What FREE Antivirus Software Do You Recommend for PCs? Here’s My Recommendation…

May 17, 2016

My recommendation to anyone needing antivirus protection is BitDefender FREE… An easy installation that will quietly monitor (and scan) your system in the background with no intervention on your part (zero configuration). After installing, it is recommended that you register your FREE version via an email account. I have been using BitDefender FREE for approximately 2 years and can attest to its’ performance (and detection capabilities)…

BitDefender FREE

BitDefender FREE

“Bitdefender Antivirus Free Edition uses a combination of Cloud scanning and behavioural analysis to detect new or unknown threats that other antiviruses miss”.


Geek Squeaks (#2015-25) FEATURING — Take A Virtual Reality Ride On A New Dive Rollercoaster Coming In 2016 — and MORE GREAT STUFF

September 15, 2015

Take A Virtual Reality Ride On A New Dive Rollercoaster Coming In 2016 – When introduced in 2016, this rollercoaster (called the Valravn) will establish itself as being the world’s tallest, fastest and longest dive coaster.  You can read more about it here.  In the meantime you can take a virtual reality ride on it from your computer (see video below) and even on your phone as an Android or Apple app.

Start Video Below To Ride The Valravn
(Click full screen to get the full effect. There is a control at the top left
corner that can be used to get a panoramic view)

Campaign To Ban The Development of Sex Robots – Folks, this is not a joke. Knowing what I know about computer technology and the rapid development of robotics, we are very close to the time where you will be able to purchase your own sex robot. From an ethical standpoint, this is very disturbing. “Dr Richardson, a robot ethicist at De Montfort University in Leicester, wants to raise awareness of the issue and persuade those developing sex robots to rethink how their technology is used — READ MORE

Roxxxy the robot in a publicity shot

Free Security Protection and Speed Booster for Android Phone – If you are looking to take protective measures on your Android smartphone or tablet, you may want to take a look at the 360 Security – Antivirus Boost app. I am currently testing this on my tablet and phone and in comparison to many of the other security apps I have tried, I am really liking what I am seeing with this app. In summary 360 Security is a Security & Antivirus app with features such as:  junk-file remover, memory booster, power saver, anti-theft components (locater, eraser, alarm and lock), privacy & app locks, and real-time protection. This app runs as smooth as silk on both of my devices and carries a high rating at the google play store. I have added 360 Security to the downloads page under the Android Apps swarm.

 360 Security - Antivirus Boost

Could You Spot A Fake Product Review? – When I intend on making a purchase online, I head straight to the customer reviews to see what other people are saying about the product. The problem with this is that there are people paid to post fake reviews (often using automated technology) and you really have to be careful.  I typically will head to other sites that have the product and also check out their customer reviews so that I have a good comparative analysis. I typically try to stick with Amazon for reviews because there are typically many reviewers (often with pictures and videos).  As a matter of fact Amazon will often contact you, after making a purchase, to encourage you to post a review and/or answer a question about the product.  So, how do you spot fake reviews?  I encourage you to take a look at this article at TNW News, “How to spot fake reviews“… As the article states, “The bottom line is that you should easily be able to figure out if an item is a quality product or which companies have superior customer service without going through an exhaustive or misleading web experience”.

How spot fake reviews @ TNW News

How To Spot A Fake Review

Always Check The Deal Of The Day (@Amazon) – At the bottom of the blog you will see an icon for “The Deal Of The Day“.  When visiting, always click on that icon to see what Amazon has going on. For example, as of today’s blog post, they are offering tremendous savings on TP-Link Networking products

Deal of the Day

What Antivirus Do I Use? – I can tell you this… I have NEVER paid for any antivirus software EVER. Much of what we do on the internet and how we do it determines what our risk level is when it comes to becoming a victim of malware. The antivirus software that I currently use is Bitdefender Antivirus Free Edition. Once you install it, establish an online account, you will not even know it is there.

