- Scam Watch: 6 Ways To Safeguard Your PC Online -SUPER Noob Edition-
- Mozilla FireFox (8.0) Build Is Now Available To Download
- Mozilla FireFox (3.6.24) Is Now Available To Download
Posted: 08 Nov 2011 09:15 PM PST
Here are some precautions you SUPER Noobs can take to keep your PC safe from the many online hazards out there. Such as viruses, spyware, adware and trojan's:
1. Install an up to date Anti-Virus software on your PC. It can be the free version such as AVG, AVIRA or AVAST. But make sure the version you download is current. Often the anti-virus will have the year somewhere in the title. So look for say AVG Free Anti-Virus 2012 (Not 2011 or earlier)
2. Be suspicious of any e-mail attachments. That you receive from unknown sources. E-mail is the main source of viruses, spyware, and trojans.
3. Be suspicious of downloads and short links sent to you via chat applications (such as Windows Live Messenger or Skype).
4. Scan all files and downloads for viruses before running them.
5. Be picky about where you download files from on the Internet. Many virus and trojan writers use free software such as P2P programs to disguise malicious applications.(For instance utorrent is way safer then say Frostwire or other database heavy P2P programs. There are not many left out there, but be very weary of them.
6. Make sure that your PC has all the latest Windows patches and updates installed (For Windows users, run "Windows Update" at least 4 times a month -This is just a precaution your Windows Vista and Windows 7 should have no issues. Provided you did not change the setting yourself.-
6A. If you are running Windows XP. It is highly recommended you don't allow Windows to update and install updates to your computer automatically. There have been a few very major security issues in the last few years that have caused many users to turn off automatic updates.
So even thou it takes a lot more time to do it manually. It is well worth the time so you know the update is a legit Windows update. By this I mean what patches are being installed and so useless crap that you don't want to be installed. Won't be.
I highly recommend actually reading the short description before installing the update. Just to be on ht safe side. Some updates may hit you as really odd or are unrelated to what programs you have installed on your PC.
DISCLAIMER: Your overall online safety will dramatically vary based on your Internet footstep. The security programs you have installed and the risks you take online. So again this means all you SUPER P2P FILE SHARING JUNKIES and RANDOM LINK CLICKERS out there. Will have a much higher risk of PC virus infection and in turn the possible need to re-format your PC (Due to said virus).
Till The Next Feature,
Posted: 08 Nov 2011 01:06 PM PST
It appears that there is a whole new Mozilla FireFox build available to download right now. And for all of those people who are interested here is the list of some of the fixes and improvements in this new (8.0) build.
** To see the un-edited change log for the new Mozilla FireFox (8.0) build: http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/8.0/releasenotes/
Till The Next FireFox Update,
Posted: 08 Nov 2011 01:01 PM PST
It appears that there is still another update for Mozilla FireFox available to download right now. And for all of those people who are interested here is the list of some of the fixes and improvements in the (3.6.24) version…
Till The Next 3.6.xxx Mozilla FireFox Update,
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