 17, 2013 0 Comments

Fake Anti-virus Alerts…

Increasingly, people are encountering the fake virus alerts that suggest that you have a virus and need to scan your computer. There are many variations but, ultimately, the act of clicking one of the false buttons causes the virus to be installed on your computer. These attacks are so common that everyone should familiarize themselves […]

Posted by on June 14, 2011 0 Comments

Annoying Virus Threat

Recently, we have seen many instances of a virus called Vista Antivirus 2012. You will be browsing the Internet and an “alert” will say something like “Your system is infected. Click here to remove.” As soon as you click the button, you are installing the virus. Windows tries to warn you, but most people are […]

Posted by on April 23, 2011 0 Comments


Posted by on February 20, 2011 0 Comments

Antivirus Recommendations

PC World magazine has identified Norton Internet Security 2011 as the best all-around security suite. The article notes that the familiar application is no longer a “bloated, slow, and crash-prone monstrosity.” In fact, it was ranked second in terms of lowest memory usage, behind Trend Micro. For a solid, free solution, try Microsoft Security Essentials.

Posted by on February 20, 2011 0 Comments

Carbonite Limitations

All users should regularly perform local back-ups (to an external hard drive or other media), but redundancy must be considered. Online services like Carbonite and Mozy are great options. BEWARE: the default settings for Carbonite do not include video or executable files. Even if one identifies a specific video folder for backup, the individual video […]

Posted by on December 12, 2010 0 Comments

Best Web Site Creation or Re-Creation

You have probably noticed the new generation of “Web 2.0” web sites. This modern style is quickly replacing the tired, formal, static sites of yore. If your web site needs a fresh, modern treatment, try Digital Renaissance Group. (“Renaissance” means “rebirth”.) They use talented graphic artists and experienced programmers to transform your pitiful web site […]

Posted by on November 22, 2010 0 Comments

Patch Tuesday

If you find your PC acting very sluggish, it is often because of the avalanche of updates that accompany most software applications. Microsoft is notorious for “Patch Tuesday”–the second Tuesday of each month. On a related subject, I strongly recommend that everyone pay attention to the “Notification Bar” beside the clock. Java updates and Adobe […]