Bitdefender Free Edition

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Microsoft Security Essentials (Windows Defender) Did Not Make The Cut

April 15, 2015

Call me crazy, but I have never paid for antivirus software due to the FREE options that are available (and have never had a virus on any of my PC’s — “knock on wood”). I personally do not care for the security suites that often ship with new PC’s and will actually remove them. I have found that these suites embed themselves too much; are often times memory hogs; and can be over aggressive at times (causing confusion for the end user). No matter what antivirus package you have installed, if you do not use good common sense and pay attention to what links you are clicking on, you are susceptible. If you have a doubt, don’t do it…  Believe nothing and verify everything!

If you are looking for a FREE antivirus option, I encourage you to read PCMag’s recent article, “The Best Free Antivirus for 2015“…

PCMag - Antivirus Comparison

The top two on their list (Panda Free Antivirus 2015 and Bitdefender Antivirus Free Edition 2014), I use, and highly recommend. Pay close attention to this article and you will see that Microsoft’s Security Essentials (Windows Defender) did not make the cut.

Just remember, if you do decide to uninstall antivirus software from your PC, make sure you visit the antivirus software maker’s website for uninstall instructions. Often times they will have a specialized utility developed that will uninstall the software completely from your computer.

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A Free AppRemover Utility To Uninstall Antivirus and Security Software, Public File Sharing Applications, Toolbars and MORE

December 4, 2014

AppRemover is a must have utility to have around if you decide to swap out your antivirus or malware software on your computer.

It is important to know that security software installs, such as antivirus and malware software, are very complex in nature; and, if not uninstalled properly can wreak havoc to a PC. Typically, most developers of Security software will provide an uninstaller that you can download from their site; however, most people do not know or think about that. An easy option for removal of security type software is AppRemover.

AppRemover

AppRemover supports the removal of a boat load of applications – see here…  AppRemover is a standalone (portable) application that you simply download and run. You can download AppRemover – from here.

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Give Panda FREE Antivirus A Try

August 14, 2014

Couple years back I had tried a FREE antivirus software product called Panda Cloud Antivirus. At that time I was impressed that Panda used the cloud (the internet) to scan and analyze files (in real time); however, I felt it just was not there yet in terms of reliability.

Today, I am back giving Panda a try and must say that I am really impressed. Not only has the name changed from Panda Cloud Antivirus to Panda Free Antivirus; but, the new metro look and Panda’s ability to rank up there with the best of them (in real-world protection) is worth giving Panda a try.

Panda FREE Antivirus

The only negative that I can see at this point is during the installation. Make sure, during the install, that you opt out of making Yahoo your default search engine and opt out of making your homepage MyStart.  Other than this annoyance, Panda FREE Antivirus is definitely on the right track to being a top contender.


Geek Squeaks – Featuring An Antivirus With Practically No Impact On Your PC’s Performance

March 27, 2014

[FEATURED GEEK SQUEAK] Bitdefender Antivirus FREE Edition – When it comes to the frontline protection of my PC at home (on the cheap), I personally depend on the FREE edition of Bitdefender.

Bitdefender Antivirus FREE Edition

What I especially like about Bitdefender is its’ reputation for providing ironclad security without slowing down your computer and that it is virtually maintenance free (built in autoscan that focuses virus detection efforts on risky areas).  I have been running the FREE edition for quite awhile and have installed it on other PC’s and have not one complaint… @Bitdefender

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[ANDROID] Antivirus FREE for Android – Bitdefender Antivirus Free utilizes high-detection engines, coupled with in-the-cloud scanning capabilities, to keep Android devices safe from attack – with minimal impact on resources. Malware Protection – Cloud Scanning – Low Battery Impact… @Bitdefender

[NETWORKING] Need a small wireless access point or wireless router? – Here’s one of the smallest, feature packed and powerful routers for under $30.  The NetShair Nano by iogear offers some of the most features money can buy.  Here’s how it works (interactive)… @TCAT Shelbyville – Technical Blog

