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Entries from July 2007

Basic Computer Security – and I mean Basic

July 16th, 2007 · No Comments

Securing your computer takes a little time but can and will save you a lot of pain and financial suffering when done properly. The following are the most basic steps in keeping your computer safe: Switch to Windows XP Professional. As you will read in the tips below, the Professional version of Windows is phenomenally […]

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Tags: Malware · Security

July 13th 2007

July 14th, 2007 · No Comments

Well, departing from my normal technical writing and cynicism, I felt the need, the need to type. You see, I had spent the last 11 months planning on taking the full month of July off to rewrite my book “A Novice Guide to Optimizing and Tweaking Every PC” (and to change the title). Unfortunately my […]

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Tags: Non-Tech · Soap Box

Scheduling Scan Disk in 95, 98 and ME

July 13th, 2007 · Comments Off on Scheduling Scan Disk in 95, 98 and ME

In our prior editions of The Weekly Geek we were concentrating on optimizing and cleaning up your PC, after a brief break and delving into viruses, worms and other such nastiness, we are now back into the performance issues of your computer. As a brief overview, you need to clean your computer and organize its […]

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Tags: Hard Drives · Optimizing · Speeding Up

Spyware Revisited

July 3rd, 2007 · Comments Off on Spyware Revisited

Welcome to this weeks edition of The Weekly Geek. Today we will continue our saga of how a good gator turned out to be a nasty crocodile as we delve into Spyware in its many forms and how to remove it. Spyware is simply a program that will track your computer activity. It can include […]

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Tags: Malware · Security · Trojans