There is yet another "man-in-the-middle" attack that is live in the world. Unfortunately, this one is aiming at the implementation of SSL 3.0 security that goes back for 15 years. Fortunately, most web servers are using the later TLS security protocol. However, and unfortunately, we’re still exposed to it, depending on the web server’s configuration […]
Longtime readers of Terry’s Computer Tips will know that I’ve been a user of a particular anti-virus, anti-malware, and firewall suite since the time that it was marketed as individual products. In the last few months, my frustration with a delay from a "not responding," problem in Windows finally convinced me to try changing the […]
New subscriber Ken Herrick wrote with a strange problem: Greetings from a new subscriber- Under Win 8.1 and with either Firefox or Duckduckgo as the default browser, and apparently due to a now-uninstalled malware, I found that all desktop-icon Web-links went not to their targets (e.g. NYT website, etc.) but rather just to a new […]
One of the great non-joys of using a computer is the impact of a power outage. Not just the issue of not being able to use the computer, but there’s the problem of the spreadsheets, word-processing documents, and even email programs you have open when the power goes out. Whether the power outage, or the […]
Subscriber Peg had some interesting problems with her Windows 7 computer recently — and that’s "interesting" as in "I sure didn’t want THAT to happen and I wonder why it did…" Dear Terry, I have a problem and do not know how to solve it. In fact, I’ve never heard of the problem or seen […]
As of today (April 5, 2014), you can still find MalwareBytes Anti-Malware Pro. Malwarebytes has just released their new MalwareBytes Anti-Malware Premium, a major upgrade to its MalwareBytes Anti-Malware Pro program.
Long-time subscriber Mike G. wrote to ask about a frustrating issue that crept in with a new Internet Explorer version… Hi Terry, When I open Windows Internet Explorer the first tab opens the first tab to the default page — Google — just fine. However, when I open subsequent tabs in the same window, they […]
It’s time to say goodbye to Windows XP. I wrote about the coming problem a couple weeks ago, but I may not have spoken clearly enough. Get rid of it. We loved it when it was released because it was so much more logical and powerful than its predecessors (and expecially when compared to Windows […]
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