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 […]
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 […]
Even from the first glance, VIPRE Internet Security 2013 is very similar to the 2012 version. The features of v2012 are there, with a few new features, but no abrupt change in the user interface. I like that. One of the things that I really appreciate about VIPRE is that the license covers a period […]
Do you want security software pre-installed on your computer? That’s the basic question from long-time subscriber Richard Fuller: Hullo Terry, This probably falls under the heading of "daft questions", but as someone who regards computers as most people do their cars (ie. I don’t care what goes on under the bonnet so long as it […]
Lots of news recently about DNSChanger, malware that’s been around for a while. It can misdirect the infected computer’s internet connections to malicious sites. The FBI busted the ring back in November 2011. So, what’s the reason for all the news? The computers that are affected are still using DNS servers at the IP addresses […]
It’s Christmas time — a lot of people are purchasing a new computer for their home, sometimes purchasing their first computer, or a computer for their children. Unfortunately, many of these new purchasers don’t know how to protect themselves properly on today’s Internet. That’s where we, as more experienced PC users (of whatever experience level!) […]
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