Symantec Antivirus was infected which left PC unprotected and the User Unaware. Working on another Windows XP system that was brought to me with the user complaining of random shutdowns.
Cracked open the case to find one of the dirtiest computers that I have seen in a while so after a good cleaning I set [...]
Windows XP: Search Companion Starts If You Double-Click a Folder or My Computer Icon. Missing options on menu when right clicking an icon.
This problem is caused by users changing settings in the Edit File Type dialog box for the Drive or File Folder registered file types. Some others have told me it can be [...]
7 Steps to Securing a Microsoft Windows 7 computer.
These steps can be used for a new or used system, and if you are attempting to secure an already used computer there is a chance the process could cause you to lose valuable data so first backup the computer.
To guard against data loss a full backup or your [...]
Microsoft Updates for Duqu Microsoft which earlier promised a security update earlier this week released a temporary patch to deal with the virus, which targets victims via email with a Microsoft Word attachment.
Security researchers became aware of Duqu in October when Symantec said it had found a virus that contained code similar to Stuxnet, a [...]
No more ’123456′ passwords for Hotmail users! Hotmail upgrades security requirements.
And it is about time. Users obviously will not make these changes so it is going to be up to the information system providers to enforce these measures to secure their services.
I think the next step will be setting time limits on the passwords [...]
In the last article I wrote about a client using an FTP server to use as a file share for remote offices, and before I go any further I would recommend thinking about your using FTP and security issues before continuing, especially with so many other options available that might be more secure.
With that [...]
Today’s article looks at Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE) which has become one of the more popular free anti-virus, anti-malware products on the market.
This article is not going to be about installing the software because there is really nothing to the setup. Just download, run, and accept the defaults until you come to the end [...]
MLD Services once again repaired a PC with a trojan/malware version of DNS redirect, which is a shame because the user could have saved themselves a lot of money by just updating Windows, their web browser, and running a full Internet Security suite. Warning: Backup all important data before doing running any of the [...]
The next article in our series on applications that run on all operating system platforms will look at office productivity. These were a little harder to find, and all of the productivity suites listed here have their ups and downs, but they all claim to be able to import Microsoft Office documents which is really [...]
This series of articles will focus on free, and when possible open-source tools but not necessarily open source operating systems. The goal of this series of articles is to pull together applications that can be used on GNU/Linux, Mac OSX, and of course Microsoft Windows, so you can open, make changes, and save your data [...]