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Android malware: how to keep your device safe from filecoders (and everything else)

June 8th, 2014 · 1 Comment

I have been evaluating the ESET Security Software for Android for about a month now. I have nothing negative to report and nothing spectacular to report either. Regardless, below is part of an e-mail and blog alert from them I felt needed to be passed along. “You may have seen the news in the past […]

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Tags: Guest Article · Malware · Security · Software · Trojans · Virus · Worms

XP’s support ends today

April 8th, 2014 · No Comments

I have been reminding your for a year now, I hope you have bought a new Windows 7 or 8 PC, if you have not it is past time to get on the ball. On the right side of the web page you can go straight to Microsoft and get a Surface, or you can […]

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Tags: Purchasing · Security · Soap Box · Software

Leaving the Windows 8 interface for a more familiar XP or 7 style

March 12th, 2014 · 1 Comment

Many customers who are upgrading or replacing their computers because of the end of life support for XP have seen or bought a Windows 8 computer. The new desktop and applications quite often frighten them. Microsoft went to extremes when they changed to the “Metro App” format from the basic layout of XP, Vista and […]

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Tags: Software

Stopping Windows Update automatic reboot In Windows 7 and Vista

March 3rd, 2014 · No Comments

The Windows Update feature helps you to keep your computer up-to-date with the latest patches available from Microsoft. This free service is what we have come to expect in the way of keeping our computers more secure and running at their best. However, I have two things that drive me crazy about the Windows Update […]

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Tags: Soap Box · Software

Sometimes you find out about things the very hard way

February 28th, 2014 · 1 Comment

I will cut to the chase first thing. Windows 7 x64 with Adobe Reader (or full version) and a Xerox Phaser printer don’t play nice. Recently I sold, delivered and setup a new Windows 7 x64 PC to a client. Things went smooth overall so I Ieft when I thought all the setup was done. […]

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Tags: E-Mail Issues · Hardware · Security · Software