[HOT NEWS] Amazon to Unveil Free TV and Movie Streaming Service: ReportThis new service, which could launch “in the coming months,” according to the Wall Street Journal, would offer original programming like its comedies “Alpha House” and “Betas,” as well as music videos. It could also include TV shows and movies licensed from other sources… @NBC News

[HOW TO] Send Email to OneNote – Another neat new OneNote capability – With last week’s expansion of OneNote as a platform, Microsoft has added a nice new capability: You can now send email messages from your inbox to your OneNote-based notebooks… @Paul Thurrott’s Supersite For Windows

[SOFTWARE] Recover Your Router Password (RouterPassView) – RouterPassView enables you to recover your router password and wireless network keys if you have a backup of your router configuration saved as local file. It can load and decrypt the configuration file, providing you with a list of all passwords and keys that are stored in the file… @SnapFiles

[HOT NEWS] It’s Official: Microsoft Releases Office for iPad (And yes, Hell has frozen over) – As expected, Microsoft today announced Office for iPad, which is really a set of new mobile productivity apps—Word, Excel and PowerPoint—plus an update to OneNote, which was previously available. These apps aren’t upscaled versions of the Office Mobile apps on iPhone, they’re all-new apps engineered for the unique iPad capabilities and screen size… @WindowsITPro

[TABLET COMPUTER] The sharpest 7″ tablet screen ever – Nexus 7 from Google – The world’s highest-resolution 7″ tablet puts over 2.3 million pixels in the palm of your hand. With 323 pixels packed into every inch, you can read text that’s sharper than the printed page, see images more vivid than the highest quality photo magazine, and watch videos come to life in vibrant 1080p HD… @AMAZON

[WALLPAPER] Blue Burst… @Microsoft

Blue Burst


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GEEK SQUEAKS- Featuring How To Auto Logon Into Windows 8.1 Using Your Windows Live Account Credentials

February 18, 2014

imageIf you upgraded to Windows 8.1 and you are now being required to logon with a Windows Live account, there is way to bypass that logon screen and let Windows auto logon for you.

As you may have discovered, Windows 8.1 is tightly integrated into a Windows Live Account.  As a result, it can be a pain, especially for home based computer users to login each time Windows starts. By following these steps, it will make your life using the computer a little easier.

  1. Hit the Windows Key and the R key on your keyboard (Win + R) to bring up the RUN dialog box.
  2. Type in the RUN dialog box netplwiz and click OK
  3. When the Users Account box appear, under the Users Tab you will see he following: Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer.
  4. Uncheck the box and click OK
  5. When the Automatically Sign In Box appears, type in your Windows Live Account username and password and click on OK
  6. Restart your computer to see if it took. During start up of the computer you will briefly see the log in screen (if you followed the steps correctly).

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Avoid Creating Vulnerable Passwords – To help protect your accounts that are password protected, make your password something that is relevant to you, but that others might not consider. Also, stay away from the obvious choices of making the password relate to the account, for example, making your credit card password “creditcard”… @Computer How To Guide

Restore Point Creator – Create and manage Windows System Restore Points quickly and easily, all from a free simple program.  No more drilling through multiple menus in Windows just to create a System Restore Point, now all you have to do is run this program and that’s it.  Follow the simple program layout and you have your System Restore Point created in no time at all. Available installer or run as a portable app… @Tom’s World Tech Blog

Keep This Bootable CD Handy For Troubleshooting – One of the best ways to diagnose and examine an unbootable PC is to use a bootable rescue disk (normally a CD, DVD or a USB stick).  Booting from the rescue disk gives you a usable, albeit minimal, operating system from which you can check out the problem. One really useful such tool is the Ultimate Boot CD from FalconFour… @Gizmo’s

BitDefender and Kaspersky top Internet Security Suite AV-Test – In the latest test performed by AV-TEST on Internet Security Suites, BitDefender, Kaspersky, Avira, Bitdefender, KasperskyLab, Symantec and Comodo were among the top performers. These security suites managed to detect 100% of the malware involved in this test.  However, only two packages were able to score the maximum total of 18 points, namely the solutions from Bitdefender and Kaspersky Lab… @TWCN Tech News

