Surviving a day of computing is tougher than a chinchilla trying to live in Central Park. The bad guys sets traps at every crossing and your email and Internet are their favorite paths. Don’t for a minute, think you are safe without first taking a close look at what you click. Today more than ever before, you should be wary of everything you encounter. The figures vary depending on who you’re quoting but I’m comfortable with sayng that at this moment 50% of the computers in the US are infected with some form of malware.Save your skin. Look before you click.
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Anyone with physical access to your computer can do anything with or to it. I’ll look at cleaning up after loaning it to the wrong person.
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The good news for Detective Mills is “not her pretty head”.
The bad news for Detective Mills is “some rogue AV”.
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The death of Bin Laden has generated a whole bunch of scams and new malware.
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A nasty piece of malware known as LizaMoon has hijacked links on millions of websites in the past weeks, including some normally safe iTunes and Google links.
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Windows Restore is a fake system defragmenter, lurking on the internet intended to infect computer after computer. Scammers created Windows Restore to look like a useful PC performance enhancing tool, yet it is in fact a type of virus called a rogue.
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By Leo Notenboom
It’s not uncommon for folks to ask why computer systems seem as fragile and as vulnerable as they so often do. It’s a legitimate question.
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By Bob Rankin
Microsoft Security Essentials is a free anti-malware application first released in June, 2009. It replaces the subscription-based Windows Live OneCare antivirus service and the free Windows Defender, which only protected against spyware and adware. Does this all-in-one security tool provide enough protection? Let’s find out…
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Our Favorite Tips & Tweaks
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Firefox Grows Globally
Warning: Vista SP2 Beta
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Complete Laptop Care Guide
Identity Theft – Be Scared
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Large PC Hibernation Files
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Tip #1: Vista Power Button
Tip #2: Multilanguage Keyboard
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*Vista Does Not Suck
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*A Faster PC in any Language
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*Social Bookmarking Survey
*Pitstop Research: Graphics Trends
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A Burst of Battery Life
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Problems with XP SP3
New WinPatrol Release
Bits from Bill: Good, Bad & Ugly of XP SP3
Rob on the Radio
Craplets & Bloatware Survey
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Tip #3: Spot Fake Emails Easily
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Microsoft – It’s Go Time
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Internet Speed Test Makeover
Windows 98 Turns 70
Bits from Bill: Windows Episode VII
Cell Phones on a Plane
Vista Impact on Graphics Cards
Tip: Outlook on the Desktop
Tip: YouTube Quality
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The Battle for Hard Drive Freedom: Part II
Contest: I Pimped My PC
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Contest: Pit Sprints
New Survey: Online Video Viewing
Survey Results: Obsolescence
Research: Bloatware on the Rise
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XP to Vista – Worthwhile Migration?
The Illusions of Vista
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Survey Results: Vista
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Research: The Case of the Missing 5GB
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It was over a year ago when we first reported that Sony was distributing spyware on audio CD’s. Recently, during the holiday season, Sony announced that it had settled with over 40 states for its shenanigans. One would think that Sony would have changed its ways, and more importantly, no longer pose a threat to the security, performance, and stability of our computers.
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