Anti-virus protection recommendation – updated

Tech Talk #21 – Mar 19, 2016 For Windows XP, Vista, and Windows 7, Microsoft Security Essentials was all you needed to protect yourself from that old-fashioned threat, viruses.   For Windows 8 and 8.1, I started recommending the free versions of AVG or Avast as they were doing a better job of protection from viruses than Security Essentials because Microsoft seemed to be concentrating more on its corporate anti-virus efforts.   But these days

So long, Internet Explorer 8, 9, and 10

Tech Talk #20 – Mar 5, 2016 Microsoft is ending support for Internet Explorer (IE) prior to IE 11. There will be no security or program updates or features added to IE 8, IE9, or IE10.   What does this mean to you? Well, Windows 7, 8, 8.1 and 10 users should be running Internet Explorer 11 by now. Windows Vista users are stuck with version 9, but Microsoft will support that with security updates