TeamViewer Updated – Majorgeek says: I often have to connect to friends computers to do repairs and this is easily one of the best out there and it’s free. I have been able to steer even the most novice PC user to the TeamViewer website to download the Quick Support version and have them give me their 9 digit id and password. It’s fast, secure and what else can I say? I love it… @Majorgeeks

Kingsoft Office (for Android) – The closest thing to Microsoft Office on your phone or tablet. THE BEST CHOICE FOR YOUR MOBILE OFFICE… @Google Play

Wallpaper – Double Rainbow (Silt, Colorado, U.S.)… @Microsoft

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Bitdefender Antivirus FREE Edition – Install and Forget Antivirus

January 24, 2014

I was looking over the Nov/Dec 2013 antivirus test results, at AV-Test, where they continuously evaluated 25 home user security products using their default settings. The security products had to demonstrate their capabilities using all components and protection layers.

One of the top contenders that caught my eye was Bitdefender Internet Security where they nailed perfect scores in protection, performance and usability (click here to see Bitdefender’s Results).

After reading the reviews for Bitdefender I was wondering if they had a FREE offering of their antivirus software???  Sure enough I found that they do in fact offer Bitdefender Antivirus FREE Edition.

Bitdefender claims that their Free Edition shares some of the revolutionary technologies that allowed their main product line to outpass major competitors such as AVG, Avast or Avira.

Bitdefender Antivirus FREE Edition

I was currently running AVG FREE and decided to give the Bitdefender Antivirus FREE Edition a try. Prior to installing Bitdefender, I located an AVG uninstaller that is specifically engineered to remove the AVG Antivirus software.

As word to the wise, if you decide to move from one security software product to another, ALWAYS check the product’s site for an uninstaller.  The uninstaller built into windows is not enough to remove the complexities that are built into today’s antivirus software.

Once I had AVG off the system, I began the installation of the Bitdefender Antivirus FREE Edition. One pleasant surprise was the install took less than several minutes.  Following the installation, another pleasant surprise!  The FREE edition has the most minimalistic and simplistic interface I have ever seen in any antivirus software. You basically install this thing and forget it (totally maintenance free).

Bitdefender Antivirus FREE Edition

Bitdefender uses proprietary technology, as well as other technologies integrated to provide maximum strength against e-threats.

Real-time Shield – The real time shield is designed to protect your entire system from infected files coming from the outside, before they have a chance to spread inside your PC.

Active Virus Control – Proactive technology that quickly and accurately detects potential threats, even in cases of new viruses for which there is no default protection released yet.

Intrusion Detection System – Ensures that applications trying to access the Internet or the network are not masked malware. Intrusion Detection is automatically alerted when such apps behave in a suspect manner, and blocks them when they go over the limit.

B-Have – Proactively detects unknown threats that other products miss, by analyzing how apps behave in a safe environment. If no malicious actions are detected, B-Have starts the program normally. Otherwise, it will automatically quarantine or delete it.

HTTP Scanning – Protects you from scams such as credit card phishing attempts, Bitdefender Antivirus Free Edition scans all the links you access from your browser and blocks them when they prove to be unsafe.

Anti-rootkit – Rootkits are a type of stealth software, often malicious, that can help hackers get control of your computer. Bitdefender Antivirus Free Edition uses special technology that detects and blocks such malicious software.

Early Boot Scanning – This technology scans the system at boot time, as soon as all critical services are loaded. Early boot scanning ensures virus detection at system startup, while also improving boot time.

Auto Scan – A huge time and resource saver, Auto Scan is a Bitdefender proprietary technology that focuses virus detection efforts on risky areas.

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If you want full protection, you can get the full commercial version of Bitdefender Internet Security [ CLICK HERE ]

Bitdefender Internet Security

Bitdefender Internet Security is the acknowledged Antivirus of the Year. With a non intrusive and extremely fast scanning technology, it offers enhanced silent security against e threats. This 2014 version references a “PCMAG Best Antivirus 2013” Award in the top right corner of the box and “Product of the year” on the lower half with two additional 2013 reference logos. Despite 2013 award references, this is the 2014 version.


