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Windows 10 is coming soon

I like the look of it. Find out more  here.

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Microsoft Security Essentials Antivirus and XP

I used to promote this free antivirus and I still do for Windows Vista and more recent versions of Windows, but for XP Microsoft are using it to make life uncomfortable for XP users. Slowing the machine and popping up … Continue reading

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Windows 8 Antivirus

Many new PCs come with a 1 month trial of Norton or McAfee – but when that trial is up you’ll have to pay a subscription. Much more economical is to use the built-in antivirus called Windows Defender. Its free … Continue reading

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Virus Alert – Cryptolocker

This virus encrypts your files and then destroys itself. The encryption is very tight – it can’t be broken. You will be left with contact details where you can send $300 – there’s no guarantee they will send you the … Continue reading

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Organising your Files – Windows Vista, 7 and 8

You can organise your files in “Details” view by switching on or off which columns show. Most people know they can list them by date, or file name or even size, but other criteria are available. Just have a look … Continue reading

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“I’m phoning you about your computer…”

“I’m phoning you about your computer…” This is probably a scam. Please warn all the vulnerable people you know that this scam is on the increase. Anybody who rings and pretends to be from Microsoft or any other computer corporation … Continue reading

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Gmail LEDs – turn them off

Those little lights down on the left do annoy some people.

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Java vulnerability

There’s a lot of talk about a vulnerability caused by Java. You need Java or all sorts of things won’t work in modern web pages. Leave a comment if you want to know more but in the meantime¬†you can go … Continue reading

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Windows 8 – not so good on a PC

On the left is the so called Start Screen or “Metro”. I think it may be good on a phone or a tablet where you use the whole screen, but on a PC we often have more than one window … Continue reading

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Windows Mail – Saving Attachments

Some Windows Mail users have small Inbox capacities or old computers with limited storage space, this makes it important to save attachments and delete old emails. Here’s how – step by step, and you can print it off if you … Continue reading

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