Best PC anti-virus program?

An annual review by PC World: “Best antivirus: Keep your Windows PC safe from spyware, Trojans, malware, and more” (updated August 27, 2018): Antivirus software is nearly as crucial as a PC’s operating system. Even if you’re well aware of potential threats and practice extreme caution, some threats just can’t be prevented without the extra… Continue reading Best PC anti-virus program?

Ransomware protection — tips

Ransomware has been much in the news since the WannaCry attack on May 12, 2017. The WannaCry ransomware attack was a worldwide cyberattack by the WannaCry ransomware cryptoworm, which targeted computers running the Microsoft Windows operating system by encrypting data and demanding ransom payments in the Bitcoin cryptocurrency. The attack started on Friday, 12 May… Continue reading Ransomware protection — tips

PUPs (not puppies) — avoiding unwanted PC programs

I’ve written about this topic before. In the last few years, I’ve probably seen as much mayhem done on my clients’ PCs by Potentially Unwanted Programs (PUPs) as by computer viruses. In many ways, winding up with PUPs on your PC actually is easier. What can you do? How do you know if you have… Continue reading PUPs (not puppies) — avoiding unwanted PC programs