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Today’s Geek Squeaks – December 12, 2013

December 12, 2013

ONE OF THE BEST PROGRAMS IN THE NATION FOR IT PRO’s is TCAT Shelbyville (placement rate of over 90% and a retention rate of 96%)…

TODAY’S RANDOM TECH SITE PICK is a blog that has been in my hip pocket since the first day I started blogging…

ONE OF TIME MAGAZINE’S “50 BEST ANDROID APPS” is a popular source of free ringtones, wallpapers, and games…

A CELL PHONE UNLOCKING DEAL has been made between the FCC and the five major US wireless carriers…

NO OBLIGATION. NO SECRET FEES OR HIDDEN CATCHES. Just simple, reliable, free protection from the antivirus experts at Avira…

A WALL MOUNT COMPACT SURGE PROTECTOR that provides direct, plug-in surge protection for your entry-level desktop computers…

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The Information Technology program at TCAT Shelbyville offers one of the best programs in the nation for IT professionals.  The amount of resources and curriculum that cover all major operating systems (Linux, Apple and Windows) is delivered by certified and industry leading experts… READ MORE


Today’s Random Tech Site Pick (with sample article)

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12 Scams of Christmas (and Yahoo, too)Folks, as we approach the Holidays, please be aware, and remind your friends and family, that we are now in the peak scam, ripoff, fraud, and – of course! – phishing season. The vermin are happily and busily creating phony online stores, and filling our Inboxes, Faceboook, and Twitter with bait and lures of all types… READ MORE


ZEDGE™

(Android)

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For years ZEDGE™ has been the most trusted and popular source of free ringtones, wallpapers, and games in the world. Over 80 million people get more than 300 million free downloads from Zedge every month. ZEDGE’s brand is synonymous with high quality, diversity, uniqueness and great fun.

“Zedge is a safe choice with no shady advertising tactics. It has plenty of ringtones and wallpapers to choose from, and getting them onto your phone can be done with the press of a button.”

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FCC, wireless carriers reach cell phone unlocking deal

@ c|net

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The Federal Communications Commission has reached an agreement with the five major US wireless carriers that requires the carriers to disclose how and when cell phones on their networks can be unlocked, according to Reuters.

Under the terms of the deal, carriers agreed that customers’ phones could be unlocked at the end of their contract, which makes the mobile business a more even playing field… READ MORE


Avira Free Antivirus

Security and simplicity redefined

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Built upon the same award-winning technology found in their premium products, Avira Free Antivirus helps keep your PC malware-free while protecting your privacy.

Lightweight and powerful, Avira Free Antivirus offers Real-Time malware detection, a pop-up blocker, privacy tools and safety ratings for your search results.

(remember – uninstall any exisiting antivirus software
prior to installing new antivirus software)

GET IT HERE


Belkin SurgeMaster 6 Outlet Wall-Mount Surge Protector

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The Home Series from Belkin offers wall mount-direct, plug-in surge protection for your entry-level desktop computers, peripherals, phone/fax/modem, kitchen appliances, standard household electronics, and more. This model boasts 1045 Joules, 45,000 Maximum Spike Amperage, six outlets, and a lifetime 50,000 dollar connected equipment warranty. It also includes a built-in phone line splitter and filters EMI/RFI noise up to 43 dB reduction. Additionally, this surge protector plugs directly into the wall to avoid cord problems… CHECK IT OUT HERE


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Today’s Geek Squeaks – October 16, 2013

October 16, 2013

A summary of Today’s Geek Squeaks:

Squeak #1 – (Reduce The Risk Of Your Computer Being Attacked or Infected): Bill Mullins’, writer of Tech Thoughts Daily Net News, started off this morning with Avast 2014 FREE Edition, as being the lead topic (and rightfully so). I encourage you to bookmark Bill’s site to get the latest and greatest in tech news (and more).

