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Stop Being Nagged to Upgrade to Windows 10

TweetTired of Being Nagged to Upgrade to Windows 10? You and pretty much everybody else.  Would you like to know how to stop this permanently?  You’ll get rid of that cutesy little Windows 10 icon in your task bar too. Ready? Good. First we need to disable Automatic Updates.  This is something we always recommend Continue Reading

SWF Infections On The Rise

Tweet SWF infections are on the rise   Since I use a Mac Pro, my odds of being infected are far less than a PC user. However… Just a few minutes ago I started getting multiple warnings popping up in my notification window and went to see what had been going on. It appears I Continue Reading

Windows 10 Upgrades Wreaking Havoc

TweetWindoze 10 Wreaking Havoc is Nothing New Since before Windows 10 became the ubiquitous option it has become – and now being force-fed to a computer near you, we have been warning of compatibility issues and performance problems.  We have gone so far as to recently publish a recommendation for disabling Automatic Updates to protect Continue Reading

Fake Flash Player Downloads Can Ruin Your Day

TweetI have warned about these in the past, but always drawing on personal experience or case histories, I thought it important to apprise y’all on what can happen while you are minding your own business just surfing the web. Only a few minutes ago I was searching for a particular video of David Gilmour performing Continue Reading

Why You Should Avoid Seagate Hard Drives

TweetSince 2003 or so I have owned and operated my own data recovery (and computer forensics) business.  As I have been telling people this entire time, when it comes to hard drives with catastrophic failure, I see more Seagates than any other brand.  Period. That continues to be true today. Just this week it was Continue Reading

Those New USB Cables can Torch Your Gear

TweetEvery few years a new standard has to emerge to keep everyone thinking there is something new and better they simply Must have.  Serial and parallel communications gave way to USB 1.0 a long time ago.  USB 2.0 replaced that and USB 3, while theoretically much faster than its predecessor, has yet to achieve widespread Continue Reading

Windows 10 Automatically Downloading Now

TweetURGENT This is an important news flash.  Microsoft has shifted the category of the Windows 10 Update from “Optional” to “Recommended”.  This means that if your Windows Update policy is set to “Automatic”, you are going to be in for a big surprise with a Windows 10 interface. Why should you care? Well, Windows 10 Continue Reading

Wanton Hard Drive Destruction

TweetYesterday was Hard Drive Destruction Day I had dozens of drives in storage for years as a result of forensic cases I worked on. I got tired of lugging them around, so I returned as many as possible to the attorneys involved. This still left me with around four dozen drives to dispense with. You Continue Reading