Friday, October 28, 2011

Safe Surfing Starts with Anti-Malware

It's now called "Anti-Malware," as anti-virus and anti-spyware have long since crossed their borders.

I've recommended Norton's Anti-Virus ever since Symantec, Norton's parent company, bought into the IBM Anti-Virus technologies in the mid-1990's and took it over in 1998.  In 2009, Norton Anti-Virus - which resides under Norton Internet Security and Norton 360 as well - was revamped.  It now installs quickly and easily, removes previous versions with virtually no fuss, has a minimal impact on bootup as well as program & definition updates.

For free anti-malware software, AVG Anti-Virus Free 201x gets the nod.  Note that if you're a Comcast Hi-Speed Internet (Xfinity) customer, Norton Security Suite (N360) is available for free.  Install it from your Comcast connection, though. 

Click for Neil J. Rubenking's comparison at PC Magazine:
The Best Antivirus for 2012

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Something Borrowed

I borrow the Commencement Address for Stanford University's Class of 2005 by Steve Jobs.

Enjoy the inspiration presented by TED - Technology, Entertainment, Design - a nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading.  This speech is also available on YouTube, with an introduction by Stanford President John Hennessy.  TED has many more good & great video presentations worth viewing.

Nothing wrong with borrowing.  Or listening.  Or sharing.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

*!Grr@$%* Disk is FULL AGAIN!

TreeSize shows you the roots of your hoarding ways.  What's on your hard drive?

Check out Jerry Smith's report in Tech Republic on TreeSize.  I found it very intuitive - especially when I saw the size increasing before my eyes.  It was reading my hard drive as I browsed some folders.  And it shows the files when a folder is selected.  EASY!