Cold calls from Windows

Phone calls from “Windows” to help you with security problems should give you such a warm feeling for the big guy from Redmond, right? When you have paid a decent amount for a computer and then someone from a respectable sounding company calls you to let you know that your computer has alerted them to […]

When to buy a new computer

When Microsoft stops supporting an operating system, such as XP Service Pack 3, on April 8, 2014. When the new software you just have to have won’t work well on your old computer. When you are learning a new computer skill, like music editing, on that old computer that just barely handles email. When you […]

Fire-up your web browser(s)!

Since the web browser is the focus point for many attacks on your personal computer, why do we spend money and time on firewalls and security software that does not seem to catch things like fake antivirus programs? I propose that you start using multiple web browsers, along with keeping up with security updates and […]

How do I know which updates to trust?

Yes, people, you do want to keep up with security updates for all those programs and such on your computers. But, how do you recognize the legitimate ones? The written list includes: Windows Security Updates, Adobe Reader and Flash updates (or pretty much any update from Adobe) and Java. Here are images of what to […]