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  • Why is McAfee Always Re-installing Itself?

    It seems like McAfee is at the center of a lot of my service calls lately. When it’s not shutting down systems by falsely targeting them as viruses, or letting things blow right by, it seems to be putting itself back on computers where it has been removed. For those of you who have never installed McAfee, or who have… read more

  • How Do I Stay Safe On Facebook?

    With all the news about spam, phishing, and scams on the internet, it may start to seem like a scary place where you are just a random encounter away from having all sort of problems. Although there is always that possibility, practicing a few basic habits can sometimes make all the difference. First, let me assure you that the technology… read more

  • CISPA, kind of like SOPA/PIPA, but without the MPAA

    In a Nutshell: Facebook caught a lot of flack for supporting CISPA, something they’ll hopefully rescind in the face of user outrage. The legislation is another one of those things which starts with a good mission (communicating effectively about cyber attacks), but trusts the government with too many really broad powers. I’ll weigh in as opposing this for the lack… read more

  • The Easy Guide to the McAfee Glitch, Preventing It, and Fixing It

    The McAfee Glitch starts when an automatic update is pushed out to users. It is supposed to contain updates targeting new viral threats, but instead becomes ths problem itself. Due to an oversight in McAfee’s quality assurance testing, the antivirus software inadvertently targets a core system process (SVCHOST.EXE) as being a virus. The problem doesn’t rear its head until the… read more

  • My Disc-to-Digital Experience

    First, a little history: Today (4/16/12), Walmart launched a new Disc-to-Digital service for getting your movies into the cloud for streaming. In other words: you can now turn your physical movie library into a digital one. This is all done through Walmart’s Vudu service. For those of you who don’t know, Vudu is a place you can buy and rent… read more

  • Get an iPad 3 Cheaper!

    Do you have an iPad 2, but want an iPad 3? Hate to pay $500 all over again? Here’s a simple trick to parlay your old iPad into your new one: SELL IT! You may think the old adage that technology constantly outdates itself, thus killing it’s resell value after each new model, is true for all technology, but it’s… read more

  • Open For Business!

    Here it is, all the new stuff I’ve been working on! I’ve decided to listen to everyone telling me that I should do this stuff professionally and offer my services to the public, so I’ve setup shop at my shiny new website 🙂 Virus removal, system boosting, setups, installations, website, advice, and more, so take a look around, and remember… read more

  • Before SOPA or PIPA, There Was ACTA

    UPDATE 7/4/12: Thanks to our counterparts across the pond, who voted not to ratify it, ACTA is now effectively dead in the water! http://torrentfreak.com/acta-is-dead-after-european-parliament-vote-120704/ Need a refresher on what ACTA is? Read my original post below: It all makes more sense now. The US co-created ACTA with Japan back in 2006, and ever since, we’ve had bad copyright/censorship legislation which… read more