Category: Anti-Virus

Is your foundation secure? – Operating System Updates

Posted on February 25th, by Cathy Olsen in Anti-Virus, Home Computer, Security. 1 Comment

Since being a homeowner, there is one thing that you dread and try to avoid.  WATER DAMAGE.  It doesn't matter if you have a new house or old house.  When it rains, depending on the grade of the land, the water will try and find a way into your house.   We just went through a basement renovation.   Before the renovation, there was a suspicious area that would get damp every time it rained.  We pulled away the dry wall and it was all rotted.  And there it was.  A hairline crack in the foundation where the water would seep through.  We fixed the crack and created a channel for the water to drain under neath the house.  We got all of the framing and dry wall done.  The night when the dry wall was done was a really big rain … Read More »

Anti-Virus Explained: Does your computer have a cold?

Posted on January 30th, by Cathy Olsen in Anti-Virus. 3 comments

As a mom, I have come to accept the fact that my kids will get a cold almost 3 times a year.  Believe it or not, my kids like to play with other kids.  My kids like to go to parks, and even indoor playgyms (a petri dish for bacteria).  Even though these activities increase the chances of getting a cold, I can't keep my kids away from the cold .. or can I?

So, what if there was a vaccine for the common cold?  The cold has been mapped to 99 variations of the RhinoVirus.  What if I could vaccinate my kids against every type of cold?  What  if they could also automatically be vaccinated by mutaded or different forms of the cold?  That would be AMAZING!!!

This cure of the common cold is my analogy for Anti-virus software.  Everytime … Read More »

Word to the wise regarding free McAffee from Facebook

Posted on January 28th, by Cathy Olsen in Anti-Virus. No Comments

I was curious when I read on someone's Facebook Newsfeed that Facebook is partnering with McAfee and offering all Facebook members a free 6 month subscription to McAfee.

This was the result of a virus that caused Spam messages through Facebook computers that were not protected with anti-virus.  Here's the McAfee article.

Here's the catch – in order to download the copy, you have to supply a paypal or credit card account.  So …. after the 6 months are up, you will be charged for the anti-virus product.  Make sure you are o.k. with the pricing before you sign up.  Most likely you will forget  6 months later and start getting charged.

If you end up canceling after 6 months, there is a false sense of security because you will no longer receive the updates.

My recommendation:  If you are shopping for anti-virus, and … Read More »

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