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Can I Keep Office 2003?

Sunday, April 27th, 2014

Janet wants to know if it’s time to upgrade from Office 2003 and if her documents will work with a newer version of Office Continue reading

How Long Does OS Support Last?

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014

How long are operating systems supported? We compare Windows, Mac OS & Linux policies. Continue reading

How to make sure Internet Explorer forgets to remember your passwords. Continue reading

A new survey shows that many people using XP say they were unaware Microsoft was ending security support. Continue reading

Can I Get Anti-Virus For Linux Mint?

Sunday, April 20th, 2014

Terri wants to know what type of anti-virus she needs for her Linux Mint operating system. Continue reading

XP Security Update: Was It Real?

Wednesday, April 16th, 2014

Terry is wondering if an XP update notice he received is the real thing. Continue reading

Ernest wants to know what steps home users can take to protect themselves from Heartbleed. Continue reading

Nearly a third of secure sites on the web could be affected by a security flaw that could allow hackers to see your credit card, passwords and other private information. Continue reading

John received a call from a man claiming to be from Microsoft about errors on his computer. He wants to know if he should be worried. We explain why this is a big, fat scam. Continue reading

Cyber criminals looking to infect your computer with malware have hit a new low with a fake funeral e-mail that’s making the rounds. Continue reading

A security flaw in Word could allow attackers to take control of your computer if you simply preview and e-mail. How it works and how to prevent it. Continue reading

Learn how to run Ubuntu and Windows on the same computer in four easy steps. This is a great solution for those who don’t want to part with XP. Continue reading

Anti-virus for Android: we take a look at the options. What security programs cost and what they can do to protect your tablet or phone. Continue reading

Often, when a program is installed, other–perhaps undesirable–programs are unknowingly added along the way. Here are a few steps to help avoid installing unwanted software on your PC. Continue reading

XP computers are 6 times more likely to be attacked than Windows 7 machines. The CEO of AVAST Security issues a warning about the dangers of using XP. Continue reading

XP – Don’t Shoot The Messenger

Monday, March 24th, 2014

We get a lot of angry letters from people who aren’t planning on giving up XP. Continue reading

How banks trying to high tech bank robbers and identity thieves, and what can you do to protect yourself. Continue reading

Solving CAPTCHA

Friday, March 21st, 2014

CAPTCHA software was designed to keep websites safe from “bots”, but, like so many other security “features” of websites ends up punishing the good for the sake of the bad. Here are some suggestions for helping the visually impaired solve CAPTCHA. Continue reading

Does Ubuntu Have A Firewall?

Wednesday, March 19th, 2014

Joyce wants to know if Linux Ubuntu offers a firewall. We explain in a quick tip. Continue reading

Microsoft has a stern warning for Security Essentials users still running XP. Continue reading

App Permissions Can Empty Your Wallet

Saturday, March 15th, 2014

Granting the wrong app permissions could cost you a lot of money. Learn what to look out for. Continue reading

What is a digital certificate and how does it work? We break it down. Continue reading

Jim wants to know why Microsoft won’t just give security software companies all the knowledge they need to defend XP. Continue reading

Bruce wants to know if switching to Google Chrome will protect XP after Microsoft ends support or would it just provide a false sense of security? Continue reading

A new study says that iPhone apps show more security risks than those for Android phones, but nearly all apps seem to pose significant privacy and security problems. Continue reading

How Do I Get Rid Of Sweet Page In Chrome?

Tuesday, February 25th, 2014

Robin’s browser has been hijacked by Sweet Page. We walk her through the tricky process of completely removing it. Continue reading

Is online shopping from mobile devices safe? $25 billion was spent on purchases in 2012, but is it more risky to shop from your phone than from your computer? Continue reading

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