5 Steps To Fixing Your Hacked Email Account


How to regain control (and security) of your hacked email account. Are you thinking your email account has been hacked? Perhaps some of your contacts are complaining that you are sending emails with spammy links. Maybe you keep getting logged out of your account with a message that you are logged in on another computer. These are some things that I have had happen to … [Read more...]

An Important Online Shopping and Banking Warning


Microsoft is issuing an out of band security update tomorrow September 28,2010. My personal suggestion is to avoid any online shopping and online banking for a day or two. The exploit affects the Microsoft  .net service that is used for keeping information on a Web server secure. The SAN's internet storm center sums up Microsoft's advisory this way: Translated, this means that … [Read more...]

Microsoft Patch Tuesday September 2010 And An Adobe Warning


Yesterday was Microsoft Patch Tuesday Yep, I'm late. Maybe more important than this month's Patch Tuesday may be Adobe's warning. While a couple of the patches this month are for exploits that are currently being used, they don't seem to be aimed at the typical home user. One of the currently active exploits does target the printing system in Windows and this is at the top of … [Read more...]

New Email Scam Going Strong


There seems to be a major malware email worm going around. What can you expect from this malware? You make get a link in an email. If you click on the link it will take you to a PDF page which can download and install malware on your computer. In this case, you may be asked to install some program like a screensaver. The good news? … [Read more...]

Video-How To Update Windows Manually

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Here's a video on how to force a Windows Update. Why would you want to force a Windows Update? There are several reasons you may now want to wait for an automatic Windows Update: You have had the computer off for a while and need to make sure it is safe before you browse the web. Microsoft releases an out of band update for an exploit currently in use … [Read more...]