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Do you have broadband? Then you need a firewall to keep your computer secure. Follow this handy guide to begin securing your computer with the free firewall software provided by security experts COMODO. Continue reading

Learn about the dangers of Internet browsing and what information computer hackers can view if they gain access to your personal computer. Continue reading

Part 4 of our COMODO anti-virus series shows a walk through of the most essential virus scan features this free anti-virus program offers. Continue reading

Passport

Tuesday, September 20th, 2011

From online banking and paying bills to shopping and checking our emails, Passport will help you remember your passwords without filling up a whole Roledex. Give this FREE program a try today! Continue reading

Has Comodo Antivirus found an infection on your computer? Take a look at the severe alerts in part 3 of our feature! Continue reading

PDF creator lite is a useful program which can be used to create password protected PDF documents from Microsoft Office applications like Microsoft Word and Microsoft PowerPoint. You can also turn images to PDF documents using this free PDF printer. Continue reading

The free COMODO Antivirus program has a wealth of features to fully secure your PC against any threat. In Part 2 we detail one of it’s important features: Defense+ Continue reading

Keep your PC clean with Microsoft Security Essentials, a free yet effective anti virus solution from Microsoft for the users of Windows! Continue reading

Download and install Comodo Antivirus FREE: one of the best anti virus options on the market today. Continue reading

K9 Web Protection: Advanced Features

Monday, August 22nd, 2011

K9 Web Protection lets you filter your Internet browsing based on content type, time restrictions, and specific websites. It boasts useful features such as overrides, automatic monitoring and logging, and best of all it works with every web browser! Continue reading

Blinded by the Pop-up

Monday, August 22nd, 2011

Here’s a possible ways to fix a pop-up blocking your computer monitor. Continue reading

Microsoft Safety Scanner

Monday, July 25th, 2011

The Microsoft Safety Scanner is a free stand-alone device, designed to scan for, and isolate, malicious software. Continue reading

All About Google

Wednesday, June 15th, 2011

Are you wary of Google? Afraid of the unknown? Well, thankfully the “Big G” is all about transparency, so here’s a link to all of their corporate info for your reading enjoyment! Continue reading

Password Protect MS Outlook

Sunday, June 12th, 2011

In MS Outlook, all emails are stored in PST files, which you can password protect. Let’s see how this is done in MS Outlook 2007. Continue reading

As the name suggests, the pre-installed Malicious Software Removal Tool is designed to scan for, and remove, the nasty bugs that can infect Windows computers. Continue reading

What is “Vishing”?

Monday, May 23rd, 2011

What is “Vishing”? Should you be worried? Lori Cline examines this security phenomenon. Continue reading

Manually Install a Windows Update

Tuesday, May 17th, 2011

This tip describes how to manually install a difficult Windows Update from the Microsoft Technet Security website. Continue reading

File Shredder

Wednesday, April 27th, 2011

Did you know that when you delete a file, it’s not gone completely? However, a program like File Shredder can ensure that anything you delete goes away permanently! Give this awesome program a look! Continue reading

Install a Stubborn Windows Update

Monday, April 25th, 2011

Windows Update (KB2446708) has been causing problems for many users. We’ll show you how to deal with a stubborn Windows Update. Continue reading

In the News 4-13-11

Tuesday, April 12th, 2011

Hey Harry, want to go phishing?

If so, check this out:

Are you one of the lucky computer-using people that – in a split second of an overdue update – got hacked and lost all of the money that you had in

I recently got a new Dell mini laptop, with Windows 7 and IE 8. I keep getting a pop up “Security Warning Do you want to view only the webpage content that was delivered securely?” anytime I am on the web and trying to click through. Please tell me how to get rid of this. It is driving me crazy, and totally slowing down

Forwarding Email Safely

Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011

Steve asks:

I liked your comment about Bcc (see the tip Bcc Explained). I forward by using Bcc, removing all email addresses that people have sent me. I have asked my friends to remove their friends’ email addresses before they forward it on, some do and some don’t. How do I explain the

Email Safety

Tuesday, February 15th, 2011

Email Safety

The WorldStart newsletter is delivered via email, and replies to it arrive in one of several inboxes that I monitor each day. When a response is called for, I reply, in an often vain attempt to answer readers’ questions. Some of the replies to the newsletter are, to

Dealing with Buffer Overflow Errors

Tuesday, February 1st, 2011

Receiving a buffer overflow (also known as a buffer overrun) error may not seem that dangerous, but it’s a serious security risk. A direct result of bad programming, buffer overflow errors occur when too much data is stored in a space designed for less.

Think of it this way. If you pour a large jug of water into a small glass, the excess water will spill… Continue reading

SUPERAntiSpyware Free Edition

Wednesday, January 12th, 2011

SUPERAntiSpyware Free Edition is a great program for locating and quarantining spyware in your computer, and it is also really simple to use. As we all know, Spyware can become a major pain, causing many issues within your computer.

Some of the many great features of this program include a Quick Scan, Complete Scan, or even a Custom Scan, which will check for malicious files in areas that you… Continue reading

Avast Free Antivirus

Tuesday, January 11th, 2011

I’ve been an AVG antivirus user for several years now, and will probably continue to use it on my own computers. However, after having some problems installing the latest version of AVG on someone else’s XP computer, I decided to try Avast instead. That’s one the beauties of the abundance of freeware available today. If you’re having problems with an uncooperative program, you can… Continue reading

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