Bits from Bill Pytlovany: The Most Dangerous Words on the Internet

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There are many forms of security intrusions on your computer and you should be aware of all of them. Sometimes you don’t have to do anything you would normally think would infect your computer. Infiltrations can happen without any action on your part. You don’t have to click or download programs to lose control of your system.

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Bits from Bill Pytlovany: Dangerous Downloads on Legit Sites

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There are a large number of websites that provide useful reviews and what seems like easy ways to download free software. Unfortunately, these websites also sell ads and allow advertisers to use well known software as keywords in their ads. The result is users often end up with software they can’t remove from their computer instead of what they were looking for.

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Bits from Bill Pytlovany: QuickTime -The Most Popular Unwanted File

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By Bill Pytlovany

The release of Windows 95 was suppose to spell the end of Microsoft’s 8.3 filename specifications.  The folks in Redmond hailed the era of long filenames that would provide better descriptions of what a file would be used for. Unfortunately, years later Microsoft and others continue to use filenames which are small and non-descriptive.

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Bits from Bill Pytlovany: 64-bit Windows is here, Like it or Not.

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By Bill Pytlovany

If you’re in the market for a new Windows computer you’ll be joining the ranks of x64-bit processor users. It used to be an option but these days 64-bit systems are standard configurations.  The infiltration of the market has increased dramatically this year and many programmers like myself are working extra hours to catch up with some of the quirks that arrived with 64-bit systems. 

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