Skip to main content

Windows

Fighting Malware – Neat Security Tools for the Security Conscious

Security Padlock

Malware and unwanted software goes hand-in-hand with the Internet.  As technology has advanced so have the techniques to gain access to your computer, network and your money.

With Adware, crapware, DoS, pharming, malware, ransomware, trojans and much more we can’t be far off filling the A-Z of glossary of cybercrime definitions.

However if you are a little security conscious here are a few tools that may be able to help you.

WOW Weekly – Are LogMeIn at it Again, Surely Not?

Password Cartoon - LogMeIn Acquires LastPass

Welcome to this week’s edition of WOW weekly, featuring LogMeIn, Apple, the number 7 and a Microsoft trade-in! This particular edition should be renamed to fortnightly as last week I devoted time to having a good clear out (home wise) and spending time with my children during the first week of their school holidays. I also managed to upgrade to El Capitan which was well worth the upgrade! Sadly I’ve given up trying to install Windows 10 on my aging 5-year-old laptop.

The Knitting Pattern That Caused Me Grief!

Malware Detected Image

As bizarre as this title sounds I haven’t taken up knitting as a hobby. Recently I was called by my friend whose Windows Vista computer had shut down on her and refused to restart. Being slightly curious I paid her a visit to be greeted with a computer that had gone into hyper hibernation mode. A simple long press of the power button turned it off and boy what was I greeted with when I restarted it.

Review of the Week – X-Mirage for Windows

X-Mirage Welcome Screen

In this weeks review I am testing out X-Mirage which has recently been released for the PC. X-Mirage is an AirPlay receiver which allows you to mirror your iOS device(s) to your PC or Mac Screen. Currently X-Mirage costs $16 USD for both the Mac and PC Version and supports iPad 2, iPad 3, iPad 4, iPad Air, iPad mini, iPad mini with Retina, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPhone 5C, iPhone 5S and iPod touch (5th generation).

How Market Share And Use Of Cell Phones Is Increasing

SmartPhone

As technology has advanced over the years so have mobile cell phones. The days when you had to have arms of steel to carry one around to now being able to easily lose it without even knowing it. Smartphones have been wildly adopted at an increasing rate over the last few years. The following infographic highlights how the market share has increased. Will Android win the battle over iOS? Will relative newcomers Windows steal a percentage? Who do you think will win? You might just be surprised.

Comodo Internet Security Installation Error 1603

Security Padlock

I have been using Comodo Internet Security since it’s initial release and it just keeps getting better and better. However whilst trying to install the most recent version 4.0 which was released on March 03 2010 I encountered an installation error 1603. Naturally I cleared all the junk files, disabled unnecessary services, cleared the registry and still couldn’t get it to work until I came across a handy clean up tool which cleans up leftover data from the previous installations.

Speed Up Vista! Part 2

Microsoft Logo

Welcome to Speed up Vista part 2.  This section is also relevant to those that have XP or Windows 7 & 10. In Speed up Vista Part 1 we have speeded up our system so far by turning off system services that are not needed. In this section, we will look at other ways to speed up your computer by cleaning the registry, temporary files, startup entries and defragmentation.

Speed Up Vista! Part 1

Microsoft Logo

Windows Vista may dive bombed since it was released in 2007. For those have you that do have it and thought it was a faster system you will be disappointed!  First and foremost Vista looks beautiful but underneath those good looks, it is also using a lot of needless system resources.