Tag Archives: Windows

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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Using Windows Part 1

There are a lot of user guides out there. Here is one more. This guide is based on my experience with Windows users. It has information for both beginners and experienced users.
Part 1 covers the following skills
– Mouse
– Navigating Windows
– Copy and paste Continue reading

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Whole Disk Encryption (WDE) is good security for your data

Whole Disk Encryption (WDE) is good security for your data, especially laptops. 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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