10 Steps To Follow For A Malware – Virus Free Computer

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. Microsoft issue updates throughout the month so check on the third week – you can find Windows update in the control panel for pre-Windows 10 computers or in settings on Windows 10 Windows 10 will ensure that updates are done – updates not working , you maybe infected NUMBER 2… Read More

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10 Steps To Follow For A Malware – Virus Free Computer

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. Microsoft issue updates throughout the month so check on the third week – you can find Windows update in the control panel for pre-Windows 10 computers or in settings on Windows 10 Windows 10 will ensure that updates are done – updates not working , you maybe infected NUMBER 2… Read More

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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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Skype Translate – Facebook Privacy – Antivirus Software – TechXPO – Crap App Of The Week

Skype Translate Ever wanted to talk to someone in another country and have them understand you and you them  Then Skype translate which is coming soon will be for you: Register For Skype Translate  Come And Hear Me Discuss Internet Security And Online Safety I will be at the City Library Wed the 26th Nov at 1.00pm  Details can be found here  Is Your Antivirus Running ? Many people think that the antivirus that came with their computer as a trial will protect them and this is not the case. You need a functioning antivirus that updates with the latest virus definitions.  For a free solution Windows Defender comes with Windows 8 and Microsoft Security Essentials can be downloaded for Windows 7 and Windows Vista For a paid solution I recommend Nod32 from eset Facebook  Facebook have released a new guide to privacy that many people should really have a look at. Facebook Guide To Privacy Remember that you may only share with some people but Facebook do see everything you post  Crap App Of The Week Funny Hand Dryer It will show you a picture of a hand dryer on your phone and make a hand dryer noise Google Play Store… Read More

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What To Do When You Have Just Bought A New Computer

So you have just unpacked and turned on your new computer.

First follow the instructions on the computer screen until you get to the Windows Home Page.

Check the time and date on the computer

Run Windows update until they are done

Run PC Decrapifier to get rid of all the preinstalled software / trials and pre loaded security software such as Norton or McAfee that you will never use and that just slows down your computer

Install Microsoft Security Essentials if you don't want to pay for a antivirus solution or Nod32 if you want a paid version that runs quietly in the background doing an effective job.

Open Windows Explorer and turn off the hiding of file extensions and make hidden files visible.

Go to folder options

Folder options 
Then open view

View Options 
Remove the tick from " Hide extensions for known file types "

Click on the " Show hidden files, folders and drives "

Install an alternative browser , Firefox or Chrome

Then install the drivers for your peripherals , mouse , keyboard etc though with Windows 7 just plug them in and take the one's offered.

The printer drivers offered with Windows 7 are quiet good so again it is , plug and play.

You can then begin installing your software.  

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How Many Antivirus / Malware Software Solutions Do You Need

One If you need a free solution use Microsoft Security Essentials   If you need a paid solution use NOD32 from ESET.com.au The days of using multiple solutions such as Super AntiSpyware etc are over. Remember your first line of defence is keeping Windows up to date and software up to date and stop clicking links in emails  

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10 Steps To Preventing A Virus / Malware Infection

10 Steps For A Virus Free Computer How much time and money have you spent in having your computer repaired be- cause you have become infected with viruses and malware ? Infection from virus’s , malware can be avoided if you follow some simple BEHAVIORAL 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 once you have a virus on your computer it will be able to remove it. Here are 10 points to follow that should mean an infection free computer NUMBER 1 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. NUMBER 2 Update your software. PDF readers , Office , Flash , Java Adobe are responsible for numerous infections unless patched , there are settings in Adobe now where you can set automatic updates for their products. If in doubt with Adobe , download a new version from Adobe , Click here Java… Read More

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10 Steps For Virus Malware Prevention

How much time and money have you spent in having your computer repaired because you have become infected with spy ware and viruses? Spyware , virus’s , malware can be avoided if you follow some simple BEHAVIORAL 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 once you have a virus on your computer it will be able to remove it. Here are 10 points to follow that should mean an infection free computer NUMBER 1 Update your operating system regularly. Turn on Automatic Updates on Windows and apply all critical updates immediately. Check optional updates on a regular basis. NUMBER 2 Update your software , PDF readers , Office , Flash  Adobe are responsible for  numerous infections unless patched NUMBER 3 Don’t open email attachments unless you know that the person sending it to you ,really sent it. Viruses will more often than not come from someone you know. Email attachments are the number one way that viruses , trojan horses and spyware can get onto your computer. NUMBER 4… Read More

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