Beware of bad PUPs

Tech Talk #2, June 20, 2015 Antivirus – Viruses are the least of our problems on computers these days. That doesn’t mean you shouldn’t have antivirus protection, though; I just don’t recommend paying for it any more. The free antivirus products available today (AVG, Avast, SUPERAntispyware, etc.) will do a fine job of protecting you from the viruses that still exist.   What we all need to watch out for are Potentially Unwanted Programs (PUPs)

Windows 10 and fake tech support calls

Tech Talk #1  Windows 10:  Wait, there’s new version of Windows? You may already have a new icon for Windows 10 on your taskbar, down there to the left of the time/date. It’s an all-white Windows icon that looks like a window pane. If you click on it you can reserve your upgrade to Windows 10.   What’s Windows 10? Windows 10 looks and acts like Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 had a baby. The