How much time and money have you spent in having your computer repaired because you have become infected with viruses and malware ?Infection from virus’s , malware can be avoided if you follow some simple BEHAVIOURAL rules.Remember if you get infected it is YOUR fault not your computer’s.Continue Reading
Everything changes including my opinion of antivirus software – there are some that are good and some that I find in my experience are not great at all.
So do you need commercial antivirus
software such as Trend or Norton
So You Decide To Change – Uninstall your Antivirus – how do you do it the correct way ?Continue Reading
When you have an internet connected device – computer – should you really be taking files from strangers when presented with them on a USB , drive , CD or DVD ?
These files can be software or media files for example.Continue Reading
There is a problem with antivirus software and let me say especially the commercial products. Antivirus software lulls you into a false sense of security – consumers and businesses think that , if I install and have paid for an Antivirus product I will be protected and I can do whatever I want on my computer. This is wrong. Yes wrong. Antivirus products can and do have issues and are great at catching 6 month old issues , thats why they fail against stopping zero day infections in most cases and can cause issues with operating systems , including making them non-booting , slowing them down and breaking some aspects. Google Found Disastrous Symantec and Norton Vulnerabilities That Are ‘As Bad As It Gets’ DELETE YOUR ANTIVIRUS, SAYS EX-FIREFOX DEVELOPER — WHO CLAIMS IT’S WORTHLESS Don’t feel comforted by an antivirus’s security certification Webroot deletes Windows files and causes… Read MoreContinue Reading
How much time and money have you spent in having your computer repaired because you have become infected with viruses and malware ? Infection from virus’s , malware can be avoided if you follow some simple BEHAVIOURAL rules. Remember if you get infected it is YOUR fault not your computer’s. The first point to remember is that running antivirus software will not prevent you getting a virus. Antivirus software is there in the hope that it “may prevent ” you getting an infection and once you have virus / malware on your computer it maybe able to remove it. Here are 10 points to follow that should mean an infection free computer. NUMBER 1 – Update Update your operating system regularly. Turn on Automatic Updates on Windows and apply all critical updates immediately Check optional updates on a regular basis , they can in some cases trigger off critical updates.… Read MoreContinue Reading
When you setup your router or any Internet Connected Device – what is the 1st thing you should do ?Continue Reading
stop dialling the microsoft support number that pops up on your screen – its a scamContinue Reading
So You Decide To Change – Uninstall Your Antivirus – how do you do it the correct way ? You do not want any part of the old antivirus left First do not do it through the Control Panel with add remove programs as that can lead to remnants left and will stop your new antivirus from working. You need to download the uninstaller from the company that made it. I have included some links below for popular anti virus solutions. Norton Removal Tool McAfee Removal Tool Kaspersky Removal Tool AVG Removal Tool Trend Removal Tool Avast Removal Tool Avira Removal Tool Then start your computer in safe mode Run the uninstaller – let it run – it can take time Reboot your computer – then set it to reboot normally – not in safe mode If you want to know whether it has been uninstalled properly in Windows… Read MoreContinue Reading