Wallpaper of the Week (#89)

September 29, 2012

With October coming about and Halloween on the horizon, I thought this black cat gazing back at you would be the appropriate wallpaper.

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Cat Eyes

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Use the Norton Removal Tool To Remove Norton Security Products

September 28, 2012

If you have any of the Symantec Norton security products installed, listed below in the screenshot, and you have reached a crossroad where you need to uninstall your Norton product, I highly recommend that use the Norton Removal Tool. This tool is not easy to find on the Symantec site, due that they want to keep you around and not lose you as a customer. The tool has the ability to scan your computer and remove just about any Norton product from 2003 to present.

NOTE:
  Due to the power of this removal tool, be doubly careful; especially if you have more than one of Symantec’s products installed. It is also important that if you are using this tool to remove a Norton product with intention of reinstalling it, that you capture (or write down) your product key.

Norton Removal Tool

Norton security products (by Symantec) are the makers of the best security products out there, but what typically occurs is that people who let their Norton subscription expire on their PCs will attempt to remove the product using the Windows add/remove uninstall process so that they can install another product. The Windows add/remove uninstall process will not, and I repeat, will not remove these products in there entirety; whereas the Norton Removal Tool will get the job done.

When you install security products such as these, due to their complexity, it is important that you check with the maker of the security product to determine if a removal tool is available.

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Provide Real-Time FREE Protection For Your Home Or Small Business PC

September 27, 2012

If you are looking for a security software option, that is FREE; that is easy to understand and use; that uses minimal system resources; and is engineered by a company that we are all familiar with, then Microsoft Security Essentials is a good choice.

You will see me here on the blog pushing this software on a regular basis. It is a layer of defense that I have installed on all of my PCs; not because it is FREE, but because it does the job.

Microsoft Security Essentials

Microsoft Security Essentials is a free* download from Microsoft that is simple to install, easy to use, and always kept up-to-date so you can be assured your PC is protected by the latest technology.

Microsoft Security Essentials runs quietly and efficiently in the background so you’re free to use your Windows-based PC the way you want—without interruptions or long computer wait times.

Before installing Microsoft Security Essentials, we recommend that you uninstall other antivirus software already running on your PC. Running more than one antivirus program at the same time can potentially cause conflicts that affect PC performance.

** IMPORTANT **  –  When changing security software on your PC from one brand to another, it is very important that you completely uninstall the security software you intend to remove. The uninstaller built into windows will not cut it. I highly recommend you either visit the software maker’s site to get information to uninstall the product or use a third party uninstaller such as AppRemover.

The free AppRemover utility enables the thorough uninstallation of security applications like antivirus and antispyware from your computer. Remove computer stress. Simply, cleanly and effectively.

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A YouTube Downloader So Easy That Grandma Can Do It

September 25, 2012

YouTube Video MP3 Downloader has to be the easiest YouTube downloader yet. This FREE software gives you the ability to convert a YouTube video to MP3 (audio only) or to various video formats in six easy steps. As an added bonus, following the installation, you can turn YouTube Video MP3 Downloader into a portable app that can be carried on your flash drive. If you are using Windows 7, you can minimize the program during a download and monitor the status of the download via the YouTube Video MP3 Downloader icon on the taskbar. As the title of the article suggests, YouTube Video MP3 Downloader is “A YouTube Downloader So Easy That Grandma Can Do It”…

Youtube Video MP3 Downloader

Step 1– Copy the youtube video url.

Step 2– Choose the action.

Step 3– Wait for connecting to Youtube.

Step 4– Choose the file name and format.

Step 5– Wait for downloading.

Step 6– Completion.

YouTube Video MP3 Downloader supports the following video sizes and formats:

HQ Flash Video 480p (*.flv)
WebM HD Video 720p (*.webm)
HD 720p (*.mp4)
WebM Video 480p (*.webm)
HQ Flash Video 480p (*.flv)
WebM Video 360p (*.webm)
LQ Flash Video 360p [AAC] (*.flv)
Standard Youtube Quality 360p (*.mp4)
LQ Flash Video [MP3.22KHz] (*.flv)

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Wallpaper of the Week (#88)

September 23, 2012

This week’s wallpaper, to celebrate the season of fall, is a wallpaper called Golden Leaves.

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Golden Leaves

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