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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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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10 Step Guide To Stopping Malware / Virus Infection

So on a Windows computer how do you stop being infected and make it a good experience  Keep your operating system up to date, Windows updates do not happen by themselves , you need to check – if you are running Windows XP , good luck as it is not supported by Microsoft anymore  Windows optional updates are sometimes not optional , check and install them Keep Java up to date ( if you have it ) , Java updates will remind you , do not ignore them  Keep your Adobe Reader up to date, Adobe updates may not happen by themselves , you need to check Keep your Adobe Flash up to date, Adobe updates may not happen by themselves , you need to check Do not click links in emails, if you don’t think it was meant for you it probably wasn’t Don’t click ads in browsers and if installing extensions or add-ons in browsers , do some research before installing them , most of the time you will not need them. Consider if you need to run as an Administrator , (you don’t ) , think about being a standard user where you need to add in… Read More

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Microsoft Security Essentials – Free Anti-Virus

Microsoft Security Essentials is the FREE antivirus that I recommend and can run on Windows XP , Vista and Windows 7. On Windows 8 it is already installed and is called Windows Defender.  So who would switch to this and why. Well if you run one of the alternative free software antivirus ( AVG , Comodo ) you should look at swapping because this solution should fit well within the Windows environment because let’s be honest here , nobody knows Windows better than Microsoft. Logic would then dictate that the Microsoft Security Essentials would fit ” hand in glove ” with the operating system. if you have 10 or less computers in your business you can install this on all your computers.  So lets look at the installation and setup. Go to the Microsoft Security Essentials  page and click on the ” Download Now ” tab Once downloaded press “Run” Then Click on “Next” Accept the license terms Choose whether to join the Customer Experience Improvement Program , then click next A reminder not to have any other antivirus solutions on your computer ( make sure that if you did, that it is uninstalled before proceeding)  Then click install  This will begin the install process  You… Read More

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