Windows XP Is Dead. Now What?

As you may have heard, Microsoft has ceased support for Windows XP. Many people assume it’s okay to keep using it. They’re dead wrong. WinXP is already vulnerable to viruses because it’s been out so long. Now we have the nightmare scenario in … [Continue reading]

Cryptolocker: Why Modern Computer Viruses Are More Dangerous Than Ever

Today's computer viruses go beyond mere annoyance. How does holding your data for ransom sound? What about spying on you through your webcam, tracking your physical location, recording every keystroke you make? Welcome to the modern generation of … [Continue reading]

How To Protect Your Privacy On Social Media Sites Like Facebook And Twitter

When was the last time you checked the privacy settings on your social media accounts? Once? Twice? Never? If you don't check periodically, you run the risk of having your account hijacked by hackers. Related article: Strong passwords key to … [Continue reading]

How To Secure Your Web Browser

Did you know that most viruses sneak onto your computer through your Web browser? Here's how you can secure your Internet surfing experience. First, some basic safety tips. You'll want to look through these before you proceed. How To Create … [Continue reading]

A Parent’s Guide To Protecting Your Kids Online

It's hard to protect kids online, because parents and educators often have a hard time finding resources that can help them understand the latest risks and recommendations. I've gathered a variety of information in one place so you can learn about … [Continue reading]

Hands-On With The Samsung Galaxy S4, Plus Antivirus For Android

I recently had the opportunity to test-drive the Samsung Galaxy S4 from Verizon. If you're looking for a powerful smart phone with some of the features of a tablet, this might be the device for you. Related article: Galaxy S4: Vivid Color, Vibrant … [Continue reading]

Six Things Every PC User Needs To Know About Windows 8.1

The new Windows 8.1 affects you, even if you're still using previous versions of Windows. Here's what you need to know about the upgrade. First Rule of Windows 8.1: There Is No Start Menu Microsoft's been shouting it from the rooftops: "The Start … [Continue reading]

How To Backup And Restore Files On Your PC Or Mac

Everyone knows you're supposed to make backups, but choosing a method can be confusing. Here's a rundown of your choices for Windows and Mac. Related article: Today's Backups Offer More Flexibility by Triona Guidry (The Northwest … [Continue reading]

Adobe’s Moved Creative Suite Exclusively To The Cloud. Is This Good Or Bad?

Adobe has announced that, from now on, the only way to get Creative Suite is via the cloud. That's right, no more boxed versions of CS - you get it via the Internet or no Photoshop or Illustrator for you. Many people are wondering how this is going … [Continue reading]

How To Avoid Keyloggers, Ransomware, And Rootkits

The most advanced threats to your computer - keyloggers, ransomware, and rootkits - are also the most insidious. The best way to deal with them is to avoid them entirely. Keyloggers come in hardware form, but are usually software viruses that … [Continue reading]