Will Installing This Software Fix Your Computer Issues ?

If a computer person tells you that installing CCleaner or installing AVG will fix your computers issues , it is incorrect advice. If you have an issue with your Windows computer installing a different antivirus such as AVG or a ” tuneup ” piece of software / registry cleaner will not fix your issues. If you are on Windows 10 , these 2 pieces of software can cause issues , if you have pre- exisiting issues , so get your issues fixed correctly and do not rely on installing ‘ supposed ” fixes.

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Things I Do Not Like – AVG

I have decided to make this a semi – regular column and first cab off the rank is AVG. I have found this to be of little to no use on many systems , it appears to do little to prevent infections , wants to install other add-ons which will promise to ” tune up ” your system and when removed the computer usually runs faster and ” issues” disappear. To remove AVG use the AVG Removal Tool , do not try and remove it through the Control Panel as AVG does not want to be removed , that should be your first clue. Remember you do need an antivirus – Windows 10 – Windows 8 users – Defender does a great job

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The Correct Way To Uninstall Your Antivirus Software

So you have decided to change antivirus software on your computer or get rid of that awful trial version , here is what you should do. Remember you need to make sure you thoroughly remove your current anti virus on your computer. Your anti-virus solution can be uninstalled from the Programs section in your Control Panel however some remnants may remain so you should go to the manufacturers site and look for a removal tool which will remove all remnants of the software and that you should be aware that some antivirus solutions will not let you uninstall them now unless you use the removal tool. 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 After removal reboot and proceed to install your new anti-virus solution.

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Changing Your Antivirus – What To Do & What I Recommend

So you have decided to change antivirus software on your computer , here is what you should do. First make sure you thoroughly remove your current anti virus on your computer. Your antivirus solution can be un-installed from the Programs section in your Control Panel however some remnants may remain so you need to go to the manufacturers site and look for a removal tool which will remove all remnants of the software. I have included some links below for popular anti virus solutions. Norton Removal Tool McAfee Removal Tool Kaspersky Removal Tool AVG Removal Tool After removal reboot and proceed to install your new anti-virus solution. The two I recommend are :  The FREE solution : Microsoft Security Essentials   – please note , I do not recommend AVG  For a paid solution ESET / NOD32 a powerful antivirus solution that does a great job without slowing your computer down or Norton , Kaspersky, Trend solutions. Remember to stay ” infection free ” it is all about – “what you do” as the antivirus solution may not save you and remember to follow my 10 Steps For A Virus Free Computer “

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What Did I Talk About On Radio w/c 14th April

Heartbleed Security Only change your passwords if you know the site you use has been patched  Consider changing to a password manager Turn on 2 factor authentication if it is available for your site , check if your site is available here  More details on Heartbleed and whether your site has been patched can be checked here  Install A Password Manager Lastpass  Security On An Android Device Concerned about security on an Android device , what do you need to do ? Make sure your device is running the latest version of Android that it can , check in settings in case it has not updated automatically Only download apps from the Google play store  Install Lookout which will tell you if you are downloading a suspect app  Lookout will Protect your device from malware Scan every app to ensure it’s safe Block malicious websites See which apps access your private info  Windows XP MythsThere are still many people running Windows XP and the “ crackpot theories “ are flowing on how to keep using the operating system and stay safe. •    If I switch to Firefox that will save me , no •    Safari will save me , no •    AVG ,… Read More

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