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Microsoft Security Essentials 2 Released

Microsoft just released the new version of their free antivirus software “Microsoft Security Essentials.” There are several great improvements over the previous version such as firewall integration, network traffic inspection and a heuristic scanning engine. Security Essentials has always been great at threat detection and removing virus’s, but the additional features of version 2 make it…

Mac Tune Up Basics

Apple has done a great job with OS X and its ability to keep your Mac running smooth and fast but there are many culprits that can hog your Mac’s system resources. Before doing anything on your Mac backup your data!

What To Do When You Spill Liquid On Your Laptop

How to avoid serious damage to your laptop: The most important thing to do right away is shut the laptop off, you want to remove all power from the system. Unplug the power supply and remove the battery. Turn the laptop upside down to avoid liquid getting further into the laptop. You don’t want the…

AVG update sends computers into limbo

On Wednesday night AVG pushed an update for its popular anti-virus product, however instead of enhancing and correcting bugs for the program, it left 64-bit versions of Windows 7 and Vista inoperable. The update (3292) when applied, asks users to reboot their computers, and upon loading up Windows again, the victims are confronted with the…

Mac users should be concerned about virus’s

Earlier this month Sophos released a free version of their product for the Mac, Sophos Anti-Virus for Mac Home Edition.  Since then, they have been gathering data from their users. They recently released some statistics from the clients on their Naked Security Blog and found that users should be concerned about what might be hiding on their hard…

How To Avoid Malware in Fake UPS Email

Fake emails claiming to be from UPS are filling the inboxes of unsuspected users. The email may claim that UPS was unable to deliver a package due to an incorrect mailing address. The email then asks the recipient to print off the attached shipping label in order to claim their package. In reality, the attachment…

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