It’s official, Windows 10 arrives July 31! You may have already noticed a new icon sitting in your notification area (system tray). Clicking on it will open a new window explaining how the Windows 10 upgrade works and giving you the opportunity to reserve your free copy now so that it will be available for you to install on July 31, as soon as it’s released.
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware has a spiffy new look. Version 22.214.171.1248 has just been released and besides sporting a cleaner, modern look, it also has a few upgrades that may not be obvious at first. For example, the new version has improved root-kit detection and removal. It also automatically updates before running a scan so that you have the latest protection database when scanning. A bug with the next scheduled scan not showing up properly has also been fixed, along with several notification issues.
Do you wish there was an easier way to keep your PC safe on the Internet after reading about a new zero-day vulnerability? There seem to be new exploit warnings regularly and no easy way to be protected while waiting for updates. Fortunately for us, Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit stops zero-day vulnerabilities in their tracks and does not need any adjustments after installing. You simply install and continue on your merry way, knowing that it’s working behind the scenes.
A new version of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware has just been released! I’ve sung the praises of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware in the past and this version lives up to the Malwarebytes reputation. The most noticeable change in this version is the user interface. This version aims to be clean and bright, showing you relevant information right up front in the dashboard.
As many of you already know, my browser of preference is Mozilla Firefox. Although Internet Explorer 9 has come a long way and is a fantastic browser, the customization available to Firefox through it’s thousands of Add-ons always has me returning to it as my primary browser.
What do Add-ons do?
They add additional features to your browser and allow you to customize your browsing experience.
Firefox has plenty of add-ons, grouped into 14 Categories, available at the Mozilla Add-ons website.
Mozilla has just released Firefox 10. If you’re using an older version, now is the perfect time to upgrade. Firefox 10 is much faster than it’s predecessors, more secure, uses less memory and is more stable as well.
To upgrade just go to Help, About Firefox and click the Check for Update button. Firefox will download the update and you will be prompted to install the latest version.
If you don’t currently use Firefox and want to see what all the fanfare is about, you can read more (and download it) at the Mozilla Firefox website.
Once upon a time, if you wanted to keep your PC safe online, you needed to have an updated version of a favorite paid Antivirus program. Freeware Antivirus programs were not recommended because their detection and removal rates were subpar. Lucky for us consumers, today that is no longer the case.
Free Antivirus programs no longer offer mediocre protection. Detection rates and cleanup routines have improved considerably. Many free Antivirus programs rank as well as Top-notch paid programs. In today’s economy where every penny saved counts, there are quite a few excellent freeware Antivirus solutions to choose from.