Adblock Plus – remove most annoying web ads

Adblock Plus – remove most annoying web ads from websites and YouTube videos! And it’s FREE! I’ve used AdBlock Plus since 2010 to remove annoying ads and popups from websites I visit. It makes sites load faster. I especially like the ads removed from YouTube videos! You can download it here – https://www.adblockplus.org/ . Facebook […]

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Have you cut the cord?

I cancelled cable TV in 2005. The only service I buy is internet from Charter. $59.99 for a 64 Mbps connection which is faster than average but I’m a speed freak. For 10 years I’ve used services like Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime, along with dozens of other sites to watch shows online. And I […]

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Windows Updates – Just Do It!

We all hate it. You’re in a hurry. You go to shut down your PC/laptop and get the cursed “Preparing to install updates”. But this is important. Hackers are finding ways to circumvent security in Windows all the time. For your identity’s sake you need to keep your system up to date. So let Windows […]

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Do you have Superfish?

There has been a lot of press lately about Superfish. I don’t mean whopper trout or bass in your pond but the malicious adware that can cause popups and obnoxious ads in your browsers. It can also intercept data like YOUR BANKING LOGINS! The stories have focused on how Lenovo, usually a top 3 computer […]

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Is your anti-virus s/w expired?

Is your anti-virus s/w expired? Here is a horror story about a WVA small business that had its data held for ransom – Malware Attack Seizes Business Owner’s Files Don’t let this happen to you! I’ve worked with several people who have had their data held for ransom and it is a horrible experience from […]

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Windows 10 Sneak Preview – The Spartan Browser

With the upcoming introduction of Windows 10, Microsoft has announced the end of Internet Explorer. Windows 10 uses a new browser code named Spartan. It will be the default browser moving forward. IE 11 will be available in Windows 10 to support legacy sites and applications. Microsoft will continue security updates for IE 11 through […]

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Cloud Storage vs External Hard Drive

Long story short – For backing up large amounts of data, an external hard drive is cheaper, and faster to use. For accessing your data easily across multiple devices, cloud storage is easy and convenient but is much slower when restoring large amounts of data. Large amounts of data storage means a monthly charge. Case […]

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Just blow!

Does your PC run louder than it used to? If it’s making more noise then you may need to blow the dust out of the inside. Dust buildup can decrease the life of the system AND increase your electric bill. The buildup makes the fans less effective in cooling. This causes the fans to turn […]

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