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04.20.2011
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Is My Blue Screen Caused by a Virus or Spyware?

What is the Blue Screen of Death

Have you ever seen the infamous Blue Screen of Death, otherwise known as a BSOD, like the one below? A BSOD is a critical error that can be caused by viruses, spyware, incompatible software, and hardware failures.

Stop 0x0a Blue Screen of Death, BSOD

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04.15.2011
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News 10 Report eMail Scam

Another eMail Scam

I find one of these “News 10 Report” emails sitting in my junk mail folder almost every week. It is an outright scam so just delete it. You might even see variations of it like News 7 Report, etc.

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04.13.2011
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Spyware Prevention – Are You Doing Your Part?

Every week, I get to see quite a few repeat customers carrying their computer into my shop again, that last came in about 6 – 12 months ago. No, they are not here for any scheduled maintenance, they are usually back because of another malware infection. Not that I didn’t fix it right the first time, but because they repeated the same habits that got them infected in the first place.

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04.08.2011
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How to Recognize eMail Scams

When readingSpam Mail Folder your email or surfing the internet, everyone young and old, should always be on the alert for potential scams attempting to deceive you into revealing your personal information. The consequences could be as mild as getting spammed for eternity, a malware infection, to outright identity theft. Most of these scams are known as cyber fraud or “phishing scams” because they are virtually “fishing” for your valuable private information. Read More Here…

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04.06.2011
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Online Safety for Internet Savvy Teens

Microsoft recently released a FREE ebook to help teenagers keep themselves safer online. The credit goes to security expert and author, Linda McCarthy who partnered with Microsoft, to provide this must-have (and free) downloadable version of her new book, which was written for computer and Internet savvy “tweens” and teens, as well as their parents and educators titled:

Own Your Space – Keep Yourself and Your Stuff Safe Online

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04.03.2011
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AntiVirus and AntiSpyware Programs – If “1” is Good, Is “2” Better?

Antivirus VendorsI’ve had a few computer problems this week again that must have resulted from a misconception some people have about antivirus programs. I’m talking about the big No-No of having “2” antivirus programs installed. For that matter, 2 Firewalls or 2 “active” AntiSpyware programs.

To put it in biblical terms, you can’t have 2 masters. Here are a few reasons I have heard why some people end up with 2 of the same type of security program. Please feel free to comment and share your reason… Read More Here…

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