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09.24.2011
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Will Installing Antivirus Help “After” Getting Infected?

Antivirus VendorsWhen I hear this question, I view it as another way for the customer to ask if they can remove the infection themselves … to save money of course. I don’t know how far into my head you want to get into this one, because the answer isn’t always a straight yes or no because it depends on many variables, such as:

  • When did you get infected? If your computer was infection-free up until the moment you really got infected, you could probably boot into Safe Mode and run a System Restore to a previous System Restore Checkpoint and then run some scans to be sure your computer is clean. Read More Here…

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09.05.2011
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4 Tips to Avoid the Blue Screen of Death

bsod-circleOnce in a while, a Windows PC can suddenly experience a Blue Screen of Death or BSOD as we call it.  In fact, it just happened to a computer I was working on yesterday. It was an older Sony Laptop, a miniature laptop very similar to the ones we call Netbooks now, except this one had a built-in DVD Drive. I had completely reloaded Windows using the Recovery CDs and all was going very smoothly until I installed a major Windows Update known as Service Pack 3 or SP3 for short. I got a BSOD upon the first restart after the update was finished.

The scenario with my old Sony Laptop is not the cause of all Blue Screens, but is an example of a “real” situation to illustrate how Windows Updates can cause a Blue Screen. By default, these Updates are installed Automatically, so these types of problems can appear suddenly without any warning or cause on your part. Read More Here…

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08.27.2011
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How to Take Care of Laptop

Asus Eee PC-701SD handLaptops vary in shapes and size, and even color and should never be dropped. We share our lives with them and would be devastated if we ever lost it. As with anything, they should be kept clean and cool, and well-fed, so to speak. Another aspect of Laptop is that it has joints that need to be exercised. They should never be allowed to get too hot and should be rested everyday. And when your day with Laptop is over, you should put it in a soft and safe place so that it will still be there the next day. Read More Here…

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08.17.2011
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Before You Upgrade Firefox – Read This First!

firefoxI have been a happy Firefox user for quite a few years now. I pretty much use Firefox exclusively, except for when I am interacting with a website that requires ActiveX. When a website requires ActiveX, such as for some online games, online scanners, online college course and more, then you need Internet Explorer. But there are malicious websites out there that might deceive you into downloading an ActiveX control that might actually contain malware, so do your homework before you install any unknown ActiveX controls. Read More Here…

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08.13.2011
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Why Some Hard Drives Fail Prematurely

frustratedwoman(Free Members Only) While some hard drives fail prematurely for no apparent reason, others fail because of environmental reasons such as heat or physical shock, or maybe even an occasional power surge. While these are understandable causes for sudden electronic failures, I want to focus on a more subtle reason for most of the hard drive failures I see on a regular basis. Reasons that result in unwanted computer down time, data loss, and a quest for a data recovery company that can recover your lost files without costing an arm and a leg. Read More Here…

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08.09.2011
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Microsoft Offering $250,000 Reward

money-rewardAs the SpywarePreventionGuy, I wanted to help Microsoft put the word out about the $250,000 Reward they are offering for information that leads to the identification, arrest, and criminal conviction of those responsible for controlling the Rustock botnet that was taken down in March. Anyway, the Senior Attorney for the Microsoft Digital Crimes Unit, Richard Boscovich, announced the $250,000 reward this week.

The Rustock botnet was a major contributor to the spam problem we all experience in our email inboxes. The Microsoft Digital Crimes Unit is continuing their search for any and all of the cybercriminals involved. Read More Here…

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