Tag Archives: patch

ransomeware and WannaCry (WanaDecrypt0r, Wanna Decryptor)

Ransomeware holds your data for ransom by encrypting it then demanding a payment to unencrypt it. This is a crime. Here are my notes on the recent WannaCry (WannaDecrypt0r, Wanna Decryptor) ransomware. Continue reading

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Quick and Free fix for your slow PC! (removing junk software with MalwareBytes)

When home PC users complain that their PC has gotten slow, the first thing that I suspect is junk software has clogged their system. Here is my recommendation for a quick fix (install and run MalwareBytes) and my thoughts on malware and malware removal in general. Continue reading

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Safer computing with Windows XP after Microsoft ends support

Microsoft ended support for Windows XP on April 8, 2014. This is not the end of the world for people still using Windows XP but Windows XP users need to be extra careful to stay safe and secure on the Internet. Here are my 5 suggestions for … Continue reading

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Java

Java is a security problem child for computers.  Do you need it?  Is it running on your PC?  Java running in your browser is a dangerous security problem now.  Java on your PC not so much.  Unless you really need … Continue reading

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Why did my PC reboot last night?

Check the calendar, if it is the second Wednesday of the month, Microsoft probably did it.  And this is a good thing. Once a month, Microsoft sends out security patches and upgrades for Windows products like Windows XP, Vista, 7, … Continue reading

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