Thursday, October 29, 2009

Attention Facebook Users

Virus hunters are raising the alarm for a large-scale spam attack that uses fake Facebook password-reset messages to trick PC users into downloading a dangerous piece of malware.

The malicious executable is linked to the Bredolab botnet, which has been linked to massive spam runs and identity-theft related attacks. 

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Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Consumer Antivirus Guide

Anti-viruses are most indispensable softwares for virus removal and promotion of network security. For those who are not familiar with term viruses, they clarify that these are these threats endanger the smooth and proper functioning of your PC.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Easy Microsoft Windows 7 (Paperback)

Mark Baggesen, Guide to Windows, recently reviewed Easy Microsoft Windows 7.Here's the bottom line according to Mark:
"I love this book-especially for beginner and intermediate users of Windows 7.
If you can only buy one book, you should buy this one."


If you want to setup your computer system again you need to have the licenses and serial numbers at hand for all the software programs that you have purchased and registered. This does include the Windows product key but also other serial numbers for applications like Nero, Office, VMWare and pretty much every other application. 

Instead of searching for the keys in your emails, manuals and recipes you could use another approach. License Crawler is a sweet little application that scans the Windows Registry for Windows product keys and other serial numbers and licenses.
The License Crawler can discover application product keys and other serial numbers or licenses very quickly and supports all versions of Windows operating system from Windows 95 to Windows Vista.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Where's My Cell Phone.

Did you misplace your cell phone
Enter your number here and listen for the ring. It’s free!  

Get Human

Customer service phone numbers, shortcuts, contact info and tips for better support worldwide. The person who does this site was fed up with trying to reach management with problems about service or goods. He published this site to help people get past the "talking heads".

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

111 Free Icon Packs for Your Dock/Website

An impressive collation of 111 different quality free icon packs, good for use on your computer, with a dock, or on a website.

SafeLink Wireless

free cell phone

SAFELINK WIRELESS® service is U.S. government supported program for Income eligible households provided by TracFone Wireless, Inc. In order to participate in the SAFELINK WIRELESS® service, persons must meet certain eligibility requirements set by each State where the service is to be provided. These requirements are based on a person’s participation in a state or Federal support programs or by meeting the Income Poverty Guidelines as defined by the U.S. Government. SAFELINK WIRELESS® service is limited to one person per household.

Q: Has the Obama administration started a program to use "taxpayer money" to give free cell phones to welfare recipients?

A: No. Low-income households have been eligible for discounted telephone service for more than a decade. But the program is funded by telecom companies, not by taxes, and the president has nothing to do with it. Click here: The Obama Phone?|FactCheck

Sunday, October 18, 2009

SpyPig - Free Email Tracking System

Now you can find out when your email has been read by the recipient! No more guessing: "Has he or she read my email yet?"

SpyPig is a simple email tracking system that sends you a notification email as soon as the recipient opens and reads your message.

It works with virtually all modern email programs: Outlook, Eudora, Yahoo Email, Gmail, Hotmail, AOL Email and many others.

SpyPig: Free email tracking system Best of all, SpyPig is FREE.

Saturday, October 17, 2009


A website where people get answers from Doctors, Lawyers, Mechanics or one of thousands of other Experts one-on-one. Since JustAnswer's inception, millions of people from more than 145 countries have received fast and affordable answers in more than 100 categories.

Benefits Include:
  • Expert answers from a live person, who cares about you and follows up with you - not a search engine.
  • Answers every day, at all hours - when you need them most.
  • Affordable pricing - you pick the price you want to pay.

alaTest - Free Product Review

alaTest is a unique, free service helping consumers with their shopping decisions by objectively informing them about product quality. We are totally independent towards product manufacturers, retailers and review sources.


AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 9.0.686 - NEW!

AVG Free provides the bare necessities when it comes to security, but that should be enough for savvy Windows users. You'll get a combined antivirus and antimalware engine, LinkScanner, and e-mail scanning. AVG Free 9 introduces a few new features, with improvements focused on performance, including claims of faster scan and boot times. One new feature is the Identity Theft Recovery Unit. Only for users in the United States, ITRU is a business partnership with Identity Guard which provides "consumer identity theft solutions," accessible only from the AVG toolbar in Firefox and Internet Explorer. 

