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Archive for the ‘Security Help’ Category



Max wants to know if his security software will still work when Windows XP support ends. Continue reading

Ed wants to know if he can use a third-party company to provide support for XP when Microsoft ends support. Continue reading

How Can I Spot A Fake E-mail?

Thursday, September 26th, 2013

Sylvia want to know how to spot a scam e-mail. We help her spot phishing expeditions. Continue reading

New Attack Targets Internet Explorer

Tuesday, September 24th, 2013

Microsoft is reporting that all versions of Internet Explorer are vulnerable to a newly discovered memory corruption bug. Continue reading

Are Google, Facebook and Twitter spying on your private messages? A test by an Internet Security company indicates they might be. Continue reading

Ralph hopes third-party security apps will protect his XP computer after the end of MS support. Will they? We check it out. Continue reading

Microsoft is warning that Windows XP could become a security nightmare for users when support ends in April of 2014. Continue reading

iLivid: How Do I Get Rid Of It?

Monday, August 26th, 2013

William gets an annoying iLivid message when he opens his browser. We tell him how to get rid of it. Continue reading

Learn about an e-mail scam that could fool you into thinking you have a friend in danger. Continue reading

Help! Computer Hijacked By Dancing Girl

Monday, August 19th, 2013

Their computer was hijacked by a lockscreen virus. Here’s what they need to do to get it back. Continue reading

Smartbar Has Stopped Working Error

Tuesday, August 13th, 2013

“Smartbar has stopped working” error. What it means and what steps you need to take. Continue reading

Learn how to block an Email address in Yahoo Mail and Outlook.com. Continue reading

Learn how to fix a “security center service cannot be started” message in Windows. Continue reading

Samuel wants to know if a virus app will keep his XP computer safe after Microsoft discontinues support. Continue reading

Secure and Nonsecure pop-ups causing a problem in Windows XP? We’ve got the solution. Continue reading

Microsoft has some critical security patches ready for Windows. That includes one for Windows Defender and a vulnerability that lets hackers get to your computer through TrueType font files. Continue reading

Smart TV Security Risks?

Thursday, July 11th, 2013

Linda just bought a new Smart TV and she’s worried about security. I’ll explain some of the issues with smart appliances. Continue reading

Display Insecure Content

Tuesday, July 9th, 2013

Are you getting an annoying message in Internet Explorer that says “Only secure content is displayed”? You can get rid of that by changing your Internet Explorer security options. Continue reading

Microsoft releases Windows patches on the second Tuesday of each month. As part of May’s “Patch Tuesday,” they offered fixes for 33 separate security bugs in ten patches for programs such as Internet Explorer and Word. Continue reading

Gary from Australia writes: I have a Toshiba Satellite Laptop (Centrino) which was originally preloaded with Vista. A few years ago I upgraded to 7. I am now giving away the laptop and would like to wipe the hard drive clean. If I format the drive will I lose the operating system 7? Continue reading

On April 8th 2014 Microsoft will stop supporting Windows XP with critical security updates. This will make running XP quite dangerous due to security exploits and bugs that will be discovered but not patched. Many users are considering upgrading to Windows 7. To check if your computer and devices are compatible with upgrading to Windows 7 you can download the Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor. Continue reading

Microsoft Patch Tuesday

Tuesday, March 19th, 2013

If you’re a Windows user, there’s a special day every month you should know about. The second Tuesday of every month is known as “Patch Tuesday,” the day that Microsoft releases the critical security updates for the month. Continue reading

How Do I Add A Password To Windows 7?

Wednesday, March 13th, 2013

Carl from Henderson, Nevada asks: How do I ADD a password in W7 that is required when I turn on my computer? Answer: A password is always a good idea. Here’s how to set one up. Continue reading

Is there something wrong with your computer?

Does it seem slower than it used to be?
Are you worried about security holes?
Do you wonder if you have too much clutter on your hard drive?
Is your registry as fast as it should be?
Do unnecessary start-up programs slow your computer down?
Do you have performance robbing memory leaks?
Is your Internet as fast

The IRS and the Better Business Bureau are warning taxpayers about an e-mail scam involving a fake message from the IRS. The message will say that it’s from the IRS and will have a subject line along the lines of “Notification bout tax refund.” The message says it’s about your projected income tax refund and will mention a dollar amount along with a link for you to click on to learn the details. Continue reading

A five-year-old British boy managed to rack up $2500 in charges in just 15 minutes charges playing Zombies vs. Ninjas on his parents’ iPad. He did it with “in app” purchases of add-ons to the “free” game. Here’s how to make sure that doesn’t happen to you… Continue reading

3 Ways To Reset Windows Admin Password

Thursday, March 7th, 2013

I frequently pick up used computers from yard sales, flea markets and such. The problem is…the password, of course. Is there a simple, easy and inexpensive way to log on and change the admin password or remove it? Continue reading

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