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Microsoft A/V Ranks Well – Again

AV-Test, a German IT Security firm scored Microsoft Windows Defender a “Top Product” certification in it’s recent December 2021 rankings for Windows 10 home users. Read the full report below. https://www.neowin.net/news/microsoft-defender-beats-out-several-heavyweight-rivals-in-the-latest-av-test-ranking/

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“Free” Anti-Virus .. Not So “Free”

Anyone who has listened to my speech about installing and using the multitude of so-called “free” antivirus products will know that I have been advising Windows 10 users to stick with the built-in product called Defender. Now Avast/AVG has been caught selling its users’ browsing information to third party advertisers. See the full article here: https://www.pcmag.com/news/the-cost-of-avasts-free-antivirus-companies-can-spy-on-your-clicks

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Best Antivirus for 2019

There are certainly plenty of players in the Antivirus/Antimalware market.  Famous names such as Norton, McAfee, AVG, Bitdefender, Kaspersky, Trend Micro, ESET, Avast and F-Secure just to name a few.  So which product provides the best protection for you and your computer? Well in order to answer that questions let’s consider our approach for staying healthy during the winter cold and flu season.  Getting a flu shot would certainly be a sensible first step in our grand plan for staying…

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Ransomware – Even the Name Sounds Sinister

Ransomware received a lot of press in 2017. Names like WannaCry, Petya, NotPetya and GoldenEye dominated the news last year. There were many big name victims including Britain’s National Health Service which reportedly crippled emergency rooms across the UK for several days. So what is Ransomware? It is a type of malicious computer software that encrypts your personal files effectively holding them “hostage” until you pay a ransom to get them released. You can become infected in a number of…

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Three signs your computer may fail very soon

Your computer may be trying to tell you something very important … but are you listening? If your computer is more than three or four years old, it may be starting to give you signs that is needs some attention. We all know how important it is to keep our cars well maintained and to keep an eye out for future signs of trouble. Well why should we treat our computers any differently? Here are some signs that your computer…

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Concerned about your privacy – I hope you’ve heard of IOT

IOT stands for the Internet of Things. Simply put, the Internet of Things represents any device that is capable of connecting to the internet. Take a look around your home. You would be surprised at how many devices you already own that are capable of connecting to your home network – and I’m not talking about your computers, tablets and cell phones. A recent study by Intel found that the average home has about 10 connected devices. This figure is…

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