Friday, October 16, 2009

One-Click Comparison Shopping with PriceTrace

So you're all set to buy that Widget Pro from Amazon, but just before you add it to your cart, you stop and think: "Am I getting the best price?" PriceTrace, a new add-on for Mozilla Firefox, aims to give you a one-click answer.

Also at the same site is:
Send Large Files via Yahoo Mail

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Probably the Best Free Security List in the World

This outstanding list has been compiled by one of Gizmo's senior security editors. The products are listed with the best products first.

The products are almost exclusively free with some exceptions:

(a) Products where there is no free alternative

(b) Good products that offer a lifetime license

(c) Exceptional products

If there are too many options below, try Gizmo's Security Advice Wizard.

100+ Places for Free Books Online

This is a listing of 193 sites that legally offer free books (eBooks) for download or for online viewing.

Some time ago Gizmo went looking for some free eBooks and was surprised to find that there are many resources for this. He decided to put together this list of sites that offer free eBooks as a reference. Since there are so many, he was not able to check each one out thoroughly. So comments from you on any of these sites would be appreciated and added to the comments in the article.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Do I Need a Surge Protector?

Lightning doesn't even have to hit your house for your computer to die of electrocution. "Electrical events" sufficient to do the can happen many at any time in the average home or office. If you do not protect your computer from such events, you're taking a risk as great as motorcycling without a helmet. The first and most frequently used line of defense is the surge protector. It won't protect you 100%, but a surge protector is cheap insurance and I recommend them for everyone.

Life Hacker, tips & downloads for getting things done

Lifehacker is an award-winning daily blog that features tips, shortcuts, and downloads that help you get things done smarter and more efficiently. Lifehacker launched in January 2005, and now ranks as one of the top-linked blogs on the internet according to Technorati.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

How to Buy a Printer

The first order of business in shopping for a printer is figuring out what type of printer and what features best meet your needs. We walk you through some key questions to consider.

Friday, October 09, 2009

Banking Trojan steals money from under your nose

Researchers at security firm Finjan have discovered details of a new type of banking Trojan horse that doesn't just steal your bank log-in credentials but actually steals money from your account while you are logged in and displays a fake balance.

Thursday, October 08, 2009

Control the Mouse Pointer With the Keyboard (Mouse Keys)

Instead of using the mouse, you can use the arrow keys on your keyboard or the numeric keypad to move the mouse.

10 Ways to Detect Computer Malware

Cybercriminals are putting forth every effort to make malware difficult to detect. Successfully, I might add. Ever optimistic, I thought I would have a go at providing information on how to make their job a little tougher.

Then read:
10 More Ways to Detect Computer Malware

Microsoft's New Free Antivirus Hits the Streets

Microsoft today lifted the curtain on its Microsoft Security Essentials, the free successor to its OneCare security program.

MSE uses the same antivirus engine as the phased-out OneCare, but the new free program focuses only on malware blocking. It doesn't include a firewall, system optimizer or other security suite-type features.

10 Seriously Ridiculous Hacks

You know that PC World has all sorts of how-to guides on fixing failed electronics (such as your laptop, yourMP3 player, and your other hardware, but what if you can't even get online to read our sage advice?

Eh, just do it your own way--like the crafty folks in this slide show did. Allow me to introduce you to ten of the most low-down, low-tech hardware hacks we've ever seen. We do, however, have to commend them for their creativity and hard work. Funny!!

Sunday, October 04, 2009

How to watch TV online for free

There are tons of TV shows available online and on-demand. That doesn’t mean you’ll find every show imaginable. But the selection keeps growing. So, grab a computer and watch on your schedule. Click on Kim's picture.

Friday, October 02, 2009

Someone is sending from my email address! How do I stop them?!

You're minding your own business and one day you get email from someone you've never heard of and they're asking you to stop sending them email. Or worse, they're angry. Or worse yet, they accuse you of sending them a virus! But you don't know them, you've never heard of them, and you know you've never sent them email.