To get Avast 2014 FREE Edition, see below. Remember, it is important to uninstall any antivirus program you have installed on your PC prior to installing another (GET AVAST BELOW);

Squeak #2 – (When Delete Means Delete): When you delete a file on your computer or other drives, the file becomes hidden from view, but can actually remain present on the drive until it is written over with other data. This data can be there a long time and can be easily recovered using many of the free utilities that are available on the internet. To completely delete a file, you need special software such as Hardwipe (SEE BELOW);

Squeak #3 – (Crooks Using Cash Register Skimmers): Today.com has an interesting piece posted today about high tech thieves using PS/2 keyboard loggers (which are available on the internet) to capture data that is inputted at the cash register level (SEE BELOW);

Squeak #4 – (NEW – A 21.5 Inch All-In-One Android Computer by HP): I knew it would be a matter of time before Android would be on desktop size computers. I like this concept and would be the perfect computer for Mom and Pop (SEE BELOW)…

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Avast! Free Edition 2014 9.0.2006 Final

@ Major Geeks

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Avast! is a package of applications that aim to protect your computer from a possible virus infection or other malware threat. If you use it correctly, and in combination with other programs such as data backup utilities, it will significantly reduce the risk of your computer being attacked or infected by a virus, and thus the risk of losing important or private data… GET IT HERE


File Eraser & Drive Wiper

Hardwipe

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Hardwipe can erase drives and USB media, but can also sanitize the Windows Recycle Bin, overwrite selected files and folders, and clean unused drive space of unwanted remenant data. Furthermore, you can run Hardwipe as a standard-alone application, or use its convenient “right-click” context menus from within the Windows File Explorer… GET IT HERE


Shoppers getting ripped off by tiny,
high-tech cash register skimmers…

@ TODAY.com

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Crooks who steal credit and debit card numbers have found a devious new way to snag this information. They’re using a small and relatively cheap piece of off-the-shelf technology to compromise computerized store cash registers… READ MORE


HP Slate 21-k100 21.5-Inch All-in-One Touchscreen Desktop

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Android just hit the big screen. Let everyone in the house enjoy their favorite Google Play contention this big, Full HD touchscreen… CHECK IT OUT


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Anti-Virus Uninstall Tools

July 3, 2013

The same security software that we use to protect our computers can be more troublesome than a virus when the time comes to uninstalling the software. Security software products are very comprehensive in design; and as a result often require special uninstallers to fully remove them from your computer. I encourage you to visit TCAT Shelbyville to get to one of the most comprehensive lists (by ESET) I have seen to help you uninstall anti-virus software. I cannot emphasize this enough. If you decide to remove any anti-virus or anti-malware software from your computer, ALWAYS CHECK WITH THE SOFTWARE DEVELOPER, to determine if there are any special utilities to remove the software.  Also, on the ESET site, you will also find a link listing malware removal tools that may be helpful in the event you suspect a malware infection.


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MediaFire App Now Available For Android

January 18, 2013

MediaFire is an online file storage and sharing service that most computer users at home are not familiar with. With MediaFire you are given 50GB’s of space (for FREE) with a 200 MB file upload size limit. Compared to the other online storage services (which typically offer much less FREE storage space), MediaFire is very generous in their offering. I have maintained an account with MediaFire for nearly 2 years and have never experienced an issue.

MediaFire

The complaint you will hear coming from people about MediaFire is that they will remove your account is your account is inactive. There is some truth to this; however, the rule is that if you must access the MediaFire API (your account) from either the Web, your Mobile platform or your desktop platform at least once per year and if you do that, your account will never be removed.  This is a pretty easy rule to follow; especially, that you are getting 50 GBs of online storage space.  If your account is in jeopardy you will receive sufficient notice via the email account you signed up with.

The one downfall to MediaFire, that I was experiencing, was no Android App available to access and manage my MediaFire files from my tablet. This has all changed within the past couple days (prior to the writing of this article).  MediaFire now has an Android mobile app available in the Google Play Store that can be downloaded to your Android phone or tablet.  You can get the MediaFire App [HERE] .

