Free Windows Utilities Suites

May 21, 2010

A Windows utility Nirsoft maker offers its suite of apps as a single download with a new application launcher that makes picking and running a utility quick and easy. The suite covers everything from an application-crash reporter to a Windows updates viewer — over 100 titles in all. The nice thing about these utilities is […]

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The Future of Cable TV (and Satellite TV)

May 20, 2010

While on the board of my local telephone company I pleaded with the other directors not to allow the digital video service (a money pit) to ruin the company. It’s bad enough that people are ditching land lines and the company would have nothing to do with selling cell phones. Broadband is the future, of […]

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Fortinet Fortigate Internet Traffic Halts – CPU At 99%

May 11, 2010

Ran into a wonderful situation yesterday on a Fortinet Fortigate 100C where, every hour on the half hour the internet traffic would cease passing through the router. The solution was to reboot the firewall. Turns out, there was a bug in the 4.2 firmware (4.0 build 0272) with the NIDS signature. I believe it was […]

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How To Clean Your PC From Malware When Nothing Else Works

April 25, 2010

Ordinarily when I go to clean a PC infected with malware I will head over to malwarebytes.org and grab the free version of their software. Many malware infections will prevent you from going to their site so you may have to download on a different PC or do so in safe mode with networking. If […]

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Fake Amazon.com Deal Of The Day Video Alert

April 25, 2010

Scammers are working harder all the time to trick you into going to their websites, sometimes infecting you with malware besides. Here is a video showing a current scam regarding Fake Amazon.com deal of the day emails and how to spot the scam and avoid infecting your PC or getting ripped off going to their […]

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Recommended Internet Security Suites

April 25, 2010

The innovative nature of recent email scams (like the one shown in this video of the fake Amazon email) highlights how important it is to have your computer protected by a reputable internet security suite. I have NEVER recommended McAfee for anything other than their free SiteAdvisor program (which is free, and not perfect) and […]

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School Accused of Spying Via School Issued Laptops With Webcam

March 21, 2010

Just an other reason to put black tape over the laptop camera lens when YOU are not using: Lower Merion students spied on with school issued laptops? or Another reason to homeschool.

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Cannot Connect To WiFi – Don’t Overlook The Obvious

March 19, 2010

Yesterday a client had an issue with a fairly new Dell laptop unable to connect to the office wireless LinkSys access point use WPA2 encryption. He tried deleting and recreating profiles; double checked the WiFi key; and still he could not connect to the WiFi network. Knowing he had already double checked everything, I walked […]

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Mozy Online Backup Discount Coupon Code

March 19, 2010

Mozy Online Backup is one of my favorite services for offsite, online backup. Yet, I am always on the lookout for discounts, coupon codes, etc to save you money. I found a 20% off discount code for Mozy Online Backup. The discount code is GOLD and is good for the remainder of March 2010

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Don’t Get Blue Screened Over 977165

March 12, 2010

Many computers experienced BSOD (Blue Screen Of Death) or continuous reboots after applying security update 977165. Often this was an indicator that the PC was infected with a rootkit virus. Microsoft has a free “fix it” tool that will scan your PC and let you know if they think you will have a problem installing […]

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