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Malware and Virus Removal

::UPDATED:: 4/17/14 The best post-infection removal success rate can be had by using a Rescue CD / USB.  Here are three that are free: Bitdefender RescueCD Kaspersky Rescue Disc 10 Avast! 2014 note: Avast! requires a full installation on an unaffected machine to download and create the ISO file.  Bitdefender and Kaspersky will let you

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Preventing Computer Disasters

“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” -Benjamin Franklin This old saying holds just as true in today’s modern world of electronics.  This short post will deal with a few simple steps to make sure your computer and your data are secure from disaster.  First, we will focus on making sure software

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Protecting Your Online Accounts

In the past months, every online web service appears to be a target for hacking or just plain old fashion social engineering.  LinkedIn passwords were hacked in June.  Yahoo leaked online account information in July.  Dropbox dropped the ball (again) in August.  An Amazon & iCloud social hack devastated an online blogger after a hacker took control,

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IE9 is the Current Most Secure Web Browser Against Socially Engineered Malware

IE9 is only available for Windows 7 (and Vista if you have to use that).  Don’t worry though XP users, IE8 is right behind at number 2 in the new malware study performed by NSS Labs. NSS Labs Web Browser Group Test Socially-Engineered Malware 2011 IE9 also boasts some impressive browser speed improvements. With hardware accelerated video

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