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Microsoft Security Essentials bombs tests, loses AV-Test certificate


Well, well, well no real news here about Microsoft Security Essentials is there? I personally tried and tested Microsoft Security Essentials months ago on one my computers here, and uninstalled it after 2 weeks. And the reason was it would not update itself at least daily or even regularly. I’d leave the computer on for days and Microsoft Security Essentials would not check or auto update the virus definitions unless I manually updated it through the program. 4 days would go by with an old outdated def file, before I had to manually check for updates. It is critical that Anti Virus programs update AT LEAST once per day, better programs update multiple times a day which is ever better. Every once in a while MSE would auto update itself, but for the most part MSE would not, or did not auto update. Manual updates worked but would take forever to download and install……………….
 

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Hardware Driver Software


Every computer user faces the troubles concerning the search, install and delete of a driver sooner or later. It might be caused either by new device purchase, operating system reinstall, hardware speedup, or finally, system properties improvement – it’s of no consequence… in this paper I’d like to lay down some general information about drivers and also speak about some peculiar nuances and ways of treatment with this kind of software.

Driver is a computer program, which allows the operating system to access the hardware of any kind. Generally speaking, a driver is necessary for the exploitation of equipment of any kind (both front-end and internal). In usual, the operating system is delivered full-configured with the drivers for the key hardware components, which are necessary for the property-sheet mode of the system. Although, some equipment (such as, graphics board or printing peripheral) may demand some specific drivers usually provided by this equipment’s vendor.

Here is a website where you may download your driver software:

 
 
 
 
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“Speccy” – FREE Computer System Information Tool


“Speccy will give you detailed statistics on every piece of hardware in your computer. Including CPU, Motherboard, RAM, Graphics Cards, Hard Disks, Optical Drives, Audio support. Additionally Speccy adds the temperatures of your different components, so you can easily see if there’s a problem!

  • Processor brand and model
  • Hard drive size and speed
  • Amount of memory (RAM)
  • Graphics card
  • Operating system

At first glance, Speccy may seem like an application for system administrators and power users. It certainly is, but Speccy can also help normal users, in everyday computing life.

If you need to add more memory to your system, for example, you can check how many memory slots your computer has and what memory’s already installed. Then you can go out and buy the right type of memory to add on or replace what you’ve already got.”

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Speccy – System Information Tool
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Some People Just Do Not Learn……………


Just cannot understand why almost every computer I service has these file sharing programs STILL on there computer. Limewire, Bearshare, Shareaza, BitTorrent. Ares, Kazaa, Morpheous, Emule just to name a few,, with Limewire being the most popular.

Limewire downloads and all the others, are infested with computer viruses and spyware. It’s a virus hell! Other than getting your computer taken down with viruses every month or day,,, it can be very costly if your hit with a copy write lawsuit with Sony or the other “Big Dogs”!

Why people have to fill there computer with music is beyond me. Music is the #1 download, #1 search term. Why do you think these file sharing downloads are loaded with viruses in the first place? To easily and quickly spread these viruses,, do you think???

Just because you might have, or what you think is a active LEGIT Anti Virus/Anti Spyware program protecting you that you are free & clear, or immune to this crap…………… got news for you, you are not! And most run these computers till they stop completely, and then it’s to late. Guess what all your music and your family photos are now gone, lost because your hard drive has crapped out now. And to recover them could cost $200-$1000+++.

I tell these customers every time, every month after I finish removing infections, after I charge them about “safe internet surfing”. And they still have Limewire on there computer, with recent downloads! .99 to download music legally, and possibly much safer is much cheaper than having you computer repaired each month.

This is just my opinion,, do what you continue to do, it’s alright by me!

 
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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480: GF100 Has Landed – HotHardware


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“For better or worse, the launch of NVIDIA’s next-generation GPU architecture codenamed Fermi, a.k.a. GF100, is one of the most highly anticipated in our industry, ever. Information about the GPU has been tricking out for many months now, some of it good and some bad. Regardless of what you have chosen to believe or ignore up to this point, one irrefutable fact remains. NVIDIA is extremely late to the DirectX-11 party. There are no ifs, ands, or buts about it. Rival AMD has used the last few months to release a myriad of DX11-class cards ranging in price from under $100 to almost $700, fleshing out a top-to-bottom line-up that caters to virtually every market segment. Today NVIDIA is announcing two high-end cards, neither of which will be available for a couple of more weeks. So while this announcement is an important move for the company, NVIDIA would have liked to have made it sooner.”

via NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480: GF100 Has Landed – HotHardware.

 
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The New IE9: More HTML5, CSS3, and No Windows XP


“Today Microsoft released the developer preview of Internet Explorer 9. It’s the first look we’ve had at Microsoft’s flagship browser since it first revealed details late last year.”

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