Protecting children from inappropriate web content can be a daunting task. On one hand you want the children to gain computer technology skills for this modern age, and on the other hand you don’t want them to be exposed to things they shouldn’t.
If you are one of the many people testing the beta release of Windows 7, you should still make sure to keep your computer safe and secure. The other day we created a list of Anti-Virus software compatible with Windows 7, and today we’ll be covering a list of compatible Spyware protection utilities.
Within a few hours of Windows 7 being released my inbox started filling up with readers asking what Anti-Virus software they should install in Windows 7. Since this seems like such an important topic, I decided to make a list of packages that work.
Raise your hand if you have an ex-girlfriend or ex-boyfriend that just won’t stop bugging you… Sure, you’ve changed your phone number and moved 3,000 miles away, but changing your email is out of the question! Today we’ll learn how to auto-delete their psychotic emails from your Gmail account.
When Windows Live OneCare first came out and was in its early stages, many thought it left a lot to be desired, but it has come a long way in its development, offering better and more useful features. This all-in-one security suite offered from Microsoft includes basic security features and more.
When installing software one of the first things you need to do is agree to the EULA (End-User License Agreement)… you know, that 12,000 word small print included with virtually every software program you install. I am as guilty as the other 98% of PC users out there who do not read them, and just click “I Agree” and continue along. For all I know I might be agreeing to give away my first born!
As we have been going through the Secure Computing Series we’ve found Comodo to have some great products. So far we have taken a look at their Anti-Virus and spoke praise for the Comodo Firewall. Today we will take a look at Comodo BOClean, a nice “set it and forget it” Anti-Malware utility.
If you work in IT at a small or medium sized business you understand the importance of easily sharing files, both large and small, with customers or other members of the organization. The problem is that FTP is insecure and managing it can be painful.
Forgetting your password can be an extremely frustrating situation, and we’ve already shared how to reset your password with the Ultimate Boot CD as well as the System Rescue CD, but you can prevent the situation entirely by creating a password reset disk.
No matter what firewall you are using, if you are connecting to services online without using encryption there’s a chance for your data to be hijacked, especially if you are connecting over a wireless network. Today we’ll show you how to turn on SSL for Gmail while still allowing the Gmail Notifier to work properly.
Over the past few weeks we have been covering different free utilities to help in keeping your computing experience secure and bug free. Continuing with our Secure Computing series, today we will take a look at the Anti-Spyware utility Spyware Terminator.
If you are using Vista and have an HP printer, especially of the All-In-One variety, you’ve probably noticed that once a week or so you get this obnoxious User Account Control popup dialog out of the blue asking for permission to run some Hewlett Packard update process called hprbupdate.exe.
We’ve written previously about how to create your own Ultimate Boot CD for Windows, which is based on XP but can still be of use for repairing Vista computers as well. Today we’ll show you how to reset your password easily using that CD.
While we are covering all of the free anti-spyware applications, it’s only fair to talk about the completely free Windows Defender tool built into Windows Vista and available as a free download from Microsoft for XP users.
Our last article on how to reset your Ubuntu password easily through the grub menu was quite popular, so I’ve decided to make a series on all the different ways to reset your password on either Linux or Windows… today’s lesson is how to use the Live CD to reset the password.
One of the easiest “set it and forget it” Anti-Spyware utilities is JavaCool’s SpywareBlaster. Instead of waiting to scan and eliminate spyware after the PC is already infected, it guards against spyware ever infecting your computer in the first place.
As I have pointed out in a previous post, Spybot Search & Destroy is by no means outdated as some in the industry would have you believe. I wrote that article over a year ago and since then Spybot has only gotten better.
When it comes to Malicious Software (Malware) different terms such as adware, spyware, malware, etc are given based on what action each takes. Each of these unwanted pieces of software do different things, but the bottom line is you do not want any of it on your PC.
If you’ve ever forgotten your password, you aren’t alone… it’s probably one of the most common tech support problems I’ve encountered over the years. Luckily if you are using Ubuntu they made it incredibly easy to reset your password.
So far in our series about free anti-virus utilities we’ve covered AVG, Avast, AntiVir and ClamWin, and today we’re going to show you PC Tools AntiVirus, by the same people that made the well-known Spyware Doctor anti-spyware utility.
If you want an open-source anti-virus utility that lets you scan on demand instead of real-time, you may want to take a look at ClamWin, a utility based on the ClamAV scanning engine.
During my career in the computer field, I have found that any of the well-known free anti-virus utilities will do the job and are essential in a well rounded security plan. When asked what is “the best” free anti-virus utility the answer really comes down to personal preference.
Earlier this week we took a look at free anti-virus application AntiVir which received great comments from everyone. Continuing with our series on free anti-virus tools, today we will take a look at Avast Home Edition.
While running my PC Repair business, I have to deal with a lot of virus and spyware infestations on my client’s computers. One of the most common questions I’m asked is: What kind of anti-virus should I use? The answer, of course, is one with updated virus definitions!
It’s been a long time since Microsoft released the first beta of Internet Explorer 8, which left me wondering what they had up their sleeve. After reading that they added a ton of new features in Beta 2 like private browsing, tab grouping and a new smart address bar, I just had to try it out and share with all of our readers.