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  1. Ratings for 2012 Antivirus and Internet Security Suites

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    March 15, 2012 by Wes Eckles

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    Tip 1 – PCMag has posted their test results of the latest 2012 anti-malware products. Two separate test results are available. One is for 14 antivirus programs and the other is for 14 internet security programs. In previous Tips of The Week, I pointed out the difference between the two. Antivirus pro- grams are less expensive and lack extra fea- tures included in suites. These programs are not free. The antivirus programs cost from $28 to $70, while the suites cost from $70 to $80. Most of these programs allow installation on three or four computers for one year. The top rated antivirus program and Editor’s Choice is a tie: Norton AntiVi- rus 2012 and Webroot SecureAnywhere Antivirus. Go here to see the charts and reviews for the 14 products. Again Norton Internet Security 2012 and Webroot SecureAnywhere Complete tied for top rated and Editor’s choice for the Internet Security Suites. Go here to see the test results for the 14 programs. Tip 2 – The latest hoax spreading by Facebook users concerns a picture of a sick boy in intensive care. The hoax claims that sharing a picture of a sick boy will grant him a heart transplant. Tip …

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  2. Make Your Computer Screen Easier to Read

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    November 8, 2011 by wcobserver

    Tip 1 – One way to make your computer screen easier to read is to slightly reduce the monitors recommended resolution. This will make the images, text, and icons on the screen larger in all versions of Windows. Once you find a setting that makes it easier to read, save the setting. To change the resolution, place the curser on a empty spot on your desktop and right click. Select “Screen resolution.”

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  3. Hurricane Irene Still Causing Problems … for Web Users

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    October 2, 2011 by wcobserver

    Tip 1 – Clickjacking scam on Facebook: You see a video box to click on. It says “VIDEO SHOCK – Hurricane Irene New York kills All.” If you click on it you are a victim. You are asked to share a link to the Facebook page. After you have watched the video the scammers want you to take an online survey.

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  4. Want to Work On Your Home Computer While Traveling?

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    September 1, 2011 by wcobserver

    You are away from home and you want to do some tasks on your home computer: You can do it by downloading a free version of LogMeIn.

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  5. Tips for Avoiding Scams

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    August 20, 2011 by wcobserver

    Don’t fall for the clickjacking scam on Facebook claiming Lady Gaga was found dead. Clickjacking is a malicious technique of tricking Web users into revealing confidential information or taking control of their computer while clicking on seemingly innocuous web pages.

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  6. Are Your Kids Safe Using The Internet?

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    August 5, 2011 by wcobserver

    Like Monk said on his TV program, “There is evil out there!” This is very true for the Internet. Your kids are going places that are serious risks for kids.

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  7. Beware Of Offers To Speed Up Your PC

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    July 22, 2011 by wcobserver

    These speed-up offers are from a class of vendors who often infect your computer with a virus that causes weird stuff to pop up and then a message appears, “Warning — your computer is infected! System detected virus activities. They may cause critical system failure. Click here to get available software.”

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