Don’t Trust Your Phone

Okay, don’t trust your phone. I just heard of a problem where a printer manufacturer (a big one) had their phone system hacked and the calls were diverted. It happened multiple times over a few days. The people who answered pretended to be support for the big...

Laptop Computer Buying Guide

Windows 7 vs. Windows 8 If you are thinking about buying a new laptop you couldn’t have picked a better time. With a new Windows version shipping soon retailers typically want to unload all the systems preloaded with the previous operating system (OS). This...

ESET Smart Security 5 not recommended

I tried ESET Smart Security 5 and after only a few days I dumped it. I’m not a fan of Personal Firewalls anyway, just virus protection, so it was likely I wasn’t going to be happy from the start.  Most users don’t know how to properly use a software...

Install AVG Free

I no longer recommend AVG software. I often recommend AVG Free to my clients with computers at home. I find the protection is on par with the most popular virus protection programs while not costing anything. I personally use and pay for Kaspersky AntiVirus as it is...

Protect Your Email From Hackers

I know of more than a dozen email addresses that were hacked into since the beginning of the year. Most of them @bellsouth.net, @yahoo.com, @hotmail.com, @live.com, @gmail.com and @aol.com (since BellSouth uses Yahoo! they are really the same). I wonder if people...

Ticket is ready – Virus Alert

Book a trip recently?

Well don’t assume that all communication in your email is legitimate. An email with the title “Ticket is ready” that appears to come from Delta Airlines, but I’m sure there are version for many carriers, tries to trick the user into opening the attached “ticket” which is really a virus.

“Delivery status has changed” VIRUS

So you see a message from USPS (something similar could come from UPS or FedEx) that looks like this: Subject: Delivery status has changed From: World Wide Web Owner <www@partners.enternet.hu> on behalf of; US Postal Service <us.status@usps.com>...

Avoid PC Matic

I am sure this advertisement didn’t fool anyone. The TV commercial promises to completely and magically heal everything that could possibly be wrong with your computer. It even saves the gentleman from going to the store and the lady gets to go to girls night...