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How Do I Protect Against Ransomware?

Tuesday, February 17th, 2015

Ernie’s been hearing a lot about ransomware and wants to know how it works. We look at how to fight it. Continue reading

Beware This Facebook Friend Scam

Sunday, February 15th, 2015

Beware of this Facebook friend scam. How scammers target you on social media. Continue reading

Watch Out For This Ransomware!

Saturday, February 14th, 2015

Linda has been hit with the CTB locker malware. We show her how to fight back. Continue reading

Is Your Smart TV Eavesdropping?

Saturday, February 14th, 2015

Samsung is warning smart TV users that their sets could be listening in on conversations. We look at what caused the fuss. Continue reading

What Is Spoofing?

Tuesday, February 10th, 2015

Terry got a phone call from his own phone number? So what’s going on? Continue reading

Help! I’m Afraid To Update

Monday, February 9th, 2015

Kim is so concerned about app permissions, she’s afraid to update her phone. Continue reading

Do I Need Virus Protection?

Monday, February 9th, 2015

Dianna has multiple tablets and wants to know if she needs virus protection. Continue reading

Delete This Game Now!

Sunday, February 8th, 2015

The game app that could be flooding your phone with pop-up ads. Continue reading

Did Google Put Windows Users At Risk?

Tuesday, January 27th, 2015

Google & Microsoft are fighting over security practices. Did Google put Windows users at risk? Continue reading

Bug Targets VLC Player On XP

Tuesday, January 27th, 2015

VLC Player users beware! A new bug targets the player on Windows XP systems. Continue reading

How Do I Turn Off Private Browsing?

Tuesday, January 20th, 2015

Lyn needs to turn off private browsing to access Yahoo! Mail. We explain how it is done. Continue reading

Help! Windows Update Won’t Install

Monday, January 19th, 2015

Jill has a Windows update that won’t install. We look at some solutions. Continue reading

Is It Security Overkill On My Computer?

Monday, January 12th, 2015

Too much virus and malware protection? Joe wonders if he has too much security on his PC. We explain why more than one program is a necessity. Continue reading

Virus Protection For My Fire Tablet

Monday, January 12th, 2015

Kelly wants to know what her virus protection options are for her new Fire tablet. Continue reading

Banks Bail On Windows XP

Tuesday, January 6th, 2015

Banks are bailing on XP users. Why more and more businesses are avoiding XP. Continue reading

Where Do I Get Internet Security?

Tuesday, December 30th, 2014

Anni has a lot of questions about Internet Security programs. We go over the basics. Continue reading

Is Internet Explorer really the safest browser around? Why IE, Firefox & Chrome are all good bets for browser choices. Continue reading

Grinch Threatens Linux Systems

Tuesday, December 23rd, 2014

The Grinch security flaw poses a threat to Linux/Unix based servers. Continue reading

Avast SafeZone helps protect sensitive data while online, but accessing downloaded files seems almost impossible. Find out how to easily recover your downloads. Continue reading

Scammers Target System Mechanic Customers

Wednesday, December 17th, 2014

Scammers are calling consumers at home, pretending to represent System Mechanic. Continue reading

Learn how to locate and recover files from Avast SafeZone. Continue reading

Mobile payments are on the rise, but many shoppers are avoiding the trend for their Christmas shopping. Continue reading

Is Someone Spying On Your Computer?

Monday, December 1st, 2014

Is your computer under surveillance? Detekt helps you find out. Continue reading

New E-mail Scams

Wednesday, November 26th, 2014

Two new e-mail scams that I have to admit use some pretty clever tactics. Continue reading

Microsoft Patches 14 Holes In Windows

Tuesday, November 25th, 2014

Microsoft has issued patches for some critical security holes in Windows. Continue reading

Online dating is more popular than ever, but there are steps you must take to protect yourself. Continue reading

How Can I Spot A Genuine Update Request?

Wednesday, November 19th, 2014

How do you spot a genuine Adobe Flash Player update request? What to look for and how to get a genuine Flash update. Continue reading

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