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Avast Buys CCleaner Then Distributes an Infected, Hacked Version to Users

Avast Buys CCleaner Then Distributes an Infected, Hacked Version to Users We’ve cautioned users against trusting their computers to Avast many times. We based this on the number of computers we’ve worked that had Avast installed and that were infected with malware.  We written several warnings about Avast, for instance this one that we wrote… Read More »

143 Million U.S. Consumers Affected by Equifax Data Breach

143 Million U.S. Consumers Affected by Equifax Data Breach Equifax is one of the “big three” credit reporting agencies. So, even if you don’t do business with Equifax directly, they know your business. Equifax knows all about you: Your credit card numbers, your social security number, your home address, your phone number(s), the banks you… Read More »

What’s Coming in the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update

What’s Coming in the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update The next major update to Windows 10 is coming in September. It is now officially called the “Fall Creators Update”. It will be released worldwide on October 17, 2017. In the Fall Creators Update, Microsoft continues its assault on Control Panel, adding two new categories to… Read More »

Windows 10 Fall Creators Update Release Date: October 17, 2017

Windows 10 Fall Creators Update Release Date: October 17, 2017 Microsoft has officially announced that the next major upgrade to Windows 10, called Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, will be released worldwide on October 17, 2017. It will be called Fall Creators Update. Microsoft has dropped plans (as of now) to call some English-language versions… Read More »

Another Global Ransomware Attack is Under Way

The following article was written by and is provided courtesy of our friends at Emsisoft. We thought you’d be interested to know that another ransomware attack has been launched worldwide. Those of you who are using Emsisoft are protected from this and other virulent ransomware and malware. Here’s the article from Emsisoft… so you’ll be… Read More »

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Fidget Spinners [but were afraid to ask]

Google’s Fidget Spinner Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Fidget Spinners [but were afraid to ask] They’ve even landed at Walmart – these so-called “fidget spinners”.  I saw a bunch of them and didn’t have a clue what they were. But, they are so popular, that even Google has a virtual fidget spinner. Actually,they… Read More »