Month: January 2013

The Anatomy of a Virus

The most common virus in the wild is called the Department of Justice Virus. The virus locks your computer and requests a bounty of $300 to unlock your computer and avoid government prosecution.

A PC that Looks Like a Tablet is Still a PC


There is no doubt that we have been experiencing a massive shift in our tech realities when it comes to the various form factors that computing devices now come in – tablets, laptops, desktops, convertibles, etc.

Foistware Warning


A reader asks: ‘My browser is filling up with unwanted toolbars, and I can no longer search with Google. I have anti-virus protection, but these things still creep in somehow, and I don’t recall ever asking for them. Where do they come from, and how can I avoid this problem?’