Tuesday, 11 June 2013

Malware... what is my best form of protection?

The computer security industry is swarming with hundreds of applications claiming to keep your PC free of spyware. Some of them are great, some are just decent, and some are a plain waste of money, or might harm your PC themselves!


Freedom from spyware and adware,malware Trojans can come free, you just have to know the right tools to do so. I recommend these two anti spyware programs, they are proven and tested to be the best of the best, and they won't even cost you a penny. Become an educated computer user, and keep your PC free from spyware infections with these two programs.

Super-Anti-Spyware (SaS)
Super-Anti-Spyware has quickly shown itself to be one of the best free anti adware programs available. It is known to catch many infections that other programs miss, scans fairly quickly, and is fairly simple to use.

MalwareBytes Anti-Malware (Mbam)
MalwareBytes is also is great for catching the elusive spyware infections. However, MalwareBytes is not as good as cleaning up smaller things such as tracking cookies. I advise people who use MalwareBytes to use it in conjunction with Super anti-Spyware.

What SaS may miss Mbam will find or vice-visa so I keep both programs on my PCs and update them and run them fortnightly. Note run them one after another not at the same time.

Links to SaS and Mbam  can be found in my free software tools section of my blog.

Running the malware programs with Ccleaner  by Piriform and my antivirus keeps my PC's  100% healthy.

Missing the Windows 8 start button - waiting for windows 8.1?

Among the many new features will be added in Windows 8.1 will be the appearance of a Start Button ('orb'). This single news has bought smiles to many a Windows 8 users, who were missing the Window Start Button and Menu. The button features the redesigned, monochrome Windows logo, rather than the now-old-school multicolored orb, and when you mouse over it, it reportedly changes color to let you know that it's good for something.

However, even on Windows 8, when you take your mouse cursor to the bottom left corner and click on it , you get to see the Start Screen. Click again and you are sent back to the desktop. Yes the standard  windows menu - the whole point of having that start button ('orb')

The Windows 8.1 start button does just that and nothing more really. Click on it and you get to see the start Screen. Click again and you are sent back to the desktop. As an additional feature, Microsoft will also be adding an All Apps view which will appear when the Start Button is activated.
 the All Apps view will now be configurable so that users can group their icons by category, usage etc, which makes it the closest thing Windows 8 users will get to a Windows 7–style Start Menu, even if it is still a full-screen view.

I would love to hear your comments.....