Backup Follow-up…

Information Level: Basic Have you backed up your valuable digital data yet? One thing I am sure of: backup is easier than recovery. So, here are a few more tips on how you can properly back up your date. The Minimum: You have a flash drive with a second copy of all the files you […]

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New Site up, new firewall recomendation, and Word errors fixed…

Information Level: Basic/Intermediate In The Short List I recommended Sunbelt Personal Firewall (free version) as my firewall of choice. I have since discovered two problems with it: 1. It presents a nag screen every once in a while, asking you to upgrade to the paid version, and 2. It does not work with Windows Vista […]

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The Short List – Must-have Software for Windows…

Information Level: Basic All good, all free. Everyone running Windows should try out this software. Period. Keep Secure: Panda Cloud Antivirus – Lightweight and effective. Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware (free version) – For manual malware removal redundance. Sunbelt Personal Firewall (free version) – The best combination of a lightweight & effective firewall I have found. KeePass – […]

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AntiVirus – Now you (and I) really have no excuse…

Information Level: Basic Well, I am impressed. The latest entry in to the realm of free (as in beer) antivirus software, Panda Cloud Antivirus, is closer to the Platonic Ideal of AV-ness than any I have seen before. Here’s why: 1. It works – PC World said in August that it was “the best app […]

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