The MediaFire mobile app lets you access all your documents, photos, and videos from anywhere. Securely store, organize, and share all your data on the web and through your Android device.

MediaFire Mobile App

Features:

• Keep all your important files at your fingertips.
• View docs, spreadsheets, presentations, video, and listen to audio.
• Take and upload pictures and videos directly in the MediaFire app.
• Upload Android gallery images.
• Create and manage folders of files.
• Share files on the go via email, SMS, through other Android apps, and with copy and paste links.
• Quickly search all your MediaFire files and folders.

MediaFire Android App:  Requires Android OS 2.2 or higher

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Second Testing Cycle In A Row – Microsoft Security Essentials Has Failed Certification As An Effective Security Application

January 17, 2013

The title of this post tells it all; AND, as a matter of fact it is a direct quote from Bill Mullins’ Weblog – Tech Thoughts where his article “Microsoft Security Essentials – Breaking Up Is Hard To Do – But, It’s Over; You’re Gone” quickly opened my sleepy eyes this morning.

Microsoft Security Essentials – Breaking Up Is Hard To Do – But, It’s Over; You’re Gone

I had been reading inklings here and there where Microsoft Security Essentials (also called Microsoft Defender on Windows 8) has been faltering here of late and I shrugged it off, thinking the software giant was on top of it; however, Bill’s article was the kick in the butt that I needed.

It is really concerning to me that my main level defense on my PC may be lacking and further concerning (and a lesson to be learned) that even the giant can have weaknesses.  As a matter of fact, I can remember many, many, many, many moon’s ago where Microsoft developed their own antivirus software and they eventually dropped the product. I sure hope that we are not heading in that direction again and history is going to repeat itself.

After reading Bill’s article, I have decided to take his advice and take a look at AVG AntiVirus Free 2013. When I was managing a network, years back, AVG was my antivirus (and anti-malware) software of choice; however, AVG even took a dip there for awhile; BUT, they are back in full tilt, as Bill’s article will highlight.

As blogger’s we can make a difference and I am sure once Microsoft starts to see these articles, we may see a change that will open the sleepy eyes of the giant.

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Watch FREE Movies and TV Shows On Your Android Phone or Tablet

November 23, 2012

With tablet computers (and smartphones) projected to be the hot item again this year, today’s post is pointed toward those who have an android tablet or those who are wishing for one for Christmas.

One of the neat things with tablet computers (and smartphones) is that you can do just about anything with them; even stream videos, movies, TV etc… to the devices. The problem is that most services that stream movies and TV require a paid subscription.

Today I want to share with you, a cloud based  (TV and Movie) service called Crackle that gives you the ability to watch full-length Hollywood movies & TV shows on your tablet or phone (and computer) — Free and on demand. What you are going to find at Crackle is not the latest and greatest, but you will find content that is pretty darn good for being FREE.

Crackle

* Watch full-length Hollywood movies and TV series
* FREE to download app, FREE to watch
* Unlimited, on demand viewing
* New movies and TV episodes added monthly
* Genres including: action, anime, comedy, crime, horror, thriller, sci-fi and anime
* Optimized for both phones and tablets
* Browse Movies, TV, Originals, Collections and Genres
* Build and manage your Watchlist for viewing on the app or online at Crackle.com.
* Stream HQ video via 3G, 4G or Wi-Fi
* App works in US, Canada, UK and Australia

Note:  You can get Crackle on your desktop or notebook computer at the main site [ here ].

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Wallpaper of the Week (#92)

October 20, 2012

The reflection of love…  This wallpaper is absolutely stunning, to say the least!

To Get This Wallpaper [ CLICK HERE ]

Swan Wallpaper

Windows 7 Users: If you are using Windows 7, did you know you can create a desktop background slideshow to show off your pictures and wallpaper images?  To learn how to use this feature [ CLICK HERE ] .

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