By Steve Bass
You’re at Starbucks, busy working on your Facebook page. Bad news: The guy at the next table is a hacker, and he’s also working on your Facebook page. Sit tight, I have a few ways for you to make yourself invisible to hackers.
Malware can mutate within minutes. If you’re infected, clean it fast and clean it completely.
First and foremost have a solid and reliable detection and removal program installed on your system. I use and recommend PC Matic everyday. It’s my first line of defense. I run PC Matic once a week and let it check for infections while it cleans and updates my system. The latest virus definitions are updated from our server each time I run the program. I know I’m ahead of the curve for detection.
I joined FaceBook roughly about 1 year ago, and I have truly enjoyed the experience. I have connected with many old friends and relatives. Without FaceBook none of this would be possible, and hence my life is a little richer. But and this is a big but, Facebook is evolving into a dangerous place.
Let me give an actual example of how one can be tricked into downloading badware when on Facebook. First, I would like to introduce an old friend of mine, Duffy Conway. Duffy worked at Gateway in sales, and was consistently one of the company’s top producers. I left Gateway over 10 years ago, and I was delighted to have Duffy as my friend on Facebook.
By Bill Pytlovany
Apparently Adobe isn’t making enough profits by selling Photoshop for $699. The basic Acrobat program needed to create PDF files is sold for $99 but that’s not enough either. The program to view and print PDF files appears to be free but if you’re not careful it comes with some unwanted baggage.
By Leo Notenboom
I did not realize Windows Mail is not included in Windows 7 Professional. Is there a way to add Windows mail?
It’s true – Outlook Express was replaced by Windows Mail in Windows Vista, but with the release of Windows 7 even that has disappeared, along with Windows Messenger and a few other items.
To be honest, that’s good news for those of us who never used these tools.
But for those who did, it means an extra step or three.
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Making it’s first appearance in late October of 2008, the Conficker worm is due to morph from its current developmental stage and sprout wings on April Fools Day 2009. Is it a big deal? Big enough for Microsoft to put a bounty on the head of this
outlaw and it’s creator, to the tune of $250,000.00.
Thank you for the huge number of questions sent to:
We’ve had an overwhelming response and weâ€™re doing our best to read each and every one. I sincerely wish we could answer your questions directly but the numbers make that impossible. Iâ€™ll continue to select those that occur most often. Keep them coming, and donâ€™t be afraid to submit more than once.
Mozillaâ€™s download day was a huge record breaking success. What I want to know is, why I never use it? Whatâ€™s keeping me from feeling the warm and fuzzys that everyone else feels?
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Our survey found that an astounding 74 percent of Gator users did not know that a Gator or GAIN application had been installed on their system, and an additional 15 percent had not read Gator’s license agreement. Compare those results to Gator’s assertion that users are “inviting” Gator onto their PC’s. We decided to take a look at several ways in which Gator gets “invited” onto a PC, and whether the process may be confusing users into making an uninformed choice.