Tag Archives: malware

Driver Updater Programs: Malware in Disguise

    Driver Updater Programs: Malware in Disguise Consider this a reminder from your old pals, TC & Darcy… I don’t know how many times we’ve told you to avoid driver updater programs, but I was reminded again this morning as I was working on two different computers, owned by two different people, in two different parts of… Read More »

Timely Computer Advice From Darcy & TC

    Timely Computer Advice From Darcy & TC Your computer is just a machine. You operate it, it does not operate you. Do not make things more difficult by over-thinking things or finding problems where there are none. Most problems are minor annoyances and can be easily corrected. We have seen many folks who find problems that… Read More »

Microsoft to Stop Providing Malware Updates for Microsoft Security Essentials

    Microsoft to Stop Providing Malware Updates for Microsoft Security Essentials According to Microsoft, it will no longer provide new malware signatures for Microsoft Security Essentials after January 14, 2020 – the end-of-support date for Windows 7. This means that Microsoft Security Essentials will become outdated and even more ineffective than it already is. According to Computerworld:… Read More »

Many HP Inkjet Printers Require Important Firmware Security Update

Many HP Inkjet Printers Require Important Firmware  Security Update If you have an HP Printer, you should visit this page to find out if your printer requires an update. Many HP printer models are listed on that page. Here’s what HP has to say… this was dated August 1, 2018 and just came to our attention today. Important… Read More »

A Test: What Means is the Most Popular With Cyber Criminals to Spread Malware and Malicious Web Sites?

What is the most popular way for cyber criminals to spread malware and links to  malicious web sites? A. Software Bundling B. Hacking C. Spam Email D. None of these If you answered “C”, you’re correct. You get an A. Spam is number one when it comes to bringing malicious files and websites to your computer. According to… Read More »

Have You Ever Used the Chrome Malware Scanner?

Have You Ever Used the Chrome Malware Scanner? Did you know that current versions of Google Chrome come with a built-in malware scanner than can help you remove some types of harmful software. It does and it’s easy to use and we’ll show you how in just a bit. Most of us have heard the scare stories about… Read More »