WINDOWS VISTA: Browser options for Windows Vista Operating Systems after end-of-life

Six months after Microsoft ended support for Windows Vista Operating Systems (April 2017), third party software, such as browsers, no longer work well and are not being updated to work with Vista computers.  This leaves users in a quandary when trying to access secure financial websites like credit card and online banking sites from their

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How Can You Remove Malware From Your Computer?

FINDING AND REMOVING INFECTIONS “HELP! My computer is slow and has pop-ups.” I often hear that “My computer is getting old. It is running slow, just like me.” (From my senior citizen clients) My response is, “It is probably infected. 98% of the computers I service are. I can help you detect and remove the

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SECURITY – AND HURRICANE IRMA

I deal with computer security, removing malware from many computers, on a daily basis, and installing security software that keep those computes healthy.  Read about the methods and software I use in my book “Keeping Your Computer Healthy”, being re-released this month in paperback format on Amazon.com.   During September, we were all concerned with

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Symptoms of an Unhealthy Computer

You may miss the symptoms that your computer has been infected with malware. Listen to what I hear from my clients. See if you recognize any of these symptoms on your own computer. “HELP! My Computer is SO SLO-O-OW!” “HELP! I think I need a new computer, because this one acts so funny.” “HELP! I

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No Internet

One of the most frequent call I get during the summer is about “no access to the internet“. Problem: With all of the rain, thunder and especially lightning in Southwest Florida, the power fluctuates and goes out temporarily a lot!  This can play havoc with your internet modem / router box.  Sometimes, the box gets stuck,

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Malwarebytes released 2Q2017 report on Cybercrime

Some takeaway highlights from the report: – Ransomware is on the rise – encrypting files and stealing login credentials (70% of malware in June was ransomware!) You may have hard about the global Wannacry outbreak that effected 150 countries in June 2017. – Your action is to BACKUP YOUR FILES – to be able to

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How Does Malicious Software Get Into Your PC?

The question I am most often asked is:  “I only do basic things like e-mail and Facebook!  How does this malware get into my computer?”   While there are many ways that your computer can be breeched, these are the top six common ways: E-mail:  You receive a FW: _____ (forwarded) email from a friend,

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Learn about phishing, scams, ransomware and how to protect yourself and your computer from hackers and cyber-criminals.

Learn about phishing, scams, ransomware and how to protect yourself and your computer from hackers and cyber-criminals.