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Entries from January 2010

Backing up the Registry

January 26th, 2010 · No Comments

The registry is the DNA of a computer. Just like with human DNA you must be very careful when dealing with it. Without being prideful, you must follow my listed steps carefully or very bad things will happen. For a PDF with images of this article, download it here! To back up the registry go […]

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64 bit computers

January 12th, 2010 · 1 Comment

One of the more anticipated features of Windows 7 is the proclaimed “better” support for and implementation of 64 bit architecture. The 64 bit architecture consists of a 64 bit operating systems (most are 32 bit) and a 64 bit motherboard and of course a 64 bit processor. These systems will allow users to address […]

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Tags: Hardware · Purchasing

Scareware continues to rise reaching $150 Million

January 4th, 2010 · 1 Comment

The Internet Crime Complaint Center is reporting that last year the business model of scareware and my term crapware reached $150 Million in the US last year. http://www.ic3.gov/media/2009/091211.aspx Symantec published a report in October of 2009 reporting 40 million infected users worldwide. http://eval.symantec.com/mktginfo/enterprise/white_papers/b-symc_report_on_rogue_security_software_WP_20100385.en-us.pdf As Scareware continues to proliferate via Facebook, with the deaths or misfortunes […]

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Tags: Malware · Security