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From AVG to Avast to Anything Else (almost)

TweetOver the last 13 years or so, I have personally been responsible for the sale, installation and fine-tuning of at least four thousand (4,000) licenses of AVG AntiVirus products of one kind or another.  The reason is this.  It has very simply been the most effective Windows based protection available.  At the same time, AVG Continue Reading

What You Don’t Know About Windows 10 Updates

TweetWindows 10 Updates May Not Be What They Seem One of my major pet peeves about Windoze Ten is the update process. You cannot stop it. You cannot override the update process. You cannot disable the updates. Updates can wreck the OS. It may choose to do a full reinstall in the middle of the Continue Reading

Malicious Ads a Social Media Menace

TweetThis article is extracted from an eHacking News article. A current trend in politically motivated confabulation and misinformation in social networking sites  suggest a trend of unabated malicious advertisement. These are, beyond doubt, paid political advertisements which gather momentum in the most visited social networking sites on the planet. Take the example of Facebook where Continue Reading

Another Fake Microsoft Support Hijack

TweetI had been out for some time when I came back and heard this pulsing sound and a recorded voice in the background. I had left Google Chrome up with several tabs open. Facebook, CNN, National Weather Service, Google Calendar and a ticket order form for Annie LIebovitz tickets at SMU. One of them spawned Continue Reading

Find Out If Your Phone Is Being Tracked

TweetThis is one of those very rare occurrences where I did not actually write this, but copied it verbatim from another source. Directly lifted from the Anonymous Site Thanks for publishing this, Anonymous! When using modern day gadgets, safety should always be your top priority. With the help of just a few short codes, you Continue Reading

Microsoft Zero-Day – DNS Security Patches

TweetOn Tuesday, Microsoft released their “October Patch Tuesday” update which patches some severe flaws, including Office Zero-day and DNS attack vulnerabilities.  Read the full story here if you want all the gory details. Therefore, you should make sure your Windows operating system is updated. Most Windows 10 machines will do this automatically, but others may Continue Reading

Just Wave a Flag That Says ROB ME

Just ROB ME

TweetIn the #BulkTrashFAIL category… Not the first time I’ve written on this topic, but this example is so extreme I just have to bring it up again. On bulk trash days do NOT put out boxes for large, expensive items.  This is an invitation to being robbed.  Ask your local police department if you’re in Continue Reading

Go Freeze Your Credit NOW

TweetIn the wake of the Equifax debacle… It is mandatory that you freeze your credit right now. Do NOT do this online.  If there is any chance your computer has been compromised, the bad guys will know your PIN numbers and confirmation codes the same time you do.  Do NOT take this chance.  Pick up Continue Reading

Fake Flash Player Alert!

TweetFake Flash Player Alert! Fake Flash Player downloads are among the most notorious sources for viruses, malware, identity theft and ransomware. Attached is a great example of what you might find when searching for a Flash Player update. I NEVER recommend just clicking OK on a popup suggesting you need Flash Player updated. Many of Continue Reading

Today’s Fake PayPal Email Scam

TweetPayPal Email Scam DuJour Today’s email scam is pretty lame by most standards, but people fall for these things every day. So… See the screenshot for highlighted obvious grammatical errors that should cause you to delete this message immediately.  But the very first clue is that you are not addressed by name.  There is no Continue Reading