Free anti-virus from AVG has been upgraded to version 8.5. Version 8.5 is very similar in look and feel to version 8.0. I only recommend upgrading to the latest version for those who are still running AVG 7.5. Several important features are included with version 8.5 which are also in version 8.0, such as anti-virus, anti-spyware and link scanner. For those of you looking for the best anti-spyware, Malwarebytes is still the best., although running Spybot and Adaware are also recommended. … [Read more...] about AVG Antivirus version 8.5 has been released . . .
Many of us are considering the most effective technology investments that we can make to keep our systems happy and ensure optimal productivity in 2009. In previous post, I mentioned some free or nearly free items which have tremendous value. Proper security on a PC or network begins with a firewall. Firewalls are designed to keep unauthorized or harmful network traffic outside a network or computer system. A good online port scanner, ShieldsUP!, which can be used to test for potentially … [Read more...] about Keeping computer systems running, secure and backed up in 2009