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Virus Computer Repair

Just What is a Computer Virus?

It is like catching the cold virus, it is spread by other people through bacteria, reproducing until the system is infected and sick. It is one of the most common computer repair issues that are out there. No one wants a virus, it does not feel good, and they restrict your activity as well as keep people at a distance from you. The computer virus acts much like the biological virus in that it has the same effects, only [...]

New Years Resolutions

7 New Years Resolutions to make for your PC

New Years Resolutions are everywhere this time of year. Everyone else makes them, but when it comes down to actually doing it, people rarely follow through. Those of us that frequent our local gym, will have it inundated with people for the first month, maybe two,  and then like magic, everyone is gone. So why don't people just make New Years Resolutions that they can stick to? Things that are easy, and that don't take a ton of your [...]

Paid or Unpaid? The Difference in Anti-Virus

For all you frugal frogs out there feeling jumpy about paying for that "extra protection" on your Anti-Virus program, here is some information that might help with that decision. Personally I run two programs on my laptop, AVG and Avast, both on the free plan. That means on the "upgrade" screen that always keeps popping up to remind me to buy the "good" version, mine is the one with only one check next to it while the "good" version is [...]

Microsoft Security and How Essential It Is

If you are new to the Geek Choice Blogs, then you are in for an awakening, as this blog is where you can come for the TRUTH. We are hit with information as soon as we wake up and it lasts all day until we go unconscious. This can lead to health problems, as well as bad habits, so at this blog we try to alleviate the symptoms by cutting out all the B.S. and getting down to the [...]

Staying Safe This Holiday Season

Yes, you have started to hear no doubt about the holidays and all it's wonderful magic. No doubt you have also heard about being safe, usually in reference to too much drinking at those awkwardly awful family parties and the weather. But at Geek Choice we want to key you in on more important matters: your computer safety. How safe is your computer? If you use the internet you take the risk of catching a virus, like the cold it [...]

Information You Need to Know in a Flash Drive

Flash Drives, or SSD (Solid-State Drives as they are not commonly known) have become one of the best ways to transfer information from on computer to another. It is so simple, you plug in this little piece of plastic with a USB connector into the proper receptacle on the desktop or laptop, and presto there are your saved files, reports, presentations, and homework papers. SSD's are like HDD's or Hard Disk Drives in the sense that they are a data [...]

Finding Perfect Protection: is it Possible?

If you have a PC, then you have a problem. It comes with the package when you first open up the box and plug in your computer. You cannot escape it, this inevitable attack on your privacy is something we all have to live with, but is there protection out there that will totally 100% stop thieves and hackers from messing with our computer? Opinions vary on this issue, some think the idea preposterous and others are more sure of [...]

Microsoft Security Essentials outpaces two major rivals

If you use either Symantec Norton Anti-Virus 2010 or McAfee Virus Scan Plus 2010, you might be interested in knowing that a recent report by AV-Comparatives -- an Austrian non-profit that assesses differences between anti-virus software, informing the public of their findings -- concludes that Microsoft Security Essentials runs faster than the two aforementioned competitors. Still, Microsoft Security Essentials placed 6th overall amongst 16 products tested by the firm. Coming in at the 8 spot was Symantec Norton Anti-Virus 2010, [...]

Avast drops the ball with a definition update.

If you’re a user of Avast, the popular anti-virus program developed by ALWIL software, you should know that a recent definition update (those routine downloads that keep the virus definitions of your anti-virus software current) tagged hundreds of valid files as security threats. The company promptly responded to the error, summarily releasing a fix just hours later. However, users are still burdened with the task of reinstalling those legitimate files. Aiding in that effort, Avast has an easy to follow guide [...]


AVG Free 9.0 is completely free (no, it’s not a trial version)

  Many of our customers know how high our opinion of AVG is. This award-winning anti-virus and security software is one of the most effective countermeasures to the always looming threat of malware that stalks the internet during your jaunts through its halls. Previously, it came in two versions, the professional version and a free trial version that eventually requires you to upgrade after prolonged use. If you’re someone familiar with the trial version, you know all too well how frustrating [...]

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