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Microsoft Security Essentials

MICROSOFT SECURITY ESSENTIALS – If you remember, Microsoft has had a yearly subscription product for internet security called OneCare. Out of my 600+ customers, 2 have it, so you can’t really call it successful, unless you only interview those 2 people. Well, Microsoft has decided, smartly, to admit that it’s the fact that their operating…
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How to Un-Expire (Reregister) Avast!

AVAST EXPIRED WARNING – Avast!, the antivirus I’ve been installing for the past year or so, has to be registered yearly in order to continue to work. Some of you have started getting messages that it will expire in a certain number of days. DO NOT let it expire. Here’s what you do to make…
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Another plea for online backups…

Online Backups – For $55/year you can back up the data on your computer to Carbonite online backup. I like them and feel confident that they will provide the piece of mind that is critical to the storage of your data. You can get more information here: http://www.jdoqocy.com/click-3341704-10570470
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Should I Migrate to Windows 7?!?!

WINDOWS 7 – October 22nd is the day! – Finally, Windows users get to catch up to Mac users again, instead of allowing Microsoft to embarrass itself like it did with Microsoft Vista. On October 22nd, Windows 7 will be released. This is a huge improvement over Windows Vista and XP and should be as…
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Tax Free Holidays are mostly a feel good political scam.

Tax Free? No Thanks - I am getting a ton of questions because of the upcoming tax free holiday and my advice is if you don't need to buy a computer, don't buy one just because you save 6-7% (tax). I can think of positive things to do this weekend, and standing on line at…
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Should you get a mac?

Macintosh Negatives – I really like the Mac. In fact, I was fortunate enough to have a Macintosh in 1984 and loved it. There are two huge negatives to switching to a Macintosh right now, 1 has to do with Blackberries and the other has to do with Activex. If you have a Blackberry phone,…
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What happens when you get canned?

The danger of having a single computer for personal and business. (Or what I like to call techno-cross-contamination) What happens when you work for a company and lose your job? The attached Wall Street Journal article talks about people who work for decades for a company only to find out that when the IT staff…
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Netbook with 3G Cell Phone Support

A NetBook with 3G?!?! – OK, I’d love this deal if it was with Verizon Wireless, but I still might bite. Now through May 31, buy the Acer Aspire 10’ Netbook (1 Gig RAM, 160 Gig HD, Windows XP) for $429 - $250 instant rebate IF you sign up for $60/mon AT&T wireless data service…
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Update Your Antivirus Program

Antivirus Updates. Make sure your antivirus program is updated. If you use any of the ones I recommend, AVG or Avast!, make sure that you’re on AVG 8.5 or Avast! 4.8.1335. Even though AVG might have popped up saying, too bad, you need to pay, it’s not true, and every time they do this it…
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Online Backups

Another plea for online backup. Dunwoody PC still believes that an online backup is the safest place for your data. We recommend Carbonite. They back up, automatically, all your personal data to the internet. Unlimited storage capacity for 1 computer, $54.95/year. Only two negatives, no video file backup and you can’t back up your external…
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