Whenever I set up a new PC, these are the first programs I install.
Not sure if you have a malicious toolbar or extension messing with your settings? Check out this tool from Google to investigate what's going on with Chrome.
It's been a year since I first revealed my shocking secret. Have I paid the price for ignoring all the security experts?
Launching its new Anti-Exploit software, Malwarebytes sets out to seal up the most-feared security gaps in browsers, PDF readers, Java, and Microsoft Office.
The botnets driving the recent distributed denial of service attacks are powered by millions of infected computers. Their coordinated flood of requests overwhelms the Internet's DNS servers, slowing them down and even knocking the servers offline. The long-term solution for site operators and visitors alike may rely on reluctant ISPs working together.
Among the highlights: a $100 data-recovery suite absolutely free.
Once you're sure the PC is free of malware, create standard user accounts for each user and install an arsenal of free security programs and activity monitors to enhance the machine's virus resistance.
If Windows 7 takes more than a minute to start, it may have too many programs that open automatically with the operating system. Longer delays are an indication of a more serious conflict with a piece of hardware, a network, or other software.
Use encryption, keep your software up-to-date, disable images in e-mail, scan e-mail attachments for viruses, use a nonadministrator Windows account, scan for viruses manually, and use a secure-erase utility to destroy old data.
It's the return of the awesome Kingston 8GB drive from a couple months ago.