Friday, March 27, 2009
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Sunday, March 22, 2009
Saturday, March 21, 2009
Friday, March 20, 2009
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
Monday, March 09, 2009
I am finding that as I connect to fix various issues on your computer, I am having to uninstall all the garbage that was installed due to performing the update that you were prompted about. For example, ADAWARE.. yes, there is a new version available.. not just updates, but an entirely new version. The problem is, if you go ahead and download and install it the way they want you to, you are going to have a number of 'resident monitors' monitoring your system and slowing things down substantially. Not to mention, if you are performing the various routine scans, you are not going to need resident monitors running. As for AVG Antispyware... they have disconntinued this program now because the AVG antivirus basically covers the same areas and so, if you don't know any better, you will follow the prompts and end up having AVG antivirus running as well as whatever other antivirus you have.. this is NOT good, nor do you want this 'resident monitor' running all the time.. If you are unsure, just contact me!
Running CCLEANER on a daily basis does a very good job of routine, daily maintenance.
Friday, March 06, 2009
Wednesday, March 04, 2009
One of the biggest security problems within windows is the simple fact that the Internet Explorer is part of the windows operating system and it requires this to utilize the Internet (network)..that is, up until now. As reported through the LifeHacker Blog, you can now uninstall the Internet explorer, kind of, at least enough so that the miscellaneous programs you have installed have no way of ‘accidentally’ opening windows through some sort of script. This is a big step for Microsoft to make, but one that I see as a positive move in the right direction, just as I praise the new Windows 7 operating system. To date, I have had absolutely NO PROBLEMS whatsoever, with any installation of windows 7 and I have now installed it on a few laptops and desktop machines.
UPDATE: After posting, I proceeded to actually do this and recognized a glaring fact that I had not even allowed the IE 8 to install (even though it is supposedly version 8 already installed on windows 7) therefore if you are like me and have never actually clicked on the Internet explorer and allowed it to completely install in the first place, you may not witness what these instructions state. Also, note the LifeHacker Blog post does provide you with the IE8 uninstall link that actually explains the procedure. Since I do not have IE8 installed, what I am planning on doing is actually installing IE8 and then going through these steps in hopes that it will in fact disable any further scripts from opening in IE since the IE.exe file will be removed as explained in these instructions.
Tuesday, March 03, 2009
It's actually quite simple, once you find an older version of logmein to install.